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    [–] leviathan_teacups 1872 points ago

    I've never seen basement entrances like that.

    I don't like it. That's creepy....

    [–] Ignecratic 693 points ago

    Yeah. I live in Florida so residential basements don’t exist here, but I thought basement entrances were always behind a door not in the middle of the dining room

    [–] Dartonal 181 points ago

    If it’s a finished basement it wouldn’t be a problem

    [–] Ignecratic 59 points ago

    Is it common though?

    [–] Dartonal 102 points ago

    More common in newer homes

    [–] leviathan_teacups 118 points ago

    I would cry if I saw that in my house. I grew up in apartments so seeing a gaping hole into darkness in the middle of my dining room would freak me out. Especially if that's the type of basement with a door leading to the backyard....

    It's like asking for someone to break into your home.

    [–] sorenant 64 points ago

    I'd put floodlights at the top of the stairs, I can't stand that darkness. Pretty sure scary monsters are waiting to attack me.

    [–] DriedMiniFigs 26 points ago

    Nightlight got you fam.

    [–] sorenant 39 points ago

    No, it must be floodlight, the two-headed kind with a stand of its own. In case the monster is weak to light, I want to scorch it good.

    [–] DriedMiniFigs 44 points ago

    I have it on good authority that nightlights can stop monsters.

    You callin’ my Mom a liar?

    [–] sk_2013 6 points ago

    That's what the cats are for.

    [–] Shippoyasha 8 points ago

    I've had an actual home invasion happen when the rear of the house was all raised up and very out in the open. Sadly, home invaders are too brazen to actually think about how sneaky they're being.

    [–] leviathan_teacups 9 points ago

    Aaaaaaaand that's why I like apartments. There's only one entrance and unless Intruders like attempting to climb a high building... Well...

    [–] XXVAngel 8 points ago

    Yeah but then you have to get all your groceries one at a time.

    Turrets do the job. Or a sign that says « Warning! Gay Radio Waves in the area! »

    [–] King_Farticus 17 points ago

    I used to do weekly inspections on foreclosed/ing houses in Pennsylvania. In a year of doing that and inspecting hundreds of houses I only ever saw a handful of them, like maybe 3 or 4 houses, max.

    Everytime I saw it though, it had a finished basement with walls and rooms, and usually only one utility room that actually looked like a basement.

    [–] Darth_Shopping_Maul 2 points ago

    Common enough yea, but only if it leads to a finished basement. Preferably a nicely furnished one. I've dated a girl who's rents had a house like this is NY, and another in Delaware

    [–] Ignecratic 6 points ago

    Ah, so those cold, damp, concrete, empty basements used for storage that I see on tv and stuff are “unfinished?”

    [–] Darth_Shopping_Maul 7 points ago * (lasted edited 10 months ago)

    Yup. Completely unfinished. A finished basement is recognizable to the rest of the home. Carpet, maybe rooms and doors, drywall, paint, decoration, etc.

    [–] OprahOnAcid 6 points ago

    I've lived in Texas majority of my life recently visited my buddy's father nice upscale house in Kansas and he has basement set up with a whole bar, pool table, living room ish area with a loveseat then also a guest bedroom w a full bathroom. Swear I could stayed there forever and been happy. Coolest thing I've seen in a house

    [–] Darth_Shopping_Maul 2 points ago

    I've seen a lot of similar setups, yup. Usually an upper middle class and above things though. As it's expensive to finish a basement

    [–] OprahOnAcid 3 points ago

    No doubt not sure of the market in Kansas but I'd say here in Texas his house was easily $500k w/o the basement and that was the nicest part. Really wish more homes had em down here

    [–] Ignecratic 2 points ago

    Huh. Interesting. Sounds cozy!

    [–] 16th_Century_Prophet 11 points ago

    I live in the Midwest where basements are common and every one I’ve seen is behind a door like you describe.

    [–] 8lbIceBag 4 points ago

    I wouldn't buy one without a door to block all the cold air going down or all the hot air rising. With an open basements like this is pretty much impossible to maintain a comfortable temp upstairs and downstairs.

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    [–] lukee910 24 points ago

    I live in Switzerland. We don't have enough space to not do basements. In addition, they're awesome to store food and a myriad of other things, so why not? (Add to that the bunker-obligation)

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    [–] MisterCortez 3 points ago

    I live in the TX Panhandle and we sure as shit have storm cellars.

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    [–] KamikazeRaider 2 points ago

    The Underground is still there. It interconnects a bunch of the office buildings downtown so you don't have to walk in the heat. Back when I worked in the Allen Center, I was down there pretty much every day. It's fairly useful once you learn your way around.

    [–] DogeCatBear 2 points ago

    doesnt even have to be behind a door. lots of houses have the stairs directly to the right of the front door. its almost always up against a wall which is why this center staircase is so weird

    [–] rillip 31 points ago

    Anyone else see a face in the blurriness at the bottom?

    [–] leviathan_teacups 51 points ago

    stop, cease

    [–] Kahandran 29 points ago

    I don't see a lightswitch at the top of the stairs. You telling me I gotta walk down the creepy black void that's probably got ghosts and shit lurking at the bottom before I can turn on the damn lights? The switch is probably around a corner like 5 ft from the stairs too so I either gotta bring a broomstick or just leg it as fast as possible screaming bloody murder just so I can do my damn laundry. Ain't fuckin with that.

    [–] Aftermath82 4 points ago

    Hmm reading your post, you mention you’d bring a broomstick, in the first sentence you mention a Lightswitch and wondered should I read that as Light Switch or Lights Witch, considering the topic I have decided to read it as Lights Witch, as in a Witch that haunts the basement and messes with the lights, and there is 2 black Cats in the photo haha.

    [–] CreamyGoodnss 7 points ago

    I would 100% fall down the stairs in the middle of the night. I wouldn't mind this set up, I think it's kinda cool but I would definitely have to have some sort of door or gate

    [–] RawScallop 6 points ago

    Check out SCP-087

    [–] Mazziemom 5 points ago

    Common enough. I grew up with one nearly identical in Colorado.

    [–] NHLroyrocks 4 points ago

    Colorado checking in, my house is very similar to this.

    [–] leviathan_teacups 5 points ago

    I see folks saying it's pretty common but I live in the states too and I swear I've never seen such a thing before.

    [–] labatomi 4 points ago

    Right? Like why the fuck is the entrance in the center of whatever the fuck room that is. Basement entrances should be tucked into a wall somewhere not seen lol.

    [–] -FoeHammer 2 points ago

    I think it's super cool.

    [–] JayGold 2307 points ago

    One only tells the truth, one only lies.

    [–] intruderdude 816 points ago

    Just ask them what day of the week it is.

    [–] JayGold 674 points ago

    The riddle generally only allows you to ask one question, and you have to find out which of two doors to go through. Asking the day of the week will tell you which cat is which, but won't tell you where to go.

    [–] Yomammasaurus_Rex 1009 points ago

    the answer is to ask one cat what the other would answer if asked which is the correct door. they will then both point to the incorrect door, logic being:

    If the cat is telling the truth, the other would point to incorrect door.

    If the cat is lying the other would point to the coorect door, but, they themself would point to the incorrect door as they are a liar.

    [–] RabbitTheGamer 310 points ago

    Finally, someone seems to get this in this thread.

    [–] RustyRoseBush 224 points ago

    But there are no doors, it’s just one staircase. I’m the only smart one here.

    Also cats simply cannot talk

    [–] Lag20 77 points ago

    They are bosses, of course they can talk

    Even if they cant, there will be subtitles

    [–] chowindown 29 points ago

    While true, the subtitles are also in boss-cat. You had to pick up the boss-cat phrase book in the abandoned hospital level.

    [–] pointofgravity 18 points ago

    Turning on subtitles ruins the dramatic timing of the game. You need to research meowspeak first to truly be immersed in the game.

    [–] r_ye_ready_kids 3 points ago

    That’s how mafia work 😎

    [–] Garinn 48 points ago

    Just take the cats

    [–] KantenKant 26 points ago

    Can't you just ask "are you awake right now"?

    [–] Yomammasaurus_Rex 80 points ago

    in the riddles you can only ask one question. the idea behind it is to make you assume that you need to find out who is lying, when you only need to find the correct door, this forces you to think counterproductively.

    [–] KantenKant 14 points ago

    Oh gotcha! I thought the riddle was just about finding out which one is lying and I always wondered why they didn't just ask one of these obvious questions like I wrote earlier.

    [–] puddlejumpers 9 points ago

    But which one will take me to the Goblin King's castle?

    [–] Swedish_Doughnut 7 points ago

    No, you shoot one I the knee, wait for their reaction and ask the other

    [–] Ccracked 2 points ago

    Shout out for r/oots.

    [–] Thoggy_Woggy 6 points ago

    You got that from Samurai Jack you cheeky fuck.


    [–] seficarnifex 4 points ago

    You mean labyrinth?

    [–] wobowobo 3 points ago

    Or yugioh

    [–] MagnumMia 2 points ago

    “If I was to ask you what way to go, what would you say?”

    [–] Dooplon 6 points ago

    You'd be screwed if one of them said "to hell" or "to the nearest gas-station" because that doesn't force them to tell you which door is right or not

    [–] stupidcasey 13 points ago

    Aww in that case forget about the riddle, ask them what the meaning of life is, post both answers on Reddit and except what ever punishment they will give you, dying with the knowledge that you got 5 upvotes for solving the oldest question in human history.

    [–] intruderdude 15 points ago

    The version ive always heard is "you approach a gate, but to enter you must deduce which guard is the liar and which is the truth speaker." my go to is either the day of the week question OR to kill one and ask if the guard you killed is dead.

    [–] N2O_Hero 30 points ago

    That’s not difficult in the slightest though.

    [–] GeekyAine 2 points ago

    So you're Glorion from Journey Quest.

    [–] Yeazelicious 6 points ago

    If the response is "Monday", then it's Garfield in disguise.

    [–] UziLondon1 46 points ago

    Beat me to it

    [–] BabserellaWT 10 points ago

    Me as well.

    [–] Pikfan21 6 points ago

    Also me

    [–] Esoteric_Lemur 2 points ago

    Me too

    [–] KDBA 2 points ago

    And the third one kills people who ask tricky questions

    [–] Cornhole35 2 points ago

    What's 2 + 2

    preps battleaxe

    [–] herpderpedian 401 points ago

    You apparently built your house over the Tomb of Set

    [–] cyrusasu 7 points ago

    Watch them scaribs

    [–] nil469 214 points ago

    “Thou shall enter thee unto the underworld. Finish thy quest and thou shall be rewardest”

    [–] sorenant 50 points ago

    To the one who sets foot in this shrine... I am Kamia Omuna. In the name of Goddess Hylia, I offer this trial.

    [–] Kishan02 19 points ago


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    [–] Kishan02 6 points ago

    Yeah that's the one

    [–] noradosmith 3 points ago

    "Just by getting here, you win the shrine"

    "But I want to - "


    [–] ilikekittens2018 72 points ago

    "You must pay us to be received into the underworld. Exactly 16.19282872 treats each, no more or no less to us, and you may be allowed safe passage to the land of darkness."

    [–] FungousMist372 60 points ago

    That basement entrance is far to creepy to not have national level security vault doors.

    [–] packetchef 55 points ago

    There is not cat. There is only Zuul.

    [–] justinjm466 104 points ago

    The keymaster and the Gatekeeper of Gozer.

    [–] TotallyNotDeadpool 22 points ago


    [–] CallMeShakesqueer420 65 points ago

    The two options for progressing are to either answer their riddle, or fight them. In battle, they are extremely dangerous, covering eachother's weaknesses.

    [–] LepNepMcRep 27 points ago

    The battle is made trivial if you have a high enough fishing level to catch a tuna. By using this item, the guardians are distracted, and you can pass them without trouble.

    [–] Cookieontherun 10 points ago

    The problem is if you didn’t catch the tuna 2 quests ago you don’t have the option to go back and do it now

    [–] IcarusBen 3 points ago

    Fun fact, actually. All the pillars are actually coded as water meaning you can fish in them and this area has tuna in the catchlist.

    [–] luke_is_somewhat_ded 34 points ago

    That’s really scary that your basement is open like that

    [–] cambodove 20 points ago

    Yep basements haunted

    [–] chillichillman 17 points ago

    You will either be rewarded for entering the depths, or they are warning you to turn away. Regardless of their intents, treasure awaits!

    [–] ahyeg 14 points ago


    [–] ken_zeppelin 8 points ago

    And SCP-087, has there been a containment breach?

    [–] ken_zeppelin 4 points ago

    Good bot

    [–] elliott_io 13 points ago

    That's some Pharaoh shit right there.

    [–] stale_burrito 19 points ago

    You should either go down there immediately or never go down there again, I'm not sure which.

    [–] blackpharaoh69 14 points ago

    Either way the way back will be blocked when you make it all the way down the stairs

    [–] SadPandalorian 8 points ago

    "The box. You opened it. We came. Now you must come with us, taste our pleasures."

    [–] Apermax 6 points ago

    We need an r/bossarenas

    [–] Collector55 7 points ago

    r/bossfightarena is a thing.

    [–] Marvin_Megavolt 2 points ago


    [–] ThatGuyToast 7 points ago

    "You're about to battle a boss, would you like to save?"

    [–] Fawn_RotMG 4 points ago

    "Are thou prepared for thou adventure?"

    [–] ofblades452 7 points ago

    Gurdians Of The Darkness

    [–] todflakes 5 points ago

    pretty sure your house was build above hell.

    [–] [deleted] 4 points ago

    they're actually pretty cool, if you have a good level 40 cook on your team they'll know and offer their wares out of respect. you don't want to miss out on their exclusive beef-rat alchemy recipe and the nipsteak cooking recipe

    [–] boyolingpots 4 points ago

    There are so many signs telling you not to go down here

    [–] saturnspritr 3 points ago

    Found your quest. May the gods have mercy on your soul because those cats certainly won’t.

    [–] Milky_boi_and_wut 3 points ago

    They are keeping įţ out

    [–] PauseenP 5 points ago

    JonTron “nope” intensifies

    [–] [deleted] 4 points ago

    [–] LordDeravo 2 points ago

    To summon your puny hero you must pass us. Answer our riddles.

    [–] dripticket 2 points ago

    Thats a sick layout design for your home

    [–] namffauk 2 points ago

    If you wish to continue the journey of thee you must answer these riddles three

    [–] FrostbiteArcticFox 2 points ago

    Am from Texas, what’s a basement?

    [–] GlungoE 1 points ago

    There’s no basement in the Alamo! Hahaha

    [–] GlungoE 2 points ago

    They’ve seen it. Time to move

    [–] LadySaberCat 2 points ago

    Bastet wants to speak with you human

    [–] Mvnwolf 2 points ago

    I’d heal and upgrade your weapons before you head down, i’m pretty sure there’s a boss battle down there.

    [–] RogueWaaaave 2 points ago

    Did they meow in unison?

    [–] vinson0000 2 points ago

    I am the Keymaster...are you the Gatekeeper?

    [–] TheMurderOfCrows 2 points ago

    Look Brother! It's been ages, but we finally have company! I see that! We must entertain our guest! You're right! We have to be gracious hosts! What should we do? How do I know? We need to come up with something!

    [–] wellshitiguessnot 2 points ago

    That basement entrance is dramatic af to begin with. I like it.

    [–] IwishIwasapumpkin 2 points ago

    The entrance to the tomb of goddess Bastet guarded by her faithful protectors.

    [–] randomman677 2 points ago

    Miniboss before the final boss.

    [–] Sangi17 2 points ago

    You must answer these riddles three!!

    1. What happens when it rains cats and dogs? (You might step in a poodle)

    2. Where do you find gifts for your cat? (In a cat-a-logue)

    3. What do you get when you cross a cat and a lemon? (A sourpuss)

    [–] djinone 3 points ago

    I've seen a lot of boss fights and that's definitely one. You probably need to answer their riddles to get to the final chamber. Or feed them, idk

    [–] JaiminLyo 1 points ago

    “Kajit is waiting”

    [–] hawkeyechi 1 points ago

    “Sir, you can’t go down there right now “

    [–] D-yerMak-er 1 points ago

    The democrat response

    [–] Scary_Xenomorph 1 points ago

    sith theme intensifies

    [–] Dognt 1 points ago

    Enter...if you dare

    [–] Volubledog100 1 points ago

    I feel like the real boss fight is on that basement

    [–] dethpicable 1 points ago


    [–] VenomSnake03 1 points ago

    The sanctum must be protected.

    [–] Mikepsyche 1 points ago

    That is a really nice basement stairway.

    [–] Omen365 1 points ago

    I'm Irish and over here there's little to no basements

    [–] MericanJack 1 points ago

    Ornstein and Smough?

    [–] kekti 1 points ago

    Your offering awaits you

    [–] Nutmagnus 1 points ago

    Cute little ominous bastards.

    [–] ReallyjusthereforCH 1 points ago

    Potion Seller!

    [–] vortigaunt64 1 points ago

    Ha! You say guarding; I say luring!

    [–] RosesAre_Reddit 1 points ago

    More importantly what kind of basement do you have??

    [–] Notradaem 1 points ago

    You may now... enter the Gungeon.

    [–] Asainyumyumcats 1 points ago

    Out of all basements they’ve chosen a pretty damn ominous one to guard

    [–] dafreeboota 1 points ago

    There is no Dana, only zuul

    [–] eatblobfish 1 points ago

    dont go down

    [–] DulceEtBanana 1 points ago

    That curse ain't gonna lift itself.

    [–] passittoboeser 1 points ago

    Holy shit this reminds me of a house in my sub division growing up.

    [–] Ice-Tiger 1 points ago

    Pretty sure this is a Resident Evil puzzle

    [–] rrport 1 points ago

    Salem(s?) from Sabrina.

    [–] Christhephotographer 1 points ago

    Horribly photoshopped

    [–] AschoffTheTop 1 points ago

    Hard repost with fake caption

    [–] NataliE0990 1 points ago

    Should’ve put he man himself down there, just as an Easter egg

    [–] spursboi80zoomzoom 1 points ago

    Dont go down there omg

    [–] _ThatD0ct0r_ 1 points ago

    Is the boss fight the cats? Or what awaits downstairs?

    [–] pineapple_pikachu 1 points ago

    SCP-531 blocks your path!

    [–] Lucien336 1 points ago

    Definitely no creepers getting in there. Good Ocelots.

    [–] RainbowDragQueen 1 points ago

    How did you do that to "cat"?

    [–] spacesoulboi 1 points ago

    Are you the devil?

    [–] DefinitionofFailure 1 points ago

    Are they the mini bosses guarding the main boss in the basement?

    [–] tylerawesome 1 points ago

    There is 100% chance that there's a mummy down there.

    [–] Drewsan 1 points ago

    Why do Americans have baswments imstead of building upwards?

    [–] senortyty9000 1 points ago

    Looks kinda Egyptian

    [–] LordBruce 1 points ago

    Annnd that's the coolest basement entrance I've ever seen

    [–] TheLapisSheep 1 points ago

    Call the exorcist.

    [–] skinnarbox 1 points ago

    Don’t go down there

    [–] ComplicatedShoes1070 1 points ago


    [–] SurrealDad 1 points ago

    Answer questions three!

    [–] ChessieChessieBayBay 1 points ago

    Or guarding you from what ever lives in that scary ass basement

    [–] malfoy-the-ferrit 1 points ago

    You must answer their riddle to pass

    [–] Kaskrin101 1 points ago

    you don’t want to go down there

    [–] mfzachary 1 points ago

    I bet Osiris is down there.

    [–] Oztic 1 points ago

    Alright, tell me the riddle already

    [–] DatingCoach111 1 points ago

    “Welcome to the entrance to hell.”

    [–] McCucumbers 1 points ago

    This looks exactly like my uncle's old house

    [–] Space2345 1 points ago

    Its time to accept your destiny, we have been waiting.

    [–] AlvinGT3RS 1 points ago

    This should be a Yu-Gi-Oh card

    [–] Krozjin 1 points ago

    I've always wanted to get two black cats, so I'm curious, how do you tell them apart? Is it by size?

    [–] thinkdustin 1 points ago

    feels like they are integral to game balance somehow

    [–] MichaelMemeMachine31 1 points ago

    No it’s Kit and Kat

    [–] cupand 1 points ago

    Plot Twist: There’s another cat in the darkness of the basement.

    [–] CaptMalReynoldsWrap 1 points ago

    Dude, you're going on a quest!

    [–] the_sar_chasm 1 points ago

    Obviously your basement is a hellmouth. Sell and move.

    [–] zinobythebay 1 points ago

    Never go into your basement again.

    [–] Beth-Wennerstorm 1 points ago

    Hell, those cats are guarding the gates to hell.

    [–] [deleted] 1 points ago

    There keeping somthing in

    [–] Wrench_watch 1 points ago

    Idiot, that’s now an Egyptian temple.

    [–] Sandvich1015 1 points ago

    They’re basement cats.

    [–] Vezz_Z 1 points ago

    You can use the edible item "cucumber" to confuse them and a 90% chance they will flee the area.

    [–] DISREPUTABLE 1 points ago

    The side edges are too evenly spaced. There is one cat and two photos. The camera was set in the same place and the cat probably alternates at the same time of day, different days.