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''I've got places to go! Birds to meet! Let's see if we can't speed things up a little bit!''
-Chuck, Angry Birds: Flight School Issue 2 (Swift Justice story)
Chuck is the deuteragonist of 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 prominent character in multiple installments for the series. His special ability is to speed up to up to 100 miles per hour (160.934 kilometers per hour).
Chuck's Description in Angry Birds Birdsonality Test (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 Bad Piggies 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 (Full Metal Chuck), Bomb (The Bird that Cried Pig), and Terence (Run Chuck Run).
Chuck's Involvment in Angry Birds
|First Appearance||Poached Eggs 1-16|
|Locations||Many levels after Poached Eggs|
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 appeared in "Poached Eggs 1-16", where he then on appeared in all of the following themes as a playable character (excluding The Big Setup, where he was encaged by the pigs.
In a very early version of 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).
Chuck's ability is to increase speed rapidly when the player taps the screen. This makes him 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 often used to access Golden Eggs that are sometimes hidden off-screen.
Chuck's strengths and weaknesses are seen here.
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.
|First Appearance||"Trick or Treat"|
|Locations||Many levels after Trick or Treat|
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 Haunted Hogs.
Chuck often appears in animations and promotions for the game.
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 further 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.
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, Blu and Jewel. This then starts the Rio 2 segment.
Like all the other characters Chuck receives 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 receives different outlines and better shading.
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 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.
|Abilities||Speeding and firing in the direction when the screen is tapped|
|First Appearance||Pig Bang Level 20|
|Locations||Many levels after Pig Bang|
Chuck, along with a few other birds in the flock, was first teased in a new project for Rovio at 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.
Lazer Bird's ability is to fly into whatever direction the player taps to, which is the first time Chuck has ever received 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 as 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.
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 often 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.
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 to increase 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.
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.
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 a slight disadvantage 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.
Chuck is also the counterpart of Lando Calrission, who first appeared in the Cloud City update for the game. (only appearing in the cutscenes for this section)
However, in Version 1.3.0 he becomes a playable and main character, appearing first in level 4-21 and in the themes that followed.
Lando was never part of the merchandising line for Angry Birds Star Wars, though he did receive a plush toy very later on with the Star Wars II portion. (though it was never released)
Lando is very charming, which he used to his advantage in order to become successful. He is both a smuggler and gambler, but has a rich heart. After betraying the flock and causing the carbonation of Han Solo, he betrays the Pork Side and becomes an ally of the birds.
As Han was not available as a playable character until Leia thawed him from the carbonite, Lando took the place of him in terms of his ability. Lando has a similar ability to Han, having his own laser blaster. However, Lando's ability is slightly different as his lasers disperse into 3 when they are shot. This allows for Lando to hit multiple different abilities rather than one.
The same logic applies when it comes to lasers; it will be able to destroy glass and wood, but will bounce off of metal.
Later on in the game, Lando receives an ability upgrade and his lasers are turned from red into blue, making them stronger.
Chuck appears as the counterpart of Captain Panaka, a character in the prequels of the Star Wars universe.
Panaka is the head of security on the planet Naboo, whose job is to keep Padme safe.
Though he appears as a captive in the Naboo Invasion theme, he does not become a playable character until the Battle of Naboo episode. After this, he becomes a playable character to exclusively the bird side levels. He is introduced in level B3-7.
Panaka has his own blaster, which can shoot a total of 6 lasers, in groups of 3. He will shoot towards wherever the screen is tapped, sending out 3 lasers that disperse into 3 directions twice.
The same logic applies when it comes to lasers. They will be able to cut through and damage glass and wood and will bounce off of metal objects.
Like all of the other characters in the game, Panaka has his own level in the Rewards Chapter, which can be unlocked if the player earns enough points while playing as him.
Han appears as a playable character but solely as a power-up. He cannot be found in any of the story levels of the game but can be purchased in the store with in-game currency. The player can then use Han in any of the bird side levels.
Han has the same ability that he has in the original game.
Han, like all of the other characters, has his own bonus level in the Rewards Chapter, which can be unlocked by racking up a certain amount of points.
Chuck appears as the counterpart of Kanan Jarrus. Jarrus, a character part of the Rebels TV series, was introduced to the game along with several other characters as part of the Rebels theme.
While not part of the actual pack of levels (which takes place in Lothal), he can be bought as a power-up and can be used in the bird side portions of any of the game's levels. Like all of the other characters, he has a bonus level in the Rewards Chapter that can be unlocked by racking up a certain amount of points while playing as him.
Though he is not a playable character in the theme, he still appears on the front cover of the episode.
Chuck actually has an ability based off his original in this game, an occasion that happens very rarely to any of the characters of the game. However, now he can fly to wherever the screen is tapped at extreme speed. He is extremely strong and should be used very wisely.
A slight disadvantage to his ability, however, is that he's not very strong once he loses his speed. By zipping quickly through structures, it also makes it hard to do total destruction, as at times the structure does not topple over and instead begins to clutter up because of the sudden space created.
Kanan also appears as a boss in the Pork Side portion of the theme.
|Locations||Many levels after Stunt|
Chuck appears as the very last character of the game to be introduced, appearing in Stunt as a boss to defeat. After the player unlocks Chuck in the game, he/she can use Chuck in any of the levels as he/she pleases. (provided that the player has enough energy)
Like all of the other characters of the game, Chuck uses a 3D model for the game. His appearance is based on his Toons animation style and has the same voice used in the series. Chuck is more versatile because of his newer 3D model, allowing him to be much more expressive.
Chuck also appeared as a limited edition version of the legendary racer Ayrton Senna, who was just a costumed version of Chuck.
Chuck is yet the fastest character in the entire game, surpassing the speed of Red, The Blues, or any other character whose ability is based on a boost. In the game, it may not seem as if Chuck is progressing that quickly when the player activates his ability but actually slows down the time, which is why it seems as if he is not progressing in speed.
In boss battles, he can leave wheel boosts behind for the player.
Since the update v2.0, Chuck is playable after the player receives at least one star in Campaign level 11, race 5.
Ayrton Senna's ability is just a slightly faster version of Chuck's. (he is no longer playable as of update v2.0)
Chuck appears in Angry Birds Epic as the second character to be introduced. Once Red frees Chuck from captivity by the pigs, he becomes one of the 5 playable characters in the story mode.
Chuck, like all of the other characters, can be upgraded and changed to the player's preference with the resources he/she has.
To see Chuck's stats, costumes, and abilities, see here.
Chuck appears in Angry Birds Transformers representing the characters Bumblebee (who is featured in his regular and high-octane counterparts) and Rodimus. Chuck appears often in promotional material for the game as well as trailers. He also received merchandising, which included Telepod toys that could be connected into the game.
Bumblebee's Description In-Game:
Being zapped by the EggSpark transformed more than just Chuck's body. He used to be ultra-competitive and desperately striving to prove his skills, but now he prefers to help others show their own powers.
Naturally, this change has confused the other Autobirds - they're just waiting for him to suddenly snap and do something crazy!
As one of the smallest scout Autobirds, Bumblebee often finds himself in trouble. He tries his best, but for some reason that he can't figure out, his habit of acting without thinking often gets him into tricky situations.
But don't worry - his bravery, smarts, and speed haven't let him down yet! He loves a good adventure.
Rodimus' Description In-Game:
Fast, headstrong and impatient, Rodimus is the perfect match to be mashed up with Chuck!
Rodimus can't stand to be in one place for too long, which is probably why it took the Autobots so long to find him! As soon as they located where he was, he'd moved on to smash pigs somewhere else!
At first glance, Rodimus might seem immature, but he's more than capable of stepping up to the plate and leading the Autobots if Optimus Prime is otherwise engaged. Life as a Prime is stressful though, so he's more than happy to let Optimus take the lead whenever he returns.
Bumblebee's Gameplay Description:
Bumblebee's weapon is rapid firing but low damage, making it great at taking out wooden tower blocks, but poor at tougher enemies and stone blocks. Best to transform and use his extreme speed to outrun bigger threats.
He's also great against flying and falling pigs, and at shooting down incoming missiles.
High Octane Bumblebee is a variant character, so completing events will earn much more coins but failing them will result in none.
Rodimus' Gameplay Description:
Rodimus' gun reflects his fiery personality. Great balls of fire are flung towards the target. These fireballs don't do much initial damage but will burn over time. Use this to your advantage - move onto the next target while the first is still burning!
Make sure to dodge whatever is being shot back! Things which are on fire can still be a threat.
Chuck first appeared in the game as a limited edition character and was only available for a short period of time. Here, he was an option as a playable character in all of the levels of the game.
Later on when the game was added onto the Angry Birds series rather than an attachment to Stella, the characters were changed (excluding Stella) to members of Red's flock. Chuck appears in the Piggy in the Middle levels of the game, replacing Dahlia.
In the Piggy in the Middle levels, the player must use bubbles to destroy the objects surrounding a pig in order to beat the level.
When Chuck was a limited edition character, his own special ability bubble was the Flash Pop, which popped all of the bubbles and objects in a column.
However, when he was introduced as a permanent character his ability was changed to replace Dahlia's, whose pop was the Color Pop. The Color Pop's ability is to pop all of the bubbles of the color that it touches.
Chuck appeared in Angry Birds Fight! as a main character. He was one of the 6 playable characters that the player could choose from. Other than being a playable character, Chuck also appears on the matching board as an icon.
Chuck appeared often in promotional material and trailers for the game.
Certain parts of the game are in computer animation, including the player's customizable characters. Chuck's animation is taken directly out of the Angry Birds Toons series.
Like all of the other characters, Chuck could be customized to the player's preference, with costumes and weapons that could be purchased with in-game currency.
As of August 1st, 2017, the game has been discontinued and removed from the Play and App stores, and the servers have since been shut down.
The game wouldn't include direct gameplay with the birds, but rather a tile-matching objective. Matching 3 of the bird's icons would pop the birds out, matching 4 of the icons would activate that specific bird's ability. If 4 of Chuck's icons were matched, he would create horizontal lines, stopping the opponent from matching.
At the end of the round, the two players would begin fighting, and the one that made the most points during the round would win the battle.
Chuck appears in Angry Birds 2 as a main and playable character of the game. Once Chuck is unlocked, the player receives his character card, which can be used in any of the levels.
The game uses computer animation for the birds and pigs, which had never happened before. (the games prior used set sprites for the birds when they were launched, idle, squawking, etc.) Chuck appears in his Angry Birds Toons animation style, as well as the same voice used in the series.
Chuck has the same ability to increase in speed that he has in the original game.
Chuck is much faster in this game, zipping by in a nearly straight line until he hits a structure. However, when his ability is activated he can still be affected by fans and other things that may alter his direction.
He is also much stronger when it comes to destroying wood, and can shred through entire wood structures with ease. However, he is still very weak when it comes to destroying glass and stone, at times not even managing to knock down smaller glass/stone structures due to this weakness.
When the player is aiming Chuck, wooden objects will be highlighted, indicating that that is the material Chuck is best at destroying.
Like all of the other characters, Chuck's card can be upgraded with feathers. He also has hats that can be purchased with black orbs. These factors along with the slingshot level affect his score multiplier.
Chuck appears in Angry Birds Action! as a main and playable character. He appeared for the very first time (in an Angry Birds game) in his movie animation style, which prominently includes his arms and legs.
He is the third character out of four in total to be unlocked.
The game is based on 3D animation, so Chuck along with all of the other characters use 3D character models.
The game is based off a puzzle-pinball genre, and there are certain objectives that each level that can have in order to complete the level.
The player uses Chuck by pointing him at a target and shooting, and Chuck will then hit and bounce off of targets until he runs out of speed.
Chuck is much faster than all of the other birds but is not as strong as the rest.
Like all of the other characters, as Chuck levels up he will receive special boosts. In his bronze stage, Chuck has the Time Freeze boost. In his silver stage, he has the Speed boost. In his gold stage, he receives an extra move.
Chuck appeared in Angry Birds Ace Fighter as a main and playable character. He appears in promotional material and trailers for the game.
Chuck's Description In-Game:
A bird of broad interests and insight. Indeed, some would even call him a true visionary. The problem is that there's so much going on in that bird brain of his that he has trouble focusing on one thing. He's liable to do something then instantly change his mind when thought it through.
Rovio announced that the game would be shutting down due to adjustment of structure platform, as well as an expired contract with Siamgame. On September 6th, 2016, the game was removed from the App and Play stores and recharge was turned off, making the game nearly impossible. On October 10th, the servers were shut down.
The game is based on a "shoot-em-up" style, with the player placed at the bottom of the screen as enemies fly down from above. Not much is known about Chuck's role specifically in the game. It is known that he was one of four playable characters, and could be paired with different kinds of planes.
Chuck appears in Angry Birds Blast! as a main character, but not a playable character. (as none of the characters are) He appears in promotional material and trailers for the game.
Every character has his/her own unique quest, and Chuck's is to "look for disciples". The player has to beat a level with a pink hatchling and a level with a purple hatchling on it to complete the quest.
Chuck appears in multiple parts of the game in his Angry Birds Toons animation style, but the Chucks encased inside of the balloons appear slightly different, taking on more exaggerated appearances.
The player's objective in the game is to pop 2 or more groupings of the same balloons. Multiple Chucks can be found in yellow colored balloons.
Other than this, there is not much direct gameplay with the birds. Unlike past installments of the series, the gameplay is left directly with the player, no birds are used with their unique abilities.
Chuck appeared in Angry Birds Holiday as a minor character, and had his own purchasable item that the player could unlock. (unlocking him as well in the process)
However, the game stopped development and was shut down as of December 31st, 2016.
The app was a building game, with Matilda guiding the player as he/she built a resort for tourist pigs to visit. There were items that could be unlocked with in-game currency, Chuck's item being the Animal Watch.
Not much is known about the gameplay otherwise, as the app was never given a worldwide release.
Chuck formerly only appeared as an event-exclusive character,but in recent updates he is the first bird to be unlocked,helps the player on the beggning and is important in the storyline.
There also are yellow birds that can be upgraded as the player progresses.
|First Appearance||Chuck Time|
|Locations||Many episodes after Chuck Time|
Chuck is featured as a main character in the Angry Birds Toons series, and makes multiple appearances in many of the episodes, sometimes the subject in his own. The series shows more depth to Chuck as a character and his interests other than what the games have shown us.
To see Chuck's involvement in the Toons series, see the episode listings below:
- List of Angry Birds Toons Episodes
- List of Angry Birds Toons Episodes/Season 2
- List of Angry Birds Toons Episodes/Season 3
Chuck appears in the Angry Birds Movie as a main character and is voiced by Josh Gad. He follows Red on his journey against the pigs after meeting him in an anger management class with Bomb. To see Chuck's involvement in the movie, see here.
- 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.
- Chuck is a little different in the bonus levels of Rocket Rumble in Angry Birds Rio. He has a big fire arrow hanging under his body and he wears pilot glasses. When he is launched, he starts to spin around while flying and he will fly very fast to the direction that his arrow is pointing at when the screen is tapped. The arrow wrecks everything it hits and will finally explode in the same way as normal firework does.