Charles Ferrial was the killer of his brother, jester Triboulet, in Murder Is No Joke (Case #13 of Travel in Time).


Charles is a 52-year-old tax collector and the twin brother of the victim. He has balding gray hair and blue eyes. He wears a black-and-red coat over a white undershirt with frilled collars. He has a blue ink stain on the left part of his jacket. It is known that Charles does fencing, eats foie gras and is left-handed.

Height 5'5"
Age 52
Weight 135 lbs
Eyes blue
Blood B-

Events of Criminal Case

Charles became a suspect after Zara and the player found a locket showing the victim and Charles' paintings, later learning that he was the victim's twin brother. Being asked about his brother, Nicolas, Charles told the team that he had not seen much of him as their lives had taken them down different paths. He then explained that he had just arrived in Chambord to deliver taxes to King Francis I.

Charles was spoken to again when Zara and the player found his letter about disowning his brother. He informed the team that his brother's jokes were growing increasingly offensive and that, if the king had taken offense to his jokes, the repercussions could have affected his whole family. He explained that he had moved away from Chambord in order to escape the king's temper.

In the end, it was proven that Charles was Triboulet's killer. Charles admitted that he was incredibly jealous of his brother because he had always wanted to be a jester himself. When Triboulet started making jokes about him, Charles began to lose his cool; when Triboulet did not stop cracking jokes, Charles stabbed him in the stomach. When he kept going on, Charles stabbed him in the heart, making Triboulet laugh. He then stabbed him in the throat to silence him permanently. King Francis sentenced him to life in prison.


  • As Charles turns out to be the killer of his brother at the climax of his murder investigation, he is one of the killers in Travel in Time to commit domestic homicide.
  • In Murder Is No Joke's sticker album, it is noted in the suspect list sticker that Charles is almost 5'6" when he appeared as exactly 5'5" in his profile. This is most likely a developer oversight.
  • Charles bears a resemblance to Louis de Funès, a late French actor and comedian.

Case appearances



  1. As of 1515


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