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How does Pym particle density work? [duplicate]

I recently saw the Ant-Man films, and the logician in me has some questions, specifically about the way the Pym particles affect density. In the first film, Hope tells Scott how the Pym particles, ...
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Was Janet Van Dyne actually visible in the first MCU Ant-Man movie?

When the first Ant-Man movie came out, I read that Janet was supposedly visible in the scenes when Scott transitions fully to/from the Quantum Realm. There were screenshots shown, but I couldn't make ...
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Could Ant-Man's suit create a black hole?

The theory of general relativity published by Albert Einstein in 1915 states that a sufficiently compact mass can deform spacetime to form a black hole. Black holes are therefore nothing more than an ...
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Does Ant-Man need his suit to shrink?

I am not familiar with the comic book, but I did know about the character a bit and I have seen the movie. In the movie it's never said directly what the role of the suit is exactly. At one point, ...
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What is Ant Man’s original backstory? [duplicate]

What is the backstory of Ant-Man in the comics? Does the movie follow his original backstory?
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Why was Scott Lang chosen as Ant-Man over Hank Pym and Eric O'Grady

What is the reason for Marvel to use Scott Lang as Ant-Man over Hank Pym and Eric O'Grady? This is a question about the 2015 movie "Ant-Man". In the comics all 3 characters have a go at being Ant-...
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What is the technology that Hank Pym created to do this?

What is the technology behind Hank Pym controlling ants? In this scene we see Hope controlling the ants, What is the in-universe tech for this?
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Ant-Man Movie glossed over an amazing weapon

So I just rewatched Ant-Man and I realized something I didnt notice before. There is a scene in the bathroom where Cross (the villian) kills the man concerned about the applications of the Yellow ...
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In Ant-Man Movie, How did the two cops get to the house so fast

Ant man chases yellow jacket to the helicopter. The helicopter flies for some time while they fight in it. Then they drop out of the helicopter with a suitcase, lands in some random house's swimming ...
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What does the appearance of a Ten Ring terrorist in Ant-Man mean?

In Ant-Man, we can see at one point that one of the potential buyers for the Yellowjacket (Darren Cross' version of the Ant-Man technology) has a tattoo on his neck. Under closer inspection, it ...
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When Ant-Man fights Falcon, does he change size through his own choice?

When Ant-Man fought Falcon, Ant-Man became big again several times during the fight. One such instance is when Falcon punches Ant-Man. What caused Ant-Man to become big? Is it something the suit does, ...
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Is Janet van Dyne’s movie storyline similar to any comics?

Janet van Dyne AKA The Wasp, once the wife of Hank Pym, made her MCU debut in a flashback sequence alongside Pym during his time as the original Ant-Man. How does this compare to her written/drawn ...
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Who jumps, who swings, who crawls up walls?

In Ant-Man, there's a scene where Luis is retelling what other characters said. Falcon is talking to a woman, asking about a new super character with "bomb moves". The "woman" (still Luis's voice) ...
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Why doesn't Ant-Man ever go between ant-sized and regular-sized?

The film version of Ant-Man seems to generally be limited to two sizes: regular and ant-sized. I imagine Marvel is purposely saving his ability to grow larger than normal for later, but that still ...
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Who are the Hydra members in Ant-Man? How are they so rich?

In Ant-Man, some Hydra members come to buy Cross' suit. However, Age of Ultron and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. stated that Hydra is in disarray, with all of the top ranking members either dead or ...
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What did Darren Cross mean with “Word travels fast”

In the recent Ant-man movie, How did Darren know this and were the viewers supposed to "get it"? Is there a leak?
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Does S.H.I.E.L.D. know who Ant-Man is?

At the end of the Ant-Man movie also In light of the fact that in the 80's S.H.I.E.L.D. knew about Pym's technology, and probably was aware of Darren Cross's recent research efforts, wouldn't these ...
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How did Hank Pym get out of the ocean?

In Ant Man, Hank Pym shows us that he Has this event been documented anywhere else? Like in comics or cartoons? Did Hank go under water? Is his suit equipped for deep sea swimming? Did he contact a ...
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How did Scott Lang make a finger print?

In Ant-Man, This seems like an important scene. Has Marvel documented anywhere how they explain what he did in detail?
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Who is the woman in the first scene of Ant-Man?

In the first scene of Ant-Man, Who is the woman?
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In the film, can Hank Pym / Ant-man only control ants who have been outfitted with his receivers?

Pym and Ant-man wear a transmitter. And it seems like the ants are outfitted, but there are an awful lot of them, which is not very believable. (Admittedly, this is not the least believable thing ...
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How does Hank Pym simultaneously control multiple armies of ants with different jobs?

In Ant-Man, there are many situations in which multiple large armies of ants each have separate complex tasks that they are doing simultaneously. And we also imagine that some armies of ants are ...
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How did Scott activate the shrinking mechanism when he was in jail?

In the scene where he is locked up in jail we see the ants carrying the miniaturized Ant Man suit to Scott with a scene cut showing him circumventing the jail bars in his shrunken form. In the first ...
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How did Ant Man interact with Yellowjacket's suit after shrinking to sub-molecular levels? [duplicate]

In the movie, when Ant Man realized he needed to shrink to sub-molecular levels to enter Yellowjacket's suit - how did he then interact with the components to destroy the suit? Titanium has a density ...
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How can Ant-Man ride Anthony?

In the recently released Ant-Man movie, we are told the tale of how Hank Pym created a way to allow for the (partial) removal of the space between atoms to allow people to shrink object or themselves. ...
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How did Ant Man breathe when he shrank down to sub-atomic level?

Oxygen molecules would be bigger than him, and they therefore wouldn't be able to fit into his tiny lungs to have oxygen available for cellular respiration, and thence the energy to live. He was at a ...
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How did they realize young Michael Douglas in Ant-Man?

Michael Douglas is around 70. The first scene of Ant-Man take place in the mid 80s, and he is playing someone in his mid-thirties to early forties. There were a number of close ups. Vs. Was this ...
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How does The Wasp disarm the missile?

In Ant-Man, If she was stuck in the quantum realm, how could she possibly have disarmed the missile? I am wondering if this was ever explained in the comics.
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Who did Captain America and Falcon find? [duplicate]

In the second bonus scene at the end of the credits after Ant Man, What are they talking about? And who is the guy they caught? I realize that some of this may not have been revealed yet, but I ...
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How does quantum Ant-Man keep his structure?

In Ant-Man, Why doesn't Ant-Man himself dissolve into formlessness? Hank Pym seems to indicate that there is some explanation when he tells Lang that. So what is it that enables him to retain ...
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What is the backstory of this building in Ant-Man?

The very first scene in Ant-Man I imagine that completion of the building is part of some other plot line somewhere else in the MCU. So what is the building, and what is its story?
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Has anyone involved with Ant-Man said WHO this silhouette belongs to?

At the end of the film, when Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) finds himself Director Peyton Reed has confirmed that the shadowy figure is indeed intentional, but he's not saying who the figure is. Has Reed or ...
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How did they accomplish Ant-Man's opening helmet?

Often in the film Ant-Man, Scott will open and close the front of the helmet. When open, it uncovers his face so he can speak to people face to face, and when closed he's able to shrink. I'm curious ...
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How does mass conservation work in the MCU Ant-Man movie?

In Ant-Man, it's (briefly) explained that the Pym particle reduces the distance between molecules, allowing a person to shrink while retaining his mass and strength. Much of the movie is consistent ...
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What does “how's your face?” mean in Ant-Man?

In the first scene of Ant-Man, What was Hank really asking?
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Are Pym/Cross Particles used up?

While we don't see experimentation with Pym Particles, we do see experimentation with Cross Particles. We see Cross zap (for lack of a better term) various subjects with Cross Particles to (attempt) ...
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How does Ant-Man shrink?

Do the comics or the film specify if Ant-Man's suit works by: Shrinking the volume of all of his atoms (including subatomic particles) proportionately - possibly shrinking their mass as well, or ...
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What are the differences between Ant-Man and The Atom?

I recently saw "Ant-Man" and was able to get a general understanding of Ant-Man's powers and limitations. I've also read DC comics for years, and while I know about the Atom and have a general ...
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What are the safe limits of the Ant-Man suit?

Typically, Ant-Man shrinks to roughly the size of an ant (I bet you never guessed that!) for most of his adventures. We learn in the movie that the Ant-Man suit can only safely shrink so far due to ...
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How does Ant-Man pick up a drop of water?

In Ant-Man, we see Ant-Man shrink to ant size and then pick up a drop of water as if it were a basketball. The water retains structural integrity even though the bottom of the drop is not supported, ...
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Whose hand gets cut off in Ant-Man?

Every single MCU Phase 2 film has featured a character getting their hand cut off, in a deliberate nod to Star Wars, and Kevin Feige has said that Ant-Man is no exception. I saw Ant-Man with my friend ...
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Is Yellowjacket's weaponry powered by Pym Particles, or something else?

In addition to the shrinking power, Yellowjacket has fairly powerful laser weapons with little to no cooldown time (is "lasers" the right term?), which seem like a formidable piece of technology all ...
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In Ant-Man, why did this object implode?

Towards the end of Ant-Man, Why did it implode instead of exploding? Are there other examples of similar implosions in the MCU or in Marvel Comics whose explanations might shed light on this?
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Ant-Man Redundancy

This question sort of spoils a lot of the movie, so I'm just going to spoiler tag the whole question.
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What did the suit do to Hank Pym?

When debating whether or not he's the man for the job, Scott asks Dr. Pym why Pym doesn't wear the suit himself. Pym replies that the suit had changed him, and he could no longer wear it. Pym ...
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Do Pym Particles do this in the comics?

In Ant- Man, it is implied that prolonged exposure to the Pym Particles can begin to affect your brain. Is this true in the comics? Does exposure to Pym Particles make people insane?
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How did Ant-Man get trapped?

In Ant-Man, right at the end of the main heist; How did this character know the plan, and when in the movie did he figure it out?
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How could Ant-Man be seen?

In Ant-Man, before the main heist is set to occur, Scott needs to break into an old Stark warehouse to steal a signal disruptor. How can this character even see Ant-Man in order to fight him?
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What is happening in the second Ant Man post credits scene?

At the end of Ant Man, we are treated to two excellent post credits scenes that are setting up the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. One of these scenes shows us that ; Obviously, this is set ...
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How does Pym particle containment work?

In Ant-Man, we're introduced to Pym particles , which when they're exposed to matter, cause the matter to shrink in size. Yet obviously they're stored in a manner that prevents this shrinkage from ...