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15th Mar '17 12:35:19 PM troodos
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* Like Spider-Man, Franchise/TheFlash (any of them) are often drawn as "jogger" rather than "bodybuilder". Which makes sense since they're [[SuperSpeed fast]] rather than strong.

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* Like Spider-Man, Franchise/TheFlash (any of them) are often drawn as "jogger" rather than "bodybuilder". Which makes sense since they're [[SuperSpeed fast]] rather than strong. This does vary between them, however, with [[MrFanservice Wally]] and Jay (who was a football player in college) tending to be closer to this trope than Barry and Bart.
25th Jan '17 8:27:31 PM PrincessGwen
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* Compared to the rest of the magic users in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', [[HotBlooded Odin]] is quite muscular ([[MrFanservice with his Dark Mage outfit flaunting his figure to boot]]), and although he starts off in a class that can only cast magic, [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration his strength growth and magic growth are almost equal to one another]], and his initial reclassing option is a class that uses swords. [[spoiler:As he's actually Owain from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', who was a sword-wielding myrmidon in that game,]] it's far more than justified, and this is actually addressed in his supports with Hinata and Orochi in the ''Revelations'' path of the game.

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* Compared to the rest of the magic users in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', [[HotBlooded Odin]] is quite muscular ([[MrFanservice with his Dark Mage outfit flaunting his figure to boot]]), and although he starts off in a class that can only cast magic, [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration his strength growth and magic growth are almost equal to one another]], and his initial reclassing option is a class that uses swords. [[spoiler:As he's actually Owain from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', who was a sword-wielding myrmidon in that game,]] it's far more than justified, and this is actually addressed in his supports with Hinata and Orochi in the ''Revelations'' ''Revelation'' path of the game.
29th Dec '16 5:09:35 PM DustSnitch
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* One of the key reasons the ''Podcast/PlumbingTheDeathStar'' episode "Why Isn't Nightcrawler Fat" exists is that there are no conventionally fat members of the ComicBook/XMen even if most of them have powers with no relation to physical exertion. Ultimately, the three cast members agree to the "Joel Duscher Bird Theory," the idea that mutant powers must [[CastFromCalories burn calories and fat like physical exercise]], although that comes with its own problems and [[invoked]] FridgeLogic.
20th Dec '16 9:18:20 PM ChojinPatriarch
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* While most super heroines in ''Webcomic/GrrlPower'' are [[http://www.grrlpowercomic.com/archives/94 incredibility photogenic]] and highly muscled, the main character Sydney Scoville is not, due to her powers coming from an external artifact. Harem is also fairly average looking compared to the others.

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* While most super heroines in ''Webcomic/GrrlPower'' are [[http://www.grrlpowercomic.com/archives/94 com/archives/876 incredibility photogenic]] and highly muscled, the main character Sydney Scoville is not, due to her powers coming from an external artifact. Harem is also fairly average looking compared to the others.
7th Dec '16 7:19:21 PM Taskmaster123
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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?
1st Dec '16 6:30:13 AM EDP
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* When transformed, the Guardians of Kandrakar from ''ComicBook/{{WITCH}}'' [[SexierAlterEgo look like they'd]] ''[[SexierAlterEgo want]]'' [[SexierAlterEgo to look when older]]. This is best shown by Cornelia, who, being perfectly happy with her body shape, [[OlderAlterEgo merely transforms in an older version of herself]].

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* When transformed, the Guardians of Kandrakar from ''ComicBook/{{WITCH}}'' [[SexierAlterEgo look like they'd]] ''[[SexierAlterEgo want]]'' [[SexierAlterEgo to look when older]].older]] thanks to their magic. This is best shown by Cornelia, who, being perfectly happy with her body shape, [[OlderAlterEgo merely transforms in an older version of herself]].
1st Dec '16 6:29:00 AM EDP
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* When transformed, the Guardians of Kandrakar from ''ComicBook/{{WITCH}}'' [[SexierAlterEgo look like they'd]] ''[[SexierAlterEgo want]]'' [[SexierAlterEgo to look when older]]. This is best shown by Cornelia, who, being perfectly happy with her body shape, [[OlderAlterEgo merely transforms in an older version of herself]].
28th Nov '16 6:31:04 PM nombretomado
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* ''Webcomic/BeyondTheCanopy'' parodied this when Greliz draws a poster depicting Glenn (who's scrappy but not at all muscular) as a mix of ConanTheBarbarian and TheIncredibleHulk. Another character points out "Muscles don't work like that."

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* ''Webcomic/BeyondTheCanopy'' parodied this when Greliz draws a poster depicting Glenn (who's scrappy but not at all muscular) as a mix of ConanTheBarbarian Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian and TheIncredibleHulk. Another character points out "Muscles don't work like that."
19th Nov '16 6:40:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* An interesting example in {{Warbreaker}}, the [[PhysicalGod returned]] have the appearance that is, to their individual taste, perfect, along with the fitness that comes with it. However, they are useless in a fight, because their pampered lifestyle leaves them unprepared for pain and they have no combat training unless they had it when they died.
* In ''WearingTheCape'', Atlas, the setting's Superman character, wears a sculpted muscle-suit that mimics a Mister Atlas body. Elsewhere, Hope notes that not all superheroes can get away with spandex, and the Hollywood Knights are chosen not just for their powers but also for their physiques (often the result of personal trainers and plastic surgeons).

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* An interesting example in {{Warbreaker}}, ''Literature/{{Warbreaker}}'', the [[PhysicalGod returned]] have the appearance that is, to their individual taste, perfect, along with the fitness that comes with it. However, they are useless in a fight, because their pampered lifestyle leaves them unprepared for pain and they have no combat training unless they had it when they died.
* In ''WearingTheCape'', ''Literature/WearingTheCape'', Atlas, the setting's Superman character, wears a sculpted muscle-suit that mimics a Mister Atlas body. Elsewhere, Hope notes that not all superheroes can get away with spandex, and the Hollywood Knights are chosen not just for their powers but also for their physiques (often the result of personal trainers and plastic surgeons).
7th Nov '16 3:59:47 PM Schol-R-LEA
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* ''WhateleyUniverse'' has the Exemplar power set to justify it in character.
** However, even those with the Exemplar trait don't always possess this, since the power literally shapes the person according to their idealized version of themselves. A heroic build is merely the most common result of this.

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* ''WhateleyUniverse'' has the Exemplar power set to justify it in character.
[[JustifiedTrope justify]] this in-universe; an estimated 20% of WU mutants have some degree of this trait.
** However, even those with the Exemplar trait don't always possess this, since the power literally shapes the person according to their idealized version of themselves.themselves (or in some cases, [[BodyHorror a reflection of their worst fears]]). A heroic build is merely the most common result of this.



** 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 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 was nearly 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 trapped in an immobile exoskeleton and went insane), it didn't work out at all.

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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), super-speed]]), Spark and Reach (who did it by accident), Delta Spike (who entrusted her life to a MadScientist and was nearly 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), insane]]), it didn't work out at all.
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