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23rd Mar '17 10:33:40 PM jamespolk
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* In ''[[Literature/ErastFandorin Murder on the Leviathan]]'', Renata Kleber gets into trouble on purpose in hopes of starting a RescueRomance with the handsome protagonist, who seems to uphold chivalric values.

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* In ''[[Literature/ErastFandorin Murder on the Leviathan]]'', ''Literature/MurderOnTheLeviathan'', Renata Kleber gets into trouble on purpose in hopes of starting a RescueRomance with the handsome protagonist, who seems to uphold chivalric values.
23rd Mar '17 12:45:51 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** Played straight in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild]]''. [[spoiler:Zelda may have been trapped inside Hyrule Castle for the past 100 years, but that's because she's been busy keeping Calamity Ganon sealed up with her.]]

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** Played straight in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild]]''.''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]''. [[spoiler:Zelda may have been trapped inside Hyrule Castle for the past 100 years, but that's because she's been busy keeping Calamity Ganon sealed up with her.]]
23rd Mar '17 12:45:34 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Played with in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword]]''. [[spoiler:Though Zelda herself certainly doesn't choose to be kidnapped, it's later revealed that her plight was part of a plan set in motion by her previous incarnation. In her past life as the goddess Hylia, she predicted that putting her human self in danger would be a surefire way to spur Link into action.]]

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
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Played with in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword]]''. [[spoiler:Though Zelda herself certainly doesn't choose to be kidnapped, it's later revealed that her plight was part of a plan set in motion by her previous incarnation. In her past life as the goddess Hylia, she predicted that putting her human self in danger would be a surefire way to spur Link into action.]]
** Played straight in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild]]''. [[spoiler:Zelda may have been trapped inside Hyrule Castle for the past 100 years, but that's because she's been busy keeping Calamity Ganon sealed up with her.
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28th Jan '17 5:03:43 PM Wyldchyld
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While this character may look like a DamselScrappy at first glance, she's actually ObfuscatingStupidity. Whether she's pulling a WoundedGazelleGambit, or [[FetishFuel just into this sort of thing,]] she doesn't get captured because she's weak, she gets captured because ''she wants to''. She may even [[ActionGirl have the skills to get out of the scrape she's in herself if necessary]]. [[BadassInDistress If this is the case]], expect her to say LetsGetDangerous at some point.

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While this character may look like a DamselScrappy at first glance, she's actually ObfuscatingStupidity. Whether she's pulling a WoundedGazelleGambit, or [[FetishFuel just into this sort of thing,]] thing, she doesn't get captured because she's weak, she gets captured because ''she wants to''. She may even [[ActionGirl have the skills to get out of the scrape she's in herself if necessary]]. [[BadassInDistress If this is the case]], expect her to say LetsGetDangerous at some point.
11th Jan '17 3:27:10 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'': Charlotte is a perfectly capable warrior, but she pretends to be helpless so she can trick a rich man into saving and falling for her.



* [[spoiler:June]] in ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors''. [[spoiler:In reality, she's the DeadlyGame's creator, and coldly manipulates everyone to ensure her survival.]]

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* [[spoiler:June]] [[spoiler: Akane aka June]] in ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors''. [[spoiler:In reality, she's the DeadlyGame's creator, and coldly manipulates everyone to ensure her survival.]]
5th Jan '17 3:32:52 AM anza_sb
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* In episode 17 of ''WebAnimation/RWBYChibi'', Nora repeatedly tries to stage herself being attacked by a Grimm creature in hopes that Ren will save her. It doesn't work: the first two times she's saved by Sun and Yang instead, while the third time has Ren see she has it under control and leave.
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27th Aug '16 6:56:09 PM Karxrida
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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'': Charlotte is a perfectly capable warrior, but she pretends to be helpless so she can trick a rich man into saving and falling for her.
17th Aug '16 5:20:04 AM ladymoonshade
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* ''Literature/UrbanDragon'': Arkay's main source of income involves pretending to be a ditsy ingenue for would-be sexual predators, beating them within an inch of their lives, and robbing them blind.
4th May '16 12:31:48 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* [[spoiler: Jessica Ushiromiya]] in ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi''. [[spoiler: While she ''is'' an asthmatic IllGirl, she more than once pretends to be more ill than she truly is.]]

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* [[spoiler: Jessica Ushiromiya]] in ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi''.''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry''. [[spoiler: While she ''is'' an asthmatic IllGirl, she more than once pretends to be more ill than she truly is.]]
24th Apr '16 5:48:16 AM JackG
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* The short film that ''Film/{{DEBS}}'' was based on had a team member who keeps getting kidnapped by the BigBad to cover for their DatingCatwoman relationship.
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