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2nd Dec '16 4:24:15 AM RaZorwire
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* ''Series/StargateUniverse'': Chloe, who was - like Jennifer Keller on ''Atlantis'' - the LoveInterest for two different guys. Unlike Keller, however, Chloe had virtually ''no'' useful purpose whatsoever.

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* ''Series/StargateUniverse'': Chloe, who was - like Jennifer Keller on ''Atlantis'' - the LoveInterest for two different guys. Unlike Keller, however, Chloe had virtually ''no'' useful purpose whatsoever. Luckily, this is averted later in the series when she starts learning some useful skills, and also becomes [[spoiler: temporarily CursedWithAwesome by an alien infection that gives her super powers.]]
21st Nov '16 10:56:56 PM CatcherInTheWry
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** Also [[TheScrappy Scrappy Doo]], due to his idiotic tendency to pick fights with guys about ten times his size. Shaggy and Scooby usually always have to pull him away before he gets himself hurt or killed. He even steps just out of hiding spots Scooby & Shaggy are still in to do it thus compromising everyone's safety, so he's essentially a traitorous snitch.
14th Nov '16 12:22:31 PM rafi
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* ''Series/TwentyFour'':
** Kimberly Bauer, former {{Trope Namer|s}}, has an annoying habit of getting TrappedByMountainLions, wandering around [[VaporWear bra-less]] in wifebeaters around potential rapists, and doing everything in her power to anger men with guns. Kim is sometimes known as "Bathroom-Break Bauer", due to a nearly-unbroken string of kidnappings, confinements and hostage-takings, which make it possible to take a bathroom break whenever she's on screen without missing anything truly important. The writers have admitted, in essence, that she can't be killed off because Jack has already lost [[spoiler:Teri, his wife]] and it would destroy him. Jack also says this much late in Season 7, when [[spoiler:the only way to save his life puts Kim at risk of losing hers]].
** [[http://www.sluggy.com/daily.php?date=070121 This]] ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' strip shows the Damsel Scrappy in action, in the context of a ''24'' parody.
** Then in the final season, Kim finally kicked this to the curb. She managed to get out without being kidnapped, and she sent Jack off to do his thing.



* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'': Maya.

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* %%* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'': Maya.



* ''Series/TwentyFour'':
** Kimberly Bauer, former {{Trope Namer|s}}, has an annoying habit of getting TrappedByMountainLions, wandering around [[VaporWear bra-less]] in wifebeaters around potential rapists, and doing everything in her power to anger men with guns. Kim is sometimes known as "Bathroom-Break Bauer", due to a nearly-unbroken string of kidnappings, confinements and hostage-takings, which make it possible to take a bathroom break whenever she's on screen without missing anything truly important. The writers have admitted, in essence, that she can't be killed off because Jack has already lost [[spoiler:Teri, his wife]] and it would destroy him. Jack also says this much late in Season 7, when [[spoiler:the only way to save his life puts Kim at risk of losing hers]].
** [[http://www.sluggy.com/daily.php?date=070121 This]] ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' strip shows the Damsel Scrappy in action, in the context of a ''24'' parody.
** Then in the final season, Kim finally kicked this to the curb. She managed to get out without being kidnapped, and she sent Jack off to do his thing.
9th Oct '16 3:01:47 PM LondonKdS
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** Peri is the single most notorious example. Her first appearance in "Planet of Fire" had her being very self-possessed and one of the few human characters ever to NoSell the Master's mind-control abilities, but the rest of her tenure hardly ever had her achieve anything except be an object to be fought over. Due to the DarkerAndEdgier tendencies of the era, she came in for an unprecedented and uncharacteristic amount of [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty explicitly sexualised menace]] from villains, which came across as particularly disturbing given the general [[MsFanservice unusual degree of sexualisation]] in her portrayal and her borderline-abusive relationship with the Doctor. Her brutal (possibly faked) death came across as not so much shocking as the inevitable climax of her character arc.

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** Peri is the single most notorious example. Her first appearance in "Planet of Fire" had her being very self-possessed and one of the few human only two characters ever to NoSell the Master's mind-control abilities, but the rest of her tenure hardly ever had her achieve anything except be an object to be fought over. Due to the DarkerAndEdgier tendencies of the era, she came in for an unprecedented and uncharacteristic amount of [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty explicitly sexualised menace]] from villains, which came across as particularly disturbing given the general [[MsFanservice unusual degree of sexualisation]] in her portrayal and her borderline-abusive relationship with the Doctor. Her brutal (possibly faked) averted) death came across as not so much shocking as the inevitable climax of her character arc.
19th Sep '16 7:38:39 PM Winner1
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%%* Ashley from ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4''. [[MemeticMutation LEOOOOOOOOON! HELP!]]

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%%* * Ashley from ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4''.''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4''. You're forced to save her multiple times throughout the game and with the bonus of ArtificialStupidity you're forced to go back for her through monster hordes a lot. This is only made worse by her repetitive, irritating cries for help. [[MemeticMutation LEOOOOOOOOON! HELP!]]


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* Aelita from ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'', big time. She was this for the first two seasons due to the fact that she was completely useless in battle and was mostly escorted safely to deactivate towers while the others fended off attacking monsters to protect her. In fact, it's very easy to make a drinking game out of how many times she gets endangered in the series as a whole. While she does TakeALevelInBadass in the third season via Energy Fields, she [[DoomMagnet still manages to get in a lot of trouble]] due to either: A) The Scyphozoa, or B) XANA-William (Though it is justifiable in both cases, given that the Scyphozoa is NighInvulnerable and XANA-William is basically a [[OneManArmy tank]]) and requires rescuing from the other warriors.
26th Aug '16 6:31:52 AM Amberlu
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** [[spoiler:Star Flower]] could be this due to AlternativeCharacterInterpretation.
2nd Aug '16 9:41:14 AM Prometheus117
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* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'': Sakura Matou fits this trope pretty well. She has the biggest {{Hatedom}} of the cast and she's one of the least commercial characters in the series along with [[BigBadWannabe Shinji]] and [[ObviouslyEvil Zouken]], despite the fact that she's one of the main heroines. [[WhatMeasureIsANonBadass It's not too hard to understand why]]: [[LadyOfWar Saber]] and [[{{Tsundere}} Rin]] get to kick plenty of ass in and outside their respective routes. As for Sakura, she has very little screen time outside her route, no relevance to the plot, and little characterization to speak of. Within her route, [[TheHero Shirou]] spends most of her route [[spoiler:sacrificing everything]] to save her, while she doesn't (and can't) do much to help him. [[BreakTheCutie Justified]] or not, people usually don't like characters who don't contribute as much as the others or don't have many character traits outside of being [[TheWoobie sympathetic]].

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* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'': Sakura Matou fits this trope pretty well. She has the biggest {{Hatedom}} of the cast and she's one of the least commercial characters in the series along with [[BigBadWannabe Shinji]] and [[ObviouslyEvil Zouken]], despite the fact that she's one of the main heroines. [[WhatMeasureIsANonBadass It's not too hard to understand why]]: [[LadyOfWar Saber]] and [[{{Tsundere}} Rin]] get to kick plenty of ass in and outside their respective routes. As for Sakura, she has very little screen time outside her route, no relevance to the plot, and little characterization to speak of. Within her route, [[TheHero Shirou]] spends most of her route [[spoiler:sacrificing everything]] to save her, while she doesn't (and can't) do much to help him.him [[spoiler:given she's an ApocalypseMaiden]] and [[spoiler:she's, albeit unintentionally, responsible for [[PlayerPunch Saber getting corrupted and getting mercy killed by Shirou]]]], which does nothing to buy her favors. [[BreakTheCutie Justified]] or not, people usually don't like characters who don't contribute as much as the others or don't have many character traits outside of being [[TheWoobie sympathetic]].
30th Jul '16 10:18:01 PM FateStayWho
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* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'': Sakura Matou fits this trope pretty well. She has the biggest {{Hatedom}} of the cast and she's one of the least commercial characters in the series along with [[BigBadWannabe Shinji]] and [[ObviouslyEvil Zouken]], despite the fact that she's one of the main heroines. [[WhatMeasureIsANonBadass It's not too hard to understand why]]: [[LadyOfWar Saber]] and [[{{Tsundere}} Rin]] get to kick plenty of ass in and outside their respective routes. As for Sakura, [[TheHero Shirou]] spends most of her route [[spoiler:sacrificing everything]] to save her, while she doesn't (and can't) do much to help him. [[BreakTheCutie Justified]] or not, people usually don't like characters who don't contribute as much as the others or don't have many character traits outside of being [[TheWoobie sympathetic]].

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* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'': Sakura Matou fits this trope pretty well. She has the biggest {{Hatedom}} of the cast and she's one of the least commercial characters in the series along with [[BigBadWannabe Shinji]] and [[ObviouslyEvil Zouken]], despite the fact that she's one of the main heroines. [[WhatMeasureIsANonBadass It's not too hard to understand why]]: [[LadyOfWar Saber]] and [[{{Tsundere}} Rin]] get to kick plenty of ass in and outside their respective routes. As for Sakura, she has very little screen time outside her route, no relevance to the plot, and little characterization to speak of. Within her route, [[TheHero Shirou]] spends most of her route [[spoiler:sacrificing everything]] to save her, while she doesn't (and can't) do much to help him. [[BreakTheCutie Justified]] or not, people usually don't like characters who don't contribute as much as the others or don't have many character traits outside of being [[TheWoobie sympathetic]].



** [[EntitledBastard Sentinel Prime]] is an unusual male (not to mention giant alien robot) example. Most of his time onscreen involves him getting into some scrape or another and having the [[BeingGoodSucks long-suffering Optimus]] get him out. It seems the only thing that keeps Optimus from abandoning him is a sense of guilt about their shared past and perhaps some level of fondness for his old Academy-mate.

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** [[EntitledBastard Sentinel Prime]] is an unusual male (not to mention giant alien robot) example. Most of his time onscreen involves him getting into some scrape or another another, usually thanks to his massive stupidity, and having the [[BeingGoodSucks long-suffering Optimus]] get him out. It seems the only thing that keeps Optimus from abandoning him is a sense of guilt about their shared past and perhaps some level of fondness for his old Academy-mate.
26th Jul '16 2:01:56 PM Willbyr
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* Miaka from ''FushigiYuugi'', despite being the series protagonist, has come in for some fan hate for the numerous times she [[MartyrWithoutACause pointlessly]] rushes headfirst into dangerous situations, in some cases even ''actively sabotaging'' her protectors or [[PoorCommunicationKills not telling them important information]], then getting in trouble and needing them to come save her anyway.

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* Miaka from ''FushigiYuugi'', ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'', despite being the series protagonist, has come in for some fan hate for the numerous times she [[MartyrWithoutACause pointlessly]] rushes headfirst into dangerous situations, in some cases even ''actively sabotaging'' her protectors or [[PoorCommunicationKills not telling them important information]], then getting in trouble and needing them to come save her anyway.
10th Jul '16 12:52:02 AM Anddrix
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* One of the reasons why Akane Tendo from ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' is considered by some to be a BaseBreaker is the fact that, sometimes, she comes off as one of these. It's not that she gets kidnapped a lot (in fact, Ranma Saotome himself is actually kidnapped more frequently than she is), but she does get into trouble frequently, often because of her own issues (temper tantrums, pride and blind distrust of Ranma/trust of her enemies, mainly), and usually ends up contributing nothing positive to the experience. The very earliest examples of this are the [[MartialArtsAndCrafts Martial Arts Rhythmic Gymnastics and Martial Arts Figure Skating]] stories.

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* One of the reasons why Akane Tendo from ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' is considered by some to be a BaseBreaker BaseBreakingCharacter is the fact that, sometimes, she comes off as one of these. It's not that she gets kidnapped a lot (in fact, Ranma Saotome himself is actually kidnapped more frequently than she is), but she does get into trouble frequently, often because of her own issues (temper tantrums, pride and blind distrust of Ranma/trust of her enemies, mainly), and usually ends up contributing nothing positive to the experience. The very earliest examples of this are the [[MartialArtsAndCrafts Martial Arts Rhythmic Gymnastics and Martial Arts Figure Skating]] stories.



%%* [[BaseBreaker Depending on how you feel about her,]] Creator/DakotaFanning's character in the 2005 remake of ''Film/TheWarOfTheWorlds'' is this.

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%%* [[BaseBreaker Depending on how you feel about her,]] her, Creator/DakotaFanning's character in the 2005 remake of ''Film/TheWarOfTheWorlds'' is this.



* Estelle is a bit of a BaseBreaker in ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'', but those who dislike her consider her as one of these for much of the same reasons as Shirley and Colette- Being PurityPersonified and getting kidnapped and doing nothing to help herself, and finally fighting against the heroes after {{Brainwashing}}.

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* Estelle is a bit of a BaseBreaker BaseBreakingCharacter in ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'', but those who dislike her consider her as one of these for much of the same reasons as Shirley and Colette- Being PurityPersonified and getting kidnapped and doing nothing to help herself, and finally fighting against the heroes after {{Brainwashing}}.
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