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Fan Disservice

"The human body is a beautiful thing. Most of the time. Ew."
Guybrush Threepwood, Escape from Monkey Island

The Evil Twin of Fanservice from another dimension, possibly with a goatee (especially if female).

Fan Disservice looks like regular garden variety Fanservice, except that the creators intentionally use the circumstances around it to make the scene outright creepy or disgusting. Corpses in sexy poses, dialogue that adds Mood Dissonance, seeing someone naked who you really wouldn't want to see naked...there's a hundred and one ways that titillation can transform into horror. Just think of how many Slasher Movies have Fanservice Extras meet their demise by way of Death by Sex.

Note that it often seems that film schools grind this into their students, as far too many movies intercut sex scenes with scenes of violence or squick, to truly rub in our faces the polarity of beauty and horror. Of course, the directors just want to be artists (that, or they're puritanical types who are obsessed with portraying sex in the most negative light possible). But sometimes it's implemented in a funny way, so the director can just mess with you.

Fan Disservice can still wind up being Fanservice, if you're into that sort of thing. Rule 36, people. Also, due to Troper Demographics, there are many examples linked elsewhere on the wiki which are listed as disservice solely because they involve naked men. Male nudity by itself is not Fan Disservice; there are demographics that male nudity tends to be Fanservice for. Some drag queens are often subject to this trope.

Also, it's pretty important to state that not all Fan Disservice is 100% tied into graphic squick. Context can also be vital into separating Fanservice from Fan Disservice; in example you can have a very gorgeous person in diverse states of undress and the visuals are technically pleasant to the eye, but the circumstances that led him or her to be like that can come from Break the Cutie, Break the Haughty, a Trauma Conga Line, etc. Therefore, neither the most artistic and perfect drawing style nor the most tasteful angle shots can make this particular scene/shot enjoyable - you're too busy feeling sorry for the protagonist instead.

For the unintentional version, see Fetish Retardant.

Sometimes, there's nothing objectively wrong with the body in question, but the context of the situation makes it unsexy. See Full-Frontal Assault.

This trope can often overlap with Naked People Are Funny - as often as not, naked people are funny precisely because of Fan Disservice.

Note: This trope is for deliberate, intentionally unsexy things.


Examples:


Fairy SexyFanserviceFanservice Cover
Eat ThatDisgust TropesForeign Queasine
Face HuggerEvil Is VisceralButter Face
Death GlareOverdosed TropesRedemption Equals Death
Exactly What It Says on the TinIndustrialFetish Fuel
Adventures of Sonic the HedgehogImageSource/Western AnimationHeart Symbol
The Family That Slays TogetherJust for PunFan Dumb

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