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Chuck the Yellow Bird is a character in the Angry Birds series of games created by Rovio Entertainment. He was first introduced in 2009 with the original launch of the game.
Chuck has a short temper when it comes to egg theft and, like most of the Flock, becomes enraged easily when eggs are discovered missing. In the opening scenes of Poached Eggs and Mighty Hoax, while The Flock examines the empty nest with question marks (?) above their heads, Chuck exclaims a “#” while seeing the Bad Piggies with the eggs, potentially indicating he uses bad language. Though he could simply be been thinking it.
In the animated game trailer, Red , Chuck , one of the Blues and Bomb were the first to discover the first eggs missing after severely attacking an insect for landing on their eggs.
When not fighting Pigs, Chuck is a practical joker and uses his jokes to liven up the Flock. However, Chuck's disadvantage is that he's very arrogant and selfish. He is also known as Maching Bird, a name that describes his penchant for jokes as well as his intense speed. He is described as enthusiastic and restless, although a little unconfident in the comics. He is the best friend and confidant of Red. He can rip up wood in space.
Little is known about Chuck’s history before the events of the first Angry Birds game. His original look, showing two top feathers and dark eyebrows, similar to Red and was much smaller in size. This was later changed to his final look with a mop of black hair-like feathers on the top of his head.
In the course of the battles with the Pigs, he has traveled to many different locations and environments, including the desert, underground caves and beaches. The Pigs never rest in their quest to steal eggs and the Flock often has to retrieve their eggs on holidays. At one time, King Pig had an interest in capturing the entire flock, including Chuck. It was only for the actions of Terence that the Pig Kingdom was stopped.
At an indeterminate time later, the Flock was captured as rare birds and taken to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where they fought with Blu, Jewel and their friends against Nigel the cockatoo and Mauro and his marmosets.
In addition to Rio, Chuck has also traveled to China twice and Japan, where he dressed as a samurai.
In another adventure, Chuck and the Flock were whisked into Space via a wormhole, gained super powers and fought the Space King and the Space Pigs. He goes by the name of Lazer Bird while in Space.
He first appeared in the 16th level of the first episode, Poached Eggs and has appeared as a playable character in every version and episode of the game released so far, though he is not necessarily in all levels. In the Fuji TV exclusive episode Sakura Ninja, Chuck appears dressed as a samurai. This was the first time he has appeared in costume in any game and completely new game sprites were created for this episode.
To activate Chuck’s speed rush ability, a player must launch him into the air, then tap the screen or click the mouse to activate the speed boost. The most effective attacks with Chuck are to launch him upward and let him arc down onto a target, or to fling in a straight line horizontally at a target.
Chuck’s rush ability allows him to pick up speed to cause the most possible damage to the Pigs and their fortresses. Much like many of the other birds, his strength usually varies depending on the block and angle that is struck. Chuck is most effective against wood obstacles, able to penetrate several walls easily due to his speed. However, he is weak against glass/ice despite it having a much weaker strength than wood.
- While Chuck can appear to be triangular in shape, he is actually cone shaped.
- Chuck's top feathers appears like Red's feathers in some cutscenes, this was later removed.
- When Chuck turns into a corpse, he rolls, even though he has flat sides.
- Hal makes his pain noises when becoming a corpse.
Yellow Bird has appeared in the following games:
- Angry Birds
- Angry Birds Rio
- Angry Birds Seasons
- Angry Birds Facebook
- Angry Birds Space (as Lazer Bird)
- Angry Birds Star Wars (as Han Solo)
- Angry Birds Chrome
- Angry Birds Google+
- Angry Birds Volcano
- Angry Birds Magic
- Angry Birds in The Hunt For The Golden Pistachio
- Angry Birds Vuela Tazos
- Angry Birds Winter Wonderland
- Angry Birds Fuji TV
- Angry Birds Coca-Cola