In most animated works and comics featuring an ensemble cast, particularly a FiveManBand, the male characters will have a wide range of body types -- TheSmartGuy will often be [[GeekPhysiques small and slender]], TheBigGuy will be either huge and muscular or endearingly pudgy, and TheHero will typically be somewhere in between.

Female characters, however, tend to have almost identical body shapes -- typically standing [[OneHeadTaller one head shorter]] than the hero, relatively slender build, very little muscle definition. Breast size varies depending on the work, but in many cases, all the women in the cast will have the same cup size. Surprisingly, this even applies to works with an all-female cast.

This often applies to most supporting characters, too. Occasionally a FatGirl may appear as a minor comic-relief character, but she will never join the main cast.

This, of course, has a ton of UnfortunateImplications in that men come in a wide range of shapes and sizes, while for women, there is only one "normal" body type and if you don't fit that, there's something wrong with you.

For the face equivalent, see OnlySixFaces, GenericCuteness. Related to the MostCommonSuperpower. Contrast AmazonianBeauty, BigBeautifulWoman. See also HeroicBuild for when this trope applies to superheroines.
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* ''OnePiece'' started as this (aside from the rare TokenMiniMoe), though Oda finally decided to be just as [[CastOfSnowflakes outlandish]] with women as he was with men.
* ''UchuuSenkanYamato'' and other {{Leijiverse}} works owe this to AuthorAppeal. Males sometimes have a token Gonk just to skew the ratio.
* ''Anime/SailorMoon''. Other than height, there's very little difference in build among ''any'' of the girls in the show, with the exception of [[FanNickname Usagi's fat friend]], who disappears halfway into the series and never even gets named on screen.

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* ''DiaryOfAWimpyKid''. Justified, as Greg is a teenage boy who doesn't really understand girls yet and considers them all to be pretty much the same.

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[[folder: Film ]]

* An interesting example is in the background of ''TheIncredibles'', Edna Mode's design studio has three body type mannequins to model her clothes on: huge buff dude, medium-sized buff dude, and woman.

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* Along with OnlySixFaces, ''BeetleBailey'' is guilty of this. Apparently, all of Killer's girlfriends have a small slender built.

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[[folder: Toys ]]

* Most of {{Franchise/Barbie}}'s friends have the exact same body shape as her, which is especially odd since ''no real women do.''
* {{Bratz}}.
** It even carried over to the animated cartoon. To the point that when one of the male characters disguises himself as a girl, he has ''exactly'' the same body shape as the female characters.
* All the females in ''BBSenshiSangokuden'' are the exact same build, regardless of age, while males come under regular, Toutaku, and Ryofu Tallgeese.
* Initially played straight with ''MonsterHigh'' (although the dolls did have different face molds) until the release of Nefera De Nile's doll, which has a taller mold as she is older than the rest.
* Inverted with the 4th generation ''My Little Pony'' "blind bag" toys. Initially 5 female molds and 1 male. More molds were made later on for both genders, and female molds still outnumber males.
** Initially, there was only one Pegasus mold. Thus, Fluttershy ended up as a PaletteSwap of Rainbow Dash.
* The old Mego toyline had exactly three body sculpts: Average Male, Muscular Male, and Female. As an even further cost-saving measure, the "Muscular Male" mold was made from the exact same amount of plastic as the "Average Male" one; this means that the Mego Hulk is shorter than Mego Spider-Man (and, for that matter, Mego [[Series/TheDukesOfHazzard Luke Duke]] and Mego [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Captain Kirk]]).

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* This has been a consistent complaint over ''WorldOfWarcraft'' character models; the alpha builds, while rough, often had the females look like counterparts to the males of their race, but when it came time for final builds (after receiving yea many complaints about being ugly) it was like the developers threw up their hands and said "screw it, let's make them all barbie dolls".
* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' and ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' even the old wrinkle faced women will have young shaped bodies. There are also apparently zero fat people in the post-apocalypse.
** This is true of any game using the Bethesda engine, such as [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]].
* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' is pretty bad about this. Morrigan is a twentysomething whose good looks other characters comment on. Wynne is a mage in her sixties. Put them in the same type of armor, and they're identical from the neck down.
** Though it must be said the same is true for male bodies; there are only two body models for human adults of both sexes, "normal" and "fat." Alistair, a warrior in his early twenties also described as attractive and muscular, has the same body model as the much older and ailing Arl Eamon, the elderly Bann Ceorlic, and sundry SquishyWizard mages of all ages. The "fat" model is used for Lloyd the innkeeper and several extras (the female one shows up only on extras and Arl Eamon's cook).
** This is generally true for almost all BioWare games, which tend to have only one male and one female models, used for all [=NPCs=] regardless of age or sometimes even species (for example, human body models are shared among other things by Twi'leks and Zabraks in ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', and by asari and batarians in ''Franchise/MassEffect''). ''JadeEmpire'', however, averts this, as there are fat, short or skinny NPC men and women.
* You can only play a female human, elf, half-elf, or half-orc in ''{{Arcanum}}'' because Troika only had enough time/resources to make one (medium-sized) female model. They try to HandWave this by having the females of the other species be hidden (as with the dwarves) or missing. [[spoiler:The reason you don't see female half-ogres is that they are all held in a containment facility for breeding purposes]].
* True of almost all female champions in free to play MOBA game ''{{League of Legends}}''. Despite the large number of playable women, they have only one Barbie-like body type with the exception of a few chibi-style dwarf/imp/child characters. Male champions' bodies vary significantly, though a large portion is dedicated to the muscle man type.
* Averted in ''VideoGame/LightningReturnsFinalFantasyXIII''. Most of the female [=NPCs=] have the same slender figure, but there are a few who are more solidly built, for example Slaughterhouse Zoe and one of the Chocobo Girls. It may or may not be significant that the fat Chocobo Girl is hidden in an alley and the slim ones are on the main street.

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* {{Parodied}} and {{exaggerated}} in ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance's'' ''WorldOfWarcraft'' parody. At one point, Riff complains to Torg that he has a TwentyBearAsses quest that requires killing only female slime blobs and he can't figure out how to distinguish them. A little later when Zoë is trying to create a character, she complains to Torg about the difference between the way the male and female characters look -- all the female versions are scantily clad and have the same exact generically sexy figure with a different head, even the ugly Jigants ([[ButterFace and the females still have the same Jigant face]]). Upon realising this, Torg becomes GenreSavvy enough to be able to advice Riff, and after hearing his advice, Riff wonders why the hell [[FailedASpotCheck he didn't notice]] it sooner that while most slime blobs are just blobs, some of them have that blob for a head atop the same old bikini'd sexy female body.

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* Criticized—along with excessive use of {{fanservice}} tropes related to the MaleGaze—by {{Moviebob}} in [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/4719-Gender-Games this]] episode of "The Big Picture."
* Also criticized and mocked [[http://eschergirls.tumblr.com/tagged/attack+of+the+clones multiple times]] by ''[[http://eschergirls.tumblr.com Escher Girls]]'' along with OnlySixFaces.

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* Franchise/MastersOfTheUniverse:
** ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983'' and ''WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower'' used pretty much the same body and face types in nearly all the adult female chacters, particularly the [[ActionGirl Action Girls]], to the point where the best way to tell them apart was by their clothes and hair.
** This was also true of the ''male'' characters; there really was only one body mold for each sex in the original ''He-Man'' and ''She-Ra'' toylines (with a few exceptions). This means that virtually every male character shared He-Man's exaggerated muscularity, especially if they had a toy.
** As it happens, subverting this trope was part of the undoing of the ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse2002'' cartoon and toyline. It was just too expensive for each character to have a completely new sculpt, especially with the level of detail those toys possessed. Mattel learned its lesson and went back to basing every toy on the same handful of body sculpts in the ''Masters of the Universe Classic'' toyline.
* Similarly, the {{DCAU}}'s character designs come in two flavors, generally speaking: Male and Female. This was at its most pronounced throughout ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', particularly the ''JLU'' seasons. There's a subset of the "male" character design that is basically "skinnier male", which isn't seen as often. Females mostly have the same ''face'', with different hairstyles keeping them distinct.
* Every girl in ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' has almost exact same body shape, what sets them apart from each other are their different hairstyles and skin color. Tecna is slightly shorter than the other girls which makes her slightly different from them. The same goes for the males.

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* Michaelangelo didn't have female models readily available, and so used his own body as a template for most of his paintings and several of his sculptures.
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