By Trodorne 7 Comments
Strength; for many it could me strength of character, for the general definition it would roughly mean how much they could lift. In terms of comics it works for both. but since we are not measuring a characters charisma we are focusing merely on the brute force alone. For the sake of this we are only having 10 class levels to keep it fairly simple. These classes are generic and can be applied any character.
Some or many comic book or other fictional characters may have inconsistencies in their strengths, this rating system is a matter of opinion and option for people to seperate characters into their weight. this does not reflect on durability or how much they can take in terms of physical punishment.
|1||Below Average||Unable to lift more than half of their own weight for 10 seconds before being heavily strained.|
|2||Average||The standard in which they can lift up to their own weight for 10 seconds before being heavily strained.|
|3||Peak||Able to lift up to 700 pounds for 10 seconds before being heavily strained.|
|4||Super||Able to lift up to 500 metric tons for 10 seconds before being heavily strained.|
|5||Class 2 Super||Able to lift up to 500,000 metric tons for 10 seconds before being heavily strained.|
|6||Demi God||Able to lift up to 500 million metric tons for 10 seconds before being heavily strained.|
|7||World Breaker||Able to lift up to 1 quadrillion metric tons for 10 seconds before becoming heavily strained, focused strength could shatter an earth class planet.|
|8||Super World Breaker||Can lift and move up to 70 quintillion metric tons for 10 seconds before becoming strained, Can shatter a Jupiter class planet with focused strength.|
|9||Godly||Can lift and move up to 6.6 Sextillion metric tons for 10 seconds before becoming heavily strained.|
|10||Limitless||There is no determined maximum weight that can be lifted usually based on dependencies.|
While it does vary for certain super class characters this is mostly due to variables that are means to increasing some of their strength. (Eg: Superman requires yellow or blue sunlight in order to increase his strength dramatically, Hulk has a relaxed base of 100 tons easily; but almost has not limit to his strength since he gets stronger the more mad her gets.)
Also it does help to take into account any items that would be adding to a characters strength. (Eg: Megingjord is Thor's enchanted belt that already doubles his immense strength, same with He-man and his Kordite battle harness which increases his strength by 10 fold.)
There are very rarely anyone who is in the class 1 strength category but its enough to have it there as a point of reference. usually a character who relies heavily on magic, speed or mental powers often does not need strength.
Class 2 covers pretty much the average humanoid character that lives but does not work out or does any outstanding physical activity that would warrant a stronger physique. So for most this is a guideline of where people with no powers would often sit.
Class 3 is often the section of characters who have undergone training of the body in order to lift more than themselves. just in case someone bigger might be coming along. this is often based on the persons weight because there are characters who are large in size but do not work out to set a standard number on them would be unfair in the situation. Often those like Batman who train themselves would fall under this category.
Beyond peak levels are pretty self explanatory as you start getting into the realm of supers and gods. so hopefully this section has illuminated you on fictional strengths and how to best judge them. especially for battles.