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* The climax of ''Film/HardcoreHenry'' sees Henry and Jimmy [[spoiler: and Jimmy's remaining clones]] assaulting [[BigBad Akan's]] headquarters in order to take him down and rescue Estelle.
2nd Apr '16 3:06:32 PM wootzits
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* Episodes 25-26 of the first season of ''Franchise/{{Jewelpet}}'' are about Rinko and co. discovering and invading [[BigBad Diana]]'s lair, culminating in a climactic mid-season battle.

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* Episodes 25-26 of the first season of ''Franchise/{{Jewelpet}}'' ''Anime/{{Jewelpet 2009}}'' are about Rinko and co. discovering and invading [[BigBad Diana]]'s lair, culminating in a climactic mid-season battle.
19th Mar '16 11:34:11 PM contrafanxxx
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* The FinalBattle in ''Film/LondonHasFallen'' has Banning along with a team of SAS and Delta Force soldiers attacking a heavily fortified terrorist hideout where [[spoiler: President Asher is taken hostage.]]
12th Mar '16 10:58:02 PM wolftickets1969
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** ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' has the "The Nuclear Option" quests, where [[spoiler:you invade the Institute with troops from either the Brotherhood of Steel, the Railroad or the Minutemen, blast your way through armies of synths, and eventually blow the whole place up by sabotaging their nuclear reactor.]]

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** ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' has the "The Nuclear Option" quests, where [[spoiler:you invade the Institute with troops from either the Brotherhood of Steel, the Railroad or the Minutemen, blast your way through armies of synths, and eventually blow the whole place up by sabotaging their nuclear reactor.]] Much earlier, there's "Taking Independence", where you help the Minutemen take back their headquarters, which is actually named The Castle.
4th Mar '16 3:08:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars 2}}'' first did this with an oil rig in the Pacific Ocean, and later on with a casino in Italy.
* ''WesternAnimation/StrangeMagic'': [[BadassPrincess Marianne]] fights her way through the goblin infested Dark Forest and smashes through the skylight of the Bog King's castle to save her sister.
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* In ''TheChroniclesOfNarnia: Prince Caspian'', the Narnian forces attack the Telmarine castle. [[spoiler:[[SpoiledByTheFormat Since it happens in the middle of the film]], it was [[YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle doomed to fail]] from the start.]] Note that this entire plot is ''nowhere to be found'' in the book.

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* In ''TheChroniclesOfNarnia: Prince Caspian'', ''Film/PrinceCaspian'', the Narnian forces attack the Telmarine castle. [[spoiler:[[SpoiledByTheFormat Since it happens in the middle of the film]], it was [[YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle doomed to fail]] from the start.]] Note that this entire plot is ''nowhere to be found'' in the book.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars 2}}'' first did this with an oil rig in the Pacific Ocean, and later on with a casino in Italy.



* WesternAnimation/StrangeMagic: [[BadassPrincess Marianne]] fights her way through the goblin infested Dark Forest and smashes through the skylight of the Bog King's castle to save her sister.
4th Mar '16 3:06:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Willow}}'', ''Film/{{Krull}}'', ''Film/{{Legend}}'', ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}''... basically every 80s fantasy movie was required to end this way.

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* ''Film/{{Willow}}'', ''Film/{{Krull}}'', ''Film/{{Legend}}'', ''Film/{{Legend 1985}}'', ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}''... basically every 80s fantasy movie was required to end this way.
1st Mar '16 10:35:06 AM LadyNorbert
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* The climax of ''Fanfic/{{Cinderjuice}}'' sends BJ on a RoaringRampageOfRescue through the FairyGodfather's castle. He knows it's probably a SuicideMission, since he's been BroughtDownToNormal, but he's going in anyway because his MoralityChain is in danger.

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* The climax of ''Fanfic/{{Cinderjuice}}'' sends BJ on a RoaringRampageOfRescue through the FairyGodfather's Fairy Godfather's castle. He knows it's probably a SuicideMission, since he's been BroughtDownToNormal, but he's going in anyway because his MoralityChain is in danger.



* In ''Castle'', the animated adaptation of architectural historian/writer David Macaulay's book, showed in vivid terms just how tough storming a well designed, built and supplied castle could be in medieval times with defenses upon defenses in place to discourage it.

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* In ''Castle'', the animated adaptation {{animated adaptation}} of architectural historian/writer David Macaulay's book, showed shows in vivid terms just how tough storming a well designed, built and supplied castle could be in medieval times with defenses upon defenses in place to discourage it.
1st Mar '16 10:33:18 AM LadyNorbert
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In RealLife, particularly during the MiddleAges, actually storming the castle was the tactic of last resort, due to how most fortifications are [[DeathCourse built specifically to give the defenders every advantage possible]]. Hence why they're called "fortifications". Any sort of direct assault on properly built and manned fortifications required a hell of a numerical advantage, very solid morale, and often repeated attacks--and even then it would be an absolute bloodbath. More often sieges were won by cutting off the defenders from supplies and starving them to death or surrender (which could take years), by [[DungeonBypass breaching the defenses from the outside]] and marching in that way (not always practical), or by convincing enemy soldiers within the defenses to TurnCoat and let you in (very difficult). Going through the front door is almost always a suicide mission (assuming it's even possible), but it [[RuleOfCool sure is entertaining]].

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In RealLife, particularly during the MiddleAges, actually storming the castle was the tactic of last resort, due to how most fortifications are [[DeathCourse built specifically to give the defenders every advantage possible]]. Hence This is why they're called "fortifications". Any sort of direct assault on properly built and manned fortifications required a hell of a numerical advantage, very solid morale, and often repeated attacks--and even then it would be an absolute bloodbath. More often sieges were won by cutting off the defenders from supplies and starving them to death or surrender (which could take years), by [[DungeonBypass breaching the defenses from the outside]] and marching in that way (not always practical), or by convincing enemy soldiers within the defenses to TurnCoat and let you in (very difficult). Going through the front door is almost always a suicide mission (assuming it's even possible), but it [[RuleOfCool sure is entertaining]].



* The climax of ''Fanfic/{{Cinderjuice}}'' sends BJ on a RoaringRampageOfRescue through the FairyGodfather's castle. He knows it's probably a SuicideMission, since he's been BroughtDownToNormal, but he's going in anyway because his MoralityChain is in danger.



* ''Film/{{Willow}}'', ''Film/{{Krull}}'', ''Film/{{Legend}}''. Basically every 80s fantasy movie was required to end this way.

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* ''Film/{{Willow}}'', ''Film/{{Krull}}'', ''Film/{{Legend}}''. Basically ''Film/{{Legend}}'', ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}''... basically every 80s fantasy movie was required to end this way.



* In Creator/CSLewis's ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'', Aslan, Lucy, and Susan [[spoiler:after his resurrection]] do not go to aid Peter and the army, but storm the White Witch's castle, to restore to life [[TakenForGranite the statues inside]]. (Aslan suggested Peter have a plan to storm the castle in case the Witch decided to fall back to her castle instead of committing to an open battle after killing him.)

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* In Creator/CSLewis's ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'', Aslan, Lucy, and Susan [[spoiler:after his resurrection]] do not go to aid Peter and the army, but storm the White Witch's castle, to restore to life [[TakenForGranite the statues inside]]. (Aslan had earlier suggested Peter have a plan to storm the castle in case the Witch decided to fall back to her castle instead of committing to an open battle after killing him.)



* Inverted in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', where Shale the golem bids you farewell just before the final mission with "[[ShoutOut Have fun]] [[Film/ThePrincessBride storming the castle]]" despite the mission being a prime example of AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs. Your objective ''is'' to storm a castle, after all.

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* Inverted in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', where Shale the golem bids you farewell just before the final mission with "[[ShoutOut Have fun]] [[Film/ThePrincessBride storming the castle]]" despite the mission being a prime example of AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs. Your objective ''is'' to storm a castle, after all.all - well, more accurately, Fort Drakon.
** Also shown in the backstory of the ''Warden's Keep'' DLC. The forces of the tyrannical King Arland attempted repeatedly to storm Soldier's Peak and destroy the Grey Wardens, and only succeeded after months had passed and the Wardens were finally out of supplies.
** Act 2 of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' has Hawke, his/her friends, Knight-Commander Meredith, and First Enchanter Orsino doing this to the Viscount's Keep in order to rescue the nobles who have been dragged there by the Arishok.
** Seen again in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition.'' There are a number of missions which involve the Inquisitor and their friends storming and conquering keeps and other small castles.
29th Feb '16 7:39:05 AM MyFinalEdits
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* ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' ends with an all-out assault on either Hoover Dam or the Legate's Camp.

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''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' ends with an all-out assault on either Hoover Dam or the Legate's Camp.
29th Feb '16 5:10:33 AM thatmadork
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** ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' has the "The Nuclear Option" quests, where [[spoiler:you invade the Institute with troops from either the Brotherhood of Steel, the Railroad or the Minutemen, blast your way through armies of synths, and eventually blow the whole place up by sabotaging their nuclear reactor.]]
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