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    Something that's so much in fashion any more but it's worth noting in case you don't know anime/manga.

    "Shunpo" or "Flash Step" movement: This refers to the common trope in anime and manga of having characters who fight and move by literally seeming to disappear and reappear in front of other characters. Obviously this is in no way a uniform thing but there was certainly a time when this in common parlance. The terms Shunpo and Flash Step are the Japanese and English names for the high speed movement technique used in the series Bleach which caused the phrase to be coined back when it was extremely popular.

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    Isn't the gimmick with Shunpo that it's moving really fast, but they aren't actually able to react at those speeds? So if you knew where people were going to go with Shunpo you could trip them on the way or something? Rather than Legit super speed like Quick Silver or Flash (most of the time anyway).
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    Is Spider-Man vs Firelord (SMvFL) still a thing worth mentioning?

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    Actually official board terms are not really shorthands in the same sense as the ones in this thread. By which I mean that the terms explained here to refer to things can change freely from user to user without trouble.

    Also it would be redundant to cover it in this thread when it's already covered in the rules.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The MunchKING View Post
    Isn't the gimmick with Shunpo that it's moving really fast, but they aren't actually able to react at those speeds? So if you knew where people were going to go with Shunpo you could trip them on the way or something? Rather than Legit super speed like Quick Silver or Flash (most of the time anyway).
    The term was only used as shorthand.

    To answer your question, different manga have different variants on the Shunpo trick and have different rules to it.

    Negima's Ground Contractor doesn't allow for super speed fighting, it's burst movement pure and simple.

    Bleach's Shunpo did allow for action to be taken at high speed as noted by Byakuya breaking Ichigo's sword and slashing him a couple of times all in an instant.

    One Piece's Soru didn't seem to allow for in movement speed attacks.

    Fumon Tonkou from Shaman King did allow for legit super speed fighting.

    The list goeth on.

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    No Curbstomp?
    Probably a good one.

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    Wonder if a situation where a character will (apparently) always win if they have prep time should be called Batprep? Owning to the character it generally gets connected to. Might need a more detailed explanation but that's my take.
    Well...Bruce with Prep generally isn't considered invincible around here. We'd have to call it 'Doom-prep' or 'Reed-prep' or the like, and they're still not invincible. So this one I'll probably skip.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nik Hasta View Post
    Something that's so much in fashion any more but it's worth noting in case you don't know anime/manga.

    "Shunpo" or "Flash Step" movement: This refers to the common trope in anime and manga of having characters who fight and move by literally seeming to disappear and reappear in front of other characters. Obviously this is in no way a uniform thing but there was certainly a time when this in common parlance. The terms Shunpo and Flash Step are the Japanese and English names for the high speed movement technique used in the series Bleach which caused the phrase to be coined back when it was extremely popular.
    Is this common in use hereabouts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharpandpointies View Post
    Well...Bruce with Prep generally isn't considered invincible around here. We'd have to call it 'Doom-prep' or 'Reed-prep' or the like, and they're still not invincible. So this one I'll probably skip.
    What about Thanos prep? Guy did make a Galactus version of himself :P.
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    Every time you say the name of some kind of nonsense martial art, an angel gets its wings, and Val Armorr learns the martial art, retroactively founds it, then super karates the angel unconscious with it.

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    Thing is, it's not a term we use around here.

    I'm not going to go stuffing new terms into the 'dictionary'; this is to help clarify jargon, not add to it.
    Why Are We Here?, by Pendaran

    "...the Myths Transformed version of the legendarium, in which the Moon is Melkor's attempt to make his own Arda with blackjack and hookers."
    - Estrecca

    "...dropping an orca whale made of fire on your enemies is a pretty strong opening move."
    - Nik Hasta

    "[Kent] Nelson was nearly invariably presented as the guy who, barring the Spectre, made everyone else generally gasp and go "Doctor Fate don't shiv, he balls nasty.", even Superman."
    - Pendaran

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharpandpointies View Post
    Thing is, it's not a term we use around here.

    I'm not going to go stuffing new terms into the 'dictionary'; this is to help clarify jargon, not add to it.
    And it is appreciated. And should be stickied really. Get your mod status back and get on that ^_^.
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    Physically grabbing an released Black Hole to stop it is like throwing a sandwich at Galactus to stop him.
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    I stand by my belief of Toriyama seeing a certain match online and going "Oh Yeah?!"
    Quote Originally Posted by Pendaran View Post
    Every time you say the name of some kind of nonsense martial art, an angel gets its wings, and Val Armorr learns the martial art, retroactively founds it, then super karates the angel unconscious with it.

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    Or we could bug Guy1 and the Watcher to sticky it.

    Would be more likely to happen that way.
    Why Are We Here?, by Pendaran

    "...the Myths Transformed version of the legendarium, in which the Moon is Melkor's attempt to make his own Arda with blackjack and hookers."
    - Estrecca

    "...dropping an orca whale made of fire on your enemies is a pretty strong opening move."
    - Nik Hasta

    "[Kent] Nelson was nearly invariably presented as the guy who, barring the Spectre, made everyone else generally gasp and go "Doctor Fate don't shiv, he balls nasty.", even Superman."
    - Pendaran

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharpandpointies View Post
    Ringer (often used incorrectly) - In Rumbles parlance, a Ringer is someone who breaks the 'comic book peak human threshold' without being a metahuman, for whatever reason. The important thing is the lack of enhancement from anything - they achieve this level simply through natural abilities and specialized training. Cassandra Cain, Shang Chi, Elektra, Daredevil, all would be considered 'ringers' with regards to their speed. Classic Wilson Fisk demonstrates durability and strength FAR beyond anything shown by a Comic Book Peak Human, and would rightly be considered a Ringer for those characteristics. The term is sometimes incorrectly used to qualify someone faster than a peak human but slower than a bullet-timer.
    So basically anyone who is a normal human but really isn't?

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    Wasn't there one called "skyscraper buster" or something?

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    Plot-induced strength?

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    Street Leveler?
    Quote Originally Posted by The Drunkard Kid View Post
    Physically grabbing an released Black Hole to stop it is like throwing a sandwich at Galactus to stop him.
    Quote Originally Posted by Len Ikari145 View Post
    I stand by my belief of Toriyama seeing a certain match online and going "Oh Yeah?!"
    Quote Originally Posted by Pendaran View Post
    Every time you say the name of some kind of nonsense martial art, an angel gets its wings, and Val Armorr learns the martial art, retroactively founds it, then super karates the angel unconscious with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melab View Post
    So basically anyone who is a normal human but really isn't?
    Pretty much.

    Quote Originally Posted by Melab View Post
    Wasn't there one called "skyscraper buster" or something?
    Mountain buster, moon buster, planet buster, etc. Basically has the capacity to hit hard enough with whatever they use to break that kind of thing.

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    Plot-induced strength?
    Don't really remember this one.

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    Street Leveler?
    Probably good.
    Why Are We Here?, by Pendaran

    "...the Myths Transformed version of the legendarium, in which the Moon is Melkor's attempt to make his own Arda with blackjack and hookers."
    - Estrecca

    "...dropping an orca whale made of fire on your enemies is a pretty strong opening move."
    - Nik Hasta

    "[Kent] Nelson was nearly invariably presented as the guy who, barring the Spectre, made everyone else generally gasp and go "Doctor Fate don't shiv, he balls nasty.", even Superman."
    - Pendaran

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