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Fat Bastard: Live-Action TV
  • 24 avoids this with Edgar.
  • Balthazar from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode Bad Girls.
  • Doctor Who: If you're overweight, there's a good chance you're actually a disgusting fat alien in disguise (Slitheen, Abzorbaloff, etc.)
    • Also the Marshal from "The Mutants," an obese human colonialist who refuses to relinquish his power over an apartheid-like regime.
    • Or maybe you're stealing food rations during WWII.
    • However, basically subverted in the Eighth Doctor Adventures books. The Doctor's Worthy Opponent Sabbath (who serves as an expy of the Master, but more reasonable) is rather on the chubby side of Stout Strength, because he just doesn't care about his appearance (for the same reason, his hair is so short as to almost count as Bald of Evil). Once in a while, other characters make unflattering remarks about it, but only rarely. And it provides for an excellent Paper-Thin Disguise opportunity in one book, where with a suit which is only slightly Bigger on the Inside, he almost effectively disguises himself and proves that the Doctor doesn't realize that humans can lose weight or something.note  He falls just short of being Affably Evil, and has a number of Enemy Mine situations (and quite a lot of Foe Yay) with the Doctor. He just happens to be quite evil and quite large.note 
    • Also subverted by the Adipose. Sure, the species are comprised of fat-cells, but the villain helping them get born is extremely thin and the only way for them to breed is for people to lose weight. If people were happy with how fat they were, there would have been no problem.
    • Enfant Terrible Cyril from The Celestial Toymaker.
  • Boss Hogg from The Dukes of Hazzard.
  • There's a character on Freaks and Geeks who's overweight, a geek, and has a medical condition that makes him smell bad. The three main Geeks avoid him for the first half of the season, but once he is paired with Sam (instead of Sam's crush) he confronts Sam, and he is seen hanging out with them occasionally throughout the rest of the series.
  • Ugly Naked Guy in Friends.
    • Interestingly enough, in a flashback episode, the character was described by Phoebe as "cute naked guy" who was just starting to put on some weight. By the time of "The One Where Monica Gets a Room-Mate", he was fat.
  • Exception: on House, Chase is called out repeatedly for being a jerk on the subject of the overweight patients he treats. In a later episode — "Que Sera Sera" — the team's conviction that their patient's morbid obesity was responsible for his ailment caused them to come quite close to not diagnosing it at all.
  • Averted in LOST, which has been fairly sensitive dealing with Hurley's obesity. While not often addressed directly, a major part of Hurley's character is guilt related to his weight. He was previously involved in a deck collapse in which two people died. He refuses to ration the food, then is found to have hoarded some. In the fourth season finale, Frank comments that the helicopter needs to shed a few hundred pounds. The camera focuses on a conflicted Hurley, and then Sawyer jumps from the helicopter so Hurley won't have to.
    • Fairly sensitive? Maybe in season 1, when Hurley was a character with many traits (decent, kind, somewhat crazy, obsessed by the numbers...) who also happened to be fat. In season 2, his being fat became the focal point of his character - the most important thing about him, what caused his mental illness, his Fatal Flaw, etc. And all those Sawyer fat jokes - sure, James was still a Jerk Ass, but Hugo's weight was by far his favourite target. Then there was that bit about Libby falling in love with him, and after she is revealed to be a former patient in a mental hospital - implying that an attractive young woman would fall for an obese guy only if she's not completely sane. After season 2 it got better, admittedly.
  • Bulk, one half of Those Two Guys in Season 1 and 2 of Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers.
  • Inverted/Avoided in Mike And Molly; both of the main characters are overweight, but generally kind (if snarky) people; sometimes the kindest ones on the show.
  • Dale "The Whale" Biederbeck, a recurring nemesis from Monk. Think of him as an obese Moriarity or a bigger Kingpin if all that muscle was actually just fat.
  • Averted in Roseanne. For the most part.
  • Newman from Seinfeld.
  • Roy Biggens from Wings. Though he occasionally alternates to Jerk with a heart of gold.
  • Stargate SG-1: has two examples: Jim and Nerus. Jim was the persona of Anubis's projection onto the Ascended Plane. He was a fat, abrasive man at the Astral Diner who delighted in mocking the ascended being who made his ascension possible: Oma Desala. Anubis was an Omnicidal Maniac with a god complex who was considered evil even by Goa'uld standards. Nerus was a minor Goa'uld who appeared in two episodes: "Beachhead" and "Off the Gird", both in Season 9. He was likely inspired by Dionysus / Bacchus. He was described by Vala Mal Doran as the definition of "avarice and gluttony". He was deceitful and had many ...appetites. He got what was coming to him though when the SGC sent him back to Ba'al (whom he had betrayed in his first appearance) with a box of the Hostess cakes he so loved with claiming to have only served the Ori as a spy. The cakes contained subspace transmitters that planted a virus in the ship's shields and navigation systems and broadcast their location to human forces who quickly arrived and took them all out, though not before Ba'al killed him.
  • Fat Ed Tubbs from Fur TV.
  • IN the 90's BBC miniseries House of Cards, Ben Landliss. Landliss is loud, crude, and based off of Rupert Murdoch.

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