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7th Feb '18 5:15:40 PM nombretomado
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* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', which took many cues from the Creator/TimBurton ''Batman'' films, the Penguin is ''almost'' this trope played straight. He's nowhere near as evil as, say, TheJoker, but then again he's not even all that ugly (he's certainly less freaky-looking than the Tim Burton film version, though he also has deformed hands). It's implied that deep down he really wants to go straight, [[ChronicVillainy but he just enjoys stealing priceless artifacts too much]] -- and he just can't keep from lashing out at people who make fun of him when he ''does'' try to reform.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', which took many cues from the Creator/TimBurton ''Batman'' films, the Penguin is ''almost'' this trope played straight. He's nowhere near as evil as, say, TheJoker, ComicBook/TheJoker, but then again he's not even all that ugly (he's certainly less freaky-looking than the Tim Burton film version, though he also has deformed hands). It's implied that deep down he really wants to go straight, [[ChronicVillainy but he just enjoys stealing priceless artifacts too much]] -- and he just can't keep from lashing out at people who make fun of him when he ''does'' try to reform.
4th Jan '18 4:07:06 AM jormis29
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* Jaws, from the ''Film/JamesBond movies'', becomes this after his HeelFaceTurn in ''Film/{{Moonraker}}''. The actor who played him, Richard Kiel, has acromegaly like Creator/RondoHatton, below. In a twist, not only does Redemption ''not'' Equal Death, but he manages to get himself a girlfriend out of the deal (and a {{Meganekko}} who's [[PintsizedPowerhouse almost as strong as he is]], to boot; lucky bastard). Especially when said girl saves Jaws while he was pinned by debris [[spoiler:after chasing Bond in a car that went over a cliff]]!

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* Jaws, from the ''Film/JamesBond movies'', becomes this after his HeelFaceTurn in ''Film/{{Moonraker}}''. The actor who played him, Richard Kiel, Creator/RichardKiell, has acromegaly like Creator/RondoHatton, below. In a twist, not only does Redemption ''not'' Equal Death, but he manages to get himself a girlfriend out of the deal (and a {{Meganekko}} who's [[PintsizedPowerhouse almost as strong as he is]], to boot; lucky bastard). Especially when said girl saves Jaws while he was pinned by debris [[spoiler:after chasing Bond in a car that went over a cliff]]!
16th Dec '17 1:56:33 PM nombretomado
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* Joseph Carey Merrick fit this trope to a tee, especially in Creator/DavidLynch's film adaptation of his life, ''TheElephantMan''.

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* Joseph Carey Merrick fit this trope to a tee, especially in Creator/DavidLynch's film adaptation of his life, ''TheElephantMan''.''Film/TheElephantMan''.
16th Aug '17 8:22:25 PM TudorRose
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* Bruno from the ''Website/{{Neopets}}'' ''Tale of Woe'' was handsome before being [[BalefulPolymorph transformed by a potion into a deformed monster]]. He still is as goodhearted inside as he was prior to this, though now his appearance could be described as UglyCute at best.

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* Bruno from the ''Website/{{Neopets}}'' ''Tale of Woe'' was handsome before being [[BalefulPolymorph transformed by a potion potion]] [[BeautyToBeast into a deformed monster]]. He still is as goodhearted inside as he was prior to this, though now his appearance could be described as UglyCute at best.
16th Aug '17 8:19:40 PM TudorRose
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* Bruno from the ''Website/{{Neopets}}'' ''Tale of Woe'' was handsome before being transformed by a potion into a deformed monster. He still is as goodhearted inside as he was prior to this, though now his appearance could be described as UglyCute at best.

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* Bruno from the ''Website/{{Neopets}}'' ''Tale of Woe'' was handsome before being [[BalefulPolymorph transformed by a potion into a deformed monster.monster]]. He still is as goodhearted inside as he was prior to this, though now his appearance could be described as UglyCute at best.
16th Aug '17 8:18:16 PM TudorRose
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* Bruno from the ''Website/{{Neopets}}'' ''Tale of Woe'' was handsome before being transformed by a potion into a deformed monster. He still is as goodhearted inside as he was prior to this, though now his appearance could be described as UglyCute at best.
16th Aug '17 8:13:11 PM TudorRose
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* Giraldus from Creator/RobinJarvis' ''[[Literature/DeptfordMice The Oaken Throne]]'' is a blind, leprous mole. His disfigured features cause others to feel revulsion and/or pity at the sight of him.

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* Giraldus from Creator/RobinJarvis' ''[[Literature/DeptfordMice The Oaken Throne]]'' is a blind, leprous mole.mole who is a kindhearted pilgrim. His disfigured features cause others to feel revulsion and/or pity at the sight of him.
16th Aug '17 8:11:48 PM TudorRose
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* Giraldus from Creator/RobinJarvis' ''[[Literature/DeptfordMice The Oaken Throne]]'' is a blind, leprous mole. His disfigured features cause others to feel revulsion and/or pity at the sight of him.



* Giraldus from Creator/RobinJarvis' ''[[Literature/DeptfordMice The Oaken Throne]]'' is a blind, leprous mole. His disfigured features cause others to feel revulsion and/or pity at the sight of him.
16th Aug '17 8:11:14 PM TudorRose
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* Giraldus from Creator/RobinJarvis' ''[[Literature/DeptfordMice The Oaken Throne]]'' is a blind, leprous mole. His disfigured features cause others to feel revulsion and/or pity at the sight of him.
1st Aug '17 5:21:17 AM SeptimusHeap
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* The ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' adventure ''Trial of the Beast'' features a {{Frankenstein}} ShoutOut called the Beast of Lepidstadt, a flesh golem that has achieved sentience. Although its first act upon awaking was killing its creator, this was an accident caused by the periodic rages flesh golems experience against their will. The Beast has attempted peaceful contact with humanity at multiple points, even teaching itself to speak and recite poetry in an attempt to seem like more of a person, but is always rejected due to its horrific appearance. It isolates itself in a swamp, partly for its own safety, and partly to protect others from the effects of its rages; it has recently acquired a Flesh Golem creation manual, and is studying it in an attempt to control its behavior better.

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* The ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' adventure ''Trial of the Beast'' features a {{Frankenstein}} Film/{{Frankenstein|1931}} ShoutOut called the Beast of Lepidstadt, a flesh golem that has achieved sentience. Although its first act upon awaking was killing its creator, this was an accident caused by the periodic rages flesh golems experience against their will. The Beast has attempted peaceful contact with humanity at multiple points, even teaching itself to speak and recite poetry in an attempt to seem like more of a person, but is always rejected due to its horrific appearance. It isolates itself in a swamp, partly for its own safety, and partly to protect others from the effects of its rages; it has recently acquired a Flesh Golem creation manual, and is studying it in an attempt to control its behavior better.
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