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8th May '16 1:14:32 PM Floria
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* Mentioned in ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' fluff as a source of self-image issues for half-orcs. Half-orc boys raised among orcs feel like ninety pound weaklings and half-orc girls raised among humans feel like {{Brawn Hilda}}s.
27th Apr '16 12:29:54 PM McJeff
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* Creator/RondaRousey has gone on record saying she's not a fan of the way her body looks when she's in fighting shape (and thus at her most muscular), and feels unfeminine like that.
2nd Mar '16 10:36:07 AM Paranoia
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* The first ever CutAwayGag in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' showed a skinny and weak UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler in a gym, called Das Gym, struggling with a small set of barbells and glaring angrily at a [[MatzoFever musclebound Jewish man surrounded by beautiful women]].

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* The first ever CutAwayGag in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' showed followed a comment about how a poor self-body-image has created lots of problems, cut away to... a skinny and weak UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler in a gym, called Das Gym, struggling with a small set of barbells and glaring angrily at a [[MatzoFever musclebound Jewish man surrounded by beautiful women]].
26th Jan '16 6:15:25 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Gender inverted in ''Manga/GekkanShoujoNozakiKun''. Nozaki's angst is about [[{{Hunk}} having too much]]--as a ShoujoGenre {{mangaka}}, that means he can't use his own body as a model as his readers prefer {{bishonen}}.

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* Gender inverted in ''Manga/GekkanShoujoNozakiKun''.''Manga/MonthlyGirlsNozakiKun''. Nozaki's angst is about [[{{Hunk}} having too much]]--as a ShoujoGenre {{mangaka}}, that means he can't use his own body as a model as his readers prefer {{bishonen}}.
14th Dec '15 12:33:02 AM ChrisX
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* Inverted by Guan Yinping in ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors 8''; she thinks that she doesn't have ''enough'' muscles, despite the fact that [[GlacierWaif she doesn't need them]] [[SuperStrength to hoist a weapon bigger than she is with one hand]].

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* Inverted by Guan Yinping in ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors 8''; she thinks that she doesn't have ''enough'' muscles, despite the fact that [[GlacierWaif she doesn't need them]] [[SuperStrength to hoist a weapon bigger than she is with one hand]].
hand]]. Also, she's female when this type of angst is mostly AlwaysMale.
30th Oct '15 5:27:40 PM Discar
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* Jared of ''ManlyGuysDoingManlyThings'' starts trying to work out after being the one scrawny guy in a temp office full of TestosteronePoisoning. Commander Badass, the head of said office, warns him that chasing a body image as a solution to your life problems is a quick path down the road of disappointment and eating disorders. Jared, being [[CloudCuckooLander Jared]], completely misses the point.

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* Jared of ''ManlyGuysDoingManlyThings'' ''Webcomic/ManlyGuysDoingManlyThings'' starts trying to work out after being the one scrawny guy in a temp office full of TestosteronePoisoning. Commander Badass, the head of said office, warns him that chasing a body image as a solution to your life problems is a quick path down the road of disappointment and eating disorders. Jared, being [[CloudCuckooLander Jared]], completely misses the point.
24th Oct '15 11:56:48 PM Dvandemon
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* The film adaption of [[ComicBook/GenerationX Generation X]] [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute replaces Husk]] with a girl whose power is a form of SuperStrength where MusclesAreMeaningful who angsts over what's described as grotesquely overdeveloped musculature.

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* The film adaption of [[ComicBook/GenerationX Generation X]] [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute replaces Husk]] with a girl whose power is a form of SuperStrength where MusclesAreMeaningful who that angsts over what's described as grotesquely overdeveloped musculature.
24th Oct '15 11:56:21 PM Dvandemon
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* The film adaption of [[ComicBook/GenerationX Generation X]] [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute replaces Husk]] with a girl whose power is a form of SuperStrength where MusclesAreMeaningful who angsts over what's described as grotesquely overdeveloped musculature.
29th Sep '15 6:13:14 AM Brainiac0982
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* Variation in ''Manga/PokemonSpecial''. Ruby claims that he doesn't train his Pokemon for battles in fear that they will gain ugly muscles. [[spoiler:Looks to be a case of MusclesAreMeaningless, as it turns out his Pokemon are in fact very powerful and well-trained.]]

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* Variation in ''Manga/PokemonSpecial''.''Manga/PokemonAdventures''. Ruby claims that he doesn't train his Pokemon for battles in fear that they will gain ugly muscles. [[spoiler:Looks to be a case of MusclesAreMeaningless, as it turns out his Pokemon are in fact very powerful and well-trained.]]
11th Sep '15 12:29:24 PM RaustBD
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* '''Not Enough Muscle''': The AlwaysMale version. A weak or skinny male character angsts about not being muscular. The focus may be on how this affects his [[WomenPreferStrongMen success with women]], his usefulness in sports/combat, or his attractiveness. If the focus is on his success with women, WeaknessTurnsHerOn may come into play as a solution/counterpoint. Unlike breast size, [[ACupAngst which is mostly unchangeable]] without surgery, it is possible to build muscle, so whether this trope is [[JustifiedTrope justified]] or not depends on there being a health reason for the male being incapable of doing so.

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* '''Not Enough Muscle''': The AlwaysMale version. A weak or skinny male character angsts about not being muscular. The focus may be on how this affects his [[WomenPreferStrongMen success with women]], his usefulness in sports/combat, or his attractiveness. If the focus is on his success with women, WeaknessTurnsHerOn may come into play as a solution/counterpoint. Unlike breast size, [[ACupAngst which is mostly unchangeable]] without surgery, it is possible to build muscle, so whether this trope is [[JustifiedTrope justified]] or not depends on there being a health reason for the male being incapable of doing so. Alternatively it could be a case of them lamenting how high the price for them to gain muscle would be (if, for example, they wouldn't have time for it without giving up parts of their lives very precious to them, or fundamentally changing who they are).
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