I'm sorry, a what? Yes, there are times where she needs help, but she's, what, 17 in the current season? I wouldn't call her a 'damsel in distress'.
a damsel in distress is simply any female who is placed in a dire predicament who requires a hero to save her... While they, for the sake of an entertaining story, are generally young (and yes 17 is still very very young) it really has nothing at all to do with age
for god's sake this is a classic theme in world literature, art, and film... *** do they teach in school now?