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Up To Eleven:
has a spinoff question and answer column called "What If", in which various hypotheticals are pondered. For example: XKCD What would happen if a hair dryer with continuous power was turned on and put in an airtight 1x1x1 meter box? The Guy in a Hat (and the Cat Who Steps on Keyboards) would go on to be recurring characters that introduce increasingly absurd scenarios.
Normal person: Why not make 10 louder and make 10 the highest?
Engineer: But Eleven doesn't have any units. It's an arbitrary scale mapping outputs—
Smart Engineer: For $2,000 I'll build you one that goes to 12.
: Fighter came up with sword-chucks to make a better weapon than nun-chucks. Everyone around him realised this was 8-Bit Theater Cool but Stupid.
In , Dr. McNinja one-upped the sword-chucks one with The Adventures of Dr. McNinja .
chainsaw-chucks And then Red Mage taught Fighter the Glorious Chainsaw Method.
: For a sweet little Catholic girl, Carrie sure can Everyday Heroes rock ...
This comic. Look at the poster between Marten and Hannelore in panels two through four.
Questionable Content gives us Brolove. Blip Here, it goes to level 8, and here it is up to 11.
And now has brought us the Girl Genius Super Serum Movit #11 - the extra strong version.
Subversion: Movit #6 is the maximum any average schmuck should take, and the highest Violetta told Tarvek they went so he wouldn't be tempted. #7-#11 are all too potent for anyone who isn't a fully trained smoke knight to be messing with. On top of that, even the lower numbers are something they reserve for emergencies; so really, what you should be impressed by isn't that there's a Movit #11, but what sort of emergency would be serious enough to prompt the knight to reach for it.
subverts this trope Wondermark here: it's cranked up to eleven, but the scale goes up to 43.
: Vexxarr Up to eleven was mentioned.
The entire story of takes it up to eleven, then goes up to eleven from Homestuck there, repeatedly, all the while never taking it back down. Quoth Andrew Hussie on the matter:
"There was only one sure thing I knew when starting HS. That was that this thing would go batshit insane in ways I couldn't begin to imagine. In fact, it was practically the mission statement."
While on the subject of , the final fight with MS Paint Adventures Demon Mobster Kingpin in had this in spades, but none more ludicrous than the health bar. The first phase had one health bar, and the second had two bars with added regeneration. The third phase, naturally, had three bars and faster regeneration...and then when those were taken off, Problem Sleuth DMK decided to spite the heroes by growing a stack of life bars that flew off the screen, burrowed into the surface of the Earth, and broke through into hell. All with instantaneous regeneration, so any bar had to be popped off on the spot to count. The readers took it well.
sometimes does this:
Schlock Mercenary Kevyn
you've already been flipped out of the frying pan and into the fire, what do you call it when you get flipped again into something even worse?
Ennesby: I don't know. I'm reindexing "frying pan" for a higher baseline, though.