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11th Feb '17 11:32:13 AM GhostOfAGeek
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->'''Nappa:''' How much is Kakarot's battle power?\\
'''Vegeta:''' (''crushes his scouter in rage'') It's over '''EIGHT THOUSAND!'''\\
'''Nappa:''' '''OVER EIGHT THOUSAND!?''' That can't be right! It must be malfunctioning!
-->-- ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' (original Japanese version)

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->'''Nappa:''' How much is Kakarot's battle power?\\
Vegeta, what does the scouter say about his power level?\\
'''Vegeta:''' (''crushes his scouter in rage'') It's over '''EIGHT THOUSAND!'''\\
'''NINE THOUSAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAND!'''\\
'''Nappa:''' '''OVER EIGHT THOUSAND!?''' That can't WHAT?! NINE THOUSAND?! There's no way that can be right! It must be malfunctioning!
right, CAN IIIT?!
-->-- ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' (original Japanese version)
''Anime/DragonballZ'' ([[Creator/TheOceanGroup Ocean Group]] dub)
8th Feb '17 7:36:34 PM erforce
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* Used in ''RockyIV''. Ivan Drago's punching power is measured in PSI, and reaches ridiculous levels (2100, which would slam through iron if his arm didn't shatter first).

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* Used in ''RockyIV''.''Film/RockyIV''. Ivan Drago's punching power is measured in PSI, and reaches ridiculous levels (2100, which would slam through iron if his arm didn't shatter first).
25th Jan '17 4:16:13 PM VeryMelon
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** More specifically, they're divided by classes: D class is the lowest mentioned level (probably beatable by a [[BadassNormal well-trained human with a weapon]]), then C (dangerous), then B (strong enough to flatten a block), then A (strong enough to wipe out a city), then the [[RankInflation S class]] is for anyone who can [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu punch out Cthulhu]].

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** More specifically, they're divided by classes: D E class is the lowest mentioned level (probably beatable by a [[BadassNormal well-trained human with a weapon]]), then D class (too strong for normal humans, but spiritually aware humans can defeat them), then C (dangerous), (dangerous in general), then B (strong enough to flatten a block), then A (strong enough to wipe out a city), then the [[RankInflation S class]] is for anyone who can [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu punch out Cthulhu]].
13th Jan '17 9:21:11 AM LentilSandEater
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* Done quite frequently in ''Anime/YuGiOh'' and ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', [[JustifiedTrope justified somewhat]] by the way the game operates in both series.
** And in the [[TabletopGame/YuGiOh actual game]], as well, though one has to wonder by what scale they're able to determine the Attack and Defense powers of the monsters... or their monster level, for that matter.
*** It's said somewhere that the "average" monster has 1500 attack and defense power. ''Yu-Gi-Oh'' doesn't use exponential power growth like DBZ, making 9000 mean a lot even late in the series.
* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', pirate characters possess bounties. While these are actually measures of threat to the World Government rather than power ratings, fans and characters alike consider the difference to be academic, as they are typically a fairly good indicator of strength, though there are just as many exceptions as there are examples, with bounties both over-estimating and under-estimating the real threat of the character.

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* Done quite frequently in ''Anime/YuGiOh'' and ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', [[JustifiedTrope justified somewhat]] by the way the game operates in both series.
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series. And in the [[TabletopGame/YuGiOh actual game]], as well, though one has to wonder by what scale they're able to determine the Attack and Defense powers of the monsters... or their monster level, for that matter.
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matter. It's said somewhere that the "average" monster has 1500 attack and defense power. ''Yu-Gi-Oh'' doesn't use exponential power growth like DBZ, making 9000 mean a lot even late in the series.
* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', pirate ''Manga/OnePiece''
** Pirate
characters possess bounties. While these are actually measures of threat to the World Government rather than power ratings, fans and characters alike consider the difference to be academic, as they are typically a fairly good indicator of strength, though there are just as many exceptions as there are examples, with bounties both over-estimating and under-estimating the real threat of the character.



*** Amusingly, the dub outright calls it power levels, including a not-so-subtle "Over 9000" reference.

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*** ** Amusingly, the dub outright calls it power levels, including a not-so-subtle "Over 9000" reference.



*** Speaking of Moria, he is a perfect example of why you can't use bounties as an indicator of strength. Of the Warlords [[spoiler:prior to the TimeSkip]], his former bounty was the second highest, right after Doflamingo. Throughout the Paramount War, however, it became explicitly clear that of the Warlords, he was the ''weakest'' one. This was due to the fact that during the intervening years between his defeat at the hands of Kaido and the present time, he let himself go and suffered major BadassDecay, [[spoiler:all of which eventually got him kicked out of the group]].

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*** ** Speaking of Moria, he is a perfect example of why you can't use bounties as an indicator of strength. Of the Warlords [[spoiler:prior to the TimeSkip]], his former bounty was the second highest, right after Doflamingo. Throughout the Paramount War, however, it became explicitly clear that of the Warlords, he was the ''weakest'' one. This was due to the fact that during the intervening years between his defeat at the hands of Kaido and the present time, he let himself go and suffered major BadassDecay, [[spoiler:all of which eventually got him kicked out of the group]].



** List returns in a later chapter set, again made by Jack Rakan, showing Negi's growth and new ability. Negi is then listed at being 2200 with the right spells in mind. While Rakan himself is placed at 12000. However... due to various in plot activities by all involved... the list might not be all that off. As well as the long list of 'stupid things Rakan not only did but broke various laws of Physics to do'.
** The fun part is the cat that is listed at half of a point. Negi has a mental image in his depression of [[DeathOfAThousandCuts 1001 cats ganging up and kicking his ass.]]

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** List returns in a later chapter set, again made by Jack Rakan, showing Negi's growth and new ability. Negi is then listed at being 2200 with the right spells in mind. While Rakan himself is placed at 12000. However... due to various in plot activities by all involved... the list might not be all that off. As well as the long list of 'stupid things Rakan not only did but broke various laws of Physics to do'.
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do'. The fun part is the cat that is listed at half of a point. Negi has a mental image in his depression of [[DeathOfAThousandCuts 1001 cats ganging up and kicking his ass.]]



* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' measured its pilot-to-Eva [[{{Synchronization}} synch rates]] by percentages. This gets [[RankInflation slightly absurd]] at one point in the series where the rating exceeds 100%, although nobody ever says that it's a percentage of what's possible rather than a wonky way of reporting two statistics that combine to determine synchronization.
** This is probably because [[MamaBear Unit 1]] has a habit of vastly surpassing its own operational parameters.
*** Of course, the issue of Synchronisation can be simplified by the fact it doesn't equate to "ass kicking levels" but how easily and quickly one can operate an Evangelion. Someone with 100% can move an Eva as easily as one's own body, and someone with less than 20% can't do anything. Past 100% the pilot begins to lose the connection with their own body as they become more and more in tune with the Eva's soul. At 400% synchronization the barriers between their souls break completely and the pilot's body dissolves into a primordial stew; they essentially become part of the Eva.
** That's probably the least absurd number inflation in the series; success rates for insane and/or suicidal missions typically rank between 0.0000582958% and 1%. [[MillionToOneChance And they always manage to succeed]].
** ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'' removes synchronization in favor of the previously less-used "plug depth" to the list of {{technobabble}} jargon. It can apparently reach negative numbers.
*** From a mechanical viewpoint, this is in fact understandable. The plug is inserted into the Eva's core to allow a connection between the pilot and Eva. Zero depth is not, however, entry into the core but the distance at which further movement into the core will risk "contamination", when feedback from the Eva begins to corrupt the pilot. Negative values are beyond that safety limit.
* Compare the Eva pilots with the male lead from ''Anime/DualParallelTroubleAdventure'', whose synchronization rating was ''negative'' 200%. Of course, one possible reason for his mecha being able to move at all could be that [[spoiler: it's his alternate self from another dimension.]]
** Of course considering that every other pilot in the series has a ''positive'' rating one has to wonder exactly what a negative one is supposed to be. Or even how either side would have equipment that could measure a negative rating.

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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' measured its pilot-to-Eva [[{{Synchronization}} synch rates]] by percentages. This gets [[RankInflation slightly absurd]] at one point in the series where the rating exceeds 100%, although nobody ever says that it's a percentage of what's possible rather than a wonky way of reporting two statistics that combine to determine synchronization.
** This is probably because [[MamaBear Unit 1]] has a habit of vastly surpassing its own operational parameters.
***
synchronization. Of course, the issue of Synchronisation can be simplified by the fact it doesn't equate to "ass kicking levels" but how easily and quickly one can operate an Evangelion. Someone with 100% can move an Eva as easily as one's own body, and someone with less than 20% can't do anything. Past 100% the pilot begins to lose the connection with their own body as they become more and more in tune with the Eva's soul. At 400% synchronization the barriers between their souls break completely and the pilot's body dissolves into a primordial stew; they essentially become part of the Eva.
**
Eva. That's probably the least absurd number inflation in the series; success rates for insane and/or suicidal missions typically rank between 0.0000582958% and 1%. [[MillionToOneChance And they always manage to succeed]].
** ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'' removes synchronization in favor of the previously less-used "plug depth" to the list of {{technobabble}} jargon. It can apparently reach negative numbers.
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numbers. From a mechanical viewpoint, this is in fact understandable. The plug is inserted into the Eva's core to allow a connection between the pilot and Eva. Zero depth is not, however, entry into the core but the distance at which further movement into the core will risk "contamination", when feedback from the Eva begins to corrupt the pilot. Negative values are beyond that safety limit.
* Compare the Eva pilots with the male lead from ''Anime/DualParallelTroubleAdventure'', whose synchronization rating was ''negative'' 200%. Of course, one possible reason for his mecha being able to move at all could be that [[spoiler: it's his alternate self from another dimension.]]
**
]] Of course considering that every other pilot in the series has a ''positive'' rating one has to wonder exactly what a negative one is supposed to be. Or even how either side would have equipment that could measure a negative rating.



* Used in ''Manga/{{Kinnikuman}}'' [[TheWorfEffect initially to just show how powerful Buffaloman is.]] Prior to him, every one of the main characters had a Choujin Power around 1,000,000, almost all of them less than that. After that, well, we jump from the next arc's BigBad, Akuma Shogun, who had a Choujin power of 15,000,000, to the five [[BigBad Big Bads]] of the Throne arc, who all had powers of ''100,000,000.'' However, even longstanding characters' power levels didn't change any over the course of the series as villains get more powerful, and as a result these were numbers mainly ignored for the purpose of storytelling, so by the end of the Throne arc, Robin Mask with his by-then measly 950,000 power beating the berserker Mammothman, Choujin power 78,000,000.
** May be {{justified|Trope}} in that Choujin Power seems to only represent brute strength, with no regards to the actual skill of the combatants. Given the prevalence of submission holds in the series, it wouldn't be unheard of for a WeakButSkilled grappler to take down someone with much greater strength.
** Also it was discussed with the Five Evil Chojin Gods noting how on earth Kinnikuman of 950,000 can defeat a Perfect Chojin of 50,000,000 who happened to be [[spoiler:Neptune King]]. With the God Of Intelligence scanning the Machineguns' Muscle Docking attack defeating the Hell Missionaries; it turns out that Kinnikuman's Burning Inner Strength increased his own Chojin Power up to ''70,000,000'' in his attack. This lead to the plot in Scramble Of the Throne Arc to prevent Kinnikuman from becoming king due to his own increasing power that can surpass Chojin Gods.

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* Used in ''Manga/{{Kinnikuman}}'' [[TheWorfEffect initially to just show how powerful Buffaloman is.]] Prior to him, every one of the main characters had a Choujin Power around 1,000,000, almost all of them less than that. After that, well, we jump from the next arc's BigBad, Akuma Shogun, who had a Choujin power of 15,000,000, to the five [[BigBad Big Bads]] of the Throne arc, who all had powers of ''100,000,000.'' However, even longstanding characters' power levels didn't change any over the course of the series as villains get more powerful, and as a result these were numbers mainly ignored for the purpose of storytelling, so by the end of the Throne arc, Robin Mask with his by-then measly 950,000 power beating the berserker Mammothman, Choujin power 78,000,000.
** May be {{justified|Trope}} in that Choujin Power seems to only represent brute strength, with no regards to the actual skill of the combatants. Given the prevalence of submission holds in the series, it wouldn't be unheard of for a WeakButSkilled grappler to take down someone with much greater strength.
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78,000,000. Also it was discussed with the Five Evil Chojin Gods noting how on earth Kinnikuman of 950,000 can defeat a Perfect Chojin of 50,000,000 who happened to be [[spoiler:Neptune King]]. With the God Of Intelligence scanning the Machineguns' Muscle Docking attack defeating the Hell Missionaries; it turns out that Kinnikuman's Burning Inner Strength increased his own Chojin Power up to ''70,000,000'' in his attack. This lead to the plot in Scramble Of the Throne Arc to prevent Kinnikuman from becoming king due to his own increasing power that can surpass Chojin Gods.



* Some competitive games and sports have methods [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elo_rating_system]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glicko_rating_system]] to calculate a player's relative level of ability. This extends into series based on those games. For instance, ''Manga/HikaruNoGo''.
** For plot related reasons Hikaru's rating drastically underestimates his true skill. In a later match a competitor thinks he has an easy match against a mere 1-dan, and ends up horribly curbstomped.

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* Some competitive games and sports have methods [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elo_rating_system]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glicko_rating_system]] to calculate a player's relative level of ability. This extends into series based on those games. For instance, ''Manga/HikaruNoGo''.
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''Manga/HikaruNoGo''. For plot related reasons Hikaru's rating drastically underestimates his true skill. In a later match a competitor thinks he has an easy match against a mere 1-dan, and ends up horribly curbstomped.



* In ''Manga/TheLegendOfKoizumi'', power levels are read as Adelhieds, which is how much power someone has when playing Mahjong. In a way, the physics work similar to ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', power rises with anger and special abilities, as George W. Bush demonstrates when [[spoiler: George H.W. Bush sacrifices himself to save his son,]] complete with W. Bush flying into a [[BerserkButton pissed-off rage]] and killing [[spoiler: Otto Skorzeny.]]
** Hell, even the Adelhied level reader is similar to a Saiyan Scouter!

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* In ''Manga/TheLegendOfKoizumi'', power levels are read as Adelhieds, which is how much power someone has when playing Mahjong. In a way, the physics work similar to ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', power rises with anger and special abilities, as George W. Bush demonstrates when [[spoiler: George H.W. Bush sacrifices himself to save his son,]] complete with W. Bush flying into a [[BerserkButton pissed-off rage]] and killing [[spoiler: Otto Skorzeny.]]
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]] Hell, even the Adelhied level reader is similar to a Saiyan Scouter!
13th Jan '17 9:16:55 AM LentilSandEater
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* The ''Anime/{{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. ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' is much better with this, as the main character's Pokémon's strengths don't fluctuate like the anime does. At various points, the main character's teams are listed with their stats and abilities, levels included, which gradually do increase as time goes on. However, the levels only indicate their strength; evolution and learning new moves have nothing to do with it.
*** The ''Pokemon Special'' Pokédex also has the ability to display levels. At one point, the bad guys make their own Pokédexes and laugh at [[FriendToAllLivingThings Yellow]] for having weak Pokémon (levels ranging from 20-40). However, she uses her SuperEmpowering ability, and their eyes pop out when the Dex informs them that her Pokémon's levels suddenly rise to the ''mid-eighties''. [[OhCrap They wisely run for it.]]

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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''
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The ''Anime/{{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. overcome.
**
''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' is much better with this, as the main character's Pokémon's strengths don't fluctuate like the anime does. At various points, the main character's teams are listed with their stats and abilities, levels included, which gradually do increase as time goes on. However, the levels only indicate their strength; evolution and learning new moves have nothing to do with it.
*** ** The ''Pokemon Special'' Pokédex also has the ability to display levels. At one point, the bad guys make their own Pokédexes and laugh at [[FriendToAllLivingThings Yellow]] for having weak Pokémon (levels ranging from 20-40). However, she uses her SuperEmpowering ability, and their eyes pop out when the Dex informs them that her Pokémon's levels suddenly rise to the ''mid-eighties''. [[OhCrap They wisely run for it.]]
13th Jan '17 9:16:09 AM LentilSandEater
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* ''Manga/ZettaiKarenChildren'' has a pretty basic ESP ranking system, from Level 1 to Level 7. It's at about Level 5 and up that [=ESPers=] start to become dangerous, and there are only three known Japanese Level 7s in the show - the lead trio (and the non-Japanese ones are also few in number). The show's BigBad is ''beyond'' the rankings.
** To clarify, one character mentions that there are only 7 rankings because anything above level 7 is ''immeasurable''.
** The Big Bad's former superior is possibly the same as him.
* The ''Anime/{{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.
** ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' is much better with this, as the main character's Pokémon's strengths don't fluctuate like the anime does. At various points, the main character's teams are listed with their stats and abilities, levels included, which gradually do increase as time goes on. However, the levels only indicate their strength; evolution and learning new moves have nothing to do with it.

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* ''Manga/ZettaiKarenChildren'' has a pretty basic ESP ranking system, from Level 1 to Level 7. It's at about Level 5 and up that [=ESPers=] start to become dangerous, and there are only three known Japanese Level 7s in the show - the lead trio (and the non-Japanese ones are also few in number). The show's BigBad is ''beyond'' the rankings.
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rankings. To clarify, one character mentions that there are only 7 rankings because anything above level 7 is ''immeasurable''.
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''immeasurable''. The Big Bad's former superior is possibly the same as him.
* The ''Anime/{{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]].
**
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.
**
overcome. ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' is much better with this, as the main character's Pokémon's strengths don't fluctuate like the anime does. At various points, the main character's teams are listed with their stats and abilities, levels included, which gradually do increase as time goes on. However, the levels only indicate their strength; evolution and learning new moves have nothing to do with it.
8th Jan '17 12:37:06 PM nombretomado
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* ''TopTen'' has power levels for psychokinetics. The one the officers have to deal with in issue #6-- an escaped mental patient who thinks he's Santa Claus-- has Class Two abilities, which allow him to levitate his stolen sleigh and reindeer, take control of Robyn's gadgets, and toss around Smax while making it snow all over the state. When Robyn wonders what a Class One can do, Smax tells her they can snuff and ignite suns.

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* ''TopTen'' ''ComicBook/TopTen'' has power levels for psychokinetics. The one the officers have to deal with in issue #6-- an escaped mental patient who thinks he's Santa Claus-- has Class Two abilities, which allow him to levitate his stolen sleigh and reindeer, take control of Robyn's gadgets, and toss around Smax while making it snow all over the state. When Robyn wonders what a Class One can do, Smax tells her they can snuff and ignite suns.
28th Dec '16 1:47:38 AM X2X
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-->-- ''Anime/DragonballZ'' (Original Japanese version)

Some works can use StatOVision to record [[TheForceIsStrongWithThisOne or sense]] the magnitude of [[MyKungFuIsStrongerThanYours a character's strength]], to [[SuperWeight an exact number.]] [[NotDrawnToScale Units are rarely included]], though -- it's senseless enough as it is. In any case, this is mildly useful for comparisons, until [[SortingAlgorithmOfEvil said levels start getting silly]] and are dropped altogether, never to be mentioned again.

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-->-- ''Anime/DragonballZ'' (Original ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' (original Japanese version)

Some works can use StatOVision to record [[TheForceIsStrongWithThisOne or sense]] the magnitude of [[MyKungFuIsStrongerThanYours a character's strength]], to [[SuperWeight an exact number.]] number]]. [[NotDrawnToScale Units are rarely included]], though -- it's senseless enough as it is. In any case, this is mildly useful for comparisons, until [[SortingAlgorithmOfEvil said levels start getting silly]] and are dropped altogether, never to be mentioned again.



See also {{Mana}}, and SuperWeight for ''actual'' power-levels. NotToBeConfusedWith the PeninsulaOfPowerLeveling.

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See also {{Mana}}, and SuperWeight for ''actual'' power-levels.power levels. NotToBeConfusedWith the PeninsulaOfPowerLeveling.



* Your base Essence stat in ''{{Exalted}}'' kinda represents this in that a higher rank unlocks more powerful [[PowersAsPrograms Charms]]... except that the actual charms a character has means a lot more in terms of comparing power levels within Exalt types, and that the SuperWeight between the different types means more than if their Essence stat matches. Terrestrials, for example, tend to be significantly weaker than Solars or Abyssals, and Alchemicals veer up and down wildly depending on whether they've had time to optimise their Charm loadouts against you or not. It is, however, played straight in-setting in Yu-Shan, where a being's status is largely determined by their Essence rating, and elder Sidereals with an Essence of 10 socially outrank anyone except the Incarna.

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* Your base Essence stat in ''{{Exalted}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' kinda represents this in that a higher rank unlocks more powerful [[PowersAsPrograms Charms]]... except that the actual charms a character has means a lot more in terms of comparing power levels within Exalt types, and that the SuperWeight between the different types means more than if their Essence stat matches. Terrestrials, for example, tend to be significantly weaker than Solars or Abyssals, and Alchemicals veer up and down wildly depending on whether they've had time to optimise their Charm loadouts against you or not. It is, however, played straight in-setting in Yu-Shan, where a being's status is largely determined by their Essence rating, and elder Sidereals with an Essence of 10 socially outrank anyone except the Incarna.



** A letter expansion also added Shift Zero (0) for abilities ever lower than a 1, and Shift X (150), Shift Y (200), and Shift Z (500) for ones beyond Unearthly. Class 1000, Class 3000 and Class 5000 were added for the truly [[CosmicEntity Cosmic Beings]]. The absolutely highest level was Beyond-Rank, that had no number (it was infinite.) Only one character had abilities of this caliber: the Beyonder from ComicBook/SecretWars.

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** A letter expansion also added Shift Zero (0) for abilities ever lower than a 1, and Shift X (150), Shift Y (200), and Shift Z (500) for ones beyond Unearthly. Class 1000, Class 3000 and Class 5000 were added for the truly [[CosmicEntity Cosmic Beings]]. The absolutely highest level was Beyond-Rank, that had no number (it was infinite.) Only one character had abilities of this caliber: the Beyonder from ComicBook/SecretWars.''ComicBook/SecretWars''.



* Beings in ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' are ranked by letters. "D" being a non-sapient monster with capabilities less than those of human beings, "C" being a weak monster on par with a human (and humans themselves), "B" being an average monster that can devestate a smallish army, "B+" being a trained and magical monster capable of wiping their butts with "B-Class" demons, "A" is exceptionally strong and are the rulers of the demon world, and "S" being essentially a PhysicalGod. Most of the playable characters are B+s', with a few exceptions (Demitri and Pyron are A and Jedah is an S. B.B. Hood is human and a C by default). [[PsychoForHire Baby Bonnie Hood]] is the only known human with the slightest capability of damaging an S-Class demon thanks to her insanity, intense training, and impossibly large arsenal of hidden weapons.

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* Beings in ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' are ranked by letters. letters, "D" being a non-sapient monster with capabilities less than those of human beings, beings; "C" being a weak monster on par with a human (and humans themselves), themselves); "B" being an average monster that can devestate devastate a smallish army, army; "B+" being a trained and magical monster capable of wiping their butts with "B-Class" demons, "A" is being exceptionally strong and creatures, many of which are the rulers of Makai, the demon world, world; and "S" being essentially a PhysicalGod. Most of the playable characters are B+s', B+s, with a few exceptions (Demitri exceptions. [[note]]Demitri and Pyron are A and Jedah is an S. B.B. Hood is human Morrigan was originally an S as well and a C [[PowerIncontinence showed]] [[RealityWarper signs]] of surpassing her adoptive father, the '''[[RankInflation S+]]''' Belial Aensland, necessitating that her power (and soul) be divided up into three parts; Morrigan wouldn't recover the last third of her soul until she [[FusionDance reunited with]] her "sister" Lilith (said third given physical form by default). Jedah) in their endings to the third game, though this is only definitively treated as "canon" for most of Morrigan's VideoGame/CapcomVsWhatever appearances and the full extent of her strength post-merger has never been officially evaluated.[[/note]] [[PsychoForHire Baby Bonnie Hood]] Hood]], though human and a C by default, is the only known human mortal with the slightest capability of damaging an S-Class demon thanks to her insanity, intense training, and impossibly large arsenal of hidden weapons.



** In the various Disgaea games, you can actually level your characters up beyond level 9000, but more importantly with enough grinding you can have the stats needed to to billions of damage easily, one-shotting the strongest bosses the games have to offer.
* The first three games in the ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' series had listings of the robot bosses at the end, just before the credits. In ''X3'', the images were combined with ratings for strength and speed. Most of the bosses topped at about 10,000 for one or the other, Sigma made it up to 16,000 both, and Battle Body Sigma reached 25,600 for both (despite the fact that he was slower than dirt). These numerical ratings have no real bearing on game mechanics and aren't explicitly referred to at any other time. However, X had a rating of "?", referring to his limitless potential, which ''is'' mentioned several time though. It even forms the basis of his name.[[note]]Light named him X after the variable "x" which, in algebraic terms, represents limitless possibility, as do X's advanced systems.[[/note]] Zero had a "?" too, but likely for a different reason.

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** In the various Disgaea ''Disgaea'' games, you can actually level your characters up beyond level 9000, but more importantly with enough grinding you can have the stats needed to to billions of damage easily, one-shotting the strongest bosses the games have to offer.
* The first three games in the ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' series had listings of the robot bosses at the end, just before the credits. In ''X3'', ''[[VideoGame/MegaManX3 X3]]'', the images were combined with ratings for strength and speed. Most of the bosses topped at about 10,000 for one or the other, Sigma made it up to 16,000 both, and Battle Body Sigma reached 25,600 for both (despite the fact that he was slower than dirt). These numerical ratings have no real bearing on game mechanics and aren't explicitly referred to at any other time. However, X had a rating of "?", referring to his limitless potential, which ''is'' mentioned several time though.times elsewhere throughout the series. It even forms the basis of his name. [[note]]Light named him X after the variable "x" which, in algebraic terms, represents limitless possibility, as do X's advanced systems.[[/note]] Zero had a "?" too, but likely for a different reason.



** The D-Ratios were a measurement of a person's chance - assumed to be genetic - of 'linking' with a dragon. 1/4: 25% of that person linking with, and effectively becoming an avatar of, a dragon. 1/8192: .012% of the link occurring. Looking this stuff up is definite Low-D work.
* Before boss fights in ''MadWorld'', a screen with a "Death Watch" rating will compare the main character to whoever he's fighting.
* In ''VideoGame/OracleOfTao'' Fenrir's hp is exactly 9000. Recent edits to the game have changed it to 9001, because of this trope. (Not that there aren't stronger enemies)
* ''VideoGame/ArTonelicoIIMelodyOfMetafalica'', Replakia. Can be charged up to MILLIONS of percent. ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXjXTiBgBSA Here's an example.]]''

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** The D-Ratios were a measurement of a person's chance - -- assumed to be genetic - -- of 'linking' "linking" with a dragon. 1/4: 25% of that person linking with, and effectively becoming an avatar of, a dragon. 1/8192: .012% of the link occurring. Looking this stuff up is definite Low-D work.
* Before boss fights in ''MadWorld'', ''VideoGame/MadWorld'', a screen with a "Death Watch" rating will compare the main character to whoever he's fighting.
* In ''VideoGame/OracleOfTao'' Fenrir's hp is exactly 9000. Recent edits to the game have changed it to 9001, because of this trope. (Not that there aren't stronger enemies)
enemies.)
* ''VideoGame/ArTonelicoIIMelodyOfMetafalica'', Replakia. Can be charged up to MILLIONS of percent. ''[[http://www.''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXjXTiBgBSA Here's an example.]]''



* [[WorldOfWarcraft Gear Score]] intends to measure this, but falls flat on so many levels that it has become prime FlameBait. Most notably, it only counts the "Item Level" of equipment, not how useful that equipment is.

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* [[WorldOfWarcraft Gear Score]] Score in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' intends to measure this, but falls flat on so many levels that it has become prime FlameBait. Most notably, it only counts the "Item Level" of equipment, not how useful that equipment is.
24th Nov '16 2:39:01 PM DarkHunter
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** 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''.

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** 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'').
15th Nov '16 4:13:46 PM mega95gox
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'''Nappa:''' '''OVER EIGHT THOUSAND!?''' There's something wrong! It must be malfunctioning!

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'''Nappa:''' '''OVER EIGHT THOUSAND!?''' There's something wrong! That can't be right! It must be malfunctioning!
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