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21st Apr '16 12:47:02 PM skybox
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** In the book the movie was based on, however, the Beast is more traditionally "monstrous" with fur, claws, etc.
28th Mar '16 4:07:18 PM GrammarNavi
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* 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 Creator/JoshPeck, [[TheDanza Josh Nichols' actor]], wanting to lose weight for health reasons.

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* 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 Creator/JoshPeck, Josh Peck, [[TheDanza Josh Nichols' actor]], wanting to lose weight for health reasons.
28th Mar '16 4:04:29 PM GrammarNavi
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* ''Main/DrakeAndJosh'' compare the appearance of Josh in the first season [[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 see a DVD cover for the first four episodes here]] 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.

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* ''Main/DrakeAndJosh'' compare Compare the appearance of Josh [[Series/DrakeAndJosh Josh]] in the first season [[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 see a DVD cover for the first four episodes here]] 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, Creator/JoshPeck, [[TheDanza Josh Nichols Nichols' actor]], wanting to lose weight for health reasons.
19th Mar '16 2:53:42 AM Hossmeister
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17th Mar '16 12:00:19 PM fearlessnikki
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* ''Literature/PeterPan'':
** Peter in the original book and play is said to still have his baby teeth, placing him at eternally between five and six years old. Plenty of adaptations give him an AgeLift to make him a cute teenager - notably [[Disney/PeterPan the Disney one]] and ''Film/PeterPan''. ''Series/OnceUponATime'' went further and cast an eighteen-year-old to play him. ''{{Film/Hook}}'' too shows him being a teenager at the time of the original story's events. ''{{Film/Pan}}'' on the other hand casts a twelve-year-old who at least looks like he's Peter's original age.
** Tiger Lily's attractiveness in the original is not commented on, but she's notably much cuter and more sexual in the Disney film. ''Film/PeterPan'' has her more in line with the book, but ''{{Film/Pan}}'' goes ahead and makes her a sexy adult woman.
** 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}}.



* Already played by HollywoodHomely Creator/AlysonHannigan, Willow became steadily more attractive as ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' proceeded, partly from her character coming out of her shell and trying things other than the plaid skirt and pink sweater, and partly (probably) from ExecutiveMeddling. While Willow certainly became more a ''colourful'' dresser her later clothes were not always particularly, well, fashionable ("How come you didn't tell me I look like a crazy birthday cake in this shirt?") which arguably is in character.
** Occasionally her later-season outfits bordered on haute couture. Dolly Parton famously said, "It takes a lot of money to look this cheap," and in Willow's case it sometimes took trendy fashion to look that eccentric.

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
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Already played by HollywoodHomely Creator/AlysonHannigan, Willow became steadily more attractive as ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' proceeded, partly from her character coming out of her shell and trying things other than the plaid skirt and pink sweater, and partly (probably) from ExecutiveMeddling. While show proceeded. WordOfGod said that the executives wanted Willow certainly became to look more a ''colourful'' dresser her later hip and less nerdy. She started wearing clothes that were not always particularly, well, fashionable ("How come you didn't tell me I look more 'adorkably cute' than nerdy - with plenty of fuzzy sweaters and eccentric t-shirts. In the college seasons, her hairstyles started becoming more fashionable. By Season 6 she was about as fashionably dressed as the other females on the show. In this case, the clothing change is used to show Willow becoming more confident and powerful.
** Buffy herself had more of a GirlNextDoor appearance in the first season. The make-up artist described her as 'earthy', and she contrasted with the more vampy Cordelia. WordOfGod is that they then decided to make her more
like a crazy birthday cake ValleyGirl - resulting in this shirt?") which arguably is in character.
** Occasionally her later-season outfits bordered on haute couture. Dolly Parton famously said, "It takes a lot of money to look this cheap,"
bleached blonde hair, colourful make-up and in Willow's case it sometimes took trendy fashion to look that eccentric.trendier clothes.



* The Halliwell sisters in ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' started the first season out with fairly ordinary and normal clothes and rather plain hairstyles. By season 3 they were wearing the latest fashions and their sex appeal was played up. Then around season 5 the outfits got ''really'' vampy. They generally looked like they were dressed for a night out.
** Demons as a whole got progressively prettier too, or at least progressively more human-looking. Some of the early demons were hideous or scary, while many of the later demons just looked like dark-haired people [[HellBentForLeather in leather]]. There was a justification for Cole, as he was going through the HeelFaceRevolvingDoor and how demonic he looked depended on what side he was on, but sometimes demons just looked human with little reason.
*** There was actually something of a reason, albeit one that was never addressed directly. It was said that in the universe of the show, the stronger, more upper-level demons are usually more human-looking (since interacting with humans makes it easier to gain power, and more power makes it easier to "glamour" and pass as human.) As the Charmed Ones got progressively stronger and their reputation began to build, the stronger (and therefore, more human-appearing) demons began to be the ones who came after them.

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* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'':
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The Halliwell sisters in ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' started the first season out with fairly ordinary and normal clothes and rather plain hairstyles. Phoebe was the pretty one of the sisters, but even she wasn't that fashionable. Season 3 showed the clothes becoming far more fashionable, the girls frequently made up and far more flattering hairstyles. By season 3 Season 5, they were wearing the latest fashions and their sex appeal was played up. Then around season 5 the outfits got ''really'' incredibly vampy. They generally looked like they were dressed for It's a night out.
joke among fans that Alyssa Milano's belly-button deserved top billing in the credits.
** Demons as a whole got progressively prettier too, or at least progressively more human-looking. Some of the early demons were hideous or scary, while many of the later demons just looked like dark-haired people [[HellBentForLeather in leather]]. There was a justification for Cole, as he was going through the HeelFaceRevolvingDoor and how demonic he looked depended on what side he was on, but sometimes demons just looked human with little reason.
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reason. There was actually something of a reason, albeit one that was never addressed directly. It was said that in the universe of the show, the stronger, more justification for this; apparently upper-level demons are usually more human-looking (since interacting with humans makes it easier to gain power, and more power makes it easier to "glamour" and pass as human.) As the Charmed Ones got progressively stronger and their reputation began to build, the stronger (and therefore, more human-appearing) demons began to be were the ones who came able to assume a human form. Thus as the sisters' powers increased, the more powerful (and therefore human-looking) demons would come after them.
12th Mar '16 7:27:30 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': Before Gaara was rather mean and scary-looking because, well, he was mean and scary. After his HeelFaceTurn, he's been redesigned to look still gothic but much gentler (again, because he generally is).

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
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Before Gaara was rather mean and scary-looking because, well, he was mean and scary. After his HeelFaceTurn, he's been redesigned to look still gothic but much gentler (again, because he generally is).is).
** Whether it was ArtEvolution or an intentional choice to show him aging, Naruto in the earliest chapters is a scrawny looking kid whose collar is too large. Eventually he fills out and starts looking quite cute.



* ''Young Manga/BlackJack'': the title character has been updated from his Tezuka look to be more {{Bishonen}} for an inversion. There's justification in that this is a prequel but because the first thing the anime shows is his [[FanservicePack scarred muscular body]] and not his surgical skills, it becomes obvious he's sculpted only for the sake of {{Fanservice}}.

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* ''Young Manga/BlackJack'': the The title character has been updated from his Tezuka look to be more {{Bishonen}} for an inversion. There's justification in that this is a prequel but because the first thing the anime shows is his [[FanservicePack scarred muscular body]] and not his surgical skills, it becomes obvious he's sculpted only for the sake of {{Fanservice}}.{{Fanservice}}.
* In the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime, the characters in the Original Series were subject to this when flashbacks to their saga were reanimated to match the [[ArtEvolution newer art-style]] in Best Wishes for "The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion" and "Ash and Butterfree: Until We Meet Again" episodes.
10th Mar '16 6:49:16 PM Pichu-kun
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** For inexplicable reasons Mr. Mint has been hit with this. He is traditionally a cartoony, [[AmbiguouslyHuman vaguely human]] man with BlackBeadEyes. In 2003 they toned down how stylized he was but he still looked more {{adorkable}} than anything. In the current 2013 design he is a handsome {{animeque}} man with AnimeHair.

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** For inexplicable reasons Mr. Mint has been hit with this. He is traditionally a cartoony, [[AmbiguouslyHuman vaguely human]] man with BlackBeadEyes. In 2003 they toned down how stylized he was but he still looked more {{adorkable}} than anything. In the current 2013 design design he is a handsome {{animeque}} {{animesque}} man with AnimeHair.
10th Mar '16 6:48:07 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''TabletopGame/CandyLand'':
** For inexplicable reasons Mr. Mint has been hit with this. He is traditionally a cartoony, [[AmbiguouslyHuman vaguely human]] man with BlackBeadEyes. In 2003 they toned down how stylized he was but he still looked more {{adorkable}} than anything. In the current 2013 design he is a handsome {{animeque}} man with AnimeHair.
** Lord Licorice is actually [[EvilIsSexy attractive]] as of the 2013 redesign. They toned down how cartoony he looks and gave him an actual color palette besides being pink (he has black and red MulticoloredHair, a human skin tone, and wears a BadassLongcoat)
9th Mar '16 1:47:06 PM Pootah
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* At some point in the recent past, someone looked at the plot of BeautyAndTheBeast and asked themselves: "how can I turn this into a sexy [[YoungAdultLiterature YA]] drama for the {{Twilight}} crowd?" The result was {{Beastly}}, with an incarnatation of The Beast that's just a gothy Alex Pettyfer with a scar and some weird tattoos on his face. No, really.
11th Feb '16 10:15:43 AM pinkdalek
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* Reno in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' at first wasn't supposed to be a pretty boy, (in contrast with Rufus [[http://www.creativeuncut.com/gallery-01/art/ff7-turks.jpg for instance]]). Later the ''Compilation'' gave him GenericCuteness to bring him in line with fandom portrayal of the character.
** The film ''Advent Children'' made [[ScaryBlackMan Barrett]] more conventionally attractive... and gave him a fishnet vest...

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* Reno ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'':
**Reno
in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' at first wasn't supposed to be a pretty boy, (in contrast with Rufus [[http://www.creativeuncut.com/gallery-01/art/ff7-turks.jpg for instance]]). Later the ''Compilation'' gave him GenericCuteness to bring him in line with fandom portrayal of the character.
** The film ''Advent Children'' made [[ScaryBlackMan Barrett]] Barret]] more conventionally attractive... and gave him a fishnet vest...vest...
**Slightly reversed in ''Final Fantasy VII Remake'', where both Cloud and Barret are redesigned to look a bit more like their original conceptions, even where this makes them uglier (Cloud's unappealingly skinny build, Barret's more disfiguring scars).
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