- Sometimes I wake up and remember that I'm actually an Avenger and that this isn't all some giant fever dream.
- -- Ant-Man
- -- Ant-Man
Scott Lang married his first wife, Maggie, during college while he was studying to get a degree in Mechanical Engineering. On their honeymoon, they conceived their daughter, Cassie, which motivated Scott to find a job at a shady company called VistaCorp.
He hated his job, but threw himself into it so that he could provide for his family, and accidentally ended up neglecting them. Once he realized this, Scott did some digging into the company and discovered they were stealing money from their clients. Scott then broke into the building after hours and burgled VistaCorp, distributing the money back out to the clients. To top it off, he drove the CEO's Ferrari into a fountatin.
He was, of course, arrested and then sentenced to five years in prison. Maggie then divorced him and forbade him from seeing Cassie. She even married Jim Paxton, one of the arresting officers.
After Scott was released from prison, he found it increasingly difficult to find a job. He tried applying under the name Eddie Lang, but was always discovered and fired. However, he was eventually given a chance by the scientist Hank Pym, who agreed to let Scott act as the security guard for his personal laboratory, and provide mechanical assistance should he ever need it.
While on the job, Scott met Hank's lab assistant, Janet van Dyne. The two of them felt an instant connection and over time, started dating. They were so close that after Janet became the Wasp, she even offered Scott the opportunity to become Ant-Man. He was so desperate for his daughter to see him as a hero once more that he accepted.
While Ant-Man and the Wasp gained small town fame, Maggie was still adamantly against Scott and Cassie seeing each other. However, they would still meet in secret to catch up and maintain a relationship with each other. Cassie even formed an Ant-Man and the Wasp Fan Club at her school.
Their adventures together eventually led them into contact with the Avengers during a raid on an AIM base. The team then offered them membership into the Avengers, which Janet vehemently accepted. Scott, however, was hesitant. After overwhelming encouragement from his daughter, Scott agreed to become an Avenger.
After a few years with the Avengers, a team called the Young Avengers came into the spotlight. There was even a member called Giant-Girl, who seemingly had the same powers as Ant-Man and the Wasp. Upon further investigation, Scott discovered that she was none other than his own daughter, Cassie. Initially, Scott was very disappointed and started to think that Maggie was right. However, after he saw her in action and witnessed firsthand how selflessly heroic she was, he became more proud of her than he ever thought he could be.
Powers and Abilities
No Special Powers
- Mechanical Engineering
Average Strength, Increases Depending on Size
- Ant-Man Suit
- Pym Particle Discs
- Capable of Riding Ants
Weapons: None known.
- No special notes.
- After joining the Avengers, Scott got Captain America's autograph and sold it on eBay for $5,000. He instantly regretted it and wished he'd gotten it framed instead.
- Appearances of Scott Lang (Earth-101)
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- Quotations by Scott Lang (Earth-101)
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