|“||My dearest, dearest, dearest, Kamalia, I my job is to protect those from love, not to destroy them because of it. Now you see what I really mean.||„|
|— Chakor Channing|
Chakor Channing is a werewolf and the main character in the Life's a Fish and then You Fry series. And the main protagonist, and in some cases antagonist, in the Life's a Fish and then You Fry film series. Chakor is a character who seems to die in every film and later return in the following as film as a different being with no logical explanation as to how he can return.
Despite Chakor Channing being given the role of the main character in the series, his role soon came to be more of an antagonist as Kamalia Phellan and Frank became more well known characters. After Chakor finally "died", his role was completely discontinued and never appeared in the series again. Although, he is mentioned briefly by Frank in multiple films. Chakor is scheduled to return in an incarnation of the series known as The Curse of Wölfburg as the main antagonist.
Chakor lived in a large, three-story, mansion-like house on Nightmare Hill, which is located on the top of a large hill above a graveyard. His only company is the "drunky" alien named Frank who crash landed in Chakor's yard over six years ago. Chakor always stays inside his home and only comes out at night to steal food from local stores since he is jobless and will never take the time to ever look in the classified adds to look for a job. Many of his neighbors have complained to both him and the local police department about his "late-night thefts", but the police believe that Chakor is just "a poor soul trapped in the body of a werewolf" and never get after him about his crimes.
Despite all of Chakor's health issues, crimes (including a drunk driving incident), failed revenge attempts, etc, there is still some of his good side from when he was friends with Kamalia and before he turned into a werewolf. He is often tough of as his hometown's most deadly criminal and feared by many townspeople because they think that he is a monster. Chakor is not necessarily all that evil and is mostly just what the police say he is: a poor human soul trapped in the body of a werewolf. He was simply to cowardly to ask Kamalia the truth back in middle school, plus with Frank always annoying him to get him wine, Chakor cannot find many things to do other than plot revenge and play a pipe organ.
Chakor Channing is very wolf-like since he is a werewolf. However, since Chakor is nearly always in werewolf form, some people think that he might be some other kind of supernatural creature rather than a werewolf that only changes when there is a full moon. Chakor has many aged features such as thin skin, bloodshot eyes, and also discolored skin because of his heart problems.
He has yellow eyes like a typical wolf, sharp teeth, pointed, ears, and long dark gray hair like that of the character Israel Hands from the novel Treasure Island. He has thin skin due to his age and his fingers are long and skinny with sharp black claws. He wears a black robe with purple trimming as his regular cloths and a purple robe with black trimming for pajamas.
Chakor Channing is very depressing, sadistic, revengeful, and is completely obsessed with taking revenge on Kamalia Phellan. He is never very sympathetic and hates the feeling of love. However, Chakor can be loving when it comes to love for a family, but never romantic love. This is mostly because he lost Kamalia as a friend. Whenever Frank brings up Kamalia to him, he is quick to anger, will yell at him, and tell him to go away. Despite Chakor's continuing love and hatred for Kamalia, he is also obsessed with the love of money, which he doesn't have and obtains by sneaking money out of the cash register at a local gas station. When he is not playing his pipe organ, he will count all of the money that he has stolen.
Chakor never gets along with Frank the alien very well and only allows him to live with him because Chakor's soft side feels sorry for Frank because from what Frank told him, he was banished from his home planet, Mars, for no reason. Despite Chakor's feeling sorry for Frank, he always argues with about the vast quantity of wine that he drinks. He and Frank are always complaining to each other.
Chakor can act very aggressive and murderous to people who does not like or do not like him. He hates to be called names or told to "shut up", he will react very violently to this and might even attempt to kill somehow for saying such a thing. Yet ironically he uses this talk quit often. He is obsessed with revenge itself and although he is never arrested for his crimes, he will sometimes frame his neighbors or someone who he does not get along with for the crime just because he enjoys to see others get into trouble, especially if that person has called Chakor any names. He is very sadistic and enjoys other peoples' pain and misery. Since Chakor lost Kamalia as a friend, he enjoys to see disagreement, arguments, or even hatred between two friends.
Chakor has several health problems which are some of the cause as to why he tends to stay inside his home often. Chakor has poor health and pays for his weekly doctors visits with the money that he sneaks out of the cash registers in local gas stations. His doctor once said to him that there was no sense in trying to make him any healthier, but Chakor makes his doctor continue his weekly visits and treatments by turning into a werewolf right in front of him and threatening to slit his throat with his claws. His heart is black and shrunken which makes strongly resemble a raisin, it also causes his skin and blood problems which make his skin very thin and discolors it bright gray. His skin is also discolored because of his obsession with smoking a pipe.
His teeth were bright yellow because he gave up brushing his teeth back when he was in middle school and recently had all of his teeth pulled out at his doctor's. He now wears false canine teeth which are always white. Naturally, he paid for his teeth pulling and false teeth with money that he stole.
He has stiff muscle problems and cannot go outside in the winter without wearing at least two jackets because the cold causes his what's left of his muscles to stiffen. Chakor honestly hates cold weather and says that he would move to Florida for the winter if he had the money. His stiff muscle problems are also caused by him being a werewolf since the transformation makes his body parts and organs shift into different places. Although, strangely, Chakor only turns human once a year during the Wolf Moon in January.
Chakor has one of the most intelligent minds in all of his region. However, his personality to be evil makes him a better at planning schemes. Although the average human brain can produce 20-25 watts of electricity, his doctor told him that his brain uses at least 53 watts-barely. Although despite his extreme intelligence when it comes to organization, planning evil schemes, etc, Chakor is terrible at doing basic math, his brain works visually and vocally, making it so that he can only answer a complex math question if he is vocally asked to do so by another person. Some say that the part of his brain which depends on instincts (the werewolf side) is the cause of his disability to do mathematics.
His mind seems to be a one-track-mind which makes it easy for him to solve math questions if he keeps on practicing for a while. His mind is also quick to change subjects despite his focus on one subject at a time. He sees others like his prey and patiently waits for the right time strike, such as framing his neighbors for his store robberies.
Life's a Fish and Then You Fry: The Movie
In the film, Chakor lived in a creepy, old, and large house on Nightmare Hill. Chakors friend Hannah the Dog offered him control of the Lycan's but in her passing Chakor has become rather greedy and cruel to others. In the first movie Frank the alien crash landed in his yard while Chakor played a sad tune on his pipe organ. When Vice President Litch knocks on his door Frank sneeked in while Chakor was talking to Litch. When Chakor finds Frank hiding under his pipe organ, Frank tells Chakor his story and Chakor summoned The Ghost Train to help get Frank to Area 51 after being paid a visit by his enemy Vice President Litch.
While on broad the Train Chakor and Frank get a unexpected surprise Litch who chase's after them in an airplane. When Chakor puts The Ghost Train in flight mode, hence Litch has a harder time chasing after them and fires one of the Planes missiles and crash lands the Ghost Train in Area 51. After the crash Chakor rush's to the Area 51 wear house to get to the flying saucer inside but his enemy Litch tries to shoot him and an epic battle between Chakor and Litch begins. When Chakors shadow staff runs out of energy Litch tries to shoot him once more but before he has time the Ghost of Chakors dog Hannah appears and kills Litch and saves Chakor. Chakor and Hannah then begin to hold hands and Chakor's legs combine to form a ghost tail.
Hearts to Ashes
In the upcoming Life's a Fish and Then You Fry movie, Hearts to Ashes, Chakor Channing is put to rest in a building in a local cemetery by his love and former friend Kamalia Phellan whom Chakor turned into a werewolf years ago. However when the alien Frank and his friends come to visit Kamalia in her hometown, Frank preforms a resurrection ceremony and unintentionally brings Chakor Channing's vengeful ghost back to life from the grave. Chakor Channing, now seeking revenge on Kamalia terrorizes the entire town in search of Kamalia whom had made a clever escape during the resurrection ceremony.
Chakor gives up on finding Kamalia and hires a hansom young man named Tyler to try and bribe her into coming with him to a special place. Chakor's plan works and Tyler kidnaps Kamalia and takes her into the near by deep forest where Chakor's wedding ritual with Kamalia takes place. Chakor knocks-out Kamalia and causes her to go into a sleeping trance with his magical steam that he creates using his fingers. However Tyler realizes what he has done and tries to stop Chakor from officially bonding with Kamalia. Tyler ends up being cornered by him as Chakor prepares to kill him by firing a sphere of dark energy at him, however Kamalia awakes and destroys Chakor's ghost by burning him with burning sage.
The Terror of Flight 13
Chakor boards his yearly flight to Florida with Frank who claims that it is back luck for them to fly on an airplane with the number of thirteen. However, Chakor says that Frank is a "superstitious lughead" and tells him not to worry. However, when Frank spots a hideous gremlin on the plane's wing when he looks out the window, Frank tries to wake Chakor up, however as soon as he wakes up, the gremlin disappears and Chakor once again tells Frank that he is to superstitious. Frank them decides that he is seeing things and closes his window's curtain and takes a sleeping pill. However, Frank awakes to the sound of breathing and opens his curtain to find the gremlin opening one of the plane's motors. But when Frank tries to tell his story to Chakor, the gremlin once again disappears.
After hours of madness of the gremlin appearing and disappearing, and later Frank shooting the gremlin before it can kill one of the plane's pilots, Chakor and Frank finally arrive in Florida. However, when Chakor Channing returns on his flight back to his home, Nightmare Hill, he finally dies of serious depression of losing Kamalia Phellan while he is playing his pipe organ.
A Life's a Fish and Then You Fry Valentine's Day
- Main article: Chakor Rendall
Although Chakor Channing has died many times and has always come back up until The Terror of Flight 13, he returned in A Life's a Fish and Then You Fry Valentine's Day by the name of Chakor Rendall, a reincarnation of Chakor Channing.
Chakor Rendall was created when the body of Chakor Channing was cremated in a funeral home. However, when fire was set to his body, it caused it to become skinnier and more lifeless and become a grayish color much like that of Chakor Channing's appearance in the Hearts to Ashes series. Chakor Rendall awoke when the full moon came. He crawled out of his grave and began stalking the citizens of his hometown at night and would hide in the shadows during the daytime. Chakor Rendall makes his first and only appearance in the upcoming Life's a Fish and Then You Fry film; A Life's a Fish and Then You Fry Valentine's Day. Chakor Rendall's appearance is similar to Chakor Channing's, yet also very different. The fire burns had caused his skin to become very lifeless, he obtained very dark and raw bangs under his eyes, his bones were visible, and he had few hairs on his body that were very far apart from each other.
After realizing that it is his least favorite holiday; Valentine's Day, Chakor Rendall sees it as an opportunity to finally exact revenge on his former friend Kamalia Phellan once and for all so that his soul can finally go to rest.
Chakor Rendall sneeks into a Valentine's Day dance at the local school and hides in await for Kamalia and her date. When Kamalia and her date Tyler arrive at the dance, Chakor Rendall leaps out from his hidding place behind the gym bleachers and brutally attacks Kamalia before she has time to respond and start a wolf fight. However, Tyler runs out of the school and down to the police department and talks the policemen into arriving at the school where Kamalia is found badly wounded, however not dead. The dance continues as Kamalia, Tyler, and the policemen stay on close guard.
Chakor Rendall now knows that he will not be able to escape so easily and uses his supernatural black magic powers to create purple smoke as a diversion and escape. However his plans are foiled when he exits the school and finds Kamalia and Tyler waiting for him. Chakor Rendall finally decides its time for him to go to rest and kills Kamalia quickly and not long after Tyler who tries to kill him with a silver bullet. After killing both of his enemies once and for all, Chakor returns to the cemetery and buries himself in his grave.
We Are Not Alone
- Main article: Grey
|“||Do you think I changed my appearance, my voice, and my occupation just so you could come over and take away all of my popularity again? Well you though wrong little puppy! I thought that I did away with you and your friend a long time ago!||„|
|— Grey after being exposed as Chakor Channing in front of Kamalia Phellan|
In the upcoming film We Are Not Alone, Chakor Channing is scheduled to appear as Grey, the main antagonist. He is the ruler of the aliens and is named after the alleged species of alien called the greys.
Grey first appeared in the film when Frank and Kamalia Phellan were brought to him after arriving on the aliens' Mothership after Frank lost his cup of wine at a rocket launching station in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Kamalia chased after Frank to stop him from getting in trouble with the station's security guards, but this resulting in Frank and Kamalia being trapped in the rocket where Frank chased after his rolling wine cup. Frank and Kamalia were later pulled to the aliens' Mothership by a tracker beam and brought to Grey by the aliens' general. Grey told his fellow aliens that Kamalia was welcome as long as she did "try anything funny". Frank, however, Grey did not welcome because Frank is actually thought of as a criminal in his race. Grey ordered that Frank be locked in prison for the rest of his life. Kamalia, however, told Grey that she would not stay unless Frank could be with her until Grey and the aliens provided them with a ship to return to Earth. Grey agreed and soon went back into his secret office with his servant Skales.
Grey later felt that his true identity could be exposed if he acted like himself in front of Frank and Kamalia (since he had known them both before as Chakor Channing). Skales saw this as a weakness to Grey and threatened to expose his true identity if he did not appoint Skales the new leader of the aliens. Grey pulls out a laser gun and threatens to shoot Skales if he does not quit his attempted mutiny. Skales agrees and Grey leaves his office to find that Frank and Kamalia have short circuited the Mothership's motor in order to escape the ship.
Grey soon heads to the Mothership's engine room in a flying saucer and begins to fight with Kamalia. Little did Grey know that Kamalia was fighting him as a distraction while Frank was preparing a flying saucer for takeoff. Skales sneaked into Grey's office while he was fighting Kamalia and stole his power staff which was disguising him as an alien. Hence, revealing his true form to Kamalia. Kamalia is shocked to find that Grey is really her old enemy Chakor Channing and begins an argument with him about whether or not Kamalia actually betrayed Chakor. Chakor tells her that she "does not deserve to live" and that she is "full of herself". Kamalia then reveals to him that she never actually betrayed him and kicks him into the Mothership's engine, burning him to death and killing him once and for all as he screams in agony. The Mothership crash lands shortly before Frank and Kamalia escape in a flying saucer. Grey could not have survived.
Moment of Truth: The Backstory
Chakor Channing will return in Moment of Truth: The Backstory as a young child and later a teenager, until eventually, an adult. How Chakor came to hate Kamalia and become evil will be revealed.
|Forms of Chakor Channing|
|Chakor Channing||Chakor Channing's original form as a werewolf with yellow eyes, dark gray hair, gray skin and clothed with a black robe with purple indigo trimming. Chakor is most well known in this form and would often smoke a pipe.|
|Chakor Rendall||A form of Chakor Channing created as the result of cremation which brought Chakor back to life as a zombie-like werewolf creature given the last name of Rendall rather than Channing. It is also rumored that Rendall is actually Chakor's original middle name.|
|Grey||It is unknown how Chakor Channing/Chakor Rendall created this form of himself, but it is known that he used it to pose as the leader of the aliens that Frank came from. It is unknown why Chakor wanted to be the leader of the aliens. This form was his disguise of a typical grey alien simply named Grey.|
|N/A||The Curse of Wölfburg||Chakor Channing appears as an entirely different character in a different franchise as the mentally manipulative psychopath and owner of the Wolfware factory.|
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