-> "Sometimes, the only choices you have are bad ones, but you still have to choose."
-->-- '''The Doctor''', ''Series/DoctorWho'', "Mummy on the Orient Express"

->"I know [[{{Superman}} you]] are [[SuperSpeed quick]], but you canít get to [[MuggleFosterParents both of them]] at the same time."
-->- '''[[TheDon Morgan Edge]]''', ''{{Series/Smallville}}'', "Phoenix"

->"Swear allegiance to me and I'll allow the ones you love the most to live. KneelBeforeZod."
-->--'''Zod''' (possessing Lex), ''{{Series/Smallville}}'', "[[AntagonistTitle Zod]]"

->"I give you my word, Ms. Lang. If you don't honor the [[TitleDrop promise]] that you made to [[ComicBook/LexLuthor my son]], or I find out you told anyone about this conversation, I will kill [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Clark Kent]]."
-->- '''[[MagnificentBastard Lionel Luthor]]''', ''{{Series/Smallville}}'', "Promise"

->"It's time for [[Franchise/{{Superman}} you]] to face your defining moment. You can walk away, sacrificing innocent lives to stay together, or defuse the bomb...and sacrifice [[SatelliteLoveInterest your love]] forever."
-->- '''ComicBook/LexLuthor''', ''{{Series/Smallville}}'', "Requiem"

->(''Zatanna's spell is about to resurrect her father at the cost of Chloe's life'')
->'''Zatanna''': No! It is supposed to be me.
->'''Clark Kent''': We don't get to choose. But we do get to choose how we live the life that we've been given.
->'''Zatanna''': I'm sorry. ([[spoiler:She is saying sorry to her father, not Chloe.]])
-->- ''{{Series/Smallville}}'', "Hex"

->'''Armada Waller''': Maybe this will help your indecisiveness. (''screen shows [[PlatonicLifePartners Chloe Sullivan]] BoundAndGagged and held at gunpoint'')
->'''Clark Kent''': Let her go.
->'''Armada Waller''': I'm not being unreasonable. If you step forward, out of the shadows, I will let Watchtower go.
->'''Clark Kent''': (''steps forward'') [[YouSaidYouWouldLetThemGo Release her now.]]
->'''Armada Waller''': You sure are nice to look at. [[ILied But I like to have my cake and eat it too.]] I want your loyalty to [[GovernmentConspiracy Checkmate]]. [[BullyingADragon Anything happens to me, and bye-bye blondie.]] I know you're [[SuperSpeed fast]], but [[TemptingFate you can't stop a bullet when you don't know where she is]].
->'''Clark Kent''': [[BerserkButton That would be murder.]]
->'''Armada Waller''': It's not murder, [[NothingPersonal it's strategy.]] [...] The Blur...[[BreakThemByTalking he lets his most valuable ally fend for herself.]] [...] All you have to do to save her is to give me one simple address. (''Clark [[TakeAThirdOption uses superhearing to find Chloe]] and [[CurbStompBattle curb stomps]] the [[{{Mooks}} government agents]]'')
-->- ''{{Series/Smallville}}'', "Checkmate"

->'''[[ComicBook/MartianManhunter John Jones]]''': You don't have to join [[GovernmentConspiracy her]].
->'''[[Franchise/{{Superman}} Clark]]''': No. But, like, she said, eventually I'll have to choose sides.
-->- ''{{Series/Smallville}}'', "Checkmate"

->"There's an explosion rocking the roof of the Daily Planet. [[{{Superman}} You]] can stop the beacon from plummeting into the rush hour traffic, or you can save the woman you love. [...] Even you aren't fast enough to save both. Today, the world will finally lose faith in its heretic hero! And it will destroy you."
-->- '''[[CloningBlues LX-13]]''', ''{{Series/Smallville}}'', "Lazarus"

->'''[[KnightTemplar Justice Lord Superman]]''': Everything [[ComicBook/LexLuthor he]] does from now on is your fault!
->'''Franchise/{{Superman}}''': It's a high price, but it's better than the alternative.
-->- ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', "A Better World"

->"''Listen, we don't have a lot of time. They told me that only one of us was going to make it, and that they were going to [[KickTheDog let our friends choose]].''"
-->-- '''Rachel Dawes''' (to Harvey Dent), ''Film/TheDarkKnight''

->"''Don't worry, I'm going to tell you where they are, both of them. And thats the point. You'll have to choose.''"
-->-- SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, ''Film/TheDarkKnight''

->"''Which of my friends do I condemn to death?''"
-->- Captain Kirk from the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' series, during "The Immunity Syndrome" ([=S02E18=]) in particular.

-> Here is your final test. Take this gun... And '''shoot''' one of these two people! Your beloved girfriend '''Sheila''' or your beloved dog, '''Salty'''
-->- Some evil person, [[http://nedroidcomics.livejournal.com/53474.html this]] Webcomic/{{Nedroid}} strip.

-> "''So...? Which of you instigated it? Hatsuharu? You? Which of you will incur my displeasure? You see, when I get mad, I can't really see what's around me. Hatori's left eye - that was unfortunate.''"
--> Akito, from FruitsBasket

-> '''Optimus:''' "''Give up the [[TheLifestream Allspark]], or give up the [[InnocentBystander Earth]]. How am I supposed to decide?''"\\
'''Ratchet:''' ''"[[InvokedTrope Heroes are the ones who make the hard choices.]]"''
--> From WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated

-> "''A weighty choice is yours to make: / The right selection or a big mistake. / If the wrong choice you choose to pursue, / [[DoomedHometown the foundations of home will crumble without you]].''"
--> Discord from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''

->'''Sgt. Will Strausser:''' "Mrs Matheson, I'm sorry, but you need to choose which one of your children I'm going to kill."
-->--''Series/{{Revolution}}'', "[[Recap/RevolutionS1E10NobodysFaultButMine Nobody's Fault But Mine]]"

-> "Look, three options. One, I let the star whale continue in unendurable agony for hundreds more years. Two, I kill everyone on this ship. Three, I murder a beautiful and innocent creature as painlessly as I can. And then I find a new name, [[MoralEventHorizon 'cos I won't be the Doctor any more]]."
-->-- '''The Doctor''', ''Series/DoctorWho'', "The Beast Below"

->(Quackerjack, Louie and Dewey are near the gondola system.)\\
'''Quackerjack''': Behold! My master plan! On one gondola, dozens of innocent citizens. On the other, convicted criminals. And both gondolas are filled with high explosives. Hehehehe!\\
'''Dewey''': So?\\
'''Quackerjack''': So, I gave the people on each gondola a detonator for the other. Now, each side is faced with a moral dilemma. Kill or be killed, and they have 15 minutes to decide before I do! Hahaha!\\
(A gondola blows up.)\\
'''Quackerjack''': What the...?! What just happened?!\\
'''Louie''': Looks like the criminals blew up the civilians.\\
'''Quackerjack''': But they weren't supposed to do that! I wanted to push the button!\\
'''Dewey''': Then you shouldn't have given them detonators.\\
'''Louie''': Especially to the criminals.
-->--''WebAnimation/{{Ducktalez}} 6: The Duck Knight''

->'''SS officer''': You may keep one of your children.
->'''Sophie''': I beg your pardon?
->'''SS officer''': You may keep one of your children. [[DeadlyEuphemism The other must go away.]]
->'''Sophie''': You mean, I have to choose?
->'''SS officer''': You are a Polack, not a Yid. That gives you a privilege, a choice.
->'''Sophie:''' I can't choose. I can't ''choose!''

->''"Captain Blazkowicz, help me make a choice. In your opinion, which one of these two varieties would best support my research? I have inadequate room for samples. Should you decline my appeal, I shall have to put the scalpel to both of them, and we'd be here all day. I'll make matters simple. All you need to do is look to the one you would have me dissect."''
-->-- '''Wilhelm "Deathshead" Strasse''', ''VideoGame/WolfensteinTheNewOrder''

->'''Misato:''' I don't want to heal them. I know I can't do that. I just want to protect them. Just talking about it isn't going to make that happen. I had a plan, but now that plan means abandoning other people who depend on me. No matter what I do, someone is going to get hurt.\\
'''Rei:''' That is always going to happen. The only thing you can do is choose. We all have.
-->-- ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide''

->''"In 3 minutes, this building will be demolished. I can get out easily. Now you have a choice: Die trying to save her or save yourself and live with the pain."''
-->-- '''Franz Oberhauser/[[spoiler: Ernst Stavro Blofeld]]''', ''Film/{{Spectre}}''