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18th May '15 5:26:31 PM Bluefoot
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** Let's not forget: [[spoiler:The Emperor didn't just take over Hell. His "light" side went to Heaven...and ''took over Heaven as well!'']]
18th May '15 1:24:17 PM Bluefoot
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** Minwu [[spoiler:earns himself Ultima, the ultimate magic that he had died to unseal.]]



* Also, Minwu getting Ultima, ''period.'' The one dedicated White Mage in the game finally gaining access to the ultimate White Magic? That he sacrificed his life to unseal for the heroes? And surviving (well, [[DeadToBeginWith sort of...]]) unsealing it a second time before having to battle freakin' ''Ultima Weapon'' to prove his worthiness to wield it? Suffice to say, there's a reason he's an EnsembleDarkhorse (and being able to use it on the Light Emperor can be an epic moment of player catharsis).
* When Josef [[spoiler:sacrifices himself so that the rest of the party can escape after defeating Borghen]].

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* Also, Minwu getting Ultima, ''period.'' The one dedicated White Mage in the game finally gaining access to the ultimate White Magic? That he sacrificed Every single HeroicSacrifice counts as one:
** [[spoiler:Josef holds off a boulder trap so Firion, Maria, and Guy can escape.]]
** [[spoiler:Minwu gives
his life to unseal for the heroes? And surviving (well, [[DeadToBeginWith sort of...]]) unsealing it a second time before ultimate magic, Ultima.]]
** [[spoiler:Ricard Highwind holds off the Emperor,
having to battle freakin' ''Ultima Weapon'' to prove his worthiness to wield it? Suffice to say, there's a reason he's an EnsembleDarkhorse (and being able to use it ''risen from Hell'', while the others escape on the Light Emperor can be an epic moment of player catharsis).
* When Josef [[spoiler:sacrifices himself so that
Wyvern. '''He stands against the rest ruler of the party can escape after defeating Borghen]].Hell without any hesitation.''']]


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* Despite starting off as a DirtyCoward, what is Gordon's response to learning that [[spoiler:the real Princess Hilda]] is being held as a prize for the Emperor's tournament? [[TookALevelInBadass He promptly volunteers himself for the rescue mission]], and even leads [[spoiler:Hilda]] to safety ''all by himself''.
30th Dec '13 2:24:32 PM Seraphine
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** Then, of course, the party scores a collective moment when the literally go to Hell and back to beat the Emperor.

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** [[spoiler: Then, of course, the party scores a collective moment when the literally go to Hell and back to beat the Emperor. Emperor.]]
30th Dec '13 2:24:10 PM Seraphine
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* Emperor Mateus in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII''. When you finally face the BigBad on his throne room, the boss fight is depressingly easy. A good party ends up killing him rather quickly. Then the Dark Knight steps forward, and you think that the Emperor was a TrickBoss, and that Dark Knight was the ManBehindTheMan. But then the Emperor reappears on his throne, in a new [[OneWingedAngel monstrous]] form. Turns out that he died and went to Hell... and then ''took it over!''

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* Emperor Mateus in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII''. When you finally face the BigBad on his throne room, the boss fight is depressingly easy. A good party ends up killing him rather quickly. Then the Dark Knight steps forward, and you think that the Emperor was a TrickBoss, and that Dark Knight was the ManBehindTheMan. But [[spoiler:But then the Emperor reappears on his throne, in a new [[OneWingedAngel monstrous]] form. Turns out that he died and went to Hell... and then ''took it over!''over!'']]



*** And in the GBA remake, all the dead party members go to Heaven, and beat the other half of him! (Yup, the Emperor is so bad that even his GOOD side was evil!)
**** It's actually the realm of fallen angels, possibly to represent that even if they were the heroes, they took many lives.
**** Minwu and the other fallen heroes also get a [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome CMoA]] when they refuse to be persuaded by the "reformed" Emperor and [[WhoWantsToLiveForever refuse his offer of immortality.]]

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*** And in * In the GBA and PSP remake, all [[spoiler:all the dead party members go to Heaven, and beat the other light half of him! the Emperor! (Yup, the Emperor is so bad that even his GOOD side was evil!)
**** It's actually the realm of fallen angels, possibly to represent that even if they were the heroes, they took many lives.
****
evil!)]]
** [[spoiler:
Minwu and the other fallen heroes also get a [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome CMoA]] one when they refuse to be persuaded by the "reformed" Emperor and [[WhoWantsToLiveForever refuse his offer of immortality.]] ]]]]
24th Dec '13 12:49:07 AM Seraphine
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* Also, Minwu getting Ultima, ''period.'' The one dedicated white mage in the game finally gaining access to the ultimate White Magic? That he sacrificed his life to unseal for the heroes? And surviving (well, [[DeadToBeginWith sort of...]]) unsealing it a second time before having to battle freakin' ''Ultima Weapon'' to prove his worthiness to wield it? Suffice to say, there's a reason he's an EnsembleDarkhorse (and being able to use it on the Light Emperor can be an epic moment of player catharsis).

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* Also, Minwu getting Ultima, ''period.'' The one dedicated white mage White Mage in the game finally gaining access to the ultimate White Magic? That he sacrificed his life to unseal for the heroes? And surviving (well, [[DeadToBeginWith sort of...]]) unsealing it a second time before having to battle freakin' ''Ultima Weapon'' to prove his worthiness to wield it? Suffice to say, there's a reason he's an EnsembleDarkhorse (and being able to use it on the Light Emperor can be an epic moment of player catharsis).
1st Jun '13 6:06:28 PM TastySauce
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* The opening FMV from the Origins remake deserves a mention: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtt9PUZWKiY

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* The opening FMV from the Origins remake deserves a mention: http://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtt9PUZWKiYcom/watch?v=xtt9PUZWKiY opening FMV]] from the ''Origins'' remake deserves a mention.
14th Feb '12 11:27:14 PM nombretomado
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* Emperor Mateus in ''FinalFantasyII''. When you finally face the BigBad on his throne room, the boss fight is depressingly easy. A good party ends up killing him rather quickly. Then the Dark Knight steps forward, and you think that the Emperor was a TrickBoss, and that Dark Knight was the ManBehindTheMan. But then the Emperor reappears on his throne, in a new [[OneWingedAngel monstrous]] form. Turns out that he died and went to Hell... and then ''took it over!''

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* Emperor Mateus in ''FinalFantasyII''.''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII''. When you finally face the BigBad on his throne room, the boss fight is depressingly easy. A good party ends up killing him rather quickly. Then the Dark Knight steps forward, and you think that the Emperor was a TrickBoss, and that Dark Knight was the ManBehindTheMan. But then the Emperor reappears on his throne, in a new [[OneWingedAngel monstrous]] form. Turns out that he died and went to Hell... and then ''took it over!''
1st May '11 11:18:57 PM MoonChild02
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**** Minwu and the other fallen heroes also get a {{CMoA}} when they refuse to be persuaded by the "reformed" Emperor and [[WhoWantsToLiveForever refuse his offer of immortality.]]

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**** Minwu and the other fallen heroes also get a {{CMoA}} [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome CMoA]] when they refuse to be persuaded by the "reformed" Emperor and [[WhoWantsToLiveForever refuse his offer of immortality.]]
4th Mar '11 11:50:16 PM Caireach
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**** Minwu and the other fallen heroes also get a {{CMoA}} when they refuse to be persuaded by the "reformed" Emperor and [[WhoWantsToLiveForever refuse his offer of immortality.]]
* Also, Minwu getting Ultima, ''period.'' The one dedicated white mage in the game finally gaining access to the ultimate White Magic? That he sacrificed his life to unseal for the heroes? And surviving (well, [[DeadToBeginWith sort of...]]) unsealing it a second time before having to battle freakin' ''Ultima Weapon'' to prove his worthiness to wield it? Suffice to say, there's a reason he's an EnsembleDarkhorse (and being able to use it on the Light Emperor can be an epic moment of player catharsis).
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