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10th Apr '18 1:15:27 PM WillKeaton
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* GenderInverted in the ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats 2011}} [=ThunderCats (2011)=]]]'' episode "The Duelist and the Drifter" {{Adventure Town|s}} resident and habitual DistressedDude the Drifter gets [[UnwillingSuspension snagged]] on high fences [[RuleOfThree three times]], each time enlisting protagonist Lion-O's help to get down. This would be innocuous but for the fact that the Drifter possesses NotQuiteFlight, and readily exploits these encounters to offer {{Adventure Rebuff}}s and unsolicited, [[AloofAlly passive-aggressive]] advice on Lion-O's own increasing problems while elaborately feigning disinterest.

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* GenderInverted in the ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats 2011}} [=ThunderCats (2011)=]]]'' episode "The Duelist and the Drifter" Drifter." {{Adventure Town|s}} resident and habitual DistressedDude the Drifter gets [[UnwillingSuspension snagged]] on high fences [[RuleOfThree three times]], each time enlisting protagonist Lion-O's help to get down. This would be innocuous but for the fact that the Drifter possesses NotQuiteFlight, and readily exploits these encounters to offer {{Adventure Rebuff}}s and unsolicited, [[AloofAlly passive-aggressive]] advice on Lion-O's own increasing problems while elaborately feigning disinterest.
10th Apr '18 1:14:23 PM WillKeaton
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* ''Series/{{The Flash|2014}}'': In "[[Recap/TheFlash2014S4E1TheFlashReborn The Flash Reborn]]", Iris deliberately lets offers herself as a hostage to the "Samuroid", hoping that her being in danger will snap the mentally-unstable Barry out of it. It works. [[CameBackStrong And how!]]

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* ''Series/{{The Flash|2014}}'': In "[[Recap/TheFlash2014S4E1TheFlashReborn The Flash Reborn]]", Iris deliberately lets offers herself as a hostage to the "Samuroid", hoping that her being in danger will snap the mentally-unstable Barry out of it. It works. [[CameBackStrong And how!]]
10th Apr '18 1:13:50 PM WillKeaton
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Compare ISurrenderSuckers, TooKinkyToTorture, ArentYouGoingToRavishMe.

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Compare ISurrenderSuckers, TooKinkyToTorture, ArentYouGoingToRavishMe.
ArentYouGoingToRavishMe
6th Jan '18 3:00:49 PM WillyFourEyes
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* Darkness from ''LightNovel/KonoSuba'' keeps ''trying'' to be one of these, because she has [[TooKinkyToTorture a massive kink for being captured and subjected to all kinds of horrible fates where she can suffer nobly (and erotically) like a brave heroine should]], to the point where she actively refers to things like that as "play", but she comes on way too strong too fast and just turns the villains off. Babbling on about her elaborately-detailed fantasies right in front of them when they've only just met isn't exactly the best strategy, especially when it causes the people around them to start thinking horrible things about her would-be paramour.



* Darkness from ''Manga/KonoSuba'' keeps ''trying'' to be one of these, because she has [[TooKinkyToTorture a massive kink for being captured and subjected to all kinds of horrible fates where she can suffer nobly (and erotically) like a brave heroine should]], to the point where she actively refers to things like that as "play", but she comes on way too strong too fast and just turns the villains off. Babbling on about her elaborately-detailed fantasies right in front of them when they've only just met isn't exactly the best strategy, especially when it causes the people around them to start thinking horrible things about her would-be paramour.
28th Dec '17 12:29:48 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* Spoofed in ''Animation/{{Pucca}}'', when Pucca's best friend Ching (a CuteBruiser) tries to stage several dangerous situations to attract the attention of her crush Abyo - and not even a single one works. [[spoiler: And then it's subverted: when Abyo ends up in trouble and Ching saves him, he's revealed to be an AmazonChaser.]]
26th Nov '17 12:48:29 PM Juhn
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* Darkness from ''Manga/KonoSuba'' keeps ''trying'' to be one of these, because she has [[TooKinkyToTorture a massive kink for being captured and subjected to all kinds of horrible fates where she can suffer nobly (and erotically) like a brave heroine should]], to the point where she actively refers to things like that as "play", but she comes on way too strong too fast and just turns the villains off. Babbling on about her elaborately-detailed fantasies right in front of them when they've only just met isn't exactly the best strategy, especially when it causes the people around them to start thinking horrible things about her would-be paramour.
29th Oct '17 6:41:58 PM Lullaby22
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* Neal Caffrey pulls a male version in the PilotEpisode of ''Series/WhiteCollar'': Long story short, Neal has been let out of prison in order to help the FBI catch an art forger known as The Dutchman. If he fails, he goes back to prison to finish out his sentence. He and Agent Burke have ID'ed The Dutchman and found his base of operations, but they don't have probable cause to carry out a search. Neal gets around this by getting himself captured by The Dutchman's {{Mooks}}, knowing that this will take him outside of the two-mile radius afforded by his tracking anklet, setting it off and giving the FBI an excuse to raid the base.
23rd Oct '17 10:45:41 AM Siggu
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* A mission in ''VideoGame/PokemonSuperMysteryDungeon'' involves a request from [[VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeonExplorers a Grovyle to rescue a Shiny Celebi]]. When you finally find that Celebi, she states she pretended to be in trouble in the dungeon so that she can cause RescueRomance with [[ChasteHero Grovyle]]... [[ComicallyMissingThePoint whose sole response is that she's strong enough to have no trouble in that dungeon]].
13th Oct '17 9:54:40 AM ChronoLegion
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* ''Series/{{The Flash|2014}}'': In "[[Recap/TheFlash2014S4E1TheFlashReborn The Flash Reborn]]", Iris deliberately lets offers herself as a hostage to the "Samuroid", hoping that her being in danger will snap the mentally-unstable Barry out of it. It works. [[CameBackStrong And how!]]
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9th Sep '17 1:22:15 PM JM1982
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If she's getting captured because she's into it, she may be a case of BestHerToBedHer. Expect her not to have much regard for SafeSaneAndConsensual. If her getting captured is part of her EvilPlan, she's really a DecoyDamsel.

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If she's getting captured because she's into it, she may be a case of BestHerToBedHer. Expect her not to have much regard for SafeSaneAndConsensual. If her getting captured is part of her EvilPlan, she's really a DecoyDamsel.
DecoyDamsel. If she is a protagonist, she may be letting herself get captured as part of TheInfiltration. Alternately, if she's BruceWayneHeldHostage, she may pretend to be a HystericalWoman in order to convince the villains to let her go, before she comes back in her more heroic guise.
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