Somebody has to hold the sky up, or it ll fall down.
This wiki has Load-Bearing Boss, Barrier Maiden, Turtles All The Way Down, and Atlas Pose, but Do We Have This One?? Needs Examples Somebody has to hold up the sky, or it will fall down and Bad Things will happen. For some reason, inanimate objects like pillars just won't do. So, the job falls to this guy, or guys. He (or she, or they) is preferrably very strong, and is likely a god or other supernatural being. There he stands, for all time, Holding Up The Sky, and woe betide the world if anybody kills him or knocks him out. Holding Up The Sky originates with Egyptian Mythology. Obviously, this is a Discredited Trope in Real Life, but it can still show up in fiction. If the character is unwilling and unhappy with their lot, and/or the bad guys want to take him out to cause an apocalypse, he/she may be a Barrier Maiden as well. If killing or defeating him is the object of some quest, he may double as a Load-Bearing Boss. Atlas Pose not required. ---