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20th Feb '18 1:50:57 AM Cryoclaste
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* Ninian from ''FireEmblem: The Blazing Sword'' often gets lumped into this category, even though she's only ever captured ''twice'' and the third time she goes with the BigBad willingly to spare her friends' lives. Not to mention she ''is'' a very useful member of the party with her ability to give an extra turn. [[DieForOurShip But she gets in between Eliwood-based pairings, the bitch!]]

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* Ninian from ''FireEmblem: The Blazing Sword'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblemBlazingSword'' often gets lumped into this category, even though she's only ever captured ''twice'' and the third time she goes with the BigBad willingly to spare her friends' lives. Not to mention she ''is'' a very useful member of the party with her ability to give an extra turn. [[DieForOurShip But she gets in between Eliwood-based pairings, the bitch!]]
10th Jan '18 7:32:59 PM Rowdycmoore
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* Daphne Blake from ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo''. She is known to often fall into traps, be kidnapped by the villain, or anger the villain in some way. Her nickname in the original ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou'' series was "Danger-prone Daphne".
** The first live-action film played with the concept and had Daphne [[{{Xenafication}} pick up martial arts skills]] [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap and become generally more useful]] after the gang broke up as a direct result of being called out for being the DamselInDistress. In virtually all ''Scooby Doo'' series and films since then, Daphne has been portrayed as a {{MacGyver|ing}} with her makeup kit and accessories. Her martial-arts skills from the live action film carry over to the animated film ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheSamuraiSword'', where she arguably has a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome when she fights in the arena.

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* Daphne Blake from ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo''. She is ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' became known to often fall for falling into traps, be being kidnapped by the villain, or anger angering the villain in some way. Her way, leading to the nickname "Danger-prone Daphne" in the original ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou'' series series. However, TheNostalgiaCritic did call this reputation into question in his review of the first live action movie, pointing out that Scooby and Shaggy (and even Scrappy) seemed to actually get into more danger than Daphne ever did and saying her real major issue was "Danger-prone Daphne".
that she never really did much of anything, at least in the original show.
** The first aforementioned live-action film played with the concept and had Daphne [[{{Xenafication}} pick up martial arts skills]] [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap and become generally more useful]] after the gang broke up as a direct result of being called out for being the DamselInDistress. In virtually all ''Scooby Doo'' series and films since then, Daphne has been portrayed as a {{MacGyver|ing}} with her makeup kit and accessories. Her martial-arts skills from the live action film carry over to the animated film ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheSamuraiSword'', where she arguably has a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome when she fights in the arena.
8th Jan '18 7:51:17 AM Cryoclaste
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* Nora Grey, the heroine of ''Literature/HushHush''. Over the course of three books, she repeatedly walks into dangerous situations without telling anyone else where she's going (so no hope of a rescue if a plan goes wrong), no weapons of any kind, and usually no actual planned course of action beyond "I'll break into that place and wing it". The author seemed to be trying to channel NancyDrew, but failed to give Nora any competency. Really, Nora's stupidity could be summed up near the end of the first book [[spoiler:when she ''willingly'' walks into an empty school and plays into the bad guy's hands, even though (A) she knows she's being lured into a trap, (B) her super-powered, invincible boyfriend is already rescuing the hostage being used as bait for Nora, and (C) the bad guy doesn't even know said boyfriend is on the case, meaning that if Nora had stayed put, the entire climax probably would never have happened. And then, when she's in the school, she gives up and says that she hopes her boyfriend will rescue her. Even though ''he has no idea she is inside'' because ''he told her to wait outside for him'']].

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* Nora Grey, the heroine of ''Literature/HushHush''. Over the course of three books, she repeatedly walks into dangerous situations without telling anyone else where she's going (so no hope of a rescue if a plan goes wrong), no weapons of any kind, and usually no actual planned course of action beyond "I'll break into that place and wing it". The author seemed to be trying to channel NancyDrew, ''Franchise/NancyDrew'', but failed to give Nora any competency. Really, Nora's stupidity could be summed up near the end of the first book [[spoiler:when she ''willingly'' walks into an empty school and plays into the bad guy's hands, even though (A) she knows she's being lured into a trap, (B) her super-powered, invincible boyfriend is already rescuing the hostage being used as bait for Nora, and (C) the bad guy doesn't even know said boyfriend is on the case, meaning that if Nora had stayed put, the entire climax probably would never have happened. And then, when she's in the school, she gives up and says that she hopes her boyfriend will rescue her. Even though ''he has no idea she is inside'' because ''he told her to wait outside for him'']].
26th Dec '17 7:29:01 PM nombretomado
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** Rosa from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'', who spends the whole first half of the game in distress, gets this reception from some, even though she makes up for it in the game's second half as the WhiteMagicianGirl. Rosa potentially gets worse by the sequel, ''[[FinalFantasyIVTheAfterYears the After Years]]'' as she now only exists as a DamselInDistress to give character developments to "Ceodore! Cecil! Kain!" and spends one climax getting dragged around forcefully by [[spoiler: Dark Kain.]]

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** Rosa from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'', who spends the whole first half of the game in distress, gets this reception from some, even though she makes up for it in the game's second half as the WhiteMagicianGirl. Rosa potentially gets worse by the sequel, ''[[FinalFantasyIVTheAfterYears ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIVTheAfterYears the After Years]]'' as she now only exists as a DamselInDistress to give character developments to "Ceodore! Cecil! Kain!" and spends one climax getting dragged around forcefully by [[spoiler: Dark Kain.]]
14th Dec '17 1:07:29 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* ''Film/SkyCaptainAndTheWorldOfTomorrow'' (2004) recreates the style of a 1930s PulpMagazine story - right down to putting Gwyneth Paltrow in one of these roles as the PluckyGirl [[HotScoop Reporter]].

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* ''Film/SkyCaptainAndTheWorldOfTomorrow'' (2004) recreates the style of a 1930s PulpMagazine story - right down to putting Gwyneth Paltrow in one of these roles as the PluckyGirl [[HotScoop Reporter]].Reporter.



** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in the third movie novelization by Mary Jane who asks if she has bait stamped across her forehead when she's locked in Venom's falling car. In the sequels she makes a couple of attempts to become a HeroicBystander. She drops a block of cement on Venom's head as he fights with Spider-Man in the third film and tries to attack Doc Ock from behind in the second film -- but Aunt May had already successfully done the same thing earlier on, [[GenreSavvy and Doc Ock doesn't repeat his mistakes]].

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** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in the third movie novelization by Mary Jane who asks if she has bait stamped across her forehead when she's locked in Venom's falling car. In the sequels sequels, she makes a couple of attempts to become a HeroicBystander. She drops a block of cement on Venom's head as he fights with Spider-Man in the third film and tries to attack Doc Ock from behind in the second film -- but Aunt May had already successfully done the same thing earlier on, [[GenreSavvy and Doc Ock doesn't repeat his mistakes]].
30th Nov '17 8:56:11 AM hubakon1368
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%%* Krysta from ''Fanfic/MyLittleUnicorn''.
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%%* * Krysta from ''Fanfic/MyLittleUnicorn''.
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26th Oct '17 8:10:09 AM KingLyger
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[[caption-width-right:350:Also now she wants to [[MurderTheHypotenuse kill his girlfriend]].]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Also now [[caption-width-right:350:Also, she wants to [[MurderTheHypotenuse kill his girlfriend]].]]



The DamselInDistress is an age-old classic plot device, which places a character in danger to add tension to the story. Sometimes one character (usually a {{Love Interest|s}} or a [[TagalongKid relative]] of another character) seems to have no discernible purpose besides serving as the DesignatedVictim. If the character is popular with the audience, this can be effective. Other times, well... let's just say that the audience starts wishing that the BigDamnHeroes would get stuck in traffic, just so they won't have to put up with ''[[TheScrappy her]]'' anymore.

Most of the time, this character's plight is due entirely to [[TooDumbToLive her own stupidity]]. She doesn't just pick up the DistressBall, she runs it into her own endzone and gets tackled for a safety. And she keeps on doing it, [[WhatAnIdiot again and again and again]]. This may be due to being TheDitz, or a severe case of crippling GenreBlindness.

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The DamselInDistress is an age-old classic plot device, which places a character in danger to add tension to the story. Sometimes one character (usually a {{Love Interest|s}} or a [[TagalongKid relative]] of another character) seems to have no discernible purpose besides serving as the DesignatedVictim. If the character is popular with the audience, this can be effective. Other times, well... let's just say that the audience starts wishing that the BigDamnHeroes would get stuck in traffic, just so they won't have to put up with ''[[TheScrappy her]]'' ''her'' anymore.

The Damsel Scrappy is a combination of the Damsel in Distress (or rarely, the DistressedDude) with TheScrappy. The result is a character than the fans dislike because she's perceived to be TheLoad or even TheMillstone of the group, not pulling her weight compared to the importance the story gives her as a plot device. Most of the time, this character's plight is due entirely to [[TooDumbToLive her own stupidity]]. She doesn't just pick up the DistressBall, she runs it into her own endzone and gets tackled for a safety. And she keeps on doing it, [[WhatAnIdiot again and again and again]]. This may be due to being TheDitz, or a severe case of crippling GenreBlindness.
3rd Oct '17 6:46:13 PM 64SuperNintendo
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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.
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