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17th Aug '17 3:48:01 PM EDP
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* Cosmo users in ''Manga/SaintSeiya''. They can hit as hard as tanks, ''take'' a few of those hits (and even more when wearing their armor) and move at the speed of sound... And those are the ''weak ones'', the typical Bronze Saints and equivalents. Silver Saints (and equivalents) are far stronger (one once demolished ''a mountain''. With one hit) and move between mach 2 and 5, and those on the level of Gold Saints move at the speed of ''light'', can hit far harder than the usual Silver Saint, and take a few of their own attacks without armor-or [[NoSell just ignore the mightiest attacks of anyone who is not on their level]].
10th Jul '17 7:11:58 PM Shaid
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** Tongpu a.k.a. Mad Pierrot who, in addition to being stronger and faster than Spike, has some sort of energy shield to protect him from attacks. It is later [[DownplayedTrope downplayed]] however, [[spoiler:as Spike, using a knife, manages to get past the shield and land a single attack on Tongpu, who then drops to the ground and starts crying that "it hurts".]]

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** Tongpu a.k.a. Mad Pierrot who, in addition to being stronger and faster than Spike, has some sort of energy shield to protect him from attacks. It is later [[DownplayedTrope downplayed]] however, [[spoiler:as Spike, using a knife, manages to get past the shield and land a single attack on Tongpu, who then drops to the ground and starts crying that "it hurts".]]]] Justified, since he's also got the [[PsychopathicManchild mind of a child]].
2nd Jul '17 7:27:50 PM Stealth
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* ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' features the Variable Fighter TransformingMecha, which are generally fast but thinly armored due to their alternate mode being aircraft. The addition of the Super Pack turns it into one of these, retaining the high speed and transforming ability, but providing additional protection in the form of applique armor and additional missile and gun racks. The related Armor Pack is more of a MightyGlacier situation, as the VF loses the ability to transform into a fast fighter craft in favor of slab-sided defense and ''lots'' of missiles. Notably, the Zentraedi Glaug Officer Pod is ''not'' this in spite of its fearsome appearance: it has quick handling and powerful weaponry, but like all Zentraedi units its armor is quite poor against human weapons, making it more of a GlassCannon.
12th Jun '17 1:04:28 PM Skylentt
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* New antagonist of ''Manga/D.Gray-man'' [[spoiler: Independant Innocence Apocryphos/unnamed cardinal]] establishes himself as this. A few minutes after his introduction he easily flashsteps behind expertly trained Crow member Howard Link. He is capable of tanking devastating attacks of Tyki Mikk before standing visibly unhurt due to his insane regeneration abilities. He then proceeds to outspeed Tyki. Later he manages to easily dodge every single hit of top exorcist Kanda before flashstepping behind him beore he even realizes.
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''.
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