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61Weak protagonists

I get it your a plumber, but seriously, Mario! 1/2 hit(s)!

If there's a reason that a character, have to die severly times, whines and being annoying, and I'm looking at you, Bubsy the Bobcat and Tidus

63Not being able to do any damage to the boss as part of the plot
64Getting killed by a grenade
65Dark rooms

Especially where you can't see but you're enemy can totally see you just fine and attack you. - NuMetalManiak

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66Maze levels

*cough* Great Maze from Brawl *Cough* - SmashBall

67One life
68No continues
69Invincible enemies
70Being unable to hurt the boss as part of the plot

(sigh) Shadow Queen from Paper Mario 2.

What pisses me off about this one is that this part where you can't attack her goes on for a long time.

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71Short endings

I'm talking about you Resident Evil series!

72Scottish Mad Men

This is blatantly obvious in Oblivion and Skyrim for me with Glathir and Sheogorath.

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73Helpless female characters

Princess Peach is so helpless she even gets kidnapped in her own castle.

Like Princess Peach or Elise.

74Antagonist shoots his goons after meeting Protagonist

I believe antagonists do this just so they can use up more power for themselves. But still, antagonists would have a better chance of beating the protagonist had they not killed their henchmen. It would be strategically more difficult for a protagonist to tangle with multiple enemies and a boss at the same time instead of a one-on-one fight against a souped-up version of the antagonist. - NuMetalManiak

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75Enemies that take your itemsV1 Comment
76Save the princessV3 Comments
77Secret Princes
78Bosses that spam the exact same one-liners repeatedly

Ugh, I am now reminded of Galactus, the final boss of Lego Marvel Super Heroes... And even worse, he says these recycled one-liners AFTER EVERY ATTACK.

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79Rubberbanding AI in racing games

God-damned Mario Kart 64 Grand Prix...

80Mortal Kombat Perfect Play AI in fighting games

Good GOD, the Intensity 8.0-9.0 AI in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS...

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1. Unoriginal villains
2. Escort missions
3. Boring boss battles
1. Bosses that heal themselves
2. Cover art that features something the game doesn't
3. Escort missions
1. Invisible walls
2. Backtracking to old areas
3. Main character has amnesia

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