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16th May '17 6:25:50 PM HeroicJay
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[[caption-width-right:350:Er... [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros you]] did.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Er... [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros you]] did.[[caption-width-right:350:Pick your battle arenas wisely.]]
5th May '17 7:09:35 PM Prinzenick
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* In the UsefulNotes/{{NES}}[[ VideoGame/FelixTheCat Felix the Cat video game]], the lab where you fight Professor in his spaceship has ''three'' Magic Bag warps, which allow Felix to quickly stack up power-ups and fight Professor in the tank, making the fight a breeze.

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* In the UsefulNotes/{{NES}}[[ VideoGame/FelixTheCat UsefulNotes/{{NES}} [[VideoGame/FelixTheCat Felix the Cat video game]], the lab where you fight Professor in his spaceship has ''three'' Magic Bag warps, which allow Felix to quickly stack up power-ups and fight Professor in the tank, making the fight a breeze.
5th May '17 7:09:13 PM Prinzenick
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* In the UsefulNotes/{{NES}}[[ VideoGame/FelixTheCat Felix the Cat video game]], the lab where you fight Professor in his spaceship has ''three'' Magic Bag warps, which allow Felix to quickly stack up power-ups and fight Professor in the tank, making the fight a breeze.
4th May '17 1:57:25 PM Astaroth
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** In ''Soul Reaver'', Rahab's chamber consists of windows you have to break to shine sunlight on him, while Melchiah's chamber has retractible portcullises you have to lure him through to have them fall and hit his back.
** Also from ''Soul Reaver'' is Dumah, who has spent so long in the spectral realm gathering strength that he is completely invulnerable to all of your attacks and would be unstoppable... if he didn't chase you into the blast furnace, or the one room in the fortress with something in it that can kill him. Weirdly, despite immolation being the only thing that can kill him, he's still completely immune to the fire and sunlight glyphs.
** In ''Blood Omen 2'', Faustus stands atop furnaces in a room full of mist, which you can use to become invisible and sneak up close enough to turn the furnaces on and burn him.
** In ''Defiance'', Turel's chamber has four gongs that ring loudly and stun him when rung.
** The third boss of ''Blood Omen 2'', Sebastian, isn't so much Boss Arena Idiocy as it is he's plain stupid -- he crawls along the walls and leaps at you, and there's a laser in the center of the room. If you stand on the other side of the beam, Sebastian will leap ''into'' it to try and hit you, and hurt himself in the process.

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** In ''Blood Omen 2'':
*** Faustus stands atop furnaces in a room full of mist, which you can use to become invisible and sneak up close enough to turn the furnaces on and burn him.
*** The third boss, Sebastian, isn't so much Boss Arena Idiocy as it is he's plain stupid -- he crawls along the walls and leaps at you, and there's a laser in the center of the room. If you stand on the other side of the beam, Sebastian will leap ''into'' it to try and hit you, and hurt himself in the process.
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''Soul Reaver'', Rahab's chamber consists of windows you have to break to shine sunlight on him, while Reaver'':
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Melchiah's chamber has retractible retractable portcullises you have to lure him through and impale him with, and he's finished off after being pinned beneath a giant meat grinder installed in the ceiling.
*** Zephon's chamber contains the corpse of a vampire hunter equipped with a flame thrower, allowing you
to have ignite the eggs he lays and throw them fall back at him to burn him.
*** Rahab is even more vulnerable to sunlight than most of his vampire brothers,
and hit makes his back.
** Also from ''Soul Reaver'' is Dumah, who
lair in a chamber full of boarded up windows which Raziel can shatter with telekinetic blasts to incinerate him.
*** Dumah
has spent so long in the spectral realm gathering strength that he is completely invulnerable to all of your attacks and would be unstoppable... if he didn't chase you into the blast furnace, or the one room in the fortress with something in it that can kill him. Weirdly, despite immolation being the only thing that can kill him, he's still completely immune to the fire and sunlight glyphs.
** In ''Blood Omen 2'', Faustus stands atop furnaces in a room full of mist, which you can use to become invisible and sneak up close enough to turn the furnaces on and burn him.
** In ''Defiance'', Turel's chamber has four gongs that ring loudly and stun him when rung.
** The third boss of ''Blood Omen 2'', Sebastian, isn't so much Boss Arena Idiocy as it is he's plain stupid -- he crawls along the walls and leaps at you, and there's a laser in the center of the room. If you stand on the other side of the beam, Sebastian will leap ''into'' it to try and hit you, and hurt himself in the process.
rung.
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.
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