Wasp for Champions

"I like to feel I'm dangerous in my own winsome way." - Wasp in Spectacular Spiderman #106

Real name: Janet Van Dyne
Other known aliases: Janet Pym, Pixie.
Occupation: Hero, socialite and fashion designer.
Current group affiliation: Avengers (founder and co-leader).
Past group affiliations: Secret Wars Heroes, Queen's Vengeance.
Major enemies: Ultron, formerly the Whirlwind and Yellowjacket II.
First appearance: Tales To Astonish #44
Description: Janet is a petite 5'4'' woman weighing 110 lbs. She has auburn hair and blue eyes.


 8     STR     -2
18     DEX     24
13     CON      6
10     BODY     0
13     INT      3
13     EGO      6
18     PRE      8
18     COM      4
 8     PD       6
 8     ED       5
 4     SPD     12
 6     REC      2
26     END      0
21     STUN     0
Characteristics Cost: 74

Powers, Skills and Equipment

22     EC (22),"Wasp powers."     
18a)   7D6 EB,"Wasp sting.",beam attack,1/2 END(+1/4)              1
78b)   5 LVLS Shrinking(64mm,3.2g,+10 DCV,+15 KB),0 END Persistent     
        (+1)                                                       0
11c)   18" Flight,Linked(-1/2),"to Shrinking",Restrainable(-1/2),     
        1/2 END(+1/4)                                              2
 3     Bureaucratics 13-     
 3     Federal Police Powers     
 1     Lang: Spanish     
 4     2 Levels: with Wasp stings.     
15     Money,filthy rich      
 3     Persuasion 13-     
 3     PS: Fashion designer. 13-,(PRE based)     
 1     Seduction 8-     
 3     Tactics 12-     
 1     TF,Other Air Vehicles     
 8     4/4 Armor,"Protective costume.",OIF(-1/2)     
 2     Radio XMIT/REC,"Avengers ID card.",OAF(-1)     
Powers Cost: 176


Base Points: 100
15     DNPC,"Various charities and social causes.",incompetent,
        appear 8-
10     Distinctive,"Pixie-like hero ID.",easily concealable,major
20     Hunted,"by various enemies.",as powerful,non-combat
        influence,harsh,appear 11-
20     Normal Stats
10     Psych Lim,"Must wear a new outfit every day!",common,
15     Psych Lim,"Plays at being an airhead rich girl.",very
15     Psych Lim,"In love with Hank Pym.",common,strong
10     Public ID,"Janet Van Dyne"
15     Rep,"Superhero rich girl.",occur 11-,extreme reputation
10     Unluck,2D6
10     Watched,"by the press and social piers.",less powerful,
        non-combat influence,harsh,appear 14-
Disadvantages Total: 150

Experience Spent: 0
Total Points: 250

Explanation of the conversion: For this 250 point version of the Wasp I scaled back her shrinking for point purposes. She rarely goes down any smaller in the comic books. I also ignored her little used ability to communicate with insects, since it hasn't been used in decades.

History: Janet Van Dyne was born in Cresskill, New Jersey, the daughter of world-renowned scientist Vernon Van Dyne. When an alien brought to Earth during one of her father's experiments murdered the elder Van Dyne, Janet contacted his colleague, Henry Pym. She told Pym of her resolve to bring her father's killer to justice, and said she wanted to devote her life to combating criminals. Pym revealed his secret identity as Ant-Man, and Janet became his crime-fighting partner after undergoing conversion into a superhumanly powerful being. Pym implanted insect cells at her shoulder blades, enabling her to grow wings, and taught her how to use the Pym particles to shrink to insect size.

When she, Hank, Thor, Iron Man and the Hulk shared an adventure, Hank suggested that they remain together as a team, which Jan dubbed the Avengers (Avengers #1).

In her persona as the Wasp, Jan has been a member of the Avengers for long stretches at a time. The Wasp served a lengthy term as Avengers leader through a long and difficult time, an experience that confirmed Jan's well-deserved place among the world's mightiest heroes.

Incredible Hulk #279 Once it was established that Bruce Banner's mind was in control of the Hulk's body, the Hulk was treated to a celebration in New York City where he received a presidential pardon from Ronald Reagan, the key to the city, and praise from a number of superheroes, including the Wasp (Incredible Hulk #279).

Wasp was among the number of heroes who were transported to the Battleworld of the Beyonder.

Avengers #264 Wasp was present when Rita DeMara used her talent of engineering to steal a copy of the Yellowjacket suit from the Avengers Mansion via remote control. She clashed with Rita as Yellowjacket II when she caught Rita modifying the Yellowjacket costume for herself. The Wasp defeated her easily when Rita collapsed in hysteria the first time she tried shrinking (Avengers #264).

Avengers III #1 Wasp was among the members of the Avengers who were captured by Morgan Le Fay and mind controlled into becoming her personal guard, the Queen's Vengeance (Avengers III #2-3). While under her spell Janet went by the name Pixie.

Jan has ridden an emotional roller-coaster with Hank over the years. She loved Hank and finally married him, but his instability eventually caused their marriage to dissolve. After much time, they have since remarried.

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

Trivia: In the alternate future depicted in What If II #114 Jan married and had a son with Fantastic Four member the Human Torch II and named him Matthew Storm. This son became the hero known as Firefly, having the shrinking power of his mother and the flame powers of his father.

Trivia: In the alternate future depicted in the M2 comic line Jan and Hank are depicted as the parents of a set of twins, who became the villains Red Queen and Big Man II.

Powers: As the Wasp, Janet can shrink down in size. She can fly when in shrunken form. In either full sized or shrunken form she can fire an energy blast from her hands. Originally she needed used external devices to shrink or fire her stings, but they are now innate powers.

Links to other Wasp pages:
  • http://www.angelfire.com/comics/fangirl/wasp.html
  • http://www.angelfire.com/tn2/avengers/wasp.html
  • http://www.expage.com/page/w11
  • http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/2855/jan.html
  • http://www.geocities.com/ragnodimaggio/index.htm
  • http://www.mactyre.net/scm/deejay/champs/characters/avengers/wasp.html
  • http://www.spiderfan.org/characters/wasp.html
  • http://www.users.xeroanime.com/~handbook/rtuw/wasp.htm

  • Character created by Marvel Comics. Picture by Lori McDonald.
    Champions rules conversion by Mathew R. Ignash - mathewignash@comcast.net.
    Last Updated - May, 2010

    - Back to Matt's Champions Page.-

    Made on Amiga