"I’m a little unclear on why Raph decides to take (April) back to the lair, but I guess the surface of Manhattan is just too dangerous and full of Ninja Crime to be a good place to store an unconscious woman. Either way, it gives us the pretty great exchange where Leo asks 'Are you crazy?!' and Raph shoots back a super-sarcastic 'Yeah, Leo, I’m crazy, okay?!' He does not have time for these stupid questions."
Mei Ling: Sure, he may not look like your ideal 'knight in shining armor'. A little on the short side, I'd say... But still, don't you think it's romantic? I mean, to have a guy who's always there for you?
Snake: If he was smart, he'd tell her to stop getting kidnapped.
Mei Ling: ...You don't get a lot of dates, do you, Snake?
"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."
"Pulse and Cocoon can rot for all I care. If I don't figure out our Focus soon, Vanille's gonna be a Cie'th. I'll tear down the sky if it'll save her."
— 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
"I believe that when you went after your daughter, you said something about letting the world burn. That you and your daughter would roast marshmallows." (Harry nods) "It is one thing for you to say, 'let the world burn'. It is another to say, 'let Molly burn'. The difference is all in the name."
— Archangel Uriel, to Harry, Ghost Story
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
"Then I will save you. Even if it means fighting the entire world!!"
— Touma Kamijou to Othinus, A Certain Magical Index
Clench your right fist to protect the life and smile of a single girl.
— Final narration of A Certain Magical Index New Testament Volume 9
"If you're willing to kill one person for the sake of the greater good then I'm willing to accept all the evil that comes with stopping you."
— Alternate!Shirou Emiya, Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA☆ILLYA
"You killed last every human being because you wouldn't have the guts to save her [Asuka]. Then, you gave a big fuck you to Instrumentality to bring her back"
— A character summarizes Shinji's actions in the End of Evangelion , Scar Tissue, chapter 13.
"You disappoint me… Letting your emotional ties to a pretty girl blind you to the crying needs of the entire civilized world… You would turn your back on every innocent soul on the planet because you can’t see past your infatuation."