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16th Jun '16 1:01:31 PM WillKeaton
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** Two of the "regular" bosses, an ice dragon and TheDragon, who's curiously not a dragon but merely a brute with double BFSes, incapacitate your comrades, both times appealing to CutscenePowerToTheMax and incapacitating both your comrades with attack that later only damage you and make you fight alone.

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** Two of the "regular" bosses, an ice dragon and TheDragon, who's curiously not a dragon but merely a brute with double BFSes, [=BFSes,=] incapacitate your comrades, both times appealing to CutscenePowerToTheMax and incapacitating both your comrades with attack that later only damage you and make you fight alone.
6th May '16 6:01:22 AM aye_amber
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea2}}'' there's a situation where you have to do a HopelessBossFight against Laharl. You CAN win, but it ends up being a non standard game over, so to progress the story you have to lose, which you will likely do anyways because your first play through you're likely, at best, level 60, and Laharl is level 1200. When you lose, you're suddenly given control of [[spoiler:Rozalin]] in a full powered form and are level 2000. This is the only time in the game this happens, and you have no base panel so you can't summon anyone else to aid this character. The battle might as well be scripted, though, as it's nearly impossible to lose to Laharl unless you're deliberately trying because [[spoiler:Rozalin]] [[TookALevelInBadass is suddenly dishing out way more damage than Laharl can even attempt]].

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea2}}'' ''VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories'' there's a situation where you have to do a HopelessBossFight against Laharl. You CAN win, but it ends up being a non standard game over, so to progress the story you have to lose, which you will likely do anyways because your first play through you're likely, at best, level 60, and Laharl is level 1200. When you lose, you're suddenly given control of [[spoiler:Rozalin]] in a full powered form and are level 2000. This is the only time in the game this happens, and you have no base panel so you can't summon anyone else to aid this character. The battle might as well be scripted, though, as it's nearly impossible to lose to Laharl unless you're deliberately trying because [[spoiler:Rozalin]] [[TookALevelInBadass is suddenly dishing out way more damage than Laharl can even attempt]].
23rd Apr '16 5:41:17 PM MJTrooper
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* ''VideoGame/StarFoxZero'' has a one-on-one dogfight between Fox and Wolf.


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8th Apr '16 7:29:39 PM Arachnos
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* ''VideoGame/{{OFF}}'' has a rather peculiar example. If you pick the Judge ending, [[spoiler:you take control of the Judge and fight the Batter, your own PlayerCharacter, without his Add-Ons.]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{OFF}}'' has a rather peculiar example. If you pick the Judge ending, [[spoiler:you take control of the Judge and fight the Batter, your own PlayerCharacter, without his Add-Ons.Add-Ons ([[OneWingedAngel but in a monstrous form]]). Ironically, this fight is even easier than its opposite number (in which you fight The Judge, who has fairly low health, with Batter and all three Add-Ons), because the Judge can inflict Palsy, [[ZeroEffortBoss which stops the boss from doing anything]].]]
24th Feb '16 5:47:32 PM MegaMarioMan
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* In ''RatchetDeadlocked'', you spend most missions benefiting from fire support courtesy a pair of robots, who will also do most of the tedious unlocking bits and pieces so you can focus on killing everything in the area with [[MoreDakka machineguns]]. ''Every'' boss fight except Shellshock (whose battle takes place outside of the Battledome) takes these guys away, leaving you fighting solo against an experienced gladiator. Luckily Ratchet has saved at least two galaxies...

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* In ''RatchetDeadlocked'', ''VideoGame/RatchetDeadlocked'', you spend most missions benefiting from fire support courtesy a pair of robots, who will also do most of the tedious unlocking bits and pieces so you can focus on killing everything in the area with [[MoreDakka machineguns]]. ''Every'' boss fight except Shellshock (whose battle takes place outside of the Battledome) takes these guys away, leaving you fighting solo against an experienced gladiator. Luckily Ratchet has saved at least two galaxies...
24th Feb '16 2:12:42 PM Adept
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** In ''FinalFantasyTacticsA2'', after getting [[spoiler:Frimelda]] to join your party they have a special mission of their own where they fight Ghi Yelgi one-on-one.

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** In ''FinalFantasyTacticsA2'', ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2'', after getting [[spoiler:Frimelda]] to join your party they have a special mission of their own where they fight Ghi Yelgi one-on-one.



** In ''FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance'', there is a chapter where the main character, Marche, is trapped in a room with the BigBad's [[TheDragon Dragon]], Llednar Twem, and must fight him alone. Unfortunately, this is also a HopelessBossFight, and Marche's only options are to run and heal until reinforcements arrive. An alternate trick is available to well-prepared Thieves, as stealing the enemy's entire outfit leaves him very ineffectual (and gives you his outfit, which is quite useful for the point in the story the fight is at). The Damage to MP skill also makes the battle quite trival, because overflow damage doesn't hit HP (and you regain 5 MP a turn).

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** In ''FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance'', ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance'', there is a chapter where the main character, Marche, is trapped in a room with the BigBad's [[TheDragon Dragon]], Llednar Twem, and must fight him alone. Unfortunately, this is also a HopelessBossFight, and Marche's only options are to run and heal until reinforcements arrive. An alternate trick is available to well-prepared Thieves, as stealing the enemy's entire outfit leaves him very ineffectual (and gives you his outfit, which is quite useful for the point in the story the fight is at). The Damage to MP skill also makes the battle quite trival, because overflow damage doesn't hit HP (and you regain 5 MP a turn).



* In ''{{Disgaea2}}'' there's a situation where you have to do a HopelessBossFight against Laharl. You CAN win, but it ends up being a non standard game over, so to progress the story you have to lose, which you will likely do anyways because your first play through you're likely, at best, level 60, and Laharl is level 1200. When you lose, you're suddenly given control of [[spoiler:Rozalin]] in a full powered form and are level 2000. This is the only time in the game this happens, and you have no base panel so you can't summon anyone else to aid this character. The battle might as well be scripted, though, as it's nearly impossible to lose to Laharl unless you're deliberately trying because [[spoiler:Rozalin]] [[TookALevelInBadass is suddenly dishing out way more damage than Laharl can even attempt]].
* ''FireEmblem Radiant Dawn'' (quoted above) features a twist on this battle: Ike and the BlackKnight fight each other on one half of the battlefield, while everyone else fights on the other half; neither half can interfere with the other. Being a tactical RPG, a simple duel would be short and not require much strategy (such a duel is featured near the end of ''FireEmblem Path of Radiance'', where it is quite luck based); in fact, the only thing that prevents the player from just killing him in under 2 turns is '''1)''' EXP (being 3 fractions of a chapter away from the end boss, you likely don't need it) and '''2)''' getting the other boss's [[InfinityPlusOneSword Infinity Plus One Lance]].

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* In ''{{Disgaea2}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea2}}'' there's a situation where you have to do a HopelessBossFight against Laharl. You CAN win, but it ends up being a non standard game over, so to progress the story you have to lose, which you will likely do anyways because your first play through you're likely, at best, level 60, and Laharl is level 1200. When you lose, you're suddenly given control of [[spoiler:Rozalin]] in a full powered form and are level 2000. This is the only time in the game this happens, and you have no base panel so you can't summon anyone else to aid this character. The battle might as well be scripted, though, as it's nearly impossible to lose to Laharl unless you're deliberately trying because [[spoiler:Rozalin]] [[TookALevelInBadass is suddenly dishing out way more damage than Laharl can even attempt]].
* ''FireEmblem ''VideoGame/FireEmblem Radiant Dawn'' (quoted above) features a twist on this battle: Ike and the BlackKnight fight each other on one half of the battlefield, while everyone else fights on the other half; neither half can interfere with the other. Being a tactical RPG, a simple duel would be short and not require much strategy (such a duel is featured near the end of ''FireEmblem Path of Radiance'', where it is quite luck based); in fact, the only thing that prevents the player from just killing him in under 2 turns is '''1)''' EXP (being 3 fractions of a chapter away from the end boss, you likely don't need it) and '''2)''' getting the other boss's [[InfinityPlusOneSword Infinity Plus One Lance]].



* ''OgreBattle 64'' has Grozz Nuy, the Divine Dragon, whom you must beat if you want to get the Sword of Tiamat and unlock the Dragoon class. You'll face off against him with the leader of whichever unit you sent. He's actually really easy to beat as long as you send someone that gets three attacks per turn.

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* ''OgreBattle ''VideoGame/OgreBattle 64'' has Grozz Nuy, the Divine Dragon, whom you must beat if you want to get the Sword of Tiamat and unlock the Dragoon class. You'll face off against him with the leader of whichever unit you sent. He's actually really easy to beat as long as you send someone that gets three attacks per turn.



* In ''LaPucelleTactics'', Captain Homard has a duel with Demon Lord Veloute, the last of Noir's Demon Lord lieutenants and the one who murdered Homard's parents. It's pretty much Unwinnable...for Veloute since Homard unlocks his Burning Soul super move (which deals ''massive'' damage to demon lords like Veloute) during the fight.

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* In ''LaPucelleTactics'', ''VideoGame/LaPucelle Tactics'', Captain Homard has a duel with Demon Lord Veloute, the last of Noir's Demon Lord lieutenants and the one who murdered Homard's parents. It's pretty much Unwinnable...for Veloute since Homard unlocks his Burning Soul super move (which deals ''massive'' damage to demon lords like Veloute) during the fight.
16th Feb '16 5:32:47 PM Ragequit1998
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* Subverted about half way through the original Starcraft game's zerg campaign Tassadar makes it seem like he wants a one on one fight with Infested Kerrigan but the Tassadar that shows up is just an illusion.
21st Jan '16 6:27:05 PM GrammarNavi
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* In ''SuperSmashBros. Brawl'', at the end of "The Glacial Peak" stage, [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Lucario]] challenges [[Franchise/{{Kirby}} Meta Knight]] to a fight, reducing the Ice Climbers into mere bystanders. A unique thing about this particular Duel Boss is that you can choose to play as either Meta Knight or Lucario.

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* In ''SuperSmashBros. Brawl'', ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Super Smash Bros. Brawl]]'', at the end of "The Glacial Peak" stage, [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Lucario]] challenges [[Franchise/{{Kirby}} Meta Knight]] to a fight, reducing the Ice Climbers into mere bystanders. A unique thing about this particular Duel Boss is that you can choose to play as either Meta Knight or Lucario.
20th Jan '16 4:04:09 AM Adept
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* On the landmass of Lowee, Neptune and Arfoire square off in ''VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptunia'' in the event "The Last Battle?!" [[HyperdimensionNeptuniaMk2 The next game]] has a [[ScriptedBattle scripted]] Duel Boss battle in the beginning where Nepgear unleashes the power of the Sharicite on CFW Judge, though it has next to no effect. Later on, Uni insists that she and Nepgear have a one-on-one battle after defeating Linda/Underling at Rebeat Resort.

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* On the landmass of Lowee, Neptune and Arfoire square off in ''VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptunia'' in the event "The Last Battle?!" [[HyperdimensionNeptuniaMk2 [[VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaMk2 The next game]] has a [[ScriptedBattle scripted]] Duel Boss battle in the beginning where Nepgear unleashes the power of the Sharicite on CFW Judge, though it has next to no effect. Later on, Uni insists that she and Nepgear have a one-on-one battle after defeating Linda/Underling at Rebeat Resort.
14th Jan '16 3:50:29 AM Mhazard
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* The final boss of ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' is a one-on-one duel with [[spoiler:Gwyn, Lord of Cinder]], who wield a [[{{BFS}} massive]] flaming sword and nothing else. [[spoiler: Unless you saved Solaire via Chaos Covenant shortcut, he would then assist you instead provided he was alive.] [[https://eightandahalfbit.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/dark-souls-gwyn.jpg Praise the Sun.]]

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* The final boss of ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' is a one-on-one duel with [[spoiler:Gwyn, Lord of Cinder]], who wield a [[{{BFS}} massive]] flaming sword and nothing else. [[spoiler: Unless you saved Solaire via Chaos Covenant shortcut, he would then assist you instead provided he was alive.] ]] [[https://eightandahalfbit.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/dark-souls-gwyn.jpg Praise the Sun.]]
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