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7th Feb '17 5:46:10 PM Galacton
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A climactic confrontation with a unique, stronger than average, and often monstrous enemy creature known colloquially as a "boss". It has several important features, depending on the genre of game in which it is found.

In old-school {{Shoot Em Up}}s and 2D {{Platformer}}s, the boss comes at the end of a level or series of levels (commonly called a "world"). He will often require a [[PuzzleBoss special trick]] to defeat, or have a targetable WeakSpot.

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A Most ActionGames contain a climactic confrontation with a unique, stronger than average, and often monstrous enemy creature known colloquially as a "boss". It has They have several important features, depending on the genre of game in which it is they are found.

In old-school {{Shoot Em Up}}s and 2D {{Platformer}}s, the boss comes at the end of a level or series of levels (commonly called a "world")."world") and fit with the theme of that world. He will often require a [[PuzzleBoss special trick]] to defeat, or have a targetable WeakSpot.



In a FightingGame, the boss is simply the last character you fight, in that even when the rest of the battles have you going up against a randomly-selected opponent, the boss is always the same. The boss is typically not a playable character (though circumstances may allow him to be unlocked later), and tends to be the [[SNKBoss most difficult opponent]]. Occasionally, the penultimate battle will ''also'' be against a "boss". (The penultimate opponent is often dubbed a "MiniBoss"). Recent fighting games however have added elements from other genres into the mix.

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In a FightingGame, FightingGame the word boss is used a bit differently. As all the opponents in single player could be considered "bosses" by other game's standards the term is used simply for the last character you fight, in that even when the rest of the battles have you going up against a randomly-selected opponent, the boss is always the same. The boss is typically not a playable character (though circumstances may allow him to be unlocked later), and tends to be the [[SNKBoss most difficult opponent]]. Occasionally, the penultimate battle will ''also'' be against a "boss". (The penultimate opponent is often dubbed a "MiniBoss"). Recent fighting games however have added elements from other genres into the mix.



The player will be fighting a boss, and a target sight will be shown tracking the player.

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The player will be fighting boss aims a boss, weapon at the player, and a target sight will be shown tracking the player.



Two PlayerCharacters fight each other in a single-player video game.

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Two PlayerCharacters fight each other in In a single-player video game.game, a boss fight against another PlayerCharacter.



The boss is not associated with the BigBad in any way. He's a villain all on his own.

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The A boss that is not associated with the BigBad in any way. He's a villain all an antagonist acting on his own.
25th Jan '17 5:03:48 PM Galacton
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A PlatformGame boss that stands in the background and unleashes attacks into the foreground.

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A PlatformGame boss that stands in the background and unleashes attacks into the foreground.



An optional boss who is often much more difficult than even the FinalBoss of the game.

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An optional boss who that is often much more difficult than even the FinalBoss of the game.
26th Nov '16 11:32:09 AM rmctagg09
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* TreacherousCheckpoint \\
What you thought was a safe spot was actually the boss.
6th Nov '16 8:35:11 PM AndyTheDrifter
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A boss who's already in the room when you enter, and only reveals himself after you go partway into the room.

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A boss who's already hiding in the room when you enter, BossRoom, and only reveals himself after you go partway into won't reveal itself until the room.player does something.
23rd Oct '16 1:42:11 AM Galacton
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Characters who keep popping up, requiring you to fight them multiple times through the game.

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Characters Comic relief antagonists who keep popping up, requiring you to fight them multiple times through the game.
23rd Oct '16 1:24:13 AM Galacton
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The player must fight one PlayerCharacter with another in a single-player video game.

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The player must Two PlayerCharacters fight one PlayerCharacter with another each other in a single-player video game.
11th Oct '16 9:37:14 AM Eyeshield
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In a FightingGame, the boss is simply the last character you fight, in that even when the rest of the battles have you going up against a randomly-selected opponent, the boss is always the same. The boss is typically not a playable character (though circumstances may allow him to be unlocked later), and tends to be the [[SNKBoss most difficult opponent]]. Occasionally, the penultimate battle will ''also'' be against a "boss". (The penultimate opponent is often dubbed a "MiniBoss".)

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In a FightingGame, the boss is simply the last character you fight, in that even when the rest of the battles have you going up against a randomly-selected opponent, the boss is always the same. The boss is typically not a playable character (though circumstances may allow him to be unlocked later), and tends to be the [[SNKBoss most difficult opponent]]. Occasionally, the penultimate battle will ''also'' be against a "boss". (The penultimate opponent is often dubbed a "MiniBoss".)
"MiniBoss"). Recent fighting games however have added elements from other genres into the mix.
26th Aug '16 11:31:57 AM KingBowser9001
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A boss that's easier than the plot implies.

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A boss that's that turns out to be much easier than the plot implies.implies it to be.



If you see a shiny or glowing target anywhere on the boss villain's body, chances are that's where you need to attack.

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If you see a shiny or glowing target anywhere on feature that's out of the boss villain's ordinary on a boss's body, such as a weird eye, chances are that's where what you need to attack.



A [[VideoGame game]] consists of nothing but boss battles.

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A [[VideoGame game]] that consists of nothing but boss battles.



A "normal battle" with an enemy that, as it turns out, can wipe the floor with you.

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A "normal battle" with an enemy that, as it turns out, can wipe does a very good job at wiping the floor with you.



Boss fight usually occurring after a major revelation in the plot.

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Boss A boss fight usually occurring after at a major revelation critical point in the plot.plot, typically challenging.



The villain that's second in power after the BigBad, and is often the second-to-last boss.

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The villain that's second in power after the BigBad, and is often the second-to-last penultimate boss.



Fighting two bosses at once.

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Fighting A battle against two bosses at once.



When the boss can only be defeated by using just about every item, power-up, and skill you've spent the entire game obtaining.

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When the A boss can only that must be defeated by using just about every item, power-up, and skill you've spent acquired in the entire game obtaining.game.



A boss that's not very dangerous, but very annoying or frustrating to fight.

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A boss that's not very dangerous, but very annoying or is frustrating to fight.for reasons beyond difficulty.



So you thought that guy was the BigBad all this time? He was small potatoes, ''This'' is the real Big Kahuna.

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So you thought that guy was the BigBad all this time? He was small potatoes, potatoes. ''This'' is the real Big Kahuna.
6th Feb '16 3:45:12 PM xxbiasonxxx
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* PreAssKickingOneLiner \\
When a boss gives you a threatening phrase before fighting you.
5th Dec '15 1:30:53 PM rjd1922
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** ForgoneVictory \\

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** ForgoneVictory ForegoneVictory \\
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