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27th May '16 5:31:46 PM nombretomado
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* Games in the ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' series rate characters' weapon proficiencies from E to S. From ''VideoGame/Disgaea3AbsenceOfJustice'' onward, weapon skills and spells are also rated from E to S. The PSVita port of ''Disgaea 3'' and onward added the SS rank.

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* Games in the ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' series rate characters' weapon proficiencies from E to S. From ''VideoGame/Disgaea3AbsenceOfJustice'' onward, weapon skills and spells are also rated from E to S. The PSVita UsefulNotes/PSVita port of ''Disgaea 3'' and onward added the SS rank.
13th May '16 8:25:01 PM Perseus
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* In the Japanese version of ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors'' the highest rating achievable from Adventure Mode missions is S, and the lowest is B. However, like the ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles'' example, the localization shifted the ranks down to A, B, and C.
13th May '16 6:13:55 PM Perseus
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'''Cassia:''' It goes up to Triple-S.\\

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'''Cassia:''' It goes up to Triple-S.triple-S.\\
13th May '16 5:51:27 PM Perseus
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->'''Cassia:''' Jeez, dude... I mean, really? ''Really?'' If you're gonna waste time playing video games instead of doing your job, I at least expect you to beat my high score.\\
'''{{Mook}}:''' I only missed the A rank by 500 points!\\
'''Cassia:''' It goes up to Triple-S.\\
'''Mook:''' ''(horrified)'' [-Triple-S...?-]
-->-- ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog #277''
30th Apr '16 1:48:32 PM Assassin-sensei
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* In ''VisualNovel/StrawberryVinegar'', this is used by Licia in one case:
-->'''Licia:''' I feel like I'm witnessing something very, very rare~ Like A+++ rank!\\
'''Rie:''' If seeing me when messy hair is A+++ rank, how would you categorize real miracles, like visions from God or water turning to wine?\\
'''Licia:''' Hm...I'm not sure. Maybe they should be S rank!
30th Apr '16 1:45:39 PM jcfoster
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*** Not quite. It's not necessary to have a higher rank than someone to outrank them. First, there is the concept of "time-in-grade" meaning that, between two or more officers with equal rank, the one who has held that rank the longest is considered to outrank the others. Second, an officer of any rank may be placed in command of any other officer by order of the President. (As the President is Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of The United States, his whims are the final word in matters military. He could place a 2nd lieutenant just out of boot camp in the position of Commander in Chief, Europe, and all American forces in Europe would have to follow that lieutenant's orders.) Thus, there is no reason to assume a six-star rank for Pershing.

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*** Not quite. It's not necessary to have a higher rank than someone to outrank them. First, there is the concept of "time-in-grade" meaning that, between two or more officers with equal rank, the one who has held that rank the longest is considered to outrank the others. Second, an officer of any rank may be placed in command of any other officer by order of the President. (As the President is Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of The United States, his whims are the final word in matters military. He could place a 2nd lieutenant just out of boot camp officer training in the position of Commander in Chief, Europe, and all American forces in Europe would have to follow that lieutenant's orders.) Thus, there is no reason to assume a six-star rank for Pershing.
3rd Apr '16 2:43:00 PM RisefromYourGrave
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** As of WMMT 5, the maximum rank has been pushed up again to [[UpToEleven SSSS]], with all existing SSS cars set to [=SSS9=].
* ''SonicRiders'' gives grades for any tricks that you perform during jumps, with C being for jumps where you don't land correctly, either because you're in the middle of a trick, or as a result of not doing any tricks during the jump. Subsequently, B is the lowest rank for a successful trick, followed by A, AA, S, SS, with X being the best. ''Sonic Free Riders'' changes AA and SS to A+ and S+, respectively, but otherwise keeps the previous rank structure.
* The cars in ''ForzaMotorsport'' (1) are ranked from "D4" (such as a typical Honda Civic) all the way to "S" (the rarest street legal cars) and then to "R" (cars designed for racing). ''Forza 2'' also adds a 0 to 999 system rating the car, the faster and rarer (also a stat shown as 1 to 10) the car, the higher the number. Also, the "R" class is further divided into, in increasing performance, "R4" to "R1."

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** As of WMMT 5, ''WMMT 5'', the maximum rank has been pushed up again to [[UpToEleven SSSS]], with all existing SSS cars set to [=SSS9=].
* ''SonicRiders'' ''VideoGame/SonicRiders'' gives grades for any tricks that you perform during jumps, with C being for jumps where you don't land correctly, either because you're in the middle of a trick, or as a result of not doing any tricks during the jump. Subsequently, B is the lowest rank for a successful trick, followed by A, AA, S, SS, with X being the best. ''Sonic Free Riders'' changes AA and SS to A+ and S+, respectively, but otherwise keeps the previous rank structure.
* The cars in ''ForzaMotorsport'' ''VideoGame/{{Forza}} Motorsport'' (1) are ranked from "D4" (such as a typical Honda Civic) all the way to "S" (the rarest street legal street-legal cars) and then to "R" (cars designed for racing). ''Forza Motorsport 2'' also adds a 0 to 999 system rating the car, the faster and rarer (also a stat shown as 1 to 10) the car, the higher the number. Also, the "R" class is further divided into, in increasing performance, "R4" to "R1."



* ''Need for Speed High Stakes.'' The absolute lowest rank for cars in the game is a B (think BMW Z3 and equivalent), and the highest? AAA with an example being the Mclaren F1.

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* ''Need for Speed ''VideoGame/NeedForSpeed: High Stakes.'' Stakes''. The absolute lowest rank for cars in the game is a B (think BMW Z3 and equivalent), and the highest? AAA with an example being the Mclaren [=McLaren=] F1.
2nd Apr '16 3:01:16 PM wootzits
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* In the first season (the only one to use power levels/ranks) of ''Franchise/{{Jewelpet}}'', the regular ranks are, in crescent order, Acrylic, Glass and Crystal. When [[OlympusMons Opal]] got introduced, it also introduced the Super Crystal rank, in order to emphasize how powerful she is. Only two other Jewelpets are ranked so [[spoiler:(the newborn Labra and Ruby after undergoing TrainingFromHell)]].

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* In [[Anime/{{Jewelpet 2009}} the first season season]] (the only one to use power levels/ranks) of ''Franchise/{{Jewelpet}}'', the regular ranks are, in crescent order, Acrylic, Glass and Crystal. When [[OlympusMons Opal]] got introduced, it also introduced the Super Crystal rank, in order to emphasize how powerful she is. Only two other Jewelpets are ranked so [[spoiler:(the newborn Labra and Ruby after undergoing TrainingFromHell)]].
18th Mar '16 7:36:47 PM SgtFrog1
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** It's been noted that a Frappucino or other similar drink in a Trenta size contains the average person's ''entire daily recommended caloric intake'' and ''several'' days' worth of sugar and caffeine.
9th Mar '16 2:25:49 AM ThemJohns
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* Meta-example. Fighting game CharacterTiers are often labeled as such with D usually being the lowest, then C, B, A and finally S for the highest of the high. Some games will have characters as low as F rank or characters considered so strong that they're ranked as S+ or SS rank. Please note that while characters ranked as high as S+ and SS can sometimes be considered [[GameBreaker game breakers]], not all of them are banned from tournaments.

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* Meta-example. Fighting game CharacterTiers are often labeled as such with D usually being the lowest, then C, B, A and finally S for the highest of the high. Some games will have characters as low as F rank or characters considered so strong that they're ranked as S+ or SS rank. Please note that while characters ranked as high as S+ and SS can sometimes be considered [[GameBreaker game breakers]], not all of them are banned from tournaments. Games with a very large range in tiers can end up going beyond D, especially if it doesn't use + or - (Ex. the current Smash 4 tier list goes from S to ''H'').
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