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Pigs are more omnivorous than most domestic animals, and like most meat livestock have been bred to put on weight quickly. That's why in fiction pigs are often portrayed as gluttonous beasts whose favorite thing in life is eating -- eating a lot, eating all the time, eating anything that moves and that doesn't. This may result in the pig character becoming obese, but not necessarily; quite often they're just a bit pudgy.

If a pig is [[PigMan anthropomorphic]], expect them to eat a lot of junk food, in a [[{{Anvilicious}} poignant]] [[TakeThat commentary]] on the low quality of mass-produced food, or on modern consumer society, or something like that. In a crossover with MessyPig, such anthropomorphic swine usually have JabbaTableManners, burping, snorting and farting all the time.

Sometimes, in a twist on this trope's original meaning, a pig character (usually also anthropomorphic) is portrayed as greedy, craving money and riches instead of swill.

Subtrope to BigEater and, in some cases, ExtremeOmnivore or VillainousGlutton (if the character is a villain). Supertrope to FedToPigs, where the pigs' gluttonous nature is used [[EatTheEvidence as a means]] [[DisposingOfABody to dispose of bodies]]. For another common porcine AnimalStereotype, see MessyPig. For a trope related to boars, see FullBoarAction.

Interestingly, in Judaism pigs are actually a symbol of ''{{hypocri|te}}sy'': they are said in Literature/TheTalmud to be the only animals with cloven hooves that don't ruminate[[note]]Not true: okapis fit this description as well; but they hadn't been discovered when the Talmud was written[[/note]], so a pig displays its hooves and claim to be pure while not so[[note]]Mammals need to have cloven hooves and ruminate to be kosher; you can read more about it [[UsefulNotes/{{Judaism}} here]][[/note]]. However, due to a more global version of EaglelandOsmosis, this trope is very well-known among Jews, to the point that ''khazirút''[[note]]חזירות[[/note]] (lit. 'swinery') is essentially Modern Hebrew for 'avarice'.

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[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* Hawk from ''Manga/TheSevenDeadlySins'' prides himself as this as he is the one in charge of cleaning leftovers.
* Chihiro's parents in ''Anime/SpiritedAway'' turn into pigs after gorging themselves on the spirits' food.
* Dawn's Swinub in ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'', the early Sinnoh arc.


[[folder: Film ]]

* ''Film/{{Legend 1985}}''. The pig-like goblin Pox wants to use the unicorn's magical horn to "turn everything into garbage, a great towering mountain of slop" for him to eat.
* The film adaptation of ''Film/DoctorDolittle'' has the titular character openly hating this Trope as it holds to a negative stereotype about an entire species and reduces them to a simple insult (along with other animal-based insults like "Stubborn as a mule" or "Stupid as an ox"). When his ability to talk to animals lands him in court for being accused of insanity, he complains to the judge (Who's a BigEater) that the term should be changed to "eating like a man."


[[folder: Literature ]]

* ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest''. Zhu Bajie is a [[PigMan half man/half pig]] who, among other things, is quite gluttonous.
* In George Orwell's ''Literature/AnimalFarm'' the first thing the pigs do when they seize power is keep the milk and apples for themselves. They are also prone to alcoholism and Squealer becomes enormously fat by the end of the book.
* Averted in ''Literature/MrsPiggleWiggle''. She has a pig named "Lester," whose sole purpose is to teach children to use their best table manners by setting a good example.


[[folder: Music ]]

* Music/PinkFloyd's "Pigs (Three Different Ones)" follows the gluttonous for power variant from ''Animal Farm''. (the real life targets are thinly veiled, except the third one, which goes straight "Hey you [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Whitehouse Whitehouse]]!")


[[folder: Puppet Shows ]]

* Miss Piggy of ''Franchise/TheMuppets'' is sometimes portrayed this way, for example in ''Film/TheMuppetChristmasCarol'', where she insists she's "testing" the chestnuts, or [[http://muppetmovieposters.tumblr.com/image/34179727375 this]] image from the ''Muppet Movie Parodies Calendar''.


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* [[Characters.DragonRage General Mandek]] from ''VideoGame/DragonRage'' will eat anything even the remains of his own soldiers.
* Pey'j, Jade's pig uncle from ''VideoGame/BeyondGoodAndEvil'', eats flies [[MessyPig by snorting them through his nose]].
* The Rashberry species in ''VideoGame/VivaPinata''. In order to romance them, they need to eat items that have gone rotten. If they eat a hunk of cheesecake, they transform into warthogs.
* The villains of ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'' are based around pigs. They burp and eat junk food a lot.
* Hoggmeiser from ''VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness''. He's greedy to the point where the periods in his speech have been replaced with $ marks, he uses his own followers as shields, and at one point compares the main character to a fish bone stuck in his throat. He never shows up in more than one chapter in the game, despite forcing his way onto your team for the rest of the game.
* Horkos of ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' fame is a demon pig/dragon hybrid wearing a crown and cape and wielding a staff. Oh, and he [[VillainousGlutton loves to]] [[ExtremeOmnivore eat]].
* ''VideoGame/HogsOfWar'' is about armies of pigs fighting a bloody war for a continent full of swill.
* The pigs in ''VideoGame/AngryBirds'', particularly in the spin-off holiday comics. The 2011 Christmas comic has the pig king thinking that the meaning of Christmas is for him to eat all day long. In the games, if they'd just give up on eating the eggs and run for it, they'd save themselves a world of hurt.
* The piggies in ''VideoGame/{{Glitch}}'' require being fed periodically. They will have word balloons pop over their head with knife and fork to indicate they're hungry. And if they are not fed, they will not let you nibble them no matter how much you pet them. And while they can and do eat fruit dropped from trees, they will also eat food dropped by Glitches.


[[folder: Webcomics ]]

* Squigley from ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}''. One of his main flaws is eating a lot of junk food.


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* An early WesternAnimation/PorkyPig cartoon has him being punished in an IronicHell for stealing a pie by being force fed. Another one shows him going to a hospital, claiming to have eaten too much at a birthday party and gotten a stomach ache; an x-ray of his stomach shows a birthday cake [[RuleOfFunny with candles still lit.]]
* In the U.S. Acres shorts on ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'', Orson defies this trope, but his brothers play it straight by stealing food whenever they can.
* Hoggish Greedly from ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'' is a very piggish human rather than an anthro pig, but otherwise fits the trope with both greed, gluttony and table manners.
* A pig-woman in the ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' episode "Popcorn Pandemonium" pulled the AndADietCoke routine after ordering a large amount of snacks for herself at the movie theater.
* Waddles from ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''. The only person who takes issue with this is Stan, when Waddles eats a display he made out of corn husks.
* There are many occasions on ''WesternAnimation/MikeLuAndOg'' where Pig of the Philosophical Society complains about being hungry or talks about food.
* The Pigs in ''WesternAnimation/ShaunTheSheep'' are extremely gluttonous. Some of the antagonism they have with the sheep is for stealing their food.