10 Video Game Bosses With Ridiculous Final Forms

Sometimes you're better off not upgrading.

Super Mario 3D World Bowser

"You haven't even witnessed my TRUE final form!"

With maybe a tweak here and there this is pretty much the calling card of a proper villain right? You might have just won a lengthy battle, but with an evil glint in their eyes and an utterance of this uber-popular phrase, the big bad in question suddenly gets...well...BIGGER AND BADDER as they explode through their own skin and become beasts of pure destruction. Basically think how Ganon lives his life, endlessly transforming from badass to badass (sometimes to pig badass, the absolute swine).

Yet, not all transformations are made equal, and while you might see the likes of Cell from the Dragon Ball franchise morph into something as deadly as he is handsome, there are bosses here who don't exactly cut the mustard when it comes to trying out their new skin suit.

That's not to say all of them are TERRIBLE, just that they elicited giggles more than spine-tingling chills. So let's take a look a the final forms which made you wish they could roll back that update.


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8. Dahaka - Prince Of Persia: Warrior Within

Super Mario 3D World Bowser

Sometimes video game boss final forms are ridiculous not because of what they look like, but because of how utterly useless they appear to be, and this is such the case of Dahaka from Prince of Persia: Warrior Within.

On the very literal surface, this beast is utterly intimidating. A Hulking mass of jet black armor, immeasurable might, and a cheeky tentacle thrown in there for good measure, Dahaka is an enemy that makes it's presence known, and constantly hounds The Prince throughout his adventure.

However, this leads to a moment which is so underwhelming it's actually comical. After powering up his weapons enough to damage the Dahaka, The Prince carves apart his armor and pushes him off a ledge into the raging waters below. Suddenly the water turns black, energy crackles from beneath the surface and Dahaka bursts forth, but this time as a huge demon with monstrous apendages.

Oh boy, better get ready for a fight....no...wait, where is it going?

That was it? It was on screen for about five seconds! Honestly this thing is such a waste, it's laughable.


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