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Charmeleon (Pokémon)

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Origin
 
===Origin===
Charmeleon resembles a small dinosaur with remnants of {{p|Charmander}}'s {{wp|salamander}}-like appearance, with the body plan of a {{wp|therapodTheropoda|theropod}} and a single horn on the top of the head, crestitself ofbearing a resemblance with theropod's crests such as the one of ''{{wp|Parasaurolophus}}''.
 
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As confirmed by ''[[M20|I Choose You!]]'', what seems to be a head crest is rather a horn that then becomes the twin horns of Charizard. Similarly, the snout is slightly more protruding than that of Charmander, but still rather short and rounded compared to Charizard's snout. The hands themselves are more developed compared to the original three-fingered ones of Charmander, having visible white claws while not yet having the separate fingers of Charizard. Finally, Charmeleon doesn't feature a {{wp|prehensile tail}}, and said tail is rather used as a weapon.
 
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