History Main / Trainstopping

20th May '17 3:42:57 PM ElSquibbonator
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Used more in UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks, when trains were a popular means of transportation in the US (where most {{Superhero}} stories come from), but still alive today. One could put on a [[WildMassGuessing tinfoil hat]] to mention that, if not for the supers, there would be a lot of train crashes, and it seems the train regulation committee [[NoOSHACompliance forgot OSHA Compliance]] when they noticed [[HoldingOutForAHero some dude in a cape]] always appeared to save the passengers. These days, a FlyingBrick with a more "Modern" setting can do this with an out-of-control airplane, and others make do with subway lines or trucks.

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Used more in UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks, when trains were a popular means of transportation in the US (where most {{Superhero}} stories come from), but still alive today. One could put on a [[WildMassGuessing tinfoil hat]] to mention that, if not for the supers, there would be a lot of train crashes, and it seems the train regulation committee [[NoOSHACompliance forgot OSHA Compliance]] when they noticed [[HoldingOutForAHero some dude in a cape]] always appeared to save the passengers. These days, It doesn't necessarily need to be a FlyingBrick with train; a more "Modern" setting can do this with an out-of-control airplane, and others make do with subway lines [[ComingInHot crashing airplane]] or trucks.
[[ReentryScare re-entering spacecraft]] works just as well.
6th Apr '17 10:14:59 PM nombretomado
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* Near the end of the GSC arc of ''PokemonSpecial'', [[spoiler:Red makes his BigDamnHeroes return by calling out Snorlax]] to forcibly slow the runaway Magnet Train down to a stop before it crashes into a deadend.

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* Near the end of the GSC arc of ''PokemonSpecial'', ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', [[spoiler:Red makes his BigDamnHeroes return by calling out Snorlax]] to forcibly slow the runaway Magnet Train down to a stop before it crashes into a deadend.
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!"
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