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27th May '16 10:36:06 AM Adam43
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* The ''VideoGame/AdventuresOfLolo'' trilogy involves Lala getting kidnapped by King Eggar, and Lolo has to save her. However, in the third game, one can change this around by attempting to take out King Eggar [[HopelessBossFight the first time]] as Lolo, in which King Eggar will demonstrate to Lolo how it is like to be kidnapped. Of course, this leaves Lala to save Lolo.

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* The ''VideoGame/AdventuresOfLolo'' trilogy involves Lala getting kidnapped by King Eggar, Egger, and Lolo has to save her. However, in the third game, one can change this around by attempting to take out King Eggar Egger [[HopelessBossFight the first time]] as Lolo, in which King Eggar Egger [[DistressedDude will demonstrate to Lolo how it is like to be kidnapped. kidnapped.]] Of course, this leaves Lala to save Lolo.
27th May '16 10:34:00 AM Adam43
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** Pikachu often gets himself caught in Team Rocket's traps. However, he often gets itself out, so this is an aversion.
** Nearly every character, male of female, had a turn as this. Amusingly, the Team Rocket trio themselves might actually be one of the most recurring examples.

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** Pikachu often gets himself caught in Team Rocket's traps. However, he often gets itself himself out, so this is an aversion.
** Nearly every character, male of or female, had a turn as this. Amusingly, the Team Rocket trio themselves might actually be one of the most recurring examples.


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* The ''VideoGame/AdventuresOfLolo'' trilogy involves Lala getting kidnapped by King Eggar, and Lolo has to save her. However, in the third game, one can change this around by attempting to take out King Eggar [[HopelessBossFight the first time]] as Lolo, in which King Eggar will demonstrate to Lolo how it is like to be kidnapped. Of course, this leaves Lala to save Lolo.
20th May '16 9:35:22 PM Adumbro_Deus
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*** Merely being captured isn't sufficient for the trope though, it's being deprived of agency, heroes get captured all the time but the difference between them and the damsel is agency. Yuna most of the time has agency therefore she's rarely the damsel in distress even when captured.
18th May '16 12:01:33 PM GlassRain
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* Possibly the only reason why [[DamselScrappy Kate]] exists on ''Series/RobinHood''. Partially justified in that she's just a simple peasant girl who has been thrown into a guerilla-style war, but which inevitably leads to FridgeLogic when one wonders [[TheSmurfettePrinciple why on earth]] the outlaws keep letting her [[TagalongKid tag along]] with them on dangerous missions that [[FauxActionGirl she's obviously not equipped to handle]].

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* Possibly the only reason why [[DamselScrappy Kate]] exists on ''Series/RobinHood''. Partially justified in that she's just a simple peasant girl who has been thrown into a guerilla-style guerrilla-style war, but which inevitably leads to FridgeLogic when one wonders [[TheSmurfettePrinciple why on earth]] the outlaws keep letting her [[TagalongKid tag along]] with them on dangerous missions that [[FauxActionGirl she's obviously not equipped to handle]].



* Princess Cassima in ''VideoGame/KingsQuestV'' and moreso in ''VideoGame/KingsQuestVI'' is a damsel in distress. She is held captive by the wizard Mordak in V and in VI, is actually kept inside a tower by the GrandVizier [[Creator/HPLovecraft Alhazred]] for a plot to marry her.

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* Princess Cassima in ''VideoGame/KingsQuestV'' and moreso more so in ''VideoGame/KingsQuestVI'' is a damsel in distress. She is held captive by the wizard Mordak in V and in VI, is actually kept inside a tower by the GrandVizier [[Creator/HPLovecraft Alhazred]] for a plot to marry her.



* ''VideoGame/{{Spelunky}}'', has a character known as the damsel, who can be rescued from most levels for an extra hitpoint. One extra hitpoint. She also makes for a good throwing weapon. If you rescue 8 of them in one playthrough, you can play as her and you rescue Spelunky instead.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Spelunky}}'', has a character known as the damsel, who can be rescued from most levels for an extra hitpoint. hit point. One extra hitpoint.hit point. She also makes for a good throwing weapon. If you rescue 8 of them in one playthrough, you can play as her and you rescue Spelunky instead.



** Amy Rose a few odd times, most prominantly in ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehogCD''.

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** Amy Rose a few odd times, most prominantly prominently in ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehogCD''.



** ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireIII'' also presents Nina in such a sitaution, when she's captured by [[SiblingTeam Balio and Sunder]] to blackmail the king/her father.

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** ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireIII'' also presents Nina in such a sitaution, situation, when she's captured by [[SiblingTeam Balio and Sunder]] to blackmail the king/her father.



* Princess Mari in ''VideoGame/TheKingOfDragons'' exists to fulfil this role. Though she actually [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething lead the offensive]] of her kingdom against the hordes of monsters, she just makes things get worse.

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* Princess Mari in ''VideoGame/TheKingOfDragons'' exists to fulfil fulfill this role. Though she actually [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething lead the offensive]] of her kingdom against the hordes of monsters, she just makes things get worse.


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* ''Webcomic/ZebraGirl'':
** Mabel, who is captured by Lord Incubus, who demands that Sandra releases him from his prison if she wants her back.
** Crystal during the Heaven on Earth arc, when she is captured by vampires who threaten to kill her.
16th May '16 12:04:22 PM Doug86
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* Literature/ConanTheBarbarian. Very often

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* Literature/ConanTheBarbarian.Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian. Very often
10th May '16 5:07:18 PM aziuka
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'', [[HotScoop Roxanne Ritchi]] gets kidnapped every week by the titular supervillain, to the point where basically [[SeenItAll no deathtrap can scare her anymore]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'', [[HotScoop Roxanne Ritchi]] routinely gets kidnapped every week by the titular supervillain, to the point where basically [[SeenItAll no deathtrap can scare her anymore]].
10th May '16 5:03:37 PM aziuka
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'', [[HotScoop Roxanne Ritchi]] gets kidnapped every week by the titular supervillain, to the point where basically [[SeenItAll nothing can scare her anymore]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'', [[HotScoop Roxanne Ritchi]] gets kidnapped every week by the titular supervillain, to the point where basically [[SeenItAll nothing no deathtrap can scare her anymore]].
10th May '16 5:02:46 PM aziuka
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'', [[HotScoop Roxanne Ritchi]] gets kidnapped every week by the titular supervillain, to the point where basically [[SeenItAll nothing can scare her anymore]].
10th May '16 10:24:01 AM nmn3r3
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* Elizabeth in ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'' seems to be your average DamselInDistress: she's trapped in a tower, guarded by a terrible ''monster' and must be rescued by the PlayerCharacter, Booker. But she's immensely helpful in combat to the point it could be said [[EscortMission Elizabeth is escorting YOU]], constantly fetching needed supplies and using her abilities to summon useful terrain and helpers from other dimensions. And by the end of the game, [[spoiler: she reaches near godlike levels of power and effortlessly defeats her former guardian, a feat even Booker himself couldn't manage.]]

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* Elizabeth in ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'' seems to be your average DamselInDistress: she's trapped in a tower, guarded by a terrible ''monster' and must be rescued by the PlayerCharacter, Booker. But she's immensely helpful in combat to the point it could be said [[EscortMission Elizabeth is escorting YOU]], constantly fetching needed supplies and using her abilities to summon useful terrain and helpers from other dimensions. And While you do need to rescue her from Comstock's scientists in the third act, by the end of the game, [[spoiler: she reaches near godlike levels of power and effortlessly defeats her former guardian, a feat even Booker himself couldn't manage.]]
4th May '16 5:36:00 PM Adam43
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** Eventually {{lampshade|Hanging}}d by Shredder when Kraig suggests to Shredder to send the stone warriors Shredder made to grab April O'Neil Shredder's response is this:

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** Eventually {{lampshade|Hanging}}d by Shredder when Kraig suggests to Shredder to send the stone warriors Shredder made to grab April O'Neil O'Neil. Shredder's response is this:
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