* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': Discussed in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0482.html this strip]]: Haley is in trouble and Elan wants to rush off to rescue her. However, Durkon stops him, explaining that she is able to take care of herself. And that he is not. If he try to rescue her, he will just get himself killed, and that would make her very sad once she gets back on her own. Elan is forced to leave Haley to her fate. [[spoiler:And yes, she does save herself. And Belkar. And Roy's corpse, so it can be resurrected later.]]
* ''{{CHEVALIER}}'' ([[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Chevalier hosted here]]) : Princess Faere in this fantasy adventure is a great example.
* Turned on its head in ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'', by the character of [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2001/07/07/episode-052-meanwhile/ Princess Sara]]. Sara, through countless kidnapping attempts at the hands of countless villains, has apparently gained enough knowledge and experience to become a competent villain in her own right. She even tries to help Garland, her latest kidnapper, in his battle against the Light Warriors. Sadly, Garland isn't nearly as good at the whole "being a villain" thing as she is. "[[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2001/07/11/episode-054-a-very-bad-plan/ ... but if something's worth doing, then it worth doing right.]]"
* Gleefully mocked (if not outright subverted) in ''[[http://www.adventurers-comic.com Adventurers]]'', where (lead character) Karn's mother (a White Mage) scolds neophyte White Mage, Lumi, for (among other things) "not being taught how to be kidnapped properly."
** And in another strip, where Karashi is kidnapped, and has already freed herself and made it back to camp by the time Drecker finds the note left by the kidnapper and announces that they have to rescue her.
* Possibly the ultimate aversion in ''Super Stupor'', a supervillain tries to kidnap a superhero's wife, and she brings him to tears, then ''maims him with a garbage disposal''. The hero visits him in hospital, and the villain says he fears for the hero's own safety.
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' "Painted Black" arc. Grace becomes one when she's captured while infiltrating Damien's base. She doesn't stay that way for long, and actually ends up being the one to defeat Damien after he gets her [[UnstoppableRage really, really mad.]]
** The Princess Peach example is also [[DiscussedTrope discussed]] in [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2010-05-07 this strip.]]
--->'''Sarah:''' You'd think the princess would be able to protect herself. She lays down the law in those fighting games.\\
'''Grace:''' Oh, it's all foreplay to her. She's kind of evil that way.
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' has Zola, who was a [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20090320 professional]] Damsel in Distress. She recently tried to trade up to something better, but [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20090429 failed]], [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20090501 badly.]]
** [[spoiler:Except she was just [[ObfuscatingStupidity acting stupid]], and gets the better of the BigBad with a [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20100712 subverted]] GrandTheftMe ]]
* ''Webcomic/RoninGalaxy'': This arguably happens twice to Taylor in the first chapter. First when she wants to escape her initial situation, and again after she believes she's out of dodge. Luckily Cecil and Giancarlo manage to track her down and save her (again.)
** This happens yet again to Taylor, and Rin in the second chapter.[[spoiler: The latter gender-swapping the role.]]
** And again in the third chapter with Leona.
* ''TheCyantianChronicles'': Chatin and Cilke during Campus Safari, [[ActionGirl though they're not the type to be held long]].
* Genderswapped with Sora in ''AnsemRetort''.
* Parodied in the ''NerfNow'' short story starting [[http://nerfnow.com/comic/189 here]]. For fantasy princesses it should be a FamilyBusiness, you see.
** And [[http://www.nerfnow.com/comic/242 another turn]]: Peach dreams of being the heroine of her own game. Zelda dreams of being the heroine of her own game. Bayonetta, who ''is'' the heroine of her game, wants to be the one who gets rescued instead. And have a good dress.
* ''BobAndGeorge'': Less so than DistressedDude, since there are fewer female characters. At one point, [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/000730c Protoman deduces Roll is in trouble because she's the only female around]]. [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/030328 Though others have appeared since.]]
* ''ThePocalypse'': Rosa, after she is captured by Andrius [[spoiler:even though she has already been transformed into a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Zompire]].]] Also in the scene 26 of chapter 2 called ''Damsel in Distress'', the heroes save a girl from vampires. [[spoiler:[[DecoyDamsel She is not actually in distress]].]]
* WoodenRose: Starts with Nessa taking a spill from her horse in the middle of a wintery woods, and twisting her ankle.
* ThePhoenixRequiem: [[http://requiem.seraph-inn.com/viewcomic.php?page=143 When Jonas abducts Anya to make her go riding, he declares he could persuade the authorities that he was rescuing a damsel in distress]].
* Webcomic/{{Footloose}} [[http://www.footloosecomic.com/footloose/pages.php?page=13 I do not want to see you grow up as some blond idiot damsel in distress. which is frankly the way you're headed.]]
* {{Roza}} [[http://www.junglestudio.com/roza/?date=2007-05-11 a plea]]
* In ''{{Endstone}}'', Kyri defeats the bad guy [[http://endstone.net/2011/04/04/5-23/ to drop, unconscious, in the midst of a horde of dinosaurs. Jon reacts swiftly.]]
* In ''ThistilMistilKistil'', the [[MadeASlave slave]] Hedda is threatened with HumanSacrifice and drugged to keep her compliant.
* In the FakeActionPrologue of Chapter 2 of ''TheSpecialists'', [[http://thespecialistscomic.com/page-62/ Lady Liberty is taken hostage.]]
* ''{{Exiern}}'' has Peonie as the recipient of the frequent kidnapping card. Although it wasn't the first or the last time, it seems that EvilSorcerer Faden was the nastiest as she complained "I was really scared ''this'' time". She hasn't managed to stop other people targeting her for an abduction yet though, and Tiff can generally tell what time it is by whether Peonie has been kidnapped yet or not.
* In ''{{Erstwhile}}'', [[http://www.erstwhiletales.com/a-tale-with-a-riddle-0-3/#.T29v9Nm6SuI the heroine is turned into a flower, and needs her husband to save her.]]
* In ''{{Sinfest}}'', [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=2781 Slick sees an unhappy Monique and refers to her as a damsel in distress.]]
* In ''Webcomic/{{Pacificators}}'', [[MakingASplash Larima]] got kidnapped so often, [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/MangaPacisV02CH09P015.html her team are sick of it.]]
* In ''DragonMango'', [[http://dragon-mango.com/comic/chapter04/dm04-13.htm Mango thinks contemptuously of the idea of a princess in distress in this day and age. Meanwhile, a princess has vanished.]]
* In ''CucumberQuest'',
** [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/archive/page-87/ Princess Parfait]], prisoner and harrassed by Tomato
** [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/archive/page-141/ the shipwrecked Cucumber stumbles on one.]] [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/archive/page-145/ Also a princess.]]
** [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/cq/page-347/ Princess Piano is kidnapped even before anyone realizes that the Noisemaster is loose]], and [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/cq/page-350/ begs for help.]] [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/cq/page-351/ Almond assures the queen that this is not cause of despair because saving princesses is kinda their job.]]
* In ''FauxPas'', [[http://www.ozfoxes.net/cgi/pl-fp1.cgi?654 when Penny recounts meeting the cutest boy, that he helped her hide from the fox adds to her parents' anxiety about the romantic possibility.]]
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