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28th Apr '17 11:49:32 PM TheSinful
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** To a lesser extent Genos is ridiculously fast, particularly when using his flames to boost his speed, powerful enough to level five story buildings with ease, and as a cyborg can ignore any damage that doesn't physically prevent him from moving.
26th Apr '17 5:49:24 PM Archimedes
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** The Second Greed counts as well. His [[MadeOfDiamond Ultimate Shield]], an extremely hard coating of carbon he can form on top of his skin, easily makes him the most durable character in the series. He also destroys a truck with one arm and [[OneManArmy easily defeats a squad of Central's soldiers]]. Oh and he's strong enough to fight on almost equal terms with [[spoiler:Wrath/Bradley]]. As for speed, he manages to keep up with and dodge most of [[spoiler:Pride's and Wrath's]] incredibly fast attacks, even at one point [[FlashStep showcasing the easy-to-miss speed]] that [[spoiler:Sloth]] possesses. Greed has a LogicalWeakness: some alchemists can transmute his Ultimate Shield into brittle graphite. In addition to that, for ''some'' reason, in most of his fights, Greed [[ForgotAboutHisPowers only shields his arms instead of his whole body]]. Though the original Greed mentioned that he doesn't like the way his face looks with the Shield, and the Ultimate Shield seems to take a moment to form that can be interrupted, he seems to be quicker to shield his face against some opponents than others.

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** The Second Greed counts as well. His [[MadeOfDiamond Ultimate Shield]], an extremely hard coating of carbon he can form on top of his skin, easily makes him the most durable character in the series. He also destroys a truck with one arm and [[OneManArmy easily defeats a squad of Central's soldiers]]. Oh and he's strong enough soldiers]], not to mention being able to fight on almost equal terms with [[spoiler:Wrath/Bradley]]. As for speed, he manages to keep up with and dodge most of [[spoiler:Pride's and Wrath's]] incredibly fast attacks, even at one point [[FlashStep showcasing the easy-to-miss speed]] that [[spoiler:Sloth]] possesses. Greed has a LogicalWeakness: some alchemists can transmute his Ultimate Shield into brittle graphite. In addition to that, for ''some'' reason, in most of his fights, Greed [[ForgotAboutHisPowers only shields his arms instead of his whole body]]. Though the original Greed mentioned that he doesn't like the way his face looks with the Shield, and the Ultimate Shield seems to take a moment to form that can be interrupted, he seems to be quicker to shield his face against some opponents than others.others, without much regard for how likely he is to lose otherwise.



** Alex Louis Armstrong is one of the fastest fighters in the show, despite his large, muscular physique. In an early fight with Scar, who is fast enough to dodge gunfire, Scar commented on how his combined speed and near superhuman strength, along with the power of his alchemy, made him a formidable foe. At one point, Armstrong moved even faster than [[spoiler:Sloth]].

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** Alex Louis Armstrong is one of the fastest fighters in the show, despite his large, muscular physique. In an early fight with Scar, who is fast enough Scar (arguably another Lightning Bruiser, being able to [[TouchOfDeath kill with a touch]] and, with difficulty, dodge gunfire, gunfire), Scar commented on how his Armstrong's combined speed and near superhuman near-superhuman strength, along with the power of his alchemy, made him a formidable foe.foe, to the point that Scar had to spend a while focused on dodging attacks before he could find an opportunity to strike (and his attack still didn't quite connect). At one point, Armstrong moved even faster than [[spoiler:Sloth]].
26th Apr '17 5:34:14 PM Archimedes
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* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', the Lightning Bruisers are in fact so powerful that a DramaPreservingHandicap is needed to prevent them from being too unbeatable.
** In terms of physical strength, [[spoiler:Sloth]] is one of the [[SuperStrength strongest]] characters in the series. In addition to having an extremely tough skin, [[spoiler:he can also move [[SuperSpeed faster than the eye can see]].]] In effect, making him the strongest and fastest Homunculus. [[spoiler:Sloth]]'s DramaPreservingHandicap: His laziness is such that he [[UnskilledButStrong can't even bother to learn how to control]] his [[spoiler:speed]].
** The Second Greed counts as well. His Ultimate Shield easily makes him the [[MadeofDiamond most durable character]] in the series. He also destroys a truck with one arm and [[OneManArmy easily defeats a squad of Central's soldiers]]. Oh and he's strong enough to fight on almost equal terms with [[spoiler:Wrath/Bradley]]. As for speed, he manages to keep up with and dodge most of [[spoiler:Pride's and Wrath's]] incredibly fast attacks, even at one point [[FlashStep showcasing the easy-to-miss speed]] that [[spoiler:Sloth]] possesses. Greed's DramaPreservingHandicap: for ''some'' reason, in his fights, Greed [[ForgotAboutHisPowers only shields his arms instead of his whole body]]. He'd practically be immune to physical attacks if he did.
*** He actually gives his reason for not shielding his whole body shortly after the first Greed's appearance: ''he doesn't like the way his face looks when it's shielded''.
*** Greed didn't mind shielding his entire body and face when he fought Ed. So one wonders why Greed would wouldn't do the same when he fought Wrath, a much stronger fighter than Ed.

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* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', the Lightning Bruisers often are in fact so powerful that a DramaPreservingHandicap is needed to prevent them from being too unbeatable.
** In terms of physical strength, [[spoiler:Sloth]] is one of the [[SuperStrength strongest]] characters in the series. In addition to having an extremely tough skin, [[spoiler:he he can also move [[SuperSpeed faster than the eye can see]].]] In effect, see]], likely making him the strongest and ''and'' fastest Homunculus. Homunculus (where Homunculi in general tend to be Lightning Bruisers compared to the average human). [[spoiler:Sloth]]'s DramaPreservingHandicap: His [[spoiler:his laziness is such that he [[UnskilledButStrong can't even bother to learn how to control]] his [[spoiler:speed]].speed]].
** The Second Greed counts as well. His [[MadeOfDiamond Ultimate Shield Shield]], an extremely hard coating of carbon he can form on top of his skin, easily makes him the [[MadeofDiamond most durable character]] character in the series. He also destroys a truck with one arm and [[OneManArmy easily defeats a squad of Central's soldiers]]. Oh and he's strong enough to fight on almost equal terms with [[spoiler:Wrath/Bradley]]. As for speed, he manages to keep up with and dodge most of [[spoiler:Pride's and Wrath's]] incredibly fast attacks, even at one point [[FlashStep showcasing the easy-to-miss speed]] that [[spoiler:Sloth]] possesses. Greed's DramaPreservingHandicap: Greed has a LogicalWeakness: some alchemists can transmute his Ultimate Shield into brittle graphite. In addition to that, for ''some'' reason, in most of his fights, Greed [[ForgotAboutHisPowers only shields his arms instead of his whole body]]. He'd practically be immune to physical attacks if he did.
*** He actually gives his reason for not shielding his whole body shortly after
Though the first Greed's appearance: ''he original Greed mentioned that he doesn't like the way his face looks when it's shielded''.
*** Greed didn't mind shielding
with the Shield, and the Ultimate Shield seems to take a moment to form that can be interrupted, he seems to be quicker to shield his entire body and face when he fought Ed. So one wonders why Greed would wouldn't do the same when he fought Wrath, a much stronger fighter against some opponents than Ed.others.
19th Dec '16 6:58:19 AM Morgenthaler
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** ''Kill la Kill'' actually has ''tiers'' of {{Lightning Bruiser}}s. Compared to a normal human, anyone in a Goku Uniform is a LightningBruiser, and each Goku Uniform gets progressively more powerful depending on the number of stars the uniform has. The first fight of the series demonstrates this by pitting an unnamed student in a One Star Uniform against Three Star student council member [[{{Badass}} Ira Gamagoori]]. [[CurbStompBattle It doesn't end well]]. A Kamui is the equivalent of a '''Ten''' Star Uniform. [[spoiler:A Life Fiber hybrid is even more powerful, capable of soundly defeating even a Kamui wearer. And then we have Life Fiber hybrids who are ''also'' Kamui wearers.]]

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** ''Kill la Kill'' actually has ''tiers'' of {{Lightning Bruiser}}s. Compared to a normal human, anyone in a Goku Uniform is a LightningBruiser, and each Goku Uniform gets progressively more powerful depending on the number of stars the uniform has. The first fight of the series demonstrates this by pitting an unnamed student in a One Star Uniform against Three Star student council member [[{{Badass}} Ira Gamagoori]].Gamagoori. [[CurbStompBattle It doesn't end well]]. A Kamui is the equivalent of a '''Ten''' Star Uniform. [[spoiler:A Life Fiber hybrid is even more powerful, capable of soundly defeating even a Kamui wearer. And then we have Life Fiber hybrids who are ''also'' Kamui wearers.]]
18th Dec '16 10:25:10 AM Morgenthaler
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** For more conventional mobile suits, the Gouf Custom from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamThe08thMSTeam '' fits the bill. Fast as a thief, as well armored as a tank and armed with a [[{{BFG}} 75mm gatling gun]] on one arm and a [[{{BFS}} scimitar styled heat sword]] in the other, it's the ideal ground fighter for any ace pilot, as evidenced by [[{{Badass}} Norris Packard]]'s famous rampage.

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** For more conventional mobile suits, the Gouf Custom from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamThe08thMSTeam '' fits the bill. Fast as a thief, as well armored as a tank and armed with a [[{{BFG}} 75mm gatling gun]] on one arm and a [[{{BFS}} scimitar styled heat sword]] in the other, it's the ideal ground fighter for any ace pilot, as evidenced by [[{{Badass}} Norris Packard]]'s Packard's famous rampage.
13th Sep '16 9:17:08 PM superkeijikun
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* ''Anime/SwordArtOnline'' has Kirito, who exhibits a preference for heavy swords throughout the series and has in-game reflexes so lightning-fast that, in SAO, it granted him the ability to use DualWielding skills. Later on in the series, he crosses swords with Yuuki, who is just as powerful a sword fighter as him and ''even faster''.
7th Sep '16 6:51:08 PM whereismytea
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* In ''Manga/Brave10'', Jinpachi is a very literal example. He's fast, extremely physically powerful, and has lightning as his element. A villainous example is Hanzo, who hits really hard, can takes a point-blank Shunko attack and survive, and is so fast that even Saizo and Kamanosuke can't keep up with him.
30th Jun '16 5:26:35 PM RyzeGuy
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** Any ninja using Chidori might count for an instant; the attack is both super-fast and overwhelming. And [[IThoughtItMeant it could be a lightning bruiser]] because Kakashi first named the jutsu "Lightning Blade" when it cut a bolt of lightning in half.
4th May '16 6:00:35 AM Morgaus
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** Vincent Volaju, the BigBad of the movie is the best example. In their last battle, Spike throws strike after strike at him, and Vincent hardly flinches. When Vincent hits back, Spike can barely stay on his feet.
13th Apr '16 11:29:25 AM Morgaus
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** [[BigBad Ragyo]] [[DarkActionGirl Kiryuin]] even more than anyone else. Even without a Kamui she kicked Satsuki's ass, and outmatches both [[FragileSpeedster Ryuko]] and [[MightyGlacier Satsuki]] at the same time using their full power.
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