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6th Apr '17 9:50:58 PM nombretomado
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** In ''PokemonSpecial'', [[TheChick Platinum]] initially seems to be the living embodiment of the trope, as she rarely goes '''ANYWHERE''' without getting herself into trouble. It was so obvious that [[IdiotHero Diamond]] was able to point out and lampshade this only after ''4 chapters into the story''; most anime and manga characters don't realise this sort of thing ''ever''.

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** In ''PokemonSpecial'', ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', [[TheChick Platinum]] initially seems to be the living embodiment of the trope, as she rarely goes '''ANYWHERE''' without getting herself into trouble. It was so obvious that [[IdiotHero Diamond]] was able to point out and lampshade this only after ''4 chapters into the story''; most anime and manga characters don't realise this sort of thing ''ever''.
21st Jan '16 5:00:10 AM Ohio9
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* Kagome from Manga/Inuyasha has to deal with more then a fair share of kidnappings. This can be somewhat justified on grounds that she starts the series as a normal teenager with no combat training who is thrust in a world where she constantly faces life-threatening situations.

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* Kagome from Manga/Inuyasha ''Manga/InuYasha'' has to deal with more then a fair share of kidnappings. This can be somewhat justified on grounds that she starts the series as a normal teenager with no combat training who is thrust in a world where she constantly faces life-threatening situations.
21st Jan '16 4:59:28 AM Ohio9
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* Kagome from Manga/Inuyasha has to deal with more then a fair share of kidnappings. This can be somewhat justified on grounds that she starts the series as a normal teenager with no combat training who is thrust in a world where she constantly faces life-threatening situations.
** Rin probably personifies this trope more then any other character in the series, though this makes sense as a normal small child with no fighting skills who travels with a demon lord who has many powerful enemies.
21st Jan '16 4:41:36 AM Ohio9
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* Miaka from ''Manga/FushigiYuugi''. Despite being the main protaganist of the series, she ends up needing to be rescued from wild animals, bandits, the BigBad, and just about anything else that a human being might concievably need rescuing from.
14th Sep '15 1:08:22 PM Lyner
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* Iwai from TheSeveringCrimeEdge is doomed to this. She's small, weak, has little experience in the real world, and she's surrounded by serial killers with unbreakable super-weapons who can have any wish granted if they kill her. One could even argue that the organization that'd kept her for much of her life deliberately arranged her lifestyle to make her into a DID, since they love nothing more than gruesome crimes and moving stories like a hero rescuing a princess. That said, she does have some steel in her even if she can do little to fight back. One enemy who's obsessed with authority and power has Iwai nearly raped by several men, gets her beloved to attack her, then tries some mild torture when she finally reaches them. Despite everything, Iwai just stares at her enemy with defiant hate in her eyes, refusing to break under the torment.
12th Aug '15 9:58:56 AM sgamer82
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* In ''Manga/{{Otoyomegatari}}'', Mr. Smith's refusal to marry Talas out of pity meets bewilderment: Saving her is what a man ''does'', right?

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* In ''Manga/{{Otoyomegatari}}'', ''Manga/ABridesStory'', Mr. Smith's refusal to marry Talas out of pity meets bewilderment: Saving her is what a man ''does'', right?
3rd Aug '15 11:58:49 PM sgamer82
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* Shirayuki of ''Manga/AkagamiNoShirayukihime'' occasionally falls into this category, though as a PluckyGirl she doesn't take it lying down and tends to [[DamselOutOfDistress try to do something about it herself]]. Played completely straight during the Tanburn arc, where she is [[spoiler: not only kidnapped, but then ''kidnapped from her kidnappers'']].

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* Shirayuki of ''Manga/AkagamiNoShirayukihime'' ''Manga/SnowWhiteWithTheRedHair'' occasionally falls into this category, though as a PluckyGirl she doesn't take it lying down and tends to [[DamselOutOfDistress try to do something about it herself]]. Played completely straight during the Tanburn arc, where she is [[spoiler: not only kidnapped, but then ''kidnapped from her kidnappers'']].
28th May '15 10:04:05 AM cillianflood
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* Maeda in ''Manga/CromartieHighSchool'' is a text book example despite being male. Very commonly plots are kicked off because he gets kidnapped by a rival high school prompting the students of Cromartie to go rescue him. Though, being a comedy show, it's played for laughs and he rarely gets rescued since the protagonists will usually get lost or caught up in something else.
25th Apr '15 10:26:02 AM rafi
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* Saori Kido in ''Manga/SaintSeiya''. Often hir role in the story is be kidnapped or offers herself as a hostage to save her friends. Despite that she is the goddess Athena!
21st Apr '15 6:51:28 AM rafi
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* Lyra/Kitty from ''Manga/KimbaTheWhiteLion''.



* Lyra/Kitty from ''Anime/KimbaTheWhiteLion''.


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* ''Manga/OnePiece'': Nico Robin twice.
** Most of Enies Lobby is a RescueArc where the Straw Hats are fighting the CP9 to save Robin. However, her status as a damsel in distress is justified by the fact that she willingly let herself get captured. She felt she had to die, so she surrendered to the World Government. Plus, although she was bound with Seastone by the time she regained the will to live, she still tried her best to escape, and the only reason she failed was because Spandam kept using Funkfreed to keep her in line. She started fighting back the moment she was freed from the Seastone.
** The second time was when [[spoiler:Bartholomew Kuma]] blasted her to Tequila Wolf, where [[spoiler:she was forced to work as a slave]]. But in this case, she [[spoiler:was saved by Revolutionaries more or less instantly]] and was not bound with [[KryptoniteFactor Seastone]] anyway, making her status as "distressed" questionable at best.
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