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“The Saw is Law!”
    —Chain Reaction's official catchphrase

Chain Reaction is a Tech Sensei of the Swashbuckler Battle Class in Skylanders: Imaginators.


Physical Traits

Chain Reaction is a burly, metallic gold skinned humanoid with a beard made of chainsaw teeth that reaches to the top of his back, metal teeth, and beady, green featureless eyes. His armor consists of a black cap with a golden gear-like kabuto crest with shoulder guards, leg guards and arm guards, orange metallic shoes, and as well as black garbs with the symbol of the Tech element on the back and the signature golden Sensei belt. His weapons are two identical sword shaped chainsaws.


Chain Reaction appears to very vain and conceited, constantly complimenting himself with adjectives such as "handsome" and "charming". However, he doesn't seem to brag too much on himself unlike certain Skylanders such as Lightning Rod and Ro-Bow, always remaining noble and humble when around others.


No matter what he was doing, Chain Reaction always prided himself at being the best at it. Despite his impressive skills, though, the two chainsaw swords he regularly wielded tended to scare most people away. As a result, Chain Reaction was often lonely. But that all changed the day he witnessed a group of young dwarves getting picked on by an evil gang of ninja rats, the dwarves looked at Chain Reaction as their hero, and followed him everywhere he went. While Chain Reaction appreciated the company, he knew that he could not protect them forever, so he decided to teach them all he knew so that they could one day protect themselves. Sometime later, Master Eon heard rumors about dwarves from a small village who had successfully defended themselves against a large army of ninja rats thanks to the teachings of a great master. He knew at once that he needed to find Chain Reaction and make him a Sensei.



These are the starting and maximum Statistics for this Skylander in the Skylanders games.

  • Health: (max. Expression error: Missing operand for +.)
  • Speed: (max. 48)
  • Armor: (max. 30)
  • Critical Hit: ?? (max. 50)
  • Elemental Power: (max. 50)

Warning: These stats are not used in any of the Skylander games. They are only listed for completeness reasons.

  • Strength: 330
  • Defense: 330
  • Agility: 70
  • Luck: 170


Basic Abilities
These abilities are available from the start of the game.
Soul Gem Ability
Requires Soul Gem from:
The Golden Arcade
Sky-Chi Ability
Requires unlocking from the
Swashbuckler Sensei Shrine
Chainsaw Combo Summon Invention
Lightning God
Saw and Conquer
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Primary Ability
Press Attack 1 to slash. Press it thrice for a Chainsaw Combo.
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Secondary Ability
Press Attack 2 to summon an Invention. The Invention's attack speed scales with energy. This attack consumes all available energy.
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Price: 4000
Shoots lightning down while aiming Thunderslam.
View Sky-Chi
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The ultimate Sensei attack! Hold Special Attack to perform your Sky-Chi Power! Drive a giant invention into you enemies! Use Left Stick to move around!
View Soul Gem
Basic Upgrades
Skylanders can buy new abilities from Persephone/Power Pods.
Running With Chainsaws Thunderslam Improved Energy Hoarding Overload
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Price: 500
Hold Attack 1 to cut through enemies while running around.
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Price: 700
Press Attack 3 to leap into the sky and strike down at a targeted location.
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Price: 900
Increases the maximum energy cap.
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Price: 1200
Hitting an Invention with Thunderslam causes it to explode.
Lightning Chainsaw Combos
View Manic Inventor
Improve your Chainsaw techniques!
Charged Bolt Improved Charged Bolt Chainsaw Combo Finishers
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Price: 1700
Chainsaw melee attacks create three charged bolts.
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Price: 2200
Chainsaw melee attacks create charged bolts whenever an enemy is damaged.
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Price: 3000
Press Attack 1 twice, Attack 2 for a chainsaw rush combo. Or Attack 1 twice, Attack 3 for a short circuit berserker combo.
Manic Inventor
View Lightning Chainsaw Combos
Improve your Inventions!
Maximum Energy Explosive Work Lightning Nova
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Price: 1700
Increases the maximum energy cap.
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Price: 2200
Inventions explode upon deactivation.
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Price: 3000
Inventions emit electric shockwaves periodically.

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Chain Saw Attack (Active)

1 Enemy
Inflicts 18% of ATK as damage to 1 enemy 6 time(s), and grants the Diminish Effect for 2 turn(s) with a 10% chance each whenever you attack accurately.

Mana cost: 3
Cooldown: 3 seconds

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Chain Saw Run (Active)

1 Enemy
Inflicts 27% of ATK as damage to 1 enemy 4 times. Able to put the enemy in Knockdown Status.

Mana cost: 3
Cooldown: 4

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Thunderbolt (Active)

All Enemies
Inflicts 51% of ATK as damage to all enemies, and grants the Electric Shock Effect for 2 turn(s) with a 55% chance when you attack accurately.

Mana cost: 3
Cooldown: 2 seconds

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Overload Chain Saw (Passive)

If an enemy possesses 6+ Diminish Effects at the beginning of the turn, grants the Critical Damage UP 10% Effect on yourself for 1 turn(s).

Mana cost:

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Improved Energy Reserve (Leader (Passive))

Grants the Effect Accuracy UP 20% Effect on yourself for 2 turn(s) and recovers your Endurance by 1 whenever the enemy evades your attack.
Leader Effect
Grants the Effect Accuracy UP 20% Effect on the team member for 2 turn(s) whenever the enemy evades the team member's attack.

Mana cost:


Battle Cries

  • "The Saw is Law!"
  • "To make your Imaginators super-studs like me, all they have to do is train with the chain!" - Sensei Training Bonus
  • "And if you have a Swashbuckler, I'll cut'em a deal, and a sweet Secret Technique." - Secret Technique Bonus
  • "Ladies love a music man!" - ringing a Battle Gong
  • "Rrrev it up!"
  • "The more the merrier!" - summoning an Invention
  • "Join the party!"
  • "Take that!"
  • Don't let these good looks fool you, I mean business!" - after a battle
  • "What can I say, I'm a super-stud!"
  • "If only I could do this well with the ladies...!"
  • "Make way for the Stud Muffin!"
  • "I got game!"
  • "Lookin' good out there!"
  • "Bouncy bouncy!"
  • "There's just more of me to love!" - leveling up
  • "Cool, now I just need to find a date."
  • "Don't forget how charming I am, too!" - checking stats
  • "Got to admit, I look pretty good on paper!"
  • "Chain mania!" - Sky-Chi - Saw and Conquer
  • "As powerful as I am handsome!" - End of Sky-Chi
  • "Let's Rrrev it up!" - Swashbuckler Sensei Shrine

Character Trailers


Chain Reaction/Gallery


  • His name is a term for a physics and chemistry phenomenon, where a reactive product or byproduct causes additional reactions to take place without extra input; this is similar to knocking down a line of dominoes.
  • He is the only male Swashbuckler Sensei.
    • He is also the only Swashbuckler Sensei without an in-game variant.
    • He is also the only non-villain Tech Sensei to not be part of an Adventure Pack.
  • Although Chain Reaction's voice actor isn't sure about his voice role a few years after the game's release, it is possible he was voiced by Charlie Alder.[1]


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