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Howard E. Roberts was a student at Darrow University who dressed up as Char Gar Gothakon to defend the works of H.P. Hatecraft.

Physical appearance

Howard is a round faced Caucasian male with brown hair. He wears brown slacks with a light green polo shirt and dark green vest.

Personality

Howard is an obsessive fan of H.P. Hatecraft's who believes his books to be true. He was driven by his idolization to undermine and terrorize Hatecraft's rivals and critics, like Harlan Ellison, and then ultimately turn on Hatecraft himself.

History

Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated

Season one

Howard E. Roberts unmasked

Howard unmasked.

When H.P. Hatecraft held an assemble to denounce the existence of Char Gar Gothakon following the recurring attacks, the assembly is crashed by Char Gar Gothakon. He captures H.P. Hatecraft and is about to throw him off the roof of Hatecraft's mansion.

Fred, Velma, and Daphne created a diversion on the Gothakon, while Shaggy and Scooby jumped on Gothakon. Char Gar Gothakon screamed for help when he almost fell off the building when H.P. Hatecraft rescued him.

Char Gar Gothakon was about to make another sonic boom, until Fred gagged him and Velma unmasked him to be Howard E. Roberts. Roberts couldn't stand the nonsense toward H.P. Hatecraft, so he created the Char Gar Gothakon to support Hatecraft. But when Hatecraft denounced Char Gar Gothakon, Howard became Char Gar Gothakon to dispose of him. He also stated that it might not have been wise to glue live octopus tentacles to the mask which explains the smell in the bag that was found. Howard would have gotten away with it "if it weren't for the meddling kids." Howard was arrested by the campus police. (The Shrieking Madness)

Appearances

Notes/trivia

  • For reasons unknown, in the credits Howard E. Roberts is credited as Howard E. Robertson.
  • The name is a play on Robert E. Howard a writer (famous for creating Conan) who was a good friend of H.P. Lovecraft.
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