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30th Jan '16 3:45:49 PM LuckyStampede
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* The Bogeyman, in TheSecretWorld, can be this for new players. The game relies mobility and positioning far more than the average MMORPG, and if you haven't gotten that by the time you fight him in the game's second major zone, you're gonna have a bad time. The damaging wave has a buildup that should be familiar enough and easy to avoid if you're paying attention. His "purple rain" is also pretty straightforward, just don't stand anywhere that's about to explode. Much trickier is a one-two punch of attacks that require you to either get a certain distance away, or be within that same distance to avoid. Even if you're good for that, his final attack [[TurnsRed at roughly 1/4 health]] will probably kill you in one hit and covers most of the arena. It has a huge buildup and is obviously going to hurt, but given other games' use of HomingBoulders, many players don't think to just stand on the other side of a rock.
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* The Bogeyman, in TheSecretWorld, can be this for new players. The game relies on mobility and positioning far more than the average MMORPG, and if you haven't gotten that by the time you fight him in the game's second major zone, you're gonna have a bad time. The damaging wave has a buildup that should be familiar enough and easy to avoid if you're paying attention. His "purple rain" is also pretty straightforward, just don't stand anywhere that's about to explode. Much trickier is a one-two punch of attacks that require you to either get a certain distance away, or be within that same distance to avoid. Even if you're good for that, his final attack [[TurnsRed at roughly 1/4 health]] will probably kill you in one hit and covers most of the arena. It has a huge buildup and is obviously going to hurt, but given other games' use of HomingBoulders, many players don't think to just stand on the other side of a rock.
30th Jan '16 3:45:19 PM LuckyStampede
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* The Bogeyman, in TheSecretWorld, can be this for new players. The game relies mobility and positioning far more than the average MMORPG, and if you haven't gotten that by the time you fight him in the game's second major zone, you're gonna have a bad time. The damaging wave has a buildup that should be familiar enough and easy to avoid if you're paying attention. His "purple rain" is also pretty straightforward, just don't stand anywhere that's about to explode. Much trickier is a one-two punch of attacks that require you to either get a certain distance away, or be within that same distance to avoid. Even if you're good for that, his final attack [[TurnsRed at roughly 1/4 health]] will probably kill you in one hit and covers most of the arena. It has a huge buildup and is obviously going to hurt, but given other games' use of HomingBoulders, many players don't think to just stand on the other side of a rock.
28th Jan '16 8:11:57 PM Dravencour
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** On a strictly emotional level, Shou Tucker. The Elric brothers realize the kind of [[MoralEventHorizon cruelty and evil]] alchemists are capable of after meeting him, and the HeroicBSOD Ed has after [[spoiler: Nina's]] death is partly what leads to him almost getting killed by Scar. Most of the antagonists before then were just power-hungry bullies with delusions of grandeur. * ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' has Mr. Heart. So far Kenshiro has wiped out any enemy in his way, including Shin's other subordinates Spade, Diamond and Club, with a quick [[FingerPokeOfDoom pressure point-based attack]] each, and has shown the raw strength he could have killed them by simply punching them hard had he wanted. Then he fights Mr. Heart... [[OhCrap And has barely time to realize his attack has failed]] before being slapped hard enough to ''vomit blood''. Turns out that [[Kevlard Mr. Heart's fat made him immune to any attack]], be it weapons or [[KungFuProofMook martial arts]], except for Nanto Seiken, and had Kenshiro's Hokuto Shinken not included [[CrazyPrepared a technique devised specifically to push aside an opponent's fat and then hit his pressure points]] he would have been killed.
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** On a strictly emotional level, Shou Tucker. The Elric brothers realize the kind of [[MoralEventHorizon cruelty and evil]] that alchemists are capable of after meeting him, and the HeroicBSOD Ed has after [[spoiler: Nina's]] [[spoiler:Nina's]] death is partly what leads to him almost getting killed by Scar. Most of the antagonists before then were just power-hungry bullies with delusions of grandeur. * ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' has Mr. Heart. So far Kenshiro has wiped out any every enemy in his way, including Shin's other subordinates Spade, Diamond and Club, with a quick [[FingerPokeOfDoom pressure point-based attack]] each, and has shown the enough raw strength that he could have killed them by simply punching them hard if he had he wanted. Then he fights Mr. Heart... [[OhCrap And and has barely enough time to realize his attack has failed]] before being getting slapped hard enough to ''vomit blood''. Turns out that [[Kevlard Mr. Heart's fat has made him immune to any attack]], be it weapons or [[KungFuProofMook martial arts]], except for Shin's Nanto Seiken, and had Kenshiro's Hokuto Shinken not included [[CrazyPrepared a technique devised specifically to push aside an opponent's fat and then hit his pressure points]] points]], he would have been killed.
28th Jan '16 8:07:34 PM Dravencour
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* [[KnightOfCerebus Dessert Witch Charlotte]] in ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' can be considered this. In the second episode, Madoka and Sayaka see Mami rather easily defeat the Rose Garden Witch Gertrud. The battle against Charlotte also starts out simply enough, with an excited Mami dishing out a total CurbStompBattle to the Witch... [[spoiler:which then goes OneWingedAngel and messily ''devours'' Mami, with only the intervention of Homura sparing the two observers a similar fate.]] This is the first time in the anime that the viewer realizes [[CosmicHorrorStory just how horrifying is the life of a Puella Magi]]. And it only gets worse from there.
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* [[KnightOfCerebus Dessert Witch Charlotte]] in ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' can be considered this. In the second episode, Madoka and Sayaka see Mami rather easily defeat the Rose Garden Witch Gertrud. The battle against Charlotte also starts out simply enough, with an excited Mami dishing out a total CurbStompBattle to the Witch... [[spoiler:which then goes OneWingedAngel and messily ''devours'' Mami, with only the intervention of Homura sparing the two observers a similar fate.]] This is the first time in the anime that the viewer realizes [[CosmicHorrorStory just how horrifying is the life of a Puella Magi]].Mahou Shoujo in this series is]]. And it only gets worse from there.
28th Jan '16 8:03:40 PM Dravencour
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* In ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' young Luke Skywalker - filled with confidence from his first bout of hands-on Jedi training - rushes into battle against the vastly more experienced Darth Vader. Even though Vader is pulling his punches, Luke barely escapes with his life; he takes his training more seriously from that point. Also an inversion of WarmupBoss, as Vader is the first Jedi Luke Skywalker confronts in battle.
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* In ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' young Luke Skywalker - filled with confidence from his first bout of hands-on Jedi training - rushes into battle against the vastly more experienced Darth Vader. Even though Vader is pulling his punches, Luke barely escapes with his life; he takes his training more seriously from that point. Also an inversion of WarmupBoss, as Vader is the first Jedi true Force-user Luke Skywalker confronts in battle.
28th Jan '16 10:32:33 AM mario0987
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* ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'': Pick up Chimchar [[note]] Easily the strongest of the Sinnoh starters by a landslide.[[/note]] in Diamond/Pearl and try to beat Mars the first time. Unless you deliberately overlevel Chimchar,[[note]]which you ''should'' have, considering that Chimchar gets rocked by Roark's Rock-types but Monferno gets a Fighting-type attack,[[/note]] her [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard ridiculously underleveled]] Purugly (level 17 or 18 depending on the game, less than half the level Glameow is ''supposed'' to evolve at) ''will'' wipe your party.
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* ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'': ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'': ** Pick up Chimchar [[note]] Easily the strongest of the Sinnoh starters by a landslide.[[/note]] in Diamond/Pearl and try to beat Mars the first time. Unless you deliberately overlevel Chimchar,[[note]]which you ''should'' have, considering that Chimchar gets rocked by Roark's Rock-types but Monferno gets a Fighting-type attack,[[/note]] her [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard ridiculously underleveled]] Purugly (level 17 or 18 depending on the game, less than half the level Glameow is ''supposed'' to evolve at) ''will'' wipe your party.party. ** Earlier than that is Roark and his [[GlassCannon Cranidos.]] Cranidos has an attack stat of 125 at the cost of piddling defences, but it also has Headbutt (attack of 70) which is perfectly capable of tearing through any first stage starter in two uses if you are lucky. It also has Pursuit which means it can attack as you switch out and Lear to lower your defences and make Headbutt hit even harder.
26th Jan '16 5:25:58 AM Tropetastic1995
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** In terms of life and death battles, Mercenary Tao. Goku was easily beating the Red Ribbon Army. Even their best, General Blue, only got ahead thanks to his paralyzing technique. Tao came and not only beat Goku, but utterly destroyed him.
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** In terms of life and death battles, Mercenary Tao. Goku was easily beating the Red Ribbon Army. Even Arc introduced two of these. Goku easily defeats most of the titular Red Ribbon army, including their best, early Androids and Elite ninja and fighters. Then he comes across General Blue, only got ahead thanks who is strong enough to defeat Krillin and hold his paralyzing own against Goku. When Goku does prove himself stronger, Blue uses a powerful paralysis technique that allows him to very nearly kill Goku on three separate occasions. Later on the Army hires Mercenary Tao, who takes out General Blue using nothing but his tongue, but first takes the time to NoSell his special technique. Then Tao came fought Goku and not only beat Goku, him, but utterly destroyed him.
24th Jan '16 3:44:25 PM igordebraga
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** ''VideoGame/MetroidFusion'' has two: *** First, to usher in the second half of the game, is the Yakuza boss and the run-up to it. Before you fight him, the game has been relatively easy thus far, SA-X encounters aside. Then, after exiting with the Power Bombs from Sector 5 (ARC), the power goes completely out. Thus begins possibly the hardest section of the game, with no save points between your ship and the save point on the other side of the boss battle. And between you and the boss battle are X-infected Ki-Hunters and Space Pirates that do lots of damage to you if they hit you. But then there's the boss itself. A giant spider who utilizes space-jump biology, it likes to spit fire into the corners and center of the room and then bounce from wall to floor to wall in an attempt to grab you. If it does, it will sap your health, lift you up, and slam you down for massive damage. The second phase of the fight involves it space-jumping around you and dropping bombs on you. It does this so fast, the most effective strategy is literally to just fire missiles upward or at an angle and hope they hit. *** Second, to usher in the difficulty spike in the last portion of the game, is [[ThatOneBoss the Nightmare]]. After the punishing Yakuza battle and after defeating Nettori, there's a bit of a break in terms of difficulty, as enemies go down very easily and save points are readily available again. Until now. There's no real run-up like there was with the Yakuza, as the save point isn't that far from the boss chamber, but he doesn't need it. If you don't have enough energy tanks or missiles, good luck. The boss is able to manipulate gravity, but it refrains from doing so at first, instead firing a salvo of lasers at you every so often. Once you hit its gravity engine a few times, the gravity manipulation begins, and it feels like you are underwater, and you still have to hit the gravity engine at this low speed. Once you've destroyed the gravity engine, its mask pops off and you have to shoot its face full of missiles. Only catch is ''it tries to ram you while it does so'' as it just floats around the room at high speed to try to hit you some more.
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** ''VideoGame/MetroidFusion'' has two: three: *** First, to usher in the second half of the game, is the Yakuza boss and the run-up to it. Before you fight him, the game The first third has been relatively easy thus far, SA-X encounters aside. Then, Then comes the B.O.X. Security Robot, who right away tries a DynamicEntry and is invulnerable while attacking. To damage it, Samus has to hang from monkeybars on the ceiling and shoot down into its core, which is easier said than done - particularly as all of the robot's attacks are all designed to knock you off the ceiling to get trampled by the thing. *** In the second third, after exiting with the Power Bombs from Sector 5 (ARC), the power goes completely out. Thus begins possibly the hardest section of the game, with no save points between your ship and the save point on the other side of the boss battle. And between you and the boss battle are X-infected Ki-Hunters and Space Pirates that do lots of damage to you if they hit you. But then there's the boss itself. A giant spider who utilizes space-jump biology, it likes to spit fire into the corners and center of the room and then bounce from wall to floor to wall in an attempt to grab you. If it does, it will sap your health, lift you up, and slam you down for massive damage. The second phase of the fight involves it space-jumping around you and dropping bombs on you. It does this so fast, the most effective strategy is literally to just fire missiles upward or at an angle and hope they hit. *** Second, Then, to usher in the difficulty spike in the last portion of the game, is [[ThatOneBoss the Nightmare]]. After the punishing Yakuza battle and after defeating Nettori, there's a bit of a break in terms of difficulty, as enemies go down very easily and save points are readily available again. Until now. There's no real run-up like there was with the Yakuza, as the save point isn't that far from the boss chamber, but he doesn't need it. If you don't have enough energy tanks or missiles, good luck. The boss is able to manipulate gravity, but it refrains from doing so at first, instead firing a salvo of lasers at you every so often. Once you hit its gravity engine a few times, the gravity manipulation begins, and it feels like you are underwater, and you still have to hit the gravity engine at this low speed. Once you've destroyed the gravity engine, its mask pops off and you have to shoot its face full of missiles. Only catch is ''it tries to ram you while it does so'' as it just floats around the room at high speed to try to hit you some more.
18th Jan '16 1:32:56 PM EDP
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* ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' has Mr. Heart. So far Kenshiro has wiped out any enemy in his way, including Shin's other subordinates Spade, Diamond and Club, with a quick [[FingerPokeOfDoom pressure point-based attack]] each, and has shown the raw strength he could have killed them by simply punching them hard had he wanted. Then he fights Mr. Heart... [[OhCrap And has barely time to realize his attack has failed]] before being slapped hard enough to ''vomit blood''. Turns out that [[Kevlard Mr. Heart's fat made him immune to any attack]], be it weapons or [[KungFuProofMook martial arts]], except for Nanto Seiken, and had Kenshiro's Hokuto Shinken not included [[CrazyPrepared a technique devised specifically to push aside an opponent's fat and then hit his pressure points]] he would have been killed.
17th Jan '16 2:06:19 AM catmuto
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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' ** Ktugach and its two lackeys, which are the boss of the Fire Seal. While Botta and his two Desian lackeys were already there to ease the player into boss battles against multiple targets, these are worse. The Desian lackeys were easy to get rid of, but Ktugach's little tigers take more than two hits to get down and also like to cast Fireball on your party. [[ShootTheMedicFirst Particularly on your healer]]. And trying to combo them can be difficult, too, as Ktugach is a very large target and likes to sweep its tail across the field and knocking you back. Ktugach himself is also not a pushover. With five digit HP, it's the first boss with that high amount of health and knocking it down can take a while. It also has Eruption, a mid-tier Fire spell that can easily kill majority of your party, due to its range. He's a good taste of what upcoming seal bosses will be like. ** Pronyma when fought on the Fooji Mountains [[spoiler: in Tethe'alla]]. Several knockback or launching attacks that deal good physical damage, mid-tier spells like Dark Lance and Ice Tornado and she can cause status effects. If she doesn't convince the player that things are starting to get more tough, who knows what will.
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