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19th Apr '16 11:55:14 AM spiritsunami
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* It's a bit ambiguous because Thamill ''did'' manage to pull off a narrow victory, but the post-fight dialogue after the [[spoiler:Ocean Sage Briney]] battle in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mi701TTqq4U episode 50]] of ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Extreme Randomizer]] Nuzlocke'' suggests that the player is not expected to win and the game would progress the same win or lose.
28th Mar '16 3:12:14 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The first ''SakuraTaisen'' game had this in the first battle with the Koumas, where you're expected to fight for about one turn, realize your attacks are doing almost nothing, and run. In the PS2 remake, they're actually beatable, but the cutscene still treats it as if you ran away even if you stay and beat them.
* In the ''Descent to Darkness'' campaign in ''BattleForWesnoth'', the final mission is essentially a hopeless series of boss fights. [[VillainProtagonist Mal Keshar]] is attacked by a hero and his/her army - it isn't hard to defeat them, but the mission will just repeat itself with new heroes until Mal Keshar is slain.

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* The first ''SakuraTaisen'' ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' game had this in the first battle with the Koumas, where you're expected to fight for about one turn, realize your attacks are doing almost nothing, and run. In the PS2 remake, they're actually beatable, but the cutscene still treats it as if you ran away even if you stay and beat them.
* In the ''Descent to Darkness'' campaign in ''BattleForWesnoth'', ''VideoGame/BattleForWesnoth'', the final mission is essentially a hopeless series of boss fights. [[VillainProtagonist Mal Keshar]] is attacked by a hero and his/her army - it isn't hard to defeat them, but the mission will just repeat itself with new heroes until Mal Keshar is slain.
24th Feb '16 2:13:27 PM Adept
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** The Nippon Ichi game ''LaPucelleTactics'' also had two such bosses, in chapters 4 and 8; defeating them earns a "special ending" for the chapter which grants a powerful piece of equipment.

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** The Nippon Ichi game ''LaPucelleTactics'' ''VideoGame/LaPucelle Tactics'' also had two such bosses, in chapters 4 and 8; defeating them earns a "special ending" for the chapter which grants a powerful piece of equipment.
11th Feb '16 6:37:33 PM DarkHunter
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** Anubis, the FinalBoss, is unbeatable, and that's it. While you can just wait for the end of the game to happen, if you are fast with the controls you can avoid any damage from him whatsoever, at least on easy. The only damage taken is that in a cutscene about halfway through the battle. What makes the battle that much more frustrating is that you spend the entire game (which isn't very long, mind you) fighting bosses that condescend and belittle you for being a kid, despite wiping the floor with them time and again. What do you learn when you reach Anubis? They were right. It is literally impossible to land a hit on the thing because it teleports from place to place constantly, away from you and dangerously close; but, to make matters worse, it can kill you if you're foolhardy enough to try to take it on (or are playing on the higher difficulty levels). The only option is to wait for the Atlantis to save you and run away.

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** Anubis, the FinalBoss, is unbeatable, and that's it. While you can just wait for the end of the game to happen, if you are fast with the controls you can avoid any damage from him whatsoever, at least on easy. The only damage taken is that in a cutscene about halfway through the battle. What makes the battle that much more frustrating is that you spend the entire game (which isn't very long, mind you) fighting bosses that condescend and belittle you for being a kid, despite wiping the floor with them time and again. What do you learn when you reach Anubis? They were right.right: the only reason you were winning was because you had a SuperPrototype on your hands. Anubis is the first time you've fought something that is Jehuty's equal, and worse, it's at its full potential, while Jehuty still lacks some important equipment. It is literally impossible to land a hit on the thing because it teleports from place to place constantly, away from you and dangerously close; but, to make matters worse, it can kill you if you're foolhardy enough to try to take it on (or are playing on the higher difficulty levels). The only option is to wait for the Atlantis to save you and run away.
11th Feb '16 6:30:07 PM DarkHunter
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* Anubis, the FinalBoss of ''VideoGame/ZoneOfTheEnders'', is unbeatable, and that's it. While you can just wait for the end of the game to happen, if you are fast with the controls you can avoid any damage from him whatsoever, at least on easy. The only damage taken is that in a cutscene about halfway through the battle. What makes the battle that much more frustrating is that you spend the entire game (which isn't very long, mind you) fighting bosses that condescend and belittle you for being a kid, despite wiping the floor with them time and again. What do you learn when you reach Anubis? They were right. It is literally impossible to land a hit on the thing because it teleports from place to place constantly, away from you and dangerously close; but, to make matters worse, it can kill you if you're foolhardy enough to try to take it on (or are playing on the higher difficulty levels). The only option is to wait for the Atlantis to save you and run away.
** Then he returns in the sequel and is unbeatable ''again'' the first time you fight him. The difference here being that it is actually possible to inflict some damage to him during the battle. Unfortunately, you're still too weak to take him on fully. It isn't until the very end of the game, after getting the same teleportation ability that it has, that you actually can win, and it is ''satisfying''.

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* ''VideoGame/ZoneOfTheEnders''
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Anubis, the FinalBoss of ''VideoGame/ZoneOfTheEnders'', FinalBoss, is unbeatable, and that's it. While you can just wait for the end of the game to happen, if you are fast with the controls you can avoid any damage from him whatsoever, at least on easy. The only damage taken is that in a cutscene about halfway through the battle. What makes the battle that much more frustrating is that you spend the entire game (which isn't very long, mind you) fighting bosses that condescend and belittle you for being a kid, despite wiping the floor with them time and again. What do you learn when you reach Anubis? They were right. It is literally impossible to land a hit on the thing because it teleports from place to place constantly, away from you and dangerously close; but, to make matters worse, it can kill you if you're foolhardy enough to try to take it on (or are playing on the higher difficulty levels). The only option is to wait for the Atlantis to save you and run away.
** Then he returns in In the sequel and is unbeatable ''again'' the first time second game, you fight him. The difference here being have several encounters with Anubis, and, once again, it's hammered into you that it is actually Anubis just far outclasses you in every possible way. Between his TeleportSpam, overpowered normal attacks, and ultra-tough armor, it's flat-out impossible to beat it. You ''can'' inflict some minor damage to him during the battle. Unfortunately, if you're still too weak to take him on fully. It isn't until good, but there's no way you're winning. Only at the very end of the game, after getting when Jehuty has ''finally'' unlocked its full potential (particularly the same teleportation ability that it has, that to TeleportSpam itself), can you actually can win, put up a fight against Anubis. [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration Oh, and it the game didn't just weaken Anubis for the final fights]]... Anubis is ''satisfying''.just as powerful as it's ever been. Jehuty has powered up ''that much'', which is shown when it's capable of one-shotting what were previously very difficult bosses with ease.
11th Feb '16 4:43:45 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Manga/YuYuHakusho: Dark Tournament Saga'' for the {{Playstation 2}}, every fight against Toguro save the last one is a Hopeless Boss Fight. The final match with Toguro is merely ThatOneBoss.

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* In ''Manga/YuYuHakusho: Dark Tournament Saga'' for the {{Playstation UsefulNotes/{{Playstation 2}}, every fight against Toguro save the last one is a Hopeless Boss Fight. The final match with Toguro is merely ThatOneBoss.
4th Feb '16 7:52:06 PM daveshan
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*** Preventing the third army isn't hard if you've prepared for it since mission 1. By the time the third army side-quest starts, you can potentially have Arthas's invincibility spell up to level 3, which will give you more than enough time to destroy the AI causing the third army, grab the bonus item, and teleport back with a scroll of town portal before another wave of undead hit your base.
4th Feb '16 3:11:00 AM GojiBiscuits
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* ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga'' pulls this off in the first phase of the final battle. You think you've beaten Bowletta? Have a Time Bomb to finish you both off!
31st Jan '16 3:51:49 PM tdwally
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* Since Saitama in ''Webcomic/OnePunchMan'' can defeat anything in one punch, he's this. In a sparring match, Genos sets the rules so that they will fight until Genos can't keep fighting, not either one of them. Part of the reason Sonic is obsessed with Saitama is he can't actually envision himself defeating Saitama.
31st Jan '16 3:16:18 PM Quanyails
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** Even then in the Wii rail shooter ''UmbrellaChronicles'' [[spoiler: Lisa apparently survives her fall/suicide and becomes an unbeatable boss against Wesker during the Rebirth scenario. The least he could do against her was slow her down and pin her under a chandelier. It takes the mansion's self destruct system to finally kill her off.]]

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** Even then in the Wii rail shooter ''UmbrellaChronicles'' ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilTheUmbrellaChronicles'' [[spoiler: Lisa apparently survives her fall/suicide and becomes an unbeatable boss against Wesker during the Rebirth scenario. The least he could do against her was slow her down and pin her under a chandelier. It takes the mansion's self destruct system to finally kill her off.]]
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