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15th Dec '17 5:45:44 AM TitaniumDragon
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** In ''FanFic/TheTriptychContinuum'', there is both a power scale and a dexterity scale for unicorn casters. These scales are both on a 1-10 basis, with Celestia's power marking a 10 on the power scale, and Luna's dexterity marking a 10 on the dexterity scale, as they were the most powerful and most dexterous casters respectively when the scales were created.

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** In ''FanFic/TheTriptychContinuum'', Estee's ''FanFic/TriptychContinuum'', there is both a power scale and a dexterity scale for unicorn casters. These scales are both on a 1-10 basis, with Celestia's power marking a 10 on the power scale, and Luna's dexterity marking a 10 on the dexterity scale, as they were the most powerful and most dexterous casters respectively when the scales were created.
15th Dec '17 5:45:18 AM TitaniumDragon
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* In ''FanFic/TheStarsAscendant'', Luna and Celestia realize that Twilight Sparkle must be about as powerful as every non-alicorn pony in Equestria ''combined'' given her performance against Tirek, given that Tirek had drained Discord of his power, and Luna and Celestia combined were incapable of bringing down the spirit of chaos.

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* Appears occaisionally in MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic fanfics:
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In ''FanFic/TheStarsAscendant'', Luna and Celestia realize that Twilight Sparkle must be about as powerful as every non-alicorn pony in Equestria ''combined'' given her performance against Tirek, given that Tirek had drained Discord of his power, and Luna and Celestia combined were incapable of bringing down the spirit of chaos.chaos.
** In ''FanFic/TheTriptychContinuum'', there is both a power scale and a dexterity scale for unicorn casters. These scales are both on a 1-10 basis, with Celestia's power marking a 10 on the power scale, and Luna's dexterity marking a 10 on the dexterity scale, as they were the most powerful and most dexterous casters respectively when the scales were created.
14th Dec '17 8:12:21 AM CouchAlmark
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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.
*** Suverted in the last episode where it's determined that the best way to defeat the ultimate enemy of the game is actually to use the special quality of their SD Level 1 forms, not to attack it in their highest-leveled forms like they'd gotten used to doing.

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** ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'' has levels for a Rider's is based on video games, and as such all of the [[TransformationTrinket Gashats]] and forms. "Level 1" has a forms have distinct Levels attached, starting with the distinctly 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 1 and normal-looking Level 3, 2. RankInflation soon kicks in. in, as the characters skip more and more levels with each successive power-up until they get all the way to 99. Some Riders at the absolute pinnacle of the scale don't even have a defined Level, in which case they're fighting abilities are at least on par with Level 2.
*** Suverted in the last episode where it's determined that the best way
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** ''Series/KamenRiderBuild'' assigns a Hazard Level
to defeat the ultimate enemy all of the game is actually to use the special quality major characters, reflective of their SD ability to control the power of Nebula Gas. Unlike previous instances, Hazard Level 1 forms, not to attack it in their highest-leveled forms like they'd gotten used to doing.is highly variable and can be increased through experience, willpower, or [[UnstoppableRage intense aggression]].
5th Dec '17 5:41:01 AM starofjusticev21
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*** Averted somewhat in the last episode where it's determined that the best way to defeat the ultimate enemy of the game is actually to use the special quality of their SD Level 1 forms, not to attack it in their highest-leveled forms.

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*** Averted somewhat Suverted in the last episode where it's determined that the best way to defeat the ultimate enemy of the game is actually to use the special quality of their SD Level 1 forms, not to attack it in their highest-leveled forms.forms like they'd gotten used to doing.
4th Dec '17 5:39:24 AM starofjusticev21
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*** Averted somewhat in the last episode where it's determined that the best way to defeat the ultimate enemy of the game is actually to use the special quality of their SD Level 1 forms, not to attack it in their highest-leveled forms.
25th Nov '17 12:36:14 AM Chytus
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* The TropeNamers and {{Trope Codifier}}s are probably the readings off of the ki-detecting scouters from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' ([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiMHTK15Pik "It's over nine thousaaaaand!"]]).
** The original Japanese version, however, has Vegeta saying "It's over 8000!" instead:

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* ''Franchise/DragonBall''
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The TropeNamers and {{Trope Codifier}}s are probably the readings off of the ki-detecting scouters from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' ([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiMHTK15Pik "It's ("It's over nine thousaaaaand!"]]).
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thousaaaaand!"). The original Japanese version, however, has Vegeta saying "It's over 8000!" instead:



** This was later brought up in the English dub version of ''Kai'':

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** This was later brought up in the English dub version of ''Kai'':''Anime/DragonBallKai'':



** Despite frequent breakage, they kept showing up until well into the Freeza Saga, at which point the numbers start exceeding [[PinballScoring 6 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!"
** During the Freeza saga, while Super Saiyan Goku and 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.

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** Despite frequent breakage, they kept showing up until well into the Freeza Frieza Saga, at which point the numbers start exceeding [[PinballScoring 6 digits]]. The highest number given in-series was Freeza, 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 Freeza's 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 Freeza Frieza saga, while Super Saiyan Goku and Freeza 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.



*** Keep in mind that the highest listed level is not necessarily the actual highest power level; Beerus is stated to be the absolute strongest being in ''Dragon Ball Z'', making his power greater than Super Gogeta's. WordOfGod and Beerus himself say that Whis is even more powerful. Finally, Gogeta in ''Anime/DragonBallGT'' is a Super Saiyan 4, making his power level at least 20 billion (Super Saiyan 3 multiplied by the unknown Super Saiyan 4 multiplier).
** The disappearance of scouters post-Freeza is somewhat justified in that only those working for 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 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.

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*** ** Keep in mind that the highest listed level is not necessarily the actual highest power level; Beerus is stated to be the absolute strongest being in ''Dragon Ball Z'', making his power greater than Super Gogeta's. WordOfGod and Beerus himself say that Whis is even more powerful. Finally, Gogeta in ''Anime/DragonBallGT'' is a Super Saiyan 4, making his power level at least 20 billion (Super Saiyan 3 multiplied by the unknown Super Saiyan 4 multiplier).
** The disappearance of scouters post-Freeza post-Frieza is somewhat justified in that only those working for Freeza, 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 Freeza 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.them..



** 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 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 [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9NMy6hVJpo original Japanese audio]] also doesn't make Vegeta's ''anger'' level [[LargeHam quite so loud]] at the revelation.



** ''Z'' played with this in the 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.
** In ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' Nappa's scouter uses [[ButtMonkey Raditz]] as a unit of measurement, since [[StarterVillain Raditz's]] power level clocks in at an even (but pitiful for a Saiyan, and equivalent to a Saibaman's power level) 1200.
* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' has official power classification systems for all demons and powerful humans which span over all the story arcs, but are never referred to within the show or the manga until the final arc by Yomi's group (complete with break downs of individual stats that make up the levels).
** More specifically, they're divided by classes: 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 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]].

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** ''Z'' played with this in the Tenkaichi Budokai 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.
* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''
** In ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' Nappa's scouter uses [[ButtMonkey Raditz]] as a unit of measurement, since [[StarterVillain Raditz's]] power level clocks in at an even (but pitiful for a Saiyan, and equivalent to a Saibaman's power level) 1200.
* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''
The series has official power classification systems for all demons and powerful humans which span over all the story arcs, but are never referred to within the show or the manga until the final arc by Yomi's group (complete with break downs of individual stats that make up the levels).
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levels). More specifically, they're divided by classes: 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 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]].



* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''
** 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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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''
''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''
** 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 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.



** 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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** The ''Pokemon ''Pokémon 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 ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'''s first season, Nanoha and Fate's average magical power were given to be 1.27 million and 1.43 million respectively, the only instance of power levels to be found in the anime. Later seasons would use [[RankInflation mage rankings]] instead. Presumably this was done because when you ''start'' at over a million, the numbers are going to get so high they're more humorous than impressive if you keep using that standard.

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* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha''
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In ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'''s first season, ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', Nanoha and Fate's average magical power were given to be 1.27 million and 1.43 million respectively, the only instance of power levels to be found in the anime. Later seasons would use [[RankInflation mage rankings]] instead. Presumably this was done because when you ''start'' at over a million, the numbers are going to get so high they're more humorous than impressive if you keep using that standard.



* Spoofed in the ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' manga, Jack Rakan puts a major villain's power in context with an oddball list that includes: a tank (200), a magic teacher (300), Negi (500) a dragon (650), an Aegis Battleship (1500), the current villain (3000), and the Kyoto Arc demon that Evangeline took out in one hit (8000). Chisame doesn't even know where to ''begin'' in pointing out all the problems with such an arbitrary list.

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* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''
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Spoofed at one point in the ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' manga, where Jack Rakan puts a major villain's power in context with an oddball list that includes: a tank (200), a magic teacher (300), Negi (500) a dragon (650), an Aegis Battleship (1500), the current villain (3000), and the Kyoto Arc demon that Evangeline took out in one hit (8000). Chisame doesn't even know where to ''begin'' in pointing out all the problems with such an arbitrary list.



** 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.]]
** Kotaro makes his [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v29/c262/12.html own]] [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v29/c262/13.html list]] later, which has some curious implications if both lists use the same scale: [[spoiler:Chizuru-neesan]] twice as strong as a tank?!
* In ''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.]]

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** List The 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.]]
** Kotaro makes his [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v29/c262/12.html own]] [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v29/c262/13.html list]] own list later, which has some curious implications if both lists use the same scale: [[spoiler:Chizuru-neesan]] twice as strong as a tank?!
* In ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' every ''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.]]



* ''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. 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]].

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* ''Franchise/NeonGenesisEvangelion''
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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. 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]].



* ''WebComic/OnePunchMan'' has classes and ranks for the heroes working for the Hero Association. The classes are from lowest to highest, C, B, A, and S. Even within each class, heroes 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.

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* ''WebComic/OnePunchMan'' has classes and ranks for the heroes ''WebComic/OnePunchMan''
** Heroes
working for the Hero Association.Association are measured in classes and ranks. The classes are from lowest to highest, C, B, A, and S. Even within each class, heroes 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.



* 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. 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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* ''Manga/{{Kinnikuman}}''
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Used in ''Manga/{{Kinnikuman}}'' the series [[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. 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''. * ''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.



* ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' realistically measures fighting power in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watt kilowatts]]; IIRC, however, KiAttacks are not measured.
** 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 strength with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilograms kilograms]] and freezing techniques with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celsius Celsius]].

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* ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' realistically measures fighting power in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watt kilowatts]]; IIRC, however, KiAttacks are not measured.
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measured. 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 strength with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilograms kilograms]] and freezing techniques with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celsius Celsius]].



* ''Manga/MakenKi'' [[SubvertedTrope subverts]] it. The characters' fighting ability is separated into two categories: their Maken's rank and their ability usage (i.e. the user's ability to properly [[KiManipulation channel Element]] and to what extent). However, Minori explained that an ability user's rank [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c069/15.html is not absolute measure of their fighting ability.]] Meaning, it's entirely possible for someone at a lower rank to defeat an opponent ranked above themselves. Such as when Azuki[[note]]'''B rank''' Maken/'''A rank''' ability user, so her ability usage exceeds her Maken's level.[[/note]] was able to [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c016/13.html fight evenly with Yan-Min]][[note]]'''S rank''' Maken/'''S rank''' ability user[[/note]].

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* ''Manga/MakenKi'' [[SubvertedTrope subverts]] it. The characters' fighting ability is separated into two categories: their Maken's rank and their ability usage (i.e. the user's ability to properly [[KiManipulation channel Element]] and to what extent). However, Minori explained that an ability user's rank [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c069/15.html is not absolute measure of their fighting ability.]] ability. Meaning, it's entirely possible for someone at a lower rank to defeat an opponent ranked above themselves. Such as when Azuki[[note]]'''B rank''' Maken/'''A rank''' ability user, so her ability usage exceeds her Maken's level.[[/note]] was able to [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c016/13.html fight evenly with Yan-Min]][[note]]'''S Yan-Min[[note]]'''S rank''' Maken/'''S rank''' ability user[[/note]].



* In ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' Nappa's scouter uses [[ButtMonkey Raditz]] as a unit of measurement, since [[StarterVillain Raditz's]] power level clocks in at an even (but pitiful for a Saiyan, and equivalent to a Saibaman's power level) 1200.



* ''ComicBook/XMen'': The 6 classes of mutation.

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* ''ComicBook/XMen'': The There are 6 classes of mutation.mutation. It's worth noting that the Alpha, Beta and Gamma classes were introduced during the ''ComicBook/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.



** It's worth noting that the Alpha, Beta and Gamma classes were introduced during the ''ComicBook/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.
* While the original ''ComicBook/OfficialHandbookOfTheMarvelUniverse'' tried to give exact, unit-specific measurements of strength and powers ("able to generate temperatures of 28,000 degrees Fahrenheit", "Able bench press ten tons") the newer supplemental material uses a system of levels that are not often consistent with observation and are maddeningly vague-- level 3 strength means lifting "somewhere between 800 pounds and 25 tons". The original also went down the fairly mystifying road of saying everyone without strength based powers was average (or below or above) for someone of their age and size, without mentioning that an average obese man without any legs (like Box) can barely lift a coffee can.
** Conversely, DC's ''[[AlternateCompanyEquivalent Who's Who]]'' tends to take the deliberately vague, but understandable tack of putting everyone's strength levels (or at least the upper-tier powerhouses) as as strong, not as strong, or stronger than Superman.
** These days, the Marvel strength ratings are mostly used for comparative purposes. For instance, if an average Asgardian can lift thirty tons and the Thing can lift ninety tons, then, regardless of how much they can actually lift, the Thing is three times stronger than said average Asgardian.

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** It's worth noting that the Alpha, Beta and Gamma classes were introduced during the ''ComicBook/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.
* While the original ''ComicBook/OfficialHandbookOfTheMarvelUniverse'' tried to give exact, unit-specific measurements of strength and powers ("able to generate temperatures of 28,000 degrees Fahrenheit", "Able bench press ten tons") the newer supplemental material uses a system of levels that are not often consistent with observation and are maddeningly vague-- level 3 strength means lifting "somewhere between 800 pounds and 25 tons". The original also went down the fairly mystifying road of saying everyone without strength based powers was average (or below or above) for someone of their age and size, without mentioning that an average obese man without any legs (like Box) can barely lift a coffee can. \n** Conversely, DC's ''[[AlternateCompanyEquivalent Who's Who]]'' tends to take the deliberately vague, but understandable tack of putting everyone's strength levels (or at least the upper-tier powerhouses) as as strong, not as strong, or stronger than Superman.\n** These days, the Marvel strength ratings are mostly used for comparative purposes. For instance, if an average Asgardian can lift thirty tons and the Thing can lift ninety tons, then, regardless of how much they can actually lift, the Thing is three times stronger than said average Asgardian.Asgardian.
* DC's ''[[AlternateCompanyEquivalent Who's Who]]'' tends to take the deliberately vague, but understandable tack of putting everyone's strength levels (or at least the upper-tier powerhouses) as as strong, not as strong, or stronger than Superman.



* ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/ThePhantomMenace'' [[DoingInTheWizard made Force talent measurable]] via "midichlorian count". (Can a sub-cellular organism be TheScrappy?) More generous and creative fans have suggested midichlorians may simply be an organelle or parasite which is ''attracted'' to high levels of the Force and thus is useful to measure, rather than actually producing it. In short: correlation does not mean causation.
** After measuring kid Anakin's PowerLevel, they are shocked by the fact how OverNineThousand it is (over twenty thousand, more than even Yoda).
** Unfortunately some dialog in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' blows a rather big hole in that theory. Palpatine claims that Darth Plageus could manipulate the midichlorians to create life, which would suggest they have more than a passive role.
** Even Qui-gon's explanation to Anakin states that the midichlorians "tell us the will of the Force".
** Most fans (and the EU) view midichlorians are more as the "middle man" that connects them to the force (which Qui Gon said). ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' seems to have confirmed this theory in "Voices" and "Destiny", as both the disembodied spirit of Qui-Gon and the Five Priestesses have described them as "the link between the living Force and the cosmic Force". Also included is an [[SelfDeprecation acknowledgment]] of the DoingInTheWizard accusations, with the Serene Priestess ending that description with "what your science has come to call 'midichlorians'".
** Since Yoda says that The Force "Binds us together", the theory that it attracts midichlorians rather than being produced by them probably isn't far off the mark. This does not make it any less controversial, though.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/ThePhantomMenace'' ''Franchise/StarWars'': ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' [[DoingInTheWizard made Force talent measurable]] via "midichlorian count". (Can a sub-cellular organism be TheScrappy?) More generous and creative fans have suggested midichlorians may simply be an organelle or parasite which is ''attracted'' to high levels of the Force and thus is useful to measure, rather than actually producing it. In short: correlation does not mean causation.
**
After measuring kid Anakin's PowerLevel, they are shocked by the fact how OverNineThousand high it is (over twenty thousand, more than even Yoda).
** Unfortunately some dialog in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' blows a rather big hole in that theory. Palpatine claims that Darth Plageus could manipulate the midichlorians to create life, which would suggest they have more than a passive role.
** Even Qui-gon's explanation to Anakin states that the midichlorians "tell us the will of the Force".
** Most fans (and the EU) view midichlorians are more as the "middle man" that connects them to the force (which Qui Gon said). ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' seems to have confirmed this theory in "Voices" and "Destiny", as both the disembodied spirit of Qui-Gon and the Five Priestesses have described them as "the link between the living Force and the cosmic Force". Also included
Yoda).%%This trope is an [[SelfDeprecation acknowledgment]] of the DoingInTheWizard accusations, with the Serene Priestess ending that description with "what your science has come to call 'midichlorians'".
** Since Yoda says that The Force "Binds us together", the theory that
only about strength levels; it attracts midichlorians rather than being produced by them probably isn't far off the mark. This does is not make it any less controversial, though.a place to argue about midichlorians



** Which was how power was measured back then; spread across his whole fist, that would probably exceed 10,000 pounds of force hitting his opponent. That's about equivalent to getting tackled by an NFL player running 25 mph. Today, force gauges are used and measure in newtons.



* One of the 'new witches' in Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Discworld/LordsAndLadies'' made the mistake of asking Granny Weatherwax what level she was. However, wizards in Terry's ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' do have levels, unsurprisingly ending at eight.
** Of course, the wizard's levels was not an indication of actual power, just a ranking system that you could climb through completely non-magical means (such as a snake hidden in someone's bedsheets). Then that whole idea was scrapped and now the wizards are just bickering old men.
*** More to the point, it was scrapped because at one point, the University got Mustrum Ridcully, a head wizard who a) came down ''hard'' on any silly buggers who tried to get KlingonPromotion in his faculty and (importantly) b) was bloody impossible to kill.[[note]]Note that he has gone five rounds boxing with a troll, swims in the frozen river that is so acidic it would dissolve the legs off wading birds, crashed through a barn on a speeding broomstick, and arm wrestled with the Librarian, an orangutan with the bad habit of unscrewing the heads of people that call him a monkey; he didn't win but he didn't lose an arm.[[/note]]
* The ''Literature/NightWatch'' 'verse has power levels for its magicians, but they count down instead of up. A level 4 magician can do little more than tricks, a level one can do amazing things - but they're all limited to learning incantations or using artifacts; only magicians Beyond Classification have true and instinctive access to magic.
** It starts at level 7 and goes to 1 then beyond classification, and finally Absolute Zero. A Level 7 can visit the first level of twilight but just barely. They may have specific talents, but are quite weak. A Level 4 can influence large masses of people while a level 1 could rule a large nation or crush it. At Beyond Classification it becomes meaningless.
*** Specifically, anyone of Beyond Classification rating can't be measured accurately because this would require the full use of their power. Such a use is not only forbidden under the Grand Treaty but could also result in TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.

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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
**
One of the 'new witches' in Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Discworld/LordsAndLadies'' made the mistake of asking Granny Weatherwax what level she was. However, wizards in Terry's ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' do was.
** Wizards
have levels, unsurprisingly ending at eight.
** Of course, the wizard's levels was not an indication of actual power, just
a ranking system that you could climb through completely by killing a wizard of a higher level, which can be done bycompletely non-magical means (such as a snake hidden in someone's bedsheets). Then that The whole idea was scrapped and now the wizards are just bickering old men.
*** More to the point, it was scrapped because at one point,
when the University got Mustrum Ridcully, a head wizard who a) came down ''hard'' on any silly buggers who tried to get KlingonPromotion in his faculty and (importantly) b) was bloody impossible to kill.[[note]]Note that he has gone five rounds boxing with a troll, swims in the frozen river that is so acidic it would dissolve the legs off wading birds, crashed through a barn on a speeding broomstick, and arm wrestled with the Librarian, an orangutan with the bad habit of unscrewing the heads of people that call him a monkey; he didn't win but he didn't lose an arm.[[/note]]
* ''Literature/NightWatch'':
**
The ''Literature/NightWatch'' 'verse series has power levels for its magicians, but they count down instead of up. A level 4 magician can do little more than tricks, a level one can do amazing things - but they're all limited to learning incantations or using artifacts; only magicians Beyond Classification have true and instinctive access to magic.
**
magic. It starts at level 7 and goes to 1 then beyond classification, and finally Absolute Zero. A Level 7 can visit the first level of twilight but just barely. They may have specific talents, but are quite weak. A Level 4 can influence large masses of people while a level 1 could rule a large nation or crush it. At Beyond Classification it becomes meaningless.
*** Specifically, anyone
Anyone of Beyond Classification rating can't be measured accurately because this would require the full use of their power. Such a use is not only forbidden under the Grand Treaty but could also result in TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.



* In David Farland's ''Literature/TheRuneLords'' series, people can use magic to bestow their strength, sight, intelligence and so forth onto others, thus giving the latter e.g. "the endurance of two men". The book starts with trained warriors and assassins having six to ten of such endowments, but quickly reaches ridiculous proportions with thousands of elite troops having hundred endowments ''each'', and the main antagonist literally having [[OverNineThousand thousands of endowments]] ''for each attribute''. It is [[HandWave never explained]] why this man doesn't simply take over the world single-handedly.
** Um, logistics? He needs people to take care of his dedicates and make sure they don't die or get killed while he isn't around, and he can only be in one place at a time. You may as well ask why Superman bothers with the Justice League and doesn't take care of all crime everywhere all the time all by himself.

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* In David Farland's ''Literature/TheRuneLords'' series, people can use magic to bestow their strength, sight, intelligence and so forth onto others, thus giving the latter e.g. "the endurance of two men". The book starts with trained warriors and assassins having six to ten of such endowments, but quickly reaches ridiculous proportions with thousands of elite troops having hundred endowments ''each'', and the main antagonist literally having [[OverNineThousand thousands of endowments]] endowments ''for each attribute''. It is [[HandWave never explained]] why this man doesn't simply take over the world single-handedly.
** Um, logistics? He needs people to take care of his dedicates and make sure they don't die or get killed while he isn't around, and he can only be in one place at a time. You may as well ask why Superman bothers with the Justice League and doesn't take care of all crime everywhere all the time all by himself.
attribute''.



* ''Franchise/KamenRider'' typically provides data for the abilities of each Rider, such as how hard they can punch and kick (measured in tons!), how fast their 100-meter dash is, how high they can jump, and other similar statistics.
** The "tons" are "tons of TNT." Considering 1t does [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAYVMXYYAp4 this,]] God only knows what the realistic damage of Series/KamenRiderKiva's Rider Kick (ranked at 10 tons) would do.
*** Also worth noting is that the stats are a measure of raw ability without factoring in any outside elements. For example, Series/KamenRiderKabuto can run the 100-meter dash in 5.8 seconds, completely disregarding his Clock Up SuperSpeed ability that lets him move nearly at the speed of light.

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* ''Franchise/KamenRider'' ''Franchise/KamenRider''
** The franchise
typically provides data for the abilities of each Rider, such as how hard they can punch and kick (measured in tons!), tons of TNT), how fast their 100-meter dash is, how high they can jump, and other similar statistics.
**
statistics. The "tons" are "tons of TNT." Considering 1t does [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAYVMXYYAp4 this,]] God only knows what the realistic damage of Series/KamenRiderKiva's Rider Kick (ranked at 10 tons) would do.
*** Also worth noting is that the
stats are a measure of raw ability without factoring in any outside elements. For example, Series/KamenRiderKabuto can run the 100-meter dash in 5.8 seconds, completely disregarding his Clock Up SuperSpeed ability that lets him move nearly at the speed of light.



* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGyKmvQesgs Oprah.]]

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%% * [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGyKmvQesgs Oprah.]]]] Do not force people to leave the page, the example must described here.



* Psykers in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' are ranked by Greek letters in a system known as "The Assignment". The zero point for psychic potential is Rho or Pi, that of a normal human, and go in descending order, with the upwards climbing toward Alpha and descending towards Omega. Going upwards up till Kappa are very minor psychic talents who have many "good luck" occurrences, and Iota and upwards are true psychics who can manifest their abilities. An Epsilon is pretty terrifying, and an Alpha-class can snap [[HumongousMecha a titan]] in half with a gesture. Going into the opposite direction, starting with Omicron and down to Omega is the degree of [[AntiMagic negative psychic potential]], various degrees of an aura that negates psychic abilities.

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* Psykers in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' 40000}}''
** Psykers
are ranked by Greek letters in a system known as "The Assignment". The zero point for psychic potential is Rho or Pi, that of a normal human, and go in descending order, with the upwards climbing toward Alpha and descending towards Omega. Going upwards up till Kappa are very minor psychic talents who have many "good luck" occurrences, and Iota and upwards are true psychics who can manifest their abilities. An Epsilon is pretty terrifying, and an Alpha-class can snap [[HumongousMecha a titan]] in half with a gesture. Going into the opposite direction, starting with Omicron and down to Omega is the degree of [[AntiMagic negative psychic potential]], various degrees of an aura that negates psychic abilities.



*** Notably, while the Imperium is very interested in collecting and psykers for various reasons. Minor talents are [[PoweredByAForsakenChild fed into the Golden Throne]] to keep some of the most important pieces of Imperial technology functioning. Major talents are rounded up for [[TrainingFromHell sanctioning]]: they are used as advisors for Imperial luminaries or for psychic support on the battlefield, though much more often are trained to become an Astrotelepath (Astropath for short). Astropaths are the the only FTL-communication apart from sending a ship somewhere. If psykers are left uncontrolled, they can become a very real security threat. While it's bad enough that psykers could do things like read state secrets from an official's mind, throw around bolts of lightning or fire with impunity, or subvert the will of someone, rogue psykers who forgo sanctioning have a highly increased likelihood of mutation, insanity, or possession, or more catastrophically fall prey to daemons and allow them to materialize. The Imperium generally doesn't even attempt to train Alpha levels - the usual response is a bullet in the head.

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*** ** Notably, while the Imperium is very interested in collecting and psykers for various reasons. Minor talents are [[PoweredByAForsakenChild fed into the Golden Throne]] to keep some of the most important pieces of Imperial technology functioning. Major talents are rounded up for [[TrainingFromHell sanctioning]]: they are used as advisors for Imperial luminaries or for psychic support on the battlefield, though much more often are trained to become an Astrotelepath (Astropath for short). Astropaths are the the only FTL-communication apart from sending a ship somewhere. If psykers are left uncontrolled, they can become a very real security threat. While it's bad enough that psykers could do things like read state secrets from an official's mind, throw around bolts of lightning or fire with impunity, or subvert the will of someone, rogue psykers who forgo sanctioning have a highly increased likelihood of mutation, insanity, or possession, or more catastrophically fall prey to daemons and allow them to materialize. The Imperium generally doesn't even attempt to train Alpha levels - the usual response is a bullet in the head.



* Very common in RolePlayingGames such as ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', where monsters are rated on some sort of scale by how powerful they are or how much experience and treasure they impart. Very uncommon, however, is for this power level to be referenced at all in the game world (except in comedic, 4th wall breaking series), making it strictly a game mechanic.
** Except when it's not. At the very least, the in-game characters know how powerful a magic weapon is in + values (quote from the 3.5 Magic Item Compendium's Armor section: "My armor? +3 adamantine light fortification full plate. I wouldn't leave home without it."), at least when the DM feels like it.
** PowerLevels for ''spells'', however, do come up in-character from time to time. Well, it'd have to: either a spell is within your skills at a given point in your adventuring career, or it's not.



* The original Marvel Superheroes RPG ranked powers (and everything else in fact) in a scale from 1 to 100, broken into the following tiers: Feeble (1-2), Poor (3-4), Typical (5-6), Good (up to 10), Excellent (20), Remarkable (30), Incredible (40), Amazing (50), Monstrous (75) and Unearthly (100). Most Marvel characters had abilities between Excellent and Remarkable ranks, while the most powerful ones had some between Monstrous and Unearthly.
** 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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* The original Marvel Superheroes RPG ranked powers (and everything else in fact) in a scale from 1 to 100, broken into the following tiers: Feeble (1-2), Poor (3-4), Typical (5-6), Good (up to 10), Excellent (20), Remarkable (30), Incredible (40), Amazing (50), Monstrous (75) and Unearthly (100). Most Marvel characters had abilities between Excellent and Remarkable ranks, while the most powerful ones had some between Monstrous and Unearthly.
**
Unearthly. A letter later 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''.



** In ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'', Rank determines what level of Gifts (magical powers) you can learn.

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** * In ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'', Rank determines what level of Gifts (magical powers) you can learn.



* Levels in [[RolePlayingGames RPGs]] are a meta example of this, of course.
* A ShoutOut is made in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', with the Mysterious Stranger (a ShoutOut himself to ''Film/DirtyHarry'' and cliched movie detectives) with his [[GameBreaker .44 Magnum Revolver]], which has a damage level of Over Nine Thousand!



* As part of their being GenreSavvy and the game's [[NoFourthWall Thin 4th Wall]] characters in the ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' series can sense each others' levels and reference them in conversation, such as when Rozalin asks where Adell's confidence comes from and ask if he's really level 10,000. (He isn't yet.)

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* ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}''
**
As part of their being GenreSavvy and the game's [[NoFourthWall Thin 4th Wall]] thin fourth wall,]] characters in the ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' series can sense each others' levels and reference them in conversation, such as when Rozalin asks where Adell's confidence comes from and ask if he's really level 10,000. (He isn't yet.)



* D-Ratios in ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireDragonQuarter'': a 1/8192 is doomed to a life of grunt work, a 1/64 is a shoo-in for leadership, a 1/4 is close to being a PhysicalGod.
** 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.

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* D-Ratios in ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireDragonQuarter'': a 1/8192 is doomed to a life of grunt work, a 1/64 is a shoo-in for leadership, a 1/4 is close to being a PhysicalGod.
**
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 A 1/8192 is definite Low-D work.doomed to a life of grunt work, a 1/64 is a shoo-in for leadership, a 1/4 is close to being a PhysicalGod.



* 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. ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXjXTiBgBSA Here's an example.]]''

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* 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. ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXjXTiBgBSA Here's an example.]]'']]'' (This is really vague. Please describe what a "Replakia" is.



* Undoubted ShoutOut in ''[[http://flakypastry.runningwithpencils.com/comic.php?strip_id=208 this]]'' strip.
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' has a few [[ShoutOut Shout Outs]].
--> TT: Her boss supposedly had jacked her power level through the roof. I even heard, and don't quote me on this, that she may have been over 9000.\\
GT: Heavens to betsy.\\
GT: That figure is just absurd.

--> Do you realize this adventure is nearing 5000 panels? And now we have to watch you flounder around in a jail cell for god knows how long? Exactly how many panels do you want this to go on for? Over 9000? Nobody wants that. Nobody even wants to hear the phrase "over 9000."

--> ARQUIUSPRITE: My god... The power... It's... It's over... IT IS E%CEEDING A CERTAIN AMOUNT IN QUANTITY



* ''Webcomic/DragonBallMultiverse'': As befitting of a Dragon Ball setting, power levels abound, often to freakish degrees.

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%% * ''Webcomic/DragonBallMultiverse'': As befitting of a Dragon Ball ''Dragon Ball'' setting, power levels abound, often to freakish degrees.degrees. (Do not force someone to check out the anime folder. Describe the power levels.)



* In the ''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.
** Note that this possibly is one of the few times that this trope might actually be fully justified: Power levels are more for the purposes of classification, and are known to be really deceptive, as they're very much descriptive, rather than proscriptive.

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* In the ''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.
** Note that this possibly is one of the few times that this trope might actually be fully justified:
Power levels are more for the purposes of classification, and are known to be really deceptive, as they're very much descriptive, rather than proscriptive.proscriptive. Still, they're all WAY below Marvel or DC levels.
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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.
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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.
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