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Basic Trope:A Boss will kill you if you don't beat it within the time limit.

  • Straight: In Legends of Troperia LXIX, Alice must defeat Tai M'Limit within five minutes, or she gets a game over.
  • Exaggerated: The whole game is under a time limit.
  • Downplayed: If Tai M'Limit isn't beaten in five minutes, Alice only gets the second best ending.
  • Justified: There is a time bomb that will go off in five minutes, killing Alice.
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  • Inverted: Alice has to survive for five minutes to beat Tai M'Limit.
  • Subverted: The boss is unwinnable, and the timer running out merely mails Alice's fission.
  • Double Subverted: The true battle against Tai is under a time limit anyway.
  • Parodied: Numbers appear in the sky, counting down to zero. When they reach zero, Alice disappears entirely.
  • Zigzagged: Some of Tai's phases are timed, some aren't.
  • Averted: Alice can take as long as she likes to defeat Tai.
  • Enforced: "This boss is too easy, let's add an arbitrary timer!"
  • Lampshaded: "A time limit to make a fight harder? Whoever made this fight is terrible at making things really difficult!"
  • Invoked: Tai sets up a timed bomb to make the fight harder for Alice.
  • Exploited: Tai stalls for time so that Alice is killed by the bomb.
  • Defied: "Nope. I have a defusal kit."
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  • Discussed: "He's alive?! Darn it! I knew I should have gone with the timed bomb!"
  • Conversed: "How does having a time limit add anything to the game?"
  • Deconstructed: Using a timed bomb in every fight makes Tai a terrible fighter when he has no access to it.
  • Reconstructed: He makes sure to always carry one.

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