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16th Nov '17 1:49:39 AM Cryoclaste
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* ''[[StarFox Starfox 64]]'' has the Star Wolf fight on Fortuna/Fichina. The other two fights are fought too late to be considered this.

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* ''[[StarFox Starfox 64]]'' ''VideoGame/StarFox64'' has the Star Wolf fight on Fortuna/Fichina. The other two fights are fought too late to be considered this.
9th Nov '17 6:55:26 PM Anomalocaris20
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* ''[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga]]'' has Cackletta's first fight.
** ''[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPartnersInTime Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time]]'' has Petey Piranha and, later, [[DualBoss Bowser and Baby Bowser.]]
** Alpha/Beta Kretin serves the same role as Petey Piranha did in ''[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story]]''.
** The [[GoldfishPoopGang Elite Trio,]] and later [[BigBad Antasma]] serve as this in [[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiDreamTeam Mario & Luigi: Dream Team.]]

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* ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigi]]:
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''[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga]]'' has Cackletta's first fight.
fight about halfway through. Unusually for this trope, you face the BigBad at her full power and not only soundly defeat her, but also [[YouCantThwartStageOne completely foil]] [[AvertedTrope her plans]] and leave her at death's door. The second half of the game instead has her working to regain her power while devising a new plan.
** ''[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPartnersInTime Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time]]'' has Petey Piranha and, later, [[DualBoss Bowser Piranha, who has considerably more health than the previous bosses and Baby Bowser.]]
** Alpha/Beta Kretin serves
whose defeat signifies the same role as Petey Piranha did in ''[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story]]''.
** The [[GoldfishPoopGang Elite Trio,]] and later [[BigBad Antasma]] serve as this in [[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiDreamTeam Mario & Luigi: Dream Team.]]
([[FakeKing apparent]]) rescue of Princess Peach.



* ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}} Chronicles'': All of the fights with Metal Face after the first count. The one on Prison Island marks a major WhamEpisode, the one on Valak Mountain is when [[spoiler:he reveals himself as Mumkhar]], and after the final one, [[spoiler:he unintentionally ends up killing himself.]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}} Chronicles'': All of the fights The rematch with Metal Face after the first count. The one on at Prison Island marks a major WhamEpisode, Island, approximately halfway through the one on Valak Mountain game. Shulk's [[CoolSword Monado]] is when [[spoiler:he reveals himself as Mumkhar]], finally upgraded to be able to hurt Metal Face, [[WhamEpisode a number of important characters are either killed off or revealed to still be alive]], and after the final one, [[spoiler:he unintentionally ends up killing himself.]]aftermath of the fight completely changes Shulk's motivations going into the second half.
7th Nov '17 9:12:51 PM KillerClowns
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* In ''VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey'', this honor falls to [[spoiler:the Lord of Lightning]] encountered between the Luncheon Kingdom and Bowser's Castle. It's [[GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere barely foreshadowed or explained]] but makes up for it by being a truly memorable boss: [[spoiler:a massive, realistic-looking dragon that looks like something out of ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'', fought in a crumbling ruin with a similarly dark fantasy style]].
29th Sep '17 9:27:38 AM WaserWifle
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* ''VideoGame/{{Dishonoured}}'' has [[spoiler: Daud]] only halfway through the flooded district who serves as a Trope/MirrorBoss and is far more difficult and personal than any other target in the game. He's not the final target, nor even the last boss in his level, but facing off against him and his assassins (and proving you're better than any of them) is certainly a high point.
22nd Sep '17 7:31:59 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* Tiamat in ''VideoGame/LaMulana'' is the guardian of the Dimensional Corridor, the highest-"numbered" front-side area in the game, and is known for [[spoiler:having life-creation powers second only to [[FinalBoss the Mother]]]]. It is likely the player will fight her last out of the area guardians or at least close to last (there's no rigid order in which the bosses have to be slain). However, the player still has a few major objectives after defeating her even if all other area bosses are killed, most notably [[spoiler:unlocking [[TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon the True Shrine of the Mother]], with the deaths of all eight area guardians being key to that process]].

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* Tiamat in ''VideoGame/LaMulana'' is the guardian of the Dimensional Corridor, the highest-"numbered" front-side area in the game, and is known for [[spoiler:having life-creation powers second only to [[FinalBoss the Mother]]]]. It is likely the player will fight her last out of the area guardians or at least close to last (there's no rigid order in which the bosses have to be slain). However, the player still has a few major objectives after defeating her even if all other area bosses are killed, most notably [[spoiler:unlocking [[TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon the True Shrine of the Mother]], Mother]]]], with the deaths defeats of all eight area guardians being key to that process]].process.
22nd Sep '17 7:31:43 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* Tiamat in ''VideoGame/LaMulana'' is the guardian of the Dimensional Corridor, the highest-"numbered" front-side area in the game, and is known for [[spoiler:having life-creation powers second only to [[FinalBoss the Mother]]]]. It is likely the player will fight her last out of the area guardians or at least close to last (there's no rigid order in which the bosses have to be slain). However, the player still has a few major objectives after defeating her even if all other area bosses are killed, most notably [[spoiler:unlocking [[TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon the True Shrine of the Mother]].]]

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* Tiamat in ''VideoGame/LaMulana'' is the guardian of the Dimensional Corridor, the highest-"numbered" front-side area in the game, and is known for [[spoiler:having life-creation powers second only to [[FinalBoss the Mother]]]]. It is likely the player will fight her last out of the area guardians or at least close to last (there's no rigid order in which the bosses have to be slain). However, the player still has a few major objectives after defeating her even if all other area bosses are killed, most notably [[spoiler:unlocking [[TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon the True Shrine of the Mother]].]]Mother]], with the deaths of all eight area guardians being key to that process]].
22nd Sep '17 7:30:35 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* Tiamat in ''VideoGame/LaMulana'' is the guardian of the Dimensional Corridor, the highest-"numbered" front-side area in the game, and is known for [[spoiler:having life-creation powers second only to [[FinalBoss the Mother]].]] It is likely the player will fight her last out of the area guardians or at least close to last (there's no rigid order in which the bosses have to be slain). However, the player still has a few major objectives after defeating her even if all other area bosses are killed, most notably [[spoiler:unlocking [[TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon the True Shrine of the Mother]].]]

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* Tiamat in ''VideoGame/LaMulana'' is the guardian of the Dimensional Corridor, the highest-"numbered" front-side area in the game, and is known for [[spoiler:having life-creation powers second only to [[FinalBoss the Mother]].]] Mother]]]]. It is likely the player will fight her last out of the area guardians or at least close to last (there's no rigid order in which the bosses have to be slain). However, the player still has a few major objectives after defeating her even if all other area bosses are killed, most notably [[spoiler:unlocking [[TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon the True Shrine of the Mother]].]]
22nd Sep '17 7:29:20 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* Tiamat in ''VideoGame/LaMulana'' is the guardian of the Dimensional Corridor, the highest-"numbered" front-side area in the game, and is known for [[spoiler:having life-creation powers second only to [[FinalBoss the Mother]].]] It is likely the player will fight her last out of the area guardians or at least close to last (there's no rigid order in which the bosses have to be slain). However, the player still has a few major objectives after defeating her even if all other area bosses are killed, most notably [[spoiler:unlocking [[TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon the True Shrine of the Mother]].]]
22nd Sep '17 7:25:35 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* ''VideoGame/BattleGaregga'' has Black Heart at the end of Stage 5, which comes at the end of a stage with [[BossRush a couple revived bosses in between]] and is by far the hardest boss at this point due to a combination of tricky attacks and [[DamageSpongeBoss having only one part with a ton of hit points]] rather than a "core" and individually-destructible components like all previous bosses, ensuring that the player can't weaken its attacks before going in for the kill. After Black Heart is defeated, the player then proceeds into the enemy base.

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* ''VideoGame/BattleGaregga'' has Black Heart at the end of Stage 5, 5 (of 7), which comes at the end of a stage with [[BossRush a couple revived bosses in between]] and is by far the hardest boss at this point due to a combination of tricky attacks and [[DamageSpongeBoss having only one part with a ton of hit points]] rather than a "core" and individually-destructible components like all previous bosses, ensuring that the player can't weaken its attacks before going in for the kill. After Black Heart is defeated, the player then proceeds into the enemy base.
16th Sep '17 10:17:16 AM nombretomado
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** ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories'' has ''three'' of these. Vexen serves as the first one in Sora's story, in which he is the first Organization member to be rematched, and right in the middle of a WhamEpisode; he is also the first [[spoiler:[[CharacterDeath to be killed off]]]]. The rematch with Larxene is the second one, as it occurs right after the biggest revelations in the plot. In Reverse/Rebirth, this role is given to Zexion, despite being TheUnfought in the GameBoyAdvance version: he attempts to trap Riku in an illusion, only for this to [[NiceJobFixingItVillain backfire]] when Riku stops fighting with his inner darkness and [[IAmWhatIAm finally embraces it]]; he is also the ''last'' Organization member in the game (but not the series) [[spoiler:[[CharacterDeath to be killed off]]]].

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** ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories'' has ''three'' of these. Vexen serves as the first one in Sora's story, in which he is the first Organization member to be rematched, and right in the middle of a WhamEpisode; he is also the first [[spoiler:[[CharacterDeath to be killed off]]]]. The rematch with Larxene is the second one, as it occurs right after the biggest revelations in the plot. In Reverse/Rebirth, this role is given to Zexion, despite being TheUnfought in the GameBoyAdvance UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance version: he attempts to trap Riku in an illusion, only for this to [[NiceJobFixingItVillain backfire]] when Riku stops fighting with his inner darkness and [[IAmWhatIAm finally embraces it]]; he is also the ''last'' Organization member in the game (but not the series) [[spoiler:[[CharacterDeath to be killed off]]]].
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