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21st Feb '17 5:38:53 PM nombretomado
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' has it as an optional fight against Ultima Weapon from the deck of the ''Highwind''. There's also the fight in ''[[Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren Advent Children]]'' against Bahamut SIN, which mainly consists of party members launching Cloud what seems to be several miles up in the air to hit said Bahamut head-on. Also done in ''CrisisCore'', in the cutscene battle between Sephiroth, Genesis, and Angeal. After Genesis decides to go one-on-one with Sephiroth, the fight heads skyward.

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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' has it as an optional fight against Ultima Weapon from the deck of the ''Highwind''. There's also the fight in ''[[Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren Advent Children]]'' against Bahamut SIN, which mainly consists of party members launching Cloud what seems to be several miles up in the air to hit said Bahamut head-on. Also done in ''CrisisCore'', ''VideoGame/CrisisCore'', in the cutscene battle between Sephiroth, Genesis, and Angeal. After Genesis decides to go one-on-one with Sephiroth, the fight heads skyward.
15th Jan '17 6:58:21 AM Berrenta
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* The final duel in ''VideoGame/{{The Elder Scrolls IV|Oblivion}}: Knights of the Nine'' takes place in the sky a few thousand feet above the world map. Case in point, one player claimed he dropped an item during the battle and then went to check if it landed. [[TheDevteamThinksOfEverything It did.]]

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* The final duel in ''VideoGame/{{The Elder Scrolls IV|Oblivion}}: Knights of the Nine'' takes place in the sky a few thousand feet above the world map. Case in point, one player claimed he dropped an item during the battle and then went to check if it landed. [[TheDevteamThinksOfEverything [[DevelopersForesight It did.]]
17th Dec '16 4:29:37 PM amitakartok
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** ''VideoGame/AceCombat3Electrosphere'' took the trope to its logical conclusion, involving a mission in Earth orbit. There's also a high-altitude mission in a [[CoolPlane SR-71]] (or rather, a [=RF-12A=]).

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** ''VideoGame/AceCombat3Electrosphere'' took the trope to its logical conclusion, involving conclusion with a mission in Earth orbit. '''''orbit''''', aptly named "Zero Gravity" - the mission objective being the destruction of four enemy {{KillSat}}s in three minutes, then angling the nose up at a certain angle to survive atmospheric reentry. Naturally, the player is not allowed to use their regular planes on this mission; instead, an R-352 Sepia SpaceFighter is provided for this mission only, fitted with energy weapons that actually operate exactly like standard plane weapons. Interestingly enough for the franchise, the Sepia actually obeys Newtonian physics rather than aerodynamics and coasts sideways while turning, behaving quite realistically for that altitude. There is no upper altitude limit for the mission but the mission timer running out results in the Sepia being shot down by the satellites, while losing too much altitude before the satellites are destroyed results in the Sepia burning up from uncontrolled reentry.
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There's also a high-altitude mission in a an [[CoolPlane SR-71]] (or rather, a [=RF-12A=]).[=RF-12A=]).
** ''VideoGame/AceCombat5TheUnsungWar'' has a rather late mission where the player is tasked with intercepting a SpacePlane as it dips into the atmosphere to change direction via aerobraking, helped by internal sabotage of its aerodynamic control surfaces causing it to drop lower than planned by the antagonists so that the player can actually reach it.
24th Oct '16 4:34:18 AM SimiOfDoom
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* The dog-fight during the climax of ''Vengeance of the Iron Dwarf'', third book of ''Literature/CompanionsCodex'', has [[spoiler: Drizzt]] facing off against [[spoiler: Tiago while riding the backs of dragons]]. The fight is eventually won by [[spoiler: severing the saddle straps that keeps Tiago on Arauthator's back]] and make him plummet toward the eath.
13th Oct '16 1:22:21 AM AnotherDuck
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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' has Argorok from the City in the Sky, in a battle involving a ColossusClimb on a flying dragon.

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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' has Argorok the battle against Argorok, a flying dragon, from the City in the Sky, in Sky. You get to the city by shooting yourself up into the sky with a battle involving a ColossusClimb cannon. Once there, you climb to the top of the tallest tower on a the entire floating island. At the top, you find several pillars, which you climb up on. From the top of those, you use the clawshot to hook onto some flying dragon.peahats to get even higher, and from there you use the clawshot again to get to the dragon. You better not suffer from acrophobia.
20th Aug '16 1:31:06 AM Perelandra
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* TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon and the FinalBoss of ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireIII'' are located within Space Station "Myria", which [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin pretty much describes itself]].
20th Aug '16 1:26:42 AM Perelandra
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* Can be [[InvokedTrope invoked]] by the player in ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'' by building boss arenas, fortresses or sky bridges high into the stratosphere and engaging bosses there, most notably the [[FinalBoss Moon Lord]].
20th Aug '16 1:19:32 AM Perelandra
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** A similar instance happens for the first boss of ''Contra: Rebirth'', where you fight a giant alien centipede amongst the wreckage of a space station falling to earth.
** Likewise for the TrueFinalBoss fights of ''Contra III'' and ''Contra: Shattered Soldier'', both fought while hanging from or standing on the wings of the heroes' plane.

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** A similar instance happens for the The first boss of ''Contra: Rebirth'', where you Rebirth'' has the players fight a giant alien centipede amongst amidst the wreckage of a space station falling to earth.
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Earth, itself a CallBack to ''Neo Contra's'' final boss battle which involves fighting the giant head of [[spoiler: Bill Rizer]] during ''atmospheric reentry'' while standing on a piece of space station wreckage.
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TrueFinalBoss fights of ''Contra III'' and ''Contra: Shattered Soldier'', Soldier'' are both fought while hanging from or standing on the wings of the heroes' plane.aircraft.
20th Aug '16 1:12:45 AM Perelandra
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** In a less fantastical vein, the ''Big Magnum'' route of ''Hard Corps'' has the players face off against General Tiberius' eponymous [[OrbitalBombardment Alien Cell-powered superweapon platform]] located in the Earth's orbit. [[spoiler: [[BittersweetEnding The heroes don't survive the battle, but they manage to take both Tiberius and the Alien Cell with them]]. Earth erects memorials of the Hard Corps to commemorate their HeroicSacrifice.]]

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** In a less fantastical vein, the ''Big Magnum'' route of ''Hard Corps'' has the players face off against General Tiberius' Colonel Bahamut's eponymous [[OrbitalBombardment Alien Cell-powered superweapon platform]] located in the Earth's orbit. [[spoiler: [[BittersweetEnding The heroes don't survive the battle, but they manage to take both Tiberius Bahamut and the Alien Cell with them]]. Earth erects memorials of the Hard Corps to commemorate their HeroicSacrifice.]]
20th Aug '16 1:11:06 AM Perelandra
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* The final battle against Tiberius in ''VideoGame/HardCorpsUprising'' has you fall from the destroyed battleship while fighting his OneWingedAngel form. You have to use the fragments of the battleship in order to stay alive during the fight, but be careful, the fragments can be destroyed as well.
** A similar instance happens for the first boss of ''VideoGame/{{Contra}}: Rebirth'', where you fight a giant alien centipede amongst the wreckage of a space station falling to earth.
** Likewise for the TrueFinalBoss fights of ''Contra III'' and ''Contra: Shattered Soldier'', both fought while hanging from or standing on the wings of the heroes' plane.

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* The final battle against Tiberius in ''VideoGame/HardCorpsUprising'' ''VideoGame/{{Contra}}'' has you fall from several instances, many of which invoke RuleOfCool, ArtisticLicensePhysics ''and'' ArtisticLicenseBiology ''[[UpToEleven all at the destroyed battleship while fighting his OneWingedAngel form. You have to use the fragments of the battleship in order to stay alive during the fight, but be careful, the fragments can be destroyed as well.
** A similar instance happens for the first boss of ''VideoGame/{{Contra}}: Rebirth'', where you fight a giant alien centipede amongst the wreckage of a space station falling to earth.
** Likewise for the TrueFinalBoss fights of ''Contra III'' and ''Contra: Shattered Soldier'', both fought while hanging from or standing on the wings of the heroes' plane.
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** The final battle against Tiberius in ''VideoGame/HardCorpsUprising'' has you fall from the destroyed battleship while fighting his OneWingedAngel form. You have to use the fragments of the battleship in order to stay alive during the fight, but be careful, the fragments can be destroyed as well.
** A similar instance happens for the first boss of ''Contra: Rebirth'', where you fight a giant alien centipede amongst the wreckage of a space station falling to earth.
** Likewise for the TrueFinalBoss fights of ''Contra III'' and ''Contra: Shattered Soldier'', both fought while hanging from or standing on the wings of the heroes' plane.
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