The Sudden Damsel in Distress Syndrome wiki last edited by Yummylee on 09/14/14 10:55PM View full history

Overview

This can manifest in a variety of ways, but most commonly it is a female NPC (possible love interest) and the male protagonist is doing the saving. However it can be the other way around, in that the female player character is being saved by a male NPC.

Who Can Save Her?

The saviour is almost always a male character, as with Jill Valentine being rescued by Barry Burton in Resident Evil, but that does not have to be the case. In fact the roles are also reversed during Chris Redfield's variation of Resident Evil, as he will sometimes require the aid of Rebecca Chambers to get him out of a jam. Sometimes the character will be saved by another character and then claim to "be weak" despite overwhelming evidence to the opposite.

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