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When I stole this Yellowjacket costume from Avengers Mansion back in the day, I planned to use its shrinking stuff only on myself. And for myself. But there was something about...that place. That group. It for me thinking I could be more. I went into space -- into the freaking future! I thought I had the chance to make something of myself. But I feel like...my life ended before I really could.
~ Yellowjacket (Rita DeMara).
Wait a minute. I remember you now. You're a $%&#. You were always a $%&#. And now that you're dead, against all odds... you're an even bigger $%&#. I still don't understand what my place is in all of this... but it's sure as hell not with you.
~ Rita DeMara to Anthony Druid.

Yellowjacket (real name Rita DeMara) is a fictional character, and a reluctant villainess turned superheroine from the Marvel Comics and Universe. Initially, Rita stole the yellowjacket suit from Hank Pym after his mental breakdown but after being saved by Black Knight and encouraged by Captain America, she realized the error from her ways and became an avenger.

She was created by Roger Stern and the late John Buscema, and first appeared in The Avengers #264 in February of 1986.


Introduced as an antagonist to the avengers, Rita begin been certainly as first as an enemy of Wasp later as a friend and teammate, her story has been wildly varied from been appearing from time to time.

Major Stories

Under Siege

During the attack made by the masters of evil against the avengers, Yellowjacket was attacked by her group until Black Knight saved her from certain doom parting in friendly terms.

Evolutionary War

Rita received a signal from her stolen suit, she will later found herself helping Falcon, Captain America, Hercules, Beast, Hulk and Jocasta after explaining to them that she was manipulated by the masters of evil, accepting her aid, she helped them against the high evolutionary and Ultron, after a brief talk with Captain America however, she become a member of the Avengers.


Early Life

Not much is known about Rita DeMara and her early life, but that she was a small-time criminal who was good with technology and computers.

Becoming Yellowjacket

Rita would later steal the Yellowjacket Suit that was created by Hank Pym, who was better known as the superhero and Avenger "Ant-Man". Rita also fought the Wasp when she was stealing from Pym's laboratory in Janet van Dyne's home in New Jersey, and Rita was easily defeated due to not being able to psychologically function with the suit. Rita was sent to prison, but was freed by Grey Gargoyle and Screaming Mimi to be brought to Baron Zemo, and join his group called the Masters of Evil. Rita participated in invading the Avengers Mansion, but the Masters of Evil was defeated and Yellowjacket was sent back to prison. DeMara was later freed from prison again by the Fixer, as he was attracted to her and wanted to aid to defeat the Black Knight. During the fight, Rita decided to betray the Fixer and aid the Black Knight, as she found the latter more attractive than the Fixer.

Later on, Rita's costume received an emergency alert from Captain America, and went to the Avengers Mansion and became an unofficial members of the Avengers. She helped the heroes fight the High Evolutionary and his forces, and seeing that she was a valuable for the team, the Avengers made Rita an honorary member. However, Rita returned to her old ways and joined the Femizons lead by Superia, and joined the new Masters of Evil that was founded by Doctor Octopus. When the new group invaded the Avengers Mansion, she decided to turn against the Masters of Evil by helping the time-traveling Guardians of the Galaxy. Afterward, she became a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy, and proved her value by saving Charle-27 and fighting threats such as Dormammu and Loki.



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Ant-Man | Captain America | Hulk | Iron Man | Thor | Wasp

Later Main Team Members
Beast | Black Cat | Black Knight | Black Panther | Black Widow | Cannonball | Captain Britain | Captain Marvel | Crystal | Cyclops | Daredevil | Falcon | Firebird | Firestar | Hawkeye | Hellcat | Hercules | Invisible Woman | Iron Fist | Jane Foster | Julia Carpenter | Maria Hill | Miles Morales | Mister Fantastic | Mockingbird | Moondragon | Nadia van Dyne | Namor | Noh-Varr | Quake | Quasar | Quicksilver | Red Hulk | Scarlet Witch | Scott Lang | Sentry | Sersi | Shang-Chi | She-Hulk | Silver Surfer | Spectrum | Spider-Man | Storm | Sunspot | Thing | Tigra | Vision | War Machine | Winter Soldier | Wolverine | Wonder Man | Yellowjacket | Yondu Udonta

Splinter Team Members
Adam Warlock | Amadeus Cho | America Chavez | Blade | Blue Marvel | Brunnhilde | Cannonball | Cassandra Lang | David Alleyne | Deadpool | Doctor Strange | Echo | Elsa Bloodstone | Emma Frost | Enchantress | Flash Thompson | Ghost Rider | Gwenpool | Havok | Hulkling | Iron Fist | Iron Patriot | Johnny Storm | Jessica Drew | Jessica Jones | Jim Hammond | Kate Bishop | Luke Cage | Medusa | Moon Knight | Ms. Marvel | Nick Fury, Jr. | Nova | Patriot | Power Man | Prodigy | Rogue | Sam Alexander | Songbird | Sunfire | Superior Spider-Man | Squirrel Girl | The Punisher | U.S. Agent | White Tiger | Wiccan | X-23

Betty Ross | Bucky Barnes | Ghost Rider | Gwen Stacy | Loki Laufeyson | Mary Jane Watson | New Goblin | Nick Fury, Sr. | Odin | Pepper Potts | Red Guardian | Rick Jones | Ronin | Sharon Carter | Shuri | Silver Sable | Thunderstrike | Venom

The Avengers: United They Stand: Coming Soon
Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes: Ant-Man | Black Panther | Black Widow | Captain America | Falcon | Hawkeye | Hulk | Invisible Woman | Iron Man | Mockingbird | Ms. Marvel | Quake | Spider-Man | Thor | Vision | Wasp | Winter Soldier | Yellowjacket
Avengers: Assemble: Ant-Man | Arsenal | Black Panther | Black Widow | Captain America | Captain Marvel | Falcon | Hawkeye | Hulk | Iron Man | Ms. Marvel | Red Hulk | Songbird | Spider-Man | Thunderstrike | Vision

Ultimate Avengers 1 & 2: Captain America | Giant-Man | Hulk | Iron Man | Thor | Wasp | Black Panther | Black Widow
Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow: The Avengers: (Iron Man | James Rogers | Torunn | Henry Pym Jr. | Azari) | Hulk | Francis Barton
The Avengers: S.H.I.E.L.D. (Nick Fury | Maria Hill | Agent Phil Coulson | Hawkeye) | The Avengers (Iron Man | Captain America | Thor Odinson | Black Widow | Hulk | Hawkeye)
Avengers: Age of Ultron: The Avengers (Iron Man | Captain America | Thor Odinson | Hulk | Black Widow | War Machine | Hawkeye | Quicksilver | Scarlet Witch | Vision | Falcon) | J.A.R.V.I.S. | Maria Hill | Peggy Carter | Heimdall | Erik Selvig | Helen Cho | Nick Fury | F.R.I.D.A.Y.
Avengers: Infinity War: The Avengers (Iron Man | Thor Odinson | Captain America | Hulk | Black Widow | War Machine | Spider-Man | Vision | Scarlet Witch | Falcon | Masters of the Mystic Arts (Doctor Strange | Wong) | Black Panther | Guardians of the Galaxy (Gamora | Nebula | Mantis | Drax the Destroyer | Groot | Rocket Raccoon | Star-Lord) | Loki Odinson | Heimdall | White Wolf | Okoye | Eitri | Pepper Potts | Thunderbolt Ross | Shuri | M'Baku | F.R.I.D.A.Y. | Ned Leeds | Nick Fury | Maria Hill | Happy Hogan
Avengers: Endgame: The Avengers (Iron Man | Thor Odinson | Captain America | Hulk | Black Widow | Hawkeye | War Machine | Ant-Man | Captain Marvel | Nebula | Okoye | Rocket Raccoon | Spider-Man | Scarlet Witch | Falcon) | Masters of the Mystic Arts (Doctor Strange | Wong | The Ancient One) | Black Panther | Wasp | Valkyrie | Bucky Barnes | Guardians of the Galaxy (Mantis | Drax the Destroyer | Groot | Star-Lord | Gamora) | Shuri | Happy Hogan | May Parker | Korg | Ramonda | Hank Pym | Janet Van Dyne | Thunderbolt Ross | Maria Hill | M'Baku | Ned Leeds | Rescue | Nick Fury | Cassie Lang | F.R.I.D.A.Y. | Loki Odinson | Howard Stark | Peggy Carter | Jane Foster | Edwin Jarvis | Miek

Video Games
Marvel's Avengers: Ms. Marvel | Iron Man | Captain America | Thor | Hulk | Black Widow | Hawkeye | Spider-Man | Black Panther | Kate Bishop

           Guardians of the Galaxy Logo.png Heroes

Adam Warlock | Angela | Beta Ray Bill | Captain Marvel | Drax the Destroyer | Flash Thompson | Gamora | Genis-Vell | Groot | Hercules | Howard the Duck | Iron Man | Linda the Duck | Mantis | Moondragon | Noh-Varr | Nova | Phyla-Vell | Quasar | Rocket Raccoon | Scott Lang | Shadowcat | Shocket Raccoon | Silver Surfer | Star-Lord | Starhawk | Thing | Yellowjacket | Yondu Udonta

Guardians of the Galaxy: Guardians of the Galaxy (Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, Rocket Raccoon, Groot) | Yondu Udonta
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Guardians of the Galaxy (Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Mantis, Nebula, Yondu Udonta)

Video Games
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: Star-Lord