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** Then again, although she's a plain, conservatively-dressed homemaker, she's still not a bad-looking woman (well, as far as cartoon women drawn by Bill Watterson are concerned), is still slim with brown hair. She's may have lost the "glam" but she's still a cute young-ish woman.

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* In ''VideoGame/DiscoElysium'', your player character was known for being extremely handsome in his 20s and 30s, but a combination of [[AddledAddict severe alcohol abuse]], repulsive midlife-crisis-induced fashion choices and suicidal depression has mangled his looks along with most of his appeal to others. He deliberately uses a photo of himself from his youth on his police badge, as a way of denying the extent of the damage. He still retains traces of his good looks which a few characters remark on, with Lena noting his appealing cleft chin and Kim suggesting he'd look fine if he tidied himself up a little.

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* ''Literature/RuslanAndLudmila'': Naina, an ugly old woman, used to be famous for her beauty. However, she doesn't seem to regret its loss too much, as she now has her magic powers instead.


* ''Manga/FairyTail''

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* ''[[Anime/CastleintheSky Castle in the Sky]]'''s SkyPirate Dola is old, fat, and wrinkled, but she claims that she looked just like the young female protagonist Sheeta when she was young. In fact, there's a painting of her in her cabin that shows her younger self essentially looking like [[Creator/HayaoMiyazaki Miyazaki]]'s beautiful earlier protagonist, ''[[Anime/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind Nausicaä]]''.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''

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* ''[[Anime/CastleintheSky Castle in the Sky]]'''s ''Anime/CastleInTheSky'''s SkyPirate Dola is old, fat, and wrinkled, but she claims that she looked just like the young female protagonist Sheeta when she was young. In fact, there's a painting of her in her cabin that shows her younger self essentially looking like [[Creator/HayaoMiyazaki Miyazaki]]'s beautiful earlier protagonist, ''[[Anime/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind Nausicaä]]''.
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* Miss Maria Graceburt from ''Anime/MaiOtome''. And she reverts to that youthful look of hers whenever she activates her Otome powers, much to everyone's shock and Maria's annoyance.

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* Miss Maria Graceburt from ''Anime/MaiOtome''.''Anime/MyOtome''. And she reverts to that youthful look of hers whenever she activates her Otome powers, much to everyone's shock and Maria's annoyance.



* Sally Jupiter/Silk Spectre 1 from ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}''.

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* Sally Jupiter/Silk Spectre 1 from ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}''.''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''.



* In ''FanFic/FieldOfInnocence'', Iroh claims that this is the reason his late wife agreed to let him court her, naming the trope word for word. It makes Zuko and Azula laugh, but it's just {{Squick}} to Lu Ten thanks to Parental Sexuality Squick.

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* In ''FanFic/FieldOfInnocence'', ''Fanfic/FieldOfInnocence'', Iroh claims that this is the reason his late wife agreed to let him court her, naming the trope word for word. It makes Zuko and Azula laugh, but it's just {{Squick}} to Lu Ten thanks to Parental Sexuality Squick.



* ''VideoGame/MetalGear:''

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* According to [[spoiler:The Outsider]], Granny Rags of ''Videogame/{{Dishonored}}'' was quite the beauty and had many men of power and status wrapped around her fingers. You can find a young photo of her in the game.

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* According to [[spoiler:The Outsider]], Granny Rags of ''Videogame/{{Dishonored}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Dishonored}}'' was quite the beauty and had many men of power and status wrapped around her fingers. You can find a young photo of her in the game.



** In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade]]'', Roy's father Lord Eliwood is only in his late 30's, but the stress of being a ReasonableAuthorityFigure ''and'' [[IllBoy his bad health in recent years]] has certainly robbed him of his youthful appearance, causing him to look much more weathered and aged than anyone would expect. [[http://images.wikia.com/fireemblem/images/5/50/Fe6Eliwood.jpg Here's how he appears in Sword Of Seals]] and to compare [[http://images.wikia.com/fireemblem/images/2/25/Eliwood.jpg how he looked in its prequel Blazing Sword set 20 years earlier.]]

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** In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade]]'', ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBindingBlade'', Roy's father Lord Eliwood is only in his late 30's, but the stress of being a ReasonableAuthorityFigure ''and'' [[IllBoy his bad health in recent years]] has certainly robbed him of his youthful appearance, causing him to look much more weathered and aged than anyone would expect. [[http://images.wikia.com/fireemblem/images/5/50/Fe6Eliwood.jpg Here's how he appears in Sword Of Seals]] and to compare [[http://images.wikia.com/fireemblem/images/2/25/Eliwood.jpg how he looked in its prequel Blazing Sword set 20 years earlier.]]



* In ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta 2}}'', [[spoiler:the Masked Lumen]] whom Bayonetta encounters several times throughout the game turns out to be the younger version of [[spoiler:Father Balder, BigBad of the first game.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta 2}}'', ''VideoGame/Bayonetta2'', [[spoiler:the Masked Lumen]] whom Bayonetta encounters several times throughout the game turns out to be the younger version of [[spoiler:Father Balder, BigBad of the first game.]]



* ''{{VideoGame/Yakuza 4}}'': Downplayed example, since Shun Akiyama is still fairly young (32) and reasonably handsome. However, in flashbacks to his 20s he is a full-blown PrettyBoy, and it is very clear that age and a few years of homelessness and sleeping rough on the streets of Kamurocho have done a number on his appearance.

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* ''{{VideoGame/Yakuza 4}}'': ''VideoGame/Yakuza4'': Downplayed example, since Shun Akiyama is still fairly young (32) and reasonably handsome. However, in flashbacks to his 20s he is a full-blown PrettyBoy, and it is very clear that age and a few years of homelessness and sleeping rough on the streets of Kamurocho have done a number on his appearance.



* ''VisualNovel/MajiDeWatashiNiKoiShinasai'' has Reiko, the dorm manager and Gakuto's mom, in a flashback.
* [[AllThereInTheManual Background information]] (as well as ''Videogame/FateGrandOrder'') for the [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Fate]] [[LightNovel/FateZero series]] shows that [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/fateuniverse/images/6/6a/Zoken.png/revision/latest?cb=20141106104833 Zouken Matou]] didn't always resemble a festering pile of wrinkles and evil. In fact, he [[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110226193122/typemoon/images/2/26/Youngzouken.jpg used to look]] more than a little like Zero!Lancer (read: Diarmuid Ua Duibhne of the Radiant Face).

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* ''VisualNovel/MajiDeWatashiNiKoiShinasai'' ''VisualNovel/MajikoiLoveMeSeriously'' has Reiko, the dorm manager and Gakuto's mom, in a flashback.
* [[AllThereInTheManual Background information]] (as well as ''Videogame/FateGrandOrder'') ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'') for the [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Fate]] [[LightNovel/FateZero series]] shows that [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/fateuniverse/images/6/6a/Zoken.png/revision/latest?cb=20141106104833 Zouken Matou]] didn't always resemble a festering pile of wrinkles and evil. In fact, he [[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110226193122/typemoon/images/2/26/Youngzouken.jpg used to look]] more than a little like Zero!Lancer (read: Diarmuid Ua Duibhne of the Radiant Face).



* In an (adult) visual novel game ''Large Pon Pon'' made by Overflow(the same maker of VisualNovel/SchoolDays), you're introduced to [[ObnoxiousInLaws Tomoe Sawagoe]], one of the heroine's mother-in-law, and [[{{Gonk}} Arisu Takatsukasa]], the head nurse [[spoiler:who may become one of your "love interest".]] Fans who have played ''Snow Radish Vacation'' will know that [[http://vndb.org/c15941 both]] [[http://vndb.org/c15940 characters]] were once very attractive and Tomoe was once a kind heiress. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], as year after year of stresses [[spoiler:of Tomaru's adultery]] turns them into this.

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* In an (adult) visual novel game ''Large Pon Pon'' made by Overflow(the same maker of VisualNovel/SchoolDays), ''VisualNovel/SchoolDays''), you're introduced to [[ObnoxiousInLaws Tomoe Sawagoe]], one of the heroine's mother-in-law, and [[{{Gonk}} Arisu Takatsukasa]], the head nurse [[spoiler:who may become one of your "love interest".]] Fans who have played ''Snow Radish Vacation'' will know that [[http://vndb.org/c15941 both]] [[http://vndb.org/c15940 characters]] were once very attractive and Tomoe was once a kind heiress. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], as year after year of stresses [[spoiler:of Tomaru's adultery]] turns them into this.


* ''{{VideoGame/Yakuza 4}}'': Downplayed example, since Shun Akiyama is still fairly young (32) and reasonably handsome. However, in flashbacks to his 20s he is a full-blown PrettyBoy, and it is very clear that age and a few years of living rough on the streets of Kamurocho have done a number on his appearance.

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* ''{{VideoGame/Yakuza 4}}'': Downplayed example, since Shun Akiyama is still fairly young (32) and reasonably handsome. However, in flashbacks to his 20s he is a full-blown PrettyBoy, and it is very clear that age and a few years of living homelessness and sleeping rough on the streets of Kamurocho have done a number on his appearance.


* ''{{VideoGame/Yakuza 4}}'': Downplayed example, since Shun Akiyama is still fairly young (32) and reasonably handsome. However, in flashbacks to his 20s he is a full-blown PrettyBoy, and it is very clear that age and a few years of living rough on the streets of Kamurocho have done a number on his appearance.



* ''{{VideoGame/Yakuza 4}}'': Downplayed example, since Shun Akiyama is still fairly young (32) and reasonably handsome. However, in flashbacks to his 20s he is a full-blown PrettyBoy, and it is very clear that age and a few years of living on the streets have done a number on his appearance.

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* ''{{VideoGame/Yakuza 4}}'': Downplayed example, since Shun Akiyama is still fairly young (32) and reasonably handsome. However, in flashbacks to his 20s he is a full-blown PrettyBoy, and it is very clear that age and a few years of living on the streets have done a number on his appearance.


* So is Michiko Menezes from ''Anime/MichikoToHatchin''. Unfortunately not only her looks changed for the worse.

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* So is Michiko Menezes from ''Anime/MichikoToHatchin''.''Anime/MichikoAndHatchin''. Unfortunately not only her looks changed for the worse.


* In Manga/MutekiKanbanMusume, Makiko Onimaru was a charming woman in her younger days. Everyone agrees she becomes she is now thanks to stress from raising her so wayward daughter, Miki.

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* In Manga/MutekiKanbanMusume, Manga/RamenFighterMiki, Makiko Onimaru was a charming woman in her younger days. Everyone agrees she becomes she is now thanks to stress from raising her so wayward daughter, Miki.


** [=BoJack's=] mother Beatrice was beautiful in her youth as a debutante, and she’s bitter about how she looks now, which which she uses to guilt her son due to believing having him "ruined her". "You know, I was ''beautiful'' before I got pregnant".

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** [=BoJack's=] mother Beatrice was beautiful in her youth as a debutante, and she’s bitter about how she looks now, which which she uses to guilt her son due to believing having him "ruined her". "You know, I was ''beautiful'' before I got pregnant".


** BoJack's mother Beatrice was beautiful in her youth as a debutante, and she’s bitter about how she looks now, which which she uses to guilt her son due to believing having him "ruined her". "You know, I was ''beautiful'' before I got pregnant".

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** BoJack's [=BoJack's=] mother Beatrice was beautiful in her youth as a debutante, and she’s bitter about how she looks now, which which she uses to guilt her son due to believing having him "ruined her". "You know, I was ''beautiful'' before I got pregnant".



** BoJack himself was pretty good looking in his Horsin' Around days, but in the years after the show’s cancellation he's developed wrinkles and a pot belly.

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** BoJack [=BoJack=] himself was pretty good looking in his Horsin' Around days, but in the years after the show’s cancellation he's developed wrinkles and a pot belly.

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*''WesternAnimation/BoJackHorseman'':
**BoJack's mother Beatrice was beautiful in her youth as a debutante, and she’s bitter about how she looks now, which which she uses to guilt her son due to believing having him "ruined her". "You know, I was ''beautiful'' before I got pregnant".
**His father Butterscotch was also pretty rugged when he first met Beatrice, but by middle age he’s balding with wrinkles and a gut.
**BoJack himself was pretty good looking in his Horsin' Around days, but in the years after the show’s cancellation he's developed wrinkles and a pot belly.


* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', Hojo lacks his crooked back, unhealthy pallor, and sunken brow in the flashback where he betrays Prof Gast. Though for some reason young Hojo looks exactly the same as old Hojo in ''VideoGame/DirgeOfCerberus''.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIIRemake'' shows us that back when President Shinra was a young upstar he was the spitting image of his son Rufus, via an old photo
* Verstael from ''Videogame/FinalFantasyXV'', while there aren't any pictures of him in his younger years, [[spoiler:his biological son, [[{{Bishounen}} Prompto]], was created via cloning, so it's safe to assume that he used to be quite good looking.]]

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In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', Hojo lacks his crooked back, unhealthy pallor, and sunken brow in the flashback where he betrays Prof Gast. Though for some reason young Hojo looks exactly the same as old Hojo in ''VideoGame/DirgeOfCerberus''.
** *** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIIRemake'' shows us that back when President Shinra was a young upstar he was the spitting image of his son Rufus, via an old photo
* ** Verstael from ''Videogame/FinalFantasyXV'', while there aren't any pictures of him in his younger years, [[spoiler:his biological son, [[{{Bishounen}} Prompto]], was created via cloning, so it's safe to assume that he used to be quite good looking.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/HarvestTown'', it is said that David Hanks used to be handsome when he was young. But he is now bald and out of shape.


* In Tolkien's ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'': In the Song of the Ainur, Melkor and Sauron were both spirits of "might and beauty". BEFORE they became ugly, all-powerful Physical Gods of Evil.

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* In Tolkien's ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'': In Creator/JRRTolkien uses this in regards to his main villains:
** Melkor, [[CelestialParagonsAndArchangels greatest of]] [[OurAngelsAreDifferent
the Song Ainur]] in ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'', is at first capable of assuming any physical form he likes and often appears beautiful, especially when he wants to deceive people. He gradually exhausts his spiritual power and is left [[ShapeShifterModeLock stuck]] in his "terrible" dark lord form.
** Sauron, BigBad of ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', is a lesser Ainu who had
the Ainur, Melkor same abilities until he poured most of his power into the One Ring and Sauron were both spirits then lost his body in the downfall of "might Númenor. His next body was "black and beauty". BEFORE they became ugly, all-powerful Physical Gods of Evil.hideous, and his power thereafter was through terror alone."

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