Playing With: Unnecessary Makeover
: A character looks better to the audience before a makeover than after.
- Straight: Audrey gets a makeover. Everyone in-universe think she's hot...but the audience doesn't.
- Exaggerated: Audrey looks Hollywood Homely. After the makeover, she looks like a creepy China doll.
- Downplayed: A makeup counter salesperson tries to convince Audrey that the Summer collection would be a good match for her, but Audrey's really got more of a Winter coloration, so the makeover doesn't really flatter her.
- Justified: This is a deconstruction or parody of She Cleans Up Nicely or Beautiful All Along.
- Inverted: Something happens that makes Audrey supposedly uglier...but she looks better ugly than normal.
- Subverted: Someone thinks she was better before in-universe, freeing her to go back to her old style.
- Double Subversion: She likes the new style, even though some think she looked better before, and stays in it.
- Zig Zagged: ???
- Averted: The makeover really does make her look better...or she doesn't get one at all.
- Enforced: "She looks better after because we say so! Never mind that child yelling that the Emperor's naked!"
- Lampshaded: "Now, normally I'd advocate being yourself, but no one here is themselves, so..."
- Invoked: Audrey doesn't think she's beautiful and voluntarily gets a makeover. She thinks she looks better afterwards...
- Exploited: ???
- Defied: Same as invoked, but she thinks she looks hideous afterwards, and ends up undoing the makeover almost inmediately.
- Conversed: "Don't you just hate it when they makeover a pretty girl unnecessarily, and she comes out worse than before?"
- Conversed: ???
- Deconstructed: Audrey truly thinks that she needs a makeover due to very low self esteem and perhaps past experiences. But although everyone likes her new look, she doesn't like being liked just for looking attractive.
- Reconstructed: But her friends tell her they like her regardless of her looks. And so does Brian...
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