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Now that I am able to turn myself into a human Atom -- who knows what strange and wonderful things may happen?
~ The Atom (Ray Palmer) - Showcase #34 (October, 1961)

This life suits me. I never had to be a hero -- I could've just been a... crazy professor who shrank things.
~ The Atom (Ray Palmer) - Sword of the Atom #4 (December, 1983)

It's incredible how quiet a cat can be on a linoleum floor. Before I heard it, I felt its breath on my neck.
~ The Atom (Ray Palmer) - Sword of the Atom Special #1 (July, 1984)

I've killed better men than you just because they threatened me once! And I'm ten times madder at you than I was at them!
~ The Atom (Ray Palmer) to Strobe - Power of the Atom #13 (June, 1989)

Sic your swarm on me again and I'll shrink into one of your pores and they'll blast you instead. By the way, I think you should know -- I never beat Larvan this easily!
~ The Atom (Ray Palmer) to Sting - Power of the Atom #17 (October, 1989)

I think about my early days as the Atom, and it's like reflecting on my childhood. I was dashing. Incorruptible. Back then I played out my heroic fantasies just as surely as i had in the playground and vacant lots of my boyhood.
~ The Atom (Ray Palmer) - Power of the Atom #18 (November, 1989)

If Superman or, God, Batman sees me pulling this stunt they'll never give me a break! Plastic Man and Damage... maybe even Aztek will get into the JLA before me!
~ The Atom (Ray Palmer) - Teen Titans Vol. 2 #11 (August, 1997)

Are you finished? Because there are about a half million other things we can be doing to save lives rather than stand in the United Nations and be insulted.
~ The Atom (Ray Palmer) to the press - JLA #71 (September, 2002)

You don't know how often that's happened to me. There was this time Dr. Mid-Nite's owl thought I was a mouse and--
~ The Atom (Ray Palmer) to Hawkgirl (Kendra Saunders) - Hawkman Vol. 4 #11 (January, 2003)

The Atom: [The nanobot]'s bigger than my car now, Katie. Personally, I blame you.

Katie: How can it possibly be my fault?
Atom: Because otherwise it would be my fault. And that can't be right, I'm a professor.

~ The Atom & his assistant Katie - Justice League Unlimited Season 1 Episode 10 - Dark Heart (December, 2004)

I died once. At least the world thought I did. You know what happened? Nothing. All the money, all the buildings, all the inventions. The world didn't care. My life ultimately didn't matter. Rip Hunter is giving me the chance to help save the world. I have to take it.
~ The Atom to Green Arrow - Legends of Tomorrow Season 1 Episode 1 - Pilot, Part 1 (January, 2016)

Come with me if you want to live. I've always wanted to say that!
~ The Atom to a young Mick Rory - Legends of Tomorrow Season 1 Episode 12 - Last Refuge (April, 2016)

Raymond "Ray" Palmer is the second Atom, and a superhero from DC Comics.

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  • Losses: 0
  • Draws: 0

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Ray Palmer is the Atom, a superhero with the ability to shrink to incredible sizes while retaining his full mass, making him a formidable combatant. He was a member of the original Justice League of America, where he gained a great deal of respect from his peers. Aside from his crime-fighting career, he is also one of the world's top scientific minds, given his background as a brilliant physicist. He is capable of shrinking to subatomic sizes, and explores the universe on a frontier unknown to any other man.

Death Battle Info

Pre-Crisis & Post-Crisis

  • Full Name: Raymond "Ray" Palmer
  • Gender: Male
  • Affiliation: Justice League of America; formerly Suicide Squad, Teen Titans, Indigo Tribe (deputy), Katarthans
  • Occupation: Professor, scientist, adventurer
  • Education: Ph.D. in physics


  • Microscopic Stability (in the DCU around this time, most beings upon being miniaturized explode after a short time, unlike Ray)


  • Judo
  • Physics
  • Swordsmanship


  • Bio-Belt
    • Size Alteration
    • Mass Alteration
    • Flight
    • Superhuman Strength
    • Dimensional Travel
  • Katarthan's Sword
  • Indigo Tribe Staff (formerly)

New 52

  • Full Name: Raymond "Ray" Palmer
  • Gender: Male
  • Affiliation: formerly S.H.A.D.E., Ivy University
  • Occupation: Scientist, vigilante


  • Pedagogy
  • Science


  • Bio-Belt
    • Size Alteration


  • Can create nuclear fission or fusion by manipulating molecules; even at regular human size


  • Rarely depicted with significant superhuman durability; especially when at regular human size.
  • Ray cannot travel through cell phone connections like he can through hardline phone connections.