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Mickey using Thinner to destroy objects

Thinner is a substance of Epic Mickey that can be wielded by Mickey Mouse when he uses the Paintbrush. Thinner destroys enemies and is able to melt the Wasteland characters. It can also thin the Beetleworx armors, but cannot destroy them. By using Thinner, Mickey will be tapping into his more "mischievous" side. Using more Thinner will cause Mickey to drip like the Blot. The inhabitants of the Wasteland will fear Mickey and will be in a sad mood the more Thinner he uses.


Thinner is green and can be used as a solvent to dissolve and destroy foes, buildings and obstacles in Wasteland, whether they're good or bad. Thinner is the one of the tools Mickey can use on his quest to become an epic hero.

When using Thinner on other characters, they will get absorbed to the ground. That is, until Mickey uses paint on those characters again.

By using Thinner more often than Paint, Mickey will be able to attract Turps. Thinner also replaces water in Wasteland and will hurt Mickey if he touches it. This Thinner replacing the water are called Thinner Seas or Pools of Thinner. At the end of the game, Thinner Pools turn back into clean-fresh water/Paint.


Paint and Thinner was one of the elements Mickey accidentally spilled when he was tampering with Yen Sid's desk. With the mix of both Thinner and Paint came the Shadow Blot who defeated Oswald the Lucky Rabbit and took over Wasteland, making it a miserable world for all of the residents after a wave of Thinner splashed down on the residents and lands of Wasteland. Gremlin Gus calls it the "Thinner Disaster."

Effects on Wasteland and Mickey

  • Mickey will look more "Smudged", meaning that more ink will float off of him.
  • The people in Wasteland will be sad and act negatively towards Mickey.
  • Oswald will act meaner to Mickey.
  • The music will sound either sadder or more menacing.
  • Gus may occasionally tell Mickey off for using Thinner a lot (particularly on residents of Wasteland).
  • In Epic Mickey 2, Mickey appears to be sad.


  • Your Thinner capacity can regenerate to almost half its total (shy 1/2 a thinner bucket).
  • Thinner is strikingly based on Dip, the chemical Judge Doom used to melt toons in Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

See also

v - e - d
Epic Mickey Logo
Games: Epic MickeyEpic Mickey 2: The Power of TwoEpic Mickey: Power of Illusion

Books: Epic Mickey: The Graphic NovelEpic Mickey: Tales of WastelandThe Art of Epic Mickey

Main Characters: Mickey MouseOswald the Lucky RabbitOrtensiaGremlin GusYen Sid

Antagonists: The Shadow BlotThe Mad DoctorBlotlingsAnimatronic Captain HookBeetleworxBlotworxBlotling Shadow BlotMizrabelGremlin Prescott
Other characters: Bunny ChildrenClarabelle CowHorace HorsecollarAnimatronic Tick-Tock the CrocodileSmall PetePetetronicPete PanBeppo the GorillaChampThe Three Little PigsMagic BroomsA.B.E.Lonesome GhostsElliottClock TowerSwamp BoysSpirit of WastelandTintsTurps
Deleted Characters: Storm BlotThinner Mickey

The WastelandYen Sid’s TowerMickey's HouseTomorrow CityNautilusSkull IslandJolly RogerWillie's CastleVenturelandGremlin VillageBlot AlleyLonesome ManorTortoogaFloatyardDisney GulchBog EasyOsTownMean StreetMickeyjunk MountainAutotopiaDark Beauty CastleRainbow CavernsFort WastelandTrain TunnelsDahl Engineering Corridors
PaintbrushPaintThinnerRemoteE-TicketsGremlin CageMechanical ArmHeartHelp Me, Help YouWorld of Evil

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