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Chris Tate
Chris Tate

PORTRAYED BY

Peter Amory

FULLNAME

Christopher Francis Tate

ALIAS

Chris Tate

ORIGIN

Emmerdale

OCCUPATION

Director of Tate Haulage

POWERS AND SKILLS

Charisma
Extreme high intelligence
Manipulation
Ruthlessness
Strategy
Vast sophistication

HOBBY

Expanding his own haulage company and harvesting revenge against those who've hurt him

GOALS

Bring down his stepmother Kim Tate from murdering his father Frank Tate and deteriorating their family
(Failed)
Frame his third wife Charity Dingle for his murder as revenge for her affair with Cain
(Succeeded)

CRIMES

Incrimination

TYPE OF CHARACTER

Vengeful Businessman

Chris Tate is a fictional character and recurring antagonist of the British soap opera Emmerdale.

He appeared a central character in 1989, a recurring anti-hero throughout the 1990s saga, and one of the main antagonists from 2000-2003.

History

Chris Tate first appeared in 1989 as the son of businessman Frank Tate, brother of Zoe, and stepson of Kim.

Initially, Chris was a good man who ran his business fairly, but was left permanently resentful of his life when he was maimed in a plane crash in 1993, which left him paralyzed from the waist down.

The character then became much more jaded and bitter, often using his intelligence and assets to exact revenge on those he perceived to have hurt him. The resulting disabilities he was left with made him realize that his wife Kathy only remained with him to fulfill the role of his career, leading to their divorce. He went on to marry Rachel Hughes in 1995, but his growing lust for money and indifference for everyone else's feelings lead to marital breakdown and divorce.

Chris then married former prostitute Charity Dingle in 2001, despite a 12-year age gap and the disapproval of Zoe. However, their relationship deteriorated due to Charity's selfishness and it wasn't until her affair with cousin Cain Dingle and the revelation that the duo conceived a daughter - Debbie Dingle - became the final straw. In addition, Chris had meanwhile learned he had an inoperable brain tumor following his past confrontation with Kim. Rather than wait to die, Chris decided to use this opportunity to exact revenge on Charity.

After ensuring Charity would be left with nothing, he manipulated her into seeing him at Home Farm under a false belief that the duo could have hope of restarting their marriage. In his last words, Chris insultingly disowned Charity before drinking a toast to "the death of their marriage". Taking the drink, it turned out to be poison when Chris suddenly collapsed and died in front of his treacherous wife. As he dies, Chris calls Charity a "whore" before succumbing to the poison.

It became clear that Chris had intentionally committed suicide and had sought to frame Charity for his murder, which appeared successful when she was arrested and later found guilty of the crime.


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