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16th Jun '16 8:58:16 PM batb
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** Sandor and Sansa's relationship. Sansa loves songs and stories of knights and fair maidens. Sandor was playing with a knight toy when he was burned by his brother, and assumed the Hound persona as a defense mechanism. He tells her the Beast's lines, I am no lord, and I don't love compliments. Slowly he changes, and becomes Sandor again. Slowly she changes, and comes to desire him, dreaming of his kiss. The story is full of Beauty and Beast motifs, including the rose (from Loras), the prince (Joffrey), the father (Ned), and much more.

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** Sandor Clegane and Sansa's Sansa Stark's relationship. Sansa loves songs and stories of knights and fair maidens. Sandor was playing with a knight toy when he was burned by his brother, and assumed the Hound persona as a defense mechanism. He tells her the Beast's lines, I am no lord, and I don't love compliments. Slowly he changes, and becomes Sandor again. Slowly she changes, and comes to desire him, dreaming of his kiss. The story is full of Beauty and Beast motifs, including the rose (from Loras), the prince (Joffrey), the father (Ned), and much more.
16th Jun '16 8:56:53 PM batb
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** Sandor and Sansa's strange relationship. He's a brutish burn victim who equally hates and loves Sansa for being a pretty little optimist. There's an extra [[{{squick}} creepy]] factor due to her being twelve years old.

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** Sandor and Sansa's strange relationship. He's a brutish burn victim who equally hates and Sansa loves Sansa for being songs and stories of knights and fair maidens. Sandor was playing with a pretty little optimist. There's an extra [[{{squick}} creepy]] factor due to knight toy when he was burned by his brother, and assumed the Hound persona as a defense mechanism. He tells her being twelve years old.the Beast's lines, I am no lord, and I don't love compliments. Slowly he changes, and becomes Sandor again. Slowly she changes, and comes to desire him, dreaming of his kiss. The story is full of Beauty and Beast motifs, including the rose (from Loras), the prince (Joffrey), the father (Ned), and much more.



** A subversion occurs with Sansa's forced marriage to [[DepravedDwarf Tyrion Lannister]], who agrees not to force himself on her unless she accepts him willingly. But although she recognises Tyrion's kindness, Sansa is unable to love a man whose family is responsible for the destruction of her own.
11th Jun '16 8:47:25 PM nombretomado
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* The HugeGuyTinyGirl duo in ''WildCats'' -- they're just friends but the Tiny Girl ensures that the Huge Guy remains a sane GentleGiant.

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* The HugeGuyTinyGirl duo in ''WildCats'' ''ComicBook/WildCATs'' -- they're just friends but the Tiny Girl ensures that the Huge Guy remains a sane GentleGiant.
23rd May '16 7:47:31 PM Anddrix
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* Not ugly so much as ''horrifying-looking'', Gwynplaine, star of Creator/VictorHugo's novel ''Literature/TheManWhoLaughs'' somehow managed to be a veritable babe magnet. It should be noted that Dea is blind and that Josiane is quite the (virgin) pervert. Also, Gwynplaine was pretty handsome, aside from his Glasgow Smile. The 1928 film adaptation inspired SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker.

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* Not ugly so much as ''horrifying-looking'', Gwynplaine, star of Creator/VictorHugo's novel ''Literature/TheManWhoLaughs'' somehow managed to be a veritable babe magnet. It should be noted that Dea is blind and that Josiane is quite the (virgin) pervert. Also, Gwynplaine was pretty handsome, aside from his Glasgow Smile. The 1928 film adaptation inspired SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker.ComicBook/TheJoker.
16th May '16 10:21:01 PM Floria
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* Post-disfiguration Wade as the Beast and Vanessa as the Beauty, in ''Film/{{Deadpool2016}}''. He's a scarred-up HeroicComedicSociopath who kills people for a living, she's a beautiful HookerWithAHeartOfGold. Fitting the cheerfully cynical tone of the movie, however, the Beauty is not idealized - Vanessa is beautiful and reasonably good-hearted but she's also a very snarky GoodBadGirl.

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* Post-disfiguration Wade as the Beast and Vanessa as the Beauty, in ''Film/{{Deadpool2016}}''. ''Film/{{Deadpool 2016}}''. He's a scarred-up unkillable mutant HeroicComedicSociopath who kills people for a living, is disturbingly good at stabbing people, she's a beautiful HookerWithAHeartOfGold. Fitting the cheerfully cynical tone of the movie, however, the Beauty is not idealized - Vanessa is beautiful and reasonably good-hearted but she's also a very snarky GoodBadGirl.
16th May '16 10:19:50 PM Floria
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* Post-disfiguration Wade as the Beast and Vanessa as the Beauty, in ''Film/{{Deadpool2016}}''. He's a scarred-up HeroicComedicSociopath who kills people for a living, she's a beautiful HookerWithAHeartOfGold. Fitting the cheerfully cynical tone of the movie, however, the Beauty is not idealized - Vanessa is beautiful and reasonably good-hearted but she's also a very snarky GoodBadGirl.
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*An entirely platonic example can be found in Roald Dahl's The "BFG", with the eponymous character and the plucky orphan Sophie. Sophie is at first (understandably) terrified of him, but the two grow to trust one another very quickly. The giant for his part, doesn't have a mean bone in his body and compared to the other giants [(The Dreaded)]... suffice to say, he's a lot less ghastly.
1st May '16 5:47:37 PM merotoker
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** A TV series entitled ''Series/BeautyAndTheBeast'' ran on CBS from 1987-1990, starring Linda Hamilton and Creator/RonPerlman as Catherine (the Beauty) and Vincent (the Beast). Despite its brief run and disappointing third season, it spawned a vast and enthusiastic fan following.

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** A TV series entitled ''Series/BeautyAndTheBeast'' ''Series/{{Beauty and the Beast|1987}}'' ran on CBS from 1987-1990, starring Linda Hamilton and Creator/RonPerlman as Catherine (the Beauty) and Vincent (the Beast). Despite its brief run and disappointing third season, it spawned a vast and enthusiastic fan following.



** There is quite a hilarious Italian porno based on Beauty and the Beast... the stipulation of course being that she has to love him in ALL ways. When the beast finally gets ready to get biz-zay... well, let's just say [[SpecialEffectsFailure Robot Monster]] would have been more titillating. And then the camera just has to focus more on the guy in the cut-up shag carpet than the woman while an epic romantic aria plays softly in the background. That was either the worst porn movie ever, or the greatest Dadatic deconstruction of one.

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** There is quite a hilarious Italian porno based on Beauty and the Beast... the stipulation of course being that she has to love him in ALL ways. When the beast finally gets ready to get biz-zay... well, let's just say [[SpecialEffectsFailure [[SpecialEffectFailure Robot Monster]] would have been more titillating. And then the camera just has to focus more on the guy in the cut-up shag carpet than the woman while an epic romantic aria plays softly in the background. That was either the worst porn movie ever, or the greatest Dadatic deconstruction of one.



* ''ChronoCrusade'':

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* ''ChronoCrusade'':''Manga/ChronoCrusade'':



** Played much, ''much'' straighter with Chrono and Mary Magdalene. When Chrono met Mary, he was either a loner coping with survivor's guilt and UnstoppableRage (manga version) or a rebellious demon who is mentioned using a woman for pleasure and discarding her when she became "boring" (anime version). Mary, however, is a pure, holy saint with {{Ingenue}} qualities whose gentle nature convinces Chrono to give humans a chance.

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** Played much, ''much'' straighter with Chrono and Mary Magdalene. When Chrono met Mary, he was either a loner coping with survivor's guilt and UnstoppableRage (manga version) or a rebellious demon who is mentioned using a woman for pleasure and discarding her when she became "boring" (anime version). Mary, however, is a pure, holy saint with {{Ingenue}} [[TheIngenue ingenue]] qualities whose gentle nature convinces Chrono to give humans a chance.



* ''Manga/HayateCrossBlade'' has Ensuu, described as a "beast" even in canon, and her partner Meiko (She's definitely far from ugly). Subverted in that Ensuu appears to be more BloodKnight than mindless animal, and that Meiko is actually a ManipulativeBitch.
* ''Anime/{{Monster}}'': Roberto is a Beast in every sense possible, [[FaceOfAThug not exactly the most handsome of men]], [[AxCrazy psychopathically violent]], and [[PsychoForHire capable of great rage and destruction]] without a doubt. Naturally, he deserves a Beauty and he gets the Beauty he deserves: [[{{Bishonen}} the angelically beautiful]] and terrifyingly [[ForTheEvulz amoral]] [[Anime/{{Monster}} Johan]]. [[PsychoSupporter From a certain perspective]], Johan ''definitely'' [[TheDragon brings out the best in him]]. Unfortunately for Roberto, this is a subversion, as his love for Johan is one-sided due to Johan being completely inhuman.

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* ''Manga/HayateCrossBlade'' has Ensuu, described as a "beast" even in canon, and her partner Meiko (She's definitely far from ugly). Subverted in that Ensuu appears to be more BloodKnight than mindless animal, and that Meiko is actually a ManipulativeBitch.
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* ''Anime/{{Monster}}'': ''Manga/{{Monster}}'': Roberto is a Beast in every sense possible, [[FaceOfAThug not exactly the most handsome of men]], [[AxCrazy psychopathically violent]], and [[PsychoForHire capable of great rage and destruction]] without a doubt. Naturally, he deserves a Beauty and he gets the Beauty he deserves: [[{{Bishonen}} the angelically beautiful]] and terrifyingly [[ForTheEvulz amoral]] [[Anime/{{Monster}} [[Manga/{{Monster}} Johan]]. [[PsychoSupporter From a certain perspective]], Johan ''definitely'' [[TheDragon brings out the best in him]]. Unfortunately for Roberto, this is a subversion, as his love for Johan is one-sided due to Johan being completely inhuman.



* In one chapter of ''Manga/MermaidSaga'', Mana is kidnapped by a man who consumed mermaid flesh and turned into a monster. Unlike most people who this happens to, he keeps his human mind...usually. While Mana pities him, he still has a breakdown and attacks her [[spoiler:and Yuuta has to kill him. He gets his human mind back as he dies, and [[TearJerker Mana comforts him]].]]

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* In one chapter of ''Manga/MermaidSaga'', Mana is kidnapped by a man who consumed mermaid flesh and turned into a monster. Unlike most people who this happens to, he keeps his human mind...usually. While Mana pities him, he still has a breakdown and attacks her [[spoiler:and Yuuta has to kill him. He gets his human mind back as he dies, and [[TearJerker Mana comforts him]].]]him]]]].



* Jesus Frankenstein and Pumpkinhead from ''Website/GrindhouseAndWatercolorsTheRevulsionAndTerrorOfAzaSmith'' fall under this category.

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* Jesus Frankenstein and Pumpkinhead from ''Website/GrindhouseAndWatercolorsTheRevulsionAndTerrorOfAzaSmith'' ''Website/{{Grindhouse and Watercolors}}'' fall under this category.



* Benjamin J Grimm, a.k.a. the Thing, and the blind girl, Alicia Masters, from the ComicBook/FantasticFour. {{Lampshaded}} in the second movie, where Johnny asks Ben about the details. Ben is not amused.
* Comicbook/CloakAndDagger, a MarvelUniverse SuperHero team, feature a beautiful, buxom blonde and a shadowed, hidden black man. Cloak tends to be the darker of the two (no surprise) and is more prone to violence and angst. Dagger is the front woman, and in a minor subversion, they actually feed off of each other -- Cloak depends on her to keep him alive, by feeding him light-energy to resist the drain of his powers, and Dagger needs a safe outlet to release the energy that builds up inside her or it'll kill her.

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* Benjamin J Grimm, a.k.a. the Thing, and the blind girl, Alicia Masters, from the ComicBook/FantasticFour. {{Lampshaded}} {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in the second movie, where Johnny asks Ben about the details. Ben is not amused.
* Comicbook/CloakAndDagger, a MarvelUniverse Franchise/MarvelUniverse SuperHero team, feature a beautiful, buxom blonde and a shadowed, hidden black man. Cloak tends to be the darker of the two (no surprise) and is more prone to violence and angst. Dagger is the front woman, and in a minor subversion, they actually feed off of each other -- Cloak depends on her to keep him alive, by feeding him light-energy to resist the drain of his powers, and Dagger needs a safe outlet to release the energy that builds up inside her or it'll kill her.



* Name any ''ComicBook/XMen'' romance fanfiction involving Nightcrawler or the Beast. Now see how many of those feature a female protagonist who is not a mutant herself.

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* Name any ''ComicBook/XMen'' romance fanfiction involving Nightcrawler ComicBook/{{Nightcrawler}} or the Beast. Now see how many of those feature a female protagonist who is not a mutant herself.



** In the background and supplementary material, a [[LesYay same-sex]] and [[EvilCounterpart more villainous]] version of this dynamic can be seen in [[spoiler:[[LoveMartyr Rem]] [[NobleDemon and]] [[PsychoSupporter Mi]][[BrokenBird sa]].]]
** The trope becomes more literal in the sequel, ''Fanfic/AndTheStoryContinues'', with Erin and Umbra, the latter a shinigami who [[spoiler:is strongly implied to be [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie L's reincarnation.]]]]

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** In the background and supplementary material, a [[LesYay same-sex]] and [[EvilCounterpart more villainous]] version of this dynamic can be seen in [[spoiler:[[LoveMartyr Rem]] [[NobleDemon and]] [[PsychoSupporter Mi]][[BrokenBird sa]].]]
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** The trope becomes more literal in the sequel, ''Fanfic/AndTheStoryContinues'', with Erin and Umbra, the latter a shinigami who [[spoiler:is strongly implied to be [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie L's reincarnation.]]]] reincarnation]]]].



* WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}} and Princess Fiona, with a few interesting twists:
** Fiona is the one with the curse that turns her into an ogre after dark. When Shrek gives her TrueLovesKiss, instead of Shrek turning into a prince, Fiona turns into an ogre. She takes this rather well considering her already ogre-like behavior. It comes back again in the first sequel when Shrek takes a potion that makes him a handsome human and restores Fiona's form... and when given the chance to make this permanent, she passes it up because they were both happier as ogres.

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* WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}} Franchise/{{Shrek}} and Princess Fiona, with a few interesting twists:
** Fiona is the one with the curse that turns her into an ogre after dark. When Shrek gives her TrueLovesKiss, instead of Shrek turning into a prince, Fiona turns into an ogre. She takes this rather well considering her already ogre-like behavior. It comes back again in [[WesternAnimation/{{Shrek2}} the first sequel sequel]] when Shrek takes a potion that makes him a handsome human and restores Fiona's form... and when given the chance to make this permanent, she passes it up because they were both happier as ogres.



* {{Subverted}} in ''Disney/BrotherBear 2'' with Nita and Kenai. Kenai is a bear (a literal beast), and Nita is his childhood friend. [[spoiler:In the end, ''she'' transforms into a bear (courtesy of the spirits) so they can be together.]]

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* {{Subverted}} {{Subverted|Trope}} in ''Disney/BrotherBear 2'' with Nita and Kenai. Kenai is a bear (a literal beast), and Nita is his childhood friend. [[spoiler:In the end, ''she'' transforms into a bear (courtesy of the spirits) so they can be together.]]



* In ''WesternAnimation/StrangeMagic'', Marianne, a Fairy Princess, falls in love with [[spoiler:the Bog King]]. Slightly subverted as the movie shows that his standard of beauty leans towards his race - according to his culture, Marianne is the one who would be seen as beastly. [[HeartwarmingMoments They fall in love regardless.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/StrangeMagic'', Marianne, a Fairy Princess, falls in love with [[spoiler:the Bog King]]. Slightly subverted as the movie shows that his standard of beauty leans towards his race - according to his culture, Marianne is the one who would be seen as beastly. [[HeartwarmingMoments [[Heartwarming/StrangeMagic They fall in love regardless.]]



* In the film ''Film/{{Mask}}'' (no, not ''Film/TheMask''), the main character Rocky has a disorder which causes his skull to be very enlarged and twisted, looking like a mask. He falls in love with blind girl Diana Adams, who he met at a summer camp for disabled teenagers. He teaches her how to "see" colours by using various objects to represent them. She still stays with him even after she feels his face and sees how deformed he is.

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* In the film ''Film/{{Mask}}'' (no, not ''Film/TheMask''), the main character Rocky has a disorder which causes his skull to be very enlarged and twisted, looking like a mask. He falls in love with blind girl Diana Adams, who he met at a summer camp for disabled teenagers. He teaches her how to "see" colours by using various objects to represent them. She still stays with him even after she feels his face and sees how deformed he is.



* {{Subverted}} in the horror spoof ''Film/{{Slither}}''. Grant and Starla are married, Grant is forced to share a body with the head alien and ends up with BodyHorror in the extreme. [[spoiler:She ultimately rejects him]].

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* {{Subverted}} {{Subverted|Trope}} in the horror spoof ''Film/{{Slither}}''. Grant and Starla are married, Grant is forced to share a body with the head alien and ends up with BodyHorror in the extreme. [[spoiler:She ultimately rejects him]].



* ''Film/{{Penelope}}'' (2008) with Christina Ricci as a blue-blood woman with an inoperably deformed nose {{Gender Flip}}s the story.

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* ''Film/{{Penelope}}'' (2008) with Christina Ricci Creator/ChristinaRicci as a blue-blood woman with an inoperably deformed nose {{Gender Flip}}s the story.



* ''ASongOfIceAndFire'': Not surprising, as George RR Martin wrote for ''Series/BeautyAndTheBeast''.

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* ''ASongOfIceAndFire'': ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'': Not surprising, as George RR Martin Creator/GeorgeRRMartin wrote for ''Series/BeautyAndTheBeast''.''Series/{{Beauty and the Beast|1987}}''.



* Played with ''and'' gender switched in LoisMcMasterBujold's short story "[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Labyrinth]]". An eight foot tall experimental SuperSoldier complete with fangs and claws can count as 'Beast', but considering that he is a four-foot-nine fast-talking hunchback Admiral Naismith does not quite fit most objective standards of 'Beauty'. Touchingly he comes to consider Supersoldier Taura the 'Beauty', an enchanted princess to be rescued from the real 'Beasts'.
* The Phantom and Christine from ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' in novels, movies, plays, and fan fiction. In nearly all examples of these but the last, however, the Phantom realizes he's been a murderous StalkerWithACrush and [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy lets Christine go]] so she can be happy with her handsome VictoriousChildhoodFriend Raoul, even after Christine has said she'll stay with the Phantom [[ScarpiaUltimatum so Raoul's life will be spared]].
* Kerovan and Joisan, from ''[[AndreNorton The Crystal Gryphon]]'' (and its sequels). Although he never gets transformed to be less "different" -- they just go to live among people who won't be weirded out by his cloven hooves. For quite a while there, though, he had the attitude that "no fit mate for any human woman am I."

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* Played with ''and'' gender switched in LoisMcMasterBujold's Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's short story "[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Labyrinth]]". An eight foot tall experimental SuperSoldier complete with fangs and claws can count as 'Beast', but considering that he is a four-foot-nine fast-talking hunchback Admiral Naismith does not quite fit most objective standards of 'Beauty'. Touchingly he comes to consider Supersoldier Taura the 'Beauty', an enchanted princess to be rescued from the real 'Beasts'.
* The Phantom and Christine from ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' in novels, movies, plays, and fan fiction. In nearly all examples of these but the last, however, the Phantom realizes he's been a murderous StalkerWithACrush and [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy lets Christine go]] so she can be happy with her handsome VictoriousChildhoodFriend [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Victorious Childhood Friend]] Raoul, even after Christine has said she'll stay with the Phantom [[ScarpiaUltimatum so Raoul's life will be spared]].
* Kerovan and Joisan, from ''[[AndreNorton ''[[Creator/AndreNorton The Crystal Gryphon]]'' (and its sequels). Although he never gets transformed to be less "different" -- they just go to live among people who won't be weirded out by his cloven hooves. For quite a while there, though, he had the attitude that "no fit mate for any human woman am I."



* ''Literature/SenseAndSensibilityAndSeaMonsters'' features a subplot in which beautiful nineteen-year-old Marianne Dashwood gradually comes to love the much older Col. Brandon, who was cursed by a sea witch to have a writhing mass of tentacles hanging from his face, [[PiratesOfTheCaribbean Davy Jones]]-style. (In [[Literature/SenseAndSensibility the original story]], Brandon was [[MayDecemberRomance simply much older]], so this trope doesn't apply there.)

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* ''Literature/SenseAndSensibilityAndSeaMonsters'' features a subplot in which beautiful nineteen-year-old Marianne Dashwood gradually comes to love the much older Col. Brandon, who was cursed by a sea witch to have a writhing mass of tentacles hanging from his face, [[PiratesOfTheCaribbean [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Davy Jones]]-style. (In [[Literature/SenseAndSensibility the original story]], Brandon was [[MayDecemberRomance simply much older]], so this trope doesn't apply there.)



* Scarlet Benoit and Wolf in The ''Literature/LunarChronicles'' are an example of this, as Scarlet is a human girl and Wolf is a Lunar wolf-human soldier. This is especially the case in ''Winter'', [[spoiler: when Wolf is further genetically and surgically modified to be more wolf-like than before.]]

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* Scarlet Benoit and Wolf in The ''Literature/LunarChronicles'' are an example of this, as Scarlet is a human girl and Wolf is a Lunar wolf-human soldier. This is especially the case in ''Winter'', [[spoiler: when Wolf is further genetically and surgically modified to be more wolf-like than before.]]before]].



** Willow and Oz count in a way, as he was a {{werewolf}}. The above-mentioned episode also focused heavily on Buffy/Angel and Willow/Oz to focus on different possibilities and aspects of this trope.

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** Willow and Oz count in a way, as he was a {{werewolf}}.[[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolf]]. The above-mentioned episode also focused heavily on Buffy/Angel and Willow/Oz to focus on different possibilities and aspects of this trope.



* Mostly {{Deconstructed}} and {{Subverted}} in Series/OnceUponATime.

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* Mostly {{Deconstructed}} {{deconstructed|trope}} and {{Subverted}} {{subverted|Trope}} in Series/OnceUponATime.''Series/OnceUponATime''.



* Damon and Elena from TheVampireDiaries

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* Damon and Elena from TheVampireDiaries ''Series/TheVampireDiaries''.



* Played with in the case of Nina and George, in ''Series/{{Being Human|UK}}''. While George is a werewolf, he's a normal person for most of the time. Nina still loves him after learning what he is though, [[spoiler:and later episodes reveal that even as a werewolf, George is capable of recognizing Nina as his "mate" and refraining from attacking her.]]

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* Played with in the case of Nina and George, in ''Series/{{Being Human|UK}}''. While George is a werewolf, he's a normal person for most of the time. Nina still loves him after learning what he is though, [[spoiler:and later episodes reveal that even as a werewolf, George is capable of recognizing Nina as his "mate" and refraining from attacking her.]]her]].



* In a 2009 ''Playboy'' interview, Creator/HughLaurie compared Gregory {{Series/House}} to both the Beast and ThePhantomOfTheOpera. Any of his [[LoveInterest love interests]] might contend for the role of the Beauty/Christine analogue, but [[TheHeart Cameron]] is the most straightforward choice - female, [[WideEyedIdealist idealistic]], [[MoralityPet bringing out the best in him]] ([[JerkWithAHeartOfGold relatively speaking]]), and [[YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre able to see the good in House even when no one else can]].
* An "intelligent and cynical beast" example: When lovely young Clara Oswald first meets the humanoid alien Doctor in Series 7 of ''Series/DoctorWho'', he's in [[Creator/MattSmith his youthful, boyish, amiable eleventh life]] and they quickly bond. Then he regenerates into a ''much'' [[Creator/PeterCapaldi older-looking man]] whose gaunt, grim appearance (particularly his BigOlEyebrows and [[DeathGlare death glares]]), pricklier, more pragmatic personality, and [[NoSocialSkills lack of social skills]] are off-putting to everyone he meets, including Clara for a significant chunk of Series 8. Even as she travels with him, she is also romancing a handsome fellow schoolteacher close to her own age. Gradually she comes to understand and accept Twelve and remains his MoralityChain. His biggest BerserkButton is the prospect of her being harmed or killed, whereupon he's willing to go to desperate lengths (verging on UnstoppableRage) to save her or have vengeance. After [[spoiler: her boyfriend dies (and the Doctor tries, unsuccessfully, to save him)]], their relationship becomes more affectionate and his personality and appearance soften. Sadly, the final stretch of Series 9 has [[spoiler: her Killed Off For Real]], in part because their personalities have become too similar and she has developed his ChronicHeroSyndrome. When this is followed by horrific torture being inflicted on him, his full potential for beastly behavior is revealed as he temporarily becomes a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds [[spoiler: in hopes of bringing her back]]. When all is said and done they are separated forever.

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* In a 2009 ''Playboy'' interview, Creator/HughLaurie compared Gregory {{Series/House}} to both the Beast and ThePhantomOfTheOpera. Any of his [[LoveInterest love interests]] LoveInterests might contend for the role of the Beauty/Christine analogue, but [[TheHeart Cameron]] is the most straightforward choice - female, [[WideEyedIdealist idealistic]], [[MoralityPet bringing out the best in him]] ([[JerkWithAHeartOfGold relatively speaking]]), and [[YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre able to see the good in House even when no one else can]].
* An "intelligent and cynical beast" example: When lovely young Clara Oswald first meets the humanoid alien Doctor in Series 7 of ''Series/DoctorWho'', he's in [[Creator/MattSmith his youthful, boyish, amiable eleventh life]] and they quickly bond. Then he regenerates into a ''much'' [[Creator/PeterCapaldi older-looking man]] whose gaunt, grim appearance (particularly his BigOlEyebrows and [[DeathGlare death glares]]), {{death glare}}s), pricklier, more pragmatic personality, and [[NoSocialSkills lack of social skills]] are off-putting to everyone he meets, including Clara for a significant chunk of Series 8. Even as she travels with him, she is also romancing a handsome fellow schoolteacher close to her own age. Gradually she comes to understand and accept Twelve and remains his MoralityChain. His biggest BerserkButton is the prospect of her being harmed or killed, whereupon he's willing to go to desperate lengths (verging on UnstoppableRage) to save her or have vengeance. After [[spoiler: her boyfriend dies (and the Doctor tries, unsuccessfully, to save him)]], their relationship becomes more affectionate and his personality and appearance soften. Sadly, the final stretch of Series 9 has [[spoiler: her Killed Off For Real]], in part because their personalities have become too similar and she has developed his ChronicHeroSyndrome. When this is followed by horrific torture being inflicted on him, his full potential for beastly behavior is revealed as he temporarily becomes a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds [[spoiler: in hopes of bringing her back]]. When all is said and done they are separated forever.



* A popular practice in GothicMetal and SymphonicMetal bands is [[SopranoAndGravel to perform a duet of a male growler and a female soprano singer]]. They're often given the roles of "The Beauty" and "The Beast" in song's lyrics. Examples include "Devil and the Deep Dark Ocean" by Nightwish, "Nyphetamine" by CradleOfFilth, "As the Shadows Dance" by TheatreOfTragedy, among many others.
* Invoked in {{Lordi}}'s song "Would You Love a Monsterman?", and also with Mr. Lordi himself. His backstory has him perpetually searching for his One True Love, and his music videos often having him/the band pursuing or aiding a young (human) woman.
* StevieNicks's "Beauty and the Beast".
* The theme song for Disney's ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' of the same title, sung by Mrs. Potts in-universe and out of 'verse by CelineDion and Peabo Bryson.

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* A popular practice in GothicMetal and SymphonicMetal bands is [[SopranoAndGravel to perform a duet of a male growler and a female soprano singer]]. They're often given the roles of "The Beauty" and "The Beast" in song's lyrics. Examples include "Devil and the Deep Dark Ocean" by Nightwish, "Nyphetamine" by CradleOfFilth, Music/CradleOfFilth, "As the Shadows Dance" by TheatreOfTragedy, Music/TheatreOfTragedy, among many others.
* Invoked in {{Lordi}}'s Music/{{Lordi}}'s song "Would You Love a Monsterman?", and also with Mr. Lordi himself. His backstory has him perpetually searching for his One True Love, and his music videos often having him/the band pursuing or aiding a young (human) woman.
* StevieNicks's Music/StevieNicks's "Beauty and the Beast".
* The theme song for Disney's ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' of the same title, sung by Mrs. Potts in-universe and out of 'verse by CelineDion Music/CelineDion and Peabo Bryson.



* The [[Myth/GreekMythology Greek god]] Hephaestus, son of Zeus and Hera, was so ugly he got thrown off Mt. Olympus as a baby and was crippled upon landing (or was defenestrated because he was born crippled). When the goddess of love, Aphrodite, needed a husband, all the unwed gods (including Hephaestus) were lined up for her to make her choice. Zeus chose Hephaestus for her -- and she was completely and utterly ''un''faithful to him.

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* The [[Myth/GreekMythology [[Classical/GreekMythology Greek god]] Hephaestus, son of Zeus and Hera, was so ugly he got thrown off Mt. Olympus as a baby and was crippled upon landing (or was defenestrated because he was born crippled). When the goddess of love, Aphrodite, needed a husband, all the unwed gods (including Hephaestus) were lined up for her to make her choice. Zeus chose Hephaestus for her -- and she was completely and utterly ''un''faithful to him.



* ''CyranoDeBergerac'' has the ugly WarriorPoet Cyrano fall in love with his beautiful [[UnluckyChildhoodFriend childhood friend]] ([[KissingCousins and cousin]]) Roxane but never tell her until his deathbed, instead setting her up with the handsome-but-tonguetied Christian. When Roxane tells the dying Cyrano that she loves him, he jokes that [[RealityEnsues he won't be magically made handsome and brought back to life]] like the Beast in "Beauty and the Beast".

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* ''CyranoDeBergerac'' ''Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac'' has the ugly WarriorPoet Cyrano fall in love with his beautiful [[UnluckyChildhoodFriend childhood friend]] ([[KissingCousins and cousin]]) Roxane but never tell her until his deathbed, instead setting her up with the handsome-but-tonguetied Christian. When Roxane tells the dying Cyrano that she loves him, he jokes that [[RealityEnsues he won't be magically made handsome and brought back to life]] like the Beast in "Beauty and the Beast".



* A variation in ''JakAndDaxter'': Daxter meets a girl who falls in love with him, despite him being a two-foot-tall [[WeaselMascot ottsel]] (he was originally a [[RubberForeheadAlien humanoid]] just like her). Inverted in that ''she'' does most of the protecting, indirectly by giving the powerful weapons she makes to his HeterosexualLifePartner Jak and threatening hell on anyone who harms him. In [[Jak3Wastelander the third game]], [[spoiler:Daxter finally gets the chance to become normal again, but he decides against it. But it works out, when the girl in question gets turned into an Ottsel herself shortly afterward.]]
* In the ending of ''MetalGearSolid4'', [[spoiler:Raiden makes this comparison between him and Rose. Rose fiercely denies this, saying that he is ''not'' a beast -- he is their son's father as well as the man she loves.]]

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* A variation in ''JakAndDaxter'': ''Franchise/JakAndDaxter'': Daxter meets a girl who falls in love with him, despite him being a two-foot-tall [[WeaselMascot ottsel]] (he was originally a [[RubberForeheadAlien [[RubberForeheadAliens humanoid]] just like her). Inverted in that ''she'' does most of the protecting, indirectly by giving the powerful weapons she makes to his HeterosexualLifePartner {{Heterosexual Life Partner}}s Jak and threatening hell on anyone who harms him. In [[Jak3Wastelander [[VideoGame/Jak3Wastelander the third game]], [[spoiler:Daxter finally gets the chance to become normal again, but he decides against it. But it works out, when the girl in question gets turned into an Ottsel herself shortly afterward.]]
afterward]].
* In the ending of ''MetalGearSolid4'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'', [[spoiler:Raiden makes this comparison between him and Rose. Rose fiercely denies this, saying that he is ''not'' a beast -- he is their son's father as well as the man she loves.]]loves]].



* The webcomic ''Webcomic/KevinAndKell'' reversed this in every way imaginable -- not only are the genders reversed, the "beast" is the ''Human'', since the comic takes place in a world of {{Funny Animal}}s. It all, of course, culminates in a perfect replay of the [[http://www.kevinandkell.com/2002/kk0707.html ballroom scene]] from Disney's ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''... with the only difference being who is the Beauty and who is the Beast.

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* The webcomic ''Webcomic/KevinAndKell'' reversed this in every way imaginable -- not only are the genders reversed, the "beast" is the ''Human'', since the comic takes place in a world of {{Funny Animal}}s. It all, of course, culminates in a perfect replay of the [[http://www.kevinandkell.com/2002/kk0707.html ballroom scene]] from Disney's ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''... with the only difference being who is the Beauty and who is the Beast.



* The "beast" in ''SlightlyDamned'' (a demon) is told an in-universe variant of the trope-naming story. He doesn't like it, since even if he is loved by his "beauty" (an angel), he'll never stop being a demon. [[InterspeciesRomance This becomes less and less of an impediment as the story progresses]].

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* The "beast" in ''SlightlyDamned'' ''WebComic/SlightlyDamned'' (a demon) is told an in-universe variant of the trope-naming story. He doesn't like it, since even if he is loved by his "beauty" (an angel), he'll never stop being a demon. [[InterspeciesRomance This becomes less and less of an impediment as the story progresses]].



* [[Webcomic/TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella Wonderella]] gets kidnapped to be the "beauty" part of a parody on the Disney classic. She opts instead to reassure the Beast that there's a fetish for everything, and [[spoiler: hunts down the enchantress who cast the spell, as the enchantress also cursed the completely innocent castle servants]].

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* [[Webcomic/TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella Wonderella]] ''Webcomic/TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella'': Wonderella gets kidnapped to be the "beauty" part of a parody on the Disney classic. She opts instead to reassure the Beast that there's a fetish for everything, and [[spoiler: hunts down the enchantress who cast the spell, as the enchantress also cursed the completely innocent castle servants]].



* In ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'', the demon-esque [[NiceGuy Nightcrawler]] becomes the boyfriend of pretty-girl [[ButYourWingsAreBeautiful Amanda Sefton]].
** And in ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen'', he has some mutual UST with the smokin' hot ComicBook/ScarletWitch.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'', the demon-esque [[NiceGuy Nightcrawler]] ComicBook/{{Nightcrawler}} becomes the boyfriend of pretty-girl [[ButYourWingsAreBeautiful Amanda Sefton]].
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Sefton]]. And in ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen'', he has some mutual UST with the smokin' hot ComicBook/ScarletWitch.
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* Gender-Flipped version from ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' : strong, often violent one eyed sewer mutant Leela and amiable human nice guy Fry. She definitely typifies the "beat up anyone who might hurt him" side of Beast, he the emotional, kind, sees the good in the world side of Beauty.
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* ''YoungAvengers'' has a same-sex version with Wiccan, a SquishyWizard, and Hulkling, well, a Hulk-esque shapeshifter.
* Tragic example: Marv and Goldie in ''SinCity''. He has a single beautiful night with a HookerWithAHeartOfGold. Then she is murdered horribly, and Marv framed for the murder. Cue the RoaringRampageOfRevenge...

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* ''YoungAvengers'' ''ComicBook/YoungAvengers'' has a same-sex version with Wiccan, a SquishyWizard, and Hulkling, well, a Hulk-esque shapeshifter.
* Tragic example: Marv and Goldie in ''SinCity''.''ComicBook/SinCity''. He has a single beautiful night with a HookerWithAHeartOfGold. Then she is murdered horribly, and Marv framed for the murder. Cue the RoaringRampageOfRevenge...
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