This page is to talk about the different terms that will be used in this wikia to describe the characters or powers in different battles or use ability of these terms in discussion.
Short for Battlefield Removal, which refers to winning or temporarily removing enemies from the battlefields by various means such as teleportation, spatial Manipulation, pocket dimension creation,, Banishment etc..
This term is commonly referred to where someone who has superior speed feats that would right off the bat (Depending on either in character or no) would defeat their enemy with superior speed. This can be removed or applied in the Rules Section here.
This is where the character is or enters a berserk like state where they care nothing more than to defeat and/or kill their enemies without any means of holding back or regard for allies or bystanders.
This is where there are one has a misconception of one’s belief, especially in the case based on an unsound argument, there are a few examples:
- Ad Hominem: This is where one person argues by insulting a person instead of establishing new points.
- Straw Man: This is where one person twist’s a person’s argument into something else.
- No Limit Fallacy: Making an argument thinking that there is no way of beating a person without something specifically from their verse.
EX. "Itachi (Naruto) said that no one without a Mangekyou Sharingan can defeat him. Therefore he can beat all of DC, Marvel, DBZ, and Tenchi Muyo."
This is for video game characters who have specific abilities in game that effects gameplay rather than in lore or in cinematic moments, which would make it not an actual ability that they have. Example, a game based on real world settings and the MC can get shot by bullets several times and still fight like nothing happened is considered GM. But this only applies if the game doesn’t have lore in gameplay as well.
This refers to when someone makes a statement in verse that is not meant to be taken seriously or exaggerated unless presented in a way that would be viable to the verse.
- Itachi's Amaterasu being as hot as the sun in Naruto.
- Sengoku claiming that Whitebeard could destroy the world in One Piece.
- Yu Yu Hakusho characters claiming that they are capable of destroying the planet.
- Juggernaut being unstoppable (although against most opponents in general, he might as well be).
This is for where characters from a fictional world are acting exactly how their canon personalities are like which makes them however they are like on the battlefield.
This is for means of which the user with certain abilities has the means of stopping their enemies or rendering them no longer able to fight. This would include sealing, paralysis, time stop, sleep inducement, etc..
This is for users who have current information regarding their enemies which would lead to Preparation to fight them without underestimating them.
This is where users are able to accomplish multiple tasks at once, this would usually coincide with Prep-Timing unless proven.
This refers to a very tricky term used for in verses that says that they are certain times stronger. But this should not be used rather carelessly, example, when a person says “I am 5 times stronger than you!” But then loses, that would be Hyperbolic, but if a person makes a times something to a Well known feat, then that is worth a discussion. And even through halving one's power if consistent enough should get the scaling, and maybe if the multiplier is small.
- Demon King (Nanatsu no Taizai): The Demon King's power is halved when he gifted his Ten Commandments his decrees.
The term that is used here is when someone defeats someone else with "only" one attack, meaning that if the person used other offensive attacks before on the other person that would not qualify in this cause.
- Acnologia (Fairy Tail): He defeated God Serena with only one attack while blitzing him.
Out of Character
This is for where characters are not acting like their in canon verse selves and are doing their own thing in how to win the battle.
This refers to a feat that is really out of place or does not fit into a path of consistency with the rest of the verse, unless there is some scaling system going on in verse.
This is along the lines of users having abilities that requires preparation time or that they have prepared for battle before it even begins giving them advantages. Usually unusable in battle, unless they show Multi-Tasking.
Plot Induced Stupidity
Or PIS refers to when something happened that is entirely out of the ordinary or never happened before or something doesn't happen when it should without any explanation or result that would be considered this case. This is usually based on applications of certain powers and skills.
However, When it comes to the case whether to discussions, this can be determined if a certain character that is being discussed would or would not have certain powers or abilities based on PIS.
If said character is under PIS without any explanation as to why or how but was quickly rectified in a short amount of time, this is would be applicable to have powers applied to them.
However if said character is under PIS without any explanation as to why or how but was not shown to be shown to use them at all/again/never either until the character's last appearance or even after the series ends, then it would not apply for any reason.
Or if one can come up with a reason as to why a certain power cannot or did not get used when the verse does not provide an explanation as to why.
Powerscaling refers to a method of inductive reasoning used to determine the strength of various fictional characters/entities. This method can assign levels of power to a character who has demonstrated few, or even no actual Feats. Powerscaling is based on hierarchical logic, narrative statements, and word - of - mouth, and sometimes "Transitive Property". As such, it may, be wrong and unreliable.
Sometimes, powerscaling usually falls into the realm of speculation. While it can sometimes give you a general idea of the power of a character, it is not always reliable as concrete evidence in a debate.
This refers to characters, units or vehicles that scales to a certain feat, either calculated, interacted with or inverse solid statement that is not exaggerating and involves certain people.
Statements are based on inverse phrases or quotes that dictates a character or feat's quality or quantity, for example:
"This person is considered invincible in all the world"
This can mean quite a lot of things, either:
- The person has an ability that makes him invincible or unable to be harmed.
- The person is so powerful that they can tank ridiculous amount of damage and keep going
- Or this could be just some form or hyperbole or No Limits Fallacy which makes it both irritating or difficult to discuss.
A character CAN be upgraded by word of mouth alone. You just have to double check to see by how much, as well as:
- If the source of the statement is reliable?
- If the statement conflicts with the story or feats of the character?
- If the statement is only valid in the context of its setting, or if it holds up in comparison with other settings?
Suicide Moves are tricky as well, usually they would not scale to other characters as it kills both or one people. Unless it is part of a set of powers that are defined by levels of strength that are not defined by just attack powers but any power in a system, or if you can prove it scales otherwise.
Another way that Suicide Moves do not scale is if the user happens to use something outside their abilities in general.
This is a common concept where for example if a = b, and b = c, then a = c, thought this can be applied via Scaling, but it should be take with extreme precaution to avoid hyperbole or inflation of stats.