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24th Apr '16 10:51:08 AM Hanz
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** In ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' Nappa's scouter uses [[ButtMonkey Raditz]] as a unit of measurement, since Raditz's power level clocks in at an even (but pitiful for a Saiyan, and equivalent to a Saibaman's power level) 1200.

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** In ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' Nappa's scouter uses [[ButtMonkey Raditz]] as a unit of measurement, since Raditz's [[StarterVillain Raditz's]] power level clocks in at an even (but pitiful for a Saiyan, and equivalent to a Saibaman's power level) 1200.
22nd Apr '16 6:21:34 AM Ramidel
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* In ''Anime/KillLaKill'', ClothesMakeTheSuperman and the power they give their wearers is based on the amount of Life Fibers within them. A One-Star Goku Uniform has 10%, Two-Star 20%, Three-Star 30%, and so on. A Kamui is made of 100% Life Fiber and gives the greatest power boost.

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* In ''Anime/KillLaKill'', ''Anime/KillLaKill'':
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ClothesMakeTheSuperman and the power they give their wearers is based on the amount of Life Fibers within them. A One-Star Goku Uniform has 10%, Two-Star 20%, and Three-Star 30%, and so on.30% (the strongest Goku Uniform a human can ordinarily use). A Kamui is made of 100% Life Fiber and gives the greatest power boost. ''However'', the system just measures the strength of the uniform, ''not'' the capability of the wearer or their ability with using the uniform. Mako, for example, is a Two-Star, but due to her raw strength is more powerful than any of the Three-Stars when wearing her uniform.
** At one point, Mako's "fighting values" are shown on a scanner. She has 0000 in all areas when unequipped, but [[ReadingsAreOffTheScale 9999]] when wearing her personal Two-Star Goku Uniform.
** "Life Fiber tolerance" is not measured in discreet levels, but is thrown around on a couple of occasions to explain Satsuki's [[spoiler: and Mako's]] unusual strength. Someone who can tolerate high levels of Life Fiber contact can use a Kamui Uniform or get the most out of a lesser Goku Uniform.
20th Apr '16 6:30:10 AM narm00
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* Supernaturals in the NewWorldOfDarkness generally have a "Power Stat" that represents raw supernatural power -- Blood Potency for Vampires, Primal Urge for Werewolves, Gnosis for Mages, Azoth for Prometheans, Wyrd for Changelings, and Psyche for Sin-Eaters. Across the board, the power stat allows for increased {{Mana}} storage and expenditure, as well as an increased resistance against mind-affecting supernatural powers.
** Before that, ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' had Generation, which reflected how distantly descended a vampire was from Caine. The fourteenth and fifteen generation Kindred were viewed by a large chunk of vampire society as aberrations and harbingers of the end of the world, whereas third generation vampires were basically regarded as dread gods made flesh (the second generation was destroyed long ago, and the first generation was... well, Caine).

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* Supernaturals in the NewWorldOfDarkness TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness generally have a "Power Stat" that represents raw supernatural power -- Blood Potency for Vampires, Primal Urge for Werewolves, Gnosis for Mages, Azoth for Prometheans, Wyrd for Changelings, and Psyche for Sin-Eaters.Sin-Eaters, Sekhem for Mummies, and Primum for Demons. Across the board, the power stat allows for increased {{Mana}} storage and expenditure, as well as an increased resistance against mind-affecting supernatural powers.
** Before that, * In the TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness, ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' had has Generation, which reflected reflects how distantly descended a vampire was is from Caine. The fourteenth and fifteen generation Kindred were are viewed by a large chunk of vampire society as aberrations and harbingers of the end of the world, whereas third generation vampires were are basically regarded as dread gods made flesh (the second generation was destroyed long ago, and the first generation was... is... well, Caine).Caine).
** In ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'', Rank determines what level of Gifts (magical powers) you can learn.
19th Apr '16 2:12:19 PM Willbyr
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* 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]].

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* The ''{{Pokemon}}'' ''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]].



** ''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 ''PokemonSpecial'' 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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** ''PokemonSpecial'' ''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 ''PokemonSpecial'' ''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.]]



* In ''{{Claymore}}'' every main character is given a numerical rank, with one being the strongest. And come hell or high water, they will just NOT stop talking about what rank they are. Somewhat justified in that there are a LOT of claymores running around, and it's easier to just approximate off rank. Also provides Claire's status as the AlmightyJanitor, she's dead last in rank, because she [[CripplingOverspecialization overspecialized]] to fight Awakened Beings. She gets better. Her replacement on the other hand, is.. [[FauxActionGirl less so.]]

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* In ''{{Claymore}}'' ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' every main character is given a numerical rank, with one being the strongest. And come hell or high water, they will just NOT stop talking about what rank they are. Somewhat justified in that there are a LOT of claymores running around, and it's easier to just approximate off rank. Also provides Claire's status as the AlmightyJanitor, she's dead last in rank, because she [[CripplingOverspecialization overspecialized]] to fight Awakened Beings. She gets better. Her replacement on the other hand, is.. [[FauxActionGirl less so.]]



* Used in ''{{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 measely 950,000 power beating the berserker Mammothman, Choujin power 78,000,000.
** May be [[JustifiedTrope justified]] 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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* Used in ''{{Kinnikuman}}'' ''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 measely 950,000 power beating the berserker Mammothman, Choujin power 78,000,000.
** May be [[JustifiedTrope justified]] {{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.



* In ''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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* In ''TheLegendOfKoizumi'', ''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.]]



* ''SaintSeiya'' realistically measures fighting power in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watt kilowatts]]; IIRC, however, KiAttacks are not measured.

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* ''SaintSeiya'' ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' realistically measures fighting power in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watt kilowatts]]; IIRC, however, KiAttacks are not measured.
2nd Apr '16 3:00:11 PM wootzits
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* In the first season of ''Franchise/{{Jewelpet}}'', the titular pets' magical power is ranked depending on the chances of a spell working as intended: Acrylic (1% chance of success), Glass (50%) or Crystal (100%). The [[RankInflation Super Crystal]] rank gets introduced later, attributed to Jewelpets with divine-level magic.

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* In the first season of ''Franchise/{{Jewelpet}}'', ''Anime/{{Jewelpet 2009}}'', the titular pets' magical power is ranked depending on the chances of a spell working as intended: Acrylic (1% chance of success), Glass (50%) or Crystal (100%). The [[RankInflation Super Crystal]] rank gets introduced later, attributed to Jewelpets with divine-level magic.
9th Mar '16 12:22:19 PM DaveE
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** It's worth noting that the Alpha, Beta and Gamma classes were introduced during the AgeOfApocalypse storyline (anyone who didn't fit was rated "Dreg"). As part of a genocidal madman's Darwinist dystopia the classifications made sense, but the writers bled them back into the main timeline as convenient shorthand. Oddly enough there weren't any official Omega mutants in that timeline, although Nate Grey might have warranted that classification.
14th Jan '16 12:45:32 PM Ramidel
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* 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.

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* 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.
12th Dec '15 4:36:42 PM DannWoolf
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** ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' measure the energy in Raditz, because he is weak enough to be the unit of Ki. (Raditz' Power Level is 1200)

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** In ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' measure the energy in Raditz, because he is weak enough to be the Nappa's scouter uses [[ButtMonkey Raditz]] as a unit of Ki. (Raditz' Power Level is 1200)measurement, since Raditz's power level clocks in at an even (but pitiful for a Saiyan, and equivalent to a Saibaman's power level) 1200.
2nd Dec '15 8:23:08 PM dasuberkaiser
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* Used in ''{{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 BigBads]] 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 measely 950,000 power beating the berserker Mammothman, Choujin power 78,000,000.

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* Used in ''{{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 BigBads]] 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 measely 950,000 power beating the berserker Mammothman, Choujin power 78,000,000.



* [[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 [[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.
25th Nov '15 8:00:23 AM superkeijikun
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* ''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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