Is Ant-Man Secretly the Most Powerful Avenger?

  • Published on Jul 5, 2018
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    When you think of powerful Avengers, you probably think of Hulk or Thor, but should we be considering Ant-Man too? Kyle has the quantum realm science on this week's Because Science!
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  • Because Science
    Because Science  4 months ago +583

    Thanks for watching! If your brain feels broken, you're not alone, trust me. *IMPORTANT CORRECTION* We'll get to this in the next Footnotes, but you don't actually need to "go sub-atomic" to experience quantum effects, at least in theory, and Ant-Man wouldn't even be able to get that small, considering that no matter how close his atoms get together, he still has atoms. I apologize for furthering the common misconception that "going quantum" is simply a matter of how big you are. -- KH

    • Audric  Merryman
      Audric Merryman 8 days ago

      All theories so just educated guesses. I call BS cause then you are playing God

    • Brian D
      Brian D 22 days ago +1

      +iNezumi it's an entertaining movie, you should certainly watch it soon.

    • iNezumi
      iNezumi 23 days ago

      +Brian D Tbh still haven't watched the recent movie so I based my comment on the first movie and this video alone xD'

    • Brian D
      Brian D 23 days ago

      +iNezumi you might be describing the mechanics of the time vortex that Lang is warned about.

    • iNezumi
      iNezumi 23 days ago

      Does the fact he can shrink and exist in quantum world mean he would be able to choose and pick which quantum path would he go to though? Like when you are walking you for the most part go in the desired direciton, but you can still stumble etc. and you are not consciously moving all your atoms in the desired direction, you use classic physics friction between your feet and the ground, etc. same with time you don't really consciously choose your path through time. So he would most likely still pop out in his original timeline, as all the "crazy paths" would cancel each other out like with the mirror example. Or he would shrink and reappear in another reality/timeline but it would be accidental. Which is kind of terrifying tbh.

  • Devilliers Human

    And Avengers 4 is spoiled, because science

  • Athrun000
    Athrun000 Day ago

    It still doesn't change the fact that Ant-man is NOT AN AVENGER!!

  • James Meritt
    James Meritt Day ago

    There is very little secret. During Civil War he threw War Machine away overhand and it took 3 to even knock him down, and he STILL was conscious after both Iron Man and War Machine hit him in the head.

  • M Mcmullen
    M Mcmullen 2 days ago

    You have to suspend allot of disbelief when watching. So much that, while I considered the mass change when he shrinks, by the time he enlarged I just wasn't worried about it any longer and never considered it

  • Bionic Hornet
    Bionic Hornet 2 days ago

    he is most powerful :D just because look awsome :D

  • KiloFeenix
    KiloFeenix 2 days ago

    green day warning lol Macey's day parade

  • Ken MacMillan
    Ken MacMillan 2 days ago

    Well, the DC version, The Atom, defeated Superman by entering his blood stream then building kryptonite one molecule at a time out of the elements in his body.

  • Ankit Raj
    Ankit Raj 3 days ago

    Why thor is talking about Ant man ? He doesn't even know him.

  • Vakra Gaming
    Vakra Gaming 3 days ago +1

    *spoiler alert*

  • Riks Xain
    Riks Xain 4 days ago

    i always wondered if ant man had a mutant ability to change his density, but that wouldnt work because theres been a few different people that have had the ant man suit

  • sagi premkumar
    sagi premkumar 4 days ago

    i still dont get quantum mechanics !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Alex Vazquez
    Alex Vazquez 4 days ago

    Actually, at 7:50 that time graph resembles not only the common sense light path but also a brachistochrone (I think that’s what it is) which is pretty much the fastest way to get from point A to point B.

    • Alex Vazquez
      Alex Vazquez 4 days ago

      I’m pretty sure I’m only half right with this but hopefully someone gets the idea I’m trynna get across.

  • Piccolo The namek god of bitches

    Antman can't beat scarlet witch the quantum realm is really a big factor since scarlet witch has a more overpowers ability which is probability manipulation. You may ask what is probability manipulation probability manipulation is when the user manipulates the probability of something that's happening something that's about to occur or even a path to Victory meaning that they could see what type of path of victory of every opponent they face she can cause you to die put death curses on you cause natural disasters take away your power like she did 98% of the mutants this a high tier reality warping ability

  • 4G64SicKShoT
    4G64SicKShoT 4 days ago

    What if doctor strange put on the antman suit

  • Danger Mouse
    Danger Mouse 6 days ago

    Ghost was a male.

  • Black Butterfly
    Black Butterfly 6 days ago

    Stan lee is the most powerful, R.I.P.

  • Craig Carter
    Craig Carter 7 days ago

    If Ant man shrunk down to the density of a white dwarf star, would he create his own gravity? Also, since shrinking equals reducing space between atoms/neutrons/electrons/etc, it seems like bonds between the atoms that make up objects and ant man himself would become much more rigid, and with less space to work with, it would create more stress on the bonds, but then because the atoms are so densely packed, they compensate for the stress by reinforcing each other, but if something does manage to break the atomic bonds, it would cause all that tension (potential energy) to suddenly be released (changing to kinetic energy) and he would go supernova. IE, Ant man can destroy the world. Is that plausible?

  • pyruleanfire demon
    pyruleanfire demon 8 days ago

    Im torn between Antman, Spiderman & Hulk. Antman reasoning explained here.
    Spiderman has the proportional strength of a spider & in the comics is equal in strength to baseline Hulk.
    Hulk is obvious, the madder he gets the stronger. World Breaker Hulk is very aptly named. The guy punched time for Odin' sake!

  • null null
    null null 8 days ago

    I really hope that Marvel will go this deep in science. It would be super cool.

  • David Campbell
    David Campbell 9 days ago

    If Aunt Man (antman I know, just thought it was funny).. if he is the density of a white dwarf when he's the size of an ant, wouldn't he create a black hole as he approaches the quantum realm?

  • Sourav Datta
    Sourav Datta 10 days ago

    This is potentially the next avenger series....this is potentially another billionaire dollars in the making...

  • Roby D
    Roby D 11 days ago

    And if you could be as big as a cluster of galaxy or even more??? What’s will happen? I mean your speed movement etc....

  • Spaceman Spiff
    Spaceman Spiff 11 days ago +1

    First off you can't say powerful when talking about strength. Two different abilities.
    Second, are you talking about MCU or ALL of Marvel Universe, because if so WD (World Destroyer) Hulk is the strongest Avenger hands down. and his is not up for debate either, this has been confirmed in the comics.
    Third, please know what you are talking about. I've seen some of your other videos and you do not know all the information or facts for the matter at hand.
    Please just do better in your next videos and research as much as you can. That way you're not spreading misinformation. Thanks.

  • Samurai Walker
    Samurai Walker 11 days ago

    Avengers 4 lol

  • Dune669
    Dune669 11 days ago

    There are A LOT of things wrong with how Ant-mans powers work from a scientific perspective. Just one of these wonderful problems is Cold fusion. Naturally electromagnetic force keeps atomic nuclei far enough away not to fuse, however if you reduce the space between atoms the strong nuclear force should pull them together and release energy. If Ant-man shrunk down small enough he would literally turn into a fusion bomb.

  • Sebastien Guenette
    Sebastien Guenette 11 days ago

    I know that is not part of the Avengers or the Marvel bunch, but how about Dr Manhattan, that blue guy from DC Comics Watchmen? I think if they both existed, Dr Manhattan would be the Most Powerful. What do you think ???

    • Sebastien Guenette
      Sebastien Guenette 11 days ago

      He was originally Dr. Jonathan Osterman, a nuclear physicist who in 1959 acquired superpowers after surviving being disintegrated in an Intrinsic Field Subtractor and reconstructing himself. Following his reanimation, he was immediately pressed into service by the United States government, who gave him the name Doctor Manhattan, after the Manhattan Project. He is the only character in the story that possesses actual superpowers.

  • roy ben
    roy ben 11 days ago

    Thor why are your hitting yourself?

  • Erik Myer
    Erik Myer 11 days ago

    This guy is just too smart

  • Twan Roodenburg
    Twan Roodenburg 12 days ago +1

    Dr strange can also enter the quantum realm you can see it in the ride the ancient one gives dr strange when he punches his spirot out of his body

  • M R
    M R 12 days ago +1

    This is the only channel you will find intelligent comments

  • C Day
    C Day 13 days ago

    So, if Ant Man being small with the same human mass makes him stronger, does that mean that when he grows to huge sizes like in Ant Man and the Wasp, does he become exponentially weaker, having his same mass spread out much further?

  • Scitimar
    Scitimar 13 days ago

    I've been in an elevator once a while back that it mirrors on three of the panels It was the craziest thing I've ever seen, I could see the edges of each mirror in the reflection edge to when it changes colour to the point there is no more light rebounding out of the mirrors it was like there was a abyss in the centre of the mirrors.

  • atel vai
    atel vai 14 days ago

    take love from bangladesh

  • M4RRØN3
    M4RRØN3 15 days ago

    You are being generous, Thor

  • SHA AK47
    SHA AK47 15 days ago

    Ma boi thor can fuck the galaxy up

    BLOOD-SUCKING EEL 15 days ago

    'aiming at the head now'

    BLOOD-SUCKING EEL 15 days ago

    Mat-pat did this.

  • Sterben
    Sterben 16 days ago

    Ant man and Flash

  • yeppeogeu
    yeppeogeu 16 days ago

    did you just spoiled avenger 4

  • Nathaniel Thomson
    Nathaniel Thomson 16 days ago

    If antman went sub atomic wouldn't he collapse into a black hole?

  • AJadeWolf ATigerWolf
    AJadeWolf ATigerWolf 16 days ago

    Do a why Hawkeye and antman disappeared

  • J. K.
    J. K. 17 days ago

    Problem is by increasing his density he would become a rock. A dead rock.... Or am i missing something ?

  • Toshihiro Kun
    Toshihiro Kun 17 days ago

    you are cool

  • Mr. FrostyIce
    Mr. FrostyIce 17 days ago


  • Darien Charman
    Darien Charman 17 days ago

    I'm man enough to admit I didint understand this one (math wise)... but still loved watching! The passion is real!

  • 5duece4tre
    5duece4tre 18 days ago

    wouldn't his mass problem make him to heavy to ride an ant when he shrank also??? I thought his mass stayed equal to his normal size mass, no matter if he shrank or enlarged.

  • William Turner
    William Turner 19 days ago

    HISHE DARTH insidious was right?

  • sabeer siddique
    sabeer siddique 19 days ago

    Osm explanation

  • David Dunn
    David Dunn 19 days ago

    Guestion..if you could go so small you break our... know basic laws of physics could you go so big you would yet break another?

  • Tha nos
    Tha nos 20 days ago


  • ExoticHacksXD
    ExoticHacksXD 21 day ago +1

    Did anyone just think steins;gate when he said worldline

  • scorp 124
    scorp 124 21 day ago

    who come watch this dude for the thor comments?
    i came here since school was lying to me

  • Brian
    Brian 22 days ago

    Hulk can punch time. Hulk wins.

  • Ernie the Quiet Doom
    Ernie the Quiet Doom 22 days ago

    When comic book writers have the knowledge that science does, then we'll have some answers

  • totheWindow totheWall
    totheWindow totheWall 23 days ago

    Hawkeye. It’s Hawkeye.

  • Mohammad Mazeh
    Mohammad Mazeh 23 days ago

    How has this guy not hit 2 mil yet

  • Paul Aguilar
    Paul Aguilar 23 days ago

    Odin could save the world but band himself to test Thor

  • Christian Jackson
    Christian Jackson 24 days ago

    I bet this guy, when he watches a marvel movie, is just thinking about the science behind it, then the actual story😂

  • Jason Steiner
    Jason Steiner 24 days ago

    When Ant Man becomes giant man he pulls Mass from another dimension Ant-Man formula and Giant-Man formula are different

  • paraskevasdmtr154
    paraskevasdmtr154 25 days ago

    Best. Fraking. Episode. Ever. Movie studios should hire people like that ,and actually LISTEN, to improve their plotlines.

  • David Hejna
    David Hejna 25 days ago

    Wait. Wouldn't he turn in to a Black hole?

  • Ape X
    Ape X 25 days ago

    How does he not die doing dat

  • 91UnclesRemuses
    91UnclesRemuses 25 days ago

    Pym particles, ain't gotta explain shit

  • Nite Lawliet
    Nite Lawliet 25 days ago

    If think it's you thor😂😂😂 the strongest avenger strange u didn t mention it

  • Ady •
    Ady • 25 days ago

    there is one thing I never understood about ant man: if he keeps the same mass when he shrinks to the size of an ant how can he stand on a gun or any small object without breaking it or making it move like he would if he was still big (because he has the same mass)

  • Ilic Sorrentino
    Ilic Sorrentino 26 days ago


  • Wither Fang136
    Wither Fang136 26 days ago

    Wouldn't he turn into a black hole if he shrunk down far enough?

  • Daniel Moore
    Daniel Moore 26 days ago

    You look like thor. I look like aquaman if he were skinny like recruit captain america.

  • Daniel Moore
    Daniel Moore 26 days ago

    We should hang out.

  • kyle kocaoglu
    kyle kocaoglu 27 days ago

    Considering the flash can move his legs with super speed, can he use that to do a super jump?
    Even without super strength, by simply sitting and then standing at super speed, he is accelerating his body mass upward at a phenomenal rate.
    The flash can stand faster than you can fire a bullet, so if he left the ground with that much upward momentum then what?

  • Jose Ramirez
    Jose Ramirez 27 days ago

    Increuble! En este episodio si que te lucíste con la explicación, me tomará un buen rato entender absolutamente todo lo que dijiste.
    Just please keep making those amazing videos.
    I love this!

  • julian x princess
    julian x princess 27 days ago

    But doesn't it say IN the movies or the comics ( I can't remember which ) that Dr. Stranger powers are based in the quantum realm 2??

  • Keaton Fitzgerald
    Keaton Fitzgerald 27 days ago

    He is also the most powerful because he can make a black hole. Let me explain. When he goes into “the Quantum Realm” his atoms are super close together and make him very dense. But not dense enough to make black hole. When goes to something as small as something like qork(prob spelled that wrong), the smallest thing known to man, he would still not be dense enough. But when he gets to images where there is crystal like substances around, probably directed to strings in string theory, he has enough density to become a black hole. I rest my case.

  • SelphieFairy
    SelphieFairy 27 days ago

    I like these videos but this one broke my brain.

  • Artan9000
    Artan9000 27 days ago

    so when would he turn into a black hole?

  • bo ros
    bo ros 28 days ago

    This gave me goosebumps. I really love ant man

  • LaMonte Jackson
    LaMonte Jackson 28 days ago

    Has anyone else notice whenever a"kid" starts an argument in USclip comments, people associate the age between 9-12? Why is that?

  • sakura
    sakura 28 days ago

    i want control of these quantum mechanics

  • Louis Brian
    Louis Brian 28 days ago

    This video Basically explains quantum mechanics.

  • Ronald Ntale
    Ronald Ntale 28 days ago

    i dont understand some of the complex scientific terms that you use in your videos but your explianations help and i like that

  • Link_Team
    Link_Team 28 days ago

    Worldlines. known to the undertale fandom as FUN: Functional Universe Number

  • Into TheWoods
    Into TheWoods 29 days ago

    (Enter okabe Rintaro) "Did somebody say WORLD LINES!?"

  • Isabelle V
    Isabelle V 29 days ago

    Wouldn't ant-man technically die when being quantum-sized though, since he would be bigger than oxygen molecules and so he wouldn't be able to breathe?

  • Kiha Akui
    Kiha Akui 29 days ago

    The inconsistency of his mass aggravates me to no end. I feel like the MCU decided to mess with his powers to make them flashier, because of course they would. And literally all it would take is an explanation that he can choose to either gain, lose, or retain the same amount of mass when using his powers. Even if that was bullshit with real science, it would at least be an in world premise that works because different Laws of Physics that are impossible to know.

  • R Gracia
    R Gracia 29 days ago

    I bet Marvel is pissed he gave away Avengers 4.

  • Daniel Ozawa
    Daniel Ozawa 29 days ago

    Man, he could pick that one reality where I didn't have that burrito....

  • Jacob Jimebe
    Jacob Jimebe 29 days ago

    Matpat did it first just mecin

  • Samuel Chapman
    Samuel Chapman 29 days ago

    I may be wrong but if ant man was made of a ton of atoms like most everything we see. And if he shrinks by simply shortening the space between the atoms. How does he go subatomic and go inside/smaller than atoms. He’s made of atoms still

  • LuckyTundraDragn
    LuckyTundraDragn Month ago

    So basically, teleportation, time travel, and duplication all in 1 power, got it

  • Tiye
    Tiye Month ago

    I don’t think there’s a single video with out a Thor comment

  • the meme king
    the meme king Month ago

    Spider man and ant man

  • Kingtehtroll_RB - King

    i dont get it

  • Tj Friedgen
    Tj Friedgen Month ago

    I completely get your idea, but how could he shrink that small?

  • benjamin erlandsen
    benjamin erlandsen Month ago

    but how could Ant-Man breathe in the quantum realm? If he is smaller than oxygen particles, wouldnt he just suffocate, and die?

  • noah merry
    noah merry Month ago

    do not stop looking like Thor, man.p.s. i love your vidos

  • Tarny Singh
    Tarny Singh Month ago


  • Deon Kriel
    Deon Kriel Month ago

    This guy makes science interesting for me in a way my teacher never could

  • Jake Burleson
    Jake Burleson Month ago

    Hello Kyle! I just saw this and I'm extremely fascinated! If I wanted to learn more about this application of physics or quantum mechanics as a whole, where would you recommend I look? Preferably outside of a college campus

  • cameron brown
    cameron brown Month ago

    thor or hulk or antman or doctor strange