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11th Nov '17 5:20:35 AM QuizzicalPieridine
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* In ''VideoGame/SonicForces'', [[spoiler: the Phantom Ruby copies of]] Chaos and Shadow get this treatment. Despite appearing quite often in the game's marketing and helping Infinite dish out a CurbStompBattle against Sonic, Chaos is simply defeated by the arrival of Classic Sonic, and Shadow is defeated by [[spoiler: the real Shadow.]]
13th Oct '17 3:44:33 AM SAMAS
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Sometimes, instead of allowing the player to face a VideoGame boss directly in battle, the game will instead present the battle as a non-interactive sequence or cutscene. This has a few advantages, in that by removing the player's skill from the equation, the battle can achieve a specific outcome using strict choreography -- fully rendered CGI cutscenes can apply their CutscenePowerToTheMax, with the player and/or boss executing [[RuleOfCool awesome acrobatic feats]] that would not otherwise be possible in an actual, in-game battle.

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Sometimes, instead of allowing the player to face a VideoGame boss directly in battle, the game will instead present the battle as a non-interactive sequence or cutscene. This has a few advantages, in that by removing the player's skill from the equation, the battle can achieve a specific outcome using strict choreography -- fully rendered CGI cutscenes can apply their CutscenePowerToTheMax, with the player and/or boss executing [[RuleOfCool awesome acrobatic feats]] that would not otherwise be possible in an actual, in-game battle.
battle. This may also happen if the "Boss" was fought in a way outside the purview of the game's genre(or the limitation of its engine).


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** Arguably [[spoiler:Sovereign itself. While you do fight him controlling Saren's body as the FinalBoss, Sovereign's actual body is battled by the Alliance Fleet and the ''Normandy''. In fact, it's ''Joker'' who actually kills Sovereign, not Shepard and his team.]]
6th Oct '17 4:48:11 PM FF32
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* ''Battlefield 3'''s final boss [[spoiler:Solomon]] ends up being the PressXToNotDie type of "QTE boss," who (other than in an in-engine cutscene with [[spoiler:a bound Jonathan Miller about to be executed]]) is only encountered in person in a few QTE sequences during the middle and the end of the final level (unless one counts [[spoiler:the first level which is a preview of the first half of the final level]]), all of which are of the PressXToNotDie variety. However, much like the above ''Call of Duty'' example, it's not necessarily a bad thing, as the sequence itself is pretty exciting, plus the final result ([[spoiler:Bashing Solomon's skull in with a brick]]) is quite satisfying, given what's transpired up to that point.

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* ''Battlefield 3'''s ''[[VideoGame/{{Battlefield 3}}'''s final boss [[spoiler:Solomon]] ends up being the PressXToNotDie type of "QTE boss," who (other than in an in-engine cutscene with [[spoiler:a bound Jonathan Miller about to be executed]]) is only encountered in person in a few QTE sequences during the middle and the end of the final level (unless one counts [[spoiler:the first level which is a preview of the first half of the final level]]), all of which are of the PressXToNotDie variety. However, much like the above ''Call of Duty'' example, it's not necessarily a bad thing, as the sequence itself is pretty exciting, plus the final result ([[spoiler:Bashing Solomon's skull in with a brick]]) is quite satisfying, given what's transpired up to that point.
26th Sep '17 10:43:45 AM FF32
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* The climactic battle in ''VideoGame/HopkinsFBI'' consists of a non-interactive swordfight that ends with the protagonist running the villain through. [[spoiler:The challenge is in making sure the villain ''stays'' dead]].
20th May '17 2:02:09 PM nombretomado
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* In ''ValkyrieProfile'', [[spoiler:Surt, the leader of the Vanir, becomes this if the player [[GuideDangIt manages]] to lock themselves on the path to the [[GoldenEnding A Ending]]. Here, Loki, after gaining his true form with the Dragon Orb, kills him in one shot and prepares to destroy Midgard after stealing Jotunheim's treasure.]] If you played the game normally and [[NonStandardGameOver didn't mess up]], Surt is the actual FinalBoss.

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* In ''ValkyrieProfile'', ''VideoGame/ValkyrieProfile'', [[spoiler:Surt, the leader of the Vanir, becomes this if the player [[GuideDangIt manages]] to lock themselves on the path to the [[GoldenEnding A Ending]]. Here, Loki, after gaining his true form with the Dragon Orb, kills him in one shot and prepares to destroy Midgard after stealing Jotunheim's treasure.]] If you played the game normally and [[NonStandardGameOver didn't mess up]], Surt is the actual FinalBoss.
2nd Mar '17 11:28:08 PM josh6243
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* In ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsL'', ''VideoGame/{{Super Robot Wars Z}}3: Jigoku-hen'', and ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsV'', the Eight Angel is reduced to a cutscene where the 3 EVA hold it up and kill it by stabbing it in its core.
30th Jan '17 5:18:23 AM Kuruni
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*** However, this was completely made up for and [[AvertedTrope Averted]] by [[BestBossEver Mr. Freeze,]] who can and has to be taken out by EVERYTHING you have access to in the gameplay proper.
30th Jan '17 3:00:36 AM TheDapperArsonist
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*** However, this was completely made up for and [[AvertedTrope Averted]] by [[BestBossEver Mr. Freeze,]] who can and has to be taken out by EVERYTHING you have access to in the gameplay proper.
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'').
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