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7th Sep '17 10:57:11 AM gilda4ever
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* It's a series tradition in ''VideoGame/AceCombat'' to be assigned a mission to shoot down a flight of enemy bombers about to destroy [[BackFromTheBrink the last allied base]], usually in the first mission.
* ''VideoGame/AceCombat04ShatteredSkies''
** In the mission [[TitleDrop Shattered Skies]], [[PlayerCharacter Mobius One]] is tasked with defending Riass Space Center while the crew on the ground attempt to launch a spy satellite. You're only up against fighters trying to secure air superiority, until bombers attempt to attack the base halfway through the mission.
* ''VideoGame/AceCombat5TheUnsungWar''
** White Bird (Part I) is similar to the above-mentioned Shattered skies, protecting a launch facility from enemy attack. Though instead of fighters and bombers, the enemy this time is air-dropped tanks and cruise missiles.
** Chain Reaction tasks the player with protecting a civilian airport from a few squadrons of fighter-bombers... only to discover they were a distraction while Yuktobanian tanks begin attacking the airport by coming out of transport planes on the runway disguised as airliners.
** Journey Home starts out a simple ceremonial flight [[TemptingFate with no combat expected]]... until Yuktobanian planes begin attacking you and the crowded sports stadium the Vice President is speaking at. Fortunately, [[GenreSavvy your planes were armed just in case]].

25th Oct '16 7:28:46 PM billybobfred
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* Numerous examples from FireEmblem. Most frequently, it's an incapacitated "Ally" NPC, or some other figure such as [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething Royals who aren't as talented as yours at fighting]]. While many missions are "Seize the throne", there are a few where it's inverted which would also fit this trope. Some of them are also [[LuckBasedMission Luck Based Missions]], since if you are unlucky, the character you are supposed to protect can get killed before you even have a chance to reach him/her.

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* Numerous examples from FireEmblem.''VideoGame/FireEmblem''. Most frequently, it's an incapacitated "Ally" NPC, or some other figure such as [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething Royals who aren't as talented as yours at fighting]]. While many missions are "Seize the throne", there are a few where it's inverted which would also fit this trope. Some of them are also [[LuckBasedMission Luck Based Missions]], since if you are unlucky, the character you are supposed to protect can get killed before you even have a chance to reach him/her.them -- most infamously, "Battle Before Dawn" in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Blazing Sword]]''.
25th Jun '16 12:10:25 PM Prfnoff
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* Several times in ''{{Conduit 2}}'', protagonist Michael Ford must protect the Free Drudge during the campaign.

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* Several times in ''{{Conduit ''VideoGame/{{Conduit 2}}'', protagonist Michael Ford must protect the Free Drudge during the campaign.
28th Mar '16 1:23:11 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* A (rather frustratingly difficult, at least compared to the rest of the game) battle towards the end of ''SakuraWars V: So Long, My Love'' has the party of [=PCs=] protecting various vital parts of an airship they're on.

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* A (rather frustratingly difficult, at least compared to the rest of the game) battle towards the end of ''SakuraWars V: ''VideoGame/SakuraWars: [[VideoGame/SakuraWarsSoLongMyLove So Long, My Love'' Love]]'' has the party of [=PCs=] protecting various vital parts of an airship they're on.
7th Mar '16 7:48:43 AM Ohio9
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* Some of the missions in ''VideoGame/WingsOfGlory'' involve defending allied observation balloons from German fighter planes. The observation balloons have no defenses, can't move, and they explode after one or two hits. You also sometimes have to defend various military targets from enemy bombers, including your own Aerodrome.
3rd Mar '16 9:38:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''BattleCity'' series. Player has to protect the bird located in the bottom middle of the field from enemy tanks while staying alive as well.

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* ''BattleCity'' ''VideoGame/BattleCity'' series. Player has to protect the bird located in the bottom middle of the field from enemy tanks while staying alive as well.



* The classic arcade game ''MissileCommand''. "Defend Your Cities!"

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* The classic arcade game ''MissileCommand''.''VideoGame/MissileCommand''. "Defend Your Cities!"



* ''MetroidPrime 3: Corruption'' has a mission on Elysia during which you have to kill all the Space Pirates and their ships before they destroy the Spire Pod, which is carrying the bomb that you need to destroy the shield protecting the Leviathan Seed. You're standing ''on'' the Spire while it's being attacked, by the way.

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* ''MetroidPrime ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime 3: Corruption'' has a mission on Elysia during which you have to kill all the Space Pirates and their ships before they destroy the Spire Pod, which is carrying the bomb that you need to destroy the shield protecting the Leviathan Seed. You're standing ''on'' the Spire while it's being attacked, by the way.



* In ''{{Starcraft}}'', a few of the Zerg missions require you to protect a mysterious Chrysalis. Eventually it hatches, revealing [[spoiler:infested Kerrigan, who the Zerg had stolen in the penultimate mission of the Terran campaign]]. Only some of the missions technically count, as in the first few, it's small enough to be carried around by a Drone.

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* In ''{{Starcraft}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Starcraft}}'', a few of the Zerg missions require you to protect a mysterious Chrysalis. Eventually it hatches, revealing [[spoiler:infested Kerrigan, who the Zerg had stolen in the penultimate mission of the Terran campaign]]. Only some of the missions technically count, as in the first few, it's small enough to be carried around by a Drone.



* Protecting Hawk while he disarms a nuclear bomb in ''SoldierOfFortune''.

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* Protecting Hawk while he disarms a nuclear bomb in ''SoldierOfFortune''.''VideoGame/SoldierOfFortune''.



* The entire point of Sector Z in ''StarFox64'' is that the Great Fox [[TooDumbToLive just stops in the middle of nowhere]] while the enemy fires 6 large missiles in 1-2-3 sequences at it. Thankfully, you have plenty of time to destroy each missile, and they always come from the same direction. This mission is also paid homage to in Level 8 of ''Star Fox Assault'', when you have to protect the Orbital Gate from a lot more missiles coming from all different directions.

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* The entire point of Sector Z in ''StarFox64'' ''VideoGame/StarFox64'' is that the Great Fox [[TooDumbToLive just stops in the middle of nowhere]] while the enemy fires 6 large missiles in 1-2-3 sequences at it. Thankfully, you have plenty of time to destroy each missile, and they always come from the same direction. This mission is also paid homage to in Level 8 of ''Star Fox Assault'', when you have to protect the Orbital Gate from a lot more missiles coming from all different directions.



* TotalAnnihilation features one in the Arm campaign, defending a large mine from attacking naval forces. It can rapidly become ThatOneLevel.

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* TotalAnnihilation ''VideoGame/TotalAnnihilation'' features one in the Arm campaign, defending a large mine from attacking naval forces. It can rapidly become ThatOneLevel.
21st Feb '16 8:08:04 AM contrafanxxx
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* Chapter 26 of ''[[VideoGame/ProjectXZone Project X Zone 2]]'' has you defending the Dragonturtle from enemy attacks on four sides. You have to deal with [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Pyron and Lord Raptor]], [[Franchise/DotHack Skeith and Azure Kite]], and [[VideoGame/DevilMayCry Nelo Angelo]] and waves of enemies surrounding them. If any of the enemies or bosses touches the Dragonturtle, it's an instant GameOver.
2nd Jan '16 9:55:43 AM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Solatorobo}}'', during Red's JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind, the software begins by creating a warmup for him from his memories. He winds up defending Elh from a bunch of bugs, seeing as that's what he considered the most laughably easy thing to come up with. A later simulation reuses the "don't let the bugs near Elh" objective, but that one was [[spoiler:a RescueRomance situation [[ShipperOnDeck specifically set up by Merveille]].]]

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* In ''{{Solatorobo}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Solatorobo}}'', during Red's JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind, the software begins by creating a warmup for him from his memories. He winds up defending Elh from a bunch of bugs, seeing as that's what he considered the most laughably easy thing to come up with. A later simulation reuses the "don't let the bugs near Elh" objective, but that one was [[spoiler:a RescueRomance situation [[ShipperOnDeck specifically set up by Merveille]].]]
4th Nov '15 11:09:54 PM BattleMaster
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* ''VideoGame/TransformersDevastation'' has several sections where you must protect [[TheSmartGuy Wheeljack]] while he makes field repairs to something. His health regenerates when he's not taking damage, but on higher difficulty levels he's still fragile enough for it to be ThatOneMission.

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* ''VideoGame/TransformersDevastation'' has several sections where you must protect [[TheSmartGuy Wheeljack]] while he makes field repairs to something. His health regenerates when he's not taking damage, but on higher difficulty levels he's still fragile enough for it to be ThatOneMission.
ThatOneLevel.
4th Nov '15 11:09:21 PM BattleMaster
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* ''VideoGame/TransformersDevastation'' has several sections where you must protect [[TheSmartGuy Wheeljack]] while he makes field repairs to something. His health regenerates when he's not taking damage, but on higher difficulty levels he's still fragile enough for it to be ThatOneMission.
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