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** Played straight on an absolute '''''Galactic''''' scale in ''Film/TheRiseOfSkywalker'' when Lando and Chewie show up with a truly massive fleet from all over the Galaxy to aid Poe, Finn and the Resistance over Exogol.

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** Played straight on an absolute '''''Galactic''''' scale in ''Film/TheRiseOfSkywalker'' when Lando and Chewie show up with a truly massive fleet from all over the Galaxy to aid Poe, Finn and the Resistance over Exogol.Exegol.



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* Jackie Chan's film ''Dragon Blade'', this is invoked quite literally twice. When Huo An and his Roman allies are trapped by Tiberius' forces, the nations along the Silk Road, many of whom Huo An was shown helping earlier, arrive to help him, and almost all of them are mounted on horses. And even when that is enough, the Parthians, who boasted one of the most famous cavalry armies of the ancient age, show up to tip the scales yet again.


* In Creator/PeterJackson's ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The Return of the King]]'', there is a cavalry overload at Minas Tirith, at their many variants. It begins with the city standing against the orcs. Then, the orcs are reinforced by the [[BigDamnHeroes Big Damn Villain]], the Witch-King, who confronted Gandalf. Then, The Cavalry (an actual real cavalry, the Rohirrim) comes to help the good guys. Then, a second cavalry, composed of Oliphaunts, comes to help the bad guys. And then, to secure the evil victory, comes yet another evil cavalry, the Corsairs... but it was a CavalryBetrayal (to the evil side), as the Corsairs ships were actually used by the BigDamnHeroes Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli and the CavalryOfTheDead.
** Also in ''[[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings The Two Towers]]'':

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* In Creator/PeterJackson's ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''
** In ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRingsTheReturnOfTheKing
The Return of the King]]'', there is a cavalry overload at Minas Tirith, at their many variants. It begins with the city standing against the orcs. Then, the orcs are reinforced by the [[BigDamnHeroes Big Damn Villain]], the Witch-King, who confronted Gandalf. Then, The Cavalry (an actual real cavalry, the Rohirrim) comes to help the good guys. Then, a second cavalry, composed of Oliphaunts, comes to help the bad guys. And then, to secure the evil victory, comes yet another evil cavalry, the Corsairs... but it was a CavalryBetrayal (to the evil side), as the Corsairs ships were actually used by the BigDamnHeroes Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli and the CavalryOfTheDead.
** Also in ''[[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRingsTheTwoTowers The Two Towers]]'':



* Jan Sobieski and the Polish cavalry rescuing Vienna, 1683. Yes, they really were literal cavalry, and numbering ''twenty thousand'', they were the largest cavalry charge in history. To put that in perspective, that's three times the size of the Rohirrim charge in ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The Return of the King]]'' (and almost certainly the real-life inspiration for it). And they weren't just any cavalry - they were the famous [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polish_hussars Winged Hussars]], who wore wood-and-feather angel's wings on their backs as they charged.

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* Jan Sobieski and the Polish cavalry rescuing Vienna, 1683. Yes, they really were literal cavalry, and numbering ''twenty thousand'', they were the largest cavalry charge in history. To put that in perspective, that's three times the size of the Rohirrim charge in ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The Return of the King]]'' ''Film/TheLordOfTheRingsTheReturnOfTheKing'' (and almost certainly the real-life inspiration for it). And they weren't just any cavalry - they were the famous [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polish_hussars Winged Hussars]], who wore wood-and-feather angel's wings on their backs as they charged.


** In the fan-made case ''VisualNovel/TheEmptyTurnabout'', Trucy arrives just in time to give Apollo an important piece of evidence that allows him to formally accuse [[spoiler:Mary Adair]] of the crime. This was foreshadowed earlier in the chapter, when Apollo called her and asked her to bring him something.


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* In the ''VisualNovel/TheEmptyTurnabout'', Trucy arrives just in time to give Apollo an important piece of evidence that allows him to formally accuse [[spoiler:Mary Adair]] of the crime. This was foreshadowed earlier in the chapter, when Apollo called her and asked her to bring him something.


* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': Chief Bogo and the rest of the force, in the museum scene. In this case, though, it is the ''villain'' who called them, expecting [[spoiler:a feral Nick]] to kill Judy in the meantime. Instead, [[spoiler:Nick was faking being feral, and the villain's whole gloat was CaughtOnTape]].
* At the end of ''Disney/RalphBreaksTheInternet'', Ralph has successfully defeated [[spoiler: the Ralph Virus monster]] attacking cyberspace...but since he did so on top of a giant skyscraper, he's now plummeting to certain doom. The trope is at first subverted when J.P. Spamley tries to help in his flying car, only for the [[TheBigGuy strong, stout Ralph]] to crash through the floor. It's then played straight when the Disney Princesses, who Vanellope befriended earlier, see him tumbling and rally to the rescue, [[AllYourPowersCombined each using their unique powers and special items]] to save the day--for example, [[Disney/{{Moana}} Moana]] uses her [[MakingASplash control over the ocean]] to create a column of water, which [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Ariel]] directs with her swimming to [[Disney/{{Frozen}} Elsa]], who [[AnIcePerson freezes it]] into an ice slide after hitching a ride on [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Jasmine's]] flying carpet.

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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': ''WesternAnimation/{{Zootopia}}'': Chief Bogo and the rest of the force, in the museum scene. In this case, though, it is the ''villain'' who called them, expecting [[spoiler:a feral Nick]] to kill Judy in the meantime. Instead, [[spoiler:Nick was faking being feral, and the villain's whole gloat was CaughtOnTape]].
* At the end of ''Disney/RalphBreaksTheInternet'', ''WesternAnimation/RalphBreaksTheInternet'', Ralph has successfully defeated [[spoiler: the Ralph Virus monster]] attacking cyberspace...but since he did so on top of a giant skyscraper, he's now plummeting to certain doom. The trope is at first subverted when J.P. Spamley tries to help in his flying car, only for the [[TheBigGuy strong, stout Ralph]] to crash through the floor. It's then played straight when the Disney Princesses, who Vanellope befriended earlier, see him tumbling and rally to the rescue, [[AllYourPowersCombined each using their unique powers and special items]] to save the day--for example, [[Disney/{{Moana}} [[WesternAnimation/{{Moana}} Moana]] uses her [[MakingASplash control over the ocean]] to create a column of water, which [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid [[WesternAnimation/TheLittleMermaid Ariel]] directs with her swimming to [[Disney/{{Frozen}} [[WesternAnimation/Frozen2013 Elsa]], who [[AnIcePerson freezes it]] into an ice slide after hitching a ride on [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} [[WesternAnimation/{{Aladdin}} Jasmine's]] flying carpet.



* TheCavalry: ''Literature/TheRifter'': Kahlirash’im warrior-priests arriving in Gisa, to the aid of a crowd of townspeople attempting to stop rashan’im soldiers from taking away prisoners accused of witchcraft. Not a DeusExMachina because the reason for their arrival has been set up in the previous chapter: Hann’yu wrote to everyone he could think of, including the kahlirash’im, about what the Payshmura were doing to prisoners; [[{{Foreshadowing}} he’s heard expressing the hope that someone paid attention.]]\\

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* TheCavalry: The Cavalry: ''Literature/TheRifter'': Kahlirash’im warrior-priests arriving in Gisa, to the aid of a crowd of townspeople attempting to stop rashan’im soldiers from taking away prisoners accused of witchcraft. Not a DeusExMachina because the reason for their arrival has been set up in the previous chapter: Hann’yu wrote to everyone he could think of, including the kahlirash’im, about what the Payshmura were doing to prisoners; [[{{Foreshadowing}} he’s heard expressing the hope that someone paid attention.]]\\


* The Battle for Kabuki-cho in ''Manga/{{Gintama}}''. The baddies make it clear that the Yorozuya need to pack it up and head their separate ways out of Kabuki-cho, going so far as to kill [[CoolOldLady Otose]] [[spoiler: (she got better)]]. When Gin and company refuse and stand their ground against a huge gang of thugs, the other residents of Kabuki-cho (mostly people the Yorozuya had helped in previous stories) show up to fight at their side: the cabaret girls, the host club hosts, the fire department, the nutty robot engineer...[[AndZoidberg and Hasegawa]].

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* The Battle for Kabuki-cho in ''Manga/{{Gintama}}''. The baddies make it clear that the Yorozuya need to pack it up and head their separate ways out of Kabuki-cho, going so far as to kill [[CoolOldLady Otose]] [[spoiler: (she got better)]]. When Gin and company refuse and stand their ground against a huge gang of thugs, the other residents of Kabuki-cho (mostly people the Yorozuya had helped in previous stories) show up to fight at their side: the cabaret girls, the host club hosts, the fire department, the nutty robot engineer... [[AndZoidberg and Hasegawa]].



* Of course, this shows up more or less regularly in ''ComicBook/LuckyLuke''.

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* Of course, this shows up more or less regularly in ''ComicBook/LuckyLuke''.



-->'''Soldier:''' It's ok sergeant, next time, we'll arrive '''before''' the Indians.
** And the one time the adjutant reminds the captain that they have to leave now, and cut short the thank you scene, in order to be on time for the next rescue.
* Now that the ComicBook/GreenLanternCorps is back in action, it frequently pops in to help out on Earth, doing so in ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'' amongst other stories.
* Done in one JLA story with the role of the cavalry played by ''the entire population of Earth'', freshly given super-powers and ready to tear apart a primordial force of evil in order to help Superman.
** Also done at an earlier point in that JLA run - with a tad more subtlety - when the entire population of Earth was mobilized by Superman to fight back against an alien White Martian invasion, using fire.
** Plus, earlier in that story, Batman acts as a one-man cavalry in service to the entire, captive JLA. Given extra oomph since the aliens are convinced that he's no threat because he's "[[BadassNormal just a man]]".
* Appears in a ''StarWars'' [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]] comic set during the Clone Wars where Anakin arrives just in time with a bunch of clones, and when someone rhetorically asks who it is, he says, "The Cavalry."
* Namor's arrival at the end of the ComicBook/CivilWar should count as one. Problem was, Iron Man had his own cavalry as well.
* In ''{{ComicBook/Violine}}'', Violine's pet mouse, Klaas, provides one in the form of his offspring.
* ''ComicBook/UltronForever:'' Faced with an endless army of Ultron robots, and the offer of surrender and be turned into a mindless slave, or fight and lose ''then'' be turned into a mindless slave (but with more pain), the Avengers are joined by the entirety of the Nine Realms. Some epic [[HoldTheLine line-holding]] ensues.
* ''ComicBook/RedRobin'': The Batfamily looks like they're failing against an onslaught from the League of Assassins, especially Tim who is stuck fighting ComicBook/RasAlGhul himself, before it's revealed Tim called in the cavalry in the form of the ComicBook/TeenTitans and a couple of his other friends, though Babs [[HandicappedBadass handily saved herself]].
* ''ComicBook/SensationComicsFeaturingWonderWoman'': Diana shows up with an actual cavalry contingent of Amazons to save the day when Oracle calls her to help Gotham after the Bat-Rogues have, for once, actually properly teamed up and managed to take down Batman, Nightwing and Robin in an explosion, overwhelm the not badly wounded Bat-Fam members, and are quickly turning Gotham into a living hell.

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-->'''Soldier:''' --->'''Soldier:''' It's ok sergeant, next time, we'll arrive '''before''' the Indians.
** And the one time On another occasion, the adjutant reminds the captain that they have to leave now, and cut short the thank you scene, in order to be on time for the next rescue.
* Now that the ComicBook/GreenLanternCorps is back in action, it Creator/DCComics:
** ''ComicBook/GreenLanternCorps'': The Corps
frequently pops in to help out on Earth, doing so in ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'' amongst other stories.
* Done in ** ''Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'':
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one JLA story with story, the role of the cavalry is played by ''the entire population of Earth'', freshly given super-powers superpowers and ready to tear apart a primordial force of evil in order to help Superman.
** Also done at *** In an earlier point in that JLA run - run, this is done -- with a tad more subtlety - -- when the entire population of Earth was is mobilized by Superman to fight back against an alien White Martian invasion, using fire.
** Plus, earlier
fire. Earlier in that story, Batman acts as a one-man cavalry in service to the entire, captive JLA. Given extra oomph since the aliens are convinced that he's no threat because he's "[[BadassNormal just a man]]".
* Appears in a ''StarWars'' [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]] comic set during the Clone Wars where Anakin arrives just in time with a bunch of clones, and when someone rhetorically asks who it is, he says, "The Cavalry."
* Namor's arrival at the end of the ComicBook/CivilWar should count as one. Problem was, Iron Man had his own cavalry as well.
* In ''{{ComicBook/Violine}}'', Violine's pet mouse, Klaas, provides one in the form of his offspring.
* ''ComicBook/UltronForever:'' Faced with an endless army of Ultron robots, and the offer of surrender and be turned into a mindless slave, or fight and lose ''then'' be turned into a mindless slave (but with more pain), the Avengers are joined by the entirety of the Nine Realms. Some epic [[HoldTheLine line-holding]] ensues.
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** ''ComicBook/RedRobin'': The Batfamily looks like they're failing against an onslaught from the League of Assassins, especially Tim who is stuck fighting ComicBook/RasAlGhul himself, before it's revealed Tim called in the cavalry in the form of the ComicBook/TeenTitans and a couple of his other friends, though Babs [[HandicappedBadass handily saved herself]].
* ** ''ComicBook/SensationComicsFeaturingWonderWoman'': Diana shows up with an actual cavalry contingent of Amazons to save the day when Oracle calls her to help Gotham after the Bat-Rogues have, for once, actually properly teamed up and managed to take down Batman, Nightwing and Robin in an explosion, overwhelm the not badly wounded Bat-Fam members, and are quickly turning Gotham into a living hell.hell.
* ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'': In one comic set during the Clone Wars, Anakin arrives just in time with a bunch of clones. When someone rhetorically asks who it is, he says "the Cavalry".%%Just in time to what?
%%* ''ComicBook/CivilWar'': Namor's arrival at the end of the Civil War should count as one. Problem was, Iron Man had his own cavalry as well.%%ZCE -- why *does* it count?
* In ''ComicBook/{{Violine}}'', Violine's pet mouse, Klaas, provides one in the form of his offspring.
* ''ComicBook/UltronForever:'' Faced with an endless army of Ultron robots, and the offer of surrender and be turned into a mindless slave or to fight, lose and ''then'' be turned into a mindless slave (but with more pain), the Avengers are joined by the entirety of the Nine Realms. Some epic [[HoldTheLine line-holding]] ensues.



* ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW'': In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDWIssue32To33 Night of the Living Apples]]", just when the attack on Sweet Apple Acres goes sour and Twilight, Rarity, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie and Applejack are about to completely overwhelmed by the living apples, Fluttershy -- having just learned how to take control of her normally wild and animalistic vampiric form -- arrives with an enormous flock of vampire fruit bats in tow to rescue them.



* During the FinalBattle of ''FanFic/InnerDemons'', while the Element bearers and the Princesses are fighting through the [[TheLegionsOfHell hordes of Tartarus]] in order to confront [[BigBad Queen!]][[FaceHeelTurn Twilight]], a large army of her undead EliteMooks get past them and prepare to march on the defenseless Ponyville. The [[spoiler: aged-up Cutie Mark Crusaders]] attempt to stop them, but don't seem to making enough of an impact... then the Royal Guard, commanded by Shining Armor and Cadence, show up and engage the undead in combat, [[YouShallNotPass keeping them from advancing]].

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* ''FanFic/InnerDemons'': During the FinalBattle of ''FanFic/InnerDemons'', FinalBattle, while the Element bearers and the Princesses are fighting through the [[TheLegionsOfHell hordes of Tartarus]] in order to confront [[BigBad Queen!]][[FaceHeelTurn Twilight]], a large army of her undead EliteMooks get past them and prepare to march on the defenseless Ponyville. The [[spoiler: aged-up Cutie Mark Crusaders]] attempt to stop them, but don't seem to making enough of an impact... then the Royal Guard, commanded by Shining Armor and Cadence, show up and engage the undead in combat, [[YouShallNotPass keeping them from advancing]].



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* At the end of ''Film/TheGentlemen'', [[spoiler:Mickey is abducted by a pair of Russians gangsters pulling a NotMyDriver. As they are about to to shoot, a van swerves in front of the car. The back door opens and the Toddlers open up with automatic weapons, killing the Russians. An earlier conversation with Coach had made it sound as if they were planning to ''kill'' Mickey.]]

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* ''Literature/TruemanBradley'': Just before [[spoiler:Chief Stokowski]] is about to murder Trueman with an axe, Buckley bursts in and begins fighting with him.


** Poland in general likes its horses. How much? They still use a cavalry unit (though it's mostly for parades and occasional border patrol). Likewise many countries with official "cavalry" units retain ceremonial horse cavalry units. US 1st Cavalry Division, for example, still has a horse mounted unit (albeit used almost exclusively for ceremonial duties).


** The Heroes of the Horn are exactly that in the last book of ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime''. They literally appear out of nowhere and attack the Dark One's forces. They don't actually overwhelm the bad guys, but their surprise appearance and attack is enough to turn a confuse situation into a clear good guys victory.



* The Heroes of the Horn are exactly that in the last book of ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime''. They literally appear out of nowhere and attack the Dark One's forces. They don't actually overwhelm the bad guys, but their surprise appearance and attack is enough to turn a confuse situation into a clear good guys victory.


** Played straight on a GRAND scale in ''Film/TheRiseOfSkywalker'' when Lando and Chewie show up with a truly massive fleet from all over the Galaxy to aid Poe, Finn and the Resistance over Exogol.

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** Played straight on a GRAND an absolute '''''Galactic''''' scale in ''Film/TheRiseOfSkywalker'' when Lando and Chewie show up with a truly massive fleet from all over the Galaxy to aid Poe, Finn and the Resistance over Exogol.

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** Played straight on a GRAND scale in ''Film/TheRiseOfSkywalker'' when Lando and Chewie show up with a truly massive fleet from all over the Galaxy to aid Poe, Finn and the Resistance over Exogol.



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* When Riley is about to be sacrificed by the frat in ''Film/BlackChristmas2019'', [[spoiler:she save by the arrival of Kris and the girls she had saved from the other sorority, who starts beating the hell out of the frat boys]].

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* At the climax the third episode of ''Series/TheMandalorian'', the eponymous character and the child are pinned down by a CarnivalOfKillers from all sides with no chance of escape. The Mandalorian starts making peace with his inevitable death, when suddenly, a random missile blast shoots down one of the snipers. Everyone looks up in confusion to the sight of [[ChekhovsGunman a dozen Mandalorians]] on rocket packs charging in guns blazing to cover their comrade's retreat.

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* ''Literature/TheTribe'': In the second book, "Camp Cannibal", [[spoiler:Sully]] leads the campers from the girls' side of Camp New Leaf in an attack on Peashooter's Tribe, saving all the campers' parents, and Spencer and his friends, from death.

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