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7th Feb '16 3:07:58 PM ChronoLegion
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* The huntsman and huntresses of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' are in general much faster than normal humans, but no one else compares to Ruby, whose special ability is her speed. She can move in any direction, including straight up, she accelerates and decelerates instantly, and while moving at top speed she is completely invisible to the human eye, making it appear as though she is warping from spot to spot. Even carrying another person she is still able to move fast enough to simply appear as a blur. The only real limitation is that she is only able to move that quickly in short bursts.
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* The huntsman and huntresses of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' are in general much faster than normal humans, but no one else compares to Ruby, whose special ability is her speed. She can move in any direction, including straight up, she accelerates and decelerates instantly, and while moving at top speed she is completely invisible to the human eye, making it appear as though she is warping from spot to spot. Even carrying another person she is still able to move fast enough to simply appear as a blur. The only real limitation is that she is only able to move that quickly in short bursts. It's also shown during the FoodFight sequence that her speed creates a slipstream effect that can pull objects and people behind her.
26th Jan '16 10:09:41 AM VVK
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** Vampires in general seem to be able to move so fast that they're already there before mortals can make a move -- but special mention goes to Urja, who has trained up her natural abilities to the point that ''other'' vampires seem to stand still as she moves. She can even use the EffortlessDodge against [[OneWomanArmy Kusari]].
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** Vampires in general seem to be able to move so fast that they're already there before mortals can make a move -- but special mention goes to Urja, who has trained up her natural abilities to the point that ''other'' vampires seem to stand still as she moves. [[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/160125 She can even use use]] the EffortlessDodge against [[OneWomanArmy Kusari]].
26th Jan '16 10:04:36 AM VVK
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* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' has a couple cases of this. Hyperactive ferret Kiki enters a CaffeineBulletTime state whenever she eats candy (to the extent that she can circle the globe several times before anyone can react). Santa Claus, meanwhile, can move at tremendous speeds by harnessing the same power that lets him deliver presents all over the world in a single night. After acquiring the position of Easter Bunny, Bun-Bun can do the same thing using his egg hiding abilities. When the two fight, the rest of the world appears to be frozen in time.
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* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' has a couple cases of this. this. ** Hyperactive ferret Kiki enters a CaffeineBulletTime state whenever she eats candy (to the extent that she can circle the globe several times before anyone can react). react). ** Santa Claus, meanwhile, can move at tremendous speeds by harnessing the same power that lets him deliver presents all over the world in a single night. After acquiring the position of Easter Bunny, Bun-Bun Bun-bun can do the same thing using his egg hiding abilities. When the two fight, the rest of the world appears to be frozen in time.time. ** Vampires in general seem to be able to move so fast that they're already there before mortals can make a move -- but special mention goes to Urja, who has trained up her natural abilities to the point that ''other'' vampires seem to stand still as she moves. She can even use the EffortlessDodge against [[OneWomanArmy Kusari]].
25th Jan '16 7:39:05 PM Blazer
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* In ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure'', this is Cure March's signature power. She promptly discovers this soon after transforming... hitting a bridge support beam in the process and shaking it off like a champ.
22nd Jan '16 9:35:49 AM ChronoLegion
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*** In the second season, Barry meets Jay Garrick, the Flash from [[AlternateUniverse Earth-2]]. Unfortunately, Jay lost his connection to the Speed Force after passing through the portal, but he has invaluable experience and takes over the mentor role. His new enemy is Jay's EvilCounterpart Zoom, who is obsessed with killing every other speedster in every world to be the only one.
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*** In the second season, Barry meets Jay Garrick, the Flash from [[AlternateUniverse Earth-2]]. Unfortunately, Jay lost his connection to the Speed Force after passing through the portal, but he has invaluable experience and takes over the mentor role. His new enemy is Jay's EvilCounterpart Zoom, who is obsessed with killing every other speedster in every world to be the only one. There is also a metahuman known as "the Turtle", who is able to slow down everyone around him, which seems like he's super-fast to anyone looking at him. He even manages to sap Barry's power.
22nd Jan '16 9:33:05 AM ChronoLegion
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In Creator/SergeyLukyanenko's ''Literature/RoughDraft'' duology, several types of [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual Functionals]] are able to move with incredible speeds. This includes Customs Officers and Police Officers. At one point, the protagonist is running away from soldiers and a helicopter gunship and manages to outrun them, while dodging bullets. Those soldiers then start popping certain pills and [[OhCrap temporarily accelerate to his frame of reference]].
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* In Creator/SergeyLukyanenko's ''Literature/RoughDraft'' duology, several types of [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual Functionals]] are able to move with incredible speeds. This includes Customs Officers and Police Officers. At one point, the protagonist is running away from soldiers and a helicopter gunship and manages to outrun them, while dodging bullets. Those soldiers then start popping certain pills and [[OhCrap temporarily accelerate to his frame of reference]].
22nd Jan '16 9:32:46 AM ChronoLegion
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In Creator/SergeyLukyanenko's ''Literature/RoughDraft'' duology, several types of [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual Functionals]] are able to move with incredible speeds. This includes Customs Officers and Police Officers. At one point, the protagonist is running away from soldiers and a helicopter gunship and manages to outrun them, while dodging bullets. Those soldiers then start popping certain pills and [[OhCrap temporarily accelerate to his frame of reference]]. ** In Lukyanenko's ''Literature/{{Genome}}'', [[DesignerBabies Fighter-Speshes]] can move so fast, [[FlashStep they look like a blur]].
21st Jan '16 8:55:08 PM Aubri
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Curiously, characters with Super Speed tend to [[RequiredSecondaryPowers also have super acceleration and deceleration]]: they usually reach their regular running speed instantly and are able to stop on a dime [[NotTheFallThatKillsYou without harm]]. You only see them "speeding up" if they're trying to reach some extreme level of speed they usually aren't accustomed to. They also probably need some sort of {{Handwave}} as to why they (and anyone/anything on their person) don't [[FrictionBurn catch on fire]] from the atmospheric friction. Finally, a lot of speedsters have incredible levels of stamina as well, even if only when they're in speed mode -- the amount of ground they cover is more than any human being should cover without a good rest and perhaps a protein bar.
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Curiously, characters with Super Speed tend to [[RequiredSecondaryPowers also have super acceleration and deceleration]]: they usually reach their regular running speed instantly and are able to stop on a dime [[NotTheFallThatKillsYou without harm]]. You only see them "speeding up" if they're trying to reach some extreme level of speed they usually aren't accustomed to. They also probably need some sort of {{Handwave}} as to why they (and anyone/anything on their person) don't [[FrictionBurn catch on fire]] from the atmospheric friction. [[note]]Or compressional heating, which is what actually makes meteors burn up.[[/note]] Finally, a lot of speedsters have incredible levels of stamina as well, even if only when they're in speed mode -- the amount of ground they cover is more than any human being should cover without a good rest and perhaps a protein bar.
14th Jan '16 1:15:50 AM jormis29
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** The Flash's CaptainErsatz in the ''SquadronSupreme'' is the [[UnfortunateNames Whizzer]], who's fast enough to deflect a hail of incoming bullets while in free-fall. Unlike the Flash, however, he needs to sleep a comparable number of hours that he's awake and using his Super Speed.
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** The Flash's CaptainErsatz in the ''SquadronSupreme'' ''ComicBook/SquadronSupreme'' is the [[UnfortunateNames Whizzer]], who's fast enough to deflect a hail of incoming bullets while in free-fall. Unlike the Flash, however, he needs to sleep a comparable number of hours that he's awake and using his Super Speed.
11th Jan '16 3:44:26 PM ultimomant
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* In the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime, Ash's Pikachu, Cyndaquil, and Turtwig were trained to take advantage of their speed in battle. [[spoiler:Turtwig subverts it however when it evolves into Grotle and has to adjust to a MightyGlacier battle style.]] In the games, Speed is the most important stat. Ninjask and Jolteon would be pretty useless without that blinding speed to Baton Pass.
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* In the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime, Ash's Pikachu, Cyndaquil, and Turtwig were trained to take advantage of their speed in battle. [[spoiler:Turtwig subverts it however when it evolves into Grotle and has to adjust to a MightyGlacier battle style.]] In the games, Speed is the most important stat. Ninjask and Jolteon would be pretty useless without that blinding speed to Baton Pass. According to Gary, Digletts can pull their head underground at the speed of light.

* According to Gary in the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime, Digletts can pull their head underground at the speed of light.

* According to Gary in In ''Literature/{{Gate}}'', the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime, Digletts demigoddess Rory Mercury can pull their head underground at the speed of light.easily run faster than a car and dodge or deflect bullets.

* ''The'' comic book examples are TheFlash(es) -- a.k.a. "The Fastest Man Alive". They break every single law of physics, and have fun doing it. Their standard cruising velocity has [[PowerCreepPowerSeep ranged]] from the speed of light (Pre-Crisis) to the speed of sound (Post-Crisis).
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* ''The'' comic book examples are TheFlash(es) Franchise/TheFlash(es) -- a.k.a. "The Fastest Man Alive". They break every single law of physics, and have fun doing it. Their standard cruising velocity has [[PowerCreepPowerSeep ranged]] from the speed of light (Pre-Crisis) to the speed of sound (Post-Crisis).

* Comicbook/{{Superman}}. Most versions show him as just ''slightly'' slower than ComicBook/TheFlash, usually because running is much more strenuous for him than flying. However, when the Flash's top speed changes, Superman's top speed has changed as well, usually preceding or following by months or years. This is probably because their races are a classic battle. It took a while for ThePowersThatBe to decide to stop the EvasiveFightThreadEpisode tradition and truly decide that the Flash was indeed the fastest man alive. It went from "Neck and neck then something interrupts the race" to "Supes is just slower, but [[WorfHadTheFlu his running speed is slower than his flying speed]]" to the ComicBook/PostCrisis status of Superman being ''nowhere near'' capable of even approaching the Flash's top speed. (Immediately-Post-Crisis Superman got quite a power-down from the godlike levels of UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}}, as the writers realized that he isn't diminished by not being omnipotent and he's also [[BoringInvincibleHero a lot easier to write for if he has some limits]]. PowerCreepPowerSeep has made him ultra-powerful again; he now outstrips about 90% of the specialised speedsters in terms of speed. The Flash, of course, is still much faster.)
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* Comicbook/{{Superman}}. Most versions show him as just ''slightly'' slower than ComicBook/TheFlash, usually because running is much more strenuous for him than flying. However, when the Flash's top speed changes, Superman's top speed has changed as well, usually preceding or following by months or years. This is probably because their races are a classic battle. It took a while for ThePowersThatBe to decide to stop the EvasiveFightThreadEpisode tradition and truly decide that the Flash was indeed the fastest man alive. It went from "Neck and neck then something interrupts the race" to "Supes is just slower, but [[WorfHadTheFlu his running speed is slower than his flying speed]]" to the ComicBook/PostCrisis status of Superman being ''nowhere near'' capable of even approaching the Flash's top speed. (Immediately-Post-Crisis Superman got quite a power-down from the godlike levels of UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}}, as the writers realized that he isn't diminished by not being omnipotent and he's also [[BoringInvincibleHero a lot easier to write for if he has some limits]]. PowerCreepPowerSeep has made him ultra-powerful again; he now outstrips about 90% of the specialised specialized speedsters in terms of speed. The Flash, of course, is still much faster.)
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