History Main / BeautyIsBad

12th Jan '18 7:02:10 PM SilentStranger
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* WWE wrestler Wrestling/CodyRhodes, especially in his stint as "Dashing Cody Rhodes", whose character was that of a handsome, but utterly vain and egotistical heel who'd denigrate fans and other superstars for their supposed "ugliness". This made him the one-man [[DistaffCounterpart Spear Counterpart]][=/=]AlternateCompanyEquivalent to Wrestling/{{TNA}}'s Wrestling/TheBeautifulPeople.

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* WWE wrestler Wrestling/CodyRhodes, especially in his stint as "Dashing Cody Rhodes", whose character was that of a handsome, but utterly vain and egotistical heel who'd denigrate fans and other superstars for their supposed "ugliness". This made him the one-man [[DistaffCounterpart Spear Counterpart]][=/=]AlternateCompanyEquivalent to Wrestling/{{TNA}}'s Wrestling/TheBeautifulPeople. Became especially ironic after he became "disfigured" (a MinorInjuryOverreaction) and began wearing a protective mask and freaked out about his "hideous" face which looked exactly the same as before.


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* ShawnMichaels during his prime as the "Heartbreak Kid", before his retirement, and becoming a born-again Christian. Not only was he an insufferable jackass in the ring, even as a good guy, he was like this ''in real life'', making life miserable for countless wrestlers who had the misfortune of being employed in the WWE during Shawn's prime. Sure, he was a pretty boy and a ladies man, and he was also a huge asshole who abused the crap out of his position. It was only after his GameBreakingInjury and return in 2002 that he mellowed out and became a decent person.
13th Nov '17 6:15:35 PM MasterN
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This trope provides a layer of ThisLoserIsYou when taken to include not just an average-to-ugly appearance but also crude behavior. The moral of stories where this holds becomes, "BeYourself, [[CluelessAesop and that never means being pretty or acting polite]]".

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This trope provides a layer of ThisLoserIsYou when taken to include not just an average-to-ugly appearance but also crude behavior. The moral of stories where this holds becomes, "BeYourself, [[CluelessAesop [[BrokenAesop and that never means being pretty or acting polite]]".
28th Oct '17 7:45:14 PM DrOO7
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* In the film ''Film/PhatGirlz'', every slim woman (In contrast to the BigBeautifulWoman heroines) is a bitch. The only exception is their friend Mia, but she's an idiot, so she still falls under this trope.
9th Oct '17 10:32:58 PM WillBGood
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* Creator/AgathaChristie seems to have believed this very much. If a handsome man is introduced in a book of hers, he will be either the killer, the accomplice or otherwise immoral. Note that this is restricted to men whose attractiveness is spelled out: other characters might be handsome too, but the fact being mentioned is a sure sign that we're looking at a gigolo, a blackmailer or just a bastard. This is so prevalent in her writing that in the ''one'' book where a handsome man isn't a complete bastard (he's loyal and caring, but he still ''might'' be a gigolo), the killer turns out to be [[spoiler: the other handsome man.]] This may be ''writer on board'' as Christie's first husband was a good-looking jerk.
** Averted, however, in [[spoiler:''Literature/DeathComesAtTheEnd'']], in which a handsome suitor to the heroine of the story is a good (though not faultless) man. [[spoiler:She ultimately realizes, however, that he is not the one she wants to marry. It's also notable that the murderer is the only one of the patriarch's sons ''not'' to be described in the story as handsome, although the other two handsome sons are jerks.]]

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* Creator/AgathaChristie seems to have believed this very much. If a handsome man is introduced in a book of hers, he will be either the killer, the accomplice or otherwise immoral. Note that this is restricted to men whose attractiveness is spelled out: other characters might be handsome too, but the fact being mentioned is a sure sign that we're looking at a gigolo, a blackmailer or just a bastard. This is so prevalent in her writing that in the ''one'' book where a handsome man isn't a complete bastard (he's loyal and caring, but he still ''might'' be a gigolo), the killer turns out to be [[spoiler: the other handsome man.]] This may be ''writer on board'' WriterOnBoard as Christie's first husband was a good-looking jerk.
** Averted, however, in [[spoiler:''Literature/DeathComesAtTheEnd'']], [[spoiler:''Literature/DeathComesAsTheEnd'']], in which a handsome suitor to the heroine of the story is a good (though not faultless) man. [[spoiler:She ultimately realizes, however, that he is not the one she wants to marry. It's also notable that the murderer is the only one of the patriarch's sons ''not'' to be described in the story as handsome, although the other two handsome sons are jerks.]]
9th Oct '17 10:11:21 PM WillBGood
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* In ''Red Surf'' which is about [[SurferDude surfers]] who also deal drugs to make a living and it shows the violence associated with the transfer of [[DrugsAreBad drugs]]. In one scene one of the dealers tells an attractive [[EveryoneLovesBlondes blonde female customer]] "Drugs and pretty girls go together." and she seems interested in buying. That scene from the film gives us the idea that pretty girls support [[TheCartel violent drug cartels]].
25th Sep '17 2:28:11 PM Gosicrystal
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* ''Breaking Ground'' shows Tye Dillinger telling Tino Sabbatelli that he already needs to do very little to get over as a {{Heel}} - precisely because he's so good looking and in such great shape that the fans will already be jealous of him.

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* ''Breaking Ground'' shows Tye Dillinger telling Tino Sabbatelli that he already needs to do very little to get over as a {{Heel}} - precisely because he's so good looking good-looking and in such great shape that the fans will already be jealous of him.



* One of the Hoenn-introduced Pokémon from ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'' versions is Beautifly. Despite its appearance of a seemingly innocent butterfly, it has a much darker side. It drains other Pokémon's body fluids to survive. [[GameplayAndStorySegregation Of course, this is not possible in game]].
** Also introduced in the same game, meet Gorebyss. Despite its elegant appearance, it aggressively chases its prey with its spear-shaped mouth into submission. After it catches its prey, it proceeds by draining the prey's bodily fluids with its mouth.
* Asura in ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiStrangeJourney'' is roughly handsome; his true form, Asherah, is a downright ''hot'' woman. They're also among the most horrible demons in the game.
** [[spoiler: Zelenin and Jimenez arguably qualify variation. Both start the story as attractive, and both have their [[ScienceHero good]] [[TrueCompanions sides]] and [[FantasticRacism bad]] [[OnlyInItForTheMoney sides]]. Both also undergo distinct FaceHeelTurn[=s=] by the end, where their bad sides get [[WouldBeRudeToSayGenocide far]] [[SocialDarwinist worse]], and they both get [[SpaceClothes much]] [[WalkingShirtlessScene sexier]]. Bonus points for it being ''Jiminez'' who gets the most {{Stripperiffic}} outfit too.]]

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* One of the Hoenn-introduced Pokémon from ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'' versions is Beautifly. ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'':
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Despite its appearance of a seemingly innocent butterfly, it Beautifly has a much darker side. It drains other Pokémon's body fluids to survive. [[GameplayAndStorySegregation Of course, this is not possible in game]].
** Also introduced in the same game, meet Gorebyss. Despite its elegant appearance, it Gorebyss aggressively chases its prey with its spear-shaped mouth into submission. After it catches its prey, it proceeds by draining the prey's bodily fluids with its mouth.
* ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiStrangeJourney'':
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Asura in ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiStrangeJourney'' is roughly handsome; his true form, Asherah, is a downright ''hot'' woman. They're also among the most horrible demons in the game.
** [[spoiler: Zelenin [[spoiler:Zelenin and Jimenez arguably qualify variation. Both start the story as attractive, and both have their [[ScienceHero good]] [[TrueCompanions sides]] and [[FantasticRacism bad]] [[OnlyInItForTheMoney sides]]. Both also undergo distinct FaceHeelTurn[=s=] by the end, where their bad sides get [[WouldBeRudeToSayGenocide far]] [[SocialDarwinist worse]], and they both get [[SpaceClothes much]] [[WalkingShirtlessScene sexier]]. Bonus points for it being ''Jiminez'' who gets the most {{Stripperiffic}} outfit too.]]
25th Sep '17 2:25:29 PM Gosicrystal
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* In the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' series, nearly every female that other characters describe as "beautiful" turns out to be pure evil. Plenty of "good" female characters are considered attractive by the fandom--[[MostCommonSuperpower Mia Fey in particular]]--but it rarely comes up in the games themselves.
** Really, the rule is that every female who is ''[[RuleOfCute cute]]'' (frequently {{adorkable}}) is good, and those who are ''sexy'' are evil. There are only a few exceptions to this--the major ones are Mia, [[spoiler:Angel Starr, Lana Skye, and Desireé [=DeLite=]]]--and the latter of those is still morally suspect, just not a murderess.

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* In the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' series, nearly every female that other characters describe as "beautiful" turns out to be pure evil. Plenty of "good" female characters are considered attractive by the fandom--[[MostCommonSuperpower Mia Fey in particular]]--but it rarely comes up in the games themselves.
** Really, the rule is that
every female who is ''[[RuleOfCute cute]]'' (frequently {{adorkable}}) is good, and those who are ''sexy'' are evil. There are only a few exceptions to this--the major ones are buxom Mia, [[spoiler:Angel Starr, Lana Skye, and Desireé [=DeLite=]]]--and the latter last of those is still morally suspect, just not a murderess.
4th Sep '17 9:32:09 PM Peteman
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4th Sep '17 9:32:00 PM Peteman
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* Asuka Langley Soryu from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. In '''spades'''. However, in her case, it's a '''''brutal''''' [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruction]] of this trope: she's a hot bitch, yeah, yet not only doesn't she get away with her antics (Touji is annoyed to no end by her, Shinji puts up with it because he's deeply fucked up, Rei is indifferent most of the time, etc.), but she's subjected to an horrifying BreakTheHaughty process that reveals her terrible DarkAndTroubledPast.

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* Asuka Langley Soryu from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. In '''spades'''. However, in her case, it's a '''''brutal''''' [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruction]] of this trope: she's a hot bitch, yeah, yet not only doesn't she get away with her antics (Touji is annoyed to no end by her, Shinji puts up with it because he's deeply fucked up, Rei is indifferent most of the time, etc.), but she's subjected to an horrifying BreakTheHaughty process that reveals her terrible DarkAndTroubledPast.
26th Aug '17 10:50:16 PM Vox
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* Lord Voldemort, BigBad of the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series, was almost unbelievably handsome in his youth, and used it to manipulate those around him. Later on, not so much.

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* Lord Voldemort, BigBad of the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series, was almost unbelievably handsome in his youth, and used it to manipulate those around him. Later on, not so much. It's been noted that his younger self's good looks are more remarked upon than those of any other character in the series, including LoveInterests.
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