PREPARED BY JASPER SITWELL
PERSONNEL BRIEF, Directorate of Operations: Wasp
Designation: Freelance Operative
Criminal Record: None
Power: Janet Van Dyne can shrink down to a mere handful of centimeters in height. Her costume has wings, allowing her to fly, and wrist-mounted blasters to deliver a powerful electromagnetic "sting".
Known History: Van Dyne's father was a famous scientist working with Dr. Henry Pym on exploring fundamentals properties of the universe such as mass and energy. When he was murdered by extraterrestrial agents, Pym fought to bring the killers to justice in his alter ego of Ant-Man. Discovering his investigation, Janet insisted on coming along and Pym, feeling like he needed a partner on such a dangerous mission, agreed.
Janet quickly excelled in her new identity as The Wasp. She was not only the sole female founding member of the Avengers, she led Earth's mightiest heroes for many years, and still found time for a second career as a hugely successful fashion designer.
Observations: "When I first met Hank I thought he was just a boring scientist puttering around his lab -- I've always been something of an adrenaline junkie. But he proved me wrong pretty quick. Some girls get taken to Paris and on Caribbean cruises. I get to see other worlds and blast bad guys, fly through keyholes and lead the Avengers into battle.
"You can keep your cruises and fancy dinners. I've made out way better than anybody could ever ask for." -- The Wasp