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12th Mar '17 11:08:56 PM lalalei2001
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* The DS remake of ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' does this with the [[BonusBoss Dream devourer]], lose and it's game over, win and the dream devourer just knocks you out anyway and you only survive because Schala manages to regain control temporarily and warps you out.

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* The DS remake of ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' does this with the [[BonusBoss Dream devourer]], lose Devourer]]. Lose and it's game over, win and the dream devourer Dream Devourer just knocks you out anyway and you only survive because Schala manages to regain control temporarily and warps you out.
12th Mar '17 11:08:24 PM lalalei2001
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* The first fight against Kai Leng in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3''. Lose and its game over. Win and [[spoiler:he has a gunship destroy the temple you're fighting in, steals the data both of you are after and escapes while you're busy trying to avoid falling to your death.]]

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* The first fight against Kai Leng in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3''. Lose and its it's game over. Win and [[spoiler:he has a gunship destroy the temple you're fighting in, steals the data both of you are after and escapes while you're busy trying to avoid falling to your death.]]



* There are a few boss battles like this in ''VideoGame/DuelSaviorDestiny''. For example, if you loser while using [[spoiler:Lily Sheerfield]] against [[spoiler:Downy Reed]] in the final route, you get a game over. If you win, your character still gets booted off into an alternate dimension until the endgame and the baddie walks back into the throne room to be a boss fight ''again'', except this time you have to win with an even weaker character. He's still not dead after that either.

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* There are a few boss battles like this in ''VideoGame/DuelSaviorDestiny''. For example, if you loser lose while using [[spoiler:Lily Sheerfield]] against [[spoiler:Downy Reed]] in the final route, you get a game over. If you win, your character still gets booted off into an alternate dimension until the endgame and the baddie walks back into the throne room to be a boss fight ''again'', except this time you have to win with an even weaker character. He's still not dead after that either.
12th Mar '17 11:08:08 PM lalalei2001
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* The penultimate battle against Bowletta in ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga'': If you lose, it's game over. What happens if you win? A timed bob-omb appears near the brothers and explodes, killing them instantly. Then Bowletta sucks them both up, lunging the brothers with only 1 HP each into the final battle with [[BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind the spirit of Cackletta inside of him]].

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* The penultimate battle against Bowletta in ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga'': ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga''. If you lose, it's game over. What happens if If you win? A timed bob-omb win, a Time Bob-omb appears near the brothers and explodes, killing knocking them out instantly. Then Bowletta sucks them both up, lunging plunging the brothers with only 1 HP each into the final battle with [[BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind the spirit of Cackletta inside of him]].Bowser]].
12th Mar '17 4:45:47 PM BreakinBenny
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* ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'' has Franchise/{{Batman}} trying to save [[spoiler: Dr. Young from Zsasz. You have to take Zsasz down stealthily; if you wait too long or rush into the room, he will slit her throat. Immediately after you save her, Dr. Young gets killed in the following cutscene.]]
** That said, it still works in a narrative sense, as [[spoiler: you need her help to locate and unlock the safe to get the documents inside - without her, odds are that Batman would have been the one to take the explosives to the face]].
** Oh, its much worse than that - [[spoiler: With the exceptions of Commissioner Gordon, Aaron Cash and various guards scattered throughout the game and Warden Quincy Sharp, ''every'' hostage in the game you save will die later offscreen. You save them, tell them to stay put and hide somewhere, and when you pass through that location again you can find their corpses, killed by the Joker's crew, even they did exactly what Batman told them to and hid. To twist the knife further, the aforementioned Warden Sharp turns out to be an AxCrazy KnightTemplar who has been having patients tortured and killed; when you go back to where you left ''him'', he has simply vanished, and in the sequel is actually the Mayor after taking the credit for Batman saving the day (though this KarmaHoudini turn is mitigated somewhat when the sequel shows he was also BrainwashedAndCrazy).]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'' has "Master Eddy," an unavoidable boss battle at the end of the [[UnderTheSea ocean]]. Losing to him results in a standard GameOver. [[LastDitchMove Do enough damage, and he will release a massive attack]] which will cause you to "lose" and wash up on a certain island.

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* ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'' has Franchise/{{Batman}} trying to save [[spoiler: Dr.[[spoiler:Dr. Young from Zsasz. You have to take Zsasz down stealthily; if you wait too long or rush into the room, he will slit her throat. Immediately after you save her, Dr. Young gets killed in the following cutscene.]]
** That said, it still works in a narrative sense, as [[spoiler: you [[spoiler:you need her help to locate and unlock the safe to get the documents inside - without her, odds are that Batman would have been the one to take the explosives to the face]].
** Oh, its much worse than that - [[spoiler: With [[spoiler:With the exceptions of Commissioner Gordon, Aaron Cash and various guards scattered throughout the game and Warden Quincy Sharp, ''every'' hostage in the game you save will die later offscreen. You save them, tell them to stay put and hide somewhere, and when you pass through that location again you can find their corpses, killed by the Joker's crew, even they did exactly what Batman told them to and hid. To twist the knife further, the aforementioned Warden Sharp turns out to be an AxCrazy KnightTemplar who has been having patients tortured and killed; when you go back to where you left ''him'', he has simply vanished, and in the sequel is actually the Mayor after taking the credit for Batman saving the day (though this KarmaHoudini turn is mitigated somewhat when the sequel shows he was also BrainwashedAndCrazy).]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'' has "Master Eddy," an unavoidable boss battle at the end of the [[UnderTheSea ocean]]. Losing to him results in a standard GameOver. [[LastDitchMove Do enough damage, and he will release a massive attack]] which will cause you to "lose" end the battle and wash the party up on a certain island.



* ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight'' has the penultimate fight against [[spoiler: the dark priest Shaft]]. Even if you beat him, he still manages [[spoiler: to summon Dracula anyway]].

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* ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight'' has the penultimate fight against [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the dark priest Shaft]]. Even if you beat him, he still manages [[spoiler: to [[spoiler:to summon Dracula anyway]].



* [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor''. When the boss [[spoiler:Doopliss]] copies Mario, he turns into a shadowy version of him. Lose, and [[CaptainObvious Mario's game ends,]] [[WeCannotGoOnWithoutYou Game Over]]. Win, and [[spoiler: Doopliss switches places with Mario [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall during the transition back to the field screen]], and escapes with Mario's identity and [[PlayerParty party]].]]

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* [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor''. When the boss [[spoiler:Doopliss]] copies Mario, he turns into a shadowy version of him. Lose, and [[CaptainObvious Mario's game ends,]] [[WeCannotGoOnWithoutYou Game Over]]. Win, and [[spoiler: Doopliss [[spoiler:Doopliss switches places with Mario [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall during the transition back to the field screen]], and escapes with Mario's identity and [[PlayerParty party]].]]



** If you defeat King Gallon with anybody besides [[spoiler: Oswald]], he immediately recovers from his wounds. Only [[spoiler: Oswald]] can defeat him because [[spoiler:in addition to being of Titanian royal blood (necessary in order to defeat the Beast of Darkova), his power comes from the Queen of the Dead who cursed Gallon into his undead form.]]
** If you defeat Onyx with anybody besides [[spoiler: Mercedes]], he will be completely unharmed after the fight is over. The game doesn't exactly explain ''why'' only [[spoiler: Mercedes]] can kill him, but the prophecy says that he will be stopped by the World Tree. [[spoiler:Like all fairies, Mercedes has a TrueName derived from Norse mythology - in her case, it's Yggdrasil, and a huge tree grows in the spot where she dies.]]

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** If you defeat King Gallon with anybody besides [[spoiler: Oswald]], [[spoiler:Oswald]], he immediately recovers from his wounds. Only [[spoiler: Oswald]] [[spoiler:Oswald]] can defeat him because [[spoiler:in addition to being of Titanian royal blood (necessary in order to defeat the Beast of Darkova), his power comes from the Queen of the Dead who cursed Gallon into his undead form.]]
** If you defeat Onyx with anybody besides [[spoiler: Mercedes]], [[spoiler:Mercedes]], he will be completely unharmed after the fight is over. The game doesn't exactly explain ''why'' only [[spoiler: Mercedes]] [[spoiler:Mercedes]] can kill him, but the prophecy says that he will be stopped by the World Tree. [[spoiler:Like all fairies, Mercedes has a TrueName derived from Norse mythology - in her case, it's Yggdrasil, and a huge tree grows in the spot where she dies.]]



** If you defeat Leventhan with anybody besides [[spoiler: Gwendolyn]], they're killed in the subsequent fall from the sky. [[spoiler:As shown in the good ending, Gwendolyn is caught by Oswald, provided he also survived his own battle.]]

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** If you defeat Leventhan with anybody besides [[spoiler: Gwendolyn]], [[spoiler:Gwendolyn]], they're killed in the subsequent fall from the sky. [[spoiler:As shown in the good ending, Gwendolyn is caught by Oswald, provided he also survived his own battle.]]



** The creator of that game loves this trope. ''Red Moon'' is a prequel to the Armed With Wings series, and in ''Armed With Wings 2'', you play as the villain. At the end of the game, you face TheHero. Die against him, you lose, beat him, and a cutscene follows where he [[spoiler: pulls a OneWingedAngel, reveals he is the avatar of God himself, ''resurrects all the people you've killed over the course of the story'' and seals your VillainProtagonist in a white room for all eternity. Justified, however, because this VillainProtagonist is vital to the plot of the next game and as such must be sealed, not killed.]]

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** The creator of that game loves this trope. ''Red Moon'' is a prequel to the Armed With Wings series, and in ''Armed With Wings 2'', you play as the villain. At the end of the game, you face TheHero. Die against him, you lose, beat him, and a cutscene follows where he [[spoiler: pulls [[spoiler:pulls a OneWingedAngel, reveals he is the avatar of God himself, ''resurrects all the people you've killed over the course of the story'' and seals your VillainProtagonist in a white room for all eternity. Justified, however, because this VillainProtagonist is vital to the plot of the next game and as such must be sealed, not killed.]]



* ''VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed'' has this in the [[spoiler: Light Side ending of the final boss battle]]. Once you've defeated [[spoiler:the Emperor]], the final cutscene shows [[spoiler: that Starkiller is killed anyway while distracting the completely unharmed Emperor from some escaping senators.]]
** The [[spoiler:Dark Side ending]] plays with this a little. For the final boss, you [[spoiler: kill Vader but then in the cutscene afterwards, Starkiller turns on the Emperor, who (probably) effortlessly defeats him. You don't die in this ending but you just become a replacement for Vader.]] It still counts though.
** The sequel also has this in the [[spoiler: Dark Side ending.]] You defeat [[spoiler: Vader and prepare to kill him when suddenly, a perfect clone of Starkiller comes out of nowhere and kills not only you but Kota and everyone else who's a threat to Vader.]]

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* ''VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed'' has this in the [[spoiler: Light [[spoiler:Light Side ending of the final boss battle]]. Once you've defeated [[spoiler:the Emperor]], the final cutscene shows [[spoiler: that [[spoiler:that Starkiller is killed anyway while distracting the completely unharmed Emperor from some escaping senators.]]
** The [[spoiler:Dark Side ending]] plays with this a little. For the final boss, you [[spoiler: kill [[spoiler:kill Vader but then in the cutscene afterwards, Starkiller turns on the Emperor, who (probably) effortlessly defeats him. You don't die in this ending but you just become a replacement for Vader.]] It still counts though.
** The sequel also has this in the [[spoiler: Dark [[spoiler:Dark Side ending.]] You defeat [[spoiler: Vader [[spoiler:Vader and prepare to kill him when suddenly, a perfect clone of Starkiller comes out of nowhere and kills not only you but Kota and everyone else who's a threat to Vader.]]



* Sonic's fight against Silver in ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006''. It doesn't help that the boss is notoriously hard, more because of bad programming than proper difficulty.
* The [[FanSequel fan prequel]] ''Videogame/SonicBeforeTheSequel'' is about [[DoomedByCanon Sonic trying to stop the launch of the Death Egg before Sonic 2]]. [[ForegoneConclusion Therefore, even in the good ending, once Sonic defeats the final boss he just gets blasted out of the sky anyway]] and falls on [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2 Emerald Hill.]]
* In VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories, there's a boss fight against Laharl. Lose, and the story continues. Win, and Laharl will blow up the planet leading to a NonStandardGameOver.

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* Sonic's fight against Silver in ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006''. It doesn't help that the boss is notoriously hard, more because of [[FakeDifficulty bad programming than proper difficulty.
difficulty]].
* The [[FanSequel fan prequel]] ''Videogame/SonicBeforeTheSequel'' is about [[DoomedByCanon Sonic trying to stop the launch of the Death Egg before Sonic 2]].''Sonic 2'']]. [[ForegoneConclusion Therefore, even in the good ending, once Sonic defeats the final boss he just gets blasted out of the sky anyway]] and falls on [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2 Emerald Hill.]]
* In VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories, there's a boss fight against Laharl. Lose, and the story continues. Win, and Laharl will blow up the planet leading to a NonStandardGameOver.



* So, so often in ''VideoGame/BlazBlue.'' Usually thanks to [[RobotGirl Nu]], [[{{Vampire}} Rachel]], or [[BigBad Terumi]]

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* So, so often in ''VideoGame/BlazBlue.'' ''VideoGame/BlazBlue''. Usually thanks to [[RobotGirl Nu]], [[{{Vampire}} Rachel]], or [[BigBad Terumi]]



* In ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeonExplorers'', regardless of whether you defeat or lose to Grovyle at Crystal Lake, the following cutscene has him [[CutscenePowerToTheMax knock out your entire party with a single attack]], leaving you powerless to keep him from [[spoiler: trying to steal the Time Gear]].

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* In ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeonExplorers'', regardless of whether you defeat or lose to Grovyle at Crystal Lake, the following cutscene has him [[CutscenePowerToTheMax knock out your entire party with a single attack]], leaving you powerless to keep him from [[spoiler: trying [[spoiler:trying to steal the Time Gear]].



** The [[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga original game]] had this as well in the fight with [[spoiler: [[GrandTheftMe Bowletta]]]]. After depleting the boss's health, a bomb is released in the background that automatically [=KOs=] the brothers. They then have to automatically start the next (and final!) boss fight with just one HP each.

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** The [[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga original game]] had this as well in the fight with [[spoiler: [[GrandTheftMe [[spoiler:[[GrandTheftMe Bowletta]]]]. After depleting the boss's health, a bomb is released in the background that automatically [=KOs=] the brothers. They then have to automatically start the next (and final!) boss fight with just one HP each.



* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIVTheAfterYears'' the last boss of the Lunarian Chapter is [[spoiler: none other than a resurrected Zeromus.]] Despite their best efforts [[spoiler: once Golbez and Fusoya have damaged him enough he mock their efforts before blasting them with Big Bang at which point Fusoya realizes that the battle is hopeless and that they can't win ultimately forces him to warp Golbez to the Lunar Whale so he can escape to Earth while he faces Zeromus alone. By the end of the game the ultimate fate of Fusoya and Zeromus are unknown.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIVTheAfterYears'' the last boss of the Lunarian Chapter is [[spoiler: none [[spoiler:none other than a resurrected Zeromus.]] Despite their best efforts [[spoiler: once [[spoiler:once Golbez and Fusoya have damaged him enough he mock their efforts before blasting them with Big Bang at which point Fusoya realizes that the battle is hopeless and that they can't win ultimately forces him to warp Golbez to the Lunar Whale so he can escape to Earth while he faces Zeromus alone. By the end of the game the ultimate fate of Fusoya and Zeromus are unknown.]]



* In ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'', after defeating [[spoiler:Team Flare's boss, Lysandre]] and his evil scientist Xerosic, they promise not to activate the ultimate weapon if you pick the right button to shut it down. However even if the player picks the right button, Xerosic will activate it anyway making the player's choice completely pointless.

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* In ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'', after defeating [[spoiler:Team Flare's boss, Lysandre]] and his evil scientist Xerosic, they promise not to activate the ultimate weapon if you pick the right button to shut it down. However even if the player picks you press the right button, [[ButThouMust Xerosic will activate it anyway and making the player's your choice completely pointless.entirely meaningless]].



* Film example: Strange's final bargain with [[spoiler: Dormammu]] in ''Film/DoctorStrange2016'' is this. [[spoiler: Either [[AndIMustScream he traps Dormammu with him in a timeloop forever]], or [[RageQuit Dormammu relents and gives Strange what he wants]].]]

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* Film example: Strange's final bargain with [[spoiler: Dormammu]] [[spoiler:Dormammu]] in ''Film/DoctorStrange2016'' is this. [[spoiler: Either [[spoiler:Either [[AndIMustScream he traps Dormammu with him in a timeloop forever]], or [[RageQuit Dormammu relents and gives Strange what he wants]].]]
11th Mar '17 10:22:49 AM Machaeus
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* [[ScoobyDoo Shaggy said this to Scooby once]] [[OlderThanTheyThink during a coin toss.]]
17th Feb '17 12:31:18 PM Gosicrystal
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* The story-important Arena battles in ''[[VideoGame/DotHackGUGames .hack//G.U.]]'' are played exactly like this for no other reason than Haseo needs to be backed into a corner to unleash his SuperpoweredEvilSide.

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* The story-important Arena battles in ''[[VideoGame/DotHackGUGames .hack//G.U.]]'' ]]'':
** The story-important Arena battles
are played exactly like this for no other reason than Haseo needs to be backed into a corner to unleash his SuperpoweredEvilSide.



* In ''VideoGame/EternalSonata'', the characters, having just beaten the massively-large Tuba who started a fight with them "for fun", allow themselves to be arrested by the guards.
** Then, after you beat Tuba a second time, he knocks the entire party off a bridge.

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* In ''VideoGame/EternalSonata'', the characters, having just beaten the massively-large Tuba who started a fight with them "for fun", allow themselves to be arrested by the guards.
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guards. Then, after you beat Tuba a second time, he knocks the entire party off a bridge.



* ''VideoGame/MegaManMaverickHunterX'' features this as the FinalBoss battle if you play as Vile. Beat X and Zero, and the following cutscene shows them seriously damaged. Then they pull themselves together, stomp you with ''one shot'', and leave you to die. Great reward.

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* ''VideoGame/MegaManMaverickHunterX'' features this ''VideoGame/MegaManMaverickHunterX'':
** This is featured
as the FinalBoss battle if you play as Vile. Beat X and Zero, and the following cutscene shows them seriously damaged. Then they pull themselves together, stomp you with ''one shot'', and leave you to die. Great reward.



** In ''VideoGame/MegaManX5'', no matter how badly the player wastes Zero (as X) or X (as Zero), Zero's Sōgenmu or X's Soul Body attack from the previous game will be pulled out of nowhere to turn the fight into a draw.

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** * In ''VideoGame/MegaManX5'', no matter how badly the player wastes Zero (as X) or X (as Zero), Zero's Sōgenmu or X's Soul Body attack from the previous game will be pulled out of nowhere to turn the fight into a draw.



* Severely overused in ''VideoGame/BatenKaitos Origins''. This happens so often that it actually drives the main character into a HeroicBSOD over his constant losses when anything other than his own life is actually at stake. The fights usually end with an unavoidable attack from the boss, then a [[BigDamnVillains villain]] coming out of nowhere to blast the boss into pieces and gloat at you. (''Especially'' egregious in the Lava Caves; [[FridgeLogic how the hell did Valara get that mecha in there without anyone noticing?!]]) Just to make it more infuriating, some of those bosses are ''{{t|hatOneBoss}}ough''.
** It's done in the first game as well, although not quite as much. It still gets irritating when you're beating a boss into the ground, and then the next minute your characters are flipping out about 'how tough this thing is'.

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* Severely overused in ''VideoGame/BatenKaitos Origins''. This happens so often that it actually drives the main character into a HeroicBSOD over his constant losses when anything other than his own life is actually at stake. The fights usually end with an unavoidable attack from the boss, then a [[BigDamnVillains villain]] coming out of nowhere to blast the boss into pieces and gloat at you. (''Especially'' you (''especially'' egregious in the Lava Caves; [[FridgeLogic how the hell did Valara get that mecha in there without anyone noticing?!]]) noticing?!). Just to make it more infuriating, some of those bosses are ''{{t|hatOneBoss}}ough''.
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''tough''. It's done in the first game as well, although not quite as much. It still gets irritating when you're beating a boss into the ground, and then the next minute your characters are flipping out about 'how tough this thing is'.



* The [[DoomedByCanon fight with Sephiroth]] in ''VideoGame/CrisisCore: Final Fantasy VII''.
** Also, Zack's final battle. Which is the reason to why many don't want to finish the game.

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* The [[DoomedByCanon fight with Sephiroth]] in ''VideoGame/CrisisCore: Final Fantasy VII''.
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** Also, The [[DoomedByCanon fight with Sephiroth]].
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Zack's final battle. Which battle, which is the reason to why many don't want to finish the game.



* Harry's battle with the dementors after leaving the Whomping Willow in the [[VideoGame/HarryPotter video game version]] of ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban''.
** Same goes for the video game version of ''Literature/{{Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}'' with the battle between Harry/Sirius and Lucius/Bellatrix. I know the plot demands it but it is still rather frustrating.

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* Harry's battle with the dementors after leaving the Whomping Willow in the [[VideoGame/HarryPotter video game version]] of ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban''.
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''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban''. Same goes for the video game version of ''Literature/{{Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}'' with the battle between Harry/Sirius and Lucius/Bellatrix. I know the plot demands it but it is still rather frustrating.Lucius/Bellatrix.



* Happens in StarCraft:

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* Happens in StarCraft:''VideoGame/StarCraft'':



** In the Terran Campaign of Starcraft 2 you have to make a hopeless LastStand against endless hordes of enemies in the vision of BadFuture. Eventually all your forces will be eliminated, but you are still obliged to kill a certain number of enemies to... make the ancestors proud, I guess.

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** In the Terran Campaign of Starcraft 2 you have to make a hopeless LastStand against endless hordes of enemies in the vision of BadFuture. Eventually all your forces will be eliminated, but you are still obliged to kill a certain number of enemies to... make the ancestors proud, I guess.maybe.



* ''SonicRiders'', does this during a stage that takes place in the tournament finals. If you don't get in first place, you fail the level. If you;re about to cross the finish line while in first, a cutscene will occur where Wave blows up Sonic's Extreme Gear allowing Jet to win.

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* ''SonicRiders'', ''VideoGame/SonicRiders'' does this during a stage that takes place in the tournament finals. If you don't get in first place, you fail the level. If you;re about to cross the finish line while in first, a cutscene will occur where Wave blows up Sonic's Extreme Gear allowing Jet to win.
12th Jan '17 11:23:45 AM KamenRiderKrypton
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** There was a GameBoy DragonBall game in which you (as Goku) have a boss fight against Tao PaïPaï in the forest. He's a difficult boss, but nothing that a skilled player can't handle without too much trouble. Lose and the story continues. Take his life bar to zero, and Goku freezes and the boss (who isn't beaten for some reason) will hit you until you die.

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** There was a GameBoy DragonBall game in which you (as Goku) have a boss fight against Tao PaïPaï Paï Paï in the forest. He's a difficult boss, but nothing that a skilled player can't handle without too much trouble. Lose and the story continues. Take his life bar to zero, and Goku freezes and the boss (who isn't beaten for some reason) will hit you until you die.
12th Jan '17 11:22:57 AM KamenRiderKrypton
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** In ''Dragon Ball Z: Super Butōden 2''[='s=] story mode, Goku starts fighting Cell with half his lifebar because he's supposed to lose. But if he manages to bring cell down to half life ''his'' lifebar anyway, he's suddenly "weary" and concedes the fight.
** There was a GameBoy DragonBall game in which you (as Goku) have a boss fight against Tao Paï paï in the forest. He's a difficult boss, but nothing that a skilled player can't handle without too much trouble. Lose and the story continues. Take his life bar to zero, and Goku freezes and the boss (who isn't beaten for some reason) will hit you until you die.

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** In ''Dragon Ball Z: Super Butōden 2''[='s=] story mode, Goku starts fighting Cell with half his lifebar because he's supposed to lose. But if he manages to bring cell Cell down to half life ''his'' lifebar anyway, he's suddenly "weary" and concedes the fight.
** There was a GameBoy DragonBall game in which you (as Goku) have a boss fight against Tao Paï paï PaïPaï in the forest. He's a difficult boss, but nothing that a skilled player can't handle without too much trouble. Lose and the story continues. Take his life bar to zero, and Goku freezes and the boss (who isn't beaten for some reason) will hit you until you die.
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* In ''EternalSonata'', the characters, having just beaten the massively-large Tuba who started a fight with them "for fun", allow themselves to be arrested by the guards.

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* In ''EternalSonata'', ''VideoGame/EternalSonata'', the characters, having just beaten the massively-large Tuba who started a fight with them "for fun", allow themselves to be arrested by the guards.
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** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'', once you get to Gaulf's world, you are left on a small island with no way out and must use a tent in order to continue. Then, the party is attacked by an Abductor monster, two are instantly taken, and Bartz must fight it alone. If you lose, the party is successfully captured, if the player wins, you're just dumped back into the camp area with no way out, even if you could leave again there's nowhere to go, and nothing but a chest that player has no choice but to open and get hit with sleeping gas so Bartz can get captured anyway.
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