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Basic Trope: A plain character is made attractive in the adaptation.

  • Straight: Alice is The Nondescript in the book but played by Ms. Fanservice in the movie.
  • Exaggerated: Eldritch Abomination Alice from the book is World's Most Beautiful Woman in the movie.
  • Downplayed: Alice is an Unkempt Beauty in the book, while in the movie, she’s clearly beautiful.
  • Inverted: Alice was beautiful in the book but is made ugly in the film.
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  • Subverted: It turns out that Alice was made a Decomposite Character, and the beautiful woman is an entirely new heroine who fulfills Alice’s role in one of the scenes.
  • Double Subverted: But really she’s Alice; and the "plain Alice" was a clever disguise of hers.
  • Averted: Everyone looks the same in the original and the adaptation.
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  • Conversed:
    • "Really, the witch was a hunchbacked crone in the book, and look at the beauty they’ve picked for the part. I kept hoping it would turn out to be a mask."

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