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Quotes / Damsel out of Distress

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"Just because I'm a lady doesn't mean I cannot handle myself in a sticky situation. I had them wrapped around my hoof the entire time."
Rarity, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, "A Dog and Pony Show"

Hercules: Aren't you...a Damsel in Distress?
Meg: I'm a "damsel", I'm in "distress"; I can handle this. Have a nice day.

"Understand, that while I'm not a prophet, I can tell you that if were to be sent away in a life pod and forced to watch everything I love and have fought for die before my very eyes, without even a chance to keep it together, the life pod would suffer such a terrible accident. Now, time being circular, if we know that this will happen, then we may as well assume that it has happened already, and that it is not safe for me to enter."

"I was about to say "Captain Proton to the rescue!" but I see you have everything under control."
Star Trek: Voyager, "Bride of Chaotica!"

Buffy: What are you doing here?
Angel: Not saving the damsel in distress, that's for sure.
Buffy: You know me. Not big with the damsel-ing.

They care enough to want to protect her, but not enough to ask her if she wants to be.


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