#1 Posted by ArtsyGal (125 posts) - -

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

#2 Posted by Mattersuit (4265 posts) - -

Putting characters in a scale depending on their power level.

Often cannot accurately predict the outcome of fights.

#3 Posted by uberhikari (1790 posts) - -

@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 (853 posts) - -

@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 (3733 posts) - -

@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.

#6 Posted by JohnnyZ256 (1404 posts) - -

This is not a battle.

#7 Posted by grimlock (1571 posts) - -

@JohnnyZ256 said:

This is not a battle.

well we can call it powerscaling vs not powerscaling

#8 Posted by JohnnyZ256 (1404 posts) - -

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