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->''"Your Divine Serpent's strength may be infinite, but it's still not enough; for now there is a force beyond infinite!"''
-->--'''Yami Yugi''' to Dartz, ''Anime/YuGiOh''
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The scenario is thus: you are facing down a [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien god-like being]] whose powers are impossible for you to match. They are infinite in their potential. Thus, the only way to overpower it is with something beyond that.

This counterattack is usually reserved for a character that is [[TheOmnipotent omnipotent]] because this is the only kind of character who could believably have 'infinite power'.

When done poorly it feels like a DeusExMachina, AssPull, or OnlyTheAuthorCanSaveThemNow.

''Not'' to be confused with UpToEleven, ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill, or ReadingsAreOffTheScale. Tentatively related to MyKungFuIsStronger, but ''only'' applies if the being your kung fu is stronger against is an [[TheOmnipotent omnipotent]] being.

[[note]]Minor footnote type thing: It should be noted that there are degrees of infinity; the number of points in a line is less infinite than the number of curves that can be drawn on a plane, but more infinite than the number of integers; this still doesn't make most "more infinite than infinite" plot points make any sense but it's not as absurd as one would think. There's also a notion from mathematics and computer science of something having ''unbounded size'' but still being finite. This means that the thing, call it Attack Power, could grow to any arbitrarily-large finite number on command, but won't become infinite. An unboundedly finite number can still be smaller than any larger number or than any infinity.
In addition, as well as the different infinite sizes of sets (collections of things), there are also the infinities in the ordinal numbers, where omega (the first infinity) is "after" every integer, but still has numbers after it, such as omega plus 1, omega plus 2, etc, omega plus omega (aka 2 omega) 2 omega plus 1, etc,etc,omega squared,etc.[[/note]]

The InfinityPlusOneSword does not (usually) work this way.

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Three examples of this are shown in the ''Anime/YuGiOh'' anime:
** First, Yugi Mutou, to defeat a monster with infinite attack, brings out all three Egyptian God Cards, then ''sacrifices two of them to make the third one - whose power would've already gone to infinite by the two sacrifices - MoreThanInfinite to crush it.''
** At the end of the Doma arc the BigBad, Dartz somehow managed to summon a monster with infinite attack points. Yugi responds by having two of his monsters attack, bouncing the attack between them until it reached infinity and then having a third monster attack to exceed infinity and destroy Dartz' monster.
** During the show's Memory World arc, to defeat the BigBad Zorc Necrophades, one of Atem's priests (who resembled Yugi's grandfather) summoned Exodia, a monster who was apparently so powerful (in the anime, his total ATK was infinite), he needed to be split up into five pieces. Even so, Zorc exploited the fact that Exodia needed the priest's life energy to remain manifest, draining that energy in the fight while he remained MoreThanInfinite thanks to his power being sustained by the darkness.
** In the real ''[[TabletopGame/YuGiOh Yu-Gi-Oh!]]'' trading card game all of the examples above would lose to The Wicked Avatar, whose ATK is equal to the ATK of the strongest monster on the field [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter plus 100]]. This is put to the test when it's used in the ''Manga/YuGiOhR'' manga; it's able to dominate virtually ''everything'' used against it, including Kaiba's Blue-Eyes and Yugi's Slifer the Sky Dragon (an ''Egyptian God'' whose power level is variable depending on the number of cards in its controller's hand, ''and'' who can reduce an opponent's monster's ATK and DEF by 2000, when that monster's summoned, an ability that, of course, did ''nothing'' to The Wicked Avatar). It was only taken down by Yugi's Obelisk the Tormentor, after it uses its effect to power up its ATK to infinite. However, in this case, it's a ''subversion'', as the game physics for the manga actually follow real-world mathematics and consider "∞ + 1" to still be equal to "∞", meaning both monsters are considered to have equal ATK and, thus, [[DoubleKnockout do each other in]].
* This was bound to happen eventually on ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', the {{Trope Namer|s}} of BeyondTheImpossible. In the final showdown, [[spoiler:the effectively omnipotent BigBad ''throws a Big Bang'' at the good guys. One of them then ''absorbs the attack'' (via HeroicSacrifice) and channels its power into the good guys']] Indescribably HumongousMecha, making its power More Than Infinite and allowing [[spoiler:them to finish off the enemy]].
* In ''Manga/{{Digimon V-Tamer 01}}'', Taichi and Zeromaru discover a level of Digivolution ''beyond'' Ultimate, appropriately named Super Ultimate. (Note that the "Ultimate" level is called "Mega" in earlier translations). This makes one conversation in the English dub of [[Anime/DigimonAdventure the first series]] HilariousInHindsight. When Miyotismon becomes [=VenomMiyotismon=], a Mega-level Digimon, TheTeam had up until that point, only seen Digimon as high as Ultimate (or what was called "Ultimate" in the dub) and were incredulous that there would be a level beyond Ultimate, saying something to the effect of "What is he, then? Super-Mega-Ultimate!?"
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': In Deicide, Aizen reaches a level of power that means even captain-class shinigami cannot sense his reiatsu and therefore cannot stop him. Ichigo therefore has to undergo intense training to develop to such a high level that even ''Aizen'' cannot sense his reiatsu. At the end of their fight, both characters were brought down to normal (human norm for Ichigo, shinigami norm for Aizen) to "reset" the story's power levels.
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[[folder:Card Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' has many infinite loops that can allow a player to, say, gain infinite life or deal infinite damage, and lots of rule space is devoted to making sure the game doesn't blow up when two of those loops collide. Essentially, "infinity" translates into "whatever really big but still finite number you want", so if your opponent comes along with another infinite loop later on, they can choose a number bigger than the one you chose.
** Infinite damage loops tend to end when the thing they're damaging (usually a player) runs out of whatever it is that damage depletes (life for players, loyalty for planeswalkers, or toughness for creatures), or when someone renders the damage irrelevant.
** Infinite loops that perpetuate themselves without any input from players (such as three Faceless Butcher creatures without any other creatures in play, which will repeatedly exile each other and return each other to the battlefield) which don't incrementally progress toward a win condition instead result in a draw if no player can interrupt them.
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[[folder:FanFic]]
* The author's notes for Chapter 34 of ''FanFic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality'' discusses the {{Gambit Pileup}}s in the chapter using transfinite ordinals. He concludes that [[spoiler:Quirrel]]'s plot is at least 2w+1 (that is two times infinity plus one).
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[[folder:Literature]]
* At the end of a ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' novel trilogy based on the history of the already-omnipotent being Q, he is forced to absorb the equally-powerful Calamarain to become a MoreThanInfinite composite being to fight off another omnipotent, yet insane, being; the explanation given was that depriving an omnipotent being of his grasp of reality makes him even ''more'' omnipotent, essentially meaning Q had to become MoreThanInfinite to stop a being that's ''already'' gone MoreThanInfinite. (This is not series canon, by the way).
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/KamenRiderOOO'' explains that OOO's name is an infinity symbol plus an O; thus, his true power is literally MoreThanInfinite. However, he hasn't yet reached this level.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'' has the [[http://irregularwebcomic.net/1186.html Infinity Plus One Razor.]]
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