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* Two of the bosses in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'', Army Dillo and Dogadon, are fought twice each, their rematches giving more powerful and harder battles. Also, two bosses in the original ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' return later, slightly faster and more difficult, but otherwise near exactly the same.
* Deadeye Joe in ''[[VideoGame/{{Contra}} Contra: Hard Corps]]'', depending on whether the player chooses to pursue him at the end of the first stage or not.

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* Two of the bosses in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'', Army Dillo and Dogadon, are fought twice each, their rematches giving more powerful and harder battles. Also, two bosses in the original ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry1'' return later, slightly faster and more difficult, but otherwise near exactly the same.
* Deadeye Joe in ''[[VideoGame/{{Contra}} Contra: Hard Corps]]'', ''VideoGame/ContraHardCorps'', depending on whether the player chooses to pursue him at the end of the first stage or not.



* Weasleby in ''HenryHatsworthInThePuzzlingAdventure''. He even has two different battle themes.

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* Weasleby in ''HenryHatsworthInThePuzzlingAdventure''.''VideoGame/HenryHatsworthInThePuzzlingAdventure''. He even has two different battle themes.



* Arma in ''[[VideoGame/GargoylesQuest Demon's Crest]]'', who Firebrand fights three times, each time dropping a different crest as a reward.

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* Arma in ''[[VideoGame/GargoylesQuest Demon's Crest]]'', ''VideoGame/DemonsCrest'', who Firebrand fights three times, each time dropping a different crest as a reward.



* Klungo in ''[[VideoGame/BanjoKazooie Banjo-Tooie]]'' is fought a total of three times: immediately after leaving the "training" level and entering the hub, a second time roughly halfway through the game, and a third right as the player enters the lair of the BigBad. As is par for the course in this game, the recurrence is Lampshaded by Banjo and Kazooie.

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* Klungo in ''[[VideoGame/BanjoKazooie Banjo-Tooie]]'' ''VideoGame/BanjoTooie'' is fought a total of three times: immediately after leaving the "training" level and entering the hub, a second time roughly halfway through the game, and a third right as the player enters the lair of the BigBad. As is par for the course in this game, the recurrence is Lampshaded by Banjo and Kazooie.
29th May '16 6:42:44 PM nombretomado
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** Also in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'', [[spoiler:Gaffgarion is fought three times; the first time, he turns on you in the beginning of the battle, the second is a normal fight, and the third time is a pseudo-DuelBoss (you have can still use allies in the fight, but they're trapped in another area until you use a switch to open a gate)]]. In [[UpdatedRerelease War of the Lions]], Argath (Algus in the PS1 version) appears a second time late in the third chapter. Most of the Temple Knights, [[spoiler:Elmdor]], Celia, and Lede are all also fought twice.

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** Also in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'', [[spoiler:Gaffgarion is fought three times; the first time, he turns on you in the beginning of the battle, the second is a normal fight, and the third time is a pseudo-DuelBoss (you have can still use allies in the fight, but they're trapped in another area until you use a switch to open a gate)]]. In [[UpdatedRerelease War of the Lions]], Argath (Algus in the PS1 [=PS1=] version) appears a second time late in the third chapter. Most of the Temple Knights, [[spoiler:Elmdor]], Celia, and Lede are all also fought twice.
11th May '16 12:18:44 PM Kadorhal
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** Boba Fett himself appears as a boss in both the original ''VideoGame/Dark Forces'' and a late-game BossOnlyLevel of ''Jedi Academy''.

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** Boba Fett himself appears as a boss in both the original ''VideoGame/Dark Forces'' ''VideoGame/DarkForces'' and a late-game BossOnlyLevel of ''Jedi Academy''.
9th May '16 3:31:25 PM Kadorhal
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** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening'', A Stalfos {{miniboss}} in the Catfish's Maw dungeon is the first variety. After you've defeated him once, he seems to become terrified of you, despite popping up to fight you again and again. At one point he steals the dungeon treasure from its chest and leaves a note in its place. You have to kill him to get it.

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** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening'', A Stalfos {{miniboss}} in the Catfish's Maw dungeon is the first variety. After you've defeated him once, he seems to become terrified of you, despite popping up to fight you again and again.flees. At one point he steals the dungeon treasure from its chest and leaves a note in its place. You have to kill search out three more rooms like the one he was originally fought in and take him on three more times; the first two end the same way, with him fleeing in terror, before the final fight has him finally decide to get it.fight to the end. Once you beat him the fourth time he drops the dungeon treasure.



* Pierre [=DuPont=] in '''VideoGame/TombRaider'' shows up frequently in the Greece/Rome levels to shoot at Lara. He cannot be killed until his last appearance; before that he can take an infinite number of bullets. Lara, on the other hand, cannot.

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* Pierre [=DuPont=] in '''VideoGame/TombRaider'' ''VideoGame/TombRaider'' shows up frequently in the Greece/Rome levels to shoot at Lara. He cannot be killed until his last appearance; before that he can take an infinite number of bullets. Lara, on the other hand, cannot.cannot, so you can only run away.



** ''Devil May Cry 2'' has Phantom reappear at about the same point in both Dante and Lucia's missions as well, possibly making him the most recurring boss in the series.

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** ''Devil May Cry 2'' has Phantom reappear at about the same point in both Dante and Lucia's missions as well, possibly making him the most recurring boss in the series.series as the only one to appear in more or less the same form across more than one game.



** Desann, the BigBad of ''Jedi Outcast'', is the second variety. [[spoiler:His [[TheDragon Dragon]], Tavion, returns for the sequel, ''Jedi Academy'', as the new Big Bad, proving to have been of the first variety. She is now much stronger, and when you think she's done for, you find she's got the tendencies of the ''third'' variety.]] And ''she'' now has a [[TheDragon Dragon]] of her own, who is the first type.
** Boba Fett himself appears as a boss in both the original ''Dark Forces'' and a late-game BossOnlyLevel of ''Jedi Academy''.

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** Desann, the BigBad of ''Jedi Outcast'', ''VideoGame/JediKnightIIJediOutcast'', is the second variety. [[spoiler:His [[TheDragon Dragon]], Tavion, returns for the sequel, ''Jedi Academy'', ''VideoGame/JediKnightJediAcademy'', as the new Big Bad, proving to have been of the first variety. She is now much stronger, and when you think she's done for, you find she's got the tendencies of the ''third'' variety.]] And ''she'' now has a [[TheDragon Dragon]] Dragon of her own, who is the first type.
** Boba Fett himself appears as a boss in both the original ''Dark ''VideoGame/Dark Forces'' and a late-game BossOnlyLevel of ''Jedi Academy''.



** The Yellow Devil has been so recurring that he's even crossed over some of the sub-series. Along his classic series appearance in ''[[VideoGame/MegaMan1 1]]'', ''[[VideoGame/MegaMan3 3]]'', ''[[VideoGame/MegaMan8 8]]'' (as Green Devil), ''VideoGame/MegaManAndBass'' (ditto), ''V'' (as Dark Moon), ''Power Fighter'' series and ''Adventures'' (as New Yellow Devil); he's also a boss in ''[[[[VideoGame/MegaManX5 X5]]'' (as Shadow Devil) and the ''[[VideoGame/MegaManZero Zero]]'' series (as Rainbow Devil).

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** The Yellow Devil has been so recurring that he's even crossed over some of the sub-series. Along his classic series appearance in ''[[VideoGame/MegaMan1 1]]'', ''[[VideoGame/MegaMan3 3]]'', ''[[VideoGame/MegaMan8 8]]'' (as Green Devil), ''VideoGame/MegaManAndBass'' (ditto), ''V'' (as Dark Moon), ''Power Fighter'' series and ''Adventures'' (as New Yellow Devil); he's also a boss in ''[[[[VideoGame/MegaManX5 X5]]'' (as Shadow Devil) and the ''[[VideoGame/MegaManZero Zero]]'' series Zero]] 1'' and ''2'' (as Rainbow Devil).



** In ''[[VideoGame/MegaManX5 X5]]'' there's Dynamo, a bounty hunter who is hired to stall the heroes as they try to prevent the [[ColonyDrop Eurasia Colony]] from falling onto Earth. He teleports out when his health bar runs out, only to reappear a while later until he flees for good. He's also in ''X6'', but only as an optional boss.
** And of course, there's the infamous Vile, starting off as [[HopelessBossFight unbeatable]] in his first introduction in ''[[VideoGame/MegaManX1 X1]]'', only to be defeated in the BigBad's final fortress. He shows up after being resurrected in both ''X3 and ''X8'', fueled by his hatred of the Hunters and X in particular.

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** In ''[[VideoGame/MegaManX5 X5]]'' ''X5'' there's Dynamo, a bounty hunter who is hired to stall the heroes as they try to prevent the [[ColonyDrop Eurasia Colony]] from falling onto Earth. He teleports out when his health bar runs out, only to reappear a while later until he flees for good. He's also in ''X6'', but only as an optional boss.
** And of course, there's the infamous Vile, starting off as [[HopelessBossFight unbeatable]] in his first introduction in ''[[VideoGame/MegaManX1 X1]]'', only to be defeated in the BigBad's final fortress. He shows up after being resurrected in both ''X3 ''X3'' and ''X8'', fueled by his hatred of the Hunters and X in particular.



** The Four Guardians from ''VideoGame/MegaManZero''. Three of them are fought four times (the last time would be in their OneWingedAngel forms), while the fourth Guardian wasn't alive long enough to be seen with a [[OneWingedAngel OWA]], and the third time he's fought, it was only as a BonusBoss.

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** The Four Guardians from ''VideoGame/MegaManZero''. Three of them are fought four times (the last time would be in their OneWingedAngel forms), while the fourth Guardian wasn't alive long enough to be seen with such a [[OneWingedAngel OWA]], form, and the third time he's fought, it was only as a BonusBoss.



** The SA-X from ''VideoGame/MetroidFusion'' is the second variety. Some encounters are avoidable entirely as long as Samus doesn't expose herself, but the later ones always force you to run away. It can be stunned with Ice Missiles, but only briefly. Also in ''Fusion'', the B.O.X. security robot is the first variety. In the initial encounter it's merely gone rogue, and Samus does enough damage to expose its [[WetwareCPU organic components]] before it flees. It subsequently reappears much later in the game, having been taken over by [[TheAssimilator the X]].

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** The SA-X from ''VideoGame/MetroidFusion'' is the second variety. Some encounters are avoidable entirely as long as Samus doesn't expose herself, but the later ones always force you to run away.give yourself away to it and then flee. It can be stunned with Ice Missiles, but only briefly. Also in ''Fusion'', the B.O.X. security robot is the first variety. In the initial encounter it's merely gone rogue, and Samus does enough damage to expose its [[WetwareCPU organic components]] before it flees. It subsequently reappears much later in the game, having been taken over by [[TheAssimilator the X]].



** Nightmare, from the same game, is fought twice. However, there isn't a lot of action between the two battles, so some could say he's more of a SequentialBoss.

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** Nightmare, from the same game, is fought twice.twice (three times counting its appearance in ''Fusion'', which is set after this game). However, there isn't a lot of action between the two battles, so some could say he's more of a SequentialBoss.



* N in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' is unique in that his party is assembled primarily from Mons that can be found in the nearby areas, and completely different every time.

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* ** N in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' is unique in that his party is assembled primarily from Mons that can be found in the nearby areas, and completely different every time.
20th Apr '16 8:29:18 PM SparkyLurkdragon
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* Ramirez from ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia'' is not only a recurring boss, he is the ''final'' boss, with two OneWingedAngel forms.

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* Ramirez from ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia'' is not only a recurring boss, he is the ''final'' boss, with two OneWingedAngel forms. That said, the two times you can fight him before the final encounter are optional HopelessBossFights: one you should skip and one you should engage if you want the best Swashbuckler rating.
31st Mar '16 8:38:34 PM MyFinalEdits
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* Orochi from ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}''. You fight him three times, first time in [[spoiler:the present]], second time in [[spoiler:the past]], and the third and final time in [[spoiler:the Ark of Yamato]]. Now technically, Orochi's [[spoiler:first and third battles are are (chronologically) after Orochi's first defeat (his second battle - in the past)]]. Another example is the Bandit Spider: An optional creature very similar to the Spider Queen (the game's first boss) fought three separate times in hidden grottos where MultiMookMelee fights also take place.

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* Orochi from ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}''. You fight him three times, first time in [[spoiler:the present]], second time in [[spoiler:the past]], and the third and final time in [[spoiler:the Ark of Yamato]]. Now technically, Orochi's [[spoiler:first and third battles are are (chronologically) after Orochi's first defeat (his second battle - in the past)]]. Another example is the Bandit Spider: An optional creature very similar to the Spider Queen (the game's first boss) fought three separate times in hidden grottos where MultiMookMelee fights also take place.



** Nearly every boss in ''[[VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine Sunshine]]'', ''[[VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy Galaxy]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld 3D World]]'' appears at least twice each. The most repeated encounters in these games are the Polluted Piranha Plant (five times: one in Delfino Plaza, one in Bianco Hills and three in Delfino Plaza), [[BreatherBoss Topmaniac]] (four times: two normal battles, one daredevil run and one speedrun).

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** Nearly every boss in ''[[VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine Sunshine]]'', ''[[VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy Galaxy]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld 3D World]]'' appears at least twice each. The most repeated encounters in these games are the Polluted Piranha Plant (five times: one in Delfino Plaza, one in Bianco Hills and three in Delfino Plaza), and [[BreatherBoss Topmaniac]] (four times: two normal battles, one daredevil run and one speedrun).



* Two of the bosses in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'', Army Dillo and Dogadon, are fought twice each, their rematches giving more powerful and harder battles. Also, nearly all the bosses in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' return later, slightly faster / more difficult, but otherwise near exactly the same.

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* Two of the bosses in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'', Army Dillo and Dogadon, are fought twice each, their rematches giving more powerful and harder battles. Also, nearly all the two bosses in the original ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' return later, slightly faster / and more difficult, but otherwise near exactly the same.
31st Mar '16 4:46:38 PM MysteriousZorua1994
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* The thug leader in ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankGoingCommando''.
* [=ShellShock=] from ''VideoGame/RatchetDeadlocked'' requires you to face him almost five times in the same level before he finally succumbs to you.

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The thug leader Thug Leader in ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankGoingCommando''.
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''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankGoingCommando Going Commando]]'' is fought three times. The first battle is a helicopter battle, while the second and third are {{Marathon Boss}}es.
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[=ShellShock=] from ''VideoGame/RatchetDeadlocked'' ''[[VideoGame/RatchetDeadlocked Deadlocked]]'' requires you to face him almost five times in the same level arena before he finally succumbs to you.you.
** Flint Vorselon in ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureACrackInTime A Crack in Time]]'' can be fought three times, but only two are mandatory to beat the game. The final battle with him is as a BonusBoss after defeating the final boss.


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* In ''VideoGame/Sly3HonorAmongThieves'', [[BigBad Dr. M]] is fought in a total of ''six'' battles, and is both the first and final bosses of the game.
26th Feb '16 10:00:29 AM Morgenthaler
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** Certain boss vehicles also return quite regularly. The [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2 Emerald Hill Zone boss]] turns up in the final boss of ''VideoGame/{{Sonic Advance|Trilogy}}'', and the [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2 Metropolis Zone boss]] turns up in Sonic & Knuckles, and gets a varient in ''SonicTheHedgehog4''. Similarly ''Sonic 4'' also brings back the [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2 Casino Night Zone boss]], and the [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog Labyrinth Zone boss]] and [[Videogame/SonicTheHedgehog Green Hill Zone boss]] who also turns up in [[VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles Sky Sanctuary Zone]] and [[VideoGame/SonicAdvanceTrilogy X Zone]]. Similarly, Generations also brings back [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure Perfect Chaos]] (whose fight is almost identical), [[VideoGame/SonicUnleashed the Egg Dragoon]] and the [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2 Death Egg Robot]] who also reappears at the end of Sonic&Knuckles as part of the TrueFinalBoss, and at the end of ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog4'' as the FinalBoss, except in ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations'' it's merely [[DegradedBoss the first boss]].

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** Certain boss vehicles also return quite regularly. The [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2 Emerald Hill Zone boss]] turns up in the final boss of ''VideoGame/{{Sonic Advance|Trilogy}}'', and the [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2 Metropolis Zone boss]] turns up in Sonic & Knuckles, and gets a varient in ''SonicTheHedgehog4''.''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog4''. Similarly ''Sonic 4'' also brings back the [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2 Casino Night Zone boss]], and the [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog Labyrinth Zone boss]] and [[Videogame/SonicTheHedgehog Green Hill Zone boss]] who also turns up in [[VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles Sky Sanctuary Zone]] and [[VideoGame/SonicAdvanceTrilogy X Zone]]. Similarly, Generations also brings back [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure Perfect Chaos]] (whose fight is almost identical), [[VideoGame/SonicUnleashed the Egg Dragoon]] and the [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2 Death Egg Robot]] who also reappears at the end of Sonic&Knuckles as part of the TrueFinalBoss, and at the end of ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog4'' as the FinalBoss, except in ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations'' it's merely [[DegradedBoss the first boss]].
29th Dec '15 10:11:34 PM finalsurvivor1
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* In ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiII'', Daleth is fought four times. He is first fought as the first huge plot boss of the game in which [[spoiler:he kills Beth]], but his later appearances are simple miniboss fights. After a fifth attempt at trying to ruin Aleph's life, he ends up dropping out of the plot. There's also another example - one fought less, but more plot important: Zayin, at least on Neutral or Chaos. The first, required fight with him is as the boss of the Factory Prison. His second fight, exclusive to Neutral and Chaos, is against [[spoiler:his One Winged Angel form Satan, this game's leader of the Law faction who is fought as the penultimate boss of the game before YHVH]].
26th Dec '15 7:44:48 PM Perseus
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** Prometheus and Pandora in ''VideoGame/MegaManZX'' are each fought individually before showing up together for a DualBoss fight.
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