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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' each expansion's main storyline has a climactic final dungeon to end on, with the FinalBoss usually being unlocked after the completion of the dungeon itself.
** In ''A Realm Reborn'' there's the Praetorium, a massive fortress of TheEmpire which houses the [[WeaponOfMassDestruction Ultima Weapon]], which the Eorzean Alliance invade with the help of the Scions and the [[PlayerCharacter Warrior of Light]].
** ''Heavensward'' has the Aetherochemical Research Facility, the interior of the massive Allagan complex called Azys Lla, containing the bioweapons of the Allagan, along with the security systems left in place by them.
** ''Stormblood'' has the Empire-controlled city of Ala Mhigo, invaded by the Alliance to free it from the yoke of the tyrannical [[BloodKnight Prince Zenos]].
** ''Shadowbringers'' has [[spoiler: A recreation of the final days of the city of Amaurot, filled with eldritch monsters created by the fears of the Ancients. The final part of the dungeon even sends the party ''in space'', allowing them to see the planet below being destroyed by falling meteors, while Emet-Selch narrates about the destruction of his people.]]



** [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV A patch of floating islands essential to the enemy's plan of calling down a red moon that will wipe out all life on Eorzea]]. And then a massive fortress containing an enormously powerful superweapon powered by the essences of three elemental gods. And then an ancient technologically advanced civilization's floating fortress key to the plans of a morally corrupt clergy. And then the capital of a country conquered by TheEmpire. And then [[spoiler:a recreation of the apocalyptic final days of an ancient city]].

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* ''VideoGame/StreetsOfRage'' has its final level taking place in a long hallway within a penthouse. Said hallway is filled to the brim with mooks and you have a BossRush with every single boss you've faced. Beyond the doors at the end of the corridor is [[BigBad Mr. X himself]]. The second game does something similar with its final level by taking place in a penthouse again (along with a rush of mooks and bosses), except the hallway leads to an elevator that takes you up to Mr. X and his elite henchman, [[TheDragon Shiva]]. The third game does it again a third time, but subverts it by revealing the Mr. X sitting in the chair is a robot in disguise and it isn't the final level. Round 7 has two different paths that signify the definitive final area; the bad ending path has you fighting your way to City Hall and the good ending path has you fighting through the robot factory.


*** ''[[UpdatedReRelease Persona 5: Royal]] turns the above dungeons into {{Disc One Final Dungeon}}s if the player is able to reach the highest possible ranks for the the Faith, Consultant, and Justice Confidants before the start of the third term. When the protagonist and Akechi notice some oddities in the world despite [[spoiler:the destruction of the Metaverse, it is revealed the cause is Takuto Maruki, Shujin Academy's guidance counselor who is revealed to be a Persona user in control of his own Palace. Yaldabaoth's influence, the stress brought about his failures, and his anger at his research being stolen by Shido have caused Maruki's Persona to go berserk, carrying the risk of bringing back the Metaverse and forcing the Phantom Thieves to go on one last heist through his Palace before their school term ends.]]

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*** ''[[UpdatedReRelease Persona 5: Royal]] Royal]]'' turns the above dungeons into {{Disc One Final Dungeon}}s if the player is able to reach the highest possible ranks for the the Faith, Consultant, and Justice Confidants before the start of the third term. When the protagonist and Akechi notice some oddities in the world despite [[spoiler:the destruction of the Metaverse, it is revealed the cause is Takuto Maruki, Shujin Academy's guidance counselor who is revealed to be a Persona user in control of his own Palace. Yaldabaoth's influence, the stress brought about his failures, and his anger at his research being stolen by Shido have caused Maruki's Persona to go berserk, carrying the risk of bringing back the Metaverse and forcing the Phantom Thieves to go on one last heist through his Palace before their school term ends.]]



* ''VideoGame/StellaGlow'' has the Moon where [[spoiler: [[BigBad Mother Qualia]] rests, which the Tuning Knights must put a stop to save both the world and [[EveryonesBabySister Marie]].

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* ''VideoGame/StellaGlow'' has the Moon where [[spoiler: [[BigBad Mother Qualia]] rests, which the Tuning Knights must put a stop to save both the world and [[EveryonesBabySister Marie]].]]


** Played with in 1, as Hollow Bastion fits this trope more. The End of the World isn't the fortress of the Heartless, it is their leftovers (and largest concentration). The area is impressive, but closer to a protracted FinalBossNewDimension. However, fitting ''that'' trope more is the final battle in an expanse of swirling darkness, and that is only after you finish the part where you fight in a battlefield formed from the [[WhereItAllBegan broken remains of Sora's world]].

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** Played with in 1, as Hollow Bastion fits this trope more.more despite the latter being a DiscOneFinalDungeon. The End of the World isn't the fortress of the Heartless, it is their leftovers (and largest concentration). The area is impressive, but closer to a protracted FinalBossNewDimension. However, fitting ''that'' trope more is the final battle in an expanse of swirling darkness, and that is only after you finish the part where you fight in a battlefield formed from the [[WhereItAllBegan broken remains of Sora's world]].


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*** The [[DownloadableContent Re: Mind DLC]] on the other hand does have Scala ad Caelum as the final dungeon, since Sora has to find five pieces of Kairi's heart scattered around the town before the game begins the final battle (starting with Sora fighting a Darkside Heartless holding the fifth piece and ending with Sora and Kairi facing off against a copy of Armored Xehanort).


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*** ''[[UpdatedReRelease Persona 5: Royal]] turns the above dungeons into {{Disc One Final Dungeon}}s if the player is able to reach the highest possible ranks for the the Faith, Consultant, and Justice Confidants before the start of the third term. When the protagonist and Akechi notice some oddities in the world despite [[spoiler:the destruction of the Metaverse, it is revealed the cause is Takuto Maruki, Shujin Academy's guidance counselor who is revealed to be a Persona user in control of his own Palace. Yaldabaoth's influence, the stress brought about his failures, and his anger at his research being stolen by Shido have caused Maruki's Persona to go berserk, carrying the risk of bringing back the Metaverse and forcing the Phantom Thieves to go on one last heist through his Palace before their school term ends.]]


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* ''VideoGame/StellaGlow'' has the Moon where [[spoiler: [[BigBad Mother Qualia]] rests, which the Tuning Knights must put a stop to save both the world and [[EveryonesBabySister Marie]].


** Its UpdatedRerelease VideoGame/SuperKirbyClash not only brings back the aforementioned stage, but also [[UpToEleven takes it up to eleven]] with [[spoiler: the Dreamscape, a stage somehow even more surreal and eye-catching than the Decisive Battlefield, and also where that game's final bosses are all fought]].

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** Its UpdatedRerelease VideoGame/SuperKirbyClash ''VideoGame/SuperKirbyClash'' not only brings back the aforementioned stage, but also [[UpToEleven takes it up to eleven]] with [[spoiler: the Dreamscape, a stage somehow even more surreal and eye-catching than the Decisive Battlefield, and also where that game's final bosses are all fought]].

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** Its UpdatedRerelease VideoGame/SuperKirbyClash not only brings back the aforementioned stage, but also [[UpToEleven takes it up to eleven]] with [[spoiler: the Dreamscape, a stage somehow even more surreal and eye-catching than the Decisive Battlefield, and also where that game's final bosses are all fought]].


** ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'' has [[spoiler:the Graduation. A simplified version of the class trial room, however, it's in a tower in the middle of nowhere, with the background constantly changing between a neon-orange with Monokuma faces and black with Matrix's green numbers behind as the Neo World Program glitches and threatens the survivors' very existence. When Junko finally reveals herself, some walls go down and a giant Junko shows up stares down at the survivors while another Junko on her cellphone interacts with them]]. The investigation leading up to this also had an example of this, taking the remaining survivors through [[spoiler:a glitched-out, exposition-heavy version of Hope's Peak Academy, the setting of the first game and a key location to the entire franchise.]]
** ''VisualNovel/NewDanganronpaV3'' has the investigation of chapter 6 as this: [[spoiler:you investigate the entire school, now being destroyed by a battle between Kibo and the robots controlled by the Monocubs, this battle is happening while you investigate and you must fight the robots while investigating.]]

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** ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'' ''VisualNovel/Danganronpa2GoodbyeDespair'' has [[spoiler:the Graduation. A simplified version of the class trial room, however, it's in a tower in the middle of nowhere, with the background constantly changing between a neon-orange with Monokuma faces and black with Matrix's green numbers behind as the Neo World Program glitches and threatens the survivors' very existence. When Junko finally reveals herself, some walls go down and a giant Junko shows up stares down at the survivors while another Junko on her cellphone interacts with them]]. The investigation leading up to this also had an example of this, taking the remaining survivors through [[spoiler:a glitched-out, exposition-heavy version of Hope's Peak Academy, the setting of the first game and a key location to the entire franchise.]]
** ''VisualNovel/NewDanganronpaV3'' ''VisualNovel/DanganronpaV3KillingHarmony'' has the investigation of chapter 6 as this: [[spoiler:you investigate the entire school, now being destroyed by a battle between Kibo Keebo and the robots controlled by the Monocubs, Exisals; this battle is happening while you investigate and you must fight the robots while investigating.]]


* The UsefulNotes/SuperBowl, especially in modern times. Whereas the other major American sports leagues (the [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation NBA]], [[UsefulNotes/{{Baseball}} MLB]], and the [[UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague NHL]]) have the teams play at each other's stadiums and arenas in a best-of-seven series, the [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague NFL]] schedules the Super Bowl years in advance, ostensibly in order to prevent a team from playing the one-off championship game on their home turf[[note]]It is theoretically possible for a team to do so, but no team has ever made it to the Super Bowl in a year when their stadium was hosting it. The 1979 Los Angeles Rams and the 1984 San Francisco 49ers both made it to the Super Bowl in years when it was held in their home cities, but both of those Super Bowls were scheduled for different stadiums (the Rose Bowl and Stanford Stadium, respectively).[[/note]] typically awarding it to the biggest, most modern and high-tech football stadiums in the country. This means that the two teams are facing off in one of America's biggest and fanciest sporting venues, one that was most likely built for exactly that purpose.

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* The UsefulNotes/SuperBowl, especially in modern times. Whereas the other major American sports leagues (the [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation NBA]], [[UsefulNotes/{{Baseball}} MLB]], and the [[UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague NHL]]) have the teams play at each other's stadiums and arenas in a best-of-seven series, the [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague NFL]] schedules the Super Bowl years in advance, ostensibly in order to prevent a team from playing the one-off championship game on their home turf[[note]]It turf.[[note]]It is theoretically possible for a team to do so, but no team has ever made it to the Super Bowl in a year when their stadium was hosting it. The 1979 Los Angeles Rams and the 1984 San Francisco 49ers both made it to the Super Bowl in years when it was held in their home cities, but both of those Super Bowls were scheduled for different stadiums (the Rose Bowl and Stanford Stadium, respectively).[[/note]] Furthermore, they typically awarding award it to the biggest, most modern modern, and most high-tech football stadiums in the country. country, often in a place like UsefulNotes/{{Miami}}, UsefulNotes/NewOrleans, or UsefulNotes/LosAngeles that is virtually guaranteed to have warm weather even in the dead of February.[[note]]Only six Super Bowls have been played in northern cities, and of those, only one was in a stadium that did not have a dome or a retractable roof, Super Bowl XLVIII at [=MetLife=] Stadium in UsefulNotes/NewJersey.[[/note]] This means that the two teams are facing off in one of America's biggest and fanciest sporting venues, one that was most likely built for exactly that purpose.


* At first, only some ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' games marked their respecive final levels as ''truly'' being the last (for example, there is no indication that World 8 in the original game is the last, or that the seemingly-normal aerial shmup level in the last level of World 4 in the first ''Land'' houses both its regular boss ''and'' Tatanga), but over time it has become a tradition in the series:

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* At first, only some ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' games marked their respecive respective final levels as ''truly'' being the last (for example, there is no indication that World 8 in the original game is the last, or that the seemingly-normal aerial shmup level in the last level of World 4 in the first ''Land'' houses both its regular boss ''and'' Tatanga), but over time it has become a tradition in the series:

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* In ''Anime/SwordArtOnline'', the ArcVillain intended for the dungeon of the hundredth floor of Aincrad, the "Ruby Palace", to serve this role. When Kirito uncovers the villain's plot, however, they allow him to fight the final boss right away, {{Subverting}} this trope. The video games ''Infinity Moment[=/=]Hollow Fragment'' play this straight, as the player is tasked with fighting their way through the last twenty-five floors of Aincrad and beating the game the way the villain intended.


** ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'''s Final Egg, Eggman's final stronghold after the destruction of the Egg Carrier.

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** ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'''s Final Egg, Eggman's final stronghold after the destruction of the Egg Carrier.Carrier...at least for Sonic. Inverted for Gamma, for whom Final Egg is the ''first'' action stage.


** The final confrontation in ''VideoGame/XCOM2'' takes place in an alien facility, built at the bottom of the ocean.

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** The final confrontation in ''VideoGame/XCOM2'' takes place in an alien facility, built at the bottom of the ocean. To hammer home the point that this is the endgame, you are allowed to take injured soldiers on this mission.


** Pictured in this page is the aptly named Decisive Battlefield of ''VideoGame/TeamKirbyClashDeluxe'', which seemingly throws all sorts of badass background elements (fire, ruins, a planet surrounded by a vortex) into one single stage.

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** Pictured in this page is the aptly named Decisive Battlefield of ''VideoGame/TeamKirbyClashDeluxe'', which seemingly throws all sorts of badass background elements (fire, ruins, asteroids, at least two different planets and a planet surrounded by a colorful vortex) into one single stage.


** Pictured in this page is the aptly named Decisive Battlefield of ''VideoGame/TeamKirbyClashDeluxe'', which seemingly throws all sorts of badass background elements (fire, ruins, a planet surrounded by a vortex) into one single location.

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** Pictured in this page is the aptly named Decisive Battlefield of ''VideoGame/TeamKirbyClashDeluxe'', which seemingly throws all sorts of badass background elements (fire, ruins, a planet surrounded by a vortex) into one single location.stage.

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** Pictured in this page is the aptly named Decisive Battlefield of ''VideoGame/TeamKirbyClashDeluxe'', which seemingly throws all sorts of badass background elements (fire, ruins, a planet surrounded by a vortex) into one single location.

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