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If she's getting captured because she's into it, she may be a case of BestHerToBedHer. Expect her not to have much regard for SafeSaneAndConsensual. If her getting captured is part of her EvilPlan, she's really a DecoyDamsel. If she is a protagonist, she may be letting herself get captured as part of TheInfiltration. Alternately, if she's BruceWayneHeldHostage, she may pretend to be a HystericalWoman in order to convince the villains to let her go, before she comes back in her more heroic guise.

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If she's getting captured because she's into it, she may be a case of BestHerToBedHer. Expect her not to have much regard for SafeSaneAndConsensual. If her getting captured is part of her EvilPlan, she's really a DecoyDamsel. If she is a protagonist, she may be letting herself get captured as part of TheInfiltration. Alternately, if she's BruceWayneHeldHostage, she may pretend to be a HystericalWoman in order to convince the villains to let her go, go before she comes back in her more heroic guise.



** Maomolin tried to force Shampoo to become his wife a couple of times. Shampoo could have easily dealt with him on her own, but preferred to play the DamselInDistress role to make Ranma protect her.

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** Maomolin tried to force Shampoo to become his wife a couple of times. Shampoo could have easily dealt with him on her own, own but preferred to play the DamselInDistress role to make Ranma protect her.



* In ''AlienAvengers'', George Went's character's wife does this. The pair make it seem like the wife is unconscious, and ask an implied gang member if he will help. He said that since it is George's wife, after he's done with her, he can have a turn. She gets up from her feigned incapacitation and the two kill the guy. She fit this trope in that moment, because she is really a homicidal alien with a strong sense of justice instead of a weakling.

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* In ''AlienAvengers'', George Went's character's wife does this. The pair make it seem like the wife is unconscious, and ask an implied gang member if he will help. He said that since it is George's wife, wife after he's done with her, he can have a turn. She gets up from her feigned incapacitation and the two kill the guy. She fit this trope in that moment, moment because she is really a homicidal alien with a strong sense of justice instead of a weakling.


* During their run in ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'', the party in ''Webcomic/{{Nodwick}}'' at one point 'rescued' a princess from a dragon who was not only [[TooSpicyForYogSogoth such a royal pest that the dragon practically dumped her in the party's lap]], but turned out to have gotten 'kidnapped' willingly in order to [[RescueRomance get rescued by a handsome prince]]. She was none too happy that a RagtagBunchOfMisfits (and non-royal ones, at that!) showed up first, and even [[IncorruptiblePurePureness Piffany]] is so annoyed by her insufferableness that she begins rethinking her vow of nonviolence.

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* During their run in ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'', the party in ''Webcomic/{{Nodwick}}'' at one point 'rescued' a princess from a dragon who was not only [[TooSpicyForYogSogoth [[TooSpicyForYogSothoth such a royal pest that the dragon practically dumped her in the party's lap]], but turned out to have gotten 'kidnapped' willingly in order to [[RescueRomance get rescued by a handsome prince]]. She was none too happy that a RagtagBunchOfMisfits (and non-royal ones, at that!) showed up first, and even [[IncorruptiblePurePureness Piffany]] is so annoyed by her insufferableness that she begins rethinking her vow of nonviolence.


* During their run in ''DragonMagazine'', the party in ''Webcomic/{{Nodwick}}'' at one point 'rescued' a damsel from a dragon who was not only [[TooSpicyForYogSogoth such a royal pest that the dragon returned her willingly]] but turned out to have gotten 'kidnapped' willingly in order to [[RescueRomance get rescued by a handsome prince]] and is none too happy that a RagtagBunchOfMisfits (and non-royal ones, at that!) showed up first. Even [[IncorruptiblePurePureness Piffany]] is so annoyed by the princess that she begins rethinking her vow of nonviolence.

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* During their run in ''DragonMagazine'', ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'', the party in ''Webcomic/{{Nodwick}}'' at one point 'rescued' a damsel princess from a dragon who was not only [[TooSpicyForYogSogoth such a royal pest that the dragon returned practically dumped her willingly]] in the party's lap]], but turned out to have gotten 'kidnapped' willingly in order to [[RescueRomance get rescued by a handsome prince]] and is prince]]. She was none too happy that a RagtagBunchOfMisfits (and non-royal ones, at that!) showed up first. Even first, and even [[IncorruptiblePurePureness Piffany]] is so annoyed by the princess her insufferableness that she begins rethinking her vow of nonviolence.

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* During their run in ''DragonMagazine'', the party in ''Webcomic/{{Nodwick}}'' at one point 'rescued' a damsel from a dragon who was not only [[TooSpicyForYogSogoth such a royal pest that the dragon returned her willingly]] but turned out to have gotten 'kidnapped' willingly in order to [[RescueRomance get rescued by a handsome prince]] and is none too happy that a RagtagBunchOfMisfits (and non-royal ones, at that!) showed up first. Even [[IncorruptiblePurePureness Piffany]] is so annoyed by the princess that she begins rethinking her vow of nonviolence.
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* ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'': Aes Sedai MagicalSociety members take a [[MagicallyBindingContract magically binding Oath]] never to harm humans with their powers except in defense of their own lives -- such as when they deliberately wade into the battlefield until they feel threatened enough for the Oath to let them start slinging fireballs.

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* In ''VideoGame/ThePKGirl'', Cassie is kidnapped by thugs in the beginning. She admits after you rescue her that she could easily have escaped and taken care of her attackers herself, but she didn't because being rescued was more fun.


* GenderInverted in the ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats 2011}} [=ThunderCats (2011)=]]]'' episode "The Duelist and the Drifter" {{Adventure Town|s}} resident and habitual DistressedDude the Drifter gets [[UnwillingSuspension snagged]] on high fences [[RuleOfThree three times]], each time enlisting protagonist Lion-O's help to get down. This would be innocuous but for the fact that the Drifter possesses NotQuiteFlight, and readily exploits these encounters to offer {{Adventure Rebuff}}s and unsolicited, [[AloofAlly passive-aggressive]] advice on Lion-O's own increasing problems while elaborately feigning disinterest.

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* GenderInverted in the ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats 2011}} [=ThunderCats (2011)=]]]'' episode "The Duelist and the Drifter" Drifter." {{Adventure Town|s}} resident and habitual DistressedDude the Drifter gets [[UnwillingSuspension snagged]] on high fences [[RuleOfThree three times]], each time enlisting protagonist Lion-O's help to get down. This would be innocuous but for the fact that the Drifter possesses NotQuiteFlight, and readily exploits these encounters to offer {{Adventure Rebuff}}s and unsolicited, [[AloofAlly passive-aggressive]] advice on Lion-O's own increasing problems while elaborately feigning disinterest.


* ''Series/{{The Flash|2014}}'': In "[[Recap/TheFlash2014S4E1TheFlashReborn The Flash Reborn]]", Iris deliberately lets offers herself as a hostage to the "Samuroid", hoping that her being in danger will snap the mentally-unstable Barry out of it. It works. [[CameBackStrong And how!]]

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* ''Series/{{The Flash|2014}}'': In "[[Recap/TheFlash2014S4E1TheFlashReborn The Flash Reborn]]", Iris deliberately lets offers herself as a hostage to the "Samuroid", hoping that her being in danger will snap the mentally-unstable Barry out of it. It works. [[CameBackStrong And how!]]


Compare ISurrenderSuckers, TooKinkyToTorture, ArentYouGoingToRavishMe.

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Compare ISurrenderSuckers, TooKinkyToTorture, ArentYouGoingToRavishMe.
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* Darkness from ''LightNovel/KonoSuba'' keeps ''trying'' to be one of these, because she has [[TooKinkyToTorture a massive kink for being captured and subjected to all kinds of horrible fates where she can suffer nobly (and erotically) like a brave heroine should]], to the point where she actively refers to things like that as "play", but she comes on way too strong too fast and just turns the villains off. Babbling on about her elaborately-detailed fantasies right in front of them when they've only just met isn't exactly the best strategy, especially when it causes the people around them to start thinking horrible things about her would-be paramour.



* Darkness from ''Manga/KonoSuba'' keeps ''trying'' to be one of these, because she has [[TooKinkyToTorture a massive kink for being captured and subjected to all kinds of horrible fates where she can suffer nobly (and erotically) like a brave heroine should]], to the point where she actively refers to things like that as "play", but she comes on way too strong too fast and just turns the villains off. Babbling on about her elaborately-detailed fantasies right in front of them when they've only just met isn't exactly the best strategy, especially when it causes the people around them to start thinking horrible things about her would-be paramour.

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* Spoofed in ''Animation/{{Pucca}}'', when Pucca's best friend Ching (a CuteBruiser) tries to stage several dangerous situations to attract the attention of her crush Abyo - and not even a single one works. [[spoiler: And then it's subverted: when Abyo ends up in trouble and Ching saves him, he's revealed to be an AmazonChaser.]]

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* Darkness from ''Manga/KonoSuba'' keeps ''trying'' to be one of these, because she has [[TooKinkyToTorture a massive kink for being captured and subjected to all kinds of horrible fates where she can suffer nobly (and erotically) like a brave heroine should]], to the point where she actively refers to things like that as "play", but she comes on way too strong too fast and just turns the villains off. Babbling on about her elaborately-detailed fantasies right in front of them when they've only just met isn't exactly the best strategy, especially when it causes the people around them to start thinking horrible things about her would-be paramour.

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* Neal Caffrey pulls a male version in the PilotEpisode of ''Series/WhiteCollar'': Long story short, Neal has been let out of prison in order to help the FBI catch an art forger known as The Dutchman. If he fails, he goes back to prison to finish out his sentence. He and Agent Burke have ID'ed The Dutchman and found his base of operations, but they don't have probable cause to carry out a search. Neal gets around this by getting himself captured by The Dutchman's {{Mooks}}, knowing that this will take him outside of the two-mile radius afforded by his tracking anklet, setting it off and giving the FBI an excuse to raid the base.

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* A mission in ''VideoGame/PokemonSuperMysteryDungeon'' involves a request from [[VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeonExplorers a Grovyle to rescue a Shiny Celebi]]. When you finally find that Celebi, she states she pretended to be in trouble in the dungeon so that she can cause RescueRomance with [[ChasteHero Grovyle]]... [[ComicallyMissingThePoint whose sole response is that she's strong enough to have no trouble in that dungeon]].

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