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8th May '18 5:38:15 AM JackG
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* ''Film/AntMan''. The BigBad hasn't perfected the technology to successfully shrink a person and survive the process, so he uses a handgun-like prototype to commit murder and dispose of the body, now a small puddle of LudicrousGibs which he flushes down the toilet. Ant-Man also has throwing disc devices that can shrink or expand inanimate objects, which he uses as ImprovisedWeapons.

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* ''Film/AntMan''. The BigBad hasn't perfected the technology to successfully shrink a person and survive the process, so he uses a handgun-like prototype to commit murder and dispose of the body, now a small puddle of LudicrousGibs which he flushes down the toilet. Ant-Man also has throwing disc devices that can shrink or expand inanimate objects, which he uses as ImprovisedWeapons.{{Improvised Weapon}}s.
7th May '18 4:24:43 AM JackG
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* ''Film/AntMan''. The BigBad hasn't perfected the technology to successfully shrink a person and survive the process, so he uses a handgun-like prototype to commit murder and dispose of the body, now a small puddle of LudicrousGibs which he flushes down the toilet.

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* ''Film/AntMan''. The BigBad hasn't perfected the technology to successfully shrink a person and survive the process, so he uses a handgun-like prototype to commit murder and dispose of the body, now a small puddle of LudicrousGibs which he flushes down the toilet. Ant-Man also has throwing disc devices that can shrink or expand inanimate objects, which he uses as ImprovisedWeapons.
7th May '18 4:18:47 AM JackG
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* ''Film/AntMan''. The BigBad hasn't perfected the technology to successfully shrink a person and survive the process, so he uses a handgun-like prototype to commit murder and dispose of the body, now a small puddle of LudicrousGibs which he flushes down the toilet.
3rd Apr '18 8:24:16 AM Excelsior123
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/ReadyJetGo'' episode "Jet Shrinks the Kids", Jet builds a shrink ray so he, Sean, Sydney, and Sunspot can become small like Mindy. It can also be used as a grow ray when reversed.
10th Feb '18 6:02:43 PM JackG
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* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. In "Gambit", Avon and Vila smuggle [[MagicalComputer Orac]] inside a casino for some gratuitous cheating by using 'molecular reduction'.

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* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. In "Gambit", Avon and Vila smuggle [[MagicalComputer Orac]] Orac inside a casino for some gratuitous cheating by using 'molecular reduction'.reduction'. In this case no ray is used; the MagicalComputer simply does this to himself.
10th Feb '18 6:00:15 PM JackG
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* In ''Attack of the 50-Ft Half-Klingon'', [[{{Pun}} Weapons of Mass Reduction]] are deployed to deal with the AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever.
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8th Jan '18 8:29:27 PM JackG
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* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. In "Gambit", Avon and Vila smuggle [[MagicalComputer Orac]] inside a casino for some gratuitous cheating by using 'molecular reduction'.
2nd Jan '18 6:04:07 PM nombretomado
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* One is used on ''TheHerculoids'' in the episode "Tiny World Of Terror."

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* One is used on ''TheHerculoids'' ''WesternAnimation/TheHerculoids'' in the episode "Tiny World Of Terror."
1st Jan '18 4:23:00 AM NogaiKhan
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* In [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] Creator/DCComics, ComicBook/{{Superman}} had one that could be used to allow people to enter the bottled city of Kandor (which was originally shrunk by Brainiac using a shrink ray). Notably, Superman's shrink ray worked by exchanging one full-size person for one shrunken Kandorian, making them swap sizes. It was many years before he could find a way to enlarge all of Kandor on its own, and permanently. Brainiac's shrink ray, on the other hand, was this trope played straight.

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* The ComicBook/{{Superman}} villain ComicBook/{{Brainiac}} is the owner and inventor of one of the oldest ones in mainstream science fiction, which he uses to shrink and bottle cities. In the [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] Creator/DCComics, ComicBook/{{Superman}} had one that could be used to allow people to enter the bottled city of Kandor (which was originally shrunk by Brainiac using a shrink ray). Notably, Superman's shrink ray worked by exchanging one full-size person per!son for one shrunken Kandorian, making them swap sizes. It was many years before he could find a way to enlarge all of Kandor on its own, and permanently. Brainiac's shrink ray, on the other hand, was this trope played straight.
31st Oct '17 1:09:47 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* ''Film/{{Downsizing}}'' has this as the "miracle cure" for overpopulation and to save the environment as having smaller people means using less resources and having more space.
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