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* WebVideo/UltraFastPony'': In "The David Bowie Drinking Game", Rarity gets kidnapped by some diamond dogs. She's a huge masochist, so she asks Spike to wait four hours or so before organizing a rescue party.

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* WebVideo/UltraFastPony'': ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony'': In "The David Bowie Drinking Game", Rarity gets kidnapped by some diamond dogs. She's a huge masochist, masochist and ''wants'' to get bound and tortured for a bit, so she asks Spike to wait four hours or so before organizing a rescue party.



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* WebVideo/UltraFastPony'': In "The David Bowie Drinking Game", Rarity gets kidnapped by some diamond dogs. She's a huge masochist, so she asks Spike to wait four hours or so before organizing a rescue party.


* A bit of EarlyInstallmentWeirdness in [[ComicBook/{{Superman}} Action Comics #1]] when Superman tells a tied up woman "Make yourself comfortable, I haven't time to attend to it!" and rushes after the villain instead.

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* A bit of EarlyInstallmentWeirdness in [[ComicBook/{{Superman}} Action Comics #1]] ''Action Comics'' #1 when Superman Franchise/{{Superman}} tells a tied up woman "Make yourself comfortable, I haven't time to attend to it!" and rushes after the villain instead.


* In the ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou'' episode "Scooby Doo and a Mummy Too", Shaggy leaves the professor BoundAndGagged after getting his word that he's all right. "Groovy. Be back for you later."

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou'' episode "Scooby Doo and a Mummy Too", Shaggy leaves the professor BoundAndGagged after getting his word that he's all right. "Groovy. Be back for you later.""
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Maybe he has more work to do and doesn't want to be discovered. Maybe the DistressedDamsel is just going to get in his way or complicate matters if she's rescued.

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Maybe he has more work to do and doesn't want to be discovered. Maybe the DistressedDamsel is just going to get in his way or complicate matters if she's rescued.
rescued. Maybe she's actually more insistent that he catch the villain.


* A bit of EarlyInstallmentWeirdness in [[ComicBook/{{Superman}} Action Comics #1]] when Superman tells a tied up woman "Make yourself comfortable, I haven't time to attend to it!" and rushs after the villain instead.

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* A bit of EarlyInstallmentWeirdness in [[ComicBook/{{Superman}} Action Comics #1]] when Superman tells a tied up woman "Make yourself comfortable, I haven't time to attend to it!" and rushs rushes after the villain instead.

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This is when a hero doesn't immediately rescue the DamselInDistress. He has the means and the ability to do so, but for whatever reason, it's not the right time.

Maybe he has more work to do and doesn't want to be discovered. Maybe the DistressedDamsel is just going to get in his way or complicate matters if she's rescued.

Whatever the reason, the hero leaves the damsel ''in'' distress (at least for the time being), while he goes off to thwart the villain, find the magical MacGuffin or accomplish some other task.

A sub-trope of DamselInDistress. Compare PassiveRescue, where someone is given the means to get themselves out of distress.

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* A bit of EarlyInstallmentWeirdness in [[ComicBook/{{Superman}} Action Comics #1]] when Superman tells a tied up woman "Make yourself comfortable, I haven't time to attend to it!" and rushs after the villain instead.

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* ''[[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark]]''. Upon finding Marion, Indy elects to leave her BoundAndGagged so he can have more time to find the Ark.

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* A Sly Cooper [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RI6vkyyK4Lc animated short]] had a version of this with Carmalita Fox being left BoundAndGagged while Sly sought out his target.

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* One "Fractured Fairy Tales" segment on ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'' had the prince in ''Literature/SleepingBeauty'' leave the princess sleep instead so he could make her into a tourist attraction.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou'' episode "Scooby Doo and a Mummy Too", Shaggy leaves the professor BoundAndGagged after getting his word that he's all right. "Groovy. Be back for you later."

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