History DamselInDistress / VideoGames

23rd Apr '17 8:38:17 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/TalesSeries:''

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* ''Franchise/TalesSeries:''''VideoGame/TalesSeries:''
11th Apr '17 6:32:04 PM nombretomado
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* If you romance a Governor's Daughter enough in the 2004 version of ''SidMeiersPirates'', then when you next visit the port the Governor will tearfully tell you that she has been kidnapped by the Evil Colonel Mendoza and beg you to hunt him down and rescue her. (Successfully doing so leads to the opportunity to propose marriage shortly after.)

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* If you romance a Governor's Daughter enough in the 2004 version of ''SidMeiersPirates'', ''VideoGame/SidMeiersPirates'', then when you next visit the port the Governor will tearfully tell you that she has been kidnapped by the Evil Colonel Mendoza and beg you to hunt him down and rescue her. (Successfully doing so leads to the opportunity to propose marriage shortly after.)
7th Jan '17 3:53:21 PM nombretomado
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* Flora Reinhold, Franchise/ProfessorLayton's foster daughter, gets stuck in this role in his games. In the original game of the series, she's more of a BarrierMaiden than a DistressedDamsel, but in the other two games where she appears so far, she has great aptitude for being kidnapped. She also goes missing in ''Professor Layton's London Life'', the bonus RPG packaged with some releases of ''ProfessorLaytonAndTheSpectersFlute'' [[spoiler:- but she hasn't been kidnapped. She's preparing to sacrifice herself to prevent TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. Poor kid.]]

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* Flora Reinhold, Franchise/ProfessorLayton's foster daughter, gets stuck in this role in his games. In the original game of the series, she's more of a BarrierMaiden than a DistressedDamsel, but in the other two games where she appears so far, she has great aptitude for being kidnapped. She also goes missing in ''Professor Layton's London Life'', the bonus RPG packaged with some releases of ''ProfessorLaytonAndTheSpectersFlute'' ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheLastSpecter'' [[spoiler:- but she hasn't been kidnapped. She's preparing to sacrifice herself to prevent TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. Poor kid.]]
21st Dec '16 10:03:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* Liara's establishing character moment in ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'' involves rescuing her from a forcefield she got herself stuck inside, fighting off a krogan battlemaster while she hides in a corner, then saving her from a collapsing volcano. To avoid confusion, and confirm her love-interest status, she then proceeds to faint once she arrives on your ship, since she spent anywhere from hours to days without food or water in extremely stressful situation. Once she's had a proper rest she reveals herself for the BadAss she really is in the next mission you take her along. [[TookALevelInBadass More so in the sequel.]]

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* Liara's establishing character moment in ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'' involves rescuing her from a forcefield she got herself stuck inside, fighting off a krogan battlemaster while she hides in a corner, then saving her from a collapsing volcano. To avoid confusion, and confirm her love-interest status, she then proceeds to faint once she arrives on your ship, since she spent anywhere from hours to days without food or water in extremely stressful situation. Once she's had a proper rest she reveals herself for the BadAss badass she really is in the next mission you take her along. [[TookALevelInBadass More so in the sequel.]]
20th Oct '16 3:42:27 PM ShivaIndis
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* The [[{{VideoGame/Lunar}} Lunar series]] rarely passes on an opportunity to incorporate a love interest rescue into one of its finales.

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* The [[{{VideoGame/Lunar}} Lunar series]] ''Franchise/{{Lunar}}'' series rarely passes on an opportunity to incorporate a love interest rescue into one of its finales.
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.
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