Chatterer was introduced through the original Heart novel distributed by Clive Barker before the jump to the big screen.
Chatterer appeared in the first installment alongside Butterball, Pinhead and the Female Cenobite as the primary antagonists threatening the Cotton Family.
He first appeared at the beginning of Frank Cotton's demise and then recurred as Kirsty solved the configuration bringing him to her in the hospital where he alongside the three others attempted to bring Kirsty Cotton to hell. He also aided in the pursuit and attempted murders of Kirsty Cotton as a malevolent creature which scaled the home hallway.
Hellraiser II: Hellbound
Chatterer is reprised in Hellbound: Hellraiser II in which Kirsty Cotton and an unfortunate girl are brought to hell to contend with an even more deadly enemy.
Chatterer was killed in the second installment via Dr. Channard who reversed them all back to human form and then pinned them to the Pillar of Souls.
His form as a human shows him as a young boy.
Hellraiser Anthology Vol. 2
As a pre-teenage boy, Chatterer, known as Jim, frames his mother for the murder of his abusive father and is sent to an orphanage, where he and the other adolescents are taught that they will be useless to society. There, he engages in a homosexual relationship with a boy named Seth and regularly prays to the God of Love for affection.
After turning sixteen, Jim joins Seth in becoming a prostitute, in which his physical appearance would often be complemented by his clients, to his disgust. One day, one of the clients asks him what his deepest desire is, to which he replied, "to be loved". Later, he is asked again by the client what his desire is, this time replying "to be ugly", believing that people would love him for who he is. The client hands him a Lament Configuration, and he begins to serve who he is told is the God of Pain and Desire by distributing the Lament Configurations to various people.
Years later, he comes across a blinded Seth, who was punished by their former pimp for Jim's decision to leave. Jim is told by another one of Hell's servants to make him solve a Configuration. Instead, Jim and Seth engage in sexual intercourse and Seth begins to angrily confess how much he hates Jim during the act. That night, Seth leaves without opening the Configuration and Jim's desire is granted as he is forcibly disfigured by the jealous God of Pain and Pleasure. The story ends with him becoming a Summoning Angel with clicking teeth.