Prince Herbert: But I don't like her.Within various forms of media there is a prevalent assumption among creators that large breasts automatically make a woman more attractive. This often leads to significant focus on said breasts, or in-universe social norms (or specific Cast Herds) treating larger breasts as absolutely more attractive than smaller ones, sometimes going as far as making it the most important or even sole standard of female beauty — regardless of who the fans think is really the most attractive, or whether there is an in-universe distinction between sexual attractiveness and non-sexual beauty. This trope is not simply "Big Breasts = Hot Girl," the female character needs to be seen as more attractive in-universe because of her larger breasts. Her breasts should at least be referenced in dialogue if not an integral part of the character. Male characters often gawk at her breasts and may be easily influenced if said female character flaunts her breasts, leading to I Have Boobs, You Must Obey!. Female characters, especially flat chested ones are often prone to jealousy and yearning for larger breasts. Compare Big Breast Pride. The logical opposite to A-Cup Angst and Petite Pride (though in different ways), and the Distaff Counterpart to Bigger Is Better in Bed, which applies Bigger Is Better to penis size and quality of sex.
King of Swamp Castle: Don't like her? What's wrong with her? She's beautiful! She's rich! She's got huge... tracts of land!
King of Swamp Castle: Don't like her? What's wrong with her? She's beautiful! She's rich! She's got huge... tracts of land!
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- 7 Seeds: Semimaru overall says he really likes women like Botan, particularly mentioning that he likes her large breasts, too. Though he ends up falling for Natsu, whom he has previously bullied and made fun of, though more because of her bony butt than her breasts, which are not particularly large or small. Chimaki calls Ran "well-proportioned", though it's unclear if he's referring to her breast size specifically or her overall form, which appeals to him in the artistic sense.
- Airmaster Nakanotani Mina. Unfortunately it's much to her dismay as it's the main reason why she get hit on so much. Ironically despite being the most attractive female in the series Mina and her breasts are mainly played for satire and the source of many awkward situations .
- Kaoruko from Akahori Gedou Hour Lovege, her large breasts are the reason she's much more popular than her flat chested partner Aimi.
- Chapter three of the manga series Asklepios, has the protagonists trying to convince a village girl to let them do operate on her to remove a tumor on her ovaries that resulted in an huge increase of her bust size, but at the same time is killing her. She initially refused because she thought her love interest liked big breasts but eventually takes the surgery when said love interest says he cares about her and not her bust. After the surgery is over, he even says she looks better flat chested.
- Ukraine from Axis Powers Hetalia has huge breasts, representing the country's large and fertile farmlands, or in other words, "huge tracts of land."
- It is subverted though, since Russia compares Ukraine and Belarus and says about Ukraine "She's nice, but not much to look at". About Belarus, who in compairson has smaller breasts, he says: "she's pretty, not nice."
- Hungary also has Boobs of Steel, and Ukraine's little sister Belarus is often portrayed the same in fanworks. At one point, Taiwan can't concentrate at a meeting of the female nations because she keeps getting distracted by the Western Girls' cleavage. (Note that Taiwan herself isn't spared from this trope as well.)
- Haruka Gracia in Basquash!. She's from the moon, where it's fabled that due to the low gravity women all have gargantuan, perfectly spherical breasts, so here her "lunar bust" became the focal point of attraction from most men and jealousy from most women.
- In Diamond Cut Diamond Yuyami Shigyou (Yami-nee) grows quite a big pair that gets emphasized and commented on by multiple characters.
- In Cage of Eden, most of the male characters are attracted to large breast of Oomori (a Sexy Stewardess) or, in alternative, the schoolgirls Rion and Mami.
- Oomori is also really proud of this and she considers it an advantage in the "fight" to win the affection of Akira, the main male protagonist.
- There's a conversation in Castle Town Dandelion that involves this trope. Hikari, who has some observable breasts as a 10-year girl and predicted to be the biggest when she fully develops, brags about this fact. Kanade, who is currently the largest, argued it's the shape that matters, while Shuu, the local Hormone-Addled Teenager, claimed it's the sensation that's the most important.
- In A Centaur's Life, Hime's breasts get lots of comments. In the very first chapter, a boy praised them, and only them, in a love letter, showing they were the only reason he was interested in her.
- Over half the male cast in Desert Punk is enamored with Junko's huge breasts and she is more than willing to take advantage of that.
- Centorea in Daily Life with Monster Girl has the largest bust of the main cast. With the mere sight of her in a bikini top causing Miia to accuse her of trying to seduce Kimihito.
- In Devil Hunter Yohko, Yohko Mano lampshades the fact that, despite being the most buxom character in the show, every romance she has ends in disaster. In fact it is her lack of romantic success that ensures her role as The Hero, since the initial activation of being a devil hunter is Virgin Power. Afterwards a hunter can have all the sex they want, as demonstrated by Yohko's grandmother.
- Several of the women of The Familiar of Zero, particularly Henrietta and Siesta, utilize this trope in an attempt to seduce Saito. Louise is not too happy about that.
- Tiffania's breasts are often called to "debate" by many of the male characters in the series. And all like them.
- The homunculus Lust in Fullmetal Alchemist has pretty impressive breasts, though it only gets brought up once.
Mustang: I can see how she tricked you. You've always been a sucker for big boobs.
Havoc: I'm sorry sir. (cue Cherubic Choir) I just love them so much!
- Alex from Gangsta certainly gets a lot of attention due to her sizable assets. Probably helps that she doesn't wear a bra.
- Girls Bravo: It's two of the main reasons Fukuyama, Kosame, and countless middle-aged perverts all have the hots for Kirie - because she's already an F-Cup at only 16 years old. Which is also why Fukuyama can't keep his hands off them, no matter how many times she flattens him for groping her. Tomo even refers to Kirie as a "boob monster," while Fukuyama says he prefers to call her "booberiffic".
- The title character in Haruhi Suzumiya thinks this. Gets lampshaded by Kyon, of course.
Kyon: So, you brought this girl, Ms. Asahina, up here just because she happens to be cute, tiny, and extremely well-endowed?Haruhi: That's right.
- In Heaven's Lost Property, the perverted male lead Tomoki is a devout adherent to this trope. This causes considerable A-Cup Angst in Nymph, the Token Mini-Moe member of his harem.
- In High School D×D side story EX it's revealed that Issei's future children have this belief due to the fact that their mothers are all busty. Yes, this even includes Asia and Koneko.
- Hajime of I Can't Understand What My Husband is Saying has an obvious breast fetish, which Kaoru (with her relatively big boobs) is fully able to satisfy.
- Yuki from Iketeru Futari gets tons of men fawning over her because of her large breasts, and even gets her a modeling gig. Ironically they don't help at all with her romantic pursuits. Her childhood friend, Saji, whom she's been in love with for years, only has eyes for the more slender Koizumi. She eventually gets over him when she gets a new love interest and boyfriend named Kaede, who happens to have a phobia of breasts. He gets over it to some degree but she notes that he loves her in spite of her breasts.
- Kagome from Inuyasha, is shown to be rather busty when she's naked. In fact when Miroku first sees Kagome, he almost comments on her breasts but instead comments on how large the shikon jewel shard she's wearing is.
- Jungle de Ikou! Mii has extremely huge breasts, the explanation being that since she's the spirit of fertility and reproduction her huge breasts represent Earth's life-giving energy.
- The rival cake shop in episode nine of Kamen no Maid Guy makes use of this trope. They get away with selling terrible food to their predominantly male customers because they're too busy staring at the waitress' large breasts to notice how bad it is. Also this trope is very much in effect for Naeka, much to her annoyance and her friends' financial gain.
- Macross Frontier. Ranka goes to the Miss Macross competition and suffers A-Cup Angst in the face of the competition, all of whom follow this trope to a T. There is also an infamous line said by Sheryl Nome while she's groping her own breasts.
- Sheryl Nome: My chest isn't the same as yours: Mine brings people hopes and dreams.
- Lampshaded in chapter 18, when Takeru openly admitted to Yan-Min that he prefers women with large breasts. Which is why he has the hots for his childhood friend, Haruko, who's an H-Cup.
- Ms. Aki's breasts are the largest of the cast, which make her popular with all the boys and are a source of envy for all the other girls. In chapter 4, Haruko went so far as to pad her bikini just to keep Takeru's attention on her, instead of Aki!
- The premise of Manyu Hikencho takes this trope Up to 11. The size of a woman's chest not only determines a woman's attractiveness but her wealth and worth in society as well. Small breasted women are outcasts and well endowed women are showered with wealth and power.
- Mikoshiba from Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun has a fetish for large breasts as Wakamatsu notes that all his dating sims have stacked heroines and his bishoujo merchandise features busty women. This stands in contrast to the other male main characters, who don't care or dislike large breasts (Wakamatsu himself questions it, calling them "just lumps of fat," Hori is very strongly a leg man, and Nozaki has never shown any inclination towards them).
- Yo-Han from Need a Girl! makes extensive speeches about how Bigger = Hotter. He is very much a breast man.
- One Piece. In the post time-skip, the first thing Brook says to Nami is how much better she looks having increased in bust size.
- In Onegai My Melody, schoolgirl Iijima has very large breasts indeed and lusted after by the boys in class for having such "bodacious boobs."
- In Remote, Ayaki's breasts are the object of much desire on the part of her boyfriend. Oddly, in certain panels, they seem to change in size.
- Rosario + Vampire. Kurumu Kurono (pictured) repeatedly invokes this trope as her major selling point in her quest for coming up on top of Tsukune's Unwanted Harem.
- Sailor Jupiter (a.k.a Makoto/Lita) from Sailor Moon has breasts that range from visibly larger to twice the size or more (depending on the scene) of her cohorts. At one point in the anime, she tries to use her breast size (memetically dubbed as "talent") as a qualification for the lead role in a play. Unfortunately, she can't get a boyfriend to save her life, because she's about 6 feet tall and is physically strong and active enough to be off-putting to most guys.
- Asami from Say I Love You has a complex about her chest, having been the recipient of unwanted attention in the form of teasing during middle school due to her bubble buddies. Yamato, a friend of hers, stood up for her during middle school, leading for her to idolize him and wish for a prince of her own. He comes in the form of Kenji, Yamato's best friend, who is at first misunderstood and even hated by Asami for his focus on her boobs, but he eventually confesses that he likes her for who she is, and the two begin dating.
- So, I Can't Play H!: Ilia's a blonde bombshell and a popular teen idol, thanks to her F-cup breasts (which are actually just padding).
- Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie: Seen when the monitor cyborg is streaming a live feed of Guile and Chun Li, to Bison's lair. The cyborg gets a clear shot of Guile's face, but when it shifts focus to Chun Li, it zooms in on her breasts instead, causing Bison to grin.
- A chapter of To Love-Ru has the girls discuss about this after listening to Saruyama give Rito a speech about big breasts. Risa and Mio also tease Yui for having a great figure, telling her that she should appeal to boys using her chest.
- In Wonder Woman #34, Dinah Lance, the Black Canary, mentions Power Girl as having the top bosom of DCU, comparing her assets with a "national treasure".
- Agent327: Olga Lawina, a Swiss female spy, has very large breasts, who even have grown to ridiculous round sizes in later albums. She takes advantage of her nature's gift by keeping all kinds of stuff hidden there and uses her attractiveness to seduce men. Her actual extra part-time job is bodyguard in the literal sense: she guards her clients by taking them into bed and covering her nude body over them. The only one who remains to shy to actually be tempted by her is Agent 327 himself.
- Gold Digger features this conversation between the busty Cat Girl Brittany and her also-busty sister Gina:
Brittany: You've gotta be joking!!! You're gorgeous! Look at you! Look at these! <hoist>
Gina: Eek! (Narrating): "I remember thinking: 'Jinkies! where did those come from'?"
Brittany: Do you know how many gals would kill for a nice, firm set like yours??? What man wouldn't fall all over himself just to get to talk to you?''
- Knockout from Invincible wears large prosthetic breasts, her boyfriend wishes otherwise but her salary has doubled because of them.
- Love and Rockets has quite a bit of this. Luba's breasts are enormous. So are most of her female relatives, especially her mother Maria and half-sisters Fritzi and Petra. Their huge busts are constantly commented on by others and are a very integral part of the characters of Luba, Maria, and the rest of the girls in the family. The attention they receive runs the realistic gamut from fascinated and aroused men, disgusted men with a preference for thinner women, and jealous women who call them names like blimp-chest. Luba in particular has complained that her build makes people automatically assume that she is a slut. Petra actually had the largest breasts out of all the women in the family until she had a breast reduction, going down to simply "regular busty." Luba's daughter Doralis has a delightful combination of huge rack and voluptuous hips and ass. Her other daughter Guadalupe looked like she was going to escape the "family curse"... until she got pregnant.
- Alejandro Jodorowsky's Megalex:
- Adamâ, one of the book's protagonists. She has large breasts and wears a very revealing set of overalls. Fellow hero Ram obviously is fond of them and gropes her when she tells him to "grab my waist" to hold on during a hippodrile ride. She is not amused by Ram's mistake.
- Shalise, the holographic projection of the police clone training ship. She tells the clones that she's been "endowed with a feminine personality" while she caresses her considerable bust.
- This is an actual plot point in W.I.T.C.H., and it is generally accepted that larger breasts are a sign of greater beauty: three of the five girls all try or actually do use magic to enhance their breast size, leader Will angsts about her small bust, and Irma tries no less than twice to artificially enlarge her already sizable breasts using magic. Lets not even get started on the near-constant Breast Expansion fetishism that is seen throughout the series, but needless to say it's omnipresent. The TV show seems to go even further. Even the transformation sequences feature visible, onscreen Breast Expansion every episode, the characters talk about it directly the very first episode, it's referenced or directly addressed several times, and the show actually made headlines in the UK for being so outright blatant about it. Basically, in W.I.T.C.H., if you're flat-chested you're flat out of luck.
- Actually it could count as a subversion, since Irma's attempts to use her Sexier Alter Ego end up causing trouble and nearly exposing the Guardians when they back fire. When Irma did get the guy she was trying to tempt, he went to fast and far in what is implied to have been an attempted case of Auto Erotica; she panicked and turned him into a frog. Will herself has the longest relationship of any of the girls with her boyfriend Matt, they're practically the Official Couple. Considering the comics try to present the main characters as role models for readers, they may be trying to say that any guy that is only interested in a girl for her appearance isn't the best choice for a boyfriend.
Eastern European Animation
- Ersatz: A man at the beach has the ability to create anything, literally anything, with blow-up balloons. Eventually he creates a woman. After he's done, he looks her over, then goes back to the airpump and uses it to inflate her breasts to a bigger size.
- In Fan Work, almost every canon Hello, Nurse! or Ms. Fanservice is often "upgraded" by fan artists or writers into being exceptionally busty, usually with a healthy dose of pride in her "assets", even when (or perhaps because) there is little to no canonical evidence for or against it. This can at times reach the point of Flanderization.
- The later character models of Smurfette in the Empath: The Luckiest Smurf story series add breasts to her physical form. This gets mentioned by her in a few of the mini-stories she appears in.
- All About My Mother: Nina suggests that Agrado, a transgender male-to-female prostitute, could get rid of her fake breasts. Agrado responds that if she did she wouldn't get work. Apparently the men that patronize transgender hookers demand big racks.
- In All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, Chloe invokes this trope by wearing a padded bra to make her breasts appear larger. When she takes it off, we get to see that she's rather flat-chested.
- Angel on My Shoulder: When first meeting Barbara, Eddie does a thorough Male Gaze inspection, even turning her around. After he's done looking over the very snug business dress the costume designers squeezed Anne Baxter into, he says "You got a lot of curves...in all the right places."
- In The Aviator, Howard Hughes is all about this, going so far as to design a special bra to display Jane Russell's assets in The Outlaw and arguing with Hollywood censors when they try to make him take all the cleavage out of the movie.
Glenn Odekirk: Howard, you really think they're gonna let you put out a whole movie just about tits?Howard Hughes: Sure. Who doesn't like tits?
- In the film of A Chorus Line, the character Val sings about her breast implants, while a "less endowed" dancer wishes she had even one of them. Midway through the number, Val poses and asks, "You're all looking at my tits now, aren't you?" One of the male dancers is quite noticeably ogling her, with a goofy grin.
- Fanny: Marius and Cesar's English friend are talking about Cesar's bosomy girlfriend.
English guy: Tell me, is it the same [[makes "big breasts" gesture]]...voluptuous Dutch lady?
Marius: She is Spanish and [[makes Gag Boobs gesture]]...monumental.
- The Firemen's Ball: The firemen hosting the ball are a bunch of dirty old men obsessed with breasts. When they're scouting the crowd at the ball for beauty contestants, one says "We're going to have to go to the balcony to see real busts." When they do, the same man sees a large and massively endowed older woman and calls her "a queen!"
- Discussed Trope in Five Star Final, when Taylor the secretary is appalled that the newspaper has hired reporter Kitty Carmody for her looks.
"They fired Julia Murphy because she was flat-chested. Now they're gonna put this girl on because she's—" (makes "big breasts" gesture with hands)
- The male lead in Friends With Kids sincerely believes this, leading to A-Cup Angst from his would-be girlfriend.
- In the porn spoof Gladiator, General Eroticus is giving a Rousing Speech to her troops, who give a half-hearted cheer. So she flashes her breasts and gets a much better response.
Emperor: General Eroticus, your soldiers love you.
Eroticus: Nah, they just love my tits.
- Imitation Of Life: Loomis establishes himself as a gross creep when he evaluates Lora: "You have a chest full of quality and quantity. I like that."
- The eponymous character from Kick-Ass is obsessed with large breasts, going so far as to watch photos of female African tribals. It's telling that, when a girl asks him to spend the night, the first thing he does (before even kissing her) is grab her boobs. She doesn't mind.
- La Ronde: After dancing at the ball, Franz praises Marie's figure.
Franz: I tell you, Miss Marie, none of those girls had curves like you.
Marie: So you felt them all?
Franz: When you dance you can compare.
- Machete Kills. When Miss San Antonio takes off her top to have sex with our hero, a message on the screen advises the audience to put on their 3D glasses now.
- Lampshaded by Serleena in Men in Black II:
- In Paper Moon, Miss Trixie exploits her ample bosom to squeeze money and favors from all the men she meet.
Trixie: So how 'bout it, honey? Just for a little while, let old Trixie sit up front with her big tits.
- In Presumed Innocent, a police officer remembers Carolyn Polhemus because she had "a nice set of lungs". His chief comments the officer will make a good cop because he can remember a woman's breast size.
- The Relic. The Mayor of Chicago proudly boasts of how his wife will be wearing a dress that shows off her cleavage, which he claims won him the last election.
- In Summer Rental, the protagonist (John Candy's character) meets a neighbor at the resort town who has just had enlargement surgery, and feels the need to ask everyone's opinion of how they look. Her husband tells Candy she's been doing this for weeks, much to his chagrin.
- The Sundowners: Paddy takes an appreciative glance at curvaceous Ida as she's undressing and says "You're built the way a woman ought to be built." He then compares her favorably to all the "sheilas" in town who are unattractively skinny.
- Superbad has an (unseen) girl who apparently had huge breasts, but she got breast reduction surgery. Seth claims that this is "slapping God in the face," but Evan counters that "she had back problems," and "now that she can exercise comfortably, she's in the best shape of her life."
- In the 1975 film adaptation of The Stepford Wives, Walter evidently thinks this. The Reveal is that the women of the town are being murdered and replaced with identical Sexbot Robotic Spouses. When Walter's wife Joanna meets her robot twin at the climax, the camera lingers on said robot's much bigger breasts. The remake also contains a robot wife whose breasts can be enlarged by remote control.
- The Sure Thing involves Gib (John Cusack) traveling 3000 miles across America to get with a promiscuous girl at his buddy Lance's college. When he meets the girl, played by Nicolette Sheridan—tan and toned and leggy, but not very busty—he expresses reluctance. A nonplussed Lance says "The breasts are too small?" The real reason is that he's developed feelings for Allison, his companion on the trip from New England to California.
- So thinks the sexist director of the Film Within A Film at the heart of Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One. As his crew is filming in the park he says "Where's that woman with the tits?" On cue, the camera whirls and captures a busty blonde riding through the park on a horse. "Get her, get her, they're bouncing", he says.
- That Little Band of Gold: Fatty Arbuckle and his buddy Ford sneak out of the opera, Ford's women trailing behind. The women exit and the friend shucks off her coat, revealing a lush curvaceous figure. Ford grins and makes the universal "hourglass" sign with his hands. (Ford's wife is much more slender.). Fatty for his part makes a beeline for the friend, refusing Ford's attempt to palm his wife off on Fatty.
- Towards the end of 12, a Russian remake of 12 Angry Men, one of the jurors tells the others that he really wants to wrap up deliberations so he can go to the airport and pick up his hot new girlfriend. "She has tits like melons!"
- Jessica Rabbit from Who Framed Roger Rabbit. She is based on a pinup drawing after all.
"I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way."
- Patrick Bateman in American Psycho believes this; every time he describes a woman as attractive he mentions her "big tits". He also finds breast reduction ridiculous. This objectification of women is doubtless a symptom of Serial Killer Bateman's pathology.
- Alicia, one of a series of Alpha Bitches in The Clique series. She has huge breasts for her age, sufficiently large that it's a plot point. The boys at her school love her and shower her with affection. The other girls, including her Girl Posse, make fun of how absurd she looks at thirteen with such big breasts. Later we find out they're implants.
- In John C. Wright's Count to the Eschaton, the Nymphs have held to this and bioengineered their own breast to past human proportions.
- Kylie in Duumvirate was buxom before she could genetically alter herself. After, she jumped chest-first into this trope.
- Boxxy in Everybody Loves Large Chests prefers women with large chests. Not for the reason you think... Boxxy likes large chests due to a misunderstanding with Creg, the demon who works with Demons R Us, who is in charge of assigning demons to warlocks according to their preferences. Boxxy, being a mimic who takes the form of a wooden chest, thinks that when Creg is asking him if he prefers large chests or small chests that the demon is talking about the wooden kind of chests filled with treasure, when the devil is actual talking about breast size. Due to this misunderstanding, all of Boxxy's demonic familiars have the biggest boobs in hell.
- In one of the Gossip Girl novels, one girl uses artificial means to try and increase her breast size, but it backfires because she becomes too big. Jenny Humphries, on the other hand, has naturally huge breasts that garner her plenty of attention from male characters.
- His Family: With a dose of Squick and maybe even some Incest Subtext, as Roger is describing his youngest daughter, Laura.
"The blue evening gown she was wearing to-night (doubtless not yet paid for) made her figure even more supple and lithe, set off her splendid bosom, her slender neck, her creamy skin."
- Later he does this again, thinking "What lips she had, what a bosom" as Laura is getting dressed.
- The trope is given a bit of a disturbing cast in The Hunger Games: a near-throwaway line from Cinna near the end of the first book mentions that the Games officials almost had Katniss's breasts surgically enhanced without her knowledge or consent while she was tranquilized and recovering from the Games, to make up for the weight she lost during the whole experience. Fortunately, Haymitch threw enough of a fit that they backed off and agreed to let Cinna simply pad her clothes instead. What really makes it disturbing is in the third book of the series when you realize that the breast enhancement was probably meant to attract/please customers. The most attractive winners ended up prostituted by President Snow.
- In Warbreaker gods are mortals who have died and come Back from the Dead. One of the perks of this resurrection is that each of them looks the way they always wished they could look. For goddesses, this almost always means having a huge rack.
- Jeeves and Wooster: Bertie Wooster might be a Celibate Hero, but that doesn't mean he can't appreciate the female form. Like in Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit, when he describes the gorgeous Daphne Dolores Moorehead as having "more curves than a scenic railway".
- The Magicians: Quentin notes Alice's "heavy breasts" more than once, including while they're having sex, which is clearly depicted as part of her attractiveness.
- A Songof Ice And Fire: While at a wedding reception as the bedding gets underway, Catelyn Stark remembers from her own bedding that Lord Willam Dustin, upon seeing her bare breasts, joked to Eddard that they were enough to make him wish he'd never been weaned.
- In The Truth, after describing how various aspects of Sacharissa's face would have been considered attractive in different eras, the Lemony Narrator adds:
Sacharissa stood there panting. She had a well-crafted supply of other features that never go out of fashion at all and are perfectly at home in any century. She clearly believed that severe, old-fashioned dresses toned these down. They did not.
- In Thud!, Tawnee, who is convinced something is wrong with her because men never ask her out, when in fact it's obvious to almost any man that she's way out of his league, has a litany of reasons for this that includes "my bosom is too large". Angua and Salacia explain to her that this is not actually a problem in the way she thinks.
- Similarly in Snuff when Lady Sybil tells Sam that one of the Gordon daughters who are seeking husbands is self-concious about her bosom, Sam makes a valiant attempt at keeping a straight face as he suggests that finding a husband may not be as difficult as she believes. When he actually meets her he thinks "Men would be queuing up to fight over you. Why has nobody told you?"
- In The Truth, after describing how various aspects of Sacharissa's face would have been considered attractive in different eras, the Lemony Narrator adds:
- Loyal Enemies: While Shelena is not exactly suffering from A-Cup Angst, she often remarks on how some of the women the party meets have bigger breasts and how those must be considered more attractive. Gloom certainly seems to think so. When Shelena steals a set of clothes from the Big Bad, she smugly asserts that the shirt is uncomfortably tight, meaning her assets are bigger — and thus, better.
- Ring for Jeeves: "Bill, as I remember it, was always more of a lad for the buxom, voluptuous type."
- In the Song of Songs from The Bible, the Beloved comments on the Shulamite's ample breasts using some interesting descriptions. The Shulamite herself says that her breasts are like towers, which follows her brothers talking about having a sister that has no breasts and wondering what to do when she is spoken for in marriage.
Live Action TV
- Ali G from Da Ali G Show says to a group of doctors and experts on medical ethics that he heard that some women got their breasts reduced. He thinks it's selfish as it's just one woman getting rid of backache, but pleasure is taken away from numerous men. One really cool doctor (who might have figured out that they were being trolled) politely explains to him that those breasts are grossly enlarged and not attractive. Ali G assures him he was talking about nice ones, and the doctor suggests that it's a matter of taste. Ali is impressed and wants to chat about that after.
Ali G: I heard about this thing and it's probably rubbish, that some girls h'actually gets their babbylongs reduced. Is that true? Ain't that selfish, though? Cause like, is one woman getting back ache but you is taking away thousands of men getting pleasure, innit?
- In the first season of Eastbound & Down, Jerkass protagonist Kenny Powers is obsessed with the ample breasts of ex-girlfriend April; in her first scene the camera zooms in on her cleavage as Kenny stares. In Season 2 he dates the gorgeous but less bosomy Vida, only to decide that he's "a breast man" and go back to April.
- Penny on Happy Endings says that she used to draw attention to her cleavage to get bigger tips during her waitressing days. It's still one of the first things that people notice about her.
- In How I Met Your Mother, Ted runs into his ex Stella after she left him at the altar and his friends rate how he handled the situation favorably on a scale from sobbing-like-a-baby-about-how-his-life-is-ruined to dating-someone-exactly-like-her-but-French-and-with-bigger-boobs. In the fantasy, even the ex's current boyfriend tries to hit on her French version in front of her.
- In Monty Python's Flying Circus "All England Summarizing Proust Competition", the announcer basically says that all contestants sucked, and he therefore awards the first prize to somebody who deserves it: The girl with the biggest tits. Those are really his words.
- In Parks and Recreation episode "Ron and Jammy", Leslie describes Tammy 2 as "a demonic sociopath...with great cleavage."
- The Big Bang Theory: Bernadette is considered cute and attractive, and she's fairly well-endowed. Acknowledged in the show.
Howard's Mom: (regarding a custom made vest) She has a tricky figure, she's short and stacked like me!
- Korean Drama The City Hunter:
Yoon-sung: (denying interest in a girl) And more importantly, you’re a B-cup, aren’t you? I don’t ever see anyone under a C-cup as a woman.
- Great News: Among the reasons Carol lists for Greg being attracted to Katie (her own daughter!) is "she has Nana's yabbos."
- When Kevin from the American The Office tries to figure out who is hotter, Karen or Pam, he specifically notes that Pam has bigger breasts.
- Pretty common on The Real Housewives, which often illustrates the process of breast augmentation surgery; however, this trope is just as often averted, as not every Housewife has implants, and some ultimately get theirs removed.
- One arc on 30 Rock featured Jack Donaghy's romance with nurse Elisa, played by the patron saint of Buxom Is Better, Salma Hayek. Liz's take?
Liz: If I had knockers like that, I'd be thanking God too.
- In one episode of Two and a Half Men, the current girlfriend of Charlie wants to get her sizable breasts reduced due to back pain, to the horror of Charlie; the crisis (from his POV) is avoided when he tells her that once they're done people will notice her ass more - whereupon she decides to cancel the operation and keep her chest (and live with the backache).
- The Magicians: Margo comments on Alice's large breasts being her "assets" which she shouldn't hide under her modest outfit.
- MADtv: Parodied in a Ghost Whisperer spoof where the ghosts are all distracted by Jennifer Love Hewitt's breasts.
- This is one of the many tropes examined (and confirmed) by MythBusters: working as a barista, Kari earns 30-40% more tips from both genders when she wore extra-large fake breasts, as compared with her normal bust and when she bound them.
- The Good Place: Tahani notes that her bosom is large more than once approvingly.
- The makeover reality TV series The Swan usually had each contestant getting some form of breast augmentation.
- The entire point of the song Tig Ol' Bitties. The song is about the singer seeing an attractive new girl in class, who has a large pair, and asks her to the prom with "I like your boobs. Go to prom with me?" She says yes, and at the end it turns out she stuffed her bra. "Those aren't boobs! They're lies!" He then dumps her.
It's like two beach ball in shirt disguiseOr Earth and Mars havin' some funWait, I take that back - it's like two of the suns.
- Cledus T. Judd spoofed Toby Keith's "Red Solo Cup" as "Double D Cups", a tongue-in-cheek ode to busty women.
- "Brick House" by The Commodores is all about admiring a voluptuous woman's figure. ("The lady's stacked and that's a fact").
- Eye-catching stage dancer The Amazing Stacia was this trope to Hawkwind.
- This constituted part of the "Bally look," or at least what the higher-ups at Bally-Williams thought should be incorporated into pinball machines, as pinball artist Greg Freres pointed out in an interview. This is the reason why large-breasted women were so common in pinball machine artwork from the 70's to the early 2000's.
- Invoked with the Mellon sisters in Whoa Nellie! Big Juicy Melons, as the buxom girls attract lots of admiring attention from all of the men passing by.
- So thinks the speaker in Robert Browning poem, "A Tocatta of Galuppi's", when imagining all the great things in Venice.
Was a lady, such a lady, cheeks so round and lips so red—
On her neck the small face buoyant, like a bell-flower on its bed,
O'er the breast's superb abundance where a man might base his head?
- Jacqueline Moore has bragged about how much woman she was on Monday Night Raw. To be fair, she only did this during the then common WWF "Bikini Contests". Really, this was still a fairly new concept in pro wrestling; she and Luna Vachon being some of the first really "stacked" wrestlers on national television and both of them were heels, at first anyway.
- Terri Runnels was proud of her boob job and would boast that it was better than Trish Stratus's. This came back to bite her when Trish's arch nemesis, the insane Victoria, began to associate Terri with Trish when Trish wasn't around.
- ODB loves every part of her body, including her boobs, and has mocked Christina Von Eerie, who is about the same size as her, excepting one (or two) part(s) of her body.
- According to The House Of Truth Anthem sung on the unauthorized ROH A Night Of Hoolpla, larger breasts are a benefit of becoming one of Truth Martini's Hoopla Hotties.
- Debra Marshall was known entirely for her large breasts, and the Unusual Euphemism 'puppies' was coined referring to them. She was one of the biggest Ms Fanservices of the Attitude Era.
- Behind the scenes, a lot of women in wrestling opt for breast implants. Maria Kanellis says that some do it on their own, or else get pressured into it from the office. As wrestling tends to have some form of titillation, Fanservice is usually the aim.
- People with the Eros genemod in GURPS: Bio-Tech have "exaggerated sexual characteristics" as part of the modifications for making them attractive. Sarcastically from the vignette: "Yes, you too can be stacked like a pleasure bioroid."
- In Shadowrun, the player can get breast implants of varying sizes. Gamemasters are encouraged to use discretion in determining actual in-game effects.
- In BlazBlue, the source of many A-Cup Angst was due to big breasts. Kokonoe threw a tantrum over Makoto's bigger breasts; mentioning her small breasts makes Noel really mad, and she wished to get bigger breasts like Litchi's; and when Tsubaki was groped by Taokaka and called "Average" despite having decent-sized breasts, she's pissed. And big breasts was one of the reasons Litchi was such a Hello, Nurse!. Even in Chronophantasma, Celica is wondering if Ragna believes in this trope, both by getting angry when he calls her "normal" and becoming enamored by Makoto's Boobs of Steel.
- Shows up in Castlevania: Judgment, in which Token Mini-Moe Maria laments her undersized chest and is in awe of Sypha's large breasts. When Sypha herself expresses annoyance, claiming that "They only get in the way", Maria gets mad:
"THOSE ARE A PRECIOUS GIFT!"
- When Yellow Heart shows up in Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory, the player party instantly agree to take her out so Vert can have the biggest bust of the cast again. The CPU's breast sizes are actually one big Visual Pun, being directly related to the size of the console they represent, so while Vert is XBOX HUEG, Uni is rather small and actually flattens some in HDD form.
- Miranda from Mass Effect 2. As the engineers put it...
Daniels: I've got green across the board. The forward tanks are buoyant and elevated.
Donnelly: Are ya talking about the Normandy or Miranda?
Daniels: I'm talking about the one covered and protected, not bouncing in the breeze.
- In the Queen's Blade PSP game, Spiral Chaos, Reina and Cute cup their breasts in disappointment while looking at Cattleya's massive melons.
- Saints Row: The Third has a sex appeal slider in its Character Customization. For Females all it does is increases the size of their bust - men get a different upgrade.
- The governors' daughters in the 2004 iteration of Sid Meier's Pirates! were ranked plain, attractive and beautiful. Since it's set in the 16th century, corsets are part of ballroom apparel; the 'rather plain' daughters are dressed to de-emphasize their bust, while the 'beautiful' ones are dressed to show theirs off.
- The pilot of JakuBuOh in Second Super Robot Wars Original Generation, Jun Kanan, is pretty much obsessed with voluptuous figures, but especially one that belongs to Kusuha Mizuha, to the point of pointing out her 'assets' is her spoken reasons why she wants Kusuha to join them. To hammer things down, Kanan also explicitly said that she had no interest with those with flat chests... this is within the earshot of poor Ibis Douglas.
- This appears in Tales of Vesperia with Judith, who is regarded as the sexiest party member because of her large breasts. Oh. And exposed midriff and legs.
- Varric begins telling the story of Dragon Age II by portraying Bethany as incredibly well endowed. Soon Cassandra calls bullshit (mostly because of what the Hawkes do in the narration, rather than the size of their chests) and when he begins again, her bust is back to its regular size. (Hilariously, if Hawke is female, her assets remain the same size throughout.) It's probably a nod to Varric's canonical status as an Unreliable Narrator, but it does paint him as a bit of a Covert Pervert.
- One of the fetishes that can be appealed to in HunieCam Studio is the 'Huge Tits' fetish. Nikki, Candace, and Marlena all appeal to this fetish (although it should be noted that Candace's tits came through plastic surgery). On the other hand, though, 'Flat Chest' is also a fetish.
- Mia Fey from Ace Attorney was once able use her large breasts to get information out of a Dirty Old Man witness. Also, in the first game she gets a small boy to start talking with a Cheshire Grin smile when Phoenix had a hard time getting him to cooperate at all.
- In Oppai Sensou ~Kyonyuu vs. Hinnyuu~ (literally: Breast Wars ~Big Breasts vs. Tiny Breasts~), the struggle between large-breasted women and flat-chested women to determine which is superior has escalated to full-on war. Women are literally murdering each other in an attempt to prove this trope is true (or untrue).
- In My Girlfriend Is the President, small-chested Ell becomes worried that Junichirou believes this, based on the common knowledge that guys like big boobs as well as his constant comments about Ran or Putina's impressive chests. However, it's subverted when Junichirou delcares that it isn't true - what he loves isn't specifically large breasts, but instead the existence of breasts altogether.
- In School Days Kotonoha's large bust is the reason she attracts so much unwanted attention. As a result, she becomes extremely self-conscious, and is repeatedly bullied by jealous girls trying to slut shame her.
- In Strawberry Vinegar, Licia tells Rie it wouldn't be all that nice bathing with her anyways since she's not "cushiony" like her older sisters, which upsets Rie.
- In Nip and Tuck, Hortence assumes it, but in fact she has body issues, and even more pragmatically back aches.
- Dr. Edward Bunnigus of Schlock Mercenary is a gene-tweaked test-tube baby, as her parents were mentally stunted and therefore not permitted to produce naturally. The "model" of her gene-tweaking was the "Exotic Dancer" package, hence her massive mammaries and her name ("ED"ward). She's used her considerable assets as a stripper and pole dancer to pay her way through medical school, and in one case "weaponized" her body during a strip search.
- Didi of Ménage à 3 is this trope in perfection. Her breasts are incredibly large and she inspires lust in everyone she meets. However, this also slips into Blessed with Suck territory, as she's never had a partner last more than 2 minutes at sex as a result - with one poor guy lasting -39 Seconds.
- Intentionally invoked in Pacificators. The platoon needed to lure away Rendo away from the others as part of a diversion, and Cinna discounted Taffe because her sister "stole so much from her chest". When the group decided that Cinna would be The Bait, Qamra said that she needed "padding up." Turns out, it worked excellently on Rendo.
- In Girls with Slingshots, Jamie is extremely well-endowed, and quite proud of the attention this brings her. Though she is still surprised when she has to bundle up for the winter, and suddenly everything at her favorite bar is twice as expensive as she's used to.
Jamie: You've been giving me boob discounts?!
- Subverted in Shotgun Shuffle. While Ellie's large breasts gets her a lot of attention, she personally believes she's not as pretty as the more moderately endowed Quinn. Taken further, these strips imply that Ellie has little to no dating experience, as guys were too intimidated to ask her out.
- In Spying with Lana, Lana's large breasts help in her honey traps against her targets.
- In Girl Genius this is the belief of Zeetha with regards to herself, who is notably busty but apparently enjoys enhancing it...
Zeetha: [trying on armour] Does this make my chest look too big?
- In El Goonish Shive, Ashley "sabotages" Elliot's transformation into a girl. She enjoys the result, though.
- In Dangerously Chloe, Abby asks Chloe if boys would like her if she had big boobs. "Aww sweetie... Yes. Yes they would."
- In Chakona Space, Chakats all have positively huge breasts (with in-story justification that they're actually made from a spongy tissue that stores a sort of natural sports drink they secrete when they're not in full pregnant lactation mode). Of course, there's no shortage of endowments among non-chakat races, either.
- SynthOrange's Let's Play of Princess Maker 2, casts Gendo Ikari as the father of the main character. Upon getting a visit from a travelling salesman, who, amongst other things, sells "Buxom Pills", a drug that increases bust size, Gendo first does a Flat "What.", before angrily chasing the salesman away for being a creepy weirdo. In a later chapter, Gendo eventually buys a Buxom Pill... to use on himself.
- A running gag in LouLou's "How To Sue" series involves giving the titular Sues unrealistically huge breasts and the narrator is under the impression that normal boobs shouldn't be that small.
- Braceface has an episode titled "Busted" were Sharon buy a pump water bra to give her more prominent breasts. After an initial thrill at all the extra attention her new fuller figure is receiving, she discovers that her more mature look comes with its own unique set of problems as attracting the "wrong" guys. And thanks to her braces, it didn't end well. She ends up overdoing it, with humiliating results.
- The Hot Teacher Mrs. Lockhart from Family Guy. Just take a look at her◊ and understand why Chris falls for her.
Mrs. Lockhart: [showing Chris' failing test result, right next to her open cleavage, to him] What do you see here, Chris?
Chris: ...Two 'D's and an 'F'?
- The Simpsons
- Titania, a busty blonde woman, pulled out all the stops in using her "assets" to increase her chances of winning the "Beer–Tender of the Year" contest attracting everyone's attention.
- In the episode "Large Marge", Marge gets breast implants by mistake and discovers that every man in Springfield thinks so. So do lobsters apparently.
- In the South Park episode "Bebe's Boobs Destroy Society" the boys are captivated by Bebe's boobs. When she goes to the doctor to get breast reduction surgery because she doesn't want to be treated differently her whole life, the doctor scoffs at the idea. The doctor then deeply thanks a buxom nurse and quickly dismisses another with small breasts.
- In one episode of Squidbillies, a doctor says Granny's fifth-degree burns can be masked with "enormous fake breasts." Granny keeps demanding that they be bigger on a computer simulation until it warns that they threaten the orbit of the planet, at which point she says to stop because she wants them to "look natural."
- In the very first episode of W.I.T.C.H., when the girls first transform, Hay Lin takes notice of their new wings and tells the girls to look at them. Cornelia, instead, looks down at her bigger chest and suggests they look in front.
- The Trope Name itself. The word "buxom" did not originally mean "large-breasted". Even the looser sense of "beautiful or attractive" is recent; see the OED for a full history. But of course an attractive woman's attributes include big breasts— and why else would the words start with the same letter?
- Breast enlargening surgery is called breasts enhancement or augment surgery because of this trope. They are a major business.
- "The Buxom Bandit"— a woman who held up a gas station in Australia getting a lot of attention for her being "ample" and wearing a low-cut top. Even though she physically attacked the cashier and threatened him with a knife, the story mostly elicits jokes and suggestive comments about her big breasts.
- Sex workers (escorts, strippers, and porn stars) often get breast augmentation because it's been proven that large-breasted women make more money in that line of work.
- A stripper named Cynthia Hess a.k.a. Chesty Love once filed augmentation surgery that left her with a 56FF bust as a business expense on her taxes. When the IRS disagreed, she took the matter to court and defended herself by saying that the surgery was to help bring in better tips. She won the case, establishing legal precedent that Buxom IS Better - at least, for those in that line of business.
- This is surprisingly averted with most porn stars. A study showed that the average female porn star's bra size was a B-cup.
- There has been at least one published research paper showing that female lawyers with small breasts are less likely to win cases than their larger breasted counterparts.
- Linse Kessler, she's famous for having the biggest breasts in the whole of Denmark. And she's so proud of them that she often tells people that "big boobs are the best". She even founded strip clubs to embrace this trope further.
- This is actually averted in real life in some cases. A study showed that men don't always prefer larger breasts to smaller breasts if the large breasted women had a high waist-to-hip ratio because it either made her look pregnant or matronly.
- Ariel Winter's breast reduction (to ease her physical discomfort, and stop TMZ from ogling over them) did not go down well with some of her male fans, to put it politely— even though she's still... well, you know. That said, she did confess she didn't want to go completely flat.
- In 1999, Pamela Anderson had her breast implants removed because she was tired of her reputation for being "all boobs, no brains." But a few years later, she decided she missed having big boobs and got new implants that were even bigger than her old ones.