"You cannot pass," he said. The orcs stood still, and a dead silence fell. "I am a servant of the Secret Fire, wielder of the flame of Anor. You cannot pass. The dark fire will not avail you, flame of Udûn. Go back to the Shadow! You cannot pass."
— Gandalf the Grey, The Fellowship of the Ring
Fighter: Stay away from her.
Black Mage: ...Fighter.
Fighter: Stay back.
Black Mage: Get out of the way, fighter.
Black Mage: Okay, you can't actually stop me, you know?
Fighter: I'll try.
"Hold, Megatron! You shall go no further! CYBER KEY POWER!"
— Vector Prime, Transformers Cybertron
"And when a new arrival asks about the one to whom even Hela bows her head, the answer is always the same: he stood alone at Gjallerbru. And that answer is enough."
— Walt Simonson, The Mighty Thor, "#362"
Nom Anor: There are thousands of warriors out here. You are only one man!
Ganner: I am only one Jedi.
Nom Anor: You're insane!
Ganner: No, I am Ganner! This threshold...is MINE! I claim it for my own! Bring your thousands, one at a time or all in a rush! I don't give a damn! NONE SHALL PASS!
General Woundwort: Thlayli, we've unblocked a run out here. I can bring in enough rabbits to pull down this wall in four places. Why don't you come out?
Bigwig ('Thlayli translates as 'Bigwig'): My Chief Rabbit has told me to defend this run, and until he says otherwise I will stay here.
Sayaka: Kouji-Kun, make an escape!
Mucha: Over Here...
Nuke: Over here, here.
Boss: Kabuto, leave it to me...
Kouji: No way! You guys run away...
Baron Ashura: Huh, do not care about the small fries, cut off Kabuto Kouji's head...
"The First Sword of Braavos does not run."
—Syrio Forel, Game of Thrones
Yvonne: You will not pass.
Cybermen: What is the meaning of this?
Yvonne: You will not pass.
(fires, screams of cybermen)
Yvonne: I did my duty for Queen and Country. I did my duty for Queen and Country.
Still worse, the order to retreat got twisted in his head.
And, far from facing right about, down to the bridge he sped.
He stood there firm with shoulders squared, quite calm and easy still.
Ready to show to all that came how well he knew his drill.
They didn't give him long to wait, for ere he took his stand,
Behold! upon the little bridge there thronged a hostile band.
Man after man they rushed across, but each as he came on
Got face-to-right or face-to-left, fell over, and was gone.
No human arm was strong enough to make that giant yield,
And when the rear ranks tried to shoot, the front ranks were his shield.
The fiercer was the foe, the more his hope would come to naught.
When up came Sandels with his men and saw how Dufva fought.
"Bravo!" he shouted, "fine; keep on, you splendid fellow, you!
Throw every devil off the bridge, hold on, for God's sake, do!
That's how a Finn should fight, ay, that's a soldier you may say.
Come on, boys, hurry to his help! for he has saved the day!"
—Sven Dufva, The Tales Of Ensign Stål