History Main / PityTheKidnapper

8th Dec '17 9:57:43 AM BattleMaster
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* ''Webcomic/{{Nodwick}}'' once had the crew [[http://nodwick.humor.gamespy.com/nodwick/dragon/nodwick07.html greeted at a volcano cave by a dragon]], with great relief. He's sick and tired of the nagging princess he's kidnapped, who keeps insisting he do things like "put the seat down"... on the volcano. Said princess turns out to be so annoying that in the following month's issue, even Piffany, cleric with [[IncorruptiblePurePureness endless goodness and purity]] wants to kill her.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Nodwick}}'' once had the crew [[http://nodwick.humor.gamespy.com/nodwick/dragon/nodwick07.html [[http://comic.nodwick.com/?comic=2001-02-03 greeted at a volcano cave by a dragon]], with great relief. He's sick and tired of the nagging princess he's kidnapped, who keeps insisting he do things like "put the seat down"... on the volcano. Said princess turns out to be so annoying that in the following month's issue, even Piffany, cleric with [[IncorruptiblePurePureness endless goodness and purity]] wants to kill her.
30th Nov '17 8:18:30 PM thatother1dude
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* An early episode of ''Anime/DragonBallGT'' saw Goku, transformed into a child by the black star dragonballs, get kidnapped by a gang of thugs. (Well, technically he goes along with them willingly, not realizing that they are kidnappers.) He forces them to spend all of their money on food for him, undermines their attempts to negotiate a ransom from his friends, and in the end simply flies away when it's time to go home.

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* An early episode of ''Anime/DragonBallGT'' saw Goku, transformed into a child by the black star dragonballs, [[MuggingTheMonster get kidnapped by a gang of thugs.thugs]]. (Well, technically he goes along with them willingly, not realizing that they are kidnappers.) He forces them to spend all of their money on food for him, undermines their attempts to negotiate a ransom from his friends, and in the end simply flies away when it's time to go home.
28th Nov '17 9:39:52 PM Rebu
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* In Creator/PGWodehouse's short story "Helping Freddie" (later rewritten for the ''Literature/JeevesAndWooster'' series as "Fixing It for Freddie"), a young UpperClassTwit comes up with a ZanyScheme to [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin help his friend Freddie]], whose fianceé has broken up with him. He kidnaps a small boy who he thinks is the fianceé's cousin, intending for Freddie to bring the kid home and play the hero. Then the boy turns out to be unrelated to the fianceé, and [[ComedicHero our hero]] is stuck with him for the rest of the story.

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* In Creator/PGWodehouse's short story "Helping Freddie" (later rewritten for the ''Literature/JeevesAndWooster'' series as "Fixing It for Freddie"), a young UpperClassTwit comes up with a ZanyScheme to [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin help his friend Freddie]], whose fianceé has broken up with him. He kidnaps a small boy who he thinks is the fianceé's cousin, intending for Freddie to bring the kid home and play the hero. Then the boy turns out to be unrelated to the fianceé, his actual guardian turns out to be in quarantine, and [[ComedicHero our hero]] is stuck with him for the rest of the story.
20th Oct '17 9:50:18 AM ChronoLegion
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* An episode of ''Series/{{Grimm}}'' has a Wesen with a grudge against Sean Renard kidnap his young daughter Diana. When the kidnapper first calls Renard, the latter starts to panic at first, then he remembers that Diana is ''the most powerful Hexenbiest in history'' and no moral qualms about torture and murder. So, the next several times the kidnapper calls, Sean reacts very casually, doing everyday things, such as going out for a jog, figuring the guy will eventually beg him to take Diana back. Yeah, that's exactly what happens, and Diana even asks Sean if she can come back and "play" some more with the guy later, much to the horror of the kidnapper, who has been beaten to a pulp by the girl's MindOverMatter abilities.
17th Oct '17 3:16:05 AM Baeraad555
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* On ''Series/UnbreakableKimmySchmidt'', in the season 3 episode "Kimmy Steps On A Crack," aspiring cult-leader Gretchen turns out to have kidnapped a bunch of teenage boys to keep as "child brides." While they are less rumbunctious than most examples on this list, and just sort of [[GuysAreSlobs messy, lazy and useless,]] the result is still this trope, as Gretchen finds herself spending all her time cooking for them, cleaning up after them, and generally acting like their mother.
14th Oct '17 11:30:53 AM ngh93
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(''The crooks hand Tommy back to Stu then walk away. Stu stares in confusion as they get into their car'')\\

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(''The crooks hand Tommy back to Stu Stu, then walk away. Stu stares in confusion as they get into their car'')\\car and drive away'')\\
11th Oct '17 12:49:21 PM WillyFourEyes
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-->-- '''Erk''', '''''VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe'''''

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-->-- '''Erk''', '''''VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe'''''
'''''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade'''''



* ''FireEmblem'' provides the page quote. An example of this trope doesn't actually '''occur''' in the game, but, given [[{{Tsundere}} Ser]][[GenkiGirl ra's]] [[WellExcuseMePrincess personality]], it becomes quickly apparent why [[DeadpanSnarker Erk]] would come to this conclusion about her.

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* ''FireEmblem'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade'' provides the page quote. An example of this trope doesn't actually '''occur''' in the game, but, given [[{{Tsundere}} Ser]][[GenkiGirl ra's]] [[WellExcuseMePrincess personality]], it becomes quickly apparent why [[DeadpanSnarker Erk]] would come to this conclusion about her.
22nd Sep '17 2:12:47 PM Pichu-kun
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** HeatherDale covered this song under the title "The Farmer's Curst Wife"
* HeatherAlexander performed a similar song, "The Devil and the Farmer's Wife."

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** HeatherDale Music/HeatherDale covered this song under the title "The Farmer's Curst Wife"
* HeatherAlexander Music/HeatherAlexander performed a similar song, "The Devil and the Farmer's Wife."
28th Aug '17 9:26:45 AM Scorpion451
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* [[http://www.literaturecollection.com/a/o_henry/3/ "The Ransom of Red Chief"]] is a TropeCodifier. The titular "Red Chief" (what the kid calls himself in his first game, CowboysAndIndians) is so bad, that the ''kidnappers'' had to pay a ransom to his father to take him back! Totally understandable, as the kid was no mere BrattyHalfPint, but rather both a MotorMouth and a precocious MagnificentBastard- one memorable scene involves one of the kidnappers being ambushed in his sleep and nearly scalped with his own knife.

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* [[http://www.literaturecollection.com/a/o_henry/3/ Creator/OHenry's "The Ransom of Red Chief"]] Chief" is a TropeCodifier. The titular "Red Chief" (what the kid calls himself in his first game, CowboysAndIndians) is so bad, that the ''kidnappers'' had to pay a ransom to his father to take him back! Totally understandable, as the kid was no mere BrattyHalfPint, but rather both a MotorMouth and a precocious MagnificentBastard- one memorable scene involves one of the kidnappers being ambushed in his sleep and nearly scalped with his own knife.
--> ''"What you getting up so soon for, Sam?" asked Bill.''
--> ''"Me?" says I. "Oh, I got a kind of a pain in my shoulder. I thought sitting up would rest it."''
--> ''"You're a liar!" says Bill. "You're afraid. You was to be burned at sunrise, and you was afraid he'd do it."''
6th Aug '17 2:11:26 PM benda
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* In [[http://www.literaturecollection.com/a/o_henry/3/ "The Ransom of Red Chief"]], the titular "Red Chief" (what the kid calls himself in his first game, CowboysAndIndians) is so bad, that the ''kidnappers'' had to pay a ransom to his father to take him back! Totally understandable, as the kid was no mere BrattyHalfPint, but rather both a MotorMouth and a precocious MagnificentBastard- one memorable scene involves one of the kidnappers being ambushed in his sleep and nearly scalped with his own knife.

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* In [[http://www.literaturecollection.com/a/o_henry/3/ "The Ransom of Red Chief"]], the Chief"]] is a TropeCodifier. The titular "Red Chief" (what the kid calls himself in his first game, CowboysAndIndians) is so bad, that the ''kidnappers'' had to pay a ransom to his father to take him back! Totally understandable, as the kid was no mere BrattyHalfPint, but rather both a MotorMouth and a precocious MagnificentBastard- one memorable scene involves one of the kidnappers being ambushed in his sleep and nearly scalped with his own knife.
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