->'''Dan''': Whoah! You're a big, fat cow!
->'''Lorenda''': Why yes I am! It's so good to see all my efforts finally being noticed!
->-- ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures''

In TV Land, most characters will freak over gaining a few pounds, and instantly pull out the carrots and celery. And those who are overweight will usually [[IAmBigBoned try to deny it]]. But not these guys. These are the few, the proud, the fat. They have no qualms about their size, and will complain when they lose weight. They may even try to gain more weight, although this is not seen as often. If female, this character is almost always a BigBeautifulWoman.

See also IAmBigBoned and BigFun. The opposite of WeightWoe.
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!!Examples:

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[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]
* Chouji from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. Getting called "fat" is his BerserkButton, but he takes it really well when phrased any other way[[note]]there's a specific derogatory term for "fat" ("debu") in the original Japanese that serves as his BerserkButton, but any of the more polite ways of calling attention to his weight (of which there are many, in that language) he takes in stride[[/note]]. Inconsistent translation in the various English versions have made it a little unclear what, exactly, sets him off.
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[[folder: Comic Books ]]
* The ''Fat Slags'' comics are all about a pair of promiscuous, FatAndProud women from the North of England. The almost-unrelated [[Film/FatSlags movie]] featured an impossibly rich media tycoon making [[BigBeautifulWomen BBWs]] the height of fashion, so that every woman in the Western world would either be FatAndProud, or try to gain weight till they were.
* Obelix from ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'', [[IAmBigBoned He doesn't consider himself fat]], instead, he considers it unhealthy to be any less fat than his normal size.
** He spends an entire album insisting that he is [[InsistentTerminology "low-chested"]] and eventually even a knocked out roman soldier puts an [=APB=] for [[GotMeDoingIt a low-chested suspect.]]
* Franchise/WonderWoman's sidekick Etta Candy, before the reboot.
** In ''ComicBook/SupermanAndBatmanGenerations'', she is referred to as Etta Sweetgulper.
* ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}. To quote one of his earliest strips:
-->''"I'm fat, and I'm lazy, and I'm proud of it!"''
** Garfield even used to have yearly Fat Day strips.
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* Twig the Vault Dweller from ''FalloutNukaBreak''. Since his vault was funded by the Nuka Cola Corporation to test their vending machines, fatness became the social norm in Vault 10. Twig was bullied all his life for being the ''skinniest'' person in the vault (hence his nickname), and as such anyone outside the vault who tries to poke fun at his weight will suffer InsultBackfire, as he will just take it as a compliment.
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[[folder:Films]]
* In ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid,'' [[BigBad Ursula]] laments that she's "wasted away" over the years, rather than complaining about her less-than-skinny physique.
** When one sees her grown into a giant near the end of the movie, FridgeHorror sinks in; perhaps the reason why she complains about "wasting away", despite her ample girth, is because giant!Ursula ''is closer to her original stature''!
* Po in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'', towards the end.
* Arguably, the mayor in ''CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs''.
* Tracy Turnblad in ''Film/{{Hairspray}}'' is quite comfortable with her shape, gaining stardom on the local tv dance show and proudly becoming the spokesmodel for the plus-size clothing emporium.
* Greedy Smurf in ''Film/TheSmurfs'' and ''Film/TheSmurfs2'' looks like he's happy putting on a few grams.[[note]]Unsurprisingly, he is voiced by Kenan Thompson, who was the live-action film version of Fat Albert.[[/note]] Of course, it's rare for a Smurf to be anything but proud of the trait he's named for.
* ''Film/PitchPerfect'' has Fat Amy, who openly calls herself that so that "twig bitches" won't insult her behind her back.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Literature/WinnieThePooh. He even sings about it!
-->''With a hefty, happy appetite,''
-->''I'm a hefty, happy Pooh!''
* There's one character from Creator/ChuckPalahniuk's novel ''Literature/{{Haunted 2005}}'' who used to be chunky and happy, but made an effort to get in shape. Eventually she became super slim and sells an exercise tool, but feels stressed all the time, so much so that she holds onto a picture of herself from her bigger days just because seeing it makes her feel happier. (Until her future fiancÚ rips it up in front of her.)
* Queen Sollace from the ''Literature/{{Lyonesse}}'' novels by Creator/JackVance. Large, blonde and very pale, she compares herself favourably with her gamine granddaughter, who "can never have a truly fashionable figure."
* Being grossly overweight is actually a point of pride for Speck Great Ones in the SoldierSon trilogy, since they store magical power as fat.
* It's mentioned in TheHungerGames that since the residents of District Twelve are always struggling against starvation, being able to put on some fat is a major status symbol.
* Masha in Robert Asprin's ''Literature/MythAdventures'' novels is an enormous woman who flaunts her status with her (lack of) clothes.
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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]
* Although Jason Segel isn't ''fat'' per se, just a bit overweight and very big-boned, in ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', Marshall has a line of this while he's [[ItMakesSenseInContext arguing with Barney over which one of them]] [[HoYay Ted would rather have sex with:]]
--> '''Barney:''' [[MrFanservice Look at me!]] Now look at you. A still-in-the-closet 80-year-old wouldn't be into that mess.
--> '''Marshall:''' Here's the thing, Barney. I'm snuggly. You're not. Who wouldn't want to snuggle up next to this business on a Sunday morning, wrapped in a comforter, and it's raining outside and there's muffins warming in the oven - [[CrowningMomentOfFunny I'm cuddly, bitch, deal with it!]]
* Mercedes in ''{{Glee}}''
** And Lauren Zizes, it seems, although Puck singing "Fat-Bottomed Girls" to her seemed to hurt her feelings. (Oddly, she was charmed by his original song, "Big-Ass Heart.")
** Lauren is definitely this, since she matter-of-factly states that her size is the result of a combination of the "shoddy Zizes thyroid" and a "love of chips", accepts payment for AV Club services (and bribes for dates) in sweets, and is both a state champion wrestler and former infant beauty pageant queen whose talent was "baby pull-ups".
* On ''JustShootMe,'' an old friend of Nina's shows up, having gained weight since her modeling days. However, it turns out she's fine with this, and is concerned about ''Nina'' for still being worried about her looks after all these years.
* One could argue the show itself personifies this, but Will from ''Literature/{{Huge}}'' makes being proud of her fat a form of social rebellion, since the entire show takes place at a fat camp.
* ''NoahsArc'': Alex loves his big body.
* Corey and Chumlee in ''Series/PawnStars'' make no bones about their equally large sizes. Chumlee especially, which draws concern for his health from Rick. Corey has since lost a considerable amount of weight, while Chumlee is still as fat as ever.
* ''Series/MadTV'': Parodied in the "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwBaoslv5jQ Reality Check]]" sketch.
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[[folder:Music]]
* TruthInTelevision: Angus Young of Music/{{ACDC}} had [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale at first, reluctant]] sex with a rather huge groupie, who later became the inspiration for the song "Whole Lotta Rosie".
** When Angus Young met Rosie a few years later, she had slimmed down to waifish proportions. Angus replied that it "Just wasn't the same".
* The rock band Mammoth consisted of fat musicians, so obviously losing weight would have ruined their gimmick.
** Another music one in the same vein: the [[http://www.misfats.com/ Misfats]], "the fattest Misfits tribute band".
* Cherry from the animated band StudioKillers.
* "Fat", by Music/WeirdAlYankovic.
* "Rockin' the Beer Gut" by Trailer Choir sings the praise of a ''woman'' with a beer gut.
* Beth Ditto, lead singer of the queercore band Gossip.
* Jamie Madrox of Music/{{Twiztid}} is rather proud of his girth, to the point that he has even released a solo album called "Phatso". His weight, much like his partner Monoxide Child's [[SmokingIsCool chain smoking]], has become one of his signature features.
-->''I'm ultra grande like a Luchador,''
-->''Pullin' aerial maneuvers at three hundred pounds or more!''
* Referenced in "Beer Gut" by Music/DaYoopers, a polka singing praise to those with beer guts and asking them to "stand up if you can".
* Rap artists "Heavy D" and [[Music/TheNotoriousBIG "Biggie Smalls"]].
* The Fat Boys.
* CountryMusic singer Kenny Price was known for his girth, which led to the nickname "Round Mound of Sound". He even put out an album called ''Heavyweight'', although he slimmed down in his later years.
* Arsenio Hall's Chunky A. persona on his ''Large And In Charge'' album, though the voice doing the rapping is that of Cameo.
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[[folder:Mythology]]
* SantaClaus. His preferred snack is well known to be cookies and milk set out by the fire (though he's not been known to turn down brandy, either...) His big size and appetite is an essential part of his image, of a piece with his jovial laugh and big white beard.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* This trope gets a pretty nasty kick in the teeth from ''{{Warhammer}}'' and ''{{Warhammer 40000}}'' in the (extremely rotund) form of the Chaos God Nurgle. His big draw is being the god of love and acceptance, whose worshipers are taught to love themselves and each other just the way they are, even if (or ''especially'' if) they're unhealthy and disgusting, because Nurgle is also, and more importantly, the god of decay and disease.
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[[folder:Theatre]]
* At one point, [[Theatre/HenryIV Falstaff]] complains ("a little improbably," in the words of one critic) about having lost weight:
-->''"Do I not bate? Do I not dwindle? Why, my skin hangs about me like an old lady's loose gown!"''
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[[folder: Video Games]]
* Rufus in the ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'' games. His bulk [[{{Acrofatic}} is an integral part of his fighting style]].
* Similarly, Bob in the ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' series. Then [[VideoGame/StreetFighterXTekken they met]]. And it was [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64DNpYiqlEc hilarious]].
* Fat Larry in ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'', who wants you to know he is fat with a F-A-T cause he knows he's got a weight problem and he just doesn't give a fuck.
* [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120226194653/borderlands/images/f/fe/BL2_rather_large_woman.jpeg Ellie]] from ''{{VideoGame/Borderlands 2}}'' is quite proud of her mammoth physique. She actually moved out to a lethal area known as The Dust, because her mother Moxxi (who ironically is the series' MsFanservice) was harping her to lose weight.
* The Pandaren from WorldOfWarcraft. Apparently it's a cultural thing because, well, bears.
--> "Gotta store up some fat for the winter! .... I don't hibernate or nothing, I just like having it around." (male pandaren Joke)
* In ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'', Togami is very proud of his size and passionate about eating. When Saionji attempts to give him an unflattering nickname based on his weight, he surprises everyone by accepting it, saying that it's appropriately descriptive.
* Niko in ''HarvestMoon: A New Beginning.'' He has no problems with being fat because, [[AdorablyPrecociousChild despite his tender young age]], he's an excellent chef. And he's well aware of the "never trust a skinny chef" axiom.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* Lorenda the Demon-Cow from ''[[DanAndMabsFurryAdventures DMFA]]''. She's noticeably fat, and perfectly comfortable with it, as seen most clearly in the strip [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_101.php when Dan first meets her]].
** DMFA also features the recently introduced [[http://missmab.com/Demo/Leader13.php Piflak]], the curvaceous Cubi leader with an affinity for pride itself!
* In one strip of WebComic/TwoKinds, Flora states her own people consider fat to be sexy, due to their HyperactiveMetabolism keeping them trim.
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[[folder:Web Original ]]
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick's BFF Nella is more than happy to stuff herself so that [[http://johnnyfog.deviantart.com/art/Nella-s-gonna-kill-me-196512932 her friend will look better in comparison.]] She's also perfectly fine with her appearance and doesn't appreciate concern trolls.
* National Lampoon's "Fat Guy Nation" series, complete with the theme song "All You Can Eat."
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[[folder: Western Animation ]]
* In one episode of ''DragonHunters'', Jennyline, a BBW, goes with the eponymous hunters so she can cook a dragon immediately after they kill it. After the adventure, she tells them that she's never doing that again because it's "bad for her waistline" -- she lost 20 pounds (not that she looks any different).
* [[TheSimpsons Homer Simpson]] goes back and forth between this (for instance, the time he gained weight to go on workers' comp and proclaimed himself a "big fat dynamo") and IAmBigBoned.
* In ''FamilyGuy'', when Lois first started gaining weight, Peter was upset but later began to really like it. So much so, that he tries fattening her up even more and even faster, which she is happy to do. When [[ResetButton she had to have liposuction]], he was found in the closet having sex with her removed fat.
** In "The Fat Guy Strangler", Peter establishes the NAAFP: The National Association For The Advancement of Fat People. The members? All of them were ''fatter than Peter''.
* On ''KingOfTheHill'', Bobby gets his mom to accept her big feet by telling her how his being fat doesn't stop him from loving life and being liked (a nice quiet CrowningMomentOfAwesome for him).
* Oleander, VillainousGlutton of ''SushiPack''. At one point during a Villain Conference, she asks if they can order drinks, since she's losing her "water weight."
* To quote Coop from ''MegasXLR'': "Chubby? Ladies, this is ''fat''!"
** "...And worst of all, ''[[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking made me skinny!]]''" (Referring, of course, to his alternate reality evil twin. Of course.)
* ''[[FatAlbertAndTheCosbyKids Fat Albert]]''
* Owen in ''[[TotalDramaIsland Total Drama]]''. He is like a personified version of this trope.
* Pam of ''{{Archer}}'' is definitely this: on top of being a [[BigBeautifulWoman Big Beautiful Woman]], her preferred comeback for Cheryl's occasional digs at her weight is usually one about Cheryl being too SKINNY instead of a denial of her own weight.
--> Pam: (to Cheryl): Pipe down, pipe cleaner!

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[[folder:Real Life]]
* The [=FAs=], fetishists, and so on...
* Comedienne Mo'Nique, herself a {{BBW}}, hosted the F. A. T. (Fabulous And Thick) Chance Beauty Pageant. Contestants had to be size 14 or higher to enter.
* Comedian Creator/GabrielIglesias has built his stand-up career on [[TheMerch this]], [[http://www.fluffyshop.com particularly]] with the "Six Levels of Fatness." [[note]]It used to be 5, until a #6 came up to him after a show complaining that Gabriel wasn't selling any shirts in his size. Gabriel's response: "I didn't know they ''made'' you!"[[/note]]
** [[RunningGag He's not fat. He's]] [[InsistentTerminology fluffy!]]. [[note]]That's #4 of the 6 Levels of Fatness.[[/note]]
* [[StoutStrength Sumo wrestlers, of course!]]
* Australian media personality and former rugby league player Daryl Brohman lives up to this trope - he is known almost universally as "The Big Marn", features in ad campaigns for big men's clothing, and has a well documented fondness of meat pies and chocolate.
* Actor [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yiq5Fkr3yX8 Sydney Greenstreet]] was built like the Queen Mary. It was clear he enjoyed life and good food and wine and didn't care who knew it. His distinctive appearance and voice (and that [[http://www.rosswalker.co.uk/movie_sounds/sounds_files_20100522_76672091/maltese_falcon/character.wav wonderfully evil laugh]]) have become iconic to the point that he was the model for Jabba the Hutt. ''By Gad, sir, you are a character, that you are!''
* Lee J. Cobb counts here, too, although he seems to have gotten in a few sit-ups. He plays a few scenes topless in ''AnnaAndTheKingOfSiam'', showing that he looked damn good for an enormous person.
* There were periods in Western society where being plumper was considered a very attractive feature (Literature/TheBible has a verse where the speaker considers herself ugly because she's thin, for example)-and still is, in some parts of the world. Being fat means you've got food to waste, which in turn indicates A) [[TheTeamBenefactor you're loaded]], or B) you're a [[SuperPersistentPredator superb hunter]].
* The singer Music/{{Adele}} is very outspoken about how she a) isn't ashamed of her weight and b) isn't trying to lose any. She just cares most about putting out good music, not so much what the media thinks of her figure.
* Creator/JackBlack seems to openly embrace and flaunt his chubby physique, and is certainly not afraid to go shirtless in public.
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