History Main / RecurringBoss

3rd Jun '17 2:55:23 PM Morgenthaler
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* Subverted in [[http://www.goldcoincomics.com/?id=61 this]] [[GoldCoinComics GCC]] strip, where the main character laments about having just realized he will need to fight his rival again and again.

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* Subverted in [[http://www.goldcoincomics.com/?id=61 this]] [[GoldCoinComics [[Webcomic/GoldCoinComics GCC]] strip, where the main character laments about having just realized he will need to fight his rival again and again.
28th May '17 11:06:01 PM infernape612
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* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'':
** Gharnef in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Shadow Dragon]]'' is present on the map midway through the game, and you must simply survive him because it is a HopelessBossFight without Starlight. The second time, you can fight him for real after picking out the real Gharnef amongst [[SendInTheClones his doppelgangers]].
** ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Thracia 776]]'' has a few:

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* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'':
''VideoGame/FireEmblem'':
** Gharnef in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Shadow Dragon]]'' is present on the map midway through the game, and you must simply survive him because it is a HopelessBossFight without Starlight. The second time, you can fight him for real after picking out the real Gharnef amongst [[SendInTheClones his doppelgangers]].
** ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemThracia776 Thracia 776]]'' has a few:



** The BlackKnight from ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Path of Radiance]]'' appears on the map a total of three times throughout the game, but you don't possess the means to damage him until the third. The first two, he must be avoided, as he can easily kill anyone who steps into his attack range. In the sequel, ''Radiant Dawn'', he appears as an enemy twice, and can be killed both times, though doing so the first time is both dangerous and pointless, since there is no reward for defeating him and you will be unable to recruit another character later in the game if you do.

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** The BlackKnight from ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemPathOfRadiance Path of Radiance]]'' appears on the map a total of three times throughout the game, but you don't possess the means to damage him until the third. The first two, he must be avoided, as he can easily kill anyone who steps into his attack range. In the sequel, ''Radiant Dawn'', ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn Radiant Dawn]]'', he appears as an enemy twice, and can be killed both times, though doing so the first time is both dangerous and pointless, since there is no reward for defeating him and you will be unable to recruit another character later in the game if you do.



** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', almost all of the royal siblings you turn against are this. The exceptions are Leo and Sakura, who you only fight as bosses once, and Elise, who is TheUnfought. The absolute king of this trope, however, is Takumi in ''Conquest'' -- you have to put the son of a bitch down on ''four separate occasions'', to the point where during the final fight with him [[spoiler:and the final battle in ''Conquest'' overall]], even [[spoiler:his own sane spirit]] just wants him to give up and die already.

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** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', almost all of the royal siblings you turn against are this. The exceptions are Leo and Sakura, who you only fight as bosses once, and Elise, who is TheUnfought. The absolute king of this trope, however, is Takumi in ''Conquest'' -- you have to put the son of a bitch down on ''four separate occasions'', to the point where during the final fight with him [[spoiler:and the final battle in ''Conquest'' overall]], even [[spoiler:his own sane spirit]] just wants him to give up and die already. CoDragons Iago and Hans are also fought twice each in ''Birthright'', and DarkChick [[spoiler:Arete]] is fought three times in ''Revelation''.
22nd Apr '17 11:10:23 PM infernape612
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'''Leon''': Barry, they're always nearby. You got lucky when you only had to fight yours TWICE. Did you hear about Jill's? She lost count, Barry. She. Lost. Count.W

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'''Leon''': Barry, they're always nearby. You got lucky when you only had to fight yours TWICE. Did you hear about Jill's? She lost count, Barry. She. Lost. Count.W
22nd Apr '17 11:10:03 PM infernape612
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** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', almost all of the royal siblings you turn against are this. The exceptions are Leo and Sakura, who you only fight as bosses once, and Elise, who is TheUnfought. The absolute king of this trope, however, is Takumi in ''Conquest'' -- you have to put the SOB down on ''four separate occasions'', to the point where during the final fight with him [[spoiler:and the final battle in ''Conquest'' overall]], even [[spoiler:his own sane spirit]] just wants him to give up and die already.

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** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', almost all of the royal siblings you turn against are this. The exceptions are Leo and Sakura, who you only fight as bosses once, and Elise, who is TheUnfought. The absolute king of this trope, however, is Takumi in ''Conquest'' -- you have to put the SOB son of a bitch down on ''four separate occasions'', to the point where during the final fight with him [[spoiler:and the final battle in ''Conquest'' overall]], even [[spoiler:his own sane spirit]] just wants him to give up and die already.
22nd Apr '17 11:08:46 PM infernape612
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** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', almost all of the royal siblings you turn against are this. The exceptions are Leo and Sakura, who you only fight as bosses once, and Elise, who is TheUnfought. The absolute king of this trope, however, is Takumi in ''Conquest'' -- you have to put the SOB down on ''four separate occasions'', to the point where during the final fight with him [[spoiler:and the final battle in ''Conquest'' overall]], even [[spoiler:his own sane spirit]] just wants him to give up and die already.
15th Apr '17 5:28:36 AM Adbot
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'''Leon''': Barry, they're always nearby. You got lucky when you only had to fight yours TWICE. Did you hear about Jill's? She lost count, Barry. She. Lost. Count.

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'''Leon''': Barry, they're always nearby. You got lucky when you only had to fight yours TWICE. Did you hear about Jill's? She lost count, Barry. She. Lost. Count.W



** There's a few franchise-wide as well, most notably the BonusBoss Ragu O Ragla.
15th Apr '17 5:26:24 AM Adbot
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* The ''VideoGame/WildARMs'' games use this ''constantly'', with the third game being the worst contender (practically every significant boss is fought at least three times). The fourth game is the only one that avoided this trope, by giving the main antagonists so many members you only need to fight each of them once.

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* The ''VideoGame/WildARMs'' ''[[{{Franchise/WildARMs}} Wild ARMs]]'' games use this ''constantly'', with the third game being the worst contender (practically every significant boss is fought at least three times). The fourth game is the only one that avoided this trope, by giving the main antagonists so many members you only need to fight each of them once.once.
** There's a few franchise-wide as well, most notably the BonusBoss Ragu O Ragla.
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.]] ]]
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