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* ''Literature/TheJenkinsverse'': Temperate planets are ranked on a scale of 1 to 10. A class 1 planet is basically Eden; literally anything in the galaxy can survive there buck-naked with no trouble. A class 10 planet is a DeathWorld, with dangerous weather and worse wildlife. Earth is a class 12. The only worse planet in the Milky Way is Nightmare, a class 13, and there is some argument on that classification. While Nightmare is worse in most ways, it's a SingleBiomePlanet, so once you've figured out how to survive at one spot you can survive anywhere. Earth has many different biomes, all with many different ways to kill you.

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* Almost all of the abilities and superpowers in the ''Literature/{{Suggsverse}}'' [[{{Understatement}} are scaled up higher than this.]]

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* Creator/MarkZDanielewski's book series ''Literature/TheFamiliar'' is this to his debut novel ''Literature/HouseOfLeaves''. ''House of Leaves'' was known for its extensive use of UnconventionalFormatting, text being printed in four colors, use of foreign language, and for having two narrators [[note]]To simplify it; but let's only consider Johnny and Zampano the narrators[[/note]] and several layers through which the story comes to the reader. In ''The Familiar'' all of this is taken up to eleven. It has ''nine'' narrators that each have their own font, page layout and color code; even more of LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters; features much more colors and has a lot of photo collages throughout; and it features a lot more foreign language - including Chinese and Arabic - most of which isn't translated. Oh and ''House of Leaves'' was already considered a Doorstopper being 709 pages, but ''each'' volume of ''The Familiar'' is 880 pages - and printed on thick paper so it's a hefty 3.6 pounds - and ''there are to be 27 books in the series''. Making it a case of actually taking it [[IncrediblyLamePun Up to Twenty-Seven]].



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* In ''Literature/TheBible''. King Saul offers the worst variation of TwentyBearAsses quest in human history: "Sure, David, you can marry my daughter, just bring me a hundred [[GroinAttack Philistine foreskins]]." Worst. Quest. Ever. At least the drop rate is 100%. Even worse, David apparently got caught up in the "farming" and brought in ''[[UpToEleven two hundred]]'', thus proving that LevelGrinding and CollectionSidequest (not to mention BraggingRightsReward!) are indeed OlderThanFeudalism.


* Literature/ASymphonyOfEternity is Literature/{{Flashman}} meets Literature/{{Discworld}} and LegendOfGalacticHeroes. A SpaceOpera set in a universe that uses [[{{Magitek}} magic instead of technology]] and ramping up the conflict to a [[UpToEleven Galactic Scale]]. Oh, it also has a [[UpToEleven Deathstar with two energy beams and mention that their dozens of other such stations all around the galaxy]]
** Oh, and their ideea of a minor and tertiary conflict: An interstella war involving hundreds of thousands of ships, millions of soldiers, [[AMillionIsAStatistic and hundreds of millions of civilian and military deaths!]]


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* Literature/ASymphonyOfEternity is Literature/{{Flashman}} meets Literature/{{Discworld}} and LegendOfGalacticHeroes. A SpaceOpera set in a universe that uses [[{{Magitek}} magic instead of technology]] and ramping up the conflict to a [[UpToEleven Galactic Scale]]. Oh, it also has a [[UpToEleven Deathstar with two energy beams and mention that their dozens of other such stations all around the galaxy]]
** Oh, and their ideea of a minor and tertiary conflict: An interstella war involving hundreds of thousands of ships, millions of soldiers, [[AMillionIsAStatistic and hundreds of millions of civilian and military deaths!]]


* ''[[Literature/DuneMessiah]]'': Alia Atreides engages in a sparring match with a mechanical swordsman, which gets faster, and creates more lights (which reflect off its prismatic body to distract its opponent) every time it is struck. It's noted that the greatest swordsmen in the universe can strike it seven times before it becomes too fast to safely continue. Alia manages to strike it eleven times, before Paul stops her. (This book was published in 1969, which makes Up To Eleven OlderThanTheyThink.) And ''he'' does it by throwing his knife, striking a one millimetre diameter switch. What makes this even more impressive (up to twelve, anyone?) is that the mechanism is protected by a shield whose resistance varies directly as the speed of the impacting object - more than about nine centimetres per second and the thing won't penetrate at all.

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* ''[[Literature/DuneMessiah]]'': ''Literature/DuneMessiah'': Alia Atreides engages in a sparring match with a mechanical swordsman, which gets faster, and creates more lights (which reflect off its prismatic body to distract its opponent) every time it is struck. It's noted that the greatest swordsmen in the universe can strike it seven times before it becomes too fast to safely continue. Alia manages to strike it eleven times, before Paul stops her. (This book was published in 1969, which makes Up To Eleven OlderThanTheyThink.) And ''he'' does it by throwing his knife, striking a one millimetre diameter switch. What makes this even more impressive (up to twelve, anyone?) is that the mechanism is protected by a shield whose resistance varies directly as the speed of the impacting object - more than about nine centimetres per second and the thing won't penetrate at all.




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* In ''Literature/{{Dinotopia}}'' Sunstones are said to have a Moh's Hardness of 11. A scale that IRL only goes up to 10 (diamond).

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* Literature/ASymphonyOfEternity is Literature/{{Flashman}} meets Literature/{{Discworld}} and LegendOfGalacticHeroes. A SpaceOpera set in a universe that uses [[{{Magitek}} magic instead of technology]] and ramping up the conflict to a [[UpToEleven Galactic Scale]]. Oh, it also has a [[UpToEleven Deathstar with two energy beams and mention that their dozens of other such stations all around the galaxy]]
** Oh, and their ideea of a minor and tertiary conflict: An interstella war involving hundreds of thousands of ships, millions of soldiers, [[AMillionIsAStatistic and hundreds of millions of civilian and military deaths!]]


** Happens to Sith too. Palpatine in ''DarkEmpire'' goes {{body surf}}ing and rips the fabric of space-time itself, resulting in a VillainousRROD. (He gets better due to said body surfing.)

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** Happens to Sith too. Palpatine in ''DarkEmpire'' ''ComicBook/DarkEmpire'' goes {{body surf}}ing and rips the fabric of space-time itself, resulting in a VillainousRROD. (He gets better due to said body surfing.)


* ''[[Literature/{{Dune}} Dune Messiah]]'': Alia Atreides engages in a sparring match with a mechanical swordsman, which gets faster, and creates more lights (which reflect off its prismatic body to distract its opponent) every time it is struck. It's noted that the greatest swordsmen in the universe can strike it seven times before it becomes too fast to safely continue. Alia manages to strike it eleven times, before Paul stops her. (This book was published in 1969, which makes Up To Eleven OlderThanTheyThink.) And ''he'' does it by throwing his knife, striking a one millimetre diameter switch. What makes this even more impressive (up to twelve, anyone?) is that the mechanism is protected by a shield whose resistance varies directly as the speed of the impacting object - more than about nine centimetres per second and the thing won't penetrate at all.

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* ''[[Literature/{{Dune}} Dune Messiah]]'': ''[[Literature/DuneMessiah]]'': Alia Atreides engages in a sparring match with a mechanical swordsman, which gets faster, and creates more lights (which reflect off its prismatic body to distract its opponent) every time it is struck. It's noted that the greatest swordsmen in the universe can strike it seven times before it becomes too fast to safely continue. Alia manages to strike it eleven times, before Paul stops her. (This book was published in 1969, which makes Up To Eleven OlderThanTheyThink.) And ''he'' does it by throwing his knife, striking a one millimetre diameter switch. What makes this even more impressive (up to twelve, anyone?) is that the mechanism is protected by a shield whose resistance varies directly as the speed of the impacting object - more than about nine centimetres per second and the thing won't penetrate at all.



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* ''Literature/AgathaHAndTheVoiceOfTheCastle'' (a ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' novel): Sparks cause a deep and instinctual fear/loyalty in non-Sparks, especially when they are fully within the MadnessPlace. Sparks, however, are excited or even aroused by this behavior. When [[spoiler:Agatha drinks the Dyne water and begins to ascend]], ''every other Spark in the room tries to run for their lives''.


* ''[[Literature/{{Dune}} Dune Messiah]]'': Alia Atreides engages in a sparring match with a mechanical swordsman, which gets faster, and creates more lights (which reflect off its prismatic body to distract its opponent) every time it is struck. It's noted that the greatest swordsmen in the universe can strike it seven times before it becomes too fast to safely continue. Alia manages to strike it eleven times, before Paul stops her. (This book was published in 1969, which makes Up To Eleven OlderThanTheyThink.)

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* ''[[Literature/{{Dune}} Dune Messiah]]'': Alia Atreides engages in a sparring match with a mechanical swordsman, which gets faster, and creates more lights (which reflect off its prismatic body to distract its opponent) every time it is struck. It's noted that the greatest swordsmen in the universe can strike it seven times before it becomes too fast to safely continue. Alia manages to strike it eleven times, before Paul stops her. (This book was published in 1969, which makes Up To Eleven OlderThanTheyThink.)) And ''he'' does it by throwing his knife, striking a one millimetre diameter switch. What makes this even more impressive (up to twelve, anyone?) is that the mechanism is protected by a shield whose resistance varies directly as the speed of the impacting object - more than about nine centimetres per second and the thing won't penetrate at all.


* JRRTolkien's ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''. The books contain Up to Eleven appendices, nomenclatures, maps and histories well beyond the original story.

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* JRRTolkien's Creator/JRRTolkien's ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''. The books contain Up to Eleven appendices, nomenclatures, maps and histories well beyond the original story.


* JRRTolkien's ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''. The books contain UpToEleven appendices, nomenclatures, maps and histories well beyond the original story.

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* JRRTolkien's ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''. The books contain UpToEleven Up to Eleven appendices, nomenclatures, maps and histories well beyond the original story.



* A character in ''Sewer, Gas and Electric'' goes Up To Eleven in both lavish extravagance and in attempts to impress one's date with one's wealth, investing $10,000 in a top-of-the-line ''pack of condoms''.

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* A character in ''Sewer, Gas and Electric'' ''Literature/SewerGasAndElectric'' goes Up To to Eleven in both lavish extravagance and in attempts to impress one's date with one's wealth, investing $10,000 in a top-of-the-line ''pack of condoms''.



* MatthewReilly bypasses eleven in his books and goes straight to ''sixteen''. One example: the heroes are in a truck and being chased in a tunnel barely wide enough to hold a car. The solution to get rid of the bad guys? Call in a plane, have it fire a missile down the tunnel, and drive the truck hard against the wall so that the wheels on one side ride up the wall, allowing the missile to shoot ''below'' the truck and kill the bad guys. This is one of the ''less'' extreme examples.

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* MatthewReilly Creator/MatthewReilly bypasses eleven in his books and goes straight to ''sixteen''. One example: the heroes are in a truck and being chased in a tunnel barely wide enough to hold a car. The solution to get rid of the bad guys? Call in a plane, have it fire a missile down the tunnel, and drive the truck hard against the wall so that the wheels on one side ride up the wall, allowing the missile to shoot ''below'' the truck and kill the bad guys. This is one of the ''less'' extreme examples.



** Even the Jedi who have innate mechanisms to ''prevent'' them from being taken UpToEleven, such as Corran Horn (He can't use psychokinesis, but [[MagikarpPower get him enough energy, and it doesn't matter]].), are taken Up To Eleven, when Corran projects an image of himself as a {{kaiju}} giant. [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Force, make my Jedi...grow!]]

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** Even the Jedi who have innate mechanisms to ''prevent'' them from being taken UpToEleven, Up to Eleven, such as Corran Horn (He can't use psychokinesis, but [[MagikarpPower get him enough energy, and it doesn't matter]].), are taken Up To Eleven, when Corran projects an image of himself as a {{kaiju}} giant. [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Force, make my Jedi...grow!]]



* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', during the Finale of ''Changes'', this trope is invoked by the narrator when he describes Molly, his apprentice, ramping the battle's chaos UpToEleven with what he calls her One Woman Rave spell. Thomas goes into DanceBattler mode in response with a falcata and an automatic.
** The gamebook for the RPG takes this trope...well, one step further. The book describes evil wizards as having arrogance turned UpToEleven, and Harry's margin notes remark that it should be thirteen. This is followed by Will and Harry re-creating the ''Spinal Tap'' scene with altered dialog.

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* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', during the Finale of ''Changes'', this trope is invoked by the narrator when he describes Molly, his apprentice, ramping the battle's chaos UpToEleven Up to Eleven with what he calls her One Woman Rave spell. Thomas goes into DanceBattler mode in response with a falcata and an automatic.
** The gamebook for the RPG takes this trope...well, one step further. The book describes evil wizards as having arrogance turned UpToEleven, Up to Eleven, and Harry's margin notes remark that it should be thirteen. This is followed by Will and Harry re-creating the ''Spinal Tap'' scene with altered dialog.


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* JRRTolkien's TheLordOfTheRings. The books contain UpToEleven appendices, nomenclatures, maps and histories well beyond the original story.

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* JRRTolkien's TheLordOfTheRings.''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''. The books contain UpToEleven appendices, nomenclatures, maps and histories well beyond the original story.

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* JRRTolkien's TheLordOfTheRings. The books contain UpToEleven appendices, nomenclatures, maps and histories well beyond the original story.

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