“This is for you Pete. I'll face the villain and beat the game.”
Chuck Dinglewood is the deuteragonist of Step Closer, the first story in the book of the same name.
Chuck has braces and carries around an inhaler.
Chuck always goes to Freddy Fazbear's Pizza after school with his friends and his older brother, Pete, who babysits him due to their parent's divorce. One day, while watching him at Freddy’s, he decides to scare Chuck by taking him to the maintenance room to see Foxy. Chuck escapes as Pete tries to start up Foxy, as Chuck is afraid of Foxy. Pete's shirt gets caught on a nail as he tries to catch him. Pete manages to escape and the brothers return home. When they arrive, their mom shows them brochures about being organ donors.
He later reappears after Pete's freak accident with a hook, telling Pete that these events that are happening to him seem weird. Pete dismisses the idea of anything weird happening, but Chuck starts theorizing about what might have caused them. They settle into a truce after playing video games together.
On Sunday, Chuck enters his brother's room to explain his theory that Foxy was causing the attacks. Pete refuses the idea, and believes that he is just trying to get revenge. He angrily tells Chuck to leave his room, and the truce is over.
The next day, after Pete's freak accidents in school, he messages Chuck saying that he believes him now and to meet him at Freddy’s. He ditches school to run to the pizzeria, but Pete is not there. His dad calls him to pick him up, announcing that Pete was in an accident. Then they go to the scene of the accident, where his mom is already there, and are able to see Pete's body.
Four weeks after the tragic incident, Chuck goes back to Freddy’s to see Foxy and confront him on Pete’s behalf, but when he tries to start up Foxy, he remains motionless.