Just got home from the Capcom Cup today. The SF5 trailer I saw in that theater was nuts. Not only is Charlie still alive, but….. he's got this green jewel or something on his forehead now. Kind of like the one that belongs to Gill.
That makes me think he's being used against his will, in the same manner as "Shadow" from the Vs. series. Oh, well. Charlie was always cool in my book, and I'm glad to see him. As long as they don't put him in a thong, I can't complain if this does have anything to do with Gill.
But more importantly, this reveal also suggests one important thing. There are literally NO parameters for Capcom when it comes to picking characters anymore. Charlie is the second dead character they brought back after Gouken.
If dead characters can come back…. there's no reason for ALEX not to come back.