Not only does the hero or heroine prove him or herself a worthy asset when he or she rescues or stands up for another person, but also when the protagonist stands up against the antagonist to protect himself. This can range from defying the villain to standing his ground against him.


  • Rapunzel stands her ground against Mother Gothel when she realizes she had been using her for her own selfish purposes.
  • Brave little Gosalyn Mallard stands her ground against various Villains, including Hammerhead Hannigan and his cohorts, Negaduck, Darkwarrior Duck, Wacko, and Steelbeak.
  • Jane refuses to surrender to Captain Hook when he corners her on the sails.
  • Solomon Northup stands his ground against John Tibeats and refuses to strip his clothes for his lashing.
  • Tarzan fights and overpowers an enraged Kerchak to protect his new human friends, But it only leads to the betrayal of his gorilla family.
  • Marge Simpson
  • Bart Simpson
  • Molly Weasley
  • Neville Longbottom
  • Harry Potter
  • Cameron Poe fights and kills a drunken man who tried to assault his pregnant wife Patricia, but it only leads to be charged and sentenced to life in prison for ten years.
  • Morty Smith slamming Jellybean’s head multiple times who try to violate him.
  • Steven Universe stabs Bismuth with sword.


I am NOT seven years old anymore, aunt Trunchbull!
~ Miss Honey standing up to Agatha Trunchbull.

You were wrong about the world. And you were wrong about me! And I will NEVER let you use my hair AGAIN!
~ Rapunzel standing her ground against Mother Gothel.

This is for stealing my dog and my cat.
~ Jon Arbuckle facing Happy Chapman, before punching him in the face, sending him to the floor.

You know, sometimes, it pays to weigh 11 TONS! [jumps on the other side of the ice, launching Gutt into the air] Bon Voyage, Monkey boy! [strikes Gutt with a log, sending the evil ape flying far away)
~ Manny facing Captain Gutt before launching him upwards then batting the evil ape far into the distance.

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