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Playing With: The Glasses Gotta Go
Basic Trope: A character is shown to be more attractive without their glasses on.
  • Straight: Alice looks cuter without her glasses.
  • Exaggerated: When Alice is wearing glasses, she's considered ugly, but when she takes them off, she is highly desired by both men and women.
  • Downplayed: Some guys think Alice is cuter without glasses.
  • Justified: Alice comes from a culture that doesn't consider glasses attractive.
  • Inverted: Alice's glasses are part of why she's considered cute or beautiful.
  • Subverted: Bob expects Alice to be cuter without her glasses, but is disappointed to find that she is less cute when she takes them off.
  • Double Subverted: Alice seems less cute when she first takes her glasses off, but then she puts on makeup and becomes gorgeous.
  • Parodied: Alice is surrounded by a lovestruck fan club as they chant, "Alice! Alice! Alice!" She puts on her glasses on right in front of them, and they all act like she disappeared.
  • Zig Zagged: Some people like Alice better with glasses on, and some people like her better with glasses off.
  • Averted: Alice looks the same with or without glasses.
  • Enforced: The executives tell the animators that Alice has to look more attractive when she takes her glasses off than when she has them on.
  • Lampshaded: Bob comments, "Wow, you look a lot hotter without your glasses."
  • Invoked: Alice takes off her glasses whenever she particularly hopes to appear attractive.
  • Exploited: When Alice runs out of money for food, she takes off her glasses and flirts with the store clerk to get him to pay for her groceries.
  • Defied: Alice deliberately doesn't wear eye makeup so that taking off her glasses doesn't make much difference in her looks.
  • Discussed: "I'll look better without my glasses, so I think I should take them off before talking to my Love Interest."
  • Conversed: "That girl in the movie was a lot cuter without her glasses on."
  • Played For Laughs: Bob turns into a stammering wreck whenever Alice takes her glasses off.
  • Played For Drama: Alice has a lot of insecurities because she needs glasses to see but has always been told she's more attractive without them.

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