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7th Feb '16 12:37:14 PM FlakyPorcupine
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* Rick Taylor from ''VideoGame/{{Splatterhouse}}''. He has the look down, being TheSmartGuy, into things like Mayans and heavy metal music. Others have even told him that he was dating a girlfriend that was out of his league, but they have a good relationship. Though once Rick dons the Terror Mask, his nerdy appearance is taken to a large and muscular one. He still has the [[VocalDissonance whiny voice]], though.
23rd Jan '16 10:07:48 AM nombretomado
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** Averted, oddly enough, in the SteveDitko original, where he looked more like a stereotypical nerd. The artist who came after him even said that one of the problems with his own rendition was that Peter Parker was far too traditionally attractive. John Romita (the aforementioned artist who came after Ditko, and the man responsible for the way Spider-Man comics looked from the mid-60's until Todd [=McFarlane=]'s time) started as a romance artist for DC, so he was adept at drawing good looking people. Just look at Mary Jane. Ironically, this is one of the few instances where it could be completely justified. When Peter Parker was first shown, he was a mid-to-late teenager in high school, getting ready to step up to college soon. Later on when he was looking better, he was already in or graduated from college. The reason? He's just a late bloomer, and puberty hit hard after that radioactive-spider-bite. The other reason, Peter Parker was originally sort of conceived as a SelfInsertFic for Steve Ditko.
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** Averted, oddly enough, in the SteveDitko Creator/SteveDitko original, where he looked more like a stereotypical nerd. The artist who came after him even said that one of the problems with his own rendition was that Peter Parker was far too traditionally attractive. John Romita (the aforementioned artist who came after Ditko, and the man responsible for the way Spider-Man comics looked from the mid-60's until Todd [=McFarlane=]'s time) started as a romance artist for DC, so he was adept at drawing good looking people. Just look at Mary Jane. Ironically, this is one of the few instances where it could be completely justified. When Peter Parker was first shown, he was a mid-to-late teenager in high school, getting ready to step up to college soon. Later on when he was looking better, he was already in or graduated from college. The reason? He's just a late bloomer, and puberty hit hard after that radioactive-spider-bite. The other reason, Peter Parker was originally sort of conceived as a SelfInsertFic for Steve Ditko.
22nd Jan '16 8:54:33 PM siberia82
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** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'': In his human form, Hank is quite the PrettyBoy after he loses his NerdGlasses near the end of the movie.
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** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'': In his human form, Hank [=McCoy=] is quite the PrettyBoy after he loses his NerdGlasses near the end of the movie.movie. This is further accentuated in ''The Rogue Cut'' when Raven removes Hank's eyewear in order to see his face more clearly, and she kisses him shortly afterwards.

* In ''Film/SkyFall'', [[LegacyCharacter Q]] is re-introduced as a good-looking young guy with glasses. Suffice to say, the reiteration of this character has his fair share of fangirls.
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* In ''Film/SkyFall'', ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'', [[LegacyCharacter Q]] is re-introduced as a good-looking young guy with glasses. Suffice to say, the reiteration of this character has his fair share of fangirls.
15th Jan '16 9:25:04 PM nombretomado
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* In the original Creator/StephenKing novel ''TheStand'', the character of Harold started out as a fat pathetic nerd. When they made it into a TV miniseries, he was played by Corin Nemec. It would have been averted, considering that by the time the group reached Boulder Harold was described as having become rather attractive because his skin cleared up and he lost weight, if they would have done more to hide Nemec's looks than just give him a bad hair do and ugly clothes.
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* In the original Creator/StephenKing novel ''TheStand'', ''Literature/TheStand'', the character of Harold started out as a fat pathetic nerd. When they made it into a [[Series/TheStand TV miniseries, miniseries]], he was played by Corin Nemec. It would have been averted, considering that by the time the group reached Boulder Harold was described as having become rather attractive because his skin cleared up and he lost weight, if they would have done more to hide Nemec's looks than just give him a bad hair do and ugly clothes.
14th Jan '16 7:07:49 AM TheUnknownUploader
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** Justified with Troy, former JerkJock turned open ClosetGeek.
7th Jan '16 9:59:10 PM nombretomado
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* Peter Parker in every incarnation of ''SpiderMan''. Gwen Stacey in ''TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' definitely fits this trope. Huge glasses, grade-A student and REALLY cute to boot.
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* Peter Parker in every incarnation of ''SpiderMan''. Gwen Stacey in ''TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' definitely fits this trope. Huge glasses, grade-A student and REALLY cute to boot.
16th Dec '15 2:35:05 PM Quanyails
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Hmm... the reversion was two years ago, but the reasoning doesn't seem valid. I'd assume the image macro rule still holds....
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%% Image already has a caption: "I love awkward nerdy guys..." [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ILoveAwkwardNerdyGuys_7428.jpg]] Pulled the existing image on 7 May 2013, since "macro images" are an automatic pull (see http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=1317986693061200100&page=1#25 )
30th Nov '15 5:04:54 PM Adept
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* Even Creator/JessicaAlba - JESSICA ALBA - qualifies as mousy, troubled teacher Mona in ''An Invisible Sign''. However deglamourised she is, she still looks (at worst) like the more attractive sister of Cece from ''NewGirl''.
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* Even Creator/JessicaAlba - JESSICA ALBA - qualifies as mousy, troubled teacher Mona in ''An Invisible Sign''. However deglamourised she is, she still looks (at worst) like the more attractive sister of Cece from ''NewGirl''.''Film/NewGirl''.

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* Even Creator/JessicaAlba - JESSICA ALBA - qualifies In ''Film/SkyFall'', [[LegacyCharacter Q]] is re-introduced as mousy, troubled teacher Mona in ''An Invisible Sign''. However deglamourised she is, she still looks (at worst) like a good-looking young guy with glasses. Suffice to say, the more attractive sister reiteration of Cece from ''NewGirl''.this character has his fair share of fangirls.
30th Nov '15 5:01:07 PM Adept
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* ''{{Superman}}''. Clark Kent is seen as the naive, rube in the big city who Lois Lane wouldn't give the time of day. However, the moment he's out of his suit and glasses he's suddenly a 6'4", 225 lb chiseled specimen of masculinity. This does lead to the logical problem that, however nervous and clumsy Clark acts, he's still a 6'4" hunk.
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* ''{{Superman}}''.''Franchise/{{Superman}}''. Clark Kent is seen as the naive, rube in the big city who Lois Lane wouldn't give the time of day. However, the moment he's out of his suit and glasses he's suddenly a 6'4", 225 lb chiseled specimen of masculinity. This does lead to the logical problem that, however nervous and clumsy Clark acts, he's still a 6'4" hunk.

* ''{{Hackers}}'' stars ''Angelina Jolie'', for crying out loud. (Although her makeup ''was'' awful.) And super-hot Jonny Lee Miller! * EmmaWatson playing Hermione Granger in the ''Film/HarryPotter'' film series.
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* ''{{Hackers}}'' ''Film/{{Hackers}}'' stars ''Angelina Jolie'', for crying out loud. (Although her makeup ''was'' awful.) And super-hot Jonny Lee Miller! * EmmaWatson Creator/EmmaWatson playing Hermione Granger in the ''Film/HarryPotter'' film series.

* In the "[[BadFuture Pottersville]]" sequence of ''ItsAWonderfulLife'', Mary Hatch is shown to be a "mousy" spinster librarian in glasses and dowdy clothing. Still, she's played by [[HotLibrarian Donna Reed]].
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* In the "[[BadFuture Pottersville]]" sequence of ''ItsAWonderfulLife'', ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'', Mary Hatch is shown to be a "mousy" spinster librarian in glasses and dowdy clothing. Still, she's played by [[HotLibrarian Donna Reed]].

* Gabriella, Taylor, and, to a lesser extent, Martha and Kelsi in ''HighSchoolMusical''.
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* Gabriella, Taylor, and, to a lesser extent, Martha and Kelsi in ''HighSchoolMusical''.''Film/HighSchoolMusical''.
26th Nov '15 7:23:03 PM nombretomado
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* SandraBullock's character in ''Film/TheNet''.
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* SandraBullock's Creator/SandraBullock's character in ''Film/TheNet''.

* Likewise, SandraBullock as Diane Farrow in the 1992 film ''Love Potion No. 9'' actually succeeds at a more extreme version of this, probably because she undergoes a BeautifulAllAlong transformation in the later half of the film, and they made an effort to contrast the two looks. ** It also helped that she got real work done, her teeth were awful and hair horribly bushy, it took a lot of money for her to become SandraBullock.
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* Likewise, SandraBullock Creator/SandraBullock as Diane Farrow in the 1992 film ''Love Potion No. 9'' actually succeeds at a more extreme version of this, probably because she undergoes a BeautifulAllAlong transformation in the later half of the film, and they made an effort to contrast the two looks. ** It also helped that she got real work done, her teeth were awful and hair horribly bushy, it took a lot of money for her to become SandraBullock.Creator/SandraBullock.
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