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24th Jul '17 6:39:43 PM jenniferz11_
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Some parts of this may be {{Justified|Trope}}, since many superheroes/supervillains seem to spend a great deal of their off time training religiously. Although one should note that, for females at least, reducing body fat tends to make a figure a lot less lush than that of the typical superheroine/supervillainess. And forget about StoutStrength.

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Some parts of this may be {{Justified|Trope}}, since many superheroes/supervillains seem to spend a great deal of their off time training religiously.rigorously. Although one should note that, for females at least, reducing body fat tends to make a figure a lot less lush than that of the typical superheroine/supervillainess. And forget about StoutStrength.
20th Jul '17 8:23:16 AM InjuredPelican
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* In ''[[CKarrus CKarrus]]'' most of the men seem to have this, heroes and villains alike.
18th Jul '17 10:01:55 PM MechaAnguirus
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*** It should be noted that both Lois and Clark were very relaxed and easygoing about the whole incident. Peter had just met Lois and didn't know she was married (she was typing a story at the time, and takes off her wedding ring when typing because of the large stone). When Pete apologized to Clark, Clark told him not to worry about it, since why should it bother him if someone thinks his wife is attractive?
17th Jul '17 4:52:08 PM rjd1922
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* The commercialized nature of superheroics in ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' makes appearance just as important as actual heroics (especially for heroes marketed on their sex appeal, such as [[MsFanservice Blue Rose]] and [[MrFanservice Barnaby Brooks Jr.]]). Thus, [[ShowWithinAShow HeroTV's]] provided the heroes with training facilities, which they use quite frequently in their down time.
* The soldiers of ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' are all shown to be in ''incredible'' shape, with washboard abs and lean, muscular physiques. It's entirely justified, as their equipment and standard [[BuildingSwing method of fighting]] requires them to be able to perform on the level of an Olympic gymnast or professional acrobat. A strong core and powerful leg muscles are [[AllThereInTheManual noted]] to be absolutely vital to using the 3-dimensional Maneuver Gear safely. Since the artist uses professional Mixed Martial Artists as models and references, their builds tend to accurately reflect how different body types build up muscle.
* In ''Manga/SailorMoon'' Minako, Haruka, Ami and Michiru are the only ones among the Sailor Soldiers shown to actually work out (Minako) or otherwise do intensive sports (Haruka is a runner, and, at least in the anime, Ami and Michiru swim often). Fittingly, Minako and Haruka are stated to be the most in-shape of the Senshi.
* In ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'', being in peak physical condition is a basic requirement for most Ghoul Investigators. Their career involves taking on superhuman beings that are physically superior to them in every fashion, so being in the best possible shape is necessary for survival. Some take it to greater extremes, with people like Koutarou Amon and Kuki Urie shown to be obsessive in their training regimens and absolutely ''ripped'' as a direct result. In '':Re'', training facilities are shown and discussion is held about the importance of being physically prepared because major Combat Operations are like very violent marathons, taxing them to their limits.
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* The commercialized nature of superheroics in ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' makes appearance just as important as actual heroics (especially for heroes marketed on their sex appeal, such as [[MsFanservice Blue Rose]] and [[MrFanservice Barnaby Brooks Jr.]]). Thus, [[ShowWithinAShow HeroTV's]] provided the heroes with training facilities, which they use quite frequently in their down time.
* The soldiers of ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' are all shown to be in ''incredible'' shape, with washboard abs and lean, muscular physiques. It's entirely justified, as their equipment and standard [[BuildingSwing method of fighting]] requires them to be able to perform on the level of an Olympic gymnast or professional acrobat. A strong core and powerful leg muscles are [[AllThereInTheManual noted]] to be absolutely vital to using the 3-dimensional Maneuver Gear safely. Since the artist uses professional Mixed Martial Artists as models and references, their builds tend to accurately reflect how different body types build up muscle.
* In ''Manga/SailorMoon'' Minako, Haruka, Ami and Michiru are the only ones among the Sailor Soldiers shown to actually work out (Minako) or otherwise do intensive sports (Haruka is a runner, and, at least in the anime, Ami and Michiru swim often). Fittingly, Minako and Haruka are stated to be the most in-shape of the Senshi.
* In ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'', being in peak physical condition is a basic requirement for most Ghoul Investigators. Their career involves taking on superhuman beings that are physically superior to them in every fashion, so being in the best possible shape is necessary for survival. Some take it to greater extremes, with people like Koutarou Amon and Kuki Urie shown to be obsessive in their training regimens and absolutely ''ripped'' as a direct result. In '':Re'', training facilities are shown and discussion is held about the importance of being physically prepared because major Combat Operations are like very violent marathons, taxing them to their limits.
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* The commercialized nature of superheroics in ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' makes appearance just as important as actual heroics (especially for heroes marketed on their sex appeal, such as [[MsFanservice Blue Rose]] and [[MrFanservice Barnaby Brooks Jr.]]). Thus, [[ShowWithinAShow HeroTV's]] provided the heroes with training facilities, which they use quite frequently in their down time.
* The soldiers of ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' are all shown to be in ''incredible'' shape, with washboard abs and lean, muscular physiques. It's entirely justified, as their equipment and standard [[BuildingSwing method of fighting]] requires them to be able to perform on the level of an Olympic gymnast or professional acrobat. A strong core and powerful leg muscles are [[AllThereInTheManual noted]] to be absolutely vital to using the 3-dimensional Maneuver Gear safely. Since the artist uses professional Mixed Martial Artists as models and references, their builds tend to accurately reflect how different body types build up muscle.
* In ''Manga/SailorMoon'' Minako, Haruka, Ami and Michiru are the only ones among the Sailor Soldiers shown to actually work out (Minako) or otherwise do intensive sports (Haruka is a runner, and, at least in the anime, Ami and Michiru swim often). Fittingly, Minako and Haruka are stated to be the most in-shape of the Senshi.
* In ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'', being in peak physical condition is a basic requirement for most Ghoul Investigators. Their career involves taking on superhuman beings that are physically superior to them in every fashion, so being in the best possible shape is necessary for survival. Some take it to greater extremes, with people like Koutarou Amon and Kuki Urie shown to be obsessive in their training regimens and absolutely ''ripped'' as a direct result. In '':Re'', training facilities are shown and discussion is held about the importance of being physically prepared because major Combat Operations are like very violent marathons, taxing them to their limits.
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15th Jul '17 5:48:39 PM WillKeaton
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** Flash Thompson was in the military for a few years and before that was [[JerkJock heavily into sports]] so it makes sense that he'd be muscular. However he is still kind of smaller in comparison to Eddie.

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** Flash Thompson was in the military for a few years and before that was [[JerkJock heavily into sports]] so it makes sense that he'd be muscular. However he is still kind of smaller in comparison to than Eddie.
15th Jul '17 5:47:36 PM WillKeaton
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** The fitting named Fat Buu. Although he is the weakest of all the other Buu forms, who fit into the LeanAndMean category, he is still one of the strongest characters in the series. His fat body absorbs almost all damage and he uses his fat to crush people.

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** The fitting fittingly named Fat Buu. Although he is the weakest of all the other Buu forms, who fit into the LeanAndMean category, he is still one of the strongest characters in the series. His fat body absorbs almost all damage and he uses his fat to crush people.
15th Jul '17 5:46:54 PM WillKeaton
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* The Blob (one of the ''ComicBook/XMen'''s villains) is a NighInvulnerable FatBastard. His resistance to damage is derived from his excessive elastic like-skin.

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* The Blob (one of the ''ComicBook/XMen'''s ComicBook/XMen's villains) is a NighInvulnerable FatBastard. His resistance to damage is derived from his excessive elastic like-skin.



* Subverted by ''[[http://www.internationalhero.co.uk/f/fatfury.htm Herbie The Fat Fury]].'' Superficially he is a fat, rotund, bespectacled loser with a [[Film/TheThreeStooges Moe Howard]] haircut, with a costume consisting of red longjohns and a toilet plunger on his head. But armed with his magic lollipops, he has enough powers and abilities to take on anyone like bank robbers, alien invaders, and ''Satan.''

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* Subverted by ''[[http://www.internationalhero.co.uk/f/fatfury.htm Herbie The Fat Fury]].'' Fury.]]'' Superficially he is a fat, rotund, bespectacled loser with a [[Film/TheThreeStooges Moe Howard]] haircut, with a costume consisting of red longjohns and a toilet plunger on his head. But armed with his magic lollipops, he has enough powers and abilities to take on anyone like bank robbers, alien invaders, and ''Satan.''
15th Jul '17 5:46:29 PM WillKeaton
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* Manga/OnePiece

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* Manga/OnePiece''Manga/OnePiece''
15th Jul '17 5:46:18 PM WillKeaton
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** The Saiyans are a race of {{Big Eater}}s. Goku is the best example of this that he will eat until his belly balloons. Despite this, Goku has no fat and have muscles coming everywhere.

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** The Saiyans are a race of {{Big Eater}}s. Goku is the best example of this that he will eat until his belly balloons. Despite this, Goku has no fat and have has muscles coming everywhere.
15th Jul '17 11:56:51 AM Schol-R-LEA
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** Attempts to duplicate the Exemplar trait by Devisors and Wizards are frequent, and almost invariably fail. The closest successes to date were Compiler (who gained a Barbie-doll like figure by means of nanotechnology, but [[GoneHorriblyRight now cannot control her super-strength or super-speed]]), Spark and Reach (who did it by accident), Delta Spike (who entrusted her life to a MadScientist and who might have been brainwashed into total subservience in the process), and Jobe's Drow (who were completely transformed into dark elves by the serum) [[note]]For those counting, that makes a total of eight partial successes out of literally hundreds of attempts[[/note]]. For the majority, such as Migraine (who became [[AndIMustScream trapped in an immobile exoskeleton and went insane]]), it didn't work out at all. Outside of the school, there are several examples as well, such as Dr. Venus' treatments (both those she uses herself and those for her 'studmuffins'), Akelarre's potion, and whatever it was which [[spoiler]]Belphegor[[/spoiler]] appears to have used by 2016, but most have some limitations attached to them (for example, Dr. Venus' treatments only last a limited time, and eventually need to be renewed, or replaced by some new treatment).

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** Attempts to duplicate the Exemplar trait by Devisors and Wizards are frequent, and almost invariably fail. The closest successes to date were Compiler (who gained a Barbie-doll like figure by means of nanotechnology, but [[GoneHorriblyRight now cannot control her super-strength or super-speed]]), Spark and Reach (who did it by accident), Delta Spike (who entrusted her life to a MadScientist and who might have been brainwashed into total subservience in the process), and Jobe's Drow (who were completely transformed into dark elves by the serum) [[note]]For those counting, that makes a total of eight partial successes out of literally hundreds of attempts[[/note]]. For the majority, such as Migraine (who became [[AndIMustScream trapped in an immobile exoskeleton and went insane]]), it didn't work out at all. Outside of the school, there are several examples as well, such as Dr. Venus' treatments (both those she uses herself and those for her 'studmuffins'), Akelarre's potion, and whatever it was which [[spoiler]]Belphegor[[/spoiler]] [[spoiler:Belphegor]] appears to have used by 2016, but most have some limitations attached to them (for example, Dr. Venus' treatments only last a limited time, and eventually need to be renewed, or replaced by some new treatment).
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