All around the planet is cast into ruin and the corpses of invader and defender alike litter the ground. The death toll has reached epic propotions, but neither side will concede defeat and surrender is unthinkable. As the sky roars like a wounded animal and the earth trembles underfoot, only one question remains - will you survive?
— Codex Planetstrike, Warhammer 40,000
After this, all battles will be easy, all victories simple, all glories hollow.
— General Noches Sturm after his victory on Grimoyr, Warhammer 40,000
I am the hammer, I am the mail about His fist. I am the Spear in His hand. Though we are lost, I am the shield on His arm. I am the flight of His arrows. I am the hammer. I am the sword. I am the shield. I am a soldier at the battle at the end of time.
— Justicar Alaric, Grey Knights
So come on, Tom. Let's finish this the way we started it - together!
"Light against dark. This is the end of all things-the final sunrise."
— Midnight, Warrior Cats: The Last Hope
Skeletor: YOU! You will no longer stand between me and my destiny...
He-Man: But, I will. I told you before, this is always between us.
Skeletor: I ache to smash you out of existance. To drive the memory of your face out of my mind forever...
Skeletor: YES! Let this be... our final battle!
Oracle! Smith: Mister Anderson, welcome back! We missed you. You like what I've done with the place?
Neo: It ends tonight.
Smith: I know it does, I've seen it. That's why the rest of me is just gonna enjoy the show - because we already know that I'm the one that beats you.
This is it, brother. Our final moment. The battle has ended... But we are not yet free. The war is over... But... We still have a score to settle. Show me what you've got, Snake!
— Liquid Ocelot, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
It's time for one last showdown — one final battle between hope...and despair!
— Kyoko Kirigiri, Dangan Ronpa
There was no mopping up to do. Such was the torrent of force cascading into the stronghold that within a microsecond after its shield went down all life within it was snuffed out.
The Boskonian War was over.
"Okinawa is the gateway to Japan. With the intensity of the recent kamikaze attacks, its also become the gateway to hell. But this is where Japan's resistance must be broken. US forces have the upper hand, and now dominate and control the Pacific. But nobody believes Okinawa is going to be easy...The Japanese are massing their defenses. Okinawa risks becoming a senseless bloodbath like Iwo Jima. It will be the battle to end all battles..."
"Okinawa was the final step to ending this war. The Japanese fought to the last man, and en masse they chose death over capture. Very rarely in history has any nation faced an enemy so fierce and so disciplined. But we were victorious. The servicemen of the United States defeated the Japanese in the Pacific. We brought peace to the biggest ocean on Earth, and will guard it with all our might..."
— American Narrator, Battlestations: Pacific