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26th Feb '17 8:25:04 PM TitaniumDragon
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* The time monks in ErrantStory have super speed via their time manipulation powers; they can move much faster than any human can, as well as dodge things that no one could dodge with human reflexes (including *bullets*). However, they still have their limits - the ability is magical, meaning that it can be shut off with anti-magic effects, and they still have a limited amount of attention, which means they can't do two things at once - such as block a sword blow and a bullet coming from opposite sides.
11th Feb '17 8:44:45 AM Smurfman256
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* The [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast DOOM Slayer]] in ''VideoGame/{{Doom 2016}}'' was granted this by some mystical being according to the game's lore files (in reality, it's a callback to the classic VideoGame/{{Doom}} games in which you were able to run at quite frankly ludicrous speeds - estimated by some players to top out at about 57 MPH/92 KPH). While this game's protagonist isn't nearly as fast as the first two games - due to level design choices, the developers had to go for a max speed that more closely resembles {{Quake I}} -, he's certainly much faster than his {{Doom 3}} incarnation and significantly faster than almost all of his modern contemporaries (who can't even maintain such high speeds due to focuses on "realistic" mechanics).
18th Jan '17 5:57:35 AM case
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* Tracer, the literal poster child of ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'', can zip in and around enemies in the blink of an eye using her Blink ability. She can even [[XMenDaysOfFuturePast put time in a bottle]] and rewind the clock to when she was at higher health using her recall ability. Although she's mostly ability-driven, that hasn't stopped her from becoming the most popular (and generally well-liked) offense.



* ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}''
** On his own, Kirby doesn't seem all that fast. But in his anime, he's shown to be capable running across water and outracing Kracko's lightning bolts for a very long time, showing he's capable of superhuman speed. Kirby can apparently move his own body parts fast too as Sword Kirby's description in the ''VideoGame/KirbysReturntoDreamland'' website states he can swing his sword faster than lightning.
** Things get more interesting when Copy Abilities are in play. Several of Kirby's abilities give him boosted speed. The most notable ones in this respect though are [[RollingAttack Wheel Kirby]] and [[JetPack Jet Kirbyy]]. Wheel Kirby his fast ability on land, allowing him to zoom over water and in his anime, it's shown that he can move and react fast enough to lap Dreamland in seconds. Jet Kirby is shown to be his fast ability in air, being able to go faster than Mach 5.
** This pales in comparison to Kirby's personal tool, [[SkySurfing the Warpstar]]. With it, Kirby achieves FasterThanLightTravel, and is able to zoom through his solar system in seconds as seen in ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar''. What's even crazier that Kirby Air Ride features rides such as Flight Warpstar, Dragoon, and Hydra that can fly even faster than it.
** Meta Knight, is quite a speed demon in his own right. He's often shown able to run faster than Kirby, can swing his sword faster than sound, and in flight, his speed is shown to be on par with the Warp Star.
** In certain games, [[InvincibilityPowerUp the Invincibility Candy]] grants the user increased speed.


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* ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}''
** On his own, Kirby doesn't seem all that fast. But in his anime, he's shown to be capable running across water and outracing Kracko's lightning bolts for a very long time, showing he's capable of superhuman speed. Kirby can apparently move his own body parts fast too as Sword Kirby's description in the ''VideoGame/KirbysReturntoDreamland'' website states he can swing his sword faster than lightning.
** Things get more interesting when Copy Abilities are in play. Several of Kirby's abilities give him boosted speed. The most notable ones in this respect though are [[RollingAttack Wheel Kirby]] and [[JetPack Jet Kirbyy]]. Wheel Kirby his fast ability on land, allowing him to zoom over water and in his anime, it's shown that he can move and react fast enough to lap Dreamland in seconds. Jet Kirby is shown to be his fast ability in air, being able to go faster than Mach 5.
** This pales in comparison to Kirby's personal tool, [[SkySurfing the Warpstar]]. With it, Kirby achieves FasterThanLightTravel, and is able to zoom through his solar system in seconds as seen in ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar''. What's even crazier that Kirby Air Ride features rides such as Flight Warpstar, Dragoon, and Hydra that can fly even faster than it.
** Meta Knight, is quite a speed demon in his own right. He's often shown able to run faster than Kirby, can swing his sword faster than sound, and in flight, his speed is shown to be on par with the Warp Star.
** In certain games, [[InvincibilityPowerUp the Invincibility Candy]] grants the user increased speed.
* Tracer, the literal poster child of ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'', can zip in and around enemies in the blink of an eye using her Blink ability. She can even [[XMenDaysOfFuturePast put time in a bottle]] and rewind the clock to when she was at higher health using her recall ability. Although she's mostly ability-driven, that hasn't stopped her from becoming the most popular (and generally well-liked) offense.
13th Jan '17 9:08:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* Michael Grant's Literature/{{Gone}} series has Brianna. It's never stated precisely how fast she can run, but at one point she races a bullet (and loses -- she has to dodge out of the way), and another character estimates her speed as around 300 miles per hour.
* In {{Mistborn}}, Feruchemists can replicate this effect using steel; by being more slow for a time, they can be faster later for an equal period of time. Or they can compound how "quickly" they draw on this reserve, meaning they can have double the increase for half the time, triple for a third, etc. With sufficient storage, a Feruchemist can cross a country on foot in a matter of ''hours''. However, if they haven't stored up physical endurance, or mental speed, or any other RequiredSecondaryPowers, they may still have to deal with those problems.

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* Michael Grant's Literature/{{Gone}} ''Literature/{{Gone}}'' series has Brianna. It's never stated precisely how fast she can run, but at one point she races a bullet (and loses -- she has to dodge out of the way), and another character estimates her speed as around 300 miles per hour.
* In {{Mistborn}}, ''Literature/{{Mistborn}}'', Feruchemists can replicate this effect using steel; by being more slow for a time, they can be faster later for an equal period of time. Or they can compound how "quickly" they draw on this reserve, meaning they can have double the increase for half the time, triple for a third, etc. With sufficient storage, a Feruchemist can cross a country on foot in a matter of ''hours''. However, if they haven't stored up physical endurance, or mental speed, or any other RequiredSecondaryPowers, they may still have to deal with those problems.
12th Jan '17 7:32:35 AM JamesAustin
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[[caption-width-right:350: Blink and [[ComicBook/TheFlash they'll be gone]] [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog before you notice]] it.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350: Blink and [[ComicBook/TheFlash they'll be gone]] [[Franchise/TheFlash these]] [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog two]]'ll be gone before you notice]] notice it.]]



Whether it's permanent or only for a single TV episode or comic book issue, whether it's from [[LightningCanDoAnything being struck by a lightning bolt]], defying forces like gravity and [[TheAirNotThere air resistance]], or using SuperSerum, "speed" usually only manifests through running. However, several [[KidHero teen and kid heroes]] have used it to [[MundtaneUtility quickly clean up]] after a [[WildTeenParty wild house party]] or to finish in five minutes all that homework that had to be put off to defeat the MonsterOfTheWeek.

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Whether it's permanent or only for a single TV episode or comic book issue, whether it's from [[LightningCanDoAnything being struck by a lightning bolt]], defying forces like gravity and [[TheAirNotThere air resistance]], or using SuperSerum, "speed" usually only manifests through running. However, several [[KidHero teen and kid heroes]] have used it to [[MundtaneUtility [[MundaneUtility quickly clean up]] after a [[WildTeenParty wild house party]] or to finish in five minutes all that homework that had to be put off to defeat the MonsterOfTheWeek.
12th Jan '17 1:05:01 AM matt_shade
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* Several episodes of ''[[Series/TheFlash1990 The Flash]]'' TV series involves bad guys trying to duplicate this ability. One rich guy builds himself a power suit that does this (it's unclear how he overcomes the side effects, such as friction and lack of SuperReflexes), but Flash pulls an AreTheseWiresImportant on him. Another scientist tries to replicate [=superspeed=], but all his cloned subjects end up burning themselves out (literally) from a cellular chain reaction and friction. So he acquires a sample of Barry's blood and [[CloningBlues clones him]]. The clone (named Pollux), physically an adult but mentally immature, is given a blue costume modeled after the Flash's red one to further protect him from friction. At the end, though, he ends up preventing an incoming bullet from reaching Barry (despite their fighting due to identity crisis) and burns up like the early subjects.

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* Several episodes of ''[[Series/TheFlash1990 The Flash]]'' TV series involves bad guys trying to duplicate this ability. One rich guy builds himself a power suit that does this (it's unclear how he overcomes the side effects, such as friction and lack of SuperReflexes), but Flash pulls an AreTheseWiresImportant on him. Another scientist tries to replicate [=superspeed=], [=superspeed=] using [[CloningBlues cloning]], but all his cloned subjects end up burning themselves out (literally) from a cellular chain reaction and friction. So he acquires a sample of Barry's blood and [[CloningBlues clones him]]. The to make an improved clone (named Pollux), physically an adult but mentally immature, is given a blue costume modeled after the Flash's red one to further protect him from friction. At the end, though, he Pollux ends up pushing himself too hard preventing an incoming bullet from reaching Barry (despite their current superspeed fighting due to identity crisis) and burns up like the early subjects.
12th Jan '17 12:59:46 AM matt_shade
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* Several episodes of ''[[Series/TheFlash1990 The Flash]]'' TV series involves bad guys trying to duplicate this ability. One rich guy builds himself a power suit that does this (it's unclear how he overcomes the side effects, such as friction and lack of SuperReflexes), but Flash pulls an AreTheseWiresImportant on him. Another scientist tries to replicate [=superspeed=], but all his subjects end up burning out (literally) from friction and the inability to stop. So he ends up getting a sample of Barry's blood and [[CloningBlues cloning him]]. The clone (named Pollux) ends up immature, accidentally kills his creator, and runs away. At the end, though, he ends up taking a bullet for Barry (even though [[StupidSacrifice either one could've easily caught it]]).

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* Several episodes of ''[[Series/TheFlash1990 The Flash]]'' TV series involves bad guys trying to duplicate this ability. One rich guy builds himself a power suit that does this (it's unclear how he overcomes the side effects, such as friction and lack of SuperReflexes), but Flash pulls an AreTheseWiresImportant on him. Another scientist tries to replicate [=superspeed=], but all his cloned subjects end up burning themselves out (literally) from friction a cellular chain reaction and the inability to stop. friction. So he ends up getting acquires a sample of Barry's blood and [[CloningBlues cloning clones him]]. The clone (named Pollux) ends up Pollux), physically an adult but mentally immature, accidentally kills his creator, and runs away. is given a blue costume modeled after the Flash's red one to further protect him from friction. At the end, though, he ends up taking a preventing an incoming bullet for from reaching Barry (even though [[StupidSacrifice either one could've easily caught it]]).(despite their fighting due to identity crisis) and burns up like the early subjects.
11th Jan '17 10:25:23 AM Gairyuki
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** In the final mecha battle, Hiromu grants this power to OWN Mecha by diverting all energy to the legs as a desperate and successful gambit.
9th Jan '17 1:02:36 PM Xtifr
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* Michael Grant's {{Gone}} series has Brianna. It's never stated precisely how fast she can run, but at one point she races a bullet (and loses -- she has to dodge out of the way), and another character estimates her speed as around 300 miles per hour.

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* Michael Grant's {{Gone}} Literature/{{Gone}} series has Brianna. It's never stated precisely how fast she can run, but at one point she races a bullet (and loses -- she has to dodge out of the way), and another character estimates her speed as around 300 miles per hour.
7th Jan '17 4:01:10 PM nombretomado
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* In ''SamuraiDeeperKyo'' [[LightningBruiser Bikara]] of the Twelve's insane speed combined with his considerable strength was enough to reach a ''draw'' with Kyo in his prime after fighting for a day.

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* In ''SamuraiDeeperKyo'' ''Manga/SamuraiDeeperKyo'' [[LightningBruiser Bikara]] of the Twelve's insane speed combined with his considerable strength was enough to reach a ''draw'' with Kyo in his prime after fighting for a day.
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