Real Name: George Grogan
Powers/Special Skills: above-average strength
Special Weapons/Tools/Armor: magic chain
Affiliations: Slythe Blackman
Other Aliases: none
Status: at large
The story of the supervillain Chain actually began hundreds of years ago in another world. In this place, a dimension of magic, there lived two wizards. One, a lonely, humble hermit named Brom, lived deep in a vast desert. The other, a scheming warlock named Slythe, had manipulated his way to the position of High Advisor to the King. From the first time they met, these two men knew they were destined to battle. And battle they did, until the epic conclusion. Neither wizard seemed able to kill the other, but Brom managed to bind Slythe’s essence within a long iron chain. He then hid the warlock’s inert body in a secret cave.
Brom passed the centuries perfecting and honing the arts of white magic, always keeping the chain that held the vengeful spirit of his enemy. When he knew that he had learned everything he possibly could in his world, Brom discovered a way to transport himself into ours. His entry point was in Caligo City, present day. He procured a small, humble house in the suburbs and continued his search for knowledge.
George Grogan was a common thug whose favorite method of theft was breaking and entering. He watched the wizard’s routine and until he knew the old man would be gone, never suspecting that he was an ancient magician. George broke in and was both shocked and disappointed at how simply the old man lived. Back in a closet, George found what looked like an old treasure chest, but when he broke it open, he found only a long, coiled chain. But something about the chain made him yearn to touch it, and as soon as he did, his life changed forever. The chain spoke to him, in his mind, and promised fame and fortune if he would take it out of the house with him. The selfishness within George was enough to partially break Brom’s spell, giving Slythe the power to use George Gorgan as his conduit for magic. Man and iron work together to wreak havoc on the streets of Caligo.