Charles T. "Charlie" Manx is the main antagonist and protagonist villain from the franchise NOS4A2.
Charlie states that his family lived in a mining town and most children thought of him as odd. Charlie would play outside riding his sled and building snowmen and his mother made him go outside so that she could enjoy herself. Years later he became attached to Jolene July and wanted her to be a mother to his children in Christmasland but she became skeptical and he attempted to murder her. He then went on to cripple her and leave her in a psych ward.
The series starts with Charlie as an old man kidnapping a child by luring him with candy. He later kills his assistant. Manx opens a map of inscapes as sees the shorter way appear and tells the child that they dream of Christmasland together. The child is then delivered to Christmasland.
Manx then takes a look for his new assistant, Bing Partridge, who he promises to take to Christmasland after "saving" 10 children. He takes Bing to the "Graveyard Of What Might Be", a place that shows kids that have not been saved or need to be saved.
Charlie visits Jolene and teases her with her skates. Bing and Charlie then go to the shorter way and meet Haley who is soon to be Manx's next victim. Charlie is taking Haley to Christmasland when she starts to change and then Manx compares her mother with his' to which after a while Haley admits who the strong creative is that Manx is looking for and then delivers her to his inscape.
Manx arrives at Bing's house and tells him how to handle the situation of Vic finding Haley's mother's body. Manx then meets with Vic at a bus station to which he tells her to be his children's mother. He then notices that his Wraith is being attacked and his Wraith runs over the attacker and he soon leaves.
Jolene eventually attacks the Wraith mortally wounding Manx causing him to go to a garage to fix the Wraith to restore his health. After healing he takes Sherrif Bly to Christmasland to feed him to the kids. He then goes to a bar to which he admits to a friend that he wants Vic to be his partner. Bing captures Vic's boyfriend, Craig, and gives him to Manx. Vic goes after Manx to which he traps her bike in her inscape and burns his house down with her within it.
The Wraith is damaged by Craig which causes Manx to go for gas where he encounters Vic. After a short scuffle Vic burns the Wraith killing Craig and mortally wounding Manx to a coma. The Wraith is found by a mechanic that jumpstarts the engine briefly which awakens Charlie allowing him to scare a nurse ensuring that he will be back.
Charlie is usually a polite individual but is known to get upset when his patience is tested. While his actions are evil he genuinely believes his actions are justified and that the parents are cruel to the children. He is however still a ruthless killer thinking nothing of his victims. He isn't entirely evil as he does care for his children and individuals he wants to be the mother of Christmasland.
Manx is a man of average height and build and is usually seen wearing a navy blue tail coat over a red button up and a red handkerchief, navy blue pants, black gloves, and occasionally a limo hat. His hair has a widow's peak and is usually slicked back. When old however he is almost bald and is frail in his figure.
- Powerful imagination
- Control of his Wraith
- Near omniscience
- Charlie grows old again when they destroy his limousine or some adornment in his imaginary world Christmasland, as he is a supernatural being he can also seriously hurt him in addition to aging him.