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14th Aug '16 7:42:54 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'''s [[AnticlimaxBoss climactic (not)]] final confrontation for the fate of the galaxy, you're automatically given a [[WaveMotionGun Spartan Laser]], which coincidentally is the only weapon capable of harming your opponent (while the weapon is occasionally available as a regular weapon earlier in the game, the fact you get it out of nowhere, ''absolutely must use it'' to win, and are even treated to a cutscene of your character [[HopelessBossFight being completely owned without it]], seems to make it an Eleventh Hour Superpower).
** It is one. If you kill Johnson, and take the Spartan Laser before entering the area, you can have two Spartan Lasers for the battle (the first will only have a charge for one shot), but only the one you get in that cutscene is effective. So, not only do you get a Spartan Laser out of nowhere, you get the only one (well, sort of...it isn't the same as the one you took from Johnson the first time when you killed him) which is effective.
*** Actually, there is an exploit where you can kill Johnson (with a headshot) and move his laser away from his body multiple times (he gets back up after a few seconds) before the final boss battle, allowing you to get the unlimited Spartan Laser outside of the control room. Spark becomes vulnerable (to any and only Spartan Lasers), but only AFTER Johnson blasts him away with HIS laser. Although it makes gameplay somewhat more slow-paced, if you leave one of them outside of the boss fight area, you can use the bottomless Laser as many times as you like. Since the Laser is just as powerful as a normal one, and since you get unlimited shots with it, a privilege the likes of which you never really get with any other weapon during the course of the campaign, it definitely counts as an EleventhHourSuperpower.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'''s [[AnticlimaxBoss climactic (not)]] final confrontation for the fate of the galaxy, you're automatically given a [[WaveMotionGun Spartan Laser]], which coincidentally is the only weapon capable of harming your opponent (while the weapon is occasionally available as a regular weapon earlier in the game, the fact you get it out of nowhere, ''absolutely must use it'' to win, and are even treated to a cutscene of your character [[HopelessBossFight being completely owned without it]], seems to make it an Eleventh Hour Superpower).
** It is one. If you kill Johnson, and take
Superpower). Unlike the regular Spartan Laser before entering the area, you can have two Spartan Lasers for the battle (the first will only have a charge for one shot), but only the one you get in that cutscene is effective. So, not only do you get a Spartan Laser out of nowhere, you get the only one (well, sort of...Laser, it isn't the same as the one you took from Johnson the first time when you killed him) which is effective.
*** Actually, there is an exploit where you can kill Johnson (with a headshot) and move his laser away from his body multiple times (he gets back up after a few seconds) before the final boss battle, allowing you to get the unlimited Spartan Laser outside of the control room. Spark becomes vulnerable (to any and only Spartan Lasers), but only AFTER Johnson blasts him away with HIS laser. Although it makes gameplay somewhat more slow-paced, if you leave one of them outside of the boss fight area, you can use the bottomless Laser as many times as you like. Since the Laser is just as powerful as a normal one, and since you get unlimited shots with it, a privilege the likes of which you never really get with any other weapon during the course of the campaign, it definitely counts as an EleventhHourSuperpower.
even has infinite ammo.
9th Aug '16 8:10:44 AM Godzillawolf
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* In ''WesterAnimation/StevenUniverse'', the FinalBattle with Season 3 ArcVillain [[UltimateLifeform Jasper]] ends with Steven telling Amethyst (who'd become obsessed with [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou being the one to beat Jasper]] but was failing to do so despite her best efforts) YouAreNotAlone and she's got him. This understanding on both their parts results in Steven's finally successfully [[FusionDance fusing with a Gem]] when he and Amethyst fuse into Smoky Quartz.
7th Aug '16 4:04:52 AM Thunderchin
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* ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare 3'' has a particularly weird example. The heroes have just waged and stopped World War 3, successfully prevented the conflict from going nuclear, and allowed a peace summit to take place. But just when the viewer is led to believe [[spoiler:Makarov is going to get away with starting the whole shebang, all of a sudden here come Price and Yuri with [[ImplacableMan Juggernaut Armor]], striding invincibly into every single wall of gunfire Makarov could possibly throw at them. For added weirdness, the "superpower" in question doesn't make it to the twelfth hour: the armor catches on fire from a crashing helicopter, forcing them to remove it and proceed normally for the rest of the level.]]
27th Jul '16 5:11:20 PM Jgamer
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*** [[spoiler: Robobot Halberd Mode from ''VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot'' is also an UnexpectedShmupLevel, albeit a ''VideoGame/StarFox''-based one, but it actually is used against the final boss.]]
22nd Jun '16 1:57:31 PM Willbyr
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%%* In ''KamichamaKarin'', Micchi's mysterious [[TransformationTrinket transformation ring]] isn't activated until towards the end of the final battle.

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%%* In ''KamichamaKarin'', ''Manga/KamichamaKarin'', Micchi's mysterious [[TransformationTrinket transformation ring]] isn't activated until towards the end of the final battle.
18th Jun '16 9:43:50 PM rjd1922
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** ''Half-Life 2: Episode One'' inverts this. It takes place directly after the events of ''Half-Life 2'', and thus you get to use the Dark Energy Gravity Gun for the ''first'' few levels of the game. Then you lose it and go back to whacking zombies with bricks.
*** WordOfGod (the in-game commentary) explains that the developers made the specific decision to give the player all the weapons in ''reverse''. You start with the Dark Energy Gravity Gun, then get the Rocket Launcher, and so on... until the last weapon you get: [[EmergencyWeapon the crowbar.]]
17th Jun '16 3:51:59 PM Doug86
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* The creation of the atomic bomb during the final days of WorldWarII. The project to develop an atomic bomb ''did'' start in 1939, and the war ''might'' have ended much later than Summer 1945 if they hadn't been used, but to the general public[[note]]not the governments, though: Germany, Japan, Britain, and the Soviet Union all had their own atomic weapons research projects going, and the Soviets had a lot of informers inside the Manhattan Project[[/note]] the bombs seemed to come out of nowhere and then suddenly, peace.[[note]] While there is some debate among historians as to whether or not the atomic bomb was really the key factor, as some cite the Soviet invasion and the cessation of diplomatic relations as being more important, this is referring to the popular opinion especially in the US. [[/note]]

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* The creation of the atomic bomb during the final days of WorldWarII.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. The project to develop an atomic bomb ''did'' start in 1939, and the war ''might'' have ended much later than Summer 1945 if they hadn't been used, but to the general public[[note]]not the governments, though: Germany, Japan, Britain, and the Soviet Union all had their own atomic weapons research projects going, and the Soviets had a lot of informers inside the Manhattan Project[[/note]] the bombs seemed to come out of nowhere and then suddenly, peace.[[note]] While there is some debate among historians as to whether or not the atomic bomb was really the key factor, as some cite the Soviet invasion and the cessation of diplomatic relations as being more important, this is referring to the popular opinion especially in the US. [[/note]]
16th Jun '16 3:57:05 PM nombretomado
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* ''TenchiMuyo'':
** In the final episode of the first ''[[TenchiMuyo Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki]]'' OVA, the titular character was able to summon the Light-Hawk Wings (something that normally couldn't be done except by divine trees) to defeat Kagato where no one else could. In a later episode of the extended OVA, he was able to do it once more to rescue two of the girls from a black hole.

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* ''TenchiMuyo'':
''Anime/TenchiMuyo'':
** In the final episode of the first ''[[TenchiMuyo Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki]]'' ''Anime/TenchiMuyoRyoOhki'' OVA, the titular character was able to summon the Light-Hawk Wings (something that normally couldn't be done except by divine trees) to defeat Kagato where no one else could. In a later episode of the extended OVA, he was able to do it once more to rescue two of the girls from a black hole.
1st Jun '16 3:24:02 PM rjd1922
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** Episode 1 inverts this. It takes place directly after the events of Half-Life 2, and thus you get to use the Dark Energy Gravity Gun for the ''first'' few levels of the game. Then you lose it and go back to whacking zombies with bricks.

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** ''Half-Life 2: Episode 1 One'' inverts this. It takes place directly after the events of Half-Life 2, ''Half-Life 2'', and thus you get to use the Dark Energy Gravity Gun for the ''first'' few levels of the game. Then you lose it and go back to whacking zombies with bricks.



** Since Word of God says we won't ever see the Dark Energy Gravity Gun again, Episode 2 gave us the Magnusson Device, which is an instant kill if mounted on a Strider and detonated.

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** Since Word of God says we won't ever see the Dark Energy Gravity Gun again, Episode 2 ''Episode Two'' gave us the Magnusson Device, which is an instant kill if mounted on a Strider and detonated.
21st May '16 5:06:10 PM TSBasilisk
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** She had attempted this earlier by going to [[spoiler:Cauldron]] in search of a [[NextTierPowerUp second trigger]] or [[spoiler:a formula capable of creating a powerful cape]]. Neither panned out.
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