Yellowjacket III
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Yellowjacket III

Darren Cross

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Yellowjacket III's History

Darren Cross was the CEO of Cross Technological Enterprises, a direct competitor of companies like Stark Enterprises, Trask Industries, and Oscorp.

After realizing that he was suffering from a rare heart condition, Cross developed a specialized pacemaker to prolong his life. However, the machine disfigured and mutated Cross' body. He survived by using a series of illegal heart transplants, but realized a more personal solution was needed. Cross' goons kidnapped Erica Sondheim, a young surgeon who had developed a procedure that could save his life.

Sondheim was trailed by Scott Lang, a man who had stolen Hank Pym's Ant-Man suit in order to save Sondheim, who was the only person who could perform life-saving surgery on his daughter, Cassie. Cross battled Ant-Man, and died from the resulting stress caused to his heart. The company was later rebuilt by Darren's brother, William.