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"In this universe, Janet van Dyne contracted a quantum virus that corrupted her brain."
The Watcher[src]

The Quantum Virus is a virus that originated from the Quantum Realm, capable of turning its host into a zombie.



The Quantum Virus originated from the Quantum Realm. In one reality, during her thirty years of isolation in the Quantum Realm, Janet van Dyne contracted the virus, which corrupted her brain.

In 2018, Hank Pym traveled to the Quantum Realm to rescue van Dyne, but found that the virus had transformed her into a zombie. She promptly attacked her husband, infecting him with the virus, too. The two later returned to Earth and attacked and infected Scott Lang, though Hope van Dyne was able to escape.[1]

Zombie Apocalypse

The virus spread rapidly across the United States of America, prompting the Avengers to arrive at the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco to try and prevent its advance. However, Captain America was immediately bitten and attacked by Pym, and the rest of the Avengers fell to the zombie outbreak (except T'Challa). With Earth's Mightiest Heroes defeated, the rest of the world soon succumbed to the virus as well.[1]


The Quantum Virus is a powerful virus, being able to transmit rapidly. It primarily spreads through saliva, meaning if those infected can bite through flesh, the virus can spread easily. Even extraterrestrials are not immune to the virus, as Ebony Maw, Cull Obsidian, and Thanos became infected. Despite the damage the virus does to the mind, the zombies produced from the virus can still retain knowledge and skills which they had prior to being infected. Many of the Earth infected heroes were completely capable of using their skills such as fighting, using advanced technology, and using magic.[1]


  • In the comics, the Hunger Gospel was a zombie virus which took over two alternate Earths: Earth-2149 and Earth-91126 (Earth-Z), which are both similar to the Prime Marvel Universe. The virus allowed those infected to retain their full intelligence, speech, and powers. It quickly infected hundreds of superheroes and villains and devoured nearly all living beings in the universe. The survivors of Earth-2149 managed to send the remaining zombies to Earth-Z. After devouring yet another universe, the virus was locked in a chronological loop by Uatu to prevent the further spread of the plague. Two small-scale outbreaks of the virus managed to occur on Earth-616 (Prime) and Earth-1610 (Ultimate), but both were quickly contained and the virus eradicated in both universes.


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