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* Kaede Sakura from ''LightNovel/{{Kampfer}}''. [[spoiler:It's all just an act.]]


** Mifillia in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' is seen as this by most players due to her not fighting back with her mythril knife when she was captured twice (first by TheEmpire and the second being an Ascian with immense magical strength) and that she also doesn't do anything beyond playing politics with the city-state leaders and telling the player character what to do next.

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** Mifillia Minfillia in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' is seen as this by most players due to her not fighting back with her mythril knife when she was captured twice (first by TheEmpire and the second being an Ascian with immense magical strength) and that she also doesn't do anything beyond playing politics with the city-state leaders and telling the player character what to do next.


*** Colette Brunel. Protecting her is the entire point of the game since she's TheChosenOne, and it becomes a major plot point at the end when she's kidnapped (although it can potentially be anyone) by the BigBad. Fans especially dislike it because early on, Colette is granted angel powers, which includes SuperStrength, SuperSenses, [[PowerGivesYouWings wings]] and [[LightEmUp light-based techniques]], yet Colette getting kidnapped or sick takes up a large chunk of the game, and she often hands over the decision-making to [[TheUnchosenOne Lloyd]].

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*** Colette Brunel. Protecting her is the entire point of the game since she's TheChosenOne, and it becomes a major plot point at the end when she's kidnapped (although it can potentially be anyone) anyone[[note]]The BigBad possesses the body of Lloyd's best friend after said friend thwarts the villain's attempt to steal Lloyd's body. If Kratos is closest to Lloyd, the villain will possess Colette[[/note]]) by the BigBad. Fans especially dislike it because early on, Colette is granted angel powers, which includes SuperStrength, SuperSenses, [[PowerGivesYouWings wings]] and [[LightEmUp light-based techniques]], yet Colette getting kidnapped or sick takes up a large chunk of the game, and she often hands over the decision-making to [[TheUnchosenOne Lloyd]].


* Kairi from ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' is considered this by people [[NeverLiveItDown even though she only has two moments of real distress]], both of them in the second game (in the first, [[spoiler: the twist is that her heart was inside of Sora all along and not in danger]]). Yet the fandom still holds her in scorn for this and many don't even understand the subversion from the first game, thinking she was "in a coma" and thus in distress even then.
** Perhaps due to Nomra's penchant for [[Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren writing characters how the fans see them]], Kairi becomes a more legitimate DamselScrappy in ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsIII Kingdom Hearts III]]''. [[spoiler:Despite being trained to use her Keyblade, Kairi is once again kidnapped and then killed by Xehanort]]. One of the biggest complaints about it is [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter how Kairiís potential was wasted.]]

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* Kairi from ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' is considered this by people [[NeverLiveItDown even though she only has two moments of real distress]], both of them in the second game (in the first, [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the twist is that her heart was inside of Sora all along and not in danger]]). Yet However, the fandom still holds her in scorn for this and many don't even understand the believe this to be a true subversion from the first game, thinking citing the fact that she was "in a coma" and thus still incapable of doing anything until [[spoiler:Sora (temporarily) [[HeroicSacrifice sacrificed himself to get her heart back in distress even then.
her body]]]].
** Perhaps due to Nomra's Nomura's penchant for [[Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren writing characters how the fans see them]], Kairi becomes a more legitimate DamselScrappy in ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsIII Kingdom Hearts III]]''. [[spoiler:Despite being trained to use her Keyblade, Kairi is once again kidnapped and then killed by Xehanort]]. One of the biggest complaints about it is [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter how Kairiís potential was wasted.]]


** In [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsIII the third game]], [[spoiler:despite being trained to use her Keyblade, Kairi is once again kidnapped and then killed by Xehanort]]. One of the biggest complaints about it is how Kairiís potential was wasted.

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** In [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsIII Perhaps due to Nomra's penchant for [[Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren writing characters how the third game]], [[spoiler:despite fans see them]], Kairi becomes a more legitimate DamselScrappy in ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsIII Kingdom Hearts III]]''. [[spoiler:Despite being trained to use her Keyblade, Kairi is once again kidnapped and then killed by Xehanort]]. One of the biggest complaints about it is [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter how Kairiís potential was wasted.]]


** In [[VideoGame/KingdomHearts3 the third game]], [[spoiler: despite being trained to use her Keyblade, Kairi is once again kidnapped and then killed by Xehanort]]. One of the biggest complaints about it is how Kairiís potential was wasted.

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** In [[VideoGame/KingdomHearts3 [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsIII the third game]], [[spoiler: despite [[spoiler:despite being trained to use her Keyblade, Kairi is once again kidnapped and then killed by Xehanort]]. One of the biggest complaints about it is how Kairiís potential was wasted.


** In the third game, [[spoiler: despite being trained to use her Keyblade, Kairi is once again kidnapped and then killed by Xehanort]]. One of the biggest complaints about KH3 is how Kairiís potential was wasted.

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** In [[VideoGame/KingdomHearts3 the third game, game]], [[spoiler: despite being trained to use her Keyblade, Kairi is once again kidnapped and then killed by Xehanort]]. One of the biggest complaints about KH3 it is how Kairiís potential was wasted.

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** In the third game, [[spoiler: despite being trained to use her Keyblade, Kairi is once again kidnapped and then killed by Xehanort]]. One of the biggest complaints about KH3 is how Kairiís potential was wasted.


* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'': Sakura Matou fits this trope pretty well. She has the biggest {{Hatedom}} of the cast and she's one of the least commercial characters in the series along with [[BigBadWannabe Shinji]] and [[ObviouslyEvil Zouken]], despite the fact that she's one of the main heroines. [[WhatMeasureIsANonBadass It's not too hard to understand why]]: [[LadyOfWar Saber]] and [[{{Tsundere}} Rin]] get to kick plenty of ass in and outside their respective routes. As for Sakura, she has very little screen time outside her route, no relevance to the plot, and little characterization to speak of. Within her route, [[TheHero Shirou]] spends most of her route [[spoiler:sacrificing everything]] to save her, while she doesn't (and can't) do much to help him [[spoiler:given she's an ApocalypseMaiden]] and [[spoiler:she's, albeit unintentionally, responsible for [[PlayerPunch Saber getting corrupted and getting mercy killed by Shirou]]]], which does nothing to buy her favors. [[BreakTheCutie Justified]] or not, people usually don't like characters who don't contribute as much as the others or don't have many character traits outside of being [[TheWoobie sympathetic]].

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* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'': Sakura Matou fits this trope pretty well. She has the biggest {{Hatedom}} of the cast and she's one of the least commercial characters in the series along with [[BigBadWannabe Shinji]] and [[ObviouslyEvil Zouken]], despite the fact that she's one of the main heroines. [[WhatMeasureIsANonBadass It's not too hard to understand why]]: [[LadyOfWar Saber]] and [[{{Tsundere}} Rin]] get to kick plenty of ass in and outside of their respective routes. routes, not to mention that both get a chance to show and develop their characters within the three routes, making their chemistry with [[{{Protagonist}} Shirou]] feel organic and well paced. As for Sakura, she has very little screen time outside her route, no relevance to the plot, plot in the other two, and little characterization to speak of. of until ''Heaven's Feel''. Within her route, [[TheHero Shirou]] spends most of her route [[spoiler:sacrificing everything]] everything, from ideals to his body]] to save her, while she doesn't (and can't) do much to help him [[spoiler:given she's an ApocalypseMaiden]] and [[spoiler:she's, albeit unintentionally, responsible for [[PlayerPunch Saber getting corrupted and getting mercy killed by Shirou]]]], which does nothing to buy her favors. [[BreakTheCutie Justified]] or not, people usually don't like characters who don't contribute as much as the others or don't have many character traits outside of being [[TheWoobie sympathetic]].


* Shirley Fennes from ''VideoGame/TalesOfLegendia'', gets kidnapped constantly and does nothing to help herself despite having a bunch of powers, eventually making a full HeelFaceTurn under MoreThanMindControl. She is also considered the game's plain [[TheScrappy Scrappy]] for her {{Yandere}} tendencies.
* Colette Brunel from ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', protecting whom is the entire point of the game and becomes a major plot point at the end when she's kidnapped (although it can potentially be anyone) by the BigBad. Fans especially dislike it because early on, Colette is granted angel powers, which includes SuperStrength, SuperSenses, [[PowerGivesYouWings wings]] and [[LightEmUp light-based techniques]], yet Colette getting kidnapped or sick takes up a large chunk of the game and she often hands over the decision-making to [[TheUnchosenOne Lloyd]].
* Estelle is a bit of a BaseBreakingCharacter in ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'', but those who dislike her consider her as one of these for much of the same reasons as Shirley and Colette- Being PurityPersonified and getting kidnapped and doing nothing to help herself, and finally fighting against the heroes after {{Brainwashing}}.

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Shirley Fennes from ''VideoGame/TalesOfLegendia'', ''VideoGame/TalesOfLegendia'' gets kidnapped constantly and does nothing to help herself despite having a bunch of powers, eventually making a full HeelFaceTurn FaceHeelTurn under MoreThanMindControl. She is also considered the game's plain [[TheScrappy Scrappy]] for her {{Yandere}} tendencies.
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Colette Brunel from ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', protecting whom Brunel. Protecting her is the entire point of the game since she's TheChosenOne, and it becomes a major plot point at the end when she's kidnapped (although it can potentially be anyone) by the BigBad. Fans especially dislike it because early on, Colette is granted angel powers, which includes SuperStrength, SuperSenses, [[PowerGivesYouWings wings]] and [[LightEmUp light-based techniques]], yet Colette getting kidnapped or sick takes up a large chunk of the game game, and she often hands over the decision-making to [[TheUnchosenOne Lloyd]].
* *** Chocolat. The party has to save her twice, mostly thanks to Chocolat intentionally antagonizing the bad guys and generally being out of her depth. Also, when she learns that [[spoiler:Lloyd and Genis had to perform a MercyKill on Chocolat's grandmother Marble, something Marble asked them to do]], Chocolat sides with the bad guys and refuses to be rescued. She's viewed as UnintentionallyUnsympathetic for how needlessly she keeps making things worse.
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Estelle is a bit of a BaseBreakingCharacter in ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'', but those who dislike her consider her as one of these for much of the same reasons as Shirley and Colette- Being Colette - being PurityPersonified and getting kidnapped and doing nothing to help herself, and finally fighting against the heroes after {{Brainwashing}}.{{Brainwashing}}.
** Cheria from ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'' gets viewed this way from a VocalMinority of ''Tales'' fans who dislike her. While Cheria gets kidnapped, it's only once at the beginning of the game, the plotline to resolve her kidnapping takes about ten minutes, and she's an active party member for the rest of the game (and one of the more useful ones, since she has group healing spells). Doesn't stop the complaints, though.


** Terra in ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'', though in her case it's more due to CharacterDerailment from her original personality to fit this character type, than due to the number of times she needs to be saved. While she's often victimised and mixed-up in the original, she becomes confident as soon as it becomes clear that Edgar sees her as a person, and more confident still once she regains her memories, and often finds time for teasing Sabin and showing open enjoyment about fighting the Empire. In ''Dissidia'', Kefka's menace takes on an IHaveYouNowMyPretty tone, her personality becomes much more negative and serious, and she is constantly rescued by male characters for their benefit or getting lectured by Cloud ([[FakeMemories of all people]]) about the importance of knowing who you really are. The fact that Terra is the [[TheSmurfette only woman]] of Cosmos' Warriors [[{{Chickification}} doesn't make this seem any more classy]]; the remake mitigated this somewhat by altering Terra's dialogue as much as the recordings allowed and adding some other female characters to soften the UnfortunateImplications. In ''[[VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy2015 Dissidia NT]]'', she is as confident as any of the other heroes and gets her MamaBear protectiveness back.

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** Terra in ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'', though in her case it's more due to CharacterDerailment from her original personality to fit this character type, than due to the number of times she needs to be saved. While she's often victimised and mixed-up in the original, she becomes confident as soon as it becomes clear that Edgar sees her as a person, and more confident still once she regains her memories, and often finds time for teasing Sabin and showing open enjoyment about fighting the Empire. In ''Dissidia'', Kefka's menace takes on an IHaveYouNowMyPretty tone, her personality becomes much more negative and serious, and she is constantly rescued by male characters for their benefit or getting lectured by Cloud ([[FakeMemories of all people]]) about the importance of knowing who you really are. The fact that Terra is the [[TheSmurfette [[TheSmurfettePrinciple only woman]] of Cosmos' Warriors [[{{Chickification}} doesn't make this seem any more classy]]; the remake mitigated this somewhat by altering Terra's dialogue as much as the recordings allowed and adding some other female characters to soften the UnfortunateImplications. In ''[[VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy2015 Dissidia NT]]'', she is as confident as any of the other heroes and gets her MamaBear protectiveness back.


* Pretty much what happened to Vicki Vale in Tim Burton's ''Film/{{Batman}}''. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Originally it was going to be quite different]], but after the first actress cast as Vicki (Sean Young) fell off a horse and broke her arm in a scene that was cut from the film, it was decided that [[TheOtherDarrin the replacement]] (Creator/KimBasinger) shouldn't be put at such risks.

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* Pretty much what What happened to Vicki Vale in Tim Burton's ''Film/{{Batman}}''.''Film/Batman1989''. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Originally it was going to be quite different]], but after the first actress cast as Vicki (Sean Young) fell off a horse and broke her arm in a scene that was cut from the film, it was decided that [[TheOtherDarrin the replacement]] (Creator/KimBasinger) shouldn't be put at such risks.


* Played for laughs in pre-Nu52 ''Supergirl #60'', which showed there are quite a few guys like this in Metropolis; they will literally jump off of buildings so Supergirl has to catch and rescue them (and they often ask ask for her phone number afterward).

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* Played for laughs in pre-Nu52 pre-ComicBook/New52 ''Supergirl #60'', which showed there are quite a few guys like this in Metropolis; they will literally jump off of buildings so Supergirl has to catch and rescue them (and they often ask ask for her phone number afterward).



* Daphne Blake from ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' became known for falling into traps, being kidnapped by the villain, or angering the villain in some way, leading to the nickname "Danger-prone Daphne" in the original ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou'' series. However, TheNostalgiaCritic did call this reputation into question in his review of the first live action movie, pointing out that Scooby and Shaggy (and even Scrappy) seemed to actually get into more danger than Daphne ever did and saying her real major issue was that she never really did much of anything, at least in the original show.

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* Daphne Blake from ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' became known for falling into traps, being kidnapped by the villain, or angering the villain in some way, leading to the nickname "Danger-prone Daphne" in the original ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou'' series. However, TheNostalgiaCritic WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic did call this reputation into question in his review of the first live action movie, pointing out that Scooby and Shaggy (and even Scrappy) seemed to actually get into more danger than Daphne ever did and saying her real major issue was that she never really did much of anything, at least in the original show.


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* On a meta level, Creator/MattDamon needed rescuing in ''{{Film/SavingPrivateRyan}}'', ''{{Film/Interstellar}}'', ''Film/TheMartian''Ö How much did he cost? [[http://time.com/4162254/cost-of-rescuing-matt-damon/ At least $900 Billion]]

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