Bosses are like the dessert of the gaming world. Most often, they're the best part of a game, becoming the fight that you go and tell all your friends about. They might be the most memorable encounter that you'll earn your right to experience, or the charismatic villain you'll love to hate. Sometimes they'll even be a series mainstay characters who betrays you, or worse still, they might be the previous protagonist who's broken bad.
Regardless of the reason you love your favoured boss, if there's one thing that's certain, it's that no one ever really spares a thought for your workaday enemy. You know, the hundreds of minions that we have to grind our way through to face our down our favoured foes?
Have you ever thought about their working conditions? What they go through, day in, day out, as the underlings of gaming's least friendly faces? Have you pondered the livelihood of every koopa you've stomped? Every silver knight you've parried? I'm betting you haven't.
Spare a thought for the average goon who works for this cadre of crooks, and do be aware that there are story spoilers in some of these entries!
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