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21st May '17 3:21:37 PM wootzits
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* ''Film/{{Barbarella}}'': Pygar the angel is extremely ill-equipped to deal with the evil and insanity of the city of Sogo, leading to Barbarella having to save him a couple of times; from a group of Sogoites who want to shred his wings and stab him with a scythe, and from the Black Queen who holds him hostage and crucifies him.
19th May '17 4:11:55 PM Steven
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* Whenever the King of Hyrule hasn't been killed by the BigBad, he usually ends up as this. See ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap'', the ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames'' and the [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfZelda cartoon series]].

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* Whenever the King of Hyrule hasn't been killed by the BigBad, he usually ends up as this. See ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap'', the ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames'' and the [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfZelda cartoon series]]. Similarly, Link in the [=CDi=] game ''Wand of Gamelon'' is, along with the king, captured by Ganon. Zelda goes on her own adventure to save them both.
16th May '17 6:58:41 PM nombretomado
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* Mark Lily from ''UglyAmericans'' manages to get himself into all kinds of horrifying and distressful situations.

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* Mark Lily from ''UglyAmericans'' ''WesternAnimation/UglyAmericans'' manages to get himself into all kinds of horrifying and distressful situations.
13th Apr '17 8:25:43 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Smalljon Umber betrays Rickon to Ramsay, who takes the boy as a hostage and taunts Jon about it.
7th Apr '17 9:32:45 AM erforce
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* Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie gives double trouble with a damsel & a dude in distress(Kimberly & Jason). Not to mention Bulk & Skull.

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* Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie ''Film/TurboAPowerRangersMovie'' gives double trouble with a damsel & a dude in distress(Kimberly & Jason). Not to mention Bulk & Skull.
4th Apr '17 3:29:59 PM EfficaciousPantheress
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* In ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'', it's always Flynn who has to be rescued by Literature/{{Rapunzel}}, not the other way round! [[spoiler:Even when Rapunzel gets BoundAndGagged toward the end of the film, she's able to save Flynn from his mortal knife wound by working off her gag and begging Mother Gothel to let her heal him, which gives Flynn a chance to pull off his would-be HeroicSacrifice.]]

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* In ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'', it's always Flynn who has to be rescued by Literature/{{Rapunzel}}, not the other way round! [[spoiler:Even when Rapunzel gets BoundAndGagged toward the end of the film, she's able to Rapunzel's interventions did save Flynn on a few occasions, most notably during the Snuggly Duckling scene. That said, he is able to hold his ground against the palace guards and he kind of repayed the favor, by [[spoiler: performing a Heroic Sacrifice, thereby freeing Rapunzel from his mortal knife wound by working off her gag and begging Mother Gothel to let her heal him, which gives Flynn a chance to pull off his would-be HeroicSacrifice.Gothel.]]
18th Mar '17 8:13:07 AM LovePsychothefirst
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* Fon Master Ion from ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' manages to get kidnapped a grand total of [[spoiler:four]] times in the course of a single game.

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* Fon Master Ion from ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' manages to get kidnapped a grand total of [[spoiler:four]] times in the course of a single game. Justified as he's both rather sickly ''and'' a target of various villains for their plans.
8th Mar '17 8:40:27 PM MeiwakunaBoku
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* Prompto from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'' has two moments. First time was when he gets grabbed by the Naga in Fociaugh Hollow, [[DamselOutOfDistress although he was able to save himself shortly after]]. Second time was when [[spoiler:he gets kidnapped by Ardyn after chapter 11. [[ThatOneLevel Rescuing him however involves going through arguably the most frustrating part of the game]].]]
25th Feb '17 3:59:26 AM HebiKaze10
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** Koichi was earlier taken captive by Keicho Nijimura. Likewise, Josuke also had to rescue him.
** Josuke himself needed rescuing when he '''and''' Koichi were captured by Terunosuke Miyamoto and his Stand, Enigma. Interestingly enough, the one to do the rescuing was [[spoiler:Yuya Fungami - the one who actually held Rohan captive previously]].
5th Feb '17 2:09:42 PM starlight9
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* ''Literature/NightfallSeries'': [[spoiler: Tristan ends up a captive at the Resistance.]]
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