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27th May '16 8:44:54 PM rjd1922
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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' has the Fierce Deity Mask, and to a lesser extent, the Giant's Mask, which [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin turn Link into some kind of war god and a giant, respectively]]. The first is optional, requires you to have found every other mask in the game, and is found in the room before the final boss (though you can use it in rematches against the other bosses, for [[CurbstompBattle stress]] [[HilarityEnsues relief]]). The latter must be acquired to progress but not necessary to defeat the boss, though it certainly makes the battle more [[{{Kaiju}} fair]].

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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' has the Fierce Deity Mask, and to a lesser extent, the Giant's Mask, which [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin turn Link into some kind of war god and a giant, respectively]]. The first is optional, requires you to have found every other mask in the game, and is found in the room before the final boss (though you can use it in rematches against the other bosses, for [[CurbstompBattle stress]] [[HilarityEnsues relief]]). The latter must be acquired to progress but is not necessary to defeat the boss, though it certainly makes the battle more [[{{Kaiju}} fair]].
12th May '16 9:26:57 AM LunarianBlightNight
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** On top of this there is an attack called Costly Punch. Under certain conditions it can do the max amount of damage which is 99,999 making the BonusBoss a joke.

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** On top of this there is an attack called Costly Punch. Under certain conditions it can do the max amount of damage which is 99,999 making the BonusBoss a joke.
12th May '16 9:22:14 AM LunarianBlightNight
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**On top of this there is an attack called Costly Punch. Under certain conditions it can do the max amount of damage which is 99,999 making the BonusBoss a joke.
6th May '16 10:46:29 AM GentlemensDame883
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** The Stealth Bomber is unlocked as late as the Giant Death Robot and, unlike its predecessor, cannot be based on carriers. However, in addition to its immense power, it has incredible range and is immune to AntiAir, meaning that anyone on the wrong end has to scramble to destroy it on the ground or else die.

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** The Stealth Bomber is unlocked as late as the Giant Death Robot and, unlike its predecessor, cannot be based on carriers. However, in addition to its immense power, it has incredible range and is immune to AntiAir, meaning that anyone on the wrong end has to scramble to destroy it on the ground by taking the basing city, or else die.
6th May '16 10:45:24 AM GentlemensDame883
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* The Giant Death Robot in ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}} V'' is only unlocked so far down the tech tree that it's possible to win a match without ever researching the requisite technology. However, if you do manage to get it into production, you have the strongest unit in the whole game, which is a OneManArmy even with a penalty against cities and no defensive terrain bonuses.

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* The Giant Death Robot in ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}} V'' V'':
** The Giant Death Robot
is only unlocked so far down the tech tree that it's possible to win a match without ever researching the requisite technology. However, if you do manage to get it into production, you have the strongest unit in the whole game, which is a OneManArmy even with a penalty against cities and no defensive terrain bonuses.bonuses.
** The Stealth Bomber is unlocked as late as the Giant Death Robot and, unlike its predecessor, cannot be based on carriers. However, in addition to its immense power, it has incredible range and is immune to AntiAir, meaning that anyone on the wrong end has to scramble to destroy it on the ground or else die.
17th Apr '16 2:34:25 AM PeppermintTwist
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* [[InfinityPlusOneSword Your reward]] for beating every track in [[NewGamePlus Mirror Mode]] in ''VideoGame/SnowboardKids 2'' is the right to use the Dragon Board, a board with maximum speed and airtime that also permanently has a [[NitroBoost Rocket Booster]] and Wings attached to it. Its sole reason for existing is to make the tracks ''way'' more fun, since with the Dragon Board, you can practically ''fly'' across them.
16th Apr '16 3:56:49 PM SSJMagus
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* Gadwin from the first ''VideoGame/{{Grandia}}'' game, who starts a good fifteen to twenty levels above you and stays in your party for a surprisingly long time. Justin can even learn his ultimate attack if you put enough points into Fire and Earth magic.

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* Gadwin from the first ''VideoGame/{{Grandia}}'' game, who starts a good fifteen to twenty levels above you and stays in your party for a surprisingly long time. Justin can even learn his ultimate attack if you put enough points into Fire and Earth magic. Gadwin is however only overpowered for the portion of the game that he joins up; by the endgame Justin will be ''even stronger'' [[LightningBruiser and faster to boot]].



* Several characters in the various ''[[VideoGame/DynastyWarriors Warriors]]'' games, usually noted as having really BEEN badass in reality. In ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'', Lu Bu is always vastly more powerful than any of the other fighters (In [=DW6=], he gets his own campaign where he kicks the collective ass of Ancient China. Then all the noteable fighters who are already dead come back to life just to get another shot at him, and he STILL beats them all.) In ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors'', there's Miyamoto Musashi, legendary master of DualWielding [[KatanasAreJustBetter Katanas]], who is significantly more fearsome than any of his contemporaries. And in ''WarriorsOrochi'', well, basically every member of the 'Orochi Party'. Da Ji, Himiko, Sun Wukong, Kiyomori Taira, and of course, Orochi himself, who has abilities generally above those of mere mortals. [[spoiler:And then there's Orochi Z, who's even MORE overpowered.]]
** Though it's quite notable that Lu Bu seldom actually is overpowered. Yes, his stats are great, and he's easy to use... but he's not as invincible as Ma Chao is on a horse in most Dynasty Warriors games(without taking acount its lack of damage in higher difficulty). In the Orochi games, he seldom ranks in the top ten- in fact, he was in the bottom fifteen in the first game, with Diao Chan being the by far best character. In the second game, EVERYONE is broken with Almighty.

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* Several characters in the various ''[[VideoGame/DynastyWarriors Warriors]]'' games, usually noted as having really BEEN badass in reality. In ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'', Lu Bu is always vastly more powerful than any of the other fighters (In [=DW6=], he gets his own campaign where he kicks the collective ass of Ancient China. Then all the noteable fighters who are already dead come back to life just to get another shot at him, and he STILL beats them all.) In ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors'', there's Miyamoto Musashi, legendary master of DualWielding [[KatanasAreJustBetter Katanas]], who is significantly more fearsome than any of his contemporaries. contemporaries And in ''WarriorsOrochi'', well, basically every member of the 'Orochi Party'. Da Ji, Himiko, Sun Wukong, Kiyomori Taira, and of course, Orochi himself, who has abilities generally above those of mere mortals. [[spoiler:And then there's Orochi Z, who's even MORE overpowered.]]
** Though it's quite notable that Lu Bu seldom actually is overpowered. Yes, his stats are great, and he's easy to use... but he's not as invincible as Ma Chao is on a horse in most Dynasty Warriors games(without games (without taking acount account its lack of damage in higher difficulty). In the Orochi games, he seldom ranks in the top ten- in fact, he was in the bottom fifteen in the first game, with Diao Chan being the by far best character. In the second game, EVERYONE is broken with Almighty.



* ''DragonQuest 4: Chapters of the Chosen'' lets you play as [[spoiler:Psaro]] when you beat the game once, then backtrack to get a certain item and perform a certain event, then reach the place where you defeated him the first time. He joins your party at a starting level of 35, not so impressive sounding considering you should be level 45-50 when you beat the game... and yet he still manages to outperform your party at every turn. He also learns many powerful skills when leveled up, many of which weren't initially seen until the latter games in the series.
** In ''Dragon Quest 5'', Pankraz, your father, demonstrates his strength when following him in the world map in the beginning of the game and in a later dungeon. You're also awarded with exp. He later becomes less physically dominating: he's level 20 and has good equipment (including his awesome sword), but you're doing damage almost on par with him at level 12, and your HP is getting close to his at that level as well. You'll never get to make two moves per turn like he does, though.

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* ''DragonQuest 4: ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIV: Chapters of the Chosen'' lets you play as [[spoiler:Psaro]] when you beat the game once, then backtrack to get a certain item and perform a certain event, then reach the place where you defeated him the first time. He joins your party at a starting level of 35, not so impressive sounding considering you should be level 45-50 when you beat the game... and yet he still manages to outperform your party at every turn. He also learns many powerful skills when leveled up, many of which weren't initially seen until the latter games in the series.
series. Which makes perfect sense, given that [[spoiler:you've just recruited ''the (former) BigBad'', an infamously NintendoHard MarathonBoss, into your party]].
** In ''Dragon Quest 5'', ''VideoGame/DragonQuestV'', Pankraz, your father, demonstrates his strength when following him in the world map in the beginning of the game and in a later dungeon. You're also awarded with exp. He later becomes less physically dominating: he's level 20 and has good equipment (including his awesome sword), but you're doing damage almost on par with him at level 12, and your HP is getting close to his at that level as well. You'll never get to make two moves per turn like he does, though.
29th Feb '16 1:58:52 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Everything'' in ''CommandAndConquerRedAlert3 Uprising'', which is why there's no multiplayer mode. The grand prize probably goes to the Rising Sun Gigafortress: a massive, self-aware battleship with several battleship guns and several rocket pods (each as powerful as a separate unit in their own right) that can transform into a flying artillery piece that takes out everything.

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* ''Everything'' in ''CommandAndConquerRedAlert3 ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3 Uprising'', which is why there's no multiplayer mode. The grand prize probably goes to the Rising Sun Gigafortress: a massive, self-aware battleship with several battleship guns and several rocket pods (each as powerful as a separate unit in their own right) that can transform into a flying artillery piece that takes out everything.
26th Feb '16 5:30:41 AM MegaMarioMan
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* Mario's [[NewSuperMarioBros2 Gold Flower]] power-up. While his speed, strength, etc. is still normal, the fireballs are ridiculously powerful. They can take out ''any'' enemy, including bosses, in one hit; give Mario a ton of coins; and even turn blocks near where they hit into coins.

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* Mario's [[NewSuperMarioBros2 [[VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBros2 Gold Flower]] power-up. While his speed, strength, etc. is still normal, the fireballs are ridiculously powerful. They can take out ''any'' enemy, including bosses, in one hit; give Mario a ton of coins; and even turn blocks near where they hit into coins.
23rd Feb '16 6:00:10 AM MegaMarioMan
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* The RYNO (Rip Ya a New One) missile launchers of ''RatchetAndClank'' fame. Overpowered? [[InfinityPlusOneSword Hell yeah!]] But they're far from cheap - and in ''Future'' series, [[SideQuest you have to find the blueprints first]]. [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Omega RYNO 4-Ever]] even comes with warning label stating that usage might [[InvincibleHero make the game no longer fun]].

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* The RYNO (Rip Ya a New One) missile launchers weapon series of ''RatchetAndClank'' ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'' fame. Overpowered? [[InfinityPlusOneSword Hell yeah!]] But they're far from cheap - and in the ''Future'' series, [[SideQuest you have to find the blueprints first]]. [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Omega RYNO 4-Ever]] even comes with a warning label stating that usage might [[InvincibleHero make the game no longer fun]].fun]].
-->''The RYNO 4-Ever had been declared a myth by the Galactic Society of Implausible Weapon Designs. Rumors had persisted on the Holo-Web that this upgrade to the R.Y.N.O IV was theoretically possible, but the subject was so controversial that merely mentioning it made a person become grounded for six months in an intergalactic penitentiary. If you heard any information about the RYNO 4-Ever, let alone encounter the actual weapon itself, you were advised to cover your eyes and ears and loudly hum show tunes of your choice. This weapon, should it even exist, was far too dangerous, illegal and downright gameplay destabilizing to ever be used. Ever. We mean it.''
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