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13th Jan '18 5:19:27 AM DoctorNemesis
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* Played with in the Creator/BenElton novel ''Past Mortem'', in which the protagonist -- much to his surprise -- is revealed to have been an unwitting example. He always considered himself a dorky loser with few friends who bullies tended to pick on, but later in the story one of said bullies actually admits that the only reason he picked on the protagonist was because the protagonist, unlike the messed-up bully, was always secure and confident in himself and never felt the need to put on airs, and he was actually a lot more respected than he had actually thought.
11th Jan '18 9:35:18 AM roldarryl
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* Molly Ringwald in ''Film/PrettyInPink''. Yes, ''Molly Ringwald'' is the poverty-stricken outsider [[StrawmanU picked on by the cool kids for being poor]]. Okay, then. Although in ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'',she plays as [[LovableAlphaBitch a rich popular girl]].

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* Molly Ringwald in ''Film/PrettyInPink''. Yes, ''Molly Ringwald'' is the poverty-stricken outsider [[StrawmanU picked on by the cool kids for being poor]]. Okay, then. Although in ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'',she ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'', she plays as [[LovableAlphaBitch a rich popular girl]].
6th Jan '18 10:47:59 PM nombretomado
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* In ''JohnTuckerMustDie'', Brittany Snow is a complete outcast, despite being stereotypically pretty.

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* In ''JohnTuckerMustDie'', ''Film/JohnTuckerMustDie'', Brittany Snow is a complete outcast, despite being stereotypically pretty.
24th Dec '17 2:44:46 PM Exxolon
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* ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'': Peter Parker is (to the reader) a handsome, highly intelligent, funny guy who used to be HappilyMarried to a [[HeroesWantRedheads stunning red-haired supermodel]], and now is a relatively successful freelance photographer (he was retconned to have won a pulitzer for his picture taking skills). In real life, he'd be amazingly popular. In MarvelUniverse Manhattan, though, he's all but completely ostracized from his peers because...well...he's [[ThisLoserIsYou Peter Parker]]. Though it's more true, to varying degrees, in adaptations like ''Comicbook/UltimateSpiderMan'' and various animated series that focus on his highschool life; in the original comics, he was only really ostracized when he was a teenager, and during that time he was a very shy kid prone to glaring angrily at the In-Crowd while muttering how they'll all learn one day. Once he grew up and actually ''became'' handsome and funny, did he get friends. It's only after One More Day that he became this, when it removed his marriage, his career, and his social skills and had everyone treat him like crap for no apparent reason. Then it's changed by the new Big Time era, complete with his alter ego Spider-Man beginning to become a trusted and respected hero amongst New York.

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* ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'': Peter Parker is (to the reader) a handsome, highly intelligent, funny guy who used to be HappilyMarried to a [[HeroesWantRedheads stunning red-haired supermodel]], and now is a relatively successful freelance photographer (he was retconned to have won a pulitzer for his picture taking skills). In real life, he'd be amazingly popular. In MarvelUniverse Manhattan, though, he's all but completely ostracized from his peers because...well...he's [[ThisLoserIsYou Peter Parker]]. Though it's more true, to varying degrees, in adaptations like ''Comicbook/UltimateSpiderMan'' and various animated series that focus on his highschool life; in the original comics, he was only really ostracized when he was a teenager, and during that time he was a very shy kid prone to glaring angrily at the In-Crowd while muttering how they'll all learn one day. Once he grew up and actually ''became'' handsome and funny, did he get friends. It's only after One ''One More Day Day'' that he became this, when it removed his marriage, his career, and his social skills and had everyone treat him like crap for no apparent reason. Then it's changed by the new Big Time era, complete with his alter ego Spider-Man beginning to become a trusted and respected hero amongst New York.
29th Nov '17 2:18:29 AM LlamaAdventure
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* In ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'', Kotetsu T. Kaburagi/Wild Tiger is pretty much [[ShowWithinAShow HeroTV]]'s designated ButtMonkey despite being a handsome, selfless, funny, and [[LetsGetDangerous deceptively competent]] superhero with impressive physical abilities both [[SuperStrength powered]] and [[BroughtDownToBadass unpowered]]. A lot of it has to do with the fact that he's a BoringButPractical old-school hero who only cares about doing good in a world where superheroics have been turned into a reality TV show and mugging for the camera and looking cool for the audience is as important as actually fighting crime.

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* In ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'', Kotetsu T. Kaburagi/Wild Tiger is pretty much [[ShowWithinAShow HeroTV]]'s designated ButtMonkey despite being a handsome, selfless, funny, and [[LetsGetDangerous deceptively competent]] superhero with impressive physical abilities both [[SuperStrength powered]] and [[BroughtDownToBadass unpowered]]. A lot of it has to do with the fact that he's a BoringButPractical old-school hero who only cares about doing good in a world where superheroics have been turned into a reality TV show and mugging for the camera and looking cool for the audience is as important as actually fighting crime. Compare him to Sky High, who has about as much heroic drive as Kotetsu does but also knows how to maintain his self-image as a role model and thus is [=HeroTV's=] most popular "King of Heroes."
29th Nov '17 2:10:44 AM LlamaAdventure
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* In ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'', Kotetsu T. Kaburagi/Wild Tiger is pretty much [[ShowWithinAShow HeroTV]]'s designated ButtMonkey despite being a handsome, selfless, funny, and [[LetsGetDangerous deceptively competent]] superhero with impressive physical abilities both [[SuperStrength powered]] and [[BroughtDownToBadass unpowered]].

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* In ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'', Kotetsu T. Kaburagi/Wild Tiger is pretty much [[ShowWithinAShow HeroTV]]'s designated ButtMonkey despite being a handsome, selfless, funny, and [[LetsGetDangerous deceptively competent]] superhero with impressive physical abilities both [[SuperStrength powered]] and [[BroughtDownToBadass unpowered]]. A lot of it has to do with the fact that he's a BoringButPractical old-school hero who only cares about doing good in a world where superheroics have been turned into a reality TV show and mugging for the camera and looking cool for the audience is as important as actually fighting crime.
21st Sep '17 7:02:45 PM jenmic
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** Seth Cohen is clearly an attractive, talented, funny and ridiculously rich young man, yet he couldn't get a date for most of his life, despite living in a town full of golddiggers, and was constantly being beaten up by jocks. Not only this, unlike the majority of examples on this list, he apparently had ''no'' friends at all prior the arrival of Ryan. It's implied that Seth would probably be popular if he lived anywhere besides Orange County. This is particularly obvious when he briefly moves to Portland, and apparently has no trouble making friends. It's just that he's surrounded by people who are pompous and shallow. There is also a suggestion that he can be slightly self-centered and petty despite himself sometimes.

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** Seth Cohen is clearly an attractive, talented, funny and ridiculously rich young man, yet he couldn't get a date for most of his life, despite living in a town full of golddiggers, and was constantly being beaten up by jocks. Not only this, unlike the majority of examples on this list, he apparently had ''no'' friends at all prior the arrival of Ryan. It's implied that Seth would probably be popular if he lived anywhere besides Orange County. This is particularly obvious when he briefly moves to Portland, and apparently has no trouble making friends. It's just that he's surrounded by people who are pompous and shallow. There is also a suggestion that he can be slightly self-centered and petty despite himself sometimes.
21st Jun '17 6:49:21 AM jormis29
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** Morgan. After Chuck must devote more of his life to the spy game, it's Morgan who keeps the Buy More running smoothly, first as assistant manager then as manager. He has the very cute Anna Wu as a girlfriend for most of seasons 1 and 2, then even manages to bag ''[[FemmeFatale Carina]]'' by the third season, to the point she's infatuated with him in season four. He also develops a solid romantic relationship with ''Casey's'' quite beautiful daughter Alex, has BoDerek gunning for him in season 5 (though it's largely because [[spoiler: he has the Intersect]] and is a respected member of Team Bartowski. You wouldn't ''think'' it because of the way his coworkers talk down to him or outright revolt against his authority as assistant manager/manager.

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** Morgan. After Chuck must devote more of his life to the spy game, it's Morgan who keeps the Buy More running smoothly, first as assistant manager then as manager. He has the very cute Anna Wu as a girlfriend for most of seasons 1 and 2, then even manages to bag ''[[FemmeFatale Carina]]'' by the third season, to the point she's infatuated with him in season four. He also develops a solid romantic relationship with ''Casey's'' quite beautiful daughter Alex, has BoDerek Creator/BoDerek gunning for him in season 5 (though it's largely because [[spoiler: he has the Intersect]] and is a respected member of Team Bartowski. You wouldn't ''think'' it because of the way his coworkers talk down to him or outright revolt against his authority as assistant manager/manager.
3rd Jun '17 10:01:50 AM nombretomado
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* All of Team Kimba (the protagonists) in the WhateleyUniverse, even though the group contains some of the hottest girls([[GenderBender -ish]]) on the entire campus. One of them is regarded as possibly the hottest girl on the ''planet'' (she's part Sidhe and has a Faerie glamour). They live in the dorm that's regarded as the campus loonybin (it's not). Before their mutant manifestations, many of them were 'losers' for one reason or another. Part of their isolation is that they seem to live up to the dorm's reputation, particularly Generator and Shroud. Tennyo has the stigma of being a Section 33 (fighting her is an automatic expulsion for anyone involved), so people are afraid of her. The group as a whole attacked the Alphas (who are supposed to be the best, most popular kids on campus)for no apparent reason early in their first term, and they're the only non-Hawthorne students who actually enjoy going over to Hawthorne to visit the students there.

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* All of Team Kimba (the protagonists) in the WhateleyUniverse, Literature/WhateleyUniverse, even though the group contains some of the hottest girls([[GenderBender -ish]]) on the entire campus. One of them is regarded as possibly the hottest girl on the ''planet'' (she's part Sidhe and has a Faerie glamour). They live in the dorm that's regarded as the campus loonybin (it's not). Before their mutant manifestations, many of them were 'losers' for one reason or another. Part of their isolation is that they seem to live up to the dorm's reputation, particularly Generator and Shroud. Tennyo has the stigma of being a Section 33 (fighting her is an automatic expulsion for anyone involved), so people are afraid of her. The group as a whole attacked the Alphas (who are supposed to be the best, most popular kids on campus)for no apparent reason early in their first term, and they're the only non-Hawthorne students who actually enjoy going over to Hawthorne to visit the students there.
24th May '17 3:38:17 PM benda
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** Averted by the protagonist Cady, who quickly becomes popular and powerful to the point that she can become the new AlphaBitch.

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** Averted Subverted by the protagonist Cady, who starts out as this but quickly becomes popular and powerful to the point that she can become the new AlphaBitch.
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