Egghead is a fictional mad scientist and a supervillain who became an enemy of the Marvel superhero known as Ant-Man. He was also the leader of the second Emissaries of Evil and the third Masters of Evil.
Egghead was created by the late Stan Lee and the late Jack Kirby.
Elihas Starr was a government scientist who was caught and jailed after smuggling blueprints out of work, presumably to sell on the black market. The media dubbed him "Egghead," and he was soon contacted and freed by a high placed crime lord, who gave him the charge of proving his worth by defeating the original Ant-Man.
Egghead has no superhuman powers. He relies on his hi-tech devices as weapons, such as Insect Control Devices, Orbiting Laser Satellites, Mind Control devices, and Robots. While not possessing superhuman knowledge, Egghead was knowledgeable in Robotics, Electronics, and Nuclear Physics.
Elihas Starr appeared as a posthumous antagonist in the 2018 film Ant-Man and the Wasp, portrayed by Michael Cerveris. In this version, he is revealed to be a former partner of Hank Pym and Bill Foster. Despite being close with Pym and Foster, Starr plotted to steal Pym's plans on the Quantum Realm to support his family. Eventually, Pym found out about this and angrily fired Starr, who is forced into hiding with his wife Catherine and their daughter Ava.
Somehow, Elihas managed to recreate Pym's particles with a new machine, but it caused to overload, something which he didn't expect. Realizing that the imminent explosion would kill himself and his family, Starr orders Catherine and Ava to escape, but Ava refuses to leave her father behind. Catherine tried to move Ava away from the scene, but it was too late as the explosion already killed Starr and Catherine while Ava is left with strange powers that is slowly starting to kill her.
This event is what led an angry Ava to plot on stealing Pym's particles so that she can cure herself of her condition and get revenge on Pym for her father's dismissal; even Foster tags along as he takes Ava as his surrogate daughter in an attempt to find a possible cure.
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