Do We Have This One?
? Needs a Better Name
. Needs a Better Description
So, you've managed to rescue the Damsel in Distress
, and even managed to find a way to make the Big Bad
's Evil Lair
go up in smoke in a matter of minutes. All that's left is to escape.
Drat! The Big Bad
(or his Dragon
) have caught up to you just as you're about to escape safely. They have their Weapon of Choice
pointed straight at you, and one false move will get you all killed. And to make matters worse, the only exit is about to close off permernently. What to do?
Simple! Push your friend and Love Interest
out of the exit quick enough before the danger can react, (and before the exit is sealed off), and deal with the danger yourself.
This can often lead to a Heroic Sacrifice
if the person in question dies after doing this.
Compare More Expendable Than You
-->Dr. David Grant:
(as structure is starting to fail) We're not gonna make it!
-->Lieutenant Colonel Austin Travis:
*You* are! (pushes him to safety and falls).
- Sonic does this in Sonic Colors, pushing Tails onto the Space Elevator back home right before facing off against Dr. Eggman and the Nega Wisp.
- Gregoio from Skies of Arcadia does this, saving Vyse and the others from Galcian. He doesn't survive.
- Twice in the Mass Effect series. In Mass Effect 1, Shepard will pull and throw Kaidan or Ashley out of the Prothean beacon's field and be caught up in it instead. In Mass Effect 2, Shepard will force Joker into an escape capsule in order to save him from the destruction of the first Normandy.
- Twilight Princess has an instance of this where, King Bulbin and his minions stampede into Kakariko Village. Colin scrambles to safety with the others until he turns and sees Beth, frozen in fear, in the middle of the road. After a moment's hesitation, he steels himself and heads back, shoving her out of harm's way, while staring the monster down.