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>speedster character loses fight to an ordinary human

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>speedster character loses fight to an ordinary human
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It's OK when ordinary human is Batman.
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>>77770169
Is this another Flash circlejerk?
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>>77770169
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>character knows karate
>is defeated in hand to hand combat by someone with superpowers

baloney
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>>77770452
>character can run fast
>doesn't die when he suddenly runs into things
>running fast apparently also mean he has SUPER PERCPTION
This is one of the few depictions where super speed isn't a lazy braindead deus ex super power
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>>77770169
Speedster character could not outsmart bullet.
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>>77770591
>scout players complain about every other class killing them on steam forums
>somehow the pyro is the only one that hasn't been nerfed to high hell or entirely reworked from this cause
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>>77770506
NOT THE BURGER!
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>>77770169
>Speedster character
>Travels faster than his reaction time and ability to process photons
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>>77770639
THAT'S WHAT YOU GET FOR RUNNING FAST INTO SHIT
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>>77770506
The bullshit extra powers are necessary for super speed to even be a power. As soon as the character is fast enough to outrun a car, he needs some other powers of durability or strength or whatever just so he doesn't give himself a whiplash or a concussion as soon as he stops.
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>>77770169
THIS SUCKS ON ICE!
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>>77770452
>black canary uses whitegrill karate to beat superboy
TRU Baloney (le crying ghetto man)
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>>77770506
>dues ex machina
I like using words I don't know the meaning of either, it's always so infracaninophile.
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>Street level hero beats god level had guy by punching him
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>>77770452
Yeah I'd believe that. I expect if an ordinary human hits superman it wouldn't be effective.
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>>77770169
>speedster loses fight to guy who throws fucking boomerangs
>guy with a gun anyone could use is a recurring character
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>speedster character loses fight to any non speedster that is anything short of reality warping powers
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>le attosecond man loses fight to a banana peel
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>>77772275
>oh no the character is stronger than me!
>oh wait I have super speed punch that has no negative effects on me!
>oh no the character has strong armor
>let me just SUPER SPEED VIBRATE through shit
>oh no bomb has exploded and destroyed the city
>no worries let just RUN SUPER FAST back in time
>
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>>77772331
No, dude, that made perfect sense. It was an ATOMIC POWERED banana peel.
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>>77772338
>barry! the woman you love is struggling through deep depression!
>LET ME RUN EVEN FASTER THAN THE SPEED OF SAD
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>>77772401
>let just RUN SUPER FAST back in time to stop whatever made her sad
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>>77770169
>speedster character loses a fight at all

The only way I can explain this is if they're speedster powers run out, or only give them a slight boost in reaction time. Like say, everyone is moving at 0.8 normal speed around them. Slower than usual, but still fast enough to fuck you up if you're not careful.

With usual speedster powers though it's ridiculous. Imagine fighting someone, anyone, who you perceive as moving in slow motion. So slow in fact that you could probably outpace their bullets with a brisk walk. How could you possibly lose to this ever? You could be a basement dwelling neckbeard with zero combat experience and still beat anyone if you have speedster powers. Just walk up to them, walk around the bullets they're firing and tip them over.
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>>77772389
And this is why rule #1 for speedsters is "Always try to stay below your current Orbital Velocity unless you absolutely need to go faster"
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>>77772389
>My nightmare is actually happening
>slipping on a banana peel
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>>77770452
>character knows karate
>all he ever does is throw punches and make silly noises
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>>77770169
To be fair most depictions of speedsters are nonconsistent and broken. I don't know why writers are so afraid of making their powers more limited instead of making them Gods then asspullings defeats.

If you make a character run fast,,,that's it, that's powerful enough and challenging enough.
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>>77770169
>what is a rope pulled tight at ankle height
>>77770182
>Batman
>not extraordinary
>>77770452
>karate
>not the plebest of pleb tier martial arts
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