History Main / WakeupCallBoss

25th Nov '16 10:35:37 PM JapaneseTeeth
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* ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' gives you the Totem Gumshoos/Alolan Ratitcate (depending on your version), the first Totem Pokemon you face, as your Wake-Up-Call Boss. If there was an indication that ''Sun and Moon'' would be vastly different than the previous games, this would be it. The Totem Pokemon will activate a special aura that will protect it from any punishing attacks you may have (and seeing as this game gives you so very interesting Pokemon from the word go, that's saying something) and will most likely be the first Pokemon to use the S.O.S. Call you encounter, which puts you at a disadvantageous 1 vs. 2 fight.

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* ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' gives ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'':
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you the Totem Gumshoos/Alolan Ratitcate (depending on your version), the first Totem Pokemon you face, as your Wake-Up-Call Boss. If there was an indication that ''Sun and Moon'' would be vastly different than the previous games, this would be it. The Totem Pokemon will activate a special aura that will protect it from any punishing attacks you may have (and seeing as this game gives you so very interesting Pokemon from the word go, that's saying something) and will most likely be the first Pokemon to use the S.O.S. Call you encounter, which puts you at a disadvantageous 1 vs. 2 fight.fight.
** Kiawe's trial can also serve as this. Unlike the first two trials, which gave you ample time to prepare and heal up your team before taking on the Totem Pokemon, the third trial forces you to fight it directly after fighting two other battles, never giving you a chance to heal in between.
24th Nov '16 9:57:24 PM Blazer
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* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', it's Cinder Fall and Adam Taurus. Up until that point, Team RWBY really didn't have that much of a problem. Oh, sure Roman and Neo gave them a hard time, but they ended up having back up during those moments. Cinder's invasion of Vale would put everyone through the ringer and both Cinder and Adam would deal crushing defeats in the form of maiming Yang and murdering Pyrrha.
24th Nov '16 9:46:53 PM Blazer
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* ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' gives you the Totem Gumshoos/Alolan Ratitcate (depending on your version), the first Totem Pokemon you face, as your Wake-Up-Call Boss. If there was an indication that ''Sun and Moon'' would be vastly different than the previous games, this would be it. The Totem Pokemon will activate a special aura that will protect it from any punishing attacks you may have (and seeing as this game gives you so very interesting Pokemon from the word go, that's saying something) and will most likely be the first Pokemon to use the S.O.S. Call you encounter, which puts you at a disadvantageous 1 vs. 2 fight.
3rd Nov '16 4:32:58 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'', thew SpiritualSuccessor has two examples.

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* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'', thew the SpiritualSuccessor has two examples.



** The [[ThatOneBoss Capra Demon]] takes the real crown. He hits hard, he's in an enclosed space and he has backup. If you haven't figured out dodging, blocking or [[TakeAThirdOption using Aural Decoy to distract his pets]] you'll go down in a few seconds from a combination of bleed damage and his twin colossal machetes.

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** The [[DualBoss Bell Gargoyles]] are generally considered the first point where a player needs to get good or go home. At your [[EarlyBirdBoss still-relatively low level]] even taking on ''one'' Gargoyle can be a challenge, with its long reach, flying attacks and blindingly-fast tail whips. Then when you get it to half health, a ''second'' one appears, and they start blowing fire at you while they shamelessly double-team you. You have to be able to time your attacks to take advantage of openings while dodging threats from multiple angles at once or kiting furiously to keep from being overwhelmed. On the other hand, if you take advantage of your recent meeting with Solaire and summon him to help, the scales tip considerably in your favour (and if you rescued Lautrec and call on his aid as well, the three of you can easily ''massacre'' the gargoyles).
** The [[ThatOneBoss Capra Demon]] takes the real crown. He hits hard, he's in an enclosed space and he has backup. If you haven't figured out dodging, blocking or [[TakeAThirdOption using Aural Decoy to distract his pets]] you'll go down in a few seconds from a combination of bleed poison damage and his twin colossal machetes.



* ''VideoGame/EarthBound'': Frank Fly might not seem so harsh to a beginning player... until they have to fight his "Frankystein Mark II" [[SequentialBoss immediately afterward]]. This fight mostly serves to teach you about the rolling HP meter; without exploiting that, you're in for a world of pain. The, get past him and the Giant Step, you have to deal with the [[PoliceBrutality Onett Police Force]], a massive SequentialBoss fight against five foes: four Cops, which immediately become {{Degraded Boss}}es after the fight, showing up in the area you gain access to after the fight, and then Captain Strong, who can guard and change his own stats. Strong isn't so bad; it's the fact you're dealing with five boss fights in a row with no healing in between, and each enemy has one attack that can deal around 30 damage to you, which, at this point in the game, is a lot.

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* ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'' raised the stakes for the series with the ''first'' boss, Iudex Gundyr. Compared to the traditional WarmUpBoss the other games in the franchise usually give you, Gundyr isn't a huge, lumbering behemoth with easily-telegraphed attacks, he's a fast, agile and relentlessly-aggressive warrior with massive reach thanks to his halberd who can take even series veterans off-guard. And when you get him to half HP, [[TurnsRed the Pus of Man begins to spill from his body]], which is enough to put the wind up ''anyone.''
* ''VideoGame/EarthBound'': Frank Fly might not seem so harsh to a beginning player... until they have to fight his "Frankystein Mark II" [[SequentialBoss immediately afterward]]. This fight mostly serves to teach you about the rolling HP meter; without exploiting that, you're in for a world of pain. The, Then, get past him and the Giant Step, you have to deal with the [[PoliceBrutality Onett Police Force]], a massive SequentialBoss fight against five foes: four Cops, which immediately become {{Degraded Boss}}es after the fight, showing up in the area you gain access to after the fight, and then Captain Strong, who can guard and change his own stats. Strong isn't so bad; it's the fact you're dealing with five boss fights in a row with no healing in between, and each enemy has one attack that can deal around 30 damage to you, which, at this point in the game, is a lot.
1st Nov '16 4:38:53 PM AuraXtreme
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*** The real kicker? The monstrosities you were avoiding on Gran Pulse were Adamantoises; Adamanchelids are their kids. And if you don't realize that and you figure that an Adamanchelid's 4550 CP makes for some good level grinding, you're going to run smack-frickin'-dab into one of the real ones, which will kill your party in ''one'' stomp and cannot be simply Daze-spammed to death.
18th Oct '16 11:28:49 AM BeerBaron
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* Franchise/TheElderScrolls:
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'': Snowy Granius is a [[MagicKnight battlemage]] who hangs out on the bridge to [[NoobCave Arkngthand]]. He's wearing a heavy armor cuirass, wielding an axe, will likely summon a skeleton when he sees you, and knows several other damaging spells as well. For a player who has stuck to the main quest, this will likely be his or her first real challenge, and may even be the first non-critter the player has fought.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' offers several:
*** Salhoknir. Put off "A Blade In the Dark" long enough, and when he crawls out of that burial mound, you're going to have an Ancient Dragon when you may be only high enough of a level to be fighting Blood or Frost Dragons.
*** The Draugr Boss at the end of Bleak Falls Barrow. This is probably the first boss monster the player will encounter in the game, as well as the first opponent who will provide a challenge, unless you are unlucky enough to encounter a bear or a sabre cat on the way to Whiterun. The Wounded Frostbite Spider fought before you receive the Golden Claw is surprisingly tough as well.
*** Some dungeons, including a notable few on Solstheim, have particularly high level enemies that will spawn there. For example, upon running across Saering's Watch, where you obtain the first part of the Bend Will shout, you can be only level 30 and find yourself surrounded by Draugr Deathlords and Draugr Death Overlords, when you're used to fighting Restless and Scourge Draugr. Even on the lowest difficulty setting, be prepared to start chugging potions.
*** Hamelyn, the guy squatting in caves underneath the Honningbrew Meadery. Up to this point in the Thieves' Guild questline, your jobs have been burglarizing, extortion, pickpocketing, and arson - usually with specific instructions not to kill anyone or cause more harm than is necessary. Then WHAM!, they hit you with this guy. Surrounded by an army of skeevers and spiders, Hamelyn boasts impressive fireball spells and is nigh impossible to sneak to or past at lower levels (if you alert his "pets", you alert him as well). There is absolutely no warning that this guy is part of the mission, making it highly possible you didn't bring the right gear with you. Good luck with that. It's even lampshaded. The guy who hired you for the job KNEW about him, he just didn't want to scare potential recruits away. Would YOU have taken the job, if you knew what you were in for?
*** Going to High Hrothgar at too low of a level may result in the frost troll near the monastery serving as one of these.
*** Mirmulnir, first dragon soon after you BringNewsBack from Helgen's destruction-by-dragon. True, you have the Whiterun Guard as backup, but seriously, you just left the FirstTown, Riverwood, not twenty minutes ago. (By the way, the dragon you fight isn't the same dragon that attacked Helgen.)
17th Oct '16 7:04:08 AM Ramidel
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* ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireIII'':
** Gisshan, Scylla and Charyb are not especially difficult if you're prepared, but they ''are'' a fancy way of telling you to prepare fire defenses before going into a fire dungeon, in case you hadn't gotten the memo.
** Mikba is the second boss of the adult era. His battle is the point where the brakes come off, and just transforming into the nastiest dragon you can make won't be enough to win anymore. He specializes in [[CounterAttack Reprisals]], deals nearly-fatal damage with each shot, you start the fight with one party member knocked out, and waking Rei up has its own dangers. Keeping your team healed and shielded, and not unleashing Rei's Weretiger power blindly, is necessary for success.
17th Oct '16 6:17:43 AM Ramidel
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* VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII has Elvoret. He is just the third boss in the game, and you have to fight him right after the Biggs and Wedge boss fight, who are more than your average Galbaldia soldiers. He has good health for the time, has spells that tempt one to grind, and an attack called Storm Breath that can wipe out your party in two hits, meaning keeping low health for Limit Breaks is unsafe. The player can easily die if not careful.

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* VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII has VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII:
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Elvoret. He is just the third boss in the game, and you have to fight him right after the Biggs and Wedge boss fight, who are more than your average Galbaldia soldiers. He has good health for the time, has spells that tempt one to grind, and an attack called Storm Breath that can wipe out your party in two hits, meaning keeping low health for Limit Breaks is unsafe. The player can easily die if not careful.careful.
** A Wake Up Call BossInMookClothing in the form of the T-Rexaur. Yes, there's a dinosaurian monster out in the fields outside of Balamb that can easily have your party for lunch. It's designed to teach you that, first, there is a "run" command and it's often a very good choice. Second, later on, Quistis teaches you to use status junctions to bring it down.
13th Oct '16 7:55:44 AM mario0987
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** ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' has the Striaton Trio (Cilan, Chili, and Cress), [[WakeUpCallBoss WakeUpCallBosses]] who are designed to screw you over, no matter WHICH starter you chose! Each one has a signature Pokemon that will have the type advantage against your starter Pokemon (Pansage for Oshawott, Pansear for Snivy, and Panpour for Tepig). This is also where you first run into the new game mechanics for certain abilities this gen, as their Lillipups will use the [[ReTool Retooled]] Pickup ability to heal themselves with the berries your Pokemon was just holding to heal itself if you gave it the Oran berries you won from Cheren.

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** ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' has the Striaton Trio (Cilan, Chili, and Cress), [[WakeUpCallBoss WakeUpCallBosses]] who are designed to screw you over, no matter WHICH starter you chose! Each one has a signature Pokemon that will have the type advantage against your starter Pokemon (Pansage for Oshawott, Pansear for Snivy, and Panpour for Tepig). This is also where you first run into the new game mechanics for certain abilities this gen, as their Lillipups will use the [[ReTool Retooled]] Pickup ability to heal themselves with the berries your Pokemon was just holding to heal itself if you gave it the Oran berries you won from Cheren. Their Lilipups also have high attack and Work Up so that they can boost their attack even further to destructive levels.
12th Oct '16 7:44:32 AM MyFinalEdits
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*** The [[RecurringBoss Terminal]] [[TheUnfought Guardian]] might not be too much of an issue the first two times you fight him, but in the third fight he busts out an [[ArsGoetia Ose]] who will kick your ass if you aren't either sufficiently leveled or have a decent team that resists physical attacks. Ose has Blight, which deals ridiculous amounts of physical damage to everyone and can poison at a fifty-percent success rate, and he also has Dekunda to prevent debuffing from being useful. If the lesson doesn't kick in here, then he will show you that he means business in the sixth battle. He sends out Kresnik, Lanling Wang, and Cu Chulainn, all of which have no weaknesses and powerful skills. Appropriately, the regular boss battle music plays while fighting these three since the Terminal Guardian is not screwing around anymore.

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*** The [[RecurringBoss Terminal]] [[TheUnfought Terminal Guardian]] might not be too much of an issue the first two times you fight him, but in the third fight he busts out an [[ArsGoetia Ose]] who will kick your ass if you aren't either sufficiently leveled or have a decent team that resists physical attacks. Ose has Blight, which deals ridiculous amounts of physical damage to everyone and can poison at a fifty-percent success rate, and he also has Dekunda to prevent debuffing from being useful. If the lesson doesn't kick in here, then he will show you that he means business in the sixth battle. He sends out Kresnik, Lanling Wang, and Cu Chulainn, all of which have no weaknesses and powerful skills. Appropriately, the regular boss battle music plays while fighting these three since the Terminal Guardian is not screwing around anymore.
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