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Jigan: So, who do we help?
Lupin: The girl!
Jigan: Typical.

"The irony is that with the New Republic ready to tear itself apart, you rushed off to save me. Ignoring your self-delegated responsibilities in order to save that one woman and her one life."

"Pulse and Cocoon can rot for all I care. If I don't figure out our Focus soon, Vanille's gonna be a Cie'th. I'll tear down the sky if it'll save her."
Oerba Yun Fang, Final Fantasy XIII

Agatha: Hey, Gil! All of Paris is about to go up in flames, and Zola has her head caught in a bucket! Up and at 'em, hero boy!
Gil: Hm? A bucket? Again? Okay, I'm comin'.
Agatha: [looking at a miffed Zola] Yeeeess. I suspected as much.

Bianca: You are mad. You would flirt with chaos, destruction- with war. For the sake of this one wounded soul?
Harry: For the sake of one soul. For one loved one. For one life. The way I see it, there's nothing else worth fighting a war for.

"If the world burns, so be it. Me and the kid will roast some marshmallows."
Harry Dresden, The Dresden Files

"I believe that when you went after your daughter, you said something about letting the world burn. That you and your daughter would roast marshmallows." (Harry nods) "It is one thing for you to say, 'let the world burn'. It is another to say, 'let Molly burn'. The difference is all in the name."
Archangel Uriel, to Harry, Ghost Story

Ghost Rider: So who do I sacrifice-- Rocky...? ...Or the whole city of Las Vegas?
Bystander 1: (looking at GR) Willya look at that! What'll these disgusting hoodlums come up with next?
Bystander 2: A menace to the public streets, if you ask me. The whole lot of 'em oughtta be lined up against the wall and shot!
Ghost Rider: Wasn't such a difficult choice after all. Hang Vegas! Rocky babe, here I come!

"I would drown us in blood to keep you safe."
Anders to Hawke, Dragon Age II

Mozgus: Can you not hear them?! Every person congregated in this place now desires, as one heart, salvation. They are eagerly awaiting the time of God's victory. Do you mean you care not that tens of thousands of believers shall lose their lives in exchange for one evil witch?
Guts: Don't make me laugh. All they do is pray. Every last one of them, when the fire's under their own ass, all any of them do is bow down. Tens of thousands of people shouldn't cling to just one woman!

Jack: About the far are you willing to go to save her?
Will: I would die for her!
Jack: Oh, good! No worries then.

"Wait a minute. You [Yor] just drowned every man, woman and child in the cave, and I'm not just talking about the innocent purple people. I'm talking about the women and children from the village who were just abducted and locked away in cells - and he just murdered everyone! He just committed double genocide! That's two whole civilizations he drowned! So what? He doesn't care about anyone else but his girlfriend? What an asshole!"

Giles: (quietly) If the ritual starts, then every living creature in this and every other dimension imaginable will suffer unbearable torment and death ... including Dawn.
Buffy: Then the last thing she'll see is me protecting her.
Giles: You'll fail. You'll die. We all will.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "The Gift"

Yui: Is it okay now?
Shinji: Yeah. She's fine. That's all that matters to me.
The Second Try, Shinji to his mother after nearly killing the whole humankind again because he thought Asuka was dead

"Then I will save you. Even if it means fighting the entire world!!"
Touma Kamijou to Othinus, A Certain Magical Index

Now, fight.
Clench your right fist to protect the life and smile of a single girl.
— Final narration of A Certain Magical Index New Testament Volume 9

"If you're willing to kill one person for the sake of the greater good then I'm willing to accept all the evil that comes with stopping you."
Alternate!Shirou Emiya, Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA☆ILLYA

"You killed last every human being because you wouldn't have the guts to save her [Asuka]. Then, you gave a big fuck you to Instrumentality to bring her back"
A character summarizes Shinji's actions in the End of Evangelion , Scar Tissue, chapter 13

"You disappoint me... Letting your emotional ties to a pretty girl blind you to the crying needs of the entire civilized world… You would turn your back on every innocent soul on the planet because you can’t see past your infatuation."

"I don't care what happens to me! I don't even care what happens to the world! I am bringing Rei back - even if it's the last thing I ever do!"

Papa Midnite: Just tell me it's not about the girl.
Constantine: Definitely, absolutely... mostly not about the girl.

"And as for how serious he is, Asuka, I’d like you to keep in mind something my wife told him yesterday that Shinji didn’t like to hear very much; that he’s a lot like his father in a key way. They both have made the decision that the entire rest of the world isn’t as important to them as one particular woman and that life isn’t worth living without her."

Gendo: I should have known. Once you were trapped, I had to set you free.
Yui: And you thought the Third Impact would free me. That doesn't explain why you had to devastate your son's life. Seele would have given you the Impact.
Gendo: I couldn't let the old men control it. I had to make sure everything happened correctly.
The One I Love Is..., "Let the World Burn / One Dream at a Time" side-story

"Save the world" my ass. How could I possibly save the world if I couldn't even save the one woman I love, you idiot?
Nagi Springfield to Princess Arika, Negima! Magister Negi Magi Chapter 269

Dave: This is different! This calls for morality and nobility and sacrifice!
Artie: Because it involves an attractive woman instead of millions of innocents?
Dave: YES!


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