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22nd Oct '17 5:30:02 AM HeyFella
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** SelfDemonstrating/{{Bowser}} dips in and out of this trope, depending on the game. Bowser is typically the MightyGlacier, living up to the "slow but powerful" character type, but in some games, Bowser can run and jump as well as Mario can. Even when he's portrayed as slow and a bad jumper, Bowser's still usually shown as quite agile, pulling off the flips and spins Mario is so known for with just as much ease. If ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolutionMarioMix'' is anything to go by, Bowser is also an incredible dancer and can pull off breakdancing with ease, despite his bulk.

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** SelfDemonstrating/{{Bowser}} [[Characters/SuperMarioBrosBowser Bowser]] dips in and out of this trope, depending on the game. Bowser is typically the MightyGlacier, living up to the "slow but powerful" character type, but in some games, Bowser can run and jump as well as Mario can. Even when he's portrayed as slow and a bad jumper, Bowser's still usually shown as quite agile, pulling off the flips and spins Mario is so known for with just as much ease. If ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolutionMarioMix'' is anything to go by, Bowser is also an incredible dancer and can pull off breakdancing with ease, despite his bulk.
20th Oct '17 4:45:12 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* Another fat cat is Rhett Butler[=/=]Hercules from ''Anime/SailorMoon'', who saves Luna twice from a large gang of stray cats in one episode. The 3rd time was when [[spoiler:Zoisite turns him into the monster-cat Youma called Bakene, and, despite destructive intention like the other Youma, saves Luna from falling.]]

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* Another fat cat is Rhett Butler[=/=]Hercules from ''Anime/SailorMoon'', ''Manga/SailorMoon'', who saves Luna twice from a large gang of stray cats in one episode. The 3rd time was when [[spoiler:Zoisite turns him into the monster-cat Youma called Bakene, and, despite destructive intention like the other Youma, saves Luna from falling.]]
18th Oct '17 2:28:17 PM Concrete4
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*** In ''Videogame/PokemonSunAndMoon'', Snorlax gains the [[LimitBreak Z-Move]] "Pulverizing Pancake", where it wake up, does a flip to it's feet and proceeds to run at it's enemy in top speed before jumping up into the air and sitting on them.

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*** In ''Videogame/PokemonSunAndMoon'', Snorlax gains the [[LimitBreak Z-Move]] "Pulverizing Pancake", where it wake wakes up, does a flip to it's its feet and proceeds to run at it's its enemy in top speed before jumping up into the air and sitting on them.
2nd Oct '17 2:03:14 PM Excelsior123
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* Sean from ''WesternAnimation/ReadyJetGo'' is a bit overweight, but in the show's BigDamnMovie "Back to Bortron 7", he was able to do a ''perfect'' somersault over Jet's aunt, Eggplant.
22nd Sep '17 3:45:50 AM jormis29
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* Karnov, especially from the fighting game series, ''VideoGame/FightersHistory''. He plays the final boss for both games released. Even though he's fat, he's is a powerful martial artist and magician. He has the ability to turn his fat into muscle at will. Karnov also had an adventure game named after him for both the arcade and consoles back in the 8-bit days.

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* Karnov, especially from the fighting game series, ''VideoGame/FightersHistory''. He plays the final boss for both games released. Even though he's fat, he's is a powerful martial artist and magician. He has the ability to turn his fat into muscle at will. Karnov also had [[VideoGame/{{Karnov}} an adventure game named after him him]] for both the arcade and consoles back in the 8-bit days.
17th Sep '17 7:56:02 AM jormis29
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* The late Creator/JohnCandy proved to be agile in some of his movies, including pulling off some martial arts moves in ''Delirious'' as well as being able to ride a horse. He does a somersault in ''Who's Harry Crumb'' and can toss his shoes with deadly precision.

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* The late Creator/JohnCandy proved to be agile in some of his movies, including pulling off some martial arts moves in ''Delirious'' ''Film/{{Delirious}}'' as well as being able to ride a horse. He does a somersault in ''Who's Harry Crumb'' ''Film/WhosHarryCrumb'' and can toss his shoes with deadly precision.
13th Sep '17 7:20:29 PM nombretomado
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*** This is shown beautifully in the fourth iteration SuperSmashBros, which invoked an AnthropomorphicShift on Bowser to make him align more with his official depiction. This resulted in a fighter who was once [[MightyGlacier a lumbering kaiju-esq beast]] to suddenly become [[LightningBruiser a deceptively agile and acrobatic brawler]], doing cartwheels in the air and finishing off his opponents [[WrestlerInAllOfUs with flying dropkicks and high flying triple-flip moonsaults]]

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*** This is shown beautifully in the fourth iteration SuperSmashBros, ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'', which invoked an AnthropomorphicShift on Bowser to make him align more with his official depiction. This resulted in a fighter who was once [[MightyGlacier a lumbering kaiju-esq beast]] to suddenly become [[LightningBruiser a deceptively agile and acrobatic brawler]], doing cartwheels in the air and finishing off his opponents [[WrestlerInAllOfUs with flying dropkicks and high flying triple-flip moonsaults]]
25th Aug '17 3:36:41 AM ClintEastwood
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* John Belushi as Jake Blues in ''Film/TheBluesBrothers''. A singing, dancing, ''backflipping'' genius.

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* John Belushi Creator/JohnBelushi as Jake Blues in ''Film/TheBluesBrothers''. A singing, dancing, ''backflipping'' genius.



* Jim Belushi on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''. One of the main differences between him and other hefty comics on the show (such as Chris Farley) was his ability to move.

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* Jim Belushi JamesBelushi on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''. One of the main differences between him and other hefty comics on the show (such as Chris Farley) was his ability to move.



* John Belushi; just watch ''TheBluesBrothers'' and see the acrobatics a small fat man can perform while dancing on stage. He was a starting linebacker on his high school's football team. His nickname then was "Killer".

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* John Belushi; Creator/JohnBelushi; just watch ''TheBluesBrothers'' ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'' and see the acrobatics a small fat man can perform while dancing on stage. He was a starting linebacker on his high school's football team. His nickname then was "Killer".



** BillSimmons stands out as [[http://m.espn.go.com/nba/story?storyId=4283136&wjb=&pg=3 "the five fattest NBA players of my lifetime"]] John "Hot Plate" Williams (the nickname is a deliberate takeoff on [[NamesTheSame John "Hot Rod" Williams]]), Thomas Hamilton, Robert Traylor and Oliver Miller, most of whom fit the trope despite weight issues.

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** BillSimmons UsefulNotes/BillSimmons stands out as [[http://m.espn.go.com/nba/story?storyId=4283136&wjb=&pg=3 "the five fattest NBA players of my lifetime"]] John "Hot Plate" Williams (the nickname is a deliberate takeoff on [[NamesTheSame John "Hot Rod" Williams]]), Thomas Hamilton, Robert Traylor and Oliver Miller, most of whom fit the trope despite weight issues.



* BobHoskins was a former circus acrobat who did many of his own stunts on the set of ''Film/SuperMarioBros''.

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* BobHoskins Creator/BobHoskins was a former circus acrobat who did many of his own stunts on the set of ''Film/SuperMarioBros''.
22nd Jul '17 3:04:37 PM bt8257
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* D. Boon of Music/TheMinutemen was constantly jumping around and energetically dancing onstage despite his weight.

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* D. Boon of Music/TheMinutemen the Music/Minutemen was constantly jumping around and energetically dancing onstage despite his weight.
21st Jul '17 8:56:38 AM Ninetails2000
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*** This is shown beautifully in the fourth iteration SuperSmashBros, which invoked an AnthropomorphicShift on Bowser to make him align more with his official depiction. This resulted in a fighter who was once [[MightyGlacier a lumbering kaiju-esq beast]] to suddenly become [[LightningBruiser a deceptively agile and acrobatic brawler]], doing cartwheels in the air and finishing off his opponents [[WrestlerInAllOfUs with flying dropkicks and high flying triple-flip moonsaults]]
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