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Hi. I'm Chucky. Wanna play?
~ Chucky's famous catchphrase.
I'm gonna get you for it! I'm gonna get you! One of me is gonna get you! NO MATTER WHAT!!
~ Chucky's villainous breakdown when learned Tiffany is the mastermind who send Detective Mike Norris.

Charles Lee "Chucky" Ray, also known as The Lakeshore Strangler, is the titular main antagonist of the Child's Play film series and its 2021 live-action TV series of the same name.

He is manipulative and diabolical child-murdering doll who is Tiffany's ex-husband, Glen and Glenda's father, and both Andy Barclay and Jake Wheeler's arch-nemesis and former "best friend".

He is portrayed by Brad Dourif. As a young child, he was portrayed by David Kohlsmith, as a teenager, he was portrayed by Tyler Barish, and as a young adult, he was portrayed by Brad's daughter Fiona Dourif.

History

This section is too long. Visit here for more details: Chucky's Synopsis on the Villains Wiki.

Characteristics

Personality

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 who takes pleasure in killing. 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.

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.

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.

Chucky also possesses a sarcastic and manipulative wit and also blurts insults at the most random of times, usually for the comedic measures. 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 kills 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.

Powers and Weaknesses

Powers

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, seemingly nothing can actually stop Chucky permanently, thus Chucky can be considered immortal. While Chucky can indeed be harmed and killed, it never lasts as Chucky always seems able to find some way to come back (even though 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.

Weaknesses

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. Therefore, those who are stronger than him or can adapt to his small size could prove to be his match.

What Makes Him Pure Evil?

In General

  • Despite having a lot of comedic moments, they don't detract from his crimes and murders or make him less evil. In fact, most of them show more of how truly vile and sadistic he is.
  • He has killed countless people all in brutal ways for sadistic pleasure and/or to toy with his other victims.
  • While many of his victims were jerks, this doesn't fully justify killing them, and he has killed plenty of innocent people.
  • Due to the fact that he always comes back everytime he dies, he technically gets away with all his crimes (Though he was brutally tortured and mutilated by Andy for 5 years).
  • During his relationship with Tiffany, he held no genuine love for her as he constantly abused her, saw her as nothing more than a killing partner and someone he can have sex with and has shown to be perfectly willing to get rid of her whenever she does anything that angers him without a shred of remorse.

Background

  • Killed his mother after she hid with him in a closet to escape from the Hackensack Slasher, who had broken into his house and gutted his father, in his own birthday, admiring what the killer did to his father and wanting to aid him, earning him the Hackensack Slasher's respect.
  • Murdered the janitor of the orphanage he was sent to live at, just because the janitor carelessly ruined his only pair of shoes because he accidentally brought mud to the floor, and showed his corpse to three boys he was playing with, scaring two of them.
  • During his young adulthood, he picked up a blonde exotic dancer named Delilah and a redhead exotic dancer named Tiffany Valentine. While seeing how they made out, he tried to stab Tiffany, but because she urged him to do so whereas Delilah was horrified, he opted to stab Delilah to death instead and let Tiffany join him in stabbing her co-worker.
  • He also murdered Tiffany's mother for no apparent reason, if Tiffany is to be believed.
  • Murdered numerous people in the past, earning him the name "The Lakeshore Strangler".
  • He kidnapped and abused Sarah Pierce after murdering her husband and stabbed her pregnant stomach for calling the police on him (though the one who called was actually Tiffany), which led to her daughter Nica being paralyzed from the waist down upon her birth.

Child's Play

  • He psychologically tormented, traumatized, and manipulated a young Andy Barclay, destroying his entire childhood in the process, as a way to take over his body and effectively kill him.
  • He killed Maggie Peterson and framed Andy for it.
  • He blew up the house of his own partner, Eddie Caputo, with him inside for leaving him behind on the night he was killed even though they were friends since their days at the orphanage. Though reasonable as Eddie betrayed him and left him for dead.
  • He killed John, the one who taught him voodoo by torturing him with a voodoo doll of himself and stabbing him in the chest even after he told him what he wanted to know.
  • He attempt to strangle Detective Mike Norris for killing his human body.
  • He fried Dr. Admore to death with a mechanical device while Andy tried to warn Admore about Chucky.

Child's Play 2

  • It's revealed that he caused Andy to be separated from his mother and put into multiple foster homes due to people not believing him that Chucky was alive.
  • Lies to the police by saying he's Andy's uncle as a way to find and kill him.
  • Sadistically toyed with Mattson before suffocating him with a plastic bag.
  • Killed Andy's teacher, Ms. Kettlewell, by stabbing her in the stomach and smacking her with a ruler until she died. However, it is hard to feel any sympathy for Ms Kettlewell because of how mean she was to Andy Barklay.
  • He killed Andy's new/Kyle's family in front of them.
  • He blackmailed Andy into going to the doll factory his current body was made in and allowing him to transfer his soul into Andy's body by threatening to slit his throat.
  • He has absolutely no problem at all trying to kill Andy once he realized it was too late to transfer his soul into him.
  • Randomly murdered a factory technician at the Good Guy factory.

Child's Play 3

  • He gleefully murders Mr. Sullivan after toying and tormenting him.
  • Attempted to possess the body of Ronald Tyler, eventually threatening the child at gun and knifepoint.
  • Gruesomely killed a garbage man who attempted to save him by trapping and crushing him in a trash compactor.
  • Sabotages the military school's annual war games by swapping paintballs with bullets simply to enjoy the chaos.
  • Throws a grenade at a group of teenagers, forcing Whitehurst to sacrifice his life by jumping on the grenade and save them all.

Bride of Chucky

  • Brutally killed Damien by tearing out his lip piecing and smothering him with a pillow for joking about his size.
  • Delighted himself when his wife Tiffany reacted horrified at her transformation into a doll after he killed her human body to get back at her for locking him in a playpen even though he never cared for her affection.
  • He frequently abused and mistreated Tiffany and saw her love for him as a joke, and eventually kills her in the final confrontation.

Seed of Chucky

  • Intended to turn his innocent-minded son Glen into a serial killer just like him.
  • Kills Brittany Spears by ramming her off the road just for cutting him off.
  • Brutally killed four people while forcing Glen to tag along with him, greatly traumatizing him.
  • Attempted to fondle Jennifer Tilly when she was tied down to a bed, only stopping because Tiffany walked in on him.
  • He decided he rather remain a killer doll then have a life of fame and luxury in Hollywood with his wife Tiffany in Jennifer Tilly's body showing how much he loves killing.
  • He murders Tiffany(In her doll form) as revenge for her leaving him.
  • He attempted to kill Glen after he attacked him in retaliation for him seemingly killing Tiffany.

Curse of Chucky

  • He tracked down Sarah and murdered her as vengeance for calling the police on him, and eventually kills her entire family and frames Nica.
  • Poisons Father Frank with rat poison, resulting in him and two other people being killed in a violent car crash.
  • He successfully transferred his soul into young Alice after suffocating her grandmother to death.

Cult of Chucky

  • It is revealed that after he possessed Alice, he used her to murder more people, eventually resulting in Alice being killed when one of the victims defended themselves, and showed no remorse for getting her killed.
  • Murders nearly all of the patients and staff within a mental hospital after splitting his soul into multiple Good Guy dolls.
  • Successfully takes over Nica Pierce's body, seemingly killing her in the process.
  • He leaves Andy to be trapped in at the asylum while also mocking him, possibly to be framed for his newest killing spree.

Chucky

  • Killed Jake Wheeler's cat simply for annoying him.
  • Murdered Jake Wheeler's father Lucas by vomiting alcohol on him while he was making some reparations, electrocuting him to death.
  • Gave an apple containing a razor blade to a hapless woman just to give her a "treat" during Halloween Night, injuring her mouth.
  • Plots to manipulate Jake into committing murder and make him a killer just like himself, pleading him to kill Lexy Cross, his bully.
  • Killed Oliver due to mistaking him for Lexy Cross even though he realized after first stabbing him that he wasn't Cross.
  • Burned down Lexy Cross' house, sending many teens, like Junior and Devon, and also Lexy's 8 years old sister, to the hospital.
  • He push Bree Wheeler to her death leading her husband and son believe that she committed suicide.
  • He killed Devon's mother, the police detetive, just in front of him, by throwing her by the stairs.
  • After killing the police detective, he deliberately takes Caroline off life support when she was rendered comatose because of him.
  • He beheaded the school headmaster and made the entire city see her decapitated and her head rolling off.
  • He made Junior kill his own father.
  • After learning his wife, Tiffany, is the mastermind who send his location to Detective Mike Norris at Chicago, he swore that he will kill Tiffany for what she has done to him.
  • Chucky kills Junior, though he also killed him.
  • Chucky tries to kill Jake, only for him to choke Chucky to death.

Trivia

  • In the run-up to his eponymous television show, Child's Play creator Don Mancini commented that Chucky accepted Glen's gender fluidity in Seed of Chucky, and this seems to be shown in the show's first episode, where Chucky tells Jake Wheeler that he supports his homosexuality due to his experiences with Glen. However, although Chucky did accept Glen's gender fluidity by calling him "multi-talented", seemingly presenting a redeeming quality, this was undone by him attempting to attack (and possibly kill) Glen at the end of Seed of Chucky, thus throwing away the potential redeeming quality.
    • Another potential redeeming quality could have been his disgust in towards Dr. Foley in Cult of Chucky when he realizes that Foley hypnotizes Nica to molest her, complaining that people call him sick and wondering if he should kill Foley or just take notes of his deeds. However, this is rather an example of Chucky's hypocrisy, considering that he has exhibited signs of being a sexual predator and tried to grope Jennifer Tilly in Seed of Chucky.
    • There's also the fact that he may have loved Tiffany before her betrayal but as he killed her twice it is unlikely that he loved her enough to disqualify him from being Pure Evil. Not to mention, Chucky was extremely abusive to Tiffiany during their relationship, even expressing disgust for love in general in Bride of Chucky.
  • The 2019 remake incarnation of Chucky doesn't count as Pure Evil given that such version is a robotic doll who was programmed to be evil since it was assembled, causing moral agency issues, as well as genuinely caring for Andy.

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