Playing With: Rush Boss

Basic Trope: A boss has relatively low health, but has powerful attacks.
  • Straight: The Climax Boss of Heroes of Troperia is a relatively short fight, but the boss can easily curb stomp the characters if the player isn't prepared.
  • Exaggerated: The boss can be killed in one hit, but its repertoire consists entirely of One Hit Kills.
  • Downplayed: The strongest boss has the lowest health out of all bosses, but higher than several mooks.
  • Justified: The boss has a BFG but weak armour.
  • Inverted: Marathon Boss
  • Subverted:
    • The boss has low defense, but frequently dodges attacks, making the fight take longer than it normally would.
    • Alternatively, the boss has low defense but doesn't have powerful attacks, turning it into a Breather Boss.
  • Double Subverted:
    • Just before the fight, the player obtains a skill that always hits, rendering the boss' speed meaningless.
    • The boss gets much more formidable after it Turns Red.
  • Parodied:
    • A villain is feared across the entire world for being able to level cities, but once the main character fights him in single combat, he keels over from being poked.
    • Alternatively, there are two famous duelists who argue over two styles of fighting, one being a Marathon Boss and one being a Rush Boss.
  • Zig Zagged:
    • The skill does pitiful damage, so the fight still takes a long time.
    • ...But its berserk stage still isn't impressive.
  • Averted: The boss' ratio of attack to defense is average.
  • Enforced: The manager of the development team told the monster designers to make bosses that hit hard and died fast, because they're more exciting than Marathon Bosses.
  • Lampshaded: The Big Guy remarks, "This guy's silly toy looks like he's Compensating for Something. This shouldn't take too lonGAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH."
  • Invoked: The boss studies offensive tactics above all else, so he can defeat his opponents before they know what's coming to them.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: The boss realizes that while being a Glass Cannon makes for a more exhilarating fight, it is far more practical to be a Stone Wall.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???

Return to Rush Boss, but make sure to beat it before it kills you!