Created By: MarqFJA on January 13, 2010
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Buxom

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Launched as Booberiffic, which was Cut....

Do We Have This? Should We Have This?? Needs a Better Description. Maybe Needs a Better Title. Rolling Updates. Up for Grabs.

spinoff from this thread.

Update: Rebooting to Mammae Majores YKTTW...


Basically an at least reasonably attractive female character who is notable for having large breasts, or at least substantially larger than average amung the other characters. It's usually either lampshaded in-universe, or sufficiently obvious that there's no need.

What this is not:
  • Gag Boobs. Gag Boobs are portrayed unrealistically, exaggerated, emphasized, or defy the laws of physics or reason soley as a Running Gag. Buxom does not emphasize unrealistic aspects of the portrayal, and the breasts in question should not be outside the known human range for a person of that overall body shape and size. The size of a Buxom character's chest may be lampshaded, Played for Drama if it is an inconvenience, or Played for Laughs, but it is just poking fun at reality, not making a Running Gag out of it.
  • Most Common Superpower. Most Common Superpower suggests that female superheroes tend to have the same general sort of breasts (large, firm, and sticking straight out from their already bulging upper torso) almost as this was one of their Stock Superpowers. This character might have the same body shape, but without the superpowers. Alternately, if a superhero team has four female superheroes with DD-cups and one with F-cups, the F-cup one might be this trope and the others are Most Common Superpower.
  • Boobs of Steel. Boobs of Steel requires that there is a clear correlation between bust size and badassery. This requires no such connection. There's obviously plenty of room for overlap, so I recommend if an example clearly fits both, put it there, not here.
  • Miss Fanservice or Good Bad Girl. This is about size, not dress or behavior. This character is often the series' Miss Fanservice, but they might not be.
  • A list of the largest - breasted young lady from every series. To be this trope, the bust in question should be portrayed mostly realistically, clearly obvious or lampshaded, and may be Played for Laughs, Played for Drama, or plot relevant.

Types:
  • Type A: The characters breasts aren't necessarily all that huge, but it's nonetheless lampshaded, plot relevant, etc., that their chest is noticable.
  • Type B: The character's bust size may strain reasonable human limitations or the laws of physics. But its not a sign of strength or a Running Gag. Its just who the character is, and they are noted in universe for it. Generally a form of Fanservice.

Alternate Names:

Examples of Type A:

Anime Literature Real Life Video Games

Examples of Type B:

Video Games

Real Life
Community Feedback Replies: 36
  • December 23, 2009
    Cidolfas
    If anybody would like to add a Double Entendre-filled Hurricane Of Puns, I won't stop you. 8-)
  • December 23, 2009
    batfan
    I think we this is exactly what we need, because so far the only trope that we use on the wiki to talk about women w/ large bust sizes is Most Common Superpower. Examples should not be hard to come by. The hard part will be transfering examples over from those more specific tropes that you described onto here, as well as fixing as many potholes across the wiki from Most Common Superpower to this trope. I vote for either Buxom or Notably Large Chested Female Character as the trope name. I like the latter, but it's too long, so I think a good solution would be to make the latter the trope name and Buxom as the re-direct.
  • December 23, 2009
    Floria
    Glenda from Unseen Academicals, who's described as having "a bosom made for a girl two feet taller," or something to that effect. Nutt's the only one who seems to notice, however.
  • December 24, 2009
    iwintheinternets?
    Finally! If you try to add anything on Most Common Superpower I guarantee you that someone will delete your addition almost instantly and say her breasts aren't big enough or her superpowers aren't super enough. It's so annoying.

    Does Leela from Futurama count? Her boobs are bigger than everyone elses on the show and Bender calls her "Chesty Mc-Nag-Nag" in The Beast With A Billion Backs.

    Then there is the strange story of Lolo Ferarri, who became famous for no reason at all other than having the biggest breasts in the world, until she was seemingly murdered by her controlling husband, who forced her to get the implants in the first place. I know it sounds creepy, but that's because it is. Check it out.
  • December 24, 2009
    Unknown Troper
    Maya from Just Shoot Me. Interesting case, since she is the show's Straw Feminist, often criticizing others for focusing on looks and impossible standards of beauty. To her credit, she never calls attention to herself, choosing to wear concealing outfits and genearally avoiding becoming Ms Fanservice. It's usually only the other characters who mention her bust, particularly Nina, who is implied to be a little jealous of her.
  • December 24, 2009
    random surfer
    Dolly Parton.
  • December 24, 2009
    Unknown Troper
    • Power Girl has the Most Common Superpower, and she's sometimes played up as Gag Boobs. However, most of her depictions just play her as having slightly larger than (superhero) average breasts, often to the jealousy of other superhero women. She's rarely ever Miss Fanservice though- her demeanor and looks are much more butch than the average super-heroine. She's walking the line between Type A and Type B, due to how different artists depict her.
    • In Kodomo No Jikan, Mimi Usa as a character is basically "The one who started getting boobs earlier than all the other girls." Not unreallistic, but regularly lampshaded. Type A.
    • Miyuki Takara from Lucky Star. Type A. Compared to the other characters (and the art style) she might be a Type B, but none of the dialogue implies anything other than Type A.
    • Mikuru Asahina from The Melancholy Of Haruhi Suzumiya. Type A.
    • Faye from Questionable Content, very realistically, because she often feels that her bust size is the result of being overweight. Type A.
  • December 24, 2009
    Shrikesnest
    I don't think we ''need' this, per se (List of Women in Fiction With Larger Than Average Breasts is a loooooooooong list) but I wouldn't be opposed to it, especially considering the issues with Most Common Superpower and the way it's currently used.
  • December 24, 2009
    Fanra
    In the novel One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest, Battleaxe Nurse Ratched is rather unhappy with her very large breasts, as they are part of her femininity that she hates. Meanwhile, the patients wonder about them. In the end, McMurphy rips open the front of her shirt, exposing them to everyone. Later she wears an even tighter bra to try to pretend they don't exist but the other patients continue to leer at her and make comments.
  • December 24, 2009
    Cidolfas
    Yeah, waiting for everybody's examples will turn this YKTTW into an enormous one. I would like to get a more fun description, though, and more title suggestions.

    Here's one: Booberrific. Plays off of Stripperiffic and Troperiffic.

    Also, I should note that the difference between this and MCSP should not be that members of this trope have no "superpowers" but that the character is not a "superhero" (costume, cape etc.) or a comic book heroine. Most anime, manga, and video game characters would fall into this trope rather than MCSP.
  • December 25, 2009
    iwintheinternets?
    I like Boobalicious.

    • Jessica Rabbit. So, so much.
  • December 26, 2009
    Cidolfas
  • December 28, 2009
    iwintheinternets?
    I say Just Launch It Already. We can't wait around for every example of a buxom characte r on the YKTTW page.
  • December 28, 2009
    Roxor
    Agreed. Just Launch It Already. Wiki Magic will take care of the examples list for this one.
  • December 28, 2009
    spideydude
    I agree with random surfer. Dolly Parton is a great Real Life example. She's known for two things (or should I say three?): singing, and her "girls".

    Kristin Chenoweth gets a bit of this, too, at least from a few interviews I've seen.
  • December 28, 2009
    Cidolfas
    I'd like a little more input into the titles... I'm not entirely satisfied with the ones suggested so far.
  • December 28, 2009
    SMARTALIENQT
    What about Buxom Babe?

    Also, suggestion that does not have to be followed: instead of types, cup-size?
  • December 28, 2009
    Cidolfas
    Um... yeah, no. 95% of characters do not have their sizes detailed anywhere and it wouldn't make much sense to divide it that way even if they did.
  • December 28, 2009
    FrodoGoofballCoTV
    Maybe we should split this up into two tropes, which will overlap:
    • Lampshaded Breast Size: It becomes a plot point that other characters notice their chest. Maybe divided into not really large vs. pointing out the obvious, or important to the plot vs. not important, but it's pointed out anyway.
    • Buxom Babe: a female character with unusually large breasts, but they aren't Gag Boobs, it's just the way they are. Often Miss Fanservice. Maybe divide into just large enough she's clearly unusual in that respect (Power Girl) and shockingly large but not necessarily Gag Boobs (Lolo Ferarri).

  • December 28, 2009
    random surfer
  • December 28, 2009
    Zaenos
    Final Fantasy VII's Tifa is well known for her ample bosom. She's an interesting case, though; her breast size changes from 'realistic' to 'absurd' depending on how she's rendered.
  • December 28, 2009
    berr
    I second the vote for Nice Headlights.
  • December 28, 2009
    MarqFJA
    My favourite titles are Buxom, because it's simple and sweet, and Boobalicious because it sounds right, and it even looks right.

    I like the idea of separating the trope too, but may I suggest that rather than split them up we simply remove characters that happen to have huge breasts? I mean as much as I love boobs do we really need an entire trope dedicated just to listing characters with big ones? Is that really a trope, or just an excuse to list big boobs?

    Also, I like the idea of listing them by size. As Cidolfas said, however, we don't have bra sizes for fictional characters. So why not just use inituition? Bra sizes are reasonably easy to guess, as any and all of my lady friends will tell you. You just have to veiw waist size in proportion to bust size.
  • December 28, 2009
    FrodoGoofballCoTV
    Guessing bra size is OK for some characters, but what about (A) literature and (B) characters like Tifa whose cup size is all over the map?
  • December 29, 2009
    Technonarrator
    Agreed. I too have noticed that most female characters have boobs of steel, gag boobs, or pettanko attached to them. There should be some middle ground.

    for characters like Tifa, perhaps we could simply use the most commonly appearing size and go from there?
  • December 29, 2009
    Stormtroper
  • December 29, 2009
    Cidolfas
    Boobs Of Steel says nothing about size except as it compares to strength.

    I don't really support two different tropes because there would be a lot of overlap between the two.

    I like Booberiffic because it's a little less salacious and demeaning than Boobalicious but is still instantly recognizable regarding what it's about. I'd be okay with Buxom Babe as a second choice.

    I don't like Nice Headlights because it's a little obscure.

    And I also don't support trying to categorize bra size... I don't think it really adds much to the trope and there will inevitably be all kinds of disagreement about which character is what size which will just confuse things further.
  • December 30, 2009
    iwintheinternets?
    There is nothing demeaning about Boobalicious. I use it as a compliment, for gods sake!

    Although I have come to agree with your last statement. What about -

    Realistically Sized But Lampshaded Anyway - Mae W
  • December 30, 2009
    FrodoGoofballCoTV
    iwintheinternets? wrote "Realistically Sized But Lampshaded Anyway - Mae W"

    That's pretty much exactly what I had in mind for "Type A". Type B is the grey area between type A, Boobs Of Steel, Most Common Superpower, and Gag Boobs.
  • December 31, 2009
    MarqFJA
    Finally, a trope to describe the until-now missing Distaff Counterpart to Biggus Dickus, the serious take on Gag Penis, which is touted as Gag Boobs' Spear Counterpart.

    PS: Could "The Yuribou Guide to Fanservice for animators #14 Appendix 2 - Breast sizes" have any use to ironing out some aspects of the trope description? Better Than It Sounds, take my word for it.
  • December 31, 2009
    FrodoGoofballCoTV
    It does, thanks.
  • January 1, 2010
    MarqFJA
    You're welcome. But you know what's ironic? I can't even view the page now. (Stupid regional censorship system *grumblegrumblegrumble*) I'm lucky I had already archived both it and the images, though I don't remember how I got across it in the first place.

    Now, back to the topic: If we want to maintain the Monty Python theme in Biggus Dickus... How about Huge Tracts Of Land? Or better yet, Huge Trackts of Land? Hmmm... Huge Racks Of Land? (The last two are totally made up puns on the original Monty Python euphemism)

    BTW, if Lolo Ferrari fits here, then so should other "augmented" women, like Chelsea Charms and Maxi Mounds.
  • January 1, 2010
    iwintheinternets?
    Sorry about incomplete post above, too hungover to be screwed to write it out again but you get the idea, yeah?
  • January 1, 2010
    Cidolfas
    One name that was tossing around my cranium is Memetic Rack.
  • January 1, 2010
    HeartBurnKid
    Porn actress Pandora Peaks is famous for being an extreme example of type 2. Her breasts are larger than her head.
  • January 1, 2010
    MarqFJA
    Memetic Rack could work for a Memetic Mutation-induced version of the trope; kind of like Memetic Sex God and The Pornomancer.

    On the other hand, "Memetic Rack" gives birth to Memetic Boobs. And how about Delicious Large Chest, Big Chested Girl or Big Breasts Small Deal, in contrast to Delicious Flat Chest (courtesy of 4chan), Flat Chested Girl and Small Breasts Big Deal a.k.a. Pettanko (someone ought to put DFC as an alt title for Pettanko, BTW; how do you go about that?).

    ... You know, maybe we should add a sub-category about females who explicitly and (usually) almost exculsively flaunt their big busts' Fanservice factor (e.g. Rangiku Matsumoto), like how some Pettanko are proud of their flat-chests as "a rare status symbol" (Konata, I'm looking at you).

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