* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'':
** Two members of the RedshirtArmy offer to hold back a squad of oncoming hobgoblins in order to give their leader and the heroes enough time to escape. Elan, being GenreSavvy to a fault, knows that they're doubly doomed, and even tells them so in an attempt to dissuade them. They manage to save themselves by [[RedHerringShirt giving themselves just enough characterization]] during the battle, and finally even to downgrade a fatal wound to a minor one by telling each other [[NominalImportance their names]], Kazumi Kato and Daigo. Daigo wisely decides to withhold his last name for a future emergency. As they've both managed to get married, reached sixth level (a "booster level" in any class), and step up to the ranks of [[BlueBlood nobility]] afterwards, it's proving to be a prudent move. He even started to reveal his last name: I am Daigo D-(door slams in face)
** During the Battle of Azure City, Lien single-handedly defends [[SupportingLeader Hinjo]]'s personal ship from the hobgoblin hordes, both saving it for his escape, and protecting the WarRefugees onboard. In a subversion of this trope, she survives, protecting the ship long enough for Hinjo and the Order to get to it and for them all to escape.
** While LaResistance is falling before Redcloak's onslaught, Thanh orders Niu to BringNewsBack while he does this. [[MoreHeroThanThou She resists.]] [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0827.html First he invokes her superior ability to sneak, then he resorts to]] ThatsAnOrder. That works, and he does cover her escape.
* Torg tries to do this during the "That Which Redeems" arc of ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance''. He even [[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/041102 quotes Gandalf]]. But then he decides to just [[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/041122 push the bad guy down the hill]] and outrun him with the rest of his group.
* [[http://www.bmoviecomic.com/kptyfekgjoopch.html?cid=244 Played with]] in ''Webcomic/TheBMovieComic'':
-->'''Balrog:''' Thou shall not pass!\\
'''Professor:''' Strange. I've never seen this being before... ...yet I have the odd feeling that line should have been mine, somehow...
* ''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge'':
** [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/000622c Protoman]] while sending Roll to BringNewsBack.
** Also [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/001231c Here]]. Not, alas, using the line since it came out before the movie.
** [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/001231c Later, Megaman does it to protect the portal from Bob.]]
* In ''Webcomic/{{Digger}}'' we find [[http://www.diggercomic.com/?p=793 Murai,]] at the temple, alone against an army. [[spoiler:[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome With a broken arm]]]].
-->'''Murai:''' Indeed. I have been telling you, have I not, that I believe [[spoiler:Jhalm is [[BatmanGambit an honorable man]]]]?
* In the Festival of Veils arc of ''Webcomic/DubiousCompany'', [[ClingyJealousGirl Mary]] and [[DefrostingIceQueen Sue]] do this after the [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity Queen]] threatens to arrest and torture [[TheHeart Elly]] for the King's disappearance. [[spoiler:Actually the three of them are [[PrinceAndPauper mistaking]] the King for Elly and vice versa]]. Perhaps the first time Mary has ever [[KubrickStare looked]] more badass than her sister.
* [[FailureKnight Chief]] of ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'' stayed behind to face [[KnightTemplar Kore]] while his subordinates fled to the safety of a dungeon. Unfortunately, they failed to anticipate Kore's decision to [[ColdBloodedTorture lure the other goblins back with Chief's screaming]].
* ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'' features this when, during the Hide-And-Seek test, Team A, the supposedly stronger Team, resorts to their secondary plan. Everybody tries to stall Quant, who has to catch Anak to fail the team. They fail miserably, all while Quant gives them instruction on how to improve themselves.
--->''"How much time has passed?"''
--->''" One minute."''
* Hilariously parodied in ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'', where Blunt [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2300/fc02253.htm tried this]] on Florence, but as a damaged robot, he wasn't nearly agile enough to stop her from running past him.
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