Created By: SomeGuy on January 2, 2010
Come on, we gotta have this one, right? I've just been catching all the pages directly around it this whole time? One of the most common Aesops out there- we shouldn't judge people based on how they look on the outside but rather how they look on the inside. Looks are a shallow motivator and are almost always wrong. Admittedly, this trope is most commonly known for how it's skewered unintentionally by the heavy presence of tropes like Hollywood Homely. As a rule, nearly everyone in visual media who purports this trope will either clearly be beautiful themselves or will become beautiful by the end of the movie. So...maybe a good idea to read some books instead and just pretend like they're ugly. Examples:
- Appears in all the Beauty and the Beast adaptations as it is the crucial lynch-pin of the story- beauty must come to understand that just because beast is a hideous cruel monster doesn't mean he's a bad person.
- Shallow Hal has a character cursed with a very literal example of this trope- he is only capable of seeing a person's "true beauty" which, for most of the movie, seems to be personified by Gwyneth Paltrow.
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