Chaud Blaze is a character from the Mega Man Battle Network series of role-playing games.
Chaud is usually serious and speaks realistically. He chooses not to have friends, because he enjoys his solitude. If presented with a task, he will handle it with great determination. However, in MegaMan NT Warrior Axess, he sees Lan as a good partner and friend and begins to open up. In the manga, he's less serious, easily getting emotional. This is usually shown when someone mocks him either directly or indirectly and ends up with him wreaking out his frustration on the person, particularly Sean and Lan, both of which are shown in a humorous manner.
While initially being aloof, he eventually comes to accept his friendship with Lan after he saved him from DarkMan, PlantMan, and DrillMan.
Chaud is an official "NetBattler," commissioned by the government in order to investigate Net Crimes. Chaud is Lan's primary rival, while both working towards a similar goal. This eventually leads to a degree of mutual respect and friendship between them.
He is the NetOp (Operator) of ProtoMan.EXE. Chaud is the son of IPC's (BlazeQuest in the English anime) president Shuseki Chaud. His mother died while he was still young, and Chaud was forced into becoming the vice-president of his father's corporation, a position which contributed to his initial cold attitude towards Lan. As the series progresses, he gains more respect for Lan, and also begins to open up to others, smiling more often. He does not, however, lose his serious outlook during battle, nor does he act impulsively before thinking.
- Unlike most of the main characters in the Battle Network series, Chaud's name is not a pun off a computer term.