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Just a Face and a Caption: Mini Boss get usage counts
Deadlock Clock: 28th Jul '13 11:59 PM

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1 BlueGuy23rd Jun 2013 04:11:31 PM from Bella Vista, Arkansas , Relationship Status: Holding out for a hero
zzz...
This was posted without a thread and illustrates nothing about the trope - the life meter says "BOSS", which could lead people to believe that it's a full-fledged boss rather than a mid-boss.

I can't really think of a good replacement image, aside from maybe a webcomic or something.
2 Spark923rd Jun 2013 04:14:31 PM from Castle Wulfenbach , Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
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That's not even close to Just A Face And A Caption.

Keep Until Better Image Suggested.

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3 BlueGuy23rd Jun 2013 04:19:34 PM from Bella Vista, Arkansas , Relationship Status: Holding out for a hero
zzz...
I'll be honest - I wasn't too sure whether to put this under "JAFAC", "Does Not Illustrate" or "Poor Image". Thing is, it does illustrate the trope (very poorly, but it tries), and it's a decent quality image, so JAFAC seemed like the best option.
If an image is posted unilaterally by a user, should it receive the same Keep Until Better Image Suggested consideration as one arrived at via a thread? I personally don't think so, but I can roll with whatever.
5 Willbyr23rd Jun 2013 08:28:55 PM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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I can live with the current, but I think it needs a caption lampshading his mid-ness.
I see no "stronger-than-average monster" in that shot.
7 nitrokitty23rd Jun 2013 10:23:16 PM , Relationship Status: Love is for the living, Sal
He's got a boss meter, so he's obviously a boss, but the fact that he's not very big or intimidating says "mini boss" to me. Keep Until Better Image Suggested.
8 AnotherDuck24th Jun 2013 03:36:08 AM from Stockholm , Relationship Status: In season
No, the other one.
Considering that there is a boss meter, I think it's better that it doesn't look too strong.
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9 BlueGuy26th Jun 2013 07:16:11 PM from Bella Vista, Arkansas , Relationship Status: Holding out for a hero
10 ShanghaiSlave27th Jun 2013 09:29:32 PM from YKTTW , Relationship Status: is commanded toŚ WANK!
I checked the examples and realized that midbosses either have no lifebar and thus won't readily
illustrate their boss-ness or have boss-like lifebar and thus not illustrate their mini-ness.


The current image relies on a Visual Pun... which does not even get lampshaded with a caption.
EDIT: seems that i just repeated what someone else already said.


I suggest "Who say's all bosses need to be Large and in Charge?"

edited 27th Jun '13 9:34:24 PM by ShanghaiSlave

Is dast der Zerstorer? Odar die Schopfer?
11 DRCEQ27th Jun 2013 09:54:43 PM , Relationship Status: Anime is my true love
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I would suggest doing a two shot image. First showing the mini-boss of the level (which for many games, the Mini Boss will be fought in it's own area, away from most other enemies), and then the final boss at the end of the level, with an arrow pointing down to show an order that you fight them.
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12 nitrokitty27th Jun 2013 10:51:02 PM , Relationship Status: Love is for the living, Sal
[up] Too unnecessarily complex. The current illustrates the trope with a single image, so two images is just more clutter that we don't need.
13 BlueGuy3rd Jul 2013 10:24:21 AM from Bella Vista, Arkansas , Relationship Status: Holding out for a hero
zzz...
Bump. I still don't think this is a good image.
14 ShanghaiSlave4th Jul 2013 03:46:18 AM from YKTTW , Relationship Status: is commanded toŚ WANK!
[up] wanna suggest a better one?

still think a caption is all what the current one needs.


[down] lol trope namer. well played.

edited 6th Jul '13 10:22:54 AM by ShanghaiSlave

Is dast der Zerstorer? Odar die Schopfer?
15 nitrokitty4th Jul 2013 10:25:05 AM , Relationship Status: Love is for the living, Sal
I still think the current is fine, but if people want a suggestion, here's Mid-Boss: [1].
16 kiukiuclk4th Jul 2013 12:03:52 PM from 3.1415926535897932384626433832795028841971693 , Relationship Status: My TiMER is ticking
Looks as good as any really. The only other way to do it I can think of would be to take one of those games that uses an elite mook as boss and have two images, one of them as a boss, one as an elite mook later. (earliest one I can think of is the Baron of Hell from Doom). And that would require two images(or one split).

Really, I think the current one is fine.
17 Willbyr25th Jul 2013 07:32:15 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Clock is set.
18 Willbyr29th Jul 2013 07:37:07 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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