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27th May '16 3:10:21 AM Dingbot
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* Angel from ''WesternAnimation/RockAndRule'' She is so effectively resistant to Mok's will that she escapes his clutches, has to be forcibly recaptured and dragged back and finally shackled on stage 'and' hooked up to Mok's keyboard to make her sing at all.

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* Angel from ''WesternAnimation/RockAndRule'' She is so effectively resistant to Mok's will that she escapes his clutches, has to be forcibly recaptured and dragged back and finally shackled on stage 'and' ''and'' hooked up to Mok's keyboard to make her sing at all.
27th May '16 3:08:21 AM Dingbot
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* Angel from ''WesternAnimation/RockAndRule'' She is so effectively resistant to Mok's will that she escapes his clutches, has to be forcibly recaptured and dragged back and finally shackled with a shock collar on stage to make her sing at all.

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* Angel from ''WesternAnimation/RockAndRule'' She is so effectively resistant to Mok's will that she escapes his clutches, has to be forcibly recaptured and dragged back and finally shackled with a shock collar on stage 'and' hooked up to Mok's keyboard to make her sing at all.
7th May '16 3:27:33 AM foxley
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* ''Series/FatherBrown'': In "The Daughter of Autolycus", Flambeau's daughter Marianne is kidnapped. By the time Flambeau and Father Brown arrive with the ransom, Marianne has already escaped, overpowered her abductors, and tied them up.
2nd May '16 6:34:28 PM eroock
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* ''Film/DieHard'' has Holly Gennero/[=McClane=], the estranged wife of John [=McClane=]. When Hans Gruber takes her as a hostage, she rises to the occasion after Gruber murders his boss to negotiate with him, even while she does everything she can to hide her relationship to the cop who is being a thorough SpannerInTheWorks to the villains. Furthermore, she is the only who is able to get a rise out of the BigBad whether it is taunting him with the problem of a PregnantHostage, or calling him a "common thief" when it becomes plain that his EvilPlan is nothing but a mere elaborate robbery.
28th Apr '16 1:44:50 PM CassandraLeo
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* Most of the female characters of ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'', particularly Pam, Lana, and Mallory, can easily escape danger without the need for assistance from any of the other characters. It helps that the latter two of them are trained spies and Pam has extensive combat experience.
19th Apr '16 9:01:25 AM erforce
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** ''Film/TempleOfDoom''. While on the mine cart chase, a mook manages to down Indiana for a few seconds. Sick to death of being chased, Willie slugs him so hard he goes flying off the cart.

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** ''Film/TempleOfDoom''.''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom''. While on the mine cart chase, a mook manages to down Indiana for a few seconds. Sick to death of being chased, Willie slugs him so hard he goes flying off the cart.
14th Apr '16 9:37:17 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* ''Manga/KingdomHeartsII'': Kairi is kidnapped by Axel, but she gets away from him off-screen and then Saix grabs her. Then she makes another escape attempt with Namine.

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* ''Manga/KingdomHeartsII'': ''Manga/KingdomHeartsII'': Kairi is able to break herself out of her cell in The World That Never Was kidnapped by Axel, but squeezing through the bars and tricking the Dusks guarding her into thinking that she gets away from him off-screen and then Saix grabs her. Then she makes another escape attempt with Namine. was one of them.
14th Apr '16 9:28:51 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* ''Manga/KingdomHeartsII'': Kairi is able to break herself out of her cell in The World That Never Was by squeezing through the bars and tricking the Dusks guarding her into thinking she was one of them.

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* ''Manga/KingdomHeartsII'': Kairi is able to break herself out of her cell in The World That Never Was kidnapped by squeezing through the bars Axel, but she gets away from him off-screen and tricking the Dusks guarding her into thinking then Saix grabs her. Then she was one of them.makes another escape attempt with Namine.



* ''[[Literature/AMagesPower A Mage's Power]]'': Zigzagged this trope with Kasile. She easily handles the mooks that have come to abduct her, but their leader subdues her just as easily. Eric comes to rescue her but by the time he arrives, she's loose and on the verge of escape. In the end, [[spoiler: she follows the outlaw force that composes her official rescue party.]]

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* *''Literature/JourneyToChaos''
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''[[Literature/AMagesPower A Mage's Power]]'': Zigzagged this trope with Kasile. She easily handles the mooks that have come to abduct her, but their leader subdues her just as easily. Eric comes to rescue her but by the time he arrives, she's loose and on the verge of escape. In the end, [[spoiler: she follows the outlaw force that composes her official rescue party.]]]] Two books later in ''Literature/ManaMutationMenace'', she falls victim to both a HypnotizeThePrincess plot and a demonically possessed dragon golem. [[spoiler: She needed aid in the form of an ArmorPiercingQuestion to overcome the first and beat the second on her own.]]
**In both ''Literature/LoomingShadow'' and ''Literature/ManaMutationMenace'', baddies think that Tiza will be easy to capture and use as a hostage because she's not a mage. Both situations end with them being the ones BoundAndGagged while she gloats.



* In ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' there is one episode where Superman is being beaten by Lobo, Lois Lane shows up, grabs a metal rod and joins in the attack. True this does nothing (the guy even eats the pipe), but it's the thought that counts.
13th Mar '16 7:29:53 PM Karxrida
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* ''Manga/KingdomHeartsII'': Kairi is able to break herself out of her cell in The World That Never Was by squeezing through the bars and tricking the Dusks guarding her into thinking she was one of them.
25th Feb '16 5:19:19 PM WillBGood
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->Yes, far too many times the inept doormat character that we have to rescue ends up being a woman. But making Samantha into Samuel and having Lara rescue a spineless whiny dude wouldn't fix the problem that the person we're trying to save is the least interesting person in the game. Let's not argue over how sexist this character is. Let's get rid of it and replace it with something better.
->To fix Samantha, just give her some strength, skill, and determination. It's okay if our rescue buddy can't liberate themselves. I don't begrudge a character not being able to free himself or herself from an army of cultists. Just show that they're trying. Make them good at something besides fighting. Make them a character with thoughts of their own. If nothing else, give them some witty things to say. We don't need to enact some kind of perverse affirmative action quota where we make sure both genders are properly represented among terrible sidekicks. Let's stop having terrible sidekicks.

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->Yes, -->Yes, far too many times the inept doormat character that we have to rescue ends up being a woman. But making Samantha into Samuel and having Lara rescue a spineless whiny dude wouldn't fix the problem that the person we're trying to save is the least interesting person in the game. Let's not argue over how sexist this character is. Let's get rid of it and replace it with something better.
->To -->To fix Samantha, just give her some strength, skill, and determination. It's okay if our rescue buddy can't liberate themselves. I don't begrudge a character not being able to free himself or herself from an army of cultists. Just show that they're trying. Make them good at something besides fighting. Make them a character with thoughts of their own. If nothing else, give them some witty things to say. We don't need to enact some kind of perverse affirmative action quota where we make sure both genders are properly represented among terrible sidekicks. Let's stop having terrible sidekicks.
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