49 Facts About Hank Pym


Dr Henry Jonathan "Hank" Pym is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

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Hank Pym is a founding member of the Avengers superhero team as well as the creator of the robotic villain Ultron.

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Hank Pym joined the West Coast Avengers as a scientist and inventor in West Coast Avengers vol.

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Biochemist Dr Henry "Hank" Pym discovers an unusual set of subatomic particles he labels "Pym particles".

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Hank Pym refuses but is attracted to Vernon's socialite daughter Janet van Dyne.

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Hank Pym reveals his secret identity to Janet and uses Hank Pym particles to graft wasp wings beneath her shoulders, which appear when Janet shrinks.

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Hank Pym eventually adopts his first alternate identity as the 12-foot-tall Giant-Man.

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Hank Pym adopts a new superhero identity, "Goliath", upon his return to the Avengers.

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Hank Pym eventually recovers from the chemicals during a battle with the Circus of Crime at the wedding.

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Hank Pym is forced to briefly leave the team when the roster is restructured by government liaison Henry Peter Gyrich.

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Hank Pym suffers a mental breakdown and concocts a plan to salvage his credibility.

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Hank Pym is subsequently expelled from the Avengers, and Janet divorces him.

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Hank Pym is confronted by the Avengers and blamed for the theft, as Egghead erases all evidence of his own involvement.

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Hank Pym, in turn, blames Egghead, a criminal still believed dead by the other Avengers.

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Hank Pym reappears as a member of the West Coast Avengers, first in an advisory role, then as a full member.

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Hank Pym is eventually able to resolve his problems and adopts his Yellowjacket persona again.

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When Janet is seemingly killed in battle, Hank Pym takes on a new superhero persona, the Wasp, in tribute to her.

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Hank Pym rejoins the Avengers and eventually leads the team.

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Hank Pym creates Avengers Academy, a program to help train young people with newly acquired superpowers.

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Hank Pym later joins the superhero team known as the Secret Avengers.

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Months later, Hank Pym, again using the Yellowjacket identity, is shown as a member of the Illuminati.

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Hank Pym is later presented as having fathered a daughter Nadia through his ex-wife Maria Trovaya, and Nadia becomes the latest Wasp.

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The Ultron Hank Pym argues that he is doing this because the Avengers have become less of a family over the years as so many of them jump to obey Captain America or Iron Man despite past experience confirming that this should be a bad idea.

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Hank Pym sends the aliens he had infected with his virus to take the Space Stone from Wolverine while he himself went to claim the Soul Stone.

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The aliens eventually failed at their task, but Ultron Hank Pym was able to steal the Soul Gem from Magus after ruthlessly killing him.

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However, unbeknownst to Ultron Pym, once he claimed the Soul Stone, the fragment of Hank Pym's soul entered the Soul World where he was greeted by Gamora's soul fragment, who revealed to him that he was going to be trapped there forever.

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However, Ultron Hank Pym had already launched rockets filled with the Ultron Virus in order to infect the entire galaxy while saving Earth as his last target.

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The Ultron Hank Pym got wounded in the escape and Adam Warlock claims the Soul Gem.

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In other words, Hank Pym was long dead when he accidentally merged with Ultron.

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Hank Pym discovered the subatomic "Hank Pym particles" that enable mass to be shunted or gained from an alternate dimension, thereby changing the size of himself or other beings or objects.

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Hank Pym is the creator of the robot Ultron, whom he created as an experiment after examining Dragon Man, showing his knack for AI and cybernetics.

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Hank Pym retains his normal strength when "ant" size, and possesses greatly increased strength and stamina when in "giant" form, courtesy of the increased mass.

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Hank Pym's costume is synthetic stretch fabric composed of unstable molecules and automatically adapts to his shifting sizes.

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Hank Pym uses a cybernetic helmet he created for achieving rudimentary communication with ants and other higher order insects.

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Hank Pym took up the Wasp mantle in memory of Janet, who was believed to be dead at the time.

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Hank Pym carries a variety of weaponry, provisions, and scientific instruments, which are shrunken to the size of microchips and stored in the pockets of his uniform.

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Rover is able to communicate with Hank Pym and is capable of flight and discharging energy and acid.

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Hank Pym is opposed in his expansion efforts by the zombie Spider-Man, who finally manages to defeat his own forces with nanites configured to 'eat' zombie flesh.

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Ultimate Marvel imprint version of Henry "Hank" Pym is portrayed as a brilliant but mentally fragile scientist.

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Hank Pym takes Prozac to battle his mental instability and depressive episodes.

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Hank Pym is visited by Spider-Man and Storm when Janet van Dyne falls under insect mind-control.

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Hank Pym tells them how to free her, gives her a new costume, and uses an insect telepathy helmet to create an illusion of several giant-sized people, scaring the insects away.

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Hank Pym appears in the Marvel Animated Features series of direct-to-video films.

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Hank Pym appears in media set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, portrayed by Michael Douglas, with Dax Griffin and John Michael Morris serving as Douglas' younger body doubles in flashback sequences.

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Hank Pym is introduced in the live-action film Ant-Man, and makes subsequent appearances in the live-action films Ant-Man and the Wasp and Avengers: Endgame .

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MCU version of Hank Pym serves as the namesake of the Pym Test Kitchen and Pym Tasting Lab restaurant attractions within Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure.

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Hank Pym appears in Peter David's novelization of the live-action film Spider-Man 2.

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Hank Pym attends Dr Otto Octavius's first experiment with his mechanical arms.

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Hank Pym was ranked as the 93rd-greatest comic book character by Wizard magazine.

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