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3rd Nov '16 8:47:48 AM MarsJenkar
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* ''VideoGame/SilentHillHomecoming'' downplays this with [[spoiler:Judge Holloway]]; it's literally two ButtonMashing contests back to back (using this game's version of PressXToNotDie). Succeed in both, and the boss dies. Fail in either, and [[PlayerCharacter Alex]] dies instead (the second time, by the same fate he would inflict on his adversary if he had succeeded).
17th Oct '16 9:52:52 PM SuperFeatherYoshi
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** The final battle of ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'', as depicted in ''Another Century's Episode: R'', is just as bad if not worse. The original ''Macross'' finale was depicted in [=ACE2=] as two stages of chaotic battle with the Zentraedi horde before the final stage as described above. ''Frontier'''s final battle is all one stage, consisting of three or four RailShooter sequences sandwiched between several long unskippable {{Cut Scene}}s that show the battle playing out almost exactly as it did in the original anime, complete with Alto finishing BigBad [[spoiler:Grace O'Connor]] himself. Overall, the impact of non-''Frontier'' characters is entirely negligible, which is ComicallyMissingThePoint of ''ACE'' (and its progenitor ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'').

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** The final battle of ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'', as depicted in ''Another Century's Episode: R'', is just as bad if not worse. The original ''Macross'' finale was depicted in [=ACE2=] as two stages of chaotic battle with the Zentraedi horde before the final stage as described above. ''Frontier'''s final battle is all one stage, consisting of three or four RailShooter sequences sandwiched between several long unskippable {{Cut Scene}}s (which spawned the infamous "[[GratuitousEnglish NOT SKIP MOVIE]]" or "NSM" [[MemeticMutation meme]] in Japan) that show the battle playing out almost exactly as it did in the original anime, complete with Alto finishing BigBad [[spoiler:Grace O'Connor]] himself. Overall, the impact of non-''Frontier'' characters is entirely negligible, which is ComicallyMissingThePoint of ''ACE'' (and its progenitor ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'').
26th Sep '16 7:16:21 AM erforce
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* The 2008 reboot of ''VideoGame/{{Turok}}'' at least handled this in a semi-original way that actually managed to be reasonably organic. The final fight with the BigBad is a QTE knife-fight (similar to the one from ResidentEvil4 against Krauser), but failing a QTE doesn't kill you instantly, it just changes the fight slightly so that the flow of the fight goes against you instead of for you. The fight lasts several [=QTEs=], and varies quite a bit depending of which [=QTEs=] you win and which ones you lose.

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* The 2008 reboot of ''VideoGame/{{Turok}}'' at least handled this in a semi-original way that actually managed to be reasonably organic. The final fight with the BigBad is a QTE knife-fight (similar to the one from ResidentEvil4 ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' against Krauser), but failing a QTE doesn't kill you instantly, it just changes the fight slightly so that the flow of the fight goes against you instead of for you. The fight lasts several [=QTEs=], and varies quite a bit depending of which [=QTEs=] you win and which ones you lose.
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.]]
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