Quotes / Super Speed

"I run faster than ten fast men!"
Running Guy, The Tick

"Being fast means not getting caught by slow people!"
Bart Allen's cheerful opinion of his powers, The Flash.

And I'll be there before you know it
I'll be gone before you see me
And I'd like to get to know you
But you're talking much too slowly
— "The Ballad of Barry Allen", Jim's Big Ego

"That, my friend, is your internal organs being liquefied from approximately 25 Gs and pushed out through your pores. Not that you'll care because the moment you do your immediate, Flash-like stop, your brain will go slamming into the front of your skull."

"He's too fast!"
"We can't stop him!"
"Oh fuck!"
Various Enemies, First Encounter Assault Recon

"Now you see me...now you're unconscious."

"Faster than lightning, quieter than a mouse — I'm there and back before ya' know I'm even gone!"
Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic SatAM

"You're too slow!"
Sonic the Hedgehog, Super Smash Bros. Brawl

"Gotta go fast, gotta go fast. Gotta go faster, faster, faster, faster, faster!"
Sonic X

Blue streak speeds by
Sonic the Hedgehog
Too fast for the naked eye
Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic - He can really move
Sonic - He's got an additude
Sonic - He is the fastest thing alive!
Sonic SatAM opening theme

"Wanna see me run to that mountain and back? [beat] Wanna see me do it again?"
SpongeBob as The Quickster, Spongebob Squarepants

Maxima: And what if some yahoo with a concealed-carry decided to play hero?
Arianna: With you there? You could've disassembled his gun and done his taxes before he had it clear of the holster.

"You didn't see that coming?"
Pietro Maximoff a.k.a. Quicksilver, Avengers: Age of Ultron

"I'm not sure you understand the caliber of warrior you've just met and fought alongside. He may be the fastest human being who has ever lived. The speed of light is pretty much the top of the mountain on that one."

"Listen to me, Barry. Breathe. Breathe. Feel the air. Feel that wind on your face. Feel the ground, your feet lifting you up, pushing you forward, and the lightning Barry, feel the lightning. Feel its power. Its electricity pumping through your veins, crackling through you, traveling to every nerve in your body, like a shock. You're no longer you now. You're part of something greater. You're part of a Speed Force. It's yours. Now do it."
Harrison Wells (coaching Barry on using his speed), The Flash (2014)

"You can hide, but you can't run!"
Original wearer of the Boots of Speed, Neverwinter Nights

Take a stopwatch to it if you'd like — from the instant Supergirl leaves the Kryptonite Man — to speeding to her cousin's side — turning back a miniature alien invasion — and returning to her starting point — within scant seconds!
Supergirl Vol 2 #21

If this plan this going to work, I've really got to pour on the speed — move as I've never moved before! I have to push myself — harder — until I reach the speed of light itself — and exceed it!

Let's see how fast I am! I'm moving at about ten times the speed of light — quick as The Flash! So I'm okay in that department, too!

In the space of a second, Linda stripped out of her pajamas, found the place where a costume compressed to the size of a pea was located, expanded it, put it on, ran a special comb through her hair to change the shade from brunette to blonde and style it a different way, located the place where she’d stashed a pair of flat items that rapidly unfolded to boots, put them on, checked herself in the mirror, loaded her cape pouch with such things as she might need if she needed them (such as her i.d. card, some American money, and her own choice of lipstick in a friction-proof tube), opened the window, tripped the inside lock, exited, and shut the window before the lock had time to catch on nothingness instead of a metal catch, and, moving too fast for the unaided eye to see her, flew into the sky.

Mr. Freeze, Captain Cold, Minister Blizzard — All of them will try to freeze you dead in your tracks, coat you in ice. You gotta know how to counter. If you vibrate at Super Speed, your molecules will be able to slip between the molecules of whatever's freezing you.

Master Roshi: So fast! You still following this, Krillin?
Krillin: Nope, totally lost.

He bolted through the battlefield, retaining only his greatest armor - the doctrine of superlative speed. Faster than his foes. Faster than anyone. Faster. Faster. So no one could ever touch him. Such was his only wish - his sole craving given form. No one could capture him, for that indeed all he had wished for during the course of his life.
Dies Irae referring to the maddened Wolfgang Schreiber

Within five seconds, she performed her ablutions in the bathroom, did her hair and makeup, zipped on deodorant and a mild perfume, threw on her Supergirl uniform, and was out of the building at super-speed.
The air friction formed a corona of fire around her as she streaked invisibly through the skies. She ignored it.
Supergirl burst out of the ionosphere, vibrating at a certain frequency, still accelerating. An IFF device in her belt identified her to American and Russian radar trackers as the Girl of Steel, not an ICBM. They only registered her for a few seconds, anyway.
The reaches of near-space gave way to the unsettling kaleidoscope of time-flux. It wasn't that hard to do, Kara reflected, if you knew how and had enough power and speed to do it Superman had had to drill her for a week before she could pop out with pinpoint accuracy at a targeted time.
A subseries of flight ring pulses signalled to her the date and time from which the alert was being sent. She rocketed on, well past the speed of light.
The red-caped woman sighed without breath, reduced velocity to Mach 12, and sped into the atmosphere.