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"We lost so many souls, and it breaks my heart to see my people being slaughtered every year. No one is even given a chance! I can't stand idly by while the place I live is subjected to such violence! So, I've been thinking: Isn't there a more humane way to hinder overpopulation here in Hell? Perhaps we can create an alternative way to change souls through... redemption? Well, I think yes! So, that's what this project aims to achieve! Ladies and gentlemen, I'm opening the first of its kind! A hotel that rehabilitates sinners!"
―Charlie's pitch for the hotel, Hazbin Hotel pilot

Charlotte Morningstar, more commonly known as Charlie, is the Hellborn princess of Hell, the founder of the Happy Hotel, and the main protagonist of Hazbin Hotel.

The daughter of Lucifer Morningstar and the estranged queen of Hell, Lilith, Charlie wants to do right by her kingdom and find a way to redeem Sinners into Heaven through rehabilitation at the Hazbin Hotel.[14]

Appearance

Charlie is a tall and slim-built white-skinned hellborn demon, standing at over 6 foot,[15] around 6 and a half feet tall.[16] She has long, ankle-length blonde hair with thin light coral streaks on the paler-blonde highlights, which is usually tied into a twice-banded low-ponytail by two black hair ties. Her hair also features bangs that are flipped to the left side and ends with a curl.

Her eyes sport light yellow sclera and red pupils, and have thick eyelashes and gray eyelids. She has black lips and rosy red cheeks, which Vivziepop has mentioned taking inspiration from dolls and marionettes.[17] Charlie features animal-like traits, such as red-toed hooves,[18][19] fangs in her mouth, and a black animal-like nose.[17] Her fingernails are black and pointed.

Charlie wears a red tuxedo-jacket with darker red lapels and a small white tag located on the left side. She wears this over an untucked, long-sleeved, high-collared white dress-shirt that has two black buttons and dark red cuffs, worn with black suspenders and a small black bowtie. Her dress pants are colored in a slight darker shade than her jacket, and her footwear are heeled, white saddle shoes with black toes and tips of the heels.

Full Demon

When in her full demon form, a pair of dark maroon horns protrude from her head, and her eyes change to have red sclera with white irises and slit pupils; thin black streaks also appear across each eye. Her eyelashes become much longer and thicker, resembling butterfly wings.

Her fingers turn mostly black and become sharp and claw-like. She also gains a long black demonic tail with spikes and a triangular tip with a red heart on the center.

In order to block Adam's punch, Charlie's arm became large, dark red and demonic with light red markings and longer black fingers.

Pilot

In the pilot, Charlie's hair was instead kept into a low-loose ponytail, her cheeks were a paler shade of red, and her eyes sported black pupils.

Her jacket instead was a pale red with black lapels, her dress-shirt included black cuffs, and her pants were black with pale red cuffs and two light yellow buttons located at the waist.

Personality

Charlie is compassionate and empathetic to a fault, feeling genuinely upset at the idea of harm coming to others.

Although she isn't unaware that Hell is populated with souls that have committed egregious acts in their living lives, she still views their yearly extermination as a senseless waste and makes it her personal mission to help them avoid it via self-betterment and eventual redemption, something she is seemingly alone in believing is possible.

Charlie's idealism, while setting her apart from many of her hellborn peers, can also make her naïve to many of the harsh realities that appear to stand in the way of her potential success - something her girlfriend, Vaggie, tries to remind her of, only to be cheerfully ignored in favor of a more blinkered, sunny optimism.

This can also cause her to rush headlong into the initial stages of her plans without much preparation (her prompt list before her big news appearance reading only "unicorn kisses, dolphin high fives, sing showtunes = happy ending?").

Charlie has a love for musical theatre, song and dance, and will often convey her emotions and ideas through showtunes and ballads. She appears to take perceived failures hard, as she believes her heartfelt theatrical passion should be enough to bring people over to her way of thinking, and is disheartened when it's not as simple as she imagines. She openly admits during a dejected voicemail to her mother that she doesn't actually know what she is doing, or how to make her plan for reforming sinners work in practice.

Despite being sweet and lacking "street-smarts", this doesn't make Charlie a pushover or stupid. When people insult her or openly mock her ideals and plans, she has no hesitation in standing up for herself, or even rolling up her sleeves to physically fight back. She is also not above letting a few cuss words slip.

Charlie also displays some grounding in her idealism, understanding that not all demons can be redeemed, or even likely to change for the better. She displays sensible hesitation when confronted with an ambiguous deal from Alastor, the notorious Radio Demon, refusing the shake his hand and using her status to make demands of him (albeit with some sheepishness).

Abilities

  • Immortality - As demonic royalty, and as mentioned by Adam in "The Show Must Go On", Charlie is biologically immortal, presumably being able to live for a long period of time and only able to be killed by angelic weaponry.
  • Charlie blocking Adam's punch

    Charlie blocking Adam's punch with a demonic arm

    Demon transformation - Charlie can enter a fearsome, more powerful Demon form.[9]
    • Demonic arm - In "The Show Must Go On", Charlie's arm became large and demonic, and with it she blocked Adam's punch with ease.
  • Pyrokinesis - Charlie is able to summon fire at will, shown able to erupt flames from the ground, which become a fiery tornado around herself when transforming into her full demon form. She also set Tom Trench on fire (albeit offscreen) during her brawl at 666 News.
  • Glitter generation - Charlie is able to generate glitter from her hands, which she threw at an Exorcist in "The Show Must Go On".
  • Demonic magic - Being the daughter of Lucifer, Charlie can access powerful magic that is exclusive to the higher-ranking demons.[20]
  • Sorcery - In the Finale of "The Show Must Go On", Charlie cast a sparkly golden magic which lit up a row of newly installed lights.
  • Conjuration - Charlie can summon objects out of thin air, such as her Hazbin Hotel drawings she showed to Adam before he interrupted her. She also summoned a pitchfork in "The Show Must Go On" after transforming into her full demon form.

Skillset

  • Multilingualism - Charlie speaks fluent English and is said to also be able to fluently speak the Demonic languages she grew up learning.[11]
  • Charlie and Katie screaming

    Charlie fights with Katie Killjoy

    Hand-to-hand combat - As demonstrated in the Hazbin Hotel pilot, Charlie is able to hold her own when in hand-to-hand fighting. She did not hesitate to engage in a round of fisticuffs with antagonistic news caster Katie Killjoy.
  • Musical talent - Charlie is considered a very talented singer, even outside of the show's non-diegetic musical numbers.[3] She can also play the piano.[21]
  • Dancing - In addition to her musical abilities, Charlie is also a skilled dancer and a fast-learner, as shown in Alastor's Reprise, wherein she dances perfectly in sync to Alastor's steps. Charlie's personal style of dance is tap-dancing, something she can do very well.[10]

Weaponry

  • Shield - An intricately designed shield with Charlie used in "The Show Must Go On". Its design appears themed after Lucifer, being in the shape of an apple colored in red, and having a golden snake in the middle with six golden wings.
  • Pitchfork - A pitchfork Charlie conjured after transforming into her full demon form. Its design appears themed after Lucifer, with a golden snake wrapped down the length of it and a red apple at the top.

Gallery

Concept & Creation

Oldcharlie

The original character, Charlie

Charlie was created during Vivziepop's time at the School of Visual Arts college,[22] and was one of the later additions to the main cast of demon misfits.

In very early proto-drafts of what would eventually become Hazbin Hotel, a red, very steampunk themed character named Charlie was created to act as a kind of "den-mother" to the demon gang that would eventually go on to become the main cast of Hazbin Hotel. The character featured an arm of molten lava that could change into various things.

Vivziepop considers this version of Charlie to be an entirely distinct entity, with a completely disparate design and personality from her current iteration. She was also not the daughter of Lucifer; she was a mortal soul, who was planned to have died in the 1830s.[23]

However, Vivziepop liked the name "Charlie" so much that she transferred it to the new character that now features as the protagonist of the current version of Hazbin Hotel, a character who then changed very little once she entered the cast.[24]

Trivia

  • Charlie is the only character in the main cast who is a native hellborn demon, and therefore, not having been previously human.
  • Demonic Charlie

    Charlie's demon form shines through

    When asked if Charlie has a true and full-fledged demon form, or if it only appears when she's extremely angry, Vivziepop said that she does, but would not elaborate further.[9]
  • Charlie has been stated to be "a tall girl" and is taller than her father, Lucifer. Not by a large amount, but still notable, with Charlie standing at around 6 feet, or over.[15][25] In a Q&A on January 31, 2024, Vivziepop stated that she is 6 and a half feet tall.[16]
  • Charlie's design is inspired by Vaudeville-style porcelain dolls, puppets, marionette-type things, and to a lesser extent goats. Vivziepop described Charlie's nose as being like a lamb or puppy dog, that looks very animal-like from the side, even though her character is mostly humanoid/marionette.[17]
    • On December 15, 2023, Vivziepop explained that Charlie is not a goat but does have hooves,[18] saying because "the devil",[19] and added that she was going for a Satyr vibe because Satyr legs have been associated with demons for a long time.[26] Her hooves are first shown in the episode "Hello Rosie!".
      • Despite canonically having hooves, Charlie has been depicted with human-like feet in numerous official Shark Robot Hazbin Hotel merchandise.
  • According to the "Clocktower Countdown to Premiere" livestream, Charlie's demeanor was heavily inspired by Leslie Knope from Parks and Rec.[27]
  • Charlie's lips are naturally black.[28]
  • Charlie apparently does not have human shaped ears.[29]
  • Charlie was confirmed to be bisexual by Vivziepop, who tweeted a doodle she had done for National Coming Out Day featuring Charlie with a bisexual heart.[5] She later tweeted a picture for Bi Pride Day, which featured both Charlie and Moxxie holding bisexual flags.[6]
    • Charlie has an ex-boyfriend, Seviathan von Eldritch. She dated him during her hell school years, and he is depicted as taking her to the prom in one of Vivziepop's illustrations of the two.[30] He is Helsa's brother, as seen in their family portraits in the background of the hotel.
  • Vaggie as Sally × Charlie as Jack Skellington

    Charlie and Vaggie as Jack and Sally

    Vivziepop has confirmed that Charlie and Vaggie are indeed a canon couple.[31]
    • She compares Charlie and Vaggie's relationship to that of Jack Skellington and Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas.[32]
    • Vivziepop stated that Charlie and Vaggie have known each other for "a very long time".[33] When asked who she thinks fell for the other first (Charlie or Vaggie), Vivziepop stated that she thinks they were really good friends for a while, and it was "kind of a natural progression for them", so she doesn't really know who was in love first, thinking it was a more mutual feeling that developed between them. She also thinks that their becoming a couple happened a fairly long time prior to the events of the Hazbin Hotel pilot, and even before some events that she had planned to occur before the pilot.[34]
    • When asked what kind of things Charlie and Vaggie were doing before opening the hotel, Vivziepop declined to answer, mentioning she would actually love to explore this within the official comics.[35]
  • According to Vivziepop, Charlie sees something magical in the idea of being human. She sees it as a kind of incubation stage where they have the choice whether they go to hell or heaven. She has a very fantastical idea of what humanity is, as far as its flaws are concerned, and she likes humans, despite never having ever seen one.[36]
  • Vivziepop stated that Charlie would like books that have happy endings and strong characters, specifically young adult adventure books.[4]
  • Teenager (Charlie and Crymini)

    Charlie attempts to encourage a future hotel resident

    Vivziepop talked about how Charlie's attitude towards the patients of the hotel is to treat them "kind of like children". That she views them as similar to wayward teens who need righting and disciplining, and that her view of the situation is immature. Charlie doesn't take the patients' issues seriously enough, and characters that should be in therapy would simply be given a time-out. Vivziepop said that her answer to Angel's bad behavior would be to try and send him to his room.[37]
  • Despite Charlie's position as royalty in Hell, nobody within the sinner area of Hell respects her or her family. Dave Capdevielle explains this as there being a lack of consequences or incentive for sinners to show anyone respect, describing their view of Charlie as being like "a Disney princess". Vivziepop agrees with this assessment, adding that the royals theoretically should be respected, but that they're ruling over a group of people who don't currently respect authority, and probably didn't respect authority when they were alive, combined with Charlie being a completely unintimidating person.[38]
    • Charlie isn't the most mindful of her position on a day-to-day basis and is far too trusting of everyone, causing Vaggie to have to be more on guard for her.[39]
  • Charlie is said to take very much after her dad.[40]
  • Despite her youthful appearance, it appears that Charlie's age is a matter of question. Although Vivziepop thinks that Charlie does celebrate birthdays with the standard kind of party, she is still unsure of how demon years and time work for someone like Charlie.[41] In a later stream, Vivziepop stated that demons age in "hell years".[42] This may hint that Charlie's biological aging is different from how humans age, although it is unknown if hell years are similar in length to Earth years.
    • In one of the Hazbin Hotel pilot teasers, a portrait of the Magne family taken in the year 1871[43] hints that Charlie is decades older than she appears. Although this detail is omitted in the final version of the pilot, Faustisse has corroborated that Charlie is over 200 years old.[note 1]
  • According to Faustisse, both Charlie and her mother, alongside Alastor, are fans of pineapple on pizza.[note 2]
  • According to Dave Capdevielle, if he were to describe Charlie with a My Chemical Romance song, it would be "Sing".[44]
Charlie doll in Too Loud

Charlie doll in Too Loud

  • Charlie makes a cameo in an episode of Too Loud as a small doll.[45] According to Vivziepop, this is the first Hazbin Hotel easter egg.[46]
  • In an interview, Erika Henningsen explained that in the songs written by Sam Haft and Andrew Underberg the way she sounds as Charlie is like a rebel Disney princess that drops an F-bomb in the middle of the most delightful melody you've ever heard.[47]
  • Charlie's demonic hand

    Charlie's demonic arm

    As seen in "The Show Must Go On", Charlie's arm became large, dark red and demonic with light red markings and black fingers. This is a reference to her original design from ZooPhobia having a similar arm.

Development

  • The character of Charlie was created as one of Vivziepop's characters during her time at the School of Visual Arts.[48]
  • In the Hazbin Hotel pilot, Charlie's family name was "Magne". A new last name, or possibly suffix name, for Charlie was announced on February 22, 2022, as "Morningstar".[1] This is likely a reference to her father, Lucifer, whose name is translated as "shining one" or "morning star" by many Biblical scholars.
    • Charlie's name in the pilot seems to have been a pun on "Charlemagne", the King of the Franks and the first Holy Roman Emperor, and a play on the translation of "The Great".
      • The hotel's (managed by Charlie and Vaggie) now-archived Voxtagram account username "@hotel_magnement" is a pun on the word "hotel management" combined with the former's then-surname, Magne.
  • In a stream, Faustisse believed that both Charlie and her father have the ability to summon wings and are capable of flight.[note 3] This has been showcased by Lucifer but is yet to be seen from Charlie in the series.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Tweet by @HazbinHotel
  2. VIVZIE STREEM- MONDAYS AMIRITE -#3 (45:13)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 VIVZIE STREEM- MONDAYS AMIRITE -#3 (2.33.58)
  4. 4.0 4.1 VIVZIE STREEM-Test Test -#1 (1:51:00)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Tweet by @VivziePop (October 11, 2018)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Tweet by @VivziePop (September 3, 2020)
  7. Tweet by @Vivziepop (June 30, 2023)
  8. HAZBIN HOTEL Charity Sketch Request Stream ft. Vivziepop, Cherri Bomb, and Angel Dust! (2:29:42)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 VIVZIE STREEM- MONDAYS AMIRITE -#3 (20:21)
  10. 10.0 10.1 VIVZIE STREEM- Let's Get it Started HAH -#2 (1:45:20)
  11. 11.0 11.1 VIVZIE STREEM- Let's Get it Started HAH -#2 (25:53)
  12. Her hellschool prom photo with Seviathan
  13. Erika Henningsen cannot wait to be your Charlie Morningstar
  14. Prime Video Debuts Teaser of an Original Song and Announces Main Cast for Hazbin Hotel at New York Comic Con Prime Video press release
  15. 15.0 15.1 VIVZIE STREEM- Test Test -#1 (2:43:49)
  16. 16.0 16.1 Hazbin Hotel Live Q&A with Cast (40:20)
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 HuniCast - HAZBIN'S FINALLY HERE (2:21:18)
  18. 18.0 18.1 Tweet by Vivziepop about Charlie's hoovsies
  19. 19.0 19.1 Tweet by Vivziepop about Charlie's hooves
  20. SURPRISE HAZBIN HOTEL Q and A! PART 2 (2:11:39)
  21. VIVZIE STREEM- MONDAYS AMIRITE -#3 (19:55)
  22. One Hell of a Show! Checking in with ‘Hazbin Hotel’ Creator Vivienne Medrano
  23. Dates of pre-Hazbin cast
  24. VIVZIE STREEM- WE'RE SIX WOOOAHH -#6 (3:14:17)
  25. VIVZIE STREEM- Let's Get it Started HAH -#2 (2:03:10)
  26. Tweet by Vivziepop about Satyrs and Demons
  27. Clocktower Countdown to Premiere | Hazbin Hotel | Prime Video (1:04:42)
  28. VIVZIE STREEM- WE'RE SIX WOOOAHH -#6 (24:58)
  29. VIVZIE STREEM- Let's Get it Started HAH -#2 (1:31:16)
  30. Tweet from Vivziepop
  31. HAZBIN HOTEL Charity Sketch Request Stream ft. Vivziepop, Cherri Bomb, and Angel Dust! (2:57:21)
  32. 2017 artwork by Vivziepop
  33. VIVZIE STREEM- WHORES THE LOOK YAM -#8 (24:45)
  34. VIVZIE STREEM- Let's Get it Started HAH -#2 (55:14)
  35. VIVZIE STREEM- MAMBO No -#5 (54:09) (provided by Multi-tunes)
  36. VIVZIE STEEM - MONDAYS AMIRITE - #3 (1:09:44)
  37. VIVZIE STREEM-Test Test -#1 (25:55)
  38. VIVZIE STREEM- BEESNEES -#9 (1:07:59)
  39. VIVZIE STREEM- MONDAYS AMIRITE -#3 (2:43:39) (provided by dollymoon)
  40. YouTuber Artisim Podcast's Episode 59 (15:38)
  41. VIVZIE STREEM- Let's Get it Started HAH -#2 (2:12:13)
  42. Helluva Boss Watch Party and Q&A (1:26:55)
  43. HAZBIN HOTEL- "LET'S MISBEHAVE" -(CLIP)- NOT FOR KIDS (Royal Family portrait)
  44. HuniCast - Happy Halloween Month! (17:13)
  45. Easter egg nod to Hazbin Hotel in a Too Loud episode
  46. Tweet by Viv about first Hazbin Hotel easter egg
  47. Sam Haft tweet about Erika's IGN interview
  48. One Hell of a Show! Checking in with ‘Hazbin Hotel’ Creator Vivienne Medrano
Notes
  1. 💖 HAZBIN HOTEL FASHION STREAM for the COMICS!! 💖 (archived). Recorded at 17:46.
  2. 💖 Inking the Hazbin Hotel ALASTOR Comic💖 (archived). Recorded at 3:36:09.
  3. This information was given out during the 💖 Designing for the Next HAZBIN HOTEL Comic 💖 stream, which (on upload) has been muted in some parts on upload for playing copyrighted music. The stream's audio was notated by the viewers who watched its original livestream airing, but this cannot be fully verified.


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