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2nd May '18 9:52:08 AM Diamond10974
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** In ''VideoGame/SuperMetroid'', the Mother Brain begins as a hopeless boss fight, indestructible and using a wicked beam that pins Samus against the wall. After reducing Samus to 1HP and preparing to fire again, the baby metroid attacks her, draining Mother Brain into helplessness, then feeds that power into Samus to restore her. The Mother Brain awakens and kills the Metroid. An [[MamaBear angry Samus]] (and likely an [[PlayerPunch angry player]]) then [[CurbStompBattle opens the proverbial can with a new blaster weapon - the Mother Brain's super-beam, which smacks it around like a tetherball]].

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** In ''VideoGame/SuperMetroid'', the Mother Brain begins as a hopeless boss fight, indestructible and using a wicked beam that pins Samus against the wall. After reducing Samus to 1HP below 100HP and preparing to fire again, the baby metroid Metroid attacks her, draining Mother Brain into helplessness, then feeds that power into Samus to restore her. The Mother Brain awakens and kills the Metroid. An [[MamaBear angry Samus]] (and likely an [[PlayerPunch angry player]]) then [[CurbStompBattle opens the proverbial can with a new blaster weapon - the Mother Brain's super-beam, Hyper Beam, which smacks it around like a tetherball]].
26th Apr '18 7:45:34 AM Magnimik
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** ''VideoGame/JediKnightIIJediOutcast'' gives another example. After Mara Jade is captured [[spoiler: and seemingly killed]] by Tavion, an enraged Kyle Katarn tries to fight the BigBad Desann in a scripted CurbStompBattle in favor of the latter. Justified in that, alas, he has Force powers and you do not. The justification is even better than it sounds, because theoretically he has an unbeatable counter to any kind of attack you use. Blasters and energy weapons? Deflected by lightsaber. Thrown explosives? Force Pushed back. So it's not likely the player will even get the chance to verify he's invulnerable as well. Of course, if you happened to be less than skilled and used a cheat code to make yourself invincible, the game becomes unwinnable, since neither side can die.

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** ''VideoGame/JediKnightIIJediOutcast'' gives another example. After Mara Jade Jan Ors is captured [[spoiler: and seemingly killed]] by Tavion, an enraged Kyle Katarn tries to fight the BigBad Desann in a scripted CurbStompBattle in favor of the latter. Justified in that, alas, he has Force powers and you do not. The justification is even better than it sounds, because theoretically he has an unbeatable counter to any kind of attack you use. Blasters and energy weapons? Deflected by lightsaber. Thrown explosives? Force Pushed back. So it's not likely the player will even get the chance to verify he's invulnerable as well. Of course, if you happened to be less than skilled and used a cheat code to make yourself invincible, the game becomes unwinnable, since neither side can die.
25th Feb '18 6:19:05 PM Malady
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* ''SengokuRance'': If you fail to stop [[spoiler:Miki from becoming the Demon King]], you will enter the Demon King pseudo-route, and a Hanny will appear to your castle and tell Rance that there's absolutely no way to win. The enemy army will become incredibly tough by enabling all 4 buffs for every unit, greatly increasing troops sizes and fielding [[spoiler:Kentarou and Xavier]] units with 8000 troops each against you. It's still possible to actually conquer all the enemy territories by using battle permits, but it will lead to [[spoiler:Kentarou]] accusing the player of cheating and a standard Game Over anyway.

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* ''SengokuRance'': ''VideoGame/SengokuRance'': If you fail to stop [[spoiler:Miki from becoming the Demon King]], you will enter the Demon King pseudo-route, and a Hanny will appear to your castle and tell Rance that there's absolutely no way to win. The enemy army will become incredibly tough by enabling all 4 buffs for every unit, greatly increasing troops sizes and fielding [[spoiler:Kentarou and Xavier]] units with 8000 troops each against you. It's still possible to actually conquer all the enemy territories by using battle permits, but it will lead to [[spoiler:Kentarou]] accusing the player of cheating and a standard Game Over anyway.
18th Feb '18 7:37:39 PM nombretomado
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** ''RhapsodyAMusicalAdventure'' loves to use this trope. Several boss fights (primarily with Marjoly's minions in early goings of the game) are impossible to win, simply because you can't damage them - all attacks will miss). Others later you have to at least survive for a few rounds before the game ends the fight. Still, the most amusing one is during the contest when you fight Etoile. [[spoiler:You vs Rocket Launchers and Machine guns. Good luck!]]

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** ''RhapsodyAMusicalAdventure'' ''VideoGame/RhapsodyAMusicalAdventure'' loves to use this trope. Several boss fights (primarily with Marjoly's minions in early goings of the game) are impossible to win, simply because you can't damage them - all attacks will miss). Others later you have to at least survive for a few rounds before the game ends the fight. Still, the most amusing one is during the contest when you fight Etoile. [[spoiler:You vs Rocket Launchers and Machine guns. Good luck!]]
30th Jan '18 2:40:57 AM jormis29
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* ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist: Curse of the Crimson Elixir'' has the boss fight with Scar. Win or lose, the same exact cutscene happens where Ed and Al are defeated. If you win, you do get an item at least, but it doesn't change the story progression. Neither does the following battle with Armstrong, but that doesn't affect anything but the direct moment anyways.

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* ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist: Curse of the Crimson Elixir'' ''VideoGame/FullmetalAlchemist2CurseOfTheCrimsonElixir'' has the boss fight with Scar. Win or lose, the same exact cutscene happens where Ed and Al are defeated. If you win, you do get an item at least, but it doesn't change the story progression. Neither does the following battle with Armstrong, but that doesn't affect anything but the direct moment anyways.
27th Jan '18 11:34:32 AM Dutchtica
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* ''Dragon Ball Z Hyperdimension'' for the [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem SNES]] has fights in the story mode which you are intended to lose but with enough skill you can win these fights, however winning these fights has no effect on the story and the characters act as if you lost regardless.
3rd Jan '18 5:05:40 PM wingedcatgirl
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI'' has Absolute Virtue. When it was first released, it was supposedly killable ([[BlatantLies "the Development Team killed it with 18 people"]]), but anytime players have managed to kill it Square has nerfed the method that they used within weeks. Worse yet, their released information on ''how'' they killed it required violating their own TOS. For a long time, it remained this; however, Absolute Virtue is now defeated on a regular basis by many linkshells.
** Another megaboss, Pandemonium Warden, also fit this category; in fact a story of a linkshell fighting it for several hours and finally submitting to fatigue and [[BladderOfSteel other personal needs]] became newsworthy when the boss was first unleashed.
3rd Jan '18 7:59:49 AM FeliLud
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* Anyone aside from Anderson or the Captain against Alucard is this in''Hellsing Ultimate'' as Alucard decimates enemes with little to none effort.

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* Anyone ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'':Anyone aside from Anderson or the Captain is this when fighting against Alucard is this in''Hellsing Ultimate'' as Alucard decimates enemes with little to none effort.Alucard.
3rd Jan '18 7:55:31 AM FeliLud
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* Anyone aside from Anderson or the Captain against Alucard is this in''Hellsing Ultimate'' as Alucard decimates enemes with little to none effort.
25th Dec '17 12:03:40 PM LtQuattro
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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfDarkWitch3'' opens with one against Day. At roughly half health, Day activates [[PowerNullifier Capacity Zero]], which shuts down Zizou Olympia's magic and renders her unable to attack. All the player can do is let Day finish them off, which triggers a cutscene where Zizou's sister Mati pulls a BigDamnHeroes. It is possible to reduce Day's health to zero before the [[ManaMeter Capacity Meter]] completely empties, but it won't kill her.
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