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I deleted the bit in the description saying "it's literally beyond the impossible," because what does "beyond the impossible" strictly speaking even mean? What this trope now means is literally speaking just "impossible" or just "beyond the possible".
If someone managed to go Beyond the Impossible in Real Life, would that be Divide by Zero?
Probably, I guess.
Time, space, and the laws of the universe as we know it break down inside a black hole's event horizon. A black hole is probably the closest thing we'll ever get to this, and it involves a literal Divide by Zero
Doesn't anyone find it suspicious that a large number of examples here actually link back to Up to Eleven in the words they're using as an example of this trope?
So either they genuinely don't know the difference even though it is spelt out to them on the main page... or they're just trolling...
I'm not completely sure, but does Youtube not having a time limit anymore count? I mean, sure, 30 minute videos, that's great....but then I saw a youtube video that went for 10 hours. 10 HOURS.
That's also Up to Eleven.
On a side note, I've seen videos that are almost 75 hours.
Anime has more examples than any other. After watching the page for some months, I've noticed that it gets the most additions too. Out of curiosity does anyone have any ideas why that might be?
My guess would be because anime(and animation in general) can go over-the-top. Sure, live-action stuff can be over-the-top too, but it takes more effort to have it not look goofy. They see it and are like, "HOLY COW that was so awesome it's impossible."
On a side note, what really gets me is that some people are abusing this as some sort of general intensifier, like "oh geez the complaining is worse than the worst fandom!" or "the difficulty gets even harder!" They don't even give a crap about the redefine- they just keep using it like it was named I Am Not Making This Up, which is sad.
However, you're doing a heck of a job with cleaning up the potholes. I remember the wick count being over 6000 before. *salute*
This page is being split due to length. It has reached a size where it is in danger of causing server performance issues. See this thread for details.
To alleviate this, I split off the current content along the lines of the current folder structure. New examples should be placed in the appropriate media sub-pages.
In the process I combined the Other section into Western Animation, as its one example was related to Sponge Bob. I also combined Truth In Television and Real Life sections into one subpage.
Have we considered cutting most of these examples that really aren't Beyondthe Impossible and more Upto Eleven? We should clarify Beyond the Impossible is multiple stacks of exceeding itself, not simply a one move bump from a prior stage to a new one.
So a character, for instance, who has such poor social skills that they are a Master of the Mixed Message, regularly break the fourth wall and make snide comments about the author's writing would count as this trope, right?
Nope, that's just Up to Eleven.
How can it be? Since when was effectively breaking the fourth wall a genuinely possible thing?
It needs to be impossible by the story's rules, not genuinely.
Don't cut this. Its nowhere near as out of control as IANMTU was.
It's pretty close to being a sewage depository for anybody who thinks their favorite TV show/video game/animu is absolutely INSANE and WACKY because half the cast are horribly written Mary Sues.
I know what you mean; this and Crazy Awesome seem to be suffering massive Trope Decay because many a troper didn't do the research on the trope page.
Whatever. Then just put it in Religion and Mythology if that makes you feel better. It still counts, and the Romans weren't "surprised" at how quickly he died - they just wanted to be sure he was dead. Also, please try to remember Rule Of Cautious Editing Judgement - a lot of people feel very strongly about this.
On this, its wrong:
"About the power levels in the section for Dragon Ball Z - Goku had a Zenkai after being trashed by Vegeta, bringing him from 90,000 to Freeza's level. The whole "15,000,000" thing, as well as Freeza using 1/3 of his power against Goku, is a long-disproved myth based on a mistranslation of Daizenshu 8, as well as statements from the incorrect English dub of the filler-laden anime. The battle in the manga makes it quite clear that the Goku and Freeza break 100,000,000 by the end of the fight, and the Daizenshu itself lists them in the hundreds of millions, and this has been verified several times. If links are needed, I will provide them. "
Goku's power level while fighting Ginyu was 180,000, and after being healed he had a level of 300,000. When he took off his weights that jumped up to 3,000,000-equal to Freeza's 33% form. When Freeza went to 50%, he was 6,000,000, and when he went to full power, he was 12,000,000. Goku's Kaio-ken times 20 had a power level of 6,000,000 and his Spirit Bomb had a power of 9,000,000. His SSJ Form was 15,000,000.
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Should we add a "subjective" tag to this? And in the Real Life section: if it is actually possible, how can it be beyond the impossible at the same time?
I think that the West Side Story entry should be removed from the Film folder. Not only is it jokey, but I've heard that precise joke in a stand-up routine, which means that it's an uncredited plagiarism of a joke.
More precisely, it's a line from a Bobby Slayton routine. http://www.shortnorth.com/ICan'tBelieveCurrent.html
About 90% of the "Music" section is entirely subjective garbage amounting to "my favorite band is sooooooooo awesome" and should probably be deleted.
.... Then delete it?
I don't think the picture describe the trope very well.
Agreed. To someone only vaguely familiar with Dragonball it's a guy in gold shouting. Yeah.
Yea, this pic is more Up to Eleven if anything.
The above conversation was talking about the old picture.
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How well does it match the trope?