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"Can I help it if I have a hyper-accelerated metabolism? Besides, it's just a little snack."
― The Flash to John Stewart (Justice League, "The Brave and the Bold, Part 1")
"Causes me to burn a tremendous amount of calories, so I am just a black hole of snacks. I am a "snack" hole."
― Barry Allen describing the Speed Force to Bruce Wayne (Justice League/DC Extended Universe)

The power to have an extraordinarily fast metabolism. Not to be confused with Metabolism Acceleration. Opposite to Hibernation.

Also Called

  • Enhanced Metabolism
  • Fast Metabolism
  • Hyper-Accelerated Metabolism
  • Hypermetabolism/Hyper Metabolism
  • Superhuman Metabolism


The user has an accelerated metabolism, rendering them resistant to weight gain, illness, injury, intoxication, and accelerating their healing speed.





  • May need to eat large amounts of food to maintain their energy unless they have Self-Sustenance.
  • Food may not suffice because the user's body digests faster than the food can settle, leading to starvation.
  • Super Eating may take part as a side-effect.
  • Weak against Calorie Manipulation.

Known Users

See also: Never Gets Fat.


  • Forsythe Pendleton Jones III/Jughead Jones (Archie Comics)
  • Kryptonians (DC Comics); via yellow sun radiation
  • Martians (DC Comics)
  • Users of the Speed Force (DC Comics)
  • Space Racer (Image Comics)
  • Jacqueline Falsworth/Spitfire (Marvel Comics)
  • Pietro Maximoff/Quicksilver (Marvel Comics)
  • Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Marvel Comics)


  • Various Characters (Baki the Grappler)
  • Saya Otonashi (Blood+)
  • L (Death Note)
  • Mello (Death Note)
  • Near (Death Note)
  • Saiyans (Dragon Ball series)
  • Majin Buu (Dragon Ball series)
  • Kono Haruo (Kengan Ashura)
  • Monkey D. Luffy (One Piece)
  • Stocking Anarchy (Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt)
  • Pecorine (Princess Connect! Re:Dive)
  • Lala Satalin Deviluke (To Love Ru)
  • Momo Velia Deviluke (To Love Ru)
  • Nana Aster Deviluke (To Love Ru)
  • Sephie Michaela Deviluke (To Love Ru Darkness)
  • People with Gourmet Cells (Toriko)
    • Toriko
    • Zebra
  • Nicholas D. Wolfwood (Trigun)


  • Scooby-Doo (Scooby-Doo series)
  • Shaggy Rogers (Scooby-Doo series)
  • Akiridions ("Tales of Arcadia")

Live Television/Movies

  • Reapers (Blade II)
  • A-Train (The Boys)
  • Raxacoricofallapatorians (Doctor Who)
  • The Glutonoid (Doctor Who)
  • Makkari (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
  • Stephanie Powell (No Ordinary Family)
  • Jodi Melville (Smallville)
  • Aleena (Star Wars)
    • Ratts Tyerell
  • Dean Winchester (Supernatural)


  • Vampires (Blue Bloods)
  • Eskel (The Witcher)
  • Geralt of Rivia (The Witcher)
  • Lambert (The Witcher)
  • Vesemir (The Witcher)
  • Tinisha Dolaira (The Young Guardians)

Video Games

  • Soul Bees (Darkstalkers)
    • Q-Bee
  • The Lone Wanderer (Fallout 3); via Fast Metabolism Perk
  • The Courier (Fallout: New Vegas); via Fast Metabolism Perk
  • Star (Maximum Ride)
  • Juli (Street Fighter)