Mister Chuckles, also known as Charlie Kain, or Charlie Chuckles, was a street performer and clown who had spent years analyzing the science behind laughter. Despite stellar street performances, he would be unsuccessful in garnering such reactions and later deemed a failure. Lacking success, Mister Chuckles resorted to villainy and chaotic acts of violence. Now a criminal super-villain, Chuckles misdeeds would become legendary. Ultimately, this would lead Mister Chuckles to encounter a mysterious figure known as Sable, a crime-fighting detective who solves many of Chuckle's crimes. Chuckles is a master of misdirection and has a mask that covers his disfigured face.
Mister Chuckles is a Boom! Studios published character that first appears in the 2012 series Deathmatch, appearing in its debut issue Deathmatch #2. Mister Chuckles is designed and created by writer Paul Jenkins and artists Carlos Magno and Michael Garland, writers and artists of the series. Mister Chuckles is a pastiche and parallel to DC comics Joker character and many other characters that use black humor and comedy alongside committing horrid acts of violence and notoriety. This is most likely intentional given the nature and idea of Deathmatch.
Mister Chuckles is a nefarious character. His portrayal is akin and an alternative version of the publicly acknowledged crazed clown, the Joker, in the DC comics. Mister Chuckles serves as a counterpart and main foil to Sable. There is no occurrence of character development other than Chuckles "letting" Sable win the game. In the end, it seems that either one of them could have killed the other. Yet, their bond is a sort of compulsive need, a yin and yang relationship.
Major Story Arcs
Mister Chuckles finds himself locked and imprisoned within an unknown and mysterious super structure along with 32 other individuals, a combination of superheroes and super villains, some allies and one of his biggest nemesis, the mysterious crime fighter Sable. All the individuals are clueless and confused to their newfound circumstance, with power and memory tampering an issue and powerful light based guards restricting hostile interaction save for the death matches. The forced one on one lethal death matches that all the participated are being forced to take a part in. The first death match is between Dragonfly and Apex. with more death matches quick to follow, Dog 54-Alpha and George Truman, with Truman the victor, Omni-Engine killing Supercollider, Sol Invictus killing Replic 8. Mister Chuckle's nemesis Sable approaches the clown during the frequent breaks between the death matches. She would insist he convince her this wasn't all his doing or game. She would threaten him with dismemberment if he was the cause of this senseless violence, with Chuckles insisting that it was beyond his means. Sable would continue to threaten him with violence with Chuckles removing his mask to reveal a scarred visage and pointing out that he likes dogs, and that he saw Dog 54-Alpha put to death. Talk of a temporarily alliance was mentioned but dismissed, both Sable and Chuckles aware they would eventually put against each other, Chuckles making sure to tell Sable he knows he is going to enjoy killing her. Sable would report back to the rest of the heroes explaining that it wasn't Chuckles.
Powers and Abilities
Mister Chuckles possesses no superhuman abilities or powers, but in spite of that is one of the most feared and dangerous people on the planet, due to a combination of his extreme patience, greater than average intelligence and a gifted ability to manipulate. Although many believe that Mister Chuckles is clinically insane and recklessly deranged, the reality is Mister Chuckle's is a master planner who takes many precautions and measures to execute his crimes. Sometimes the clowns plans and machinations would take place over several years. Most recently Mister Chuckles has started to use technology and the prevalence of social media and social sharing to accommodate his plans, seeing it as another tool in his arsenal to inflict terrorism across the globe and commit further crimes. Chuckles can also use many different types of weapons and disguises to various effect.