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2nd Dec '16 2:06:33 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* J. Roaringham Fatback, a recurring villain in ''ComicStrip/LilAbner''. The self-styled "Pork King", Fatback was a [[VillainousGlutton greedy, gluttonous]], unscrupulous [[CorruptCorporateExectutive business tycoon.]] His grudge against Dogpatch originated when the town cast a shadow over the table where he was having breakfast, causing his desire to demolish the town, rather than simply move his table. The bloated, porcine, [[EvilMakesYouUgly hideously ugly]] Fatback was, quite literally, a corporate swine
24th Nov '16 11:08:19 AM nombretomado
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This trope is named after the character from the ''AustinPowers'' movies. He epitomizes this trope to such a ridiculous extreme that it qualifies as parody.

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This trope is named after the character from the ''AustinPowers'' ''Film/AustinPowers'' movies. He epitomizes this trope to such a ridiculous extreme that it qualifies as parody.
4th Oct '16 4:41:10 AM Elfkaiser
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'''Note do not overuse for every character who shows mildly antagonistic qualities. For example if the villain has a cutely, overweight sidekick who is a MinionWithAnFInEvil, then he's probably a FatIdiot instead. Alternatively if the BigBad is HollywoodPudgy, but this is never commented on within the series, then they are not an example.'''
23rd Sep '16 1:10:44 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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'''Note do not overuse for every character who shows mildly antagonistic qualities. For example if the villain has a cutely, overweight sidekick who is a MinionWithAnFInEvil, then he's probably a FatIdiot instead. Alternatively if the BigBad is HollyWoodPudgy, but this is never commented on within the series, then they are not an example.'''

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'''Note do not overuse for every character who shows mildly antagonistic qualities. For example if the villain has a cutely, overweight sidekick who is a MinionWithAnFInEvil, then he's probably a FatIdiot instead. Alternatively if the BigBad is HollyWoodPudgy, HollywoodPudgy, but this is never commented on within the series, then they are not an example.'''
4th Sep '16 12:38:48 PM Monsund
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'''Note do not overuse for every character who shows mildly antagonistic qualities. For example if the villain has a cutely, overweight sidekick who is a MinionWithAnFInEvil, then he's probably a FatIdiot instead. Alternatively if the BigBad is HollyWoodPudgy, but this is never commented on within the series, then they are not an example.'''
18th Aug '16 9:50:24 AM Da1tonTheGreat
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Also called ''fatbastarditis''. Once a television character reaches a certain level of tubbiness, the show they are in will lose sympathy for them. It is generally assumed that overweight people are either pathetic, obnoxious losers or {{greed}}y [[TheHedonist hedonistic]] {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s. They also tend to be portrayed as ludicrously obsessive eaters. Furthermore, most are portrayed as [[FatSlob lazy, having poor hygiene, bad grooming, and no fashion sense]]. Glandular conditions, genetic tendencies, a natural endomorph body type, and low metabolism are treated as lame excuses alongside the "I'm just big-boned" mold.

This trend first shows up with the introduction of synthetic, high-fat foods in the early twentieth century, which enabled people from most social classes to gain weight quickly. Prior to that point, being fat was considered high fashion -- examples include AdiposeRex and how having a fat wife proved that the RailroadBaron had enough money to feed her a lot. Hence how we can go from the SantaClaus character type of rich and jolly to the modern character type of greedy, lazy, and evil.

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Also called ''fatbastarditis''. Once a television character reaches a certain level of tubbiness, the show they are in will lose sympathy for them. It is generally assumed that overweight people are either pathetic, obnoxious losers or {{greed}}y [[TheHedonist hedonistic]] {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s. They also tend to be portrayed as ludicrously obsessive eaters. Furthermore, most are portrayed as [[FatSlob lazy, having poor hygiene, bad grooming, and no fashion sense]]. Glandular conditions, genetic tendencies, a natural endomorph body type, low metabolism, and low metabolism weight gain as a side effect of prescription drugs are treated as lame excuses alongside the "I'm just big-boned" mold.

This trend first shows up with the introduction of synthetic, high-fat foods in the early twentieth century, which enabled people from most social classes to gain weight quickly. Prior to that point, being fat was considered high fashion -- examples include AdiposeRex and how having a fat wife proved that the RailroadBaron had enough money to feed her a lot. Nowadays, obesity is more associated with the poor, as processed food is far cheaper than healthier alternatives. Hence how we can go from the SantaClaus character type of rich and jolly to the modern character type of greedy, lazy, and evil.
29th May '16 9:44:55 AM merotoker
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Interestingly, some comedians ([[StrawTraitor usually fat ones]]) complain about PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad when it comes to fat jokes... although the sheer quantity of examples we have amassed tend to disagree on this front. Obesity is so universally seen as a negative character trait that it's relatively common for characters to be given some AdaptationalAttractiveness to offset this fact.

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Interestingly, some comedians ([[StrawTraitor ([[CategoryTraitor usually fat ones]]) complain about PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad when it comes to fat jokes... although the sheer quantity of examples we have amassed tend to disagree on this front. Obesity is so universally seen as a negative character trait that it's relatively common for characters to be given some AdaptationalAttractiveness to offset this fact.



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* [[Music/TheNotoriousBIG The Notorious B.I.G., aka Biggie Smalls,]] could count as this. ''[[MeaningfulName It's in his name!]]''
** (More precisely, Biggie often plays Fat Bastards in his rap {{Villain Song}}s, where he plays the role of a consummate, cold-blooded gangster—see his songs like "Gimme the Loot" or "Who Shot Ya?".)
** He was this to an extent in the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Hell on Earth 2006", where Butters and company summon him from the dead, and his first order of business is to shoot up the place in annoyance.
* Sort of a persona played by [[SouthernRap Killer Mike]], also [[TropeNamers name-dropped]] on [[Music/ElP Run the Jewels']] "Job Well Done".
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* ''ComicStrip/BrewsterRockit: Space Guy'' - Cliff Clewless. The idea is in his name. He's supposed to be the station's engineer, but knows nothing beyond making an idiot of himself (though not the same level as Brewster, whose stupidity is beyond measure), lazing around, and causing trouble to himself and his crew mates.

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* ''ComicStrip/BrewsterRockit: Space Guy'' - Cliff Clewless. The idea is in his name. He's supposed to be the station's engineer, but knows nothing beyond making an idiot of himself (though not the same level as Brewster, whose stupidity is beyond measure), lazing around, and causing trouble to himself and his crew mates.crewmates.
* The cynical fatty tabby, ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}. Other than [[CatsAreMean abusing Odie and making his owner's life hell]], he does nothing but eat and sleep.



* ''Pinball/WWFRoyalRumble'' has Yokozuna, the 500-pound former sumo.
* Naturally, ''Pinball/AustinPowers'' prominently features the TropeNamer himself on the playfield.

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* ''Pinball/WWFRoyalRumble'' has Yokozuna, Wrestling/{{Yokozuna}}, the 500-pound former sumo.
* Naturally, ''Pinball/AustinPowers'' prominently features the TropeNamer {{Trope Namer|s}} himself on the playfield.



[[folder:Music]]
* [[Music/TheNotoriousBIG The Notorious B.I.G., aka Biggie Smalls,]] could count as this. ''[[MeaningfulName It's in his name!]]''
** (More precisely, Biggie often plays Fat Bastards in his rap {{Villain Song}}s, where he plays the role of a consummate, cold-blooded gangster—see his songs like "Gimme the Loot" or "Who Shot Ya?".)
** He was this to an extent in the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Hell on Earth 2006", where Butters and company summon him from the dead, and his first order of business is to shoot up the place in annoyance.
* Sort of a persona played by [[Music/SouthernRap Killer Mike]], also [[Main/TropeNamer name-dropped]] on [[Music/ElP Run the Jewels']] "Job Well Done".
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* RealLife example: Comedian Artie Lange is constantly mocked on ''Radio/TheHowardSternShow'', where the Stern sidekick's obsession with junk food caused him to gain more than fifty kilograms in less than a year.

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* RealLife example: Comedian Artie Lange Creator/ArtieLange is constantly mocked on ''Radio/TheHowardSternShow'', where the Stern sidekick's obsession with junk food caused him to gain more than fifty kilograms in less than a year.



* Shakespeare's Falstaff. A witty LoveableRogue whom audience considers the BigFun, but considering what he does, he is a total JerkAss.
* CyranoDeBergerac: [[GentlemanSnarker Cyrano]] gives us the FloweryInsults version at Act I Scene V, talking about Montfleury:

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* Shakespeare's Falstaff. A witty LoveableRogue LovableRogue whom audience considers the BigFun, but considering what he does, he is a total JerkAss.
* CyranoDeBergerac: Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac: [[GentlemanSnarker Cyrano]] gives us the FloweryInsults version at Act I Scene V, talking about Montfleury:
18th Apr '16 2:30:29 PM erforce
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17th Feb '16 10:23:36 AM dozaux
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17th Feb '16 10:23:25 AM dozaux
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* Sort of a persona played by [[Music/SouthernRap Killer Mike]], also [[Main/TropeNamer name-dropped]] on [[Music/ElP Run the Jewels']] "Job Well Done".
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