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31st May '18 9:32:49 AM MBG159
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* Though not technically a monarch, the Mayor in ''VideoGame/AdvanceWars: Days of Ruin'' carries the general idea of putting on the pounds [[AfterTheEnd in a world]] where few other people are. At one point, he starts demanding rations from the troops protecting his city, claiming that his people are starving, which causes one of the main characters to none-too-subtly imply that that most of those rations would be going to him.


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* UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump is looking to carry on the tradition; though his actual weight and health are a matter of considerable debate, there's no denying he's on the chubby side and quite fond of fast food.
27th May '18 3:30:38 PM CH4S
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* In a zig-zagging of this trope, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Béla_I_of_Hungary Béla I of Hungary]], who wasn't too fat, died when his throne collapsed under his weight.
24th Apr '18 1:54:07 AM SebastianGray
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** In ''TabletopGame/{{Necromunda}}'', the mutant outcasts known as Scavvies barely survive scraping a living in the worst parts of the Underhive and therefore consider a paunch to be a sign of power and success. Redwart, the self-proclaimed [[KingOfTheHomeless Scavvye King]] has the largest paunch of any Scavvy.

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** In ''TabletopGame/{{Necromunda}}'', the mutant outcasts known as Scavvies barely survive scraping a living in the worst parts of the Underhive and therefore consider a paunch to be a sign of power and success. Redwart, the self-proclaimed [[KingOfTheHomeless Scavvye Scavvy King]] has the largest paunch of any Scavvy.
24th Apr '18 1:53:25 AM SebastianGray
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** In ''TabletopGame/{{Necromunda}}'', the mutant outcasts known as Scavvies barely survive scraping a living in the worst parts of the Underhive and therefore consider a paunch to be a sign of power and success. Redwart, the self-proclaimed Scavvie King has the largest paunch of any Scavvie.

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** In ''TabletopGame/{{Necromunda}}'', the mutant outcasts known as Scavvies barely survive scraping a living in the worst parts of the Underhive and therefore consider a paunch to be a sign of power and success. Redwart, the self-proclaimed Scavvie King [[KingOfTheHomeless Scavvye King]] has the largest paunch of any Scavvie.Scavvy.
13th Apr '18 10:45:25 PM Hanz
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* In ''Videogame/FateGrandOrder'', Julius Caesar is portrayed as comically fat, which is somehow due to the effects of being summoned as a Heroic Servant, since when Cleopatra meets up with him she's shocked at what he's become.
5th Apr '18 5:02:37 PM Robotnik
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* The infamous Louis XVI of France, last king before the Revolution, was by no means as grotesquely obese as some of the above, but his tubby, nonthreatening appearance failed to impress some observers and did not help his image as a weak and lackluster monarch. One English nobleman unfavorably compared him to a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castrato castrato]].
30th Mar '18 8:20:40 PM karstovich2
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Most of his family -- the [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfHanover Hanover dynasty]] -- and all its ruling monarchs (including [[UsefulNotes/QueenVictoria Victoria]]) were on the hefty side, especially in later years. Britain didn't have a monarch who ''wasn't'' this between the death of the diminutive William III in 1702 and the accession of George V in 1910! (The closest to averting it was the thoroughly temperate George III, who was reasonably fit in his early reign, but eventually time and insanity got to his waistline; also, of the large monarchs, Edward VII probably carried it best, with "portly" being the best descriptor for him.[[note]]His real vice was tobacco, which is what got him in the end.[[/note]])

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Most of his family -- the [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfHanover Hanover dynasty]] -- and all its ruling monarchs (including [[UsefulNotes/QueenVictoria Victoria]]) were on the hefty side, especially in their later years. Britain didn't have a monarch who ''wasn't'' this between the death of the diminutive William III in 1702 and the accession of George V in 1910! (The closest to averting it was the thoroughly temperate George III, who was reasonably fit in his early reign, but eventually time and insanity got to his waistline; also, of the large monarchs, Edward VII probably carried it best, with "portly" being the best descriptor for him.[[note]]His real vice was tobacco, which is what got him in the end.[[/note]])
14th Mar '18 12:23:43 PM FF32
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** There is also the queen in Bob Clampett's notorious short, ''Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs''.

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** There is also the queen in Bob Clampett's notorious short, ''Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs''.''WesternAnimation/CoalBlackAndDeSebbenDwarfs''.
9th Mar '18 4:42:35 AM jormis29
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* The title character of ''Ubu Roi'' is morbidly obese, a physical expression of his greed.

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* The title character of ''Ubu Roi'' ''Theatre/UbuRoi'' is morbidly obese, a physical expression of his greed.
8th Mar '18 11:20:13 PM snichols1973
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* Music/ElvisPresley, the "King of Rock and Roll", became grossly overweight in the 1970's while taking massive doses of barbiturates as his health failed. He also [[BigEater enjoyed such Southern comfort foods]] like chicken fried steak, biscuits and gravy, and peanut butter and banana sandwiches, which sometimes included bacon.
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