Ant (Character)

Publisher: Image Comics

Created by: Mario Gully

1st appearance: Ant vol.1 #1 (March 2004)

Real Name: Hannah Washington

Nationality: American

Team Affiliations: unknown

Legal Status: US citizen with no criminal record

Height: 5’6                     Weight: 110 lbs

Eyes: Brown                    Hair: Brown

Relatives: Big Daddy (Father, deceased), Unnamed mother (Status Unknown)

Skills and abilities: Trained hand to hand combatant.

Powers: Ant possesses the ability to generate a protective Exoskeleton which grants her enhanced speed, resistance to injury, superhuman strength and bulletproof skin. In addition she has antennae which provide her with super-human level senses and she can stick to most surfaces.

This exoskeleton, appears to be generated by use of her blood-sugar. When it wears down, it becomes brittle and breaks off easily. In order to regenerate her shell she must recharge her blood-sugar levels. Often she uses a some kind of spray-can with an ant symbol to do this.

She has precognition about her own future and destiny.


Hanna Washington was a special little girl growing up. She had a singular goal and objective since she could walk; become a superhero. Early aptitude tests confirmed that she had heroic tendencies, this brought her to the attention of the government who subtly manipulated her to meet her destiny [Ant Unleashed #3]. A simple switch of a flu vaccine with an experimental toxin was the first step. 99% of those exposed to the toxin died after developing cancer, leukemia and other diseases [Ant v2. #11]. She still remained relatively normal though so they orchestrated her parents break up and her father’s eventual death by electrical chair [Ant Unleashed #3]. She briefly fell into mental incapacitation and was sent to an asylum [Ant v2. #7] after she already chronicled her entire heroic future in her diaries [Ant Unleashed #3]. When she got out she got a grant to study at Harvard. Here she stumbled onto a breakthrough by accident as she tried to create a formula to generate skin cells for burn victims using Ant DNA. It resulted in her discovering her “ant suit” [Ant Unleashed #3].

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The first time she used her powers subconsciously was when a group of men attempted to rape her [Ant v2. # 10]. The government used the incident to have her “jailed” and taken to a remote location with other potentials to be trained extensively [Ant v2. #10]. Here they exposed her to alien bug nanotechnology which she molded into her “ant suit” which she could control with her mind [Ant V2. #11]. On the first mission alongside other operatives she apparently “died” [Ant v2. #11]. It’s unclear how she survived but she was then amnesiac and returned to using the tin spray to activate her powers. She became a stripper and a local urban legend. The government eventually tracks her down and try to take her back. Whether they were successful or not has not been revealed.


I'm a Caribbean born Lecturer, Multidisciplinary specialist/Androgogue/Philosophical Pedagogue; with backgrounds in Philosophy, Social Studies and Geography; founder/CEO of World of Black Heroes, freelance writer and all around comic book geek. I enjoy a good book, video games, movies and most of all fatherhood. Written credits include work for where my writing inspired the music compiliation "Kindah" available in multiple languages on Itunes, The Caribbean Journal of Education, The University of the west indies, Comicvine, Independent comics etc.

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