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Basic Trope: Someone whom is faster than everyone else.

  • Straight: No one can beat Eddie "Fastest Thing Alive" Speed in a race, it's just not possible.
  • Exaggerated: Eddie is so much faster than everyone else he outran them before they could move.
  • Downplayed: Eddie may be the fastest, but he always has to struggle to win and his competition is near equal to him.
  • Justified: Eddie is the fastest because he was involved in a science experiment/divine intervention/magic ritual no one else has been in, blessing him with superhuman speed.
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  • Inverted: Eddie is the slowest thing alive, everyone could beat him in a race.
  • Subverted: It looks like Eddie is faster than everyone else, but it turns out he's cheating in his races, he's not really that fast at all.
  • Double Subverted: Turns out all of Eddie's competition cheated the same way, so with everything even, Eddie's still the fastest!
  • Parodied: Eddie is the Fastest Thing Alive in his world, which consists only of turtle men. Behold his 4 mph top speed!
  • Zig Zagged: Eddie starts out normal, becomes the fastest, gets so fast he's going at light speed, isolates himself from his peers, then ends up losing his speed altogether, becoming the slowest man alive.
  • Averted: Eddie can go at average human speed.
  • Enforced: The executives demand Eddie be more competent, Eddie is rewritten as faster than anyone alive.
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  • Implied: Eddie beats every racer he goes up against and leaves no reasonable competition, so the audience assume no one must be faster than him.
  • Deconstructed:
    • Eddie's incredible speed isolates him from his peers, and makes people view him more as an idol than a person.
    • Eddie's super-speed tends to make him Too Fast to Stop.
    • While Eddie has the speed, stamina is a different story. He runs for maybe a mile before nearly collapsing from exhaustion.

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