what the fuck is a "power level"

like in dbz it's an actual number but people use the term for other things and it's extremely vague

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  • stays mainly on the Jane
    just like, how powerful a character is in relation to other characters

    you haven't lived until you've seen a Touhou power level argument
  • image Wee yea erra chs hymmnos mea.
    Which is silly, because everyone knows the most powerful Touhou is Kikuri.
  • edited 2018-02-08 17:50:34
    Now we discuss classic cartoon power levels and get into dumb argumentsiz about who can beat who in a fight. :p
  • the level of power you have
  • My dreams exceed my real life
    Anonus said:

    like in dbz it's an actual number but people use the term for other things and it's extremely vague

    "Power level" is a term used elsewhere for nerdy arguments about which character would win in a fight

    Also nazis use "hiding your power level" to mean "pretending to be less far-right than you are" because everything sucks and is awful
  • I've learned to tolerate drama...except on the boat
    I thought "hiding your power level" meant pretending not to be a nerd?
  • edited 2018-02-08 17:55:07
    Best Jeannest
    It's both, or kinda could be anyway, although that definition has fallen out more and more in favor of Odra's definition for uh obvious reasons.
  • kill living beings
    even DBZ gives up on the concept pretty fast
  • IN THIS WORLD IT'S MILK OR BE MILKED
    how big your tittys are
  • edited 2018-02-08 18:05:02
    image Wee yea erra chs hymmnos mea.

    how big your tittys are

    As proven by the fact that the most powerful Fate characters don't have any.
  • IN THIS WORLD IT'S MILK OR BE MILKED
    you got the equation wrong there
  • Smashes down the wall and into the room

    Did somebody

    Mention

    SABER?????
  • Anonus said:

    I thought "hiding your power level" meant pretending not to be a nerd?

    it was pretending to not be a weeb, then weeb nazis started using it to mean pretending to not be a nazi also
  • kill living beings
    there are enough sabers that their power levels vary

    by which i mean their
  • Sup bitches, witches, Haters, and trolls.

    how big your tittys are

    don't be silly, that's talent
  • IN THIS WORLD IT'S MILK OR BE MILKED
    same difference
  • “His thoughts were red thoughts, and his teeth were white.”

    Anonus said:

    I thought "hiding your power level" meant pretending not to be a nerd?

    it was pretending to not be a weeb, then weeb nazis started using it to mean pretending to not be a nazi also

    Yeah, that. It can be applied to other forms of niche nerdiness but it comes from anime and manga fandom and was turned into something more sinister by the most unsavoury elements of that fandom.
  • I can all but hear the chimes
    They are long and loud and slow
    Only god and one other person know my power level
  • Your sneaky moves are right there in the grooves.

    Anonus said:

    I thought "hiding your power level" meant pretending not to be a nerd?

    it was pretending to not be a weeb, then weeb nazis started using it to mean pretending to not be a nazi also

    Yeah, that. It can be applied to other forms of niche nerdiness but it comes from anime and manga fandom and was turned into something more sinister by the most unsavoury elements of that fandom.
    4chan, right?

    I've seen bronies use "hide your power level" to mean precisely that, but only the bronies on 4chan.
  • edited 2018-02-09 07:23:14
    I can all but hear the chimes
    They are long and loud and slow
    I have been unaware of any further specification of the term, and given that I run in, very rabidly anti-nazi circles I think they would have dropped the term if it had accrued that specific association
  • extremely not so but maybe just a tad yes
    yeah it's like "hide your enthusiasm for thing" as an extension of the 4chan thing where having enthusiasm and actually enjoying things makes you an "autist"
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