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20th Jun '17 8:14:54 AM Piterpicher
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* Hilda the Hippo from a RichardScarry book describes herself thusly, "Oh dear, I'm as strong as ten average little girls."

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* Hilda the Hippo from a RichardScarry Creator/RichardScarry book describes herself thusly, "Oh dear, I'm as strong as ten average little girls."
10th May '17 7:59:51 PM jccw227
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* In ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', Calvin claims that his alter ego, Stupendous Man, has the strength of a million mortal men... of course, [[MrImagination this is all in Calvin's mind,]] so in real life, not so much.



* Spoofed in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' episode where the cast imagine themselves as superheroes. Chuckie becomes Stinky--who smells as bad as ''two'' babies.

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* Spoofed in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' episode where the cast imagine themselves as superheroes. Chuckie becomes Stinky--who [[BlessedWithSuck smells as bad as ''two'' babies.]]
1st May '17 6:52:31 PM PaulA
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* This is played with in Leo Frankowski's ''Adventures of Conrad Stargard'' novels. When questioned about his fighting prowess, Baron Conrad Stargard explains, jokingly, "I have the strength of ten because my heart is pure." This statement immediately prompts Conrad's wife, Francine, to note that, "This raises the question, his heart is pure ''what''?"

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* This is played with in Leo Frankowski's Creator/LeoFrankowski's ''Adventures of Conrad Stargard'' novels. When questioned about his fighting prowess, Baron Conrad Stargard explains, jokingly, "I have the strength of ten because my heart is pure." This statement immediately prompts Conrad's wife, Francine, to note that, "This raises the question, his heart is pure ''what''?"
7th Apr '17 6:55:49 PM 64SuperNintendo
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18th Mar '17 7:31:54 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/{{Neopets}}'' subverts it with the Altador Strength Potion item: "Have the strength of nine Lupes with this potion! Well, not exactly... Okay, how about: With this potion you will have strength like [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething King Altador]]!"

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* ''Franchise/{{Neopets}}'' ''Website/{{Neopets}}'' subverts it with the Altador Strength Potion item: "Have the strength of nine Lupes with this potion! Well, not exactly... Okay, how about: With this potion you will have strength like [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething King Altador]]!"
5th Mar '17 11:57:05 AM nombretomado
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* MarvelComics's superhero the 3-D Man has the strength (and agility, and virtually everything else up to and including "triple hearing") of three men (as does his successor, Triathlon.) Triathlon is quick to note that it's three times the ''absolute peak'' of normal human physical ability. In other words, three of ComicBook/CaptainAmerica. ''That'' is saying something.

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* MarvelComics's Creator/MarvelComics' superhero the 3-D Man has the strength (and agility, and virtually everything else up to and including "triple hearing") of three men (as does his successor, Triathlon.) Triathlon is quick to note that it's three times the ''absolute peak'' of normal human physical ability. In other words, three of ComicBook/CaptainAmerica. ''That'' is saying something.
1st Mar '17 2:04:22 PM ultimomant
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* In ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManAndHisAmazingFriends'', Kraven the Hunter boasts that he has the strength of ten ''gorillas''.
27th Feb '17 10:52:22 AM randomtiger
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* Kija from ''Manga/YonaOfTheDawn'' has the strength of ten men in his dragon arm! Only that arm, though, although RequiredSecondaryPowers ensues for how he walks around without having his legs buckle under the weight.
23rd Dec '16 5:02:41 AM GhostOfAGeek
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* The very first page of ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'' introduces Mr. Mighty, described as having [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=72249 "the strength of seventy men"]] (and then goes on to specify further).

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* The very first page of ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'' introduces Mr. Mighty, described as having [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=72249 [[http://eheroes.smackjeeves.com/comics/1888372/signature-of-heroism/ "the strength of seventy men"]] (and then goes on to specify further).
8th Nov '16 5:58:09 AM Tron80
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* A minor enemy of ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' once boasted to have the strength of ten men. [[CurbStompBattle The wallcrawler quickly showed him that he is way stronger than that.]]
-->'''Spider-Man''': ''How strong do you think I am? Twenty men? Thirty?''
* Spider-Man did this again when he entered a warehouse to take down a large group of criminals. Accidentally breaking through the roof, he landed on the floor and was immediately set upon by a literal ''army'' of men. One of them yelled "Pile on, guys! I hear Spider-Man's only got the strength of ten men. Too bad for him there's a lot more than ten of us!" In the next panel, Spidey is completely buried under ''dozens'' of men, all kicking, punching, and stomping as hard as they can. Then a calm voice is heard from under the pile. "You men really should pay more attention when you peruse those supermarket yellow-sheets. The correct expression is ''Spider-Man possesses the proportionate strength of a spider.''" He then jumped to his feet, sending everyone on him flying in all directions. ''"AND THAT'S A WHOLE HELLUVA LOT STRONGER THAN TEN MEN!"'' Spidey then proceeded to curb-stomp the entire gang.

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A minor enemy of ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' Spider-Man once boasted to have the strength of ten men. [[CurbStompBattle The wallcrawler quickly showed him that he is way stronger than that.]]
-->'''Spider-Man''': --->'''Spider-Man''': ''How strong do you think I am? Twenty men? Thirty?''
* ** Spider-Man did this again when he entered a warehouse to take down a large group of criminals. Accidentally breaking through the roof, he landed on the floor and was immediately set upon by a literal ''army'' of men. One of them yelled "Pile on, guys! I hear Spider-Man's only got the strength of ten men. Too bad for him there's a lot more than ten of us!" In the next panel, Spidey is completely buried under ''dozens'' of men, all kicking, punching, and stomping as hard as they can. Then a calm voice is heard from under the pile. "You men really should pay more attention when you peruse those supermarket yellow-sheets. The correct expression is ''Spider-Man possesses the proportionate strength of a spider.''" He then jumped to his feet, sending everyone on him flying in all directions. ''"AND THAT'S A WHOLE HELLUVA LOT STRONGER THAN TEN MEN!"'' Spidey then proceeded to curb-stomp the entire gang.
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