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12th Sep '16 10:00:07 AM KingZeal
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* The {{Trope Namer}}s and trope codifiers are probably the readings off of the ki-detecting scouters from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiMHTK15Pik "It's over nine thousaaaaand!"]]). Despite frequent breakage, they kept showing up until well into the Freeza Saga, at which point the numbers start exceeding [[PinballScoring 6 digits]] and the writers gave up. The highest number given in-series was 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 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!"

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* The {{Trope Namer}}s and trope codifiers are probably the readings off of the ki-detecting scouters from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiMHTK15Pik "It's over nine thousaaaaand!"]]).
** Even though ''Dragon Ball'' popularized the trope, the entire point was that it was an UnbuiltTrope. Toriyama has stated in numerous interviews and commentaries that Power Levels were never meant to be an accurate representation of a character's abilities. Valor, focus, and purity of heart were supposed to be where someone's true power came from. However, the reason they caught on is that, aside from a few outliers (usually whoever was supposed to be TheHero of the current arc), whenever we did hear about Power Levels, the character with the higher number almost invariably won. Also, there was very little reason given in-universe for why one character's feelings pushed them into a new TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening and others' didn't. Because of this, a lot of people [[MisaimedFandom took power levels completely straight]].
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Despite frequent breakage, they kept showing up until well into the Freeza Saga, at which point the numbers start exceeding [[PinballScoring 6 digits]] and the writers gave up.digits]]. The highest number given in-series was 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 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!"
1st Sep '16 6:11:34 PM Jarfulous
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'''Nappa:''' WHAT?! NINE THOUSAND?! There's no way that could be right, COULD IIIT?!

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'''Nappa:''' WHAT?! NINE THOUSAND?! There's no way that could can be right, COULD CAN IIIT?!
13th Aug '16 4:54:22 PM nombretomado
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* A ShoutOut is made in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', with the Mysterious Stranger (a ShoutOut himself to DirtyHarry and cliched movie detectives) with his [[GameBreaker .44 Magnum Revolver]], which has a damage level of Over Nine Thousand!

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* A ShoutOut is made in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', with the Mysterious Stranger (a ShoutOut himself to DirtyHarry ''Film/DirtyHarry'' and cliched movie detectives) with his [[GameBreaker .44 Magnum Revolver]], which has a damage level of Over Nine Thousand!
13th Aug '16 11:58:25 AM nombretomado
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* Akuma in ''DGrayMan'' have extremely strictly-defined PowerLevels, going so far as to completely define them by said levels. They can even level up by killing people; it's quite like a game for them. Level Ones are mindless killing machines and all look the same, Level Twos have personalities and very varied appearances, and Level Threes are astronomically stronger than the earlier levels and generally look somewhat like armored knights. Level [[FourIsDeath Fours]] look like twisted cherubs and are powerful enough to take on all of the Generals at once.

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* Akuma in ''DGrayMan'' ''Manga/DGrayMan'' have extremely strictly-defined PowerLevels, going so far as to completely define them by said levels. They can even level up by killing people; it's quite like a game for them. Level Ones are mindless killing machines and all look the same, Level Twos have personalities and very varied appearances, and Level Threes are astronomically stronger than the earlier levels and generally look somewhat like armored knights. Level [[FourIsDeath Fours]] look like twisted cherubs and are powerful enough to take on all of the Generals at once.
31st Jul '16 3:40:40 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/PleaseDontTellMyParentsImASupervillain'': MadScientist inventions are ranked from Tier One to Tier Four, and the number of higher-tier inventions a scientist has says a lot about their own power level.

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* ''Literature/PleaseDontTellMyParentsImASupervillain'': MadScientist inventions are ranked from Tier One to Tier Four, Three, and the number of higher-tier inventions a scientist has says a lot about their own power level.
31st Jul '16 3:40:30 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/PleaseDontTellMyParentsImASupervillain'': MadScientist inventions are ranked from Tier One to Tier Four, and the number of higher-tier inventions a scientist has says a lot about their own power level.
** Tier One: Intelligent inventions, but within the realm of normal science. Sometimes referred to as "prodigy level." Many Tier One inventions can be replicated, but it's usually not worth the effort. Examples include an unfolding clockwork lunchbox and a real-time single-language translation device.
** 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 AI.
** Tier Three: Based on unknown or impossible laws of physics. They are, by definition, impossible to replicate, but that doesn't stop people from trying. Examples include teleportation and self-replicating rag dolls.
29th Jul '16 10:21:57 AM Horn
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** Note: The level of 9,000 that has been [[MemeticMutation bandied about in a peculiar fashion]] is an inaccurate translation. In the original Japanese, Vegeta's scounter finds Goku's power level to be over ''eight'' thousand. Creator/TheOceanGroup apparently went with 'nine' because it matched the lip-sync better. The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9NMy6hVJpo original Japanese dubbing]] also doesn't make Vegeta's ''anger'' level [[LargeHam quite so loud]] at the revelation.

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** Note: The level of 9,000 that has been [[MemeticMutation bandied about in a peculiar fashion]] is an inaccurate translation. In the original Japanese, Vegeta's scounter scouter finds Goku's power level to be over ''eight'' thousand. Creator/TheOceanGroup apparently went with 'nine' because it matched the lip-sync better. The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9NMy6hVJpo original Japanese dubbing]] also doesn't make Vegeta's ''anger'' level [[LargeHam quite so loud]] at the revelation.



* 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 measely 950,000 power beating the berserker Mammothman, Choujin power 78,000,000.

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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 measely measly 950,000 power beating the berserker Mammothman, Choujin power 78,000,000.



** This was a gimmick used in the [[TournamentArc Galaxian Wars]] in order to give the audience a better understanding of the Saint's capabilities. They also measured exerts of strenght with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilograms kilograms]] and freezing techniques with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celsius Celsius]].

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** This was a gimmick used in the [[TournamentArc Galaxian Wars]] in order to give the audience a better understanding of the Saint's capabilities. They also measured exerts of strenght strength with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilograms kilograms]] and freezing techniques with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celsius Celsius]].



* In ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'', beasts are given Capture Levels, which measure how difficult it is to successfully hunt them. A beast with a capture level of 1 requires at least ten professional hunters to bring down. They are ''not'' normall measures of physical power; an ingredient with a phenomenally high level is so weak that even the presence of typical [[{{Badass}} Badasses]] would cause it to die instantly- it's high level comes from the fact that getting to it means fighting past a waterfall that typically ''grinds mountains to dust.''

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* In ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'', beasts are given Capture Levels, which measure how difficult it is to successfully hunt them. A beast with a capture level of 1 requires at least ten professional hunters to bring down. They are ''not'' normall normal measures of physical power; an ingredient with a phenomenally high level is so weak that even the presence of typical [[{{Badass}} Badasses]] would cause it to die instantly- it's high level comes from the fact that getting to it means fighting past a waterfall that typically ''grinds mountains to dust.''



* In the ''ComicBook/BuckGodotZapGunForHire'' universe, civilizations as well as individuals are assigned 'Power Classes', as an easy way to keep track of who should step carefully around who. This 'Class seems to be determined mostly by technological level, but also by numbers and ability. Humanity, as a whole, is classified as Class 12. The only known Class 1 Power is Lord Thezmothete, who appears to be a sentient tree of some sort (He does, however, seem to have several similarly vegetative underlings). Other noteables is The Teleporter, an extra-dimensional alien who exists in a state of continuous transmission, whose capabilities includes transporting entire PLANETS instantaneously across the galaxy - he's a Class 8 Power, all on his lonesome.

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* In the ''ComicBook/BuckGodotZapGunForHire'' universe, civilizations as well as individuals are assigned 'Power Classes', as an easy way to keep track of who should step carefully around who. This 'Class seems to be determined mostly by technological level, but also by numbers and ability. Humanity, as a whole, is classified as Class 12. The only known Class 1 Power is Lord Thezmothete, who appears to be a sentient tree of some sort (He does, however, seem to have several similarly vegetative underlings). Other noteables Another notable is The Teleporter, an extra-dimensional alien who exists in a state of continuous transmission, whose capabilities includes transporting entire PLANETS instantaneously across the galaxy - he's a Class 8 Power, all on his lonesome.



* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros for Wii U / Nintendo 3DS'' combines Power Levels with high scores in the form of "Global Smash Power". Rather than a leaderboard that shows how you rank amongst all players with rank 1 being the highest scoring player, Global Smash Power is a measurement of how many players you outscore. A GSP of 65,021, for instance, would indicate that your high score exceeds that of 65,020 players.

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* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros for Wii U / Nintendo 3DS'' combines Power Levels with high scores in the form of "Global Smash Power". Rather than a leaderboard that shows how you rank amongst among all players with rank 1 being the highest scoring player, Global Smash Power is a measurement of how many players you outscore. A GSP of 65,021, for instance, would indicate that your high score exceeds that of 65,020 players.
16th Jul '16 4:21:02 PM nombretomado
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* ''ArTonelico2'', Replakia. Can be charged up to MILLIONS of percent. ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXjXTiBgBSA Here's an example.]]''

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* ''ArTonelico2'', ''VideoGame/ArTonelicoIIMelodyOfMetafalica'', Replakia. Can be charged up to MILLIONS of percent. ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXjXTiBgBSA Here's an example.]]''
15th Jul '16 8:56:42 AM Willbyr
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* ''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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* ''ZettaiKarenChildren'' ''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.



* ''ShamanKing'' has furyoku levels - Horo Horo's is just under 10,000, while the BigBad, Hao's is over 1.25 million. Even after [[TookALevelInBadass taking numerous levels in badass,]] most of the main characters are hovering around a few hundred thousand. Hao gets comparatively stronger. The characters acknowledge just how broken this is, and the story becomes less a matter of beating Hao, but of [[spoiler: waiting till Hao wins and then killing him before he becomes God.]]

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* ''ShamanKing'' ''Manga/ShamanKing'' has furyoku levels - Horo Horo's is just under 10,000, while the BigBad, Hao's is over 1.25 million. Even after [[TookALevelInBadass taking numerous levels in badass,]] most of the main characters are hovering around a few hundred thousand. Hao gets comparatively stronger. The characters acknowledge just how broken this is, and the story becomes less a matter of beating Hao, but of [[spoiler: waiting till Hao wins and then killing him before he becomes God.]]
10th Jul '16 6:54:48 PM lavendermintrose
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* In ''Anime/{{K}}: Return of Kings'', JUNGLE puts bounties on the Red, Blue, and Silver Clansmen, which provide this sort of ranking, possibly as a take on the One Piece example. Misaki's is 3000 Jungle points, which gives him an ego boost... until he sees that his rival/love interest Saruhiko's bounty is 4000.
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