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4th May '16 12:50:11 AM PaulA
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* ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' uses this with ugly hero The Beast and HandsomeLech villain Gaston. This is [[OlderThanTheyThink "borrowed"]] from Jean Cocteau's film ''[[Film/BeautyAndTheBeast La Belle et la Bête]]''. Interestingly, in Cocteau's version, the same actor played both the Beast and the Gaston-equivalent, and when the latter is killed, he takes on the Beast's appearance and the Beast's human form is that of the handsome villain. This situation leads the Belle character to muse whether she preferred this old form; this line was actually suggested to end Disney's movie as well.

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* ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' uses this with ugly hero The Beast and HandsomeLech villain Gaston. This is [[OlderThanTheyThink "borrowed"]] from Jean Cocteau's film ''[[Film/BeautyAndTheBeast ''[[Film/BeautyAndTheBeast1946 La Belle et la Bête]]''. Interestingly, in Cocteau's version, the same actor played both the Beast and the Gaston-equivalent, and when the latter is killed, he takes on the Beast's appearance and the Beast's human form is that of the handsome villain. This situation leads the Belle character to muse whether she preferred this old form; this line was actually suggested to end Disney's movie as well.
6th Apr '16 10:51:14 AM Morgenthaler
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** It's also noteworthy that as the Disney Beast becomes more civilized and gentle, his posture improves and he starts making nice faces all the time, while Gaston gradually degrades from swaggering Bruce Campbell impersonator into a nut with WildHair and animalistic movements. This is especially noted by Belle when he calls him out.
--> '''Belle''': He's no monster Gaston. ''You are!''
6th Apr '16 10:50:54 AM Morgenthaler
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** [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Possibly]] [[spoiler:[[ZigZaggedTrope zig-zagged]]]] at the end. While [[spoiler:Ozymandias may have saved the world]], it may only be temporary and thus unnecessary (making [[spoiler:Rorschach's exposure of Ozymandias' plan more of a deserved justice]]). If it was a true success, then maybe [[spoiler:Rorschach's actions will instead lead to nuclear war all over again]].
6th Apr '16 10:50:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''SinCity'', Marv has a face that looks like a worn out slab of concrete and fights mostly normal looking people (and Elijah Wood). He's (sort of) the good guy, [[GreyAndBlackMorality mainly by comparison though]].

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* In ''SinCity'', ''ComicBook/SinCity'', Marv has a face that looks like a worn out slab of concrete and fights mostly normal looking people (and Elijah Wood). He's (sort of) the good guy, [[GreyAndBlackMorality mainly by comparison though]].
3rd Apr '16 11:25:34 AM TheBigBopper
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* ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'': On the Hero side you have Guts, a huge man with an [[{{BFS}} even huger sword]] who looks like he's killing people all the time [[spoiler:(he is killing all the time and ''it shows'', it's just not people he's killing)]]; on the Villain side you have Griffith, an unbelievably beautiful man heralded as the MessianicArchetype, who is selling the world to the GodOfEvil.
** Guts is hardly ugly though. In fact, he can be considered to be drop dead gorgeous depending on if you prefer a light build or a medium build. Yes, Guts would be considered a medium build, especially by fiction standards.
12th Mar '16 11:25:25 AM Keybreak
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* Played with in the finale of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. Aang, while not exactly ugly, is a small, slender, bald 12-year-old child, fighting against Fire Lord Ozai, who sports a Heroic Build and Bishonen good looks. Aang is undoubtedly the good guy, and Ozai is unabashedly evil.

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* Played with in the finale of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. Aang, while not exactly ugly, is a small, slender, bald 12-year-old child, fighting against Fire Lord Ozai, who sports a Heroic Build and Bishonen good looks. Aang is undoubtedly the good guy, and Ozai is unabashedly evil.
1st Mar '16 9:53:25 AM pinkdalek
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* The original idea behind the Master in ''Series/DoctorWho'' was that he'd be played by a conventionally handsome, charming individual, to contrast with the Doctor's more funny-looking appearance. As a result, this dynamic is very apparent in the first Doctor/Master matchup - the Third Doctor and Roger Delgado. Later the trope finds itself ignored as much as it's played straight, with there not being a significant gulf in looks between John Simm and David Tennant, and with the odd-looking-but-healthy-and-attractive Tom Baker being pitted against a rotting, hissing undead corpse version of the Master.



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30th Dec '15 8:40:31 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* Interestingly enough, ''Literature/TheBible'' may qualify for this, depending on how it's interpreted. Ezekiel 28:12-19 is often understood to be referring to Satan; it describes him as beautiful, even going so far as to say he was "perfect in beauty". Jesus, on the other hand, is described as plain-looking, if not downright ugly; Isaiah 53, which is believed by Christians to be a Messianic prophecy, says He "had no beauty or majesty to attract us to Him, nothing in His appearance that we should desire Him."

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* Interestingly enough, ''Literature/TheBible'' may qualify for this, depending on how it's interpreted. Ezekiel 28:12-19 is often understood to be referring to Satan; it describes him as beautiful, even going so far as to say he was "perfect in beauty". Jesus, on the other hand, is described as plain-looking, if not downright ugly; Isaiah 53, which is believed by Christians to be a Messianic prophecy, says He "had no beauty or majesty to attract us to Him, nothing in His appearance that we should desire Him.""[[note]]The main competing interpretation is that it's about Israel itself. The passage is not otherwise prophetic.[[/note]]
30th Dec '15 8:33:45 AM ImpudentInfidel
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** Granny Weatherwax was never particularly attractive (although ugly would be an exaggeration), her sister Lilith is a KnightTemplar fairy godmother (did the writers of ''Shrek'' read ''Witches Abroad''?) who looks like a younger and prettier version of Granny, and ironically was supposed to be the good one of the family.

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** Granny Weatherwax was never particularly attractive (although ugly would be an exaggeration), exaggeration much to her disappointment), her sister Lilith is a KnightTemplar fairy godmother (did the writers of ''Shrek'' read ''Witches Abroad''?) who looks like a younger and prettier version of Granny, and ironically was supposed to be the good one of the family.
24th Dec '15 11:46:40 AM erforce
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-->--'''Clopin''', ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame''

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-->--'''Clopin''', -->-- '''Clopin''', ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame''



* The original StarWars trilogy often had location-example of this trope. The Rebel bases and ships were rusty, dirty, and falling apart. The Empire basis and ships were often clean and shiny. This emphasized the Rebels as underdogs that were scraping to get by while the Empire was very sterile and totalitarian.

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* The original StarWars ''Franchise/StarWars'' trilogy often had location-example of this trope. The Rebel bases and ships were rusty, dirty, and falling apart. The Empire basis and ships were often clean and shiny. This emphasized the Rebels as underdogs that were scraping to get by while the Empire was very sterile and totalitarian.



* While not so much good-looking as they are human-looking, ''Film/SmallSoldiers'' has the peaceful yet monstrous-looking Gorgonites against the GIJoe-like yet psychotic Commando Elites.

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* While not so much good-looking as they are human-looking, ''Film/SmallSoldiers'' has the peaceful yet monstrous-looking Gorgonites against the GIJoe-like ''Franchise/GIJoe''-like yet psychotic Commando Elites.
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