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10th Apr '18 6:16:56 PM intastiel
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* Mages in ''Webcomic/{{Flipside}}'' are ranked from Level 1 to 3 as they pass "dissolving tests" that [[TimeToUnlockMoreTruePotential unlock their abilities]]. It's later revealed that a distant continent has an even more advanced magical society where Level 4 practitioners are common and that [[spoiler:Suspiria]] is implanted with an AmplifierArtifact that's elevated her to Level 6 or 7.

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* Mages in ''Webcomic/{{Flipside}}'' are ranked from Level 1 to 3 as they pass "dissolving tests" that [[TimeToUnlockMoreTruePotential unlock their abilities]]. It's later revealed that a distant continent has an even more advanced magical society where Level 4 practitioners are common and that [[spoiler:Suspiria]] is implanted with an AmplifierArtifact that's elevated her to Level 6 or 7.
7, which grants her city-wide {{Reality Warp|er}}ing PowerIncontinence.
10th Apr '18 6:16:02 PM intastiel
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* Mages in ''Webcomic/{{Flipside}}'' are ranked from Level 1 to 3 as they pass "dissolving tests" that [[TimeToUnlockMoreTruePotential unlock their abilities]]. It's later revealed that a distant continent has an even more advanced magical society where Level 4 practitioners are common and that [[spoiler:Suspiria]] is implanted with an AmplifierArtifact that's elevated her to Level 6 or 7.
6th Apr '18 1:28:43 AM LinTaylor
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* ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'', thanks to its video game aesthetic, uses numerical {{Character Level}}s to rank the Riders' different forms. Level 1 is a SuperDeformed state that's somewhat weak but serves a very important purpose (separating TheVirus from its human carriers), Level 2 is their normal combat form[[note]]except Lazer, who turns into a motorcycle[[/note]], Level 3 is their first upgrade, and Level 5 is the CoOpMultiplayer power-up shared between the four main Riders. Things start jumping around from there: Level X/Ten has [[LetXBeTheUnknown theoretically unknown power]], the protagonists end up getting Level XX/Twenty, 50, and 100 {{Super Mode}}s, one antagonist gets a Level 99 form, and the BigBad and TheHero's ultimate form don't even bother with levels since they're InUniverse {{Game Breaker}}s. The concept is arguably spoofed in the post-series movie ''Kamen Rider Genm vs. Lazer'', where Genm (who has a truly monumental [[AGodAmI God complex]]) gives himself a Level '''''Billion''''' form...that's just a PaletteSwap of Ex-Aid's Level 99 form [[spoiler:and is ultimately defeated by Lazer's Level X form.]]
1st Mar '18 8:23:34 AM Sniccups
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** There is also "Thaumiel", but (usually, as there's no stable SCP Foundation canon) that denotes a powerful SCP being used by the Foundation, rather than something above Keter. [[spoiler:There ''is'' an "above Keter" rank, though. It's "Apollyon".]]

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** There is also "Thaumiel", but (usually, as there's no stable SCP Foundation canon) that denotes a powerful SCP being used by the Foundation, rather than something above Keter. [[spoiler:There ''is'' an "above Keter" rank, though. It's "Apollyon".]] It means “we can’t contain it” It’s only been used three times on the whole site, excluding the Joke SCPs.]]
** Then there’s “Thaumiel” which means “we can use this to contain other SCPs”. There aren’t very many.
8th Jan '18 5:40:48 AM Cryoclaste
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* In ''Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law'', Phil Ken Sebben has an Alert level system parodying the color based Terror Alert System used in the US. Above red was "Blackwatch Plaid," which he later pushed even further to "The cover of {{Rush}}'s seminal album, "Moving Pictures"."

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* In ''Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law'', Phil Ken Sebben has an Alert level system parodying the color based Terror Alert System used in the US. Above red was "Blackwatch Plaid," which he later pushed even further to "The cover of {{Rush}}'s Music/{{Rush}}'s seminal album, "Moving Pictures"."
23rd Dec '17 6:00:34 PM nombretomado
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* The United States Navy has had considerable rank inflation. When the Navy was founded, its officer ranks were Lieutenant, [[CommandingCoolness Master-Commandant]], and [[TheGoodCaptain Captain]]. The titles of "Lieutenant, Commanding" and "Commodore" (for Lieutenants in command of small ships and Captains in command of multiple ships, respectively) were added during the UsefulNotes/WarOf1812. The former became the rank of Lieutenant Commander after the UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar (Master Commandant had become Commander in 1838, 20 years after the RoyalNavy had done so with its equivalent rank, "MasterAndCommander"). The first Rear Admirals were promoted during the Civil War and Vice Admiral David Glasgow Farragut was promoted from their ranks to overall command of the USN's mobile forces.

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* The United States Navy has had considerable rank inflation. When the Navy was founded, its officer ranks were Lieutenant, [[CommandingCoolness Master-Commandant]], and [[TheGoodCaptain Captain]]. The titles of "Lieutenant, Commanding" and "Commodore" (for Lieutenants in command of small ships and Captains in command of multiple ships, respectively) were added during the UsefulNotes/WarOf1812. The former became the rank of Lieutenant Commander after the UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar (Master Commandant had become Commander in 1838, 20 years after the RoyalNavy [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships Royal Navy]] had done so with its equivalent rank, "MasterAndCommander"). The first Rear Admirals were promoted during the Civil War and Vice Admiral David Glasgow Farragut was promoted from their ranks to overall command of the USN's mobile forces.
10th Dec '17 2:23:09 AM CWC
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** D (ages 18 and up)

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** D (ages 18 17 and up)
26th Nov '17 4:32:01 PM nombretomado
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** After TheNewTens, HongKong uses a modified GCSE system called HKDSE, which uses numbers instead of letters for grades in language subjects (Chinese and English). The former B grade is now 5, and A grade is 5* . They also keep the old A* thing, therefore you now have a 5** grade. %%I remember this is a HKDSE thing, so it's not strictly a "modified GCSE."%%

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** After TheNewTens, HongKong UsefulNotes/HongKong uses a modified GCSE system called HKDSE, which uses numbers instead of letters for grades in language subjects (Chinese and English). The former B grade is now 5, and A grade is 5* . They also keep the old A* thing, therefore you now have a 5** grade. %%I remember this is a HKDSE thing, so it's not strictly a "modified GCSE."%%
21st Nov '17 9:02:38 PM superslinger2007
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* Ah, Starbucks. Coffee sizes start at Tall, then Grande, then ''Venti'', because apparently no one just wants a small goddamn coffee[[note]]There ''is'' a Short size (8 oz.) that you can order most drinks in; they just don't list it on the menu.[[/note]]. Then they came out with a Trenta size, which is even larger than the Venti size. It holds 31 oz (910 mL) of liquid, or two-and-a-half the capacity of a typical human bladder. For true caffeine addicts!

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* Ah, Starbucks. Coffee sizes start at Tall, then Grande, then ''Venti'', because apparently no one just wants a small goddamn coffee[[note]]There ''is'' a Short size (8 oz.) that you can order most drinks in; they just don't list it on the menu.[[/note]]. Then they came out with a Trenta size, which is even larger than the Venti size.size, for cold drinks. It holds 31 oz (910 mL) of liquid, or two-and-a-half the capacity of a typical human bladder. For true caffeine addicts!
9th Nov '17 12:20:33 PM SeptimusHeap
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* PC enthusiast magazine ''Maximum PC'' stirred quite a controversy when it rated ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'' the only 11/10 rating the magazine has done.

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* PC enthusiast magazine ''Maximum PC'' stirred quite a controversy when it rated ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'' ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' the only 11/10 rating the magazine has done.
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