"Wait, wait, almost finished."
"Candace, you stayed up all night just to finish that book?"
"No, no. We finished the whole collection."
― Candance Flynn and Lawrence Fletcher (Phineas and Ferb)
"You have read enough fantasy novels to choke a hippogriff!"
― Bart Simpson (The Simpsons)

The power to read at an inhumanly fast level. Technique of Literary Manipulation.

Also Called

  • Gale-Force Reading
  • Speed Reading


The user can read at unrealistic speeds while still retaining all of the information read. They have intuitive knowledge on how to pronounce any word in a language that they know.


  • Can quickly and thoroughly analyze large amounts of information.
  • Can read a large book within seconds.
  • Know how to read any word.



  • May not be able to understand what you read.
  • Some users may develop slight headaches.
  • May only be able to retain information temporarily.

Known Users

  • The Doctor (Doctor Who)
  • Users of Gale-Force Reading Glasses (Fairy Tail)
  • Samuel (Fairy Tail)
  • Kid Of Padre (Los Protegidos)
  • Haruka Koumi (Rail Wars)
  • Jack O'Neill (Stargate SG-1); when wearing the Atanik armband
  • Daniel Jackson (Stargate SG-1); when wearing the Atanik Armband
  • Superman/Clark Kent (DC Comics)
  • The Flash (DC Comics)
  • Chloe Sullivan (Smallville); when under Brainiac's influence
  • Ozymandias (Watchmen)
  • WordGirl (WordGirl)
  • The Lone Wanderer (Fallout 3)
  • The Courier (Fallout New Vegas)
  • Dylan Piper (Halloweentown)
  • Data (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
  • Lore (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
  • Rohit Mehra (Krrish series)
  • Users of the Stream (Outer Limits)
  • Aika Tenkuubashi (Shomin Sample)
  • Kyouko Toshino (Yuru Yuri)
  • Twilight Sparkle (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic)
  • Unnamed player character (Foreign Creature 2)