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15 Damsel in Distress Anime Characters Who Constantly Need To Be Saved

Updated 5 Sep 2019 12.8k votes 2.6k voters 63.3k views15 items

If it's the second, third, or fourth time that an anime character has been kidnapped or assaulted and needs another characters assistance to get out of their perilous situation, they might be a damsel in distress.

Damsel in distress anime characters aren't all damsels - actually, the trope is gender inclusive. Whether it's Mokuba Kaiba being repeatedly held for ransom in Yu-Gi-Oh! or Casca being brutalized over and over again in Berserk, these characters suffer dramatically, and they often lack the power to solve their own problems. This doesn't necessarily mean that they're weak. Bulma from DBZ is a whip-smart lady who can wield a weapon with precision, but she's not a Super Saiyan. Eren Jaeger of Attack on Titan can kick butt with no problem - he's just really bad at staying out of trouble.  Luckily, these characters are usually rescued by the heroes they travel with, even if they can't manage on their own. 

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