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** Combined with that [[CutenessProximity incredibly cute]] [[PuppyDogEyes expression]] that allowed him to take the guards by surprise.

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** Combined with that [[CutenessProximity incredibly cute]] [[PuppyDogEyes expression]] that allowed him to take the guards by surprise.surprise as he pulls out his sword and keeps them at bay, complete with knocking one out with a swift kick to the head and dueling multiple guards at once.


* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek 2}}'', Puss-in-Boots holds off a pack of guards as Shrek rushes to stop the Fairy Godmother's evil plot to make Fiona fall in love with her son, in payment of his debt to Shrek. He wasn't honestly in much danger from them, but that makes him holding them all off no less impressive, especially for a normal-sized housecat.

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* In During the climax of ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek 2}}'', Puss-in-Boots holds off a pack of guards as 2}},'' while Shrek rushes and his allies are storming the castle to stop the Fairy Godmother's evil plot Prince Charming from kissing Fiona to make Fiona her fall in love with her son, in payment of his debt to Shrek. He wasn't honestly in much danger from them, but him via a magic potion, Puss hops off Donkey and insists that makes him holding them all and Shrek go on without him while he fends off no less impressive, especially for a normal-sized housecat.pack of knights.
-->'''Puss:''' Today I repay my debt.



* During the climax of ''WesternAnimation/Shrek2,'' when Shrek and the gang are storming the castle to stop Prince Charming from kissing Fiona, Puss hops off Donkey and insists that they go on without him while he fends off the knights that are hot on their tail.
--> ''Puss:'' Today I repay my debt.

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* During the climax of ''WesternAnimation/Shrek2,'' when Shrek and the gang are storming the castle to stop Prince Charming from kissing Fiona, Puss hops off Donkey and insists that they go on without him while he fends off the knights that are hot on their tail.
--> ''Puss:'' Today I repay my debt.

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* In ''Film/RobinHood2018'', Little John stays behind at the mines to hold off the sheriff's guards long enough for Robin and Marian to escape and put the main plan into operation.


-->-- '''Gandalf the Grey''', ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring]]''

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-->-- '''Gandalf the Grey''', ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring]]''
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* Played straight again in ''Film/Predator2''. While police officer Leona tries to get the passengers on a subway car to safety, her partner Jerry Lambert tries to hold off the title alien monster by shooting at it. He is killed by the Predator, but his HeroicSacrifice saves many of the passengers from being killed.


** Combined with that [[CutenessProximity incredibly cute]] [[PuppyDogEyes expression]] that allowed him to take the guards by surprise, it formed his best CrowningMomentOfAwesome.

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** Combined with that [[CutenessProximity incredibly cute]] [[PuppyDogEyes expression]] that allowed him to take the guards by surprise, it formed his best CrowningMomentOfAwesome.surprise.



* Much less debatable is [[ScaryBlackMan Dillon's]] moment at the end of ''Film/{{Alien 3}}'', when he [[ThrowingDownTheGauntlet Throws Down the Gauntlet]] and [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome fights the alien with his bare hands]] shouting "[[BringIt Come on! Come on! That's all you got?! Is that as hard as you fight, motherfucker?!]]" before both of them are buried in molten lead.

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* Much less debatable is [[ScaryBlackMan Dillon's]] moment at the end of ''Film/{{Alien 3}}'', ''Film/Alien3'', when he [[ThrowingDownTheGauntlet Throws Down the Gauntlet]] and [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome fights the alien with his bare hands]] hands shouting "[[BringIt Come on! Come on! That's all you got?! Is that as hard as you fight, motherfucker?!]]" before both of them are buried in molten lead.



*** ''You've always taken care of me. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming My turn.]]''

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*** ''You've always taken care of me. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming My turn.]]''''


* Embraced and subverted in ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact''. Picard clearly ''wants'' to sacrifice himself and his ship; "The line must be drawn HERE!" but in the end, compassion and common sense win out and he orders the crew to safety. In an earlier scene, one of the more amusing in the film, Doctor Crusher activates the Emergency Medical Hologram as the invading Borg are approaching Sick Bay and orders it to create a diversion. As the Borg break down the door, the nonplussed Doctor attempts to prescribe them an analgesic creme to soothe the skin rashes caused by their cybernetic implants.

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** Pulled off in ''Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock''. Kirk orders the destruction of the beloved ''Enterprise'' so that he and his crew can escape to Genesis while the explosion kills most of the enemy Klingons.
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Embraced and subverted in ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact''. Picard clearly ''wants'' to sacrifice himself and his ship; "The line must be drawn HERE!" but in the end, compassion and common sense win out and he orders the crew to safety. In an earlier scene, one of the more amusing in the film, Doctor Crusher activates the Emergency Medical Hologram as the invading Borg are approaching Sick Bay and orders it to create a diversion. As the Borg break down the door, the nonplussed Doctor attempts to prescribe them an analgesic creme to soothe the skin rashes caused by their cybernetic implants.



** Pulled off in ''Film/{{Star Trek III|The Search for Spock}}''. Kirk orders the destruction of the beloved ''Enterprise'' so that he and his crew can escape to Genesis while the explosion kills most of the enemy Klingons.
** In the 2009 ''Film/StarTrek'', George Kirk of the ''Kelvin'' does this to the ''Narada'' to protect the evacuation shuttles.

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** Pulled off in ''Film/{{Star Trek III|The Search for Spock}}''. Kirk orders the destruction of the beloved ''Enterprise'' so that he and his crew can escape to Genesis while the explosion kills most of the enemy Klingons.
** In the 2009 ''Film/StarTrek'', ''Film/StarTrek2009'', George Kirk of the ''Kelvin'' does this to the ''Narada'' to protect the evacuation shuttles.



** ''Film/TheMatrix Reloaded''. Neo fights against the Merovingian's {{mooks}} so Trinity and Morpheus can escape with the Keymaker.
** In ''Film/TheMatrix: Revolutions'', hordes of the machines are storming Zion, one last elderly soldier stands bravely and alone, and blasts as many of them as he can before being mauled.

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** ''Film/TheMatrix Reloaded''.''Film/TheMatrixReloaded''. Neo fights against the Merovingian's {{mooks}} so Trinity and Morpheus can escape with the Keymaker.
** In ''Film/TheMatrix: Revolutions'', ''Film/TheMatrixRevolutions'', hordes of the machines are storming Zion, one last elderly soldier stands bravely and alone, and blasts as many of them as he can before being mauled.

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* PlayedWith in ''Film/TheThreeMusketeers1993''. When Athos and D'Artagnan are attacked by mercenaries and bounty hunters, Athos tells D'Artagnan that he will hold them off as long as he can so D'Artagnan can escape and continue their mission. Athos later turns up alive, having somehow survived the deadly attack.


* In the movie Film/{{Labyrinth}}, Sir Didymus at first blocks passage of the bridge, and tells the main characters that none shall pass without his permission. The trope is subverted when it turns out all they had to do was ask for his permission.

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* In the movie Film/{{Labyrinth}}, ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}'', Sir Didymus at first blocks passage of the bridge, and tells the main characters that none shall pass without his permission. The trope is subverted when it turns out all they had to do was ask for his permission.

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* Tommy does this in ''Film/{{Krampus}}''; standing in the middle of the road with a shotgun to hold off the thing under snow long enough for his family to make it to the snowplough.

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->''"You cannot pass! I am a servant of the Secret Fire, wielder of the flame of Anor. The dark fire will not avail you, flame of Udûn. Go back to the Shadow! YOU! SHALL NOT! PASS!"''
-->-- '''Gandalf the Grey''', ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring]]''


* ''Film/{{October}}'', a 1928 Soviet Union film about the RedOctober revolution, includes the abortive coup attempt by monarchist General Kornilov. The workers of Petrograd arm for battle, pledging that "Kornilov shall not pass!".

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* ''Film/{{October}}'', a 1928 Soviet Union film about the RedOctober UsefulNotes/RedOctober revolution, includes the abortive coup attempt by monarchist General Kornilov. The workers of Petrograd arm for battle, pledging that "Kornilov shall not pass!".


* In TheMovie of ''TheMagicRoundabout'', Zebedee apparently sacrifices himself to prevent Zeebad from going after the rest of the group, to the point of creating a landslide when they try to go back and help him.

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* In TheMovie of ''TheMagicRoundabout'', ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicRoundabout'', Zebedee apparently sacrifices himself to prevent Zeebad from going after the rest of the group, to the point of creating a landslide when they try to go back and help him.


* ''Film/XMen'':

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