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16th Aug '16 2:55:29 AM FordPrefect
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* In ''Star Wars Episode II: Film/AttackOfTheClones'', during the chase scene with Obi-Wan and Jango in the asteroid field, Jango launches a missile at Obi-Wan's ship, which is treated like a terrifying, nearly inescapable weapon. Obi-Wan is chased for a good minute before he gets lucky and manages to destroy it by tricking it to fly between two huge asteroids. In ''Revenge of the Sith'', Anakin and Obi-Wan are flying in a space battle and FOUR of those same missiles come after them, and they act like they are no big deal and destroy them in about fifteen seconds just by SPINNING.

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* In ''Star Wars Episode II: Film/AttackOfTheClones'', during the chase scene with Obi-Wan and Jango in the asteroid field, Jango launches a missile at Obi-Wan's ship, which is treated like a terrifying, nearly inescapable weapon. Obi-Wan is chased for a good minute before he gets lucky and manages to destroy it by tricking it to fly between two huge asteroids. In ''Revenge of the Sith'', Anakin and Obi-Wan are flying in a space battle and FOUR of those same missiles come after them, and they act like they are no big deal and destroy them in about fifteen seconds just by SPINNING.
[[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning SPINNING]].
16th Aug '16 2:54:52 AM FordPrefect
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* In ''Star Wars Episode II: Film/AttackOfTheClones'', during the chase scene with Obi-Wan and Jango in the asteroid field, Jango launches a missile at Obi-Wan's ship, which is treated like a terrifying, nearly inescapable weapon. Obi-Wan is chased for a good minute before he gets lucky and manages to destroy it by tricking it to fly between two huge asteroids. In ''Revenge of the Sith'', Anakin and Obi-Wan are flying in a space battle and FOUR of those same missiles come after them, and they act like are no big deal and destroy them in about fifteen seconds just by SPINNING.

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* In ''Star Wars Episode II: Film/AttackOfTheClones'', during the chase scene with Obi-Wan and Jango in the asteroid field, Jango launches a missile at Obi-Wan's ship, which is treated like a terrifying, nearly inescapable weapon. Obi-Wan is chased for a good minute before he gets lucky and manages to destroy it by tricking it to fly between two huge asteroids. In ''Revenge of the Sith'', Anakin and Obi-Wan are flying in a space battle and FOUR of those same missiles come after them, and they act like they are no big deal and destroy them in about fifteen seconds just by SPINNING.
13th Aug '16 4:37:51 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved'', Zealot Elites were BossInMookClothing-type enemies that were [[LightningBruiser much tougher and more agile]] than normal Elites. In the second game, their shields were downgraded to the level of Major Elites and they only wielded Energy Swords, while their former stats (and then some) were given to the new Ultra Elites. ''Reach'' promoted the Zealots back to their former status and downgraded the Ultras somewhat.
** In ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'', Brute Chieftain Tartarus is the game's final boss, with a one-hit-kill gravity hammer and an invincible forcefield that can only be brought down by Sgt. Johnson's particle rifle. From ''Halo 3'' onwards, Brute Chieftains regularly appear as KingMook {{miniboss}}es; they're armed with one-hit-kill gravity hammers (or some other heavy weapon) and one-time-use invincibility shields that last for a couple dozen seconds. Justified in this case by the fact that Tartarus was the highest ranking Chieftain of his entire species.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
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In ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved'', Zealot Elites were BossInMookClothing-type enemies that were [[LightningBruiser much tougher and more agile]] than normal Elites. In the second game, ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'', their shields were downgraded to the level of Major Elites and they only wielded Energy Swords, while their former stats (and then some) were given to the new Ultra Elites. ''Reach'' Conversely, ''VideoGame/HaloReach'' promoted the Zealots back to their former status and downgraded the Ultras somewhat.
** In ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'', Brute Chieftain Tartarus is the game's final boss, with a one-hit-kill gravity hammer and an invincible forcefield that can only be brought down by Sgt. Johnson's particle rifle. From ''Halo 3'' onwards, ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' onward, Brute Chieftains regularly appear as KingMook {{miniboss}}es; they're armed with one-hit-kill gravity hammers (or some other heavy weapon) and one-time-use invincibility shields that last for a couple dozen seconds. Justified in this case by the fact that Tartarus was the highest ranking Chieftain of his entire species.
31st Jul '16 2:11:04 PM Bat178
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** Nruff from ''VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand2'' returns as a regular enemy in ''VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand3'' and ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamland''.

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** Nruff from ''VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand2'' returns as a regular inhalable enemy in ''VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand3'' ''VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand3'', ''VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards'' and ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamland''.
31st Jul '16 2:04:30 PM Bat178
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** Nruff from ''VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand2'' returns as a regular enemy in ''VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand3'' and ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamland''.
29th Jul '16 10:52:40 PM JediMasterDraco
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* After facing Ranba Ral (Gouf) and the Black Tri-Stars (Dom) in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'', the Mobile Suits used by them are soon adopted as Mass-production units by Zeon Mooks. Similarly, in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'', The Earth Alliance's powerful Mobile Armors such as the Zamzah-Zah and Destroy Gundam appear in greater numbers later in the series (and are usually killed ''much'' easier than the first one they faced). The Destroy Gundam is most notorious in that when the emotionally-unbalanced Stella piloted the beast, it absolutely devastated Berlin and even when stopped, the machine was still largely intact. When they start mass producing it, they drop like flies. Granted, ZAFT did introduce new prototype suits, but you'd think they'd at least be able to match the original's damage. It's justified in that the Destroy Gundam's greatest strength wasn't its firepower, but its ability to [[AttackReflector reflect back beam weapons]]. When they reappeared in later episodes, [=ZAFT=] knew that the way to deal with Destroy Gundams was to have your fastest units charge in and carve them up with swords, while the rest of your forces held off the escorts. And [=ZAFT=] had fielded a pair of ''very'' fast new Gundams after Berlin. Most likely, up to Berlin the Force Impulse Gundam (itself a unique SuperPrototype]] was the only machine they had that was fast enough to pull this tactic off.

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* After facing Ranba Ral (Gouf) and the Black Tri-Stars (Dom) in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'', the Mobile Suits used by them are soon adopted as Mass-production units by Zeon Mooks. Similarly, in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'', The Earth Alliance's powerful Mobile Armors such as the Zamzah-Zah and Destroy Gundam appear in greater numbers later in the series (and are usually killed ''much'' easier than the first one they faced). The Destroy Gundam is most notorious in that when the emotionally-unbalanced Stella piloted the beast, it absolutely devastated Berlin and even when stopped, the machine was still largely intact. When they start mass producing it, they drop like flies. Granted, ZAFT did introduce new prototype suits, but you'd think they'd at least be able to match the original's damage. It's justified in that the Destroy Gundam's greatest strength wasn't its firepower, but its ability to [[AttackReflector reflect back beam weapons]]. When they reappeared in later episodes, [=ZAFT=] knew that the way to deal with Destroy Gundams was to have your fastest units charge in and carve them up with swords, while the rest of your forces held off the escorts. And [=ZAFT=] had fielded a pair of ''very'' fast new Gundams after Berlin. Most likely, up to Berlin the Force Impulse Gundam (itself a unique SuperPrototype]] SuperPrototype) was the only machine they had that was fast enough to pull this tactic off.off.
** Another justification is the fact that Stella is an Extended, a normal human modified to have Coordinator-level skills. Only one Destroy after the first is confirmed to have been piloted by an Extended.
26th Jul '16 8:12:59 PM Bat178
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** [[spoiler:Metal General from ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamland'' returns in ''VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot'' as a common miniboss in the final world under the name Security Force]].
25th Jul '16 2:04:58 PM emperors
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* ''VideoGame/TheWitcher3WildHunt'' expansion pack ''Blood and Wine'': The first Bruxa you fight is a pretty tough boss fight. After that, they serve as an uncommon Elite Mook.

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* ''VideoGame/TheWitcher3WildHunt'' expansion pack ''Blood and Wine'': The first Bruxa you fight is a pretty tough boss fight. After that, they serve as an uncommon Elite Mook.EliteMook.
25th Jul '16 2:04:06 PM emperors
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* ''VideoGame/TheWitcher3WildHunt'' expansion pack ''Blood and Wine'': The first Bruxa you fight is a pretty tough boss fight. After that, they serve as an uncommon Elite Mook.
25th Jul '16 3:19:53 AM emperors
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* ''GameOfThrones'': The shows it seems will be setting this up with the White Walkers. The first White Walker was a great threat and was terrorizing Samwell Tarly since the end of Season 2, and Samwell is considered TheHero after miraculously killing him. The second White Walker who seemed to be one of the Night's King's lieutenants, was a very difficult fight for Jon Snow. But it seems that at the end, there will be a big battle against White Walkers with all of them as {{Mooks}} and the Night's King as their leader.

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* ''GameOfThrones'': The shows it It seems that ''GameOfThrones'' will be setting this up with the White Walkers. The first White Walker was a great threat and was terrorizing Samwell Tarly since the end of Season 2, 2 and was notable for being the first White Walker we clearly saw onscreen. Samwell is considered TheHero after miraculously killing him. The second White Walker who seemed to be one of the Night's King's lieutenants, was a very difficult fight challenger for Jon Snow. But it seems that at the end, there will be a big battle against White Walkers with all of them as {{Mooks}} and the Night's King as their leader.
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