Stock phrase. Often used if the character appears right next to or behind an opponent and then ends the battle with a single shot/blow. Most commonly happens in shows where at least one character is capable of SuperSpeed or FlashStep.


[[folder: Anime & Manga]]
* ''{{Manga/Bleach}}'':
** Ichigo against Ikkaku.
** Also Byakuya Kuchiki against Ichigo when they take Rukia to soul society, first using FlashStep he breaks Ichigo's sword from 20 metres away before stabbing him twice and saying: "you're even slow to fall".
*** The next time they fight, on the other hand, Ichigo {{Flash Step}}s up and places his sword to Byakuya's throat while Byakuya is in the middle of claiming to be too fast for him.
** In the Fake Karakura Town arc, Aizen taunted Ichigo about how much he outclassed him in speed, and even showed off by putting his hand on Ichigo's chest before he could react, commenting this meant he could drive his sword through his heart whenever he felt like it and was just toying with him.
* Setsuna in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' said this in an unimpressed manner to Negi when she found that he wasn't quite focused on the fight.
** [[ShockAndAwe Quintum]] says this to [[spoiler:Tertium Fate]] during their fight.
* Also a catchphrase of epic-tier Mecha pilots like [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Char Aznable]] and his expies.
* In Anime/GaoGaiGar, Pizza ([[spoiler:and later, Soldat J]]) loves to taunt Guy with this, paraphrased:
-->"It is not that I am fast - you are merely too slow."
* Parodied in ''Manga/BusouRenkin''. While fighting in the school, Shusui and Kazuki zip behind each other with the respective taunts "Too slow." and "Oh yeah?!" The twist is, they do so repeatedly, eventually working their way out of the gymnasium entirely and into the courtyard. Kazuki reveals that it was all part of his plan to avoid damaging the school. Tokiko doesn't buy it.
* Brought up in ''Manga/OnePiece'' multiple times, but the two most notable are Kizaru owning the hell out of Luffy at Marineford while LampShading this fact, and Luffy later performing the same feat against [[spoiler:a Pacifista's laser right before stomping it into the ground.]]
* In ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'', The Major says this word for word to Schrödinger. Schrödinger had, just moments ago, [[spoiler: gone from [[ThoseWackyNazis Millenium]] headquarters to London, gotten shot in the face, [[UnexplainedRecovery got better]] and went back to the base in a few minutes.]] He is not amused.
* Said by Gopher to Maka in the 64th chapter of ''Manga/SoulEater''.
* Believe it or not, one of the Cell Juniors in ''Anime/DragonBallKai''. Like [[SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]], they're blue.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' has [[LightningBruiser Scar]] say this in his first battle with the Elric brothers. Both of them (neither of whom is at all slow by ordinary standards) rush him and he dodges both at once with little apparent effort. Given that he is a very big man, with the presence and attitude one normally associates with an [[ImplacableMan Implacable]] MightyGlacier, he takes them completely by surprise.
* The first fight in ''Manga/SamuraiDeeperKyo'' is against a StoneWall and a FragileSpeedster named "The Wind". Kyo finishes the latter off with the phrase.
* Speed of Sound Sonic's schtick in ''Manga/OnePunchMan'' is that he's, well, fast. Naturally, every time he goes up against Saitama his speed is entirely useless, though Saitama never taunts him (and even seems to be unaware Sonic is a villain).
** Sonic does use the phrase "too slow" when fighting the Sea King.
* ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'': In a special bonus chapter, Kenshin has to rescue a kidnapped girl. After taking out the mooks, their leader throws his cape over Kenshin's head to blind him and then tries to run him through with his sword. Kenshin still easily dodges it and says the man is too slow.

[[folder: Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/RedDwarf'': "Too slow, chicken marengo! Too slow for this cat."
* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'s'' version of Franchise/TheFlash often mocks Clark Kent like this, as Clark's SuperSpeed is nothing compared to his.
* An episode of ''Series/LoisAndClark'' had a new superhero called Vixen come to town. She seemingly made Superman obsolete because she was roughly as strong as him, but '''way''' faster. Every time Superman arrived at a crime or disaster only to find Vixen had beaten him to it, she would taunt him for being so slow.
* The Beast in ''Series/{{Angel}}'' was too slow to hit Angel, but [[FridgeLogic could smack Faith around just fine]].

[[folder: Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'': "So zetta slow" is [[MadMathematician Sho Minamimoto's]] CatchPhrase.
* The Scout in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'': "Yoink! Too slow! [[ I'm a freakin' blur here!"]]
* Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'': [[Memes/SuperSmashBros "You're too slow! You're too slow! You're too slow!"]]
** However, it was used already years before in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'': Eggman says "Sonic, you're too slow" if you need more than four minutes to reach the final room in Crazy Gadget.
* This is one of Raphael's quotes in ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries Soul Calibur 2]]''.
** And Setsuka in 3.
* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfDragoon'', during the BossBattle against [[spoiler:Lloyd]], he says "Too slow!" if he dodges one of your attacks.
* ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'': If you hear this fighting Carl there's a good chance he has you in the clap trap and you are about to hear it a lot more right before you die. Ironically, this isn't because Carl is particularly speedy; an [[GoodBadBug oversight]] makes his throw essentially unbreakable in that situation.
* Zidane in ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'' says exactly that during some dodges--the others get a smug "I'm right here!" Sephiroth tosses out a few more [[TheStoic reserved]] ones when he attacks.
* Jon Talbain /Gallon in ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' has the battle victory quote "Torioze!" which more or less translates to "you're too slow!"
* Hermes in ''VideoGame/GodOfWar 3'', ''constantly''.
--> "''You may have brute force - but you lack speed!''"
-->"''I have the speed of Olympus with me, mortal!''"
-->"'''''So''' slow.''"
-->"''I will always be faster than you!''"
* Vanitas in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'' says this whenever he dodges one of your attacks. Which is ''[[FlashStep a]] [[CounterAttack lot]]''.
** Also in ''Re:Chain Of Memories'' where [[spoiler: Riku-possessed Ansem [[FlashStep flash-step]] kills Lexaeus after the latter sent the former flying into the ceiling.]]
** Riku sometimes says the quote while using his Shadow Slide counter ability in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance'', which teleports him behind an attacking enemy.
* ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}'': Captain Cross taunts you with this during his boss fight.
* ''DragonBallZ'' games will use this, or not, depending on the game. They vary from "Over here!" to "Yikes!" to just grunts or chuckles. Interestingly, sometimes the opposite of this happens and the other character expresses frustration with "Where are you?!" or similar phrases.
* Tsubaki will sometimes say this during her fights with Jin in ''VideoGame/BlazBlueContinuumShift''.
* Optimus Prime, of all people, can say this in ''VideoGame/TransformersDevastation'' when pulling off a perfect dodge, though all of the playable characters have their own taunts.
* In the original ''VideoGame/TheLegendofHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel'', Victor S. Arseid declares this after Rean activates his [[SuperMode Spirit Unification]] power after losing to him and tries to come at him, but misses. Rean nevertheless manages to put up much more of a fight against him after this (in the previous battle, his attacks always did 0 damage), but still ultimately isn't able to beat him.

[[folder: Visual Novels]]
* In most of the good endings of ''VisualNovel/YoJinBo'', Harumoto temporarily incapacitates the heroes by throwing a handful of hallucinogenic powder at them - except for in Ittosai's ending, in which Ittosai simply dodges it with a contemptuous "Too slow!"

[[folder: Western Animation]]
* [[KidAppealCharacter Bumblebee]] of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' used this line as well as "Denied!" to taunt Nino Sexton before he became [[SuperSpeed Nanosec]].