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Chip Shreck
Chip Shreck
General Information
Real name: Charles Shreck
Aliases: Chip
Alignment: Neutral
Affiliation: Max Shreck (father)
Max Shreck's Wife (mother)
Characteristics: Gender - Male
Hair – Blonde
Eyes - Blue
Portrayed by: Andrew Bryniarski
Appearances: Batman Returns


Charles "Chip" Shreck was the son of Max Shreck.

BiographyEdit

Charles Shreck, better known as "Chip" (as in both short for Charles, but also "chip off the old block"), was born into immense wealth and privilege, thanks to his father, multi-millionaire industrialist, Max Shreck. In fact, Max's plan to develop an apparent power-plant with the underlying intention of stockpiling Gotham City's power is undertaken with the purpose of endowing Chip with a legacy. However, it is also apparent that Chip's mother is dead by the point at which we meet him and his father in Batman Returns.

Chip was with Max and Mayor Jenson for the former's speech to the crowd assembled for the tree-lighting ceremony. Chip also came to his father's aid during the Red Triangle Circus Gang's attack on Gotham Plaza, by stepping between Max and the heavily armed Organ Grinder, thus allowing Max to make his escape. It is assumed that the Red Triangle Circus Gang did not hurt Chip, as it is later revealed that they were merely trying to capture Max, not kill him, and when we next see Chip he does not appear to have a scratch on him.

Chip is later present when Selina Kyle interrupts Max's conference with Bruce Wayne regarding Max's proposed power-plant. It is also suggested that Chip is privy to the fact that that his father tried to kill Selina, as Max states that if she causes any more trouble for him he will simply "push her out of a higher window", in his company once Selina and Bruce have left Max's conference room.

Chip was in attendance with Max at the latter's Max-querade ball, dressed appropriately with a crown (perhaps signifying his princely status). Upon gate-crashing Max's party, The Penguin who has since been betrayed by Max, attempts to kidnap Chip, who after all is "Gotham's favorite" first-born son, with the intention of drowning him, along with the city's other first-born sons, in raw sewage. However, Max in a rare selfless moment convinces The Penguin to substitute himself for his beloved son, Chip, and is therefore taken instead, although not before The Penguin leaves by prodding "the little prince" in the gut with one of his umbrellas.

PersonalityEdit

Charles "Chip" Shreck is a very large and handsome young man who was presumably raised in the lap of luxury. He is clearly very spoiled by his father, Max since it is the latter's desire to provide a legacy for his son (i.e. the power plant) that sets in motion both Selina Kyle's 'murder', and Oswald Cobblepot's campaign to become mayor of Gotham City. It is also suggested that Chip is not very bright (certainly nowhere near as bright as his father at the very least); The Penguin refers to him as a 'great white dope' upon gatecrashing Max's party. Chip's apparent lack of intelligence might also further explain his father's zealous endeavors to provide his son with a legacy long after he has himself passed away, as it appeared Max lacked confidence for Chip to build his own endeavors upon taking over the Shreck business empire.

It is not known what happened to Chip following his father's death including whether he was indicted for his possible knowledge of Max's various crimes. Although his father as much as confessed to his attempted murder of Selina in front of Chip it is highly unlikely that Chip would have been connected to this crime, not least because the only other witness, Selina herself has practically disappeared by the end of the events in Batman Returns and is now presumably a fugitive. Presumably Chip inherited the Shreck business empire, although without the gigantic power plant.

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