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27th Aug '16 2:19:56 AM shonengirl
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* ''[[VideoGameRemake Remake]]'' Adaptational Attractiveness happens in many ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' titles. The male protagonists and their rivals became more {{bishonen}}, with them in general seeming to undergo a huge AgeLift; this is particulary noticeable in the remakes of the first two generations because of the dramatic shift in artstyle from generation III onwards, with Ethan and Silver losing weight for one, actually visible irises (as opposed to the somewhat [[Manga/DragonBall Dragon Ball-esque]] artstyle of the first two generations), and everyone generally looking less scruffy. Several Gym Leaders became more attractive in all three remakes so far as well, as well as [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Archie and Maxie]]. Weirdly inverted with [[VideoGame/PokemonRubeAndSapphiere Team Magma Admin Tabitha]], who went from tall, lean, and handsome to stocky and chubby with EyesAlwaysClosed. Even the Pokemon themselves undergo this sometimes, with some official art from generation one depicting them much differently than the ones that would be standardized by the [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} anime]] and go on to be used in future generations, some of which are rather strange-looking.

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* ''[[VideoGameRemake Remake]]'' Adaptational Attractiveness happens in many ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' titles. The male protagonists and their rivals for example became more {{bishonen}}, with all of them in general seeming to undergo a huge AgeLift; this is particulary noticeable in the remakes of the first two generations because of the dramatic shift in artstyle from generation III onwards, with Ethan and Silver losing weight for one, actually visible irises (as opposed to the somewhat [[Manga/DragonBall Dragon Ball-esque]] artstyle of the first two generations), and everyone generally looking less scruffy. Several Gym Leaders became more attractive in all three remakes so far as well, as well as [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Archie and Maxie]]. Weirdly inverted with [[VideoGame/PokemonRubeAndSapphiere [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphiere Team Magma Admin Tabitha]], who went from tall, lean, and handsome to stocky and chubby with EyesAlwaysClosed. Even the Pokemon themselves undergo this sometimes, with some official art from generation one depicting them much differently than the ones that would be standardized by the [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} anime]] and go on to be used in future generations, some of which are rather strange-looking.
27th Aug '16 2:14:54 AM shonengirl
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* ''[[VideoGameRemake Remake]]'' Adaptational Attractiveness happens in many ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' titles. The male protagonists and their rivals became more {{bishonen}}, and Ethan lost weight. Several Gym Leaders became more attractive in all three remakes too. Weirdly inverted with Tabitha, who went from tall, lean, and handsome to stocky and chubby with EyesAlwaysClosed.

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* ''[[VideoGameRemake Remake]]'' Adaptational Attractiveness happens in many ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' titles. The male protagonists and their rivals became more {{bishonen}}, and with them in general seeming to undergo a huge AgeLift; this is particulary noticeable in the remakes of the first two generations because of the dramatic shift in artstyle from generation III onwards, with Ethan lost weight. and Silver losing weight for one, actually visible irises (as opposed to the somewhat [[Manga/DragonBall Dragon Ball-esque]] artstyle of the first two generations), and everyone generally looking less scruffy. Several Gym Leaders became more attractive in all three remakes too. so far as well, as well as [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Archie and Maxie]]. Weirdly inverted with Tabitha, [[VideoGame/PokemonRubeAndSapphiere Team Magma Admin Tabitha]], who went from tall, lean, and handsome to stocky and chubby with EyesAlwaysClosed.EyesAlwaysClosed. Even the Pokemon themselves undergo this sometimes, with some official art from generation one depicting them much differently than the ones that would be standardized by the [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} anime]] and go on to be used in future generations, some of which are rather strange-looking.
1st Aug '16 1:56:13 PM Monolaf317
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** Peach is still pretty but not to the length of the games.
** Bowser is an UglyCute in the games however isn't remotely attractive in the cartoon.

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** Peach is still pretty pretty, but not to the length of the games.
** Bowser is an UglyCute in the games however games; however, isn't remotely attractive in the cartoon.
31st Jul '16 2:48:16 PM eowynjedi
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* ''Series/WolfHall'' casts [[http://images.radiotimes.com/namedimage/Wolf_Hall__Meet_the_major_players.jpg?quality=85&mode=crop&width=620&height=374&404=tv&url=/uploads/images/original/67738.jpg Mark Rylance]] as Thomas Cromwell. The extensive worry Cromwell had in the book about having a FaceOfAThug is left out, as is his stoutness from the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Cromwell#/media/File:Cromwell,Thomas(1EEssex)01.jpg Holbein portrait]] (although the series does have a scene in which Cromwell is sitting for the painting).
29th Jul '16 4:47:26 AM Vorpale
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* In {{Webcomic/Prequel}}, a webcomic based on ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'', Orcs, Khajiits and Argonians are [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Ridiculously Cute Critters]]. In [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion the game]], unless you're playing with mods, good luck creating even a ''decent'' looking character with these races.

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* In {{Webcomic/Prequel}}, ''{{Webcomic/Prequel}}'', a webcomic based on ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'', Orcs, Khajiits and Argonians are [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Ridiculously Cute Critters]]. In [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion the game]], unless you're playing with mods, good luck creating even a ''decent'' looking character with these races.races...
29th Jul '16 4:46:31 AM Vorpale
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* In Webcomic/Prequel, a webcomic based on ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'', Orcs, Khajiits and Argonians are [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Ridiculously Cute Critters]]. In [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion the game]], unless you're playing with mods, good luck creating even a ''decent'' looking character with these races.

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* In Webcomic/Prequel, {{Webcomic/Prequel}}, a webcomic based on ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'', Orcs, Khajiits and Argonians are [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Ridiculously Cute Critters]]. In [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion the game]], unless you're playing with mods, good luck creating even a ''decent'' looking character with these races.
29th Jul '16 4:45:58 AM Vorpale
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* In Webcomic/Prequel, a webcomic based on ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'', Orcs, Khajiits and Argonians are [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Ridiculously Cute Critters]]. In [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion the game]], unless you're playing with mods, good luck creating even a ''decent'' looking character with these races.
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28th Jul '16 8:31:11 PM merotoker
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* In the original ''Manga/{{Cyborg009}}'' manga and early media, it can be jarring for new viewers to learn that 008 was depicted in an exaggerated manner reminiscent of the blackface caricatures seen in old cartoons (with Ishinomori's color artwork even having his skin inked pitch black). He received a more realistic design in the 1980 film "Legend of the Super Galaxy", and by the time of the 2001 series and ''009 RE: Cyborg'', any black face implications were long removed. The 2013 American comic book adaptation by Archaia even utilizes his 2001 design for their continuity.

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* In the original ''Manga/{{Cyborg009}}'' ''Manga/{{Cyborg 009}}'' manga and early media, it can be jarring for new viewers to learn that 008 was depicted in an exaggerated manner reminiscent of the blackface caricatures seen in old cartoons (with Ishinomori's color artwork even having his skin inked pitch black). He received a more realistic design in the 1980 film "Legend of the Super Galaxy", and by the time of the 2001 series and ''009 RE: Cyborg'', any black face implications were long removed. The 2013 American comic book adaptation by Archaia even utilizes his 2001 design for their continuity.



* In the ''ComicBook/XMen'' comics, Mastermind is a gaunt, middle-aged man who used his telepathy to disguise himself as a younger, handsome man in "ComicBook/TheDarkPhoenixSaga". In the ''Anime/XMen'' anime, the handsome form ''is'' his true form, best seen when [[spoiler: Emma Frost is in diamond form, which blocks her telepathy and shields her from the powers of other telepaths, sees through Mastermind's disguise as "Jun".]]

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* In the ''ComicBook/XMen'' comics, Mastermind is a gaunt, middle-aged man who used his telepathy to disguise himself as a younger, handsome man in "ComicBook/TheDarkPhoenixSaga". In the ''Anime/XMen'' anime, the handsome form ''is'' his true form, best seen when [[spoiler: Emma Frost is in diamond form, which blocks her telepathy and shields her from the powers of other telepaths, sees through Mastermind's disguise as "Jun".]]"Jun"]].



* Practically the poster-girl for this in comics, Creator/DCComics character Amanda Waller went from being a middle-aged overweight woman to a younger, slim woman. She also tends to have her hair rather short, making her look rather...well...mannish. In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', she is played by Creator/PamGrier, and in the ''Film/GreenLantern'' film, she's played by Creator/AngelaBassett. The comics {{re|tcanon}}vamped her in ''Comicbook/{{New 52}}'' to be much younger and slimmer.

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* Practically the poster-girl for this in comics, Creator/DCComics character Amanda Waller went from being a middle-aged overweight woman to a younger, slim woman. She also tends to have her hair rather short, making her look rather...well...mannish. In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', she is played by Creator/PamGrier, and in the ''Film/GreenLantern'' film, ''Film/GreenLantern'', she's played by Creator/AngelaBassett. The comics {{re|tcanon}}vamped her in ''Comicbook/{{New 52}}'' to be much younger and slimmer.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'':

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'', Fred's mother-in-law was an overweight old woman with a double-chin, and was usually grouchy and ''always'' bossy. In the live-action adaptation, well, she's ''Creator/ElizabethTaylor'' and looks far better. (But still grouchy and bossy.)

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'', Fred's mother-in-law was an overweight old woman with a double-chin, and was usually grouchy and ''always'' bossy. In [[Film/TheFlintstones the live-action adaptation, adaptation]], well, she's ''Creator/ElizabethTaylor'' and looks far better. (But still grouchy and bossy.)



** The trend continues in ''Film/TheHobbit''; Bilbo probably wouldn't even count as HollywoodPudgy, though he at least has an early-middle-aged look about him. Goes back and forth with the dwarfs as they tend to be on the broad side but are usually more wide than they are heavy (except [[{{Acrofatic}} Bombur]]), and have various facial prosthetic such as bulbous noses, oversized jowls, etc; then there's [[ThoseTwoGuys Fíli and Kíli]] as well as [[BadassInCharge Thorin]], who not only is easily the most handsome dwarf, but also has his [[AdaptationalAngstUpgrade driving motivation changed]] from [[GoldFever reclaiming the lost gold and treasure from Erebor]] to reclaiming a proper homeland for his scattered, wandering people. Interestingly, Fíli, Kíli, and Thorin are agreed as being the most attractive dwarves [[spoiler:and they are the three that die. [[KillTheCutie There's no way that's a coincidence.]]]]

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** The trend continues in ''Film/TheHobbit''; Bilbo probably wouldn't even count as HollywoodPudgy, though he at least has an early-middle-aged look about him. Goes back and forth with the dwarfs as they tend to be on the broad side but are usually more wide than they are heavy (except [[{{Acrofatic}} Bombur]]), and have various facial prosthetic such as bulbous noses, oversized jowls, etc; then there's [[ThoseTwoGuys Fíli and Kíli]] as well as [[BadassInCharge Thorin]], who not only is easily the most handsome dwarf, but also has his [[AdaptationalAngstUpgrade driving motivation changed]] from [[GoldFever reclaiming the lost gold and treasure from Erebor]] to reclaiming a proper homeland for his scattered, wandering people. Interestingly, Fíli, Kíli, and Thorin are agreed as being the most attractive dwarves [[spoiler:and they are the three that die. [[KillTheCutie There's no way that's a coincidence.]]]]coincidence]]]].



* In the novel ''Taffin'', the title character is overweight and unattractive. In the movie, he's played by [[Film/JamesBond Pierce Brosnan]].

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* In the novel ''Taffin'', the title character is overweight and unattractive. In the movie, he's played by [[Film/JamesBond Pierce Brosnan]].Creator/PierceBrosnan.



** Holmes's nemesis isn't spared from this. In Series/{{Sherlock}}, Moriarty went from the rather [[http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010/06/17/article-0-09F234BB000005DC-688_306x423.jpg creepy-looking]] sexagenarian of the books to someone [[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/sherlockholmes/images/4/47/Jim_Moriarty.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20140110185928&path-prefix=es noticeably younger and better looking]].

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** Holmes's nemesis isn't spared from this. In Series/{{Sherlock}}, ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'', Moriarty went from the rather [[http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010/06/17/article-0-09F234BB000005DC-688_306x423.jpg creepy-looking]] sexagenarian of the books to someone [[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/sherlockholmes/images/4/47/Jim_Moriarty.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20140110185928&path-prefix=es noticeably younger and better looking]].



* 'Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'':

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** ''Film/BladeTrinity'': Hannibal King also gets a similar treatment. In the comics, he's a reserved, mature man of average build who appears to be in his early forties. Not unattractive, but he has the shifty, seedy look that was appropriate for the Hard Boiled PrivateEye that he was. RyanReynolds played King in ''Trinity'' and they made a point of showing off the muscles that he put on for the role. Reynolds essentially injected his ''Film/VanWilder'' character onto King.

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** ''Film/BladeTrinity'': Hannibal King also gets a similar treatment. In the comics, he's a reserved, mature man of average build who appears to be in his early forties. Not unattractive, but he has the shifty, seedy look that was appropriate for the Hard Boiled PrivateEye that he was. RyanReynolds Creator/RyanReynolds played King in ''Trinity'' and they made a point of showing off the muscles that he put on for the role. Reynolds essentially injected his ''Film/VanWilder'' character onto King.



* In ''Film/TheWarriors'' (1979), Mercy (Deborah Van Valkenburgh), while not ugly in the truest sense of the word, does look like a more-attractive-than-average gutterslut, with a slight gap in her teeth to boot. In the 2005 adaptation by Rockstar Games, Mercy still has her trashy South Bronx accent, but the animation of her now looks a whole lot like MilaKunis and has perfect teeth.

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* In ''Film/TheWarriors'' (1979), Mercy (Deborah Van Valkenburgh), while not ugly in the truest sense of the word, does look like a more-attractive-than-average gutterslut, with a slight gap in her teeth to boot. In [[VideoGame/TheWarriors the 2005 adaptation adaptation]] by Rockstar Games, Mercy still has her trashy South Bronx accent, but the animation of her now looks a whole lot like MilaKunis Creator/MilaKunis and has perfect teeth.



** Raven gains a more rounded and conventionally attractive face compared to the more angled one she usually had in the comics, and her legs and overall figure get more of a focus, although again, it's debatable which version ends up actually more appealing.

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** Raven ComicBook/{{Raven}} gains a more rounded and conventionally attractive face compared to the more angled one she usually had in the comics, and her legs and overall figure get more of a focus, although again, it's debatable which version ends up actually more appealing.



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* ''VideoGame/JumpstartAdventures3rdGradeMysteryMountain''. In-game, [[ExpositionFairy Botley]] looks cute and friendly. On the box art and the disc art for the 2001-and-later re-releases of this game, his appearance is thicker, more angular, and downright scary-looking.
* In the ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' games, the [[Myth/HinduMythology Hindu goddess]] Kali is portrayed as a wizened old woman, albeit one with six arms each wielding a vicious scimitar. Most real-life iconography depicts her as quite shapely, albeit ''terrifying''.
* Most characters in ''VideoGame/FusionFall'' received a design upgrade but several had a ''downgrade'':
** Finn from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' (who has actually become a teen version of MrFanservice even with the art style of the series) isn't depicted as {{animesque}} like most of the others, and thus he looks at minimum plain and at maximum [[UncannyValley creepy]].
** Eddy from ''WesternAnimation/EdEddAndEddy'' is a straight up {{gonk}} instead of just being a short, chubby boy with a tan.
* In ''VideoGame/AgeOfMythology'', a few of the gods (notably Ares and Dionysus) who were traditionally youthful and handsome inexplicably appear old and grey. Also, a minor inversion with the Greek heroine Atalanta: in classical vase paintings she was MsFanservice and was commonly depicted wearing [[DangerouslyShortSkirt tiny hunting dresses]] and skimpy bikinis (lest you think the trend of [[OlderThanYouThink dressing heroines in impractical revealing outfits is a new thing]]). The game's version of Atalanta, while [[MostCommonSuperPower well-endowed]], is dressed much more conservatively.
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow'':

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* ''VideoGame/JumpstartAdventures3rdGradeMysteryMountain''. In-game, [[ExpositionFairy Botley]] looks cute and friendly. On the box art and the disc art for the 2001-and-later re-releases of this game, his appearance is thicker, more angular, and downright scary-looking.
* In the ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' games, the [[Myth/HinduMythology Hindu goddess]] Kali is portrayed as a wizened old woman, albeit one with six arms each wielding a vicious scimitar. Most real-life iconography depicts her as quite shapely, albeit ''terrifying''.
* Most characters in ''VideoGame/FusionFall'' received a design upgrade but several had a ''downgrade'':
** Finn from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' (who has actually become a teen version of MrFanservice even with the art style of the series) isn't depicted as {{animesque}} like most of the others, and thus he looks at minimum plain and at maximum [[UncannyValley creepy]].
** Eddy from ''WesternAnimation/EdEddAndEddy'' is a straight up {{gonk}} instead of just being a short, chubby boy with a tan.
* In ''AgeOfMythology'', a few of the gods (notably Ares and Dionysus) who were traditionally youthful and handsome inexplicably appear old and grey. Also, a minor inversion with the Greek heroine Atalanta: in classical vase paintings she was MsFanservice and was commonly depicted wearing [[DangerouslyShortSkirt tiny hunting dresses]] and skimpy bikinis (lest you think the trend of [[OlderThanYouThink dressing heroines in impractical revealing outfits is a new thing]]). The game's version of Atalanta, while [[MostCommonSuperPower well-endowed]], is dressed much more conservatively.
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26th Jul '16 8:34:50 PM PaulA
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* Therru from Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin's ''Literature/EarthseaTrilogy'' is so disfigured by third-degree burns as to make people unwilling to look at her. In the StudioGhibli adaptation ''Anime/TalesFromEarthsea'', she's a cute young girl with some bad sunburn.

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* Therru from Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin's ''Literature/EarthseaTrilogy'' ''Literature/{{Earthsea}}'' books is so disfigured by third-degree burns as to make people unwilling to look at her. In the StudioGhibli Creator/StudioGhibli adaptation ''Anime/TalesFromEarthsea'', she's a cute young girl with some bad sunburn.
26th Jul '16 6:54:34 AM pinkdalek
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** The BBC America adaptation makes the BBC4 adaptation look restrained. Dirk is now a male model in a yellow jacket, and Richard is the gorgeously blue-eyed Creator/ElijahWood.
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