Chuck Character in Wanted Hero | World Anvil
Widower, father, friend, warrior, rebel, philanthropist, master botanist & butterfly farmer, Morphiophelius ‘Smith’ (a.k.a. “Chuck”) is the oldest known mortal and considered one of the most powerful mägo in history, with the exceptions of the The Hero and Mahan himself.

What We Don't Know

Fiercely private about his past, you'll be hard pressed to discover much about the origins of the happy-go-lucky-but-be-nice-or-I’ll-hit-you-with-my-staff mägo, unless he’s revealed it himself.   It's a distinct advantage when you can outlive everyone around you.   How old he is, we don't know.
How powerful he is as a mägo, we don't know.
How many people he knows or has connections with, we truly don't know.   So what DO we know?      

What We Do Know

  Chuck has a seemingly never-ending list of skills, interests, and connections which he has manifest during his interactions with others in more modern times.   Though we lack records of Chuck's actual birth, I can confirm through the ancient Evolu archives that a powerful mägo, roamed the land, battling side by side the Evolu, Kutollum and even the Nocturi races in their fight against the encroaching forces of Mahan.  
All through the night, we received the wounded and weary. Many whispered a grey-robed mägo, calling down wind and lightning from the sky to allow for their escape…and commanded the ground to swallow our enemy whole…
— Brother Tynn, Kirk of Willowcreek
  It has never been a secret as to why Morphiophelius has lived this long...   Chuck has always openly admitted that he used his vast magical knowledge to slow his own aging until a new hero was called. His sole intent was to help whoever possessed the Ithari next to destroy Mahan once and for all.    

A Mägo’s Influence

Another advantage of long life and a lack of social bubbles, is being able to play a key role in the development of society. Chucks titles and exploits include (but are not limited to):  
  • Professor [School of Magic, a.k.a. University of Magic];
  • Mägo of the First Order;
  • Olen Grand Champion {14 titles won, not including 5 title defenses}
  • Regular contributor to Wizard’s Day, Better Shacks and Gardens and on occasion, to Gnome Geographic (as a foreign correspondent) ;
  • Founded the first official bank in Clockworks City, with personal and business loans starting as low as 12.275% OAC;
  • Holds Fastest Land Speed World Record On A Rocket Tricycle (642.7mph) ;
  • Member of the Neuvo-Kuisa ;
  • Initiated The Great Disco Infusion of Clockworks City;
  • Disgusted at how gnomes were “shaking their booties,” initiated The Great Disco Ban of Clockworks City;
  • Was the only mägo to assist the Kutollum during The Invasion At Hollow Pass;
  • President and Co-Founder of the Olen Rogers Fan Club (check him out on YouTube). The club has 612,435,118 active gnome members (Betty Shirp [a.k.a. The Shadow] is the other co-founder, but because she tends to be a stalker, we don’t talk about her much…so, ya know…Olen, be careful, man).
  • Invented the ‘ Holiday Umbrella ’.

Professional Parent

Losing his wife and only child to war, Chuck has taken great joy and pride in stepping into random roles, especially as a father-figure. Both Dax and King Robert III were raised by the mägo—in both cases, to save the infants lives.    Morphiophelius was uniquely qualified to teach Dax how to harness his teleportation abilities, while his extensive connections in human society enabled him to groom Robert III to take back his throne as King of Andilain.   Chuck has quickly stepped into a parental role with Wendell P. Dipmier -- showing both guidance and extreme protection over the youth.    

An Ordinary Guy...

There is another side to this amazing mägo, however–and it’s one few people get the chance to witness.   An avid cook and passionate collector of cheese,  Morphiophelius loves to wind down with an aged glass of homemade grapefruit kombucha and a pipe full of mullen when the weather gets nippy.   Late at night, if you sneak close to a cottage window, you just might hear him relaxing to the brilliant musical sounds of Sultans of StringBreak of Reality or the ever-popular Gnome bandBig Bob and the Thigh Smackers.


unknown (Human?)




5' 11"








The most prominent facial feature is his exceptionally long beard, which has grown to over six feet in length. Chuck is a humble man, and though he sports mägoweave, he prefers to wear the cloth in a traditional mägo manner--grey robes of his office.
Chuck is an expert swordsman, hand to hand combatant, and is known to be an extreme competitor in:
  • Skateboarding,
• Mountain Boarding,
• Drifting,
• BMX,
• Motocross,
• Aggressive Inline Skating,
• Mountain Biking,
• Caving,
• Rock Climbing,
• Free Climbing,
• Bouldering,
• Mountaineering,
• Parkour,
• Sand kiting,
• Zorbing,
• Surfing,
• Body boarding,
• Waterskiing,
• Wake Boarding,
• Kitesurfing,
• Windsurfing,
• Cave diving,
• Kayaking,
• Cliff Jumping,
• Scuba Diving,
• White Water Rafting,
• Jet Skiing, 
• Snowboarding,
• Snow Skiing,
• Ice Climbing,
• Snowmobiling,
• Base Jumping,
• SkyDiving,
• Bungee Jumping,
• Hang Gliding,
• Paragliding

  …and he also likes an occasional game of croquet.
"Let them think whatever they like...I can't fix stupid."
"Humans are plagued with the same diseases which bring the downfall of EVERY civilization: GREED! LUST FOR POWER! IGNORANCE! FAT WOMEN IN SPANDEX!!"
"You have to be the kind of person your friends can count on. The kind of man who will stand firm in the face of adversary.
...unless she's REALLY cute."
"Think that's talent? That's nothing! ANYone can pull a rabbit out of a hat. You pull a hat out of a rabbit and THEN we'll talk!"


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Dec 26, 2020 23:24 by Avalon Arcana

I feel like Chuck would be the kind of person to wack you on the head with a stiff if they are wrong...or being a jackass. I don't know why, but I love him.

You should check out the The 5 Shudake, if you want of course.
Dec 27, 2020 22:29 by Jaime Buckley

....I see you've MET Chuck....LOL.   Yes, he is one for instant and unforgettable corrections. ....with a smidgen of love, of course. He's always kind.   ...unless it's time NOT to be kind. (wink)

Storyteller, Cartoonist,..pretty awesome friend =)
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Dec 27, 2020 22:29 by Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull

Croquet or crochet? I suppose you could compete in crochet if you tried hard enough. :D   Chuck sounds like a fascinating guy. I like the fact he acts as a father figure to people.

Emy x   Etrea | Vazdimet
Dec 28, 2020 02:43 by Jaime Buckley

HAH! Thank you So much for catching that error!!!'s croquet!   Chuck has been the #1 favorite of both readers and fans of the original comic books since 2005--Wendell being a close second.   Have to admit that he is a complete joy to visit with and write about.   My wife used to say that while I was writing books, she would walk through the room and almost hear Chuck responding to me....   (grin)

Storyteller, Cartoonist,..pretty awesome friend =)
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Dec 28, 2020 03:49 by J. Thorne

The accomplishments list -- I wanna be THAT kind of well-rounded when I grow up! :D

Dec 28, 2020 14:39 by Jaime Buckley

Chuck saw your comment.   He said, "Develop your skill at Speed-Learning....and don't listen to stupid people. You'll do fine!"

Storyteller, Cartoonist,..pretty awesome friend =)
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