Believe it or not, I was actually thinking about this a couple of days ago with "The Flash." How does he make sharp 90 degree turns? How does he stop on a dime? It breaks the laws of physics. Must be something to do with the "Speed Force." (For the record...yes, I know it's comic book-dom and physics don't necessarily apply to fictional characters...but still something that crosses my mind on occasion.)
Teleport was my travel power of choice for my gunner toon. He didn't actually have any powers, so I attributed it technology. Combining Teleportation and Hover led to some truly magnificent shenanigans.
I do believe that
I had an Assassin-Type Character in CoH which I made a teleporter - it just fits in my eyes
- of course hovering is nice to add though I did get along anyway and won´t mind either way.
Well about the Flash
- yep, was one of my favorites in young days since for me there where only to ways of existence - running or sleeping
(ok I admit sometimes I had to sit too - for example during dinner
Anyway, I know what you mean and actually I agree with you about Physics and the only fitting explanation would be the Speed Force! I, by the way, don´t think that it is wrong to think about stuff like that from time to time. For one it simply can be fun thinking about it but beside that I don´t really think that an alternate universe should have scientific anarchy. I do write Fantasy and SciFi myself, so I have thought about that quite a lot myself. The thing for me is, that our laws of nature and physics do not necessarily need to work for a fictional universe. But for a story to have emotions and be understandable there still need to be some kind of rules and the reader needs to be able to understand them!
So, as to my favorite example, when there is a certain speel responsible for a Fireball than there need to be a Fireball when the Magician who brought him up the first time at the second time too and not maybe an iceblade. Basically said - same conditions must lead to the same outcome (whatever that is is up to the writer
And therfore I believe any kind of scientific laws are fair game for the creative team - but they need to be defined somehow
and with the Flash I think it kind of depends on the writer since I remember stories where he did like you mentioned pretty much turn on the spot and in other occasions it actually looked like when he needed to stop he actually had a certain distance which he kind of slided before actually standing motionless
Anyway I really am looking forward to it
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