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23rd May '16 12:32:45 PM Piando
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* In ''WebAnimation/DragonBallZAbridged'', the Garlic Jr. Saga begins and ends in one episode. [[spoiler:Garlic Jr. had the misfortune of running into Mr. Popo.]]

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* In ''WebAnimation/DragonBallZAbridged'', ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'', the Garlic Jr. Saga begins and ends in one episode. [[spoiler:Garlic Jr. had the misfortune of running into Mr. Popo.]]
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15th May '16 12:46:19 PM rjd1922
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* ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney: Trials and Tribulations'': Subverted with Luke Atmey in case 2. He gives in quite easily on the first day and admits to being [[PhantomThief Mask*DeMasque]]. Then we find out [[spoiler:he wanted to be found guilty of theft so he would have an alibi for the murder he actually committed]]. When this comes to light, he's much more difficult to beat.

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* ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney: Trials and Tribulations'': Subverted with Luke Atmey in case 2. He gives in quite easily on the first day and admits to being [[PhantomThief Mask*DeMasque]].Mask☆DeMasque]]. Then we find out [[spoiler:he wanted to be found guilty of theft so he would have an alibi for the murder he actually committed]]. When this comes to light, he's much more difficult to beat.
10th May '16 6:35:51 AM EbrithilBowser
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*Widget from VideoGame/OverlordDarkLegend could easily be killed by just standing out of the reach of his flamethrower and letting the red Minions attack him with their fireballs from a small ridge. Since they are standing on a higher level than he is, his close combat attacks won't reach them and he only attacks them with the flamethrower, which they are immune to. Then you have to wait until he dies and realize that this was the final boss.
8th May '16 9:42:11 AM DavidCowie
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* ''VideoGame/FarCry3:'' The final boss is beaten by a series of QuickTimeEvents, which represent a knife fight. If your reactions are fast enough, you can probably beat him on the first try. If not, it's a matter of learning the pattern. However, there is a big set-piece battle and a couple of cutscenes still to come before the end of the game.
5th May '16 10:01:27 AM MegaMarioMan
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* In ''VideoGame/RuneFactory2'', your character is challenged to a duel by the father of one of the available love interests, in order to convince [[OverprotectiveDad said father]] that you're "man enough" to marry his girl. Before the fight begins, a giant orc appears and interrupts the fight, threatening both you and the father. The orc is quickly found to be [[LevelFiveOnix a pushover]], as despite [[GiantMook its girth and height]], it is no stronger or more durable than its smaller, more common brethren.

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* In ''VideoGame/RuneFactory2'', your character is challenged to a duel by the father of one of the available love interests, in order to convince [[OverprotectiveDad said father]] that you're "man enough" to marry his girl. Before the fight begins, a giant orc appears and interrupts the fight, threatening both you and the father. The orc is quickly found to be [[LevelFiveOnix [[FakeUltimateMook a pushover]], as despite [[GiantMook its girth and height]], it is no stronger or more durable than its smaller, more common brethren.
5th Apr '16 1:24:31 AM KEEP_IN
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** The final boss, The Warrior, can also qualify; just stand in the middle area, shoot his weak spot whenever he appears, and if you're fast-ish he'll just flinch instead of attack.
5th Apr '16 1:19:07 AM KEEP_IN
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'', Wilhelm is set up as a devastating combatant -- the Guardian Angel is terrified of him, and the four protagonists from [[VideoGame/{{Borderlands}} the previous game]] combined couldn't defeat him. But the actual boss fight is underwhelming, being [[GoddamnedBoss annoying at worst]]. [[spoiler:There's an in-story reason for this: letting you defeat him is part of Handsome Jack's BatmanGambit, as the power core Wilhelm gives you upon defeat ends up being sabotaged]].

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'', Wilhelm is set up as a devastating combatant -- the Guardian Angel is terrified of him, and the four protagonists from [[VideoGame/{{Borderlands}} the previous game]] combined couldn't defeat him. But the actual boss fight is underwhelming, being [[GoddamnedBoss annoying at worst]]. [[spoiler:There's an in-story reason for this: letting you defeat him is part of Handsome Jack's BatmanGambit, as the power core Wilhelm gives you upon defeat ends up being sabotaged]].sabotaged. Jack had also weakened Wilhelm with poison beforehand so that he would go down easier, but any indication of this was left out of the game for some reason, possibly by accident]].
29th Mar '16 8:49:18 AM ObsidianFire
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** The battle with the [[EvilCounterpart Arkham Knight]] has become infamous in the fandom for this reason. Every encounter in the story builds him up as Batman's physical equal and a DangerouslyGenreSavvy schemer who knows everything about the Dark Knight. However, the anticipated fistfight or Mr. Freeze-esque FinalExamBoss never comes -- [[spoiler: you engage him twice in the Batmobile, once to destroy the Cloudburst and the other while outrunning [[ThisIsADrill his excavator]]. After his unmasking as Jason Todd, he takes up sniper positions around the room and you simply have to sneak through normal mook-filled stealth sections while avoiding his small circle of vision. After this "battle", he undergoes a HeelFaceTurn and disappears until the ending.]]

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** The battle with the [[EvilCounterpart Arkham Knight]] has become infamous in the fandom for this reason. Every encounter in the story builds him up as Batman's physical equal and a DangerouslyGenreSavvy schemer who knows everything about the Dark Knight. However, the anticipated fistfight or Mr. Freeze-esque FinalExamBoss never comes -- [[spoiler: you engage him twice in the Batmobile, once to destroy the Cloudburst and the other while outrunning [[ThisIsADrill his excavator]]. After his unmasking as Jason Todd, he takes up sniper positions around the room and you simply have to sneak through normal mook-filled stealth sections while avoiding his small circle of vision. After this "battle", he undergoes a HeelFaceTurn and disappears until the ending.]]
27th Mar '16 1:59:43 PM SilverSupernova
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* The Waterwraith from ''VideoGame/Pikmin2''. After spending every preceding floor of the cavern it's encountered in as an invincible monstrosity relentlessly stalking the player, literally steamrolling over their armies of the titular creatures, and providing the series' most famous case of NightmareFuel, you reach the final floor. And there you find the Waterwraith's one weakness. And from that point, the boss is turned into such a joke that even the boss music changes as the creature starts to panic. As one would probably guess, this trope isn't such a bad thing here, and the CurbStompBattle is IMMENSLY satisfying after the aforementioned Nightmare fuel.
22nd Mar '16 6:57:22 PM eliaskelham
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* ''{{Undertale}}'' has secret boss Mettaton NEO. Particularly amusing as the previous boss, [[spoiler:Undyne the Undying]], was also a character using a new super powerful form, but put up much more of a fight.

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* ''{{Undertale}}'' has secret boss Mettaton NEO. NEO, available only in the Genocide Run. Particularly amusing as the previous boss, [[spoiler:Undyne the Undying]], was also a character using a new super powerful form, but put up much more of a fight.fight and was one of the hardest bosses in the game.
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