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11th Jun '16 6:50:49 AM hoodiecrow
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* Myth/NorseMythology: In one legend, Thor's servant Thjalfi races against Hugi, the servant of the giant they are visiting. Hugi stands still at the starting line until Thjalfi is close to the finishing line, and then effortlessly runs past him and wins. It is explained later that Hugi was just a manifestation of the giant's thought processes ("hug" in Old Norse, compare Odin's raven Huginn)[[pronounciation]]the "hug-" syllable is pronounced much like "huge" in English, but the "g" is hard and there is no trace of "y" between "h" and "u"[[/pronounciation]].

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* Myth/NorseMythology: In one legend, Thor's servant Thjalfi races against Hugi, the servant of the giant they are visiting. Hugi stands still at the starting line until Thjalfi is close to the finishing line, and then effortlessly runs past him and wins. It is explained later that Hugi was just a manifestation of the giant's thought processes ("hug" in Old Norse, compare Odin's raven Huginn)[[pronounciation]]the Huginn)[[labelnote:pronounciation]]the "hug-" syllable is pronounced much like "huge" in English, but the "g" is hard and there is no trace of "y" between "h" and "u"[[/pronounciation]]."u"[[/labelnote]].
11th Jun '16 6:48:09 AM hoodiecrow
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* Myth/NorseMythology: In one legend, Thor's servant Thjalfi races against Hugi, the servant of the giant they are visiting. Hugi stands still at the starting line until Thjalfi is close to the finishing line, and then effortlessly runs past him and wins. It is explained later that Hugi was just a manifestation of the giant's thought processes ("hug" in Old Norse, compare Odin's raven Huginn)[[pronounciation]]the "hug-" syllable is pronounced much like "huge" in English, but the "g" is hard and there is no trace of "y" between "h" and "u"[[/note]].

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* Myth/NorseMythology: In one legend, Thor's servant Thjalfi races against Hugi, the servant of the giant they are visiting. Hugi stands still at the starting line until Thjalfi is close to the finishing line, and then effortlessly runs past him and wins. It is explained later that Hugi was just a manifestation of the giant's thought processes ("hug" in Old Norse, compare Odin's raven Huginn)[[pronounciation]]the "hug-" syllable is pronounced much like "huge" in English, but the "g" is hard and there is no trace of "y" between "h" and "u"[[/note]]."u"[[/pronounciation]].
11th Jun '16 6:47:08 AM hoodiecrow
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* Myth/NorseMythology: In one legend, Thor's servant Thjalfi nearly outruns "Thought". ("Thought" being a raven in this context. But a really fast one.)

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* Myth/NorseMythology: In one legend, Thor's servant Thjalfi nearly outruns "Thought". ("Thought" being races against Hugi, the servant of the giant they are visiting. Hugi stands still at the starting line until Thjalfi is close to the finishing line, and then effortlessly runs past him and wins. It is explained later that Hugi was just a manifestation of the giant's thought processes ("hug" in Old Norse, compare Odin's raven Huginn)[[pronounciation]]the "hug-" syllable is pronounced much like "huge" in this context. But a really fast one.)English, but the "g" is hard and there is no trace of "y" between "h" and "u"[[/note]].



** Hermes. Those winged sandals ain't just for show. He's such an influential UrExample that [[TropeCodifier The Flash's]] wing decals are direct homages to Hermes' sandals.
** Though not so well known today, Iris, the Nymph of the Rainbow, is swifter even than Hermes; he is the god of messengers, but she is the messengers of the gods. Daughter of sea and sky, kin to earth and the underworld, she can go anywhere and be welcomed.

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** Hermes. Those winged sandals ain't just for show. He's such an influential UrExample that [[TropeCodifier The Flash's]] wing decals are direct homages to Hermes' sandals.
sandals. To the ancient Greeks, wings were the ultimate symbol of superhuman speed in living creatures.
** Though not so well known today, Iris, the Nymph of the Rainbow, is swifter even than Hermes; he is the god of messengers, but she is the messengers messenger of the gods. Daughter of sea and sky, kin to earth and the underworld, she can go anywhere and be welcomed.
31st May '16 2:42:15 AM SSJMagus
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*** In ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', he does it again, allowing him to save dozens of people from an explosion that's already happened by tossing them out of the blast radius (and setting up cushions for their falls) in a matter of ''nanoseconds''. [[spoiler:Then he uses it to beat the crap out of ''[[BigBad Apocalypse himself]]'', until the latter uses some of [[SuperpowerLottery his many powers]] to alter his own perception of time to keep up and lays a quicksand trap under Quicksilver's foot.]]]
28th May '16 8:48:26 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''{{Heroman}}'', [[spoiler:Joey has this, to compliment Heroman's huge strength but lack of speed.]]

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* In ''{{Heroman}}'', ''Manga/{{Heroman}}'', [[spoiler:Joey has this, to compliment Heroman's huge strength but lack of speed.]]
25th May '16 10:11:23 AM Willbyr
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* One application of the Rise power from {{Psyren}} is this. Two characters in particular are so fast that another character, after teleporting to a point maybe thirty feet above the battlefield and falling at normal speed, feels trapped in mid-air while the other two fight it out below. [[spoiler:They finish the fight before he hits the ground.]]

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* One application of the Rise power from {{Psyren}} ''Manga/{{Psyren}}'' is this. Two characters in particular are so fast that another character, after teleporting to a point maybe thirty feet above the battlefield and falling at normal speed, feels trapped in mid-air while the other two fight it out below. [[spoiler:They finish the fight before he hits the ground.]]
20th May '16 2:11:55 AM TroperDoper
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** The ''Angel'' episode "Calvary" features a demon that can move so fast that it makes Connor look like a noob in battle.
18th May '16 8:57:31 AM Ninja857142
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** When the friends were sucked into a comic book and became the Power Ponies, Pinkie gained this as her power.
18th May '16 2:22:32 AM TroperDoper
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* In ''[[ComicBook/BuffytheVampireSlayer Buffy]]'' Season 8, Buffy's power boost gives her the power to run faster than a bullet.
17th May '16 1:07:59 AM TroperDoper
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** Buffy possesses super speed to an extent too. In the final episode she manages to catch up to a speeding school bus despite having been stabbed in the stomach a few minutes ago.



** Angel himself could move like that. They never show the movement on-camera, but occasionally a camera jump shows he's moved 60 feet in about a quarter of a second. Notable in "That Vision Thing" right after he kills Kal Penn's character.

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** Angel himself could move like that. They never show the movement on-camera, but occasionally a camera jump shows he's moved 60 feet in about a quarter of a second. Notable in "That Vision Thing" right after he kills Kal Penn's character.character and in the ''Buffy'' episode "Passion" before he kills Jenny Calendar.


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**Other vampires are seen moving super speedy too. In his first episode, Spike kills two men and hides the bodies before introducing himself to the girl they were walking with a few seconds ago. In the ''Angel'' episode "The Girl in Question", Spike is shown flashing across a crowded room as fast as Angel can. Darla, Angel's sire, also speeds up to Cordelia when she's pregnant and hungry in "Offspring".
* Several demons and magical creatures in ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' possess super speed.
**In one episode, Paige has a charge who possess the power of super speed.
**When the Charmed Ones are turned into superheros in "Witches in Tights", super speed is one of their stock powers.
**The Golden Belt of Gaea granted Billie this power too.
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