The gist of this foolish exchange is that you're about to embark on some kind of super dangerous mission or endeavor. And sure, you already have a team of people willing to help you assembled, but let's ignore them in favor of letting one person go ahead to face the ultimate challenge.
"Don't worry; they'll hang back and fight me one by one. It makes perfect sense."
This is how the movie Labyrinth ends, with the stupid girl who has a history of making the wrong decision every single goddamn time she has to make a decision deciding she needs to fight David Bowie's bulging crotch alone, despite having a giant Muppet that can control rocks on her side. If this were the real world, if I were on my way to David Bowie's house back when he was alive, God rest his soul, intent on finding my little brother that he kidnapped for some reason, do you know what would happen? Within five minutes, David Bowie would have fucked me so hard I would have forgotten why I was there. That's the power David Bowie had. That and musical genius. Point is, when he's the Lord of Goblins and his most noticeable skill is a prehensile cock in bicycle shorts, don't send the teenage girl in alone. That would never work. Only in fiction.
Transformers: Age Of Garbage also features this scene, but of course you don't know that because the human mind is genetically hardwired to not retain memories of Transformer movies. Optimus Prime assures everyone he must fight the Dinobots alone, because Roboreasons. Also the Creators or whatever the fuck they are, because Roboreasons The Squeakquel. He does lots of stuff for reasons, and that's why he's the leader, and that's why guys like Bumblebee and Gridsquat and Trampsmash just sit in the background Transforming into Audis or whoever the fuck sponsored the film.
"We'll just be over here, destroying the ozone. No hurry."
In real life, what kind of twat does anything alone that could be better accomplished with a group? A giant one, I guess. But not a regular one.
"Need help carrying that sofa up those stairs?"
"No, this is something I need to do alone."
"You sure? This thing weighs like 400 pounds."
"I'm sure. You see ... I'm an idiot."
Screw that shit. You get everyone and their uncle to move that sofa for you so you don't even have to get off the thing. That's the way a real hero works, by delegating and making everyone marginally miserable/happy.
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