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4th Apr '16 10:36:48 PM merotoker
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* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': Akane Tendo is the most sought after girl at Furinkan Highschool, to the point where the male student body regularly accosts her each morning, for the right to go out with her. The thing is, she's no more attractive than the rest of of the female cast. Some would even say she looks plain by comparison. Yet, if you let the guys tell it, she'e the cutest girl at the school.

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* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': Akane Tendo is the most sought after girl at Furinkan Highschool, to the point where the male student body regularly accosts her each morning, for the right to go out with her. The thing is, she's no more attractive than the rest of of the female cast. Some would even say she looks plain by comparison. Yet, if you let the guys tell it, she'e the cutest girl at the school.



* WonderWoman is canonically described as the WorldsMostBeautifulWoman, having being blessed at birth by the goddess Aphrodite, even though she usually isn't drawn any more attractively than any other DC chick.

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* WonderWoman Franchise/WonderWoman is canonically described as the WorldsMostBeautifulWoman, having being blessed at birth by the goddess Aphrodite, even though she usually isn't drawn any more attractively than any other DC chick.



* In the comics, Daisy Duck is considered the most attractive woman in all of Duckburg, and has even done some modeling work. She looks just like DonaldDuck [[TertiarySexualCharacteristics in a dress]].
* Vanity Smurf of ''TheSmurfs'' is constantly informing us that he's the most handsome Smurf in the village, though it's unclear if we're supposed to accept this self-critique. Physically, he's drawn identically to the rest of the Smurfs.

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* In the comics, Daisy Duck is considered the most attractive woman in all of Duckburg, and has even done some modeling work. She looks just like DonaldDuck WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck [[TertiarySexualCharacteristics in a dress]].
* Vanity Smurf of ''TheSmurfs'' ''ComicBook/TheSmurfs'' is constantly informing us that he's the most handsome Smurf in the village, though it's unclear if we're supposed to accept this self-critique. Physically, he's drawn identically to the rest of the Smurfs.



* ''ComicBook/{{Superman}}'' is a good male example with women such as Lois Lane, Ice and others commenting on how good-looking he is. Even with glasses.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Superman}}'' ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' is a good male example with women such as Lois Lane, Ice and others commenting on how good-looking he is. Even with glasses.



* In the ''Creator/GoldenFilms''/Pickwick Animated Classics version of ''Literature/SnowWhite'' the Wicked Queen is discribed as the fairest and most beautiful woman in all the land before Snow White gets older, this is not obvious to the viewers at all as she looks like a wrinkled old woman with big baggy eyes, a long nose, and a wart on her cheek. Averted in a second adaptation by Golden Films, where the Evil Queen looks much better.

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* In the ''Creator/GoldenFilms''/Pickwick Animated Classics version of ''Literature/SnowWhite'' ''Literature/{{Snow White|AndTheSevenDwarfs}}'' the Wicked Queen is discribed described as the fairest and most beautiful woman in all the land before Snow White gets older, this is not obvious to the viewers at all as she looks like a wrinkled old woman with big baggy eyes, a long nose, and a wart on her cheek. Averted in a second adaptation by Golden Films, where the Evil Queen looks much better.



* In Nino's dream in ''Film/{{Amelie}}'', the headshots in one of his pictures come alive and argue over whether Amelie is all that attractive. Some will only say that she's rather pretty, but another insists that she's beautiful. Interestingly, the character was written for EmilyWatson, and was probably going to be somewhat HollywoodHomely before Creator/AudreyTautou was cast. During the press tour, one reporter even asked Jean-Pierre Jeunet why he had bucked his previous tradition by casting such a conventionally attractive actor in the lead.

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* In Nino's dream in ''Film/{{Amelie}}'', the headshots in one of his pictures come alive and argue over whether Amelie is all that attractive. Some will only say that she's rather pretty, but another insists that she's beautiful. Interestingly, the character was written for EmilyWatson, Creator/EmilyWatson, and was probably going to be somewhat HollywoodHomely before Creator/AudreyTautou was cast. During the press tour, one reporter even asked Jean-Pierre Jeunet why he had bucked his previous tradition by casting such a conventionally attractive actor in the lead.



* ''Film/SnowWhiteAndTheHuntsman'' sees KristenStewart cast against Creator/CharlizeTheron as "fairest of them all". The magic mirror does specify that it's Snow White's beauty of heart that makes her fairer than the Queen, but that is itself an InformedAttribute.

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* ''Film/SnowWhiteAndTheHuntsman'' sees KristenStewart Creator/KristenStewart cast against Creator/CharlizeTheron as "fairest of them all". The magic mirror does specify that it's Snow White's beauty of heart that makes her fairer than the Queen, but that is itself an InformedAttribute.



* ''Film/TheOtherGuys'' portrays Will Ferrel's character as a KavorkaMan because he gets much more attractive women to fall in love with him. His partner, played by MarkWahlberg, describes his wife, played by Eva Mendes, as "scalding hot." Ferrel's character keeps describing her as "plain" or "cute but not hot" until the end, when he admits that she's actually beautiful.

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* ''Film/TheOtherGuys'' portrays Will Ferrel's character as a KavorkaMan because he gets much more attractive women to fall in love with him. His partner, played by MarkWahlberg, Creator/MarkWahlberg, describes his wife, played by Eva Mendes, as "scalding hot." Ferrel's character keeps describing her as "plain" or "cute but not hot" until the end, when he admits that she's actually beautiful.



* In ''Film/HowToLoseAGuyInTenDays'' Andy's friend tells her that she's so gorgeous that she could barf all over a guy and he'd say, "Do it again."

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* In ''Film/HowToLoseAGuyInTenDays'' ''Film/HowToLoseAGuyIn10Days'' Andy's friend tells her that she's so gorgeous that she could barf all over a guy and he'd say, "Do it again."



* Kvothe spends a chapter in ''Literature/TheNameOfTheWind'' agonizing over how to describe Denna's beauty to the man transcribing his story. During this process, his companion Bast [[LampshadedTrope points out]] that from a physical standpoint, she wasn't as awe-inspiring as Kvothe claims. Kvothe eventually recognizes that there simply aren't enough words for the singular love he has for her and [[JustifiedTrope decides]] that a simple physical description and the fact that she is beautiful ''to him'' will have to suffice.

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* Kvothe spends a chapter in ''Literature/TheNameOfTheWind'' agonizing over how to describe Denna's beauty to the man transcribing his story. During this process, his companion Bast [[LampshadedTrope [[LampshadeHanging points out]] that from a physical standpoint, she wasn't as awe-inspiring as Kvothe claims. Kvothe eventually recognizes that there simply aren't enough words for the singular love he has for her and [[JustifiedTrope decides]] that a simple physical description and the fact that she is beautiful ''to him'' will have to suffice.



* In the StarWarsExpandedUniverse, female Twi'Leks. Female Twi'Leks are seen as sexy and beautiful.

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* In the StarWarsExpandedUniverse, Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse, female Twi'Leks. Female Twi'Leks are seen as sexy and beautiful.



** BradPitt shows up in an episode that basically revolves around the main cast mentioning how attractive he is.

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** BradPitt Creator/BradPitt shows up in an episode that basically revolves around the main cast mentioning how attractive he is.



* ''WKRPInCincinnati'' had two regular female characters. One, Jennifer, was invariably treated as a sexpot. Her photo was frequently stolen from the lobby, she maintained her job despite refusing to do much of the work associated with her position ("Get us some coffee, Jennifer" "I don't do coffee." "Oh, I'll just get it myself." "Thank you, Mr. Carlson." "No, Jennifer, thank you."), and she had an endless series of (usually rich) suitors at her beck and call.

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* ''WKRPInCincinnati'' ''Series/WKRPInCincinnati'' had two regular female characters. One, Jennifer, was invariably treated as a sexpot. Her photo was frequently stolen from the lobby, she maintained her job despite refusing to do much of the work associated with her position ("Get us some coffee, Jennifer" "I don't do coffee." "Oh, I'll just get it myself." "Thank you, Mr. Carlson." "No, Jennifer, thank you."), and she had an endless series of (usually rich) suitors at her beck and call.



* Hyacinthe from ''Series/KeepingUpAppearances'' has an unusual number of men over the course of the series get the palm sweats over her. It's usually the Major, whose advances Hyacinth tolerates to some extent because he's very-well-connected-socially. RuleOfFunny, really, and usually [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded.]] Same goes for Onslow. His wife Daisy is unaccountably fascinated with his body. Even Onslow is at a loss to comprehend it.

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* Hyacinthe from ''Series/KeepingUpAppearances'' has an unusual number of men over the course of the series get the palm sweats over her. It's usually the Major, whose advances Hyacinth tolerates to some extent because he's very-well-connected-socially. RuleOfFunny, really, and usually [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded.]] {{lampshade|Hanging}}d. Same goes for Onslow. His wife Daisy is unaccountably fascinated with his body. Even Onslow is at a loss to comprehend it.



* ''TheBradyBunch'': This trope is the very reason why Jan Brady will spend most (if not all) of her adult life cursing the name of her sister Marcia (to a long line of therapists trying to reconstruct her self-esteem, most likely), having spent her entire childhood being told Marcia is prettier than she is.

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* ''TheBradyBunch'': ''Series/TheBradyBunch'': This trope is the very reason why Jan Brady will spend most (if not all) of her adult life cursing the name of her sister Marcia (to a long line of therapists trying to reconstruct her self-esteem, most likely), having spent her entire childhood being told Marcia is prettier than she is.



* In the US version of ''Series/TheOffice'', Pam is said to be incredibly hot by several people in the office.

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* In the US version of ''Series/TheOffice'', ''Series/TheOfficeUS'', Pam is said to be incredibly hot by several people in the office.



** They seem to randomly assign somebody as more attractive than the others, and frequently talk them up as such. KellyKelly has somehow gotten the reputation (mostly thanks to JerryLawler obsessing over her) as the most beautiful Diva on the roster.
** A (usually female) stable will frequently become a group of {{Alpha Bitch}}es, will be considered, by themselves and others, the most beautiful and start to attack others female wrestlers they don't see as worthy. LayCool did it, as did {{TNA}}'s The Beautiful People, who said point-blank they were "Cleansing the World, One Ugly Person at A Time."

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** They seem to randomly assign somebody as more attractive than the others, and frequently talk them up as such. KellyKelly Wrestling/KellyKelly has somehow gotten the reputation (mostly thanks to JerryLawler Wrestling/JerryLawler obsessing over her) as the most beautiful Diva on the roster.
** A (usually female) stable will frequently become a group of {{Alpha Bitch}}es, will be considered, by themselves and others, the most beautiful and start to attack others female wrestlers they don't see as worthy. LayCool Wrestling/LayCool did it, as did {{TNA}}'s The Beautiful People, who said point-blank they were "Cleansing the World, One Ugly Person at A Time."



* ''SuikodenV'': Lyon gets a lot of attention from the males, more than any other female, even more than [[MsFanservice Jeane]]!

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* ''SuikodenV'': ''VideoGame/SuikodenV'': Lyon gets a lot of attention from the males, more than any other female, even more than [[MsFanservice Jeane]]!



* Shiki Tohno from ''{{Tsukihime}}'' finds Arcueid so beautiful, that when combined with his bloodline's impulse to kill non-humans, he is driven literally insane with bloodlust and sexual lust. Depending on the player's choice, he can even rape her.

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* Shiki Tohno from ''{{Tsukihime}}'' ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' finds Arcueid so beautiful, that when combined with his bloodline's impulse to kill non-humans, he is driven literally insane with bloodlust and sexual lust. Depending on the player's choice, he can even rape her.



* For both the games and anime, Milotic is stated to be the most beautiful {{Pokemon}} in existence. Later generations of ''Pokemon'' games introduce Pokemon Contest, which includes beauty as one of the Pokemon's primary stats, though a Pokemon with a maxed out beauty stat is going to look exactly the same as one with nothing invested in it.

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* For both the games and anime, Milotic is stated to be the most beautiful {{Pokemon}} Franchise/{{Pokemon}} in existence. Later generations of ''Pokemon'' games introduce Pokemon Contest, which includes beauty as one of the Pokemon's primary stats, though a Pokemon with a maxed out beauty stat is going to look exactly the same as one with nothing invested in it.



* In ''RiseOfTheKasai'', [[CoDragons the twins]] are apparently supposed to be attractive female sorceresses who are able to enslave the whole Horde (the ''all male'' army of the Kasai cult) through magically assisted seduction, and even manage to do this to the main hero, Rau. How much of their power was meant to be based off of actual attractiveness and how much was meant to be pure magic is never really addressed.

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* In ''RiseOfTheKasai'', ''VideoGame/RiseOfTheKasai'', [[CoDragons the twins]] are apparently supposed to be attractive female sorceresses who are able to enslave the whole Horde (the ''all male'' army of the Kasai cult) through magically assisted seduction, and even manage to do this to the main hero, Rau. How much of their power was meant to be based off of actual attractiveness and how much was meant to be pure magic is never really addressed.
19th Mar '16 11:42:16 AM Beedle
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* In an episode of ''Manga/PrincessResurrection'', one of Hiro's classmates gushes about [[AmazonChaser Riza's "firm muscles"]], even thugh she's drawn as rail-thin as every other character.
22nd Feb '16 8:47:13 AM NNinja
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* Subverted in ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors''. When Junpei sees a girl his age among the players of the [[DeadlyGame Nonary game]] he's immediately stunned setting up this and LoveAtFirstSight. Then narration goes with "he wasn't confunded by her beauty or something equally silly". Turns out the girl was his childhood friend Akane and he was shocked to see her among the players.
17th Feb '16 1:41:44 AM Adept
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* Parodied by the "Mango" sketches on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', with the notion that Chris Kattan wearing gold-colored hot pants turns straight guys gay. And EllenDeGeneres straight. And that the talent was genetic, coming from his father Papaya... played by Danny [=DeVito=].

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* Parodied by the "Mango" sketches on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', with the notion that Chris Kattan wearing gold-colored hot pants turns straight guys gay. And EllenDeGeneres Creator/EllenDeGeneres straight. And that the talent was genetic, coming from his father Papaya... played by Danny [=DeVito=].
13th Feb '16 5:44:29 PM KOman
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** Cavendish gets similar reactions as Hancock, but only from women.
19th Jan '16 5:26:56 PM Timstuff
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* Lu-Shi in ''KungFuPandaLegendsOfAwesomeness'' is played as being Po's dreamgirl, and he is instantly smitten with her and calls her "cute" multiple times. She is just a typical looking goat with some makeup, however none of the other characters find it odd that Po is attracted to her. What's more, Po doesn't really seem to notice more "conventionally attractive" female characters like Song, who couldn't seduce Po despite throwing herself at him.
19th Jan '16 4:40:46 PM pinkdalek
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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' Tifa is repeatedly described as being ridiculously good looking ('famous for being cute', according to one NPC) and it's suggested she's the most beautiful of the girls in the cast. Aeris is slightly less frequently described as gorgeous, and Cloud is referred to as 'handsome', 'nice-looking' and 'sexy' a handful of times but is usually described by other characters as being scary and intimidating. The graphics give everyone GenericCuteness, so there's no indication that Tifa's any hotter than, say, Yuffie (who describes [[AwesomeEgo herself]] as 'a babe', but is otherwise described as a skinny, boyish brat) or Elena.
10th Jan '16 1:53:13 PM DoctorCooper
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* In the ''GoldenFilms''/Pickwick Animated Classics version of ''Literature/SnowWhite'' the Wicked Queen is discribed as the fairest and most beautiful woman in all the land before Snow White gets older, this is not obvious to the viewers at all as she looks like a wrinkled old woman with big baggy eyes, a long nose, and a wart on her cheek.

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* In the ''GoldenFilms''/Pickwick ''Creator/GoldenFilms''/Pickwick Animated Classics version of ''Literature/SnowWhite'' the Wicked Queen is discribed as the fairest and most beautiful woman in all the land before Snow White gets older, this is not obvious to the viewers at all as she looks like a wrinkled old woman with big baggy eyes, a long nose, and a wart on her cheek.cheek. Averted in a second adaptation by Golden Films, where the Evil Queen looks much better.
5th Jan '16 5:33:40 PM Gitman
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* In general, this is a very common trope in [=RPGs=] that allow you to choose your character's appearance. During character creation you can beat your character with the ugly stick as much as you want, and the [=NPCs=] will still talk about how hot you are.
1st Jan '16 12:43:40 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Film/TheresSomethingAboutMary'': It's right in the title. Every male wants Mary. It's not outright stated that if it is exactly her looks, or some kind of "aura". She ''is'' played by CameronDiaz, which helps viewers understand.
** It helps that she's borderline MarySue-ishly nice, compassionate and interesting.

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* ''Film/TheresSomethingAboutMary'': It's right Everybody says that Mary is very attractive, but it's her looks combined with her personality that drives every man in the title. Every male wants Mary. It's not outright stated that if it is exactly her looks, or some kind of "aura". She ''is'' played by CameronDiaz, which helps viewers understand.
** It helps that she's borderline MarySue-ishly nice, compassionate and interesting.
film wild for her.
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