->'''Vyse''': "There's no point in resisting. Throw down your weapons and hand over your ship!"\\
'''Valuan Soldier''': "Imbeciles! What do you think the two of you can do against the five of us? Take them down!"\\
''*A gunshot rings out and a bullet hits the soldier in the head. The camera cuts to a man holding a smoking pistol*''\\
'''Dyne''': "I think you miscounted. I only see four of you."
-->-- ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia''

->'''[[TheLeader Mal]]:''' [[IncomingHam Well,]] [[LampshadeHanging look at this]]! Appears [[TravelingAtTheSpeedOfPlot we got here]] [[JustInTime just in the nick of time]]. What does that make us?\\
'''[[TheLancer Zoe]]:''' [[TropeNamers Big damn heroes]], sir!\\
'''Mal:''' Ain't we just.
-->-- ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYeqDD96gLg Safe]]"

->''"You're all clear, kid! Now let's blow this thing and go home!"''
-->-- '''Han Solo''', ''Film/ANewHope''

->''"What do you think I'm gonna do? I'm gonna save the fuckin' day."''
-->-- '''Cameron Poe''', ''Film/ConAir''

->''"The hero is supposed to get there late!"''
-->-- '''Kurz Weber''', ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic! The Second Raid''

-->-- '''[[Film/TheTerminator Kyle Reese]], [[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay T-800,]] [[Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles Cameron]],''' ''Franchise/{{Terminator}} series''

-->--'''Piccolo''', ''WebVideo/DragonballZAbridged: [[ColonCancer Cooler 2: The Return of Cooler's Revenge: The Reckoning]]''

->''It is sudden. The battlefield is filled with explosions and falling drop pods, the beleagured defenders of mankind cheer as they watch the stark armored figures emerge in their wrath. The forces of darkness despair as they know their doom is nigh, the Angels of Death come for them on wings of fire.''
-->-- ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''

->''"Did you have a pleasant rest, waiting for the most dramatic moment to strike?"''
-->-- '''Avitus''', ''[[VideoGame/DawnOfWar Dawn of War II]]''

->''"GYAHAHA!! GYAHAHA!! GYAHA!! GYAHA!! GYAHAHAHA!! Are you some kind of prince who swoops in to save the girl when she's in a pinch!?"''
-->-- '''Giriko''', ''Manga/SoulEater''

->'''Fray:''' You don't have the scopes probably, over in Scaryhellsburg or wherever, but me and Harth used to watch the Western ones all the time. They had a tradition. They called it the "last stand."\\
'''Erin:''' Yeah, I watched those, too. They had another tradition I liked.\\
(Panel shows Erin and at least a dozen police vehicles)\\
'''Erin:''' They called it the cavalry.
-->-- ''{{ComicBook/Fray}}''

->''"Get it out of the way so we can concentrate on being big goddamn heroes."''
-->-- '''Zaeed Massani''', ''VideoGame/MassEffect2''

->'''Tali'Zorah''': Shepard? I'm not complaining, but you show up at the strangest times. What are you doing in the middle of geth space?\\
'''Shepard:''' I was in the neighborhood, thought you might need a hand.
-->-- ''VideoGame/MassEffect2''

->''"Hold it right there, [[{{Orochi}} vile serpent]]!!"''
-->-- '''Susano''', ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}''

->''Oh Dora dear, sweet Dora dear,''\\
''Keep courage up and chin held high!''\\
''The stalwart sons of old P. U.''\\
''Are here at hand to do or die!''[[note]]P.U., P.U., we're all for you! Yaaaay Boo![[/note]]
-->-- '''Tom, Dick, and Larry to Dora Standpipe''', ''WesternAnimation/TheDoverBoys''

->''"Heroes always arrive late."''
-->-- '''Masahiro Sakurai''', talking about the song [[VideoGame/AnimalCrossing "Go K.K. Rider!"]] on the [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Smash Bros.]] [[http://www.smashbros.com/en_us/music/music07.html DOJO!!]]

->"''All of a sudden, some guys rushed into the room."''
-->-- ''{{VideoGame/Earthbound}}'' [[CallBack and]] ''{{VideoGame/Mother 3}}''

->''Sorry to keep you waiting.''
-->-- '''Piccolo''', ''Anime/DragonBallZ''

->(Empress has Joseph on the ropes, but an unknown man shows up.)\\
'''???''': Looking lame, [=JoJo=]. You're getting old.\\
'''Joseph''': N..No..way! Yo...you're...\\
'''???''': Looks like you're doing well!\\
'''Joseph''': [[spoiler:Caesar]]! Double Shock! To meet you as if you were a ghost on the mortal plane. Wait, just a single shock.

->''"No, sir! All thirteen!"''
-->-- A Time Lord announcing [[spoiler:all the incarnations of the Doctor arriving to save Gallifrey]], ''Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor''

-->-- '''Andy''', ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'', [[Recap/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeriesS4E6PartThree "Part Three"]][[note]]He is.[[/note]]

->''Woah, woah, I didn't know Creator/DanAykroyd was in this picture!''
-->--'''Swackhammer''', ''Film/SpaceJam'', when Creator/BillMurray shows up.

->''"There's no way they'll appear in the nick of time. [[ThisIsReality They're not American comic book heroes that save the day]]. I can't count on them to make a grand "Ta-daa!" entrance and save me."''
-->-- '''Jean-Pierre Polnareff''', ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''

->'''Tifa: (to Cloud)''' "Anyway... thanks again for saving my skin. [[LampshadeHanging The way you showed up and fought that guy off]]... it was a pretty cool thing to watch. You were like a hero [[AlwaysSaveTheGirl charging in to save the girl."]]
-->--from ''[[VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy Dissidia 012]]'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cport3zgHP0 (at 1:55-2:08)]]

->'''Spider-Man:''' Everybody, say 'hi' to [[Series/SpiderManJapan Takyua Yamashiro]], the Spider-Man of Earth-51778! Oh, and did I mention he has a '''[[HumongousMecha giant robot]]'''?\\
''[Leopardon busts through the portal, flying straight at [[TheManBehindTheMan Solus]]]''\\
'''Takuya!Spider-Man:''' '''LEOPARDON!'''\\
'''Solus:''' What manner of creature ''are'' you?!\\
'''Takuya!Spider-Man:''' [[BadassBoast I am the emissary of Hell! And I will fight this great evil for the fate of all Spiders!]]

->"I figured I'd wait for you all to be in trouble and then I'd make an awesome heroic entrance. Pretty cool, right?"
-->--'''[[spoiler:Casey Jones]]''', ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]''

->[[MythologyGag "Kept you waiting, ah?"]]
-->--'''Boris Popov''', ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance''

->"This is a rare card. Organization XIII's entire boots-on-the-ground team, all in one place. An astonishing six-man-mission."
-->--'''Luxord''', after he and a few other members appear to help confront [[spoiler:[[HeroAntagonist Riku]]]], ''Manga/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2''

->'''Dr. Nefarious:''' [[BigNo NOOOOOO]]!! [[ThisCannotBe I don't believe it]]!!
->'''[[spoiler:Captain Qwark]]:''' Believe it, toaster head!
-->-- ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankUpYourArsenal''

->"You couldn't have saved this woman... [[TheLostLenore Or your friend.]] But you could have if you had have known in time. And that's the other thing I'm offering you, a chance to be there in time."
-->-- '''Finch''', ''Series/PersonOfInterest''

->'''Thug''': You pay on time, you get protection. If you don't... ''(slaps the woman)'' Or are you expecting a KnightInShiningArmor?
->'''Geralt''': [[KnightInSourArmor Close enough]].
-->-- ''VideoGame/TheWitcher3WildHunt''

->"It's a pleasure to meet you. Oh, wait. No it's not."
-->-- '''Ampharos''' to [[spoiler:Nuzleaf]], ''VideoGame/PokemonSuperMysteryDungeon''

->''"You know how in stories the hero usually shows up at the last minute and then kicks butt? Well that's I'm gonna do right now! Believe it!"''
-->-- '''Naruto''', ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''

->'''Hellfire''': I'm on fire. Well, a little more than usual.\\
(prepares to murder Daisy and Jemma, but a familiar hand grabs the chain.)\\
'''Robbie''': Huh.\\
(Robbie snatches the chain off Hellfire.)\\
'''Hellfire''': I don't know who the hell you think you are, but you just made a big mistake.\\
'''Robbie''': Funny, I was gonna say the same thing. Without [[LandDownUnder the accent]].\\
'''Daisy''': Robbie?\\
'''Robbie''': Take the stairs, find Agent Coulson.\\
'''Daisy''': Coulson?\\
'''Robbie''': Go.
-->-- ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', "[[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS4E4LetMeStandNextToYourFire Let Me Stand Next to Your Fire]]"

->'''Delenn''': This is Ambassador Delenn of the Minbari. Babylon 5 is under our protection. Withdraw, or ''be destroyed''.\\
'''Drake''': Negative. We have authority here. Do not force us to engage your ship.\\
'''Delenn''': Why not? Only one human captain has ever survived battle with a Minbari fleet. ''He'' is behind me; ''you'' are in front of me. If you value your lives, ''[[BadassBoast be somewhere else]]''.
-->-- ''Series/BabylonFive'', "[[Recap/BabylonFiveS03E10SeveredDreams Severed Dreams]]"

->"And in that very moment, away behind in some courtyard of the city, a cock crowed. Shrill and clear he crowed, recking nothing of war nor of wizardry, [[CueTheSun welcoming only the morning that in the sky far above the shadows of death was coming with the dawn]]. And as if in answer there came from far away another note. Horns, horns, horns, in dark Mindolluin's sides they dimly echoed. Great horns of the north wildly blowing. [[TheCavalry Rohan had come at last]]."
-->-- ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''

->'''Ultraman Geed''': What took you so long?\\
'''Ultraman Zero''': Heh, you know what they say. The star always show up late!
-->-- ''Series/UltramanGeed''