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Classifications for special powers?:
edited 5th Oct '10 8:48:17 AM by PsychoFreaX
I don't think X-Men or others can claim copyright on the classifications of power levels, since it's not central to their plots and the names are kind of obvious ones. But anyway, if you want different names, one idea I had is to think of descriptive terms for power levels, such as 'city destroyer' (someone who could destroy an entire city in an instant). If those aren't fancy enough, translate them into Latin or Greek.
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Also known as KatzYou can use letters or Greek letters if you like; other works have used them because it's a logical way of classifying things. But the real question is: Who's classifying it? If it's a modern government or military, letters or numbers are very likely. If it's, say, medieval scholars, you're more likely to get something fancier, like "minimus, minor, major, maximus" or the celestial spheres (Luna, Mercury, Venus, Sol, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Fixed Stars, Primum Mobile).
in my work, I classify all magicks by color. Red magicks are so weak that they are unnoticeable, except by a Reader. An example would be super-weak Probability Power. Yellow magicks are weak, but they are noticeable. An example would be a weak Playing with Fire ability that allows a character to burn things(but not ignite them). Blue magicks are moderate strength powers, like Mind Control that can be fought. White magicks are strong, like a Dishing Out Dirt power that allows a character to create fissures in the ground. Black magicks are very strong, allowing a character with Making a Splash powers to freeze an entire ocean.
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An accurate depictionName them after different orders of angels. Seraphim, Cherubim, Thrones, etc. Obligatory link.
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