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18th May '16 4:23:40 PM nombretomado
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* DecompositeCharacter: In the MarvelCinematicUniverse, rather than being one woman, the Wasp is a LegacyCharacter: [[spoiler: Jan was the original Wasp in the 80's, and her daughter Hope carries on her legacy as the new Wasp in the present]].

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* DecompositeCharacter: In the MarvelCinematicUniverse, Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, rather than being one woman, the Wasp is a LegacyCharacter: [[spoiler: Jan was the original Wasp in the 80's, and her daughter Hope carries on her legacy as the new Wasp in the present]].
12th May '16 10:20:16 AM DragonRanger
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The Wasp is a Creator/MarvelComics superhero created by Creator/StanLee and Creator/JackKirby. Making her debut in ''Tales to Astonish #44'' (June, 1963), Janet van Dyne has been featured in more than four decades of Marvel comics history. One of the founding members of ComicBook/TheAvengers, the Wasp famously gave the team its name after the the heroes take down the villain Loki. Aside from a few solo adventures in ''Tales to Astonish'', Janet is the only original Avenger never to receive her own series. She made a HeroicSacrifice during ''ComicBook/SecretInvasion'', but to the surprise of nobody, returned from "the dead" after the events of ''ComicBook/AvengersVsXMen''. She then appeared as part of the ''ComicBook/UncannyAvengers'' during the ''ComicBook/MarvelNOW'' relaunch.

During the time that Janet was considered dead, her longtime love interest Hank Pym (aka "ComicBook/AntMan", "Giant-Man", "Yellowjacket", "Goliath") would take over the "Wasp" name, during which he would co-lead the limited series "Ant-Man & Wasp" with then-current Ant-Man Eric O'Grady. Tropes regarding him can be found over on the ''ComicBook/AntMan'' page.

A new Wasp has since appeared as part of the Comicbook/AllNewAllDifferentMarvel relaunch. Nadia (no last name given yet) idolizes Hank Pym and is a brilliant scientist herself, having reverse-engineered the [[SizeShifter size-changing]] Pym Particle. Stealing some of his unclaimed gear after he was presumed dead, she's working to prove herself his successor - never mind that she never actually ''met'' Pym, and the "Wasp" name is already in use by someone who ''has''.

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The Wasp is a Creator/MarvelComics superhero created by Creator/StanLee and Creator/JackKirby. Making her debut in ''Tales to Astonish #44'' (June, 1963), Janet van Dyne has been featured in more than four decades of Marvel comics history. One of the founding members of ComicBook/TheAvengers, the Wasp famously gave the team its name after the the heroes take down the villain Loki. Aside from a few solo adventures in ''Tales to Astonish'', Janet is the only original Avenger never to receive her own series. She made a HeroicSacrifice series.

When her father was killed by an alien attack, Janet turned to her colleague Hank Pym aka ComicBook/AntMan. Hank gave her access to the same [[SizeShifter size-changing]] Pym Particles that he used, plus genetic augmentation for insect wings that would allow her to fly once she shrank small enough. Over time the size-changing would become an innate power, plus she developed the ability to fire bio-electric "stings" from her hands.

The Wasp name was also briefly used by Hank himself
during ''ComicBook/SecretInvasion'', but to the surprise of nobody, returned from "the dead" after the events of ''ComicBook/AvengersVsXMen''. She then appeared as part of the ''ComicBook/UncannyAvengers'' during the ''ComicBook/MarvelNOW'' relaunch.

During the
a time that when Janet was considered dead, her longtime love interest Hank Pym (aka "ComicBook/AntMan", "Giant-Man", "Yellowjacket", "Goliath") would take over the "Wasp" name, during which he would co-lead the limited series "Ant-Man & Wasp" with then-current Ant-Man Eric O'Grady. Tropes regarding him can be found over on the ''ComicBook/AntMan'' page.

A new Wasp has since appeared as part of the Comicbook/AllNewAllDifferentMarvel relaunch. Pym's first wife was a Russian political refugee, but she was murdered before he met Janet. However, unknown to Pym she had given birth to a daughter, Nadia, who was taken into the "Red Room" program that had produced the ComicBook/BlackWidow. Showing herself to have inherited Pym's aptitude for science, Nadia (no last name given yet) idolizes Hank escaped using Pym Particles acquired from the black market and is a brilliant scientist herself, having reverse-engineered the [[SizeShifter size-changing]] Pym Particle. Stealing sought out her father, only to find out he had supposedly died in battle. She then steals some of his unclaimed gear after he was presumed dead, she's and is working to prove herself his successor - never mind that she never actually ''met'' Pym, and the "Wasp" name is already in use by someone who ''has''.
successor.
8th May '16 6:39:25 PM DragonRanger
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A new Wasp has since appeared as part of the Comicbook/AllNewAllDifferentMarvel relaunch. [[spoiler: She's revealed to be Hope, Hank's long lost daughter and Jan's stepdaughter]].

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A new Wasp has since appeared as part of the Comicbook/AllNewAllDifferentMarvel relaunch. [[spoiler: She's revealed to be Hope, Hank's long lost daughter Nadia (no last name given yet) idolizes Hank Pym and Jan's stepdaughter]].
is a brilliant scientist herself, having reverse-engineered the [[SizeShifter size-changing]] Pym Particle. Stealing some of his unclaimed gear after he was presumed dead, she's working to prove herself his successor - never mind that she never actually ''met'' Pym, and the "Wasp" name is already in use by someone who ''has''.
10th Apr '16 7:15:41 PM comicwriter
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A new Wasp has since appeared as part of the Comicbook/AllNewAllDifferentMarvel relaunch. [[spoiler: She's revealed to be Hope, Hank's long lost daughter and Jan's stepdaughter]].
23rd Feb '16 1:02:08 AM Unityd3v
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** While Janet is still active as the Wasp, another girl has also taken up the mantle of the Wasp in ''ComicBook/AllNewAllDifferentMarvel''
3rd Feb '16 7:14:42 PM NateTheGreat
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* ActionFashionista: Probably has the largest wardrobe in comic book history. Justified, as she actually ''is'' TheFashionista.

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* ActionFashionista: Probably has the largest wardrobe in comic book history. Justified, as she actually ''is'' TheFashionista. See portrayals of and information about each costume [[http://www.wondrouswasp.altervista.org/w64-72.htm here]].
20th Jan '16 5:34:13 AM rafi
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%%* TenMinuteRetirement



* ActionGirl: Janet van Dyne as The Wasp.
%%* AlwaysVSexy
* AnimalThemedSuperbeing: Wasps.

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* ActionGirl: At first Janet van Dyne was the weak link of the team, but later on became one of the smartest and craftiest of its members.
* AdultFear: Her and Havok's child was wiped out of existence from the timeline, but they still remember her
as clearly as they did before the timeline change.
* AnimalThemeNaming: As
The Wasp.
%%* AlwaysVSexy
* AnimalThemedSuperbeing: Wasps.Based on Wasps, obviously.



* BadassAdorable: DependingOnTheWriter and most notable in ''Earth's Mightiest Heroes'', but Jan can kick ass and her quirky personality makes her adorable as she does so.
** TookALevelInBadass: Janet received a power-up in the early 1980s in a ''Marvel Team-Up'' plotline, due to Hank Pym refining her particular formula of Pym Particles, receiving more powerful "stings" and higher strength when she was shrunken down, and again in the early 2000s when she gained the ability to grow to giant size as well as shrink. She also spent much of the 1980s as the chairwoman of the Avengers, where she scored several impressive wins one right after the other.

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* BadassAdorable: DependingOnTheWriter and most notable in ''Earth's Mightiest Heroes'', DependingOnTheWriter, but Jan can kick ass and her quirky personality makes her adorable as she does so.
** TookALevelInBadass: Janet received a power-up in the early 1980s in a ''Marvel Team-Up'' plotline, due to Hank Pym refining her particular formula of Pym Particles, receiving more powerful "stings" and higher strength when she was shrunken down, and again in the early 2000s when she gained the ability to grow to giant size as well as shrink. She also spent much of the 1980s as the chairwoman of the Avengers, where she scored several impressive wins one right after the other.
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* BattleCouple: Ant-Man and Wasp. Not so much in ''The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes!'', as Jan enjoys fighting villains while Henry doesn't.

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* BattleCouple: Ant-Man With Hank Pym, and Wasp. Not so much in ''The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes!'', as Jan enjoys fighting villains while Henry doesn't.later with Havok.



* BioAugmentation: The source of Janet's wings and antennae.

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* BioAugmentation: The source origin of Janet's her wings and antennae.stingers; they were added to her by Hank Pym when she volunteered for his experimentation.



* TheChick

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* TheChickTheChick: His early role in the Avengers. She develop in TheHeart



* {{Flight}}: When she shrinks, and can use her wings. Sometimes even at normal sizes, depending on the writer.



* JerkassBall: Held on to it with both hands when she was taking advantage of Hank's breakdown to force him to marry her.
* JumpedAtTheCall: She was much more excited at the prospects of forming a team than the others, and was even the one who coined the name "The Avengers".



* LegacyCharacter: Hank Pym as Wasp II. Also Petra Larkov as Red Wasp in the ComicBook/UltimateMarvel continuity.

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* LegacyCharacter: LegacyCharacter:
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Hank Pym as Wasp II. Also Petra Larkov as Red Wasp in the ComicBook/UltimateMarvel continuity.



* MostCommonSuperpower: Sometimes, DependingOnTheArtist.
* MsFanservice: Remember those moments where Wasp was forced to fight in her bikini or underwear. or when she uses an costume was shows so much skin or those moments where she ended up naked when she shrunk due to wearing an normal outfit?.

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* ManicPixieDreamGirl: For Hank. Eventually becomes a deconstruction of the trope, considering how that relationship ends up.
* MostCommonSuperpower: Sometimes, DependingOnTheArtist.
Under most artists.
* MsFanservice: Remember those moments where Wasp was forced to fight in her bikini or underwear. or when she uses an costume was shows so Not nearly as much skin or those moments where she ended up anymore, but her most common role in the original line-up; her role as a fashion designer was used to justify as many bikini, clothes changing and skimpy outfit scenes as possible. She also tends to change size in civilian clothes more than her husband, which leaves her naked when she shrunk due to wearing an normal outfit?.since the clothes don't change with her.



* SexyBacklessOutfit / VaporWear: A number of Janet's costumes have holes in the back for her wings, which are too tiny to see when she's at normal height.
* ShapeshiftingExcludesClothing: Sometimes

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* SexyBacklessOutfit / VaporWear: SexyBacklessOutfit: A number of Janet's costumes have holes in the back for her wings, which are too tiny to see when she's at normal height.
* ShapeshiftingExcludesClothing: SometimesMost versions of The Wasp have this; Janet Van Dyne usually has a tiny superhero outfit to wear when she turns into the Wasp. If she doesn't? Well, then she has to fight starkers.



* TenMinuteRetirement

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* TenMinuteRetirementTookALevelInBadass: Janet received a power-up in the early 1980s in a ''Marvel Team-Up'' plotline, due to Hank Pym refining her particular formula of Pym Particles, receiving more powerful "stings" and higher strength when she was shrunken down, and again in the early 2000s when she gained the ability to grow to giant size as well as shrink. She also spent much of the 1980s as the chairwoman of the Avengers, where she scored several impressive wins one right after the other.



* WeaponOfMassDestruction: The Skrulls turn Janet into one of these during ''Secret Invasion''.

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* WeaponOfMassDestruction: The Skrulls turn Janet into one of these during ''Secret Invasion''.''ComicBook/SecretInvasion'', prompting Thor having to MercyKill her to save the planet.
19th Jan '16 7:43:53 PM Tyjohnson616
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*** There was an attempt at a RetCon/RetGone of this behavior as the story explains the whole thing as everyone knowing it was Hank from the beginning and playing dumb, [[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/yjwedding18.jpg for the sake of Hank's fractured psyche]]. Janet through out the story is played as an emotionally broken and sympathetic character.
*** There was also a second RetCon/RetGone by Creator/BrianMichaelBendis where it said to be an [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_kxF371gMSro/TQBQp75HknI/AAAAAAAAQG0/UO4-wSqvMec/s1600/scan0007.jpg elaborate PR]] [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_kxF371gMSro/TQBPVWlAOxI/AAAAAAAAQGs/8wlqbfYFsM0/s1600/scan0004.jpg stunt set up by Hank and Janet]] with everyone in the know, and that it was to throw the media.

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*** There was an attempt at a RetCon/RetGone [[Main/RetCon Ret Con/]]RetGone of this behavior as the story explains the whole thing as everyone knowing it was Hank from the beginning and playing dumb, [[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/yjwedding18.jpg for the sake of Hank's fractured psyche]]. Janet through out the story is played as an emotionally broken and sympathetic character.
*** There was also a second RetCon/RetGone [[Main/RetCon Ret Con/]]RetGone by Creator/BrianMichaelBendis where it said to be an [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_kxF371gMSro/TQBQp75HknI/AAAAAAAAQG0/UO4-wSqvMec/s1600/scan0007.jpg elaborate PR]] [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_kxF371gMSro/TQBPVWlAOxI/AAAAAAAAQGs/8wlqbfYFsM0/s1600/scan0004.jpg stunt set up by Hank and Janet]] with everyone in the know, and that it was to throw the media.
19th Jan '16 7:40:06 PM Tyjohnson616
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** She willfully and blatantly used Hank's drug-addled and unstable mental state to force him into marriage with her. To give context, Hank at the moment of the marriage thought himself to be the villainous Yellowjacket, later it was mentioned several times that Hank was so out of it during the ceremony that he had no idea what he was saying. Janet had ''no excuse'', as she was just being manipulative for the sake of keeping Hank by her side no matter what. She has a panel [[ [[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/yjwedding11.jpg ranting at her team mates about her happniess and how Hank's previous behavior killed that]] after her announcement to marry Yellow Jacket, who none of the avengers knew was Hank and thought her new beau killed.

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** She willfully and blatantly used Hank's drug-addled and unstable mental state to force him into marriage with her. To give context, Hank at the moment of the marriage thought himself to be the villainous Yellowjacket, later it was mentioned several times that Hank was so out of it during the ceremony that he had no idea what he was saying. Janet had ''no excuse'', as she was just being manipulative for the sake of keeping Hank by her side no matter what. She has a panel [[ [[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/yjwedding11.jpg ranting at her team mates about her happniess and how Hank's previous behavior killed that]] after her announcement to marry Yellow Jacket, who none of the avengers knew was Hank and thought her new beau killed.
19th Jan '16 7:38:41 PM Tyjohnson616
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* DomesticateAbuse: To get serious for a second here, while she is one of the most famous examples of being a victim of domestic abuse in comics, she has done a fair share of her own, in many ways she's above Hank in this:

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* DomesticateAbuse: DomesticAbuse: To get serious for a second here, while she is one of the most famous examples of being a victim of domestic abuse in comics, she has done a fair share of her own, in many ways she's above Hank in this:
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