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27th Apr '17 10:35:58 AM draph91
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** The BeatEmUp was chock full of such examples, but the most blatant is the penultimate boss fight of the game against the symbiote Carnage. As Spidey tells you, a symbiote is weak against fire and supersonic frequencies, so naturally the room you fight Carnage in has a massive sonic bubble in the middle (presumably built by Dr. Octopus as a failsafe against Carnage) for you to knock him into. Other such examples include the fight against Doc Ock (with convenient "disable forcefield" buttons lowered to the arena one-by-one) and the Rhino boss fight ([[BullfightBoss with electric pistons for the Rhino to charge into and electrocute himself with]]). The sequel lampshaded this, even, with the final battle against Hyper Electro where, after you trick the pure energy final boss into zapping one of the several generators in the area, which sucks his energy away and makes him physical again so he can be attacked, Spidey quips "Man, you'd think a guy would get wise to this trick!", or with "Just goes to show that good wins, because EvilIsDumb!" [[spoiler:This turns against you if you didn't destroy the electric tower, which will refill all of Electro's HP. Being that it takes up half the area, you should feel REALLY dumb.]]

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** The BeatEmUp was chock full of such examples, but the most blatant is the penultimate boss fight of the game against the symbiote Carnage. As Spidey tells you, a symbiote is weak against fire and supersonic frequencies, so naturally the room you fight Carnage in has a massive sonic bubble in the middle (presumably built by Dr. Octopus as a failsafe against Carnage) for you to knock him into. Other such examples include the fight against Doc Ock (with convenient "disable forcefield" buttons lowered to the arena one-by-one) and the Rhino boss fight ([[BullfightBoss with electric pistons for the Rhino to charge into and electrocute himself with]]). The sequel lampshaded this, even, with the final battle against Hyper Electro where, after you trick the pure energy final boss into zapping one of the several generators in the area, which sucks his energy away and makes him physical again so he can be attacked, Spidey quips "Man, you'd think a guy would get wise ''get wise'' to this trick!", or with "Just goes to show that good wins, because EvilIsDumb!" [[spoiler:This turns against you if you didn't destroy the electric tower, which will refill all of Electro's HP. Being that it takes up half the area, you should feel REALLY dumb.]]
20th Apr '17 11:04:09 AM draph91
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** The BeatEmUp was chock full of such examples, but the most blatant is the penultimate boss fight of the game against the symbiote Carnage. As Spidey tells you, a symbiote is weak against fire and supersonic frequencies, so naturally the room you fight Carnage in has a massive sonic bubble in the middle (presumably built by Dr. Octopus as a failsafe against Carnage) for you to knock him into. Other such examples include the fight against Doc Ock (with convenient "disable forcefield" buttons lowered to the arena one-by-one) and the Rhino boss fight ([[BullfightBoss with electric pistons for the Rhino to charge into and electrocute himself with]]). The sequel lampshaded this, even, with the final battle against Hyper Electro where, after you trick the pure energy final boss into zapping one of the several generators in the area, which sucks his energy away and makes him physical again so he can be attacked, Spidey quips "Man, you'd think a guy would learn after a while!", or with "Remember kids, good always wins because EvilIsDumb!" [[spoiler:This turns against you if you didn't destroy the electric tower, which will refill all of Electro's HP. Being that it takes up half the area, you should feel REALLY dumb.]]

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** The BeatEmUp was chock full of such examples, but the most blatant is the penultimate boss fight of the game against the symbiote Carnage. As Spidey tells you, a symbiote is weak against fire and supersonic frequencies, so naturally the room you fight Carnage in has a massive sonic bubble in the middle (presumably built by Dr. Octopus as a failsafe against Carnage) for you to knock him into. Other such examples include the fight against Doc Ock (with convenient "disable forcefield" buttons lowered to the arena one-by-one) and the Rhino boss fight ([[BullfightBoss with electric pistons for the Rhino to charge into and electrocute himself with]]). The sequel lampshaded this, even, with the final battle against Hyper Electro where, after you trick the pure energy final boss into zapping one of the several generators in the area, which sucks his energy away and makes him physical again so he can be attacked, Spidey quips "Man, you'd think a guy would learn after a while!", get wise to this trick!", or with "Remember kids, "Just goes to show that good always wins wins, because EvilIsDumb!" [[spoiler:This turns against you if you didn't destroy the electric tower, which will refill all of Electro's HP. Being that it takes up half the area, you should feel REALLY dumb.]]
11th Apr '17 6:42:39 PM nombretomado
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* In ''SilentHill4'', Walter and the "god" he summons are completely invincible... except for the spears that spawn in the very place where you fight him.

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* In ''SilentHill4'', ''VideoGame/SilentHill4'', Walter and the "god" he summons are completely invincible... except for the spears that spawn in the very place where you fight him.
5th Mar '17 5:00:49 PM nombretomado
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* ''DungeonSiege II'':

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* ''DungeonSiege II'': ''VideoGame/DungeonSiegeII'':
8th Feb '17 8:37:24 PM MasamiPhoenix
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* In ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', the Wicked Witch of the West, happens to have a bucket of water, her weakness, on hand for no known reason.
6th Jan '17 7:59:33 PM ShorinBJ
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* ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'' and their remakes have [[Administrivia/TropesAreFlexible something similar]] to this. Lt.Surge is an electric-type gym leader. Yet he built his gym in a city with a cave full of Diglett and Dugtrio, ground-types that are immune to electric attacks. He can be tough to beat, but catch a couple Diglett before going in,keep spamming Dig, and you'll breeze through.

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* ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'' and their remakes have [[Administrivia/TropesAreFlexible something similar]] to this. Lt. Surge is an electric-type gym leader. Yet he built his gym in a city with a cave full of Diglett and Dugtrio, ground-types that are immune to electric attacks. He can be tough to beat, but catch a couple Diglett before going in,keep in, keep spamming Dig, and you'll breeze through.
23rd Nov '16 10:46:13 AM Crocket_Lawnchair
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3rd Nov '16 7:31:57 AM timotaka
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* In the first ''VideoGame/EyeOfTheBeholder'' the boss dwells in an area with a very obvious trap: There is a wall niche full of treasure with an absolutely enormous blood stain in front of it. At least the only way to force the boss into it is with a unique magical wand that requires a lengthy quest to acquire.
29th Oct '16 1:34:32 PM nombretomado
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* The Undead Lich in ''GuildWars Prophecies'' chooses to fight you in the one place where his immortality can be stolen. On a lesser note, he doesn't even bother stepping ''away'' from the nearby lava, sometimes even teleporting ''into'' the lava, causing him to burst into flames.

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* The Undead Lich in ''GuildWars ''VideoGame/GuildWars Prophecies'' chooses to fight you in the one place where his immortality can be stolen. On a lesser note, he doesn't even bother stepping ''away'' from the nearby lava, sometimes even teleporting ''into'' the lava, causing him to burst into flames.
26th Oct '16 11:36:43 AM SolidSonicTH
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** The boss of the Star Light Zone in ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog1'' attacks Sonic by tossing spike bombs from the underside of his craft that explode after a brief period. Would be an effective strategy if not for the fact Eggman drops these bombs on top of the seesaws that Sonic can then use to either throw the bombs back at Eggman or as counterweights to launch himself up for a direct assault.
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