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25th Jul '16 7:53:18 PM Steven
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In the final battle of ''VideoGame/Diablo III'', Diablo summons a shadow clone of the player when in the [[FinalBossNewDimension Realm of Terror]]. The clone has a random selection of attack skills available to whichever class the player is using at the time, not necessarily the exact skills the player has selected.

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* In the final battle of ''VideoGame/Diablo III'', ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'', Diablo summons a shadow clone of the player when in the [[FinalBossNewDimension Realm of Terror]]. The clone has a random selection of attack skills available to whichever class the player is using at the time, not necessarily the exact skills the player has selected.selected.
* In the early ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' games in the campaign mode, you would usually fight a mirror copy of your selected character using the same exact moves. Sheng Tsun has his own moves, but he can also transform into a random character and potentially transform into your character.
10th Jul '16 7:20:06 AM erforce
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* Nelo Angelo from ''Franchise/DevilMayCry'', a dark knight with the same swordfighting style as Dante, except that he hurls fireballs instead of using guns. He is also treated as a WorthyOpponent by Dante, [[spoiler:and turns out to be his twin brother Vergil]].

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* ''Franchise/DevilMayCry''
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Nelo Angelo from ''Franchise/DevilMayCry'', the [[VideoGame/DevilMayCry first game]], a dark knight with the same swordfighting style as Dante, except that he hurls fireballs instead of using guns. He is also treated as a WorthyOpponent by Dante, [[spoiler:and turns out to be his twin brother Vergil]].



** Vergil, Dante's [[CainAndAbel evil twin brother]] from ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry3''. [[spoiler:Yes, the same one who becomes Nelo Angelo.]] He is one of the game's main antagonists, and is an equivalent of Dante in almost every way; not only does he have his own [[SuperMode Devil Trigger]] form, he also [[PowerCopying turns Beowulf into a weapon]] like Dante does to the other bosses.

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** Vergil, Dante's [[CainAndAbel evil twin brother]] from ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry3''.''VideoGame/DevilMayCry3DantesAwakening''. [[spoiler:Yes, the same one who becomes Nelo Angelo.]] He is one of the game's main antagonists, and is an equivalent of Dante in almost every way; not only does he have his own [[SuperMode Devil Trigger]] form, he also [[PowerCopying turns Beowulf into a weapon]] like Dante does to the other bosses.



** [[spoiler:Liquid Ocelot]] from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'' engages the player in a close combat based fight at the end.

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** [[spoiler:Liquid Ocelot]] from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'' ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'' engages the player in a close combat based fight at the end.



* In the PSP version of ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny2'', if you go into the BonusDungeon, after a few floors you meet the first miniboss... [[spoiler: Leon Magnus.]] Since [[spoiler: the ''real'' Leon Magnus is already in your party]], the fight becomes this if you use him. [[spoiler: The fake]] has a few different abilities when it comes to spells, but otherwise plays almost the same as [[spoiler: Judas.]]
* [[AntiVillain Asch]] of ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' is this to Luke, with very good reason -- [[spoiler:[[CloningBlues Luke is his clone]]]]. Indeed, in Luke's clashes with him (which are, of course, DuelBoss Fights), he has most of the same skills that Luke does -- the only major difference in ability is the fact that Asch can cast spells and his [[LimitBreak Mystic Arte]] is different, though functionally similar.
** Most of the other Six God Generals count as well, though to what extent varies from general to general.
** The cameo battle plays this brilliantly. [[VideoGame/TalesOfEternia Reid]] to Luke/Guy. [[VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia Mint]] to Tear/Natalia. [[VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny Philia]] to Jade. [[VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny2 Nanaly]] to Anise/Natalia. All at once. There's a reason why it's considered by some to be the [[Awesome/BossesTalesSeries best boss battle in the series]].
* In the second half of ''VideoGame/TalesOfLegendia'', the majority of the non-monster bosses are shadow versions of your party members who can use all of their respective artes, but have the added benefits of flinch resistance, and in the case of the magic users, quick or instant casting on their spells.
* The bonus boss of ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia'' copies the fighting styles of your party members, first imitating Alvin, then duplicating himself and imitating Leia and Rowen, then duplicating himself once more to imitate Jude, Milla, and Elise.
* Played completely straight in ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia2'' with [[spoiler: Victor]], who's an AlternateSelf of [[spoiler: Ludger]] and has access to every trick in his arsenal (Including ones you might not have learned yet). You also fight shadow versions of your party members in the bonus dungeon, who despite facing you solo are extremely threatening due to their drastically increased stats.

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* ''Franchise/TalesSeries''
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In the PSP version of ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny2'', if you go into the BonusDungeon, after a few floors you meet the first miniboss... [[spoiler: Leon Magnus.]] Since [[spoiler: the ''real'' Leon Magnus is already in your party]], the fight becomes this if you use him. [[spoiler: The fake]] has a few different abilities when it comes to spells, but otherwise plays almost the same as [[spoiler: Judas.]]
* ** [[AntiVillain Asch]] of ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' is this to Luke, with very good reason -- [[spoiler:[[CloningBlues Luke is his clone]]]]. Indeed, in Luke's clashes with him (which are, of course, DuelBoss Fights), he has most of the same skills that Luke does -- the only major difference in ability is the fact that Asch can cast spells and his [[LimitBreak Mystic Arte]] is different, though functionally similar.
** *** Most of the other Six God Generals count as well, though to what extent varies from general to general.
** *** The cameo battle plays this brilliantly. [[VideoGame/TalesOfEternia Reid]] to Luke/Guy. [[VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia Mint]] to Tear/Natalia. [[VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny Philia]] to Jade. [[VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny2 Nanaly]] to Anise/Natalia. All at once. There's a reason why it's considered by some to be the [[Awesome/BossesTalesSeries best boss battle in the series]].
* ** In the second half of ''VideoGame/TalesOfLegendia'', the majority of the non-monster bosses are shadow versions of your party members who can use all of their respective artes, but have the added benefits of flinch resistance, and in the case of the magic users, quick or instant casting on their spells.
* ** The bonus boss of ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia'' copies the fighting styles of your party members, first imitating Alvin, then duplicating himself and imitating Leia and Rowen, then duplicating himself once more to imitate Jude, Milla, and Elise.
* ** Played completely straight in ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia2'' with [[spoiler: Victor]], who's an AlternateSelf of [[spoiler: Ludger]] and has access to every trick in his arsenal (Including ones you might not have learned yet). You also fight shadow versions of your party members in the bonus dungeon, who despite facing you solo are extremely threatening due to their drastically increased stats.
25th Jun '16 9:53:27 PM nombretomado
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** Played with in ''BaldursGate II'', where your initial boss fight with [[spoiler:Irenicus]] has him cast a "Summon Clones" spell which doubles your party members as hostiles, only without equipment or spells (so -- harmless, really).

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** Played with in ''BaldursGate II'', ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII'', where your initial boss fight with [[spoiler:Irenicus]] has him cast a "Summon Clones" spell which doubles your party members as hostiles, only without equipment or spells (so -- harmless, really).
13th Jun '16 1:11:37 PM WillKeaton
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* Star Wolf in ''VideoGame/StarFox64''. Unlike the large bosses encountered elsewhere in the game, Star Wolf comes down to your own level in an attempt to beat you at your own game, flying ultra-advanced fighter craft not unlike your own Arwings. And they seem to do a pretty good job of it, as each Star Wolf member seems to beat his Star Fox counterpart more often than not unless the player is there to save his teammates.

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* Star Wolf in ''VideoGame/StarFox64''. Unlike the large bosses encountered elsewhere in the game, Star Wolf comes down to your own level in an attempt to beat you at your own game, flying ultra-advanced fighter craft not unlike your own Arwings. And they seem to do a pretty good job of it, as each Star Wolf member seems to beat his Star Fox counterpart more often than not unless the player is there to save his their teammates.
30th May '16 5:51:34 PM AmbushBugbear
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In the final battle of ''VideoGame/Diablo III'', Diablo summons a shadow clone of the player when in the [[FinalBossNewDimension Realm of Terror]]. The clone has a random selection of attack skills available to whichever class the player is using at the time, not necessarily the exact skills the player has selected.
8th May '16 12:45:24 PM Steven
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' has a few bosses that are essentially the classes players use (Thamatuge, Archer, Lancer, etc) and can use the same skills as the player can. However, some of the boss characters will use skills that are unique to them and can't be used by the players.

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' has ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'':
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a few bosses that are essentially the classes players use (Thamatuge, Archer, Lancer, etc) and can use the same skills as the player can. However, some of the boss characters will use skills that are unique to them and can't be used by the players.players.
** This becomes the high point in the level 50 Dark Knight job quest with some foreshadowing leading up to it. [[spoiler: Fray, your companion throughout the Dark Knight job quests, isn't really Fray at all. Instead, they're a manifestation of your dark persona that is composed of your frustrations, anger, exhaustion, and just plain bitterness of always having to play the hero to the realm and getting nothing in return beyond a thank you. Your darker side fights you to gain complete control over you since you refuse to give in to them and they use the same exact techniques you use as a Dark Knight while also having some unique abilities of their own.]]
30th Apr '16 1:25:52 AM DarkHunter
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* In ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'', [[spoiler: the Soul of Cinder is a composite of Gwyn and every Lord of Cinder who followed him, including the protagonists of the first two games. So it's only natural that he fights just like a player character in his first phase, using spells, miracles, pyromancies, abilities, and even tactics that veteran players will instantly recognize. In his second phase, he trades this out for a more powerful version of Gwyn's moveset.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'', [[spoiler: the Soul of Cinder is a composite of Gwyn and every Lord of Cinder who followed him, including the protagonists of the first two games. So it's only natural that he fights just like a player character in his first phase, using spells, miracles, pyromancies, abilities, and even tactics that veteran players will instantly recognize. In fact, the Soul of Cinder does very little that the player cannot do themselves, if they have the proper equipment and spells attuned, although some of the Soul's variants of the techniques are more powerful versions of what the player has access to.In his second phase, he trades this out for a more powerful version of Gwyn's moveset.]]
25th Apr '16 11:40:54 AM Quanyails
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* A slight variation in ''StarTrekThe25thAnniversary'', where the final boss is a copy of the ''Enterprise'' but with plasma cannons and two escorts that show up about a minute into the fight.

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* A slight variation in ''StarTrekThe25thAnniversary'', ''VideoGame/{{Star Trek The 25th Anniversary}}'', where the final boss is a copy of the ''Enterprise'' but with plasma cannons and two escorts that show up about a minute into the fight.
25th Apr '16 11:38:48 AM Quanyails
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** Terra's final boss in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'' exclusively uses Terra's own moves against him. His best moves, like Quake and Meteor, Chaos Blade, and the like, and his two best Shotlocks: Dark Salvo and [[{{BFG}} Ultima Cannon]]. He can even go into Command Styles that Terra is able to use -- specifically, Dark Impulse. He can even do things that normally only the player characters can do, like dash, block, counterattack, and ''[heal himself with Cure spells'' (he even chuckles when he whips that one out). This is all handily explained by the fact that [[spoiler:Terra's final boss is ''Terra himself''. Specifically, it's Master Xehanort after having [[GrandTheftMe taken over Terra's body]]. You play as Terra's cast-off armor, which has [[AnimatedArmor risen up to fight]] under the influence of Terra's memories.]]

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** Terra's final boss in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'' exclusively uses Terra's own moves against him. His best moves, like Quake and Meteor, Chaos Blade, and the like, and his two best Shotlocks: Dark Salvo and [[{{BFG}} Ultima Cannon]]. He can even go into Command Styles that Terra is able to use -- specifically, Dark Impulse. He can even do things that normally only the player characters can do, like dash, block, counterattack, and ''[heal ''heal himself with Cure spells'' (he even chuckles when he whips that one out). This is all handily explained by the fact that [[spoiler:Terra's final boss is ''Terra himself''. Specifically, it's Master Xehanort after having [[GrandTheftMe taken over Terra's body]]. You play as Terra's cast-off armor, which has [[AnimatedArmor risen up to fight]] under the influence of Terra's memories.]]
10th Apr '16 6:27:25 PM MrUnderhill
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* In ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'', [[spoiler: the Soul of Cinder is a composite of Gwyn and every Lord of Cinder who followed him, including the protagonists of the first two games. So it's only natural that he fights just like a player character in his first phase, using spells, miracles, pyromancies, abilities, and even tactics that veteran players will instantly recognize. In his second phase, he trades this out for a more powerful version of Gwyn's moveset.]]
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