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17th Jun '16 3:37:13 PM InvinciblePeacock
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* {{Justified|JustifiedTrope}} in ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'': The end boss [=GLaDOS=] is PART OF THE ARENA ITSELF, &, in-universe, not only did the scientists who built her specifically put in measures in case of a "Rogue AI" situation, but they had enough common sense to AVOID giving her either any control whatsoever over ANY of those measures or way to gain control over them. Additionally, the only way you can defeat her is by manipulating incoming rocket fire through portals to hit her. Though [=GlaDOS=] has so far been shown to have control over all the systems in the entire facility, she notes that her morality core, which you destroyed, "must have had some ancillary responsibilities" and thus she is unable to deactivate the turret.

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* {{Justified|JustifiedTrope}} [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'': The end boss [=GLaDOS=] is PART OF THE ARENA ITSELF, &, in-universe, not only did the scientists who built her specifically have enough common sense to [[CrazyPrepared put in measures specifically in case case]] of a [[AIIsACrapshoot "Rogue AI" situation, situation]], but they had enough common sense to AVOID giving her either any control whatsoever over ANY of those [[AvertedTrope keep said measures or way to gain 100% isolated]] [[EverythingIsOnline from the parts of the system she had control over them.over]]. Additionally, the only way you can defeat her is by manipulating incoming rocket fire through portals to hit her. Though [=GlaDOS=] has so far been shown to have control over all the systems in the entire facility, she notes that her morality core, which you destroyed, "must have had some ancillary responsibilities" and thus she is unable to deactivate the turret.
17th Jun '16 3:25:59 PM InvinciblePeacock
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* {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'': the only way you can defeat the rogue computer [=GLaDOS=] is by manipulating incoming rocket fire through portals to hit her. Though [=GlaDOS=] has so far been shown to have control over all the systems in the entire facility, she notes that her morality core, which you destroyed, "must have had some ancillary responsibilities" and thus she is unable to deactivate the turret.

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* {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d {{Justified|JustifiedTrope}} in ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'': The end boss [=GLaDOS=] is PART OF THE ARENA ITSELF, &, in-universe, not only did the scientists who built her specifically put in measures in case of a "Rogue AI" situation, but they had enough common sense to AVOID giving her either any control whatsoever over ANY of those measures or way to gain control over them. Additionally, the only way you can defeat the rogue computer [=GLaDOS=] her is by manipulating incoming rocket fire through portals to hit her. Though [=GlaDOS=] has so far been shown to have control over all the systems in the entire facility, she notes that her morality core, which you destroyed, "must have had some ancillary responsibilities" and thus she is unable to deactivate the turret.
17th Jun '16 5:15:21 AM erforce
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** In the first ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'', you have to twice fight Necky, a boss that only can be hurt by jumping on its head. Unfortunately, its head is too high to Donkey or even Diddy reach. Good luck that someone unexplainably left a tire lying around, right?

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** In the first ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'', ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry1'', you have to twice fight Necky, a boss that only can be hurt by jumping on its head. Unfortunately, its head is too high to Donkey or even Diddy reach. Good luck that someone unexplainably left a tire lying around, right?
28th May '16 9:58:36 AM nombretomado
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* [[PlayStation PS1]] / [[{{Nintendo 64}} N64]] ''VideoGame/SpiderMan'':

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29th Apr '16 10:14:33 AM Willbyr
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* In ''KingdomHearts'', you fight Hercules in an arena you've already used for dozens of battles. Every single time before and after, it was completely empty, just a flat ring. For the Hercules fight, it's filled with barrels that you need to get rid of the hero aura which makes him invincible. The barrels being provided may be justified by the fact that it's more of a friendly practice match than anything else and Hercules is giving Sora sporting chance. There is, however, no explanation for why a wooden barrel is able to weaken Hercules so much.

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* In ''KingdomHearts'', ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'', you fight Hercules in an arena you've already used for dozens of battles. Every single time before and after, it was completely empty, just a flat ring. For the Hercules fight, it's filled with barrels that you need to get rid of the hero aura which makes him invincible. The barrels being provided may be justified by the fact that it's more of a friendly practice match than anything else and Hercules is giving Sora sporting chance. There is, however, no explanation for why a wooden barrel is able to weaken Hercules so much.
11th Apr '16 6:32:56 AM contrafanxxx
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* In ''Film/HardcoreHenry'', [[spoiler: Akan's powers surge up in the final battle, causing himself to levitate out of Henry's reach. However, some of the other dead cyborgs' bodies are also levitating with him, giving Henry some convenient footholds to jump up and reach Akan.]]
17th Mar '16 6:21:50 PM ObsidianFire
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** Fraaz from ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks Spirit Tracks]]'' takes a rather different approach; upon noticing that Link has been using the two torches in his chamber to damage him, [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy he simply reaches over and smashes them apart.]] And then [[TacticalSuicideBoss he starts using attacks that can be used as replacements for the torches to damage him]], making it only a little harder than before.

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** Fraaz from ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks Spirit Tracks]]'' takes a rather different approach; upon noticing that Link has been using the two torches in his chamber to damage him, [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy he simply reaches over and smashes them apart.]] apart. And then [[TacticalSuicideBoss he starts using attacks that can be used as replacements for the torches to damage him]], making it only a little harder than before.



* [[EnforcedTrope Enforced]] and [[ExploitedTrope exploited]] in ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum'' by Count Bela de Magpyr. His castle is designed to make him easy to defeat - he keeps stores of stakes, holy water, and lemons (along with instructions on how to use them), his decorations can be easily twisted into holy symbols, and he has large windows with easily removed curtains. None of these methods will permanently kill a Discworld vampire, merely reduce them to dust until blood splatters on them and they rise again. Ultimately, he and the townsfolk treat the whole experience as a ritual - every few decades, the Count rises and kidnaps a fair maiden. A young man from the town comes along to rescue her. The Count is 'killed', which gives him a few more decades of rest, and the young man is hailed as a hero. The book opens with his DangerouslyGenreSavvy relatives who ''don't'' do this moving in to take over the region, and ends with [[spoiler:that extended family getting KilledOffForReal, because unlike Count Bela, they were a genuine threat to the community.]]

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* [[EnforcedTrope Enforced]] and [[ExploitedTrope exploited]] in ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum'' by Count Bela de Magpyr. His castle is designed to make him easy to defeat - he keeps stores of stakes, holy water, and lemons (along with instructions on how to use them), his decorations can be easily twisted into holy symbols, and he has large windows with easily removed curtains. None of these methods will permanently kill a Discworld vampire, merely reduce them to dust until blood splatters on them and they rise again. Ultimately, he and the townsfolk treat the whole experience as a ritual - every few decades, the Count rises and kidnaps a fair maiden. A young man from the town comes along to rescue her. The Count is 'killed', which gives him a few more decades of rest, and the young man is hailed as a hero. The book opens with his DangerouslyGenreSavvy relatives who ''don't'' do this moving in to take over the region, and ends with [[spoiler:that extended family getting KilledOffForReal, because unlike Count Bela, they were a genuine threat to the community.]]



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1st Mar '16 10:57:06 AM res20stupid
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** [[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankGoingCommando]] is worse in this regard. While the [[PsychoForHire Thug Leader]] ''is'' smart enough to attack you in a HumongousMecha when you reach Thugs-4-Less Headquarters he does it in an arena surrounded by turrets which easily tear the mech apart. Even worse is the [[spoiler: Mutant Protopet]] which can be attacked before engaging the boss battle to reduce its HP to lower numbers. When the fight actually engages the HP will plummet to its correct value including 0 and it's a viable tactic since there's a weapons vendor next to it. [[spoiler: Easiest FinalBoss ever.]]

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** [[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankGoingCommando]] [[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankGoingCommando The second game]] is worse in this regard. While the [[PsychoForHire Thug Leader]] ''is'' smart enough to attack you in a HumongousMecha when you reach Thugs-4-Less Headquarters he does it in an arena surrounded by turrets which easily tear the mech apart. Even worse is the [[spoiler: Mutant Protopet]] which can be attacked before engaging the boss battle to reduce its HP to lower numbers. When the fight actually engages the HP will plummet to its correct value including 0 and it's a viable tactic since there's a weapons vendor next to it. [[spoiler: Easiest FinalBoss ever.]]
1st Mar '16 10:53:57 AM res20stupid
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** [[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankGoingCommando]] is worse in this regard. While the [[PsychoForHire Thug Leader]] ''is'' smart enough to attack you in a HumongousMecha when you reach Thugs-4-Less Headquarters he does it in an arena surrounded by turrets which easily tear the mech apart. Even worse is the [[spoiler: Mutant Protopet]] which can be attacked before engaging the boss battle to reduce its HP to lower numbers. When the fight actually engages the HP will plummet to its correct value including 0 and it's a viable tactic since there's a weapons vendor next to it. [[spoiler: Easiest FinalBoss ever.]]
27th Feb '16 12:32:03 PM billybobfred
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* [[EnforcedTrope Enforced]] and [[ExploitedTrope exploited]] in ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum'' by Count Bela de Magpyr. His castle is designed to make him easy to defeat - he keeps stores of stakes, holy water, and lemons (along with instructions on how to use them), his decorations can be easily twisted into holy symbols, and he has large windows with easily removed curtains. None of these methods will permanently kill a Discworld vampire, merely reduce them to dust until blood splatters on them and they rise again. Ultimately, he and the townsfolk treat the whole experience as a ritual - every few decades, the Count rises and kidnaps a fair maiden. A young man from the town comes along to rescue her. The Count is 'killed', which gives him a few more decades of rest, and the young man is hailed as a hero. The book opens with a family of DangerouslyGenreSavvy vampires who ''don't'' do this moving in to take over the region, and ends with [[spoiler:that family of vampires getting KilledOffForReal, because unlike de Magpyr, they were a genuine threat to the community.]]

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* [[EnforcedTrope Enforced]] and [[ExploitedTrope exploited]] in ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum'' by Count Bela de Magpyr. His castle is designed to make him easy to defeat - he keeps stores of stakes, holy water, and lemons (along with instructions on how to use them), his decorations can be easily twisted into holy symbols, and he has large windows with easily removed curtains. None of these methods will permanently kill a Discworld vampire, merely reduce them to dust until blood splatters on them and they rise again. Ultimately, he and the townsfolk treat the whole experience as a ritual - every few decades, the Count rises and kidnaps a fair maiden. A young man from the town comes along to rescue her. The Count is 'killed', which gives him a few more decades of rest, and the young man is hailed as a hero. The book opens with a family of his DangerouslyGenreSavvy vampires relatives who ''don't'' do this moving in to take over the region, and ends with [[spoiler:that extended family of vampires getting KilledOffForReal, because unlike de Magpyr, Count Bela, they were a genuine threat to the community.]]
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