Ant-Man
Ant-Man
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Portrayed by Dan Stevens
Statistics
Full Name Henry Jonathan Pym
Age 32
Height Variable
Build Athletic
Eyes Blue
Hair Blond
Factions None
Occupation Adventurer, Scientist
Alignment Hero

Claim to Fame

Dr. Henry Pym is an world renowned expert in a variety of scientific fields, but it is most notably in biochemistry.


Reputation

He is the Astonishing Ant-Man. Perhaps you've heard of him.


Biography

Henry Jonathan Pym was born in Elmsford, New York. His life was unremarkable until he began his higher education. While attending university, he met a political refugee, Maria Trovaya, whom he later married. However, it was not to be. Alas, she was murdered while on their honeymoon. He never understood why. But the effect was profound. He vowed to make this world a better place to live, for all of humanity. It was his way of honouring her, and her memory.

Returning to his studies, he earned a doctorate in biochemistry, where he came to the attention of Vernon van Dyne of van Dyne Industries. He was offered a state of the art laboratory, complete intellectual freedom, and a generous salary. It was an offer that he could not refuse, made even more so by the presence of van Dyne's beautiful daughter and heir to the family fortune.

Although she was his junior by several years, they became close friends. As his personal fortunes soared, so too did his professional ones. He developed many patents for van Dyne Industries, which made them billions. At the request of the United States government, he developed an anti-radiation gas. And he discovered the Pym particles, which enabled him to explore an ant hill.

This would be the start of a lifelong fascination with insects. He studied the ants, developed means of communication, and protection against the threats he faced at such a small stature. By circumstance rather than design, he began to build the components of what would one day become the Astonishing Ant-Man.

At first, he kept the secret, working on his own, but when tragedy struck, he revealed his identity, and offered to help bring vengeance upon those who had caused so much pain. It represented a turning point in his life. No longer would he be a alone. Now he had a friend and partner in his journeys.

Character Details

Ant-Man is a good man. He became super thanks to his head, but it was his heart that made him a true hero. He tries to do the right thing at all times. He knowingly puts himself in harm's way, ready, willing, and able to sacrifice himself for the greater good. He is constantly pushing himself, trying to improve. Alfred, Lord Tennyson, one of his favourite authors said:

We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

Ant-Man has, at this very moment, contact information for billionaires, aliens, and gods, on his mobile. It's tough to keep up in that company. His employer is independently wealthy through control of van Dyne Industries, and he made her into a superheroine in her own right. When he compares himself to his colleagues, he often judges himself to have come up short. It only serves to feed his insecurities and self-depreciation. One day they may destroy him.

And Ant-Man is at his heart, a mad scientist. He loves to conduct experiments, building things, blowing stuff up, and even had the opportunity to shout, "it's alive" once. He has played god, and there is nothing quite like it. It's a huge rush, but like all rushes, it can be habit forming. It takes a greater stimuli to achieve the same result in the future. He is always trying to improve, to better himself, to top his former achievements.


Relationships

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Logs

Dinner, Dancing, Doctor
February 2, 2015: After a scavenger hunt, Dr. Pym surprises Janet with a dinner and dancing.
(log: 20150202-dinner-dancing-doctor | tags: ant-man defenders nyc wasp | posted: 02 Feb 2015 09:36)

The Downward Spiral
January 25, 2015: Janet, Hank, and Carol are trying to enjoy a night out when Spiral gets bored and decides to send the party crashing through the floor.
(log: 20150125-the-downward-spiral | tags: ant-man defenders ms_marvel nyc spiral wasp | posted: 26 Jan 2015 05:02)

Costume by van Dyne
January 20, 2015: Miss Marvel gets a makeover while two Hanks watch.
(log: 20150120-costume-by-van-dyne | tags: ant-man beast defenders ms_marvel nyc van_dyne_industries wasp | posted: 21 Jan 2015 19:12)

All Joking Aside, Goodbye Kagg
January 8, 2015: The Astonishing Ant-Man tracks down the Joker and drags his whoopee cushion back to Arkham.
(log: 20150108-all-joking-aside-goodbye-kagg | tags: ant-man defenders joker nyc | posted: 09 Jan 2015 09:31)

Of Wasps and Ant-Men
January 7, 2015: The Winsome Wasp and Astonishing Ant-man discuss teaming up with the Irredeemable Iron Man.
(log: 20150107-of-wasps-and-men | tags: ant-man defenders nyc van_dyne_industries wasp | posted: 08 Jan 2015 10:00)

Two Hanks and a Tony
January 6, 2015: Hank was just about to discuss Stark with Hank when Stark showed up.
(log: 20150106-two-hanks-and-a-tony | tags: ant-man beast defenders iron_man nyc van_dyne_industries | posted: 07 Jan 2015 01:53)

Sunday Roast at the Stark Symposium
January 4, 2015: There were surprises a plenty at the Stark Symposium.
(log: 20150104-sunday-roast-at-the-stark-symposium | tags: ant-man defenders howard_stark iceman iron_man ms_marvel nyc pepper_potts stark_industries stark_tower | posted: 05 Jan 2015 02:33)


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