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18th Aug '17 7:03:50 AM AmethystLeslie
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** After completing the post-game storyline of ''[[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Sun and Moon]]'', walking through the tall grass in [[spoiler:Ten Carat Hill]] has a chance of pitting you against a [[spoiler:level ''75'' Necrozma. In an area where the wild Pokémon are around level 12]]. The only clue you get to its existence is a very cryptic hint that gives no indication of the encounter taking place there, and no real explanation is offered even after encountering the Pokémon in question.

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** ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'':
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After completing the post-game storyline of ''[[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Sun and Moon]]'', storyline, walking through the tall grass in [[spoiler:Ten Carat Hill]] has a chance of pitting you against a [[spoiler:level ''75'' Necrozma. In an area where the wild Pokémon are around level 12]]. The only clue you get to its existence is a very cryptic hint that gives no indication of the encounter taking place there, and no real explanation is offered even after encountering the Pokémon in question.question.
*** Also, [[spoiler:one of the challengers for the Champion title is Ryuki, a LargeHam rock star from another region who specializes in Dragon-types, and that's all we knew of him until his appearence in ''VideoGame/PokemonUltraSunAndUltraMoon.'']]
11th Aug '17 6:23:27 PM jtierney50
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** For that matter, the campagin's final boss, Tabuu. There's no foreshadowing for him, he's not a pre-established Nintendo (or other) character, he's a complete departure in art style for ''any'' other character in the game (a giant, purpley blue being with rainbow butterfly wings), and he makes his introduction by ''killing'' Master Hand and turning the entire rest of the cast into trophies, then envelopes himself in a giant labyrinth made of the levels you've already beaten. It's strange, to say the least.
10th Aug '17 8:30:33 AM BeerBaron
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** During the main quest for the ''Bloodmoon'' expansion for ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'', the player will encounter the "Ice Giant" [[spoiler: Karstaag]]. Unlike the other participants in [[spoiler: Hircine's]] hunt, you don't get to meet him until you have to fight him in in the glacier. [[spoiler: He has a unique model: a giant, four-eyed yeti monster with horns, which is unlike anything else in the game.]] Where he came from or what he actually is never gets discussed in-game. (A popular fan theory from the time stated that he may be a Kamal, one of the Akaviri "snow demons" who staged a failed invasion of Morrowind in the distant past.) [[spoiler: ''Skyrim'' later reveals that Karstaag was a Frost Giant, an offshoot of Giants that are native to a place called The Forgotten Vale. How he got himself to Solstheim? Still a mystery.]]
** In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', there's a quest for the Thieves' Guild where [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Maven]] [[IOwnThisTown Black-Briar]] hires you to sabotage a competing meadery. The quest involves putting what amounts to rat poison into the Honningbrew Meadery's brew, and killing the skeevers (giant rats) that prompted the owner to hire an outside exterminator. Then you find an insane spell-slinging self-styled skeever master in the tunnels under the meadery. And he's not {{Squishy|Wizard}}, and you have no clues that he even exists until the first Firebolt collides with your head. After you kill him, you can loot his journal to find out his backstory, and the quest-giver admits he knew about him, and didn't inform you to avoid getting gouged for the extra "wet work", but going in you have no warning he's going to be in there and his arrival is very surprising.
** Another one from Skyrim are the twin dragons Voslaarum and Naaslaarum, whom appears in the Forgotten Vale. There is absolutely no hint that there are even dragons in that region, much less two that are ''frozen under the lake''. Unlike the Frost Giants in the area, unless you found a way around the lake you WILL meet these two during the course of the DLC story quest. Fortunately, they aren't much stronger than your garden variety Revered Dragons and their only real gimmick is coming in a pair and destroying portions of the frozen lake as they dive in and out of it.

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** During the main quest for the of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'''s ''Bloodmoon'' expansion for ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'', expansion, the player will encounter the "Ice Giant" [[spoiler: Karstaag]]. Unlike the other participants in [[spoiler: Hircine's]] hunt, you don't get to meet him until you have to fight him in in the glacier. [[spoiler: He has a unique model: a giant, four-eyed yeti monster with horns, which is unlike anything else in the game.]] Where he came from or what he actually is never gets discussed in-game. (A popular fan theory from the time stated that he may be a Kamal, one of the Akaviri [[{{Wutai}} Akaviri]] "snow demons" who staged a failed invasion of Morrowind in the distant past.) [[spoiler: ''Skyrim'' later reveals that Karstaag [[spoiler:Karstaag was a Frost Giant, an offshoot of Giants that are native to a place called The Forgotten Vale. Vale]]. How he got himself to Solstheim? Still a mystery.]]
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** In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', there's a ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'':
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quest for the Thieves' Guild where has [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Maven]] [[IOwnThisTown Black-Briar]] hires hire you to sabotage a competing meadery. The quest involves putting what amounts to rat poison into the Honningbrew Meadery's brew, and [[RatStomp killing the skeevers (giant rats) rats)]] that prompted the owner to hire an outside exterminator. Then you find an [[spoiler:an insane spell-slinging self-styled skeever master "skeever master" in the tunnels under the meadery. And he's not {{Squishy|Wizard}}, and you have no clues that he even exists until the first Firebolt collides with your head.head]]. After you kill him, you can loot his journal to find out his backstory, and the quest-giver admits he knew about him, and didn't inform you to avoid getting gouged for the extra "wet work", but going in you have no warning he's going to be in there and his arrival is very surprising.
** Another one from Skyrim are the *** The twin dragons Voslaarum and Naaslaarum, whom appears in the Forgotten Vale.Vale as part of the ''Dawnguard'' DLC. There is absolutely no hint that there are even dragons in that region, much less two that are ''frozen under the lake''. Unlike the Frost Giants in the area, unless you found a way around the lake you WILL meet these two during the course of the DLC story ''Dawnguard'' main quest. Fortunately, they aren't much stronger than your garden variety Revered Dragons and their only real gimmick is coming in a pair and destroying portions of the frozen lake as they dive in and out of it.
29th Jul '17 7:00:55 AM GrammarNavi
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* ''VideoGame/CaveStory'' is solid for most of it (even the fight against a tiny superfast mushroom makes sense). Monster X and Ironhead, on the other hand, are ''literally'' out of nowhere. All the latter gives you is "Something's coming", and the former just suddenly tries to run you over once the boss music suddenly starts (and its dying cutscene is [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment even more bizarre]]). Interestingly, Ironhead is [[TheCameo pulled directly out of]] [[SwimIkachan one of the creator's earlier games.]] There's also Omega, which unlocks the sun stones in the Sand Zone, and Heavy Press nearly qualifies -- however, after beating him, it's revealed that his LoadBearingBoss nature is the only way to get to the [[TrueFinalBoss final final FINAL final boss]] chamber.

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* ''VideoGame/CaveStory'' is solid for most of it (even the fight against a tiny superfast mushroom makes sense). Monster X and Ironhead, on the other hand, are ''literally'' out of nowhere. All the latter gives you is "Something's coming", and the former just suddenly tries to run you over once the boss music suddenly starts (and its dying cutscene is [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment even more bizarre]]). Interestingly, Ironhead is [[TheCameo pulled directly out of]] [[SwimIkachan [[VideoGame/SwimIkachan one of the creator's earlier games.]] There's also Omega, which unlocks the sun stones in the Sand Zone, and Heavy Press nearly qualifies -- however, after beating him, it's revealed that his LoadBearingBoss nature is the only way to get to the [[TrueFinalBoss final final FINAL final boss]] chamber.
28th Jul '17 3:18:32 PM Sanokal
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' has possibly the most literal example out there: at one point, the party must fight an improbably huge robot bug that has somehow appeared on the satellite you're on. No explanation is ever given for what it's doing there.

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** %%** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' has possibly the most literal example out there: at one point, the party must fight an improbably huge robot bug that has somehow appeared on the satellite you're on. No explanation is ever given for what it's doing there.
23rd Jul '17 2:00:36 AM Sammettik
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** In the original games, Moltres also qualifies. His Ice and Lightning counterparts are found at the end of optional Ice and Lightning dungeons. Naturally, you'd expect find Moltres, the fire bird, in some kind of fire-themed area. Then you find him standing around in a dead end of the underground tunnel leading to the last bosses. He was relocated to a less bizarre area in the remakes.

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** In the original games, Moltres also qualifies. His Its Ice and Lightning counterparts are found at the end of optional Ice and Lightning dungeons. Naturally, you'd expect find Moltres, the fire bird, in some kind of fire-themed area. Then you find him it standing around in a dead end of the underground tunnel leading to the last bosses. He It was relocated to a less bizarre area in the remakes.



** In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', there's a quest for the Thieves' Guild where [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Maven]] [[IOwnThisTown Black-Briar]] hires you to sabotage a competing meadery. The quest involves putting what amounts to rat poison into the Honningbrew Meadery's brew, and killing the skeevers (giant rats) that prompted the owner to hire an outside exterminator. Then you find an insane spell-slinging self-styled skeever master in the tunnels under the meadery. And he's not {{Squishy|Wizard}}, and you have no clues that he even exists until the first Firebolt collides with your head. After you kill him, you can loot his journal to find out his backstory, and the quest-giver admits he knew about him, and didn't informed you to avoid getting gouged for the extra "wet work", but going in you have no warning he's going to be in there and his arrival is very surprising.

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** In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', there's a quest for the Thieves' Guild where [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Maven]] [[IOwnThisTown Black-Briar]] hires you to sabotage a competing meadery. The quest involves putting what amounts to rat poison into the Honningbrew Meadery's brew, and killing the skeevers (giant rats) that prompted the owner to hire an outside exterminator. Then you find an insane spell-slinging self-styled skeever master in the tunnels under the meadery. And he's not {{Squishy|Wizard}}, and you have no clues that he even exists until the first Firebolt collides with your head. After you kill him, you can loot his journal to find out his backstory, and the quest-giver admits he knew about him, and didn't informed inform you to avoid getting gouged for the extra "wet work", but going in you have no warning he's going to be in there and his arrival is very surprising.
23rd Jul '17 1:44:05 AM Sammettik
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* ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}''

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* ComicJumper has Benny, a walking, talking ''Film/TotalRecall1990'' reference (complete with giant drill machine) show up in the last Silver Age level, followed by the giant photorealistic head of a Japanese kid in the first manga level.

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* ComicJumper ''VideoGame/ComicJumper'' has Benny, a walking, talking ''Film/TotalRecall1990'' reference (complete with giant drill machine) show up in the last Silver Age level, followed by the giant photorealistic head of a Japanese kid in the first manga level.



* VideoGame/GunBird2 has you racing to collect elements to make a [[MacGuffin cure-all medicine]] to resolve whatever ExcusePlot there is in the game (each of the 5 characters has a reason for the need of the medicine) and fighting off a GoldfishPoopGang pirate crew who wants the medicine for their own evil deeds. Then you get to the main boss- [[spoiler: a giant {{Expy}} of Japanese pharmaceutical mascot Sato-chan (an orange-colored anthropomorphic elephant)]]. Ok, so maybe ItMakesSenseInContext, but it still qualifies since said final boss this was never mentioned in the game until the moment he appears, and up until then, the villain has always been said pirate gang.

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* VideoGame/GunBird2 ''VideoGame/GunBird2'' has you racing to collect elements to make a [[MacGuffin cure-all medicine]] to resolve whatever ExcusePlot there is in the game (each of the 5 characters has a reason for the need of the medicine) and fighting off a GoldfishPoopGang pirate crew who wants the medicine for their own evil deeds. Then you get to the main boss- [[spoiler: a giant {{Expy}} of Japanese pharmaceutical mascot Sato-chan (an orange-colored anthropomorphic elephant)]]. Ok, so maybe ItMakesSenseInContext, but it still qualifies since said final boss this was never mentioned in the game until the moment he appears, and up until then, the villain has always been said pirate gang.
20th Jul '17 7:13:41 PM Sonofstranger
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** Dark Link's original appearance as the FinalBoss of ''[[VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink Zelda II: The Adventure of Link]]''. Link already defeated the guardian of the Great Palace (Thunderbird). For some reason, the Triforce Keeper draws out his shadow and they must fight. Many believe it was a final test to deem Link worthy of the [[MacGuffin Triforce of Courage]], but no official explanation is given.

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** Dark Link's original appearance as the FinalBoss of ''[[VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink Zelda II: The Adventure of Link]]''. Link already defeated the guardian of the Great Palace (Thunderbird). For some reason, the Triforce Keeper draws out his shadow and they must fight. Many believe it was a final test to deem Link worthy of the [[MacGuffin Triforce of Courage]], and others believe it is the apparition of Ganon's shade, but no official explanation is given.
19th Jul '17 9:39:20 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* ''VideoGame/{{Postal}} 2'' was a semi-realistic game in that there were no "bosses" or monsters, just a free-roaming journey through a town inhabited by assorted screwed-up gun-toting humans with varying levels of craziness. ''Postal 2: Apocalypse Weekend'' ends with the sudden and completely out-of-left-field appearance of a "final boss" in the form of a 20-foot tall demonic half-cow half-man who declares "I am Mike J, Kosher Zombie Mad Cow, God of Hellfire! All bow down, and worship my asscock!". The Postal Dude promptly lampshades the trope by stating "Some designer has lost his tiny mind".

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* ''VideoGame/{{Postal}} 2'' was a semi-realistic game in that there were no "bosses" or monsters, just a free-roaming journey through a town inhabited by assorted screwed-up gun-toting humans with varying levels of craziness. ''Postal 2: Apocalypse Weekend'' ends with the sudden and completely out-of-left-field appearance of a "final boss" in the form of a 20-foot tall demonic half-cow half-man who declares "I am Mike J, Kosher Zombie Mad Cow, God of Hellfire! All bow down, and worship my asscock!".asscock!" and summons severed and floating heads of Gary Coleman to create a bull-proof shield around him. The Postal Dude promptly lampshades the trope by stating "Some designer has lost his tiny mind". The only thing you get as forewarning is somebody saying that Mike J, the game's Producer, had to call in sick. At first you think this is just from The Dude's head wound as the other hallucinations were... until Mike J returns in ''Paradise Lost'' still mutated and massive. The DLC has weirder parts as well.
1st Jul '17 5:59:18 PM nombretomado
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* In the five episode second season multi-parter of DuckTales. The first four parts all focus on the Beagle Boys trying to steal Scrooge's money, and eventually using it to successfully take over the entire town. Then part five comes in, and suddenly robotic aliens appear and steal the Money Bin forcing Scrooge, Launchpad, and Gizmoduck to chase after them while the Beagle Boys are almost completely forgotten.

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* In the five episode second season multi-parter of DuckTales.''WesternAnimation/DuckTales''. The first four parts all focus on the Beagle Boys trying to steal Scrooge's money, and eventually using it to successfully take over the entire town. Then part five comes in, and suddenly robotic aliens appear and steal the Money Bin forcing Scrooge, Launchpad, and Gizmoduck to chase after them while the Beagle Boys are almost completely forgotten.
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