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Chuckles, from Ultima VII
Species: Human
Ultima VII
Location: Castle Britannia

Chuckles is Lord British's court jester. He is based on Chuck Bueche, one of the founders of Origin Systems.

Chuckles appeared as early as Ultima II in Pirates Harbour, and was most often found in the castle of Lord British. Most of the time, he hadn't much to say, and would merely be funny.

Following a clue from the jester Zajac in Ultima IV, Chuckles told the Stranger to speak to the waters of the well and ask it of the altars.

In Ultima V, it was revealed that it was Chuckles who had saved the Sceptre of Lord British from Lord Blackthorn's men, although in the end, it was a futile effort. In this entry in the series, Chuckles shared a chamber in Castle Britannia with both Alistair, the bard and with Stephen, the lower kitchen chef.

In Ultima VI, Chuckles gave the Avatar Lord British's stupid nickname: "Mr. Nose," which annoyed the king to no end. He also sent the Avatar on a wild goose chase to collect clues throughout Britannia, only to learn some useless advice from Smith the Horse. Chuckles was vital in Ultima VII, because after playing and winning his game of single syllable, the Avatar received a hint: the hero had to get the fortune told by the gypsies in Minoc. At this time, Lord British already had become quite annoyed with Chuckles.

Chuckles wasn't in the castle in Ultima Underworld II when it was imprisoned, but Dupre mentioned him. He said jokingly that they should be glad to be imprisoned, because the people outside had to endure Chuckles. He wasn't seen in Ultima IX, which was curious, and people suspected that a giant rat ate him.


  • In Ultima V, there is a curious matter involving Chuckles, a prison inmate named Drudgeworth, and a dead body hidden in a room behind the fireplace in Chuckles' room. Although Drudgeworth claims it is Chuckles' fault he is locked up, Chuckles appears to feign ignorance of the whole affair, saying nothing of the corpse, and responding "Who?" when asked about Drudgeworth.