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16th Nov '17 2:37:58 PM GeorgeT-SLC
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** In "Literature/TheScarletCitadel", Conan manages an escape because a man taunted him with the keys got eaten by a snake and drops the keys. He also finds Pelias prisoner to a ManEatingPlant and rescues him.

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** In "Literature/TheScarletCitadel", Conan manages an escape because a the man who taunted him with the keys got gets eaten by a snake and drops the keys. He also finds Pelias prisoner to a ManEatingPlant and rescues him.
16th Nov '17 2:34:02 PM GeorgeT-SLC
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** Harry and Ron (along with [[DamselInDistress Hermione]]) become this themselves halfway ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'' when they are apprehended by Snatchers.

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** Harry and Ron (along with [[DamselInDistress Hermione]]) become this themselves halfway through ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'' when they are apprehended by Snatchers.
30th Oct '17 8:59:47 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''Literature/IceCrown'', Nelis Imfry is arrested for crimes while the crown mindcontrols the new queen.
* In ''Literature/{{Catseye|1961}}'', Troy is captured by Zul and brought to the head of the spying ring to be persuaded to help.
* In''Storm Over Literature/{{Warlock}}'', Shann has to break Thorvald out of the dream the Wyverns hold him in. Later, he is captured by the Throgs. When he defies them by warning off the incoming ship, albeit cryptically, they take him to be tortured to death.
** In ''Ordeal In Otherwhere'', the Wyverns attack Shann and imprison him in his own mind; Charis has to break him free. Later, he's captured by Company men, and retreats back there to escape questioning. Charis, posing as a DamselInDistress, manages to pull him back

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* Creator/AndreNorton:
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In Creator/AndreNorton's ''Literature/IceCrown'', Nelis Imfry is arrested for crimes while the crown mindcontrols mind-controls the new queen.
* ** In ''Literature/{{Catseye|1961}}'', Troy is captured by Zul and brought to the head of the spying ring to be persuaded to help.
* In''Storm Over Literature/{{Warlock}}'', ** In ''Literature/StormOverWarlock'', Shann has to break Thorvald out of the dream the Wyverns hold him in. Later, he is captured by the Throgs. When he defies them by warning off the incoming ship, albeit cryptically, they take him to be tortured to death.
** In ''Ordeal In Otherwhere'', ''Literature/OrdealInOtherwhere'', the Wyverns attack Shann and imprison him in his own mind; Charis has to break him free. Later, he's captured by Company men, and retreats back there to escape questioning. Charis, posing as a DamselInDistress, manages to pull him backback.
26th Oct '17 12:22:16 AM PaulA
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* In ''Literature/{{Catseye}}'', Troy is captured by Zul and brought to the head of the spying ring to be persuaded to help.

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* In ''Literature/{{Catseye}}'', ''Literature/{{Catseye|1961}}'', Troy is captured by Zul and brought to the head of the spying ring to be persuaded to help.
25th Oct '17 8:05:45 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''VideoGame/AnElderScrollsLegendBattlespire'', a fellow trainee and friend who leaves you clues and supplies through the first part of the game but eventually gets captured and has to be saved from BigBad is of an opposite gender than player character. So if the player character is a female, this trope manifests. Complete with dramatic carrying the rescuee with both hands towards an exit.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** During the events of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsArena Arena]]'', [[TheEmperor Emperor]] [[TheGoodKing Uriel Septim VII]] is imprisoned in Oblivion and [[EvilChancellor usurped]] by his [[CourtMage Imperial Battlemage]] and EvilSorcerer classic, Jagar Tharn, who uses magic to impersonate the Emperor. Defeating Tharn and rescuing the Emperor is the impetus for the plot. (In-universe, this event is known as the Imperial Simulacrum.)
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In ''VideoGame/AnElderScrollsLegendBattlespire'', spin-off DungeonCrawler game, ''Battlespire'', a fellow trainee and friend who leaves you clues and supplies through the first part of the game but eventually gets captured and has to be saved from BigBad BigBad. Said trainee is of an the opposite gender than player character. So character, so if the player character is a female, this trope manifests. Complete with dramatic carrying the rescuee with both hands towards an exit.exit at the end.
26th Sep '17 12:53:36 AM PaulA
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** In ''The Book of Atrix Wolfe'', Tanis is trapped in the LostWoods. Where a woman reveals [[spoiler:that the omninous Hunter is her consort, trapped in a dire spell]].

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** In ''The Book of Atrix Wolfe'', ''Literature/TheBookOfAtrixWolfe'', Tanis is trapped in the LostWoods. Where a woman reveals [[spoiler:that the omninous Hunter is her consort, trapped in a dire spell]].
20th Sep '17 6:16:07 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros'':

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* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros'':''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':



** Mario in both VideoGame/MarioIsMissing and VideoGame/LuigisMansion. Both times, Luigi has to bail him out.
** ''Yoshi's Safari'' has a king and prince kidnapped by Bowser while Princess Peach, who is the king and prince's friend, asks Mario and Yoshi to save them.

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** Mario in both VideoGame/MarioIsMissing ''VideoGame/MarioIsMissing'' and VideoGame/LuigisMansion.''VideoGame/LuigisMansion''. Both times, Luigi has to bail him out.
** ''Yoshi's Safari'' ''VideoGame/YoshisSafari'' has a king and prince kidnapped by Bowser while Princess Peach, who is the king and prince's friend, asks Mario and Yoshi to save them.



* In [[VideoGame/GHOSTSquad Ghostsquad]] there's a mission where you must rescue the president after he was taken hostage by Indigo Wolves terrorists on Air Force One.

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* In [[VideoGame/GHOSTSquad Ghostsquad]] ''[[VideoGame/GHOSTSquad Ghostsquad]]'' there's a mission where you must rescue the president after he was taken hostage by Indigo Wolves terrorists on Air Force One.
16th Sep '17 10:20:05 AM nombretomado
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* Super Joe in the NES version of ''VideoGame/BionicCommando'' and its EnhancedRemake and the GameBoy version '''and''' ''Bionic Commando: Elite Forces''. Pretty much the only games in the series in which he wasn't kidnapped are the original arcade game and the next-gen title.

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* Super Joe in the NES version of ''VideoGame/BionicCommando'' and its EnhancedRemake and the GameBoy UsefulNotes/GameBoy version '''and''' ''Bionic Commando: Elite Forces''. Pretty much the only games in the series in which he wasn't kidnapped are the original arcade game and the next-gen title.



* The first ''[[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents Fairly OddParents]]'' game on the GameBoyAdvance, ''Enter the Cleft!'', is about Timmy having to rescue the Crimson Chin.

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* The first ''[[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents Fairly OddParents]]'' game on the GameBoyAdvance, UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance, ''Enter the Cleft!'', is about Timmy having to rescue the Crimson Chin.
12th Sep '17 3:47:57 PM Maven
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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''Literature/IceCrown'', Nilas Imfray is arrested for crimes while the crown mindcontrols the new queen.

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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''Literature/IceCrown'', Nilas Imfray Nelis Imfry is arrested for crimes while the crown mindcontrols the new queen.
9th Sep '17 4:27:59 PM nombretomado
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* Arguably, Raoul in ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera'', both the novel and AndrewLloydWebber musical. The entire purpose of his character seems to be to get caught by the Phantom, who then offers the female lead a ScarpiaUltimatum for his life.

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* Arguably, Raoul in ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera'', both the novel and AndrewLloydWebber Creator/AndrewLloydWebber musical. The entire purpose of his character seems to be to get caught by the Phantom, who then offers the female lead a ScarpiaUltimatum for his life.
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