Charlos

Charlos

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Saint Charlos is a World Noble, the son of Saint Rosward, and the older brother of Saint Shalria.

Due to his actions, he can be considered one of the main antagonists of the Sabaody Archipelago Arc, and a minor antagonist during the Levely Arc.

Appearance

Charlos has the same hairstyle as his father and sister. He has a wide, obese face and what appears to be stubble around his thick-lipped mouth. He always has snot hanging from one of his nostrils, which he regularly picks at.

As a Celestial Dragon, he wears the typical full-body, thick white suit of obese frame that resembles a spacesuit with medals or buttons on it, with a green collar, and a resin bubble that grants him a supply of oxygen separate from the ones commoners breathe.

Charlos after being beaten up.

Charlos’s concept art from the anime.

Charlos in the Digitally Colored Manga.

Personality

Charlos is more of a spoiled brat in comparison to his sister and lacks a sense of responsibility. His personality can be compared to Helmeppo’s when Luffy first met him, although seemingly worse. While he shares the same disregard for commoners as his rest of World Nobles, he is more prone to acting immature or violent than they are. While his family shows commoners where their place is whenever they pass by, Charlos purposely goes out of his way to make it clear. He made his slave suffer like his sister did, but his sister simply shot her slave whereas he pushed his slave to the limits until he collapsed, and then sold him off to ensure the man’s continued suffering. He also seems to have a very strong need for confirmation from his father, as he constantly wants him to see and acknowledge his actions.

Due to his completely spoiled nature and arrogance as a World Noble, Charlos is extremely selfish and unreasonable. Considering himself a god, he believes he has the right to cruelly enslave anyone including royalty and will ruthlessly murder anyone who refuses to comply with his demands as is shown when he ordered Rob Lucci to kill Neptune when he attempted to save his own daughter from him.

Like any World Noble, Charlos demands absolute respect and obedience from commoners and will not tolerate anyone who dares to defy him. This was shown when he was aghast when he saw that Zoro wasn’t bowing to him like the others and immediately shot at him when Zoro spoke to him. He also shot at Luffy when he walked right up to him in order to punch him. He won’t even accept defiance from a fellow Celestial Dragon, like when he swore revenge on Saint Mjosgard for hitting him with a club to prevent him from taking Shirahoshi.

He also wastes money, as seen by his committing to spend an absurd amount of money on Camie while just intending to put her in a tank full of piranhas and watch her swim for her life. He generally does not bother much with details and leaves his escorts to handle the issues of things like paperwork. He also has a habit of picking his nose all the time.

Charlos is an incredibly foolish and ignorant man, showing no form of maturity or common sense no matter how many beatings he receives. Even after being attacked by Mjosgard for his actions in trying to enslave Shirahoshi, he learned nothing from the ordeal and still tried to enslave her again later by using Kuma as a weapon. Again, for his actions gets him brutally beaten up by Sai and Leo as they flatten his head while Mjosgard takes responsibility for attacking him.

Charlos is obsessed with mermaids, having spent a massive amount of money just to buy Camie. After taking an interest in Shirahoshi, Charlos went as far as to openly attempt to enslave her during the Levely. There seems to be a running gag for this, as every time he tries to enslave a princess mermaid for his own entertainment and selfishness, he gets a consequently beating from others learning nothing from his actions, being brutally beaten up by Luffy, Mjosgard, Sai and Leo. His actions can be considered even more abusive and extreme than the rest of the ordinary World Nobles.

Relationships

Family

Charlos seems to have a loving relationship with his father and sister, who allow him to do as he pleases without consequence and were both shocked and enraged when he was attacked by Luffy.

Enemies

Straw Hat Pirates

Upon meeting Zoro, Charlos was stunned to see a mere commoner not bowing to him like all the rest and almost immediately shot him on sight. In retaliation, Zoro attempted to kill him, and would have succeeded had it not been for Bonney’s interference.

After Charlos shot and mocked Hatchan, he earned Luffy’s wrath. Charlos tried to shoot Luffy for his defiant stance towards him but Luffy was unfazed by his actions, much to Charlos’ fear. In retaliation for his actions, Luffy punched him in the face so hard that the World Noble was sent crashing through many rows of seats and was left unconscious. Luffy knew that an admiral would be sent after him due to this, but he did not care as he hated the World Noble so much. The other Straw Hats shared Luffy’s resentment for Charlos and didn’t seem to mind at this action or its consequences either, except for Zoro, who nearly attempted to murder Charlos again.

Neptune Family

When the Neptune Family traveled to Mary Geoise during the Levely in order to announce its intentions for the residents of Fish-Man Island to move to the surface, Charlos spotted Princess Shirahoshi and became fixated on making her his newest “pet”, even going as far as to enslave her in broad daylight. King Neptune, along with Princes Fukaboshi, Ryuboshi and Manboshi, became enraged as a result of his daughter being mistreated and declared that he will personally thrash Charlos and retreat to the sea forever, despite the fact that it would shatter his late wife, Queen Otohime’s dreams of peace between their races. Despite Charlos’ heinous actions against her, Shirahoshi begged her father not to hold any hate for him. However, Shirahoshi was then saved by Mjosgard, who owed a debt to Otohime. Charlos is still persistent of wanting to have Shirahoshi as his “pet” only to fail again once Sai and Leo, with Mjosgard’s permission, violently smash his head in. Thanks to their interference, Shirahoshi went back home to Fish-Man Island with Vice Admiral Garp.

Donquixote Mjosgard

When Charlos openly tried to enslave Shirahoshi, Mjosgard, who owed a debt to Queen Otohime, went as far as striking Charlos unconscious with a mace before apologizing for his heinous actions, which could have nearly ruined the Levely, and calling his fellow Celestial Dragon an “idiot”. As a result, Charlos developed an intense hatred towards Mjosgard, swearing he would not let him get away with it. He later tried to make do on his threat by having Bartholomew Kuma kill him when he tried to enslave Shirahoshi again, but his attempts were thwarted by the interference of the Revolutionary Army, who came to rescue Kuma.

Abilities and Powers

As a World Noble, Charlos has immense political power to do as he pleases and can summon an admiral if he is harmed in any way. His authority allows him to enslave anyone, even royalty, and he can order CP0 to assassinate people or protect him.

Physically, Charlos is very weak despite his large body, as he would rather be carried around by a slave than walk, and was easily knocked out with one punch by Luffy and when struck by Mjosgard with a mace. He seems to have good eyesight as he could see Zoro moving at a fast speed, though he is not very bright as he believed that Zoro was killed by the bullet that he dodged, when Bonney actually acted by pushing Zoro down and covering him in tomato sauce.

Weapons

Charlos wields a golden pistol, but it is unclear how skilled he is at using it, since Luffy and Zoro were able to dodge his shots with ease. He basically uses it to shoot anyone who displeases him at point blank range. He did manage to shoot Hatchan, something that made him overly excited and proud.

History

Summit War Saga

Sabaody Archipelago Arc

Charlos rode on a slave through Grove 24, looking for his father and sister. He kicked the slave carrying him for going too slow before noticing two doctors and a nurse carrying a badly injured person in front of him. Angered at their movement, he kicked the injured man onto the ground before deciding to take Marie, the nurse, as his wife; he told his attendant to send away his first through fifth wives since he was tired of them. Judy, Marie’s fiance, attempted to step in, but Charlos shot him as he ordered Marie to be taken to the port. Right then, Roronoa Zoro came walking in front of Charlos. Charlos shot at him, and Zoro was about to pull out his blade on the World Noble when he was suddenly pulled away by Jewelry Bonney. Bonney acted as though Charlos had shot Zoro, and so Charlos continued on.

Charlos made it to the Human Auctioning House, but half of the auction had already been finished. He kicked the slave that had carried him in anger and ordered him to be sold. As he came in, he expressed his desire to buy a mermaid as he reunited with his family. Charlos became stunned when the mermaid Camie was unveiled onstage, and he immediately bid 500,000,000 on her. Nobody could offer a larger amount, but as the bidding ended, Monkey D. Luffy and some of his crewmates broke into the Auctioning House. The fish-man Hatchan tried unsuccessfully to stop Luffy from going after Camie, and as Luffy ran on ahead, Charlos shot Hatchan, planning to take him as a slave as well. Hatchan talked to Luffy, and an annoyed Charlos prepared to shoot him again, only to have Luffy walk up to him. Luffy then punched Charlos in the face, sending him flying through several benches and knocking him out.

The unconscious Charlos was later seen with his father, who had also been knocked out, outside of the Auctioning House while Shalria scolded the Marines for failing to capture the Straw Hats.

Whole Cake Island Saga

Levely Arc

After Neptune and his family arrived at Mary Geoise for the Levely, Charlos spotted Shirahoshi from his estate. He later attempted to make her his slave and was protected by CP0 while doing so. As he ordered Rob Lucci to kill Neptune for opposing him, he was stopped and struck in the face with a spiked club by his fellow World Noble, Donquixote Mjosgard. As Charlos laid on the ground unconscious, Mjosgard ordered for Shirahoshi to be set free and apologized for Charlos’ reprehensible behavior.

Charlos was then taken away and carried to the Domain of the Gods. At the Celestial Dragon gate, his father went to see him after hearing about the incident at the socializing plaza.

Wano Country Saga

Wano Country Arc

Later on, while the Levely was ongoing, Charlos ambushed Shirahoshi once again attempting to make her his slave, this time using Bartholomew Kuma, whom his father was able to acquire, to ensure his success. His attempts were thwarted by Leo and Sai, who flattened his head, which made people think he was assassinated. He seemed to recover later, and the two managed to escape and avoid punishment thanks to Mjosgard’s interference.


The following events are Non-Canon and therefore not considered part of the Canon story.


One Piece Film: Red

Charlos was present at Uta’s concert on Elegia, getting trapped in the Uta World alongside the rest of the visitors. Enthralled by her singing ability, he attempted to kidnap her, forcing on-leave Marines to assist him; however, he was quickly subdued by Uta, who used him as an example of the corrupt World Government. She strung him up on floating sheet music. He remained there until her breakdown, turning into a giant ice cream cone when Uta transformed the spectators into toys.

Outside the Uta World, he was used to fight back against the attacking Marines.


Concludes non-canon section.


Major Battles

  • Charlos vs. Roronoa Zoro (interrupted by Jewelry Bonney)
  • Charlos vs. Monkey D. Luffy
  • Charlos vs. Mjosgard
  • Charlos vs. Sai and Leo

Merchandise

Video Games

Enemy Appearances

  • One Piece Bon! Bon! Journey!!

Non-Playable Appearances

  • One Piece: Gigant Battle
  • One Piece: Gigant Battle! 2 New World

Other Appearances

Other Media

  • In One Piece Premier Show 2010, Disco tries to sell Boa Hancock to Charlos and Shalria after kidnapping her.
  • In One Piece Premier Show 2011, Charlos hires Arlong and Spandam to kidnap Nami and Nico Robin, and he tricks Enel into capturing the rest of the Straw Hat Pirates. He is chased off by the crew after they defeat Arlong and Spandam.
  • Charlos appears in Super Kabuki II: One Piece in the retelling of the Sabaody Archipelago Arc.
  • Charlos appears in the Vivi-centered version of the Hungry Days commercial.

Trivia

  • Charlos currently has a total of eight wives; he previously had 13 but dismissed five of them.
  • Charlos’ favorite food is Luxurious soft serve ice cream.
  • Charlos has a habit of constantly picking his nose through his bubble. This is due to the fact the bubble is made with Sabaody Archipelago Yarukiman resin instead of glass, making them penetrable. This also explains how Luffy was able to punch him despite the bubble not shattering, but rather popping.
  • The scene in which Mjosgard strikes him with a mace during the Levely Arc is an exact mirror of the scene where Luffy punched him during the Sabaody Archipelago Arc.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 51 Chapter 499 and Episode 393, Charlos makes his debut.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Vivre Card – One Piece Visual Dictionary (Card #0523), Information about Charlos is revealed.
  3. One Piece Blue Deep: Characters World (p. 104), Charlos’ birthday is revealed.
  4. One Piece Manga — Vol. 90 Chapter 907, Charlos’ name is romanized.
  5. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 51 Chapter 502 and Episode 396, Charlos dances around after shooting and claiming Hachi.
  6. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 51 Chapter 502 and Episode 396, Charlos mistreats his slave.
  7. 7.0 7.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 51 Chapter 502 and Episode 396.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 90 Chapter 907 and Episode 886, Charlos tries to take Shirahoshi.
  9. One Piece Manga — Vol. 107 Chapter 1084.
  10. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 53 Chapter 514 and Episode 408.
  11. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 90 Chapter 906 (p. 5) and Episode 884.
  12. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 90 Chapter 908 and Episode 888.
  13. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 104 Chapter 1054 (p. 16) and Episode 1081, Kizaru mentions the attempted murder of Charlos.
  14. One Piece Manga — Vol. 107 Chapter 1084.
  15. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 52 (p. 48), Oda confirms the World Nobles’ bubbles are made of Sabaody resin.

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