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1st Apr '18 12:25:51 AM DarkHunter
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* ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'': The Old Demon King, at very low health, will sometimes charge up his power and create an enormous explosion of fire around himself. It can easily one-hit kill most players, but if the player survives it (or backs away outside its area of effect), it leaves the Demon King powerless, and all he can do for the remainder of the fight is feebly swipe at the player while they finish him off.
31st Mar '18 3:12:36 AM TSBasilisk
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* Nergigante in ''VideoGame/MonsterHunterWorld'' has a divebomb attack which is capable of one-shotting the player. Ordinarily the player needs to damage them enough for thorns to appear on its entire body before the attack is available. However, once near death Nergigante retreats to its lair and will ram through walls, damaging itself in exchange for quickly charging a divebomb attack.
19th Mar '18 10:18:41 PM Exusia
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** It should be noted, only during 'The True Arena' do you fight [[spoiler:Star Dream Soul OS]], which makes this example even worse due to the fact to even fight this boss, you have to go a boss rush of all the bosses in the game with there improved difficulty settings, though three bonus bosses, [[spoiler:Dark Matter Clone, Queen Sectionia Clone & Galatica Knight]] with limited recovery items, Then the original final boss with improved difficulty settings with NO HEALING ITEMS between each of its phases. So this means if you mess up, let your nerves get the better of you and get attacked by the last move? Thats about 20-40 minutes of effort for nothing. Insert rage here.

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** It should be noted, only during 'The True Arena' do you fight [[spoiler:Star Dream Soul OS]], which makes this example even worse due to the fact to even fight this boss, you have to go a boss rush of all the bosses in the game with there improved difficulty settings, though three bonus bosses, [[spoiler:Dark Matter Clone, Queen Sectionia Sectonia Clone & Galatica Galactica Knight]] with limited recovery items, Then then the original final boss with improved difficulty settings with NO HEALING ITEMS between each of its phases. So this means if you mess up, let your nerves get the better of you and get attacked by the last move? Thats That's about 20-40 minutes of effort for nothing. Insert rage here.


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* Every boss at the end of the Cossack and Wily stages (with the exception of Wily 4) in ''VideoGame/Rockman4MinusInfinity'' has one of these when playing on Hard mode.
3rd Feb '18 8:57:20 AM DanteVin
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* The Suicide Psychos in ''VideoGame/Borderlands2''. If you have encountered their Hyperion Counterparts (the EXP Loaders) who instantly explode upon death , these Psychos will instead throw their grenades at your direction just after you killed them.
24th Jan '18 1:24:46 AM Cryoclaste
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* Too many normal enemies and bosses in ''WorldOfWarcraft'' to count. One of the earliest and nastiest were the bat riders in Zul'Gurub, who at low health gave you about 2 seconds warning before exploding for enough damage to kill anyone but a well-equipped (for the time) tank.

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* Too many normal enemies and bosses in ''WorldOfWarcraft'' ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' to count. One of the earliest and nastiest were the bat riders in Zul'Gurub, who at low health gave you about 2 seconds warning before exploding for enough damage to kill anyone but a well-equipped (for the time) tank.
16th Nov '17 8:42:32 PM FRizer
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You're in the middle of a boss fight. It's taken you hours to grind your way up to a certain experience level, fight the enemies that came before the boss room, and fight the boss villain's [[SequentialBoss five other incarnations]]. Now you're at the final incarnation, with only one hit point remaining. Not to worry, you've got just enough health potions. Or so you think.

You whittle down the boss villain's energy, using up every single healing item in your inventory. You use the biggest attack spells you can muster, and the boss finally keels over...

But not before hurling a fireball at you.

Before you can have your victory celebration, the fireball kills you. You die. Game over. And you have to go through all that crap again. From the beginning of the level.

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You're in the middle The kind of a boss fight. It's taken you hours to grind your way up to a certain experience level, fight the enemies move that came before the boss room, and fight the boss villain's [[SequentialBoss five other incarnations]]. Now you're at the final incarnation, with only one hit point remaining. Not to worry, you've got just enough can do when their health potions. Or so you think.

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is depleted. The last thing they can do before they actually die.

Depending of the severity of such attacks, this may easily become a ThatOneAttack that sends all of your efforts
down the boss villain's energy, using up every single healing item in your inventory. You use the biggest attack spells you can muster, and the boss finally keels over...

But not before hurling a fireball at you.

Before you can have your victory celebration, the fireball kills you. You die. Game over. And you have to go through all that crap again. From the beginning
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surviving or avoiding this.



Often done by an ActionBomb. Compare KaizoTrap. See also TakingYouWithMe and LastBreathBullet. The equivalent for the player characters is the DesperationAttack.

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Often done by an ActionBomb. Compare Subtrope of KaizoTrap. See also TakingYouWithMe and LastBreathBullet. The equivalent for the player characters is the DesperationAttack.
3rd Nov '17 2:43:11 AM Enderguy059
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* In the fan-made ''{{Franchise/Halo}}'' [[GameMod custom campaign]], ''VideoGame/SPV3'', Energy Sword-wielding Elite Zealots and Elite Ultras will switch out their weapons when their shields are down and they have taken some damage; Zealots will exchange their sword for the Void's Tear while attempting to pull back into cover, whereas Ultras will pull out an ''[[OhCrap Energy Sword]]'' before bum-rushing the enemy in a fit of rage.
21st Mar '17 10:00:02 AM Valen
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* In ''VideoGame/DarkSouls1'', the Engorged Hollows in the Painted World of Ariamis release a short-range cloud of toxic gases when they die that hang over their corpse. It doesn't damage you directly, but inflicts the hard-to-cure Toxic ailment that rapidly drains your health for several minutes at a time. Fortunately, if you KillItWithFire, they don't release the cloud.
15th Oct '16 9:25:51 PM nombretomado
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* The Orc King in ''FinalFantasyCrystalChronicles'' will run to the center of the arena and start glowing brighter and brighter when he gets low on health, which is your queue to finish him off as quickly as possible or take shelter in the very corners of the room, lest you get wiped out by the massive burst of energy he eventually unleashes.

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* The Orc King in ''FinalFantasyCrystalChronicles'' ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyCrystalChronicles'' will run to the center of the arena and start glowing brighter and brighter when he gets low on health, which is your queue to finish him off as quickly as possible or take shelter in the very corners of the room, lest you get wiped out by the massive burst of energy he eventually unleashes.
20th Aug '16 5:20:39 AM Will-A-Wisp
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** It should be noted, only during 'The True Arena' do you fight [[spoiler:Star Dream Soul OS]], which makes this example even worse due to the fact to even fight this boss, you have to go a boss rush of all the bosses in the game with there improved difficulty settings, though three bonus bosses, [[spoiler:Dark Matter Clone, Queen Sectionia Clone & Galatica Knight]] with limited recovery items, Then the original final boss with improved difficulty settings with NO HEALING ITEMS between each of its phases. So this means if you mess up, let your nerves get the better of you and get attacked by the last move? Thats about 20-40 minutes of effort for nothing. Insert rage here.
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