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25th Jul '17 11:24:52 AM AFP
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** Liara's establishing character moment in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' subverts this trope fantastically while demonstrating her CharacterDevelopment throughout the series. She is first seen scrambling through the air ducts, trying to escape Cerberus troopers who have attacked the base she was working at. As soon as she exits the ducts, she uses a biotic attack and a pistol to ambush and execute both troopers.
25th Jul '17 9:49:18 AM AFP
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*** And shown again with Miss Romanov in the beginning of ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''. She's held captive by a group of Russian mobsters who are ready to kill her until Agent Coulson calls her, ready to bring her back in. She easily frees herself and drops everyone she was dealing with in no time flat. With Coulson listening in on the whole thing.

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*** And shown again with Miss Romanov in the beginning of ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''. She's held captive by a group of Russian mobsters who are ready to kill her until Agent Coulson calls her, ready to bring her back in. She easily frees herself and drops everyone she was dealing with in no time flat. With Coulson listening in on the whole thing.thing, showing all the concern warranted by being put on hold.
** ''Film/IronMan3'' has Pepper taken prisoner again, [[spoiler: but ultimately saves Tony using part of one of his armors while under the influence of [[SuperSerum Extremis]].]] Worth noting, the same film also had [[TheLancer Rhodie]] and the President of the United States needing rescue at various points.
23rd Jul '17 1:36:26 PM fsdfsdfsd
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** [[RobotGirl Android 18]] thankfully is badass for the most part, though when Semi-Perfect shows up and seeks to [[TheAssimilator absorb her]] (egh) she is fairly helpless and has to be unsuccessfully protected by Krillin and a reluctant Trunks. Also in the Third Broly movie she is over powered and needs to be rescued by her now husband Krillin (though it's sweet moment). These cases are rare though.

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** [[RobotGirl Android 18]] thankfully is badass for the most part, though when Semi-Perfect shows up and seeks to [[TheAssimilator absorb her]] (egh) she is fairly helpless and has to be unsuccessfully protected by Krillin and a reluctant Trunks.Trunks (although to be fair, Cell devoured her brother first). Also in the Third Broly movie she is over powered and needs to be rescued by her now husband Krillin (though it's sweet moment). These cases are rare though.though, as she's stronger than her husband.
23rd Jul '17 1:33:53 PM fsdfsdfsd
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** Rukia Kuchiki gets to be the Damsel in Distress in the Soul Society arc, despite the fact that she was a bit of an ActionGirl in previous episodes.[[spoiler:She agreed to go because she knew she'd be executed for giving her powers to a human... and Rukia ''[[SuicideByCop wanted to die]]'' in the first place]]. Despite her QuicklyDemotedWoman status, it could be argued that Rukia was actually just a BadassInDistress... for a ''really'' long time.
** In the Arrancar and Hueco Mundo arcs, [[GenkiGirl Orihime Inoue]]. She went with [[spoiler:Sosuke Aizen]] ''willingly'' to protect her friends [[spoiler: right after they got their asses kicked by the Arrancar ([[SadisticChoice had she not gone, they would've been killed and Karakura would've been destroyed right on the spot]])]]... The story arc is NOT shy about showing the tremendous emotional and physical strain it brings on her [[spoiler: to the extreme of causing her a HeroicBSOD that almost made her cross the DespairEventHorizon]]; sure, [[spoiler: Ichigo and Ishida manage to reach for her]], but things go wrong immediately afterwards, and before ''that'' [[BreakTheCutie she was throughly abused]] by Loly, Menoly, Nnoitora and Ulquiorra, among others. [[spoiler: It takes Orihime almost a ''year'' to fully get over the horrible effects of her imprisonment.]]

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** Rukia Kuchiki gets to be the Damsel in Distress in the Soul Society arc, despite the fact that she was a bit of an ActionGirl in previous episodes.episodes (and after her rescue).[[spoiler:She agreed to go because she knew she'd be executed for giving her powers to a human... and Rukia ''[[SuicideByCop wanted to die]]'' in the first place]]. Despite her QuicklyDemotedWoman status, it could be argued that Rukia was actually just a BadassInDistress... for a ''really'' long time.
** In the Arrancar and Hueco Mundo arcs, [[GenkiGirl Orihime Inoue]]. She went with [[spoiler:Sosuke Aizen]] ([[IHaveYourWife kinda]]) ''willingly'' to protect her friends [[spoiler: right after they got their asses kicked by the Arrancar ([[SadisticChoice had she not gone, they would've been killed and Karakura would've been destroyed right on the spot]])]]... The story arc is NOT shy about showing the tremendous emotional and physical strain it brings on her [[spoiler: to the extreme of causing her a HeroicBSOD that almost made her cross the DespairEventHorizon]]; sure, [[spoiler: Ichigo and Ishida manage to reach for her]], but things go wrong immediately afterwards, and before ''that'' [[BreakTheCutie she was throughly abused]] by Loly, Menoly, Nnoitora and Ulquiorra, among others. [[spoiler: It takes Orihime almost a ''year'' to fully get over the horrible effects of her imprisonment.]]
17th Jul '17 8:24:28 AM skotavatar
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* Therese in ''Literature/DanceoftheButterfly''.''Twice''. Even invoked by her as she resists, though the inevitability of it is nailed home to her. She then averts it by not calling for help the second time, though she is [[spoiler:rescued, anyway]].
-->[-'''Therese''': Stop turning me into the [[spoiler:[[PrecisionFStrike fucking]]]] damsel in distress-]
13th Jul '17 3:29:26 AM babil
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* Ashi from ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' Season 5 is an interesting case; normally a straight ActionGirl, she discovers in the penultimate episode that she is Aku's biological daughter. Aku takes full advantage of this, mutating her into a demon while her good self remains trapped and fully aware for Jack to try and save.



* Lois Lane from "WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries" as usual.

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* Lois Lane from "WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries" ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' as usual.usual. {{Lampshaded}} in-universe.
-->'''Terrorist''': Let's make an example of this hero. A very tragic example, I'm afraid, Miss...?
-->'''Lois''': Lane.
-->'''Terrorist''': Lane? Lois Lane? The one Superman always saves?!
-->'''Lois''': 'Fraid so.



* Ashi from ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' Season 5 is an interesting case; normally a straight ActionGirl, she discovers in the penultimate episode that she is Aku's biological daughter. Aku takes full advantage of this, mutating her into a demon while her good self remains trapped and fully aware for Jack to try and save.
5th Jul '17 6:31:17 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/Preacher2016'': Lara gets attacked and kidnapped by a bunch of white-clad goons, but is rescued by Jesse. [[spoiler: It's revealed she {{invoked}} this, since she's with them and it was staged so he'd reveal information to her afterward.]]
16th Jun '17 2:49:08 PM Gamermaster
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* Zigzagged in ''Webcomic/LsEmpire''. [[BadassPrincess Daisy]] (who was kidnapped due to a case of mistaken identity) manages to break out of her cell and proceeds to wreak havoc in her captor's base until she's recaptured (though it took an entire squadron {{Zerg Rush}}ing her to do so). Ultimately, someone else had to rescue her from a DeathTrap, but she immediately used the weapon she gained in the process to go rescue another DamselInDistress and take down the BigBad.
3rd Jun '17 10:05:47 AM 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.]]
28th May '17 4:54:30 PM jormis29
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* In the shows ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerryKids'' and ''Droopy WesternAnimation/DroopyMasterDetective'', Miss Vavoom is always getting kidnapped by [=McWolf=] or any other villain who lusts after her.

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* In the shows ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerryKids'' and ''Droopy WesternAnimation/DroopyMasterDetective'', ''WesternAnimation/DroopyMasterDetective'', Miss Vavoom is always getting kidnapped by [=McWolf=] or any other villain who lusts after her.
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