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* [[NintendoHard Given how hard]] [[GuideDangIt the game is]] and all the StatGrinding that must be fulfilled to be strong enough for the finale, beating it is an awesome moment for the player.


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* Emperor Mateus in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII''. When you finally face the BigBad on his throne room, the boss fight is depressingly easy. A good party ends up killing him rather quickly. Then the Dark Knight steps forward, and you think that the Emperor was a TrickBoss, and that Dark Knight was the ManBehindTheMan. But then the Emperor reappears on his throne, in a new [[OneWingedAngel monstrous]] form. Turns out that he died and went to Hell... and then ''took it over!''

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* Emperor Mateus in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII''. When you finally face the BigBad on in his throne room, the boss fight is depressingly easy. A good party ends up killing him rather quickly. Then the Dark Knight steps forward, and you think that the Emperor was a TrickBoss, TrickBoss and that Dark Knight was the ManBehindTheMan. But then the Emperor reappears on his throne, in a new [[OneWingedAngel monstrous]] form. Turns out that he died and went to Hell... and then ''took it over!''



* Despite starting off as a DirtyCoward, what is Gordon's response to learning that the real Princess Hilda is being held as a prize for the Emperor's tournament? [[TookALevelInBadass He promptly volunteers himself for the rescue mission]], and even leads Hilda to safety ''all by himself''.

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* Despite starting off as a DirtyCoward, what is Gordon's response to learning that the real Princess Hilda is being held as a prize for the Emperor's tournament? [[TookALevelInBadass He promptly volunteers himself for the rescue mission]], and even leads Hilda to safety ''all by himself''.


* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtt9PUZWKiY opening FMV]] from the ''Origins'' remake deserves a mention.

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* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtt9PUZWKiY opening FMV]] from the ''Origins'' remake deserves a mention.mention, especially when Firion briefly disables a Black Knight with a pair of throwing knives. The first in its eye, the second in its throat. ''And it still gets back up,'' but it was enough to let Leon rejoin the group and for all of them to get out of Fynn.

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* Emperor Mateus in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII''. When you finally face the BigBad on his throne room, the boss fight is depressingly easy. A good party ends up killing him rather quickly. Then the Dark Knight steps forward, and you think that the Emperor was a TrickBoss, and that Dark Knight was the ManBehindTheMan. [[spoiler:But then the Emperor reappears on his throne, in a new [[OneWingedAngel monstrous]] form. Turns out that he died and went to Hell... and then ''took it over!'']]
** [[spoiler: Then, of course, the party scores a collective moment when they literally go to Hell and back to beat the Emperor.]]
** [[spoiler:The Emperor didn't just take over Hell. His "light" side went to Heaven...and ''took over Heaven as well!'']]
* In the GBA and PSP remake, [[spoiler:all the dead party members go to Heaven, and beat the light half of the Emperor! (Yup, the Emperor is so bad that even his GOOD side was evil!)]]
** Minwu [[spoiler:earns himself Ultima, the ultimate magic that he had died to unseal.]]
** [[spoiler: Minwu and the other fallen heroes also get one when they refuse to be persuaded by the "reformed" Emperor and [[WhoWantsToLiveForever refuse his offer of immortality.]]]]

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* Emperor Mateus in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII''. When you finally face the BigBad on his throne room, the boss fight is depressingly easy. A good party ends up killing him rather quickly. Then the Dark Knight steps forward, and you think that the Emperor was a TrickBoss, and that Dark Knight was the ManBehindTheMan. [[spoiler:But But then the Emperor reappears on his throne, in a new [[OneWingedAngel monstrous]] form. Turns out that he died and went to Hell... and then ''took it over!'']]
over!''
** [[spoiler: Then, of course, the party scores a collective moment when they literally go to Hell and back to beat the Emperor.]]
Emperor.
** [[spoiler:The The Emperor didn't just take over Hell. His "light" side went to Heaven...and ''took over Heaven as well!'']]
well!''
* In the GBA and PSP remake, [[spoiler:all all the dead party members go to Heaven, and beat the light half of the Emperor! (Yup, the Emperor is so bad that even his GOOD "good" side was evil!)]]
evil!)
** Minwu [[spoiler:earns earns himself Ultima, the ultimate magic that he had died to unseal.]]
unseal.
** [[spoiler: Minwu and the other fallen heroes also get one when they refuse to be persuaded by the "reformed" Emperor and [[WhoWantsToLiveForever refuse his offer of immortality.]]]]]]



** [[spoiler:Josef holds off a boulder trap so Firion, Maria, and Guy can escape.]]
** [[spoiler:Minwu gives his life to unseal the ultimate magic, Ultima.]]
** [[spoiler:Ricard Highwind holds off the Emperor, having ''risen from Hell'', while the others escape on the Wyvern. '''He stands against the ruler of Hell without any hesitation.''']]

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** [[spoiler:Josef Josef holds off a boulder trap so Firion, Maria, and Guy can escape.]]
escape.
** [[spoiler:Minwu Minwu gives his life to unseal the ultimate magic, Ultima.]]
Ultima.
** [[spoiler:Ricard Ricard Highwind holds off the Emperor, having ''risen from Hell'', while the others escape on the Wyvern. '''He stands against the ruler of Hell without any hesitation.''']]'''



* Despite starting off as a DirtyCoward, what is Gordon's response to learning that [[spoiler:the real Princess Hilda]] is being held as a prize for the Emperor's tournament? [[TookALevelInBadass He promptly volunteers himself for the rescue mission]], and even leads [[spoiler:Hilda]] to safety ''all by himself''.

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* Despite starting off as a DirtyCoward, what is Gordon's response to learning that [[spoiler:the the real Princess Hilda]] Hilda is being held as a prize for the Emperor's tournament? [[TookALevelInBadass He promptly volunteers himself for the rescue mission]], and even leads [[spoiler:Hilda]] Hilda to safety ''all by himself''.


** Let's not forget: [[spoiler:The Emperor didn't just take over Hell. His "light" side went to Heaven...and ''took over Heaven as well!'']]

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** Let's not forget: [[spoiler:The Emperor didn't just take over Hell. His "light" side went to Heaven...and ''took over Heaven as well!'']]


** [[spoiler: Then, of course, the party scores a collective moment when the literally go to Hell and back to beat the Emperor.]]

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** [[spoiler: Then, of course, the party scores a collective moment when the they literally go to Hell and back to beat the Emperor.]]

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** Let's not forget: [[spoiler:The Emperor didn't just take over Hell. His "light" side went to Heaven...and ''took over Heaven as well!'']]


** Minwu [[spoiler:earns himself Ultima, the ultimate magic that he had died to unseal.]]



* Also, Minwu getting Ultima, ''period.'' The one dedicated White Mage in the game finally gaining access to the ultimate White Magic? That he sacrificed his life to unseal for the heroes? And surviving (well, [[DeadToBeginWith sort of...]]) unsealing it a second time before having to battle freakin' ''Ultima Weapon'' to prove his worthiness to wield it? Suffice to say, there's a reason he's an EnsembleDarkhorse (and being able to use it on the Light Emperor can be an epic moment of player catharsis).
* When Josef [[spoiler:sacrifices himself so that the rest of the party can escape after defeating Borghen]].

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* Also, Minwu getting Ultima, ''period.'' The one dedicated White Mage in the game finally gaining access to the ultimate White Magic? That he sacrificed Every single HeroicSacrifice counts as one:
** [[spoiler:Josef holds off a boulder trap so Firion, Maria, and Guy can escape.]]
** [[spoiler:Minwu gives
his life to unseal for the heroes? And surviving (well, [[DeadToBeginWith sort of...]]) unsealing it a second time before ultimate magic, Ultima.]]
** [[spoiler:Ricard Highwind holds off the Emperor,
having to battle freakin' ''Ultima Weapon'' to prove his worthiness to wield it? Suffice to say, there's a reason he's an EnsembleDarkhorse (and being able to use it ''risen from Hell'', while the others escape on the Light Emperor can be an epic moment of player catharsis).
* When Josef [[spoiler:sacrifices himself so that
Wyvern. '''He stands against the rest ruler of the party can escape after defeating Borghen]].Hell without any hesitation.''']]


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* Despite starting off as a DirtyCoward, what is Gordon's response to learning that [[spoiler:the real Princess Hilda]] is being held as a prize for the Emperor's tournament? [[TookALevelInBadass He promptly volunteers himself for the rescue mission]], and even leads [[spoiler:Hilda]] to safety ''all by himself''.


** Then, of course, the party scores a collective moment when the literally go to Hell and back to beat the Emperor.

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** [[spoiler: Then, of course, the party scores a collective moment when the literally go to Hell and back to beat the Emperor. Emperor.]]


* Emperor Mateus in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII''. When you finally face the BigBad on his throne room, the boss fight is depressingly easy. A good party ends up killing him rather quickly. Then the Dark Knight steps forward, and you think that the Emperor was a TrickBoss, and that Dark Knight was the ManBehindTheMan. But then the Emperor reappears on his throne, in a new [[OneWingedAngel monstrous]] form. Turns out that he died and went to Hell... and then ''took it over!''

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* Emperor Mateus in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII''. When you finally face the BigBad on his throne room, the boss fight is depressingly easy. A good party ends up killing him rather quickly. Then the Dark Knight steps forward, and you think that the Emperor was a TrickBoss, and that Dark Knight was the ManBehindTheMan. But [[spoiler:But then the Emperor reappears on his throne, in a new [[OneWingedAngel monstrous]] form. Turns out that he died and went to Hell... and then ''took it over!''over!'']]



*** And in the GBA remake, all the dead party members go to Heaven, and beat the other half of him! (Yup, the Emperor is so bad that even his GOOD side was evil!)
**** It's actually the realm of fallen angels, possibly to represent that even if they were the heroes, they took many lives.
**** Minwu and the other fallen heroes also get a [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome CMoA]] when they refuse to be persuaded by the "reformed" Emperor and [[WhoWantsToLiveForever refuse his offer of immortality.]]

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*** And in * In the GBA and PSP remake, all [[spoiler:all the dead party members go to Heaven, and beat the other light half of him! the Emperor! (Yup, the Emperor is so bad that even his GOOD side was evil!)
**** It's actually the realm of fallen angels, possibly to represent that even if they were the heroes, they took many lives.
****
evil!)]]
** [[spoiler:
Minwu and the other fallen heroes also get a [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome CMoA]] one when they refuse to be persuaded by the "reformed" Emperor and [[WhoWantsToLiveForever refuse his offer of immortality.]] ]]]]


* Also, Minwu getting Ultima, ''period.'' The one dedicated white mage in the game finally gaining access to the ultimate White Magic? That he sacrificed his life to unseal for the heroes? And surviving (well, [[DeadToBeginWith sort of...]]) unsealing it a second time before having to battle freakin' ''Ultima Weapon'' to prove his worthiness to wield it? Suffice to say, there's a reason he's an EnsembleDarkhorse (and being able to use it on the Light Emperor can be an epic moment of player catharsis).

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* Also, Minwu getting Ultima, ''period.'' The one dedicated white mage White Mage in the game finally gaining access to the ultimate White Magic? That he sacrificed his life to unseal for the heroes? And surviving (well, [[DeadToBeginWith sort of...]]) unsealing it a second time before having to battle freakin' ''Ultima Weapon'' to prove his worthiness to wield it? Suffice to say, there's a reason he's an EnsembleDarkhorse (and being able to use it on the Light Emperor can be an epic moment of player catharsis).


* The opening FMV from the Origins remake deserves a mention: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtt9PUZWKiY

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* The opening FMV from the Origins remake deserves a mention: http://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtt9PUZWKiYcom/watch?v=xtt9PUZWKiY opening FMV]] from the ''Origins'' remake deserves a mention.

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