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4th Aug '16 3:00:13 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The Prophet of Truth, the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series' BigBad, is ultimately killed in the final game of the trilogy in a cutscene (he doesn't even put up a fight and is ''already dying'' by the time the main characters reach him). Even the climactic fight leading up to him isn't particularly notable (other than the [[{{BFG}} Fuel Rod Cannon]] spamming Heavy Grunts). Of course, Bungie was never particularly good at handling boss fights (as ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'' can attest), so some fans consider this forgivable.

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The Prophet of Truth, the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series' original trilogy's BigBad, is ultimately killed in the final game of the trilogy ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' in a cutscene (he cutscene; he doesn't even put up a fight and is ''already dying'' by the time the main characters reach him).him. Even the climactic fight leading up to him isn't particularly notable (other than the [[{{BFG}} Fuel Rod Cannon]] spamming Heavy Grunts). Of course, Bungie Creator/{{Bungie}} was never particularly good at handling boss fights (as ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'' can attest), so some fans consider this forgivable.
16th Jun '16 5:56:16 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Tenchu}}: Fatal Shadows'' had a boss who could either be fought normally if you finished the level through one door, or who you killed in one hit in a cut-scene if you finished the level through a different door. Considering the boss is ThatOneBoss who continually spams attacks which knock off a good portion of your health, being able to kill him in a cut-scene was a relief. (Although it earned you less points.)

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* ''{{Tenchu}}: ''VideoGame/{{Tenchu}}: Fatal Shadows'' had a boss who could either be fought normally if you finished the level through one door, or who you killed in one hit in a cut-scene if you finished the level through a different door. Considering the boss is ThatOneBoss who continually spams attacks which knock off a good portion of your health, being able to kill him in a cut-scene was a relief. (Although it earned you less points.)
3rd Jun '16 9:45:02 AM nombretomado
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* The Wii and PS2 versions of ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'' have you fight some Nightmares during cutscenes... by pressing a sequence of buttons.

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* The Wii and PS2 [=PS2=] versions of ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'' have you fight some Nightmares during cutscenes... by pressing a sequence of buttons.
26th May '16 1:39:07 AM Wuz
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** [[spoiler: General Shepherd]] from ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare 2'', involving him stabbing the player Soap, getting into a fight with Price, and Soap must pull the knife out his chest and throw it at [[spoiler:Sheppard]].
** ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare 3'' Makarov is beaten, falls through a glass floor, and is hung.

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** [[spoiler: General Shepherd]] from ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare 2'', involving him stabbing the player Soap, getting into a fight with Price, and Soap must pull the knife out his chest and throw it at [[spoiler:Sheppard]].him.
** In ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare 3'' 3'', Makarov is beaten, falls through a glass floor, and is hung.
21st May '16 8:50:22 PM erforce
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* After going through the final stage in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}} II'' four times (one for each Ghostbuster), you are in front of Vigo... and automatically shoot him repeatedly until he goes down.

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* After going through the final stage in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}} II'' ''Film/GhostbustersII'' four times (one for each Ghostbuster), you are in front of Vigo... and automatically shoot him repeatedly until he goes down.
19th May '16 1:04:07 PM Someoneman
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* For two thirds of ''VideoGame/BioShock1'', you're hunting down Andrew Ryan, TheLeader of the underwater city in which you're trapped and perpetrator of many crimes against you and your MissionControl. [[spoiler:When you finally meet him, he uses the ArcWords on you in order to demonstrate how you've been {{brainwashed}}, [[PlayingWithPuppets demonstrates their chilling effect on you]] in a BreakingSpeech, and effectively ''commits [[SuicideByCop Suicide By Brainwashed Son]]'' while [[PunctuatedForEmphasis screaming his mantra in your face]], [[{{Deconstruction}} all in a non-interactive cutscene to show how hopeless and out of your own control you really are, while also affirming his Objectivist philosophy- if he's going to die, he'll die on his own terms, not Fontaine's.]]]] TropesAreNotBad-- it's ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome extremely]]'' effective.

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* For two thirds of ''VideoGame/BioShock1'', you're hunting down Andrew Ryan, TheLeader of the underwater city in which you're trapped and perpetrator of many crimes against you and your MissionControl. [[spoiler:When you finally meet him, he uses the ArcWords on you in order to demonstrate how you've been {{brainwashed}}, [[PlayingWithPuppets demonstrates their chilling effect on you]] in a BreakingSpeech, and effectively ''commits [[SuicideByCop Suicide By Brainwashed Son]]'' while [[PunctuatedForEmphasis screaming his mantra in your face]], [[{{Deconstruction}} all in a non-interactive cutscene to show how hopeless and out of your own control you really are, while also affirming his Objectivist philosophy- if he's going to die, he'll die on his own terms, not Fontaine's.]]]] TropesAreNotBad-- it's ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome extremely]]'' ''extremely'' effective.



* In books 2 and 12 of the ''Literature/LoneWolf'' series, the fight with the BigBad is not played out at all if you have the InfinityPlusOneSword. However, this is not bad, but rather a CrowningMomentOfAwesome as you see [[spoiler:the BigBad being wiped out in a blaze of holy fire!]]

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* In books 2 and 12 of the ''Literature/LoneWolf'' series, the fight with the BigBad is not played out at all if you have the InfinityPlusOneSword. However, this is not bad, but rather a CrowningMomentOfAwesome InfinityPlusOneSword, as you see [[spoiler:the BigBad being wiped out in a blaze of holy fire!]]
23rd Feb '16 8:39:57 PM TheTitanPrince
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** ''VideoGame/Mother3'' has a very similar situation towards the end of the game. [[spoiler:The protagonists are faced by [[WolkpackBoss the Mecha-Porkies]], which [[WeHaveReserves another showing up every time you beat one]]. And then, just like the [=EarthBound=] example, the mambo band DCMC shows up and smashes the remaining Mecha-Porkies for you.]]

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** ''VideoGame/Mother3'' ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'' has a very similar situation towards the end of the game. [[spoiler:The protagonists are faced by [[WolkpackBoss [[WolfpackBoss the Mecha-Porkies]], which [[WeHaveReserves another showing up every time you beat one]]. And then, just like the [=EarthBound=] example, the mambo band DCMC shows up and smashes the remaining Mecha-Porkies for you.]]
1st Feb '16 9:27:38 AM DanMat6288
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* The Clumsy Robot in ''VideoGame/EarthBound''. After it spends most of the battle wasting turns, occasionally firing missiles and [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext eating bologna sandwiches]], the jazz band Runaway Five burst into the room and stop the robot by finding an off switch on its back.
** ''VideoGame/Mother3'' has a very similar situation towards the end of the game. [[spoiler:The protagonists are faced by [[WolkpackBoss the Mecha-Porkies]], which [[WeHaveReserves another showing up every time you beat one]]. And then, just like the [=EarthBound=] example, the mambo band DCMC shows up and smashes the remaining Mecha-Porkies for you.]]
15th Jan '16 11:44:08 PM jormis29
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* In ''[[AlanWakesAmericanNightmare Alan Wake's American Nightmare]]'', Mr. Scratch is somewhere between this trope and {{The Unfought}}, depending on how much symbolism you allow before something stops being a "fight".

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* In ''[[AlanWakesAmericanNightmare Alan Wake's American Nightmare]]'', ''VideoGame/AlanWakesAmericanNightmare'', Mr. Scratch is somewhere between this trope and {{The Unfought}}, depending on how much symbolism you allow before something stops being a "fight".
29th Dec '15 7:29:24 PM randomtroper89
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%% ** Al-Asad in ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare'' 1.

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%% ** Al-Asad in ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare'' 1.''VideoGame/ModernWarfare 1'' is brutally interrogated before being shot.
** [[spoiler: General Shepherd]] from ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare 2'', involving him stabbing the player Soap, getting into a fight with Price, and Soap must pull the knife out his chest and throw it at [[spoiler:Sheppard]].
** ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare 3'' Makarov is beaten, falls through a glass floor, and is hung.
** ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps2'' has a surprising aversion - if you catch up to [=DeFalco=] in the mission "Karma" before he escapes, you get to blast him in a straight-up firefight. [[RealityEnsues Naturally, he has as much health as a common mook]].



** [[spoiler: General Shepherd]] from ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare 2''. The sequence leading up to and during are very cinematic, at least.
** The final boss for ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare 3'' is just a few quicktime events. He dies in a helicopter crash, falls through a glass floor and is hung.
** ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps2'' has a surprising aversion - if you catch up to [=DeFalco=] in the mission "Karma" before he escapes, you get to blast him in a straight-up firefight. [[RealityEnsues Naturally, he has as much health as a common mook]].
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