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13th Dec '17 9:02:22 AM ThunderPX3
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** In ''Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia'', the remake of ''Fire Emblem Gaiden'', a plot element is added whereby villains want to kidnap Celica throughout the game. Since the rest of her side of the game progresses similarly to the original version, this causes her to suddenly turn into a complete idiot every time an attempt is made to either forcibly take her or convince her it's for the Greater Good to give herself up.
30th Nov '17 9:31:24 AM hubakon1368
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* Given to all of Equestria in ''Fanfic/MyLittleUnicorn'', when Nightmare Moon and her allies enslave the place without much resistance and take Luna and Celestia hostage. Naturally, the Unicornicopians have to come to the rescue.

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* [[UpToEleven Given to all of Equestria in ''Fanfic/MyLittleUnicorn'', in]] ''Fanfic/MyBravePonyStarfleetMagic'', when Nightmare Moon and her allies enslave the place without much resistance and take Luna and Celestia hostage. Naturally, the Unicornicopians [[DesignatedHero Unicornicopians]] have to come to the rescue.
29th Sep '17 1:11:39 PM GrammarNavi
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* Kazooie picks up the DistressBall in the early stages of ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooieGruntysRevenge,'' where she's kidnapped by Gruntilda. Sort of. It's actually the result of time travel. [[TimeyWimeyBall Mostly...]] Point being, you have to rescue her (and a bunch of other trapped Breegulls) from the second level before you can use her powers. Even the manual says "She just wants to get back to her best friend and back to kicking Grunty's butt."
* In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica'', Claire Redfield seems to pick this up whenever Albert Wesker is near. When she is in his presence, she loses the ability to fight and use firearms. She also ends up falling victim to the StandardFemaleGrabArea
* Right at the beginning of ''BeyondTheBeyond'', Annie takes the DistressBall and runs into a cave with it, after her father, a seasoned knight, refuses to let her go out adventuring. She promptly gets trapped and nearly eaten by a cave beast, and it becomes the duty of Finn, the hero, to go to the cave and save her.

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* Kazooie picks up the DistressBall Distress Ball in the early stages of ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooieGruntysRevenge,'' where she's kidnapped by Gruntilda. Sort of. It's actually the result of time travel. [[TimeyWimeyBall Mostly...]] Point being, you have to rescue her (and a bunch of other trapped Breegulls) from the second level before you can use her powers. Even the manual says "She just wants to get back to her best friend and back to kicking Grunty's butt."
* In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica'', Claire Redfield seems to pick this up whenever Albert Wesker is near. When she is in his presence, she loses the ability to fight and use firearms. She also ends up falling victim to the StandardFemaleGrabArea
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* Right at the beginning of ''BeyondTheBeyond'', ''VideoGame/BeyondTheBeyond'', Annie takes the DistressBall Distress Ball and runs into a cave with it, after her father, a seasoned knight, refuses to let her go out adventuring. She promptly gets trapped and nearly eaten by a cave beast, and it becomes the duty of Finn, the hero, to go to the cave and save her.



* ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'': Bastila has a DistressBall at the beginning but drops it pretty quickly after the swoop race. Justified as she was knocked unconscious when her escape pod hit the ground, and then had a RestrainingBolt in the form of a device that made it so she couldn't even think. She was building up the willpower and force power to break the device in the time you were running around.

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* ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'': Bastila has a DistressBall Distress Ball at the beginning but drops it pretty quickly after the swoop race. Justified as she was knocked unconscious when her escape pod hit the ground, and then had a RestrainingBolt in the form of a device that made it so she couldn't even think. She was building up the willpower and force power to break the device in the time you were running around.



* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2002-03-08 this]] ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' entry, where Sarah picks up the DistressBall and runs with it.

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* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2002-03-08 this]] ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' entry, where Sarah picks up the DistressBall Distress Ball and runs with it.



* [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic]]: Despite the fact that alicorns are essentially [[PhysicalGod Physical Gods]] in this universe, they are almost always swiftly taken out of the battle in order for the Mane 6 to swoop in and save the day. This is especially infamous in the case of Princess Celestia, who, despite supposedly being the most powerful alicorn, as well as the ruler of all Equestria, is usually the first to go down. Such as in "A Canterlot Wedding", where she is defeated and subdued by Chrysalis, and "Princess Twilight Sparkle", where she and Princess Luna (who is also handed the DistressBall) [[MakesSenseInContext get abducted by the Everfree Forest]] and end up as DamselsInDistress for most of the two-parter.

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* [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic]]: Despite the fact that alicorns are essentially [[PhysicalGod Physical Gods]] in this universe, they are almost always swiftly taken out of the battle in order for the Mane 6 to swoop in and save the day. This is especially infamous in the case of Princess Celestia, who, despite supposedly being the most powerful alicorn, as well as the ruler of all Equestria, is usually the first to go down. Such as in "A Canterlot Wedding", where she is defeated and subdued by Chrysalis, and "Princess Twilight Sparkle", where she and Princess Luna (who is also handed the DistressBall) Distress Ball) [[MakesSenseInContext get abducted by the Everfree Forest]] and end up as DamselsInDistress for most of the two-parter.
24th Sep '17 7:39:46 PM trulymadmoves
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** A variant in "A Health of Information". Zecora is a talented herbalist who is usually approached to treat unusual ailments. In this particular episode, Zecora herself catches a disease and, even before it renders her bedridden, is completely helpless, first visiting a doctor and then suggesting ''some other herbalist'' as a possible solution.
15th Sep '17 1:24:49 AM PlanetEatingWarlord
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* [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic]]: Despite the fact that alicorns are essentially [[PhysicalGod Physical Gods]] in this universe, they are almost always swiftly taken out of the battle in order for the Mane 6 to swoop in and save the day. This is especially infamous in the case of Princess Celestia, who, despite supposedly being the most powerful alicorn, as well as the ruler of all Equestria, is usually the first to go down. Such as in "A Canterlot Wedding", where she is defeated and subdued by Chrysalis, and "Princess Twilight Sparkle", where she and Princess Luna (who is also handed the DistressBall) [[MakesSenseInContext get abducted by the Everfree Forest]] and end up as DamselsInDistress for most of the two-parter.

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* [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic]]: [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic]]: Despite the fact that alicorns are essentially [[PhysicalGod Physical Gods]] in this universe, they are almost always swiftly taken out of the battle in order for the Mane 6 to swoop in and save the day. This is especially infamous in the case of Princess Celestia, who, despite supposedly being the most powerful alicorn, as well as the ruler of all Equestria, is usually the first to go down. Such as in "A Canterlot Wedding", where she is defeated and subdued by Chrysalis, and "Princess Twilight Sparkle", where she and Princess Luna (who is also handed the DistressBall) [[MakesSenseInContext get abducted by the Everfree Forest]] and end up as DamselsInDistress for most of the two-parter.
15th Sep '17 1:24:09 AM PlanetEatingWarlord
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* [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic]]: Despite the fact that alicorns are essentially [[PhysicalGod Physical Gods]] in this universe, they are almost always swiftly taken out of the battle in order for the Mane 6 to swoop in and save the day. This is especially infamous in the case of Princess Celestia, who, despite supposedly being the most powerful alicorn, as well as the ruler of all Equestria, is usually the first to go down. Such as in "A Canterlot Wedding", where she is defeated and subdued by Chrysalis, and "Princess Twilight Sparkle", where she and Princess Luna (who is also handed the DistressBall) [[MakesSenseInContext get abducted by the Everfree Forest]] and end up as DamselsInDistress for most of the two-parter.
** Taken UpToEleven in "To Where And Back Again", [[spoiler: where Chrysalis and the changelings somehow manage to capture and replace all 5 alicorns, as well as the Mane 6 and Shining Armour, leaving it up to [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits Starlight, Trixie, Discord and Thorax]] to save the day.]]
** Rainbow Dash gets this in "Daring Done". Despite being a pretty good fighter, she makes no effort to protect herself from Caballeron's goons and ends up having to be saved by Pinkie Pie and Daring Do.
12th Jul '17 5:33:41 PM Dravencour
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* Sonya Blade in ''Film/MortalKombat'' goes from ActionGirl to "oh he's too strong someone save me" the second [[BigBad Shang Tsung]] gets her arm behind her back. Never mind that she should be by far the ''toughest'' person in the group, being a professionally trained special agent compared to an actor and a disillusioned... whatever the heck Liu Kang is.

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* Sonya Blade in ''Film/MortalKombat'' goes from ActionGirl to "oh he's too strong someone save me" the second [[BigBad Shang Tsung]] gets her arm behind her back. Never mind that she should be by far the ''toughest'' person in the group, being a professionally trained special agent compared to an actor and a disillusioned... whatever the heck Liu Kang is.disillusioned Shaolin Monk.
24th Jun '17 4:10:04 PM Statzkeen
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* Sonya Blade in ''Film/MortalKombat'' goes from ActionGirl to "oh he's too strong someone save me" the second [[BigBad Shang Tsung]] gets her arm behind her back. Never mind that she should be by far the ''toughest'' person in the group, being a professionally trained special agent compared to an actor and a disillusioned... whatever the heck Lui Kang is.

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* Sonya Blade in ''Film/MortalKombat'' goes from ActionGirl to "oh he's too strong someone save me" the second [[BigBad Shang Tsung]] gets her arm behind her back. Never mind that she should be by far the ''toughest'' person in the group, being a professionally trained special agent compared to an actor and a disillusioned... whatever the heck Lui Liu Kang is.
1st May '17 9:17:50 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TransformersAnimated'', episode 2, Prowl, TheLancer of the team, tells Optimus Prime that there's only one person he trusts. Himself. He promptly gets sucked into a nanite monster and almost killed were it not for his teammates. In fact, despite him being the best fighter of the team, Prowl catches the Distress Ball quite a few times in the series, usually after trying to do something alone. Maybe it's trying to send him a message?

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* In ''TransformersAnimated'', ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', episode 2, Prowl, TheLancer of the team, tells Optimus Prime that there's only one person he trusts. Himself. He promptly gets sucked into a nanite monster and almost killed were it not for his teammates. In fact, despite him being the best fighter of the team, Prowl catches the Distress Ball quite a few times in the series, usually after trying to do something alone. Maybe it's trying to send him a message?
9th Apr '17 3:02:24 PM eroock
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->''Gender Equality, Part 2 (Tifa Rule): If any female character, in a burst of anger or enthusiasm, decides to go off and accomplish something on her own without the hero, she will fail miserably and again have to be rescued.''
-->-- '''[[ConsoleRPGCliches145To168 The Grand List of Console RPG Cliches]]'''

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->''Gender Equality, Part 2 (Tifa Rule): If ->''"If any female character, in a burst of anger or enthusiasm, decides to go off and accomplish something on her own without the hero, she will fail miserably and again have to be rescued.''
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-->-- Gender Equality, Part 2 (Tifa Rule), '''[[ConsoleRPGCliches145To168 The Grand List of Console RPG Cliches]]'''
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