The video game end boss, what should be a great achievement in monster design, is a dying art form. Games are always changing, bringing new ways to confront aspects of humanity that need to be addressed, and these are not always in the shape of ghoulish fantasy visions.
Final Fantasy, for all of its ups and downs, never forgot the importance of truly climactic end bosses. They're able to both satiate a desire for terrible beasts and, at times, bring about an emotional depth. Here are seven that I think deserve particular praise.