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26th Jun '16 4:38:21 PM Skylite
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Subtrope of TookALevelInBadass, of {{Xenafication}} (when it's done without CharacterDevelopment), and of SignificantWardrobeShift. Contrast SeriouslyScruffy (for when a change in someone's appearance makes it clear that the stress is getting to them, rather than making them more badass).

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Subtrope of TookALevelInBadass, of {{Xenafication}} (when it's done without CharacterDevelopment), and of SignificantWardrobeShift. Related to ThePowerOfLove. Contrast SeriouslyScruffy (for when a change in someone's appearance makes it clear that the stress is getting to them, rather than making them more badass).


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* Film/IndependenceDayResurgence: A male example that plays with the trope. It's love and action that fuel the makeover, but not romantic love. Former President Thomas Whitmore is badly battle scarred from the events of the invasion 20 years ago. He's shaky, easily agitated, suffering nightmares and visions. He can barely stand without his cane. But when the aliens come back, he struggles from bed and goes to warn the current President. As events progress he rapidly goes back to his old self, first abandoning his cane, and finally shaving his BeardOfSorrow, suiting up and getting behind the stick again to defeat the aliens in order to protect his adult daughter.
30th May '16 11:11:25 PM merotoker
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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 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.]] 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.]]God}}dess]].



* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'' provides a male example in the form of Kaneki. He starts out as a ShrinkingViolet prone to wearing frumpy clothing and is criticized by [[LoveInterest Touka]] for being too skinny. After the TimeSkip, he's become a white-haired AntiHero that runs around in a form-fitting black SexyBacklessOutfit and gets a good amount of WorkoutFanservice to show off how much he's filled out. However, when they're finally reunited, Touka isn't particularly pleased by the change and [[ReasonYouSuckSpeech calls]] [[WhatTheHellHero him]] out on his claims of having done it all to protect everyone.

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* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'' provides a male example in the form of Kaneki. He starts out as a ShrinkingViolet prone to wearing frumpy clothing and is criticized by [[LoveInterest [[LoveInterests Touka]] for being too skinny. After the TimeSkip, he's become a white-haired AntiHero that runs around in a form-fitting black SexyBacklessOutfit and gets a good amount of WorkoutFanservice to show off how much he's filled out. However, when they're finally reunited, Touka isn't particularly pleased by the change and [[ReasonYouSuckSpeech [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech calls]] [[WhatTheHellHero him]] out on his claims of having done it all to protect everyone.



* In ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'', [[spoiler:after getting turned into a vampire and everything, Isabelle notes Simon's gotten more attractive.]]

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* In ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'', [[spoiler:after getting turned into a vampire and everything, Isabelle notes Simon's gotten more attractive.]]attractive]].



* Scaramouche gets one in ''Theatre/WeWillRockYou'' when she and Galileo make it to the Bohemians. However she started out as a DeadpanSnarker and became a stripperific deadpan snarker after the makeover.

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* Scaramouche gets one in ''Theatre/WeWillRockYou'' when she and Galileo make it to the Bohemians. However she started out as a DeadpanSnarker and became a stripperific stripperiffic deadpan snarker after the makeover.
21st May '16 2:53:34 PM Skylite
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* ''Film/InnerSpace'' has a literal example. Tuck in his tiny ship literally stimulates Jack's adrenal gland. But the harrowing adventure he has gone through cures him of his nervous hypochondriac tendencies, and turns him into a full on Action guy ready to take on the bad guys without hesitation.
20th May '16 7:15:42 PM themisterfree
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[[http://piandao.org/screenshots/water/water9/water9-236.jpg season]], and [[http://piandao.org/screenshots/fire/fire10/fire10-928.jpg third]] [[http://piandao.org/screenshots/fire/fire18/fire18-583.jpg season.]]
8th May '16 11:45:15 PM erforce
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* ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'': Sarah Connor is a simple young woman who has a waitress job at a family restaurant. By her own admission, she can't even balance her own checkbook. She's meek, and mild-mannered, but smart enough to know bad things are happening when people with her name start dying. Then Kyle shows up. Once she's done being scared to death of him, they fall in love, and by the time the movie ends, she's got the first few experience points toward [[TookALevelInBadass taking her level in badass]]. By the time of the sequel she's a full-fledged MamaBear you don't want to mess with.

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* ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'': Sarah Connor in ''Film/TheTerminator'' is a simple young woman who has a waitress job at a family restaurant. By her own admission, she can't even balance her own checkbook. She's meek, and mild-mannered, but smart enough to know bad things are happening when people with her name start dying. Then Kyle shows up. Once she's done being scared to death of him, they fall in love, and by the time the movie ends, she's got the first few experience points toward [[TookALevelInBadass taking her level in badass]]. By the time of the sequel [[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay sequel]] she's a full-fledged MamaBear you don't want to mess with.
27th Apr '16 2:35:37 AM erforce
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* The remake of ''Film/TheHillsHaveEyes'', when the nerdy pacifist protagonist shed a few layers of clothing, [[TookALevelInBadass broke out the weaponry]], and stomped off to avenge his family and cause some serious mutant pain.

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* The remake of ''Film/TheHillsHaveEyes'', ''Film/TheHillsHaveEyes2006'', when the nerdy pacifist protagonist shed a few layers of clothing, [[TookALevelInBadass broke out the weaponry]], and stomped off to avenge his family and cause some serious mutant pain.
24th Apr '16 5:53:42 PM Skylite
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. Katara begins the series as the TeamMom, dressed practically (she ''is'' from the South Pole), but as the series progresses and the seasons/latitude/climates change, she literally lets down her hair, and we get occasional shots of her in underwear or [[BareYourMidriff midriff-baring outfits]]. Her regular Water Tribe outfits (the clothes she wears most often) are still very practical, and she bares a lot more skin in the Fire Nation islands, which are mostly tropical and volcanic.
** Aang and Sokka, too. [[http://piandao.org/screenshots/water/water9/water9-227.jpg First]] [[http://piandao.org/screenshots/water/water9/water9-236.jpg season]], and [[http://piandao.org/screenshots/fire/fire10/fire10-928.jpg third]] [[http://piandao.org/screenshots/fire/fire18/fire18-583.jpg season.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. Katara begins the series as the TeamMom, dressed practically (she ''is'' from the South Pole), but as the series progresses and the seasons/latitude/climates change, she literally lets down her hair, and we get occasional shots of her in underwear or [[BareYourMidriff midriff-baring outfits]]. Her regular Water Tribe outfits (the clothes she wears most often) are still very practical, and she bares a lot more skin in the Fire Nation islands, which are mostly tropical and volcanic.
** Aang and Sokka, too.
[[http://piandao.org/screenshots/water/water9/water9-227.jpg First]] [[http://piandao.org/screenshots/water/water9/water9-236.jpg season]], and [[http://piandao.org/screenshots/fire/fire10/fire10-928.jpg third]] [[http://piandao.org/screenshots/fire/fire18/fire18-583.jpg season.]]
24th Apr '16 5:49:38 PM Skylite
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* ''Film/TheSaint'': Emma is a shy, nervous nuclear physicist who is brilliant enough to have invented Cold Fusion. She meets Simon in one of his aliases, and it's LoveAtFirstSight. Once she gets over being astonished that a man like him would notice her, she's so worked up she has to take her heart medication before they go to bed. But he betrays her. Incensed, Emma throws off the meek mouse persona and tracks him down. Along the way, they're pursued by the Russian Mafia, and by the end of the movie, she can do a 100 yard dash, and doesn't need her pills anymore.

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* ''Film/TheSaint'': Emma is a shy, nervous nuclear physicist who is brilliant enough to have invented Cold Fusion. She meets Simon in one of his aliases, and it's LoveAtFirstSight. Once she gets over being astonished that a man like him would notice her, she's so worked up she has to take [[DisabledLoveInterest her heart medication medication]] before they go to bed. But he betrays her. Incensed, Emma throws off the meek mouse persona and tracks him down. Along the way, they're pursued by the Russian Mafia, and by the end of the movie, she can do a 100 yard dash, and doesn't need her pills anymore.
19th Feb '16 5:58:53 PM Willbyr
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. Pictured above: Katara begins the series as the TeamMom, dressed practically (she ''is'' from the South Pole), but as the series progresses and the seasons/latitude/climates change, she literally lets down her hair, and we get occasional shots of her in underwear or [[BareYourMidriff midriff-baring outfits]]. Her regular Water Tribe outfits (the clothes she wears most often) are still very practical, and she bares a lot more skin in the Fire Nation islands, which are mostly tropical and volcanic.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. Pictured above: Katara begins the series as the TeamMom, dressed practically (she ''is'' from the South Pole), but as the series progresses and the seasons/latitude/climates change, she literally lets down her hair, and we get occasional shots of her in underwear or [[BareYourMidriff midriff-baring outfits]]. Her regular Water Tribe outfits (the clothes she wears most often) are still very practical, and she bares a lot more skin in the Fire Nation islands, which are mostly tropical and volcanic.
16th Feb '16 12:58:39 PM erforce
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* ''Film/FantasticFour'': Sue Storm, a.k.a. the Invisible Woman. She was acknowledged as extremely beautiful from the very beginning but she was the "hair in a bun, glasses on the face" science girl. Starting from the moment they get back to Earth, she starts wearing the hair down and ditches the glasses. The movie progresses through her reconciling with Reed, and by the end of the movie they're an AdventureDuo plus two. By the sequel, she's [[TookALevelInBadass way more skilled with her powers]] and takes no crap, even from Reed.

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* ''Film/FantasticFour'': ''Film/FantasticFour2005'': Sue Storm, a.k.a. the Invisible Woman. She was acknowledged as extremely beautiful from the very beginning but she was the "hair in a bun, glasses on the face" science girl. Starting from the moment they get back to Earth, she starts wearing the hair down and ditches the glasses. The movie progresses through her reconciling with Reed, and by the end of the movie they're an AdventureDuo plus two. By the sequel, [[Film/FantasticFourRiseOfTheSilverSurfer sequel]], she's [[TookALevelInBadass way more skilled with her powers]] and takes no crap, even from Reed.



* ''Film/{{The Mummy|Trilogy}}'': Evy is a dressed down HotLibrarian as the movie begins. She's prim, easily offended, and rather stiff, but brainy. But because she's the object of desire for the CardCarryingVillain, of course she has to be dressed up properly to be a VirginSacrifice (or the closest thing to it). Along comes Rick, and along the way they fall in love. By the end of the movie, she's completely calm about all the insanity she's encountered and [[RescueRomance madly in love with her rescuer]]. By the sequel, she's [[TookALevelInBadass leveled up]], and she and Rick are a BattleCouple, which carries over into the AnimatedAdaptation. Not only that, but she is a MamaBear as well.

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* ''Film/{{The Mummy|Trilogy}}'': ''Film/TheMummyTrilogy'': Evy is a dressed down HotLibrarian as the movie [[Film/TheMummy1999 first movie]] begins. She's prim, easily offended, and rather stiff, but brainy. But because she's the object of desire for the CardCarryingVillain, of course she has to be dressed up properly to be a VirginSacrifice (or the closest thing to it). Along comes Rick, and along the way they fall in love. By the end of the movie, she's completely calm about all the insanity she's encountered and [[RescueRomance madly in love with her rescuer]]. By the sequel, [[Film/TheMummyReturns sequel]], she's [[TookALevelInBadass leveled up]], and she and Rick are a BattleCouple, which carries over into the AnimatedAdaptation. Not only that, but she is a MamaBear as well.
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