Created By: miru on March 3, 2012 Last Edited By: Wackd on May 1, 2012

Adaptational Uglifcation

When a character from the original becomes uglier in the adaptation.

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When a character becomes uglier in an adaptation of a work than they were in the original.

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  • March 3, 2012
    Damr1990
  • March 3, 2012
    BackwardThgindiM
    Good concept. Nice title xD
  • March 3, 2012
    randomsurfer
    WTF are SATAM and AOSTH? PDUA(OI,W)ICPWDKTWIQ.
  • March 3, 2012
    pawsplay
    Literature
    • Lancelot is this in White's depiction in The Once and Future King.
  • March 3, 2012
    miru
    SATAM and AOSTH are the Sonic TV shows.
  • March 4, 2012
    Psychobabble6
    ^ A few things. One, you need to make clear what it is you're referring to. Secondly, you should link to the work (and italicize it). Thirdly, you need more explanation. For instance, this is good (for, say, Heel Face Turn):

    • In Name of Work, Character starts out as The Dragon and gradually becomes sympathetic to the characters. By Name of Later Installment, she's becomes a full protagonist, although some of her and the heroes' morals still clash.

    This is bad:

    • Character in NOLI.

    Anywho:

    • In the Stephen King's The Shining, Wendy is a beautiful blonde who turns heads when she first comes to the hotel (while people are still there) despite wearing nothing more exotic than jeans. In the movie, she's played by Shelley Duvall. While not really ugly, she is unquestionably not the raving beauty King describes her as.
  • March 4, 2012
    pawsplay
    Shelley Duvall is cute. Not a knockout, but not ugly in any sense. Just a little funny looking.
  • March 4, 2012
    SKJAM
    @Damr: That's Adaptational Attractiveness for Amanda Waller.
  • March 4, 2012
    Waterlily
    This seems to be a YMMV as people often disagree on what makes somebody attractive.
  • March 4, 2012
    pawsplay
    I don't think so. I mean, the Lancelot won is textual and Word of God; White says he's ugly.
  • March 4, 2012
    LouieW
  • May 1, 2012
    Waterlily
    This is bringing up an old thread but I read that Mr. Hyde from Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is this. In the book, he's an ordinary looking guy but adaptations often make him a hideous monster.
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