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12th Sep '17 4:28:13 PM MiinU
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* ''LightNovel/SoICantPlayH'': Mina's shy and believes she's plain, especially compared to other girls like [[FieryRedhead Lisara.]] So when Quele tries entering Mina in a swimsuit contest to bolster her confidence, she withdraws because she believed [[OvershadowedByAwesome she didn't stand a chance.]]

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* ''LightNovel/SoICantPlayH'': Mina's shy and believes she's plain, especially compared to other girls like [[FieryRedhead Lisara.]] So when Quele tries entering Mina in a swimsuit contest to bolster her confidence, she Mina withdraws because she believed [[OvershadowedByAwesome she didn't stand a chance.]]
8th Sep '17 5:46:28 PM MiinU
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* In ''Franchise/LoveLive'', Rin's spotlight episode (season 2, episode 5) has her overcoming this.

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* %%* In ''Franchise/LoveLive'', Rin's spotlight episode (season 2, episode 5) has her overcoming this.
7th Sep '17 3:07:36 AM Nitramy
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* In ''Franchise/LoveLive'', Rin's spotlight episode (season 2, episode 5) has her overcoming this.
1st Sep '17 10:31:40 PM MiinU
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* ''LightNovel/SoICantPlayH'': Mina's shy and believes she's plain, especially compared to other girls; [[FieryRedhead Lisara]] most of all. So when Quele tries entering Mina in a swimsuit contest to bolster her confidence, she withdraws because she believed [[OvershadowedByAwesome she didn't stand a chance.]]

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* ''LightNovel/SoICantPlayH'': *''LightNovel/SoICantPlayH'': Mina's shy and believes she's plain, especially compared to other girls; girls like [[FieryRedhead Lisara]] most of all. Lisara.]] So when Quele tries entering Mina in a swimsuit contest to bolster her confidence, she withdraws because she believed [[OvershadowedByAwesome she didn't stand a chance.]]
1st Sep '17 10:29:40 PM MiinU
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*''LightNovel/SoICantPlayH'': Mina's shy and believes she's plain, especially compared to other girls; [[FieryRedhead Lisara]] most of all. So when Quele tries entering Mina in a swimsuit contest to bolster her confidence, she withdraws because she believed [[OvershadowedByAwesome she didn't stand a chance.]]
26th Aug '17 6:41:07 PM cherrychels
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* ''Series/ASongOfIceAndFire'': Arya Stark genuinely believes herself to be ugly, and is confused when people say she ''is'' pretty -- such as when she remembers her father and brother Jon telling her she is pretty. Justified as she grew up being bullied about her appearance by her [[BigBrotherBully classically attractive older sister Sansa]] and was nicknamed Arya "Horseface" by Sansa and Sansa's group of friends. Most of Arya's siblings inherit the Tully look from their mother with auburn hair, blue eyes and high cheekbones, while Arya and her brother Jon are the only Stark children to inherit the classic Stark look of dark hair and grey eyes from their father. That Arya spends much of the series disguised as a boy, starving, and dirty while trying to survive war-torn lands and unfamiliar places doesn't help. Despite all this, characters note Arya is growing prettier and she's stated to be spitting image of her Aunt Lyanna Stark, who was renowned for her "wild, Northern beauty" with the Stark look and had men literally starting wars for her hand. So chances are Arya is a lot more attractive than she believes.

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* ''Series/ASongOfIceAndFire'': Arya Stark genuinely believes herself to be ugly, and is confused when people say she ''is'' pretty -- such as when she remembers her father and brother Jon telling her she is pretty. Justified as she grew up being bullied about her appearance by her [[BigBrotherBully classically attractive older sister Sansa]] and was nicknamed Arya "Horseface" by Sansa and Sansa's group of friends. Most of Arya's siblings inherit the Tully look from their mother with auburn hair, blue eyes and high cheekbones, while Arya and her brother Jon are the only Stark children to inherit the classic Stark look of dark hair and grey eyes from their father. That Arya spends much of the series disguised as a boy, starving, and dirty while trying to survive war-torn lands and unfamiliar places doesn't help. Despite all this, However, characters note Arya is growing prettier and she's stated to be the spitting image of her Aunt Lyanna Stark, who was renowned for her "wild, Northern beauty" with the Stark look and had men literally starting wars for her hand. So chances are Arya is a lot more attractive than she believes.
26th Aug '17 6:39:50 PM cherrychels
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* ''Film/TheSpectacularNow'' has the shy Aimee Finicky reacting with shock when Sutter says two guys were checking her out at a party. She says "guys don't look at me like that". Fans of the gorgeous Creator/ShaileneWoodley[[note]]Who amusingly enough plays Tris from the page quote in the film adaptation - where this conversation is left out.[[/note]] heartily disagree (as does Sutter).

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* ''Film/TheSpectacularNow'' has the shy Aimee Finicky reacting with shock when Sutter says two guys were checking her out at a party. She says "guys don't look at me like that". Fans of the gorgeous Creator/ShaileneWoodley[[note]]Who amusingly enough plays Tris from the page quote in the film adaptation - -- where this conversation is left out.[[/note]] heartily disagree (as does Sutter).



* Sara Crewe in ''Literature/ALittlePrincess'' thinks she must not be pretty because she doesn't mesh with the beauty standards of late-nineteenth-century England, being small, skinny, black-haired, tanned, and green-eyed, comparing herself to another child who is fair-skinned and golden haired. There is some ValuesDissonance at play here - since Sara doesn't match the Victorian standards of beauty. The narration however states that she is definitely prettier than she thinks.
* In ''Literature/HowlsMovingCastle'', it's more of a matter that Sophie lacked confidence and self-esteem to see herself as pretty and sees herself as plain and doomed to a boring life. And [[WrongGenreSavvy Wrong Genre Saviness]]: Sophie ''is'' the eldest of three sisters, and ''is'' the protagonist of a story - she just assumes it's a classic fairy tale instead of modern fantasy.

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* Sara Crewe in ''Literature/ALittlePrincess'' thinks she must not be pretty because she doesn't mesh with the beauty standards of late-nineteenth-century England, being small, skinny, black-haired, tanned, and green-eyed, comparing herself to another child who is fair-skinned and golden haired. There is some ValuesDissonance at play here - -- since Sara doesn't match the Victorian standards of beauty. The narration however states that she is definitely prettier than she thinks.
* In ''Literature/HowlsMovingCastle'', it's more of a matter that Sophie lacked confidence and self-esteem to see herself as pretty and sees herself as plain and doomed to a boring life. And [[WrongGenreSavvy Wrong Genre Saviness]]: Sophie ''is'' the eldest of three sisters, and ''is'' the protagonist of a story - -- she just assumes it's a classic fairy tale instead of modern fantasy.



* Lee Fiora in Prep; "There were other things a guy could think I was, and he wouldn't be entirely wrong - nice, or loyal, or maybe interesting. Not that I was always any of those thing, but in certain situations, it was conceivable. But to be seen as pretty was to be fundamentally misunderstood. First of all, I wasn't pretty, and on top of that I didn't take care of myself like a pretty girl did; I wasn't even one of the unpretty girls who passes as pretty through effort and association. If a guy believed my value to lie in my looks, it meant either that he'd somehow been mislead and would eventually be disappointed, or that he had very low standards. Though, Lee is a ShrinkingViolet and the depiction of her on the cover is very pretty.

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* Lee Fiora in Prep; "There were other things a guy could think I was, and he wouldn't be entirely wrong - -- nice, or loyal, or maybe interesting. Not that I was always any of those thing, but in certain situations, it was conceivable. But to be seen as pretty was to be fundamentally misunderstood. First of all, I wasn't pretty, and on top of that I didn't take care of myself like a pretty girl did; I wasn't even one of the unpretty girls who passes as pretty through effort and association. If a guy believed my value to lie in my looks, it meant either that he'd somehow been mislead and would eventually be disappointed, or that he had very low standards. Though, Lee is a ShrinkingViolet and the depiction of her on the cover is very pretty.



* ''Series/ASongOfIceAndFire'': Arya Stark genuinely believes she's ugly, and gets confused when people suggest otherwise. Justified as she grew up being bullied about her appearance by her [[{{BigBrotherBully}} classically attractive older sister]] - who was slated to become one of the most beautiful women in Westeros - and nicknamed Arya "Horseface". Arya's looks - pretty or not - do stick out in her family, as most of her siblings take after their attractive mother with auburn hair, blue eyes and high cheekbones, while Arya inherited her Dad and half brother Jon's brown hair, grey eyes and long face. The fact Arya spends much of the series disguised as a boy and surviving as a commoner in a war zone doesn't help. Despite all this, several characters do call her pretty as she gets older and she's noted to be spitting image of her Aunt Lyanna who was renowned for her "wild, Northern beauty" and had men literally starting wars over her. So chances are Arya is a lot more attractive than she realises even if it's a different way from conventional Southern prettiness like Sansa.

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* ''Series/ASongOfIceAndFire'': Arya Stark genuinely believes she's herself to be ugly, and gets is confused when people suggest otherwise. say she ''is'' pretty -- such as when she remembers her father and brother Jon telling her she is pretty. Justified as she grew up being bullied about her appearance by her [[{{BigBrotherBully}} [[BigBrotherBully classically attractive older sister]] - who sister Sansa]] and was slated to become one of the most beautiful women in Westeros - and nicknamed Arya "Horseface". "Horseface" by Sansa and Sansa's group of friends. Most of Arya's looks - pretty or not - do stick out in her family, as most of her siblings take after inherit the Tully look from their attractive mother with auburn hair, blue eyes and high cheekbones, while Arya inherited and her Dad and half brother Jon's brown hair, Jon are the only Stark children to inherit the classic Stark look of dark hair and grey eyes and long face. The fact from their father. That Arya spends much of the series disguised as a boy boy, starving, and surviving as a commoner in a war zone dirty while trying to survive war-torn lands and unfamiliar places doesn't help. Despite all this, several characters do call her pretty as she gets older note Arya is growing prettier and she's noted stated to be spitting image of her Aunt Lyanna Stark, who was renowned for her "wild, Northern beauty" with the Stark look and had men literally starting wars over her. for her hand. So chances are Arya is a lot more attractive than she realises even if it's a different way from conventional Southern prettiness like Sansa.believes.



* Creator/AlexandrKuprin's short story ''[[https://www.scribd.com/doc/94444878/The-Blue-Star-by-Alexandr-Kuprin The Blue Star]]'' has a protagonist who believes that about her. The twist is, on the one hand, she is right - she is a princess who was born so ugly her father ordered every single mirror in the realm destroyed. On the other hand, it is an extremely isolated land, and her looks are inherited from a foreigner who founded the royal dynasty, so she is WorldsMostBeautifulWoman by the standards of, for example, France.

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* Creator/AlexandrKuprin's short story ''[[https://www.scribd.com/doc/94444878/The-Blue-Star-by-Alexandr-Kuprin The Blue Star]]'' has a protagonist who believes that about her. The twist is, on the one hand, she is right - -- she is a princess who was born so ugly her father ordered every single mirror in the realm destroyed. On the other hand, it is an extremely isolated land, and her looks are inherited from a foreigner who founded the royal dynasty, so she is WorldsMostBeautifulWoman by the standards of, for example, France.



* ''Series/TotalDivas'' reveals that Eva Marie feels this way about herself. She's taken to do an exercise where she describes herself to an artist, who sketches a picture based on her description. Someone else then describes her, and a second picture is sketched. The first picture - how Eva sees herself - is notably heavier and less attractive than the second.

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* ''Series/TotalDivas'' reveals that Eva Marie feels this way about herself. She's taken to do an exercise where she describes herself to an artist, who sketches a picture based on her description. Someone else then describes her, and a second picture is sketched. The first picture - -- how Eva sees herself - -- is notably heavier and less attractive than the second.
25th Aug '17 6:47:47 PM thecarolinabull01
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* Women, including those who are not actresses, tend to be hypercritical of their looks. Also to admire types of beauty exactly opposite their own type; curvy little blonds with blue eyes want to be tall, slender raven haired beauties. Raven haired beauties wish they were cute freckled redheads, etc.

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* Women, including those who are not actresses, actresses or models, tend to be hypercritical of their looks. Also to admire types of beauty exactly opposite their own type; curvy little blonds with blue eyes want to be tall, slender raven haired slender, raven-haired beauties. Raven haired Raven-haired beauties wish they were cute freckled redheads, curly-haired women want straight hair, straight-haired women want curls, etc.
22nd Aug '17 2:29:30 PM roxana
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* Women, including those who are not actresses, tend to be hypercritical of their looks. Also to admire types of beauty exactly opposite their own type; curvy little blonds with blue eyes want to be tall, slender raven haired beauties. Raven haired beauties wish they were cute freckled redheads, etc.
17th Jul '17 9:29:42 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* Mako from ''Manga/WanderingSon'' has very poor self-esteem. Her best friend and especially her mom get mad at this, saying she's cute. Her mom even screamed that she was way cuter than Nitori, when Nitori was in the same room (Mako's mom didn't notice she had arrived).

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* Mako from ''Manga/WanderingSon'' has very poor self-esteem. Her best friend and especially her mom get mad at this, saying she's cute. Her mom even screamed that she was way cuter than Nitori, when Nitori was in the same room (Mako's (to be fair, Mako's mom didn't notice she had arrived).



* ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: Binding Blade]]'' has a character named Dorothy. She has brown hair, brown eyes, and wears all brown tomboyish clothes. When ProperLady Clarine takes it upon herself to make Dorothy an attractive lady, Dorothy says that there's really nothing to work with. (Clarine eventually concludes that the issue isn't Dorothy's clothing or mannerisms, it's this attitude.)

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* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'':
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''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: Binding Blade]]'' has a character named Dorothy. She has brown hair, brown eyes, and wears all brown tomboyish clothes. When ProperLady Clarine takes it upon herself to make Dorothy an attractive lady, Dorothy says that there's really nothing to work with. (Clarine eventually concludes that the issue isn't Dorothy's clothing or mannerisms, it's this attitude.))
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' has Nyx, a LadyOfBlackMagic who due to a {{curse}}, is literally NotAllowedToGrowUp. She has ''severe'' issues regarding her "child-like" body and believes herself not to be pretty at all.



* Saber from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' has serious problems comprehending that anyone could be attracted to her and when finally it gets through to her that Shirou is really interested in her she develops a inferiority complex. Somewhat justified by her past in which [[spoiler:she was posing as a man (and a king)]] and so no other man ever made a move on her.

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* Saber from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' has serious problems comprehending that anyone could be attracted to her her, and when finally it gets through to her that Shirou is really interested in her her, she develops a inferiority complex. Somewhat justified by her past in which [[spoiler:she was posing as a man (and a king)]] and so no other man ever made a move on her.
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