History Main / OneHundredAndEight

23rd May '18 12:32:34 AM Smeagol17
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This number crops up frequently in anime, video games, and other media produced in Japan. Like the numbers [[ThirteenIsUnlucky 13]] or [[LuckySeven 7]] for Western culture, it is ascribed a mystical significance far outside the original definitions. It has no readily comparable analogue to a modern Western viewer, however, though lots of similarities with the Medieval or Renaissance use of the number 9, which was considered perfect, the trinity of trinities, square of the first "real" prime (2 didn't count, sometimes, because it was even), etc.

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This number crops up frequently in anime, video games, and other media produced in Japan. Like the numbers [[ThirteenIsUnlucky 13]] or [[LuckySeven 7]] for Western culture, it is ascribed a mystical significance far outside the original definitions. It has no readily comparable analogue to a modern Western viewer, however, though lots of similarities with the Medieval or Renaissance use of the number 9, which was considered perfect, the trinity of trinities, square of the first "real" prime (2 didn't count, sometimes, because it was is even), etc.
10th Apr '18 8:41:07 AM DanteVin
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* ''VideoGame/GranblueFantasy'': Per Japanese holiday tradition, the Joya Bell must be rung a hundred and eight times to purify it. In its story boss battle, the Joya has exactly 108 HP, but the player can only deal 1 Damage per strike. Fortunately, the Zodiacs have numerous skills that allow the characters to strike multiple times in a single turn.
23rd Mar '18 12:56:32 PM otemple700
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* In ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD'', Rias claims to have 108 magical ball moves in tennis.

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* In ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD'', ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD'', Rias claims to have 108 magical ball moves in tennis.


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* In ''TheSevenDeadlySins'' [[spoiler:it is revealed that Elizabeth has been cursed to die horrible deaths and be reincarnated after each one. The current Elizabeth we know is incarnation #107. The next one would be #108.]]
22nd Feb '18 1:48:56 PM tecrogue
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* In Roseanne the family [[spoilers: win 108 million on the lottery]]

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* In Roseanne the family [[spoilers: win [[spoiler:win 108 million on the lottery]]
9th Feb '18 6:18:32 PM tyrekecorrea
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* In ''Film/OsmosisJones'' Frank nearly dies at a body temperature of 108.

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* In ''Film/OsmosisJones'' ''Film/OsmosisJones'', Frank nearly dies at a body temperature of 108.
29th Jan '18 11:47:57 AM BeerBaron
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' uses and abuses it (with variants: one and eight, one hundred and eight, one thousand and eight). The [[http://www.imperial-library.info/obscure_text/complete_dragonbroke.shtml Dragon Break]] (localized temporal anomaly) lasted for 1008 years for example. See also "O Aka! I beg you one hundred thousand and eight times!" from the [[http://www.imperial-library.info/obscure_text/aldudagga.shtml Alduddaggas]].

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' uses it prominently with several variations. To note:
** 108 itself - A number commonly associated with Akatosh, the [[TopGod chief deity]] of the [[SaintlyChurch Nine Divines]] pantheon.
** 1+0+8 - Essentially 9, a recurring ArcNumber for the series, usually expressed in the form of 1+8. There are [[OurGodsAreDifferent 9 Divines]] in the [[SaintlyChurch Imperial religion]], comprising 8 conventional gods
and abuses it (with variants: 1 [[DeityOfHumanOrigin human who became a god]]. There are traditionally 9 provinces in the Cyrodiilic Empire (Cyrodiil itself and 8 others), and 9 districts and principal cities in the provinces of Skyrim and Cyrodiil (both the capital plus 8 others). The [[OnlyTheChosenMayWield Amulet of Kings]] has 8 small jewels and 1 large jewel. There are eight '[[TheTower Towers]]' sustaining the barriers between the realms, and one 'zeroth stone' that is the origin of their power. Even the universe itself is said to be shaped like a wheel with 8 spokes, the '+1' being the solid line made when viewed on it's side.
** 1008 - the very first
and eight, one hundred and eight, one thousand and eight). The longest lasting [[http://www.imperial-library.info/obscure_text/complete_dragonbroke.shtml Dragon Break]] (localized temporal anomaly) Break]], a type TimeCrash with CosmicRetcon like effects associated with the aforementioned Akatosh, lasted for precisely 1008 years for example. years. How could they tell how much time passed despite time being non-linear during that period? They used the cycles of Nirn's [[WeirdMoon two moons]], which are said to be the "flesh divinity" (i.e. the sundered, rotting corpse) of the [[GodIsDead dead creator god]] and was thus unaffected, to tell how much time had passed.
** 100008 -
See also "O Aka! I beg you one hundred thousand and eight times!" from the [[http://www.imperial-library.info/obscure_text/aldudagga.shtml Alduddaggas]].
10th Jan '18 1:31:45 AM Vir
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* In ''VideoGame/CrashBandicoot2CortexStrikesBack'', the level "Plant Food" gives the player 1 minute and 8 seconds to clear the level on order to obtain the yellow gem.

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* In ''VideoGame/CrashBandicoot2CortexStrikesBack'', the level "Plant Food" gives the player 1 minute and 8 seconds to clear the level on in order to obtain the yellow gem.
10th Jan '18 1:31:18 AM Vir
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* While a majority of the Vaults in the ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' universe had sinister ulterior motives resulting in plenty of terror, ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' notably included [[http://www.falloutwiki.com/Vault_108 Vault 108]] which was assigned an Overseer expected to die of cancer within 40 months with no directives for succession or assigning positions of power, and given a main power supply intended to malfunction eighteen years before the Vault was to be opened, a backup power supply that was insufficient, an overstocked armory and no entertainment recordings. It also had a cloning lab which churned out hostile clones that murdered non-cloned residents. It was definitely intended to be one of the more chaotic Vault experiments.

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* While a majority of the Vaults in the ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' universe had sinister ulterior motives resulting in plenty of terror, ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' ''VideoGame/Fallout3'' notably included [[http://www.falloutwiki.com/Vault_108 Vault 108]] 108]], which was assigned an Overseer expected to die of cancer within 40 months with no directives for succession or assigning positions of power, and given a main power supply intended to malfunction eighteen 18 years before the Vault was to be opened, a backup power supply that was insufficient, an overstocked armory armory, and no entertainment recordings. It also had a cloning lab which churned out hostile clones that murdered non-cloned residents. It was definitely intended to be one of the more chaotic Vault experiments.


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* In ''VideoGame/CrashBandicoot2CortexStrikesBack'', the level "Plant Food" gives the player 1 minute and 8 seconds to clear the level on order to obtain the yellow gem.
22nd Dec '17 12:32:42 PM angie710
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* If your fever hits 108 degrees Fahrenheit, you're not likely to survive. (On the off-chance that you ''do'', you're likely to be pretty messed up, and possibly permanently disabled afterwards, because so many of your body's proteins, including the ones that make up important things like your brain, have been denatured.)

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* If your fever hits 108 degrees Fahrenheit, you're not likely to survive. (On the off-chance that you ''do'', you're likely to be pretty messed up, and possibly permanently disabled afterwards, because so many of your body's proteins, including the ones that make up important things like your brain, have been denatured.) Basically, at that point, you're ''cooked''.
22nd Dec '17 12:31:40 PM angie710
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* If your fever hits 108 degrees Fahrenheit, you're not likely to survive.

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* If your fever hits 108 degrees Fahrenheit, you're not likely to survive. (On the off-chance that you ''do'', you're likely to be pretty messed up, and possibly permanently disabled afterwards, because so many of your body's proteins, including the ones that make up important things like your brain, have been denatured.)
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