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6th Feb '17 11:31:04 AM starlight9
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* Tristan from the ''Literature/NightfallSeries''. Both his friends and his enemies, male and female alike, talk about how angelic he is. He's also a LongHairedPrettyboy and has a FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon.
31st Dec '16 11:28:04 PM Sharysa
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** Greek god Dionysus is portrayed as youthful Pretty Boy in some depictions, such as Creator/{{Euripides}}' ''Theatre/{{Bacchae}}''.

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** Greek god Dionysus is portrayed as youthful Pretty Boy in some depictions, such as Creator/{{Euripides}}' ''Theatre/{{Bacchae}}''. In the myths proper, he's an UnkemptBeauty who enjoys [[MrFanservice mysteriously losing his clothes]] and [[APartyAlsoKnownAsAnOrgy throwing legendarily wild parties.]] [[BewareTheNiceOnes Although if you get him mad, he will drive you insane or rip you apart with his bare hands.]] Many view him as a {{Foil}} to Apollo as [[OrderVsChaos the "Chaos" to Apollo's "Order."]]
30th Dec '16 5:20:02 AM Nazetrime
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* ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'': Emil has actually been called "pretty boy" by Sigrun, and has an entry on ImprobableHairstyle due to somehow maintaining extremely clean, glossy and BishieSparkle inducing chin-length hair despite working as a DemolitionsExpert handling high grade explosives AfterTheEnd.
21st Dec '16 9:35:41 AM Eievie
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Note: East Asian media (particularly Japanese and Korean) uses a related trope, {{Bishonen}}. The main difference appears to be that western media believes that males can be ''too'' pretty, and keeps the manpretty below a certain level for fear of making their heterosexual male viewers [[StupidSexyFlanders uncomfortable]] or [[ViewerGenderConfusion confused]].

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Note: [[AC:Note:]] East Asian media (particularly Japanese and Korean) uses a related trope, {{Bishonen}}. The main difference appears to be that western media believes that males can be ''too'' pretty, and keeps the manpretty below a certain level for fear of making their heterosexual male viewers [[StupidSexyFlanders uncomfortable]] or [[ViewerGenderConfusion confused]].



** Anakin Skywalker somehow manages to take the middle ground in the prequels before he was burned alive in Mustafar. On one hand, he's got wide BlueEyes, a slim figure and sweet, boyish looks which make him a PrettyBoy - especially in the 2nd prequel movie. On the other hand, he's tall, ripped and broodingly handsome which make him a total {{Hunk}} when he's older. Meanwhile, he even uses those good looks to impress the slaver queen in [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars the Kadavo arc, much to Ahsoka's chagrin]].

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** Anakin Skywalker somehow manages to take the middle ground in the prequels before he was burned alive in Mustafar. On one hand, he's got wide BlueEyes, a slim figure and sweet, boyish looks which make him a PrettyBoy - especially PrettyBoy--especially in the 2nd prequel movie. On the other hand, he's tall, ripped and broodingly handsome which make him a total {{Hunk}} when he's older. Meanwhile, he even uses those good looks to impress the slaver queen in [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars the Kadavo arc, much to Ahsoka's chagrin]].



%%* ''Literature/LesMiserables'':
%%** Enjolras.
%%** Montparnasse.
%% ** Courtesy of AdaptationalAttractiveness, we generally get an entire cast of good-looking young revolutionaries.
14th Dec '16 10:40:37 AM intastiel
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* In ''Literature/KushielsLegacy'', the d'Angeline people tend towards this thanks to [[SemiDivine angelic blood]] in their distant ancestry. The men tend to have fine features, little body hair, and not go bald in old age. Discussed when Phèdre explains to foreigners why her companion Joscelin is so darned pretty for a master warrior.
2nd Dec '16 3:06:44 AM Morgenthaler
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%%* ''Literature/TheReynardCycle'': Julien, Lord Laurent's son, is described as being one of these. He's still tough enough to be considered skilled in combat by [[{{Badass}} Isengrim]].

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%%* ''Literature/TheReynardCycle'': Julien, Lord Laurent's son, is described as being one of these. He's still tough enough to be considered skilled in combat by [[{{Badass}} Isengrim]].Isengrim.
26th Nov '16 1:05:40 PM Euodiachloris
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** Rhaegar Targaryen was a beautiful boy who -- despite being a great warrior -- was also a sensitive/emo man who liked to play the lyre. Interestingly enough, this has a habit of cropping up often enough with Targaryen princes, for it to be [[MamasBabyPapasMaybe remarked upon]] in songs, histories and stories if they ''didn't'' fit the white-haired, violet-eyed dream-boat template (as in the case of Rhaenyra Targaryen's boys with Laenor Velaryon). At least, as young men. [[IWasQuiteALooker Staying attractive, however]]... is not always possible, as the young lads who became [[AdiposeRex Aegon]] [[LoveRuinsTheRealm "The Unworthy"]] and [[MadnessMakeOver Aerys "The Mad"]] so dramatically showed. And, as Rhaegar's brother, Visaerys, (although never quite as pretty as Rhaegar, he still wasn't all ''that'' hard on the eyes, either) was beginning to prove in the main series itself, too.
** "Young Griff" is a beautiful young man who has long eye lashes and dyes his hair [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue]] [[spoiler: He's actually the son of the above-mentioned beautiful Rhaegar... or, at least, a very convincing impostor. Targaryen template: check!]]

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** Rhaegar Targaryen was a beautiful boy who -- despite being a great warrior -- was also a sensitive/emo man who liked to play the lyre. Interestingly enough, this trope regularly has a habit of cropping up often enough with Targaryen princes, princes for it to be [[MamasBabyPapasMaybe remarked upon]] in songs, histories and stories if they somehow ''didn't'' quite fit the white-haired, violet-eyed dream-boat template (as in the case of Rhaenyra Targaryen's boys with Laenor Velaryon). At least, as young men. [[IWasQuiteALooker Staying attractive, however]]... is not always possible, as the young lads who became [[AdiposeRex Aegon]] [[LoveRuinsTheRealm "The Unworthy"]] and [[MadnessMakeOver Aerys "The Mad"]] so dramatically showed. And, as Rhaegar's brother, Visaerys, (although never quite as pretty as Rhaegar, he Viserys still wasn't all ''that'' hard on the eyes, either) was beginning to prove in the main series itself, too.
** "Young Griff" is a beautiful young man who has long eye lashes and long enough to make most young ladies jealous. He also dyes his hair [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue]] in the Tyroshi manner ostensibly to honour his dead mother -- which does absolutely nothing to hide his attractiveness. [[spoiler: He's actually the white-haired son of the above-mentioned beautiful Rhaegar... Rhaegar and trying to hide the connection... or, at least, he's a very convincing impostor.impostor trying to almost hide the connection. Targaryen template: check!]]
21st Nov '16 3:46:46 PM cherrychels
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* It's implied that Henry from ''Literature/TheTimeTravelersWife'' is one. Apart from being called "pretty" on occasion, it's also mentioned that he looks a good deal like his attractive mother.

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* It's implied that Henry from ''Literature/TheTimeTravelersWife'' is one.this trope. Apart from being called "pretty" on occasion, it's also mentioned that he looks a good deal like his attractive mother.



* ''Literature/TheOutsiders'': Sodapop Curtis is described as being incredibly handsome and looking a lot like his attractive mother. Cue TheFilmOfTheBook, where he is he's played by Rob Lowe.

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* ''Literature/TheOutsiders'': Sodapop Curtis is described as being incredibly handsome and looking a lot like resembling his attractive beautiful mother. Cue TheFilmOfTheBook, where he is he's played by Rob Lowe.



* St. John Rivers from ''Literature/JaneEyre'' is tall, fair, blue-eyed and with a Grecian profile and desribed as extremely handsome several times. Mr Rochester says he's present in Jane's imagination as graceful Apollo.

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* St. John Rivers from ''Literature/JaneEyre'' is tall, fair, blue-eyed and with a Grecian profile and desribed described as extremely handsome several times. Mr Rochester says he's present in Jane's imagination as graceful Apollo.



** Jon Snow is prettier than half of Craster's daughters, according to Craster himself. And both of Tormund's daughters. He's also called "pretty" by Orell, Tormund, Ygritte...

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** Jon Snow is prettier than half of Craster's daughters, according to Craster himself. And both of Tormund's daughters. He's also called "pretty" pretty by Orell, Tormund, Ygritte...



** Archie Kennedy, played by the always awesome Creator/JamieBamber. He has longish fair hair, innocent blue eyes, a chiselled jaw line, a cutest smile ever, and a body of a sailor. He is a {{Foil}} to [[TheHero Horatio's]] [[TallDarkAndHandsome taller and darker charms]].

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** Archie Kennedy, played by the always awesome Creator/JamieBamber. He has longish fair hair, innocent blue eyes, a chiselled jaw line, a the cutest smile ever, and a has the body of a sailor. He is a {{Foil}} to [[TheHero Horatio's]] [[TallDarkAndHandsome taller and darker charms]].



* ''Series/LawAndOrderUK'': When he isn't being hit on because of his good looks, the gorgeous DS Matt Devlin (also played by the abovementioned "always awesome" Creator/JamieBamber) is somehow being insulted because of them--a corrupt cop sneeringly refers to him as "your boy-band partner", a juvenile delinquent suspect tauntingly tells him "you've got a gay face", and even the man suspected of being behind [[spoiler: his murder--he isn't, ironically]], sarcastically refers to him as "pretty-boy cop".

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* ''Series/LawAndOrderUK'': When he isn't being hit on because of his good looks, the gorgeous DS Matt Devlin (also played by the abovementioned above-mentioned "always awesome" Creator/JamieBamber) is somehow being insulted because of them--a corrupt cop sneeringly refers to him as "your boy-band partner", a juvenile delinquent suspect tauntingly tells him "you've got a gay face", and even the man suspected of being behind [[spoiler: his murder--he isn't, ironically]], sarcastically refers to him as "pretty-boy cop".



%% * ''Webcomic/AlienDice'' has Lexx. Who, in a noncanon segment from Cafe Anime, got kidnapped, blasted with a jar of [[BishieSparkle bishi glitter]], and paraded around in a leash and an undershirt as a demonstration of "How To Bishi". And who has a large fan base in Canon.

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%% * ''Webcomic/AlienDice'' has Lexx. Who, in a noncanon non-canon segment from Cafe Anime, got kidnapped, blasted with a jar of [[BishieSparkle bishi glitter]], and paraded around in a leash and an undershirt as a demonstration of "How To Bishi". And who has a large fan base in Canon.
21st Nov '16 3:39:58 PM cherrychels
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** Bobby Drake's dainty facial features quickly communicate to the audience that he's a good-hearted person. This is especially true in the [[Film/XMen1 first movie]], where he was only a minor character, but viewers were able to tell right away that "the cute guy" is sincere when trying to befriend Rogue. Moroever, being forced to abandon his family in the [[Film/X2XMenUnited second film]] is more painful when his expression is very much like a puppy dog who has just been kicked.

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** Bobby Drake's dainty facial features quickly communicate to the audience that he's a good-hearted person. This is especially true in the [[Film/XMen1 first movie]], where he was only a minor character, but viewers were able to tell right away that "the cute guy" is sincere when trying to befriend Rogue. Moroever, Moreover, being forced to abandon his family in the [[Film/X2XMenUnited second film]] is more painful when his expression is very much like a puppy dog who has just been kicked.



** Joffrey Baratheon--who is said to look like a girl by Jon Snow--and is described as a combination of his sister Myrcella and his uncle[[spoiler:/father]] Jaime (who is also called pretty).
** Rhaegar Targaryen was a beautiful boy who--despite being a great warrior--was also a sensitive/emo man who liked to play the lyre. Interestingly enough, this has a habit of cropping up often enough with Targaryen princes for it to be [[MamasBabyPapasMaybe remarked upon]] in songs, histories and stories if they ''didn't'' fit the white-haired, violet-eyed dream-boat template (as in the case of Rhaenyra Targaryen's boys with Laenor Velaryon). At least, as young men. [[IWasQuiteALooker Staying attractive, however]]... is not always possible, as the young lads who became [[AdiposeRex Aegon]] [[LoveRuinsTheRealm "The Unworthy"]] and [[MadnessMakeOver Aerys "The Mad"]] so dramatically showed. And, as Rhaegar's brother, Visaerys, (althoigh never quite as pretty as Rhaegar, he still wasn't all ''that'' hard on the eyes, either) was beginning to prove in the main series itself, too.

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** Joffrey Baratheon--who Baratheon -- who is said to look like a girl by Jon Snow--and Snow -- and is described as a combination of his sister Myrcella and his uncle[[spoiler:/father]] Jaime (who is also called pretty).
** Rhaegar Targaryen was a beautiful boy who--despite who -- despite being a great warrior--was warrior -- was also a sensitive/emo man who liked to play the lyre. Interestingly enough, this has a habit of cropping up often enough with Targaryen princes princes, for it to be [[MamasBabyPapasMaybe remarked upon]] in songs, histories and stories if they ''didn't'' fit the white-haired, violet-eyed dream-boat template (as in the case of Rhaenyra Targaryen's boys with Laenor Velaryon). At least, as young men. [[IWasQuiteALooker Staying attractive, however]]... is not always possible, as the young lads who became [[AdiposeRex Aegon]] [[LoveRuinsTheRealm "The Unworthy"]] and [[MadnessMakeOver Aerys "The Mad"]] so dramatically showed. And, as Rhaegar's brother, Visaerys, (althoigh (although never quite as pretty as Rhaegar, he still wasn't all ''that'' hard on the eyes, either) was beginning to prove in the main series itself, too.



** Satin, a former male prostitute who joins the Night's Watch, is very pretty, as Jon is prone to remind us.

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** Satin, a former male prostitute who joins the Night's Watch, is very pretty, as Jon is prone to remind us.described with pretty characteristics rather than handsome.



** Jon Snow is prettier than half of Craster's daughters, according to Craster himself. And both of Tormund's daughters.

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** Jon Snow is prettier than half of Craster's daughters, according to Craster himself. And both of Tormund's daughters. He's also called "pretty" by Orell, Tormund, Ygritte...
21st Nov '16 8:07:30 AM rjd1922
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* Newt in ''Film/TheMazeRunnerSeries'', as portrayed by Thomas Brodie Sangster, with his soft, almost androgynous facial features and blond hair.

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* Newt in ''Film/TheMazeRunnerSeries'', as portrayed by Thomas Brodie Sangster, Brodie-Sangster, with his soft, almost androgynous facial features and blond hair.
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