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Just a Face and a Caption: Mini Boss get usage counts

 1 Blue Guy, Sun, 23rd Jun '13 4:11:31 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 Spark 9, Sun, 23rd Jun '13 4:14:31 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 Blue Guy, Sun, 23rd Jun '13 4:19:34 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 Willbyr, Sun, 23rd Jun '13 8:28:55 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.

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 Another Duck, Mon, 24th Jun '13 3:36:08 AM from Stockholm Relationship Status: Chocolate!
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 Blue Guy, Wed, 26th Jun '13 7:16:11 PM from Bella Vista, Arkansas Relationship Status: Holding out for a hero
 10 Shanghai Slave, Thu, 27th Jun '13 9:29:32 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

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 11 DRCEQ, Thu, 27th Jun '13 9:54:43 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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[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 Blue Guy, Wed, 3rd Jul '13 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 Shanghai Slave, Thu, 4th Jul '13 3:46:18 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?
I still think the current is fine, but if people want a suggestion, here's Mid-Boss: [1].

 16 kiukiuclk, Thu, 4th Jul '13 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 Willbyr, Thu, 25th Jul '13 7:32:15 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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 18 Willbyr, Mon, 29th Jul '13 7:37:07 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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