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Basileus
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06:24:11 PM Jan 16th 2015
I question if Charlotte from Infinite Stratos should actually be here.

Yes, she's blond and is a mecha pilot.

Her mech isn't red or gold (it's orange so it's sorta close I guess). The Ace Custom bit is really mitigated since ALL of the mech's are unique customs except for the school's practice models. She is an Ace Pilot...again, just like the other girls. She doesn't have a mask, a little sister, or a grudge with a noble family. While she and the other girls do try to mentor Ichika it doesn't really amount to much and he never sees her (or any of them) as a mentor figure. It's also hard to call her The Rival when all of the girls are rivals to each other due to being a harem series, especially as she doesn't get an 'Amuro' to really have a personal rivalry with for mecha combat or anything else.

If it's on the basis of her nickname, I dispute that. Some subs use "Char" but Ichika is very clearly pronouncing it "Charl" as is used on other subs (including the ones on the DVD). This is because "Charles" is pronounced "Shah-ul-z" in Japanese and "Charlotte" like "Shah-ul-otte" unlike in English where Charles is pronounced with "ch" while Charlotte is like "sh". Basically Ichika drops the last bit at the end and uses "Shah-ul" (Charl) since that's the common part of both her names.

If she's only here because of the blond hair and the nickname then she really shouldn't be here.
beaver@boy
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09:41:35 PM Aug 20th 2013
can you consider Tobi and Pein from Naruto as Char clones? They share similarities to Char Aznable too you know.
nirao01
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11:35:55 AM Feb 21st 2013
Ali-Al Saachez from Gundam 00 counts too. He pilot red mobile suits and one of The Hero's Arch-Enemy. He also a subverts of the Zeta-type Char Clone due to being Setsuna's Evil Mentor when he was a Child Soldier.
MithrandirOlorin
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11:42:42 PM Feb 17th 2013
edited by MithrandirOlorin
John Devil, Written over 100 years before the original Char Aznable, and yet all Henri de Belcamp lacks is a mask and he would fit in at a Char Clone convention perfectly.

I've added this to the John Devil page under YMMV.
ElectricBoogaloo
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09:52:21 AM Aug 8th 2012
edited by ElectricBoogaloo
Would it be too much of a stretch to see Asuka as a sort of gender-flipped Char?

- Ace Pilot;

- Custom red mecha;

- Blonde/Redhead (depending on medium);

- Even thought they fight on the same side, Asuka harbours some sentiment of rivalry on the main character (and Rei too, because of their sync rates)

I suppose those elements are not entirely occasional, given that Char Clones are a particular kind of Mecha trope. It just happens to be subtle, among all the more blatant deconstruction of everything else around it.
Psyga315
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03:26:43 PM Dec 22nd 2010
Would Griffith be considered a Char Clone, he has some of the tropes pegged.
Stealthyboy
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02:48:33 PM Dec 11th 2010
Quatre is not a Char clone. Just because he's blonde does not make him a Char Clone, seriously. This is Square Peg Round Trope.
Jordan
08:18:36 PM Jan 5th 2011
Isn't his name a direct take-off on one of the other Char Clones (Quattro?) While I haven't watched the Gundam show at issue, the description of Quatre on this wiki sounds kind of like "imagining someone with a Char-like background, but who isn't evil", and the name is a clue.
Stealthyboy
11:33:12 AM Jul 17th 2011
No, he's really nothing like Char at all. His name is part of the Numerical Theme Naming, not a reference to Quattro (Who isn't a Char clone anyway, but Char himself, but that's another thing altogether...).
Tromes
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09:21:00 AM Sep 23rd 2010
What about Racer X?
sotrain
09:43:48 AM Dec 19th 2011
Yeah, I thought that too, but Speed Racer isn't even listed among the examples. Racer X fits this archetype to a T and predates the "original" by about two decades. Surely he at least deserves a mention?
Gante
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10:02:31 PM Sep 8th 2010
Prince Sharkin was inspired by Flash Gordon? How do you figure? The only thing they have in common is blond hair.
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