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Charles Foster Offdensen
Dethklok 4 - charles foster offdensen
Background information
Sex Male
Mortality Alive
Role The Dead Man
Relations Dethklok (bread and butter)
Affiliations Dethklok (former manager, legal counsel, and chief financial officer)
Church of the Black Klok (leader)
Voiced by Brendon Small
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Charles Foster Offdensen


Charles Foster Offdensen (misspelled Ofdensen[1] and Offdenson,[2] or simply CFO) was Dethklok’s manager, legal counsel, and chief financial officer, the latter also incidentally being his initials. Following the events of The Doomstar Requiem he has since resigned as the band’s manager, and is now the High Holy Priest of the Church of the Black Klok.

Appearance[]

In accordance with his role, Offdensen is seen as a very professional, very serious businessman who has little (if any) time for fun and games.  He wears corporate casual suits and slicked back hair whenever he’s seen and glasses to emphasize the “No Funny Stuff” personality he expresses (though whether he needs glasses to see is up for debate as he was seen many times not wearing them while scouting information on the Falconback Project). 

In the Season 3 premier, “Renovationklok”, Charles has a scar on the left side of his cheek, caused by the Metal Masked Assassin in Dethrelease”. However, the scar does not appear for the remainder of the season.

Personality[]

He acts as the voice of reason against Dethklok’s constant disregard of law and logic. He acts as manager, lawyer, and advisor to Dethklok, protecting the band against everything from slowing record sales to themselves. Offdensen is one of the few individuals seen to interact with Dethklok for any significant length of time and evade subsequent mutilation or death.

Offdensen is a “dark parody” caricature of band managers, being “all about business;” he reacts with general apathy to the mayhem caused by Dethklok, his only concern seemingly being the legal or financial ramifications of their actions. Similarly, he shows little more than slight annoyance when the band insults him in one way or another. Despite his attempts to curb Dethklok’s violent behavior (at least in public), Offdensen has performed or ordered performed numerous acts of brutality. However, his violent acts are always quite calculated and done with surgical precision and with clear objectives in mind to protect the band—unlike the band’s violent actions and effects which tend to be extremely random and usually quite accidental. He has no problem ordering others to be beaten or killed (Dr. Rockso in particular, whom he orders to be beaten and tortured twice). General Crozier warns Dr. Rockso to “stay away from [Offdensen], he means business.”

In an extra clip on the Metalocalypse Season 2 DVD, Offdensen is seen telling Dethklok he’s sorry about Melmord’s splitting, likely fabricating the story that appeared in the news that Melmord was a pedophile. He also tells them he can be more fun like Melmord, proceeding to get drunk and party with Dethklok.

Offdensen’s knowledge of the conspiracy against Dethklok is unknown. His office has a safe containing classified information; however, the contents of the safe are never seen, as he catches Dr. Rockso just before the act of attempting to film them. He uses high-tech radar and surveillance to monitor the band’s safety during their ill-fated performance of Dethwater at the Gulf of Danzig in the season one finale; he likewise has an elaborate defense, escape and counterstrike prepared when military forces attack Dethklok.

Given Offdensen’s words it would appear he is very well aware of the conspiracy against Dethklok and seems to be aware of Salacia’s and possibly the Tribunal’s actions, but to what extent is still unknown. Upon viewing the “Church of the Black Klok”, it seems that Offdensen has actually been aware of Salacia’s and the Falconback Project after the attack on Mordhaus; the same episode where he was declared dead. Seeing how Dethklok was affected by their manager’s supposed death, the band members appear to realize how important Offdensen is to them in order to protect them and their band from outside threats, like Damien, and even themselves. His abilities as the band manager allow Dethklok to ignore any business matters once again and focus with what they are best at: Deth metal.

Skills and quirks[]

Offdensen is known for collecting lamps. He categorizes them into two groups: his “good lamps,” and his “cheap lamps.” Although it is unknown where the good lamps are from, all of the cheap lamps are from Ikea. When two of his good lamps were smashed by an angry Pickles (after he found out that Rikki Kixx had taken over Snakes N’ Barrels and made them sober), Offdensen told Pickles not to break his good lamps and told him to break the cheap lamps, instead. Pickles then proceeded to break all of the cheap lamps, with Toki coming in and joining Pickles. When they start to run out of cheap lamps, Offdensen uses an intercom to page one of the Klokateers to bring in more of the cheap lamps. Given Dethklok’s propensity for throwing tantrums and breaking things, it would seem Offdensen has a surplus of “cheap lamps” just in case. When Pickles notes how many lamps Charles has in his office, he merely replies that “lighting is important.”

Offdensen displays exceptional skill in close-quarters combat in several episodes. In “The Metalocalypse Has Begun” he single-handedly disarms and almost kills the Metal Masked Assassin, despite the latter being much more physically imposing. When he is surprised, badly beaten and thrown through a window several stories high in their next encounter, in the episode “The Revengencers”, he manages to land on his hands and feet without injury. In “Dethsources”, he has a fencing match with Melmord Fjordslorn to determine who would remain as Dethklok’s manager, having insisted that the only way to separate him from Dethklok would be to kill him. After a lengthy battle, Offdensen barely manages to stab Melmord (He fights him offhanded since Melmord is left handed) and force him off of the top of Mordhaus’ Dragonspire, causing him to fall to his death on the train tracks below.

Offdensen also seemingly has the ability to sense the presence of members of Dethklok and whether they are missing. He asks for a “headcount of the boys” in several episodes because in his words, “Something doesn’t feel right.” In all instances he was correct.

A special feature on the Metalocalypse Season 4 DVD set shows that Offdensen also likes to practice rapping when no one’s around.

Trivia[]

  • In “Dethsources”, he reveals that he fenced in college while talking to Melmord Fjordslorn. As well as showing a first place plaque for 1985, considering how in real life one has to be eligible for college sports within five years of graduating high school (which is usually ages 18-23) this would he was likely born in the range of 1962–67.
    • Keep in mind, however, that Metalocalypse is well-known for having a timeline that is not concrete, and the characters' ages are typically up to personal interpretation. This is more of an estimate than a canonical piece of information, and should be treated as such.
  • In “FatherKlok”, he makes a brief comment about his father. This is the first time (and only time) in the series where he speaks about his family.
  • Offdensen has taken steps to “tantrum proof” Mordhaus. This includes bolting picnic tables to the ground of the Mordhaus outside picnic area. Nathan discovers this during the episode “Dethecution”, when he tries to lift the picnic table in response to Offdensen’s attempts to get Dethklok back to work. When Nathan fails to move the picnic table, Offdensen reveals that they are bolted to the floor/ground. Nathan angrily responds, “Don’t you take away my ability to have tantrums, all right? That you cannot have, all right, you robot?”.
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One of CFO’s qualification certificates (by Dan Bigelow).

  • His initials (CFO) are likely an acronym, as it also stands for “chief financial officer.” Chief financial officers manage financial transactions, this is basically Offdensen’s position within Dethklok.
  • One of his qualifications is a course of instruction in “Secret Teachings”. [Transcript: This certifies that; Charles Foster Offdensen; Having successfully completed the Prescribed course of Instruction in; Secret Teachings; As Developed and taught by B. S. University and thus having shown proficiency is hereby awarded the title of; Dildosaurus Exemplitorius; Given in a jealous state of denial by; Piggy M. Riggle;[3] President]
  • He has been theorized to be of Danish origin, based on his last name bearing similarity to Odense, Denmark.[4] Also, in “Diversityklok”, Toki brings out a plate of chicken with a few country flags on them. The flags include the United States, Norway, Sweden and Denmark. Since each member of the band has a confirmed country/culture of origin (which are all represented on the chicken), the Danish flag is speculated to be for Charles.

References[]

  1. As shown in “Renovationklok
  2. As shown in “Fatherklok
  3. Verify “Riggle”
  4. Odense on Wikipedia
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