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  • There are a few instances of this in Survival of the Fittest. A notable example is that of Seth Mattlock rescuing Bryan Calvert and Tory Johnson from a player - pulling it off in the true spirit of the trope: just in the nick of time. Amusingly, this is because he waited before pulling off the save, although he was, admittedly, trying to get the best possible shot on the bad guy. It also turns into an unintentional Heroic Sacrifice.
    • Also in v4, counter-terrorist group STAR show up, take Danya's HQ hostage, and rescue a large number of the students from the island.
  • Andrew Hazel, who saves Alec from Boris's firing squad in Sapphire Episode III.
  • Dragon Ball Z Abridged lampshades this upon Goku's entrance into the fight versus Nappa and Vegeta. "Hey guys, what'd I miss? Oh. Are they all..."
  • When the main characters are cornered in There Will Be Brawl, Captain Falcon comes out of the alley, gives a speech about only he gets to bruise Pit's face, and Falcon Punches Saki and Issac to dust.
  • Nyx Sparkle is this in Bronyism, who become the first person to successfully retrieve the eponymous page from the bad guys.
  • Almost every time a new character is introduced in Dead Fantasy, said character is intervening to aid someone else in a fight. In fact, very few fights have had a clear winner, since every time someone's on the verge of defeat, someone else has come to save them. So far, Rikku, Hitomi, Tifa, Rinoa, Cloud, and Ryu Hayabusa have pulled Big Damn Heroes moments.
  • In Darwin's Soldiers, when terrorists are attacking the control room, Shelton is saved by Cobalt Squad busting through a window.
  • The end of Paw's Top Nine Modern Video Game Themes. That Chick with the Goggles, Angry Joe, and The Spoony One all come in to save the day against Dark Paw . And it is AWESOME.
    • This trope pretty much makes up the beginning of the Anniversary battle, first by The Nostalgia Chick and then everyone coming in after her.
    • Suburban Knights also uses this trope, first with Team 2 saving the Critic from Jaffers and then Ma-Ti saving everyone when Malachite is about to kill them.
  • In Yukari is Free, the RED Pyro gets quite an impressive one when he saves Fuuka from the BLU Spy.
  • Since they were all about superheroic action, most campaigns in the Global Guardians PBEM Universe featured this sort of scene all the freaking time.
  • In the second episode of The Fantastic Favio Bros, LeTony tries to convince Tony to take ecstasy as part of his goal of Everybody Must Get Stoned. Right as Tony is about to take it, Favio arrives to punch it out of his hand and provide a motivational speech.
  • Subverted in Atop the Fourth Wall at the end of the Mechakara arc. 90's Kid, Ninja-Style Dancer, and Harvey Finevoice show up to save Linkara from Mechakara...but then run away when they realize that their attacks aren't doing anything to him.
  • Happens occasionally in Marvels RPG, which comes with the Superhero setting. A recent example is Black Knight appearing from out of nowhere and cutting off the Hulk's arm to save Aura.
  • Ivan comes to Arthur's rescue in The Quest For Geekdom's season 1 finale.
  • Chief of Police James Colby does this near the end of Sacreya's Legacy.
  • Whateley Univerese: all over the place in "Ayla and the Birthday Brawl". When Chaka and Dyna-man have been pounded into the pavement by The Lamplighter, Riptide comes to the rescue. When she finally loses, a team of Knights of Purity save Chaka. When Skyhawk ruins the Felonious Four's hostage crisis, Bladedancer and Generator and Shroud leap in to the rescue. When the Felonious Four are about to blow Generator's brains out, she's saved by a hostage kid attending the birthday party. When the supervillains have freed the criminals from the superjail, the four powerhouses of Team Kimba fly in to save the day. When the mercenaries are ready to blow up the restaurant with Phase's friends, a team of power armor guys hired previously by Phase steps in at the right moment.
  • In entry #52 of Marble Hornets, Masky stops Alex from shooting Jay. He just suddenly appears behind Alex, then tackles him. Then, once Jay's gone, you hear a gunshot. Tim seems to be fine, though...
  • At the end of The Adventures of The League of S.T.E.A.M.'s season 2 finale, "Dead End", the rest of the League come to the rescue when Crackitus, the Baron, Katherine and Thaddeus get outnumbered by zombies.
  • Bailey and Mari perform a textbook one in Statless And Tactless.
  • In To Boldly Flee, during the climactic battle, the U.S.S. Exit Strategy is in a pitched firefight with the Co-Dragons of the film, who have a more powerful ship. Just as the Exit Strategy is about to be destroyed, cue Linkara arriving in Comicron-1. He proceeds to put Comicron-1 in front of the heavily damaged ship and draws the enemy fire long enough for the Exit Strategy to finish building a torpedo that can damage the enemy ship.
  • In Log Entry #26 of Dark Harvest, Alex and Chris have been captured by the Slendy worshipping cult and are going to be executed via Off with His Head!. As the cultists raise their axes, Jeff runs in (they had phoned him and secretly let him know what was going on earlier in the video) and holds the cult at Chekov's Gunpoint until the two are released unharmed.
  • We're Alive like to do this on occasion:
  • DSBT InsaniT:
    • Lisa of all people has a moment near the end of 'Beach Brawl' when she and Sand Snake shatter Cell in one swift move.
    • Waterfall Girl has a great moment in 'The Camping Webisode' when she saves the gang from certain death by Killer Monster.
  • In Worm, Skitter does this for a group of her people in Interlude 14 when she arrives just in time to stop a trio of traitorous minions from hurting them.
  • From Arenas:
    • Sarge appears to save Doom in "Worthy".
    • In the Season Finale, Doom uses Ranger's rune in order to access the operations area of the Vadrigar. Then, he summons each one of the warriors. When they can't defeat the Vadrigar, Doom goes again to said room and summons Gorre, who takes care of the Vadrigar. Cue the Sequel Hook.
  • In Vaguely Recalling JoJo, Caesar returns as a ghost and helps Joseph Joestar defeat Empress.
  • In The Livestream Incident from TribeTwelve, The Observer has come to abduct/kill Noah. At the fateful moment, Firebrand steps in and prevents this, in the process revealing that Firebrand is a future incarnation of Noah and that he is now free from the Collective's control.
  • It's not uncommon in Achievement Hunter's Let's Play videos, especially when it involves Team Lads and Team Gents (or the many variations of them) to invoke these, especially if someone gets separated earlier and they come to the rescue. Nine times out of ten, it's usually Gavin.
  • When the head zombie cornered Scrooge, Louie and Dewey in episode 2 of Ducktalez, Huey showed up and killed the head zombie in one shot with a revolver.
  • In We Are All Pokémon Trainers, examples include:
  • Jane and her horde of Legendaries in the third arc.
  • Wolf and his Swoobat in the eleventh.
  • Tagg and a bunch of the other trainers teleporting down to Kanto to help Tracer and his Pokemon fight off a massive murder of Murkrow and their Honchkrow bosses.
  • Unite the Braviary and Reshiram when they go first help with the evacuation of Goldenrod City, then stop an army at Rt. 32.
  • DS, the Lake Trio and Palkia during the final battle of the AU arc.
  • When Dylan in Dreamscape is about to be killed by the Possessor Ghost and Ethan, Melissa shows up and saves him.
  • In Season One of Where The Bears Are, the bears rescue Nelson when the real killer is about to kill him too. In Season Two, Nelson and Reggie get into trouble trying to investigate a person of interest. Todd swoops to their rescue, beating up two much bigger men. Happens again when Todd's ex Ivan breaks into the house, and attacks Nelson, who ends up saving Todd when Ivan gets the upper hand on him.

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