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16th Apr '17 3:41:45 PM Thecommander236
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* The Super Soldier Assassination team in Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar [[spoiler:are shot and killed by Helmut Zemo while in cryogenic sleep]]. For all the talk of them and how dangerous they are, they are taken out of play in a very anti-climatic manner.
5th Mar '17 5:50:21 PM Drope
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Mostly a video game trope. Though this can happen in other media, it is much harder to tell what counts as a "battle" in books or movies, while video games have a clear distinction between gameplay and [=FMVs=]. Contrast with ClimaxBoss, which these examples are hyped up to be. Not to be confused with ZeroEffortBoss or AntiClimaxBoss, where the villain in question ''is'' fought, but ends up being a wuss (deliberately or not, respectively). Compare to KarmaHoudini, where the villain can get away with their crimes unpunished. GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere is the logical inversion, being about fighting a boss that has little to zero relevance in the plot.

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Mostly a video game trope. Though this can happen in other media, it is much harder to tell what counts as a "battle" in books or movies, while video games have a clear distinction between gameplay and [=FMVs=]. Contrast with ClimaxBoss, which these examples are hyped up to be. Not to be confused with ZeroEffortBoss or AntiClimaxBoss, where the villain in question ''is'' fought, but ends up being a wuss (deliberately or not, respectively). Compare to KarmaHoudini, where the villain can get away with their crimes unpunished. GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere is the logical inversion, being which is about fighting a boss that has little to zero context or relevance in the plot.
7th Feb '17 6:45:57 PM fearlessnikki
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* {{Wrestling/Melina}} had two of these in her time:
** Rosa Mendes debuted as an obsessed Beth Phoenix fan, attacking Melina from behind while she was chasing Beth's Women's Championship. Melina eventually won the title off Beth, but never had a match with Rosa at all.
** In 2009, {{Wrestling/Maryse}} made her return and intended to challenge Melina for the Divas' Championship. Melina suddenly tore her ACL and had to vacate the title. By the time she returned from injury, Maryse was no longer wrestling and instead acting as a valet. So they never got their grudge match after all.
* WWE in 2011 were building towards a program between Kharma and Beth Phoenix. Kharma suddenly got pregnant and thus went on maternity leave. After her baby didn't survive the birth, she was released from her contract. Beth herself retired the same year, making a match between them extremely unlikely.
* When the team of MNM split up, there was never a match between Johnny Nitro or Joey Mercury. The night the team split, both Nitro and Melina were immediately moved to Raw and Mercury remained on Smackdown. This was before any kind of grudge match could take place.
* While she was in WWE, {{Wrestling/Chyna}} never faced the two other big women employed at the time. Nicole Bass left WWE too soon, and {{Wrestling/Jacqueline}} simply never had a match with Chyna. A program with both was teased at some point, but they never fought.
* Famously Stone Cold and Brock Lesnar. Stone Cold walked out of WWE one night when a match between him and Lesnar was scheduled for that night's Raw - feeling that such a match should not be given away on free TV. By the time he returned to WWE, he had his retirement match with The Rock because his body wasn't up to wrestling anymore. So he never fought Lesnar after all.
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22nd Dec '16 12:37:45 PM MyFinalEdits
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** Drusilla does eventually fight Buffy during her return in Season 5, but it's incredibly short, and by that time she is no longer a [[BigBad Big Bad]] anyway.

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** Drusilla does eventually fight Buffy during her return in Season 5, but it's incredibly short, and by that time she is no longer a [[BigBad Big Bad]] BigBad anyway.



* In ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' Vegeta is stunned to realize he never actually fought Piccolo-Nappa had. What's worse to him is he was LateToTheRealization: even Goku had realized it before him.

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* In ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' Vegeta is stunned to realize he never actually fought Piccolo-Nappa Piccolo - Nappa had. What's worse to him is he was LateToTheRealization: even Goku had realized it before him.
22nd Dec '16 11:55:00 AM jlindsay
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** Drusilla does eventually fight Buffy during her return in Season 5, but it's incredibly short, and by that time she is no longer a [[BigBad Big Bad]] anyway.
19th Dec '16 12:15:14 PM FordPrefect
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* In Episode IV of ''Franchise/StarWars'', ''Film/ANewHope'', Luke Skywalker never directly fights this film's BigBad, Grand Moff Tarkin (Darth Vader was TheHeavy in this film); he simply dies after he refuses to evacuate the then-collapsing Death Star.

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* In Episode IV of ''Franchise/StarWars'', ''Film/ANewHope'', Luke Skywalker never directly fights this film's BigBad, Grand Moff Tarkin (Darth Vader was TheHeavy in this film); he simply dies after he refuses to evacuate the then-collapsing Death Star.Star, assuming that no one could actually pull off the kill shot.
11th Dec '16 7:16:28 PM flameclaw0x7
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Mostly a video game trope. Though this can happen in other media, it is much harder to tell what counts as a "battle" in books or movies, while video games have a clear distinction between gameplay and [=FMVs=]. Contrast with ClimaxBoss, which these examples are hyped up to be. Not to be confused with ZeroEffortBoss or AntiClimaxBoss, where the villain in question ''is'' fought, but ends up being a wuss (deliberately or not, respectively). GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere is the logical inversion, being about fighting a boss that has little to zero relevance in the plot.

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Mostly a video game trope. Though this can happen in other media, it is much harder to tell what counts as a "battle" in books or movies, while video games have a clear distinction between gameplay and [=FMVs=]. Contrast with ClimaxBoss, which these examples are hyped up to be. Not to be confused with ZeroEffortBoss or AntiClimaxBoss, where the villain in question ''is'' fought, but ends up being a wuss (deliberately or not, respectively). Compare to KarmaHoudini, where the villain can get away with their crimes unpunished. GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere is the logical inversion, being about fighting a boss that has little to zero relevance in the plot.
4th Nov '16 8:17:50 PM Drope
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Mostly a video game trope. Though this can happen in other media, it is much harder to tell what counts as a "battle" in books or movies, while video games have a clear distinction between gameplay and [=FMVs=]. Contrast with ClimaxBoss, which these examples are hyped up to be. Not to be confused with ZeroEffortBoss or AntiClimaxBoss, where the villain in question ''is'' fought, but ends up being a wuss (deliberately or not, respectively). GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere is the logical inversion, being about fighting a boss despite it having little to zero relevance in the plot.

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Mostly a video game trope. Though this can happen in other media, it is much harder to tell what counts as a "battle" in books or movies, while video games have a clear distinction between gameplay and [=FMVs=]. Contrast with ClimaxBoss, which these examples are hyped up to be. Not to be confused with ZeroEffortBoss or AntiClimaxBoss, where the villain in question ''is'' fought, but ends up being a wuss (deliberately or not, respectively). GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere is the logical inversion, being about fighting a boss despite it having that has little to zero relevance in the plot.
4th Nov '16 8:16:44 PM Drope
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Mostly a video game trope. Though this can happen in other media, it is much harder to tell what counts as a "battle" in books or movies, while video games have a clear distinction between gameplay and [=FMVs=]. Contrast with ClimaxBoss, which these examples are hyped up to be. Not to be confused with ZeroEffortBoss or AntiClimaxBoss, where the villain in question ''is'' fought, but ends up being a wuss (deliberately or not, respectively). GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere is the logical inversion, being about a boss being fought despite having little to zero relevance in the plot.

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Mostly a video game trope. Though this can happen in other media, it is much harder to tell what counts as a "battle" in books or movies, while video games have a clear distinction between gameplay and [=FMVs=]. Contrast with ClimaxBoss, which these examples are hyped up to be. Not to be confused with ZeroEffortBoss or AntiClimaxBoss, where the villain in question ''is'' fought, but ends up being a wuss (deliberately or not, respectively). GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere is the logical inversion, being about fighting a boss being fought despite it having little to zero relevance in the plot.
4th Nov '16 8:15:14 PM Drope
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Mostly a video game trope. Though this can happen in other media, it is much harder to tell what counts as a "battle" in books or movies, while video games have a clear distinction between gameplay and [=FMVs=]. Contrast with ClimaxBoss, which these examples are hyped up to be. Not to be confused with ZeroEffortBoss or AntiClimaxBoss, where the villain in question ''is'' fought, but ends up being a wuss (deliberately or not, respectively).

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Mostly a video game trope. Though this can happen in other media, it is much harder to tell what counts as a "battle" in books or movies, while video games have a clear distinction between gameplay and [=FMVs=]. Contrast with ClimaxBoss, which these examples are hyped up to be. Not to be confused with ZeroEffortBoss or AntiClimaxBoss, where the villain in question ''is'' fought, but ends up being a wuss (deliberately or not, respectively).
respectively). GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere is the logical inversion, being about a boss being fought despite having little to zero relevance in the plot.
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