Charmander (Starter Squad)

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Charmander (Starter Squad)
Why can't you follow the rules, like everyone else?
Gender: Male
Type: Hypocrite, who cheats in battle, and murders various Pokemon
Species: Charmander
Portrayed by: Pierce Shipp
Status: Decreased
Media of origin: Starter Squad

Charmander is the main protagonist of Starter Squad.

Bad Qualities

  1. In early episodes (Episodes 1 - 7), he is shown to be very rude towards everyone. Especially Squirtle who tries to help Charmander calm down, although they tend to not get along and argue at each other.
  2. He is shown to be cheating in a Pokémon battle by fighting out of turn. In Episode 2 he did this and killed a Caterpie (Who would later be revealed to be Pablo in Episode 4) by stabbing it with a stick, and later in Episode 6 where he did the same thing. (But with Flareon surviving instead)
  3. As mentioned in BQ#2, he injures and murders various characters in the series.
    • Pablo (Caterpie): Stabs him with a stick, killing him. This results in the Caterpie Leader trying to kill him. (Episode 2)
    • Red (Trainer): Burns him to death with Ember (Episode 3)
    • A Butterfree: Thrown a stick at it, killing it in the process (Episode 4)
    • Hitmonchan: Stumps on the Pokeball while it is in-use, causing the game to glitch, corrupting Hitmonchan in the process (Episode 5)
    • Weepinbell: Stabs him in the eye, killing him. (Episode 6)
    • Various Trainers: Burned to death in the PokeCenter raid done by Charmander. (Episode 6)
    • Flareon: Stabs him in the neck with a stick, injuring him in the process. (Episode 7)
    • Shellder: Stumps on it, crushing and killing it in the process (Episode 9)
    • Beedrill: Burns him to death using Flamethrower (Episode 9)
    • Various Caterpie: Stabs them with Beedrill's Arm and burning them to death using Flamethrower, although he did this to try and save Squirtle (Episode 9)
  4. Hypocrisy: Charmander hates the trainers when they use Pokémon for battles and telling them what to do, yet he does the exact same thing in Episode 3 where he claims Bulbasaur and Squirtle as his Pokemon.
  5. He was the cause of MissingNo being summoned in Episode 5, causing MewTwo to get mad at him in Episode 8.
  6. He has various moments of doing dumb things.
    • Giving Bulbasaur the antidote, when Bulbasaur is completely fine. (Episode 6)
  7. Despite being the protagonist of the series, many of his actions make him more of a antagonist rather than a protagonist.

Good Qualities

  1. He redeems himself in Episode 8, where he realizes that Squirtle helped him out in previous episodes. Resulting in him trying to save Squirtle in Episode 9.
  2. He gets a taste of his own medicine, in Episode 5 where he gets knocked out by Hitmonchan, in Episode 8 where he gets scolded by MewTwo for summoning MissingNo, and in Episode 9 where he gets knocked out by Squirtle who is splashing him with his Water Gun move, and then killed by Leader Caterpie.
  3. Pierce Shipp did a great job voicing him.
  4. Charmander has a point in Episode 9 that using Pokémon just for battling is wrong and if they really cared about them they would fight by their side, despite the hypocrisy of him.