Top 10 Disturbing Facts About Ant-Man
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Top 10 Disturbing Facts About Ant-Man

August 14, 2019


Ant-Man is a character with a pretty turbulent
history. While the MCU’s Scott Lang definitely has
a few metaphorical skeletons in his closet, he doesn’t compare to his predecessor’s
track record in the comics – Hank Pym has done some PRETTY MESSED UP stuff. Domestic abuse, betrayal, and whole lot of
questionable behavior stemming from years of poor mental health. I mean, you’ve gotta feel bad for the guy
– to an extent. So today, we’re breaking down all of the
unfortunate and cringe-worthy things Pym has pulled off over the years with our list of
the top 10 disturbing facts about Ant-Man. And don’t worry, we’ll throw in a few
crappy things that 3rd Ant-Man Eric O’Grady has done too. Cause he ain’t no saint, either. 10 Mutilation
Speaking of, let’s start our list off with O’Grady. Eric became the third Ant-Man after finding
Pym’s latest version of the suit at SHEILD, where he worked as a low level operative. He steals the suit, which his NOW DEAD BEST
FRIEND/ROOMMATE CHRIS was guarding – and wearing – when he was killed. Eric decides to become a superhero in order
to stalk women, get laid and use it to up his thievery game. Eventually, he denounces his old ways and
vows to change, but the laundry list of terrible things he’s done as Ant-Man is pretty damn
long. For starters, early on in his ‘superhero’
career, he ran into Mitch Carson – the man SHEILD had meant to give the Ant-Man suit
to as the new man to take on the alias. Mitch tracked Eric down, and during Eric’s
escape, he burned Carson’s face with his jetpack, leaving the agent blind and deaf
on one side of his face. 9 Suicidal
As we mentioned, Hank Pym is a hero who has suffered from poor mental health for the majority
of his life. His origin story is even steeped in it – his
father is an asshole to him, his grandmother is the only person who ever believed in him,
and when he falls in love for the first time and marries genius biochemist Marian Trovaya,
she’s murdered during a trip to Hungary, causing him to have a mental breakdown which
gives him the drive to create the Pym Particles. Yeah, pretty rough. So Pym being suicidal in the comics isn’t
a long shot. After a stint as Yellowjacket had failed (more
on that later), Pym heads over to the West Coast Avengers to be an advisor, where he
gets taunted by old adversary Whirlwind about how much of a failure he is. This leads to Hank deciding to commit suicide
in issue 17 volume 2 of the West Coast Avengers. He writes goodbye letters and is fully prepared
to go through with it until Firebird sends him off on a mission. 8 Bad Friend, Worse Boyfriend
While mutilating and permanently disabling a dude is up there in horrible things you
could do to a person, turns out Eric O’Grady isn’t beyond emotional torment, either. Remember that dead best friend Chris who had
died guarding the Ant-Man suit that Eric ripped away from his cold motionless body? Yeah, so Chris was dating another SHIELD agent
by the name of Veronica King. Eric had always lusted over Veronica, and
now that Chris was dead, he took advantage of her grieving to make his move. The two almost have sex ON TOP OF CHRIS’
GRAVE, but Veronica stops, and the two eventually do sleep together. This leads to Veronica getting pregnant, and
what does that cause Eric to do? Abandon her, refusing to help raise the child. After he ditches her, we never see Veronica
again. Man, at least Hank Pym has a reason to justify
his poor behavior – O’Grady is just a dick. 7 The Blob
The Ultimate Marvel Universe introduced us to many varying alternates of Marvel characters. Unfortunately, Hank Pym is just as tragic
– perhaps even more so – than his 616 counterparts. This Pym not only had his mental illness and
marriage problems to grapple with, but was butting heads with his teammates, and the
Ultimate universe turned up his cruelty several notches. Meaning he was unhinged enough to decapitate
the Blob and spit out his head as Giant-Man. To be fair, in the storyline, he, along with
the remaining superheroes are looking for survivors, including his wife. He discovers the Blob eating the Wasp’s
corpse, and decides the character deserves some eye-for-an-eye retribution. 6 Yellowjacket
One of Pym’s many aliases was Yellowjacket – who, upon making his debut, was kind of
a dick. First off, Hank emerged as Yellowjacket after
having his second mental breakdown after Ultron. More on that later. During his first Yellowjacket appearance,
he gets real cocky, makes sure everyone knows he’s the one who stopped a robbery, then
goes to the Avengers and demands he be offered membership. He claims he killed Hank and has kidnapped
Janet and everyone is like …sorry what? He then heads over to his secret lair, the
Hornet’s Nest, and makes out with Janet, who realizes he’s Hank and sees him as a
new and improved – and confident – version of the man she once loved. It’s then later explained that the character’s
alias as Yellowjacket was due to a schizophrenic break that created that alias’ personality
– which he blamed on working with dangerous untested chemicals. 5 Sexual Harassment
Taking one last look at the sleaziest of Ant-Man characters, it shouldn’t be a surprise by
now that Eric O’Grady has little consideration for the opposite sex. When your ability allows you to shrink down
to a tiny size, that opens up a whole lot of windows of opportunity to do some pretty
cool things. But what does Eric do with his powers, aside
from fighting crime? Use them to be a perv, of course. Eric was quick to notice that being a superhero
was helpful in the dating department, or rather, getting laid department, and would often go
on dates with women he rescued. If he wasn’t able to get laid by them, he
would follow them home, shrink down and spy on them. He even pulled this stunt with Carol Danvers,
who at the time was Mr. Marvel, by hiding in her purse and them watched her get undressed
and shower. Luckily, the character was eventually killed
off and briefly replaced by a life-model decoy named Black Ant. 4 Elfqueen
Back to Hank Pym! At times, it was apparent that Hank never
felt super comfortable with the idea of being a hero, especially around other super-powered
individuals on the Avengers team. This led to feels of inadequacy and pretty
low self-esteem, which often resulted in the character lashing out. On one occasion, he went too far. For context, at the time, he was under extreme
stress, which was causing his marriage to fall apart. He and Janet got into an argument, sort of
broke up, and then later, on a mission with the Avengers, under his Yellowjacket alias,
Hank lashed out at a foe who called herself Elfqueen. After the conflict had been resolved, Hank
attacked Elfqueen, hitting her with his bio-stings. Captain America launched a court-martial against
him, and Hank was suspended until the hearing. So what did he do in his spare time? He built a robot to attack the Avengers in
a scheme to save them, being the only one who knew how to stop it. This wasn’t the only time the character
crafted a dangerous threat for the Avengers though. 3 Created Ultron
Creating one of the Avenger’s most fearsome foes definitely deserved one of the top spots
on our list. In issue 54 of the Avengers in 1968, Hank
created a robot intended to be a living robot of himself. But turns out Hank did too good of a job,
and the robot exceeded his own intelligence and rebelled – that robot was Ultron, and
wipes his memory. Ultron, operating under the name Crimson Cowl,
recreates a new version of the Master of Evil team, and reveals himself to be Ultron. The robot then creates Vision, who attempts
to kill Janet van Dyne, but is stopped by the Avengers, and eventually helps them defeat
Ultron. Afterwards, Hank starts to get his memories
back, and realizes he was the one responsible for creating Ultron, which drives him into
having a nervous breakdown. If that wasn’t already bad, Hank was also
brainwashed by the villain, and came into conflict with the Avengers under Ultron’s
command. 2 Attempted Murder
Hank Pym doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to the Wasp, his sometimes wife/sometimes
ex-wife. And while our number one spot is devoted to
the most famous crappy Hank Pym moment concerning Janet, our number two is pretty darn awful,
too. As we mentioned, the Ultimate version of Hank
Pym is a piece of work. He’s pretty cruel at times, and his behavior
towards Janet is not out of character in that respect. In Ultimates issue 6, the character tries
to murder Janet after they get into an argument about her friendship with Captain America. Wasp shrinks down to avoid her violent husband,
who then gets his hands on a can of bug spray and starts spraying her. He also sends an army of ants on her, causing
her to be hospitalized. 1 Domestic Abuse
So remember a few numbers back when we mentioned that Hank was suspended after striking Elfqueen? And he built a robot to attack the Avengers? Well his wife Janet van Dyne found out about
that, and was not cool with it. So Hank decided to show her how it worked. Janet still protested, and this led to Hank
slapping her across the face in what is now one of the most infamous panels in comic book
history – and also reportedly a mistake drawn into the comic, which was later confessed
by writer James Shooter who said the slap was most intense than he wanted it to be depicted. I mean, a slap is a slap, dude. Janet filed for divorce, and had quite the
black eye afterwards. Because of this, Hank is often referred to
as a wife beater, despite the numerous times that Marvel has tried to write the character
into better graces. Makes sense why Scott Lang is the MCU Ant-Man,
doesn’t it? There we have it friends! What made you cringe the most? Do you think Hank deserves another chance,
or that the character is forever tainted by his past? Let us know all of your feels in those comments
below. And hey, if you’re team Hank, why not tell
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  3. The Ants aren’t slaves. They’re paid workers. They even get paid vacation with paid Expenses. Haven’t you seen the big ant that hangs out at Scotty’s house in The Ant-Man and the Wasp movie? That Ant is just kickin it

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  5. Hank needs a redemption becuase it's not his fault he had all those things but he should have went to therapy and it would be good for the character after all the bad things that have happened to him, I also think that hank and Janet should have been in the avengers as well as black widow and Hawkeye and he made ultron than that leads to the ant-man film to say hank doesnt want to be ant-man anymore so scott becomes ant-man but janet is still the wasp and she teaches scott skills but its still about scott

  6. that wasnt a mistake by marvel, it was a choice to write and draw that story, now they have to live with the mistake they did to hank in the comics and cant be fix

  7. The Marvel writers really love to make their heroes into a douchebag like Cyclops, Ant-Man, Mr. Fantastic and Captain America.

  8. Do top ten altenate versions of ant man please, also #teamscott there’s a reason he wasn’t on this list he is the best mainstream ant man

  9. Damn. Scott Lang doesn’t have a single entry despite his record. Not that any of them were that bad but damn

  10. Pym and O'Grady were jerks as Ant-Man. But I guess Lang was just fine as Ant-Man. That's what I think. Probably pretty boring. Oh well. Water under the bridge.

  11. This was a good Ant-man video. You should do another but maybe it could be an alternate versions. I think that would be cool too.

  12. Okay, when you get around to Top 10 Avengers/MCU Fanships, will you please do Sam/Nat? Just watch the opening to Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and tell me you can't see it. "How you doin'?"

    "Hey!" Pretty sure that's when he auditioned for the Avengers. Knowing who BW is, what she does, and still having the carbon-fiber cojoneys to make a hi-speed pass at her like that? That's how you know he's Super-hero material, right off the bat.

  13. Not excusing domestic abuse, but many of the other things on this list affected more people and are more worthy of being number one.

  14. All ants are slaves of the queen, they live to serve her. (Thumbnail). Eric sounds the worst! Hank just had mental issues, some self inflicted from Pym Particles. Yeah Scott is way better! I’m glad the MCU put hank in the movie but he was never my favorite. Janet was my favorite but I hate how they just pretend that her wings were not grafted on her in the MCU. She could shrink without a suit and was a fashion designer which is why her costume changed a lot. I’m not happy on Janet’s character in the MCU. If MCU doesn’t mean just movie, then I’m sorry, I mean the movie version of her.

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