'''Final Exam Boss''': A boss that requires most of (if not all)the abilities you've learned in the game so far for you to defeat it.
* '''Straight''': In order to defeat Evil Overlord Tom, Bob has to use everything he's learned from fighting Tom's generals.
* '''Exaggerated''': Not only does Bob use what he's learned from Tom's generals, he [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands spontaneously learns new techniques]] in the middle of the fight, right before Tom switches to the form said ability is needed for.
* '''Downplayed''': Tom has multiple forms like any "good" final boss, but Bob only needs to use the [[BoringYetPractical first one]] and [[LastDiscMagic last two abilities]] he acquired prior; the rest aren't needed.
* '''Justified''': The whole situation is a SecretTestOfCharacter, and Tom wants to make sure Bob has mastered all of the proper techniques so that Bob may one day take his place.
* '''Inverted''': The Boss fight is actually [[HopelessBossFight unwinnable]], as Tom has the perfect counterattack for any and every of Bob's moves.
* '''Subverted''': Things seem to be shaping up to a Final Exam Boss, but every one of Tom's forms are easily dispatched by running up to him and whacking him with your magic sword.
* '''Double Subverted''': You actually aren't supposed to use your sword on the boss, as [[BatmanGambit doing so is the final key step to his plans]]. You get the Bad Ending.
* '''Parodied''':
** Bob tries to defeat Tom, but fails because he neglected to study.
** Conversely, he learned the wrong techniques.
** Tom hands Bob a question paper. Bob answers each question with the corresponding skill in his arsenal, and Tom then concedes defeat, deciding that Bob would beat him in a fight.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Tom has counters for every single one of Bob's abilities, and vice versa. The fight goes nowhere because everything is countered by another counter.
* '''Averted''':
** Tom has one form, solved by [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim shooting him in the face with Bob's crossbow]].
** The game has no final boss.
** Tom dies in a cutscene.
* '''Enforced''': "The final Boss needs to have some strategy involved."
* '''Lampshaded''': "Why do bosses make you literally {{try everything}} in order to beat them?"
* '''Invoked''': ???
* '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''': ???
* '''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''': ???
* '''Implied''': Bob's abilities are limited-use. The battle happens off-screen, and when Bob walks out of the chamber, a visual cue shows that he has expended all of them.
* '''Deconstructed''': Bob goes on another adventure, and, when facing the new final enemy,the enemy has learned the skills of his generals and thus can predict Bob's actions.
* '''Reconstructed''': Bob has experimented with the applications of what he has learned and manages to catch his opponent off-guard with a particular combination, defeating them.
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%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???
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