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


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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