damsel in distress can fall into dangerous situations in many ways. Usually she is held prisoner by the villain, mostly bound and/or gagged, locked in a cage, etc. A damsel in distress can also get swept away by a river, chased and attacked by a monster or dangerous animal, or caught up in a natural disaster. Usually, the hero comes to her rescue, but she can also get out of these situations herself, using her own wits and skills.
Jewel: She gets kidnapped by Nigel two times and locked in a cage until Blu arrives and sets her free.
Merida: Although not a damsel in distress per se, Merida lands in this kind of situation in the final climax when Mor'du catches her and prepares to eat her until Elinor breaks free and charges to the rescue.
Ariel: In the first film, Ariel gets kidnapped by Ursula and used as a bargaining tool for King Triton.
Rapunzel: She gets kidnapped by Mother Gothel as a baby. In the climax, however, Gothel chains her to the wall and gags her to keep her from running away and warning Flynn Rider when comes to her rescue.
Kayley: She gets captured by Ruber two times in the film but manages to free herself.
Tiana: She gets captured by Reggie and his sons and Prince Naveen comes to her rescue.
Live Action Movies
Patsey: She is badly treated by Edwin Epps and his wife, but it's the scene where Epps ties her to a post and whips her savagely that really takes the cake.
Marion Ravenwood: Marion gets kidnapped by Nazis in Raiders of the Lost Ark. First, she is threatened by the Gestapo agent Toht; second, she gets abducted by Rene Belloq and a band of robbers.
Carol Anne Freeling
Mary Jane Watson: MJ gets captured many times and Spider-Man needs to come to her rescue. She gets kidnapped by the Green Goblin in the first film, then by Dr. Octopus in the second film and Venom in the third film.
Yukina: she is kidnapped by the Gonzo Tarukane
Gosalyn Waddlemeyer: Gosalyn gets kidnapped by Taurus Bulba
Quotes "Don't listen Herc-" - Megara before Hades ties her up and gags her with smoke before she can warn Hercules.
"Get your hands off me! Oh, help! Help!" - Miss Kitty held captive by Chula
"Stanley!" - Tina Carlyle held captive by Dorian Tyrell.
"Get it away from me! Leave me alone! Mommy! Help me, Mommy!" - Carol Anne Freeling, held captive in the dimension by the poltergeists
"Dragonfly!" - Jill Johnson screaming while falling off a building
"Somebody help! Somebody!" - Eva kidnapped by Shorty
"Uncle Gadget, help!" - Penny (Inspector Gadget) captured by Dr. Claw in Inspector Gadget 2
"Hey let go of me! - Hallie kidnapped by Putties
"AAH, hey! Let go of me, let me go! Darkwing Duck is gonna crunch you like a stale corn chip!" - Gosalyn Mallard kidnapped by Taurus Bulba's pet condor, Tantalus
"Don't listen to him, Dad! - Marva Cooper captured by the Penguin
"Ahhhhh! Bubbles, help!" Blossom and Buttercup, caught in the pincers by the giant ant
Au Secours! Help! Help! - Madeline
"Please, just stay away from me! Stay away!"- Queen Elsa to the Duke of Weselton
"Aladdin!" - Jasmine trapped in the sand timer by Jafar.
"Mario! Luigi! Help me!" - Peach
"Mr. Fagin! Mr. Fagin, help me!" - Jenny Foxworth being grabbed by Bill Sykes.
"Oh, but I don't want to be a plant." - Dr. Rhoda Dendron, held captive by Bushroot
"Stitch!" - Lilo held hostage by Captain Gantu
"Help! Someone please help me!" - Mary Jane Watson about to fall to her death
"Let me out!" - Cinderella locked in her room by Lady Tremaine
"Simba!" - Nala about to be eaten by hyenas
"Help Me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope." - Princess Leia, in her message to Obi-Wan
"Anakin, Help Me!" - Padme Amidala, as she is dying in childbirth in Anakin's vision
"DAD, HE'S GOT ME!" - Gosalyn Mallard, getting dragged into Paddywhack's evil Jack-in-the-box
"Dimitri!" - Anastasia about to be killed by Rasputin
"Help! Somebody help!" - Vanellope von Schweetz about to die in her game
"Daddy help, help Daddy! Daddy!!!!" - Susie & Jessica Being kidnapped
"Biyomon!" - Sora Takenouchi
"Somebody help me! I'm too young and pretty to die!" - Bulma
"Ahhh! Somebody help me!" - Mimi Tachikawa
"Hey get your hands off me you creeps! I SAID LET GO!!!!!" - Maria kidnapped by Putties
"Help!" - Gosalyn Waddlemeyer, snatched up by Taurus Bulba's pet condor, Tantalus
"Help! Help, Hero! Let me out of here! Oh, oh, Hero! Hero, help! Help me!" - Thumbelina kidnapped by Mama Toad
"Get your filthy paws off me!" - Beans being grabbed by Bad Bill and his gang
"Let me go!" - Olivia captured by Fidget
"Let me go! No, Falcon! No!" - Margalo taken hostage by Falcon
"Toto! Toto, help! Toto!" - Dorothy chased by flying monkeys
"Ahh!!! Let me go! Big Bird!!" - Kimberly Ann Hart
"Stay away from us!" - Elsa Van Helsing attacked by Mr. Whiskers
"Help!!!!" - Eliza Thornberry kidnapped by poachers in Trouble with Darwin
"Lyle, let go of me!!!" - Ursula Stanhope kidnapped by Lyle van de Groot
"Aaahhh!!! Raven, help!" - Starfire (in Raven's body while saving Beast Boy, Robin and Cyborg from the Puppet King)
"I don't know any 'The Party'! Let me go at once! Why are you treating me like a criminal?" - Dot (in Dot in Space). (Papa Drop's answer is, "Because you are a criminal! You are guilty of the awful, horrible crime of being... square!")
"Let me go! (Adonis: 'purrs' You're fiesty.)" - Raven
"Help! The ghosts have got me!" - Misty
"Let me go! Help me!" - May
"Help me, Ash!" - Dawn
"Help me, Ash!" - Iris
"Oh no, I'm stuck! I can't move! I'm frozen! Somebody help me!" - Bulma
"Grandpa, help me! (Goku: Pan!) I can't see anything! You have to help me! Please!" - Pan
"Goku, help me!" - Chi-Chi
"Shaggy, help!" - Crystal (Scooby-Doo) about to be beheaded by Steve with a bulldozer
"Z, help me!" - Princess Bala about to be crushed under a sneaker
"Help, Po!" - Tigress
"Let me go! Let me go!" - Kimber Benton
Kay Lawrence "I trusted you and you lied to me!"-
Kari "Let go of me! Let go!!! -
Kairi "LET ME OUT!!!! LET ME OUT OF HERE!!!! Ahhhhh!!!!! LET ME OUT!!!!" -
Eloise "HEEELLLLPPPP!" - Bubbles (PowerPuff Girls)
"Help! Punjab, help me!" -
Annie in danger of falling to her death while being chased by Rooster Hannigan. "Alan, please! You gotta help me!" - Christy Fimple held hostage by the Commando Elite
"Don't fire-spin me! Help, help, help, help!" - Misty
"FLIK!" - Dot chased by a bird
"You have to tell them to let me go." - Elsa locked in The Arendelle dungeon by Hans
*"I'll get - you the money, just not that way!" Roman Bellic
"Blossom! Help!" - Bubbles (PowerPuff Girls)
"Ripley! Ripley!!" - Rebecca "Newt" Jordan
"Slimy pig, you let me go! Stop it!" - Marion Ravenwood held prisoner by Toht and about to be dropped into the Pit of Souls.
"How dare you touch me!" - Princess Mei captured by bandits.
"Please somebody help! Ohh... (shivers) Please! Please!" - Princess Anna as she is being locked up in her room by Hans and dying from her freezing heart.
"Eric, help!" - Kitty Ko captured by Grunk
"Help! Get me out of here!" - Jessie as she is trapped in a tool box.
"Hey let me go!!!! STOP!!!!!!"
Serenity being kidnapped by Rare Hunters. "Help! Sofia!" - Oona getting kidnapped by Cedric/Sea Monnster
"Let me GO!" - Marina captured by Drake
"Jamal!" - Latika captured by Salim and Javed's henchmen
"Megamind, please come save me." Roxanne Ritchi after being tied up and filmed by Tighten.
"[to Nicky] You! It was you! Kermit was right! You're a phony. You're a phony! Yes, you are! And you know what, you can't even sing! Your voice was dubbed!, Kermit." Miss Piggy after being wrongly accused as a thief and taken away to the police station.
"Help! Help!" - Kessie being blown away in a snowstorm.
"Blossom! Buttercup! Help me!" - Bubbles (PowerPuff Girls)
"No! No, let me go!" Elphaba after being captured by the wizard guards.
"INDY!!! FOR GOD'S SAKES! HELP ME! WHAT WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH YOU?!!!" - Willie Scott who is being sacrificed to Kali by being lowered into the lava.
"Father please, don't do this". - Vexy after being locked up in a cage by Gargamel.
"Mr. Peabody! Sherman! Please do something!" Penny Peterson after be taking away by King Tut's guards.
"Aahhhh!" Alise getting kidnapped by the scullions
"Someone please help us" - Delphine in deshydratation with the others aquitians rangers.
"Somebody, please, please help me!" - Nurse Joy
"Help! Robin, help!" - Maid Marian
"Never, i will never marry you." - The princess in Jack and Beanstalk pantomime when she force to married the giant after being captured by Fleeshcreep.
"Help! This is unacceptable! Now, get it off of me! Rudy, help!" - Penny Sanchez attacked by a Wiggie
"Mickey!" - Minnie Mouse
"Come see it Darwin, I am worried about the fairy dust" - Periwinkle when she wants to show Darwin the fairy dust.
"Periwinkle!" - Tinker Bell when she go to ask Periwinkle and other winter's fairies help for save the great tree before breaking her wings in the blizzard.
"Bambi!" - Faline at the mercy of Ronno.
"Help! Kermie!" - Miss Piggie kidnapped by Doc Hopper.
"Bulletproof!" - Ashley kidnapped by Grimm Jim.
"Help! Somebody help me!" - Blackberry
"Raymond, Raymond!" - Aquamarine prisoner in her father whirl.
"Don't you dare hurt Sandy! - Annie while being kidnapped by Lady Hogbottom
"WAKE ME UP PRINCESS LUNA WAKE ME UP WAKE ME UP!!!!!!" -
Sweetie Belle suffering mental distress during her nightmare
"You're gonna be in big trouble when Justforkix gets back!" - Abba at the mercy of Cryptograf.
"Oh no! Not the jump rope!" - Penny Pingleton when her mother drag her to her room for tied her with the jump rope.
"The Zoni said Talwyn is in trouble." - Clank discover Talwyn's Damsel in Distress in Zordoom.
"Please, don't let him kill me" - Pink Yoshi held in hostage by a Drug Dealer Gangster.
"Help, help! Save me!" - Daisy Duck
"(screams) Help me!!!" - Serena being attacked by Swirlix.
"(Screams) Nooo!!!" - Stephanie McMahon Forced to married the undertaker after be kidnapped by him and Paul Bearer
"Help me! booger!" -
Rebecca Dawson held hostage by the tarantula people.
"Pazu!" - Sheeta being captured by Muska
" I can't swim with my hands tied. Brand!" - Andrea Carmichael being forced to walk the plank by Mama Fratelli and screaming while falling into the water.
"T-Ray that's Me Lilly, Daddy" - Lilly Owen When her father Ray grabbed her by the hairs.
April O'Neil hanging tied above the tank with mutagen
Jessica Harding hanging on the edge at the mercy of Tyrannosaurus
Rain washed away by a raging river
Jewel birdnapped by Nigel
Merida attacked by Mor'du
Starling held prisoner by Repton
Blue-Eyes being attacked by One-Eye
Fairy Princess Willow held prisoner by Krudsky
Angie held hostage by Don Lino
Princess Bubblegum at the mercy of Earl of Lemongrab
Apple Bloom at the mercy of Chimera
Blythe, Pepper, Zoe & Minka stuck in the dumbwaiter
Kelly kidnapped by Squatt & Baboo
Hallie kidnapped by Putties
Piper held hostage by Repton
Ellie & Peaches captured by Captain Gutt and his pirate crew
Bulma surrounded by Red Ribbon Army soldiers
Dani tied up by the Sanderson Sisters
Jeanette kidnapped by Zoe
Chikorita, Ash and Pikachu captured by Team Rocket
Marva captured by the Penguin's henchmen
Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm held hostage by Cliff Vandercave
Fluffles held prisoner by Piella Bakewell
Jane bound and gagged by Captain Hook and his lackeys
Mika trapped inside a house and washed out towards a large whirlpool
Beans held captive by Tortoise John and his thugs
Minnie Mouse kidnapped by the evil witch, Mizrabel
Melody being nabbed by Morgana
Madison bound and gagged by Mrs. Quivers and her sons
Rich lady from Spiderman TAS held hostage by thugs
Bulma captured in the mirror spaceship
Jenny held prisoner by Bill Sykes
Gosalyn snatched up by Taurus Bulba's pet condor, Tantalus
Wendy Darling captured by Captain Hook
Irene kidnapped by Froglip
Kimbery being captured by a Tengu warrior
Maria kidnapped by Putties
Princess Mei kidnapped by bandits in Mulan 2
Margaret Wade from Dennis The Menace gagged
Princess Calla kidnapped by Duke Igthorn
Estrella bound and gagged
Jullie from Twins Of Destiny
Mother Lugia trapped by Team Rocket
Sylvia kidnapped by Mr. Pineapple
April O'Neill kidnapped by Foot Soldiers
Pryce's girlfriend Amy bound and gagged by the Joker's henchmen
Eva kidnapped by Dodger's original owner
April O'Neil kidnapped by thugs
Neptunia held hostage by Negaduck
Ursula kidnapped by Lyle Van de Groot
Ariel held prisoner by Ursula, Flotsam and Jetsam
Chikorita and Electabuzz captured by Team Rocket
Princess Leia at the mercy of Lord Darth Vader
being arrested by the Bubble people
Rapunzel bound and gagged by Mother Gothel
Madeline and Pepito held prisoner
Princess Neri bound and gagged
Peaches held hostage by Captain Gutt
Jessie captured by Lotso's henchmen
Megara held prisoner by Hades
Padme Amidala surrounded by a colony of Geonosians
Kayley held hostage by Ruber and his thugs
Olivia Flaversham kidnapped by Fidget
Boo held hostage by Randall Boggs
Vanellope von Schweetz chained up in the Fungeon by King Candy
Wendy Darling held prisoner by Captain Hook in the 2003 film
Ginger captured by Mr. Tweedy
Christy Fimple bound and gagged by the Commando Elite
Store Clerk captured by Mumbo
Marion Ravenwood bound and gagged by Nazis
Daphne Blake kidnapped by a witch
Jasmine and the Sultan held prisoner by Aziz
Meg getting captured in the Family Guy episode Leggo My Mego
Lois Lane held prisoner by the Joker and Harley Quinn
Susie & Jessica being kidnapped
She-Ra chained up and held captive
Pocahontas at the mercy of Governor Ratcliffe
Cathy held hostage by Rodolfo
Sam, Clover And Alex's mothers bound and gagged by Mandy and her henchmen
Lois Griffin Gagged By Peter And Carter.
Penny getting kidnapped by Brutus and Nero
The Thea Sisters bound and gagged by Captain Coral's henchmen
Smurfette kidnapped by Vexy
Nurse Joy kidnapped by a Shiftry
Rika captured by Icedevimon
Kate being kidnapped by thugs
Kida held prisoner by Rourke and Helga
Eliza kidnapped by poachers
Gabriella kidnapped by a sea creature
Tzipporah kidnapped by Hotep and Huy
Maddie and her mother gagged in The Vector File
Princess Shayla kidnapped
Captain Amelia captured by John Silver and his thugs
A classic depiction of Little Red Riding Hood in danger from The Big Bad Wolf
Shanti at the mercy of Kaa
Misty being lifted in the air by Ash's ghost
held prisoner by Kaguya
Itchy of The Flea Family gagged
Penny getting kidnapped by Dr. Claw in Inspector Gadget 2
Eloise being kidnapped by Brooks
Ginormica held prisoner by Gallaxhar
Dot captured by Hopper and about to be fed to Thumper
Misty and Ash trapped by Team Rocket
Marie washed away by a raging river
Evelyn O'Connell held prisoner by Imhotep
Snow White being given the poison apple by the Wicked Queen
Elsa attacked by Mr. Whiskers
Kiara surrounded by a fire set by Nuka and Vitani
Starfire captured by the Centauri Police
Aurora touching the spindle created by Maleficent
Pan held hostage in Naturon Shenron's body
Raven being captured at the hands of Trigon.
Kay Lawrence kidnapped by The Creature From The Black Lagoon
Kari kidnapped by Scubamon
"Aah!!" -Amy got kidnapped by Zero
Sheeta held prisoner by Muska
Queen Elinor captured by the Highlanders and about to be killed by King Fergus
Young Pocahontas bound and gagged by the Medicine Man
Mallory Grace having her hair tied to the bedposts by a boggart
Lara taken hostage by Sir Clorex
Glinda captured and chained up by Evanora and Theodora
Mary Jane Watson about to be dropped to her doom by the Green Goblin
Sally kidnapped by Oogie Boogie, along with Santa Claus
Lilo kidnapped by Captain Gantu
Bonnie, Serena, Dedenne, Pikachu and Clemont caught in a net
Margalo held prisoner by Falcon
Princess Fiona at the mercy of Lord Farquaad
Thumbelina kidnapped by the Toad Family
Gwen Stacy captured by the Green Goblin
Bulma about to be eaten by Great Ape Goku
Kairi kidnapped by Organization 13
Lily and Violet bound and gagged by Team Rocket
Namine kidnapped by Marluxia
Abba held prisoner by Cryptograf
Soula about to be whipped by Moreno
Nala at the mercy of the hyenas
Esmeralda at the mercy of Judge Claude Frollo
Princess Bala held prisoner by General Mandible
Red bound and gagged by Boingo and his thugs
Sayu Yagami held prisoner by Mello
Gi bound and gagged by Hoggish Greedly
Baby Tooth kidnapped by Pitch
Wendy kidnapped by Desmond Spellman
Judy and Peter Shepard gagged in Jumanji The Animated Series
Corey being manipulated by Smoke in Cartoon Allstars To The Rescue
Dorothy being chased by Flying Monkeys
Franny Robinson possessed by Doris
Geena is trap in teleport 1
Raindbow Dash being hypnotized by Discord.
Kazemon's Spirit being devoured by Gigasmon
Le Petite Ballerina held captive by the King of the Cats
Buffy Shellhammer kidnapped by Rocksteady
Serenity kidnapped by Rare Hunters
Elsa a prisoner in the dungeon
Anna being betrayed by Hans and locked in her room to freeze
Barbie held prisoner by Ken
held hostage by Team Plasma
Dr. Chase Meridian gagged by Riddler and Two-face
Bluto kidnapping Olive Oyl
Cedric/Sea Monster capturing Oona
Maid Marian & Lady Kluck held prisoner by Prince John
Ducky being captured by Ichy
Kuku held prisoner by Ledina
Princess Leia being held prisoner by Lord Darth Vader and Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin
Cinderella locked in her room by Lady Tremaine
Faline at the mercy of Ronno
Padme Amidala being strangled by Lord Darth Vader
Melissa Fitzgerald kidnapped by Pablo Chacon
Broomhilda menaced by Calvin Candie and Stephen
Abby Oakley gagged by thugs!
Jack, Rafael & Miko in Prisoner
Serena, Bonnie, & Professor Sycamore Kidnapped
Jasmine trapped in an hourglass by Jafar
Leia Organa held prisoner by Jabba the Hutt
Oola held prisoner by Jabba the Hutt
Delia Ketchum held prisoner by Molly Hale
Clemont, Bonnie, and Serena hypnotized by an evil, rogue Malamar
being controlled by an evil, rogue Malamar while being under the identity as Madame X.
Gosalyn kidnapped by Taurus Bulba
Stephanie McMahon kidnapped by Undertaker and Paul Bearer
Miss Piggy kidnapped by Doc Hopper
Coraline being dragged to her doom by the Other Mother
Patsey at the mercy of Edwin Epps
Jill was about to be attacked by buggers until Dragonfly save her
Tina got kidnaped by her former boyfriend
Sweetie Belle suffering mental distress during her nightmare
Samus after Adam kills Metroid.
Katniss getting restrained by Haymitch
Mewsette taken hostage by Meowrice
Gloria, along with Melman and Marty, at the mercy of the fossa clan
Samus's suit getting hacked by a Metroid
Penny Pingleton Tied up by her mother in her bed, until Seaweed came to save her.
Katniss suffering mental distress
Miss Kitty held hostage by Chula
Mary Jane was in trouble when The Green Goblin kidnapped her and drop her, making spider-man to save her or the children
Mary Jane was in trouble when the building was about to fall on her until Peter save her
Mary Jane held capture by The Green Goblin in TAS
Mary Jane got kidnapped by the green goblin in Spider-man (2002) Video Game
Mary Jane held hostage by Doc Ock in Spider-Man 2
Mary Jane got kidnapped by Venom
Mary Jane was in trouble in Spider-Man (2002)
Talwyn is in jail on Plant Zordoom
Gweneviere and her brother Elyan held prisoners by Morgause
Rachel held hostage by the Joker
Rachel about to fall to her death until batman save her
Rachel being held to sacrifice herself or Harvey Dent
Tinker Bell trapped by Captain Hook
resident evil aposycle (2004)jill valentine and carol olivera knee down and hands back behind with black wrist handcuffs taking rooftop hostage with alice and little girl
resident evil damation (2012) ada wong hanging
matt got caught and hands back behind with silver handcuffs surrender by groups of soldiers
luis sera was bound and gagged found in cabin closet rescued by leon scott kennedy
being kidnapped by a pterodactyl
Gosalyn bound and blindfolded by Quackerjack
about to be blasted to a smudge by Darkwarrior Duck
Gosalyn being kidnapped by a giant gorilla
Dr. Rhoda Dendron kidnapped by Bushroot
Gosalyn kidnapped by Ninja Monkeys
Gosalyn surrounded by Taurus Bulba's henchmen, Hammerhead, Hoof and Mouth
Hilary and Kenny kidnapped by two men in black
Chi-Chi being chased by a tyrannosaurus
May kidnapped by a giant Slaking
Bulma being chased by two Red Ribbon Army soldiers
Bulla and Trunks controlled by Baby
Dr. Rhoda Dendron held hostage by Bushroot
Gosalyn captured by Steelbeak
Yukina held captive by Gonzo Tarukane
Princess of Oilrabia drowning
Morgana Macawber kidnapped by Negaduck
Ashley kidnapped by Grimm Jim
Binkie Muddlefoot mind-controlled by Flarg
Gosalyn kidnapped and taken hostage by Quackerjack
Morgana Macawber captured and tied up by Beelzebub
Binkie (as Canardian Guardian) tied up by Megavolt
Gosalyn held captive by Negaduck
Serena and Fennekin are being attacked by a group of Swirlix
Sita held hostage by Ravana and his henchmen
Miss Red held prisoner by Professor Moriarty
Temacu captured by Team Rocket
Misty about to be crushed by a burning boulder
Serena, Pikachu, Bonnie and Clemont caught in a net
Misty and Ash hanging on for dear life
Misty, Togepi, Ash, Pikachu and Tracey tied up
Andy gets kidnapped by the Fratellis
Carol Anne being dragged into the void by the poltergeists
Kuki Sanban being possessed by the intense heat from the thermostat
Pink Butterfree and the females and males butterfree held prisoners by Team Rocket.
being kidnapped by the Diamond Dogs.
Gosalyn at the mercy of Darkwarrior Duck
Cream the Rabbit held prisoner by the military