Top 10 Superheroes Who Are Also Jerks


6. ANT-MAN/HANK PYM

He might have been portrayed with the gentle gravitas of Michael Douglas in the MCU, but the comic version of Hank Pym is far from a loving husband and father. A quick glance at the comics will have you relieved that they went with Scott Lang’s version, since the original Hank Pym was abusive and prone to mental breakdowns. Possibly, this has something to do with all the derisive Ant-Man jokes.

Pym remained a morally-upstanding hero from the time he made his debut all the way up to when he unleashed a mechanical monster upon the Earth, and things sort of went downhill from there. Hank dosed himself with crazy chemicals, backhanded his wife and started brazenly attacking criminals who were already beaten, causing him to be suspended from the Avengers.

His brilliant plan to worm his way back into their ranks (because they were clearly in need of his winning personality) was to build another destructive kill-bot to attack the Avengers, after which he’d beat it himself. This goes about as well as you’d expect, and Hank Pym has spent the last few decades of his comic book existence bouncing back and forth between superhero teams in varying stages of mental breakdown.

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