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18th May '18 12:33:55 AM Adannor
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* In ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'', the F'sherl-Ganni Gatekeepers were a Class II Civilization, utilizing Dyson Spheres (or 'Buuthandi' as they call them) widely. One of them was blown up in the early stages of the Teraport Wars, with (relatively) low loss of life and the Gatekeepers were apparently building a replacement by the time of their attempt at converting the Milky Way's core into a zero-point energy reactor. They're currently subservient to the local superpower -- the Fleetmind, a gigantic gestalt of [[TheUnfettered Unfettered]] [=AIs=] of all the major races led by the ex-[[ScaryDogmaticAliens Ob'Enn]] warship AI 'Petey', who took control of their reactor. The Fleetmind appear to be using its output to move the entire galaxy around, and the scraps left over to keep every other civilization in the galaxy in check.

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* In ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'', the F'sherl-Ganni Gatekeepers were a Class II Civilization, utilizing Dyson Spheres (or 'Buuthandi' as they call them) widely. One of them was blown up in the early stages of the Teraport Wars, with (relatively) low loss of life and the Gatekeepers were apparently building a replacement by the time of their attempt at converting the Milky Way's core into a zero-point energy reactor. They're currently subservient to the local superpower -- the Fleetmind, a gigantic gestalt of [[TheUnfettered Unfettered]] unfettered [=AIs=] of all the major races led by the ex-[[ScaryDogmaticAliens Ob'Enn]] warship AI 'Petey', who took control of their reactor. The Fleetmind appear to be using its output to move the entire galaxy around, and the scraps left over to keep every other civilization in the galaxy in check.
22nd Apr '18 4:24:55 PM nombretomado
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* The Beyonder from ''ComicBook/SecretWars'' is probably unmeasurable. In his first appearance, he effortlessly ''destroyed a galaxy'' [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale to provide an empty corner of the universe]] for the various metabeings to battle each other. That was more or less retconned away later, only to be unretconned in ''ComicBook/SecretWars2015'', where the Beyonders [[spoiler: destroy the Marvel Universe and almost every parallel version of it as well (i.e. Ultimate Marvel and Marvel Zombies universes as well.)]]

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* The Beyonder from ''ComicBook/SecretWars'' ''ComicBook/SecretWars1984'' is probably unmeasurable. In his first appearance, he effortlessly ''destroyed a galaxy'' [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale to provide an empty corner of the universe]] for the various metabeings to battle each other. That was more or less retconned away later, only to be unretconned in ''ComicBook/SecretWars2015'', where the Beyonders [[spoiler: destroy the Marvel Universe and almost every parallel version of it as well (i.e. Ultimate Marvel and Marvel Zombies universes as well.)]]
4th Mar '18 2:59:18 PM nombretomado
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* The 4-D beings from ''StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime'' could be considered an example, if a very strange one. Sure, our entire universe is just an MMORPG that they created, but by our standards, the energy output needed to manage our universe as well as all their own affairs would be absolutely incredible.

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* The 4-D beings from ''StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime'' ''VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime'' could be considered an example, if a very strange one. Sure, our entire universe is just an MMORPG that they created, but by our standards, the energy output needed to manage our universe as well as all their own affairs would be absolutely incredible.
31st Jan '18 5:38:04 PM nombretomado
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* The [[MnogoNukes Tsar Bomba]], the most powerful device ever built by humanity, achieved about 5.3 x 10[[superscript:24]]W, near the top of this category.

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* The [[MnogoNukes [[UsefulNotes/FromRussiaWithNukes Tsar Bomba]], the most powerful device ever built by humanity, achieved about 5.3 x 10[[superscript:24]]W, near the top of this category.
21st Jan '18 8:00:34 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* The Xeelee from the novels of Creator/StephenBaxter's ''Literature/XeeleeSequence'' have absolute mastery over the entirety of all baryonic matter in universe. Entire galactic clusters are just bricks to these guys. Future humans make it to Type III and try to attack them by shooting a whole neutron star at near light speed at them like a bullet, and they all but ignore it as insignificant. In the same universe are the Photino Birds, creatures of dark matter against whom the Xeelee fight a multi-billion year existential war and '''lose''' , because the photino birds have absolute mastery over all the dark matter in the universe, and dark matter outmasses baryonic matter by about 9 to 1.

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* The Xeelee from the novels of Creator/StephenBaxter's ''Literature/XeeleeSequence'' have absolute mastery over the entirety of all baryonic matter in universe. Entire galactic clusters are just bricks to these guys. Future humans make it to Type III and try to attack them by shooting a whole neutron star at near light speed at them like a bullet, and they all but ignore it as insignificant. In the same universe are the Photino Birds, creatures of dark matter against whom the Xeelee fight a multi-billion year existential war and '''lose''' , '''lose''', because the photino birds have absolute mastery over all the dark matter in the universe, and dark matter outmasses baryonic matter by about 9 to 1.
11th Jan '18 4:16:14 PM Josef5678
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*** The above figure is backed up in the ''Star Trek: Voyager'' episode "Good Shepherd", where Janeway casually orders an extra five terawatts to boost the sensors, which is approximately one third of all the power currently generated by the human race. It does this without a single hiccup in the main power of the rest of the ship or effort from the crew besides a couple of buttons being pushed. And bear in mind that Voyager is a very little ship in comparison to the Enterprise-D.

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*** The above figure is backed up in the ''Star Trek: Voyager'' episode "Good Shepherd", where Janeway casually orders an extra five terawatts to boost the sensors, which is approximately one third of all the power currently generated by the human race. It does this without a single hiccup in the main power of the rest of the ship or effort from the crew besides a couple of buttons being pushed. And bear in mind that Voyager ''Voyager'' is a very little ship in comparison to the Enterprise-D.''Enterprise-D''.



* ''Series/StargateSG1'': Asgard and their enemies the Replicators are tough to call. They are among the most powerful active civilizations (if the Replicators can really be called that) in the setting, but they don't do a whole lot of big, Kardashev-Scale-bumping stuff on screen, and the actual power use of their tech is largely not shown. Still, they're active on a scale that would suggest something in this category.[[note]]The Asgard have ships that can travel between galaxies in days and the ability to collapse stars into black holes, and the Replicators have the ability to completely and perfectly flatten a planet's surface.[[/note]][[note]]The Asgard also managed to disintegrate entire battleship. Not destroy, mind you. Disintegrate[[/note]]

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* ''Series/StargateSG1'': Asgard and their enemies the Replicators are tough to call. They are among the most powerful active civilizations (if the Replicators can really be called that) in the setting, but they don't do a whole lot of big, Kardashev-Scale-bumping stuff on screen, and the actual power use of their tech is largely not shown. Still, they're active on a scale that would suggest something in this category.[[note]]The Asgard have ships that can travel between galaxies in days and the ability to collapse stars into black holes, and the Replicators have the ability to completely and perfectly flatten a planet's surface.[[/note]][[note]]The Asgard also managed to disintegrate entire battleship. Not destroy, mind you. Disintegrate[[/note]]Disintegrate.[[/note]]



* The Inner Sphere in ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' is at least a solid Type I. with several thousand inhabited planets in a 1000 light year radius from Earth. Although some are barely colonies of a few thousand, there are enough multi-billion inhabitant planets (several hundred) to reach a type I just by numbers alone! Depending on the energy requirements of hyperspace jumps (deliberately left vague) it could be pushing up to a Type II.

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* The Inner Sphere in ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' is at least a solid Type I. I, with several thousand inhabited planets in a 1000 light year radius from Earth. Although some are barely colonies of a few thousand, there are enough multi-billion inhabitant planets (several hundred) to reach a type I just by numbers alone! Depending on the energy requirements of hyperspace jumps (deliberately left vague) it could be pushing up to a Type II.



* Referenced in the AltText for [[http://xkcd.com/975/ this]] ''Webcomic/{{XKCD}}'' strip.

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* %%* Referenced in the AltText for [[http://xkcd.com/975/ this]] ''Webcomic/{{XKCD}}'' strip.



* Samus' weapons in the ''Metroid'' series are slightly ridiculous. She can at least give output many times larger than humanity itself since the Volt Driver shoots "multi-terawatt bursts of electricity". She can also shoot blasts of absolute zero, miniature nukes, matter/antimatter annihilation weapons and neutrinos dense enough to kill things and weapons that can defeat ghosts. These weapons are all hand held and all of them are configurable to the same device. Although Samus is supposedly the exception, most of the more ridiculous examples come from Metroid Prime Hunters and originally belong to various other organizations. Combined with their warp drive technology an output larger than several stars is quite likely. No wonder the Metroid's ability to drain energy is considered so apocalyptic, everyone's technology uses massive quantities of energy!

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* Samus' Samus's weapons in the ''Metroid'' ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' series are slightly ridiculous. She can at least give output many times larger than humanity itself since the Volt Driver shoots "multi-terawatt bursts of electricity". She can also shoot blasts of absolute zero, miniature nukes, matter/antimatter annihilation weapons and neutrinos dense enough to kill things and weapons that can defeat ghosts. These weapons are all hand held and all of them are configurable to the same device. Although Samus is supposedly the exception, most of the more ridiculous examples come from Metroid Prime Hunters and originally belong to various other organizations. Combined with their warp drive technology an output larger than several stars is quite likely. No wonder the Metroid's ability to drain energy is considered so apocalyptic, everyone's technology uses massive quantities of energy!



* The holder of the Infinity Gauntlet in the Franchise/MarvelUniverse possesses pretty high order omnipotence, capable of moving multiple universes and effortlessly deposing the living incarnation of all matter, energy and time in the universe.

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* The holder of the Infinity Gauntlet in the Franchise/MarvelUniverse possesses pretty high order omnipotence, capable of moving multiple universes and effortlessly deposing the living incarnation of all matter, energy energy, and time in the universe.
20th Dec '17 12:17:51 PM MaulMachine
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** The same books make it clear that the [[RecursivePrecursors Precursors]] were easily beyond the Forerunners in all ways, however, including creating sentient species with minimal effort, limited future-predicting, galaxy-spanning bioweapons, and wholly indestructible materials. They also had the ability to cross between galaxies, with little - if any - passage of time, instant gene sequencing, and if the newer games are any indication, an ability to predict when an AI will go [[AIIsACrapshoot rampant]]. Maybe. They're still enigmatic for now.
20th Dec '17 12:10:59 PM MaulMachine
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* The Human Federation in the Golden Ages of Technology in ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' are at least on this level. They have easy FasterThanLightTravel within the Milky Way and can easily reach other galaxies, as well as advanced AI, a cure to every disease and casual use of time travel, which they use as one of their standard weapons.

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* The Human Federation in the Golden Ages of Technology in ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' are at least on this level. One of the few men alive to recount it recalls devices called Sun Snuffers (guess what they do) and serpentine robots the size of Saturn's rings. They have easy FasterThanLightTravel created whole species, merged flesh and metal, created devices that can perfectly replicate technologies, crossed the Galaxy with ease, and modified their own genomes. The Emperor has a small collection of man-portable weapons called Adrathic Destructors from the Dark Age that can erase matter at a molecular level, instantly. The Golden Throne allows the person within it to open up the Milky Way and can easily reach other galaxies, as well as advanced AI, a cure roads to every disease and casual use of time travel, the Webway, which can allow people to cross dimensions, invisibly, or walk across the galaxy in hours (admittedly, they use as one of their standard weapons.didn't build the Webway).
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