Sephiroth Had The Two Best Boss Battles of 2020 (In Different Console Exclusives)

Sephiroth somehow managed to appear in the two best boss battles of 2020, even though they happened in different console exclusives – Final Fantasy 7 Remake and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Sephiroth is one of the most iconic video game villains of all time. The moment where he walks through the flames in Nibelheim is one that has stayed in the minds of fans since the PS1 era. It’s for these reasons that Square Enix keeps bringing him back for Kingdom Hearts games, Final Fantasy mobile titles, and crossovers with other franchises. 2020 was a big year for Sephiroth, as he had major roles in two of its biggest games. There were some fantastic boss battles in gaming this year and Final Fantasy 7 Remake had its fair share of them, but few enemies could match the return of Sephiroth.

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Final Fantasy 7 Remake End Boss Battle

Final Fantasy 7 Remake only covered the Midgar portion of the original game. As such, many fans expected Motor Ball to be the end boss, as it was the last enemy you fought before leaving Midgar. It turned out that Final Fantasy 7 Remake was going in a different direction, and the exit to Midgar led to a dungeon filled with the manifestations of fate itself. The main characters defeated these foes and faced off against an unexpected foe – Sephiroth.

The Sephiroth boss battle in Final Fantasy 7 Remake was incredible for a number of reasons, the least of all was the chance to finally see Aerith take him on. Aerith never had the chance to battle Sephiroth in Final Fantasy 7, and it was cathartic to finally see her take on her killer in battle. The Sephiroth boss battle was challenging, exhilarating, and it left the players wanting so much more. Sephiroth never even transformed into his boss forms from Final Fantasy 7 in the remake, which means that he still has a lot to show the players in the sequel.

The Sephiroth Challenge In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

The announcement of Sephiroth being the next DLC character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was one of the highlights of the year. Many fans expected to see a Fortnite rep coming to the game but seeing Sephiroth slash Galeem in half instantly wiped away any disappointment that had built-up throughout the day of the announcement.

Masahiro Sakurai surprised the world when he revealed that Sephiroth was coming to Smash Ultimate on December 22… but there was another way to unlock him early. The Sephiroth Challenge in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate allowed fans to take him on in a limited-time event. The people who defeated Sephiroth could then unlock him as a playable character. This caused a rush of activity, as players around the world raced to see who could beat Sephiroth on the hardest difficulty setting in the fastest time. It was one of the most exciting Smash moments of the year, and it helped cement Sephiroth as the best boss in two different console exclusives.

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Scott has been writing for The Gamer since it launched in 2017 and also regularly contributes to Screen Rant. He has previously written gaming articles for websites like Cracked, Dorkly, Topless Robot, and TopTenz. He has been gaming since the days of the ZX Spectrum, when it used to take 40 minutes to load a game from a tape cassette player to a black and white TV set.

Scott thinks Chrono Trigger is the best video game of all time, followed closely by Final Fantasy Tactics and Baldur’s Gate 2. He pretends that sorcerer is his favorite Dungeons & Dragons class in public but he secretly loves bards.

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