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6th Aug '16 12:33:03 PM ACW
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* Mr. Mighty in ''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 ''EverydayHeroes'' ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'' [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=78476 has to do this]] to protect a BusFullOfInnocents.
18th Jun '16 3:10:25 PM Chabal2
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* A parody comic featured Superman using his body to bridge a gap in a train track, with the engineers commenting that this happens regularly. Cut to Superman enjoying his vigorous back massage.
* Horribly deconstructed in ''ComicBook/TheBoys'' using a plane. A corporate band of superheroes are sent to rescue the last 9/11 plane (in this verse, the CIA's warnings were heeded, and the other three planes were shot down by the Air Force). It starts to go downhill when they can't hear each other over the wind, then they open the door and a kid gets sucked out. Then the super who was supposed to pilot the plane falls out. It ends with the supers cutting their way out through the ''passengers'' in their desperation to get out (when asked why he doesn't hold up the plane, the Homelander replies that there's nothing for him to push against). The only positive aspect of the entire thing is that the plane crashed into the Brooklyn Bridge instead of the WTC.
28th May '16 4:43:44 PM Dirtyblue929
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* Inverted in ''Film/{{Unstoppable}}'', where NORMAL PEOPLE have to stop the train. Furthermore, it's (mostly) TruthInTelevision.
16th Feb '16 11:42:17 AM R1ck
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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 (Not the sandwich) 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, a FlyingBrick with a more "Modern" setting can do this with an out-of-control airplane, and others make do with Subway (Not the sandwich) subway lines or trucks.
13th Dec '15 7:41:09 PM nombretomado
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* There was an issue of ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' in the late '90s that paired up Gambit and Bishop, and involved them stopping a runaway train. It let the writer have fun with the combination of powers, where Gambit (an Energy Maker) pumped the engine full of kinetic energy, and Bishop (an Energy Taker) absorbed all of it into himself, before riding the rails to slow the train.

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* There was an issue of ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' ''Comicbook/XMen'' in the late '90s that paired up Gambit and Bishop, and involved them stopping a runaway train. It let the writer have fun with the combination of powers, where Gambit (an Energy Maker) pumped the engine full of kinetic energy, and Bishop (an Energy Taker) absorbed all of it into himself, before riding the rails to slow the train.



** In ''[[UltimateXMen Ultimate X-Men]]'', Colossus is ordered to do this by Wraith, even though Colossus isn't even sure he'll survive it.

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** In ''[[UltimateXMen Ultimate X-Men]]'', ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen'', Colossus is ordered to do this by Wraith, even though Colossus isn't even sure he'll survive it.
25th Nov '15 12:36:03 PM HeraldAlberich
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* In ''Series/LoisAndClark,'' Superman has to do this. However, this is in the 90s, in the scheme of things not terribly long ComicBook/PostCrisis, so he has great difficulty doing it (when his PowerCreepPowerSeep is at its ''most'' ridonkulous, the man who can move planets with his bare hands doesn't worry too much about trains. But this Supes ain't that Supes.) Naturally, in the end he ''does'' prove to be 'more powerful than a locomotive.' The fact that it's hard for him averts the usual problem of horizontal NotTheFallThatKillsYou: the train ''definitely'' slows down gradually instead of being stopped instantly (which would rightfully result in as much passenger squishification as being stopped with equal suddenness by a crash.)

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* In ''Series/LoisAndClark,'' Superman has to do this. However, this is in the 90s, in the scheme of things not terribly long ComicBook/PostCrisis, so he has great difficulty doing it (when his PowerCreepPowerSeep is at its ''most'' ridonkulous, the man who can move planets with his bare hands doesn't worry too much about trains. But this Supes ain't that Supes.) Naturally, in the end he ''does'' prove to be 'more "more powerful than a locomotive.' " The fact that it's hard for him averts the usual problem of horizontal NotTheFallThatKillsYou: the train ''definitely'' slows down gradually instead of being stopped instantly (which would rightfully result in as much passenger squishification as being stopped with equal suddenness by a crash.))
* ''Series/{{Supergirl 2015}}'': After guiding a plane to a safe water landing in the pilot episode, Supergirl gets to stop her first train in the fourth episode, [[Recap/Supergirl2015S1E4HowDoesSheDoIt "How Does She Do It?"]] After failing to convince a suicide bomber in a mag-lev train's lead car not to activate his bomb, Supergirl decouples the rest of the train and slows it to a stop, allowing the car to carry the bomb to a safe distance.
22nd Nov '15 11:54:57 PM Mhazard
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* In ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', Kenshiro stopped Gyoko's train to save the villagers, he didn't just stop the train, he '''[[{{Badass}} broke the train one hand]]'''.

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* In ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', Kenshiro stopped Gyoko's train to save the villagers, he didn't just stop the train, he '''[[{{Badass}} broke the train with one hand]]'''.
22nd Nov '15 11:53:51 PM Mhazard
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* In ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', Kenshiro stopped Gyoko's train to save the villagers, he made it at ease with '''[[{{Badass}} one hand]]'''.

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* In ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', Kenshiro stopped Gyoko's train to save the villagers, he made it at ease with didn't just stop the train, he '''[[{{Badass}} broke the train one hand]]'''.
22nd Nov '15 11:24:01 PM Mhazard
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* In ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', Kenshiro stopped a Gyoko's train to protect the villagers, he stopped it at ease with ''one hand''.

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* In ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', Kenshiro stopped a Gyoko's train to protect save the villagers, he stopped made it at ease with ''one hand''.'''[[{{Badass}} one hand]]'''.
22nd Nov '15 11:22:26 PM Mhazard
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* In ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', Kenshiro stopped a Gyoko's train to protect the villagers, he stopped it at ease with ''one hand''.
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