|For other uses, see Wasp (disambiguation)|
Hope van Dyne is the daughter of Hank Pym and Janet van Dyne, and a board member of the company founded by her father, Pym Technologies. When the CEO of Pym Technologies, Darren Cross, attempted to create and sell a new weapon based on her father's Ant-Man Suit, Hope reunited with her father and, along with an ex-con named Scott Lang as the new Ant-Man, was able to defeat Cross. After these events, Pym found the possibility of saving his wife due to Lang's first experience in the Quantum Realm, from which Hope was finally being offered by her father a suit that belonged her mother, to become the new holder of the mantle of Wasp.
Over the course of another year, Hope would train alongside Lang, while forming a romantic relationship with him, up until the point he joined Captain America's side during the Clash of the Avengers, which resulted in her and her father being wanted. Two years later, she, Pym and Lang successfully managed to retrieve her mother from the Quantum Realm and also faced Ava Starr when she became a threat to their planes of rescue. van Dyne reconciled with Lang and resumed her romantic relationship with him.
Alongside her parents, Hope was among the random people who turned to ashes following Thanos' success in assembling his Infinity Gauntlet and wiping out half the population. During the Battle of Earth, Hope was resurrected, along with all the other victims of the Decimation in 2023, where she aided Captain America and the Avengers in defeating Thanos and his army. After Thanos' army was disintegrated, Hope attended Tony Stark's funeral with Lang and her parents and later returned home to San Francisco to celebrate their victory with Cassie Lang.
Hope van Dyne was born to Hank Pym and Janet van Dyne who were also S.H.I.E.L.D. operatives and were known as Ant-Man and the Wasp. Hope was more connected to her mother and loved playing games with her mostly Hide and Seek (Where Hope would always hide in their cuber). But when Pym and Janet have to go on missions, they'd leave her at home with their Nanny while they were gone, telling her they were going on business trips.
Losing her Mother
One night, Hank Pym and Janet van Dyne had to go stop a missile attack so they left Hope with Rose. But before they left, Janet told Hope that their "business trip" would be really boring without her, then acted like she fell asleep, cheering Hope up before they had to leave. Unfortunately, the missile was launched and was made of titanium and the only way to disable the missile was to go Subatomic.
Pym tried to do this, but his regulator was damaged and Janet decided to do it asking Pym to tell Hope she loved her before shrinking all the way to the Quantum Realm presumably forever. Hope's relationship with her father Hank Pym became distant after her mother was lost. Instead of comforting his seven-year-old daughter, Pym became lost in his own grief and sent her away to boarding school.
Work at Pym Tech
Voting Out Hank Pym
van Dyne also worked her way up to board chairman of Pym Technologies where she cast the deciding vote that ousted Hank Pym from the company. She then proceeded to work at Cross Technologies as Darren Cross' assistant, however, she discovered he was attempting to replicate her father's designs for the Ant-Man Suit, intending to sell it to HYDRA. Fearing the consequences, van Dyne contacted her father and convinced him to assist her in stopping Cross.
Darren Cross' Presentation
When Darren Cross organized a presentation of his Yellowjacket Suit to potential investors, van Dyne attended and greeted Hank Pym when he arrived, although she refused to call him "Dad" and instead referred to him as "Doctor Pym". Van Dyne stayed close as Cross presented the armor and its abilities. Once it was over, she spoke to Pym about their plan to stop Cross, and Pym revealed that he had found a person who could assist them in their mission. Van Dyne attempted to push for Pym to allow her to complete the mission herself; he refused to allow her to take the same risks that her mother had taken.
Dinner with Cross
To celebrate his success, Darren Cross invited van Dyne to dinner at a restaurant. There, Cross began to rant about both of their fractured relationships with Hank Pym before van Dyne toasted to Cross' accomplishments and she told him he deserved everything that was coming to him.
Recreating Pym Particles
- "I thought we were using mice?"
"What’s the difference? Commence experiment 34C, organic atomic reduction."
"Darren, maybe we should think..."
- ―Hope van Dyne and Darren Cross
Back at Pym Technologies, van Dyne and Darren Cross continued their work to complete their version of the Pym Particles. Cross, instead of using mice as originally believed,, began using lambs in his experiments. However, the tests continued to prove unsuccessful and the lambs were crushed under the pressure of shrinking in size; these failures did not stop Cross and he continued to bring out new subjects, much to van Dyne's ever-growing concern.
Meeting Scott Lang
Hank Pym chose Scott Lang to assist them in their mission; however, van Dyne remained skeptical of whether or not they really needed outside help. In order to test Lang, Pym set out a test in which he would give Lang the information needed to break into his home and steal the Ant-Man Suit. Lang completed the task with ease, despite not knowing he was being tested and went on to accidentally test out the suit, causing him to shrink to the size of an ant. The experience horrified Lang and he attempted to return the suit, but Hope used the opportunity to call San Francisco Police Department and have him arrested as he attempted to leave Pym Residence.
Pym broke Lang out of prison and brought him back to his mansion; van Dyne kept watch over Lang as he slept, having passed out while riding an ant. When Lang awoke, he questioned why Hope was watching him and she explained it was because last time he was there he had stolen something. She took Lang downstairs to be introduced to Pym. They explained their mission to him, although van Dyne continued to recommend that they not use Lang and instead allow her to break into Pym Technologies and steal the Yellowjacket Suit from Cross herself, but Pym continued to refuse. He explained the details of the plan and why Lang was selected and eventually, the latter agreed to help them.
Training Scott Lang
- "You're going to have to learn how to punch."
"You're going to show me how to punch? Show me how to punch."
"That's how you punch."
- ―Hope van Dyne and Scott Lang
Van Dyne had been tasked with training Scott Lang on how to fight with the Ant-Man Suit to cause the most effective but non-lethal damage. Lang initially scoffed at the idea as he claimed that his three years in prison had taught him how to fight and to prove this he punched Hope but she easily blocked the attack and called him out for the poor attempt. Scott challenged her to show him how to punch, which she did by easily punching him in the face despite his attempts to block. Lang accepted van Dyne's help after this and together, they trained hard, fighting each other without holding back until van Dyne was satisfied with his abilities.
In a key stage of the training, Hank Pym taught Lang how to master using the Ant-Man Suit by jumping through a small key-hole and emerging large on the other side. Hope stood with Hank as Lang failed time after time until he finally mastered the skill. She later joined her father outside as he introduced Lang to the many breeds of Ants which would be assisting him in his mission. They became amused as Lang would often panic at the size and scale of the ants and regrow to his original size while inside the tunnels.
One skill Lang still struggled to master was the skill of communicating with the ants to get them to do his bidding. This continued until Hope became frustrated and stepped in, demonstrating her own skills with the communication, telling Pym that she should be the one going on the mission in Lang's place; however, she appeared to almost losing control of the ants, summoning far more than required to complete the simple task of placing a cube of sugar in a cup of tea, until her father stepped in to refocus her attention.
Utterly frustrated with how her father had continued to underestimate her, van Dyne angrily left the mansion and sat in her car. Lang joined her and tried to comfort her and she explained to him how Pym had been holding her back ever since her mother's death. They discussed Lang's daughter, Cassie Lang and how he was doing the mission for her. Van Dyne softened and taught Lang a new technique for communicating with the ants, allowing him to make them pick up and spin a coin.
Learning the Truth
Returning to the house, they found Hank Pym in the Pym Residence's main room. He finally relented and told van Dyne about the day that Janet van Dyne had died, explaining that in the 1980s, they worked as a superhero team with her taking the mantle of Wasp. He told her how they had been sent on a mission to intercept a missile which was going to destroy a major city and Janet had sacrificed herself by shrinking into the missile. However, she became lost within the Quantum Realm, which Pym had spent the next few decades trying to understand. Van Dyne hugged her father and their relationship finally began to rebuild once again, although the moment was somewhat ruined by Lang's comments.
- "Hi, I'm Scott."
"Did he just say "Hi, I'm Scott"?"
- ―Scott Lang and Hope van Dyne
In order to test Scott Lang's new abilities with the Ant-Man Suit, van Dyne and Hank Pym sent Lang on a mission to one of Howard Stark's old facilities to locate a small device for their heist. Lang quickly realized that the base was now the New Avengers Facility and van Dyne ordered him to abort the mission. Lang chose instead to continue and was confronted by Falcon, who tried to force Lang to leave when he introduced himself, van Dyne was horrified at the blunder. The two engaged in a brief fight which ended with Lang managing to damage EXO-7 Falcon and escape, impressing van Dyne somewhat by displaying martial arts moves she had taught him during his brief training during the skirmish.
Darren Cross Visits
While the team rested from the mission and discussed their next step, Hank Pym stepped into the next room only to be greeted by Darren Cross who had broken into the mansion. Cross claimed he had come in simply because the door was open and calmly spoke to Pym. van Dyne and Scott Lang realized in a panic that Cross could easily see their plans for their break into Pym Technologies and if he did he would likely murder him. Lang managed to use the Ants to hide the plans while Cross invited Pym to come to the presentation for the Yellowjacket Suit, which Pym agreed to.
Once Cross had left, they discussed what had just happened and the risks involved; van Dyne questioned whether or not Cross had known she was in the house as if he had seen her then her position in the company would be in danger. This question was seemingly answered when Cross phoned her and asked where she was, to which she lied and said she was at her home. Cross seemed to accept this answer and told her about his intent to Pym Technologies for the Yellowjacket Suit presentation. With this now changing the details of their plan, Lang suggested that they increase their team to include his former teammates Luis, Dave and Kurt, to which Pym disagreed.
Building the Team
- "You know he was arrested for stealing a smoothie machine, right?"
"Two smoothie machines..."
- ―Hope van Dyne and Luis
Despite Pym's protests, Luis, Kurt and Dave were brought into the plan and invited to the house where Hope brought them coffee. Luis thanked them and commented on how unusual it was for them to be invited back to a house they just robbed; Hope spoke to Scott and questioned if they could handle the job which Luis and Scott insisted they could. Hope watched amused as Scott demonstrated the capabilities of the Ant-Man Suit, causing Luis to flee from the room in fear when Scott jumped on his shoulder.
They worked out a new plan which involved Luis, Kurt and Dave to get Scott into Pym Technologies through the water pipes. Luis remained confident on his role as the man on the inside posing as a security guard, excitedly commenting on how beautiful Hope was and mistaking her for Scott's girlfriend. Despite their enthusiasm, Hope and Hank remained unconvinced that the plan could be pulled off due to their unprofessionalism.
Stealing the Yellowjacket
Discovered by Darren Cross
On the day of the Yellowjacket Suit Presentation, Hope arrived first at Pym Technologies and assisted Luis in gaining access to the restricted areas. Once everything was in place for Scott to enter the facility, Hope went to the presentation, along the way she was greeted by Cross, who asked how he looked in his suit.
When Pym arrived at the building, Cross greeted him warmly and invited him and Hope to speak to him in private in the demonstration room. Once they were alone, Cross' guards immediately took Pym and Hope hostage at gunpoint. Cross revealed that he was fully aware of their plan to steal the Yellowjacket Suit and planned to kill them all for their betrayal. Cross trapped Scott within the glass enclosure and took the Yellowjacket Suit; he then welcomed Mitchell Carson into the room and introduced him the representative from HYDRA to whom he intended to sell the Yellowjacket. Pym and Hope implored Cross to reconsider but he refused to listen.
Cross ordered his men to execute Pym before changing his mind and deciding to kill his mentor himself. Before Cross could exact his revenge, Scott broke out of his glass enclosure and he and Hope began fighting Cross' guards. In the chaos, Cross was able to shoot Pym in the shoulder before escaping with the Yellowjacket Suit. With Cross' guards defeated, Hope and Scott ran to Pym's aid, as he was bleeding heavily from his wound, but Hope ordered Lang to chase down and stop Cross before he could get away with the Yellowjacket.
Saving her Father
- "The charges are set. We’ve got to find a way out of here and fast."
"Don’t worry. I’m not gonna die, and neither are you."
- ―Hope van Dyne and Hank Pym
While Scott battled Cross, Hope attempted to lift Pym to safety as the entire Pym Technologies facility had been rigged to explode, but Pym knew that he would be unable to run. However, rather than accepting death and telling Hope to escape, he revealed that the tank key-ring he carried with him at all times, was not a key-ring at all, but a USSR Tank he had shrunk down years earlier. They transformed the tank to its original size and used it to escape, smashing through the side of the building at landing outdoors, much to the alarm of everyone present.
Hope ensured that Pym was getting medical attention from a nearby ambulance before they witnessed the entire Pym Technologies building imploding due to the C4 which Scott had planted inside. While Hope stayed with her father as his wound was treated, Scott tracked down and fought Cross. Eventually, Scott was able to kill Cross by damaging the internal mainframe of the latter suit's, briefly teleporting him to the Quantum Realm before he was able to return to normal size.
With the crisis now over, Hope and Hank spoke to Scott Lang about his experiences within the Quantum Realm, although he insisted that he had no memory of his experience and could tell them nothing. Hope walked Scott out of the mansion, before they could exit however, Lang kissed her. The moment was interrupted when Pym walked through the door and caught them, Lang denied any wrongdoing and insisted it was van Dyne who had kissed him before making a speedy exit.
Hank Pym's Acceptance
- "It's about damn time."
- ―Hope van Dyne to Hank Pym
Hank Pym revealed to Hope that before Janet's disappearance into the quantum realm, he and Janet van Dyne were working on a prototype for a new upgraded version of the Wasp Suit, which had been hidden behind a secret vault in his basement for decades. Although he had always believed it had been for her mother, Pym told Hope that he now knew they had in fact been designing it for her. Van Dyne accepted the suit without hesitation, noting that it was about time that she was given a suit.
Pym revealed that he had long ago worked on a mechanism to journey into the Quantum Realm, but that complications forced him to abandon the project. With his renewed faith in the possibility of his wife being alive after Scott's successful entry and return from the Quantum Realm, Pym reopened work on the project, this time with his daughter.
Becoming a Fugitive
A short while later, Scott would side with Captain America on the issue of the Sokovia Accords and was arrested for breaking international laws. Because of his tech's involvement in the infraction, Pym was subsequently hunted by the FBI, and so was Hope.
Ant-Man and the Wasp
Kidnapping Scott Lang
- "I'm sorry about Germany. They just showed up and said it was a matter of national security. That Cap needed help."
"…tain America. Captain. Cap. That’s what we call him if you’re a friend. I think I'm a friend, a little. I know him. He’s not; we’re not.. Whatever."
- ―Scott Lang and Hope van Dyne
Due to Scott fighting in Germany, Hope and Pym were forced to go underground and work on the Quantum Tunnel in a shrinkable lab building. Hope ended up making several deals with black market arms dealer Sonny Burch to get certain parts for their machine.
When Hope and Pym managed to successfully open the Quantum Tunnel for a very short period of time, Scott had a vision which he taking on the body of Janet van Dyne in one of her memories in which he found a little girl hiding in a red dresser. Which he called Pym, but no one answered and instead he left a message. This caused Hope to go and kidnap Scott.
After Scott awoke after being kidnapped by Hope, he woke up in the passenger seat of a van she was driving. He started freaking out as he knew the FBI would be on the chase for him. Hope showed him that the device was off and he was safe, but both she and Pym were mad at him for participating in the Clash of the Avengers in Germany.
When they arrived, Hope took Scott to the Quantum Tunnel where they met Pym. Scott then told them about his dream, which filled Hope and Pym with joy as Hope’s mother, Janet, may be alive in the Quantum Realm. To finish their portal, they still needed a part, so they drove to a meeting spot in which they would meet with Burch.
They arrived to the prearranged location and Hope left both Hank Pym and Scott Lang in the van. She walked into the building to meet Sonny Burch. He learned that she'd been going under an alias, Susan, before revealing that he knows who she really is and who her associates are. He tried to blackmail her into doing business with him but she refused. He forced Hope to leave the bag of money that she brought as she left. Soon after, Hope returned as the Wasp and beat up Sonny's goons in the lobby and the kitchen, all of which they were able to defeat and started to leave with the part.
A new player, Ghost, appeared and attacked Hope, trying to wrestle away the part from her. They fought and soon Scott joined in as Ant-Man. They were both knocked out and Ghost managed to steal the part and Hank's miniature lab. In order to regroup, the three of them head over to the X-CON office. There Hank told them that he knows of a former colleague from S.H.I.E.L.D. that could help them locate the lost laboratory.
Meeting Bill Foster
- "Makes you think, huh?"
"What do you mean?"
"We were working together. Training together. And other stuff-ing together."
"If I had asked, would you have come?"
"I guess we’ll never know. But I do know one thing. If I had, you’d have never been caught."
- ―Hope van Dyne and Scott Lang
Determined to retrieve the lab some other way, Hope, Hank and Scott tracked down an estranged former partner of Hank's, Bill Foster, to help them find the lab. Bill advised that they use the regulator in one of Hank's Ant-Man suits and track it that way. The three were then forced to flee because the FBI showed up after having been called when a student on the campus Bill worked at identified Hank and Hope.
Hank lamented the fact that he had no more Ant-Man suits with a working regulator after his first one had been damaged when Scott went subatomic and Scott had promised that he had destroyed the one he used in Germany. Scott revealed, however, that he had kept the second suit in case of an emergency, but that it was kept in a trophy that his daughter Cassie had taken to school for show-and-tell. Hope and Scott managed to sneak into the school and retrieve the suit from the trophy, and then use the regulator to track the building to the Ghost's lair. Soon after they arrived, they were knocked unconscious by the Ghost.
When the three came to, the Ghost introduced herself as Ava Starr, the daughter of another one of Hank's former partners, Elihas Starr. Ava explained that when Hank fired Elihas from the quantum tunnel project the first time he had attempted it, Hank also discredited Elihas and tarnished his name. Determined to prove that he was one of the ones who had worked on the tunnel, Elihas attempted to replicate it, but with disastrous results: it killed him, his wife and several other workers, and left Ava quantumly unstable. Ava explained that her quantum instability allowed her to pass through solid objects and exist in multiple realities at once but that it was immensely painful and would ultimately kill her if not treated soon. Bill was, in essence, her adoptive father, and was working with her to try and save her. She planned to harvest Janet's quantum energy, even if it killed Janet. Hank refused to let this happen and caused a diversion that allowed them to escape with the lab.
The trio set up the lab in the Redwood Forest. With the new part taken from Burch, Hank and Hope managed to open a stable quantum tunnel, which allowed Janet to temporarily possess Scott's body to speak to Hope and Hank and help them lock on to her coordinates in the quantum realm. She warned them, however, that they had no more than two hours before her location would shift due to the unstable nature of the realm and another opportunity to find her would not come for centuries. Meanwhile, Burch tipped off the FBI as to Hope, Hank and Scott's locations, forcing Scott to flee home and leaving Hope and Hank to be arrested and taken into custody by the FBI and SWAT while Ghost took the lab after murdering Stoltz, who was secretly trying to take the lab to Burch.
While they were in custody, Lang managed to sneak in Hope's suit and a disguise for Hank, allowing them to escape.
Hope, Scott, Hank and later Luis located the Mobile Laboratory and figured out a plan by using the ants to disable the machines so Ghost and Bill Foster would not be able to access the Quantum Realm. They then drew Ghost out, allowing Hank to go inside the lab, while Ant-Man, Wasp and Luis went looking for Ghost.
Wasp and Luis were joined by Ant-Man after he escaped from Ghost. As they were driving, Wasp noticed Sonny Burch approach them with his goons, causing them to chase through San Francisco. Wasp used the van's shrinking abilities to maneuver between the cars and knock them out. Wasp was able to defeat Burch's goons by causing them to crash into each other. Ant-Man then joined them in the van as more goons approached on motorbikes. Wasp then told Ant-Man to drive as she moved to the back to defeat the goons herself, which she did through using her blasters and Pym Particles Disks.
Wasp then grabbed Luis' pez dispenser and enlarged it, defeating the final two goons. However, Ghost was able to drive up to them and enter the van and knock Wasp out and take the lab. She then jumped into a truck and attempted to escape. Ant-Man and Luis then crashed the van, causing Ghost to get away from them, but Burch was still chasing after the lab. Wasp soon found Ghost and attempted to take back the lab and fight her.
Went Ghost went to attack Wasp, Burch drove up behind them, knocking Wasp onto his car, allowing him to steal the lab and drive away. Wasp then went after Burch as Ant-Man attempted to stop the truck, which he was successful. He then used the truck to make his way through the streets and reach Burch. Wasp told him to bring them the remote as they were running out of time and to use the Hot Wheels Car Collection to get to them as he was able to defeat using the car's shrinking abilities. Ant-Man and Wasp then went to help Luis, with Wasp taking out the goons and Ant-Man going for the lab.
Wasp entered the car and fought the goons inside using her shrinking abilities and fighting skills to go in and out of the car. Wasp then joined Luis in his car. The two soon arrived as Wasp realized that Ant-Man was losing consciousness and went to save him as he fell into the water. She swam towards him and repaired the regulator, causing him to shrink, allowing her to save him. Wasp brings him up to the surface where Ant-Man grew back to normal size. He regained consciousness before she kissed him.
Ant-Man and Wasp then entered the lab to stop Ghost. They disabled her machine and they began to fight. The two fought Ghost, but she was able to use her abilities to subdue them. As they fought, Hank and Janet returned from the Quantum Realm and were about to run over Wasp and Ghost. Ant-Man saved Wasp, but Ghost got thrown across the room, knocking her out. Hank and Janet then exited the Quantum Vehicle and Wasp reunited with her mother.
- "Preparing for reentry in five... four... three-"
- ―Hope Van Dyne
By the time they were to extract Scott Lang from the Quantum Realm after he harvested the quantum energy for Ghost, Hope and her parents, unaware of Thanos' actions with the Infinity Stones, suddenly disintegrated along with half of the universe, leaving Scott stranded in the Quantum Realm.
Hope van Dyne demonstrated a focused and determined personality when she was able to utilize the EMP Communication Device to control the Ants with ease and proved herself a hyper-competent hero when compared to Scott Lang. Hope is also very snarky, as shown when she mocked Lang by calling him "princess" or "useless" when he acted incompetent. Hope is generally self-assured and blunt, being brutally honest about Scott's poor hero skills and his friends' unimpressive thieving reputation. In spite of her candid demeanor, she does try to motivate Lang by encouraging him, tutoring him and telling him that he's not that much of a failure when he did eventually improve. Hope even grows to respect Lang and becomes proud of him when he demonstrates that he learned what she has been teaching him. She eventually became romantically affectionate towards Scott but showed slight embarrassment for it.
Hope had a strained relationship with Hank following her mother's apparent death, but after he revealed the truth, reconciled with him and even during the strain asked his help in stopping Darren Cross from enacting his plans. She was very much close to her mother than her father during her childhood, but she loved both of them as she resented Hank for keeping her away after her mother seemingly died.
Some of Hank's cynical nature rubbed onto Hope as well. Her relationship with Scott had gotten strained following the latter using their technology to help Captain America violate the Sokovia Accords and seemingly "destroyed" the Ant-Man suit. She was initially still angry at him and gave him cold responses up until the point where Scott revealed he had in fact saved it. The two soon mended their relationship, with Scott even wanting her as a partner.
Powers and Abilities
- Size Manipulation: Similar to the Ant-Man's suit, Hope is able to reduce herself to the size of an insect by using Pym Particles in the belt of the suit to distance her atoms, effectively compacting her physical structure and allowing her to shrink down whenever necessary. She still maintains her regular sized strength and durability while in a reduced scale as the process amplifies the amount of force she can generate and increases her density. Additionally, the process of altering size compresses force and energy, manifesting as brief shockwaves of vibration around the target, which briefly augments her force and momentum as she returns to normal size.
- Superhuman Strength: When decreased in size, Hope possesses a certain degree of superhuman strength, able to easily overpower enemies when shrunken down. The momentum of her attacks also appears to be increased. As she shrinks and regrows in an instant, the power behind her attacks, combined with her already superhuman strength and combat skills, allow for her to defeat the most skilled of combatants within a fraction of a second.
- Superhuman Durability When decreased in size, Hope's body is hyper-compressed, and is much resistant to injury, enough to survive falls from great heights and other impacts that would injure or kill even normal sized humans. She was notably capable of taking blows from the extremely dangerous Ghost.
- Flight: By utilizing four artificial insect-like wings, Hope can fly at impressive speeds and maneuver with great agility with ease, as evidenced when a knife was thrown at her while she was shrunken down. She was able to fly from the center of San Francisco to Fisherman's Wharf in a matter of minutes. She can also use the wings at full-size as blunt-force weapons.
- Energy Projection: Hope can fire bolts of energy from the wrists of her gauntlets. They are powerful enough to blast burning holes in reinforced materials, incapacitate the Ghost mid-phase, and knock a man unconscious. Her gauntlets were later upgraded before the Decimation, now able to fire constant streams of concussive energy, powerful enough to push back the likes of Thanos during the Battle of Earth alongside Shuri and Rescue.
- Insect Manipulation: Through the use of the EMP Communication Device given to her by her father, Hope can use electromagnetic waves to communicate and control insects, primarily ants. The device uses electromagnetic waves to mimic pheromones and stimulate the olfactory nerve center of insect-sized organisms.
- Genius-Level Intellect: Raised by Hank Pym, Hope is an expert in many fields of science. She seems to carry on her father's (and possibly her mother's) passions in chemistry and physics, which explains why she seemed confident in her understanding on the Ant-Man Suit to the point that she thought she could wear it to take down Darren Cross.
- Expert Businesswoman: Hope's business acumen has risen to the point she was able to secure for herself a stable position in Pym Technologies's board. She possessed enough power in the company to have the deciding vote to remove Hank Pym, the company's founder and CEO, from the company.
- "She seems... intense."
- ―Scott Lang
- Expert Martial Artist: Hope has trained in martial arts since she was a child. She trained Scott Lang in combat skills and fighting techniques, enabling him to become Ant-Man. Her martial arts prowess came in handy when she finally took the mantle of the Wasp. Hope employs a mixed martial art including elements of Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Judo, and Aikido.
- Master Acrobat: Hope incorporates gymnastics and acrobatics into her fighting style as she battles opponents, notably dodging a knife thrown at her while shrunken, then using it as a platform to continue her assault.
- EMP Communication Device: Earpieces made by Hank Pym that allow her to control insects, which she and Hank trained Scott Lang to do.
- Wasp Suit: A prototype for an upgraded version of her mother's shrinking suit was given to her by her father so that she could become the new Wasp. Like the Ant Man suit, it can manipulate its wearer's size while simultaneously enhance both the wearer’s density and strength, allowing for her to gain superhuman strength and near-invulnerability when shrunk.
- Glock 17: Van Dyne took one of these guns from one of the security guards holding both her and her father Hank Pym at gunpoint. She tried to dissuade Darren Cross from killing her father, but she was disarmed by one of the guards when Ant-Man stormed into the room and disabled the rest of the guards. Despite van Dyne disabled another guard herself, she could not prevent Cross from shooting Pym in the shoulder.
- Pym Residence: To be added
- San Francisco FBI Office: To Be added
|Appearances for Hope van Dyne|
In chronological order:
- In the comics, Hope Pym appears in the MC2 continuity, set in the future of the classic Marvel Universe, and is known as the supervillain Red Queen.
- She was later adapted into the main comics continuity as Nadia Pym, daughter of Hank Pym and his first wife, Maria Trovaya, who was taken to the Red Room by the Winter Soldier (at time when he was brainwashed) and raised to become a Soviet agent, ultimately becoming the new iteration of the Wasp after managing to escape from that Room. In Russian, the name Nadia translates to "hope."
- Hope van Dyne is the third character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to have taken over the mantle of a former superhero, preceded by Scott Lang and Robbie Reyes.
Behind the Scenes
- Hope van Dyne, with the identity of Wasp, was intended to be included in Captain America: Civil War, before writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely decided to cut because they didn't think she fit in the story.
- Before Evangeline Lilly was casted as Hope van Dyne, Rashida Jones and Emma Stone were considered for the part.
- Jessica Chastain turned down the role of Hope van Dyne due to scheduling conflicts.
- Renae Moneymaker and Ingrid Kleinig were stunt doubles for Evangeline Lilly in the role of Hope van Dyne.
- Jaden Alexander, Monique Davis and Katherine Barber were stand-ins for Evangeline Lilly in the role of Hope van Dyne.
- Michaela Russell was a photo double for Madeleine McGraw in the role of Hope van Dyne.