Hello I'm NOT the nostalgia critic, I remembered it so you don't have to. I've been watching NC's biggest dumba** in distress video and I thought I'd do one. Except for me it's only going to be characters that are animated and it's not only going to be female characters, there are some male characters here too. With other characters I can find at least some aspect of heroics in them except for these characters. Please keep in mind that this is just my opinion and I don't hate all of these characters. Please comments, enjoy.
10.Esmeralda(The Hunchback of Notre Dame)
I promise I'm not being biased about this, I honestly think she's a huge damsel in distress and at least hear me out. She's a gypsy who believes in equality and is supposedly a strong fight. But apparently for someone whose suppose to be all those things she really gets captured a lot. I mean first of all she gets captured by the guards and saved by a goat. Seriously? A goat is more useful than she is! She can't even save herself in a church when all she has to do is claim sanctuary but apparently Pheobus has to do it for her. Quasimodo helps her escape twice. Shouldn't someone who's made a living on hiding be able to escape herself? She's in distress through the whole movie because Frollo is after her. She doesn't even have to do anything during the Court of Miracles and she still gets captured. Plus we have the climax where Quasimodo has to save her from burning to death and getting killed by Frollo. So far she's been saved by Quasimodo, Pheobus, the preacher, the gypsies, random towns folk that we don't even know, and a goat. A STINKIN GOAT! Kayley was supposedly saved by a chicken(he didn't save her he just helped cut her free, she saved herself) and she's one of the most bada** heroic heroines in existence. Besides Kayley did get captured sometimes, but not a lot like Esmeralda, besides she was just starting out. While Esmeralda had years of practice and got captured A LOT! I mean you'd think Esmeralda would be absolutely heroic but the only time she saves anyone was when she saved Pheobus and even then all she does is throw a rock at a horse's butt, any moron could do that. But she she's basically my Jubilee(NC had her on his) because she's someone who's part of a team and not just a team it's a team of rebels. Kids love a team of rebels and especially since a lot of them seem to believe in equality like she does. They're kind of like the Disney gypsy version of X-Men I guess. The reason she's not higher is because of that one scene during the festival of fools where she's cleverly avoiding the guards.
I can't stand this little pup and how much of a damsel he is, is part of it. I mean how many times does this guy actually get in trouble. Even when he was born he was in danger but that wasn't really his fault. But I mean this kid never even payed attention to when they were trying to escape and just watches TV. Yeah why save your life when you can watch TV? Sure you'll be dead but oh well you can watch TV. His name maybe Lucky but he's a jinx, he causes trouble for everyone and almost gets everyone killed. I mean I'd probably just leave him because he's just going to end up getting himself and everyone else killed. It's like this kid can't even take a walk without getting into trouble. In the TV series he gets into trouble a lot too and it's all caused by him and his stupidity. He's as heroic as a piece of paper. I mean the other puppies got captured too but they didn't get into trouble like he did, actually none of them did, Patch even saved them in the sequel. But Lucky man this annoying little brat isn't even worth it and that's coming from an animal lover. He's not higher because he doesn't have as much big damsel moments as the others.
Yeah you all know that you can't have a damsel in distress list without her in it. She's one of the most iconic damsel's in distress there is. She starts off getting into distress when she's attacked by the lost boys, thanks to Tinkerbell, and it looks so cheesy. I mean why doesn't she just continue to fly? I don't think avoiding items getting thrown at you would take away any pixie dust. So that was the first time she was in distress. The next time was that she was attacked by the mermaids and she actually almost died. She's not higher because in that scene she does stand up for herself but not enough for me to actually think she has any heroic in her. She's captured by Hook and his crew and forced to walk the plank. She doesn't even try to fight for her life or the lives of her brothers or friends. She just says don't sign and die. You'd think she'd try to fight to save her brothers but no she just walks the plank without a fight. She even lets her five year old brother fight the pirates and she doesn't do a thing. I mean talk about a gutless and spineless character who can't do anything. She's not higher because of the thing with the mermaids I mentioned from before.
7.Princess Pea(The Tale of Despereaux)
This girl is so weak and pathetic that she makes Princess Peach look like Mulan. First of all the reason she gets captured was caused by her being rude and stupid. From the way it looks it really didn't take much of an effort to capture her. It was like picking up a pencil. Then she was tied to the ground by a bunch of rats. Seriously? She was over powered by a bunch of rats! She can't even break free, the ropes were tied by a bunch of rats, they shouldn't be tied too good. Finally she's saved by a mouse and a rat. Seriously? I mean come on that's even worse than being saved by a goat. This is just pathetic, simply pathetic. It's a good thing she's pretty, but she's not even that pretty. The only reason she's not higher is simply because of others being bigger damsel's.
Oh my gosh I absolutely hate this annoying whiny little brat, his damselness is part of it. He's always getting into trouble without any effort. Tommy is constantly having to save him and if not him than Kimi. This kid just needs to take one step and he needs saving. Every time the rugrats have an adventure he's getting into some kind of trouble where he had to be saved. Part of it is caused by him being whiny and a coward. I mean he makes Shaggy and Scooby look like Superman and Batman. He's been saved by pretty much all of the rugrats; Tommy, Kimi, Phil, Lil, Susie, and even Angelica and Dil. Angelica is the antagonist of the show and she actually saved him, that's pathetic. What's ven more pathetic is that Dil, a baby that's not even a year old, actually saved him. He even got saved by Spike, a dog. He just cries and screams for someone to help him instead of doing it himself. I know he's just a toddler but Tommy can do it so he can too. I mean if he was a superhero his superpower would be crying. The reason he's not in the top 5 is because the others have been in worse situations than him.
5.Naveen(The Princess and The Frog)
I promise I'm not just putting him here because I loath him, he's really a huge damsel in distress. He's been in distress more than any of the Disney princesses. He was in trouble when he got involved with Dr. Facilier, he was put in a jar, he gets attacked by a frog eating bird, he needs saving from the alligators, he gets captured by frog hunters, he gets out thanks to Ray and tries to save Tiana but ends up needing her to save him again, he's captured by the shadows, then captured by the shadows again, it put in a box, and captured by Lawrence. So all together he's been in distress ten times. TEN TIMES? GEEZ not even any of the Disney princesses were in distress that many times. So he's constantly getting saved by a girl(not bad), an old blind lady, and a fire fly. That's even worse than being saved by a mouse. The reason he's not higher is because the others are just bigger damsel's in distress.
4.Mary Jane(Spiderman) and Lois Lane(Superman)
Every single one of us know you can't have a list about damsel's in distress without these two here. It's hard to decide which one of these two is more of a damsel in distress so I just gave them both the spot. Though I have to say I actually really like both of them because they maybe damsel's in distress but unlike the others on this list they're actually enjoyable characters. Anyway we all know their reason for existence, to be the love interest and person who constantly has to be saved by the main character. I mean it seems that these two should be getting paid for getting into distress. If they had a penny for every time they've been in distress they'd be some of the richest people in the world. In the Superman show they've even made fun of how much Lois has been in distress and even said to Superman "I hate to say it, I've kind of gotten use to it". Neither one of them is very useful and you'd think they'd learn a thing or two after being in distress so many times. What is this, just a trip to the spa for them? They're not higher because as times they were useful, more so Lois.
3.Ron Stoppable(Kim Possible)
Here's a character I don't hate or dislike, I'm neutral about him. Ironic how he's here when Kim Possible is the most bada** heroic character in existence. This guy is so incompetent that he constantly loses his pants. He's usually the distraction and is always getting into distress. I think Kim might need to get a new sidekick that doesn't get into distress so much. I mean all he has to do is move and he's getting captured. If Kim is ever in trouble than she can save herself with like once or twice where Rufus has to save her. Ron can't save her because every time he tries he ends up getting captured too and Rufus has to save them. So maybe Kim should fire Ron and keep Rufus. I mean a naked mole rat is actually more useful than him. He never saves the day and is as useful as a lemon with a paper-cut. He's basically Robin with Batman. Batman should probably fire Robin and keep Batgirl. He's not higher because the other two are just pathetic.
This chick is so annoying and part of the reason is her being such a damsel. I mean first she's in danger from the giant troll, falling from the tree, falling into the wishing-well, falling from a billboard, and eating the poison apple. She's so weak that even a stinkin chipmunk is more heroic and useful than her. She's even such a damsel that she can't even walk without falling and needing someone to help her. She's even aware that she's a damsel in distress "Well usually someone's there to catch me". What is this just part of your daily rue-teen? Sure she tried to help save Robert but she doesn't really do anything, it's Pip who save the day and in such a stupid way. She's absolutely useless and is definitely the biggest Disney damsel in distress in existence. She's not higher because number 1 is on the same level of being a dumba** damsel in distress as Bella Swan.
1.Princess Irene(The Princess and The Goblin)
This has got to be the weakest character in existence, this girl makes all the other characters on this list look like Kim Possible. I mean it doesn't really take much to capture this girl, all you have to do is use your pinky to grab her and that's all it takes. First of all she's in distress in the first few minutes of the movie and is saved by a boy who was singing. That's right, all you have to do to defeat the goblins is sing, that and step on their feet. She's captured during the climax of the battle and what makes me mad is that she knows that you just have to sing and it'll defeat the goblins and she could've easily saved herself. But does she? NO! She just screams like an idiot. She also needs to be saved once again when she's drowning. She gets a chance to save her love interest from the Goblin Prince and she ends up messing it up by tripping and needing to be saved again. This girl is absolutely pathetic, she's even more of a dumba** damsel in distress than Bella Swan, who actually jumped off a cliff for goodness sake. I mean I'm surprised she and her love interest didn't end up dying because this girl keeps on almost getting them killed. If she even moves slightly she'll be in distress. There's absolutely no competition! It's a good thing she(and all the other girls on this list) is pretty because she's really useless.