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"As messed up as things are right now, at least we know the truth, who our friends are, who our parents are. It might suck, but it's real."
―Chase Stein to Gert Yorkes[src]

Chase Stein is a former player of the Atlas Academy lacrosse team and the son of Victor and Janet Stein. Upon reuniting with his childhood friends, they discovered that their parents used PRIDE to cover up ceremonial sacrifices of the Church of Gibborim. He teamed up with his friends and formed the Runaways. Having been framed for Destiny Gonzalez's murder, and with no other choice, they are forced to run.

Biography

Early Life

Childhood

"Time's Man of the Year? Wired's Visionary? Give me a break.
"Stop."
"You don't know shit about sh...!"
"Say it again."
"You don't shit about..."
Victor Stein and Chase Stein[src]
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Chase with his parents, Victor and Janet.

Chase Stein was born in 2000 to Victor Stein and Janet Stein. After his birth, Victor was given the child by a nurse, brought to awe and briefly spoke with the nurse before returning to Janet's side. Lost of words, Janet completed Victor's sentence on Chase is everything to them. Victor told Janet that nothing else in the world mattered except Chase, stating he finally understood what everyone meant by that saying.[2]

Chase Stein played with his friends Amy Minoru, Alex Wilder, Gert Yorkes, Karolina Dean, and Nico Minoru while their parents held secret meetings for the organization PRIDE.[3][4]

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Chase picked up after the championship.

Chase had a troubled childhood, resenting his father for the abuse he gave to his mother and him. Additionally, Chase was ignored by Victor, who was more focused on his work than anything else. One day, Victor promised Chase that he would make it to the city championship to see him play, but failed to do so. Chase won and received the trophy, waiting for his father to take him home. In the car, Victor noted his son's resentment, asking him what was wrong. Chase told him he didn't make it and mocked the idea that his father for being considered a visionary. Victor ordered his son to stop, but Chase cursed at him, leading to his father to punch him. Stunned, Chase cursed at him again when he dared him to say it again, leading him to get punched once more.[2]

On the in eighth grade, Chase and Gert were astronomy partners, with Gert making most of the stargazing because Chase spent the entire time playing Candy Crush and flirting with Eiffel.[5]

Reunion

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Chase Stein is intimidated by his father.

"Whoa, are those the, uh, God, what did you call them, handblasters? It's so cool you're still working on it."
"Handblasters? No, these would be bionic prosthetics using myoelectric sensors. I'm calling them Fist-- Wait, why am I even talking to you?"
Alex Wilder and Chase Stein[src]

Investigation

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Rescue of Alex Wilder

"That thing is the work of a child. You got ahead of yourself. Don't worry about the execution. Not yet. Just tell me your idea. Every detail. What it does. How it feels. How it makes you feel. Right now it is perfect in your mind, and that is where you need to live while we build this thing. Take me there. What is this thing called?"
"Fistigons."
Victor Stein and Chase Stein[src]
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"I want the big one."
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Infiltration into Wizard Headquarters

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Attacked by his father

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Infiltration into the PRIDE Construction Site

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Rescue of Karolina Dean

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Running Away

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The Runaways watching the news

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Personality

Chase Stein is a popular student at Atlas Academy and a valued player on the school's lacrosse-team. This causes many to assume he's one of the "jocks" and therefore of low intelligence. Much to the contrary however, Chase has exceptional talent with engineering in a similar fashion to his successful father, Victor Stein.

Abilities

"How is it that you know all this, but you've never gotten above a B- in calculus?"
"Calc's boring. I like practical applications."
Victor Stein and Chase Stein[src]
  • Expert Engineer: Despite lacking formal training as a full-fledged engineer, Stein's interest and natural potential toward engineering allowed him to design a piece of advanced technology that he called Fistigons. However, in order to transform his prototype into a full-working version, he needed his father's help to transform his ideas into practical functions for the engine.
"He hasn't laid a finger on you in a while now."
"Yeah, 'cause he knows if he tried, I'd kick his ass."
Janet Stein and Chase Stein[src]
  • Combatant: Stein began training in boxing techniques after receiving abuse from his father. He was able to defend the unconscious Karolina Dean from sexual assault at a house party[6], and was confident in his ability to defeat his father[7]. His upper body strength from playing lacrosse attributes to his fighting ability, as he left one of Dean's attackers with a broken rib.

Equipment

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Chase Stein prepares to use the Fistigons

"I figure with the right L.A.W.S., these things will be able to shoot a drone out of the sky."
―Chase Stein to Victor Stein[src]
  • Fistigons: These gauntlets are able to fire concussive orange energy beams capable of sending people flying through the air and are stated to have the potential to shoot a drone out of the sky.[8]
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Chase Stein using the X-Ray Specs

  • X-Ray Specs: These specs can be used to see through walls, doors, and even through peoples’ skins.

Relationships

Family

Allies

Enemies

Appearances

Appearances for Chase Stein

In chronological order:

Trivia

Behind the Scenes

References

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