The original "Schizoid Man" is Chip Martin, a graduate student who suffers from psychological instability and has the power of building and animating solid constructs with his mind. When Spider-man began mutating into the Spider-Lizard, the primal, savage part of his mind took over during a battle with Chip, possibly setting his therapy back indefinitely. It was this action that caused Sen. Martin, Chip's father, to hate Spider-Man so deeply.
His father is Senator Robert Martin, who was once suspected of being the Hobgoblin. Afterwards, Schizoid Man joined Vil-Anon, a twelve-step program dedicated to helping individuals overcome their criminal tendencies.
Chip possesses the power of building and animating solid constructs with his mind. Due to his psychological instability this ability depends on his mental state