History DamselInDistress / WebOriginal

23rd Sep '17 11:01:51 AM WaterBlap
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* {{Discussed}} by Blog/WorstMuse: "Your protagonist is just a little too perfect? Maybe consider making her adorably clumsy and in need of frequent rescue."
10th Jun '17 1:26:50 PM nombretomado
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* ''WhateleyUniverse'': Jinn Sinclair in "Bottle a Jinn", when she is "absorbed" by RichBitch Solange (Jinn is a protagonist, but is non-corporeal, and Solange has the power of being able to absorb spirits and steal their powers). [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] when [[BigDamnHeroes Team Kimba]] try to rescue her and end up in a huge brawl that gets them into serious trouble with the school administration. They realize afterward that Jinn isn't helpless, is manipulating Solange against her will, and needed a much smarter plan from her team. Ultimately, [[spoiler: Jinn cons Solange into letting her go just seconds before Solange will most need her powers.]]

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* ''WhateleyUniverse'': ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'': Jinn Sinclair in "Bottle a Jinn", when she is "absorbed" by RichBitch Solange (Jinn is a protagonist, but is non-corporeal, and Solange has the power of being able to absorb spirits and steal their powers). [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] when [[BigDamnHeroes Team Kimba]] try to rescue her and end up in a huge brawl that gets them into serious trouble with the school administration. They realize afterward that Jinn isn't helpless, is manipulating Solange against her will, and needed a much smarter plan from her team. Ultimately, [[spoiler: Jinn cons Solange into letting her go just seconds before Solange will most need her powers.]]
8th Apr '17 10:13:14 AM nombretomado
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* The [[DistressBall normally competent]] Lord of the Supreme Council of ''TheQuestportChronicles'', winds up as [[spoiler:her sister]]'s prisoner. [[ComplainingAboutRescuesTheyDontLike She's not happy]] [[UnwantedRescue to be rescued]].

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* The [[DistressBall normally competent]] Lord of the Supreme Council of ''TheQuestportChronicles'', ''Literature/TheQuestportChronicles'', winds up as [[spoiler:her sister]]'s prisoner. [[ComplainingAboutRescuesTheyDontLike She's not happy]] [[UnwantedRescue to be rescued]].
27th Jul '15 6:51:22 AM emeriin
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* Miss Stockholm in ''WebVideo/PopQuizHotshot'', who is kept in the basement with a low cut dress and handcuffs. Notably she existed just for the pilot and got retconned out in episodes after, even Tamara (her actress) didn't enjoy being her.
23rd Aug '14 3:30:07 PM AwSamWeston
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* {{Discussed}} by Blog/WorstMuse: "Your protagonist is just a little too perfect? Maybe consider making her adorably clumsy and in need of frequent rescue."
18th Aug '13 9:51:33 AM MacronNotes
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* In ''Roleplay/TheGamersAlliance'', [[WhiteHairedPrettyGirl Amarawyn]] and [[TheSpymaster Marya]] both get in trouble a few times, prompting heroes to save them from kidnappers.

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* In ''Roleplay/TheGamersAlliance'', [[WhiteHairedPrettyGirl Amarawyn]] Amarawyn and [[TheSpymaster Marya]] both get in trouble a few times, prompting heroes to save them from kidnappers.
18th Mar '13 6:22:11 PM ManCalledTrue
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* Anita Sarkeesian of WebVideo/FeministFrequency has started releasing The Tropes Vs Women in Video Games:
** The first two are about the DamselInDistress. The first focuses on the definition (a woman rendered completely helpless so the hero can rescue her) and the history of the trope from some of its earliest incarnations up to the year 2000. The second will focus on more modern games.
10th Mar '13 11:19:35 PM lexicon
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* Anita Sarkeesian of WebVideo/FeministFrequency has started releasing The Tropes Vs Women in Video Games:
** The first two are about the DamselInDistress. The first focuses on the definition (a woman rendered completely helpless so the hero can rescue her) and the history of the trope from some of its earliest incarnations up to the year 2000. The second will focus on more modern games.
23rd Jan '13 10:59:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* The frequent abductions of Princesses Peach and Zelda are playfully deconstructed in [[http://www.collegehumor.com/video/6386756/peach-and-zelda-catch-up this CollegeHumor video]].

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* The frequent abductions of Princesses Peach and Zelda are playfully deconstructed in [[http://www.collegehumor.com/video/6386756/peach-and-zelda-catch-up this CollegeHumor video]].this]] ''Website/CollegeHumor'' video.
28th Nov '12 10:45:05 AM CaveCat
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* In ''Roleplay/TheGamersAlliance'', [[WhiteHairedPrettyGirl Amarawyn]] and [[TheSpymaster Marya]] both get in trouble a few times, prompting heroes to save them from kidnappers.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEVU-YLpM8A This video]] is probaly the best [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstruction]] of this trope in the history of anything ever.
* ''WhateleyUniverse'': Jinn Sinclair in "Bottle a Jinn", when she is "absorbed" by RichBitch Solange (Jinn is a protagonist, but is non-corporeal, and Solange has the power of being able to absorb spirits and steal their powers). [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] when [[BigDamnHeroes Team Kimba]] try to rescue her and end up in a huge brawl that gets them into serious trouble with the school administration. They realize afterward that Jinn isn't helpless, is manipulating Solange against her will, and needed a much smarter plan from her team. Ultimately, [[spoiler: Jinn cons Solange into letting her go just seconds before Solange will most need her powers.]]
* Tania in ''WebVideo/WormtoothNation'' starts off as one after being nixed.
* The [[DistressBall normally competent]] Lord of the Supreme Council of ''TheQuestportChronicles'', winds up as [[spoiler:her sister]]'s prisoner. [[ComplainingAboutRescuesTheyDontLike She's not happy]] [[UnwantedRescue to be rescued]].
* The frequent abductions of Princesses Peach and Zelda are playfully deconstructed in [[http://www.collegehumor.com/video/6386756/peach-and-zelda-catch-up this CollegeHumor video]].
-->'''Zelda:''' Ganondorf has an ''entire army'' of loyal minions, and they do whatever I say! Link just has that stupid fairy...
* In WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick's Dark Nella Saga, the titular BigBad tied the Makeover Fairy up the bathtub and tortured her by scraping her make-up off. She looked exactly the same afterwards.
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