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9th Jul '16 9:27:35 AM TrueBlue170
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* Debbie Reynolds as ''The Unsinkable Molly Brown''. Creator/KathyBates in ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'' was much closer to [[http://s3.amazonaws.com/findagrave/photos/2002/304/1707_1036162732.jpg the genuine article]], but still prettied up a bit.

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* Debbie Reynolds as ''The Unsinkable Molly Brown''. Creator/KathyBates in ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'' was much closer to [[http://s3.amazonaws.com/findagrave/photos/2002/304/1707_1036162732.[[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/4f/a5/78/4fa578227336f5f085f989d481fe5da6.jpg the genuine article]], but still prettied up a bit.
3rd Jul '16 2:52:06 PM LadyEvil
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* Inverted in {{Annabelle}}. The cursed doll featured in the Warrens' museum is actually a cute little Raggedy Ann doll. A combination of being unable to get the rights to Raggedy Ann's image and a desire for a doll that actually looked scary resulted in the eponymous doll's appearance.
23rd Jun '16 5:00:33 AM lostbirdinatree
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** In a similar vein, Atsushi Nakajima (''The Moon Over the Mountain''), Osamu Dazai (''No Longer Human''), the aforementioned Tanizaki and many more authors are adapted into superpowered bishonen in ''Manga/BungouStrayDogs''. Female authors such as Akiko Yosano (''Thou Shalt Not Die'') also get adapted.



* Similar to ''Anime/RoseOfVersailles'', every HistoricDomainCharacter in ''Manga/AnatoliaStory'' are completely ''gorgeous'', despite the story taking place in a time period not even in the Iron Age and having most of said characters be involved with military campaigns. Interestingly, the fact that so many people gush over how beautiful and flawless and soft Yuri's skin is (as one would expect from a teenage girl in modern times who hasn't done much hard labor) suggests that such qualities ''are'' considered rare enough that it's considered a major point of beauty for her.

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* Similar to ''Anime/RoseOfVersailles'', every HistoricDomainCharacter in ''Manga/AnatoliaStory'' are is completely ''gorgeous'', despite the story taking place in a time period not even in the Iron Age and having most of said characters be involved with military campaigns. Interestingly, the fact that so many people gush over how beautiful and flawless and soft Yuri's skin is (as one would expect from a teenage girl in modern times who hasn't done much hard labor) suggests that such qualities ''are'' considered rare enough that it's considered a major point of beauty for her.
3rd Jun '16 12:37:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* If there is such a thing as Mythical Beauty Upgrade, it applies to MANY characters from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight''. [[Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh Gilgamesh]] [[PhenotypeStereotype becomes a]] [[RedEyesTakeWarning Red-eyed]], [[BlondGuysAreEvil blond-haired]] {{Bishonen}}. Rider [[spoiler:ie [[Myth/GreekMythology Medusa]]]] becomes a perfect embodiment of a FetishFuelStationAttendant. Most changed is probably Saber [[spoiler:KingArthur]], who manages to do a GenderFlip into a beautiful girl.

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* If there is such a thing as Mythical Beauty Upgrade, it applies to MANY characters from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight''. [[Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh Gilgamesh]] [[PhenotypeStereotype becomes a]] [[RedEyesTakeWarning Red-eyed]], [[BlondGuysAreEvil blond-haired]] blond-haired {{Bishonen}}. Rider [[spoiler:ie [[Myth/GreekMythology Medusa]]]] becomes a perfect embodiment of a FetishFuelStationAttendant. Most changed is probably Saber [[spoiler:KingArthur]], who manages to do a GenderFlip into a beautiful girl.
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.
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