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* One ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode, "[[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/SpongebobSquarepantsS2E19JellyfishHunterTheFryCookGames The Fry Cook Games]]", has Plankton call in the Chum Bucket's contestant. In walks an absolutely enormous individual... who's carrying the real contestant, Patrick, on his back.

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* One ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode, "[[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/SpongebobSquarepantsS2E19JellyfishHunterTheFryCookGames "[[Recap/SpongebobSquarepantsS2E19JellyfishHunterTheFryCookGames The Fry Cook Games]]", has Plankton call in the Chum Bucket's contestant. In walks an absolutely enormous individual... who's carrying the real contestant, Patrick, on his back.


* In one of the bigger [[WhamEpisode Wham Episodes]] of ''Anime/HugttoPrettyCure'', it looks as if the Cures are about to fight the haughty Daigan, however, he is suddenly attacked and incapacitated by another debuting villain, Dr. Traum. Traum then does some upgrades to the MonsterOfTheWeek Daigan had summoned and has that attack the Cures. [[spoiler:Eventually, the Cures get a proper fight with Daigan in the HalloweenSpecial episode, so itís no big deal.]]

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* In one of the bigger [[WhamEpisode Wham Episodes]] of ''Anime/HugttoPrettyCure'', it looks as if the Cures are about to fight the haughty Daigan, however, he is suddenly attacked and incapacitated by another debuting villain, Dr. Traum. Traum then does some upgrades to the MonsterOfTheWeek Daigan had summoned and has that attack the Cures. [[spoiler:Eventually, the Cures get a proper fight with Daigan in the HalloweenSpecial episode, HalloweenEpisode, so itís no big deal.]]

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* In one of the bigger [[WhamEpisode Wham Episodes]] of ''Anime/HugttoPrettyCure'', it looks as if the Cures are about to fight the haughty Daigan, however, he is suddenly attacked and incapacitated by another debuting villain, Dr. Traum. Traum then does some upgrades to the MonsterOfTheWeek Daigan had summoned and has that attack the Cures. [[spoiler:Eventually, the Cures get a proper fight with Daigan in the HalloweenSpecial episode, so itís no big deal.]]


* One ''WesternAnimaton/SpongeBobSquarepants'' episode, "[[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/SpongebobSquarepantsS2E19JellyfishHunterTheFryCookGames The Fry Cook Games]]", has Plankton call in the Chum Bucket's contestant. In walks an absolutely enormous individual... who's carrying the real contestant, Patrick, on his back.

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* One ''WesternAnimaton/SpongeBobSquarepants'' ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode, "[[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/SpongebobSquarepantsS2E19JellyfishHunterTheFryCookGames The Fry Cook Games]]", has Plankton call in the Chum Bucket's contestant. In walks an absolutely enormous individual... who's carrying the real contestant, Patrick, on his back.

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* One ''WesternAnimaton/SpongeBobSquarepants'' episode, "[[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/SpongebobSquarepantsS2E19JellyfishHunterTheFryCookGames The Fry Cook Games]]", has Plankton call in the Chum Bucket's contestant. In walks an absolutely enormous individual... who's carrying the real contestant, Patrick, on his back.

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** Zenmaru's final duel in the series is seemingly an [[HopelessBossBattle hopeless]] DualBoss agaisnt his own AloofBigBrother Kai and his former, strongest senpai Mario Kujo. [[spoiler: However, Kujo turns out to be a traitor, Kai is actually honorable and both brothers end up fighting Mario, one after the other.]]


* In ''Manga/{{Gamaran}}'' at the beginning of the second part of the tournament, it seems that Gama's gonna fight the [[EpicFlail Kanasemanji School leader]] [[BaldOfEvil Muraku Matsumoto]], but then he decides to step back and let Gama fight with Saizou Fujibayashi, leader of the Tamagakushi Ninja School. In a slight subversion, Muraku is actually much more dangerous than Saizou, all things considered.

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the beginning of the second part of the tournament, it seems that Gama's gonna fight the [[EpicFlail Kanasemanji School leader]] [[BaldOfEvil Muraku Matsumoto]], but then he decides to step back and let Gama fight with Saizou Fujibayashi, leader of the Tamagakushi Ninja School. In a slight subversion, Muraku is actually much more dangerous than Saizou, all things considered.


* In ''Manga/{{Gamaran}}'' at the beginning of the second part of the tournament, it seems that Gama's gonna fight the [[EpicFlail Kanasemanji School leader]] [[BaldOfEvil Muraku Matsumoto]], but then he decides to step back and let Gama fight with Saizou Fujibayashi, leader of the Tamagakushi Ninja School.

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* In ''Manga/{{Gamaran}}'' at the beginning of the second part of the tournament, it seems that Gama's gonna fight the [[EpicFlail Kanasemanji School leader]] [[BaldOfEvil Muraku Matsumoto]], but then he decides to step back and let Gama fight with Saizou Fujibayashi, leader of the Tamagakushi Ninja School. In a slight subversion, Muraku is actually much more dangerous than Saizou, all things considered.
** During the later Muraku arc, Gama is protecting his wounded comrades against an assault corps of the Muhou Ryuu, and their leader prepares to enter the fray. However, he's killed by Muraku before he can even reach the battlefield, and the delayed duel between Muraku and Gama takes place.
** During the final arc, it seems that Gama has to defeat Jinsuke's strongest warrior Shungaku... but instead has to fight his disciple, [[spoiler: Eima Yakushiji]]. Again, the "bait" boss was arguably stronger.


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* In the ''WesternAnimation/StreetFighter'' [[WebAnimation/YoutubePoop Youtube Poop]] ''Leet Fighters'', [[WebAnimation/TheFrolloShow a spinoff to the Frollo Show]], while Guile and M. Bison were in Hell during the episode "Daring Death", they accidentally free Hans Frollo from a prison cell. Hans then breaks open the cell next to him before escaping. That prisoner that was broke free was [[Manga/LuckyStar Konata]] who was killed and eaten on a pizza by Guile and Bison in the first episode. She rants about getting revenge on them and starts powering up...[[spoiler: only for [[UsefulNotes/McDonalds Ronald McDonald]] to arrive behind her and snap her neck, and then ''he'' starts to transform.]] Fortunately, Guile and Bison [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere abandon ship]] and escape through Hell via [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Gaston]]'s spring. In the next episode, Konata peeks through a window of the Leet Fighters' apartment, still wanting payback. [[spoiler:She's quickly taken out again--albeit accidentally--this time by Mormon Jesus, who is then swept aside by T. Hawk. Luckily, he's friendly.]][[/folder]]



* In ''WesternAnimation/StreetFighter'', while Guile and M. Bison were in Hell during ''[[WebAnimation/TheFrolloShow Leet Fighters]]'' episode "Daring Death", they accidentally free Hans Frollo from a prison cell. Hans then breaks open the cell next to him before escaping. That prisoner that was broke free was [[Manga/LuckyStar Konata]] who was killed and eaten on a pizza by Guile and Bison in the first episode. She rants about getting revenge on them and starts powering up...[[spoiler: only for [[UsefulNotes/McDonalds Ronald McDonald]] to arrive behind her and snap her neck, and then ''he'' starts to transform.]] Fortunately, Guile and Bison [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere abandon ship]] and escape through Hell via [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Gaston]]'s spring. In the next episode, Konata peeks through a window of the Leet Fighters' apartment, still wanting payback. [[spoiler:She's quickly taken out again--albeit accidentally--this time by Mormon Jesus, who is then swept aside by T. Hawk. Luckily, he's friendly.]]


** A quick version from season 1's ''Angel'': The Master decides to call in The Three. SmashCut to three intimidating bikers...who are immediately scared off by a trio of 7 foot tall vampires in medieval armor.

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** A quick version from season 1's ''Angel'': "Angel": The Master decides to call in The Three. SmashCut to three intimidating bikers...who are immediately scared off by a trio of 7 foot tall vampires in medieval armor.

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* The first issue of ''ComicBook/RatQueens'' sees the Queens sent to clear out a goblin den. Then they're ambushed by an assassin, but as they square off he's squished by a thirty-foot-tall troll. The real boss fight ensues.


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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' involves the party fighting Shadow Rise, who will unleash a devastating attack when low on health. Then Teddie will jump in taking the damage of the attack for himself. Afterwards, his Shadow Teddie counterpart will awaken, initiating the second boss battle.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' ''VideoGame/Persona4'' involves the party fighting Shadow Rise, who will unleash a devastating attack when low on health. Then Teddie will jump in taking the damage of the attack for himself. Afterwards, his Shadow Teddie counterpart will awaken, initiating the second boss battle.



* In ''{{VideoGame/Touhou}}: Urban Legend in Limbo'''s [=PS4=] version, it looks like the final boss of Reisen's Story Mode is [[spoiler:the main character, Reimu Hakurei. But then, all of a sudden, Reimu mysteriously vanishes and is replaced by Fujiwara no Moukou. This turns out to be a {{Sequel Hook}} to the next ''Touhou'' fighting game.]]

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* ''Manga/DragonBall'':
** In the original series, the Red Ribbon Army arc. For the past 30 or so episodes, the ultimate antagonist has been built up as Commander Red. Then when Goku begins raiding the Army HQ, Red reveals that he's been gathering the Dragon Balls for the sole purpose of making himself taller rather than world conquest. [[DisappointedByTheMotive Disgusted that their leader wasted everyone's lives and resources over such a meager pursuit]], [[TheDragon 2nd-in-command]] Adviser Black [[TheStarscream shoots Red dead]] just minutes before Goku arrives, leaving the final showdown to occur between the two of them instead.

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* ''Manga/DragonBall'':
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** In the [[Manga/DragonBall original series, series]], the Red Ribbon Army arc. For the past 30 or so episodes, the ultimate antagonist has been built up as Commander Red. Then when Goku begins raiding the Army HQ, Red reveals that he's been gathering the Dragon Balls for the sole purpose of making himself taller rather than world conquest. [[DisappointedByTheMotive Disgusted that their leader wasted everyone's lives and resources over such a meager pursuit]], [[TheDragon 2nd-in-command]] Adviser Black [[TheStarscream shoots Red dead]] just minutes before Goku arrives, leaving the final showdown to occur between the two of them instead.


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** The entire Future Trunks Saga of ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' is built around defeating Goku Black and saving Future Trunks' world. In the end, the Final Boss ended up being [[spoiler:Merged Zamasu, the fusing of Future Zamasu and Goku Black]].


** Piston himself becomes a bait and switch boss soon after. The heroes go to fight Piston, only for him to summon [[CrazyAwesome a giant robot/T-Rex/monster truck]] that you have to fight instead.

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** Piston himself becomes a bait and switch boss soon after. The heroes go to fight Piston, only for him to summon [[CrazyAwesome a giant robot/T-Rex/monster truck]] truck that you have to fight instead.


The real boss could be a GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere. It could also be TheManBehindTheMan, but it isn't a requirement that the real boss is in any way the real leader or in greater authority, aside from his [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking presumed rank]]. If the new boss is a familiar face, then the story just got HijackedByGanon.

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The real boss could be a GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere. It could also be TheManBehindTheMan, but it isn't a requirement that the real boss is in any way the real leader or in greater authority, aside from his [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking presumed rank]]. If the new boss is a familiar face, then the story just got HijackedByGanon.
HijackedByGanon. If the bait boss isn't killed upon being replaced, you might end up fighting them for real later on.

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