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10th Oct '17 4:46:54 AM Kadorhal
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* ''You'' can play as one in basically every game that lets you fully create your characters, such as ''The Elder Scrolls'', ''Fallout'' 3 onwards or the ''Saints Row'' series; your female character can look drop-dead gorgeous from the neck-down, but play around with the face sliders enough and you can end up with a Butter Face that would make even [[Franchise/MortalKombat Mileena]] look like a fashion model.
* The nurses in the ''Franchise/SilentHill'' series apparently have [[HospitalHottie very nice bodies]], and ''tumors'' for heads.

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* ''You'' can play as one in basically every game that lets you fully create your characters, such as ''The Elder Scrolls'', ''Fallout'' 3 ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' onwards or the ''Saints Row'' ''VideoGame/SaintsRow'' series; your female character can look drop-dead gorgeous from the neck-down, but play around with the face sliders enough and you can end up with a Butter Face that would make even [[Franchise/MortalKombat Mileena]] look like a fashion model.
* The nurses in the ''Franchise/SilentHill'' series apparently have [[HospitalHottie very nice bodies]], and what are apparently ''tumors'' for heads.


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* This trope is {{discussed|Trope}} in ''VideoGame/BattlefieldBadCompany''. Most of the squad, Sweetwater in particular, expresses adoration for [[VoiceWithAnInternetConnection Mike-One-Juliet]] based on nothing but the sound of her voice. Eventually, however, Haggard questions whether that automatically means she's physically as beautiful as Sweetwater imagines, noting that he has a cousin with a beautiful voice "but a face like a can of dog food".
-->'''Sweetwater:''' Wasn't she the one you dated?\\
'''Haggard:''' [[BluntYes Yeah.]]\\
'''Sweetwater:''' ...[[InsultBackfire Cool.]]
1st Oct '17 11:16:19 AM Storygirl000
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* Downplayed in ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe3'' with Valerie Da Vinci. We get a panning shot showing her rather shapely figure...and then we get to her GagNose.
28th Sep '17 11:35:40 PM WanderingBrowser
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* In modern-day Central American urban legends, we have the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sihuanaba Sihuanaba]], a spirit that looks like a beautiful woman from behind. She appears bathing in a lake or river and lures men to their deaths, but not before revealing that her face is actually that of a horse.

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* In modern-day Central American urban legends, we have the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sihuanaba Sihuanaba]], a spirit that looks like a beautiful woman from behind. She appears bathing in a lake or river and lures men to their deaths, but not before revealing that her face is actually that of a horse. Mind you, in this case, [[FurryFandom there are men who wouldn't be put off by]] TheReveal [[FurryFandom at all]].



** The Great Fairies from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' have long legs, large (albeit strangely-shaped, due to the low processing power of the Nintendo 64) breasts, and [[{{Stripperiffic}} no clothing but vines]]. Despite this, their noses are large and misshapen, they each have a single mole on the side of their face, and their mouths are cartoonishly large.

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** The Great Fairies from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' have long legs, large (albeit strangely-shaped, due to the low processing power of the Nintendo 64) breasts, and [[{{Stripperiffic}} no clothing but vines]]. Despite this, their noses are large and misshapen, they each have a single mole on the side of their face, and their mouths are cartoonishly large.large, which is mostly an issue brought about by the 64's graphics limitations.


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* In ''VideoGame/BendyAndTheInkMachine'', you have the living toon, Alice Angel, from chapter 3. From the neck down, she has the body of a curvaceous woman with an hourglass build. From the chin up, she's TwoFaced, with both equally bad -- the left half distorted like it's been badly burned, the right so smooth and toony that it hits the UncannyValley -- and has a lopsided halo visibly growing out the left side of her skull.
22nd Sep '17 7:18:26 AM Veanne
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The Japanese have their own word for it, "bakku-shan" (a combination of "back" and "schön", German for "beautiful"), hence "beautiful only from the back". In the Philippines, this is called "hipon," which means "shrimp," because when eating shrimps, you only go for the body and not the head (A similar analogy is used in Australia, with "prawn" and in México with "camarona"). Meanwhile in Poland, in an inversion of LieBackAndThinkOfEngland, this kind of woman is described as "flag on her face, and for the Motherland!". In Brazil, the common nickname is "Raimunda" ("shrimp woman" is another term used in this country), sort of a [[CockneyRhymingSlang Portuguese rhyming slang]] for "ugly face, but [[SkewedPriorities a pretty ass]]". In Puerto Rican Spanish, they're called a "coño carajo", which roughly translates to "damn fuck", as in from the back you say "Daaaaaaamn!" and from the front you say "Fuck!"

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The Japanese have their own word for it, "bakku-shan" (a combination of "back" and "schön", German for "beautiful"), hence "beautiful only from the back". In the Philippines, this is called "hipon," which means "shrimp," because when eating shrimps, you only go for the body and not the head (A similar analogy is used in Australia, with "prawn" and in México with "camarona"). Meanwhile in Poland, in an inversion of LieBackAndThinkOfEngland, this kind of such a woman is described as "flag on her face, and for the Motherland!"."z tyłu liceum, z przodu muzeum" [[labelnote:translation]]high-schooler back, museum piece front[[/labelnote]]. In Brazil, the common nickname is "Raimunda" ("shrimp woman" is another term used in this country), sort of a [[CockneyRhymingSlang Portuguese rhyming slang]] for "ugly face, but [[SkewedPriorities a pretty ass]]". In Puerto Rican Spanish, they're called a "coño carajo", which roughly translates to "damn fuck", as in from the back you say "Daaaaaaamn!" and from the front you say "Fuck!"
20th Sep '17 6:50:58 AM john_e
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* In Ellen Godfrey's ''Georgia Disappeared'', Jane's first meeting with Georgia is written as a homage to Marian Halcombe's introduction in ''The Woman in White'' -- Jane first sees Georgia silhouetted in a restaurant doorway, then walking gracefully towards her. Only when Georgia gets close does Jane realise how pretty she isn't.
8th Sep '17 1:33:26 AM Robbyn
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars 2}}'': During the scene where Mater, Finn [=McMissile=] and Holly Shiftwell are looking for Tomber, an odd three-wheeled car running the local black market in Paris, France; Mater actually sees a car facing away from him while inside the black market, and as soon as Mater talks to her, the car immediately turns around, revealing that her eyes are actually on her headlights instead of her windshield like everyone else's! Mater than screams and drives away to find his teammates.
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* Anna Baldavich from ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' is a TakeOurWordForIt example.
** Hunter, post sex change operation. Body of a supermodel, same face as when he was a dude.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': Quagmire approaches a hottie at a bar, she turns around, and we (and he) discover that she's carrying all her fat in the front and has a terrible face. She turns away again and Quagmire is about to hit on her again, but then reminds himself of what he saw the first time. Meg later receives a similar treatment from another guy.
** In the episode "Boys Do Cry", Peter says: "You can't ask me to make dinner, Lois. That's like asking me to choose between Sarah Jessica Parker and Kirsten Dunst in a hot body/weird face contest. It can't be done."
** Even more to the point, in reference to late-night Cinemax: "There was one on last night where the girl had a butt face but her breasts was immaculate."
** Another episode had Meg join the Baton Squad in school, after being rejected as a cheerleader. The squad contains all unattractive girls...and one perfectly acceptable looking one. Meg asks her why she's in the group, and when she opens her mouth a super-long tongue rolls out.
** In the episode "Scammed Yankees", Brian accidentally sees Patty, one of Meg's lame friends undress, and finds out that she has a beautiful body.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' pilot, [[{{Cyclops}} Leela]] is introduced this way, as Fry's MaleGaze only sees her from behind until she turns around, revealing her single, giant eye. Since she looks perfectly "normal" otherwise ([[ActionGirl better, in fact]]) it doesn't bother him (or [[PerverseSexualLust the audience]]) for long.
** GenderBender Fry seems to be one to Zap, as he greets him with the line "Hello from the neck down".



* In the ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' episode "Interfection," Meatwad encountered a pop-up ad that had bikini clad women with men's faces.
-->'''Master Shake:''' Listen to me, Meatwad. Is it hot girl-on-girl action?
-->'''Meatwad:''' Yeah, I'm pretty sure they're girls. But this one looks kinda strong.
* [[ProfessionalKiller Curare]], a villain from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', has a rather nice body. But apparently she wears the mask for reasons besides stealth. When Terry sees her without it, he looks rather repulsed, though we don't get to see it. Here [[http://batman.wikia.com/wiki/File:CurareFace.jpg is the concept art]].



* Inverted in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Brickleberry}}'' episode "Hello Dottie". When Woody outsources most of his employees' jobs to India (as in he has the work done by robots which are being remote controlled from India), Steve falls in love with one of the outsource workers, whose face is shown on a monitor mounted on the robot. Eventually, he decides to fly to India to meet her in person. When he arrives, he discovers that below her beautiful face, she is grossly overweight, with hairy man arms. Steve promptly heads back to America.
* [[GravityMaster Gravitina]] in ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' is a [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Blue-Skinned Space Babe]] except for her enormous cranium, which she was mocked for that lead her to villainy.
* An inversion occurs on ''WesternAnimation/CatDog''. Cat and Dog get [[TrappedInTVLand sucked into a space opera movie]] and must rescue the DamselInDistress, who communicates with them via monitor and has a beautiful face. When they do rescue her, they finally see the rest of her body, which consists of slimy green tentacles--and Cat is less than thrilled when she insists on showering him with kisses.



* [[ProfessionalKiller Curare]], a villain from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', has a rather nice body. But apparently she wears the mask for reasons besides stealth. When Terry sees her without it, he looks rather repulsed, though we don't get to see it. Here [[http://batman.wikia.com/wiki/File:CurareFace.jpg is the concept art]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars 2}}'': During the scene where Mater, Finn [=McMissile=] and Holly Shiftwell are looking for Tomber, an odd three-wheeled car running the local black market in Paris, France; Mater actually sees a car facing away from him while inside the black market, and as soon as Mater talks to her, the car immediately turns around, revealing that her eyes are actually on her headlights instead of her windshield like everyone else's! Mater than screams and drives away to find his teammates.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' episode "Interfection," Meatwad encountered a pop-up ad that had bikini clad women with men's faces.
-->'''Master Shake:''' Listen to me, Meatwad. Is it hot girl-on-girl action?
-->'''Meatwad:''' Yeah, I'm pretty sure they're girls. But this one looks kinda strong.
* ''{{WesternAnimation/Motorcity}}'' provides a rare serious example in [[spoiler: Kaia, and arguably the other Terras.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'':
** During a sort of MusicVideo of "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)," Buster falls for a mermaid who hides most of her face in her hair until they're in a Tunnel of Love.
** Pulled in another episode where Plucky appears in a video for the Music/TheyMightBeGiants cover of "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)." He plays a private detective hired by an Arabian-style sheik to recover a priceless artifact. Among the many possible rewards are the sheik's daughter's hand in marriage, and she has a bangin' body but her face his hidden behind a veil. Plucky succeeds and returns, only for the beautiful woman to turn out to be...''Elmyra''!
* An inversion occurs on ''WesternAnimation/CatDog''. Cat and Dog get [[TrappedInTVLand sucked into a space opera movie]] and must rescue the DamselInDistress, who communicates with them via monitor and has a beautiful face. When they do rescue her, they finally see the rest of her body, which consists of slimy green tentacles--and Cat is less than thrilled when she insists on showering him with kisses.

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* [[ProfessionalKiller Curare]], ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
** In an episode Quagmire approaches
a villain from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', has hottie at a rather nice body. But apparently bar, she wears the mask for reasons besides stealth. When Terry sees her without it, he looks rather repulsed, though we don't get to see it. Here [[http://batman.wikia.com/wiki/File:CurareFace.jpg is the concept art]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars 2}}'': During the scene where Mater, Finn [=McMissile=] and Holly Shiftwell are looking for Tomber, an odd three-wheeled car running the local black market in Paris, France; Mater actually sees a car facing away from him while inside the black market, and as soon as Mater talks to her, the car immediately
turns around, revealing and we (and he) discover that she's carrying all her eyes are actually fat in the front and has a terrible face. She turns away again and Quagmire is about to hit on her headlights instead again, but then reminds himself of her windshield like everyone else's! Mater than screams and drives away to find his teammates.
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what he saw the first time. Meg later receives a similar treatment from another guy.
**
In the ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' episode "Interfection," Meatwad encountered "Boys Do Cry", Peter says: "You can't ask me to make dinner, Lois. That's like asking me to choose between Sarah Jessica Parker and Kirsten Dunst in a pop-up ad hot body/weird face contest. It can't be done."
*** Even more to the point, in reference to late-night Cinemax: "There was one on last night where the girl had a butt face but her breasts was immaculate."
** Another episode had Meg join the Baton Squad in school, after being rejected as a cheerleader. The squad contains all unattractive girls...and one perfectly acceptable looking one. Meg asks her why she's in the group, and when she opens her mouth a super-long tongue rolls out.
** In the episode "Scammed Yankees", Brian accidentally sees Patty, one of Meg's lame friends undress, and finds out
that had bikini clad women with men's faces.she has a beautiful body.
-->'''Master Shake:''' Listen to me, Meatwad. Is it hot girl-on-girl action?
-->'''Meatwad:''' Yeah, I'm pretty sure they're girls. But
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':
** In the pilot, [[{{Cyclops}} Leela]] is introduced
this one way, as Fry's [[MaleGaze only sees her from behind]] until she turns around, revealing her single, giant eye. Since she looks kinda strong.
perfectly "normal" otherwise ([[ActionGirl better, in fact]]) it doesn't bother him (or [[PerverseSexualLust the audience]]) for long.
** GenderBender Fry seems to be one to Zap, as he greets him with the line "Hello from the neck down".
* ''{{WesternAnimation/Motorcity}}'' provides a rare serious A particularly extreme example in [[spoiler: Kaia, is given with Spydra, the main villain of ''WesternAnimation/GadgetBoyAndHeather''. Her body is very shapely, and arguably the other Terras.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'':
** During a sort of MusicVideo of "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)," Buster falls for a mermaid who hides most of
while her face in is never seen uncovered, it is established that she wears a mask because her hair until they're in a Tunnel of Love.
** Pulled in another episode where Plucky appears in a video for the Music/TheyMightBeGiants cover of "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)." He plays a private detective hired by an Arabian-style sheik to recover a priceless artifact. Among the many possible rewards are the sheik's daughter's hand in marriage, and she has a bangin' body but her
actual face his hidden behind a veil. Plucky succeeds and returns, only for the beautiful woman is hideous enough to turn out to be...''Elmyra''!
* An inversion occurs on ''WesternAnimation/CatDog''. Cat and Dog get [[TrappedInTVLand sucked
whoever sees it into a space opera movie]] and must rescue the DamselInDistress, who communicates with them via monitor and has a beautiful face. When they do rescue her, they finally see the rest of her body, which consists of slimy green tentacles--and Cat is less than thrilled when she insists on showering him with kisses.stone.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Motorcity}}'' provides a rare serious example in [[spoiler: Kaia, and arguably the other Terras.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'': The episode "Magical Golden Singing Cheeses" has one of the most literal examples, as the ending has two cheeses transform into princesses with shapely bodies, but featureless lumps of milk curd for faces; the duo were forced to marry them.



* [[GravityMaster Gravitina]] in ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' is a [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Blue-Skinned Space Babe]] except for her enormous cranium, which she was mocked for that lead her to villainy.
* Inverted in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Brickleberry}}'' episode "Hello Dottie". When Woody outsources most of his employees' jobs to India (as in he has the work done by robots which are being remote controlled from India), Steve falls in love with one of the outsource workers, whose face is shown on a monitor mounted on the robot. Eventually, he decides to fly to India to meet her in person. When he arrives, he discovers that below her beautiful face, she is grossly overweight, with hairy man arms. Steve promptly heads back to America.



* A particularly extreme example is given with Spydra, the main villain of ''WesternAnimation/GadgetBoyAndHeather''. Her body is very shapely, and while her face is never seen uncovered, it is established that she wears a mask because her actual face is hideous enough to turn whoever sees it into stone.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'': The episode "Magical Golden Singing Cheeses" has one of the most literal examples, as the ending has two cheeses transform into princesses with shapely bodies, but featureless lumps of milk curd for faces; the duo were forced to marry them.

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* A particularly extreme example is given with Spydra, the main villain In ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'':
** During a sort
of ''WesternAnimation/GadgetBoyAndHeather''. Her body is very shapely, and while MusicVideo of "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)," Buster falls for a mermaid who hides most of her face is never seen uncovered, it is established that in her hair until they're in a Tunnel of Love.
** Pulled in another episode where Plucky appears in a video for the Music/TheyMightBeGiants cover of "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)." He plays a private detective hired by an Arabian-style sheik to recover a priceless artifact. Among the many possible rewards are the sheik's daughter's hand in marriage, and
she wears has a mask because bangin' body but her actual face is hideous enough his hidden behind a veil. Plucky succeeds and returns, only for the beautiful woman to turn whoever sees it into stone.
out to be...''Elmyra''!
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'': The episode "Magical Golden Singing Cheeses" has one Anna Baldavich from ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' is a TakeOurWordForIt example.
** Hunter, post sex change operation. Body
of the most literal examples, a supermodel, same face as the ending has two cheeses transform into princesses with shapely bodies, but featureless lumps of milk curd for faces; the duo were forced to marry them.when he was a dude.
8th Sep '17 12:58:43 AM Mukademaoh
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''Manga/SoulHunter'', when Su Pu Xian spots [[BigBad Dakki]] having a bath and tries to pull a sneak attack on her. The gorgeous Dakki suddenly turns around, revealing a monstrous face that makes him faint... only to reveal that it was a mask, and that [[InvokedTrope she meant to do that.]]
* Used in a much more serious context in ''Manga/TheYagyuNinjaScrolls'', when BigBadWannabe Akinari and his Seven Spears try to slanter both the "Hannya Mask" (Jubei) and O-Senhime by having recently-married couples kidnapped. The grooms are tied up and raped by beautiful girls who are forced to wear horrible Hannya Masks to scare them.



* A Japanese {{Youkai}} appears as a beautiful yet familiar girl if seen from behind, but has actually the face of a bearded brute or an old man.

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* A Japanese {{Youkai}} appears as a beautiful yet familiar girl if seen from behind, but has actually the face of a bearded brute or an old man. Its name can be translated as "Irony". One could also count many examples of trickster youkai who pretends to be normal humans, only to suddenly reveal a massive mask-like face to scare the shit out of their victims.


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* The Sirens from ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' and its sequels are depicted as floating, beautiful girls with large breasts, but their heads are mostly hair and a gaping, fanged LampreyMouth. This is better seen with the Siren Widows from the second game, who keep their hair in a bun, allowing you to see that their only facial feature are the maws.
25th Aug '17 12:01:44 AM McJeff
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* Skeletor from ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983''. He's as ripped as a bodybuilder, but of course, his face is a skull. Probably the ultimate example of this trope to be found anywhere.
23rd Aug '17 11:42:04 PM thatmadork
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* Skeletor from ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983''. He's as ripped as a bodybuilder, but of course, his face is a skull. Probably the ultimate example of this trope to be found anywhere.
31st Jul '17 6:24:30 PM DPsycho
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** In spite of all those, Mileena still tends to be a frequent character to be put as '[[MsFanservice Sexiest Videogame Babe]]'. Yes, they really just looked at her body, but made sure her face is covered by her usual mask, because she'd be disqualified in instant if she ever reveals it.

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** In spite of all those, Mileena still tends to be a frequent character to be put as '[[MsFanservice Sexiest Videogame Babe]]'. Yes, they really just looked at her body, but made sure her face is covered by her usual mask, because she'd be disqualified in an instant if she ever reveals it.
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