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11th Feb '17 7:08:40 AM rockmanx
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* ''Webcomic/SwordPrincessAmaltea''. Females are all quite attractive, despite looks for them being not so important as their strenght and power. Males pretty much only have their looks and sex appeal. Thanks to these facts, there's actually no single truly ''ugly'' person in this work.

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* ''Webcomic/SwordPrincessAmaltea''. Females are all quite attractive, despite looks for them being not so important as their strenght strength and power. Males pretty much only have their looks and sex appeal. Thanks to these facts, there's actually no single truly ''ugly'' person in this work.
23rd Jan '17 12:57:27 PM Morgenthaler
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* This is invoked in the ''{{Uglies}}'' series when people decide to make everyone a generic pretty in order to resolve human conflict.
* ''Every'' female character in ''[[TheKingkillerChronicle The Name of the Wind]]'' is described as beautiful, cute, attractive, or the like. There don't appear to be any wrinkled old women running around. The next book in the series, ''The Wise Man's Fear,'' manages to avert this; several female characters are described as old or plain.

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* This is invoked in the ''{{Uglies}}'' ''Literature/{{Uglies}}'' series when people decide to make everyone a generic pretty in order to resolve human conflict.
* ''Every'' female character in ''[[TheKingkillerChronicle ''[[Literature/TheKingkillerChronicle The Name of the Wind]]'' is described as beautiful, cute, attractive, or the like. There don't appear to be any wrinkled old women running around. The next book in the series, ''The Wise Man's Fear,'' manages to avert this; several female characters are described as old or plain.
23rd Jan '17 12:57:04 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[PrideAndPrejudice The Bennet sisters]] could be considered a literary, Regency version of this. Austen doesn't tell what the Bennet daughters look like, except that Jane is the only blonde, and considered to be the most beautiful -- but none of them are bad-looking, and their social "attractiveness" depends just as much on their manners and personality. However, the heroine of the story isn't Jane, but Elizabeth, described as having "more than one failure of perfect symmetry in her form." Sure, we'll [[TakeOurWordForIt take your word for it, Jane.]] Despite these failures of symmetry, her fine eyes and light figure make her beautiful in Mr. Darcy's eyes.

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* [[PrideAndPrejudice ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'': The Bennet sisters]] sisters could be considered a literary, Regency version of this. Austen doesn't tell what the Bennet daughters look like, except that Jane is the only blonde, and considered to be the most beautiful -- but none of them are bad-looking, and their social "attractiveness" depends just as much on their manners and personality. However, the heroine of the story isn't Jane, but Elizabeth, described as having "more than one failure of perfect symmetry in her form." Sure, we'll [[TakeOurWordForIt take your word for it, Jane.]] Despite these failures of symmetry, her fine eyes and light figure make her beautiful in Mr. Darcy's eyes.
3rd Jan '17 12:32:30 PM Kotomikun
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* The joke in [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/hiring-metrics this]] ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' comic is that the man must be great at science because he's incredibly ugly. But he's the standard "orange-haired bearded male" character that has appeared many times in the comic, and doesn't look noticeably worse than anyone else.
28th Dec '16 4:56:10 AM GM_3826
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* ''LightNovel/IsItWrongToTryToPickUpGirlsInADungeon?'': An epidemic in this series, but for the opposite reason. Example: Lyu is supposed to be impossibly beautiful, as an elf, and the same could be said for a good deal of the cast. Syr, however, is described as pretty, but not to the same degree as most of the cast. Syr has the same face as a number of the "impossibly beautiful" characters, and besides face, hair color, and eye color is impossible to differentiate from Lyu, especially as they wear the same uniform.


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* ''LightNovel/IsItWrongToTryToPickUpGirlsInADungeon?'': An epidemic in this series, but for the opposite reason. Example: Lyu is supposed to be impossibly beautiful, as an elf, and the same could be said for a good deal of the cast. Syr, however, is described as pretty, but not to the same degree as most of the cast. Syr has the same face as a number of the "impossibly beautiful" characters, and besides face, hair color, and eye color is impossible to differentiate from Lyu, especially as they wear the same uniform.
28th Dec '16 4:55:46 AM GM_3826
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* ''LightNovel/IsItWrongToTryToPickUpGirlsInADungeon?'': An epidemic in this series, but for the opposite reason. Example: Lyu is supposed to be impossibly beautiful, as an elf, and the same could be said for a good deal of the cast. Syr, however, is described as pretty, but not to the same degree as most of the cast. Syr has the same face as a number of the "impossibly beautiful" characters, and besides face, hair color, and eye color is impossible to differentiate from Lyu, especially as they wear the same uniform.
5th Sep '16 11:11:42 AM lalalei2001
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* The PSP remake of ''VideoGame/StarOceanTheSecondStory'' dispensed with the more detailed anime art style, giving everyone generic cuteness instead. A particular offender was Rena, who went from [[http://statici.behindthevoiceactors.com/behindthevoiceactors/_img/chars/rena-lanford-star-ocean-the-second-story-8.65.jpg this]] to [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/starocean/images/3/32/SE_Rena_Lanford_Screenshot.png/revision/latest?cb=20090831124229 this]].
5th Sep '16 11:05:00 AM FordPrefect
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For obvious reasons this should be weighed against how pretty the general mood of a series is but even your gritty action hero plot will usually [[BeautyEqualsGoodness reserve its uglies for bad characters]] -- and then they will likely be actual grotesques.

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For obvious reasons this should be weighed against how pretty the general mood of a series is is, but even your gritty action hero plot will usually [[BeautyEqualsGoodness reserve its uglies for bad characters]] -- and then they will likely be actual grotesques.
14th Apr '16 5:58:05 AM TheKaizerreich
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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'': Madoka notices that Homura is charming (etc), but since everyone including the males have Creator/UmeAoki's signature wideface, the audience can't see how Homura is supposed to be significantly more attractive than others. The films take steps to avert this by playing up Homura's hair, with a lot of the BigBudgetBeefup going into making it [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/70e30cecec70cb4ded487f0551493c76/tumblr_mqttbp8APz1qd16pfo1_500.gif downright beautiful.]]

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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'': Madoka notices that Homura is charming (etc), but since everyone including the males have Creator/UmeAoki's {{Creator/Ume Aoki}}'s signature wideface, the audience can't see how Homura is supposed to be significantly more attractive than others. The films take steps to avert this by playing up Homura's hair, with a lot of the BigBudgetBeefup going into making it [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/70e30cecec70cb4ded487f0551493c76/tumblr_mqttbp8APz1qd16pfo1_500.gif downright beautiful.]]]]
** Conversely, Madoka is stated to be plain looking. Again, no one is really sure how exactly she is supposed to be less attractive than the others when her face is identical to that of Homura and indeed everyone else.
23rd Mar '16 2:54:25 PM Yuihime
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** Further confusing the matter, drawing is not ZUN's forte.
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