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[[caption-width-right:252: Over-the-top ugliness [[VerbalTic dotchomm]].]]
Pretty much the only way in animation to make someone ugly or unusual looking is to do it deliberately and without subtlety. This character is not just unattractive, they're absurdly ugly. The result can be [[NightmareFuel extremely jarring]] if it deviates too much from the rest of the show's look, though that's usually the point as these characters are usually intended as comic relief.

Occasionally, ArtisticAge means that Gonk gets applied to make older characters seem downright decrepit in order to seem older than the generically young cast.

An example of NonStandardCharacterDesign. Compare OddballDoppelganger.

Please note: While it is possible for characters to be "Gonk-ified" at some point, it's usually only temporary. Real Gonks look ugly by default.

This trope isn't as common in live-action media as you might think, due to the fact that very few actors (especially women) will take a role that where their ugliness is a character trait. In most cases, "ugly" characters will have conventionally attractive actors [[HollywoodHomely in bad makeup or unflattering clothing]]. Or they'll be an [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen offscreen character]] whose ugliness is constantly stated but left to the viewers' imagination. Lastly, a hideous female character might be played by a man in drag, making it easier for viewers to laugh at "her" appearance (this particular trick is done less and less due to growing sensitivity towards transgender people).

Not to be confused with a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gonk popular 60s and 70s toy.]] They fall in [[UglyCute a better category]]. Nor is this to be confused with the Gonk and Geefle from ''Series/SesameStreet''. Or the [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Power_droid power droids]] from ''Franchise/StarWars''. Or the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXwz3wCmcTk Herbert Chappell composition]] that was best used in ''Film/DawnOfTheDead''.

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* Most fat characters in anime suffer from some level of {{Gonk}}. Examples include:
** Though just as often regarded as physical pinnacles, Sumo wrestlers are occasionally referenced in anime as being gonk.
** Creator/LeijiMatsumoto characters come in two flavors: [[GenericCuteness handsome]], if [[NoodlePeople anorexic]] and gonk. Notable examples of the latter include Anime/CaptainHarlock's sidekick Tochiro (and his seemingly endless line of [[IdenticalGrandson identical ancestors]]. How a family line with men that ugly manages to continue on for so many millenia is the greatest mystery of the Leijiverse). A sizeable portion of the captain's crew of Jolly SpacePirates also has the look. It's a running joke among fans that Harlock makes a point of not recruiting anybody handsomer than he is, while making sure he also has several beautiful women on the ship. Most incarnations of 999's Tetsuro are also CartoonishCompanions, though he was considerably bishified in TheMovie. Also, the entire population of Earth, sans cyborgs, during the BigFatFuture of the manga's second story arc.
*** UglyGuyHotWife: [[http://www.otakia.com/wp-content/uploads/V_1/nom_27/6142.jpg Tochiro and his wife]] [[Anime/QueenEmeraldas Emeraldas]]. Note that Tochiro is ''standing''.
** Demegawa from ''Manga/DeathNote'' is a Gonk and a FatBastard, with prominent teeth and a bushy mustache. With a male cast that is mostly made up of average-looking men and outright {{bishonen}}, with a fairly even split between the two, he really goes out of his way with ugliness.
* Characters in Peter Chung's anime are either attractive {{noodle people}} or ugly gonks.
** In ''WesternAnimation/AeonFlux'', Bambara is a pot-bellied man with bad teeth and an ugly face.
** In ''Anime/ReignTheConqueror'', Diogenes is short and ugly with bad teeth.
* A number of anime will have impromptu cheerleading squads show up that will always include a female Gonk that will go without comment. Examples include ''Anime/YuGiOh'' and ''Yawara''.
** Lampshaded in ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'', in which the Gonk is given an extremely deep masculine voice.

%%* Gokita from ''Manga/AddictedToCurry''.
* Okada from ''Manga/AliveTheFinalEvolution'', the only power-user who is overweight. He sweats constantly, may have a subtle {{hentai}} fetish, and suffers from an inferiority complex due to his physical appearance. His power involves killing victims who break their "promises" (for ex. two guys are killed when they call him fat despite being promised not to say so).
* Many of the titular Titans from ''Manga/AttackOnTitan''. They are generally designed to look like misshapen mockeries of human beings with ridiculously goofy facial expressions. This doesn't make them any less terrifying in-universe. The ones shown that ''don't'' qualify for this trope (the Colossal Titan, the Armored Titan, [[spoiler:Eren and the Female Titan]]) are even more dangerous.
* Mrs. Q from ''Manga/AyashiNoCeres'', all the way. Her face brings instant funny. [[PluckyComicRelief And therein lies her purpose.]]
** It actually became a plot point when she could walk right into the lair of the SupremeCouncilOfVagueness, because all their doors were opened automatically by cameras with facial recognition software that [[InsecuritySystem glitched so badly in her presence it just opened all the doors]].
* Kimura from ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'', with his perpetually gaunt and slack-jawed expression.
* Dan in ''Manga/BambooBlade'' is short and has a head shaped like an acorn. Yet he's [[OfficialCouple got a girlfriend]], is ranked high in the school, can draw very well, and is shaping up to be good at kendo. He's probably the luckiest male in the entire show, and most fans think him a victim of a ''Manga/ThePingPongClub'' LawyerFriendlyCameo.
** Dan is basically permanently SuperDeformed. Only ''once'' in the entire series (and only in the manga) is he portrayed like the other characters, and the manga has to point out that yes, that ''is'' Dan.
* The anime ''Manga/{{Basilisk}}'' features some downright grotesque character designs. Tokugawa Ieyasu has a deformed chin that looks like a huge scrotum.
* ''Manga/{{BECK}}'' has at least a couple. Koyuki's friend Tanabe appears to be fourteen going on forty at the start of the series, and the gentleman who sells him his Fender also has some physical oddities.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Some of the RedShirt or Mook level humans, shinigami and hollows have an ArtShift into this appearance to create the impression of someone who's not important to the long-term story but who is an issue that needs dealing with immediately. The most significant example is Oomaeda, whose entire family have a creepily similar appearance with the exception of his [[WhiteSheep little sister]], who is gorgeous and drawn normally. Oomaeda is usually comic relief and receives no respect from anyone. Whenever he is portrayed more sympathetically or seriously, the artwork shifts accordingly.
* Done in a very literal way in the ''LightNovel/BludgeoningAngelDokurochan'' anime when one of Sakura's classmates is turned into a monkey. His face and head are animated in a paper cutout style, in a completely different form of animation from the rest of the show.
** Let us not forget about the angels with their halos removed. [[spoiler: Extreme case of explosive diarrhea happens. Poor bastards.]]
* It's a blip, but one episode of ''Manga/CromartieHighSchool'' took place in what was basically a gender-flipped version of the main (male) characters' high school. The "girls" in the school were very much as if the delinquents were crossdressing... ''poorly.'' Moustaches and all!
* Inverted in the original manga of ''Anime/CuteyHoney''. Every character is downright ugly (specially the girls) with the exception of Honey, Natsuko, Seiji and his little brother, who in contrast look like the NonStandardCharacterDesign.
* Every single male monster shown so far in ''Manga/DailyLifeWithMonsterGirl'', in sharp contrast to the attractive if occasionally dangerous looking monster girls. First were the orcs, who were ugly [[PigMan pig men]], followed by the male centaurs, who managed to make the orcs look downright {{Bishonen}}.
* ''Manga/DesertPunk'' has quite a few. If a character is unnamed or over 40, chances are they're gonks. The titular character is pretty normal looking but becomes gonked out if he's doing something disturbing.
* ''LightNovel/TheDevilIsAPartTimer'' has the main characters' landlady, so much so that the guys (who are ''TheDevil and a demon'') are freaked out the first time they see her.
--> "Is it ... ''human?''"
** When they see [[FanDisservice a picture of her in her swimsuit]], Maou and Lucifer both pass out and Alciel throws up. Alciel later tries to use the picture as a weapon.
* Calmaramon of ''Anime/DigimonFrontier'', who Slide-Digivolves from the idol [[AlphaBitch Ranamon]] is Gonk in her universe, something which causes her to lose her entire fan club. Think Ursula from ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' meets anime. A picture doesn't really tell you much, you have to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Is6cwt5Tw4c&t=4m0s watch the show]] and [[MostAnnoyingSound hear her laugh]] to truly understand her Gonk.
* Sumiyoshi from ''Manga/ExcelSaga''. One episode has his gonkness drained out of him, turning him into a generic {{Bishonen}}. His friends are visibly shocked, and he doesn't seem to be pleased with the change either. It was eventually shown that he gets it from his mother.
** The Puchuus in the anime are cute mascot characters whose faces become Gonk (resembling scarred, haggard manga assassin Golgo13) when they are injured or killed.
* The linemen Kurita and Komosubi of ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'' are both pretty gonk, though in an UglyCute sort of way. In contrast to most examples, they are part of the main cast and are every bit as important and well-developed as their more attractive team members.
** Kasamatsu of the Taiyo Sphinx. He's about as tall as the average character in the series, but he's about three times as wide, with a really exaggerated face. He really, REALLY stands out among the other two important members on his team, the bishounen Harao, and the adult-looking Banba.
* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', there's Virgo's initial appearance under the ownership of Everlue. This is because Virgo is so loyal to whoever her master is that she actually changes her looks to whatever pleases them most. Under Lucy's ownership, she's one of the prettiest characters in the series.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':
** The Armstrong family where the father and the mother and the middle children look pretty much the same except for the oldest and [[{{Kawaiiko}} youngest.]]
** Gluttony, who basically looks like a bigger, more menacing ComicStrip/{{Ziggy}}.
* Arguably, 8th from ''Manga/FutureDiary''. She's meant to look more like a cute chibi than outwardly grotesque, but her appearance compared to the other characters can be quite jarring.
* ''Manga/GetterRobo'' teams always have "The fat guy", with varying levels of gonk. Musashi from the original looks a bit gonkish, especially compared to his impossibly handsome teammates (and his ridiculous, slapped together "uniform" doesn't help, either), but most of the subsequent incarnations had Musashi or his equivalent drawn with the similar rugged good looks to his compatriots. Kaede from the all girl Getter Robo Zan team is probably the gonkiest of all the Getter pilots (being a DistaffCounterpart of Musashi), but then again all the girls on that team are pretty homely by anime standards.
** When you compare the likes of Musashi, Benkei, and Gai to the worst this trope has to offer I think it's a little harsh to call them outright gonky just because they're big.
** Far, ''FAR'' more gonkish are "Build Angels" Mido and Monko of [[Anime/KotetsuJeeg Kotetsushin Jeeg]]. Mido is tall and slender to a creepy degree, while Monko might have been able to pass for a bodybuilder-style AmazonianBeauty if she didn't look like she had a man's face pasted onto her body.
* An unusual example in a serious anime is the sinister Kazundo Gohda (or Gouda) from ''[[Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex GitS: 2nd Gig]]'', whose face was hideously disfigured in an accident. Gohda decided ''not'' to have his face reconstructed because his new appearance made him distinctive and nobody who meets him will ever forget him. This is deliberately contrasted with Hideo Kuze, the show's nominal (but less villainous) villain, whose prosthetic body wears a handsome mask-like face.
** The Home Affairs Minister, on the other hand, is the conventional sort.
* ''Manga/GirlsSaurus'':
** [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_VPtkEk4MNZI/SeIzNDid1VI/AAAAAAAAAGk/b6U0n1eEzoc/s320/Girls_Saurus_ichigo_mangadestiny.blogspot.com.jpg Ichigo]]. Sweet mother of god, [[http://www.anime-source.com/manga/girls/vol02/c010/dinosaurgirl02_141.png Ichigo]].
** Pre-weight loss Haruka was rather ugly as well, though definitely [[UpToEleven not to the same grotesquely ludicrous degree]] as Ichigo.
* In ''Manga/TheHatingGirl'', any character that's inherently negative is drawn as being quite ugly, and the main characters get the same treatment whenever they take on negative traits. It's especially pronounced for delinquents (and Asumi when she starts acting like one) and for the rude, lecherous upperclassmen.
* ''Manga/HunterXHunter'':
** Senritsu's original design was this, though once she got a speaking role she got a facelift to UglyCute.
** Biscuit's real appearance, at least in her opinion (she's enormously tall and muscular, although not exactly ugly).
* Played for laughs in the anime version of ''[[Anime/TheIdolmaster THE iDOLM@STER]]''. The girls wanted to be more adult, wearing make-up, high heels, padding... It... doesn't end well.
* Itsuki/Iggy in ''Manga/InitialD'' has gonky features (helped by the author's drawing style, though).
* A good chunk of the bad guys in ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' tend to be incredibly ugly or odd-looking.
** [[CanineCompanion Iggy]], one of the heroes in Part 3, was a rather ugly dog when he was first introduced. [[ArtEvolution He grew out of it as the series progressed, looking more human-like.]]
** Shigekiyo "Shigechi" Yangu in Part 4. One of ugliest character of the entire franchise. He's short and fat. Apparently bald, his crown is textured by short spikes, and he has thick, drooping earlobes. He has small, high eyebrows, and youthful features. His teeth are misaligned, and he is missing his left maxillary central incisor
* A few characters from ''Manga/KarateShoukoushiKohinataMinoru'', most notably Kevin and Hayama.
* One character from ''Manga/KareKano'' who was the ClassRepresentative of another class who has the head of a ''real person''.
* Pretty much all of Longchamp's 'girlfriends' in ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn''.
* Kemeko from ''Manga/KemekoDeluxe''. Short, ugly and yet thrown into more outfits and situations than a character of this type should be in.
** Curiously, when seen early on in some sort of maintenance bath, Kemeko appears to be [[FanService patently feminine]], only to revert the instant it's cleaning cycle is finished.
* One of the more prominent running gags in ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'' involves Ragnarok member Loki having numerous body doubles a la Saddam. One of the body doubles is moderately gonky and looks extremely out of place when compared to the rest. Come to think of it, [[http://blog.seiha.org/images/kenichi33/kenichi33%20(13).jpg he]] bears a passing resemblence to [[WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers Henchman 21]].
* {{Deconstructed}} on three separate occasions in ''Manga/{{MAR}}'', all of them by villains from the Chess Pieces.
** The first gonk, Rapunzel, is an extremely ugly, hag-like [[YoungerThanTheyLook 29-year-old]] whose sensitivity about her appearance has turned her into a violent, murderous, backstabbing psychopath who enjoys killing everything that's "ugly" to her, especially women.
** The second gonk, Emokiss, is equally sensitive, though unlike the previous example her ugliness is self-inflicted, as she's constantly seen eating. She actually destroys her sentient Guardian �RM after it [[DisproportionateRetribution comments on her ugliness]].
** The third gonk, Kouga, is not NEARLY as sensitive as the previous two; his problem is that, because of his ugly face, he has become delusional that ugliness equals goodness. Because of this, naturally, he is the only one of the three gonks in ''MAR'' whose sheer disgust for beautiful people is actually genuine, and NOT from denial.
* Most of the humans' design in ''Manga/MidoriNoMakibao'' crosses into this trope. Humans in the series are often drawn with large lips and impressive nose holes
* Ryu from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' is a bit of a borderline case, as he's usually drawn in a slightly different style than most of the main characters, but he's not really ugly (in fact, in the novels Sayla has a bit of a crush on him before she ends up getting together with Amuro).
* Takeo Gouda, the protagonist of ''Manga/MyLoveStory'' is a massive dude with a large nose, large lips and a very plain haircut. His best friend Suna however is a thin, handsome guy of average height. In any other story, Suna would be the protagonist while Takeo would be the BromanticFoil. Takeo's girlfriend thinks he is gorgeous and his lips remind her of a movie star's.
* Kaoru from ''Manga/NanaToKaoru'' and his mother at first, although this is more of a GenericCuteness failure on her part. Both are moving away from this, especially since Kaoru started running and putting some effort into studying.
* Justified in ''Manga/NaruTaru'' with Sato's fiancee, whose odd appearance is due to Down's Syndrome.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** Konohamaru's early attempts to perform the Sexy no Jutsu were frequently comically grotesque. An entire early episode was devoted to his mastery of it.
** One of the Tsuchikage's bodyguards is a giant named Akatsuchi who has big fat cheeks, a bowling bin-shaped body, and a bulbous nose. In fact, [[MiniatureSeniorCitizens the Tsuchikage himself]] also has an even weirder looking nose.
* Many of the {{youkai}} in ''Manga/NatsumesBookOfFriends'' look this way. Nyanko-sensei in particular, has come to be known by Natsume's friends as "Natsume's really ugly cat" - if they don't mistake him for a pig, that is. This is accurate, though: the vast majority of yōkai are described in folklore as ''really'' bizarre-looking.
* In the infamous "Sandbox Sequence" from the complementary conclusion to ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', ''The End of Evangelion'', Shinji sees two doll-like girls with very disturbingly-accentuated features, that definitely fall under Gonk. As with ''Anime/PerfectBlue'' (see above), it is '''NOT''' played for laughs.
* The world of ''Manga/OnePiece'' is not only a WorldOfHam, but a World Of Gonk living in harmony with a World of Stunning. So many characters, ranging from protagonists, antagonists, and even neutral background characters, are incredibly out there and ugly, yet go hardly unnoticed because it just happens all the time. Worth noting that the Grand Line has more gonk than the rest of the ocean; whether this is due to Oda's art evolving to be more free or the Grand Line actually being just that weird... we're not too sure.
** Alvida, setting the standard as the first villain we see. Then she eats the Smooth Smooth Devil Fruit between story arcs and becomes incredibly slippery... and slender, and stunning. And [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer everyone's object of lust]].
** Wanze and Duval. So Gonky that repeated kicks to the face rendered them ''[[MagicPlasticSurgery better looking]].'' Duval happens to look [[spoiler:exactly like the poorly drawn wanted poster of Sanji, which in and of itself is Gonky in how it exaggerates Sanji's attributes, especially his spiral eyebrow]].
** Emporio Ivankov, a transvestite based on [[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow Dr. Frank-N-Furter]], has quite an odd facial expression with a face locked into an almost perpetual grin and eyes wide open. Mr. 2 also has quite an odd face for being a crossdresser, enough so that when he decided to make the world's weirdest face from a collection of all the faces he's encountered, he only had to add Usopp's nose in place of his own. Both of these characters come from Oda's ''appreciation'' for transvestite culture, expressed in an odd way.
** Most of the members of the Blackbeard Pirates are gonks, such as the titular Captain (Luffy's evil counterpart) and most of the new members. This may go with the crew perception of being PsychoRangers to the Straw Hats.
** Big Mom is a particularly terrifying example, being [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever incredibly huge]] with bulging eyes, a large nose, and [[SlasherSmile a permanent grin]]. Doesn't help that [[spoiler:she ''[[ImAHumanitarian eats]]'' her own crew mates and destroys islands under her protection that don't pay her back in candy. Several of her children qualify as well, with varying degrees of ugliness from "somewhat iffy" to "almost as horrible as mom". Only a few manage to avoid inheriting her ugly genes]].
** Inverted with [[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/onepiece/images/3/34/Sabo_at_Age_10.png/revision/latest?cb=20140610162059 Sabo]] is the only noble child who is [[BeautyEqualsGoodness cute and attractive]] and the TokenGoodTeammate compared [[http://onepiece.wikia.com/wiki/Ahho_Zurako to the rest]] [[http://onepiece.wikia.com/wiki/Stelly of the]] {{Royal Brat}}s. seen in the Goa Kingdom. [[spoiler: He also looks great as an adult.]]
** Speaking of the royal brats in question, it'd seem male Celestial Dragons are generally varying degrees of ugly (when not related to [[spoiler:Doflamingo]]), going from "homely guy you'd meet in real life" to "disgusting". Either the creators of the world weren't nearly as perfect as some say or all the royal excesses have done a number on their faces. [[spoiler:And the one that reformed looks ''much'' better since then, so EvilMakesYouUgly may apply]].
* A strange example occurs in ''Anime/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' when the host club does this in an attempt to cheer up Haruhi. Since the show already has quite a few crossdressers, they (with the exception of [[TheChessmaster Kyouya]], natually) end up in hilariously overdone makeup to make the situation funny.
** Averted in the manga where only 3 of them crossdress and they look really pretty.
* ''Anime/PaniPoniDash'' has several, most notably [[{{Delinquent}} Yankee]], whose picture is at the top, and the hordes of identical Itou-sans. Then there's the characters who are drawn to look very similar to their real life originals, which...doesn't quite mesh with the PuniPlush cuteness of the rest...the Tommy Lee Jones Circa Film/MenInBlack for example is especially jarring, as he's mostly seen with Ichijou...who often sports an even simpler face than normal.
* [[http://media.photobucket.com/image/%2522me-mania%2522/Ryvius_Ongaku/CreepyPerfectBlueStalker.jpg Me-Mania]] in ''Anime/PerfectBlue''. NOT played for laughs.
* Notable exception -- ''Anime/PrincessNine'''s Mao Daidouji being heavy-set is important to her characterization, but she is drawn in a realistic style.
* One episode of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' has Team Rocket stressing over their current fitness, going from delightfully plump to outright {{gonk}}.
* Most of Tsukimi's friends in ''Manga/PrincessJellyfish'' fall on the Gonky side, especially compared to their gender-flipped NerdNanny, [[{{Bishonen}} Kuranosuke]].
* Andre from ''Manga/PrisonSchool''. He's large, has an egg shaped body, a face that is way too small for the rest of his head, and over-sized Buddha-like earlobes.
* Konatsu's step-family in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' is deliberately made hideous, despite them being hostesses at the "Sexy Kunoichi Tea Spot" (a brothel, the reader is made to assume, or at least an extremely exclusive parlor.) His stepsisters are either gangly and monkey-like, or gigantic and with lips so huge they are her entire face. To say nothing of the shrunken, yakuza-faced step-mother. This makes Konatsu by far the most attractive woman, even though [[WholesomeCrossdresser he's a guy]].
* In ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' most minor villains, especially those belonging to gangs, are Gonks.
** A group among Shishio's followers, the Priests of Abukuma, are particularly notable. Each one of the four have the most comically hideous faces, and the first thing they even talk about is sex!
** And in ''Samurai X'', we have Iizuka, Kenshin's 'handler', drawn noticeably less attractive than the rest of the male cast [[spoiler: likely because of his propensity for betrayal.]]
* Another exception, ''Anime/SailorMoon'' has one of Usagi's schoolfriends who pops up now and then in the first few episodes of the show. She's chubby, but not ugly in any way. She gets [[BrotherChuck Brother Chucked]] pretty fast along with the rest of Usagi's former friends after other Senshi start showing up and she hangs out with them instead. Sadly, while the other girls had names, this character never did (and this is a show that has been known to give names to the most minor of characters in [[AllThereInTheManual the guidebooks]]) so fans can only identify her as "Usagi's Fat Friend".
** Some of the episodic [[MonsterOfTheWeek Youma/Daimon/Whatevers]] are pretty damn gonky too, with the final season, as serious as it's supposed to be, having a ludicrously high ratio in comparison to arcs where that would be more fitting, say the Dark Circus arc. (The completely ridiculous looking 'sailor parody' phages)
* ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'' utterly subverts this, being able to have attractive and unattractive characters from one end of the spectrum to the other and in between without any stylistic major shifts.
** In one episode, Fuu is forced to work off her debt in a brothel. While "on display," she deliberately contorts her face into Gonk Mode to discourage customers from choosing her. Unfortunately, that face happens to catch the eye of another Gonk...
* Several side-characters from ''Anime/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' are drawn completely different from the main cast. Chiri Kitsu shifts to a Gonk [[AxeCrazy as needed]].
* In ''Manga/TheSevenDeadlySins'', as a contrast to King's normal child-like fairy form, his human form is a fat slob-looking man
* Actually averted in the film ''Anime/SpiritedAway''. Miyazaki didn't want his female protagonist Chihiro to be overly beautiful, in order to reinforce her presentation as an average girl at the film's beginning. He managed to succeed at this task without having her look exceptionally ugly or out of place, capturing just the look he was going for.
** Yubaba, the witch that runs the bath-house, is Gonk. And, obviously, her twin sister, Zeniba, would be as well.
* Kimo-o in the manga ''Stripe Blue''. He's totally unaware of how freaking creepy he looks, and the fact that he also ''acts'' like a lunatic doesn't help.
* In ''Manga/TeamMedicalDragon'', it's possible to identify the good and bad guys by one characteristic alone: most of the time, the good guys are drawn incredibly attractively, while evil characters invariably look like the products of 18 generations of inbreeding.
** The villains sure are ugly (as hell), but the sympathetic male characters range from heroically handsome over small and dorky to TheBigGuy. The women, of course, are attractive. The patients look sickly.
* Tenchi's classmate Kazuhiko Amagasaki in ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' is an iconic one, to the point he actually had a short-lived subtrope inspired by him ("The Fat Guy with Big Lips and Pimply Nose"). He appears mostly in ''Anime/TenchiInTokyo''.
* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'':
** Attenborough who is best described as a crazed muppet. In fact, his FanNickname is {{Beamspam}} [=McMuppet=].
** Leeron may count too, the guy may aim to be a Bishounen, but he still looks like a frog.
** Jougan and Balinbou aren't exactly pretty either.
* Another exception -- In one episode of ''Manga/TenjhoTenge'', we learn where female villain Emi Isuzu keeps all her hidden knives: she's really quite obese, and uses ki techniques to compress her fat and use it to carry concealed weapons. However, her full-sized form is completely Gonk-free, though it doesn't stop Maya (who [[SecretKeeper learns Emi's big secret]]) from teasing her about it.
* The unamed school principal in ''Manga/ToLoveRu'', a fat and short pervert. When he sees a girl he likes, he [[FanDisservice usually rips off all his clothes]].
* [[FatBastard Buppa]], a gang leader in ''Anime/TokyoTribe 2'', from the [[MemeticMutation infamous]] "[[RapeIsFunnyWhenItsMaleOnMale Goosh Goosh]]" sequence.
* Inko-chan from ''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}'' is a pet parrot Gonk, of all things.
%%* [[http://www.mangareader.net/125-6173-31/vinland-saga/chapter-1.html This guy]] from the first chapter of ''Manga/VinlandSaga''. Noteable for looking incredibly cartoonish in a series where most characters look fairly realistic.
* ''Manga/WolfGuyWolfenCrest'' High school student and gang member Kuroda looks like an unholy union between a Beatles member and an oversized rat. Don't expect his twin brother to have any striking good looks either. Despite his muscular physique and rather handsome countenance, Dou also counts in his own feral way.
* A lot of the lesser villains in ''Anime/YuGiOh''. While Ushio and Kai look rather decent, the others like Kujirada and Nezumi (whose name means 'rat' in Japanese), are outright gonk!
** and then there's Hobson, [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20071216052821/yugioh/images/3/35/DaimonSecond.jpg as seen here]], lampshaded in WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries by Kaiba who thinks Hobson is a mutant, although Hobson does use HulkSpeak so he might have a point.
** The Seto Kaiba imposter (posing as his ghost) in the Duelist Kingdom arc is horrendously this once he drops the charade.
* Yu-Gi-Oh DM's spinoff series, ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' also deserves a mention. Following in the footsteps of its predecessor, GX has numerous Gonky characters (mostly villains), the most notable of which being Professor Chronos de Medici (Vellian Crowler) and V.P. Napoleon (Jean-Louis Bonaparte). Jun Manjoume's spirit partners, the Ojamas, also qualify. To be fair, though, the series makes up for all the Gonk with an entire gang of cute/Bishounen heroes.
* Several demons in ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' and, even more so, the crimelord Tarukane.
** And then there's Kuroko Sanada-Sato, Sensui's predecessor as Spirit Detective. Sure, [[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/yuyuhakusho/images/b/bf/Kurokosanada.jpeg she's beautiful]] in the present, but one look at a photo of her and her friends during her tenure made many readers do a DoubleTake.
* ''Anime/OnePunchMan'' has a fitting character in the origin story of its titular one. Before deciding to be a hero and training so hard that he went bald, he saves a kid with a chin that literally resembles a rear end. [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/onepunchman/images/f/f3/ChinKid.png/revision/latest?cb=20160113124129 Yup.]] Most of the monsters fit this trope as well.

* The Yellow Bastard from ''ComicBook/SinCity'' stands out, but Marv could possibly be viewed as this as well, due to the impossible skeletal structure of his face, but in his case, it makes him look equal parts gonk and equal parts badass. The same can't be said for That Yellow Bastard. He's just one ugly (and smelly) dude.
** Nothing "possible" about it. It's stated in "The Hard Goodbye" that Marv is so ugly even the prostitutes won't touch him. Goldie was the one exception, and when she gets murdered he spends the entire rest of the story on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against her killers.
* Penelope Platypus from ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog'' looks more or less like a cartoony platypus on two legs wearing a backpack, while other orginal females from the comic have the figures of developed young women, yet still retain animal heads and fur.
* In Marvel, most of the underground-dwelling [[ComicBook/XMen outcast mutants the Morlocks]] were very ugly. In fact, many of those who were not ugly to begin with had their features marred by the flesh-shaping member Masque, as their way of showing disdain for the society that rejected them.
* "Big Ethel" from ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' was once six-foot, scrawny, buck-toothed, and with a nose that would shame ''[[Literature/TheAdventuresOfPinocchio Pinocchio]]''. Over the years she's steadily been toned down (with the moniker "big" being dropped entirely) and become ''much'' easier on the eyes, to the point that she's now only ''slightly'' less attractive than Betty and Veronica.
* ''Comicbook/XMen'''s Toad was described as having an extremely odd, unpleasant face, but since he was being drawn by Jack Kirby, he didn't really look very different from anyone else.

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* ''WesternAnimation/QuestForCamelot'' utilizes this with its villain, Ruber. His huge misshapen body and shrunken face makes him really stand out from the other Knights of the Round who are perfectly normal looking people. Presumably this is so you can tell he's the villain, but this begs the question of why some freaky guy like this was ''ever'' let onto the Knights of the Round in the first place.

[[folder:Film - Live-Action]]
* One classic example of a particularly ugly Gonk is "Sloth" of ''Film/TheGoonies'' fame. His Gonk-ness was actually so striking, his initial [[TheReveal appearance]] was enough to shock and initially terrify one of the protagonists, "Chunk", before he was later revealed to be a GentleGiant.
* In ''Film/WhatPlanetAreYouFrom?'', Garry Shandling played a Gonk. It counts as character design because the problem wasn't his natural features so much as his 'I just ate a bag of lemons' expression.
* Hongkong slapstick comedies will sometimes cast such ugly actors just to get this effect.
** In ''Film/CJ7'', one of Dicky's classmates is a girl who looks like an adult male. She's supposed to be TEN.
* Johnny of ''Film/TheRoom'' is rather creepy looking with an indeterminate accent, yet [[MartyStu beloved by all]].
* Creator/DannyTrejo is typically cast in frightening roles precisely because his unusual features make him look intimidating. Creator/PeterLorre would be an earlier example, with an appearance that made him easy to accept as a villain. Ditto the character actor Brion James.
* King Einon from ''Film/{{Dragonheart}}'', or at least according to WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick. Like the Garry Shandling example above, it has a lot to do with his often over-the-top facial expressions.
* In Creator/RalphBakshi's ''WesternAnimation/TheLordOfTheRings'' most of the hobbits are fairly normal looking and the younger ones look like children, but Samwise is very ugly. He has a huge head, crooked teeth, a big nose and chin, and at times seems to have a lazy eye.
** The other hobbits [[TheBeautifulElite are aristocrats, or what passes for it in the Shire]]: Merry is the son of the Master of Buckland (Saradoc Brandybuck), Pippin is the son of the Thain of the Shire (Peregrin Took), and Frodo is from a wealthy family closely related to both the Brandybucks and the Tooks. Sam is, basically, the son of Frodo's groundskeeper.
* The main actor playing the main character in ''Film/{{Gummo}}'' looks quite unusual, which actually fits very well with the overall strangeness of the film.
* Mok Swagger from ''WesternAnimation/RockAndRule''. Despite the entire cast consisting of anthropomorphic furries, most look human, while Mok looks severely deformed, or like a plastic surgery experiment gone wrong.
* General Posada from ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'', is short, fat, and ugly.
* Dinosaur Rex from ''Film/LittleMan''. He looks a bland Korean knock-off of a Barney toy.
* The [[Franchise/{{Predator}} Predators]] quite fittingly fall into this with their rather inhuman faces compared to the humans they hunt.
* Mel Meh from ''WesternAnimation/TheEmojiMovie'' has a Donald Trump-like hairstyle, bags under his eyes an a [[PerpetualFrowner a huge frown on his face]].
* Certainly Jabba the Hutt from ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' qualifies, and his throne room is an all-out Gonk-fest. Much the same can be said for the Mos Eisley cantina in ''Film/ANewHope'', although many of its patrons are basically PettingZooPeople and slightly-less-than-anthropomorphized animals.
* In ''Film/HomeAlone'', Kevin recoils at a photo of older brother Buzz's girlfriend. We see the picture too and she is very much this trope. Her "actress" was actually a boy in drag; this way, director Chris Columbus could play up "her" ugliness as much as he wanted without humiliating an actual girl.

* Corporal Nobby Nobbs from ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' is ugly enough to require documented evidence to prove that he's (probably) human, and to completely avert [=and/or=] subvert the AttractiveBentGender trope (this is footnoted in the text itself). Official art of him fits the trope.
* According to the original drawings, both the [[Literature/AliceInWonderland Queen of Hearts and the Dutchess]] could easily be the trope image.
* Ichabod Crane, the protagonist of ''Literature/TheLegendOfSleepyHollow'', is described as rather odd-looking, having a small head, big ears, a long nose, long arms and legs, and a very skinny build. The narrator even compares him to a scarecrow and a grasshopper.
* One of Count Olaf's henchmen in ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' is a large person [[AmbiguousGender who looks like neither a man nor a woman]], appropriately called "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Person of Indeterminate Gender]]".
* ''{{Literature/Neuromancer}}'''s Ratz.
--> The bartender's smile widened. His ugliness was the stuff of legend. In an age of affordable beauty, there was something heraldic about his lack of it.
* Creator/CarlHiaasen's books ''Literature/StarIsland'' and ''Skin Tight'' contain the ex-con turned bodyguard Chemo, who has a deformed face due to an electrolysis procedure that [[GoneHorriblyWrong went horribly wrong.]] Then he took a medication that promised to fix it, but instead made it look like cereal was glued to his face. [[PlayedForLaughs He went to prison for killing the incompetent electrolysis doctor.]]
* ''Literature/WarrenTheThirteenth'' is described as looking toad-like, thanks to his huge eyes, elongated jaw, and misshapen teeth. This is a minor source of angst for him, as all the other Warrens before him were known for being physically attractive.
* The chinless, goatish-faced character of Wilbur Whateley from ''Literature/TheDunwichHorror'' easily qualifies. His [[spoiler:[[EldritchAbomination "twin" brother]]]] is even worse.
* The descriptions of Dolores Umbridge in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'', which start with "frog-like" and get less flattering, set her apart as grotesque compared to the rest of the Ministry and an obvious villain to the students, to underline the catastrophe of the Ministry's eventual take-over of Hogwarts (with her in charge). [[AdaptationalAttractiveness/HarryPotter Averted, with unexpected effectiveness]], in [[Film/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix the film]].

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/MatchGame'': Several questions over the years have featured characters who were super ugly, asking the contestant to fill in the blank with something to compare the subject's ugliness to. Usally, the punch line is a movie monster, such as Film/KingKong or Film/{{Frankenstein|1931}}.
* ''Series/SanfordAndSon'': Fred's cruel jokes about Aunt Esther have included remarks about her being as grotesque in appearance as Film/KingKong and Franchise/{{Godzilla}}, among other movie monsters.
* ''Series/DoctorWho''
** The Sontarans.
--> '''Guard:''' He looks like a giant baked potato!
--> '''The Doctor:''' [[InvertedTrope You probably look like a pink weasel to him.]]
* Father Jack from ''Series/FatherTed'' is incredibly ugly, with stringy unwashed hair, crusted lips and skin, and a near-permanent grimacing snarl. WordOfGod says that Frank Kelly always had to eat alone when on set because the make-up that was used to transform him into Father Jack was disgusting enough to put the rest of the cast and crew off their meals.
* Peg's mother was implied to be one of these on ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'', although we were fortunate enough to [[TakeOurWordForIt never actually see]] what she looked like. Chances are we'd probably GoMadFromTheRevelation, after all.
* Likewise, Howard's mother in ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''. She's said to be inhumanly fat and generally disgusting in both appearance and mannerisms (although much of this is probably exaggeration by Howard), with all of her dialogue shouted from off-screen in an incredibly grating voice.
* Half of the non-Puppet aliens in ''Series/{{Farscape}}''. They seem to try to go overboard on crusty features and grotesque prosthetics. Good examples are the "Tavloids" (Tavleks) in the Season 1 episode "Throne for a Loss", with their oversized mouths and metal-dome heads; and ''especially'' the "Plakavoids" (Plokavians) in Season 2's "The Ugly Truth", whose faces appear to be melting off their skulls.

* ''Manhwa/TheBreaker'' ({{manhwa}}) has Mamungi. The protagonist calls him an ork, but his badass master just calls him frog-faced.

[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* ''ComicStrip/{{Cathy}}'' bears the unusual distinction of having a Gonk protagonist, with gigantic eyes, stringy hair, and [[TheNoseless no nose]]. Out-of-universe, she's sometimes considered UglyCute, but in-universe she remarks that the only people who've ever called her attractive have been trying to sell her things.
** Given the general drawing style of that strip, she's really more HollywoodHomely (in that none of the other characters are drawn in such a way as to appear much more attractive), and she's certainly not [[ComicStrip/LilAbner Lena the Hyena]].
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Lenahyena.png Speaking of whom ...]]
* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' has no recurring Gonks, but a lot of ugly one-shot characters. (They tend to be very well-detailed, perhaps to contrast better with the detail-light main cast.)
** [[http://www.gocomics.com/garfield/2008/01/03 They do have to go the extra mile, but they are perfectly capable.]]
* Hildegard Hamhocker from the comic strip ''Tumbleweeds'' was such a Gonk that Tumbleweeds described her as "the [[TheSmurfettePrinciple only girl]] (and I use that term loosely) in Grimy Gulch." She wanted him to marry her, but he [[AbhorrentAdmirer wasn't having it]].

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* In ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' Julandri labourers are naturally unattractive, as are Iotes and Chanari. Anyone with the unattractive trait will also count as this.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* VideoGame/ApeEscape: Monkey Yellow is a good example of this looking much more like a rubber duck than a monkey. And he (she?) considers himself (herself?) the best-looking character in the series.
* Eunice in ''VideoGame/{{Bully}}''. Subverted in Beatrice, who would be attractive if she lost the glasses and got some Abreva for her mouth.
* Beethro, from Videogame/DeadlyRoomsOfDeath, plus several other characters. Since Beethro is the player character, his is by nessesity a case that one can get used to.
* The ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' (or ''Mother'') series has a few Gonks, primarily in their fat female characters; however, Lardna Minch is their queen. Maybe it's something about how her mouth is bigger than the rest of her head, or how plastic and grotesque her smile is, but it's kind of disturbing.
** And her son Pokey looks quite disturbing, even for someone of his weight. His hair obscures his eyes and his mouth is always open; when he [[spoiler:fights alongside Giygas in the final battle]], he appears to have blue skin. His 3D models in ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl Brawl]]'' are even [[UncannyValley creepier]].
* Queen Brahne in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'', who outranks most of the monsters in the game in sheer ugliness for no easily explained reason. This may be a vague dig at BeautyEqualsGoodness (compared to the villainous but attractive Kuja) as her subjects usually insist Brahne is a competent and respectable leader, at least pre-game. It is particularly bizarre because her daughter doesn't look anything like her [[spoiler:which theoretically isn't a problem because Garnet is revealed to not be her biological child. Except that Garnet was adopted by the royal family because she looked close enough to the real Princess Garnet to take her place, which means that Brahne still had a biological child that looked nothing like her.]]
* On a similar note, a good proportion of ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' characters for the first six games in the series are [[{{Gonk}} Gonks]], due to the fact that main artist Creator/YoshitakaAmano has no middle ground between "is that even human" and "TAKE ME, YOU GORGEOUS DEVIL, TAKE ME".
* Every ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' game includes one playable gonk (''except'' for ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', though [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Oliver]] is playable as a semi-secret character via [=StreetPass=]). The bandit class seems to be solely composed of these. In fact, one can pretty reliably tell which enemy characters will eventually join the player... they're the ones who don't look like either a monkey's behind or Morticia Addams.
** Lampshaded by [[http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f278/katietiedrich/comic257.png this]] Awkward Zombie comic.
* Gannon the carpenter from ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonIslandOfHappiness'' is considerably less attractive than the other inhabitants of the island. His daughter Eliza, on the other hand, is [[TastesLikeDiabetes so cute it hurts]].
** The Gourmet. Dear lord, the Gourmet. Some fans are convinced he's not actually ''human''. ''Island of Happiness'' and related replaced him with a cute kid {{Expy}}.
* Most of the characters in the ''[[VideoGame/RiverCityRansom Kunio-kun]]'' games are [[GenericCuteness generically cute]]... except for Misuzu, who is a seven-foot schoolgirl with a head the size of a pumpkin and the face of a middle-aged woman.
* Kabeyama from ''VideoGame/InazumaEleven'' is fat, has a weird hairstyle, a big nose, big lips and in a series more or less [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys full of pretty boys]] he ''really'' stands out with his ugliness, even among the less attractive characters. But then, most of the other first-years aren't exactly lookers, either.
* In ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'': [[http://wiimedia.ign.com/wii/image/article/793/793389/ssbm13_1180664762.jpg Tingle.]] The only thing that can be said is that he looks way different than any other person you come across.
** The doctor in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'''s Castle Town. He looks like the elderly arthritic love child of Moleman from TheSimpsons and a goblin. Actually, come to think of it, the ''actual in game goblins aren't as ugly as he is.''
** The woman/man/creature that lives in the house near Lake Hylia in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime''.
** The Gerudo tribe is known to have rather good-looking members, also including the [[BigBad Great King of Evil himself]]. But then we have Koume and Kotake, a [[WickedWitch wicked]] pair of old twin sisters whose proportions are very exaggerated compared to the rest of the race. This changes in the 2nd half of their boss fight where [[FusionDance they combine]] and become a HotterAndSexier version of themselves.
** Similarly, the generally handsome members of the Zora race have their King Zora, who mostly looks like a fat [[NurseryRhyme Humpty Dumpty]]-esque toad. This is toned down in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' where the Zora king is still pretty chunky, but he has a lot of muscle as well and his face looks somewhat old instead of ugly.
** It seems apparent that, from ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker The Wind Waker]]'' onwards (and with the exception of the hero and the crown princess), the land of Hyrule has been populated by [[CastOfSnowflakes a large cast of fascinatingly ugly snowflakes]].
** The infamous CDI Legend of Zelda games had characters whose ugliness was matched only by their sheer awful voice acting. The main characters are drawn heavily off-model. Everyone else is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8hJW9VjGoM downright grotesque]].
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' Kilton, who runs the monster based Fang & Bone shop, is a Hylian. Unlike the rest of the Hylians, which look like the average human, Kilton is quite short, a little chubby, has pale light green-blue skin, barely has any hair, and has small fangs protruding from his mouth.
* Hyness, the villain of ''VideoGame/KirbyStarAllies'' is revealed to be one of these once his hood and veil get knocked off after the first phase of his fight. [[spoiler: The veil wasn't meant to cover his mouth so much as his [[GagNose huge, bulbous nose]], while his once-shadowed eyes that initially seem small are actually huge and googly. He's understandably implied to dislike having his face seen and completely flies off the handle once it happens.]]
* Gutsman's operator Dex in the ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork'' franchise. Naturally, his ''[[VideoGame/MegaManStarForce Star Force]]'' {{Expy}} Bud also falls under this. Dex looks like some strange obese shark person, while Bud is some obese guy with his hair shaped into horns. This might be a possible ShoutOut to ''Manga/AstroBoy'' 's designs; Creator/OsamuTezuka characters have a distinctive old-school flavor that often looks really strange to newer anime fans.
* ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'':
** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'':
*** A non-fat gonk would be the homeroom teacher, Kinshiro Morooka, aka "King Moron," who seriously needs a dentist. Possibly a dentist with a ''hacksaw.'' He also bears a striking resemblance to Steve Buscemi, which just makes things worse.
*** And then there's Mitsuo Kubo's fish-eyed face making him look for all the world like the Gerber Baby, but in his case he's supposed to be unsettling for a different reason.
*** For the less-subtle variety of {{Gonk}}, there's also Hanako Ohtani, a fat female student who's in cahoots with a female homeroom teacher who also shares [[ChristmasCake her]] [[HotForStudent delusion]] of being irresistible to the other sex and later enters a [[FanDisservice beauty pageant]] with her.
** ''Videogame/Persona5'':
*** Junya Kaneshiro, a fat and homely crime boss who is similar in build to Hanako that serves as one of the major villains in the game. In his MotiveRant, he claims that he was driven to crime because there were not a lot of options for a poor and ugly person like him.
*** Principal Kobayakawa, whose body can be described as egg-like, looking similar to an older version of Kaneshiro without a visible neck.
*** Downplayed with Lala Escargot, who's a heavy-set DragQueen[=/=][[{{Transgender}} Transgender woman]] with a noticeable double chin.
* King Hippo from ''VideoGame/PunchOut'' is obese and barely looks human. ''WesternAnimation/CaptainNTheGameMaster'' takes it one step further and gives him blue skin.
* ''VideoGame/{{Robopon}}'' has Gonks in quite a few Robopons' evolutions, particularly in the first game�Uggy is one example. Even more jarring if they evolved from something cute.
* Gen-An Shiranui from ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown'' is so terrifically ugly that it is impossible to even tell his ''species''. (He's not a tengu, and he's not an oni, but he definitely isn't human...)
** He's a follower of the dark back, and in the second game he's a zombie.
** There's also obese [[McNinja Texan ninja Earthquake]], and then there's Kusaregedou, who's uglier than Gen-An and Earthquake combined, which is to be expected seeing that he's a Gaki, a type of spirit that's [[HorrorHunger cursed to be eternally hungry for the things they did when they were alive, which in his case was, you guessed it, cannibalism.]] Fittingly enough, he was also designed to be a combination of the above 2 characters.
* Rufus from ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'', although as a martial artist, he's definitely in-shape. (Spherical is a shape, right?)
* Yohm from ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireIV'' is pretty much the prototypical example of Geezer Gonk. Stick legs, round body, his nose looks like a potato, and the impression one gets is of Franchise/AnpanMan gone terribly wrong and evil.
** Most of the [[BarrierMaiden Shamans]] from ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireII'' are [[MsFanservice slender-figure elemental girls with little clothes on]], except Solo, the Earth elemental who is simply huge, FanDisservice material. [[http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100616221520/bof/images/a/a9/ShamansBoF2.jpg See the difference yourself.]]
* Larsa, the FinalBoss of ''VideoGame/MushihimeSama Futari'', is a very obese and ugly woman.
* Most of the fighters in ''[[ParallelPornTitles Super Strip]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Fighter IV]]'' are, naturally, beautiful, scantily clad women with various fetish-related moves. All except for [[MeaningfulName Jin Tendoh]]. He's the Fat Guy with the Big Lips and Pimply Nose. And yes, [[FanDisservice you can strip him.]]
* Borgan from ''VideoGame/LunarEternalBlue''. Used for a hilarious bit of FanDisservice in-game, where they sneak a picture of him in the collection of [[{{Fanservice}} pictures of the game's more attractive characters]].
* The ''VisualNovel/AceAttorney'' games have otherwise normal to attractive characters have gonk moments, but special mention must go to eternally gonk [[MeanigfullName Sal Manella]], the sweaty otaku TV director, and perverted hospital "director" Hotti.
** Mike Meekins, the clumsy officer with a NoIndoorVoice may not as be as ugly as Sal Manella or Hotti, but he's incredibly gonkish when compared to his fellow workers with his beady eyes and ridiculously big chin.
** Spark Brushel in ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney''. The man looks more like a character from WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes, due to his NonStandardCharacterDesign.
* ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}'', despite having a pretty attractive cast for the most part, has an example in Mumkhar. This is maybe to show he's ObviouslyEvil and the traitor of the Dunban, Dickson, and Mumkhar group of heroes. Dickson at least looks like a decent old man, and Dunban is easily one of the most attractive male characters in the game. [[spoiler: Except Mumkhar isn't the only one who is a traitor...]]
* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':
** [[FatBastard Wario]] and [[LeanAndMean Waluigi]]: with their [[GagNose big pink noses]], wicked mustaches, exaggerated bodily proportions, and perma grimaces; they resemble caricatures of [[OddballDoppelganger Mario and Luigi]] more than anything. However that's part of their charm.
** Mario himself was a gonk in ''very'' early promotional artwork of the original arcade version of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'', [[ProgressivelyPrettier his design has long since evolved into something much cuter.]]
* Prince from ''VideoGame/PowerInstinct'' is a fat, ugly parody of all the PrinceCharming stereotypes... until you knock him down. When he hits the ground, he briefly transforms into a {{Bishonen}}.
* Stunfisk in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite''. It's not ''so'' bad (Okay, yes it is), but it lives in a world of cuteness. [[spoiler: Ironicaly, in the Anime/{{Pokemon}} anime, Cilan, a character known for his good looks and {{Bishonen}}-ness, is the one who catches it.]]
** Jynx is a Gonk all the way from the Indigo League. It also looks like a blackface caricature, possibly intentional assuming it's a combination of [[CaptainEthnic Black Pete and an Opera Singer]]. Another interpretation is that it was based on Japanese fashion trend "Ganguro" but Gamefreak admit they don't remember what they were thinking when they drew it, most likely it was this trope.
** Binacle from ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY''. Two barnacles attached to a rock, each with a rather squashed, nonstandard design for a face. Some people have jokingly compared it to ''Literature/TheUglyBarnacle''.
** Bruxish is a reef triggerfish Pokémon introduced in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon''. "Some bizarre result of a cosmetics factory polluting the local reservoir" is a fairly accurate description of its appearance, what with its wild pink/yellow/gold/purple coloration, flower-shaped lure, thick fish-lips, and sharp teeth. Said teeth are not just for show either: with the Ability "Strong Jaw" their signature move Psychic Fangs is boosted by 50% along with their Same-type Attack Bonus 50% boost. Their garish colors also give them the "Dazzling" Ability, which prevents Priority moves when used solely on the Bruxish.
* ''VideoGame/JetSetRadio'' has a collection of colorful and unique-looking characters. [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100812070523/jetsetradio/images/9/97/Slate.png Soda]] takes this a step further with his tall height, long limbs, [[GagNose big nose]], and odd hairstyle, which make him look sorta like a Muppet.
* Jim from ''Square's Tom Sawyer'', [[BlackFace who has pitch black skin, beady white eyes, an orange afro, and huge caterpillar-like lips.]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Psychosomnium}}'': Shirley, the only female in the game, looks like a bizarre mutant (not that the brown blocky people in this game are very handsome.)tild
* Gruntilda from the ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'' series. Mumbo could qualify too considering how he looks almost like a skeleton.
** That is, unless you fail to save Tooty in which case she becomes fairly attractive. ...If green skinned girls are your thing. Mumbo certainly likes her.
** By contrast, formerly fairest in the land Tooty becomes a Gonk after Grunty steals her beauty.
* Hifumi Yamada from ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa''. Being the only obese character, it's even more noticeable.
** [[VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2 The sequel]] has Teruteru Hanamura, who is stouter than the other males and has eyes that are drawn as two black blotches. They become normal if he's shocked, angry or [[AnythingThatMoves lustful]]. He's also thought of as being funny-looking InUniverse.
** ''VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3'' has Ryoma Hoshi, who, like Teruteru, is way shorter and almost plush-like in comparison to the rest of the males. His eyes are also a lot more circular in comparison to the others.
* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto2'': The Zaibatsu bosses. Nice unibrow.
* ''VideoGame/Fallout4: Nuka World'' has the Raider Radio DJ "Red Eye", at least in relation to everyone else, even ghouls. Red Eye, called that due to his bloodshot eyes, is never seen but has his own actor in game and while he has the same body as every other man in game he has [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/fallout/images/6/6b/Redeye.png/revision/latest?cb=20170828230326 oddly big lips and beady black eyes]], unlike anybody else in game.
* ''VideoGame/ClarencesBigChance'': Clarence.
* [[ElderlyImmortal Octavian the Eagle]] of ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld'' is easily the ugliest character in the game - all the more startling considering he still qualifies as a human being and not some kind of demon. On top of being built like a bear and standing a head taller than any other character in the game, he has a immensely craggy face, complete with PermaStubble, a LanternJawOfJustice, a heavily-furrowed brow, an overly-wide and permanently-unsmiling mouth, and [[CoveredInScars numerous old scars running across his eyebrows, lips and cheeks]].

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Waluigi in ''Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily'' is particularly hideous among a cast of generally-adorable characters.
* On his first appearances, William Winsbury in ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' is markedly uglier than the main characters, with his odd colouring and pointy teeth. After some {{Art Shift}}s, and as he becomes a less unsympathetic character, he gets rather more handsome.
* [[CountryMatters Cuntons]] of ''Webcomic/VeganArtbook'' is noticably uglier than any of the other main characters. This was completely intentional since Cuntons is a TakeThat at someone the author hates and nothing more than a HateSink [[StrawMan Straw Woman]] in and out of comic.
* ''Webcomic/MenageA3'' has a very pretty lead and secondary cast (of both sexes), one or two HollywoodHomely supporting characters -- and Eulice, the downright simian landlady. (Though even she claims that she used to look like sex goddess [=DiDi=].)
* Turns up now and again in ''Webcomic/OwMySanity''. Once lampshaded (most likely by coincidence) by having '' '''[[EldritchAbomination Nancy]]''' '' actually get squicked enough into ''feeling fear''.
* Equius in {{Webcomic/Homestuck}} wears a pair of shades with cracked lenses to hide some really huge bags under his eyes, has stringy hair, a set of broken teeth and tends to sweat a lot.
* ''Abnormality'' gives us Catwoman and Batman right [[http://www.viruscomix.com/abno35.html here]]. Wonder Woman comes off as decently average. Superman is something [[UpToEleven far beyond]] [[EldritchAbomination gonk limits.]]

[[folder:Web Original]]
* The Youtube gaming channel ''Polygon'' has a highly popular [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLaDrN74SfdT6duuVl_8qxJ5eaaPHRX_ij "Monster Factory"]] section, in which the cast tries to create the most hideous character possible in a variety of games - and laughs their behinds off throughout.
* {{WebVideo/Jerma985}} once held a contest with {{WebVideo/STAR}} of who can make an ugliest character in his 'Saint Rows 2'-Who is Uglier?'\. YMMV on who won.
** Jerma encountered a a morbidly obese lady during 'Judge Jerma'. A lady so obese her neck is essentially non-existent with all the fat in her collarbone and her pot belly needed a wheel attachment to support as she was walking. She even had a 'Oh Yeah' caption printed on the back of the shirt so that Jerma can make his signature 'byeah' joke.
* Creator/AchievementHunter made a Gonkish character for [[ButtMonkey Kerry]] when he joined the team over ''[[LetsPlay/AchievementHunterGrandTheftAutoSeries Grand Theft Auto V]]'' on the UsefulNotes/XBoxOne. The reasoning being that he transferred his character from the 360 version to the Playstation 4 version.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Gorgeous Gal, a huge elderly featherless bird who wore a green dress, lots of jewelry and a white wig is supposed to be this in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Woody Woodpecker}}'' short 'A Fine Feathered Frenzy.' When Woody sees her for the first time he turns white as a ghost and passes out. She even breaks a hand mirror by batting her eyelashes at it. Gorgeous Gal's face is actually rather cute like most cartoons of that era. She also flirts with the woodpecker with a sexy voice so not all members of the audience who view this cartoon find her completely unattractive. Woody however is not interested but she is much older than he is. Also compared to Gorgeous Gal he's about the size of a puppy. Gorgeous was still smitten and enjoyed lifting him up and forcibly pressing her giant red lips against his. She also marries him and makes love to him off camera despite the woodpecker's feelings.
* Duchess in ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends''. Pretty much all the other friends are either straight-up cute (Mac, Bloo, Mr. Herriman) or at least UglyCute (Coco, Eduardo, Wilt). Duchess is ''hideous''.
* [[CanadaEh Canadians]] in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' with their horizontally separated heads which bobble when talking, not to mention other ridiculously cartoonish features, even for characters in ''South Park''.
** However, the Canadian kids are actually rather cute.
** Additionally, famous Canadians, such as [[Series/WhaleWars Paul Watson]] and Music/JustinBieber, are drawn in the standard character style rather than the "Canadian-specific" character style, most likely to make them more recognizable. Music/CelineDion is a notable exception, as she is depicted in the "Canadian-specific" style.
** Also, Sarah Jessica Parker. While every other character in the series has basically the same facial layout, she is fugly.
** Celine Dion loves Ugly Bob, even though he is so [[OnlySixFaces very, very]] [[LampshadeHanging ugly]].
** What about the most obvious examples, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Ugly Kids?]]
* Bloth in ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesOfDarkWater'', although [[AmbiguouslyHuman he may be intended to be some sort of ogre]].
** Not just him either; the extreme divergence of body and facial types between natives of different islands makes for some '''really''' weird-looking people.
* Most of the characters from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' who don't quite fit in with the standard character design of the oUo face end up invoking this trope. Special mention goes to Xergiok, many of the monsters, the Tree Witch, and arguably, Lemongrab. In a show where most of the characters have very similar faces, the difference can be extremely jarring, and the gonks may not even appear to be from the same show.
* Hans Moleman from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', the diminutive and impossibly wrinkly old man ([[https://youtu.be/ZG8d0x1WcAc "I'm 31 years old!"]]) with enormously thick glasses and terrible luck. He earned his appellation from the production crew when they noticed how shriveled and unrealistic he was. According to a DVD commentary for one episode, a number of viewers were disgusted by Moleman's appearance, and he was reused in order to annoy those people.
** Moe the bartender looks like Randall from ''Recess'' as an adult. He's often acknowledged to be this in-universe as well, as he's been described as made of "cauliflower ear, lizard lips, little rat eyes, caveman brow and fish snout".
* Han Solo in ''Film/TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial'''s animated segment. He looks nothing like Creator/HarrisonFord ''or'' anyone else in the cartoon. Scroll down to the bottom of [[http://www.starwarsholidayspecial.com/photos/cartoon.htm this page]] and compare Luke and Han.
* So many of Creator/SparkPlugEntertainment's characters are like this, but the best example is the lantern-jawed bee Pistol in [[WesternAnimation/BeeMovie Plan Bee]]. All the cars in ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} A Car's Life:]] [[WesternAnimation/ACarsLifeSparkysBigAdventure Sparky's Big Adventure]]'' easily qualify, too.
* WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead are a protagonist example. They have ''enormous'' foreheads, chins, and lips [[NonStandardCharacterDesign compared to the rest of the cast]] who are more realistically proportioned.
* Dr. Robotnik's ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' incarnation. Though he is the only major human character in the show, his bizarre, exaggerated face still stands out.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** Snips and Snails (''especially'' Snips, who looks more like a buck-toothed piglet than anything equine). They're unicorns like some of the other [[IncrediblyLamePun mane cast]] but even among the colts of the series are pretty ugly, just barely bordering on UglyCute.
** Bulk Biceps, the insanely buff pegasus (with [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar incredibly tiny wings]]) from ''Hurricane Fluttershy'' easily qualifies.
** The transformed [[TheIncredibleHulk Saddle Rager]] from ''Power Ponies'' looks rather... grotesque to say the least. Masculine pectoral muscles, freakish proportions, and just the overall shape of it came off as fairly [[{{Squick}} disgusting]].
** According to the Art Of Equestria Guidebook this was the intent with Queen Chrysalis, who was drawn differently to look "gollumesque and rotten like she crawled out from under a log". It did ''not'' translate that way in the [[https://derpibooru.org/594345 actual show]], where by pony standards she's actually pretty easy on the eyes and looks more like a gothic supermodel. Even her minions the changelings are CreepyCute at absolute worst ([[https://derpibooru.org/916289 and pretty darned adorable when they want to be]]).
** Discord is the clearest example. While he is supposed to have the head of pony, it's much longer than that of any of the cast with a sunken narrow section between the mouth and eyes, has a scraggly beard and over grown eyebrows,and very asymmetrical complete with a snag tooth. Notably his appearance is supposed to be jarring in-universe as his mismatched parts represent disharmony.
* Two cars in Paris in ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars 2}}'' have mismatched eyes on their windshields, have dented bodies, and crooked teeth inside their bumpers. However, a forklift artist for some reason actually decided to draw them as both being extremely attractive-looking.
* Randall Weems from ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' pretty much resembles a human-lizard hybrid.
* The huge and ugly EvilKnockoff of ''WesternAnimation/MrBogus'' from the episodes "[[Recap/MrBogusS2E1ComputerIntruder Computer Intruder]]" and "[[Recap/MrBogusS2E5BadLuckBogus Bad Luck Bogus]]". He is meant to resemble a rather hideous version of Bogus.
* The Scotsman from ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' is not a pretty sight, but his wife is even bigger and uglier than he is, and considerably [[HairTriggerTemper more angry]]. It gets funnier: it's shown in the TimeSkip prior to Season Five that the pair have had a large number of daughters who are all [[AmazonianBeauty amazonian]] ''[[StatuesqueStunner knockouts]]''.
* Warren one of Bobby's friends from ''WesternAnimation/BobbysWorld'' is one of the ugliest kids featured on the show, he has both eyes on one side of his face, messy hair, a big pot belly that sticks out of his shirt, crooked teeth, and long pointed lips that look like a crocodile's jaws.
* Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians:
** Horace and Jasper. Everything from their disproportional builds to their huge noses makes [[BigBad Cruella De Vil's]] henchmen a lot uglier than any human character in the film (except for their boss, maybe).
** Cruella De Vil, as stated above, also qualifies. Her [[LeanAndMean skeletal figure]] and sickly grey-lilac skin, along with some really [[NightmareFace unnerving facial expressions]], [[ObviouslyEvil leaves no one to wonder who the main villain of the film is]].
* Gaetan "Mole" Moliere from ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'' is a lot uglier and more disproportionately built than the other characters, along with a pair of rather weird telescope-glasses.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "The Unmentionables", the guest at Rocky and Mugsy's party seem to be a {{homage}} to the deformed villains in ''ComicStrip/DickTracy'': they include Jack "Legs" Rhinstone (wearing ladies' socks on his legs), "Baby Face Half" Nelson (whose face is the size of his cigar end), "Pizza Puss" Lasagna (whose face looks like the surface of a pizza), "Pistol Nose" Pringle (whose nose is shaped like a pistol, and breathes out cigarette smoke), and "Teeth" Malloy (whose giant teeth take up his entire face).
* Ms. Endive from ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}''. She's much larger than any of the other characters with green hair, orange skin, and a long aardvark-like nose. All the other characters in the show seem to acknowledge this too.
* Pothole [=McPucker=] from ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo'', the hog mayor of the nearby small town of Prickly Pines with a nauseous appearance in a show with cute, simple character designs.
* ''WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven'' has King Gator, the grotesque crocodile who has horrified children for years with his sexually ambiguous nature and innuendo (specifically, the song "[[BigLippedAlligatorMoment Let's Make Music Together]]").
* Many characters from ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfFigaroPho'' are designed this way, and treated as such InUniverse. For example:
** The mailman, adding to the many ways that he is the show's ButtMonkey.
** ThoseTwoGuys, who are bald, middle-aged men.
** The MonsterClown from the show's opening and "Fear of Clowns" episode.
** The bald old lady who runs the store.

* The probable TropeNamer, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gonk Gonks]].
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troll_doll Troll dolls]] are also known as gonk trolls (among other things).
* Website/GaiaOnline decided to pull a fast one on the members when asking if they wanted cute child star Timmy to remain a child or become an adult. After the votes were tallied and adult Timmy was chosen, he was aged up as promised and turned into an incredibly ugly and gangly man with an enormous honker (while everyone was expecting yet another hot anime guy). One member actually responded by posting a smiley called "gonk". The adult look was based on Creator/NicolasCage's character in ''Film/RaisingArizona'', and a surprisingly large number of users thought he was HollywoodHomely at worst. In-universe, he was able to charm a girl with a boyfriend (and got Doctor Singh into a catfight with said girl over him). Then again, there was Reapersun's FanDisservice art of him in the man-thong from ''Borat''...
* Give the LetsPlay/FreelanceAstronauts access to a character creator and they'll make [[LegacyCharacter another horrifying incarnation]] of Dongs "REO" Speedwagon. In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' she was a crone-like, green-faced, blue-haired dark elf with butterfly wings and a penchant for bludgeoning people to death with a fish. In ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2'' she was an obese, slack-jawed, blue-haired woman with poor posture and [[LarynxDissonance a man's voice]] who was so disturbing that Maxwell scrapped her for Gangsta Link. And now in ''Franchise/MassEffect'' we have Dongs Shepard, with a man's head on a woman's body and something ''seriously'' wrong with her neck.
* One version of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXd6u9o6dYY Major Lazer's "Keep It Going Louder"]] takes butterface to a whole new level.
* One of the videos for Simian Mobile Disco's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fywAHILK33M "Hustler"]] definitely gonks the girls out at the end. I guess that's what they get for eating so much...
* Quentin Matsys' painting "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ugly_Duchess The Ugly Duchess]]", which is believed to be the inspiration for the Duchess in ''Literature/AliceInWonderland''.
* Stephan Remmler of German rock band ''Trio'' combined his Gonky looks with his GermanHumor as a DeadpanSnarker to comedic effect. He showed off his big jaw and ears, as well a goofy haircut and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtMThVUpc-U wide-eyed performance]].