Created By: FrodoGoofballCoTV on December 28, 2009

Tempest In A C Cup

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A spinoff; this thread reminded me that I'd seen an editorial defining a trope in an anime magazine, and I wanted to see if we had, or should have it....

Do We Have This? Should We Have This?? Needs a Better Description. Needs a Better Title. Rolling Updates likely. Up for Grabs.
Basically, a heroine who is usually very well endowed in the breast department and Even the Girls Want Her, but finds herself less successful in relationships than others who envy her for her appearance much to her annoyance and frustration. It might be because her secret identity keeps her from finding the time needed to foster or repair a relationship, it might be because her painfully shy, Good Bad Girl, Tsundere, etc. personality, status as Miss Fanservice, or just bad luck keeps getting in her way. But for whatever reason, she is simultaneously the object of both envy and desire of fans and peers alike, and The Woobie due to her inability to capitolize on her Even the Girls Want Her status.

In the article, the requirements for a character to meet this trope were as follows:
  • She is the hero of the story, attractive and sympathetic.
  • She is noticably more Buxom than the other female members of her Nakama.
  • She is either completely unsuccessful in love or has a very messy love life (most often with several guys she sort of likes but it never goes anywhere) and wishes it were simple.

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Community Feedback Replies: 6
  • December 24, 2009
    Lord Aaronus
    Sakaki of Azumanga Daioh.
  • December 25, 2009
    random surfer
    The NYPD Blue episode called "Tempest in a C-Cup" doesn't really fit (no pun intended) this trope. Not that this can't still be the title.
  • December 25, 2009
    I'm confused as to what this is? Is it bad or good that she has a small bust? Does that have anything to do with it?
  • December 26, 2009
  • December 28, 2009
    I think this meant to basically be "hot girl who can't get a date and has no idea why not."
  • December 28, 2009
    In that case, Tawneee (three E's) from Thud!. This is lampshaded by Angua and Sally as a classic syndrome of a girl who's so beautiful and sexy that nobody thinks they have a chance with her and so never asks her, resulting in her hooking up with losers like Nobby Nobbs.