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22nd Feb '18 6:42:57 AM MCanter89
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* [[http://bleach.wikia.com/wiki/Ganju_Shiba Ganju Shiba]] is a male example from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. Despite being tall, very muscular, having a chiseled face, a deep voice, and a masculine attitude, Ganju unfortunately lives in a world where most of the male characters are {{Bishonen}}, and is thus considered a {{Gonk}}, [[JustifiedTrope by the local dandy]], Yumichka.

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* [[http://bleach.wikia.com/wiki/Ganju_Shiba Ganju Shiba]] is a male example from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. Despite being tall, very muscular, having a chiseled face, a deep voice, and a masculine attitude, Ganju unfortunately lives in a world where most of the male characters are {{Bishonen}}, and is thus considered a {{Gonk}}, [[JustifiedTrope by the local dandy]], Yumichka.



* ''[[Manga/CountCain Godchild]],'' In the ''Scold's Bridle'' story arc

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* ''Manga/WanderingSon'': Makoto is at least cute. She finds herself unattractive due to her YouthfulFreckles and NerdGlasses. She's chubbier and rounder than the other characters, as well. {{Justified|Trope}} since its most of the criticism is her own opinion, and at least every other character has gone out of their way to tell her she's cute; Mako doesn't have good self-esteem. Seya once thought she made an ugly girl when she met him in girl mode though.

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* ''Manga/WanderingSon'': Makoto is at least cute. She finds herself unattractive due to her YouthfulFreckles and NerdGlasses. She's chubbier and rounder than the other characters, as well. {{Justified|Trope}} since its most of the criticism is her own opinion, and at least every other character has gone out of their way to tell her she's cute; Mako doesn't have good self-esteem. Seya once thought she made an ugly girl when she met him in girl mode mode, though.



** Callisto, TheLeader of the Morlocks, is a similar case. The Morlocks are a group of mutants that live in the sewer because their mutations make them look deformed and inhuman, and therefore easy to recognize and target among normal humans. While most of them are distinctively inhuman in appearance, Callisto herself is not, as she is actually originally beautiful in her pre-Morlock life, but "ugly" because of her now-usually unkempt, haggard,and malnourished appearance due to living homeless in sewers, and also due to the facial scars she got in a fight (which actually amounts to one lost eye) rather than because of her mutation, but because of her solidarity with the Morlocks she has a similar view of herself. But a 90's storyline involved her being stripped of her memories and healed of her scars and her missing eye, at which point, she actually became a [[SheCleansUpNicely ''supermodel'']] when she lived a normal life in New York City, although she regained those scars and lost her eye again --- and regained her memories --- in yet another fight, at which point she returned to being a raggedy sewer-dweller. However, she has still remained reasonably attractive ever since then, depending on the artist. Although she did briefly have her arms replaced with CombatTentacles --- in exchange for having the rest of her supermodel appearance restored, with her scars removed and eye healed, when she became a freelance mercenary --- she lost those after [[ComicBook/HouseOfM M-Day]] and is now [[http://static2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130617233156/marveldatabase/images/thumb/c/c1/Callisto_%28Earth-616%29_by_Jim_Cheung.jpg/200px-Callisto_%28Earth-616%29_by_Jim_Cheung.jpg back to living in sewers and just as "ugly" as she ever was originally (minus the scarring though she wears the eye-patch for cosmetic purposes)]], which is to say that she's still rather attractive, just not ''supermodel''-attractive, like the average comic-book leading-lady, pending adequate nutrition and proper grooming.
** It's implied that Callisto's original scarring and eye-loss was due to her being gang-raped by thugs as a young woman, after which the trauma caused her to become a homeless sewers. Her name itself hints at this, being extremely[[symbolic MeaningfulName]], as it was taken from the Greek myth of the most beautiful Nymph of Greece who was [[RapeIsASpecialKingOfEvil raped]] by the god Zeus (who is of course infamous for his [[DepravedBisexual libido]]) and thereafter was transformed into a bestial appearance.

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** Callisto, TheLeader of the Morlocks, is a similar case. The Morlocks are a group of mutants that live in the sewer because their mutations make them look deformed and inhuman, and therefore easy to recognize and target among normal humans. While most of them are distinctively inhuman in appearance, Callisto herself is not, as she is actually originally beautiful in her pre-Morlock life, but "ugly" because of her now-usually unkempt, haggard,and malnourished appearance due to living homeless in sewers, and also due to the facial scars she got in a fight (which actually amounts to one lost eye) rather than because of her mutation, but because of her solidarity with the Morlocks she has a similar view of herself. But a 90's storyline involved her being stripped of her memories and healed of her scars and her missing eye, at which point, she actually became a [[SheCleansUpNicely ''supermodel'']] ''[[SheCleansUpNicely supermodel]]'' when she lived a normal life in New York City, although she regained those scars and lost her eye again --- -- and regained her memories --- -- in yet another fight, at which point she returned to being a raggedy sewer-dweller. However, she has still remained reasonably attractive ever since then, depending on the artist. Although she did briefly have her arms replaced with CombatTentacles --- -- in exchange for having the rest of her supermodel appearance restored, with her scars removed and eye healed, when she became a freelance mercenary --- -- she lost those after [[ComicBook/HouseOfM M-Day]] and is now [[http://static2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130617233156/marveldatabase/images/thumb/c/c1/Callisto_%28Earth-616%29_by_Jim_Cheung.jpg/200px-Callisto_%28Earth-616%29_by_Jim_Cheung.jpg back to living in sewers and just as "ugly" as she ever was originally (minus the scarring though she wears the eye-patch for cosmetic purposes)]], which is to say that she's still rather attractive, just not ''supermodel''-attractive, like the average comic-book leading-lady, pending adequate nutrition and proper grooming.
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** It's implied that Callisto's original scarring and eye-loss was due to her being gang-raped by thugs as a young woman, after which the trauma caused her to become a homeless sewers. Her name itself hints at this, being extremely[[symbolic MeaningfulName]], extremely [[MeaningfulName symbolic]], as it was taken from the Greek myth of the most beautiful Nymph of Greece who was [[RapeIsASpecialKingOfEvil [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil raped]] by the god Zeus (who is of course infamous for his [[DepravedBisexual libido]]) and thereafter was transformed into a bestial appearance.



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** The fact that Peter and Jan tend to be more socially awkward than Greg and Marcia is the only way that episodes like "The Not So Ugly Duckling" or "Cyrano de Brady" are plausible; the general consensus amongst viewers is that the middle children were actually the best-looking of the Brady kids. Over the course of the series they went through visible pubescent awkward stages and in the last season they were so clearly attractive that the writers gave in and [[InvertedTrope reversed course.]] These episodes focused on Peter juggling a date with two girls on the same night and Jan ran for "Most Popular Girl" at school, and won.

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** The fact that Peter and Jan tend to be more socially awkward than Greg and Marcia is the only way that episodes like "The Not So Ugly Duckling" or "Cyrano de Brady" are plausible; the general consensus amongst viewers is that the middle children were actually the best-looking of the Brady kids. Over the course of the series they went through visible pubescent awkward stages and in the last season they were so clearly attractive that the writers gave in and [[InvertedTrope reversed course.]] course]]. These episodes focused on Peter juggling a date with two girls on the same night and Jan ran for "Most Popular Girl" at school, and won.



*** This has been acknowledged by the creators, who admit that the only reason that Chuck can pass as an ordinary guy is because his love interest is ''so'' good-looking that she makes him appear normal by comparison. Like standing a 6'4" guy (which incidentally, ''is'' Creator/ZacharyLevi's actual height , hence literally TallDarkAndHandsome) in the middle of a 7' basketball team and calling him short.

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*** This has been acknowledged by the creators, who admit that the only reason that Chuck can pass as an ordinary guy is because his love interest is ''so'' good-looking that she makes him appear normal by comparison. Like standing a 6'4" guy (which incidentally, ''is'' Creator/ZacharyLevi's actual height , height, hence literally TallDarkAndHandsome) in the middle of a 7' basketball team and calling him short.
3rd Feb '18 7:29:53 AM JadeEyes1
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* ''Film/MissCongeniality'' plays with the trope. Sandra Bullock has to get a makeover to become an UndercoverModel. While she's chosen to go undercover primarily ''because'' she looks like she could pass for a pageant contestant, the jaw-dropped reactions of her co-workers and the pageant director still feel a little overblown. It does help that she's shown having the table manners of Jabba the Hutt and the charisma of a drunk truck driver, which justifies it further.

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* ''Film/MissCongeniality'' plays with the trope. Sandra Bullock has to get a makeover to become an UndercoverModel. While she's chosen to go undercover primarily ''because'' she looks like she could pass for a pageant contestant, the jaw-dropped reactions of her co-workers and the pageant director still feel a little overblown. It does help that she's shown having [[TheLadette the table manners of Jabba the Hutt and the charisma of a drunk truck driver, driver]], which justifies it further.
1st Feb '18 9:30:52 PM JUANDELACRUZ
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** Callisto, TheLeader of the Morlocks, is a similar case. The Morlocks are a group of mutants that live in the sewer because their mutations make them look deformed and inhuman, and therefore easy to recognize and target among normal humans. While most of them are distinctively inhuman in appearance, Callisto herself is not, as she is actually attractive, but "ugly" because of her usually unkempt, haggard,and malnourished appearance due to living homeless in sewers, and also due to the facial scars she got in a fight (which actually amounts to one lost eye) rather than because of her mutation, but because of her solidarity with the Morlocks she has a similar view of herself. But a 90's storyline involved her being stripped of her memories and healed of her scars and her missing eye, at which point, she actually became a [[SheCleansUpNicely ''supermodel'']] when she lived a normal life in New York City, although she regained those scars and lost her eye again --- and regained her memories --- in yet another fight, at which point she returned to being a raggedy sewer-dweller. However, she has still remained reasonably attractive ever since then, depending on the artist. Although she did briefly have her arms replaced with CombatTentacles --- and had the rest of her supermodel appearance restored, when she became a freelance mercenary --- she lost those after [[ComicBook/HouseOfM M-Day]] and is now [[http://static2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130617233156/marveldatabase/images/thumb/c/c1/Callisto_%28Earth-616%29_by_Jim_Cheung.jpg/200px-Callisto_%28Earth-616%29_by_Jim_Cheung.jpg back to living in sewers and just as "ugly" as she ever was originally]], which is to say that she's still attractive, just not ''supermodel''-attractive, like the average comic-book leading-lady.

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** Callisto, TheLeader of the Morlocks, is a similar case. The Morlocks are a group of mutants that live in the sewer because their mutations make them look deformed and inhuman, and therefore easy to recognize and target among normal humans. While most of them are distinctively inhuman in appearance, Callisto herself is not, as she is actually attractive, originally beautiful in her pre-Morlock life, but "ugly" because of her usually now-usually unkempt, haggard,and malnourished appearance due to living homeless in sewers, and also due to the facial scars she got in a fight (which actually amounts to one lost eye) rather than because of her mutation, but because of her solidarity with the Morlocks she has a similar view of herself. But a 90's storyline involved her being stripped of her memories and healed of her scars and her missing eye, at which point, she actually became a [[SheCleansUpNicely ''supermodel'']] when she lived a normal life in New York City, although she regained those scars and lost her eye again --- and regained her memories --- in yet another fight, at which point she returned to being a raggedy sewer-dweller. However, she has still remained reasonably attractive ever since then, depending on the artist. Although she did briefly have her arms replaced with CombatTentacles --- and had in exchange for having the rest of her supermodel appearance restored, with her scars removed and eye healed, when she became a freelance mercenary --- she lost those after [[ComicBook/HouseOfM M-Day]] and is now [[http://static2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130617233156/marveldatabase/images/thumb/c/c1/Callisto_%28Earth-616%29_by_Jim_Cheung.jpg/200px-Callisto_%28Earth-616%29_by_Jim_Cheung.jpg back to living in sewers and just as "ugly" as she ever was originally]], originally (minus the scarring though she wears the eye-patch for cosmetic purposes)]], which is to say that she's still rather attractive, just not ''supermodel''-attractive, like the average comic-book leading-lady. leading-lady, pending adequate nutrition and proper grooming.
** It's implied that Callisto's original scarring and eye-loss was due to her being gang-raped by thugs as a young woman, after which the trauma caused her to become a homeless sewers. Her name itself hints at this, being extremely[[symbolic MeaningfulName]], as it was taken from the Greek myth of the most beautiful Nymph of Greece who was [[RapeIsASpecialKingOfEvil raped]] by the god Zeus (who is of course infamous for his [[DepravedBisexual libido]]) and thereafter was transformed into a bestial appearance.
1st Feb '18 9:18:35 PM JUANDELACRUZ
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** Callisto, TheLeader of the Morlocks, is a similar case. The Morlocks are a group of mutants that live in the sewer because their mutations make them look deformed and inhuman, and therefore easy to recognize and target among normal humans. While most of them are distinctively inhuman in appearance, Callisto herself is not, as she is "ugly" because of scars she got in a fight (which actually amounts to one lost eye) rather than because of her mutation but because of her solidarity with the Morlocks she has a similar view of herself. Although she did briefly have her arms replaced with CombatTentacles, she lost those after [[ComicBook/HouseOfM M-Day]] and is now [[http://static2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130617233156/marveldatabase/images/thumb/c/c1/Callisto_%28Earth-616%29_by_Jim_Cheung.jpg/200px-Callisto_%28Earth-616%29_by_Jim_Cheung.jpg just as ugly as she ever was]].

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** Callisto, TheLeader of the Morlocks, is a similar case. The Morlocks are a group of mutants that live in the sewer because their mutations make them look deformed and inhuman, and therefore easy to recognize and target among normal humans. While most of them are distinctively inhuman in appearance, Callisto herself is not, as she is actually attractive, but "ugly" because of her usually unkempt, haggard,and malnourished appearance due to living homeless in sewers, and also due to the facial scars she got in a fight (which actually amounts to one lost eye) rather than because of her mutation mutation, but because of her solidarity with the Morlocks she has a similar view of herself. But a 90's storyline involved her being stripped of her memories and healed of her scars and her missing eye, at which point, she actually became a [[SheCleansUpNicely ''supermodel'']] when she lived a normal life in New York City, although she regained those scars and lost her eye again --- and regained her memories --- in yet another fight, at which point she returned to being a raggedy sewer-dweller. However, she has still remained reasonably attractive ever since then, depending on the artist. Although she did briefly have her arms replaced with CombatTentacles, CombatTentacles --- and had the rest of her supermodel appearance restored, when she became a freelance mercenary --- she lost those after [[ComicBook/HouseOfM M-Day]] and is now [[http://static2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130617233156/marveldatabase/images/thumb/c/c1/Callisto_%28Earth-616%29_by_Jim_Cheung.jpg/200px-Callisto_%28Earth-616%29_by_Jim_Cheung.jpg back to living in sewers and just as ugly "ugly" as she ever was]].was originally]], which is to say that she's still attractive, just not ''supermodel''-attractive, like the average comic-book leading-lady.



** Deadpool / Wade Wilson himself is a victim of this. Being ugly is a big part of his character, and one of the things that he's very insecure about. DependingOnTheArtist, he can actually look the part, and be very repulsive. In other instances, [[http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/silverfang2/29185537/1133289/1133289_1000.png he can almost be handsome.]]

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** Deadpool / Wade Wilson himself is a victim of this. Once conventionally attractive like all the other average comic-book leading men, he became ugly due to an experimental cancer treatment that saved his life and gave him superpowers but made him look like Freddy Krueger. he Being ugly is a big part of his character, and one of the things that he's very insecure about. DependingOnTheArtist, he can actually look the part, and be very repulsive. In other instances, [[http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/silverfang2/29185537/1133289/1133289_1000.png he can almost be handsome.]]
handsome again.]]
23rd Jan '18 11:21:06 AM Southagermican
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** A similar case happened with the portrayal of the Emperor Charles V, who appears in The Tudors with the huge Hapsburg chin and all (even though [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0273797/ the actor Sebastian Armesto is quite handsome without the prosthetic]]), compared to Charles V's portrayal in "Carlos, Rey Emperador", where he's [[http://images.vertele.eldiario.es/2015/12/03/noticias/carlos-rey-emperador-VEINTE_1744335663_8040530_660x371.jpg remarkably more handsome]] than any painting of his historical counterpart, and receives the same ageing process than Jonathan Rhys Meyers by the end of the series.
23rd Jan '18 11:06:26 AM Southagermican
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** The same can be said of Tyrion Lannister, described as severely deformed and hideous, yet played on the TV adaptation by the quite handsome Peter Dinklage. Even though some fans theorize that Tyrion could be perceived as uglier and more deformed than he actually might be because of how society reacts to his dwarfism, including himself, [[WordOfGod George RR Martin]] mentioned that Dinklage is remarkably more handsome than the way he made Tyrion Lannister to be in the books.
9th Jan '18 7:40:28 PM DesertDragon
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* A perennial favorite of tabloid magazines is to show candid photos of starlets without makeup. But since most of them are still beautiful and the rest just look like average women, tabloids will choose pictures where the ladies look absolutely terrible: bad lighting, bad angle, bad posture, being tired or upset, making a face [[ItMakesnSenseInContext at that moment]], and/or wearing frumpy clothing since they're not exactly going to the Met Gala. If ''that'' weren't enough, the photos are then compared to their best glamour shots, with the rather hypocritical implication that nothing in Hollywood is real.

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* A perennial favorite of tabloid magazines is to show candid photos of starlets without makeup. But since most of them are still beautiful and the rest just look like average women, tabloids will choose pictures where the ladies look absolutely terrible: bad lighting, bad angle, bad posture, being tired or upset, making a face [[ItMakesnSenseInContext [[ItMakesSenseInContext at that moment]], and/or wearing frumpy clothing since they're not exactly going to the Met Gala. If ''that'' weren't enough, the photos are then compared to their best glamour shots, with the rather hypocritical implication that nothing in Hollywood is real.
9th Jan '18 7:39:39 PM DesertDragon
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* A perennial favorite of tabloid magazines is to show candid photos of Hollywood starlets without makeup. Since most of them are still beautiful with or without cosmetics, tabloids will choose the absolute worst photos possible, where they are clearly tired, upset, slouching, making a weird face [[ItMakesSenseInContext at that moment]], shot from an unflattering or poorly-lit angle, and/or wearing frumpy clothing since they're not exactly going to the Met Gala. If ''that'' weren't enough, the photos are then compared to their best glamour shots, with the rather hypocritical implication that nothing in Hollywood is real.

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* A perennial favorite of tabloid magazines is to show candid photos of Hollywood starlets without makeup. Since But since most of them are still beautiful with or without cosmetics, and the rest just look like average women, tabloids will choose the absolute worst photos possible, pictures where they are clearly tired, the ladies look absolutely terrible: bad lighting, bad angle, bad posture, being tired or upset, slouching, making a weird face [[ItMakesSenseInContext [[ItMakesnSenseInContext at that moment]], shot from an unflattering or poorly-lit angle, and/or wearing frumpy clothing since they're not exactly going to the Met Gala. If ''that'' weren't enough, the photos are then compared to their best glamour shots, with the rather hypocritical implication that nothing in Hollywood is real.
5th Jan '18 4:38:29 PM fearlessnikki
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* In ''Film/BeKindRewind'', Creator/MelonieDiaz's character, Alma, is played up as ugly when the male filmmakers are forced to take her over her more attractive sister. They achieve this by... having her sniff and rub her nose a couple of times. It's quickly forgotten and she's the hot girl for the rest of the movie.

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* In ''Film/BeKindRewind'', Creator/MelonieDiaz's character, Alma, is played up as ugly when the male filmmakers are forced to take her over her more attractive sister. They achieve this by... having her sniff and rub her nose a couple of times. It's quickly forgotten and she's the hot girl for the rest of the movie. Especially egregious as she had just starred in ''Film/AGuideToRecognizingYourSaints'' playing the neighborhood hottie.



** In the 2005 movie, Lizzie Bennett, described by Mr. Darcy as 'tolerable, but not handsome enough to tempt me', is played by Creator/KeiraKnightley. While this is used to show Darcy as a jerk, it's made clear older sister Jane is the beauty of the county while Elizabeth is fairly attractive but not stunningly beautiful - words that do not describe Keira Knightley.[[note]]What makes this especially odd is that Keira was nearly turned down for being too glamorous to be Lizzie.[[/note]] It's even worse with Mary. Once they get into their ballgowns, it becomes ridiculous to call her plain, or plainer than her sisters.

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** In the 2005 movie, Lizzie Bennett, described by Mr. Darcy as 'tolerable, but not handsome enough to tempt me', is played by Creator/KeiraKnightley. While this is used to show Darcy as a jerk, it's made clear older sister Jane is the beauty of the county while Elizabeth is fairly attractive but not stunningly beautiful - words that do not describe Keira Knightley.[[note]]What makes this especially odd is that Keira was nearly turned down for being too glamorous to be Lizzie.[[/note]] It's even worse with Mary. Once they get into their ballgowns, it becomes ridiculous to call her plain, or plainer than her sisters. The movie also files off Mary's more unlikeable traits - such as being a KnowNothingKnowItAll and anti-social snob.



* ''Film/MeanGirls'' straddles the line with Janis. She's supposed to be an 'art freak' and considered unpopular, despite being played by Lizzy Caplan. Producers even came close to turning her down, finding her too beautiful for the character. As she was the best audition, they opted to instead give her an alternative/goth appearance rather than dressing her down. There is a big fan theory that Janis is in fact a former AlphaBitch who got betrayed by Regina the same way Cady plans to do to the latter - and Lizzy Caplan's beauty is a contributing factor.

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straddles the line with Janis. She's supposed to be an 'art freak' and considered unpopular, despite being played by Lizzy Caplan. Producers even came close to turning her down, finding her too beautiful for the character. As she was the best audition, they opted to instead give her an alternative/goth appearance rather than dressing her down. There is a big fan theory that Janis is in fact a former AlphaBitch who got betrayed by Regina the same way Cady plans to do to the latter - and Lizzy Caplan's beauty is a contributing factor.factor.
** Subverted with Gretchen. She was originally written to be an unattractive girl who was only in the Plastics due to her father's wealth. This was dropped and she was played by the very pretty Lacey Chabert. There are remnants of this in how Damian has to rig the voting to get her nominated for Spring Fling Queen and Regina does say that Gretchen isn't pretty - but in this case it comes across more as cattiness on Regina's part than Gretchen being considered unattractive.
5th Jan '18 3:00:13 AM jormis29
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* ''Series/WonderWoman'': Give Diana glasses and her hair in a bun and suddenly she's nowhere near as attractive as her superhero counterpart. As with the Maya/Just Shoot Me example, the second season (which fast-forwarded 30 years) stopped trying to convince audiences that even a bespectacled, ponytailed Lynda Carter was homely. Her supposed homeliness is highlighted in an exchange between Steve and Diana in the season 1 episode called "Beauty on Parade", where Nazis have infiltrated a beauty pageant.

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* ''Series/WonderWoman'': Give Diana glasses and her hair in a bun and suddenly she's nowhere near as attractive as her superhero counterpart. As with the Maya/Just Shoot Me example, the second season (which fast-forwarded 30 years) stopped trying to convince audiences that even a bespectacled, ponytailed Lynda Carter Creator/LyndaCarter was homely. Her supposed homeliness is highlighted in an exchange between Steve and Diana in the season 1 episode called "Beauty on Parade", where Nazis have infiltrated a beauty pageant.
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