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26th Jun '16 6:27:30 PM ElectroKraken
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* In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'', Solid Snake is supposed to be so ugly as a result of his accelerated ageing disease that at one point, when he takes his shirt off, he actually makes a grown woman cry. (His younger self was supposed to be a [[SlidingScaleOfBeauty World Class Beauty]], and women immediately show interest in him when he's wearing [[LatexPerfection makeup to look like his younger self]].) In practice, he still has a great body and finding him more attractive than his younger self is ''not'' a niche opinion amongst Solid Snake's generous EstrogenBrigade; people frequently remark that his younger self as it was rendered in ''MetalGearSolid4'' looks [[UncannyValley awkward-looking]] or even outright ugly, but as an old man he is extremely charismatic. The bottom line is that he looks like a very fit an 80-year-old when he's 42.

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* In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'', Solid Snake is supposed to be so ugly as a result of his accelerated ageing disease that at one point, when he takes his shirt off, he actually makes a grown woman cry. (His younger self was supposed to be a [[SlidingScaleOfBeauty World Class Beauty]], and women immediately show interest in him when he's wearing [[LatexPerfection makeup to look like his younger self]].) In practice, he still has a great body and finding him more attractive than his younger self is ''not'' a niche opinion amongst Solid Snake's generous EstrogenBrigade; people frequently remark that his younger self as it was rendered in ''MetalGearSolid4'' looks [[UncannyValley awkward-looking]] or even outright ugly, but as an old man he is extremely charismatic. The bottom line is that he looks like a very fit an 80-year-old when he's 42.
20th Jun '16 11:35:53 PM JohnnyLurg
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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/KirstenDunst, Creator/SarahJessicaParker ("she looks like a foot!"), Laura Linney, Creator/LauraDern, Creator/KateWinslet, Creator/MaggieGyllenhaal, Greta Van Susteren, Rosie O'Donnell, RachelMaddow and countless others, most of whom are considered very beautiful. This has the [[UnfortunateImplications unfortunate effect of making the writing staff look like misogynists]].

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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/KirstenDunst, Creator/SarahJessicaParker ("she looks like a foot!"), Laura Linney, Creator/LauraDern, Creator/KateWinslet, Creator/MaggieGyllenhaal, Greta Van Susteren, Rosie O'Donnell, RachelMaddow 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]].
18th Jun '16 6:01:01 PM Tidal_Wave_17
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* [=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.
12th Jun '16 5:50:22 AM tmustard
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** Mark Harmon could probably turn straight men temporarily gay.
12th Jun '16 5:44:12 AM tmustard
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** Inverted with Donna (LauraPrepon), who's frequently mocked as a "giant" and a "lumberjack" by Jackie, while alternately depicted as a "hot redhead" whom Eric could never hope to date otherwise. He even considered her his equivalent of the actual Brooke Shields dating Donna's father.

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** Inverted with Donna (LauraPrepon), who's frequently mocked as a "giant" and a "lumberjack" by Jackie, Jackie (who finds fault with everyone anyway), while alternately depicted as a "hot redhead" whom Eric could never hope to date otherwise. He even considered her his equivalent of the actual Brooke Shields dating Donna's father.
7th Jun '16 9:31:20 PM JohnnyLurg
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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/KirstenDunst, Creator/SarahJessicaParker ("she looks like a foot!"), Laura Linney, Creator/LauraDern, Creator/KateWinslet, Creator/MaggieGyllenhaal, Rosie O'Donnell, RachelMaddow and countless others, most of whom are considered very beautiful. This has the [[UnfortunateImplications unfortunate effect of making the writing staff look like misogynists]].

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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/KirstenDunst, Creator/SarahJessicaParker ("she looks like a foot!"), Laura Linney, Creator/LauraDern, Creator/KateWinslet, Creator/MaggieGyllenhaal, Greta Van Susteren, Rosie O'Donnell, RachelMaddow and countless others, most of whom are considered very beautiful. This has the [[UnfortunateImplications unfortunate effect of making the writing staff look like misogynists]].
7th Jun '16 9:29:40 PM JohnnyLurg
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* ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'': Ada, George's secretary in "The Secretary." George rejects attractive women for the position of secretary but Ada is not much more unattractive despite the implication. George himself could be this trope to viewers as well.
6th Jun '16 6:37:10 PM thecarolinabull01
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Some storylines require a character who is [[LoserProtagonist unappealing, unattractive]], and [[HollywoodDateless has a hard time finding dates]]. However, unattractive or even average-looking people are often dissuaded from trying to get acting jobs in Hollywood (often by people within the acting industry themselves), so the person cast in the role ends up being more gorgeous than most people you'd meet in real life. Producers know that "beauty is money," and so they're disinclined to cast ''genuinely'' unattractive people even as villains or extras, but would rather ''imply'' homeliness in character via character-reactions -- regardless of the irony presented in attributing such to the fairly good-looking person playing the role.

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Some storylines require a character who is [[LoserProtagonist unappealing, unattractive]], and [[HollywoodDateless has a hard time finding dates]]. However, unattractive or even average-looking people actors are often virtually unknown and dissuaded from trying to get acting jobs in Hollywood (often by people within the acting industry themselves), so the person cast in the role ends up being more gorgeous than most people you'd meet in real life. Producers know that "beauty is money," and so they're disinclined to cast ''genuinely'' unattractive people even as villains or extras, but would rather ''imply'' homeliness in character via character-reactions -- regardless of the irony presented in attributing such to the fairly good-looking person playing the role.
31st May '16 7:49:49 AM DesertDragon
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It's important to stress that having the right physical features is only half the battle; ''most'' people can look decent with the right grooming, clothing, a little exercise, and the right makeup (if applicable). In many cases it's no secret that this character would be far more attractive if they were more fashionable and carried themselves in a less off-putting manner. This may lead to them getting an UnnecessaryMakeover and tips on how to act sexy by a more socially-adept friend but since StatusQuoIsGod, they'll almost certainly learn AnAesop on just being yourself and go back to their old looks by the end.

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It's important to stress that having the right physical features is only half the battle; ''most'' people can look decent with the right grooming, clothing, a little exercise, and the right makeup (if applicable).applicable), and a little exercise. In many cases it's no secret that this character would be far more attractive if they were more fashionable and carried themselves in a less off-putting manner. This may lead to them getting an UnnecessaryMakeover and tips on how to act sexy by a more socially-adept friend but since StatusQuoIsGod, they'll almost certainly learn AnAesop on just being yourself and go back to their old looks by the end.
31st May '16 7:48:24 AM DesertDragon
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It's important to stress that having the right physical features is only half the battle; ''most'' people can look decent with the right grooming, clothing, and/or makeup. In many cases it's no secret that this character would be far more attractive if they were more fashionable and carried themselves in a less off-putting manner. This may lead to them getting an UnnecessaryMakeover and tips on how to act sexy by a more socially-adept friend but since StatusQuoIsGod, they'll almost certainly learn AnAesop on just being yourself and go back to their old looks by the end.

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It's important to stress that having the right physical features is only half the battle; ''most'' people can look decent with the right grooming, clothing, and/or makeup.a little exercise, and the right makeup (if applicable). In many cases it's no secret that this character would be far more attractive if they were more fashionable and carried themselves in a less off-putting manner. This may lead to them getting an UnnecessaryMakeover and tips on how to act sexy by a more socially-adept friend but since StatusQuoIsGod, they'll almost certainly learn AnAesop on just being yourself and go back to their old looks by the end.
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