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19th May '16 8:27:00 AM mlsmithca
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** Amongst men, Jaime Lannister and Loras Tyrell are probably this, since Jaime is [[WordOfGod stated by GRRM]] to be the "Beauty" to [[{{YMMV}} Brienne's "Beast"]], and Loras has managed to achieve a special nickname, "The Knight of Flowers", that refers directly to his good looks and flair.

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** Amongst men, Jaime Lannister and Loras Tyrell are probably this, since Jaime is [[WordOfGod stated by GRRM]] to be the "Beauty" to [[{{YMMV}} Brienne's "Beast"]], "Beast", and Loras has managed to achieve a special nickname, "The Knight of Flowers", that refers directly to his good looks and flair.
19th May '16 3:15:33 AM bombadilla
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** Sansa Stark and Daenerys Targaryen are definitely World Class Beauties at least. They're probably the two characters whose level of attractiveness becomes a plot point the most often. Their great looks are remarked upon by several characters, and several important characters fall in love with/lust after them. Walder Frey accuses Talisa Maegyr of having been preferred over his daughters solely for being a World Class Beauty as well. Amongst men, Jaime Lannister and Loras Tyrell are probably this.
** Brienne of Tarth is probably supposed to be Cool/Special Average or Flawed Average depending on your point of view. She's special because she's a [[KnightInShiningArmour valiant]] [[AmazonChaser fighter]] with [[InnocentBlueEyes bright blue eyes]] and [[HairOfGoldHeartOfGold blonde hair]]. Or, she's flawed because [[NoGuyWantsAnAmazon she's a big, muscular woman who fights]].

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** Sansa Stark and Daenerys Targaryen are definitely World Class Beauties at least. They're probably the two characters whose level of attractiveness becomes a plot point the most often. Their great looks are remarked upon by several characters, and several important characters fall in love with/lust after them. Walder Frey accuses Talisa Maegyr of having been preferred over his daughters solely for being a World Class Beauty as well.
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Amongst men, Jaime Lannister and Loras Tyrell are probably this.
this, since Jaime is [[WordOfGod stated by GRRM]] to be the "Beauty" to [[{{YMMV}} Brienne's "Beast"]], and Loras has managed to achieve a special nickname, "The Knight of Flowers", that refers directly to his good looks and flair.
** Jon Snow is referred to as being [[{{Bishonen}} uncommonly "pretty"]] several times, but it's not clear if this means he's supposed to be World Class Beauty or just a Common Beauty in a setting that's unusual (especially since in at least one of those occasions the adjective is used to deride him for his [[DudeLooksLikeALady supposed lack of toughness]]).
** Brienne of Tarth is probably supposed to be Cool/Special Average or Flawed Average depending on your point of view. She's special because she's a [[KnightInShiningArmour valiant]] [[AmazonChaser fighter]] with [[InnocentBlueEyes bright blue eyes]] and [[HairOfGoldHeartOfGold blonde hair]].eyes]]. Or, she's flawed because [[NoGuyWantsAnAmazon she's a big, muscular woman who fights]].
16th May '16 8:20:44 PM nombretomado
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* Thor in the MarvelCinematicUniverse is considered a World Class Beauty. As well as being the MrFanservice of his own films, his hunkiness has reached sufficiently memetic levels in-universe that the normally stoic Melinda May (who has never appeared with him on-screen) calls him "dreamy" in ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD''.

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* Thor in the MarvelCinematicUniverse Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse is considered a World Class Beauty. As well as being the MrFanservice of his own films, his hunkiness has reached sufficiently memetic levels in-universe that the normally stoic Melinda May (who has never appeared with him on-screen) calls him "dreamy" in ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD''.
10th May '16 12:26:57 PM JeaniWeiner
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* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' has Robin Scherbatsky, who claims that she doesn't have to pay for bagels, newspapers, or rent in Manhattan because she's so beautiful, and whom Lily [[GreenEyedMonster says she hated]] when they first met, but now seems to have [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer a bit of a crush on her]]. This would probably classify her as a World Class Beauty.

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* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' has Robin Scherbatsky, who claims that she doesn't have to pay for bagels, newspapers, or rent in Manhattan because she's so beautiful, and whom Lily [[GreenEyedMonster says she hated]] when they first met, but now seems to have [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer a bit of a crush on her]].on]]. This would probably classify her as a World Class Beauty.
10th May '16 12:24:41 PM JeaniWeiner
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* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' has Robin Scherbatsky, who claims that she doesn't have to pay for bagels, newspapers, or rent in Manhattan, and whom Lily [[GreenEyedMonster says she hated]] when they first met because she's so beautiful. This would probably classify her as a World Class Beauty.

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* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' has Robin Scherbatsky, who claims that she doesn't have to pay for bagels, newspapers, or rent in Manhattan, Manhattan because she's so beautiful, and whom Lily [[GreenEyedMonster says she hated]] when they first met because she's so beautiful.met, but now seems to have [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer a bit of a crush on her]]. This would probably classify her as a World Class Beauty.
10th May '16 12:22:26 PM JeaniWeiner
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* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' has Robin Scherbatsky, who claims that she doesn't have to pay for bagels, newspapers, or rent in Manhattan, and whom Lily [[GreenEyedMonster says she hated]] when they first met because she's so beautiful. This would probably classify her as a World Class Beauty.
6th Apr '16 10:36:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''SinCity'''s women tend to be quite beautiful, ranging from common to World Class beauty. The men, on the other hand, run the gamut from good-looking (Dwight [=McCarthy=]) to ugly as sin (Marv).
* WonderWoman, in the early years of her comic, was the frequent subject of unwanted (and sometimes violently obsessive) courtship from males of many species, including a giant, sapient amoeba. This would suggest Divine level (although a pair of glasses and businesslike hairdo still rendered her unappealing to the normal human Steve Trevor). The modern version of the character is still considered World class, which is to be expected since she was explicitly given the gift of beauty at birth by the goddess Aphrodite.

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* ''SinCity'''s ''ComicBook/SinCity'''s women tend to be quite beautiful, ranging from common to World Class beauty. The men, on the other hand, run the gamut from good-looking (Dwight [=McCarthy=]) to ugly as sin (Marv).
* WonderWoman, ComicBook/WonderWoman, in the early years of her comic, was the frequent subject of unwanted (and sometimes violently obsessive) courtship from males of many species, including a giant, sapient amoeba. This would suggest Divine level (although a pair of glasses and businesslike hairdo still rendered her unappealing to the normal human Steve Trevor). The modern version of the character is still considered World class, which is to be expected since she was explicitly given the gift of beauty at birth by the goddess Aphrodite.



* {{Shrek}} examples:

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* {{Shrek}} ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' examples:
24th Mar '16 6:01:42 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheBradyBunch'': The Season 5 episode "Peter and the Wolf" has Greg needing to find someone to go on a double date with his girlfriend, Sandra, and her cousin, Linda. When Greg admits that Sandra hadn't seen Linda in years nor had seen a recent photo of her, when he is asked to try to tell what Linda looks like, all he has is Sandra's pre-pubescent description of her ("pigtails and braces"). Naturally, all of his shallow buddies run for the exits, assuming Linda is super ug-lee!!!! Rather than admit defeat and wait until Linda goes home, Greg eventually turns to Peter to salvage the date ... and it is Peter's faux alter ego Peter Packer who gets to date who turns out to be a super-hot Linda!
* ''TheCosbyShow'': The Season 4 episode "Theogate" where Theo is kicked off the track team for an incident and tries to conceal this from his parents played with this through an unseen waitress at a fast food restaurant. This part of the plot featured Theo and a fellow track teammate being waited on by a severely obese and certainly ugly waitress, and the two perhaps upset that an attractive waitress wasn't waiting on them (even though nothing is ever said as much) make cruel jokes about her to the point where she runs off in tears. (Of course, Clair is able to get the truth out of Theo and tells him to apologize to the waitress.)
* ''SanfordAndSon'': While no means an all-American beauty, Aunt Esther's physical appearance is constantly the butt of Fred's cruel jokes. Example: "Was your mother a gorilla? Because you got the face of one!"

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* ''TheBradyBunch'': ''Series/TheBradyBunch'': The Season 5 episode "Peter and the Wolf" has Greg needing to find someone to go on a double date with his girlfriend, Sandra, and her cousin, Linda. When Greg admits that Sandra hadn't seen Linda in years nor had seen a recent photo of her, when he is asked to try to tell what Linda looks like, all he has is Sandra's pre-pubescent description of her ("pigtails and braces"). Naturally, all of his shallow buddies run for the exits, assuming Linda is super ug-lee!!!! Rather than admit defeat and wait until Linda goes home, Greg eventually turns to Peter to salvage the date ... and it is Peter's faux alter ego Peter Packer who gets to date who turns out to be a super-hot Linda!
* ''TheCosbyShow'': ''Series/TheCosbyShow'': The Season 4 episode "Theogate" where Theo is kicked off the track team for an incident and tries to conceal this from his parents played with this through an unseen waitress at a fast food restaurant. This part of the plot featured Theo and a fellow track teammate being waited on by a severely obese and certainly ugly waitress, and the two perhaps upset that an attractive waitress wasn't waiting on them (even though nothing is ever said as much) make cruel jokes about her to the point where she runs off in tears. (Of course, Clair is able to get the truth out of Theo and tells him to apologize to the waitress.)
* ''SanfordAndSon'': ''Series/SanfordAndSon'': While no means an all-American beauty, Aunt Esther's physical appearance is constantly the butt of Fred's cruel jokes. Example: "Was your mother a gorilla? Because you got the face of one!"



* In ''{{Zoey 101}}'', James is considered "World Class beauty" while Logan is considered '''Common beauty''' or "Special average".

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* In ''{{Zoey ''Series/{{Zoey 101}}'', James is considered "World Class beauty" while Logan is considered '''Common beauty''' or "Special average".



* Princess Mithian on ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' arrives in Camelot in a BigEntrance that creates some suspense over her appearance by having her wear a veil over her face. When she draws it back the ReactionShot of the assembled crowd puts her on a World Class beauty level. Whether this is a JustifiedTrope or {{Narm}} depends on your opinion of the actress in question, and how much TheReveal deserves [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nAwBtPSA2o&feature=plcp the dramatic build-up]].

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* Princess Mithian on ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'' arrives in Camelot in a BigEntrance that creates some suspense over her appearance by having her wear a veil over her face. When she draws it back the ReactionShot of the assembled crowd puts her on a World Class beauty level. Whether this is a JustifiedTrope or {{Narm}} depends on your opinion of the actress in question, and how much TheReveal deserves [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nAwBtPSA2o&feature=plcp the dramatic build-up]].
18th Mar '16 11:24:43 PM Hossmeister
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9th Mar '16 10:50:15 AM Floria
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* Wade Wilson in ''Film/Deadpool2016'' starts out as Common Beauty, but is treated as Super Ugly [[FacialHorror after he gets his scars]]. (Although some fans consider this a case of InformedDeformity.)
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