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Do the numbers my friend
Flash traveled 70 miles, 250,000 times (AT LEAST because SOMETIMES he carried 2 people at a time SOMETIMES 1) in .00001 MICROseconds
That means he traveled AT LEAST 17,500,000 miles in less than a nanoseconds 0.01 nanosecond to be exact
light travels 1 foot per nanosecond
Flash traveled 17,500,000 miles in .01 nanoseconds
and this is LOWBALLING the feat as I am counting him carrying 2 people in each trip with out even considering the fact that He had to search for people inside buildings, this is not even a straight line feat, but a complex task ftl feat.
Flash is so fast that time virtually stops for him.
And yes the writer says a hair short of the speed of light but if this is true, then it means
1.-Writer has no idea what the speed of light is
2.- Light travels insanely faster in the DCU compared to our universe
This feat is only one of many, you wont defeat Flash at his game.
Flash is so fast that he can race himself at the same time.
A third reading, is that he was both faster and slower than the speed of light.
We know the Flash carried the Koreans at 'a hair breadth's short of the speed of light'.
But when he's running BACK into the city, empty handed, without anyone in his arms and when's he's not having to worry about civilians..he's running faster.
So, rather than assuming a constant speed (the speed that he carried them there = the speed he runs back into the city), he probably took a bit more care+time when he was carrying a little old Korean lady, than ramping it up to max gear when he's on his own.
He's making two trips, of 35 miles each (assuming the city is concentrated in 1 spot - this is grossly underestimating, as Chongjin is 104 square miles;http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chongjin). This would be for every rescue.
Last edited by DarkSaint85 on Feb 24th, 2014 at 03:31 PM
When did he NOT carry someone? Do you have a scan of this? Also, the writer clearly states he is going shy of the speed of light. It can't get any clearer than this. It's pretty obvious the writer doesn't know math, BUT, we can't exclude his intentions.
Actually, I found that calculation post and I did not recall it correctly. Putting the writer's statement aside for the moment, that city-emptying feat was much, MUCH faster than 500,000 cee. It is a good feat for the Flash (again, writer's wtf comment aside):
It's a shame the writer didn't realize what he was saying (or just didn't care).
Shinier than a speeding bullet.
Last edited by Mindship on Feb 24th, 2014 at 03:50 PM
Erm....when he's running back into the city. Seriously...he's EVACUATING, i.e., taking people OUT of the city.
So he runs into the city, empty handed, picks an old Korean granny up and her husband, and runs out of the city to a hill, 35 miles away. Under the speed of light.
Puts them down.
Now what, carver? Does he wish them to the hill? Or does he RUN BACK into the city? And when he runs back, does he carry the old elderly couple with him as well?
Read the scan again.
They were carried there (my emphasis). One at a time. Sometimes two. At a hair breadth's short of the speed of light.
So when he runs BACK into the city, in order to complete the entire operation in 0.0001 microseconds, he'd have to move faster than earlier, when he was under the speed of light. Really, it doesn't get any clearer than that.
"He can say it all he likes. We take feats above statements, because statements are fallible.
He's been shown physically moving faster than light, both before and after the reboot, on multiple occasions. You can believe that he shouldn't go faster than light. You can not like him doing it. The fact remains, though, that he has done it, and will most likely do it again based on the precedent set.
You can't debate something that factually happened on panel.
You're nitpicking to safe face for a ft. He said Flash was going shy of the speed of light. He didn't clarify what he was doing when he went this fast, nothing. He simply said Flash was going under the speed of light. He didn't have to tell us that, they were carried there, put down, ran back over to the city over the speed of light, carried the people back under the speed of light, etc...etc, thats half retarded to write all of that. He gave us a clear indication on how fast Flash was going. The writer doesn't have to break this down to a fraction of an inch for us to realize the speed the writer was throwing at our face.
Erm, he DOES clarify and say what he was doing....he was carrying them, one at a time, sometimes two. At that speed.
He doesn't HAVE to break it down, but I had to, in order to make you understand that both statements (the time taken/distance travelled, AND the 'hair breadth's short' statement) are not mutually exclusive.