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6th Apr '16 7:28:01 PM MasoTey
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* Geryon in ''Autobiography of Red'' is ashamed of his wings and often hides them under a trenchcoat. Much later, [[spoiler:Ancash marvels at them enough to even start the final sideplot to throw Geryon into a volcano and see if he lives]]. Literally or metaphorically.

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* Geryon in ''Autobiography of Red'' ''Literature/AutobiographyOfRed'' is ashamed of his wings and often hides them under a trenchcoat. Much later, [[spoiler:Ancash marvels at them enough to even start the final sideplot to throw Geryon into a volcano and see if he lives]]. Literally or metaphorically.
29th Mar '16 3:56:09 PM Eievie
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->'''Hitomi:''' And about wings... I really like them, Van. They're pretty.\\

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->'''Hitomi:''' And about wings... wings… I really like them, Van. They're pretty.\\



The most common explanation is that the character believes themselves to be some kind of "freak", thinks HumansAreTheRealMonsters, and is scared of being tracked down by a TorchesAndPitchforks mob and/or a MadScientist, [[ForScience for]] [[TheydCutYouUp obvious]] [[PlayingWithSyringes reasons]]. Sometimes it's justified when, say, a character now looks like the enemy or [[FantasticRacism another reviled species]], or their culture involves torching anyone with a tail. Only if these attitudes are consistent with the world they inhabit however - unless the point is that the character is being too pessimistic about people's capacity for tolerance. Sometimes they'll look for a "cure". Ironically, if they manage to remove the fantastic feature they [[FlowersForAlgernonSyndrome won't become happy]], and tend to feel like a BrokenAngel instead.

See also BeautifulAllAlong, FreakyIsCool and NightmareFetishist. Can be considered a DistaffCounterpart to BeastAndBeauty (although neither tropes is actually strict on which gender it can be applied to - see the quote above). Compare BeautyToBeast and the UncannyValley. Compare and contrast TransformationHorror.

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The most common explanation is that the character believes themselves to be some kind of "freak", thinks HumansAreTheRealMonsters, and is scared of being tracked down by a TorchesAndPitchforks mob and/or a MadScientist, [[ForScience for]] [[TheydCutYouUp obvious]] [[PlayingWithSyringes reasons]]. Sometimes it's justified when, say, a character now looks like the enemy or [[FantasticRacism another reviled species]], or their culture involves torching anyone with a tail. Only if these attitudes are consistent with the world they inhabit however - unless however--unless the point is that the character is being too pessimistic about people's capacity for tolerance. Sometimes they'll look for a "cure". Ironically, if they manage to remove the fantastic feature they [[FlowersForAlgernonSyndrome won't become happy]], and tend to feel like a BrokenAngel instead.

See also BeautifulAllAlong, FreakyIsCool and NightmareFetishist. Can be considered a DistaffCounterpart to BeastAndBeauty (although neither tropes is actually strict on which gender it can be applied to - see to--see the quote above). Compare BeautyToBeast and the UncannyValley. Compare and contrast TransformationHorror.
8th Mar '16 11:56:04 PM Pichu-kun
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* Beast from Creator/{{Disney}}'s ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' certainly fits, at least for the fans; even outside of the UsefulNotes/FurryFandom, the general consensus is that the Beast's monstrous form is better and more attractive than his human form, so much so that it's easy to [[CompletelyMissingThePoint wrongfully declare]] the movie's [[BrokenAesop Aesop broken]], as a result.
** In a more traditional use of this trope, his eyes are [[WhatBeautifulEyes consistently portrayed as being attractive]] and after his transformation back to human, this is how Belle recognizes him.

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* Beast from Creator/{{Disney}}'s ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' certainly fits, at least for the fans; even outside of the UsefulNotes/FurryFandom, the general consensus is that the Beast's monstrous form is better and more attractive than his human form, so much so that it's easy to [[CompletelyMissingThePoint wrongfully declare]] the movie's [[BrokenAesop Aesop broken]], as a result. \n** In a more traditional use of this trope, his eyes are [[WhatBeautifulEyes consistently portrayed as being attractive]] and after his transformation back to human, this is how Belle recognizes him.





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* Hanyuu from ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' has a complex about her horns, implied to be because [[spoiler:in her past she was ostracized and sacrificed due to people believing she was a demon.]] Luckily no one but the BigBad ever mentions them.
8th Feb '16 7:09:41 AM Furienna
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** This would be a subversion though, as there is no secret that Johnny only dates her because he finds her human form attractive. And he [spoiler: dumps her when he finds out that she has yet another problem: on Wednesdays, she will turn into a bald fat middle-aged man who collects stamps/spoiler]!

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** This would be a subversion though, as there is no secret that Johnny only dates her because he finds her human form attractive. And he [spoiler: dumps [[spoiler:dumps her when he finds out that she has yet another problem: on Wednesdays, she will turn into a bald fat middle-aged man who collects stamps/spoiler]!stamps]]!
8th Feb '16 7:02:30 AM Furienna
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** This would be a subversion though, as there is no secret that Johnny only dates her because he finds her human form attractive. And he [spoiler: dumps her when he finds out that she has yet another problem: on Wednesdays, she will turn into a bald fat middle-aged man who collects stamps/spoiler]!
7th Feb '16 7:49:22 AM DAN004
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A character has some fantastical characteristic, such as [[WingedHumanoid wings]], [[HornedHumanoid horns]], or a tail, of which [[CursedWithAwesome they are deeply ashamed]]. They may have been [[LegoGenetics born with them]], they may have [[{{Shapeshifting}} transformed]] for [[InvoluntaryShapeshifting one]] [[ShapeshifterModeLock reason]] or [[EmergencyTransformation another]]. Later, some other character (commonly, her love interest) catches a glimpse of these and assures the character that their wings, or horns, or tail, or whatever, are not in fact ugly but very attractive.

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A character has some fantastical characteristic, such as [[WingedHumanoid wings]], [[HornedHumanoid horns]], or a tail, of which [[CursedWithAwesome they are deeply ashamed]]. They may have been [[LegoGenetics born with them]], they may have [[{{Shapeshifting}} transformed]] for [[InvoluntaryShapeshifting one]] [[ShapeshifterModeLock reason]] or [[EmergencyTransformation another]]. More often than not, [[HideYourOtherness they tend to hide it.]] Later, some other character (commonly, her love interest) catches a glimpse of these and assures the character that their wings, or horns, or tail, or whatever, are not in fact ugly but very attractive.
6th Feb '16 7:58:21 PM potatokingmike
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* ''Anime/TokyoGhoul'' has a non-romantic example with Kimi calling Touka's kagune, something she despises with a passion as something tied to her existence as a ghoul, "beautiful".
5th Feb '16 5:51:46 PM artofcheatery
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* ''Literature/OctoberDaye'': Toby is convinced that if any mortal sees her true nature they'll immediately realize that fairies are real and grab the torches. She has to be all but incapacitated to allow the excuse "They're probably coming from a con".
-->'''Quentin''': Who believes in faeries these days?\\
'''Toby''': Two words: Alien autopsy.
5th Feb '16 4:04:26 PM RetsofNoraa
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* ''MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'' has [[RobotGirl Jenny]], who is often ashamed of her superpowers because it makes her stand out from the other students at Tremorton High; Sheldon, on the other hand, loves her because she's a superpowered robot.
29th Jan '16 2:04:44 PM ChaoticNovelist
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*''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': Kallen's true form is a large four headed chimera because she was mana mutated as child. She dislikes transforming into it and is ashamed of it. When she does a partial transformation [[Literature/ManaMutationMenace to help Eric come to terms with his own mutation]], he is fascinated by it instead of horrified.
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