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16th Feb '17 2:10:06 PM rafi
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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''
** "Christmas With The Joker". Being {{Badass Normal}}s, Batman and Robin are forced to stop the train through the relatively mundane method of disconnecting the carriages from the engine, then leaping off the train with the engineer in tow.
** On another occasion, Batman is forced to stop a runaway tram, using the Batmobile. He manages to stop the tram, but also totals the car and has to continue his RaceAgainstTheClock to stop a TimeBomb on foot.
* ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'':
** Surprisingly, Supes himself never full-on stops a train in this manner [[note]]Without Batman/The Batmobile's help at least.[[/note]], but the villainous Metallo intentionally ''does'' to show his power, causing a huge pile-up. There's also another variation in "My Girl" when terrorists misfire their BFG and destroy a railroad bridge and Superman uses himself as the tracks.

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* ** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''
** *** "Christmas With The Joker". Being {{Badass Normal}}s, Batman and Robin are forced to stop the train through the relatively mundane method of disconnecting the carriages from the engine, then leaping off the train with the engineer in tow.
** *** On another occasion, Batman is forced to stop a runaway tram, using the Batmobile. He manages to stop the tram, but also totals the car and has to continue his RaceAgainstTheClock to stop a TimeBomb on foot.
* ** ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'':
** *** Surprisingly, Supes himself never full-on stops a train in this manner [[note]]Without Batman/The Batmobile's help at least.[[/note]], but the villainous Metallo intentionally ''does'' to show his power, causing a huge pile-up. There's also another variation in "My Girl" when terrorists misfire their BFG and destroy a railroad bridge and Superman uses himself as the tracks.



* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'':
** Justice Lord! Wonder Woman stops a train after an overpass is wrecked during Doomsday's first appearance.
** Sinestro destroys a bridge so a train full of gold is forced to hit the brakes. It doesn't stop in time, but Sinestro creates a replacement set of tracks to divert it to a nearby mountain cave where he can rob it blind. Hey, he has a [[GreenLanternRing Yellow Lantern Ring.]]

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* ** ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'':
** *** Justice Lord! Wonder Woman stops a train after an overpass is wrecked during Doomsday's first appearance.
** *** Sinestro destroys a bridge so a train full of gold is forced to hit the brakes. It doesn't stop in time, but Sinestro creates a replacement set of tracks to divert it to a nearby mountain cave where he can rob it blind. Hey, he has a [[GreenLanternRing Yellow Lantern Ring.]]



* In his first theatrical cartoon, {{ComicStrip/Popeye}} saves Olive Oyl, who is ChainedToARailway, by ''punching out'' the train at the last second.

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* In his first theatrical cartoon, {{ComicStrip/Popeye}} ComicStrip/{{Popeye}} saves Olive Oyl, who is ChainedToARailway, by ''punching out'' the train at the last second.
5th Feb '17 9:45:11 AM szielins
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* At 1 G of acceleration, a superhero could stop a 250 mile per hour train in 11.4 seconds over a distance of 637 meters. For a far more typical 79 MPH train, 3.6 seconds over 63.6 meters. On the other hand, at that level, the train would tend to crumple, like trying to stand a rope on end. Matching real trains' real emergency braking of .15 G would stop a 250 MPH train in 76 seconds over 4244 meters, or a 79 MPH train in 24 seconds over 424 meters.
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23rd Dec '16 9:43:38 PM GhostOfAGeek
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* Mr. Mighty in ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'' [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=78476 has to do this]] to protect a BusFullOfInnocents.

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* Mr. Mighty in ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'' [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=78476 [[http://eheroes.smackjeeves.com/comics/1891142/mighty-annoyed/ has to do this]] to protect a BusFullOfInnocents.
12th Dec '16 2:54:29 PM nighttrainfm
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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' uses this in the episode "Christmas With The Joker". Being {{Badass Normal}}s, Batman and Robin are forced to stop the train through the relatively mundane method of disconnecting the carriages from the engine, then leaping off the train with the engineer in tow.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' uses this in the episode The ''Franchise/{{DCAU}}'' has several takes on this:
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''
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"Christmas With The Joker". Being {{Badass Normal}}s, Batman and Robin are forced to stop the train through the relatively mundane method of disconnecting the carriages from the engine, then leaping off the train with the engineer in tow.



* ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'' : Sinestro destroys a bridge so a train full of gold is forced to hit the brakes. It doesn't stop in time, but Sinestro creates a replacement set of tracks to divert it to a nearby mountain cave where he can rob it blind. Hey, he has a [[GreenLanternRing Yellow Lantern Ring.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'': Surprisingly, Supes himself never full-on stops a train in this manner [[note]]Without Batman/The Batmobile's help at least.[[/note]], but the villainous Metallo intentionally ''does'' to show his power, causing a huge pile-up. There's also another variation in "My Girl" when terrorists misfire their BFG and destroy a railroad bridge and Superman uses himself as the tracks.

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* ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'' : Sinestro destroys a bridge so a train full of gold is forced to hit the brakes. It doesn't stop in time, but Sinestro creates a replacement set of tracks to divert it to a nearby mountain cave where he can rob it blind. Hey, he has a [[GreenLanternRing Yellow Lantern Ring.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'':
''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'':
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Surprisingly, Supes himself never full-on stops a train in this manner [[note]]Without Batman/The Batmobile's help at least.[[/note]], but the villainous Metallo intentionally ''does'' to show his power, causing a huge pile-up. There's also another variation in "My Girl" when terrorists misfire their BFG and destroy a railroad bridge and Superman uses himself as the tracks.


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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'':
** Justice Lord! Wonder Woman stops a train after an overpass is wrecked during Doomsday's first appearance.
** Sinestro destroys a bridge so a train full of gold is forced to hit the brakes. It doesn't stop in time, but Sinestro creates a replacement set of tracks to divert it to a nearby mountain cave where he can rob it blind. Hey, he has a [[GreenLanternRing Yellow Lantern Ring.]]
9th Dec '16 5:09:57 AM Leporidae
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* Featured prominently on the cover of the April 1979 issue of ShogunWarriors, where TrackTouble has caused Combatra to pause a fight with Rok-Korr in order to catch the first car of the train before it falls into a ravine. (Passengers are still shown tumbling out of the open doors of the train car.)

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* Featured prominently on the cover of the April 1979 issue of ShogunWarriors, where TrackTouble TrackTrouble has caused Combatra to pause a fight with Rok-Korr in order to catch the first car of the train before it falls into a ravine. (Passengers are still shown tumbling out of the open doors of the train car.)
9th Dec '16 5:08:36 AM Leporidae
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* Featured prominently on the cover of the April 1979 issue of ShogunWarriors, where TrackTouble has caused Combatra to pause a fight with Rok-Korr in order to catch the first car of the train before it falls into a ravine. (Passengers are still shown tumbling out of the open doors of the train car.)
6th Dec '16 6:41:38 AM FoxBluereaver
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* ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'': Nate Heywood AKA Steel, gets to do this at the climax of the Season 2 episode [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/LegendsOfTomorrowS2E6OutlawCountry ''Outlaw Country'']], preventing it from reaching the pass and exploding the load of [[Unobtanium dwarfstar]] it's carrying. He's visibly excited after he succeeds.

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* ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'': Nate Heywood AKA Steel, gets to do this at the climax of the Season 2 episode [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/LegendsOfTomorrowS2E6OutlawCountry ''Outlaw Country'']], preventing it from reaching the pass and exploding the load of [[Unobtanium dwarfstar]] [[{{Unobtanium}} dwarfstar ore]] it's carrying. He's visibly excited after he succeeds.
6th Dec '16 6:40:37 AM FoxBluereaver
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* ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'': Nate Heywood AKA Steel, gets to do this at the climax of the Season 2 episode [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/LegendsOfTomorrowS2E6OutlawCountry ''Outlaw Country'']], preventing it from reaching the pass and exploding the load of [[Unobtanium dwarfstar]] it's carrying. He's visibly excited after he succeeds.
--->''(raising his fists into the air)'' "I STOPPED THE TRAIN!"
1st Dec '16 3:38:51 AM Tron80
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* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'': Subverted in ''Supergirl vol. 5 #18''. Kara stops a train but it breaks in half and derails upon crashing onto her indestructible body. Kara has a breakdown but she calms down -a bit- when she discovers that it was an illusion.
* A miniseries of SpiderMan called: ''SpiderMan: Power of Terror'' introduced a new Deathlok character (Deathlok is a LegacyCharacter of [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Zombie]] {{Cyborg}}s) that at one point was chasing [[MakingASplash Hydro-Man]] down the subway system, and he met up with a metro train about to ram in another one. He stopped it in a splash page, cementing his level of strength for the book.

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* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'': ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'':
** In ''Superman Family'' #217, Supergirl [[https://maidofmight.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/superman-family-217_01.jpg stops a train without needing to break it]].
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Subverted in ''Supergirl ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 2005}} Supergirl vol. 5 #18''.5]]'' #18. Kara stops a train but it breaks in half and derails upon crashing onto her indestructible body. Kara has a breakdown but she calms down -a bit- when she discovers that it was an illusion.
* A miniseries of SpiderMan Franchise/SpiderMan called: ''SpiderMan: ''Spider-Man: Power of Terror'' introduced a new Deathlok character (Deathlok is a LegacyCharacter of [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Zombie]] {{Cyborg}}s) that at one point was chasing [[MakingASplash Hydro-Man]] down the subway system, and he met up with a metro train about to ram in another one. He stopped it in a splash page, cementing his level of strength for the book.
17th Nov '16 1:09:44 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Kinnikuman}}'', the 21st Chojin Olympics had Train ''Pushing'' as one of the qualifier events. However, when Terryman sees a puppy has wandered into the path of his train, he immediately gets ahead of the train and stops it. Unfortunately, because the qualifier had rules about touching the train more than once, the act of heroism gets Terryman disqualified from the games.

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* In ''{{Kinnikuman}}'', ''Manga/{{Kinnikuman}}'', the 21st Chojin Olympics had Train ''Pushing'' as one of the qualifier events. However, when Terryman sees a puppy has wandered into the path of his train, he immediately gets ahead of the train and stops it. Unfortunately, because the qualifier had rules about touching the train more than once, the act of heroism gets Terryman disqualified from the games.
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