History Main / PurelyAestheticGlasses

23rd Jun '17 11:08:16 PM creader
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* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'''s Conan Edogawa has big round glasses for the aesthetic affect of ''looking less like himself''; he's been [[FountainOfYouth de-aged]] into a child and is living day-to-day with a {{Childhood Friend|s}} whom he does not want to recognize him, and Shinichi never wore glasses. He's ClarkKenting, but he doesn't have the luxury of changing back and forth at will. They also make him look cuter, which he exploits. He also gets some cool features built into them as time passes, chiefly that they contain the monitor system for his little electronic trackers. And yeah, I don't know how he gets his eyes to focus that close-up either.

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* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'''s Conan Edogawa has big round glasses for the aesthetic affect of ''looking less like himself''; he's been [[FountainOfYouth de-aged]] into a child and is living day-to-day with a {{Childhood Friend|s}} whom he does not want to recognize him, and Shinichi never wore glasses. He's ClarkKenting, but he doesn't have the luxury of changing back and forth at will. They also make him look cuter, which he exploits. He also gets some cool features built into them as time passes, chiefly that they contain the monitor system for his little electronic trackers. And yeah, I don't know how he gets his eyes to focus that close-up either.
22nd Jun '17 12:28:29 PM Pichu-kun
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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', Nami wears a pair of glasses while lecturing the rest of the crew on what they'd learned at Sky Island since arriving. These glasses had never appeared before and only once since.

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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', ''Manga/OnePiece'':
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Nami wears a pair of glasses while lecturing the rest of the crew on what they'd learned at Sky Island since arriving. These glasses had never appeared before and only once since.



* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'': [[TheGlassesComeOff As shown]] in the last episodes, Quattro doesn't need her glasses. She just has them to help keep up her [[BitchInSheepsClothing façade]] of [[{{Kawaiiko}} innocent cuteness]].

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* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'':
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''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'': [[TheGlassesComeOff As shown]] in the last episodes, Quattro doesn't need her glasses. She just has them to help keep up her [[BitchInSheepsClothing façade]] of [[{{Kawaiiko}} innocent cuteness]].



* [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Clark Kent]], of course, whose glasses mainly serve as [[ClarkKenting his disguise]]. In some versions his glasses do have something special about them.
* ''ComicStrip/ThePhantom'' almost always wear glasses or shades whenever he's not wearing his regular mask and costume. The same goes for all predecessors down the line (as a LegacyCharacter, The Phantom has a 400 year long history) and as none have had particularly bad vision, they've just used fake glasses.
** Justified in-universe by a legend saying that "Whoever sees the eyes of the phantom must die". MaybeMagicMaybeMundane, as even the Phantom himself has wondered about how criminals who get a look under his mask tend to have fatal accidents shortly after.

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* [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Clark Kent]], of course, whose glasses mainly serve as [[ClarkKenting his disguise]]. In some versions his glasses do have something special about them.
them. ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} sometimes wears glasses for similar reasons.
* ''ComicStrip/ThePhantom'' almost always wear glasses or shades whenever he's not wearing his regular mask and costume. The same goes for all predecessors down the line (as a LegacyCharacter, The Phantom has a 400 year long history) and as none have had particularly bad vision, they've just used fake glasses.
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glasses. Justified in-universe by a legend saying that "Whoever sees the eyes of the phantom must die". MaybeMagicMaybeMundane, as even the Phantom himself has wondered about how criminals who get a look under his mask tend to have fatal accidents shortly after.


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* As a psychiatrist/psychologist, ComicBook/HarleyQuinn wore glasses. It's never clarified ''why'' she wore them, besides SmartPeopleWearGlasses. She ditched the glasses after becoming a villain and doesn't even wear them when in civilian clothes. There's no mention of her wearing contacts either.
20th Jun '17 5:58:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/{{NTSFSDSUV}}'': Creator/SummerGlau appears as a "fake nerd girl" wearing oversized NerdGlasses. While she tries to seduce Agent Trent Hauser, he tells her he isn't fooled by her non-prescription glasses.
7th Jun '17 10:21:12 AM naturalironist
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* In certain accessory stores, such as Claire's or Icing, it is possible to buy rectangular-lensed, black-and-neon-framed {{nerd}}-looking glasses that do nothing. In fact, because real glasses dirty so easily, unless the buyer polishes them almost constantly they'll partially ''obscure'' her vision. Some people actually wear these spectacle frames without any lens because of the last sentence.
1st Apr '17 5:39:02 PM dmcreif
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** A twofer for Matt Murdock: Charlie Cox isn't blind, so the pair of copper-lens sunglasses he wears to play Matt are this. In-universe, Matt wears the glasses for same reason every other blind person wears them: because not wearing them would weird people out regarding his unfocused non-seeing eyes. That said, when he's in the privacy of his apartment, or just around those who are used to his unfocused eyes, like Foggy, Karen, Claire, or Elektra, he'll generally have his glasses off.

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** A twofer for Matt Murdock: Charlie Cox isn't blind, so the pair of copper-lens red-lens sunglasses he wears to play Matt are this. In-universe, Matt wears the glasses for same reason every other blind person wears them: because not wearing them would weird people out regarding his unfocused non-seeing eyes. That said, when he's in the privacy of his apartment, or just around those who are used to his unfocused eyes, like Foggy, Karen, Claire, or Elektra, he'll generally have his glasses off.
11th Mar '17 3:36:57 PM dmcreif
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** A twofer for Matt Murdock: Charlie Cox isn't blind, so the pair of copper-lens sunglasses he wears to play Matt are this. In-universe, Matt wears the glasses for same reason every other blind person wears them: because not wearing them would weird people out regarding his unfocused non-seeing eyes. That said, in private, like when alone in his apartment, or when he's just with Foggy and/or Karen, he'll take them off since they're used to his blindness quirks.

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** A twofer for Matt Murdock: Charlie Cox isn't blind, so the pair of copper-lens sunglasses he wears to play Matt are this. In-universe, Matt wears the glasses for same reason every other blind person wears them: because not wearing them would weird people out regarding his unfocused non-seeing eyes. That said, in private, like when alone he's in the privacy of his apartment, or when he's just with Foggy and/or Karen, he'll take them off since they're around those who are used to his blindness quirks.unfocused eyes, like Foggy, Karen, Claire, or Elektra, he'll generally have his glasses off.
8th Mar '17 4:20:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* On ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' Brian tries to show [[Series/TheHills Lauren Conrad]] how smart he is by taking out glasses to read. When she asks when he got reading glasses, he says he always wore them. She points out she knows they aren't real as she can see the ''Film/AustinPowers'' logo.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
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Brian tries to show [[Series/TheHills Lauren Conrad]] how smart he is by taking out glasses to read. When she asks when he got reading glasses, he says he always wore them. She points out she knows they aren't real as she can see the ''Film/AustinPowers'' logo.
8th Mar '17 4:18:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* On The Voice Season Four finalist Michelle Chamuel wore large glasses, which caused her fans to don similar hipster glasses. Usher has donned them in support, as has Shakira after her team was eliminated.

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* On The Voice ''Series/TheVoice'' Season Four finalist Michelle Chamuel wore large glasses, which caused her fans to don similar hipster glasses. Usher has donned them in support, as has Shakira after her team was eliminated.
6th Mar '17 5:05:10 PM eroock
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6th Mar '17 4:51:01 PM StFan
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* Kenji from ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'' claims to wear glasses solely for the effect. He's legally blind with or without them, and a compulsive liar to boot. As usual, it's hard to tell with him.



* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': After the MiscarriageOfJustice that lands him on probation, the protagonist starts wearing NerdGlasses to appear more mild-mannered. Unsurprisingly, taking them off doesn't stop him from reading his phone and various books, firing guns with pinpoint accuracy, or driving a car.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': ''VideoGame/Persona5'': After the MiscarriageOfJustice that lands him on probation, the protagonist starts wearing NerdGlasses to appear more mild-mannered. Unsurprisingly, taking them off doesn't stop him from reading his phone and various books, firing guns with pinpoint accuracy, or driving a car.


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* Kenji from ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'' claims to wear glasses solely for the effect. He's legally blind with or without them, and a compulsive liar to boot. As usual, it's hard to tell with him.
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