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4th Dec '17 2:47:34 AM azbyc15243
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* It's impossible to kill the Guardians in ''''VideoGame/Uncharted2AmongThieves'' in your first three encounters with them. The first one is driven off in a cutscene after you do enough damage to it. In the second encounter, you can only flee the area. In the third encounter, you have to survive until reinforcements arrive. Afterwards, Guardians become normal enemies, albeit [[BossInMooksClothing extremely tough ones]]. This is justified by the player only having access to pistols in your first three encounters with Guardians, which are too weak to kill them.

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* It's impossible to kill the Guardians in ''''VideoGame/Uncharted2AmongThieves'' ''VideoGame/Uncharted2AmongThieves'' in your first three encounters with them. The first one is driven off in a cutscene after you do enough damage to it. In the second encounter, you can only flee the area. In the third encounter, you have to survive until reinforcements arrive. Afterwards, Guardians become normal enemies, albeit [[BossInMooksClothing extremely tough ones]]. This is justified by the player fact that you only having access to have pistols in your first three encounters with Guardians, which are too weak to kill them.
4th Dec '17 2:44:52 AM azbyc15243
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}} 4'' Nate fights [[KarmaHoudini Nadine]] twice and even with Sam backing him up the second time they're unable to put her down. In the first fight it's impossible to even land a blow or counterattack.

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* It's impossible to kill the Guardians in ''''VideoGame/Uncharted2AmongThieves'' in your first three encounters with them. The first one is driven off in a cutscene after you do enough damage to it. In the second encounter, you can only flee the area. In the third encounter, you have to survive until reinforcements arrive. Afterwards, Guardians become normal enemies, albeit [[BossInMooksClothing extremely tough ones]]. This is justified by the player only having access to pistols in your first three encounters with Guardians, which are too weak to kill them.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}} 4'' ''VideoGame/Uncharted4AThiefsEnd'' Nate fights [[KarmaHoudini Nadine]] twice and even with Sam backing him up the second time they're unable to put her down. In the first fight it's impossible to even land a blow or counterattack.
20th Sep '17 5:43:56 PM WillyFourEyes
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* In ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomInfinite''[='=]s story mode, your first encounter with Ultron Sigma is designed for you to lose. He is accompanied with an XGardian (a BrainwashedAndCrazy herald of Asgard) that can be beaten without too much trouble, but Ultron Sigma himself has an Infinity Stone and stupidly high defense, and you don't.

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* In ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomInfinite''[='=]s story mode, your first encounter with Ultron Sigma is designed for you to lose. He is accompanied with an XGardian [=XGardian=] (a BrainwashedAndCrazy herald of Asgard) that can be beaten without too much trouble, but Ultron Sigma himself has an Infinity Stone and stupidly high defense, and you don't.have neither of these.
20th Sep '17 5:43:19 PM WillyFourEyes
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** For Gorin High's second story mode battle, if you're using Natsu as your primary character, she ends up having to fight Shoma and Roberto by herself - with the odds [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard stacked against her.]] Not only does Shoma get a tag team partner, they start the battle with three full stocks of super meter. Which allows them to use their [[LimitBreak Burning Vigors]] and Team Up attacks right from the start, with the AI being set to [[PerfectPlayAI 'perfect play' mode.]] Whereas Natsu gets jack shit, since she starts off with her super meter ''being empty''. It's still possible for her to eek out a win, [[ThatOneBoss but don't count on it.]]

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** For Gorin High's second story mode battle, if you're using Natsu as your primary character, she ends up having to fight Shoma and Roberto by herself - with the odds [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard stacked against her.]] Not only does Shoma get a tag team partner, they start the battle with three full stocks of super meter. Which allows them to use their [[LimitBreak Burning Vigors]] and Team Up attacks right from the start, with the AI being set to [[PerfectPlayAI 'perfect play' mode.]] Whereas Natsu gets jack shit, since she starts off with her super meter ''being empty''. It's still possible for her to eek eke out a win, [[ThatOneBoss but don't count on it.]]



** The sequel ''Project Justice'' gives you a similar setting in Story Mode. Only the opponent is "Vatsu", an empowered Batsu who is actually [[spoiler: Kurow Kirishima aka the local SmugSnake, only under a disguise. He reveals his identity once the fight's over, and then you have to fight ''him''.]] Also, depending on the team you chose, he might have an extra incentive for your team: [[spoiler: he's holding either Hinata (if you chose the Taiyo team that included her, Kyosuke and the actual Batsu) or Kyouko-sensei (if you chose the Teachers Team with her, Hideo and Hayato) as a hostage.]]
* In several wrestling based games, there are matches where, even though they are hard, you can easily win. However, due to the storyline calling you to not have "come out on top" or not possess a certain title, a cutscene will play that takes the title/glory away from you. Several examples in Smackdown vs Raw 06 include: HHH losing in a steel cage, but Eric Bischoff taking away your title, defeating Eddie Guerro but the Undertaker interrupting the match, winning the tag team title, but having to give it to the injured wrestler you previously replaced.

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** The sequel ''Project Justice'' gives you a similar setting in Story Mode. Only the opponent is "Vatsu", an empowered Batsu who is actually [[spoiler: the resident SmugSnake Kurow Kirishima aka the local SmugSnake, only under a in disguise. He reveals his identity once the fight's over, and then you have to fight ''him''.]] Also, depending on the team you chose, he might have an extra incentive for your team: [[spoiler: he's holding either Hinata (if you chose the Taiyo team that included her, Kyosuke and the actual Batsu) or Kyouko-sensei (if you chose the Teachers Team with her, Hideo and Hayato) as a hostage.]]
* In several wrestling based games, there are matches where, even though they are hard, you can easily win. However, due to the storyline calling you to not have "come out on top" or not possess a certain title, a cutscene will play that takes the title/glory away from you. Several examples in Smackdown ''Smackdown vs Raw 06 06'' include: HHH losing in a steel cage, but Eric Bischoff taking away your title, defeating Eddie Guerro but the Undertaker interrupting the match, winning the tag team title, but having to give it to the injured wrestler you previously replaced.



* ''Dragon Ball Z Hyperdimension'' for the {{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.

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* ''Dragon Ball Z Hyperdimension'' for the {{SNES}} [[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.



* The beginning of the ruined zoo in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl'' has the Porky Statue from Mother 3, which cannot be defeated... well technically not. Without cheating, using Smash hacks, or somehow changing his absurdly massive HP, you can and will never manage to deal nearly enough damage to it to break it.

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* The beginning of the ruined zoo in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl'' has the Porky Statue from Mother 3, ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'', which cannot be defeated... well technically not. Without cheating, using Smash hacks, or somehow changing his absurdly massive HP, you can and will never manage to deal nearly enough damage to it to break it.



* This is a literal explanation for many characters created in MUGEN, such as Chuck Norris or Atom Bomb. They have no hitbox and are intended to be used as GameBreaker fighters for the player to control, but if you neglected to place them outside your fight order in the game's .def file, they'll appear as CPU opponents who are still unbeatable. The only thing to do at that point is [[UnwinnableByMistake restart Arcade mode from the beginning; do not pass Go, do not collect $200.]]

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* This is a literal explanation for many characters created in MUGEN, VideoGame/{{MUGEN}}, such as Chuck Norris or Atom Bomb. They have no hitbox and are intended to be used as GameBreaker fighters for the player to control, but if you neglected to place them outside your fight order in the game's .def file, they'll appear as CPU opponents who are still unbeatable. The only thing to do at that point is [[UnwinnableByMistake restart Arcade mode from the beginning; do not pass Go, do not collect $200.]]



* The end of the first stage of ''VideoGame/MaximumCarnage", as Franchise/SpiderMan you'll fight a GiantMook. Beat him, and then 2 Big Mooks, and then 4. The 4th one will have maximum hp, but it can be whittled down. If you win, you'll get the same event as if you lost, with Cloak and Dagger rescuing Spiderman.

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* The end of the first stage of ''VideoGame/MaximumCarnage", ''VideoGame/MaximumCarnage'', as Franchise/SpiderMan you'll fight a GiantMook. Beat him, and then 2 Big Mooks, and then 4. The 4th one will have maximum hp, but it can be whittled down. If you win, you'll get the same event as if you lost, with Cloak and Dagger rescuing Spiderman.Spiderman.
* In ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomInfinite''[='=]s story mode, your first encounter with Ultron Sigma is designed for you to lose. He is accompanied with an XGardian (a BrainwashedAndCrazy herald of Asgard) that can be beaten without too much trouble, but Ultron Sigma himself has an Infinity Stone and stupidly high defense, and you don't.



* For the ''Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep'' expansion for ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'', Tina is the dungeon master for a roleplaying game called ''[[MagicAmpersand Bunkers & Badasses]]''. Just as the Vault Hunters approach the gate to a hub world called Flamerock Refuge, Tina narrates that a dragon appeared out of nowhere to fight. It is impervious to weapons and its attack instantly sends every vault hunter into Fight For Your Life mode. When called out for this by Lilith, Tina revives everyone and substitutes the dragon for a different, easier boss.

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* For the ''Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep'' expansion for ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'', Tina is the dungeon master for a roleplaying game called ''[[MagicAmpersand Bunkers & Badasses]]''. Just as the Vault Hunters approach the gate to a hub world called Flamerock Refuge, Tina narrates that a dragon appeared out of nowhere to fight. It is impervious to weapons and its attack instantly sends every vault hunter into [[LastChanceHitPoint Fight For Your Life Life]] mode. When called out for this by Lilith, Tina revives everyone and substitutes the dragon for a different, easier boss.
20th Sep '17 1:33:26 PM EdwardGil
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* ''VideoGame/AngryBirdsTransformers'' has the infamous Boss Pig, whose attacks instanly kill your character. The only reason as to why he exists is that TheComputerIsACheatingBastard.

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* ''VideoGame/AngryBirdsTransformers'' has the infamous Boss Pig, whose attacks instanly instantly kill your character. The only reason as to why he exists is that TheComputerIsACheatingBastard.
9th Sep '17 7:19:08 AM Snipertoaster
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* ''VideoGame/{{Yakuza 0}}'' has a non-story minigame example. Try though you might, you won't be beating [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Miracle Johnson]] in a disco battle. What? You though an average Joe like yourself could go toe-to-toe with an international pop icon?
28th Aug '17 9:04:08 PM TheRoguePenguin
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12th Aug '17 6:55:41 PM MurlocAggroB
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Hearthstone}}'', the prologue of the Knights of the Frozen Throne expansion pits you against The Lich King. You don't have any cards in your deck that cost less than 4 mana, except a single [[MemeticLoser Magma Rager]], and you will always lose by turn 3. Then, The Lich King resurrects you as a Death Knight, and a boss fight against Tirion Fordring begins (this time, it's instead a purposeful CurbStompBattle).
9th Aug '17 8:42:00 PM azbyc15243
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* The White Queen in ''LightNovel/TheUnexploredSummonBloodSign'' is impossible for most people to fight, as she can effortlessly OneHitKill any opponent and is (almost) completely invincible. Kyousuke is one of very few people who has ever defeated her, by exploiting his knowledge of her psychology and [[spoiler:her love for him, which causes her to always leave opportunities for him to win]].
3rd Aug '17 3:05:42 PM LegoLover58
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* [[VideoGame/AngryBirdsTransformers]] has the infamous Boss Pig, whose attacks instanly kill your character. The only reason as to why he exists is that TheComputerIsACheatingBastard.

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* [[VideoGame/AngryBirdsTransformers]] ''VideoGame/AngryBirdsTransformers'' has the infamous Boss Pig, whose attacks instanly kill your character. The only reason as to why he exists is that TheComputerIsACheatingBastard.
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