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5th Sep '16 9:44:43 AM JamesAustin
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* ''Film/FairGame'': Valerie Plame isn't a bad-looking woman by any means but compared to Creator/NaomiWatts, well there just is no comparison.

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* ''Film/FairGame'': ''Film/{{Fair Game|2010}}'': Valerie Plame isn't a bad-looking woman by any means means, but compared to Creator/NaomiWatts, well well, there just is no comparison.
4th Sep '16 4:47:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Series/SpartacusBloodAndSand'' we are shown that the Third Servile War was fundamentally a conflict between TheBeautifulElite of TheRomanRepublic and their equally beautiful [[WorldOfMuscleMen gladiators]] and [[BeautifulSlaveGirl slaves]]. Even historical figures whose appearances are actually known, such as Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar (who was already an attractive man in real life) get major upgrades. The handful of actual ugly characters that appear in the show are almost always [[EvilMakesYouUgly minor villains]] that are sleazy even by the standards of evil on the show, such as pimps and pirates.

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* In ''Series/SpartacusBloodAndSand'' we are shown that the Third Servile War was fundamentally a conflict between TheBeautifulElite of TheRomanRepublic UsefulNotes/TheRomanRepublic and their equally beautiful [[WorldOfMuscleMen gladiators]] and [[BeautifulSlaveGirl slaves]]. Even historical figures whose appearances are actually known, such as Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar (who was already an attractive man in real life) get major upgrades. The handful of actual ugly characters that appear in the show are almost always [[EvilMakesYouUgly minor villains]] that are sleazy even by the standards of evil on the show, such as pimps and pirates.



* The miniseries ''SonsOfLiberty'' does this to Samuel Adams, where he is played by the tall, lithe, and very handsome thirtysomething Ben Barnes. In reality, Sam Adams was a short, shabbily dressed man entering his early fifties by the time the Revolution started.

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* The miniseries ''SonsOfLiberty'' ''Series/SonsOfLiberty'' does this to Samuel Adams, where he is played by the tall, lithe, and very handsome thirtysomething Ben Barnes. In reality, Sam Adams was a short, shabbily dressed man entering his early fifties by the time the Revolution started.
24th Aug '16 8:02:55 AM DaibhidC
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-->'''Dil''': Gern, certainly they'll notice. But they won't say anything. They expect us to, er, ''improve'' matters.
-->'''Sculptor''': After all, you don't think they're going to step up and say "It's all wrong, he really had a face like a short-sighted chicken", do you?

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-->'''Dil''': --->'''Dil''': Gern, certainly they'll notice. But they won't say anything. They expect us to, er, ''improve'' matters.
-->'''Sculptor''': --->'''Sculptor''': After all, you don't think they're going to step up and say "It's all wrong, he really had a face like a short-sighted chicken", do you?
24th Aug '16 8:02:36 AM DaibhidC
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-->'''Sculptor'': After all, you don't think they're going to step up and say "It's all wrong, he really had a face like a short-sighted chicken", do you?

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-->'''Sculptor'': -->'''Sculptor''': After all, you don't think they're going to step up and say "It's all wrong, he really had a face like a short-sighted chicken", do you?
24th Aug '16 8:02:13 AM DaibhidC
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* ''Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse:

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* ''Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse:''Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse'':
24th Aug '16 8:01:53 AM DaibhidC
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* The ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' counterpart of [[Literature/TheIliad Helen of Troy]] appears in ''Discworld/{{Eric}}''. Eleanor of Tsort is plump, with somewhat faded good looks and the beginnings of a moustache. After all, it's been ten years since the siege started, but no-one's going to write epic poetry about rescuing a woman who's fairly attractive in a good light.

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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''
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The ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' counterpart of [[Literature/TheIliad Helen of Troy]] appears in ''Discworld/{{Eric}}''. Eleanor of Tsort is plump, with somewhat faded good looks and the beginnings of a moustache. After all, it's been ten years since the siege started, but no-one's going to write epic poetry about rescuing a woman who's fairly attractive in a good light.light.
** In ''Discworld/{{Pyramids}}'', Gern the apprentice mummifier is criticised by his master Dil for making the Pharoah's death mask too accurate. Dil and the sculptor discuss how it could be improved, and a shocked Gern asks if people won't notice.
-->'''Dil''': Gern, certainly they'll notice. But they won't say anything. They expect us to, er, ''improve'' matters.
-->'''Sculptor'': After all, you don't think they're going to step up and say "It's all wrong, he really had a face like a short-sighted chicken", do you?
17th Aug '16 3:49:46 PM NegiSpongie
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'', when Timmy wants to prove that Dale Dimm was the founder of Dimmsdale, he wishes himself back 300 years ago, and meets witch hunter, Alden Bitterroot. However, unlike the picture Timmy is holding that shows Alden as a handsome muscular hero, the real Alden looks and acts exactly like Mr. Crocker.
---> '''Timmy:''' So much for historical accuracy.
17th Aug '16 9:41:30 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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* Even the actors aren't immune: Creator/RobinWilliams himself got this treatment in ''[[http://www.youtube.com/user/capital33333#grid/user/424F2EA974DB93AB Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Mork & Mindy]]''. In real life, Creator/RobinWilliams is, shall we say, an acquired taste due to his unique appearance. (Let's just say he didn't need a lot of makeup for the role of Peter Pan in ''Film/{{Hook}}''.) However, in this MadeForTVMovie, he's played by Chris Diamantopoulos, [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v482/80sFreakLurker/chris_diamantopoulos20.jpg who makes a generically attractive Robin... and is]] MrFanservice in RealLife.

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* Even the actors aren't immune: Creator/RobinWilliams himself got this treatment in ''[[http://www.youtube.com/user/capital33333#grid/user/424F2EA974DB93AB Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Mork & Mindy]]''. In real life, Creator/RobinWilliams is, shall we say, an acquired taste due to his unique appearance. (Let's just say he didn't need a lot of makeup for the role of Peter Pan in ''Film/{{Hook}}''.) However, in this MadeForTVMovie, he's played by Chris Diamantopoulos, [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v482/80sFreakLurker/chris_diamantopoulos20.jpg who makes a generically attractive Robin... ]] and is]] is MrFanservice in RealLife.



* ''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'' ''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.
17th Aug '16 9:36:36 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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* ''Literature/SixteenthirtyTwo'' has someone note Princess Kristina looks nothing like Greta Garbo. To be fair, she's only a child too.

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* ''Literature/SixteenthirtyTwo'' ''Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo'' has someone note Princess Kristina looks nothing like Greta Garbo. To be fair, she's only a child too.
16th Aug '16 12:22:38 PM Kereea1
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* On ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' Steven and Connie read the account of Buddy, one of the historical founders of Beach City. As they imagine his travels, they picture him as their friend Jamie the mailman, who played Buddy in a town play. At the end of the episode they find Buddy's actual portrait, which is much less flattering. They decide they like their version better.
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