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10th Apr '17 8:03:13 PM karstovich2
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* In ancient Athens, a beautiful courtesan named Phryne was put on trial for a capital crime. Her defense consisted of getting stripped by her sometime-lover (now defendant) in court and asking the (all-male) jury if they were prepared to destroy ''this.'' She was acquitted right then and there. This is a question of ValuesDissonance: the capital crime in question was blasphemy, and in [[AncientGreece Ancient Greek]] society, exceptional beauty was a sign of favor from the gods (remember, for the Greeks, BeautyEqualsGoodness was serious: they called their nobles ''Kaloi k'Agathoi'', "the Beautiful and the Good"). Essentially, her argument was, "how could I possibly commit blasphemy if the gods have given me ''this'' body." The Athenians have later [[ObviousRulePatch passed a law]] [[ItOnlyWorksOnce that from now on]], [[ObviousRulePatch judges are not to look at the defendants]].

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* In ancient Athens, a beautiful courtesan named Phryne was put on trial for a capital crime. Her defense consisted of getting stripped by her sometime-lover (now defendant) defense attorney) in court and asking the (all-male) jury if they were prepared to destroy ''this.'' She was acquitted right then and there. This is a question of ValuesDissonance: the capital crime in question was blasphemy, and in [[AncientGreece Ancient Greek]] society, exceptional beauty was a sign of favor from the gods (remember, for the Greeks, BeautyEqualsGoodness was serious: they called their nobles ''Kaloi k'Agathoi'', "the Beautiful and the Good"). Essentially, her argument was, "how could I possibly commit blasphemy if the gods have given me ''this'' body." The Athenians have later [[ObviousRulePatch passed a law]] [[ItOnlyWorksOnce that from now on]], [[ObviousRulePatch judges are not to look at the defendants]].
2nd Feb '17 5:58:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the folk song "Willie O'Winsbury," also known as "John Barbour" (and covered by East Coast Canadian band GreatBigSea), a princess has gotten pregnant. When the king finds out that the father, Willie O'Winsbury (or John Barbour), isn't nobility, he plans to have him killed. But when the king sees how incredibly handsome the father is ("If I were a woman as I am a man, [[EvenTheGuysWantHim my bedfellow you would be]]"), the king gives him the princess's hand in marriage, and offers to make him "the lord of my lands." (For contrast, see the folksong "Princess Dysie," in which the princess has become pregnant by Roger the kitchen boy. In this song, the king has Roger's head cut off and sent up to the princess.)

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* In the folk song "Willie O'Winsbury," also known as "John Barbour" (and covered by East Coast Canadian band GreatBigSea), Music/GreatBigSea), a princess has gotten pregnant. When the king finds out that the father, Willie O'Winsbury (or John Barbour), isn't nobility, he plans to have him killed. But when the king sees how incredibly handsome the father is ("If I were a woman as I am a man, [[EvenTheGuysWantHim my bedfellow you would be]]"), the king gives him the princess's hand in marriage, and offers to make him "the lord of my lands." (For contrast, see the folksong "Princess Dysie," in which the princess has become pregnant by Roger the kitchen boy. In this song, the king has Roger's head cut off and sent up to the princess.)
28th Oct '16 11:53:06 PM Technicolourtardis
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** Then again, Tsuna's MO is forgiving pretty much everyone he runs across for what they do to him and his friends, and [[spoiler: Mukuro DOES actually help Tsuna more than once and is the reason they won the Mist Battle]]. He forgives Rauju and Kaoru as well as Levi, none of whom are as attractive as the rest of the cast and all of whom did worse than Mukuro. [[spoiler: as two of them beat up the five year old Lambo with no hesitation (one of whom with full intent to kill a helpless Lambo ''twice''), and Kaoru nearly killed or paralysed Yamamoto]]. He's also very hesitant to forgive [[spoiler: Byakuran]], despite his reformation until [[spoiler: Byakuran proves himself by saving Yamamoto, protecting Tsuna himself, and giving his power to Tsuna's plan to save the Arcobaleno]], and refuses to forgive his own father.
10th Sep '16 11:50:09 PM DoctorNemesis
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Related to ProudBeauty, WhatMeasureIsANonCute and ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney. IHaveBoobsYouMustObey can be considered a subtrope of this. Contrast KavorkaMan. Compare SoBeautifulItsACurse; any character who [[{{Hypocrite}} combines the two]] is just ''begging'' for a [[TheScrappy Hatedom]]. Compare and contrast also with FavorsForTheSexy and DistractedByTheSexy. Characters who fall into this trope will rarely react well to their FirstGreyHair, however; the ageing process can be particularly cruel on those who were beautiful in their youth, and they may find that people start to treat them very differently as they get older.

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Related to ProudBeauty, WhatMeasureIsANonCute and ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney. IHaveBoobsYouMustObey can be considered a subtrope of this. Contrast KavorkaMan. Compare SoBeautifulItsACurse; any character who [[{{Hypocrite}} combines the two]] is just ''begging'' for a [[TheScrappy Hatedom]]. Compare and contrast also with FavorsForTheSexy and DistractedByTheSexy. Characters who fall into this trope will rarely react well to their FirstGreyHair, FirstGrayHair, however; the ageing process can be particularly cruel on those who were beautiful in their youth, and they may find that people start to treat them very differently as they get older.
10th Sep '16 11:49:18 PM DoctorNemesis
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Related to ProudBeauty, WhatMeasureIsANonCute and ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney. IHaveBoobsYouMustObey can be considered a subtrope of this. Contrast KavorkaMan. Compare SoBeautifulItsACurse; any character who [[{{Hypocrite}} combines the two]] is just ''begging'' for a [[TheScrappy Hatedom]]. Compare and contrast also with FavorsForTheSexy and DistractedByTheSexy.

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Related to ProudBeauty, WhatMeasureIsANonCute and ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney. IHaveBoobsYouMustObey can be considered a subtrope of this. Contrast KavorkaMan. Compare SoBeautifulItsACurse; any character who [[{{Hypocrite}} combines the two]] is just ''begging'' for a [[TheScrappy Hatedom]]. Compare and contrast also with FavorsForTheSexy and DistractedByTheSexy.
DistractedByTheSexy. Characters who fall into this trope will rarely react well to their FirstGreyHair, however; the ageing process can be particularly cruel on those who were beautiful in their youth, and they may find that people start to treat them very differently as they get older.
19th Aug '16 1:46:49 AM WillBGood
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* One ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' strip [[http://dilbert.com/dyn/str_strip/000000000/00000000/0000000/000000/30000/0000/800/30831/30831.strip.sunday.gif lampshades the trope rather nicely.]]

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* %%* One ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' strip [[http://dilbert.com/dyn/str_strip/000000000/00000000/0000000/000000/30000/0000/800/30831/30831.strip.sunday.gif lampshades the trope rather nicely.]]
27th Jun '16 7:33:26 PM TDK
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** It should be noted, however, that the Amazon ideal of Beauty is based on strength, and as a Shichibukai with powerful Haki (as well as the very rare Conqueror's Haki), and a fundamentally instant-kill Devil Fruit ability (which her people believe comes from defeating a mythical beast), she more than fits that standard.
29th Mar '16 5:20:13 AM Willbyr
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28th Mar '16 7:15:56 PM Willbyr
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** Pick any ''Tenchi'' series, and there are probably characters who use this at some point. An egregious example includes the part in ''Tenchi GXP'' where four young women get away with [[spoiler:[[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale raping a 15-year old boy]]]] because they're beautiful and female (and because [[spoiler:they're [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections foreign emissaries.]]]])
** Averted in ''Tenchi in Tokyo'', where Ayeka, despite having this trope and ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney and ScrewTheRulesIHaveSupernaturalPowers and ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections on her side, has to pay a traffic ticket. (Of course, there's a lesser ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney in it if she used an infinitesimal portion of her father's money to pay for it.)

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** Pick any ''Tenchi'' series, and there are probably characters who use this at some point. An egregious example includes the part in ''Tenchi GXP'' ''Anime/TenchiMuyoGXP'' where four young women get away with [[spoiler:[[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale raping a 15-year old boy]]]] because they're beautiful and female (and because [[spoiler:they're [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections foreign emissaries.]]]])
** Averted in ''Tenchi in Tokyo'', ''Anime/TenchiInTokyo'', where Ayeka, despite having this trope and ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney and ScrewTheRulesIHaveSupernaturalPowers and ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections on her side, has to pay a traffic ticket. (Of course, there's a lesser ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney in it if she used an infinitesimal portion of her father's money to pay for it.)
24th Mar '16 1:08:13 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', Gaston believes that he's the most handsome man in the entire village. One of the reasons he gives for stalking Belle and eventually trying to force her into marrying him is because she's the only one "who's as beautiful as me!" and he deserves the best in ''everything'', wives included.
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* In ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', Gaston believes that he's the most handsome man in the entire village. One of the reasons he gives for stalking Belle and eventually trying to force her into marrying him is because she's the only one "who's as beautiful as me!" and he deserves the best in ''everything'', wives included.
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