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17th Sep '17 10:45:41 PM Rowdycmoore
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* The portrayal of Eunice in ''What's Up, Doc?'' combines this with ValuesDissonance. Despite being played by Madeline Khan, she's the target of multiple ugly jokes in the film, mainly from Barbara Streisand's character of Judy. This along with Eunice being supposedly a needy, high-maintenance shrew is supposed to make the audience want Howard to end up with Judy despite Judy being an obsessive troublemaking stalker who brings chaos wherever she shows up.
16th Sep '17 1:07:03 AM spydre
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* ''OrphanBlack'' dances rings around this trope, featuring as it does multiple very different-looking clone characters all played by the very attractive TatianaMaslany. Thanks to superb makeup and subtle performance, it is often impossible to tell they are the same person, and chances are you will find yourself calling one of them "the pretty one". This is particularly true of Krystal, the vapid, ValleyGirl manicurist and the one character whose makeup is specifically designed to enhance her attractiveness. She even {{lampshade}}s this in Season 4, declaring that she can't be a clone of the main character because "She's a 7 on a good day, and I've been told I'm a 10."
7th Sep '17 10:57:00 AM chopshop
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* Parodied in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2''. Drax and Mantis are both pretty good looking, but their species have [[DeliberateValuesDissonance different standards of beauty]] and as a result they find each other physically repulsive, even after they become close friends. When Drax is made to imagine them being in a sexual relationship he comes startlingly close to vomiting.
-->'''Mantis''': It's beautiful.
-->'''Drax''': Yes it is. And so are you.
-->''beat''
-->'''Drax''': On the inside.
6th Sep '17 4:06:34 PM Skyknight
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** It's worth noting that Chie was ''intentionally'' [[InvokedTrope designed with the trope in mind]]. Her more realistic attractiveness was meant to contrast with the idol Rise and the traditional ideal Yukiko.
4th Sep '17 12:38:52 PM Kotomikun
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* [[spoiler:The original Homura]] in ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' was apparently meant to be the class dork--due to her conspicuous glasses, oversized pigtails, and chronic awkwardness, her classmates want nothing to do with her. After she [[TheGlassesComeOff removes the glasses]] and [[LettingHerHairDown pigtails]] and adopts a permanent DeathGlare, she becomes the cool kid. The trouble is, many of the fans found the dork-edition [[{{Moe}} adorable]]. Lots of merchandise was made to cater to this. TheMovie plays with the trope by bringing back her original look; this time, the class likes it just as much as the "cool" version.
29th Aug '17 11:15:12 PM DesertDragon
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* Every now and then, tabloid magazines will run a "shocking" cover story on how starlets look without makeup or Photoshop as they go about their day-to-day lives. Since most of them are still beautiful, tabloids will choose the absolute worst candid photo possible, where she is clearly tired, upset, slouching, contorting her face [[ItMakesSenseInContext at that particular moment]], shot from an unflattering/poorly-lit angle, and/or wearing frumpy clothing since she's not exactly going to the Met Gala. If ''that'' weren't enough, the pic is then compared to her best glamour shot, with the rather ironic implication that nothing in Hollywood is real.

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* Every now and then, tabloid magazines will run a "shocking" cover story on how Hollywood starlets look without makeup or Photoshop as they go about their day-to-day lives. Since most of them are still beautiful, more beautiful than you'll ever be from the moment they wake up, tabloids will choose the absolute worst candid photo possible, where she is the ladies are clearly tired, upset, slouching, contorting her their face [[ItMakesSenseInContext at that particular moment]], shot from an unflattering/poorly-lit unflattering or poorly-lit angle, and/or wearing frumpy clothing since she's they're not exactly going to the Met Gala. If ''that'' weren't enough, the pic is candid photos are then compared to her their best glamour shot, shots, with the rather ironic implication that nothing in Hollywood is real.
26th Aug '17 7:29:59 AM Gosicrystal
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** 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'' ''VideoGame/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.
17th Aug '17 1:13:08 AM jormis29
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* Any movie with Creator/SethRogen would play him up as unattractive, while many viewers would disagree.
* In ''Film/TheSaint'', the character Emma Russell is implied to be a wallflower who rarely receives male attention, which makes her very vulnerable to Simon Templar's seduction technique. She's played by Elizabeth Shue, who is quite attractive.

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* Any movie with Creator/SethRogen would play him up as unattractive, while many viewers would disagree.
* In ''Film/TheSaint'', ''Film/TheSaint1997'', the character Emma Russell is implied to be a wallflower who rarely receives male attention, which makes her very vulnerable to Simon Templar's seduction technique. She's played by Elizabeth Shue, who is quite attractive.
2nd Aug '17 4:45:17 PM DavidDelony
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* ''Series/TimAndEricAwesomeShowGreatJob'': Massively averted. A lot of the show's surreal look comes from casting average-looking people as actors.
31st Jul '17 8:13:45 AM Morgenthaler
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** Brienne of Tarth is called Brienne the Beauty as an IronicNickname because she's supposed to be ugly. [[http://winter-is-coming.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/gwendoline-christie.jpg Gwendoline]] [[Creator/GwendolineChristie Christie]] isn't uglied up much beyond a few facial scratches and men's clothing/armor. It's apparently a case of AdaptationalAttractiveness, and the nickname has more to do with her being a woman.

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** Brienne of Tarth is called Brienne the Beauty as an IronicNickname because she's supposed to be ugly. [[http://winter-is-coming.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/gwendoline-christie.jpg Gwendoline]] [[Creator/GwendolineChristie Christie]] Creator/GwendolineChristie isn't uglied up much beyond a few facial scratches and men's clothing/armor. It's apparently a case of AdaptationalAttractiveness, and the nickname has more to do with her being a woman.
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