This article is about the cartoon character. For his enemy counterpart, see Piper.

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"Ruination!"
Charley’s Catchphrase

Charley is a cartoon character from the Bendy cartoons by Joey Drew Studios and the leader of the Butcher Gang.

General Description

Physical Appearance

Charley, the tallest of the gang,[1] is a nearly bald humanoid whose own species currently unidentified with only a few wide, triangular-shaped teeth. He has large ears, oval-shaped head, a black animalistic nose, hair-like sideburns, and a beard with a resemblance to Bendy's horns. He wears a tailcoat and vest, a black tie, white gloves, and black shoes.

Personality

The leader of the Butcher Gang, Charley is devious, impatient, and hot-tempered. He is morally ambiguous as well as unscrupulous when carrying out his schemes, seen when stealing coins from the cash register in the "Tasty Trio Troubles" cartoon.

Cartoon Appearances

  • The Butcher Gang (1935) - Charley's first appearance along with Barley and Edgar.
  • Tasty Trio Troubles (1935) - As one of the main characters. At the restaurant, he's in charge as a cashier.
  • Demonic Tonic (year unknown) - With his other members, Charley shrunk and trapped Bendy in a bottle.

Comic Appearances

  • To the Moon (year unknown) - Charley's first comic appearance. He tricks and sends Bendy, Boris and Alice to the moon. He reappears in the last panel after the trio crashland onto him and his ship.
  • Construction Corruption (year unknown) - This is the promotional comic for its cartoon. Charley tries to 'go straight', but Bendy and Boris ruin it with their tomfoolery.
  • Giddy Up, Bendy (year unknown) - Charley appears in this comic with Barley and Edgar, but is not the Butcher Gang leader this time.

Sightings

Bendy and the Ink Machine

There is a horrifically disfigured enemy counterpart named Piper while his original self only appeared in posters and cartoon clips as a cameo.

Bendy and the Dark Revival

In the upcoming first chapter, Charley's cutout can be found.

Trivia

  • Charley is theMeatly's favorite character of the Butcher Gang group.[2]
  • The design for Charley is very similar to the Fleischer cartoon character Grampy because of the similar-looking clothing along with the vest, oval-shaped head with little-to-no hair, pie eyes, and a black nose.
  • Due to his confusedly unconfirmed species, Charley was thought to be a chimpanzee judging by the large ears and a black nose similar to the distinctive features of rubberhose monkey characters in vintage cartoon media like Fleischer. The animator TimetheHobo deconfirms this.[3]

References

  1. "Nice! Charley is actually the tallest of the Butcher Gang. Barley is the same height as Bendy. :)" - TimetheHobo. April 8, 2018. Twitter.
  2. "Ah my personal favorite member of the Butcher Gang. :)" - theMeatly. March 24, 2020. Twitter
  3. "Nice! (Also note: Charley is NOT a chimpanzee.)" - TimetheHobo, September 16, 2018. Twitter.
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