Up until now, the major fights mostly involve one-on-one duel featuring various superpowers, but there has been one “Boss Raid” mode. Three against one: a big muscular gunslinging undead, an athletic girl with alien-powered energy-based/light superpower, and an intangible ghost with a literal electric guitar vs a lazy giant scorpion with a hax ability of instantly shutting down people’s superpower with his stinger tail. A bit like RPG (considering that each of the three fighters has their own role: tank, crowd control, nuker) despite the book isn’t trapped-in-an-RPG type of thing.
There has also been a duel against a summoner type person, so it ends up as 1 vs 5 (4 mooks, 1 boss).
There is flashy magic involved such as in dragon vs hydra fight, but choreography is not my main focus. Sure, magic and explosion make the fight cool, but I care more about the build-up and context behind the fights (which is why I’m unlikely to share a fight excerpt across various threads because the impact is all lost without following the story from the very start). Barring random encounters to let people know that the characters aren’t roaming in a totally safe area, major fights generally have prior build-up, especially the later ones.
Due to the nature of my book, it’s impossible for the character to suffer permanent damage because their power source is a race of parasitic aliens that turns the host’s blood into something like extremely potent stem cells (due to this, nobody can age). Most of the time, the fight immediately kills one of the fighters. There’s one exception so far, but again, the stem cell nature. MC lost an arm in a fight, but she can regrow it…only that it’ll take a long time and she has to train very hard due to her recent contact with the alien.
The only dire consequence I have for the fight is when someone explains his/her ability to his/her foe (y’know, classic battle shounen trope). What will happen? “Thanks a lot for the information!” exploits the newfound knowledge Also, there is a dire consequence for stock shounen hero kind of characters (those loud, rash, hot-blooded idiot teen hero). Lacking experience and mostly relying on asspulls/nakama power won’t get you far.