The 20 greatest bosses in video game history

In honor of National Boss Day, thePhoenix.com presents the ultimate kingpins
By RYAN STEWART AND MITCH KRPATA  |  October 23, 2006
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You know Sephiroth will be on this list . . .

National Boss Day, this year on Monday, October 16, doesn’t usually command much of a celebration. So instead of leaving goopy Hallmark cards on the desks of the higher-ups around here, we’re taking the opportunity to grant some much-needed recognition to some of our favorite video game bosses by counting down the 20 best kingpins in gaming history.

Some bosses are supreme beings of evil. Others are cartoonish bumblers. Some square off against a hero in epic battles. Others simply taunt their good-guy adversaries. Some great bosses debuted twenty years ago. And three of our top twenty come from games released in 2005. But all share one thing in common: they elevate the gaming experience to another level in one way or another.

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