#1 Posted by ArtsyGal (125 posts) - - Show Bio

What exactly is powerscaling when it comes to the powers of fictional characters?

#2 Posted by Mattersuit (4270 posts) - - Show Bio

Putting characters in a scale depending on their power level.

Often cannot accurately predict the outcome of fights.

#3 Posted by uberhikari (2459 posts) - - Show Bio

@Mattersuit: I'm not quite sure what you're saying. My understanding of powerscaling is trying to determine a characters power (stregnth, speed, etc.) by comparing them to other characters. For example, Frieza is a confirmed planet buster, and even though we've never seen Goku bust a planet he beat Frieza. Therefore, via powerscaling we can say that Goku is also a planet buster. Powerscaling works based on the mathematical relationship known as transivity: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transitive_relation

For example, Jim is taller than John, John is taller than Tim, therefore, Jim is taller than Tim.

#4 Posted by soduh2 (865 posts) - - Show Bio

@uberhikari said:

@Mattersuit: I'm not quite sure what you're saying. My understanding of powerscaling is trying to determine a characters power (stregnth, speed, etc.) by comparing them to other characters. For example, Frieza is a confirmed planet buster, and even though we've never seen Goku bust a planet he beat Frieza. Therefore, via powerscaling we can say that Goku is also a planet buster. Powerscaling works based on the mathematical relationship known as transivity: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transitive_relation

For example, Jim is taller than John, John is taller than Tim, therefore, Jim is taller than Tim.

That pretty much hits the nail on the head.

#5 Posted by BlackWind (5527 posts) - - Show Bio

@uberhikari said:

@Mattersuit: I'm not quite sure what you're saying. My understanding of powerscaling is trying to determine a characters power (stregnth, speed, etc.) by comparing them to other characters. For example, Frieza is a confirmed planet buster, and even though we've never seen Goku bust a planet he beat Frieza. Therefore, via powerscaling we can say that Goku is also a planet buster. Powerscaling works based on the mathematical relationship known as transivity: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transitive_relation

For example, Jim is taller than John, John is taller than Tim, therefore, Jim is taller than Tim.

This. But you hafta be logical with it and not jump too far ahead.

#6 Posted by JohnnyZ256 (2243 posts) - - Show Bio

This is not a battle.

#7 Posted by grimlock (1571 posts) - - Show Bio

@JohnnyZ256 said:

This is not a battle.

well we can call it powerscaling vs not powerscaling

#8 Posted by JohnnyZ256 (2243 posts) - - Show Bio

It still fits better in the "General Discussion" forum.