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20th Sep '16 1:07:09 AM Luprand
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*** During the Blitzball tournament in Luca, Yuna is abducted by the Al Bhed, who intend to use her as a hostage and force the Besaid Aurochs to throw the game against them in the elimination round. Tidus, Lulu, and Kimahri mount a rescue mission, fighting their way through waves of guard machina to the ship where Yuna is being held captive. [[spoiler: Upon defeating the Oblitzerator, they rush to open the door to belowdecks ... only for the door to open and an unconscious guard to slump out onto the ground as Yuna walks out.]]
-->'''Lulu:''' (''tenderly'') Did you hurt them?
-->'''Yuna:''' A little.
6th Sep '16 4:32:39 PM MrThorfan64
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* In the ''Doctor Who'' fanfic [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10311569/1/Murder-on-Rand-2 "Murder on Rand 2"]], Norine is captured by the Largdens as a hostage against the Doctor and left BoundAndGagged in a cave. However she is able to free herself and helps defeat the Largdens.
16th Aug '16 12:50:00 AM PaulA
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* Ekaterin Vorsoisson of the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga''. She's a demure, ladylike young mom kidnapped by terrorists, who [[spoiler: hijacks a crane and smashes their superweapon to bits with it.]]

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* Ekaterin Vorsoisson of the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga''. in ''Literature/{{Komarr}}''. She's a demure, ladylike young mom kidnapped by terrorists, who [[spoiler: hijacks [[spoiler:hijacks a crane and smashes their superweapon to bits with it.]]
6th Aug '16 6:54:01 PM ZarbiNerada
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** And in one episode of ''Series/AdamTwelve'', a convenience store robber is using a woman as hostage, only to have her [[AgonyOfTheFeet stomp his foot with her heel spike]]--a trick she [[AwesomenessByAnalysis learned from cop shows]].
25th Jul '16 11:58:18 AM Someoneman
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* As of chapter 57 of ''Manga/BlackButler'', Elizabeth Middleford proved how much she deserves the [[BadassFamily Middleford title]] [[spoiler:by initially trying to hide her badass side because she didn't want Ciel to see her [[CuteBruiser "uncute"]] side, but when he is [[DistressedDude injured and unable to save her]], Elizabeth [[WaifFu leaps into the air and stabs down]] the zombies with [[DualWielding swords in both hands]]. [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome "This time, I will protect you!"]] [[KnightInShiningArmor Indeed]].]]

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* As of chapter 57 of ''Manga/BlackButler'', Elizabeth Middleford proved how much she deserves the [[BadassFamily Middleford title]] [[spoiler:by initially trying to hide her badass side because she didn't want Ciel to see her [[CuteBruiser "uncute"]] side, but when he is [[DistressedDude injured and unable to save her]], Elizabeth [[WaifFu leaps into the air and stabs down]] the zombies with [[DualWielding swords in both hands]]. [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome "This time, I will protect you!"]] you!" [[KnightInShiningArmor Indeed]].]]



** Near the beginning of the episode ''[[Recap/LupinIIIS2E145 "Albatross: Wings of Death"]]'', Prof. Lumbach kidnaps Fujiko and holds her hostage. Lupin and the others to attempt to rescue her, but she saves them the trouble by freeing herself and winds up saving ''them'' [[AwesomeMoments when she single-handedly takes over the plane]] ([[http://youtu.be/N__e_0KrqtE?t=7m21s at 7:21-8:47]])!

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** Near the beginning of the episode ''[[Recap/LupinIIIS2E145 "Albatross: Wings of Death"]]'', Prof. Lumbach kidnaps Fujiko and holds her hostage. Lupin and the others to attempt to rescue her, but she saves them the trouble by freeing herself and winds up saving ''them'' [[AwesomeMoments when she single-handedly takes over the plane]] plane ([[http://youtu.be/N__e_0KrqtE?t=7m21s at 7:21-8:47]])!



* In ''Series/DaiSentaiGoggleFive'': The enemy loves targeting [[TheChick Miki Momozono/Goggle Pink]] [[MonsterMisogyny to be attacked or sorts]], causing her allies to knock the attacker for her but on the other hand, she can take care of herself and proves her smarts in outwitting the enemies culminating in a [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Crowning Moment Of Awesome]] where she got off from a DeathTrap of a burning book... ''alone''.

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* In ''Series/DaiSentaiGoggleFive'': The enemy loves targeting [[TheChick Miki Momozono/Goggle Pink]] [[MonsterMisogyny to be attacked or sorts]], causing her allies to knock the attacker for her but on the other hand, she can take care of herself and proves her smarts in outwitting the enemies culminating in a [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Crowning Moment Of Awesome]] where she got getting off from a DeathTrap of a burning book... ''alone''.



** Yuna from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', the sweet, shy, innocent summoner is kidnapped a couple of times and both times lead to a [[Awesome/FinalFantasyX Crowning Moment of Awesome]] on her part. [[spoiler: Escaping on her own just as her rescuers arrive and then attempting to send Seymour at the forced marriage; when that fails she jumps off a roof and escapes on an aeon.]]

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** Yuna from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', the sweet, shy, innocent summoner is kidnapped a couple of times and both times lead to a [[Awesome/FinalFantasyX Crowning Moment of Awesome]] on her part.but pulls this trope off. [[spoiler: Escaping on her own just as her rescuers arrive and then attempting to send Seymour at the forced marriage; when that fails she jumps off a roof and escapes on an aeon.]]



** Disney/{{Be|autyAndTheBeast}}lle pulls this trope off again when Xaldin kidnaps her and the rose, and forces Beast to [[SadisticChoice choose]]. [[spoiler: She elbows Xaldin in the gut and [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome grabs the rose before running back.]]]]

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** Disney/{{Be|autyAndTheBeast}}lle pulls this trope off again when Xaldin kidnaps her and the rose, and forces Beast to [[SadisticChoice choose]]. [[spoiler: She elbows Xaldin in the gut and [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome and grabs the rose before running back.]]]]]]
24th Jul '16 8:41:18 AM Alia_of
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* [[TheProtagonist]] Cecile de Troyes from ''Literature/MaledictionTrilogy''. She's seventeen and slight of build, but she is also intelligent, clever, has an older brother who taught her how to pick locks with a hairpin - not to mention a powerful witch, which means that more often than not she can get out of trouble on her own.

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* [[TheProtagonist]] [[TheProtagonist Cecile de Troyes Troyes]] from ''Literature/MaledictionTrilogy''. She's seventeen and slight of build, but she is also intelligent, clever, has an older brother who taught her how to pick locks with a hairpin - not to mention a powerful witch, which means that more often than not she can get out of trouble on her own.
24th Jul '16 8:40:47 AM Alia_of
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* [[TheProtagonist]] Cecile de Troyes from ''Literature/MaledictionTrilogy''. She's seventeen and slight of build, but she is also intelligent, clever, has an older brother who taught her how to pick locks with a hairpin - not to mention a powerful witch, which means that more often than not she can get out of trouble on her own.
18th Jul '16 5:18:48 PM LentilSandEater
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** [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20100319 Lampshaded]]; nobody else was stupid enough to try and kidnap a professional hero's angry sister.

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** [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20100319 Lampshaded]]; DefiedTrope]]; nobody else was stupid enough to try and kidnap a professional hero's angry sister.
14th Jul '16 2:55:16 AM Doug86
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* ''Franchise/FireEmblem''

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* ''Franchise/FireEmblem''''VideoGame/FireEmblem''
4th Jul '16 8:19:50 PM JackG
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* A sequence in the ''[[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disneyland]]'' 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 there is no life on Mars. [[TemptingFate Then the robot appears and abducts him instead.]]

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* A sequence in the ''[[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disneyland]]'' 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 there is no life on Mars. [[TemptingFate Then Whereupon the robot appears and abducts him instead.]]
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