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2nd Dec '16 10:06:37 AM Prometheus117
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* Kirito is known for this in ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline.'' In fact, the SAO system considered Kirito to have the fastest natural reflexes of every player there; prompting Kirito earning the "Dual Swords" skill and making him the only SAO player capable of DualWielding. Even after the finally getting out of that game, his reflexes serve him well in ''Alfheim Online'' and ''Gun Gale Online''. Using his incredible reflexes, Kirito can dual wield ''without'' an in-game skill in ALO and [[ImplausibleFencingPowers deflect bullets]] in GGO.

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* Skilled players in ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'' eventually earn them through training, which makes sense as they're in VirtualReality and grinding for exp. and [[TheMostDangerousVideoGame staying alive]] makes it practically a prerequisite.
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Kirito is known for this in ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline.'' the most well-known example. In fact, the SAO system considered Kirito to have the fastest natural reflexes of every player there; prompting Kirito earning the "Dual Swords" skill and making him the only SAO player capable of DualWielding. Even after the finally getting out of that game, his reflexes serve him well in ''Alfheim Online'' and ''Gun Gale Online''. Using his incredible reflexes, Kirito can dual wield ''without'' an in-game skill in ALO and [[ImplausibleFencingPowers deflect bullets]] in GGO.GGO.
** [[WorldsBestWarrior Yuuki Konno]] has even better reflexes [[spoiler:due to spending even more time in VR than the SAO survivors]]. Kirito himself outright admits that she would have received the "Dual Swords" skill if she had ended up in SAO, [[spoiler:and in the AlternateContinuity, she ''can'']].
26th Nov '16 3:09:35 PM nombretomado
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* In superhero [=RPGs=] a character has this if they have a high enough Dexterity/Agility ability score, like Martial Artists in ''{{Champions}}''.

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* In superhero [=RPGs=] a character has this if they have a high enough Dexterity/Agility ability score, like Martial Artists in ''{{Champions}}''.''TabletopGame/{{Champions}}''.
20th Nov '16 9:02:39 PM RezaMaulana98
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** Some fans have done the math to see how good D.Va's reflexes are, and turns out her reflexes is '''insane'''. For a comparison on how crazy D.Va's reflexes compared to a normal human, the real-life highest APM recorded on a game of ''Starcraft'' is 818 by Park Sung-Joon. D.Va's full potential of her reflexes, which is reached when you use the Defense Matrix to block 10 Roadhog ults; 5 from the enemy and 5 from your team deflected by an enemy Genji, is '''''87500 APM'''''.
11th Nov '16 2:26:42 PM OldBen
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* D.Va from ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' was chosen as a MiniMecha pilot thanks to these, as a person with slower reflexes wouldn't be able to fully use all of its capabilities. In-game, they appear in her ''Defense Matrix'' ability, where she turns on a pair of laser mounted on mecha and manually shots down all incoming projectiles - depending on team she's fighting against, this can mean hundreds of perfectly accurate shots per second. And how did she gained this kind of reaction time? [[IKnowMortalKombat By playing]] ''Franchise/StarCraft''.

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* D.Va from ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' was chosen as a MiniMecha pilot thanks to these, as a person with slower reflexes wouldn't be able to fully use all of its capabilities. In-game, they appear in her ''Defense Matrix'' ability, where she turns on a pair of laser lasers mounted on her mecha and manually shots down all incoming projectiles - depending on team she's fighting against, this can mean hundreds of perfectly accurate shots per second. And how did she gained this kind of reaction time? [[IKnowMortalKombat By playing]] ''Franchise/StarCraft''.
11th Nov '16 2:25:36 PM OldBen
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* D.Va from ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' was chosen as a MiniMecha pilot thanks to these, as a person with slower reflexes wouldn't be able to fully use all of its capabilities. In-game, they appear in her ''Defense Matrix'' ability, where she turns on a pair of laser mounted on mecha and manually shots down all incoming projectiles - depending on team she's fighting against, this can mean hundreds of perfectly accurate shots per second. And how did she gained this kind of reaction time? [[IKnowMortalKombat By playing]] ''Franchise/StarCraft''.
24th Oct '16 7:05:57 PM EarsplittingLepidopteran
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* Franchise/{{Batman}} has reflexes fast enough to almost qualify as a CharlesAtlasSuperpower version of this, even [[EvilOverlord Darksied's]] super deadly fast inescapable [[HomingLasers Omega beams]] Batman successfully dodged. Causing Darkseid to question if Batman was human or not, this feat has come many fans to question if Batman [[http://pre05.deviantart.net/ce74/th/pre/f/2013/352/f/f/because_batman__duuh__by_nebezial-d6ydrqi.jpg was too skilled]].

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* Franchise/{{Batman}} has reflexes fast enough to almost qualify as a CharlesAtlasSuperpower version of this, even [[EvilOverlord Darksied's]] super deadly fast inescapable [[HomingLasers Omega beams]] Batman successfully dodged. Causing Darkseid Darksied to question if Batman was human or not, this feat has come many fans to question if Batman [[http://pre05.deviantart.net/ce74/th/pre/f/2013/352/f/f/because_batman__duuh__by_nebezial-d6ydrqi.jpg was too skilled]].
24th Oct '16 7:04:47 PM EarsplittingLepidopteran
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* Comicbook/TheFlash almost goes without saying, dodging bullets or "anything" for that matter, is second nature to Barry. Even avoiding nuclear explosions doesn't put Flash out of breath or Superman [[FrickingLaserBeams Heat Vison]]. It takes either other [[SuperSpeed speeders]] to rival him or some kind anti super speed weapon from the BigBad.
** Massive subversion in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueTheFlashpointParadox'' when Reverse Flash is [[EvilGloating mocking]] Flash for [[BadFuture screwing up the universe]] due to messing up time with his speed, Reserve Flash states his own speed will stop Flash from fixing time and then [[BoomHeadshot suddenly he gets his brains blown out]] from behind by Batman's dad Thomas Wayne... Guess that evil speed wasn't worth much in the end.



* Franchise/{{Batman}} has reflexes fast enough to almost qualify as a CharlesAtlasSuperpower version of this.

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* Franchise/{{Batman}} has reflexes fast enough to almost qualify as a CharlesAtlasSuperpower version of this.this, even [[EvilOverlord Darksied's]] super deadly fast inescapable [[HomingLasers Omega beams]] Batman successfully dodged. Causing Darkseid to question if Batman was human or not, this feat has come many fans to question if Batman [[http://pre05.deviantart.net/ce74/th/pre/f/2013/352/f/f/because_batman__duuh__by_nebezial-d6ydrqi.jpg was too skilled]].



* ComicBook/{{IronMan}} while usually Tony Stark just lets bullet bounce off his armored body, when things get serious or (magic is involved) Tony buffs up the senses in his suits to react quick to superhuman blows.



* ComicBook/SpiderMan's Super Reflexes are linked to his SpiderSense. So basically if he sense something he instinctively and immediately takes action to avoid danger and is the reason why he can make quips and jokes while dodging bullets, since his SpiderSense is doing everything for him. Unfortunately, this is very much DependingOnTheWriter, as most have just written it off as some alarm system that can detect danger. One of the limitations of his reflexes/SpiderSense combo is that if Peter isn't actively paying attention he can "miss" the cues he needs to use his reflexes in time, or if he's focusing on something else his reflexes won't kick in fast enough. Unfortunately, since he tends to not fight very seriously, this tends happens to him a lot.\\\

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* ComicBook/SpiderMan's Super Reflexes are linked to his SpiderSense. So basically if he sense something he instinctively and immediately takes action to avoid danger and is the reason why he can make quips and jokes while dodging bullets, since his SpiderSense is doing everything for him.him, even helping him fight off the entire Franchise/X-Men team . Unfortunately, this is very much DependingOnTheWriter, as most have just written it off as some alarm system that can detect danger. One of the limitations of his reflexes/SpiderSense combo is that if Peter isn't actively paying attention he can "miss" the cues he needs to use his reflexes in time, or if he's focusing on something else his reflexes won't kick in fast enough. Unfortunately, since he tends to not fight very seriously, this tends happens to him a lot.\\\



* [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]] has blocked plenty of bullets and energy attacks over the years, even those fired at point blank range. In ''Journey into Mystery #100'', Thor deflected two bullets fired simultaneously with one swing of Mjollnir.

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* [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]] has blocked plenty of bullets and energy attacks over the years, years (not that he needs to half the time), even those fired at point blank range. In ''Journey into Mystery #100'', Thor deflected two bullets fired simultaneously with one swing of Mjollnir.Mjollnir.
* ComicBook/BlackPanther is best known for his reflexes. Dodging bullets, lasers, and even Captain America's shield. Even Daredeivl and Spidey say Black Panther's speed is off the charts.



* {{Superman}} can do this, he just tends to prefer to take the attack because it's the safest place for the attack to connect most of the time. But it's sometimes shown that even when he lets the bullets bounce off his chest to intimidate the crooks, he's quickly catching the ricochets to prevent casualties and collateral damage.
* Wesley Gibson from ''ComicBook/{{Wanted}}'' once swatted a bullet out of the air with a knife. He himself couldn't believe that actually worked.

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* {{Superman}} can do this, he just tends to prefer to take the attack because it's the safest place for the attack to connect most of the time. But it's sometimes shown that even when he lets the bullets bounce off his chest to intimidate the crooks, he's quickly catching the ricochets to prevent casualties and collateral damage.
damage, the classic "faster than speeding bullet" always applies to Superman... Except when [[KryptoniteFactor Kyrtonite]] is [[https://lowbrowcomics.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/img_0215.jpg involved]].
* Wesley Gibson from ''ComicBook/{{Wanted}}'' ''ComicBo]]ok/{{Wanted}}'' once swatted a bullet out of the air with a knife. He himself couldn't believe that actually worked.
19th Oct '16 9:09:09 PM Willbyr
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* In ''Manga/TheHatingGame'', Asumi's archery training has given her amazingly fast reflexes. At one point, as an errant baseball is heading toward her and Ryouji, she jumps up and kicks the ball away from them. Later in the same chapter, she pushes Ryouji's arm hard enough for him to punch out a bully...while said bully was in the middle of throwing a punch at Ryouji.
5th Sep '16 3:51:00 AM StFan
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Super Reflexes is often a RequiredSecondaryPower for SuperSpeed, but the two are ''not'' equivalent; just because a character can dodge a flurry of fists doesn't mean he can run halfway across a field in the blink of an eye. Expect this power to be revoked the moment it becomes inconvenient for the plot; witness TheFlash being able to clean an entire house in a tenth of a second one page and [[TooFastToStop slam into a villain's outstretched arm]] on the next.

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Super Reflexes is often a RequiredSecondaryPower for SuperSpeed, but the two are ''not'' equivalent; just because a character can dodge a flurry of fists doesn't mean he can run halfway across a field in the blink of an eye. Expect this power to be revoked the moment it becomes inconvenient for the plot; witness TheFlash Franchise/TheFlash being able to clean an entire house in a tenth of a second one page and [[TooFastToStop slam into a villain's outstretched arm]] on the next.






** Same thing with Cassandra Cain as [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2000}} Batgirl]], minus the "almost." In one issue, while being fired upon, she jumps between the bullets because ''it's more fun that way.''
* Comicbook/CaptainAmerica doesn't dodge bullets, he blocks them with his mighty shield. Yet somehow, even when surrounded on all sides by gun-wielding {{Mooks}}, the shield always seems to be in the right place. This even applies when he is mindcontrolled chemically, an early story set in WorldWarII had him under the influence of such a chemical by the Red Skull, but when he is taken before UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler and the Fuehrer takes a swing at him, Cap reflexively blocks it with his shield, a body function that the Red Skull can't suppress.
* [[ComicBook/{{Deathstroke}} Deathstroke the Terminator]]
* Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}. Possibly due to his exposure to the radioactive waste that caused his blindness, Matt's reflexes is enhanced to the degree where he is quick enough to catch catches a sai thrown by Bullseye, easily dodge gunfire, dodges point-blank gunfire when his back was turned, easily and repeatedly deflect point blank gun shots.

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** * Same thing with Cassandra Cain as [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2000}} Batgirl]], ComicBook/{{Batgirl|2000}}, minus the "almost." In one issue, while being fired upon, she jumps between the bullets because ''it's more fun that way.''
* Comicbook/CaptainAmerica ComicBook/CaptainAmerica doesn't dodge bullets, he blocks them with his mighty shield. Yet somehow, even when surrounded on all sides by gun-wielding {{Mooks}}, the shield always seems to be in the right place. This even applies when he is mindcontrolled mind-controlled chemically, an early story set in WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII had him under the influence of such a chemical by the Red Skull, but when he is taken before UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler and the Fuehrer takes a swing at him, Cap reflexively blocks it with his shield, a body function that the Red Skull can't suppress.
* %%* [[ComicBook/{{Deathstroke}} Deathstroke the Terminator]]
* Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}. Possibly due to his exposure to the radioactive waste that caused his blindness, Matt's reflexes is enhanced to the degree where he is quick enough to catch catches a sai thrown by Bullseye, easily dodge gunfire, dodges point-blank gunfire when his back was turned, easily and repeatedly deflect point blank gun shots.



* ComicBook/SpiderMan's Super Reflexes are linked to his SpiderSense. So basically if he sense something he instinctively and immediately takes action to avoid danger and is the reason why he can make quips and jokes while dodging bullets, since his SpiderSense is doing everything for him. Unfortunately, this is very much DependingOnTheWriter, as most have just written it off as some alarm system that can detect danger.
** One of the limitations of his reflexes/SpiderSense combo is that if Peter isn't actively paying attention he can "miss" the cues he needs to use his reflexes in time, or if he's focusing on something else his reflexes won't kick in fast enough. Unfortunately, since he tends to not fight very seriously, this tends happens to him a lot.
** Problem isn't that he miss cues. His reflexes kick in whether he wants it or not. Once when he was intoxicated by drugs by Mysterio, his reflexes save his life when he falls off a cliff while nearly unconscious. Rather one major problem with this is that by itself it only avoids the danger''just'' enough not to get killed, and while he will instinctively avoid the most lethal injury, the SpiderSense/Reflex combo is less effective against relatively non-lethal threats. Which is why he keeps getting blindsided by relatively smaller threats(one infamous case being caught off guard by ''his own aunt'' of all people) such as a shot to the leg. Yet he is able to sense the Phoenix Force from across the city.
** ComicBook/SpiderMan2099, Miguel O'Hara, has enhanced perceptions that happen to tune in more quickly to what's pertinent, although "what's pertinent" could be anything from an immediate danger or a more general plot point. Unlike SpiderSense, it's limited by what his attention is focused on, and he could still be caught flat-footed.
* [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]] has blocked plenty of bullets and energy attacks over the years, even those fired at point blank range. In ''Journey Into Mystery #100'', Thor deflected two bullets fired simultaneously with one swing of Mjollnir.

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* ComicBook/SpiderMan's Super Reflexes are linked to his SpiderSense. So basically if he sense something he instinctively and immediately takes action to avoid danger and is the reason why he can make quips and jokes while dodging bullets, since his SpiderSense is doing everything for him. Unfortunately, this is very much DependingOnTheWriter, as most have just written it off as some alarm system that can detect danger. \n** One of the limitations of his reflexes/SpiderSense combo is that if Peter isn't actively paying attention he can "miss" the cues he needs to use his reflexes in time, or if he's focusing on something else his reflexes won't kick in fast enough. Unfortunately, since he tends to not fight very seriously, this tends happens to him a lot.
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lot.\\\
Problem isn't just that he miss cues. His reflexes kick in whether he wants it or not. Once when he was intoxicated by drugs by Mysterio, his reflexes save his life when he falls off a cliff while nearly unconscious. Rather one major problem with this is that by itself it only avoids the danger''just'' danger ''just'' enough not to get killed, and while he will instinctively avoid the most lethal injury, the SpiderSense/Reflex combo is less effective against relatively non-lethal threats. Which is why he keeps getting blindsided by relatively smaller threats(one threats (one infamous case being caught off guard by ''his own aunt'' of all people) such as a shot to the leg. Yet he is able to sense the Phoenix Force from across the city.
** ComicBook/SpiderMan2099,
city.
* ''ComicBook/SpiderMan2099'':
Miguel O'Hara, has enhanced perceptions that happen to tune in more quickly to what's pertinent, although "what's pertinent" could be anything from an immediate danger or a more general plot point. Unlike SpiderSense, it's limited by what his attention is focused on, and he could still be caught flat-footed.
* [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]] has blocked plenty of bullets and energy attacks over the years, even those fired at point blank range. In ''Journey Into into Mystery #100'', Thor deflected two bullets fired simultaneously with one swing of Mjollnir.



* Wesley Gibson from ''Comicbook/{{Wanted}}'' once swatted a bullet out of the air with a knife. He himself couldn't believe that actually worked.
* Both Comicbook/{{Wolverine}} and Comicbook/{{X 23}} display enhanced reflexes as part of their HealingFactor. In the case of the latter, Laura has been depicted ParryingBullets fired at her head at ''point-blank range''.

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* Wesley Gibson from ''Comicbook/{{Wanted}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Wanted}}'' once swatted a bullet out of the air with a knife. He himself couldn't believe that actually worked.
* Both Comicbook/{{Wolverine}} and Comicbook/{{X 23}} Comicbook/X23 display enhanced reflexes as part of their HealingFactor. In the case of the latter, Laura has been depicted ParryingBullets fired at her head at ''point-blank range''.



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* In ''Film/JohnnyMnemonic'', Jane's cybernetic implants, allegedly, grant her this ability, [[InformedAbility but nothing she ever does makes any use of the skill]]. On one occasion, Johnny even had to push her out of the way of a falling car that she didn't even notice.
* ''Film/TerminatorSalvation'' shows that this is why the moto-terminators are so deadly; their cybernetic brains allow them to predict the movement of obstacles at high speeds [[note]](both the computing and the obstacles, that is)[[/note]], effectively giving themselves SuperReflexes. At one point, one terminator slides under a bouncing tanker truck, rights itself and ''keeps firing at the retreating heroes.''
* A common ability for the robots in ''Film/IRobot''
--> '''[[spoiler: Sonny:]]''' By the time you have fired, I will have moved [[spoiler: Dr Calvin]]'s head into the path of your bullet.

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* In ''Film/JohnnyMnemonic'', Jane's cybernetic implants, allegedly, grant her this ability, [[InformedAbility but nothing she ever does makes any use of the skill]]. On one occasion, Johnny even had to push her out of the way of a falling car that she didn't even notice.
* ''Film/TerminatorSalvation'' shows that this is why the moto-terminators are so deadly; their cybernetic brains allow them to predict the movement of obstacles at high speeds [[note]](both the computing and the obstacles, that is)[[/note]], effectively giving themselves SuperReflexes. At one point, one terminator slides under a bouncing tanker truck, rights itself and ''keeps firing at the retreating heroes.''
* A common ability for the robots in ''Film/IRobot''
--> '''[[spoiler: Sonny:]]''' By the time you have fired, I will have moved [[spoiler: Dr Calvin]]'s head into the path of your bullet.
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* In ''Film/JohnnyMnemonic'', Jane's cybernetic implants, allegedly, grant her this ability, [[InformedAbility but nothing she ever does makes any use of the skill]]. On one occasion, Johnny even had to push her out of the way of a falling car that she didn't even notice.
* ''Film/TerminatorSalvation'' shows that this is why the moto-terminators are so deadly; their cybernetic brains allow them to predict the movement of obstacles at high speeds [[note]](both the computing and the obstacles, that is)[[/note]], effectively giving themselves SuperReflexes. At one point, one terminator slides under a bouncing tanker truck, rights itself and ''keeps firing at the retreating heroes.''
* A common ability for the robots in ''Film/IRobot''
-->'''[[spoiler: Sonny:]]''' By the time you have fired, I will have moved [[spoiler:Dr Calvin]]'s head into the path of your bullet.



* The [[Film/StarWars Jedi]] appear to have super reflexes, what with deflecting blaster shots with their lightsabers all the time. However, to hear Qui-Gon explain it, their reflexes aren't really any faster than normal. What is different is that Jedi can use the Force to sense a few seconds into the future, meaning they're beginning to react before the danger is even present, which allows them to react so quickly.
** The answer to this is usually MoreDakka. Many Jedi are killed on Geonosis when dozens of droids start firing on them. Ditto for Order 66.

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* The [[Film/StarWars Jedi]] ''Franchise/StarWars'':
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appear to have super reflexes, what with deflecting blaster shots with their lightsabers all the time. However, to hear Qui-Gon explain it, their reflexes aren't really any faster than normal. What is different is that Jedi can use the Force to sense a few seconds into the future, meaning they're beginning to react before the danger is even present, which allows them to react so quickly.
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quickly. The answer to this is usually MoreDakka. Many Jedi are killed on Geonosis when dozens of droids start firing on them. Ditto for Order 66.



* In general any major character with combat abilities in a martial arts movie.



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* In ''Literature/LoneWolf'', the Magnakai discipline of Huntmastery, and furthermore the upgrade Grand Huntmastery, give a Kai lord increased celerity and agility, sometimes allowing to dodge fired arrows or even to [[ArrowCatch slash them in mid-flight]].
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* Gentleman Johnny Marcone in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' has this a CharlesAtlasSuperpower. The list of things he can't dodge/out react probably includes bullets and next to nothing else.
** In fairness, it has never been truly confirmed beyond all doubt that he's entirely human.

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* Gentleman Johnny Marcone in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' has this a CharlesAtlasSuperpower. The list of things he can't dodge/out react probably includes bullets and next to nothing else.
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else. In fairness, it has never been truly confirmed beyond all doubt that he's entirely human.



* In TimothyZahn's ''Literature/TheCobraTrilogy'', the Cobras are an elite unit of SuperSoldiers with unbreakable bones, servo-powered joints, concealed lasers, and computer-enhanced reflexes, among other changes. Unfortunately, the computerized reflexes include responding "lethally to anything that even ''looks'' like an attack." And when the Cobras tried to go back to civilian life, ''none'' of those enhancements could be removed. Including the lasers.
** Also, Zahn's ''Literature/{{Blackcollar}}'' novels features the titular special forces troops who have gained this ability through the use of a drug called "Backlash". Unfortunately, with the defeat of the Terran Democratic Empire by the Ryqril, the secret of the drug was destroyed to prevent it from falling into Ryqril hands, so there is no way to make more full-fledged Blackcollars. The protagonist does his best to train himself to have ''near''-superhuman reflexes, though.

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* In TimothyZahn's Creator/TimothyZahn's ''Literature/TheCobraTrilogy'', the Cobras are an elite unit of SuperSoldiers with unbreakable bones, servo-powered joints, concealed lasers, and computer-enhanced reflexes, among other changes. Unfortunately, the computerized reflexes include responding "lethally to anything that even ''looks'' like an attack." And when the Cobras tried to go back to civilian life, ''none'' of those enhancements could be removed. Including the lasers.
** * Also, Zahn's ''Literature/{{Blackcollar}}'' novels features the titular special forces troops who have gained this ability through the use of a drug called "Backlash". Unfortunately, with the defeat of the Terran Democratic Empire by the Ryqril, the secret of the drug was destroyed to prevent it from falling into Ryqril hands, so there is no way to make more full-fledged Blackcollars. The protagonist does his best to train himself to have ''near''-superhuman reflexes, though.



* In ''TheVampireFiles'', when Jack fights normal human thugs, he moves so much faster that he can easily disarm or evade them.
* The first BigBad in SergeyLukyanenko's ''Literature/ALordFromPlanetEarth'' trilogy has this as a result of genetic engineering. He is an unbeatable swordsman (unless [[spoiler:you know exactly what he's going to do]]) and catches the protagonist's DeadlyDisc (with [[SharpenedToASingleAtom monoatomic edges]]) out of thin air.

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* In ''TheVampireFiles'', ''Literature/TheVampireFiles'', when Jack fights normal human thugs, he moves so much faster that he can easily disarm or evade them.
* The first BigBad in SergeyLukyanenko's Creator/SergeyLukyanenko's ''Literature/ALordFromPlanetEarth'' trilogy has this as a result of genetic engineering. He is an unbeatable swordsman (unless [[spoiler:you know exactly what he's going to do]]) and catches the protagonist's DeadlyDisc (with [[SharpenedToASingleAtom monoatomic edges]]) out of thin air.



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* In superhero [=RPGs=] a character has this if they have a high enough Dexterity/Agility ability score.
** Martial artists in ''{{Champions}}''.
* Found in ''[[MutantsAndMasterminds Mutants & Masterminds]]'' as a combination of Quickness and Improved Initiative.
* In ''{{GURPS}}'', the Advantage called Enhanced Time Sense is an "always on" version of Super Reflexes.

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* In superhero [=RPGs=] a character has this if they have a high enough Dexterity/Agility ability score.
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score, like Martial artists Artists in ''{{Champions}}''.
* Found in ''[[MutantsAndMasterminds Mutants & Masterminds]]'' ''TabletopGame/MutantsAndMasterminds'' as a combination of Quickness and Improved Initiative.
* In ''{{GURPS}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'', the Advantage called Enhanced Time Sense is an "always on" version of Super Reflexes.



* In ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' 3rd edition, the monk has a class ability that more or less makes sure that they are never really surprised by an attack.
** The TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}} RPG (based on D&D 3.5) goes one further with the Divination specialist Wizard. Even if they didn't notice an ambush, they can act in the Surprise Round along with the attackers. And with the bonuses they get to Initiative, there's a better-than-normal chance that they'll even be able to act ''before'' the ninjas hiding in the bushes. This plays out as a quick-duration Cassandra sometimes, because the game mechanics prevent your fellow party members from gaining any benefit. Shouting a warning won't do anything.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':
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In ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' 3rd edition, the monk has a class ability that more or less makes sure that they are never really surprised by an attack.
** Edition 3.5 gives a few classes (rogues, barbarians) and {{prestige class}}es the Uncanny Dodge ability, which allows them to react to danger before they should be able to sense it. Combined with the Combat Reflexes feat, it means they almost never can be caught flat-footed.
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The TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}} ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' RPG (based on D&D 3.5) goes one further with the Divination specialist Wizard. Even if they didn't notice an ambush, they can act in the Surprise Round along with the attackers. And with the bonuses they get to Initiative, there's a better-than-normal chance that they'll even be able to act ''before'' the ninjas hiding in the bushes. This plays out as a quick-duration Cassandra sometimes, because the game mechanics prevent your fellow party members from gaining any benefit. Shouting a warning won't do anything.



* Berserkers and Hunters in ''TheZombieHunters'' are faster and more agile than humans, despite being, y'known, [[ZombieGait zombies]].

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* Berserkers and Hunters in ''TheZombieHunters'' ''Webcomic/TheZombieHunters'' are faster and more agile than humans, despite being, y'known, [[ZombieGait zombies]].



* In ''InterviewingLeather'', the title supervillainess is noted as having SuperReflexes.

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* In ''InterviewingLeather'', ''Literature/InterviewingLeather'', the title supervillainess is noted as having SuperReflexes.



* In the WhateleyUniverse, Exemplars like Stormwolf get the superstrength and toughness, but they also get enhanced reflexes. And then there's Chaka, who uses her ki for this: she can use her ki to sense ''your'' ki and dodge any punch you throw at her.

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* In the WhateleyUniverse, ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'', Exemplars like Stormwolf get the superstrength and toughness, but they also get enhanced reflexes. And then there's Chaka, who uses her ki for this: she can use her ki to sense ''your'' ki and dodge any punch you throw at her.



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* From ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'', both Cat Noir and Ladybug get superhuman reflexes and agility from their superhero transformations. During any fight, they keep moving all the time and are extremely hard to hit.
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* More recent evidence have suggested that the sensation of time slowing down in times of duress occurs because the natural built in limitations designed to prevent us from killing ourselves are overridden in the interest of long term safety. This is similar to how people under duress can [[UninhibitedMusclePower exhibit extra strength that they always have but can't access since using it all the time would tear the body apart]] - such as a mother lifting a car enough to get her child free from under it. That said, the reason trained anybodies can take advantage of it isn't because of any conscious thought - it's actually the training itself that's taking over and their conscious mind is basically along for the ride.

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* More recent evidence have suggested that the sensation of time slowing down in times of duress occurs because the natural built in limitations designed to prevent us from killing ourselves are overridden in the interest of long term safety. This is similar to how people under duress can [[UninhibitedMusclePower exhibit extra strength that they always have but can't access since using it all the time would tear the body apart]] - -- such as a mother lifting a car enough to get her child free from under it. That said, the reason trained anybodies can take advantage of it isn't because of any conscious thought - -- it's actually the training itself that's taking over and their conscious mind is basically along for the ride.



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