|First Appearance||Knuckles' Chaotix|
|Voiced by (English)|| Emily Corkery
(Games) (2004) Amy Birnbaum (TV/Games) (2004-present)
|Voiced by (Japanese)||Youko Teppouzuka (Games/TV) (2003-present)|
Charmy Bee is a young, childish anthropomorphic bee. In the US Manual of Knuckles' Chaotix, Charmy was labeled as being 16 years of age; however, with the release of Sonic Heroes, his age has been retconned to 6. It should be noted however that the Japanese manual for Chaotix didn't list an age for Charmy, as it did for the other characters.
Charmy is hyperactive, scatter-brained, loud and immature. He would rather play than work. He is not as skilled a detective as Vector or Espio, but he is nonetheless valuable to the team. He is also the most friendly and optimistic of all Chaotix members. At some times, Charmy will burst out and do completely random and crazy things.
Charmy, like many other Sonic characters, can run at high speed, but is mostly known for his flying ability, as he is the flight character in Sonic Heroes. He can use his stinger as a method of attack when he is alone and has the abilities to somehow warp between large flowers, helping him and his friends to get around obstacles and complete their missions more quickly. In the game, if the team does not get all of the items by the time they finish a zone, Charmy can activate a flower and take them back to the beginning of the level. He also has acute hearing and is good at finding lost objects. Like other flight members in Sonic Heroes, Charmy can use Thunder Shoot, where he charges his friends with electricity and kicks them at enemies. Though he doesn't seem to excel at it, Charmy also plays drums during the "Chaotix Recital" Team Blast, although he could be heard repeating his name.
Video Game Appearances
In Knuckles' Chaotix, Charmy makes his first game appearance. According to the Japanese manual, Charmy is out doing what bees do best when he arrives at an island and is captured by Doctor Eggman, who is currently taking over the island. When used as a playable character, Charmy can fly, and can as such do a dash in any direction instead of jumping. He can also start hover, which allows him and his partner to fall at a much slower and controlled rate.
In Shadow the Hedgehog, Charmy's most notable part of the game is on the "Prison Island" stage, where he is a partner character. When Shadow goes to the island, he finds Charmy, who explains that Vector sent him there to find five "top secret discs" that belongs to GUN. The player can choose whether or not to help him find these discs. Unlike most partner characters in the game, Charmy cannot be controlled by the second controller in the GameCube and PlayStation 2 versions, as he is constantly airborne. In the Last Story, Charmy inadvertently saves Earth when ramming his stinger into a computer aboard the Space Colony ARK while helping Espio and Vector hack in. By doing this, Charmy activates a videotape that allows Shadow to break free of Black Doom's mind control.