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23rd Dec '15 2:14:12 AM TheCuza
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While both versions of geek have been around for some time, the "geeks are skinny" image is slowly being displaced by "geeks are fat" as the world obesity rate rises and the average weight of "attractive" Hollywood actors falls. The hours of inactivity and unhealthy eating habits are sufficient justification, and can cause this to be TruthInTelevision. The older form also has justification in the "ForgetsToEat" aspect of things. The reverse is also true as those entering such industries age and realize they're losing their youthful metabolisms and as such professions become more of a career and less a stepping stone to other things.
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While both versions of geek have been around for some time, the "geeks are skinny" image is slowly being displaced by "geeks are fat" as the world obesity rate rises and the average weight of "attractive" Hollywood actors falls. The hours of inactivity and unhealthy eating habits are sufficient justification, and can cause this to be TruthInTelevision. The older form also has justification in the "ForgetsToEat" aspect of things.things, or possibly because CrackIsCheaper and therefore the geeks only spend the bare minimum amount of money on food that they need to in order to stay alive while pouring the rest of their income into their hobbies (which explains why the BasementDweller is almost always a fat geek, he doesn't buy his own food so he has more of it to eat). The reverse is also true as those entering such industries age and realize they're losing their youthful metabolisms and as such professions become more of a career and less a stepping stone to other things.
13th Nov '15 1:42:13 PM StFan
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* Zodon of ''ComicBook/PS238''. Or at least his hologram. His true appearance appears to be rather normal, at least for a person with a powerpowered oversized cranium whose lower body is never shown due to his hover chair. * Kalish of ''UniversalWarOne''.
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* Zodon of ''ComicBook/PS238''. Or at least his hologram. His true appearance appears to be rather normal, at least for a person with a powerpowered oversized cranium whose lower body is never shown due to his hover chair. * %%* Kalish of ''UniversalWarOne''. ''ComicBook/UniversalWarOne''.
18th Oct '15 4:45:00 PM nombretomado
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* Lenny the obsessive Powerpuff Girls nerd in the ''WesternAnimation/PowerpuffGirls'' episode "Collect Her".
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* Lenny the obsessive Powerpuff Girls nerd in the ''WesternAnimation/PowerpuffGirls'' ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' episode "Collect Her".
24th Sep '15 12:40:12 AM ironcommando
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[[AC:VideoGames]] * The [[http://plantsvszombies.wikia.com/wiki/Arcade_Zombie Arcade Zombie]] from ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies2ItsAboutTime'' is a gamer geek who's addicted to arcade games... and is one of the most muscular zombies in the game, second only to the [[GiantMook Gargantuars]]. He uses said physique to push an arcade machine that spawns 8-bit zombies when his 8-bit Jam plays.
24th Jul '15 7:26:30 AM Willbyr
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* Nozomu Itoshiki the protagonist of ''SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' is a good-looking nerd, but is quite thin and physically puny, not to mention very pale. The only exercise he seems to do is strengthening his neck muscles, so he can attempt suicide without killing himself.
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* Nozomu Itoshiki the protagonist of ''SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' is a good-looking nerd, but is quite thin and physically puny, not to mention very pale. The only exercise he seems to do is strengthening his neck muscles, so he can attempt suicide without killing himself.

* ''{{Eyeshield 21}}'': Yukimitsu is incredibly skinny, which really doesn't help when playing American Football.
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* ''{{Eyeshield ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'': Yukimitsu is incredibly skinny, which really doesn't help when playing American Football.

* Harris, Clark, and Martin, Cindy's three colleagues (and fellow MIT grads) in ''IkaMusume'', are respectively on the skinny side of average, emaciated, and obese. At one point they sink into depression; Harris and Clark become fat, while Martin starves himself thin. * In ''{{Genshiken}}'', Kousaka and Madarame are skinny, while Kugayama and Tanaka are fat. Resident asshole Haraguchi is also fat. Everybody else is pretty normal.
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* Harris, Clark, and Martin, Cindy's three colleagues (and fellow MIT grads) in ''IkaMusume'', ''Manga/ShinryakuIkaMusume'', are respectively on the skinny side of average, emaciated, and obese. At one point they sink into depression; Harris and Clark become fat, while Martin starves himself thin. * In ''{{Genshiken}}'', ''Manga/{{Genshiken}}'', Kousaka and Madarame are skinny, while Kugayama and Tanaka are fat. Resident asshole Haraguchi is also fat. Everybody else is pretty normal.

* Anthony Michael Hall in ''TheBreakfastClub'' and maybe a couple of other movies of that era. * More skinny ones were in ''RevengeOfTheNerds''.
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* Anthony Michael Hall in ''TheBreakfastClub'' ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'' and maybe a couple of other movies of that era. * More skinny ones were in ''RevengeOfTheNerds''.''Film/RevengeOfTheNerds''.
29th Jun '15 1:22:24 AM ladytanuki
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Edited Danganronpa example
* Ultimate {{Otaku}} Hifumi Yamada from Franchise/{{Danganronpa}} is definitely of the obese variety.
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* Ultimate {{Otaku}} Hifumi Yamada from Franchise/{{Danganronpa}} is definitely of the obese variety.so fat that [[spoiler:his weight becomes a key point in solving his murder case]].
29th Jun '15 1:20:25 AM ladytanuki
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* Ultimate {{Otaku}} Hifumi Yamada from Franchise/{{Danganronpa}} is definitely of the obese variety.
27th Jun '15 7:05:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* The protagonists in ''FreeEnterprise'' are hardcore sci-fi nerds (especially concerning ''Franchise/StarTrek''), but are both in pretty good shape and are occasionally shown shooting hoops. One of them gets laid on a regular basis.
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* The protagonists in ''FreeEnterprise'' ''Film/FreeEnterprise'' are hardcore sci-fi nerds (especially concerning ''Franchise/StarTrek''), but are both in pretty good shape and are occasionally shown shooting hoops. One of them gets laid on a regular basis.

* Billy on ''MightyMorphinPowerRangers''. Justified because he, you know, fights monsters every week.
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* Billy on ''MightyMorphinPowerRangers''.''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''. Justified because he, you know, fights monsters every week.

* Connor Temple from ''{{Primeval}}''. One hell of a geek, but managed to carry Cutter, who is at least as tall as him, maybe taller, out of a collapsing building. If you ever see him sleeveless, you'll see why.
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* Connor Temple from ''{{Primeval}}''.''Series/{{Primeval}}''. One hell of a geek, but managed to carry Cutter, who is at least as tall as him, maybe taller, out of a collapsing building. If you ever see him sleeveless, you'll see why.

* Will from ''TheInbetweeners'' is actually the least slim of the four protagonists, but he is still not overweight by any account.
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* Will from ''TheInbetweeners'' ''Series/TheInbetweeners'' is actually the least slim of the four protagonists, but he is still not overweight by any account.
30th May '15 12:52:56 PM JaywalkersNeverProsper
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* Bill in ''Literature/DontCallMeIshmael''. He is bullied for both his weight and being a fan of Fantasy and science-fiction. He loses weight later in the series and becomes more self-confident, but even then he is still quite big.
27th May '15 6:35:10 PM nombretomado
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* Freddie from ICarly in later seasons. Puberty has been kind to him.
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* Freddie from ICarly ''Series/ICarly'' in later seasons. Puberty has been kind to him.
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