Bio: Wealthy former professional gambler, Nicholas Powell was looking for more thrill in his life. He decides to become a mercenary, incorporating his love of gambling into his work. Anyone who hires him would, instead of directly paying, bet his fee against him actually completing the mission. If Powell, calling himself Chance, is successful, he receives his fee; if not, he lost the "bet" and owes that amount to his contractors. The thrill of this risk was the only way in which Chance felt the work was truly interesting.
Chance has clashed with Iron Man, Daredevil, Spider-Man, and the vigilante anti-hero Cardiac. He, alongside the Vulture, was partially responsible for the death of May Parker's one time fiancee, Nathan.
Annual 25 - 'The Vibranium Vendetta Part 1: The Spider and the Ghost' #298 - 'Chance Encounter' #298 (Newsstand Edition) - 'Chance Encounter' #299 - 'Survival of the Hittist' #299 (Newsstand Edition) - 'Survival of the Hittist' #336 - 'The Wagers of Sin' #388 - 'The Sadness of Truth' #668 - 'Spider-Island Part Two: Peter Parker, The Unspectacular Spider-Man' #669 - 'Spider-Island Part Three: Arachnotopia'