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22nd Apr '17 10:21:32 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* Which isn't to say that Creator/ChrisFarley wasn't light on his feet as well. Two examples was him ice-skating and the Chippendale dancer skit.



* Creator/ChrisFarley ice-skating on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''
9th Apr '17 12:47:33 PM fearlessnikki
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* TheBigShow used to use moonsaults as part of his move-set when he was known as The Giant in WCW. Unsurprisingly, nobody wanted to take one from him. Not even the 6'11'' '''Kevin Nash'''.

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* TheBigShow used to use moonsaults as part of his move-set when he was known as The Giant in WCW. Unsurprisingly, nobody wanted to take one from him. Not even the 6'11'' '''Kevin Nash'''. He even speaks about this on an episode of ''Tough Enough'' - saying that even a big guy like him needs to be athletic.


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* Marion Armstrong of Wrestling/CelticChampionshipWrestling is big and beefy, and yet fully able to do cannonballs and moonsaults.
* Downplayed by Wrestling/MickieJames who isn't necessarily fat - but she's visibly bigger in size than [[HollywoodPudgy the usual WWE Diva]]. However she does fast-paced moves like hurricanranas, diving Thesz Presses and flying forearms.
* Snooki of the ''Series/JerseyShore'' shocked everyone when she stepped into the ring - and busted out a handspring elbow and cartwheel splash on Wrestling/MichelleMcCool. She's a former cheerleader.
9th Apr '17 10:51:35 AM nombretomado
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* Jack Patillo from RoosterTeeth is not exactly the thinnest guy around (admittedly not the fattest either, but still), yet he can move with surprising speed when he needs to. Case in point is his tennis match against the lighter and faster Gavin Free, [[spoiler:where he utterly curbstomps him, mostly owing to his better grasp of the game but also with surprising bursts of speed to make shots count.]]

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* Jack Patillo from RoosterTeeth Creator/RoosterTeeth is not exactly the thinnest guy around (admittedly not the fattest either, but still), yet he can move with surprising speed when he needs to. Case in point is his tennis match against the lighter and faster Gavin Free, [[spoiler:where he utterly curbstomps him, mostly owing to his better grasp of the game but also with surprising bursts of speed to make shots count.]]
26th Mar '17 5:03:19 PM ginsengaddict
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Compare {{Kevlard}}, which often goes hand-in-hand with this trope, and StoutStrength, where the fat guy is strong rather than agile. When both Kevlard and StoutStrength are in play, an acrofatic character is a LightningBruiser. GlacierWaif is the [[InvertedTrope inverse]]. A very good way to establish a character as BigFun.

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Compare {{Kevlard}}, which often goes hand-in-hand with this trope, and StoutStrength, where the fat guy is strong rather than agile. When both Kevlard and StoutStrength are in play, an acrofatic character is a LightningBruiser. GlacierWaif is the [[InvertedTrope inverse]]. A very good way to establish a character as BigFun.
BigFun. Characters like this rarely have their weight [[YouAreFat commented on]].
26th Mar '17 5:01:29 PM ginsengaddict
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vUo6mmYbAA&feature=youtu.be Sebastien Charron]] is one heck of a [[LeParkour freerunner.]]

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vUo6mmYbAA&feature=youtu.be Sebastien Charron]] is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMfbZh51AaE one heck of of]] a [[LeParkour freerunner.]]
27th Feb '17 2:52:36 AM RandomnessUnlimited
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* Eugly from ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' is extremely obese (she is stated in one episode to weigh about 230 kilograms), yet she is a very good athlete.
22nd Feb '17 7:00:11 AM rafi
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* Sort of with Kurita in ''Manga/Eyeshield21''. Kurita was very fat and athletic (being a lineman and all), but he's ''slow as hell''. He surprised people by being able to jump as high as Sakuraba.
22nd Feb '17 6:58:20 AM rafi
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* Andre in ''Manga/PrisonSchool''. After losing some of his marbles, he engages into some very impressive acrobatics. Examples include flips on a tree branch, horizontal spins and even front-flips [[ItMakesSenseInContext while serving as a horse for Risa]].
* Subverted in the ''Franchise/DragonBall'' franchise, because every notable fighter in the series in that show is fast and agile whether they're fat or slender. The ones who ''do'' play the trope straight, however, are:
** Yajirobe
** Dodoria
** Majin Buu
** Pintar in the tournament arc of ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. (It didn't help him.)

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* Andre Buccha from ''Manga/AirGear'' though somewhat of a subversion as he's not technically fat. There's little actual fat on his body, what he does have however is a huge volume of blood, which concentrates mostly on his belly, and when required it floods his muscles. During said moments he has a much leaner, more muscular body; and his Air Treks are ''miniaturized tanks.''
* In ''Manga/{{Basilisk}}'' Josuke is the fattest character
in ''Manga/PrisonSchool''. After losing some the cast, but he's also a really fast, speedy ninja (mainly because he's a sort of balloon man, hence almost weightless).
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': The first five seated officers of the Gotei 13 Second Division each control one of the five units of the separate Secret Remote Squad (ie, ninjas). The second unit requires great talent in SuperSpeed to carry out its missions and its leader is the Second Division lieutenant, Marechiyo Omaeda. Omaeda is a lazy, overweight, wealth-obsessed food-junkie, who appears to be holding his position solely by virtue of family connections. Except that ObfuscatingStupidity is one
of his marbles, favourite tactics: when this man starts fighting seriously, he engages makes high-speed combat acrobatics look easy. In his division, he is second only to Soifon for speed, and Soifon is one of the fastest captains in the entire Gotei 13.
* Tongpu, a.k.a. (Mad) Pierrot from Episode 20: ''Pierrot le Fou'' of ''Anime/CowboyBebop'', the maniacally grinning rogue assassin. However, it's not clear how much of it is actual fat, and how much is an anti-grav suit. Or the absurd amount of hardware he's packed
into some very impressive acrobatics. Examples include flips on a tree branch, horizontal spins his coat, ranging from hand grenades and even front-flips [[ItMakesSenseInContext while serving as shotguns to a horse for Risa]].
frikkin' ROCKET LAUNCHER.
* Subverted The BigBad of ''Manga/DGrayMan'', the Millennium Earl, is a fairly rotund individual, but is capable of readily fending off the protagonist in a sword fight. [[spoiler: At least his Earl form is. His human form is a lot leaner.]]
* Normally
in the ''Franchise/DragonBall'' franchise, because franchise every notable fighter in the series in that show is fast and agile whether they're fat or slender. The ones who ''do'' play the trope straight, however, are:
** Yajirobe
** Dodoria
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are Yajirobe, Dodoria, Majin Buu
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* ''Anime/MazingerZ'': Boss. He was pretty fat, but he could be fast when he wanted or if he needed. Combine that with him being strong and sturdy, and he could deliver a good beating to anyone (except Kouji, much to his chagrin and disgust). He also showed up in the sequels (''Anime/GreatMazinger'' and ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'').
* ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' has Pharaoh, Daitokuji-sensei's cat. Despite his bulk, he's pretty fast and strong.
* In ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'', Yuma's pal Tetsuo is like this. He's a big, bulky, fat guy, but he can ride a skateboard at ludicrous speed and deliver a powerful jumping uppercut to a giant robot.
* 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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* ''Anime/MazingerZ'': Boss.[[FatBastard Mr.Heart]] from ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' is one, he uses his fat to absorb physical damage landed onto him and can roll from a cliff pretty quick. It takes several minutes for Kenshiro to figure out how to penetrate the fat.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':
** Gluttony. As the name implies, he's quite rotund, yet he can get around pretty easily. That's due to him being a Homunculus.
** It also brings us minor character Jerso, a chimera who can turn into a blobby toad-like creature. He jumps like you'd expect, and is surprisingly fast in other ways as well.
* ''Anime/FullMetalPanicFumoffu''. In the BeachEpisode, Sôsuke battles an overweight bodyguard who does Neo's "bending over backwards to dodge bullets trick" from ''Film/TheMatrix''.
* Iwado the fat judoka from ''Manga/{{Holyland}}''. The notes point out that many underestimate the speed of judoka.
* During the graphic OVA film, ''Anime/{{Kite}}'', Oburi is sent to take out an overweight business man whom looks harmless. Turns out that overweight man was a special agent who takes the fight to the young assassin, nearly killing him.
* ''Anime/LupinIIIIslandOfAssassins'' features Bomber, one of the island's assassins, who is very fat but also extremely fast, capable of covering a person in explosive mines in a second.
* Boss in ''Anime/MazingerZ''.
He was pretty fat, but he could be fast when he wanted or if he needed. Combine that with him being strong and sturdy, and he could deliver a good beating to anyone (except Kouji, much to his chagrin and disgust). He also showed up in the sequels (''Anime/GreatMazinger'' sequel ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' and ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'').
* ''Anime/YuGiOhGX''
has Pharaoh, Daitokuji-sensei's cat. Despite his bulk, he's two cameos in ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer''.
* Chuck Mustang, a [[ApparentlyHumanMerfolk Ragnan]] pilot of Delta Squadron in ''Anime/MacrossDelta'', is
pretty fast chubby, but very active and strong.
* In ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'', Yuma's pal Tetsuo
agile. Which is like this. He's a big, bulky, fat guy, but he can ride a skateboard at ludicrous speed and deliver a powerful jumping uppercut to a giant robot.
* Another fat cat is Rhett Butler[=/=]Hercules from ''Anime/SailorMoon'', who saves Luna twice from a large gang
understandable, considering that [[HumanAliens Ragnans]] often spend equal amounts 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.]]in and out of water, and swimming is a fantastically efficient exercise.
* Pepe Lima's little sister in ''Anime/MichikoToHatchin'' is a chubby little girl but very agile nevertheless. Michiko catches her stealing something and can't chase her down.



* In ''Manga/{{Basilisk}}'' Josuke is the fattest character in the cast, but he's also a really fast, speedy ninja (mainly because he's a sort of balloon man, hence almost weightless).
* Tongpu, a.k.a. (Mad) Pierrot from Episode 20: ''Pierrot le Fou'' of ''Anime/CowboyBebop'', the maniacally grinning rogue assassin. However, it's not clear how much of it is actual fat, and how much is an anti-grav suit. Or the absurd amount of hardware he's packed into his coat, ranging from hand grenades and shotguns to a frikkin' ROCKET LAUNCHER.
* Buccha from ''Manga/AirGear'' though somewhat of a subversion as he's not technically fat. There's little actual fat on his body, what he does have however is a huge volume of blood, which concentrates mostly on his belly, and when required it floods his muscles. During said moments he has a much leaner, more muscular body; and his Air Treks are ''miniaturized tanks.''
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': The first five seated officers of the Gotei 13 Second Division each control one of the five units of the separate Secret Remote Squad (ie, ninjas). The second unit requires great talent in SuperSpeed to carry out its missions and its leader is the Second Division lieutenant, Marechiyo Omaeda. Omaeda is a lazy, overweight, wealth-obsessed food-junkie, who appears to be holding his position solely by virtue of family connections. Except that ObfuscatingStupidity is one of his favourite tactics: when this man starts fighting seriously, he makes high-speed combat acrobatics look easy. In his division, he is second only to Soifon for speed, and Soifon is one of the fastest captains in the entire Gotei 13.
* [[StoutStrength Genma Saotome]] from ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''. Although he's naturally [[OvershadowedByAwesome outclassed by his son and his son's peers]], he's unbelievably agile and fast for someone with his age and frame. Even when transformed into a panda. He is, however, not so much obese as he is a large man in general.



* The BigBad of ''Manga/DGrayMan'', the Millennium Earl, is a fairly rotund individual, but is capable of readily fending off the protagonist in a sword fight.
** [[spoiler: At least his Earl form is. His human form is a lot leaner.]]
* [[FatBastard Mr.Heart]] from ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' is one, he uses his fat to absorb physical damage landed onto him and can roll from a cliff pretty quick. It takes several minutes for Kenshiro to figure out how to penetrate the fat.
* ''Anime/FullMetalPanicFumoffu''. In the BeachEpisode, Sôsuke battles an overweight bodyguard who does Neo's "bending over backwards to dodge bullets trick" from ''Film/TheMatrix''.
* Somewhat more down-to-Earth version: Mitsuyoshi Anzai from ''Manga/SlamDunk'' is fat ''and'' old (in his mid to late 50's ''at least''), but he can still shoot three-pointers like a pro. And he bounces a bit, too.
* [[TheBigGuy Ryu]] [[GentleGiant "The Owl"]] [[BigEater Nakanishi]] in ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman'' can pull off all the same acrobatics as the thinner members of the team.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' has Gluttony. As the name implies, he's quite rotund, yet he can get around pretty easily. That's due to him being a Homunculus.
** It also brings us minor character Jerso, a chimera who can turn into a blobby toad-like creature. He jumps like you'd expect, and is surprisingly fast in other ways as well.
* Ash's Snorlax in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''. It may be extremely fat and heavy, but it can also move pretty fast when it needs to and ''flip through the air to land on its feet'' after being thrown. Also, May's Munchlax.
** Tierno in the XY series displays shades of this in the camp arc, much like his game counterpart.



* Goemon Ishikawa in ''Manga/{{Yaiba}}'' is quite large and plump, but he's a LightningBruiser when he fights.
* Iwado the fat judoka from ''Manga/{{Holyland}}''. The notes point out that many underestimate the speed of judoka.
* Mr. Legend from ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' was the first Superhero ever and inspired the main character to become a superhero himself. Acts like Superman and has a Superman-like suit, but is fat and in his late 40s when he appears -- however he's nonetheless the most badass Superhero out of all.
** And then he loses his powers. It obliterates him when this trope stops working, [[spoiler: especially when his son charges up a soul fire attack]].
* During the graphic OVA film, ''Anime/{{Kite}}'', Oburi is sent to take out an overweight business man whom looks harmless. Turns out that overweight man was a special agent who takes the fight to the young assassin, nearly killing him.
* ''Anime/LupinIIIIslandOfAssassins'' features Bomber, one of the island's assassins, who is very fat but also extremely fast, capable of covering a person in explosive mines in a second.
* ''Manga/{{Ratman}}'' and his amazing sidekick, Fatman. Yes. They both use enough calories to give Michael Jordan a heart attack. Ratman turns calories into pure energy while Fatman is more this trope, with his superpower being the ability to turn body fat into a type of muscle fat. It's as awkward and awesome as it sounds.
* General Pepel of ''Anime/WorldConquestZvezdaPlot''. Though he is far bulkier than any other member of Zvezda, he is still able to leap around with superhuman agility, most notably during his battle with White Falcon.
* Pepe Lima's little sister in ''Anime/MichikoToHatchin'' is a chubby little girl but very agile nevertheless. Michiko catches her stealing something and can't chase her down.



* Chuck Mustang, a [[ApparentlyHumanMerfolk Ragnan]] pilot of Delta Squadron in ''Anime/MacrossDelta'', is pretty chubby, but very active and agile. Which is understandable, considering that [[HumanAliens Ragnans]] often spend equal amounts of time in and out of water, and swimming is a fantastically efficient exercise.

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* Chuck Mustang, a [[ApparentlyHumanMerfolk Ragnan]] pilot of Delta Squadron in ''Anime/MacrossDelta'', is ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':
** Ash's Snorlax. It may be extremely fat and heavy, but it can also move
pretty chubby, but fast when it needs to and ''flip through the air to land on its feet'' after being thrown. Also, May's Munchlax.
** Tierno in the XY series displays shades of this in the camp arc, much like his game counterpart.
* Andre in ''Manga/PrisonSchool''. After losing some of his marbles, he engages into some
very active impressive acrobatics. Examples include flips on a tree branch, horizontal spins and agile. Which even front-flips [[ItMakesSenseInContext while serving as a horse for Risa]].
* [[StoutStrength Genma Saotome]] from ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''. Although he's naturally [[OvershadowedByAwesome outclassed by his son and his son's peers]], he's unbelievably agile and fast for someone with his age and frame. Even when transformed into a panda. He is, however, not so much obese as he
is understandable, considering that [[HumanAliens Ragnans]] often spend equal amounts a large man in general.
* ''Manga/{{Ratman}}'' and his amazing sidekick, Fatman. Yes. They both use enough calories to give Michael Jordan a heart attack. Ratman turns calories into pure energy while Fatman is more this trope, with his superpower being the ability to turn body fat into a type
of muscle fat. It's as awkward and awesome as it sounds.
* 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.]]
* [[TheBigGuy Ryu]] [[GentleGiant "The Owl"]] [[BigEater Nakanishi]]
in ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman'' can pull off all the same acrobatics as the thinner members of the team.
* Somewhat more down-to-Earth version: Mitsuyoshi Anzai from ''Manga/SlamDunk'' is fat ''and'' old (in his mid to late 50's ''at least''), but he can still shoot three-pointers like a pro. And he bounces a bit, too.
* Mr. Legend from ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' was the first Superhero ever
and inspired the main character to become a superhero himself. Acts like Superman and has a Superman-like suit, but is fat and in his late 40s when he appears -- however he's nonetheless the most badass Superhero out of water, all.
** And then he loses his powers. It obliterates him when this trope stops working, [[spoiler: especially when his son charges up a soul fire attack]].
* General Pepel of ''Anime/WorldConquestZvezdaPlot''. Though he is far bulkier than any other member of Zvezda, he is still able to leap around with superhuman agility, most notably during his battle with White Falcon.
* Goemon Ishikawa in ''Manga/{{Yaiba}}'' is quite large
and swimming plump, but he's a LightningBruiser when he fights.
* ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' has Pharaoh, Daitokuji-sensei's cat. Despite his bulk, he's pretty fast and strong.
* In ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'', Yuma's pal Tetsuo
is like this. He's a fantastically efficient exercise. big, bulky, fat guy, but he can ride a skateboard at ludicrous speed and deliver a powerful jumping uppercut to a giant robot.
7th Feb '17 4:05:50 AM spydre
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* BobHoskins was a former circus acrobat who did many of his own stunts on the set of ''Film/SuperMarioBros''.
6th Feb '17 3:27:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/{{Aquila}}'': One of Nero's pets is a giant obese gladiator who keeps the Nubian warrior Aquila busy for a while. He mentions that it was previously one of his uncle Caligula's playthings.
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