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24th Mar '17 9:46:41 PM avpfreak15
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**The way the Scotsman talked her up, it sounded like this trope was going to be the case with her. Man, what a subversion.
18th Mar '17 9:43:07 AM TheNicestGuy
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* In ''Literature/WaterMargin'', Wu Song's elder brother Wu Dalang is married to Pan Jinlian. She is beautiful and skilled and called "Golden Lotus". He is ugly and short and called "Three Inches of Mulberry Bark". The neighbors know this trope as "a rose placed on a pile of cow dung" and "a luscious piece of meat landing in a dog's mouth", and since Wu the Elder is an ExtremeDoormat they even use such language to his face. Golden Lotus is not happy at all with the arrangement, which ends [[MurderTheHypotenuse very badly]] for everyone; brother Wu Song is a loyal sort, and he's capable of beating a tiger to death.
12th Mar '17 11:12:33 AM TheNerevarine
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* ''VideoGame/TotalWarWarhammer'' has the vampire couple Vlad and Isabella Von Carstein. He has an [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/vlad_1.png extremely decayed appearance]] (as a result of his [[CameBackWrong botched resurrection]]) with his hair limp and stringy and his nose has either rotted away or has deformed into vampire bat-like nostrils, while she [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/isabella.png eerily resembles a doll]] without a single blemish in her body. Despite this stark contrast in their looks, the two are very [[UnholyMatrimony much in love with each other]] and gain special bonuses by [[BattleCouple fighting side by side]]. They also start out able to recruit the other right off the bat, and at a discount. Every other faction in the game need to do something to unlock whatever Legendary Lords they didn't start with.
8th Mar '17 6:16:16 PM nombretomado
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* Literature/InDeath series: Belle and Douglas Skinner from ''Interlude In Death''. It seems averted at first because while Belle is definitely attractive, Douglas is not so hard on the eyes himself considering that he is a lot older than her. Then it gets played straight when a life-threatening illness he's been struggling with finally proves to be too much for him.
* Literature/SisterhoodSeries by Creator/FernMichaels: Played straight with Elizabeth "Lizzie" Fox and Cosmo Cricket. Lizzie is stunningly beautiful. Cosmo...well, he has feet as big as canoes (maybe even shaped like them), he has a big nose on a flat face, he has ears as round as pancakes, and he is apparently so fat or bulky that he needs to have his clothes tailored for him.

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* Literature/InDeath ''Literature/InDeath'' series: Belle and Douglas Skinner from ''Interlude In Death''. It seems averted at first because while Belle is definitely attractive, Douglas is not so hard on the eyes himself considering that he is a lot older than her. Then it gets played straight when a life-threatening illness he's been struggling with finally proves to be too much for him.
* Literature/SisterhoodSeries ''Literature/SisterhoodSeries'' by Creator/FernMichaels: Played straight with Elizabeth "Lizzie" Fox and Cosmo Cricket. Lizzie is stunningly beautiful. Cosmo...well, he has feet as big as canoes (maybe even shaped like them), he has a big nose on a flat face, he has ears as round as pancakes, and he is apparently so fat or bulky that he needs to have his clothes tailored for him.



* MercedesLackey's ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' books presents petite, sweet faced, and generally harmless-looking Queen's Own Herald Talia; and the love of her life Herald Dirk who is big, strong, has a lovely voice and (at least in Talia's opinion) beautiful eyes... but beyond that is explicitly described as homely at best. A major complication during ''Arrow's Fall'' was his [[PoorCommunicationKills inability to realize]] that she would prefer him over his far more handsome highborn friend Herald Kris.

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* MercedesLackey's Creator/MercedesLackey's ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' books presents petite, sweet faced, and generally harmless-looking Queen's Own Herald Talia; and the love of her life Herald Dirk who is big, strong, has a lovely voice and (at least in Talia's opinion) beautiful eyes... but beyond that is explicitly described as homely at best. A major complication during ''Arrow's Fall'' was his [[PoorCommunicationKills inability to realize]] that she would prefer him over his far more handsome highborn friend Herald Kris.
4th Mar '17 12:07:38 PM faunas
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* ''Film/TwoThousandTwelve''. Russian oligarch Yuri and his girlfriend Tamara. She acknowledges that Yuri will likely never make her his wife. [[spoiler: And, as it turns out, Tamara was having [[CheatingWithTheMilkman an affair with their pilot]].]]

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* ''Film/TwoThousandTwelve''. Russian oligarch Yuri and his girlfriend Tamara. She acknowledges that Yuri will likely never make her his wife. [[spoiler: And, as it turns out, Tamara was having [[CheatingWithTheMilkman an affair with their pilot]].pilot, Sasha]].]]
4th Mar '17 12:05:01 PM faunas
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* ''Film/TwoThousandTwelve''. Russian oligarch Yuri and his girlfriend Tamara. She acknowledges that Yuri will likely never make her his wife.

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* ''Film/TwoThousandTwelve''. Russian oligarch Yuri and his girlfriend Tamara. She acknowledges that Yuri will likely never make her his wife. [[spoiler: And, as it turns out, Tamara was having [[CheatingWithTheMilkman an affair with their pilot]].]]
4th Mar '17 11:29:45 AM nombretomado
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* Parodied in ''Film/TheOtherGuys'', where Creator/WillFerrell's character is married to the smoking-hot Eva Mendes but doesn't seem to notice how gorgeous she is ("You'll have to excuse my wife, she's a ''battle-axe''"). His partner played by MarkWahlberg, on the other hand, does notice, and is baffled at how Ferrell's character snagged such a hot wife. Apparently Ferrell's guy is just a natural chick magnet (as pointed out by Wahlberg). Specifically, the hotter the woman, the more attracted to Ferrell's character she is.

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* Parodied in ''Film/TheOtherGuys'', where Creator/WillFerrell's character is married to the smoking-hot Eva Mendes but doesn't seem to notice how gorgeous she is ("You'll have to excuse my wife, she's a ''battle-axe''"). His partner played by MarkWahlberg, Creator/MarkWahlberg, on the other hand, does notice, and is baffled at how Ferrell's character snagged such a hot wife. Apparently Ferrell's guy is just a natural chick magnet (as pointed out by Wahlberg). Specifically, the hotter the woman, the more attracted to Ferrell's character she is.
14th Feb '17 6:04:30 PM thecarolinabull01
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** The Leonard/Penny pairing qualifies. Leonard is quite {{Adorkable}} and isn't ''that'' bad looking (although still short-ish, balding, socially awkward and horribly dressed), but compared to the stunning Penny sure looks that way. The catch is, after dating a string of [[BrainlessBeauty handsome]] [[DumbJock but dumb]] or [[BeautyIsBad insufferable]] guys, Penny appreciates Leonard's niceness and intelligence.

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** The Leonard/Penny pairing qualifies. Leonard is quite {{Adorkable}} and isn't ''that'' bad looking (although he's still short-ish, balding, has a receding hairline, socially awkward and horribly dressed), but compared to the stunning Penny sure looks that way. The catch is, after dating a string of [[BrainlessBeauty handsome]] [[DumbJock but dumb]] or [[BeautyIsBad insufferable]] guys, Penny appreciates Leonard's niceness and intelligence.
11th Feb '17 4:20:24 PM luiz4200
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* ''Literature/GravityFallsJournal3'': Ford believes Probabilator's elf henchman's parents must be this because the henchman is "too good-looking to be pure elf".
10th Feb '17 1:33:35 PM _ballerina_
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* 'And I Darken' inverts this: Lada is ugly and has no illusions about it; Mehmed is described to be extremely handsome. In addition, being the sultan Mehmed has access to a harem full of incredibly beautiful women and a beautiful wife, [[ArrangedMarriage whom he despises]], but prefers Lada (at least emotionally.)

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* 'And I Darken' inverts this: Lada ''Literature/WarAndPeace'': Pierre is ugly awkward, stout, and has no illusions about it; Mehmed is described clumsy in addition to be extremely handsome. In addition, being kind and intelligent, and upon inheriting his fortune he is immediately manipulated into marrying Helene Kuragin, one of the sultan Mehmed has access to a harem full of incredibly most beautiful women and a in Moscow. It's described how beautiful wife, [[ArrangedMarriage whom she is nearly every time she makes an appearance. [[AwfulWeddedLife It's not a happy marriage.]]
** then, [[spoiler:Pierre again, this time with Natasha Rostova]] another extremely beautiful girl and about eight years younger than he. However it turned out, their marriage is basically the cultivation of the whole, thousand word novel about Pierre's search for meaning.
*** it's mentioned by Prince Vasili Kuragin that Countess Rostova used to be beautiful, and
he despises]], but prefers Lada (at least emotionally.)couldn't understand why she married Count Rostov, who was always stout and red-faced. Their marriage seems happy.
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