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[-[[caption-width-right:330:[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Char Aznable]] (bottom left) and some of his "clones" throughout the franchise. From top: [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Mr. Bushido]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Neo Roanoke]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Rau Le Creuset]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Zechs Merquise]], [[Anime/TurnAGundam Harry Ord]], [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam Schwartz Bruder]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn Full Frontal]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamF91 Carozzo "Iron Mask" Ronah]], [[Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam Cronicle Asher]].]]-]

->'''Narrator:''' Anyway, he must use this seizure-inducing machine to save the world! And/or space colonies.\\
'''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeedDestiny Neo Roanoke]]:''' But to do so he has to get through me, the conflicted villain who also serves as his main rival. Also, I have a cool mask.\\
'''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed Rau Le Creuset]]:''' Hey, wait a second, you're just copying me.\\
'''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Zechs Merquise]]:''' No, you're copying me.\\
'''[[Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam Cronicle Asher]]:''' No, both of you are copying me.\\
'''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Char Aznable]]:''' No, '''all''' of you are copying '''me'''!
-->-- ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUBMTiIk-qc Gundam: A Summary]]''

A Char Clone is a character who has many traits of Char Aznable from the ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' franchise, who [[FountainOfExpies inspired many copies]]. The ''Gundam'' series was (and is) wildly popular in Japan, with a cultural impact comparable to ''Franchise/StarTrek'' or ''Series/DoctorWho'' in the West. Char, an antagonist in the original ''Gundam'' show ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'', became the most iconic character of the series, outpacing even the main characters and the BigBad in popularity. Given the sheer number of characters that [[ShoutOut reference]], {{homage}}, or flat out ''[[{{Expy}} are]]'' Char with a different name, they eventually [[FanNickname became known as]] Char clones.

A brief history of the original Char: in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'', he was TheRival to the main character. A mysterious [[CoolMask masked man]] with distinctive 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]].

Expect to see these traits in a Char clone:
* Blond or otherwise pale hair. In case his hair is dark, it'll rarely be shown.
* An AceCustom HumongousMecha (or [[CoolPlane plane]]/[[CoolCar car]]/[[CoolBike motorcycle]]/whatever), [[LawOfChromaticSuperiority usually red]] (but occasionally gold, from Char's ''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]]'' mecha). May be referenced as being three times better ([[RedOnesGoFaster especially faster]]) than normal.
* A CoolMask, or at the very least face-covering CoolShades. This may be part of a CoolHelmet.
* A RedBaron title, usually referencing their color of choice.
* Being an EnigmaticMinion or a HiddenAgendaVillain.
* A LongLostRelative among the cast, allowing for TheReveal at a dramatically appropriate time. Frequently an AloofBigBrother as well.

Other than those universal aspects, these characters tend to fall into one of three aspects, which could be roughly aligning with the three works Char appeared in: ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'', ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'', and ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack''. The '''bolded''' parts is mainly the defining role of that character. When two or more of these types of Char Clone appear in a story, they need not be the same character at different points in the timeline; it's perfectly acceptable to split up Char's three primary roles into multiple clones, and indeed this is what's more often done so as to help the clones distinguish themselves from the original.
* A ''Mobile Suit Gundam''-style Char clone will be an AntiHero, '''TheRival''' to the main character, a HiddenAgendaVillain and/or a DragonWithAnAgenda and probably many changes between [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor the heroes side and the villains side]].
* A ''Zeta Gundam''-style Char clone will be '''TheMentor''' to the main character, OlderAndWiser with a BigBrotherMentor vibe.
* A ''Char's Counterattack''-style Char clone will be a KnightTemplar, WellIntentionedExtremist or even a DarkMessiah, and may be a FallenHero as well. The most likely type of the three to be '''[[BigBad The Big Bad]]'''.

Incidentally, Char himself is based off Manfred von Richthofen, ''the'' RedBaron (at least in terms of characterization. His visual design was based on Prince Sharkin of ''Anime/{{Raideen}}'', while his name is a reference to famous French singer Charles Aznavour).

Char Clone is a character-specific subtrope of FountainOfExpies. Compare StockShonenRival, ShanaClone, ReiAyanamiExpy, and DarthVaderClone[[note]]The fact that many traits are shared between these two character archetypes is [[FollowTheLeader not entirely coincidental]][[/note]]. [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused]] with expies of [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Charmander, Charmeleon, and Charizard]].


%%Note: only list an example if the character is a deliberate Char expy! A character with one or two vague similarities doesn't count. Characters that came ''before'' Char also don't count, as they obviously couldn't be based on him if they predate him.


As expected from the TropeNamer, there is at least one of them among its various {{Alternate Universe}}s, most of them are even sourced in Nikkei published ''Otona no Gundam'' (Gundam for adult, a book analyzing the economical impact of Gundam):

* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'', ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'', and ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack Char's Counterattack]]'' feature [[TropeMaker the original]].
** 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.
** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ'' was supposed to have Char, but that was cancelled when ''Char's Counterattack'' was given the green light. Instead they got Glemy Toto, a blond, charming [[TeensAreMonsters 17-year old]], who has all of Char's manipulative ability and piloting skill, serves as a rival to two of the main characters, and eventually sets himself up as a rival to the BigBad. He also seems to have Char's predilection for younger girls, although given his own age, that's hard to tell.
** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn Gundam Unicorn]]'' has Full Frontal, who (despite the unfortunate name[[note]] he was actually named for the "full frontal assault" -- the ''original'' meaning of the term, not [[FullFrontalAssault the trope]][[/note]]) is the Chariest Char since Char himself, [[spoiler:being a cyber-newtype genetically altered to look like Char, with Char's memories -- and, it's implied, a chunk of Char's ''[[AnatomyOfTheSoul soul]]'' -- implanted in him via the psycoframe]]; to drive the homage even further, he is voiced by the [[Creator/ShuichiIkeda same actor]]. Subverted? Or played ultra-straight? You decide.
** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamF91 Gundam F91]]'' has KnightTemplar Carozzo "Iron Mask" Ronah as the BigBad, while [[EyepatchOfPower Zabine Chareux]] counts as TheRival.
*** The follow-up manga ''[[Manga/MobileSuitCrossboneGundam Crossbone Gundam]]'' rounds out the triumvirate, with Kincaid Nau (''F91'''s Seabook Arno, formerly something of an Amuro expy) as TheMentor.
** ''Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam'' has Cronicle Asher, who isn't as iconic an example as some, but still fits the bill as TheRival.
** ''Anime/GundamReconguistaInG'' has, well, Captain "Mask" [[spoiler:(aka Luin Lee)]]. He wears a mask and is the most recurring rival to the main character, Bellri Zenam. No blood relation to any of the main characters, though one of Bellri's female friends is in a (reciprocated) relationship with him and he was formerly a good friend of Bell himself.
* ''[[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam G Gundam]]'' can be seen as splitting it three ways, with Schwartz Bruder being TheMentor in an aloof, challenging way that lets him double as TheRival, while Master Asia shares some of Char's ideas and character arc and is TheRival in a more antagonistic sense, and [[spoiler:Major Ulube Ishikawa]] getting the BigBad aspect.
* ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]]'' has Zechs Merquise/[[spoiler:Milliardo Peacecraft]], who combines ''all three'' Char-styles. Somewhat justified, since ''Wing'' has been described as "UC Gundam from [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam MSG]] to [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack CCA]] compressed into one series", though Zechs switches the sequence of BigBad and TheMentor aspects compared the original Char, only taking on a Quattro Bajeena-like role in [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWingEndlessWaltz the film sequel]].
* ''[[Anime/AfterWarGundamX Gundam X]]'' has TheCaptain Jamil Neate taking on TheMentor aspect (complete with shades ''and'' sideburns). A more direct example comes from Lancerow Dawell, who is a sort of AlternateUniverse version of Char. The backstory of ''Gundam X'' involves a much more devastating version of UC's One Year War (culminating in ''successful'' {{Colony Drop}}s by the truckload), in which Lancerow played the role of TheRival-Char and Jamil played the role of Amuro.
* ''Anime/TurnAGundam'' has Harry Ord, whose distinguishing feature is a pair of red CoolShades that [[MakingASpectacleOfYourself look like bug eyes]]. He's TheRival and TheDragon for most of the series, but interestingly borrows a lot more from [[TheMentor Quattro Bajeena]] in appearance, personality, and trappings, including a gold AceCustom rather than the traditional red that the original Char used. In fact, he doesn't have any villainous, ulterior motives other than what he does for his Queen and people.
* ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed Gundam SEED]]'' splits and merges some of the three aspects into three characters:
** Rau Le Creuset is one of the darkest takes on the trope, being a Char clone who acts as TheRival to AcePilot Mu La Flaga, and is the BigBad and TheManBehindTheMan to the entire series, simultaneously channeling ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack CCA]]''-era Char's plan up to OmnicidalManiac levels.
** Mu La Flaga himself fits the ''Zeta'' style BigBrotherMentor type, particularly to the main character; he does however start with an AceCustom mobile armor instead of a mobile suit, before receiving [[TheHero Kira]]'s Strike.
*** In this case, the family connection of these two Chars is to [[spoiler:''each other''; Rau is a clone of Mu's father.]]
** Finally, in both ''SEED'' and the first half of ''SEED Destiny'', Athrun Zala serves as Kira's rival (complete with a red ''Gundam'', instead of as simple AceCustom) [[spoiler:before his HeelFaceTurn]]. On a side note, Athrun's name is Arabic, derived from the Greek word, "erythron", meaning "red".
* ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeedDestiny Gundam SEED Destiny]]'' deconstructs and reconstructs this trope ''again'' to a certain extent:
** Neo Roanoke ([[spoiler:actually the NotQuiteDead CriminalAmnesiac Mu la Flaga]]) fills the role of TheRival, while Athrun acts as TheMentor to Shinn, at least in the beginning. Then they ''swap'', [[spoiler:both of them (re)joining Kira. Neo/Mu loses the mask, gets the [[BlingBlingBang golden mobile suit]] and acts as the OlderAndWiser figure to Kira and Athrun, while Athrun gets yet another red MS and ends up as TheRival to Shinn]].
** Rounding up the triumvirate is [[spoiler:Gilbert Durandal]] as the WellIntentionedExtremist-Char (he even has [[Creator/ShuichiIkeda the same seiyuu]] as the original).
** The series also has an ungodly number of Char references, from [[AceCustom Lunamaria's red ZAKU]] to Athrun's PaperThinDisguise as "Alex Dino" (consisting almost entirely of CoolShades... and not even having the benefit of his real face being relatively unknown, since unlike Char he never wore a mask).
* ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'' has Graham Aker, who starts as a more general example of TheAce and TheRival, challenging the Gundams with lesser mobile suits like the Flag, but is upgraded to a full-blown Char Clone in the second season, where he gains a [[GoodScarsEvilScars Char-scar]] and puts on a CoolMask. He also takes on a new name ("Mr. Bushido")...though it turns out that it's just a nickname other pilots gave him for his increasingly [[EverythingsBetterWithSamurai samurai-like]] tendencies, and he went with it. Like so much in 00, he's a bit of a deconstruction: He doesn't wear the mask to hide his identity, but rather because of scars given to him by the ostensible hero of the series. That and he personally hates the Mr. Bushido nickname and is suffering from depression.
** He does drop the mask in time for [[Anime/Gundam00AWakeningOfTheTrailblazer the movie]], served as TheAce/[[TheMentor Mentor]] to the Solbrave Squadron, then briefly as TheMentor to the Hero (even delivering a DareToBeBadass speech).
* ''Anime/ModelSuitGunplaBuildersBeginningG'' reveals Boris Schauer. Because the story takes place in the real world, Boris may just be a Char fanboy. Nevertheless, his similarity to Char is more than just cosmetic, as no ordinary fanboy will ride a CoolHorse just to mimic Char.
* ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE Gundam AGE]]'' has Vagan AcePilot Zeheart Galette. His mask manages his PsychicPowers, which are powerful enough to ''require'' a custom (red) suit that is 3 times faster than normal Vagan suits. Although he isn't related by blood to any of the heroes, he is Asemu Asuno's former best friend and becomes TheRival. [[spoiler:He never had interaction with Kio in the third arc, not counting their bouts in their mobile suits.]]
** On the ''Quattro'' side of things, we have the 3rd Generation's Federation mobile suit team leader [[BigBrotherMentor Seric Abis]].
* Before the release of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn'', a probably out of continuity novel called ''Literature/GaiaGear'', which took place a few centuries after ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'', featured the main character Afranshia Char - a "memory clone" of the original Red Comet.
* ''Anime/GundamBuildFighters'' has the StudentCouncilPresident Tatsuya Yuuki as the closest character to the Trope. He's nicknamed the Crimson Comet, and pilots the Zaku Amazing, a highly customized Zaku II Char Custom; he only falls short for want of blond hair and a mask. He later fully embraces the archetype by donning a pair of [[CoolShades Quattro-style shades]] as Meijin Kawaguchi III - the current inheritor of the title [[spoiler: given to the metaverse's master Gunpla Builder.]] Throughout the series run, he basically is the FriendlyRival to the main characters, before briefly plunging into the role of the Decoy BigBad FinalBoss [[spoiler: due to being BrainwashedAndCrazy]].
* ''Anime/GundamBuildFightersTry'' has, apart from the aformentioned Meijin (who, in contrast to his roles in the first season, becomes TheMentor for a brief moment) a DistaffCounterpart thereof in Lady Kawaguchi (canonically speaking, the franchise's first ''female'' character to fit the trope). Not much is brought up regarding her background, but she fits the StealthMentor bit for one of the main characters, being the one who inspired her years ago to do Gunpla Battle.
* ''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 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.]]
** The second season introduces a new masked antagonist known only as "Vidar". [[spoiler:However it's clearly Gaelio, if his [[Creator/MasayaMatsukaze voice]], use of a remodelled Gundam Kimaris, and grudge against [=McGillis=] didn't give it away. Which is interesting because it's the first time in the franchise where a character has been a Char Clone '''and''' a Garma Clone at the same time.]]
* Outside anime, the Gundam spinoff game ''VideoGame/MSSagaANewDawn'' introduces Captain Hal Vizardt to the ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' franchise. He hits all the Char high notes: blond, masked, ace pilot, acts as a mentor to TheHero, pilots red MS (for extra points, he specifically pilots Char's), and is secretly the older brother of another party member in disguise.
* PlayedForLaughs in ''Gundam Breaker 3'' with Mr Gunpla, a SeriesMascot and LargeHam fight promoter of sorts for the sport. In actual fact, he was a former champion who suffered a crisis of faith that affected his reputation and lost him his biggest fan - after which he left the sport entirely, but his love for it drew him right back, reinventing himself as a [[NonIronicClown non-ironic]] SadClown (in his own words) to promote the sport as Mr Gunpla, operating a conveniently red mecha while wearing shades, a FunnyAfro and a Hawaiian shirt. Yes folks, [[RefugeInAudacity the metal mask has been replaced with a funny afro!]]
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam0080WarInThePocket'' [[LampshadeHanging nods towards the concept]] near the end of the series, where for most of the fifth episode, resident blond-haired Zeon pilot Bernard Wiseman disguises himself with [[PaperThinDisguise nothing more than]] a pair of CoolShades similar to Char as Quattro in ''Zeta Gundam''.
* ''Anime/GundamBuildDivers'' plays with this trope. In Episode 3, [[TheAce Kyoya Kujo]] dons a mask and a knight-like outfit in an attempt to join a group of beginners to weed out "Mass-Divers", cheaters within Gundam Battle Nexus Online. His disguise his incredibly flimsy (he even calls himself "Kyoya" and claims that his looks and name are because he admires Kyoya.) and he horribly breaks character. Riku and Yukio fall for it, though Momoka, despite having just joined and not knowing much of Gundam, is incredibly suspicious, though Yukio tries to brush it off as masked men are common in Gundam. The ruse doesn't even last an episode as he's forced to reveal himself when protecting Sarah and Momoka from a rampaging Devil Gundam, destroying his disguise.

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]

* ''Anime/AldnoahZero'' has Slaine Troyard. Rival to TheHero? Check. Blond? Check. Sadly, no mask. While initially lacking the skill and charisma characteristic of your typical Char, he does have traits similar to those of Turn A Gundam's Harry Ord, specifically, loyalty to the princess. [[spoiler: Later, as the series progresses, he gradually becomes a Char's Counterattack type, becoming the BigBad and only going short of Vers becoming a full Zeon clone.]]
* ''Anime/GenesisOfAquarion'' has Sirius de Alisia.
* ''Anime/ArmoredTrooperVotoms'': Ypsilon is this series' Char clone.
* ''Anime/AuraBattlerDunbine'': Bern Bunnings from this show is an obvious Char. Rival status, fake moniker, wears a mask, extreme respect from his underlings, and grudging respect from his superiors.
* ''Anime/AttackOnTitan'' has Reiner Braun. A highly talented, blond soldier who just so happens to [[spoiler: be a very psychologically damaged double agent who also takes the form of the gold and red Armored Titan.]]
* ''Anime/{{Bakugan}}'': Spectra Phantom wears mostly red (including a mask), is blond, is TheRival, [[spoiler: and is actually named Keith Clay, the older brother of Mira Clay.]] Also, Masquerade doesn't have a thing for red nor does he [[spoiler: err, she]] have a younger sister, but he is mostly this trope.
** Emperor Barodius and Dharakinoid in ''Gundalian Invaders'' are Chars of themselves in ''Mechtogan Surge'', now [[spoiler: Mag Mel and Razenoid.]] They've been so warped by evil, they've cast off their old identities.
* Though just a minor character, [[ShoutOut it's obvious who]] [[http://images.wikia.com/bleach/en/images/a/a0/Findorcarias.png Findor]] in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' is modeled on. Also his name vaguely sounds like one of Char's made-up cover names.
* ''Anime/TheBigO'': Schwartzwald. A masked character with his own agenda, consistent rival to the lead, pilots '''three''' red mechs, and they are more maneuverable (three times faster).
* ''Anime/BrainPowerd'' has two, Baron Maximilian as the political force with a mask ([[spoiler:also a rare female example]]), and Johnathan Glen in the blond [[TheRival rival]] AcePilot department.
* ''Anime/BraveRaideen'': Actually a ''reverse'' of this trope; the character Prince Sharkin is who Char Aznable was modeled after. For all intents and purposes, however, it can also qualify.
** Sharkin's successors in the [[Anime/CombattlerV Romantic]] [[Anime/VoltesV Robot]] [[{{Anime/Daimos}} Trilogy]] also qualify. Bonus points for the latter for having his sister [[StarCrossedLovers romantically involved with the hero]].
* ''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!
* ''Anime/DancougarNova'': A masked blonde woman who pilots the red mecha R-Daigun against Dancougar. She turns out to be [[spoiler:the IdolSinger Eida]].
* ''Anime/FutureGPXCyberFormula'': [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Knight Shoemach]][=/=]Osamu Sugo is TheAce, TheRival, has CoolShades, his younger sister is in love with the hero and drives a white and red formula car (in the TV series). And he's the [[LongLostRelative long-lost brother]] to said little sister.
* ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'': Soldat J is blond, wears a face obscuring helmet, is rival to main character, is faster than the main character on foot and in his smaller mecha, [[EnsembleDarkhorse and is incredibly popular.]]
* ''Anime/GearFighterDendoh'':
** Altair (the mask-wearing bad guy), who is the brother of one of the main characters and TheRival of the protagonists (though [[BrainwashedAndCrazy not by choice]]). He also uses a palette-swap of Dendoh, the Knight Gear Ogre.
** Vega resembles Char in his Quattro phase: she's a mysterious mentor with blonde hair and a mask. Also, [[spoiler: she is secretly the mother of one of Dendoh's pilots and Altair's sister.]]
* ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'' has a Char homage in a first season filler episode, where the man in question is the leader of a JerkJock team of mecha pilots. This ended up getting LostInTranslation[[note]]whether by accident or intentionally to avoid lawsuits is unknown[[/note]], but if you know what to look for it's blatantly obvious -- especially his last line of the episode, where he starts to quote Char's famous "mistakes of youth" speech before Kaname {{Dope Slap}}s him.
** For bonus points, he's voiced by Creator/TetsuInada, who's covered this ground before in ''Anime/TurnAGundam'' (Harry Ord) and ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' (Elzam Von Branstein).
* ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'':
** ''Anime/TenchiMuyoWarOnGeminar'': Dagmyer. Handsome blond who wears a mask in the first episode, inspiring leader and idealist fighting against the system, ManipulativeBastard... he hits most of the criteria for both original recipe and Counterattack-era Char, except that he uses a blue Seikishin. And that he's hopelessly outmatched by his [[TheRival rival]], [[TheAce Kenshi.]]
** Ulyte, the male of [[TwoTeacherSchool the two teachers in the series]], also qualifies; acting as a male confidant for [[ChickMagnet Harem Hero]] Kenshi and as a [[NumberTwo second]] for the Big Bad, while [[HiddenAgendaVillain playing both sides against the middle for the sake of his own mysterious agenda]]. [[spoiler:And he/she even has the mask aspect covered as Neizai.]]
* ''Anime/LastExile'': Tatiana Wisla - blonde AcePilot with a red vanship.
* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'': Nanoha's basically a Gundam disguised as a magical girl, so is it any wonder her [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha first-season]] rival Fate is a blonde whose fighting style is geared for speed? Especially when she gets her Sonic Form in ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs A's]]'', which makes her [[MemeticMutation three times faster]]! And even faster with her [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS Shin Sonic Form]]! Fate is referred as the "Ace of the Navy," "God of Speed," and "Golden Flash."
** Fate has an older brother among the good cast. Except that they weren't siblings before she was adopted by Chrono's mother in the second season.
** Vita is a FieryRedhead knight, completely clad in red. She serves as Nanoha's rival in the [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs second season]], and after her HeelFaceTurn, she is one of the instructors of the Forwards in the [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS third]]. The red knight holds the title of the "Knight of Iron Hammer."
** Nove was initially designed to be Subaru's rival in the third season, but somehow they don't end up as such, though the former is clearly antagonistic towards the latter. She's a FieryRedhead who is faster than Subaru thanks by having lighter [[RollerbladeGood rollerblades]]. Also, Nove turns out to be the [[spoiler:a genetic clone of Quint like Subaru and Ginga]], being a biological younger sister to the latter two. After her HeelFaceTurn, she later becomes the trainer and BigSisterMentor of Team Nakajima (Vivio, Einhard, Rio and Corona) in the [[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaViVid fourth season]].
* ''Anime/{{Macross}}'':
** ''Anime/{{Macross 7}}'': Masked blonde Gepelnitch leads from aboard the red Varauta Flagship.
** ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'': Brera Sterne has blond hair, pilots red mecha, is the rival to the protagonist and secretly the brother of one of the female leads. Ironically, he has the same voice actor as Amuro Clone [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Kira Yamato]].
* ''Anime/MetalArmorDragonar'': Meio Plato, the AcePilot rival with the nickname Blue Hawk, his character design resembles ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack CCA]]'' Char, his sister is a major character on the protagonists' side, and he has his own AceCustom Metal Armor.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' has Asuka Langley Soryuu. She wears red, pilots a red EVA unit, is TheRival to Shinji Ikari, and serves as the show's resident AcePilot. Her ''Rebuild'' counterpart takes this further, with her EVA unit having '''three''' forms, and she wears an eyepatch as of '''3.33'''.
* In ''Anime/SandsOfDestruction'' based on a video game of the same name the Char clone is a black ''teddy bear'' with an EyepatchOfPower and red bandanna, voiced by the original [[Creator/ShuichiIkeda Char]]. To top it off, he is a friend turned rival to another teddy bear Toppi, who is [[RelationshipVoiceActor voiced by]] the original [[Creator/ToruFuruya Amuro]].
* ''Manga/SchoolRumble'': Harry [=McKenzie=] is a [[http://youtu.be/eddOULZyxMs?t=1m13s parody of this trope]], being a Char in a non-mecha setting.
* ''Anime/StrainStrategicArmoredInfantry'': While officially ''Literature/ALittlePrincess'' [[RecycledInSpace in space]], has been described as "''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' starring Sayla." Actually, both Ralph and his main character sister Sara have elements of Char-cloning (though Sara's mech is ''pink''...). Amusingly enough, Ralph looks 99% identical to [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Zechs Merquise]], the biggest difference being a [[GoodScarsEvilScars large scar over one eye]].
* ''Manga/TheFiveStarStories'': Vralgo "[[RedBaron Testarossa]]" Kentauri is definitely a Char, even wearing a mask (and a fake beard, of all things) while posing as the mercenary knight "Boowray Red". Unlike most Char clones, he only lasts a single story arc before his final battle with his own arch-rival, King Colus, comes to a mutually fatal conclusion similar to the original's. Interestingly his and Colus' descendants become allies in a later story arc.
* ''Literature/TheHeroicLegendOfArslan'' has a man mostly known as Silver Mask (real name Hermes), who wears a silver mask to hide the [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Zuko-like]] burn on his face, that was a result from a tragic incident in his youth. He is introduced as a DragonWithAnAgenda, then it is revealed that he is a LongLostRelative of Parsian's royal family, and he eventually becomes a member of BigBadEnsemble. Visual cues aside, he is even voiced by [[Creator/ShuichiIkeda Char's Japanese VA]] in an Ova adaptation.
* ''Franchise/{{Zoids}}'':
** ''Anime/ZoidsNewCentury'' has Naomi Fluegel, who pilots an AceCustom red Gunsniper, and is even ''called'' the Red Comet in-universe. Her {{Leitmotif}} is even titled "Here Comes the Red Comet!", a reference to the original Char's theme song, "Here Comes Char!".
** Leon Tauros also pilots a custom Red Blade Liger, and is the older brother of Leena, one of the regulars.
** ''Anime/ZoidsGenesis'': Zairin of Zaltz is quite the Zoid prodigy. He seems to be quite a familiar character, no?
* ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'': Griffith in the Golden Age arc. He's the BigBad, wears a cool silver helmet, has white hair, is an [[TheAce ace swordsman]] and TheRival to [[TheHero Guts]], and acts as both the DarkMessiah and the FallenHero.
** Also from the Golden Age arc, we have Samson Corbowitz, who is specifically mentioned to have armour three times THICKER than normal and is a (very brief) antagonist to Guts and Caska.
* ''LightNovel/InfiniteStratos'' has Charlotte Dunois, the pilot of an orange-coloured AceCustom IS under the disguise of a guy named Charles. Before the [[UnsettlingGenderReveal gender reveal]], she served briefly as TheMentor of sorts to Ichika; after the reveal though, she immediately became TheRival to the viewpoint of the other main female characters.
** She is certainly [[BreakoutCharacter one of, if not the most popular]] among Ichika's harem, being more of a NiceGirl rather than a domineering ClingyJealousGirl like others (although she tends to be one on certain occasions). This is made explicit later in the first season when he calls her "Char" as an InSeriesNickname.
** In addition, her IS is an expy of [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsCompact2 Kyousuke Nanbu's Alt Eisen]], considered by many to be a Char machine.
* For a series that ''isn't'' about HumongousMecha, ''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 Creator/{{Sunrise}}.
* Anyone watching ''Anime/{{Ozuma}}'' will see a particularly familiar figure. Gido Gairaa is an aloof villain-like character with a white mask who can be summed up as the bastard child of Anime/CaptainHarlock and [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Char Aznable]].
* Hiro from ''Anime/{{Beyblade}}'' is a Char clone: he wore a mask at the start and switched to shades by the end; he played TheMentor to the protagonist (who is his little brother) and later to [[FinalBoss Brooklyn]]; his bit-beast Metal Driger is basically an AceCustom of the original Driger.
** Phoenix from ''Anime/MetalFightBeyblade'' dresses in red, has blond hair[[note]] it's a wig, though[[/note]] and wears a silver mask. He also has an [[AceCustom unusual and very powerful Beyblade]] and is [[spoiler:the protagonist's [[LongLostRelative father, thought to be dead]]]].
* Parodied in ''Anime/EurekaSevenAO'': In episode 20, Elena starts wearing a mask after [[spoiler: defecting to the United States]]. Early in episode 21, she decides it's irritating to wear it, and throws it away.
* [[RivalTurnedEvil Shin]] and [[TroubledAbuser Souther]] from ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar''. Both are blond, members of a rival martial arts school of the protagonist, and both rely on speed rather than brute force in combat.
* Subaru Okiya of ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' is a Char clone...he's blond (at least for his keyhole), he drives a red car (white in some instances) with suicide doors, he wears glasses and squints most of the time and [[spoiler: his LongLostRelative is Masumi Sera]]. Considering he's actually [[spoiler: Shuichi Akai]]...

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* ''ComicBook/{{Robin}}'': Red Hood is Franchise/{{Batman}}'s crime-fighting rival who comes off of as a WellIntentionedExtremist due to his utter disdain for Batman's [[ThouShaltNotKill one rule]]. His deadlier fighting style and namesake CoolHelmet gives him a Char look.

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* A rare literary example occurs in the SpaceOpera ''Literature/LucifersStar'' where the protagonist, Cassius Mass, is a blond-haired blue-eyed RedBaron AcePilot (later BrokenAce) in a FeudalFuture. He even has Char's affinity for red outfits both before and after the fall of his homeworld. WordOfGod says he envisioned the character as "Somewhere between Char, Clone Wars Anakin, and Han Solo."

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* [[NominalHero Kaito Kumon/Kamen Rider Baron]] from ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'' is essentially the {{Toku}} version of this trope in spades due to his status as the red-colored [[TheRival rival]] to the title protagonist.

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* ''Animation/SpaceThunderKids''' Space Black Knight ''is'' Char Aznable in a black costume. In fact, most the cast are recoloured ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' characters.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Commander Farsight of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', with his red and white Commander battlesuit and MysteriousPast.
* Ranho Garand from ''TabletopGame/JovianChronicles''.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* A variant of the MascotMook Jack Frost in ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' exists called "Frost Ace." His entry discusses that he put on his mask in order to exact (unspecified) vengeance, and his mask is modeled after Char's. It's where the "Ace" in his name comes from, as he's never actually shown piloting anything.
* ''VideoGame/MegaManClassic'': It wouldn't be much of a stretch at all to assume Proto Man was a Char (or more specifically, a Quattro). CoolShades and a helmet that hides his identity, ''is'' a red robot with considerable speed and agility advantages over Mega Man, has a not-initially-disclosed relation to a main character (and as an AloofBigBrother no less), sometimes an enemy, sometimes an ally, and usually set up as a rival or mentor as the plot requires (and sometimes both). It's also worth noting that Inafune gave him the very distinctive boat-tailed Gelgoog riot shield that tapers to a point at both ends.
* ''VideoGame/MegaManX'': [[WordOfGod According to Inafune]], Zero was inspired by Char.
** 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, he's still smart enough to know [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere when to call it quits.]]
* The [[AerithAndBob oddly-named]] Ramirez in ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia'' starts out as a lowly vice-admiral in the Valuan Empire, carrying out the orders of seditious Galcian. In due course he is promoted to full admiral and commits a few war crimes of his own, including the sinking of the ''Little Jack'', the shelling of Nasir, and the destruction of Crescent Isle. He is [[spoiler:a space-dwelling Silvite]], the first agent who was sent to reactivate the lost continent of Soltis and extinguish all life on the surface. The irony is that he and his replacement, Fina, apparently did not know about the Elders' plans for genocide; but Galcian took Ramirez under his wing and, in the process, learned about Soltis and its potential as a world-conquering weapon. Anyway, Ramirez shares more than a little in common with [=SoA's=] hero Vyse: a swordsman and sailor with an incurable wanderlust. Ramirez spent too much time amid Galcian's people, which confirms the Silvites' belief that man is beyond saving; Fina accidentally drifted to Vyse's hometown of Pirate Isle. The difference is one of circumstance.
* ''Franchise/StreetFighter'': He's not the Char-iest, but Ken Masters definitely qualifies with his blonde hair and red gi to contrast with Ryu's brown hair and white gi; [[WordOfGod Yoshiki Okamoto has stated]] Ryu's opposite was purposely given a Char look.
** Vega/Balrog/Claw probably qualifies as well. Blond hair, CoolMask. More towards the BigBad end of the scale.
* ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'': The irony being that since the series is a MassiveMultiplayerCrossover of Mecha anime, you will often find Char clones alongside Char ''himself'' in the same game!
** Particularly of note is [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Elzam von Branstein]]: his mecha all follow the [[RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver black-and-red color scheme]] and are ridiculously fast (so much so that his insane evasion skills make him an excellent ''tank''), and takes to wearing a pair of sunglasses to take a secret identity (which nobody actually falls for). He even shares a [[Creator/TetsuInada voice actor]] with Gundam's Harry Ord. Which comes full circle with a ShoutOut, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DX_IaXs5YQ "Ratsel, he is an ORD."]][[note]]For those who don't get it, Elzam[=/=]Ratsel is quoting Ord with his "[[{{Kiai}} UNIVAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASE]]" line.[[/note]]
** Done again with Sleigh Presty, who pilots a high-speed red mech and gains the nickname of the "Scarlet Comet." The characters were actually going to call her something starting with "Re-", but one of them [[BreakingTheFourthWall breaks the fourth wall]] to stop them, saying [[YouWannaGetSued they'll be sued]] if they finish the joke. And once again, you can have her face off against the real "Red Comet" in her debut game.
** Kyosuke Nanbu. Pilots a red, horned mech? Check. Acts as TheRival (From Ryusei's point of view) and TheMentor? Check. Has blond hair? Semi-checked. Lampshaded in one of the 4koma's where Quattro confronts Kyosuke on the idea that the blond bangs at the tips of his hair are actually a failed attempt to dye his hair blond so that he can become a complete Char Clone.
** ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsW'' gives us Applicant, who wears a mask, commands a red battleship, and is [[spoiler: the main character's father reborn in android form.]] In-story, he is considered one of the most dangerous enemies you ever face.
* ''VideoGame/TechRomancer'': Shadow Red is based on Char, to the point of being voiced by Creator/ShuichiIkeda.
* ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'': Bart is pretty Char-y. He's a exiled nobleman's son, and pilots a red AceCustom mecha, though he substitutes an EyepatchOfPower for CoolShades. Unlike most Char clones, though, he's not exactly a powerhouse in combat.
* Rick Addison from the [[Creator/AliceSoft Rance]] series is a patriotic masked blond bishonen clad in red armor who is considered to be the greatest warrior in his nation, and serves as the WorthyOpponent to the main character. Knowing [[AffectionateParody the series]], however, he's most likely intended to be a parody.
* ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'': From [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia the first and third game, and their respective remakes]]: Camus is a blond-haired, high-skill anti-villain. In the the third game, Sirius, a masked, blond-haired, high-skill hero who you have totally never met before joins your party. Sounds familiar?
** Notable: Camus himself is a clone target... a "Camus" is, while only [[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Eldigan and Ares]] retain being direct Char clones (albeit maskless ones), a recurring archetype for anti-villain characters. They typically fall under "MyCountryRightOrWrong", and sadly are usually killed off.
** "Marth" from ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Awakening]]'' is another example. Mask? Check. Mysterious? Check. Better version of the hero's weapon? Check. Related to a major character? [[spoiler:[[SamusIsAGirl She]]'s the [[TheHero main lord]] Chrom's [[KidFromTheFuture daughter from the future]].]]
*** From the same game: Gerome. Another mysterious, masked character, who is related to [[spoiler: Cherche by way of KidFromTheFuture; she's not ''as'' important as Chrom, but Cherche does have some mild plot significance]]. It's even possible for Gerome to have blond hair.
** ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemGaiden Echoes: Shadows of Valentia]]'' has Conrad, a masked individual with mysterious motives who repeatedly saves Celica from danger, and is later revealed to be [[spoiler: her presumed-dead brother.]]
* ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'': Relius Clover fights with a red robot [[spoiler: who is really Carl Clover's mother]], wears a mask that resembles ThePhantomOfTheOpera, is blond, is TheRival to [[spoiler:his son, Carl]], is co-[[TheDragon Dragon]] to the Imperator Librarius (alongside [[spoiler:Hazama/Terumi]]). Yep. Relius is definitely a Char.
** ''[[VideoGame/BlazBlueChronoPhantasma Chrono Phantasma]]'' took this even further by having a PaletteSwap of his that's a reference to the ''original'' Char. [[note]]Either him, or Full Frontal.[[/note]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'': The Masked Man is a dead ringer for Char, revealed to be [[spoiler: Lucas' long lost twin brother, Claus]].
* Regulus from ''VideoGame/{{Bomberman}} 64'' and its sequel is TheRival to the titular hero, uses a fake name and is an EnigmaticMinion in the sequel [[spoiler:(even killing one of his own allies and going against the BigBad!)]], and is always seen wearing his CoolMask.
* ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' has Meta Knight, the eponymous hero's rival, mentor, AloofAlly, and one-time WellIntentionedExtremist. He wears a mask, commands a {{Cool|Airship}} {{Faceship}}, and fights with techniques similar to Kirby's Sword and Wing abilities. The DramaticUnmask is {{parodied}}; whenever Meta Knight is beaten, his mask comes off and he's revealed to look like a blue PaletteSwap of Kirby before he bashfully teleports away.
* ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriorsGundam'' series features several Char clones, as well as Char himself. The original, if memory serves, only has Char and Milliardo. The Sequel adds more of Char himself and adds Athrun. #3 adds Full Frontal and Shwartz Bruder to the player's options, and features Milliardo and Char fighting on the same side. Mr. Bushido is available as DLC.
** Lampshaded by Duo Maxwell in the third game upon meeting Full Frontal.
---> "How many people with goofy masks could there possibly be?"
** The number of Char clones in the game becomes truly absurd by the time of ''Dynasty Warriors Gundam Reborn'', which features Char Aznable/Quattro Bajeena, Anavel Gato, Glemy Toto, Full Frontal, Schwarz Bruder, Millardo Peacecraft/Zechs Marquise, Athrun Zala, Rau Le Creuset, Mu La Flaga/Neo Roanoake, Rey Za Burrel, and Graham Aker/Mister Bushido. ''All'' of these guys are playable characters to boot, which is just asking for a free-for-all mission to determine the Char-iest of them all. The closest the game gets is the random chance of a three-way fight between Char and two of his clones ([[AndZoidberg or Johnny Ridden]]) happening in almost any Ultimate Mode mission, prompting you to intervene to give one of them the win in the argument.
* Yasha from ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'' has a bit of this going for him, with a cool personality, a mask of sorts and overall has more speed, skill and precision based combat to be a counterpart for Asura's raw power and strength. The color scheme is blue instead of red, to compliment him being the Blue Oni to Asura's Red Oni.
** Plus, Durga, Asura's (dead) wife, is his sister, making him Asura's brother-in-law.
* Gai, the BigBad of ''VideoGame/BangaiO'', has a few of these traits. He pilots a robot similar to the title one (with red wings added onto it, for good measure), not only sharing the same abilities, but also able to activate temporary invincibility ''[[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard at will]]''. He is also somewhat calmer than [[HotBlooded Riki]]. [[spoiler: On top of all that, the ending reveals Gai to be the long-lost brother of Ban, Riki's father. Which makes him Riki's uncle!]]
* Doujin game ''VideoGame/SuperCosplayWarUltra'' has Masa, who cosplays as the Red Comet and uses Char's voice clips (his theme song is also Char's theme from one of the ''Super Robot Wars'' games). He also fits the AceCustom trope by being a more powerful version of one of the standard {{Mook}} types that cosplay as Zakus (the mobile suit type from which the Red Comet was derived from).
* ''VideoGame/ArmoredCore'' has Nineball/Hustler One, the highest ranking person in the arena. His AC is [[LawOfChromaticSuperiority red]] and is better than you in every way. This is mostly because [[spoiler:he's an AI]], and when he reveals this, he gets an AceCustom. He is so iconic in the ''Armored Core'' fanbase that every game after his initial appearance either uses him for TheCameo or has an {{Expy}} of him.
* ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'': Ash Crimson is an odd example of this archetype in that he embodies the traits of all three variations of Char at once. He wears red, sports platinum-blond hair, essentially upstages the entire collective cast at every turn (no, really), and schemes to steal the powers of the ''[[PublicDomainArtifact Three]]'' [[PublicDomainArtifact Sacred Treasures]] (Kyo, Iori, and Chizuru; he succeeds in depowering [[spoiler:the latter two]]). He's set up as a {{Hidden Agenda|Villain}} VillainProtagonist, [[spoiler:but is shown to be a WellIntentionedExtremist, working to counter-act his time-hopping [[IdenticalGrandson Identical Ancestor]] in order to keep his best friend/older sister figure/rival Elisabeth safe.]]
* ''VideoGame/ZoneOfTheEnders'' features the main rival pilot Viola Gyune piloting red LEV mechs.
* In ''VideoGame/SteambotChronicles'', Elder the White Phantom is the reigning trotmobile champion, with a trotmobile that is way more powerful than anything else in the game. He wears a white mask to hide his identity. [[spoiler: He is also the leader of the Bloody Mantis, the terrorist organization that is trying to destroy modern society, and a former member of the band you joined, whose little brother was also a band member before he was killed.]]
* While not from a mecha-game (and thus not a mech-pilot), Godot from ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations'' meets some of the criteria of a Char Clone. To wit, he's a masked, white-haired stranger who's introduced as an enigma with quite the reputation, he has an intense rivalry with the main charcter (if mostly from his side in his particular case), he's revealed to have been connected to another major cast member ([[spoiler:namely, he and Mia used to be lovers]]), and while introduced as antagonistic he reveals more sympathetic qualities over the course of the story. Earlier concept art actually shows that his mask looked a lot like Char Aznable's before the makers settled on the design seen in the final version.
* ''[[Creator/ChoiceOfGames Mecha Ace]]'', a digital ChooseYourOwnAdventure story, features a rival AcePilot named Commandant Camille Hawkins, complete with blond hair, CoolMask, AceCustom mech, and RedBaron status. Biggest difference is a blue colour scheme instead of red... and potentially a GenderFlip (the player can optionally select NPC genders).
* Ravus Nox Fleuret from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'' also embodies many of the original Char's traits despite not being from a mecha-game[[note]]At least, not technically; the game ''does'' feature mecha in the form of {{Magitek}} armor, though Ravus does not pilot one.[[/note]]: blond hair, lost a parent to the villains, joins the villains' side to further his own agenda, holds a high rank in their military, and has a sister on the heroes' side; he also had a hood/mask covering his face in early material, but it was dropped in the final product. To take it one step further, his being a [[FallenPrincess former prince]] parallels fellow Char Clone Milliardo Peacecraft/Zechs Merquise.
* ''VideoGame/AceCombat'':
** ''VideoGame/AceCombatZeroTheBelkanWar'' features a pretty close match in Larry "Solo Wing Pixy" Foulke, who combines attributes of a ''Zeta'' and ''CCA''-style Char. He's blonde, famous for a prior incident, and associated with a plane with a distinctive red-colored wing. He starts off as TheMentor to the protagonist (who, while having ''some'' cred before the game starts, is a total unknown compared to Pixy), but after losing faith in his reasons for fighting the eponymous war, turns on them, disappearing for most of the game before resurfacing at the finale as the BigBad.
** To a lesser extent is Yellow 13 of ''VideoGame/AceCombat04ShatteredSkies'', who is primarily a classic ''MSG'' Char. Blonde hair, [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname known mainly by]] a [[LawOfChromaticSuperiority color-themed nickname]], and heavily associated with a high-performance jet painted in that same color, he starts out with the protagonist as a sort of UnknownRival who only piques his interest at first by showing the potential to be very good. Said protagonist even cements his status as an actual rival to him by [[spoiler:accidentally killing a woman close to him]].
** Another minor example of an ''MSG''-style clone is in ''VideoGame/AceCombat2'' with the Z.O.E. planes. Being that, at least in [[VideoGame/AceCombatAssaultHorizonLegacy the remake]], they're an AI and thus have no physical attributes to share with Char, they do share the predilection towards increasingly-higher-spec, all-red aircraft (eventually getting a unique fictional "superfighter" similar to Char's Zeong), and essentially forces their way into being TheRival by being not only the sole recurring named enemy in the game, but also ''the'' single most aggressive one, always seeking you out from the beginning of a mission instead of waiting for you to get close on your own.
* VideoGame/{{Neptunia}}: To a lesser extent in ''VideoGame/MegadimensionNeptuniaVII'', a character that appears in the Lowee storyline known as Azna=Leb (he even goes so far as to say a certain line "Y-you hit me! Even my own father never hit me! H-How dare you punch my face... with a fist even!" when Blanc strikes him in anger at the end of the storyline too!)
* ''VisualNovel/{{Sunrider}}'': Veniczar Arcadius wears a face-concealing elf mask, pilots a red[[note]]although to be fair, all PACT vessels are red[[/note]] AceCustom [[AMechByAnyOtherName Ryder]], is searching for [[AbusivePrecursors ancient Ryuvian]] LostTechnology for unknown purposes, and is related to the Sunrider’s chief engineer Chigara Ashada [[spoiler:by dint of them both being [[ArtificialHuman Prototype]] clones]]. And, as the charismatic dictator of the People’s Alliance for Common Treatment and a GalacticConqueror, [[SamusIsAGirl she]] is definitely the BigBad type of Char Clone. The sequel shows that [[spoiler:Alice, the primary Arcadius, also has [[CloningBlues issues with]] [[BetaTestBaddie being a]] [[ArtificialHuman Prototype]] and an omnicidal, misanthropic hatred of humanity]], effectively making her a genderswapped Rau le Creuset.
* ''VideoGame/Persona5'' has its primary human antagonist, Masayoshi Shido. He's a mix of all three types with his shadow form wearing a very similar style of mask (0079), riding around on a very golden embodiment of human slavery (Zeta), and his motivations being to helm the world for the sake of "exceptional" people like himself (Char's Counterattack). He's also got the same voice actor as Char, Creator/ShuichiIkeda, in Japanese.

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* Adam Taurus of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' checks fewer boxes than most examples, but does make the cut. He's the former mentor and lover for one of the main heroes, Blake Belladonna, who became a bitter enemy to her for her defection from the White Fang. He wears a unique mask compared to other members of the White Fang. He has red hair and wears red as part of his RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver motif, and proves himself to be a DragonWithAnAgenda in Volume 4 and 5 by [[spoiler:murdering the High Leader of the White Fang in a coup and taking over himself]].

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* ''{{Operator}}'': Just about the only named enemy character is blond-haired HumongousMecha ace Jaeger, who incidentally wears red and seems to exist purely to fight the main character one-on-one.
%%* Laur Aios is a classic Char Clone, what with his pale hair, hidden agenda, and long lost (albeit very distance) relative among the cast. Whilst Laur is not a rival to the main character, his betrayal of the main group is similar to Char's betrayal of Garma in the original anime series (though both were motivated by entirely different reasons).

[[folder: Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'': Evil Coop from the show's series finale. His Mecha #14 had a strong resemblance to Char's Sazabi, while his army resemble [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Zakus]] (and of course, as Coop, he's blond).
* Zuko from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': He starts out as a pseudo-StockShonenRival / DragonWithAnAgenda, out to capture Aang in hopes of restoring his honor within the Fire Nation. Over the course of the series, he learns [[TakeOverTheWorld that the plans of his forefathers]] were not as noble as he was led to believe. [[spoiler: After several false starts, Zuko eventually makes a HeelFaceTurn to teach Aang Firebending (becoming something of a BigBrotherMentor to him) and defeat [[AbusiveParents his father]], becoming his RedeemingReplacement at the end of the series.]] He typically wears red with gold trim ([[ColorCodedElements the colors of]] [[ElementalNation Fire Nation royalty]]), has a [[ScarsAreForever burn scar]] over his left eye, [[spoiler: and is revealed to be a descendant of Aang's [[{{Reincarnation}} past life]], Avatar Roku.]]
* Amon from ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' (the DarkMessiah version). Interestingly enough, while it turned out that he was someone's older brother, it turned out to be of [[spoiler: Tarrlok, one of the other antagonists of the series.]]
->''[[Series/ToTellTheTruth Will the real Red Comet please stand up?]]''