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Who do you think is the most creative and memorable enemy or boss in a video game?

Supermjmt12

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The Flood from Halo Combat Evolved, totally unexpected enemy

The 16 Colossi from Shadow Of The Colossus

Mr. X from Resident Evil 2 Remake

Shao Khan

Lady D from RE Village

And my most recent favorite boss is Fu from No More Heroes 3, fun fight and cool design with great build up
 

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1. phycho mantis

2. runner up:
 
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cireza

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My picks :

Mother Brain from Phantasy Star II :



Seven Force from Gunstar Heroes (the boss randomly changes to another form, all superbly animated) :



Guardian Dragon from Panzer Dragoon Zwei :


Shining Force III Colossus battle :

You have to open a dam with a second time, so that the water flows through the bridge, while the first team has to endure the attacks of the colossus, and eventually hides itself between the walls to not be taken away by the water. Great fight.
 
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The ones that come first to mind for me are classic Nintendo enemies, such as the Metroid, or the Eggplant from Kid Icarus. Also, Bowser of course.
 

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Probably Delita FFT.

One of the most memorable, anyway. All of the characters and story came together in ways you could identify with. His relationship to Ramza was tragic, and his end was heartbreaking, even after all he had done.
 
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Back long ago in Everquest there was The Sleeper...a great dragon that was unbeatable. If a guild woke the sleeper on the server...she would leave and.....there were items on that server that you could never get again.

Well one day .. years later...some guilds, a few hundred people got together to kill the unkillable and threw their corpses at it...and accomplished it.

Keep in mind this was back when dieing meant corpse runs and all your gear sat on your corpse.....also you could delevel. many people deleveled by 10 levels or so that day.



it dropped nothing
 
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8BiTw0LF

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In no specific order.

MGS: Psycho Mantis

Destiny: Crota (solo)

Returnal: Hyperion
 

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The End is hands down the best.

God damn this is what gaming is all about, not the walking talking cinematic bullshit we are being fed nowadays
 

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The best Metal Gear ones were already named, but I also love the fight against "The Boss". Especially due to the sound design and song implementation.

Shoutout to Hades from God of War 3, which was one of the most beautiful things I had seen in games up to that point. Most God of War boss fights deserve mentioning, as well as Kojima's. And Shadow of the Colossus is tailor made for this discussion.

But alas, let us not forget the excellent boss fights of Ninja Gaiden: Black. In fact, some of the regular enemies are as memorable as some of the best boss fights in videogames. Evil Ryu, anyone?
 
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vergil dmc3

alma ninja gaiden black

bayonetta 2 masked lumen

god of war 3 poseidon , hades and chronos

kh3 Yozora boss

re 4 giant

this is some of top of my head although the games I mentioned have good boss battles in general
 
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BlackTron

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Both Phantom Ganon in the Forest Temple and end boss Ganon from OOT.

Boywer in SMRPG who shot arrows at buttons on the screen that disabled that button on the controller.

Dark Falz final boss of PSO1. Legitimately over the top and had this mechanic where he would direct damage taken onto your party member instead, giving you reason to think before attacking.

LOTS of good boss battles between SotN and Aria of Sorrow as well.
 

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Great question... Jee... I kind of like how Dagoth'Ur was just another dude standing in a room in the middle of vvanderfell... I also liked the first boss in human revolution after they patched in the non lethal option.. killing him the first time felt great, Owning him the second time felt awesome.. i know, weird reasons.. i can't really think of anything better.. i liked fighting really tough beasts in Witcher 3.
 

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Mechanically it's not nearly the best, but I've always found the first Colossus in SOTC one of the most memorable boss fights:



The sense of scale and interaction was incredible, this came out 3 console gens ago and it still does scale better than Pretty much any other game.


The most creative is probably still Psycho Mantis. Though Old Monk in Demon Souls was amazing too.
 

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So many....but for me Uncharted 1 stands out due to how it was set up, the last encounter was the 'boss'.
 
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