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10th Jun '18 6:10:04 PM Prometheus117
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* Inverted in ''VideoGame/MegaManZX''. The eight main bosses have a weak point, but hitting them there damages the biometal you are trying to take from them, resulting in costly repairs after the fight, or a rematch. The ideal outcome is to [[CherryTapping defeat them ''without ever hitting the weak spot'']]. A few bosses actually have annoyingly easy-to-hit weaknesses.

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* Inverted in ''VideoGame/MegaManZX''. The eight main bosses have a weak point, but hitting them there damages the biometal [[TransformationTrinket biometal]] you are trying to take from them, resulting in costly repairs after the fight, or a rematch. The ideal outcome is to [[CherryTapping defeat them ''without ever hitting the weak spot'']]. A few bosses actually have annoyingly easy-to-hit weaknesses.



** ''ZX Advent'' plays this straight enough, since Model A copies the bosses' DNA at the same quality no matter how hard you bang on weak points.

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** ''ZX Advent'' plays this straight enough, since Model A copies the bosses' DNA at the same quality no matter how hard you bang on weak points. Some bosses don't have any weak points, however.
31st May '18 8:56:44 AM erforce
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* Used in both ''Film/SherlockHolmes'' films: In the first film, Holmes observes that one of the mooks is partially deaf, a heavy drinker, and has a slight limp, and proceeds to bring him down with four attacks; one each to the ear, liver, and knee, plus one to the vocal chords to stop him screaming. In the second, Moriarty's strategy for beating Holmes in a fistfight is to repeatedly target [[spoiler:Holmes' injured shoulder]].

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* Used in both ''Film/SherlockHolmes'' Creator/GuyRitchie's ''Franchise/SherlockHolmes'' films: In the [[Film/SherlockHolmes2009 first film, film]], Holmes observes that one of the mooks is partially deaf, a heavy drinker, and has a slight limp, and proceeds to bring him down with four attacks; one each to the ear, liver, and knee, plus one to the vocal chords to stop him screaming. In the second, [[Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows second]], Moriarty's strategy for beating Holmes in a fistfight is to repeatedly target [[spoiler:Holmes' injured shoulder]].
24th May '18 12:47:44 PM EDP
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** Kuat Drive Yards-made ships often have a large exposed bridge tower, and if the shields fail a savvy opponent will target them and cripple the ship, as it happened during the Clone Wars. To cover for this, the ''Imperial''-class Star Destroyers and ''Executor''-class Star Dreadnoughts have their own dedicated shields... Generated from relatively vulnerable shield domes, whose loss has an effect on the ''general'' shielding. in ''Film/RogueOne'' the ISD ''Persecutor'' is taken down after one of the bridge shield generators is destroyed by a fighter run, making it vulnerable to ion torpedoes, while in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' the ''Executor'', that was otherwise tanking the firepower of ''most of the Rebel Fleet'', was destroyed by a single A-Wing that rammed the bridge right after the dedicated shield generators were destroyed-again by small fighters.
14th May '18 11:54:29 AM TheSinful
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* [[Series/{{Angel}} Skip]] in ''[[https://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-28404-210/DianeCastle%2BXendra.htm Xendra]]'' proves himself immune to most forms of damage (including Slayer punches and gunfire) due to his armor until Buffy wraps chains around her hand as makeshift brass knuckles, and even then he's tough as hell. But when he tries to take Wesley hostage after Buffy's ripped the metal ring in his chin out, Wesley shoots him several times through his chin to finally kill the demon. Afterwards, he shoots Skip through the eye just to be sure.
2nd May '18 6:38:26 PM CornwindEvilman
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** The Ulduar boss XT-002 Deconstructinator both plays the trope straight and subverts it. After damaging the boss enough, its mechanical heart will be exposed. The heart takes double damage and any damage done to the heart is mirrored to the boss. However, the heart has its own life meter, and if killed, it will actually make the boss STRONGER, causing him to heal, gain a damage boost, and gain new attacks. Ergo, unless the players were attempting to trigger this purposely (it was the Boss' hard mode trigger), it was best to only attack the weak point for a short amount of time.[[note]]Fortunately, the heart healed itself to full after every exposed/returned/exposed cycle.[[/note]]
18th Apr '18 8:40:30 PM jormis29
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* It's hard to notice, but this is actually subverted in the PC version of ''FarCry''. The large, glowing green orbs in the chests of the rocket launcher-wielding [[GiantMook Giant Mooks]] are actually ''part of their armor'', and they actually take ''less'' damage when shot there. Their real weak point is, common-sensibly enough, their head.

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* It's hard to notice, but this is actually subverted in the PC version of ''FarCry''.''VideoGame/FarCry1''. The large, glowing green orbs in the chests of the rocket launcher-wielding [[GiantMook Giant Mooks]] are actually ''part of their armor'', and they actually take ''less'' damage when shot there. Their real weak point is, common-sensibly enough, their head.
17th Mar '18 10:40:08 PM nombretomado
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* This comes up in ''FanFic/{{Fractured}}'', a ''Franchise/MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]'']] [[MassiveMultiplayerCrossover crossover]] and its [[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins sequel]].

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* This comes up in ''FanFic/{{Fractured}}'', a ''Franchise/MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]'']] ''Franchise/MassEffect''[=/=]''Franchise/StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]'']] [[MassiveMultiplayerCrossover crossover]] and its [[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins sequel]].
6th Mar '18 12:41:15 AM SparkyLurkdragon
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* The colossi in ''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus'' all possess glowing sigils on their flesh that can only be revealed by sunlight reflected off the hero's magic sword. Hitting this spot is the only real way to inflict any injury to them; somewhere between half to ninety percent of the fight (depending on the boss) is exposing it/[[ColossusClimb getting there]].

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* The colossi in ''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus'' all possess glowing sigils on their flesh that can only be revealed by sunlight reflected off the hero's protagonist's magic sword. Hitting this spot is the only real way to inflict any injury to them; somewhere between half to ninety percent of the fight (depending on the boss) is exposing it/[[ColossusClimb getting there]].
2nd Mar '18 8:37:37 PM vexusdylandasecond
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** Cell's weakpoint is his brain-like nucleus.
21st Feb '18 6:24:10 PM vexusdylandasecond
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''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': In 'Untamed and Uncut', Monster Andy attempts to go after [[Franchise/{{Digimon}} Tyrannomon's]] exposed underbelly while Monster Bill and Monster Martha restrain it, but Tyrannomon manages to grab him.

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* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': In 'Untamed and Uncut', Monster Andy attempts to go after [[Franchise/{{Digimon}} Tyrannomon's]] exposed underbelly while Monster Bill and Monster Martha restrain it, but Tyrannomon manages to grab him.
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