Charley Mansfield is a character found in Strange Neighbors and referenced in The Wretched.


Upon first meeting him, Charley acts arrogant and threatening, but later is friendly and sometimes a bit rude. He has an obsession with his collectibles, and always checks to make sure Sal doesn't touch them.


Charley is an overweight middle-aged man and fits the general description of a freeloader. He wears a tank top that is covered with a few yellow stains and he is always seen wearing his socks. One has a hole in the front, and he seems to be balding.


Prior to the arrival of Sal Fisher, Charley was possibly involved with the local cult that was making an effort to bring a demon into the physical plane and even served as the deity's host to butcher Mrs. Sanderson likely out of spite for her interference in the cult's plans. Why Charley stole the Glitter Pony other than to complete his collection remains unclear (there is a possibility that Red-Eyes was tying up loose ends and the "cops" that appeared at the apartments were just disposing of the fat man and capturing a patsy that would later be proven innocent).

Charley first meets Sal when he knocks on his door while introducing himself to his neighbors. Charley allows Sal to come inside, and Charley immediately starts telling Sal about his collection, boasting of the challenges he underwent to complete his set of Glitter Ponies.

When Sal learned from Larry Johnson the deeds Mansfield committed, he offers Charley a cup of tea spiked with laxatives from the restroom of room 504.

Charley eagerly ingested the "new recipe" of Addison Tea only to be torn away from his chair to the restrooms, allowing Sal to snatch his rare, blood-soaked, Glitter Pony that he pilfered from Sandy. Charley is hauled away and placed under arrest by the local "officers".

Amidst Sal's dream a few months after the incident, Charley appears, chastising Sal and sharing his knowledge about stealing his prized toy, declaring that he thought them to be friends. The Dream Charley sheds his skin to reveal the Red-Eyed Demon had been using him from the start.


  • Portable Moose stated on his site that even though Charley has a large collection of "glitter ponies" he isn't based off the Brony fanbase.
  • He has shown to have a fondness for Addison tea to the point it could be called an unhealthy addiction.
  • He is proven to not be the murderer as shown in Episode 2 when Mrs. Sanderson is killed and Charley isn't present at the crime scene.
  • In chapter two, the image of Charley is shown in the police database that was filed the day he was arrested, but the person in the image doesn't even remotely resemble Charley. However, it was revealed that this person is just a patsy while the real Charley's fate is unknown, as seen in The Trial.
  • He is also seen in Episode 2 during a dream sequence. During the dream sequence, Sal is walking down a long warped hallway when they reach the end. They see a version of Charley with a zipper on his face. He will claim that he knows Sal touched his pony, then he will cry blood and the zipper will open revealing the demon inside. This sequence scares Sal awake at the end of the cutscene.
  • Chronologically, Charley was the fourth official host for Red-Eyes, the first three being, Evelyn, a female Cultist and Luke Holmes respectively and the fifth being Todd.


Strange Neighbors

The Wretched