History PlayingWith / Chickification

16th Jul '15 9:16:38 AM Minmus
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* '''Reconstructed''': Alice was a complacent bitch the experience of effortless capture humbles her. Bob rescues her and they fight their way out together, falling in love in the process. Alice becomes a RetiredBadass who can ''still'' kick ass but prefers being a {{Housewife}} at HomeSweetHome).

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** Alice's team manages to rescue her and still win the mission, but [[PyrrhicVictory at a large cost]], having to extend the mission's duration threefold and resulting in the death of secret agent [[TheLancer Charles]]. Not only her teammates [[YouShouldHaveDiedInstead blame her for his death]], Alice is a subject of [[NeverLiveItDown ridicularization]] across the team's base, and few look at her without making fun of how easily captured she was, or questioning her fitness for missions. Devastated, Alice too [[DespairEventHorizon believes she's unfit for her role]], and thinks that [[{{Tomboy}} Eve]] would be a much better substitute for her. Her boss agrees with her. Alice is fired from her job.
* '''Reconstructed''': Alice was a complacent bitch the experience of effortless capture humbles her. Bob rescues her and they fight their way out together, falling in love in the process. Alice becomes a RetiredBadass who can ''still'' kick ass but prefers being a {{Housewife}} at HomeSweetHome).HomeSweetHome.
23rd Feb '15 11:12:33 PM VPhantom
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* '''Justified''': Not applicable. (The lack of an InUniverse reason is key to this trope. If the ActionGirl is changed to a DamselInDistress as the result of physical and/or emotional trauma, that's just CharacterDevelopment.)

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* '''Justified''': '''Justified''':
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Not applicable. (The lack of an InUniverse reason is key to this trope. If the ActionGirl is changed to a DamselInDistress as the result of physical and/or emotional trauma, that's just CharacterDevelopment.)
22nd Feb '15 9:16:12 AM SteelEdge
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** Pushing that a bit: Alice is in an HighSchoolAU fanfiction, and has no reason to be an ActionGirl.
28th Jan '15 4:42:38 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* '''Subverted''': Alice is [[[DeliberatelyDistressedDamsel just playing damsel in distress]] to stroke Bob's ego. If she's in any real danger, she'll drop the pose.

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* '''Subverted''': Alice is [[[DeliberatelyDistressedDamsel [[DeliberatelyDistressedDamsel just playing damsel in distress]] to stroke Bob's ego. If she's in any real danger, she'll drop the pose.
28th Jan '15 4:36:04 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* '''Subverted''':
** Alice is just playing DamselInDistress to stroke Bob's ego. If she's in any real danger, she'll drop the pose.
** Or, Alice turns out to be a BadassInDistress.
** Alternatively, Alice's sudden [[BadassDecay loss of ability]] turns out to be a result of a ''horrible'' BreakTheCutie, and she's still getting over the HeroicBSOD.

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* '''Subverted''':
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'''Subverted''': Alice is [[[DeliberatelyDistressedDamsel just playing DamselInDistress damsel in distress]] to stroke Bob's ego. If she's in any real danger, she'll drop the pose.
** Or, Alice turns out to be a BadassInDistress.
** Alternatively, Alice's sudden [[BadassDecay loss of ability]] turns out to be a result of a ''horrible'' BreakTheCutie, and she's still getting over the HeroicBSOD.
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** Secret agent Alice is devastated by how easily she was overcome and kept captive. She's plagued by recurring nightmares, and her fitness for field missions is questioned....

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** Secret agent Alice is devastated by how easily she was overcome and kept captive. She's plagued by recurring nightmares, and her fitness for field missions is questioned....questioned.



* '''Reconstructed''': Alice was a bitch and the experience humbles her. Bob rescues her and they fight their way out together, falling in love in the process. Alice becomes a RetiredBadass who can ''still'' kick ass but prefers being a {{Housewife}} at HomeSweetHome).

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* '''Reconstructed''': Alice was a complacent bitch and the experience of effortless capture humbles her. Bob rescues her and they fight their way out together, falling in love in the process. Alice becomes a RetiredBadass who can ''still'' kick ass but prefers being a {{Housewife}} at HomeSweetHome).
27th Jul '14 8:59:16 PM Angeldeb82
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** Bob the macho action hero is [[GenderBender turned into a woman]], and immediately starts acting out the role of DistressedDamsel, even though several people (including the BigBad) point out that this particular AppliedPhlebotinum doesn't affect the victim's personality. The other characters begin to wonder if maybe Bob isn't a bit too into this distress thing.

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** Bob the macho action hero is [[GenderBender turned into a woman]], and immediately starts acting out the role of DistressedDamsel, DamselInDistress, even though several people (including the BigBad) point out that this particular AppliedPhlebotinum doesn't affect the victim's personality. The other characters begin to wonder if maybe Bob isn't a bit too into this distress thing.
27th Jul '14 8:58:45 PM Angeldeb82
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** Alice is just playing DamselInDsitress to stroke Bob's ego. If she's in any real danger, she'll drop the pose.

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** Alice is just playing DamselInDsitress DamselInDistress to stroke Bob's ego. If she's in any real danger, she'll drop the pose.
27th Jul '14 8:58:31 PM Angeldeb82
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'''Basic Trope''': An ActionGirl or other competent, active female character becomes a DistressedDamsel with little or no justification beyond the needs of the plot.
* '''Straight''': Alice and Bob are secret agents in ''Bob: the Movie''.For much of the film, Alice is just as kickass as Bob, but two-thirds of the way in, a {{Mook}} manages to [[StandardFemaleGrabArea catch her arm]] and Alice is quickly subdued. She spends the rest of the movie trapped in a cell in the BigBad's lair, waiting for Bob to rescue her.
* '''Exaggerated''': Alice, [[LadyOfWar Warrior Queen]] of the Amazons, cuts a bloody swath through her people's enemies and is a [[OneManArmy One Woman Army]] until she meets up with Bob the Barbarian. She immediately stops wearing armor, seems to forget how to use a sword, and her most commonly used line for the rest of the series is "Save me, Bob!"

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'''Basic Trope''': An ActionGirl or other competent, active female character becomes a DistressedDamsel DamselInDistress with little or no justification beyond the needs of the plot.
* '''Straight''': Alice and Bob are secret agents in ''Bob: the Movie''.For much of the film, Alice is just as kickass as Bob, but two-thirds of the way in, a {{Mook}} {{Mook|s}} manages to [[StandardFemaleGrabArea catch her arm]] and Alice is quickly subdued. She spends the rest of the movie trapped in a cell in the BigBad's lair, waiting for Bob to rescue her.
* '''Exaggerated''': Alice, [[LadyOfWar Warrior Queen]] of the Amazons, cuts a bloody swath through her people's enemies and is a [[OneManArmy One Woman One-Woman Army]] until she meets up with Bob the Barbarian. She immediately stops wearing armor, seems to forget how to use a sword, and her most commonly used line for the rest of the series is "Save me, Bob!"



* '''Justified''': Not applicable. (The lack of an InUniverse reason is key to this trope. If the ActionGirl is changed to a DistressedDamsel as the result of physical and/or emotional trauma, that's just CharacterDevelopment.)

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* '''Justified''': Not applicable. (The lack of an InUniverse reason is key to this trope. If the ActionGirl is changed to a DistressedDamsel DamselInDistress as the result of physical and/or emotional trauma, that's just CharacterDevelopment.)



** Alice is a DistressedDamsel, but partway through the story she [[TookALevelInBadass takes several levels in badass]] and becomes the hero.

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** Alice is a DistressedDamsel, DamselInDistress, but partway through the story she [[TookALevelInBadass takes several levels in badass]] and becomes the hero.



** Alice is just playing DistressedDamsel to stroke Bob's ego. If she's in any real danger, she'll drop the pose.

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** Alice is just playing DistressedDamsel DamselInDsitress to stroke Bob's ego. If she's in any real danger, she'll drop the pose.



** Whether Alice becomes a DistressedDamsel or retains her normal ActionGirl prowess and escape capabilities depends on the needs of the plot, so varies from episode to episode.

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** Whether Alice becomes a DistressedDamsel DamselInDistress or retains her normal ActionGirl prowess and escape capabilities depends on the needs of the plot, so varies from episode to episode.



* '''Averted''': No capable female characters are chickified; Any DistressedDamsel is that way from the beginning.

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* '''Averted''': No capable female characters are chickified; Any DistressedDamsel any DamselInDistress is that way from the beginning.



* '''Reconstructed''': Alice was a bitch and the experience humbles her. Bob rescues her and they fight their way out together, falling in love in the process. Alice becomes a RetiredBadass who can ''still'' kick ass but prefers being a HouseWife at HomeSweetHome).

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* '''Reconstructed''': Alice was a bitch and the experience humbles her. Bob rescues her and they fight their way out together, falling in love in the process. Alice becomes a RetiredBadass who can ''still'' kick ass but prefers being a HouseWife {{Housewife}} at HomeSweetHome).



%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???

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%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': '''Intended Audience Reaction''': ???
31st May '14 10:22:51 AM TrickyTroper
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* '''Exploited''': ???

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* '''Exploited''': ???Knowing that no one will recognize her due to her personality shift, Alice assumes a new identity after Bob saves her.



* '''Implied''': Alice still uses her sword, but is noticeably less skilled.



%%* '''Implied''': ???
29th Jan '14 7:23:42 PM TrickyTroper
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* '''Justified''': Not applicable since that page says, "The lack of in-universe justification is key to this trope. If the Action Girl is changed as the result of physical and/or emotional trauma, that's just character development".

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* '''Justified''': Not applicable since that page says, "The applicable. (The lack of in-universe justification an InUniverse reason is key to this trope. If the Action Girl ActionGirl is changed to a DistressedDamsel as the result of physical and/or emotional trauma, that's just character development".CharacterDevelopment.)
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