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  • The Scotsman from Samurai Jack is about three times Jack's size and tough as nails but is easily capable of matching Jack's speed and strength, fighting him to a standstill for three days and nights.
    • Don't forget the Minions of Set. Despite having hugely overbuilt upper bodies, very short, slender legs and enough weight to make the ground rumble beneath their feet, they are extremely fast and agile. Jack is so overwhelmed by the way they constantly jump around in combat he can hardly tell what direction their attacks are coming from.
    • Season 5 introduced the Daughters of Aku. They've been put through Training from Hell to go up against the likes of Jack. They're ambush on the samurai give him a run for his money as they ran circles around him (dodging bullets from his machine gun) whilst barraging through his armor piece by piece, and decked him so hard he got sent flying. Although as dangerous as they were as a group one of each were easily incapacitated and later killed by Jack because he's more of an experienced and tactical combatant. Ashi stands out from her sisters the most as shown in episode 7 where she totally decimates an entire army of Orcs(she grabs the first one while mashing through multiple ones down a cliffside) as well as defeating her own mother who was probably her most challenging fight besides Jack.
  • Code Lyoko:
    • Ulrich is a speedster, but also the heaviest hitter of the group and has excellent defense with his katana.
    • William count too, as he's even faster than Ulrich with his Super Smoke power, and wield his BFS with terrible power and speed.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic:
    • Rainbow Dash can break the sound barrier and stand her own in a fight.
    • Applejack is physically the strongest of the Mane 6, able to easily buck apples off of trees or hit a high striker so hard its bell flies off, and she also has a very fast running speed. Rainbow Dash even admitted during her "Hot Minute" clip that she and Applejack raced each other completely fairly, meaning with Rainbow Dash not using her wings to cheat like she did in "Fall Weather Friends," Applejack might have beaten her.
    • In the season 4 finale, Twilight Sparkle becomes this trope. With the combined magic of the three most powerful alicorns in Equestria, in addition to her own, Twilight goes toe to toe with Big Bad Lord Tirek, who has the power of literally everyone else in the country... and she gains the upper hand, simultaneously overpowering them *and* moving with great speed, when not simply teleporting at a moment's notice. There's some signs that she can do this even without All Your Powers Combined, but doesn't usually press herself in this way.
  • Aang by the end of Avatar: The Last Airbender. Although you would expect the short-statured and physically-unimposing airbender to be more of a Fragile Speedster, mastering the other three elements really shores up his weak points. Being able to summon a shield of earth or ice or a blast of fire boosts his effective offense and defense considerably.
    • His successor, Korra, is even more of one, which shouldn't be surprising given that she's the result of the world's most intrinsically-talented bender being raised from childhood in multiple forms of martial arts. Even without the Avatar State, she's able to overpower just about everyone, and one she starts learning airbending, she becomes just as adept at evasion as she is at tanking hits.
      • The same could be said for many of the villains. Amon is an extremely agile and nimble fighter with the strength to take down even the most skilled benders with no sweat, Vaatu's massive size amd damaging power definitely doesn't reflect his speed, just like other spirits and Unalaq moves extremely fast & hits very hard.
  • Optimus Prime in Transformers: Generation 1, if the tech specs are anything to go by. Compared to the rest of the Ark crew, he matches or outpaces other characters who are considered specialists - among other things, he's stronger and tougher than Brawn, just behind Bluestreak in firepower, and every bit as fast as Windcharger. When you're a truck and the only character who can outrun you is a jet fighter, you know you're lightning-fast.
  • In Castlevania all vampires can move faster than the eye can track, hit with enough strength smash skulls like watermelons and can shrug off almost any attack with the obvious exceptions of holy weapons and attacks. However the biggest examples of this trope are Dracula and his son Alucard who are both so strong and fast, they actually create actual shock waves while fighting like they're from DBZ.
    • The sole human example is Trevor Belmont, who moves fast enough to dodge arrows as well as an eye beam from a Cyclops, strong enough to go One-Man Army against an entire army of demons (armed with only two sticks) and Trevor is tough to survive getting smashed by a Minotaur as well as take a beating from Dracula himself.
  • Steven Universe: features Garnet, who's both superhumanly agile and a top-class bruiser. Her footwork and movement speeds are comparable to Pearl and Amethyst, and she's also the offensive heavyweight of the Crystal Gems. This makes sense as she's a fusion of Ruby and Sapphire.
    • Fittingly, in the season one finale, she's paired against another Lightning Bruiser: Jasper, who's absurdly strong and has an ability that lets her rush forwards at high speeds. She actually suffers defeat when Garnet uses her momentum against her- by catching her mid-charge and redirecting her into the core of the ship they're on.
    • Yellow Diamond is an absolutely gigantic gem, who not only covers a lot of ground with each stride, but has a similar dash-ability to Garnet. She's also got immense strength, and has a ranged attack that destabilizes gems. When she finally enters battle, she and Blue Diamond wipe the floor with the Crystal Gems.
  • Megatron from Transformers Prime is Large and in Charge, and just as strong as he looks. The most terrifying thing about him however is his speed, and he made sport of many a Mighty Glacier through his run.
  • Zeb from Star Wars Rebels is the physically strongest member of the team, and is also very fast and acrobatic.
  • The Real Ghostbusters: The Bog Hound is a huge four eyed irish Hellhound frightening enough to send lions, tigers and leopards up a tree like scared housecats, strong enough to smash through brick wall without slowing down, fast enough to chase down speeding cars and tear them asunder and agile enough to dodge the ghostbusters proton streams. In the end it takes some quick thinking on Egon's part to trap it.


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