Quotes / Duel to the Death

"One shall stand, one shall fall."
Optimus Prime to Megatron, Transformers: The Movie

"Vittorio Malvora!" I called, my voice ringing with wrath in the echoing cavern. "Madrigal Raith! I am Harry Dresden, Warden of the White Council of Wizards. Under the Unseelie Accords, I accuse you of murder in a time of peace, and challenge you, here and now, before these witnesses, to trial by combat." I slammed my staff down again in another shock of thunder, and Hellfire flooded in the runes of the staff. "To the death."
Utter silence fell on the Deeps.
Damn, there ain't nothing like a good entrance.

"Settled things? One thing was never settled. This is a battle with swords, not some fist fight. As long as one of us is still breathing then this fight is still not over."
Kenpachi, Bleach

"A sword fight is a matter of life or death. Furthermore, this is a battle to decide the strongest. The only way to settle things is for one to live, and the other to die."
Aoshi, Rurouni Kenshin

"...at the end his honor was no better for it. Nothing was served, no point was proved. It was all false ... except for the deaths. Those were real."
Aral Vorkosigan, Shards of Honor

"Two men enter, one man leaves."

Francisco Scaramanga: I could've shot you down when you landed, but that would've been ridiculously easy. You see, Mr. Bond, like every great artist, I want to create an indisputable masterpiece once in my lifetime: The death of 007, mano a mano, face-to-face, will be mine.
James Bond: You mean stuffed and displayed over your rocky mantelpiece?
Scaramanga: That's an amusing idea, but I was thinking in terms of history. A duel between titans. My Golden Gun against your Walther PPK. Each of us have a 50:50 chance.
Bond: Six bullets to your one?
Scaramanga: I only need one.
Bond: Sounds a bit old-fashioned, doesn't it, pistols at dawn, that sort of thing?
Scaramanga: Indeed it is, Mr. Bond. But it still remains the only true test for gentlemen.
Bond: I doubt if you qualify on that score. However, I accept.

Just before the end of his life, Hamilton engaged in a duel with Aaron Burr... It is not known whether Burr shot (1) straighter or (2) sooner, but (3) he was declared the winner, and Hamilton, his time being up, (4) expired.
It All Started With Columbus

"Don't you dare try to stop me! This doesn't concern you! I will have revenge for my sister! I challenge you to a duel!! I will not rest until I kill you myself, you traitorous scum! When the sun sets on this day, one of us will be dead. No one will get between me and my revenge!"
Ryoma, Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest