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28th Mar '16 3:40:36 PM Sharlee
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* Practically every episode of ''WesternAnimation/WildKratts'' features the brothers shrinking themselves so they can investigate the lives and environments of small animals. While it's usually just a convenience, on several occasions the Miniaturizer gets broken, lost or stolen while they're small, leaving them stuck in mini-form.
28th Mar '16 3:34:36 PM Sharlee
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* People who visit future worlds via the mystical Solstice in James Blaylock's ''Land of Dreams'' emerge into a later era to find themselves much smaller relative to things around them. Human beings gradually "acclimate" and expand to an appropriate size for humans in the world they're visiting, but their clothes stay small; when Jack and Skeezix travel into future Rio Dell, they're forced to borrow some dolls' dresses or else go naked when they outgrow the garments they'd arrived in.
21st Mar '16 12:16:52 PM Kooshmeister
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* In the ''ComicBook/DarkHorseMonsters'' story "Jungle of the Giants!", an AbsentmindedProfessor who is guilty of ParentalNeglect is shrunk down by his vengeful son and placed inside of a terrarium to fight for his life against a huge (to him) lizard he genetically engineered.
20th Mar '16 12:15:37 AM MetaFour
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* Music/DanielAmos have a song named "Incredible Shrinking Man", which uses the imagery as a metaphor for feelings of insignificance and powerlessness in modern society. The album with that song, ''Music/VoxHumana'', also has a short story in the liner notes, where the narrator suddenly finds himself shrinking until a small pebble becomes, from his perspective, an impassible mountain.
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9th Mar '16 12:30:32 AM foxley
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* The 1950s series ''World of Giants'' had a secret agent who had been shrunk to 6 inches tall. In the first episode he must get past a cat then climb to a desk top and dial an immense phone.

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* The 1950s series ''World ''Series/{{World of Giants'' Giants}}'' had a secret agent who had been shrunk to 6 inches tall. In the first episode he must get past a cat then climb to a desk top and dial an immense phone.phone.
* ''Series/TheAvengers'': Steed gets shrunk down to a few inches tall by a shrink ray in "Mission...Highly Improbable". He still manages to save the day.
8th Feb '16 9:06:07 AM FuzzyBoots
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* The 1936 short story ''[[http://johnnypez9.blogspot.it/2010/06/he-who-shrank-by-henry-hasse-part-1.html He Who Shrunk]]'' takes this beyond all limits: a MadScientist injects his assistant with a serum that will make him shrink indefinitely. Said assistant shrinks to subatomic sizes, discovers that every atom is actually a solar system, lands on a planet, shrinks below the size of the atoms of ''that'' planet, and so on without end. It's a handy way of visiting innumerable planets without a spaceship[[note]]It was mentioned early on that the serum also conveniently allow you to breath in space[[/note]]. [[spoiler:The end of the story has the protagonist visit our Earth.]]

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* The 1936 short story ''[[http://johnnypez9.blogspot.it/2010/06/he-who-shrank-by-henry-hasse-part-1.html He Who Shrunk]]'' Shrank]]'' takes this beyond all limits: a MadScientist injects his assistant with a serum that will make him shrink indefinitely. Said assistant shrinks to subatomic sizes, discovers that every atom is actually a solar system, lands on a planet, shrinks below the size of the atoms of ''that'' planet, and so on without end. It's a handy way of visiting innumerable planets without a spaceship[[note]]It was mentioned early on that the serum also conveniently allow you to breath in space[[/note]]. [[spoiler:The end of the story has the protagonist visit our Earth.]]
6th Jan '16 10:33:17 PM ironcommando
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* ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies2ItsAboutTime'' has the Shrinking Violet, which shrinks zombies in a 3x3 area. This causes them to receive double damage and deal half damage thanks to reduced size. Against the already-tiny [[DepravedDwarf Imps]] and zombie animals, it turns into a OneHitKill by shrinking them into oblivion.
19th Dec '15 10:14:43 PM nombretomado
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* This was the premise of ''[[SidAndMartyKrofftProductions Dr. Shrinker]]''.

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* This was the premise of ''[[SidAndMartyKrofftProductions ''[[Creator/SidAndMartyKrofftProductions Dr. Shrinker]]''.
31st Oct '15 4:17:11 PM nombretomado
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* DC SuperHero TheAtom had this as his power; some plots involved him or other characters shrinking and then having the size controls taken away/[[PhlebotinumBreakdown break]].

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* DC SuperHero TheAtom ComicBook/TheAtom had this as his power; some plots involved him or other characters shrinking and then having the size controls taken away/[[PhlebotinumBreakdown break]].
27th Oct '15 4:16:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* SmallProblem is a blog ostensibly written by Debby Small, who's 6½ inches tall.

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* SmallProblem Literature/SmallProblem is a blog ostensibly written by Debby Small, who's 6½ inches tall.
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