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10th Dec '15 7:35:47 PM Karxrida
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* In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', Pete would have a much easier time escaping on his steamboat if he had the sense to stop throwing garbage for you to CatchAndReturn.
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* In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'': At one point in Timeless River, Pete has the Cornerstone of Light and is riding away in Steamboat Willie. He would have a much easier time escaping on his steamboat gotten away if he had didn't decide to attack Sora with garbage, letting him fling it back to stun Pete and free the sense to stop throwing garbage for you to CatchAndReturn.Cornerstone.
14th Nov '15 10:51:20 AM Berrenta
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* Two of the {{Bonus Boss}}es in the flash RPG ''VideoGame/{{Sonny}}'' do this. Omen has a move that makes both his next attack and yours much more deadly; if you already have a shield in place, you can hit him ForMassiveDamage while absorbing his attack. Dr. Herregods is even more egregious; he has [[OverNineThousand one million hit points]], and once you've knocked off a thousand or so he will heal himself for ''two million'' hit points. [[spoiler: Too bad you have a move that reverses damage and healing.]]
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* Two of the {{Bonus Boss}}es in the flash RPG ''VideoGame/{{Sonny}}'' do this. Omen has a move that makes both his next attack and yours much more deadly; if you already have a shield in place, you can hit him ForMassiveDamage for massive damage while absorbing his attack. Dr. Herregods is even more egregious; he has [[OverNineThousand one million hit points]], points, and once you've knocked off a thousand or so he will heal himself for ''two million'' hit points. [[spoiler: Too bad you have a move that reverses damage and healing.]]
25th Sep '15 6:14:39 PM Berrenta
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** Both of the golem bosses charge at you after a while, ramming into the wall and becoming temporarily disabled and open to attack. Before they turn back on, you can push them over a trapdoor with repeated hits, and then open the trapdoor to drop them into a pit ForMassiveDamage. (The second one makes this harder by covering the floor with bombs as it charges, though.)
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** Both of the golem bosses charge at you after a while, ramming into the wall and becoming temporarily disabled and open to attack. Before they turn back on, you can push them over a trapdoor with repeated hits, and then open the trapdoor to drop them into a pit ForMassiveDamage.pit. (The second one makes this harder by covering the floor with bombs as it charges, though.)
22nd Sep '15 3:58:39 PM TheGameMaster
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* Every officer and boss in ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors''. Less so in fights with officers where you can also just beat them in a straight up fight, with the Tactical Suicide weakpoint smashes only serving to speed the process up. The bosses play it completely straight, being vulnerable to an item but only before or after certain attacks in their arsenal. Notably, the bosses are hated for the fact that unlike other examples of this trope, they can go for long periods of time before using said attacks. Where other examples of this trope note that a boss would be unbeatable if they didn't commit Tactical Suicide, that's a very real possibility in this game. ** Dodongo must be fed bombs to expose the weakpoint, but only when it's charging up his mega fire ball attack. ** Gohma must be shot [[GoForTheEye in the eye]], but unlike other Gohmas in the Zelda series, this one closes his eye before the arrow reaches it. So you have to wait until it starts [[EyeBeam firing lasers]], causing its eye to turn blue and bug out. ** Manhandla's stalks must be cut off with the boomerange, but only once its shot seeds out of its mouths. ** Argorok sticks his tail out and it starts glowing blue whenever he shoots fire or gusts of wind, leaving you free to hookshot him out of the sky. Unlike the others this happens often enough it's hard to notice that he's an example of this, but he does have a few attacks that don't leave his tail vulnerable. ** Ganon has attacks from all the previous bosses. The very same attacks that made weakpoints vulnerable on said bosses. In his second phase he [[GameplayAndStorySegregation ''should'']] be vulnerable all the time. And yet, he's only vulnerable to the arrows after he tries to rush you down, which is only one of his attacks.
22nd Sep '15 12:48:13 PM TheGameMaster
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** Ceadeus and Goldbeard Ceadeus both have this problem regarding the Dragonator, a super powerful weapon situated in only one point of the arena, meaning you have to time activating it perfectly for whenever it's in range. Or you would if it didn't drop everything it was doing, swim to the opposite side and then swim all the way to the side with the Dragonator and wait there for a while for the Dragonator to attack it directly in the face.
21st Sep '15 7:20:02 PM TheGameMaster
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* Happens a lot in [[VideoGame/AbsoluteDespairGirls DanganRonpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls]]. Granted, most of the bosses are little kids who might not be that smart about fighting. ** Jataro's robot's weakpoint would never have been exposed if he didn't keep throwing bombs that you can send back at him, and instead kept shooting missiles. ** Kotoko's fight is in an arena filled with water, with some dry raised areas. If she kept slashing you or she only stabbed the ground above dry land, you'd never have been able to expose her weakpoint by electrocuting the water. ** The fight against [[spoiler:Genocide Jack]] [[JustifiedTrope justifies]] this. They need to periodically recharge, which also leaves them open to attack. After the fight, the protagonist realizes they could have just killed her much faster, but they gave her a chance.
20th Sep '15 12:54:34 PM SuperSackCooper
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* Nigel Block in ''VideoGame/AgentUnderFire'', both times. If he didn't drop his rocket launcher in the final battle, all he'd have to do is float there with his jetpack until the withdrawing floor beneath you finally collapses and drops Bond into the pit. Earlier, he'd have been invulnerable if he hadn't called in the mooks that helpfully provide you with the rocket launcher when killed, nor would there have been a problem if he had chosen not to stop the fans protecting the air vents above the geothermal power station. On top of this, Bond never would have been able to locate and destroy [[spoiler:the cloning facility]] had Bloch not shoved him into [[SoftWater the pool that leads to it]] and instead shot Bond in the head while he was DistractedByTheSexy. However, justified in the boss O2/Joy, who has to be deliberately provoked into doing his tactical suicide attack.
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* Nigel Block in ''VideoGame/AgentUnderFire'', both times. If he didn't drop his rocket launcher in the final battle, all he'd have to do is float there with his jetpack until the withdrawing floor beneath you finally collapses and drops Bond into the pit. Earlier, he'd have been invulnerable if he hadn't called in the mooks that helpfully provide you with the rocket launcher when killed, nor would there have been a problem if he had chosen not to stop the fans protecting the air vents above the geothermal power station. On top of this, Bond never would have been able to locate and destroy [[spoiler:the cloning facility]] had Bloch not shoved him into [[SoftWater the pool that leads to it]] and instead shot Bond in the head while he was DistractedByTheSexy. However, justified in the boss O2/Joy, who has to be deliberately provoked into doing his tactical suicide attack.
26th Aug '15 1:09:39 AM Ganondox
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** Viy does this when he opens his eyes for either of his attacks. To be fair, it's actually the demons opening his eyes, so the trope zigzagged when he fires the laser as it not only destroys said demons, but also hurts his own tentectles.
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** Viy does this when he opens his eyes eye for either of his attacks. To be fair, it's actually the demons opening his eyes, eye, so the trope zigzagged when he fires the laser as it not only destroys said demons, but also hurts his own tentectles.

** Molgera from ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]'' sticks its tongue out and then just sits there.
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** Molgera from ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]'' ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker Wind Waker]]'' sticks its tongue out and then just sits there.
26th Aug '15 1:03:18 AM Ganondox
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* The only way to hit Sakit's first form in ''VideoGame/LaMulana'' is when he extends his arm to the ground so you can climb on it and attack his face plate. The second form has his face plate break, and a jet of flame burst from the arm otherwise used for climbing.
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* The only way [[note]]technically subverted as the pistol can pierce it's armor, but the ammo is so expensive and the weapon so powerful it's usually ignored.[[/note]] to hit Sakit's first form in ''VideoGame/LaMulana'' is when he extends his arm to the ground so you can climb on it and attack his face plate. The second form has his face plate break, and a jet of flame burst from the arm otherwise used for climbing.climbing. **Viy does this when he opens his eyes for either of his attacks. To be fair, it's actually the demons opening his eyes, so the trope zigzagged when he fires the laser as it not only destroys said demons, but also hurts his own tentectles.
13th Aug '15 7:22:24 PM Aquillion
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Sakit isn't guarding the endless corridor; he happens to be near it, but the only reward for beating him is an entrance to the Graveyard of the Giants (which can be accessed in other ways.)
* The only way to hit Sakit's first form in ''VideoGame/LaMulana'' is when he extends his arm to the ground so you can climb on it and attack his face plate. The second form has his face plate break, and a jet of flame burst from the arm otherwise used for climbing. Since the Keyblade is inside the Endless Corridor he's guarding, you're going to have to use shurikens to finish the job.
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* The only way to hit Sakit's first form in ''VideoGame/LaMulana'' is when he extends his arm to the ground so you can climb on it and attack his face plate. The second form has his face plate break, and a jet of flame burst from the arm otherwise used for climbing. Since the Keyblade is inside the Endless Corridor he's guarding, you're going to have to use shurikens to finish the job.
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