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|“||I believe in the Avengers. We came together to face threats no single individual could withstand. To make the world a safer place. Perhaps it was a simpler time. Perhaps we were naive. Jocasta just asked me where I'd be without the Avengers. I've thought long and hard about that. And I know, without question... I'd be dead. Or insane. Or in prison. Or just not doing anyone much good. The Avengers have saved the world countless times. But they have also saved me. Have I faced hard times as a result of being an Avenger? Definitely. But I've also experienced some of the greatest moments of my life. Seen and done thing no other scientist can ever imagine. I've had the privilege of fighting beside some of the greatest heroes--and best friends--the world's ever seen. And I've found happiness. More than I probably deserve. If I'd never become an Avenger, I might have lived a quiet, contented, productive life as a researcher. But it's just as likely I'd have struggled with the same demons---depression, mental illness, suicidal thoughts--and not make it out the other side. And I wouldn't have had the great honor of teaching you.||„|
|~ Giant Man|
Dr. Henry "Hank" Pym is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by penciler Jack Kirby, editor-plotter Stan Lee and scripter Larry Lieber, the character first appeared in Tales to Astonish #27 (January 1962). The character, a scientist that debuted in a standalone science-fiction anthology story, returned several issues later as the original iteration of the superhero Ant-Man with the power to shrink to the size of an insect. Alongside his crime-fighting partner-wife Janet van Dyne, he goes on to assume other superhero identities, including the size-changing Giant-Man and Goliath; the insect-themed Yellowjacket; and briefly the Wasp. He is a founding member of the superhero team the Avengers and the creator of the robotic villain Ultron.
Debuting in the Silver Age of Comic Books, Hank Pym has since featured in several Marvel-endorsed products such as animated films, video games, and television series. Michael Douglas plays the character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Ant-Man (2015), Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019), and is set to reprise the role in the Disney+ series What If...? (2021) and the film Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2022).
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- Pym (based on Michael Douglas' character in the MCU) appears in Marvel's Spider-Man: Webbed Champion and Marvel: All New, All Different Chronicles, voiced in all of them by Jim Meskimen. Both versions are depicted as the maternal grandfather of Gwen Stacy and Cassie Lang, and Scott Lang's father-in-law.
- In Marvel's Spider-Man: Webbed Champion, Pym first appeared in "The Parker Errand", on which he is consulted by Peter Parker about his deceased parents' work, which Pym reveals to be researches about alternate dimensions which he and the Parkers explored through the Quantum Realm. Later, after Peter retrieves the Tesseract from the forces of A.I.M., Pym, Tony Stark and Nick Fury congratulate Peter, entrusting him to keep the Tesseract as long as he uses it responsibly, and presenting him his parents' old research building the Triskelion.
- Appearing as a supporting character in Marvel: All New, All Different Chronicles, Pym makes regular supporting appearances in the series. Depicted as the head of Pym Industries, Pym is also a teacher in Baxter Institute.