History DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu / VideoGames

28th Nov '17 11:22:19 AM HeyFella
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** And then Bowser LITERALLY punches it out with a series of powerful punches.

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** And then Bowser LITERALLY punches it out with a series of powerful superpowerful punches.
28th Nov '17 11:18:55 AM HeyFella
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* ''[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story]]'' has Bowser go up against a being of pure darkness [[spoiler:using his form]] that has more than enough power to destroy the world, and ''repeatedly'' overpowers it with brute strength alone. The only part the Bros. play in the battle is helping to make sure it doesn't get back up again ''after'' Bowser has knocked the core out of its gut (he wins at inhaling the thing, too). Did you just prove yourself better than Cthulhu at everything he tries?
** And then Bowser LITERALLY punches it out with a series of {{Megaton Punch}}es.
*** And then, in MarioAndLuigiDreamTeam, The final boss is [[spoiler: Bowser as a RealityWarper, possibly more badass than ever]]. Then the Mario Bros come along and fight him. For the first time, there's no EleventhHourSuperpower for Mario when the final boss shows up. The Mario Bros fight him head on, with the only help they get being a bit of healing at the start of battle. Being Mario and Luigi, they win, but it's still one of the most powerful foes they've ever faced.

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* ''[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story]]'' has Bowser [[VillainProtagonist Bowser]] go up against a being of pure darkness [[spoiler:using his form]] that has more than enough power to destroy the world, and ''repeatedly'' overpowers it with brute strength alone. The only part the Bros. play in the battle is helping to make sure it doesn't get back up again ''after'' Bowser has knocked the core out of its gut (he wins at inhaling the thing, too). Did you just prove yourself better than Cthulhu at everything he tries?
** And then Bowser LITERALLY punches it out with a series of {{Megaton Punch}}es.
powerful punches.
*** And then, in MarioAndLuigiDreamTeam, The final boss is [[spoiler: Bowser as a RealityWarper, possibly more badass than ever]]. Then the Mario Bros Bros. come along and fight him. For the first time, there's no EleventhHourSuperpower for Mario when the final boss shows up. The Mario Bros Bros. fight him head on, with the only help they get being a bit of healing at the start of the battle. Being Mario and Luigi, they win, but it's still one of the most powerful foes they've ever faced.
17th Nov '17 5:45:46 AM Cryoclaste
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* [[SpyroTheDragon Spyro]] and [[ActionGirl Cynder]] manage to kill the Destroyer, a mythological monster whose meant to destroy the world when it awakens, by destroying every dark crystal in its entire body, including flying into its body and destroying its heart. [[BigBad Malefor]] restores it to life himself, but doesn't count as BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu since the 'Cthulhu' in question would've been dead for real had Malefor not been there to revive it.

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* [[SpyroTheDragon [[Franchise/SpyroTheDragon Spyro]] and [[ActionGirl Cynder]] manage to kill the Destroyer, a mythological monster whose meant to destroy the world when it awakens, by destroying every dark crystal in its entire body, including flying into its body and destroying its heart. [[BigBad Malefor]] restores it to life himself, but doesn't count as BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu since the 'Cthulhu' in question would've been dead for real had Malefor not been there to revive it.
9th Nov '17 11:05:17 AM BeerBaron
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** Played with concerning the Daedra throughout the series. The mortal forms they take when on Mundus, the mortal plane, can be killed and destroyed, but their essence always returns to Oblivion where it can be reformed. Instead of "death", physically ruining a Daedra's body is called "banishment". To date, while Daedra have been beaten, battered, and even fundamentally changed, nothing in the setting has ever been able to truly "kill" one. That said, even [[PowersThatBe Daedric Princes]] are vulnerable to banishment, and it is considered a highly unpleasant experience by daedra nonetheless.
** Averted in ''Battlespire''. When confronting [[BigBad Mehrunes Dagon]] you do not in fact kill him; rather, your weapon allows you to sever his connection to reality, collapsing the bubble dimension and forcing him back into Oblivion.

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** Played with concerning the Daedra throughout the series. The mortal forms they take when on Mundus, the mortal plane, can be killed and destroyed, but their essence always returns to Oblivion where it can be reformed. Instead of "death", physically ruining a Daedra's body is called "banishment". To date, while Daedra have been beaten, battered, and even fundamentally changed, nothing in the setting has ever been able to truly "kill" one. That said, even [[PowersThatBe [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Princes]] are vulnerable to banishment, and it is considered a highly unpleasant experience by daedra nonetheless.
** Averted Defied in ''Battlespire''. When confronting [[BigBad ''Battlespire'', where any attempt to attack Mehrunes Dagon]] Dagon results in your instant death. Although you do not in fact kill him; rather, your weapon allows you to sever his connection to reality, collapsing banish him by striking him (once) with a sword, that's only the bubble dimension and forcing last of a chain of actions resulting in him back into Oblivion.getting banished (not killed).



*** Averted when the player finally confronts the BigBad, Mehrunes Dagon. As you're up against an evil god who just tore reality a new one, the actual fighting is left to your companion, the descendent of a god himself. The best your character can do is stagger Dagon for a few seconds to buy time for [[spoiler:Martin]] to complete his transformation. Unless, of course you hit him with some special attack or your custom-made [[InfinityPlusOneSword sword of mob destruction]].

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*** Averted when the player finally confronts the BigBad, Mehrunes Dagon. As you're up against an evil god who just tore reality a new one, the actual fighting is left to your companion, the descendent of a god himself. The best your character can do is stagger Dagon for a few seconds to buy time for [[spoiler:Martin]] to complete his transformation. Unless, of course you hit him with (Using Wabbajack, some special attack or your custom-made [[InfinityPlusOneSword sword exploitative custom spell, a game-breakingly powerful custom weapon can "kill" him, but since [[LordBritishPostulate he's not supposed to die from any means]], he has no death animation and it [[GameBreakingBug breaks the ending of mob destruction]].the game]].)
7th Nov '17 11:28:53 AM Hanz
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* In ''Videogame/SouthParkTheFracturedButWhole'', the protagonists are a couple of fourth graders playing at superheroes who eventually end up facing off against [[spoiler:Shub-Niggurath, The Black Goat of the Woods and Mother of a Thousand Young]]. And that's not even the final boss.
24th Oct '17 10:02:23 AM SeptimusHeap
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* The final chapter of ''VideoGame/{{F-Zero}} GX'''s Story Mode is the driving equivalent of this trope. Not only does Captain Falcon lap [[GodOfEvil The Creators]] in a race where [[YourSoulIsMine his soul is on the line]], ''[[BadassBoast he smack-talks them for even having the audacity to challenge him in the first place.]]'' Did You Just Outrace Cthulhu? [[CurbstompBattle Yeah, pretty much.]]

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* The final chapter of ''VideoGame/{{F-Zero}} ''VideoGame/FZero GX'''s Story Mode is the driving equivalent of this trope. Not only does Captain Falcon lap [[GodOfEvil The Creators]] in a race where [[YourSoulIsMine his soul is on the line]], ''[[BadassBoast he smack-talks them for even having the audacity to challenge him in the first place.]]'' Did You Just Outrace Cthulhu? [[CurbstompBattle Yeah, pretty much.]]
24th Oct '17 1:21:15 AM ironcommando
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* While King Dice is TheHeavy of the game, the GreaterScopeVillain of ''VideoGame/{{Cuphead}}'' is the Devil himself. And yes, we do mean that literally: you're working for ''Satan'' in this game. [[spoiler: If you choose to do the right thing and not hand over the soul contracts you've earned from the Devil's debtors, you can duke it out with Satan and fire super-blasts right into his huge smug face until you win.]]

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* While King Dice is TheHeavy of the game, the GreaterScopeVillain of ''VideoGame/{{Cuphead}}'' is the Devil himself. And yes, we do mean that literally: you're working for ''Satan'' ''{{Satan}}'' in this game. [[spoiler: If you choose to do the right thing and not hand over the soul contracts you've earned from the Devil's debtors, you can duke it out with Satan and fire super-blasts right into his huge smug face until you [[TheDevilIsALoser reduce him to uncontrollable sobbing]] and win.]]
14th Oct '17 11:57:31 PM Stealth
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* While King Dice is TheHeavy of the game, the GreaterScopeVillain of ''VideoGame/{{Cuphead}}'' is the Devil himself. And yes, we do mean that literally: you're working for ''Satan'' in this game. [[spoiler: If you choose to do the right thing and not hand over the soul contracts you've earned from the Devil's debtors, you can duke it out with Satan and fire super-blasts right into his huge smug face until you win.]]
12th Sep '17 8:57:26 AM SeptimusHeap
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* The final boss of the ''AnotherCenturysEpisode'' trilogy is [[spoiler:Shin Dragon, from the ''Manga/GetterRobo'' series, which is capable of obliterating celestial bodies like Jupiter's moons with ease and can punch holes in reality.]] You can potentially beat it with anything in the game, from [[Manga/GetterRobo Shin Getter]] all the way down to [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam the RX-78 Gundam]] or [[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross a VF-1 Valkyrie]].

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* The final boss of the ''AnotherCenturysEpisode'' ''VideoGame/AnotherCenturysEpisode'' trilogy is [[spoiler:Shin Dragon, from the ''Manga/GetterRobo'' series, which is capable of obliterating celestial bodies like Jupiter's moons with ease and can punch holes in reality.]] You can potentially beat it with anything in the game, from [[Manga/GetterRobo Shin Getter]] all the way down to [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam the RX-78 Gundam]] or [[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross a VF-1 Valkyrie]].
12th Sep '17 8:26:16 AM CosmicFerret
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* In ''VideoGame/JusticeLeagueHeroesTheFlash'', if TheFlash runs out of health while using his SuperSpeed BulletTime mode, the Black Flash (the GrimReaper to speedsters in the DCU) will appear to take you away. However, you can beat him up and keep fighting with low health. This is rather downplayed, though, as beating him up only stops him for the time being, and every time you do this without getting killed off, he will be much harder to beat.

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* In ''VideoGame/JusticeLeagueHeroesTheFlash'', if TheFlash Franchise/TheFlash runs out of health while using his SuperSpeed BulletTime mode, the Black Flash (the GrimReaper to speedsters in the DCU) will appear to take you away. However, you can beat him up and keep fighting with low health. This is rather downplayed, though, as beating him up only stops him for the time being, and every time you do this without getting killed off, he will be much harder to beat.
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