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#1 Edited by Eminel (641 posts) - - Show Bio

Can someone explain?

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#2 Posted by Mrnoital (8093 posts) - - Show Bio

thats like asking how he can become giant? you just go with it

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#3 Edited by ourmanuel (11894 posts) - - Show Bio

In a verse where there are trans-dimensional Gods, people who can stop time, a suit of armour that defies any known laws of physics and someone who wiped out half of the universe.

Yet it’s the ability to become smaller than atoms that boggles your mind?

Kek

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#4 Posted by The_living_tribunal_24 (6555 posts) - - Show Bio

There are things smaller than atoms like quarks, leptons and hadrons.

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#5 Edited by Richubs (4708 posts) - - Show Bio

I have asked this question many times and I have realized that it just didn't make sense.

You have to go with it.

It's also said that the mass stays the same therefore ants are strong enough to carry humans and Hank Pym can casually pull massive buildings.

It just doesn't make sense

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#6 Posted by deactivated-5c8c48323d2d9 (2599 posts) - - Show Bio

Quantum Physics

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#7 Posted by Stahlflamme (5810 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_living_tribunal_24: Yeah, but his post is more about the fact that the explanation given in the movie suggests his own atoms remain the same size but are merely closer together, hence why his mass remains the same. So it should not work for him to shrink smaller than an atom.

At 1:56 it's explained rather nicely

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0-MhE0J9Tx8

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#8 Posted by Tyger (461 posts) - - Show Bio

Not even sure the writers know how

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#9 Posted by LawCol (710 posts) - - Show Bio

Antman science makes no sense and is not coherent. Some objects retain their mass while others do not (carrying vehicles in pockets and buildings in cases). That's fine though because I see Antman as a super hero comedy. So laughs are more important than science.

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#10 Posted by Kevd4wg (12798 posts) - - Show Bio

Because

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#11 Edited by Helloman (30115 posts) - - Show Bio

It is science.

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#12 Posted by Supermanthor (20015 posts) - - Show Bio

Because living tribunal wants it

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#13 Edited by plotweapon16255 (7808 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_living_tribunal_24: Yeah, but his post is more about the fact that the explanation given in the movie suggests his own atoms remain the same size but are merely closer together, hence why his mass remains the same. So it should not work for him to shrink smaller than an atom.

At 1:56 it's explained rather nicely

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0-MhE0J9Tx8

No,it doesn't.

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#14 Posted by MAZAHS117 (12707 posts) - - Show Bio

🤔

...pretty sure it’s the Speedforce

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#15 Edited by Aka_aka_aka_ak (3211 posts) - - Show Bio

That's always bothered me, also if this were true he'd retain his mass, so he'd become insanely dense, which he doesn't. My conclusion is that Hank was lying about how Pym particles work.

@ourmanuel I'm so sick of this fallacious BS. One is consistent within the world it sets up and one isn't. Having gods is fine because the universe is set up to contain gods, having many times something smaller than one of that thing is just untrue, regardless of what universe you're in. If we had Thor in two places at once in IW you wouldn't pass it off as 'well, we already have gods...', no, you'd call it a mistake, there's a difference.

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#16 Posted by silvanus (910 posts) - - Show Bio

Because quantum reasons.

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#17 Posted by RukelnikovFTW (6142 posts) - - Show Bio

An-man's "science" contradicts itself at every turn, don't try to make sense of it

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#18 Posted by CosmicMuffin (478 posts) - - Show Bio

Pretty sure when he shrinks smaller than an atom he automatically gets teleported to the Quantum Realm, where physics do not apply anymore.

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#19 Posted by BullPR (5963 posts) - - Show Bio

I am more bothered by the casual ability to carry a building that has kept its mass in a suitcase...