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21st Dec '15 5:03:20 PM Prfnoff
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* In ''VideoGame/NoOneLivesForever'', the player controls a female superspy said to have too slender a frame to carry dead or unconscious bodies around. At one point she is required to defeat a certain villain through fisticuffs. Said villain is much larger than her, very muscular and is said to be able to tackle several opponents at once in brawls.
** Made even [[ThatOneBoss scrappier]] by the fact that the guy doesn't fight fair. He shakes the floor by punching it and ''throws sticks of dynamite at you''.
** This example can be seen as a PuzzleBoss of sorts, although the developers probably didn't intend it that way. Seeing how he is a MightyGlacier to Cate's FragileSpeedster, your best tactic is to abuse your mobility advantage and [[spoiler:jump on top of him while he ducks, then pummel away at him from above--his fists won't reach that high]].

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* In ''VideoGame/NoOneLivesForever'', the player controls a female superspy said to have too slender a frame to carry dead or unconscious bodies around. At one point she is required to defeat a certain villain through fisticuffs. Said villain is much larger than her, very muscular and is muscular, said to be able to tackle several opponents at once in brawls.
** Made even [[ThatOneBoss scrappier]] by the fact that the guy doesn't fight fair. He
brawls, shakes the floor by punching it and ''throws sticks of dynamite at you''.
** This example can be seen as a PuzzleBoss of sorts, although the developers probably didn't intend it that way. Seeing how he is a MightyGlacier to Cate's FragileSpeedster, your best tactic is to abuse your mobility advantage and [[spoiler:jump on top of him while he ducks, then pummel away at him from above--his fists won't reach that high]].
dynamite''.



* In ''RedSteel'', during every boss battle, your character puts away his vast variety of guns to instead have an honorable sword duel.
* In ''Fugitive Hunter'', the main character hunts downs and captures various terrorist leaders around the world. After mowing down their security forces via regular gunplay, the player throws away his guns and takes on each leader hand-to-hand, eventually leading up to a Kung Fu showdown with {{Osama bin Laden}}.

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* In ''RedSteel'', ''VideoGame/RedSteel'', during every boss battle, your character puts away his vast variety of guns to instead have an honorable sword duel.
* In ''Fugitive Hunter'', Hunter: War on Terror'', the main character hunts downs and captures various terrorist leaders around the world. After mowing down their security forces via regular gunplay, the player throws away his guns and takes on each leader hand-to-hand, eventually leading up to a Kung Fu showdown with {{Osama bin Laden}}.
18th Dec '15 4:53:27 AM jormis29
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* In the game ''TrueCrime: Streets of LA'' many of these will pop up and when you [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim try to shoot the guy]] Nick will respond with a one-liner explaining why he won't. Examples: ''Nah. I'd rather beat ya senseless.'', ''Guns are overrated... Sometimes.'', ''Let's do this honorably.''

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* In the game ''TrueCrime: Streets of LA'' ''VideoGame/TrueCrimeStreetsOfLA'' many of these will pop up and when you [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim try to shoot the guy]] Nick will respond with a one-liner explaining why he won't. Examples: ''Nah. I'd rather beat ya senseless.'', ''Guns are overrated... Sometimes.'', ''Let's do this honorably.''
13th Sep '15 10:09:44 AM cricri3007
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For a literal fisticuffs boss, see GiantHandsOfDoom.

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The two (In-Universe) major reasons are either:
1) TheHero lost all his equipment during or before the battle, leaving only the most basic things.
2) TheHero and the BigBad's ultimate weapons and attacks countered each other until the only thing they can do is punch each other.

The true reason might be that the author wants to show that the Hero's win wasn't due to only his weapons and attacks, that he and the BigBad are NotSoDifferent (if they both finish the fight with only punches or their first weapon), to make a comment on the futility of the fight (and violence's in general) or evoking DavidVsGoliath.

May overlap with WhereItAllBegan, to further the symbolism.
For a literal fisticuffs boss, see GiantHandsOfDoom.
29th Aug '15 7:16:18 AM jormis29
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}} 2'', you start the 2 last missions with nothing but the fiber wire, while every enemy has a gun - and no spare ammo to loot.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}} 2'', ''VideoGame/Hitman2SilentAssassin'', you start the 2 last missions with nothing but the fiber wire, while every enemy has a gun - and no spare ammo to loot.



** [[TheBrute Sanchez]] in ''Absolution'' is a combination of this and CutsceneBoss if the player chooses to dress as The Patriot. Of course, given the game's multiple options for assassination, this can also be averted by simply shooting him or dropping the lighting gantry on him.

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** [[TheBrute Sanchez]] in ''Absolution'' ''[[VideoGame/HitmanAbsolution Absolution]]'' is a combination of this and CutsceneBoss if the player chooses to dress as The Patriot. Of course, given the game's multiple options for assassination, this can also be averted by simply shooting him or dropping the lighting gantry on him.
28th Aug '15 7:07:35 AM cdru
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* In the original ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', after you beat both forms of Metal Gear REX, you fight Liquid Snake on top of REX. However, he's removed all your weapons, and your shirt. This also happened in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'', in which Raiden lost all his weapons except a sword before the final showdown, and in ''VideoGame/MetalGear3SolidSnake'', in which all of Snake's equipment catches on fire and must be discarded by the player before the final bosses.

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* In the original ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', after you beat both forms of Metal Gear REX, you fight Liquid Snake on top of REX. However, he's removed all your weapons, and your shirt. This also happened in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'', in which Raiden lost all his weapons except a sword before the final showdown, and in ''VideoGame/MetalGear3SolidSnake'', ''VideoGame/MetalGear2SolidSnake'', in which all of Snake's equipment catches on fire and must be discarded by the player before the final bosses.
6th Aug '15 2:57:54 AM NESBoy
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** The whole ''VideoGame/KirbyMassAttack'' is this, as at the beginning of the game Necrodius splits Kirby depriving him of most of his abilities, most notably his trademark MegaManning. The flock of Kirbies has no other way to fight than dogpiling enemies.

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** The whole ''VideoGame/KirbyMassAttack'' is this, as at the beginning of the game Necrodius splits Kirby depriving him of most of his abilities, most notably his trademark MegaManning.PowerCopying. The flock of Kirbies has no other way to fight than dogpiling enemies.
24th Jul '15 4:49:42 PM nombretomado
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* In the original ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', after you beat both forms of Metal Gear REX, you fight Liquid Snake on top of REX. However, he's removed all your weapons, and your shirt. This also happened in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2'', in which Raiden lost all his weapons except a sword before the final showdown, and in ''VideoGame/MetalGear2SolidSnake'', in which all of Snake's equipment catches on fire and must be discarded by the player before the final bosses.

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* In the original ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', after you beat both forms of Metal Gear REX, you fight Liquid Snake on top of REX. However, he's removed all your weapons, and your shirt. This also happened in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'', in which Raiden lost all his weapons except a sword before the final showdown, and in ''VideoGame/MetalGear2SolidSnake'', ''VideoGame/MetalGear3SolidSnake'', in which all of Snake's equipment catches on fire and must be discarded by the player before the final bosses.



** The final boss of ''MetalGearSolid2'' is a true fisticuffs boss if you challenge him as Snake (either in the Boss Survival mode or in one of the ''Substance'' version's ''Snake Tales'').

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** The final boss of ''MetalGearSolid2'' ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'' is a true fisticuffs boss if you challenge him as Snake (either in the Boss Survival mode or in one of the ''Substance'' version's ''Snake Tales'').
13th Apr '15 11:13:53 AM nombretomado
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* The final boss in ''DeadRising'''s Overtime mode is a Special Forces officer who you fight on top of a main battle tank in the middle of a sea of zombies (Oh, yeah). While trying to fight him normally is quite difficult, his AI has an [[GoodBadBugs easily exploitable bug]] that makes him jump up to the turret if he's hit while jumping down. Delivering a series of jump kicks in this manner is an easy win.

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* The final boss in ''DeadRising'''s ''VideoGame/DeadRising'''s Overtime mode is a Special Forces officer who you fight on top of a main battle tank in the middle of a sea of zombies (Oh, yeah). While trying to fight him normally is quite difficult, his AI has an [[GoodBadBugs easily exploitable bug]] that makes him jump up to the turret if he's hit while jumping down. Delivering a series of jump kicks in this manner is an easy win.
23rd Mar '15 9:31:47 PM nombretomado
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* For a non video game example, the FightingFantasy book Seas of Blood ends with a fight against a cyclops who snatches away your sword, forcing you to fight bare-handed.

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* For a non video game example, the FightingFantasy Literature/FightingFantasy book Seas of Blood ends with a fight against a cyclops who snatches away your sword, forcing you to fight bare-handed.
6th Jan '15 2:33:24 PM nombretomado
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* Movie Example: the ''Film/StreetFighter'' movie. Bison (RaulJulia) insists on meeting Guile (Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme) hand-to-hand, then [[LoopholeAbuse cheats]] by using [[PowerFloats electromagnetic levitation]].

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* Movie Example: the ''Film/StreetFighter'' movie. Bison (RaulJulia) (Creator/RaulJulia) insists on meeting Guile (Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme) hand-to-hand, then [[LoopholeAbuse cheats]] by using [[PowerFloats electromagnetic levitation]].
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