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Sandbox to organize problem tropes and work projects for the Grand Unified Appearance Tropes Clean Up thread. Tropes that were handled by the Trope Repair Shop instead of the Appearance clean up thread can also be listed for reference.

See also Tropes Needing TRS, Badass Clean-Up, and TLP Crash Rescue Tallies.

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  • Einstein Hair: Intended for characters with a certain hair style in the science field, but it had plenty of ZCE's commented out on the page.
  • Peek A Bangs: Despite the page listing several personality traits associated with this trope, the example list is still ridden with ZCE examples.

Body Parts/Physical traits

  • Amazonian Beauty: Attracts a lot of half-context examples that only talk about how muscular the female character but does not explain how the work portrays the character as attractive.
  • Beautiful All Along: Is supposed to be a Stock Plot, but is often used for characters who tropers find attractive after changing clothes.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: Not much more than characters having thick eyebrows.
  • Cephalothorax and Waddling Head: Mostly just a list of characters with this body plan.
  • Four-Fingered Hands: Has many ZCEs and straight, non-lampshaded examples have been deemed by several as not notable.
  • Gag Nose: Has a major ZCE issue.
  • Hartman Hips: Intended for female characters with cartoonishly exaggerated pear-shaped figures but is often used for characters with wide hips and collects a lot of ZCEs.
  • Hunk: Has lot of issues with ZCEs and tropers shoehorning any guy they find attractive even when they don't match the aesthetic.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: The "innocence" part of the trope is often poorly explained or simply stated without explanation.
  • Jagged Mouth: Lists many ways the trope comes into effect, but most examples are to the tune "is this" or "has this" with no explanation.
  • Noodle People: Nearly all ZCE. Also described as an art style.
  • Prophet Eyes: Covers all possible narrative uses for a character having cataracts, including characters who just happen to have them with no elaboration.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: Has many ZCEs.
  • Technicolor Eyes: This seems to be covered by multiple eye color tropes.
  • TV Head Robot: Has many ZCEs, and is essentially just "Robot with a TV/Computer for a head", which may not be notable.
  • Unnecessary Makeover: Appears to be a mixture of a YMMV and an In-Universe trope. The former is sometimes used for complaining and for troping Real Life people on YMMV pages.


  • Barefoot Cartoon Animal: Was brought to the ZCE cleanup thread, where it's stated to attract examples that are simply "animal character is clothed save for footwear" with no narrative relevance.
  • Casual Sports Jersey: Questionable tropeworthiness. Brought to TLP Crash Rescue with no resolution.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Often used in ZCE fashion to indicate that a character doesn't wear shoes.
  • French Maid Outfit: Massive overlap with French Maid.
  • Giant Poofy Sleeves: There's not much of a trope relating to big princess-style sleeves.
  • Navel Window: Not much more than an outfit with a navel window.
  • Sarashi: Is plagued with ZCEs but the unifying factor seems to be brawler type characters being associated with the trope.

Profession + Attractiveness

A lot of the tropes in this category have had issues raised about their tropability beyond "X works in Y position and is hot". Since all but one of them aren't restricted to in-universe examples, there might also be issues with tropers adding anyone they find attractive.


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Rename/redefine and clean