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  • In the Marvel and DC Comics crossover JLA/Avengers, Superman says to The Mighty Thor, "Tell yourself that, Mister... Ease yourself to sleep at night while you let your world go to hell! Where I come from, though, LIVES MATTER!" When Thor tries to bring Mjölnir on his head, Superman catches the hammer, causing an astonished Thor to react, "Odin's beard! How can you...? The mightiest... mightiest in Nine Worlds cannot..." Superman retorts, "S-sorry... sorry to disappoint... but in... my world, it looks like the dials GO UP TO ELEVEN!" and crushes Thor with a roundhouse punch, knocking him out cold. This caused a LOT of controversy among comic book fans.
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  • The Casket of Ancient Winters from the Thor comics is a weird example of this. It created a winter so cold when opened that frost giants started freezing to death.
  • The Singaporean Mr. Kiasu calls himself "a 101% true-blue Singaporean".
  • In Dork Tower, anything Igor Olman does will eventually come to this.
  • Issue 27 of Transmetropolitan has one after the main characters confront a senator about his porno dealings.
  • President Rexall of Give Me Liberty is Reaganism turned Up to Eleven.
  • Doom: "I`m the man! I`m a bad man! How bad? Real bad! I'm a 12.0 on the 10.0 scale of badness!"
  • In Teen Titans Go!, issue #38 has Mad Mod panicking over the titans cranking it up to eleven.
    Mad Mod: "Oh, no! These amps only go to ten... but those lads and lassies are rockin' to eleven at least!"
    • And let's not forget issue #51.
      Cyborg: "Looks like I'm going to have to crank this all the way up to eleven..."
  • According to The Multiversity Guidebook #1, EVERYTHING is super on Earth-48. From the animals, to the plants, to the television shows. The superheroes here are of the "Fifth World" and were made to trade blows with Darkseid himself.
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  • Laff-A-Lympics: In a flashback from when Dread Baron and Dick Dastardly used to play cards together, Dread wins by having 72,468 aces.


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