Dex: 6 Str: 8 Body: 5
Int: 9 Will: 6 Mind: 6
Infl: 5 Aura: 4 Spirit: 5
Initiative: 22 Hero Points: 90
Density Increase: 5
Martial Artist: 6
Bonus: Every AP's of Density Increase activated, adds one Column Shift to his Str, negating the Str penalty of Shrinking.
Limitations: Shrinking reduces Str and Weight by 1 for each AP activated. Teleportation only works across phone lines. Gliding can only be used when a minimum of 8 AP's of Shrinking are in effect.
Advantages: Connections: Ivy University (High), Justice League of America (High); Genius; Insta-Change
Drawbacks: Married, Public Identity
Alter Ego: Ray Palmer
Motivation: Responsibility of Power
Occupation: Physics Professor
Source: 2nd Ed. Background/Roster Book, page 37; Justice League Sourcebook, Pages 19-20
Rogues: Chronos. Strobe
supporting cast: Jean Loring, Norman Brawler
affiliation(s): Justice League of America
Ed's Notes: The Italicized section of Limitation was reworded from the official entry. The entry in both the BG/R book and the JL Sourcebook refer to Density Increase "negating Column shifts bonus to the opponents RV" when shrinking in is effect. The problem is... Neither the 1st, 2nd nor 3rd editions make any mention of the opponent gaining an RV bonus when the power is used in their descriptions of the power. They DO mention Str and Weight reduction though, so I used that, with the 'bonus' that it could be offset with the use of Density Increase. I'm not tying to introduce "house rules" here, the original entry just made NO SENSE when you read the entry on the actual Shrinking Power. Also, to count the "Column Shifts" of "Str" (which is odd) consider that he starts at 8, goes down to -8 at full Shrinking. Figure he's now in the (hypothetical) [-7 to -8] column. Five columns back up would go through [-6 to -5], [-4 to -3], [-2 to -1],  and finally end up in [1-2] column. So he could effective attack with a Str of [1-2] at full shrinking while maintaining an OV of 17. Unfortunately, he'd still have an AV of just 1, due to the Density Increase penalties to Dex. (Do we need another bonus here: Density Increase doesn't decrease Dex? This is already getting kinda messy! Maybe just eliminated the Limitation?! Maybe. This character ends up pretty useless as-is. Damn.)
Also, the BG/R Book left off his JLA (High) Connection and his Married Drawback. Otherwise the two are the same.
|First Appearance: Showcase #34 (October, 1961)|