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* Spritle and Chim-Chim aren't just PluckyComicRelief. First of all, during the aforementioned battle in the snow-covered mountains, it's them that save the family by Spritle shooting a man with a toy gun and Chim-Chim throwing poop at him. Then, during the actual fight, they keep one man from getting a ''real'' gun by Spritle [[{{WeaksauceWeakness}} clapping on the man's index finger,]] [[{{GroinAttack}} kicking him in the nuts,]] [[{{EyeScream}} poking him in the eyes,]] and then Chim-Chim [[{{SugarWiki/FunnyMoments}} knocking him out with a wrench.]]

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* Spritle and Chim-Chim aren't just PluckyComicRelief. First of all, during the aforementioned battle in the snow-covered mountains, it's them that save the family by Spritle shooting a man with a toy gun and Chim-Chim throwing poop at him. Then, during the actual fight, they keep one man from getting a ''real'' gun by Spritle [[{{WeaksauceWeakness}} clapping on the man's index finger,]] [[{{GroinAttack}} kicking him in the nuts,]] [[{{EyeScream}} poking him in the eyes,]] and then Chim-Chim [[{{SugarWiki/FunnyMoments}} knocking him out with with]] [[VisualPun a monkey wrench.]]

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* Speed defeating Cumulus and his copy of the Mach 5, which had a ''nuclear bomb'' attached to it as he threatened to blow up the city. Because the nuke slowed the Mach 5 clone down, Speed was able to catch up, where he commanded Trixie to take the wheel as he jumped into the Mach 5 clone and fight Cumulus, which resulted in Speed throwing him out of the car before he had a chance to detonate the nuke.
** Spritle and Chim-Chim averting a full-scale nuclear war by destroying the console controlling the missiles, said war would've resulted in all nations surrendering to Cumulus.

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* The scene where Speed and X race on Thunderhead--a T-180 track--in [[spoiler:the Mach 5 and Shooting Star, cars that are very much ''not'' T-180s, including making Dreadnought Jump. They're such [[BadassDriver Badass Drivers]] that they're able to drive a full lap through an infamous track not even designed for the cars they're driving!]]
* Racer X's introduction, [[spoiler:going one-on-one with the ''[[BigBadassRig Mammoth Car.]]'']]

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** The start of this moment is actually kickstarted by Sparky, who sees Speed start moving for exactly one second and understands, before every other racer, what Speed is about to do.
--> '''Sparky:''' He's gonna do it.


* The entire second act of the movie. The whole movie is fantastic, but it's the Casa Cristo race that gives us what we all wanted: Speed driving in the Mach 5 with all of the classic gadgets. This is more in line with the anime, with Speed and Racer X tearing it up across various landscapes and environments, right down to Speed wearing his anime outfit. The whole thing is solidified when, at the end, Speed cements his victory by leaping from the Mach 5 and striking that famous pose

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* The entire second act of the movie. The whole movie is fantastic, but it's the Casa Cristo race that gives us what we all wanted: Speed driving in the Mach 5 with all of the classic gadgets. This is more in line with the anime, with Speed and Racer X tearing it up across various landscapes and environments, right down to Speed wearing his anime outfit. The whole thing is solidified when, at the end, Speed cements his victory by leaping from the Mach 5 and striking that famous posepose.
** During the desert portion of the race, it should be noted that Taejo, X, and Speed's driving is entirely defensive. They never use any of the gadgetry on their vehicles to do anything but escape, disable other drivers' gizmos, or set them up to run into each other. The only offensive move comes from Racer X, who hops up toward one of the viking drivers to give him a knuckle sandwich. In midair. At over 200 mph.


* No, ''[[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v213/wolfoxokamichan/speedpaunch.gif this]]'' is the best scene in cinema history.
** And he ''knows'' it, judging by that smile on his face.
* This troper would also like to nominate the scene that immediately follows those two, where Speed hits his jump jacks, uses Mach 5 to take out one car in mid-air, which then ricochets away to take out a ''second'' car and save Taejo's life, before Mach 5 bounces back down to the ground and continues driving, all without missing a beat. Even the two commentators are utterly aghast, with one of them asking in disbelief, "Did he really just do that?!"

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* No, ''[[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v213/wolfoxokamichan/speedpaunch.gif this]]'' is the best scene in cinema history.
** And he ''knows'' it, judging by that smile on his face.
* This troper would also like to nominate the scene that immediately follows those two, where
Speed hits hitting his jump jacks, uses jacks and using Mach 5 to take out one car in mid-air, which then ricochets away to take out a ''second'' car and save Taejo's life, before Mach 5 bounces back down to the ground and continues driving, all without missing a beat. Even the two commentators are utterly aghast, with one of them asking in disbelief, "Did he really just do that?!"



* The entire Racer family has one during the fight scene in the snow covered mountains. Surprisingly, Pops is a badass.
** [[ButtMonkey Except maybe]] [[NonActionGuy Sparky]].
** Surprisingly? Not twelve hours prior, Pops beat the stuffing out of a ninja and then kicked the guy out of a window. During the fight in the mountains, Pops flattens multiple attackers while being the only character who ''doesn't'' end up using a firearm. ''Because he doesn't need one''.
* Spritle and Chim-Chim aren't just PluckyComicRelief. First of all, during the aforementioned battle in the snow-covered mountains, it's them that save the family by Spritle shooting a man with a toy gun and Chim-Chim throwing poop at him. Then, during the actual fight, they keep one man from getting a ''real'' gun by Spritle [[{{WeaksauceWeakness}} clapping on the man's sore thumb,]] [[{{GroinAttack}} kicking him in the nuts,]] [[{{EyeScream}} poking him in the eyes,]] and then Chim-Chim [[{{SugarWiki/FunnyMoments}} knocking him out with a wrench.]]
** Sore thumb? It was an index finger, and he stuck it in a hole in a piranha tank earlier in the movie. The look on his face at the time makes it pretty clear what happened to it...

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* The entire Racer family ([[ButtMonkey except maybe Sparky]]) has one during the fight scene in the snow covered mountains. Surprisingly, Pops is a badass.
** [[ButtMonkey Except maybe]] [[NonActionGuy Sparky]].
** Surprisingly? Not twelve hours prior, Pops beat the stuffing out of a ninja and then kicked the guy out of a window. During the fight in the mountains,
Pops flattens multiple attackers while being the only character who ''doesn't'' end up using a firearm. ''Because he doesn't need one''.
* Spritle and Chim-Chim aren't just PluckyComicRelief. First of all, during the aforementioned battle in the snow-covered mountains, it's them that save the family by Spritle shooting a man with a toy gun and Chim-Chim throwing poop at him. Then, during the actual fight, they keep one man from getting a ''real'' gun by Spritle [[{{WeaksauceWeakness}} clapping on the man's sore thumb,]] index finger,]] [[{{GroinAttack}} kicking him in the nuts,]] [[{{EyeScream}} poking him in the eyes,]] and then Chim-Chim [[{{SugarWiki/FunnyMoments}} knocking him out with a wrench.]]
** Sore thumb? It was an index finger, * Pops beating the stuffing out of a ninja and he stuck it in a hole in a piranha tank earlier in then kicking the movie. The look on his face at the time makes it pretty clear what happened to it...guy out of a window.


* Fresh from the 2008 ''Film/{{Speed Racer}}'' movie, this troper would like to put forth that the entire Racer family had a crowning moment during the fight scene in the snow covered mountains. Surprisingly, Pops is a badass.

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* Fresh from the 2008 ''Film/{{Speed Racer}}'' movie, this troper would like to put forth that the The entire Racer family had a crowning moment has one during the fight scene in the snow covered mountains. Surprisingly, Pops is a badass.


* This troper would also like to nominate the scene that immediately follows those two, where Speed hits his jump jacks, uses Mach 5 to take out one car in mid-air, ricochets away to take out a ''second'' car, before bouncing back down to the ground to continue driving, all without missing a beat. Even the two commentators are utterly aghast, with one of them asking in disbelief, "Did he really just do that?!"

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* This troper would also like to nominate the scene that immediately follows those two, where Speed hits his jump jacks, uses Mach 5 to take out one car in mid-air, which then ricochets away to take out a ''second'' car, car and save Taejo's life, before bouncing Mach 5 bounces back down to the ground to continue and continues driving, all without missing a beat. Even the two commentators are utterly aghast, with one of them asking in disbelief, "Did he really just do that?!"


** Surprisingly? Not twelve hours prior, Pops beat the stuffing out of a ninja and then kicked the guy out of a window. During the fight in the mountains, Pops is the only character who doesn't end up using a firearm. ''Because he doesn't need one to flatten multiple attackers''.

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** Surprisingly? Not twelve hours prior, Pops beat the stuffing out of a ninja and then kicked the guy out of a window. During the fight in the mountains, Pops is flattens multiple attackers while being the only character who doesn't ''doesn't'' end up using a firearm. ''Because he doesn't need one to flatten multiple attackers''.one''.


* This troper would also like to nominate the scene that immediately follows those twe two, where Speed hits his jump jacks, uses Mach 5 to take out one car in mid-air, ricochets away to take out a ''second'' car in mid-air, before bouncing back down to the ground to continue driving, all without missing a beat. Even the two commentators are utterly aghast, with one of them asking in disbelief, "Did he really just do that?!"

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* This troper would also like to nominate the scene that immediately follows those twe two, where Speed hits his jump jacks, uses Mach 5 to take out one car in mid-air, ricochets away to take out a ''second'' car in mid-air, car, before bouncing back down to the ground to continue driving, all without missing a beat. Even the two commentators are utterly aghast, with one of them asking in disbelief, "Did he really just do that?!"



--> '''Trixie:''' Oh my God. Was that really a ninja?

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--> '''Trixie:''' Oh my God. Was that really a ninja?



* The entire second act of the movie. The whole movie is fantastic, but it's the Casa Cristo race that gives us what we all wanted: Speed driving in the Mach 5 with all of the classic gadgets. This is more in line with the anime, with Speed and Racer X tearing it up across various landscapes and enviornments, right down to Speed wearing his anime outfit. The whole thing is solidified when, at the end, Speed cements his victory by leaping from the Mach 5 and striking that famous pose

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* The entire second act of the movie. The whole movie is fantastic, but it's the Casa Cristo race that gives us what we all wanted: Speed driving in the Mach 5 with all of the classic gadgets. This is more in line with the anime, with Speed and Racer X tearing it up across various landscapes and enviornments, environments, right down to Speed wearing his anime outfit. The whole thing is solidified when, at the end, Speed cements his victory by leaping from the Mach 5 and striking that famous pose


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** Surprisingly? Not twelve hours prior, Pops beat the stuffing out of a ninja and then kicked the guy out of a window. During the fight in the mountains, Pops is the only character who doesn't end up using a firearm. ''Because he doesn't need one to flatten multiple attackers''.


* This troper would also like to nominate the scene that immediately follows the above two, where Speed hits his jump jacks, uses Mach 5 to take out one car in mid-air, ricochets away to take out a ''second'' car in mid-air, before bouncing back down to the ground to continue driving, all without missing a beat. Even the two commentators are totally amazed, with one of them asking, "Did he really just do that?!"

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* This troper would also like to nominate the scene that immediately follows the above those twe two, where Speed hits his jump jacks, uses Mach 5 to take out one car in mid-air, ricochets away to take out a ''second'' car in mid-air, before bouncing back down to the ground to continue driving, all without missing a beat. Even the two commentators are totally amazed, utterly aghast, with one of them asking, asking in disbelief, "Did he really just do that?!"



--> '''Pops:''' Terrible what passes for a ninja these days.

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--> '''Trixie:''' Oh my God. Was that really a ninja?
--> '''Pops:''' More like a non-ja. Terrible what passes for a ninja these days.

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* This troper would also like to nominate the scene that immediately follows the above two, where Speed hits his jump jacks, uses Mach 5 to take out one car in mid-air, ricochets away to take out a ''second'' car in mid-air, before bouncing back down to the ground to continue driving, all without missing a beat. Even the two commentators are totally amazed, with one of them asking, "Did he really just do that?!"


* I'd argue the entire movie counts. For everybody in the movie, everybody not in the movie, and just filmmaking in general.
** Agreed. The Wachowskis had to have been incredibly devoted and loving fans to create the movie and render it in such excellent detail. From the candy-colored visuals, to the dizzying roller-coaster of the race scenes, to the way the casting, costumes, and make-up made such incredible live-action doubles of the animated cast. And the double-subversion with Racer X...They out Speed Racered Anime/SpeedRacer.
* The entire second act of the movie. The whole movie is fantastic, but it's the Casa Cristo race that gives us what we all wanted: Speed driving in the Mach 5 with all of the classic gadgets. This is more in line with the anime, with Speed and Racer X tearing it up across various landscapes and enviornments, right down to Speed wearing his anime outfit. The whole thing is soldified when, at the end, Speed cements his victory by leaping from the Mach 5 and striking that famous pose

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* I'd argue the entire movie counts. For everybody in the movie, everybody not in the movie, and just filmmaking in general.
** Agreed. The Wachowskis had to have been incredibly devoted and loving fans to create the movie and render it in such excellent detail. From the candy-colored visuals, to the dizzying roller-coaster of the race scenes, to the way the casting, costumes, and make-up made such incredible live-action doubles of the animated cast. And the double-subversion with Racer X...They out Speed Racered Anime/SpeedRacer.
* The entire second act of the movie. The whole movie is fantastic, but it's the Casa Cristo race that gives us what we all wanted: Speed driving in the Mach 5 with all of the classic gadgets. This is more in line with the anime, with Speed and Racer X tearing it up across various landscapes and enviornments, right down to Speed wearing his anime outfit. The whole thing is soldified solidified when, at the end, Speed cements his victory by leaping from the Mach 5 and striking that famous pose


* Spritle and Chim-Chim aren't just PluckyComicRelief. First of all, during the aforementioned battle in the snow-covered mountains, it's them that save the family by Spritle shooting a man with a toy gun and Chim-Chim throwing poop at him. Then, during the actual fight, they keep one man from getting a ''real'' gun by Spritle [[{{WeaksauceWeakness}} clapping on the man's sore thumb,]] [[{{GroinAttack}} kicking him in the nuts,]] [[{{EyeScream}} poking him in the eyes,]] and then Chim-Chim [[{{CrowningMomentOfFunny}} knocking him out with a wrench.]]

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* Spritle and Chim-Chim aren't just PluckyComicRelief. First of all, during the aforementioned battle in the snow-covered mountains, it's them that save the family by Spritle shooting a man with a toy gun and Chim-Chim throwing poop at him. Then, during the actual fight, they keep one man from getting a ''real'' gun by Spritle [[{{WeaksauceWeakness}} clapping on the man's sore thumb,]] [[{{GroinAttack}} kicking him in the nuts,]] [[{{EyeScream}} poking him in the eyes,]] and then Chim-Chim [[{{CrowningMomentOfFunny}} [[{{SugarWiki/FunnyMoments}} knocking him out with a wrench.]]

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* The entire second act of the movie. The whole movie is fantastic, but it's the Casa Cristo race that gives us what we all wanted: Speed driving in the Mach 5 with all of the classic gadgets. This is more in line with the anime, with Speed and Racer X tearing it up across various landscapes and enviornments, right down to Speed wearing his anime outfit. The whole thing is soldified when, at the end, Speed cements his victory by leaping from the Mach 5 and striking that famous pose

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