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3rd May '18 4:24:39 PM bitemytail
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** Rapps, one of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''[='s=] ''many'' [[BonusBoss Bonus Bosses]], is arguably an example, since you must fight him without the use of magic.
*** Depending on your affection value with Yuffie, that is. When the time comes for [[spoiler: her to steal your materia, she'll]] leave one or two materia with you. Depending on your luck, this can mean a few decent Magic Materia, or, if you're ''really'' lucky, a [[SummonMagic Summon Materia]].

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** Rapps, one of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''[='s=] ''many'' [[BonusBoss Bonus Bosses]], is arguably an example, since you must fight him without the use of magic.
*** Depending
In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', depending on your affection value with Yuffie, that is. When the time comes for [[spoiler: her to steal your materia, she'll]] leave one or two materia with you. Depending on your luck, this can mean a few decent Magic Materia, or, if you're ''really'' lucky, a [[SummonMagic Summon Materia]].
16th Mar '18 10:42:15 AM Abodos
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* Variation: Link loses his Master Sword at the start of the battle against Ganon in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', forcing you to use your other weapons. Except not really, because you still have the Biggoron's Sword.
** If you bothered to do the [[GuideDangIt wonderful side-quest]], that is.

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
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Variation: Link loses his Master Sword at the start of the battle against Ganon in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', forcing you to use your other weapons. Except not really, because you still have the Biggoron's Sword.
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Sword if you bothered to do the [[GuideDangIt wonderful side-quest]], that is.


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** During the final phase of the FinalBoss of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'', while you technically still have access to all your other items, only your sword will do any damage (though you can use the [[WeaksauceWeakness Fishing Rod]] as a distraction to earn a few free hits).
28th Feb '18 1:02:39 AM SeptimusHeap
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* In the fight against Brad in ''{{Sin and Punishment}}'', only your sword does damage to him. Since it's the same button (and device) as your gun, you might not notice.

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* In the fight against Brad in ''{{Sin and Punishment}}'', ''VideoGame/SinAndPunishment'', only your sword does damage to him. Since it's the same button (and device) as your gun, you might not notice.
25th Jan '18 4:00:06 AM jormis29
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* For a non video game example, the Literature/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 Literature/FightingFantasy ''Literature/FightingFantasy'' book Seas of Blood ''Literature/SeasOfBlood'' ends with a fight against a cyclops who snatches away your sword, forcing you to fight bare-handed.
31st May '17 2:30:24 PM HighCrate
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'', you can join different dojos in San Francisco. Matches for these dojos are strictly hand-to-hand combat with no other items, except when fighting Lo Pan. Though underhanded, Lo Pan is GenreSavvy enough to draw a gun when he starts losing.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'', you can join different dojos in San Francisco. Matches for these dojos are strictly hand-to-hand combat with no other items, except when fighting Lo Pan. Though underhanded, Lo Pan is GenreSavvy enough to draw draws a gun when he starts losing.
11th Apr '17 7:57:38 AM infernape612
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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.

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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 violence in general) or evoking DavidVsGoliath.
31st Mar '17 3:53:19 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Fugitive 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}}.

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* In ''Fugitive 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}}.UsefulNotes/OsamaBinLaden.
15th Feb '17 6:56:07 PM bt8257
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You made it to the boss and you're going to use your most powerful weapon, thus easily defeating it, right? Wrong! Every weapon except your fist (or, depending on the game, your basic melee weapon) is either disabled, removed, or unusable, i.e. DuelBoss meets NoGearLevel. This can be a form of FakeDifficulty, particularly if it involves a UnexpectedGameplayChange (you never had to/have been able to use your fists before). Expect a speech or two about how GoodOldFisticuffs is the one true form of combat.

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You made it to the boss and boss. Now you're going to use your most powerful weapon, thus weapon to easily defeating beat it, right? Wrong! Every weapon except your fist (or, depending on the game, your basic melee weapon) is either disabled, removed, or unusable, i.e. DuelBoss meets NoGearLevel. This can be a form of FakeDifficulty, particularly if it involves a UnexpectedGameplayChange (you never had to/have been able to use your fists before). Expect a speech or two about how GoodOldFisticuffs is the one true form of combat.



** Fisticuff [[FinalBoss Final Bosses]] are something of a tradition in Franchise/MetalGear. In ''VideoGame/MetalGear2SolidSnake'', you box Gray Fox in a mine field, and burn Big Boss with an [[ImprovisedWeapon aerosol can and lighter]].

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** Fisticuff [[FinalBoss Final Bosses]] {{Final Boss}}es are something of a tradition in Franchise/MetalGear. In ''VideoGame/MetalGear2SolidSnake'', you box Gray Fox in a mine field, and burn Big Boss with an [[ImprovisedWeapon aerosol can and lighter]].



** In ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'', [[spoiler:Senator Armstrong]] breaks Raiden's sword after the first phase of the fight, reducing him to his arms and legs. He can't even use his subweapons. Already taking simply ScratchDamage from your sword, [[spoiler:Armstrong]] is even less effected by Raiden's fists and feet and once you've knocked off 0.1 percent of his health, Raiden will attempt two rounds of RapidFireFisticuffs, both of which the boss {{No Sell}}s but will move the fight onto the final phase.

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** In ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'', [[spoiler:Senator Armstrong]] breaks Raiden's sword after the first phase of the fight, reducing him to his arms and legs. He can't even use his subweapons. Already taking simply ScratchDamage from your sword, [[spoiler:Armstrong]] is even less effected by Raiden's fists and feet and once you've knocked off 0.1 percent of his health, Raiden will attempt two rounds of RapidFireFisticuffs, both of which the boss {{No Sell}}s {{no sell}}s but will move the fight onto the final phase.
4th Jan '17 7:07:40 PM infernape612
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** In ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'', [[spoiler:Senator Armstrong]] breaks Raiden's sword after the first phase of the fight, reducing him to his arms and legs. He can't even use his subweapons. Already taking simply ScratchDamage from your sword, [[spoiler:Armstrong]] is even less effected by Raiden's fists and feet and once knocked down to 0.1 percent of his health, Raiden will attempt two rounds of RapidFireFisticuffs, both of which the boss {{No Sell}}s but will move the fight onto the final phase.

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** In ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'', [[spoiler:Senator Armstrong]] breaks Raiden's sword after the first phase of the fight, reducing him to his arms and legs. He can't even use his subweapons. Already taking simply ScratchDamage from your sword, [[spoiler:Armstrong]] is even less effected by Raiden's fists and feet and once you've knocked down to off 0.1 percent of his health, Raiden will attempt two rounds of RapidFireFisticuffs, both of which the boss {{No Sell}}s but will move the fight onto the final phase.
4th Sep '16 3:52:38 PM nombretomado
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* The climax of the original ''AliensVsPredator'' game, in the Predator missions, involved doing battle with an Alien Queen in which all of your plasma weapons were disabled. While it's possible to kill her with the speargun, you usually end up running out of ammo - and being reduced to your claws.

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* The climax of the original ''AliensVsPredator'' ''VideoGame/AliensVsPredator'' game, in the Predator missions, involved doing battle with an Alien Queen in which all of your plasma weapons were disabled. While it's possible to kill her with the speargun, you usually end up running out of ammo - and being reduced to your claws.
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