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** Rukia Kuchiki in the ''Soul Society'' arc. [[spoiler:In this case, however, it's because she's ''[[DeathSeeker suicidal]]'', and wants to die to [[TheAtoner atone]] for killing her sub-captain and first love in self-defense after he was possessed by a Hollow. The fact circumstances have prevented her from regaining the power she lost in the first episode don't help.]]

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** Rukia Kuchiki in the ''Soul Society'' arc. [[spoiler:In this case, however, it's because she's ''[[DeathSeeker suicidal]]'', and wants to die to [[TheAtoner atone]] for killing her sub-captain and first love in self-defense after he was possessed by a Hollow. The fact that circumstances have prevented her from regaining the power she lost in the first episode don't help.]]


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* ''[[FanFic/BurnTheWitchMiraculousLadybug BURN THE WITCH!]]'': Lila [[BelievingTheirOwnLies convinces herself]] that the only reason Hawkmoth is permitting Witch Hunter to go on such a rampage is because he's setting up a trap for Ladybug of this nature. After all, ''surely'', she's far too ''valuable'' to him as a partner-in-crime for him to just... let her be burned at the stake for ''real'', right?!
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* ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' reveals that this is a favorite tactic of Natasha Romanoff / ComicBook/BlackWidow. Her introductory scene opens with her tied to a chair and surrounded by thugs, who are ready to torture her at behest of a rogue Russian general...then a call from her fellow Agent Coulson confirms this is just another day of work for her and she breaks out and beats them all up the minute he needs her on a different mission.

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* ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' reveals that this is a favorite tactic of Natasha Romanoff / ComicBook/BlackWidow.Romanoff[=/=]ComicBook/BlackWidow. Her introductory scene opens with her tied to a chair and surrounded by thugs, who are ready to torture her at behest of a rogue Russian general...then a call from her fellow Agent Coulson confirms this is just another day of work for her and she breaks out and beats them all up the minute he needs her on a different mission.


* In ''Discworld/TheLightFantastic'', Cohen the Barbarian, Rincewind, and Twoflower interrupt a druidic sacrifice, in the process rescuing the maiden who was about to be sacrificed. Said maiden is extremely indignant about the rescue, protesting that if it weren't for them rescuing her she would be "having tea with the Moon Goddess by now" and that they'd just caused [[VirginSacrifice "eight years of staying in on Sunday nights"]] to go "down the drain".

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* In ''Discworld/TheLightFantastic'', ''Literature/TheLightFantastic'', Cohen the Barbarian, Rincewind, and Twoflower interrupt a druidic sacrifice, in the process rescuing the maiden who was about to be sacrificed. Said maiden is extremely indignant about the rescue, protesting that if it weren't for them rescuing her she would be "having tea with the Moon Goddess by now" and that they'd just caused [[VirginSacrifice "eight years of staying in on Sunday nights"]] to go "down the drain".


* In the first episode of ''Manga/BusouRenkin'', Tokiko leaves herself wide open, leading Kazuki to think she is just an InnocentBystander. Nope. she's an Alchemist Warrior, and she was leading the MonsterOfTheWeek into a trap.

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* In the first episode of ''Manga/BusouRenkin'', ''Manga/BusoRenkin'', Tokiko leaves herself wide open, leading Kazuki to think she is just an InnocentBystander. Nope. she's an Alchemist Warrior, and she was leading the MonsterOfTheWeek into a trap.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies1984'', Piggy would always cast herself as the classic fairy tale princess or damsel-in-distress, helplessly trapped by the villain, in the games the babies imagined so that her hero "Kermy" could rescue her... and then things would go south, so she'd have to step up, say, "Gimme that stupid sword!", and beat the bad guys herself, acting very annoyed the whole time ([[BreakingTheFourthWall "Can you believe this?"]]).


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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