History YouShallNotPass / Literature

12th Apr '17 6:51:52 AM Hyrin
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* In ''Literature/WarriorCats'', Cinderpelt (a Medicine Cat with a lame leg) places herself between Sorreltail and her newborn kits and the badger that has just burst into the den. The badger end up killing her, but she manages to hold it off long enough for Leafpool and Crowfeather to arrive and drive it off, ensuring that Sorreltail and all of her kits survive the attack.

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* In ''Literature/WarriorCats'', Cinderpelt (a Medicine Cat with a lame leg) places herself between Sorreltail and with her newborn kits and the badger that has just burst into the den. The badger end up killing her, but she manages to hold it off long enough for Leafpool and Crowfeather to arrive and drive it off, ensuring that Sorreltail and all of her kits survive the attack.
12th Apr '17 6:48:29 AM Hyrin
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* In ''Literature/WarriorCats'', Cinderpelt (a Medicine Cat with a lame leg) places herself between Sorreltail and her newborn kits and the badger that has just burst into the den. The badger end up killing her, but she manages to hold it off long enough for Leafpool and Crowfeather to arrive and drive it off, ensuring that Sorreltail and all of her kits survive the attack.
11th Mar '17 2:34:19 PM nombretomado
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* In MichaelFlynn's ''[[Literature/SpiralArm The January Dancer]]'', many rear guards sacrifice themselves to ensure that Hugh escapes.

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* In MichaelFlynn's Creator/MichaelFlynn's ''[[Literature/SpiralArm The January Dancer]]'', many rear guards sacrifice themselves to ensure that Hugh escapes.
13th Dec '16 8:20:16 AM Doug86
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* A bit of BackStory in one of Creator/AndreNorton's AlternateHistory books, ''The Crossroads of Time'', mentions that after WorldWarII went really, really bad for the Allies, and "Japs exploded all over the Pacific," the last word the U.S. got from Australia was that "they were still fighting a desperate rear guard action along the salt deserts there...." That was in late 1940 or early '41; the hero gets this information something like ten or fifteen years later.

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* A bit of BackStory in one of Creator/AndreNorton's AlternateHistory books, ''The Crossroads of Time'', mentions that after WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII went really, really bad for the Allies, and "Japs exploded all over the Pacific," the last word the U.S. got from Australia was that "they were still fighting a desperate rear guard action along the salt deserts there...." That was in late 1940 or early '41; the hero gets this information something like ten or fifteen years later.
4th Dec '16 10:24:48 AM nombretomado
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ConanTheBarbarian story "Beyond the Black River," Balthus sends off the settlers and realizes the Picts will catch them. He invokes this trope [[spoiler:and dies]].

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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ConanTheBarbarian Literature/ConanTheBarbarian story "Beyond the Black River," "Literature/BeyondTheBlackRiver," Balthus sends off the settlers and realizes the Picts will catch them. He invokes this trope [[spoiler:and dies]].
9th Nov '16 5:30:29 PM nombretomado
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* The BackStory of JohnCWright's ''[[Literature/TheGoldenOecumene The Golden Age]]'': Helion sacrificed himself on the Solar Array to contain a solar storm. [[spoiler: As he thought. It was actually an attack.]]

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* The BackStory of JohnCWright's Creator/JohnCWright's ''[[Literature/TheGoldenOecumene The Golden Age]]'': Helion sacrificed himself on the Solar Array to contain a solar storm. [[spoiler: As he thought. It was actually an attack.]]
5th Nov '16 9:38:59 AM dlchen145
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** A massive invading army of eight-foot-tall berserker ''wolf-men'', which simply adds a whole 'nother level of [[BadAss badassery]] to the act.

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** A massive invading army of eight-foot-tall berserker ''wolf-men'', which simply adds a whole 'nother level of [[BadAss badassery]] badassery to the act.
23rd Sep '16 9:05:26 PM StarSword
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* ''[[Literature/AMagesPower A Mage's Power]]'': Basilard pulls this in the Yacian Caverns in order to enable his students and client to escape a pack of Xethras. [[spoiler: He survives, barely, because Aio pulled him to Nolien, TheMedic. Then Tasio reveals that neither one of them were in true danger beacuse it was AllAccordingToPlan.]]

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* ''[[Literature/AMagesPower A Mage's Power]]'': ''Literature/AMagesPower'': Basilard pulls this in the Yacian Caverns in order to enable his students and client to escape a pack of Xethras. [[spoiler: He survives, barely, because Aio pulled him to Nolien, TheMedic. Then Tasio reveals that neither one of them were in true danger beacuse it was AllAccordingToPlan.]]


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* ''Literature/AlexisCarew: The Little Ships'': Faced with a Hanoverian frigate blowing up the eponymous unarmed evacuation ships, Alexis plants her horribly outmatched barque ''Belial'' in its path and provokes it by signaling that the captain is a coward and an ''arschficker''[[note]][[ForeignCussWord "ass-fucker" in German]][[/note]]. In the ensuing broadside duel her ship is damaged beyond repair and most of the crew and passengers are killed, but the other ships get away, and purely by chance she manages to kill the enemy captain and first lieutenant, and the frigate ends up surrendering to ''her'' instead!
28th Aug '16 8:30:50 AM SwampAdder
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* Creator/JRRTolkien's ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'': This trope is named for Gandalf's big scene against the Balrog (no, not [[StreetFighter THAT]] Balrog, or [[VideoGame/CaveStory THAT]] Balrog) of Moria. Technically, in the novel [[BeamMeUpScotty Gandalf's line was "You cannot pass"]]. But in the movie it's that way, and PunctuatedForEmphasis ("You! Shall not! PASSSSSSS!").

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* Creator/JRRTolkien's ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'': This trope is named for Gandalf's big scene against the Balrog (no, not [[StreetFighter THAT]] Balrog, or [[VideoGame/CaveStory THAT]] Balrog) of Moria. Technically, in the novel [[BeamMeUpScotty Gandalf's line was "You cannot pass"]]. But in the movie it's that way, and PunctuatedForEmphasis ("You! Shall not! PASSSSSSS!").
28th Aug '16 8:27:58 AM SwampAdder
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*** Amusingly, in the first draft of Gandalf's confrontation with the Witch-king, he actually says "You cannot pass" (the same thing he said to the Balrog); but Tolkien changed it to "You cannot enter here", presumably to avoid being too obviously repetitive.
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