Michael is the head of the racing clan known as the Bloody Chains, whose membership up until a few years ago exceeded 10,000 members. He enters the F-ZERO to showcase his skills and to represent the entire crew, but his efforts failed.
Racing was always a part of Michael's life, even before he was an F-Zero pilot. When he was young, he would often outmaneuver police cars in stolen vehicles. It had always been a part of his life in the gang he joined after his parents were killed in a drive-by shooting. In the gang it was a constant competition for attention - he got his from being the best at racing. So good, in fact, that he is the leader of a racing clan known as the Bloody Chains in the city of Angelopolis on Mandrill 4.
At the group's height, it contained 10,000 members. Michael joined the F-ZERO circuit to represent his organization and his entry was funded by the organization. His lack of wins has caused a lot of members to leave and the organization's membership has drastically decreased. If things continue the way they do, it's rumored the group could dissolve in the next several years. Because of this, he's gotten more aggressive on the track. Oddly enough, he listens to a combination of Heavy Metal and Opera while racing, because it reminds him of his parents.
Michael Chain makes an appearance in the anime F-Zero: GP Legend voiced by Tomoyuki Shimura in the Japanese version, while in the American dub he is voiced by Dan Green.
His first cameo appearance was in Lap 7, The Trap of Michael Chain. A rich man named Truman was responsible as he conspires with the Bloody Chain to capture F-Zero pilots that win many races. The gangbanger met Rick Wheeler, Lucy Liberty, Super Arrow and Zukk, and Mrs. Arrow as they escaped from their laser gate prison that was deactivated when Truman got to his senses. Of course, he wields a chain whip to intimidate his opponents as well as using his bulk muscle. His purpose was to dominate all the other gangs in Mute City as well as the F-Zero competition by capturing each formidable competitor and leave them for dead. Fortunately, Super Arrow sent out his owl and Rick fought Mike and the gang back. Unfortunately, he gave them the slip soon afterwards.
At times, Mike's Wild Boar was seen as cameos, even in Lap 8, The Secret Within, as the machine crashed while attempting to cross a gap in a Mute City course.
He made another appearance in Lap 37, Grim Reaper Jack Levin, he terrorized the city once more. Only this time, he's been waiting for the arrival of the Death Reaper to give him the edge on ruling over the megacity. Soon enough, he encountered Jack Levin wanting to convince him to join by his side again. His friends were shocked, though Jody Summer knew his dark past all too well; Jack was known as the Death Reaper, a talented gangbanger working for the Bloody Chain and his skills were topnotch, hence why Mike recruited him. Sure enough, Jack did, and wreaked havoc across the city, even Baba was involved at times. When Rick and Jody arrived, Jack eventually re-convinced himself since he didn't want his friends to be in danger; however, since his comrades deal with their dark pasts together, he changed his mind. He and Mike were involved in a street race till they reached an unfinished bridge and Rick was in a scrimmage with Baba. Though Jody came to Jack's side since she was the one who convinced Jack to join the Platoon rather than be imprisoned. She saved his life, though both Baba and Mike made the slip again.
Pilot Profile Movies
Michael Chain debuts in Silver Neelsen's profile video "Shadow Boxer." The two racers encounter each other, and Silver tries to punch Michael, but only succeeds in breaking his hand (although Chain does flinch slightly, and rubs his waist). He raises his arms in triumph, then looks back at Silver walking away.
Later in his own video, "Hard Luck Bodybuilder", Michael Chain, wearing just a teal speedo, his belt, and his chain around his neck, does his best to flex enough to get the score bar past the line, but fails as he flexes too hard and overheats, then collapses, causing the score bar to drop to 0.
- Michael Chain is a possible reference to the boxer Mike Tyson.
- Two of Michael Chain's color swaps feature an alternate logo on his T-Shirt.
- Interestingly, the Purple & Yellow color swap somewhat resembles an L.A. Lakers Jersey.
- The name Michael means Who Is Like God? and is of Hebrew origin.
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|Introduced in F-Zero|
|Captain Falcon - Dr. Stewart - Pico - Samurai Goroh|
|Introduced in F-Zero X|
|Antonio Guster - Mrs. Arrow - Baba - Beastman - Billy - Bio Rex - Black Shadow - Blood Falcon - Dr. Clash - Draq - Mr. EAD - Gomar & Shioh - Jack Levin - James McCloud - Jody Summer - John Tanaka - Kate Alen - Leon - Michael Chain - Mighty Gazelle - Octoman - Roger Buster - Silver Neelsen - The Skull - Super Arrow - Zoda|
|Introduced in F-Zero: Maximum Velocity|
|Megan - Mickey Marcus - Jane B. Christie - Nichi - Lord Cyber - Alexander O'Neil - Blitz Wagner - Kent Akechi - Kumiko - Professor Yazoo Jr.|
|Introduced in F-Zero GX/AX|
|Phoenix - Princia Ramode - QQQ - Don Genie - Terry "Digi-Boy" Getter - Dai Goroh - Dai San Gen - Lily Flyer - PJ - Deathborn - Spade|
|Introduced in F-Zero: GP Legend|
|Rick Wheeler - Lucy Liberty - Misaki Haruka - Lisa Brilliant|
|Introduced in F-Zero Climax|
|Berserker - Clank Hughes - Death Soldier|
|Characters of F-Zero|