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Playing With: Balloon Belly

Basic Trope: If someone eats a lot of food, they will be seen afterwards will a larger belly.
  • Straight: In one scene, Alice binges on sushi. In the next, her bloated belly is made evident.
  • Exaggerated:
    • Alice swells up like a big balloon after eating one California roll.
    • Alice eats so much her belly gets bigger than a house.
  • Downplayed: Alice's trousers get a bit snug after she eats a big meal.
  • Justified:
    • Alice has an allergy to seafood that causes bloating.
    • Alice is an alien with a usually deflated stomach that inflates for digestion
  • Inverted:
    • Alice is in an advertisement for food that helps one lose weight.
    • Squashed Flat
  • Subverted: Alice is served a large quantity of fattening food. The person who serves it to her expects her belly to be bloated, but she does not gain a single apparent pound.
  • Double Subverted: But once Alice unzips her pants, her belly grows.
  • Parodied: Once Alice unzips her pants, her belly knocks over the table.
  • Zig Zagged: Various scenes are shown involving Alice eating, and her belly is either exaggerated or unchanged.
  • Averted: Alice's belly expands realistically.
  • Enforced: The show is a comedy, and this is the standard result of a binge.
  • Lampshaded: "Hey, are you hungry for some food? Oh, never mind, I see your bloated belly."
  • Invoked: Alice supplements her food with a weight gain pill.
  • Exploited: Alice uses her increased size to crush her foes sumo-style.
  • Defied: Alice takes medication to prevent her distension.
  • Discussed: "You know Bob, your girlfriend isn't that attractive when she eats sushi."
  • Conversed: "See this show? That what it feels like every time we go out for All-You-Can-Eat."
  • Deconstructed: Alice becomes self-conscious about her belly's growth after eating large amounts of food and purges excessively, or barely eats at all.
  • Reconstructed: Alice learns to accept her body for what it is.
  • Plotted A Good Waste: Some people found Alice stuffing herself with sushi to be erotic... which was completely intentional.
  • Played For Laughs: Alice explodes like a popped balloon... Only to be completely normal again after an angle change or two.
  • Played For Drama: Alice's gorging herself was due to a previously undiagnosed eating disorder, and now she's dead. Bet you feel bad for laughing now, don't you?

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