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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.
5th Nov '17 7:25:32 AM RyzeGuy
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Opposed by NerdsAreSexy. See SheIsAllGrownUp for the related prettification of a {{childhood friend|Romance}}. Contrast JustTheWayYouAre, UnnecessaryMakeover. The trope, SheCleansUpNicely, often differs in that the girl in question might like rough casual clothes or work gear most of the time, she knows damn well she can look stunningly good when she wants to be.

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Opposed by NerdsAreSexy. See SheIsAllGrownUp for the related prettification of a {{childhood friend|Romance}}. Contrast JustTheWayYouAre, UnnecessaryMakeover. The trope, SheCleansUpNicely, often differs in that while the girl in question might like rough casual clothes or work gear most of the time, she knows damn well she can look stunningly good when she wants to be.



See also SuetifulAllAlong and FanServicePack. Contrast IronyAsSheIsCast, where this is always the potential, but it is never tapped. ProgressivelyPrettier is applying a similar change to a character without much in-universe reaction, often between one adaptation and the next.

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 is often unconvincing.

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See also SuetifulAllAlong and FanServicePack. Contrast IronyAsSheIsCast, where this is always the potential, but it is never tapped. ProgressivelyPrettier is applying a similar change to a character without much in-universe reaction, often reaction (it's for the audience's benefit), because it's done either gradually or between one adaptation and the next.

adaptations.

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 is often unconvincing.
it rarely shakes the sense of being a BrokenAesop.
31st Oct '17 8:01:09 AM RyzeGuy
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See also IJustWantToBeBeautiful as the reason this trope exists.
Compare with IJustWantToBeSpecial and IJustWantToBeLoved when beauty isn't the only thing they desire and get before being revealed as beautiful all along.

See also SuetifulAllAlong and FanServicePack.
Contrast IronyAsSheIsCast, where this is always the potential, but it is never tapped.

Nowadays, this trope is [[DiscreditedTrope dead in the water]], but it's still used from time to time.

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See also IJustWantToBeBeautiful as the reason this trope exists.
exists. Compare with IJustWantToBeSpecial and IJustWantToBeLoved when beauty isn't the only thing they desire and get before being revealed as beautiful all along.

See also SuetifulAllAlong and FanServicePack.
FanServicePack. Contrast IronyAsSheIsCast, where this is always the potential, but it is never tapped.

tapped. ProgressivelyPrettier is applying a similar change to a character without much in-universe reaction, often between one adaptation and the next.

Nowadays, this trope is [[DiscreditedTrope dead in the water]], but it's still used from time to time.
time. When it is, it often focuses on CharacterDevelopment or other plot changes as the key to unlocking beauty, but is often unconvincing.
18th Oct '17 9:49:22 AM johnsmithxxi
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* ''Radio/TheBurnsAndAllenShow'': Gracie decides to give Ronnie's HollywoodHomely brainy friend Mildred a makeover and send them to the prom together.

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* ''Radio/TheBurnsAndAllenShow'': In "Ugly Duckling", Gracie decides to give Ronnie's HollywoodHomely brainy friend Mildred a makeover and send them to the prom together.
18th Oct '17 9:47:14 AM johnsmithxxi
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* ''Radio/TheBurnsAndAllenShow'': Gracie decides to give Ronnie's HollywoodHomely brainy friend Mildred a makeover and send them to the prom together.
27th Sep '17 4:42:27 AM CaptEquinox
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* Thanks to her FairyGodmother and a PimpedOutDress, this happens to Literature/{{Cinderella}}. This is also the case in many related FairyTale variants, such as "Katie Woodencloak," "Donkeyskin," and "Cap o' Rushes." (Aarne-Thompson Type 501a, to fairy-tale scholars.)

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* Thanks to her FairyGodmother and a PimpedOutDress, this happens to Literature/{{Cinderella}}. This is also the case in many related FairyTale variants, such as "Katie Woodencloak," "Donkeyskin," and "Cap o' Rushes." (Aarne-Thompson Type 501a, to fairy-tale scholars.)) A male version would be "Scurvyhead", a blonde prince who keeps his hair covered on purpose so he won't be recognized and just tells everybody he has dandruff.
30th Aug '17 6:35:29 PM Spanks
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** 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.
11th Aug '17 5:47:25 PM eowynjedi
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* Fanny Price in ''Literature/MansfieldPark''. Once her cousins go off and leave the neighborhood without its most prominent belles, everyone starts to realize that Fanny not only looks very well when some attention is paid to her appearance, she's very pleasant company too.
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