History DamselInDistress / VideoGames

23rd Jul '16 2:03:14 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''SuikodenV'' has a {{subversion}} with Princess Lymsleia. While she is held hostage for most of the game, she chooses to [[spoiler: use her authority to attempt an escape from the Godwins and in the war in the favor of LaResistance in a supposed assault on them]] rather than accept the state of affairs.

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* ''SuikodenV'' ''VideoGame/SuikodenV'' has a {{subversion}} with Princess Lymsleia. While she is held hostage for most of the game, she chooses to [[spoiler: use her authority to attempt an escape from the Godwins and in the war in the favor of LaResistance in a supposed assault on them]] rather than accept the state of affairs.



* Parodied in ''ResetGeneration'' where EVERY player tries to 'rescue' a princess from every other player.

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* Parodied in ''ResetGeneration'' ''VideoGame/ResetGeneration'' where EVERY player tries to 'rescue' a princess from every other player.
6th Jul '16 8:07:04 PM Karxrida
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** In ''FireEmblemAwakening'' we have [[spoiler: Emmeryn, who's captured and threatened with death unless Chrom gives King Gangrel Ylisse's treasure]], Lissa's best friend Maribelle taken hostage by Gangrel for trying to call a cease and desist to the bandit attacks, Nowi the Manakete who was put on an auction block and treated like a circus animal, and [[spoiler: Noire, Tharja's daughter]] who's captured by a slave trader and held prisoner [[spoiler: until she finds a bow lying on the ground and her [[SuperpoweredEvilSide alternate self]] takes over.]]

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** In ''FireEmblemAwakening'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' we have [[spoiler: Emmeryn, who's captured and threatened with death unless Chrom gives King Gangrel Ylisse's treasure]], Lissa's best friend Maribelle taken hostage by Gangrel for trying to call a cease and desist to the bandit attacks, Nowi the Manakete who was put on an auction block and treated like a circus animal, and [[spoiler: Noire, Tharja's daughter]] who's captured by a slave trader and held prisoner [[spoiler: until she finds a bow lying on the ground and her [[SuperpoweredEvilSide alternate self]] takes over.]]
16th Jun '16 6:03:13 PM nombretomado
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* Princess Kiku in ''{{Tenchu}}'' gets kidnapped in every game she appears in. It's played with in ''Tenchu 4'', where [[spoiler:she orders Rikimaru to kill her as a way to defeat the BigBad who was holding her hostage, and he eventually complies]].

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* Princess Kiku in ''{{Tenchu}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Tenchu}}'' gets kidnapped in every game she appears in. It's played with in ''Tenchu 4'', where [[spoiler:she orders Rikimaru to kill her as a way to defeat the BigBad who was holding her hostage, and he eventually complies]].
2nd Mar '16 10:56:38 PM Chirpa43
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*** TSS and its remakes are an example of this trope getting way out of hand. Jessica, Mia, and Fresca all end up sick and helpless during the Pao arc of the game, and their male significant others have to explore a dungeon without them to find the cure. Needless to say, UnfortunateImplications abound.
18th Feb '16 3:04:07 PM Chirpa43
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*** TSS and its remakes are an example of this trope getting way out of hand. Jessica, Mia, and Fresca all end up sick and helpless during the Pao arc of the game, and their male significant others have to explore a dungeon without them to find the cure. Needless to say, UnfortunateImplications abound.
30th Jan '16 11:10:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* Miyu in ''RedSteel'' is kidnapped on the first level, and the rest of the game revolves around bringing down the {{yakuza}} in order to save her.

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* Miyu in ''RedSteel'' ''VideoGame/RedSteel'' is kidnapped on the first level, and the rest of the game revolves around bringing down the {{yakuza}} in order to save her.
19th Nov '15 5:32:57 PM nombretomado
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* In ''RuneFactory3'' [[spoiler:your fiance]] is kidnapped near the end of the game. This doesn't make her look bad since the one kidnapping her is [[spoiler:a super powerful dragon.]]

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* In ''RuneFactory3'' ''VideoGame/RuneFactory3'' [[spoiler:your fiance]] is kidnapped near the end of the game. This doesn't make her look bad since the one kidnapping her is [[spoiler:a super powerful dragon.]]
13th Nov '15 12:34:22 AM WritersShepherd
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* The titular princess of ''VideoGame/{{Tsioque}}'' seems to be this as she's immediately captured and put in the castle dungeon. She [[{{Averted}} averts]] this by breaking out of the cage herself.
12th Nov '15 10:37:57 AM Willbyr
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* Kaori plays this role in ''EienNoAselia'' despite theoretically having the same ass kicking potential as any stranger would. But she never even acquires a weapon and is instead held hostage for almost the entirety of the game by one person or another.

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* Kaori plays this role in ''EienNoAselia'' ''VisualNovel/EienNoAselia'' despite theoretically having the same ass kicking potential as any stranger would. But she never even acquires a weapon and is instead held hostage for almost the entirety of the game by one person or another.
27th Aug '15 10:06:02 PM GoodGamer14
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** Rosalina needs Mario's help to power her Starship in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'', as Bowser made it lose all its power. Without him she would be stranded in space.



** Baby Luigi becomes this in the ''VideoGame/YoshisIsland'' games. One of the babies helping Yoshi save him in the DS game is in fact Baby Peach!
** Mario ''himself'' is the damsel in ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'' and ''VideoGame/SuperPrincessPeach'' (and the non-canon ''Mario is Missing'').
** Averted in ''Yoshi's Safari'' where Princess Peach isn't kidnapped for once. Instead, she tasks Mario with saving a prince and a king in a neighboring kingdom where they were invaded and captured by Bowser and his minions.
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