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29th Oct '16 3:27:25 PM nombretomado
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* The bitchy, dim-witted (minus one) second wives in ''Film/TheFirstWivesClub'' are all noticeably younger and prettier than the titular characters (though they are all quite attractive themselves). Like the {{Hairspray}} example below, it's implied that two traits simply go together.

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* The bitchy, dim-witted (minus one) second wives in ''Film/TheFirstWivesClub'' are all noticeably younger and prettier than the titular characters (though they are all quite attractive themselves). Like the {{Hairspray}} ''Film/{{Hairspray}}'' example below, it's implied that two traits simply go together.
18th Oct '16 2:31:09 PM rafi
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* Paul, the resident {{Jerkass}} trainer from ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''.
17th Oct '16 9:41:12 AM Berrenta
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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', the first villains to appear are [[WorldsMostBeautifulWoman the most beautiful woman in Westeros]], Cersei Lannister and her [[HalfIdenticalTwins Half Identical Twin]] Jaime - one being probably the most iconic evil queen since Disney, and the other being known by a name of "Kingslayer" and starting his story career by pushing out of the window a child, who saw the two performing {{Twincest}}. The eldest offspring this loving union has produced is said to inherit the best physical features of his parents and is one of, if not ''the'' most psychotic character in Westeros (despite having plenty of competition). In general, [[FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon being attractive and blonde]] is one of the trademarks of the Lannister clan, who are generally speaking ''not'' nice people. Tyrion, an ugly, deformed dwarf is by far the most compassionate and kind of the Lannisters (although he's also done some pretty questionable things), and Jaime's redemption proceeds along with decrease of his attractiveness.

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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', the ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' plays with BeautyEqualsGoodness quite a bit, resulting in a few straight examples of this trope.
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first villains to appear are [[WorldsMostBeautifulWoman the most beautiful woman in Westeros]], Cersei Lannister and her [[HalfIdenticalTwins Half Identical Twin]] Jaime - one being probably the most iconic evil queen since Disney, and the other being known by a name of "Kingslayer" and starting his story career by pushing out of the window a child, who saw the two performing {{Twincest}}. The eldest offspring this loving union has produced is said to inherit the best physical features of his parents and is one of, if not ''the'' most psychotic character in Westeros (despite having plenty of competition). In general, [[FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon being attractive and blonde]] is one of the trademarks of the Lannister clan, who are generally speaking ''not'' nice people. Tyrion, an ugly, deformed dwarf is by far the most compassionate and kind of the Lannisters (although he's also done some pretty questionable things), and Jaime's redemption proceeds along with decrease of his attractiveness.
** Joffrey Baratheon inherited his parents' stunning looks, but is physically and emotionally abusive to his family and fiancee and governs the realm with [[TheCaligula terrible petty decisions]].
** Gerold Dayne, also known as "Darkstar," has the traditional Valyrian beauty of the Daynes but is arrogant, mean-spirited, has a "cruel tongue," and is eager to make a name from himself distinct from that of his family. He's also not above [[spoiler: nearly killing Myrcella, maiming her in the process]] if it means accomplishing that. For bonus points, Arianne describes the trademark PurpleEyes of House Dayne as looking [[BlackEyesOfEvil black from a distance]] on him.
** Downplayed with Loras Tyrell, whose trademark Tyrell good looks have garnered him plenty of InUniverse fangirls. He's arrogant and cocky, but isn't really a terrible person. [[spoiler: And then he gets several major injuries attacking Dragonstone -- having ''boiling oil'' poured on his face included -- so it remains to be seen whether he'll live to subvert or invert this trope or not.]]
** The series also inverts this by having more unattractive guys as more decent, such as Ned Stark or Tyrion Lannister, but also averts this by having good-lucking nice guys such as Garlan Tyrell and Robb Stark.
2nd Oct '16 2:10:41 PM DrOO7
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* The bitchy, dim-witted (minus one) second wives in ''Film/TheFirstWivesClub'' are all noticeably younger and prettier than the titular characters (though they are all quite attractive themselves). Like the {{Hairspray}} example above, it's implied that two traits simply go together.

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* The bitchy, dim-witted (minus one) second wives in ''Film/TheFirstWivesClub'' are all noticeably younger and prettier than the titular characters (though they are all quite attractive themselves). Like the {{Hairspray}} example above, below, it's implied that two traits simply go together.



%%* Pick a female villain in the ''Film/JamesBond'' franchise, any female villain.

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%%* Pick a * A good portion of the female villain villains in the ''Film/JamesBond'' franchise, any female villain.though the heroines are always pretty too.
27th Sep '16 2:16:31 PM rafi
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** Played completely straight in the novel "Big Girl", where the HollywoodPudgy protagonist is constantly made to feel unattractive compared to her thinner counterparts, starting with her younger sister and just getting worse from there--one boyfriend turns out to be a classic example of HotGuysAreBastards, cheating on her with and eventually dumping her for a slimmer woman who's an equally classic AlphaBitch.

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** Played completely straight in the novel "Big Girl", where the HollywoodPudgy protagonist is constantly made to feel unattractive compared to her thinner counterparts, starting with her younger sister and just getting worse from there--one boyfriend turns out to be a classic example of HotGuysAreBastards, bastard, cheating on her with and eventually dumping her for a slimmer woman who's an equally classic AlphaBitch.



* Any very attractive teenage girl or adult woman as well as any [[HotGuysAreBastards gorgeous guy]] in a LifetimeMovieOfTheWeek.

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* Any very attractive teenage girl or adult woman as well as any [[HotGuysAreBastards gorgeous guy]] guy in a LifetimeMovieOfTheWeek.
27th Sep '16 2:15:30 PM rafi
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Can overlap with AlphaBitch; AttentionWhore; BrainlessBeauty; DCupDistress; FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon; TheCheerleader; HotGuysAreBastards; LightIsNotGood; {{Narcissist}}; PeerPressureMakesYouEvil; PetitePride; PopularIsDumb; SexIsEvil and SexIsEvilAndIAmHorny.

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Can overlap with AlphaBitch; AttentionWhore; BrainlessBeauty; DCupDistress; FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon; TheCheerleader; HotGuysAreBastards; LightIsNotGood; {{Narcissist}}; PeerPressureMakesYouEvil; PetitePride; PopularIsDumb; SexIsEvil and SexIsEvilAndIAmHorny.
19th Sep '16 1:40:13 PM rafi
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* Princess Laideronette (whose name is the French word for "ugly" rendered into a feminine name- one of the translations into English renamed her Hidessa) from the 18th-century fairy tale novella "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/aulnoy/1892/greenserpent.html The Green Serpent]]" is, in spite of having a good figure and lovely hair according to the original illustrations (they only show her from the back), so badly disfigured from birth by a curse flung at her by a fairy who was scorned by Laidronette's parents that she is kept locked away from the world and forced to wear a veil. When she wants to attend a ball in honor of her vain, beautiful, shallow sister Bellotte (who escaped the curse), the only concession her parents make is allowing her a peep-hole to watch the ball so she doesn't frighten the guests. When Bellotte gets married to a king, she gives Laidronette on of her used ribbons. Laidronette's virtue is rewarded by the restoration of her beauty, marriage to a handsome prince, and becoming queen in her own right rather than just a consort, while Bellotte is left with nothing.
* In ''Literature/JaneEyre'', Jane herself and Rochester are nothing special, even joking about each other's hideousness, while Blanche Ingram and Georgiana Reed are more conventionally attractive, but horrible and snobby. Charlotte Bronte admitted this was her intent when she wrote the novel, in a rebuttal to her sister Emily, to prove that a heroine didn't have to be beautiful.
* The eponymous character in Tess Gerrittsen's "Series/RizzoliAndIsles" series is a die-hard believer of this. There is yet to be a single beautiful woman in one of the books who she hasn't immediately deemed dumb, bitchy, etc. However, this rarely turns out to be the truth--instead, it's a result of Rizzoli's irrational jealousy of good-looking women (because she's plain). There are a few moments where it is played straight--Joyce O'Donnell, a psychologist Rizzoli frequently clashes with and outright describes as "a vampire", is consistently described as beautiful, immaculately coiffed, dressed, and made up--and is an utterly despicable person, regularly communicating with serial killers and advocating for their release and constantly preying on Rizzoli' s insecurities.
** Gerritsen has used this in some of her other novels. The heroine of the book ''Bloodstream'' is repeatedly described as "ordinary-looking" while her rival is often described as "a handsome woman", who actually starts out as a perfectly decent person before becoming flabbergasted that the hero would fall for the homely woman within weeks after years of never giving ''her'' a second look and bitterly tries to get back at her by frequently punishing her son for minor infractions (she's the principal of his high school).

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* Princess Laideronette (whose name is the French word for "ugly" rendered into a feminine name- one of the translations into English renamed her Hidessa) from the 18th-century fairy tale novella "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/aulnoy/1892/greenserpent.html The Green Serpent]]" is, in spite of having a good figure and lovely hair according to the original illustrations (they only show her from the back), so badly disfigured from birth by a curse flung at her by a fairy who was scorned by Laidronette's parents that she is kept locked away from the world and forced to wear a veil. When she wants to attend a ball in honor of her vain, beautiful, shallow sister Bellotte (who escaped the curse), the only concession her parents make is allowing her a peep-hole to watch the ball so she doesn't frighten the guests. When Bellotte gets married to a king, she gives Laidronette on of her used ribbons. Laidronette's virtue is rewarded by the restoration of her beauty, marriage to a handsome prince, and becoming queen in her own right rather than just a consort, while Bellotte is left with nothing.
* In ''Literature/JaneEyre'', Jane herself and Rochester ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', the first villains to appear are nothing special, even joking about each other's hideousness, while Blanche Ingram and Georgiana Reed are more conventionally attractive, but horrible and snobby. Charlotte Bronte admitted this was her intent when she wrote [[WorldsMostBeautifulWoman the novel, in a rebuttal to her sister Emily, to prove that a heroine didn't have to be beautiful.
* The eponymous character in Tess Gerrittsen's "Series/RizzoliAndIsles" series is a die-hard believer of this. There is yet to be a single
most beautiful woman in Westeros]], Cersei Lannister and her [[HalfIdenticalTwins Half Identical Twin]] Jaime - one being probably the most iconic evil queen since Disney, and the other being known by a name of "Kingslayer" and starting his story career by pushing out of the window a child, who saw the two performing {{Twincest}}. The eldest offspring this loving union has produced is said to inherit the best physical features of his parents and is one of, if not ''the'' most psychotic character in Westeros (despite having plenty of competition). In general, [[FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon being attractive and blonde]] is one of the books who she hasn't immediately deemed dumb, bitchy, etc. However, this rarely turns out to be the truth--instead, it's a result of Rizzoli's irrational jealousy of good-looking women (because she's plain). There are a few moments where it is played straight--Joyce O'Donnell, a psychologist Rizzoli frequently clashes with and outright describes as "a vampire", is consistently described as beautiful, immaculately coiffed, dressed, and made up--and is an utterly despicable person, regularly communicating with serial killers and advocating for their release and constantly preying on Rizzoli' s insecurities.
** Gerritsen has used this in some of her other novels. The heroine
trademarks of the book ''Bloodstream'' is repeatedly described as "ordinary-looking" while her rival is often described as "a handsome woman", Lannister clan, who actually starts out as a perfectly decent person before becoming flabbergasted that are generally speaking ''not'' nice people. Tyrion, an ugly, deformed dwarf is by far the hero would fall for most compassionate and kind of the homely woman within weeks after years of never giving ''her'' a second look Lannisters (although he's also done some pretty questionable things), and bitterly tries to get back at her by frequently punishing her son for minor infractions (she's the principal Jaime's redemption proceeds along with decrease of his high school). attractiveness.



* Achren, the former Queen of [[Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain Prydain]], is described as being intensely beautiful despite being at least sixty years old, if not much older. She's a minor villain in the first book of the series, and the BigBad of the third.
* The ''Literature/{{Indigo}}'' series has several examples: Quinas (despite being a mutant) comes to mind. So do Jessamin (who's [[EnfantTerrible the avatar of the Serpent who Devours]]) and Carlaze (who's just a [[LadyMacbeth scheming bitch]]). In all of the above cases, the first thing we hear about is their good looks. However, not every attractive character in the series ''is'' necessarily evil. (For example, there's Indigo herself...although not much focus is put on her looks.)
* Creator/BretEastonEllis' ''Literature/{{Glamorama}}'' is about models who are so self-centered and vain that they become sociopathic terrorists.
* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'': Sauron, being something akin to a fallen angel, was once very beautiful, and used this trait to ensnare humanity in his plots.
* Like Sauron above, and probably a ShoutOut to him, the BigBad Torak in ''Literature/TheBelgariad'' is described as being the most beautiful of the gods, with a vanity to match.

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* Achren, 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 former Queen 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 [[Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain Prydain]], 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 as being intensely beautiful despite being at least sixty years old, if not much older. She's a minor villain in the first book of the series, and the BigBad of the third.
* The ''Literature/{{Indigo}}'' series has several examples: Quinas (despite being a mutant) comes to mind. So do Jessamin (who's [[EnfantTerrible the avatar of the Serpent who Devours]]) and Carlaze (who's just a [[LadyMacbeth scheming bitch]]). In all of the above cases, the first thing we hear about is their good looks. However, not every attractive character in the series ''is'' necessarily evil. (For example, there's Indigo herself...
story as handsome, although not much focus is put on her looks.)
* Creator/BretEastonEllis' ''Literature/{{Glamorama}}'' is about models who
the other two handsome sons are so self-centered and vain that they become sociopathic terrorists.
* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'': Sauron, being something akin to a fallen angel, was once very beautiful, and used this trait to ensnare humanity
jerks.]]
** [[spoiler:Richard Carey
in his plots.
''Literature/MurderInMesopotamia'']] is another aversion.
* Like Sauron above, and probably a ShoutOut to him, the The BigBad Torak in ''Literature/TheBelgariad'' is described as being the most beautiful of the gods, with a vanity to match.



* 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.
** [[MeaningfulName Narcissa Malfoy]] and Bellatrix Lestrange also qualify, though the latter becomes uglier as the book progresses.
* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', the first villains to appear are [[WorldsMostBeautifulWoman the most beautiful woman in Westeros]], Cersei Lannister and her [[HalfIdenticalTwins Half Identical Twin]] Jaime - one being probably the most iconic evil queen since Disney, and the other being known by a name of "Kingslayer" and starting his story career by pushing out of the window a child, who saw the two performing {{Twincest}}. The eldest offspring this loving union has produced is said to inherit the best physical features of his parents and is one of, if not ''the'' most psychotic character in Westeros (despite having plenty of competition). In general, [[FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon being attractive and blonde]] is one of the trademarks of the Lannister clan, who are generally speaking ''not'' nice people. Tyrion, an ugly, deformed dwarf is by far the most compassionate and kind of the Lannisters (although he's also done some pretty questionable things), and Jaime's redemption proceeds along with decrease of his attractiveness.
* In ''Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray'', Dorian Gray is a beautiful young-looking man who is corrupted by Lord Henry's ideas of [[TheHedonist hedonism]] and starts pursuing pleasure, regardless of the consequences, and wreaks havoc. His [[ArtifactOfDoom portrait]] starts changing from beautiful to hideous as he commits more and more evil acts.
* Creator/DanielleSteel likes this trope too (although to be fair, much like in the page description, this is frequently paired with BeautyEqualsGoodness). But whereas a hero or heroine is naturally beautiful without any effort, a villain's good looks are usually artificial and fading.

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* Lord Voldemort, BigBad [[PosthumousCharacter Keifer Porter]] of the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series, ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'' was almost unbelievably handsome in his youth, and used it to manipulate those around him. Later on, not so much.
** [[MeaningfulName Narcissa Malfoy]] and Bellatrix Lestrange also qualify, though the latter becomes uglier as the book progresses.
* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', the first villains to appear are [[WorldsMostBeautifulWoman the most beautiful woman in Westeros]], Cersei Lannister and her [[HalfIdenticalTwins Half Identical Twin]] Jaime - one
noted for being probably the most iconic evil queen since Disney, cruel, dim-witted, and exceptionally beautiful. On the other being known by a name of "Kingslayer" hand, Jerin Whistler, who ends up marrying Keifer's widows, subverts this. He's noted in-universe for his beauty, and starting also for his story career by pushing out of the window a child, who saw the two performing {{Twincest}}. The eldest offspring this loving union has produced is said to inherit the best physical features of his parents and is one of, if not ''the'' most psychotic character in Westeros (despite having plenty of competition). In general, [[FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon being attractive and blonde]] is one of the trademarks of the Lannister clan, who are generally speaking ''not'' nice people. Tyrion, an ugly, deformed dwarf is by far the most compassionate intelligence and kind of the Lannisters (although he's also done some pretty questionable things), and Jaime's redemption proceeds along nature. Jerin even manages to help Trini deal with decrease her aversion to men caused by Keifer brutalizing her before she was of his attractiveness.
* In ''Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray'', Dorian Gray is a beautiful young-looking man who is corrupted by Lord Henry's ideas of [[TheHedonist hedonism]] and starts pursuing pleasure, regardless of the consequences, and wreaks havoc. His [[ArtifactOfDoom portrait]] starts changing from beautiful to hideous as he commits more and more evil acts.
age for marital relations anyway.
* Creator/DanielleSteel likes this trope too (although to be fair, much like in the page description, this is frequently paired with BeautyEqualsGoodness). But whereas a hero or heroine is naturally beautiful without any effort, a villain's good looks are usually artificial and fading.



* Literature/SweetValleyHigh also manages to pull this off, even though again, everyone in the books is quite pretty or handsome. But the protagonists of the current story will almost inevitably feel less attractive, even plain or outright unattractive in comparison to their beautiful, evil rival. Even Elizabeth and Jessica have felt like this, despite being described ad nauseam as among the prettiest girls in their school, and even Elizabeth has felt like this in comparison to Jessica, despite them being ''identical'' twins (the difference being that Elizabeth dresses and acts in a far more conservative manner than Jessica).

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* Literature/SweetValleyHigh also manages to pull this off, even though again, everyone The two main antagonists in ''The Fabulous Five'' series (and it's ''Taffy Sinclair'' prequels), Laura [=McCall=] and the books eponymous Taffy, respectively, are blonde, pretty, and bitchy. The bitchiness is quite pretty or handsome. But supposed to therefore make it okay that the protagonists spend a good portion of the current story will almost inevitably feel less attractive, even plain or outright unattractive in comparison "Taffy" books basically bullying her.
* Dr. Mark Ahriman of ''Literature/FalseMemory''. Handsome, successful psychiatrist [[spoiler:who [[MindRape mind rapes]] (and sometimes literally rapes) his patients, sending some out
to their beautiful, evil rival. Even Elizabeth kill people and Jessica have felt like this, despite being driving others to creative suicide for his own entertainment]].
* Christian Grey from ''Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey'' is
described ad nauseam as among amazing attractive by his love-slave girlfriend Anastasia Steele, and of course he is cruel, domineering, abusive jerk. Their relationship is portrayed as [[UsefulNotes/{{BDSM}} S&M]], but since it completely misses the prettiest girls in their school, entire [[UsefulNotes/{{Consent}} "Safe, Sane and even Elizabeth has felt like this in comparison to Jessica, despite them being ''identical'' twins (the difference being Consensual"]] thing, he's really just a DomesticAbuser.
* Creator/BretEastonEllis' ''Literature/{{Glamorama}}'' is about models who are so self-centered and vain
that Elizabeth dresses and acts in a far more conservative manner than Jessica).they become sociopathic terrorists.



* In Creator/JohnMilton's ''Literature/ParadiseLost'', Belial is quite beautiful, even in Hell.
-->'' A fairer person lost not Heav'n''
* Lanfear in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' is the WorldsMostBeautifulWoman and one of the most powerful and dangerous of [[QuirkyMinibossSquad the Forsaken]]. In fact, ''most'' of the Forsaken, men or women, are good-looking (Ishamael/Moridin, Demandred, Graendal, Rahvin, and Aran'gar are all also singled out), but Lanfear clearly leads the pack in this department.

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* In Creator/JohnMilton's ''Literature/ParadiseLost'', Belial Princess Laideronette (whose name is quite the French word for "ugly" rendered into a feminine name- one of the translations into English renamed her Hidessa) from the 18th-century fairy tale novella "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/aulnoy/1892/greenserpent.html The Green Serpent]]" is, in spite of having a good figure and lovely hair according to the original illustrations (they only show her from the back), so badly disfigured from birth by a curse flung at her by a fairy who was scorned by Laidronette's parents that she is kept locked away from the world and forced to wear a veil. When she wants to attend a ball in honor of her vain, beautiful, even in Hell.
-->'' A fairer person lost not Heav'n''
* Lanfear in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' is
shallow sister Bellotte (who escaped the WorldsMostBeautifulWoman curse), the only concession her parents make is allowing her a peep-hole to watch the ball so she doesn't frighten the guests. When Bellotte gets married to a king, she gives Laidronette on of her used ribbons. Laidronette's virtue is rewarded by the restoration of her beauty, marriage to a handsome prince, and one of becoming queen in her own right rather than just a consort, while Bellotte is left with nothing.
* In
the most powerful and dangerous second book of [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Kat Richardson's ''Greywalker'' series, the Forsaken]]. In fact, ''most'' of main character Harper immediately distrusts the Forsaken, men or women, are really good-looking (Ishamael/Moridin, Demandred, Graendal, Rahvin, and Aran'gar are all also singled out), but Lanfear clearly leads the pack guy -- she's right. Several other times played straight in this department. series. Harper winds up deeply in love with a guy who's ''not'' handsome.
* 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.
** [[MeaningfulName Narcissa Malfoy]] and Bellatrix Lestrange also qualify, though the latter becomes uglier as the book progresses.
* In the ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' series, Herald Talia's abusive father and brother were quite attractive, and as a result she's wary around handsome men; the man she falls in love with is repeatedly described as homely.



* The ''Literature/{{Indigo}}'' series has several examples: Quinas (despite being a mutant) comes to mind. So do Jessamin (who's [[EnfantTerrible the avatar of the Serpent who Devours]]) and Carlaze (who's just a [[LadyMacbeth scheming bitch]]). In all of the above cases, the first thing we hear about is their good looks. However, not every attractive character in the series ''is'' necessarily evil. (For example, there's Indigo herself...although not much focus is put on her looks.)
* In ''Literature/JaneEyre'', Jane herself and Rochester are nothing special, even joking about each other's hideousness, while Blanche Ingram and Georgiana Reed are more conventionally attractive, but horrible and snobby. Charlotte Bronte admitted this was her intent when she wrote the novel, in a rebuttal to her sister Emily, to prove that a heroine didn't have to be beautiful.
* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'': Sauron, being something akin to a fallen angel, was once very beautiful, and used this trait to ensnare humanity in his plots.
* In Creator/JohnMilton's ''Literature/ParadiseLost'', Belial is quite beautiful, even in Hell.
-->'' A fairer person lost not Heav'n''
* In ''Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray'', Dorian Gray is a beautiful young-looking man who is corrupted by Lord Henry's ideas of [[TheHedonist hedonism]] and starts pursuing pleasure, regardless of the consequences, and wreaks havoc. His [[ArtifactOfDoom portrait]] starts changing from beautiful to hideous as he commits more and more evil acts.
* [[WhiteHairBlackHeart Joren]] of Stone Mountain in Tamora Pierce's ''Literature/ProtectorOfTheSmall'' books, a misogynist asshole who goes to any length possible to get Kel out of knight training. [[http://q-sama.livejournal.com/198479.html According]] to [[WordOfGod Pierce]] he was based off of someone she knew in college.
* Achren, the former Queen of [[Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain Prydain]], is described as being intensely beautiful despite being at least sixty years old, if not much older. She's a minor villain in the first book of the series, and the BigBad of the third.
* The eponymous character in Tess Gerrittsen's "Series/RizzoliAndIsles" series is a die-hard believer of this. There is yet to be a single beautiful woman in one of the books who she hasn't immediately deemed dumb, bitchy, etc. However, this rarely turns out to be the truth--instead, it's a result of Rizzoli's irrational jealousy of good-looking women (because she's plain). There are a few moments where it is played straight--Joyce O'Donnell, a psychologist Rizzoli frequently clashes with and outright describes as "a vampire", is consistently described as beautiful, immaculately coiffed, dressed, and made up--and is an utterly despicable person, regularly communicating with serial killers and advocating for their release and constantly preying on Rizzoli' s insecurities.
** Gerritsen has used this in some of her other novels. The heroine of the book ''Bloodstream'' is repeatedly described as "ordinary-looking" while her rival is often described as "a handsome woman", who actually starts out as a perfectly decent person before becoming flabbergasted that the hero would fall for the homely woman within weeks after years of never giving ''her'' a second look and bitterly tries to get back at her by frequently punishing her son for minor infractions (she's the principal of his high school).
* All of the genetically enhanced superhumans in ''Literature/StarTrekTheEugenicsWars'' are described as very charismatic.
* Literature/SweetValleyHigh also manages to pull this off, even though again, everyone in the books is quite pretty or handsome. But the protagonists of the current story will almost inevitably feel less attractive, even plain or outright unattractive in comparison to their beautiful, evil rival. Even Elizabeth and Jessica have felt like this, despite being described ad nauseam as among the prettiest girls in their school, and even Elizabeth has felt like this in comparison to Jessica, despite them being ''identical'' twins (the difference being that Elizabeth dresses and acts in a far more conservative manner than Jessica).



* The two main antagonists in ''The Fabulous Five'' series (and it's ''Taffy Sinclair'' prequels), Laura [=McCall=] and the eponymous Taffy, respectively, are blonde, pretty, and bitchy. The bitchiness is supposed to therefore make it okay that the protagonists spend a good portion of the "Taffy" books basically bullying her.
* All of the genetically enhanced superhumans in ''Literature/StarTrekTheEugenicsWars'' are described as very charismatic.

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* The two main antagonists Lanfear in ''The Fabulous Five'' series (and it's ''Taffy Sinclair'' prequels), Laura [=McCall=] ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' is the WorldsMostBeautifulWoman and the eponymous Taffy, respectively, are blonde, pretty, and bitchy. The bitchiness is supposed to therefore make it okay that the protagonists spend a good portion one of the "Taffy" books basically bullying her.
* All
most powerful and dangerous of [[QuirkyMinibossSquad the Forsaken]]. In fact, ''most'' of the genetically enhanced superhumans in ''Literature/StarTrekTheEugenicsWars'' Forsaken, men or women, are described as very charismatic. good-looking (Ishamael/Moridin, Demandred, Graendal, Rahvin, and Aran'gar are all also singled out), but Lanfear clearly leads the pack in this department.
** Galad Damodred was never evil per say but he would do what he thought was good, regardless of who got hurt. [[spoiler: He got better in Book 13.]]
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* Griffith of ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' is a long-haired {{Bishonen}} with a beautiful, androgynous face and the body of a Greek god. He has always been able to use his looks to his advantage, which is frequently necessary for his goal of gaining his own kingdom. At first he was morally ambiguous, but after crossing a MoralEventHorizon and turning into a demon he took on the status of a main villain. Ironically, he became even more beautiful after he gave up his humanity, having an aura of divine beauty about him that convinces people he's a messianic figure. In contrast the AntiHero protagonist Guts is handsome, but in a more rugged and perhaps intimidating way, sometimes falling victim to FaceOfAThug or just his own lack of social skills.
* Johann Liebert from ''Manga/{{Monster}}'' is a charming PrettyBoy who easily gets people to trust him by acting kind and considerate. Beneath this deception he is a sociopathic murderer who wants to watch the world burn. On a less heinous level, the protagonist Dr. Tenma's ex-fiancee Eva is a vain and attractive RichBitch who dumped him because he gave up his career advancement to defend his principles. The heroes opposing Johann are a mixed bag: Nina is the prettiest on the hero team, which ironically is because she and Johann are HalfIdenticalTwins. Tenma isn't hard on the eyes, but is significantly older than Johann and tends to be in an unkempt state because he's a fugitive from the law.
%% * Yuki Michio from ''Manga/{{MW}}''.
* Alcyone from ''Manga/{{Magic Knight Rayearth}}'' is drop dead gorgeous. And she is the only villain in this story who does not do a HeelFaceTurn.
%% * Nakago from ''Manga/FushigiYuugi''

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* [[TheBeautifulElite Iason Mink]] of ''LightNovel/AiNoKusabi'' is incredibly cruel but he is also incredibly irresistible.
* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'':
**
Griffith of ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' is a long-haired {{Bishonen}} with a beautiful, androgynous face and the body of a Greek god. He has always been able to use his looks to his advantage, which is frequently necessary for his goal of gaining his own kingdom. At first he was morally ambiguous, but after crossing a MoralEventHorizon and turning into a demon he took on the status of a main villain. Ironically, he became even more beautiful after he gave up his humanity, having an aura of divine beauty about him that convinces people he's a messianic figure. In contrast the AntiHero protagonist Guts is handsome, but in a more rugged and perhaps intimidating way, sometimes falling victim to FaceOfAThug or just his own lack of social skills.
* Johann Liebert from ''Manga/{{Monster}}'' ** Slan is a charming PrettyBoy more risque version of TheVamp who easily gets people goes around pretty much naked except for a neck corset and a under bust corset that [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything looks like a penis being inserted between her boobs]]. She is every bit as vile as the other God Hands, shown when she comments that Femto's rape of Casca while Guts watches is wonderful and forcing Guts to trust perform oral sex on her when having him by acting kind and considerate. Beneath this deception he is a sociopathic murderer who captured, making it clear she wants to watch the world burn. On a less heinous level, the protagonist Dr. Tenma's ex-fiancee Eva him as her SexSlave.
* ''Manga/BlackButler''
** Sebastian
is a vain and attractive RichBitch who dumped him because he gave up his career advancement to defend his principles. The heroes opposing Johann are a mixed bag: Nina is the prettiest on the hero team, which ironically is because she and Johann are HalfIdenticalTwins. Tenma isn't hard on the eyes, devilishly good looking man but is significantly older than Johann and tends to be in an unkempt state because he's also a fugitive from the law.
%% * Yuki Michio from ''Manga/{{MW}}''.
* Alcyone from ''Manga/{{Magic Knight Rayearth}}''
demon and a cold amoral one at that.
** Aleister Chamber has good looks but also proves to be a crazy asshole in every appearance.
** Ciel Phantomhive
is drop dead gorgeous. And she a DudeLooksLikeALady {{Bishonen}} and is the only villain in this story who does not do exactly a HeelFaceTurn.
%% * Nakago from ''Manga/FushigiYuugi''
NiceGuy.



* Gilgamesh from ''LightNovel/FateZero'' is ridiculously good-looking and has A+ Charisma, but is a major {{Jerkass}} and a part of the BigBadDuumvirate.
* Lust from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', all the way down to being a female DracoInLeatherPants. Then again, she '''is''' created after the {{Lust}} [[SevenDeadlySins sin]].
** Actually, it depends on which canon you're following. She plays it straight in the manga and ''Brotherhood'', but in the first anime series she's [[AntiVillain a shitload more sympathetic.]]
* ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'':
** Nakago and it's nearly deconstructed in a last minute AlasPoorVillain scene showing his origin story.
** Yui, though in her case it's more because she's been ''badly'' manipulated and emotionally abused by Nakago, mentioned above.
%%* Andrea of ''Anime/{{Gankutsuou}}''.
%%* Ryoki from ''Manga/HotGimmick''.
%%** Also [[spoiler:Azusa, who is an attractive model that tries to have his friend gang-raped as revenge for ''[[MoralEventHorizon something she didn't even do]]''.]]
* Dio Brando, Yoshikage Kira from ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''.
* Alcyone from ''Manga/{{Magic Knight Rayearth}}'' is drop dead gorgeous. And she is the only villain in this story who does not do a HeelFaceTurn.
%%* Apos of ''Anime/{{Mnemosyne}}''
* Johann Liebert from ''Manga/{{Monster}}'' is a charming PrettyBoy who easily gets people to trust him by acting kind and considerate. Beneath this deception he is a sociopathic murderer who wants to watch the world burn. On a less heinous level, the protagonist Dr. Tenma's ex-fiancee Eva is a vain and attractive RichBitch who dumped him because he gave up his career advancement to defend his principles. The heroes opposing Johann are a mixed bag: Nina is the prettiest on the hero team, which ironically is because she and Johann are HalfIdenticalTwins. Tenma isn't hard on the eyes, but is significantly older than Johann and tends to be in an unkempt state because he's a fugitive from the law.
%%* Yuki Michio from ''Manga/{{MW}}''.
* Sasuke of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', at least after he TookALevelInJerkass.
** Neji Hyuga is TallDarkAndHandsome indeed, but another reason he has so many female fans is that he is an [[ArrogantKungFuGuy arrogant]], [[TheStoic stoic]], [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]], MagnificentBastard. Less after his HeelFaceTurn, but he still is a cynical guy, making [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys girls drool after him]].
* 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.



* Paul, the resident {{Jerkass}} trainer from ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''.
%%* Miyabi from ''Manga/RosarioToVampire''.
%%* Most of the male villains of ''Franchise/SailorMoon''.
* Cruelly deconstructed in ''Manga/SakuraGari'', where the unearthly gorgeous Souma is a massive bastard... but he turns out to have an extremely complex reason to be an asshole. [[spoiler: And his physical beauty brought him lots of abuse.]]
* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'':
** Tsukiyama in the first manga where he is portrayed as a very attractve guy whom mutilates and eats other people and ghouls and manipulates Kaneki so he can gain his trust and eat him.
** Furuta is a bishonen but is also incredibly cruel and screwed up.



[[folder: Fan Works]]
* In ''Fanfic/TheLionKingAdventures'', Maji is an alluringly beautiful mermaid [[spoiler: who likes to [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent lure animals in so she can suck the water out of their bodies via French kissing.]]]]
* [[spoiler: Mindy the Lopunny]] in ''FanFic/{{Pokeumans}}'' is referred to by many people as attractive or, to quote, 'hawt'. Then she turns out to be a spy.

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[[folder: Fan Works]]
[[folder:ComicBooks]]
* In ''Fanfic/TheLionKingAdventures'', Maji is an alluringly beautiful mermaid [[spoiler: who likes to [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent lure animals in so DependingOnTheWriter, Veronica Lodge from ''Franchise/ArchieComics''.
** Cheryl when
she can suck the water out of their bodies via French kissing.]]]]
* [[spoiler: Mindy the Lopunny]] in ''FanFic/{{Pokeumans}}'' is referred to by many people
replace Veronica role as attractive or, to quote, 'hawt'. Then she turns out to be a spy.AlphaBitch.



[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'', where the good guys are mostly ugly, the villain of the second and third movies, Prince Charming, is handsome.

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[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
[[folder: Fanfic]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'', where the good guys are mostly ugly, the villain of the second ''Fanfic/IfThemsTheRules'', [[OCStandIn Arcturus Black]] definitely qualifies being described as very beautiful but utterly cold to his wife and third movies, Prince Charming, is handsome.a racist bastard to Harry.



[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/{{Hairspray}}'' is a milder example, in that Tracy Turnblad, while chubby, is still usually quite pretty. The fact remains, though, that the thin, attractive Van Tussel women (and most of the other cast members on ''The Corny Collins Show'') are portrayed as being snobbish and cruel, apparently just because they ''are'' thin and attractive.
** While the Van Tussels remain just as horrible in the second ''Hairspray'' movie, the other attractive cast members are shown to warm up to Tracy. The Negro Day girls who are thin and attractive are nice from the start.
* ''Film/ShallowHal'' explores this trope with emphasis on a person's inner beauty over their outer beauty.
* Any part played by William Zabka during the late 1980s. He seemed to have made a career out of playing pretty-boy bullies who thought nothing of acting as crappily as possible to anyone not as handsome, rich, and self-important as himself (the characters he played in ''Film/TheKarateKid'', ''Film/BackToSchool'', and especially ''Just One of the Guys''). It should be noted that, by all accounts, [[MeanCharacterNiceActor the former-actor-turned-Oscar-nominated-director himself is anything but a Jerk Ass]].
* Heavily implied in the case of many supporting characters in ''Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera''. (Not the ''named'' ones, but the extras- wanting to look or feel better automatically makes you a shallow, surgery addicted drug whore in this film.) It was implied in the extra material that there was a group of people who were addicted to plastic surgery. Original art for these people showed that they weren't attractive by any means.
* The Alpha Beta fraternity and their associated sorority, Pi Delta Pi in ''Film/RevengeOfTheNerds''.
* Subverted in ''Film/TheMask'': The blonde hottie (played by Creator/CameronDiaz) with whom the BigBad is involved gets paired up with Stanley at the end.
* The film ''Branded,'' attempts to deconstruct this, by having a wave of "fat acceptance" advertisement is actually part of a conspiracy to sell more burgers at fast food joints. Yes, if you're fat, you're a mindless drone literally feeding ([[MakesJustasMuchSenseInContext through giant invisible parasites on top of buildings]]) the evil corporations. [[BrokenAesop The movie]] [[SpaceWhaleAesop didn't handle it]] [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeonDrugs very well]].
* In ''Film/DodgeballATrueUnderdogStory'', the villainous dodgeball team is (with a single exception), attractive, athletic, muscular and young who believe they are naturally superior to other people ''because'' of their physical attractiveness. This is juxtaposed by the heroic team, who are all geeks, overweight, slobs, or pirates.
* 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]].
* The bitchy, dim-witted (minus one) second wives in ''Film/TheFirstWivesClub'' are all noticeably younger and prettier than the titular characters (though they are all quite attractive themselves). Like the {{Hairspray}} example above, it's implied that two traits simply go together.
* ''The Girl Most Likely To'' plays with this. Most of the people behave like dicks to the Ugly Duckling protagonist, but there are super pretty girls that snub her or take advantage of her and then later [[spoiler: the protagonists unleashes deadly yet hilarious revenge after reconstructive surgery has made her a knockout]]

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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
[[folder: Fan Works]]
* ''Film/{{Hairspray}}'' In ''Fanfic/TheLionKingAdventures'', Maji is a milder example, an alluringly beautiful mermaid [[spoiler: who likes to [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent lure animals in that Tracy Turnblad, while chubby, is still usually quite pretty. The fact remains, though, that so she can suck the thin, water out of their bodies via French kissing.]]]]
* [[spoiler: Mindy the Lopunny]] in ''FanFic/{{Pokeumans}}'' is referred to by many people as
attractive Van Tussel women (and most of the other cast members on ''The Corny Collins Show'') are portrayed as being snobbish and cruel, apparently just because they ''are'' thin and attractive.
** While the Van Tussels remain just as horrible in the second ''Hairspray'' movie, the other attractive cast members are shown
or, to warm up to Tracy. The Negro Day girls who are thin and attractive are nice from the start.
* ''Film/ShallowHal'' explores this trope with emphasis on a person's inner beauty over their outer beauty.
* Any part played by William Zabka during the late 1980s. He seemed to have made a career
quote, 'hawt'. Then she turns out of playing pretty-boy bullies who thought nothing of acting as crappily as possible to anyone not as handsome, rich, and self-important as himself (the characters he played in ''Film/TheKarateKid'', ''Film/BackToSchool'', and especially ''Just One of the Guys''). It should be noted that, by all accounts, [[MeanCharacterNiceActor the former-actor-turned-Oscar-nominated-director himself is anything but a Jerk Ass]].
* Heavily implied in the case of many supporting characters in ''Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera''. (Not the ''named'' ones, but the extras- wanting to look or feel better automatically makes you a shallow, surgery addicted drug whore in this film.) It was implied in the extra material that there was a group of people who were addicted to plastic surgery. Original art for these people showed that they weren't attractive by any means.
* The Alpha Beta fraternity and their associated sorority, Pi Delta Pi in ''Film/RevengeOfTheNerds''.
* Subverted in ''Film/TheMask'': The blonde hottie (played by Creator/CameronDiaz) with whom the BigBad is involved gets paired up with Stanley at the end.
* The film ''Branded,'' attempts to deconstruct this, by having a wave of "fat acceptance" advertisement is actually part of a conspiracy to sell more burgers at fast food joints. Yes, if you're fat, you're a mindless drone literally feeding ([[MakesJustasMuchSenseInContext through giant invisible parasites on top of buildings]]) the evil corporations. [[BrokenAesop The movie]] [[SpaceWhaleAesop didn't handle it]] [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeonDrugs very well]].
* In ''Film/DodgeballATrueUnderdogStory'', the villainous dodgeball team is (with a single exception), attractive, athletic, muscular and young who believe they are naturally superior to other people ''because'' of their physical attractiveness. This is juxtaposed by the heroic team, who are all geeks, overweight, slobs, or pirates.
* 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]].
* The bitchy, dim-witted (minus one) second wives in ''Film/TheFirstWivesClub'' are all noticeably younger and prettier than the titular characters (though they are all quite attractive themselves). Like the {{Hairspray}} example above, it's implied that two traits simply go together.
* ''The Girl Most Likely To'' plays with this. Most of the people behave like dicks to the Ugly Duckling protagonist, but there are super pretty girls that snub her or take advantage of her and then later [[spoiler: the protagonists unleashes deadly yet hilarious revenge after reconstructive surgery has made her a knockout]]
spy.



[[folder:Films - Animated]]
* The Beast in Disney's ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', before his curse. And Gaston throughout. Commentary by the creators indicates that the intention was to invert BeautyEqualsGoodness by making the villain ruggedly handsome to contrast with the monstrous but good-hearted Beast.
* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' gives us [[spoiler:Prince Hans. Anna thinks he's gorgeous and he's certainly very charming, but he turns out to be a sociopathic SocialClimber who is only interested in Anna for her claim to the Arendelle's throne, and was planning to arrange an "[[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident accident]]" to get Elsa out of the way even before her powers were revealed.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'', where the good guys are mostly ugly, the villain of the second and third movies, Prince Charming, is handsome.
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[[folder:Films - Live-Action]]
* ''Film/AnimalHouse'' and ''Film/RevengeOfTheNerds'' definitely qualify.
** ''Animal House'' tries to have it both ways. The opposite number of Omega House's Gregg Marmalard is clearly Eric Stratton, who's just as handsome as Gregg is but is clearly intended to be the DesignatedHero. But if you consider Gregg's "good" counterpart to be John Blutarski (who ''does'' ultimately succeed in wooing Mandy Pepperidge away from him, after all), then this trope is played straight.
* The film ''Branded,'' attempts to deconstruct this, by having a wave of "fat acceptance" advertisement is actually part of a conspiracy to sell more burgers at fast food joints. Yes, if you're fat, you're a mindless drone literally feeding ([[MakesJustasMuchSenseInContext through giant invisible parasites on top of buildings]]) the evil corporations. [[BrokenAesop The movie]] [[SpaceWhaleAesop didn't handle it]] [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeonDrugs very well]].
* ''Film/CruelIntentions'': Both lead characters are played up as being very attractive, and both are rotten to the core. However, the film's climax features some character development for the male as he develops actual, honest feelings for the genuinely wholesome girl he was chasing for most of the film.
* Ajax, the BigBad of ''Film/Deadpool2016'', is a cruel and sadistic MadScientist who performs torturous experiments on people to turn them into super-powered slaves. He's also played by Ed Skrein, who, in the closing credit sequence, is regarded by the cartoon Deadpool as the "hottest" of the actors.
* In ''Film/DodgeballATrueUnderdogStory'', the villainous dodgeball team is (with a single exception), attractive, athletic, muscular and young who believe they are naturally superior to other people ''because'' of their physical attractiveness. This is juxtaposed by the heroic team, who are all geeks, overweight, slobs, or pirates.
* The bitchy, dim-witted (minus one) second wives in ''Film/TheFirstWivesClub'' are all noticeably younger and prettier than the titular characters (though they are all quite attractive themselves). Like the {{Hairspray}} example above, it's implied that two traits simply go together.
* ''The Girl Most Likely To'' plays with this. Most of the people behave like dicks to the Ugly Duckling protagonist, but there are super pretty girls that snub her or take advantage of her and then later [[spoiler: the protagonists unleashes deadly yet hilarious revenge after reconstructive surgery has made her a knockout]]
* ''Film/{{Hairspray}}'' is a milder example, in that Tracy Turnblad, while chubby, is still usually quite pretty. The fact remains, though, that the thin, attractive Van Tussel women (and most of the other cast members on ''The Corny Collins Show'') are portrayed as being snobbish and cruel, apparently just because they ''are'' thin and attractive.
** While the Van Tussels remain just as horrible in the second ''Hairspray'' movie, the other attractive cast members are shown to warm up to Tracy. The Negro Day girls who are thin and attractive are nice from the start.
%%* Pick a female villain in the ''Film/JamesBond'' franchise, any female villain.
* Subverted in ''Film/TheMask'': The blonde hottie (played by Creator/CameronDiaz) with whom the BigBad is involved gets paired up with Stanley at the end.
* Any of the [[GirlPosse plastics]] in ''Film/MeanGirls'' particularly Regina George are rude and cruel to the other students in their school that they don't consider as popular and attractive as them.
* 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]].
* Heavily implied in the case of many supporting characters in ''Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera''. (Not the ''named'' ones, but the extras- wanting to look or feel better automatically makes you a shallow, surgery addicted drug whore in this film.) It was implied in the extra material that there was a group of people who were addicted to plastic surgery. Original art for these people showed that they weren't attractive by any means.
* The Alpha Beta fraternity and their associated sorority, Pi Delta Pi in ''Film/RevengeOfTheNerds''.
* ''Film/ShallowHal'' explores this trope with emphasis on a person's inner beauty over their outer beauty.
* Any part played by William Zabka during the late 1980s. He seemed to have made a career out of playing pretty-boy bullies who thought nothing of acting as crappily as possible to anyone not as handsome, rich, and self-important as himself (the characters he played in ''Film/TheKarateKid'', ''Film/BackToSchool'', and especially ''Just One of the Guys''). It should be noted that, by all accounts, [[MeanCharacterNiceActor the former-actor-turned-Oscar-nominated-director himself is anything but a Jerk Ass]].
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* This idea was played with on the reality show ''True Beauty'', which took a cast of good-looking people and then attempted to see if they were as good on the inside as they were on the outside by testing their kindness and morals. Some of them were, some of them... weren't.



* A classic ''Series/DoctorWho'' example from very early in the show's run is the story "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E1Galaxy4 Galaxy 4]]" - the Doctor and his companions find themselves trapped on a planet along with the beautiful female Drahvins and the hideous Rills.



* Played straight with Morgana and several one-off characters in ''Series/{{Merlin}}''.
* In the ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' episode "Mean", three mean, pretty and popular teenage girls kidnap and murder a fourth pretty and popular teenage girl.
* In the "Thank God It's Friday" episode of ''Series/GrowingPains'', Mike, Boner and Eddie are invited to a party by a hip college dude. At the party, The boys are [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mckPFVnoBdE pressured to use cocaine by the pretty girls]]. Message: [[DrugsAreBad hot chicks do drugs]] and therefore run with a [[http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=fast+crowd&defid=7407381 fast crowd]]. When the show wraps up, Kirk Cameron talks to the audience about [[PeerPressureMakesYouEvil peer pressure and drugs]].

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* Played straight with Morgana and several one-off On soap operas, the super sexy characters engage in ''Series/{{Merlin}}''.
* In the ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' episode "Mean", three mean, pretty
all kinds of immoral and popular teenage girls kidnap and murder a fourth pretty and popular teenage girl.
* In the "Thank God It's Friday" episode of ''Series/GrowingPains'', Mike, Boner and Eddie are invited to a party by a hip college dude. At the party, The boys are [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mckPFVnoBdE pressured to use cocaine by the pretty girls]]. Message: [[DrugsAreBad hot chicks do drugs]] and therefore run with a [[http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=fast+crowd&defid=7407381 fast crowd]]. When the show wraps up, Kirk Cameron talks to the audience about [[PeerPressureMakesYouEvil peer pressure and drugs]].
unethical behavior.



* An episode of ''Series/JoanOfArcadia'' has Joan believing God is trying to make her preach this, and she begins protesting her cosmetology class by not showering, washing her hair, or putting on deodorant or make up. God then tells her that isn't what he meant. But it kind of was. But not really. The Aesop of the episode was a little confusing.

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* An episode of ''Series/JoanOfArcadia'' has Joan believing God ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''. The series's OfficialCouple is trying pretty much set up to make her preach this, be the classic 'NiceGuy nerd courting the Prom Queen'. As such, almost, but not all, rival love interests who happen to be attractive, or at least arguably more attractive than Leonard, tend to be complete and she begins protesting her cosmetology class by not showering, washing her hair, or putting on deodorant or make up. God then tells her that isn't what he meant. But it kind of was. But not really. utter assholes, who treat Penny terribly. The Aesop exceptions being Stuart (who goes from slightly adorkable NiceGuy to almost a parody of the episode Adorkable Woobie types), Zack (who despite fitting the mold, he's an example of GoodIsDumb), and her British study partner Leonard was jealous of, who was wiling to play along with Leonard's attempt to scare him off.
* Angel and Spike in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. They've both spent
a little confusing.good amount of their lives [[ColdBloodedTorture torturing]], murdering and [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil even raping]] various people, and never reform completely, but it doesn't seem to detract from their sexual appeal. They dress a lot more stylishly than either [[CoolLoser Xander]] or [[GoodIsBoring Riley]] and, [[InformedAbility judging by the reactions of other characters in-universe]], they are supposed to be more physically attractive.



* On soap operas, the super sexy characters engage in all kinds of immoral and unethical behavior.
* A lot of the programs on Creator/InvestigationDiscovery ([=ID=]) are presented as cautionary tales about getting romantically involved with beautiful people.

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* On soap operas, the super sexy characters engage in all kinds of immoral and unethical behavior.
* A lot of the programs
Jeff on Creator/InvestigationDiscovery ([=ID=]) are presented as cautionary tales about getting romantically involved with beautiful people.''Series/{{Community}}'', although he gets slightly better over time.



* A classic ''Series/DoctorWho'' example from very early in the show's run is the story "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E1Galaxy4 Galaxy 4]]" - the Doctor and his companions find themselves trapped on a planet along with the beautiful female Drahvins and the hideous Rills.
* Stephan Urkelle of ''Series/FamilyMatters'' first appearance was a self-absorbed prick who couldn't care less about Carl's friend getting shot. However, as Steve began modifying and perfecting the formula to create him (Boss Sauce), Stephan become a suave and kind-hearted gentleman. Essentially, a cool and slightly less intelligent version of Steve.
** Some of the guys that Laura becomes interested in usually end up being jerks who just want to sleep with her.
* Saffron (or whatever her real name is) from ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', who was a thief, a swindler, and who tried to kill Mal by leaving him naked in the desert.



%%* Chuck Bass in ''Series/{{Gossip Girl}}''.
* In the "Thank God It's Friday" episode of ''Series/GrowingPains'', Mike, Boner and Eddie are invited to a party by a hip college dude. At the party, The boys are [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mckPFVnoBdE pressured to use cocaine by the pretty girls]]. Message: [[DrugsAreBad hot chicks do drugs]] and therefore run with a [[http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=fast+crowd&defid=7407381 fast crowd]]. When the show wraps up, Kirk Cameron talks to the audience about [[PeerPressureMakesYouEvil peer pressure and drugs]].
%%* Nathan Petrelli and Sylar throughout ''Series/{{Heroes}}''.
* A lot of the programs on Creator/InvestigationDiscovery ([=ID=]) are presented as cautionary tales about getting romantically involved with beautiful people.
* An episode of ''Series/JoanOfArcadia'' has Joan believing God is trying to make her preach this, and she begins protesting her cosmetology class by not showering, washing her hair, or putting on deodorant or make up. God then tells her that isn't what he meant. But it kind of was. But not really. The Aesop of the episode was a little confusing.
* In the ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' episode "Mean", three mean, pretty and popular teenage girls kidnap and murder a fourth pretty and popular teenage girl.
%%* Sawyer on the first couple of seasons of ''Series/{{LOST}}''.
* Played straight with Morgana and several one-off characters in ''Series/{{Merlin}}''.
%%* ''Series/PowerRangers'': Barring Rita, most of the humanoid female villains could qualify.
* Alex Barnes a/k/a Alicia Bannister from ''Series/TheSentinel''. Although beautiful, she was a thief, a multiple murderer, and generally {{AxCrazy}}. Also Lyla, Maya. . . really, most of the women Jim & Blair get with--they're all gorgeous, and all thoroughly nasty pieces of work.
* Prevalent in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''. As a general rule, while a character's level of attractiveness doesn't determine how "good" they will be, the less attractive male characters seem to form better romantic relationships.
** While Sam and Dean might basically be good people (at least, when Sam hasn't gone darkside) they both manipulate women for sex and have a tendency to self-obsess and act like major jerkasses to everybody around them. If you were a random bar-frequenting woman in the Supernatural universe and they hadn't saved your life, you'd be forgiven for thinking they were bastards. It's worth noting however that Sam averted this entirely before he became a Hunter again in the series pilot, instead having been in a stable and loving relationship with Jessica at the time.
** Castiel isn't sexually manipulative towards women, but that might have more to do with his general [[NoSocialSkills cluelessness about human behaviour]], his devotion to his faith, and disinterest in the matter. The sexual chemistry with Meg seems to be based around violence, and he once accidentally burnt somebody's eyes out and forgot to fix them, although it seems like he could have done so easily. So he's probably not the best boyfriend material, either.
** Bobby is comparatively less attractive but was able to maintain a stable and loving marriage for many years.
** While Samuel Winchester, Senior (the grandfather) is morally ambiguous, his marriage and commitment to his family seems a lot stronger than John's.
** The only notable exception to the rule is Jimmy (Castiel's vessel), who is very pretty and was (before he became involved in angel business) a devoted and loving father and husband. And the actor who plays him is probably [[{{Adorkable}} cuter when he plays Cas, anyway]].
** Almost every female demon, ever.
** The Meg demon is fond of possessing attractive hosts and varies between smacking around or making out with the Winchester boys.
%%* Laurie from ''Series/That70sShow''
* This idea was played with on the reality show ''True Beauty'', which took a cast of good-looking people and then attempted to see if they were as good on the inside as they were on the outside by testing their kindness and morals. Some of them were, some of them... weren't.
%%* Eric from ''Series/TrueBlood'', especially after he took a level in sexy in seasons two and three.
%%** And Bill and Jason have had their moments of complete bastardry, too.
%%* Damon Salvatore of ''Series/TheVampireDiaries''.






* IWRG luchador El Guapo Siniestro was of this opinion, and if his name didn't give it away, [[CardCarryingVillain based this view on himself]]. Mr. México and Poder Méxica had some fun getting him shaved.



* 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.]]
* Vega from ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' due to his handsome face with a psychotic killer's mind.



* In ''VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe'', [[spoiler: Queen Sectonia]] used to be a benevolent ruler, but an obsession with beauty gradually turned her into a heartless monster until her subjects were forced to send help to another world to depose her and save them.

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* In ''VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe'', [[spoiler: Queen Sectonia]] used to be a benevolent ruler, but an obsession with beauty gradually turned her into a heartless monster until her subjects were forced to send help to another world to depose her and save them.%%* Kizami from ''VideoGame/CorpseParty''.



* Invoked in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', where Cloud's JerkassFacade is connected to the fact that he now looks like a [[ElitesAreMoreGlamorous sexy SOLDIER member]] as a result of [[PhlebotinumRebel the experimental medical procedures done on him]] - apparently, he expects SOLDIER members should be like this. A couple of characters remark that the persona makes him seem attractive in itself.
* In ''VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe'', [[spoiler: Queen Sectonia]] used to be a benevolent ruler, but an obsession with beauty gradually turned her into a heartless monster until her subjects were forced to send help to another world to depose her and save them.
%%* Nick from ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2''.
* 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.]]
* Rouge from the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' series qualify. She is considered to be the MsFanservice of the series and happens to be a vain, sassy, and manipulative jewel thief, although she's [[AntiHero nowhere near evil]].
* Vega from ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' due to his handsome face with a psychotic killer's mind.





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* As a possible example of this trope, there's one ''Webcomic/{{Nodwick}}'' strip in which a villainess explains her face (and gender) is always hidden because only hot evil chicks are allowed to show they're evil.
** Double lampshaded because at first they just think it's because she was horribly disfigured in an accident, but then she mentions that even before the accident, a woman who was "nothing special" would have been a pretty good catch compared to her.
%%* Yu Han-Sung from ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod''.
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%%* Captain Hammer from ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog''.
* In ''[[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Teen Girl Squad]]'', Cheerleader is considered the hottest out of the group in-universe. She's also the meanest.



* The Trix in ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'': They are as psychopathic, bitchy, and homicidal as they are beautiful. Heck their hobbies are torturing others for shits and giggles (Mirta, Lucy etc)

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%%* Mozenrath from the ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' series.
%%* Azula from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''.
%%* ''WesternAnimation/CloneHigh'''s very own JFK.
* The Trix ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
** An episode of has Peter becoming a jerk after plastic surgery turns him into one of the beautiful people, [[ScrewTheRulesImBeautiful because being handsome means that he can screw the rules]]. On the other hand, considering [[{{Jerkass}} who we're talking about]], the appearance boost may not be to blame.
** A similar example happen
in ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'': They are as psychopathic, bitchy, "Don't Make Me Over" with Meg where she become a cute blond girl and homicidal as they are beautiful. Heck their hobbies are torturing others a singer, but also more jerkass until she is humiliated in tv and return to normal herself.
** Connie is depicted at being the popular pretty AlphaBitch in every appearance especially to Meg who even confessed to her that she resorted to SelfHarm because of the abuse.
%%** Jeff Fecalman, Brenda Quagmire's abusive boyfriend.
** In the "Be Careful What You Fish For", Miss Emily is the negligent owner of the Tiny Tots Preschool and Stewie brings it to Brian's attention. When Brian tries to confront her, he sees Miss Emily sunbathing and resorts to running interference with Stewie until he can have sex with her. He finally has Miss Emily arrested once he finds out she has a live-in boyfriend named Devin whom she never mentioned.
%%* Gordon Gibble of ''WesternAnimation/KickButtowski''.
* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' with Asami Sato. When this drop dead gorgeous and rich girl showed up, and immediately began a relationship with Mako, despite him seemingly being set up
for shits a relationship with Korra, many fans immediately assumed she was TheMole and giggles (Mirta, Lucy etc)evil. This was only fueled by the discovery that her father ''was'' an Equalist, and a ''very'' short period of time where she pretended to side with him, if only to get the upper hand. In the end, she was as genuine as she seemed to be.



* In the "Be Careful What You Fish For" episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', Miss Emily is the negligent owner of the Tiny Tots Preschool and Stewie brings it to Brian's attention. When Brian tries to confront her, he sees Miss Emily sunbathing and resorts to running interference with Stewie until he can have sex with her. He finally has Miss Emily arrested once he finds out she has a live-in boyfriend named Devin whom she never mentioned.
* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' with Asami Sato. When this drop dead gorgeous and rich girl showed up, and immediately began a relationship with Mako, despite him seemingly being set up for a relationship with Korra, many fans immediately assumed she was TheMole and evil. This was only fueled by the discovery that her father ''was'' an Equalist, and a ''very'' short period of time where she pretended to side with him, if only to get the upper hand. In the end, she was as genuine as she seemed to be.
* Heather from ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' is this--basically all the male contestants agree that while she's certainly very attractive, the guys that aren't Alejandro ([[RelationshipRevolvingDoor Heather's on/off-boyfriend]]) are very careful to keep to their distance from her, since they're all well aware of what her personality is like, ''especially'' after the first season.

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* In the "Be Careful What You Fish For" episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', Miss Emily is the negligent owner of the Tiny Tots Preschool and Stewie brings it to Brian's attention. When Brian tries to confront her, he sees Miss Emily sunbathing and resorts to running interference with Stewie until he can have sex with her. He finally has Miss Emily arrested once he finds out she has a live-in boyfriend named Devin whom she never mentioned.
* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' with Asami Sato. When this drop dead gorgeous and rich girl showed up, and immediately began a relationship with Mako, despite him seemingly being set up for a relationship with Korra, many fans immediately assumed she was TheMole and evil. This was only fueled by the discovery that her father ''was'' an Equalist, and a ''very'' short period of time where she pretended to side with him, if only to get the upper hand. In the end, she was as genuine as she seemed to be.
* Heather
%%* The Dark Ace from ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' ''WesternAnimation/StormHawks''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'':
** Heather
is this--basically all the male contestants agree that while she's certainly very attractive, the guys that aren't Alejandro ([[RelationshipRevolvingDoor Heather's on/off-boyfriend]]) are very careful to keep to their distance from her, since they're all well aware of what her personality is like, ''especially'' after the first season.season.
** Alejandro. He's a lying, back-stabbing jerk, but is also the major MrFanservice of the show. Has anyone counted how many times he's ripped off his shirt?
%%* Callie Maggotbone in the earlier episodes of 'WesternAnimation/'UglyAmericans''.
* ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' used an art style that made most characters attractive. However, according to some fans, the most attractive characters are Pietro, Gambit, and Avalanche. While Gambit and Avalanche both have lines they won't cross and times of heroics, they still had strong shades of criminal level jerkery. However, Pietro takes the cake. Sociopathic disregard for human life? Check. Starscream level cowardice? Check. Draco level smugness? Check. Pretty white hair and bishonen level attractivness according to girl fans? Check.
** The jock Duncan took JerkJock gig even further when he attacked the Morlocks with guns and bombs.
* The Trix in ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'': They are as psychopathic, bitchy, and homicidal as they are beautiful. Heck their hobbies are torturing others for shits and giggles (Mirta, Lucy etc)


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* Former ''Magazine/{{Playboy}}'' Playmate April Hunter, who debuted in Wrestling/{{WCW}} roughly a year after Sable won the women's championship, [[GenreSavvy knew from the get go]] she was going to run right into this trope. She eventually came to embrace it, putting together a trio with Taylor Made and Allysin Kay that call themselves Made In Sin, [[CardCarryingVillain a name not chosen]] by JustForPun.

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* Former ''Magazine/{{Playboy}}'' Playmate April Hunter, who debuted in Wrestling/{{WCW}} roughly a year after Sable won the women's championship, [[GenreSavvy knew from the get go]] she was going to run right into this trope. She eventually came to embrace it, putting together a trio with Taylor Made and Allysin Kay that call themselves Made In Sin, [[CardCarryingVillain a name not chosen]] by not]] chosen JustForPun.
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* Attractive women are often seen as inferior wrestlers, or are pre-judged to have gotten their jobs on looks rather than athletic merits or wrestling skill. This attitude dates back to Wrestling/{{Sable}} in the late 90s, not to say the thought had never arose before. ''At the start'' of the 1990s when Wrestling/{{FMW}} picked up and pushed [[Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling Zenjo]] reject Megumi Kudo, there were grumblings about them trying to sell modeling photo books, but she soon displayed an improved work rate and previously unrevealed toughness that proved these concerns premature(still, the trope was played straight the other way, initially had a "[[RedBaron evil princess]]" [[TheGimmick gimmick]]). Even the 1980s Wrestling/{{GLOW}}, a {{camp}} promotion that most involved didn't actually expect to succeed, had certain physical and technical standards all its athletes were expected to meet(and also had a straight example in the EvilBrit {{Godiva|Hair}}). Those involved in the wrestling industry were traditionally protective of it in that they did their utmost to ensure those considered inferior were kept out and failing that, used in ways their flaws would not expose incompetence.
* On one hand Sable was ultra-popular for a while and brought back women's wrestling to mainstream promotions. On the other hand, she'd had so much plastic surgery she could barely bump and had to be carried through her matches by the more talented, and gorgeous, Wrestling/{{Jacqueline}} and the deliberately odd-looking but also very talented Wrestling/LunaVachon. Even strictly WWE fans began to notice Sable's opponents tended to look a lot more capable facing each other than they did her and the company itself lost interest in protecting Sable after one behind the scenes dispute too many. This attitude became even more prevalent when WWE spent the better part of 2004 dedicating a quarter of its programming to a "quarter of a million dollar diva search" which repeatedly was stated ''not'' to be about finding another woman wrestler only to drop most of its women wrestlers after the contest was over and have untrained contestants who didn't even win the contest take their places. To this day Wrestling/{{WWE}} tends to hire models that their talent scouts find attractive and send them to developmental territories instead of hiring girls from the independent promotions or with history in anything vaguely wrestling related. So ex-models regularly get accused of being talentless and undeserving of their jobs, regardless of the fact they all have ''some'' training now, regardless of how hard they work to improve their skills.
* Former ''Magazine/{{Playboy}}'' Playmate April Hunter, who debuted in Wrestling/{{WCW}} roughly a year after Sable won the women's championship, [[GenreSavvy knew from the get go]] she was going to run right into this trope. She eventually came to embrace it, putting together a trio with Taylor Made and Allysin Kay that call themselves Made In Sin, [[CardCarryingVillain a name not chosen by coincidence]].

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* Attractive women are often seen as inferior wrestlers, or are pre-judged to have gotten their jobs on looks rather than athletic merits or wrestling skill. This attitude dates back to Wrestling/{{Sable}} in the late 90s, not to say the thought had never arose before. prior. ''At the start'' of the 1990s when Wrestling/{{FMW}} picked up and pushed [[Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling Zenjo]] reject Megumi Kudo, there were grumblings about them [[MerchandiseDriven trying to sell modeling photo books, books]], but she soon displayed an improved work rate and previously unrevealed toughness that proved these concerns premature(still, the trope was played straight the other way, initially had a having an "[[RedBaron evil princess]]" [[TheGimmick gimmick]]). Even the 1980s Wrestling/{{GLOW}}, a {{camp}} promotion that most involved didn't actually expect to succeed, had certain physical and technical standards all its athletes were expected to meet(and also had a straight example in the EvilBrit {{Godiva|Hair}}). Those involved in the wrestling industry were traditionally protective of it in that they did their utmost to ensure those considered inferior were kept out and failing that, used in ways their flaws would not expose incompetence.
* On one hand Sable was ultra-popular for a while and brought back women's wrestling to mainstream promotions. On the other hand, she'd had so much plastic surgery she could barely bump and had to be carried through her matches by the more talented, and gorgeous, Wrestling/{{Jacqueline}} and the deliberately odd-looking but also very talented Wrestling/LunaVachon. Even strictly WWE fans began to notice Sable's opponents tended to look a lot more capable facing each other than they did her and her, then the company itself lost interest in protecting Sable after one too many behind the scenes dispute too many. disputes. This attitude became even more prevalent when WWE spent the better part of 2004 dedicating [[PlotTumor a quarter of its programming programming]] to a "quarter of a million dollar diva search" which repeatedly was stated ''not'' to be about finding another woman wrestler wrestlers only to drop most of its women wrestlers after the contest was over and have untrained contestants who didn't even win the contest take their places. To this day Wrestling/{{WWE}} tends to hire models that their talent scouts find attractive and send them to developmental territories instead of hiring girls from the independent promotions or with history in anything vaguely wrestling related. So ex-models regularly get accused of being talentless and undeserving of their jobs, regardless of the fact they all have ''some'' training now, regardless of how hard they work to improve their skills.
* Former ''Magazine/{{Playboy}}'' Playmate April Hunter, who debuted in Wrestling/{{WCW}} roughly a year after Sable won the women's championship, [[GenreSavvy knew from the get go]] she was going to run right into this trope. She eventually came to embrace it, putting together a trio with Taylor Made and Allysin Kay that call themselves Made In Sin, [[CardCarryingVillain a name not chosen chosen]] by coincidence]].JustForPun.



* {{Subverted|trope}} in another STARDOM case with "Act" Yasukawa, who people were equally skeptical about entering professional wrestling, though not quite as many people due Aikawa being better known. Her "title" is even a reference to her former career as an actress. However, Yasukawa wrestles with [[FacialMarkings face paint]] and an {{eye patch|of power}}, as her athletic background is in kendo, which lead to a [[TheGimmick gimmick]] based around several famous [[EverythingsBetterWithSamurai samurai]].

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* {{Subverted|trope}} in another STARDOM case with "Act" Yasukawa, who people were equally skeptical about entering professional wrestling, though not quite as many people due Aikawa being better known. Her "title" is even a reference to her former career as an actress. However, Yasukawa wrestles with [[FacialMarkings face paint]] and an {{eye patch|of power}}, as her athletic background is in kendo, which lead to a [[TheGimmick gimmick]] based around several famous [[EverythingsBetterWithSamurai samurai]]. Also unintentionally subverted in that Yasukawa has been ''openly'' evil for most of her career but fans [[DracoInLeatherPants ignored it]].
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