The Chain lived in Kiefer Square, where he was one of many small time villains with persistent but ever unmet dreams of making it rich. He lived with a boyfriend, who repeatedly tried to convince him that there were less criminal ways to make money through his unique abilities, but he never listened. He was eventually murdered by the Blask Mask Killer.
The Chain's transformed state afforded him great strength and durability. It required neither food nor oxygen. However, it was not completely immortal. Inside his body was one central chain. With its destruction, he perished.