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"You think that I don't know what you've been building? With all of this? Quantum technology. And you can forget nano-tech. Forget A.I. Forget cryptocurrency. Quantum energy is the future. It's the next gold rush. I want in."
―Sonny Burch to Hope van Dyne[src]

Sonny Burch is a black-market technology dealer with ties in the FBI. Burch was contacted by Hank Pym and Hope van Dyne needed for details for the Quantum Tunnel. However, he learned about his customers and decided to obtain their Mobile Laboratory full of valuable quantum technology. During his chase for the laboratory, Burch was confronted by Ant-Man, Ghost and X-Con Security Consultants. Following the high-speed pursuit, Burch and his subordinates were arrested by the San Francisco Police Department.

Biography

Notable Criminal

"You know, I have a special friend, down at the FBI. And I say special, because... Well, he tells me things that I didn't previously know. For example... Your name isn't Susan. It's Hope van Dyne. And your unseen associate, that's your father, Hank Pym."
―Sonny Burch to Hope van Dyne[src]

Sonny Burch became known in a criminal underworld as a notorious black-market technology dealer. In order to keep his illicit activity in an appropriate state, Burch came into a contract with Stoltz, bribing him for information and security from the FBI. Hiring several mercenaries and criminals, such as former MI6 member Uzman, Burch purchased the restaurant Oui to use it as his base of operations.

Burch was contacted by the woman named Susan who requested him for some pieces of technology for unsaid reasons. Using his connection at the black-market traffic, Burch was able to get the technology she needed, for what she generously paid. However, Burch felt suspicious about his new customer and asked Stoltz to find information about her. Stoltz informed Burch that her real name is Hope van Dyne and she is the daughter of Hank Pym.

Learning about Pym's experiments with Quantum technology, Burch realized that Pym used the technology purchased from him to build the laboratory fulled by valuable technology. In the wake of collapse of S.H.I.E.L.D. and disruption of HYDRA, Burch admitted that Pym's discovery in Quantum energy was able to become the next "gold rush", overtaking nano-tech, A.I., or cryptocurrency in his opinion. Intending to obtain the lab, Burch contacted his customers, announcing the starting bid for the lab - one billion dollars.[1]

Chasing the Mobile Laboratory

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Battle at the Oui

"It's a pleasure doing business with you, Sonny."
"Oh, our business isn't finished yet, Hope. I can assure you of that."
Wasp and Sonny Burch[src]

Sonny is seen waiting for Hope van Dyne at one of the restaurant tables. He greets her as she walks in although he calls her by her alias, Susan. She is there to purchase apart from him for the Quantum Tunnel she's building. He informs "Susan" that he knows exactly who she is and who her associates are. He tries to blackmail her into doing business with him by she says no. As she gets up to leave, Sonny tells her to leave the money she brought as compensation. After Hope leaves, Sonny begins issuing orders when suddenly his men are attacked by a woman in costume aka the Wasp. His goons try to escape with the part but instead are thoroughly whipped by the Wasp. Just as Wasp attempt to leave with the device, a "Ghost" appeared out of nowhere and stole the Hank Pym's lab.[1]

Interrogating X-Con Security Consultants

"Okay, hold on, hold on. I like a good story as much as the next person, but what in the hell does this have to do with where Scott Lang is? "
―Burch to Luis[src]

Later, Sonny shows up at X-Con Security Consultants looking for Hope and Scott. He too wants to steal the lab from them so that he can sell the Quantum Tunnel that they've built. He has one of his associates inject "truth serum" into Luis so that he can coerce the information out of him. After blabbering about Scott and Hope's relationship, Luis finally reveals that they are hidden in the forest. Suddenly, Ghost appears, angered by the revelation, spooking both parties before vanishing. Releasing Luis and his associates, Sonny returns to his SUV only to find all tires destroyed. Knowing the Ghost had a head start, Sonny calls his FBI contact, Stoltz and informs him of their location on the condition that he steals the lab for Sonny.[1]

Chase at San Francisco

"Anyone seen a Southern gentleman carrying a building?"
Ant-Man[src]

Sonny follows Hope and Luis to the group's rendezvous point. Hope backs up and leads Burch and his men on a chase through San Francisco. Scott grows into Giant Man to stop them but Burch is finally able to grab the lab while the Wasp and Ghost fight each other. He runs to Pier 39 where he boards a ferry to get away from them. Scott follows as Giant Man and grabs the lab from Burch's arms. Burch and his gang soon corner Luis, only to be tased and tied up by Kurt and Dave. When the police arrive, they begin to confess their various crimes due to having been injected with "truth serum", and Burch added that his restaurant had multiple health code violations.[1]

Personality

"My buyers don't take no for an answer. So, we're either in business together, or we aren't in business together."
"Then, I guess we aren't."
"You can go. But, I'm afraid your money's gonna have to remain. Let's call it compensation for my injured feelings."
―Sonny Burch and Hope van Dyne[src]

Burch is a savvy, opportunistic and ambitious man that will stop at nothing to get what he wants. He has little scruples about betraying his business partners if it means he will profit from it. Being a professional criminal, Burch is ruthless by trade and is willing to kill anyone that gets in his way.

Abilities

"Well, my name is Sonny Burch. And I do my research, Luis."
―Sonny Burch to Luis[src]
  • Businessman: To be added

Equipment

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Facilities

  • Oui: To be added

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