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Introduction

Lifting Strength is defined as the mass that an individual can lift on Earth. In other words it measures the amount of upwards force a character can produce. As such appropriate pushing and pulling feats are also considered a part of this statistic. Telekinesis or other similar abilities must be specifically referred to as separate from physical strength, when used in a lifting feat. Tearing is also included in this category, but it is an unreliable method of calculating overall lifting ability a vast majority of the time. This is because the force used in a tearing motion is much lower than a lift, as a tearing motion uses much fewer muscle groups and is an awkward application of force compared to other movements. Likewise throwing an object a certain height upwards can be used as lifting feats, as these would require greater strength than just lifting the object.

While Striking Strength measures the energy of a character's physical attacks, Lifting Strength measures the amount of mass they can lift, which is determined by the amount of force a character can produce. This means that they measure two different physical quantities. Furthermore it can't be assumed that a character that can physically produce the amount of energy used in lifting an object by a certain height can also lift it, if it didn't demonstrate the ability to produce that level of Lifting Strength. It is a common feature within fiction to feature characters capable of vastly greater physical striking strength energy outputs than what would be required to lift weights that they are repeatedly shown to struggle with.

Hence Lifting Strength and Striking Strength are in general not comparable and should be evaluated separately.

Lifting Strength Levels

Kilogram (force) Metric tons (force) Newton Explanation
Inapplicable - - - Tier 11. Too low to be properly calculated.
Below Average Human 0-50 0-0.05 0-490.5 -
Average Human 50-80 0.05-0.08 490.5-784.8 The weight of an adult human, or a large dog
Above Average Human 80-120 0.08-0.12 784.8-1177.2 The weight of a washing machine, or a tumble dryer
Athletic Human 120-227 0.12-0.227 1177.2-2226.87 The weight of a mature lion
Peak Human 227-545.2 0.227-0.5452 2226.87-5348.412 Olympic weight-lifters, professional strongmen, and powerlifters
Superhuman ? ? ? Any level clearly above peak human that does not have an exact value.
Effort should be made to calculate the true value based on feats, but
until then this is a placeholder
Class 1 545.2-1000 0.5452-1 5348.412-9810 The world record for deadlifting feats in real life
Class 5 1000-5000 1-5 9810-49050 Capable of lifting small trucks, etc.
Class 10 5000-10^4 5-10 49050-98100 The weight of an adult elephant
Class 25 10^4-2.5x10^4 10-25 98100-245250 The weight of Big Ben (the bell), a truck, a large motorboat
Class 50 2.5x10^4-5x10^4 25-50 245250-490500 The weight of a semi-trailer truck
Class 100 5x10^4-10^5 50-100 490500-981000 The weight of a tank
Class K 10^5-10^6 100-1000 981000-9810000 The weight of the largest animal: blue whale, the heaviest of air-crafts
Class M 10^6-10^9 1000-10^6 9810000-9.81x10^9 The weight of the largest ship
Class G 10^9-10^12 10^6-10^9 9.81x10^9-9.81x10^12 The weight of the human world population, the largest man-made structures
Class T 10^12-10^15 10^9-10^12 9.81x10^12-9.81x10^15 The weight of the heaviest mountains
Class P 10^15-10^18 10^12-10^15 9.81x10^15-9.81x10^18 The weight of small moons or small asteroids
Class E 10^18-10^21 10^15-10^18 9.81x10^18-9.81x10^21 The weight of the atmosphere of the Earth
Class Z 10^21-10^24 19^18-10^21 9.81x10^21-9.81x10^24 The weight of large moons or small planets
Class Y 10^24-10^27 10^21-10^24 9.81x10^24-9.81x10^27 The weight of larger planets
Pre-Stellar 10^27-2x10^29 10^24-2x10^26 9.81x10^27-1.962x10^30 The weight a solid object can reach before the gravitational collapse to a small star
Stellar 2x10^29-6.3x10^32 2x10^26-6.3x10^29 1.962x10^30-6.1803x10^33 The weight of a smaller star up to the most massive star
Multi-Stellar 6.3x10^32-1.6x10^42 6.3x10^29-1.6x10^39 6.1803x10^33-1.569x10^43 The weight of the most massive star to the mass of the Milky Way
Galactic 1.6x10^42-6x10^43 1.6x10^39-6x10^40 1.569x10^43-5.886x10^44 The weight of the Milky Way to the mass of the most massive galaxy
Multi-Galactic 6x10^43-1.5x10^53 6x10^40-1.5x10^50 5.886x10^44-1.4715x10^54 The weight of the most massive galaxy up to the weight of the observable universe
Universal 1.5x10^53+ 1.5x10^50+ 1.4715x10^54+ The weight of the observable universe up to any higher finite value
Infinite - - - Infinite strength by 3-dimensional standards
Immeasurable - - - Infinite strength in relation to 3-dimensional entities, equated to
higher-order beings on greater planes of existence and/or
higher-dimensional beings when portrayed as qualitatively superior
Irrelevant - - - Beyond all dimensional scale. Meaning: Tier 1-A and above.

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