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25th Jun '16 5:27:42 AM EmigdioAlvarez
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* The driver of a BMW Mini was once issued a speeding ticket...for going 3000 km/hr. The radar had malfunctioned.

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* The driver of a [[TheAllegedCar BMW Mini Mini]] was once issued a speeding ticket...for going 3000 km/hr. The radar had malfunctioned.
17th Jun '16 8:33:47 AM Prfnoff
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* ''{{Legend of Grey Moon}}'' has a stats screen at the end of the game, listing time, deaths, gems (out of 16) and secrets (out of 11). However, these maxima are misleading and there are actually more; at HundredPercentCompletion, the stats screen will tell you that you have 17/16 gems and 28/11 secrets.

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* ''{{Legend ''Legend of Grey Moon}}'' Moon'' has a stats screen at the end of the game, listing time, deaths, gems (out of 16) and secrets (out of 11). However, these maxima are misleading and there are actually more; at HundredPercentCompletion, the stats screen will tell you that you have 17/16 gems and 28/11 secrets.



* In ''Franchise/{{Kirby}} Air Ride'', one of the game modes (City Trial) allows players to collect stat-boosting items. When a player collects health boosters, the length of your life bar will extend, actually taking up more of the screen. It is possible to extend the bar so long that it actually extends off the top of the screen so that you can no longer see the end.

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* In ''Franchise/{{Kirby}} Air Ride'', ''VideoGame/KirbyAirRide'', one of the game modes (City Trial) allows players to collect stat-boosting items. When a player collects health boosters, the length of your life bar will extend, actually taking up more of the screen. It is possible to extend the bar so long that it actually extends off the top of the screen so that you can no longer see the end.
7th Jun '16 4:20:09 PM ironballs16
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** The gauge our heroes use for measuring their spiral energy is designed to handle large values: It's a logarithmic scale, which first spirals outward in one color, then switches to another color and spirals outward again, and repeats this as much as is necessary. After [[spoiler:Lordgenome's HeroicSacrifice in the final episode,]] the gauge switches immediately to a never-before-seen ''rainbow'' color, spirals out to the maximum, and then [[spoiler:the glass covering ''shatters'' and it keeps ''increasing onto empty air'']], in plain [[RuleOfCool defiance of all logic and common sense]]. In other words [[BeyondTheImpossible spiral power went off the scale]] on a scale [[BrokeTheRatingScale that was designed to measure things that go off the scale.]]

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** The gauge our heroes use for measuring their spiral energy is designed to handle large values: It's a logarithmic scale, which first spirals outward in one color, then switches to another color and spirals outward again, and repeats this as much as is necessary. After [[spoiler:Lordgenome's HeroicSacrifice in the final episode,]] the gauge switches immediately to a never-before-seen ''rainbow'' color, spirals out to the maximum, and then [[spoiler:the glass covering ''shatters'' and it keeps ''increasing onto empty air'']], in plain [[RuleOfCool defiance of all logic and common sense]]. In other words [[BeyondTheImpossible words, spiral power went off the scale]] scale on a scale [[BrokeTheRatingScale [[BeyondTheImpossible that was designed to measure things that go off the scale.]]
7th Jun '16 4:19:05 PM ironballs16
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** The gauge our heroes use for measuring their spiral energy is designed to handle large values: It's a logarithmic scale, which first spirals outward in one color, then switches to another color and spirals outward again, and repeats this as much as is necessary. After [[spoiler:Lordgenome's HeroicSacrifice in the final episode,]] the gauge switches immediately to a never-before-seen ''rainbow'' color, spirals out to the maximum, and then [[spoiler:the glass covering ''shatters'' and it keeps ''increasing onto empty air'']], in plain [[RuleOfCool defiance of all logic and common sense]]. In other words [[BeyondTheImpossible spiral power went off the scale]] on a scale [[BrokeTheRatingsScale that was designed to measure things that go off the scale.]]

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** The gauge our heroes use for measuring their spiral energy is designed to handle large values: It's a logarithmic scale, which first spirals outward in one color, then switches to another color and spirals outward again, and repeats this as much as is necessary. After [[spoiler:Lordgenome's HeroicSacrifice in the final episode,]] the gauge switches immediately to a never-before-seen ''rainbow'' color, spirals out to the maximum, and then [[spoiler:the glass covering ''shatters'' and it keeps ''increasing onto empty air'']], in plain [[RuleOfCool defiance of all logic and common sense]]. In other words [[BeyondTheImpossible spiral power went off the scale]] on a scale [[BrokeTheRatingsScale [[BrokeTheRatingScale that was designed to measure things that go off the scale.]]
7th Jun '16 4:18:29 PM ironballs16
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** The gauge our heroes use for measuring their spiral energy is designed to handle large values: It's a logarithmic scale, which first spirals outward in one color, then switches to another color and spirals outward again, and repeats this as much as is necessary. After [[spoiler:Lordgenome's HeroicSacrifice in the final episode,]] the gauge switches immediately to a never-before-seen ''rainbow'' color, spirals out to the maximum, and then [[spoiler:the glass covering ''shatters'' and it keeps ''increasing onto empty air'']], in plain [[RuleOfCool defiance of all logic and common sense]]. In other words [[BeyondTheImpossible spiral power went off the scale on a scale that was designed to measure things that go off the scale.]]

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** The gauge our heroes use for measuring their spiral energy is designed to handle large values: It's a logarithmic scale, which first spirals outward in one color, then switches to another color and spirals outward again, and repeats this as much as is necessary. After [[spoiler:Lordgenome's HeroicSacrifice in the final episode,]] the gauge switches immediately to a never-before-seen ''rainbow'' color, spirals out to the maximum, and then [[spoiler:the glass covering ''shatters'' and it keeps ''increasing onto empty air'']], in plain [[RuleOfCool defiance of all logic and common sense]]. In other words [[BeyondTheImpossible spiral power went off the scale scale]] on a scale [[BrokeTheRatingsScale that was designed to measure things that go off the scale.]]
22nd May '16 8:53:45 PM KantonKage
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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.]]

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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.]]universe at least until [[TopGod Zen-O]] was revealed.]]
19th May '16 3:30:06 PM Monolaf317
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** In "More!", when DW goes to preschool one morning, there is a scanning device from her POV that sees how much the other kids apparently cost in the form of numbers below. The numbers go spinning when the radar's on Emily, DW's rich friend.
19th May '16 12:06:29 PM erforce
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* Implied in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}''.

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* Implied in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}''.''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}''.



** The 2009 video game shows the PKE meter in better detail. The "antenna" on the meter rise higher the closer the meter is to a spectral entity, regardless of power. The bars in the middle are kind of a "hot-cold" mechanic for pinpointing a hidden ghost or cursed object. There's more to it than that, as Ray and Egon both comment on the readings, noting things that are non-obvious, but for the rookie Ghostbuster (that's you), it's just a ghost locator.

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** The [[VideoGame/GhostbustersTheVideogame 2009 video game game]] shows the PKE meter in better detail. The "antenna" on the meter rise higher the closer the meter is to a spectral entity, regardless of power. The bars in the middle are kind of a "hot-cold" mechanic for pinpointing a hidden ghost or cursed object. There's more to it than that, as Ray and Egon both comment on the readings, noting things that are non-obvious, but for the rookie Ghostbuster (that's you), it's just a ghost locator.



* Egon in ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' likewise has a habit of getting PKE readings that are off the scale, to the point that ''The Penguins of Madagascar'' might've been referencing him. Nobody ever suggests getting a bigger scale, but he does have to get a new PKE meter every now and then, when trying to measure an especially powerful entity (generally 9 or higher) leads to ExplosiveInstrumentation.
* This trope was the justification for the equipment upgrade in ''WesternAnimation/ExtremeGhostbusters''. The series averted it as often as it played it straight though. There were many times where they found a ghost that was a perfectly measurable classification (especially in TheTeaser) and other times where a creature was ''literally'' off the scale because they weren't ectoplasmic entities or have psycho-kinetic energy at all, and thus ''couldn't'' be measured by the PKE meter.

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* ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}''
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Egon in ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' likewise has a habit of getting PKE readings that are off the scale, to the point that ''The Penguins of Madagascar'' might've been referencing him. Nobody ever suggests getting a bigger scale, but he does have to get a new PKE meter every now and then, when trying to measure an especially powerful entity (generally 9 or higher) leads to ExplosiveInstrumentation.
* ** This trope was the justification for the equipment upgrade in ''WesternAnimation/ExtremeGhostbusters''. The series averted it as often as it played it straight though. There were many times where they found a ghost that was a perfectly measurable classification (especially in TheTeaser) and other times where a creature was ''literally'' off the scale because they weren't ectoplasmic entities or have psycho-kinetic energy at all, and thus ''couldn't'' be measured by the PKE meter.
16th May '16 11:21:46 PM erforce
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'''Human Torch:''' So I'm guessing bigger readouts wouldn't help? Like that amp in ''[[ThisIsSpinalTap Spinal Tap]]'' that goes UpToEleven?

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'''Human Torch:''' So I'm guessing bigger readouts wouldn't help? Like that amp in ''[[ThisIsSpinalTap ''[[Film/ThisIsSpinalTap Spinal Tap]]'' that goes UpToEleven?
13th May '16 12:13:20 AM hboy3213
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* ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'' does this with its Capture Level system. For example, capture level of 5 and above is immune to conventional weapons. The strongest beasts in the human world range between capture level 91-99. However in the Gourmet World it goes off the scale with creatures regularly getting levels of over 100. The first beast Toriko even encounters is the Breath Dragon with a capture level of ''219''. [[spoiler: The strongest capture level is an elder Battle Wolf... ''6090''.]]

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* ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'' does this with its Capture Level system. For example, capture level of 5 and above is immune to conventional weapons. The strongest beasts in the human world range between capture level 91-99. However in the Gourmet World it goes off the scale with creatures regularly getting levels of over 100. The first beast Toriko even encounters is the Breath Dragon with a capture level of ''219''. [[spoiler: The strongest capture level is an elder Battle Wolf... ''6090''.the Meat Dish of Acacia's Full Course GOD... ''10,000''.]]
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