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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''.]]
4th May '16 12:12:08 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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[[quoteright:349:[[VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/battler-endlessnine.jpg]]]]

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30th Apr '16 2:42:03 PM LinTaylor
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* In a ''OnePunchMan'' side-chapter, Child Emperor builds a power measuring machine. When scanning [[WorldsStrongestMan Saitama]], it reads "Unmeasurable", which ironically is the same result it gives for a normal human (and also for King).

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* In a ''OnePunchMan'' side-chapter, Child Emperor builds a power measuring machine. When scanning power-measuring mask. [[WorldsStrongestMan Saitama]], it reads "Unmeasurable", Saitama]] registers as "Undefined", which ironically is seemingly re-affirms the same result it gives for general belief that he's is a normal human (and also for King).powerless schlub...but they completely miss the fact that scanning Saitama caused the mask to crack.
14th Apr '16 4:06:46 PM DisillusionedJoey
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* The Y2K probelm was a strange example. The scale on the years field was only 2 digits, allowing dates from 1900 to 1999. This was done to save sending an extra digit which at the time would have been very expensive. Fortunately programmers had a lot of time to redesign their systems but if uncorrected millions of computers would have had the time be "off the scale".
28th Mar '16 1:24:01 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In the first ''SakuraWars'' OVA the developers of the spirit armor are having trouble finding someone who is able to pilot it. After their latest military pilot nearly kills himself trying to operate the mech, the scientists comment that they need to find someone who can move the gauge on the [[BuffySpeak spirit-power-measuring-thingy]]. They idly flip it on in the presence of the granddaughter of the chief scientist (and daughter of the owner of the company), and the gauge, of course, promptly overloads and breaks.

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* In the first ''SakuraWars'' ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' OVA the developers of the spirit armor are having trouble finding someone who is able to pilot it. After their latest military pilot nearly kills himself trying to operate the mech, the scientists comment that they need to find someone who can move the gauge on the [[BuffySpeak spirit-power-measuring-thingy]]. They idly flip it on in the presence of the granddaughter of the chief scientist (and daughter of the owner of the company), and the gauge, of course, promptly overloads and breaks.
5th Mar '16 9:47:59 PM Grug16
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* In a ''OnePunchMan'' side-chapter, Child Emperor builds a power measuring machine. When scanning [[WorldsStrongestMan Saitama]], it reads "Unmeasurable", which ironically is the same result it gives for a normal human (and also for King).
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