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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.
12th Jun '16 7:54:40 PM Scrounge
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** Princess Celestia is this in both the series pilot and the Season 2 finale. She's generally acknowledged to be the BigGood of the series, but is missing during Nightmare Moon's attack and [[spoiler: the queen of the changelings]] (shown on screen), respectively, leaving it to Twilight and friends to deal with the threat. (Not counting Discord here as he's less a personal threat and more a global disaster with a sick sense of humor; everypony is ''equally'' helpless against him until the {{plot coupon}}s finally come together at the end of "The Return of Harmony".)

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** Princess Celestia is this in both the series pilot and the Season 2 finale. She's generally acknowledged to be the BigGood of the series, but is missing during Nightmare Moon's attack and [[spoiler: defeated by the queen of the changelings]] (shown on screen), respectively, leaving it to Twilight and friends to deal with the threat. (Not counting Discord here as he's less a personal threat and more a global disaster with a sick sense of humor; everypony is ''equally'' helpless against him until the {{plot coupon}}s finally come together at the end of "The Return of Harmony".))
*** Also in the season 2 finale, inverted with Princess Cadance: she needed rescuing first, ''then'' establishes herself as badass.
27th May '16 8:06:18 AM rafi
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* In ''Anime/NinjaScroll'', Jubei is pinned down by Benisato's legion of poisonous snakes and is rescued by Kagero.
* 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.
** [[spoiler:His adoptive brother]], Tetsuya Tsurugi also found in that position at least once [[spoiler:and he had to be saved by his father's HeroicSacrifice]]. Duke Fleed also was captured sometimes.

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* Casca of ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' is normally a pretty competent ActionGirl. However she's made to be this during the Eclipse when [[spoiler:she's captured and raped to insanity by Femto, AKA Griffith, her former commander]] while Guts is ForcedToWatch.
** Guts himself has already been in these situations more than once. But noticeably against the Baron of Koka and when [[KnightTemplar Farnese]] has him captured, jailed and standing helpless in front of him. Both times, he gets rescued by [[spoiler: Puck]]. Yes.
* In ''Anime/NinjaScroll'', Jubei ''Manga/BlackLagoon'', Revy spends the greater part of an episode knocked out (I think it took a large grenade) by the series' [[ImplacableMan Implacable]] NinjaMaid. When she regained consciousness, a MomentOfAwesome ensued.
* [[spoiler:Manji]] from ''Manga/BladeOfTheImmortal'' becomes one of these during the Prison Arc. It
is up to [[PluckyGirl Rin]], probably the weakest character in the entire manga, to save [[spoiler:him]]. (Though she did get help from others.)
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': In the Fullbring Arc, the BadassInDistress was [[spoiler: Ichigo. Yamamoto even says it's time for Soul Society to repay its debt to Ichigo and band together to save him.]]
* Kallen Stadtfeld from ''Anime/CodeGeass'' was captured at one point in the second season and her time in captivity was used for some CharacterDevelopment. But once she got out of captivity... she killed [[PsychoForHire Luciano Bradley]] and made it clear who the motherfucking ActionGirl of the series is. Even when she was a prisoner she punched the fuck outta Suzaku while wearing a PimpedOutDress.
* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'':
** Done three times to Goku. The first time, Gohan and Krillin had to saved him when he was being crushed to death by Great Ape Vegeta. The second time, Goku had falling ill to the heart virus and lost his Super Saiyan form. Android 19 pinned him and began to suck his energy, slowly killing him. All of Goku's friends rushed to save him, with Vegeta being the one to do it. Finally near the end of the Cell Games, Goku was getting his butt beat by a Cell Jr, he was exhausted from his battle with Cell and was doing worst than the human fighters. Yamcha and Tien had to protect him.
** Vegeta gets this a few times himself. He was saved by Krillin and Gohan when Recoome was ready to kill him with his Eraser Gun. [[UngratefulBastard He wasn't happy for the rescue]]. Later in the Cell Games, Gohan lost the used of his arm protecting Vegeta from a fatal blast from Cell. And at the tail end of the Kid Buu fight, he was
pinned down by Benisato's legion Buu to keep Goku from throwing the Spirit Bomb. It was the combine effects of poisonous snakes Fat Buu and is Mr. Satan that saved him.
** In the Buu Saga, Vegeta and Goku fought their way through Buu's body to rescue Gohan, Goten, Trunks, and Piccolo.
* ''Manga/FairyTail'':
** Erza in the Tower of Heaven arc.
** The entire guild including such powerful guys as Makarov, Mirajane, and Gildarts, when they're sucked into Edolas and turned into an immobile magic source. Only the three Dragon Slayers (who were immune to the teleportation spell) and Lucy (who was protected by her spirits) managed to stay free. Gray and Erza were later freed halfway through the arc, but the rest of the guild spent the entire arc helpless.
** 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 Kagero.
* Kouji Kabuto from ''Anime/MazingerZ'' undoubtedly is a {{Hotblooded}} {{Badass}}, an excellent HumongousMecha pilot, a great sharpshooter
Lucy, Erza and a competent fighter can take care of himself even when he Gray.
** And now again during the Tartaros Arc. The entire guild minus Lucy
is outside of his giant robot. However he often needed being rescued either because he had fallen trapped [[spoiler: as the Cube transforms into a trap or because the odds were brutally against him. It happened several times in ''Anime/GreatMazinger'', ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'' some kind of creature 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.
** [[spoiler:His adoptive brother]], Tetsuya Tsurugi also found in that position at least once [[spoiler:and he had to be saved by his father's HeroicSacrifice]]. Duke Fleed also was captured sometimes.
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* Genjo Sanzo from ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}''. Being the counterpart of DistressedDude extraordinary from the [[Literature/JourneyToTheWest original source]], it is expected that he'll be kidnapped a lot. But instead of wailing for help or just being silent, he stays vigilant and badmouths his captors without even mentioning, "My followers will rescue me." When help does arrive, his response is... "I don't need your help anyway." And it's quite often that once he's freed, he'll either shoot or exorcise his captors dead, and his faith (as rude as it may be) unshaken.
* Kamina from ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' is TheAce, a big-ass {{Determinator}}, and LeeroyJenkins in a mech. Problem is he can never win a fight on his own, and is constantly getting saved by Simon.
** He'd have died in episode 1 if Simon hadn't dug up from below to save him. He's not TheAce at anything but talking big. Which ultimately makes him come off as MORE BADASS than TheAce ever does. He is, at least, competent in hand to hand fighting. [[spoiler: The one time he goes into battle solo against anything tougher than basic Mooks he dies. And he STILL manages to cure the HeroicBSOD that his death inflicts on Simon with a story he conveniently told Yoko mere hours before his death.]]
*** Actually, ''WordOfGod'' says he would have won that fight.
*** [[spoiler:He was also taken by surprise by [[BadassGeneral Thymilphof]] after snapping Simon out of his HeroicBSOD. Thymilphof burst out from under him and mortally wounded him. He still manages to be badass even when dying.]]
*** [[spoiler: Word of God also says that he actually did die there for a second and essentially WILLED himself back to life.]]

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* Genjo Sanzo ''Manga/InuYasha'':
** Sesshoumaru is one of the most powerful characters in the series, but he has been in mortal situations a few times requiring to be saved by his sword's barrier a couple of times and by his younger brother Inuyasha in others. One of the worst happens towards the end when [[BigBad Naraku]] sends Magatsuhi, [[spoiler: the dark will of the [[UltimateEvil Shikon no Tama]]]], for the last shard of the [[DismantledMacGuffin Shikon Jewel]], that is being protected by Sesshoumaru, taking advantage of his "weaponless" state. [[TheChessmaster Magatsuhi]] immediately exploits Sesshoumaru's [[HandicappedBadass one-armed status]] and succeeds. Inuyasha rescues him but not before his remaining arm is ripped to [[HealingFactor shreds]]. That doesn't stop Magatsuhi, rendering Inuyasha's [[{{BFS}} sword]] useless, [[spoiler: stabbing Sesshoumaru through the chest, and capturing both. Not only does [[{{Determinator}} Sesshoumaru]] not die, but he comes back even stronger than before]].
** Inuyasha himself needs to rely on friends sometimes for help. It's part of his learning curve that, for him, he does need to have friends he can trust. It's also part of Sesshoumaru's learning curve [[spoiler: that he has to learn his father's plan for him all along was to understand that it doesn't matter how powerful Inuyasha is, he's still a halfbreed and therefore needs his big brother's help
from ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}''. Being the counterpart time to time]]. This lesson culminates in a DieOrFly test of DistressedDude extraordinary from the [[Literature/JourneyToTheWest original source]], it is expected that character where Sesshoumaru promises Inuyasha he'll be kidnapped a lot. But instead of wailing abandon both Tessaiga and Tenseiga if Inuyasha proves once and for help or just being silent, he stays vigilant and badmouths his captors without even mentioning, "My followers will rescue me." When help does arrive, his response is... "I don't need your help anyway." And it's quite often all that once he's freed, he'll either shoot or exorcise his captors dead, and his faith (as rude as it may be) unshaken.
* Kamina from ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' is TheAce, a big-ass {{Determinator}}, and LeeroyJenkins in a mech. Problem is he can never win a fight on his own, and is constantly getting saved by Simon.
** He'd have died in episode 1 if Simon hadn't dug up from below
Tessaiga belongs to save him. He's not TheAce at anything but talking big. Which ultimately makes him come off as MORE BADASS than TheAce ever does. He is, at least, competent in hand to hand fighting. [[spoiler: The one time Sesshoumaru finally gets the proof he goes needs causing Naraku to interfere and use his poison to ensure Inuyasha gets trapped unconscious in Sesshoumaru's meidou. Sesshoumaru dives into battle solo against anything tougher than basic Mooks he dies. And he STILL manages to cure the HeroicBSOD that meidou to save Inuyasha, voluntarily sacrifices his death inflicts meidou power and entire sword so it can become Inuyasha's power, and then has to rely on Simon with a story he conveniently told Yoko mere hours before his death.Inuyasha to save them both in return.]]
*** Actually, ''WordOfGod'' says he would have won that fight.
*** [[spoiler:He was also taken
** Also in the Inuyasha series, Sango, a professional demon slayer, is rescued by surprise Miroku on a few occasions. The most notable involves a fight between the two of them in which Miroku is nearly killed by [[BadassGeneral Thymilphof]] her while freeing her from demon control. Later in the series, she returns the favor by destroying her own weapon to rescue him from demon attackers, resulting in a story arc to get it fixed.
* Jotaro winds up in this position in Part 6 of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''
after snapping Simon out of White Snake [[spoiler:steals both his HeroicBSOD. Thymilphof burst out from under him Stand and mortally wounded him. He still manages to be badass even when dying.]]
*** [[spoiler: Word of God also says that he actually did die there for a second and essentially WILLED himself back to life.]]
memories]].



* [[spoiler:Death The Kid]] from ''Manga/SoulEater'' is this for a while, although now he is out of the Book of Eibon and is ready to start kicking ass again.
** Also [[spoiler:Maka Albarn]], during the Envy and Sloth chapters of the same book.
* Kallen Stadtfeld from ''Anime/CodeGeass'' was captured at one point in the second season and her time in captivity was used for some CharacterDevelopment. But once she got out of captivity... she killed [[PsychoForHire Luciano Bradley]] and made it clear who the motherfucking ActionGirl of the series is. Even when she was a prisoner she [[http://img4.gelbooru.com//images/303/bfb846d8031980aa03628950d7d804331ca8d635.gif punched the fuck outta Suzaku]] while wearing a PimpedOutDress.
* Mewtwo in ''Anime/PokemonMewtwoReturns.'' He spends the first movie being a total badass villain, and never being defeated. He has a few badass moments in the sequel, where he fends off Team Rocket. Even when he's captured [[spoiler: due to some Pokémon being held hostage]], he never gives in, [[spoiler: resisting the pain of the device being used at him nearly at the expense of his life]]. Naturally, Ash and co. are there to save him using the {{Phlebotinum}} of the week. What does he do after being rescued? [[spoiler: He wipes the memory of at least 50 people simultaneously and moves part of a ''mountain'', evacuates his Pokemon telekinetically to various places, and then produces hot air balloons to get the Rocket Trio and Ash and his friends to their destinations]]. He handles the whole thing with a fair amount of angst as per his character, but no pleading, no crying, and no caving in.



* This happens a fair number of times in ''Anime/YuGiOh'' and its [[Anime/YuGiOhGX sequel]] [[Anime/YuGiOh5Ds series]], usually as part of TheWorfEffect.
** If Kaiba counts (an AntiHero, probably, but still Badass) it happens to him in the first season of ''Anime/YuGiOh'' when his attempt to rescue Mokuba fails, requiring Yugi to bail him out.
*** And ''again'' during Legendary Heroes Arc, and ''again'' during the Virtual Nightmare Arc. (Clearly, Kaiba's constant [[IWorkAlone refusal to accept help]] attributed to him getting in trouble each times. Fortunately, Mokuba had more sense in that regard.)
* In ''Manga/BlackLagoon'', {{Badass}} Revy spends the greater part of an episode knocked out (I think it took a large grenade) by the series' [[ImplacableMan Implacable]] NinjaMaid. When she regained consciousness, a MomentOfAwesome ensued.
* [[spoiler:Manji]] from ''Manga/BladeOfTheImmortal'' becomes one of these during the Prison Arc. It is up to [[PluckyGirl Rin]], probably the weakest character in the entire manga, to save [[spoiler:him]]. (Though she did get help from others.)
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': In the Fullbring Arc, the BadassInDistress was [[spoiler: Ichigo. Yamamoto even says it's time for Soul Society to repay its debt to Ichigo and band together to save him.]]
* ''Manga/OnePiece''. Portgas D. Ace, during the Impel Down and Whitebeard War arcs. [[spoiler:It ends in tragedy, since he dies several minutes after being liberated by his brother Luffy. Can be seen as a DeconstructedTrope, as being a badass released from captivity is '''not''' a guarantee that you'll survive the experience in the end.]]

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* This happens a fair number of times in ''Anime/YuGiOh'' and its [[Anime/YuGiOhGX sequel]] [[Anime/YuGiOh5Ds series]], usually as part of TheWorfEffect.
** If Kaiba counts (an AntiHero, probably, but still Badass) it happens to him in the first season of ''Anime/YuGiOh'' when his attempt to rescue Mokuba fails, requiring Yugi to bail him out.
*** And ''again'' during Legendary Heroes Arc, and ''again'' during the Virtual Nightmare Arc. (Clearly, Kaiba's constant [[IWorkAlone refusal to accept help]] attributed to him getting in trouble each times. Fortunately, Mokuba had more sense in that regard.)
* In ''Manga/BlackLagoon'', {{Badass}} Revy spends ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'', [[spoiler:Silcardo decides to take [[CuteBruiser Miu]] as HIS new Disciple and as a result she got hit with the greater part of an episode knocked out (I think it took a large grenade) by the series' [[ImplacableMan Implacable]] NinjaMaid. When DistressBall HARD. Not only that, but then she regained consciousness, a MomentOfAwesome ensued.
* [[spoiler:Manji]] from ''Manga/BladeOfTheImmortal'' becomes one of these during the Prison Arc. It is up to [[PluckyGirl Rin]], probably the weakest character in the entire manga, to save [[spoiler:him]]. (Though she did get help from others.)
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': In the Fullbring Arc, the BadassInDistress
was BrainwashedAndCrazy and pit against fighting Kenichi: Silcardo hoped to have Miu mentally broken via killing Kenichi, and thus complete a FaceHeelTurn.]] How does this end? [[spoiler: Ichigo. Yamamoto even says it's time for Soul Society In failure: Kenichi gets to repay its debt Miu in the end, she returns to Ichigo her senses, and band together to save him.they take on their enemies together. It wasn't a complete failure though as Silcardo brought up successful traces of a BloodKnight on her.]]
%%** Happen to Shigure in the last arc.
* ''Manga/OnePiece''. ''Manga/KimbaTheWhiteLion'' had some cases where [[KillerRabbit Kimba]] needed to be rescued by either [[TheLancer Roger Ranger]] or [[KarmicJackpot one of his subjects that he helped before]].
%%* Asuna and Negi get hit more than once with this in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''.
* 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.
** [[spoiler:His adoptive brother]], Tetsuya Tsurugi also found in that position at least once [[spoiler:and he had to be saved by his father's HeroicSacrifice]]. Duke Fleed also was captured sometimes.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** A couple times Naruto, while undeniably BadAss as the series wore on, would get himself in trouble and need the help of his friends to break him out and let him go Kyuubi.
** The very first arc of Part II features [[BadassLongrobe Gaara]], now [[AChildShallLeadThem the]] [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking Kazekage]] in a spectacular fight against [[MadBomber Deidara]] which he arguably loses due to protecting Sunagakure. The rest of the arc, named the "Kazekage Rescue Arc" is about Naruto and his team [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin rescuing him.]]
* Happens to all of the Children in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', with the most glaring example being [[spoiler: Rei in ''Rebuild'']].
* In ''Anime/NinjaScroll'', Jubei is pinned down by Benisato's legion of poisonous snakes and is rescued by Kagero.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
**
Portgas D. Ace, during the Impel Down and Whitebeard War arcs. [[spoiler:It ends in tragedy, since he dies several minutes after being liberated by his brother Luffy. Can be seen as a DeconstructedTrope, as being a badass released from captivity is '''not''' a guarantee that you'll survive the experience in the end.]]



* Asuna and Negi get hit more than once with this in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''.
* ''Manga/FairyTail'':
** Erza in the Tower of Heaven arc.
** The entire guild including such powerful guys as Makarov, Mirajane, and Gildarts, when they're sucked into Edolas and turned into an immobile magic source. Only the three Dragon Slayers (who were immune to the teleportation spell) and Lucy (who was protected by her spirits) managed to stay free. Gray and Erza were later freed halfway through the arc, but the rest of the guild spent the entire arc helpless.
** 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.
** And now again during the Tartaros Arc. The entire guild minus Lucy is trapped [[spoiler: as the Cube transforms into some kind of creature and starts digesting them]]
* Ran, Kazuha, Heiji and Kogoro (though in his case it's more like CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass) have caught quite the {{Distress Ball}}s in ''Manga/DetectiveConan''.
* ''Manga/InuYasha'':
** Sesshoumaru is one of the most powerful characters in the series, but he has been in mortal situations a few times requiring to be saved by his sword's barrier a couple of times and by his younger brother Inuyasha in others. One of the worst happens towards the end when [[BigBad Naraku]] sends Magatsuhi, [[spoiler: the dark will of the [[UltimateEvil Shikon no Tama]]]], for the last shard of the [[DismantledMacGuffin Shikon Jewel]], that is being protected by Sesshoumaru, taking advantage of his "weaponless" state. [[TheChessmaster Magatsuhi]] immediately exploits Sesshoumaru's [[HandicappedBadass one-armed status]] and succeeds. Inuyasha rescues him but not before his remaining arm is ripped to [[HealingFactor shreds]]. That doesn't stop Magatsuhi, rendering Inuyasha's [[{{BFS}} sword]] useless, [[spoiler: stabbing Sesshoumaru through the chest, and capturing both. Not only does [[{{Determinator}} Sesshoumaru]] not die, but he comes back even stronger than before]].
** Inuyasha himself needs to rely on friends sometimes for help. It's part of his learning curve that, for him, he does need to have friends he can trust. It's also part of Sesshoumaru's learning curve [[spoiler: that he has to learn his father's plan for him all along was to understand that it doesn't matter how powerful Inuyasha is, he's still a halfbreed and therefore needs his big brother's help from time to time]]. This lesson culminates in a DieOrFly test of character where Sesshoumaru promises Inuyasha he'll abandon both Tessaiga and Tenseiga if Inuyasha proves once and for all that Tessaiga belongs to him. [[spoiler: Sesshoumaru finally gets the proof he needs causing Naraku to interfere and use his poison to ensure Inuyasha gets trapped unconscious in Sesshoumaru's meidou. Sesshoumaru dives into the meidou to save Inuyasha, voluntarily sacrifices his meidou power and entire sword so it can become Inuyasha's power, and then has to rely on Inuyasha to save them both in return.]]
** Also in the Inuyasha series, Sango, a professional demon slayer, is rescued by Miroku on a few occasions. The most notable involves a fight between the two of them in which Miroku is nearly killed by her while freeing her from demon control. Later in the series, she returns the favor by destroying her own weapon to rescue him from demon attackers, resulting in a story arc to get it fixed.
* [[ActionGirl Moka]] recently got hit with this in ''Manga/RosarioToVampire''. That only applies to [[SplitPersonality Inner Moka]], whereas Outer Moka is a DistressedDamsel.
* In ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'', [[spoiler:Silcardo decides to take [[CuteBruiser Miu]] as HIS new Disciple and as a result she got hit with the DistressBall HARD. Not only that, but then she was BrainwashedAndCrazy and pit against fighting Kenichi: Silcardo hoped to have Miu mentally broken via killing Kenichi, and thus complete a FaceHeelTurn.]] How does this end? [[spoiler: In failure: Kenichi gets to Miu in the end, she returns to her senses, and they take on their enemies together. It wasn't a complete failure though as Silcardo brought up successful traces of a BloodKnight on her.]]

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* Asuna Mewtwo in ''Anime/PokemonMewtwoReturns.'' He spends the first movie being a total badass villain, and Negi get hit more than once with this in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''.
* ''Manga/FairyTail'':
** Erza
never being defeated. He has a few badass moments in the Tower of Heaven arc.
** The entire guild including such powerful guys as Makarov, Mirajane, and Gildarts,
sequel, where he fends off Team Rocket. Even when they're sucked into Edolas and turned into an immobile magic source. Only the three Dragon Slayers (who were immune to the teleportation spell) and Lucy (who was protected by her spirits) managed to stay free. Gray and Erza were later freed halfway through the arc, but the rest of the guild spent the entire arc helpless.
** During the same arc, [[{{Badass}} Natsu]] and Wendy were
he's 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.
** And now again during the Tartaros Arc. The entire guild minus Lucy is trapped
[[spoiler: as the Cube transforms into due to some kind of creature and starts digesting them]]
* Ran, Kazuha, Heiji and Kogoro (though in his case it's more like CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass) have caught quite the {{Distress Ball}}s in ''Manga/DetectiveConan''.
* ''Manga/InuYasha'':
** Sesshoumaru is one of the most powerful characters in the series, but
Pokémon being held hostage]], he has been in mortal situations a few times requiring to be saved by his sword's barrier a couple of times and by his younger brother Inuyasha in others. One of the worst happens towards the end when [[BigBad Naraku]] sends Magatsuhi, never gives in, [[spoiler: resisting the dark will pain of the [[UltimateEvil Shikon no Tama]]]], for device being used at him nearly at the last shard expense of his life]]. Naturally, Ash and co. are there to save him using the {{Phlebotinum}} of the [[DismantledMacGuffin Shikon Jewel]], that is week. What does he do after being protected by Sesshoumaru, taking advantage of his "weaponless" state. [[TheChessmaster Magatsuhi]] immediately exploits Sesshoumaru's [[HandicappedBadass one-armed status]] and succeeds. Inuyasha rescues him but not before his remaining arm is ripped to [[HealingFactor shreds]]. That doesn't stop Magatsuhi, rendering Inuyasha's [[{{BFS}} sword]] useless, rescued? [[spoiler: stabbing Sesshoumaru through He wipes the chest, memory of at least 50 people simultaneously and capturing both. Not only does [[{{Determinator}} Sesshoumaru]] not die, but he comes back even stronger than before]].
** Inuyasha himself needs to rely on friends sometimes for help. It's
moves part of a ''mountain'', evacuates his learning curve that, for him, he does need Pokemon telekinetically to have friends he can trust. It's also part of Sesshoumaru's learning curve [[spoiler: that he has to learn his father's plan for him all along was to understand that it doesn't matter how powerful Inuyasha is, he's still a halfbreed and therefore needs his big brother's help from time to time]]. This lesson culminates in a DieOrFly test of character where Sesshoumaru promises Inuyasha he'll abandon both Tessaiga and Tenseiga if Inuyasha proves once and for all that Tessaiga belongs to him. [[spoiler: Sesshoumaru finally gets the proof he needs causing Naraku to interfere and use his poison to ensure Inuyasha gets trapped unconscious in Sesshoumaru's meidou. Sesshoumaru dives into the meidou to save Inuyasha, voluntarily sacrifices his meidou power and entire sword so it can become Inuyasha's power, various places, and then has to rely on Inuyasha to save them both in return.]]
** Also in the Inuyasha series, Sango, a professional demon slayer, is rescued by Miroku on a few occasions. The most notable involves a fight between the two of them in which Miroku is nearly killed by her while freeing her from demon control. Later in the series, she returns the favor by destroying her own weapon to rescue him from demon attackers, resulting in a story arc
produces hot air balloons to get it fixed.
the Rocket Trio and Ash and his friends to their destinations]]. He handles the whole thing with a fair amount of angst as per his character, but no pleading, no crying, and no caving in.
* [[ActionGirl Moka]] recently got hit with this in ''Manga/RosarioToVampire''. That only applies to [[SplitPersonality Inner Moka]], whereas Outer Moka is a DistressedDamsel.
* In ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'', [[spoiler:Silcardo decides to take [[CuteBruiser Miu]] as HIS new Disciple Genjo Sanzo from ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}''. Being the counterpart of DistressedDude extraordinary from the [[Literature/JourneyToTheWest original source]], it is expected that he'll be kidnapped a lot. But instead of wailing for help or just being silent, he stays vigilant and as a result she got hit with the DistressBall HARD. Not only that, but then she was BrainwashedAndCrazy and pit against fighting Kenichi: Silcardo hoped to have Miu mentally broken via killing Kenichi, and thus complete a FaceHeelTurn.]] How badmouths his captors without even mentioning, "My followers will rescue me." When help does this end? [[spoiler: In failure: Kenichi gets to Miu in the end, she returns to her senses, arrive, his response is... "I don't need your help anyway." And it's quite often that once he's freed, he'll either shoot or exorcise his captors dead, and they take on their enemies together. It wasn't a complete failure though his faith (as rude as Silcardo brought up successful traces of a BloodKnight on her.]]it may be) unshaken.



* ''Manga/KimbaTheWhiteLion'' had some cases where [[KillerRabbit Kimba]] needed to be rescued by either [[TheLancer Roger Ranger]] or [[KarmicJackpot one of his subjects that he helped before]].
* Happens to all of the Children in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', with the most glaring example being [[spoiler: Rei in ''Rebuild'']].

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* ''Manga/KimbaTheWhiteLion'' had some cases where [[KillerRabbit Kimba]] needed to be rescued by either [[TheLancer Roger Ranger]] or [[KarmicJackpot one of his subjects that ''Manga/SoulEater''
** [[spoiler:Death The Kid]] is this for a while, although now
he helped before]].
* Happens to all
is out of the Children in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', with Book of Eibon and is ready to start kicking ass again.
** Also [[spoiler:Maka Albarn]], during
the most glaring example being [[spoiler: Rei in ''Rebuild'']].Envy and Sloth chapters of the same book.



* Casca of ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' is normally a pretty competent ActionGirl. However she's made to be this during the Eclipse when [[spoiler:she's captured and raped to insanity by Femto, AKA Griffith, her former commander]] while Guts is ForcedToWatch.
** Guts himself has already been in these situations more than once. But noticeably against the Baron of Koka and when [[KnightTemplar Farnese]] has him captured, jailed and standing helpless in front of him. Both times, he gets rescued by [[spoiler: Puck]]. Yes.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}:
** A couple times Naruto, while undeniably BadAss as the series wore on, would get himself in trouble and need the help of his friends to break him out and let him go Kyuubi.
** The very first arc of Part II features [[BadassLongrobe Gaara]], now [[AChildShallLeadThem the]] [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking Kazekage]] in a spectacular fight against [[MadBomber Deidara]] which he arguably loses due to protecting Sunagakure. The rest of the arc, named the "Kazekage Rescue Arc" is about Naruto and his team [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin rescuing him.]]
* Jotaro winds up in this position in Part 6 of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' after White Snake [[spoiler:steals both his Stand and memories]].
* ''Anime/DragonBallZ''
** Done three times to Goku. The first time, Gohan and Krillin had to saved him when he was being crushed to death by Great Ape Vegeta. The second time, Goku had falling ill to the heart virus and lost his Super Saiyan form. Android 19 pinned him and began to suck his energy, slowly killing him. All of Goku's friends rushed to save him, with Vegeta being the one to do it. Finally near the end of the Cell Games, Goku was getting his butt beat by a Cell Jr, he was exhausted from his battle with Cell and was doing worst than the human fighters. Yamcha and Tien had to protect him.
** Vegeta gets this a few times himself. He was saved by Krillin and Gohan when Recoome was ready to kill him with his Eraser Gun. [[UngratefulBastard He wasn't happy for the rescue]]. Later in the Cell Games, Gohan lost the used of his arm protecting Vegeta from a fatal blast from Cell. And at the tail end of the Kid Buu fight, he was pinned down by Buu to keep Goku from throwing the Spirit Bomb. It was the combine effects of Fat Buu and Mr. Satan that saved him.
** In the Buu Saga, Vegeta and Goku fought their way through Buu's body to rescue Gohan, Goten, Trunks, and Piccolo.
* In ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', Kaiser Ryo, one of the few opponents Judai could ''never'' truly defeat, was held hostage by Camilla and hos soul trapped in a doll for two episodes; he only lost because [[BigBrotherInstinct he surrendered to save Sho]], but it still counts.

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* Casca of ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' Kamina from ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' is normally TheAce, a pretty big-ass {{Determinator}}, and LeeroyJenkins in a mech. Problem is he can never win a fight on his own, and is constantly getting saved by Simon.
** He'd have died in episode 1 if Simon hadn't dug up from below to save him. He's not TheAce at anything but talking big. Which ultimately makes him come off as MORE BADASS than TheAce ever does. He is, at least,
competent ActionGirl. However she's made in hand to be this during the Eclipse when [[spoiler:she's captured and raped to insanity by Femto, AKA Griffith, her former commander]] while Guts is ForcedToWatch.
** Guts himself has already been in these situations more than once. But noticeably against the Baron of Koka and when [[KnightTemplar Farnese]] has him captured, jailed and standing helpless in front of him. Both times, he gets rescued by
hand fighting. [[spoiler: Puck]]. Yes.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}:
** A couple times Naruto, while undeniably BadAss as the series wore on, would get himself in trouble and need the help of his friends to break him out and let him go Kyuubi.
**
The very first arc of Part II features [[BadassLongrobe Gaara]], now [[AChildShallLeadThem the]] [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking Kazekage]] in a spectacular fight one time he goes into battle solo against [[MadBomber Deidara]] which anything tougher than basic Mooks he arguably loses due dies. And he STILL manages to protecting Sunagakure. The rest of cure the arc, named the "Kazekage Rescue Arc" is about Naruto and HeroicBSOD that his team [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin rescuing him.death inflicts on Simon with a story he conveniently told Yoko mere hours before his death.]]
* Jotaro winds up in this position in Part 6 of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' *** Actually, ''WordOfGod'' says he would have won that fight.
*** [[spoiler:He was also taken by surprise by [[BadassGeneral Thymilphof]]
after White Snake [[spoiler:steals both snapping Simon out of his Stand and memories]].
* ''Anime/DragonBallZ''
** Done three times to Goku. The first time, Gohan and Krillin had to saved him when he was being crushed to death by Great Ape Vegeta. The second time, Goku had falling ill to the heart virus and lost his Super Saiyan form. Android 19 pinned
HeroicBSOD. Thymilphof burst out from under him and began to suck his energy, slowly killing mortally wounded him. All He still manages to be badass even when dying.]]
*** [[spoiler: Word
of Goku's friends rushed to save him, with Vegeta being the one to do it. Finally near the end of the Cell Games, Goku was getting his butt beat by a Cell Jr, God also says that he was exhausted from his battle with Cell actually did die there for a second and was doing worst than the human fighters. Yamcha and Tien had essentially WILLED himself back to protect him.
** Vegeta gets this
life.]]
* This happens
a few fair number of times himself. He was saved by Krillin in ''Anime/YuGiOh'' and Gohan when Recoome was ready its [[Anime/YuGiOhGX sequel]] [[Anime/YuGiOh5Ds series]], usually as part of TheWorfEffect.
** If Kaiba counts (an AntiHero, probably, but still Badass) it happens
to kill him with his Eraser Gun. [[UngratefulBastard He wasn't happy for the rescue]]. Later in the Cell Games, Gohan lost the used first season of ''Anime/YuGiOh'' when his arm protecting Vegeta from a fatal blast from Cell. And at the tail end of the Kid Buu fight, he was pinned down by Buu to keep Goku from throwing the Spirit Bomb. It was the combine effects of Fat Buu and Mr. Satan that saved him.
** In the Buu Saga, Vegeta and Goku fought their way through Buu's body
attempt to rescue Gohan, Goten, Trunks, Mokuba fails, requiring Yugi to bail him out.
** And ''again'' during Legendary Heroes Arc,
and Piccolo.
*
''again'' during the Virtual Nightmare Arc. (Clearly, Kaiba's constant [[IWorkAlone refusal to accept help]] attributed to him getting in trouble each times. Fortunately, Mokuba had more sense in that regard.)
**
In ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', Kaiser Ryo, one of the few opponents Judai could ''never'' truly defeat, was held hostage by Camilla and hos soul trapped in a doll for two episodes; he only lost because [[BigBrotherInstinct he surrendered to save Sho]], but it still counts.
22nd May '16 6:14:15 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* In ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', Kaiser Ryo, one of the few opponents Judai could ''never'' truly defeat, was held hostage by Camilla and hos soul trapped in a doll for two episodes; he only lost because [[BigBrotherInstinct he surrendered to save Sho]], but it still counts.
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* ''FlameOfRecca'''s Mikagami Tokiya is at first noted as not only the smartest of the Hokage, he's also the cruelest and most ruthless. However, he suffers two cases of being captured, first being defeated by Aoi and is used as a hostage to lower Recca's morale and stays unconscious until rescued, but he later makes it up by forcing Hiruko, who was on the same level of Aoi, into a draw. Then he gets hit AGAIN when BigBadWannabe Marie managed to drug him by luck and strap him into a contrapment, waiting for Domon and Recca to rescue him and rained with taunts and ridicule. Just so they make sure they didn't think of him [[BadassDecay decayed]], he is pitted against his master Meguri Kyouza, who [[BadassGrandpa even on deathbed instills fear on both Aoi and Hiruko and could've beaten Kurei if it wasn't for the deathbed tidbits]]... and Mikagami outsmarts and comes out victorious against him.

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* ''FlameOfRecca'''s ''Manga/FlameOfRecca'''s Mikagami Tokiya is at first noted as not only the smartest of the Hokage, he's also the cruelest and most ruthless. However, he suffers two cases of being captured, first being defeated by Aoi and is used as a hostage to lower Recca's morale and stays unconscious until rescued, but he later makes it up by forcing Hiruko, who was on the same level of Aoi, into a draw. Then he gets hit AGAIN when BigBadWannabe Marie managed to drug him by luck and strap him into a contrapment, waiting for Domon and Recca to rescue him and rained with taunts and ridicule. Just so they make sure they didn't think of him [[BadassDecay decayed]], he is pitted against his master Meguri Kyouza, who [[BadassGrandpa even on deathbed instills fear on both Aoi and Hiruko and could've beaten Kurei if it wasn't for the deathbed tidbits]]... and Mikagami outsmarts and comes out victorious against him.
16th May '16 9:06:19 AM Doug86
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ''Literature/TheHourOfTheDragon'' and ''Literature/ShadowsInTheMoonlight'', Literature/ConanTheBarbarian needs to be rescued. Then he kicks butt.

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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ''Literature/TheHourOfTheDragon'' and ''Literature/ShadowsInTheMoonlight'', Literature/ConanTheBarbarian Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian needs to be rescued. Then he kicks butt.
10th May '16 7:25:20 PM hamza678
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* DragonBallZ

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* DragonBallZ''Anime/DragonBallZ''
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