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14th Oct '17 2:23:45 AM iroanxi
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* ''Fanfic/ForumOfThrones'': Argella Durrandon embodies this trope. She is famously beautiful, always well-dressed, has received flawless education and she is also the heiress to the Kingdom of the Stormlands.
** Queen Rhaenys Targaryen is another straight example. Like Argella, she is a very beautiful woman, even if their physical features couldn't be different. She is cultured, well-read and behaved and loves the courtly life.
5th Oct '17 9:18:43 AM __Vano
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To some degree, this tends to be TruthInTelevision. In most societies, wealth and attractiveness are highly correlated: The wealthy have much greater access to resources that improve their own appearance, and the attractive have much greater access to financial and material success, whether through marriage or career opportunities. Hey, LifeIsntFair.

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To some degree, this tends to be TruthInTelevision. In most societies, wealth and attractiveness are highly correlated: The wealthy have much greater access to resources that improve their own appearance, and the attractive have much greater access to financial and material success, whether through marriage or career opportunities. Heck, ''the very standards of beauty'', especially feminine beauty, are (at least, have been for most of the history) chiefly a demonstration of wealth! Hey, LifeIsntFair.
10th Sep '17 2:34:18 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* George R. R. Martin's ''Literature/{{A Song of Ice and Fire}}'' makes heavy use of this trope; an unrealistically-high proportion of the Great Houses of Westeros seems to consist of glamorous, insanely gorgeous men and women. The leading examples of this trope are the royal House Targaryen and the House Lannister. Although more often then not, this trope is pointedly deconstructed and subverted throughout the series. It should be noted that ''A Song of Ice and Fire'' is also full of people and settings that are the exact opposite of this trope.
** ''House Targaryen'' is famous for its sons and daughters possessing - according to the WordOfGod - a striking, almost inhuman beauty; including hair like silver-and-gold beaten together and eyes either of pale lilac or deep indigo - or somewhere in along the spectrum, but always violet. Queen Daenerys Stormborn is hailed as a great beauty at the age of thirteen and her eldest brother - Prince Rhaegar Targaryen - was regarded, before his untimely death, as the most handsome man alive in all of Westeros with the potential to be a [[{{TheGoodKing}} great king]]. [[spoiler: Even the profoundly narcissistic Cersei Lannister admitted that Rhaegar made her own twin brother and lover - the fantastically good-looking Jaime - look decidedly plain in comparison.]] Before being overthrown and exiled, the Targaryens ruled the Seven Kingdoms and reserved for themselves alone the right to [[{{BrotherSisterIncest}} wed brother-to-sister]] and name the offspring of these unions as heirs. They also built a mighty castle to live-in and rule the kingdom from and at one point were demi-god badasses who rode dragons into battle. BloodMagic also runs strong in the Targaryen family. [[spoiler: Daenerys used her blood magic to hatch her petrified dragon eggs.]]
** ''House Lannister'' is the richest and most glamorous of the Great Houses, drawing its immense wealth from native gold and silver mines. Lord Tywin Lannister - the family patriarch - is regarded as the greatest man alive of his time. Tywin first made a name for himself crushing a rebellious lesser House, and his subsequent tenure as the [[{{StandardEvilEmpireHierarchy}} Hand]] of the [[{{RoyallyScrewedUp}} Mad King Aerys II Targaryen]] brought two decades of unprecedented peace and prosperity to Westeros - things only went downhill after he resigned from his post. His children include the "[[{{Twincest}} Golden Twins]]", Cersei and Jaime Lannister - a queen and a knight respectively. A notable exception to this trope within the family, though, is the baby and fan-favorite, Tyrion Lannister - a ferociously clever and highly-sympathetic [[{{DepravedDwarf}} deformed dwarf]].
** Other noteworthy examples include; Sansa Stark, Margaery Tyrell, Loras Tyrell, Arianne Martell, and Renly Baratheon. The tragic Ashara Dayne was hauntingly beautiful, no man whoever looked upon her could ever forget the impression she left on them.
** Even some of the nobles that aren't as attractive as they [[IWasQuiteALooker used to be]], such as Lysa Arryn and Mace Tyrell. Young Robert Baratheon was said to have been '' "every inch a king" '' and '' "muscled like a maiden's fantasy." ''
** The Starks, rulers of the largest of the Seven Kingdoms, are one of the few exceptions. Their grim Northerner features don't make them conventionally attractive, though Lyanna Stark had a "wild" beauty that captivated Rhaegar Targaryen himself. Most of Ned Stark's children take after their mother Cat's Tully features. Ned himself was relatively plain.

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* George R. R. Martin's ''Literature/{{A Song of Ice and Fire}}'' makes heavy use of this trope; an unrealistically-high proportion of the Great Houses of Westeros seems to consist of glamorous, insanely gorgeous men and women. The leading Some particular examples of this trope are the royal are:
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House Targaryen and Targaryen, once-ruling family of the House Lannister. Although more often then not, this trope is pointedly deconstructed and subverted throughout the series. It should be noted that ''A Song of Ice and Fire'' is also full of people and settings that are the exact opposite of this trope.
** ''House Targaryen''
Seven Kingdoms is famous for its sons and daughters possessing - according to the WordOfGod - a striking, almost inhuman beauty; beauty, including silver hair like silver-and-gold beaten together and violent eyes either of pale lilac or deep indigo - or somewhere in along the spectrum, but always violet. Queen Daenerys Stormborn is hailed as a great beauty at the age of thirteen and her eldest brother - Prince Rhaegar Targaryen - was regarded, before his untimely death, as the most handsome man alive in all of Westeros with the potential to be a [[{{TheGoodKing}} great king]]. [[spoiler: Even the profoundly narcissistic Cersei coming from their Valyrian ancestry.
** House
Lannister admitted that Rhaegar made her own twin brother and lover - the fantastically good-looking Jaime - look decidedly plain in comparison.]] Before being overthrown and exiled, the Targaryens ruled the Seven Kingdoms and reserved for themselves alone the right to [[{{BrotherSisterIncest}} wed brother-to-sister]] and name the offspring of these unions as heirs. They also built a mighty castle to live-in and rule the kingdom from and at one point were demi-god badasses who rode dragons into battle. BloodMagic also runs strong in the Targaryen family. [[spoiler: Daenerys used her blood magic to hatch her petrified dragon eggs.]]
** ''House Lannister''
is the richest and most glamorous of the Great Houses, drawing its immense wealth from native gold Houses. They are tall, beautiful and silver mines. Lord Tywin golden-haired. Jamie and Cersei Lannister - the family patriarch - is are regarded as the greatest man alive of his time. Tywin first made a name for himself crushing a rebellious lesser House, and his subsequent tenure as the [[{{StandardEvilEmpireHierarchy}} Hand]] of the [[{{RoyallyScrewedUp}} Mad King Aerys II Targaryen]] brought two decades of unprecedented peace and prosperity to Westeros - things only went downhill after he resigned from his post. His children include the "[[{{Twincest}} Golden Twins]]", Cersei and Jaime Lannister - a queen and a knight respectively. A notable exception to this trope within the family, though, is the baby and fan-favorite, Tyrion Lannister - a ferociously clever and highly-sympathetic [[{{DepravedDwarf}} deformed dwarf]].
** Other noteworthy examples include; Sansa Stark, Margaery Tyrell, Loras Tyrell, Arianne Martell, and Renly Baratheon. The tragic Ashara Dayne was hauntingly beautiful, no man whoever looked upon her could ever forget the impression she left on them.
** Even
some of the nobles that aren't as attractive as they most dashing and beautiful members of the nobility. The expected physical perfection of the Lannisters is part of why Tyrion Lannister, a deformed dwarf, is so reviled by much of his own family.
** The Tyrells, the High Lords of the Reach, are all very beautiful. The youngest generation, most especially Loras and Margaery, are considered exceptionally attractive. Even the older generation, including Olenna and Mace, who are now old and fat, respectively, were once
[[IWasQuiteALooker used to be]], such as Lysa Arryn and Mace Tyrell. very attractive]].
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Young Robert Baratheon was said to have been '' been "every inch a king" '' and '' "muscled like a maiden's fantasy." ''
** The Starks, rulers of
fantasy" before he took the largest of the Seven Kingdoms, are one of the few exceptions. Their grim Northerner features don't make them conventionally attractive, though Lyanna Stark had a "wild" beauty that captivated Rhaegar Targaryen himself. Most of Ned Stark's children take after their mother Cat's Tully features. Ned himself was relatively plain. throne.
10th Sep '17 2:24:58 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* The ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' [[TheFilmOfTheBook film series]] introduces us to the gorgeous [[BadassFamily Cullens]], who are an altogether [[InhumanlyBeautifulRace different breed]]. As the "saga" progresses so does our view of just how very [[VampiresAreRich well off]] the family is. Their designer clothing, collection of [[CoolCar imported/armoured automobiles]], a patriarch with centuries of medical experience, their beautiful [[CoolHouse home]], the magazine worthy dream wedding, and private island honeymoon clue us in to just how beautiful and elite life as a vampire can be.
** This whole trend is subverted with ''Near Dark'', where the vampires tend to be grimy, travel around in camper vans and almost definitely steal their clothes from the people they kill.

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* The ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' [[TheFilmOfTheBook film series]] introduces us to the gorgeous [[BadassFamily Cullens]], who are an altogether [[InhumanlyBeautifulRace different breed]]. As the "saga" progresses so does our view of just how very [[VampiresAreRich well off]] the family is. Their designer clothing, collection of [[CoolCar imported/armoured automobiles]], a patriarch with centuries of medical experience, their beautiful [[CoolHouse home]], the magazine worthy dream wedding, and private island honeymoon clue us in to just how beautiful and elite life as a vampire can be.
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be. However, this whole trend is subverted with ''Near Dark'', where the vampires tend to be grimy, travel around in camper vans and almost definitely steal their clothes from the people they kill.
24th Aug '17 9:00:30 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''Seconds'' depicts a elderly man who pays to literally be remade as one of the Beautiful People; in a nice touch, post-transformation he is played by Rock Hudson. It doesn't work out very well.
* ''TheStepfordWives'' takes place in a TownWithADarkSecret where the women and their houses look too good to be true... and are. Notable in that the people who run the town, the Men's Association, are the only things that are ugly.

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* ''Seconds'' ''Film/{{Seconds}}'' depicts a elderly man who pays to literally be remade as one of the Beautiful People; in a nice touch, post-transformation he is played by Rock Hudson. It doesn't work out very well.
* ''TheStepfordWives'' ''Film/TheStepfordWives'' takes place in a TownWithADarkSecret where the women and their houses look too good to be true... and are. Notable in that the people who run the town, the Men's Association, are the only things that are ugly.
11th Jul '17 9:23:37 AM Scandia
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* Downplayed in ''Series/CarruSel'' with Maria Joaquina and Jorge. Maria Joaquina is haughty- although never cruel- plus very rich and very pretty. A lot of her plotlines involve Cirilo's unrequited obsessive love for her. Jorge is even richer, plus somewhat meaner without being completely evil- and at least one of the girls points out how handsome he is when he first transfers to the school, even though none of them actively crush on him let alone date him. Averted with David- who is rich and cute (to the point where he has two love interests), but never malicious.

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* Downplayed in ''Series/CarruSel'' with Maria Joaquina and Jorge. Maria Joaquina is haughty- although never cruel- plus very rich and very pretty. A lot of her plotlines involve Cirilo's unrequited obsessive love for her. Jorge is even richer, plus somewhat meaner without being completely evil- and at least one of the girls points out how handsome he is when he first transfers to the school, even though none of them actively crush on him let alone date him. Averted with David- who is rich and cute (to the point where he has two love interests), but never malicious.


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* ''Series/CarruSel'' with Jorge del Salto. Jorge is rich, mean, and arrogant- and at least one of the girls points out how handsome he is when he first transfers to the school, even though none of them actively crush on him let alone date him. Downplayed with Maria Joaquina- who is pretty, wealthy, and haughty, but not cruel. Averted with David- who is rich and cute (to the point where he has two love interests), but never malicious.
11th Jul '17 9:20:27 AM Scandia
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* Downplayed in ''Series/Carrusel'' with Maria Joaquina and Jorge. Maria Joaquina is haughty- although never cruel- plus very rich and very pretty. A lot of her plotlines involve Cirilo's unrequited obsessive love for her. Jorge is even richer, plus somewhat meaner without being completely evil- and at least one of the girls points out how handsome he is when he first transfers to the school, even though none of them actively crush on him let alone date him. Averted with David- who is rich and cute (to the point where he has two love interests), but never malicious.

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* Downplayed in ''Series/Carrusel'' ''Series/CarruSel'' with Maria Joaquina and Jorge. Maria Joaquina is haughty- although never cruel- plus very rich and very pretty. A lot of her plotlines involve Cirilo's unrequited obsessive love for her. Jorge is even richer, plus somewhat meaner without being completely evil- and at least one of the girls points out how handsome he is when he first transfers to the school, even though none of them actively crush on him let alone date him. Averted with David- who is rich and cute (to the point where he has two love interests), but never malicious.
11th Jul '17 9:18:32 AM Scandia
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* Downplayed in ''Series/Carrusel'' with Maria Joaquina and Jorge. Maria Joaquina is haughty- although never cruel- plus very rich and very pretty. A lot of her plotlines involve Cirilo's unrequited obsessive love for her. Jorge is even richer, plus somewhat meaner without being completely evil- and at least one of the girls points out how handsome he is when he first transfers to the school, even though none of them actively crush on him let alone date him. Averted with David- who is rich and cute (to the point where he has two love interests), but never malicious.
28th Jun '17 6:28:16 AM IHateAlmostEverything
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* ''LightNovel/CrestOfTheStars'': [[SpaceElves Abh]] are both this and InhumanlyBeautifulRace due to being ruling aristocracy and genetically engineered superhumans at the same time. While they are shown to be benevolent and just rulers, their militarism and imperialism makes them somewhat morally ambiguous.
16th Jun '17 10:47:40 PM nombretomado
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** ''Film/BillAndTed BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure'' jokes with this, where in the future, everything--"even the dirt"--is clean.

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** ''Film/BillAndTed BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure'' ''Film/BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure'' jokes with this, where in the future, everything--"even the dirt"--is clean.
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