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Character Template Character Template
Real Name
Adrian Allen Chase
Current Alias

Aliases
Dean Baker

Identity

Race

Affiliation
Associate of Checkmate

Relatives
Doris Brinkley Chase (wife, deceased); Adam Chase (son, deceased); Drew Chase (daughter, deceased); Charles Chase (father)

Universe

Base Of Operations

Characteristics
Gender

Height
6' 2"

Weight
197 lbs (90 kg)

Eyes

Hair

Status
Citizenship

Marital Status

Occupation
Vigilante; former judge and former District Attorney of New York City

Education
Law school graduate


First appearance
Last appearance

Contents

History

As an indefatigable Manhattan District Attorney, Adrian Chase worked doggedly within the system to dismantle the city's Mafia infrastructure. He even frequently worked with the city's resident superhero team, the New Teen Titans. But when Chase's wife Doris, son Adam, and daughter Drew were killed by a bomb planted by the Scarapelli mob family, Chase sought his own justice as the Vigilante. He underwent an extremely vigorous training program taught by a number of mystical spirits seeking revenge, and came back to the city perfectly synchronized between mind and body. As the Vigilante, he dispensed justice harshly, and although he inspired many heroes to attempt to make tougher choices, his career was also riddled with many defeats. Guilt-ridden over his abandonment of the rule of Law, Chase attempted to cease his Vigilante activities on several occasions, but ultimately took his own life.[1]

Powers and Abilities

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Abilities

The Vigilante was an expert marksman and a skilled hand-to-hand combatant. He is also practiced in several Eastern meditation techniques and fighting forms. These techniques gifted Chase with an enhanced endurance that allowed him to overcome pain and fatigue.

Strength level

Above Average: The Vigilante possessed the strength level of a man his age, size and weight who engaged in intensive regular exercise.

Paraphernalia

Equipment

Infra-red goggles

Transportation

Vigilante's Motorcycle

Weapons

Sniper rifle; revolver; knives

Notes

  • Although this character was originally introduced during DC's Earth-One era of publication, their existence following the events of the 1985-86 limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths remains intact. However, some elements of the character's Pre-Crisis history may have been altered or removed for Post-Crisis New Earth continuity, and should be considered apocryphal.
    Adrian Chase in Purgatory.
  • The Vigilante appeared in seven issues of New Teen Titans (Volume 1) as Adrian Chase before donning the masked identity of the Vigilante in New Teen Titans (Volume 1) Annual #2.
  • For most of his career, Adrian Chase's dual identity was a secret from the outside world, until he was unmasked in front of a news crew shortly following the death of New York City police officer Wally Jackson.
  • After his death, Adrian Chase was later seen during the events of Day of Judgment as one of the morally ambiguous deceased heroes trapped in purgatory. He helped the Sentinels of Magic and the JLA escape with Hal Jordan, whom they needed to use as a new host for the rampaging Spectre. For his actions in post-humously helping save the world, he was known to have gained an appeal to Heaven along with the rest of the heroes.[2]

Trivia

  • Adrian Chase was born on September 15th, 1951. He died on October 6th, 1987.

See Also

Recommended Reading

Links and References

Footnotes


This article uses material from the "Adrian Chase (New Earth)" article on the DC Comics wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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