|The Venture Bros. character|
Pomp and Circuitry (shelf of files in the Guild of Calamitous Intent archives), Bright Lights, Dean City (actual appearance)
Possibly All This and Gargantua-2
Accident-created morbid obesity
The Revenge Society (Group)
The Guild of Calamitous Intent
No revealed primary arches, arched Dr. Thaddeus "Rusty" Venture once as part of the Revenge Society
History[edit | edit source]
Background[edit | edit source]
As a result of a failed scientific experiment, Fat Chance's body was transformed into a portal to another dimension, which he uses to "pull stuff outta time and space".
Season 4[edit | edit source]
He first appeared in the episode Bright Lights, Dean City where he is interviewed for a position the Revenge Society. He explains that he was mutated, something they all relate to with their experience. He describes his powers and is later inducted into the group. Fat Chance and his group lure Dr. Thaddeus "Rusty" Venture to Impossible Towers where they attempt to ambush him. However, Fat Chance accidentally tripped causing him to land on Dr. Venture which inadvertently allowed the latter to escape the villains by being sent to another dimension.
Season 6[edit | edit source]
In the special All This and Gargantua-2, Fat Chance has mastered his abilities to pull objects out of his body, now being able to pull anything he chooses thanks to the training of The Revenge Society's new advisor, Dr. Henry Killinger. Killinger hints that he should now be called 'Fat Choice', though it's unknown if he will take this name or continue to go by his original name. He participates in robbing the Gargantua Space Station by smuggling his comrades onto the station with his powers and holding all the guests hostage. When Rose Whalen, Colonel Gentleman and The Action Man manage to fight the hostage situation, Fat Chance is knocked unconscious as various things escape his dimensional rift. At the end of the special, Radical Left and Phantom Limb were later seen escaping to Meteor Majeure using Fat Chance's powers but he is not seen awaking and could have been left to die on the station.
Final Fate?[edit | edit source]
According to Jackson Publick, there was a scene cut from the episode that dealt with the fate of Baron Werner Ünderbheit and Fat Chance. Moments before Gargantua 2 is destroyed, Ünderbheit asks Fat Chance to return him to Ünderland, and Fat Chance grants this request. Fat Chance, now alone on the doomed space station, realizes he cannot pass through his own hole, yet he still tries. In his commentary, Publick leaves the possibility of Fat Chance's success to be determined.
Episode Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Pomp and Circuitry (name in the Guild filing system)
- Bright Lights, Dean City
- Bot Seeks Bot (cameo)
- All This and Gargantua-2
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Fat Chance is likely based on Chunk, a supporting character of The Flash. He also was a scientist who, due to a mishap, was rendered obese and with the power to send objects to and from a parallel universe through his body.
- Fat Chance also bears a resemblance to the Marvel villain 'The Spot'.
References[edit | edit source]
- Go Team Venture!: The Art and Making of The Venture Bros. (2018), p. 281