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Subj: Yes & No...and yes
Posted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 at 01:30:03 am EST (Viewed 87 times)
Reply Subj: Class 100, is it a poor way to rank strenght?
Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 at 09:56:16 am EST (Viewed 40 times)

    We've seen the hulk way above class 100 showings, im sure that others have showings high above that also(probably anyone who's ever held up a building) in your opinion is It a good way to rank strength? In other words why not class 500, class 1000?

Basically as others have said if you divorce the idea of 100, 90 etc from anything to do with actual tonnage then it works ok-ish - a 100 is roughly equal to a 100 and a 90 is roughly 90% as strong as a 100. However even then it breaks down - A Class 100 character is not 100 times as strong as a guy a little bit stronger than Daredevil or 10 times as strong as SpiderMan (though many maintain that Spidey should never have been ranked at 10 tons in the first place).

As someone else has pointed out before the scale is somewhat non-linear therefore - while a class 9 guy is very close to a Class 10 guy and a CLass 90 guy is fairly close to a Class 100 guy its probably more like a linear scale....which is hardly intuitive.

If you try to tie it to actual numbers then its completely broken.

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