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|“||Hi. I'm Chucky. Wanna play?||„|
|~ Chucky's famous catchphrase.|
|“||I'm f-cking infamous! I'm one of the most notorious slashers in history, and I don't wanna give that up. I am Chucky, the killer doll, and I dig it!||„|
|“||Ade Due Damballa! Give me the power, I beg of you!||„|
|~ Chucky using the Damballa Chant to call the voodoo god Damballa.|
Charles Lee "Chucky" Ray, also known as The Lakeshore Strangler, is the titular main antagonist of the Child's Play franchise. He is Tiffany's husband, Glen and Glenda's father, and Andy Barclay's arch-nemesis and former "best friend".
He was voiced by Brad Dourif, who also portrayed his human form. Dourif has also played other villainous roles such as Jack Dante in Death Machine, Gríma Wormtongue in the The Lord of the Rings film franchise, The Gemini Killer in The Exorcist III: Legion, Mathias in Fading of the Cries, Deputy Sheriff Clinton Pell in Mississippi Burning and Zoso in the ABC television series Once Upon A Time.
Chucky is the walking and talking textbook example of a complete and utter psychopath. With a complete inability to feel guilt or remorse, Chucky is a sadistic, egotistical, temperamental and foul-mouthed individual. He also holds strong grudges against his foes and never forgets when someone has crossed him. He is a relentless hunter of victims, but if the hunting of a certain victim is slow going, he will divert his attention and kill others, sometimes if they threaten to expose him, or sometimes just for fun.
In fact, he is shown to be extremely proud of the fact that he is a very destructive and homicidal murderer and killing seems to be his livelihood, as far as he was distraught when his son, Glen did not want to kill people and did whatever he could to corrupt him.
Chucky also has a problematic relationship with all women in general. The most prominent one is with Tiffany Valentine, who was his one-time girlfriend and later became his wife. Chucky claims he wanted an occasion to fling with her as he fell in love with Sarah. Chucky went as far as to murder Sarah's husband, so that he can have Sarah and her daughters as his family but he began to despise her for calling the police on him and killed her in revenge years later.
Despite Tiffany's years of devotion to Chucky, he never fully appreciated her and even killed her to transfer her soul into a doll to punish her for refusing to help him find a human host after he refused to marry her. Eventually, Chucky exhibited signs he does care for Tiffany much more than he lets on and actually apologized to her for "everything". Chucky admits that he does love Tiffany due to their mutual love for murder and declares her as his wife and convinces her to have sex with him while in doll form.
However, their violent natures come into conflict with each other frequently to where they try to kill the other. They still forgive each other and rekindle their relationship regardless. Although he tortures Nica by killing her family and frames her for the murders, Chucky never intended to kill her because he sought to torture her more so by possessing her body, to the point he saved her from committing suicide. Despite all of this, Chucky's love for Tiffany isn't migating as he still abuses her and never shows any real affection towards her.
Chucky's relationship with his children is dysfunctional and mixed with awkwardness. When he learns that he is a father, Chucky faints in shock and is shocked furthermore when he sees that his child has no genitals. However, Chucky accepts his child without hesitation and declares it to be a boy, whom he names Glen. He eagerly tries to teach Glen how to kill and is dismayed when Glen has no interest in it. Chucky had little to no interest in having a daughter but when he finds out Glen has a twin sister, Glenda, Chucky was more shocked by her ruthlessness that was more than his own despite also enjoying being a heartless killer.
Chucky also possesses a sarcastic and manipulative wit and also blurts insults at the most random of times, usually for comedic measure. Apart from this, Chucky has a sexual and voluptuous fetish for monsters, being unimpressed with pictures of normal women and had to look at images from Fangoria in order to get his rocks off. However, Chucky does possess some form of morals, he has no problem with murder but is disgusted with any form of rape and sexual abuse, as he decides to kill Dr. Foley for assaulting Nica and called him diabolical (although this is a somewhat hypocritical statement, as Chucky himself has exhibited signs of being a sexual predator as well, such as when he attempted to grope Jennifer Tilly in Seed of Chucky). He even avenged Nica for her abuse with "This is for Nica" by brutally crushing her doctor's head.
Chucky also has a sense of sexism. He angrily remarks on Kyle's driving skills by saying "You Godd**n women drivers!". He also doesn't hold much regard for Tiffany and has made other rude and opprobrious remarks towards other females throughout the series, even upon seeing his offspring's lack of genitals, he defiantly referred to him as a son. He is also politically incorrect and disagreeable, as the idea of a gender fluid child made him feel very uncomfortable.
Overall, people consider Chucky to be one of the vilest serial killers and for good reason. Not only does he take sadistic pleasure in murdering others, but he lacks any redeeming traits that stick. Even when the series became more comedic, he retained his lack of regard for anything other than his own blood lust and shedded any compassion he had towards his family.
Throughout the series, Chucky has gone through changes to his appearance. As Charles Lee Ray, he is tall and somewhat slender. He also has long brown hair and blue eyes. When becoming a doll, Chucky is about 2'5", has red hair, blue eyes and freckles. His attire is a red, green and blue striped shirt with blue overalls with the "Good Guy" logo on the front.
In the first 3 films as a doll, Chucky's appearance stays consistent although some minor changes were seen. In the first film, as Chucky stays in the doll longer, he starts to develop human like physical traits, with bushy eyebrows and a receding hairline. At the films climax, Chucky gets burned alive, resulting in his skin turning into a dark black, most of his hair missing, and his lips are burned off. His endoskeleton is also shown in his fingers. In Child's Play 2, Chucky loses his hand while chasing Andy and his foster sister Kyle, and then painfully inserting a knife into where his hand was. In Child's Play 3 at the movies climax, Chucky gets half his face sliced off by reaper prop scythe, revealing the muscle under his skin.
However in Bride of Chucky, Chucky has a major physical change. After his ex-girlfriend later wife Tiffany fixed and stitched him up after he got sliced up in Child's Play 3, his face has large scars, which would be his most iconic look. His eyelids on his right eye are bloodied, and a piece of metal from his head is showing. His clothing is tattered and also has some blood on it. In Seed of Chucky, Chucky's hair is brighter, and also appears to be longer.
In Curse of Chucky, Chucky's appearance is once again altered. His hair has a darker shade of red, though this time it's straightened, his overalls are darkened and his skin is paler. His most noticeable change is that Chucky's scars are now absent, though later in the movie Chucky reveals that they were covered up by fake skin, which is removed.
Cult of Chucky also alters his look. The original Chucky is missing a chunk of his right side of his face from being shot by Andy with a shotgun, and Andy chained his head to a board. Unbeknownst to Andy, Chucky has used a voodoo spell so he could awaken more Good Guy dolls he could be in. These Good Guy dolls appear chubbier, and have wider necks. One doll has a singed hand from it being burned by Dr. Foley. Another is missing an arm and a shoe and is dirtied from being nearly buried. A 3rd has a buzz-cut like haircut, possibly referencing Sergeant Botnick from Child's Play 3, which Chucky hates.
- Main article: Chucky (Child's Play 2019)
Ready Player One
Chucky makes a cameo appearance as an item in the 2018 film Ready Player One. He is given to Parzival, who throws him at a Sixer, with the Sixer exclaiming "It's f***ing Chucky!", who then stabs several of their avatars to death while giving his trademark maniacal laugh.
- 77. Chucky mentions Tiffany having an annoying sister, implying that he killed her as well.
- 78. It's possible that Chucky killed both the man and woman for their R.V.
- 79. One may possibly count both Tiffany's deaths as two separate kills.
- 80. Glen: Possibly strangled to death.
- 81. Alice's grandmother: Asphyxiated with a bag. It is unknown if she survived though Cult of Chucky implies she didn't.
- 81+. It is possible Chucky used Alice to kill people before an attempted victim killed her.
- Child's Play: Shot in the chest by Detective Mike Norris. (human body)
- Child's Play: Shot in the heart by Detective Mike Norris.
- Child's Play 2: Forced an air tube in his mouth by Kyle making his head explode and thus leading to his death.
- Child's Play 3: Thrown off from the fake mountain of skulls by Andy and into the giant fan at the bottom, where he was sliced to death.
- Bride of Chucky: Shot several times by Jade.
- Seed of Chucky: Chopped off to death by Glen.
- Cult of Chucky: Shot five times in the head and stomped to death by Andy. (Short-Haired Chucky only)
Powers, Abilities, and Weaknesses
Despite his small size and structure, Chucky has the strength and speed of a full grown human adult. He is able to easily restrain and kill people over three times his size with little to no difficulty. He can also wield many varying types of weaponry with no problem at all. Chucky is also very intelligent, capable of planning out complex traps, scenarios, and escaping from many situations. Chucky also knows Voodoo Magic and Techniques taught to him by John Bishop (before becoming a doll and before John knew he was evil). Perhaps Chucky's most dangerous power of all is his ability to cheat at death, as seemingly nothing can actually stop him permanently, thus Chucky can be considered immortal. While Chucky can indeed be harmed and killed, it never lasts as he always seems able to find some way to come back (even through outside help). Chucky seems to have great accuracy also; for instance, he's able to throw his knife from considerable distances and is able to hit his target almost completely on point. In Cult of Chucky, he gains the ability to possess multiple bodies, including multiple Chucky dolls. As a doll, Chucky has the natural ability to pose as a regular doll, and in addition to that, he can also talk in a child-like voice.
Chucky isn't without his flaws, as he is known to be very impatient and rather arrogant. Chucky's Voodoo abilities only work under specific circumstances and have requirements for them to work. Despite being a doll, he has spent so long in his doll body that he has turned anatomically human. Chucky can also bleed and feel pain just like a normal human and can be easily overpowered, due to be around the same height as a young child. Therefore, those who are stronger than him or can adapt to his small size could prove to be his match.
Furthermore, Chucky also seems to not realize that he has made a lot of enemies over the years, not limiting to Andy and he always underestimates his former victims, who escape his murder attempt. This fact makes him foolishly let Andy alive at the end of Cult of Chucky, instead of killing Andy for good, thinking Andy cannot give him trouble. As the result, it is highly possible that his arrogance would eventually lead to his downfall if all his victims band together to finish him off for good.
- During Child's Play, Brad Dourif was performing Chucky being burnt by fire when his daughter Fiona, then 6 years old, came into the recording room. Hearing her father's acting of screaming in agony, she rushed out of the room very shocked and frightened. Brad had to stop his session to calm his daughter down.
- Given the fact that the killed 80+ people (assuming that he killed many more after taking control of Alice's body), Chucky has one of the highest body counts of all of the slashers.
- Chucky made a cameo appearance in 2017 anime TV series called Love Tyrant.
- A tie-in novelization to the film was later written by Matthew J. Costello. The author added in some of his own plot scenes exclusive to the novel such as going deeper into Chucky's past. Chucky is characterized to have an absent father and his abusive mother being a dwarf. Chucky got teased a lot because of this and later strangled his mother to death. Also, Chucky was put in special classes when he was younger.