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* ''VideoGame/RadiantSilvergun'' starts off each boss battle with the message "Be attitude for gains:" followed by three tips which [[{{Engrish}} don't, for the most part, seem to make any sense]].
** Except for the final boss: [[ThisIsGonnaSuck 1. BE PRAYING 2. BE PRAYING 3. BE PRAYING]]
** For shmups, the trope might as well be called the "Warning screen", though not all warnings give a title for the boss.

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* ''VideoGame/RadiantSilvergun'' starts off each boss battle with the message "Be attitude for gains:" followed by three tips which [[{{Engrish}} don't, for the most part, seem to make any sense]].
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sense]]. Except for the final boss: [[ThisIsGonnaSuck 1. BE PRAYING 2. BE PRAYING 3. BE PRAYING]]
** For shmups, the trope might as well be called the "Warning screen", though not all warnings give a title for the boss.
PRAYING]]



* ''VideoGame/AceCombatZeroTheBelkanWar'': Starting with the player's Galm team, whenever a new boss-level squadron appears, their name and emblem appears on the screen during the introductory cutscene. This is also the case with the interviews, showing the character's callsign, their full name, and their squadron's name.
** ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatAssaultHorizonLegacy Assault Horizon Legacy]]'' does it, too.

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* ''VideoGame/AceCombatZeroTheBelkanWar'': Starting with the player's Galm team, whenever a new boss-level squadron appears, their name and emblem appears on the screen during the introductory cutscene. This is also the case with the interviews, showing the character's callsign, their full name, and their squadron's name.
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name. ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatAssaultHorizonLegacy Assault Horizon Legacy]]'' does it, too.


** ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosUltimate'' does this as well. Interestingly, [[VideoGame/{{Splatoon}} Inkling]] is the only new character added in this game or the previous one to ''not'' be introduced this way.

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** ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosUltimate'' does this as well. Interestingly, [[VideoGame/{{Splatoon}} Inkling]] is and [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Daisy]] are the only new character added in this game or the previous one to ''not'' be introduced this way.

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*** '''MIN MIN''' VideoGame/{{ARMS}} HERSELF!


** And now ''Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger'' has brought them back in Super Sentai. MonsterOfTheWeek enemies don't get them in that series, but when this trope returned again for ''Series/ShurikenSentaiNinninger,'' they get it too, typically in the form [object] [animal] [{{Youkai}} type]]. For example, "Sickle Weasel Kamaitachi."

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** And now ''Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger'' has brought them it back in Super Sentai. for main characters and new mechs, though the MonsterOfTheWeek enemies don't doesn't get them it. We go back to classic style where everyone gets 'em in that series, but when this trope returned again for ''Series/ShurikenSentaiNinninger,'' they get it too, typically ''Series/ShurikenSentaiNinninger'' and ''Series/UchuSentaiKyuranger'', though. Nin introduces MOTWs in the form [object] [animal] [{{Youkai}} type]]. For type (For example, "Sickle Weasel Kamaitachi."") while Kyu gives the enemy's rank and name (along with [[TheEmpire Jark Matter's]] logo.)


*** '''[[Main/AdBreakDoubleTake BYLETH]]''' RECRUITS... BYLETH!

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*** '''[[Main/AdBreakDoubleTake '''[[Main/RepeatedForEmphasis BYLETH]]''' RECRUITS... BYLETH!

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* All bosses in ''VideoGame/NiNoKuni'' have these, such as the first boss: "The Guardian of the Woods: Steadfast Defender of the Forest."


** Gog-Agog: The Great Devourer, Scourge of Worlds. Bearer of the word Beast and God of the Seven-Part World.
** Incubus: Sword king of the middle army. Bearer of the word Flame and God of the Seven-Part World.
** Mammon: The Grand Dragon, scaled god of the Deep, master of the Infinite Vault, and Lord of Yre-Ynamon. Bearer of the word Tower and God of the Seven-Part World.
** Mottom: Queen Nadia Om, the Blood Flower, Imperatrix of the Gates of Fire. Bearer of the word Glory, and Goddess of the Seven-Part World.
** Solomon David: GodEmperor of the Celestial Empire and Grand Master of Ki Rata. Bearer of the word Diamond and God of the Seven-Part World.

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** Gog-Agog: The Great Devourer, Scourge of Worlds. Bearer of the word Beast and '''Beast'''and God of the Seven-Part World.
** Incubus: Sword king of the middle army. Bearer of the word Flame '''Flame''' and God of the Seven-Part World.
** Mammon: The Grand Dragon, scaled god of the Deep, master of the Infinite Vault, and Lord of Yre-Ynamon. Bearer of the word Tower '''Tower''' and God of the Seven-Part World.
** Mottom: Queen Nadia Om, the Blood Flower, Imperatrix of the Gates of Fire. Bearer of the word Glory, '''Glory''', and Goddess of the Seven-Part World.
** Solomon David: GodEmperor of the Celestial Empire and Grand Master of Ki Rata. Bearer of the word Diamond '''Diamond''' and God of the Seven-Part World.

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* Parodied in ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'' Chapter 84, where Kobayashi discusses the prospect of her becoming the area guardian of Oborozuka with three elder dragons (specifically, Tooru and Kanna's respective dads and [[spoiler:Elma's [[OlderThanTheyLook gran-]]''[[BlatantLies older sister]]'']]). She says that she's concerned about getting an overblown set of Boss Subtitles: '''[[TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard Jigokumeguri Company Chief and Oborozuka Area Guardian: Kobayashi]]'''. Tooru, on the other hand, just thinks it sounds "cool", although [[SmittenTeenageGirl knowing her]], the [[SingleTargetSexuality "Kobayashi"]] in it is enough to make anything sound cool in her mind.


** Marvel does this with all their team books.

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** Marvel does this with all their team books. Marvel reached (and arguably passed) peak subtitling in the mid-2010s, when certain titles would feature multiple examples (often comedic) in ''every'' issue. Eventually, the company's more meta-aware characters (e.g. Deadpool) started cracking jokes about it: "It sounds like you just said your name in title font."


Or vice-versa. This is very, very popular in Japanese media (they actually took the idea from the old Chinese action movies, where every main character, hero or villain, generally had his name stated below onscreen in his first introduction on the movie), and found in most 3D Console [=RPGs=], as well as in certain anime and manga (where it's a handy way to introduce new characters), it has been parodied from time to time. Despite the name, this is not limited to video game bosses. It often accompanies a MookDebutCutscene.

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Or vice-versa. This is very, very popular in Japanese media (they actually took the idea from the old Chinese action movies, where every main character, hero or villain, generally had his name stated below onscreen in during his first introduction on in the movie), and found in most 3D Console [=RPGs=], as well as in certain anime and manga (where it's a handy way to introduce new characters), it has been parodied from time to time. Despite the name, this is not limited to video game bosses. It often accompanies a MookDebutCutscene.


* ''Disney/RalphBreaksTheInternet'': When Ralph and Vanellope are sneaking around in ''Slaughter Race'' looking for Shank's car to obtain for Lootfindr, they find two gamers have beat them to it and are preparing to jack Shank's car for themselves...only for them to find themselves surrounded by Shank's crew. Shank then comes out of the shadows, and as she does show, she gets a freeze-frame listing her stats, accompanied by a chorus of "Shank! Shank! Shank!"

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* ''Disney/RalphBreaksTheInternet'': ''WesternAnimation/RalphBreaksTheInternet'': When Ralph and Vanellope are sneaking around in ''Slaughter Race'' looking for Shank's car to obtain for Lootfindr, they find two gamers have beat them to it and are preparing to jack Shank's car for themselves...only for them to find themselves surrounded by Shank's crew. Shank then comes out of the shadows, and as she does show, she gets a freeze-frame listing her stats, accompanied by a chorus of "Shank! Shank! Shank!"



* A FAQ for ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories'' actually did this. Many of these were pretty good, like "Fairytale Pirate [[Disney/PeterPan Captain Hook]]", "Evil form of a lost friend, Dark Riku", or "The one behind it all, [[BigBad Marluxia]]."

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* A FAQ for ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories'' actually did this. Many of these were pretty good, like "Fairytale Pirate [[Disney/PeterPan [[WesternAnimation/PeterPan Captain Hook]]", "Evil form of a lost friend, Dark Riku", or "The one behind it all, [[BigBad Marluxia]]."


* ''VideoGame/KirbyStarAllies'' does this with every major boss.
-->For example: "Meta Knight: The Lone Swordsman."

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* ''VideoGame/KirbyStarAllies'' does this with every major boss.
-->For example: "Meta Knight:
boss in the Story Mode and Heroes in Another Dimension. In Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go! and The Ultimate Choice, only the final boss of a level or difficulty gets the subtitles. For example:
*** His Royal Nemesis, '''King Dedede'''
*** Otherworldly Dark Liege, '''Parallel Dedede'''
***
The Lone Swordsman."Swordsman, '''Meta Knight'''
*** Otherworldly Frost Blade, '''Parallel Meta Knight'''
*** Frozen General, '''Francisca'''
*** Blazing General, '''Flamberge'''
*** Lightning General, '''Zan Partizanne'''
*** Cycloptic Stormcloud, '''Kracko'''
*** Dual Thunderheads, '''Twin Kracko'''
*** Unearthly Storm Front, '''Parallel Twin Kracko'''
*** Unearthly Thunderhead, '''Parallel Big Kracko'''
*** Officiant of Doom, '''Hyness'''
*** [[spoiler:Reborn Butterfly, '''Morpho Knight''']]
*** [[spoiler:Dark-Winged Disaster, '''Morpho Knight EX''']]
*** [[spoiler:Destroyer of Worlds, '''Void Termina''']]
*** [[spoiler:Essence of Chaos, '''Void Soul''']]
*** [[spoiler:Astral Birth, '''Void''']]


** ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosUltimate'' also does this as well. Interestingly, [[VideoGame/{{Splatoon}} Inkling]] is the only new character added in this game or the previous one to ''not'' be introduced this way.

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** ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosUltimate'' also does this as well. Interestingly, [[VideoGame/{{Splatoon}} Inkling]] is the only new character added in this game or the previous one to ''not'' be introduced this way.

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*** '''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemThreeHouses BYLETH]]''' JOINS SMASH HOUSE!
*** '''[[Main/AdBreakDoubleTake BYLETH]]''' RECRUITS... BYLETH!


** In the second movie's final battle, we get [[spoiler:Tengen Toppa Solvernia (Nia), Tengen Toppa Enkidulga (Viral), Tengen Toppa Yoko W Tank (Yoko), Tengen Toppa Twin Vulcan (Jorgun & Balinbow), Tengen Toppa Kidd Knuckle (Kidd), Tengen Toppa Ainzaurus (Iraak), Tengen Toppa Sozoshin (Zorthy), Tengen Toppa Moshogun (Makken), Tengen Toppa Grapearl (Gimmy and Darry) and finally Tengen Toppa Dai-Gurren (everyone else) all get epic entrances complete with their own respective subtitles. And then they combine to form Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. He gets a subtitle too, of course. Notably, most of the mechs are introduced so fast that there's no opportunity to mention them onscreen, so the subtitles are the only way to know their names.]] There are two mecha in the final battle without BossSubtitles, the regular old Lazengann and the curiously unnamed [[spoiler: Tengen Toppa Lagann]].

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** In the second movie's final battle, we get [[spoiler:Tengen Toppa Solvernia (Nia), Tengen Toppa Enkidulga (Viral), Tengen Toppa Yoko W Tank (Yoko), Tengen Toppa Twin Vulcan (Jorgun & Balinbow), Tengen Toppa Kidd Knuckle (Kidd), Tengen Toppa Ainzaurus (Iraak), Tengen Toppa Sozoshin (Zorthy), Tengen Toppa Moshogun (Makken), Tengen Toppa Grapearl (Gimmy and Darry) and finally Tengen Toppa Dai-Gurren (everyone else) all get epic entrances complete with their own respective subtitles. And then they combine to form Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. He gets a subtitle too, of course. Notably, most of the mechs are introduced so fast that there's no opportunity to mention them onscreen, so the subtitles are the only way to know their names.]] There are two mecha in the final battle without BossSubtitles, Boss Subtitles, the regular old Lazengann and the curiously unnamed [[spoiler: Tengen Toppa Lagann]].

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