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Subj: Karate Kid
Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 at 07:45:37 pm EDT
Reply Subj: Re: Faster than the Flash? (JLA #10 spoiler)
Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 at 07:41:38 pm EDT

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> > > > 11. What does Karate Kid mean when he says, “No, you’re not,” after Wally says, “I’m faster than anyone”? Who does KK think is faster?
> >
> > > Barry Allen.
> >
> > Nope. He means himself because he was able to "duck the lightning" and not get fried.
> >
> He's got great reflexes, but a Speed Force user should be even faster to the point where thinking is at light speed or faster.
> Like the rest of his Legion, Val is just a bag of really hot air that is filled by being from the future with high technology and chronal timeline knowledge.

Not really. KK has gone toe-to-toe with Monel and was shown as being just as quick in regards to reflexes. So that's not just KK being a windbag, he has the speed to back it up.
I do believe that any Flash in terms of raw speed would be faster though.

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> I do believe that any Flash in terms of raw speed would be faster though.

And I, of course, agree. Val was just talking about that instant. Had Val's comment been made in a movie/tv show/animated series, the audience would have known what he meant and they would have laughed out loud.

"Probably the most famous speech from the GREEN LANTERN/GREEN ARROW story is the black guy coming up to Green Lantern and saying 'You helped the green guys, you helped the purple guys, you helped the blue guys. What have you done for the black guys?' And my answer would have been, I saved the world 15,000 times, duh. I didn't go out to save the white guys, I saved the world. So get off my back."
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