A hero/heroine must rescue someone or something when they are under attack. They quickly do this whenever they sense distress, such as hearing a cry for help. This event often happens when another hero is being overpowered by a villain, or a simple civilian is being threatened.
Not to be confused with Freeing the Hostages.
- Darkwing Duck speeds on his Ratcatcher to save Gosalyn Waddlemeyer from Taurus Bulba's henchmen.
- Tom Cat chases the Siamese Cat trio to rescue the kidnapped Jerry Mouse.
- Tom Cat and Jerry Mouse pursue Miss Gulch to rescue Dorothy Gale's dog, Toto.
- Elise Rainier wards off the Ghoul and saves Josh.
- Iago's timely arrival to save Aladdin and the gang from Jafar's wrath.
- Fagin smashing into Sykes' warehouse to save Jenny, Oliver, Dodger and the gang.
- Tarzan swinging to save his gorilla clan from Clayton and his goons
- Nash and Ramsey move to the rescue Arlo and Spot who were chased by Thunderclap and his gang
- Mighty Joe Young climbs the flaming Ferris Wheel to rescue the boy at the top.
- The Scarecrow, the Tin Woodsman, and the Cowardly Lion sneaking into the Wicked Witch's castle to rescue Dorothy.
- Andrew Steyn, Mpudi and Xi immobilize Sam Boga and his gang to rescue Kate Thompson and her students.
- George Newton and his family moves to rescue their puppies from Regina and Floyd who snatched the puppies from Ted and Emily.
- Anne Lewis successfully rescues her partner Robocop from being destroyed by her friend-turned traitor Lt. Hedgecock who follow Dick Jones' orders to destroy him after being inform by Kaplan and the others of the latter's treachery.
- Gurgi sneaking into the Horned King's castle to rescue Taran, Eilonwy, and Fflewddur Fflam.
- Hermey and Yukon Cornelius distracting the Abominable Snowmonster in order to save Rudolph, his family, and Clarice.
- Blinky's mother Betty Bill saving Blinky Bill from Sir Claude "The Cat"
- King Kong rescues Ann Darrow from being eaten by the Vastatosaurus Rex trio.
- Blue rushes in to save Rexy from being killed by the Indominus Rex.
- Mufasa rescues Simba and Nala from Shenzi, Banzai and Ed, then later rescues Simba again from the wildebeest stampede that Scar throws him into.
- Han Solo saves Finn from being killed by FN-2199.
- Ford Brody saves Godzilla from being killed by the M.U.T.O.s by destroying their eggs, and later Godzilla returns the favor by rescuing Brody from being killed by the vengeful female M.U.T.O. twice.
- Stoick the Vast rescues Valka from being killed by Drago Bludvist, then later sacrifices his life to save Hiccup from being killed by a brainwashed Toothless.
- Ben rescues the hens from Dag and his coons, and later Otis does the same thing in the climax of the movie.
- Cait Sith rescues Barret Wallace and Tifa Lockhart from getting executed by Scarlet, Shinra's head of Weapon and Development.
- John McClane rescues his estrangled wife Holly McClane from Hans Gruber by making him fall to his death and avenges her boss Joe Takagi and her friend Harry Ellis.
|“||Never fear, little miss. Darkwing Duck has you now.||„|
|~ Darkwing Duck speeds on his Ratcatcher to rescue Gosalyn Waddelmeyer from Taurus Bulba's henchmen.|
|“||(Rasputin: Say your prayers, Anastasia! NO ONE CAN SAVE YOU!) WANNA BET?! (Punches Rasputin in the face)||„|
|~ Dimitri's timely arrival to save Anastasia from Rasputin.|
|“||(Nutsy: Grub the rope Blinky!) (Blinky Bill: Okay!) (Sir Claude: [evil laughter] Oh yes. Playtime's over, Time to explore the afterlife.) Get your paws off my son! (She punches Sir Claude in the face)||„|
|~ Mrs. Bill saves Blinky Bill from Sir Claude “The Cat”.|
|“||(Atticus: Where are you going?) I have to find her. (Atticus: Milo, this is madness! We have to get to the harbour and find a boat. The mountain is going to kill us all!) She risked her life for me, Atticus, risked everything for me! Without her, they would have killed us in that arena! (Atticus: Then we'll go together.) No. You have your freedom, my friend. Now, she is mine. (Atticus: Then we'll meet at the harbour.) At the harbour. (runs off)||„|
|~ Milo planning to rescue Cassia.|
|“||GO TO HELL!||„|
|~ Elise saves Josh from the Long-haired fiend.|
|“||(Jafar has trapped Aladdin and the gang in a lava pit.) (Jafar: Give it up, boy! You shall never have my lamp! And there is no one to save you this time!) (Iago charges in) Hey, Jafar, SHUT UP!!! (Aladdin: Iago?) (Jafar: TRAITOR!) (Iago grabs the lamp, but Jafar zaps him, sending the injured parrot onto a rock) (Jasmine: No!) (Weak Iago looks at Jafar then at the black lamp) (Jafar, laughs evilly: Good help is so hard to find these days, isn't it, Aladdin?) (Iago wriggles his foot towards the lamp. Jafar gasps in horror as he realizes exactly what Iago is about to do!) (Using his last ounce of strength, Iago kicks the lamp, sending it into the molten lava.) (Jafar: MY LAMP! NOO!!!) (The lamp melts in the magma, causing the screaming Jafar to be electrocuted, then explode into nothingness.)||„|
|~ Iago's timely arrival to save Aladdin and the gang from Jafar's wrath. Jafar blast his former hench bird and sends him on rock. But using his last ounce of strength, Iago kicks Jafar's lamp into the molten lava, causing Jafar to electrocute, then explode into nothingness.|
|“||(Lt. Hedgecock and his SWAT surround Robocop at the OCP parking complex)(Lt. Hedgecock: Prepare to fire.) (The SWAT aim their weapons at Robocop) (Kaplan, Jerry, and Ramirez realize exactly what Lt. Hedgecock is gonna do!) (Kaplan, shouts: HEY, WAIT A SECOND!!!) (Jerry, furiously: HE'S A COP FOR GOD'S SAKE!) (Ramirez, angry: HEDGECOCK, YOU CAN'T DO THAT!!!) (Lt. Hedgecock, sternly: We have orders to destroy it.) (Jerry, disgusted: Ah, shit!) (Kaplan, disgusted: You're maniacs!) (Kaplan, Jerry, and Ramirez walks off to alert Anne Lewis to Lt. Hedgecock's betrayal) (Lt. Hedgecock, to his SWAT: Open fire.) (The SWAT open fires at Robocop who then makes a run) (Lt. Hedgecock: Move it!) (Robocop escapes into the parking level 3, then a police car stops in front of him and he holds on the bumper) (Anne Lewis emerges out of the police car, realizing exactly what Lt. Hedgecock has done!) (Anne Lewis: Murphy! Murphy, it's me. Lewis.) (Robocop lifts his hand to Lewis and she puts his arm on her shoulder and leads and boards him into her police car) (SWAT #1: Lieutenant! Level 3! He's on Level 3) (SWAT #2: Over here, over here!) (Anne Lewis quickly boards on her police car) (Lt. Hedgecock: Open fire!) (Anne Lewis quickly drives away from her tricked SWAT comrades and the traitor as the SWAT open fires at her)||„|
|~ Anne Lewis' timely arrival to rescue her partner Robocop from being destroyed by her friend-turned traitor Lt. Hedgecock who followed Dick Jones' orders to destroy him.|
|“||Get your claws off my grandson, Vilgax!||„|
|~ Max Tennyson rescuing Ben Tennyson from Vilgax.|
|“||(Mr. Grasshopper: James, up here!) (Glowworm: Hello! We are here!) (A green light shines down.) (Mr. Centipede: Hey, buddy! (Aunt Sponge: What are they?) (Glowworm: Young James!) (Mr. Centipede: Hey, Jimmy!) (Aunt Spiker: Bugs!) (Mr. Centipede: Need a little help down there?) (Aunt Sponge: Giant bugs!) (Spiker and Sponge scream.) (Mr. Centipede: Hey, you old biddies!) (blows raspberry) (Aunt Sponge: Help! Help us!) (Mrs. Ladybug: Whoo-ee! Here we are, dear!) (Earthworm: Hello, James!) (James: I told you they were real!) (Mr. Grasshopper: Hello, old boy!) (Miss Spider: Requesting clearance to land!)||„|
|~ The bugs' timely arrival to rescue James from Spiker and Sponge.|
|“||Permission to come aboard, captain! Da da da da da da da! Da da da da da da da da da da! (flies down with his new spatula) Did someone order a spatula? (Squidward and Mr. Krabs mutter in shock) That's right! One hydrodynamic spatula with... (two spatulas pop out on the sides of the previous one) ...port-and-starboard attachments! And lets not forget the turbo drive! (the two extending spatulas twirl around and smack Squidward and Mr. Krabs in the face) Would you believe they only had one in stock? To the kitchen! (to the anchovies) Who's hungry?!||„|
|~ SpongeBob's timely arrival to save Mr. Krabs and Squidward from the hungry anchovies.|