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29th Jun '16 7:22:11 AM Monolaf317
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* {{Deconstructed}}, of course, in ''Renegadepress.com'''s "A Very Thin Edge"; Zoey is startled to learn her friend Melanie belongs to a local pro-anorexia website and because of stress at home the site almost seduces Zoey. When she learns that the web master is actually bed ridden and under constant nursing care because of her disease, Zoey realizes how dangerous the sickness can be.
15th Jun '16 12:51:00 PM Vir
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** When put under the test of whose parenting skills are superior, Francine is allowed to raise Steve exclusively while Stan raises a clone called Steve-arino. Francine's HandsOffParenting for the sake of giving Steve space to learn from his mistakes turns him into a slovenly fat brat with bad hygiene. Naturally, Steve's extra chub makes it harder for him to get away from Steve-arino when [[spoiler: Steve-arino turns out to be a cat torturing sociopath planning to murder Steve for emergency body parts.]]
** While working as a newscaster in ''Anchorfran'', Francine's celebrity status gets her free meals whenever she wants at a Mexican restaurant. Stan starts exploiting this and puts on a lot of weight from constantly gorging himself on free food, even admitting he's been treating himself to 16 burritos a day. Stan remains fat for the rest of the episode, and while no one has any visible problem with this, Stan mentions all that spicy food [[spoiler: made his colon fall out, which he is apparently holding in place with ''duct tape'']]. He's later seen shoving a sheet cake into his face and eating it like a dog.

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** When put under the test of whose parenting skills are superior, Francine is allowed to raise Steve exclusively while Stan raises a clone called Steve-arino. Francine's HandsOffParenting for the sake of giving Steve space to learn from his mistakes turns him into a slovenly fat brat with bad hygiene. Naturally, Steve's extra chub makes it harder for him to get away from Steve-arino when [[spoiler: Steve-arino turns out to be a cat torturing cat-torturing sociopath planning to murder Steve for emergency body parts.]]
** While working as a newscaster in ''Anchorfran'', "Anchorfran", Francine's celebrity status gets her free meals whenever she wants at a Mexican restaurant. Stan starts exploiting this and puts on a lot of weight from constantly gorging himself on free food, even admitting he's been treating himself to 16 burritos a day. Stan remains fat for the rest of the episode, and while no one has any visible problem with this, Stan mentions all that spicy food [[spoiler: made his colon fall out, which he is apparently holding in place with ''duct tape'']]. He's later seen shoving a sheet cake into his face and eating it like a dog.
15th Jun '16 12:47:02 PM Vir
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These (usually female) characters are obsessed with dieting in order to reach the ideal; commenting on their figure is often [[BerserkButton a sensitive point]] for them. However, not all characters with WeightWoe are overweight; many are just HollywoodPudgy, and some are even told in-verse that they don't need to diet at all.

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These (usually female) characters are obsessed with dieting in order to reach the ideal; commenting on their figure is often [[BerserkButton a sensitive point]] for them. However, not all characters with WeightWoe Weight Woe are overweight; many are just HollywoodPudgy, and some are even told in-verse that they don't need to diet at all.



In fiction, however, {{Very Special Episode}}s notwithstanding, WeightWoe is usually PlayedForLaughs, most likely because of its sensitive nature and prevalence in real life. The control aspect is often ignored, and the cause of WeightWoe is almost always solely to do with a character's physical appearance, whether the issue is genuine or perceived.

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In fiction, however, {{Very Special Episode}}s notwithstanding, WeightWoe Weight Woe is usually PlayedForLaughs, most likely because of its sensitive nature and prevalence in real life. The control aspect is often ignored, and the cause of WeightWoe Weight Woe is almost always solely to do with a character's physical appearance, whether the issue is genuine or perceived.



Unfortunately, many people do have a WeightWoe in real life and are anorexic and/or bulimic as a result. If you're one of these people, please, please, ''please'', '''see a doctor'''.

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Unfortunately, many people do have a WeightWoe Weight Woe in real life and are anorexic and/or bulimic as a result. If you're one of these people, please, please, ''please'', '''see a doctor'''.
19th May '16 5:54:23 PM SnowyWolf
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* Generally speaking, woman not only gain weight more easily than men, but many have a significantly more difficult time losing it, particularly in the abdomen. There are theories as to why this is (stress from maintaining societies standards, as a side-effect of a woman's reproductive abilities, ect.), but many people are split on the exact reason. Along the same vine, regardless of gender, weight-loss becomes harder and harder as a person ages, so a twenty-year old would have a much easier time of it than a forty-year-old.
1st May '16 2:37:23 PM aye_amber
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* Half of [[{{Metalocalypse}} Dethklok's]] band members have body image issues. Pickles and Skwisgaar are both rather slender and Toki's absolutely ''ripped'' under his clothes, but Nathan and Murderface are on the heavy side. Nathan is a FormerlyFit example but is seen as a BigBeautifulMan due to the fact that he's more heavy than fat, while Murderface is out of shape and unattractive. Although in a later season episode, Nathan becomes increasingly concerned with his weight after accidentally breaking the hot tub by jumping into it, and being labeled unattractive on a recent news editorial.

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* Half of [[{{Metalocalypse}} [[WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}} Dethklok's]] band members have body image issues. Pickles and Skwisgaar are both rather slender and Toki's absolutely ''ripped'' under his clothes, but Nathan and Murderface are on the heavy side. Nathan is a FormerlyFit example but is seen as a BigBeautifulMan due to the fact that he's more heavy than fat, while Murderface is out of shape and unattractive. Although in a later season episode, Nathan becomes increasingly concerned with his weight after accidentally breaking the hot tub by jumping into it, and being labeled unattractive on a recent news editorial.
30th Apr '16 1:51:53 PM Assassin-sensei
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[[folder: Visual Novels]]
* In ''VisualNovel/StrawberryVinegar'', Rie mentions that her father enjoys cooking for her since he is unable to cook for her (already quite slim) mother, who is always on a diet.
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23rd Apr '16 11:09:27 AM TVRulezAgain
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* An episode of ''FullHouse'' had DJ crash-dieting so she'd look good in a bathing suit for a pool party. As per usual, she was talked down by a heart-to-heart with her dad and a big hug.

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* An episode of ''FullHouse'' ''Series/FullHouse'' had DJ crash-dieting so she'd look good in a bathing suit for a pool party. As per usual, she was talked down by a heart-to-heart with her dad and a big hug.
10th Apr '16 6:35:42 AM aye_amber
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* "Ana's Song (Open Fire)" by {{Music/Silverchair}}:
-->''"And you're my obsession''\\

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* "Ana's Song (Open Fire)" by {{Music/Silverchair}}:
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--> ''"And
you're my obsession''\\



* ''4st 7lb'' by ManicStreetPreachers is sung from the perspective of a girl who is enthusiastic about losing unhealthy amounts of weight. The lyrics were probably written by Richey Edwards, who was suffering from anorexia at the time.
--> Stomach collapsed at five
--> Lift up my skirt my sex is gone
--> Naked and lovely and 5st. 2
--> May I bud and never flower
* ''Sophie'' by Elanor [=McEvoy=] tells the story of a girl with anorexia.
* Canadian band Furnaceface's song "She Thinks She's Fat" includes the lyrics "She calls herself a cow/I say how 'bout a little bestiality." While it's Played for Laughs, the subject is also bulimic: "She eats ten buttered popcorns/and then she throws up..."

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* ''4st 7lb'' by ManicStreetPreachers Music/ManicStreetPreachers is sung from the perspective of a girl who is enthusiastic about losing unhealthy amounts of weight. The lyrics were probably written by Richey Edwards, who was suffering from anorexia at the time.
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--> Stomach collapsed at five
five
--> Lift up my skirt my sex is gone
gone
--> Naked and lovely and 5st. 2
2
--> May I bud and never flower
flower?
* ''Sophie'' by Elanor [=McEvoy=] [=Mc=]Evoy tells the story of a girl with anorexia.
* Canadian band Furnaceface's song "She Thinks She's Fat" includes the lyrics lyrics: "She calls herself a cow/I cow / I say how 'bout a little bestiality." While it's Played for Laughs, the subject is also bulimic: "She eats ten buttered popcorns/and popcorns / And then she throws up..."



* Anorexia Dear Friend by Stacie Orrico
* The video for Music/DaftPunk's "The Prime Time of Your Life" seems to be about a young girl who sees herself as very fat while seeing everyone else as skeletons. Eventually [[spoiler:she tears her skin off and kills herself in an attempt to be like everyone else.]]

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* Anorexia Dear Friend by Stacie Orrico
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* The video for Music/DaftPunk's "The Prime Time of Your Life" seems to be about a young girl who sees herself as very fat while seeing everyone else as skeletons. Eventually [[spoiler:she [[spoiler: she tears her skin off and kills herself in an attempt to be like everyone else.]]



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* This happens to Stella Stone in ''Theatre/GreatBritain'' when she keeps losing weight for Page 7 of the Free Press and becomes anorexic. Unlike most examples of this trope, this was taken ''very'' seriously, turning first act comic relief and BrainlessBeauty into a KnightOfCerebus and [[CerebusSyndrome causing the play to take a fairly dark turn]]. [[spoiler:She ends up being hospitalised early in the second act, and despite being force-fed she eventually reaches the point where her body is just starting to die, in no small part due to Paige's manipulation. By the end of the play, she is dead.]]

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* This happens to Stella Stone in ''Theatre/GreatBritain'' when she keeps losing weight for Page 7 of the Free Press and becomes anorexic. Unlike most examples of this trope, this was taken ''very'' seriously, turning first act comic relief and BrainlessBeauty into a KnightOfCerebus and [[CerebusSyndrome causing the play to take a fairly dark turn]]. [[spoiler:She turn.]] [[spoiler: She ends up being hospitalised early in the second act, and despite being force-fed she eventually reaches the point where her body is just starting to die, in no small part due to Paige's manipulation. By the end of the play, she is dead.]]



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* Amy Rose took this UpToEleven in ''VideoGame/SonicBattle'', being obsessed with boxercising and later being coached by [[RobotBuddy Emerl]], who instructed her to do 100 push-ups and eat nothing but salad with no dressing. This is taken to creepy levels as, rather than merely lamenting about her weight and failing to maintain a diet like most examples, Amy really appears to be suffering from an eating disorder.

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* Amy Rose took this UpToEleven in ''VideoGame/SonicBattle'', ''VideoGame/SonicBattle,'' being obsessed with boxercising and later being coached by [[RobotBuddy Emerl]], Emerl,]] who instructed her to do 100 push-ups and eat nothing but salad with no dressing. This is taken to creepy levels as, rather than merely lamenting about her weight and failing to maintain a diet like most examples, Amy really appears to be suffering from an eating disorder.
2nd Apr '16 5:20:31 AM Morgenthaler
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** An ActionLeagueNow short was basically a reversal of ''Literature/{{Thinner}}'' with the Chief getting cursed into obesity by a scam fortune teller with actual powers.

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** An ActionLeagueNow WesternAnimation/ActionLeagueNow short was basically a reversal of ''Literature/{{Thinner}}'' with the Chief getting cursed into obesity by a scam fortune teller with actual powers.
30th Mar '16 8:36:22 PM SarcasmKid
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* A variant happens in ''Anime/YuGiOh''. Leon Wilson's deck of fairy tale cards features a "Gingerbread House" magic card. When active, the Gingerbread House can be used to target an opponent's monster and increase their attack points by 600. If said monster's attack goes over 2500, the monster gets destroyed and Leon gains 500 life points. When Leon uses it on Rebecca Hopkin's Luster Dragon, the Luster Dragon becomes rather bloated before being destroyed. The entire strategy is an obvious ShoutOut to ''FairyTale/HanselAndGretel''.


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** While working as a newscaster in ''Anchorfran'', Francine's celebrity status gets her free meals whenever she wants at a Mexican restaurant. Stan starts exploiting this and puts on a lot of weight from constantly gorging himself on free food, even admitting he's been treating himself to 16 burritos a day. Stan remains fat for the rest of the episode, and while no one has any visible problem with this, Stan mentions all that spicy food [[spoiler: made his colon fall out, which he is apparently holding in place with ''duct tape'']]. He's later seen shoving a sheet cake into his face and eating it like a dog.
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