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* ''WesternAnimation/IceAge4ContinentalDrift'': When a pirate ship pulls up alongside our heroes' iceberg, several hideous, raggedy pirates of conventionally "ugly" races like sea lions and warthogs put their heads over the rails, followed by the well-groomed, feminine saber-tooth Shira, the only normal-looking animal in the crew. Guess who pulls a HighHeelFaceTurn? Sid even nudges Diego, pointing out the obvious {{Love Interest|s}}.

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* ''WesternAnimation/IceAge4ContinentalDrift'': When a pirate ship pulls up alongside our heroes' iceberg, several hideous, raggedy pirates of conventionally "ugly" races like sea lions and warthogs put their heads over the rails, followed by the well-groomed, feminine saber-tooth Shira, the only normal-looking animal in the crew. Guess who crew, and expectably, pulls a HighHeelFaceTurn? HighHeelFaceTurn at the middle. Sid even nudges Diego, pointing out the obvious {{Love Interest|s}}.


* Played with in ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}''. Metroman, the unambiguous hero [[spoiler: who fakes his death because he's tired of the life]] is all HeroicBuild and LanternJawOfJustice, but then you have Megamind [[spoiler: the villain who becomes good]] and Titan [[spoiler: who turns bad because he can't get the girl]]. Megamind is a skinny blue alien with a giant head, but has ''huge'', puppy-like, instantly endearing GreenEyes complete with eyelashes, while Titan is human but looks and acts like a thug.

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* Played with in ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}''. Metroman, the unambiguous hero [[spoiler: who fakes his death because he's tired of the life]] is all HeroicBuild and LanternJawOfJustice, but then you have Megamind [[spoiler: the villain who becomes good]] and Titan [[spoiler: who turns bad because he can't get the girl]]. Megamind is a skinny blue alien with a giant head, but has ''huge'', puppy-like, instantly endearing GreenEyes green eyes complete with eyelashes, while Titan is human but looks and acts like a thug.


* In ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', the Good Witches are pretty, and the Wicked Witches are ugly. Glinda says straight up that "Only bad witches are ugly".

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* In ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', the Good Witches are pretty, and the Wicked Witches are ugly. Glinda says straight up that "Only bad witches are ugly". (And yet, [[FridgeLogic she had to ask]] if Dorothy was a good or bad witch.)


* {{Fusion|Dance}}s in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' sometimes have extra features from being composed of two people, but how neatly they come together seems indicative of the health of the relationship. Stable, heroic fusions like Opal and [[spoiler:Garnet]] have relatively few extra features that mesh harmoniously with the rest of their appearance, while Sugilite, a destructive and potentially dangerous fusion, is more beastly in form, boasting five eyes, pronounced fangs, and two sets of arms that blend at the shoulder. [[AllYourPowersCombined Alexandrite]], while more 'balanced' than Sugilite, is still a bizarre-looking mess, which makes sense as she's all three Crystal Gems [[MindHive trying to act as one.]] All of the crystal gems together including Rose Quartz or Steven form into Obsidian, who manages to be beautiful and scary at the same time due to looking like an eight armed volcano goddess.
** The antagonistic fusion Malachite is barely even humanoid, with a second torso where her hips should be, two independently-operating sets of eyes, and four extra arms that serve as legs. Her components [[spoiler:are using each other for selfish gain- Jasper is just using Lapis for the power boost, and Lapis is using the fusion to take control of and imprison Jasper]]. On the other end of the scale, there's Flourite, who's even less humanoid than Malachite, but only for being made of six Gems; the relationship between the six is stable and healthy, and as a result, she's far more cuddly in appearance.

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* {{Fusion|Dance}}s in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' sometimes have extra features from being composed of two people, but how neatly they come together seems indicative of the health of the relationship. Stable, heroic fusions like Opal and [[spoiler:Garnet]] have relatively few extra features that mesh harmoniously with the rest of their appearance, while Sugilite, a destructive and potentially dangerous fusion, is more beastly in form, boasting five eyes, pronounced fangs, and two sets of arms that blend at the shoulder. [[AllYourPowersCombined Alexandrite]], while more 'balanced' than Sugilite, is still a bizarre-looking mess, which makes sense as she's all three Crystal Gems [[MindHive trying to act as one.]] All of the crystal gems together Crystal Gems together, including Rose Quartz or Steven Steven, form into Obsidian, who manages to be beautiful and scary at the same time due to looking like an eight armed eight-armed volcano goddess.
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goddess. The antagonistic fusion Malachite is barely even humanoid, with a second torso where her hips should be, two independently-operating sets of eyes, and four extra arms that serve as legs. Her components [[spoiler:are using each other for selfish gain- Jasper is just using Lapis for the power boost, and Lapis is using the fusion to take control of and imprison Jasper]]. On the other end of the scale, there's Flourite, who's even less humanoid than Malachite, but only for being made of six Gems; the relationship between the six is stable and healthy, and as a result, she's far more cuddly in appearance.

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* ''Fanfic/TheManyDatesOfDannyFenton'' (''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' WesternAnimation, [[{{Series}} TV Series]], and ComicBooks.): [[AvertedTrope Averted]] and [[ZigZaggingTrope Zigzagged]] since the girls Danny goes out with are considered attractive to some point, regardless of their moral alignment. One exception could be Vicky, since Danny, even before being exposed to her nasty nature, couldn't bring himself to call her pretty.


** It turns out Sabo himself is a noble and is the only child noble who looks attractive, especially when compared to the {{Gonk}} looking spoiled brats. He's also a TokenGoodTeammate. [[spoiler:It even seems to [[EvilMakesYouUggly affect reformed Nobles]]; Mjosgard's return came with both a revealed HeelFaceTurn as he renounced his aristocratically malevolent ways ''and'' a sizeable improvement to his looks.]]

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** It turns out Sabo himself is a noble and is the only child noble who looks attractive, especially when compared to the {{Gonk}} looking spoiled brats. He's also a TokenGoodTeammate. [[spoiler:It even seems to [[EvilMakesYouUggly [[EvilMakesYouUgly affect reformed Nobles]]; Mjosgard's return came with both a revealed HeelFaceTurn as he renounced his aristocratically malevolent ways ''and'' a sizeable improvement to his looks.]]]]
** Shanks is the nicest of the Four Emperors, and also the prettiest. Whitebeard is second-nicest, and while he's not handsome like Shanks is, he's at least human-looking. Big Mom is cruel and psychotically unstable, and she's ''hideous'' (Though [[IWasQuiteALooker she was a quite looker]] as a young adult), and the tyrannical Kaido looks monstrous.


* When the Rogue Titan makes its debut in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' the audience immediately knows it to be different from the other titans as it not only saved Mikasa from being eaten, but possesses a far more toned and better proportioned body than the average titan.

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* When the Rogue Titan makes its debut in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' the audience immediately knows it to be different from the other titans as it not only saved Mikasa from being eaten, but possesses a far more toned and better proportioned body than the average titan. [[spoiler: It's actually played with- humanlike proportions are common to most Titan Shifters, most of whom are morally ambiguous at best.]]



** It turns out Sabo himself is a noble and is the only child noble who looks attractive, especially when compared to the {{Gonk}} looking spoiled brats. He's also a TokenGoodTeammate. [[spoiler:It even seems to affect reformed Nobles; Mjosgard's return came with both a revealed HeelFaceTurn as he renounced his aristocratically malevolent ways ''and'' a sizeable improvement to his looks.]]

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** Most World Nobles are malformed and ugly, but St. Homing and his wife, rare examples of ''nice'' World Nobles, look fairly normal and even pretty. [[spoiler: He passed on his good looks, but not his good morals, to his child Doflamingo.]]
** It turns out Sabo himself is a noble and is the only child noble who looks attractive, especially when compared to the {{Gonk}} looking spoiled brats. He's also a TokenGoodTeammate. [[spoiler:It even seems to [[EvilMakesYouUggly affect reformed Nobles; Nobles]]; Mjosgard's return came with both a revealed HeelFaceTurn as he renounced his aristocratically malevolent ways ''and'' a sizeable improvement to his looks.]]

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* Nearly the first line in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97OJjlpbuBc Complete MCU Recap]]: Everything You Need to Know Before Avengers: Infinity War'': "Thousands of years ago, these ice aliens invaded Norway, but they were stopped by super-powerful ''handsome'' aliens from a realm called Asgard."


*The visual novel ''VisualNovel/SayaNoUta is about a medical student who was in a car accident that damages his brain and causes him to hallucinate that everything around him is literally made out of blood and gore and the people are all monsters. He falls deeply in love with a girl named Saya, who actually ''is'' an interdimensional mutant that he perceives as normal because of his distorted senses. He eventually alienates all of his original friends, goes insane, and kills them all while Saya follows him as faithfully as a puppy. He doesn't even care when he finds out that she's a mutant because she's literally the only person in the world that he can stand to be around. He even starts eating human flesh at one point because all five of his senses are distorted, including his sense of taste.

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*The visual novel ''VisualNovel/SayaNoUta ''VisualNovel/SayaNoUta'' is about a medical student who was in a car accident that damages his brain and causes him to hallucinate that everything around him is literally made out of blood and gore and the people are all monsters. He falls deeply in love with a girl named Saya, who actually ''is'' an interdimensional mutant that he perceives as normal because of his distorted senses. He eventually alienates all of his original friends, goes insane, and kills them all while Saya follows him as faithfully as a puppy. He doesn't even care when he finds out that she's a mutant because she's literally the only person in the world that he can stand to be around. He even starts eating human flesh at one point because all five of his senses are distorted, including his sense of taste.


** It turns out Sabo himself is a noble and is the only child noble who looks attractive, especially when compared to the {{Gonk}} looking spoiled brats. He's also a TokenGoodTeammate. [[spoiler:It even seems to affect reformed Nobles; Mjosgard's return came with both a revealed HeelFaceTurn as he renounced his aristocratically malevolent ways ''and'' a sizeable improvement to his looks]].

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** It turns out Sabo himself is a noble and is the only child noble who looks attractive, especially when compared to the {{Gonk}} looking spoiled brats. He's also a TokenGoodTeammate. [[spoiler:It even seems to affect reformed Nobles; Mjosgard's return came with both a revealed HeelFaceTurn as he renounced his aristocratically malevolent ways ''and'' a sizeable improvement to his looks]].looks.]]



--->''Der Bischof ließ sie laden''
--->''Vor geistliche Gewalt--''
--->''Und mußte sie begnaden,''
--->''So schön war ihr Gestalt.''

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--->''Der -->''Der Bischof ließ sie laden''
--->''Vor -->''Vor geistliche Gewalt--''
--->''Und -->''Und mußte sie begnaden,''
--->''So -->''So schön war ihr Gestalt.''



* ''WesternAnimation/IceAge: Continental Drift'': When a pirate ship pulls up alongside our heroes' iceberg, several hideous, raggedy pirates of conventionally "ugly" races like sea lions and warthogs put their heads over the rails, followed by the well-groomed, feminine saber-tooth Shira, the only normal-looking animal in the crew. Guess who pulls a HighHeelFaceTurn? Sid even nudges Diego, pointing out the obvious LoveInterest.

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* ''WesternAnimation/IceAge: Continental Drift'': ''WesternAnimation/IceAge4ContinentalDrift'': When a pirate ship pulls up alongside our heroes' iceberg, several hideous, raggedy pirates of conventionally "ugly" races like sea lions and warthogs put their heads over the rails, followed by the well-groomed, feminine saber-tooth Shira, the only normal-looking animal in the crew. Guess who pulls a HighHeelFaceTurn? Sid even nudges Diego, pointing out the obvious LoveInterest.{{Love Interest|s}}.



* On a whole, a lot of women can become faces purely because of their beauty. Wrestling/StacyKeibler and Wrestling/TorrieWilson debuted as heels, but proved to be very popular {{Ms Fanservice}}s - and spent far longer as babyfaces because of it.

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* On a whole, a lot of women can become faces purely because of their beauty. Wrestling/StacyKeibler and Wrestling/TorrieWilson debuted as heels, but proved to be very popular {{Ms Fanservice}}s [[MsFanservice Ms. Fanservices]] - and spent far longer as babyfaces because of it.


** Phryne, an Athenian [[HighClassCallGirl courtesan]] known for her beauty, was once accused of a form of blasphemy. At trial, her defense consisted, at least in part, of stripping off her clothes and saying to the (all-male) jury: "Would you dare destroy ''this''?" She was acquitted--which, to be fair, wasn't ''purely'' lust on the part of the jury; again, exceptional beauty was seen as a sign of divine favour, so at least some of the jurors may have feared that by executing the exceedingly beautiful Phryne, they would risk the wrath of the gods, or at least figured that one so favoured by the gods was incapable of committing blasphemy. The Athenians later [[ObviousRulePatch passed a law]] [[ItOnlyWorksOnce that from now on]], [[ObviousRulePatch judges are not to look at the defendants]].

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** Phryne, an Athenian [[HighClassCallGirl courtesan]] known for her beauty, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phryne was once accused of a form of blasphemy.blasphemy]]. At trial, her defense consisted, at least in part, of stripping off her clothes and saying to the (all-male) jury: "Would you dare destroy ''this''?" She was acquitted--which, to be fair, wasn't ''purely'' lust on the part of the jury; again, exceptional beauty was seen as a sign of divine favour, so at least some of the jurors may have feared that by executing the exceedingly beautiful Phryne, they would risk the wrath of the gods, or at least figured that one so favoured by the gods was incapable of committing blasphemy. The Athenians later [[ObviousRulePatch passed a law]] [[ItOnlyWorksOnce that from now on]], [[ObviousRulePatch judges are not to look at the defendants]].


* Some ''{{Series/Charmed}}'' demons played with this:

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* Some ''{{Series/Charmed}}'' ''{{Series/Charmed|1998}}'' demons played with this:


* In "[[http://www.gutenberg.org/files/27826/27826-h/27826-h.htm#Page_9 The Blue Parrot]]", this is tweaked but ultimately played straight. The daughter of the swan fairy is shocked that the handsome portrait she had fallen in love with belongs to such a rude man -- but they soon discover that he's an imposter. Rescuing the true king finds him both courteous and handsome.

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* In [[DoubleSubversion Double subverted]] in "[[http://www.gutenberg.org/files/27826/27826-h/27826-h.htm#Page_9 The Blue Parrot]]", this is tweaked but ultimately played straight. Parrot]]". The daughter of the swan fairy is shocked that the handsome portrait she had fallen in love with belongs to such a rude man -- but they soon discover that he's an imposter.impostor. Rescuing the true king finds him both courteous and handsome.



* Cinderella, Snow White, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty, pretty much every heroine in every fairy tale is always described as being beautiful.

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* Cinderella, Snow White, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty, Beauty... pretty much every heroine in every fairy tale is always described as being beautiful.beautiful.
* ''Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast'' has both [[MeaningfulName Beauty]] who's depicted as the epitome of outer and inner beauty and the Beast who starts out ugly but turns into a handsome prince when Beauty realizes she loves him.


** UsefulNotes/WarrenHarding, considered the most incompetent president in American history. It was his outward appearance rather than any outstanding internal qualities that contributed most strongly to his political success.

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** UsefulNotes/WarrenHarding, once considered the most incompetent president in American history. It was his outward appearance rather than any outstanding internal qualities that contributed most strongly to his political success.


** In''{{Disney/Frozen}}''', the greedy and prejudicial Duke of Weselton is one of the least physically attractive characters. [[spoiler: The duke turns out to be a RedHerring, and the true villain is actually Prince Hans, attractive and dashing.]]

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** In''{{Disney/Frozen}}''', In ''{{Disney/Frozen}}'', the greedy and prejudicial Duke of Weselton is one of the least physically attractive characters. [[spoiler: The duke turns out to be a RedHerring, and the true villain is actually Prince Hans, attractive and dashing.]]



** In ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'', the villainess Yzma is old and unattractive while protagonist Kuzco is fairly average looking. Throughout the movie, Kuzco gradually learns humility after being turned into a llama by the vengeful Ysma. Even she learns humility at the end by being turned into a cute little kitten and is grudgingly forced to join the cub-scout-like children's group headed by Krunk, the assistant she used to boss around.

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** In ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'', the villainess Yzma is old and unattractive while protagonist Kuzco is fairly average looking. Throughout the movie, Kuzco gradually learns humility after being turned into a llama by the vengeful Ysma.Yzma. Even she learns humility at the end by being turned into a cute little kitten and is grudgingly forced to join the cub-scout-like children's group headed by Krunk, the assistant she used to boss around.

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