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Flash Step
Ichigo's Bankai Shunpo
Ichigo Kurosaki (Bleach) using his Bankai's high speed combat in conjuncture with Shunpo to move at hyper speed.

Power/Ability to:

Use bursts of incredible speed.

The power to use bursts of speed allowing the user to move faster than the eye can track, making it appear as if they have teleported. Variation of Enhanced Speed.

Also Called

  • Body Flicker
  • Hirenkyaku (Flying Screen Feet)
  • Quick Step
  • Short-Range Teleportation
  • Shukuchi (Shrunken Earth)
  • Shunpo
  • Sonido (Sound)
  • Soru (Shave)
  • Teleport Dash
  • Zero Shift

Capabilities

User can perform a burst of speed that allows the user to move so fast it appears as if they have teleported (in some cases, the user actually does teleport short distances), many users can sustain only short dashes. In most cases the user is able to maneuver at the high speeds accurately and does not cause any shock or disturbance to the surface they stop on.

This technique is commonly used to dodge projectiles, move behind enemies, show off speed, get away from a fight, etc.

Techniques

  • Afterimage Creation: The user moves fast enough to leave an after image of themselves making it appear as if there are multiple of him or herself. The copies may appear still or be able to take action.
  • Air Dashing: The user moves with enough momentum and leg strength to dash through midair.
  • Double Jump: Applying enough leg strength to jump off ground level and flash stepping in the air.
  • Invisible Speed: Moving at such high speed that enemy eyes cannot keep up.
  • I'm behind you: User moves behind their target, then strikes.
  • Power Kicking: Moving at such powerful speed requires powerful legs, which provides deadly kicks.
  • Wallrunning: Gaining tremendous momentum to dash sideways on walls.

Associations

Limitations

  • Might want to be careful of any item, like a wall, that could get in the way unless user has a form of Intangibility.
  • May be tracked down by Precognition, or Energy Perception.
  • May not be able to perceive where they are during the movement.
  • May not be able to change directions during movement.
  • May only be able to use the technique within a certain range or time.
  • Users of Accelerated Probability may know where they are.
  • May get slowed down by Time Reduction.
  • Temporal Stasis will stop all movement.
  • The quick movements and the quick stops may put strain to the body, breaking bones, destroying internal organs, or the air pushing against ones chest could cause respiratory arrest. The speed moving could theoretically flay both skin and muscle from the bone.

Known Users

See Also: Flash Step

Manga/Anime

  • Soul Reapers (Bleach)
  • Quincy (Bleach)
  • Arrancar (Bleach)
  • Vizards (Bleach)
  • Fullbringers (Bleach)
  • Chiropterans (Blood+)
  • Joe Shimamura/Cyborg 009 (Cyborg 009)
  • Control (Corrector Yui)
  • Renamon (Digimon)
  • Rapidmon (Digimon)
  • Many fighters (Dragon Ball)
  • Racer (Fairy Tail)
  • Alucard (Hellsing)
  • Oaken Rider Odin (Kamen Rider)
  • Users of the Body Flicker Technique (Naruto)
  • Kuro (One Piece)
  • Users of Rokushiki: Soru (One Piece)
  • Monkey D. Luffy (One Piece)
  • Bartholomew Kuma (One Piece)
  • Moka Akashiya (Rosario + Vampire)
  • Tsukune Aono (Rosario + Vampire)
  • Kenshin Himura (Rurouni Kenshin)
  • Sojiro Seta (Rurouni Kenshin)
  • Blake Belladonna (RWBY)
  • Ruby Rose (RWBY)
  • Dororo (Sgt. Frog)
  • Death the Kid (Soul Eater)
  • Hiei (Yu Yu Hakusho)
  • Fein (Zatch Bell!)

Video Games

  • Yasha (Asura's Wrath)
  • Augus (Asura's Wrath)
  • Rayne (BloodRayne)
  • Uses of Shodowalk skill (Breath of Fire 3)
  • Alucard (Castlevania)
  • Lucifer (Dante's Inferno)
  • Ryu Hayabusa (Dead or Alive/Ninja Gaiden)
  • Dante (Devil May Cry)
  • Vergil (Devil May Cry)
  • Nero (Devil May Cry)
  • Corvo Attano (Dishonored)
  • Loz (Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children)
  • Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII)
  • Promethean Knights (Halo)
  • Kessler (Infamous)
  • Vampires (Infamous 2: Festival of Blood)
  • Sora (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Katarina (League of Legends)
  • Vanguards (Mass Effect)
  • Screaming Mantis (Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots)
  • Gene (Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops)
  • Kabal (Mortal Kombat)
  • Rain (Ninja Assassin)
  • Travis Touchdown (No More Heroes)
  • Shinobu (No More Heroes)
  • Albert Wesker (Resident Evil)
  • Pokémon who can use Quick Attack, Extreme Speed or Double Team (Pokémon)
  • Alex Mercer (Prototype)
  • Users with the Shadow Step skill (Punch Quest)
  • Dragonborn (Skyrim)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Shadow the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Biggyman (Splatterhouse 2010)
  • Fox McCloud (Star Fox/Super Smash Bros. Brawl)
  • Falco Lombardi (Star Fox/Super Smash Bros. Brawl)
  • Wolf O'Donnell (Star Fox/Super Smash Bros. Brawl)
  • Ibuki (Street Fighter)
  • Lloyd (The Legend of Dragoon)
  • Ghirahim (The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword)
  • Sho Minamomoto (The World Ends With You)
  • Viewtiful Joe (Viewtiful Joe)
  • Youmu Konpaku (Touhou Project)

Western Films/Series

  • Roger Smith (American Dad!)
  • Soul Eaters (Angel)
  • Penn (Angel)
  • Connor (Angel)
  • Angel/Angelus (Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel)
  • Buffy Summers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight)
  • Malik (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • The Flash (DC Comics)
  • Owen Mercer/Captain Boomerang (DC Comics)
  • Cassandra Cain (DC Comics)
  • Bree Davenport (Lab Rats)
  • Rev Runner (Loonatics Unleashed)
  • Spider-Man 2099 (Marvel Comics)
  • Catwoman (DC Comics)
  • Ronny Robinson (Power Rangers Operation Overdrive)
  • Emily Dinsmore (Smallville)
  • Clark Kent (Smallville)
  • Jedi (Star Wars)
  • Sith (Star Wars)
  • Palpatine (Star Wars)
  • Dash Parr (The Incredibles)
  • Agents (The Matrix)
  • Eris Fairies (The Troop)
  • Selene (Underworld)
  • Helena G. Wells (Warehouse 13)
  • Midnighter (Wildstorm)
  • Juliet Van Heusen (Wizards of Waverly Place)

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