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You Shall Not Pass: Web Comics
  • In The Order of the Stick:
    • Two members of the Redshirt Army offer to hold back a squad of oncoming hobgoblins in order to give their leader and the heroes enough time to escape. Elan, being Genre Savvy to a fault, knows that they're doubly doomed, and even tells them so in an attempt to dissuade them. They manage to save themselves by giving themselves just enough characterization during the battle, and finally even to downgrade a fatal wound to a minor one by telling each other their names, Kazumi Kato and Daigo. Daigo wisely decides to withhold his last name for a future emergency. As they've both managed to get married, reached sixth level (a "booster level" in any class), and step up to the ranks of nobility afterwards, it's proving to be a prudent move. He even started to reveal his last name: I am Daigo D-(door slams in face)
    • During the Battle of Azure City, Lien single-handedly defends Hinjo's personal ship from the hobgoblin hordes, both saving it for his escape, and protecting the War Refugees onboard. In a subversion of this trope, she survives, protecting the ship long enough for Hinjo and the Order to get to it and for them all to escape.
    • While La Résistance is falling before Redcloak's onslaught, Thanh orders Niu to Bring News Back while he does this. She resists. First he invokes her superior ability to sneak, then he resorts to That's an Order. That works, and he does cover her escape.
  • Torg tries to do this during the "That Which Redeems" arc of Sluggy Freelance. He even quotes Gandalf. But then he decides to just push the bad guy down the hill and outrun him with the rest of his group.
  • Played with in The B-Movie Comic:
    Balrog: Thou shall not pass!
    Professor: Strange. I've never seen this being before... ...yet I have the odd feeling that line should have been mine, somehow...
  • Bob and George:
  • In Digger we find Murai, at the temple, alone against an army. With a broken arm.
    Murai: Indeed. I have been telling you, have I not, that I believe Jhalm is an honorable man?
  • In the Festival of Veils arc of Dubious Company, Mary and Sue do this after the Queen threatens to arrest and torture Elly for the King's disappearance. Actually the three of them are mistaking the King for Elly and vice versa. Perhaps the first time Mary has ever looked more badass than her sister.
  • Chief of Goblins stayed behind to face Kore while his subordinates fled to the safety of a dungeon. Unfortunately, they failed to anticipate Kore's decision to lure the other goblins back with Chief's screaming.
  • Tower of God features this when, during the Hide-And-Seek test, Team A, the supposedly stronger Team, resorts to their secondary plan. Everybody tries to stall Quant, who has to catch Anak to fail the team. They fail miserably, all while Quant gives them instruction on how to improve themselves.
    "How much time has passed?"
    "… One minute."
  • Hilariously parodied in Freefall, where Blunt tried this on Florence, but as a damaged robot, he wasn't nearly agile enough to stop her from running past him.

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