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    Game: Batman Vengeance
    Author: a_heavenly_body
    Console: Sony Playstation 2
    Version: Final
    FAQ: Boss FAQ
    E-Mail: a.heavenly.body@gmail.com
    
    Copyright 2002 a_heavenly_body
    
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    TABLE OF CONTENTS
    
    1-Introduction
    2-Copyright Notice
    3-Version History
    4-Boss FAQ
     I.Regular Bosses
      1.Joker
      2.Dr.Freeze
      3.Poison Ivy's Mutant Pet
      4.Police Helicopter
      5.Fat Clown
      6.Joker (Part 2) 
     II.Mini-Bosses
      1.Mary's Kidnapper
      2.Poison Ivy's Plant Henchmen
    5-FAQ
    6-Contact
    7-Credits
    
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    1-Introduction
    
    Hi and welcome to my batman vengeance boss FAQ. This FAQ will give you info
    about all the regular bosses in the game along side the minor bosses.
    
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    2-Copyright Notice
    
    This FAQ is copyright 2002 a_heavenly_body. It cannot be altered, reproduced
    or published under any circumstances without my permission. The only websites
    currently allowed to host it are
    http://www.gameFAQs.com/
    http://www.faqs.ign.com/
    That's it. If I find it on any other website without my permission then the
    web master will be in one heck of a trouble as I will immediately take legal
    action. If you spot it on an un authorized website inform me via e-mail as
    soon as you can (see contacts section). If you want it on your website then me
    an e-mail asking permission and we will discuss things (see contacts section)
    
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    3-Version History
    
    21-01-2002...v 1.0. This is the first version of the FAQ containing all the
    bosses in the game.
    
    24-01-2002...This is the FINAL version. I added a section on the minor bosses
    as well.
    
    16-08-2005...NOT an update. Just thought I should give the FAQ a spell check.
    Change of e-mail as well.
    
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    4-Boss FAQ
    
    This section is divided into two parts, the regular bosses section and the
    minor bosses section. Check according to your requirement.
    
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    I.Regular Bosses
    
    Here we go.
    
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    1.Joker
    
    Difficulty: 6/10
    
    This boss fight has two parts.
    
    Part-1
    
    In the first part of the fight, he is on a wrecking ball and you are on a
    rooftop. He will try to squash you with the ball, so dodge him when ever he
    swings. Make sure you have plenty of batarangs, if not, then collect them from
    the nearby boxes. Stand in front of one of the two towers and wait. Eventually
    he will swing at you, now step away and let him hit the tower. Now keep throw-
    ing batarangs at him until he recovers.Keep repeating this. Each time you
    damage him, he will destroy part of the bridge. Avoid that region. Keep 
    throwing batarangs at him until a cut-scene starts.
    
    Part-2
    
    You now have to fight him in a one-on-one match. He has two combo attacks. His
    first attack will be the acid spray from his flower. It is easy to dodge but if
    you get hit; you will lose a good chunk of your life. His second attack is a
    pin move, he will jump on you and attack you continuously. If that happens;
    keep wiggling the left analog stick to and fro until he lets go. This attack
    will also take out a good chunk of your life. Other then these, he will use
    kicks and punches to attack you. Just block them and counter attack him. Keep
    blocking and countering until his life bar finishes.
    
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    2.Dr.Freeze
    
    Difficulty: 5.5/10
    
    This boss fight has only one part. Dr Freeze has three attacks. He has an ice
    gun type thing with which he will fire ice blasts at you. He will use his
    gun to create an ice beam that will temporarily freeze your lower region. If
    that happens, then keep wiggling the left analog until you break free. He will
    also use his gun to freeze the canisters above you, making them fall down, so
    be on your guard. Apart from these three major attacks, he also has a minor
    attack. If you get too close to him, he will grab you by the neck and throw
    you at something. So keep your distance.
    
    To take him down you have to use remote charges. Grab some from the boxes if
    you don't have any. Place a remote charge on any of the canisters above you
    and wait for Dr Freeze to get under it. Detonate the remote charge when he is
    almost exactly below the canister to bring it down on him. Keep repeating this
    until his life bar ends. You need approximately 6 canisters to take him out.
    
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    3.Posion Ivy's Mutant Pet
    
    Difficulty: 5/10
    
    This boss fight also has only one part. Now you have to fight the mutant pet
    of poison ivy. He is very easy though. He has only one major attack. He will
    spit poisonous acid at you. It is fairly easy to avoid but you will lose a
    good chunk of your life if you get hit. You have to throw batarangs at him.
    Collect some from the nearby boxes if you don't have any. Now aim for his arm
    and throw three batarangs at it to let him go. Now aim for the valves on which
    he is holding his arms and throw batrangs at it until it breaks. Now it cannot
    hold onto it. Keep repeating until you take out all his arms. He will now fall
    down. Quickly go ahead and grapple across, you will end up near a switch. Press
    It to fry the pet. This will end the fight. If you don't hurry in grappling
    across and pressing the switch, then he will get up again and you will have to
    beat him all over again.
    
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    4.Police Helicopter
    
    Difficulty: 6/10
    
    The police chopper is also a one part boss fight. You need remote charges to
    win the fight. Collect some from the nearby boxes if you don't have any. The
    police helicopter has two attacks. As long as it has three of it's lights
    intact, it will keep firing stun charges at you. They are fairly easy to avoid.
    Its second attack is heat-seeking missiles, which it will start deploying
    after you have destroyed three of its lights. They are tough to avoid and will
    inflict a decent amount of damage. There are five lights in total. You have to
    take them out one by one using the remote charges. Just aim for the light,
    launch the charge and detonate when it attaches onto the light. Repeat it five
    times to take out the helicopter.
    
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    5.Fat Clown
    
    Difficulty: 7/10
    
    He is one of the tougher bosses. He has four attacks. He will launch missiles
    at you, they are easy to avoid but inflict a noticeable amount of damage on
    you. His second attack will be lobbing a grenade at you. This can be a little
    tough to avoid as he is pretty accurate. Usually, when you hear a strange
    whistling sound, start moving because he is about to deploy a grenade and that
    is the only way you can spoil his aim. If you get too close to him, he will
    use a flame-thrower to repel you. His fourth and final attack will be launching
    a pair of heat seeking missiles at you (after you have destroyed four of his
    normal missile launchers). They are pretty tough to avoid. Try standing
    behind some sort of blockade. You have to use batarangs to take him out. Collect
    some from the nearby boxes if you fall short on them. You can use the batarangs
    to take out the standard as well as the heat seeking missiles from a distance.
    You have to aim for his missile launcher and as soon as you see him pressing
    the trigger button, start throwing batarangs in the direction of the tube so
    that the missile is destroyed before if actually comes out. You have to repeat
    this four times after which he will take out the heat seeking missile launcher.
    You have to do the same for this launcher as well. Repeat it twice for the heat
    seeking missile launcher and you will win this boss fight.
    
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    6.Joker (Part 2)
    
    Difficulty: 7.5 /10
    
    This boss fight has two parts.
    
    Part-1
    
    This part involves a one-on-one fistfight. He has the following attacks:
    
    He will use his machine gun at you. It inflicts decent amount of damage but
    it is easy to avoid.
    He will throw joker cards at you. They are easy to avoid and inflict minor
    damage.
    If you take too long to attack him, he will sneak behind you and attack you
    from behind. This attack causes minor damage.
    He will spray acid at you using his flower. It is easy to avoid but inflicts a
    noticeable amount of damage.
    He will do a pin move in which he will jump on you and then attack you
    continuously. If that happens, keep wiggling the left analog stick to and fro
    until he lets go. This attack will take out a good chunk of your life.
    Apart from the above combo attacks, he will use the usual kicks and punches to
    attack you.
    
    Start by throwing a couple of batarangs at his machine gun to disarm him and
    then land him a couple of punches. Just keep attacking him like you did last
    time while keeping an eye out for his new moves. Defeat him to start a cut
    scene.
    
    Part-2
    
    This is the second part of the boss fight in which you have to save the joker.
    Usually this isn't so hard but he is fighting back. He has the following
    attacks:
    
    If you are at a decent distance AWAY from him, he will deploy balloons which
    explode on impact. They are slightly tough to avoid and cost you a good chunk
    of your life.
    If you are slightly near him, he will throw bombs at you. They are also tough
    to avoid and pretty bad for your health.
    If you VERY close to him, he will use his machine gun.
    
    With every hit you take, you get further away from him. In order to save him,
    you have to get VERY close to him four times. Try circling the screen in order
    to avoid his attacks. You will get a life every now and then when his gun jams,
    use this precious time to cover the gap between you and him. After the fourth
    time, a cut-scene will start signaling the end of the last boss fight.
    
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    II.Mini-Bosses
    
    This section deals with the advanced version of your normal enemies.
    
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    1.Mary's Kidnapper
    
    Difficulty: 3/10
    
    There isn't any special tactic to defeat him. You can take him out like any
    normal thug, but the reason I listed him as a mini-boss is because seven times
    out of ten he will block your attacks. That is why it takes an extra minute or
    two to take him out.
    
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    2.Posion Ivy's Plant Henchmen
    
    Difficulty: 3.5/10
    
    The reason I listed him as a mini-boss is because he cannot be taken out using
    the normal kicks and punches. He has only one attack in which he rushes at you.
    You can easily avoid him. In order to defeat him, you have to force him into a
    vat of sludge. To do so, time your kicks and hit him in the direction of the
    sludge. 4-5 well-timed kicks will push him into the sludge.
    
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    5-FAQ
    
    1) What do I do when Dr Freeze freezes my lower body, I can't move?
    Ans) Keep wiggling the left analog stick until you break free.
    
    2) Whenever I defeat poison ivy's mutant pet, he gets up again?
    Ans) When he falls down quickly go forward and grapple across to the switch.
    Use It to fry the pet.
    
    3) How do I avoid joker's attacks while trying to save him in the last level?
    Ans) Try circling around the screen.
    
    4) You said it would take 4-5 kicks to push the bigger plant guy into the
    sludge but it took me 8...what gives?
    Ans) It all depends on the timing and placement.
    
    5) Can I contribute something...I noticed your error...
    Ans) a.heavenly.body@gmail.com
    
    6) Nice FAQ...
    Ans) Thanks
    
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    6-Contact
    
    Contact me if you
    
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    7-Credits
    
    Me..For making a great FAQ.
    You..For Reading it.
    [Your name here]..For sending a great addition in my FAQ.
    yada yada yada yada......................
    
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