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21st Sep '16 4:24:04 PM nombretomado
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** Just about any time that Giacomo, Ayme, or Folon show up in ''BatenKaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean''. The battles against the three of them (especially the last time, immediately after you beat them they recover and you have to fight them a second time) are the best, but solo Giacomo near the beginning of the game can be ThatOneBoss, and solo Folon is pretty cool, too, if only because he's so funny. (He acts like a clown, he has blue skin and a blue-and-red mohawk, and one of his main attacks is called "Worg Laser". What's not to love?) Just to top it off, there's the boss theme, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_B64f48ewdo Chaotic Dance]], complete with incomprehensible lyrics.

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** Just about any time that Giacomo, Ayme, or Folon show up in ''BatenKaitos: ''Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean''. The battles against the three of them (especially the last time, immediately after you beat them they recover and you have to fight them a second time) are the best, but solo Giacomo near the beginning of the game can be ThatOneBoss, and solo Folon is pretty cool, too, if only because he's so funny. (He acts like a clown, he has blue skin and a blue-and-red mohawk, and one of his main attacks is called "Worg Laser". What's not to love?) Just to top it off, there's the boss theme, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_B64f48ewdo Chaotic Dance]], complete with incomprehensible lyrics.
16th Sep '16 4:39:09 PM mlsmithca
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* ''VideoGame/GodOfWarSeries'':
** The [[ColossusClimb Colossus of Rhodes]] in ''VideoGame/GodOfWarII''. It's as awesome as it sounds. It's also the first boss, and the game only gets [[SerialEscalation more epic]] from there. [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2007/3/19/ This comic]] perfectly sums up the general feel of the situation.
** The boss fights are Kratos writing a [[Film/KillBill The Bride-style list]] from a mythology textbook and working his way through it. Perseus, Theseus, The Kraken, Icarus...the list of mythological figures cut down by our favorite BadAss goes on and on. And he's not even halfway done yet.
** The [[VideoGame/GodOfWar first boss fight]] in the entire series is fairly epic. Fighting a hydra by pinning two of its heads into the deck of a ship, then slicing the hell out of the remaining central head until you use your chain-blades to haul it down and impale it on the jagged spike at the top of the mast is [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome awesome]]. And you do this in the ''first level of the first game''--you just know you're in for a good time after that. Also the fight against the giant minotaur was extremely cool, especially ''catapulting a huge burning battering ram into its chest cavity and nailing it to the wall.'' While these might seem less impressive these days in light of the amazing boss battles from its two sequels, these were CrazyAwesome at the time.
** The final battle against [[spoiler:Peresephone]] in ''VideoGame/GodOfWarChainsOfOlympus'' is similarly awe-inspiring. [[spoiler:You're fighting the ''goddess of the underworld'' inside the tower that ''holds the world together''. At one point, you even have to scale ''Atlas himself'' when Peresephone knocks you out of the tower.]]
* ''VideoGame/GodOfWarIII''
** Poseidon. Not the dude covered in TronLines from the previous game, but a huge construct of rock and seawater you have to fight with Gaia's help, culminating in [[spoiler: riding a MegatonPunch from Gaia to force Poseidon out, and then beating him to death from ''his'' Point of View.]]
** Killing Chronos. Yes, the guy who was in the first game. Yes, the guy who's WAY bigger than the other titans. And you do it KEEPING YOUR HUMAN SIZE. Cronos thinks he won after he ''eats'' you. Really, you wanted to be eaten to retrive the Omphalos Stone from his stomach. How do you get out of his stomach? You ''DISEMBOWEL'' him. More specifically, you ''drive the Blade of Olympus through his flesh, slice him open, and jump out while his intestines are falling out of his body.'' Afterwards, just for pissing off Kratos, you smash the crystal spike keeping Pandora's Temple chained to his back and ''drive it into his lower jaw'' to get up to his head, then ''stab the Blade into his forehead''.
** Hades from the third game. Let's do the short version: you duel the King of the Underworld inside his own palace, literally ripping pieces of flesh off his body and trashing the palace in the process. This leads to a tug-of-war - with the River Styx as the boundary. Once you pull Hades in, you obtain his magical chain-claws...but then the Lord of Death returns once more, so ravaged by your assault that his skull is sticking out of his flesh. After giving him a few more good hits, you sink his own weapon into him and ''tear his soul right out of his body and absorb it'', leaving his body to rot in the Styx as the souls of the dead fly back to the mortal world.
** The final boss fight with Zeus, even though nobody gets giant, is possibly the most truly epic boss in the entire series, as much for the mechanics of the fight which demand you pull out every trick in your arsenal as for the drama that unfolds in tandem with it: Pandora's sacrifice, Gaia's return, and the creepy blacklight sequence in which Kratos finally forgives himself for his sins. Truly the momentous send-off the series deserved.
** Erinys in ''Ghost of Sparta''. After seeing what she [[KickTheDog did]] [[TheWoobie to your soldiers]]?! Sweet revenge!
** Then there's her father, Thanatos. After rescuing Deimos and giving him the Arms of Sparta, Kratos joins him to fight ''the God of Death''. [[spoiler:Deimos is eventually killed by Thanatos during the fight.]] [[UnstoppableRage You almost feel bad for what's about to happen to Thanatos after that.]] But it was ''awesome''.
16th Sep '16 4:38:16 PM mlsmithca
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** The second game gives us the Kayran. The prep and boss battle with the Old Man of the River, the Kayran. A gargantuan, magically mutated Aeschna. That Geralt can impale on a special harpoon trap, slice off its tentacles with his silver sword, ride one of them around the clearing until it brings the ruined bridge down on top of it. Before stuffing a Clock Punk device filled with Grapeshot bombs down its gullet and blowing it up from the inside out. CrazyPrepared at its finest.
** The final battle against Eredin in the third game. Needless to say, it's not only very satisfying to finally cleave the elf a new set of lungs for all he's done, but it's one of the rare cases of AntiClimaxBoss being somewhat of a good thing - it makes one feel the fight is not a titanic struggle against a martial equal, but an effortless display of power on your behalf, against a leader who is more ArrogantKungFuGuy than a true {{Badass}}, only kept alive in the interim against the beast that is Geralt due to Aen Elle armour superiority and his cheap navigator magic. Magic lights to the White Wolf.

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** The second game gives us the Kayran. The prep and boss battle with the Old Man of the River, the Kayran. A Kayran, a gargantuan, magically mutated Aeschna. That Aeschna that Geralt can impale on a special harpoon trap, then slice off its tentacles with his silver sword, sword and ride one of them around the clearing until it brings the ruined bridge down on top of it. Before it before stuffing a Clock Punk device filled with Grapeshot bombs down its gullet and blowing it up from the inside out. CrazyPrepared at its finest.
** The final battle against Eredin in the third game. Needless to say, it's It's not only very satisfying to finally cleave the elf a new set of lungs for all he's done, but it's one of the rare cases of AntiClimaxBoss being somewhat of a good thing - it makes one feel the fight is not a titanic struggle against a martial equal, but an effortless display of power on your behalf, against a leader who is more ArrogantKungFuGuy than a true {{Badass}}, badass, only kept alive in the interim against the beast that is Geralt due to Aen Elle armour superiority and his cheap navigator magic. Magic lights to the White Wolf.
16th Sep '16 1:10:38 PM emperors
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** The final battle against Eredin in the third game. Needless to say, it's not only very satisfying to finally cleave the elf a new set of lungs for all he's done, but it's one of the rare cases of AntiClimaxBoss being somewhat of a good thing - it makes one feel the fight is not a titanic struggle against a martial equal, but an effortless display of power on your behalf, against a leader who is more ArrogantKungFuGuy than a true {{Badass}}, only kept alive in the interim against the beast that is Geralt due to Aen Elle armour superiority and his cheap navigator magic. Magic lights to the White Wolf.
16th Sep '16 12:55:52 PM emperors
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** The second game gives us the Kayran. The prep and boss battle with the Old Man of the River, the Kayran. A gargantuan, magically mutated Aeschna. That Geralt can impale on a special harpoon trap, slice off its tentacles with his silver sword, ride one of them around the clearing until it brings the ruined bridge down on top of it. Before stuffing a Clock Punk device filled with Grapeshot bombs down its gullet and blowing it up from the inside out. CrazyPrepared at its finest.
6th Sep '16 7:09:42 PM mlsmithca
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6th Sep '16 5:21:15 PM Morbuss
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* ''Franchise/CallOfDuty'' has had a few great boss battles over the course of its history, mostly in the extra game-types.
** Extinction Mode, from ''[[VideoGame/CallOfDutyGhosts Ghosts]]'' has three great bosses to take on: the Breeder, a large beast capable of spawning additional aliens, and is also fairly heavily armored; the Kraken, a gigantic sea dweller fought on the cargo deck of a ship who can acidify the floor save for a few islands immune to the acid, and you can fight back with [[MoreDakka mounted heavy machine guns]]; and the Ancestors, the BigBad of the saga, who are fought en mass in the finale to the final mission.
** ''VideoGame/NaziZombies'' has a couple of notable boss battles, ranging from defensive ''hold the line'' rounds to true battles against bosses. The first boss battle in the series was the finale to the Mob of the Dead mission, where Weasel has to fight off his co-conspirators on the Golden Gate bridge. In ''Zetsubou no Shima'', the Origins crew must fight a giant Thrasher in order to free the original Takeo; while in ''Gorod Krovi'', the team fights against the original Nikolai who is piloting a mecha.


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14th Aug '16 12:12:02 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'':
** The Scarab Battle. While not technically a boss, when combined with the bgm, and all the other marines rallying behind Master Chief, bringing it down is surely an ego boost for many.
** For added awesome in the dual-Scarab battle, play with a friend and have him pilot a Hornet while you jump into a passenger seat. When he flies over one of the Scarabs, bail out and jump right on top of the beast. With luck, the guards on the Scarab will be too busy firing at the Marines above and below them to notice and you can slip right by them and take out the core with relative ease. Have them extract you off of the roof of the Scarab as it melts down or the ground after you jump off and repeat...
** The last boss, 343 Guilty Spark, for the sole reason that he's an annoying fuck and blasting him was one of the most satisfying acts ever.
** ''Halo 2'' has Tartarus, Cheiftain of the [[KillerSpaceMonkey Brutes]]. He's an 8 foot tall gorilla with a ''really'' bad temper, who is leading an entire race of crazy apes with nail guns but he has more than a nail gun, instead he has a [[DropTheHammer huge-assed hammer]] which sends enemies 50 meters away and his energy shield is almost indestructible, it takes three shots from a beam sniper to take it down and you still just has three seconds to shoot him as much as possible before the shield is back online.
* ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'':
** This is followed up, where there are no less than ''three'' Scarab battles, which combine both BestBossEver and BestLevelEver in varying amounts. You get to fight a Scarab on [=ATVs=] with Rocket Launchers, then you get to fight a Scarab at the conclusion of a massive tank battle. What could possibly top that? Oh yeah, [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome fighting TWO Scarabs in the midst of a massive aerial battle]].
** The last part of "The Ark" is fighting a Brute Chieftain, half a dozen Jump Pack Brutes, and two Jackal Marksmen. A little known fact is that if you don't go in guns blazing, you can actually fight the Chieftain on his own while his allies just watch the fight. So basically, you have the [[SelfImposedChallenge chance]] to beat a [[DropTheHammer Brute Chieftain]] on your own ''with nothing but melee attacks''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'':
** While technically not a boss battle, as soon as you reach [[spoiler: the UNSC ]]''[[spoiler:Infinity]]'', it's under attack by [[MechaMooks Prometheans]] and the Covenant remnant. To cap off that level, you're stationed on the deck of the ship, guns firing left and right, while the [[spoiler:Didact]] keeps scanning the ship. To add to this, you're in a ''[[HumongousMecha Mantis]]''.
** Another one in Spartan Ops is you, three friends, four Mantises vs. a thousand Banshees and Phantoms.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
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''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'':
** *** The Scarab Battle. While not technically a boss, when combined with the bgm, and all the other marines rallying behind Master Chief, bringing it down is surely an ego boost for many.
** For added awesome in the dual-Scarab battle, play with a friend and have him pilot a Hornet while you jump into a passenger seat. When he flies over one of the Scarabs, bail out and jump right on top of the beast. With luck, the guards on the Scarab will be too busy firing at the Marines above and below them to notice and you can slip right by them and take out the core with relative ease. Have them extract you off of the roof of the Scarab as it melts down or the ground after you jump off and repeat...
** The last boss, 343 Guilty Spark, for the sole reason that he's an annoying fuck and blasting him was one of the most satisfying acts ever.
** ''Halo 2'' has
*** Tartarus, Cheiftain Chieftain of the [[KillerSpaceMonkey Brutes]]. He's an 8 foot tall gorilla with a ''really'' bad temper, who is leading an entire race of crazy apes with nail guns but he has more than a nail gun, instead he has a [[DropTheHammer huge-assed hammer]] which sends enemies 50 meters away and his energy shield is almost indestructible, it takes three shots from a beam sniper to take it down and you still just has three seconds to shoot him as much as possible before the shield is back online.
* ** ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'':
** This is followed up, where there *** There are no less than ''three'' Scarab battles, which combine both BestBossEver and BestLevelEver in varying amounts. You get to fight a Scarab on [=ATVs=] with Rocket Launchers, then you get to fight a Scarab at the conclusion of a massive tank battle. What could possibly top that? Oh yeah, [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome fighting TWO Scarabs in the midst of a massive aerial battle]].
** *** For added awesome in the dual-Scarab battle, play with a friend and have him pilot a Hornet while you jump into a passenger seat. When he flies over one of the Scarabs, bail out and jump right on top of the beast. With luck, the guards on the Scarab will be too busy firing at the Marines above and below them to notice and you can slip right by them and take out the core with relative ease. Have them extract you off of the roof of the Scarab as it melts down or the ground after you jump off and repeat...
*** The last boss, 343 Guilty Spark, for the sole reason that he's an annoying fuck and blasting him was one of the most satisfying acts ever.
***
The last part of "The Ark" is fighting a Brute Chieftain, half a dozen Jump Pack Brutes, and two Jackal Marksmen. A little known fact is that if you don't go in guns blazing, you can actually fight the Chieftain on his own while his allies just watch the fight. So basically, you have the [[SelfImposedChallenge chance]] to beat a [[DropTheHammer Brute Chieftain]] on your own ''with nothing but melee attacks''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'':
** While technically not ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'': The Goblin in Warzone is a boss battle, as soon as MiniMecha with a large variety of powerful attacks, and you reach [[spoiler: the UNSC ]]''[[spoiler:Infinity]]'', ''will'' need teamwork to take it down. Also, it's under attack piloted by [[MechaMooks Prometheans]] a trash-talking [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Grunt]] who's yelling at you through a megaphone the entire time. It's a lovely mix of terror and the Covenant remnant. To cap off that level, you're stationed on the deck of the ship, guns firing left and right, while the [[spoiler:Didact]] keeps scanning the ship. To add to this, you're in a ''[[HumongousMecha Mantis]]''.
** Another one in Spartan Ops is you, three friends, four Mantises vs. a thousand Banshees and Phantoms.
hilarity.
16th Jul '16 7:54:31 PM mlsmithca
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* VideoGame/FireEmblemFates has it's three final bosses in each route, much like it's predecessor ''Awakening''. It's worth mentioning that they all play [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome End of All]], one of the best themes in the game.

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* VideoGame/FireEmblemFates has it's its three final bosses in each route, much like it's its predecessor ''Awakening''. It's worth mentioning that they all play [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic End of All]], one of the best themes in the game.



** The ''Conquest'' final boss is [[spoiler:Double Anankos!Takumi]], [[and boy, ThatOneBoss he's one tough motherfucker,]] but it pays off by being inmensely satisfying as a fitting end for the hell that is the ''Conquest'' route (''especially'' on [[HarderThanHard Lunatic)]]. Unlike Garon, he's only fought in the ''Conquest'' Endgame as opposed to being fought in both it's Chapter 27 and Endgame like Garon, since the latter had already been defeated in the previous chapter. But still, after an incredibly aggravating (but epic) struggle to reach him, he reveals himself as an extremely tough boss as [[spoiler:he's basically paired with a clone of himself, with the Bold Stance that basically turns it into the ''Pair Up mechanic from Awakening''.]] All coupled with several skills that make him harder, when you finally beat him you'll likely cry of happiness as you've finally [[JustForPun conquered]] the NintendoHard hell that is ''Conquest''. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVKrpiphCuo And it's all accompanied by a slightly different version of the previously mentioned theme.]]

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** The ''Conquest'' final boss is [[spoiler:Double Anankos!Takumi]], [[and [[ThatOneBoss and boy, ThatOneBoss he's one tough motherfucker,]] but it pays off by being inmensely satisfying as a fitting end for the hell that is the ''Conquest'' route (''especially'' on [[HarderThanHard Lunatic)]]. Unlike Garon, he's only fought in the ''Conquest'' Endgame as opposed to being fought in both it's Chapter 27 and Endgame like Garon, since the latter had already been defeated in the previous chapter. But still, after an incredibly aggravating (but epic) struggle to reach him, he reveals himself as an extremely tough boss as [[spoiler:he's basically paired with a clone of himself, with the Bold Stance that basically turns it into the ''Pair Up mechanic from Awakening''.]] All coupled with several skills that make him harder, when you finally beat him you'll likely cry of happiness as you've finally [[JustForPun conquered]] the NintendoHard hell that is ''Conquest''. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVKrpiphCuo And it's all accompanied by a slightly different version of the previously mentioned theme.]]
16th Jul '16 4:19:14 PM SergeBernhardt
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** The ''Birthright'' final boss is the [[BigBad Nohrian King Garon,]] fought in his Nohrian King form in Chapter 27, in the throne room of Castle Krakenburg, not only getting to him is fairly difficult as the stage is large and full of dangers, but Garon himself is very tough as well, as he's equipped with the Bölverk axe, which not only can deal a ton of damage, but ''it has a 90% chance of hitting you, on top of a 10% of critting you, possibly killing your units in the process''. And if you manage to defeat him, he enters his [[OneWingedAngel Blight Dragon form]], who is also one of the very few bosses who can move in the ''entire series'', but only after he uses the four Dragon Veins he has. And while he's not as strong as in his human form, he still manages to be a tricky but amazing boss to beat. All of that coupled with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9J0_RYhWMw one of the most epic themes in the game]].

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** The ''Birthright'' final boss is the [[BigBad Nohrian King Garon,]] fought in his Nohrian King form in Chapter 27, in the throne room of Castle Krakenburg, not only getting to him is fairly difficult as the stage is large and full of dangers, but Garon himself is very tough as well, as he's equipped with the Bölverk axe, which not only can deal a ton of damage, but ''it has a 90% chance of hitting you, on top of a 10% of critting you, possibly killing your units in the process''. And if you manage to defeat him, he enters his [[OneWingedAngel Blight Dragon form]], who is also one of the very few bosses who can move in the ''entire series'', but only after he uses the four Dragon Veins he has. And while he's not as strong as in his human form, he still manages to be a tricky but amazing boss to beat. All of that coupled with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9J0_RYhWMw one of the most epic themes in the game]].



** The ''Revelation'' final boss, which is also the TrueFinalBoss of ''Fates'' as a whole, puts the other two final bosses and even ''Grima'' to shame when it comes to spectacle. Like Garon, you fight [[spoiler:Anankos]] in two phases between Chapter 27 and the Endgame itself. The mask itself is rather tough, being equipped with the Dragonskin and Status Immunity along with some rather high stats, but after you defeat it, the real deal comes: [[spoiler:Anankos]] turns into [[OneWingedAngel his much larger Silent Dragon form,]] and the whole Endgame is centered about fighting [[spoiler:Anankos,]] which rivals ''Radiant Dawn'''s FinalBoss when it comes to complexity: you have to destroy his arms, then his head, and ''then'' his heart (the last of which is fought very similar to ''Awakening'''s Grima). All of them are quite tough, as they sport the same skills as the mask form, but on top of that they hit even harder and can even kill units easily. That, while the camera does some really epic pans to show [[spoiler:Anankos' attacks]] off. Coupled with Vallites swarming you constantly, the boss itself putting you on your toes and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKOEvNOM4DI yet another version of the previously mentioned epic theme,]] making for an epic confrontation, if not as insanely hard as, say, the ''Conquest'' final boss.

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** The ''Revelation'' final boss, which is also the TrueFinalBoss of ''Fates'' as a whole, puts the other two final bosses and even ''Grima'' to shame when it comes to spectacle. Like Garon, you fight [[spoiler:Anankos]] in two phases between Chapter 27 and the Endgame itself. The mask itself is rather tough, being equipped with the Dragonskin and Status Immunity along with some rather high stats, but after you defeat it, the real deal comes: [[spoiler:Anankos]] turns into [[OneWingedAngel his much larger Silent Dragon form,]] and the whole Endgame is centered about fighting [[spoiler:Anankos,]] which rivals the FinalBoss of ''Radiant Dawn'''s FinalBoss Dawn'' when it comes to complexity: you have to destroy his arms, then his head, and ''then'' his heart (the last of which is fought very similar to ''Awakening'''s Grima). All of them are quite tough, as they sport the same skills as the mask form, but on top of that they hit even harder and can even kill units easily. That, while the camera does some really epic pans to show [[spoiler:Anankos' attacks]] off. Coupled with Vallites swarming you constantly, the boss itself putting you on your toes and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKOEvNOM4DI yet another version of the previously mentioned epic theme,]] making for an epic confrontation, if not as insanely hard as, say, the ''Conquest'' final boss.
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