I present my Damsel Pauline mod for your criticisms.
My thoughts on why I made the mod like I did: considering this is a game with flying saucers, trolls wearing tennis shoes, and catapulting cats, it is not a title to take itself too seriously. With that in mind, who is the prototypical damsel in distress but Princess Pauline. I used a child's Princess Peach figurine. I positioned her so that the ambient light from the game naturally lights her up, so she is visible without any LED alterations. Since she just sets in there, this mod is of course completely reversible. I'm a giant fan of retro arcade games, and my kids recognize her as well, so it's fun for the whole family to try and save damsel Pauline! Whatcha think of my very first mod?