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17th Jun '17 6:12:29 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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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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* 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'' 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.
17th Jun '17 6:09:33 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* [[Wrestling/PlayboyBuddyRose "Playboy" Buddy Rose]] was fat, yet he could do one-armed pushups and nip-ups. Part of his gimmick was that no matter how fat he got, he always claimed his weight was only 217 pounds. He described himself as "built for go, not for show."

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* [[Wrestling/PlayboyBuddyRose "Playboy" Buddy Rose]] was fat, yet he could do one-armed pushups and nip-ups.kip-ups. Part of his gimmick was that no matter how fat he got, he always claimed his weight was only 217 pounds. He described himself as "built for go, not for show."



* Wrestling/MickFoley is around the same size as Dusty Rhodes and was very fast on his feet and had no problem diving from the top rope.

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* Wrestling/MickFoley is around the same size as Dusty Rhodes and was very fast on his feet and had no problem diving from the top rope. Unfortunately years of abuse in brutal hardcore matches left him with so much damage to his hips and knees that he can barely move above a shuffle any more.


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* Wrestling/LuchaUnderground has several guys who fit this mold, with some nearly able to keep up with the agile high-fliers that make up the bulk of the roster:
** "The Monster" Matanza Cueto is one of the most terrifying power wrestlers ever seen on the show, but during his devastating debut he shocked ''everyone'' when he hit Wrestling/ChavoGuerreroJr with a ''standing moonsault/standing shooting star press combo!'' If you knew he's played by "Mr Athletic" Jeff Cobb then this wouldn't be so surprising.
** The Mack aka. Willie Mack has been described as having the look and build of Wrestling/JunkyardDog but the speed and agility of Wrestling/ShawnMichaels. He looked like a power wrestler when he first showed up alongside his {{Kayfabe}} cousin Big Ryck (aka. Ezekiel Jackson), but that impression didn't last even halfway through his first match when he displayed his surprising high-flying skills.
** Marty "the Moth" Martinez (Martin Casaus) turned out to be this as a lesson to BewareTheSillyOnes. Visibly stout running to fat (and admittedly [[StoutStrength with the strength to back it up]]), he also displayed a surprising array of agility moves such as a bicycle kick and top rope moonsault.
** Because of the nature of the promotion, almost ''everyone'' is capable of, as a bare minimum, doing at least a diving splash over the top rope. A lot of big guys such as Cage and Texano are dangerously quick as well as freakishly strong. Mil Muertes is practically an aversion as a result, but even he is capable of delivering his deadly Reaper's Trident (Spear) by diving between the ropes to the outside.
21st May '17 4:29:40 AM Knight20
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* Nacho in ''Film/NachoLibre'', since he's a good wrestler despite the pounds.
18th May '17 12:23:31 PM notShemp
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* Downplayed for Moguro Fukuzou in ''Manga/LaughingSalesman''. Moguro isn't super huge, nor will you see him jump around and perform parkour, but for a stout guy with short, little legs, he can run much faster and with much more ease than you would expect. ''NEW'' implies that he runs for exercise on a regular basis.
13th May '17 5:51:45 AM Mario500
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Simply put, a fat character who can maneuver like a gymnast, sprint like an Olympic runner, or kick your ass like Creator/BruceLee, despite being... you know... fat. These characters are also usually [[LightningBruiser strong and tough]], although being merely [[FragileSpeedster fast and easily hurt]] is not unheard of. May intersect with StoutStrength when characters are powerful. Originally just made to subvert the idea of MightyGlacier. The character may be a {{Heavyworlder}}, explaining some of their ability and density.

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Simply put, a fat character who can maneuver like a gymnast, sprint like an Olympic runner, or kick your ass you like Creator/BruceLee, despite being... you know... fat. These characters are also usually [[LightningBruiser strong and tough]], although being merely [[FragileSpeedster fast and easily hurt]] is not unheard of. May intersect with StoutStrength when characters are powerful. Originally just made to subvert the idea of MightyGlacier. The character may be a {{Heavyworlder}}, explaining some of their ability and density.
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.]]
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