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* ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime Hunters'' -- In one stage, the player is about to face a guardian who gets shot by Trace, a bounty hunter with a sniper-scope weapon.
** This happens twice on ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime 2: Echoes''. Both times, you face off against an "alpha" version of a wild creature you've already faced before, but then, it gets possessed by the Ing. Neither one is very far into the game.
** Zig-zagged at the end of ''Metroid Fusion''. You get mauled by the big nasty-looking boss ''first,'' then the boss you ''thought'' just died shows up... and gets destroyed in one shot (at least giving you the firepower to kill the original enemy).

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* ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime Hunters'' ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'':
** ''VideoGame/MetroidPrimeHunters''
-- In one stage, the player is about to face a guardian who gets shot by Trace, a bounty hunter with a sniper-scope weapon.
** This happens twice on ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime 2: Echoes''.''VideoGame/MetroidPrime2Echoes''. Both times, you face off against an "alpha" version of a wild creature you've already faced before, but then, it gets possessed by the Ing. Neither one is very far into the game.
** Zig-zagged at the end of ''Metroid Fusion''.''VideoGame/MetroidFusion''. You get mauled by the big nasty-looking boss ''first,'' then the boss you ''thought'' just died shows up... and gets destroyed in one shot (at least giving you the firepower to kill the original enemy).
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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest'''s first season finale has Alicia Corwin hunt down Finch and confront him, but before she can do anything she's shot dead by a recurring villain who proceeds to kidnap Finch.
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* In ''Manga/{{Gantz}}'', the first target is the Onion Alien, a scrawny, panicky little man who can do little more than say "Onions are enough for me". The hunters corner him, taunt him and then blow his head up... at which point a much larger, ''much'' brawnier alien walks up. He bears a slight resemblance to the Onion Alien (one hunter suggests he's the first one's dad), and he's ''really'' pissed off. This one slaughters all but four of the hunters before the survivors kill him.

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* In ''Manga/{{Gantz}}'', the first target is the Onion Alien, a scrawny, panicky little man who can do little more than say "Onions are enough for me". The hunters corner him, taunt him him, and then blow his head up... at which point a much larger, ''much'' brawnier alien walks up. He bears a slight resemblance to the Onion Alien (one hunter suggests he's the first one's dad), and he's ''really'' ''[[PapaWolf really]]'' [[UnstoppableRage pissed off.off]]. This one slaughters all but four of the hunters before the survivors kill him.



** In the original series, the Red Ribbon Army arc. For the past 30 or so episodes, the ultimate antagonist has been built up as Commander Red. Then when Goku begins raiding the Army HQ, Red reveals that he's been gathering the Dragon Balls for the sole purpose of making himself taller rather than world conquest. Disgusted that their leader wasted everyone's lives and resources over such a meager pursuit, 2nd-in-command Adviser Black shoots Red dead just minutes before Goku arrives, leaving the final showdown to occur between the two of them instead.

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** In the original series, the Red Ribbon Army arc. For the past 30 or so episodes, the ultimate antagonist has been built up as Commander Red. Then when Goku begins raiding the Army HQ, Red reveals that he's been gathering the Dragon Balls for the sole purpose of making himself taller rather than world conquest. [[DisappointedByTheMotive Disgusted that their leader wasted everyone's lives and resources over such a meager pursuit, 2nd-in-command pursuit]], [[TheDragon 2nd-in-command]] Adviser Black [[TheStarscream shoots Red dead dead]] just minutes before Goku arrives, leaving the final showdown to occur between the two of them instead.



* ''Anime/KillLaKill'' sets up [[MasterSwordsman Uzu Sanageyama]] as the final opponent in the Naturals Election arc. When Ryuko steps up to fight him, however, [[spoiler:[[HumanoidAbomination Nui Harime]] drops from the sky, effortlessly destroys Sanageyama's uniform with her pinky finger, and sets herself up as the true opponent.]]

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* ''Anime/KillLaKill'' sets up [[MasterSwordsman Uzu Sanageyama]] as the final opponent in the Naturals Election arc. When Ryuko steps up to fight him, however, [[spoiler:[[HumanoidAbomination Nui Harime]] drops from the sky, effortlessly destroys Sanageyama's uniform with her pinky finger, and sets herself up as the true opponent.]]opponent]].



* In ''FanFic/TheFifthAct'' Hollander kidnaps Cloud to experiment on him under the guise of helping Angeal. [[spoiler:After a chapter or so, he's [[DroppedABridgeOnHim killed offscreen]] and Hojo takes Cloud for his own experiments.]]
** Despite Cloud being the protagonist PeggySue, [[spoiler:Cloud turns out to be the FinalBoss to Sephiorth, Zack, and Genesis.]]

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* In ''FanFic/TheFifthAct'' ''FanFic/TheFifthAct'', Hollander kidnaps Cloud to experiment on him under the guise of helping Angeal. [[spoiler:After a chapter or so, he's [[DroppedABridgeOnHim killed offscreen]] and Hojo takes Cloud for his own experiments.]]
** Despite Cloud being the protagonist PeggySue, [[spoiler:Cloud turns out to be the FinalBoss to Sephiorth, Zack, and Genesis.]]Genesis]].



* Throughout ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', a threat is being built up in the background in the form of [[spoiler:five more Winter Soldiers, each of whom is able to trump the original Winter Soldier in single combat and together are able to destabilize governments within a single night, and it's implied that Zemo is using the titular Civil War between the Avengers in order to distract them from this threat.]] When it comes time for the heroes to confront this threat, however, [[spoiler:Zemo is revealed to have executed them in their cryotubes, having had no use for them, and once he puts Steve, Bucky, and Tony all in his bunker, he expertly manipulates Tony into a rage by revealing that a brainwashed Bucky killed his parents and Steve hid this information from Tony. In essence - the FinalBoss of this film is not this ensemble of Winter Soldiers, but is instead Iron Man.]]
* A sports version in ''Film/StickIt'': at the national gymnastics competition, the movie plays up the rivalry between Haley and her EvilFormerFriend Tricia. As the competition unfolds, the true villain emerges in [[spoiler:the judges who use obscure rules to punish coaches via their competitors. Tricia joins Haley's rebellion.]]

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* Throughout ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', a threat is being built up in the background in the form of [[spoiler:five more Winter Soldiers, each of whom is able to trump the original Winter Soldier in single combat and together are able to destabilize governments within a single night, and it's implied that Zemo is using the titular Civil War between the Avengers in order to distract them from this threat.]] threat]]. When it comes time for the heroes to confront this threat, however, [[spoiler:Zemo is revealed to have executed them in their cryotubes, having had no use for them, and once he puts Steve, Bucky, and Tony all in his bunker, he expertly manipulates Tony into a rage by revealing that a brainwashed Bucky killed his parents and Steve hid this information from Tony. In essence - essence, the FinalBoss of this film is not this ensemble of Winter Soldiers, but is instead Iron Man.]]
* A sports version in ''Film/StickIt'': at the national gymnastics competition, the movie plays up the rivalry between Haley and her EvilFormerFriend Tricia. As the competition unfolds, the true villain emerges in [[spoiler:the judges who use obscure rules to punish coaches via their competitors. Tricia joins Haley's rebellion.]]rebellion]].



* In the ''Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures'' book ''Alien Bodies'', a devastating superweapon from the relative future of the Whoniverse is put up in an AuctionOfEvil, with the greatest powers being invited to bid. Much to the Doctor's horror, a Dalek saucer approaches the auction and opens... revealing the ''[[NotSoHarmlessVillain Krotons]]'', who have become an [[TookALevelInBadass utterly ferocious warlike]] race since last time he'd seen them. And the Kroton has literally eaten the Daleks.

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* In the ''Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures'' book ''Alien Bodies'', a devastating superweapon from the relative future of the Whoniverse is put up in an AuctionOfEvil, with the greatest powers being invited to bid. Much to the Doctor's horror, a Dalek saucer approaches the auction and opens... revealing the ''[[NotSoHarmlessVillain Krotons]]'', who have become an [[TookALevelInBadass who have become an utterly ferocious warlike]] race warlike race]] since last time he'd seen them. And the Kroton has literally eaten the Daleks.



** Some of {{the teaser}}s do this. In one example, the episode begins with a pretty young woman walking into her apartment building late at night. It's completely empty, and after she presses the button for the elevator, we see a young man staring at her from the shadows. The music plays ominously as he slowly approaches her...at which point the young woman turns around and cheerfully greets him. It turns out the two are neighbors who live in the same building! They even joke about his scaring her -- and that's when the elevator doors open to reveal a bloody body at the bottom of the shaft.
* In Season 4 of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', Spike is watching Buffy from a balcony, giving a speech about how he's back and this time he's going to kill the slayer, but is interrupted by being tazered and surrounded by the season's real villains, The Initiative.

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** Some of {{the teaser}}s do this. In one example, the episode begins with a pretty young woman walking into her apartment building late at night. It's completely empty, and after she presses the button for the elevator, we see a young man staring at her from the shadows. The music plays ominously as he slowly approaches her... at which point the young woman turns around and cheerfully greets him. It turns out the two are neighbors who live in the same building! They even joke about his scaring her -- and that's when the elevator doors open to reveal a bloody body at the bottom of the shaft.
* In Season 4 of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', Spike is watching Buffy from a balcony, giving a speech about how he's back and this time he's going to kill the slayer, Slayer, but is interrupted by being tazered and surrounded by the season's real villains, The Initiative.



* Subverted in ''Series/{{NCIS}}'', when they capture the mole's boss, and it's someone whose wife is being held hostage. [[spoiler:Double subverted when the team realizes he had killed his own wife and ''was'' the actual big bad.]]

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* Subverted in ''Series/{{NCIS}}'', when they capture the mole's boss, and it's someone whose wife is being held hostage. [[spoiler:Double subverted when the team realizes he had killed his own wife and ''was'' the actual big bad.BigBad.]]



* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' does this in Season 4. After dealing with the DiscOneFinalBoss, the season seems to be setting up [[AIIsACrapshoot Aida]] as its new BigBad. [[spoiler: Then it turns out that she was still loyally serving her creator, [[MadScientist Dr. Radcliffe]], who has been driven insane by the [[TomeOfEldritchLore Darkhold]].]]

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* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' does this in Season 4. After dealing with the DiscOneFinalBoss, the season seems to be setting up [[AIIsACrapshoot Aida]] as its new BigBad. [[spoiler: Then [[spoiler:Then it turns out that she was still loyally serving her creator, [[MadScientist Dr. Radcliffe]], who has been driven insane by the [[TomeOfEldritchLore Darkhold]].]]



* ''VideoGame/AceCombatZeroTheBelkanWar'' has a secret boss that only appears on the hardest difficulty of the bonus mission if you can defeat a specific squadron under a certain amount of time. If you manage that feat, you're greeted with the squadron you would normally fight last, only for them all to be destroyed by the secret boss who then comes after you. [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/AceCombat04ShatteredSkies It's Mobius One]]]]

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* ''VideoGame/AceCombatZeroTheBelkanWar'' has a secret boss that only appears on the hardest difficulty of the bonus mission if you can defeat a specific squadron under a certain amount of time. If you manage that feat, you're greeted with the squadron you would normally fight last, only for them all to be destroyed by the secret boss who then comes after you. [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/AceCombat04ShatteredSkies It's Mobius One]]]]One.]]]]



* ''VideoGame/ApeEscape 2'' has Hikaru/[[DubNameChange Jimmy]] finally meet Specter after defeating the Freaky Monkey Five. Specter talks about how he'll beat Hikaru with a powerful mecha...when Yellow Monkey, the one who ran after you beat him, appears again, and [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever giant size]]. After Yellow destroys the mecha because he's told not to eat more Vita-Z bananas, Specter [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere immediately bails out]] and leaves you to deal with the new problem.
* ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'' does this with the Electrocutioner. He gets a lengthy introduction movie with panning camera shots and dramatic music, an enormous health bar, [[ZeroEffortBoss and goes down in one hit.]] The level continues for a few more mook encounters and seems to have reached its end with Batman interrogating the Penguin, when the REAL boss [[spoiler: Deathstroke]] shows up.

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* ''VideoGame/ApeEscape 2'' has Hikaru/[[DubNameChange Hikaru[=/=][[DubNameChange Jimmy]] finally meet Specter after defeating the Freaky Monkey Five. Specter talks about how he'll beat Hikaru with a powerful mecha... when Yellow Monkey, the one who ran after you beat him, appears again, and [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever giant size]].is giant-size]]. After Yellow destroys the mecha because he's told not to eat more Vita-Z bananas, Specter [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere immediately bails out]] and leaves you to deal with the new problem.
* ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'' does this with the Electrocutioner. He gets a lengthy introduction movie with panning camera shots and dramatic music, an enormous health bar, [[ZeroEffortBoss and goes down in one hit.]] The level continues for a few more mook encounters and seems to have reached its end with Batman interrogating the Penguin, when the REAL boss [[spoiler: Deathstroke]] '''real''' boss, [[spoiler:Deathstroke]], shows up.



** Piston himself becomes a bait and switch boss soon after. The heroes go to fight Piston, only for him to summon [[CrazyAwesome a giant robot/T-Rex/ monster truck]] that you have to fight instead.

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** Piston himself becomes a bait and switch boss soon after. The heroes go to fight Piston, only for him to summon [[CrazyAwesome a giant robot/T-Rex/ monster robot/T-Rex/monster truck]] that you have to fight instead.



** In Stage 1 of ''VideoGame/HardCorpsUprising'', the first major enemy you fight is one of the game's standard mooks driving a rather bizarre CoolCar that can detach into two halves, and has an arsenal including [[ThisIsADrill a huge mining drill]] and [[KillItWithFire a flamethrower]]. After you deplete its life meter, the player and the boss go zooming off a cliff together...and the latter promptly gets devoured by a giant robotic sand worm named Lotus Wyrm (Kanechiku in the Japanese version), who fills in for the now-vacant position of stage boss. Subverted when [[spoiler:you take out the mecha-worm and move on--at the very end of the stage, when you've gotten back on a motor-bike, the camera cuts to the fallen worm...and the mook-driven CoolCar]] ''[[spoiler:rips its way out of the mecha-worm's body]]'' [[spoiler:to continue the fight]].

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** In Stage 1 of ''VideoGame/HardCorpsUprising'', the first major enemy you fight is one of the game's standard mooks driving a rather bizarre CoolCar that can detach into two halves, and has an arsenal including [[ThisIsADrill a huge mining drill]] and [[KillItWithFire a flamethrower]]. After you deplete its life meter, the player and the boss go zooming off a cliff together...and the latter promptly gets devoured by a giant robotic sand worm named Lotus Wyrm (Kanechiku in the Japanese version), who fills in for the now-vacant position of stage boss. Subverted when [[spoiler:you take out the mecha-worm and move on--at on -- at the very end of the stage, when you've gotten back on a motor-bike, the camera cuts to the fallen worm...and the mook-driven CoolCar]] ''[[spoiler:rips its way out of the mecha-worm's body]]'' [[spoiler:to continue the fight]].



* ''VideoGame/DragonsCrown'': In one stage's B-route, the players are tasked with stopping an evil cult from summoning the Demon King. They succeed with relative ease, banishing him before he can even leave the demon realm...only to be forced to face his [[TheDragon Dragon]], the Arch Demon.
* The Creator/{{Taito}} arcade game ''Dungeon Magic'' has a classic example of this. After chasing the evil wizard Venom through three scenarios, each of which ends with him escaping and leaving you to fight one of his minions, you face off with him. He summons a Demon Lord which kills him in one blow, and then fights you.

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* ''VideoGame/DragonsCrown'': In one stage's B-route, the players are tasked with stopping an evil cult from summoning the Demon King. They succeed with relative ease, banishing him before he can even leave the demon realm... only to be forced to face his [[TheDragon Dragon]], the Arch Demon.
* The Creator/{{Taito}} arcade game ''Dungeon Magic'' has a classic example of this. After chasing the evil wizard Venom through three scenarios, each of which ends with him escaping and leaving you to fight one of his minions, you face off with him. He summons a Demon Lord Lord, which kills him in one blow, and then ''then'' fights you.



* Double Subverted by [[spoiler: Father Ariandel]] in ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'' [[spoiler: in the ''Ashes of Ariandel'' Add on.]] It seems like [[spoiler: Ariandel]] would be the boss when you step into his room, but then [[spoiler: [[BigBad Sister Friede]], the true villain,]] comes down to fight you. But once you kill [[spoiler: her, Ariandel]] breaks his bonds, [[spoiler: [[DualBoss revives]] Friede]] and fights you. [[spoiler: And then he dies, leaving Friede to take the fight to a third round.]]
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'', [[spoiler:you arrive at the core of the moon just in time to see TheManBehindTheMan get defeated in a cutscene, only for his hatred to take form and become the FinalBoss.]]

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* Double Subverted by [[spoiler: Father [[spoiler:Father Ariandel]] in ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'' [[spoiler: in [[spoiler:in the ''Ashes of Ariandel'' Add on.]] expansion]]. It seems like [[spoiler: Ariandel]] [[spoiler:Ariandel]] would be the boss when you step into his room, but then [[spoiler: [[BigBad [[spoiler:[[BigBad Sister Friede]], the true villain,]] villain]], comes down to fight you. But once you kill [[spoiler: her, [[spoiler:her, Ariandel]] breaks his bonds, [[spoiler: [[DualBoss [[spoiler:[[DualBoss revives]] Friede]] Friede]], and fights you. [[spoiler: And [[spoiler:And then he dies, leaving Friede to take the fight to a third round.]]
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'', [[spoiler:you arrive at the core of the moon just in time to see TheManBehindTheMan get defeated in a cutscene, only for his hatred to take form and become the FinalBoss.]]FinalBoss]].



* Early on in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'', Squall and company run into [[GoldfishPoopGang Biggs and Wedge]] atop the Dollet Communication Tower. After depleting their health (a simple feat - they're only slightly better than normal Galbadian Soldiers and Elites), they get sucked up in a tornado as [[GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere Elvo]][[DegradedBoss ret]] gets annoyed at all the racket.

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* Early on in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'', Squall and company run into [[GoldfishPoopGang Biggs and Wedge]] atop the Dollet Communication Tower. After depleting their health (a simple feat - -- they're only slightly better than normal Galbadian Soldiers and Elites), they get sucked up in a tornado as [[GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere Elvo]][[DegradedBoss ret]] gets annoyed at all the racket.



* In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: Blazing Sword]]'', [[spoiler:the BigBad turned out to have summoned a great big dragon that you need to take down]].

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* In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: Blazing Sword]]'', [[spoiler:the BigBad turned out [[spoiler:after you kill the BigBad, Nergal, [[WithMyDyingBreathISummonYou he uses the last of his power to have summoned summon a great big dragon dragon]] that you need to take down]].



* Two of the bosses for ''VideoGame/GunstarHeroes'' qualify. After fighting your way through an entire army, the boss warning sounds as you approach an invulnerable soldier who's just standing there and...swaying his torso around? The boss read-out identifies him as "Final Great Soldier", and lists his attack as "Love Love Dancing". After a few awkward seconds, the real boss, the BigBad's [[TheDragon Dragon]], shows up, chews him out, and tosses him aside. The whole boss warning/read-out sequence starts up again to herald the upcoming fight.

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* Two of the bosses for ''VideoGame/GunstarHeroes'' qualify. After fighting your way through an entire army, the boss warning sounds as you approach an invulnerable soldier who's just standing there and... swaying his torso around? The boss read-out identifies him as "Final Great Soldier", and lists his attack as "Love Love Dancing". After a few awkward seconds, the real boss, the BigBad's [[TheDragon Dragon]], shows up, chews him out, and tosses him aside. The whole boss warning/read-out sequence starts up again to herald the upcoming fight.



* In ''VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuy'', right before you enter the Palace of The Guy, the moon, which has been pestering you throughout the game, drops down from the sky to confront you...and then the real boss, the robot dragon from ''VideoGame/MegaMan2'', beats it down and the real fight begins.
* In ''VideoGame/JadeCocoon 2'', all the non story bosses are oversized versions of regular monsters, and before fighting a short fmv clip is played. In one of them a large Dragon fly buzzes at you menacingly. It looks a little out of place in the water world, and seems smaller than other bosses. It then gets eaten by a HUGE frog monster, who then attacks you.
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' does this in the fourth dungeon (which may seem like the final dungeon if you aren't familiar with the series tradition of having ''two'' sets of MacGuffin). BigBad Zant appears, but rather than facing Link directly, he just drives his sword into the skull of a dragon skeleton, animating the boss of the dungeon. Even then, you may think it's just his [[TheDragon Dragon]] and you'll be facing him afterwards, but no.

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* In ''VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuy'', right before you enter the Palace of The Guy, the moon, which has been pestering you throughout the game, drops down from the sky to confront you... and then the real boss, the robot dragon from ''VideoGame/MegaMan2'', beats it down and the real fight begins.
* In ''VideoGame/JadeCocoon 2'', all the non story non-story bosses are oversized versions of regular monsters, and before fighting a short fmv clip is played. In one of them them, a large Dragon fly dragonfly buzzes at you menacingly. It looks a little out of place in the water world, and seems smaller than other bosses. It then gets eaten by a HUGE frog monster, who then attacks you.
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' does this in the fourth dungeon (which may seem like the final dungeon if you aren't familiar with the series tradition of having ''two'' sets of MacGuffin).{{Mac Guffin}}s). BigBad Zant appears, but rather than facing Link directly, he just drives his sword into the skull of a dragon skeleton, animating the boss of the dungeon. Even then, you may think it's just his [[TheDragon Dragon]] and you'll be facing him afterwards, but no.



* ''VideoGame/LunarDragonSong'' does this in reverse. [[spoiler:Before you ever see Ignatius or Lucia, you battle Ignatius's butt-fugly pet Gideon twice. In the second time it is in the chamber of rebirth in his most powerful form possible. After the fight, Lucia is already transformed into Althena and she is killed trying to save Jian in his not-so noble and heroic submission. Just when Ignatius tries to kidnap Flora and attempt to prompt Jian and co into a battle, it turns out Ignatius slips and falls when the platform he stood on crumbles and he falls into the endless void below. Despite the game portraying Ignatius as the main villain and the whole point of collecting all four dragon rings, the player will never battle him ([[HopelessBossFight not including one earlier match before you collect the dragon rings]]) and it is implied Gideon had been the final boss instead.]]
* In ''Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo'', Dan originally appears as the final boss, only to get jumped by Akuma before the round starts.
* ''VideoGame/MegaManDrWilysRevenge'' does an interesting variation - at the end of Wily Castle, there is a room with four teleporters. Seasoned ''Mega Man'' players will assume this part to be rematches with the four Robot Masters fought earlier (lifted from the first ''Mega Man''), but instead they lead to completely different Robot Masters (lifted from ''Mega Man 2'').
* ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime Hunters'' - In one stage, the player is about to face a guardian who gets shot by Trace, a bounty hunter with a sniper-scope weapon.

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* ''VideoGame/LunarDragonSong'' does this in reverse. [[spoiler:Before you ever see Ignatius or Lucia, you battle Ignatius's butt-fugly pet Gideon twice. In the second time time, it is in the chamber of rebirth in his most powerful form possible. After the fight, Lucia is already transformed into Althena and she is killed trying to save Jian in his not-so noble and heroic submission. Just when Ignatius tries to kidnap Flora and attempt to prompt Jian and co into a battle, it turns out Ignatius slips and falls when the platform he stood on crumbles and [[DisneyVillainDeath he falls into the endless void below.below]]. Despite the game portraying Ignatius as the main villain and the whole point of collecting all four dragon rings, the player will never battle him ([[HopelessBossFight not including one earlier match before you collect the dragon rings]]) and it is implied Gideon had been the final boss instead.]]
* In ''Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo'', Dan originally appears as the final boss, only to get jumped by Akuma before the round starts.
* ''VideoGame/MegaManDrWilysRevenge'' does an interesting variation - -- at the end of Wily Castle, there is a room with four teleporters. Seasoned ''Mega Man'' players will assume this part to be rematches with the four Robot Masters fought earlier (lifted from the first ''Mega Man''), but instead they lead to completely different Robot Masters (lifted from ''Mega Man 2'').
* ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime Hunters'' - -- In one stage, the player is about to face a guardian who gets shot by Trace, a bounty hunter with a sniper-scope weapon.



** Zig-zagged at the end of ''Metroid Fusion''. You get mauled by the big nasty-looking boss ''first,'' then the boss you ''thought'' just died shows up...and gets destroyed in one shot (at least giving you the firepower to kill the original enemy).
* ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'' had three of these: [[spoiler:Boss #5, Letz Shake]], is taken out by [[spoiler:Henry (whom you don't fight until much later). This is played straight, with your character (and probably yourself) left angry and unfulfilled]]. Then, just before the fight with the final boss begins, [[spoiler:the real final boss punches straight through him, and one cut scene later the real final battle begins]]. Then, after the final boss, you can watch the ending, where [[spoiler:an unnamed assassin kicks down the door while you're...[[ToiletHumor compromised]]. If you meet the requirements for the TrueFinalBoss, and select the 'real ending' option, he will then be chopped in half by the TrueFinalBoss (the aforementioned Henry), starting the fight]].
* ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes2DesperateStruggle'' has more, numerically speaking. Out of the 51 ranked assassins in the United States, [[spoiler:numbers 49 through 26 are cheerleaders who work with the 25th ranked assassin, [[JerkJock Charlie MacDonald]], to form a HumongousMecha. Assassins ranked 22 through 11 are participating with Travis (ranked 23rd by this point) in a free-for-all battle where they are killed by the tenth ranked assassin, [[PersonOfMassDestruction Dr. Letz Shake]] (ironically, the brain from the machine that Letz Shake used in the last game). Story-wise, the ninth ([[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney Million Gunman]]) and eighth ([[WeCanRebuildHim Neo Destroy Man]]) ranked assassins are this to Travis, although you do get to fight them as Shinobu. Finally, after Henry comes out of a coma thanks to Travis, he goes out and kills the fifth and sixth ranked bosses for Travis off-screen, giving the victories to Travis and sending him pictures of the aftermath; he also chides Travis for being upset about it because the game already has 15 bosses and more would be unreasonable.]] All in all, that's [[spoiler:39]] bosses that the player does not get to fight ([[spoiler:when Henry killed some assassins for Travis, he gave three names, but Travis only went from rank 7 to rank 5, which implies that one of the bosses worked as a team. That or the creators just can't do math]]).
* Done in ''VideoGame/PrinceOfPersiaWarriorWithin'' in the TrueFinalBoss ending. If you got all the health upgrades, as you prepare for [[spoiler:a second battle with Kaileena, the Dahaka attacks again, but by this point you have a weapon that can harm it, so you and Kaileena team up to kill it]]. Earlier in the game, you're about to confront the Crow on an outside ledge, but it just then gets killed by the Dahaka, and yet another EscapeSequence begins.

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** Zig-zagged at the end of ''Metroid Fusion''. You get mauled by the big nasty-looking boss ''first,'' then the boss you ''thought'' just died shows up... and gets destroyed in one shot (at least giving you the firepower to kill the original enemy).
* ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'' had three of these: [[spoiler:Boss #5, Letz Shake]], is taken out by [[spoiler:Henry (whom you don't fight until much later). This is played straight, with your character (and probably yourself) left angry and unfulfilled]]. Then, just before the fight with the final boss begins, [[spoiler:the real final boss punches straight through him, and one cut scene later cutscene later, the real final battle begins]]. Then, after the final boss, you can watch the ending, where [[spoiler:an unnamed assassin kicks down the door while you're... [[ToiletHumor compromised]]. If you meet the requirements for the TrueFinalBoss, and select the 'real ending' option, he will then be chopped in half by the TrueFinalBoss (the aforementioned Henry), starting the fight]].
* ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes2DesperateStruggle'' has more, numerically speaking. Out of the 51 ranked assassins in the United States, [[spoiler:numbers 49 through 26 are cheerleaders who work with the 25th ranked assassin, [[JerkJock Charlie MacDonald]], to form a HumongousMecha. Assassins ranked 22 through 11 are participating with Travis (ranked 23rd by this point) in a free-for-all battle where they are killed by the tenth ranked assassin, [[PersonOfMassDestruction Dr. Letz Shake]] (ironically, the brain from the machine that Letz Shake used in the last game). Story-wise, the ninth ([[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney Million Gunman]]) and eighth ([[WeCanRebuildHim Neo Destroy Man]]) ranked assassins are this to Travis, although you do get to fight them as Shinobu. Finally, after Henry comes out of a coma thanks to Travis, he goes out and kills the fifth and sixth ranked bosses for Travis off-screen, giving the victories to Travis and sending him pictures of the aftermath; he also chides Travis for being upset about it because the game already has 15 bosses and more would be unreasonable.]] All in all, that's [[spoiler:39]] bosses that the player does not get to fight ([[spoiler:when Henry killed some assassins for Travis, he gave three names, but Travis only went from rank 7 to rank 5, which implies that one of the bosses worked as a team. That or [[WritersCannotDoMath the creators just can't do math]]).
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* Done in ''VideoGame/PrinceOfPersiaWarriorWithin'' in the TrueFinalBoss ending. If you got all the health upgrades, as you prepare for [[spoiler:a second battle with Kaileena, the Dahaka attacks again, but by this point point, you have a weapon that can harm it, so you and Kaileena team up to kill it]]. Earlier in the game, you're about to confront the Crow on an outside ledge, but it just then gets killed by the Dahaka, and yet another EscapeSequence begins.



* In ''[[VideoGame/{{Salamander}} Salamander 2]]'', the sequel to Salamander (known as Life Force in the United States), you encounter the first boss of the first game, [[BrainMonster Brain Golem]], at the end of the first stage. A few seconds later, Golem is gobbled up by a gigantic serpent-like creature. You then end up fighting this giant serpent instead as the boss proper. It is possible to actually destroy Golem for a large sum of points before the serpent kills it, but you have acquired a specific weapon type, have enough Options, and be constantly pounding on it.
* In ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures'', you've barely begun fighting General Scales when the real final boss has him give up the Krazoa Spirit (killing Scales when he resists). He doesn't reveal himself until after the last Krazoa Spirit is in place -- [[spoiler:surprise, surprise; it's Andross.]]

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* In ''[[VideoGame/{{Salamander}} Salamander 2]]'', the sequel to Salamander (known as Life Force in the United States), you encounter the first boss of the first game, [[BrainMonster Brain Golem]], at the end of the first stage. A few seconds later, Golem is gobbled up by a gigantic serpent-like creature. You then end up fighting this giant serpent instead as the boss proper. It is possible to actually destroy Golem for a large sum of points before the serpent kills it, but you need to have acquired a specific weapon type, have enough Options, and be constantly pounding on it.
* In ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures'', you've barely begun fighting General Scales when the real final boss has him give up the Krazoa Spirit (killing Scales when he resists). He doesn't reveal himself until after the last Krazoa Spirit is in place -- [[spoiler:surprise, surprise; [[HijackedByGanon it's Andross.]]Andross]]]].



** Also played with in ''Alpha 3''. Sometimes when you fight [[RichBitch Karin]], Sakura's rival, the pre-match animation will show her muscled butler waiting to fight you instead - then Karin throws a pot at him, he runs off, and she gets ready to fight.

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** Also played with in ''Alpha 3''. Sometimes when you fight [[RichBitch Karin]], Sakura's rival, the pre-match animation will show her muscled butler waiting to fight you instead - -- then Karin throws a pot at him, he runs off, and she gets ready to fight.



* The final boss of ''[[VideoGame/CrudeBuster Two Crude Dudes]]'' was the evil scientist who'd unleashed all those hideous mutants upon post-apocalyptic New York. He's hilariously easy to beat the crap out of and throw around like a ragdoll...until he suddenly mutates into a gigantic asskicking monstrosity.

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* The final boss of ''[[VideoGame/CrudeBuster Two Crude Dudes]]'' was the evil scientist who'd unleashed all those hideous mutants upon post-apocalyptic New York. He's hilariously easy to beat the crap out of and throw around like a ragdoll... until he suddenly mutates into [[OneWingedAngel a gigantic asskicking monstrosity.monstrosity]].



** After killing her, [[spoiler:your friend Jeremiah]] appears and reveals that [[TheManBehindTheMan he's been behind the whole thing]]! Looks like he's the final boss, but then Patrick just unceremoniously [[OffWithHisHead decapitates him]] [[TalkToTheFist mid-speech]]. Which results in the much-hyped [[EldritchAbomination Undying King]] being summoned, leaping out of the ground looking like a pissed-off mummy, as befit his name, only to disintegrate into powder upon hitting the ground. Only ''then'' does [[spoiler:the ''real'' Undying King (the Celtic King was just a human sacrifice) raise out of the ground in the form of some odd-EldritchAbomination-crab-spider-scorpion ''thing'']]. After him, the game ends.

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** After killing her, [[spoiler:your friend Jeremiah]] appears and reveals that [[TheManBehindTheMan he's been behind the whole thing]]! Looks like he's the final boss, but then Patrick just unceremoniously [[OffWithHisHead decapitates him]] [[TalkToTheFist mid-speech]]. Which results in the much-hyped [[EldritchAbomination Undying King]] being summoned, leaping out of the ground looking like a pissed-off mummy, as befit his name, only to disintegrate into powder upon hitting the ground. Only ''then'' does [[spoiler:the ''real'' Undying King (the Celtic King was just a human sacrifice) raise {{human sacrifice}}) rise out of the ground in the form of some odd-EldritchAbomination-crab-spider-scorpion ''thing'']]. After him, the game ends.



** In ''The Burning Crusade'', the apparent final boss of the Arcatraz dungeon is an insane blood elf who hides in a magical bubble and releases three random minibosses (and an obnoxious but allied gnome) from the cells around him. After defeating them, the "real" final boss, a SealedEvilInACan (a MindRape insect mage) (and presumably the reason the elf was crazy, given all that babbling about a "master"), is released; he kills the crazy elf rather swiftly then moves on to you.
** The Trial of the Crusader raid has another, rather sad one. A gnome warlock named Wilfred Fizzlebang, rather confident about his abilities and his supposed immense power. He intends to summon a Doomguard (a rather powerful demon, but not ridiculously powerful, however). Instead, he accidentally summons a huge eredar lord, a much more deadly demonic sorcerer, and proceeds to attempt to convince said demon (who is about 20 times bigger than him) that HE, the gnome, is in charge here. Needless to say, he gets swiftly killed by his summoned demon, who then proceeds to blast away at the players.

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** In ''The Burning Crusade'', the apparent final boss of the Arcatraz dungeon is an insane blood elf who hides in a magical bubble and releases three random minibosses (and an obnoxious but allied gnome) from the cells around him. After defeating them, the "real" final boss, a SealedEvilInACan (a MindRape insect mage) (and presumably the reason the elf was crazy, given all that babbling about a "master"), is released; he kills the crazy elf rather swiftly swiftly, then moves on to you.
** The Trial of the Crusader raid has another, rather sad one. A gnome warlock named Wilfred Fizzlebang, rather confident about his abilities and his supposed immense power. He intends to summon a Doomguard (a rather powerful demon, but not ridiculously powerful, however). Instead, he accidentally summons a huge eredar lord, a much more deadly demonic sorcerer, and proceeds to attempt to convince said demon (who is about 20 times bigger than him) that HE, the gnome, is in charge here. Needless to say, [[EvilIsNotAToy he gets swiftly killed by his summoned demon, demon]], who then proceeds to blast away at the players.



* ''VideoGame/OnePieceUnlimitedCruise Episode 2'' plays this pretty straight with the battle against Donquixote Doflamingo. At first it looks like you're going to fight against Bellamy, the relatively weak and easily dispatched villain from the Jaya arc. All of a sudden, a pink arm rises from the boss container and takes control of Bellamy. This is followed by the rest of Doflamingo's body, which proceeds to [[ThatOneBoss KICK. YOUR. ASS.]]
* You know Zouken Matou, big bad of the Heavens Feel route in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight''? Yea, turns out Sakura wasn't as brain dead as he assumed. Cue bridge drop with [[spoiler:Saber vs. Shirou and Sakura vs. Tohsaka, while the ''real'' BigBad, Kotomine, shows up. And then after that, Shirou still has to beat what is essentially the devil.]]

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* ''VideoGame/OnePieceUnlimitedCruise Episode 2'' plays this pretty straight with the battle against Donquixote Doflamingo. At first first, it looks like you're going to fight against Bellamy, the relatively weak and easily dispatched villain from the Jaya arc. All of a sudden, a pink arm rises from the boss container and takes control of Bellamy. This is followed by the rest of Doflamingo's body, which proceeds to [[ThatOneBoss KICK. YOUR. ASS.]]
* You know Zouken Matou, big bad of the Heavens Feel route in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight''? Yea, turns out Sakura wasn't as brain dead as he assumed. Cue [[DroppedABridgeOnHim bridge drop drop]] with [[spoiler:Saber vs. Shirou and Sakura vs. Tohsaka, while the ''real'' BigBad, Kotomine, shows up. And then after that, Shirou still has to beat what is essentially the devil.]]devil]].



** Any character that has an alternate ("Yami") form can do this to themselves. Yami Yugi and Yami Bakura are their default forms, but can switch out with Regular Yugi or Bakura. Marik can switch out with Yami Bakura, who is a lot more aggressive. These examples mean minimal, though, as they use the same decks.

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** Any character that has an alternate ("Yami") form can do this to themselves. Yami Yugi and Yami Bakura are their default forms, but can switch out with Regular Yugi or Bakura. Marik can switch out with Yami Bakura, who is a lot more aggressive. These examples mean minimal, have minimal consequence, though, as they use the same decks.



* In an early dungeon in ''VideoGame/MegaManLegends 2'', the MacGuffin at the end of the dungeon is gone when you get there. This is not surprising, as you already fought a CowardlyBoss pursuing the same MacGuffin twice in the same dungeon. He then shows up behind you...and informs you that he doesn't have it, then leaves you to fight the boss that does.

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* In an early dungeon in ''VideoGame/MegaManLegends 2'', the MacGuffin at the end of the dungeon is gone when you get there. This is not surprising, as you already fought a CowardlyBoss pursuing the same MacGuffin twice in the same dungeon. He then shows up behind you... and informs you that he doesn't have it, then leaves you to fight the boss that does.



* In ''VideoGame/HenryHatsworthInThePuzzlingAdventure'', the final boss is apparently your ArchEnemy Weasleby. However, [[spoiler:after beating on him for a while, he suddenly starts twitching a whole bunch before his head pops off, with Henry's KidSidekick Cole coming out of his body. After a speech in which Cole reveals that HE'S the real BigBad, he summons out a massive Mech that he only managed to build thanks to [[AdamSmithHatesYourGuts all the money you've spent on upgrades in his store]].]]
* Subverted in ''VideoGame/BlazBlue: Continuum Shift'', where one battle in Hakumen's Arcade Mode path seems to set you up against [[spoiler:Tager]], but then [[spoiler:Rachel]] appears...and then she only speaks briefly with Hakumen before making way for [[spoiler:Tager]], for real.

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* In ''VideoGame/HenryHatsworthInThePuzzlingAdventure'', the final boss is apparently your ArchEnemy Weasleby. However, [[spoiler:after beating on him for a while, he suddenly starts twitching a whole bunch before his head pops off, with Henry's KidSidekick Cole coming out of his body. After a speech in which Cole reveals that HE'S [[TheDogWasTheMastermind HE'S]] the real BigBad, he summons out a massive Mech that he only managed to build thanks to [[AdamSmithHatesYourGuts all the money you've spent on upgrades in his store]].]]
* Subverted in ''VideoGame/BlazBlue: Continuum Shift'', where one battle in Hakumen's Arcade Mode path seems to set you up against [[spoiler:Tager]], but then [[spoiler:Rachel]] appears... and then she only speaks briefly with Hakumen before making way for [[spoiler:Tager]], for real.



** ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'' pulls off a similar trick. You fought the Elite Four and even Lance appears to set you up as the champion so all is well. Right? Nope! You WOULD have been the champion, but your rival beat you to the punch so now you have to go beat him to obtain the title!
* Used creatively in ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry 4''. The boss of mission five appears to be two luminescent HornyDevils with ice powers, fought in a snowing courtyard, but as you fight them, they seem unusually pathetic, rarely ever attacking and doing little when they do. Damage them enough, though, and [[spoiler:a massive toad demon with ice powers will suddenly lunge out of the blizzard, trying to swallow you whole. He's the actual boss - the devils were just his lures.]]

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** ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'' pulls off a similar trick. You fought the Elite Four and even Lance appears to set you up as the champion so all is well. Right? Nope! You WOULD have been the champion, but your rival beat you to the punch punch, so now you have to go beat him to obtain the title!
* Used creatively in ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry 4''. The boss of mission five appears to be two luminescent HornyDevils with ice powers, fought in a snowing courtyard, but as you fight them, they seem unusually pathetic, rarely ever attacking and doing little when they do. Damage them enough, though, and [[spoiler:a massive toad demon with ice powers will suddenly lunge out of the blizzard, trying to swallow you whole. He's the actual boss - -- the devils were just his lures.]]



** Something similar happens on the Avatar of Boris run - [[spoiler:the final form of the Naughty Sorceress is taken out by an Avatar of Sneaky Pete, who takes the opportunity to attempt revenge on Boris for stealing his thunder back in their mortal days.]]
** In an Avatar of Jarlsberg run, [[spoiler:you find the Avatar of Boris has already defeated the Sorceress, and Jarlsberg seizes the opportunity to get revenge on Boris for being the JerkJock to Jarlsberg's HollywoodNerd.]]
** Likewise, the Zombie Slayer challenge path ends with [[spoiler:you facing Rene C. Corman, mastermind behind the ZombieApocalypse plaguing the kingdom, instead of the Naughty Sorceress's final form.]]

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** Something similar happens on the Avatar of Boris run - -- [[spoiler:the final form of the Naughty Sorceress is taken out by an Avatar of Sneaky Pete, who takes the opportunity to attempt revenge on Boris for stealing his thunder back in their mortal days.]]
** In an Avatar of Jarlsberg run, [[spoiler:you find the Avatar of Boris has already defeated the Sorceress, and Jarlsberg seizes the opportunity to get revenge on Boris for being the JerkJock to Jarlsberg's HollywoodNerd.]]
HollywoodNerd]].
** Likewise, the Zombie Slayer challenge path ends with [[spoiler:you facing Rene C. Corman, mastermind behind the ZombieApocalypse plaguing the kingdom, instead of the Naughty Sorceress's final form.]]form]].



* ''VideoGame/AbobosBigAdventure'' first has Jaws being eaten by the larger Big Daddy. Later, just as it seems you are about to fight the giant Contra end-boss alien, [[spoiler:he gets inhaled by Kirby, and things get ''nuts''.]]

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* ''VideoGame/AbobosBigAdventure'' first has Jaws being eaten by the larger Big Daddy. Later, just as it seems you are about to fight the giant Contra end-boss alien, [[spoiler:he gets inhaled by Kirby, and things get ''nuts''.]]''nuts'']].



* Played the other way round with Maiden Astreaea in DemonsSouls. Her bodyguard, Garl Vinland, is a formidable fighter in his own right (though not near the class of the other bosses of the game). Once you kill him, Astraea is completely helpless and you can either slay her with a few hits, or talk to her, which results in her suicide. [[YouBastard Not without pointing out what you just did.]] She is supposed to be a heretic priest using demon powers, [[BeautifulVoid but the game doesn't tell you that]].

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* Played the other way round with Maiden Astreaea in DemonsSouls.''VideoGame/DemonsSouls''. Her bodyguard, Garl Vinland, is a formidable fighter in his own right (though not near the class of the other bosses of the game). Once you kill him, Astraea is completely helpless and you can either slay her with a few hits, or talk to her, which results in her suicide. [[YouBastard Not without pointing out what you just did.]] She is supposed to be a heretic priest using demon powers, [[BeautifulVoid but the game doesn't tell you that]].



* ''VideoGame/Sly2BandOfThieves'' builds Arpeggio up as the main villain. Then during the final level [[spoiler:Neyla]] betrays him and takes over as the real BigBad of the game.

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* ''VideoGame/Sly2BandOfThieves'' builds Arpeggio up as the main villain. Then during the final level level, [[spoiler:Neyla]] betrays him and takes over as the real BigBad of the game.



* The final quest in ''VideoGame/MightAndMagic VI'' is to destroy the reactor in the Kreegan Hive to destroy the hive... which turns out to be surprisingly easy if you have followed the main quest[[note]]the reactor is immune to damage from everything but one specific rare kind of weapon -- but an earlier quest was specifically about gathering enough of that kind of weapon to equip every one of your characters[[/note]], as while the reactor ''is'' a boss, having a somewhat dangerous attack and a fair bit of health and immunities, it's also a reactor -- IE, stationary. [[spoiler: The ''real'' final boss is the Kreegan Hive Queen backed up by a horde of lesser Kreegan, who you get teleported in front of once you destroy the reactor and have to kill to get out.]]

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* The final quest in ''VideoGame/MightAndMagic VI'' is to destroy the reactor in the Kreegan Hive to destroy the hive... which turns out to be surprisingly easy if you have followed the main quest[[note]]the reactor is immune to damage from everything but one specific rare kind of weapon -- but an earlier quest was specifically about gathering enough of that kind of weapon to equip every one of your characters[[/note]], as while the reactor ''is'' a boss, having a somewhat dangerous attack and a fair bit of health and immunities, it's also a reactor -- IE, stationary. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The ''real'' final boss is the Kreegan Hive Queen backed up by a horde of lesser Kreegan, who you get teleported in front of once you destroy the reactor and have to kill to get out.]]



* In ''Webcomic/{{Katamari}}'', towards the end of the tournament arc, Lucha and Opeo advance to the finals in the tournament, where their final opponents are apparently two generic grapplers. Lucha comments that the opponents lack flair and intimidating aura, and that they are not excessively menacing, yet strangely appropriate foes. [[spoiler: That's when a wrestler and a mummy drop down and pull a Super Street Fighter II Turbo by laying the smack-down on the grapplers, leading to the wrestler and the mummy being the true final opponents.]]
---> '''Lucha:''' [[spoiler: Ah, there we go.]]

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Katamari}}'', towards the end of the tournament arc, Lucha and Opeo advance to the finals in the tournament, where their final opponents are apparently two generic grapplers. Lucha comments that the opponents lack flair and intimidating aura, and that they are not excessively menacing, yet strangely appropriate foes. [[spoiler: That's [[spoiler:That's when a wrestler and a mummy drop down and pull a Super Street Fighter II Turbo by laying the smack-down on the grapplers, leading to the wrestler and the mummy being the true final opponents.]]
---> '''Lucha:''' [[spoiler: Ah, [[spoiler:Ah, there we go.]]
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* In ''Videogame/SonicForces'', the boss fight against Eggman as Classic Sonic seems easy enough, as it's a copy of the wrecking-ball bot from ''Videogame/SonicTheHedgehog1''. Sonic defeats him in a few hits, and Eggman flies upwards... to board the '''[[HumongousMecha Egg Dragoon]]'''!


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** In ''Videogame/SonicForces'', the boss fight against Eggman as Classic Sonic seems easy enough, as it's a copy of the wrecking-ball bot from ''Videogame/SonicTheHedgehog1''. Sonic defeats him in a few hits, and Eggman flies upwards... to board the '''''[[Videogame/SonicUnleashed Egg]] [[HumongousMecha Dragoon]]'''''!
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* In ''Videogame/SonicForces'', the boss fight against Eggman as Classic Sonic seems easy enough, as it's a copy of the wrecking-ball bot from ''Videogame/SonicTheHedgehog1''. Sonic defeats him in a few hits, and Eggman flies upwards... to board the '''[[HumongousMecha Egg Dragoon]]'''!
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---> '''Lucha:''' [[spoiler: Ah. there we go.]]

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---> '''Lucha:''' [[spoiler: Ah. Ah, there we go.]]
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* In ''Webcomic/Katamari'', towards the end of the tournament arc, Lucha and Opeo advance to the finals in the tournament, where their final opponents are apparently two generic grapplers. Lucha comments that the opponents lack flair and intimidating aura, and that they are not excessively menacing, yet strangely appropriate foes. [[spoiler: That's when a wrestler and a mummy drop down and pull a Super Street Fighter II Turbo by laying the smack-down on the grapplers, leading to the wrestler and the mummy being the true final opponents.]]

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* In ''Webcomic/Katamari'', ''Webcomic/{{Katamari}}'', towards the end of the tournament arc, Lucha and Opeo advance to the finals in the tournament, where their final opponents are apparently two generic grapplers. Lucha comments that the opponents lack flair and intimidating aura, and that they are not excessively menacing, yet strangely appropriate foes. [[spoiler: That's when a wrestler and a mummy drop down and pull a Super Street Fighter II Turbo by laying the smack-down on the grapplers, leading to the wrestler and the mummy being the true final opponents.]]
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* In ''Webcomic/Katamari'', towards the end of the tournament arc, Lucha and Opeo advance to the finals in the tournament, where their final opponents are apparently two generic grapplers. Lucha comments that the opponents lack flair and intimidating aura, and that they are not excessively menacing, yet strangely appropriate foes. [[spoiler: That's when a wrestler and a mummy drop down and pull a Super Street Fighter II Turbo by laying the smack-down on the grapplers, leading to the wrestler and the mummy being the true final opponents.]]
---> '''Lucha:''' [[spoiler: Ah. there we go.]]
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* In the Netflix animated series WesternAnimation/{{Trollhunters}}, during a trip to the marshlands of Florida, our heroes [[MacGuffin questing for an important stone]] run afoul of a bad Troll known as the Fake-King Blungo. Despite what the flow of the episode seems to dictate, this fake king sticks around just long enough to non-lethally antagonize one of our heroes for a bit, before quickly and unceremoniously getting petrified by the much more menacing and pertinent threat of Angor Rot and his poisoned dagger. He takes over as the main threat for the remainder of the episode.

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* In the Netflix animated series WesternAnimation/{{Trollhunters}}, ''WesternAnimation/{{Trollhunters}}'', during a trip to the marshlands of Florida, our heroes [[MacGuffin questing for an important stone]] run afoul of a bad Troll known as the Fake-King Blungo. Despite what the flow of the episode seems to dictate, this fake king sticks around just long enough to non-lethally antagonize one of our heroes for a bit, before quickly and unceremoniously getting [[AlwaysABiggerFish petrified by the much more menacing and pertinent threat of Angor Rot Rot]] and his poisoned dagger. He takes over as the main threat for the remainder of the episode.
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