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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.
18th Feb '16 7:37:42 AM KingZeal
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* ''Videogame/XenobladeChroniclesX'': A common criticism of the game is how generic, artificial or "doll-like" the characters all look. Most of them have a generically cute aesthetic, especially women (there's somewhat more variance with men--particularly older characters like Vandham and Nagi). A common {{Fanon}} theory is that this is because [[spoiler:humans are mimeosomes]] and are thus ''supposed'' to look slightly artificial. This doesn't apply to alien characters like Celica or [[spoiler:Elma (in her real body)]], however.
18th Feb '16 4:38:03 AM DougSMachina
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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 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 but even your gritty action hero plot will usually [[BeautyEqualsGoodness reserve its uglies for bad characters characters]] -- and then they will likely be actual grotesques.
4th Feb '16 2:48:43 AM FarseerLolotea
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* All the [[DesignatedHero heroic]] vegans (and Shawn, for some reason) of ''Webcomic/VeganArtbook'' are drawn as cute little chibi things with no distinguishing features beside their hairstyles and Legua's skin tone.

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* All the [[DesignatedHero heroic]] vegans (and Shawn, [[ChewToy Shawn]], for some reason) of ''Webcomic/VeganArtbook'' are drawn as cute little chibi things with no distinguishing features beside their hairstyles and Legua's skin tone.
2nd Jan '16 11:16:30 PM Dravencour
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* Hitomi of ''Anime/{{Escaflowne}}'' has rather plain looks, which once or twice troubles her. She doesn't have a less attractive face compared to other female characters though. However, the series is also heavily populated by pretty {{Bishonen}}.

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* Hitomi of ''Anime/{{Escaflowne}}'' ''Anime/VisionOfEscaflowne'' has rather plain looks, which once or twice troubles her. She doesn't have a less attractive face compared to other female characters though. However, the series is also heavily populated by pretty {{Bishonen}}.
3rd Nov '15 9:22:50 AM Willbyr
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[[caption-width-right:330:Now, try to spot the one that's supposed to be ugly.[[note]]The tiger on the lower right?[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:330:Now, [-[[caption-width-right:330:Now, try to spot the one that's supposed to be ugly.[[note]]The tiger on the lower right?[[/note]]]]
right?[[/note]]]]-]



* Fuuka of ''{{Persona 3}}'' is said to be [[IllGirl frail, anemic]], and an unattractive computer nerd, but she has some of the most exotic looks of the cast. This is supposed to balance the almost worshipful attitude the game has for her personality, which is demure, sweet-natured and intelligent, but because she's not nearly as unappealing as everyone says she is, it comes off as more than a little silly.

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* Fuuka of ''{{Persona ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' is said to be [[IllGirl frail, anemic]], and an unattractive computer nerd, but she has some of the most exotic looks of the cast. This is supposed to balance the almost worshipful attitude the game has for her personality, which is demure, sweet-natured and intelligent, but because she's not nearly as unappealing as everyone says she is, it comes off as more than a little silly.



* In ''UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'', George is stated to have average to below-average looks, but looks no worse than the rest of the cast, and certainly than Battler, who is stated by Eva to be something of a looker. And this is in the ''novels'', which feature illustrations that would be better called "generic mediocrity"--the anime makes George a full-blown {{bishonen}} with the exception of those huge glasses. Even the glasses are far more {{Meganekko}} than NerdGlasses.

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* In ''UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'', ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'', George is stated to have average to below-average looks, but looks no worse than the rest of the cast, and certainly than Battler, who is stated by Eva to be something of a looker. And this is in the ''novels'', which feature illustrations that would be better called "generic mediocrity"--the anime makes George a full-blown {{bishonen}} with the exception of those huge glasses. Even the glasses are far more {{Meganekko}} than NerdGlasses.



* In the ''AceAttorney'' franchise Maya Fey is apparently fairly plain, failing to illicit excited responses from lecherous pervs such as the false Doctor Hotti & Victor Kudo. [[http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140605234131/aceattorney/images/1/1b/Maya_Fey_Trilogy_Art.png Maya Fey looks like this.]]

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* In the ''AceAttorney'' ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' franchise Maya Fey is apparently fairly plain, failing to illicit excited responses from lecherous pervs such as the false Doctor Hotti & Victor Kudo. [[http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140605234131/aceattorney/images/1/1b/Maya_Fey_Trilogy_Art.png Maya Fey looks like this.]]
22nd Oct '15 6:44:33 AM PurrElise
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* All the [[DesignatedHero heroic]] vegans (and Shawn, for some reason) of ''Webcomic/VeganArtbook'' are drawn as cute little chibi things with no distinguishing features beside their hairstyles and Legua's skin tone.
12th Oct '15 4:05:36 AM WillBGood
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* ''Franchise/MetalGear'' qualifies - barring the occasional {{Gonk}}, everyone is distinctive-looking, but highly attractive. Even the inhuman, faceless cyborgs and robots have sexy mannerisms. {{Justified|Trope}} in that the series is a conscious attempt to make a set of games that look like Hollywood movies, so it makes sense for, say, Solid Snake and Naomi Hunter to be way hotter than a ShellShockedSenior and a nerdy scientist would look in real life.

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* ''Franchise/MetalGear'' qualifies - barring the occasional {{Gonk}}, everyone is distinctive-looking, but highly attractive. Even the inhuman, faceless cyborgs and robots have sexy mannerisms. {{Justified|Trope}} in that the series is a conscious attempt to make a set of games that look like Hollywood movies, so it makes sense for, say, Solid Snake and Naomi Hunter to be way hotter than a ShellShockedSenior ShellShockedVeteran and a nerdy scientist would look in real life.
12th Sep '15 10:38:04 PM Adept
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* Subverted/Lampshaded in ''[[TheWallflower Yamato Nadeshiko Shichihenge]]'' as the boys of the series want to see Sunako's face, which she doesn't want to show because she thinks she's ugly. After a long chase they manage to pin back her fringe and look at her face, which is quite attractive. Then it turns out they were deceived by a ton of flour that had fallen on her and made her skin seem clear. When the flour is cleaned away the spots and unwanted hair are visible. From here on, however, Sunako is never shown with spots (as a matter of fact, she is often just chibi). Despite being called ugly, the way she is drawn in her full form is no different from, say, the super-popular Noi-chan.

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* Subverted/Lampshaded in ''[[TheWallflower Yamato Nadeshiko Shichihenge]]'' ''Manga/TheWallflower'' as the boys of the series want to see Sunako's face, which she doesn't want to show because she thinks she's ugly. After a long chase they manage to pin back her fringe and look at her face, which is quite attractive. Then it turns out they were deceived by a ton of flour that had fallen on her and made her skin seem clear. When the flour is cleaned away the spots and unwanted hair are visible. From here on, however, Sunako is never shown with spots (as a matter of fact, she is often just chibi). Despite being called ugly, the way she is drawn in her full form is no different from, say, the super-popular Noi-chan.
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