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16th Nov '17 5:17:22 PM AgProv
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* Livinia, the CuteWitch heroine of ''Series/DieLieweHeksie'', while a bit dim, is young and appealingly featured. The friendly elves and the Fairy Queen are also attractive. The moral is that good-hearted people are visually pleasant to look at.
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14th Oct '17 2:25:58 AM iroanxi
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* In ''Fanfic/ForumOfThrones'', this is PlayedWith, like in the [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire source]] [[Series/GameOfThrones material.]]
** On the one hand, many of the good characters are noted to be beautiful. Lucas and Leonard are both described as handsome, Argella and Raenna are stunningly beautiful and Samantha and Maya regularly get their fair share of admirers as well and all of them are good guys, more or less.
** On the other hand, a noticeable number of attractive characters are very evil and some of them use this trope to hide it. Sherryl is the most prominent example and a ManipulativeBitch on top, but Harmund and Wolfius are noted to have handsome qualities as well, even if they are AxCrazy psychopaths.
** The number of {{Mooks}} that are described as plain or outright ugly is also noticeably high.
8th Oct '17 8:58:30 AM HeyFella
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** In ''ComicBook/BatmanWhiteKnight'', The Joker is cured of his insanity and his skin tone is restored to its original color, allowing Jack Napier to emerge. He stops wearing goofy or garish clothing and instead dons much more stylish clothing and combs his now brown, formerly messy hair. The colors associated with being a Secondary Color Nemesis are also downplayed, limiting them to his neckties.
28th Sep '17 6:46:18 AM merotoker
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** Though there is a subversion -- the Master's not a bad-looking guy in most of his incarnations; Delgado and Ainley are both sort of suave older men and Simm is more conventionally attractive. As well, there's a deliberate, subversive contrast when it comes to [[spoiler: the female incarnation Missy, played by Michelle Gomez. Missy is a classy middle-aged woman whose mannerisms are cheery and polite; anyone would side with her over the Twelfth Doctor ''based on first impressions''.]]

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** Though there is a subversion -- the Master's not a bad-looking guy in most of his incarnations; Delgado and Ainley are both sort of suave older men and Simm is more conventionally attractive. As well, there's a deliberate, subversive contrast when it comes to [[spoiler: the female incarnation Missy, played by Michelle Gomez. Missy is a classy middle-aged woman whose mannerisms are cheery and polite; anyone would side with her over the Twelfth Doctor ''based on first impressions''.]]impressions'']].



* Wrestling/KellyKelly is one of the few Characters/WWEDivas to never undergo a FaceHeelTurn, or to have been a heel in the first place. This was probably because she was one of the prettiest Divas ever, and (it was assumed) no one would have ever believed her as a heel.
** WordOfGod is Kelly was going to undergo a FaceHeelTurn in 2011, as it would be revealed she was secretly working with Kharma. This would have led to Kelly becoming Divas Champion, with Kharma acting as her muscle (similar to when Wrestling/{{Sable}} had Nicole Bass in 1999). After Kharma [[RealLifeWritesThePlot got pregnant]], WWE kept Kelly face and went forward with her becoming Divas Champion.

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* Wrestling/KellyKelly is one of the few Characters/WWEDivas to never undergo a FaceHeelTurn, or to have been a heel in the first place. This was probably because she was one of the prettiest Divas ever, and (it was assumed) no one would have ever believed her as a heel. \n** WordOfGod is Kelly was going to undergo a FaceHeelTurn in 2011, as it would be revealed she was secretly working with Kharma. This would have led to Kelly becoming Divas Champion, with Kharma acting as her muscle (similar to when Wrestling/{{Sable}} had Nicole Bass in 1999). After Kharma [[RealLifeWritesThePlot got pregnant]], WWE kept Kelly face and went forward with her Kelly becoming Divas Champion.Champion but without the heel turn.



** Meridia is a [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] whose sphere is obscured to mortals, but is associated with LifeEnergy, [[LightIsNotgood Light]], and [[ProudBeauty Beauty]]. She is usually considered as one of the few "good" (or at least benevolent) Daedric Princes, though is definitely [[GoodIsNotNice not always nice]]. She invokes the idea of beauty being associated with goodness or pleasantness. Meridia takes the form of a beautiful woman, often in various [[{{Stripperific}} skimpy outfits]] which show off and/or enhance her [[BuxomIsBetter bust]] and [[ShowSomeLeg legs]], and is frequently depicted with [[GoodWingsEvilWings angel-like wings]].

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** Meridia is a [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] whose sphere is obscured to mortals, but is associated with LifeEnergy, [[LightIsNotgood Light]], and [[ProudBeauty Beauty]]. She is usually considered as one of the few "good" (or at least benevolent) Daedric Princes, though is definitely [[GoodIsNotNice not always nice]]. She invokes the idea of beauty being associated with goodness or pleasantness. Meridia takes the form of a beautiful woman, often in various [[{{Stripperific}} [[{{Stripperiffic}} skimpy outfits]] which show off and/or enhance her [[BuxomIsBetter bust]] and [[ShowSomeLeg legs]], and is frequently depicted with [[GoodWingsEvilWings angel-like wings]].



* [[FusionDance Fusions]] in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' sometimes have extra features from being composed of two people, but how neatly they come together seems indicative of the health of the relationship. Stable, heroic fusions like Opal and [[spoiler:Garnet]] have relatively few extra features that mesh harmoniously with the rest of their appearance, while Sugilite, a destructive and potentially dangerous fusion, is more beastly in form, boasting five eyes, pronounced fangs, and two sets of arms that blend at the shoulder. [[AllYourPowersCombined Alexandrite]], while more 'balanced' than Sugilite, is still a bizarre-looking mess, which makes sense as she's all three Crystal Gems [[MindHive trying to act as one.]]

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* [[FusionDance Fusions]] {{Fusion|Dance}}s in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' sometimes have extra features from being composed of two people, but how neatly they come together seems indicative of the health of the relationship. Stable, heroic fusions like Opal and [[spoiler:Garnet]] have relatively few extra features that mesh harmoniously with the rest of their appearance, while Sugilite, a destructive and potentially dangerous fusion, is more beastly in form, boasting five eyes, pronounced fangs, and two sets of arms that blend at the shoulder. [[AllYourPowersCombined Alexandrite]], while more 'balanced' than Sugilite, is still a bizarre-looking mess, which makes sense as she's all three Crystal Gems [[MindHive trying to act as one.]]



* In ''Manga/AnatoliaStory'', most of the noble characters are portrayed as very beautiful. They're generally divided between being RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething (for example, Kail and his brothers) and those who are incompetent or outright harmful to the wellbeing of their countries (for example, Nakia and [[spoiler: Nefertiti]]). The very hansome Ramses wants to gain power in Egypt so he can better care for its people which is a noble goal, but he also repeatedly tries to kidnap and rape Yuri, leading her to consider him a complete cad. Meanwhile, Nakia and [[spoiler:Urhi]] are ''very'' beautiful, but also are incredibly and unbelievably evil. Even worse, their backstories show that their beauty caused the circumstances that lead to them becoming as horrible as they are. Yuri, meanwhile, is very cute by modern day standards, but is initially considered plain by most people in Hattusa, mainly because [[DeliberateValuesDissonance she's short and flat-chested]]. As people begin to love her for her kindness and the good things she does for them, they talk about features that they do consider beautiful about her (namely her pale skin and black hair) and her maids imply that her beauty comes from her happy, friendly demeanor.

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* In ''Manga/AnatoliaStory'', most of the noble characters are portrayed as very beautiful. They're generally divided between being RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething (for example, Kail and his brothers) and those who are incompetent or outright harmful to the wellbeing of their countries (for example, Nakia and [[spoiler: Nefertiti]]). The very hansome handsome Ramses wants to gain power in Egypt so he can better care for its people which is a noble goal, but he also repeatedly tries to kidnap and rape Yuri, leading her to consider him a complete cad. Meanwhile, Nakia and [[spoiler:Urhi]] are ''very'' beautiful, but also are incredibly and unbelievably evil. Even worse, their backstories show that their beauty caused the circumstances that lead to them becoming as horrible as they are. Yuri, meanwhile, is very cute by modern day standards, but is initially considered plain by most people in Hattusa, mainly because [[DeliberateValuesDissonance she's short and flat-chested]]. As people begin to love her for her kindness and the good things she does for them, they talk about features that they do consider beautiful about her (namely her pale skin and black hair) and her maids imply that her beauty comes from her happy, friendly demeanor.



* The AntiHero mutant Comicbook/{{Wolverine}}--longstanding, undisputed favorite of the ''Comicbook/XMen'' franchise--was originally supposed to be a subversion. Five-foot-nothing, slightly hunched, enough hair on his body to wonder why he didn't wind up with the "Beast" codename, and reportedly, poor personal hygiene (even though ''you know as well as I do he couldn't maintain hair like that without being half-metrosexual''). However, because of PopularityPower, many writers sometimes forget the above description and turn him into a [[SuetifulAllAlong sexy funtastic lady-lovin' machine]]. Maybe it's animal magnetism, or his [[RunningTheAsylum fan-favoritism (the current writers were fans in their youth)]], or they realize that one word has always defined Wolvie: stamina. Even at his ugliest, he looks pretty good for 113!

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* The AntiHero mutant Comicbook/{{Wolverine}}--longstanding, Franchise/{{Wolverine}}--longstanding, undisputed favorite of the ''Comicbook/XMen'' franchise--was originally supposed to be a subversion. Five-foot-nothing, slightly hunched, enough hair on his body to wonder why he didn't wind up with the "Beast" codename, and reportedly, poor personal hygiene (even though ''you know as well as I do he couldn't maintain hair like that without being half-metrosexual''). However, because of PopularityPower, many writers sometimes forget the above description and turn him into a [[SuetifulAllAlong sexy funtastic lady-lovin' machine]]. Maybe it's animal magnetism, or his [[RunningTheAsylum fan-favoritism (the current writers were fans in their youth)]], or they realize that one word has always defined Wolvie: stamina. Even at his ugliest, he looks pretty good for 113!



* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' carries on the tradition of its predecessor by playing with the trope. It's especially notable for Asami, who initially appears to subvert it by having a design that encompasses numerous traits usually affiliated with villains. She looks like an EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette, she wears {{makeup|IsEvil}} and [[ExcessiveEvilEyeshadow eyeshadow]], dresses in [[RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver black and red]], and [[FemmeFatale capures Mako's heart with minimal effort]]. But it turns out that this trope is played perfectly straight with her; she's a SheepInSheepsClothing and is just as good on the inside as she is on the outside who becomes a core member of Team Avatar all the way to the end of the series.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' carries on the tradition of its predecessor by playing with the trope. It's especially notable for Asami, who initially appears to subvert it by having a design that encompasses numerous traits usually affiliated with villains. She looks like an EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette, she wears {{makeup|IsEvil}} and [[ExcessiveEvilEyeshadow eyeshadow]], dresses in [[RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver black and red]], and [[FemmeFatale capures captures Mako's heart with minimal effort]]. But it turns out that this trope is played perfectly straight with her; she's a SheepInSheepsClothing and is just as good on the inside as she is on the outside who becomes a core member of Team Avatar all the way to the end of the series.
21st Sep '17 5:58:07 PM Everdream
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*Notorious female outlaws were often very unattractive, possibly due to being social outcasts, but the ones who were attractive often used their beauty to their advantage.

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*Notorious * Notorious female outlaws were often very unattractive, possibly due to being social outcasts, but the ones who were attractive often used their beauty to their advantage.



* This trope came out to play regarding Susan Boyle. When she walked on stage, the judges of ''Britain's Got Talent'' looked at her awkward appearance and assumed she was going to be a total disaster. When she had an amazing voice come out of her mouth, the judges were visibly floored, and left commentators asking why we assume lack of physical beauty automatically means lack of talent.

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* This trope came out to play regarding Susan Boyle. When she walked on stage, the judges of ''Britain's Got Talent'' looked at her awkward appearance and assumed she was going to be a total disaster. When she had an amazing voice come out of her mouth, the judges were visibly floored, and left commentators asking why we assume lack of physical beauty automatically means lack of talent.



* This belief is not only held in regard to other humans but to animals as well. Think about it this way: most people wouldn't think twice about killing a cockroach but would be horrified at the thought of killing a butterfly.

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* This belief is not only held in regard to other humans but to animals as well. Think about it this way: most people wouldn't think twice about killing a cockroach but would be horrified at the thought of killing a butterfly. This causes problems for conservation, as what is appealing and beautiful and what is useful and needed for the ecosystem don't always overlap, and it is very hard to get people interested to help when it doesn't.
21st Sep '17 5:52:56 PM Everdream
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*Some scientists believe that red is considered the most romantic color and men like women with big breasts even though they don't lactate any better than small ones is because sagging breasts are a sign that the female is past her prime breeding age and red is a sign of a healthy bloodflow.
*Most notorious female outlaws were often very unattractive possibly due to being social outcasts, but the ones who were attractive often used their beauty to their advantage.

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*Some * Some scientists believe that red is considered the most romantic color and reason men like women with big breasts even though they don't lactate any better than small ones is because sagging breasts are a sign that the female is past her prime breeding age and red is a sign of a healthy bloodflow.
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13th Sep '17 5:06:08 AM AutumnLeaves
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* Subverted in two German live-action adaptations of ''Frau Holle'' (in 1977 and 2008): the bad sister is in fact a lot prettier than the good one and because of that, she's not merely lazy and rude but also extremely vain.

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* Subverted in two German live-action adaptations of ''Frau Holle'' (in 1977 and 2008): the bad sister is in fact a lot prettier than the good one and because of that, she's not merely lazy and rude but also extremely vain. Then double subverted as these adaptations are also the ones to include a HeelFaceTurn for her (combined with washing off the pitch).
13th Sep '17 5:03:14 AM AutumnLeaves
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* Subverted in two German live-action adaptations of ''Frau Holle'' (in 1977 and 2008): the bad sister is in fact a lot prettier than the good one and because of that, she's not merely lazy and rude but also extremely vain.
4th Sep '17 9:08:16 PM Peteman
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** Inverted hard with Jezebel, whose beauty is meant to emphasize her arrogance and corruption.

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** Inverted hard with Jezebel, whose beauty is meant to emphasize her arrogance and corruption.
31st Aug '17 10:25:41 PM Gamermaster
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* Played with in ''Manga/{{Superior}}''. Though all the main cast are attractive, 'beauty' is talked about mostly as an internal quality, related to goodness and valuing life. At one point, Sheila breaks down in tears and asks Copy ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin who physically looks almost identical to her]]) and Shadow why they are so ugly after their callous slaughter of a village- while also remembering how ''she'' used to be the same way. [[spoiler: The original Demon Lord]], on the other hand, seems to believe that beauty is in fact related to purity... though [[spoiler: his]] idea of 'pure' is [[PureIsNotGood far, far removed]] from [[KillEmAll valuing life.]]
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