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5th Dec '17 1:36:16 AM jormis29
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* ''Terrorvision'' has an [[ElviraMistressOfTheDark Elvira]] {{expy}} in the person of Medusa, a buxom horror show host played by model Jennifer Richards in a Medusa dress.

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* ''Terrorvision'' ''Film/TerrorVision'' has an [[ElviraMistressOfTheDark Elvira]] {{expy}} in the person of Medusa, a buxom horror show host played by model Jennifer Richards in a Medusa dress.
26th Nov '17 3:38:25 PM Theriocephalus
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* The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' crowd has "[[https://derpiboo.ru/1082899 Maredusa]]" who eagerly seizes the opportunity to flirt with a blind stallion. The artist answered peoples concerns whether or not she was dangerous by pointing out he'd "rather enjoy her company than the company of the ponies who left a blind man alone with a monster".
* Coming from the same artist is "[[https://derpiboo.ru/tags/oc-colon-kalianne Kalianne]]", who is based on the highly poisonous Malaysian Coral Snake and has Twilight Sparkle utterly terrified at the mere sight of her (it's implied ponies in general fear her species). Despite all this, she is not only quite cute but has never been anything but incredibly friendly, gentle, and kindhearted.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' crowd has "[[https://derpiboo.ru/1082899 "[[https://derpibooru.org/1082899 Maredusa]]" who eagerly seizes the opportunity to flirt with a blind stallion. The artist answered peoples people's concerns regarding whether or not she was dangerous by pointing out he'd "rather enjoy her company than the company of the ponies who left a blind man alone with a monster".
* Coming from the same artist is "[[https://derpiboo.ru/tags/oc-colon-kalianne "[[https://derpibooru.org/tags/oc-colon-kalianne Kalianne]]", who is based on the highly poisonous Malaysian Coral Snake and has Twilight Sparkle utterly terrified at the mere sight of her (it's implied ponies in general fear her species). Despite all this, she is not only quite cute but has never been anything but incredibly friendly, gentle, and kindhearted.
17th Nov '17 5:19:04 PM Taxima
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* The 2010 remake of ''Film/{{Clash of the Titans|2010}}'' still has her as a scaly, serpent-tailed thing, but her face is [[EvilIsSexy very good looking]] due to being played by Russian model Natalia Vodianova. However, when she goes to turn men to stone, her entire face ''[[GameFace changes]]'' into something [[http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q318/Monster_Master316/Clash%20Remake/Medusa.jpg a lot less attractive]].

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* The 2010 remake of ''Film/{{Clash of the Titans|2010}}'' still has her as a scaly, serpent-tailed thing, but her face is [[EvilIsSexy very good looking]] due to being played by Russian model Natalia Vodianova. However, when she goes to turn men to stone, her entire face ''[[GameFace changes]]'' into something [[http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q318/Monster_Master316/Clash%20Remake/Medusa.[[http://goodfilmguide.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/01-Clash-of-the-Titans-Medusa.jpg a lot less attractive]].
14th Nov '17 5:46:46 AM Thrawcheld
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Note that while much "classical" art portrays {{Medusa}} (after her change) as horrific butt ugly [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medusa (see e.g. Caravaggio's take)]] the whole CuteMonsterGirl and NotEvilJustMisunderstood thingie is [[OlderThanTheyThink a fairly old interpretation]], although more prominent in modern takes.

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Note that while much "classical" art portrays {{Medusa}} (after her change) as horrific butt ugly [[http://en.[[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medusa org/wiki/Medusa_(Caravaggio) (see e.g. Caravaggio's take)]] the whole CuteMonsterGirl and NotEvilJustMisunderstood thingie is [[OlderThanTheyThink a fairly old interpretation]], although more prominent in modern takes.
3rd Nov '17 9:32:03 PM Mhazard
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* Boss Fight Studios' planned Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S.' Medusa and Gorgon armies largely invert this trope, but a Medusa variant [[http://bossfightstudio.com/bfs/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Joecon14_8.jpg portrays her]] as a GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe with snakes for hair.
Stheno on the other hand [[https://bossfightshop.com/collections/series-1/products/virtuvian-h-a-c-k-s-eldest-gorgon-sister-stheno looks like an ordinary woman with snake hair]].

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* Boss Fight Studios' planned Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S.' Medusa and Gorgon armies largely invert this trope, but a Medusa variant [[http://bossfightstudio.com/bfs/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Joecon14_8.jpg portrays her]] as a GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe with snakes for hair.
hair. Stheno on the other hand [[https://bossfightshop.com/collections/series-1/products/virtuvian-h-a-c-k-s-eldest-gorgon-sister-stheno looks like an ordinary woman with snake snakes for hair]].
3rd Nov '17 9:31:21 PM Mhazard
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Stheno on the other hand [[https://bossfightshop.com/collections/series-1/products/virtuvian-h-a-c-k-s-eldest-gorgon-sister-stheno looks like an ordinary woman with snake hair]].
3rd Jul '17 12:25:58 PM ectostar
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Except, once the hero actually sees her... she's actually rather pretty. Sure, she has [[GoodHairEvilHair snakes for hair]], [[RedEyesTakeWarning glowing red eyes]], [[FangsAreEvil fanged teeth]], [[GoodWingsEvilWings bat wings]], and [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent scaled skin]]... but her face is perfectly symmetrical, even classically beautiful. The snake-hair is actually rather playful, and her scales are colored not like a deadly coral snake, but opaline. Scaly her face may be, but the scales will be delicate, tinted like cosmetics. And [[NonMammalianMammaries she has curves,]] to be sure, if peculiarly serpentine ones.

The hero has just met the Gorgeous Gorgon. Her beauty can be due to one of four causes. The most common is that she merely has an InformedFlaw in the form of her ugliness, much like older actors are treated as if they were teens due to DawsonCasting. Everyone ''reacts'' like she's ugly and says so, but the viewer doesn't really see why. Or that touch of human appearance causes the whole thing to slip from just being a monster headlong into UncannyValleyGirl territory due to the dichotomy. Alternately, she may be using some form of VoluntaryShapeShifting or magical glamour to appear more beautiful than she naturally is in order to confuse the hero. The more subtle interpretation is that the townsfolk have [[{{Flanderisation}} Flanderized]] her ugliness because she's, well, a ''monster.'' This may be explained by her inhuman features and the fact that, if we were to meet a person with [[SnakePeople a snake tail]] or four arms in real life (for example), we would be scared too, or at least greatly surprised and startled.

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Except, once the hero actually sees her... she's actually rather pretty. Sure, she has [[GoodHairEvilHair snakes for hair]], [[RedEyesTakeWarning glowing red eyes]], [[FangsAreEvil fanged teeth]], [[GoodWingsEvilWings bat wings]], and [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent scaled skin]]... but her face is perfectly symmetrical, even classically beautiful. The snake-hair is actually rather playful, and her scales are colored not like a deadly coral snake, but opaline. Scaly her face may be, but the scales will be delicate, tinted like cosmetics. And [[NonMammalianMammaries she has curves,]] curves]], to be sure, if peculiarly serpentine ones.

The hero has just met the Gorgeous Gorgon. Her beauty can be due to one of four causes. The most common is that she merely has an InformedFlaw in the form of her ugliness, much like older actors are treated as if they were teens due to DawsonCasting. Everyone ''reacts'' like she's ugly and says so, but the viewer doesn't really see why. Or that touch of human appearance causes the whole thing to slip from just being a monster headlong into UncannyValleyGirl territory due to the dichotomy. Alternately, she may be using some form of VoluntaryShapeShifting or magical glamour to appear more beautiful than she naturally is in order to confuse the hero. The more subtle interpretation is that the townsfolk have [[{{Flanderisation}} Flanderized]] {{Flanderi|sation}}zed her ugliness because she's, well, a ''monster.'' ''monster''. This may be explained by her inhuman features and the fact that, if we were to meet a person with [[SnakePeople a snake tail]] or four arms in real life (for example), we would be scared too, or at least greatly surprised and startled.



One, the ugliness is played up by the superstitious townsfolk, who are so scared of her appearance ([[TakenForGranite or]] [[PowerIncontinence unintentional]] [[BlessedWithSuck dangerousness]]) that none of them bothered to notice she's actually a ReluctantMonster and [[FriendlessBackground very lonely.]] This Gorgeous Gorgon will likely prove friendly and even pull a HeelFaceTurn (if "[[DarkIsNotEvil evil]]" to start with) when shown some compassion.

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One, the ugliness is played up by the superstitious townsfolk, who are so scared of her appearance ([[TakenForGranite or]] [[PowerIncontinence unintentional]] [[BlessedWithSuck dangerousness]]) that none of them bothered to notice she's actually a ReluctantMonster and [[FriendlessBackground very lonely.]] lonely]]. This Gorgeous Gorgon will likely prove friendly and even pull a HeelFaceTurn (if "[[DarkIsNotEvil evil]]" to start with) when shown some compassion.



These two alternatives can be seen as [[PlayingWithATrope playing]] with BeautyEqualsGoodness. In the first, the slightly hidden physical beauty is a sign of the internal goodness, in the latter, it represents the danger inherent in EvilIsSexy.

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These two alternatives can be seen as [[PlayingWithATrope playing]] {{playing|WithATrope}} with BeautyEqualsGoodness. In the first, the slightly hidden physical beauty is a sign of the internal goodness, in the latter, it represents the danger inherent in EvilIsSexy.



The title of this trope itself, by the way, has solid foundations in later interpretations of [[Myth/GreekMythology Greek Myth]] where the Gorgons became ProgressivelyPrettier, at least in literature if not art. In the oldest versions of the Gorgon legends, they were said to be hideous-looking, hence Medusa's classic snake hair and scaled face. Older depictions show them with bulging eyes and fangs, with evil grimaces (often considered a direct comparison to a rotting corpse). But as centuries passed, many tellings had the Gorgons as mortal women more lovely than Aphrodite, [[JerkassGods causing that goddess]] to [[BalefulPolymorph curse them]] such that any who saw their loveliness would be turned to stone. Others went so far as to say the Gorgons were so beautiful, their faces could stop men's hearts. ''Another version'' is that Medusa was originally a beautiful temple maiden, and Poseidon was so captivated by her beauty he raped her in Athena's temple. Athena, disgusted that the maiden would [[ValuesDissonance allow it]], [[JerkassGods turned her into a Gorgon as punishment.]] It's worth repeating that, despite Gorgon being in the trope name, other types of monsters and genders can have this apply.

Note that while much "classical" art portrays {{Medusa}} (after her change) as horrific butt ugly [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medusa (see e.g. Caravaggio's take)]] the whole CuteMonsterGirl and NotEvilJustMisunderstood thingie is [[OlderThanTheyThink a fairly old interpretation,]] although more prominent in modern takes.

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The title of this trope itself, by the way, has solid foundations in later interpretations of [[Myth/GreekMythology Greek Myth]] where the Gorgons became ProgressivelyPrettier, at least in literature if not art. In the oldest versions of the Gorgon legends, they were said to be hideous-looking, hence Medusa's classic snake hair and scaled face. Older depictions show them with bulging eyes and fangs, with evil grimaces (often considered a direct comparison to a rotting corpse). But as centuries passed, many tellings had the Gorgons as mortal women more lovely than Aphrodite, [[JerkassGods causing that goddess]] to [[BalefulPolymorph curse them]] such that any who saw their loveliness would be turned to stone. Others went so far as to say the Gorgons were so beautiful, their faces could stop men's hearts. ''Another version'' is that Medusa was originally a beautiful temple maiden, and Poseidon was so captivated by her beauty he raped her in Athena's temple. Athena, disgusted that the maiden would [[ValuesDissonance allow it]], [[JerkassGods turned her into a Gorgon as punishment.]] punishment]]. It's worth repeating that, despite Gorgon being in the trope name, other types of monsters and genders can have this apply.

Note that while much "classical" art portrays {{Medusa}} (after her change) as horrific butt ugly [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medusa (see e.g. Caravaggio's take)]] the whole CuteMonsterGirl and NotEvilJustMisunderstood thingie is [[OlderThanTheyThink a fairly old interpretation,]] interpretation]], although more prominent in modern takes.



* Averted somewhat with Boa Hancock in ''Manga/OnePiece.'' She fits everything above and is, in fact, known as one of three "Gorgon Sisters", except she's famous for her beauty, and she uses it to pull off a JerkassFacade.

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* Averted somewhat with Boa Hancock in ''Manga/OnePiece.'' ''Manga/OnePiece''. She fits everything above and is, in fact, known as one of three "Gorgon Sisters", except she's famous for her beauty, and she uses it to pull off a JerkassFacade.



* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' has [[HornyDevils Slan]] and several female Apostles who qualify. Like everything else in Berserk, this trope is also [[PlayingWithATrope Played With]].
* In Creator/MasamuneShirow's commentary for a picture of a NubileSavage with dreadlocks in his artbook ''Intron Depot 2: Blades,'' he suggests that the legend of the Gorgons may have been inspired by this type of hairstyle.

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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' has [[HornyDevils Slan]] and several female Apostles who qualify. Like everything else in Berserk, this trope is also [[PlayingWithATrope Played With]].{{playing with|ATrope}}.
* In Creator/MasamuneShirow's commentary for a picture of a NubileSavage with dreadlocks in his artbook ''Intron Depot 2: Blades,'' Blades'', he suggests that the legend of the Gorgons may have been inspired by this type of hairstyle.



* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' has at least six Medusa and Gorgon themed cards, most of which can [[TakenForGranite kill opposing attacking creatures]] regardless of their strength or defense...and all of which show beautiful women. Beautiful ''[[BuffySpeak snakey]]'' women. [[ExpressiveHair With]] [[WildHair big]] [[PrehensileHair snakey]] [[MundaneMadeAwesome hair!]]

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* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' has at least six Medusa and Gorgon themed cards, most of which can [[TakenForGranite kill opposing attacking creatures]] regardless of their strength or defense...and all of which show beautiful women. Beautiful ''[[BuffySpeak snakey]]'' women. [[ExpressiveHair With]] [[WildHair big]] [[PrehensileHair snakey]] [[MundaneMadeAwesome hair!]]hair]]!



* In Comicbook/{{Superman}} comics, at least before the ComicBook/{{Crisis|on Infinite Earths}}, the facet-skinned Bizarros were odd-looking, but never as ugly as everyone seemed to react to them as being. The Bizarro Loises, in particular, were usually drawn with attractive figures and really nice legs (they ''were'' all imperfect copies of ''Lois,'' after all).

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* In Comicbook/{{Superman}} comics, at least before the ComicBook/{{Crisis|on Infinite Earths}}, the facet-skinned Bizarros were odd-looking, but never as ugly as everyone seemed to react to them as being. The Bizarro Loises, in particular, were usually drawn with attractive figures and really nice legs (they ''were'' all imperfect copies of ''Lois,'' ''Lois'', after all).



* In Menotti's ''Unicorn, Gorgon, and Manticore,'' when the secluded mad scientist lies to the townspeople and tells them that he's killed his Gorgon, the townspeople wail over "The gorgeous, gorgeous Gorgon, the pride of his age!" (These are the same townspeople who previously believed the Gorgon was the ugliest creature they'd ever seen.)

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* In Menotti's ''Unicorn, Gorgon, and Manticore,'' Manticore'', when the secluded mad scientist lies to the townspeople and tells them that he's killed his Gorgon, the townspeople wail over "The gorgeous, gorgeous Gorgon, the pride of his age!" (These are the same townspeople who previously believed the Gorgon was the ugliest creature they'd ever seen.)



** This [[http://i.imgur.com/md2xrDd.jpg official promotional artwork]] from ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaPortraitOfRuin'' applies this trope to ''every female enemy in the game''. Quite easy with the [[WickedWitch witches]] and [[NinjaMaid Ninja Maids]] who are apparently human, but the blood-sucking [[PlantPeople flower women]], [[HarpingOnAboutHarpies harpies]], and even the massive man-eating beast that has a lady for a ''tail'' are all made to be quite cute and attractive (with the exception being the ball-jointed doll at the bottom that is just ''yech'').

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** This [[http://i.imgur.com/md2xrDd.jpg official promotional artwork]] from ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaPortraitOfRuin'' applies this trope to ''every female enemy in the game''. Quite easy with the [[WickedWitch witches]] and [[NinjaMaid Ninja Maids]] {{Ninja Maid}}s who are apparently human, but the blood-sucking [[PlantPeople flower women]], [[HarpingOnAboutHarpies harpies]], and even the massive man-eating beast that has a lady for a ''tail'' are all made to be quite cute and attractive (with the exception being the ball-jointed doll at the bottom that is just ''yech'').



** Both Death Knights and Dark Rangers such as Sylvanas, despite being described as corpses resurrected after their violent death are rather intact, with the only undead features being [[RedEyesTakeWarning red]] or blue [[GlowingEyesOfDoom glowing eyes]], and a deathly pallor.

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** Both Death Knights and Dark Rangers such as Sylvanas, despite being described as corpses resurrected after their violent death are rather intact, with the only undead features being [[RedEyesTakeWarning red]] {{red|EyesTakeWarning}} or blue [[GlowingEyesOfDoom glowing eyes]], {{glowing eyes|OfDoom}}, and a deathly pallor.



** [[CoversAlwaysLie The manual incorrectly portrays her as an overweight cyclops woman when she, in fact, has no body in her monster form.]]

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** [[CoversAlwaysLie The manual incorrectly portrays her as an overweight cyclops woman when she, in fact, has no body in her monster form.]]form]].



*** [[spoiler:[[OneWingedAngel She regains her hideous face from the first game in her boss fight.]] It's explained that she was using {{Glamour}} to make her face look human, but she let the mask slip because she needed all her power to fight Pit.]]

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*** [[spoiler:[[OneWingedAngel She regains her hideous face from the first game in her boss fight.]] fight]]. It's explained that she was using {{Glamour}} to make her face look human, but she let the mask slip because she needed all her power to fight Pit.]]



* Medusa from ''VideoGame/CastleCrashers'' fits this trope. Even though she's trying to kill you, she's still fairly nice looking for someone who's [[SnakePeople half snake.]]

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* Medusa from ''VideoGame/CastleCrashers'' fits this trope. Even though she's trying to kill you, she's still fairly nice looking for someone who's [[SnakePeople half snake.]]snake]].



* Played with interestingly for the Beauty and Beast Corps from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4''. While they are perfectly normal women (if AxCrazy) under their PoweredArmor, the armor invokes this by making them look like cybernetic monsters. Defeating them in their armored form causes it to fall off, revealing that they're quite fetching under the mask. They actually embody ''both'' sides of the trope-their armor shows the duality of a vicious, inhuman soldier contrasted with the terrified, broken victim wearing it, while their real forms contrast a beautiful, serene exterior with an inner core [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds damaged beyond the ability of anyone to repair.]]

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* Played with interestingly for the Beauty and Beast Corps from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4''. While they are perfectly normal women (if AxCrazy) under their PoweredArmor, the armor invokes this by making them look like cybernetic monsters. Defeating them in their armored form causes it to fall off, revealing that they're quite fetching under the mask. They actually embody ''both'' sides of the trope-their armor shows the duality of a vicious, inhuman soldier contrasted with the terrified, broken victim wearing it, while their real forms contrast a beautiful, serene exterior with an inner core [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds damaged beyond the ability of anyone to repair.]]repair]].



* In myth, Cu Chulainn's berserker state was (very, very elaborately) described as a warped monster of Lovecraftian hideousness. When Queen Medb summons Cu Chulainn as Berserker Alter in the American chapter of ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'', however, he looks quite similar to his Lancer and Caster incarnations (read: a blue-haired prettyboy), only more muscular and sporting what's best described as a {{stripperiffic}} {{kaiju}} costume. It's implied that the nature of Medb's wish may be responsible for this, as she specifically called upon the Holy Grail to give her an ideal ''[[YouSexyBeast lover]].''

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* In myth, Cu Chulainn's berserker state was (very, very elaborately) described as a warped monster of Lovecraftian hideousness. When Queen Medb summons Cu Chulainn as Berserker Alter in the American chapter of ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'', however, he looks quite similar to his Lancer and Caster incarnations (read: a blue-haired prettyboy), only more muscular and sporting what's best described as a {{stripperiffic}} {{kaiju}} costume. It's implied that the nature of Medb's wish may be responsible for this, as she specifically called upon the Holy Grail to give her an ideal ''[[YouSexyBeast lover]].''lover]]''.



** [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that this is supposed be Medusa ''before'' she was transformed into a monstrous creature. As well as the fact that WordOfGod says that history is WrittenByTheWinners, so what is recorded in legend is not necessarily what actually happened in-universe. In fact, this may even be an example of ShownTheirWork, as most myths actually present Medusa as having once been very beautiful, either being turned into a monster because of Athena's jealousy, or because Poseidon had sex with her (or raped her, the myths vary) in Athena's temple. [[spoiler:Rider]] can still become the famous ugly monster version for a power boost. She just chooses not to because she loses control of herself in the process.

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** [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] {{Justified|Trope}} in that this is supposed be Medusa ''before'' she was transformed into a monstrous creature. As well as the fact that WordOfGod says that history is WrittenByTheWinners, so what is recorded in legend is not necessarily what actually happened in-universe. In fact, this may even be an example of ShownTheirWork, as most myths actually present Medusa as having once been very beautiful, either being turned into a monster because of Athena's jealousy, or because Poseidon had sex with her (or raped her, the myths vary) in Athena's temple. [[spoiler:Rider]] can still become the famous ugly monster version for a power boost. She just chooses not to because she loses control of herself in the process.



* Ferretina the Weasel Queen in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius.''
* One briefly shows up as a patient in ''Webcomic/TheDragonDoctors.'' Her name is Yuri (a shortening of Euryale) and she has a boyfriend named "Percy" (a shortening of "Perseus"). She's visiting the doctors to have herself turned into a non-Gorgon so she doesn't worry about turning him to stone.

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* Ferretina the Weasel Queen in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius.''
''Webcomic/GirlGenius''.
* One briefly shows up as a patient in ''Webcomic/TheDragonDoctors.'' ''Webcomic/TheDragonDoctors''. Her name is Yuri (a shortening of Euryale) and she has a boyfriend named "Percy" (a shortening of "Perseus"). She's visiting the doctors to have herself turned into a non-Gorgon so she doesn't worry about turning him to stone.



* The Gorgon and Elan from ''Webcomic/AMagicalRoommate.'' They actually both look pretty normal, excepting the snakes.

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* The Gorgon and Elan from ''Webcomic/AMagicalRoommate.'' ''Webcomic/AMagicalRoommate''. They actually both look pretty normal, excepting the snakes.



* A gorgon appears briefly in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague.'' Except for the green skin and snake hair, she is fairly average looking and, oddly, has a New York/Jersey accent.

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* A gorgon appears briefly in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague.'' ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''. Except for the green skin and snake hair, she is fairly average looking and, oddly, has a New York/Jersey accent.



* M'gann in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' turns out to be a non villainous variant of the shape shifting kind in progressively deeper levels of deception. She originally pretends her true form has [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe green skin]] and brown hair. She eventually lets her friends know he true martian form is naturally bald and eyebrowless, and her hair was an affectation to fit in. Bald M'gann is still as cute and curvy, and has her revelation met with general positivity. [[spoiler: Turns out that it goes deeper. As a white Martian, she's a huge, bony, exposed brain monstrosity that hid her true species and shape out of fear of persecution and rejection...]] and Superboy loves her regardless.

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* M'gann in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' turns out to be a non villainous variant of the shape shifting kind in progressively deeper levels of deception. She originally pretends her true form has [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe green skin]] {{green skin|nedSpaceBabe}} and brown hair. She eventually lets her friends know he true martian form is naturally bald and eyebrowless, and her hair was an affectation to fit in. Bald M'gann is still as cute and curvy, and has her revelation met with general positivity. [[spoiler: Turns out that it goes deeper. As a white Martian, she's a huge, bony, exposed brain monstrosity that hid her true species and shape out of fear of persecution and rejection...]] and Superboy loves her regardless.
27th May '17 8:58:32 PM HiddenWindshield
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* Not a Gorgon, but in the ''Literature/{{Divine Blood|Novels}}'' Eija Semezou is a gothically beautiful Japanese-Greek girl with an [[SupernaturalFearInducer aura that terrifies most people that come near her]]. For further fun, its noted that the aura is pretty much useless against some of the more dangerous people while making normally harmless people dangerous. It's suggested she might grow out of it when she gets more control of her powers, but pointed out that she already has more control than most adults. She has a bit of a phobia when dealing with crowds, but it's hard to tell if the phobia resulted from the aura, in which case it's rather reasonable, or the aura resulted from the phobia.

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* Not a Gorgon, but in the ''Literature/{{Divine Blood|Novels}}'' Eija Semezou is a gothically beautiful Japanese-Greek girl with an [[SupernaturalFearInducer aura that terrifies most people that come near her]]. For further fun, its noted that the aura is pretty much useless against some of the more dangerous people while making normally harmless people dangerous. It's suggested she might grow out of it when she gets more control of her powers, but pointed out that she already has more control than most adults. She has a bit of a phobia when dealing with crowds, but it's hard to tell if the phobia resulted from the aura, in which case it's rather reasonable, or the aura resulted from the phobia.
27th May '17 8:58:08 PM HiddenWindshield
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* Not a Gorgon, ''Literature/{{Divine Blood|Novels}}'s Eija Semezou is a gothically beautiful Japanese-Greek girl with dark hair, pale skin and red eyes. She also just about terrifies most of the people that come near her. For further fun, its noted that the aura is pretty much useless against some of the more dangerous people while making normally harmless people dangerous. It's suggested she might grow out of it when she gets more control of her powers, but pointed out that she already has more control than most adults. She has a bit of a phobia when dealing with crowds, but it's hard to tell if the phobia resulted from the aura, in which case it's rather reasonable, or the aura resulted from the phobia.

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* Not a Gorgon, but in the ''Literature/{{Divine Blood|Novels}}'s Blood|Novels}}'' Eija Semezou is a gothically beautiful Japanese-Greek girl with dark hair, pale skin and red eyes. She also just about an [[SupernaturalFearInducer aura that terrifies most of the people that come near her.her]]. For further fun, its noted that the aura is pretty much useless against some of the more dangerous people while making normally harmless people dangerous. It's suggested she might grow out of it when she gets more control of her powers, but pointed out that she already has more control than most adults. She has a bit of a phobia when dealing with crowds, but it's hard to tell if the phobia resulted from the aura, in which case it's rather reasonable, or the aura resulted from the phobia.
27th May '17 8:10:16 PM HiddenWindshield
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* [[http://ja.gram.pl/upl/blogi/98610/img_wpisy/2012_39/Animora.jpg Animora]] from [[Creator/CrossGen Mystic]] was once one of the most beautiful among The First [[note]]the "gods" of the Creator/CrossGen universe[[/note]], until in her vanity and ambition she attempted to challenge [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority Ingra]]. After utterly defeating her, Ingra let her live but [[BeautyToBeast changed her appearance to that of a monster]], [[GorgeousGorgon with just enough of her old beauty left to remind Animora of what she once was and never again will be]].

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* [[http://ja.gram.pl/upl/blogi/98610/img_wpisy/2012_39/Animora.jpg Animora]] from [[Creator/CrossGen Mystic]] was once one of the most beautiful among The First [[note]]the "gods" of the Creator/CrossGen universe[[/note]], until in her vanity and ambition she attempted to challenge [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority Ingra]]. After utterly defeating her, Ingra let her live but [[BeautyToBeast changed her appearance to that of a monster]], [[GorgeousGorgon with just enough of her old beauty left to remind Animora of what she once was and never again will be]].be.
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