In the gaming community, both digital and physical, we all recognise that a heart symbol represents 'health' or 'life', but which symbol is common use for 'strength' or 'power'?

For my specific example the symbol will be places on a printed card. The card displays the Base strength. You then choose how many multipliers to use. Whoever has the largest number wins the round.

  • You should not ask open ended questions about what icon to use - please read the tour: ux.stackexchange.com/tour
    – SteveD
    Aug 25, 2016 at 9:14
  • Hi Steve. I don't feel the question is open ended. It's basically asking what the standard icon for strength or power.
    – Terry
    Aug 25, 2016 at 9:17
  • Hi Terry - I was just quoting this extract from the UX:SO tour "Don't ask about... Open-ended recommendations (What's a good icon for... What software is good for...)"
    – SteveD
    Aug 25, 2016 at 9:25
  • Ah right. If that's the case I'll remove my question. How do I delete in the app?
    – Terry
    Aug 25, 2016 at 9:27
  • This community can vote to close it, I guess. To answer you question however, the most common symbol is the "strong arm". You will easily spot it by googling "strength icon"
    – SteveD
    Aug 25, 2016 at 9:30

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This seems to be the most common symbol for "strength"

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