Awesome kind of runs in our family. No big deal.
Charlotte Belrose is the thirteenth Gym Leader of the Reborn region, as well as the younger sister of Laura and Saphira. She specializes in the Fire-type and is fought at Calcenon Gym, where she hands out the Cinder Badge, the eleventh Gym Badge the player receives.
Charlotte can be rude, pragmatic, and highly sarcastic, especially at people she doesn't like. She is shown to sometimes be apathic to others and even herself. Despite that Charlotte really cares a lot about her friends and family, although not in the traditional way.
In the game Edit
Charlotte is an orphan first encountered when the player first enters the City Orphanage, where she, along with Noel, is introduced to the player by Anna. Anna also says she's a gym leader just like Noel. Laura is Charlotte's older sister, and doesn't have to stay in the orphanage anymore since she turned eighteen. She then says you can't leave the orphanage unless you're eighteen or if Sigmund decides to let you go. Anna shoos the player out when Sigmund comes in, saying to not let Shelly come here.
When the player returns to the orphanage with Cain and Shelly in order to rescue Heather, Charlotte contributes to the breakout effort by distracting Sigmund's orderlies, pestering them for her cigarettes and even biting one of them before they finally take her upstairs, where she is placed in solitary confinement until rescued by the player.
Once rescued, Charlotte enters the orphanage's storage room, where she retrieves not only her Pokémon, but those of Noel, Anna and Heather, along with her cigarettes and the key for Sigmund's private library, which she gives to the player so that they can enter the library and in turn unlock the Doctor's electroconvulsive therapy chamber, where Heather is being held.
Once Shelly and the player reach the ECT chamber, Charlotte and her Ninetales can be seen helping Cain and Noel to fight Sigmund and two of his orderlies - with the Doctor admitting that he is now outnumbered, however, Charlotte burns him with her cigarette, forcing him to free Heather from the clutches of his Electivire.
Upon escaping the City Orphanage, Charlotte flees to the Underground Railnet with the rest of the group, although they are later captured - with the exception of Cain - by Sirius, who emerges from the basement of the Yureyu Building after the player persuades Shade to open the door leading there.
When Cain and the player eventually enter the Yureyu Building, Charlotte is being held there by two Team Meteor grunts - once Cain and the player defeat the grunts, the trio go down to the floor below, where Charlotte correctly calls the bluff of two more grunts that threaten to kill Shelly if she steps any closer, successfully opening the passage to the upper floors as well as freeing Shelly.
After Anna and Heather are rescued from the building, Charlotte continues through the Underground Railnet with the rest of the group, eventually taking control of the train that the group use to break through the rubble there, emerging in the Chrysolia Region. Upon exiting the train, Charlotte leads the group to Belrose Mansion - the family home of her and her sisters - via Tanzan Mountain.
When the player arrives at the mansion, Charlotte recounts the events of the breakout at the City Orphanage to Laura, before introducing the middle sister to the player and Shelly. After Shelly asks Charlotte about her parents - a question she dismisses as "not important" - Charlotte tasks the player with going to Spinel Town to collect some medicine for the ailing Anna.
Following Anna's recovery, Charlotte acts as the would-be referee of the player's gym battle with Noel, which is interrupted by the arrival of her oldest sister, Saphira. Saphira instructs Anna, Charlotte, Shelly and Noel to get inside, tasking Laura and the player with defending the house before going to fight Team Meteor on her Dragonite.
At this point, the game branches into 4 paths, with one of the paths resulting in Charlotte and Shelly to be captured by Team Meteor. If they are captured, the player will venture with Saphira and free them with Gargantuan Steelix. If Saphira, Luara or the twins are captured, Charlotte stays at Tanzan Cove to await the player's return.
While discussing Saphira's status after falling from Tanzan Mountain's peak, Charlotte talks about a story in which 4 crystal keys were used to lock away a meteor in an ancient temple. After Laura explains how she lost her Sapphire Bracelets in the fire that resulted in their parents death, Charlotte leaves to avoid listening about the fire.
After the gym battle with Noel, Laura explains that Charlotte would sneak out at night and play with her Vulpix by the lake. However, the Vulpix accidentally started a fire and quickly took the place up in flames. Only Saphira, Charlotte, and Laura made it out alive.
When the player goes and looks for Saphira in Tanzan Mountain, she says she'll take the group to Calcenon City while giving the player the Ruby Ring and Amethyst Pendant.
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Charlotte is next seen in Calcenon City in her gym where Laura is seen discussing her being laid off as an Elite Four member. After the discussion, Aya is dragged in front of the barrier by Sirius in order to bargain the Ruby Ring for her life. Charlotte asks if you would trade her for the Ruby Ring, however, either choice will lead her to taking the ring and running off to "make a deal" with Team Meteor.
After walking through the eastern exit, the player meets up with Charlotte, who explains to the player that the right choice was to give her over, as it bought them time by making Team Meteor go search for something they'll not find. She explains that as long as they have the Ruby Ring, they have the bargaining power to prevent them from attacking. Charlotte then goes to her gym and awaits the player's challenge for the first time on her mother's field.
Before the gym battle, Charlotte explains that if something terrible happens (referencing her parents dying in the fire), you can either accept the guilt and live with that burden for the rest of your life, or not. Charlotte says that she decided to embrace the flames and instead of being afraid and confused, she enjoyed watching the beautiful show unravel. After her gym battle, she stays to protect Calcenon City and to watch over Saphira.
After the player obtains the Torrent Badge, it turns out the twins, Shelly and Cain went missing. The player may run past Charlotte to Route 4 in order to look for them. Charlotte will reply that she found Saphira and burned her (the latter turned out to be a joke). It turns out she carried Saphira from the Calcenon Control Center due to Saphira going on a rampage. She later tries to calm down Saphira from running after finding everyone back.
Gym Battle Edit
- "Ever seen a wildfire start from just a spark? ...D'you wanna?" -When sending out last Pokemon.
- "Over it. So done." -After defeat.
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|Seen on the Profiles channel after obtaining the Fury Badge from Samson|
|A special report from... the Investigation Squad!
Yo, Reborn City! What's up?! We're here with the Reborn Rundown giving you a look at the leaders of the Reborn League! I'm your host, DJ Arclight, now on air!
Today, we're going over Charlotte, a young beauty as cool as she is hot! Taking over her mother's gym after years of absence, Charlotte's super-heated field offers little advantage itself to her fire types. However, when ignited by her wide-ranged Fire attacks, the inferno takes a new life, and often a few other lives with it! Trainers will need to keep the flames under wraps one way or another, or pack a team that can stand them!
The situation gets no more mild when her Ninetales enters the fray! Its Drought ability amplifies her strength even further, but keep in mind, every strategy has its exploits!
That's all for now, but remember, Trainers, Keep fighting with everything you've got! Hold your spirits high, and even you can defeat the Reborn League!
|Seen on the Interviews channel after obtaining the Alloy Badge from Titania|
|Gossip Gardevoir's interview intermission!
Hello! Gossip Gardevoir here in Interview Intermission, bringing YOU the inside scoop on Reborn's celebrity figures!
Today I'm here in Calcenon City to interview the smoldering beauty famed for the flames-- Charlotte Belrose!
Charlotte, thanks for taking the time to talk to me today.
CHARLOTTE: Sure thing, Gardevoir. In fact I should be thanking you. We're in ground zero and things are about as boring as they can be up here. It's always a pleasure to take some time out of my day to embarrass someone on public TV.
GARDEVOIR: That's-- No, wait, that's my job.
CHARLOTTE:By 'someone' I meant myself.
GARDEVOIR: Oh! Well no need to be embarrassed, darling. I must admit, you didn't seem like the shy type.
CHARLOTTE: I'n not.
GARDEVOIR: Well-- okay. Whatever the case, don't worry, I'm sure you'll do fine!
CHARLOTTE: I'm not worried either. I wasn't even serious about embarrassing myself. But it's nice that you try and think of the comfort levels of your guests once in a while.
GARDEVOIR: Of course! That's just what a good hostess should-- Wait, what do you mean, "Once in a while"?
CHARLOTTE: I've seen your past interviews. You normally just act all high and mighty while you put someone else on blast. Am I wrong?
GARDEVOIR: Of course you're wrong!
CHARLOTTE: That's funny, because I distinctly remember you tearing into Aya in a previous episode. Threatening to tell the world about her relationship? That doesn't seem very courteous to me.
GARDEVOIR: She called the police!
CHARLOTTE: You're right, that was rude of her. Almost as rude as you being in her house without permission.
G: And still not half as rude as you're being right now!
CHARLOTTE: Oh, you're right. My apologies, Gardevoir, I thought that you would be more supportive of your fans who've watched so many of your past TV appearances. I guess this is just how much we mean to you though.
GARDEVOIR: That's not what I'm saying!
CHARLOTTE: You've got such a short fuse. Do you really get along well with the sponsors this way?
GARDEVOIR: That's none of your business!
CHARLOTTE: Do you want to know what I think? I think you're lying.
GARDEVOIR: Lying? Okay, this sounds good. Tell me, almighty wise Charlotte. What am lying about?
CHARLOTTE: You're lying to yourself. You know the truth about why this show is funded. It's because you're a character.
GARDEVOIR: A character? Like in a game or something? That's ridiculous.
CHARLOTTE: You're sold to the public masses as a foolish, incompetent reporter character. The only value in these interviews comes from your buffoonery. Why else wouldn't it be edited out? But you have this egocentristic streak that lashes back when prodded. If you were really playing as a character, you wouldn't be so sensitive. You'd have an understanding that the you on TV is different that who you really are. But you don't. Because you're every bit as impulsive and incompetent as you appear. But the worst part is, you won't admit it even when you know it. Even you're impulsive, you're not so stupid as to not have thought about your own shows. You realized that you were just being used and made fun of, but you wanted to believe you were actually a famous person people cared about. So you're been playing make-believe with your own success this whole time.
GARDEVOIR: That's nonsense...
CHARLOTTE: Is it? Look me in the eye and tell me I'm wrong.
That's all on today's Interview Intermission...
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- Charlotte's name is a word play on 'Char', which is usually means something burned.
- In previous versions, Charlotte's VS sprite has a cigarette. This was removed in later versions.
- She calls Cain 'Princess', to the point where she just use the nickname instead of his actual name when she refers to him (although Cain DID ask her to become his prince jokingly).
- Ame says that Charlotte could use the same battle tactics with her late mother, which is a lot of burning and Eruption move. It turns out to be true, since her gym team has Eruption on Typlosion and Heatwave on 4 of her Pokemon.