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30th Nov '16 1:55:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler:Aizen]] gives up his glasses when he reveals himself to be the true villain in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', in this case going from Hidden Villain to full-out {{Badass}}.

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* [[spoiler:Aizen]] gives up his glasses when he reveals himself to be the true villain in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', in this case going from Hidden Villain to full-out {{Badass}}.badass.



* On the other hand, Wesley from ''Series/{{Angel}}'' removes his glasses in his makeover as a {{Badass}}, in addition to growing a five-o'clock shadow. No mention is ever made of how he manages to see well. Fred also wears glasses only sometimes during the show.

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* On the other hand, Wesley from ''Series/{{Angel}}'' removes his glasses in his makeover as a {{Badass}}, badass, in addition to growing a five-o'clock shadow. No mention is ever made of how he manages to see well. Fred also wears glasses only sometimes during the show.
28th Nov '16 4:48:50 PM Bisected8
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* Creator/IsaacAsimov disliked the trope enough to [[http://extscifi.weebly.com/uploads/8/9/4/7/8947540/article00.pdf write an article about it]], noting it also had implications of AntiIntellectualism (both because SmartPeopleWearGlasses and the "I know better" attitude behind the girl in question somehow averting BlindWithoutEm[[note]]Contact lens not being as common at the time.[[/note]]).
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26th Sep '16 5:15:48 AM FoxBluereaver
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** Same as Eric Summers in the episode "Leech". [[LightningCanDoAnything A lightning bolt strikes Clark while holding Eric and a piece of Kryptonite, transferring Clark's powers to Eric.]] Afterwards, he stops wearing his glasses.
5th Sep '16 7:11:35 PM Gamermaster
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''Manga/ICantUnderstandWhatMyHusbandIsSaying'' when Kaoru tries to make Hajime more presentable when her friends come over to meet him and she doesn't even recognize the result.
-->'''Kaoru:''' Huh? Where did my husband go?
4th Sep '16 10:27:15 PM erforce
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* Subverted and parodied in ''Film/ScaryMovie 2''. When [[TheVamp Theo]] tries to seduce the nerdy graduate assistant into giving her the keys out of the HauntedHouse, she takes off his glasses in hopes that it makes him prettier. All it does is make his eyes cross.

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* Subverted and parodied in ''Film/ScaryMovie 2''.''Film/ScaryMovie2''. When [[TheVamp Theo]] tries to seduce the nerdy graduate assistant into giving her the keys out of the HauntedHouse, she takes off his glasses in hopes that it makes him prettier. All it does is make his eyes cross.



* Subverted in ''Film/ThePinkPanther'' (2006): Inspector Clouseau puts the finishing touch on a plain woman's glamorous transformation by removing her glasses. She squints, stumbles, and smacks into a post.

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* Subverted in ''Film/ThePinkPanther'' (2006): ''Film/ThePinkPanther2006'': Inspector Clouseau puts the finishing touch on a plain woman's glamorous transformation by removing her glasses. She squints, stumbles, and smacks into a post.
26th Aug '16 4:46:15 PM Lequinni
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* In the Backstory chapter of ''Manga/SilverSpoon'', there is a woman with a perpetual FaceOfAThug, that it turns out is caused by her being near-sighted and constantly squinting. The minute she is given a pair of glasses to try on, her face relaxes and she turns out to be gorgeous.



* ''Series/Bones'': Booth finds Brennan quite sexy when she dons glasses in one episode.

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* ''Series/Bones'': ''Series/{{Bones}}'': Booth finds Brennan quite sexy when she dons glasses in one episode.
24th Jul '16 11:08:25 AM nombretomado
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* In the late-80's, WCW had a storyline where Rick Steiner got involved with a fan named Robin Green, who regularly wore glasses and had her hair tucked under a baseball cap. When they went to go on their first date, she ditched the glasses and the cap and wore a VERY sexy outfit. Shortly afterwards, Robin dumped Rick and changed her name to the one she became better known by, Woman.[[note]]Woman, by the way, became far better known as Nancy Benoit, the estranged wife of ChrisBenoit, whom was killed in a double murder-suicide in June 2007 (Chris and Nancy's son also died in what was one of professional wrestling's blackest days).[[/note]]

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* In the late-80's, WCW had a storyline where Rick Steiner got involved with a fan named Robin Green, who regularly wore glasses and had her hair tucked under a baseball cap. When they went to go on their first date, she ditched the glasses and the cap and wore a VERY sexy outfit. Shortly afterwards, Robin dumped Rick and changed her name to the one she became better known by, Woman.[[note]]Woman, by the way, became far better known as Nancy Benoit, the estranged wife of ChrisBenoit, Wrestling/ChrisBenoit, whom was killed in a double murder-suicide in June 2007 (Chris and Nancy's son also died in what was one of professional wrestling's blackest days).[[/note]]
13th Jun '16 8:17:50 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* One episode of ''Series/NightCourt'' features a bookish and morally strict woman who turns into a beautiful and sexually loose temptress when she removes her glasses. (It turns out later that she has MPD, something Dan doesn't find out until her cold side violently rejects him ''three times''.)
7th May '16 4:48:04 PM fearlessnikki
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* ''Film/ThePrincessDiaries'' (2001). The guy ''pulls them off her face and breaks them in his hand''. That's right, not only is it shockingly, willfully unattractive to wear glasses on a day-to-day basis, you shouldn't even ''own'' them, little missy. Or remember you spent hundreds on that one pair.

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* ''Film/ThePrincessDiaries'' (2001). The guy ''pulls them off her face and breaks them in his hand''. That's right, not only is it shockingly, willfully unattractive to wear glasses on a day-to-day basis, you shouldn't even ''own'' them, little missy. Or remember you spent hundreds on that one pair. He did at least check to make sure she owned contacts before doing it.


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* Parodied in ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' when Mr Kraft whips off his glasses as he prepares to kiss Hilda.


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* Wrestling/BrookeAdams initially as part of her SexySecretary gimmick would come down to the ring with glasses on and her hair in a bun. She would take the glasses off seductively as she entered the ring, followed by ShakingHerHairLoose.
* Paige Webb did a similar thing in ''{{Wrestling/Wrestlicious}}'', coming to the ring dressed as a HollywoodNerd. During her ring entrance, she would remove her NerdGlasses.
7th May '16 4:19:55 PM nombretomado
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* Averted a bit in ''AWrinkleInTime'' and its sequels. Meg Murray hates her glasses with a passion, as well as her "mouse brown" hair and braces, and wishes she could look more like her mother. But her love interest/boyfriend/husband (depending on where you are in the series) Calvin O'Keefe, prefers her to wear them, saying "You just keep wearing those glasses. I don't think I want anyone else knowing what dream-boat eyes you have."
* Newt in ''GoodOmens'' is an average-looking guy in glasses. By all narrative standards, he should look better without them, except taking them off causes him to bump into things and fall over, which really doesn't improve his attractiveness. So he keeps them on.

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* Averted a bit in ''AWrinkleInTime'' ''Literature/AWrinkleInTime'' and its sequels. Meg Murray hates her glasses with a passion, as well as her "mouse brown" hair and braces, and wishes she could look more like her mother. But her love interest/boyfriend/husband (depending on where you are in the series) Calvin O'Keefe, prefers her to wear them, saying "You just keep wearing those glasses. I don't think I want anyone else knowing what dream-boat eyes you have."
* Newt in ''GoodOmens'' ''Literature/GoodOmens'' is an average-looking guy in glasses. By all narrative standards, he should look better without them, except taking them off causes him to bump into things and fall over, which really doesn't improve his attractiveness. So he keeps them on.
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