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26th Jul '16 1:35:48 AM Vir
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* ''CrazyTaxi'' grades you on a E to A scale, with a Class S License being even better than that. And an "Awesome" is even better than that, with "Crazy!!!" is the highest possible rating. On the other end, [[FMinusMinus you don't get a grade at all]] if you didn't even earn a single cent.
* ''VideoGame/MarioKart Super Circuit'' for the GBA has E through A, then 1, 2, and 3 stars. This has since been used in ''VideoGame/MarioKart DS'' and ''VideoGame/MarioKart Wii''. After 1-star ratings, it's mostly for bragging rights - getting at least one star or all 3 in each cup will display stars next to your name online, but there is hidden content that actually requires getting at least one star in all cups in each engine class. ''VideoGame/MarioKart 7'' removed all scores below 1 star, leaving only four possible ranks (zero through three stars).
* ''{{Trackmania}} Sunrise'' and ''Nations'' rank your track times with four medals: Bronze, Silver, Gold and Nadeo Developer.

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* ''CrazyTaxi'' ''VideoGame/CrazyTaxi'' grades you on a E to A scale, with a Class S License being even better than that. And an "Awesome" is even better than that, with "Crazy!!!" is the highest possible rating. On the other end, [[FMinusMinus you don't get a grade at all]] if you didn't even earn a single cent.
* ''VideoGame/MarioKart Super Circuit'' ''VideoGame/MarioKartSuperCircuit'' for the GBA has E through A, then 1, 2, and 3 stars. This has since been used in ''VideoGame/MarioKart DS'' ''VideoGame/MarioKartDS'' and ''VideoGame/MarioKart Wii''.''VideoGame/MarioKartWii''. After 1-star ratings, it's mostly for bragging rights - getting at least one star or all 3 in each cup will display stars next to your name online, but there is hidden content that actually requires getting at least one star in all cups in each engine class. ''VideoGame/MarioKart 7'' ''VideoGame/MarioKart7'' removed all scores below 1 star, leaving only four possible ranks (zero through three stars).
* ''{{Trackmania}} ''VideoGame/{{Trackmania}} Sunrise'' and ''Nations'' rank your track times with four medals: Bronze, Silver, Gold and Nadeo Developer.
26th Jul '16 1:34:30 AM Vir
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* ''VideoGame/VirtuaFighter'': After reaching [[KyuAndDanRanks 10th dan]], players can recieve titles (going up to Emperor / High King in ''VF4'' and Champion in ''VF4 Evo''.

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* ''VideoGame/VirtuaFighter'': After reaching [[KyuAndDanRanks 10th dan]], players can recieve titles (going up to Emperor / High King in ''VF4'' ''[=VF4=]'' and Champion in ''VF4 ''[=VF4=] Evo''.
16th Jul '16 11:50:29 AM DoctorTItanX
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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' ranks aspects of stands from E to A for things like Strength, Range, Learning (user's ability to fully exploit their stand's powers) and such. The scale isn't weighed on too heavily in the series, but in one notable exception, Giorno Giovanna's Gold Experience Requiem is so powerful that its attributes are literally ALL ranked "unknown", as it is simply impossible to rank such vast powers off the scale. To put thing into perspective, Gold Experience Requiem's power is so overwhelming that he could beat practically ''anyone'' from ''any other series/reality'' (short of a RealityWarper and ''even then'', that's debatable) simply because he can nullify any attack/move that his opponent makes and has what is essentially a OneHitKill.

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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' ranks aspects of stands from E to A for things like Strength, Range, Learning (user's ability to fully exploit their stand's powers) and such. The scale isn't weighed on too heavily in the series, but in one notable exception, Giorno Giovanna's Gold Experience Requiem is so powerful that its attributes are literally ALL ranked "unknown", as it is simply impossible to rank such vast powers off the scale. To put thing things into perspective, Gold Experience Requiem's power is so overwhelming that he could beat practically ''anyone'' from ''any other series/reality'' (short of a RealityWarper and ''even then'', that's debatable) simply because he can nullify any attack/move that his opponent makes and has what is essentially a OneHitKill.



* ''Manga/FairyTail'' has a sorta kinda version of this. Normal jobs are just jobs. No ranking whatsoever. There are really tricky ones 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 sorta kinda 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.]]



** ''VideoGame/MegaManX5'' goes for a B, A, SA, GA, PA, MH ranking scale; ''VideoGame/MegaManX6'' goes D, C, B, A, SA, GA, PA, UH. ''VideoGame/MegaManX7'' sucks. ''VideoGame/MegaManX8'' goes D, C, B, A, AA, AAA, S. It should be noted that getting a high rank in ''VideoGame/MegaManX6 ''has nothing to do with performance, though.

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** ''VideoGame/MegaManX5'' goes for a B, A, SA, GA, PA, MH ranking scale; ''VideoGame/MegaManX6'' goes D, C, B, A, SA, GA, PA, UH. ''VideoGame/MegaManX7'' sucks. ''VideoGame/MegaManX8'' goes D, C, B, A, AA, AAA, S. It should be noted that getting a high rank in ''VideoGame/MegaManX6 ''has ''VideoGame/MegaManX6'' has nothing to do with performance, though.



*** The 200% in ''Symphony'' was really just a method to hide the ENTIRE LAST THIRD OF THE GAME from the players. Once you've searched most of the castle (specifically, found three items before fighting the final boss), you would not get the bad ending and instead go through an inverted version of the entire castle. Still doesn't explain the .6%.

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*** The 200% in ''Symphony'' was really just simply a method to hide the ENTIRE LAST THIRD OF THE GAME from the players. Once you've searched most of the castle (specifically, found three items before fighting the final boss), you would not get the bad ending and instead go through an inverted version of the entire castle. Still It still doesn't explain the .6%.
16th Jul '16 11:47:23 AM DoctorTItanX
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* The magical power scale used in ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'': there's F for those without any magic power, and then E- for those with a bit, going up with plus and minus qualifiers through the alphabet until rank A, which is considered the elite, and going ''further'' to AA, then AAA, then S, SS, and SSS. The difference between AAA and AAA+ is canonically pretty substantial, which makes most of the cast of the first two seasons (who are estimated to be in the AAA ranks at the time) stupidly overpowered, because of this the next season had {{Power Limiter}}s become a major element of the story.

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* The magical power scale used in ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'': there's F for those without any magic power, and then E- for those with a bit, going up with plus and minus qualifiers through the alphabet until rank A, which is considered the elite, and going ''further'' to AA, then AAA, then S, SS, and SSS. The difference between AAA and AAA+ is canonically pretty substantial, which makes most of the cast of the first two seasons (who are estimated to be in the AAA ranks at the time) stupidly overpowered, quite powerful, because of this the next season had {{Power Limiter}}s become a major element of the story.



* In ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'', the Garagara Gator being capture level 8 was considered a big deal. Then the Troll Kongs are shown to be level 9. Next chapter, the Puffer whales are capture level ''30.''

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* In ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'', the Garagara Gator being capture level 8 was considered a big deal. Then the Troll Kongs are shown to be level 9. Next In the next chapter, the Puffer whales are capture level ''30.''
16th Jul '16 11:43:57 AM DoctorTItanX
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* Power levels of demons in ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' are ranked from D to S. However, anything above B is exceedingly rare (Toguro, one of the strongest characters in the series, was a B). Anything higher than a 'C' is too powerful to travel between worlds; higher ranks were either from Earth originally (like Toguro) or started lower and trained themselves up on this side. Demons of each rank are progressively rarer, and at one point, it's stated that only one out of one hundred C class demons even has the potential to reach B class. Thanks to the plot we see many more A and S rank demons than their rarity would suggest (although this arc takes place in the demon world, and is presumably ''every'' demon of that rank; mere thousands out of billions)
** It is also worth noting that S Rank is actually a very broad spectrum that basically just means "Stronger than A". One demon notes that "S Rank" is a Spirit World codeword for "demons too strong for us to deal with." The three rulers of the demon realm consider it a grave insult, as they are grouped in the same class with their foot soldiers and servants despite being leagues above them in power.
* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' ranks aspects of stands from E to A for things like Strength, Range, Learning (user's ability to fully exploit their stand's powers) and such. The scale isn't weighed on too heavily in the series, but in one notable exception, Giorno Giovanna's Gold Experience Requiem is so powerful that it's attributes are ALL ranked "unknown"; it is simply impossible to rank such vast powers off the scale. To put thing into perspective, Gold Experience Requiem's power is so overwhelming that he could beat practically ''anyone'' from ''any other series/reality'' (short of a RealityWarper and ''even then'', that's debatable) simply because he can nullify any attack/move that his opponent makes and has what is essentially a OneHitKill.

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* Power levels of demons in ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' are ranked from D to S. However, anything above B is exceedingly rare (Toguro, one of the strongest characters in the series, beings, was a B).B class demon). Anything higher than a 'C' is too powerful to travel between worlds; higher ranks were either from Earth originally (like Toguro) or started lower and trained themselves up on this side. Demons of each rank are progressively rarer, and at one point, it's stated that only one out of one hundred C class demons even has the potential to reach B class. Thanks to the plot we see many more A and S rank demons than their rarity would suggest (although this arc takes place in the demon world, and is presumably ''every'' demon of that rank; mere thousands out of billions)
billions).
** It is also worth noting that S Rank is actually a very broad spectrum that basically just means "Stronger than A". One demon notes that "S Rank" is a Spirit World codeword for "demons too strong for us to deal with." The three rulers of the demon realm consider it a grave insult, as they are grouped in the same class with their foot soldiers and servants servants, despite being leagues above them in power.
* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' ranks aspects of stands from E to A for things like Strength, Range, Learning (user's ability to fully exploit their stand's powers) and such. The scale isn't weighed on too heavily in the series, but in one notable exception, Giorno Giovanna's Gold Experience Requiem is so powerful that it's its attributes are literally ALL ranked "unknown"; "unknown", as it is simply impossible to rank such vast powers off the scale. To put thing into perspective, Gold Experience Requiem's power is so overwhelming that he could beat practically ''anyone'' from ''any other series/reality'' (short of a RealityWarper and ''even then'', that's debatable) simply because he can nullify any attack/move that his opponent makes and has what is essentially a OneHitKill.
16th Jul '16 11:41:38 AM DoctorTItanX
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* Has happened to naval classification in the [[Literature/HonorHarrington Honorverse]]. Battleships were originally the biggest and most powerful hyper-capable warships there were, until the invention of bigger, more powerful Dreadnoughts and Superdreadnoughts. Why the classification of "battleship" didn't simply grow upward (since [=DNs=] and [=SDs=] are similarly armed to [=BBs=], just carrying more weapons and more armor, at least until the evolution of the [[MacrossMissileMassacre Pod Superdreadnought]]) is unknown.

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* Has It has happened to naval classification in the [[Literature/HonorHarrington Honorverse]]. Battleships were originally the biggest and most powerful hyper-capable warships there were, until the invention of bigger, large, more powerful Dreadnoughts and Superdreadnoughts. Why the classification of "battleship" didn't simply grow upward (since [=DNs=] and [=SDs=] are similarly armed to [=BBs=], just carrying more weapons and more armor, at least until the evolution of the [[MacrossMissileMassacre Pod Superdreadnought]]) is unknown.



* ''Series/KenanAndKel'' has one episode taking place 1000 years in the future. Kenan and Kel take a test in alien biology, and Kenan scores an A+, which at that time is considered a failing grade. Kel scores an A++++, which is considered the future equivalent of today's A+.

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* ''Series/KenanAndKel'' has one episode taking place 1000 1,000 years in the future. Kenan and Kel take a test in alien biology, and Kenan scores an A+, which at that time is considered a failing grade. Kel scores an A++++, which is considered the future equivalent of today's A+.
11th Jul '16 5:55:12 AM WiddershinsDaughter
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* Has happened to naval classification in the [[Literature/HonorHarrington Honorverse]]. Battleships were originally the biggest and most powerful hyper-capable warships there were, until the invention of bigger, more powerful Dreadnoughts and Superdreadnoughts. Why the classification of "battleship" didn't simply grow upward (since DNs and SDs are similarly armed to BBs, just carrying more weapons and more armor, at least until the evolution of the [[MacrossMissileMassacre Pod Superdreadnought]]) is unknown.

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* Has happened to naval classification in the [[Literature/HonorHarrington Honorverse]]. Battleships were originally the biggest and most powerful hyper-capable warships there were, until the invention of bigger, more powerful Dreadnoughts and Superdreadnoughts. Why the classification of "battleship" didn't simply grow upward (since DNs [=DNs=] and SDs [=SDs=] are similarly armed to BBs, [=BBs=], just carrying more weapons and more armor, at least until the evolution of the [[MacrossMissileMassacre Pod Superdreadnought]]) is unknown.
11th Jul '16 5:53:22 AM WiddershinsDaughter
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* Has happened to naval classification in the [[Literature/HonorHarrington Honorverse]]. Battleships were originally the biggest and most powerful hyper-capable warships there were, until the invention of bigger, more powerful Dreadnoughts and Superdreadnoughts. Why the classification of "battleship" didn't simply grow upward (since DNs and SDs are similarly armed to BBs, just carrying more weapons and more armor, at least until the evolution of the [[MacrossMissileMassacre Pod Superdreadnought]]) is unknown.
10th Jul '16 5:17:48 PM nombretomado
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* Shown [[http://journal-of-murazrai.xanga.com/756337304/page-109-random-chaos-fighters-tidbit-4/ here]] as used in ''ChaosFighters'' with FMinusMinus.

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* Shown [[http://journal-of-murazrai.xanga.com/756337304/page-109-random-chaos-fighters-tidbit-4/ here]] as used in ''ChaosFighters'' ''Literature/ChaosFighters'' with FMinusMinus.
1st Jul '16 12:17:51 PM DarkHunter
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* The ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' VisualNovel has a section with the stats for all of the [[AllMythsAreTrue Servants]], from E to A with the usual plus/minus modifiers. Rank A is basically on the level of True Magic (impossible miracles). Above A++ is EX. The special armaments of Servants, the Noble Phantasms, also come with ranks; [[{{Nasuverse}} Canonically]], a C-rank Noble Phantasm is about the same level as an A-rank regular weapon.

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* The ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' VisualNovel has a section with the stats for all of the [[AllMythsAreTrue Servants]], from E to A with the usual plus/minus modifiers. Rank A is basically on the level of True Magic (impossible miracles). Above A++ There's also the EX rank, which is EX. shorthand for "unclassifiable" powers that, due to their nature, simply don't fit on the Ranking scale.[[note]]One example given is Magic Defense. E through A rank Magic Defense dictates how well a Servant can survive magical attacks. An EX rank Magic Defense would indicate that magical attacks are made to ''miss them entirely'', so it's not even a function of "defense" at all, strictly speaking.[[/note]] The special armaments of Servants, the Noble Phantasms, also come with ranks; [[{{Nasuverse}} Canonically]], a C-rank Noble Phantasm is about the same level as an A-rank regular weapon.
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