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Real Name: Janet Van Dyne
Occupation: Adventurer, fashion designer, independently wealthy socialite
Identity: Publicly known
Legal Status: Citizen of the United States with no criminal record
Place of Birth: Cresskill, New Jersey
Group Affiliation: Avengers
Base of Operations: Avengers Mansion
First Appearance: TALES TO ASTONISH #44

History: Janet Van Dyne is 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.

Height: (normal) 5 ft. 4 in.
Weight: 110 lbs.
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Auburn

Known Superhuman Powers: The Wasp can reduce herself in size, down to the dimensions of the insect from which she takes her name.

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