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16th Feb '17 3:30:50 AM JackG
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* A sequence in the ''Series/WaltDisneyPresents'' episode "Mars and Beyond" parodies pulp SpaceOpera, introducing TheHero (a pipe-smoking egghead) and his SexySecretary who gets kidnapped by a robot because MarsNeedsWomen. She endures numerous perils while fleeing an assortment of hideous aliens [[RuleOfFunny and Duck]], all while the supposed 'hero' of the story is obliviously puffing away on his pipe, pondering arcane equations. Finally she dons a superheroine costume, outwits the Martians with her cunning, then {{jetpack}}s back to Earth and the office just in time to take a letter from her egghead boss stating that in his opinion [[TemptingFate there is no life on Mars]]. [[HereWeGoAgain Whereupon the robot reappears and abducts him instead.]]

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* A sequence in the ''Series/WaltDisneyPresents'' episode "Mars and Beyond" parodies pulp SpaceOpera, introducing TheHero (a pipe-smoking egghead) and his SexySecretary who gets kidnapped by a robot because MarsNeedsWomen. She endures numerous perils while fleeing an assortment of hideous aliens [[RuleOfFunny and Donald Duck]], all while the supposed 'hero' of the story is obliviously puffing away on his pipe, pondering arcane equations. Finally she dons a superheroine costume, outwits the Martians with her cunning, then {{jetpack}}s back to Earth and the office just in time to take a letter from her egghead boss stating that in his opinion [[TemptingFate there is no life on Mars]]. [[HereWeGoAgain Whereupon the robot reappears and abducts him instead.]]
8th Jan '17 2:06:10 AM AgentKyles
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Rejecting the traditional DamselInDistress routine, this damsel doesn't wait for a hero to rescue her. She can take care of herself, thank you very much. This trope occurs when the damsel escapes on her own, or at least makes significant progress towards it before the hero can find her. Extra points if [[WithMyHandsTied she manages to do it still bound]];, even more if [[RescueReversal she then helps the hero escape the danger he's putting himself into]].

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Rejecting the traditional DamselInDistress routine, this damsel doesn't wait for a hero to rescue her. She can take care of herself, thank you very much. This trope occurs when the damsel escapes on her own, or at least makes significant progress towards it before the hero can find her. Extra points if [[WithMyHandsTied she manages to do it still bound]];, bound]]; even more if [[RescueReversal she then helps the hero escape the danger he's putting himself into]].
8th Jan '17 2:05:54 AM AgentKyles
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Rejecting the traditional DamselInDistress routine, this damsel doesn't wait for a hero to rescue her. She can take care of herself, thank you very much. This trope occurs when the damsel escapes on her own, or at least makes significant progress towards it before the hero can find her. Extra points if [[RescueReversal she then helps the hero escape the danger he's putting himself into.]]

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Rejecting the traditional DamselInDistress routine, this damsel doesn't wait for a hero to rescue her. She can take care of herself, thank you very much. This trope occurs when the damsel escapes on her own, or at least makes significant progress towards it before the hero can find her. Extra points if [[WithMyHandsTied she manages to do it still bound]];, even more if [[RescueReversal she then helps the hero escape the danger he's putting himself into.]]
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6th Jan '17 6:50:30 PM iroanxi
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* In ''FanFic/WithThisRing'', Truggs tries to fold Artemis hostage when the Team foil his ambush. Artemis takes none of this and [[EyeScream stabs him the eye]] for his trouble.
24th Dec '16 11:51:05 PM Aquila89
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** In ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', [[FatBastard Jabba the Hutt]] takes Leia as a slave. Goodbye, Jabba.

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** In ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', [[FatBastard Jabba the Hutt]] takes Leia as a slave. Goodbye, Jabba.Jabba; Leia strangles him with her own chains.
1st Dec '16 6:53:54 PM Renicula
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* A sequence in the ''Series/WaltDisneyPresents'' episode "Mars and Beyond" parodies pulp SpaceOpera, introducing TheHero (a pipe-smoking egghead) and his SexySecretary who gets kidnapped by a robot because MarsNeedsWomen. She endures numerous perils while fleeing an assortment of hideous aliens [[RuleOfFunny and Donald Duck]], all while the supposed 'hero' of the story is obliviously puffing away on his pipe, pondering arcane equations. Finally she dons a superheroine costume, outwits the Martians with her cunning, then {{jetpack}}s back to Earth and the office just in time to take a letter from her egghead boss stating that in his opinion [[TemptingFate there is no life on Mars]]. [[HereWeGoAgain Whereupon the robot reappears and abducts him instead.]]

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* A sequence in the ''Series/WaltDisneyPresents'' episode "Mars and Beyond" parodies pulp SpaceOpera, introducing TheHero (a pipe-smoking egghead) and his SexySecretary who gets kidnapped by a robot because MarsNeedsWomen. She endures numerous perils while fleeing an assortment of hideous aliens [[RuleOfFunny and Donald and Duck]], all while the supposed 'hero' of the story is obliviously puffing away on his pipe, pondering arcane equations. Finally she dons a superheroine costume, outwits the Martians with her cunning, then {{jetpack}}s back to Earth and the office just in time to take a letter from her egghead boss stating that in his opinion [[TemptingFate there is no life on Mars]]. [[HereWeGoAgain Whereupon the robot reappears and abducts him instead.]]


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* In ''VideoGame/{{Guenevere}}'', Guen and Morgana get kidnapped in the second book. Rather than wait for rescue, they formulate their own plan [[spoiler: for either Guen or Morgana to get away. If Guen chooses for Morgana to be the escapee, she'll have the option to make a break for it herself again later.]]
25th Nov '16 2:45:51 AM rafi
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* ''Franchise/SpiderMan'': Mary Jane Watson. She has beaten villains and would-be rapists with baseball bats, took fighting lessons from ''Comicbook/CaptainAmerica'', and became the most Badass of any Spidey love interest.

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* ''Franchise/SpiderMan'': Mary Jane Watson. She has beaten villains and would-be rapists Watson from ''Franchise/SpiderMan''. She's not kidnapped very often (even if [[Film/SpiderManTrilogy some adaptations]] might make you think otherwise), but when she does, she never stays put. There are even more than a few examples where she saves herself [[BadassInDistress with baseball bats, took fighting lessons no help from ''Comicbook/CaptainAmerica'', and became the most Badass of any Spidey love interest.whatsoever]]. Or even better, ''[[RescueReversal she ends up saving him instead]]''.
22nd Nov '16 3:30:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* While the entire plot of ''Film/{{Commando}}'' revolves around John [[ArnoldSchwarzenegger Matrix]] rescuing his kidnapped young daughter, Jenny, as it turns out she must have picked up something from her dad. The second her dad storms the compound and she's not tied up, she's popped a doorknob off the door to her room and rescued herself. She's almost to her dad before the villainous Bennett shows up, but had she not tried to escape earlier, she'd definitely be dead as Bennett had gone looking for her ''precisely'' to kill her.

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* While the entire plot of ''Film/{{Commando}}'' revolves around John [[ArnoldSchwarzenegger Matrix]] Matrix rescuing his kidnapped young daughter, Jenny, as it turns out she must have picked up something from her dad. The second her dad storms the compound and she's not tied up, she's popped a doorknob off the door to her room and rescued herself. She's almost to her dad before the villainous Bennett shows up, but had she not tried to escape earlier, she'd definitely be dead as Bennett had gone looking for her ''precisely'' to kill her.
22nd Nov '16 3:30:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* While the entire plot of ''Film/{{Commando}}'' revolves around [[{{Badass}} John]] [[ArnoldSchwarzenegger Matrix]] rescuing his kidnapped young daughter, Jenny, as it turns out she must have picked up something from her dad. The second her dad storms the compound and she's not tied up, she's popped a doorknob off the door to her room and rescued herself. She's almost to her dad before the villainous Bennett shows up, but had she not tried to escape earlier, she'd definitely be dead as Bennett had gone looking for her ''precisely'' to kill her.

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* While the entire plot of ''Film/{{Commando}}'' revolves around [[{{Badass}} John]] John [[ArnoldSchwarzenegger Matrix]] rescuing his kidnapped young daughter, Jenny, as it turns out she must have picked up something from her dad. The second her dad storms the compound and she's not tied up, she's popped a doorknob off the door to her room and rescued herself. She's almost to her dad before the villainous Bennett shows up, but had she not tried to escape earlier, she'd definitely be dead as Bennett had gone looking for her ''precisely'' to kill her.
14th Nov '16 8:59:11 AM fsdfsdfsd
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* There are four LivingMacGuffin girls in ''Anime/YugiohArcV'' who are frequently kidnapped because of this status. However these girls WillNotBeAVictim and frequently fight back, escape, or completely derail their captors plans.

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* There are four LivingMacGuffin girls in ''Anime/YugiohArcV'' who are frequently kidnapped targeted for kidnapping because of this status. However these girls WillNotBeAVictim and frequently fight back, escape, or completely derail their captors plans.
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