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Basic Trope: A video game boss who actively subverts or outright breaks the mechanics and rules of the game.

  • Straight: In Destiny Duel III, the Final Boss, Blackhole, is difficult to defeat, due to him countering your every move, having an impossibly high attack strength, and possessing a Super Move that fills the entire screen.
  • Exaggerated: Blackhole is capable of defeating the player in one hit. Instantly.
  • Downplayed:
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    • Blackhole's AI is very powerful, but he is balanced for multiplayer.
    • Blackhole has a ton of cheap moves, but his AI is very poor.
    • Blackhole either only has ridiculous attack or ridiculous defense.
  • Justified:
    • The Blackhole that serves as the end boss is a powered up version of the one that is available in multiplayer, reflecting him showing his true power.
    • The Blackhole ranks higher on the Super Weight scale than the other characters.
    • The Blackhole is a Jerkass God that can punish a player with ease.
  • Inverted:
  • Subverted: Blackhole's attack strength is very high... but his defense is low and his attacks leave him vulnerable.
  • Double Subverted: ...for round one. Once you beat him for the first round, he decides it's time to stop playing around, and shows off his full power.
  • Parodied:
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    • Blackhole is obviously Cherry Tapping, including attacking you with his pinky or his little toe.
    • Blackhole fights with a different genre's rules while you're still in fighting game rules!
  • Zig-Zagged: (continued from "Double Subverted") And then in round three he thinks he overdid it, and goes back to using less than his full power.
  • Averted: The boss is different for every character, but it's always a playable character.
  • Enforced: "How will we keep gamers coming back for their quarters again and again? I know! Make the boss real hard!"
  • Lampshaded: "You will die a thousand deaths before my awesome power!"
  • Invoked: The creators of Duel Destiny III have mentioned that they always believe in giving the gamers a challenge...
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: The creators of Duel Destiny III do not want to be unfair to the player, so Blackhole is no harder than the other opponents.
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  • Discussed: "What're we gonna do? He's so powerful, we gotta give him everything we've got!"
  • Conversed: "ARGH! Stupid freaking Blackhole! Another quarter..."
  • Deconstructed: Blackhole is hated by the community, who advocate using cheap methods to defeat him, or even recommend against pumping quarters into the machine.
  • Reconstructed:
    • However, the Hardcore crowd loves him, considering him to be a Worthy Opponent for their skill.
    • The company takes note, and in Duel Destiny IV, the new final boss, Deathwing, is more balanced, but still tough.
    • The company, after seeing so many complaints, release a notice about a small exploit they built in that prevents him from using his super, making him balanced even for casual players.
  • Played For Laughs: Blackhole is a boss, not necessarily the final boss, of a fighting game in a similar vein to I Wanna Be the Guy, thus his difficulty is cheap to the point of hilarity.
  • Played For Drama: If you lose and don't continue (or can't continue) against Blackhole, you get the Bad Ending.

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