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18th Jun '18 9:10:06 AM A51_Trooper
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** There's also The Oddish line in regards to Gloom, which is pretty much the least aesthetically pleasing. Evolving it into [[HulaAndLuaus Bellossom]] is nothing short of an {{ugly duckling}} story. Even Vileplume seems like more of a reversion to Oddish's cuteness.
** Popplio is nothing short of a ugly duckling story. Initially it has a goofy [[NonIronicClown clown]] look with a very large GagNose. It's first evolution stage [[MagicIdolSinger Brionne]] is significantly cuter, before becoming a [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent Primarina]], a very elegant and feminine seal siren/mermaid who sings songs. Popplio's GagNose also gets smaller through evolving to emphasize it's transformation from clown-like seal to a CuteMonsterGirl.

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** There's also The Oddish line in regards to Gloom, which is pretty much the least aesthetically pleasing. Evolving it into [[HulaAndLuaus Bellossom]] is nothing short of an {{ugly duckling}} ugly duckling story. Even Vileplume seems like more of a reversion to Oddish's cuteness.
** Popplio is nothing short of a ugly duckling story. Initially it has a goofy [[NonIronicClown clown]] look with a very large GagNose. It's first evolution stage [[MagicIdolSinger Brionne]] is significantly cuter, before becoming a [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent Primarina]], a very elegant and feminine seal siren/mermaid who sings songs. Popplio's GagNose also gets smaller through evolving to emphasize it's transformation from clown-like seal to a CuteMonsterGirl.CuteMonsterGirl with [[LongHairIsFeminine long hair]].
1st Jun '18 4:33:02 AM batty3108
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* TruthInTelevision. The right haircut, dress sense and accessorising can ''dramatically'' change one's appearance. For some people, it can be as simple as wearing shirts that fit, or styling their hair differently. In other cases, someone who has for years been considered homely-looking can get a flattering haircut, change up their fashion sense to suit their build, stop (or start!) wearing glasses or just change the frames, and suddenly find themselves with a lot more romantic attention.
* Can cross over with SheIsAllGrownUp when picking a new look in the course of growing up results in this. When they're young, most people tend to follow passing trends exactly, or allow other people to make choices for them (parents choosing clothes, friends "suggesting" certain things, etc.) However, after a few years, and a hefty amount of trial and error, most people tend to find what works specifically for them. For women, it's finding what products work with your complexion, and what hairstyle (long, short, lighter, darker, etc.) complements their face, while men tend to find out that some faces look wrong with facial hair, and others look wrong WITHOUT it. Alongside the ending of puberty, which makes everyone's face and body go haywire during high school, and a very awkward teenager can become a very attractive 20-something.



* A large number of people go through this in real life, no extreme makeover necessary. When they're young, most people tend to follow passing trends exactly, or allow other people to make choices for them (parents choosing clothes, friends "suggesting" certain things, etc.) However, after a few years, and a hefty amount of trial and error, most people tend to find what works specifically for them. For women, it's finding what products work with your complexion, and what hairstyle (long, short, lighter, darker, etc.) complements their face, while men tend to find out that some faces look wrong with facial hair, and others look wrong WITHOUT it. Alongside the ending of puberty, which makes everyone's face and body go haywire during high school, and a very awkward teenager can become a very attractive 20-something.



* Many of the young actors in the ''Film/HarryPotter'' movies started out as average and geeky looking as befit their characters and became very attractive as they grew up. The most noteworthy examples are Creator/EmmaWatson (Hermione Granger) and Creator/MatthewLewis (Neville Longbottom).

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* Many of the young actors in the ''Film/HarryPotter'' movies started out as average and geeky looking as befit their characters and became very attractive as they grew up. The most noteworthy examples are Creator/EmmaWatson (Hermione Granger) and Creator/MatthewLewis (Neville Longbottom). Matt Lewis' transformation was so drastic that "[[PersonAsVerb to Neville Longbottom]]" has become a bit of a FanSpeak verb amongst Potterheads, meaning "to have puberty do you ''all'' sorts of favours".
18th May '18 7:28:57 AM VelvetPierrot
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** Ironically, this was also one of the contributing factors for the baby boom right after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. Many American [=GIs=] left for Europe or the Pacific without a girl back home, but after the war was over, they certainly didn't have many issues finding a woman to settle down with... even if they weren't a US Citizen.[[/folder]]
* Japanese professional shogi player Manao Kagawa used to be look tomboyish in her younger years, with her short hair, chubby build and eyeglasses. [http://en.goodtimes.my/2017/12/22/japanese-shogi-player-manao-kagawa-acted-little-boy-grown-appearance-changed-completely-netizens-said-star-4/ A few years later, and she cleaned up so well she looks like a completely different person.]

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** Ironically, this was also one of the contributing factors for the baby boom right after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. Many American [=GIs=] left for Europe or the Pacific without a girl back home, but after the war was over, they certainly didn't have many issues finding a woman to settle down with... even if they weren't a US Citizen.[[/folder]]
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* Japanese professional shogi player Manao Kagawa used to be look tomboyish in her younger years, with her short hair, chubby build and eyeglasses. [http://en.goodtimes.my/2017/12/22/japanese-shogi-player-manao-kagawa-acted-little-boy-grown-appearance-changed-completely-netizens-said-star-4/ A few years later, and she cleaned up so well she looks like a completely different person.]][[/folder]]
10th May '18 9:45:05 PM foxley
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* An episode of ''Series/MacGyver'' ("Twice Stung") references the cliche- for his next trick, Mac needs a woman's glasses, her hairpins and the top three buttons of her shirt (upper cleavage level). She complies and it turns out to be part of the con that they're pulling.

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* An episode of ''Series/MacGyver'' ''Series/MacGyver1985'' ("Twice Stung") references the cliche- for his next trick, Mac needs a woman's glasses, her hairpins and the top three buttons of her shirt (upper cleavage level). She complies and it turns out to be part of the con that they're pulling.
28th Apr '18 1:09:55 PM SayuriUliana
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* Japanese professional shogi player Manao Kagawa used to be look tomboyish in her younger years, with her short hair, chubby build and eyeglasses. [http://en.goodtimes.my/2017/12/22/japanese-shogi-player-manao-kagawa-acted-little-boy-grown-appearance-changed-completely-netizens-said-star-4/ A few years later, and she cleaned up so well she looks like a completely different person.]
21st Apr '18 5:14:24 AM jormis29
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* Subverted in 1962's ''ThatTouchOfMink'', starring Cary Grant when Gig Young tells a plain looking secretary to take off her glasses and let her hair down, and is disappointed to get the same woman with a bad squint and messy hair. [[ThisIsReality "Gee, it always works in the movies!"]]

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* Subverted in 1962's ''ThatTouchOfMink'', ''Film/ThatTouchOfMink'', starring Cary Grant when Gig Young tells a plain looking secretary to take off her glasses and let her hair down, and is disappointed to get the same woman with a bad squint and messy hair. [[ThisIsReality "Gee, it always works in the movies!"]]
16th Apr '18 7:21:14 PM MikeK
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* For about a quarter of the runtime of ''Some Freaks'', Jill is overweight and dressed in a deliberately off-putting semi-"punk rock" style (including piercings and green hair worn in an "undercut"). Partway through the film, she graduates high school and moves to college in California, where she loses 50 pounds, stops wearing her piercings, keeps her hair long and in her natural blonde color, and dresses more conventionally. She surprises her high school boyfriend with the changes, but he likes her better the old way - he keeps trying to tempt her off her diet, to the point of trying to trick her into eating some extremely fatty homemade mac and cheese, which leads to their breakup. It's also notable that even after her makeover, she's still considered heavy enough to be invited to a frat's "cattle call", a frat party where all attendees must invite a fat girl.
20th Nov '17 11:01:31 AM lillolillo
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* Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}: In her Linda Lee Danvers/Linda Lang/Kara Danvers SecretIdentity, Kara dyes and braids her hair and wears glasses in order to look like an incospicuous, average, geeky brunette instead of a stunningly beautiful blonde with an athletic build.
* Meggan, who would go on to become Captain Britain's girlfriend (and eventually wife) was introduced as a funny-looking, furry outcast in a dystopian alternate dimension. It eventually turned out that she was both an empath and a reflexive shapeshifter whose appearance reflected her feelings and the way everyone around her felt about her. She only seemed twisted and ugly because that's the way her home dimension treated her, but once Cap was nice to her for a while, she turned into a cross between Creator/MarilynMonroe and [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Galadriel]].

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* Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}: In her Linda Lee Danvers/Linda Lang/Kara Danvers Danvers/[[ComicBook/Supergirl2005 Linda Lang]]/[[ComicBook/SupergirlRebirth Kara Danvers]] SecretIdentity, Kara dyes and braids her hair and wears glasses in order to look like an incospicuous, average, geeky brunette instead of a stunningly beautiful blonde with an athletic build.
* ''ComicBook/{{Excalibur}}'': Meggan, who would go on to become Captain Britain's girlfriend (and eventually wife) was introduced as a funny-looking, furry outcast in a dystopian alternate dimension. It eventually turned out that she was both an empath and a reflexive shapeshifter whose appearance reflected her feelings and the way everyone around her felt about her. She only seemed twisted and ugly because that's the way her home dimension treated her, but once Cap was nice to her for a while, she turned into a cross between Creator/MarilynMonroe and [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Galadriel]].
7th Nov '17 3:27:33 PM MisterPolygon
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*** Also illogical since Vina says they put her together wrong because "... they had never seen a human being." However, except for their giant heads the Talosians look exactly like us so really they should have done it right.

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*** Also illogical since Vina says they put her together wrong because "... they had never seen a human being." However, except for their giant heads the Talosians look exactly like us so really they should have done it right.[[note]]This might be a holdover from an earlier draft of the script, where the Talosians were supposed to be humanoid crabs, and were changed to humans with big heads for budget reasons[[/note]]
5th Nov '17 7:40:54 AM RyzeGuy
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Nowadays, this trope is [[DiscreditedTrope dead in the water]], but it's still used from time to time. When it is, it often focuses on CharacterDevelopment or other plot changes as the key to unlocking beauty, but it rarely shakes the sense of being a BrokenAesop.

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Nowadays, this trope is [[DiscreditedTrope dead in the water]], but it's still used from time to time. When it is, it often focuses on usually claims that beauty is less important than the CharacterDevelopment or other plot changes as the key to unlocking beauty, but it rarely shakes the sense of being a BrokenAesop.
that unlock it, and ''sometimes'' it's convincing.
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