My story has a Superman analogue as the protagonist. His talents include the basic “flying brick” goodies, but no other powers. Early in the story, soon after he was “transformed”, he’s flying in for a landing in his current, drug-ridden, residential neighborhood at night. He happens to look into a large living room window. Three men are waving Uzis around. On the floor, obviously alive but laying face-down, are two women and three men. Sure looks like an execution about to happen. He can’t hear any conversation, and he stops in mid-air to see what’s going on. Suddenly one of the guys with a gun steps alongside one of the women, points it at the back of her head and shoots one shot, with obvious consequences. WTF? The super, new at this heroism gig, gapes and moves closer to the window. Almost immediately, the gunman turns to the next in line, another woman, and lines up a point-blank shot, about a foot away from her head. Shifting into his enhanced reaction mode, superguy sees him pull the trigger. In through the big picture window he comes, catching the bullet as it exits the barrel. Ok, the hero crosses, say, 8 meters in the time it takes a bullet travelling 375m/s to exit out a 197mm barrel (Uzi specs). My calculator says the super moved at roughly 55,000 km/hr; 34,000 mph; Mach 45. What would happen? Consider the consequences of his movement the same as if a man-sized missile did the honors. IOW, a 2 meter long, 90 kg massive object. Other than wasting his clothing... will the superguy kill everyone in the room? And trash the building besides? Now would be a good time for him to lawyer up? With a reaction time of 1.6 nanoseconds, what could he do to avoid catastrophe, without making things even worse?