Created By: captainpat on April 24, 2013 Last Edited By: maxwellsilver on June 12, 2013
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Big Breast Pride

Has large breasts and is proud of them

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Per this discussion. We're trying to see if the pride section of Big Breasts, Big Deal can stand on its own as a page.

A character has large breasts and is proud them. Large breasts are considered attractive in a lot of cultures so in fiction it's not uncommon for a character to enjoy the advantages or at least feel they should be advantaged because of their large breasts.

Characters like these are prone to parading their "assets" in the presence of male company, sometimes with a little extra bounce in their step, and may often brag about them, unknowingly in front of less fortunate, usually younger and self-conscious female characters. Likely to view their "development" as a way to get what they want, they are proud of their physical attractivenesss. Also unlikely to openly tease distracted young men for staring too long, as it makes them feel hot.

Contrast to Petite Pride and A-Cup Angst.


Examples:

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
  • Ichiko Sakura from Binbō-gami ga! views her F-cup breasts as another benefit of her abnormally high luck. She even views it an a compliment whenever people try to make fun of her large breasts.
  • Rangiku Matsumoto from Bleach is pretty much shameless in this regard. While she does flaunt them, she's not vain or really arrogant on the matter, and rarely does she use them for seduction purposes. But then she fits to a T when it comes to Nanao. She constantly brags about the size of her breasts to the more average sized, but cute nerdy girl.
  • Kanako Oomori from Cage of Eden views her large breasts as her only redeemable feature since she feels she's too clumsy to be of use to anyone.
  • Fuji-Sensei from Chitose Get You!! tells Chitose that she can't be treated as an adult because she doesn't have large breasts all the while bouncing her own breasts to brag.
  • Eiken's Kirika Misono just loves using them to embarrass (and "attempt to seduce") Butt Monkey protagonist Densuke... both clothed and in nude.
  • Siesta from The Familiar of Zero becomes very boastful about her large breasts due to her love interest Saito preference for large breasts and her rival Louise being flat chested. She frequently brags about her large breasts to Louise and her favorite seduction technique is to let, and in some cases force Saito to touch her breasts.
  • Carul Mendosa (or Carmen99) in GUN×SWORD is very proud of her chest. The 99 in her name refers to her measurements.
  • In Neon Genesis Evangelion the first image the audience and Shinji see of Misato is a photo she sent to Shinji of her bent over showing off her cleavage and an arrow pointing to her cleavage with the caption "Pay attention!!"
  • In Hayate the Combat Butler, when Hayate mentions that he's noticed Athena's growth after their meeting and battling after ten years, Athena questions what part he noticed, and makes sure that he answers correctly.
  • Miki from Hell Teacher Nube loves her large chest, tries to flaunt them whenever she can, and brags about them to her flat-chested rival Kyouko.
  • In an episode of Inukami! Yoko is distressed over Keita's infatuation with the seemingly perfect Nadeshiko who moves in with them. Her worries momentarily vanish and she becomes boastful when it seems that Nadeshiko doesn't have large breasts like her but after forcing her to show her breasts she finds out not only does Nadeshiko have large breasts but they're also larger than hers.
  • Kanokon's Chizuru frequently uses her large chest to seduce her love interest Kôta. In an episode she gets really down when a curse temporary removes her assets.
  • Yuriko in Kotoura-san; mainly demonstrated in the Beach Episode, in which her persistent self-Gainaxing completely fails to impress Daichi.
  • A lot of female characters from Manyu Hikencho, unsurprisingly since it takes place in an alternate feudal Japan (specifically set in an alternate Edo era), breasts mean everything. A lot of women, more spefically noblewomen like to flaunt there breasts or walk around with an air of superiority
  • At least during the early part of the Rosario + Vampire manga, Kurumu was very proud of her... talents... and regularly taunted a smaller girl about it.
  • Bloodberry from Saber Marionette J who's the bustiest of the main character's, Otaru, trio of robot girls, likes to use her assets to flirt with him constantly and teases Cherry for her lack of endowment.
  • Charlotte E. Yeager or Shirley from Strike Witches seem to have no qualms about showing off her breasts and allowing her comrades to grope and fondle them. She even declares her rack is better when another big breasted Witch shows up.
  • Double Subverted in a episode of UFO Princess Valkyrie where Hydra jokingly tells Valkyrie to make Akina's breast bigger, and Valkyrie does. At first Akina's looks like she's going to hurt Valkyrie but thanks her instead. Her breast go back to their small size and she gets angry when Hydra jokes about it.
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[[folder:Film -- Live Action]]
  • Rhiannon from Easy A gets excited with Olive lists one of her personal identifiers as "Big Tits"
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[[folder:Literature]]
  • Beli from The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao becomes extremely well-endowed when she hits puberty. She's initially ashamed about her breasts, but soon begins flaunting them when she realizes that they make men fall all over her.
  • The title character of The Savannah Reid Mysteries is Fat and Proud, and on the few occasions she is insecure about her weight, she claims that being large has also given her a big chest, which makes her more attractive to some than being skinny would.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
  • Kitty Sanchez from Arrested Development after she gets breast implant constantly accuses Michael of stare at her chest when he's clearly not and any time he doesn't give into her demands she flashes him and tells him to "say goodbye to these!". She seems unaware that her implants have made her breasts lopsided.
  • In one episode of Seinfeld, Jerry dumps his girlfriend Sidra after Elaine convinces him that her breasts are the result of implants. A miffed Sidra (played by Teri Hatcher) exits with this line:
    Sidra: And by the way, they're real--and they're spectacular.
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[[folder:Videogames]]
  • Vert from Neptunia, when she's transformed into Green Heart. She even lords her giant headlights over Blanc/White Heart during the opening sequence of the first game.
    Green Heart: Breasts are symbolic for both maturity and fertility. The size of my bust equates my aptitude as a goddess.
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  • Jamie from Girls with Slingshots gets flattered when one of her friends mentions her large breasts as her best feature.
    Maureen: Jamie, your breasts are...legendary.
    Jamie: You can say it twice. I consider them each a separate legend.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
  • In an episode of Braceface Sharon gets a pump bra to give her more prominent breasts and enjoys all the attention she gets and that more people are treat her like an adult. Her best friend tells her that it has nothing to due with the bra it's just that she's acting more confident but Sharon is insistent that it's because of the bra. Unfortunately, the bra would end up being a source of embarrassment when it malfunctions during a party, expands way too much, and makes her a laughingstock.
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Community Feedback Replies: 36
  • April 24, 2013
    captainpat
    Here are some examples from Big Breasts Big Deal that need proper or more detailed context before they can be put on this page

    Anime and Manga
    • Love Hina:
      • Mitsune "Kitsune" Konno. Poor Keitaro.
      • And semi-expy Kazumi Asakura from Mahou Sensei Negima. Luckily, she's one of the few girls who is only interested in Negi because he's a wizard rather than seeing him as a romantic interest.
    • Satella from Chrono Crusade knows what she has and shows it off.
    • Ami from Toradora. Ami did get enough Character Development to stop doing this...and the whole Drama Bomb halfway through the anime when it's revealed that Taiga's Jerkass father has given her some minor Broken Bird tendencies.
    • Urd from Ah My Goddess, once outright stating this was her view. Peorth and Hild also appear to qualify.
    • Satsuki from Ichigo One Hundred Percent after her numerous attacks on Manaka.
    • From Macross Frontier, "My breasts are different. They give people hopes and dreams!" Sheryl Nome, such a big deal that each of her breasts have their own Fan Nickname.

    Comic Books
    • Raven Hex, from the Tarot series is a twisted version of this type. She openly flaunts her breasts, but will literally poke the eyes out of any man who she catches noticing them.

    Video Games
    • Mabinogi: Unlike Nao, Rua is quite happy with her endowments, and has no problem using them to get what she wants.
    • Judith from Tales Of Vesperia wears her assets with pride.

    Visual Novels
    • April May, the initial female antagonist in the Ace Attorney series, is a pretty definite case (when she doesn't get angry).
    • Kurugaya of Little Busters, as The Tease, is definitely pretty proud of her large breasts, though she does think it's a bit weird when Haruka goes on and on about them.

  • April 24, 2013
    ohnoesazombie
    How could you forget Power Girl ? Her costume even has a built-in Cleavage Window.
  • April 24, 2013
    MarqFJA
    IINM, Power Girl does not exhibit any noticeable pride about her breasts' largeness, Cleavage Window notwithstanding.
  • April 24, 2013
    shoruke
    There's Sheena, from Tales Of Symphonia. She has pretty much the biggest (or at least most obvious) rack in the entirety of two planets, and she is definitely not ashamed of having them. But she will beat the stuffing out of you if you call attention to them, as Zelos can attest. With that said, you'd think she'd have the wit to do up her shirt properly, at least when Zelos is around...
  • April 25, 2013
    Arivne
    Added Namespaces and italicization to OP example work titles.
  • April 26, 2013
    AmyGdala
    Early replies don't bode well for this trope's future. If you make a page for "big breast pride" people will use it to pothole "big breasts," even if the character shows no pride in them or actively beats you for noticing them.
  • April 28, 2013
    Protar
    Isn't this all covered in Big Breasts Big Deal ? Maybe just change the name of that trope to something more inclusive of different attitudes women have to their breasts, rather than focusing on the negative reactions.
  • April 28, 2013
    captainpat
    ^ See the top of the page. Big Breasts Big Deal is too broad so we're seeing if we can split some of the sections into their own pages.

    ^^ All that says is that they didn't read the description or that the description and/or laconic isn't clear enough. So I'm all ears if some can suggest something clearer.
  • April 28, 2013
    AmyGdala
    Did you read that post in the TRS thread about linking breast pride, ass pride, cock pride all into one trope?
  • April 28, 2013
    captainpat
    ^ Like what, body part pride? No, not yet but sounds way too broad to put on one page.
  • April 28, 2013
    Protar
    Yeah body part pride is far to broad, and really just seems like squeamishness about mentioning sexual body parts imo. Good self-image can perhaps be a supertrope?
  • April 28, 2013
    AmyGdala
    As in, Proud Of Sexual Assets. Because they're different body parts, but the same trope. (As opposed to Big Breasts Big Deal, which was all about one body part but covered various tropes and was altogether not a trope at all)
  • April 28, 2013
    captainpat
    ^ I don't think fiction treats those parts similarly enough to put them all on one page. A character's pride in the penis size has more to do with their manliness and/or sexual performance. While a character's pride in their bust size has more to do with their femininity, maturity and/or physical attractiveness. Also the way characters show pride in those feature tend to be really different.
  • April 28, 2013
    gallium
    This is definitely a trope. I agree with @captainpat above that it is definitely a unique trope and @Protar that squeamishness is the only reason not to recognize this as a unique trope. If A Cup Angst is its own trope (as is Teeny Weenie, as is Bigger Is Better In Bed) then this can stand as its own trope. It will, of course, require monitoring to prevent gushing about big breasts or simply listing characters with big breasts (Joan Holloway has never bragged about them).
  • April 28, 2013
    gallium
    Although now that I think about it I wonder if this is a variant of Buxom Is Better.
  • April 28, 2013
    captainpat
    We have a ton of examples so some hats would be good about now.

    Buxom Is Better is when a character is more attractive to other characters because of her large breasts. It's about other characters reactions while this is about the character herself's reaction.

  • April 29, 2013
    AmyGdala
    We have a ton of examples, but examples of what?

    As you say, pride in bust size can be about pride pride in femininity, pride in maturity or pride in physical attractiveness. What we have here is lots of people happy with their breasts but not together forming a trope. We have someone declaring that breasts symbolize fertility, which surely is a trope, but isn't just "proud of her breasts." We have a few examples of I Have Boobs You Must Obey. We have several people who are proud of having recently gotten plastic surgery, which is the same trope as people proud of other kinds of plastic surgery, but it isn't the same trope as "proud of being attractive."
  • April 29, 2013
    captainpat
    ^ the reasoning why may be different but at the end of the day for these characters whose large breasts are a source of pride and/or feel give them an advantage.
  • April 29, 2013
    AmyGdala
    That is true. I just don't think "characters whose large breasts are a source of pride and/or feel give them an advantage" means anything. People are proud of their breasts in real life, for several reasons. People are proud of their breasts in fiction, for several reasons. What's the storyline significance? (Answer: each is significant in its own way, but they don't together form a trope.) This isn't much of an improvement on "People find their big breasts significant in various ways."
  • April 29, 2013
    captainpat
    ^ Well, it helps to characterize them and shows that it's a feature they deem important.
  • April 29, 2013
    SeptimusHeap
    ^^I feel you are really stretching this. Yes, I know I don't get the breast obsession either, but "large breasts as a source of pride" usually has a story significance (like, you know, the pride)
  • April 29, 2013
    AmyGdala
    It can sure have story significance, but so can Significant Breasts. But it still leaves us listing examples that are independently significant without exactly form a single trope.

    I ask again, what's the difference between having pride in your big breasts versus having pride in your legs or your face? And you answer: the latter two may just be beauty, while breasts are about sexuality specifically, or about maternity, or maturity, or self actualization in the case of surgery.

    So I say - put the examples of people proud of the breasts' beauty on Proud Beauty. Put the examples of people proud of their physical sexuality on a page that includes other body parts too. YKTTW a Maternal Breasts page. YKTTW a page about getting breasts in puberty, (which should take lots of the content currently on A Cup Angst). Make a Just Back From Plastic Surgery page.

    I don't mind breast pages. Let's have ALL of the breast pages! But let's have each focus on a trope.
  • April 29, 2013
    SeptimusHeap
    "Proudness over brest size" is considerably narrower than "significant breasts", though.
  • April 29, 2013
    AmyGdala
    It is. This is better than that earlier page.
  • April 29, 2013
    captainpat
    ^^^ Big Breasts Big Deal and Significant Breasts aren't the same thing.

    Proud Beauty is about a character taking pride in the fact that other characters find them attractive. Not every case of a character taking pride in their large breasts involves other characters finding them attractive or their breasts being portrayed as part of their beauty. Especially ones that overlap with Gag Boobs or Not Distracted By The Sexy.

    Also most of those page you're suggesting, I see no reason why they can't exist independently of this one.

    Not really seeing a problem here. A character who's proud of there large breasts is definitely a thing, there's significance to the story and/or character and the reasons for their pride and how they go about showing it in their breasts is different from other body parts.
  • April 29, 2013
    Fighteer
    Can we please have no more breast tropes? It's bad enough that we have as many as we do.
  • April 29, 2013
    captainpat
    ^ Is it a problem if they're actually tropes? Of all our Anatomy Tropes they seem to be the least.
  • April 29, 2013
    DennisDunjinman
    There's some real life dissonance to this trope which may be mentioned on related breast trope pages.

    While some people may be proud of their large bust size, it can be a case of being Blessed With Suck, as having larger breasts essentially means that the woman is carrying huge weights that are permanently attached to her chest, and they can be tough to walk with and can hurt a lot. Those with remarkably large breasts understand this as a fact of life.

    Also, biologically speaking, humans have the largest breast to body size ratio of all primate species. (My biology professor, who was male, joked about this observation by stating that human males were dumb perverts and that breast size didn't matter at all regarding their true purpose: nutrient dispensing for offspring).
  • May 1, 2013
    gallium
    Just remembered an example which fits this trope perfectly and which I'm surprised wasn't already here.

    Live Action TV
    • In one of the most famous episodes of Seinfeld, Jerry dumps his girlfriend Sidra after Elaine convinces him that her breasts are the result of implants. A miffed Sidra (played by Teri Hatcher) exits with this line:
      Sidra: And by the way, they're real--and they're spectacular.
  • May 5, 2013
    Dawnwing
    Literature:

    • The title character of The Savannah Reid Mysteries is Fat And Proud, and on the few occasions she is insecure about her weight, she claims that being large has also given her a big chest, which makes her more attractive to some than being skinny would.
  • May 15, 2013
    captainpat
    bump
  • June 7, 2013
    peccantis
    Breast augmentation should not be linked to Breast Expansion.
  • June 9, 2013
    maxwellsilver
    I think it's ready.

    Like I said in the TRS thread, we should change Big Breasts Big Deal to just indifference, possibly make a new disambiguation page, and make a new trope for oblivious (maybe Oblivious Fanservice Girl?).
  • June 10, 2013
    maxwellsilver
  • June 11, 2013
    Chernoskill
    • In Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach, Lt. Debbie Callahan uses her breasts and overall good-looks in various situations (although I can't remember any details :()
  • June 12, 2013
    captainpat
    ^ sounds more like I Have Boobs You Must Obey.
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