Quote1 Look, I want to say... I know you know a lot of super people, so thinks for thanking of me. Quote2
-- Ant-Man (Scott Lang) src

Early Life

Scott Lang was working as an electrical engineer for VistaCorp when he discovered that the company was illegally overcharging clients, so he reported the find to Human Resources. Instead of correcting the measure, they had him fired for raising awareness of the problem. Scott contemplated seeking justice, but Maggie, his pregnant wife, insisted he do nothing. Frustrated, he broke into his former boss's home and transferred the stolen funds from VistaCorp to the clients' bank accounts. After doing that, however, Scott got sidetracked and started taking food from his boss's refrigerator, playing in his office, and even stealing his car. He crashed the car into a pool, and was then caught and incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison for his actions.[1]

San Quentin Prison

Scott's cellmate and friend, Luis, heard about the VistaCorp case. He arranged a meeting between Scott and the group's muscle, Peachy. Scott and Peachy got into a jailyard fight, as part of some kind of plan, although Peachy did most of the beating.[1]

The day before his July 17th, 2015 release from San Quentin; Lang was interviewed by Christine Everhart via satellite. After realizing Everheart's bias as a VistaCorp employee, Lang lost his temper. This lead to a correctional officer tasing him and ending the interview.[2]

The next day, Scott got into another jailyard fight with Peachy; but this time was as a farewell ceremony.[3]

Release From Prison

After having finished his sentence of three years, Scott was released, whereupon he attempted to find a job at Baskin-Robbins but was soon fired when the manager learned about his criminal history. Scott returned to the apartment that he shared with Luis to find Luis with two guests, Kurt and Dave. Scott quickly realized that Luis was trying to get him to agree to rob a house while the owner was away, and adamantly refused to accept.

He attempted to attend his daughter Cassie's birthday, but was initially blocked by Maggie's fiancée Jim Paxton, before being turned away by Maggie on the promise that she would allow him to visit when he started paying child support. Having done the numbers, and determined that it would be a very long time before he had the money, Scott returned to the apartment, and accepted the job that he believed would set him up. Breaking into the house, however, resulted with him finding what he assumed was an old motorcycle jacket and helmet. However, upon trying it on back at his apartment, and pushing a button on the wrist, he found himself shrunken, roughly the size of an ant.

Scott Lang (Earth-199999) 004

As Ant-Man.

Scott was astonished to find himself shrunken at the bottom of his bathtub, and equally surprised when a voice started talking to him through the helmet, announcing his "trial by fire". Luis entered the bathroom and opened the tub's faucet, not knowing Scott was down there. Scott was ejected from the bath in a splash of water, and in his attempt to get clear of Luis he fell through a grate and into a party on a lower floor. After a brief dash amid the party-goers' feet, misadventure continued further with him being sucked into a vacuum cleaner, getting chased by a rat, and then finally landing outside on the roof of a car. Frightened by the experience, Scott returned to regular size and immediately returned the suit to the house he had stolen it from, but was caught by the police during his attempt to leave.

Later, a man posing as Lang's lawyer entered the station and spoke to Scott. He revealed himself to be Hank Pym, CEO of Pym Technologies and the one who had set up Scott to take the Ant-Man suit in the first place. He offered Scott a second chance at proving to himself that he was a hero. Pym, with the help of his ants, returned the suit to Scott, which allowed him to sneak out of his cell. Hank instructed Scott to ride one of the flying ants, which he did, but after awhile, he felt sick and passed out.


Scott woke up at Pym's residence, and met his daughter Hope van Dyne. Hank detailed to Scott how the Ant-Man suit worked to control ants and to shrink, his own history as the Ant-Man, and how his former apprentice Darren Cross was looking to use Pym Particles for a more military purpose. Scott reluctantly agreed to help, whereupon Hank informed him of his plan to break into Pym Technologies to steal something.

Hank educated Scott in the different types of ants, the mechanics of shrinking, and the dangers of going sub-atomic. Scott also trained to make better use of the abilities the Ant-Man suit granted him, like shrinking and communicating with ants. Hope expressed her hostility towards and doubt in Scott, for she believed she was the better one fit for the job, but she still trained him in hand-to-hand combat. He eventually convinced her to let it go, when he stated that he believed that she wasn't on the mission because he was just expendable to Hank, while Hank loved her completely. Hank's love for Hope was echoed when he told Hope the true story of how her mother died - by going sub-atomic.

Scott's first official mission as Ant-Man came when Hank ordered him to steal prototype signal decoy from an abandoned Stark Industries facility in Upstate New York. However, upon arrival, Scott found out the abandoned facility had become the Avengers Headquarters. Hank and Hope ordered Scott to abort the mission, but Scott pressed on. He came into contact with the Falcon, who attempted to arrest him for infiltrating the base. Scott managed to not only defeat the Falcon, but to get the prototype signal decoy from the base as well.

When they found out Cross had tripled security on the night they planned for their heist, Scott brought in Luis, Kurt, and Dave, and introduced them to Hank and Hope. Kurt and Dave disabled the laser grid to allow Scott to obtain the suit, while Hank, Hope, and an undercover Luis attended the presentation of the Yellowjacket, Cross's prototype battlesuit. Scott, with the help Ant-Thony and the rest of his ants, infiltrated the building, and got close to stealing the suit until Cross captured Scott, revealing to Hank he had been keeping tabs on them all along. Cross expressed his anger that Pym would choose a low-life criminal as his successor over his own apprentice and attempted to murder Pym, but Scott used one of his Pym Particle Discs to attack Cross and his buyers. Cross attempted to escape, but Scott followed him to his helicopter. There, Cross donned the Yellowjacket Suit for himself and fought Scott. They wound up in a briefcase that was in freefall. The briefcase landed in a swimming pool, and Scott was able to get the upper hand when he swatted Yellowjacket into a bug zapper.

Paxton and his partner Gale responded to the disturbance to find Scott in the Ant-Man suit. Before Scott could explain, Paxton tasered him and put him in his police car. Scott argued with Paxton in the car, saying he needed to go back and retrieve something from the bug zapper. A radio call over the police band announcing a disturbance at Maggie's residence immediately silenced the conflict, and sent them racing to respond. When they arrived, and Paxton was out, Scott put on the suit and shrunk to get himself out of the police car. It turned out the disturbance was Cross, holding Cassie hostage. Scott and Cross fought each other in Cassie's toy train set. To defeat Cross and save Cassie, Scott was forced to shrink between the molecules to destroy the Yellowjacket from the inside, which he succeed in doing, but in doing so, made him go sub-atomic.

Scott entered the Quantum Realm, endlessly shrinking in size. As he continued to shrink, he was roused by the echo of Cassie's voice calling out to him. He realized he still had a micro-disk that would allow him to grow, so he used it on himself, and returned to regular size. Scott reunited with Cassie for a moment, and Paxton let him go free. Later, Hank questioned Scott about the Quantum Realm, and Scott couldn't answer any of his questions. Scott and Hope shared a kiss that was interrupted by Hank. Scott's actions repaired his relationship with Maggie and Paxton, who both decided Scott could start seeing Cassie regularly instead of being arrested.

Later, Scott met up with Luis, who told him the Falcon was looking for him.[4]

Cap's Team

A few months later, Scott was retrieved by Clint Barton, a.k.a. Hawkeye, and brought to Germany. Scott woke up, unaware of what timezone he was in, and was formally introduced to Captain America, Wanda Maximoff, and the Winter Soldier. Scott greeted Falcon, and attempted to apologize for the last time they met, but Sam brushed it off as a mere audition for him. Captain America enlisted his help to stop a man from releasing deadly assassins upon the world, and Scott was just happy to be considered.

The initial plan was to obtain a helicopter to fly to Siberia, but Captain America's team was stopped by Iron Man and his team of government-sanctioned superheroes. When given the order, Ant-Man attacked Spider-Man and returned Cap's shield to him. A full on battle between two sides of superheroes then ensued. Ant-Man fought Avengers like Black Widow, Iron Man, War Machine, and Vision, as well as the Black Panther. Soon, Falcon told Captain America that, realistically speaking, not everyone would be making it out of the airport, so they'd need a distraction to get just Cap and the Winter Solider out. Ant-Man volunteered himself, saying he got something "big". A few moments later, Scott reprogrammed his Ant-Man suit and turned himself into a giant, surprising everyone on both teams. Scott grabbed War Machine out of the sky and attempted to distract Iron Man's team from noticing Cap's escape, but the Vision quickly noticed and phased through Scott to get to them. Spider-Man used his webbing to bind Scott's legs, while Iron Man and War Machine charged squarely into his face. He overbalanced and fell backwards, knocking out Spider-Man with the back of his flailing hand as he went down.

Scott was arrested, along with Clint, Sam, and Wanda, and remained imprisoned in the Raft. Tony came to visit them later, and when he passed by Scott's cell, Scott tried to denigrate Stark to no avail. A few days later, Captain America infiltrated the Raft and rescued the captive Avengers.[5] Most of the team parted ways, with Scott returning to Cassie.[6]


Experienced Combatant: Scott received combat training from Hope van Dyne. His skill was only increased by the Pym Particles.

Expert Thief: Scott is adept at infiltration and is quite capable of cracking many types of security systems from electronic to mechanical. His abilities are further augmented by the Ant-Man suit.

Electrical Engineer: Scott was a professional electrical engineer.

Strength level

When not in the Ant-Man suit, Scott has the strength level of a man his size and weight that engages in moderate regular exercise.


Ant-Man's Suit'

  • Ant-Man's Helmet: Scott wears a cybernetic helmet designed by Hank Pym permitting him rudimentary communication and control of insects.
  • Pym Particles: Scott is able to reduce himself to the size of an ant, when wearing the Ant-Man suit.


Carpenter ants (Camponotus pennsylvanicus): Carpenter ants are his usual mode of transportation.


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