THE CHAMELEON: ORIGIN
Gestalt was one of four scientists that were working on experiments that involved combining human and animal DNA. One of the scientists, a Dr. Wilton Jigsaw, wanted to use human test subjects and had extreme measures, and was kicked out of the group. Another one of the scientist's research, a Dr. Saria Lenape, led them to a different field, being able to use their research to bring back extinct species, and she left the group. This left Gestalt with his sole remaining partner, Dr. Rantan.
The laboratory for their research was built under Gestalt's manor, and the only one's who knew of it were his staff. He made a breakthrough, but he needed a test subject, a human test subject. Unwilling to stoop to Jigsaw's extreme measures, he used himself as the experiment, and replaced certain chromosomes in his DNA code with those of a chameleon. The test was a success, as he gained the ability to meld his appearance with his surroundings, but also got a rather extended