History AwesomeBosses / BioWare

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.
10th May '16 5:09:15 AM erforce
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* The final boss of ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'': '''[[spoiler: Human-Reaper Embryo]]'''. You fight [[spoiler: a '''Reaper''']]. On ''foot''. Even if it's just [[spoiler: an incomplete one]], that's still one of the most awesome things in the entire game, and it's fought to some of the most awesome music in the game. Killing the [[spoiler: Human-Reaper Embryo]] pretty much confirms that yes, Shepard ''is'' the only one who can save the galaxy. [[spoiler: It also looks like the T-800 from ''Film/{{Terminator}}'' after its skin has been burned off.]] Reduced somewhat if you hit it with the Cain, a boss-killing mushroom-clouding explosive launcher that halves the boss' health if you hit it. (Which is more like taking off 1/4 of its health on the hardest difficulty.) Then again, using the Cain means you kill ''a giant mecha-Chtulhu with a nuclear bomb in the face''. Think about it.

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* The final boss of ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'': '''[[spoiler: Human-Reaper Embryo]]'''. You fight [[spoiler: a '''Reaper''']]. On ''foot''. Even if it's just [[spoiler: an incomplete one]], that's still one of the most awesome things in the entire game, and it's fought to some of the most awesome music in the game. Killing the [[spoiler: Human-Reaper Embryo]] pretty much confirms that yes, Shepard ''is'' the only one who can save the galaxy. [[spoiler: It also looks like the T-800 from ''Film/{{Terminator}}'' ''Film/TheTerminator'' after its skin has been burned off.]] Reduced somewhat if you hit it with the Cain, a boss-killing mushroom-clouding explosive launcher that halves the boss' health if you hit it. (Which is more like taking off 1/4 of its health on the hardest difficulty.) Then again, using the Cain means you kill ''a giant mecha-Chtulhu with a nuclear bomb in the face''. Think about it.
17th Mar '16 8:53:36 AM ObsidianFire
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* In Taipei you've been hounded by the [[GenreSavvy ruthless and capable]] [[MeaningfulName Omen Deng]] since you started trying to stop the assassination of Ronald Sung. Your final confrontation takes place on a [[GetBackHereBoss construction scaffold, climbing up to balcony facing the platform where Sung is speaking]] where Deng decides to make his [[YouShallNotPass final stand against you]]. [[spoiler: What neither of you have realized is that you're both trying to stop the assassination, and as the fight comes to a close the real assassin takes the shot...]]

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* In Taipei you've been hounded by the [[GenreSavvy ruthless and capable]] capable [[MeaningfulName Omen Deng]] since you started trying to stop the assassination of Ronald Sung. Your final confrontation takes place on a [[GetBackHereBoss construction scaffold, climbing up to balcony facing the platform where Sung is speaking]] where Deng decides to make his [[YouShallNotPass final stand against you]]. [[spoiler: What neither of you have realized is that you're both trying to stop the assassination, and as the fight comes to a close the real assassin takes the shot...]]
17th Oct '15 2:22:55 PM mlsmithca
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* DragonAgeInquisition has the very final battle against the Elder One, [[spoiler: Corypheus]]. You've completely smashed his forces, and ruined all of his plans so that the Elder One has no choice but to [[spoiler: re-open the Breach]] to force a final confrontation. You fight him in the ruins of the Temple of the Sacred Ashes where the game began, but this time the Elder One uses his magic to [[spoiler: levitate the ruins into the air]]. This begins a running fight against the Elder One throughout the ruins while his pet dragon engages in an aerial battle against [[spoiler: a dragon of your ''own'' who is either Morrigan shapeshifted into one, or a special dragon you've gained the ability to command for this battle.]] Eventually you'll be forced to finish off the Elder One's dragon yourself before confronting him at the very top of the ruins for the very final part of the battle. [[spoiler:Defeating Corypheus for good and reducing him to a screaming wreck desperately calling out to Dumat for help before vaporizing him with the Anchor is a very satisfying end indeed.]]

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* DragonAgeInquisition ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' has the very final battle against the Elder One, [[spoiler: Corypheus]]. You've completely smashed his forces, and ruined all of his plans so that the Elder One has no choice but to [[spoiler: re-open the Breach]] to force a final confrontation. You fight him in the ruins of the Temple of the Sacred Ashes where the game began, but this time the Elder One uses his magic to [[spoiler: levitate the ruins into the air]]. This begins a running fight against the Elder One throughout the ruins while his pet dragon engages in an aerial battle against [[spoiler: a dragon of your ''own'' who is either Morrigan shapeshifted into one, or a special dragon you've gained the ability to command for this battle.]] Eventually you'll be forced to finish off the Elder One's dragon yourself before confronting him at the very top of the ruins for the very final part of the battle. [[spoiler:Defeating Corypheus for good and reducing him to a screaming wreck desperately calling out to Dumat for help before vaporizing him with the Anchor is a very satisfying end indeed.]]
17th Oct '15 11:34:16 AM SamuraiMarmoset
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* DragonAgeInquisition has the very final battle against the Elder One, [[spoiler: Corypheus]]. You've completely smashed his forces, and ruined all of his plans so that the Elder One has no choice but to [[spoiler: re-open the Breach]] to force a final confrontation. You fight him in the ruins of the Temple of the Sacred Ashes where the game began, but this time the Elder One uses his magic to [[spoiler: levitate the ruins into the air]]. This begins a running fight against the Elder One throughout the ruins while his pet dragon engages in an aerial battle against [[spoiler: a dragon of your ''own'' who is either Morrigan shapeshifted into one, or a special dragon you've gained the ability to command for this battle.]] Eventually you'll be forced to finish off the Elder One's dragon yourself before confronting him at the very top of the ruins for the very final part of the battle. [[spoiler:Defeating Corypheus for good and reducing him to a screaming wreck desperately calling out to Dumat for help before vaporizing him with the Anchor is a very satisfying end indeed.]]
15th Jul '15 10:21:20 PM Vios
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* ''VideoGame/BaldursGate II: Shadows of Amn'' has so many of them. How about...

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* ''VideoGame/BaldursGate II: ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII: Shadows of Amn'' has so many of them. How about...



* ''VideoGame/BaldursGate II: Throne of Bhaal'' picks up the awesome boss trend and runs with it...

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* ''VideoGame/BaldursGate II: Throne of Bhaal'' ''VideoGame/BaldursGateIIThroneOfBhaal'' picks up the awesome boss trend and runs with it...
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