Was Chara at all inspired by GLaDOS from the Portal franchise? I mean GLaDOS offers cake to Chell, then tries to murder her. Chara gives Frisk a slice of pie and then tries to murder them. They both seem like the all high and mighty type. Chara made Frisk solve deadly puzzles and GLaDOS made Chell complete deadly puzzles. Then they both act like Frisk and Chell were thr bad guys by acting as if there a threat.
The two do seem very much alike, don’t they?
was actually not an inspiration for Chara, but the parallels were not lost on us after the fact. There’s also the fact that Chara (not so) helpfully guided Frisk and feigned support when Frisk did well. However, that’s about where the similarities end. Chara and GLaDOS have similar composure, but their motivations and goals are very different…