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You've gotta stop saving my rump like this. It's starting to get embarrassing.
~ Shining Armor to Twilight Sparkle

These are male characters who get captured or kidnapped by villains or land in dangerous situations and need to be rescued by the other protagonists.

Being a Male Damsel usually involves these occurrences:

  • The hero lands in a dangerous situation that the heroine or another character has to help him out of that raises the stakes (Finn, Eggs, Raymond Ray Wincott)
  • The hero constantly lands in trouble and must be saved (Ricky Ricotta)
  • The hero lands in a perilous circumstance and must save himself
  • The hero is possessed or brainwashed by the villain