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24th Sep '16 7:04:29 AM Morgenthaler
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** The [[VampireTheRequiem Dae]][[VampiresAreSexGods va]] and the [[ChangelingTheLost Fair]][[FairySexy est]][[labelnote:*]]As in ''FairestOfThemAll''[[/labelnote]]are [[TheBeautifulElite two groups of supernatural beings that are known for their above average beauty]] and for [[{{Glamour}} having the powers]] to back it up.
** The ''[[VampireTheRequiem Requiem]]'' version of the [[TheDreaded Nosferatu]] can be anything between 'Ugly AND Uncanny' down to 'Fearsome and Clearly Inhuman' since their curse is not specifically in a physical sense, but in a more UncannyValley-esque sense.

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** The [[VampireTheRequiem Dae]][[VampiresAreSexGods va]] [[TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem Daeva]] and the [[ChangelingTheLost Fair]][[FairySexy est]][[labelnote:*]]As [[TabletopGame/ChangelingTheLost Fairest]][[labelnote:*]]As in ''FairestOfThemAll''[[/labelnote]]are [[TheBeautifulElite two groups of supernatural beings that are known for their above average beauty]] and for [[{{Glamour}} having the powers]] to back it up.
** The ''[[VampireTheRequiem ''[[TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem Requiem]]'' version of the [[TheDreaded Nosferatu]] can be anything between 'Ugly AND Uncanny' down to 'Fearsome and Clearly Inhuman' since their curse is not specifically in a physical sense, but in a more UncannyValley-esque sense.
24th Sep '16 4:32:58 AM Morgenthaler
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** [[TheBeautifulElite The Sidhe]] from ''ChangelingTheDreaming'' gets two free dots in Appearance which places most of them in 'Divine Level Beauty'.

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** [[TheBeautifulElite The Sidhe]] from ''ChangelingTheDreaming'' ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheDreaming'' gets two free dots in Appearance which places most of them in 'Divine Level Beauty'.



* The ''NewWorldOfDarkness'' has a Merit called [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Striking Looks]] which measures your character's appearance and gives her a nice bonus on Social rolls. Not having it means your character is anywhere between 'Just Average' to 'Normal Ugly'. The Merit itself has two versions (two-dot and ''four''-dot) which fall somewhere between 'Special Average' and 'World Class Beauty'. Having or lacking Social Attributes/Skils can improve or decrease her appeal by one or two levels. 'Divine Level Beauty' can be achieved through supernatural means.

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* The ''NewWorldOfDarkness'' ''TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness'' has a Merit called [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Striking Looks]] which measures your character's appearance and gives her a nice bonus on Social rolls. Not having it means your character is anywhere between 'Just Average' to 'Normal Ugly'. The Merit itself has two versions (two-dot and ''four''-dot) which fall somewhere between 'Special Average' and 'World Class Beauty'. Having or lacking Social Attributes/Skils can improve or decrease her appeal by one or two levels. 'Divine Level Beauty' can be achieved through supernatural means.
22nd Sep '16 8:43:51 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheTwilightZone'' plays with this in one episode where a woman undergoes plastic surgery to become beautiful because she falls into the Most Horrible Ever category (there's a village made just for ugly people so nobody would be forced to look at them). Of course being ''TheTwilightZone'' there's a twist: [[spoiler:she turns out to be what many viewers would consider at least somewhat pretty, as she is played by [[TheBeverlyHillbillies Donna Douglas]]. It's just that everyone in their world is hideous with pig noses and their beauty standards are built around that.]]

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* ''TheTwilightZone'' plays with this in one episode where a woman undergoes plastic surgery to become beautiful because she falls into the Most Horrible Ever category (there's a village made just for ugly people so nobody would be forced to look at them). Of course being ''TheTwilightZone'' there's a twist: [[spoiler:she turns out to be what many viewers would consider at least somewhat pretty, as she is played by [[TheBeverlyHillbillies [[Series/TheBeverlyHillbillies Donna Douglas]]. It's just that everyone in their world is hideous with pig noses and their beauty standards are built around that.]]



* Ginger on ''GilligansIsland'' was considered World Class beauty while Mary Ann was considered Special Average.
* ''NewGirl'', Jess is considered Special Average, while Cece is considered World Class beauty.

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* Ginger on ''GilligansIsland'' ''Series/GilligansIsland'' was considered World Class beauty while Mary Ann was considered Special Average.
* ''NewGirl'', ''Series/NewGirl'', Jess is considered Special Average, while Cece is considered World Class beauty.
27th Aug '16 4:31:40 PM bombadilla
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** Amongst men, Loras Tyrell is probably this. He has managed to achieve a special nickname, "The Knight of Flowers", that refers directly to his good looks and flair. Also, WordOfGod [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-YgEvxHDwE proclaimed]] him "Sexiest Man of Westeros".

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** Amongst men, men Jaime Lannister is a World Class Beauty. In the first episode [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold Ros]] tells Tyrion that Jaime is said to be the most handsome man in the Seven Kingdoms, and in season 6 Bronn implies all women look at him as if they'd like to -ahem- have sexual relations with him. Loras Tyrell is also probably this. He has managed to achieve a special nickname, "The Knight of Flowers", that refers directly to his good looks and flair. Also, flair, and WordOfGod [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-YgEvxHDwE proclaimed]] him the "Sexiest Man of Westeros".



** Brienne of Tarth gets a lot of sneering for being "big" and dressing like a man, but Jaime is the only one who outright calls her ugly, and that's only when he's trying to get on her nerves. So she's considered Flawed Average in her society for being [[NoGuyWantsAnAmazon a big, muscular woman who fights]]. Despite the general negativity, however, there are a few who admire her for being such a capable fighter, so she could probably also be considered Cool/Special Average depending on your point of view. Especially now it seems she's [[AmazonChaser World Class Beauty]] in [[spoiler:Tormund's]] eyes.

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** Brienne of Tarth gets a lot of sneering for being "big" and dressing like a man, but Jaime is the only one who outright calls her ugly, and that's only when he's trying to get on her nerves. So she's considered Flawed Average in her society for being [[NoGuyWantsAnAmazon a big, muscular woman who fights]]. Despite the general negativity, however, there are a few who admire her for being such a capable fighter, so she could probably also be considered Cool/Special Average depending on your point of view. Especially now that it seems she's [[AmazonChaser World Class Beauty]] in [[spoiler:Tormund's]] eyes.
25th Aug '16 10:44:54 AM Godnat
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* In TabletopGame/Warhammer40000 the [[GodEmperor Emperor of Mankind]] and his [[TrulySingleParent Primarch sons]] generally occupy the very top levels of this scale. They are all said to possess more or less supernatural levels of attractiveness and charisma.
** The two most prominent examples would [[BeautyEqualsGoodness Sanguinius]] and [[ThePerfectionist Fulgrim]] who are both S-tier Divine level beauties, though in subtly different ways; Sanguinius could best be described as possessing ''true'' AngelicBeauty, while Fulgrim is more the sort of slightly ''too'' perfect beauty you'd get if a mad scientist spliced together genes from all the most beautiful people throughout time to create the perfect WhiteHairedPrettyBoy.
** And more towards the other end of the scale, you've got [[ScaryBlackMan Vulkan]] and [[{{Cyclops}} Magnus the Red]] who while awesome-looking are also uncannily inhuman mostly due to being AmazingTechnicolorPopulation.
20th Aug '16 5:54:34 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''{{Dragonlance}}'' novels both Laurana and Goldmoon are high end World Class beauties; Goldmoon was literally worshipped by her barbarian tribe for her beauty upon first seeing Laurana all the heroes are dazzled by her looks, even the ultra cynical Raistlin. They don't ''quite'' qualify for Divine Level since other characters can interact with them normally without falling in love. Caramon, Tika, Crysiana and Kitiara are all Common beauty.

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* In the ''{{Dragonlance}}'' ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' novels both Laurana and Goldmoon are high end World Class beauties; Goldmoon was literally worshipped by her barbarian tribe for her beauty upon first seeing Laurana all the heroes are dazzled by her looks, even the ultra cynical Raistlin. They don't ''quite'' qualify for Divine Level since other characters can interact with them normally without falling in love. Caramon, Tika, Crysiana and Kitiara are all Common beauty.
17th Aug '16 5:51:23 PM Floria
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* Thor in the 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''.

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* Thor in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse:
** Film/{{Thor}}
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''.''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD''.
** In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' pre-serum Steve Rogers is Flawed Average, and post-serum Steve Rogers is a low-level World Class Beauty: he's not as famously hunky as Thor, but he attracts plenty of attention, including causing a DistractedByTheSexy incident for the normally composed Peggy Carter with his post-transformation super-abs. Peggy and Bucky are Common Beauties, and the Red Skull is Ambiguously Monstrous.
17th Aug '16 4:53:31 PM pinkdalek
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* In the original ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', Tifa is a World Class beauty, able to get 'interviewed' in a brothel for the position of a wife for a powerful crime boss. Aeris is a Common beauty, although one canny enough to overcharge admirers she dislikes for the flowers she sells. [[HarmlessLadyDisguise Cloud in a dress]] is an UncannyValleyGirl, described euphemistically as being 'healthy-looking', and said to be 'not bad' if you don't look closely. Cloud is a Flawed Beauty - he's convincingly good-looking enough to pass as a former [[ElitesAreMoreGlamorous SOLDIER 1st Class]] and more than a few women ([[MachoCamp and Mukki]]) in game are immediately attracted to his looks (Johnny describes him as being a 'sexy playboy'). On the other hand, he's also seen as overly intimidating and with CreepyBlueEyes that are not well-liked. Several other characters (including Cid) describe him as being non-specifically, unpleasantly odd in appearance, likely the effect of his [[TheMentallyDisturbed winning]] [[JerkassFacade personality]].

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* In the original ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'':
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Tifa is a World Class beauty, semi-famous in her city for her good looks, able to get 'interviewed' in a brothel for the position of a wife for a powerful crime boss. Aeris boss, and so gorgeous one of her worst enemies won't attempt to hurt her in boss battles.
**Aeris
is a Common beauty, although one canny enough to overcharge admirers she dislikes for the flowers she sells. [[HarmlessLadyDisguise She's described as being 'pretty' and is second-choice to be 'interviewed' by the Don, behind Tifa.
**[[HarmlessLadyDisguise
Cloud in a dress]] is an UncannyValleyGirl, described euphemistically as being 'healthy-looking', and said to be 'not bad' if you don't look closely. Cloud 'She' is the Don's least favourite, and even if you dress 'her' well enough to make the Don pick 'her', he still finds her a bit suspicious...
**Cloud as himself
is a Flawed Beauty - he's convincingly good-looking enough to pass as a former [[ElitesAreMoreGlamorous SOLDIER 1st Class]] and more than a few women ([[MachoCamp and Mukki]]) in game are immediately attracted to his looks (Johnny describes him as being a 'sexy playboy'). 'playboy'). On the other hand, he's also seen as overly intimidating and with CreepyBlueEyes that are not well-liked. well-liked (though Aeris likes them and one NPC finds them sexy). Several other characters (including Cid) describe him as being non-specifically, unpleasantly odd in appearance, demeanour, likely the effect of his [[TheMentallyDisturbed winning]] [[JerkassFacade personality]].personality]].
** Yuffie describes herself as being super-hot and a babe, but outside her head she's merely Average. She's described as being a skinny brat, and even the Don appears to like her more for her personality, finding her looks unremarkable.
13th Aug '16 12:01:47 PM nombretomado
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* Allen Walker from ''DGrayMan'' is either a World Class beauty or an Imperfect beauty (due to his deformed arm and facial scar). He gets a lot of attention from [[ChickMagnet girls]] and [[EvenTheGuysWantHim guys]] alike.

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* Allen Walker from ''DGrayMan'' ''Manga/DGrayMan'' is either a World Class beauty or an Imperfect beauty (due to his deformed arm and facial scar). He gets a lot of attention from [[ChickMagnet girls]] and [[EvenTheGuysWantHim guys]] alike.
14th Jul '16 9:52:53 AM KGBtheRussianSpy
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse has Stevonnie as Divine Beauty, as they effortlessly attract both female and male characters

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has Stevonnie as Divine Beauty, as they effortlessly attract both female and male characterscharacters.
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