Playing With / Boobs of Steel

Basic Trope: Cup size indicates fighting strength.
  • Straight: Alice, who is not very busty, is White Magician Girl; Betty, who has B's, is the Fragile Speedster; Charlene, who has C's, is a decent fighter. Dorothy, sporting DD's, is a Lightning Bruiser.
  • Exaggerated: Any woman who has any fighting skill whatsoever has at least D-Cups.
  • Downplayed: The strongest fighter has the biggest breasts, but the differences are barely noticeable.
  • Justified:
    • Dorothy is the oldest in a cast of teens, so it's natural that she'd be better endowed, as well as have more fighting experience and physical strength.
    • Dorothy had been working out and building up her physical strength, largely as a way of adapting to the weight of her breasts.
    • The appearance of large breasts comes from the large pectoral muscles underneath those breasts.
    • Dorothy is a Big Eater who learned how to fight after getting tired of people making fun of her weight.
  • Inverted:
    • Smaller breasts make better fighters, especially when they're hard to "aim at".
    • Bigger breasts make better mages.
  • Subverted:
    • Dorothy holds her own pretty well in battle, until she loses to Anna, who is an A-Cup.
    • Dorothy has Gag Boobs and is thought to be the Action Girl that the party is seeking to recruit, but it turns out that she is a poor fighter, and the Action Girl they are looking for is Alice, who is flat-chested.
  • Double Subverted:
    • Anna was afterwards busted for cheating.
    • The party learned later that Anna as Miss Miles Gloriosus and Dorothy was heavily handicapped back then.
  • Parodied:
    • Alice instantly becomes a better fighter after a boob job.
    • Dorothy has huge fists for breasts.
    • This trope is applied unisexually; all the men are incompetent fighters except for Fat Bastard Colin, whose fat accumulates ontp his chest.
  • Zig Zagged:
    • Analyzing the Ability Parameters shows that Dorothy has the highest stamina of the girls. Even though she is an average fighter, she holds on her own the longest.
    • As the fighter, Dorothy is an extreme Glass Cannon. She is either the best or worst depending on how well she starts.
  • Averted: Fighting women come from all areas of the cup-size spectrum.
  • Enforced: The big boobs is to make sure the audience knows Dorothy, the tough fighter, is supposed to be a woman.
  • Lampshaded: "Be careful of that one, anyone who can fight and lug those things around is no joke".
  • Invoked: Esther got a boob job to become a better fighter.
  • Exploited:
  • Defied: "I can't fight with these things!"
  • Discussed: "No woman would fight hanging out like that".
  • Conversed: "No wonder she's so strong. Fighting with a chest that big is probably one hell of a workout".
  • Deconstructed: While a skilled fighter, Dorothy can't fight at her full potential because of her breasts. However, she's willing to take that risk since her breasts have made her popular with the guys.
  • Reconstructed: Normally Dorothy's breasts would get in the way in a fight, but thanks to a special sports bra made for her, she can fight at her full potential.
  • Plotted A Good Waste: It's supposed to be symbolic for something. Clyde, a fan of Fantasmic, guesses "Maybe it represents muscle?"
  • Played For Laughs: Not only do larger breasts make her a better fighter and physically stronger overall, the breasts themselves possess considerable strength and are actually invincible, meaning she can destroy all her enemies by hitting them with her breasts. She doesn't even need to work on her arms or legs. She still does, but not for fighting reasons.

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