|"M-m-mocha, eh? N-n-n-no p-p-roblem-o! ehheh..."|
|Native zone:||The Cafe|
Chip's head is a detachable mug filled with chocolate mocha with the foam acting as his hair. When pouring his contents (which are served on the house) he lets out a bloodcurdling scream of pain. Being a nervous wreck, he is stammering and jittering. His speech is also stuttered. He has bags under his yellow eyes and cracks can be seen on the mug's surface and on his teeth. His nose is an orange triangle. He has beard stubble, despite being made of porcelain. The rest of his humanoid body looks normal on the surface.
Chip works as a barista for Fluid State Comestibles Incorporated (The Cafe), being a core algorithmic conceptoid. He fulfills the zone's conceptual functions and subfunctions wherever a Cafe branch has completed germination. He doesn't know much else outside his job and often engages in conversations with customers, asking more about the outside world. When talking with Fern, he displayed his curiosity about how it's like to have a boyfriend, romanticizing the idea despite having no clue what that is like.
He wears a yellow smiley badge on his uniform that is actually his boss, miss Flair. She scolds Chip whenever he talks about job-irrelevant things or deviates in general from his duties in any other way. Flair is also a master of psychological manipulation, tricking customers into tipping way more.
Finding his position stressful and unbearable, Chip sent multiple requests to Dr Tori, who is also a frequent customer, for a core swap, changing places and functions with a willing participant. His requests, however, were rejected as the Hospital at the time was experiencing a crisis and the doctors were too busy to approve a change that's considered only cosmetic. Also, Tori said there's zero chance that someone will be willing to take his place anyway. Fortunately for Chip, Crash sent Fern on a mission to approve some core swapping using Tori's ID. Fern had to chose who to replace Crash and she chose Chip to take his place, becoming a computer version of himself. Chip's former function was given to Jay, who now is known as Joe. Chip is very pleased with his computer form and to show his appreciation he sided with Fern as a helpful ally in her quest.
In Awful Hospital.
- His name is a pun on chipped.
- He never drinks his own mocha. That would be like drinking his own blood.
- Don't ask for whipped cream!
- He mentions that he reformed himself after being attacked by something with a similar physiology as Fern that came to serve itself with mocha, so he didn't die in order to avoid wasting company layers.
- Tori classifies him as threat level 0.
- The Cafe also served in the grey zone.
- A real mug with Chip's face can be bought on Redbubble.