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20th May '16 2:45:00 PM Berrenta
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A brief history of the original Char: in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'', he was TheRival to the main character. A mysterious [[CoolMask masked man]] with distinctive [[BlondGuysAreEvil blond hair]], he was an AcePilot called the [[RedBaron Red Comet]] with a penchant for piloting AceCustom mecha painted red (which was said to be [[Memes/{{Gundam}} three times faster]] than its mundane counterpart, despite the only visual difference being its [[RedOnesGoFaster color]]). Over the course of the series, it is revealed that Char has a [[HiddenAgendaVillain hidden agenda]] -- avenging his father, who was assassinated by the series BigBad -- and that his [[LongLostRelative estranged sister]] is part of the heroes' crew. In the sequel series, ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'', he adopts a PaperThinDisguise and makes a HeelFaceTurn, allying with the good guys and acting as TheMentor for the new generation. His final appearance comes in the appropriately-named ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack'', where he's [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor a villain again]], attempting to [[ColonyDrop drop a giant asteroid]] onto Earth [[WellIntentionedExtremist for the good of mankind]].


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A brief history of the original Char: in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'', he was TheRival to the main character. A mysterious [[CoolMask masked man]] with distinctive [[BlondGuysAreEvil blond hair]], hair, he was an AcePilot called the [[RedBaron Red Comet]] with a penchant for piloting AceCustom mecha painted red (which was said to be [[Memes/{{Gundam}} three times faster]] than its mundane counterpart, despite the only visual difference being its [[RedOnesGoFaster color]]). Over the course of the series, it is revealed that Char has a [[HiddenAgendaVillain hidden agenda]] -- avenging his father, who was assassinated by the series BigBad -- and that his [[LongLostRelative estranged sister]] is part of the heroes' crew. In the sequel series, ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'', he adopts a PaperThinDisguise and makes a HeelFaceTurn, allying with the good guys and acting as TheMentor for the new generation. His final appearance comes in the appropriately-named ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack'', where he's [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor a villain again]], attempting to [[ColonyDrop drop a giant asteroid]] onto Earth [[WellIntentionedExtremist for the good of mankind]].




* [[RivalTurnedEvil Shin]] and [[TroubledAbuser Souther]] from ''FistOfTheNorthStar''. Both are [[BlondGuysAreEvil blond]], members of a rival martial arts school of the protagonist, and both rely on speed rather than brute force in combat.

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* [[RivalTurnedEvil Shin]] and [[TroubledAbuser Souther]] from ''FistOfTheNorthStar''. Both are [[BlondGuysAreEvil blond]], blond, members of a rival martial arts school of the protagonist, and both rely on speed rather than brute force in combat.
6th Apr '16 1:09:52 AM CelPrevXXVI
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* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' has Special Inspector [=McGillis=] Fareed of Gjallarhorn as a prime contender for Char status. The blonde, charismatic, and well dressed officer acts as the main foil to the grungy Mikazuki, as well as being the first one to get a good hit on the Barbatos. His friendship with Gaelio Bauduin also mirrors the original Char's friendship with Garma and his engagement to Gaelio's much younger sister echos Char's infamous predilection for young girls. In episode 15, he gets the mask, and a wig to boot, and in episode 19 he sorties in a high-performance red mobile suit. [[spoiler: In episode 25, he kills Gaelio after explaining that he'd manipulated him and Ein into committing acts that would break public trust in Gjallarhorn.]]

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* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' has Special Inspector [=McGillis=] Fareed of Gjallarhorn as a prime contender for Char status. The blonde, charismatic, and well dressed officer acts as the main foil to the grungy Mikazuki, as well as being the first one to get a good hit on the Barbatos. His friendship with Gaelio Bauduin also mirrors the original Char's friendship with Garma and his engagement to Gaelio's much younger sister echos Char's infamous predilection for young girls. In episode 15, he gets the mask, a wig, and a wig to boot, nickname as "Montag", and in episode 19 he sorties in a high-performance red mobile suit. [[spoiler: In episode 25, he kills Gaelio after explaining that he'd manipulated him and Ein into committing acts that would break public trust in Gjallarhorn.]]
1st Apr '16 9:29:34 AM ObsidianFire
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** Dynamo from ''[[VideoGame/MegaManX5 X5]]'' is also built up as such, particularly the old-fashioned ''MSG''-style rival (although he's more of a FriendlyEnemy). He wears black instead of red, but otherwise exhibits most of the traits associated with Char clones. He has the white hair, a visor on his helmet that covers his eyes, and is even said to have skills equaling or perhaps surpassing that of a [[RankInflation Special A]] Class Hunter [[note]] X and Zero are respectively B and Special A [[/note]]. Despite possessing abilities similar to X and Zero's combined skillset, his threat level diminishes throughout ''X5'', as he's soundly defeated by X/Zero twice and [[VillainExitStageLeft retreats each time.]] By the time of ''[[VideoGame/MegaManX6 X6]]'', Dynamo is considered little more than a nuisance by the Maverick Hunters; that being said, [[GenreSavvy he's still smart enough to know]] [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere when to call it quits.]]

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** Dynamo from ''[[VideoGame/MegaManX5 X5]]'' is also built up as such, particularly the old-fashioned ''MSG''-style rival (although he's more of a FriendlyEnemy). He wears black instead of red, but otherwise exhibits most of the traits associated with Char clones. He has the white hair, a visor on his helmet that covers his eyes, and is even said to have skills equaling or perhaps surpassing that of a [[RankInflation Special A]] Class Hunter [[note]] X and Zero are respectively B and Special A [[/note]]. Despite possessing abilities similar to X and Zero's combined skillset, his threat level diminishes throughout ''X5'', as he's soundly defeated by X/Zero twice and [[VillainExitStageLeft retreats each time.]] By the time of ''[[VideoGame/MegaManX6 X6]]'', Dynamo is considered little more than a nuisance by the Maverick Hunters; that being said, [[GenreSavvy he's still smart enough to know]] know [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere when to call it quits.]]
27th Mar '16 9:21:26 AM Winter
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* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' has Special Inspector [=McGillis=] Fareed of Gjallarhorn as a prime contender for Char status. The blonde, charismatic, and well dressed officer acts as the main foil to the grungy Mikazuki, as well as being the first one to get a good hit on the Barbatos. His friendship with Gaelio Bauduin also mirrors the original Char's friendship with Garma and his engagement to Gaelio's much younger sister echos Char's infamous predilection for young girls. In episode 15, he gets the mask, and a wig to boot, and in episode 19 he sorties in a high-performance red mobile suit.

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* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' has Special Inspector [=McGillis=] Fareed of Gjallarhorn as a prime contender for Char status. The blonde, charismatic, and well dressed officer acts as the main foil to the grungy Mikazuki, as well as being the first one to get a good hit on the Barbatos. His friendship with Gaelio Bauduin also mirrors the original Char's friendship with Garma and his engagement to Gaelio's much younger sister echos Char's infamous predilection for young girls. In episode 15, he gets the mask, and a wig to boot, and in episode 19 he sorties in a high-performance red mobile suit. [[spoiler: In episode 25, he kills Gaelio after explaining that he'd manipulated him and Ein into committing acts that would break public trust in Gjallarhorn.]]
23rd Mar '16 10:18:49 AM Willbyr
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** Sharkin's successors in the [[Anime/CombattlerV Romantic]] [[VoltesV Robot]] [[{{Anime/Daimos}} Trilogy]] also qualify. Bonus points for the latter for having his sister [[StarCrossedLovers romantically involved with the hero]].
* ''CodeGeass'': Split between the show's main character, [[MagnificentBastard Lelouch]], who gets most of Char's backstory (estranged son of nobility, works under a fake name and wears a mask, has a younger sister who doesn't realize who he is, seeks revenge for his parent's murder), and [[ActionGirl Kallen]], who gets his action role (AcePilot with speedy red mecha, TheRival of Suzaku on the battlefield). Also worth a mention, is that WordOfGod indicates Lelouch was initially going to be a [[WhiteHairBlackHeart white-haired pretty boy]], and thus would have looked the part even more. In fact, co-creator and head writer Ichiro Okouchi himself said that Zero was designed specifically to wear a mask because he felt that it wouldn't be a Sunrise show otherwise!

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** Sharkin's successors in the [[Anime/CombattlerV Romantic]] [[VoltesV [[Anime/VoltesV Robot]] [[{{Anime/Daimos}} Trilogy]] also qualify. Bonus points for the latter for having his sister [[StarCrossedLovers romantically involved with the hero]].
* ''CodeGeass'': ''Anime/CodeGeass'': Split between the show's main character, [[MagnificentBastard Lelouch]], who gets most of Char's backstory (estranged son of nobility, works under a fake name and wears a mask, has a younger sister who doesn't realize who he is, seeks revenge for his parent's murder), and [[ActionGirl Kallen]], who gets his action role (AcePilot with speedy red mecha, TheRival of Suzaku on the battlefield). Also worth a mention, is that WordOfGod indicates Lelouch was initially going to be a [[WhiteHairBlackHeart white-haired pretty boy]], and thus would have looked the part even more. In fact, co-creator and head writer Ichiro Okouchi himself said that Zero was designed specifically to wear a mask because he felt that it wouldn't be a Sunrise show otherwise!
18th Mar '16 2:06:59 PM Willbyr
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* For a series that ''isn't'' about HumongousMecha, ''YakitateJapan'' has "Meister" Kirisaki, a blond mask-wearing Ace ''Baker'' whose sister is a member of the supporting cast. He also plays a Zeta-style role as Azuma's mentor. The connection then progressed to HilariousInHindsight territory when the anime version was eventually picked up by {{Sunrise}}.

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* For a series that ''isn't'' about HumongousMecha, ''YakitateJapan'' ''Manga/YakitateJapan'' has "Meister" Kirisaki, a blond mask-wearing Ace ''Baker'' whose sister is a member of the supporting cast. He also plays a Zeta-style role as Azuma's mentor. The connection then progressed to HilariousInHindsight territory when the anime version was eventually picked up by {{Sunrise}}.
24th Feb '16 6:40:06 PM RoarkTenjouin
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** Zeta also features Jerid Messa - while he doesn't wear a mask, pilot a red custom mecha, or have a relative among the crew of the 'Argama', he does have blonde hair, works for the Titans, and the tensions between him and Kamille are very familiar to those between Amuro and Char.

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** Zeta also features Jerid Messa - while he doesn't wear a mask, pilot a red custom mecha, or have a relative among the crew of the 'Argama', ''Argama'', he does have blonde hair, works for the Titans, and the tensions between him and Kamille are very familiar to those between Amuro and Char.
24th Feb '16 6:39:23 PM RoarkTenjouin
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** Zeta also features Jerid Messa - while he doesn't wear a mask, pilot a red custom mecha, or have a relative among the crew of the 'Argama', he does have blonde hair, works for the Titans, and the tensions between him and Kamille are very familiar to those between Amuro and Char.
14th Feb '16 8:53:29 PM Servitor2152
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* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' has Special Inspector [=McGillis=] Fareed of Gjallarhorn as a prime contender for Char status. The blonde, charismatic, and well dressed officer acts as the main foil to the grungy Mikazuki, as well as being the first one to get a good hit on the Barbatos. His friendship with Gaelio Bauduin also mirrors the original Char's friendship with Garma and his engagement to Gaelio's much younger sister echos Char's infamous predilection for young girls. As of episode 15, he gets the mask, and a wig to boot, and evidence suggests that he'll soon be getting a high-performance red mobile suit as well.

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* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' has Special Inspector [=McGillis=] Fareed of Gjallarhorn as a prime contender for Char status. The blonde, charismatic, and well dressed officer acts as the main foil to the grungy Mikazuki, as well as being the first one to get a good hit on the Barbatos. His friendship with Gaelio Bauduin also mirrors the original Char's friendship with Garma and his engagement to Gaelio's much younger sister echos Char's infamous predilection for young girls. As of In episode 15, he gets the mask, and a wig to boot, and evidence suggests that he'll soon be getting in episode 19 he sorties in a high-performance red mobile suit as well.suit.
8th Feb '16 4:11:13 PM NativeJovian
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* Possessing the traits of an EnigmaticMinion.

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* Possessing the traits of Being an EnigmaticMinion.EnigmaticMinion or a HiddenAgendaVillain.



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