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4th Jul '17 4:15:37 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** ComicBook/{{Rogue}} originally started out as a rather homely, "butch" looking woman and a member of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. After her HeelFaceTurn she seemed to get progressively more attractive as her popularity increased, until she became the sultry southern belle she's known for being today (right around the time Jim Lee took over art chores, not-so-coincidentally). This one also has in-story explanation, since after the X-Men's rough battle with Nimrod that led to Nightcrawler and Rachel Summers going MIA, Rogue spent all night looking for them, but noticed that she looked like hell when passing a reflective window. Once the stores opened in the morning, she went to the mall for a makeover and liked how she looked. While her new clothes sadly [[DoomedNewClothes didn't last]], she most likely got in the habit of caring more about her appearance since then.

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** ComicBook/{{Rogue}} originally started out as a rather homely, "butch" looking woman and a member of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. After her HeelFaceTurn she seemed to get progressively more attractive as her popularity increased, until she became the sultry southern belle SouthernBelle she's known for being today (right around the time Jim Lee took over art chores, not-so-coincidentally). This one also has in-story explanation, since after the X-Men's rough battle with Nimrod that led to Nightcrawler and Rachel Summers going MIA, Rogue spent all night looking for them, but noticed that she looked like hell when passing a reflective window. Once the stores opened in the morning, she went to the mall for a makeover and liked how she looked. While her new clothes sadly [[DoomedNewClothes didn't last]], she most likely got in the habit of caring more about her appearance since then.



* Cinderella's stepmother and stepsisters are commonly mentioned as unattractive (it is pantomime tradition for the sisters to be played by men after all). In Disney's ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'' they are genuinely unsightly and the stepmother is quite old. Various retellings and adaptations make the sisters cuter - highlighting their ugly personalities rather than their appearance - and the stepmother usually looks much younger. Even in Disney's live action [[{{Film/Cinderella2015}} remake]], the stepmother is portrayed as an attractive redhead, while the sisters are just garishly dressed (the narration saying they were only ugly on the inside). The FairyGodmother is another case; originally envisioned as a sweet grandmotherly type, she's become more of a FairySexy with a PimpedOutDress.

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* Cinderella's stepmother and stepsisters are commonly mentioned as unattractive (it is pantomime {{pantomime}} tradition for the sisters to be played by men after all). In Disney's ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'' they are genuinely unsightly and the stepmother is quite old. Various retellings and adaptations make the sisters cuter - highlighting their ugly personalities rather than their appearance - and the stepmother usually looks much younger. Even in Disney's live action [[{{Film/Cinderella2015}} remake]], the stepmother is portrayed as an attractive redhead, while the sisters are just garishly dressed (the narration saying they were only ugly on the inside). The FairyGodmother is another case; originally envisioned as a sweet grandmotherly type, she's become more of a FairySexy with a PimpedOutDress.



* Martha Cox, one of the side characters in the ''Film/HighSchoolMusical'' series. In the first she's a one-off gag character, a stereotypical fat nerd girl who reveals she's also a talented rapper. Her role is expanded in the second film, and by the third she's slimmed down to HollywoodPudgy at best, her clothes have gone from dowdy to a Cyndi Lauper-esque "quirky '80s girl" look, and she seems to have gotten a lot more popular, too, becoming a cheerleader and head of the prom committee.

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* Martha Cox, one of the side characters in the ''Film/HighSchoolMusical'' series. In the first she's a one-off gag character, a stereotypical fat nerd girl who reveals [[HiddenDepths she's also a talented rapper.rapper]]. Her role is expanded in the second film, and by the third she's slimmed down to HollywoodPudgy at best, her clothes have gone from dowdy to a Cyndi Lauper-esque "quirky '80s girl" look, and she seems to have gotten a lot more popular, too, becoming a cheerleader and head of the prom committee.



** Inverted, however, with Watson, who was something of a ladies' man in the books, and was rather intelligent in his own right, but turned into Holmes's dumpy idiot sidekick in many adaptations thanks to the popularity of the Creator/BasilRathbone films. In the 1980s, [[Series/TheAdventuresOfSherlockHolmesAndDoctorWatson the Soviet adaptation]] and later the Granada version of ''Series/SherlockHolmes'' restored Watson to his original characterization, and most live-action adaptations (film and series) have followed this example.

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** Inverted, however, with Watson, who was something of a ladies' man in the books, and was rather intelligent in his own right, but turned into Holmes's dumpy idiot sidekick in many adaptations thanks to the popularity of the Creator/BasilRathbone films. In the 1980s, [[Series/TheAdventuresOfSherlockHolmesAndDoctorWatson the Soviet adaptation]] and later the Granada version of ''Series/SherlockHolmes'' [[TruerToTheText restored Watson to his original characterization, characterization]], and most live-action adaptations (film and series) have followed this example.



* Helga from ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'', for most of season 1 she is pretty ugly with an ape like face, a thicker unibrow, a big nose, and a big overbite, from season 2 onwards her features are made softer and she gets cuter as a result.

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* Helga from ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'', for most of season 1 she is pretty ugly with an ape like face, a thicker unibrow, [[BigOlUnibrow unibrow]], a big nose, and a big overbite, from season 2 onwards her features are made softer and she gets cuter as a result.
4th Jul '17 4:04:18 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ComicBook/BlackAdam started out as a villain with a hooked nose, pointed chin and slightly Sinestro-esque facial features. As his character has matured into an anti-heroic/anti-villainous knight templar type, he retained a hooked nose and arched eyebrows, although they became less prominent, but his jaw got stronger and larger, and his features more handsome, and while his features still look appropriately cruel and proud, he is now generally accepted as being good looking, to the point of Wrestling/TheRock being cast to play him in the [[DevelopmentHell film adaptation]]. Incidentally, the change in features made Adam look a ''lot'' like Marvel's [[Comicbook/SubMariner Namor the Sub-Mariner]]. Their personalities are very similar to boot; it's a wonder Marvel didn't react to the new and improved Black Adam with a lawsuit.

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* ComicBook/BlackAdam started out as a villain with a hooked nose, pointed chin and slightly Sinestro-esque facial features. As his character has matured into an anti-heroic/anti-villainous knight templar KnightTemplar type, he retained a hooked nose and arched eyebrows, although they became less prominent, but his jaw got stronger and larger, and his features more handsome, and while his features still look appropriately cruel and proud, he is now generally accepted as being good looking, to the point of Wrestling/TheRock being cast to play him in the [[DevelopmentHell film adaptation]]. Incidentally, the change in features made Adam look a ''lot'' like Marvel's [[Comicbook/SubMariner Namor the Sub-Mariner]]. Their personalities are very similar to boot; it's a wonder Marvel didn't react to the new and improved Black Adam with a lawsuit.



* Franchise/WonderWoman's friend Etta Candy started out as visibly overweight, incredibly short (though her early appearances had her taller), and was drawn in a cartoonishly stylized manner. After she was re-introduced in the '70s, she was drawn to be of average height and she ranged from still being kind of chubby to more HollywoodPudgy. George Perez's take on Etta started out as overweight and plain (which made her jealous of Diana), though she gradually lost weight over his run and in Bill Messner-Loeb's stories, which led to a storyline about her being anorexic. She then regained weight and was depicted as either somewhat thicker than Diana, or as heavyset as she was before. After she was brought into Gail Simone's run, Etta was revamped as a curvy blonde woman who [[DependingOnTheArtist sometimes]] appeared to be on the [[BigBeautifulWoman BBW]] side (her more athletic look was eventually implied to be from the training she got as a secret agent). Now in the ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'' continuity, Etta has been reimagined as an attractive [[RaceLift black woman]] who doesn't appear very chubby at all. Like Amanda Waller, DC Rebirth made Etta fat again, though Creator/GregRucka and the artists split the difference by keeping the Race Lift.

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* Franchise/WonderWoman's friend Etta Candy started out as visibly overweight, incredibly short (though her early appearances had her taller), and was drawn in a cartoonishly stylized manner. After she was re-introduced in the '70s, she was drawn to be of average height and she ranged from still being kind of chubby to more HollywoodPudgy. George Perez's take on Etta started out as overweight and plain (which made her jealous of Diana), though she gradually lost weight over his run and in Bill Messner-Loeb's stories, which led to a storyline about her being anorexic. She then regained weight and was depicted as either somewhat thicker than Diana, or as heavyset as she was before. After she was brought into Gail Simone's Creator/GailSimone's run, Etta was revamped as a curvy blonde woman who [[DependingOnTheArtist sometimes]] appeared to be on the [[BigBeautifulWoman BBW]] side (her more athletic look was eventually implied to be from the training she got as a secret agent). Now in the ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'' continuity, Etta has been reimagined as an attractive [[RaceLift black woman]] who doesn't appear very chubby at all. Like Amanda Waller, DC Rebirth made Etta fat again, though Creator/GregRucka and the artists split the difference by keeping the Race Lift.
2nd Jul '17 3:04:49 PM StFan
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* ''The Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' has several cases of this.

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* ''The Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' Comicbook/XMen'' has several cases of this.



** From the same team, ComicBook/{{Nightcrawler}}'s original source of angst was being fairly demonic looking in a superstitious {{Ruritania}}n hometown. When he first appeared in ComicBook/{{X-Men}} he was short and more "cute" than anything. When he was moved to ComicBook/{{Excalibur}}, Alan Davis purposefully drew him standing at six feet tall and modeled his facial features and personality after Creator/ErrolFlynn. Sure, he was still a blue elf but he was noticeably more charming than his earlier Dave Cockrum incarnation. Other artists have followed suit for the most part.

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** From the same team, ComicBook/{{Nightcrawler}}'s original source of angst was being fairly demonic looking in a superstitious {{Ruritania}}n hometown. When he first appeared in ComicBook/{{X-Men}} ''ComicBook/XMen'' he was short and more "cute" than anything. When he was moved to ComicBook/{{Excalibur}}, Alan Davis purposefully drew him standing at six feet tall and modeled his facial features and personality after Creator/ErrolFlynn. Sure, he was still a blue elf but he was noticeably more charming than his earlier Dave Cockrum incarnation. Other artists have followed suit for the most part.



** In the original ''ComicBook/NewMutants'' run Wolfsbane had short, fuzzy, unflattering red hair (implied to be unable to grow very long at all...when she's in her human form) and a flat chest and at times would express her unhappiness at not being as beautiful as her teammate Dani Moonstar. She was (early on) depicted with a snub, almost doglike nose, sharp fangs, narrow eyes; an animalistic cast to her shape that was lost even by the end of the first issue of the regular comic. Nowadays she varies in height, often has long flowing hair and, depending on the artist, is much bustier when she first turns up in ''New Mutants Vol. 2'' she's an outright [[HelloNurse bombshell]] though her run in Comicbook/{{X-Factor}} has put her back to her original appearance. Her teammate Karma, a Vietnamese girl, was also depicted in an unflattering way compared to her more modern depictions, with a pug nose, downturned mouth and unflattering hairstyle. At least part of why Rahne looked as she did was her own powers interacting with with her ''severe'' problems concerning body image (she wants to be pretty, doesn't think she can be, thinks she shouldn't care because vanity's a sin and thus feel guilty for it, then feels guilty for that... thanks a lot, [[TheFundamentalist Rev. Craig]].)

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** In the original ''ComicBook/NewMutants'' run Wolfsbane had short, fuzzy, unflattering red hair (implied to be unable to grow very long at all...when she's in her human form) and a flat chest and at times would express her unhappiness at not being as beautiful as her teammate Dani Moonstar. She was (early on) depicted with a snub, almost doglike nose, sharp fangs, narrow eyes; an animalistic cast to her shape that was lost even by the end of the first issue of the regular comic. Nowadays she varies in height, often has long flowing hair and, depending on the artist, is much bustier when she first turns up in ''New Mutants Vol. 2'' she's an outright [[HelloNurse bombshell]] though her run in Comicbook/{{X-Factor}} ''ComicBook/XFactor'' has put her back to her original appearance. Her teammate Karma, a Vietnamese girl, was also depicted in an unflattering way compared to her more modern depictions, with a pug nose, downturned mouth and unflattering hairstyle. At least part of why Rahne looked as she did was her own powers interacting with with her ''severe'' problems concerning body image (she wants to be pretty, doesn't think she can be, thinks she shouldn't care because vanity's a sin and thus feel guilty for it, then feels guilty for that... thanks a lot, [[TheFundamentalist Rev. Craig]].)



* Professor X in the [[ComicBook/XMen X-Men comics]] is a middle-aged bald guy who is average-looking at best with no striking physical features (and considering that he's usually drawn with a severe facial expression, he could be deemed slightly below average). Creator/PatrickStewart was cast as the elderly version of the [[Characters/XMenFilmSeriesProfessorCharlesXavier character]] in the ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'' (Xavier is in his early-to-mid 70s in the original trilogy). Stewart is the trope image for BaldOfAwesome, and he's widely renown as being very handsome for an older bald man. The younger [[HotScientist Charles]] became a ''sex symbol'' within the film fandom after ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', which starred Creator/JamesMcAvoy, a PrettyBoy extraordinaire, and the studio had dictated that the actor conserve his thick, wavy tresses for the role. The filmmakers of ''Film/XMenApocalypse'' then surpassed this by making "[[FanNickname Professor Sex]]" an extremely young-looking 50-year-old[[note]][=McAvoy=] was 36 during principal photography and wasn't subjected to any ageing make-up[[/note]] LongHairedPrettyBoy who's glamorous like an '80s fashion model, plus he was lightly [[HotTeacher objectified]] for the first time in the movie franchise with a white shirt that had semi-transparent "stripes," and a thin lilac sweater that didn't exactly mask the contour of his pectoral muscles (or even his nipples, for that matter). The younger fangirls who weren't familiar with the comics and/or Stewart's performance genuinely became ''upset'' when [=McAvoy=]'s Xavier lost all of his hair in the third act.

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* Professor X in the [[ComicBook/XMen X-Men comics]] ''ComicBook/XMen'' comics is a middle-aged bald guy who is average-looking at best with no striking physical features (and considering that he's usually drawn with a severe facial expression, he could be deemed slightly below average). Creator/PatrickStewart was cast as the elderly version of the [[Characters/XMenFilmSeriesProfessorCharlesXavier character]] in the ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'' (Xavier is in his early-to-mid 70s in the original trilogy). Stewart is the trope image for BaldOfAwesome, and he's widely renown as being very handsome for an older bald man. The younger [[HotScientist Charles]] became a ''sex symbol'' within the film fandom after ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', which starred Creator/JamesMcAvoy, a PrettyBoy extraordinaire, and the studio had dictated that the actor conserve his thick, wavy tresses for the role. The filmmakers of ''Film/XMenApocalypse'' then surpassed this by making "[[FanNickname Professor Sex]]" an extremely young-looking 50-year-old[[note]][=McAvoy=] was 36 during principal photography and wasn't subjected to any ageing make-up[[/note]] LongHairedPrettyBoy who's glamorous like an '80s fashion model, plus he was lightly [[HotTeacher objectified]] for the first time in the movie franchise with a white shirt that had semi-transparent "stripes," and a thin lilac sweater that didn't exactly mask the contour of his pectoral muscles (or even his nipples, for that matter). The younger fangirls who weren't familiar with the comics and/or Stewart's performance genuinely became ''upset'' when [=McAvoy=]'s Xavier lost all of his hair in the third act.



* OlderThanTelevision: Literature/SherlockHolmes was not described as a particularly handsome man, being tall and thin, with thin lips and a hawk-like nose. Creator/ArthurConanDoyle thought that the contemporary illustrations of the character were too attractive. Over the years, Holmes has been subject to a great deal of AdaptationalAttractiveness, being portrayed by handsome actors such as Creator/ChristopherLee, Rupert Everett, Creator/RobertDowneyJr, and Creator/BenedictCumberbatch.
** Inverted, however, with Watson, who was something of a ladies' man in the books, and was rather intelligent in his own right, but turned into Holmes' dumpy idiot sidekick in many adaptations thanks to the popularity of the Creator/BasilRathbone films. In the 1980s, [[Series/TheAdventuresOfSherlockHolmesAndDoctorWatson the Soviet adaptation]] and later the Granada version of ''Series/SherlockHolmes'' restored Watson to his original characterization, and most live-action adaptations (film and series) have followed this example.

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* ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'':
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OlderThanTelevision: Literature/SherlockHolmes Sherlock Holmes was not described as a particularly handsome man, being tall and thin, with thin lips and a hawk-like nose. Creator/ArthurConanDoyle thought that the contemporary illustrations of the character were too attractive. Over the years, Holmes has been subject to a great deal of AdaptationalAttractiveness, being portrayed by handsome actors such as Creator/ChristopherLee, Rupert Everett, Creator/RobertDowneyJr, and Creator/BenedictCumberbatch.
** Inverted, however, with Watson, who was something of a ladies' man in the books, and was rather intelligent in his own right, but turned into Holmes' Holmes's dumpy idiot sidekick in many adaptations thanks to the popularity of the Creator/BasilRathbone films. In the 1980s, [[Series/TheAdventuresOfSherlockHolmesAndDoctorWatson the Soviet adaptation]] and later the Granada version of ''Series/SherlockHolmes'' restored Watson to his original characterization, and most live-action adaptations (film and series) have followed this example.



* Although his appearance is never actually described in the books, the original illustration for The Hatter in ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'' (as well as the Disney version) depicts him as a short, middle-aged man with a large nose and an oddly shaped face. Modern illustrations tend to draw him as a {{Bishonen}}. Compare the [[http://ingcointernational.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/De_Alices_Abenteuer_im_Wunderland_Carroll_pic_25.jpg original]] illustration of "The Mad Tea Party" to this [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5-5gRDe0RX4/UyQVvqNi_6I/AAAAAAAABSc/F-Q5Mdwkbu8/s1600/tumblr_n2e4vwxxjp1sxrn8co4_1280.jpg illustration]] in the Seven Seas version.
* Seems to be happening with the Wicked Witch of the West. In the [[Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz original novel]] she's described as a wizened old hag with one eye, and her iconic appearance in [[Film/TheWizardOfOz the MGM film]] is a green skinned long-nosed crone. Starting with ''{{Literature/Wicked}}'' she's described in more flattering terms, with her love interest finding her attractive but the author emphasising she's not pretty in a conventional way. The [[{{Theatre/Wicked}} musical]] makes her more attractive, with only the green skin - and giving her a PimpedOutDress instead of rags. ''Film/OzTheGreatAndPowerful'' has the justification of being a prequel, but still shows that she had a human form of a pretty young girl - and was more of a CuteMonsterGirl when she gained the green skin. Finally when the witch appears in ''Series/OnceUponATime'', she's a young and pretty woman who only gets green skin when she's feeling especially jealous.

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* Although his appearance is never actually described in the books, the original illustration for The Hatter in ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'' ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'' (as well as the Disney version) depicts him as a short, middle-aged man with a large nose and an oddly shaped face. Modern illustrations tend to draw him as a {{Bishonen}}. Compare the [[http://ingcointernational.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/De_Alices_Abenteuer_im_Wunderland_Carroll_pic_25.jpg original]] illustration of "The Mad Tea Party" to this [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5-5gRDe0RX4/UyQVvqNi_6I/AAAAAAAABSc/F-Q5Mdwkbu8/s1600/tumblr_n2e4vwxxjp1sxrn8co4_1280.jpg illustration]] in the Seven Seas version.
* Seems to be happening with the Wicked Witch of the West. In the [[Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz original novel]] she's described as a wizened old hag with one eye, and her iconic appearance in [[Film/TheWizardOfOz the MGM film]] is a green skinned long-nosed crone. Starting with ''{{Literature/Wicked}}'' she's described in more flattering terms, with her love interest finding her attractive but the author emphasising she's not pretty in a conventional way. The [[{{Theatre/Wicked}} musical]] makes her more attractive, with only the green skin - -- and giving her a PimpedOutDress instead of rags. ''Film/OzTheGreatAndPowerful'' has the justification of being a prequel, but still shows that she had a human form of a pretty young girl - and was more of a CuteMonsterGirl when she gained the green skin. Finally when the witch appears in ''Series/OnceUponATime'', she's a young and pretty woman who only gets green skin when she's feeling especially jealous.



** Captain Hook is a dead ringer for Charles II in the original book and play, and in a lot of the adaptations he's still that. Starting with ''Film/PeterPan'' he retains his look, but the film plays up his sex appeal towards Wendy. ''Series/OnceUponATime'' makes him a rather literal DracoInLeatherPants - Emma lampshading the change, saying that his literary counterpart has a "bad perm and waxed facial hair". ''{{Film/Pan}}'' makes the character YoungerAndHipper, as well as turning him into an Indiana Jones {{Expy}}.

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** Captain Hook is a dead ringer for Charles II in the original book and play, and in a lot of the adaptations he's still that. Starting with ''Film/PeterPan'' he retains his look, but the film plays up his sex appeal towards Wendy. ''Series/OnceUponATime'' makes him a rather literal DracoInLeatherPants - Emma lampshading the change, saying that his literary counterpart has a "bad perm and waxed facial hair". ''{{Film/Pan}}'' ''Film/{{Pan}}'' makes the character YoungerAndHipper, as well as turning him into an Indiana Jones {{Expy}}.



* [[Series/{{Chuck}} Chuck Bartowski]] starts out as a HollywoodHomely nerd with an unflattering haircut and ill-fitting clothes, but as he continues to [[TookALevelInBadass become a better spy]] as well as more confident, the hair and clothes get better with each season, especially starting with Season 3 where he has the [[OmniscientDatabase Intersect 2.0]]. By Seasons 4 and 5, he basically looks like [[TallDarkAndHandsome Zachary Levi]].

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* [[Series/{{Chuck}} ''Series/{{Chuck}}'': Chuck Bartowski]] Bartowski starts out as a HollywoodHomely nerd with an unflattering haircut and ill-fitting clothes, but as he continues to [[TookALevelInBadass become a better spy]] as well as more confident, the hair and clothes get better with each season, especially starting with Season 3 where he has the [[OmniscientDatabase Intersect 2.0]]. By Seasons 4 and 5, he basically looks like [[TallDarkAndHandsome Zachary Levi]].



* Quinn on ''Series/{{Zoey 101}}'' was the "brain", which in the first couple of seasons meant she was a borderline mad scientist and the only female cast member who didn't show much skin. The more she became a core member of the cast, the more skin she began to show.

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* Quinn on ''Series/{{Zoey 101}}'' ''Series/Zoey101'' was the "brain", which in the first couple of seasons meant she was a borderline mad scientist and the only female cast member who didn't show much skin. The more she became a core member of the cast, the more skin she began to show.



* This was always the plan with Guinevere from ''Series/{{Merlin}}''. The costume designers and makeup artists dressed down Creator/AngelCoulby to the point where some unpleasant fans complained that she wasn't pretty enough to play the part at all, only for her appearance to get more care and attention as the show went on. Fast-forward to series five and the first on-set photographs of Queen Guinevere are posted on the internet - the fanbase responds by going nuts over how beautiful she looks.

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* This was always the plan with Guinevere from ''Series/{{Merlin}}''.''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}''. The costume designers and makeup artists dressed down Creator/AngelCoulby to the point where some unpleasant fans complained that she wasn't pretty enough to play the part at all, only for her appearance to get more care and attention as the show went on. Fast-forward to series five and the first on-set photographs of Queen Guinevere are posted on the internet - -- the fanbase responds by going nuts over how beautiful she looks.



* Compare the appearance of [[Series/DrakeAndJosh Josh]] in the [[http://www.amazon.com/Drake-Josh-Vol-Suddenly-Brothers/dp/B0006Q93C4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1383500902&sr=8-1&keywords=Drake+%26+Josh+Suddenly+Brothers first season]] and then in the 2006 [[http://www.amazon.com/Drake-Josh-Go-Hollywood-Bell/dp/B000BYRCCE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1383501132&sr=8-2&keywords=Drake+%26+Josh TV Movie]] and then finally in the 2008 [[http://www.amazon.com/Merry-Christmas-Drake-Miranda-Cosgrove/dp/B001L4LC88 Christmas Special]]. This transition was due to Josh Peck, [[TheDanza Josh Nichols' actor]], wanting to lose weight for health reasons.
* Ray Vecchio in "Series/DueSouth" wore gawdy, oversized clothes and had a haircut that emphasized his receding hairline for much of the first season. By the end of the first season, he was wearing much more flattering clothes in softer colors, and at the start of the second season, he had a more attractive haircut.

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* ''Series/DrakeAndJosh'': Compare the appearance of [[Series/DrakeAndJosh Josh]] Josh in the [[http://www.amazon.com/Drake-Josh-Vol-Suddenly-Brothers/dp/B0006Q93C4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1383500902&sr=8-1&keywords=Drake+%26+Josh+Suddenly+Brothers first season]] and then in the 2006 [[http://www.amazon.com/Drake-Josh-Go-Hollywood-Bell/dp/B000BYRCCE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1383501132&sr=8-2&keywords=Drake+%26+Josh TV Movie]] and then finally in the 2008 [[http://www.amazon.com/Merry-Christmas-Drake-Miranda-Cosgrove/dp/B001L4LC88 Christmas Special]]. This transition was due to Josh Peck, [[TheDanza Josh Nichols' actor]], wanting to lose weight for health reasons.
* Ray Vecchio in "Series/DueSouth" ''Series/DueSouth'' wore gawdy, oversized clothes and had a haircut that emphasized his receding hairline for much of the first season. By the end of the first season, he was wearing much more flattering clothes in softer colors, and at the start of the second season, he had a more attractive haircut.



* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', the Fourth Doctor started out wearing a shabby mishmash of clothes that didn't match at all based on an "[[StarvingArtist eternal art student]]" concept. He transitioned to dressing in a much more expensive-looking Victorian-influenced style based on a ByronicHero/"[[PerkyGoth cheerful gothic horror]]" concept, though the scruffiness remained as a significant part of his character (so his clothes were usually crushed, faded, missing buttons, done up wrong, etcetera). In his final season, however, a new producer ordered the costume designer to toss out the 'shabby' look in favour of something that was "new and shocking", had a "polished" look and could be sold as OfficialCosplayGear. His last outfit is based on 1920s Russian military gear and has virtually no scruffy elements besides his MessyHair.

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* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', the Fourth Doctor started out wearing a shabby mishmash of clothes that didn't match at all based on an "[[StarvingArtist eternal art student]]" concept. He transitioned to dressing in a much more expensive-looking Victorian-influenced style based on a ByronicHero/"[[PerkyGoth cheerful gothic horror]]" concept, though the scruffiness remained as a significant part of his character (so his clothes were usually crushed, faded, missing buttons, done up wrong, etcetera). In his final season, however, a new producer ordered the costume designer to toss out the 'shabby' "shabby" look in favour of something that was "new and shocking", had a "polished" look and could be sold as OfficialCosplayGear. His last outfit is based on 1920s Russian military gear and has virtually no scruffy elements besides his MessyHair.



[[folder: Mythology and Folklore]]
* Succubi were originally supposed to be ugly, but have evolved to be seductively beautiful. This also tends to correspond to how the legends have evolved - initially, they were creatures who just raped men in their sleep (thus being the source of erotic dreams and nightime ejaculations). Over time, the legend changed to succubi having to actively lure their victims into intercourse - thus, depictions shifted to depict more and more attractive creatures as logically, an ugly creature would have trouble getting a willing victim.
* In [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek Mythology]] Medusa is turned into a hideous monster with a head full of snakes. That is, her ''face'' was so hideously ugly that she could turn people to stone by looking at them. Originally, she also had wings, scales, huge claws, and massive fangs. These days, film-makers and fantasy artists have ditched the ugliness in favor of the snake-hair and made her petrification powers the result of inherent magical powers that are based in her ''eyes''. As such, we have the likes of Creator/UmaThurman in ''Film/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'' as a gorgeous snake-haired woman, a CuteMonsterGirl in ''Film/{{Clash of the Titans|2010}}'', and an attractive actress in the Hallmark TV movie ''The Voyage of the Unicorn'' who is simply given ''sunglasses'' in order to make her safe enough to interact with other characters. At least one source covering the original myths (Bullfinch's?) had her sisters being hideous, but she herself maintaining her mortal beauty, presumably because Athena ([[JerkassGods jerk that she is]]) wanted it to be more ironic. Some myths offer a compromise and state that Medusa was both beautiful and terrible at the same time.
* Sirens were supposed to be bird women, but in modern times we tend to think of them as beautiful mermaids. To the point that in some languages the word for "siren" and "mermaid" is the same, so [[SirensAreMermaids the two are basically equated]], and "sirenian" is the scientific term for manatees and dugongs.. Some modern depictions of sirens still use the bird-woman rendition. ''WesternAnimation/MartinMystery'' had an interesting interpretation of this concept. The siren could be a beautiful, [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue-haired]] woman one moment, a vicious ([[CreepyAwesome but still pretty cool]]) bird monster the next. Even before they became mermaids, sirens were first depicted as birds with women's heads but then became beautiful women whose bodies as well as their voices were seductive.

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* Succubi were originally supposed to be ugly, but have evolved to be seductively beautiful. This also tends to correspond to how the legends have evolved - -- initially, they were creatures who just raped men in their sleep (thus being the source of erotic dreams and nightime ejaculations). Over time, the legend changed to succubi having to actively lure their victims into intercourse - -- thus, depictions shifted to depict more and more attractive creatures as logically, an ugly creature would have trouble getting a willing victim.
* In [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek Mythology]] Mythology]], Medusa is turned into a hideous monster with a head full of snakes. That is, her ''face'' was so hideously ugly that she could turn people to stone by looking at them. Originally, she also had wings, scales, huge claws, and massive fangs. These days, film-makers and fantasy artists have ditched the ugliness in favor of the snake-hair and made her petrification powers the result of inherent magical powers that are based in her ''eyes''. As such, we have the likes of Creator/UmaThurman in ''Film/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'' as a gorgeous snake-haired woman, a CuteMonsterGirl in ''Film/{{Clash of the Titans|2010}}'', and an attractive actress in the Hallmark TV movie ''The Voyage of the Unicorn'' who is simply given ''sunglasses'' in order to make her safe enough to interact with other characters. At least one source covering the original myths (Bullfinch's?) had her sisters being hideous, but she herself maintaining her mortal beauty, presumably because Athena ([[JerkassGods jerk that she is]]) wanted it to be more ironic. Some myths offer a compromise and state that Medusa was both beautiful and terrible at the same time.
* Sirens were supposed to be bird women, but in modern times we tend to think of them as beautiful mermaids. To the point that in some languages the word for "siren" and "mermaid" is the same, so [[SirensAreMermaids the two are basically equated]], and "sirenian" is the scientific term for manatees and dugongs.. Some modern depictions of sirens still use the bird-woman rendition. ''WesternAnimation/MartinMystery'' had has an interesting interpretation of this concept. The siren could be a beautiful, [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue-haired]] woman one moment, a vicious ([[CreepyAwesome but still pretty cool]]) bird monster the next. Even before they became mermaids, sirens were first depicted as birds with women's heads but then became beautiful women whose bodies as well as their voices were seductive.



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* Kana from the VisualNovel ''VisualNovel/KanaLittleSister'' was drawn very realistically for someone dying of a renal disease, her body oddly developed due to poor bone growth. As such, the endings where she dies and the main character sees a vision of a healthy and well-proportioned Kana are even more emotional than they would be otherwise. Unfortunately, the people who made the remake seemed scared that people would find her "ugly", and remodelled her to a generic implausibly attractive IllGirl. Some of the major differences are pointed out [[http://web.archive.org/web/20090129154017/http://pages.prodigy.net/kana/xbox/ here]].
** Of course, the original Kana still has features that are considered attractive, at least in Japan, since she is light-skinned and very petite, making her ''{{kawaii|ko}}''. The player character often comments on this.



* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'': [[http://halo.wikia.com/wiki/File:Cortanamain.jpg Cortana]] in ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved''. [[http://halo.wikia.com/wiki/File:Cortana2.jpg Cortana]] in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}''. That said, she zig-zags this a bit in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}''; she's definitely still attractive, but her figure is less idealized.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'': [[http://halo.wikia.com/wiki/File:Cortanamain.jpg Cortana]] in ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved''. [[http://halo.wikia.com/wiki/File:Cortana2.jpg Cortana]] in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}''. That said, she zig-zags this a bit in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}''; ''VideoGame/Halo4''; she's definitely still attractive, but her figure is less idealized.



* Chell from ''{{Videogame/Portal}}'' and ''Videogame/{{Portal 2}}'' somehow gets younger and prettier between games. Compare [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110426214052/half-life/en/images/5/59/Chell_daydreamin.jpg Chell 1]] and [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120621160761/half-life/en/images/a/a4/Chell_Portal.png Chell 2.]]

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* Chell from ''{{Videogame/Portal}}'' ''Videogame/{{Portal}}'' and ''Videogame/{{Portal 2}}'' ''Videogame/Portal2'' somehow gets younger and prettier between games. Compare [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110426214052/half-life/en/images/5/59/Chell_daydreamin.jpg Chell 1]] and [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120621160761/half-life/en/images/a/a4/Chell_Portal.png Chell 2.]]



* Geralt from ''TheWitcher'' games has undergone a redesign with each game. Compare his design [[http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff199/Bloodhnd/intro_geralt-1.jpg for the first game]], his design [[http://static-2.nexusmods.com/15/images/153/1821584-1331946893.jpg for the sequel]], and his design [[http://core0.staticworld.net/images/article/2014/06/witcher-3-geralt-100311899-orig.png for the third game]]. Even beyond the improvements in graphics technology, his facial features have been changed quite a bit.

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* Geralt from ''TheWitcher'' ''VideoGame/TheWitcher'' games has undergone a redesign with each game. Compare his design [[http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff199/Bloodhnd/intro_geralt-1.jpg for the first game]], his design [[http://static-2.nexusmods.com/15/images/153/1821584-1331946893.jpg for the sequel]], and his design [[http://core0.staticworld.net/images/article/2014/06/witcher-3-geralt-100311899-orig.png for the third game]]. Even beyond the improvements in graphics technology, his facial features have been changed quite a bit.



* With every ''Franchise/DragonAge'' game, fan-favorite side character Cullen gets better looking. His biggest fans kept pleading with the developers to make him a potential {{love interest}} for the player character. They finally got their wish in the third game, ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' - and fittingly, this is where he's at his most attractive.

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* With every ''Franchise/DragonAge'' game, fan-favorite side character Cullen gets better looking. His biggest fans kept pleading with the developers to make him a potential {{love interest}} for the player character. They finally got their wish in the third game, ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' - -- and fittingly, this is where he's at his most attractive.



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* A few of the ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'' characters' earlier talksprites got a bit of a makeover. Compare [[http://media.tumblr.com/6b215f78b43e1a6ff8d11c5b15d22ef2/tumblr_inline_mo3jcpqIDf1rpgvz3.jpg Kanaya 1]] and [[http://static.tumblr.com/d30a742cca6cd48a72b1e5dac3f004f4/lytnz2n/0aymqn6m1/tumblr_static_kanaya_talk_sprite.gif Kanaya 2]], [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110220210642/mspaintadventures/images/thumb/5/50/Karkat01sm.gif/185px-Karkat01sm.gif Karkat 1]] and [[http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mbtmzz38021qhl2z1.png Karkat 2]], [[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110330110736/mspaintadventures/images/thumb/d/de/GrimdarkRose.gif/185px-GrimdarkRose.gif Rose 1 (grimdark)]] and [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mcbhd5iyGH1qgo16uo1_400.gif Rose 2]], or perhaps most notably, [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20101027015727/mspaintadventures/images/thumb/1/1a/EridanProfile.gif/151px-EridanProfile.gif Eridan 1]] and [[http://static.tumblr.com/85a8fffe0a8005bad0b3cbab05fd5b40/2bysqyr/jcemq3lmy/tumblr_static_eridan_talksprite.gif Eridan 2]].

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* Kana from the VisualNovel ''VisualNovel/KanaLittleSister'' was drawn very realistically for someone dying of a renal disease, her body oddly developed due to poor bone growth. As such, the endings where she dies and the main character sees a vision of a healthy and well-proportioned Kana are even more emotional than they would be otherwise. Unfortunately, the people who made the remake seemed scared that people would find her "ugly", and remodelled her to a generic implausibly attractive IllGirl. Some of the major differences are pointed out [[http://web.archive.org/web/20090129154017/http://pages.prodigy.net/kana/xbox/ here]]. Of course, the original Kana still has features that are considered attractive, at least in Japan, since she is light-skinned and very petite, making her ''{{kawaii|ko}}''. The player character often comments on this.
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* A few of the ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' characters' earlier talksprites got a bit of a makeover. Compare [[http://media.tumblr.com/6b215f78b43e1a6ff8d11c5b15d22ef2/tumblr_inline_mo3jcpqIDf1rpgvz3.jpg Kanaya 1]] and [[http://static.tumblr.com/d30a742cca6cd48a72b1e5dac3f004f4/lytnz2n/0aymqn6m1/tumblr_static_kanaya_talk_sprite.gif Kanaya 2]], [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110220210642/mspaintadventures/images/thumb/5/50/Karkat01sm.gif/185px-Karkat01sm.gif Karkat 1]] and [[http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mbtmzz38021qhl2z1.png Karkat 2]], [[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110330110736/mspaintadventures/images/thumb/d/de/GrimdarkRose.gif/185px-GrimdarkRose.gif Rose 1 (grimdark)]] and [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mcbhd5iyGH1qgo16uo1_400.gif Rose 2]], or perhaps most notably, [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20101027015727/mspaintadventures/images/thumb/1/1a/EridanProfile.gif/151px-EridanProfile.gif Eridan 1]] and [[http://static.tumblr.com/85a8fffe0a8005bad0b3cbab05fd5b40/2bysqyr/jcemq3lmy/tumblr_static_eridan_talksprite.gif Eridan 2]].



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* In the first season of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', Zuko was not exactly conventionally attractive (although he did get his fair share of the fangirls), what with his death-white skin, constant scowl, bright red scar covering a quarter of his face and a quite frankly bizarre hairstyle choice, but as the show went on and he very slowly HeelFaceTurn-ed, his hair grew out and his skin tanned slightly, which had the added benefit of making his scar less noticeable, he went from scowling to moping and then smiling, and he even seemed to bulk up a little. His GoodCostumeSwitch helped as well.
** Katara gets an AdrenalineMakeover at the beginning of season three as part of her Fire Nation disguise. After the disguise is no longer needed, she continues to wear her hair down and has somehow acquired more aesthetically appealing Water Tribe clothes(as opposed to the frock she had in the first two seasons).
** From the [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra sequel series]], we have Tenzin's son Meelo. He was kind of ugly in season one with a big head, googly eyes, and several missing teeth. In season two he is much cuter as his head is more proportionate to his body, his eyes are more focused, and he has most of his teeth. The teeth at least can be justified as him having grown in new ones since he's a child. By Book 4, he's got all his teeth and has grown his hair out.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
**
In the first season of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', season, Zuko was is not exactly conventionally attractive (although he did get his fair share of the fangirls), what with his death-white skin, constant scowl, bright red scar covering a quarter of his face and a quite frankly bizarre hairstyle choice, but as the show went goes on and he very slowly HeelFaceTurn-ed, gets a HeelFaceTurn, his hair grew grows out and his skin tanned tans slightly, which had has the added benefit of making his scar less noticeable, he went noticeable. He goes from scowling to moping and then smiling, and he even seemed seems to bulk up a little. His GoodCostumeSwitch helped helps as well.
** Katara gets an AdrenalineMakeover at the beginning of season three as part of her Fire Nation disguise. After the disguise is no longer needed, she continues to wear her hair down and has somehow acquired more aesthetically appealing Water Tribe clothes(as clothes (as opposed to the frock she had in the first two seasons).
** * From the [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra sequel series]], series ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', we have Tenzin's son Meelo. He was kind of ugly in season one with a big head, googly eyes, and several missing teeth. In season two he is much cuter as his head is more proportionate to his body, his eyes are more focused, and he has most of his teeth. The teeth at least can be justified as him having grown in new ones since he's a child. By Book 4, he's got all his teeth and has grown his hair out.



* At some point in the ''Comicstrip/{{Popeye}}'' cartoons, Olive Oyl was made much prettier, with a shapelier figure and lipstick.

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* At some point in the ''Comicstrip/{{Popeye}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}}'' cartoons, Olive Oyl was made much prettier, with a shapelier figure and lipstick.



27th Jun '17 4:06:47 PM Austin
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* From ''Comicbook/SuicideSquad'', Amanda Waller, pre-Flashpoint: [[http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Amanda_Waller_(New_Earth)/Gallery?image=Amanda_Waller_001-jpg fat and menopausal.]] Amanda Waller, post-Flashpoint: [[http://www.themarysue.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/tumblr_lrj8fd1iWV1qbujox-136x550.jpg not so much.]] (Also possibly subjected to ButNotTooBlack, though even her chunky middle-aged self's facial features varied with the artist.) After much fan grousing, Comicbook/DCRebirth made her fat again.

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* From ''Comicbook/SuicideSquad'', Amanda Waller, ComicBook/AmandaWaller, pre-Flashpoint: [[http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Amanda_Waller_(New_Earth)/Gallery?image=Amanda_Waller_001-jpg fat and menopausal.]] Amanda Waller, post-Flashpoint: [[http://www.themarysue.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/tumblr_lrj8fd1iWV1qbujox-136x550.jpg not so much.]] (Also possibly subjected to ButNotTooBlack, though even her chunky middle-aged self's facial features varied with the artist.) After much fan grousing, Comicbook/DCRebirth made her fat again.
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** Inverted, however, with Watson, who was something of a ladies' man in the books, and was rather intelligent in his own right, but turned into Holmes' dumpy idiot sidekick in many adaptations thanks to the popularity of the Basil Rathbone films. In the 1980s, [[Series/TheAdventuresOfSherlockHolmesAndDoctorWatson the Soviet adaptation]] and later the Granada version of ''Series/SherlockHolmes'' restored Watson to his original characterization, and most live-action adaptations (film and series) have followed this example.

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** Inverted, however, with Watson, who was something of a ladies' man in the books, and was rather intelligent in his own right, but turned into Holmes' dumpy idiot sidekick in many adaptations thanks to the popularity of the Basil Rathbone Creator/BasilRathbone films. In the 1980s, [[Series/TheAdventuresOfSherlockHolmesAndDoctorWatson the Soviet adaptation]] and later the Granada version of ''Series/SherlockHolmes'' restored Watson to his original characterization, and most live-action adaptations (film and series) have followed this example.
22nd May '17 6:30:26 PM WillBGood
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* Velma from ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' used to be kind of a dumpy girl. After [[Film/ScoobyDoo the live action movie]], which had an attractive woman playing her, even the cartoon versions stated being drawn more appealingly.

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* Velma from ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' used to be kind of a dumpy girl. After [[Film/ScoobyDoo the live action movie]], which had an attractive woman playing her, even the cartoon versions stated being drawn more appealingly. Possibly rolled back a bit in ''ComicBook/ScoobyApocalypse,'' where she's oddly, dwarfishly short and frequently sports ScaryShinyGlasses.
17th May '17 8:12:31 PM candleeater
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* Joanie Laurer, better known to ProfessionalWrestling fans as Wrestling/{{Chyna}}, started her Wrestling/{{WWE}} career as a mannish-looking, Amazonian bodybuilding thug. Then she got implants, had her jawline shaved down, and some other cosmetic surgery, turning her from BrawnHilda to AmazonianBeauty. Then she ''kept'' getting cosmetic surgery, which turned her into what wrestling fans mostly called a "plastic train wreck". She also lost most of her muscles, which gave her body some weird proportions as the surgery had been done for her muscular physique.
* In general, WWE Divas who are brought in from the independent wrestling scene go through so many cosmetic surgeries while in the developmental leagues that by the time they actually debut in WWE, they look nothing like they used to. This is especially galling considering that some of the girls who get expensive surgery done while in developmental frequently don't get called up to WWE. Angel Williams (best known for her run as Wrestling/AngelinaLove in Wrestling/{{TNA}}), for example, was beloved by the fitness community for her natural abs before getting called into WWE developmental and told to soften up and get implants. Then they dropped her.
* Inverted with Wrestling/MollyHolly. When she was brought into WWE she was a pretty sweet country bumpkin with blonde pigtails. Then she was repackaged as a self-righteous prude where she dyed her hair brown, cut it short and started dressing in dowdy and conservative clothes. This got reversed in 2003 when she started wrestling in corsets and her hair grew out.

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* Joanie Laurer, better known *{{Wrestling/WWE}} toyed around with doing a Women's division back in the 80's, but they just didn't have the right person to ProfessionalWrestling fans as Wrestling/{{Chyna}}, started her Wrestling/{{WWE}} career as a mannish-looking, Amazonian bodybuilding thug. Then build around. Wendi Richter could have been something, but she got implants, had her jawline shaved down, and a falling-out with Vince. They tried again with [[{{Wrestling/Madusa}} Alundra Blayze]] in the mid-nineties. She actually put on some other cosmetic surgery, turning her from BrawnHilda to AmazonianBeauty. Then she ''kept'' getting cosmetic surgery, pretty good matches. She had a crazy match with Wrestling/BullNakano (on ''[[Wrestling/WWERaw RAW]]'' in '95) which turned her into was miles ahead of what wrestling fans mostly called the men were doing. But Vince had to scrap the division as a "plastic train wreck". She also lost most of her muscles, budget cut, which gave her body some weird proportions as is when "Madusa" showed up on ''[[Wrestling/WCWMondayNitro Nitro]]'' to throw the surgery had been done for her muscular physique.
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belt in the trash. Since then, women are used primarily as eye candy, with the Women's belt being revived in order to give {{Wrestling/Sable}} something to do in '98.
**
In general, WWE Divas who are brought in from the independent wrestling scene go through so many cosmetic surgeries while in the developmental leagues that by the time they actually debut in WWE, they look nothing like they used to. This is especially galling considering wouldn't be a real issue, except that some of the girls who get expensive surgery done while in developmental frequently don't get called up to WWE. Angel Williams (best known for her run as Wrestling/AngelinaLove in Wrestling/{{TNA}}), for example, was beloved by the fitness community for her natural abs before getting called into WWE developmental and told to soften up and get implants. Then they dropped her.
* Inverted ** Early Joanie Laurer (better known as {{Wrestling/Chyna}}), with her square jaw and angry slit of a mouth, is one of the more iconic wrestlers in their history. She was like a Buckingham Palace Guard, unflinching in the stupidity of Wrestling/DGenerationX. She got a ton of surgery to soften her look, most noticeably having her jawline shaved down. She looked pretty decent by the time of her IC title win. (Her ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'' days, for the uninitiated) Once she toned back how much she lifted, it gave her body some weird proportions as the surgery had been done for her muscular physique, so she kept having ''more'' surgeries...but that's another, sad story.
** [[ZigZaggingTrope Zig-zagged]]
with Wrestling/MollyHolly. When she was brought into WWE she was a pretty sweet country bumpkin with blonde pigtails. Then she was repackaged as a self-righteous prude where prude, so she dyed her hair brown, cut it short and started dressing in dowdy and conservative clothes. This got reversed in 2003 2003, when she started wrestling in corsets and her hair grew out.
27th Apr '17 11:38:53 AM ShadowHog
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* The Zora race from various ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' gone through several changes as the series progressed. ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' had them as [[https://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/zelda/images/1/14/Zora_Artwork_%28Ocarina_of_Time%29.png/revision/latest?cb=20110427011925 humanoid beings with a tail on their thead, large fins on the arms, and webbed feet.]] The eyes also gave them an alien-like appearance. By ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'', the design was mostly kept the same, but with more details and their faces were made more humanlike. ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' pretties up the Zoras further by giving them [[https://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/zelda/images/6/66/Zora_%28Breath_of_the_Wild%29.png/revision/latest?cb=20170222152444 a more sleek and slim look, changes their eyes to look more catlike, and their feet are human shapped with webbing in between the toes]].
30th Mar '17 4:53:13 PM REV6Pilot
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* {{Inverted|Trope}} in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilRevelations2'' with Claire Redfield, who starts looking rather [[http://i.imgur.com/Bn5ENG0.jpg haggard]].

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* {{Inverted|Trope}} in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilRevelations2'' with Claire Redfield, who starts looking rather Redfield. While she's by no means ''ugly'', [[http://i.imgur.com/Bn5ENG0.jpg haggard]].it's obvious that age and presumably stress took their toll on her looks since 1998]]. Part of the fandom approved of how plausible her aging seems compared to the trope's usual straight examples.
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