タマランゼ会長 President Tamaranze
|Anime debut||All Fired Up!|
|English voice actor||Jimmy Zoppi|
|Japanese voice actor||Masaharu Satō|
Charles Goodshow (Japanese: タマランゼ会長 President Tamaranze), often referred to as Mr. Goodshow, is a recurring character who appeared in the Pokémon anime. He is the President of the League Competition Committee. He made his debut appearance in All Fired Up!.
Mr. Goodshow debuted in All Fired Up!, where he was introduced by Officer Jenny as the President of the Pokémon League Torch Committee. During the torch relay that took place prior to the Indigo Plateau Conference in the Kanto region, he watched over the flame of the Legendary Pokémon Moltres to make sure no harm would come to it.
When Ash attempted to join the ceremonial relaying of the torch as one of the torch runners, Officer Jenny tried to stop him, saying he looked like a troublemaker. However, Mr. Goodshow stepped in and defended Ash while also informing Officer Jenny that how a person looked on the outside was not as important as who they were on the inside. As a result, Ash was allowed to run with the flame.
In A Claim to Flame!, Mr. Goodshow appeared during the opening ceremonies of the Johto League general championship competition, the Silver Conference. He was seen giving out balloons to greet the attendees. He also had a cameo appearance in Can't Beat the Heat!, in which he was shown watching the Full Battle between Ash and his rival Gary in the eighth-finals of the tournament.
In Like a Meowth to a Flame, the Team Rocket trio stole the flame during the opening ceremonies of Hoenn's Ever Grande Conference and tried to fly away with it, but Mr. Goodshow was confident that Ash would get the flame back. Mr. Goodshow's intuition was right as Ash was able to safely return the flame to its rightful place, allowing the tournament to go on as planned. In At the End of the Fray, he made another cameo to present Tyson with the championship trophy.
Mr. Goodshow made small, non-speaking appearances during the Lily of the Valley Conference in Sinnoh. In An Old Family Blend!, he viewed the opening ceremony with Sinnoh League Champion Cynthia. He then spent the remaining episodes in that arc watching battles with Cynthia.
Charles Goodshow is the head of the committee responsible for organizing the Pokémon League Conferences taking place in several regions across the Pokémon world. He is an energetic old man who greatly enjoys overseeing the various tournaments promoted by the Pokémon League.
As the President of the Pokémon League Torch Committee, he observes the ceremonial relaying of the torch to ensure that the flame will safely arrive at the stadium. He is also seen during the opening ceremonies of many League Conferences, shouting words of encouragement to the participating Trainers, as well as during the closing ceremonies, awarding the winning Trainer with the championship trophy.
Charles Goodshow also appears to have an interest in Pokémon Contests, as he revealed in Like a Meowth to a Flame that he watched the Hoenn Grand Festival on the television, and that he admired May's performance in it.
- His Japanese name is based on that of the President of the International Olympic Committee at the time of the initial airing of the Indigo Plateau Conference, Juan Antonio Samaranch. This furthers the link between each Pokémon League Conference and the real-world Olympic Games.
- During the Ever Grande Conference, Ash and his friends refer to Mr. Goodshow as a Professor rather than as President.
- Ash asks Mr. Goodshow if he is Santa Claus, despite having already met Santa in Holiday Hi-Jynx.
|Japanese||タマランゼ会長 President Tamaranze||See Trivia.|
|English, Italian||Charles Goodshow|
|Chinese||達馬嵐其會長 President Dámǎlánqí||Transliteration of his Japanese name|
|Danish||Charles Godtshow||Literally "Charles Goodshow"|
|Norwegian||Herr Goodshow||Literally "Mister Goodshow"|
|Swedish||Farbror Goodshow||Literally "Uncle Goodshow"|
|This article is part of Project Anime, a Bulbapedia project that covers all aspects of the Pokémon anime.|