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21st May '18 10:44:20 AM jaydude
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*** In ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1'', Bowser (and each of the fakes) stands on a bridge. On the other side of the bridge is an axe. If Mario can pass Bowser and get the axe, the bridge and Bowser fall and you win. And in the ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBros'' games, the fight is the same, but the axe is replaced by a large button with a skull on it. The tradition is continued in ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DLand'', once again with a button (only this time ''it has his insignia on it'').

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*** In ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1'', Bowser (and each of the fakes) stands on a bridge. On the other side of the bridge is an axe. If Mario can pass Bowser and get the axe, the bridge and Bowser fall and you win. And in the ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBros'' games, the fight is the same, but the axe is replaced by a large button with a skull on it. The tradition is continued in ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DLand'', once again with a button (only this time ''it has his insignia on it''). The most that can be said for Bowser here is that in the DS game, once the player gets past him he will at least turn around and run for the button.
20th May '18 5:38:23 AM SolidSonicTH
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** The only way to destroy the Spider-Mobile, the act 2 boss of Flying Battery Zone, in ''VideoGame/SonicMania'' is by bashing the machine's cockpit against the spikes lining parts of the walls the lift the battle takes place on passes by. This is done by hitting the giant bumper that makes up the machine's abdomen, which can be accomplished either by hitting it with a Spin Dash-charged jump or by flinging yourself from the rotating poles opposite the spike walls.
26th Apr '18 9:43:22 AM draph91
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* [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation PS1]] / [[UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo 64}} N64]] ''VideoGame/SpiderMan2EnterElectro'':
** 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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* [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation PS1]] / [[UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo 64}} N64]] ''VideoGame/SpiderMan2EnterElectro'':
''VideoGame/SpiderMan'':
** 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]]). [[VideoGame/SpiderMan2EnterElectro The sequel 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.]]
26th Apr '18 9:39:00 AM draph91
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* [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation PS1]] / [[UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo 64}} N64]] ''VideoGame/SpiderMan'':
** 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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* [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation PS1]] / [[UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo 64}} N64]] ''VideoGame/SpiderMan'':
''VideoGame/SpiderMan2EnterElectro'':
** 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.]]
26th Apr '18 7:44:08 AM Njein
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* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':

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* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'': The boss battles are quite notorious for this.
15th Apr '18 5:42:10 AM MyFinalEdits
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* Averted in ''WebComic/TheLegendOfMaxx''. Xylan, the villain, knowing that one of his enemy's most powerful weapons relies on her manipulating dirt, deliberately [[http://legendofmaxx.com/archives/1383 removes all dirt from his throne room and seals it]], making sure none can be brought in from outside.
** [[http://legendofmaxx.com/archives/1384 It doesn't work]], of course, but it was a good attempt.

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* Averted in ''WebComic/TheLegendOfMaxx''. Xylan, the villain, knowing that one of his enemy's most powerful weapons relies on her manipulating dirt, deliberately [[http://legendofmaxx.com/archives/1383 removes all dirt from his throne room and seals it]], making sure none can be brought in from outside. \n** [[http://legendofmaxx.com/archives/1384 It doesn't work]], of course, but it was a good attempt.
9th Apr '18 3:00:21 PM Rhodes7
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* In the final boss battle of ''VideoGame/JediOutcast'' it is possible to kill Desaan without once hitting him, by collapsing multiple pillars onto him. It is also possible to overcome him by main force and skill, but using the environment is much easier.


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* Invoked in ''Literature/DarkLordOfDerkholm'' where the Dark Lord stands by a bottomless pit full of magic fire and makes threats until the Pilgrims attack and knock him into it. It's all stage direction, though, the Dark Lord is an illusion who dies to set the final triumph on a tour.
7th Apr '18 12:25:11 PM Rhodes7
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* ''Fanfic/Warhammer40000TheMisfits'': Alaster Karo, an ordinary high-school student, defeats a Space Marine by luring him onto a slippery stretch of gym floor and striking quickly. The duel was to first blood, and he admits in a serious fight he would have only died quickly.
21st Mar '18 12:04:16 PM LegendofJesse
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* Averted in ''WebComic/TheLegendOfMaxx''. Xylan, the villain, knowing that one of his enemy's most powerful weapons relies on her manipulating dirt, deliberately [[http://legendofmaxx.com/archives/1383 removes all dirt from his throne room and seals it]], making sure none can be brought in from outside. [[http://legendofmaxx.com/archives/1384 It doesn't work]], of course, but it was a good attempt.

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* Averted in ''WebComic/TheLegendOfMaxx''. Xylan, the villain, knowing that one of his enemy's most powerful weapons relies on her manipulating dirt, deliberately [[http://legendofmaxx.com/archives/1383 removes all dirt from his throne room and seals it]], making sure none can be brought in from outside.
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[[http://legendofmaxx.com/archives/1384 It doesn't work]], of course, but it was a good attempt.
13th Mar '18 11:33:11 PM MyFinalEdits
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* Averted in ''WebComic/TheLegendOfMaxx''. Xylan, the villain, knowing that one of his enemy's most powerful weapons relies on her manipulating dirt, deliberately [[http://legendofmaxx.com/archives/1383 removes all dirt from his throne room and seals it]], making sure none can be brought in from outside.
** [[http://legendofmaxx.com/archives/1384 It doesn't work]], of course, but it was a good attempt.

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* Averted in ''WebComic/TheLegendOfMaxx''. Xylan, the villain, knowing that one of his enemy's most powerful weapons relies on her manipulating dirt, deliberately [[http://legendofmaxx.com/archives/1383 removes all dirt from his throne room and seals it]], making sure none can be brought in from outside.
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outside. [[http://legendofmaxx.com/archives/1384 It doesn't work]], of course, but it was a good attempt.
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