People seem to have a poor concept of speed and time so I did a little math for fun and thought some people might like to know this info for fun.
Lets take the flash or the speed of light for example.
If the flash was standing 1 meter thats 3 feet in front of someone and was able to hit them at the speed of light (in air) not a vacuum, then he could hit them about 299,702,547 times a second. And thats if he moved his hands all the way back to hit as hard as he can for every hit...
So how many times could zoom hit someone in the same situation?
Well even after flash took all the other other speedsters speed force according to Flash, Zoom is still just a blur.
So Flash + Bart + Jay + Jess combine speed and Zoom was still faster..
Well lets say Zoom is 5 times faster than light but he is problibly faster than that but lets just say 5....
If he was standing 3 feet away from someone he could hit them around 1,498,512,735 times per second.
Thats like a a billion five hundred million times a second he could punch someone...... ( in only 1 second.)
Also something interesting to add to this. I have no idea how zoom or flash might perceive time but just to get an idea of it. If they perceived each one of those hits as taking 1 second to them, than 1 second to us would be 3.468 days to the flash and 1 second to zoom would be 47.517 years to zoom operating at those speeds... lol
So 1 second to Flash is about 3 days and 11 hours to him.
And 1 second to zoom would be 47 years.
Last edited by Vanlore on Mar 7th, 2009 at 04:57 PM
Well like i said. It would depend on how they perceive time at the speed they are operating but the key word is operating (Relative) to us.. so in reality a second to us could seem like a long time to them... that is why you seem them carrying on conversations with each other with the rest of the world on pause.
If flash is operating at that speed and he perceived time ..his hits as taking one second to him and another person was operating 50x as fast and they perceive the time of there hits as being one second then the perception of time would be different for each of them. Not the unit...
Last edited by Vanlore on Mar 8th, 2009 at 01:37 PM
Imagine flash counting to 10 seconds while he is operating at the speed of light. Well he counted to 10 and to him it seemed like 10 seconds went by but we know that not even 1 second has past because he is operating at a the speed of light.
Its not the actual unit of time that changes but the perception of time.
Imagine you and flash playing hide and go seek and he is going to use his powers to play. Yall both are going to count to 10. Well he would count to 10 secs at the speed he is operating at and you count to 10. Well it would not seem like he counted at all to you but he could swear up and down that to him he counted 10 seconds. So its the perception of time that would change not the actual unit so everything I have said would be correct.
Just putting this out there, Zoom isn't fast at all. He's a cool character, but he's not truly a speedster. He f'd up on the Cosmic Treadmill, and now he can control time relative to himself. So he's not fast, he's just making everyone else slow, so slow that he seems to move at intense speeds that are greater than even Wally West, the fastest speedster ever.
I really should have named this the "capability" forum instead of the respect forum. Because a respect thread doesn't preclude (respectful) debate on a character. I dislike the reports I get every time someone says something not-so-nice about a character in their thread. If it's not intended as overt trolling/bashing/etc. it is more than ok.
That said, the needless animosity is obvious. Don't let it continue, or there will be consequences.