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27th Mar '17 3:29:03 PM Monolaf317
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* ''VideoGame/ClockTower1995'': After a certain point, Bobby has a chance of randomly appearing in every room, and he can be quite hard to get away from again.
26th Mar '17 10:42:19 AM Nick98
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* ''VideoGame/RidgeRacer'' has [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Soldat Crinale]] and [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Kamata Angelus]] (nicknamed "13th Racing" and "White Angel") throughout the series. The Crinale is badass-looking matte black Le Mans Prototype with a frightfully tremendous top speed, but it is [[AwesomeButImpractical very punishing to drive]], while Angelus divine-looking FIA GT Series racer look-a-like, it is the four-wheel embodiment of an angel, as it is fast, easy to handle and with the utter absence of weaknesses.

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* ''VideoGame/RidgeRacer'' has [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Soldat Crinale]] and [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Kamata Angelus]] (nicknamed "13th Racing" and "White Angel") throughout the series. The Crinale is badass-looking resembles a sports prototype, dons a matte black Le Mans Prototype livery with a frightfully tremendous top speed, but it decals inspired by Hell and demons, and is [[AwesomeButImpractical usually [[DifficultButAwesome very punishing difficult to drive]], while drive but incredibly fast upon mastering it]]; the Angelus divine-looking is a FIA GT Series racer look-a-like, it is the four-wheel embodiment of an angel, as it is fast, easy to handle and sport homologated car lookalike with the utter absence a white livery, and is noted for [[MasterOfAll its complete lack of weaknesses.weaknesses]].
26th Feb '17 2:29:43 PM TheDapperArsonist
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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' has you fighting both Ghirahim and The Imprisoned [[RuleOfThree three times each]].

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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' has you fighting both Ghirahim and The Imprisoned [[RuleOfThree three times each]].each]], [[spoiler: before fighting [[GodOfEvil both]] of [[LivingWeapon their]] [[OneWingedAngel true forms]] [[FinalBoss at the same time.]] ]]
20th Feb '17 5:40:22 PM Gosicrystal
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* The [=DomZ=] Serpent in ''VideoGame/BeyondGoodAndEvil.'' While the method of beating it remains the same each time, its movement pattern changes each time to reflect the mobility of your overworld vehicle. It's also one of the animals you need to photograph, but if you don't nab it in a fight, it isn't LostForever--the skeletal remains of one serpent are found in a cave, and you can photograph them.

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* The [=DomZ=] Serpent in ''VideoGame/BeyondGoodAndEvil.'' While the method of beating it remains the same each time, its movement pattern changes each time to reflect the mobility of your overworld vehicle. It's also one of the animals you need to photograph, but if you don't nab it in a fight, it isn't LostForever--the [[PermanentlyMissableContent lost for good]]--the skeletal remains of one serpent are found in a cave, and you can photograph them.
19th Feb '17 3:56:50 PM lu127
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** ''VideoGame/TalesOfRebirth'': The Four Stars appear in many variations through the game, but Saleh and Tohma are the ones you will be seeing most often. They are both faced three times: at the climax of act 1, you fight them together. They then attack you individually during act 2 in order to foil the hero's plans. The final confrontation comes before the final dungeon, where they are joined by Militsa and Waldu for an epic 4 against 4 boss fight. If you haven't had enough of them, the bonus dungeon lets you fight the Four Stars all over again...only this time there's 8 of them in the fight!
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'': The Oracle Knights will be hounding you most of the way:
*** [[spoiler:Van Grants]]. Even though you defeat him in battle two-thirds into the game, he [[NeverFoundTheBody comes]] [[NotQuiteDead back]] as the FinalBoss.
*** Sync is fought once in a set of ruins with [[DualBoss Largo]], another time in the core where [[NotQuiteDead he apparently gets knocked off the Tartarus]], then is the penultimate boss in the final dungeon.
*** Legretta is fought once early in the game, again on the mountains and [[NeverFoundTheBody apparently gets swept off the mountain along with Arietta and Largo in an avalanche]], then again in the final dungeon.
*** Largo was once fought with Sync, then again with Legretta and Arietta, and finally later (but not the final dungeon!).
*** Arietta is fought ''first'' of the Oracle knights, then [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment again with Legretta and Largo]], and finally much later in the game.
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfInnocence'' started the trend of making a TalkativeLoon [[PsychoForHire assassin-like character with little motivation other than seeing things burn]] the RecurringBoss. Hasta and his inane ramblings have to be dealt with three times: once in the Garam volcano (which is an [[DifficultySpike exhausting dungeon]]), then in the Northern Battlefield, and finally on the way to the final boss. In case you weren't already sick of him, Innocence R added at least one extra fight against him before recruiting Hermana. And in the he wishes to be reborn just to fight some more.



** [[spoiler: Van]] from ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss''. Even though you defeat him in battle two-thirds into the game, he [[NeverFoundTheBody comes]] [[NotQuiteDead back]] as the FinalBoss. There's also the ''rest'' of the Oracle Knights, for that matter. Dist is the only one who never has a moment where [[NotQuiteDead you think he's dead]] [[NeverFoundTheBody but you aren't quite sure what happened]] (and actually ''survives'' the game). Sync meanwhile is fought once in a set of ruins with [[DualBoss Largo]], another time in the core where [[NotQuiteDead he apparently gets knocked off the Tartarus]], then is the penultimate boss in the final dungeon. Legretta is fought once early in the game, again on the mountains and [[NeverFoundTheBody apparently gets swept off the mountain along with Arietta and Largo in an avalanche]], then again in the final dungeon. Largo was once fought with Sync, then again with Legretta and Arietta, and finally later (but not the final dungeon!). Arietta is fought ''first'' of the Oracle knights, then [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment again with Legretta and Largo]], and finally much later in the game. It's also important that Asch was also an Oracle Knight, but was only fought twice. However, that's mostly because of [[GuestStarPartyMember his role]] [[HeelFaceTurn in the story.]]
** The Fauves/Chimeriad in ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia'' are all fought in three battles each, save for Jiao, who only shows up for two battles. All four of them appear together in the arena as an optional battle, as well. Their boss Gaius also fights you three times; the first as a very powerful ClimaxBoss that you don't actually have to defeat (though you get some nice experience and loot for doing so), then as the penultimate boss, and one half of the FinalBoss [[DualBoss pair]]. The other half of that pair, Muzet, you fight twice in Jude's path and an additional time in Milla's.
** In ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia2'', [[spoiler: [[SmugSnake Redau]]]] can be fought as many as three times, (The first encounter being optional, but most people will pick it over the alternative for obvious reasons). [[spoiler: [[BigBad Kronos]]]] is also fought on three occasions, and upgrades his tactics significantly with each encounter.

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** [[spoiler: Van]] from ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss''. Even though you defeat him in battle two-thirds into the game, he [[NeverFoundTheBody comes]] [[NotQuiteDead back]] as the FinalBoss. There's also the ''rest'' of the Oracle Knights, for that matter. Dist is the only one who never has a moment where [[NotQuiteDead you think he's dead]] [[NeverFoundTheBody but you aren't quite sure what happened]] (and actually ''survives'' the game). Sync meanwhile ''VideoGame/TalesOfHearts'': [[TheDragon Incarose]] is fought once in a set of ruins with [[DualBoss Largo]], another time on two occasions in the core where [[NotQuiteDead he apparently gets knocked off the Tartarus]], then is the penultimate boss DS version, and three in the final dungeon. Legretta is fought once early in Vita version. The first fight comes after she has made herself into a giant HateSink [[spoiler:and released Creed]]. The second fight, exclusive to the game, again on Vita version, pits Chalcedony solo against two of her bodies. Her last appearance is at the mountains and [[NeverFoundTheBody apparently gets swept off the mountain along top of Beanstalk, where she is sufficiently powered up by fusing with Arietta and Largo in an avalanche]], then again in the final dungeon. Largo was once fought with Sync, then again with Legretta and Arietta, and finally later (but not Seraph brothers to compensate for the final dungeon!). Arietta is fought ''first'' loss of the Oracle knights, then [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment again with Legretta and Largo]], and finally much later in the game. It's also important that Asch was also an Oracle Knight, but was only fought twice. However, that's mostly because of [[GuestStarPartyMember his role]] [[HeelFaceTurn in the story.]]
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** ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia'':
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The Fauves/Chimeriad in ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia'' Chimeriad are all fought in three battles each, save for Jiao, who only shows up for two battles. All four of them appear together in the arena as an optional battle, as well.
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Their boss Gaius also fights you three times; the first as a very powerful ClimaxBoss that you don't actually have to defeat (though you get some nice experience and loot for doing so), then as the penultimate boss, and one half of the FinalBoss [[DualBoss pair]]. The other half of that pair, Muzet, you fight twice in Jude's path and an additional time in Milla's.
** In ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia2'', [[spoiler: [[SmugSnake Redau]]]] Ridaeux]]]] can be fought as many as three times, (The first encounter being optional, but most people will pick it over the alternative for obvious reasons). [[spoiler: [[BigBad Kronos]]]] Chronos]] is also fought on three occasions, and upgrades his tactics significantly with each encounter.
15th Feb '17 12:20:20 PM JohnnyHuang
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* Carlito in ''VideoGame/DeadRising'' in so much as, if you want the [[MultipleEndings "best" ending]], you have to fight him three times.
* The Blind Demon in ''FatalFrame'' I is scripted to be fought ''7'' times in total.



* Carlito in ''VideoGame/DeadRising'' in so much as, if you want the [[MultipleEndings "best" ending]], you have to fight him three times.
2nd Feb '17 8:29:09 PM DecisiveHeifer
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* In Catherine, the boss "The Child" counts as this. Players would already notice that it doesn't disappear like the previous bosses and instead falls off the final level of the fourth stage. It reappears again as "Child with a Chainsaw" on the final level of the sixth stage, naturally to Vincent's horror.
22nd Jan '17 9:53:04 PM Yalsaris63
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* Several in ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries Soul Calibur III]]'''s Chronicles of the Sword mode, all of the first variety. Girardot and Abelia are fought twice near the beginning and the end of the story, whereas characters like [[SNKBoss Hyle]] and [[spoiler:Chester]] are fought three times, and Luna is fought ''four'' times before joining you as an EleventhHourSuperpower and that DefeatEqualsFriendship.

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* Several in ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries Soul Calibur III]]'''s Chronicles of the Sword mode, all of the first variety. Girardot and Abelia are fought twice near the beginning and the end of the story, whereas characters like [[SNKBoss Hyle]] and [[spoiler:Chester]] are fought three times, and Luna is fought ''four'' times before joining you as an EleventhHourSuperpower and that DefeatEqualsFriendship.DefeatEqualsFriendship [[DefeatMeansPlayable and Playable]].
22nd Jan '17 9:52:11 PM Yalsaris63
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* Several in ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries Soul Calibur III]]'''s Chronicles of the Sword mode, all of the first variety. Girardot and Abelia are fought twice near the beginning and the end of the story, whereas characters like [[SNKBoss Hyle]] and [[spoiler:Chester]] are fought three times, and Luna is fought ''four'' times before joining you as an EleventhHourSuperpower.

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* Several in ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries Soul Calibur III]]'''s Chronicles of the Sword mode, all of the first variety. Girardot and Abelia are fought twice near the beginning and the end of the story, whereas characters like [[SNKBoss Hyle]] and [[spoiler:Chester]] are fought three times, and Luna is fought ''four'' times before joining you as an EleventhHourSuperpower.EleventhHourSuperpower and that DefeatEqualsFriendship.
29th Dec '16 7:17:14 PM GentlemensDame883
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* The three Alien Rulers of ''VideoGame/{{XCOM 2}}''. No encounter with them is a HopelessBossFight, and you can in fact get an Achievement for killing one in your first encounter with it, but usually they will just escape via portal after your troops deal enough damage.
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