KingZeal on Feb 23rd 2012 at 9:49:12 AM
Last Edited By:
InTheMirror on Mar 15th 2019 at 3:12:09 AM
Page Type: Trope
Usually, when The Hero or Knight in Shining Armor arrives on the scene, he's called to rescue some fair princess from some nefarious villain or beast. Then, due to the Standard Hero Reward, it's expected that he'd probably accept her hand in marriage as the two of them run off to live Happily Ever After.
Except for these damsels. They're so hideous, disfigured, or just plain nasty that most people wouldn't even want to save them. In fact, they might be happy to see them go!
Subtrope of Gonk. Frequently Played for Laughs. Sometimes, you can expect an Aesop about beauty being skin deep. Often, it will take a special type of Hero to perform a rescue (and possibly even marry her).
Male versions are rare, but do happen.
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