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Re: The Official Unofficial Power Levels Thread

Post by thefalseprophecy » Fri Apr 17, 2015 10:16 pm

Herms wrote:The site's creator(s) are really big on inflation. They've even got a whole page explaining how big numbers are "necessary" for a "correct" understanding of the series. More than any particular number, it's the site's attitude that I find most off-putting.
I happen to dispute their idea that big numbers are "necessary" after the hyperinflation of the Freeza era because characters aren't getting near-death powerups left and right. That sort of hubris is partly why these discussions are so poorly regarded by some of the fanbase.

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Re: The Official Unofficial Power Levels Thread

Post by SSJ2FutureGohan » Fri Apr 17, 2015 10:17 pm

Herms wrote:It's supposed to be Rild's base form, where he fights evenly with base Goku, whereas Goku needed to become Super Saiyan to beat Redict. I haven't seen GT in ages so I don't know how accurate that is, but that's the site's view on things anyway.
Yeah, but Goku was far more powerful on M2.

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Speaking of GT, here's my updated list, but scaled down for the sake of comprehension:

Super Buu (ref.): 4,000
Super Saiyan 3 Gotenks (ref.): 4,800
Fantastic Gohan (ref.): 6,000
Gotenks-Buu (ref.): 8,800
Gohan-Buu (ref.): 10,000
Super Vegetto (ref.): 288,000

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Re: The Official Unofficial Power Levels Thread

Post by Herms » Fri Apr 17, 2015 11:21 pm

thefalseprophecy wrote:I happen to dispute their idea that big numbers are "necessary" after the hyperinflation of the Freeza era because characters aren't getting near-death powerups left and right. That sort of hubris is partly why these discussions are so poorly regarded by some of the fanbase.
Yeah, personally I feel like the only reason to assign specific numbers to characters is if you're trying to be precise. Of course, I also tend to think DB isn't written with that level of precision, so I think numbers are generally not that useful, but if you're going to use them it seems to me that you'd want to use them for situations like "Character A is way stronger than Character B, but not quite as strong as Character C, who's inferior to Character D, while Character E is about halfway between Characters C and D, etc". That's why I think keeping a timeline assigning specific years and sometimes even specific days of the month for the events throughout the series is worthwhile, since when you've got stuff like "A is 5 years after B, and C is 1 year later, and D is about 2 years later, and then E is another 3 years etc", it's useful to try and keep track of that all rather than just go "E is a long time after A". But with that site's BP numbers, particularly with GT, you've got lots of times where Character A is 10 or 100 times stronger than Character B, and there aren't any characters midway between them, so it's really no different than just saying "Character A is way, way stronger than Character B". The numbers don't really add anything, I feel. Of course, I'm currently trying to analysis the series in this sort of purposefully imprecise way, so I may be biased.

(To keep the timeline analogy going, while I'm a big fan of the Daizenshuu 7/Chouzenshuu 4 timeline, you could still remove all the exact dates from the first two pages and just say "all these events happened way, way before the start of the series" without losing much. While all that stuff about "100 million years ago, 75 million years ago, 5 million, 10,000, etc" is generally taken straight from the dates said in the series, they're still just a bunch of big numbers that are merely meant to sound impressive. It's not until you get to the more immediate back story and the actual events of the series that precision becomes worthwhile.)
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Re: The Official Unofficial Power Levels Thread

Post by DragonHermit » Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:07 pm

I grew up with the Frieza 12 million and Goku 14 million numbers. But looking back on it, I have to frustratingly agree that the overinflated 120 million and 140 million make much more sense.

1) Frieza said he was using 1% of his power when he just transformed into the last form

2) At 50% or around 60 million, Goku had to use Kaioken x20 just to keep up. Kaioken is pretty much just a basic multiplier.

3) Toriyama said Super Saiyan is a x50 multiplier. This was his intent and we can't argue much with it.


The SSJ2 multipliers are wrong imo. SSJ2 is NOT just SSJ1 x 2. Ascended Saiyan is at least 3 times stronger than SSJ, and SSJ2 > Ascended Saiyan.

I think SSJ2 = Grade 3 Super Saiyan in strength. Cell admitted that Grade 3 was stronger than him, but he was too slow.

When Gohan transformed, Trunks said he gained strength without losing speed. So Grade 3 had enough strength to beat Cell just not enough speed.

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Re: The Official Unofficial Power Levels Thread

Post by miguelnuva1 » Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:18 pm

DragonHermit wrote:I grew up with the Freeza 12 million and Goku 14 million numbers. But looking back on it, I have to frustratingly agree that the overinflated 120 million and 140 million make much more sense.

1) Freeza said he was using 1% of his power when he just transformed into the last form

2) At 50% or around 60 million, Goku had to use Kaioken x20 just to keep up. Kaioken is pretty much just a basic multiplier.

3) Toriyama said Super Saiyan is a x50 multiplier. This was his intent and we can't argue much with it.


The SSJ2 multipliers are wrong imo. SSJ2 is NOT just SSJ1 x 2. Ascended Saiyan is at least 3 times stronger than SSJ, and SSJ2 > Ascended Saiyan.

I think SSJ2 = Grade 3 Super Saiyan in strength. Cell admitted that Grade 3 was stronger than him, but he was too slow.

When Gohan transformed, Trunks said he gained strength without losing speed. So Grade 3 had enough strength to beat Cell just not enough speed.
Goku is 150,000,000 not 140,000,000.

Also Ascended Super Saiyan is not 3x stronger Vegeta was 3x stronger then he was against 18 at least.

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Re: The Official Unofficial Power Levels Thread

Post by Kaboom » Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:45 pm

DragonHermit wrote:I grew up with the Freeza 12 million and Goku 14 million numbers. But looking back on it, I have to frustratingly agree that the overinflated 120 million and 140 million make much more sense.
1) Freeza said he was using 1% of his power when he just transformed into the last form
2) At 50% or around 60 million, Goku had to use Kaioken x20 just to keep up. Kaioken is pretty much just a basic multiplier.
3) Toriyama said Super Saiyan is a x50 multiplier. This was his intent and we can't argue much with it.

The SSJ2 multipliers are wrong imo. SSJ2 is NOT just SSJ1 x 2. Ascended Saiyan is at least 3 times stronger than SSJ, and SSJ2 > Ascended Saiyan. I think SSJ2 = Grade 3 Super Saiyan in strength. Cell admitted that Grade 3 was stronger than him, but he was too slow.
When Gohan transformed, Trunks said he gained strength without losing speed. So Grade 3 had enough strength to beat Cell just not enough speed.
miguelnuva1 already pointed out how Goku was 150 million, not 140, as well as the "3x" thing. That's a misconception caused by some dub line, I believe (as is Freeza's 1% line.. 1% of his full power would be the "over one million" power he had in his 2nd form, not his initial power in his 4th/final form).

Grade 2 and Grade 3 have never been given official "multipliers" like the 3 main Super Saiyan forms have been. I agree with you about Super Saiyan 2 being as strong as Grade 3 though, both at around 2x Super Saiyan, while Grade 2's power would fall somewhere between that and Super Saiyan 1.

Also, keep in mind that Trunks' Grade 3 power only surpassed a suppressed version of Cell. It wasn't until the Cell Games that Cell revealed his full power, and Gohan surpassed THAT. So that'd just mean that Gohan was a lot stronger than Trunks overall.

Toriyama hasn't really expressed an "intent" when it comes to Super Saiyan's strength. He's just noted that it more or less ended up being established as 50x, even though it didn't feel that big to him while drawing.
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Re: The Official Unofficial Power Levels Thread

Post by Noah » Mon Apr 20, 2015 7:48 pm

What are the powers levels (numbers) in 2008 Jump Special?


Abo, Cado > Freeza > Tarble

Goten, Trunks > Abo, Cado

Aka > Goten, Trunks

Gotenks > Aka

SSJ Goku > Gotenks > Aka (?)
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Re: The Official Unofficial Power Levels Thread

Post by SSJ2FutureGohan » Sun Apr 26, 2015 9:03 pm

Fun idea I wanted to try: make a BP list that follows every single Daizenshuu / guidebook statement.

Here's what I have so far:

-CG Gohan = Buu saga Gohan = post-RoSaT Goten

-Kaioshin >>>>>> Piccolo

-I realize the Cell Jrs' entries are conflicting, with one saying they are equals and one saying they surpass Vegeta and Trunks, so for simplicity's sake, I'll go with Cell Jr. >= Vegeta >= Trunks

-base kids ~= #18

-Dabra being SPC tier

-if I include GT: SS3 Vegetto >= SS4 Goku

-Kibito =< Base Gohan

-post-RoSaT Gotenks > Vegeta > pre-RoSaT Gotenks (the guide doesn't give specific forms, so I'll go with Base Gotenks post > SS/2 Vegeta and have SS Gotenks above Fat Buu to fit the narrative.)

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Re: The Official Unofficial Power Levels Thread

Post by miguelnuva1 » Mon Apr 27, 2015 6:04 am

SSJ2FutureGohan wrote:Fun idea I wanted to try: make a BP list that follows every single Daizenshuu / guidebook statement.

Here's what I have so far:

-CG Gohan = Buu saga Gohan = post-RoSaT Goten

-Kaioshin >>>>>> Piccolo

-I realize the Cell Jrs' entries are conflicting, with one saying they are equals and one saying they surpass Vegeta and Trunks, so for simplicity's sake, I'll go with Cell Jr. >= Vegeta >= Trunks

-base kids ~= #18

-Dabra being SPC tier

-if I include GT: SS3 Vegetto >= SS4 Goku

-Kibito =< Base Gohan

-post-RoSaT Gotenks > Vegeta > pre-RoSaT Gotenks (the guide doesn't give specific forms, so I'll go with Base Gotenks post > SS/2 Vegeta and have SS Gotenks above Fat Buu to fit the narrative.)

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If you're going with guide book and narrative then Dabura is tougher then Goku thought and Goku never sensed Super perfect cell. Also one guide book says Gohan was a ssj.

Finally I would have

Ssj2 kid gohan rage>ssj2 kid gohan=ssj2 teen gohan.

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Ssj3 Goku>base gotenks post rosat> majin vegeta/ssj2 goku>base gotenks pre.

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Re: The Official Unofficial Power Levels Thread

Post by SSJ2FutureGohan » Wed Apr 29, 2015 1:02 am

Putting off that list for another GT list, scaled down more, and changed around a bit. I actually really like this one. Let me know what you think.
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Re: The Official Unofficial Power Levels Thread

Post by DanielSSJ » Wed Apr 29, 2015 2:31 pm

DBZAOTA482 wrote:Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't stamina and ki essentially the same?
In some ways, yes, in others, no. For example, when Goku used the Kamehameha way back in the original series, he would get tired and hungry. On the other hand, you could say that SSJ3 Goku has more Ki than SSJ2 Vegeta, but Goku tires out a lot faster in than form, so SSJ3 Goku has less stamina than SSJ2 Vegeta.

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Re: The Official Unofficial Power Levels Thread

Post by ZombieVito » Sat May 02, 2015 11:21 pm

Preliminary RoF BP's:
Thoughts? The script says Freeza's army has a few mercenaries that are stronger than the regular soldiers but I just don't know where to put them.
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Re: The Official Unofficial Power Levels Thread

Post by Saiga » Sun May 03, 2015 3:47 am

Roshi is stronger than he was in the manga, this is made clear by many comments in the script-book-thingy and Toriyama's note that he perhaps could have always been this strong if he put his mind to it: meaning that he wasn't at such a level before now, and it's an impressive difference.

I don't know how the fight goes in the movie but in the manga Freeza seems to be much closer to Goku than your numbers suggest, while still being outclassed. I also think base Goku/Vegeta are too close to SSGSS and Beerus, because it was implied that they're much weaker than while in base. People seem to be comparing them to Beerus' full power for that scene, but I feel Beerus' 100% is something we've never seen before and likely to be a big deal when it appears (even if we already know how it compares). I think that, while base Goku in Battle of Gods could last a while against Beerus, that was temporary and his Revival of F base isn't as strong, leaving more of a difference in his base and Super Saiyan forms.

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Re: The Official Unofficial Power Levels Thread

Post by RandomGuy96 » Mon May 04, 2015 5:13 am

One, shouldn't Freeza's Golden form be x50 off his "70%?" I may be wrong, but it looks like the intent there was to make it like SS... and his base form is technically his "70% form".

Shouldn't Vegeta be weaker than Goku? He nervously declined fighting Freeza before Goku beat him. I think that would mark Goku as marginally superior, at least. Oh, and apparently Goku + Vegeta together can fight evenly with Beerus, so they should both be stronger. Though, Beerus can still easily defeat them individually, since a team-up of Goku and Vegeta was said to be enough to draw with Beerus and easily defeat Golden Freeza (who's on par with them individually; slightly stronger, but lacking in stamina).

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Post by Kid Buu » Mon May 04, 2015 5:23 am

Whis makes a comment Vegeta is one step behind Goku in the new film, so I imagine Goku is stronger.
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Re: The Official Unofficial Power Levels Thread

Post by DBZGTKOSDH » Mon May 04, 2015 5:07 pm

Saiga wrote:I think that, while base Goku in Battle of Gods could last a while against Beerus, that was temporary and his Revival of F base isn't as strong, leaving more of a difference in his base and Super Saiyan forms.
Τhe manga adaptation shows that SbG Goku is around the same level as SSG Goku, like we are told/shown in BoG.
RandomGuy96 wrote:One, shouldn't Freeza's Golden form be x50 off his "70%?" I may be wrong, but it looks like the intent there was to make it like SS... and his base form is technically his "70% form".
It's impossible. Final Form Freeza is weaker than SbG Goku, but not many times weaker, since even though Freeza couldn't land a hit on Goku, they had an actual fight. After they both transform, SSGSS Goku is weaker than Golden Freeza, but they also have an actual fight, and Golden Freeza gets weaker than SSGSS Goku after his stamina begun to drop.

And since SbG Goku is slightly weaker than SSG Goku, and SSGSS Goku is stronger than SbG Goku, but he is still weaker than Beerus and would need SSGSS Vegeta's help to rival him, and we know that SSG Goku was a 6 while Beerus was a 10... well, do the math.
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Re: The Official Unofficial Power Levels Thread

Post by ZombieVito » Mon May 04, 2015 5:43 pm

About Vegeta and Goku:
Having composed himself again, Whis carries on, telling Vegeta he is always tense and is thus slow to react, which is why Goku is always one step ahead of him.
I don't see anything here saying that Vegeta is weaker. Goku just fights better than him.

Granted Goku can be stronger because Vegeta backed out of fighting Freeza but he was already stronger than Goku thus stronger than Vegeta.

I don't see how that is definitive proof that Goku > Vegeta. That scene still works with them being equal.

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Despite being called “Freeza Army”, by now it’s been reduced to merely a hodge-podge of second-rate warriors. Strength-wise Earth’s army overwhelmingly has the upper hand, and the enemy force’s numbers steadily drop. However, there are still some strong enemies. The mercenaries are particularly troublesome. Gohan is strongest. And Piccolo’s strong too. Kuririn, Tenshinhan, Kame-sennin, and even Jaco all play a big role.

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Re: The Official Unofficial Power Levels Thread

Post by emperior » Thu May 07, 2015 12:01 pm

SSJ2FutureGohan wrote:Putting off that list for another GT list, scaled down more, and changed around a bit. I actually really like this one. Let me know what you think.
For me this can be legit except for the fact you give Gohan too much power. I find it stupid at beginning of GT he could take out Vegeta and Goku at their strongest without even trying. Also looks like Gohan has lost his Mystic powers.
Also Boo arc is all over the place, I find it stupid Pure Buu is a mere 11. Also if Gohan is 9 at SS2, explain me why he couldn't win against Dabura while Vegeta and Goku could have destroyed him.

First page has good power levels for Boo arc, even if numbers are crazy they give you the idea.
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Re: The Official Unofficial Power Levels Thread

Post by SSJ2FutureGohan » Thu May 07, 2015 6:12 pm

emperior wrote:For me this can be legit except for the fact you give Gohan too much power. I find it stupid at beginning of GT he could take out Vegeta and Goku at their strongest without even trying. Also looks like Gohan has lost his Mystic powers.
He's stated to have kept up with his training and still has his Ultimate traits.
Also Boo arc is all over the place, I find it stupid Pure Buu is a mere 11.
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Also if Gohan is 9 at SS2, explain me why he couldn't win against Dabura while Vegeta and Goku could have destroyed him.
The Gohan I listed is after the Zeta Sword training.

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Re: The Official Unofficial Power Levels Thread

Post by SSJ2FutureGohan » Thu May 07, 2015 7:03 pm

That list is actually old, also. Here's a more recent one with more characters added (including BoG):

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