The ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT WASP's Surprising, Deeply-Rooted in the MU Identity Revealed - Spoilers

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This year's Free Comic Book Day Civil War II one-shot launched the career of an "All-New, All-Different" Wasp - but it wasn't until this week's All-New All-Different Avengers #9 that readers found out her origin and surprisingly deep connection to Marvel lore.

Spoilers ahead for All-New All-Different Avengers #9.

When the new Wasp runs afoul of the Avengers, she's met with the most opposition by their faithful butler Jarvis, who takes umbrage with someone co-opting the name and identity of his dear Janet Van Dyne - but as it turns out, the new Wasp isn't exactly a pretender to the mantle.

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According to her, she's the long lost daughter of Hank Pym and his first wife, Maria, who was supposedly kidnapped and killed by enemy agents. 

As Jarvis and Tony Stark quickly deduce, Maria was pregnant at the time of her kidnapping, leading her to give birth behind enemy lines. Her child, called Nadia, was raised in the Red Room and trained as a fighter by the Winter Soldier, until her captors noticed her aptitude for science.

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Nadia eventually cracked the secrets of the Pym Particle, using it to escape and come to the Avengers. She drives off with Jarvis, who pledges to help her find her way in the world.

If her origin is true - and not Red Room misdirection - Nadia Pym might have the deepest Avengers pedigree of all. She refers to having Pym's original Ultron schematics, and calls Vision "family." She also has training from Winter Soldier, and a connection to Black Widow.

With Hank Pym having recently returned - still bonded to Ultron - there could be some very interesting family dynamics ahead for the Avengers.

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