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Chance (I)

Real Name: Nicholas Powell
Occupation: Criminal-for-hire
Identity: Presumed secret
Legal Status: Citizen of the United States with no known criminal record
Other Aliases: None
Place of Birth: Unrevealed
Marital Status: Unrevealed, presumed single
Known Relatives: None
Group Affiliation: None
Base of Operations: New York City
First Appearance: WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #15

History: The man called Chance is a criminal who hires out his services to various employers under an unusual arrangement: he wagers his fee against his success. Hence, Chance only receives payment if he succeeds in accomplishing his task. It is because he values risk highly that he took the alias Chance.

Chance first encountered the costumed crimefighter, Spider-Man, after Chance killed a fence named Andre Bouillon, who had refused to be part of the intelligence network run by Chance's then current employer, the Foreigner. Seeing Spider-Man go after one of Bouillon's client, the criminal Black Fox, Chance contacted the Foreigner and wagered his fee, $10,000, at double or nothing, that he could defeat Spider-Man. The Foreigner agreed to the terms, and Chance attacked Spider-Man. Due to the arrival of police, Chance was forced to leave without having killed his target. Shortly afterwards, Chance attacked Spider-Man again only to be defeated by him. Spider-Man left Chance for the police, but it is unknown whether of not they actually took him into custody.

Later, Chance was hired by a corrupt New York City government official, Robert Phalen, to kill Nigel Townes, a witness to the murder of a city planning board membernamed Gromossky. The costumed crimefighter, Daredevil, thwarted an attempt by Chance to kill Townes. Later, Chance decided against harming Townes, both because Phalen had himself just died and because Chance admired Townes's own luck in escaping him so far.

Still later, Chance was hired by a survivalist group called the Life Foundation to steal a secret arms shipment. He again clashed with Spider-Man but succeeded in escaping with the weapons, only to be made prisoner by his employers, who had no intension of paying him. Instead, they sought to duplicate his wrist blasters and ankle jets. Spider-Man freed Chance and together they battled the Life Foundation's guard and escaped. In revenge, Chance blew up the weapons he had stolen for them.

Chance currently remains at large; his whereabouts is unknown to us at this time.

Height: 6 ft.
Weight: 185 lbs.
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Reddish Brown

Strength Level: Chance possesses the normal human strength of a man of his, age, height, and build who engages in moderate regular exercise.

Known Superhuman Powers: None

Weapons and Paraphernalia: Chance wears wrist blasters, which can fire destructive lasers beans and powerful blasts of concussive energy. The wrist blasters can destroy steel objects. The limits on these weapons are unknown. He can also fire darts from his wrist blasters. These darts, made of a clear material resembling glass, are filled with acid, which can burn through masonry. The acid is released when the darts break on impact when released. Targeting computers guide the blasters' aim.

Chance also wears ankle jets, which enable him to fly through the air at high speed. It is not known how fast he can fly or how long he can fly without refueling.

Chance's equipment is controlled from his helmet through unknown cybernetic means. The equipment is powered by a power pack Chance wears on his back.

Chance's helmet contains scanning devices that enable him to see in all directions around and above himself.

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