Lightning Bruiser: Film

Films — Animated:

  • How to Train Your Dragon has the Night Fury, Toothless, easily the fastest dragon in flight, and with one of the most powerful fire blasts. Also, despite being comparatively small, he easily survives hitting the ground any time he gets shot down or loses control of his flight.
  • Gru from Despicable Me
  • Mulan
    • Chien-Po may look like a Big Guy Mighty Glacier, (and he shows himself to be just as strong as he looks,) but he's as agile as a monkey.
    • Considering that Shan Yu is able to trade blows with him during the climax, he might also count, albeit as the "hard-hitting speedster" type, rather than the "fast big guy" type.
  • The title character of Wreck-It Ralph is fairly fast, able to wreck things so quickly that his fists act like a pair of jackhammers and take a fair amount of punishment. Also, King Candy's Cy-Bug form has enough power to smack down Ralph of all people, has tough chitinous plating, and is shown to be remarkably fast.
  • Jafar in Aladdin, when Scaled Up to his giant cobra form. Just like a real cobra, he is REALLY fast and his huge size makes him very powerful. While he's not invulnerable, he does take a sword wound that would kill or cripple a human with no more than a momentary cry of pain.
  • Tai Lung from Kung Fu Panda. Dear God, Tai Lung. Just watch his jawdropping escape from prison or his fight against the Furious Five for a demonstration.
  • Io from Escape from Planet Earth. A genuine example.
  • True to her species, Gloria the hippo of Madagascar is capable of running great speeds despite her bulk. It's carried over to the video games, where jalapeņos can be used to boost her speed.

Films — Live-Action

  • The Amazing Spider-Man: The Lizard who is very big, very strong and very fast. And can heal from any gun wound, even More Dakka.
  • The Dark Knight Saga
    • Batman/Bruce Wayne in Batman Begins, due in part to Nolan's use of quick cuts for every move. He's more like The Juggernaut in The Dark Knight. The Dark Knight Rises brings in elements of both tropes in his fights.
    • Bane's portrayal in The Dark Knight Rises demonstrates this as well. He is so tough he No Sells all Batman's attacks until the latter learns to Attack Its Weak Point and strong enough to punch holes in concrete. Yet he also has incredible reflexes and speed to match up with Batman; in the stock exchange raid, he uses a motorcycle helmet to knock out three security guards in under seven seconds.
  • In the Marvel Cinematic Universe:
    • Obadiah Stane/Iron Monger in the Iron Man film could be considered one of these; his suit is fast enough to catch up with Tony's despite Tony's smaller suit and head-start, while also being stronger to boot.
    • For that matter, Iron Man himself.
    • Iron Man 2 has Ivan Vanko AKA Whiplash. At the climax of the film, his new suit is at least as fast as the Iron Man and War Machine suits, he retained his powerful whips, and most of their weapons were brushed off like nothing.
    • Thor is a literal version of this trope because he is the God of Thunder and Lightning. He's strong enough to throw his hammer through multiple Frost giants at a time, has the toughness to match, and he flies. Very, very fast.
    • The Incredible Hulk in The Avengers (2012) is remarkably fast for a huge green rage monster, and it's quite evident during the final battle, when he's just plowing through the alien forces with amazing agility, smacking giant alien monsters around, and shrugging off any hits he takes.
  • Danny Bateman in The Replacements. He plays on the defensive line, so you expect him to be strong. What you don't expect, is him crashing through the other team's blockers after the snap, and tackling the quarter-back before he's had the chance to take two steps back. The guy's day job? A one-man SWAT team.
  • The droideka in Star Wars. It can roll into a ball and move at ridiculous speed, and when it unrolls, it's protected by a deflector shield and a pair of rapid-fire blaster cannons. In the films, they could drive off even Jedi. Its weakness? It can't deflect or shoot while it's rolling around, and it often has to lose the shield to reduce expenses. It's also revealed in the Revenge of the Sith novelization that their shields are precisely tuned to be used only when standing upright, so if one can be knocked over, its generator will short out.
    • Anakin Skywalker is definitely this trope in Revenge of the Sith, since he's at the peak of his abilities as The Chosen One. Since the last film he's become much stronger and faster and takes down Master Swordsman Count Dooku (who trounced him the first time they fought) and even though he's eventually defeated by his mentor Obi-Wan, it's still only after a hell of a fight. Word of God says that if he hadn't turned evil and become the Handicapped Badass we know as Darth Vader (who is nevertheless a Mighty Glacier), he would've become the most powerful Jedi who ever lived and could have defeated Palpatine, something even Yoda couldn't do.
  • The Transformers are incredibly fast and graceful despite being made of huge, durable metal parts.
  • The Terminator is fast, superhumanly strong, and incredibly tough, and the later movies showed them getting progressively faster and meaner. Between the original, Uncle Bob, the T-1000, the T-X, Cameron, Cromartie, Catherine Weaver, and Marcus, there's no shortage of these tough, fast, and very literal killing machines.
  • All robots in Real Steel are big, armored, and heavy. And yet they move no different than a heavyweight boxer. Atom even more so, as he is smaller than an average fighting bot (but still bigger than a human), while possessing a lot more armor (he can shrug off punches that shatter latest-generation contenders).
  • In Kung Fu Hustle, The Beast is super strong and super fast even by the standards of the martial artists in the film. He demonstrates this to the Axe Gang who initially underestimate him due to his appearance by firing a handgun a few inches from his head and catching the bullet. And he's also so tough that most of the martial artists' attacks don't seem to bother him at all.
  • In Star Trek Into Darkness, Admiral Marcus commissions the U.S.S. Vengeance, a beast of a starship (called "Dreadnought-class" in-movie) that is designed to run down enemy starships while at warp and tear them to shreds.
  • Big Bad Super Soldier John Harrison aka Khan Noonien Singh qualifies, being the physically strongest and toughest character in the film series seen so far, as well as being lightning fast in close combat.
  • In Ip Man 2, the Twister is not only as fast as Master Hung and Ip, but stronger and tougher. He holds the distinction of being the only character to knock Ip down onscreen.
  • The Australian Jaeger, Striker Eureka from Pacific Rim. Despite being the fastest of any of the unveiled Jaegers, it's easily a match in strength and durability to the Mighty Glacier Russian Jaeger that out masses it by 560 tons. That said, considering size and scale of the Jaegers, 560 isn't a massive difference in weight. Justified, Cherno may have about 30% more mass than Striker, but Striker has four generations on Cherno.
  • The Chronicles of Riddick:
    • Despite his size and weight, Riddick is incredibly quick on his feet and is capable of performing amazing feats of physical athleticism, such as leaping great distances, running without stop for long periods of time and being strong enough to go toe to toe with a Bioraptor and mutilating it.
  • Martin Brundle/Martinfly from The Fly II after he fully mutates. Unlike his father in the first film (who got his genes mashed together with those of a fly, which slowly transformed him into a strong, but sickly and asymmetrical monstrosity), Martin was born with those genes, meaning not only he's completely lucid, but his insect form is much more natural and viable. He's remarkably fast and capable of leaping great distances, strong enough to fold a grown man in half (backwards) and toss another one across the room. A bullet to the torso only very temporarily slows him down, if he wasn't outright feigning injury.
  • X-Men:
  • In Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014), the greater size and weight these incarnations of the Turtles possess don't seem to do much in slowing down their traditionally acrobatic abilities. Special mention goes to Raphael, who has shoulders bigger than truck tires but is flipping and ninja-ing with the best of them, and even manages to sneak into the back of the Fenwick Express without April or Vernon hearing him. The Shredder's Powered Armor also allows him to retain his swift fighting style.
  • Agents in The Matrix are strong enough to punch holes in concrete, tough enough to survive falls off a skyscraper and fast enough to dodge bullets. The human resistance are this as well within the Matrix, but to a lesser degree, Neo's speed matching Agent Smith's is one of the first signs that he is The One. Justified because they exist in a simulated environment where the laws of physics don't apply.
    • Neo and Agent Smith eventually become the ultimate expression of this by the end of the trilogy, both evolving into Flying Bricks who lay waste to an entire city between them.
  • All the Kryptonians in Man of Steel. Superman himself is a certified Flying Brick, and while Zod and Faora are trained warriors and outclass him in skill, he's shown to outstrip them in raw power. Faora takes it a step further and liberally employs Flash Step.
    • In the finale, Zod masters flight. We witness a titanic clash between two Flying Bricks and it is brutal.
  • The Tyrannosaurus rex from Jurassic Park. Hammond clocked her at thirty-two miles per hour and she's the largest and strongest carnivore on the island. This was Truth in Television, as the real T. rex was likely a capable runner. Subverted with the Velociraptors in the same film. As well as being highly intelligent, they are incredibly fast. But despite being perfectly capable of running down a human, they're no match for the T. rex.