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19th Apr '16 7:19:10 PM MadCat221
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* There are quite a few abilities that do this in the ''Franchise/DragonAge'' games, one of them being a rogue ability in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening'' that allowed the rogue to target an area, then teleport behind every enemy in the area to deliver a BackStab before returning to their starting location. Some enemy mages of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' have a teleport ability that has been explained as actually being a 'burst of speed through the ground', since legitimate teleportation is impossible in the setting.

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* There are quite a few abilities that do this in the ''Franchise/DragonAge'' games, one of them being a rogue ability in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening'' that allowed the rogue to target an area, then teleport behind every enemy in the area to deliver a BackStab before returning to their starting location. Some enemy mages of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' have a teleport ability that has been explained as actually being a 'burst of speed through the ground', since legitimate teleportation is impossible in the setting. In the third game, ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', controllable Mage characters in the party (incling, potentially, the PlayerCharacter, if a Mage class is selected) can do so through the "Fade Step" spell.
14th Apr '16 3:31:56 PM Pastykake
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* While there are no known examples of real-world teleportation, a number of martial arts teach skills which make it appear as if the opponent has suddenly appeared behind them.

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* While Though there are no known examples of real-world teleportation, a number of martial arts teach skills which make it appear as if the opponent has suddenly appeared behind them.



** Others use sophisticated understanding of distance, timing and changes of level to cause the opponent to lose track of them for a moment during which they move behind.
** Lunge in fencing. Deep lunge particularly, allows to close 5 meters distance in a blink of an eye.
** Grab & Strike technique in many martial arts can produce similar impression: Half-step or simple stance change gets one of the combatants in range for a grab (By the collar, shoulder, neck, head, hand or anything else), while a jolt brings him into range for a punch (MCMAP, Krav Maga), elbow strike (Thai Boxing, Krav Maga) or a throw (BBJ, SAMBO or Judo, and again, Krav Maga), never giving an opponent a chance to do any sort of counter.
* Many small rodents, such as rats and squirrels can dash a short distance and come to a complete stop within seconds.

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** Others use sophisticated understanding of distance, timing and changes of level to cause the opponent to lose track of them the user for a moment during which they move behind.
he moves behind the opponent.
** Lunge in fencing. Deep lunge particularly, allows one to close 5 meters a five-meter distance in a blink of an eye.
** Grab & Strike technique techniques in many martial arts can produce a similar impression: Half-step A half-step or simple stance change gets one of the combatants in range for a grab (By (by the collar, shoulder, neck, head, hand hand, or anything else), while whereas a jolt brings him into range for a punch (MCMAP, Krav Maga), elbow strike (Thai Boxing, Krav Maga) or a throw (BBJ, SAMBO or Judo, and again, Krav Maga), never giving an opponent a chance to do any sort of counter.
* Many small rodents, such as rats and squirrels squirrels, can dash a short distance and come to a complete stop within seconds.



** Tiger beetles deserve special mention. The fastest species can speed across the ground at about 9km/h, or about 5.6 mph. This may not sound like much, but if you compared relative body length to a human? It travels 22 times faster than the fastest human sprinter. Putting it another way; if that human could move as fast as a tiger beetle, it would run at a top speed of ''480 miles per hour''. A [[CoolCar Bugatti Veyron]]'s top speed is a little over half that.
** Even that pales in comparison to Paratarsotomus macropalpis, the fastest animal in the world relative to its body size. It's a mite only 0.7 millimeters long, but it can move at 322 body lengths per second. That's the equivalent of a human running at ''1,300 miles per hour'' or almost twice the speed of sound.

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** Tiger beetles deserve special mention. The fastest species can speed across the ground at about 9km/h, or about 5.6 mph. This may not sound like much, but if you compared compare relative body length to a human? It travels 22 times faster more quickly than the fastest human sprinter. Putting it another way; if that human could move as fast quickly as a tiger beetle, it (s)he would run at a top speed of ''480 miles per hour''. A [[CoolCar Bugatti Veyron]]'s top speed is a little over half that.
** Even that pales in comparison to Paratarsotomus macropalpis, the fastest animal in the world relative to its body size. It's a mite only 0.7 millimeters long, but it can move at 322 body lengths per second. That's the equivalent of a human running at ''1,300 miles per hour'' or hour'', almost twice the speed of sound.



* And certain fish, especially smaller ones.
* When filming fight scenes, directors often had to remind WesleySnipes to slow down enough for the cameras to process his moves.

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* And certain Certain fish, especially smaller ones.
ones, can do this, as well.
* When filming fight scenes, directors often had to remind WesleySnipes Creator/WesleySnipes to slow down enough for the cameras to process his moves.
11th Apr '16 4:16:24 PM AndyLA
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** Exaggerated in the first fight between Saitama and Sonic: the latter spends about ''ten pages'' flash-stepping around the former.
23rd Mar '16 12:44:47 PM Morgenthaler
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* Cole, when he hyperspeeds in ''{{Tracker}}''

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* Cole, when he hyperspeeds in ''{{Tracker}}''''Series/{{Tracker}}''
15th Mar '16 2:12:25 PM DaNuke
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* ''VideoGame/DefenseOfTheAncients'': The [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Characters/DefenseOfTheAncientsOne Stealth Assassin]] character has this as one of his powers--he uses a short-range super speed move to end up right behind his target and stab said enemy in the back. The Blink Dagger item gives this ability to anyone who buys it.



* In ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'', Katarina has a flash step ability that is actually called 'Shunpo', and other champions like Talon and Warwick have similar abilities. However, some of these (like the summoner spell Flash, or Ezreal's Arcane Shift) are magical teleportation rather than just fast movement.

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* ''VideoGame/DefenseOfTheAncients'': [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Characters/DefenseOfTheAncientsOne Riki the Stealth Assassin]] has this as one of his powers--he uses a short-range super speed move to end up right behind his target and stab said enemy in the back. The Blink Dagger item gives this ability to anyone who buys it.
* In ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'', Katarina has a flash step ability that is actually called 'Shunpo', and other champions like Talon Talon, Ezreal, Ekko, Fiddlesticks and Warwick have similar abilities. However, some of these (like the summoner spell Flash, or Ezreal's Arcane Shift) are magical short-ranged teleportation rather than just fast movement.
15th Mar '16 11:11:28 AM DarkPhoenix94
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* Angel could do this on ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', though he did it much more often [[{{Series/AngelTheSeries}} on his own show]], usually when he wanted to pull a StealthHiBye or intimidate someone by reminding them that for all that he's mostly an {{Adorkable}} NiceGuy who sticks to ThouShaltNotKill where humans are concerned, he is still a powerful Master Vampire.
** For instance, when Lilah Morgan had been using a psychic to give Cordelia killer visions in order to force Angel to do something for her, Angel did... then after the exchange was made, he threw a piece of rebar at least forty feet, killing the psychic, and as Lilah turned to look, appeared right behind her.
14th Mar '16 6:40:23 AM Glasender
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* In ''Anime/SwordArtOnline'', [[TheHero Kirito]] does this to Rosalia while [[BountyHunter apprehending]] [[ThievesGuild her and her guild]]. Justified in that his level and therefore stats (including speed) are way above theirs.

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* In ''Anime/SwordArtOnline'', [[TheHero Kirito]] Kirito]], thanks to SuperReflexes, does this very often in the game world. He does one to Rosalia while [[BountyHunter apprehending]] [[ThievesGuild her and her guild]]. Justified in that his level and therefore stats (including speed) are way above theirs.
3rd Mar '16 2:22:23 PM C-Bonde
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* LightNovel/TheTestamentOfSisterNewDevil: Being a Speed Type fighter, Basara Toujou can close most gaps near-instantly.
17th Feb '16 8:07:15 AM SolidSonicTH
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** Yang gained this as one of his new attacks during the DivergentCharacterEvolution that took place in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIII: Second Impact'' to separate him from his brother, Yun.
17th Feb '16 8:04:32 AM SolidSonicTH
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* Lars Alexandersson utilizes a lot of Flash Step in his attack arsenals.
** Yoshimitsu can be thought of as a Flash Spin/Sit, since a few of his attacks involve him spinning and vanishing without even a flash or sound.
*** {{Badass}} Black {{Ninja}} Raven also can do this, even having a move that allows him to backflip through the opponent if facing them from behind. One of his intro sequences also involves him slowly walking towards the person and vanishing, causing the character to spin around and find him standing with his arms crossed.

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* ** Lars Alexandersson utilizes a lot of Flash Step FlashStep in his attack arsenals.
arsenal as part of his StanceSystem. Dynamic Entry goes in high and Silent Entry goes in low, each allowing him to follow up with other attacks.
** Yoshimitsu can be thought of as a Flash Spin/Sit, since a few of his attacks involve him spinning and vanishing without even a flash or sound.
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sound. His Rage Art in ''7'' really gets a workout on this as he zips past his opponent several times.
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{{Badass}} Black {{Ninja}} Raven also can do this, even having a move that allows him to backflip through the opponent if facing them from behind. One of his intro sequences also involves him slowly walking towards the person and vanishing, causing the character to spin around and find him standing with his arms crossed.



* [[{{Ninja}} Ibuki]] from the ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' series has a minor version (mostly cosmetic, and ignored by players). Even so, it was kept in her ''[=SF4=]'' transition to 3D.
** Juni from ''Street Fighter Alpha 3'' could do this as well.

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* [[{{Ninja}} Ibuki]] from the ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' series has a minor version (mostly cosmetic, and ignored by players). Even so, it was kept in her ''[=SF4=]'' transition to 3D.
3D. It allows her to swiftly hop "through" an opponent, leaving a wispy afterimage in the process.
** Juni from ''Street Fighter Alpha ''VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha 3'' could do this as well.well.
** In ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV'', Nash's V-Trigger ability is this, working somewhat similarly to Vergil's Air Trick abilities from ''Devil May Cry 3'', allowing him to instantly place himself near an opponent (in front, behind, or above).
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