Created By: MsCC93 on June 28, 2012 Last Edited By: MsCC93 on July 8, 2012

Ugly Equals Mean

When an unnatractive character has a jerkass personality.

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This trope is parallel to Beauty Equals Goodness.

If a character is not beautiful, they are stereotyped to be the outcast, The Unfavorite, or to have No Social Skills. However, this particular character doesn't fall under these stereotypes and act the OPPOSITE of what society expects from him or her.

The Alpha Bitch and/or Jerk Jock, or in fiction is usually expected to be beautiful or handsome, but turn out to be more unattractive than the Cool Loser, but still manages to play his or her part without the protagonist questioning his or her appearance.

This trope should only apply to major or minor fictional characters who star as a protagonist, supporter, rival, or antagonist to avoid natter. Plus, the character has to be dangerously unattractive and/or considered unattractive.

The person MUST be a jerkass and MUST be less attractive than the protagonist or the person he or she acts like a jerkass to.

No Real Life Examples, Please.
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  • June 28, 2012
    MsCC93
    Inverted with Meg from Family Guy who is known as being ugly to everyone on the show and a butt monkey, but is generally sweet and friendly. In the episode "Don't Make Me Over," Meg gets a makeover and her NOT being ugly makes her develop a terrible attitude towards Lois. It is only when she sleeps with Jimmy Fallon and being exposed on SNL does she turn back into her old self again, making her humble once more.
  • June 28, 2012
    MsCC93
    Myrtle from Lilo and Stitch is an Alpha bitch and is less attractive than Lilo.
  • June 28, 2012
    MsCC93
    Portia from The Mighty B
  • June 28, 2012
    MsCC93
    Peter from Family Guy. Despite him being fat and ugly himself, he is a jerkass and calls out other people for their appearances, mainly Meg.
  • June 28, 2012
    Tuckerscreator
    Isn't this just Beauty Equals Goodness?
  • June 28, 2012
    Damr1990
    ^i think is more of acomplementary trope
  • June 28, 2012
    MsCC93
    Well I created this because not all people are good looking and friendly and not all people are ugly and friendly.
  • June 28, 2012
    MsCC93
    Tuckerscreator made a good point, but I agree with Damr1990
  • June 28, 2012
    falver
    To prevent people from being bothered or insulted by it, I don't really recommend finalizing the name as "Ugly People Are Mean"
  • June 29, 2012
    Arivne
    I Wiki Worded the No Real Life Examples Please request in the OP so it would take people to that page.
  • June 29, 2012
    DmM
    Pretty much all the bad characters in Harry Potter except Malfoy, teenage Tom Riddle and pre-Azkaban Bellatrix Lestrange and Barty Crough Jr are ugly. In fairness, so are some of the good guys: Snape, post-Greyback Bill, post-Azkaban Sirius, Hermione in the early books... and Neville and Luna aren't exactly lookers.
  • June 30, 2012
    MsCC93
    @falver That's why I put "No real life examples" because this isn't true at all.
  • June 30, 2012
    MsCC93
    This trope only applies in fiction and anything other than real life.
  • June 30, 2012
    MsCC93
    The Gang Green Gang from the Powerpuff Girls

  • July 1, 2012
    swallowfeather
    I've seen this plenty and I think it deserves to be a trope, but the article needs improvement. I suggest adding a subvariation of the trope that goes "ugly races are mean"--the Always Chaotic Evil race is always ugly.

    For name I suggest Ugly Equals Bad (or Ugly Equals Mean), to parallel Beauty Equals Goodness.
  • July 1, 2012
    surgoshan
    • Inverted in Shallow Hal: All the unattractive (except to Hal) people Hal meets are absolute sweethearts, whereas the prettiest person in the movie is a godawful Jerk Ass.
  • July 1, 2012
    Rhysdux
    Cited by, of all characters, Crow T. Robot in an eighth season episode of [Mystery Science Theater 3000 MST 3 K]. As the stepsister, Mafushka, returns from her visit to Jack Frost on a sleigh drawn by pigs and the entire village laughs at her, Crow comments, "Proving once again that slightly unattractive people are evil!"
  • July 1, 2012
    MsCC93
    Thank you Swallowfeather...I will change the name so people will not get offended by this trope.
  • July 1, 2012
    MsCC93
    Eric Cartman from South Park.
  • July 1, 2012
    MsCC93
    Butt-Head from Beavisand Butt Head
  • July 1, 2012
    MsCC93
    Francis from The Fairly Oddparents.
  • July 8, 2012
    BearyScary
    Question: Do the examples have to be restricted to Jerkasses, or can outright villains count too?
  • July 8, 2012
    NimmerStill
    The villains in Dick Tracy may be codifiers of sorts, assuming a positive answer to ^.
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