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8th May '16 6:23:27 AM Morgenthaler
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** Of course it's also the driving plot point of the original ''MissCongeniality'', when [[UnnecessaryMakeover Sandra Bullock]] has it done to ''her''.
28th Mar '16 2:58:55 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''[[Manga/{{Kuragehime}} Princess Jellyfish]]'', Kuranosuke becomes convinced that Tsukimi is one of these, and decides to give her a makeover to prove it. Tsukimi was not amused, because she and the rest of the Amars think that making yourself over is like going over to the 'enemy' i.e. the side of the trendy people.

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* In ''[[Manga/{{Kuragehime}} ''[[Manga/PrincessJellyfish Princess Jellyfish]]'', Kuranosuke becomes convinced that Tsukimi is one of these, and decides to give her a makeover to prove it. Tsukimi was not amused, because she and the rest of the Amars think that making yourself over is like going over to the 'enemy' i.e. the side of the trendy people.
18th Mar '16 11:45:36 AM Willbyr
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* Likewise, in ''Manga/IchigoOneHundredPercent'', Toujou Aya becomes better looking by letting her bangs down, and beautiful by taking off her glasses and unbraiding her hair.

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* Likewise, in ''Manga/IchigoOneHundredPercent'', ''Manga/StrawberryOneHundredPercent'', Toujou Aya becomes better looking by letting her bangs down, and beautiful by taking off her glasses and unbraiding her hair.
14th Mar '16 5:53:30 PM Paranoia
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* Subverted in ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' when Lane stops wearing her glasses to look better to Zach, who prefers her with them.

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* Subverted in ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' when Lane stops wearing her glasses to look better to Zach, who prefers her with them. Agreeing that she looked better before and imploring her to switch back is actually how he and her disapproving mother first start to get along.



** Thrice, actually. The first time was in "Halloween:". Buffy convinces Willow to dress a little more racily for Halloween and Willow proceeds to put her hair up, apply a bit of make-up and wear a midriff top with black mini skirt and boots. She eventually feels too self-conscious and goes out wearing a ghost costume over the outfit. At the end she tosses the costume away and walks more confidently in the original outfit just as her future boyfriend Oz drives by and notices her.

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** Thrice, actually. The first time was in "Halloween:". Buffy convinces Willow to dress a little more racily for Halloween and Willow proceeds to put her hair up, apply a bit of make-up and wear a midriff top with black mini skirt and boots. She eventually feels too self-conscious and goes out wearing a ghost BedsheetGhost costume over the outfit. At the end she tosses the costume away and walks more confidently in the original outfit just as her future boyfriend Oz drives by and notices her.



*** This trope could also be applied to Xander in "Go Fish." He spends the majority of the series in rather unflattering clothes, and goes undercover ("Not under much," as Buffy says) on the swim team, and Cordelia, Buffy, and Willow are rather stunned to find out that Xander has a good body when in a Speedo.

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*** This trope could also be applied to Xander in "Go Fish." He spends the majority of the series in rather unflattering clothes, and goes undercover ("Not under much," as Buffy says) on the swim team, and Cordelia, Buffy, and Willow [[EatingTheEyeCandy are rather stunned to find out that Xander has a good body when in a Speedo.Speedo]].
9th Mar '16 1:23:46 AM rafi
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* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad''
** Double Subverted in the ''Film/{{Avatar}}'' parody episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', where Phyllis, a girl interested in Steve, lets down her hair and takes off her glasses to reveal... an unkempt afro and beady eyes. DoubleSubversion in that he still finds her attractive. Possibly moreso.
** Subverted in an episode featuring a Kathy and Hoda style morning show, only drunker and crueler. They take a dowdy woman and when she comes out after the makeover, looking better, they say "Oh, we've got another one!". They then display a sign saying "Unsalvageable" and pull a cord dropping her into a trapdoor.
* ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries The New Batman Adventures]]'' episode [[Recap/TheNewBatmanAdventuresE13MeanSeasons "Mean Seasons"]] plays it straight as a twist. A villain going by the name "Calendar Girl" kidnaps various fashion and cosmetics bigwigs in order to exact her revenge from them. The villain wears a metal mask that conceals her face completely and constantly fumes about how the industry has ruined her, especially her beautiful face. In the end of the episode, [[spoiler: it is revealed that she is flawlessly beautiful, but is so distraught by her perceived flaws that she believes herself to be immeasurably hideous.]]
* On ''WesternAnimation/CloneHigh,'' the last two episodes just sort of mocked this trope. Joan is already quite good-looking, and as Abe tries to find her "hidden beauty" he just insults her unintentionally.



* On ''WesternAnimation/CloneHigh,'' the last two episodes just sort of mocked this trope. Joan is already quite good-looking, and as Abe tries to find her "hidden beauty" he just insults her unintentionally.
* Subverted in the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "The List". Kyle convinces one of the ugly girls to take off her coke bottle eye-magnifying glasses. Turns out that her eyes are tiny and practically on the sides of her head.
-->'''Kyle''': Let's just... put those back on.
* Yet another subversion, in a scene from ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones On the Rocks'': Wilma walks into the bedroom with her hair down and in skimpy clothing, complete with {{Sexophone}} accompaniment. Fred at first seems to react according to the trope, but it turns out that Wilma was blocking his view of the TV. Seriously, we are in serious need of straight examples in this section...
* Starfire is an odd example in the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' episode "Transformation". She's beautiful to begin with, but the change she undergoes in the episode (which is similar to Tameranian puberty, but more extreme in her case) turns her ugly - temporarily. When it's over, she's not only beautiful again, she's ''far'' more powerful, as if the short "ugly period" was needed to strengthen her powers.
* Gwen Stacy in ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan''. Seriously, she went from one of the cast's dowdiest female members to flat out gorgeous. Mary Jane was too kind.
** Though because of this [[OnlySixFaces she just looked like a blonde version of MJ]], and [[NerdsAreSexy many of the fans preferred how she looked]].

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* On ''WesternAnimation/CloneHigh,'' In the last two episodes just sort of mocked this trope. Joan is already quite good-looking, Creator/ComedyCentral series ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether,'' Clara's retarded cousin "Bleh," who normally wore confining clothes and as Abe tries to find her "hidden beauty" he just insults her unintentionally.
* Subverted in the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "The List". Kyle convinces one of the ugly girls to take off her coke bottle eye-magnifying glasses. Turns out that her eyes are tiny and practically on the sides of her head.
-->'''Kyle''': Let's just... put those back on.
* Yet another subversion, in
a scene from ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones On the Rocks'': Wilma walks into the bedroom with her hair down and in skimpy clothing, complete with {{Sexophone}} accompaniment. Fred at first seems to react according to the trope, but it protective helmet, turns out that Wilma was blocking his view of the TV. Seriously, we are in serious need of straight examples in this section...
* Starfire is an odd example in the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' episode "Transformation". She's beautiful
to begin with, but the change she undergoes in the episode (which is similar to Tameranian puberty, but be more extreme in her case) turns her ugly - temporarily. When it's over, she's not only beautiful again, she's ''far'' more powerful, as if the short "ugly period" was needed to strengthen her powers.
* Gwen Stacy in ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan''. Seriously, she went from one of the cast's dowdiest female members to flat out gorgeous. Mary Jane was too kind.
** Though
than "not just hot-- but ''retarded'' hot" because of this [[OnlySixFaces she just looked like a blonde version of MJ]], her slack jaw and [[NerdsAreSexy many of the fans preferred how she looked]].dual lazy-eyes making her look impossibly sexy for a "normal" girl.



* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' plays this with [[ButtMonkey Meg]], who goes from a girl who's so ugly that people commit suicide by burning themselves to death rather than look at her to a very attractive woman. Meg eventually abandons it after becoming conceited, being humiliated on national television, and deciding that it is too hard to maintain.
* For the first two seasons of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' Hawkgirl always wore a [[http://www.andrewapproved.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/10/hawkgirl.jpg Wolverine-like mask giving her black dots for eyes]] and you never saw her whole face. At the end of the season two episode "Wild Cards" she sits at the bedside of an injured Green Lantern in the Watchtower. The two have been building a romance for the past two years. Green Lantern finally takes off her mask and she's revealed to be [[http://chaplainandrews.files.wordpress.com/2006/08/temp_jl_hawkgirl_unmasked.jpg absolutely gorgeous]] with beautiful green eyes.
** In an episode of ''Unlimited'', ComicBook/{{Huntress}} jokingly declares ComicBook/TheQuestion (Vic Sage, the male one) to be the ugliest guy ever to wear a featureless mask all the time. Even after the RelationshipUpgrade, she still hadn't seen his face. In part of the season finale, Q is beaten to within an inch of his life. He lets her remove his mask to kiss him, and he remarks that she was right on her joke. [[Heartwarming/JusticeLeague She still finds him attractive.]]
* A scene from ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones On the Rocks'': Wilma walks into the bedroom with her hair down and in skimpy clothing, complete with {{Sexophone}} accompaniment. Fred at first seems to react according to the trope, but it turns out that Wilma was blocking his view of the TV.



* In ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' episode "Mystery Solvers Club State Finals", the principal of the school (where the finals are held) looks very professional and...well, not '''un'''attractive. Yet it's not until she saves a life from drowning that she feels "alive!" She tosses off her glasses, releases her flowing hair from [[PrimAndProperBun bun-captivity]], and possibly the top button on her coat becomes undone, becoming the kind of school official whose office a teenaged boy wouldn't mind being sent.



* ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries The New Batman Adventures]]'' episode [[Recap/TheNewBatmanAdventuresE13MeanSeasons "Mean Seasons"]] plays it straight as a twist. A villain going by the name "Calendar Girl" kidnaps various fashion and cosmetics bigwigs in order to exact her revenge from them. The villain wears a metal mask that conceals her face completely and constantly fumes about how the industry has ruined her, especially her beautiful face. In the end of the episode, [[spoiler: it is revealed that she is flawlessly beautiful, but is so distraught by her perceived flaws that she believes herself to be immeasurably hideous.]]
* For the first two seasons of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' Hawkgirl always wore a [[http://www.andrewapproved.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/10/hawkgirl.jpg Wolverine-like mask giving her black dots for eyes]] and you never saw her whole face. At the end of the season two episode "Wild Cards" she sits at the bedside of an injured Green Lantern in the Watchtower. The two have been building a romance for the past two years. Green Lantern finally takes off her mask and she's revealed to be [[http://chaplainandrews.files.wordpress.com/2006/08/temp_jl_hawkgirl_unmasked.jpg absolutely gorgeous]] with beautiful green eyes.
** You can practically hear John's brain screaming "JACKPOT!!!" the way he smiles right after.
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ak533nC6tb8 Judas Priest!]]
** In an episode of ''Unlimited'', ComicBook/{{Huntress}} jokingly declares ComicBook/TheQuestion (Vic Sage, the male one) to be the ugliest guy ever to wear a featureless mask all the time. Even after the RelationshipUpgrade, she still hadn't seen his face. In part of the season finale, Q is beaten to within an inch of his life. He lets her remove his mask to kiss him, and he remarks that she was right on her joke. [[Heartwarming/JusticeLeague She still finds him attractive.]]
* In the Creator/ComedyCentral series ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether,'' Clara's retarded cousin "Bleh," who normally wore confining clothes and a protective helmet, turns out to be more than "not just hot-- but ''retarded'' hot" because of her slack jaw and dual lazy-eyes making her look impossibly sexy for a "normal" girl.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' plays this with [[ButtMonkey Meg]], who goes from a girl who's so ugly that people commit suicide by burning themselves to death rather than look at her to a very attractive woman. Meg eventually abandons it after becoming conceited, being humiliated on national television, and deciding that it is too hard to maintain.

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* ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries The New Batman Adventures]]'' Subverted in the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode [[Recap/TheNewBatmanAdventuresE13MeanSeasons "Mean Seasons"]] plays it straight as a twist. A villain going by the name "Calendar Girl" kidnaps various fashion and cosmetics bigwigs in order to exact her revenge from them. The villain wears a metal mask that conceals her face completely and constantly fumes about how the industry has ruined her, especially her beautiful face. In the end "The List". Kyle convinces one of the episode, [[spoiler: it is revealed that she is flawlessly beautiful, but is so distraught by her perceived flaws that she believes herself ugly girls to be immeasurably hideous.]]
* For the first two seasons of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' Hawkgirl always wore a [[http://www.andrewapproved.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/10/hawkgirl.jpg Wolverine-like mask giving her black dots for eyes]] and you never saw her whole face. At the end of the season two episode "Wild Cards" she sits at the bedside of an injured Green Lantern in the Watchtower. The two have been building a romance for the past two years. Green Lantern finally takes
take off her mask coke bottle eye-magnifying glasses. Turns out that her eyes are tiny and she's revealed to be [[http://chaplainandrews.files.wordpress.com/2006/08/temp_jl_hawkgirl_unmasked.jpg absolutely gorgeous]] with beautiful green eyes.
** You can
practically hear John's brain screaming "JACKPOT!!!" on the way he smiles right after.
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ak533nC6tb8 Judas Priest!]]
** In an episode
sides of ''Unlimited'', ComicBook/{{Huntress}} jokingly declares ComicBook/TheQuestion (Vic Sage, the male one) to be the ugliest guy ever to wear a featureless mask all the time. Even after the RelationshipUpgrade, her head.
-->'''Kyle''': Let's just... put those back on.
* Gwen Stacy in ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan''. Seriously,
she still hadn't seen his face. In part went from one of the season finale, Q is beaten cast's dowdiest female members to within an inch of his life. He lets her remove his mask to kiss him, and he remarks that she flat out gorgeous. Mary Jane was right on her joke. [[Heartwarming/JusticeLeague She still finds him attractive.]]
* In the Creator/ComedyCentral series ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether,'' Clara's retarded cousin "Bleh," who normally wore confining clothes and a protective helmet, turns out to be more than "not just hot-- but ''retarded'' hot"
too kind.
** Though
because of her slack jaw and dual lazy-eyes making her look impossibly sexy for a "normal" girl.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' plays
this with [[ButtMonkey Meg]], who goes from [[OnlySixFaces she just looked like a girl who's so ugly that people commit suicide by burning themselves to death rather than look at her to a very attractive woman. Meg eventually abandons it after becoming conceited, being humiliated on national television, blonde version of MJ]], and deciding that it is too hard to maintain.[[NerdsAreSexy many of the fans preferred how she looked]].



* In ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' episode "Mystery Solvers Club State Finals", the principal of the school (where the finals are held) looks very professional and...well, not '''un'''attractive. Yet it's not until she saves a life from drowning that she feels "alive!" She tosses off her glasses, releases her flowing hair from [[PrimAndProperBun bun-captivity]], and possibly the top button on her coat becomes undone, becoming the kind of school official whose office a teenaged boy wouldn't mind being sent.

to:

* In ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' Starfire is an odd example in the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' episode "Mystery Solvers Club State Finals", "Transformation". She's beautiful to begin with, but the principal of change she undergoes in the school (where the finals are held) looks very professional and...well, not '''un'''attractive. Yet episode (which is similar to Tameranian puberty, but more extreme in her case) turns her ugly - temporarily. When it's over, she's not until she saves a life from drowning that she feels "alive!" She tosses off only beautiful again, she's ''far'' more powerful, as if the short "ugly period" was needed to strengthen her glasses, releases her flowing hair from [[PrimAndProperBun bun-captivity]], and possibly the top button on her coat becomes undone, becoming the kind of school official whose office a teenaged boy wouldn't mind being sent.powers.



* Subverted in the ''Film/{{Avatar}}'' parody episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', where Phyllis, a girl interested in Steve, lets down her hair and takes off her glasses to reveal... an unkempt afro and beady eyes. DoubleSubversion in that he still finds her attractive. Possibly moreso.
* Subverted in American Dad featuring a Kathy and Hoda style morning show, only drunker and crueler. They take a dowdy woman and when she comes out after the makeover, looking better, they say "Oh, we've got another one!". They then display a sign saying "Unsalvageable" and pull a cord dropping her into a trapdoor.
4th Mar '16 2:19:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* Subverted in ''Film/{{Legend}}'' for many fans, who consider Mia Sara more attractive as [[EvilIsSexy "Dark Lili"]] than "Princess Lili". ([[AbsoluteCleavage Her costume]] certainly didn't hurt.)

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* Subverted in ''Film/{{Legend}}'' ''Film/{{Legend 1985}}'' for many fans, who consider Mia Sara more attractive as [[EvilIsSexy "Dark Lili"]] than "Princess Lili". ([[AbsoluteCleavage Her costume]] certainly didn't hurt.)
5th Feb '16 9:45:35 PM jormis29
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* ''That 80s Show'', the short lived spin off of ''That 70s Show'', actually managed to do this right by taking the very attractive Chyler Leigh and putting her in so much heavy goth punk rocker make up that she truly did become unrecognizable, allowing her natural beauty to shine more effectively for the rare occasions where she was seen without the punk make up.

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* ''That 80s Show'', the short lived spin off of ''That 70s Show'', ''Series/That80sShow'' actually managed to do this right by taking the very attractive Chyler Leigh and putting her in so much heavy goth punk rocker make up that she truly did become unrecognizable, allowing her natural beauty to shine more effectively for the rare occasions where she was seen without the punk make up.
17th Jan '16 5:28:02 PM AnotherDuck
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* In ''Anime/CodeGeass,'' Nina Einstein, who looked extremely dorky and nerdy in the first season, returns in the second season with an updated look, that she looked quite beautiful. However, the rule 'inside beauty' still plays here, and as she still held her Scrappy qualities until almost the end of the series, people think her makeover does not help make her more beautiful at all, and even refuse to accept her CharacterDevelopment.

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* In ''Anime/CodeGeass,'' Nina Einstein, who looked extremely dorky and nerdy in the first season, returns in the second season with an updated look, that she looked quite beautiful. However, the rule 'inside beauty' still plays here, and as she still held her Scrappy qualities until almost the end of the series, people think her makeover does not help make her more beautiful at all, and even refuse to accept her CharacterDevelopment.
17th Jan '16 5:25:59 PM AnotherDuck
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* In ''Anime/CodeGeass,'' TheScrappy Nina Einstein, who looked extremely dorky and nerdy in the first season, returns in the second season with an updated look, that she looked quite beautiful. However, the rule 'inside beauty' still plays here, and as she still held her Scrappy qualities until almost the end of the series, people think her makeover does not help make her more beautiful at all, and even refuse to accept her CharacterDevelopment.

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* In ''Anime/CodeGeass,'' TheScrappy Nina Einstein, who looked extremely dorky and nerdy in the first season, returns in the second season with an updated look, that she looked quite beautiful. However, the rule 'inside beauty' still plays here, and as she still held her Scrappy qualities until almost the end of the series, people think her makeover does not help make her more beautiful at all, and even refuse to accept her CharacterDevelopment.
6th Jan '16 9:55:48 PM Doug86
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** In [[Film/TheSpirit the movie]] by FrankMiller, Ellen starts out beautiful.

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** In [[Film/TheSpirit the movie]] by FrankMiller, Creator/FrankMiller, Ellen starts out beautiful.
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