Scott Lang was a electrician, technician and a scientist-in-training who worked alongside fellow scientist Hank Pym, who was also the superhero Ant-Man. Hank was a member of the Avengers, but after they had disbanded, Hank decided to retire as Ant-Man, and passed on the Pym Particle technology to Scott. Scott had tried to improve and upgrade the Ant-Man suit so he could be a better Ant-Man, but couldn't get funding for his experiments. As he had been a thief at one point in his life, Scott began selling his weapons to supervillains for cash mentioned in Spectrums among them being Whirlwind and the Circus of Crime, whom he worked alongside. However, while Scott used his payments to fund and complete his experiments, he realized his partners were supervillains, and that they had stolen money from his town. While trying to stop them, Scott caused an arrow to explode in Trickshot's face, who unbeknownst to him was Clint Barton, the future Hawkeye. This, along with betraying the Circus, caused Barton to hold a grudge against Scott, which was later resolved.
A.I.M. had stolen a cluster of Pym Particles from Ant-Man. Upon hearing what happened to Avengers Tower during the fight with Ultron, Ant-Man allows Iron Man, Hawkeye and Thor to use his lab within an anthill. His lab is shown to have an A.I. named J.O.E.Y. (his version of J.A.R.V.I.S.). His flying ant Euclid has taken a liking to Hawkeye and Thor tests his strength against the ants Newton and Tesla. Ant-Man helps out Iron Man, Hawkeye and Thor to battle M.O.D.O.K. when M.O.D.O.K. uses the Pym Particles to grow out of the cybernetics to keep from being taken over by Ultron. With advice from Ant-Man, Iron Man was able to remove the Pym Particles from M.O.D.O.K.K's body during an attack on an amusement park. After M.O.D.O.K. is left tied up for S.H.I.E.L.D., Ant-Man joins up with Iron Man so that there can be another genius for the Avengers.
Ant-Man helps the Avengers's fight against Ultron. He manages to shrink an Ultron-controlled Falcon and place in a test tube. Upon bringing the Ultron-controlled Falcon to his lab, he and J.O.E.Y. analyzed the nano-virus in Falcon to find an antidote. Upon finding it with help from Falcon, Ant-Man creates the cure for the nano-virus to use on Falcon as he has Ultron's scattered conscious return to Ultron. After Ultron was defeated, Captain America and Iron Man invite Ant-Man into the Avengers.
Ant-Man helps the Avengers into subduing Fin Fang Foom in Washington DC via shrinking. Hawkeye has some trust issues ever with Ant-Man since Scott betrayed the Circus of Crime back when Hawkeye was operating as Trickshot. In order to see if Ant-Man is worthy to be one of the Avengers, Captain America has Hawkeye oversee the initiation training on Monster Island. Both of them eventually work together to save Captain America from the Red Skull using Dormammu's powers as protection from Thanos. With unlikely help from Fin Fang Foom, Ant-Man was key in helping the other Avengers. After Red Skull is in S.H.I.E.L.D. custody, Hawkeye officially welcomes Ant-Man into the Avengers.
Sometime prior to the events of "Adapting to Change" during a meeting at the Avengers Tower Black Widow mentioned that we beat all the major threats in the world the same reason why Ant-Man went solo.
Since leaving the Avengers, Scott became the insider for the movie: Human Ant and the Revengers. However the former prop master Elias Starr, better known as Egghead, attacked the site.
Personality and traits
Ant-Man is a strictly scientific person who tends to over-worry. Scott can also be overly sarcastic as well. He is still though is willing to sacrifice his life to save others, making him a true hero among the Avengers. He and Hawkeye disliked each other, though they make up in The New Guy, where we learn that Scott betrayed the Circus of Crime when Clint was still a member and the latter took an arrow to the face after Ant-Man discovered they were criminals, not knowing Trickshot and Hawkeye were the same person. He ran with the money, although he gave it back later, and saved his hometown.
Abilities and Equipment
Scott Lang is a genius scientist in the fields of biochemistry and nuclear sciences.
- Ant Helmet: Scott designed a helmet that allows him to communicate and control with insects, specifically ants. It also allows him to breath when he's small. In addition, he also has possession of pheromone containers on his person that allow him to achieve the same effect, which notably he used to summon a massive hoard/swarm of insects that held back Hyperion.
- Pym-Particle Blaster: Ant-Man has a blaster that can allow him to absorb and emit Pym-Particles as a form of a blaster energy. While it can be used to alter the size of a target, the target will usually soon revert to their normal size.
- Size-Alteration Suit: Scott's Pym Particle's are harnessed into suit allows him to alter his size from microscopic size to the size of an insect or action figure to the size of the Hulk and lastly, to the size of a building or skyscraper, while he can more precisely adjust his size by several feet or several inches, depending on his needs. While he can become a giant using his suit, he can also simply use it to make himself taller or shorter. However, he has had trouble maintaining an altered size, especially a larger size, for indefinite periods, which causes him to soon change back to normal size. His greatest feat of strength at a large size is, at the same size of a Cosmic-powered Thanos, delivering one mighty punch which knocked out/stunned the Titan. Enlarging himself causes him to become superhumanly strong and durable, while at his peak giant size, he was able to withstand a charging hit from Hyperion and smiles it off with no signs of injury or discomfort. Also, returning to full size enhances his momentum to inhuman levels, which allowed him to punch Red Skull through the air several feet away with Captain America's help. He used this same trick on Hyperion, growing to his normal size right in front of the latter while kicking him in the face, which not only hurt and stunned Hyperion, but sent him flying several yards at great speed and crashing into the ground. Interestingly, he is also quite durable and agile in his shrunken form, allowing him to land on his feet unscathed while falling from great heights and (while feet translates to inches in his shrunken form) he is capable of traveling several feet by jumping.
- 123. "One Little Thing"
- 216. "Small Time Heroes"
- 217. "Secret Avengers"
- 218. "The Ultron Outbreak"
- 219. "The New Guy"
- 220. "Terminal Velocity"
- 221. "Spectrums"
- 222. "Midgard Crisis"
- 224. "Avengers Underground"
- 225. "New Frontiers"
- 226. "Avengers World"
- 303."Saving Captain Rogers" Picture Only
(Picture Only from "The New Guy")
- The first Ant-Man was Hank Pym, who also went by the aliases: Giant Man, Yellowjacket, and then Wasp.
- In the original comics, Scott Lang was a burglar who stole the Ant-Man suit when his daughter Cassie Lang became ill. He then became the second Ant-Man.
- The Scott Lang incarnation of Ant-Man appears in Avengers Assemble, voiced by Grant George. This version is first seen with a more science oriented background and even has his own laboratory like Hank Pym, however, later retains his criminal backstory.
- Ant-Man's costume is heavily modeled after his live-action film version.
- Ant-Man was added to Avengers Assemble to promote his then upcoming live-action movie.
- In the comics and other media, including the film, Scott Lang had a daughter named Cassandra "Cassie" Lang, who would later became the teenage superheroine Stature. However, it hasn't mentioned if this version of Scott Lang has a daughter. It has been confimred that Cassandra will appear in Avengers: Ultron Revolution.