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26th Aug '17 2:38:34 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Described in ''ShadowsOfTheEmpire'' when Luke fights a superfast droid assassin, opens himself to the Force, and time seems to slow way down.

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* Described in ''ShadowsOfTheEmpire'' ''Literature/ShadowsOfTheEmpire'' when Luke fights a superfast droid assassin, opens himself to the Force, and time seems to slow way down.
14th Jul '17 2:48:49 AM Dravencour
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* In ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', the story tends to focus on Guts' incredible strength and [[LightningBruiser impressive speed for someone his size]], but a few fights have made it clear that he has nearly superhuman reflexes. In one of his fights with Silat, Silat throws a pair of chakrams, a weapon Guts has never seen before, which converge on his head from opposite sides. Guts effortlessly catches them, and Silat demands to know how Guts could possibly have predicted their flight paths. Guts replies that he didn't: his reflexes are simply so quick that he could catch them even at the speeds they were moving. He likens it to swatting a fly. "[[CasualDangerDialogue Might've been in trouble if there were three or four more of 'em, though.]]"

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* In ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', the story tends to focus on Guts' incredible strength and [[LightningBruiser impressive speed for someone his size]], but a few fights have made it clear that he has nearly superhuman reflexes. In one of his fights with Silat, Silat throws a pair of chakrams, a weapon Guts has never seen before, which converge on his head from opposite sides. Guts effortlessly catches them, and Silat demands to know how Guts could possibly have predicted their flight paths. Guts replies that he didn't: his reflexes are simply so quick that he could catch them even at the speeds they were moving. He likens it to swatting a fly. "[[CasualDangerDialogue Might've been in trouble if there were three or four more of 'em, though.]]"]]" His battle against Zondark where he blocked every one of the Apostle-spawn's inhumanly fast blows using his {{BFS}} was the clincher for Puck that he was a MasterSwordsman, and not just some brute who swung his sword wildly.
14th Jul '17 2:44:44 AM Dravencour
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* In ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', in the time it took for [[spoiler:the Female Titan]] to turn around and swipe at him, Levi already dodged the attack and [[SpinAttack spun fast enough to become a human buzzsaw]] to slice up the exposed arm.

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* In ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', in the time it took for [[spoiler:the Female Titan]] to turn around and swipe at him, Levi had already dodged the attack and [[SpinAttack spun fast enough to become a human buzzsaw]] to slice up the exposed arm.arm. It does not pay to [[TranquilFury piss off]] the WorldsStrongestMan.
14th Jul '17 2:42:07 AM Dravencour
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* The Agents of ''Film/TheMatrix'' have superhuman reflexes that allow them to dodge bullets. Neo achieves the same thing during the famous BulletTime scene on the rooftop, which Trinity describes as "moving like they do".
26th May '17 4:22:57 PM darkemyst
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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 or Superman's [[EyeBeams Heat Vision]] doesn't put the Flash out of breath. It takes either other [[SuperSpeed speeders]] to rival him or some kind anti super speed weapon from the BigBad.

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* Comicbook/TheFlash almost goes without saying, dodging bullets (or ''anything'' for that matter) is second nature to Barry.Jay, Barry, Wally and Bart. Even avoiding nuclear explosions or Superman's [[EyeBeams Heat Vision]] doesn't put the Flash out of breath. It takes either other [[SuperSpeed speeders]] to rival him or some kind anti super speed weapon from the BigBad.
23rd May '17 5:41:19 PM NotYoshihide
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** 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, Reverse 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.


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* 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, Reverse 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.
14th May '17 2:51:33 PM nombretomado
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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 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. How did she gain 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 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. How did she gain this kind of reaction time? [[IKnowMortalKombat By playing]] ''Franchise/StarCraft''.''VideoGame/StarCraft''.
26th Feb '17 8:37:04 PM TitaniumDragon
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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.
25th Feb '17 4:32:19 PM nombretomado
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* A common power for various enhanced humans in HumongousMecha shows, seeing as how something as complex as a giant humanoid fighting machine would probably be nearly impossible to control without them in RealLife. Notable examples include [[Franchise/{{Gundam}} Newtypes]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Co-ordinators]] and [[TheFiveStarStories Headdliners]].

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* A common power for various enhanced humans in HumongousMecha shows, seeing as how something as complex as a giant humanoid fighting machine would probably be nearly impossible to control without them in RealLife. Notable examples include [[Franchise/{{Gundam}} Newtypes]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Co-ordinators]] and [[TheFiveStarStories [[Manga/TheFiveStarStories Headdliners]].
21st Feb '17 11:33:14 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheWitchlands'', part of Aeduen's skillset as a [[PowerOfBlood Bloodwitch]] gives him reflexes several times better than that of regular humans.

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* In ''Literature/TheWitchlands'', part of Aeduen's skillset as a [[PowerOfBlood [[ThePowerOfBlood Bloodwitch]] gives him reflexes several times better than that of regular humans.
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