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2nd Jun '17 8:55:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Dollmaker [[spoiler: alias Doctor Bumby]] from ''AliceMadnessReturns''.

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* The Dollmaker [[spoiler: alias Doctor Bumby]] from ''AliceMadnessReturns''.''VideoGame/AliceMadnessReturns''.
5th Mar '17 10:21:16 AM StFan
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* ''VideoGame/HeartOfDarkness'': The Dark Lord in the final chapter floats around tossing the occasional {{Fireball|s}} at you. You can't harm him, though, and once you beat the last of his shadowy spawn he politely exits the screen.

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* ''VideoGame/HeartOfDarkness'': The Dark Lord TheMaster in the final chapter floats around tossing the occasional {{Fireball|s}} at you. You can't harm him, though, and once you beat the last of his shadowy spawn he politely exits the screen.
5th Mar '17 10:18:20 AM StFan
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* ''MegaManX7'' features a miniboss in Tornado Tonion's stage that follows you up the tower (he's in the center and you move around the outside of the tower), only his claws and head can hurt you and be hurt. Sigma's final form is an enormous body that's fought in space, with your characters on floating platforms. He teleports around and unleashes several varieties of projectiles both far away and up close, and has a rushing punch attack. X and Axl can shoot him at almost any distance, while Zero has to either reflect certain projectiles or wait till Sigma punches to score hits.

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* ''MegaManX7'' ''VideoGame/MegaManX7'' features a miniboss in Tornado Tonion's stage that follows you up the tower (he's in the center and you move around the outside of the tower), only his claws and head can hurt you and be hurt. Sigma's final form is an enormous body that's fought in space, with your characters on floating platforms. He teleports around and unleashes several varieties of projectiles both far away and up close, and has a rushing punch attack. X and Axl can shoot him at almost any distance, while Zero has to either reflect certain projectiles or wait till Sigma punches to score hits.



26th Feb '17 4:48:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''VisualNovel/{{Rosenkreuzstilette}} Freudenstachel'', [[spoiler:the first Iris Stage boss is -- surprise -- Count Michael Zeppelin, who attacks Freudia (and Pamela) from the background and serves as a BreatherBoss for ThatOneLevel. Oh, and did we mention the fight is similar to Gamma from ''MegaMan3''?]]

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* In ''VisualNovel/{{Rosenkreuzstilette}} Freudenstachel'', [[spoiler:the first Iris Stage boss is -- surprise -- Count Michael Zeppelin, who attacks Freudia (and Pamela) from the background and serves as a BreatherBoss for ThatOneLevel. Oh, and did we mention the fight is similar to Gamma from ''MegaMan3''?]]''VideoGame/MegaMan3''?]]
15th Feb '17 7:14:46 PM bt8257
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In 3D games, Background Bosses are a rarer occurrence due to the less obvious distinction between "foreground" and "background", but can still apply if the battle is fought at long range and it is (for whatever reason) impossible to actually close distance with the boss.

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In 3D games, Background Bosses these are a much rarer occurrence due to the less obvious distinction between "foreground" and "background", but can still apply if the battle is fought at long range and it is (for whatever reason) impossible to actually close distance with the boss.
27th Dec '16 10:21:10 PM Galacton
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[[caption-width-right:303:When he goes OneWingedAngel, Baby Bowser isn't so cute anymore.]]

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[[caption-width-right:303:When he goes OneWingedAngel, [[MakeMyMonsterGrow gets big]], Baby Bowser isn't so cute anymore.]]
25th Oct '16 10:15:51 AM N1KF
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* ''VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuy'' - Both Mike Tyson and [[spoiler:The Guy's second form.]] Interestingly, Tyson is one of the first bosses you can fight.

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* ''VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuy'' - Both Mike Tyson and [[spoiler:The Guy's second form.]] form]]. Interestingly, Tyson is one of the first bosses you can fight.



* ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'' - Wham Bam Rock.
** And in ''[[UpdatedRerelease Kirby Super Star Ultra]]'', [[spoiler:Wham Bam Jewel]].

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* ''VideoGame/{{Kirby}}'' has several examples of this:
** Fatty Whale in
''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'' - can leap at you from way in the background to create a rising wall of water.
** ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'' has
Wham Bam Rock.
** And in
Rock. ''[[UpdatedRerelease Kirby Super Star Ultra]]'', Ultra]]'' also has [[spoiler:Wham Bam Jewel]].



*** Fatty Whale in ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'' can leap at you from way in the background to create a rising wall of water.
** Come to think of it, many of the end-of-planet bosses in ''Crystal Shards'' do this (Adeleine is end-of-stage).
** Every single boss in ''VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe'' spends time in the background for some of their attacks. The final boss in particular remains like this for almost the entirety of the battle, exclusively using AttackDrones (Which are also what you need to attack) to fight you until the last phase.

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*** Fatty Whale in ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'' can leap at you from way in the background to create a rising wall of water.
** Come to think of it, many Many of the end-of-planet bosses in ''Crystal Shards'' do this (Adeleine (though Adeleine is end-of-stage).
** ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand'' has [[spoiler:HR-D3]], which spends a lot of the time in the background attacking you with its fists (that can attacked for damage) and projectiles.
** Every single boss in ''VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe'' spends time in the background for some of their attacks. The final boss in particular remains like this for almost the entirety of the battle, exclusively using AttackDrones (Which (which are also what you need to attack) to fight you until the last phase.
17th Oct '16 9:23:34 AM erforce
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* ''MonsterParty'' - the last boss.
* ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' and ''X5'' have the last form of Sigma be one of these, with only the head and the two claws being foreground objects. ''X2'' and ''3'' pit you against similar bosses at the end of the introductory stage, though they're [[WarmUpBoss much less of an obstacle]].

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* ''MonsterParty'' ''VideoGame/MonsterParty'' - the last boss.
* ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' ''VideoGame/MegaManX1'' and ''X5'' ''[[VideoGame/MegamanX5 X5]]'' have the last form of Sigma be one of these, with only the head and the two claws being foreground objects. ''X2'' and ''3'' pit you against similar bosses at the end of the introductory stage, though they're [[WarmUpBoss much less of an obstacle]].



* In ''MuramasaTheDemonBlade'', the final boss of the [[MultipleEndings standard ending]] to Momohime's story is a giant statue of the guardian of heaven, Fudo-Myoo. As two lesser deities try to attack you, you must disrupt the barrier protecting various parts of Fudo-Myoo's body by destroying the lesser deities. It's made harder by the fact that large rocks are constantly threatening to crush you and the two deities have some powerful attacks that they will happily unleash upon you.

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* In ''MuramasaTheDemonBlade'', ''VideoGame/MuramasaTheDemonBlade'', the final boss of the [[MultipleEndings standard ending]] to Momohime's story is a giant statue of the guardian of heaven, Fudo-Myoo. As two lesser deities try to attack you, you must disrupt the barrier protecting various parts of Fudo-Myoo's body by destroying the lesser deities. It's made harder by the fact that large rocks are constantly threatening to crush you and the two deities have some powerful attacks that they will happily unleash upon you.



* ''NoituLove 2'' - Penultimate Tango.

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* ''NoituLove ''VideoGame/NoituLove 2'' - Penultimate Tango.



* In ''{{Rosenkreuzstilette}} Freudenstachel'', [[spoiler:the first Iris Stage boss is -- surprise -- Count Michael Zeppelin, who attacks Freudia (and Pamela) from the background and serves as a BreatherBoss for ThatOneLevel. Oh, and did we mention the fight is similar to Gamma from ''MegaMan3''?]]

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* In ''{{Rosenkreuzstilette}} ''VisualNovel/{{Rosenkreuzstilette}} Freudenstachel'', [[spoiler:the first Iris Stage boss is -- surprise -- Count Michael Zeppelin, who attacks Freudia (and Pamela) from the background and serves as a BreatherBoss for ThatOneLevel. Oh, and did we mention the fight is similar to Gamma from ''MegaMan3''?]]



* ''{{Spawn}}'' for the SNES has Malebolgia hanging around in the background, tossing lightning bolts as you fight the real boss, the Mad One. Fortunately, Malebolgia doesn't seem to care much if he hits you or Mad One and will damage him for you if you stay out of the way.

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* ''{{Spawn}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Spawn}}'' for the SNES has Malebolgia hanging around in the background, tossing lightning bolts as you fight the real boss, the Mad One. Fortunately, Malebolgia doesn't seem to care much if he hits you or Mad One and will damage him for you if you stay out of the way.
24th Jul '16 1:20:12 PM Morgenthaler
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* Partial example: The Dark Element in DarkCloud2 sometimes materializes [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever much bigger than normal]] to sweep the arena with a laser attack.

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* Partial example: The Dark Element in DarkCloud2 ''VideoGame/DarkCloud2'' sometimes materializes [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever much bigger than normal]] to sweep the arena with a laser attack.
17th Jun '16 5:32:18 AM erforce
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** ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong Jungle Climber'' features King K. Rool increased in size with the power of the [[MineralMacGuffin Crystal Bananas]].
** Also, in the ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry 2'' GBA port, you've got the boss Kerozene (added to K Rool's Keep/Stronghold Showdown as a boss). You can see it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PmJ0-rx_Ks&feature=player_detailpage#t=516s here]].
*** And before any of those Squirt's Showdown in Donkey Kong Country 3.
** Bleak from ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry 3''. He doesn't take up the whole background, but he spends the entire battle back there as you basically have a snowball fight with him.

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** ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong Jungle Climber'' ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongJungleClimber'' features King K. Rool increased in size with the power of the [[MineralMacGuffin Crystal Bananas]].
** Also, in the ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry 2'' ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry2DiddysKongQuest'' GBA port, you've got the boss Kerozene (added to K Rool's Keep/Stronghold Showdown as a boss). You can see it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PmJ0-rx_Ks&feature=player_detailpage#t=516s here]].
*** And before any of those Squirt's Showdown in Donkey ''Donkey Kong Country 3.
3''.
** Bleak from ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry 3''.''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry3DixieKongsDoubleTrouble''. He doesn't take up the whole background, but he spends the entire battle back there as you basically have a snowball fight with him.



* In ''DrawnToLife: The Next Chapter'', the [[spoiler:Giant Robosa]] [[ThatOneBoss is partially this]].
* ''DynamiteHeaddy'' - Spinderella, and Trouble Bruin in the flying level. Spinderella gets bonus points for putting ''you'' in the background for some of the time.

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* In ''DrawnToLife: ''VideoGame/DrawnToLife: The Next Chapter'', the [[spoiler:Giant Robosa]] [[ThatOneBoss is partially this]].
* ''DynamiteHeaddy'' ''VideoGame/DynamiteHeaddy'' - Spinderella, and Trouble Bruin in the flying level. Spinderella gets bonus points for putting ''you'' in the background for some of the time.
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