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Stark Industries

See the Stark Industries page

Pym Technologies

See the Pym Technologies page

Rand Enterprises

See the Rand Enterprises page

Hammer Advanced Weapons Systems

See the Hammer Industries page

Advanced Idea Mechanics (A.I.M)

Roxxon Corporation

See the Roxxon Corporation page.

Cybertek

    Carlo Mancini 

Carlo Mancini

Species: Human

Portrayed By: T.J. Ramini

Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

The Cybertek head of security transporting.


  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: He's a corporate executive collaborating with the similarly corrupt Ian Quinn.
  • You Have Failed Me: The Clairvoyant (John Garrett) has Mancini executed by Deathlok after Mancini's men unwittingly attracting S.H.I.E.L.D.'s attention.

    Sofia 

Sofia

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Emily Baldoni

Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

A member of Mancini's team.


  • Number Two: To Mancini.
  • You Have Failed Me: The Clairvoyant (John Garrett) orders Deathlok to kill her after Mancini's men unwittingly attracting S.H.I.E.L.D.'s attention.

    Kyle Zeller 

Kyle Zeller

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Josh Daugherty

Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

A Cybertek forced employee used by John Garrett as Deathlok's handler.


  • I Have Your Wife: Or as Cybertek calls it, the "Incentives Program": his wife has been kidnapped to ensure his cooperation.
  • Mission Control: Forced to act as Deathlok's handler and mission control.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: He serves Garrett not out of villainy or corruption, he simply wants to keep his wife alive.
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    Joseph Getty 

Dr Joseph Getty

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Mark Fite

Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

A scientist forcibly recruited into Cybertek to do research into Gravitonium.


  • I Have Your Wife: HYDRA threatened his family to ensure his cooperation with Cybertek.

IGH

See the IGH page.

X-Con Security Consultants

    Luis 

Luis

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"Are we the good guys?"

Portrayed By: Michael Peña

Voiced By: Luis Alfonso Mendoza (Latin-American Spanish)

Appearances: Ant-Man | Ant-Man and the Wasp

"Oh no, no, Daddy don't get scared."

Scott's friend and former cellmate. Later, the head of X-Con Security Consultants


  • The Alleged Car: It becomes a Running Gag in the franchise for people to call his van ugly.
  • Badass Normal: Has no superpowers but is a reliable sidekick to Scott. He even gets to be a Badass Driver operating a shrinking car in the sequel.
  • Bumbling Sidekick:
    • Subverted; despite how silly he is, he's more than capable of holding his own, and is useful — his only issue during the heist being that he didn't know who the security chief was, and takes him out anyway.
    • He's far more useful in the sequel, even getting into a car chase where he uses a shrinking car.
  • Canon Immigrant: Originated in the MCU, but made his way into the mainstream comics.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Luis owns a 1972 Ford Ecoline with a horn that plays La Cucaracha which initially serves as the Wombats' getaway vehicle before it was fitted with a Quantum Tunnel by the Pyms.
    • Subverted twice in Endgame that while it becomes a basis for the Avengers' time travelling plan, it was not used in favor of a more advanced version created by Tony Stark, Bruce Banner and Rocket Raccoon. After the other one was destroyed by a time-travelling Thanos, the Avengers attempted to use the one in Luis' van but moments before Captain Marvel can reach it, Thanos destroys the van as well.
  • Chekhov's Skill:
    • Claims to be the only person to have knocked out Peaches, a hulking convict that not even Scott could meaningfully harm. This seems to be a lie for most of the movie, but come the heist he quickly knocks out several of Cross's guards when he gets the chance.
    • In the sequel, when he gets injected with a Truth Serum, he's able to get around being unable to lie by using his Motor Mouth habit to tell a long story with the implications being he was trying to buy time for it to either wear off, or for the criminals using it on him concluding that he doesn't know anything. Unfortunately, he gets cut off before he can progress far enough and is forced to admit the information.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: The guy may be a Motor Mouth goofball, but he has a really mean punch and is a rather good driver, using the streets of San Francisco and Hank Pym's tech to evade Sonny Burch and his men.
  • Cultured Badass: When not punching out people in a single hit, he frequents wine tastings, art museums with abstract expressionism exhibits (though he's more a Neo-Cubist kind of guy), and so on.
  • Exact Words: Gets asked where Scott Lang is while under truth serum, so he goes on a long story about how he met Scott and ends up explaining where Scott was emotionally at.
  • Good Feels Good: Feels "weird" more like, but he still enjoys being the "good guy" for once. Come the sequel, he and the gang have created a business and swore off criminal activity, and help out Scott when they can because they want to.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: He is Scott's longest and most trusted friend.
  • Hidden Depths: Enjoys wine tasting and modern art when not committing crimes. The sequel also shows that he has surprisingly good leadership skills despite being a bit rough about office rules.
  • Knows a Guy Who Knows a Guy: His signature scenes are about him chatting with a friend who chatted with a friend who...
  • Leitmotif: Roy Ayers' "Escape" is played whenever he is story telling.
  • Motor Mouth: He can talk really fast when he gets excited. If anything, he's even faster when he's answering questions under Uzman and Burch's (chemical that they insist is not) truth serum, no doubt due to being forced to be accurate about his stories.
  • Nice Guy: He may be a thief, but he is very nice to his friends.
  • One Degree of Separation: All those stories of his are a chain of people and rumors.
  • One-Hit KO: Luis can knock out a man with one punch, and does so repeatedly during the Pym Tech heist and against Sonny Burch.
  • Perpetual Smiler: He is remains cheerful and always keeps a smile on his face even during dire situations.
  • Pet the Dog: Goes back to save the guard he knocked out so he doesn't die in the Pym Tech implosion.
  • Phrase Catcher: His stories tend to be go on such twisty tangents that after he is done the only thing anyone has to say is "What".
  • The Pollyanna: Part of his Establishing Character Moment in his first scene: since he got out of prison his girl left him, his mother died, and his father got deported. But he got the van! The guy's eternally upbeat.
  • Reformed Criminal: He opens a security consultant company in Ant-Man and the Wasp with Scott, Dave and Kurt.
  • Shipper on Deck: While he also say she's beautiful, he refers to Hope as Scott's girlfriend.
  • Shout-Out: His stories with people lip-syncing his exact words is exactly how Drunk History tells stories.
  • Team Chef: No, really. Belgian waffles count, right?
  • Uncertain Doom: Averted. His fate after Thanos' Badass Fingersnap was left unclear, but he did not retrieve his van from storage over the five-year Time Skip, meaning he was most likely snapped out of existence, along with Kurt and Dave. But since the events of Endgame brought everyone back, he'll certainly be alive.
  • Unreliable Narrator: His dialogue in one of the trailers suggests that Ghost wanted to Take Over the World. Her actual motivation was simply to cure her own terminal condition.

    Kurt 

Kurt

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"Eyes in the sky."

Portrayed By: David Dastmalchian

Voiced By: Víctor Ugarte (Latin-American Spanish)

Appearances: Ant-Man | Ant-Man and the Wasp | What If...?

"That's Kurt. He was Folsom for five years. He's a wizard on that laptop."
Luis

A friend of Scott Lang and Luis. A hacker and computer expert.


  • Big Damn Heroes: He and Dave save Luis from Sonny by knocking out his men.
  • Meaningful Name: All his lines tend to be short and direct, or in a word, curt.
  • Mother Russia Makes You Strong: Inverted; he's got the deep Eastern-European accent, but he's a skinny technician.
  • Playful Hacker: His role during the heist is breaking into computers, summed up as "eyes in the sky".
  • Politically Incorrect Hero: During his freaking out over learning about the Ant-Man suit, he declares its abilities "the work of Gypsies". "Gypsy" is a slur for the Romani people that has been used to persecute them for a long time. However, Kurt is genuinely a good person so his use of the term either comes from ignorance or small town superstition rather than from genuine racism.
  • Reformed Criminal: He opens a security consultant company in Ant-Man and the Wasp with Scott, Dave and Luis.
  • Tattooed Crook: Has a circle tattoo on the back of his hand.
  • Those Two Guys: He is rarely seen without Dave at his side.
  • Uncertain Doom: His fate after Thanos' Badass Fingersnap is left unclear. Considering neither he nor Dave retrieved Luis's van from storage during the Time Skip, however, they were likely both erased.

    Dave 

Dave

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"Wheels on the ground."

Portrayed By: Tip "T.I." Harris

Voiced By: Abraham Vega (Latin-American Spanish)

Appearances: Ant-Man | Ant-Man and the Wasp

"There was a black guy who looks exactly like me knocked us out and locked us in the back of this disgusting van!"

A friend of Scott Lang and Luis who served as the driver in charge of the getaway vehicle. Later joined X-Con Security


  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Upon spotting a Crown Vic parked in front of Pym Technologies, he immediately knows that it is a car commonly used by undercover cops.
  • Big Damn Heroes:
    • Distracts Paxton and his partner by hijacking their car, preventing Hank from getting arrested.
    • In the second movie, he and Kurt knock out Sonny's men right before they kill Luis.
  • Getaway Driver: He's the "wheels on the ground". He can also hijack other people's cars.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Immediately after successfully giving the cops the slip, he accidentally hits the very distinctive "La Cucaracha" horn of the van, revealing his and Kurt's position to the cops and their identities to Paxton.
  • Reformed Criminal: He opens a security consultant company in Ant-Man and the Wasp with Scott, Luis and Kurt.
  • Those Two Guys: He is rarely seen without Kurt at his side.
  • Uncertain Doom: His fate after Thanos' Badass Fingersnap is left unclear. Considering neither he nor Kurt retrieved Luis's van from storage during the Time Skip, it's likely they were erased as well as Luis.
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Isodyne Energy

    Calvin Chadwick 
See the Council of Nine page

    Jason Wilkes 
See the Stark Industries page

    Jane Scott 

Jane Scott

Species: Human

Portrayed By:

Appearances: Agent Carter

A particle physicist at Isodyne.


  • The Mistress: She had an affair with Calvin Chadwick.
  • Posthumous Character: She first appears as a corpse. She died after being exposed to Zero Matter a.k.a. the Darkforce, at the Isodyne particle acelerator.

Anvil Security

Cheng Consulting & Risk Management

    Pryce Cheng 

Pryce Cheng

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Terry Chen

Appearances: Jessica Jones

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The head of Cheng Consulting Management. He's a private investigator who wants to absorb Alias Investigations and hire Jessica Jones to attract superhuman cases.


  • The Ace: He's a very accomplished Private Investigator, self-made man and former Marine.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: He isn't seen again in Jessica Jones Season 3 and Malcolm works for Hogarth instead of him, with no explanation given.
  • Fantastic Racism: Hates Jessica just for being a super.
  • Hypocrite: Calls Jessica out on breaking the law to get results then immediately resorts to just that when Jeri won't help him sue Jessica.
  • I Was Beaten by a Girl: Implied to be the main reason he escalates things with Jessica. When he wants to sue Jessica for his injuries Jeri tells him to get over the fact that a woman managed to manhandle him like Jessica did, hinting that he simply can't stand the idea of getting outdone in any way by women given his being The Ace.
  • Jerkass: Extremely full of himself. Decides to put Jessica out of business just because she refuses to work with him and promptly starts poaching her clients, makes fun of her trauma to her face, and then has one of his people break into her office and steal all her files and even her PI certification.
  • Jerkass Has a Point:
    • As much as an asshole he might be, he correctly points out that Jessica has some serious issues, and not the cleanest of slates (as opposed to him).
    • He also is right when he tells Jessica to turn in her mother for murder. He quickly forgives Jessica for kidnapping him (though he earlier accidentally shot her, so they are even), but he can't ignore the person that killed his partner. Jessica eventually agrees and calls the police.
  • Revenge: Tries assassinating Jessica (only her mother actually) after his friend, Nick, was murdered.
  • Semper Fi: He's a former Marine Corps captain.
  • Smug Smiler: Even gets mentioned by Jessica.
  • Smug Snake: Jessica even describes him as such due to his unrepentant jerkassery and insistence.

    Nick Spanos 

Nick Spanos

Species: Human

Portrayed by: Maceo Oliver

Appearances: Jessica Jones (2015)

One of Pryce Cheng's fixers and best friends.


  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Alisa kills him by throwing him in the back of his van, beating him senseless, and tearing off one of his arms.
  • The Fixer: He's sent by Cheng to steal files and information from Jessica's apartment.
  • Semper Fi: He served in the Marines alongside Cheng.

    Malcolm Ducasse 
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Momentum Labs

    Joseph Bauer 

Joseph Bauer

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Kerr Smith

Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

The head of Momentum Labs and the husband of Lucy Bauer.


  • Canon Foreigner: He has no comic book counterpart.
  • For Science!: Lucy and him were delighted by what the Darkhold could do and how it could be used to help others, but the book corrupted their intentions.
  • Go Mad from the Revelation: He became increasingly corrupted after reading the Darkhold.
  • Mad Scientist: As a result of the Darkhold's corruption, he becomes more and more obsessed with creating matter using the information gained from the tome.
  • Mind Rape: He's awakened by Lucy Bauer and suffers from the same paranoia effect that infected May until he dies.

Midland Circle Financials

    Alexandra 
See the Hand page

Vistacorp

    Geoff Zorick 

Geoff Zorick

Species: Human

Portrayed By:

Appearances: Ant-Man - Scott Lang: Small Time | Newsfront With Christine Everhart (Ant-Man viral marketing) (mentioned) | Ant-Man (mentioned)

The CEO of Vistacorp.


  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: He knows that the Vistacorp payment systems are illegally overcharging Vistacorp's clients and wants to keep it so, even ordering Scott Lang not to install the update that would fix the bug.

WHiH World News

    In General 

A cable news network. It is a subsidiary of Vistacorp


    Christine Everhart 

Christine Everhart

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"All I'm looking for is a straight answer."

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Leslie Bibb

Appearances: Iron Man | Iron Man 2 | Newsfront With Christine Everhart (Ant-Man and Captain America: Civil War viral marketing)

"And what do you say to your other nickname, the Merchant of Death?"

A reporter from Vanity Fair. She has strong feelings against Tony Stark's weapons development, and feels he is a war profiteer. Despite this, sexual tension pops up between the two. She later transitions to television and new media as the host of WHiH World News.


  • Ascended Extra: After having a few minutes of screentime in the first two Iron Man movies, she takes a role as the host of the Web Original WHiH World News videos on YouTube.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: It takes just a minute and a half of arguing with Tony to pull her into bed with him. However, it doesn't go anywhere past that night.
  • The Bus Came Back: After a five year absence in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, she reappeared in this video marking the MCU's first foray into Web Original content.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: After she realizes Tony used her for a one-night stand in the first movie, she feels pretty damn upset. Upset enough, in fact, to take it out on Pepper, who had only showed up to provide her with a fresh change of clothes and a ride to wherever she wanted to go.
    After all these years, Tony still has you picking up the dry cleaning.
  • Fanservice Extra: She's in Iron Man for just five minutes and two of those minutes are spent in a Modesty Bedsheet or just a shirt.
  • Good Is Not Nice: She's quite rude, but she knows what's right and what's wrong.
  • Intrepid Reporter: Played with; Christine clearly wants to be this, but the fact that she ends up sleeping with Tony not long after self-righteously calling him out as the 'Merchant of Death' alone indicates that she's probably not as intrepid as she wants people to think. She generally comes off as being a bit smug and incompetent. Then again, she is the one to reveal to Tony that his company is selling weapons to the villains.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: After Tony escapes from capture, he agrees with her that his weapons development has gotten out of hand.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Pretty rude to both Tony and Pepper, yet has a strong sense of right and wrong.
  • Operation: Jealousy: It's implied she started dating Justin Hammer in order to make Tony jealous. By then he doesn't care.
  • The Resenter: After she realizes Tony used her for a night, she decides to take it out on Pepper. She's clearly out of her league.
    Christine: After all these years, Tony still has you picking up the dry cleaning.
    Pepper: I do anything and everything Mr. Stark requires. Including occasionally taking out the trash. Will that be all?
  • Romantic False Lead: She's introduced before Pepper, who ends up being Tony's true love.
  • Stealth Insult: Often the victim of this, especially from Pepper. In addition to the above "trash" one...
    Hammer: [Christine]'s actually doing a big spread on me for Vanity Fair. I thought I'd throw her a bone, you know. Right?
    Pepper: Right. Well, she did quite a...spread on Tony last year.
    Tony: And she wrote a story as well.
  • Strawman News Media: During her coverage of Scott Lang robbing VistaCorp, she says that there is no proof to back up his claims that VistaCorp was stealing from its customers. The station that airs her show is owned by VistaCorp, which Scott is quick to point out when he is interviewed. After the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron, she says the Avengers should be held accountable for the damage caused during their fights even though Will Adams points out if that it weren't for them, everyone on Earth would be dead.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Seems to throw her Good Is Not Nice and Hidden Heart of Gold side out of the window after she became Strawman News Media. Her resentment on Tony may play a part on this and extend to the other heroes. Even before that, she tried so hard to make Tony jealous by dating his Butt-Monkey so-called "rival", which fails miserably.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Her first meeting with Tony turns from interviewing to accusing, calling him the Merchant of Death and a war profiteer. When he returns from capture and tells her he's stopped Stark Industries weapons manufacturing, she tells him that's still not enough, because there are still plenty of Stark-built weapons already in the hands of terrorists. Of course that was Obadiah Stane's doing, not Tony's. Though it does give Tony the idea of going to Afghanistan to deal with this problem.
  • You Just Told Me: "I never said you were a superhero."

    Chess Roberts 

Chess Roberts

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Olivia Munn

Appearances: Iron Man 2

A reporter at WHiH.


  • Adaptational Skimpiness: She wears more revealing and casual clothing than her comic books counterpart. Justified because the nature of the events the comics and film versions cover.

    Will Adams 

Will Adams

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Species: Human

Portrayed By: Al Madrigal

Appearances: Newsfront With Christine Everhart (Captain America: Civil War viral marketing)

A political correspondent and analyst at WHiH.


  • Canon Foreigner: Has no counterpart in the main Marvel Universe.
  • Intrepid Reporter: He's sent to cover a confrontation between the Avengers and Crossbones in Lagos, Nigeria.
  • Only Sane Man: He seems to be the only one at WHiH to side with the heroes and their necessity just by pointing out obvious facts, while Christine Everhart takes a Strawman News Media approach. After the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron, when Christine says the Avengers should be held accountable for the damage caused during their fights, Will points out if that it weren't for them, everyone on Earth would be dead.

    Jackson Norris 

Jackson Norris

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Unknown

Appearances: Newsfront With Christine Everhart (Captain America: Civil War viral marketing)

A reporter at WHiH News.


  • Decomposite Character: The comics Jackson Norriss is made into this character and Ten Rings member Jackson Norriss (with double "s")
  • Intrepid Reporter: He's sent to cover a confrontation between the Avengers and Crossbones in Lagos, Nigeria.

Callisto Aerospace

    Louise Fisher 

Louise Fisher

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Species: Human

Portrayed By: Ellen Woglom

Appearances: Inhumans

A (human) scientist at Callisto Aerospace who meets the Inhuman Royal Family.


  • Audience Surrogate: She serves this purpose in the main cast.
  • Canon Foreigner: Louise doesn't exist in the comics.
  • I Want My Jet Pack: Louise's motivation. She actually carries her father's ashes in a necklace shaped like an Apollo rocket.
    He spent his entire life wanting to go to the Moon, and NASA, they didn't know if they were gonna pick pilots or scientists. But guess what? They picked pilots. And my father, the scientist, he never got to go.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: She's a scientist, and wears glasses to signify it.
  • Token Human: Of the main cast.

    George Ashland 

George Ashland

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Tom Wright

Appearances: Inhumans

Louise's supervisor at Callisto Aerospace.


  • Arbitrary Skepticism: Despite the many, many, many incidents of alien involvement in the MCU, he does not believe Louise's theory that a hoof stomped the rover.

Declan Research

    Evan Declan 

Doctor Evan Declan

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Species: Human

Portrayed By: Henry Ian Cusick

Appearances: Inhumans

A geneticist specialised in Inhumans that collaborates with Maximus.


  • Distressed Dude: Got taken as a hostage by both Auran and then later the Royal Family.
  • For Science!: Has no ill intentions and does all of his research for genetic studies.
  • Killed Off for Real: A mindless Gorgon kills the poor guy accidentally when he happens to be at the wrong place at the wrong time.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Maximus supported his research without telling him who or what he really was.

Atreus Plastics

    In General 

  • Adaptational Heroism/Adaptational Wimp: In the mainstream comics, Atreus Plastics produces (plastic) explosives, not actual plastics.
  • The Cameo: Atreus Plastics's logo shows up in the first season finale Daredevil, on a truck employed by a Fisk's goons to break him out of police custody.

    Mark Higgins 

Mark Higgins

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Jeorge Bennett Watson

Appearances: Luke Cage

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The CEO of Atreus Plastics, largest black-owned plastics company in the world.


  • Category Traitor: According to Mariah Dillard, he's never collaborated with any cause for the development of Harlem or the African-American community. That being said, he refused to sell Atreus to Glenn Industries because he wanted to company to remain black-owned.
  • Decapitation Presentation: Bushmaster kills him and puts his severed head, along with Cockroach and Ray-Ray's heads, on display in the entrance of Mariah's clinic.
  • Dirty Old Man: He lets himself get seduced by a girl young enough to be his daughter, allowing Mariah to blackmail him.
  • Honey Trap: The victim of one, as Mariah has new hostess Stephanie Miller seduce Higgins, then blackmails him into voting for Atreus to be bought out by Glenn Industries. Since Stephanie is a plant by Bushmaster, it also makes Higgins an immediate target for him to kill when declaring war on Mariah.

Testament Industries

See the Testament Industries page.

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