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Henry Pym


Real Name
Henry "Hank" Pym
First Appearance
Tales to Astonish #27 (January, 1962)
Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Jack Kirby
Team Affiliations
Avengers, West Coast Avengers, Mighty Avengers, Secret Defenders, Defenders, Avengers Academy, Secret Avengers, Avengers A.I.
Ant-Man, Giant-Man, Goliath, Yellowjacket, Wasp, Scientist Supreme
Base of Operations
New York City
Size-shifting from nearly microscopic to ~100 feet gigantic (both at extremes), Ability to transfer his size-shifting ability to other beings and objects, Bio-Energy Projection, also known as a Bio-Sting (particularly during his periods as Ant-Man & Yellowjacket), Flight using grafted wings during his period (as Yellowjacket), Telepathic communication with ants using a cybernetic helmet (as Ant-Man), Superhuman strength, stamina, and mass in giant form (as Giant-Man, Goliath, and Yellowjacket)
Skills and Abilities
Genius-level intellect, Biochemistry Mastery, Physics Mastery, Robotics Expertise
Tools and Weapons
Ant Helmet

Henry "Hank" Pym is a superhero scientist in the Marvel Universe who has adopted many superhero identities including Ant-Man, Giant-Man, Goliath, Yellowjacket, and the Wasp (the name usually taken by his wife Janet van Dyne) to name a few, who has the power to talk to ants through his helmet, and can alter his size. Most recently, he and Ultron, his arch nemesis, merged into a single entity.


After discovering a particle that allows one to shrink, Henry Pym decided to use it towards fighting crime as Ant-Man as well as developing devices that allow him to control ants.


Early Life[]

Henry Jonathan Pym was born to Brad and Doris Pym (a factory foreman and a bookkeeper, respectively) in the town of East Nowhere. Nebraska. Even at a young age, he proved himself to be a scientific prodigy, creating bizarre and unique inventions and was encouraged by his loving grandmother, though Pym decided to become much more serious-minded after her passing. Henry would go on to invent, but following his grandmother's death, his drive to use his imagination to its fullest in his inventions was dulled.

This was compounded by his University education,  where his professors discouraged Pym from his creative tendencies and that he was incapable of changing the world.

A brilliant biochemist with extensive knowledge in other sciences, Henry "Hank" Pym fell in love with Maria Trovaya, a young woman from Hungary who opposed the government and fled the country as a refugee. But then he fell in love with Wasp when he was with the Avengers.


Hank Pym has appeared as a founding member of the Avengers in Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, has appeared in Avengers Assemble's episode "One Little Thing", in this cartoon this character is placed alternating whenever he wants between the identities of Ant-Man and Giant-Man (this character ended up using Yellowjacket's identity in the cartoon), and will be appearing in the 2015 film "Ant-Man", the plot involves his successor Scott Lang, who in the Civil War plot in reference to the pasosu cartoon being able to use both a small and a giant size.


When tiny has the same strength and speed as normal size, when giant size has super strength, can speak to bugs that lets him ride them and swarm which could be deadly