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20th Mar '17 6:53:42 AM tortiecat
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* 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.
12th Mar '17 11:05:17 AM ShivaIndis
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* ''Anime/{{Nightwalker}}'' contains a strange case of this trope driven by a change in character designer midway through the show. Most characters differ only in the details, but one vampire antagonist got a dramatic pretty boy upgrade, trading in a weathered face, beady eyes and long brown hair for a youthful face, gold eyes and wavy blond tresses.
8th Mar '17 2:47:46 PM comicwriter
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* King had a harder, stereotypically "butch" face in ''VideoGame/ArtOfFighting'', presumably to [[SamusIsAGirl hide the fact that she's a woman]]. In the sequels and ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'', she's drawn with more conventionally attractive facial features. Compare her appearance in ''[[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/snk/images/8/80/King-aof.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20090226235315 Art of Fighting]]'' to ''[[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/snk/images/a/a6/King2000fix.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20091212034045 KOF 2000]]''.

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* King had a harder, more stereotypically "butch" face in ''VideoGame/ArtOfFighting'', presumably to [[SamusIsAGirl hide the fact that she's a woman]]. In the sequels and ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'', she's drawn with more conventionally attractive facial features. Compare her appearance in ''[[http://vignette2.''[[http://snk.wikia.nocookie.net/snk/images/8/80/King-aof.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20090226235315 com/wiki/King?file=King-aof.jpg Art of Fighting]]'' to ''[[http://vignette1.how she looks in ''[[http://snk.wikia.nocookie.net/snk/images/a/a6/King2000fix.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20091212034045 com/wiki/King?file=King2000fix.jpg KOF 2000]]''.
7th Mar '17 7:04:29 PM comicwriter
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* King had a harder, stereotypically "butch" face in ''VideoGame/ArtOfFighting'', presumably to [[SamusIsAGirl hide the fact that she's a woman]]. In the sequels and ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'', she's drawn with more conventionally attractive facial features. Compare her appearance in ''[[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/snk/images/8/80/King-aof.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20090226235315 Art of Fighting]]'' to ''[[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/snk/images/a/a6/King2000fix.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20091212034045 KOF 2000]]''.
28th Feb '17 12:58:06 PM LadyNorbert
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* Creator/EmmaWatson as Hermione Granger in ''Film/HarryPotter''. The first film practically nailed the look of Hermione right down to the mousy bed of hair. But over the progression of movies, they have more or less let the character look more attractive over time, to the point where the BeautifulAllAlong moment of the Yule Ball in [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire "Goblet of Fire"]] is ruined thanks to the increasing attention to her looks, as opposed to the shocking reveal of the book's moment. This is because they were cast as children, and the actor's appearances changed dramatically throughout the course of the series - a great example is how Matthew Lewis looked [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_lXVrTUeY2SQ/TOctDbp4zyI/AAAAAAAACcc/ACjefJZddw4/s1600/NevilleYR1.jpg in the first film]] and [[http://images.wikia.com/harrypotter/images/b/b6/NevilleYR7.jpg how he looked in the final movies.]]

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* Creator/EmmaWatson as Hermione Granger in ''Film/HarryPotter''. The first film practically nailed the look of Hermione right down to the mousy bed of hair. But over the progression of movies, they have more or less let the character look more attractive over time, to the point where the BeautifulAllAlong moment of the Yule Ball in [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire "Goblet ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire Goblet of Fire"]] Fire]]'' is ruined thanks to the increasing attention to her looks, as opposed to the shocking reveal of the book's moment. This is because they were cast as children, and the actor's appearances changed dramatically throughout the course of the series - a great example is how Matthew Lewis looked [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_lXVrTUeY2SQ/TOctDbp4zyI/AAAAAAAACcc/ACjefJZddw4/s1600/NevilleYR1.jpg in the first film]] and [[http://images.wikia.com/harrypotter/images/b/b6/NevilleYR7.jpg how he looked in the final movies.]]



** {{Word of|God}} [[Creator/JKRowling God]] stated that all three of them are too attractive for their roles.

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** {{Word of|God}} [[Creator/JKRowling God]] has stated that all three of them are too attractive for their roles.



** 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 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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* 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.
31st Dec '16 12:55:33 PM Lemia
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This shouldn't be confused with a design that happens to be [[FetishFuel very attractive]] to fandoms with certain kinks; that is more or less out of the original designer's hands. Nor when it's just [[ArtEvolution the artstyle itself is becoming refined,]] though it can overlap. This trope refers to the slow changes to make the character more marketable that happen over the course of a series or multiple adaptations, even if it feels detrimental to the character, sometimes, the character's unusual design is what made him interesting, before the slow turn to looking more generic.

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This shouldn't be confused with a design that happens to be [[FetishFuel very attractive]] to fandoms with certain kinks; that is more or less out of the original designer's hands. Nor when it's just [[ArtEvolution the artstyle itself is becoming refined,]] though it can overlap. This trope refers to the slow changes to make the character more marketable that happen over the course of a series or multiple adaptations, even if it feels detrimental to the character, sometimes, the character's character with their initial unusual design is what made him interesting, before the slow turn to looking becoming more generic.
generic and less interesting-looking.
31st Dec '16 12:54:18 PM Lemia
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This shouldn't be confused with a design that happens to be [[FetishFuel very attractive]] to fandoms with certain kinks; that is more or less out of the original designer's hands. Nor when it's just [[ArtEvolution the artstyle itself is becoming refined,]] though it can overlap. This trope refers to the slow changes to make the character more marketable that happen over the course of a series, even if it feels detrimental to the character, sometimes, the character's unusual design is what made him interesting, before the slow turn to looking more generic.

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This shouldn't be confused with a design that happens to be [[FetishFuel very attractive]] to fandoms with certain kinks; that is more or less out of the original designer's hands. Nor when it's just [[ArtEvolution the artstyle itself is becoming refined,]] though it can overlap. This trope refers to the slow changes to make the character more marketable that happen over the course of a series, series or multiple adaptations, even if it feels detrimental to the character, sometimes, the character's unusual design is what made him interesting, before the slow turn to looking more generic.
31st Dec '16 12:35:01 PM rafi
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* Inverted in ''Manga/{{Bakuman}}''. Nakai has always been overweight and noticeably older than the other mangaka, but he looked relatively normal in his initial appearance and has since gotten steadily fatter and less attractive. This went into overdrive after [[spoiler: he TookALevelInJerkass and later came back from his time at his mother's house, although this can be justified in that he has not been taking very good care of himself since he became a jerk.]]
30th Dec '16 10:19:31 PM nombretomado
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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 [[DwayneJohnson The Rock]] 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 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 [[DwayneJohnson The Rock]] 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.
18th Dec '16 12:15:41 AM ninjamitsuki2
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* In their [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue initial appearance]] the male swimmer class in {{Franchise/Pokemon}} was meant to be FanDisservice. In later generations, they weren't hideous but still meant to be a joke with their macho poses. By [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Generation VII]] however, they turned into MrFanservice.


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** In their [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue initial appearance]] the male swimmer class in {{Franchise/Pokemon}} was meant to be FanDisservice. In later generations, they weren't hideous but still meant to be a joke with their macho poses. By [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Generation VII]] however, they turned into MrFanservice.
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