->''A true Luchador knows that size does not matter; weight does!''
-->--'''Rikochet''', ''WesternAnimation/MuchaLucha''

Fat tropes can be socially complicated to explain. Depending on the social context, fat can often be scorned or ridiculed as an AcceptableTarget, or praised for its voluptuousness. And though there might be various UnfortunateImplications for any of these, obesity continues to have a controversially rich existence in tropes as an increasing percentage of the population of the industrialized world fall into the category currently labeled [[TruthInTelevision clinically overweight]] -- especially in UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates and UsefulNotes/{{Australia}} where obesity rates are the highest. So [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment for better or for worse]], here fat tropes are indexed.
!!General tropes

* {{Acrofatic}}: A character is fat and agile.
* BalloonBelly: A character gains a lot of weight in a short time.
* BigFatFuture: Everybody is fat in the future.
* DeadWeight: Fat zombies.
* DoesThisMakeMeLookFat: Character wants to know if something makes them look fat.
* FatAndProud: A character ''likes'' being fat.
* FatAndSkinny: Two characters. One is fat, one is thin.
* FatCamp: A summer camp where overweight children are sent to lose weight. Often the camp is mean.
* FatFlex: A fat character tries to make themself look muscular.
* FatSuit: A costume designed to make the wearer look fat.
* FatteningTheVictim: A character tries to fatten another character.
* GeekPhysiques: Nerds are either very thin or very fat.
* HeavyVoice: When a character gets fatter, their voice gets deeper.
* HollywoodPudgy: A character played by an average-sized actor is treated in story as if they are grossly overweight.
* IAmBigBoned: Denying being fat by using an excuse.
* NutritionalNightmare: Food that's even unhealthier than it's supposed to be.
* PoppingButtons: Something doesn't fit, so the buttons come off or won't button.
* PostStressOvereating: Character eats too much because they are nervous.
* RealWomenHaveCurves: WeightWoe equals AudienceSurrogate.
* StoutStrength: A character is chubby, or even fat, but strong.
* TemporaryBulkChange: Character loses or gains weight temporarily.
* WeightLossHorror: Weight loss, voluntary or not, goes horribly wrong.
* WeightTaller: Gaining weight makes you taller.
* WeightWoe: Character worries about their weight.
* AWeightyAesop: AnAesop about how to lose weight.
* YouAreFat: Fat jokes.


* AdiposeRex: Fat royalty.
* BigBeautifulMan: Overweight man is perceived as beautiful.
* BigBeautifulWoman: Overweight woman is perceived as beautiful.
* BigFun: Cool fat person.
* ChubbyChaser: Character is attracted to fat people.
* ChubbyChef: A culinary artist portrayed as fat.
* ChubbyMamaSkinnyPapa: A couple that has a skinny man and a plump woman.
* FatBastard: Overweight meanie.
* FatBestFriend: TheHero's best friend is fat.
* FatCat: Overweight feline.
* FatComicRelief: Fatness PlayedForLaughs.
* FatGirl: Overweight female.
* FatIdiot: TheDitz is fat.
* FatSlob: Character is plump and untidy.
* FatSweatySouthernerInAWhiteSuit
* FormerlyFat: Character used to be fat but lost weight.
* FormerlyFit: Character used to be fit but dropped out.
* {{Gonk}}: A deliberately ugly character, often portrayed fat.
* {{Kevlard}}: Fat but resilient.
* {{Mammy}}: Fat, female ex-slave.
* WarmHeartedWalrus: Friendly walrus.
* WilyWalrus: A walrus is a villain.