Ant-Man II


Ant-Man II for Champions



Real name: Scott Lang
Other known aliases:
Occupation: Freelance hero, former thief.
Current group affiliation: Avengers
Past group affiliations: Fantastic Four, Heroes for Hire.
Major enemies:
First appearance: Marvel Premiere #47
Origin:
Description: Scott is a pleasant looking fellow standing 6' tall and weighing 180 lbs. He has blue eyes and reddish-blonde hair.

Characteristics

10     STR      0
14     DEX     12
14     CON      8
12     BODY     4
13     INT      3
11     EGO      2
14     PRE      4
10     COM      0
 6     PD       4
 6     ED       3
 4     SPD     16
 8     REC      6
28     END      0
24     STUN     0
Characteristics Cost: 62

Powers, Skills and Equipment

 3     Computer Programming 12-     
 3     Electronics 11-     
 3     Systems Operation 12-     
 3     Weaponsmith 11-     
 6     EC (9),"Insect powers.",OIF(-1/2)     
 6a)   6/6 Armor     
 9b)   10" Flight,Linked(-1/2),"to Shrinking",Flies on an ant.     
        (-1/4),0 END(+1/2)                                          0
74c)   6 LVLS Shrinking(32mm,400mg,+12 DCV,+18 KB),0 END     
         Persistent(+1)                                             0
 3     IR Vision,OIF(-1/2)     
 9     Life Support,doesn't breathe,safe in vacuum/pressure,OIF     
        (-1/2)     
40     MP (60),OIF(-1/2)     
 4u    6D6 EB,"Insect attack.",vs physical defense,NND(+1),Defense:     
        Life Support                                                6
 4u    6D6 EB (Fire),"Fire Ant Aura",Damage Shield(+1/2),0 END     
        (+1/2)                                                      0
 2u    10D6 EB (Electricity),"Stingers",beam attack,13-16 Charges     
        (0),No Knockback(-1/4)                                      0
 4u    5D6 Flash,"Blind with insects.",Sight Group                  6
 1u    8D6 Mind Control,telepathic contact,Only vs. insects.(-2)    5
 3u    Summon,100 Creature Pts,Creature: Giant ant.                 5
 2u    8D6 Telepathy,Only vs. insects.(-2),0 END(+1/2)              0
 2u    2D6 Transform,"Shrinking Gas",major,cumulative,Desc: Shrink     
        things.,17-32 Charges(+1/4),No Range(-1/2)                  0
 3     Radio XMIT/REC,OIF(-1/2)     
 4     +4 Telescopic Sense,Sight Group,OIF(-1/2)     
Powers Cost: 188

Disadvantages

Base Points: 100
 5     Distinctive,"Silly costume.",easily concealable,minor
15     DNPC,"Cassie Lang, daughter.",incompetent,appear 8-
10     Hunted,"By various villains.",as powerful,harsh,appear 8-
20     Normal Stats
15     Psych Lim,"Scientific curiosity.",very common,moderate
20     Psych Lim,"Code vs. killing.",common,total
10     Public ID,"Scott Lang"
10     Rep,"Minor hero.",occur 11-
10     Unluck,2D6
Disadvantages Total: 115

Experience Spent: 35
Total Points: 250

Explanation of the conversion: Ant-Man II's flight is when he flies on the back of a flying ant. He never seems to be able to have trouble getting a flying any anywhere he goes, although he can't use one in a vacuum or under water.

History: Unable to support his family through conventional means, electronics expert Scott Lang turned his talents to burglary. Apprehended, Lang furthered his studies in prison. After his early release for good behavior, he was hired to work in the design department at Stark International, the corporation owned by Tony Stark, a.k.a. the armored Avenger known as Iron Man. When his daughter was diagnosed with a serious congenial heart condition, Lang sought the aid of surgeon Erica Sondhiem, only to learn she was being held prisoner at Cross Technological Enterprises. Company President Darren Cross required her expertise to correct his own heart condition and was unwilling to wait in line for her unique services.

Desperate to save his daughter, Lang again resorted to burglary. He broke into the New Jersey home of Dr. Henry Pym, known to the world as the diminutive hero called Yellowjacket, and stole the scientist's original Ant-Man costume and several canisters of shrinking gas. Pym observed the theft and followed Lang to Cross Technological Enterprises, curious to discover his intentions. Garbed as Ant-Man, Lang rescued Sondhiem. He planned to return the Ant-Man paraphernalia to its owner, but Pym let him keep the costume, provided he put it to lawful use.

Since adopting the guise of Ant-Man II, Lang has gotten small on several occasions to assist Iron Man, Earth's other super heroes and the authorities, although he considers himself a part-time crime fighter. Following a hostile takeover of Stark International, Lang resigned out of respect to Stark and opened his own electronics store. When elastic inventor Reed Richards was believed dead by his wife and teammates, Lang joined a new incarnation of the fabled Fantastic Four under Invisible Woman's leadership. A fountain of intellect and invention, he served as a valued stand-in for Mr. Fantastic. Lang shared a number of adventures with the team of superhuman adventurers, until Richards returned from his other-dimensional exile.

Following a battle with the sentient psionic menace known as Onslaught, the planet's greatest costumed champions were shunted into an alternate reality. In a world without heroes, Ant-Man II again answered the call to action. Jim Hammond, the World War II-era Human Torch, recruited Lang as an operative for Heroes for Hire Inc. With the support of Oracle Inc., the corporation owned by Prince Namor, the Atlantean Sub-Mariner, Heroes for Hire set out to fill the void left by the world's missing heroes... for a price. Lang made himself known to his teammates during a mission to the Eastern European nation of Symkaria.

Heroes For Hire #7 Scott fought alongside the Thunderbolts and the Heroes For Hire to defeat the Super Adaptoid (Heroes For Hire #7).

Lang's shrinking powers proved especially useful when Hammond, a robot, malfunctioned and became inert. Ant-Man II entered the android's body and destroyed the virus that had infected his advanced cybernetic systems. The members of Heroes for Hire went their separate ways when Namor saw fit to diffuse Oracle Inc., but Lang stands ready to shrink to the occasion when duty calls, alone or alongside his former teammates, the Fantastic Four.

He was among the heroes incapacitated by Graviton when he attempted to take over the Earth once again (Thunderbolts #57).

After loosing custody of his daughter Scott joined the Avengers full time.

Trivia: Scott was once cloned by the Master of the World. The clone was given equipment similar to Scott's went by the name Stinger IV.

Trivia: In the alternate future of he M2 comic book series Scott's daughter became a member of the Avengers as Stinger V.

Powers: Co-opting the technology of Dr. Henry Pym, the original Ant-Man, Scott Lang can shrink and effect similar changes in other people and objects. Ant-Man's cybernetic helmet grants him the ability to communicate telepathically with insects, incorporates sound-amplification technology that allows normal-sized humans to register his muted speech, contains a retractable Plexiglas face shield and houses a limited air supply. Ant-Man's arsenal also includes belt canisters of reducing and enlarging gas. In addition, he possesses electronic, glove-mounted "stingers" based on those Pym wore as Yellowjacket. The helmet has a number of sensory capabilities, including telescopic sights and infrared vision. He had also rigged his suit to emit a body wide flaming aura, which he refers to as his fire-ant power. He has used his enlarging gas to make a single giant ant which he then controls mentally as an attack animal.

Links to other Ant-Man II pages:
  • http://comicscentral.tripod.com/marvelheroes/a/antman2.htm
  • http://www.angelfire.com/mi/spiderman/antman.html
  • http://www.classicmarvel.com/cast/antman.htm
  • http://www.flash.net/~jeanneb/a.html
  • http://www.hoboes.com/pub/Role-Playing/Superheroes/Champions/Marvel%20Miscellany/Annihilus%20and%20Ant-Man
  • http://www.samruby.com/Heroes/Antman/antman.htm


  • Character created by Marvel Comics.
    Conversion to Champions rules by Mathew R. Ignash - mathewignash@comcast.net.
    Last Updated - May, 2010

    - Back to Matt's Champions Page.-


    Authored on Amiga.