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30th Aug '17 5:32:15 PM pinkdalek
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** Terra in ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'', though in her case it's more due to CharacterDerailment from her original personality to fit this character type, than due to the number of times she needs to be saved. While she's often victimised and mixed-up in the original, she becomes confident as soon as it becomes clear that Edgar sees her as a person, and more confident still once she regains her memories, and often finds time for teasing Sabin and showing open enjoyment about fighting the Empire. In ''Dissidia'', Kefka's menace takes on an IHaveYouNowMyPretty tone, her personality becomes much more negative and serious, and she is constantly rescued by male characters for their benefit or getting lectured by Cloud ([[FakeMemories of all people]]) about the importance of knowing who you really are. The fact that Terra is the [[TheSmurfette only woman]] of Cosmos' Warriors [[{{Chickification}} doesn't make this seem any more classy]]; the remake mitigated this somewhat by altering Terra's dialogue as much as the recordings allowed and adding some other female characters to soften the UnfortunateImplications.

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** Terra in ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'', though in her case it's more due to CharacterDerailment from her original personality to fit this character type, than due to the number of times she needs to be saved. While she's often victimised and mixed-up in the original, she becomes confident as soon as it becomes clear that Edgar sees her as a person, and more confident still once she regains her memories, and often finds time for teasing Sabin and showing open enjoyment about fighting the Empire. In ''Dissidia'', Kefka's menace takes on an IHaveYouNowMyPretty tone, her personality becomes much more negative and serious, and she is constantly rescued by male characters for their benefit or getting lectured by Cloud ([[FakeMemories of all people]]) about the importance of knowing who you really are. The fact that Terra is the [[TheSmurfette only woman]] of Cosmos' Warriors [[{{Chickification}} doesn't make this seem any more classy]]; the remake mitigated this somewhat by altering Terra's dialogue as much as the recordings allowed and adding some other female characters to soften the UnfortunateImplications. In ''[[VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy2015 Dissidia NT]]'', she is as confident as any of the other heroes and gets her MamaBear protectiveness back.
29th Jul '17 8:56:34 PM Xtifr
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** Being associated with this trope is probably what spurred John Byrne, in his ComicBook/PostCrisis retelling of Superman's origin, to make it very, very obvious that Lois was now a borderline ActionGirl. This eventually led to an Inversion immediately after her wedding to Clark [[spoiler: when he was kidnapped after temporarily losing his powers]]. Lois took her Army brat background to extremes, becoming a GIJane in order to come to the rescue.

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** Being associated with this trope is probably what spurred John Byrne, in his ComicBook/PostCrisis retelling of Superman's origin, to make it very, very obvious that Lois was now a borderline ActionGirl. This eventually led to an Inversion immediately after her wedding to Clark [[spoiler: when he was kidnapped after temporarily losing his powers]]. Lois took her Army brat background to extremes, becoming a GIJane G.I. Jane in order to come to the rescue.
16th Jun '17 4:41:28 PM Amberlu
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** [[spoiler:Star Flower]] could be this due to AlternativeCharacterInterpretation.
1st Jun '17 3:08:48 AM jormis29
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* ''Series/DesperateHousewives'': Susan Mayer (Teri Hatcher). Hilariously, Hatcher also played Lois Lane in the '90s Superman drama ''Series/LoisAndClark''.

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* ''Series/DesperateHousewives'': Susan Mayer (Teri Hatcher).(Creator/TeriHatcher). Hilariously, Hatcher also played Lois Lane in the '90s Superman drama ''Series/LoisAndClark''.
24th May '17 8:46:15 PM Kereea1
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* ComicBook/{{Empowered}} has a very sturdy reputation as this in-universe, as a "[[ButtMonkey D-list superchica prone to capture and bondage]]", despite the fact that when the villains she faces upgrade from obnoxious, but not very harmful pervs to actual threats to the safety of her friends and/or the world, she is [[TheHero one of the most effective and powerful]] heroes (and a good battlefield leader even), [[TookALevelInBadass especially in the later stories]]. She is growing increasingly effective against the pervs too. It was finally revealed that she let the harmless pervs tie her up because [[spoiler:they had a tendency to forget she was there and start gossiping about more powerful villains' secrets.]]

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* ComicBook/{{Empowered}} has a very sturdy reputation as this in-universe, as a "[[ButtMonkey D-list superchica prone to capture and bondage]]", despite the fact that when the villains she faces upgrade from obnoxious, but not very harmful pervs to actual threats to the safety of her friends and/or the world, she is [[TheHero one of the most effective and powerful]] heroes (and a good battlefield leader even), [[TookALevelInBadass especially in the later stories]]. She is growing increasingly effective against the pervs too. It was finally revealed that she let the harmless pervs tie her up because [[spoiler:they had a tendency to forget she was there and start gossiping about more powerful villains' secrets.]]]] Later turns out to be an Enforced Trope in that she was ''cursed'' [[spoiler: by Sistah Spooky]] so that villains feel compelled to try and hostage her and what's worse, the caster actually ''felt remorse'' for the curse and tried undoing it to no avail.



** The other girl's name is Frieda. Her role in the cartoon was downplayed after giving Virgil a guy best friend instead of letting her be the best friend. She was replaced by Richie Foley, who is basically her except male and blonde - according to WordOfGod, he's also gay. On the other hand, Richie ''also'' falls into this category in the sense that he's always getting kidnapped and his help is mostly ineffectual except for a few episodes. His ineffectualness begins in episode 1 when he tries to protect Frieda from Hotstreak and gets his shirt burned to a cinder, and he is first kidnapped in the episode "Sons of the Fathers" by Ebon. After that, he becomes a mind-slave twice and is kidnapped at least three more times. That, and the fact that Richie gets super powers of his own later on, so he's actually able to help out more in combat and rescues Virgil a few times.

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** The other girl's name is Frieda. Her role in the cartoon was downplayed after giving Virgil a guy best friend instead of letting her be the best friend. She was replaced by Richie Foley, who is basically her except male and blonde - according to WordOfGod, he's also gay. On the other hand, Richie ''also'' falls into this category in the sense that he's always getting kidnapped and his help is mostly ineffectual except for a few episodes. His ineffectualness begins in episode 1 when he tries to protect Frieda from Hotstreak and gets his shirt burned to a cinder, and he is first kidnapped in the episode "Sons of the Fathers" by Ebon. After that, he becomes a mind-slave twice and is kidnapped at least three more times. That, and the fact that Richie gets super powers of his own later on, so he's actually able to help out more in combat and rescues Virgil a few times.
10th May '17 2:25:59 PM Starfire
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** Chibiusa/Rini too. Over half of the MonsterOfTheWeek plots in the second season are kicked off by her running off and getting herself into trouble. You'd think the girl would catch on after it happens so many times but no. The villains of that season have the easiest job in the world - they don't have to try and find her at all, they just need to wait for her to run off and inevitably reveal herself which happens every time.

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** Chibiusa/Rini too. Over half of the MonsterOfTheWeek plots in the second season are kicked off by her running off and getting herself into trouble. You'd think the girl would catch on after it happens so many times but no. The villains of that season have the easiest job in the world - they don't have to try and find her at all, they just need to wait for her to run off and inevitably reveal herself which happens every time. Again, the DIC dub made her even less tolerable with a grating voice and editing out scenes the moral guardians would object to, usually of Usagi punishing Chibiusa. Rini came off as an utter KarmaHoudini sometimes.
2nd May '17 12:21:14 PM Rowdycmoore
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* Pre-Nu52 ''Supergirl #60'' revealed there are quite a few guys like this in Metropolis; they will literally jump off of buildings so Supergirl has to catch and rescue them (and they often ask ask for her phone number afterward).

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* Pre-Nu52 Played for laughs in pre-Nu52 ''Supergirl #60'' revealed #60'', which showed there are quite a few guys like this in Metropolis; they will literally jump off of buildings so Supergirl has to catch and rescue them (and they often ask ask for her phone number afterward).
2nd May '17 12:20:07 PM Rowdycmoore
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* Pre-Nu52 ''Supergirl #60'' revealed there are quite a few guys like this in Metropolis; they will literally jump off of buildings so Supergirl has to catch and rescue them (and they often ask ask for her phone number afterward).
1st May '17 9:16:32 PM nombretomado
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* ''TransformersAnimated'':
** [[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, 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.
** Mix of all of the above, and the hope that Sentinel gets it through his thick head that his arrogance is a Bad Thing. But StatusQuoIsGod and he always rubber bands back to being a jackass by his next appearance. Even Jazz, who has long tolerated (or ignored) it as his second in command, finally gives up and more or less defects to Prime's crew.
* Miko of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime''. [[AesopAmnesia No matter how many times she is told by her friends]] not to sneak off to see the titular robots fight and get caught in the crossfire, [[TooDumbToLive she sneaks off anyway]], has to get rescued, and in some cases nearly kills her friends. After doing so, she can be counted on to ''laugh'' about how ''awesome'' it all was even as the Autobots are trying to make her understand that nearly getting people killed or causing important missions to fail is in fact not a good thing. Being merely TooDumbToLive would be bad enough, but knowing and not caring because your amusement is more important... she makes people say "[[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers I guess Daniel Witwicky wasn't all bad]]..." Also, she's another one the creators love far more than the viewers, so we get a ''lot'' of screentime devoted to someone whose "wacky antics" fall squarely into DudeNotFunny.
** ''Greatly'' improved in season two. She's gone from underfoot and proud of it to actually helpful, ''caring'' when people almost get killed, and ''not being the most common cause of people almost getting killed.'' All while not becoming unrecognizable. The arc with Bulkhead's injury and recovery have been especially good for her, and prove that ''anyone'' can be RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap. Then on season 3 [[spoiler: she goes one on one with Starscream with the Apex Armor. And Win!]]

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* ''TransformersAnimated'':
''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'':
** ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'':
***
[[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, 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.
** *** Mix of all of the above, and the hope that Sentinel gets it through his thick head that his arrogance is a Bad Thing. But StatusQuoIsGod and he always rubber bands back to being a jackass by his next appearance. Even Jazz, who has long tolerated (or ignored) it as his second in command, finally gives up and more or less defects to Prime's crew.
* ** Miko of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime''. [[AesopAmnesia No matter how many times she is told by her friends]] not to sneak off to see the titular robots fight and get caught in the crossfire, [[TooDumbToLive she sneaks off anyway]], has to get rescued, and in some cases nearly kills her friends. After doing so, she can be counted on to ''laugh'' about how ''awesome'' it all was even as the Autobots are trying to make her understand that nearly getting people killed or causing important missions to fail is in fact not a good thing. Being merely TooDumbToLive would be bad enough, but knowing and not caring because your amusement is more important... she makes people say "[[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers I guess Daniel Witwicky wasn't all bad]]..." Also, she's another one the creators love far more than the viewers, so we get a ''lot'' of screentime devoted to someone whose "wacky antics" fall squarely into DudeNotFunny.
** ''Greatly''
DudeNotFunny.[[note]]''Greatly'' improved in season two. She's gone from underfoot and proud of it to actually helpful, ''caring'' when people almost get killed, and ''not being the most common cause of people almost getting killed.'' All while not becoming unrecognizable. The arc with Bulkhead's injury and recovery have been especially good for her, and prove that ''anyone'' can be RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap. Then on season 3 [[spoiler: she goes one on one with Starscream with the Apex Armor. And Win!]]Win!]][[/note]]
16th Apr '17 5:38:37 PM Wyldchyld
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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Princess Lurichiyo. A bratty, spoiled rich kid who can't seem to stop getting kidnapped. After Ichigo and crew have the kidnapper cornered and it looks like the {{filler}} arc is over, [[spoiler:Amagai [[DiabolusExMachina shows up]], reveals he is a villain,]] and kidnaps her ''again''. Made more irritating for some by the fact that the arc came up in the middle of the Hueco Mundo arc and after Ichigo's battle with Grimmjow.

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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Princess Lurichiyo. A bratty, spoiled rich kid who can't seem to stop getting kidnapped. After Ichigo and crew have the kidnapper cornered and it looks like the {{filler}} arc is over, [[spoiler:Amagai [[DiabolusExMachina shows up]], reveals he a new villain is a villain,]] revealed and kidnaps her ''again''. Made more irritating for some by the fact that the arc came up in the middle of the Hueco Mundo arc and after Ichigo's battle with Grimmjow.she's kidnapped ''again''.
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