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15th Nov '17 1:07:31 PM DeeeFoo
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15th Nov '17 11:48:28 AM DeeeFoo
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*** Wolf: Any threat that endangers a small group of people.
*** Tiger: Any threat that endangers a large number of people.
*** Demon: Any threat that endangers an entire city, including its infrastructure and inhabitants.
*** Dragon: Any threat that endangers multiple cities.
*** God: A threat that endangers the survival of the human race.

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*** Disaster Level Wolf: Any threat that endangers a small group of people.
*** Disaster Level Tiger: Any threat that endangers a large number of people.
*** Disaster Level Demon: Any threat that endangers an entire city, including its infrastructure and inhabitants.
*** Disaster Level Dragon: Any threat that endangers multiple cities.
*** Disaster Level God: A threat that endangers the survival of the human race.
15th Nov '17 11:46:16 AM DeeeFoo
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** Espers are classified levels 0 through 5. Level 0 means not having enough power to manifest a distinct ability; ie, normal. The seven level 5 espers in Academy City are strongest both in raw power and fine-tuned control; they've been known to manipulate massive amounts of energy at the molecular level. Each and every one of them is a PersonOfMassDestruction fully capable of fighting off armies with little difficulty.
** The whole goal of the strongest esper, Accelerator, is to obtain the as-yet theoretical [[RankInflation Level 6]], but considering that he's already orders of magnitude stronger than even the number 3 level 5, he may as well be level 6 already.
** Both Accelerator and the number 2 esper, Kakine Teitoku, have powers ranked at a god-like level, and are the only ones theoretically able to reach the Level 6. Kakine claims that even if he fights all the armies in the world and every esper in Academy City at the same time, he can emerge victorious and unharmed. Given what we've seen him do, ''there is no reason to assume that this isn't an accurate assessment of his abilities''. Likewise, Accelerator claims that it is fully within his power to annihilate all life on Earth or even destroy the planet itself... but he has no interest in doing either one of those things (a destroyed or lifeless planet would be ''boring'').
** Ironically, Touma is classified as Level 0 because he registers as normal when scanned, even though his [[PowerNullifier Imagine]] [[AntiMagic Breaker]] easily trumps everyone else's powers, even Accelerator's. Some people are aware that he has a power, but his power can't be measured. To put it simply, if Mikoto throws a railgun at Touma and he nullifies it then it is "stronger than the railgun", but a railgun is already strong enough to kill a human, so it's not a good idea to "throw stuff at Touma until he can no longer stop it," because by the time they discover something he can't nullify it will kill him.

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** Espers are in Academy City are classified as levels 0 through 5. Level 0 means not having enough power to manifest a distinct ability; ie, normal.a normal person. The seven level 5 espers in Academy City are strongest both in raw power and fine-tuned control; they've been known to manipulate massive amounts of energy at the molecular level. Each and every one of them is a PersonOfMassDestruction fully capable of fighting off armies with little difficulty.
** The whole goal of the 1st-ranked strongest esper, Accelerator, is to obtain the as-yet as-of-yet theoretical [[RankInflation Level 6]], but considering that he's already orders of magnitude stronger than even the number 3 third-ranked level 5, he may as well be level 6 already.
** Both Accelerator and the number 2 2nd-ranked level 5 esper, Kakine Teitoku, have powers ranked at a god-like level, and are the only ones theoretically able to reach the hypothetical Level 6. Kakine claims that even if he fights all the armies in the world and every esper in Academy City at the same time, he can emerge victorious and unharmed. Given what we've seen him do, ''there is no reason to assume that this isn't an accurate assessment of his abilities''.abilities''([[spoiler: although he was defeated by Accelerator, a fellow level 5 esper]]). Likewise, Accelerator claims that it is fully within his power to annihilate all life on Earth or even destroy the planet itself... but he has no interest in doing either one of those things (a destroyed or lifeless planet would be ''boring'').
** Ironically, Touma is classified as Level 0 because he registers as normal when scanned, even though his [[PowerNullifier Imagine]] [[AntiMagic Breaker]] easily trumps everyone else's powers, even Accelerator's. Some people are aware that he has a power, but his power can't be measured. To put it simply, if Mikoto throws a railgun at Touma and he nullifies it it, then it is "stronger than the railgun", but railgun". But a railgun is already strong enough to kill a human, so it's not a good idea to "throw stuff at Touma until he can no longer stop it," because by the time they discover something he can't nullify nullify, it will kill him.



** Kuroko Shirai and Awaki Musujime are both Level 4 teleporters, but Awaki is ''far'' more powerful than Kuroko, with twice the range and twenty times the haul limit, and she doesn't even have to touch whatever she's teleporting. Per WordOfGod, she's the strongest Level 4 in the series, and it's implied she'd be the eighth Level 5 if not for some childhood trauma ([[TeleFrag she teleported into a wall]]) keeping her from fully exploiting her ability.
* ''WebComic/OnePunchMan'' has classes and ranks for heroes working for the Hero Association, with classes ranging from C to S and heroes ranked individually in each class. The series subverts this, though: Genos is a genuinely talented S-class hero, while Saitama, who is infinity more powerful than Genos, is relegated to C-class because of his poor performance on the written portion of his entrance exam.
** Monsters also have their own power levels in the form of threat levels: "Wolf" represents a potential threat to the populace and to heroes, "Tiger" represents danger to the lives of people, "Demon" represents danger to a city and its infrastructure, "Dragon" represents a danger to multiple cities, and "God" represents a possibility of human extinction.

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** Kuroko Shirai and Awaki Musujime are both Level 4 teleporters, but Awaki is ''far'' more powerful than Kuroko, with twice the range and twenty times the haul limit, and she doesn't even have to touch be in physical contact with whatever she's teleporting. Per WordOfGod, she's the strongest Level 4 in the series, and it's implied she'd be the eighth Level 5 if not for some childhood trauma ([[TeleFrag she teleported into a wall]]) keeping her from fully exploiting her ability.
* ''WebComic/OnePunchMan'' has classes and ranks for the heroes working for the Hero Association, with Association. The classes ranging are from C lowest to S highest, C, B, A, and S. Even within each class, heroes ranked individually in each class.still hold individual ranks. The series subverts this, though: Genos is a genuinely talented S-class hero, while Saitama, who is infinity more powerful than Genos, is relegated to C-class because of his poor performance on the written portion of his entrance exam.
** Monsters and villains also have their own power levels expressed in the form of Disaster Levels:
*** Wolf: Any
threat levels: "Wolf" represents that endangers a potential small group of people.
*** Tiger: Any
threat to the populace that endangers a large number of people.
*** Demon: Any threat that endangers an entire city, including its infrastructure
and to heroes, "Tiger" represents danger to the lives of people, "Demon" represents danger to a city and its infrastructure, "Dragon" represents a danger to inhabitants.
*** Dragon: Any threat that endangers
multiple cities, and "God" represents a possibility cities.
*** God: A threat that endangers the survival
of the human extinction.race.
16th Sep '17 4:16:46 PM nombretomado
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** Tier Two: Based on normal science, but just a bit beyond it. These inventions can be replicated by normal scientists with enough effort. It's mentioned that many of Creator/ThomasEdison's and Creator/NikolaTesla's inventions were Tier Two. Examples include a portable air cannon and a low-level A.I.

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** Tier Two: Based on normal science, but just a bit beyond it. These inventions can be replicated by normal scientists with enough effort. It's mentioned that many of Creator/ThomasEdison's UsefulNotes/ThomasEdison's and Creator/NikolaTesla's UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla's inventions were Tier Two. Examples include a portable air cannon and a low-level A.I.
6th Jul '17 8:26:27 PM Tomodachi
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** ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' has each of the twelve universe assigned a power level (out of 10, apparently) which indicates the average strength of the mortals that inhabit it. Universe 7 and 9 come in last at 3.18 and 1.86, respectively. Universes 1, 5, 8, and 12 have the highest averages, all above seven.
12th Jun '17 5:38:13 PM Cavery210
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--->'''Nappa:''' How much is Kakarot's battle power?
--->'''Vegeta:''' (''while crushing his scouter at the same time'') It's over eight thousand!

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--->'''Nappa:''' How much is Kakarot's Kakarrot's battle power?
--->'''Vegeta:''' (''while crushing his scouter at the same time'') It's over higher than eight thousand!



** Despite frequent breakage, they kept showing up until well into the Frieza Saga, at which point the numbers start exceeding [[PinballScoring 6 digits]]. The highest number given in-series was Frieza, at over a million in his second form; both he and Goku exceeded that level with additional transformations, but all the scouters on the planet had already been destroyed by that point.[[note]]One of the Daizenshuu official guide books lists Frieza's maximum power level as 120,000,000, and Super Saiyan Goku's as 150,000,000.[[/note]] Characters could still sense power levels naturally, but their commentary never went beyond, "I've never felt such a strong Ki!"
** During the Frieza saga, while Super Saiyan Goku and Frieza were fighting, several of Frieza's henchmen on another planet read from a machine that is capable of reading power levels. They note that Frieza's power is at its maximum, and a loyalist boasts about it, but when reading the "other" power level, the machine [[ReadingsAreOffTheScale overloads]] and [[AwesomenessIsVolatile explodes]], killing everyone at the base. We never see another machine similar to this, but the fact that scouters typically explode when a power level is too high suggests that Goku was indeed much stronger than Frieza at this point.

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** Despite frequent breakage, they kept showing up until well into the Frieza Freeza Saga, at which point the numbers start exceeding [[PinballScoring 6 digits]]. The highest number given in-series was Frieza, Freeza, at over a million in his second form; both he and Goku exceeded that level with additional transformations, but all the scouters on the planet had already been destroyed by that point.[[note]]One of the Daizenshuu official guide books lists Frieza's Freeza's maximum power level as 120,000,000, and Super Saiyan Goku's as 150,000,000.[[/note]] Characters could still sense power levels naturally, but their commentary never went beyond, "I've never felt such a strong Ki!"
** During the Frieza Freeza saga, while Super Saiyan Goku and Frieza Freeza were fighting, several of Frieza's henchmen on another planet read from a machine that is capable of reading power levels. They note that Frieza's power is at its maximum, and a loyalist boasts about it, but when reading the "other" power level, the machine [[ReadingsAreOffTheScale overloads]] and [[AwesomenessIsVolatile explodes]], killing everyone at the base. We never see another machine similar to this, but the fact that scouters typically explode when a power level is too high suggests that Goku was indeed much stronger than Frieza at this point.



** The disappearance of scouters post-Frieza is somewhat justified in that only those working for Frieza, none of whom can sense ki without a scouter, use them regularly. And thanks to the Z Fighters' ability to conceal their ki at will (or to skyrocket their ki in bursts of UnstoppableRage, especially in the case of Gohan), those readings ended up being painfully mistaken more often than not. The last time we see them is when Frieza shows up on Earth at the beginning of the Androids/Cell Saga. The heroes can all sense ki naturally, so they never needed them. In fact, WordOfGod has it that Toriyama introduced power levels into the series for the sole purpose of having them shown up as unreliable.

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** The disappearance of scouters post-Frieza post-Freeza is somewhat justified in that only those working for Frieza, Freeza, none of whom can sense ki without a scouter, use them regularly. And thanks to the Z Fighters' ability to conceal their ki at will (or to skyrocket their ki in bursts of UnstoppableRage, especially in the case of Gohan), those readings ended up being painfully mistaken more often than not. The last time we see them is when Frieza Freeza shows up on Earth at the beginning of the Androids/Cell Saga. The heroes can all sense ki naturally, so they never needed them. In fact, WordOfGod has it that Toriyama introduced power levels into the series for the sole purpose of having them shown up as unreliable.



** ''Z'' played with this in the World Martial Arts Tournament just prior to Buu's introduction. A strength tester was brought out which had the applicants punch it to produce a number. Mr. Satan scored 137 with all his effort. The Z Fighters just lightly tapped it and all scored around 200 each time. Then Vegeta punched it into oblivion.

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** ''Z'' played with this in the World Martial Arts Tournament Tenkaichi Budokai just prior to Buu's introduction. A strength tester was brought out which had the applicants punch it to produce a number. Mr. Satan scored 137 with all his effort. The Z Fighters just lightly tapped it and all scored around 200 each time. Then Vegeta punched it into oblivion.



** The pokemon anime has mentioned the numerical levels from the game in only two episodes. Most fans [[FanonDiscontinuity ignore those scenes]] and the show [[CanonDiscontinuity hasn't brought them up again since]]. It should be noted that in their brief appearances in the anime, the numerical PowerLevels are treated as petty, pedantic nonsense that a skilled trainer can overcome.

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** The pokemon Pokemon anime has mentioned the numerical levels from the game in only two episodes. Most fans [[FanonDiscontinuity ignore those scenes]] and the show [[CanonDiscontinuity hasn't brought them up again since]]. It should be noted that in their brief appearances in the anime, the numerical PowerLevels are treated as petty, pedantic nonsense that a skilled trainer can overcome.
9th Jun '17 2:58:05 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''WhateleyUniverse'', most powers have defined levels, at least they're defined by the powers testing guys. And the authors even wrote a bunch of them up on the website. Still, they're all WAY below Marvel or DC levels.

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* In the ''WhateleyUniverse'', ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'', most powers have defined levels, at least they're defined by the powers testing guys. And the authors even wrote a bunch of them up on the website. Still, they're all WAY below Marvel or DC levels.
1st Jun '17 7:53:06 PM superkeijikun
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** ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'' has levels for a Rider's [[TransformationTrinket Gashats]] and forms. "Level 1" has a SuperDeformed appearance and is used to separate a Bugster from the victim it infected, while the stronger "Level 2" form is used to fight and destroy the Bugster. "Level 3" uses a second Gashat to further enhance a Level 2 form (such as Kamen Rider Ex-Aid using ''Gekitotsu Robots'' to enhance the strength of ''Mighty Action X''). After Level 3, RankInflation kicks in. Some Riders don't have a defined Level, in which case they're fighting abilities are at least on par with Level 2.
1st Jun '17 7:41:20 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''Literature/WheelOfTime'' series how much of [[GenderRestrictedAbility Saidin or Saidar, two parts of the One Power]] a person can hold is apparently an inborn trait, but they still have to train to reach their potential. Rand Al'Thor, TheChosenOne, can hold the highest amount of the One Power of anyone in the series. Ishamael, his EvilCounterpart, appears to be a match for him in strength; the strongest female channelers (Alivia and Lanfear) are not as strong (but Lanfear has more finesse).

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* In the ''Literature/WheelOfTime'' ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' series how much of [[GenderRestrictedAbility Saidin or Saidar, two parts of the One Power]] a person can hold is apparently an inborn trait, but they still have to train to reach their potential. Rand Al'Thor, TheChosenOne, can hold the highest amount of the One Power of anyone in the series. Ishamael, his EvilCounterpart, appears to be a match for him in strength; the strongest female channelers (Alivia and Lanfear) are not as strong (but Lanfear has more finesse).
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