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6th Sep '17 2:47:02 PM Peteman
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* The Gah-Goojins from ''VideoGame/TheWonderful101'' gets hit with this trope ''hard.'' The second boss chapter is dedicated to trying to take down ''one'' of them, with large emphasis being placed on their size and strength. Another one appears during the first half of Chapter 5's boss fight before being hijacked by the main characters. In the final level, where the main characters have a giant robot of their own, Gah-Goojins basically play the role of TheGoomba.

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* The Gah-Goojins from ''VideoGame/TheWonderful101'' gets hit with this trope ''hard.'' trope. The second boss chapter is dedicated to trying to take down ''one'' of them, with large emphasis being placed on their size and strength. Another one appears during the first half of Chapter 5's boss fight before being hijacked by the main characters. In the final level, where the main characters have a giant robot of their own, Gah-Goojins basically play the role of TheGoomba.
6th Sep '17 2:41:43 PM Peteman
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* Priel from ''VideoGame/LuminousArc'' gets smacked with this ''hard''. In the first game, she's TheDragon, and a royal pain every time you fight her. In [[VideoGame/LuminousArc2 the sequel]], her sprite is reused as a generic ranged {{Mook}} you'll see in the first five chapters.

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* Priel from ''VideoGame/LuminousArc'' gets smacked with this ''hard''.this. In the first game, she's TheDragon, and a royal pain every time you fight her. In [[VideoGame/LuminousArc2 the sequel]], her sprite is reused as a generic ranged {{Mook}} you'll see in the first five chapters.
3rd Aug '17 3:49:41 PM FireCrawler2002
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* In ''VideoGame/CrashBandicootTheWrathOfCortex'', Dingodile, Tiny and N. Tropy, who were all major villains and bosses in [[VideoGame/CrashBandicoot3Warped the previous game]], appear as regular mooks in the Atlasphere levels.
26th Jul '17 1:18:20 PM finalsurvivor1
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* ''VideoGame/EVOSearchForEden'' features a few examples:
** The Kuraselache King ruled the sea in the first chapter and tried to stop the creatures from heading to land so he could continue to rule. In the penultimate major area, the Final Ocean, two copies of him are fought outside the Rogon stronghold.
** Debustega was the strongest of the Ikustega in the second area and was the second boss of the game. [[spoiler:Bolbox, the Final Boss, summons a pink copy of him during the fight with him. Debustega is the only boss to be given this treatment, as the other creatures summoned by Bolbox are stronger variants of regular enemies]].
** The Queen Bee was the second major boss of the game as the last Amphibian era boss. [[spoiler:Bolbox strengthens and revives her so she can kill anyone who makes it to Africa as a minor, skippable boss]].
** The Tyrannosaurus clan was fought as the third major boss in the Dinosaur era. Come the next chapter, after most of the dinosaurs died, and they're hunted by the Yeti and becomes normal, but strong, enemies. [[spoiler:They also become Bolbox's second line of defense after the Queen Bee in Africa]].
16th Jul '17 6:45:25 AM SeptimusHeap
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* 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 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 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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* It seems that ''GameOfThrones'' ''Series/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 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 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.
5th Jul '17 5:41:21 AM MagBas
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* In ''Film/BatmanBegins'', Scarecrow develops a fear toxin that (temporarily) takes down Batman and nearly destroys Gotham City. In ''Film/DarkKnight'', Scarecrow is reduced to a mere drug dealer who Batman defeats at the very beginning of the movie without much of a fight.
2nd Jul '17 8:05:37 PM ShaiPa
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* In ''Film/BatmanBegins'', Scarecrow develops a fear toxin that (temporarily) takes down Batman and nearly destroys Gotham City. In ''Film/DarkKnight'', Scarecrow is reduced to a mere drug dealer who Batman defeats at the very beginning of the movie without much of a fight.



23rd Jun '17 6:00:41 AM Dutchtica
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** Also in ''Aria Of Sorrow,'' there is a combination of this and BaitAndSwitchBoss. You enter a boss room and the Giant Bat appears...And is promptly crushed by a giant hand. You still get the Giant Bat soul after beating the real boss.
30th May '17 2:37:48 PM MagBas
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* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', Kael'Thas Sunstrider starts off the first expansion as one of the final endgame bosses who required a group of 25 players in max level gear to reliably take down. Two major updates and one necromantic encounter later he's still a final boss... but of a dungeon that any 5-man group of newly-max-level players can take down without too much trouble. It also happens when a boss uses a unique model that is well liked, and is then later on reused for other enemies. Many raid bosses with unique models are also later reskinned and modified to act as mooks or other bosses, often of dungeons in later expansions.

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* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', Kael'Thas Sunstrider starts off the first expansion as one of the final endgame bosses who required a group of 25 players in max level gear to reliably take down. Two major updates and one necromantic encounter later he's still a final boss... but of a dungeon that any 5-man group of newly-max-level players can take down without too much trouble. It also it happens when a boss uses a unique model that is well liked, and is then later on reused for other enemies. Many raid bosses with unique models are also later reskinned and modified to act as mooks or other bosses, often of dungeons in later expansions.mooks.
30th May '17 1:59:30 PM Amahn
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* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', Kael'Thas Sunstrider starts off the first expansion as one of the final endgame bosses who required a group of 40 players in max level gear to reliably take down. Two major updates and one necromantic encounter later he's still a final boss... but of a dungeon that any 5-man group of newly-max-level players can take down without too much trouble. It also happens when a boss uses a unique model that is well liked, and is then later on reused for other enemies. Many raid bosses with unique models are also later reskinned and modified to act as mooks or other bosses, often of dungeons in later expansions.

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* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', Kael'Thas Sunstrider starts off the first expansion as one of the final endgame bosses who required a group of 40 25 players in max level gear to reliably take down. Two major updates and one necromantic encounter later he's still a final boss... but of a dungeon that any 5-man group of newly-max-level players can take down without too much trouble. It also happens when a boss uses a unique model that is well liked, and is then later on reused for other enemies. Many raid bosses with unique models are also later reskinned and modified to act as mooks or other bosses, often of dungeons in later expansions.
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