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23rd Aug '16 3:46:39 AM DarkHunter
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** Toriyama himself engaged in a little of this regarding ''Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods'', saying that on a scale of 1 to 10, Super Saiyan God Goku is a 6 and God of Destruction Beerus is a 10. [[spoiler:Beerus' retainer and mentor, Whis, is a '''15''', meaning that he's unquestionably the most powerful being in the ''Dragon Ball'' universe at least until [[TopGod Zen-O]] was revealed.]]

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** Toriyama himself engaged in a little of this regarding ''Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods'', saying that on a scale of 1 to 10, Super Saiyan God Goku is a 6 and God of Destruction Beerus is a 10. [[spoiler:Beerus' retainer and mentor, Whis, is a '''15''', meaning that he's unquestionably and we're later introduced to two characters who Whis admits even he wouldn't stand a chance against: the High Priest, said to be among the top 5 most powerful being fighters in all existence, and Zen-O, the ''Dragon Ball'' universe at least until [[TopGod Zen-O]] was revealed.TopGod who is stated to capable of ending all 12 universes in an instant if he wanted.]]
20th Aug '16 10:25:36 AM ThatBitterTase
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* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' can only display HP up to a certain level, depending on the game, in the in-battle HP meters. If a character's health goes past that (such as the final boss of ''Blazing Sword'', [[spoiler:the Fire Dragon]]), the HP is displayed only as "??" until they've taken enough damage to bring it below the limit. In addition, the HP gauge ''glows'' until that point.
20th Aug '16 5:18:49 AM shokoshu
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* Kind of an inversion: The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ozone_depletion#Antarctic_ozone_hole Ozone hole]] would have been detected much earlier, if the scientist had trusted their instruments more. The values were ''defined'' as "off the scale" and thus as a measurement error. They weren't.
17th Aug '16 10:31:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* According to Wiki/RationalWiki, [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Irony_meter irony meters]] have a habit of [[ReadingsBlewUpTheScale exploding]] when this trope comes into effect. This gag is also commonly referenced on Website/FundiesSayTheDarndestThings.

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* According to Wiki/RationalWiki, [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Irony_meter irony meters]] have a habit of [[ReadingsBlewUpTheScale exploding]] when this trope comes into effect. This gag is also commonly referenced on Website/FundiesSayTheDarndestThings.
4th Aug '16 9:50:49 PM DarkHunter
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* The ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'' grades anomalous objects on one of three levels: Safe (objects that are easily contained and if left to their own devices pose little threat to humanity), Euclid (objects that are not provably hostile, but whose limits and the exact nature of their powers are unknown, thus they ''might be'' dangerous) and Keter (objects that are extremely and actively dangerous, even under containment, and are often very difficult or even impossible to contain). A rare few SCP objects are so dangerous and/or bizarre that the community has had to make up a new classification ''[[UpToEleven beyond Keter]]'': Apollyon.

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* The ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'' grades anomalous objects on one of three levels: Safe (objects that are easily contained and if left to their own devices pose little threat to humanity), Euclid (objects that are not provably hostile, but whose limits and the exact nature of their powers are unknown, thus they ''might be'' dangerous) and Keter (objects that are extremely and actively dangerous, even under containment, and are often very difficult or even impossible to contain). A rare few SCP objects are so dangerous and/or bizarre that the community has had to make up a new classification ''[[UpToEleven beyond Keter]]'': Apollyon.Apollyon (only one canon SCP object has this designation, and it is capable of causing XK-class End of the World Scenarios [[spoiler:and the Foundation has no known way to stop it or even slow it down]]).
4th Aug '16 9:38:14 PM DarkHunter
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* In a ''Manga/OnePunchMan'' side-chapter, Child Emperor builds a power-measuring mask. [[WorldsStrongestMan Saitama]] registers as "Undefined", which seemingly re-affirms the general belief that he's is a powerless schlub...but they completely miss the fact that scanning Saitama caused the mask to crack.

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* In a ''Manga/OnePunchMan'' side-chapter, Child Emperor builds a power-measuring mask. [[WorldsStrongestMan Saitama]] registers as "Undefined", which seemingly re-affirms the general belief that he's is a powerless schlub...but they completely miss the fact that scanning Saitama caused the mask to crack. [[FakeUltimateHero King]] also scans as "Undefined"... because he's too weak to even register (but everyone assumes that his strength is too high to be calculated).
26th Jul '16 9:36:46 AM F1Krazy
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* In Episode 2 of ''Anime/VividredOperation'', after Rei [[TurnsRed powers up]] the first Alone, one of the BridgeBunnies at Blue Island HQ exclaims that the empowered Alone's energy levels have exceeded their gauges' limits and can no longer be measured.
25th Jul '16 12:42:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* NBA superstar Steph Curry had such an absurdly successful real life season in 2015-16 that the developers of the game ''NBA2K 16'' admitted that they couldn't properly replicate his shooting accuracy without ''breaking the game engine''.

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* NBA superstar Steph Curry had such an absurdly successful real life season in 2015-16 that the developers of the game ''NBA2K ''VideoGame/NBA2K 16'' admitted that they couldn't properly replicate his shooting accuracy without ''breaking the game engine''.
18th Jul '16 2:44:54 PM Ekelai
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* ''Manga/MobPsycho100'' features occasional panels dedicated to showing how built up Mob's emotions are, usually peaking at 100% when he's at his most powerful. But if he's knocked unconscious, his power is given as "???%," and when he sees [[spoiler: what he thinks are the charred corpses of his family]], he flies into such a rage that it doesn't even clearly define it as ???% - it's just a smudge.
15th Jul '16 9:18:45 PM SoapheadChurch
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** Toriyama admitted he did this intentionally, as he didn't like the hard-and-fast "this character is more powerful than that one by this amount" corner the scouters had painted him into, and also the ever-increasing power levels would have made for ever-increasingly stupid sounding numbers. According to Ryusei Nakao (Frieza's japanese VA), Frieza's power level in his golden form in ''Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF'' is '''''100 quintillion'''''.

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** Toriyama admitted he did this intentionally, as he didn't like the hard-and-fast "this character is more powerful than that one by this amount" corner the scouters had painted him into, and also the ever-increasing power levels would have made for ever-increasingly stupid sounding numbers. According to Ryusei Nakao (Frieza's japanese VA), Frieza's power level in his golden form in ''Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF'' is '''''100 quintillion'''''.[[note]]This was meant as a pun: according to Nakao, Frieza's power level was 100 quintillion because he's "a nice guy." Gai being Japanese for 100 quintillion. Naturally it's not a serious measurement, as power levels had ceased to be relevant long before the film came out.[[/note]]
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