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Black Ant
 
Black Ant
 
Personal Info:
 
Real Name: Eric O'Grady
Also Known As: Ant-Man
Place Of Birth: Lancaster, Vermont
First Appearance: Secret Avengers Vol.1 #32 (2012) Modern Age Villain
Known Associates: Father, Descendants
Group Affiliation: The Descendants; formerly Secret Avengers (Black Ops Unit), Thunderbolts, Damage Control Inc., S.H.I.E.L.D
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: Secret Avengers
Creators: Robert Kirkman and Phil Hester
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Powers:
 
Black Ant is a Homo-Synthezoid created by Father to replace the murdered Ant-Man.
Size Manipulation (Self): With the aid of Pym Particles, Black Ant has the ability to shrink to the size of an ant, while retaining full size strength. He can also increase in size.
Insect Communication And Control: Black Ant can communicate telepathically with insects via a cybernetic helmet.
 
Origins:
 
Eric O'Grady was a low-level agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. and is the third man to use the superhero codename Ant-Man. O’Grady’s best friend and fellow S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Chris McCarthy had been chosen to wear Dr. Henry Pym's latest prototype of the Ant-Man suit. When McCarthy was killed during a HYDRA attack on S.H.I.E.L.D. headquarters, Eric immediately stole the armour from his best friend’s dead body. O’Grady has proven to be a man of very few morals with willingness to lie, steal and manipulate to suit his own selfish plans, which include using his superhero status to stalk women. O'Grady has often engaged in questionable acts, and his bravado and arrogance have regularly put him in dangerous and compromising situations. Yet as Ant-Man, O'Grady has still managed to be a “hero”.
After faithfully serving alongside the Avengers and on occasion showing genuine altruism, Eric was beaten to death by a group of androids who were part of the Descendant movement. Eric died nobly trying to save the life of a child, however he was robbed of his heroic death when he was reborn shortly after as a Descendant and sent to infiltrate his former team as the Black Ant.
 
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Black Ant at Marvel Database
Black Ant at Comic Vine