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20th Aug '16 9:44:00 AM nombretomado
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* In the ''{{Dragonlance}}'' novel Dragons of Spring Dawning, [[FourStarBadass the Golden General, Laurana,]] is captured by her ArchEnemy, [[DarkActionGirl the Dragon Highlord Kitiara]], and [[ComeToGawk put on display at the Council of Highlords as Kitiara's gift to the]] [[BigBad evil goddess, Tahkisis.]] But even after being manhandled by Kitiara and with Takhisis, in her five headed dragon form, towering over her, Laurana stays defiant and, when the chance presents itself, breaks free, steals Kitiara's weapon, and single handedly fights her way out of the chamber, setting off an EnemyCivilWar in the process.

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* In the ''{{Dragonlance}}'' ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' novel Dragons of Spring Dawning, [[FourStarBadass the Golden General, Laurana,]] is captured by her ArchEnemy, [[DarkActionGirl the Dragon Highlord Kitiara]], and [[ComeToGawk put on display at the Council of Highlords as Kitiara's gift to the]] [[BigBad evil goddess, Tahkisis.]] But even after being manhandled by Kitiara and with Takhisis, in her five headed dragon form, towering over her, Laurana stays defiant and, when the chance presents itself, breaks free, steals Kitiara's weapon, and single handedly fights her way out of the chamber, setting off an EnemyCivilWar in the process.
15th Aug '16 11:35:01 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''ARG/ILoveBees'': ActionGirl Jan James becomes one when gangster Thin Kinkle kidnaps her.

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* ''ARG/ILoveBees'': ''ARG/ILoveBees'' (a ''VideoGame/Halo2'' ARG): ActionGirl Jan James becomes one when gangster Thin Kinkle kidnaps her.
30th Jul '16 6:29:22 PM salvadorfranz
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* Lamia Loveless in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' at first is well known for her serious and analytical personality. The fact that she has some of the better SuperRobot, has a high position and is the most senior of the new Aggressors (only [[BadassNormal Kai]] is more senior than her) all points out that she is one of the more badass characters. Yet, in OG Gaiden, she is captured by the ODE [[WorfHadTheFlu while having no way to enter her mech]], spurred the rest of the EFA to rescue her, ends up getting shot down near dead by an BigBadWannabe, CameBackWrong by another enemy and even spurring an ex-enemy of hers to rescue her, making it look like she got hit by {{Chickification}}. Fortunately for her, once she recovered, it doesn't take another game for her to be active in battlefield again and her skills did not deteriorate, she's still the same effective soldier she was in the previous titles.

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* Lamia Loveless in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration'' at first is well known for her serious and analytical personality. The fact that she has some of the better SuperRobot, has a high position and is the most senior of the new Aggressors (only [[BadassNormal Kai]] is more senior than her) all points out that she is one of the more badass characters. Yet, in OG Gaiden, she is captured by the ODE [[WorfHadTheFlu while having no way to enter her mech]], spurred the rest of the EFA to rescue her, ends up getting shot down near dead by an BigBadWannabe, CameBackWrong by another enemy and even spurring an ex-enemy of hers to rescue her, making it look like she got hit by {{Chickification}}. Fortunately for her, once she recovered, it doesn't take another game for her to be active in battlefield again and her skills did not deteriorate, she's still the same effective soldier she was in the previous titles.titles.
** Touya Shiun in ''The Moon Dwellers'' gets kidnapped quite a bit in the game because the Fury want to recover his mech that badly. Though he does have an excuse as why to he gets kidnapped: the Fury resort to ''stopping time'' just to kidnap the guy and the Granteed can't stop time because it doesn't have any Larselium inside it.
29th Jul '16 12:33:44 AM DefyingGallifrey
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** In "the Pandorica Opens", the Doctor is trapped in the ultimate prison - the titular Pandorica. It takes Rory (with, admittedly, some help from a future Doctor) to break him out.
** In "Let's Kill Hitler, the Doctor is dying slowly and painfully after being poisoned by [[spoiler: River Song]]. She then has to rescue Amy and Rory, as the Doctor is too weak to do it himself. [[spoiler: After he dies, she brings him back by sacrificing all her remaining regenerations.]]
** The Doctor is again incapacitated in "the Name of the Doctor" when the Great Intelligence enters his tomb and [[spoiler: scatters himself throughout the Doctor's timeline]]. It is now Clara's turn to save him by [[spoiler: jumping into the Doctor's timestream herself]].
26th Jul '16 4:04:05 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* In ''VideoGame/MarvelSuperHeroes'', Thor, She Hulk, Nova, Drax, and the Scarlet Witch have all been turned to stone somehow by Thanos. (Or maybe Mephisto, or maybe both), and are present in the FinalBoss stage as statues. They are restored to life in the Heroes' endings after Thanos is defeated.
24th Jul '16 4:46:11 AM Alia_of
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\n* Happens to [[AntiHero Kane]] in "[[{{Literature/Kane}} Raven's Eyrie]]". He's badly wounded (even for his immense [[HealingFactor healing skills]]), carried by his few faithful men into an inn run by his victim bent on revenge, he is pursued by a ruthless bounty hunter, not to mention the Demon Lord himself. And the only person that seems to want to help him is [[spoiler: his [[ChildByRape daughter]] Klesst]].

25th Jun '16 9:59:38 AM Tron80
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* ''Fanfic/SOE2LoneHeirOfKrypton'': Even though he regards himself as a cowardly wimp, Shinji is a mecha pilot that has killed a bunch of alien monsters and may be pretty badass when he gets serious. Nonetheless, he was captured by a terrorist group in chapter 19 and Asuka had to rescue him.
20th Jun '16 3:06:03 AM Morgenthaler
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So, your {{Badass}} ActionHero is becoming just a bit [[InvincibleHero too powerful and invincible]]. Sure, it's [[RuleOfCool really cool]], but nobody likes a GodModeSue. What can you do to make him seem more human?

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So, your {{Badass}} ActionHero is becoming just a bit [[InvincibleHero too powerful and invincible]]. Sure, it's [[RuleOfCool really cool]], but nobody likes a GodModeSue. What can you do to make him seem more human?



** During the same arc, [[{{Badass}} Natsu]] and Wendy were captured by the king of Edolas and drained of their magic; having been unable to use it in Edolas, they couldn't use their powers to escape and had to be rescued by Lucy, Erza and Gray.

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** During the same arc, [[{{Badass}} Natsu]] Natsu and Wendy were captured by the king of Edolas and drained of their magic; having been unable to use it in Edolas, they couldn't use their powers to escape and had to be rescued by Lucy, Erza and Gray.



* This happens to Kyoya Hibari from ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn''. He's pretty much one of the most {{Badass}} characters in the entire series, and remained largely undefeated. Until the [[GenreShift first serious arc]] with Rokudo Mukuro began. He goes over to fight Mukuro, only to be defeated (due to his [[FlawExploitation weakness being exploited]]), and held captive. With some help from Tsuna and Gokudera, he manages to break out and wreak havoc. His {{Badass}}ness didn't decay ''any'' from it at all.

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* This happens to Kyoya Hibari from ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn''. He's pretty much one of the most {{Badass}} badass characters in the entire series, and remained largely undefeated. Until the [[GenreShift first serious arc]] with Rokudo Mukuro began. He goes over to fight Mukuro, only to be defeated (due to his [[FlawExploitation weakness being exploited]]), and held captive. With some help from Tsuna and Gokudera, he manages to break out and wreak havoc. His {{Badass}}ness badassness didn't decay ''any'' from it at all.



* Kouji Kabuto from ''Anime/MazingerZ'' undoubtedly is a {{Hotblooded}} {{Badass}}, an excellent HumongousMecha pilot, a great sharpshooter and a competent fighter can take care of himself even when he is outside of his giant robot. However he often needed being rescued either because he had fallen into a trap or because the odds were brutally against him. It happened several times in ''Anime/GreatMazinger'', ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'' and ''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}'', but it was specially glaring in ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'', where he was demoted from TheLeader to TheLancer, and instead of a HumongousMecha he piloted a support unit. However usually he was saved by a BigDamnHeroes moment from Sayaka, Boss, Tetsuya or Duke, so even when he was in danger, usually it ended up in a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.

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* Kouji Kabuto from ''Anime/MazingerZ'' undoubtedly is a {{Hotblooded}} {{Badass}}, badass, an excellent HumongousMecha pilot, a great sharpshooter and a competent fighter can take care of himself even when he is outside of his giant robot. However he often needed being rescued either because he had fallen into a trap or because the odds were brutally against him. It happened several times in ''Anime/GreatMazinger'', ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'' and ''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}'', but it was specially glaring in ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'', where he was demoted from TheLeader to TheLancer, and instead of a HumongousMecha he piloted a support unit. However usually he was saved by a BigDamnHeroes moment from Sayaka, Boss, Tetsuya or Duke, so even when he was in danger, usually it ended up in a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.



* Happens quite often in the Max Gladstone's ''Literature/CraftSequence''. In the first book ''Literature/ThreePartsDead'', [[{{Badass}} Elayne Kevarian]] was robbed of her free will. In the second book ''Literature/TwoSerpentsRise'', it happens to the Lich King CEO.

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* Happens quite often in the Max Gladstone's ''Literature/CraftSequence''. In the first book ''Literature/ThreePartsDead'', [[{{Badass}} Elayne Kevarian]] Kevarian was robbed of her free will. In the second book ''Literature/TwoSerpentsRise'', it happens to the Lich King CEO.



* In ''Literature/{{Outlander}}'', [[{{Badass}} Jamie]] is taken prisoner by the villain, and his wife Claire has to rescue him from being tortured and hung. He does not suffer BadassDecay in this, mostly because Claire's first attempt to save him is botched, and he has to save HER by offering himself to the villain to torture and rape as he pleases without crying out.
* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''. Harry Dresden gets tied up/manacled/[[DistressedDude whatever]] on a regular basis and often needs to be rescued, but gets himself out of the situation just as often and [[{{Badass}} kicks]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome so much]] [[CrazyAwesome ass]] that no one really holds it against him.

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* In ''Literature/{{Outlander}}'', [[{{Badass}} Jamie]] Jamie] is taken prisoner by the villain, and his wife Claire has to rescue him from being tortured and hung. He does not suffer BadassDecay in this, mostly because Claire's first attempt to save him is botched, and he has to save HER by offering himself to the villain to torture and rape as he pleases without crying out.
* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''. Harry Dresden gets tied up/manacled/[[DistressedDude whatever]] on a regular basis and often needs to be rescued, but gets himself out of the situation just as often and [[{{Badass}} kicks]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome kicks so much]] [[CrazyAwesome ass]] much ass that no one really holds it against him.



* Lamia Loveless in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' at first is well known for her serious and analytical personality. The fact that she has some of the better SuperRobot, has a high position and is the most senior of the new Aggressors (only [[BadassNormal Kai]] is more senior than her) all points out that she is one of the more {{Badass}} characters. Yet, in OG Gaiden, she is captured by the ODE [[WorfHadTheFlu while having no way to enter her mech]], spurred the rest of the EFA to rescue her, ends up getting shot down near dead by an BigBadWannabe, CameBackWrong by another enemy and even spurring an ex-enemy of hers to rescue her, making it look like she got hit by {{Chickification}}. Fortunately for her, once she recovered, it doesn't take another game for her to be active in battlefield again and her skills did not deteriorate, she's still the same effective soldier she was in the previous titles.

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* Lamia Loveless in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' at first is well known for her serious and analytical personality. The fact that she has some of the better SuperRobot, has a high position and is the most senior of the new Aggressors (only [[BadassNormal Kai]] is more senior than her) all points out that she is one of the more {{Badass}} badass characters. Yet, in OG Gaiden, she is captured by the ODE [[WorfHadTheFlu while having no way to enter her mech]], spurred the rest of the EFA to rescue her, ends up getting shot down near dead by an BigBadWannabe, CameBackWrong by another enemy and even spurring an ex-enemy of hers to rescue her, making it look like she got hit by {{Chickification}}. Fortunately for her, once she recovered, it doesn't take another game for her to be active in battlefield again and her skills did not deteriorate, she's still the same effective soldier she was in the previous titles.



* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight''. Saber in the [[RoadCone Unlimited Blade Works route]] got her contract removed by Caster and was caught, and [[GoGoEnslavement was given a sexy outfit]] while being restrained by magic and is being coaxed to be Caster's servant, with only her high magic resistance to avoid being completely dominated, and it takes Rin's {{plan}} and Lancer's sudden offer for help (stalling Archer who turned coat) for Shiro to eventually save Saber... and Rin formed a new contract on Saber, amping her skills UpToEleven, technically making her even ''more'' {{Badass}} than she was in Shiro's contract.

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* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight''. Saber in the [[RoadCone Unlimited Blade Works route]] got her contract removed by Caster and was caught, and [[GoGoEnslavement was given a sexy outfit]] while being restrained by magic and is being coaxed to be Caster's servant, with only her high magic resistance to avoid being completely dominated, and it takes Rin's {{plan}} and Lancer's sudden offer for help (stalling Archer who turned coat) for Shiro to eventually save Saber... and Rin formed a new contract on Saber, amping her skills UpToEleven, technically making her even ''more'' {{Badass}} badass than she was in Shiro's contract.



* Agent Tex from ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', easily the most {{Badass}} character in the series (especially in ''Revelation''), regularly gets captured and requires the assistance of the far less competent Reds and Blues.

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* Agent Tex from ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', easily the most {{Badass}} badass character in the series (especially in ''Revelation''), regularly gets captured and requires the assistance of the far less competent Reds and Blues.



* The most {{Badass}} character of ''Webcomic/{{Marooned}}'' is easily Lian. There is an entire story arc devoted to her captivity and rescue.

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* The most {{Badass}} badass character of ''Webcomic/{{Marooned}}'' is easily Lian. There is an entire story arc devoted to her captivity and rescue.
17th Jun '16 5:30:03 AM erforce
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* VideoGame/DonkeyKong in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong Junior'', ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry 2'', and ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry 3''. After defeating [[BigBad Kaptain K Rool]] in [=DKC2=], he stands up again, seemingly NighInvulnerable. Donkey Kong decides he's had enough, bursts from his ropes and [[{{Shoryuken}} uppercuts]] K Rool [[MegatonPunch out of the air ship,]] [[HumiliationConga bouncing him off of each stage of Crocodile Isle before getting chomped by a school of sharks.]]

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* VideoGame/DonkeyKong Franchise/DonkeyKong in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong Junior'', ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry 2'', ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongJr'', ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry2DiddysKongQuest'', and ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry 3''.''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry3DixieKongsDoubleTrouble''. After defeating [[BigBad Kaptain K Rool]] in [=DKC2=], he stands up again, seemingly NighInvulnerable. Donkey Kong decides he's had enough, bursts from his ropes and [[{{Shoryuken}} uppercuts]] K Rool [[MegatonPunch out of the air ship,]] [[HumiliationConga bouncing him off of each stage of Crocodile Isle before getting chomped by a school of sharks.]]



** In ''[[SonicChronicles Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood]]'', the first part of the game revolves around the kidnapping of Knuckles. Subverted in that when the party reach where he was being held hostage, [[spoiler: he has just finished escaping by himself]].
** In SonicLostWorld, Tails gets captured by the Deadly Six about halfway through the game. [[spoiler: Like Knuckles, he saved himself, but also managed to fool his captors into thinking they'd won]].

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** In ''[[SonicChronicles ''[[VideoGame/SonicChronicles Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood]]'', the first part of the game revolves around the kidnapping of Knuckles. Subverted in that when the party reach where he was being held hostage, [[spoiler: he has just finished escaping by himself]].
** In SonicLostWorld, ''VideoGame/SonicLostWorld'', Tails gets captured by the Deadly Six about halfway through the game. [[spoiler: Like Knuckles, he saved himself, but also managed to fool his captors into thinking they'd won]].
15th Jun '16 7:37:36 PM Doug86
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* Any heroes in ''MarvelComics'' who got captured in the Skrull Invasion during the ''Secret Invasion'' storyline, including [[spoiler:Elektra, Spider-Woman, or even the highly-dangerous Black Bolt]]. After rescue, they resume their life as superheroes, some of them are also ''bitter'' against any remaining Skrulls and should they cross their path again, they ''will'' kick butt.

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* Any heroes in ''MarvelComics'' ''Creator/MarvelComics'' who got captured in the Skrull Invasion during the ''Secret Invasion'' storyline, including [[spoiler:Elektra, Spider-Woman, or even the highly-dangerous Black Bolt]]. After rescue, they resume their life as superheroes, some of them are also ''bitter'' against any remaining Skrulls and should they cross their path again, they ''will'' kick butt.
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