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How could a speedster function in real life. Part 1:Acceleration

Accelerating a human body of mass 100 kg to Mach 5 in 1 to 10 seconds requires applying a force on it between 17 and 170 kN, or between 17 and 170 times its own weight. No human body can resist those ...
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How could a speedster function in real life. Part 1:Acceleration

They can't. There are many problems with this but the simplest is energetic. An object in motion has a kinetic energy equal to one-half its mass times its velocity squared. Mach 5 is about 1700 m/s, ...
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Insane reaction time

Yes. The speed of sound in water is 1500 meters/sec, so if the sound of the rifle travels into the water and overtakes him, and he could percieve the sound as a slight pressure wave, he could deduce ...
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Insane reaction time

The only "advantage" your superman will have is that he gets to feel the projectile's arrival and any subsequent damage in much finer detail than a normal human would. Consider the ...
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I have a superpower that no-one can say "no" to me. How can I get informed consent?

best described as perfect pheromones Only date people with complete anosmia. Going farther so that this is not just a comment-as-an-answer: if you really fall for someone and they are willing to ...
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Insane reaction time

No Credit to @AlexP who answered this in a comment. The projectile is moving faster than sound, and therefore is moving faster than a pressure wave propagates through air. The first sign your ...
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Do humans have sufficient internal energy for the power of flight?

I suggest your metahuman be able to internally convert mass to energy, in particular minute amounts of the waste building that would otherwise be excreted. Poo-powered Superman for the win!
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Do humans have sufficient internal energy for the power of flight?

I weigh 265#. I can also dead-lift 265#. If I strap my hands, I can hold the weight for about 30 seconds before muscles (arms, shoulders, legs...) start giving out. Let's use this as implicit proof ...
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Do humans have sufficient internal energy for the power of flight?

We know that normal human muscles can generate enough power for flight because human-powered flying machines exist. If your superpower was limited to only metabolic energy, it would function as a ...
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Do humans have sufficient internal energy for the power of flight?

I wouldn't recommend drawing the energy from internal sources, as cooling your core or stealing cellular energy will very quickly have negative consequences. Your body may be able to simply increase ...
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Least advantageous sport for individuals with super strength?

Running. The frequency of the legs moving is bound to the frequency of the free swing of the leg, bent in the knee and the ankle as for running. So, even the great change of strength ( for example, ...
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Least advantageous sport for individuals with super strength?

Competitive ballroom dancing. Your speed literally means nothing if your partner can't keep up, and even if they could, you wouldn't be in time with the song. And there's only one situtation where ...
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Least advantageous sport for individuals with super strength?

Archery You do need some strength to be able to draw properly. But with all the leverage and gimmicks from modern compound bows - specially those gadgets used in the olympics - having that extra ...
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Least advantageous sport for individuals with super strength?

League of legends or Counterstrike Esports.... or chess or Tai Chi because you get arrested by the CCP if you actually defeat your grandmasters or Hema... cause it's super easy killing a nerd dressed ...
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Humans can now fly. What happens to the transportation industry?

Obviously not too much would happen to the transportation industry. Only see, how much are people ready to pay to avoid simple walking. Even pizza service guys are prefering various motorized bikes ...
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