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5th Aug '17 1:45:40 PM Liamdurf
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* ''Manga/FairyTail'' has a version of this. Normal jobs are just jobs. No ranking whatsoever. There are really tricky ones who are ranked "S" though (no one seems to know what the S stands for). Later, to make a character seem that much cooler, they say he can also take "SS" jobs, and was assigned something even more impressive "The 100 year job" [[spoiler:Unfortunately, he failed because of outside circumstances and had to go home. The interruption was a giant dragon of apocalypse eating some limbs and internal organs when he wasn't looking.]]

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* ''Manga/FairyTail'' has a version of this. Normal jobs are just jobs. No ranking whatsoever. There are really tricky ones who are ranked "S" though (no one seems to know what the S stands for). Later, to make a character seem that much cooler, they say he can also take "SS" jobs, and was assigned something even more impressive "The 100 year job" [[spoiler:Unfortunately, he failed because of outside circumstances and had to go home. The interruption was a giant dragon of apocalypse eating tearing out an arm, a leg, and some limbs and internal organs when of his innards in one instant, faster than he wasn't looking.could react.]]
17th Apr '17 2:55:48 AM Underachiever
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* Similar to the Honorverse example above, ''Literature/PerryRhodan'' added "super-" (diameter 1500 m) and "ultra-" (2500 m) battleships added to a roster that had previously topped out at just plain battleships (800 m) fairly early in the series. That said, the trend stopped there -- what few larger ships came into being later were generally one-of-a-kind designs -- and there were some in-universe centuries between the two additions. (The "original" super-battleship, the VEAST'ARK/[[GrandTheftPrototype later TITAN]], was still brand new along with her type in 1984; the first "ultra" model, the CREST III, made her first appearance in early 2404.)
21st Mar '17 2:17:37 AM KayEss
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** Likewise, in some companies, "Gold" is the lowest rank of a customer. Higher ranks might be Platinum or Diamond. But if your customer rating does not have one of these snazzy, expensive sounding designations...then you are probably a real VIP.
19th Mar '17 10:03:36 AM nombretomado
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** [[NeuroticallyYours A certain squirrel has taken a notice to the same problem]].

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** [[NeuroticallyYours [[WebAnimation/NeuroticallyYours A certain squirrel has taken a notice to the same problem]].
4th Mar '17 7:19:30 AM manepony101
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** In another episode, Lisa catches a cold and being forced to stay at home. She wasn't able to read a book she's supposed from class for a test because she got addicted to a video game. With Bart's help, she receives the answers from Nelson and cheats the test. She gets an A++++. Actually, A+++ because there's dramboie on the paper. She's gets summoned by Skinner due to her test bumping up the school's GPA qualifying for a grant which trigger's the plot of this episode.
28th Feb '17 7:40:06 PM Discar
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* ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'': S.H.I.E.L.D. uses a numbered classification system, with the [[OverTheTopSecret mere existence of the higher levels being a secret to lower levels]]. That on its own would raise eyebrows, but they keep adding levels, declassifying the current highest levels only to add more classified ones on top. In the ''Item 47'' short, Level 6 is officially the highest level, but Coulson is level 7. By ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', Coulson is level 8, Fury is level 10, and no one is supposed to know about anything above 7. In a flashback in ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' (when Coulson and May were fresh out of training), it was implied that anything above level ''3'' was unknown. After ''Winter Soldier'', Coulson eventually gave up.

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* ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'': S.H.I.E.L.D. uses a numbered classification system, with the [[OverTheTopSecret mere existence of the higher levels being a secret to lower levels]]. That on its own would raise eyebrows, but they keep adding levels, declassifying the current highest levels only to add more classified ones on top. In the ''Item 47'' short, Level 6 is officially the highest level, but Coulson is level 7. By ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', Coulson is level 8, Fury is level 10, and no one is supposed to know about anything above 7. In a flashback in ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' (when Coulson and May were fresh out of training), it was implied that anything above level ''3'' '''3''' was unknown. After ''Winter Soldier'', Coulson eventually gave up.
28th Feb '17 7:39:07 PM Discar
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* ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'': S.H.I.E.L.D. uses a numbered classification system, with the [[OverTheTopSecret mere existence of the higher levels being a secret to lower levels]]. That on its own would raise eyebrows, but they keep adding levels, declassifying the current highest levels only to add more classified ones on top. In the ''Item 47'' short, Level 6 is officially the highest level, but Coulson is level 7. By ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', Coulson is level 8, Fury is level 10, and no one is supposed to know about anything above 7. In a flashback in ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' (when Coulson and May were fresh out of training), it was implied that anything above level ''3'' was unknown. After ''Winter Soldier'', Coulson eventually gave up.
-->'''Coulson:''' I got rid of the levels. They were stupid anyway.
12th Feb '17 1:49:20 PM korben600
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** As of 2017, the agency that uses the clock has upgraded it to two and a half minutes to midnight, citing [[RuleofCautiousEditingJudgment certain world leaders' actions and characters specifically]] as the reason for the change. This is the highest it's been since humanity first tested out Hydrogen bombs so yeah, this is pretty scary.
6th Feb '17 8:53:35 AM gemmabeta2
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** Similarly, according to astronaut Michael Collins, NASA had to rename the condom catheters (installed in spacesuits so that astronauts can urinate while on spacewalks or moonwarks) sizes from "small, medium, and large" to "extra large, immense, and unbelievable" because astronauts kept trying to pick sizes that were too big for them and it resulted in quite a few messes in those million-dollar spacesuits.
24th Dec '16 11:27:14 AM nombretomado
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* The AntiClicheAndMarySueEliminationSociety formerly ranked [[MarySue Sues]] and [[MartyStu Stus]] on a scale of one to eight. Now, it operates on a one to ten scale, with ten being damn near omnipotent. For reference, ''one'' Level Nine Stu was able to whoop almost the entire Society. '''He was the weakest of the Level Nines.'''

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* The AntiClicheAndMarySueEliminationSociety Fanfic/AntiClicheAndMarySueEliminationSociety formerly ranked [[MarySue Sues]] and [[MartyStu Stus]] on a scale of one to eight. Now, it operates on a one to ten scale, with ten being damn near omnipotent. For reference, ''one'' Level Nine Stu was able to whoop almost the entire Society. '''He was the weakest of the Level Nines.'''
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