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Elfive not sure this one's actually a skull, but w/e from London
not sure this one's actually a skull, but w/e
Oct 17th 2018 at 4:32:18 AM

Hey, maybe he'll try the night thing and then get hit with the memory whammy.

I stopped worrying about strange men on the internet around the time I became one.
alekos23 Spook from Spook
Spook
Oct 22nd 2018 at 4:38:09 AM

Chapter out.

Power levels don't matter, honest!

Except when they do!

Spoooooook
Shlugo_the_great King of Burgers Relationship Status: Tsundere'ing
King of Burgers
Oct 22nd 2018 at 9:01:57 AM

Wow. So Strong. Much powerlevels.

Those two are far above the likes of Ten Commandments."

Okay, but why some two random asshats are much stronger than people who Demon King personally chosen to give pieces of his power to. What's even the point of Ten Commandments if some random guys are so much better than them?

The power level inflation is just out of control.

Edited by Shlugo_the_great on Oct 22nd 2018 at 6:25:02 PM

Come and get your burgers!
Oct 22nd 2018 at 9:10:17 AM

So why is Merlin even there? She was never actually that impressive.

Also, I can get these two being stronger than the Ten Commandments. They give off a kind of 'royal guard/retired vet' feeling, but 150k+ is a little excessive of a jump. And then Rudy here is over 200k, sure, whatever you say. Also, like, we already know how strong Zeldoris was. It wasn't that impressive. These numbers don't mean anything.

slimcoder Never compromise. Not even in the face of Armage
Never compromise. Not even in the face of Armage
Oct 22nd 2018 at 9:15:11 AM

Power Levels were a mistake.

Not just in general, it really was a gigantic mistake to put them in this series.

They add absolutely nothing & are nothing more than a detriment & a burden on this series.

[up] Well the narrative loves her, thatís why.

Edited by slimcoder on Oct 22nd 2018 at 9:15:35 AM

Oct 22nd 2018 at 9:26:09 AM

It's not like I hate her, but she totally undermines the power levels meaning anything when hers was like 5k.

Shlugo_the_great King of Burgers Relationship Status: Tsundere'ing
King of Burgers
Oct 22nd 2018 at 9:33:18 AM

So why is Merlin even there? She was never actually that impressive.

Everyone getting nonsensical power ups, why not her.

Also, I'm kinda bitter than the two glorified babysitters are getting much better treatment than the Ten Commandments. What a waste.

This series really got worse with every arc.

Edited by Shlugo_the_great on Oct 22nd 2018 at 6:38:06 PM

Come and get your burgers!
M84 'Til all are one from Our little blue planet Relationship Status: Chocolate!
'Til all are one
Oct 22nd 2018 at 9:34:22 AM

Heck, even the series that codified Power Levels, Dragonball Z, never really took it seriously. The whole point of the Power Levels were that they were an unreliable way to gauge an opponent's ability.

Disgusted, but not surprised
slimcoder Never compromise. Not even in the face of Armage
Never compromise. Not even in the face of Armage
Oct 22nd 2018 at 9:36:45 AM

I'm gonna assume Merlin sciencied her way to closing the gap or something.

That part of her always made me ambivalent since it reminds me of Mayuri & how he'd always bullshit his way out of every problem just by saying "SCIENCE!"

[up] Its rather amusing how this series apparently never got that memo.

Edited by slimcoder on Oct 22nd 2018 at 9:38:51 AM

Oct 22nd 2018 at 9:46:00 AM

Power levels were pretty much always a good indication of power in DBZ, though. Like the characters hid what theirs was but in the end the bigger number was the one that won like 99% of the time.

Slim: Yeah, I know. I was thinking of a good character to compare her to and I was thinking of some version of Batman. The kind that brings out meteor repellent spray or something ridiculous like that.

slimcoder Never compromise. Not even in the face of Armage
Never compromise. Not even in the face of Armage
Oct 22nd 2018 at 10:05:14 AM

[up] Yeah that's also a good example.

Merlin's archetype is tricky since more often than not they'll constantly pull shit outta their ass & then justify it all by saying "Oh its cause of my research & planning."

Again Mayuri "Replace all my organs with dummy organs & fill Nemu with every kind of poison imaginable" Kurostuchi is a perfect example of how bullshit the archetype can get.

Aquaconda Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
Oct 22nd 2018 at 10:11:11 AM

Why aren't the demons using the night? Doesn't it make them stronger?

Elfive not sure this one's actually a skull, but w/e from London
not sure this one's actually a skull, but w/e
Oct 22nd 2018 at 11:37:56 AM

Powerlevels in DBZ got vague, towards the end. Rather than actual numbers they'd just look at the new guy and go "wow, that's a lot."

I stopped worrying about strange men on the internet around the time I became one.
Envyus Dark Hero from Behind you Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Dark Hero
Oct 22nd 2018 at 11:43:42 AM

Both Cussack and Chandler are twice as strong as Zeldoris.

And Rudeciel is more then twice as strong as the other two arc angels. Who were around 80k each.

Axel on Stage I am also known as Saya1
VeryMelon SUPER SOMETHING ELSE
SUPER SOMETHING ELSE
Oct 22nd 2018 at 11:46:49 AM

I thought it was a good idea to break powers levels down into the sum total of 3 different stats, because the main reason numerical power levels don't work out is that you don't know what the numbers are supposed to mean. That's still a problem here, because the higher numbers still don't have any indications of someone's capabilities, but it was a good try.

Oct 22nd 2018 at 11:48:20 AM

These absurd power levels make Gowther's plan, and the reaction to it make even less sense.

Both Cusack and Chandler are much stronger than Meliodas was in his "Assault Mode". And Ludociel is far stronger than them so.... what?

Like, I understand there's probably a "Meliodas is young, and at his full potential is much stronger than all of them" but still.

Heck, even the series that codified Power Levels, Dragonball Z, never really took it seriously. The whole point of the Power Levels were that they were an unreliable way to gauge an opponent's ability.

That's a thing people say a lot but it's not actually true.

Edited by LSBK on Oct 22nd 2018 at 1:49:03 PM

alekos23 Spook from Spook
Spook
Oct 22nd 2018 at 11:48:32 AM

reminder that a mere 5-10k difference was enough for a curbstomp before. tongue

Spoooooook
Oct 22nd 2018 at 11:52:11 AM

And they still never really established how Merlin apparently got so much stronger.

Envyus Dark Hero from Behind you Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Dark Hero
Oct 22nd 2018 at 12:02:48 PM

I don't think she ever did. There is nothing to indicate she powered up for the Greyroad fight or for here.

Like I think Power Level just does not matter to her cause she uses weird magic instead.

Axel on Stage I am also known as Saya1
alekos23 Spook from Spook
Spook
Oct 22nd 2018 at 12:11:13 PM

her magic just makes her spells last forever doesn't it

her Mana/Magic/Power stat is still kinda crap compared to everyone else.

Spoooooook
slimcoder Never compromise. Not even in the face of Armage
Never compromise. Not even in the face of Armage
Oct 22nd 2018 at 12:13:34 PM

Something about infinity & she can learn anything & whatever nonsense.

Oct 22nd 2018 at 12:23:15 PM

Infinity magic didn't help her against Galand; she was very clearly panicked and afterwards said that all of the Seven Deadly Sins, herself included, needed to get stronger.

Going "weird magic" doesn't fix anything.

Edited by LSBK on Oct 22nd 2018 at 2:23:57 PM

Oct 22nd 2018 at 12:24:03 PM

They can handwave it as now she had time to study them, etc.

alekos23 Spook from Spook
Spook
Oct 22nd 2018 at 12:28:50 PM

woooooo special time chamber magic she only used on herself cause she's ageless woooooo

Spoooooook
HandsomeRob Return of the Gangsta Bear! from Moopet Theatre Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Return of the Gangsta Bear!

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