->''"See I wanna know\\
Give me, give me all your love\\
If you can't hold on\\
Then baby, baby don't save me now\\
''(If your love isn't strong)''\\
Baby, don't save me now"''
-->--'''{{Music/Haim}}''', "Don't Save Me"

->''"Yeah, Mario's back\\
Out to save that crazy Princess Daisy\\
By now he's sick of this\\
[[YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle Princess fake-out bullshit]]"''
-->--'''Music/BrentalFloss''', ''VideoGame/SuperMarioLand'' with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAtWQ_xn0kI lyrics]]

->''"Normal women catch bouquets. I catch bombs."''
-->-- '''LoisLane''', ''LoisAndClark'' ("We Have a Lot to Talk About")

->'''[[Franchise/MetalGear Mei Ling]]:''' But still, don't you think it's romantic? I mean, to have a guy who's always there for you?\\
'''Snake:''' If he was smart, he'd tell her to stop getting kidnapped.\\
'''Mei Ling:''' ...You don't get a lot of dates, do you, Snake?
-->-- ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'', on [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Peach and Mario]]

->'''(While trying to rescue Jean, Bob gets captured too)'''\\
'''JEAN:''' Congratulations. You've just struck a major blow for sexual equality.\\
'''BOB:''' Oh. Good?
-->-- ''Missing Links'', ''TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'''

->"''[[ComplainingAboutRescuesTheyDontLike The one being rescued doesn't get to complain]]! You just act the part and stand around trembling and say 'Oh, save me!''"
-->-- '''Ichigo Kurosaki''', ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''

->"''Help! I'm being, like, stolen or something!''"
-->-- '''Alison''', ''VideoGame/TotallyRad''

->'''Jack Sparrow''': William, tell me somethin'. Have you come because you need my help to save a certain distressin' damsel? Or... rather, damsel in distress? Either one...
->'''Will Turner''': No.
->'''Jack Sparrow''': Well, then you wouldn't be here, would you? So you can't be here! Q.E.D. - you're not really here!
-->-- '''''PiratesOfTheCaribbean: At World's End'''''

->'''Sue''': This is pretty uninspired. The BigBad SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom kidnapping me just to [[BatmanGambit lure us here]] to your wretched little island.
->'''Dr. Doom''': Yes, I'm so sorry to involve you in the [[DeadHorseTrope time-worn damsel-in-distress]] [[{{Cliche}} cliche]], Mrs Richards. I feel the only thing missing is the [[ChainedToARailway onrushing train]]. However, [[BoringButPractical sometimes expediency outweighs originality]].
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/FantasticFour 1990s series''

->"Dawn's in trouble. [[ButForMeItWasTuesday Must be Tuesday.]]"
-->-- Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}, "Once More With Feeling"

->"We save April at least once a day."
-->-- '''1987 Donatello''', ''TurtlesForever''

->'''Hercules''': "Aren't you a Damsel in Distress?"
->'''Megara''': ''(struggling in Nessus' grip)'' "I'm a damsel... I'm in distress... I can handle this! Have a nice day!"
-->-- ''Disney/{{Hercules}}''

->''Oh dear... Here we go again... I can't believe I'm kidnapped again. Mario and Toadsworth must be worried sick. Again.''
-->-- '''Princess Peach''', ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor''

->''"None of this is because you want it. You had what you wanted, before that damnable [[MascotMook Red Arremer]] swooped down to take her. Your armor sitting there, mere feet away, crumbled in a post-coital heap as she was stolen. Now you have no choice but this endless forward march. No second thoughts or hesitations, compelled by lust or duty not to avert your eyes, you march on, up these horrific towers, pushing desperately for an unnecessary redemption."''
-->--'''[[http://projectnes.blogspot.com/2011/04/strange-doors-that-wed-never-close.html Phil Sandifer]]''' on ''VideoGame/GhostsNGoblins''

->'''Snow:''' Wait, Belle, [[spoiler:Zelena]] never froze you when she was crazy monologuing and creepily feeling my baby bump. Why didnít you do anything to stop her? Everyone else tried.
->'''Belle:''' Everyone else got frozen or turned into a flying monkey. Every time I go up against the villains, I get locked up, knocked unconscious or shot. At this point, Iím just trying to stay alive.
-->-- Fanfiction blog ''[[http://ouatconversations.tumblr.com/post/84333622060/snow-wait-belle-zelena-never-froze-you-when-she OUAT Conversations]]''

->''"I dream of a world where [[Franchise/AceAttorney Maya Fey]] can walk down a street without being accused of murder."''
-->-- Blogger '''[[http://yangderexiaolong.tumblr.com/post/85999721725/i-dream-of-a-world-where-maya-fey-can-walk-down-a Tenouttaten]]'''