It's obvious that the writer f*cked up there and I ruined a great feat for Wally but are you actually arguing that he was only referring to Wally running OUT of the city and not into it?
Like, if you're arguing that this is one way the feat could make sense, sure. If you're arguing that this was the intention of the writer, then I call shenanigans because that is one retarded assumption.
I'm arguing it as a way it makes sense. I thought my other posts made it clear - it marries both statements together, and everyone's happy.
Also makes sense, character wise. I THINK Flash (Wally) has gone on panel where he's carrying someone, and even though the Speed Force is protecting them, he still takes a bit of care when carrying them.
If you want to argue that it makes sense this way, that's fine, but trying to impose it on the scene as legitimate evidence is where I get a problem with it.
By that I mean, saying Wally will smoke Surfer because what the writer REALLY meant, even though the narration said the exact opposite, was that Wally was also running at hundreds of times faster then light when he wasn't carrying people. Inserting such crucial information into a scene is something I find troubling.
I just hate the idea of inserting in random shit to make a feat more in line with our sensibilities. What the f*ck is even the point of the discussion then?
Anyways, this thread presents a bit of an issue. Surfer has covered vast intergalactic distances in moments. Wally cannot compete with such sheer scale, due to being relatively earthbound. What makes matters worse is that for a long time, when he broke light, which in itself was a huge deal for much of his career, he started dimension hopping.
That being said, it's clear that in relative combat speed, Flash is on an entirely different level when he needs to be.
Last edited by Rage.Of.Olympus on Feb 24th, 2014 at 04:57 PM
1. He ran at hundreds of times the speed of light (using the time/distance/# of people that was explicitly given).
2. He ran under the speed of light (using the sentence that was explicitly given, a hair breadth's SHORT).
3. My way, where both are equally valid.
1 and 2 can't exist together. Carver and others will cling to the last narration box, Rao and others will cling to the first few. 35 pages later, this thread is closed.
Mine shortcuts all of them, and says both are right. Was the writer intending to do that? Hell no. But at least mine doesn't choose a side.
Of course, a 4th one is to throw it all out and say it is inadmissible, but Mindship was asking for a quantifiable feat, and this fitted the bill (I thought, anyway).
But see, it also straight out says he carried the population of 532,000 people 1,2 people at a time, 35 miles away, in 0.001 microseconds. That is a hell of a lot of quantified numbers. Population, fair enough - but specifically a hill 35 miles away, in that amount of time?
Ultimately, Flash has other feats - completing the race before it starts, outrunning Death, time travelling etc. I just threw this one out because it had lovely quantified numbers on there.
"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.
So please, move on."
Is as easy as that.
Flash Wins the race if this is straight up speed, if "shenanigans" are allowed then Surfer travels via wormhole and wins
Thank You Prof. T.C McAbe, You are Superman!
Last edited by Rao Kal El on Feb 24th, 2014 at 05:04 PM