Shrinking Ray

    Character » Shrinking Ray appears in 37 issues.

    Shrinking Ray was a former member of the Guardians of the Globe. As his name suggests his only super power was shrinking. Was killed in action

    Short summary describing this character.

    Shrinking Ray last edited by gravenraven on 06/23/23 04:31AM View full history

    Real name:Ray (surname unrevealed)


    Identity: Secret

    Legal status: Citizen of the U.S. with no criminal record

    Former aliases: None

    Place of birth: Unrevealed

    Marital status: Unrevealed

    Known reatives: None

    Group affilations: The New Guardians of the Globe

    Base of operations: Guardians of the Globe headquarters, Utah

    Height:5' 11"

    Weight: 180 lbs

    Hair: Unknown

    Eyes: Brown

    Strength level: Shrinking Ray possesses the strength of a normal human man of his age, build and height who engages in regular exercise.


    The exact origins of the size-altering hero have yet to be determined. Regardless, investigative reporters from the superhero gossip TV program Unmasked have published a widely-believed theory as to Shrinking Ray's identity and how he recieved his powers.

    It is thought that Ray was employed by microrganics Ltd. in Bethesda, Maryland at the time of the fatal implosion that destroyed the company's nanotechnology lab. One of the survivors was an intern named Ray, who has not been located since the implosion. The Unmasked reporters advanced the theory that Ray gained the ability to change his size at will from the microrganics accident and shortly thereafter became a superhero. Shrinking Ray has refused to confirm or deny the story.

    Shrinking Ray first gained national attention when he saved the life of the Lieutenant Governor of Vermont from a microscopic assassin who had gained access to his brain. Ray defeated the killer in a sub-atomic duel inside the politicain's skull. Over the next several years, Shrinking Ray fought evil of all sizes, oftern toiling in obscurity. Eventually Ray did establish a solid reputation with high-profile battles against menaces like killipede, mindwyrm, and his arch-enemies The Legion of Miniature Assassins.

    Shrinking Ray was admitted into the new Guardians of the Glode, where he has served with distinction. Ray is sensitive to the fact that his powers are not as spectacular as those his teammates possess, and deeply resents any inplication that his shrinking abilities are not useful. Shrinking Ray's insecurities just inspire him to greater acts of heroism. Through hard work and unswerving devotion to the Guardians, perhaps some day this small crime fighter will be considered a giant among heroes.

    In Other Media

    Invincible (Amazon series)

    A female version of the hero appears, renamed Shrinking Rae.


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