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24th Sep '16 5:12:44 PM arrgh
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Somewhat of a sister trope to WrenchWench, {{Tomboy}}, OneOfTheBoys, GirlNextDoor, and WhenSheSmiles. Also, related to {{Meganekko}}, UglyCute and NerdsAreSexy.

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Somewhat of a sister trope to WrenchWench, {{Tomboy}}, OneOfTheBoys, GirlNextDoor, and WhenSheSmiles. Also, related to {{Meganekko}}, UglyCute UglyCute, NubileSavage, and NerdsAreSexy.
26th Jul '16 2:11:16 PM margdean56
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* In ''Literature/DragonBones'', [[CuteMute Ciarra]] runs around with uncombed hair and bare feet, much to the chargrin of her lady in waiting. Her cousin Beckram apparently still thinks that her hair is lovely.

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* In ''Literature/DragonBones'', [[CuteMute Ciarra]] runs around with uncombed hair and bare feet, much to the chargrin chagrin of her lady in waiting. Her cousin Beckram apparently still thinks that her hair is lovely.



* In the ''Literature/SymphonyOfAges'' Rhapsody gains an unearthly beauty after traveling through the pure flame at the center of the world. Virtually every man she encounters after that are dumbstruck by her beauty, even though she's usually wearing highly practical clothing. Even when she was clad in rags, mud, and various pieces of debris from bushes, her beauty was enough that many locals mistook her for a nature spirit.

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* In the ''Literature/SymphonyOfAges'' Rhapsody gains an unearthly beauty after traveling through the pure flame at the center of the world. Virtually every man she encounters after that are is dumbstruck by her beauty, even though she's usually wearing highly practical clothing. Even when she was clad in rags, mud, and various pieces of debris from bushes, her beauty was enough that many locals mistook her for a nature spirit.



* Katniss in ''Literature/TheHungerGames'' looks quite nice before she gets prettied up for the games. As the books portray the decadence of the Capitol as something negative, it is likely intended that the reader view her as unkempt beauty who actually looks better without all that beauty treatments she's given prior to the games.

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* Katniss in ''Literature/TheHungerGames'' looks quite nice before she gets prettied up for the games. As the books portray the decadence of the Capitol as something negative, it is likely intended that the reader view her as an unkempt beauty who actually looks better without all that those beauty treatments she's given prior to the games.
26th Jul '16 2:05:39 PM margdean56
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For men this trope has slightly more mainstream recognition, probably because personal grooming [[{{Metrosexual}} is often seen as unmanly]]--this is the reason for "bedhead" hairstyles, the ''déshabillé'' look ([[EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench which, while the English use it to mean "dishevelled",]] [[FreudWasRight but it means "undressed" in French]]), and PermaStubble. The fact that there are haircare products and grooming tips to maintain this look misses the point.

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For men this trope has slightly more mainstream recognition, probably because personal grooming [[{{Metrosexual}} is often seen as unmanly]]--this is the reason for "bedhead" hairstyles, the ''déshabillé'' look ([[EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench which, while the English use it to mean "dishevelled",]] [[FreudWasRight but it means "undressed" in French]]), and PermaStubble. The fact that there are haircare products and grooming tips to maintain this look misses the point.
4th Jul '16 11:46:09 AM nmn3r3
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* ''[[VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia Skies of Arcadia: Legends]]'': [[TomboyWithAGirlyStreak Aika]] is what you'd get if you re-imagined ''Literature/PippiLongstocking'' as an [[SkyPirate Air Pirate.]] Marco even calls her, "Scarecrow Hair", because [[MegaTwinTails her massive pigtails]] look more like corn stalks and stick out like a pair of handlebars. Which didn't stop [[CasanovaWannabe Vigoro]] from getting [[VillainousCrush hot and bothered]] whe he first saw her, and spends the rest of the game ''[[HopelessSuitor trying]]'' [[LustObject to get her in the sack.]]

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* ''VideoGame/AliceMadnessReturns'': In contrast to all of her Wonderland outfits, London Alice's dress is tattered and dirty, while her face is pale, gaunt, and lacks her usual lipstick and eyeshadow. And yet, [[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/americanmcgeesalice/images/8/8a/Alice%27s_dress_designs.png/revision/latest?cb=20150223114504 she still looks just as lovely.]]
* ''[[VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia Skies of Arcadia: Legends]]'': [[TomboyWithAGirlyStreak Aika]] is what you'd get if you re-imagined ''Literature/PippiLongstocking'' as an [[SkyPirate Air Pirate.]] Marco even calls her, "Scarecrow Hair", because [[MegaTwinTails her massive pigtails]] look more like corn stalks and stick out like a pair of handlebars. Which didn't stop [[CasanovaWannabe Vigoro]] from getting [[VillainousCrush hot and bothered]] whe when he first saw her, and spends the rest of the game ''[[HopelessSuitor trying]]'' [[LustObject to get her in the sack.]]
27th Jun '16 7:19:08 AM Willbyr
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* [[NationsAsPeople Greece]] from ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia''. He says in one strip that he doesn't want Japan to see his hair getting frizzy in the rain, but Japan honestly doesn't see any difference from the way his hair looks normally. And him having 'bed hair' all the time doesn't stop Japan from [[ShipTease implicitly finding him attractive enough to sleep with]].

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* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'':
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[[NationsAsPeople Greece]] from ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia''. He says in one strip that he doesn't want Japan to see his hair getting frizzy in the rain, but Japan honestly doesn't see any difference from the way his hair looks normally. And him having 'bed hair' all the time doesn't stop Japan from [[ShipTease implicitly finding him attractive enough to sleep with]].



* Rei Ayanami from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' is often considered this by fans. Not that she would need a makeover to look nice...
** For that matter, whenever Asuka gets rid of those ridiculous signature hair clips of hers, but especially near the end, when she just stops caring, manages to look infinitely more mature. Arguably, this was done on purpose to emphasize that, at her core, she is still just a child despite all her efforts to not appear to be.

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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'':
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Rei Ayanami from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' is often considered this by fans. Not that she would need a makeover to look nice...
** For that matter, whenever Whenever Asuka gets rid of those ridiculous signature hair clips of hers, but especially near the end, when she just stops caring, manages to look infinitely more mature. Arguably, this was done on purpose to emphasize that, at her core, she is still just a child despite all her efforts to not appear to be.



* ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'': As shown in episode 17, Kyouya still looks good even when he's literally dragged out of bed in frumpy clothes and bed hair.
** And [[FanNickname Haruhi Potter]] looks adorably frumpy. In fact, Haruhi often looks her most adorable in clothes that don't look like they cost a small fortune.

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* ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'': ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'':
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As shown in episode 17, Kyouya still looks good even when he's literally dragged out of bed in frumpy clothes and bed hair.
** And [[FanNickname Haruhi Potter]] looks adorably frumpy. In fact, Haruhi often looks her most adorable in clothes that don't look like they cost a small fortune.
27th Jun '16 3:37:38 AM Adept
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31st May '16 1:36:06 PM Morgenthaler
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* In the film ''Film/NotAnotherTeenMovie'', Janey Briggs is said to be ugly because she is wearing [[HollywoodHomely overalls with paint on them, glasses and a pony tail]]. [[ParodiedTrope This is considered worse than girls with actual deformities]]. Of course, she is good looking that way, as well as when SheCleansUpNicely later. This is a parody of the UnnecessaryMakeover in ''ShesAllThat.''

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* In the film ''Film/NotAnotherTeenMovie'', Janey Briggs is said to be ugly because she is wearing [[HollywoodHomely overalls with paint on them, glasses and a pony tail]]. [[ParodiedTrope This is considered worse than girls with actual deformities]]. Of course, she is good looking that way, as well as when SheCleansUpNicely later. This is a parody of the UnnecessaryMakeover in ''ShesAllThat.''Film/ShesAllThat.''
7th May '16 2:06:36 PM nombretomado
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* In GilmoreGirls Lorelai and Paris have each said that they envy Rory for being able to wake up in the morning and look great.

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* In GilmoreGirls ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' Lorelai and Paris have each said that they envy Rory for being able to wake up in the morning and look great.
5th May '16 1:52:47 PM aye_amber
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* CourtneyLove in her heyday frequently wore tattered babydoll dresses and bright red lipstick ''in the vicinity of'' her mouth rather than ''on'' her mouth, and appeared to be completely unacquainted with the concept of hairbrushes. She cleans up occasionally now, but 'messy' is still her most iconic look.

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* CourtneyLove Music/CourtneyLove in her heyday frequently wore tattered babydoll dresses and bright red lipstick ''in the vicinity of'' her mouth rather than ''on'' her mouth, and appeared to be completely unacquainted with the concept of hairbrushes. She cleans up occasionally now, but 'messy' is still her most iconic look.
27th Apr '16 10:27:48 AM catmuto
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* ''[[Franchise/FatalFrame Fatal Frame IV]]'' has Sakuya Haibara with long, beautiful hair that is disheveled and sometimes hangs into her face. Given her [[IllGirl illness]], she likely doesn't have the priority to take care of it or her attacks make her too crazy to care. Despite that, several notes (and even Misaki) mention how beautiful Sakuya always looks.
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