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"Ladies and gentlemen, I'm opening the first of its kind, a hotel that rehabilitates sinners!"
―Charlie, advertising the hotel

Charlotte Magne, most commonly referred to as Charlie, is the Hellborn princess of Hell, the founder of the Hazbin Hotel, and the main protagonist of the Hazbin Hotel webseries.

Despite what most of Hell thinks, she believes that redemption is possible for any and all demons and hopes that it will help with the betterment of the kingdom.

Appearance

Charlie is described to be a tall demon, possibly measuring her height to be at least or around 6 feet tall[5][6] with trademark curly long blonde hair. Her lips are black and she has red cheeks which Vivienne has mentioned in an illustration the reason for it was that they represent those of a clown or puppet.[7] Scientifically and biologically speaking, red cheeks associate happiness and a cheerful personality, which Charlie gladly shows towards people. Her eyes are black and her sclera is light yellow. Her eyelids have a contrasting pink shadow to add more depth and are decorated with gray eye shadow. She usually wears a black bow tie, long black suspenders over a white long-sleeved shirt underneath her red colored tuxedo jacket, paired with aubergine colored trousers with stripes at the end of the legs in the same color as her jacket, and black and white spectator shoes. At other times, she wears either a black tuxedo or a white shirt.

When in full demon form, a pair of dark-reddish horns protrude from her head and her eyes' sclera turn bright red with slit pupils. Her demon form makes her resemble her father more as opposed to her default form.

Personality

She shows strong compassion towards her friends and her people. She's naïve and theatrical, while also bursting with passion. Charlie does everything in her power to make everyone happy and is determined to make her kingdom into a better place. However, she can be stubborn whenever something doesn't go her way. She also has a huge passion and love for musical theatre. So much so that she says herself that she communicates more information through song.

Despite being sweet and naïve, it doesn't make her a pushover or stupid. When Katie Killjoy kept ruthlessly mocking her idea, Charlie stole her pen and called her a bitch. Even when Katie turned into her demon form, Charlie began to fight back and even possibly set Tom Trench on fire. When Alastor offered to make a deal with Charlie by a handshake, she refused and used her status by ordering Alastor to help her with the hotel for as long as he desires, which he agrees to. She is also not above letting a few cuss words slip. Charlie also knows that not all demons are redeemable since she admits that she knows how evil Alastor can be and most likely not going to change for the better.

It is shown throughout the pilot episode that Charlie also struggles with feelings of inferiority, calling herself a failure in the opening song sequence and being seen as such by some of Hell's inhabitants. While she is often striving to do better and make a difference for the betterment of Hell, she is prone to self-doubt and sulking whenever her plans fail horribly.

She's also known to "act before thinking". Like before her interview, she made a list of her plans but it just said random stuff like "dolphins kisses and high five." Even during her interview she thought singing her song "Inside of Every Demon is a Rainbow" would help the people understand her plan better, only to be devastated to learn that her plan wouldn't automatically be accepted and was laughed at by everybody in the news station. She even admits during her voicemail to her mother that she doesn't know what she is doing or how to make her plan for reforming demons work.

Abilities

Natural Abilities

  • Demon Transformation: Charlie can enter a fearsome, stronger Demon form.[3]
  • Flight: According to Faustisse, both Charlie and her father have the ability to summon their wings and are capable of flight.[note 2]

Skillset

  • Multilingualism: Charlie speaks fluent English and is said to be able to speak the Demonic languages she grew up learning just as fluently as well.[8] Though her speaking any of the Demonic languages has yet to be shown.
  • Hand-to-Hand Combat: Charlie has shown to possess excellent hand-to-hand combat skills as demonstrated in the pilot, when she did not hesitate engaging in a battle of fisticuffs with Killjoy.
  • Musical Talent: Charlie excels at singing and can even do so in different speeds and tones.
  • Dancing: In addition to her musical abilities, she is also a skillful dancer and a fast-learner as shown in "Alastor's Reprise" wherein she dances perfectly in sync to Alastor's steps.

Unique Abilities

  • Pyrokinesis: Charlie is able to summon fire in any form at her own will. The pyrotechnics shown during "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows" was summoned from the palm of her hand. She can later be seen using it again, albeit offscreen, as she was the one to set Trench on fire during her brawl with Killjoy.
  • Demonic magic: Due to being the daughter of Lucifer, Charlie can access powerful magic that is exclusive to the higher-ranking demons.[9]

Galleries

Trivia

  • She was supposed to appear in the Zoophobia project: "Angels and Demons" arc.
    • Charlie originally died in the 1830s, but it was changed to "born in Hell" during the show's development.[10]
  • Charlie is the only one out of the main cast to be an "original demon" due to being born in hell, and therefore not previously human.
  • The name Charlie Magne seems to be a pun on Charlemagne, the first emperor of Europe.
    • When used as a surname in French, Magne (short for Magnus) translates to "Great" or "the Great" meaning the Magne family would be "Charlie the Great", "Lucifer the Great" and "Lilith the Great".
    • Additionally, her Voxtagram account's username "@hotel_magnement" is a pun of the word "hotel management" combined with her last name, Magne.
    • When asked if Charlie has a true and full-fledged demon form or if it's only when she's completely angry, Vivziepop said that she does, and that's all she can really say.[3]
  • According to Vivziepop, Charlie has seen angels and demons but has never seen a human. However, she thinks there's something magical in both humans and demons.[11]
  • According to Vivziepop, Charlie's favorite musicals would be Something Rotten, Legally Blonde, Funny Girl, Chicago,[12] and Cats.[13]
  • Charlie has a rival named Helsa, who according to Vivziepop in an Ashley Nichols live stream, will definitely be in the series in the future.[14]
  • Charlie's orientation and relationships have been explored:
    • Charlie was confirmed to be bisexual based on the colors of the bisexual pride flag appearing in a tweet from Vivienne Medrano's account "VivziePop".[2]
    • Charlie has an ex-boyfriend, Seviathan, who is shown to be Helsa's brother, as seen in the portraits in the background of the hotel.
    • Vivziepop compares Charlie and Vaggie's relationship as to that of Jack Skellington and Sally's relationship from The Nightmare Before Christmas.[15]
    • When asked on who she thinks fell for the other first (Charlie or Vaggie), Vivziepop said that she doesn't actually know and feels like the way she has their relationship figured out was that they were really good friends right away and she thinks it was still during the time and kind of before the events of the pilot and it might even happen before the events of even the things Viv herself is planning before the pilot. It also happens pretty far ahead of the events of a lot of stuff.[16]
  • According to Vivziepop, Charlie's favorite book would be Harry Potter.[17]
    • Vivzie also said she would like books that have happy endings and strong characters. She would love teen adventure books like Percy Jackson, Harry Potter, and Hunger Games.[17]
  • When asked about Charlie's treatment to patients at the hotel, Viv described Charlie's attitude towards them is to kind of treat them like children. She can use them as wayward teens that need help and need writing and discipline. She has a little bit of an immature view of it, so her punishments are more akin to "you need a timeout", instead of a more serious "you need therapy". For instance, Charlie would punish Angel like a child.[18]
  • Viv believes Charlie's lips are naturally black.[19]
  • According to Vivziepop, she can't say anything about Charlie's family, since the royal family is a big plot point in the series and it's what the show revolves around.[20]
    • Charlie isn't fully aware of her position (as the princess), being far too trusting of people (thus causing Vaggie to always be on guard).[21]
    • Despite Charlie being part of the royalty, nobody in Hell cares. Dave describes this as "if a Disney princess went to Hell" because nobody pays attention or cares about her.[22]
  • According to Vivziepop, Charlie's design is modeled after Vaudeville, porcelain dolls, and goats.[23]
  • According to Vivziepop, Charlie takes very much after her dad.[24]
  • When asked on what kind of things Charlie and Vaggie were doing before opening the hotel, Vivziepop said that she doesn't want to answer this because she would actually really love to explore this in comics. She has a lot of ideas for kind of prequel-esque stories (specifically more about Charlie and Vaggie a little bit before the events of the story) because there are some things that they could definitely tell in the show but there are some things that might be even more satisfying that she wants to tell in the comics.[25]
  • According to Faustisse, both Charlie and her mother, alongside Alastor, are fans of pineapple on pizza.[note 3]
  • According to Dave, if he were to describe Charlie with a My Chemical Romance song, it would be "Sing".[26]

References

Notes
  1. 💖 HAZBIN HOTEL FASHION STREAM for the COMICS!! 💖 (archived). Recorded at 17:46.
  2. This information was given from the 💖 Designing for the Next HAZBIN HOTEL Comic 💖 stream, which has been muted in some parts from copyright. The original stream's audio was reported by the viewers who watched its initial airing, but cannot be fully verified.
  3. 💖 Inking the Hazbin Hotel ALASTOR Comic💖 (archived). Recorded at 3:36:09.


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