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21st Aug '16 5:43:43 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' looks aren't described despite her having [[WhenSheSmiles a striking smile]], and she gets a mixed reception after picking a sexy dress at Wall Market, but can make money off overcharging creepy men for flowers. The graphics give everyone GenericCuteness, so there's no visual indication that Tifa's any hotter than Aeris (who many players prefer) or, say, Yuffie or Elena. For the boys, Cloud is referred to as being 'handsome', 'nice-looking', 'cute', etc., but characters also observe that he's scary, intimidating, skinny and has a terrible hairstyle. Most fans preferred to present him as a [[SelfFanservice conventionally beautiful]] young man with a stylish emo-kid haircut, which [[AdaptationalAttractiveness carried over to the sequels and prequels]] - enough that when VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIIRemake'' showed Cloud as good-looking but [[NothingButSkinAndBones unpleasantly thin]] and pale, it was a shock.

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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' looks aren't described despite her having [[WhenSheSmiles a striking smile]], and she gets a mixed reception after picking a sexy dress at Wall Market, but can make money off overcharging creepy men for flowers. The graphics give everyone GenericCuteness, so there's no visual indication that Tifa's any hotter than Aeris (who many players prefer) or, say, Yuffie or Elena. For the boys, Cloud is referred to as being 'handsome', 'nice-looking', 'cute', etc., but characters also observe that he's scary, intimidating, skinny and has a terrible hairstyle. Most fans preferred to present him as a [[SelfFanservice conventionally beautiful]] young man with a stylish emo-kid haircut, which [[AdaptationalAttractiveness carried over to the sequels and prequels]] - enough that when VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIIRemake'' ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIIRemake'' showed Cloud as good-looking but [[NothingButSkinAndBones unpleasantly thin]] and pale, it was a shock.
21st Aug '16 5:43:24 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' looks aren't described despite her having [[WhenSheSmiles a striking smile]], and she gets a mixed reception after picking a sexy dress at Wall Market, but can make money off overcharging creepy men for flowers. The graphics give everyone GenericCuteness, so there's no visual indication that Tifa's any hotter than Aeris (who many players prefer) or, say, Yuffie or Elena. For the boys, Cloud is referred to as being 'handsome', 'nice-looking', 'cute', etc., but characters also observe that he's scary, intimidating, skinny and has a terrible hairstyle. Most fans prefer to present him as being [[SelfFanservice conventionally beautiful]] and the sequels and prequels [[AdaptationalAttractiveness ran with this]] - enough that when VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIIRemake'' showed Cloud as good-looking but [[NothingButSkinAndBones unpleasantly thin]] and pale, it was a shock.

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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' looks aren't described despite her having [[WhenSheSmiles a striking smile]], and she gets a mixed reception after picking a sexy dress at Wall Market, but can make money off overcharging creepy men for flowers. The graphics give everyone GenericCuteness, so there's no visual indication that Tifa's any hotter than Aeris (who many players prefer) or, say, Yuffie or Elena. For the boys, Cloud is referred to as being 'handsome', 'nice-looking', 'cute', etc., but characters also observe that he's scary, intimidating, skinny and has a terrible hairstyle. Most fans prefer preferred to present him as being a [[SelfFanservice conventionally beautiful]] and the sequels and prequels young man with a stylish emo-kid haircut, which [[AdaptationalAttractiveness ran with this]] carried over to the sequels and prequels]] - enough that when VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIIRemake'' showed Cloud as good-looking but [[NothingButSkinAndBones unpleasantly thin]] and pale, it was a shock.
21st Aug '16 5:39:51 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.

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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 Aeris' looks aren't described as gorgeous, despite her having [[WhenSheSmiles a striking smile]], and Cloud is referred to as 'handsome', 'nice-looking' and 'sexy' she gets a handful of times mixed reception after picking a sexy dress at Wall Market, but is usually described by other characters as being scary and intimidating. can make money off overcharging creepy men for flowers. The graphics give everyone GenericCuteness, so there's no visual indication that Tifa's any hotter than, than Aeris (who many players prefer) or, say, Yuffie (who describes [[AwesomeEgo herself]] or Elena. For the boys, Cloud is referred to as 'a babe', being 'handsome', 'nice-looking', 'cute', etc., but is otherwise described characters also observe that he's scary, intimidating, skinny and has a terrible hairstyle. Most fans prefer to present him as being [[SelfFanservice conventionally beautiful]] and the sequels and prequels [[AdaptationalAttractiveness ran with this]] - enough that when VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIIRemake'' showed Cloud as good-looking but [[NothingButSkinAndBones unpleasantly thin]] and pale, it was a skinny, boyish brat) or Elena.shock.
18th Aug '16 12:09:14 PM Kotomikun
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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'': Homura is supposed to be beautiful, going by Sayaka's reaction of "Wow, she's gorgeous!" the first time she walks into the classroom (the rest of the class seems to agree). But as far as the audience can tell, she has essentially the same hexagonal face as everyone else. She used to be HollywoodHomely--before [[spoiler:the GroundhogDayLoop got going]]--but apparently LettingHerHairDown, [[TheGlassesGottaGo ditching her glasses]], and adopting a mild DeathGlare was all it took to make her impressively attractive. She reverts to her old appearance in TheMovie, probably because a large portion of the fans thought it was [[{{Moe}} cute]].
17th Aug '16 4:01:56 PM pinkdalek
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** The InhumanlyBeautifulRace the Thals in "The Daleks", especially Alydon, a man considered to be unusually beautiful even amongst the Thals and is even described by Susan as "perfect."

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** The InhumanlyBeautifulRace the Thals in "The Daleks", especially Alydon, a man considered to be unusually beautiful even amongst the Thals and is even described by Susan as "perfect." The actor playing Alydon is highly attractive but not so much more than the [[SlidingScaleOfBeauty Common Beauties]] Ian and Susan.


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* WesternAnimation/BoJackHorseman is described as being extremely, ruggedly handsome, with a 'natural charisma' and a cute little pink patch on his nose. He's so attractive that he's considered to look like a bankable leading man despite his has-been reputation and [[IAmNotSpock the fact that he's been typecast as one particular character]]; he's also irresistible to extremely hot, decades-younger women despite being ageing, overweight, a sexual underperformer and having a [[JerkassWoobie disastrous trashcan-fire of a personality]]. None of this is available to the viewer on account of him being a [[FunnyAnimal horse]].
16th Jul '16 12:42:10 PM supergod
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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.
10th Jul '16 4:32:52 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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** 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. Wrestling/LayCool did it, as did {{TNA}}'s Wrestling/TheBeautifulPeople, who said point-blank they were "Cleansing the World, One Ugly Person at A Time."

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** 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. Wrestling/LayCool did it, as did {{TNA}}'s Wrestling/{{TNA}}'s Wrestling/TheBeautifulPeople, who said point-blank they were "Cleansing the World, One Ugly Person at A Time."
23rd Jun '16 12:58:20 PM captainpat
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** Played with in regards to Rory in ''Series/DoctorWho'' When Rory is first introduced, he's presented as much less attractive than another friend of Amy's. The Doctor expresses some shock that Amy, who is played by a former runway model, would go out with someone who looks like Rory. Making fun of his CleopatraNose is also a RunningGag for several episodes. The Dream Lord [[spoiler:who is actually the Doctor's split personality]] refers to the Doctor as the "handsome hero" in comparison to Rory. Later, however, the TARDIS refers to Rory as "the pretty one," to the Doctor's shock. Amy also calls him "the most beautiful man in the world," though she seems to be talking about him as a person.

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** Played with in regards to Rory in ''Series/DoctorWho'' When Rory is first introduced, he's presented as much less attractive than another friend of Amy's. The Doctor expresses some shock that Amy, who is played by a former runway model, would go out with someone who looks like Rory. Making fun of his CleopatraNose nose is also a RunningGag for several episodes. The Dream Lord [[spoiler:who is actually the Doctor's split personality]] refers to the Doctor as the "handsome hero" in comparison to Rory. Later, however, the TARDIS refers to Rory as "the pretty one," to the Doctor's shock. Amy also calls him "the most beautiful man in the world," though she seems to be talking about him as a person.
16th Jun '16 6:04:56 AM Adept
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* Harumi Sakamoto from ''Manga/FamilyComplex'' has hordes of [[EveneTheGuysWantHim male and female fans]] due to his looks, and everyone in his (all-boys) school could only talk about how beautiful/handsome he is when they lay eyes on him. This was taken UpToEleven when he makes a brief appearance in ''Manga/PrincessPrincess'', where his smile could bring everyone to their knees. However, every named character introduced in both series are just as attractive, and while many of these other characters are regarded as good-looking in-universe, they don't receive as much attention as Harumi does.

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* Harumi Sakamoto from ''Manga/FamilyComplex'' has hordes of [[EveneTheGuysWantHim [[EvenTheGuysWantHim male and female fans]] due to his looks, and everyone in his (all-boys) school could only talk about how beautiful/handsome he is when they lay eyes on him. This was taken UpToEleven when he makes a brief appearance in ''Manga/PrincessPrincess'', where his smile could bring everyone to their knees. However, every named character introduced in both series are just as attractive, and while many of these other characters are regarded as good-looking in-universe, they don't receive as much attention as Harumi does.
16th Jun '16 6:03:40 AM Adept
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* Harumi Sakamoto from ''Manga/FamilyComplex'' is apparently so handsome that his mere presence makes both [[EvenTheGuysWantHim men and women go gaga]] over him. When he makes a brief appearance in ''Manga/PrincessPrincess'', everyone started clamoring on how handsome/beautiful he is, and his smile could bring people down to their knees. However, every named character introduced in both series are attractive looking, and while many of these other characters are regarded as good-looking as well, they don't receive as much attention as Harumi does.

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* Harumi Sakamoto from ''Manga/FamilyComplex'' is apparently so handsome that has hordes of [[EveneTheGuysWantHim male and female fans]] due to his mere presence makes both [[EvenTheGuysWantHim men looks, and women go gaga]] over everyone in his (all-boys) school could only talk about how beautiful/handsome he is when they lay eyes on him. When This was taken UpToEleven when he makes a brief appearance in ''Manga/PrincessPrincess'', everyone started clamoring on how handsome/beautiful he is, and where his smile could bring people down everyone to their knees. However, every named character introduced in both series are attractive looking, just as attractive, and while many of these other characters are regarded as good-looking as well, in-universe, they don't receive as much attention as Harumi does.
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