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Charlotte Bowles
Charlotte Bowles.jpg
Biographical information
Birthdate: 2005
Status: Alive
Age: 8 (TV Series)
17 (Audio Series)
Other information
Gender: Female
Hair color: Brown
Eye color: Brown
Skin color: White
Monitor: Marion Bowles (formerly)†
Susan Duncan (formerly)†
Family: Marion Bowles (adoptive mother)†
Arthur Bell (foster father)
Maya Bell (foster sister)
Rachel Duncan (sister/direct genetic template)

Leda clones (sisters/genetic identicals)
Castor clones (genetic brothers)
Kendall Malone (sister/original genetic template)
Kira Manning (genetic niece; via Sarah)
Siobhan Sadler (genetic niece; via Kendall)

Series information
Portrayed by: Cynthia Galant
Tatiana Maslany (audio series)
Season/s: 2, 3, 4, 5
First appearance: "By Means Which Have Never Yet Been Tried"
Latest appearance: "From Dancing Mice to Psychopaths"
Appearance count: 8

Charlotte Bowles is a clone of Project Leda introduced in the finale of Season 2. She is an eight-year-old girl who is disabled in one leg. She lived with her adoptive mother Marion Bowles until she was abducted by the Neolutionists at some unknown point in time during Season 3.


Charlotte is the sole survivor of over 400 attempts to recreate a clone from the batch of Project Leda. She was created twenty years after the other Leda clones. The original genome the female clones were based on was lost in a fire twenty years before Charlotte was created. Several Project Leda scientists died in the fire, one of whom was thought to be Susan Duncan. Ethan Duncan claimed Aldous Leekie set the fire.

It is revealed in Season 4 that Charlotte was directly cloned from Rachel Duncan and that she suffers from an early onset version of the Leda clone respiratory degeneration.

Season 3

Her next appearance is within a hallucinating Sarah Manning, who has been following a rare reaction to the Castor clones' defect, although it is uncertain whether the girl Sarah saw was truly Charlotte or merely a younger version of herself or any other Leda clone. In her dream, Charlotte ushers Sarah to follow her, before disappearing as she is left to encounter a hallucination of Beth Childs.

Later on Charlotte appears to have been kidnapped by Neolution. The circumstances of her abduction are currently unknown. Captured by the Neolutionists, Susan explained to Charlotte that Rachel, who was also captured by Neolution, could be her new mother.

Orphan Black: The Next Chapter Audio Series

Season 1

Charlotte first appears visiting her Aunt Cosima and Aunt Delphine in their old Victorian house in the city. She lives in the basement when she is there. She stays with them in the city sometimes while her father Art Bell is busy or she needs to have assistance with her papers for school. She is into the science end of things very much like her aunts.

She was doing research and saw Dana Emmett in a photo online, Dana appeared sick. This was a shock for all involved as Dana was not on the Clone List that Rachel gave Felix all those years ago. They soon learn there are others that did not make it on that list either. Several being Vivi Valdez and a host of clones that Dana grew up with. They are known as the "Cousins" as they grew up together, each family being made up of scientists and raised the clones together.

"Charlotte stared at the woman—the clone—in the hospital bed. It was frightening: the mottled splotch crawling from beneath her hospital gown like some kind of living thing, the wheezing catch in her breath. This wasn’t the clone sickness, the cure for which rested against Charlotte’s hip. This was something else entirely." - Audio Series, Charlotte meeting Dana

She went to Boston with Alison to give Dana the Clone Vaccine and then found out that Dana did not have the Clone disease, she had something else, focused possibly on the LEDA Clone Genome. Not long after arriving to see Dana, Charlotte gets sick with the new Clone Virus.


  • She is the youngest female clone in the series.
  • A lot like Rachel, she seems to be a little aware that she is a clone.
  • Her actress made her own version of the clone dance of Season 2 finale which can be found on YouTube.
  • Cynthia Galant also played the younger version of Rachel Duncan in the home videos she and Sarah watches.
  • In the audio series Orphan Black: The New Chapter- Tatiana Maslany voices Charlotte, the other clones as well as narrates the series by Serial Box.
  • Charlotte is 8 years older in the Audio Series than in the TV Show.
Season 2 appearances
Nature Under Constraint and Vexed Governed by Sound Reason and True Religion Mingling Its Own Nature With It Governed As It Were By Chance Ipsa Scientia Potestas Est
To Hound Nature in Her Wanderings Knowledge of Causes, and Secret Motion of Things Variable and Full of Perturbation Things Which Have Never Yet Been Done By Means Which Have Never Yet Been Tried
Season 3 appearances
The Weight of This Combination Transitory Sacrifices of Crisis Formalized, Complex, and Costly Newer Elements of Our Defense Scarred by Many Past Frustrations
Certain Agony of the Battlefield Community of Dreadful Fear and Hate Ruthless in Purpose, and Insidious in Method Insolvent Phantom of Tomorrow History Yet to Be Written
Season 4 appearances
The Collapse of Nature Transgressive Border Crossing The Stigmata of Progress From Indistinct to Rational Control Human Raw Material
The Scandal of Altruism The Antisocialism of Sex The Redesign of Natural Objects The Mitigation of Competition From Dancing Mice to Psychopaths