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Taylor doesn't trust people to do what's good for everyone else. Why should she, when she can see in vivid slow motion how people go about their lives slighting and snubbing people just because they can? And if no one is going to do what's good for others, then... maybe she has to pick up the slack. When you can be in Manhattan for breakfast and Paris for brunch, the smaller problems aren't really worth worrying about. It's the bigger problems that need to be worried about, but those can often be solved by the right application of force. Force is equal to mass times acceleration though, and while Taylor might not have the most mass... she has a lot of acceleration.
Synopsis for A Speeding Bullet

(Faster Than) A Speeding Bullet (though largely referred to by its short-hand: A Speeding Bullet) is a Worm Alternate Universe Fic written by Alpha Zerg in which Taylor triggers not with the abilities of the Queen Administrator Shard, but the power to go fast. Very, very, very fast.

(Faster Than) A Speeding Bullet provides examples of:

  • Adaptational Angst Downgrade: While the trio still bullied Taylor here, she doesn't fear them and is less bothered by their attempts to torment her.
  • Adaptational Superpower Change: As befits an "alt-power" story, Taylor has the ability to move at Super-Speed rather than the Queen Administrator shard's power that let her control bugs.
  • Adaptation Name Change: Rather than Skitter, Taylor goes by Zoom since her powers in this fic are speed based and not insect based.
  • Bullet Time: In the first chapter alone, Taylor's perspective of the world slows to a crawl and she deflects bullets in a way that would make Quicksilver proud.
  • Dull Surprise: When Taylor explains to her father that she now has powers and shows them off, Danny's only reaction can be summed up as "That explains so much." and not much else. Though he gets more reactive as Taylor further explains everything to him.
  • Fastest Thing Alive: Taylor is second only to Legend in regards to top speed.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: Taylor's super speed makes certain things this:
    • Taylor can casually stop by the Library of Congress for a quick read.
    • Taylor can keep villains from getting broken out by moving them very far away faster than they can blink - Oni Lee was turned in at the Los Angeles Protectorate.
  • Mundane Utility: Taylor takes full advantage of her speedster powers to do basic tasks like finish all her chores and homework in mere seconds.
  • Omniglot: Downplayed. Taylor has taken to learning multiple languages as a pass time. She's shown to be proficient in French among others.
  • Super-Reflexes: Taylor, in addition to her speed, also possesses the reflexes needed to use them. Everything around her moves in slow motion whenever she's running.
  • Super-Speed: Taylor's main power is that she can move insanely fast at a level far surpassing any other cape. According to the author in the story's thread, her casual cruising speed is about Mach 60 and her maximum possible speed is 99% the speed of light.