History AwesomeBosses / TalesSeries

3rd Sep '17 6:18:01 AM Piterpicher
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** The FinalBoss is an epic, three-stage ([[spoiler:four if you count the last part with Tear singing the Grand Fonic Hymn]]) clash against one of, if not ''the'', best-written antagonists in the whole series. The music is some of the best in the franchise, [[spoiler:MichaelMcConnohie]]'s voice work is just ''[[LargeHam tremendously]]'' [[LargeHam glorious]] and the fact that every character gets their own special take on the scene if they're the party leader is just the icing on the cake. It's a wonderful way to end the game and, in hindsight, it's a beautiful sendoff to the [[WellIntentionedExtremist morally grey antagonists]] that the series became loved for during the GC/[=PS2=] generation.

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** The FinalBoss is an epic, three-stage ([[spoiler:four if you count the last part with Tear singing the Grand Fonic Hymn]]) clash against one of, if not ''the'', best-written antagonists in the whole series. The music is some of the best in the franchise, [[spoiler:MichaelMcConnohie]]'s [[spoiler:Creator/MichaelMcConnohie]]'s voice work is just ''[[LargeHam tremendously]]'' [[LargeHam glorious]] and the fact that every character gets their own special take on the scene if they're the party leader is just the icing on the cake. It's a wonderful way to end the game and, in hindsight, it's a beautiful sendoff to the [[WellIntentionedExtremist morally grey antagonists]] that the series became loved for during the GC/[=PS2=] generation.
25th Jul '17 8:06:48 PM mlsmithca
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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria'':
** Just about all of the [[spoiler: fights against the four Abbey members, Oscar, Teresa, Shigure, and Melchior]] are loved, partly due to how [[spoiler: frantic Oscar's is]], how [[spoiler: Shigure]] is liked in general, and how [[spoiler: cathartic it is to finally get to beat up Melchior]]. It helps that [[spoiler: Oscar is the first armatized enemy with a Malak]], and uses artes very similar to [[spoiler: Sorey and Rose when armatized with Zaveid or Dezel]].

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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria'':
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''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria'': Just about all of the [[spoiler: fights against the four Abbey members, Oscar, Teresa, Shigure, and Melchior]] are loved, partly due to how [[spoiler: frantic Oscar's is]], how [[spoiler: Shigure]] is liked in general, and how [[spoiler: cathartic it is to finally get to beat up Melchior]]. It helps that [[spoiler: Oscar is the first armatized enemy with a Malak]], and uses artes very similar to [[spoiler: Sorey and Rose when armatized with Zaveid or Dezel]].
25th Jul '17 5:43:23 PM Nicoaln
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* The FightingYourFriend duels in ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'' aren't all that dramatic, but they're ''very'' satisfying. The battle system is a lot of fun, but with four people on your team and multiple enemies it sometimes feels like just a lot of colour and noise. With just Asbel facing down [[spoiler: Hubert, Sophie or Malik,]] though, it turns into a real test of skill. Beating [[spoiler: Hubert]] by the well in Strahta is ''especially'' satisfying after his unwinnable boss fight earlier in the game. Oh, and special mention to Cheria's duel against Pascal for the same reasons, although slightly cheapened by the fact that she's [[spoiler: just doing it to get Pascal to take a bath.]]
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfHearts'' has the gloriously chaotic fight against Chalcedony, Peridot and Pyrox all at once. Noteworthy in that while most Tales games have the rival character you will have a one-on-one battle with, Hearts puts you up against an entire rival team all at once, resulting in an incredibly fast-paced and frantic fight where managing your party members is more essential to winning than it ever is in any other fight in the game. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FPHtv9Mz9U The music is spectacular too.]]

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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'':
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The FightingYourFriend duels in ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'' aren't all that dramatic, but they're ''very'' satisfying. The battle system is a lot of fun, but with four people on your team and multiple enemies it sometimes feels like just a lot of colour and noise. With just Asbel facing down [[spoiler: Hubert, Sophie or Malik,]] though, it turns into a real test of skill. Beating [[spoiler: Hubert]] by the well in Strahta is ''especially'' satisfying after his unwinnable boss fight earlier in the game. Oh, and special mention to Cheria's duel against Pascal for the same reasons, although slightly cheapened by the fact that she's [[spoiler: just doing it to get Pascal to take a bath.]]
** The [[spoiler: Fodra Queen]] at the very end. Not the FinalBoss, but the TrueFinalBoss. The boss actually uses a StanceSystem (Somewhat similar to Asbel) and alternates between them at certain points of the fight, forcing the players to adapt their strategies and watch more than just "In front of them".
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfHearts'' has the gloriously chaotic fight against Chalcedony, Peridot and Pyrox all at once. Noteworthy in that while most Tales games have the rival character you will have a one-on-one battle with, Hearts puts you up against an entire rival team all at once, resulting in an incredibly fast-paced and frantic fight where managing your party members is more essential to winning than it ever is in any other fight in the game. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FPHtv9Mz9U The music is spectacular too.]]]] The only real downside is that the game can absolutely lag like ''mad''.
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria'':
** Just about all of the [[spoiler: fights against the four Abbey members, Oscar, Teresa, Shigure, and Melchior]] are loved, partly due to how [[spoiler: frantic Oscar's is]], how [[spoiler: Shigure]] is liked in general, and how [[spoiler: cathartic it is to finally get to beat up Melchior]]. It helps that [[spoiler: Oscar is the first armatized enemy with a Malak]], and uses artes very similar to [[spoiler: Sorey and Rose when armatized with Zaveid or Dezel]].
6th Nov '16 10:03:22 AM mlsmithca
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** And if that fight really wasn't good enough, maybe one of the game's many {{Bonus Boss}}es are. Specifically, the cameo battle. ''Tales'' fans must have been wondering when a character from the Gamecube / [=PS2=] generation (i.e., ''Symphonia'', ''Legendia'', ''Abyss'') would show up as an extra boss in the main series. Such a character was finally chosen for the boss fight at the end of the optional Labyrinth of Memories. That character? ''[[{{Badass}} Kratos]] [[TheStoic motherfriggin']] [[AntiHero Aurion]]'', the only character to ever beat out [[VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny Leon Magnus]] in [[PopularityPower Tales popularity polls]] (besides Yuri himself, ironically), voiced by Cam Clarke as the original was, using all the same powerful techniques, including the first appearance of his [[LimitBreak Mystic Arte]], Shining Bind, on Western shores. Clashing swords with him is just as awesome as it was back in Symphonia, if not more so.

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** And if that fight really wasn't good enough, maybe one of the game's many {{Bonus Boss}}es are. Specifically, the cameo battle. ''Tales'' fans must have been wondering when a character from the Gamecube / [=PS2=] generation (i.e., ''Symphonia'', ''Legendia'', ''Abyss'') would show up as an extra boss in the main series. Such a character was finally chosen for the boss fight at the end of the optional Labyrinth of Memories. That character? ''[[{{Badass}} Kratos]] ''Kratos [[TheStoic motherfriggin']] [[AntiHero Aurion]]'', the only character to ever beat out [[VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny Leon Magnus]] in [[PopularityPower Tales popularity polls]] (besides Yuri himself, ironically), voiced by Cam Clarke as the original was, using all the same powerful techniques, including the first appearance of his [[LimitBreak Mystic Arte]], Shining Bind, on Western shores. Clashing swords with him is just as awesome as it was back in Symphonia, if not more so.
15th Jun '16 4:17:38 AM Pocketim
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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfHearts'' has the gloriously chaotic fight against Chalcedony, Peridot and Pyrox all at once. Noteworthy in that while most Tales games have the rival character you will have a one-on-one battle with, Hearts puts you up against an entire rival team all at once, resulting in an incredibly fast-paced and frantic fight where managing your party members is more essential to winning than it ever is in any other fight in the game. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FPHtv9Mz9U The music is spectacular too.]]
4th Jun '16 10:43:58 PM nombretomado
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** The FinalBoss is an epic, three-stage ([[spoiler:four if you count the last part with Tear singing the Grand Fonic Hymn]]) clash against one of, if not ''the'', best-written antagonists in the whole series. The music is some of the best in the franchise, [[spoiler:MichaelMcConnohie]]'s voice work is just ''[[LargeHam tremendously]]'' [[LargeHam glorious]] and the fact that every character gets their own special take on the scene if they're the party leader is just the icing on the cake. It's a wonderful way to end the game and, in hindsight, it's a beautiful sendoff to the [[WellIntentionedExtremist morally grey antagonists]] that the series became loved for during the GC/PS2 generation.

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** The FinalBoss is an epic, three-stage ([[spoiler:four if you count the last part with Tear singing the Grand Fonic Hymn]]) clash against one of, if not ''the'', best-written antagonists in the whole series. The music is some of the best in the franchise, [[spoiler:MichaelMcConnohie]]'s voice work is just ''[[LargeHam tremendously]]'' [[LargeHam glorious]] and the fact that every character gets their own special take on the scene if they're the party leader is just the icing on the cake. It's a wonderful way to end the game and, in hindsight, it's a beautiful sendoff to the [[WellIntentionedExtremist morally grey antagonists]] that the series became loved for during the GC/PS2 GC/[=PS2=] generation.



** And if that fight really wasn't good enough, maybe one of the game's many {{Bonus Boss}}es are. Specifically, the cameo battle. ''Tales'' fans must have been wondering when a character from the Gamecube / PS2 generation (i.e., ''Symphonia'', ''Legendia'', ''Abyss'') would show up as an extra boss in the main series. Such a character was finally chosen for the boss fight at the end of the optional Labyrinth of Memories. That character? ''[[{{Badass}} Kratos]] [[TheStoic motherfriggin']] [[AntiHero Aurion]]'', the only character to ever beat out [[VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny Leon Magnus]] in [[PopularityPower Tales popularity polls]] (besides Yuri himself, ironically), voiced by Cam Clarke as the original was, using all the same powerful techniques, including the first appearance of his [[LimitBreak Mystic Arte]], Shining Bind, on Western shores. Clashing swords with him is just as awesome as it was back in Symphonia, if not more so.

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** And if that fight really wasn't good enough, maybe one of the game's many {{Bonus Boss}}es are. Specifically, the cameo battle. ''Tales'' fans must have been wondering when a character from the Gamecube / PS2 [=PS2=] generation (i.e., ''Symphonia'', ''Legendia'', ''Abyss'') would show up as an extra boss in the main series. Such a character was finally chosen for the boss fight at the end of the optional Labyrinth of Memories. That character? ''[[{{Badass}} Kratos]] [[TheStoic motherfriggin']] [[AntiHero Aurion]]'', the only character to ever beat out [[VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny Leon Magnus]] in [[PopularityPower Tales popularity polls]] (besides Yuri himself, ironically), voiced by Cam Clarke as the original was, using all the same powerful techniques, including the first appearance of his [[LimitBreak Mystic Arte]], Shining Bind, on Western shores. Clashing swords with him is just as awesome as it was back in Symphonia, if not more so.
25th May '16 6:02:53 PM nombretomado
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** Team battle mode in the coliseum of the {{PS3}} version. Your chosen party of four will fight [[spoiler:Schwann and his brigade (Leblanc, Adecor, and Boccos)]], then [[spoiler:Clint, Tison, and Nan plus a helmeted Karol]], ''then'' [[spoiler:all four previous Tales cameos - Barbatos, Shizel, Dhaos, and Kratos]]...and ''then'', just when you think the awesomeness has already overloaded, [[spoiler:''the rest of your party'' comes in to fight the four you chose]]. Each of these battles is like a full-blown fight against a rival adventuring party, [[spoiler:especially the last one, for obvious reasons,]] and the fact that it's all in a row makes you wonder if even the {{PS3}} is powerful enough to contain such epicness!

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** Team battle mode in the coliseum of the {{PS3}} UsefulNotes/{{PS3}} version. Your chosen party of four will fight [[spoiler:Schwann and his brigade (Leblanc, Adecor, and Boccos)]], then [[spoiler:Clint, Tison, and Nan plus a helmeted Karol]], ''then'' [[spoiler:all four previous Tales cameos - Barbatos, Shizel, Dhaos, and Kratos]]...and ''then'', just when you think the awesomeness has already overloaded, [[spoiler:''the rest of your party'' comes in to fight the four you chose]]. Each of these battles is like a full-blown fight against a rival adventuring party, [[spoiler:especially the last one, for obvious reasons,]] and the fact that it's all in a row makes you wonder if even the {{PS3}} [=PS3=] is powerful enough to contain such epicness!
14th Apr '16 4:35:03 PM mlsmithca
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** And if that fight really wasn't good enough, maybe one of the game's many {{Bonus Boss}}es are. Specifically, the cameo battle. ''Tales'' fans must have been wondering when a character from the Gamecube / PS2 generation (i.e., ''Symphonia'', ''Legendia'', ''Abyss'') would show up as an extra boss in the main series. Such a character was finally chosen for the boss fight at the end of the optional Labyrinth of Memories. That character? ''[[{{Badass}} Kratos]] [[TheStoic motherfriggin']] [[AntiHero Aurion]]'', the only character to ever beat out [[VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny Leon Magnus]] in [[PopularityPower Tales popularity polls]] (besides Yuri himself, ironically), voiced by Cam Clarke as the original was, using all the same powerful techniques, including the first appearance of his [[LimitBreak Mystic Arte]], Shining Bind, on Western shores. Clashing swords with him is just as awesome as it was back in Symphonia. If not moreso.
** Team battle mode in the coliseum of the {{PS3}} version. Your chosen party of four will fight [[spoiler:Schwann and his brigade (Leblanc, Adecor, and Boccos)]], then [[spoiler:Clint, Tison, and Nan plus a helmeted Karol]], ''then'' [[spoiler:all four previous Tales cameos - Barbatos, Shizel, Dhaos, and Kratos]]...and ''THEN'', just when you think the awesomeness has already overloaded, [[spoiler:''the rest of your party'' comes in to fight the four you chose]]. Each of these battles is like a full-blown fight against a rival adventuring party, [[spoiler:especially the last one, for obvious reasons,]] and the fact that it's all in a row makes you wonder if even the {{PS3}} is powerful enough to contain such epicness!

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** And if that fight really wasn't good enough, maybe one of the game's many {{Bonus Boss}}es are. Specifically, the cameo battle. ''Tales'' fans must have been wondering when a character from the Gamecube / PS2 generation (i.e., ''Symphonia'', ''Legendia'', ''Abyss'') would show up as an extra boss in the main series. Such a character was finally chosen for the boss fight at the end of the optional Labyrinth of Memories. That character? ''[[{{Badass}} Kratos]] [[TheStoic motherfriggin']] [[AntiHero Aurion]]'', the only character to ever beat out [[VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny Leon Magnus]] in [[PopularityPower Tales popularity polls]] (besides Yuri himself, ironically), voiced by Cam Clarke as the original was, using all the same powerful techniques, including the first appearance of his [[LimitBreak Mystic Arte]], Shining Bind, on Western shores. Clashing swords with him is just as awesome as it was back in Symphonia. If Symphonia, if not moreso.
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** Team battle mode in the coliseum of the {{PS3}} version. Your chosen party of four will fight [[spoiler:Schwann and his brigade (Leblanc, Adecor, and Boccos)]], then [[spoiler:Clint, Tison, and Nan plus a helmeted Karol]], ''then'' [[spoiler:all four previous Tales cameos - Barbatos, Shizel, Dhaos, and Kratos]]...and ''THEN'', ''then'', just when you think the awesomeness has already overloaded, [[spoiler:''the rest of your party'' comes in to fight the four you chose]]. Each of these battles is like a full-blown fight against a rival adventuring party, [[spoiler:especially the last one, for obvious reasons,]] and the fact that it's all in a row makes you wonder if even the {{PS3}} is powerful enough to contain such epicness!
14th Apr '16 9:31:30 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** And if that fight really wasn't good enough, maybe one of the game's many {{Bonus Boss}}es are. Specifically, the cameo battle. ''Tales'' fans must have been wondering when a character from the Gamecube / PS2 generation (i.e., ''Symphonia'', ''Legendia'', ''Abyss'') would show up as an extra boss in the main series. Such a character was finally chosen for the boss fight at the end of the optional Labyrinth of Memories. That character? ''[[{{Badass}} Kratos]] [[TheStoic motherfriggin']] [[AntiHero Aurion]]'', the only character to ever beat out [[VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny Leon Magnus]] in [[PopularityPower Tales popularity polls]] (besides Yuri himself, ironically), [[HeyItsThatVoice voiced by Cam Clarke]] as the original was, using all the same powerful techniques, including the first appearance of his [[LimitBreak Mystic Arte]], Shining Bind, on Western shores. Clashing swords with him is just as awesome as it was back in Symphonia. If not moreso.

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** And if that fight really wasn't good enough, maybe one of the game's many {{Bonus Boss}}es are. Specifically, the cameo battle. ''Tales'' fans must have been wondering when a character from the Gamecube / PS2 generation (i.e., ''Symphonia'', ''Legendia'', ''Abyss'') would show up as an extra boss in the main series. Such a character was finally chosen for the boss fight at the end of the optional Labyrinth of Memories. That character? ''[[{{Badass}} Kratos]] [[TheStoic motherfriggin']] [[AntiHero Aurion]]'', the only character to ever beat out [[VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny Leon Magnus]] in [[PopularityPower Tales popularity polls]] (besides Yuri himself, ironically), [[HeyItsThatVoice voiced by Cam Clarke]] Clarke as the original was, using all the same powerful techniques, including the first appearance of his [[LimitBreak Mystic Arte]], Shining Bind, on Western shores. Clashing swords with him is just as awesome as it was back in Symphonia. If not moreso.
23rd Feb '15 7:16:07 PM mlsmithca
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** Without a doubt, the most iconic would be [[spoiler:Luke and Asch]]'s [[DuelBoss final duel]], with the brilliant [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SHM-7qMiDs "Meaning of Birth"]] as BGM. Not only it's an exciting duel to play, but also it has an amazingly cathartic scenario, since [[spoiler:Luke and Asch]] finally settle down the score and give closure to their respective arcs. [[spoiler:Both characters finally stop defining themselves based on the other one, Luke completely overcomes his CloningBlues and Asch acknowledges once again his identity as the original Luke fon Fabre]]. The final battle, although it does provide a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome in its own right, actually pales in comparison to the emotional impact of this duel. One of the most unforgettable Boss fights ever seen in an EasternRPG during the 128-bit era, if not ever.

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** Without a doubt, the most iconic would be [[spoiler:Luke and Asch]]'s [[DuelBoss final duel]], with the brilliant [[https://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SHM-7qMiDs "Meaning of Birth"]] as BGM. Not only it's is it an exciting duel to play, but also it has an amazingly cathartic scenario, since [[spoiler:Luke and Asch]] finally settle down the score and give closure to their respective arcs. [[spoiler:Both characters finally stop defining themselves based on the other one, Luke completely overcomes his CloningBlues and Asch acknowledges once again his identity as the original Luke fon Fabre]]. The final battle, although it does provide a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome in its own right, actually pales in comparison to the emotional impact of this duel. One of the most unforgettable Boss fights ever seen in an EasternRPG during the 128-bit era, if not ever.



* Whatever you may feel about the ContestedSequel ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld'', it's hard to deny how awesome the final boss fight against [[spoiler:Richter]] is. Firstly, the party gets down to business after a relatively short conversation, a welcome reprieve from the villain going "JustBetweenYouAndMe" for ten minutes before any action starts; second, as they're fighting him, the party tries to [[TalkingIsAFreeAction talk some sense into him]], reminding him of his {{catchphrase}} and ideals; third, the boss is [[IncendiaryExponent on fire]]; and finally, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lr23K-m2bng the battle theme, "The Wilderness of Sadness",]] is one of the most badass final battle themes ever. Seriously, the game is probably worth it for that song alone. And also, [[spoiler:the two fights after that if you got the true ending.]]

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* Whatever you may feel about the ContestedSequel ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld'', it's hard to deny how awesome the final boss fight against [[spoiler:Richter]] is. Firstly, the party gets down to business after a relatively short conversation, a welcome reprieve from the villain going "JustBetweenYouAndMe" for ten minutes before any action starts; second, as they're fighting him, the party tries to [[TalkingIsAFreeAction talk some sense into him]], reminding him of his {{catchphrase}} and ideals; third, the boss is [[IncendiaryExponent on fire]]; and finally, [[https://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lr23K-m2bng the battle theme, "The Wilderness of Sadness",]] is one of the most badass final battle themes ever. Seriously, the game is probably worth it for that song alone. And also, [[spoiler:the two fights after that if you got the true ending.]]
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