The Surfer with his board moving at FTL speeds


An abbreviation that stands for Faster Than Light. Basically, anyone who is FTL should not be fucked with. It should be noted that there are two categories under this: Marginally FTL and Massively FTL. People who fall under the marginal categories are those who have dodged lasers and other light speed attacks. People who are considered Marginally FTL+ can move at ten times the speed of light and above. Massively FTL refers to people who can go multiple times the speed of light, usually one hundred times (the Cosmic Inflation Speed) and above. Massively FTL+ refers to people who can move at ten thousand times the speed of light (the Quantum Interaction Speed) and above.


Examples include:

- Anyone with the word "Superman" in their name (There are a few notable exceptions)
- Dark Schneider from Bastard!!
- Gold Saints from Saint Seiya
- Light Hawk Wing users from Tenchi Muyo!
- Most Sailors from Sailor Moon
- Many Stands from Jojo's Bizarre Adventure
- Most Marvel and DC characters that are Herald level or above
- Overlord Zetta and some other characters from the Nipponverse
- Pyron from Darkstalkers
- Super Sonic and Super Shadow from Sonic the Hedgehog
- Stupendous Man from Calvin and Hobbes
- Takanuva and potentially any Toa of Light from Bionicle
- Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann and the Anti-Spiral from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
- Yuri Hyuga from Shadow Hearts
- Beerus and Whis from Dragon Ball

Characters that have been mentioned or claimed to be Faster Than Light when they are not:

- GetBackers characters
- Haku from Naruto
- Kirin from 666 Satan
- Kizaru from One Piece (Kizaru is lightspeed, not FTL)
- Mai-Otome characters
- Marco and Rayleigh from One Piece
- Raditz and other characters from the Dragon Ball series
- Samurai Deeper Kyo characters

More often, some form of FTL travel is used in science-fiction for spaceships. This is absolutely necessary to cross the vast distances between star systems in a reasonable amount of time. It ranges from FTL able to cross the galaxy in a few days (Star Wars) to taking years and years to do the same (Star Trek)

Series known to have FTL space travel:

- AVP: Alien vs. Predator
- Bastard!!
- Bionicle
- Calvin and Hobbes
- Cowboy Bebop
- Crossgen Comics
- Cannon God Exaxxion
- Culture, The
- DC Comics
- Dexter's Laboratory
- Demonbane
- Dragon Ball
- Doctor Who
- Dual! Parallel Trouble Adventure
- Dune
- Futurama
- Gunbuster/Diebuster
- Halo
- Hyperion Cantos
- Image Comics
- Invader Zim
- Jimmy Neutron
- Lost Universe
- Looney Tunes
- Manifold Series
- Marvel Comics
- Marvel animated
- Project A-ko
- Outlaw Star
- Ratchet & Clank
- Space Runaway Ideon
- Samurai Jack
- Starcraft
- Stargate
- Star Trek
- Star Wars
- The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
- Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
- Tenchi Muyo!
- Tenchi Universe
- Touhou
- Transformers
- Tyrian
- Valiant Comics
- Wildstorm Comics
- Warcraft
Warhammer 40,000
- Xeelee Sequence

FTL can also mean "For the Lose" or "For the Loss", in comparison with FTW (For the Win). This double meaning was utilized once by Pipboy in order to make a clever pun at the expense of the manga Samurai Deeper Kyo.

See also:

- Hyperspace
Massively hypersonic
- Omnipresent