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5th Jul '16 5:32:53 AM rafi
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* Oddly, its modern version in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' features one as a ''protagonist'', and she's not even mean enough to qualify as a JerkWithAHeartOfGold! This is probably due to the fact that Rarity [[ForHappiness likes making other people as pretty as she is]], and she's not particularly egotistical, just proud.
5th Jul '16 5:31:22 AM rafi
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** Circe is another variant not centred on physical beauty. According to Medusa, Circe was always jealous of her cousins, the Sirens, and one of the first things she does once freed from the Underworld is prove her singing can compete with theirs.
1st Jul '16 6:29:35 AM rafi
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* ''GrimmDowa'' (aka ''Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics'') had an episode, "The Crystal Ball", where an evil witch murdered a beautiful woman and stole her identity. To keep herself beautiful and young, she keeps a beautiful princess trapped in her castle, and performed an unholy ritual every night where she bites into her neck and drains her of her lifeforce, and leaves her a rotting corpse. For reasons unexplained, the princess revives within a matter of seconds after the ritual is performed. When the murdered woman's sons find out what is going on, she turns two of them into animals, but the youngest escapes and is able to destroy her.

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* ''GrimmDowa'' (aka ''Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics'') ''Anime/GrimmsFairyTaleClassics'' had an episode, "The Crystal Ball", where an evil witch murdered a beautiful woman and stole her identity. To keep herself beautiful and young, she keeps a beautiful princess trapped in her castle, and performed an unholy ritual every night where she bites into her neck and drains her of her lifeforce, and leaves her a rotting corpse. For reasons unexplained, the princess revives within a matter of seconds after the ritual is performed. When the murdered woman's sons find out what is going on, she turns two of them into animals, but the youngest escapes and is able to destroy her.
1st Jul '16 6:28:32 AM rafi
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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' features two characters who use unnatural means to keep themselves looking young, but only one of them does it out of vanity. Tsunade (a ''heroic'' example) uses a jutsu to adjust her apparent age, mostly to keep herself looking pretty, but sometimes as a way to elude creditors. [[spoiler:In the final chapter that takes place a decade or so later, Tsunade looks ''even younger''.]]
* ''Roleplay/RecordOfLodossWar'' features Karla, a witch who must [[GrandTheftMe steal the bodies of others to survive.]] Although she can possess ''anyone'' she chooses, she ''prefers'' to possess beautiful, young, magically-talented females (like Laylia the priestess).

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' features two characters who use unnatural means to keep themselves looking young, but only one of them does it out of vanity. Tsunade (a ''heroic'' example) Princess Vina in ''Manga/DragonHalf'' uses a jutsu magic to adjust make herself look like a beautiful teenage girl... not because she's old (she really ''is'' a teenager), but because in her apparent age, mostly natural body she's a small purple slime.
* BigBad [[spoiler:Dante]] from [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the 2003 anime version]] of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' turns out to be a several centuries old {{Body Surf}}er who has routinely switched bodies ([[spoiler:and created a conspiracy to make the government create desperation that would drive people into making new Philosopher's Stones she can steal and use to fuel her repeated body-hopping]])
to keep herself looking pretty, but sometimes as a way to elude creditors. [[spoiler:In the final chapter that takes place a decade or so later, Tsunade looks ''even younger''.]]
* ''Roleplay/RecordOfLodossWar'' features Karla, a witch who must [[GrandTheftMe steal the bodies of others to survive.]] Although she can possess ''anyone'' she chooses, she ''prefers'' to possess beautiful, young, magically-talented females (like Laylia the priestess).
from growing old and dying.



* Inverted in ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'': Lina Inverse, being something of a late bloomer, is always on the lookout for any magical item that will ''increase'' her apparent age (and with it, her bust and hip measurements).

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* Inverted ''GrimmDowa'' (aka ''Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics'') had an episode, "The Crystal Ball", where an evil witch murdered a beautiful woman and stole her identity. To keep herself beautiful and young, she keeps a beautiful princess trapped in ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'': Lina Inverse, her castle, and performed an unholy ritual every night where she bites into her neck and drains her of her lifeforce, and leaves her a rotting corpse. For reasons unexplained, the princess revives within a matter of seconds after the ritual is performed. When the murdered woman's sons find out what is going on, she turns two of them into animals, but the youngest escapes and is able to destroy her.
** In the English and Hebrew Dub, the scenes with the biting were removed, and she simply switches ages with the princess. This is actually closer to the original story. The Spanish changed it to drinking her youth, but showed the biting.
* Tsubaki the Dark Priestess from ''Manga/InuYasha'' wanted the Shikon no Tama to keep her power, youth and beauty, and as a strike for not
being something of a late bloomer, is always on the lookout for any magical item chosen as its keeper despite her abilities. She tried to steal it from Kikyou, with less than positive consequences.
* Related: in ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'', Mammon says
that will ''increase'' her apparent age (and with it, her bust it is common for female illusionists to make their bodies disappear during their death throes so they don't leave an unsightly corpse behind. [[spoiler:He thinks this is what is happening when Chrome's body disappears, but she is actually quite alive and hip measurements).ready to continue the fight.]]



* BigBad [[spoiler:Dante]] from [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the 2003 anime version]] of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' turns out to be a several centuries old {{Body Surf}}er who has routinely switched bodies ([[spoiler:and created a conspiracy to make the government create desperation that would drive people into making new Philosopher's Stones she can steal and use to fuel her repeated body-hopping]]) to keep herself from growing old and dying.
* Princess Vina in ''Manga/DragonHalf'' uses magic to make herself look like a beautiful teenage girl... not because she's old (she really ''is'' a teenager), but because in her natural body she's a small purple slime.
* Tsubaki the Dark Priestess from ''Manga/InuYasha'' wanted the Shikon no Tama to keep her power, youth and beauty, and as a strike for not being chosen as its keeper despite her abilities. She tried to steal it from Kikyou, with less than positive consequences.
* Queen Nehelenia from ''Manga/SailorMoon'', so very much. She consumed the dreams of the young and happy to stay beautiful, because she caught a glimpse of her ugly future self in her MagicMirror and was terrified.
** In the [[Anime/SailorMoon anime]], this was partially [[spoiler:an after-effect of said MagicMirror [[MoreThanMindControl putting the whammy on her]]. She started out as a [[ShelteredAristocrat vain yet mostly naive queen]] who [[GoMadFromTheRevelation totally lost it]] when the mirror showed her not only her ugly future self, ''but how everyone would abandon her when she lost her beauty''. By the end of Super S she was crazy and vain enough to choose being imprisoned in said mirror than losing her good looks, until Sailor Galaxia released her]].

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* BigBad [[spoiler:Dante]] from [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the 2003 anime version]] ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' features two characters who use unnatural means to keep themselves looking young, but only one of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' turns them does it out of vanity. Tsunade (a ''heroic'' example) uses a jutsu to be a several centuries old {{Body Surf}}er who has routinely switched bodies ([[spoiler:and created a conspiracy to make the government create desperation that would drive people into making new Philosopher's Stones she can steal and use to fuel adjust her repeated body-hopping]]) apparent age, mostly to keep herself from growing old and dying.
* Princess Vina in ''Manga/DragonHalf'' uses magic to make herself look like a beautiful teenage girl... not because she's old (she really ''is'' a teenager),
looking pretty, but because in her natural body she's a small purple slime.
* Tsubaki the Dark Priestess from ''Manga/InuYasha'' wanted the Shikon no Tama to keep her power, youth and beauty, and
sometimes as a strike for not being chosen as its keeper despite her abilities. She tried way to elude creditors. [[spoiler:In the final chapter that takes place a decade or so later, Tsunade looks ''even younger''.]]
* ''Roleplay/RecordOfLodossWar'' features Karla, a witch who must [[GrandTheftMe
steal it from Kikyou, with less than positive consequences.
the bodies of others to survive.]] Although she can possess ''anyone'' she chooses, she ''prefers'' to possess beautiful, young, magically-talented females (like Laylia the priestess).
* ''Manga/SailorMoon'':
**
Queen Nehelenia from ''Manga/SailorMoon'', so very much.Nehelenia. She consumed the dreams of the young and happy to stay beautiful, because she caught a glimpse of her ugly future self in her MagicMirror and was terrified.
** *** In the [[Anime/SailorMoon anime]], this was partially [[spoiler:an after-effect of said MagicMirror [[MoreThanMindControl putting the whammy on her]]. She started out as a [[ShelteredAristocrat vain yet mostly naive queen]] who [[GoMadFromTheRevelation totally lost it]] when the mirror showed her not only her ugly future self, ''but how everyone would abandon her when she lost her beauty''. By the end of Super S she was crazy and vain enough to choose being imprisoned in said mirror than losing her good looks, until Sailor Galaxia released her]].



* Related: in ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'', Mammon says that it is common for female illusionists to make their bodies disappear during their death throes so they don't leave an unsightly corpse behind. [[spoiler:He thinks this is what is happening when Chrome's body disappears, but she is actually quite alive and ready to continue the fight.]]
* ''GrimmDowa'' (aka ''Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics'') had an episode, "The Crystal Ball", where an evil witch murdered a beautiful woman and stole her identity. To keep herself beautiful and young, she keeps a beautiful princess trapped in her castle, and performed an unholy ritual every night where she bites into her neck and drains her of her lifeforce, and leaves her a rotting corpse. For reasons unexplained, the princess revives within a matter of seconds after the ritual is performed. When the murdered woman's sons find out what is going on, she turns two of them into animals, but the youngest escapes and is able to destroy her.
** In the English and Hebrew Dub, the scenes with the biting were removed, and she simply switches ages with the princess. This is actually closer to the original story. The Spanish changed it to drinking her youth, but showed the biting.

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* Related: Inverted in ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'', Mammon says ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'': Lina Inverse, being something of a late bloomer, is always on the lookout for any magical item that it is common for female illusionists to make their bodies disappear during their death throes so they don't leave an unsightly corpse behind. [[spoiler:He thinks this is what is happening when Chrome's body disappears, but she is actually quite alive and ready to continue the fight.]]
* ''GrimmDowa'' (aka ''Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics'') had an episode, "The Crystal Ball", where an evil witch murdered a beautiful woman and stole
will ''increase'' her identity. To keep herself beautiful and young, she keeps a beautiful princess trapped in her castle, and performed an unholy ritual every night where she bites into her neck and drains her of her lifeforce, and leaves her a rotting corpse. For reasons unexplained, the princess revives within a matter of seconds after the ritual is performed. When the murdered woman's sons find out what is going on, she turns two of them into animals, but the youngest escapes and is able to destroy her.
** In the English and Hebrew Dub, the scenes
apparent age (and with the biting were removed, it, her bust and she simply switches ages with the princess. This is actually closer to the original story. The Spanish changed it to drinking her youth, but showed the biting.hip measurements).
20th Jun '16 2:56:07 AM captainpat
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* Greta Gravity from Webcomic/Spinnerette is a very chubby super villainess with gravity manipulation powers. Despite her chubbiness she still has very shapely breasts and an hourglass figure which the title character speculates might be because Greta's using her powers on herself as a makeshift corset and push-up bra. Greta neither confirms nor denies it.

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* Greta Gravity from Webcomic/Spinnerette ''Webcomic/{{Spinnerette}}'' is a very chubby super villainess with gravity manipulation powers. Despite her chubbiness she still has very shapely breasts and an hourglass figure which the title character speculates might be because Greta's using her powers on herself as a makeshift corset and push-up bra. Greta neither confirms nor denies it.
20th Jun '16 2:55:19 AM captainpat
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* Camilia from ''Webcomic/SlimyThief'' wanted to become one. She wanted to join an a order of witches to learn magic so she could give herself a curvy body with large breasts but quits after being selected to join when she learns that one of the requirements is that she gives up what she most desires, so she wouldn't be allowed to change her body using magic.

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* Camilia from ''Webcomic/SlimyThief'' wanted to become one. She wanted to join an a order of witches to learn magic sorceress so she could give herself a curvy body with large breasts breasts. She tried to join an a order of witches to learn magic but quits after being selected to join when she learns that one of the requirements is that she gives up what she most desires, so she wouldn't be allowed to change her body using magic.magic.
* Greta Gravity from Webcomic/Spinnerette is a very chubby super villainess with gravity manipulation powers. Despite her chubbiness she still has very shapely breasts and an hourglass figure which the title character speculates might be because Greta's using her powers on herself as a makeshift corset and push-up bra. Greta neither confirms nor denies it.
19th Jun '16 6:14:51 AM Perseus
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* Kuja of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' is another male character along the lines of this (though [[ViewerGenderConfusion his gender isn't necessarily]] [[DudeLooksLikeALady obvious at first glance]].) He's quite vain about his appearance and while he doesn't specifically pursue eternal youth, this is probably because he mistakenly believes he's immortal; upon learning that he isn't, he has a SuicidalCosmicTemperTantrum because he can't bear the thought of the world existing without him.

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* Kuja of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' is another male character along the lines of this (though [[ViewerGenderConfusion his gender isn't necessarily]] [[DudeLooksLikeALady obvious at first glance]].) He's quite vain about his appearance and while he doesn't specifically pursue eternal youth, this is probably because he mistakenly believes he's already immortal; upon learning that he isn't, he has a SuicidalCosmicTemperTantrum because he can't bear the thought of the world existing without him.



* Queen Sectonia from ''[[VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe Kirby: Triple Deluxe]]'' used her magic powers to alter her appearance to become more beautiful, before the events of the game. She is also obsessed with beauty.

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* Queen Sectonia from ''[[VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe Kirby: Triple Deluxe]]'' ''VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe'' is obsessed with beauty and used her magic powers to alter her appearance to become more beautiful, beautiful before the events of the game. She is also obsessed with beauty.game.
13th Jun '16 11:07:34 PM Zxczxczbfgman
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** However, controversy over the charges leveled at her remains to this day. While she was certainly guilty of [[BadBoss beating her servants to near death]] ([[ValuesDissonance not an uncommon occurrence in that era]]), and she was probably ''not'' a very nice person, all of the other charges (that she [[BloodBath bathed in virgin's blood]] and [[NauseaFuel forced her servants to eat garbage and feces]], among other things) remain unverified.

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** However, controversy over the charges leveled at her remains to this day. While she was certainly guilty of [[BadBoss beating her servants to near death]] ([[ValuesDissonance not an uncommon occurrence in that era]]), and she was probably ''not'' a very nice person, all of the other charges (that she [[BloodBath bathed in virgin's blood]] and [[NauseaFuel forced her servants to eat garbage [[NightmareFuel kidnapped and feces]], tortured young women and servants]], among other things) remain unverified.unverified. That many of the charges were claimed by her political rivals makes the whole thing a tad suspicious.
13th Jun '16 11:04:31 PM Zxczxczbfgman
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** However, controversy over the charges leveled at her remains to this day. While she was certainly guilty of [[BadBoss beating her servants to near death]] ([[ValuesDissonance not an uncommon occurrence in that era]]), and she was probably ''not'' a very nice person, all of the other charges (that she [[BloodBath bathed in virgin's blood]] and [[NauseaFuel forced her servants to eat garbage and feces]], among other things) remain unverified.
20th Apr '16 12:47:58 AM TheNerevarine
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* ''ComicBook/WarlordOfMars: Dejah Thoris'': [[WickedWitch The Boora Witch]] lived for centuries by [[GrandTheftMe transferring her consciousness to other bodies]], specially favoring young and beautiful female ones, which is way she chooses [[MsFanservice Dejah Thoris]] as her next vessel and uses it to usurp Helium's throne for herself. She isn't particularly pick either, as one of her previous bodies used to be a monstrous looking Green Martian.

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* ''ComicBook/WarlordOfMars: Dejah Thoris'': [[WickedWitch The Boora Witch]] Witch lived for centuries by [[GrandTheftMe transferring her consciousness to other bodies]], specially favoring young and beautiful female ones, which is way she chooses [[MsFanservice Dejah Thoris]] as her next vessel and uses it to usurp Helium's throne for herself. She isn't particularly pick either, as one of her previous bodies used to be a monstrous looking Green Martian.
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