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12th Dec '17 7:00:08 AM Sonofstranger
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* Edward Teach, A.K.A Blackbeard and his crew made their (unexpected, since they were about to retire) last stand against Lieutenant Robert Maynard, who laid an ambush on his crew. Before the battle began, Blackbeard reportedly [[BadassBoast said]] "[[BloodKnight Damnation seize my soul if I give you quarters, or take any from you.]]". A fierce [[BigBadassBattleSequence battle]] ensued between the two crews, [[OneManArmy Blackbeard]] proceeded to slaughter the greatest number of people he could, and managed to survive five shots and ''twenty'' stabs. Ultimately, Blackbeard and Maynard ended up locked in a fierce duel amidst the battle, when Blackbeard was about to kill Maynard once and for all, a British sailor attacked him from behind, sliced his neck ''and'' chopped off his head, finally killing [[ImplacableMan Blackbeard]]. The rest of his crew put up a fight even after the fact, but were outnumbered by the Sailors and ultimately surrendered.

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* [[UsefulNotes/{{Blackbeard}} Edward Teach, A.K.A Blackbeard Blackbeard]] and his crew made their (unexpected, since they were about to retire) last stand against Lieutenant Robert Maynard, who laid an ambush on his crew. Before the battle began, Blackbeard reportedly [[BadassBoast said]] "[[BloodKnight Damnation seize my soul if I give you quarters, or take any from you.]]". A fierce [[BigBadassBattleSequence battle]] ensued between the two crews, [[OneManArmy Blackbeard]] proceeded to slaughter the greatest number of people he could, and managed to survive five shots and ''twenty'' stabs. Ultimately, Blackbeard and Maynard ended up locked in a fierce duel amidst the battle, when Blackbeard was about to kill Maynard once and for all, a British sailor attacked him from behind, sliced his neck ''and'' chopped off his head, finally killing [[ImplacableMan Blackbeard]]. The rest of his crew put up a fight even after the fact, but were outnumbered by the Sailors and ultimately surrendered.
10th Dec '17 9:21:38 PM BroadwayPhil
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* The defense of the Arnhem bridge by the 2nd Battalion/The Parachute Regiment, divisional engineers and a scattering of other British paratroops in 1944. They held out twice as long as ''the entire division'' was planned to hold out without relief. The survivors did not surrender until they had run out of food, ammunition and medical supplies, and were mostly wounded. The Germans still were unable to use the bridge until they cleared it of the many (German) vehicles the paras had destroyed during the battle. One of the last radio messages sent from the bridge, according to a German officer who intercepted it, was: "Out of ammunition. God save the King."
10th Dec '17 8:36:52 AM darkpit06
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* The Tournament of Power arc of ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' has a lot of this, with the last fighters of defeated universes giving it their all trying to prevent the end of their universes. Among the stands include

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* The Tournament of Power arc of ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' has a lot of this, with the last fighters of defeated universes giving it their all trying to prevent the end of their universes. Among the stands includeinclude (in order):



** [[spoiler: Zirloin, Zarbuto, and Rabanara of Universe 2]] against Goku
** [[spoiler: Saonel and Pirinia of Universe 6]] against Gohan and Piccolo.

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** [[spoiler: Zirloin, Zarbuto, and Rabanara of Universe 2]] against Goku
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** [[spoiler: Saonel and Pirinia Pirina of Universe 6]] against Gohan and Piccolo.
10th Dec '17 8:35:12 AM darkpit06
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** [[spoiler: Saonel and Pirinia of Universe 6]], against Gohan and Piccolo.

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** [[spoiler: Saonel and Pirinia of Universe 6]], 6]] against Gohan and Piccolo.Piccolo.
** [[spoiler: Damon of Universe 4]] against Goku and Android 17.
7th Dec '17 5:31:00 PM nombretomado
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* The defense of the Russian embassy from a huge angry mob in ''TheDeathOfTheVazirMukhtar''. [=CMoAs=] for all (except for the guy who lives).

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* The defense of the Russian embassy from a huge angry mob in ''TheDeathOfTheVazirMukhtar''.''Literature/TheDeathOfTheVazirMukhtar''. [=CMoAs=] for all (except for the guy who lives).
3rd Dec '17 8:04:17 PM Whipsmart
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* Occurs during the climax of ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnoldTheJungleMovie'' with Lasombra [[spoiler: after being hit with a poison dart and falling over the cliff, he climbs back up, still infected with the poison, in a last effort to reclaim the Corazon. He then gets into a scuffle with Eduardo, which leads to the Corazon falling off of the cliff, much to his anger. Once it falls over, he makes one last attempt to take out the gang, before finally succumbing to the poison from the dart.]]
3rd Dec '17 7:56:52 PM Whipsmart
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* A general tries to invoke this in ''Film/MarsAttacks'', even quoting Churchill. [[SedgwickSpeech He is unceremoniously killed]].

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* A general General Decker tries to invoke this in ''Film/MarsAttacks'', ''Film/MarsAttacks'' during his final moments, even quoting Churchill. [[UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill Churchill]]. [[SedgwickSpeech He is unceremoniously unceremoniously]] [[CurbstompBattle killed]].


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* Towards the end of ''Film/TransformersTheLastKnight'', Quintessa and the Decepticons are just about start the final stage of destroying the Earth and currently have the upper hand, [[Creator/AnthonyHopkins Edmund Burton]] decides to take matters into his own hands by taking his cane, which [[spoiler: turns out to be a Cybertronian firearm] and shooting at the Decepticons with it.]] He did manage to deliver a few good shots before [[spoiler: [[CurbstompBattle being blasted by Megatron's arm cannon]]]].
2nd Dec '17 5:39:38 PM KrspaceT
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* The Tournament of Power arc of ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' has a lot of this, with the last fighters of defeated universes giving it their all trying to prevent the end of their universes. Among the stands include
** [[spoiler: The Trio de Dangers of Universe 9]] against Goku and Vegeta.
** [[spoiler: Obuni of Universe 10]] against Gohan.
** [[spoiler: Zirloin, Zarbuto, and Rabanara of Universe 2]] against Goku
** [[spoiler: Saonel and Pirinia of Universe 6]], against Gohan and Piccolo.
19th Nov '17 8:08:13 AM Luxray1000
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' the [[FinalBoss Final Boss]] of the [[KillEmAll Genocide route]] is a last stand with a twist: [[spoiler: it's ''the boss'' doing the last stand. The boss is [[MediumAwareness aware]] of the player's ability to [[SaveScumming load and save the game]] and as such knows that he cannot win, but fights anyway in the hope of making the player [[RageQuit give up]]. Given the [[NintendoHard extreme]] [[SNKBoss difficulty]] of the boss fight, it's not really that much to hope for.]]
17th Oct '17 11:32:54 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]].

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
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In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, the series backstory, 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]].combat]].
** In his "opus", series' recurring character St. Jiub the Eradicator recounts his [[HunterOfMonsters quest to eradicate]] the [[TakeThatScrappy much reviled]] [[GoddamnBats Cliff Racers]] from Vvardenfell. As he was hunting a lone Cliff Racer, it [[ItCanThink led him into a trap]] where [[ZergRush hundreds of Cliff Racers]] suddenly descended upon him. Jiub believed this to be his Last Stand, fighting for two days and slaughtering hundreds of Cliff Racers. Jiub finally collapsed, exhausted and wounded. Ultimately Subverted, in that he would have died there if not for the [[DivineIntervention timely rescue]] of the Dunmeri PhysicalGod Vivec, who was so impressed with Jiub's actions that Vivec declared him to be a saint.
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