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** ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblem ThreeHouses Three Houses]]'': Episode 4 of the ''Cindered Shadows'' sidestory has the party pursued by a Guardian Golem after retrieving the Chalice of Beginnings. The golem has staggeringly high stats that make fighting it head-on useless; the goal of the map is to cut your way through the phantom soldiers summoned alongside it and escape to safety before the gates close and trap you in with it.

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** ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblem ThreeHouses ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemThreeHouses Three Houses]]'': Episode 4 of the ''Cindered Shadows'' sidestory has the party pursued by a Guardian Golem after retrieving the Chalice of Beginnings. The golem has staggeringly high stats that make fighting it head-on useless; hopeless; the goal of the map is to cut your way through the phantom soldiers summoned alongside it and escape to safety before the gates close and trap you in with it.

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** ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblem ThreeHouses Three Houses]]'': Episode 4 of the ''Cindered Shadows'' sidestory has the party pursued by a Guardian Golem after retrieving the Chalice of Beginnings. The golem has staggeringly high stats that make fighting it head-on useless; the goal of the map is to cut your way through the phantom soldiers summoned alongside it and escape to safety before the gates close and trap you in with it.


* In the original ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', Gandalf simply says of the Balrog "The counter-spell was terrible. It almost broke me... swords are no use here!" and a little later "this foe is beyond any of you." In [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings the film]], [[TalkingIsAFreeAction after explaining to them]] [[MrExposition what a Balrog is]], he helpfully adds ''"...RUN!"''

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* In the original ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', Gandalf simply says of the Balrog "The counter-spell was terrible. It almost broke me... swords are no use here!" and a little later "this foe is beyond any of you." In [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings [[Film/TheLordOfTheRingsTheFellowshipOfTheRing the film]], [[TalkingIsAFreeAction after explaining to them]] [[MrExposition what a Balrog is]], he helpfully adds ''"...RUN!"''


* In ''VideoGame/ClockTower2'' when you hear [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSMKSrnJtIo this]], you run for dear life until you find either a place to hide or a means to drive him away.

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* In ''VideoGame/ClockTower2'' when ''VideoGame/ClockTower2'': When you hear [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSMKSrnJtIo this]], you run for dear life until you find either a place to hide or a means to drive him away.

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* In the penultimate level of ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'', your objective is to survive being chased by a werewolf. In this universe, werewolves are highly resistant to vampiric powers and they ''despise'' the species. Gameplay-wise, this means your powers and weapons are useless. Even worse, the werewolf ''ignores'' the console codes that make you invulnerable and invisible. Your only recourse is to run and try to survive the four minute coutndown. [[spoiler: There ''is'' an alternative way to put the werewolf down, however.]]


* The FinalBoss of ''VideoGameStarWarsJediFallenOrder'' is [[spoiler: Darth Vader himself. Since Vader is in his prime and the player character is an ex-Padawan that only recently regained access to his Force abilities, nothing the player does to Vader slows him down for more than a few seconds. He doesn't even have a health bar, as if to emphasize that fighting him is a death sentence. The only thing left to do is turn and run while Vader slowly follows after you, [[PersonOfMassDestruction shredding the scenery and pathway ahead]] with but a thought.]]

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* The FinalBoss of ''VideoGameStarWarsJediFallenOrder'' ''VideoGame/StarWarsJediFallenOrder'' is [[spoiler: Darth Vader himself. Since Vader is in his prime and the player character is an ex-Padawan that only recently regained access to his Force abilities, nothing the player does to Vader slows him down for more than a few seconds. He doesn't even have a health bar, as if to emphasize that fighting him is a death sentence. The only thing left to do is turn and run while Vader slowly follows after you, [[PersonOfMassDestruction shredding the scenery and pathway ahead]] with but a thought.]]

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* The FinalBoss of ''VideoGameStarWarsJediFallenOrder'' is [[spoiler: Darth Vader himself. Since Vader is in his prime and the player character is an ex-Padawan that only recently regained access to his Force abilities, nothing the player does to Vader slows him down for more than a few seconds. He doesn't even have a health bar, as if to emphasize that fighting him is a death sentence. The only thing left to do is turn and run while Vader slowly follows after you, [[PersonOfMassDestruction shredding the scenery and pathway ahead]] with but a thought.]]

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* In ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'', after the Hydra's head is cut off, three more grow in its place. Having had enough trouble while fighting the monster with one head, Hercules had no choice but to run away from three snapping heads.

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* From "Run (I Am a Natural Disaster)" by Music/GnarlsBarkley
-->Either run right now or you best get ready to die
-->You better move!
-->I said move!
-->Run away! Run away!
-->Run children! Run for your life!
-->Run away! Run away!
-->Run children! Oh!
-->Here it comes, said run!


* In ''VideoGame/ClockTower'' when you hear [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSMKSrnJtIo this]], you run for dear life until you find either a place to hide or a means to drive him away.

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* In ''VideoGame/ClockTower'' ''VideoGame/ClockTower2'' when you hear [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSMKSrnJtIo this]], you run for dear life until you find either a place to hide or a means to drive him away.


* In ''Literature/NESGodzillaCreepypasta'', at the end of each of the game's worlds, instead of the military base present in the original game, there's what seems to be a red tribal mask. The level inside is just a burning background and the word "RUN". And when [[EldritchAbomination the red monster who is bigger than freaking Godzilla appears]], then you know why. As the game progresses, the chase has new elements, including an underwater level for Anguirus and a flying level for Mothra, but the Hellbeast changes forms as well.

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* In ''Literature/NESGodzillaCreepypasta'', at the end of each of the game's worlds, instead of the military base present in the original game, there's what seems to be a red tribal mask. The level inside is just a burning background and background, with the word "RUN"."RUN" at the top of the screen. And when [[EldritchAbomination the red monster who is bigger than freaking Godzilla appears]], then you know why. As the game progresses, the chase has new elements, including an underwater level for Anguirus and a flying level for Mothra, but the Hellbeast changes forms as well.


* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', during the Third Ninja War there was a "Flee on sight" order on the Fourth Hokage, with this heavily implied.

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* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', during the Third Ninja War there was a "Flee on sight" order on the Fourth Hokage, Hokage to-be, with this heavily implied.

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* The correct reaction to seeing a [[SuperPersistentPredator Dark Mage]] in ''Webcomic/TheNoordegraafFiles''. Granted, it's unlikely to truly ''help'', but you have to take any advantage you can when dealing with them.


* In ''VideoGame/{{OFF}}'', a few turns into your first fight with Enoch, the Batter will warn you that he's too huge, and urge you to flee. [[spoiler:When you do run, he begins chasing you down the hallway from his office, and the process is repeated if he catches you.]] Defeating him is technically possible, but he has 99999 HP (over eight times as much as [[BonusBoss Sugar]]) and higher Defense and Spirit than anything/anyone else in the game other than [[spoiler:Hugo]] and the Ballmen, but [[spoiler:Hugo]] doesn't attack you, and [[spoiler: you don't fight the Ballmen as the Batter,]] you get no experience/credits/items for doing so, and the game continues as though you fled.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{OFF}}'', a few turns into your first fight with Enoch, the Batter will warn you that he's too huge, and urge you to flee. [[spoiler:When you do run, he begins chasing you down the hallway from his office, and the process is repeated if he catches you.]] Defeating him is technically possible, but he has 99999 HP (over eight times as much as [[BonusBoss Sugar]]) and higher Defense and Spirit than anything/anyone else in the game other than [[spoiler:Hugo]] and the Ballmen, but [[spoiler:Hugo]] doesn't attack you, and [[spoiler: you don't fight the Ballmen as the Batter,]] you Batter.]] You get no experience/credits/items for doing so, attempting to fight him, and the game continues as though you fled.

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