"You meet someone for the first time and the first thing you do is call them 'hideous'?! Now, listen! What I find truly hideous in this world is those who judge others by their appearances."
Charlotte Chuhlhourne (シャルロッテ・クールホーン, Sharurotte Kūruhōn) was the 20th Arrancar in Sōsuke Aizen's army and one of Baraggan Louisenbairn's six Fracción prior to being killed by Yumichika Ayasegawa and later resurrected by Mayuri Kurotsuchi.
Charlotte is a large, bulky, and muscular Arrancar. His mannerisms and dress style border on those of a stereotypical drag queen. He has long, wavy black hair, large glossy lips, icy blue eyes, and curly long eyelashes. While his Hollow hole is not visible, his Hollow mask remnants resemble a small tiara with horns, and his Arrancar outfit is customized with feminine motifs. He has a large amount of pubic hair when not released.
Charlotte believes beauty is derived from a person's heart and personality, leading the first part of his battle with Yumichika Ayasegawa to be little more than the two shouting insults at each other. He is very vain and flamboyant, believing himself to be the "most beautiful being in all creation", and refers to himself as "princess". Despite his initial childish and goofy attitude, he is more serious in battle. Like his fellow Fracción, he holds his master, Baraggan Louisenbairn, in high regard, referring to him as "his majesty". Charlotte has the odd habit of giving his attacks very long names, believing himself to be talented at naming things. He holds his hair in great regard, only releasing his Zanpakutō when Yumichika ruins it. Despite this, just before his death, he displays respect for Yumichika for hiding his Zanpakutō's true power despite being cornered during his fight.
Fake Karakura Town arc
Along with Baraggan Louisenbairn and the rest of his Fracción, Charlotte arrives in the fake Karakura Town to do battle with the Gotei 13. When Sōsuke Aizen, Gin Ichimaru, and Kaname Tōsen are trapped by Captain-Commander Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto's Shikai, Baraggan, having Charlotte and the rest of his Fracción pull out a throne for him to sit upon, decides to take command.
After discovering the four pillars which keep the real Karakura Town in Soul Society and having four Hollows sent by Findorr Calius to destroy them killed, Baraggan sends a member of his Fracción, including Charlotte, to each pillar to destroy them, stating if they are going to guard them using "ants", he will just have to send "dragons" to crush them. Charlotte is sent to fight Yumichika Ayasegawa. Upon arriving, Charlotte, introducing himself, notices Yumichika is not looking at him. When he tries to get his attention, Yumichika states he does not look at ugly things, prompting Charlotte to slap him. When Yumichika demands to know what he is doing, Charlotte, asking him how he could look at a stranger and call them ugly, states judging people by appearances is ugly. When Yumichika continues to refuse to look at him, Charlotte, drawing his Zanpakutō, clashes with Yumichika, telling him to look at him because he was saying something important.
As the two continue to clash, they repeatedly tell each other to break. After Charlotte tells Yumichika to break like his heart and the two separate, Yumichika states this does not make any sense, prompting Charlotte to point out Yumichika had told him to break like his nose, which angers him. As they clash again, Charlotte tells Yumichika those who call other ugly are the actual ugly ones, leading Yumichika to point out how Charlotte had called him ugly three times already. Noting talking will not get them anywhere, Charlotte proclaims whoever dies is the ugly one. When Yumichika, agreeing with this, states this will allow him to prove he is more beautiful and powerful, Charlotte, stating him never shutting up makes him happy, decides to get serious. Performing an attack with an exceedingly long name, Charlotte, sending Yumichika crashing down into the trees below, wonders if he overdid it. After Yumichika reappears behind him, Charlotte, stating he is glad he is alright, proclaims he expects nothing less of his rival. When Yumichika states he does not care what someone with such a strange hairstyle thinks of him, Charlotte, realizing Yumichika cut off part of his hair, states he will not forgive him and releases his Zanpakutō, Reina de Rosas.
As Yumichika tries to restrain his laughter, Charlotte, going over the physical details of his Resurrección, tells Yumichika to stop laughing. Stating Yumichika is unable to comprehend his beauty, Charlotte says he will forgive him, for being unable to appreciate beauty is not a crime, but something to be pitied. Stating living like this is nothing short of agony, Charlotte proclaims he, as the most beautiful person in all of creation, must end Yumichika's life. Telling him to accept his killing blow, Charlotte fires a Cero with an exceedingly long name. As he and Yumichika
continue to fight, Yumichika, stating it is not over, releases Fuji Kujaku. Stating it does not matter if he has more blades, Charlotte, headbutting Yumichika, holds him up by the throat and says since he is the princess, if he says it is over, it is over. As darkness covers them, a white flower forms above them. When Yumichika asks what this is, Charlotte, explaining the effect of Rosa Blanca, states no one will see Yumichika die. Thanking him, Yumichika releases Ruri'iro Kujaku. Vines constrict Charlotte, who asks what is happening. Explaining what Ruri'iro Kujaku does, Yumichika states he will die soon. As Charlotte screams, his Resurrección vanishes, and Rosa Blanca dissipates.
As Charlotte collapses, Yumichika, chewing on one of the flowers Ruri'iro Kujaku produced, thanks him and prepares to leave. Calling out to him, Charlotte, stating it is not fair for him to have been hiding something this amazing, asks if it is Bankai. Stating this is his Zanpakutō's "true name", which causes Charlotte to react in confusion, Yumichika explains how his Zanpakutō has a favorite and least favorite color, and how he generally says the color it does not like so it does not use its true power. When Charlotte asks why he would do this, Yumichika reveals the 11th Division has an unspoken rule regarding the Zanpakutō of its members which dictates all Zanpakutō must be a melee-type, so he does not want Ikkaku Madarame or his captain to see it. When he states he would not have released its true power if Charlotte had not hidden them, Charlotte asks if he would have refused to do so even if Yumichika had lost to him. When Yumichika confirms this, Charlotte states he is really something and dies.
The Thousand-Year Blood War arc
During the second Wandenreich invasion, a resurrected Charlotte is brought out by Captain Mayuri Kurotsuchi to fight against Sternritter "Z", Giselle Gewelle, and the Shinigami zombie army she has amassed. Charlotte notices a wounded Yumichika lying nearby and states he forgot his name before proclaiming he cannot remember the names of ugly people. When Mayuri delivers an electric shock to the brains of the other Arrancar for talking too much, Charlotte states he is different, prompting Mayuri to electrocute him as well. When Giselle asks Mayuri if he believes he can win with only four zombies, Charlotte and the other Arrancar angrily proclaim they will not lose to Shinigami before rushing forward.
As the other Arrancar begin slaughtering the Shinigami, Charlotte appears near Giselle and proclaims he has an instinct to fight her because she greatly resembles him. Enraged by this, Giselle has Bambietta Basterbine attack him, but Charlotte grabs her by the head and throws her into the building which Mayuri is standing on. When Bambietta emerges, Charlotte notes zombies will not die unless they are turned to dust before blasting Bambietta away with a Cero.
Having defeated Bambietta, Charlotte approaches the zombie of Tōshirō Hitsugaya, remarking that he now has to fight a kid. However, he remarks that it is all right, since he finds Hitsugaya attractive. He prepares to attack in spite of a warning from Mayuri, only to be cut down with a single slash. He is saved from a second attack by Mayuri, who berates Charlotte for not realizing that he was no match for Hitsugaya. As punishment, Charlotte is told that he will be left on the verge of death for some time.
Powers & Abilities
Expert Swordsman: Charlotte has shown he is very proficient in swordsmanship, as he is able to fight on par with Yumichika Ayasegawa, a lieutenant-level Shinigami, he is even able to block an attack from behind whilst looking at the opposite direction. 
Enhanced Strength: Charlotte possesses great physical strength, breaking Yumichika Ayasegawa's arm in three places with just a downward slash of his Zanpakutō and effortlessly blocking his surprise attack with only one hand on his Zanpakutō. With only one hand and no visible effort, he grabbed and threw Bambietta Basterbine into a building with enough force to shatter the roof.
Enhanced Speed: Charlotte is a considerably fast combatant, effortlessly dodging all of Bambietta's explosive spheres adopting artistic poses when he does.
Enhanced Reflexes: Charlotte possess considerable reflexes, nonchalantly blocking Yumichika's surprise attack.
High Spiritual Power: As an Arrancar and one of Baraggan Louisenbairn's Fracción, Charlotte possesses a lieutenant-level amount of Reiryoku, allowing him to fight evenly with Yumichika, a lieutenant-level Shinigami. His Reiatsu is pink.
Beautiful Charlotte Chuhlhourne's Final Holy Wonderful Pretty Super Magnum Sexy Sexy Glamorous Cero (ビューティフル・シャルロッテ・クールホーン'S(ズ)・ファイナル・ホーリー・ワンダフル・プリティ・スーパー・マグナム・セクシー・セクシー・グラマラス・虚閃(セロ), Byūtifuru Sharurotte Kūruhōnzu Fainaru Hōrī Wandafuru Puritī Sūpā Magunamu Sekushī Sekushī Guramarasu Sero): Putting his hands together in a heart shape, Charlotte fires an extremely wide, violet Cero. While it is very difficult to avoid due to its width, Yumichika notes it is not much more than an average Cero otherwise. Charlotte can also use this technique while in his Resurrección.
Beautiful Charlotte Chuhlhourne's Miracle Sweet Ultra Funky Fantastic Dramatic Romantic Sadistic Erotic Exotic Athletic Guillotine Attack (ビューティフル・シャルロッテ・クールホーン'S(ズ)・ミラクル・スウィート・ウルトラ・ファンキー・ファンタスティック・ドラマティック・ロマンティック・サディスティック・エロティック・エキゾチック・アスレチック・ギロチン・アタック, Byūtifuru Sharurotte Kūruhōnzu Mirakuru Suwīto Urutora Fankī Fantasutikku Doramatikku Romantikku Sadisutikku Erotikku Ekizochikku Asurechikku Girochin Atakku): Leaping into the air, Charlotte rolls rapidly towards his target and attacks them with a downwards sword slash. It is very powerful, for upon connecting, Yumichika, a lieutenant-level fighter, was sent crashing down and had his arm broken.
Beautiful Charlotte Chuhlhourne's Perfect Stylish Dangerous Psychedelic Valuable Economical Continental Incredible Unbelievable Shining Attack (ビューティフル・シャルロッテ・クールホーンS(ズ)・パーフェクト・スタイリッシュ・デンジャラス・サイケデリック・バリアブル・エコノミカル・コンチネンタル・インクレディブル・アンビリーバブル・シャイニング・アタック, Byūtifuru Sharurotte Kūruhōnzu Pāfekuto Sutairishu Denjarasu Saikederiku Bariaburu Ekonomikaru Konchinentaru Inkuredeiburu Anbirībaburu Shainingu Atakku): Rolling backwards onto a surface, Charlotte, kicking himself off, spins while announcing the attack's name, culminating with a single horizontal slash with his sword.
Reina De Rosas (宮廷薔薇園ノ美女王 (レイーナ・デ・ロサス), Reīna de Rosasu; Spanish for "Queen of Roses", Japanese for "Beautiful Queen of the Royal Court Rose-Gardens"; Viz "Queen of the Roses"): When unreleased, it is a large katana with a purple handle and sheath, and a hilt shaped like a flower with holes in the petals.
- Resurrección: Its release command is Sparkle (煌めけ, kirameke; Viz "Glitter"). Holding his sword in front of him, Charlotte calls out the release command. As a cloud of smoke is released, his blade glows violet, and the transformation ends in a large burst of violet Reiatsu. In his released form, Charlotte is dressed in a white crop top with extended wing-like shoulder pads and a short pink cape attached to the back. He has white underwear with extended wings at the hips, and a pink flowing miniskirt. He has large, white, disk-like bracelets on his ankles and wrists, and he wears heeled shoes. His pubic hair is replaced by a pink heart outline with a smaller heart above it, and he completes the outfit with a tiara with horns. He refers to himself as a "princess" in this form.
- Resurrección Special Ability: In this form, Charlotte's natural abilities are enhanced.
- Beautiful Charlotte Chuhlhourne's Lovely Cutie Fanatic Aquatic Dynamic Domestic Thunder Punch (ビューティフル・シャルロッテ・クールホーンS(ズ)・ラブリー・キューティー・ファナティク・アクアティク・ダイナミク・ドメスティク・サンダー・パンチ, Byūtifuru Sharurotte Kūruhōnzu Raburī Kyūteī Fanateiku Akuateiku Dainamiku Domesuteiku Sandā Panchī): Clasping his hands together over his head, Charlotte slams them into his target. When he used this attack against Yumichika, Charlotte bit his tongue when he said the word "domestic" in the name, which he claims halved the attack's power.
- Rosa Blanca (白薔薇ノ刑 (ロサ･ブランカ), rosa buranka; Spanish for "White Rose", Japanese for "White Rose Punishment"): The area is surrounded by a massive, dark, thorny bush, inside of which a large white rose blooms at the very top. The bush not only cuts off Charlotte and his opponent from view, but masks their Reiatsu, essentially cutting them off from the rest of the world.
Appearances in Other Media
|Video Game Appearances|
- Charlotte makes his video game in Soul Carnival 2, where he can be unlocked as a support character by finding him and Yumichika Ayasegawa in the fake Karakura Town, though their battle is not actually shown.
- Charlotte is playable in multiple forms in Bleach: Brave Souls, most recently as his resurrected self brought back to life by Mayuri Kurotsuchi during the Quincy Blood War, which was released as part of the Bleach: Can't Fear Your Own World tie-in event. In this form, Charlotte is a melee strong attack character with the "Speed" attribute and the "Hollow Killer" ability who has a chance to inflict Weaken with every attack other than his second strong attack, which is a debuff move. His unlockable skills are "Berserker +20%", "Bruiser +20%", "Debilitator +5 secs.", "Devastation +40%", "Diminisher +10 secs.", "Frenzy", "Sprinter +1", "Weaken Defense", and "Diminisher", which he is the first character to have, while his Soul Trait is "Strong Attack Recharge Time -12%" and his Innate Ability built-in at ★5 is "Poison Duration -100%". Charlotte's special is Rosa Blanca (ロサ・ブランカ, Rosa Buranka; Spanish for "White Rose"), where he surrounds the enemy in black thorns from which a giant white rose blooms, inflicting immense damage and Weaken.
- The theme song that Kubo chose for Charlotte is "She Is Beautiful" by the artist Andrew W.K. on his album I Get Wet.
- In the second best bout poll, Charlotte's fight with Yumichika Ayasegawa ranked 8th.
- In the manga, Charlotte's hair is black, but in the anime, it is purple.
- The English dub changes the name of Charlotte's Cero, naming it "Beautiful Charlotte Chuhlhourne's Delicious Avaricious Superstitious Surreptitious Expeditious Ceremonious Felonious Glorious Laborious Sexy Sexy Glamorous Cero".
- (To Yumichika Ayasegawa) "You meet someone for the first time and the first thing you do is call them 'hideous'?! Now, listen! What I find truly hideous in this world is those who judge others by their appearances. Yes, I'm talking about the likes of you."
- (To Yumichika Ayasegawa) "You're the one who was screaming about breaking my nose!! That emphasis on physical damage is really pissing me off, you ugly whore!"
- (To Yumichika Ayasegawa) "You just keep on shouting "ugly, ugly", over and over again. Well, it's always the ugly ones who call other people ugly!"
- (To Yumichika Ayasegawa) "One so hideous as yourself is incapable of even comprehending this beauty upon seeing it. Yes, that makes sense. Very well. I understand. You are forgiven. It is no sin to have no appreciation for beauty. In fact, I find myself beginning to pity you."
- (To Yumichika Ayasegawa) "It must be terrible for you, having to live with such dulled senses. As such, to put an end to this suffering that is your life is a fitting task for the one more beautiful than any other, that is, myself."
- (To Yumichika Ayasegawa) "A princess always gets her way. If I say that it is over, then it is over."
- (To Yumichika Ayasegawa) "Not a single soul will stand witness to the moment your life comes to its end. There is no crueler demise for one who values beauty above all, do you not think?"
- Bleach Official Character Book UNMASKED, character file 93
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