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8th Jun '17 5:22:26 PM jormis29
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* On ''{{Series/Rome}}'', both Lucius Vorenus (Kevin [=McKidd=]) and Titus Pullo (Ray Stevenson) repeatedly refer to themselves as "ugly brutes," despite both being quite hunky (and even having some beauty qualities unlikely for the period, like good teeth). Semi-subverted in that they both grapple with feelings of guilt and self-loathing over [[GoodIsNotNice their violent and immoral actions]] over the course of the series, at least proving the "brute" part accurate.

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* On ''{{Series/Rome}}'', both Lucius Vorenus (Kevin [=McKidd=]) (Creator/KevinMcKidd) and Titus Pullo (Ray Stevenson) (Creator/RayStevenson) repeatedly refer to themselves as "ugly brutes," despite both being quite hunky (and even having some beauty qualities unlikely for the period, like good teeth). Semi-subverted in that they both grapple with feelings of guilt and self-loathing over [[GoodIsNotNice their violent and immoral actions]] over the course of the series, at least proving the "brute" part accurate.
8th Jun '17 2:00:10 PM Morgenthaler
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* Parodied on the Adult Swim show ''Series/{{NTSFSDSUV}}''. Jessie, the head lab tech, is called ugly by everyone else on the show. Jessie is played by Rebecca Romijn wearing a lab coat and glasses (the latter not worn in this photo). A later episode reveals that the other lab techs are similarly viewed as unattractive and are all played by male models.

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* Parodied on the Adult Swim show ''Series/{{NTSFSDSUV}}''. Jessie, the head lab tech, is called ugly by everyone else on the show. Jessie is played by Rebecca Romijn wearing a lab coat and glasses (the latter not worn in this photo).glasses. A later episode reveals that the other lab techs are similarly viewed as unattractive and are all played by male models.
8th Jun '17 1:59:39 PM Morgenthaler
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* Parodied on the Adult Swim show ''Series/{{NTSFSDSUV}}''. Jessie, the head lab tech, is called ugly by everyone else on the show. Jessie is played by [[http://poptimal.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/RebeccaRomijn-300x225.jpg Rebecca Romijn wearing a lab coat and glasses (the latter not worn in this photo)]]. A later episode reveals that the other lab techs are similarly viewed as unattractive and are all played by male models.

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* Parodied on the Adult Swim show ''Series/{{NTSFSDSUV}}''. Jessie, the head lab tech, is called ugly by everyone else on the show. Jessie is played by [[http://poptimal.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/RebeccaRomijn-300x225.jpg Rebecca Romijn wearing a lab coat and glasses (the latter not worn in this photo)]].photo). A later episode reveals that the other lab techs are similarly viewed as unattractive and are all played by male models.
7th Jun '17 6:24:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* Parodied on the Adult Swim show ''NTSF:SD:SUV::''. Jessie, the head lab tech, is called ugly by everyone else on the show. Jessie is played by [[http://poptimal.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/RebeccaRomijn-300x225.jpg Rebecca Romijn wearing a lab coat and glasses (the latter not worn in this photo)]]. A later episode reveals that the other lab techs are similarly viewed as unattractive and are all played by male models.

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* Parodied on the Adult Swim show ''NTSF:SD:SUV::''.''Series/{{NTSFSDSUV}}''. Jessie, the head lab tech, is called ugly by everyone else on the show. Jessie is played by [[http://poptimal.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/RebeccaRomijn-300x225.jpg Rebecca Romijn wearing a lab coat and glasses (the latter not worn in this photo)]]. A later episode reveals that the other lab techs are similarly viewed as unattractive and are all played by male models.
5th Jun '17 6:05:07 PM merotoker
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* In a Dannon Oikos greek yoghurt ad, two ladies are discussing how eating it turns the next man you see into John Stamos. The man who comes in next is treated as if he's an unattractive slob but is actually an above average looking guy with a sunburn. The comments on the YouTube posting of the advert verify this with many girls saying they thought the first guy was hot and some preferring him over John Stamos.
* [=SlimQuick=] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHYu5nXDBV8 commercials]], which advertise drinks to women. The commercial starts off with an overweight couple, and as the woman talks about all they've been doing to lose weight, the man gets skinnier while the woman gets frustrated. The commercial ends showing the woman how skinny she would look if she tried the drink. But due to GenericCuteness, both the [[BigBeautifulMan man]] and [[BigBeautifulWoman woman]] were already attractive before they both lost weight, whereas after they just look generically good looking.

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* In a Dannon Oikos greek yoghurt ad, two ladies are discussing how eating it turns the next man you see into John Stamos. The man who comes in next is treated as if he's an unattractive slob but is actually an above average looking guy with a sunburn. The comments on the YouTube Website/YouTube posting of the advert verify this with many girls saying they thought the first guy was hot and some preferring him over John Stamos.
* [=SlimQuick=] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHYu5nXDBV8 commercials]], commercials, which advertise drinks to women. The commercial starts off with an overweight couple, and as the woman talks about all they've been doing to lose weight, the man gets skinnier while the woman gets frustrated. The commercial ends showing the woman how skinny she would look if she tried the drink. But due to GenericCuteness, both the [[BigBeautifulMan man]] and [[BigBeautifulWoman woman]] were already attractive before they both lost weight, whereas after they just look generically good looking.



* ''Manga/{{Gokusen}}'' Quite a few characters like to point out how "plain" TheProtagonist is. This also comes into play in the drama, but here she is played by [[http://wallpaperzoo.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Yukie-Nakama-Sexy-Wallpaper.jpg Yukie Nakama]]

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* ''Manga/{{Gokusen}}'' ''Manga/{{Gokusen}}'': Quite a few characters like to point out how "plain" TheProtagonist is. This also comes into play in the drama, but here she is played by [[http://wallpaperzoo.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Yukie-Nakama-Sexy-Wallpaper.jpg Yukie Nakama]]



* Sakie Sato in ''Manga/InterviewsWithMonsterGirls'' {{invoke|dtrope}}s this trope, because she's a [[HornyDevil succubus]] but is [[ReluctantMonster unwilling to seduce anyone]], so she tries to make herself less attractive by wearing a track jacket and pants, and gives herself an unflattering hairdo. Even all that doesn't stop others from considering her to be pretty.

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* Sakie Sato in ''Manga/InterviewsWithMonsterGirls'' {{invoke|dtrope}}s this trope, because she's a [[HornyDevil [[HornyDevils succubus]] but is [[ReluctantMonster unwilling to seduce anyone]], so she tries to make herself less attractive by wearing a track jacket and pants, and gives herself an unflattering hairdo. Even all that doesn't stop others from considering her to be pretty.



* ''Anime/{{Monster}}'' Lotte, who is no uglier than Eva or Nina, is deemed so unattractive that guys will dance with her on a dare only.
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': Akane Tendo is considered a knock-out by every single boy in her school except one; her erstwhile fiance who calls her 'uncute'. It's implied this is because of her temper instead of her appearance; [[{{tsundere}} when she's sweet instead of violent]] he has a better opinon of her.

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* ''Anime/{{Monster}}'' ''Anime/{{Monster}}'': Lotte, who is no uglier than Eva or Nina, is deemed so unattractive that guys will dance with her on a dare only.
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': Akane Tendo is considered a knock-out by every single boy in her school except one; her erstwhile fiance who calls her 'uncute'. It's implied this is because of her temper instead of her appearance; [[{{tsundere}} when she's sweet instead of violent]] he has a better opinon opinion of her.



* Uozumi and Akagi of ''Manga/SlamDunk'' who are described as "gorillas" because they are extremely built. This means they fit a different standard of beauty then the local {{bishonen}}. Yay for ValuesDissonance!

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* Uozumi and Akagi of ''Manga/SlamDunk'' who are described as "gorillas" because they are extremely built. This means they fit a different standard of beauty then the local {{bishonen}}.{{Bishonen}}. Yay for ValuesDissonance!



* In ''Manga/AnatoliaStory'', Yuri is a Japanese teen who gets magically transported to the ancient Hittite Empire. Yuri is, naturally, drawn to look very cute, but most people in the ancient times comment on her being very scrawny and plain, and more than once she is mistaken for a young boy. This is {{Justified}} as a case of DeliberateValuesDissonance: back in such times, feminine beauty was defined by a full and voluptuous body, not the slim builds generally considered more attractive today. Early in the manga, Prince Kail is shown attempting to fatten her up, as he considers that to be more attractive.
* In ''Manga/DeathNote'', WordOfGod says that L was designed to be "ugly." While hardly a conventional {{Bishounen}}, he doesn't look that bad...and has more than his share of fangirls.

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* In ''Manga/AnatoliaStory'', Yuri is a Japanese teen who gets magically transported to the ancient Hittite Empire. Yuri is, naturally, drawn to look very cute, but most people in the ancient times comment on her being very scrawny and plain, and more than once she is mistaken for a young boy. This is {{Justified}} {{justified|Trope}} as a case of DeliberateValuesDissonance: back in such times, feminine beauty was defined by a full and voluptuous body, not the slim builds generally considered more attractive today. Early in the manga, Prince Kail is shown attempting to fatten her up, as he considers that to be more attractive.
* In ''Manga/DeathNote'', WordOfGod says that L was designed to be "ugly." While hardly a conventional {{Bishounen}}, {{Bishonen}}, he doesn't look that bad...and has more than his share of fangirls.



* ''Comicbook/MsMarvel'' A running joke in the books is that she's [[HollywoodPudgy fat]].
* ''ComicBook/TheSandman'' DependingOnTheArtist, several of the female characters either avert or play this straight. There is [[TheFairFolk Nuala's]] true form with the glamor spell that made her look like a blonde princess removed, who looks genuinely scraggly and underfed, [[ProgressivelyPrettier though subsequent artists usually make her more cute and childlike]]. The interesting thing is that despite this, she comes to prefer her true form (probably because Dream prefers it, and [[spoiler:it's implied she's in love with him]]). Thessaly usually looks genuinely plain, as even without her NerdGlasses she has a very odd-shaped face. Then there's [[{{Gonk}} Despair]]. Thessaly's spin-off comics make her look adorable.
* ''ComicBook/{{Wanted}}'' In the graphic novel, Wesley Gibson's girlfriend is repeatedly described as fat, and implied to be fairly unattractive, though she is not drawn this way at all. Seeing that she's knowingly cheating on him, [[UnreliableNarrator this might be his way of expressing his anger with her]].

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* ''Comicbook/MsMarvel'' ''Comicbook/MsMarvel'': A running joke in the books is that she's [[HollywoodPudgy fat]].
* ''ComicBook/TheSandman'' ''ComicBook/TheSandman'': DependingOnTheArtist, several of the female characters either avert or play this straight. There is [[TheFairFolk Nuala's]] true form with the glamor spell that made her look like a blonde princess removed, who looks genuinely scraggly and underfed, [[ProgressivelyPrettier though subsequent artists usually make her more cute and childlike]]. The interesting thing is that despite this, she comes to prefer her true form (probably because Dream prefers it, and [[spoiler:it's implied she's in love with him]]). Thessaly usually looks genuinely plain, as even without her NerdGlasses she has a very odd-shaped face. Then there's [[{{Gonk}} Despair]]. Thessaly's spin-off comics make her look adorable.
* ''ComicBook/{{Wanted}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Wanted}}'': In the graphic novel, Wesley Gibson's girlfriend is repeatedly described as fat, and implied to be fairly unattractive, though she is not drawn this way at all. Seeing that she's knowingly cheating on him, [[UnreliableNarrator this might be his way of expressing his anger with her]].



* Dr. Ella Whitby, ComicBook/{{Deadpool}}'s one-time prison psychiatrist. She's referred to by several characters as fat and/or ugly (including Deadpool, who at one point had a crush on Creator/BeaArthur, but finds Dr. Whitby revolting). In actuality, she's fairly pretty and barely 20 lbs. heavier than anyone else. Also, another patient, the ComicBook/{{Foolkiller}}, is actually madly attracted to her but his feelings go unreciprocated. [[spoiler: She may have been predetermined by the writers to be an [[AcceptableHardLuckTargets Acceptable Hard Luck Target]], since she turns out to be AxCrazy, ComicBook/HarleyQuinn style.]]

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* Dr. Ella Whitby, ComicBook/{{Deadpool}}'s one-time prison psychiatrist. She's referred to by several characters as fat and/or ugly (including Deadpool, who at one point had a crush on Creator/BeaArthur, but finds Dr. Whitby revolting). In actuality, she's fairly pretty and barely 20 lbs. heavier than anyone else. Also, another patient, the ComicBook/{{Foolkiller}}, is actually madly attracted to her but his feelings go unreciprocated. [[spoiler: She may have been predetermined by the writers to be an [[AcceptableHardLuckTargets Acceptable {{Acceptable Hard Luck Target]], Target|s}}, since she turns out to be AxCrazy, ComicBook/HarleyQuinn style.]]



* ''{{Literature/Carrie}}'''s first two adaptations manage to skirt around this with the titular character; in the original Sissy Spacek's character is said that she would look nicer if she made an effort, as demonstrated at the prom. And the 2002 remake has Angela Bettis go down the BeautyInversion route to be believable as an outcast. But the [[{{Film/Carrie2013}} 2013 version]] casts the beautiful Chloe Moretz as Carrie. Even if her hair is messed up, it's still fashionably layered with perfect highlights. She does at least work hard to make Carrie's attitude believable for a socially awkward girl.

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* ''{{Literature/Carrie}}'''s first two adaptations manage to skirt around this with the titular character; in [[Film/Carrie1976 the original Sissy Spacek's original]] Creator/SissySpacek's character is said that she would look nicer if she made an effort, as demonstrated at the prom. And [[Film/Carrie2002 the 2002 remake remake]] has Angela Bettis go down the BeautyInversion route to be believable as an outcast. But the [[{{Film/Carrie2013}} 2013 version]] casts the beautiful Chloe Moretz Creator/ChloeMoretz as Carrie. Even if her hair is messed up, it's still fashionably layered with perfect highlights. She does at least work hard to make Carrie's attitude believable for a socially awkward girl.



* ''Film/HarryPotter'': Hermione Granger is a source of debate amongst fans. She is described as plain in the books with bushy brown hair and large front teeth. The films have Emma Watson, who starts out cute and, as she ages, becomes positively stunning in the role. In-universe the books are in Harry's perspective, and he [[LikeBrotherAndSister simply doesn't see Hermione like that]]; the only one who outright says she's ugly is AlphaBitch Pansy Parkinson. (Parkinson herself is described as having a "face like a [[http://www.pugdogpage.com/wp-content/uploads/Pug_Dog2.jpg pug]]" in the book, but is played by a fairly cute actress, who simply has a turned-up nose.) Harry himself says otherwise in later books. It's worth noting that from age 14, Hermione started to attract admirers in Viktor Krum, Cormac [=McLaggen=] and of course [[OfficialCouple Ron Weasley]]. The only time in the movies she was said to not be pretty was when she was referred to as a "homely but ambitious girl" in ''[[Film/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire The Goblet of Fire]]'' film, and that was in an article published by [[MaliciousSlander Rita Skeeter]].

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* ''Film/HarryPotter'': Hermione Granger is a source of debate amongst fans. She is described as plain in the books with bushy brown hair and large front teeth. The films have Emma Watson, Creator/EmmaWatson, who starts out cute and, as she ages, becomes positively stunning in the role. In-universe the books are in Harry's perspective, and he [[LikeBrotherAndSister simply doesn't see Hermione like that]]; the only one who outright says she's ugly is AlphaBitch Pansy Parkinson. (Parkinson herself is described as having a "face like a [[http://www.pugdogpage.com/wp-content/uploads/Pug_Dog2.jpg pug]]" in the book, but is played by a fairly cute actress, who simply has a turned-up nose.) Harry himself says otherwise in later books. It's worth noting that from age 14, Hermione started to attract admirers in Viktor Krum, Cormac [=McLaggen=] and of course [[OfficialCouple Ron Weasley]]. The only time in the movies she was said to not be pretty was when she was referred to as a "homely but ambitious girl" in ''[[Film/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire The Goblet of Fire]]'' film, and that was in an article published by [[MaliciousSlander Rita Skeeter]].



* Film adaptations of ''Literature/JaneEyre'' are frequent victims of this trope. Jane is portrayed in the novel as being plain (hence the trope PlainJane). However actresses who have played her on screen include: [[http://www.windowphobe.com/shrine/iw40vb04.jpg Virginia Bruce]], [[http://www.starscolor.com/images/joan-fontaine-04.jpg Joan Fontaine]], [[http://www.celebritiesfans.com/pictures/susannah_york.jpg Susanna York]], [[http://cdn3.pitchfork.com/news/43652/399a5835.jpg Charlotte Gainsbourg]] and [[http://wallpapersboom.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/3456_mia_wasikowska.jpg Mia Wasikowska]].

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* Film adaptations of ''Literature/JaneEyre'' are frequent victims of this trope. Jane is portrayed in the novel as being plain (hence the trope PlainJane). However actresses who have played her on screen include: [[http://www.windowphobe.com/shrine/iw40vb04.jpg Virginia Bruce]], [[http://www.starscolor.com/images/joan-fontaine-04.[[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/f4/44/27/f44427578dee92357b1b7d9d708c1f94.jpg Joan Fontaine]], [[http://www.celebritiesfans.com/pictures/susannah_york.jpg Susanna York]], [[http://cdn3.pitchfork.com/news/43652/399a5835.jpg Charlotte Gainsbourg]] and [[http://wallpapersboom.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/3456_mia_wasikowska.jpg Mia Wasikowska]].



* In the film ''Film/{{Sleepover}}'', the lead female runs into a "ticket girl" who couldn't go into the prom because she has never been able to get a date. The actress playing the ticket girl? Creator/SummerGlau.

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* In the film ''Film/{{Sleepover}}'', the lead female runs into a "ticket girl" who couldn't go into the prom because she has never been able to get a date. The actress playing the ticket girl? Creator/SummerGlau.



* ''Film/TheHelp'': A plot point in both the book and the movie is the plainness of Skeeter. However, in the film version, Skeeter is played by the lovely EmmaStone. Most viewers find it difficult to believe that a character as beautiful as that would have trouble attracting men, even if the filmmakers tried to make her "ugly" by giving her "frizzy" hair.

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* ''Film/TheHelp'': A plot point in both the book and the movie is the plainness of Skeeter. However, in the film version, Skeeter is played by the lovely EmmaStone.Creator/EmmaStone. Most viewers find it difficult to believe that a character as beautiful as that would have trouble attracting men, even if the filmmakers tried to make her "ugly" by giving her "frizzy" hair.



* In ''Film/SinCity'', Marv states that [[FaceOfAThug he's so intimidating]] that he could never even hire a prostitute. Mickey Rourke wears prosthetics to exaggerate his facial features and match the comics, but the result does not say "ugly." With his lantern jaw and large nose, he looks more like an extremely weathered superhero.
* All the characters in ''Film/TheHouseBunny'' Shelly meets at the sorority qualify, most notably Natalie who is explicitly said to be a virgin and undesirable even by the standards of the Betas and implied that no guy would ever be interested in her...despite the fact that she's played by EmmaStone, and her plainness is really nothing more than glasses, a ponytail and tending toward bland clothing.

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* In ''Film/SinCity'', Marv states that [[FaceOfAThug he's so intimidating]] that he could never even hire a prostitute. Mickey Rourke Creator/MickeyRourke wears prosthetics to exaggerate his facial features and match the comics, but the result does not say "ugly." With his lantern jaw and large nose, he looks more like an extremely weathered superhero.
* All the characters in ''Film/TheHouseBunny'' Shelly meets at the sorority qualify, most notably Natalie who is explicitly said to be a virgin and undesirable even by the standards of the Betas and implied that no guy would ever be interested in her...despite the fact that she's played by EmmaStone, Creator/EmmaStone, and her plainness is really nothing more than glasses, a ponytail and tending toward bland clothing.



* Who did they get to play Kevin James' PlainJane best friend in ''The Zookeeper''? Creator/RosarioDawson!

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* Who did they get to play Kevin James' Creator/KevinJames' PlainJane best friend in ''The Zookeeper''? ''Film/{{Zookeeper}}''? Creator/RosarioDawson!






* ''Series/ThirtyRock'': Liz Lemon is seen as unattractive and gross by most of the other characters on the show. This is despite being played by Tina Fey who is far from ugly in real life.
* ''Series/ThirtyRock'': In the season 2 episode Somebody to Love, Edie Falco explains that six reconstructive surgeries made her much better-looking than she used to be, and Alec Baldwin gets a slap for saying she did make love like an ugly girl. In the Lifetime movie about the Falco character, the ugly version is played by Hollywood homely Kristen Wiig.

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* ''Series/ThirtyRock'': ''Series/ThirtyRock'':
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Liz Lemon is seen as unattractive and gross by most of the other characters on the show. This is despite being played by Tina Fey Creator/TinaFey who is far from ugly in real life.
* ''Series/ThirtyRock'':
life. She's not as much portrayed as unattractive as she is unappealing and undateable. It's suggested she is a woman whose life is out of order, wears inappropriate clothing, eats horribly, works too much and doesn't get enough sleep. The people who call her ugly are Jenna (who is crazy and jealous), Jack (who usually just points out her horrible choices) and Jack's associates (who have extremely high standards and are rich person mean). This portrayal could instead be the result of {{Unreliable Expositor}}s, given that she surrounds herself with horribly vain, manipulative people, and is ordinary only in comparison.
** This is {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in the episode "Cleveland". Liz goes to Ohio and is offered a modeling contract and is complimented by people on the street.
--->'''Jenna''': We're all models west of the Allegheny.
** Also justified in-universe in a scene where Liz walks in front of a high-definition camera and the monitor shows her as a horrifically ugly woman.
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In the season 2 episode Somebody "Somebody to Love, Love", Edie Falco explains that six reconstructive surgeries made her much better-looking than she used to be, and Alec Baldwin gets a slap for saying she did make love like an ugly girl. In the Lifetime movie about the Falco character, the ugly version is played by Hollywood homely Kristen Wiig.



* ''Series/TheNightOf'': In the third episode, a shelter guy says people just like purebreds/pretty cats, and the cat that's getting locked up is refferred to as an " ugly cat." That cat was cute as hell.



** Willow Rosenberg, played by the very attractive AlysonHannigan, is in the same boat. In the original, never aired pilot, Willow was played by Riff Regan, who ''is'' more plain. This is also part ExecutiveMeddling, who requested that Willow be "more hip, like Buffy".

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** Willow Rosenberg, played by the very attractive AlysonHannigan, Creator/AlysonHannigan, is in the same boat. In the original, never aired pilot, Willow was played by Riff Regan, who ''is'' more plain. This is also part ExecutiveMeddling, who requested that Willow be "more hip, like Buffy".



* ''Series/{{Community}}'': Annie Edison (Creator/AlisonBrie) ended up as this for the first couple of episodes. The original conception of her character was ''much'' different prior to her being cast, and there were still artifacts of that in the early scripts, with some male characters treating Annie as something of an AbhorrentAdmirer and getting the tacit agreement of even the more sympathetic characters. By the end of Season 1, pretty much everyone has caught on to the fact that she looks like a real-life Disney princess, and her lack of romantic success is attributed instead to her relative youth and naivete compared to the guys she tends to fall for.
** Season 2 attempts, belatedly, to {{Justify}} the earlier use of this trope, with Annie explaining that post-rehab she has lost a lot of weight, has better skin, and has dropped a lot of less-appealing character tics. This does explain why Troy initially fails to recognise her despite them having attended school together for years (and why he might be less than thrilled that she had a crush on him), though it's still a mystery why the rest of the study group (who'd only just met her and had no idea what she looked like before) also found her unattractive to begin with.

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* ''Series/{{Community}}'': Annie Edison (Creator/AlisonBrie) ended up as this for the first couple of episodes. The original conception of her character was ''much'' different prior to her being cast, and there were still artifacts of that in the early scripts, with some male characters treating Annie as something of an AbhorrentAdmirer and getting the tacit agreement of even the more sympathetic characters. By the end of Season 1, pretty much everyone has caught on to the fact that she looks like a real-life Disney princess, and her lack of romantic success is attributed instead to her relative youth and naivete compared to the guys she tends to fall for.
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for. Season 2 attempts, belatedly, to {{Justify}} {{justif|iedTrope}}y the earlier use of this trope, with Annie explaining that post-rehab she has lost a lot of weight, has better skin, and has dropped a lot of less-appealing character tics. This does explain why Troy initially fails to recognise her despite them having attended school together for years (and why he might be less than thrilled that she had a crush on him), though it's still a mystery why the rest of the study group (who'd only just met her and had no idea what she looked like before) also found her unattractive to begin with.



** Most, if not all, of the actresses playing "geeky sidekicks" (Creator/EmilyOsment, Ashley Tisdale and [[Series/ThatsSoRaven Anneliese Van Der Pol]], for example) are ''at least'' as attractive and charismatic as the shows' stars, but play awkward or {{Cloudcuckoolander}} characters in nerdy clothes or glasses.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'': The scientist Osgood in "Day of the Doctor" is told by the Zygon taking her form that she's the ugly one, unlike her pretty sister. Osgood is played by an extremely attractive actress with an unflattering hairstyle, nerd glasses and a ''Doctor Who''-fangirl scarf[[note]]Although considering the audience this was meant for, that might have been the intention all along[[/note]]. Possibly {{Justified}} in that the Zygon was going off her own opinion of herself rather than objective reality. (The justification was later confirmed in "Dark Water", where another character says that Osgood is 'so pretty' that and really should have a higher opinion of herself.)

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** Most, if not all, of the actresses playing "geeky sidekicks" (Creator/EmilyOsment, Ashley Tisdale Music/AshleyTisdale and [[Series/ThatsSoRaven Anneliese Van Der Pol]], for example) are ''at least'' as attractive and charismatic as the shows' stars, but play awkward or {{Cloudcuckoolander}} characters in nerdy clothes or glasses.
** Creator/DebbyRyan seems to play these a lot. Despite being as attractive as any other Disney channel star, her character's looks are constantly derided, such as in ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOnDeck'', ''Series/{{Jessie}}'', and ''Film/RadioRebel''.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'': The scientist Osgood in "Day of the Doctor" is told by the Zygon taking her form that she's the ugly one, unlike her pretty sister. Osgood is played by an extremely attractive actress with an unflattering hairstyle, nerd glasses and a ''Doctor Who''-fangirl scarf[[note]]Although considering the audience this was meant for, that might have been the intention all along[[/note]]. Possibly {{Justified}} {{justified|Trope}} in that the Zygon was going off her own opinion of herself rather than objective reality. (The justification was later confirmed in "Dark Water", where another character says that Osgood is 'so pretty' that and really should have a higher opinion of herself.)



* Dialogue in episode 2 of ''Series/FakingIt'' suggests that Amy is supposed to be plain and unconcerned with her appearance.
* Steve Urkel in ''Series/FamilyMatters''. As proven by the 'Stefan' persona, Jaleel White is by no means unattractive, but give him thick glasses,a funny voice and suspenders and everyone treats him as a repellent geek.

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* ''Series/FakingIt:'' Rita Volk plays Amy, who's faking a lesbian relationship with her best friend Karma, played by Katie Stevens. Everyone in the show (including Amy herself!) immediately pegs her as "the butch one". Characters call her the Creator/{{Ellen|Degeneres}} to Karma's Creator/{{Portia|DeRossi}}, and the principal automatically assumes she'd wear the homecoming crown rather than the tiara. This from an actress who convincingly played a parody of a Creator/JenniferLawrence character in a previous movie. Dialogue in episode 2 of ''Series/FakingIt'' suggests that Amy is supposed to be plain and unconcerned with her appearance.
* ''Series/FamilyMatters''.
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Steve Urkel in ''Series/FamilyMatters''. Urkel: As proven by the 'Stefan' persona, Jaleel White is by no means unattractive, but give him thick glasses,a glasses, a funny voice and suspenders and everyone treats him as a repellent geek.



* BBC adaptation of ''Literature/{{Gormenghast}}'': Steerpike was described by Fuchsia as "so ugly", despite the fact that he is played by Creator/JonathanRhysMeyers, who is mostly famous for playing MrFanservice roles. They would've been better off not mentioning the character's looks at all, as it only drew attention to this fact.
* The Ugly Stepsisters in the Cinderella-inspired episode of ''Series/{{Grimm}}''. The older one would be prettier if she smiled, true, but the younger one is very pretty indeed.



* ''Series/HorribleHistories'': Inverted with their portrayal of Elizabeth I, where they use make-up to make the actress look quite ugly.



* ''Series/ILoveLucy'': Ethel was the source of constant fat jokes, despite being about the same build as Lucy. To compensate for this, the producers had her wear clothes that were several sizes too small. This was intentional on the part of Vivian Vance. She reasoned that if Fred threw fat jokes at Ethel, and she were actually fat, people would feel bad for her; if she was called fat while actually slender, the hypocrisy and dissonance would make it funny. The UrbanLegend that she was contractually obligated to gain 20 pounds is untrue.
* ''Series/ICarly'' TheChewToy Lewbert is played [[http://img.likecinema.net/images/movie/player/Jeremy_Rowley_1279986142.jpg by this guy]]. In the show itself they mention that Lewbert used to be a male model, until a psycho ex-girlfriend caused him enough grief to make a [[http://www.icarly.com/assets/1/image/2009/04/30/import_000012.jpg giant wart]] grow on his face, and at that point, he seemed to throw in the towel on hygiene.

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* ''Series/ILoveLucy'': Ethel was the source of constant fat jokes, despite being about the same build as Lucy. To compensate for this, the producers had her wear clothes that were several sizes too small. This was intentional on the part of Vivian Vance. She reasoned that if Fred threw fat jokes at Ethel, and she were actually fat, people would feel bad for her; if she was called fat while actually slender, the hypocrisy and dissonance would make it funny. The UrbanLegend {{Urban Legend|s}} that she was contractually obligated to gain 20 pounds is untrue.
* ''Series/ICarly'' ''Series/ICarly'': TheChewToy Lewbert is played [[http://img.likecinema.net/images/movie/player/Jeremy_Rowley_1279986142.jpg by this guy]]. In the show itself they mention that Lewbert used to be a male model, until a psycho ex-girlfriend caused him enough grief to make a [[http://www.icarly.com/assets/1/image/2009/04/30/import_000012.jpg giant wart]] grow on his face, and at that point, he seemed to throw in the towel on hygiene.



* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gui_Gui Gui Gui]] plays Huang Yueying in a parody of the ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'' called ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K.O.3an_Guo K. O. 3an Guo]]''. She is certainly far more attractive than her character is supposed to be in legend.



* ''Series/TheManyLovesOfDobieGillis'': Zelda Gilroy said there's nothing to love about her appearance. Really, the only problem was she wasn't as super-model hot as the other gals Dobie would chase.



* ''Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow'': PlayingWithATrope with Rhoda. Because she's not the star she can't outstine the star but in the Season 3 episode "Rhoda the Beautiful" Rhoda got her own show. She was given a supposedly less attractive sister to make sure everyone knew that now that she was the star she was now officially pretty.

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* ''Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow'': PlayingWithATrope with Rhoda. Because she's not the star she can't outstine outshine the star but in the Season 3 episode "Rhoda the Beautiful" Rhoda got her own show. She was given a supposedly less attractive sister to make sure everyone knew that now that she was the star she was now officially pretty.



* ''Series/{{Merlin}}'': In the first season, Guinevere is a very plain servant girl; this is achieved by "plaining down" the lovely Angel Coulby. Starting with season 2, Gwen gets nicer outfits and less effort is made to hide the actress's natural beauty.

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* ''Series/{{Merlin}}'': ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'': In the first season, Guinevere is a very plain servant girl; this is achieved by "plaining down" the lovely Angel Coulby. Starting with season 2, Gwen gets nicer outfits and less effort is made to hide the actress's natural beauty.beauty.
* Inverted in ''Series/TheMindyProject''. Mindy is a bit on the heavy side, but she makes a point of dressing well. She is viewed by other characters (and herself) as being fairly attractive.



* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'': In a 6th season episode, a young and hot woman's attraction to [[AFatherToHisMen Gibbs]] is portrayed as odd. Gibbs is played by [[GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave Mark Harmon]] who is one of the few people named EW's Sexiest Man of the Year ''twice''. Perhaps their confusion stems from his irascible personality, though he can be charming when needed.

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* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'': In a 6th season episode, a young and hot woman's attraction to [[AFatherToHisMen Gibbs]] is portrayed as odd. Gibbs is played by [[GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave Mark Harmon]] Creator/MarkHarmon who is one of the few people named EW's Sexiest Man of the Year ''twice''. Perhaps their confusion stems from his irascible personality, though he can be charming when needed.



* ''Series/TheNightOf'': In the third episode, a shelter guy says people just like purebreds/pretty cats, and the cat that's getting locked up is refferred to as an " ugly cat." That cat was cute as hell.



* ''Series/PicketFences'': Kenny can't seem to appreciate Maxine's physical beauty because she's a fat tomboy with a weird face, so he has to learn to love her [[http://s.sfwgifs.com/img/upld/boys-dream.gif personality]].



* ''Series/{{Revenge}}'' keeps trying to pass Nolan off as someone who has trouble getting laid. Even if he wasn't played by a model, he would still be rich. Having trouble forming relationships, that's understandable, but getting laid?
* On ''{{Series/Rome}}'', both Lucius Vorenus (Kevin [=McKidd=]) and Titus Pullo (Ray Stevenson) repeatedly refer to themselves as "ugly brutes," despite both being quite hunky (and even having some beauty qualities unlikely for the period, like good teeth). Semi-subverted in that they both grapple with feelings of guilt and self-loathing over [[GoodIsNotNice their violent and immoral actions]] over the course of the series, at least proving the "brute" part accurate.



* ''Series/{{Skins}}'': The cast constantly say Sketch is ugly. She doesn't get all dolled up like most of the other girls on the show, but she is definitely pretty.
* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'': Lampshaded when [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Clark]] thinks of himself as plain but as the high school reunion and even his friends (such as Pete) have mentioned, he is quite handsome. He's played by a former underwear model.



* ''Series/ThirtyRock'': Liz Lemon (Creator/TinaFey).
** This is {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in the episode "Cleveland". Liz goes to Ohio and is offered a modeling contract and is complimented by people on the street.
-->'''Jenna''': We're all models west of the Allegheny.
** Also justified in-universe in a scene where Liz walks in front of a high-definition camera and the monitor shows her as a horrifically ugly woman.
** She's not as much portrayed as unattractive as she is unappealing and undateable. It's suggested she is a woman whose life is out of order, wears inappropriate clothing, eats horribly, works too much and doesn't get enough sleep. The people who call her ugly are Jenna (who is crazy and jealous), Jack (who usually just points out her horrible choices) and Jack's associates (who have extremely high standards and are rich person mean). This portrayal could instead be the result of {{Unreliable Expositor}}s, given that she surrounds herself with horribly vain, manipulative people, and is ordinary only in comparison.



* ''Vieja yo?'': The Venezuelan soap played with this. Margot, is a HouseWife just turned 50 who has tried to be an actress for years, and thanks to her skills she ends fronting for an old man to discover who are the really truthful people in his company. Everybody keeps calling "old hag" (even her very unfaithful husband and her three kids), and everybody around treats her like she was truly an hideous old prune. Of course, she is interpreted by [[http://www.notas.com/html/html/Vieja%20yo%203%20MIMI%20LAZO%20Y%20ADRIAN%20DELGADO%204.JPG Mimi Lazo]], who is the Venezuelan poster lady for GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave, and all the calling out is put in the mouth of people who are either envious of her luck and/or looks, or far older and uglier -- people who has other reasons to dislike her and just use the "old hag" card to hurt her. Unluckily, her younger LoveInterest fell into the InformedAttractiveness, as he gained weight during the soap and put in clothing too formal for the poor man in an intent to become more visually suitable for the heroine, but still referred as the second hottest men in the setting.

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* ''Series/{{Victorious}}'':
** When Trina offers to kiss a kid who previously came on to the other three main female characterrs he's grossed out. She's played by the far from unattractive [[http://www.imdb.com/media/rm4117871104/nm1508859 Daniella Monet]].
** In the episode "Wifi In The Sky" Beck and Andre are horrified at getting a close-up shot of her behind as she leaves her seat. Several male viewers would be gratified if they were in their place.
* ''Vieja yo?'': The Venezuelan soap played with this. Margot, is a HouseWife just turned 50 who has tried to be an actress for years, and thanks to her skills she ends fronting for an old man to discover who are the really truthful people in his company. Everybody keeps calling "old hag" (even her very unfaithful husband and her three kids), and everybody around treats her like she was truly an hideous old prune. Of course, she is interpreted by [[http://www.notas.com/html/html/Vieja%20yo%203%20MIMI%20LAZO%20Y%20ADRIAN%20DELGADO%204.JPG Mimi Lazo]], who is the Venezuelan poster lady for GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave, and all the calling out is put in the mouth of people who are either envious of her luck and/or looks, or far older and uglier -- people who has other reasons to dislike her and just use the "old hag" card to hurt her. Unluckily, her younger LoveInterest {{Love Interest|s}} fell into the InformedAttractiveness, as he gained weight during the soap and put in clothing too formal for the poor man in an intent to become more visually suitable for the heroine, but still referred as the second hottest men in the setting.



* ''Series/PicketFences'': Kenny can't seem to appreciate Maxine's physical beauty because she's a fat tomboy with a weird face, so he has to learn to love her [[http://s.sfwgifs.com/img/upld/boys-dream.gif personality]].
* ''Series/TheManyLovesOfDobieGillis'': Zelda Gilroy said there's nothing to love about her appearance. Really, the only problem was she wasn't as super-model hot as the other gals Dobie would chase.
* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'': Lampshaded when [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Clark]] thinks of himself as plain but as the high school reunion and even his friends (such as Pete) have mentioned, he is quite handsome. He's played by a former underwear model.
* ''Series/{{Skins}}'': The cast constantly say Sketch is ugly. She doesn't get all dolled up like most of the other girls on the show, but she is definitely pretty.
* ''Series/{{Victorious}}'':
** When Trina offers to kiss a kid who previously came on to the other three main female characterrs he's grossed out. She's played by the far from unattractive [[http://www.imdb.com/media/rm4117871104/nm1508859 Daniella Monet]].
** in the episode "Wifi In The Sky" Beck and Andre are horrified at getting a close-up shot of her behind as she leaves her seat. Several male viewers would be gratified if they were in their place.
* ''Series/HorribleHistories'': Inverted with their portrayal of Elizabeth I, where they use make-up to make the actress look quite ugly.
* ''Series/{{Revenge}}'' keeps trying to pass Nolan off as someone who has trouble getting laid. Even if he wasn't played by a model, he would still be rich. Having trouble forming relationships, that's understandable, but getting laid?
* The Ugly Stepsisters in the Cinderella-inspired episode of ''Series/{{Grimm}}''. The older one would be prettier if she smiled, true, but the younger one is very pretty indeed.
* Creator/DebbyRyan seems to play these a lot. Despite being as attractive as any other Disney channel star, her character's looks are constantly derided, such as in ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOnDeck'', ''Series/{{Jessie}}'', and ''Film/RadioRebel''.
* BBC adaptation of ''Literature/{{Gormenghast}}'': Steerpike was described by Fuchsia as "so ugly", despite the fact that he is played by Creator/JonathanRhysMeyers, who is mostly famous for playing MrFanservice roles. They would've been better off not mentioning the character's looks at all, as it only drew attention to this fact.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gui_Gui Gui Gui]] plays Huang Yueying in a parody of the RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K.O.3an_Guo K. O. 3an Guo]]. She is certainly far more attractive than her character is supposed to be in legend.
* ''Series/FakingIt:'' Rita Volk plays Amy, who's faking a lesbian relationship with her best friend Karma, played by Katie Stevens. Everyone in the show (including Amy herself!) immediately pegs her as "the butch one". Characters call her the [[Creator/EllenDegeneres Ellen]] to Karma's [[Creator/PortiaDeRossi Portia]], and the principal automatically assumes she'd wear the homecoming crown rather than the tiara. This from an actress who convincingly played a parody of a Creator/JenniferLawrence character in a previous movie.
* Inverted in ''Series/TheMindyProject''. Mindy is a bit on the heavy side, but she makes a point of dressing well. She is viewed by other characters (and herself) as being fairly attractive.
* On ''{{Series/Rome}}'', both Lucius Vorenus (Kevin [=McKidd=]) and Titus Pullo (Ray Stevenson) repeatedly refer to themselves as "ugly brutes," despite both being quite hunky (and even having some beauty qualities unlikely for the period, like good teeth). Semi-subverted in that they both grapple with feelings of guilt and self-loathing over [[GoodIsNotNice their violent and immoral actions]] over the course of the series, at least proving the "brute" part accurate.






* Wrestling/{{Madusa}} in Wrestling/{{WCW}}. She had long been teased by {{heel}} wrestlers as "ugly" buy was still presented as attractive for her whole career, up until WCW, [[BrawnHilda where looking ugly compared to non wrestlers became her gimmick]]. And though [[VindicatedByHistory everyone remembers her cruiserweight title run]], she spent most of her time in WCW as a ''valet''.

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* Wrestling/{{Madusa}} in Wrestling/{{WCW}}. She had long been teased by {{heel}} wrestlers as "ugly" buy was still presented as attractive for her whole career, up until WCW, [[BrawnHilda where looking ugly compared to non wrestlers became her gimmick]]. And though [[VindicatedByHistory [[YouGoGirl everyone remembers her cruiserweight title run]], she spent most of her time in WCW as a ''valet''.



* ''Passion'' When the StephenSondheim musical was in previews, the director James Lapine had great trouble settling on a make-up look for the character Fosca. Fosca is ''supposed'' to be ugly -- that's the entire point of her character -- but whenever they used prosthetics to make the actress Donna Murphy look genuinely ugly, the audience lost all sympathy for the character. They ended up making Murphy up in pale "no make-up" make-up, giving her a mole, and dressing her in unflattering clothes; that was as much ugliness as the audience could take. Lest tropers unfamiliar with the work think poorly of those audiences, the character of Fosca isn't beautiful on the inside, either--she has deep psychological scars from a disastrous first marriage, and spends most of the show pursuing a man who has clearly and calmly indicated that 1. He's not interested and 2. He's already in a relationship (with a married woman but still...). [[spoiler:When he finally reciprocates at the end, it's not clear if he has learned to love her or if she has simply broken him]].

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* ''Passion'' ''Theatre/{{Passion}}'': When the StephenSondheim Creator/StephenSondheim musical was in previews, the director James Lapine had great trouble settling on a make-up look for the character Fosca. Fosca is ''supposed'' to be ugly -- that's the entire point of her character -- but whenever they used prosthetics to make the actress Donna Murphy look genuinely ugly, the audience lost all sympathy for the character. They ended up making Murphy up in pale "no make-up" make-up, giving her a mole, and dressing her in unflattering clothes; that was as much ugliness as the audience could take. Lest tropers unfamiliar with the work think poorly of those audiences, the character of Fosca isn't beautiful on the inside, either--she has deep psychological scars from a disastrous first marriage, and spends most of the show pursuing a man who has clearly and calmly indicated that 1. He's not interested and 2. He's already in a relationship (with a married woman but still...). [[spoiler:When he finally reciprocates at the end, it's not clear if he has learned to love her or if she has simply broken him]].him.]]



* In the DatingSim ''Videogame/AlwaysRememberMe'', theprotagonist occasionally remarks how plain and average she is, but there's nothing to indicate that she's any less attractive than the NewOldFlame or the rest of the all-{{bishonen}} cast.

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* In the DatingSim ''Videogame/AlwaysRememberMe'', theprotagonist the protagonist occasionally remarks how plain and average she is, but there's nothing to indicate that she's any less attractive than the NewOldFlame or the rest of the all-{{bishonen}} cast.



** Huang Yueying in the RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms used this as a SecretTestOfCharacter - the rumors of her ugliness were her own invention and used to ensure any man who pursued her was interested in her vast intellect and writings. Her "ugliness" was said to be red-hair and dark skin.

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** Huang Yueying in the RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms ''RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'' used this as a SecretTestOfCharacter - the rumors of her ugliness were her own invention and used to ensure any man who pursued her was interested in her vast intellect and writings. Her "ugliness" was said to be red-hair and dark skin.



* Played for laughs in both ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' games. [=GlaDOS=] [[spoiler:and Wheatley]], amidst taunting her about being an orphan, repeatedly point out that [[http://i1.theportalwiki.net/img/4/40/Chell.png Chell]] is fat, pale, and ugly to try and demoralize her. [[TheVoiceless It]] [[TheDeterminator doesn't]] [[TheStoic work.]]

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* Played for laughs in both ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' games. [=GlaDOS=] [[spoiler:and Wheatley]], amidst taunting her about being an orphan, repeatedly point out that [[http://i1.theportalwiki.net/img/4/40/Chell.png Chell]] is fat, pale, and ugly to try and demoralize her. [[TheVoiceless It]] [[TheDeterminator [[{{Determinator}} doesn't]] [[TheStoic work.]]



* ''Website/GaiaOnline''': Timmy he came down with [[PlotRelevantAgeUp Megapuberty]] and turned into a grown man... Where Gaia users had been expecting another {{Bishounen}}, they instead got a lanky man with a PornStache and messy hair and clothes that fit him better when he was twelve. Based on ''Nicholas Cage''. The fans were screaming "change him back". [[note]] Just as many users were complaining about the [[{{Flanderization}} stupidity]] that began when he grew up, or had simply [[TheScrappy gotten tired of Timmy altogether]]. [[/note]]
* [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick Nostalgia Chick]]

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* ''Website/GaiaOnline''': ''Website/GaiaOnline'': Timmy he came down with [[PlotRelevantAgeUp Megapuberty]] and turned into a grown man... Where Gaia users had been expecting another {{Bishounen}}, {{Bishonen}}, they instead got a lanky man with a PornStache and messy hair and clothes that fit him better when he was twelve. Based on ''Nicholas Cage''. The fans were screaming "change him back". [[note]] Just as many users were complaining about the [[{{Flanderization}} stupidity]] that began when he grew up, or had simply [[TheScrappy gotten tired of Timmy altogether]]. [[/note]]
* [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick Nostalgia Chick]]WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick



** Chester A. Bum is depicted as a dirty, crazy homeless man with old clothes and unkempt hair. But it's still Doug Walker. This is (probably unintentionally) [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by a YouTube user that uploads Bum Reviews whose handle is "hotbumfan".
* Allison Raskin from JustBetweenUs believes herself to be this. She has said she'd be "killing it" in the midwest, but isn't up to Los Angeles standards.

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** Chester A. Bum is depicted as a dirty, crazy homeless man with old clothes and unkempt hair. But it's still Doug Walker. This is (probably unintentionally) [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] {{lampshade|Hanging}}d by a YouTube Website/YouTube user that uploads Bum Reviews whose handle is "hotbumfan".
* Allison Raskin from JustBetweenUs ''WebVideo/JustBetweenUs'' believes herself to be this. She has said she'd be "killing it" in the midwest, but isn't up to Los Angeles standards.



* ''Roleplay/TheGunganCouncil'':Feena's avatar could be viewed as pretty, yet her character in narrative is described as being borderline ugly.
* This article, [[http://www.grated.com/10-of-the-ugliest-celebrities/ 10 of the Ugliest Celebrities]].

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* ''Roleplay/TheGunganCouncil'':Feena's ''Roleplay/TheGunganCouncil'': Feena's avatar could be viewed as pretty, yet her character in narrative is described as being borderline ugly.
* This article, [[http://www.grated.com/10-of-the-ugliest-celebrities/ 10 of the Ugliest Celebrities]].
ugly.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' Timmy frequently describes Tootie as "creepy" (yeah, she follows him around, but in one episode, he had a hard time calling her "lovely" without throwing up), but her "ugliness" only seems to be a matter of unflattering glasses, braces, and a bland outfit; plus the stalking.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'': Timmy frequently describes Tootie as "creepy" (yeah, she follows him around, but in one episode, he had a hard time calling her "lovely" without throwing up), but her "ugliness" only seems to be a matter of unflattering glasses, braces, and a bland outfit; plus the stalking.



** If there's a CutawayGag is about a famous woman, half the time it'll be about how she's an absolute hag[[note]]The other half are about her being a giant bitch[[/note]]. The list of women so insulted includes Helen Hunt, Creator/KirstenDunst, Creator/SarahJessicaParker ("she looks like a foot!"), Laura Linney, Creator/LauraDern, Creator/KateWinslet, Creator/MaggieGyllenhaal, Greta Van Susteren, RachelMaddow, Creator/PenelopeCruz and countless others, most of whom are considered very beautiful. This has the [[UnfortunateImplications unfortunate effect of making the writing staff look like misogynists]].
** Peter's boss, Angela, is also supposedly ugly to the point where Quagmire couldn't stand having to sleep with her and Peter had to disguise himself as another man that was attracted to her to make her feel attractive seeing as no one else thought she was attractive. Truthfully, though, compared to the other characters, she's more average looking than actually ugly.
*** Angela is stated to smell bad, and have aggressive gingivitis that causes her gums to bleed, but neither of these are apparent to the audience.

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** If there's a CutawayGag is about a famous woman, half the time it'll be about how she's an absolute hag[[note]]The other half are about her being a giant bitch[[/note]]. The list of women so insulted includes Helen Hunt, Creator/HelenHunt, Creator/KirstenDunst, Creator/SarahJessicaParker ("she looks like a foot!"), Laura Linney, Creator/LauraDern, Creator/KateWinslet, Creator/MaggieGyllenhaal, Greta Van Susteren, RachelMaddow, Rachel Maddow, Creator/PenelopeCruz and countless others, most of whom are considered very beautiful. This has the [[UnfortunateImplications unfortunate effect of making the writing staff look like misogynists]].
** Peter's boss, Angela, is also supposedly ugly to the point where Quagmire couldn't stand having to sleep with her and Peter had to disguise himself as another man that was attracted to her to make her feel attractive seeing as no one else thought she was attractive. Truthfully, though, compared to the other characters, she's more average looking than actually ugly.
***
ugly. Angela is stated to smell bad, and have aggressive gingivitis that causes her gums to bleed, but neither of these are apparent to the audience.



* ''[[TMNT1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'': Irma. Glasses? Ponytail? Baggy clothes? Check check and check - now everyone will know she's supposed to be the ugly one. Okay, always being around April is hard but was she deserving of this piece?

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* ''[[TMNT1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'': ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'': Irma. Glasses? Ponytail? Baggy clothes? Check check and check - now everyone will know she's supposed to be the ugly one. Okay, always being around April is hard but was she deserving of this piece?
2nd Jun '17 7:54:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/{{Community}}'': Annie Edison (AlisonBrie) ended up as this for the first couple of episodes. The original conception of her character was ''much'' different prior to her being cast, and there were still artifacts of that in the early scripts, with some male characters treating Annie as something of an AbhorrentAdmirer and getting the tacit agreement of even the more sympathetic characters. By the end of Season 1, pretty much everyone has caught on to the fact that she looks like a real-life Disney princess, and her lack of romantic success is attributed instead to her relative youth and naivete compared to the guys she tends to fall for.

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* ''Series/{{Community}}'': Annie Edison (AlisonBrie) (Creator/AlisonBrie) ended up as this for the first couple of episodes. The original conception of her character was ''much'' different prior to her being cast, and there were still artifacts of that in the early scripts, with some male characters treating Annie as something of an AbhorrentAdmirer and getting the tacit agreement of even the more sympathetic characters. By the end of Season 1, pretty much everyone has caught on to the fact that she looks like a real-life Disney princess, and her lack of romantic success is attributed instead to her relative youth and naivete compared to the guys she tends to fall for.
27th May '17 9:50:58 PM Mdumas43073
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[[caption-width-right:321:[[ScreamingAtSquick AAAAAaagh!]] [[ItIsDehumanizing It's]]... ''[[HollywoodHomely hideous]]?'']]

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[[caption-width-right:321:[[ScreamingAtSquick [[caption-width-right:300:[[ScreamingAtSquick AAAAAaagh!]] [[ItIsDehumanizing It's]]... ''[[HollywoodHomely hideous]]?'']]
20th May '17 7:27:57 PM nombretomado
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* ''AVeryPotterMusical'' intentionally uses this for humor. Harry, Dumbledore, and especially Ron, will deliver entire ''monologues'' about the horrid ugliness of Hermione, who is played by a very pretty actress. Draco tries this as well, but the most scathing thing he can come up with is that she's an 8 out of 10 (Maybe an 8.5...No more than a 9.8!)

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* ''AVeryPotterMusical'' ''Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical'' intentionally uses this for humor. Harry, Dumbledore, and especially Ron, will deliver entire ''monologues'' about the horrid ugliness of Hermione, who is played by a very pretty actress. Draco tries this as well, but the most scathing thing he can come up with is that she's an 8 out of 10 (Maybe an 8.5...No more than a 9.8!)



* Sally in ''MeAndMyDick'', played by the same actress as Ginny in ''AVeryPotterMusical''. It's lampshaded when after Joey realizes that she's the one for him, and he says "You know, I don't know why I ever thought she was that ugly, she's really not that bad."

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* Sally in ''MeAndMyDick'', ''Theatre/MeAndMyDick'', played by the same actress as Ginny in ''AVeryPotterMusical''.''Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical''. It's lampshaded when after Joey realizes that she's the one for him, and he says "You know, I don't know why I ever thought she was that ugly, she's really not that bad."
20th May '17 7:20:50 PM DoctorCooper
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GenericCuteness is the animated equivalent of this trope, and the result is a very InformedDeformity. AdaptationalAttractiveness is when this trope is applied to characters who were plain in a show's source material, but are played by someone smoking hot regardless. BeautyInversion is the use of makeup or prosthetics to successfully avert this trope. Compare BeautifulAllAlong, CoolLoser, HollywoodDateless, HollywoodNerd, and HollywoodPudgy (when people of average build are considered to be lumbering oxen by most Hollywood producers even if they're as fit as an Olympian). Contrast InformedAttractiveness and GorgeousGorgon.

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GenericCuteness is the animated equivalent of this trope, and the result is a very InformedDeformity. AdaptationalAttractiveness is when this trope is applied to characters who were plain in a show's source material, but are played by someone smoking hot regardless.have a better appearance in the adaptation. BeautyInversion is the use of makeup or prosthetics to successfully avert this trope. Compare BeautifulAllAlong, CoolLoser, HollywoodDateless, HollywoodNerd, and HollywoodPudgy (when people of average build are considered to be lumbering oxen by most Hollywood producers even if they're as fit as an Olympian). Contrast InformedAttractiveness and GorgeousGorgon.
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* ''Series/YoSoyBettyLaFea'', the Colombian soap opera on which ''UglyBetty'' is based, looks [[http://img.timeinc.net/pespanol/i/galeria/2006/septiembre/Betty_Colombia_090506.jpg a bit more convincing]] into characterizing Betty as ugly, even when the main actress is [[http://www.anamaria-orozco.com/amo08a.gif quite pretty]]. See [[http://estb.msn.com/i/79/C1A1B6E4E161C812F7BFBCD0B447.jpg this comparison]].

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* ''Series/YoSoyBettyLaFea'', the Colombian soap opera on which ''UglyBetty'' ''Series/UglyBetty'' is based, looks [[http://img.timeinc.net/pespanol/i/galeria/2006/septiembre/Betty_Colombia_090506.jpg a bit more convincing]] into characterizing Betty as ugly, even when the main actress is [[http://www.anamaria-orozco.com/amo08a.gif quite pretty]]. See [[http://estb.msn.com/i/79/C1A1B6E4E161C812F7BFBCD0B447.jpg this comparison]].
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