History AwesomeBosses / BioWare

17th Dec '17 7:27:39 PM HappilyDeranged
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** Some of the class story bosses count; Skavak for the Smuggler. Kicking his butt into next week because he ''stole your ship'' (and your new partner's favorite gun) is definitely worth it.
** The Consular gets a NintendoHard on at the end of theirs with [[spoiler: Syo Bakarn]]. He throws you and you companion like rag dolls, he shoots Force powers. When you get him low enough, he attempts to ''[[TakingYouWithMe collapse the cavern on you all]]''. All while a remix of "Duel of the Fates" plays.
** The Knight gets to fight the [[spoiler: Sith Emperor himself. (You just take out his current avatar and knock him down for a while.)]] Your only backup is the little astromech, you're in the center of the Dark Temple itself, and at one point, he spawns ''five'' clones of himself to battle.

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** Some of the class story bosses count; count as well:
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Skavak for the Smuggler. Kicking his butt into next week because he ''stole your ship'' (and your new partner's favorite gun) is definitely worth it.
** *** The Consular gets a NintendoHard on at the end of theirs with [[spoiler: Syo Bakarn]]. He throws you and you companion like rag dolls, he shoots Force powers. When you get him low enough, he attempts to ''[[TakingYouWithMe collapse the cavern on you all]]''. All while a remix of "Duel of the Fates" plays.
** *** The Knight gets to fight the [[spoiler: Sith Emperor himself. (You just take out his current avatar and knock him down for a while.)]] Your only backup is the little astromech, you're in the center of the Dark Temple itself, and at one point, he spawns ''five'' clones of himself to battle.
*** The Imperial Agent gets a boss fight with [[spoiler:Darth Jadus]] that can actually be won by [[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath Talking The]] [[spoiler:[[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath Sith Lord]]]] [[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath To Death]] if you pick the right dialogue choices.
17th Dec '17 11:03:43 AM xneon
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** Republic players get a view of Grand Moff Killran, a SmugSnake of an Imperial officer nicknamed [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast "The Butcher of Coruscant"]] in the first flashpoint, but don't get a chance to wipe the smirk off his face until Malestrom Prison. He shows up, sniping at you with a rifle from all the way across the room, sending hordes of mooks at you, and forcing your movement to a crawl. It's a long, hard slog, but wiping the floor with that jerk is ''immensely'' satisfying. [[spoiler:The fact you're doing this to rescue ''Revan'' from three centuries of torture just adds extra awesome, but the awesome has a spoiled aftertaste because...]]

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** Republic players get a view of Grand Moff Killran, a SmugSnake of an Imperial officer nicknamed [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast "The Butcher of Coruscant"]] in the first flashpoint, but don't get a chance to wipe the smirk off his face until Malestrom Maelstrom Prison. He shows up, sniping at you with a rifle from all the way across the room, sending hordes of mooks at you, and forcing your movement to a crawl. It's a long, hard slog, but wiping the floor with that jerk is ''immensely'' satisfying. [[spoiler:The fact you're doing this to rescue ''Revan'' from three centuries of torture just adds extra awesome, but the awesome has a spoiled aftertaste because...]]



** The Consular gets a NintendoHard on at the end of theirs with [[spoiler: Syo Bakarn]]. He throws you and you companion like rag dolls, he shoots Force powers. When you get him low enough, he attempts to ''[[TakingYouWithMe collaspe the cavern on you all]]''. All while a remix of "Duel of the Fates" plays.

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** The Consular gets a NintendoHard on at the end of theirs with [[spoiler: Syo Bakarn]]. He throws you and you companion like rag dolls, he shoots Force powers. When you get him low enough, he attempts to ''[[TakingYouWithMe collaspe collapse the cavern on you all]]''. All while a remix of "Duel of the Fates" plays.
16th May '17 3:43:56 PM nombretomado
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** And then there's her dialogue. By TvTropes definition she may be a NietzscheWannabe, but if Nietzsche were a Jedi, she'd have convinced him to curl up and die a long time ago.

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** And then there's her dialogue. By TvTropes Wiki/TvTropes definition she may be a NietzscheWannabe, but if Nietzsche were a Jedi, she'd have convinced him to curl up and die a long time ago.
5th Mar '17 7:01:39 PM mlsmithca
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Creator/BioWare and Creator/{{Obsidian|Entertainment}}, the makers of some of the most popular Western [=RPGs=] of the past decade and a half, certainly know a thing or two about awesome bosses.

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Creator/BioWare and Creator/{{Obsidian|Entertainment}}, the makers of some of the most popular Western [=RPGs=] of from the past decade and a half, late 1990s onward, certainly know a thing or two about awesome bosses.



[[AC: PlanescapeTorment]]
* ''PlanescapeTorment'' has, as its approximate halfway point, Ravel Puzzlewell. The environs the fight takes place in are suitably creepy, and the preceding conversation has established her as nothing less than an outright ManipulativeBastard. She also summons [[WhenTreesAttack giant, corrupted tree-things]] to do her bidding, and her spells are nothing to sneeze at either.

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[[AC: PlanescapeTorment]]
VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment]]
* ''PlanescapeTorment'' ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'' has, as its approximate halfway point, Ravel Puzzlewell. The environs the fight takes place in are suitably creepy, and the preceding conversation has established her as nothing less than an outright ManipulativeBastard. She also summons [[WhenTreesAttack giant, corrupted tree-things]] to do her bidding, and her spells are nothing to sneeze at either.
5th Mar '17 5:00:20 PM nombretomado
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[[AC: DungeonSiege III]]
* ''DungeonSiege III'' is full of these. From the fight against [[TheDragon Rajani]] [[spoiler: (another archon)]] who sets most of the arena on fire, through the Warbeast battle - a humongous monster in a mine, with enemies pouring in and friendly cannonballs exploding everywhere, the [[MookMaker Dapper Old Gent]], all the way to a ''5 stage brawl'' against [[BigBad Jayne]], the penultimate stage being a 2vs3, where the bosses ''combo your ass into oblivion!'' Hands down the best Obsidian boss fights.

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[[AC: DungeonSiege Dungeon Siege III]]
* ''DungeonSiege III'' ''VideoGame/DungeonSiegeIII'' is full of these. From the fight against [[TheDragon Rajani]] [[spoiler: (another archon)]] who sets most of the arena on fire, through the Warbeast battle - a humongous monster in a mine, with enemies pouring in and friendly cannonballs exploding everywhere, the [[MookMaker Dapper Old Gent]], all the way to a ''5 stage brawl'' against [[BigBad Jayne]], the penultimate stage being a 2vs3, where the bosses ''combo your ass into oblivion!'' Hands down the best Obsidian boss fights.
23rd Feb '17 11:17:33 PM BattleMaster
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* ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'' might not have the best combat system, but we get the boss fight at the end against Saren. You can fight him, or you can talk him into [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled shooting himself in the head to escape indoctrination.]]

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* ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'' might not have the best combat system, but we get the boss fight at the end against Saren. You can fight him, or you can talk him into [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled [[DyingAsYourself shooting himself in the head to escape indoctrination.]]
23rd Dec '16 9:16:11 AM Allronix
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** The Knight gets to fight the [[spoiler: Sith Emperor himself. (Maybe. It's unclear if you really killed him or just knock him down for a while.)]] Your only backup is the little astromech, you're in the center of the Dark Temple itself, and at one point, he spawns ''five'' clones of himself to battle.

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** The Knight gets to fight the [[spoiler: Sith Emperor himself. (Maybe. It's unclear if you really killed him or (You just take out his current avatar and knock him down for a while.)]] Your only backup is the little astromech, you're in the center of the Dark Temple itself, and at one point, he spawns ''five'' clones of himself to battle.
** The ''Shadow of Revan'' expansion: First of all, "Torch." [[spoiler: aka Shae Vizala, the Bounty Hunter who accompanied Malgus on his raid of the Jedi Temple]] The fact all the bosses are labeled in [[BilingualBonus Mando'a]] is a big clue as to what you're in for. Mandos love a good scrap, and Torch is hardly an exception. She uses her jetpack to rocket around an arena with holes in the floor venting volcanic heat, sometimes setting all but the edges of it on fire, shooting at the players and encouraging them to keep fighting in Basic and ''Mando'a.'' Even in defeat, she is very cordial by Mando standards. Needless to say, it made many players ''delighted'' when she showed up in the next expansion, both as an ally [[spoiler: and taking the title Mandalore the Avenger]].
** Second one from the expansion: [[spoiler: Revan's back...well, just his Dark Side which refuses to die]] and has gone ''completely'' insane, threatening to drain all life from Yavin IV in a half-baked idea to kill his archenemy once and for all. So, it's your character backed up with a ''astonishing'' small army of important [=NPCs=] like Darth Marr, Grandmaster Satele, and [[spoiler: the future Mandalore the Avenger]]. Said boss puts up the kind of fight you'd expect from someone who was a galactic legend.
6th Oct '16 8:49:49 PM Hobbie
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* In the main game there are climactic battles at the end of each chapter. Moscow provides the best in and of itself as you close in on Konstatine Brayko, American 80s obsessed Russian mobster who just got done [[TortureTechnician torturing one of your allies]]. When you get to him, he's on a disco stage and the two of you engage in {{Pre Ass Kicking One Liner}}s set to a rousing guitar riff. When the battle starts, you realize it's [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic Autograph's "Turn Up the Radio"]] (they originally planned to use [[WhatCouldHaveBeen "The Final Countdown"]]). As soon as you manage to drop his health by a quarter, he shoots up on cocaine and [[KnifeNut comes at you with a knife]]. Accepted wisdom for this segment is to RUN until his high passes.

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* In the main game there are climactic battles at the end of each chapter. Moscow provides the best in and of itself as you close in on Konstatine Brayko, American 80s obsessed Russian mobster who just got done [[TortureTechnician torturing one of your allies]]. When you get to him, he's on a disco stage and the two of you engage in {{Pre Ass Kicking One Liner}}s set to a rousing guitar riff. When the battle starts, you realize it's [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic Autograph's "Turn Up the Radio"]] (they originally planned to use [[WhatCouldHaveBeen "The Final Countdown"]]). As soon as you manage to drop his health by a quarter, he shoots up on cocaine and [[KnifeNut comes at you with a knife]]. Accepted wisdom for this segment is to RUN until his high passes.passes, [[spoiler: or if you've met Stephen Heck, [[CrazyPrepared spike the cocaine]].]]
16th Jun '16 10:10:42 PM Running_Gag
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* In the main game there are climactic battles at the end of each chapter. Moscow provides the best in and of itself as you close in on Konstatine Brayko, American 80s obsessed Russian mobster who just got done [[TortureTechnician torturing one of your allies]]. When you get to him, he's on a disco stage and the two of you engage in {{Pre Ass Kicking One Liner}}s set to a rousing guitar riff. When the battle starts, you realize it's [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic Autograph's "Turn Up the Radio"]] (they originally planned to use [[WhatCouldHaveBeen "The Final Countdown"]]). As soon as you manage to drop to drop his health by a quarter, he shoots up on cocaine and [[KnifeNut comes at you with a knife]]. Accepted wisdom for this segment is to RUN until his high passes.

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* In the main game there are climactic battles at the end of each chapter. Moscow provides the best in and of itself as you close in on Konstatine Brayko, American 80s obsessed Russian mobster who just got done [[TortureTechnician torturing one of your allies]]. When you get to him, he's on a disco stage and the two of you engage in {{Pre Ass Kicking One Liner}}s set to a rousing guitar riff. When the battle starts, you realize it's [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic Autograph's "Turn Up the Radio"]] (they originally planned to use [[WhatCouldHaveBeen "The Final Countdown"]]). As soon as you manage to drop to drop his health by a quarter, he shoots up on cocaine and [[KnifeNut comes at you with a knife]]. Accepted wisdom for this segment is to RUN until his high passes.
16th Jun '16 9:48:53 PM Running_Gag
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* Balek of ''Bring Down The Sky'' forces you into a SadisticChoice, let him escape or blow up the hostages. Choose the latter and after his boss fight you can kill him, repeatedly shoot him, and/or leave him to be taken in alive.

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* Balek Balak of ''Bring Down The Sky'' forces you into a SadisticChoice, let him escape or blow up the hostages. Choose the latter and after his boss fight you can kill him, repeatedly shoot him, and/or leave him to be taken in alive.
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