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25th May '17 2:00:16 PM HeroicJay
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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' has a variation. The normal path normally has a penultimate boss followed by the final boss. But if you see it more than once in a row, without seeing either of the other endings, the expected final boss will be skipped [[spoiler:because Flowey knows when you reset, and knows he'll just lose again, so he doesn't bother to fight you. Seeing one of the other endings allows a "True Reset", which wipes Flowey's memories; the neutral ending does not grant this option]]. There's still ''a'' final boss... it's just what would normally be the penultimate boss.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' has a variation. The normal path normally has a penultimate boss followed by the final boss. But if you see it play this path more than once in a row, without seeing either of the other endings, the expected final boss will be skipped [[spoiler:because Flowey knows when you reset, and knows he'll just lose again, so he doesn't bother to fight you. Seeing one of the other endings allows a "True Reset", which wipes Flowey's memories; the neutral ending does not grant this option]]. There's still ''a'' final boss... it's just what would normally be the penultimate boss.
25th May '17 1:59:42 PM HeroicJay
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* ''VideoGame/Undertale'' has a variation. The normal path normally has a penultimate boss followed by the final boss. But if you see it more than once in a row, without seeing either of the other endings, the expected final boss will be skipped [[spoiler:because Flowey knows when you reset, and knows he'll just lose again, so he doesn't bother to fight you. Seeing one of the other endings allows a "True Reset", which wipes Flowey's memories; the neutral ending does not grant this option]]. There's still ''a'' final boss... it's just what would normally be the penultimate boss.

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* ''VideoGame/Undertale'' ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' has a variation. The normal path normally has a penultimate boss followed by the final boss. But if you see it more than once in a row, without seeing either of the other endings, the expected final boss will be skipped [[spoiler:because Flowey knows when you reset, and knows he'll just lose again, so he doesn't bother to fight you. Seeing one of the other endings allows a "True Reset", which wipes Flowey's memories; the neutral ending does not grant this option]]. There's still ''a'' final boss... it's just what would normally be the penultimate boss.
25th May '17 1:59:14 PM HeroicJay
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* ''VideoGame/Undertale'' has a variation. The normal path normally has a penultimate boss followed by the final boss. But if you see it more than once in a row, without seeing either of the other endings, the expected final boss will be skipped [[spoiler:because Flowey knows when you reset, and knows he'll just lose again, so he doesn't bother to fight you. Seeing one of the other endings allows a "True Reset", which wipes Flowey's memories; the neutral ending does not grant this option]]. There's still ''a'' final boss... it's just what would normally be the penultimate boss.
21st Apr '17 10:05:38 PM Delphi
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* The UFO endings for the ''Franchise/SilentHill'' games do this. However, that may be because they are joke endings.

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* The UFO endings for the ''Franchise/SilentHill'' games do this. However, that may be because they are joke endings.endings (and usually take place less than halfway through the game).
2nd Apr '17 9:28:46 AM nombretomado
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* The [[HarderThanHard Trauma]] mode ending from ''{{Painkiller}}'' skips the game's final chapter (including the final boss) entirely, and instead gives you a genuinely happy ending where Daniel gets let into Heaven to reunite with his wife.
* The Good Cop endgame of ''TrueCrimeNewYorkCity'' has no final boss, just a subway chase that ends with TheMole[=/=]BigBad dying in a cutscene. In contrast, the Bad Cop endgame has a final punchout against your {{Jerkass}} boss Captain Navarro.

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* The [[HarderThanHard Trauma]] mode ending from ''{{Painkiller}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Painkiller}}'' skips the game's final chapter (including the final boss) entirely, and instead gives you a genuinely happy ending where Daniel gets let into Heaven to reunite with his wife.
* The Good Cop endgame of ''TrueCrimeNewYorkCity'' ''VideoGame/TrueCrimeNewYorkCity'' has no final boss, just a subway chase that ends with TheMole[=/=]BigBad dying in a cutscene. In contrast, the Bad Cop endgame has a final punchout against your {{Jerkass}} boss Captain Navarro.
22nd Mar '17 10:34:59 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* ''VideoGame/RazingStorm''[='=]s final stage and FinalBoss require you to successfully complete the final segment of Stage 3, which has you defending the bridge you're standing on from a [[TakingYouWithMe last-ditch]] MacrossMissileMassacre by the [[SpiderTank giant mecha spider]] you've been fighting. If the bridge is destroyed, the game ends immediately, with no opportunity to continue.

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* ''VideoGame/RazingStorm''[='=]s final stage and FinalBoss require you to successfully complete the final segment of Stage 3, which has you defending the bridge you're standing on from a [[TakingYouWithMe last-ditch]] MacrossMissileMassacre by the [[SpiderTank giant mecha spider]] you've been fighting. If the bridge is destroyed, the game ends immediately, with no opportunity to continue. While Stage 4 is presented as a "bonus stage", the fact that you don't qualify for the high score table if you don't access and complete it makes the Stage 4 boss fall under this trope.
4th Mar '17 4:50:35 AM WillyFourEyes
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* There's two actually two contenders for the final boss of ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 1}}'' (The Master and the Lieutenant) depending on whether you tackle the Cathedral or the Military Base last, but fights with either of them can be skipped by sneaking in and blowing up the buildings they're in (or in The Master's case, [[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath convincing him that his entire plan is futile and causing him to commit suicide]].)

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* There's two actually two contenders for the final boss of ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 1}}'' (The Master and the Lieutenant) depending on whether you tackle the Cathedral or the Military Base last, but fights with either of them can be skipped by sneaking in and blowing up the buildings they're in (or in The Master's case, [[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath convincing him that his entire plan is futile and causing him to commit suicide]].)



* ''VideoGame/RazingStorm''[='=]s final stage and FinalBoss require you to successfully complete the final segment of Stage 3, which has you defending the bridge you're standing on from a [[TakingYouWithme last-ditch]] MacrossMissileMassacre by the giant mecha spider you've been fighting. If the bridge is destroyed, the game ends immediately, with no opportunity to continue.

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* ''VideoGame/RazingStorm''[='=]s final stage and FinalBoss require you to successfully complete the final segment of Stage 3, which has you defending the bridge you're standing on from a [[TakingYouWithme [[TakingYouWithMe last-ditch]] MacrossMissileMassacre by the [[SpiderTank giant mecha spider spider]] you've been fighting. If the bridge is destroyed, the game ends immediately, with no opportunity to continue.


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* Should you make it to the end of ''VideoGame/RomancingWalker'' without a high enough relationship with anyone in your BattleHarem, you have no choice but to retreat and wait as the FinalBoss [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt destroys the universe]]. You can also trigger the same NonstandardGameOver if you ''do'' have a high enough relationship with any of your partners, but decide to leave the Astral Plane anyway.
* ''VideoGame/GalGun: Double Peace'' locks you out of a final boss battle if you don't have a good enough relationship with your chosen love interest by the end of the second-to-last stage.
15th Nov '16 2:30:04 AM LucaEarlgrey
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** In ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIVApocalypse'', it's the ''Law and Chaos'' paths that lead to this trope. [[spoiler:On Law, Lucifer becomes the FinalBoss and immediately afterwards you get an ending similar to ''IV''[='=]s Law ending, with Tokyo being sucked into a black hole and Mikado being ushered into an era of peace, though with the caveat that Flynn is still at large. On Chaos, with Merkabah already dead, you get an ending similar to ''IV''[='=]s Chaos ending, Lucifer crowns you the new king of Tokyo and Mikado in a society where MightMakesRight and both cities run ablaze with eternal individual warfare, though he also tasks you with eventually defeating Flynn to complete the picture.]] Either way, [[spoiler:you don't get to enter the Cosmic Egg, you don't get to kill the Divine Powers for real, and you don't get to fight the real FinalBoss, YHVH.]]

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** In ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIVApocalypse'', it's the ''Law and Chaos'' paths that lead to this trope. [[spoiler:On Law, Lucifer becomes the FinalBoss and immediately afterwards you get an ending similar to ''IV''[='=]s Law ending, with Tokyo being sucked into a black hole and Mikado being ushered into an era of peace, though with the caveat that Flynn is still at large. On Chaos, with Merkabah already dead, you get an ending similar to ''IV''[='=]s Chaos ending, in which Lucifer crowns you the new king of Tokyo and Mikado in a society where MightMakesRight and both cities run ablaze with eternal individual warfare, though he also tasks you with eventually defeating Flynn to complete the picture.]] Either way, [[spoiler:you don't get to enter the Cosmic Egg, you don't get to kill the Divine Powers for real, and you don't get to fight the real FinalBoss, YHVH.]]
15th Nov '16 2:29:35 AM LucaEarlgrey
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** In ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIVApocalypse'', it's the ''Law and Chaos'' endings that lead to this trope. [[spoiler:On Law, Lucifer becomes the FinalBoss and immediately afterwards you get an ending similar to ''IV''[='=]s Law ending, with Tokyo being sucked into a black hole and Mikado being ushered into an era of peace, though with the caveat that Flynn is still at large. On Chaos, with Merkabah already dead, you get an ending similar to ''IV''[='=]s Chaos ending, Lucifer crowns you the new king of Tokyo and Mikado in a society where MightMakesRight and both cities run ablaze with eternal individual warfare, though he also tasks you with eventually defeating Flynn to complete the picture.]] Either way, [[spoiler:you don't get to enter the Cosmic Egg, you don't get to kill the Divine Powers for real, and you don't get to fight the real FinalBoss, YHVH.]]

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** In ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIVApocalypse'', it's the ''Law and Chaos'' endings paths that lead to this trope. [[spoiler:On Law, Lucifer becomes the FinalBoss and immediately afterwards you get an ending similar to ''IV''[='=]s Law ending, with Tokyo being sucked into a black hole and Mikado being ushered into an era of peace, though with the caveat that Flynn is still at large. On Chaos, with Merkabah already dead, you get an ending similar to ''IV''[='=]s Chaos ending, Lucifer crowns you the new king of Tokyo and Mikado in a society where MightMakesRight and both cities run ablaze with eternal individual warfare, though he also tasks you with eventually defeating Flynn to complete the picture.]] Either way, [[spoiler:you don't get to enter the Cosmic Egg, you don't get to kill the Divine Powers for real, and you don't get to fight the real FinalBoss, YHVH.]]
15th Nov '16 2:27:13 AM LucaEarlgrey
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** In ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIVApocalypse'', it's the ''Law and Chaos'' endings that lead to this trope. [[spoiler:On Law, Lucifer becomes the FinalBoss and immediately afterwards you get an ending similar to ''IV''[='=]s. On Chaos, with Merkabah already dead, Lucifer crowns you the new king of Tokyo and Mikado in a society where MightMakesRight and both cities run ablaze with eternal individual warfare.]] Either way, [[spoiler:you don't get to enter the Cosmic Egg, you don't get to kill the Divine Powers for real, and you don't get to fight the real FinalBoss, YHVH.]]

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** In ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIVApocalypse'', it's the ''Law and Chaos'' endings that lead to this trope. [[spoiler:On Law, Lucifer becomes the FinalBoss and immediately afterwards you get an ending similar to ''IV''[='=]s. ''IV''[='=]s Law ending, with Tokyo being sucked into a black hole and Mikado being ushered into an era of peace, though with the caveat that Flynn is still at large. On Chaos, with Merkabah already dead, you get an ending similar to ''IV''[='=]s Chaos ending, Lucifer crowns you the new king of Tokyo and Mikado in a society where MightMakesRight and both cities run ablaze with eternal individual warfare.warfare, though he also tasks you with eventually defeating Flynn to complete the picture.]] Either way, [[spoiler:you don't get to enter the Cosmic Egg, you don't get to kill the Divine Powers for real, and you don't get to fight the real FinalBoss, YHVH.]]
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