Who are the top 10 Fastest Marvel Characters

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#1 Edited by americanspeeddemon (7524 posts) - - Show Bio

My List based on current Marvel Comics right now is probably something like this.

  1. Silver Surfer: MFTL+
  2. Composite Sentry: MFTL+
  3. Nova (Richard Rider): MFTL+
  4. Quasar: MFTL+
  5. Gladiator: MFTL
  6. Nova (Sam Alexander): FTL
  7. Spectrum: LS+
  8. Quicksilver: LS
  9. Ms. America Chavez: LS
  10. Northstar: 99.9% LS

Silver Surfer is consistently one of the fastest characters in comics. He has insane travel, reaction and even combat speed though he tends to job in this area. Richard Rider was recently claimed to be impossible to catch by Gladiator and Cosmic Ghost Rider. Quasar has out reacted even Nova and Silver Surfer on some occasions. Gladiator has Nanosecond reaction times and is at least a few dozen times faster than light. Sam is FTL and has been able to keep up with Richard Rider. Beta Ray Bill can percieve things at FTL speeds and can fly at speeds at least as fast as people like Thor. Spectrum can turn into light and casually moves at lightspeed. She also has a few FTL feats. Quicksilver has at this point about 3 Lightspeed or faster feats and it still able to circle the globe in seconds. Chavez has been seen moving while being viewed at lightspeed. She also reacted to a blitz from Spectrum. Northstar is at 99.9% the speed of light. He could potentially be above even Ms. America.

Honorable Mentions:

  • Makkari: Has had a few Flash tier feats but is very inconsistent and hasn't been impressive in years
  • The Runner: Really hasn't had any notable feats or appearances in years
  • Buried Alien: Same as above
  • Aurora: Stated as slightly slower than Northstar but is much less impressive
  • Beta Ray Bill/ Thor: Inconsistent but very fast in travel speed and have high tier reaction feats at times.

EDIT: Removed Beta Ray Bill and added Sentry. Sentry has been fast enough to disorient Thor with his top speed.

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#2 Posted by The_living_tribunal_24 (6689 posts) - - Show Bio

thor

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#3 Posted by jay_z94 (8451 posts) - - Show Bio

Honestly, Thor is probably the third fastest in travelling speed after Silver Surfer and The Runner.

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#4 Posted by Gracetrack (4812 posts) - - Show Bio

Beg your pardon, but what is "MFTL"? I gather FTL is "faster than light," but not sure about the M.

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#5 Posted by MajinBlackheart (9900 posts) - - Show Bio

Sam is faster than Rich

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#10 Posted by Rockette (6651 posts) - - Show Bio

When the Hell did Quicksilver hit light speed? I know he is a 100+ multi-mach level speedster, but light speed?!

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#11 Edited by ProfessorRespect (8785 posts) - - Show Bio

Runner with the Space Gem is likely one of the fastest characters in all of Marvel, casually outspeeding Surfer.

While he doesn't have a lot of feats, the fact is that he can move fast enough to warp space around him. Even without the Gem, he's still as fast as the Surfer himself, perhaps faster even.

I don't think guys like Quicksilver or Beta Ray are consistently FTL, however. They don't really go at those speeds.

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#15 Posted by ePStranger (20 posts) - - Show Bio

I would definitely put The Runner and Makkari up there, Also i like the good ol’ Buried Alien story.

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#16 Posted by Supermanthor (22700 posts) - - Show Bio

Damn sentry is that fast

Didn't knew that

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#18 Edited by Michaelbn (3084 posts) - - Show Bio
FASTEST
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#19 Posted by APEX_pretador (21481 posts) - - Show Bio

@americanspeeddemon: gladiator is definitely faster than sentry, in both travel and combat.

He was able to fly multiple galaxies in a blink recently. Also he flew 200 light years in a few minutes. In another showing, he was flying at 100x light speed.

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#21 Posted by MajinBlackheart (9900 posts) - - Show Bio

Gladiator is also so fast when time was basically frozen he sped up to match the FF at normal speeds. He did that for days.

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#22 Posted by Nathaniel_Adam (3874 posts) - - Show Bio

From what I‘ve heard and know Surfer, Nova and Sentry are pretty fast.