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Brandon Routh's Atom Outfit On Arrow Looks Almost Upsettingly Great

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Guys. GUYS. I don't know how this is possible, but Arrow has revealed the high-tech A.T.O.M. armor that Brandon Routh will be wearing as Ray Palmer in future episodes, and... well, I don't know how to say this, but... it's kind of completely awesome.

Seriously! Look at it!


The Atom has never, ever, ever once looked this fantastic. Here's what he's normally worn during his comics' career:


Yeah, Arrow's version is better. This is like the Cyclone armor from Robotech: New Generation had a three-way with the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Iron Man and Ant-Man suits, and they had a very good-looking baby!

I approve whole-heartedly — although we don't know for certain that the suit will be giving Ray Palmer the ability to shrink to the atomic level. Right now, he's basically DC's less obnoxious Iron Man, a rich dude who's decided the best way to fight evil is to dress in a high-tech suit and start punching things. Oh, but speaking of Marvel...

Atom > Dethlok. Your move, Agents of SHIELD.

[Via USA Today]