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16th Sep '17 4:16:46 PM nombretomado
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** Tier Two: Based on normal science, but just a bit beyond it. These inventions can be replicated by normal scientists with enough effort. It's mentioned that many of Creator/ThomasEdison's and Creator/NikolaTesla's inventions were Tier Two. Examples include a portable air cannon and a low-level A.I.

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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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

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

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* In the ''Literature/WheelOfTime'' ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' series how much of [[GenderRestrictedAbility Saidin or Saidar, two parts of the One Power]] a person can hold is apparently an inborn trait, but they still have to train to reach their potential. Rand Al'Thor, TheChosenOne, can hold the highest amount of the One Power of anyone in the series. Ishamael, his EvilCounterpart, appears to be a match for him in strength; the strongest female channelers (Alivia and Lanfear) are not as strong (but Lanfear has more finesse).
21st May '17 6:30:23 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Worm}}'', there's a government categorization system that sorts parahumans by ability and ranks them on a scale of 1 to 12. The scale system is only a simple shorthand for soldiers, however. Raw power isn't even the prime factor in the numerical rating. Natural versatility, the user's inventiveness, the form their superpower comes in, and what else is in the package all go into the rating. To a certain extent, even the parahuman's non-parahuman talents come into play-- Leet and Uber would likely have gotten higher ranks if they were clever enough to exploit their powers to their fullest extent.

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* In ''{{Worm}}'', ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', there's a government categorization system that sorts parahumans by ability and ranks them on a scale of 1 to 12. The scale system is only a simple shorthand for soldiers, however. Raw power isn't even the prime factor in the numerical rating. Natural versatility, the user's inventiveness, the form their superpower comes in, and what else is in the package all go into the rating. To a certain extent, even the parahuman's non-parahuman talents come into play-- Leet and Uber would likely have gotten higher ranks if they were clever enough to exploit their powers to their fullest extent.
28th Apr '17 11:56:21 AM X2X
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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!"]]).
** The original Japanese version, however, has Vegeta saying ''It's over 8000!" instead:

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



** 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 Frieza saga, while Super Saiyan Goku and Frieza were fighting, several of Frieza's henchmen on another planet read from a machine that is capable of reading power levels. They note that Frieza's power is at its maximum, and a loyalist boasts about it, but when reading the "other" power level, the machine overloads and 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.
** Thanks to a portion of the fanbase having a strong interest in power levels, the Daizenshuu and the various Jump publications have been known to occasionally give official numerical power levels for characters that were never measured by scouters on the show. This includes characters from the original Dragonball series, and characters from after the scouters became useless. These measurements vary from Goku's mere level of 10 from his very first appearance, to Legendary Super Saiyan Broly's 1,400,000,000 within his first movie, and even beyond that to a staggering 2,500,000,000 by Super Gogeta during Fusion Reborn. [[note]]Yes, 2.5 billion is the current highest listed power level.[[/note]]
*** 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 Dragon Ball GT 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.
** Much later in the series, Goku's Super Saiyan level was counted by Babidi as 3,000 "kilis" as compared to his monster pet Yakon at a relatively measly 800 kilis. Apparently, according to [[TheDragon Dabura]], someone with at least 300 kilis can easily destroy the Earth.
** 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 [[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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** 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 Frieza saga, while Super Saiyan Goku and Frieza were fighting, several of Frieza's henchmen on another planet read from a machine that is capable of reading power levels. They note that Frieza's power is at its maximum, and a loyalist boasts about it, but when reading the "other" power level, the machine overloads [[ReadingsAreOffTheScale overloads]] and explodes, [[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.
** Thanks to a portion of the fanbase having a strong interest in power levels, the Daizenshuu and the various Jump publications have been known to occasionally give official numerical power levels for characters that were never measured by scouters on the show. This includes characters from the original Dragonball ''Manga/DragonBall'' series, and characters from after the scouters became useless. These measurements vary from Goku's mere level of 10 from his very first appearance, to Legendary Super Saiyan Broly's 1,400,000,000 within [[Anime/DragonBallZBrolyTheLegendarySuperSaiyan his first movie, movie]], and even beyond that to a staggering 2,500,000,000 by Super Gogeta during ''[[Anime/DragonBallZFusionReborn Fusion Reborn.Reborn]]''. [[note]]Yes, 2.5 billion is the current highest listed power level.[[/note]]
*** 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 ''Dragon Ball Z, Z'', making his power greater than Super Gogeta's. WordOfGod and Beerus himself say that Whis is even more powerful. Finally, Gogeta in Dragon Ball GT ''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.
** Much later in the series, Goku's Super Saiyan level was counted by Babidi as 3,000 "kilis" as compared to his monster pet Yakon at a relatively measly 800 kilis. Apparently, according to [[TheDragon Dabura]], someone with at least 300 kilis [[PersonOfMassDestruction can easily easily]] [[EarthShatteringKaboom destroy the Earth.
Earth]].
** 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 [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9NMy6hVJpo original Japanese dubbing]] audio]] also doesn't make Vegeta's ''anger'' level [[LargeHam quite so loud]] at the revelation.



* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' has SHIELD use two separate ranking systems, both of which, [[LampshadeHanging somewhat confusingly,]] use the Epsilon, Delta, Beta, Alpha, Omega ranking system. The first is based on inherent power, with beings like Thor, Loki, the Hulk and Magneto ranking as Omega Class beings, with no easily defined limits on their power. The second is based on potential threat: for instance, Skye, Team Coulson's TechnoWizard, would be an Omega Level threat if she got hold of 'The Index', SHIELD's list of superpowered people, complete with profiles and identities.

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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' ''FanFic/ChildOfTheStorm'' has SHIELD use two separate ranking systems, both of which, [[LampshadeHanging somewhat confusingly,]] use the Epsilon, Delta, Beta, Alpha, Omega ranking system. The first is based on inherent power, with beings like Thor, Loki, the Hulk and Magneto ranking as Omega Class beings, with no easily defined limits on their power. The second is based on potential threat: for instance, Skye, Team Coulson's TechnoWizard, would be an Omega Level threat if she got hold of 'The Index', SHIELD's list of superpowered people, complete with profiles and identities.






** 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.

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** Tier Two: Based on normal science, but just a bit beyond it. These inventions can be replicated by normal scientists with enough effort. It's mentioned that many of Creator/ThomasEdison's and Creator/NikolaTesla's inventions were Tier Two. Examples include a portable air cannon and a low-level AI.A.I.






** The "tons" are "tons of TNT". Considering 1t does [[http://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.

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** The "tons" are "tons of TNT". TNT." Considering 1t does [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAYVMXYYAp4 this]], god this,]] God only knows what the realistic damage of Series/KamenRiderKiva's Rider Kick (ranked at 10 tons) would do.



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

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



* ''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 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.

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* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros for Wii U / Nintendo 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 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.
players.
28th Apr '17 11:45:05 AM X2X
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-->-- ''Anime/DragonballZ'' ([[Creator/TheOceanGroup Ocean]] dub)

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-->-- ''Anime/DragonballZ'' ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' ([[Creator/TheOceanGroup Ocean]] dub)
6th Apr '17 9:35:11 AM Dravencour
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