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** The same designer (Creator/JimHenson) also created the "Land of Gorch" for ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''. One of the characters (Fazh) was at best UglyCute and it went downhill from there.


* Lena Hyena in ''ComicStrip/LilAbner'', whose face is so ugly that it drives people mad.

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* Lena Hyena in ''ComicStrip/LilAbner'', whose face is so ugly that it drives people mad. Al Capp avoided actually depicting Lena in the strip because it was funnier to leave her features to the imagination. He eventually held a contest to see if anyone could draw someone as ugly as he'd described Lena as being. Basil Wolverton (mentioned below) [[http://www.toonopedia.com/lena.htm won it]].

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* Creator/JackKirby used a fairly standard face for a lot of characters, but those characters where he departed from it could be pretty ugly. Darkseid is actually relatively handsome compared to Desaad or Dan Turpin, both of whom fell into the "kill it, kill it with fire" category.


* [[Creator/Rankin/Bass Productions Rankin-Bass']] animated version of ''WesternAnimation/TheHobbit'' is a notorious case of going for characters that are so ugly they're cute and... [[UncannyValley failing. Badly]].

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* [[Creator/Rankin/Bass Productions Rankin-Bass']] Rankin-Bass' animated version of ''WesternAnimation/TheHobbit'' is a notorious case of going for characters that are so ugly they're cute and... [[UncannyValley failing. Badly]].


* {{Creator/Rankin-Bass}}' animated version of ''WesternAnimation/TheHobbit'' is a notorious case of going for characters that are so ugly they're cute and... [[UncannyValley failing. Badly]].

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* {{Creator/Rankin-Bass}}' [[Creator/Rankin/Bass Productions Rankin-Bass']] animated version of ''WesternAnimation/TheHobbit'' is a notorious case of going for characters that are so ugly they're cute and... [[UncannyValley failing. Badly]].


* {{Creator/Rankin/Bass}}' animated version of ''WesternAnimation/TheHobbit'' is a notorious case of going for characters that are so ugly they're cute and... [[UncannyValley failing. Badly]].

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* {{Creator/Rankin/Bass}}' {{Creator/Rankin-Bass}}' animated version of ''WesternAnimation/TheHobbit'' is a notorious case of going for characters that are so ugly they're cute and... [[UncannyValley failing. Badly]].


* Rankin and Bass' animated version of ''WesternAnimation/TheHobbit'' is a notorious case of going for characters that are so ugly they're cute and... [[UncannyValley failing. Badly]].

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* Rankin and Bass' {{Creator/Rankin/Bass}}' animated version of ''WesternAnimation/TheHobbit'' is a notorious case of going for characters that are so ugly they're cute and... [[UncannyValley failing. Badly]].


UglyCute characters, and those trying to design them, walk a thin line. If they run too close to the "Ugly" side of the scale, you can wind up with something that warrants an
NightmareFuel warning, due to how messed-up it looks.

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UglyCute characters, and those trying to design them, walk a thin line. If they run too close to the "Ugly" side of the scale, you can wind up with something that warrants an
a NightmareFuel warning, due to how messed-up it looks.


UglyCute characters, and those trying to design them, walk a thin line. If they run too close to the "Ugly" side of the scale, you can wind up with something that warrants an NightmareFuel warning, due to how messed-up it looks.

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UglyCute characters, and those trying to design them, walk a thin line. If they run too close to the "Ugly" side of the scale, you can wind up with something that warrants an an
NightmareFuel warning, due to how messed-up it looks.


* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Some citizens, like Homer Simpson, Barney Gumble, Moe, Mr. Burns, Patty and Selma, Lunchlady Doris and Krusty the Clown fit this trope exactly.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Some citizens, like Homer Simpson, Barney Gumble, Moe, Mr. Burns, Patty and Selma, Lunchlady Doris Doris, and Krusty the Clown fit this trope exactly.


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* This Kinder Surprise ad from the 1980s. Horrified an entire generation of ovoid-shaped-chocolate-product-eating kids in Western Europe. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4kHmbZTvyI]].
* British ad from 1986 for Mr Soft mints. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaTRCHbG_IA]]. Now we know where Liam Gallagher from Oasis got his distinctive walk from.

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* This Kinder Surprise ad from the 1980s. Horrified an entire generation of ovoid-shaped-chocolate-product-eating kids in Western Europe. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4kHmbZTvyI]].
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com/watch?v=w4kHmbZTvyI This Kinder Surprise ad from 1986 for Mr Soft mints. the 1980s.]] Horrified an entire generation of ovoid-shaped-chocolate-product-eating kids in Western Europe.
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[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaTRCHbG_IA]].com/watch?v=WaTRCHbG_IA British ad from 1986 for Mr Soft mints]]. Now we know where Liam Gallagher from Oasis got his distinctive walk from.


** As such, a lot of the [[PodPeople imitators]] that [[FollowTheLeader Followed the Leader]] make ''their'' aliens even uglier, like in ''Mac and Me'' or the Turkish ones "Badi" and "Homodi", which throw convincing special effects out for sheer horror.

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** As such, a lot of the [[PodPeople imitators]] imitators (like ''Film/PodPeople'') that [[FollowTheLeader Followed the Leader]] make ''their'' aliens even uglier, like in ''Mac and Me'' or the Turkish ones "Badi" and "Homodi", which throw convincing special effects out for sheer horror.


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* The Anthrosauri in ''Webcomic/{{Poharex}}''.

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* The Anthrosauri in ''Webcomic/{{Poharex}}''.
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* The Anthrosauri in ''Webcomic/{{Poharex}}''.
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* Literature/CandleCove. Good heavens, Literature/CandleCove.



* DarthWiki/CandleCove. Good heavens, DarthWiki/CandleCove.

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