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This page is for the main universe heroic ally of the Autobots. For his disturbed Shattered Glass universe counterpart, see Chip Chase (SG).
Chip Chase
  • Name: Chip Chase
  • Faction: Autobot
  • Species: Human
  • Function: COMPUTER GENIUS
  • Division: Science
  • Sub-Group: Human Allies
  • Type: FC
No one is really disabled as long as they have courage.

CHIP is Spike's best friend. He is a computer genius who can operate almost any memory bank set in front of him, including Teletraans I & II. Spike is sometimes envious of Chip's ability to alter and create new functions for computerized machines --often done with Wheeljack's help. Although his scientific talents are great, Chip is physically handicapped -- paralyzed from the waist down -- and must be confined to a wheelchair. This makes his especially vulnerable during Decepticon attack -- although his courage shines through in any desperate situation.

History

Canonical/Pre-MUX/Theme History:

Chip

Chip Chase in 1984

Chip Chase came to the attentions of the Autobots as a friend of Spike Witwicky and the whiz behind Dr. Alcazar's antimatter formula project. Though the Decepticons stole the antimatter formula, Chip memorized the data.

Chip has a remarkably advanced (or at least ridiculously expensive) desktop computer for 1984. It contains, among other things, a 16 Million color monitor (Chip's view of the Decepticons was no different than Prowl's), a microphone, dial-up networking, speakers, and a sound card that could interpret Prowl's speech.

Chip once tore a floppy disk apart with his bare hands. This may explain why Optimus Prime is keen to stay in his good books. His superhuman abilities shine when he correctly identifies Skywarp's missile is of the heat-seeking variety before it even does anything to suggest as such.

Chip is a graduate of Yale University, is able to survive acid rain ...


...is able to stand (despite the wheelchair) ...

... helped Wheeljack in bringing Devastator under Autobot control...  ... and once saved the world by getting Thrust to shoot Teletraan I.


He once told a group of Autobots that "No one is really disabled as long as they have courage." If any human was an illustration of this, it's Chip Chase.

MUX History:

Chip assisted Spike, Sparkplug and Carly in helping the Autobots to construct Autobot City.

OOC Notes

Favorite Albums Of All Time

  • Signals - Rush
  • Bitches Brew - Miles Davis
  • Trans-Europe Express - Kraftwerk 
  • Amnesiac (vinyl edition) - Radiohead
  • Blue - Joni Mitchell
  • The White Album - The Beatles
  • Fear of a Black Planet - Public Enemy
  • Dig Your Own Hole - The Chemical Brothers
  • Metropolis Part 2: Scenes From a Memory - Dream Theater
  • O Brother, Where Art Thou? - Soundtrack
  • In the Court of the Crimson King - King Crimson
  • Lateralus - Tool

Favorite Books of All Time

  • A Brief History of Time - Stephen Hawking
  • Cosmos - Carl Sagan
  • The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time and the Texture of Reality - Brian Greene
  • American Gods - Neil Gaiman
  • The Left Hand of Darkness - Ursula LeGuin
  • The Shadow of the Torturer - Gene Wolfe 
  • Absolutely Small: How Quantum Theory Explains Our Everyday World - Michael Fayer
  • Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel Universes, Tim Warms, and 10th Dimensions - Robert O'Keefe
  • The Sound and The Fury - William Faulkner

Logs

What-If Worlds

G.I. Joe World

Chip Chase started out as Spike's best friend in elementary school. However, after Spike witnessed the murder of his mother in front of his eyes, he plunged into a deep, debilitating depression. When Spike was eventually institutionalized, Chip eventually formed a friendship with Spike's little brother, Buster.

In school, Chip eventually became a mentor for Code Buster, teaching him about computer code, which wove in with what Buster's father was teaching him. While Chip maintained occasional contact with Spike while he was in a mental hospital, Buster eventually formed a closer bond with Chip until Chip left for college.

Today, Buster is on the lam, after exposing the Joes for a plethora of civil liberty abuses. Chip publically assists on the Ark Project while continues to work in secret to help Buster in his continued quest to expose every liberty-robbing offense the Joes have continued to commit.

Players

Chip is being temped by Colchek, but is available for application. Bzero played Chip in a 1993 flashback.

References

This page uses content from Transformers Wiki. The original article was at Chip Chase.

The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with Transformers Universe MUX, the text of Transformers Wiki is available under the Creative Commons License.

Transformers Production Bible


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