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12th Jan '17 3:28:04 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Jon and Karl clearly view their confrontation as a private matter between them.
25th Dec '16 9:22:18 PM ADrago
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** There's two in the first one as well; as Xelha, you have to face [[spoiler: Xelha's mother, the Ice Queen, in order to gain the Ocean Mirror.]] As Mizuti, you have to fight [[spoiler: the Magician's Shadow]] to finish Mizuti's sidquest. In both cases, the game uses an ''even more'' unorthodox fight system; instead of picking your Magnus cards to fight, you are presented with a handful of face down cards, and one face-up card. You have to find the card that matches the face-up card among the one's face down in order to advance to the next round. If you get the wrong one, you take damage. Obviously, this is a LuckBasedMission. What makes it more egregious is that there is a [[FirstPersonSnapshooter Camera Magnus]] in there, and of course, [[LostForever you only have this chance to take a photo of the Boss.]]

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** There's two in the first one as well; as Xelha, you have to face [[spoiler: Xelha's mother, the Ice Queen, in order to gain the Ocean Mirror.]] As Mizuti, you have to fight [[spoiler: the Magician's Shadow]] to finish Mizuti's sidquest. In both cases, the game uses an ''even more'' unorthodox fight system; instead of picking your Magnus cards to fight, you are presented with a handful of face down cards, and one face-up card. You have to find the card that matches the face-up card among the one's face down in order to advance to the next round. If you get the wrong one, you take damage. Obviously, this is a LuckBasedMission. What makes it more egregious is that there is a [[FirstPersonSnapshooter Camera Magnus]] in there, and of course, [[LostForever [[PermanentlyMissableContent you only have this chance to take a photo of the Boss.]]
24th Dec '16 1:51:08 AM Hylarn
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* While most of ''VideoGame/DarkMessiah'' is a partyless game baring a few fights, one boss actively challenges you to a duel. You can follow the conditions of the duel (no magic) and face him on his own, or fight his 4 henchman along with him. Given the boss is already crazy tough (he can survive a finisher), it may be in your best interest.

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* While most of ''VideoGame/DarkMessiah'' is a partyless game baring barring a few fights, one boss actively challenges you to a duel. You can follow the conditions of the duel (no magic) and face him on his own, or fight his 4 henchman along with him. Given the boss is already crazy tough (he can survive a finisher), it may be in your best interest.
15th Dec '16 5:05:11 PM troperHearts
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** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'', Noctis [[spoiler: is forced to confront Ardyn, ''the FinalBoss'', by himself, as the latter takes out Noct's party, claiming that they have no place in "the battle of kings."]]
5th Dec '16 9:15:46 PM sarysa
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* It's traditional for each game in the ''Franchise/TalesSeries'' to have at least one DuelBoss. What's notable is that almost every duel is fought between friendly characters who are not fighting out of malice, but rather as a means to resolve some outstanding issue or difference of opinion. There's often the added subtext of the less experienced fighter trying to surpass the more experienced one.

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* It's traditional for each game in the ''Franchise/TalesSeries'' to have at least one DuelBoss. What's notable is that almost every duel is fought between friendly characters who are not fighting out of malice, but rather as a means to resolve some outstanding issue or difference of opinion. There's often the added subtext of the less experienced fighter trying to surpass the more experienced one. They also tend to range from difficult to nearly impossible, but failure usually only results in missed gear and bruised egos rather than a game over.
13th Nov '16 8:33:27 PM JMQwilleran
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** This happens to Sora repeatedly in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsI'': first against [[spoiler:Riku]], then the [[RuleOfThree third]] Darkside fight, and then two rounds with [[FinalBoss Ansem]]. He also has optional one-on-ones with Hercules, the Ice Titan and Sephiroth (oh, and all the Olympus tournaments have a solo mode).

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** This happens to Sora repeatedly in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsI'': first against [[spoiler:Riku]], then the [[RuleOfThree third]] Darkside fight, and then two rounds with [[FinalBoss Ansem]]. He also has optional one-on-ones with Hercules, the Ice Titan and Sephiroth (oh, and all the Olympus tournaments have a solo mode). Donald and Goofy even [[LampshadeHanging call him out]] for deciding to go one-on-one with Hercules.
29th Oct '16 1:38:50 PM nombretomado
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* In ''GuildWars'' the player has to fight an enemy called the Doppleganger in order to become ascended. The Doppleganger copies the players skills and abilities, and must be fought alone.

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* In ''GuildWars'' ''VideoGame/GuildWars'' the player has to fight an enemy called the Doppleganger in order to become ascended. The Doppleganger copies the players skills and abilities, and must be fought alone.
3rd Oct '16 7:55:03 AM ShivaIndis
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* The ''{{Lunar}}'' games have a few instances of this.
** In ''[[VideoGame/LunarTheSilverStar Silver Star Story Complete]]'', Alex faces Tempest in a one-on-one match when the latter attempts to hang a con man for selling fake medicine; before the remake occured, Alex needed to fight two Dragon Angels alone in Althena's Tower.

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* The ''{{Lunar}}'' ''Franchise/{{Lunar}}'' games have a few instances of this.
** In ''VideoGame/LunarTheSilverStar'' features a {{Dual|Boss}} DuelBoss -- Alex has to fight two Dragon Angels alone in Althena's Tower. The remake ''[[VideoGame/LunarTheSilverStar Silver Star Story Complete]]'', Complete]]'' cuts that scenario, but includes a different man-to-man fight between Alex faces and Tempest in a one-on-one match when the latter attempts to hang a con man for selling fake medicine; before the remake occured, Alex needed to fight two Dragon Angels alone in Althena's Tower.medicine.
21st Sep '16 4:09:41 PM nombretomado
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* The DiscOneFinalBoss of ''BatenKaitos Origins'' initially knocks the companions of the main character, Sagi, out of the fight, and Sagi must fight him alone until they recover and rejoin him.

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* The DiscOneFinalBoss of ''BatenKaitos Origins'' initially knocks the companions of the main character, Sagi, out of the fight, and Sagi must fight him alone until they recover and rejoin him.''VideoGame/BatenKaitos'':


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** The DiscOneFinalBoss of ''VideoGame/BatenKaitosOrigins'' initially knocks the companions of the main character, Sagi, out of the fight, and Sagi must fight him alone until they recover and rejoin him.
27th Jul '16 5:20:32 AM OldBen
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** Two main paths in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' also feature a boss like this - in ''Birthright'' Chapter 26, Avatar needs to defeat [[spoiler:Xander]], and in ''Conquest'' Chapter 25, they must fight [[spoiler:Ryoma]]. In both cases, Avatar and the boss start in an isolated chamber in the middle of the map, while other units start outside and need to fight regular enemies. However, you can interrupt the duel in ''Conquest'' version, where after defeating one(on Normal difficulty) or both(on Hard or Lunatic) minibosses, the chamber will open and your units will be able to swarm the boss.
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