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11th Apr '18 9:46:44 PM GMaster1991
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** Molgera from ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker Wind Waker]]'' sticks its tongue out and then just sits there. As well, if you run out of bombs or arrows, both of which are required to defeat it, it will gladly spit out some for you.

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** Molgera from ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker Wind Waker]]'' sticks its tongue out and then just sits there. As well, if you run out of bombs or arrows, both of which are required to defeat it, it will gladly spit out some for you.
1st Apr '18 7:09:12 PM Triscon42
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** Subverted big-time by [[spoiler:Mister Freeze]] in [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity the sequel]], who actually ''learns from the player's tactics'' as the fight goes on. It wildly considered one of the [[AwesomeBosses Best Boss fights]] in the series.

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** Subverted big-time by [[spoiler:Mister Freeze]] in [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity the sequel]], who actually ''learns from the player's tactics'' as the fight goes on. It wildly considered one of the [[AwesomeBosses [[BestBossEver Best Boss fights]] in the series.
1st Apr '18 7:08:24 PM Triscon42
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** Subverted big-time by [[spoiler:Mister Freeze]] in [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity the sequel]], who actually ''learns from the player's tactics'' as the fight goes on.

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** Subverted big-time by [[spoiler:Mister Freeze]] in [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity the sequel]], who actually ''learns from the player's tactics'' as the fight goes on. It wildly considered one of the [[AwesomeBosses Best Boss fights]] in the series.
23rd Mar '18 9:16:13 AM Technature
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*** The only way to defeat the Sandopolis midboss is to coax it to jump in after you into the quicksand pit at the far end of the area. It's otherwise impervious to any sort of damage the heroes can dish.



*** Certain bosses use an AIRoulette. The programmers were considerate enough to actually adjust the time bonus based on when the boss made itself vulnerable. If it does another move, the time it uses up doesn't hurt your time bonus.
13th Feb '18 8:59:15 AM Sinister_Sandwich
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** Overall, most of the Boss fights in AA and AC consist of throwing Gadget X at villain and evading their attacks.
28th Jan '18 5:47:03 PM AjWargo
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* Six out of eight bosses in ''VideoGame/ChipNDaleRescueRangers 2'' are this, providing you with the projectiles needed to defeat them (the others are victims of BossArenaIdiocy.) The final boss takes the cake: he drops bombs on the ground every time he flies into the air, which the player is then supposed to throw at him at the precise moment... or they can just not touch the bomb at all and wait for him to land back on the bomb.

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* Six out of eight bosses in ''VideoGame/ChipNDaleRescueRangers 2'' are this, providing you with the projectiles needed to defeat them (the others are victims of BossArenaIdiocy.) The final boss boss, a robot made by Fatcat, takes the cake: he drops bombs on the ground every time he flies into the air, which the player is then supposed to throw at him at the precise moment... or they can just not touch the bomb at all and wait for him to land back on the bomb.



* The bandit king in ''VideoGame/{{Fable}}'' has an attack where he stabs the ground, usually when the player is standing right behind him. He's invulnerable at all other times.

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* The bandit king Twinblade in ''VideoGame/{{Fable}}'' has an attack where he stabs the ground, usually when the player is standing right behind him.him, where he can actually be damaged. He's invulnerable at all other times.
7th Jan '18 9:05:49 PM ironcommando
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* ''VideoGame/{{Bug}}'' had three of the bosses fall under this:
** The giant horned lizard from Reptilia combines this and BossArenaIdiocy. It would use an attack that made boulders fall from the sky in an attempt to crush you... which then roll into catapults at the sides of the arena. It would then ''move into range'' of the catapults, allowing Bug to launch them at him.
** The octopus from Quaria throws fish at you, in which case Bug uses a [[TennisBoss tennis racket to bat them back to his big head]].
** The main villain, Queen Cadavra, tries to [[BellyFlopCrushing squash Bug with her huge girth]] after every attack phase, landing on the platform Bug was on. This allowed Bug to GoombaStomp her, which he normally couldn't hit since she attacked from the background. It gets even more tactical suicide later on in her final phase where she ''repeatedly'' attempts to use the squashing attack.
14th Nov '17 1:54:33 PM rixion
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* ''VideoGame/{{Ys}} 3: Oath in Felghana''. If [[spoiler: Chester]] didn't use ThatOneAttack on you, you'd never kill him, as he is invincible until he uses that dash stab attack of his. He's got plenty of other attacks to murder you outright ([[ThatOneBoss especially the 2nd time you fight him...]]), he clearly doesn't ''need'' that Dash Stab, complete with the "'''HIT ME NOW'''" sound effect that also telegraphs he's about to do that move.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Ys}} 3: Oath in Felghana''.''VideoGame/YsTheOathInFelghana''. If [[spoiler: Chester]] didn't use ThatOneAttack on you, you'd never kill him, as he is invincible until he uses that dash stab attack of his. He's got plenty of other attacks to murder you outright ([[ThatOneBoss especially the 2nd time you fight him...]]), he clearly doesn't ''need'' that Dash Stab, complete with the "'''HIT ME NOW'''" sound effect that also telegraphs he's about to do that move.
29th Oct '17 11:52:51 AM Drope
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* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':

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* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'': Bowser tends to be a big offender:
19th Oct '17 8:59:38 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* In ''VideoGame/AHatInTime'', the Snatcher is only able to be defeated because he uses a blue potion attack, which can be thrown back to turn him blue and make him able to be damaged by Hat Kid. This is somewhat ironic because said character [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy actually avoided turning blue on his own specifically to avoid this trope and make himself invincible.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/AHatInTime'', the Snatcher is only able to be defeated because he uses a blue potion attack, which can be thrown back to turn him blue and make him able to be damaged by Hat Kid. This is somewhat ironic because said character [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy actually avoided turning blue on his own specifically to avoid this trope and make himself invincible.]]
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