"The irony is that with the New Republic ready to tear itself apart, you rushed off to save me. Ignoring your self-delegated responsibilities in order to save that one woman and her one life."
"I'd tear down the sky if that's what it took to keep Vanille safe."
— Oerba Yun Fang, Final Fantasy XIII
"Hey Riker, "if there is a cosmic plan, is it not the height of hubris to think that you should interfere"? Funny that you'll calmly argue about letting a whole world die, but you'll unleash all hell when it comes to your cock."
Agatha: Hey, Gil! All of Paris is about to go up in flames, and Zola has her head caught in a bucket! Up and at 'em, hero boy!
Gil: Hm? A bucket? Again? Okay, I'm comin'.
Agatha: [looking at a miffed Zola] Yeeeess. I suspected as much.
Bianca: You are mad. You would flirt with chaos, destruction- with war. For the sake of this one wounded soul?
Harry: For the sake of one soul. For one loved one. For one life. The way I see it, there's nothing else worth fighting a war for.
"If the world burns, so be it. Me and the kid will roast some marshmallows."
— Harry Dresden, The Dresden Files
Ghost Rider: So who do I sacrifice-- Rocky...? ...Or the whole city of Las Vegas?
Bystander 1: (looking at GR) Willya look at that! What'll these disgusting hoodlums come up with next?
Bystander 2: A menace to the public streets, if you ask me. The whole lot of 'em oughtta be lined up against the wall and shot!
Ghost Rider: Wasn't such a difficult choice after all. Hang Vegas! Rocky babe, here I come!
— Ghost Rider #5
"I would drown us in blood to keep you safe."
— Anders to Hawke, Dragon Age II
"You will sacrifice thousands... of people just to save that witch [Casca]."
Jack: About the girl...how far are you willing to go to save her?
Will: I would die for her!
Jack: Oh, good! No worries then.
"Wait a minute. You [Yor] just drowned every man, woman and child in the cave, and I'm not just talking about the innocent purple people. I'm talking about the women and children from the village who were just abducted and locked away in cells - and he just murdered everyone! He just committed double genocide! That's two whole civilizations he drowned! So what? He doesn't care about anyone else but his girlfriend? What an asshole!"
Giles: (quietly) If the ritual starts, then every living creature in this and every other dimension imaginable will suffer unbearable torment and death ... including Dawn.
Buffy: Then the last thing she'll see is me protecting her.
Giles: You'll fail. You'll die. We all will.
— Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "The Gift"
Yui: "Is it okay now?"
Shinji: "Yeah. She's fine. That's all that matters to me."
— The Second Try, Shinji to his mother after nearly killing the whole humankind because he thought Asuka was dead