History PlayingWith / DegradedBoss

18th Aug '15 7:39:42 AM MechWarrior
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** When Shadowclaw first appears, the hero was level 5, but when Shadowclaw reappears, [[VillainForgottoLevelGrind the hero is now level 20.]]

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** When Shadowclaw first appears, the hero was level 5, but when Shadowclaw reappears, [[VillainForgottoLevelGrind [[VillainForgotToLevelGrind the hero is now level 20.]]
8th Oct '13 11:05:49 AM VPhantom
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* '''Subverted''': RecurringBoss

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* '''Subverted''': '''Subverted''':
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RecurringBoss



* '''Double Subverted''': He's a RecurringBoss, ''then'' an enemy.

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* '''Double Subverted''': Subverted''':
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He's a RecurringBoss, ''then'' an enemy.



* '''Exploited''': TheHero doesn't defeat Shadowclaw, knowing that he'd just come back as an enemy later anyway.

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* '''Exploited''': '''Exploited''':
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TheHero doesn't defeat Shadowclaw, knowing that he'd just come back as an enemy later anyway.
8th Oct '13 3:47:32 AM Nasrudith
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** The first Shadowclaw faced was a final prototype - later Shadowclaws are rolled out after mass production begins.


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** The Hero winds up in a Shadowclaw cloning facility. CloneDegeneration is so severe that they immediately collapse on their own weight.


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** Later however you face cybernetic versions of Shadowclaw clones that are only cosmetically different from the original.


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** The hero specifically faces Shadowclaw as a boss because while powerful he was still weaker than Deathclaw and he would rather fight Shadowclaw repeatably than Deathclaw.
4th Feb '13 12:17:13 AM VPhantom
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** The Empire's rules dictate that surviving bosses must be degraded to mook rank after defeat. With no superpowerful gear and army of minions, this is basically condemning Shadowclaw to Death by Hero.



* '''Enforced''': The Empire's rules dictate that surviving bosses must be degraded to mook rank after defeat. With no superpowerful gear and army of minions, this is basically condemning Shadowclaw to Death by Hero.

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* '''Enforced''': The Empire's rules dictate that surviving bosses must be degraded "We spent quite a few resources in order to mook rank after defeat. With no superpowerful gear animate and army render Shadowclaw! It would have been kind of minions, this is basically condemning Shadowclaw a shame to Death by Hero.only have him as a relatively minor boss fight, so we added lesser versions of it [[OverlyLongFightingAnimation so you can enjoy his awesome super-moves!]]"
3rd Feb '13 11:08:44 PM Saints22
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* '''Enforced''': ???

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* '''Enforced''': ???The Empire's rules dictate that surviving bosses must be degraded to mook rank after defeat. With no superpowerful gear and army of minions, this is basically condemning Shadowclaw to Death by Hero.
31st Dec '12 10:12:03 PM VPhantom
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'''Basic Trope''': [A one sentence summary of the trope]

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'''Basic Trope''': [A one sentence summary of the trope]A boss in a video game returns later as a regular enemy.
31st Dec '12 10:11:43 PM VPhantom
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'''Basic Trope:''' A boss in a video game returns later as a regular enemy.
* '''Played Straight:''' Captain [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Shadowclaw]] appears as the boss of level one, but by level five is a regular recurring enemy.
* '''Exaggerated:''' Shadowclaw is fought as a boss in one room. In the next room, there are five of him acting as standard enemies.
* '''Downplayed:''' Shadowclaw doesn't return as an MiniBoss until the last level, and there's only one of him.
* '''Subverted:''' RecurringBoss
* '''Double Subverted:''' He's a RecurringBoss, ''then'' an enemy.
* '''Parodied:''' Shadowclaw was a ZeroEffortBoss in the first place, so it's quite fitting.
* '''Deconstructed:''' As a standard enemy, Shadowclaw has to live through the gruelling life of the [[PunchClockVillain working class]].
* '''Reconstructed:''' Shadowclaw returns at the end of the game as the final boss again.
* '''Lampshaded:''' "Weren't you a boss some time ago?"
* '''Invoked:''' Enemy recruitment is easier with someone who [[FridgeBrilliance already has experience as a villain]].
* '''Exploited:''' TheHero doesn't defeat Shadowclaw, knowing that he'd just come back as an enemy later anyway.
* '''Defied:'''
** TheHero kills Shadowclaw at their first meeting.
** Captain Shadowclaw averts VillainForgotToLevelGrind.
* '''Zig-zagged:''' Shadowclaw is a RecurringBoss in levels 1, 2 and 3, then a {{Mook}} in Levels 4 and 5, before being a boss again for Level 6.
* '''Played for Laughs:''' Shadowclaw keeps trying to monologue while an enemy before realizing that he is not in that position.
* '''Played for Drama:''' All of the minions that he treated like crap before hate him now that he's their equal.
* '''Justified:''' Members of the FiveBadBand get no second chances and are demoted after one mistake.

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'''Basic Trope:''' A boss in a video game returns later as a regular enemy.
Trope''': [A one sentence summary of the trope]
* '''Played Straight:''' '''Straight''': Captain [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Shadowclaw]] appears as the boss of level one, but by level five is a regular recurring enemy.
* '''Exaggerated:''' '''Exaggerated''': Shadowclaw is fought as a boss in one room. In the next room, there are five of him acting as standard enemies.
* '''Downplayed:''' '''Downplayed''': Shadowclaw doesn't return as an MiniBoss until the last level, and there's only one of him.
* '''Subverted:''' RecurringBoss
* '''Double Subverted:''' He's a RecurringBoss, ''then'' an enemy.
* '''Parodied:''' Shadowclaw was a ZeroEffortBoss in the first place, so it's quite fitting.
* '''Deconstructed:''' As a standard enemy, Shadowclaw has to live through the gruelling life of the [[PunchClockVillain working class]].
* '''Reconstructed:''' Shadowclaw returns at the end of the game as the final boss again.
* '''Lampshaded:''' "Weren't you a boss some time ago?"
* '''Invoked:''' Enemy recruitment is easier with someone who [[FridgeBrilliance already has experience as a villain]].
* '''Exploited:''' TheHero doesn't defeat Shadowclaw, knowing that he'd just come back as an enemy later anyway.
* '''Defied:'''
'''Justified''':
** TheHero kills Shadowclaw at their first meeting.
** Captain Shadowclaw averts VillainForgotToLevelGrind.
* '''Zig-zagged:''' Shadowclaw is a RecurringBoss in levels 1, 2 and 3, then a {{Mook}} in Levels 4 and 5, before being a boss again for Level 6.
* '''Played for Laughs:''' Shadowclaw keeps trying to monologue while an enemy before realizing that he is not in that position.
* '''Played for Drama:''' All of the minions that he treated like crap before hate him now that he's their equal.
* '''Justified:'''
Members of the FiveBadBand get no second chances and are demoted after one mistake.



* '''Inverted:''' Shadowclaw was a Mook at the beginning before being promoted to a boss.
* '''Averted:''' Shadowclaw never returns after his first appearance.
* '''Discussed:''' "It's weird how many people get demoted from villain to Mook, eh?"
* '''Conversed:''' "Will there ever be a villain who ''doesn't'' show up again later in the game?"

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** Shadowclaw's boss, noticing that he was quite a [[ThatOneBoss formidable opponent for the heroes]], decides to clone him. However, CloneDegeneration is in full force in this setting, so the duplicates aren't nearly as effective as the original.
* '''Inverted:''' '''Inverted''': Shadowclaw was a Mook at the beginning before being promoted to a boss.
* '''Averted:''' '''Subverted''': RecurringBoss
* '''Double Subverted''': He's a RecurringBoss, ''then'' an enemy.
* '''Parodied''': Shadowclaw was a ZeroEffortBoss in the first place, so it's quite fitting.
* '''Zig-zagged''': Shadowclaw is a RecurringBoss in levels 1, 2 and 3, then a {{Mook}} in Levels 4 and 5, before being a boss again for Level 6.
* '''Averted''':
Shadowclaw never returns after his first appearance.
* '''Discussed:''' '''Enforced''': ???
* '''Lampshaded''': "Weren't you a boss some time ago?"
* '''Invoked''': Enemy recruitment is easier with someone who [[FridgeBrilliance already has experience as a villain]].
* '''Exploited''': TheHero doesn't defeat Shadowclaw, knowing that he'd just come back as an enemy later anyway.
* '''Defied''':
** TheHero kills Shadowclaw at their first meeting.
** Captain Shadowclaw averts VillainForgotToLevelGrind.
* '''Discussed''':
"It's weird how many people get demoted from villain to Mook, eh?"
* '''Conversed:''' '''Conversed''': "Will there ever be a villain who ''doesn't'' show up again later in the game?"game?"
* '''Deconstructed''': As a standard enemy, Shadowclaw has to live through the gruelling life of the [[PunchClockVillain working class]].
* '''Reconstructed''': Shadowclaw returns at the end of the game as the final boss again.
* '''Played For Laughs''': Shadowclaw keeps trying to monologue while an enemy before realizing that he is not in that position.
* '''Played For Drama''': All of the minions that he treated like crap before hate him now that he's their equal.



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%%* '''Implied''': ???
%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
26th Aug '12 4:59:59 PM cclosina
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** When Shadowclaw first appears, the hero was level 5, but when Shadowclaw reappears, [[VillainForgottoLevelGrind the hero is now level 20.]]
28th May '12 10:31:10 AM Telcontar
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* '''Defied:''' TheHero kills Shadowclaw at their first meeting.

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* '''Defied:''' '''Defied:'''
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TheHero kills Shadowclaw at their first meeting.
23rd May '12 4:36:48 PM randomtroper89
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** Captain Shadowclaw averts VillainForgotToLevelGrind.
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