->'''Jigan:''' So, who do we help?\\
'''Lupin:''' The girl!\\
'''Jigan:''' Typical.
-->-- ''Anime/TheCastleOfCagliostro''

->''"I'm a little unclear on why Raph decides to take ''(April)'' back to the lair, but I guess the surface of Manhattan is [[BigRottenApple 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?!' [[BellisariosMaxim He does not have time for these stupid questions.]]"''
-->-- '''Chris Sims''' and '''Matt Wilson''' [[http://comicsalliance.com/comicsalliance-reviews-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-1990-part-one/ on]] ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1990''

->'''Mei Ling''': Sure, [[[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]]] 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 [[JustEatGilligan tell her to stop getting kidnapped.]]\\
'''Mei Ling''': ...You don't get a lot of dates, do you, Snake?
-->-- '''''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'''''

->''"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."''
-->-- '''Mara Jade''', ''Franchise/StarWars: [[Literature/HandOfThrawn Vision of the Future]]''

->''"Pulse and Cocoon can rot for all I care. If I don't figure out our Focus soon, [[HoYay Vanille]]'s gonna be a Cie'th. I'll tear down the sky if it'll save her."''
-->-- '''Oerba Yun Fang''', ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII''

->''"Hey Riker, [[IronicEcho if there is a cosmic plan, is it not the height of hubris to think that you should interfere]]? Funny that [[AMillionIsAStatistic you'll calmly argue about letting a whole world die]], but you'll unleash all hell when it comes to your cock."''
-->-- '''WebSite/SFDebris'''

->'''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.
-->-- ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20090717 here]]

->'''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.
-->-- ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''

->''"If the world burns, so be it. Me and the kid will roast some marshmallows."''
-->-- '''Harry Dresden''', ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''

->''"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, [[spoiler: 'let [[TrueCompanions Molly]] burn']]. The difference is all in the name."''
-->-- '''Archangel Uriel''', to Harry, ''Ghost Story''

->'''Ghost Rider:''' [[SadisticChoice So who do I sacrifice--]] [[DamselInDistress 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:''' [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer Wasn't such a difficult choice after all.]] Hang Vegas! Rocky babe, here I come!
-->-- ''{{Comicbook/Ghost Rider}}'' #5

->''"I would drown us in blood to keep you safe."''
-->-- '''Anders''' to '''Hawke''', ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII''

->''"You will sacrifice thousands... of people just to save that witch [Casca]."''
-->-- [[SinisterMinister High Inquisitor Mozgus]] to Guts, ''Manga/{{Berserk}}''

->'''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.
-->-- ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl''

->''"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!"''
-->-- [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]] review on ''Film/YorTheHunterFromTheFuture''

->'''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.
-->-- ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', "The Gift"

->'''[[spoiler:Yui]]''': Is it okay now?\\
'''Shinji''': Yeah. She's fine. That's all that matters to me.
-->-- ''Fanfic/TheSecondTry'', Shinji to [[spoiler:his mother]] after nearly [[spoiler:killing the whole humankind [[PeggySue again]]]] because he thought [[spoiler:Asuka was dead]]

->''"Then I will save you. Even if it means fighting the entire world!!"''
-->-- '''Touma Kamijou''' to Othinus, ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex''

->Now, fight.
->Clench your right fist to protect the life and smile of a single girl.
-->-- Final narration of ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex New Testament Volume 9''

->''"If you're willing to [[TheNeedsOfTheMany kill one person for the sake of the greater good]] then I'm willing to accept all the evil that comes with stopping you."''
-->-- '''[[spoiler:Alternate!Shirou Emiya]]''', ''Manga/FateKaleidLinerPrismaIllya''

->''"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'' ''', ''Fanfic/ScarTissue'', ''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."''
-->-- '''Gendo''', ''Manga/{{Evangelion 303}}'', ''[[http://eva303.smackjeeves.com/comics/1703859/034/ chapter 10]]''

->''"I don't care what happens to me! I don't even care what happens to the world! I am bringing Rei back - even if it's the last thing I ever do!"''
-->-- '''Shinji''', ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion''

->'''Papa Midnite:''' Just tell me it's not about the girl.\\
'''Constantine:''' Definitely, absolutely... ''mostly'' not about the girl.
-->-- ''Film/{{Constantine}}''

->''"And as for how serious he is, [[FieryRedhead Asuka]], I’d like you to keep in mind something my wife told him yesterday that [[HeroesWantRedheads Shinji]] didn’t like to hear very much; that he’s a lot like his father in a key way. They both have made the decision that the entire rest of the world isn’t as important to them as one particular woman and that life isn’t worth living without her."''
-->-- '''[[OriginalCharacter Daniel]]''', ''Fanfic/ACrownOfStars''

->'''Gendo''': I should have known. Once you were trapped, I had to set you free.\\
'''Yui''': And you thought the Third Impact would free me. That doesn't explain why you had to devastate your son's life. Seele would have given you the Impact.\\
'''Gendo''': I couldn't let the old men control it. I had to make sure everything happened correctly.
-->--''Fanfic/TheOneILoveIs'', ''"Let the World Burn / One Dream at a Time" side-story''

-> ''"Save the world" my ass. How could I possibly save the world if I couldn't even save the one woman I love, [[ObliviousToLove you idiot]]?''
-->--'''Nagi Springfield''' to [[spoiler: Princess Arika]], ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' Chapter 269

->'''Dave:''' This is different! This calls for morality and nobility and sacrifice!\\
'''Artie:''' Because it involves an attractive woman instead of millions of innocents?\\
'''Dave:''' YES!
-->-- ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}''

->[[HulkSpeak For all her perfections, we hate her, so me decide take her to Earth and live with public identities]]. Let godship eat Bizarro World.
-->-- '''SelfDemonstrating/{{Bizarro}}''' to '''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}''', ''ComicBook/{{Bizarrogirl}}''