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5th Dec '16 5:03:21 PM totoofze47
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** Cavendish's split personality Hakuba is insanely fast, even by One Piece standards. In the Coliseum battle he took out (almost) all the remaining fighters in the blink of an eye.

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** Cavendish's split personality Hakuba is insanely fast, even by One Piece ''One Piece'' standards. In the Coliseum battle he took out (almost) all the remaining fighters in the blink of an eye.eye; the only fighter who wasn't knocked out was Rebecca, who managed to avoid the brunt of the attack thanks to her own super speed and reflexes.
** In general, super speed is a requirement to make good use of [[CombatClairvoyance Observation Haki]]. Being able to predict attacks is good and all, but it won't do crap if you're not fast enough to actually ''dodge'' them.
2nd Dec '16 1:46:42 PM Game_Fan
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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 [[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.

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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 [[MundaneUtility [[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.



* The Shrike from the book ''Literature/{{Hyperion}}'', who can move at... [[spoiler:70-ish trillion times lightspeed. Yes, trillion.]]
** What's worse, [[spoiler:he has time manipulating powers]] meaning there was no good reason to make him so ridiculously fast in the first place.

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* The Shrike from the book ''Literature/{{Hyperion}}'', who can move at... [[spoiler:70-ish travel through space at about [[spoiler:70 trillion times lightspeed. Yes, trillion.]]
** What's worse, [[spoiler:he has
lightspeed (you read that right)]] thanks to time manipulating powers]] meaning there was no good reason manipulation powers. It doesn't seem to make him be quite so ridiculously fast in combat but still sufficient to absolutely humiliate every would be speedster it encounters.
** Nemes, an android designed to defeat
the first place.Shrike, can time shift enough to effectively stop time. While traveling through a tunnel system, with her time shift active, all of the lights go out simultaneously. When she checks her sensors she confirms that there is nothing around for kilometers that could have caused that. [[OhCrap Then the Shrike appears in front of her]].
** Gyges, an android of the same model, is able to use the time shift keep up with the Shrike in a fight for a few moments before being torn apart. The last thing he sees before dying is the Shrike using its FlashStep to vanish too quickly for him to follow even with the time shift.
** In a confrontation with the Pax is manages to massacre two armies, disable two starships, and meticulously kill every living thing abord a third ship. In thirty seconds.
** Kassad is briefly gifted speed sufficient to ''dodge lasers'' and when he watches the Shrike fight it still moves too quickly for Kassad to notice even a blur.
2nd Dec '16 2:39:59 AM Tron80
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** In ''Comicbook/SupermanVsTheAmazingSpiderMan'' Comicbook/LexLuthor declares that Superman may be fast but light is faster. Given that we are talking about Bronze Age Superman, that is a ''big'' assumption.
2nd Dec '16 12:19:28 AM Tron80
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** In ''Comicbook/DemonSpawn'' Linda's lightning speed allows her put out a fire by spinning quickly until she forms a whirlwind, and dodge Nightflame's strikes.
--->But the Maid of Might moves with lightning speed...
22nd Nov '16 10:42:31 AM ultimomant
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*** In Season 3, Barry encounters the Rival, who is Kid Flash's EvilCounterpart, at first, and then his own. He appears to be just slightly slower than Barry and can't do some of the things Barry can (e.g. running in mid-air inside a vortex to stop it), although he has been shown spamming lightning bolts. Later, [[spoiler:Jesse latent speed manifests, as a car is about to hit her on the street, and she becomes Jesse Quick. Wally is upset that he hasn't developed superspeed and he nearly gets hurt trying to replicate Jesse's "event". Barry and Joe are wary of Wally potentially becoming a metahuman]]. Eventually, Barry encounters [[spoiler:an alien-looking speedster, whose speed is unmatched and can only be seen by Barry. He calls himself Savatar, the god of speed]].

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*** In Season 3, Barry encounters the Rival, who is Kid Flash's EvilCounterpart, at first, and then his own. He appears to be just slightly slower than Barry and can't do some of the things Barry can (e.g. running in mid-air inside a vortex to stop it), although he has been shown spamming lightning bolts. Later, [[spoiler:Jesse latent speed manifests, as a car is about to hit her on the street, and she becomes Jesse Quick. Wally is upset that he hasn't developed superspeed and he nearly gets hurt trying to replicate Jesse's "event". Barry and Joe are wary of Wally potentially becoming a metahuman]]. Eventually, Barry encounters [[spoiler:an alien-looking speedster, whose speed is unmatched and can only be seen by Barry. He calls himself Savatar, Savitar, the god of speed]].
17th Nov '16 7:18:50 AM ChronoLegion
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*** In Season 3, Barry encounters the Rival, who is Kid Flash's EvilCounterpart, at first, and then his own. He appears to be just slightly slower than Barry and can't do some of the things Barry can (e.g. running in mid-air inside a vortex to stop it), although he has been shown spamming lightning bolts. Later, [[spoiler:Jesse latent speed manifests, as a car is about to hit her on the street, and she becomes Jesse Quick. Wally is upset that he hasn't developed superspeed and he nearly gets hurt trying to replicate Jesse's "event". Barry and Joe are wary of Wally potentially becoming a metahuman]].

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*** In Season 3, Barry encounters the Rival, who is Kid Flash's EvilCounterpart, at first, and then his own. He appears to be just slightly slower than Barry and can't do some of the things Barry can (e.g. running in mid-air inside a vortex to stop it), although he has been shown spamming lightning bolts. Later, [[spoiler:Jesse latent speed manifests, as a car is about to hit her on the street, and she becomes Jesse Quick. Wally is upset that he hasn't developed superspeed and he nearly gets hurt trying to replicate Jesse's "event". Barry and Joe are wary of Wally potentially becoming a metahuman]]. Eventually, Barry encounters [[spoiler:an alien-looking speedster, whose speed is unmatched and can only be seen by Barry. He calls himself Savatar, the god of speed]].
13th Nov '16 1:08:37 PM StFan
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* In ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', as with SuperStrength, anyone who practices the [[SupernaturalMartialArts right style]] of martial arts gets this ability. Ranma Saotome himself, in the first volume/second episode, manages to jab at Kunō's forehead fast enough to leave bruises in the pattern of insulting kanji without this being seen or even being felt by Kunō. Later on, he kicks Kunō about a dozen times so fast that, to an observer, he seems to just be sweeping his leg up in front of him. A subsequent story has Ranma hitting [[HandsomeLech Mikado Sanzen'in]] five hundred-plus times in the span of a few seconds. And he does all of these feats ''before'' undergoing the [[RapidFireFisticuffs Kachu Tenshin Amaguriken]] [[IAmNotShazam training]].
** The training above makes him even more ungodly fast, to the point where he has been known to punch water at villains with enough force to cause serious hurt. Whereas before he was kicking Kunō a dozen times in the blink of the eye, he later learned to punch HUNDREDS of times fast enough so that no-one (Including Ryōga, who was being punched), noticed more than one blow.

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* In ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', as with SuperStrength, anyone who practices the [[SupernaturalMartialArts right style]] of martial arts gets this ability. Ranma Saotome himself, in the first volume/second episode, manages to jab at Kunō's forehead fast enough to leave bruises in the pattern of insulting kanji without this being seen or even being felt by Kunō. Later on, he kicks Kunō about a dozen times so fast that, to an observer, he seems to just be sweeping his leg up in front of him. A subsequent story has Ranma hitting [[HandsomeLech Mikado Sanzen'in]] five hundred-plus times in the span of a few seconds. And he does all of these feats ''before'' undergoing the [[RapidFireFisticuffs Kachu Tenshin Amaguriken]] [[IAmNotShazam training]].
** The
training]]. This training above makes him even more ungodly fast, to the point where he has been known to punch water at villains with enough force to cause serious hurt. Whereas before he was kicking Kunō a dozen times in the blink of the eye, he later learned learns to punch HUNDREDS of times fast enough so that no-one (Including (including Ryōga, who was is being punched), noticed notices more than one blow.


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* Kirikou from ''WesternAnimation/KirikouAndTheSorceress'' moves incredibly fast for a BrainyBaby with very short legs.
8th Nov '16 5:40:23 AM Tron80
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* Franchise//{{Superman}}

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* Franchise//{{Superman}}Franchise/{{Superman}}
8th Nov '16 5:38:36 AM Tron80
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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 specialized speedsters in terms of speed. The Flash, of course, is still much faster.)
** It has been shown (in ''Flash Rebirth'' #3) that the Flash is still much faster. As Barry puts it "[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Those races were for charity, Clark]]." He then leaves Supes completely in the dust.
*** Most fans agree that The Flash is the fastest being in the DCU, since, his only power being super speed, he should be the one who does it best. While Superman is the swiss army knife of the DCU, Flash would be compared to a scalpel: not as versatile, but MUCH more effective in its intended use.

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* Comicbook/{{Superman}}. Franchise//{{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]].Books}}. PowerCreepPowerSeep has made him ultra-powerful again; he now outstrips about 90% of the specialized speedsters in terms of speed. The Flash, of course, is still much faster.)
** It has been shown (in ''Flash Rebirth'' #3) that the Flash is still much faster. As Barry puts it "[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Those "Those races were for charity, Clark]].Clark." He then leaves Supes completely in the dust.
*** ** Most fans agree that The Flash is the fastest being in the DCU, since, his only power being super speed, he should be the one who does it best. While Superman is the swiss army knife of the DCU, Flash would be compared to a scalpel: not as versatile, but MUCH more effective in its intended use.



** ''Series/{{Smallville}}''[='=]s Clark Kent probably uses it most frequently, not having mastered the gift of {{Flight}} yet. When he's moving and seeing things in super-speed, Impulse is ''still'' little more than a red streak.
*** Which just goes to show how obscenely fast Flash/Impulse is, being consistently the fastest character on the show, considering that ''Smallville'' Clark has proven to be '''''FASTER THAN BLOODY LIGHT'''''.
*** Though it should be noted that in the successor comics, once he gets the hang of flight, his running speed decreases, to the point where the Flash remarks on it and Clark explains it as a byproduct of being able to fly.
*** Many characters also had Super Speed in ''Smallville'', because [[BulletTime Clark time]] is just so awesome.
*** Gets a lampshade moment in ''Warrior'' when a superhero with Super Speed wonders why there is no sonic boom.
** Pre-ComicBook/{{Crisis|on Infinite Earths}}, at least, Superman's speed matched or was a notch below the Flash's; this was the era during which most of the classic Flash-Superman races took place. (One race featured the two forced to race to the edge of the ''galaxy'' and back, with Flash surviving in space via a means rigged up by the Guardians of Oa.) While not involving running, Superman also was shown pre-Crisis (and [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale in a few post-Crisis stories]], despite the canonical powering-down) as able to fly through interstellar space (without being gone from Earth for months/years). Finally, like the Flash, Superman in UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} and UsefulNotes/{{the Bronze Age|OfComicBooks}} could travel through time via use of his super-speed, which ''also'' came up in a Superman/Flash race, this one through the timestream. (The ability to time-travel under his own power was also how Superboy could be a member of the ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}}.) Even pre-Crisis, however, what sets Flash's speed apart from Superman's was Flash possessing finite control over his body's molecules, allowing him to do various stunts Superman couldn't do...vibrate through walls being the most famous one.

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** ''Series/{{Smallville}}''[='=]s Clark Kent probably uses it most frequently, not having mastered the gift of {{Flight}} yet. When he's moving and seeing things in super-speed, Impulse is ''still'' little more than a red streak.
***
streak. Which just goes to show how obscenely fast Flash/Impulse is, being consistently the fastest character on the show, considering that ''Smallville'' Clark has proven to be '''''FASTER THAN BLOODY LIGHT'''''.
***
LIGHT'''''. Though it should be noted that in the successor comics, once he gets the hang of flight, his running speed decreases, to the point where the Flash remarks on it and Clark explains it as a byproduct of being able to fly.
*** ** Many characters also had Super Speed in ''Smallville'', because [[BulletTime Clark time]] is just so awesome.
*** ** Gets a lampshade moment in ''Warrior'' when a superhero with Super Speed wonders why there is no sonic boom.
** Pre-ComicBook/{{Crisis|on Infinite Earths}}, at least, Superman's speed matched or was a notch below the Flash's; this was the era during which most of the classic Flash-Superman races took place. (One race featured the two forced to race to the edge of the ''galaxy'' and back, with Flash surviving in space via a means rigged up by the Guardians of Oa.) While not involving running, Superman also was shown pre-Crisis (and [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale in a few post-Crisis stories]], despite the canonical powering-down) as able to fly through interstellar space (without being gone from Earth for months/years). Finally, like the Flash, Superman in UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} and UsefulNotes/{{the Bronze Age|OfComicBooks}} could travel through time via use of his super-speed, which ''also'' came up in a Superman/Flash race, this one through the timestream. (The ability to time-travel under his own power was also how Superboy could be a member of the ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}}.) Even pre-Crisis, however, what sets Flash's speed apart from Superman's was Flash possessing finite control over his body's molecules, allowing him to do various stunts Superman couldn't do...vibrate through walls being do.
* Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}:
** Kara is consistently portrayed as faster than Superman (although nowhere as fast as Flash). In
the most famous one.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.
** In ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 1982}} The Daring Adventures of Supergirl series]]'' Supergirl shows how incredibly fast she is when she flies from Chicago to her foster parent's home in the Midwest within seconds. And in ''Supergirl #21'':
--->Take a stopwatch to it if you'd like from the instant Supergirl leaves the Kryptonite Man to speeding to her cousin's side turning back a miniature alien invasion and returning to her starting point within scant seconds!
4th Nov '16 3:39:55 PM DoctorTItanX
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* Much of the fight scenes in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' feature sequences of "colliding blurs" where characters fight at Super Speed. Sometimes it is taken to the level where all we can see are random shockwaves in midair as the camera jerks around to track them.
** The crowning example of this is clearly Whis. He's able to cross a galaxy in under half an hour, which makes light speed look like a joke

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* Much of the fight scenes in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' feature sequences of "colliding blurs" where the characters fight at Super Speed. Sometimes Sometimes, it is taken to the level where all we can see are random shockwaves shock waves in midair midair, as the camera jerks around to track them.
** The crowning example of this is clearly Whis. He's able to cross a galaxy in under half an hour, which makes light speed look like a jokean utter joke.
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