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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
===Name===
 
===Name===
Charlie is known as Nash in Japanese iterations. This is due to [[Capcom|Capcom USA]]'s failure to recognize Nash's name in the original ''[[Street Fighter II]]'' ending where his name was written as なっしゅ (Nasshu) due to the original's text style limited only to hiragana. In the English-scripted ending, [[Guile]] accuses [[M. Bison]] of killing his friend Charlie in Cambodia. In the Japanese version of the game, he makes no mentioning of Cambodia. However, his wife [[Julia]] (ユリア - "Yuria," translated as "Jane" in the English script) does mention Nash by name in the Japanese original.
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Charlie is known as Nash in Japanese iterations. This is due to Capcom USA's failure to recognize Nash's name in the original ''[[Street Fighter II]]'' ending where his name was written as なっしゅ (Nasshu) due to the original's text style limited only to hiragana. In the English-scripted ending, Guile accuses [[M. Bison]] of killing his friend Charlie in Cambodia. In the Japanese version of the game, he makes no mentioning of Cambodia. However, his wife Julia (ユリア - "Yuria," translated as "Jane" in the English script) does mention Nash by name in the Japanese original.
   
In the comic adaptation of ''[[Street Fighter (UDON)|Street Fighter]]'' by [[UDON]] as well as ''[[Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li|The Legend of Chun-Li]]'' film, Charlie's Japanese name is made into his surname, giving him the full name of Charlie Nash. This name was later canonized by Capcom, as seen on Charlie's dog tags in Guile's intro in ''[[Street Fighter IV]]''.
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In the comic adaptation of ''Street Fighter'' by [[Street Fighter (UDON)|UDON]] as well as ''[[Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li|The Legend of Chun-Li]]'' film, Charlie's Japanese name is made into his surname, giving him the full name of Charlie Nash. This name was later canonized by [[Capcom]], as seen on Charlie's dog tags in Guile's intro in ''[[Street Fighter IV]]''.
   
Although Charlie goes by his original name "Nash" in ''[[Street Fighter V]]'' in all regions, including the English-speaking territories, it should be noted that in his [[character story]], Guile is calling him by the name of "Charlie" multiple times in the English version. Furthermore his full name is said by [[C. Viper]] in [[M. Bison]]'s character story, as well as by [[Helen]] in ''[[A Shadow Falls]]'', in both the English and Japanese versions.
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Although Charlie goes by his original name "Nash" in ''[[Street Fighter V]]'' in all regions, including the English-speaking territories, it should be noted that in his prologue story, Guile is calling him by the name of "Charlie" multiple times in the English version. Furthermore his full name is said by [[C. Viper]] in [[M. Bison]]'s prologue story, as well as by [[Helen]] in the cinematic story, in both the English and Japanese versions.
   
 
===Appearance===
 
===Appearance===
Due to Charlie's integral role as a character in Guile's backstory, many ''[[Street Fighter series|Street Fighter]]'' adaptations produced prior to the release of ''[[Street Fighter Alpha series|Street Fighter Alpha]]'' featured various depictions of Charlie.
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Due to Charlie's integral role as a character in [[Guile]]'s backstory, many ''[[Street Fighter series|Street Fighter]]'' adaptations produced prior to the release of ''[[Street Fighter Alpha series|Street Fighter Alpha]]'' featured various depictions of Charlie.
   
 
Charlie wears green cargo pants with boots of the same color and an orange flak vest. He has glasses, which he takes off before a fight, and an exaggerated hairstyle consisting of a large forelock of blond hair. The glasses are not necessary for him to see, and appear to be purely cosmetic. He has his classic outfit as an alternate costume in ''[[Street Fighter V]]''.
 
Charlie wears green cargo pants with boots of the same color and an orange flak vest. He has glasses, which he takes off before a fight, and an exaggerated hairstyle consisting of a large forelock of blond hair. The glasses are not necessary for him to see, and appear to be purely cosmetic. He has his classic outfit as an alternate costume in ''[[Street Fighter V]]''.
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In ''[[Cannon Spike (video game)|Cannon Spike]]'', Charlie's flak vest is yellow, he has a black sleeveless undershirt within his jacket, his cargo pants are dark green and he wears a different shades of green combat boots.
 
In ''[[Cannon Spike (video game)|Cannon Spike]]'', Charlie's flak vest is yellow, he has a black sleeveless undershirt within his jacket, his cargo pants are dark green and he wears a different shades of green combat boots.
   
Charlie retains a similar outfit for his return in ''Street Fighter V''; however, his body appears to have been patched back together, as it is covered in grotesque staples, and patches of his skin are discolored, implying he has had numerous skin grafts since his mission in ''[[Street Fighter Alpha 3]]'', or rather, since his death in ''[[Street Fighter Alpha 2]]''. His hair is now platinum blonde and his right forearm and hand, right shoulder, and the front-right portion of his skull including his eye, are crudely replaced and stapled up with transplanted dark-skinned body parts. These are implied to come from Eleven, one of the Illuminati's failed mimicry experiments. Another curious feature includes the green gem embedded in his forehead, which is similar to the ones implanted in [[Gill]]'s and [[Urien]]'s foreheads which it was casted upon by [[Kolin]] to keep himself alive. His flak vest and cargo pants are brown while his combat boots are light green. The upper outlines and the collar of his flak vest is golden yellow.
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Charlie retains a similar outfit for his return in ''Street Fighter V''; however, his body appears to have been patched back together, as it is covered in grotesque staples, and patches of his skin are discolored, implying he has had numerous skin grafts since his mission in ''[[Street Fighter Alpha 3]]'', or rather, since his death in ''[[Street Fighter Alpha 2]]''. His hair is now platinum blonde and his right forearm and hand, right shoulder, and the front-right portion of his skull including his eye, are crudely replaced and stapled up with transplanted dark-skinned body parts. These are implied to come from Eleven, one of the Illuminati's failed mimicry experiments. Another curious feature includes the green gem embedded in his forehead, which is similar to the ones implanted in [[Gill]]'s and [[Urien]]'s foreheads which it was casted upon by [[Kolin|Helen]] to keep himself alive. His flak vest and cargo pants are brown while his combat boots are light green. The upper outlines and the collar of his flak vest is golden yellow.
   
 
Charlie's premium outfit resembles his original concept art, which was refered to as "assassin".
 
Charlie's premium outfit resembles his original concept art, which was refered to as "assassin".
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Despite his ruthless personality, however, he still has his calmer side from before, his encounter with [[Ryu]] and remembering Chun-Li, Guile and Cammy being two examples. This is also more apparent in ''A Shadow Falls'' after he fails to kill Bison. When Rashid mentions his missing friend, Charlie is shocked by his words, having retained his conscience and realizing that his friends need him. This restores his calmer side, which is finally shown after he is rescued by Guile, the two work together to restrain the [[Psycho Power]]-consumed [[Abel]], and the former gives him back his dog tag to rekindle their friendship.
 
Despite his ruthless personality, however, he still has his calmer side from before, his encounter with [[Ryu]] and remembering Chun-Li, Guile and Cammy being two examples. This is also more apparent in ''A Shadow Falls'' after he fails to kill Bison. When Rashid mentions his missing friend, Charlie is shocked by his words, having retained his conscience and realizing that his friends need him. This restores his calmer side, which is finally shown after he is rescued by Guile, the two work together to restrain the [[Psycho Power]]-consumed [[Abel]], and the former gives him back his dog tag to rekindle their friendship.
   
It may be thought that the reason for his obvious personality change in ''Street Fighter V'' comes from his resurrection, making him akin to a revenant zombie. This is hinted at by the "Paradoxical Avenger" title in his biography card in official ''SFV'' social media material. However, information in both the character story and ''A Shadow Falls'' may tell a different story: that he'd reached this heated state of mind entirely on his own as a result of everything else that had happened.
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It may be thought that the reason for his obvious personality change in ''Street Fighter V'' comes from his resurrection, making him akin to a revenant zombie. This is hinted at by the "Paradoxical Avenger" title in his biography card in official ''SFV'' social media material. However, information in both the prologue and cinematic story modes may tell a different story: that he'd reached this heated state of mind entirely on his own as a result of everything else that had happened.
   
Going by his character story, he had rushed to engage M. Bison at the waterfall despite not being medically cleared for duty. After said fight resulted in his betrayal, mutilating fall, certain death, and resurfacing with his new body, he soon discovered that the military had long written him off as dead. Furthermore, as teased by the CGI opening intro and character story, and ultimately confirmed by the full cinematic story, he was actually physically dead and his resurrected body would not last very long. Rather than zombie-like tunnel vision, it's very likely that his ruthless single-target personality came naturally: his hatred for M. Bison was already boiling over to the point he was losing his cool even before being betrayed by his own men, said hatred was most likely exacerbated as well as mixed in with paranoia following his betrayal, and the knowledge that his resurrected body was living on borrowed time left him in a rush to complete his mission and kill Bison as soon as possible at the expense of all other priorities. The paranoia and hatred was somehow soothed however by the presence of his friends that he once tried to shove off and threatened.
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Going by his prologue, he had rushed to engage M. Bison at the waterfall despite not being medically cleared for duty. After said fight resulted in his betrayal, mutilating fall, certain death, and resurfacing with his new body, he soon discovered that the military had long written him off as dead. Furthermore, as teased by the CGI opening intro and prologue story and ultimately confirmed by the full cinematic story, he was actually physically dead and his resurrected body would not last very long. Rather than zombie-like tunnel vision, it's very likely that his ruthless single-target personality came naturally: his hatred for M. Bison was already boiling over to the point he was losing his cool even before being betrayed by his own men, said hatred was most likely exacerbated as well as mixed in with paranoia following his betrayal, and the knowledge that his resurrected body was living on borrowed time left him in a rush to complete his mission and kill Bison as soon as possible at the expense of all other priorities. The paranoia and hatred was somehow soothed however by the presence of his friends that he once tried to shove off and threatened.
   
 
Of special note however, is that his special winquotes are less threatening to more recent characters than the original cast, perhaps reflecting his eventual calming down in the series.
 
Of special note however, is that his special winquotes are less threatening to more recent characters than the original cast, perhaps reflecting his eventual calming down in the series.
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