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[Sonic is getting his butt handed to him by Infinite]
Sonic: Tails! I need to know what's going on with this guy!
Tails: I'm trying, Sonic, but these readings are all messed up! They don't make any sense!

Nappa: Vegeta! What does the Scouter say about his Power Level?
Vegeta: [takes the Scouter off and crushes it] It's over 9000!
Nappa: What?! 9000?! There's no way that can be right! Can it?!

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Nappa: Vegeta! What does the Scouter say about his Power Level?
Vegeta: [takes the Scouter off and crushes it] It's over 8,000!
Nappa: 8,000?! C'mon, that can't be right! It must be broken or something!

Shcherbina: Comrade General Secretary, I can assure you that Professor Legasov is mistaken. Bryukhanov reports that the reactor core is intact. And as for the radiation...
Legasov: Yes, 3.6 roentgen, which, by the way, is not the equivalent of one chest X-ray, but rather four hundred chest X-rays. That number's been bothering me for a different reason, though. It's also the maximum reading on low-limit dosimeters; they gave us the number they had. I think the true number is much, much higher. If I'm right, this fireman was holding the equivalent of four million chest X-rays in his hand.

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We do not know how high the power went; we only know the final reading. Reactor 4, designed to operate at 3200MW, went beyond 33,000.
Valery Legasov, Chernobyl
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