Chase Stein uses his natural athletic abilities, his brash attitude, and his way with technology to keep the Runaways one step ahead of trouble—or at the very least gives them a ride away from trouble when their adventures get too intense! Whether he's wielding the Fistigons, piloting the Leapfrog, or commanding a time machine, he's always there to keep his friends safe.
Not a Chip off the Old Block
Born to scientifically brilliant parents Janet and Victor Stein, Chase differed from his mother and father in seemingly every notable way. While they were intellectual and academic, he excelled at physical activities, like sports. This did not sit well with the Steins, who proved physically abusive and neglectful to their son.
However, thanks to an inborn cockiness, Chase persevered and eventually managed to use his knack for technology to help his friends, the Runaways, escape their Super Villain parents and forge their own path in life.
Unlike many of his teammates, Chase has yet to exhibit any physical super powers, but he is still exceptionally valuable to the Runaways.
He becomes quite adept at using the Fistigons—high tech gauntlets created by his parents. He is very useful in battle with these. Further, Chase often serves as his team's pilot when he drives their vehicle, the Leapfrog. Chase has a knack for fixing things too—even when he doesn't understand exactly how they work—which has come in handy more than once.
Thanks to Gert passing it on to him, Chase has a psychic link to the genetically engineered dinosaur known as Old Lace. Beyond that, Chase is told by Dr. Hayes that he does, in fact, have super powers he isn't aware of, but their true nature has yet to be revealed.
For a brief time, Chase possesses the Darkhawk amulet, granting him Darkhawk's abilities, including super human strength, speed, flight, force fields, and energy blasts.