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26th Sep '16 7:40:08 AM JackG
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* In the mini-series ''A Man Called Intrepid'', David Niven's character wants to refuse a woman with exceptional language skills for being dropped into Nazi-occupied Europe, pointing out that she's so beautiful anyone who saw her would never forget her. She does in fact get remembered by a German sentry, leading to her eventual capture.
19th Sep '16 12:38:08 PM Furienna
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* In Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs's ''[[Literature/JohnCarterOfMars The Master Mind of Mars]]'', Valla Dia, when she finds herself [[GrandTheftMe transplanted into an old and ugly body]], admits that she enjoyed her beauty, but that it had not been an unmixed blessing, as men had fought and died over her. She is content in this body, which, at least, no one would fight over. Indeed, when Ulysses Paxton offers to have her put in a younger and more beautiful body, she rejects it because of the danger that that body would be sold (since they are in a MadScientist's lair and he sells such body transplants).

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* In Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs's ''[[Literature/JohnCarterOfMars The Master Mind of Mars]]'', Valla Dia, when she finds herself [[GrandTheftMe transplanted into an old and ugly body]], admits that she enjoyed her beauty, but that it had not been an unmixed blessing, as men had fought and died over her. She is content in this body, which, that at least, least no one would fight over. Indeed, when Ulysses Paxton offers to have her put in a younger and more beautiful body, she rejects it because of the danger that that body would be sold (since they are in a MadScientist's lair and he sells such body transplants).
19th Sep '16 12:14:28 PM Furienna
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** In the Book of Esther, the wicked king of Persia is looking for a new wife (he executed the last one), and forces all the beautiful women in the kingdom to vie for the job in a beauty contest. Esther does as little as possible, eshewing makeup or other attempts to pretty herself up, but "wins" the contest anyway. Traditionally, it's understood that TrueBeautyIsOnTheInside, which actually worked against her.

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** In the Book of Esther, the wicked king of Persia is looking for a new wife (he executed the last one), and forces all the beautiful women in the kingdom to vie for the job in a beauty contest. Esther does as little as possible, eshewing makeup or other attempts to pretty herself up, but "wins" the contest anyway. Traditionally, it's understood that TrueBeautyIsOnTheInside, which actually worked against her.



* Deconstructed in ''Literature/CloudOfSparrows''. Emily, the 17-year-old heroine is very beautiful. But because the story is in the 1800's, the world is a sexist, victim-blaming place. She's raped by her stepfather at 13 and escapes to the neighbors, who gossip about how she's tainted now, and, let's face it, partially to blame for the sin of being good-looking enough to 'seduce' her step-father. So when the sons overhear this, they think "well, she's fair game for us - it's her fault after all," and of course the neighbors choose to blame her instead of their sons. She internalizes this, and so hates "her accursed beauty" and longs to escape from it. So she goes to Japan, where no one's seen a Western woman before and everyone finds her not just odd-looking but extravagantly hideous - yay! And she spends the whole plot trying desperately to stay in Japan rather than return to a land where she'll be considered beautiful again (and thus, vulnerable to sexual assault).

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* Deconstructed in ''Literature/CloudOfSparrows''. Emily, the 17-year-old heroine is very beautiful. But because the story is in the 1800's, the world is a sexist, victim-blaming place. She's raped by her stepfather at 13 and escapes to the neighbors, who gossip about how she's tainted now, and, let's face it, now and partially to blame for the sin of being good-looking enough to 'seduce' her step-father. So when the sons overhear this, they think "well, she's fair game for us - it's her fault after all," and of course the neighbors choose to blame her instead of their sons. She internalizes this, and so hates "her accursed beauty" and longs to escape from it. So she goes to Japan, where no one's seen a Western woman before and everyone finds her not just odd-looking but extravagantly hideous - yay! And she spends the whole plot trying desperately to stay in Japan rather than return to a land where she'll be considered beautiful again (and thus, vulnerable to sexual assault).
31st Aug '16 5:05:01 PM nombretomado
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* Done more seriously and convincingly with EmilieAutumn's "Thank God I'm Pretty", which is about the impositions made upon pretty women.

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* Done more seriously and convincingly with EmilieAutumn's Music/EmilieAutumn's "Thank God I'm Pretty", which is about the impositions made upon pretty women.
28th Aug '16 12:10:07 PM LordGro
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* In "Literature/LoreLay" by Clemens Brentano, Lore Lay is very unhappy about all the men that fall in love with her, as she loves none of them. She even says to see her own reflection is so painful to her, she wants to die. Her beauty also leads to her being accused of witchcraft.
22nd Aug '16 10:27:53 AM WriterGirl2015
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** Tsukiyama is mentioned by Chie as "the type of guy who spends the whole day staring at himself in the mirror".
21st Aug '16 1:58:11 PM MrMediaGuy2
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* Marigold the unicorn in ''ComicStrip/PhoebeAndHerUnicorn''. When she sees her reflection, she is trapped staring, sometimes for days. This is plot-relevant more than once.



* Marigold the unicorn in ''WebComic/PhoebeAndHerUnicorn''. When she sees her reflection, she is trapped staring, sometimes for days. This is plot-relevant more than once.
20th Aug '16 5:54:43 PM nombretomado
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%%* In the {{Dragonlance}} novels, Tika Waylan feels awkward and dumpy because of her big breasts and is envious of the elven princess Laurana's slender figure.

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%%* In the {{Dragonlance}} Literature/{{Dragonlance}} novels, Tika Waylan feels awkward and dumpy because of her big breasts and is envious of the elven princess Laurana's slender figure.
18th Aug '16 9:11:49 PM Everdream
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* Many dog, cat, and horse breeds are maintained because of how they look without concern given to the health problems inherent in the breed or lurking in the gene pool. Some breeds even have problems directly caused by how they were bred to look. For example, show line German shepherds have trouble walking. White cats and dalmatians are prone to deafness. White horses may die soon after birth because of a nonfunctional colon. Pugs and Persian cats have breathing difficulties caused by breeding for that particular, but that is more a example of "So UglyCute It's A Curse."

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* Many dog, cat, and horse breeds are maintained because of how they look without concern given to the health problems inherent in the breed or lurking in the gene pool. Some breeds even have problems directly caused by how they were bred to look. For example, show line German shepherds have trouble walking. White walking, white cats and dalmatians are prone to deafness. White deafness, white horses may die soon after birth because of a nonfunctional colon. Pugs colon, and pugs and Persian cats have breathing difficulties caused by breeding for that particular, the flat face, but that is those last two are more a example examples of "So UglyCute It's A Curse."
18th Aug '16 9:09:19 PM Everdream
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* Many dog and cat breeds are maintained because of how they look without concern given to the health problems inherent in the breed or lurking in the gene pool. Some breeds even have problems directly caused by how they were bred to look. For example, show line German shepherds have [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Nm0yGPHkvw trouble walking.]] Pugs and Persian cats have breathing difficulties, but that is more a example of "So UglyCute It's A Curse."

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* Many dog dog, cat, and cat horse breeds are maintained because of how they look without concern given to the health problems inherent in the breed or lurking in the gene pool. Some breeds even have problems directly caused by how they were bred to look. For example, show line German shepherds have [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Nm0yGPHkvw trouble walking.]] walking. White cats and dalmatians are prone to deafness. White horses may die soon after birth because of a nonfunctional colon. Pugs and Persian cats have breathing difficulties, difficulties caused by breeding for that particular, but that is more a example of "So UglyCute It's A Curse."
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