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2nd Sep '17 3:12:14 PM Kartoonkid95
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* [[ShoutOut The]] [[HunchbackOfNotreDame Hunchback of Nowhere,]] in ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'' is alleged to be this. While [[TheGrotesque he is outwardly very ugly,]] he gets into a brief spat with Eustace, who levels one of these insults at him.
--> '''Eustace:''' You've got a face that could crack a ''sink!''

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* [[ShoutOut The]] [[HunchbackOfNotreDame ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'': In "The Hunchback of Nowhere,]] in ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'' is alleged Nowhere", Eustace says to be this. While [[TheGrotesque he is outwardly very ugly,]] he gets into a brief spat with Eustace, who levels one of these insults at him.
--> '''Eustace:''' You've
the titular hunchback, "You've got a face that could crack a ''sink!''''sink!''"




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* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'': In ''Senorella and the Glass Hurache'', a Mexican take on the Cinderella story, one of Senorella's mean stepsisters shatters a mirror by grinning into it.
9th Jun '17 6:03:41 AM CaptainTedium
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* This trope turns up in the ''WesternAnimation/BumpInTheNight'' episode "Beauty and the Bump" when Mr. Bumpy and friends are discussing ways they can free the antique princess doll from her glass case. Squishington mentions that he once saw Mr. Bumpy's face crack a mirror and proposes that his face can also affect glass. Bumpy figures that using his ugliness to break the glass case is worth a try and proves Squishington's claim of his ugliness breaking mirrors, but after that his ugliness ends up breaking or melting everything around him except the princess's glass case.
27th May '17 3:46:46 AM CaptainTedium
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPKofuLveSU This]] Timex commercial.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPKofuLveSU This]] Timex commercial.
commercial demonstrates a humorous exaggeration of the trope by having an old woman's gaze breaking not only her mirror, but also a man's glasses, a car window, and various other items made of glass except for the brand of watch being advertised.
25th Mar '17 12:29:26 AM CaptainTedium
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Madballs}}'' episode "Gross Jokes", the scene in the beginning where the Madballs are introduced shows Freakella looking at herself in the mirror and being shocked when it suddenly breaks.
6th Dec '16 7:12:24 AM Vir
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--> '''Eustace:''' "You've got a face that could crack a ''sink!''

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--> '''Eustace:''' "You've You've got a face that could crack a ''sink!''
23rd Sep '16 7:15:23 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Happens with ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' at the beginning of his first movie. Though considering as he prides himself on being disgusting and ugly, he probably takes this as a compliment.
* Used during the musical selection "A Guy Like You" in Disney's ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' after the gargoyles slap a giant 1800s powder wig on Quasimodo only to find it makes him so ugly he cracks the mirror.

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* Happens with ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' at the beginning of his first movie. Though considering as he prides himself on being disgusting and ugly, he probably [[InsultBackfire takes this as a compliment.
compliment]].
* Used during the musical selection "A Guy Like You" in Disney's ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' after the gargoyles slap a giant 1800s 18th Century powder wig on Quasimodo only to find it makes him so ugly he cracks the mirror.
29th Aug '16 3:06:45 PM margdean56
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A common comedy trope, especially in western animation, a character's ugliness is frequently conveyed by his (or her) smiling into a mirror, and the mirror cracks as a result. A type of InformedFlaw sometimes, specially when its featured in a visual media.

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A common comedy trope, especially in western animation, a character's ugliness is frequently conveyed by his (or her) smiling into a mirror, and the mirror cracks as a result. A type of InformedFlaw sometimes, specially when its it's featured in a visual media.
medium.
6th Aug '16 1:37:11 PM Vir
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-->'''Seagoon:''' Now, let me view myself in the commissioned-ranks-only mirror.
-->''[Shattering]''
-->'''Willium:''' Ooh, it's never done that before, mate.
-->'''Seagoon:''' Well, I'll make damn sure it doesn't do it again. Take it out and shoot it!

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-->'''Seagoon:''' Now, let me view myself in the commissioned-ranks-only mirror.
-->''[Shattering]''
-->'''Willium:'''
mirror.\\
''[Shattering]''\\
'''Willium:'''
Ooh, it's never done that before, mate.
-->'''Seagoon:'''
mate.\\
'''Seagoon:'''
Well, I'll make damn sure it doesn't do it again. Take it out and shoot it!



* In ''Ultimate MortalKombat 3'', Mileena's Friendship features her removing her mask and looking at her hideous face in a mirror, which then shatters (followed by [[BigBad Shao Kahn]] saying "[[SarcasmMode Pretty.]]").
* Something of an {{Informed Attribute}} in the {{VideoGame/Tropico}} series of games. One of the attributes you can get is termed, [[CaptainObvious for obvious reasons]], "Ugly" with the description "The Mirrors in your house didn't break. ''[[UpToEleven They committed suicide.]]'' When your wife saw you, she screamed and swam across the Atlantic to flee you."
** In Tropico 4, another addition is made [[CrossesTheLineTwice "The Middle Eastern leaders like your resemblance to a Camel, and thus enjoy meeting you."]] This gives a increase in relations with the Middle East, depending on how ugly you are.

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* In ''Ultimate MortalKombat 3'', ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombat3 Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3]]'', Mileena's Friendship features her removing her mask and looking at her hideous face in a mirror, which then shatters (followed by [[BigBad Shao Kahn]] saying "[[SarcasmMode Pretty.]]").
* Something of an {{Informed Attribute}} InformedAttribute in the {{VideoGame/Tropico}} ''VideoGame/{{Tropico}}'' series of games. One of the attributes you can get is termed, [[CaptainObvious for obvious reasons]], "Ugly" with the description "The Mirrors in your house didn't break. ''[[UpToEleven They committed suicide.]]'' When your wife saw you, she screamed and swam across the Atlantic to flee you."
** In Tropico 4, ''Tropico 4'', another addition is made [[CrossesTheLineTwice "The Middle Eastern leaders like your resemblance to a Camel, and thus enjoy meeting you."]] This gives a an increase in relations with the Middle East, depending on how ugly you are.
1st Aug '16 5:14:09 PM Morgenthaler
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* Used in the ''[[Film/TheThreeStooges Three Stooges]]'' short "Gypped in the Penthouse" - Larry, wondering if he really is ''that'' ugly (after stopping a clock by looking at it), asks "Mirror Mirror on the Wall, Who's the FairestOfThemAll?" and it promptly shatters - "I break more mirrors that way!"

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* Used in the ''[[Film/TheThreeStooges Three Stooges]]'' short "Gypped in the Penthouse" - Larry, wondering if he really is ''that'' ugly (after stopping a clock by looking at it), asks "Mirror Mirror on the Wall, Who's the FairestOfThemAll?" and it promptly shatters - "I break more mirrors that way!"
Films -- Animated ]]



* Done earlier with Mike Myers in ''Film/AustinPowersTheSpyWhoShaggedMe'' when his [[BritishTeeth smile]] caused his rear view mirror to crack.

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* Done earlier with Mike Myers Used during the musical selection "A Guy Like You" in ''Film/AustinPowersTheSpyWhoShaggedMe'' when his [[BritishTeeth smile]] caused his rear view mirror Disney's ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' after the gargoyles slap a giant 1800s powder wig on Quasimodo only to find it makes him so ugly he cracks the mirror.
* Gnorga, the queen of trolls in ''WesternAnimation/ATrollInCentralPark''. During her VillainSong, she passes a series of mirrors, each one cracking to a more severe degree than the last, until she torches the last one before it can
crack.



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* Used in the ''[[Film/TheThreeStooges Three Stooges]]'' short "Gypped in the Penthouse" - Larry, wondering if he really is ''that'' ugly (after stopping a clock by looking at it), asks "Mirror Mirror on the Wall, Who's the FairestOfThemAll?" and it promptly shatters - "I break more mirrors that way!"
* Done earlier with Mike Myers in ''Film/AustinPowersTheSpyWhoShaggedMe'' when his [[BritishTeeth smile]] caused his rear view mirror to crack.

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* Used during the musical selection "A Guy Like You" in Disney's ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' after the gargoyles slap a giant 1800s powder wig on Quasimodo only to find it makes him so ugly he cracks the mirror.



* Gnorga, the queen of trolls in ''WesternAnimation/ATrollInCentralPark''. During her VillainSong, she passes a series of mirrors, each one cracking to a more severe degree than the last, until she torches the last one before it can crack.
1st Aug '16 5:12:48 PM Morgenthaler
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* Done earlier with Mike Myers in ''AustinPowers: The Spy Who Shagged Me'' when his [[BritishTeeth smile]] caused his rear view mirror to crack.

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* Done earlier with Mike Myers in ''AustinPowers: The Spy Who Shagged Me'' ''Film/AustinPowersTheSpyWhoShaggedMe'' when his [[BritishTeeth smile]] caused his rear view mirror to crack.
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