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->'''Antipholus of Syracuse:''' Then she bears some breadth?
->'''Dromio of Syracuse:''' No longer from head to foot than from hip to hip: she is spherical, like a globe; I could find out [[CountryMatters countries]] in her.
-->-- ''Theatre/TheComedyOfErrors'', III.ii

A character who's [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin at least overweight]] and AlwaysFemale who is portrayed as being either insecure, unimportant or both.

Often, she functions as [[AcceptableTargets a source of]] [[FatComicRelief comic relief]], whether or not the subject is her weight. Like the BlackBestFriend and PetHomosexual she is the unconventional one who is likely the [[SatelliteCharacter all-American main character's best friend]] for her size. Either that or she's the main character of a drama where her big conflict is having an issue with her weight. She can range anywhere from HollywoodPudgy, where the actress is actually fairly thin and her fatness comes across as more of an InformedFlaw than anything else to BBW, where large women are portrayed more positively.

When the main character is a BigBeautifulWoman, that is an inversion and should simply be listed ''there''. A common characteristic of BrawnHilda and the GrandeDame.
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!!Examples:

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[[folder: Anime & Manga]]
* Nago-san in ''Manga/DailyLivesOfHighSchoolBoys'' is probably just chubby, but a convex mirror shows that [[SheCleansUpNicely she can look much nicer]] if she loses some weight and [[PerpetualFrowner not frown as much]].
** And later on we see [[InexplicablyIdenticalIndividuals another girl who bears a homophonous name, go to the same school, and looks exactly like a cleaned up Nago]]. The only disambiguation is their kanji.
* Kanae in ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi''. She's rather well adjusted though and does try to lose some weight in one episode.
* The main character of ''RealDrive'' has two friends, a lithe and athletic one and a fairly pudgy one. However, the female body shapes in the series are actually surprisingly realistic, so the protagonist weighs enough that she could probably pass off as a HollywoodPudgy FatGirl in another series herself.
* ''Anime/SailorMoon'' had an overweight friend who got {{Brother Chuck}}ed pretty quickly. Her name was never actually given, [[AllThereInTheManual not even in the extra material]] (even though most of the extra characters are), so most fans simply call her "Usagi's fat friend".
** ''WebVideo/SailorMoonAbridged'' has a field day with this poor girl.
** Incredible but true: Minako has been this for part of a chapter of ''Manga/CodenameSailorV''. All fault of the Dark Agency, that was selling incredibly addictive and fattening sweets... Thankfully Artemis caused her insecurities on her weight in time for her to not become ''really'' fat...
* Tamako in ''SilverSpoon''. The manga wastes no time in pointing out the PunnyName fitting her egg-shaped body.
** Apparently, her schtick is to constantly lose and regain weight. She can go from rotund to model material, and then back, ''in less than a week''.
* Yugina in ''Anime/AttackerYou'' is very insecure about her weight, mostly because it hinders her a lot as a volley-ball player. Therefore, she's almost always sidelined when a serious match is playing. However, she smashes even harder than You herself due to being indeed the physically strongest of her team. Made even more ironic when her sister, who's quite not the twig and also a volley-ball player, is actually much more successful than she is.
* In the ''Anime/PetshopOfHorrors'' manga there is a chapter where several people have storylines related to food and dieting. One is a high school girl who is chubby and wants to lose weight so that she can look pretty enough for a boy in her class to take her out to a dance. [[spoiler:To the story's credit, she does learn that he was a jerk and that she shouldn't care what he thinks.]]
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[[folder: Comic Books]]
* Franchise/WonderWoman's sidekick, [[MeaningfulName Etta Candy]], in the '40s. Woo woo! Etta is a notable {{aver|tedTrope}}sion for being something of an ActionGirl, not the slightest bit insecure, and frequently important to the plot; although still serving as PluckyComicRelief. Since the dawn of the SilverAge, she's been relegated to the [[TheScrappy Scrappy Heap,]] and her rare reappearances usually either depict her as insecure [[UnfortunateImplications (since obviously a plus-sized woman cannot possibly be confident or happy),]] or else emphasize her ActionGirl status while slimming her down a fair bit.
** As {{Seanbaby}} put it: "[[http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-5-gayest-fattest-most-racist-most-useless-sidekicks-of-all-time/ Wonder Woman finds that nothing is more frustrating when you're trying to make a fat person cry than having them accept all your insults as scientific truths. Why won't you tell me I'm better than you, you diabetes whore!?]]"
* And ComicBook/RichieRich's pal [[MeaningfulName Little Lotta]] in the 50s. Creator/HarveyComics never met an {{anvilicious}} name they didn't like. She is portrayed very positively, much of her material built around her near super-strength.
* ''ComicBook/MillieTheModel'''s friend Daisy is a relatively happy and well-adjusted example of the type.
* [[SuicideSquad Amanda Waller]] is another example of a large woman who is NOT insecure about her weight, and is plenty {{Badass}}. At least, she was, until the {{New52}} reboot and the [[Film/GreenLantern Green Lantern movie]] got a hold of her and retconned her into having a slimmer appearance.
* SheHulk had a friend, "Weezie" Mason, who featured in the Creator/JohnByrne run. She was originally a GoldenAge character, but she stuck around SheHulk because [[NoFourthWall she was trying to invoke]] ComicBookTime (Seeing as characters only age off screen.)
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[[folder: Film]]
* Ana´s from ''Film/AMaSoeur'', which is known, in English, sure enough, as ''Fat Girl''.
* Rosemary Shanahan from ''Film/ShallowHal'', played by Gwyneth Paltrow in a fatsuit and a body double.
* ''Film/FatSlags'': Paige, the villain's assistant, starts off as a skinny and insecure woman with a crush on her boss. She can't understand why he doesn't reciprocate until he turns out to be a ChubbyChaser. [[BigEater After a few scenes of her stuffing her face and getting very fat, very quickly,]] she ends up being a FatGirl, treated as being just as unimportant as she always was by her boss and only insecure about that, rather than her intentional weight gain. Eventually, seeing him humiliated by his ex-girlfriend and her friend (the titular ''FatSlags''), she gets over her crush and becomes a fully fledged BigBeautifulWoman.
* The title character of ''[[Literature/{{Push}} Precious]]''. She, however, absolutely doesn't function as comic relief.
* The big girl in ''Take the Lead'' is creatively named... Big Girl.
* [[SevenDeadlySins Gluttony]] from ''Film/{{Bedazzled 1967}}''.
* As Rufus T. Firefly says of GrandeDame Mrs. Teasdale in ''DuckSoup'':
-->''"I can see you now in the kitchen, bending over a hot stove. But I can't see the stove!"''
* Martha `Dumptruck' Dunstock from ''Film/{{Heathers}}''.
* Michelle, one of Andy's best friend's in ''HowToLoseAGuyInTenDays'', who believes she's fat inspires Andy to write an article that is a ''How to'' in reverse about dating.
* Han Na, the main character in the Korean film ''Two Hundred Pounds Beauty.'' She gets a ton of plastic surgery, and the rest of the film is about whether that was a net gain or loss for her ... pun slightly intended.
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[[folder: Literature]]
* Agnes in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' has aspects of this, but only from an outside perspective. In fact, given that a major aspect of her personality is how irritating she personally finds the trope, it probably counts as a {{Deconstruction}}.
* Brittney from ''Literature/{{Gone}}'', books 2 and 3, although she is not comic relief and her weight is only mentioned once.
* La Falvine from ''{{Literature/Malevil}}'' is an old fat woman. She is given considerable grief from a rival old woman who insists she is a burden to their limited food supplies [[AfterTheEnd after the Apocalypse]].
* Celina in ''Literature/FeliksNetAndNika'' is a BigEater, but tries to be member of local GirlPosse. She gives up and goes on with normal life after AlphaBitch Aurelia starts mocking people for their weight.
* Carmen of TheSisterhoodOfTheTravelingPants is a subversion. Her size and shape are an issue mostly because her Latina curves make her stand out from her father and his new family as seen when she gets so upset when her bridesmaid's dress doesn't fit because it was clearly designed for someone skinny. There's also the fact that she's the narrator and the one who holds the group together.
** There's a racial element to it, too - one of the reasons why she gets so upset when her bridesmaid's dress doesn't fit is because it was clearly designed for someone like the newer, blonder family that her (also white) father seems to be replacing her with - a family that never got Carmen's Latina bottom genes.
* Lois Waller of the [[SweetValleyHigh Sweet Valley Twins series]] is a shy, overweight student who was once friends with popular student Janet Howell but now the only person who's nice to her is the kind-hearted Elizabeth.
* ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' has "Fat Walda" Frey.
* ''HushHush'': Vee
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[[folder: Live-Action TV]]
* Zev from ''{{Lexx}}'' grew up this way. She didn't have a lot of room for exercise at the [[PathOfInspiration Divine Order's]] factory farm for [[ArrangedMarriage brides]].
* Lyndsay in ''{{Teachers}}''. Notably she does get a romance storyline with Matt, the most conventionally attractive member of the cast, but only after an episode of him being shocked by his own attraction to her.
* The Creator/AbcFamily show ''Huge'' contains many fat girls (in fact most of the cast is overweight), but completely averts the stereotypes of the trope.
* Lauren Zizes on ''Series/{{Glee}}''. She is presented as a really "cool" character but still often functions as the comic relief, mostly referencing eating. Because of hr toughness, Lauren could also be considered more of a subverted BrawnHilda.
** "Lucy Caboosey" [[spoiler: (aka Quinn, before she got all that plastic surgery)]] is a straight example.
* Laura Quinones from ''Series/{{Carrusel}}''
* Harper from ''WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' is the best friend of the show's main character Alex Russo and is often known for her outrageous fashion ensembles that she designs herself. She is very optmistic, though a little insecure at times but not for her cloths which are generally non-figure-flattering.
* Sookie St. James from ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' is the loveable control freak and scatterbrain/klutzy best friend of Lorelai Gilmore.
** Something of a subversion; while Sookie is skittish, her weight is never mentioned by anyone, she's never seen as fretting about being on a diet, and despite being a chef there's never a single "Ho ho, she should stop sampling her own products" crack made. The character could have been played by a woman of any size without having to be re-written (not that anyone but the awesome Creator/MelissaMcCarthy should have played it), making her far from the usual "fat girl" type.
* Theresa 'Terri' [=McGreggor=] of ''Series/{{Degrassi}}'' is an insecure, overweight girl. Both Ashley and Paige's strong personalities completely dominated hers to the point to where she really could not stand up to them.
* Darlene from OneThousandWaysToDie's segment "Die it". She's so desperate to stop being this that she orders [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tapeworm tapeworm larvae]] and swallows them so they'll eat up anything she eats. But since the tapeworm breed and spread inside of her, two months later Darlene loses both 27 kgs... and her own life.
* ''{{Friends}}'': Monica's FormerlyFat past is used for a lot of comic relief and a source of insecurity with her. An alternate universe episode also establishes that if she was still fat, none of her previous boyfriends would have dated her and she'd be a virgin. (Ouch.) Somewhat subverted eventually, when her normal world best friend-come-boyfriend is still her best friend and falls in love with her in the alternate universe as well.
* Lulu Roman, formerly of HeeHaw, said in an interview about her casting in the show, "I was hired to be the fat girl I was."
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[[folder: Theatre]]
* Nell the kitchen wench from ''Theatre/TheComedyOfErrors'', as the page quote suggests.
* Mabel is a FatGirl in ''Theatre/ThePajamaGame''. [[AllThereInTheScript That's exactly what the script says.]]
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[[folder: Video Games]]
* Eunice, the innkeeper's daughter in [[VideoGame/HarvestMoon Rune Factory Frontier.]] Notably, you can marry her.
* Hilda in [[VideoGame/ShadowHearts Shadow Hearts: From the New World]] in her curvy form. She has a hyperactive metabolism, and changes between curvy, slim, and bat forms depending on what she eats.
* Princess Spumoni from LittleKingsStory. Almost everything she says revolves around eating. She even has a side-quest that involves gathering ingredients.
* Princess Theredras, in the ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' dungeon Maraudon. She's also butt-ugly. Her mother, Therazane (ruler of all earth elementals) is almost completely spherical.
** Many players make jokes about dwarf and tauren women being overweight. Oddly, the player consensus is that the human female model is also overweight, even though she's really just an example of HollywoodPudgy.
*** This has led to something of a community backlash from those who don't hold that anyone who isn't a night elf or blood elf is overweight in recent years. Ditto for female dwarves, though not quite to the extent that female humans get defended.
* The protagonist of ''VisualNovel/OtometekiKoiKakumeiLoveRevo'' is an overweight girl (as in 220 lbs) who used to be pretty enough to win beauty pageants, until her love of sweets did her in. The point of the game is to lose the weight while pursuing one of five hot guys (plus the pudgy childhood friend who gets hot later, and [[BrotherSisterIncest your brother]]).
* Averted for VideoGame/FatPrincess. Making your Princess ''fatter'' to keep the other guys from making off with her is half the game. The other half is stealing their Princess.
* A morbidly obese version of [[Literature/TheBible Eve]] appears in ''[[VideoGame/DragonsLair Dragon's Lair II: Time Warp]]'' who chases Dirk [[AbhorrentAdmirer mistaking him for Adam.]] Her appetite ends up dooming Eden.
* What [[spoiler: Ai Ebihara]] used to be in VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}. And what Hanako Ootani still is.
* Eunice Pound in ''Videogame/{{Bully}}''.
* Meg from ''FireEmblemRadiantDawn'' is a chubby Armor Knight who is [[FlatCharacter ironically flat in characterisation.]] She shares very few scenes in the entire game, and [[TierInducedScrappy she performs like crap]] [[MagikarpPower unless an extraordinary effort is put into her]]. Meg, [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters aside from being mixed in the already oversized armies]], is not allowed to be anything more than 'ordinary', right down to her ending.
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[[folder: Webcomics]]
* Carrie from ''EverydayHeroes'', although this is somewhat of an InformedAttribute. She isn't drawn that much heavier than the other characters, but a few have commented on her weight. If the comment comes from a rude guy, it's [[HyperspaceMallet Hammer Time]]!
* Faye of QuestionableContent is considered this. She wasn't drawn any different from the rest of the rather thin cast, though she and other cast members would comment on her weight, until recently; as the artist's ability improved, Faye's curves became more apparent, though arguably not unattractive. The same could be said of Marigold.
** Mostly subverted in that both are [[BigBeautifulWoman considered attractive]] by the other characters, largely because of their...[[BuxomIsBetter ahem,]] assets. They even go out of their way to assure Marigold of this.
** Both have other characters at some point pestering them to exercise and "improve" themselves. However, Faye manages to beat Dora at treadmill running when Penelope drags them to the gym.
* The Empress of Blood in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''. She got wind that more powerful dragons have a distinct tendency to be ''bigger'', so she decided that the quickest way to become more powerful was to gorge herself constantly.
* Marilyn "Jackie" Monroe from [[http://rosalarian.com/meatyyogurt/ Meaty Yogurt]], a young woman with a bad case of SmallTownBoredom.
* Hanae from ''Webcomic/RedString'', who is portrayed in a more positive light compared to most examples of this trope.
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[[folder: Web Original]]
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick jokes that she feels this way about herself sometimes, so she has her own BFF (Big Fat Friend) Nella, whom she pays handsomely to be her "fat" friend so that she would look nice in comparison.
* Winnie, aka Geomancer, in the WhateleyUniverse. She's overweight and shy and has a bad stutter (which gets worse when she's upset). She lives in a dorm at SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy which is full of abnormally beautiful girls, and that makes her feel worse about herself. Fortunately, she has good friends who look out for her.
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[[folder: Western Animation]]
* Mavis Cruet the fairy in ''Series/WilloTheWisp''. Most of the jokes are about the fact she can't fly.
* Toot from ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether''. In one episode they even lampshaded that she just existed to be a one-dimensional fat joke.
** Though ironically she was one of the few characters to receive positive CharacterDevelopment.
* Fair few from ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'': Sadie, Staci, Sugar, and Leshawna (sort of).
* Penny from ''WesternAnimation/TheMightyB'' is the title character's clumsy, dim-witted, obese best friend, who loves taffy. Although she and Bessie are best friends, Penny also shows loyalty to Portia who is often opposing Bessie or trying to humiliate her.
* In the TV series of ''WesternAnimation/TheLittleMermaid'', one of Ariel's sisters was retconned into a fat girl and she can be seen eating every time she appears.
* Kurst the Worst from ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}''. A rare example of being an antagonist (though she and Mikey become friends towards the end of the series).
* Two-Tone from ''[[Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians 101 Dalmatians: The Series]]'' is a minor example. She's not really "fat", just slightly chubbier than the rest of the puppies (except [[FatComicRelief Rolly]]), and this isn't brought up at all in the series.
* Meg from ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' fits this trope; while her girth pales in comparison to her father's and brother's, she is frequently taunted about her weight.
** One of these is the subject of a song Stewie sings as part of a jug-band.
-->'''Stewie''': Met 'er on my C.B., said her name was Mimi, [[ArousedByTheirVoice sounded like an angel come to Earth]]. When I went to meet her, man you shoulda seen her, twice as tall as me - three times the girth.
* Lizzie from ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor''. Unlike other examples, this isn't brought up a lot.
* Hoppopotamus from ''TheWuzzles''. Every episode had at least one joke about her weight.
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