"The day isn't over yet, dear."
Charlene is only mentioned twice in the deleted scene "Vanessa Meets Doof" as part of the bonus feature of the DVD, supposedly being divorced with Heinz. When their daughter Vanessa berated her father for banishing her boyfriend Tony Marzulo, she decides to go back to her mother's place by taking her father's blimp keys to get there. As Vanessa leaves for Charlene's, Heinz tells her to tell Charlene that she had fun though. (Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension)
Following Heinz's arrest and the Norm Bots' destruction, it is revealed that Charlene has her own penthouse during Heinz's reign, and had actually pretended to be divorced with Heinz for several finance advantages, since she actually shares much of Heinz's evil. With the Doofenshmirtz reign of terror having ended, she plotted revenge against the Resistance. It's also revealed that she is responsible for the capture of many of O.W.C.A.'s agents (including Pinky the Chihuahua and Peter the Panda) and their transformations into cyborgs during Heinz's reign, similar to how Heinz defeated Perry the Platypus and transformed him into the cyborg he is now. Upon learning this, Resistance leader Candace Flynn decides to investigate the situation, and coerced Heinz into helping her. However, having expecting this as part of her plan to free Heinz, Charlene has her cyborgs to trap Candace, Phineas, and Platyborg in her penthouse, planning to turn both Candace and Phineas into cyborgs. Charlene is also annoyed of Heinz focusing his attention on his childhood toy train Choo-Choo, so she just throws it away, resulting Heinz to go back to his evil ways. However, Ferb manges to free the three by pretending that he was turned into a cyborg by Charlene, allowing the Resistance to infiltrate Charlene's penthouse. As the Resistance manage to free all the agents of their evil programming with fedora hats equipped with magnetic deprogramming chips, Candace engages into a bo staff fight with Charlene and defeats her. Charlene was then about to join Heinz in Resistance custody, but an arriving Vanessa tricks Candace into letting her have a moment with her parents, which allowed the Doofenshmirtz family and Pandaborg (the only animal cyborg who wasn't freed of his evil programming) to escape in a hover car driven by Tony himself. As the notorious Doofenshmirtz family escape, Vanessa introduces Tony to Heinz and Charlene; the former recognizing him as the boy he banished earlier because of his interest towards Vanessa. ("Tales from the Resistance: Back to the 2nd Dimension")
Skills and abilities
Charlene turns out to be an impressive shooter and a bo fighter, as she was able to briefly defeat Candace (who is also a bo fighter herself) in combat.
Just like her husband, Charlene is extremely intelligent, as she planted a fake divorce with him to ensure of their family's safety and finances just in case Doof would be overthrown and imprisoned. She was also able to initiate a series of attacks to trick the Resistance into freeing Doof.
It also seems that Charlene is able to understand and inherit some of Doof's skills in robotics, as she was the one who created the giant mechanical ants and turned several of O.W.C.A.'s animal agents into Animal Borgs with the same technology Doof used to create his Norm Bots and turn his nemesis Perry into Platyborg.
"Of course. And I also knew you would use Heinz to get in the building, bringing my husband back to me and getting you here, so I could get the drop on you."
Just like her husband, Charlene is actually also willing to eliminate those that pose as some significant obstacle, such as blasting a grenade at the Firestorm Girls when they arrived at her lair, though this failed when the Firestorm Girls managed to evade the blast.
Despite her being a darker and more sinister version of the 1st Dimension Charlene, she does tends to have a certain flaw and lighter side: she reacted in shock when one of the freed agents messed up her manicure, something which distracted her long enough for Candace to defeat her in combat. In spite of her evil ways, she genuinely loves Heinz, since they had pretended to be divorced for financial advantages during Heinz's reign; she also truly cares for their daughter Vanessa, who was willing enough to help both her and Heinz escape from Resistance custody.
- She is one of the three 2nd Dimension characters to look exactly like their counterparts (the others are Carl Karl and Linda Flynn-Fletcher), though her look belies her true personality.
- "Tales from the Resistance: Back to the 2nd Dimension" (First appearance)
- Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension (DVD) (Deleted scene)
|2nd DimensionResidents of the|
| Phineas-2 | Ferb-2 | Baljeet-2 | Buford-2 | Isabella-2 | Gretchen-2 |
Holly-2 | Katie-2 | Milly-2 | Ginger-2 | Adyson-2 | Irving-2
|Candace-2 | Vanessa-2 | Jeremy-2 | Carl-2 | Tony Marzulo|
|Linda-2 | Lawrence-2 | Doofenshmirtz-2 | Charlene-2 | Monogram-2 | Taxi Driver|
|The Resistance | Firestorm Girls | Norm Bots | Animal Borgs | O.W.C.A.|
|Perry-2 | Pinky-2 | Peter-2 | Terry-2|