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Charlie is an anthropomorphic Bigfoot. His fur covers his entire body except for his hands and feet. Some of his fur forms a mustache above his mouth. His fur color is olive-green.
Charlie is characterized as loud and eccentric. He always stays positive throughout the day.
You know that one annoying friend who just can't get the hint? That's Charlie, and he's Bigfoot. The Bears meet him when Charlie signs up on a home-sharing website to spend a weekend with the Bears. Charlie is the worst possible house guest for the Bears and nearly destroys their house.
Charlie is a fabled creature. As such, many photographers seek to snap a photo of him. Because of this, many people end up disrupting his normal, everyday life, causing him to grow an incessant fear of humans and anything that can or may appear to be able to take pictures. However, Charlie is very friendly, almost too friendly, to any animal he meets. In "Charlie and the Snake", he attempts to befriend a deer and a raccoon, and even becomes friends with a snake. He is also so desperate to hang out with the Bears that he makes up a fake party for them to go to as an excuse.
Though annoying at times, Charlie is friendly and generous to all. This is made more of an example in "Hurricane Hal" when he lets all the animals take shelter in his car with Panda during the storm. Either due to his loneliness or his overactive imagination, he even names every animal individually and treats them with kindness as he does the Bears.
Being a big foot, Charlie has been much hunted, and it is possible that they are still hunting him so far. The main episodes that demonstrate this are: "Charlie and the Snake" and "Creature Mysteries".
No direct hunt was shown in this episode, but it could be said that there was an indirect hunt for Charlie. Since according to the host of the program Creatures of Mystery, thousands of dollars were offered in exchange for a clear picture of Charlie.
In Creature Mysteries, Charlie's main hunter was Tabes, since she was determined to show the media and the government that the creature really existed. To achieve this feat, Tabes had spent years to get a full view of Charlie. And as she was able to complete Charlie's profile, she set traps throughout the forest with the bait: Charlie's favorite cheese snacks. And with his innocence, Charlie fell into Tabes's traps, but as the Bears were in his favor, Charlie managed to get rid of the Tabes hunt. After one of the traps failed, a huge fire arose above the cave of the bears. Thinking that Charlie was in the trap, Tabes went up to the fire, but when she encountered a big "nothing" in the trap, she found herself surrounded by fire. Seeing that situation, the bears tried to help her, but they could not do anything. Thus Tabes fainted for lack of oxygen. Seeing that, Charlie puts his fear of humans aside and helps her out of the fire. After being convinced by the bears, Tabes then gives up of hunting Charlie and gives him his personal space out of gratitude.
Grizzly seems most tolerant of Charlie as he's the only one who hasn't shown anger or yelled at him, though its made evident that Grizzly definitely isn't all about Charlie. As he was trying to be a friendly host in "Charlie", he didn't want to seem rude, so he tried his best to be as friendly as possible towards Charlie, though he is seen to be shocked and even annoyed as some things his house-guest did. Grizzly is also seen shoving Charlie over on his way to the large stack in order to assist Panda. In "Charlie Ball", Charlie show a little hostility towards Grizzly as he targeted him the most when shoving or injuring the opposing team during the basketball match. This may be because Charlie felt hurt when Grizzly told him he can't be on the team anymore after Panda's arm healed up.
Panda has mixed feelings for Charlie, not enjoying his company too much whenever he comes around, though Charlie tries his best to make him and his brothers happy. In "Charlie", his behavior quickly gets on Panda's nerves, as he not only smacks his phone into a bowl of soup, but also forced Panda to sleep on a soggy pillow and was generally being inconsiderate, however they did reconcile before Charlie had to leave. In "Brother Up", Charlie helped inspire Panda to start acting like the big brother; the leader, after he accidentally scared away a pack of wolves. Charlie also threw the Bears a party in the wilderness in "Charlie and the Snake" to help show them how much he appreciates their friendship.
In "Chicken and Waffles", the two seem to grow closer after Panda has to ask him for help getting to the restaurant after he accidentally broke his contacts. Charlie does everything he can to try and get to Chicken and Waffles. After a dispute, the two attempt to go their separate ways when Panda gets into trouble. Charlie goes to save him, but the tables turn quickly. Panda reaches out to save Charlie. In the end, Panda, and his brothers, decide to eat with Charlie than at the restaurant.
In "Panda's Art", two grow closer to each other and Panda begins to feel more comfortable around his presence.
Charlie will often instinctively reach out to hug Panda and, in "Panda's Art", he can be seen subconsciously snuggling with him after he snuck into Charlie's car home. He has complete, 100% trust in Panda and is never one to suspect him doing anything wrong.Charlie" aggravated him; from being overall disgusting and messy to ruining his dinner and making a mess of the cave, it's not surprising Ice Bear didn't like him very much. Both in "Brother Up" and "Charlie and the Snake", Ice Bear doesn't appear to be warming up to him as he still appears to be annoyed with Charlie's antics. In "Charlie Ball", however, it is shown that Ice Bear is starting to warm up to him, as shown when he allows Charlie to substitute for Panda in a game of basketball after he get injured and requests to play with Charlie against Grizzly and Panda since he wants to win.
Charlie and the snake are good friends. Charlie has shown he really cares for it, and was especially delighted when he was introduced to its family in "Charlie and the Snake". He had discovered the snake when he was about to head out to obtain food for the party he threw for the Bears, so he brought the snake along with him. After going through mishaps in trying to obtain food, they found themselves at the Bears' house, seeing if there's anything there, but to not avail. When they finally order pizza using Panda's phone, Charlie talks to the snake on the couch while they wait. The snake ends up eating some food sculptures Charlie had made for the Bears that morning, and this makes Charlie upset. He finally leaves with the pizza, the snake having left on his own, when he's found by some Big-foot hunters with cameras who then chase him. Just as his picture is about to be snapped, the snake comes in and scares off the hunters, reconciling with Charlie in the process. The snake finally introduces Charlie to its family before shedding its skin for him as a memento.
- Charlie makes a cameo in the opening while in the forest with the Bears while walking.
- His walking posture was very reminiscent to the iconic picture taken of a "Bigfoot" back in the 1970s.
- Charlie's design resembles the style of Dr. Seuss, and some elements of him resemble one of Dr. Seuss' character, the Lorax.
- Charlie has blue blood.
- His favorite snack is cheese poofies.
- Charlie's heartbeat/pulse is a parody of the Seinfield theme song.
- Though he's afraid of being seen by humans, he still cares about their welfare as seen in "Creature Mysteries" and "Ralph".
- He might be immortal due to being around since Tabes was a little girl.
- However this isn't fully confirmed, it could only imply that Sasquatches have a longer lifespan than humans, but grow at a fast rate. This could explain how Charlie has lived for so long.
- Compared to the Bears and most human characters he's interacted with, Charlie's seems to stand around 6.8-7.5ft in height; this likely seems to be case if one were to estimate the measuring scale in "Charlie's Big Foot".
- Charlie's full name is revealed to be Charles in the episode, Ice Cave after Ralph expects the latter to double-cross him.
- A Bigfoot is a cryptid, an animal or plant whose existence has been suggested but has not been discovered or documented by the scientific community.
- The Bigfoot is also known as a Sasquatch.
- Other creatures similar to Bigfoot include Yeti, Yowie, and Skunk Ape.
- As Charlie's blood is blue, that means his blood is likely copper-based, meaning he is unique as all other mammals have iron-based blood.
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