Deliberately Distressed Damsel YKTTW Discussion
|Deliberately Distressed Damsel|
That Alice! She seems Too Dumb to Live. She picks up the Distress Ball and, like a true Damsel Scrappy, scores on her own team with it. And worse, she Looks Like She Is Enjoying It...Well, in this case, she actually is. While this character may look like a Damsel Scrappy at first glance, she's actually Obfuscating Stupidity. Whether she's pulling a Wounded Gazelle Gambit, playing Xanatos Roulette, or just into this sort of thing, she doesn't get captured because she's weak, she gets captured because she wants to. She may even have the skills to get out of the scrape she's in herself if she wanted to. If this is the case, expect her to say Let's Get Dangerous at some point. If she's getting captured because she's into it, she may be The Red Sonja. Expect her not to have much regard for Safe, Sane and Consensual. Compare I Surrender, Suckers, and Aren't You Going to Ravish Me?. Compare and contrast Decoy Damsel.
- In Murder on the Leviathan, Renata Kleber gets into trouble on purpose in hopes of starting a Rescue Romance with the handsome protagonist, who seems to uphold chivalric values.
- Common Alternate Character Interpretation for Wonder Woman's appearing Bound and Gagged so often.
- Happened in G Gundam, with Princess Maria Louise of France playing this role.
- Rukia Kuchiki in the Soul Society ark in Bleach.