Hiya everyone! After doing the Which Shonen Series has the Most Damsels in Distress?, I got to do it for the opposite sex. Instead of Shonen shows, I made it broad. Please enjoy this list. I tried not to put too many spoilers.
Dudes in Distress
Just to balance the Damsel in Distress lists.
He's like the Krillin in the Toriko franchise. Wait, Krillin didn't get kidnapped. You get my point. He's a sidekick character who has no real powers. He's more like Manta from Shaman King, a kind man. He got kidnapped by a thug in the Puffer Whale cave.
|2. Ash's Pikachu|
Despite being level 100, he gets kidnapped by Team Rocket. Ash is too stupid to keep Team Rocket from jacking his Pokemon. Or maybe Pikachu needs some space from Ash.
|3. Ichigo Kurosaki|
Gets his ass saved by Rukia and vice versa. Oh, he got his ass save by Nel. He's a lucky bastard to be saved Rukia and Nel who are sexy. Was Ichigo pretending to lose?
|4. Eren Yeager|
Gets his ass saved by Mikasa and Levi. I seen fans shipping Eren with these two and fan art of Eren getting carried bridal style.
|5. Yukiteru Amano|
Gets his ass kidnapped by his stalker.
|6. Portgas D. Ace|
Spoilers - Can't tell you. He was Luffy's bad ass brother whose pride got him in trouble.
Pre time skip Usopp was a weak, but he was a smart guy.
In his plushie form, he can't do crap on his own.
Needs Natsu and Lucy to save his butt.
Kidnapped by the Akatsuki.
|11. Kakashi Hatake|
Was Zabuza's Bitch. Pardon my language, he was a prisoner held in Zabuza's water prison jutsu. His students had to save him.
|12. Mokuba Kaiba|
Gets kidnapped by that green haired dude.
|13. Manta Oyamada|
Gets kidnapped by Faust who was dissecting him. It's pretty brutal.
Krillin saved him after his chest was stabbed by some androids.
As a little kid, all he could was throw tantrums and call daddy.
|16. Mamoru Chiba|
The human plot device for saving the day has himself been embarrassingly captured more than once and is rescued by the ones meant to be rescued. How he still keeps the Batman-like persona of arrogance and cockiness is a mystery.
Claimed his Hokuto Shinken technique was invincible, Captured without inflicting any damage and was rescued by a child.
Probably the only character in the series to be taken by both the Protagonists and the Antagonists. The guy can't catch a break.
|19. Trafalgar Law|
Masterminded a brilliant strategy, Beaten and captured by a greater Mastermind!
|20. Rokuro Okajima|
You know you are not irreplaceable when you're kidnapped and your company won't pay your ransom.
|21. Natsu Dragneel|
yes, it's the true, Natsu was kidnapped one time. I guess it's the first and only time that he needed help from someone.
|22. Joshua Lundgren|
taken by Claw's group
|23. Killua Zoldyck|
got kidnapped and tortured by his brother Illumi
he was saved by Strawhats at Nami's request
saved by Clare just before he was about to be eaten by a yoma.
|26. Alphonse Elric|
since his body is a metal armor, he got taken and worn by a kid. He had to convince that kid to stop wearing him.
|27. Sado Yasutora|
Sado aka Chad is a nice guy and a great friend. He tries so hard. He will fight to failure reapedly if necessary. Unfortunately that's exactly what happens with Chad. When you are rescued by the friend you promised to fight for at least 5 times and you're captured twice, your relevance is put into serious question.
|28. Furuichi Takayuki|
The #1 pervert in Beelzebub. He is captured, threatened or beaten many times but is usually rescued by his best friend Oga
|29. Kazuma Kuwabara|
Nishi99 and Taichokage:
While somewhat over the top, he is actually a fairly reliable guy. Nevertheless, he was captured and used to lure out his best friend into a trap. Not so reliable there I suppose.
|30. King Neptune|
He's a nice enough King, but he was foolish enough to accuse some Pirates without proof and tried to apprehend them personally. He was beaten and captured with ease, but was lucky that those same "Pirates" were good guys and they let him go.
Saved his waifu from Cell and became a damsel by Cell
Kidnapped by Alvida
|33. Yusuke Urameshi|
Kidnapped by nerds
|34. Honoka Takamiya|
He gets saved by the school idol, Ayaka Kagari, who is a witch.
|35. Ciel Phantomhive|
Without Sebastian, he's just a kid. And as such, he has been snatched up on multiple occasions. Even his soul was kidnapped once lol
Apprehended by witches and thrown into a dungeon, this non aging, immortal magic wielder was rescued by traitor Witches because he was too simple to think about breaking the small iron bars
|37. Albert Morcerf|
Kidnapped by hired Pirates and rescued by the one that paid for his capture in order to manipulate the naive Albert into befriending and working with him.