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Gunhaver on patrol

Charles Gunhaver is the erstwhile leader of the Cheat Commandos. Among his mission credits are leading an action figure storage vehicle attack on Blue Laser, leading a search party to uncover Blue Laser's secret desert headquarters, and staving off the danger of Blue Laser saving money at Price Style. Certain parts of the cartoon Let us give TANKS! strongly suggest that the rest of the Cheat Commandos regard Gunhaver as possibly too enthusiastic about his duties. He makes a cameo in an Easter egg in Teen Girl Squad Issue 7. A running gag surrounding him is people will usually flub his name.

He is usually seen in a brown fur-lined coat, a cowboy hat, and sunglasses. As his name (pronounced as "Gun Havver") and a claim on his box each suggest, Gunhaver has a semi-automatic pistol. The gun was seen hanging on the wall and labeled by Reynold in Shopping for Danger. Gunhaver was actually shown brandishing it (to the astonishment of Blue Laser Commander) in "Let us give TANKS!". He relinquishes it to Flashfight in 2 Part Episode: Part 1.

Gunhaver is voiced by Crack Stuntman, who has difficulty remembering his character's name, calling him such names as "Gun-hay-ver" and "the gun-shaver". According to The Next Epi-Snowed, Crack Stuntman often attempts to change his character's lines and introduce odd and self-serving turns into the story. For example, Gunhaver's (and the Cheat Commandos') catch phrase is "Rock rock on!", but in An Important Rap Song, Gunhaver says it is now "Riggidy roll!".

After growing tired of Stuntman's demands, A. Chimendez sent Gunhaver on "a secret mission to the moon for an undisclosed period of time" and "when he gets back his voice might have changed". Crack was given his job back in Pistols for Pandas, however.

Gunhaver was the leader of the Cheat Commandos until he was relieved of his command by Flashfight in 2 Part Episode: Part 1. He then went to work for Jaded Teen Pizza with Silent Rip and Crackotage under the management of Reynold's brother, but the three quit and went to run their own restaurant, Kitchen Commandos, which closed after three months.

Gunhaver's first name, Charles, was revealed by Blue Laser commander in "Let us give TANKS!" after he asked Gunhaver to play a song. It wasn't used again until Reynold's brother reprimanded him in "2 Part Episode: Part 1".

Gunhaver is a direct parody of Duke and Gen. Hawk from G.I. Joe (the leadership of Duke; Hawk's Stylin' Coat and Cool Shades from the Sunbow and DiC cartoons, respectively) with a Peter Cullen-esque voice.

Gunhaver is one of the Cheat Commandos featured in the first Cheat Commandos figurine set.

In 8-Bit is Enough, it's revealed that Gunhaver is Strong Bad's favorite Cheat Commando.

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