Eric O’Grady is a low-level agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. who stumbles upon Dr. Henry “Hank” Pym’s latest incarnation of the Ant-Man suit in the S.H.I.E.L.D. headquarters.
A man of very few morals and willingness to lie, cheat, steal and manipulate in order to get ahead in life, O’Grady immediately steals the armor for his own selfish plans, which include using his status as a “super-hero” to stalk women and facilitate his thievery. A running theme with the character is his evil side clashing with a desire to be accepted by others, which leads to O’Grady vowing to renounce his evil ways and become a proper hero, leading to a cycle of the character relapsing and vowing to “change”.
Eric O’Grady debuted in The Irredeemable Ant-Man #1 (October 4, 2006), with the “Irredeemable” title given to the comic’s title to indicate the character’s immoral attitude and behavior.