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10th Sep '17 8:19:34 PM steam66
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* ''VideoGame/BrutalDoom'' features numerous AI enhancements to the zombie soldiers from the original ''VideoGame/Doom''. Among these, zombie soldiers (both regular troopers and sergeants) have a chance, when one of their limbs is blown off, to sit up and draw a pistol, firing off a few shots at you before collapsing. While they can't do very much damage this way, they can still kill you (particularly on the Realism Mode difficulty) if you don't notice them immediately.
7th Sep '17 9:36:34 PM marcoasalazarm
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* ''Fanfic/TheNegotiationsverse'': Defied at the climax of ''Useless'', [[spoiler:Applejack and Rainbow Dash make a pact to go out in a blaze of glory and kill as many humans as possible before they bite the dust (even bantering that they want to make it a BodyCountCompetition), only for the human soldier that finds them [[CurbStompBattle to kick the door in, gun them both down, and then move on to the next room uncaring of who he just killed nor breaking stride, all in the blink of an eye]].]]
4th Sep '17 10:47:44 AM HalcyonDayz
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** In the ''Legion'' expansion, during the [[spoiler:attack on the Exodar]], you have [[spoiler:Nobundo's]] Last Stand, a quest where you and several NPCs hold the line against seemingly-endless waves of demons while the demon commander gloats between throwing increasingly-strong waves of troops at you.

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** In the ''Legion'' expansion, during the [[spoiler:attack on the Exodar]], you have [[spoiler:Nobundo's]] Last Stand, a quest where you and several NPCs {{Non Player Character}}s hold the line against seemingly-endless waves of demons while the demon commander gloats between throwing increasingly-strong waves of troops at you.
29th Aug '17 12:00:06 PM Theriocephalus
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** In ''The Lunar Rebellion'', the pegasi are noted to have a tradition of engaging any invader to the last rather than ever surrendering their city to outside forces. In a footnote, Cloud Kicker notes that this has historically resulted in a great deal of ponies dying needlessly over matters of pride, and that as a survivor of a near last stand herself she sees little appeal in the concept. A short while later in the story proper, Shadow concedes that itís easy to speak of dying gloriously when youíre not the one whoís actually going to be dying.
** In the same story, after the Siege of Canterlot is broken, Steel Striker and his army choose to fight and die at the Maresidian Fields, caught between two royalist armies, knowing that the cause they fought for is already lost and preferring a honorable death to a humiliating peace through surrender. [[spoiler:They don't get the chance. The royalists, taking advantage of a drought, burn the entire rebel army alive with a tremendous fire spell.]]

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** In ''The Lunar Rebellion'', the pegasi are noted to have a tradition of engaging any invader to the last rather than ever surrendering their city to outside forces. In a footnote, Cloud Kicker notes that this has historically resulted in a great deal of ponies dying needlessly over matters of pride, and that as a survivor of a near last stand herself she sees little appeal in the concept. A short while later in the story proper, Shadow concedes that itís easy to speak of dying gloriously when youíre not the one whoís actually going to be dying.
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** In the same story, after the Siege of Canterlot is broken, Steel Striker and his army choose to fight and die at the Maresidian Fields, caught between two royalist armies, knowing that the cause they fought for is already lost and preferring a honorable death to a humiliating peace through surrender. Steel even briefly wonders if there will be any stories about the last stand of the last ponies not to answer to immortal rulers. [[spoiler:They don't get the chance. The royalists, taking advantage of a drought, burn the entire rebel army alive with a tremendous fire spell.]]
29th Aug '17 11:52:20 AM Theriocephalus
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* ''Fanfic/TheLifeAndTimesOfAWinningPony'': In ''The Lunar Rebellion'', the pegasi are noted to have a tradition of engaging any invader to the last rather than ever surrendering their city to outside forces. In a footnote, Cloud Kicker notes that this has historically resulted in a great deal of ponies dying needlessly over matters of pride, and that as a survivor of a near last stand herself she sees little appeal in the concept. A short while later in the story proper, Shadow concedes that itís easy to speak of dying gloriously when youíre not the one whoís actually going to be dying.

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* ''Fanfic/TheLifeAndTimesOfAWinningPony'': ''Fanfic/TheLifeAndTimesOfAWinningPony'':
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In ''The Lunar Rebellion'', the pegasi are noted to have a tradition of engaging any invader to the last rather than ever surrendering their city to outside forces. In a footnote, Cloud Kicker notes that this has historically resulted in a great deal of ponies dying needlessly over matters of pride, and that as a survivor of a near last stand herself she sees little appeal in the concept. A short while later in the story proper, Shadow concedes that itís easy to speak of dying gloriously when youíre not the one whoís actually going to be dying.dying.
** In the same story, after the Siege of Canterlot is broken, Steel Striker and his army choose to fight and die at the Maresidian Fields, caught between two royalist armies, knowing that the cause they fought for is already lost and preferring a honorable death to a humiliating peace through surrender. [[spoiler:They don't get the chance. The royalists, taking advantage of a drought, burn the entire rebel army alive with a tremendous fire spell.]]
26th Aug '17 8:30:21 AM thatmadork
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** Back in ''III'', there's Sylvanas facing Arthas. She knew she didn't stand a chance against him as the undead closed around Silvermoon, her strategies to try to stall him failed. Too bad for her that Arthas [[CameBackWrong had another, far crueller fate in mind for her]].
10th Aug '17 9:07:01 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, in the old [[HornyVikings Nordic]] religious tradition, the TopGod and WarGod Shor was served by two other gods as [[BodyguardingABadass shield-thanes]], the brothers Stuhn and Tsun. According to that religious tradition, Tsun pulled one of these defending Shor against "angry foreign gods". While they eventually got to and [[GodIsDead slew Shor]], it was at [[PyrrhicVictory great cost]]. Tsun continues to serve Shor in [[WarriorHeaven Sovngarde]], guarding Shor's Hall of Valor and testing warrior spirits for their worthiness to enter by [[DuelBoss battling them in single combat]].
26th Jul '17 3:01:13 PM Stevebob
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** Later played straight in the finale of ''War of the Damned'', with Spartacus and the remaining warriors making a final stand against the Roman army, even though they know they have little chance of winning, to give the non-combatants in their ranks a chance to escape over the mountains. Almost [[KillEmAll all of them are killed in the process]] (or captured and [[CrucifiedHeroShot crucified later]]), but no one could say they didnít go down fighting. They also [[HeroicSacrifice succeed in helping at least some of the rebels to escape]] to freedom.
16th Jul '17 10:26:23 AM nombretomado
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*** One WW2 history I read said that troops of General Luttwitz had even less ammo than the 101st so not needing rescues might be true.

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*** One WW2 [=WW2=] history I read said that troops of General Luttwitz had even less ammo than the 101st so not needing rescues might be true.



* An example that got included in ''Call Of Duty 3'', the Polish defense of Hill 262, Mont Ormel. A combination of YouShallNotPass and LastStand. In the final three days of the WW2 event known as the Falaise Pocket, the Polish armored divisions pushed to take a section of the mountain that would allow them to rain fire down on escaping German troops. As the United States took Chambois, this left Hill 262 as one of the few pathways to escape the pocket. From 19 August 1944 to 21 August, the Germans pushed against the Polish with reckless abandon, and by the night of the 20th, the Polish were exhausted and dangerously low on supplies. The quote below is from their CO, Stefanowicz, as he broke the news to his men. Averted in the end, as [[BigDamnHeroes the Canadians managed to arrive to save the Poles]] by midday on the 21st.

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* An example that got included in ''Call Of Duty 3'', the Polish defense of Hill 262, Mont Ormel. A combination of YouShallNotPass and LastStand. In the final three days of the WW2 [=WW2=] event known as the Falaise Pocket, the Polish armored divisions pushed to take a section of the mountain that would allow them to rain fire down on escaping German troops. As the United States took Chambois, this left Hill 262 as one of the few pathways to escape the pocket. From 19 August 1944 to 21 August, the Germans pushed against the Polish with reckless abandon, and by the night of the 20th, the Polish were exhausted and dangerously low on supplies. The quote below is from their CO, Stefanowicz, as he broke the news to his men. Averted in the end, as [[BigDamnHeroes the Canadians managed to arrive to save the Poles]] by midday on the 21st.
14th Jul '17 10:09:26 PM TheShatterer
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* Then there's the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Wizna Battle of Wizna]]. Outnumbered over 58:1, with no tanks or air support, and horribly outgunned, the Polish commander "swore that he would not leave his post alive". And the Polish forces proceeded to inflict remarkably severe casualties upon the Nazis - before, of course, ultimately being annihilated.

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* Then there's the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Wizna Battle of Wizna]]. Outnumbered over 58:1, with no tanks or air support, in only half-completed fortifications and horribly outgunned, the Polish commander "swore that he would not leave his post alive". And the Polish forces proceeded to inflict remarkably severe casualties upon the Nazis - before, of course, ultimately being annihilated.


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** The Polish held the Germans for three days, September 7-10. Yes, outnumbered that much, they brought Blitzkrieg to a halt for nearly half a week. And they would have held longer, finally surrendering their last bunkers ''only when they ran out of ammunition.''
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