*cracks his knuckles* okay folks! this one has been stewing in my head for a while...and its time to let it out.
how do you make a good make a memorable final boss battle. by making it as epic as you can get...and with a twist or two thrown in.
ah the recipe for the ultimate final boss showdown. we begin with one part vile villain of the nefarious variety.
Name: Emperor Sheev Palpatine (aka Darth Sidious)
World: Galaxy Far, Far Away
Location: Exegol (Sith Throne Room)
Party: Rey, Ben Solo (during Phase 1)
Music: Black Powder
of course i couldn't do Darth Vader boss battle without creating one for his master. but then we add a twist of surprise to this one.
we will be playing not as Sora but as Kairi. i wont go into any further detail as this could be something for a Kairi-centric title. but consider this boss battle as part of Kairi's own Mark of Mastery Exam.
Phase 1: Palpatine is still connected to his life support appartatus, but that doesn't make him any less dangerous.
Palpatine sends out a burst, blasting the player across the area while dealing damage.
Palpatine sends a quick bolt of lighting at the player.
Palpatine lets out a bellowing roar, similar to Force Push but does aoe damage.
Phase 2: after knocking about half his hp down, a cutscene triggers in which he drains Rey and Ben's energy, restoring his body. Ben get yeeted away and you're on your own against the fully charged Sith Lord. Music Change: Forze dell'Oscurita
* Palpatine zooms across the battlefield at high speed, striking the player randomly. the player can either counter or dodge it.
"Behold the power of the Dark Side
" Using the Force, Palpatine pulls chunks of debris from the background and throws it at the player. the debris varies from small rocks to huge boulders. dodging is required.
"You are Nothing!
" Palpatine will warp to the player and swipes at them like a madman. timing is very crucial if you don't want to take a lot of damage.
"Bear witness to my Power! The Power of the Sith!
" Palpatine returns to his throne and rises his hands, sending multiple arcs of lighting into the air that strike the ground.
Shadows of the Sith:
"Shades of the Sith long past, i summon you!
" Palpatine summons shadow constructs of previous Sith Lords to attack the player. each has a small amount of hp but are annoy if not dealt with.
Phase 3: now we mix two parts surprise and alt boss battle.
Palpatine: Pathetic! you are nothing before the power of the dark side... 'summons a corridor of darkness behind Kairi.' BEGONE!!! 'blasts Kairi with a bolt of force lighting, sending her into the corridor as it close up.'
welp you got yeeted by an old sith prune and got send to the Realm of Darkness of all places. but before you could go back and give the geezer a good smack down. you got company....
Meet the great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-*gasps*great-great-great-great-grand daddy of all Darksides...
A Darkside Heartless the size of a mountain with crimson markings all along its body.
HP: You don't want to know....
Location: Realm of Darkness
N/A (you're on your own)
this thing isn't just a normal Darkside, this thing is the embodiment of the Sith and the darkness that they have created. In short, this is Palpatine's Heartless! its bigger than any heartless you've faced before.
: The Darkside punches the ground, causing a dark pool and mild shockwave to form. This attack gives birth to a small number of Pureblood Heartless
Dark Homing Swarm:
Fires five barrages of twelve dark homing projectiles from the heart-shaped hole in its body, with the last barrage launching twenty projectiles.
Generates a shock wave by punching its left hand into the ground. Used immediately after Dark Sphere. Has a 50% chance to Stun the target for 5 seconds.
Produces a dark sphere from the ground and lets it loose in midair; this large sphere rains smaller spheres around itself and its opponent.
Summons Demon tides that swarm the battlefield.
final attack: after you knock its hp to near zero, Darkside Prime summons a massive orb of darkness and sends it at the player. you can use only button mash to just barely hold it back. after a few seconds, a cutscene triggers in which Kairi taps into the bonds of those her heart has connected. and from those bonds the player receives a miracle: the X-Blade itself!
Reaction Command: Light's Hope:
Unleash the full power of the X-blade to convert the orb of darkness into an orb of light. Darkside Prime will summon other Darksides to try and suppress the light. pressing a trigger button will send out a shockwave through the orb, repelling the Darksides.
Final Phase: This is it folks, we're almost done. This one's for those who wanted to give Kairi her badass moment. and how does one give her a badass moment?
by making it like this....
start at 1:12
Kairi is back on Exegol, Rey is back up and deflecting Palpatine's Force Lighting. Except Kairi finds herself in a separate plane of existence as the Darkside Prime is looming menacingly behind Palpatine, drawing power from his darkness and emitting an aura that darkens the whole room. With the X-Blade in, Kairi declares that if Palpatine is the darkness, then she and Rey are the light that will burn away the dark. she then raises the X-Blade, releasing a burst of light that erases the dark aura around the room, startling the giant Heartless.
Event Battle: Kairi will start walking towards Rey, X-Blade in hand, head held high and feeling like the badass she is now and not giving a flying hoot. Darkside Prime will literally throw everything at you to show off its power.
Shades of the Sith:
Darkside Prime will summon the ghost of the past Sith Lords to attack Kairi. using a well timed attack will cause Kairi to backhand slash the shades, causing the shades to dissolve into light. doing this will cause Darkside Primes's HP to drop.
Sics a Demon Tide at Kairi. Triggering a reaction command will allow Kairi to fire a beam that repels the Demon Tide. pressing the triangle at the right moment will destroy the Demon Tide.
Summons other Pureblood Heartless to stop Kairi. one swipe from the X-blade nets an insta-kill against the heartless.
Dark Force Lighting:
Fires a beam of red force lighting at Kairi from its right hand. Counter with the X-Blade to 'bleed' it into blue energy and send it back to deal damage.
As you continue to deal damage and move forward. Cracks begin to form on Darkside Prime's body as it starts to to show signs of panic. it repeats the previous attack at random, desperately trying to keep you away.
All of The Darkness:
Once the player does enough damage, Darkside Prime begins to go mad, channeling every ounce of darkness in the area, devouring any remaining Heartless in the process, to create a beam from pure dark energy. to counter this, the player must use the final reaction command 'All of The Light
' in which Kairi counters by firing a beam of pure light from the X-blade. Darkside Prime will summon Sith Shades to help strengthen its attack with force lightning. continue to button mash until you receive the prompt 'turn darkness into light' and then perform the button prompt to 'bleed' the darkness into light. of course all this is timed with Rey sending Palpatine's force lighting back into him. as the beam begins to push closer towards Darkside Prime, you get a button prompt which sends out a pulse of light, destroying the remaining Sith spirits and greatly damage Darkside Prime. A second prompt send out a second burst, causing Darkside Prime to lose its attack and get hit by the beam, which begins to dissolve its body. one final prompt lets Kairi fire one final burst of light. it strikes Darkside Prime, causing its body to be consumed in an orb of light which then explodes in a grand finish. and of course Darkside Prime defeat is timed perfectly with Palpatine's death as both perish in thier own respective explosions.
whew....was this hard to type out. now if you all excuse me, im going to lay down for half a day or two....