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30th Jul '16 12:18:23 PM nombretomado
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* In the 14th season of ''DancingWithTheStars'', Martina Navratilova going from a somewhat [[LesbianJock butch]] appearance to looking like a middle-aged HelloNurse entered this trope for some of her fans. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7j_Znft4LR8 Just look]].

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* In the 14th season of ''DancingWithTheStars'', ''Series/DancingWithTheStars'', Martina Navratilova going from a somewhat [[LesbianJock butch]] appearance to looking like a middle-aged HelloNurse entered this trope for some of her fans. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7j_Znft4LR8 Just look]].
30th May '16 2:52:02 AM thecarolinabull01
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* Music/MichaelJackson. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment That is all.]] Though not everything was his fault considering that he had vitiligo, lupus and various other health problems. Few will deny that he got carried away with plastic surgeries though.
11th May '16 8:34:42 PM rjd1922
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* [[DirtyDancing Jennifer Grey]] owed her movie role success in part to her big nose which made her a more convincing HollywoodHomely appearance. Unfortunately, she chose to have a rhinoplasty that went so sour she required a second rhinoplasty and reconstructive surgery to repair the damage to her face. Whether or not she was more attractive with the bigger nose, she didn't look like Jennifer Grey anymore with the smaller one. It was like trying to start her career over from scratch. Most people agree that she looked much better before all the surgery -- it would appear that she agrees. In her words, "I went in the operating room a celebrity -- and come out anonymous." In fact, her decision is given a nod bigger than the old nose in the short-lived ''It's Like, You Know...'' where she plays...herself, out of work because she got a nosejob.

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* [[DirtyDancing [[Film/DirtyDancing Jennifer Grey]] owed her movie role success in part to her big nose which made her a more convincing HollywoodHomely appearance. Unfortunately, she chose to have a rhinoplasty that went so sour she required a second rhinoplasty and reconstructive surgery to repair the damage to her face. Whether or not she was more attractive with the bigger nose, she didn't look like Jennifer Grey anymore with the smaller one. It was like trying to start her career over from scratch. Most people agree that she looked much better before all the surgery -- it would appear that she agrees. In her words, "I went in the operating room a celebrity -- and come out anonymous." In fact, her decision is given a nod bigger than the old nose in the short-lived ''It's Like, You Know...'' where she plays...herself, out of work because she got a nosejob.
11th May '16 8:33:17 PM rjd1922
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* Male example would be Otacon switching his glasses for contacts in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'', because it makes him look "more handsome". General consensus was relief when he put his glasses back on and started looking [[NerdsAreSexy sexy and sophisticated]] again instead of mildly dorky.
* [[VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}} Xenosaga 2's]] new 'realistic' character models were so reviled by the fans, that the new, new characters in Xenosaga 3 were much closer to the first game (though not the same).

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* Male A male example would be Otacon switching his glasses for contacts in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'', because it makes him look "more handsome". General consensus was relief when he put his glasses back on and started looking [[NerdsAreSexy sexy and sophisticated]] again instead of mildly dorky.
* [[VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}} ''[[VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}} Xenosaga 2's]] 2]]'''s new 'realistic' character models were so reviled by the fans, that the new, new characters in Xenosaga 3 were much closer to the first game (though not the same).



* The Cinematic Mod for ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'' gave the old Source engine a serious kick in the pants, allowing for far more beautiful environments. While these were applauded, fans everywhere raged at the inclusion of the author's version of Alyx Vance. The mod replaces Alyx's down-to-earth, realistic appearance with a new model based on real-life supermodel Adriana Lima, wearing a midriff-baring shirt and exposing her cleavage. Later versions removed her bra, showing Alyx's nipples through her shirt. Many ''Half-Life 2'' fans revolted at the changes, because the entire reason she was popular was because she ''wasn't'' an Sports Illustrated pinup girl and more of a GirlNextDoor[[note]]Who just happens to be a skilled resistance member and hacker and have a giant robot dog[[/note]].

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* The [=FakeFactory's=] Cinematic Mod for ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'' gave the old Source engine a serious kick in the pants, allowing for far more beautiful environments. While these were applauded, fans everywhere raged at the inclusion of the author's version of Alyx Vance. The mod replaces Alyx's down-to-earth, realistic appearance with a new model based on real-life supermodel Adriana Lima, wearing a midriff-baring shirt and exposing her cleavage. Later versions removed her bra, showing Alyx's nipples through her shirt. Many ''Half-Life 2'' fans revolted at the changes, because the entire reason she was popular was because she ''wasn't'' an Sports Illustrated pinup girl and more of a GirlNextDoor[[note]]Who just happens to be a skilled resistance member and hacker and have a giant robot dog[[/note]].



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5th May '16 2:16:22 PM aye_amber
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* When {{Shakira}} first broke into the English language market, she decided to bleach her [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-qs2JhDk0Qvo/TjwXVQj20HI/AAAAAAAACqc/HF4yDDbfg_o/s1600/Shakira_Brunette.jpg dark brown hair]] [[http://www.topnews.in/light/files/Shakira.jpg blond,]] leading almost everyone to ask "Was that really necessary?" (especially American fans who were already dealing with a music scene drowning with PlentyOfBlondes at the time, as she debuted in the US after the "Blonde Pop Quartet" of Music/BritneySpears, Music/ChristinaAguilera, Music/JessicaSimpson, and Music/MandyMoore, which might help explain why she felt she needed to be blonde to compete.) Better yet, before the Anglo jump she was a redhead for almost two years but came back to her brunette self while claiming that keeping with the red dye was too much of a hassle, baffling people even more.

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* When {{Shakira}} Music/{{Shakira}} first broke into the English language market, she decided to bleach her [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-qs2JhDk0Qvo/TjwXVQj20HI/AAAAAAAACqc/HF4yDDbfg_o/s1600/Shakira_Brunette.jpg dark brown hair]] [[http://www.topnews.in/light/files/Shakira.jpg blond,]] leading almost everyone to ask "Was that really necessary?" (especially American fans who were already dealing with a music scene drowning with PlentyOfBlondes at the time, as she debuted in the US after the "Blonde Pop Quartet" of Music/BritneySpears, Music/ChristinaAguilera, Music/JessicaSimpson, and Music/MandyMoore, which might help explain why she felt she needed to be blonde to compete.) Better yet, before the Anglo jump she was a redhead for almost two years but came back to her brunette self while claiming that keeping with the red dye was too much of a hassle, baffling people even more.
5th May '16 1:38:11 PM aye_amber
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* MariahCarey fans have long been divided on whether she looked better before or after her plastic surgery. And that's ''before'' you delve into the "ButNotTooBlack" implications, since she looked more ethnic before the surgery.

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* MariahCarey Music/MariahCarey fans have long been divided on whether she looked better before or after her plastic surgery. And that's ''before'' you delve into the "ButNotTooBlack" implications, since she looked more ethnic before the surgery.
4th May '16 12:50:29 AM PaulA
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* Jean Cocteau intentionally invoked this trope with his take on the fairy tale, 1946's ''[[Film/BeautyAndTheBeast La Belle et La Bête]]'' -- this Belle is at least slightly ''disappointed'' with the Beast's transformation into a conventionally handsome human, and he set things up to make sure the audience would be too. It worked: Creator/GretaGarbo left the screening saying, "Give me back my Beast!"

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* Jean Cocteau intentionally invoked this trope with his take on the fairy tale, 1946's ''[[Film/BeautyAndTheBeast ''[[Film/BeautyAndTheBeast1946 La Belle et La Bête]]'' -- this Belle is at least slightly ''disappointed'' with the Beast's transformation into a conventionally handsome human, and he set things up to make sure the audience would be too. It worked: Creator/GretaGarbo left the screening saying, "Give me back my Beast!"
20th Apr '16 12:17:43 AM Pichu-kun
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* Togo from ''Anime/YukiYunaIsAHero'' is introduced as being wheelchair bound, something rare in anime, and is a DisabledBadass MagicalGirlWarrior. The final episode [[spoiler:cures all the MagicalGirl related injuries sustained throughout the series, which includes Togo being paralyzed.]] Many fans were seriously annoyed by this.

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* Togo from ''Anime/YukiYunaIsAHero'' is introduced as being wheelchair bound, something rare in anime, and is a DisabledBadass HandicappedBadass MagicalGirlWarrior. The final episode [[spoiler:cures all the MagicalGirl related injuries sustained throughout the series, which includes Togo being paralyzed.]] Many fans were seriously annoyed by this.
18th Apr '16 3:35:23 AM Loekman3
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* One of Tootie's most notable characteristics in her original ''WesternAnimation/FairlyOddparents'' is her UglyCute appearance in that despite having a girlish pigtails, glasses, and teeth bracers, she nevertheless has a lot of fans. Tootie's adult appearance in ''Film/AFairlyOddMovieGrowUpTimmyTurner'' on the other hand, is widely considered to be unnecessary with virtually all aspects of her UglyCute appearance (Including her glassess) gone in addition to her GenkiGirl antics leaving her as just another NiceGirl SateliteLoveInterest. It got to the point that a flashback to a live-action young Tootie is certainly a lot more recognizable than her adult appearance.

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* One of Tootie's most notable characteristics in her original ''WesternAnimation/FairlyOddparents'' is her UglyCute appearance in that despite having a girlish pigtails, glasses, and teeth bracers, she nevertheless has a lot of fans. Tootie's adult appearance in ''Film/AFairlyOddMovieGrowUpTimmyTurner'' on the other hand, is widely considered to be unnecessary with virtually all aspects of her UglyCute appearance (Including her glassess) gone in addition to her GenkiGirl antics leaving her as just another NiceGirl SateliteLoveInterest.SatelliteLoveInterest. It got to the point that a flashback to a live-action young Tootie is certainly a lot more recognizable than her adult appearance.
18th Apr '16 3:34:44 AM Loekman3
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* One of Tootie's most notable characteristics in her original ''WesternAnimation/FairlyOddparents'' is her UglyCute appearance in that despite having a girlish pigtails, glasses, and teeth bracers, she nevertheless has a lot of fans. Tootie's adult appearance in ''Film/AFairlyOddMovieGrowUpTimmyTurner'' on the other hand, is widely considered to be unnecessary with virtually all aspects of her UglyCute appearance (Including her glassess) gone in addition to her GenkiGirl antics leaving her as just another NiceGirl SateliteLoveInterest. It got to the point that a flashback to a live-action young Tootie is certainly a lot more recognizable than her adult appearance.
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