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29th Dec '16 11:22:48 AM nombretomado
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* Joseph Carey Merrick fit this trope to a tee, especially in DavidLynch's film adaptation of his life, ''TheElephantMan''.

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* Joseph Carey Merrick fit this trope to a tee, especially in DavidLynch's Creator/DavidLynch's film adaptation of his life, ''TheElephantMan''.
17th Dec '16 4:31:14 AM TherizinosaurusGlitter
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%*Let's leave the emotional stuff out and keep it straight-forward.
29th Nov '16 12:23:06 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Tyrion "the Imp" Lannister from ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' definitely fits the bill, due to his dwarfism and other deformities. You can't help feel sorry for him in one scene where he tells his henchman Bronn to find him a prostitute but to make sure to tell her beforehand what he is and how he looks, so she isn't repulsed by his appearance. And then it gets eve worse: [[spoiler: he takes a sword slash across his face in the battle of King's Landing, losing a large chunk of his nose, twisting his lips, and very nearly costing him an eye]].

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* Tyrion "the "The Imp" Lannister from ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' definitely fits the bill, due to his dwarfism and other deformities. You can't help feel sorry for him in one scene where he tells his henchman Bronn to find him a prostitute but to make sure to tell her beforehand what he is and how he looks, so she isn't repulsed by his appearance. And then it gets eve worse: [[spoiler: he takes a sword slash across his face in the battle of King's Landing, losing a large chunk of his nose, twisting his lips, and very nearly costing him an eye]].
29th Nov '16 12:22:43 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Tyrion Lannister from ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' definitely fits the bill. He's a dwarf with a number of deformities, and his nickname is "the Imp." You can't help feel sorry for him in one scene where he tells his henchman Bronn to find him a prostitute but to make sure to tell her beforehand what he is and how he looks, so she isn't repulsed by his appearance. And then it gets eve worse: [[spoiler: he takes a sword slash across his face in the battle of King's Landing, losing a large chunk of his nose, twisting his lips, and very nearly costing him an eye]].

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* Tyrion "the Imp" Lannister from ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' definitely fits the bill. He's a dwarf with a number of deformities, bill, due to his dwarfism and his nickname is "the Imp." other deformities. You can't help feel sorry for him in one scene where he tells his henchman Bronn to find him a prostitute but to make sure to tell her beforehand what he is and how he looks, so she isn't repulsed by his appearance. And then it gets eve worse: [[spoiler: he takes a sword slash across his face in the battle of King's Landing, losing a large chunk of his nose, twisting his lips, and very nearly costing him an eye]].
24th Nov '16 9:08:30 PM WillBGood
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* An uplifting example is [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lizzie_Vel%C3%A1squez Lizzie Velásquez]], born with an unknown disfiguring condition. After being harassed online as the "world's ugliest woman," Velásquez began speaking out against bullying and earned a reputation for her positivity.

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* An uplifting example is [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lizzie_Vel%C3%A1squez org/wiki/Lizzie_Velásquez Lizzie Velásquez]], born with an unknown disfiguring condition. After being harassed online as the "world's ugliest woman," Velásquez began speaking out against bullying and earned a reputation for her positivity.
24th Nov '16 9:07:51 PM WillBGood
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12th Nov '16 4:21:40 PM nombretomado
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* The title character in ''Film/EdwardScissorhands''. A bit of a twist, though, in that -- being played by JohnnyDepp -- he's quite handsome. He simply has NoSocialSkills, and has the unfortunate tendency to cut things up by accident, due to being a golem with scissors instead of fingers.

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* The title character in ''Film/EdwardScissorhands''. A bit of a twist, though, in that -- being played by JohnnyDepp Creator/JohnnyDepp -- he's quite handsome. He simply has NoSocialSkills, and has the unfortunate tendency to cut things up by accident, due to being a golem with scissors instead of fingers.
28th Oct '16 1:52:39 PM Morgenthaler
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* Tyrion Lannister from ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' definitely fits the bill. He's a dwarf with a number of deformities, and his nickname is "the Imp." You can't help feel sorry for him in one scene where he tells his henchman Bronn to find him a prostitute but to make sure to tell her beforehand what he is and how he looks, so she isn't repulsed by his appearance. And then it gets eve worse: [[spoiler: he takes a sword slash across his face in the battle of King's Landing, losing a large chunk of his nose, twisting his lips, and very nearly costing him an eye]].

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* Tyrion Lannister from ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' definitely fits the bill. He's a dwarf with a number of deformities, and his nickname is "the Imp." You can't help feel sorry for him in one scene where he tells his henchman Bronn to find him a prostitute but to make sure to tell her beforehand what he is and how he looks, so she isn't repulsed by his appearance. And then it gets eve worse: [[spoiler: he takes a sword slash across his face in the battle of King's Landing, losing a large chunk of his nose, twisting his lips, and very nearly costing him an eye]].



* Precious in the novel ''Push'' (and TheMovie, which was titled ''Precious'') could be said to be this, although she is the main character. Precious is an overweight girl who was sexually abused by her father and had two kids by him. Her mother also physically and sexually abused her. She also is functionally illiterate, and is still in the 8th grade at the age of 16. But, she does show empathy for others and has a knack for poetry. Unfortunately, she also has the sad ending part. Near the end of the book, [[spoiler: Precious' father dies and she finds out that he had HIV and passed it on to her.]]

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* Precious in the novel ''Push'' ''Literature/{{Push}}'' (and TheMovie, which was titled ''Precious'') could be said to be this, although she is the main character. Precious is an overweight girl who was sexually abused by her father and had two kids by him. Her mother also physically and sexually abused her. She also is functionally illiterate, and is still in the 8th grade at the age of 16. But, she does show empathy for others and has a knack for poetry. Unfortunately, she also has the sad ending part. Near the end of the book, [[spoiler: Precious' father dies and she finds out that he had HIV and passed it on to her.]]



* Quite a bit of this in the Harlan Ellison story ''TheAbnormals'', (titled in its television version as 'The Discards'). A group of people is living aboard a spacecraft after a virus causes them all to mutate and afterward be exiled to try and contain the virus. The leader, Sanswope, has an extra head. Another guy has a deformed chest and oversized arm. Many were described in the story and more were added for television.

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* Quite a bit of this in the Harlan Ellison story ''TheAbnormals'', ''Literature/TheAbnormals'', (titled in its television version as 'The Discards'). A group of people is living aboard a spacecraft after a virus causes them all to mutate and afterward be exiled to try and contain the virus. The leader, Sanswope, has an extra head. Another guy has a deformed chest and oversized arm. Many were described in the story and more were added for television.
16th Oct '16 6:20:34 PM nombretomado
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* Gonzales from ''[[FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: Binding Blade]]'' is a recruitable axe fighter who has great deal of uglyness and a twisted, childlike mind even for a [[ObviouslyEvil bandit's standard]]. Like a classic Grotesque character, Gonzales is a GentleGiant who is bullied by people who judge him from his look and is sent into battle even though he doesn't want to hurt a fly. His traits are acknowledged by [[AllLovingHero Lilina]] as she befriends him.

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* Gonzales from ''[[FireEmblemElibe ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: Binding Blade]]'' is a recruitable axe fighter who has great deal of uglyness and a twisted, childlike mind even for a [[ObviouslyEvil bandit's standard]]. Like a classic Grotesque character, Gonzales is a GentleGiant who is bullied by people who judge him from his look and is sent into battle even though he doesn't want to hurt a fly. His traits are acknowledged by [[AllLovingHero Lilina]] as she befriends him.
9th Oct '16 3:58:45 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* An uplifting example is [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lizzie_Vel%C3%A1squez Lizzie Velásquez]], born with an unknown disfiguring condition. After being harassed online as the "world's ugliest woman," Velásquez began speaking out against bullying and gained a reputation as lovable and positive.

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* An uplifting example is [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lizzie_Vel%C3%A1squez Lizzie Velásquez]], born with an unknown disfiguring condition. After being harassed online as the "world's ugliest woman," Velásquez began speaking out against bullying and gained earned a reputation as lovable and positive.for her positivity.
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