History PlayingWith / DamselInDistress

17th Jun '17 10:00:05 PM MasterofGalaxies4628
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** DesignatedVictim
24th Apr '17 11:28:58 AM ChaoticNovelist
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** Bob rush towards the cell where Alice was being held in, only to find that she has perished.

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** Bob rush rushes towards the cell where Alice was being held in, only to find that she has perished.



** To prevent kidnapping from happening, King Allard has a devoted regiment of bodyguards with Princess Alice at all time.

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** To prevent kidnapping from happening, King Allard has a devoted regiment of bodyguards with Princess Alice at all time.times.


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** Alice is rescued by AntiHero Bob, who only rescues her because he wants a reward. This reward is the position of her bodyguard so he is never out of work and enjoying the palace. [[BodyguardCrush He might become fond of her over time]].
23rd Nov '16 7:16:02 PM zequeins
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* '''Invoked''': "We need a hostage worth good money. Princess Alice is in no position to defend herself; capture her."

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* '''Invoked''': '''Invoked''':
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"We need a hostage worth good money. Princess Alice is in no position to defend herself; capture her.""
** There are ''professional'' Damsels in Distress who act as judges on aspiring heroes trying to get their license.
11th Sep '16 11:19:29 AM MarkLungo
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'''Basic Trope''': A female character is kidnapped and in need of rescue.

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'''Basic Trope''': A female character is kidnapped (or otherwise endangered) and in need of rescue.
28th Aug '16 7:05:36 PM Mhazard
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** Except Emperor Evulz [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder double crossed]] Alice to save his troubles, Alice then becomes a genuine damsel in distress.
29th Jul '16 6:47:25 PM Goldfritha
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** Princess Alice's agricultural studies, on work vital to the kingdom, absorb so much of her time that she couldn't train herself to a level of dealing with specifically trained kidnappers.

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** Princess Alice's agricultural studies, on work vital to the kingdom, absorb so much of her time that she couldn't train herself to a level of dealing with specifically trained kidnappers.kidnappers, and worse, make her a particularly valued target, both to deprive the kingdom of her skills and to try to force her to use them elsewhere.
13th Jun '16 7:06:58 AM VPhantom
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** The grave was empty or held a BodyDouble. [[YourPrincessIsInAnotherCasstle The real Alice is in being held in another castle.

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** The grave was empty or held a BodyDouble. [[YourPrincessIsInAnotherCasstle [[YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle The real Alice is in being held in another castle.]]



* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': Considering how often Princess Alice gets kidnapped, the fanbase eventually see her as an either TheScrappy, or TheLoad... which is what the author/producer ''intended from the very beginning,'' in order to get the point across that [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop if you have everyone else save you from the harsh things in life, you won't be able to fend for yourself later on in life.]] This is reflected in the show as one of the morals.

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* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': '''Intended Audience Reaction''': Considering how often Princess Alice gets kidnapped, the fanbase eventually see her as an either TheScrappy, or TheLoad... which is what the author/producer ''intended from the very beginning,'' in order to get the point across that [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop if you have everyone else save you from the harsh things in life, you won't be able to fend for yourself later on in life.]] This is reflected in the show as one of the morals.
10th Jun '16 6:56:12 AM ChaoticNovelist
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**It was a DisneyDeath; Bob rescues her from a critical health condition instead of a cell.
**The grave was empty or held a BodyDouble. [[YourPrincessIsInAnotherCasstle The real Alice is in being held in another castle.



* '''Averted''':
** Nobody bothers trying to kidnap Princess Alice, because it's [[PragmaticVillainy not in their best interests to do so]].
** They don't kidnap her because they know she's an ActionGirl.

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* '''Averted''':
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'''Averted''': Nobody bothers trying to kidnap Princess Alice, because it's [[PragmaticVillainy not in their best interests to do so]].
** They don't kidnap her because they know she's an ActionGirl.
so]]. Either it would take too many resources to subdue her, or the effort isn't worth it.



** the BigBad decided to outright ''kill'' Alice instead of kidnapping her.
** To prevent this from happening, King Allard has a devoted regiment of bodyguards with Princess Alice at all time.

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** the BigBad decided to outright ''kill'' Alice instead of kidnapping her.
** To prevent this kidnapping from happening, King Allard has a devoted regiment of bodyguards with Princess Alice at all time.
24th Feb '16 2:47:16 AM Mhazard
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** the BigBad decided to outright ''kill'' Alice instead of kidnapping her.
21st Jan '16 11:02:12 AM ChaoticNovelist
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** Rather than fight her kidnappers, Bob simply pays Alice's ransom.



** Alternatively, the BigBad ''refuses'' to have anything to do with Alice, so he leaves her alone.

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** Alternatively, the BigBad ''refuses'' to have anything to do with Alice, so he leaves her alone.



** Alice is rescued by DesignatedHero Bob, who only rescues her because he wants a reward.

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** Alice is rescued by DesignatedHero AntiHero Bob, who only rescues her because he wants a reward.



** Princess Alice is kidnapped by a thug that [[AffablyEvil fancies himself a gentleman]] and is aware that beating her [[ForTheEvulz for shits and giggles]] [[PragmaticVillainy is not going to increase the ransom he's getting]]. The situation is terrifying for her, but she is not abused.

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** Princess Alice is kidnapped by a thug that who [[AffablyEvil fancies himself a gentleman]] and is aware that beating her up [[ForTheEvulz for shits and giggles]] [[PragmaticVillainy is not going to increase the ransom he's getting]]. The situation is terrifying for her, but she is not abused.



** Bob starts the rescue OnlyInItForTheMoney, but hearing others talk about her qualities makes him fall for her.
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