History Main / TheDulcineaEffect

7th Dec '17 11:33:40 PM thatother1dude
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* ''Manga/OnePiece'' has ChefOfIron and ChivalrousPervert Sanji, who has this trope to the point that he's developed a "damsel-in-distress" sixth sense.

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'' has ChefOfIron and ''Manga/OnePiece''
** A platonic version is basically why the Straw Hats manage to make waves despite their {{Heroic Neutral}}ity: They fight evil only when it hurts their friends, but consider friends they've just made as worth fighting for. Since villains who aren't targeting the Straw Hats tend to threaten every innocent person in the vicinity, conflict between the two forces is pretty much inevitable.
** Sanji is a
ChivalrousPervert Sanji, who has this trope so willing to the point fight to help any pretty lady he comes across that he's developed a "damsel-in-distress" sixth sense.
13th Nov '17 12:43:22 PM RedScharlach
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* ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'' parodies this (as one might expect) : Creator/JohnCleese's Sir Lancelot receives a desperate message from someone he believes to be a wrongfully imprisoned girl, and he immediately sets out to free the prisoner. Sprinting (several times) across open fields, he single-handedly assaults and slaughters half the inhabitants of a local castle in the rescue effort, operating under the influence of The Dulcinea Effect. However, the Effect is instantly overcome by the revelation that [[DudeLooksLikeALady the girl is, in fact, a guy]]. A pathetically effeminate guy, but a guy nonetheless. In the stage adapation, ''Theatre/{{Spamalot}}'', the same thing happens... only it winds up that Herbert becomes Lancelot's love interest anyway.

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* ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'' parodies this (as one might expect) : Creator/JohnCleese's Sir Lancelot receives a desperate message from someone he believes to be a wrongfully imprisoned girl, and he immediately sets out to free the prisoner. Sprinting (several times) across open fields, he single-handedly assaults and slaughters half the inhabitants of a local castle in the rescue effort, operating under the influence of The Dulcinea Effect. However, the Effect is instantly overcome by the revelation that [[DudeLooksLikeALady the girl is, in fact, a guy]]. A pathetically effeminate guy, but a guy nonetheless. In the stage adapation, adaptation, ''Theatre/{{Spamalot}}'', the same thing happens... only it winds up that Herbert becomes Lancelot's love interest anyway.



-->'''Coal''': ''So I. . . had to save her.''

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-->'''Coal''': ''So I. . .I... had to save her.''



-->'''Coal''': ''Because. . . she was calling for help. She wanted to live.''

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-->'''Coal''': ''Because. . .''Because... she was calling for help. She wanted to live.''
10th Nov '17 5:32:43 AM Neosonic97
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* This trope is {{deconstructed|Trope}} in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' with the character Emiya Shirou, who is a deeply damaged individual who is ''incapable'' of valuing the lives of other people before his own.

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* This trope is {{deconstructed|Trope}} in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' with the character Emiya Shirou, who is a deeply damaged individual who is ''incapable'' of valuing the lives of other people before his own.own life above those of others.
30th Oct '17 8:18:48 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''Storm over Literature/{{Warlock}}'', Shann, seeing a Wyvern lose control of a forktail, leaps to fight the monsters. This is not from a romantic interest, as they aren't even the same species.

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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''Storm over Literature/{{Warlock}}'', ''Literature/StormOverWarlock'', Shann, seeing a Wyvern lose control of a forktail, leaps to fight the monsters. This is not from a romantic interest, as they aren't even the same species.
22nd Sep '17 2:18:01 AM LB7979
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* In ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'', despite Flynn Rider's annoyance of how Rapunzel forced him into guiding her, when the thugs turn on them in the Snuggly Duckling tavern, he pushes her behind him, and when they realize they are being chased in the tunnels by the royal guards, he tells her to run and waits until she's ahead of him before he flees himself.
16th Sep '17 8:49:47 PM Discar
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* This trope is ''{{deconstructed|Trope}}'' in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' with the character Emiya Shirou, who is a deeply damaged individual who is 'incapable' of valuing the lives of other people before his own.

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* This trope is ''{{deconstructed|Trope}}'' {{deconstructed|Trope}} in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' with the character Emiya Shirou, who is a deeply damaged individual who is 'incapable' ''incapable'' of valuing the lives of other people before his own.
1st Sep '17 10:12:36 PM icimalt
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** It's played straight with Ringabel, who joins the party because he feels an intense and inexplicable urge to protect Edea. [[spoiler:It is hinted during the game that Ringabel subconsciously helps Tiz, Agnès, and Edea because he wants to avoid them dying at the hands of Airy like the previous cycle. Then again, Alternis has a huge crush on Edea anyway...]]

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** It's played straight with Ringabel, who joins the party because he feels an intense and inexplicable urge to protect Edea. [[spoiler:It is hinted during the game that Ringabel subconsciously helps Tiz, Agnès, and Edea [[FailureKnight because he wants to avoid them dying at the hands of Airy like the previous cycle.cycle]]. Then again, Alternis has a huge crush on Edea anyway...]]
30th Aug '17 4:51:48 AM GigaHand
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** [[spoiler:Said "girl she's only recently met" actually has the ability to induce this in nearby people, whether she wants to or not. This revelation causes Tokaku to seriously question why she wants to protect Haru.]]
27th Aug '17 10:03:29 AM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/ArTonelico'': Lyner has no hesitation in helping any {{Squishy Wi|zard}}tch of the Reyvateil race, which only consist of girls. Lyner's keeping up with this trope so much that he will have no hesitation in "saving" a BigBad in the final battle, who appears to be an [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds over-abused Reyvateil.]]

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* ''VideoGame/ArTonelico'': ''VideoGame/ArTonelicoMelodyOfElemia'': Lyner has no hesitation in helping any {{Squishy Wi|zard}}tch of the Reyvateil race, which only consist of girls. Lyner's keeping up with this trope so much that he will have no hesitation in "saving" a BigBad in the final battle, who appears to be an [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds over-abused Reyvateil.]]
25th Aug '17 7:11:35 AM XFllo
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* In ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Gundam SEED Destiny]]'', Shinn risks his military career and possible execution to save Stellar, an enemy SuperSoldier and TykeBomb who he met ''once'' before he found this out. Slightly justified in that she reminds him of his DeadLittleSister, and its hinted that he loves her more as a ReplacementGoldfish than anything else.

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* In ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Gundam SEED Destiny]]'', Shinn risks his military career and possible execution to save Stellar, an enemy SuperSoldier and TykeBomb who he met ''once'' before he found this out. Slightly justified in that she reminds him of his DeadLittleSister, late little sister, and its it's hinted that he loves her more as a ReplacementGoldfish than anything else.
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