Forgive if there is another thread the same as this one; as usual, I searched but nothing came up. Also is this post is unsuitable, forgive that too ^^ I had an idea about this when I posted a picture request thread (here it is) for dolls with acne, warts, etc. One poster replied to say that she couldn't see the point of a doll with a conventionally unattractive trait such as pimples. She said it made the doll sound less intriguing. I countered by saying that to me, it sounded MORE intriguing, because it's not every day that you hear of a doll with spots, acne, warts, etc. To me, it sounded like a really original and kind of playful thing to do with your doll. Another poster replied to say that she thought flaws with a doll's appearance made the doll easier to relate to. So that bought up the conundrum- as dolls are generally created to be beautiful- far more beautiful than most humans are- does that in a way distance them from us? And if one were to make a doll intentionally unattractive, would that change the way you felt about the doll and its character? Personally, I love it when dolls and characters have flaws. It makes them seem far richer and more interesting to me. Lets face it, we've all heard of the "This is Mary Sue Ember Raven Nightflower, she's the top in her class at everything, she's also a model living in New York and at night she turns into a cat and kills bad guys and everyone loves her". I personally think it would be much cooler to see a plain doll with spots and whatnot. More interesting, anyway, and easier to relate to, and probably more fun. What do you think?