|Charlotte "Lottie" Edwards
|Date of Birth||20 BE|
|Date of Death||Still alive.|
|Date of Death||She doesn't know it.|
|Marital Status||Steady with Aidan Foley|
- "It's like my dad always said: eventually, everyone gets shot."
- — Moe, The Simpsons
Charlotte "Lottie" Edwards is a thirty-four-year-old Stranded with green eyes and a vengeful streak. She resides in Big Town with a number of other Stranded. She has horrific burn scars on the entire right side of her body, which she hides with sweaters, scarves, baggy pants, and her long black hair.
Lottie was the third of three children and the only girl. She lived with her parents and brothers in the heart of Ephyra. Her father was a Pendulum Wars veteran who was honorably discharged after he lost a leg to a Bolo Grenade, and her mother worked in pharmaceuticals. Lottie's brothers treated her like one of the boys, and she became very withdrawn when they enlisted in the COG army. She wanted to go, but she was too young, not to mention female. Still, they kept in touch via frequent letters.
The boys were slated to return home, but then E-day struck. Lottie was recruited to work as a nurse in Ephyra's hospital, tending to wounded soldiers. As the Locust-Human War escalated, her brothers' letters became more and more infrequent. Finally, they stopped coming altogether. Lottie spent nearly all her time at the hospital trying to get word of her brothers from the injured gears.
At some point, she met and became friends with Bill Underbrook and the Matheson family. She thought of Bill as a second father and of the Mathesons as close friends. However, after the Mathesons' oldest son was killed, they bade their goodbyes to Lottie and left Ephyra with Bill.
During the events of the first Gears of War, both her brothers - members of Alpha squad - were killed in the line of duty. With troops stretched thin, the COG tags were mailed to the family rather than personally delivered. A few days after the memorial service, Lottie took the COG tags and her father's Gnasher and vanished. Eventually, she turned up in Big Town, where she was accepted by its then-residents, Nell Rourke, Gabriel Sheridan, Aidan Foley, the Mathesons, and Bill Underbrook.
For more on Lottie today, visit Reconnoiter at FanFiction.net.
- Lottie wears both her brothers' COG tags.
- Gabe jokingly calls her "Lottie the Shotty" because she only uses a Gnasher.
- Aidan calls her "Chuck".
- Bill calls her "Carly".
- Both her parents are very much alive and are evacuees from Ephyra.
- Lottie had a traveling companion, Jacob Walker, who became a resident of Big Town. He was kicked out after he threatened Nell.
- Originally, it had been planned that Lottie told Nell about Baird. She had met him and Cole after the events of Gears 1, when they delivered her brothers' COG tags to her family. This was changed during development because Screennameless didn't want any of the characters to have met any of Delta squad prior to the events of Reconnoiter.
- Lottie's theme song is "I'm So Sick" by Flyleaf.