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16th Sep '17 2:22:15 PM nombretomado
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* A Nintendo3DS Nintendo Video entry called "The 3D Machine" has an Igor-like scientist's assistant discover that his master's new invention can bring drawings to life, so he attempts to use it to create a beautiful woman. However, said woman is not attracted to the hunchback, so he sets a drawing of King Kong on her, who then wrecks the nearby city.

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* A Nintendo3DS UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS Nintendo Video entry called "The 3D Machine" has an Igor-like scientist's assistant discover that his master's new invention can bring drawings to life, so he attempts to use it to create a beautiful woman. However, said woman is not attracted to the hunchback, so he sets a drawing of King Kong on her, who then wrecks the nearby city.
9th Sep '17 9:32:42 PM eowynjedi
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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', "Someone to Watch Over Me": The Doctor gives Seven of Nine lessons in dating and ends up falling for her. Interestingly, the Doctor is a hologram (and therefore an artificial being himself).

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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', "Someone to Watch Over Me": The Doctor gives Seven of Nine lessons in dating and ends up falling for her. Interestingly, the Doctor is a hologram (and therefore an artificial being himself). Comes complete with TheBet, in this case with Tom Paris, who congratulates the Doctor's success [[ImStandingRightHere right in front of Seven]].
26th Jul '17 4:28:17 PM Angeldeb82
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* ''ComicBook/MetalMen'' has gone over this at least twice, both between the [[TheSmurfettePrinciple sole female]] of the initial group and the scientist who [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots built them all]], and between [[TheSmartGuy Tin]] and his own creation, Nameless.

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* ''ComicBook/MetalMen'' has gone over this at least twice, both between the [[TheSmurfettePrinciple sole female]] of the initial group and the scientist who [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots built them all]], and between [[TheSmartGuy Tin]] {{T|heSmartGuy}}in and his own creation, Nameless.



* The Creator/AudreyHepburn and Creator/FredAstaire fim ''Funny Face'' in which a seasoned photographer teaches a much younger bookish woman to become a model.

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* The Creator/AudreyHepburn and Creator/FredAstaire fim film ''Funny Face'' in which a seasoned photographer teaches a much younger bookish woman to become a model.



* ''Film/MyFairLady'': (which, incidentally, was based on the Creator/GeorgeBernardShaw play ''Theatre/{{Pygmalion}}''): Professor Henry Higgins teaches the poor, lower-class Eliza Doolittle to act and -- especially -- talk like an upper-class lady, [[TheBet on a bet]] with his friend Colonel Pickering. He succeeds, but Eliza, tired of being treated as an experiment, rebels against him and leaves. Higgins eventually realizes that he has "[[CannotStandThemCannotLiveWithoutThem grown accustomed to her face]]," just in time for her to return. In the original play, Eliza ends up stranded between two worlds, fitting into neither.

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* ''Film/MyFairLady'': (which, incidentally, was based on the Creator/GeorgeBernardShaw play ''Theatre/{{Pygmalion}}''): Professor Henry Higgins teaches the poor, lower-class Eliza Doolittle to act and -- especially -- talk like an upper-class lady, [[TheBet on a bet]] with his friend Colonel Pickering. He succeeds, but Eliza, tired of being treated as an experiment, rebels against him and leaves. Higgins eventually realizes that he has "[[CannotStandThemCannotLiveWithoutThem "[[CantLiveWithThemCantLiveWithoutThem grown accustomed to her face]]," just in time for her to return. In the original play, Eliza ends up stranded between two worlds, fitting into neither.



* ''Series/WillAndGrace'' had a storyline in which Jack and Will make-over a StraightGay named Barry into a FlamboyantGay (which they consider a "proper gay"). Both of them fall for Barry and end up fighting over him afterwards. The arc is called, of course, "[[NWordPrivileges Fagmalion]]."

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* ''Series/WillAndGrace'' had a storyline in which Jack and Will make-over a StraightGay named Barry into a FlamboyantGay CampGay (which they consider a "proper gay"). Both of them fall for Barry and end up fighting over him afterwards. The arc is called, of course, "[[NWordPrivileges Fagmalion]]."



* This was the basis for Nikki and Victor Newman's love story on TheYoungAndTheRestless, with her being a reformed stripper and him being a wealthy tycoon.

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* This was the basis for Nikki and Victor Newman's love story on TheYoungAndTheRestless, ''Series/TheYoungAndTheRestless'', with her being a reformed stripper and him being a wealthy tycoon.



* Music/{{Vocaloid}} Rin's song "KOKORO" and [[SpearCounterpart Len's counterpart]] "KISEKI" tell the story of a robot that was made to for this purpose. However, the two [[spoiler: never technically meet face-to-face, as the robot only becomes conscious after centuries of isolation and disuse.]] Their love can just as easily be interpreted as platonic, and in some versions it's explicitly shown that the scientist [[ReplacementGoldfish based the robot off his late daughter.]] While it's sort of an odd, {{Zigzagged}} example, "KOKORO KISEKI" definitely fits the archetype of a PygmalionPlot.

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* Music/{{Vocaloid}} Rin's song "KOKORO" and [[SpearCounterpart Len's counterpart]] "KISEKI" tell the story of a robot that was made to for this purpose. However, the two [[spoiler: never technically meet face-to-face, as the robot only becomes conscious after centuries of isolation and disuse.]] Their love can just as easily be interpreted as platonic, and in some versions it's explicitly shown that the scientist [[ReplacementGoldfish based the robot off his late daughter.]] daughter]]. While it's sort of an odd, {{Zigzagged}} example, "KOKORO KISEKI" definitely fits the archetype of a PygmalionPlot.



* [[LesYay Strongly hinted at]] between Professor Mei Ling Hua and her RobotGirl creation Mei Fang in the ''VideoGame/ArcanaHeart'' series.

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* [[LesYay [[HoYay Strongly hinted at]] between Professor Mei Ling Hua and her RobotGirl creation Mei Fang in the ''VideoGame/ArcanaHeart'' series.



* The story format features in the ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' episode appropriately titled "Pigmalion". Luanne is hired by pig processing plant owner Trip Larson to be his girlfriend and he starts modeling her into a new model of a maid from his company's logo, (which was created by his father and who he is obsessed with) even dying her hair in her sleep so that she resembles the woman. [[KnightOfCerebus He's also uncharacteristically aggressive for a character from this series, as well as being clinically insane]], ([[spoiler: at the end of the episode he gets an electrical shock to the brain and then comments that the voices in his head have stopped]]) threatening Peggy and even trying to ''kill'' Hank (without Hank ever realizing it) to get her to back off. In a twist on the trope, ''he'' doesn't want to marry Luanne--he wants her to marry a ''different'' man who he modeled after a guy in lederhosen ''also'' from the company logo (so that's ''two'' Pygmalion Plots in one) so that the three of them can be a family together with Trip himself as the third character from the logo: [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext the pet pig]].

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* The story format features in the ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' episode appropriately titled "Pigmalion". Luanne is hired by pig processing plant owner Trip Larson to be his girlfriend and he starts modeling her into a new model of a maid from his company's logo, (which was created by his father and who he is obsessed with) even dying her hair in her sleep so that she resembles the woman. [[KnightOfCerebus He's also uncharacteristically aggressive for a character from this series, as well as being clinically insane]], ([[spoiler: at the end of the episode he gets an electrical shock to the brain and then comments that the voices in his head have stopped]]) threatening Peggy and even trying to ''kill'' Hank (without Hank ever realizing it) to get her to back off. In a twist on the trope, ''he'' doesn't want to marry Luanne--he wants her to marry a ''different'' man who he modeled after a guy in lederhosen ''also'' from the company logo (so that's ''two'' Pygmalion Plots in one) so that the three of them can be a family together with Trip himself as the third character from the logo: [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext the pet pig]].
25th Jun '17 1:36:12 PM Emperor_Oshron
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* The story format features in the ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' episode appropriately titled "Pigmalion". Luanne is hired by pig processing plant owner Trip Larson to be his girlfriend and he starts modeling her into a new model of a maid from his company's logo, (which was created by his father and who he is obsessed with) even dying her hair in her sleep so that she resembles the woman. [[KnightOfCerebus He's also uncharacteristically aggressive for a character from this series, as well as being clinically insane]], ([[spoiler: at the end of the episode he gets an electrical shock to the brain and then comments that the voices in his head have stopped]]) threatening Peggy and even trying to ''kill'' Hank (without Hank ever realizing it) to get her to back off. In a twist on the trope, ''he'' doesn't want to marry Luanne--he wants her to marry a ''different'' man who he modeled after a guy in lederhosen ''also'' from the company logo (so that's ''two'' Pygmalion Plots in one) so that the three of them can be a family together with Trip himself as the third character from the logo: [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext the pet pig]].
9th Jun '17 3:48:19 PM nombretomado
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* ''WillAndGrace'' had a storyline in which Jack and Will make-over a StraightGay named Barry into a FlamboyantGay (which they consider a "proper gay"). Both of them fall for Barry and end up fighting over him afterwards. The arc is called, of course, "[[NWordPrivileges Fagmalion]]."

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* ''WillAndGrace'' ''Series/WillAndGrace'' had a storyline in which Jack and Will make-over a StraightGay named Barry into a FlamboyantGay (which they consider a "proper gay"). Both of them fall for Barry and end up fighting over him afterwards. The arc is called, of course, "[[NWordPrivileges Fagmalion]]."
28th May '17 2:32:15 PM nombretomado
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* {{Vocaloid}} Rin's song "KOKORO" and [[SpearCounterpart Len's counterpart]] "KISEKI" tell the story of a robot that was made to for this purpose. However, the two [[spoiler: never technically meet face-to-face, as the robot only becomes conscious after centuries of isolation and disuse.]] Their love can just as easily be interpreted as platonic, and in some versions it's explicitly shown that the scientist [[ReplacementGoldfish based the robot off his late daughter.]] While it's sort of an odd, {{Zigzagged}} example, "KOKORO KISEKI" definitely fits the archetype of a PygmalionPlot.

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* {{Vocaloid}} Music/{{Vocaloid}} Rin's song "KOKORO" and [[SpearCounterpart Len's counterpart]] "KISEKI" tell the story of a robot that was made to for this purpose. However, the two [[spoiler: never technically meet face-to-face, as the robot only becomes conscious after centuries of isolation and disuse.]] Their love can just as easily be interpreted as platonic, and in some versions it's explicitly shown that the scientist [[ReplacementGoldfish based the robot off his late daughter.]] While it's sort of an odd, {{Zigzagged}} example, "KOKORO KISEKI" definitely fits the archetype of a PygmalionPlot.
15th Dec '16 9:33:19 AM TheNerevarine
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* In ''ComicBook/TheDarkness'', both the Darkness and Angelus users had the power to [[MookMaker create living beings to serve them]], and some of these were created with for romantic or sexual purposes - the Angelus introduced at the start of the series had a female concubine whom she loved very dearly. This was frequently used by many Darkness users since [[DeathBySex having sex with mortal women would lead to their deaths]], as their powers would then pass on to their offspring at cost of their own lives. Female Darklings are safe enough, but apparently they are very hard to create: Jackie tries to make one and botches many attempts, and he ends up needing outside help to successfully create the perfect woman. [[spoiler:Though it turns out that the Darkness entity deliberately designed them so their users could breed with them and create an EldritchAbomination free of any humanity. Oops.]]
5th Dec '16 3:20:05 PM Dvandemon
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** The New 52 changed this into a cover story to her being raped by Zeus.
25th Aug '16 1:31:09 AM eroock
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25th Aug '16 1:30:31 AM eroock
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