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23rd Oct '16 4:31:19 AM Viira
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* ''Manga/GunslingerGirl''. This is a JustifiedTrope with Triela (already a BadAss cyborg ActionGirl) reflecting her changing relationship with her handler, former German police officer Victor Hilshire. All the cyborgs have been brainwashed to obey their handlers and this strongly influences the way they dress and act. [[GermanicDepressives Hilshire]] however doesn't know how to relate to his cyborg child killer, so keeps an emotional distance. Therefore Triela starts the series wearing frumpy clothes and {{Badass Longcoat}}s. Later Hilshire works to bridge the gap between them, so Triela [[BadassInANiceSuit dresses the same as he does]] as if she's his police partner. When Triela starts thinking of Hilshire as a ParentalSubstitute, she ends up wearing a pleated schoolgirl skirt as if she's his daughter.

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* ''Manga/GunslingerGirl''. This is a JustifiedTrope with Triela (already a BadAss badass cyborg ActionGirl) reflecting her changing relationship with her handler, former German police officer Victor Hilshire. All the cyborgs have been brainwashed to obey their handlers and this strongly influences the way they dress and act. [[GermanicDepressives Hilshire]] however doesn't know how to relate to his cyborg child killer, so keeps an emotional distance. Therefore Triela starts the series wearing frumpy clothes and {{Badass Longcoat}}s. Later Hilshire works to bridge the gap between them, so Triela [[BadassInANiceSuit dresses the same as he does]] as if she's his police partner. When Triela starts thinking of Hilshire as a ParentalSubstitute, she ends up wearing a pleated schoolgirl skirt as if she's his daughter.



* Wesley in ''Film/{{Wanted}}'' is a quiet nebbish who hates his life and apologizes for ''everything'', even things that aren't his fault out of reflex. He knows his best friend is sleeping with his girlfriend, and just takes it. The morning after he meets Fox about 25 minutes into the film, he goes back to the life he hates. His [[PointyHairedBoss boss Janice]] gives him crap, and he realizes he could take Fox up on her offer. He walks out, showing the first inkling of being a BadAss. The transformation continues into the movie.

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* Wesley in ''Film/{{Wanted}}'' is a quiet nebbish who hates his life and apologizes for ''everything'', even things that aren't his fault out of reflex. He knows his best friend is sleeping with his girlfriend, and just takes it. The morning after he meets Fox about 25 minutes into the film, he goes back to the life he hates. His [[PointyHairedBoss boss Janice]] gives him crap, and he realizes he could take Fox up on her offer. He walks out, showing the first inkling of being a BadAss.badass. The transformation continues into the movie.



* Juliet from ''Series/{{Lost}}'' had many traits of someone before the makeover: meek and [[ExtremeDoormat somewhat of a pushover]]. Her hair was even styled very intricately. Then she joined [[GoingNative the Others]]. Flashforward to her introduction in the series where she [[LettingHerHairDown let her hair down]] and was the BadAss [[TheStoic Stoic]] who didn't take crap from anyone. [[HeelFaceTurn Not even]] [[MagnificentBastard her boss]].

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* Juliet from ''Series/{{Lost}}'' had many traits of someone before the makeover: meek and [[ExtremeDoormat somewhat of a pushover]]. Her hair was even styled very intricately. Then she joined [[GoingNative the Others]]. Flashforward to her introduction in the series where she [[LettingHerHairDown let her hair down]] and was the BadAss badass [[TheStoic Stoic]] who didn't take crap from anyone. [[HeelFaceTurn Not even]] [[MagnificentBastard her boss]].
15th Oct '16 7:38:31 PM GhostHouse
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** [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom Willie Scott]] goes from bombshell to frump and back, but remains [[TheScrappy thoroughly useless]] the entire time.

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** [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom Willie Scott]] goes from bombshell to frump and back, but remains [[TheScrappy thoroughly useless]] useless the entire time.
15th Oct '16 5:17:48 PM eroock
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27th Sep '16 12:58:18 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* ''Manga/BladeOfTheImmortal'' has Rin Asano, who starts out so weak that she hired [[{{Badass}} Manji]] in order to protect her life while she tracks down the man who ordered the [[YouKilledMyFather murder of her father and rape/murder of her mother.]] Cut to about 20 volumes later, when Manji has vanished without a trace. Rin starts kicking ass and taking names ''all the way into Edo Castle'' and doesn't stop until she's in Manji's cell. When he finally sees her again, he actually ''[[SheIsAllGrownUp doesn't recognize her right away]].''

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* ''Manga/BladeOfTheImmortal'' has Rin Asano, who starts out so weak that she hired [[{{Badass}} Manji]] Manji in order to protect her life while she tracks down the man who ordered the [[YouKilledMyFather murder of her father and rape/murder of her mother.]] Cut to about 20 volumes later, when Manji has vanished without a trace. Rin starts kicking ass and taking names ''all the way into Edo Castle'' and doesn't stop until she's in Manji's cell. When he finally sees her again, he actually ''[[SheIsAllGrownUp doesn't recognize her right away]].''



* [[WrenchWench Keira]] was stuck in the [[LimitedWardrobe same]] [[BareYourMidriff crop-top]] and capris ensemble for the first five ''VideoGame/JakAndDaxter'' games. When she finally goes on an adventure with [[{{Badass}} Jak]] and [[WeaselMascot Daxter]] in ''VideoGame/JakAndDaxterTheLostFrontier'', she gets a new shirt, new jacket, new pants, new boots, and [[GunsAkimbo two pistols]]. The only part of her original outfit are her [[CharmPoint goggles]].

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* ''VideoGame/JakAndDaxter'': [[WrenchWench Keira]] was stuck in the [[LimitedWardrobe same]] [[BareYourMidriff crop-top]] and capris ensemble for the first five ''VideoGame/JakAndDaxter'' games. When she finally goes on an adventure with [[{{Badass}} [[ActionHero Jak]] and [[WeaselMascot Daxter]] in ''VideoGame/JakAndDaxterTheLostFrontier'', she gets a new shirt, new jacket, new pants, new boots, and [[GunsAkimbo two pistols]]. The only part of her original outfit are her [[CharmPoint goggles]].



* Completely Zig-Zagged with ''Webcomic/{{Ciem|WebcomicSeries}}'': Candi undergoes so many transformations that are either straight adrenaline makeovers or attempts at hiding, that it gets downright confusing. When she dyes her hair red and cuts it, she could be said to look ''less'' attractive.

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* Completely Zig-Zagged with ''Webcomic/{{Ciem|WebcomicSeries}}'': Candi undergoes so many transformations that are either straight adrenaline makeovers or attempts at hiding, that it gets downright confusing. When she dyes her hair red and cuts it, she could be said to look ''less'' attractive.



* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' had Kimber ask Synergy to turn her into someone "hard and mean". Synergy gives her a (naturally) holographic "hard and mean" look, but then proceeds to try to convince Kimber to reconsider, which she does.
27th Sep '16 12:34:37 PM ChaoticNovelist
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The AdrenalineMakeover may have UnfortunateImplications, as it can be viewed as a contradiction of the BeYourself trope. This trope can also be viewed as implying that a woman is not desirable just as she was; she was not worth noticing or the hero's interest until her adventure-triggered transformation took her from plain to pretty.

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The AdrenalineMakeover may have UnfortunateImplications, as it can be viewed seen as a contradiction FamilyUnfriendlyAesop by way of contradicting the BeYourself trope. This trope can also be viewed as implying that a woman is not desirable just as she was; she was not worth noticing or the hero's interest until her adventure-triggered transformation took her from plain to pretty.



* [[spoiler: Homura Akemi]] from ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', who [[LettingHerHairDown lets her long hair down]] and [[TheGlassesGottaGo gets rid of her glasses]] [[spoiler: after going though several different timelines and failing to save her beloved Madoka in every single time]]. This is actually a plot point: [[spoiler: she changes her looks ''specifically'' so Madoka won't recognize her as the quiet {{Meganekko}} with long braids that she befriended at the beginning. And in the Rebellion Story movies, this is definitely sealed when she becomes a WomanInBlack after here FaceHeelTurn, opposite Madoka's WomanInWhite {{Physical God}}dess]].

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* [[spoiler: Homura Akemi]] from ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', who [[LettingHerHairDown lets her long hair down]] and [[TheGlassesGottaGo gets rid of her glasses]] [[spoiler: after going though several different timelines and failing to save her beloved Madoka in every single time]]. This is actually a plot point: [[spoiler: she changes her looks ''specifically'' so Madoka won't recognize her as the quiet {{Meganekko}} with long braids that she befriended at the beginning. And in In the Rebellion Story movies, this is definitely sealed when she becomes a WomanInBlack switches to EvilWearsBlack after here FaceHeelTurn, opposite Madoka's WomanInWhite {{Physical God}}dess]].



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', there's no {{Love Interest|s}} involved, but it's fighting for her life and her family that causes [[IJustWantToBeNormal Reluctant Hero]] Violet Parr to come out of her shell, learn a [[PowerUp new power]], and quit hiding behind her hair. In the same movie, getting back in the hero game inspires her bored father Bob to slim down (and bulk up) and have more fun with his family.
** Incidentally, the guy at school Violet was pining after only notices her post-adventure. Rather understandable, since before she only had the confidence to lurk behind the scenery staring at him and now she can talk to him.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', there's no {{Love Interest|s}} involved, but it's fighting for her life and her family that causes [[IJustWantToBeNormal Reluctant Hero]] Violet Parr to come out of her shell, learn a [[PowerUp new power]], and quit hiding behind her hair. In the same movie, getting back in the hero game inspires her bored father Bob to slim down (and bulk up) and have more fun with his family.
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family. Incidentally, the guy at school Violet was pining after only notices her post-adventure. Rather understandable, since before she only had the confidence to lurk behind the scenery staring at him and now she can talk to him.
5th Sep '16 3:39:12 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''Anime/BlueCometSPTLayzner'', both [[TomboyAndgirlyGirl Anna Stephanie and Simone Reflanne]] go through this [[spoiler: after the TimeSkip and joining LaResistance]]. Anna switches from a TomboyishPonytail to a MotherlySidePlait and wears a slightly adorned red minidress with ProperTightsWithASkirt; Simone cuts her BoyishShortHair ''even shorter'', ditches [[MulticoloredHair her pink hair stripe]] and wears a blue and skin-tight SpyCatSuit.

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* In ''Anime/BlueCometSPTLayzner'', both ''Anime/BlueCometSPTLayzner'':
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[[TomboyAndgirlyGirl Anna Stephanie and Simone Reflanne]] go through this [[spoiler: after the TimeSkip and joining LaResistance]]. Anna switches from a TomboyishPonytail to a MotherlySidePlait and wears a slightly adorned red minidress with ProperTightsWithASkirt; Simone cuts her BoyishShortHair ''even shorter'', ditches [[MulticoloredHair her pink hair stripe]] and wears a blue and skin-tight SpyCatSuit.SpyCatSuit.
** Eiji can be said to be a RareMaleExample, as he wears a white space suit most of the time but [[spoiler: when he returns after the same TimeSkip]] he's seen in denim clothes and with a more tough guy-like appearance in general.
21st Aug '16 7:10:38 AM Fan
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* Marci Eyre from the 2000 film ''Film/{{Spiders}}''

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* Marci Eyre from the 2000 film ''Film/{{Spiders}}''''Film/{{Spiders}}'' is a young scientific reporter is forced to survive giant spiders, she pretty much starts with more curlier hair, glasses and wears more clothing, but during the movie after she's forced to survive against the spiders her hair becames more wavy, loses the glasses and loses most of her clothing, remaining in just a tank top.
20th Aug '16 11:46:09 PM Fan
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* Marci Eyre from the 2000 film ''Film/{{Spider}}''

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* Marci Eyre from the 2000 film ''Film/{{Spider}}''''Film/{{Spiders}}''
20th Aug '16 11:45:32 PM Fan
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* Marci Eyre from the 2000 film ''Spider''

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* Marci Eyre from the 2000 film ''Spider''''Film/{{Spider}}''
20th Aug '16 11:43:17 PM Fan
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* Marci Eyre from the 2000 film ''[[Film/Spiders Spider]]''

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* Marci Eyre from the 2000 film ''[[Film/Spiders Spider]]''''Spider''
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