Charles Calvin is the deuteragonist of Henry Stickmin. He is a veteran helicopter pilot who works for the Government. Charles meets Henry for the first time after Galeforce asks for his assistance in bringing down the Toppat Clan. After completing his mission for the Government or helping Henry escape The Wall, Charles is tasked to defeat the Toppat Clan and prevent them from going to space. Depending on Henry's actions, Charles can be one of Henry's best friends, a neutral ally, or an enemy.
Why He Rocks
- Charles is known to be an Ace Pilot for the Government as mentioned before. So much that he even was able to stop his chopper mid-flight in one route so the rotor blades don't chop up Henry and Ellie who were leaving the sabotaged rocket. Trust us, that maneuver is difficult yet he did it easily.
- He may have some silly and accident-prone moments, but Charles is easily one of the more noble characters in the series he comes from. In fact, he is one route to sacrifice himself for his allies. Just compare him to Henry and Ellie as they have a morality that is based on player choice.
- Has plenty of knowledge on Government weapons and other such tools since he works for the Government.
- Compared to Henry, Charles is more sociable and nonchalant about missions despite the severity of the mission.
- If you let Henry side with the Government, Charles is a good pal to henry as he shows confidence and trust in Henry on any mission they team up in. In fact, they make a great duo on their adventures.
- Can remain calm in situations that are minacious. In the Special BROvert OPS, he loses control of his helicopter while attempting to snipe someone. Ironically enough, he sounds more annoyed than panicked.
- His death in the Valiant Hero ending from Completing the Mission is touching.
- Since he's from a comical game franchise, he does have some funny moments as mentioned before including "This is the greatest PLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!!!!!". Do you want more? look at this.
- Despite being an Ace Pilot, he has fails that show that he screws up and acts recklessly at times depending on the situation.
- Though comical, he crashes with his helicopter at whoever calls him. He's fine when landing though.
- The only time he sounded remotely freaked out would be near the tail end of the Valiant Hero route.
- He's the only character from the Government (save it for Henry) that appears in Fleeing the Complex.
- It was wondered by fans as to how Charles joined the military, of which Puffballs United answered with "Who cares?". So it is not known how Charles recruited to the government.
- Because of being the only Government member to appear in International Rescue Operative, he's the only Government member to appear in 3 different games.
- Charles is the most popular character in the series, due to his comical plans to crash his helicopter and his likable personality. As such, the majority of YouTubers who played Completing the Mission (e.g. Markiplier, DanTDM) thought his death in the "Valiant Hero" route was emotional, despite Charles surviving in all the other endings.
- Charles is the man who gave Henry an official pardon signed by president Jefferson Smithsonian in the "Relentless Bounty Hunter" ending.
- Special BROvert Ops and Valiant Hero are the only pathways where Charles has his shoes present.
- In Infiltrating the Airship (the flash version), Charles piloted a UH-1 Iroquois, but starting with the flash version of Fleeing the Complex, Charles pilots a UH-60 Black Hawk.
- In Completing the Mission, the Toppat King storyline pays homage to Charles with an option for Henry to crash a government-owned helicopter Charles-wise in an attempt to save Reginald Copperbottom, leading to a fail. The Toppat Clan member Burt Curtis, who appears in several paths in Completing The Mission, wears a Dark Orange headset which resembles Charles' headset, another homage to Charles.
- Charles is referenced on the steam page for the Henry Stickmin Collection in the text that reads "Each step of the journey has you choose from options such as a Teleporter or calling in your buddy Charles to help you out.".
- Charles has a similar name and same last name as Charlie Calvin, a character from the Disney movie The Santa Clause, Puffballs also recognized this on his Twitch stream of The Henry Stickmin Collection Developer Commentary Part 1.
- Charles' last name came from some fan-fiction made by someone on Discord.
- Puffballs had also mentioned that Charles as well as Sven Svensson and many other characters in the Henry Stickmin Series were all 6 feet (the same height as Henry).
- According to a game theory by Two left Thumbs, Charles is 28 years old.