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The Atom
Atom (Ray Palmer)

Real Name

Prof. Raymond "Ray" Palmer






Ivy University

Abilities and Powers

Size Manipulation, Genius, Armed Combat, Unarmed Combat, and Above Average Physical Attributes

First Appearance

Sword of the Atom!

Voiced By

Peter Scolari



The Atom aka Professor Ray Palmer was once a physicist at Ivy University. One day, he discovered a fragment of a White Dwarf Star which would prove key to his size reduction experiment. Palmer was later trapped in a cave with several youths out on a nature hike. Palmer used the star matter and lens to shrink down and save the day. He decided to become a superhero and called himself, the Atom using the White Dwarf Star to create his Bio Belt. The Atom also earned the nickname of "Tiny Titan." The Atom can retain the power of his original weight at any size and at sub-atomic size, he can travel cirtually anywhere via telephone transmissions, surfing microwaves, or other electronic impulses. The Atom became an ideal candidate for missions that involved infiltration and reconnaissance.

Sword of the Atom![]

The Atom proved his worth time and time again with his colossal brain and right hook to match. He teamed up with Batman to fight menaces such as the Cannoneer and the Thinker. Palmer's eventual decision to retire hit the hero community hard. Luckily, Ryan Choi took up the mantle of Atom. Palmer, meanwhile,

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relocated his research to South America, somewhere near the Amazon rainforest. He ceased all communication with the outside world. During his experiments, Palmer discovered the Katarthans. He volunteered his knowledge to help repair their spacecraft and soon fell in love with Princess Laethwen. Palmer became their unofficial champion and was given a Katarthan long sword. Chancellor Deraegis resented Palmer's presence and discovered his research. Seeking to become larger, Deraegis planned to seize the throne and then conquer the planet. Elsewhere, Chronos' return prompted Batman to seek out Ray Palmer since Ryan Choi had recently retired. Laethwen and Palmer were captured and set to battle beasts to the death. Batman, Aquaman, and Ryan Choi helped defeated Deraegis. Palmer elected to stay in Morlaidh and marry Princess Laethwen.


As the Atom, Ray has the power to decrease his size to any height, even small enough to enter a subatomic universe. He also retains his normal sized strength and has the power to fly via gliding on air currents.