Speed Freak YKTTW Discussion

Speed Freak
Someone who likes to go really fast
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For this character, there's nothing better than travelling as fast as they can. Whether in a car, a plane, or just running, it doesn't matter, as long as they can move at great speed in it.

This character is often quite energetic, bringing their love of speed to everyday activities as well as travelling. They may also bring their love of speed to their manner of speaking, becoming a Motor Mouth. In a Speculative Fiction series, this character type is the most likely to have Super Speed.


  • 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.
  • Rainbow Dash in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, so much so that speed is what got her her cutie mark.
  • 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.
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