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To see images of Chuck, please go to his gallery.

Chuck is a character in the Angry Birds series of games created by Rovio Entertainment. He was introduced in 2009 as a member of the core flock. After his first appearance in Poached Eggs, Chuck has become a very prominant character in multiple installments for the series.

Personality

Chuck's Description in Angry Birds Birdsonality (modified):

Chuck is a free spirit and prefers to operate without rules or routines. He longs for challenges and excitement and prefers to focus on the bigger picture. He can be a bit impulsive - while everyone else is still talking, he likes to get out and take action.

Chuck is a very goofy, hyperactive bird. He is constantly fueled with energy, and seems as if he always needs to be doing something. He can never stop moving, both in his mind and in body. He tends to be clueless and ignorant at times, and this often will get in the way in dire situations.

Chuck also manages to get very distracted and at times cannot focus on the task handed to him due to things that catch his mind, like a wandering butterfly or even a mirror. This vulnerable part of him is what allows the pigs to get close to the eggs when he is on watch duty.

Despite all this, Chuck is as invested in protecting the eggs as the other birds are. He is extremely loyal and values the other members of his flock, though he can be easily intimidated when the other birds outdo him in something. (which has happened with Jay, Jake and Jim, Bomb, and Terence)

Chuck's Involvment in Angry Birds

Angry Birds

Chuck makes his debut in the original Angry Birds game as the third bird introduced and as a member of the core flock. He first appears in his introduction level Poached Eggs 1-16, where he then on appears in all of the following themes as a playable character. (excluding The Big Setup, which was entirely dedicated to Hal and Terence)

Chuck also saves Hal in Theme 6-4, where the player must use soley Chuck to pop all the pigs in the level in order to save Hal, who is put into a cage by the pigs.

Chuck is the only bird of the flock to not be rounded/circular in shape.

In very early promotion for Angry Birds, Chuck was shown to be a lot more like Red, having the same feathers, eyebrows, and beak. The only real distinction between the two was Chuck's color and shape. This Chuck was in gameplay trailers, showing that this was initially the design for Chuck that Rovio intended to release. However, Chuck's design was changed to be more unique, and this newer design was used when the game was first released. However, Chuck's old design was still used in the cutscenes. (though it has since been fixed to his newer appearance)

Gameplay

Chuck's ability is to increase speed rapidly when the player taps the screen. This makes Chuck a much more versatile character, as he can change direction in case the player shoots a bit off, or reach much farther or higher destinations. In this way, he is oftenly used to access Golden Eggs that are sometimes hidden off-screen.

Chuck also destroys wood effectively, and is known as the "wood breaker", much like The Blues are the "glass breakers" and how Bomb is the "stone breaker". He does do a good job in destroying wood, smashing through multiple shards of it at a time, but at times he can become very weak and uneffective, which is often unexpected to the player. Bubbles can also at times be a much better wood breaker than Chuck.

Chuck cannot break through glass very well, smashing one shard of it and then stopping in his tracks. This is a bit strange, as glass is weaker than wood in the game. However, it is known that Chuck is designed to be effective in destroying wood, so this may explain why.

Angry Birds Seasons

Chuck appeared from the very start of the game, when it was first known as Angry Birds Halloween. After his first appearance in Trick or Treat, he is a playable character in all of the themes that follow.

Unlike other installments of the series, Seasons keeps the characters' original designs, so Chuck's sprites are not updated as they eventually were in the original game.

Chuck has unlockable costumes like all of the other characters. However, a very noteworthy one is his pikachu costume, based off the respective character of the Pokemon series.

It is also notable that very early on in the game when it was still known as Angry Birds Halloween, Chuck used his red-like design that previously appeared in cutscenes for the original Angry Birds game. Of course, this design was only used in the early cutscenes for Trick or Treat, and has since been removed.

A pig dressed as Chuck appears in the cover art for Ham'o'ween.

Chuck oftenly appears in animations and promotions for the game.

Gameplay

Chuck has the same ability that he does in the original game, and is still an effective wood breaker. No changes are made to his speed, size, or strength.

In the Piglantis theme, Chuck's ability goes pretty effective with water. If his ability is activated in the water, he will increase speed in the direction he is going, so if he is still sinking, he will shoot even furthur into the water. If he is beginning to rise up and his ability is activated, then he can shoot out of the water at great speed, and can destroy the structures above him somewhat effectively.

Angry Birds Rio

Chuck, Red, Jay, Jake, and Jim are all kidnapped by the smugglers and taken to the Smuggler's Den in Rio, where they are all put in a room filled with captive, rare birds. They realize they are being sold for profit, and see the abused birds around them. This puts them into a rage, and because of their strength and anger, they manage to break out of the cage. This then begins the events of the game.

Chuck is once again the third bird to be introduced, and after his introduction level he is a playable character in all of the themes that follow.

Once they defeat Nigel and free all the captive birds, Chuck and the rest of the flock manage to hijack the plane and fly back to Piggy Island, where they come back just in time to save the eggs from being stolen by the pigs once again.

Chuck then travels back to Rio with his flock to visit their friends, Blue and Jewel. This then starts the Rio 2 segment.

Like all the other characters Chuck recieves a design change in this segment, taking on his Toons animation style. Changes are made in the position of his face, slight adjustments are made to his feathers, and he is given a slightly lighter hue in color. He also recieves different outlines and better shading.

Gameplay

Chuck has the same ability that he does in the previous two installments, having not much change when it comes to speed, strength or size. His battle cries, launch sounds, and corpse noises are the same.

It is notable that caged birds/dolphins and marmosets are much more stronger than the easily popped pigs, so Chuck cannot destroy the targets as easily as he can when it comes to pigs.

In boss battles, Chuck is a very useful character to have. He can access farther places that hold TNT, stone spheres, or heavy structures that can fall onto the boss. He can also be used to directly hit the boss, as he can change speed in case the boss jumps/flies to a different direction.

Angry Birds Space

Chuck, along with a few other birds in the flock, were first teased in a new project for Rovio in the beginning of 2012. This was soon introduced to be the next installment of the series, Angry Birds Space. Chuck, along with the other birds, were featured with superhero costumes based off of comic book characters.

The game's story begins with Chuck and the other birds taking care of the eggs, when a wormhole opens up in the sky, with Ice Bird shooting out with his eggsteroid. A robotic arm follows shortly after, and kidnaps the eggsteroid, along with the flock's eggs. They sling themselves into the portal to chase after the eggs. Through the vortex, they are transformed into their space counterparts. They fly out into the final frontier, beginning the events of the game.

Chuck is now known as "Lazer Bird", based off of the comic book character Cyclops. He now has goggles, a flowing red cape, and a spiky top feather. His most notable difference is his color change, now being purple rather than yellow. 

In gameplay, Lazer Bird previously had a tail feather resembling his top feather, but was eventually replaced with his cape.

This is the first time that Chuck is the fourth bird introduced, rather than the third. He swaps places with Bomb.

Gameplay

Lazer Bird's ability is to fly into whatever direction the player taps to, which is the first time Chuck has ever recieved an ability change. This makes him an extremely useful character to have, as he can quite literally go anywhere the player desires.

When his ability is activated, he will not be affected by gravitational fields or zero-gravity until he hits a surface.

When he changes direction, he increases speed, giving him more strength.

His strengths and weaknesses are pretty much the same to Chuck's. He cannot destroy glass very well, can destroy multiple shards of wood, and cannot destroy stone.

It is notable that the longer the distance Lazer Bird has to travel, the slower and weaker he becomes. The player should keep this in mind, as if he has to travel all the way across the level, he will not be able to destroy anything.

Bad Piggies

Chuck appears in Bad Piggies a bit into the game, through the Flight in the Night episode. Though he did not appear when the episode was first released, he appears in the second and third chapters as an enemy, and then on appears oftenly as a hazard to the player.

This is the first time in any Angry Birds game that Chuck was, rather than being introduced from the very start, included through updates.

Chuck's design is slightly changed; his outlining and shading is given more quality, rather than the basic colors of the other games. His animation is also more vivid, and uses the current design of the original game. All of his sprites are just modified versions of the "Chrome" models.

Gameplay

Levels with Chuck included will have him as a hazard/enemy, asleep next to a nearby slingshot. If the player makes too much noise near him, he will wake up and sling himself on the slingshot to attack Ross. He is the strongest out of the three enemy birds (the other two being Red and the Blues), and can actually break through wood and effectively damage the player's vehicle. Thus, the player should include powerful motors and objects if they want to easily escape Chuck.

He uses his original ability of increasing speed, making him the only enemy bird that can change direction through his speed. The player should keep this in mind, and be even more careful when playing levels involving Chuck.

Angry Birds Star Wars

Chuck appears as the counterpart of Han Solo, a main character in the original Star Wars trilogy.

Cocky but charming, "Chuck Ham Solo" is a smuggler who associates himself with criminals, often getting himself into trouble. He is best friends with the wookie "Terebacca", and the two own the Mighty Millennium Falcon together.

The two only get involved with Skywalker and Obi-Wan to gain more money, but Solo ends up meeting his romantic interest, Princess Stella Organa through the mission.

He is later on punished by being frozen in carbonite, and is stowed away in Jabba the Hutt's lair. He is then saved by Stella.

Gameplay

Once again, Chuck is given a different ability than his original. Solo uses his blaster, and shoots it 3 times towards whichever direction the player taps.

These lasers can destroy glass and wood, and will bounce off of metal, damaging it in the process. Once they hit an object they can destroy, they will diminish.

Players can use this bouncing skill to hit covered targets, so he/she should keep strategy in mind when using this bird.

In the Moon of Endor episode, Solo gets an ability upgrade, and can now fire blue, more powerful lasers. Once the player unlocks this feature, it can be used in all levels of the game, including previous ones, and cannot be removed.

The lasers can break through more blocks of wood and glass without flickering out, and can damage metal more effectively. However, this may come to slight disadvanatge if the player wants to send lasers to a certain location they cannot reach.

It is also notable that the player can activate abilities for a short period of time after the character hits a surface.


Trivia

  • Ayrton Senna is the sixth bird to be based on a real person, the first three being the Developer Birds (based on Peter Vesterbacka, Jaako Iisalo and Serdar Soganci), Freddie Mercury being the fourth and Slash being the fifth.
    • Senna is also the second bird to have his character modeled on Chuck, the first being Freddie Mercury. They are also the only birds made in tribute to deceased people (Freddie died in 1991 and Senna died in 1994).
  • The reason why you have to win 41 races as Senna to get his helmet is because this is the same number of victories the real Ayrton Senna had during his Formula One career.
  • When he turns into a corpse, Chuck rolls like a ball, even though his body is a cone.
  • In the early cutscenes before the Birdday update of Angry Birds, Chuck was the same size as the Blues along with having a similar design to Red, but was later on changed to his normal appearance.
  • Chuck has astraphobia, a great fear of thunder, shown in Thunder Chuck.
  • As revealed in the Angry Birds 2 website, Chuck can run up to 100 mph, and sometimes faster.
  • In The Angry Birds Movie, Chuck is shown to be left-handed. This can be proven by various things he does with his left hand such as painting with it, raising it, and more. This can also be proven in the AMC promotion and the Regal Crown Club promotion, where he holds the cards and other items with his left hand.

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