This is just not acceptable.
This is just not acceptable.

An outlier is an event or incident that is considered to be completely and irreconcilably inconsistent with a character, entity, group, or series' normal displayed level of power. Outliers are generally regarded as unusable in OBD debates. However, all effort should be made to try to reconcile outliers with other canon information, and only the most extreme examples should be classed as completely unusable. Often there is disagreement on exactly what constitutes an outlier, and things that are considered an outlier by some might not be considered to be one by everyone. Careful judgement should be used in all cases.

Examples of (generally accepted) outliers:

- Post - Crisis Superman defeating Dominus, a multiversal cosmic being
- Hulk destroying a dimension with a thunderclap
- Master Roshi destroying the moon
- Fuko dodging a laser early on in Flame of Recca, which would give her FTL reactions, when even later in the series the strongest characters are only arguably hypersonic
- Shanks' arm being bit off by a random sea king in One Piece
- Samurai Jack defeating an enemy wielding a weapon that was supposedly universal in power
- Emperor Palpatine being kidnapped by normal troops led by Admiral Zaarin in Star Wars
- Batman hurting Darkseid with a kick
- Deathstroke defeating the JLA in Identity Crisis (featuring a bunch of traps they would never realistically fall for and so much PIS on the JLA's side it was pathetic)
- Orion and Etrigan each destroying 1/5th of a universe
- Zatanna defeating a universal+ being
- Captain America hurting Onslaught
- Iceman defeating Oblivion
- Storm channeling the entire power of a galactic core
- Thor containing a blast powerful enough to destroy 1/5th of the universe

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