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Monday, 19 September 2016

The Fastest People on Screen

We all love the idea of having a superpower and there are a range of super-human abilities seen on TV and in the movies.  One of the most popular powers depicted on screen has to be super speed, from comic book characters like The Flash to Disney’s Dash from The Incredibles. To celebrate the release of The Flash: The Complete Second Season on Blu-ray and DVD now, we’re taking a look at some of our favourite, fastest characters:

Quicksilver (X-Men Apocalypse)
We last saw Quicksilver portrayed by Evan Peters in the latest X-Men adventure, X-Men: Apocalypse. In this interpretation, Peter Maximoff is an American teenager and mutant with the ability to move, think, and perceive at supersonic speeds. Having been recruited by Wolverine, we find out he is the son of infamous mutant, Magneto. Quicksilver is also played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Pietro Maximoff in Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Dash (The Incredibles)
The youngest of our quick characters, Dash is the 10 year-old son of Mr Incredible and Elastagirl (AKA Mrs Incredible) of Disney’s The Incredibles. He’s a reckless and cheeky character who tends to get himself in trouble, especially for using his powers when he isn’t supposed to at school.

Agents (The Matrix)
Agents, who usually work as a trio, are guardians of the Matrix. They possess the extraordinary power of being able manipulate their surroundings; this includes superhuman strength and the ability to move quickly enough to dodge incoming bullets. However, they have their limitations as they can’t perform any other actions outside the boundaries of their programming.

Deathstroke (Arrow)
DC’s notorious assassin features in the TV series, Arrow, where he is portrayed by Manu Bennett, though he is often seen as one of Nightwing’s and Batman’s nemeses. Deathstroke is known for having superhuman strength, speed, agility, and durability. The villain has also appeared in Smallville and more recently, it has been announced that Joe Manganiello will play Deathstroke for the DC Extended Universe film series.

Superman (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice)
Superman is without doubt one of the most powerful superheroes of all time, last seen on screen when played by Henry Cavill in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. He is capable of moving, reacting, running and flying at superhuman speeds, though not fast as the Flash on a planet, Superman can fly at speeds faster than light.

The Flash (The Flash)
Barry Allen, played by Grant Gustin, is a Central City police forensic scientist leading a reasonably happy life. However, this all changes when a massive particle accelerator accident creates a dark matter storm that strikes the forensic scientist — bestowing him with super-speed and making him the fastest man alive.

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