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Afterimage

Jackie Chun tries to overwhelm Tenshinhan with his speed

Introduction

An afterimage is an artistic effect where a character appears to leave faint silhouettes behind them, which are often transparent, like a ghost. These are usually used to emphasize fast movement, and are often used in combat to mislead opponents as to the actual location of the user. It naturally occurs when a character is moving too quickly for the eye to track accurately, causing the brain to incorrectly process these images. At best, the only speed such feats can qualify for in themselves is in the Subsonic range - some people may claim that afterimages mean a character is moving faster than light, but that is both faulty reasoning and an outlier for many characters regardless.

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  • Afterimage speed

    2 messages
    • So I Have been wondering about this for a while and, I was curious, how much speed does a character have if he can create afterimages? I mean...
    • Shake your hand really fast in front of your face. You just created afterimages. Afterimages are less speed and more how easily tricked the hu...
  • The Purpose of Afterimage Creation?

    6 messages
    • I guess, but I still find it pretty weird.
    • Well, since the question has been answered, I will close this thread.