During the siege by Slade Wilson, Palmer's fianceé was murdered by Mirakuru-enhanced soldiers. This caused Palmer to start developing a suit to be used to fight crime. Ray also created a very successful smart-watch business.

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  • This version of the character is exclusive to the continuity of the television series Arrow, its tie-in comic book series, and its related television series. It is an adaptation of Ray Palmer/Atom. The original character was created by Gardner Fox and Gil Kane and first appeared in Showcase #34.
  • As mentioned in Legends of Tomorrow Ray was 8 Years Old as of October 31st, 1988, indicating that he was born in either late 1979 or sometime before October of 1980.
  • Ray Palmer is portrayed by Brandon Routh, as well as Jack Fisher as Young Ray in Legends of Tomorrow.



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