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14th Jan '16 7:29:58 PM nombretomado
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* SquareSoft likes this trope, although few characters ever stay "a regular guy" for the whole game. Let's count 'em:

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* SquareSoft Creator/SquareSoft likes this trope, although few characters ever stay "a regular guy" for the whole game. Let's count 'em:
2nd Jun '15 8:29:22 AM Morgenthaler
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-> '''Tiana:''' ''[[SarcasmMode Aw, poor baby.]]''
-> '''Naveen:''' ''I admit it was a charmed life, until the day my parents cut me off, and [[{{Deconstruction}} suddenly I realized...I don't know how to do anything]].''

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-> '''Tiana:''' ''[[SarcasmMode Aw, ''Aw, poor baby.]]''
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-> '''Naveen:''' ''I admit it was a charmed life, until the day my parents cut me off, and [[{{Deconstruction}} suddenly I realized...I don't know how to do anything]].anything.''
11th Apr '15 11:29:08 AM FF32
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* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' with [[KidHero Finn]] and [[EmperorScientist Princess Bubblegum]]. While she ''is'' much more talented than him, their relationship never develops past a PrecociousCrush on his part. Finn later shifts his romantic intentions towards [[NaiveNewcomer Flame Princess]], who, thanks to [[SealedGoodInACan an extremely sheltered upbringing]], knows very little about the world and [[PuppyLove is Finn's age to boot]].
22nd Dec '14 11:52:04 AM Angeldeb82
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'', we begin thinking Fiona is a typical DistressedDamsel until she gets kidnapped by some singing Frenchmen who want to kill Shrek, at which point she resorts to kicking their butts. It's revealed that since she lived alone in a tower for years, she put a few things into practice. Shrek, on the other hand? Ah, he's just a rather short-tempered ogre who doesn't socialise much and is a bit set in his ways, and who was dragooned into this quest very much against his will anyway. He gets better.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'', we begin thinking Fiona is a typical DistressedDamsel DamselInDistress until she gets kidnapped by some singing Frenchmen who want to kill Shrek, at which point she resorts to kicking their butts. It's revealed that since she lived alone in a tower for years, she put a few things into practice. Shrek, on the other hand? Ah, he's just a rather short-tempered ogre who doesn't socialise much and is a bit set in his ways, and who was dragooned into this quest very much against his will anyway. He gets better.



* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Han Solo and Princess Leia. He's snarky and {{badass}} smuggler, she's Force-sensitive princess of Alderaan and member of TheResistance. [[TheyFightCrime They Fight Empire]].

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Han Solo and Princess Leia. He's snarky and {{badass}} smuggler, she's Force-sensitive princess of Alderaan and member of TheResistance. LaResistance. [[TheyFightCrime They Fight Empire]].Empire.]]
22nd Dec '14 11:51:26 AM Angeldeb82
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* The FaerieTaleTheatre rendition of Sleeping Beauty puts a lot of emphasis on this trope. Sleeping Beauty grows up to be [[strike: beautiful, talented, and all-around perfect]] Bernadette Peters, while her prince is less than appealing. She uses her talents to "audition" for her soon-to-be father-in-law, who enjoys her performance and says she can marry his son. That being said, she would have been safe from the curse if she hadn't looked out her window and noticed how humiliatingly selfish and unimpressive the prince was, because she ran away and hid from him, and that's where she found the fatal spinning wheel. So in a sense, it is this trope that killed her.

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* The FaerieTaleTheatre rendition of Sleeping Beauty puts a lot of emphasis on this trope. Sleeping Beauty grows up to be [[strike: beautiful, talented, and all-around perfect]] Bernadette Peters, while her prince is less than appealing. She uses her talents to "audition" for her soon-to-be father-in-law, who enjoys her performance and says she can marry his son. That being said, she would have been safe from the curse if she hadn't looked out her window and noticed how humiliatingly selfish and unimpressive the prince was, because she ran away and hid from him, and that's where she found the fatal spinning wheel. So in a sense, it is this trope that killed her.



* Inverted in ''Literature/ThePrincessDiaries''. Aside from being a Princess, Mia is a completely normal girl. Her main LoveInterest and boyfriend, Michael, is a genius, great with computers and even managed to build a robotic arm that revolutionized medical science. Her other various love interests/boyfriends could qualify too: JP is talented, smart, and manages to write a play by his senior year that gets optioned to be a movie while Kenny is a science whiz who manages to ''build a bomb all by himself'' their junior year.

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* Inverted in ''Literature/ThePrincessDiaries''. Aside from being a Princess, Mia is a completely normal girl. Her main LoveInterest {{Love Interest|s}} and boyfriend, Michael, is a genius, great with computers and even managed to build a robotic arm that revolutionized medical science. Her other various love interests/boyfriends could qualify too: JP is talented, smart, and manages to write a play by his senior year that gets optioned to be a movie while Kenny is a science whiz who manages to ''build a bomb all by himself'' their junior year.



* Winnifred and Dauntless from ''OnceUponAMattress'' fit this trope to a T. Dauntless is a timid Mama's boy who hasn't even had TheTalk yet, while Winnifred (a.k.a. [[spoiler:Fred]]) can swim, sing, dance, wrestle, lift weights, and even survive through large amounts of wine.

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* Winnifred and Dauntless from ''OnceUponAMattress'' ''Theatre/OnceUponAMattress'' fit this trope to a T. Dauntless is a timid Mama's boy who hasn't even had TheTalk yet, while Winnifred (a.k.a. [[spoiler:Fred]]) can swim, sing, dance, wrestle, lift weights, and even survive through large amounts of wine.



* Played with in the various ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' games. Because Link is the character that the player controls, he starts out able to do very little besides walk around and, occasionally, jump ledges and lift rocks. By the end of the game though, he can wield a wide variety of weapons {{p|ossessionImpliesMastery}}erfectly. Zelda's skill level, on the other hand, depends on the game. In the earlier games, she was pretty much a DistressedDamsel. Later games, on the other hand, gave her psychic powers and the gift of prophecy, which she would have at the beginning of the game, usually to contact Link. Notably, Wind Waker has her starting off as a worldly pirate who laughs at the idea of Link being a hero. Some games also had her gain abilities as well, like the ability to turn into a ninja, wield magic, use a bow and arrow set, ride a horse, swordfight, and possess a suit of armor to fight.

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* Played with in the various ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' games. Because Link is the character that the player controls, he starts out able to do very little besides walk around and, occasionally, jump ledges and lift rocks. By the end of the game though, he can wield a wide variety of weapons {{p|ossessionImpliesMastery}}erfectly. Zelda's skill level, on the other hand, depends on the game. In the earlier games, she was pretty much a DistressedDamsel.DamselInDistress. Later games, on the other hand, gave her psychic powers and the gift of prophecy, which she would have at the beginning of the game, usually to contact Link. Notably, Wind Waker has her starting off as a worldly pirate who laughs at the idea of Link being a hero. Some games also had her gain abilities as well, like the ability to turn into a ninja, wield magic, use a bow and arrow set, ride a horse, swordfight, and possess a suit of armor to fight.



** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'': Lady Yuna, daughter of High Summoner Braska, traveling with Tidus, a not-too-bright jock. [[spoiler:He turns out to be a [[strike:hallucination]] dream of the Fayth based on Shuyin.]] They're both equally instrumental to taking down Sin: [[spoiler:her summons must be sacrificed and Tidus can distract Zombie!Jecht]].

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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'': Lady Yuna, daughter of High Summoner Braska, traveling with Tidus, a not-too-bright jock. [[spoiler:He turns out to be a [[strike:hallucination]] dream of the Fayth based on Shuyin.]] They're both equally instrumental to taking down Sin: [[spoiler:her summons must be sacrificed and Tidus can distract Zombie!Jecht]].
15th Aug '14 8:16:29 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** A bonus occurs in TheMusical: Fiona says she's "a very gifted bowler".
15th Aug '14 8:16:02 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* [[Franchise/StarWars Han Solo and Leia Organa Solo]]. He's snarky and {{badass}} smuggler, she's Force-sensitive princess of Alderaan and member of TheResistance. [[TheyFightCrime They Fight Empire]].

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* [[Franchise/StarWars ''Franchise/StarWars'': Han Solo and Leia Organa Solo]].Princess Leia. He's snarky and {{badass}} smuggler, she's Force-sensitive princess of Alderaan and member of TheResistance. [[TheyFightCrime They Fight Empire]].
11th Aug '14 9:01:45 AM snowviolet
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* In ''Disney/Cinderella'', the heroine cooks, cleans, sews (and tiny little mice-sized clothes, no less!), dances, while the prince won't even go after her himself (though probably justified as the handsome local prince visiting every single girl would probably cause more trouble than it's worth).

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* In ''Disney/Cinderella'', ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'', the heroine cooks, cleans, sews (and tiny little mice-sized clothes, no less!), dances, while the prince won't even go after her himself (though probably justified as the handsome local prince visiting every single girl would probably cause more trouble than it's worth).
11th Aug '14 9:01:29 AM snowviolet
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* In Disney/Cinderella, the heroine cooks, cleans, sews (and tiny little mice-sized clothes, no less!), dances, while the prince won't even go after her himself (though probably justified as the handsome local prince visiting every single girl would probably cause more trouble than it's worth).

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* In Disney/Cinderella, ''Disney/Cinderella'', the heroine cooks, cleans, sews (and tiny little mice-sized clothes, no less!), dances, while the prince won't even go after her himself (though probably justified as the handsome local prince visiting every single girl would probably cause more trouble than it's worth).
11th Aug '14 9:01:09 AM snowviolet
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* Inverted in ''WesternAnimation/TheThiefAndTheCobbler''. The Cobbler has his own trade, but Princess Yum-Yum is well aware that she is pretty useless and laments the fact that her father won't let her help out with anything.
* Odette is this in ''TheSwanPrincess'' to Derek.

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* Inverted in ''WesternAnimation/TheThiefAndTheCobbler''. The Cobbler has his own trade, but Princess Yum-Yum is well aware that she is pretty useless and laments the fact that her father won't let her help out with anything.
* Odette is this in ''TheSwanPrincess'' to Derek.
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* In Disney/Cinderella, the heroine cooks, cleans, sews (and tiny little mice-sized clothes, no less!), dances, while the prince won't even go after her himself (though probably justified as the handsome local prince visiting every single girl would probably cause more trouble than it's worth).
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