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8th Oct '17 4:39:22 PM nombretomado
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** After [[CutscenePowerToTheMax cutscene abusers]], a ScrappyLevel, and a series of levels that are potentially such, you'd expect something far more threatening for a final mission than a wheezing old man on life support heading a small army along with slime that doesn't move fast at all trying to control a very open area, and a MySpace girl wannabe commanding nothing but pre-deployed units against ridiculous building capabilities.

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** After [[CutscenePowerToTheMax cutscene abusers]], a ScrappyLevel, and a series of levels that are potentially such, you'd expect something far more threatening for a final mission than a wheezing old man on life support heading a small army along with slime that doesn't move fast at all trying to control a very open area, and a MySpace [=MySpace=] girl wannabe commanding nothing but pre-deployed units against ridiculous building capabilities.
2nd Oct '17 6:35:32 AM Codefreak5
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** Subject Omega is especially weak compared to your character at this point since [[spoiler:
you have the "Summon Elanor" plasmid, which summons your Big Sister/Daughter to fight]]. In fact, several Let's Plays ended up having Omega killed offscreen by [[spoiler:Elanor]], never even seeing the boss.

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** Subject Omega is especially weak compared to your character at this point since [[spoiler:
[[spoiler: you have the "Summon Elanor" plasmid, which summons your Big Sister/Daughter to fight]]. In fact, several Let's Plays ended up having Omega killed offscreen by [[spoiler:Elanor]], never even seeing the boss.
26th Sep '17 6:33:11 AM EthanLac
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Note that it doesn't count if you [[LevelGrinding grinded for 6 hours beforehand,]] and it probably doesn't count if you utilized the boss' unmentioned weakness to [[OutsideTheBoxTactic ginger ale]], or used the GameBreaker InfinityPlusOneSword that took three hours of {{Side Quest}}s to acquire.

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Note that it doesn't count if you [[LevelGrinding grinded for 6 hours beforehand,]] and it probably doesn't count if you utilized the boss' unmentioned [[GuideDangIt unmentioned]] weakness to [[OutsideTheBoxTactic [[WeaksauceWeakness ginger ale]], or used the GameBreaker InfinityPlusOneSword that took three hours of {{Side Quest}}s to acquire.
22nd Sep '17 11:23:51 PM Tacitus
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* In the ''[[Literature/FightingFantasy Fighting Fantasy]]'' game book ''Space Assassin'', the final boss has Skill 9 Stamina 12 -- the stats of a typical mid-tier enemy.
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* In ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'', the Garlic Jr. Saga begins and ends in Episode 31, because Garlic Jr. made the mistake of [[MuggingTheMonster trying to threaten]] [[HumanoidAbomination Mr. Popo.]]
* In ''WebVideo/SwordArtOnlineAbridged'', the Floor 75 boss, the fearsome Skull Reaper, makes a hell of an entrance cutting down two players in a single attack, only to immediately afterward [[ObviousBeta glitch out and die]]. Unfortunately this leads to a GameBreakingBug where the door to his boss room doesn't unlock, trapping the clearing team indefinitely.
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* In the ''[[Literature/FightingFantasy Fighting Fantasy]]'' game book ''Space Assassin'', the final boss has Skill 9 Stamina 12 -- the stats of a typical mid-tier enemy.



--> -What, that’s it!? You guys were talking about her like she was going to start World War Three, and it took you five minutes to come up with a plan to stop her!? – Blue Star complains.\\
-We’re the Vanguard. It’s what we do – Torn points out.
* Invoked in ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'' when the Emperor explains that the Men of Iron were basically robotic, indestructible {{omnicidal maniac}}s with way too overpowered weaponry, only to say that the war against them was so quick it doesn't warrant all the attention it's getting.
** When Magnus the Red's BerserkButton (the Space Wolves) gets punched, no one is able to stop him. Even the mighty Custodes can only delay him briefly. Then the Custodian General summons Kaldor Draigo from the Warp... who then [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome knocks Magnus out with a single blow offscreen]] while the Custodian-General is still trying to explain what's going on.
* In the 2012 WebVideo/D20Live event, Big Mike introduced a menacing, albeit injured, Black Dragon, which was intended to be defeated by the party with the aid of the town magistrate and his personal guard. But through clever actions and some very lucky dice rolls from the players (as well as very unlucky dice rolls from the DM), they managed to defeat him all on their own... with the dragon not even managing to land a single hit on the players.

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--> -What, that’s -->'''Blue Star:''' What, that's it!? You guys were talking about her like she was going to start World War Three, and it took you five minutes to come up with a plan to stop her!? – Blue Star complains.\\
-We’re
her!?\\
'''Torn:''' We're
the Vanguard. It’s It's what we do – Torn points out.
do.
* Invoked in ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'' when ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'':
** When
the Emperor explains that discusses the [[AIIsACrapshoot Men of Iron were Iron]], basically robotic, indestructible {{omnicidal maniac}}s with way too overpowered weaponry, only to say that he claims the war against them was so quick it doesn't warrant all the attention it's getting.
** When Magnus the Red's BerserkButton (the Space Wolves) gets punched, no one is able to stop him. Even him, and even the mighty Custodes [[PraetorianGuard Custodes]] can only delay him briefly. Then the Custodian General summons barely contain his fury. The Custodian-General resorts to summoning [[CanonSue Kaldor Draigo Draigo]] from the Warp... who then Warp in a ritual and starts to explain the situation, only to be interrupted midway when Draigo declares that he already KO'd Magus (with one punch, [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome knocks Magnus out with a single blow offscreen]] offscreen]]) while the Custodian-General is still trying to explain what's going on.
was talking.
* In the 2012 WebVideo/D20Live ''WebVideo/D20Live'' event, Big Mike introduced a menacing, albeit injured, Black Dragon, which was intended to be defeated by the party with the aid of the town magistrate and his personal guard. But through clever actions and some very lucky dice rolls from the players (as well as very unlucky dice rolls from the DM), they managed to defeat him all on their own... with the dragon not even managing to land a single hit on the players.



* In ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'', the Garlic Jr. Saga begins and ends in one episode. [[spoiler:Garlic Jr. had the misfortune of running into Mr. Popo.]]
17th Sep '17 9:25:17 AM QueenBEAUTY
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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}''
** While he's only the first boss in the game, Shadow Kamoshida is very uncomplicated attack-wise and easy to take on. This is mainly because unlike previous ''Persona'' games, you have a full party of four, Kamoshida has no attacks that can hit anyone's weakness, and one of your party members ([[CombatMedic Morgana]]) can be sufficiently leveled up at this point with the multi-healing spell Media. The "anti-climax" part of this fight stems from how much of a HateSink that Kamoshida is.
** The boss battle against [[TheStarscream the traitor]] is even easier, as not only do they have an extremely predictable attack pattern, but at this point in the game, the player likely has every resource available to defeat them. [[spoiler:Goro alternates between two sets of attack patterns (physical barrier + two physical attacks, magical barrier + two mid-level magic spells when his health falls halfway), and his most dangerous attacks (Desperation, which spikes attack at the cost of defense, and Leviatine, a very powerful Almighty attack) are situational (he'll do the former if he knocks down a party member; he'll do the latter once he's low on health).]]
31st Aug '17 8:14:32 AM MyFinalEdits
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** Want proof? LetsPlay/TheStrawhatNO completely wrecked his shit without letting him do anything but swoop. (He does have nastier attacks, [[AIRoulette but his AI never selected them]].)
* Despite being one of the most powerful creatures in existence, doing battle with Kain in ''VideoGame/LegacyOfKain: Soul Reaver'' isn't very impressive in comparison to his sons. Each time you fight him, you only need to smack him three times while he stands still and shoots lightning bolts at you, and then you watch a cutscene.

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* ''VideoGame/LegacyOfKain'':
** Want proof? LetsPlay/TheStrawhatNO completely wrecked his shit without letting him do anything but swoop. (He does have nastier attacks, [[AIRoulette but his AI never selected them]].)
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Despite being one of the most powerful creatures in existence, doing battle with Kain in ''VideoGame/LegacyOfKain: Soul ''Soul Reaver'' isn't very impressive in comparison to his sons. Each time you fight him, you only need to smack him three times while he stands still and shoots lightning bolts at you, and then you watch a cutscene.
31st Aug '17 6:52:16 AM jormis29
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** In the UsefulNotes/NintendoDS game ''Prince of Persia: The Fallen King'', the final boss has three [[AttackPatternAlpha attack patterns]], two of which were used by bosses of previous stages. Which means that, once you figure out the third, you can defeat him inside of ''thirty seconds''.

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** In the UsefulNotes/NintendoDS game ''Prince of Persia: The Fallen King'', ''VideoGame/PrinceOfPersiaTheFallenKing'', the final boss has three [[AttackPatternAlpha attack patterns]], two of which were used by bosses of previous stages. Which means that, once you figure out the third, you can defeat him inside of ''thirty seconds''.
29th Aug '17 5:21:13 PM AnotherGamer
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** Want proof? LetsPlay/TheStrawhatNO completely wrecked his sh** without letting him do anything but swoop. (He does have nastier attacks, [[AIRoulette but his AI never selected them]].)

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** Want proof? LetsPlay/TheStrawhatNO completely wrecked his sh** shit without letting him do anything but swoop. (He does have nastier attacks, [[AIRoulette but his AI never selected them]].)
29th Aug '17 8:40:51 AM CosmicFerret
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* ''Franchise/MetalGear'':

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* ''Franchise/MetalGear'':''VideoGame/MetalGear'':
26th Aug '17 10:49:37 AM Lopiny
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* ''Videogame/SaltAndSanctuary'':
** The Untouched Inquisitor, in terms of story, is one of the most vile players in this whole game, having purged the Dome of Light, an utterly devoted and joyful church of the same religion he had, because his twisted mind saw sin in it. All the lore you find within the now-forgotten Dome speaks of his destruction of the place, how he sacrificed everyone inside to fit his version of holiness and made restless phantoms out of everyone involved so that his "Untouched" could flourish. The Untouched Inquisitor, in terms of gameplay, is probably the easiest boss due to his somewhat predictable (if high-range) attacks and frankly unimpressive damage, and the only difficulties he poses are the fact he can float around (giving melee builds some difficulty) and that he has decent knockback to his strikes. Ultimately, the fails to match up to the lore that hypes him up and ends up eclipsed to [[ThatOneBoss the once-proud, now enslaved pet of the Dome whose will he personally broke]].
** [[spoiler:[[DualBoss The Unskinned and the Architect]]]] fall under this as well. They simply don't put up that much of a fight, because one of them is [[TheBrute a dumb brute whose style of attack you've already seen several times]], and the other's attack style relies more on positioning and traps, and thus isn't much of a threat to someone who's learned proper positioning, not to mention gets utterly gimped to uselessness if her brutish partner dies. The fact the lore makes the pair one of the most powerful entities in the whole island does not help them much. Neither does their story-wise position: they're stuck between [[ThatOneBoss the most infamously hard boss of the game (who is related by family to one of the pair)]] and either TheDragon to the final enemy and the entity responsible for sinking your ship at the start, or a triple encounter that is significantly harder and also a big WhamEpisode as a whole.
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