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8th Nov '17 5:13:53 PM CompletelyNormalGuy
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* In ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors'', the characters comment on how old Lotus is. She's 40 and doesn't really "look" old. Though you could argue that the ones who comment on it the most ([[TheHero Junpei]], [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Santa]], and [[TheBigGuy Seven]]) are simply doing with it to mess with her. Junpei actually seems a bit... overwhelmed by her presence when he first meets her, and at one point [[TheChick June]] laments that she knows guys would prefer someone who looks like Lotus over herself. It should be telling that she manages to pull off a {{Stripperiffic}}, AbsoluteCleavage harem-girl outfit at 40.

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* In ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors'', the 'VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors'':
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characters comment on how old Lotus is. She's 40 and doesn't really "look" old. Though you could argue that the ones who comment on it the most ([[TheHero Junpei]], [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Santa]], and [[TheBigGuy Seven]]) are simply doing with it to mess with her. Junpei actually seems a bit... overwhelmed by her presence when he first meets her, and at one point [[TheChick June]] laments that she knows guys would prefer someone who looks like Lotus over herself. It should be telling that she manages to pull off a {{Stripperiffic}}, AbsoluteCleavage harem-girl outfit at 40.
8th Nov '17 10:25:14 AM Diem
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** In a milder example June mentions that Clover has better skin that her. Both characters have perfectly clear anime skin.
23rd Sep '17 6:27:03 AM ironballs16
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*** In the alternate universe episode, Meg in another universe is shown to be smoking hot with long hair, a curvy frame, and her breasts being two cup sizes bigger than they usually are (unfortunately for her, every other woman in that universe got the same hotness boost, so she's still ugly by that universe's standards.)

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*** In the alternate universe episode, Meg in another universe is shown to be smoking hot with long hair, a curvy frame, and her breasts being two cup sizes bigger than they usually are (unfortunately for her, every other woman in that universe got the same hotness boost, [[CantCatchUp so she's still ugly by that universe's standards.standards]].)
13th Sep '17 7:49:23 PM SSJMagus
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* The "eta" or "burakumin" race in Japan, which has NO difference from the other social castes.

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* The "eta" or "burakumin" race in Japan, which has NO difference from the other social castes. Traditionally their "deformity" was considered spiritual in nature, because the undesirable jobs they worked were "tainted". The lack of any actual identifying traits meant that in the pre-Shogunate era it was possible for them to assimilate into higher castes (some even becoming samurai) if a daimyō found their services valuable enough to conceal their heritage, but the Tokugawa Shogunate cut off this avenue of advancement by making all of the castes more rigidly hereditary. Unsurprisingly, many of the burakumin ended up joining the {{Yakuza}} because [[EqualOpportunityEvil it didn't care about castes]] and to this day the large majority of Yazuka are thought to be of burakumin descent.
13th Sep '17 7:18:26 PM SSJMagus
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* The Cagots in France and northern Spain, who faced centuries of intense prejudice despite having ''no'' ethnic, culture, or religious differences from the other residents of the region. To make it more bizarre, ''no one even knows why they were hated'', and moreover, there's no evidence that anyone ''ever'' knew why. A literal application of the trope was the claim that Cagots had a tail, sometimes also said of the Jews. This has lead to speculation that the Cagots descended from a religious minority such as Pagans, Arrian Goths, Muslims, Cathars or even early Christians that were hated by their Pagan neighbors and [[MindScrew remained hated even after the others converted to Christianity themselves.]] Other claims were that Cagots were born with no ear lobes, that they had an ear bigger than the other or that they were all infected with leprosy.

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* The Cagots in France and northern Spain, who faced centuries of intense prejudice despite having ''no'' ethnic, culture, or religious differences from the other residents of the region. To make it more bizarre, ''no one even knows why they were hated'', and moreover, there's no evidence that anyone ''ever'' knew why. A literal application of the trope was the claim that Cagots had a tail, sometimes also said of the Jews. This has lead to speculation that the Cagots descended from a religious minority such as Pagans, Arrian Goths, Muslims, Cathars or even early Christians that were hated by their Pagan neighbors and [[MindScrew remained hated even after the others converted to Christianity themselves.]] Other claims were that Cagots were born with no ear lobes, that they had an ear bigger than the other or that they were all infected with leprosy.leprosy, though these were all proven false by medical examinations of Cagots at least as early as 1683. The only "identifying feature" of a Cagot was that their parents were known Cagots. Because of this, during the French Revolution, Cagot families broke into government offices and burned all birth records, then fled to other parts of France where nobody would remember them as being Cagots. At this point Cagots essentially vanished from history, because nobody could tell who was a Cagot anymore.
6th Sep '17 9:56:53 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* In ''Film/TheLastAirbender'', Prince Zuko is implied to be hideously scarred like his cartoon equivalent. Instead all we get are some barely discernible discolorations, that at worst, might be lumps. Chalked up to terrible makeup artistry in this case.

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* In ''Film/TheLastAirbender'', Prince Zuko is implied to be hideously gruesomely scarred like his cartoon equivalent. Instead all we get are some barely discernible discolorations, that at worst, might be lumps. Chalked up to terrible makeup artistry in this case.
4th Sep '17 8:40:18 PM Vir
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* Hayley in ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad''. She apparently has a very masculine face, to the point where she's sometimes mistaken for a man.

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* Hayley in ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad''. ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' She apparently has a very masculine face, to the point where she's sometimes mistaken for a man.


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*** In "Dr. C and the Women" Meg becomes popular at her new job as airport security because she's the most attractive employee there, a jealous co-worker saying that she's the only one there who isn't shaped like a potato.
1st Sep '17 11:28:44 AM CompletelyNormalGuy
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* ''Serie/KindredTheEmbraced'': the Nosferatus become this through AdaptationalAttractiveness. In [[TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade the game this series based on]], they are [[TheGrotesque all hideously deformed to such a degree they can in no way pass for humans]]. The show despicts them as merely bald with longer lobes, but otherwise fairly human-looking... which makes it really strange when the show acts as if they were just as deformed as in the game.

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* ''Serie/KindredTheEmbraced'': ''Series/KindredTheEmbraced'': the Nosferatus become this through AdaptationalAttractiveness. In [[TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade the game this series based on]], they are [[TheGrotesque all hideously deformed to such a degree they can in no way pass for humans]]. The show despicts them as merely bald with longer lobes, but otherwise fairly human-looking... which makes it really strange when the show acts as if they were just as deformed as in the game.
1st Sep '17 2:08:09 AM Theokal3
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* ''Serie/KindredTheEmbraced'': the Nosferatus become this through AdaptationalAttractiveness. In [[TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade the game this series based on]], they are [[TheGrotesque all hideously deformed to such a degree they can in no way pass for humans]]. The show despicts them as merely bald with longer lobes, but otherwise fairly human-looking... which makes it really strange when the show acts as if they were just as deformed as in the game.
30th Aug '17 8:16:53 PM thecarolinabull01
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* An interesting case in ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' is Helga Pataki. While she actually does look very odd (she has a BigOlUnibrow, a bulbous nose, billy goat-like ears, a large overbite and a scrawny build) [[CastOfSnowflakes so do most of the other characters]] (the title character has a football shaped head for crying out loud!). Yet Helga is always the one who is called out for being ugly. She's even mistaken for a boy a few times, despite the fact that her [[LimitedWardrobe standard outfit]] is a [[TomboyWithAGirlyStreak pink dress]].

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* An interesting case in ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' is Helga Pataki. While she actually does look very odd (she has a BigOlUnibrow, a bulbous nose, billy goat-like ears, a large overbite and a scrawny build) [[CastOfSnowflakes so do most of the other characters]] (the title character has a football shaped head for crying out loud!). Yet Helga is always the one who is called out for being ugly. She's even mistaken for a boy a few times, despite the fact that her [[LimitedWardrobe standard outfit]] is a [[TomboyWithAGirlyStreak pink dress]]. There's even some HypocriticalHumor with Harold making fun of Helga's unibrow even though he has one too and is overall far less pleasant to look at than Helga is.
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