Think its just a street thing which sticks with Gunn even after he becomes a full-time member of the team. From time to time people do call him Charles though. I can remember Fred often doing it.Why do fans and the show's characters tend to regard Charles by his surname, instead of his first name? No one called Wesley, Cordelia or Fred by their surnames.
I thought he was a very good character. Charles struck me as the type that many tend to overlook or take for granted, due to his personal background. This reminds me of the type when Fred had regarded him as "the muscle" back in early Season 3. Then I recall the Season 4 episode, "Players" in which Gwen Raiden was the only one who didn't regard him as someone less than intelligent. In fact, many fans were only willing to accept that he possessed "street smarts". They never considered the possibility that Charles was a lot more intelligent. Worse, Charles had internalized his friends' opinions of him by the end of Season 4, despite Gwen's own opinion.
I think it's just one of those things where people get known by their surnames and they even use their surnames themselves when introducing themselves.Why do fans and the show's characters tend to regard Charles by his surname, instead of his first name? No one called Wesley, Cordelia or Fred by their surnames.