10 Unbeatable Bosses in RPGS

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Sometimes roleplaying games demands that you fall flat on your face. The plot requires the main characters to take a beating in order to send across a brutal message, regardless of whether or not the player would allow their party members to take a loss. There are two methods in achieving this: one is the cutscene boss, where you have absolutely no authority over the fight's outcome and the other is a hopeless boss fight..

Unbeatable bosses usually have astonishingly mighty attacks that deplete the player's health fast.

This is an unbeatable boss who is blessed with nigh-invincibility, if not outright invincibility. The odds are you won't be able to damage or even leave a dent on this formidable opponent , he'll quickly slim it to scratch damage or just brush it off as he dispatches a one-hit kill (if not complete a party massacre!) on your party, and if you aren't granted access to flee the battlefield on turn one, it's game over on turn two. Or is it?

These hopeless boss fights tend to make their introduction during the beginning of the party's journey, before the characters have been given an opportunity to obtain experience points or level up, or otherwise become more stronger than their predefined starting levels. This makes narrative sense also, because this is when the party would be least likely to ride out an confrontation with them either way.

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Executed well, this loss will send a message to the player, having seen firsthand just how strong this boss really is; done poorly, it feels like a cheap maneuver simply designed to advance the story. Since most rpgs like to pass themselves as being fair, foes in hopeless boss battles usually make a return later in the story for a proper fight.

practically, the game should make it somewhat clear as a bell to the average gamer that the battle is no doubt prearranged for them to admit defeat, in order to avoid wasting important healing items and skills. That's another reason why these tend to appear at the start of the storyline, as you haven't even acquired any serious healing items or abilities yet.

So without further ado here's 10 of our favourite unbeatable RPG bosses that you probably thought you were suppose to defeat but ended up taking a dirt nap to. Any other hopeless boss battle come to mind? Let us know in the comment section.


12 comments:

  1. I just made it to Zeal Palace in Chrono Trigger, and the boss you fight there, the Golem, you aren't supposed to beat. I have played through this game many times and every single freakin time I forget you're supposed to lose this battle. So much MP wasted on healing, so many athesian waters wasted. The battle is just done so well, that you just continue to struggle on until you just give up.

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  2. You're not supposed to beat that giant snake thing early into Final Fantasy VII. You're not even supposed to fight it. I grinded for hours around the chocobo ranch so I could kick its ass before I moved on. I knew I didn't have to, but I wanted to anyway.Then it just comes back.

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  3. Ramirez from Skies of Arcadia is the worst because it seemed like you could totally beat him. He wasn't even that difficult, but the game arbitrarily decides that you can't win so his health stops depleting with a sliver left. (That last part might be wrong; I haven't played the game in years)

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  4. FF8's X-ATM (Spider Monster) is one. Beating it wasn't too bad however, and you got quite a bit of AP out of it.

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  5. The midgar zolom in FF7. I thought I was really under-leveled for that point in the game, so spent ages grinding until I could beat it (and get the delta enemy skill) - then found the rest of the game hilariously easy.

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  6. The first time you fight Seath in Dark Souls.

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  7. There's this girl in Disgaea 2 that you aren't supposed to beat the first time you met her I believe.

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  8. Second fight with Gilgamesh in Final Fantasy V, when he powers up. He killed three of my members in less than 3 seconds and started wailing on the fourth. I thought it was scripted, but then the game over appeared. Fuck.

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  9. I remember trying really hard to beat Yggdrasil in ToS the first time you meet him. Wasted so many items for nothing.

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  10. Every boss in Dark Souls. lol. jk. Anyway, I would say... does Hubert from ToGf count?

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  11. Damn, rip to those characters lol.

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  12. i remember the coliseum final in star ocean 2,you are supposed to die within 5 seconds,i was so pissed i used a gameshark code for killing anything in 1 hit and even then he refused to die,but after a few of these 'instant kill' blows he finally gave up,got like 40 level ups

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