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"Remotely operated Servo Guards and Power Armor invade Hank Pym's research facility, opening the doors for techno-thieves."
— Mission Preview
|Agent Coulson:||Agent, put your team together. We've got an armor-piercing SOS from Hank Pym. His research lab is under attack.|
|Maria Hill:||Seems to be Servo Guards and an A.I.M. Power Armor suit leading the way.
We'll update you as we get surveillance teams in place, but you should get going now.
|Agent Coulson:||There are plenty of things in Hank Pym's lab that we don't want falling into the wrong hands.|
Send a hero to evacuate the civilian employees of the businesses around Pym's lab.
We're trying to track the signal controlling the Servo Guards but radio teams are coming under heavy attack. Send a hero to protect them.
Another Power Armor was apparently supposed to join the raid on Pym's lab, but it went rogue. Get Captain America after it, pronto.
|Agent Coulson:||Cap, a second Power Armor that was supposed to attack Pym's lab has gone rogue. We're sending you the location.|
|Captain America:||Roger that. One pile of yellow scrap coming right up.|
|Captain America:||The Power Armor's down. I don't think its reactor is leaking, but you'd better get people out here to shield it just to be sure.|
|Agent Coulson:||They're on their way. Thanks|
Sensors near Pym's lab have detected a radiation leak. Send a hero to check it out.
|Agent Coulson:||Is that another Power Armor, or does Pym have a reactor in his lab?|
|Hank Pym:||I don't.|
|Agent Coulson:||Trace radiation, probably from that second Power Armor suit. We'll keep the area clear.|
We've located a signal booster that we think is controlling the Servo Guards, but it's protected by laser arrays. Black Cat's ideally suited to put her thieving finesse to work here.
|Agent Coulson:||Black Cat, we've found a transmitter that we think is controlling many of the Servo Guards. Problem is, it's got bank-vault security. Laser detectors, that kind of thing.|
|Black Cat:||You mean my kind of thing. It'll be unplugged before you know it.|
|Black Cat:||Done. It's shut down.|
|Agent Coulson:||Good. That's cut the number of Servo Guards way down. We should be able to handle the rest without much trouble.|
MiniBoss - Exoskeletal BattletankEdit
|Agent Coulson:||We've locked the position of the Power Armor. Agent, you are free to--|
|Hank Pym:||I can handle it.|
|Agent Coulson:||He broke off. How do we proceed? I'm thinking he's taking this breach a bit too personally.|
|Maria Hill:||That's my take too. Agent, Pym's too proud and embarrassed to ask for help. But we're going to give it to him anyway.|
|Hank Pym:||You've got one chance to step out of that suit before I grow and crush you inside it.|
|Hank Pym:||All right then.|
|Maria Hill:||Agent, Pym definitely needs some backup.|
|Hank Pym:||I can take care of this.|
|Hank Pym:||There's no human operator in this Power Armor suit. It was being operated remotely.|
|Maria Hill:||By whom, is the question. We can't even be sure it was A.I.M.|
|Agent Coulson:||Could be whoever's behind this little operation decided to buy or steal themselves a Power Armor suit. You can see how it might come in handy.|
MiniBoss - WhiplashEdit
|Agent Coulson:||Whiplash has gotten through Pym's automated security. Agent, he needs continued backup.|
|Hank Pym:||Or I need better security measures. If I had Stark's resources, this wouldn't be a problem.|
|Tony Stark:||Make sure you put together a team that can handle Pym's jealousy, Agent.|
|Hank Pym:||This is my lab, and you're in way over your head.
I'm tempted to sit back and let you use this tech, just to see how quickly it backfires in your face.
|Ahh, Pym. Always underestimating everyone but yourself.||Whiplash:|
|Hank Pym:||What's that supposed to mean?|
|Take some time and think about it.||Whiplash:|
|Wait until you see what has already been missed.||Whiplash:|
|Hank Pym:||Get out of my lab!|
|Hank Pym:||I had to break off to protect my Anthropomorphic Exoskeletal Materials facility. Servo Guards were threatening it.|
|Agent Coulson:||That gave Whiplash a chance to get away. We'll track him.|
|Hank Pym:||I need to get a look in that room and make sure nothing's damaged.|
|Tony Stark:||What do you do in there, anyway?|
|Hank Pym:||Mind your own business, Stark.|
Boss - Ant-ManEdit
|Hank Pym:||Uh oh. While I was handling the first wave of Servo Guards, someone broke into one of my testing facilities and stole a suit.|
|Agent Coulson:||A suit?|
|Hank Pym:||And a helmet. It can change the wearer's size, and also put him--or her, I guess--in contact with ants.|
|Tony Stark:||You were researching how to talk to ants?|
|Hank Pym:||There are a million ants on earth for every human, Stark. Best to be on good terms.|
|Taskmaster:||I got him. Don't worry. He's still trying to get the helmet on. Looks like a real genius.|
|Tony Stark:||What's Taskmaster doing here?|
|Hank Pym:||I had him on a security retainer.|
|What are you, Captain Zorromerica? And the skull face... you have a branding problem.
Advice: go with a particular look and stick with it. Right now you're a mess.
|Taskmaster:||I'm about to make a mess... out of you.|
|Geez, I really walked into that one, didn't I?||Ant-Man:|
|Taskmaster:||Kind of. Low hanging fruit.|
|I might not have Stark's money, but can he talk to ants? I didn't think so.||Ant-Man:|
|Man, I'm trying to make a daring escape here. Work with me.||Ant-Man:|
|Okay, gotta jet. Thanks for the workout!||Ant-Man:|
|Taskmaster:||Where'd he go?|
|Hank Pym:||That suit is designed around the power of Pym particles.|
|Tony Stark:||Pym particles. I wish I had the ego to name a particle after myself.|
|Hank Pym:||How about you discover one first?|
|Tony Stark:||Who's the guy who stole the Ant-Man suit? And are we really calling him Ant-Man?|
|Maria Hill:||You have a better idea?|
|Tony Stark:||No, I mean, it's descriptive and all. Just not quite as heroic as some other possibilities.|
|Agent Coulson:||He's not acting too heroic at the moment. We're tracking him. Pym, what's the status at your lab.|
|Hank Pym:||I'm working through the damaged areas. I'll let you know if anything needs your attention.|
|Tony Stark:||Good old Pym. Team player to the end.|
"Hank finds that sometimes you need a little help from your friends, and then some even smaller help from the guy who stole your new suit."
— Mission Preview
|Hank Pym:||I've done a complete inventory of research materials and in addition to the Ant-Man suit, there's another one missing.
My guess is it was stolen while I was occupied with Whiplash.
|Tony Stark:||You mean when Whiplash was telling you how you underestimate everyone?|
|Tony Stark:||No, this is too good. You were making fun of Whiplash while he was distracting you from someone else stealing one of your experimental suits.|
|Maria Hill:||We'll need those suits back under your control, Dr. Pym. Same with your other lab assets. S.H.I.E.L.D. might need to keep a closer eye on your work.|
|Hank Pym:||I don't need a babysitter.|
|Tony Stark:||Is this really the best time to be stubborn, Pym?|
|Hank Pym:||There's never a bad time to be stubborn. Everything I have has come from being stubborn.|
Send Daredevil out on a recon mission to make sure we're only dealing with Whiplash and Yellowjacket.
|Tony Stark:||Murdock. Pym says he's only missing the two suits from his lab, but we're not sure he's admitting everything. Take a spin around the area and see if you pick up anything else that shouldn't be there.|
|Daredevil:||There are plenty of things that shouldn't be there.|
|Tony Stark:||You know what I mean.|
|Daredevil:||I didn't sense any other unfamiliar suits.|
|Maria Hill:||Can I ask how you sense suits at all?|
|Daredevil:||Their electronics give off a certain signal, if you know how to listen for it.|
It just so happens that Sif is here on a mission related to the Circle of 8. That means we can deputize her to hunt down any other copies of the Fixer.
|Tony Stark:||Sif, we need to pull you away from your Circle of 8 mission. There are copies of the Fixer loose in the city, and they need smashing.|
|Sif:||So does the Circle of 8 and the Worthy.|
|Tony Stark:||It won't take long. Then you'll be back to your Worthy hunt.|
|Sif:||I believe that's all of them.|
|Maria Hill:||We think so too. Many thanks. Back to your Circle of 8 operation.|
There are still stray Servo Guards getting out of our operational area. Send a hero to sweep them up.
Keep this area clear of gawkers and overeager cops.
We've just gotten a report that Wasp attacked a S.H.I.E.L.D. team. Follow it up.
|Maria Hill:||Did Wasp just attack one of our field support teams? That can't be, can it?|
|Agent Coulson:||We'd better find out, and fast.|
|Agent Coulson:||Multiple eyewitnesses say it was in fact Wasp.|
|Wasp:||Someone says I attacked S.H.I.E.L.D. people? I'm right here.|
|Tony Stark:||Hmmmm, I suspect we still haven't gotten the whole truth out of Pym.|
MiniBoss - FixerEdit
|Agent Coulson:||Whiplash's been patrolling this area, and now we know why. This building contains a hidden laboratory and research space.|
|Tony Stark:||Along with what must be an old copy of the Fixer.|
|Hank Pym:||I'll handle this.|
|Agent Coulson:||We're in place for response, Pym, you don't--|
|Hank Pym:||I said I'll handle it! It's my problem. I'll be the solution.|
|Hank Pym:||You know, the newer versions of you have decided to come over to our side.|
|Newer isn't necessarily better. You know, I like that Ant-Man suit. Also the other one.||Fixer:|
|Hank Pym:||You've seen the Yellowjacket suit.|
|Seen it? I had a chance to work on it a little. Excellent craftsmanship, Mr. Pym. Full credit.||Fixer:|
|I'm telling you, Pym, you outdid yourself with the Ant-Man and Yellowjacket suits. Why are you still using that one?||Fixer:|
|Get an upgrade!||Fixer:|
|Hank Pym:||That's another copy of the Fixer down. I don't know if there are any others around here. Can we trust the Fixer who says he's on our side now?|
|Agent Coulson:||That's a judgment call. We've already made it, and we're not going to revisit it.|
|Hank Pym:||Fair enough, but don't say I didn't warn you.|
MiniBoss - YellowjacketEdit
|Wasp:||Maria, I believe I've found the lost Yellowjacket suit. With someone inside it. Do I call him Yellowjacket for now?|
|Maria Hill:||Seems like the most straightforward thing to do.
Agent, prepare for a support team to go against Yellowjacket. We would brief you, but we're still not sure of everything that suit can do.
|Wasp:||So you're Yellowjacket. Who's under the mask?|
|That's a good name. I was thinking of using it myself.||Yellowjacket:|
|Wasp:||Considering your color scheme, it's pretty obvious.|
|Why complicate things? So you're a wasp, I'm a yellow jacket. Someone's about to get stung.||Yellowjacket:|
|I like this thing. Sting like a bee, indeed.||Yellowjacket:|
|Buzz off, Wasp, or you'll really see which of us stings worse. I held back last time.||Yellowjacket:|
|Wasp:||I don't think Yellowjacket quite has the suit figured out. There were times I was sure he was trying to do something with it, and it wasn't working.|
|Agent Coulson:||We've lost our trace on him. What happened?|
|Wasp:||I'm not sure. Could be I knocked some of the electronics out, or... well, like I said. I'm not sure.|
|Maria Hill:||We'd like you to get back to the Helicarrier and file a detailed report on the Yellowjacket suit. We have Pym's designs, but first-hand knowledge of how it fights will be very helpful.|
Boss - WhiplashEdit
|I gotta ask you.||Whiplash:|
|Ant-Man:||Ask away. Advice is free, and worth every penny.|
|You okay with being called Ant-Man?||Whiplash:|
|Ant-Man:||Well, until I can think of something better, sure. I mean, what's wrong with ants?|
|Nothing's wrong with them. I just wouldn't want to be one. Wouldn't want to be you, either.||Whiplash:|
|Ant-Man:||Me? I love being me. You're the one who's about to have some serious self-image problems when I kick your ass while I'm only six inches tall.|
|Still getting the hang of the business, I see. Too bad there's no second chances.||Whiplash:|
|Ant-Man:||There are always second chances.|
|Maria Hill:||Yellowjacket is still at large. We've interrogated Whiplash, who told us the person in the Yellowjacket suit is Darren Cross.|
|Tony Stark:||Good look for him. Quite the fashion statement, but I don't think yellow is really his color. Always pictured him as more of a rouge guy...|
|Maria Hill:||I don't need to remind you that he has a certain interest in technological innovation.|
|Tony Stark:||Because of Cross Industries? Spare me. Their greatest innovations are stuff I scribble on lottery tickets and then forget to take out of my pockets.|
|Agent Coulson:||You play the lottery?|
|Tony Stark:||It's a cheap thrill.|
|Maria Hill:||Yellowjacket will have a base set up. We know he and Whiplash were able to get some assets from Pym's lab. Pym is still completing his list of missing items.|
|Agent Coulson:||While he finishes working on that, we're still pursuing Ant-Man. It's not clear to us whose side he will eventually be on.|
|Maria Hill:||He just told us, didn't he?|
|Tony Stark:||Yeah, but he's not the best judge of his own motives. Next time we see him, he'll have to make a choice.|
"You know you've spent too much time alone in your lab when you've created robotic counterparts of friends and acquaintances for company."
— Mission Preview
|Hank Pym:||So, there's another thing I didn't tell you about. I kept a few copies of the Fixer for experimental purposes.|
|Agent Coulson:||We know. We saw one of them.|
|Hank Pym:||There are others. Also I built myself LMDs of some of the Avengers. As a training exercise.|
|Agent Coulson:||Let me guess. Some of them have gone missing.|
|Agent Coulson:||There are established protocols for the construction of LMDs, Dr. Pym.|
|Hank Pym:||I'm aware of that, Agent Coulson. Write me a reprimand later. Right now, Yellowjacket will be figuring out how to really use that suit.|
|Tony Stark:||Okay, Agent, Captain Brilliant here has put us in the position of maybe fighting Avengers LMDs in addition to the Yellowjacket suit. And maybe Ant-Man.
There goes your Person of the Year award, Pym.
The local police want to know if this sudden infestation of ants is related to our operation. Send a hero to give them a careful briefing and tell them to keep quiet.
Some of Pym's Avengers LMDs have gotten loose in the city. Get Cyclops after the Hawkeye LMD here.
|Maria Hill:||Cyclops you're closest to the Hawkeye LMd that's gotten out of Pym's lab.|
|Cyclops:||Is this a person, or a robot?|
|Maria Hill:||It thinks it's a person, but it's not.|
|Hank Pym taught me everything I know about archery.||Hawkeye:|
|Cyclops:||It sure shoots like Hawkeye. I couldn't get a clean shot. It's gone.|
|Maria Hill:||We'll take over the search from here.|
Pym's Black Widow LMD is skulking around here. We don't know what it's planning, but Moon Knight is close. Send him to take it out.
|Maria Hill:||Moon Knight. You are within two blocks of a Black Widow LMD. It's moving fast toward an unknown destination. Cut it off, please.|
|Moon Knight:||You got it.|
|Moon Knight:||You were right about it moving fast. I don't think the real Widow is that fast.|
|Maria Hill:||Where did it go?|
|Agent Coulson:||We're trying to pick up its location again.|
The Captain America LMD is causing some problems here. Send Victor Mancha to decommission it.
|Agent Coulson:||Victor, a Life Model Decoy of Captain America is causing some confusion here. We need you to take it down, but be sure to explain to people that you're not really attacking Captain America.|
|Victor Mancha:||Combat and PR at the same time. Good thing I can multitask.|
|Victor Mancha:||That was weird. Captain America talking about Hank Pym like he's Thomas Edison and Einstein put together.|
|Agent Coulson:||We think he's a little embarrassed about it now that it's out in the open.|
|Victor Mancha:||I can see why.|
The escaped LMDs appear to be converging on a particular area. Send a hero to scout it and report back.
|Tony Stark:||They've all disappeared right around here... we're missing something.|
MiniBoss - Iron ManEdit
|Maria Hill:||We've got a fix on one of the LMDs from Pym's lab.|
|Hank Pym:||The Iron Man one. There's something I should tell you--never mind. You'll see it soon enough.|
|Wasp:||I'm right here. I'll take this one.|
|Wasp:||You--what do I call you? Tony?|
|Of course I'm Tony. Hank Pym would know that. You're not as smart as Hank Pym, that's for sure. But that's okay, neither am I.||Iron Man:|
|Tony Stark:||What the hell--?|
|Hank Pym:||It's a technique my therapist told me about. Surround yourself with positive reinforcement.|
|That Hank Pym is a genuine, no-doubt genius.||Iron Man:|
|Wasp:||I want to kill it just because this is spooky.|
|Tony Stark:||I would consider that a favor.|
|Hank Pym would have figured out a way to defeat me. You bet he would.||Iron Man:|
|Wasp:||Not a word about Pym this time.|
|Tony Stark:||Did you really use an LMD of me to give you personal affirmations? You did that?|
|Hank Pym:||We both saw what we saw, Tony.|
|Tony Stark:||That's really charming. I'm flattered.|
|Wasp:||I feel like I need to take a long vacation.|
|Tony Stark:||Not quite yet. There's still some zapping and blasting to do. But who are we going to zap? Ant-Man and Yellowjacket, or just one of them?|
MiniBoss - FixerEdit
|Maria Hill:||We've located the other Fixer construct from Pym's lab.|
|Wasp:||Good. I'm on my way.|
|Fixer:||Anyone mind if I do the honors here? I don't much like having unauthorized copies of myself around. I am my own most valuable IP, after all.|
|Tony Stark:||This'll be fun to watch. We'll need to put a dot of paint on one of them so we can tell if the good one wins.|
|Fixer:||I'm sure a brilliant man such as yourself can come up with a better plan than that. Now if you'll excuse me...|
|You should never have--||Fixer:|
|Fixer:||--permitted you to exist when I had not--|
|--built in safeguards to prevent this--||Fixer:|
|Fixer:||--from happening, yes. I should have. I will rectify that error now.|
|I guess you're not as upgraded as you thought!||Fixer:|
|Fixer:||I've never said this before... but I wish I was the only Fixer. Should have destroyed all the rest.|
|Fixer:||I think Yellowjacket is holed up nearby.|
|Tony Stark:||Does it feel weird destroying yourself? I'm asking in case I have to go fight my own LMD. That seems like it would be weird.|
|Fixer:||It hardly seems like the weirdest thing you've ever done.|
|Tony Stark:||Thanks for being so supportive. That sure was a strange conversation you two had. Was part of it like online or telepathic or something? Because I'm pretty sure I didn't understand it all... where'd he go?|
|Maria Hill:||Back to his lab. I would too, if the only alternative was listening to you go on and on.|
Boss - YellowjacketEdit
|Agent Coulson:||There's Yellowjacket again. He's got more of the Avengers LMDs around him.
Agent, get your team ready and -- oh. There's Ant-Man.
|Maria Hill:||I guess now we're really going to find out which side he's on.|
|Ant-Man:||You better get that suit back to Pym before someone gets hurt.|
|Come on, now. We both stole these suits. What's your moral high ground?||Yellowjacket:|
|Ant-Man:||Well, I haven't tried to kill anyone, and I'm also going to use this suit to stop you right before I turn myself in.|
|I am going to use mine for power. Pure and simple. How's that for a villain monologue? Short and sweet.||Yellowjacket:|
|I got my suit figured out faster than you did yours. So I win.||Yellowjacket:|
|Ant-Man:||Only one yellow jacket can sting. But a million ants? You're about to find out.|
|Ant-Man:||Another supervillain in the bag.Do I get points for good behavior?|
|Tony Stark:||Something weird is going on here. Scott Lang is a thief, pure and simple. He's smart and not a terrible human being, but he's a thief.|
|Maria Hill:||Sounds like you could be describing Black Cat, and we find her useful.|
|Tony Stark:||I'm telling you, if we... never mind. You're right. He's been useful. We'll get the suit back and forget about the whole thing.|
|Agent Coulson:||Like you did when he hacked Stark Industries to apply for your security job?|
|Tony Stark:||I had my reasons, Sparky. This is a different situation.|
Epic Boss - TaskmasterEdit
|Maria Hill:||We're not out of the woods yet. Whiplash seems to have activated another of the LMDs before we had him completely in our control... and he's given it a mission.|
|Agent Coulson:||It's Taskmaster, and it's going after Wasp.|
|Tony Stark:||Make that not happen, Agent.|
|Taskmaster:||Wait a sec. Fixer got the shot at his bad self. Why don't I?|
|Tony Stark:||Because you two would just sit there imitating each other all day and nothing would ever get accomplished.|
|Maria Hill:||Also we're never going to get a better chance to gather good data on how the Ant-Man suit functions. No matter who wears it in the future, that will be worth having.|
|Taskmaster:||If there was a superhero union, I would grieve this so hard.|
|Agent Coulson:||Agent, stay close to Ant-Man. Whatever the result of this battle, we need to keep that suit under our control.|
|Ant-Man:||Hold on there, Fakemaster.|
|Hank Pym would have come up with a much better pun than that!||Taskmaster:|
|Ant-Man:||Oh, no. This one too?|
|After I assassinate Janet Van Dyne, I might be worthy of Hank Pym's attention and regard!||Taskmaster:|
|Ant-Man:||Aaaaggghhh, this is freaky. C'mon, little buddies, let's shut him up.|
|Ant-Man:||Fighting the flesh-and-blood version of that guy is hard enough.|
|Glutton for punishment, aren't you? Due to Hank Pym's superior design, I am stronger now than the last time we fought!||Taskmaster:|
|Ant-Man:||Another score for the Ant-Man! Do I get the key to the city now?
How about a date with the Wasp? You know, because I saved her life and stuff.
|Wasp:||I can't possibly agree to go out with someone when I've never seen him without a helmet.|
|Ant-Man:||Had to ask. But I still get the key to the city right?|
|Ant-Man:||So, S.H.I.E.L.D.. How'd you like my audition?|
|Maria Hill:||Is that what this was?|
|Ant-Man:||Yeah. You think I'd just go around stealing ant-telepathy helmets for fun? I want to be an Avenger.|
|Tony Stark:||We're not taking new applicants.|
|Maria Hill:||We are, though. You stay on the straight and narrow, Ant-Man, and we can find a place for you.|
|Hank Pym:||I agree. He may have stolen my suit, but unlike Cross, he did it on his own which is no small feat. And in the end, he proved that he's capable of doing the right thing.|
|Tony Stark:||You can't be serious.|
|Hank Pym:||I can only wear one suit at a time, unlike some, and I'll admit that I've been looking for someone to take up the mantle. Scott here looks like a good candidate.|
|Ant-Man:||So... no prison? No trial? No lifetime of regret? Is this how it works?|
|Maria Hill:||This is how we save the world. Welcome aboard, Ant-Man.|
|Ant-Man:||Wow, great. Consider my new leaf officially turned over!|
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