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->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''

->Everybody laments how Creator/ColinBaker was put in a truly awful position by ''Doctor Who''. There is no disputing that. However, Nicola Bryant suffered just as much. She spent her time on the show being objectified and ogled and taken advantage of. Periís primary function on the show was to serve as eye candy that could be put in peril...Indeed, the fact that Peri is routinely treated as nothing but a sex object is even treated as a joke here. Discussing an old dying warlord, she notes, [='=]''Beams that kill werenít the only thing he had on his mind. Dirty old warlord. Glad we left that place when we did.''[='=] She is so used to the objectification that she seems [[InsultBackfire visibly relieved]] when Sil refers to her as the Doctorís [='=]''[[HumansAreUgly revoltingly ugly assistant.]]''[='=] At least she doesnít have to worry about Sil, then.
-->--'''[[http://them0vieblog.com/2013/06/26/doctor-who-the-trial-of-a-time-lord-mindwarp-review/ Darren Mooney]]''' on ''Doctor Who'', [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS23E2Mindwarp}} "Mindwarp"]]

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->''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")

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

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

->Why is she always the one getting kidnapped?'' I'm ''the princess!
-->-- '''Amalia Sheran Sharm''', ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}''

->'''[[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]]

->[[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''

->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.
-->-- Jack, ''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''

->'''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''

->Groo -- damsel in distress. [[BridalCarry You know the drill]].
-->-- ''Series/{{Angel}}'', "The Price"

->'''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]]''
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