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19th Mar '17 3:38:34 PM Xtifr
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* Barbara Gordon (formerly ComicBook/{{Batgirl}} and Oracle), from ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' and ''ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey'', is wheelchair-bound, but [[BadassBookworm she can still]] [[HandicappedBadass kick your ass]]. She is one of the main love interests to Dick Grayson, the first Robin and currently ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}. After the Comicbook/{{Flashpoint}} a CosmicRetcon makes sure she's back on her feet. However, in the new continuity she was wheelchair bound for at least three years, and her status as a Disabled Love Interest is hardwired in her character, as almost everything reminding her of her past handicap (getting a gun pointed to her belly, seeing a wheelchair lift...) acts as a {{Trigger}} for her post-traumatic stress disorder. Babs herself attained one of these of her own now in Ricky, an ex-gang member who lost a leg in a robbery gone bad and chose to get out of the crime business.

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* Barbara Gordon (formerly ComicBook/{{Batgirl}} and Oracle), from ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' and ''ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey'', is wheelchair-bound, but [[BadassBookworm she can still]] [[HandicappedBadass kick your ass]]. She is one of the main love interests to Dick Grayson, the first Robin and currently ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}. After the Comicbook/{{Flashpoint}} a CosmicRetcon makes sure she's back on her feet. However, in the new continuity she was wheelchair bound for at least three years, and her status as a Disabled Love Interest is hardwired in her character, as almost everything reminding her of her past handicap (getting a gun pointed to her belly, seeing a wheelchair lift...) acts as a {{Trigger}} TraumaButton for her post-traumatic stress disorder. Babs herself attained one of these of her own now in Ricky, an ex-gang member who lost a leg in a robbery gone bad and chose to get out of the crime business.
18th Mar '17 10:03:20 AM pimpdaddy
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* An episode of ProudFamily had Penny briefly date a secret admirer who used a wheelchair. She ditched him soon after realizing he was tually a mean-spirited jerk who used his disability to take advantage of people's emotions.
12th Feb '17 1:44:07 AM zippedidoodah
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* Another male example is the Garrett from ''WesternAnimation/QuestForCamelot'', who is blind and certainly "pretty" enough to become [[ActionGirl Kayley's]] love interest [[spoiler: and marry her in the end.]]

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* Another male example is the Garrett from ''WesternAnimation/QuestForCamelot'', who is blind and certainly "pretty" enough to become [[ActionGirl Kayley's]] love interest [[spoiler: and marry her in the end.]]]] This is actually a rare example of this trope done well, as he [[spoiler: isn't magically cured of his disability by the end of the movie,]] as so often happens, and doesn't define himself by his blindness:
-->'''Kayley''': Why won't you look at me when I'm talking to you? ...Oh. Oh, I didn't realize you were...
-->'''Garrett''': What? Tall? Rugged? Handsome?
-->'''Kayley''': ...Blind.
-->'''Garrett''': Oh yeah, I always forget that one.
10th Feb '17 10:09:08 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Creator/PeterDinklage played one of [[Creator/TinaFey Liz Lemon's]] [[GirlOfTheWeek guys of the week]] on ''Series/ThirtyRock''.
28th Jan '17 12:09:05 AM erforce
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* ''Film/TheToxicAvenger'' from the Troma trash movies has a hot girlfriend who's blind. Very convenient since he's monster-like ugly. See also BlindAndTheBeast.

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* ''Film/TheToxicAvenger'' from the Troma Creator/{{Troma}} trash movies has a hot girlfriend who's blind. Very convenient since he's monster-like ugly. See also BlindAndTheBeast.
27th Jan '17 11:22:30 AM LordGro
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* The UrExample could very well be Aphrodite's GeniusCripple husband Hephaestus, making this trope OlderThanFeudalism. The Myth/{{classical myth|ology}}s subvert and deconstruct this trope, as the relationship is strictly an ArrangedMarriage. Aphrodite is actually in love with [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys the cruel, bullying war god Ares]] instead of the [[TheGrotesque disabled and deformed]] Hephaestus, who mostly accepts this (aside from publicly exposing Aphrodite's relationship with Ares once or twice) and pursues love elsewhere.
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27th Jan '17 6:51:08 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* [[spoiler:Peeta]] from ''Literature/TheHungerGames'' becomes this to [[spoiler:Katniss]] after losing a leg in the arena. [[spoiler: Averted in the film adaptation, where he gets to keep his leg for practical reasons.]]
* [[spoiler:Thorgil, Jack's]] love interest in ''Literature/TheSeaOfTrolls'', [[spoiler:loses the use of her right hand after [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome punching Satan in the face]].]]

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* [[spoiler:Peeta]] from ''Literature/TheHungerGames'' becomes this to [[spoiler:Katniss]] after losing a leg in the arena. [[spoiler: Averted in the film adaptation, where he gets to keep his leg for practical reasons.]]
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* [[spoiler:Thorgil, Jack's]] love interest in ''Literature/TheSeaOfTrolls'', [[spoiler:loses the use of her right hand becomes this after [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome she quite literally [[BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu breaks her hand punching Satan in the face]].]]out Satan]].
13th Dec '16 8:35:24 PM Doug86
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* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'':

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* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'':''VideoGame/FireEmblem'':
3rd Dec '16 3:42:48 AM Morgenthaler
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3rd Dec '16 3:42:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* Josie Beller, a.k.a. Circuit-Breaker, from Marvel's Generation One ''[[ComicBook/TheTransformers Transformers]]'' comic, was definitely [[HotScientist good-looking]], and, given how {{Stripperiffic}} her cybernetic PowerArmor was, she knew it. Bear in mind that she was also a [[VanHelsingHateCrimes vengeful]], [[KnightTemplar obsessed]] BadAss.

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* Josie Beller, a.k.a. Circuit-Breaker, from Marvel's Generation One ''[[ComicBook/TheTransformers Transformers]]'' comic, was definitely [[HotScientist good-looking]], and, given how {{Stripperiffic}} her cybernetic PowerArmor was, she knew it. Bear in mind that she was also a [[VanHelsingHateCrimes vengeful]], [[KnightTemplar obsessed]] BadAss.badass.
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