When Rescuing a Damsel, always handle with care!
~ Philoctetes's rule to Hercules
Save me, my hero!
~ A damsel in distress' de facto catchphrase
A mother is crying, a damsel in distress!
~ Buck attempting to rescue an egg for the mother triceratops.
~ Gosalyn Waddlemeyer being lifted high in the air by Taurus Bulba's pet condor, Tantalus
Please, help me, Shadow.
~ Maria Robotnik in Shadow's mind
Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope.
~ Princess Leia's cry for help in Star Wars: A New Hope

~ Jasmine waiting to long for Aladdin to free her from the hourglass.
Henry, help me!
~ Connie Evans drowning through the thin ice in the lake, unaware that her own brother Henry has tried to kill her
Mr. Cedric... help!
~ Sofia the First trying to protect her amulet from Grimtrix
~ Princess Elena trapped inside the Amulet of Avalor.
Ahh! No!! Sonic--Help!!
~ Amy Rose kidnapped by Metal Sonic for the first time
~ Princess Peach kidnapped by Bowser

Damsel in Distress (or Distressed Damsel) is the classical beautiful and helpless maiden waiting for her hero to come and save her from the villain.

While it is a very old and still actively occuring character type, in modern times, the stereotype of damsel in distress is highly attacked by the feminists. However, the most recent damsels don't merely wait for their heroes and do try to fight for themselves, earning a more positive light. Also, many damsel in distress grow tired of being always saved by their men, and would work themselves out to become stronger.

Being a Damsel in Distress usually involves these occurrences: