This draft took elements from The Speedster Kid and Egotistical Speedster because the two come from their obsessions for speed. This is also broadened to cover "doing things quickly." Grabbed by Getta
- I live my life a quarter-mile at a time. Nothing else matters, not the mortgage, not the store, not my teammates and all their bullshit. For those ten seconds or less, I'm free.Dominic "Dom" Toretto, The Fast and the Furious
- Energetic and hyperactive, sometimes to the point of inattentiveness. Bonus points if the person is an immature character, young or otherwise.
- A Motor Mouth.
- someone who views everything as a speed challenge.
- Very cocky and extremely prideful of his speed. Expect this person to claim that nobody can defeat him in speed, and lots of Too Slow taunts. From the speedster's viewpoint, anyone slower than him comes across as so incredibly slow (and by extension stupid) that the speedster often lacks the patience to deal with them, making them seem arrogant and condescending. Compare Insufferable Genius and Arrogant Kungfu Guy.
- Impatient and reckless, they who prioritize on doing things quickly over anything else, which may cost them trouble. Likely Drives Like Crazy.
Examples:Anime and Manga
- Speed of Sound Sonic in One-Punch Man is very proud of his speed and skills, which are indeed miles above the average human. Unfortunately, he's resolved that he'll defeat Saitama one day, which always ends very badly for him (he's repeatedly and accidentally on the receiving end of a Groin Attack, while Saitama has no idea who he is).
- Oracion Seis member Racer from 'Fairy Tail'' IS this trope: he's dressed in, well racer garments, can summon motocycles and wheels out of nothing and his magic mainly revolves on speed or rather, on the perception of speed in others. His Catch Phrase is "Speed is Good!"
- One of the ghosts in Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt is this, to the point where it possesses a bullet train and still doesn't think it's fast enough.
- Shirley from Strike Witches. She was originally known from breaking multiple land speed records until she heard about the Witches, at which point she enrolled into service just so that she can go even faster than she has gone before, with her dream being one day break the sound barrier. She also modifies her Striker Unit so that it specifically increases her speed instead of her other physical attributes and is known to being a reckless driver whenever she has a chance to just let loose on the road.
- Quicksilver is one of the fastest in the Marvel Universe and he is very annoyed by everyone around him. He explains this once, saying that to him everyone else is moving very slowly including their thought processes. Picture having to wait in a slow-moving line for hours for something mundane. That's what every single second is like for him.
- The Flash has Super Speed and always talks and acts like a hyperactive older teen at most. In some cases he's indeed immature, in others, he's smarter than he acts.
- Tommy Shepherd aka Speed of the Young Avengers, who is a mouthy, immature Jerk with a Heart of Gold with Super Speed. He wisens up a bit over the course of the series.
- Lightning Mc Queen from Cars at first is characterized as this: an impulsive, cocky race car who wins the Piston Cup. Much of his character arc is about him slowly turning into a more humble person from his experiences at Radiator Springs, and learning that winning and fame aren't everything.
Mc Queen: Speed. I am speed.
- Kung Fu Panda: in the short Secrets of the Furious Five, Po tells the story about how Mantis used to be - a cocky, impatient and brash person who, because of his agility, always rushes things and thinks that everything else around him is so slow. Then, because he was captured by [some bad guys] and imprisoned, he's forced to learn patience - to wait for the right time to escape. And his efforts bear fruit later.
- In The Incredibles, Dash is fond of childish pranks using his Super Speed and is rather simple minded. He also prides on using it to fool his teacher and win races. He's also the most vain of the Incredibles when it comes to clothing, and takes more joy in defeating Syndrome's Mooks than any of the others.
- Ricky-Bobby from Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, he always either wins races or crashes because he goes all fast all the time even when he shouldn't. When he was a kid he'd always say "I wanna go fast!" A misattributed quote from the movie:
"America's about speed. Hot, nasty, bad-ass speed." — Eleanor Roosevelt
- In The Italian Job (2003), Stella (Charlize Theron) drives fast and recklessly. Turns out to be a plot point.
- The closing scene of Disney's Zootopia has Officers Hopps and Wilde pull over a maniac clocked at 115 through the downtown streets. The perp is revealed to be Flash the sloth from the DMV, complete with a custom plate "FST NML".
- Dominic Toretto from The Fast and the Furious is a street racer and recognized as the best of Los Angeles' street racing scene. Later, while having a heart to heart with Brian, he admits that racing is the only thing that allows him to forget his troubles for a while.
- The hare who races the tortoise in the Aesop's Fables is a Smug Snake, cocksure that his lapine speed guarantees his triumph. His overconfidence causes the hare to laze around during the race, allowing the Determinator tortoise to win.
- Brianna from Gone. ZCE
- Lapine genesis is discussed in Richard Adams's Watership Down, wherein the first rabbit sired so many progeny that the Earth was overgrazed. When the almighty Frith admonished him to control his kin, this rabbit defied God, saying "I cannot control my people. I think that no one can, for my people are the fastest in the world." In consequence, Frith reformed many other animals into predators, bent upon hunting and slaying rabbitkind. This genesis story is faithfully illustrated in the Animated Adaptation by Nepenthe Studios.
- The Wind in the Willows has Mister Toad, who is so much of an example of this that he has spent a large amount of his fortune in both buying the newest fastest thing around (like horses) and paying the devastation that his demented driving has left behind (and his firnds continuously tell him that, at the rate he's going, he's going to spend it all soon - not that he cares). He even falls for a (very simple) con from the Big Bad because Toad would obtain a car (not only faster than a horse, but incredibly rare during the time the novel takes place) in exchange and nearly ruins everybody's plans to help him escape from prison (it's a long story) by running the train being used for said plan to borderline-derailing speeds. The epilogue of the story has him swearing to become a better person... when he becomes enthralled by an airplane flying above his house.
- Dorothy L. Sayers' Lord Peter Wimsey has a habit of driving fast, and this is an occasional joke in the works. In Gaudy Night, he tells Harriet Vane how "three counties and as many driving summonses later" he got important information for their case. His nephew Gerald ("Pickled Gherkins") takes after his uncle, having even learned to fly a plane in the interwar years. Sayers wrote a series of letters between the various Wimsey family members which indicate young Gerald joined the RAF when World War II started. Jill Paton Walsh, who continued the adventures of Wimsey and his kin, also mentions young Gerald's propensity to drive fast, and he is noted to have died in the service during the war.
- The Iliad describes Achilles as an extremely fast runner. He also has a distinct It's All About Me attitude, allowing scores of his allies to die because he couldn't have things his own way. That makes this trope Older Than Feudalism.
- Orks in Warhammer 40,000 in general are fond of going really fast, but the aptly-named Kult of Speed is the only group that enjoys it more than killing.
- The Tzeentchian daemon known as the Changeling once infiltrated an ork Waaagh! and started making up a story about their gods competing to see who was the fastest. Driven to recreate this feat, the orks piled into their vehicles and, thanks to the Changeling's misdirection, drove off a cliff.
- Champions adventure The Great Super Villain Contest. One of the NPC villains is a speedster called The Dash. He became a villain for fun, not to gain money or power. His greatest joy in life is sneaking up on a hero and smashing into him at full speed from behind.
- Ofanim from In Nomine are angels of motion, and are stereotypically known for driving like maniacs as well as just plain being constantly in motion.
- Paranoia adventure "Vapors Don't Shoot Back''. Fiber-O, the NPC who takes the PCs to their first assignment, drives his autocar at such a high speed that his passengers' lives are endangered.
- Call of Cthulhu supplement Fearful Passages, adventure "Furious Driving". The main NPC, Rupert Putney, drives like a maniac at incredibly high speeds (for the 1920's, anyway).
- The Scout from Team Fortress 2. Being the fastest runner of the team and has a cocky, Bratty Half-Pint personality.
- Sonic the Hedgehog
- The titular character is a young hedgehog with Super Speed and an attitude. While the extent of it varies from interpretation, he is frequently a rather cocky if heroic character. In some cases he might be just Book Dumb or Brilliant, but Lazy.
- Jet the Hawk from Sonic Riders is a Speed-type character who's so quick on his hover board that he can lap the Fastest Thing Alive, Sonic the Hedgehog. And Jet won't let anyone forget that, since most of his time is spent rubbing his skill in Sonic's face and otherwise bragging about his racing prowess.
- Mercury in Smite is a very cocky God that boasts about his speed and quickness and usually acts in a braggart fashion about it. His gameplay revolve around using his super speed to take down Gods quickly.
- Kantai Collection: Shimakaze fancies herself as the fastest ship girl in the fleet and as such is pretty hyper and cocky.
- In Awful Hospital, the Broken Skull "wants to go fast"... which, for it, is somewhat slower than a snail's pace. Being carried by a sprinting human is almost a religious experience.
- Transformers examples:
- Blurr in Generation 1 is the fastest Autobot on Cybertron, and likes to remind people of it.
- Cheetor in Beast Wars has this to an extent; he chooses as cheetah as an altmode partly because it's the fastest animal the scanners detect.
- Velocitron in Cybertron is an entire planet of speed freaks, and their culture centres around racing. Hot Shot also becomes this trope during the series, and it is on Velocitron where he unlocks his cyber key power.
- Bumblebee in Animated, since he took elements from Cheetor and Hot Shot, is another speed freak, to the extent of secretly competing in illegal street racing. Wasp and Blurr also seem to enjoy high speed.
- Speedy Gonzales is a downplayed case, like most of the Looney Tunes protagonists, he has a highly confident and sometimes outright smug side, but otherwise is an altruistic good-natured little guy. Granted the one time Speedy lost a short was due to showing off.
- In My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Rainbow Dash is one of the fastest fliers in the world (if not the fastest), so much so that speed is what got her her cutie mark. She isn't modest about this in the slightest.
Rainbow Dash: There's no need to go struttin' around and showin' off like that.Trixie: Oh?Rainbow Dash: That's my job!
- Kid Flash from Teen Titans can use his super speed to defeat legions of villains more easily than any other hero, and he knows it. This is made clear in his debut episode, where he is fully capable of stopping the HIVE Five any time he wants, but deliberately waits until the moment they think they've pulled off a heist to zip by and take away whatever they've stolen. He goes so far as to flirt with the Five's leader while trying to avoid being murdered by them.
- Young Justice: Kid Flash, like his Teen Titans iteration, has aspects of this, crossed with Insufferable Genius due to being both a super-speedster and a science prodigy. His bravado is masking some insecurities, however.
- Wile E Coyote And Road Runner has the latter, an invisibly fast bird who Coyote just can't keep up with. The cocky part comes into play when the Roadrunner deliberately turns the Coyote's traps around not to stop the Coyote, but to humiliate him in the most exaggerated ways.
- Steven Universe: Kevin loves to race his fancy sports car and gloat when he wins. He is so egocentric that he falls apart when Steven and Connie stop caring about losing a race to him, since he can't comprehend them not caring what he thinks of them.
- Vidia from Disney Fairies is one of the fast-flying fairies, but she is hated by most because of her narcissism and disdain for others.
- In X-Men: Evolution, Quicksilver is a speedster and one of the least sympathetic members of the Brotherhood, tending to act cocky because of his speed.
- In the cartoon The Batman we have Speedfreak, a villain who loves to go fast and has the superpower of being a cyborg that can use nanites to transform any vehicle he's in into a flashy sportscar.
- Eric Liddel, as quoted in Chariots of Fire:
I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast. And when I run I feel His pleasure.
- hide is both this and a "speed freak". From running around on stage like he did to singing rapid-fire breakdowns to Scat Singing in songs that are nearly *impossible* to replicate (try "Dice" or "Doubt" as a couple of examples) and was rumored to be a methamphetamine addict.
- Speed Runners dedicate months, if not years, of their lives to finding ways to complete specific video games as quickly as possible.
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