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19th May '16 4:55:58 PM zigzag722
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* ''Series/Reign'' features a tall, handsome blonde Adonis as the future King Francis II of France, when in reality he was a very short child with a marked stutter. He was also only 15 when they wed, whereas the show portrays him as being quite a bit older.



* ''Series/Reign'' features a tall, handsome blonde Adonis as the future King Francis II of France, when in reality he was a very short child with a marked stutter. He was also only 15 when they wed, whereas the show portrays him as being quite a bit older.


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* ''Series/Reign'' features a tall, handsome blonde Adonis as the future King Francis II of France, when in reality he was a very short child with a marked stutter. He was also only 15 when they wed, whereas the show portrays him as being quite a bit older.

19th May '16 4:55:24 PM zigzag722
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\n* ''Series/Reign'' features a tall, handsome blonde Adonis as the future King Francis II of France, when in reality he was a very short child with a marked stutter. He was also only 15 when they wed, whereas the show portrays him as being quite a bit older.

15th May '16 9:28:28 PM ArabellaTurner
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** Lampshaded in volume 3 where it is implied that the originals were not that beautiful and it was the cloning process that made them that way.
12th Apr '16 5:44:06 AM DaibhidC
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* In the ''Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures'' novel ''Lucifer Rising'', a historical drama about [[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E5TheSeedsOfDeath the Ice Warrior invasion of 2090]] features a "handsome young museum curator", who is presumably meant to be [[http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/Daniel_Eldred this guy]].

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In the ''Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures'' novel ''Lucifer Rising'', a historical drama about [[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E5TheSeedsOfDeath the Ice Warrior invasion of 2090]] features a "handsome young museum curator", who is presumably meant to be [[http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/Daniel_Eldred this guy]].guy]].
** In the ''Literature/NewSeriesAdventures'' novel ''Ghosts of India'', Donna asks the Doctor if Cleopatra was really the most beautiful woman in the world. He replies that she was the most beautiful woman in her bedchamber, if the handmaidens had the day off.
23rd Mar '16 11:27:14 AM MasoTey
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* UsefulNotes/JesusChrist is typically portrayed according to the local cultural ideal. Western artists typically portray him as a tall, slender, regal man with high cheekbones, strong jaw, straight nose, soulful blue eyes, wavy long hair (usually auburn or reddish-brown in color) and a neatly trimmed beard. It's likely that, as a first-century Middle Eastern Jew, he would have had swarthy skin, dark hair and eyes, short curly hair and a beard, though how attractive he was is never mentioned. The Gospel of Matthew states that Roman soldiers were unable to tell Jesus apart from his disciples, and even his own disciples had difficulty recognizing him after the crucifixion, suggesting that Jesus had an unremarkable appearance. In fact, passages in Isaiah suggest that Jesus was, in actuality, rather ''un''attractive if anything (the reason being so that no one would lust after him). It has also been suggested that, due to ambiguous translation, in the book of Luke it could be Jesus being described as short rather than Zacchaeus the tax collector. Idealized portrayals include:
** Creator/LeonardoDaVinci's "Last Supper" painting. Like all artists of his time and before, Leonardo usually painted mythical figures as what his patrons envision if for no other reason than practicality;
** Any number of tall, blond, blue-eyed Jesuses (Jesi?) in any number of stained glass windows in any number of churches;

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* UsefulNotes/JesusChrist is typically portrayed according to the local cultural ideal. Western artists typically portray him as a tall, slender, regal man with high cheekbones, strong jaw, straight nose, soulful blue eyes, wavy long hair (usually auburn or reddish-brown in color) and a neatly trimmed beard. It's likely that, as a first-century Middle Eastern Jew, he would have had swarthy skin, dark hair and eyes, short curly hair and a beard, though how attractive he was is never mentioned. The Gospel of Matthew states that Roman soldiers were unable to tell Jesus apart from his disciples, and even his own disciples had difficulty recognizing him after the crucifixion, suggesting that Jesus had an unremarkable appearance. In fact, passages a passage in Isaiah suggest suggests that Jesus was, in actuality, rather ''un''attractive if anything (the anything[[note]]The reason being so that no one would lust after him).him or, more mildly, so people wouldn't follow him only because of his charisma.[[/note]]. It has also been suggested that, due to ambiguous translation, in the book of Luke it could be Jesus being described as short rather than Zacchaeus the tax collector. Idealized portrayals include:
** Creator/LeonardoDaVinci's "Last Supper" painting. Like all artists of his time and before, Leonardo usually painted mythical figures as what his patrons envision if for no other reason than practicality;
practicality.
** Any number of tall, blond, blue-eyed Jesuses (Jesi?) in any number of stained glass windows in any number of churches; churches.
** In the film ''Film/KingOfKings'', Jesus (as played by Jeffrey Hunter) has a full-body PermaShave and incredibly sleek, shiny hair.
21st Mar '16 9:38:08 PM jormis29
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* UsefulNotes/AlexanderPushkin looks better in Creator/ChihoSaito's ''Bronze no Tenshi'' than he did in RealLife.

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* UsefulNotes/AlexanderPushkin Creator/AlexanderPushkin looks better in Creator/ChihoSaito's ''Bronze no Tenshi'' than he did in RealLife.



* ''Film/{{Alexander}}'': You don't really think the mother of Creator/AlexanderTheGreat, Queen Olympias, really looked like Creator/AngelinaJolie, do you? In any case, historical record has her as a very pale redhead. On the other hand she was beautiful enough to inspire Philip II with a case of the hots at first sight.

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* ''Film/{{Alexander}}'': You don't really think the mother of Creator/AlexanderTheGreat, UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat, Queen Olympias, really looked like Creator/AngelinaJolie, do you? In any case, historical record has her as a very pale redhead. On the other hand she was beautiful enough to inspire Philip II with a case of the hots at first sight.
21st Mar '16 9:36:38 PM jormis29
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* Creator/AlexanderPushkin looks better in Creator/ChihoSaito's ''Bronze no Tenshi'' than he did in RealLife.

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* Creator/AlexanderPushkin UsefulNotes/AlexanderPushkin looks better in Creator/ChihoSaito's ''Bronze no Tenshi'' than he did in RealLife.
17th Mar '16 2:18:22 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''ForeverKnight'': justified that the vampires look good in their flashbacks, but human Nick gets into this trope before he is turned in the first episode flashback.

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* ''ForeverKnight'': ''Series/ForeverKnight'': justified that the vampires look good in their flashbacks, but human Nick gets into this trope before he is turned in the first episode flashback.
8th Mar '16 10:06:20 AM jadmire
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* The 1975 Czech/Yugoslav production on the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, "The Day That Shook The World", starred ChristopherPlummer as the Archduke and Brazilian actress Florinda Bolkan as his wife, Duchess Sophie. Bolkan is a good lookalike for the Duchess, but Plummer is distinctly more handsome than Franz Ferdinand, with a more clipped mustache (and also lacks the characteristic "Habsburg lip"). Both Plummer and Bolkan are also thinner than the historical personages they play.

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* The 1975 Czech/Yugoslav production on the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, "The Day That Shook The World", starred ChristopherPlummer as the Archduke and Brazilian actress Florinda Bolkan as his wife, Duchess Sophie. Bolkan is a good lookalike for the Duchess, Duchess (one of the more accurate portrayals, in fact; the dark-haired Sophie has previously been portrayed by ''blonde'' actresses Luise Ullrich and Lucyna Winnicka), but Plummer is distinctly more handsome than Franz Ferdinand, with a more clipped mustache (and also lacks the characteristic "Habsburg lip"). Both Plummer and Bolkan are also thinner than the historical personages they play.
8th Mar '16 10:03:17 AM jadmire
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* The 1975 Czech/Yugoslav production on the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, "The Day That Shook The World", starred ChristopherPlummer as the Archduke and Brazilian actress Florinda Bolkan as his wife, Duchess Sophie. Bolkan is a good lookalike for the Duchess, but Plummer is distinctly more handsome than Franz Ferdinand, with a more clipped mustache (and also lacks the characteristic "Habsburg lip"). Both Plummer and Bolkan are also thinner than the historical personages they play.
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