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    Really? This is a ridiculous stomp in Barry’s favour.

    Road Runner is at best a couple of Mach with a bit of toon-forcing.

    Flash runs at billions of times the speed of light, can speed-steal, time-travel, etc, etc...

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    Technically speaking, MichaelC didn't specify *which* Flash, so it could be about *the* Road Runner fighting MCU Flash Thompson in the arena.

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    Now can somebody breakdown Slowpoke Rodriguez vs the Turtle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beadle View Post
    Really? This is a ridiculous stomp in Barry’s favour.

    Road Runner is at best a couple of Mach with a bit of toon-forcing.

    Flash runs at billions of times the speed of light, can speed-steal, time-travel, etc, etc...
    Yup, Mach 2 tops, some Toonforce creation of tunnels and some probability manipulation. Maybe if this was the 1990 television Flash, maybe. But, even then, no actual offense for the Road Runner.

    And he's such a cute, lovable little creature. Why would anyone except Wile E. Coyote want to murder him?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Drunkard Kid View Post
    Technically speaking, MichaelC didn't specify *which* Flash, so it could be about *the* Road Runner fighting MCU Flash Thompson in the arena.
    Not Old-School Flash Gordon?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Powerboy View Post
    Yup, Mach 2 tops, some Toonforce creation of tunnels and some probability manipulation. Maybe if this was the 1990 television Flash, maybe. But, even then, no actual offense for the Road Runner.

    And he's such a cute, lovable little creature. Why would anyone except Wile E. Coyote want to murder him?
    Oh, I dunno. I always rooted for Wile.E.

    Same with Sylvester against both Tweety Pie and Speedy Gonzalez, and Tom vs Jerry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beadle View Post
    Oh, I dunno. I always rooted for Wile.E.

    Same with Sylvester against both Tweety Pie and Speedy Gonzalez, and Tom vs Jerry.
    I felt sorry for Wile E. He was just doing what it is the nature of a coyote to do except with Acme products which is where he made his big mistake.
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    The most hilarious thing is that, when you compare the two real life animals, not only is the coyote MUCH faster than the road runner, but I believe he can go at top speed for longer as well. Not that the bird is even something a coyote would ever be interested in eating, but it could catch one fairly easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Powerboy View Post
    I felt sorry for Wile E. He was just doing what it is the nature of a coyote to do except with Acme products which is where he made his big mistake.
    Well Road Runner's supposed to represent youth and freedom, and the Coyote's supposed to represent The Man. It's right there in the song, which has the subtext of being about a youth in a car enjoying the freedom of the road, honking his horn, beep beep, while the coyote tries to "make him change his ways", not eat him.

    If you're on the highway and Road Runner goes beep beep.
    Just step aside or might end up in a heap.
    Road Runner, Road Runner runs on the road all day.
    Even the coyote can't make him change his ways.
    Road Runner, the coyote's after you.
    Road Runner, if he catches you you're through.
    Road Runner, the coyote's after you.
    Road Runner, if he catches you you're through.
    That coyote is really a crazy clown,
    When will he learn he can never mow him down?
    Poor little Road Runner never bothers anyone,
    Just runnin' down the road's his idea of having fun.

    That's why the Coyote always uses stuff from a corporation that has the most generic, mass produced, cubicle, opening scene from "Joe Versus The Volcano" name imaginable: Acme. The Coyote embodies The Man, which is why one of his few appearances outside of Road Runner is about him stealing sheep as a punchclock job.

    I find it interesting that Coyote is traditionally a symbol of cunning, and he technically here is as well, but it's framed in a poor light. Coyote here is the symbol of old age and impotence using guile to try to defeat the Aries and Ares like symbol of youth and potence. So Coyote uses guile but that guile takes the form of generic corporate tools, and the Road Runner repeatedly wins by being so free and potent that his potency literally warps reality.
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    They have raced kinda in all the crossovers though I can't recall who won.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beadle View Post
    Oh, I dunno. I always rooted for Wile.E.

    Same with Sylvester against both Tweety Pie and Speedy Gonzalez, and Tom vs Jerry.
    Maaaaan, I always wanted Syvester to win. Couldn't stand that bird.
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    Chuck Jones laid down some rules for Roadrunner cartoons when he first created Roadrunner and Wile E. Coyote.


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    Quite a lot of those were broken later though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shellhead View Post
    Chuck Jones laid down some rules for Roadrunner cartoons when he first created Roadrunner and Wile E. Coyote.

    That's awesome though Rule 9 seems questionable. Yet my favorite was the one where Bugs Bunny subbed for the Road Runner although it turns out there were apparently a a lot of Bugs versus Wile E. episodes.
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