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27th May '17 7:00:17 AM lillolillo
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* ''Franchise/YuGiOh'': Kisara, the girl that Kaiba's preincarnation has evident feelings for, is a good example of this trope. Seto may have saved her first, but she [[NowLetMeCarryYou repays the favor in spades]]; her soul is the ''Blue-Eyes White Dragon''. [[note]] This trope only applies to her anime persona; in the manga, she doesn't [[spoiler:take the blast for priest Seto]] -- instead, she is just hit by it in attempting to escape. Spoilers! [[http://www.kivmanga.com/mangas/Yu-Gi-Oh%20-%20Req%20by%20Lorenzo/330/Yu-Gi-Oh-Manga-009.jpg]] & [[http://www.kivmanga.com/mangas/Yu-Gi-Oh%20-%20Req%20by%20Lorenzo/330/Yu-Gi-Oh-Manga-010.jpg]] [[/note]]

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* ''Franchise/YuGiOh'': Kisara, the girl that Kaiba's preincarnation has evident feelings for, is a good example of this trope. Seto may have saved her first, but she [[NowLetMeCarryYou repays the favor in spades]]; her soul is the ''Blue-Eyes White Dragon''. [[note]] This [[note]]This trope only applies to her anime persona; in the manga, she doesn't [[spoiler:take the blast for priest Seto]] -- instead, she is just hit by it in attempting to escape. Spoilers! [[http://www.kivmanga.com/mangas/Yu-Gi-Oh%20-%20Req%20by%20Lorenzo/330/Yu-Gi-Oh-Manga-009.jpg]] & [[http://www.kivmanga.com/mangas/Yu-Gi-Oh%20-%20Req%20by%20Lorenzo/330/Yu-Gi-Oh-Manga-010.jpg]] escape.[[/note]]



* [[spoiler:Sonohara Anri]] of ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'' seems very distressed all the time, what with perverts hitting on her, ganguro girls bullying her, and the Slasher coming after her. Then [[spoiler:she stops a knife with her arm, [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech tells Niekawa Haruna that her knife is nothing but a child]], pulls out the real Saika, and takes over the army of Slashers.]]

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* [[spoiler:Sonohara Anri]] Sonohara Anri of ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'' seems very distressed all the time, what with perverts hitting on her, ganguro girls bullying her, and the Slasher coming after her. Then [[spoiler:she stops a knife with her arm, [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech tells Niekawa Haruna that her knife is nothing but a child]], pulls out the real Saika, and takes over the army of Slashers.]]



* ''Anime/{{Lupin III}}'': Any villain who takes Fujiko hostage and is foolish enough to either leave her unattended, or fall for [[FemmeFatale her feminine wiles]], will usually find out just how helpless she ''isn't'':

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* ''Anime/{{Lupin ''Franchise/{{Lupin III}}'': Any villain who takes Fujiko hostage and is foolish enough to either leave her unattended, or fall for [[FemmeFatale her feminine wiles]], will usually find out just how helpless she ''isn't'':




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* Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} and Comicbook/{{Batgirl}} seldom need to be rescued. In ''World's Finest'' #169 they've been kidnapped by Comicbook/{{Catwoman}} and Black Flame (a Silver Age Supergirl's enemy). By the time Franchise/{{Superman}} and Batman arrive at the cave where they're being held, both girls have already escaped. In fact, they save ''them'' from a DeathTrap.



* In ''[[Anime/StreetFighterIITheAnimatedMovie Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie]]'', Chun-Li is attacked by Vega as she walks out of the shower, and though he has the upper hand at first, she eventually turns the tide and utterly dominates him. However, this trope is downplayed to an extent. While Chun-Li defeated Vega, she sustained serious injuries during the fight and might have died had she not been immediately discovered by Guile (who [[TheCavalryArrivesLate burst into the room right after the fight ended]]) and hospitalized.

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* In ''[[Anime/StreetFighterIITheAnimatedMovie Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie]]'', ''Anime/StreetFighterIITheAnimatedMovie'', Chun-Li is attacked by Vega as she walks out of the shower, and though he has the upper hand at first, she eventually turns the tide and utterly dominates him. However, this trope is downplayed to an extent. While Chun-Li defeated Vega, she sustained serious injuries during the fight and might have died had she not been immediately discovered by Guile (who [[TheCavalryArrivesLate burst into the room right after the fight ended]]) and hospitalized.
12th May '17 11:21:28 AM dsneybuf
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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 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 grabs the rose before running back.back inside the castle.]]
11th May '17 6:19:51 PM ngh93
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-->'''Akima''': Well, if it isn't the Captain. What kept you?
25th Apr '17 3:57:59 PM KnightLight321
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** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'': When the player first encounters Say'ri, she's unarmed and cornered by enemy knights, requiring rescue. But saving her is a sub-objective for the mission, not the win condition, so there's nothing stopping Say'ri from borrowing a weapon and jumping right back into the fray immediately following getting out of danger.
*** Likewise with Anna, who first appears alone, protecting a village from a bandit troupe. Only a token assist from the Shepherds is required for Anna to singlehandedly mow down the entire attacking force.
1st Apr '17 2:08:39 PM nighttrainfm
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* In ''Series/UchuuSentaiKyuranger'', Raptor-273 has a rather introvert personality prior to getting the ability to become a ranger. Her ranger debut episode had her nearly getting eaten by a dream eating monster until the team saved her. Of course, said dream that attracked the monster in the first place was [[JumpedAtTheCall jumping at the call.]] In the Franchise that made SixthRangers and thus knows a thing or two about badass debut episodes, cue one of the most badass fights in franchise history.

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* In ''Series/UchuuSentaiKyuranger'', ''Series/UchuSentaiKyuranger'', Raptor-273 has a rather introvert personality prior to getting the ability to become a ranger. Her ranger debut episode had her nearly getting eaten by a dream eating monster until the team saved her. Of course, said dream that attracked the monster in the first place was [[JumpedAtTheCall jumping at the call.]] In the Franchise that made SixthRangers and thus knows a thing or two about badass debut episodes, cue one of the most badass fights in franchise history.
30th Mar '17 5:48:04 AM hszmv1
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* In ''Series/UchuuSentaiKyuranger'', Raptor-273 has a rather introvert personality prior to getting the ability to become a ranger. Her ranger debut episode had her nearly getting eaten by a dream eating monster until the team saved her. Of course, said dream that attracked the monster in the first place was [[JumpedAtTheCall jumping at the call.]] In the Franchise that made SixthRangers and thus knows a thing or two about badass debut episodes, cue one of the most badass fights in franchise history.
30th Mar '17 5:23:21 AM hszmv1
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*** In discussions about the film and his own [[HeroWithAThousandFaces book's]] part in inspiring it, Joseph Campbell points out that Leia is a rather unique twist on this, where the damsel is saving the dashing hero (Han) from the dragon, as played by Jabba. Of course, the initial break out goes up in smoke, but Leia is the one who scores the kill on the dragon while the guys never make it to his lair. As mentioned above, earlier, Leia was the one who rescued her rather incompetent rescuers.
*** Reportedly, Creator/CarrieFisher was confronted by an angry father who wanted to try and get her to side with him in stopping production on action figures of Leia in the Gold Jabba's Palace Bikini. He demanded how he was going to explain a respected leader dressing like that to his daughter. Carrie told him, "Tell her that someone forced me to wear it. I didn't like it. So I killed him."


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*** Earlier in the film, she balks at the thought of going into hiding, refusing to hide in the face of two assassination attempts. Her justification for getting captured in the first place was, while her protector was told to stay out of the matter, he was also told to stay with her... and she's going. Later, when she gets out of her hand cuffs, she uses her chains to beat the monster to near death, something neither guy ever did.
** She also led the charge against her home planet's invasion and demanding (and succeeding) in getting the Chancellor of the Republic to step down over his fecklessness in the whole situation. While being only 14 years old!
13th Mar '17 3:26:39 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* In ''VideoGame/RiverCityRansomUnderground'', [[spoiler:Chris]] spends the majority of the game imprisoned in the deepest depths of the River City High School by Slick's forces, but not only does she eventually manages to bust out all by herself, she even goes on to become playable and is just as badass as the rest of the heroes.

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* In ''VideoGame/RiverCityRansomUnderground'', [[spoiler:Chris]] spends the majority of the game imprisoned in the deepest depths of the River City High School by Slick's forces, but not only does she eventually manages manage to bust out all by herself, she even goes on to become playable and is just as badass as the rest of the heroes.
13th Mar '17 3:26:29 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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--> ''Seven king's daughters here have ye slain''
--> ''So lie ye here, a husband to them all''

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--> ''Seven --->''Seven king's daughters here have ye slain''
--> ''So
slain\\
So
lie ye here, a husband to them all''



-->'''scarabmango''': "Think you're just gonna sneak in there and find some weak, terrified college girl to kill? Not with the [[FanNickname Queen of Fighting Games]], [[PrecisionFStrike motherfucker]]. Sofa to the FACE!!!"

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-->'''scarabmango''': "Think --->'''scarabmango''': Think you're just gonna sneak in there and find some weak, terrified college girl to kill? Not with the [[FanNickname Queen of Fighting Games]], [[PrecisionFStrike motherfucker]]. Sofa to the FACE!!!"FACE!!!





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* In ''VideoGame/RiverCityRansomUnderground'', [[spoiler:Chris]] spends the majority of the game imprisoned in the deepest depths of the River City High School by Slick's forces, but not only does she eventually manages to bust out all by herself, she even goes on to become playable and is just as badass as the rest of the heroes.
1st Mar '17 7:25:43 PM nombretomado
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* [[spoiler:Sonohara Anri]] of ''Literature/{{Durarara}}'' seems very distressed all the time, what with perverts hitting on her, ganguro girls bullying her, and the Slasher coming after her. Then [[spoiler:she stops a knife with her arm, [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech tells Niekawa Haruna that her knife is nothing but a child]], pulls out the real Saika, and takes over the army of Slashers.]]

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* [[spoiler:Sonohara Anri]] of ''Literature/{{Durarara}}'' ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'' seems very distressed all the time, what with perverts hitting on her, ganguro girls bullying her, and the Slasher coming after her. Then [[spoiler:she stops a knife with her arm, [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech tells Niekawa Haruna that her knife is nothing but a child]], pulls out the real Saika, and takes over the army of Slashers.]]
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