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Speed Buster
SpeedBuster
Beamkatanasymbol
Universe No More Heroes
Appears in Super Smash Bros. Tourney 2: The New Challengers
Availability Starter
Bonus Costume N/A
English voice actor Mitzi McCall
Japanese voice actor Kimiko Saito
French voice actor Catherine Trudeau
German voice actor Inge Solbrig-Combrinck
Arabic voice actor Iman Bitar
Mandarin Chinese voice actor Liu Yifei

How Speed Buster joined the Tourney

Speed Buster (スピードバスター) is a fictional character in the 2007 video game No More Heroes. She is a 76-year-old assassin who lives in the abandoned Speed City, and is the oldest ranked member of the United Assassins Association. Ranked third in the UAA, Speed Buster is a misandrist woman who claims men to be unbelievably stubborn and foolish. She has also recently become very hard of hearing, or at least pretends to. She lacks fighting skill of her own, but her powerful energy cannon-the Buster Launcher-more than makes up for her physical frailty.

She kills Thunder Ryu in a duel before Travis Touchdown's ranking match against her begins, causing the younger assassin to swear revenge. Unfortunately, his attempts to confirm Speed Buster's identity give her the time she needs to reset her energy cannon, forcing Travis to dodge into the many abandoned houses and alleys of the city to evade her blasts. After running out of hiding places, the young man knocks over a chain of telephone poles, with the last one damaging the Buster Launcher beyond operating capacity. With the old lady's main weapon offline, Travis easily covered the last few feet between him and the third-ranked assassin, slicing the Buster Launcher in half as he did so.

Speed Buster knew Thunder Ryu before they fought; despite her initial attitude, she claims to have thought of Thunder Ryu as a good man and believes Travis will develop into one as well. She gives Travis a quick kiss on the cheek before accepting her fate: a swift decapitation by beam katana.

A month before the Tourney, Speed Buster caught word on an alien trying to explore Speed City. She took the job to whack Puggsy.

Character Select Screen Animation

When highlighted

Speed Buster looks through her shopping cart.

After the announcer calls her name

Forms her Buster Launcher cannon as the camera zooms saying "Fuck you, ya little prick!"

Special Moves

SPAS-12 (Neutral)

Speed Buster pulls out a SPAS-12 shotgun and blasts her opponent.

Panzershreck (Side)

Speed Buster takes a Panzershreck and fires a rocket at the opponent.

Cart Booster (Up)

Speed Buster rides her cart up with rocket boosters.

Flammenwerfer 35 (Down)

Speed Buster pulls out a Flammenwerfer 35 flamethrower and blows flames from it at the opponent.

Cluster Mortar (Hyper Smash)

Speed Buster takes out a mortar and rains nine shells down on the stage.

Mach 13 Elephant Explosion (Final Smash)

Speed Buster readies the Buster Launcher and fires a large energy beam at the opponent.

Victory Animations

  1. Speed Buster throws a grenade out of her shopping cart and says "Men, always reckless!"
  2. Speed Buster taps a flamethrower in her cart and says "No matter how far you are, you'll never reach me."
  3. Speed Buster assembles the Buster Launcher and says "They'll be mopping you up for months!"

On-Screen Appearance

Speed Buster takes her cart to her starting point and says "Why should I even bother killing you?"

Trivia

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