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13th Dec '17 12:53:24 AM Cryoclaste
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* Mario, Luigi, Toad and Yoshi of the ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros'' series. Mario and Luigi can easily [[VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld run up walls]] and [[VideoGame/SuperPaperMario outpace a soundwave]]. Luigi can even [[SuperMario64 run on water]]. Yoshi and Toad (especially the latter) are almost always ''even faster''. It's not clear exactly how fast they're supposed to be, though all of them can consistently run over twice as fast as Bullet Bills (which ''VideoGame/MarioKart'' says move at 145 km/h).

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* Mario, Luigi, Toad and Yoshi of the ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros'' ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' series. Mario and Luigi can easily [[VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld run up walls]] and [[VideoGame/SuperPaperMario outpace a soundwave]]. Luigi can even [[SuperMario64 [[VideoGame/SuperMario64DS run on water]]. Yoshi and Toad (especially the latter) are almost always ''even faster''. It's not clear exactly how fast they're supposed to be, though all of them can consistently run over twice as fast as Bullet Bills (which ''VideoGame/MarioKart'' says move at 145 km/h).
5th Dec '17 9:28:09 PM Psychadelico
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** Kara is consistently portrayed as faster than Superman (although nowhere as fast as Flash). In the Silver Age she could fly faster than light easily and even shatter time and dimensional barriers. Her power levels were reduced in the Post-Crisis universe, but she can still fly to the Sun and back within minutes.

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** Kara is consistently portrayed as faster than Superman (although nowhere as fast as Flash). In the Silver Age she could fly faster than light easily and even shatter time and dimensional barriers. Her power levels were reduced in the Post-Crisis universe, but she can still fly to the Sun and back within minutes.minutes[[note]]Which, depending on ''how many'' minutes, clocks her somewhere between a significant fraction of and several times the speed of light. The sun is eight light-minutes away from Earth, one-way[[/note]].
4th Dec '17 11:29:44 AM Cryoclaste
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* One of the recurring powerups in ''{{Metroid}}'' games is the Speed Booster, which allows Samus to run at supersonic speeds. While moving at super speed she can run through certain walls (as well as any enemies unfortunate enough to be on the way), but stopping, turning or bumping into something makes her lose the speed. She can however temporarily store the energy generated by running and release it to fly very fast in a straight line, or run again if there is a slope she can run on. Many puzzles depend on clever utilization of this ability.
** In ''Metroid Fusion,'' there is the Serris, a SeaMonster that can move faster than sound. Samus recieves a version of the Speed Booster by absorbing its X.

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* One of the recurring powerups in ''{{Metroid}}'' ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' games is the Speed Booster, which allows Samus to run at supersonic speeds. While moving at super speed she can run through certain walls (as well as any enemies unfortunate enough to be on the way), but stopping, turning or bumping into something makes her lose the speed. She can however temporarily store the energy generated by running and release it to fly very fast in a straight line, or run again if there is a slope she can run on. Many puzzles depend on clever utilization of this ability.
** In ''Metroid Fusion,'' ''VideoGame/MetroidFusion,'' there is the Serris, a SeaMonster that can move faster than sound. Samus recieves a version of the Speed Booster by absorbing its X.
2nd Dec '17 10:30:08 PM TheBigBopper
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May show up as a {{Handwave}} or [[JustifiedTrope Justification]] for ArtisticLicenseMartialArts -- after all, a "highly telegraphed" roundhouse is a lot less easy to counter when your opponent's foot meets your face in the time it takes for you to blink.

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May show up as a {{Handwave}} or [[JustifiedTrope Justification]] for ArtisticLicenseMartialArts -- ArtisticLicenseMartialArts: after all, a "highly telegraphed" roundhouse is a lot less easy harder to counter when your opponent's foot meets your face in the time it takes for you to blink.
27th Nov '17 6:50:20 AM Malady
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** [[WordOfGod According to Oda]] the three fastest crew members are [[DemBones Brook]], [[IronChef Sanji]] and [[RubberMan Luffy]] who would best the other crewmates in a 50 meter race.

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** [[WordOfGod According to Oda]] the three fastest crew members are [[DemBones Brook]], [[IronChef [[ChefOfIron Sanji]] and [[RubberMan Luffy]] who would best the other crewmates in a 50 meter race.
24th Nov '17 10:21:20 AM PhantomRider
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** Superman and the Flash both have this power, as do Zod and his soldiers once they reach Earth.
** In ''Film/ManOfSteel'', while dashing away from gunfire from aircraft. Faora uses the FlashStep several times.

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** Superman and the Flash both have ''Film/ManOfSteel:''Superman has this power, among his many powers, as do Zod and his soldiers once they reach Earth.
** In ''Film/ManOfSteel'', while dashing away from gunfire from aircraft.
Earth. Faora especially uses the FlashStep several times.times. This version of Superman is noted by fans as using his speed in battle better than any other screen version, accelerating to put extra power into every punch or slam.
**After a cameo each in ''Film/SuicideSquad'' and ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', Flash really shows us what he can do in ''Film/JusticeLeague.'' We get a few BulletTime sequences where TimeStandsStill, going much faster than he ever needed to in his cameos where only he dealt with lone unpowered human thugs. However, when [[spoiler: a NotHimself Superman suffering from ResurrectionSickness attacks the team, he seems frozen to the Flash for a while... until he speeds up. Cue an OhCrap as the Flash sees Supes turn his head to look at him. During that fight, Flash still moves faster than Superman, but not ''so'' much faster that a blow from the Man of Steel doesn't still send him flying. When Superman is back to normal, his speed isn't focused on as much as in, say, Smallville, but at the climax he ''is'' able to get far from the battle to rescue civilians and then return to the fight easily, the distance a non-issue, just as with Flash in the same battle. So who's fastest? At the end of the film, Flash and Superman begin one of their famed races, this time simply because the Flash wanted to know who'd win. As ever, we don't get to see how it turns out.]]
17th Nov '17 10:42:04 AM lillolillo
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** [[{{Deconstruction}} Deconstructed]] in the song "The Ballad of Barry Allen", where the narrator (Barry Allen) laments about the inability to slow down his perception, at one point noting that the world is boring because when things happen in an instant, they're almost fast enough for him.
*** Which indicates a lack of knowledge about Barry beyond "Is really fast".

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** [[{{Deconstruction}} Deconstructed]] Deconstructed in the song "The Ballad of Barry Allen", where the narrator (Barry Allen) laments about the inability to slow down his perception, at one point noting that the world is boring because when things happen in an instant, they're almost fast enough for him.
*** Which indicates a lack of knowledge about Barry beyond "Is really fast".
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*** It's been revealed that Barry, at least, goes through 300 sleep cycles in a 24 hour period. Pretty sure this applies to the other Flashes.

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*** ** It's been revealed that Barry, at least, goes through 300 sleep cycles in a 24 hour period. Pretty sure this applies to the other Flashes.



** In ''Comicbook/TheSupergirlFromKrypton'', Superman flies from the Arctic to Gotham within seconds.



* [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]] is canonically faster than Superman, having been blessed with the speed of Mercury, he is one of few beings who can match The Flash in speed.

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* [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} ''[[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]] Marvel]]'' is canonically faster than Superman, having been blessed with the speed of Mercury, he is one of few beings who can match The Flash in speed.
10th Nov '17 9:19:32 PM PhantomRider
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**A couple teams of vehicle-themed Rangers (specifically, ''Series/PowerRangersTurbo'' and ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'') can often be seen running at SuperSpeed while car sounds are heard.
10th Nov '17 12:58:14 PM Malady
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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.

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* The time monks in ErrantStory ''Webcomic/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.



* Tachyon, a member of the [[Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse Global Guardians]] is just the most prominant example in that setting. He's not even the fastest... that honor goes to the supervillainess Quick, who has no idea yet just how fast she can move.
* Several characters in the [[WebOriginal/AcademyOfSuperheroes ASH]] universe. Lightfoot is notable because he makes anything he's touching faster. This includes motorcycles, cars, spacecraft and his own body.

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* Tachyon, a member of the [[Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse Global Guardians]] Roleplay/{{Global Guardians|PBEMUniverse}} is just the most prominant example in that setting. He's not even the fastest... that honor goes to the supervillainess Quick, who has no idea yet just how fast she can move.
* Several characters in the [[WebOriginal/AcademyOfSuperheroes ASH]] ''[[WebOriginal/AcademyOfSuperheroes ASH]]'' universe. Lightfoot is notable because he makes anything he's touching faster. This includes motorcycles, cars, spacecraft and his own body.
10th Nov '17 12:21:48 PM ChronoLegion
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*** And now Earth-19's Accelerated Man joins the growing list of speedsters in the Arrowverse with his purple lightning, bringing the total count to 9: Flash (Barry), Reverse-Flash, Zoom, Velocity, Flash (Jay), Jesse Quick, Kid Flash, Savitar, Accelerated Man.

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*** And now Earth-19's Accelerated Man joins the growing list of speedsters in the Arrowverse with his purple lightning, bringing the total count to 9: Flash (Barry), Reverse-Flash, Zoom, Velocity, Flash (Jay), Jesse Quick, Kid Flash, Savitar, Savitar ([[spoiler:Barry's time remnant from the future in a fancy suit]]), Accelerated Man.Man. H.R. also mentions his world's Flash. It's never made clear if the Flash of Earht-19 is the same person as the Accelerated Man or a different speedster.
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