A Vietnam vet named Chance sets up a unique service for people who
feel their lives are threatened. For a fee, the client goes into
hiding while the Human Target impersonates him, hoping to draw the
From the Wikipedia entry:
[Chance] uses advanced technology and sophisticated makeup to assume
the identity of his client, becoming a human target.
In a departure from the original comic book stories, Chance flies from
job to job in a large, gizmo-laden stealth aircraft known as the
Additionally, he is assisted by computer expert Philo Marsden,
Blackwing pilot Jeff Carlyle, and former CIA operative Libby Page.
Page coordinated Chance's missions, Carlyle also served as cook and
chauffeur, while Marsden created new gadgets and developed the masks
Chance used to impersonate his clients.
The comic was again adapted for the 2010 series. Although the new avatar was considerably less flashy.
Read a bit about the character origins here. Browse through screenshots from the pilot episode here.
Watch some clips from the show here and here.