Giant-Man

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Giant-Man is the alias used by a number of characters in Marvel Comics.

Fictional character biography[edit]

Hank Pym[edit]

Hank Pym was the original character named Giant-Man. He has also used other aliases like Ant-Man, Yellowjacket, Goliath, and Wasp.

Bill Foster[edit]

Bill Foster was Hank Pym's successor who originally went by the name Black Goliath.

Raz Malhotra[edit]

Raz Malhotra is a computer technician whose former field study was in artificial intelligence at the time when Hank Pym started to rid the world of them. Many companies shut down their A.I.s before Raz could graduate. He started working on a tech-support company called Techbusters in San Francisco. Upon resurfacing following his apparent death, Egghead read Raz's dissertion called "Breakthroughs in Moral Paradigms for Artificial Intelligence." Egghead decided to lure him into his lair under the guise of wanting support for his mac book. When Raz Malhotra arrived to Egghead's base, Egghead revealed his true intentions of wanting Malhotra to use his knowledge to power up artificial duplicates of the Avengers called the A.I.Vengers he had stolen from Hank Pym. Malhotra repudiated Egghead's evil intentions, forcing the villain to use a neural override device to control him. Egghead's plans attracted the attention of Hank Pym and Scott Lang. When Raz breaks free from the neural override, he shuts down the A.I.Vengers as Hank Pym knocks out Egghead. Some months later after Hank Pym seemingly perishes in the fight against Ultron, Hank Pym left one of his labs to Scott Lang who sent Raz a present in the form one of the Giant-Man uniforms.[1]

Raz decides to use the Giant-Man suit to fight Unicorn, but gets trapped in the Golden Gate Bridge during the conflict.[2]

Other versions[edit]

Ultimate Marvel[edit]

In the Ultimate Marvel universe, there is a group of characters called Giant-Men who gained size-shifting powers from a modified version of the technology that gave Hank Pym his powers and special jumpsuits that can grow with them. The Giant-Men are part of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Reserves and consist of Scott Lang, David Scotty, Peter, Cassandra Lang, and some unnamed Giant-Men and Giant-Women.[3]

The Giant-Men and the Rocket Men join Nick Fury, Quicksilver, and Scarlet Witch into fighting the Liberators.[4]

During the Ultimatum storyline, the Giant-Men were seen saving as many people as they can after Magneto caused a tidal wave that hit Manhattan.[5]

The Giant-Men later carry the Ultimates away from the forces of Loki.[6]

The Giant-Men later attack the West Coast Ultimates and easily defeat them.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ant-Man Annual Vol. 2 #1
  2. ^ Astonishing Ant-Man #4
  3. ^ Ultimates 2 #6
  4. ^ Ultimates 2 #9
  5. ^ Ultimatum #2
  6. ^ Ultimate Comics New Ultimates #3
  7. ^ Ultimate Comics Ultimates #11

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