Created By: Earnest on August 25, 2009
This a character similar to the MacGuffin Girl, The President's Daughter, The Dulcinea Effect, and the Distressed Damsel, perhaps a Super Trope. Basically, this is a character whose disappearance or kidnapping launches the heroes into a quest to find and/or rescue them. In terms of traits, they are usually "desirable" or "questable" for any of a hundred reasons. Common ones include: they're a Love Interest, family member, or close friend to one of the protagonists, another is they're needed because they're a king, The Chosen One, or some other political/plot important reason, lastly, they might just plain be a nice person or an innocent that the heroes want to save For The Goodz.
Hello, Unknown Troper. You'll need to get known to lend a hand here.