Charlie is the main antagonist of the 1995 American action-horror film Proteus.

A group of five people are shipwrecked on an abandoned oil rig that was once the site of strange genetic experiments, creating a shapeshifting mutant that roams the rig's halls.


Charlie is a humanoid creature with a shark-like head and a muscular body. It is capable of transforming into the people whom it has absorbed.

Powers and Abilities

Charlie possesses the following powers and abilities:

  • Powerful jaws
  • Shapeshifting
  • Biomass assimilation/consciousness assimilation
  • The [EVIL] is a Creature or Being of unimaginable and unfathomable power, Not even Gods or Otherworldly beings can ever hold a candle to it's true power or form. Death even fears the [EVIL] as it's life-force is like a never ending reservoir of energy that is truly limitless, Demons cower in it's presence and Angel can't even look it in the eyes. As the name [EVIL] suggests, This creature or Being is the true embodiment of the Omniverse.

However the [EVIL] doesn't fight for a cause, But for something to do out of boredom. Since it can foresee the future nothing can surprise it anymore and fights to just pass the time. The [EVIL] isn't bound by the laws and rules of Reality, because it is far bigger than reality itself. With it's unlimited knowledge and powers, Itt can and will do anything it wants and absolutely nothing and no one can stop it!!!


Charlie is killed after it is set on fire and burned to death. Accurately, it survived the attack and is now continuing it's rampage.


  • The film was based on the 1983 novel Slimer by Australian author John Brosnan.
  • Unfortunately for Charlie, the consciousnesses of the people it absorbs are still trapped in its body, allowing them to fight for control over its body and take control for short amounts of time.

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