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23rd Mar '17 4:26:41 AM Andyroid
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*The visual novel "Song of Saya" is about a medical student who was in a car accident that damages his brain and causes him to hallucinate that everything around him is literally made out of blood and gore and the people are all monsters. He falls deeply in love with a girl named Saya, who actually IS an interdimensional mutant that he perceives as normal because of his distorted senses. He eventually alienates all of his original friends, goes insane, and kills them all while Saya follows him as faithfully as a puppy. He doesn't even care when he finds out that she's a mutant because she's literally the only person in the world that he can stand to be around. He even starts eating human flesh at one point because all five of his senses are distorted, including his sense of taste.

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*The visual novel "Song of Saya" ''VisualNovel/SayaNoUta is about a medical student who was in a car accident that damages his brain and causes him to hallucinate that everything around him is literally made out of blood and gore and the people are all monsters. He falls deeply in love with a girl named Saya, who actually IS ''is'' an interdimensional mutant that he perceives as normal because of his distorted senses. He eventually alienates all of his original friends, goes insane, and kills them all while Saya follows him as faithfully as a puppy. He doesn't even care when he finds out that she's a mutant because she's literally the only person in the world that he can stand to be around. He even starts eating human flesh at one point because all five of his senses are distorted, including his sense of taste.
17th Mar '17 5:24:52 PM comicwriter
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* In the original ''VideoGame/ArtOfFighting'', King was a villain with a more masculine build and a homely face (presumably to help hide the twist of [[SamusIsAGirl her being a woman]]). After making a HeelFaceTurn in the sequel (complete with a {{Retcon}} establishing that she had actually been a PunchClockVillain during the first game), she was given a slimmer frame and more conventionally attractive facial features. From then on, all of her appearances in ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' series and the various [[VideoGame/SNKVsCapcom intercompany crossovers]] have depicted her as a gorgeous {{Bifauxnen}}.



* In the original ''VideoGame/ArtOfFighting'', King was a villain with a more masculine build and a homely face (presumably to help hide the twist of [[SamusIsAGirl her being a woman]]). After making a HeelFaceTurn in the sequel (complete with a {{Retcon}} establishing that she had actually been a PunchClockVillain during the first game), she was given a slimmer frame and more conventionally attractive facial features. From then on, all of her appearances in ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' series and the various [[VideoGame/SNKVsCapcom intercompany crossovers]] have depicted her as a gorgeous {{Bifauxnen}}.
17th Mar '17 5:23:31 PM comicwriter
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** Perhaps the biggest X-Men example is Marrow, a Morlock with the LovecraftianSuperpower of [[BadWithTheBone pulling her own bones out to use as weapons.]] She first appeared as a terrorist; she was distinctly unattractive, with random bones sticking out of her body and skin like a prune. Marrow was later plucked from obscurity and reimagined as a member of the X-Men, but the writer apparently didn't like the idea of having an ugly woman on the team. To fix this, he had her get badly injured during an off-world mission, which led to her being revived via an advanced alien medical device. The procedure had the convenient side effect of transforming Marrow from a hideous freak into pouty-lipped babe with flawless skin, with Comicbook/{{Gambit}} speculating that the machine had given her more control over her mutation. She still had the bones sticking out, but those were eventually done away with too in the later ''Weapon X'' series. When she returned to villainy years later in ''Comicbook/XFactor'', she went right back to having an ugly appearance (though not ''quite'' as disgusting as her original look).

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** Perhaps the biggest X-Men example is Marrow, a Morlock with the LovecraftianSuperpower of [[BadWithTheBone pulling her own bones out to use as weapons.]] She first appeared as a terrorist; she was distinctly unattractive, with random bones sticking out of her body and skin like a prune. Marrow was later plucked from obscurity and reimagined as a member of the X-Men, but the writer apparently didn't like the idea of having an ugly woman on the team. To fix this, he had her get badly injured during an off-world mission, which led to her being revived via an advanced alien medical device. The procedure had the convenient side effect of transforming Marrow from a hideous freak into pouty-lipped babe with flawless skin, with Comicbook/{{Gambit}} speculating that the machine had given her more control over her mutation. She still had the bones sticking out, but those were eventually done away with too in the later ''Weapon X'' series. When she returned to villainy years later in ''Comicbook/XFactor'', she went right back to having an ugly a homely appearance (though not ''quite'' ''nearly'' as disgusting ugly as her original look).


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* In the original ''VideoGame/ArtOfFighting'', King was a villain with a more masculine build and a homely face (presumably to help hide the twist of [[SamusIsAGirl her being a woman]]). After making a HeelFaceTurn in the sequel (complete with a {{Retcon}} establishing that she had actually been a PunchClockVillain during the first game), she was given a slimmer frame and more conventionally attractive facial features. From then on, all of her appearances in ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' series and the various [[VideoGame/SNKVsCapcom intercompany crossovers]] have depicted her as a gorgeous {{Bifauxnen}}.
17th Mar '17 5:10:01 PM comicwriter
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** Perhaps the biggest X-Men example is Marrow, a Morlock with the LovecraftianSuperpower of [[BadWithTheBone pulling her own bones out to use as weapons.]] She first appeared as a terrorist; she was distinctly unattractive, with random bones sticking out of her body and skin like a prune. Marrow was later plucked from obscurity and reimagined as a member of the X-Men, but the writer apparently didn't like the idea of having an ugly woman on the team. To fix this, he had her get badly injured during an off-world mission, which led to her being revived via an advanced Skrull medical device. The procedure had the convenient side effect of transforming Marrow from a hideous freak into pouty-lipped babe with flawless skin, with Comicbook/{{Gambit}} speculating that the machine had given her more control over her mutation. She did still have the bones sticking out, but those were eventually done away with too in the later ''Weapon X'' series. When she returned to villain years later in ''Comicbook/XFactor'', she went right back to having an ugly appearance (though not ''quite'' as disgusting as her original look).

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** Perhaps the biggest X-Men example is Marrow, a Morlock with the LovecraftianSuperpower of [[BadWithTheBone pulling her own bones out to use as weapons.]] She first appeared as a terrorist; she was distinctly unattractive, with random bones sticking out of her body and skin like a prune. Marrow was later plucked from obscurity and reimagined as a member of the X-Men, but the writer apparently didn't like the idea of having an ugly woman on the team. To fix this, he had her get badly injured during an off-world mission, which led to her being revived via an advanced Skrull alien medical device. The procedure had the convenient side effect of transforming Marrow from a hideous freak into pouty-lipped babe with flawless skin, with Comicbook/{{Gambit}} speculating that the machine had given her more control over her mutation. She did still have had the bones sticking out, but those were eventually done away with too in the later ''Weapon X'' series. When she returned to villain villainy years later in ''Comicbook/XFactor'', she went right back to having an ugly appearance (though not ''quite'' as disgusting as her original look).
17th Mar '17 5:08:18 PM comicwriter
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** Perhaps the biggest X-Men example is Marrow, a Morlock with the LovecraftianSuperpower of [[BadWithTheBone pulling her own bones out to use as weapons.]] She first appeared as a terrorist; she was distinctly unattractive, with random bones sticking out of her body and skin like a prune. After being plucked from obscurity and reimagined as a member of the X-Men, she was badly injured during an off-world mission, which led to her being revived with a Skrull medical device. The procedure had the convenient side effect of transforming Marrow from a hideous freak into pouty-lipped babe with flawless skin, with Comicbook/{{Gambit}} speculating that the machine had given her more control over her mutation. She did still have the bones sticking out, but those were eventually done away with too in the later ''Weapon X'' series. When she returned to villain years later in ''Comicbook/XFactor'', she went right back to having an ugly appearance (though not ''quite'' as disgusting as her original look).

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** Perhaps the biggest X-Men example is Marrow, a Morlock with the LovecraftianSuperpower of [[BadWithTheBone pulling her own bones out to use as weapons.]] She first appeared as a terrorist; she was distinctly unattractive, with random bones sticking out of her body and skin like a prune. After being Marrow was later plucked from obscurity and reimagined as a member of the X-Men, she was but the writer apparently didn't like the idea of having an ugly woman on the team. To fix this, he had her get badly injured during an off-world mission, which led to her being revived with a via an advanced Skrull medical device. The procedure had the convenient side effect of transforming Marrow from a hideous freak into pouty-lipped babe with flawless skin, with Comicbook/{{Gambit}} speculating that the machine had given her more control over her mutation. She did still have the bones sticking out, but those were eventually done away with too in the later ''Weapon X'' series. When she returned to villain years later in ''Comicbook/XFactor'', she went right back to having an ugly appearance (though not ''quite'' as disgusting as her original look).
17th Mar '17 5:05:11 PM comicwriter
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** Perhaps the biggest X-Men example is Marrow, a Morlock with the LovecraftianSuperpower of [[BadWithTheBone pulling her own bones out to use as weapons.]] She first appeared as a terrorist; she was distinctly unattractive, with random bones sticking out of her body and skin like a prune. When she was later revived as a member of the X-Men, she was badly injured during an off-world mission, which led to her being revived with a Skrull medical device. The procedure had the convenient side effect of transforming Marrow from a hideous freak into pouty-lipped babe with flawless skin, with Comicbook/{{Gambit}} speculating that the machine had given her more control over her mutation. She did still have the bones sticking out, but those were eventually done away with too in the later ''Weapon X'' series. When she returned to villain years later in ''Comicbook/XFactor'', she went right back to having an ugly appearance (though not ''quite'' as disgusting as her original look).

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** Perhaps the biggest X-Men example is Marrow, a Morlock with the LovecraftianSuperpower of [[BadWithTheBone pulling her own bones out to use as weapons.]] She first appeared as a terrorist; she was distinctly unattractive, with random bones sticking out of her body and skin like a prune. When she was later revived After being plucked from obscurity and reimagined as a member of the X-Men, she was badly injured during an off-world mission, which led to her being revived with a Skrull medical device. The procedure had the convenient side effect of transforming Marrow from a hideous freak into pouty-lipped babe with flawless skin, with Comicbook/{{Gambit}} speculating that the machine had given her more control over her mutation. She did still have the bones sticking out, but those were eventually done away with too in the later ''Weapon X'' series. When she returned to villain years later in ''Comicbook/XFactor'', she went right back to having an ugly appearance (though not ''quite'' as disgusting as her original look).
17th Mar '17 1:11:55 PM comicwriter
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** Perhaps the biggest X-Men example is Marrow, a Morlock with the LovecraftianSuperpower of [[BadWithTheBone pulling her own bones out to use as weapons.]] She first appeared as a terrorist; she was distinctly unattractive, with random bones sticking out of her body and skin like a prune. When the decision was later made to revive the character as an X-Man, she inexplicably becomes a pouty-lipped babe with flawless skin. She did still have the bones sticking out, but later those went away too.

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** Perhaps the biggest X-Men example is Marrow, a Morlock with the LovecraftianSuperpower of [[BadWithTheBone pulling her own bones out to use as weapons.]] She first appeared as a terrorist; she was distinctly unattractive, with random bones sticking out of her body and skin like a prune. When the decision she was later made to revive revived as a member of the character as an X-Man, X-Men, she inexplicably becomes was badly injured during an off-world mission, which led to her being revived with a Skrull medical device. The procedure had the convenient side effect of transforming Marrow from a hideous freak into pouty-lipped babe with flawless skin. skin, with Comicbook/{{Gambit}} speculating that the machine had given her more control over her mutation. She did still have the bones sticking out, but those were eventually done away with too in the later those ''Weapon X'' series. When she returned to villain years later in ''Comicbook/XFactor'', she went away too.right back to having an ugly appearance (though not ''quite'' as disgusting as her original look).
14th Mar '17 1:18:14 PM gb00393
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** Other characters play it straight. More heroic characters like Daenerys, Sansa, Robb, and Jon Snow are quite attractive and villainous or anti-villainous characters like Styr and the Hound are ugly or disfigured.

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** Other characters play it straight. More heroic characters like Daenerys, Sansa, Robb, and Jon Snow Daenerys are quite attractive and villainous or anti-villainous characters like Styr and the Hound are ugly or disfigured.disfigured. As a result of AdaptationalAttractiveness (In the books, Robb and Sansa are considered attractive because they take after their Tully mother; Jon and Arya on the other hand take after the more dark-featured, long-faced Ned) every member of the Stark family is quite attractive and unambiguously good (though none are without their flaws).
8th Mar '17 2:13:19 PM Monsund
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** This trope is very much enforced when it comes to female bad guys, no exceptions. Expect all of them to be good looking ''and'' be an anti-villain. [[https://fireemblemwiki.org/wiki/Brunnya Yes]]. [[https://fireemblemwiki.org/wiki/Ursula All]] [[https://fireemblemwiki.org/wiki/Selena_(The_Sacred_Stones) of]] [[https://fireemblemwiki.org/wiki/Aversa them]]. The one time [[https://fireemblemwiki.org/wiki/Hilda they made a truly evil female villain]], she was already middle aged with wrinkles.

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** This trope is very much enforced when it comes to female bad guys, no exceptions. Expect all of them to be any good looking ''and'' female villain who is well aged, or young and beautiful to be an anti-villain. [[https://fireemblemwiki.org/wiki/Brunnya Yes]]. [[https://fireemblemwiki.org/wiki/Ursula All]] any]] [[https://fireemblemwiki.org/wiki/Selena_(The_Sacred_Stones) of]] cute]] [[https://fireemblemwiki.org/wiki/Aversa them]]. The one time [[https://fireemblemwiki.org/wiki/Hilda they made a truly evil woman]]. All of the female villain]], she was already middle villains to be unsympathetic are either poorly aged with wrinkles.wrinkles or wear a very unflattering expression with evil looking eyes.
5th Mar '17 8:35:01 PM merotoker
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* Prevalent, if only subtly, in ''ComicBook/WonderWoman''. Both pre- and post-Crisis the character tended to have WorldsMostBeautifulWoman as one of her Olympus-given powers, while most of her villains (especially Dr. Psycho) are the definition of {{Gonk}}. If she ''does'' come up against a beautiful female villain, DefeatMeansFriendship will often come into play, especially during [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks the Golden Age]].

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* Prevalent, if only subtly, in ''ComicBook/WonderWoman''.''Franchise/WonderWoman''. Both pre- and post-Crisis the character tended to have WorldsMostBeautifulWoman as one of her Olympus-given powers, while most of her villains (especially Dr. Psycho) are the definition of {{Gonk}}. If she ''does'' come up against a beautiful female villain, DefeatMeansFriendship will often come into play, especially during [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks the Golden Age]].



* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': PlayedWith constantly.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': PlayedWith [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] constantly.



* Unfortunately, it's for this reason that animals people consider cute or charismatic get better protection than creepier or menacing looking ones. It's the reason WhatMeasureIsANonCute exists. This trope can be disastrous for the ecosystem, and it's the reason the concept of a[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umbrella_species "Umbrella species"]] was invented. Can't get people to care about that rare and useful spider species? Get the habitat of a more popular animal that lives in the same area protected, and now the spider is taken care of too.

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* Unfortunately, it's for this reason that animals people consider cute or charismatic get better protection than creepier or menacing looking ones. It's the reason WhatMeasureIsANonCute exists. This trope can be disastrous for the ecosystem, and it's the reason the concept of a[[https://en.a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umbrella_species "Umbrella species"]] was invented. Can't get people to care about that rare and useful spider species? Get the habitat of a more popular animal that lives in the same area protected, and now the spider is taken care of too.






** Sigvald the Magnificent, Slaanesh's champion in Fantasy, is a Viking PrettyBoy whose feet don't even touch the ground so as not to get them dirty with every aspect of FightingNarcissist and CampStraight you can imagine. He's also a sadist who once torched a city because he didn't like the wine, and his entire unit carries polished shields so he can admire himself whenever he feels like it (the in-game explanation for his having the Stupidity rule).

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** Sigvald the Magnificent, Slaanesh's champion in Fantasy, is a Viking PrettyBoy whose feet don't even touch the ground so as not to get them dirty with every aspect of FightingNarcissist TheFightingNarcissist and CampStraight you can imagine. He's also a sadist who once torched a city because he didn't like the wine, and his entire unit carries polished shields so he can admire himself whenever he feels like it (the in-game explanation for his having the Stupidity rule).



** To be fair, this backlash probably has more to do with the [[UglyCute rather non-standard definition of ugly,]] {[MixAndMatchCritters crab-jellyfish-mushroom look]] that many players [[Narm simply couldn't bring themselves to take seriously]] then the basic idea of an ugly but nice creature itself.

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** To be fair, this backlash probably has more to do with the [[UglyCute rather non-standard definition of ugly,]] {[MixAndMatchCritters [[MixAndMatchCritters crab-jellyfish-mushroom look]] that many players [[Narm [[{{Narm}} simply couldn't bring themselves to take seriously]] then the basic idea of an ugly but nice creature itself.



* Pointed out on two occasions in [[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: Sealed Sword]]:

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* Pointed out on two occasions in [[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: Sealed Sword]]:Sword]]'':



** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', Benny and Charlotte turn this trope on their head. Benny ''looks'' intimidating to the point where his personal skill uses that to scare the enemies into dropping a couple stats, when in reality he's gentle, easily frightened and shy. Charlotte, on the other hand, is a total hottie who puts on a cutesy face to attract men but is actually a harsh, cynical {{Ladette}}. They're actually old friends and {{foils}} to one another, and they can get married if you pursue their supports.

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** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', Benny and Charlotte turn this trope on their head. Benny ''looks'' intimidating to the point where his personal skill uses that to scare the enemies into dropping a couple stats, when in reality he's gentle, easily frightened and shy. Charlotte, on the other hand, is a total hottie who puts on a cutesy face to attract men but is actually a harsh, cynical {{Ladette}}. [[TheLadette Lad-ette]]. They're actually old friends and {{foils}} {{foil}}s to one another, and they can get married if you pursue their supports.
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