Playing With / Most Common Super Power

Basic Trope: A suspicious percentage of female superheroes/superpowered fantasy characters have large to the point of being unrealistic breasts.
  • Straight: Amazing Girl is a D-cup. Baroness Beauty is a F-cup. Countess Calamity is a G-cup.
  • Exaggerated:
    • Amazing Girl's bust is so huge it defies cup sizes. All other female characters have similar bust sizes.
    • Every
  • Downplayed: Amazing Girl's breast size is slightly above average, but it's not that noticable.
  • Justified:
    • Amazing Girl isn't human, so human breast standards don't apply. Frankly the unlikely thing is that she has them at all, not what size they are.
    • Baroness Beauty's powers have a mildly transformative effect on her physique, increasing her bust size in the process.
    • Countess Calamity is a shapeshifter and gives herself large breasts because she always wanted to look like superheroines in the comics.
  • Inverted:
  • Subverted:
    • Amazing Girl is discussed as if she has overly large breasts, but they are revealed to be smaller than expected.
    • Baroness Beauty stuffs her bra in order to appear closer to the stereotypical beautiful woman.
  • Doubly Subverted:
    • However, she is later hit with powers that increase her bust size.
    • Baroness Beauty's powers could, if she wanted, increase her bust size, and every so often she does use them to that effect. She stuffs her bra when not using these powers so she'll look as busty without having to concentrate on using her powers in that way.
  • Parodied:
    • Amazing Girl's breasts are so large she needs to carry something in front of her to support them.
    • Baroness Beauty uses her figure to gain employment in the sex industry whilst not fighting crime. See Stripperella.
    • Countess Calamity actually makes use of them in a fight. Nobody ever takes Lord Wasteland seriously again after that.
    • Amazing Girl's breasts really do defy gravity. Bob the scientist eventually invents antigravity based on studying how her back doesn't snap under the weight of her rack.
    • Emperor Evulz used his invention to copy Amazing girl's powers...And promptly grows a massive rack.
    • All the male superheroes have large breasts, while the girls are all flat.
  • Zig Zagged: Amazing Girl is drawn with huge boobs in the comic, but in The Movie, an actress with smaller breasts is cast. In a promo picture she has fake boobs, but she can't wear the fakes to do her stunts, so many movie scenes don't have them.
  • Averted: Amazing Girl is depicted as having average, realistically sized breasts.
  • Enforced: "The people reading our comics are mostly men. Men like women with large breasts. Ergo, give Amazing Girl large breasts and men will like her!"
  • Lampshaded: "It still sometimes amazes me that I can still fight crime with these!"
  • Invoked:
    • "Female superheroes need large breasts. It's essentially a job requirement."
    • Alternatively: They're fake. Amazing Girl got implants before she started fighting crime so she'd fit in (or pads her bra while she's in costume.)
    • Baroness Beauty intentionally fakes / changes her bust size and exploits it in order to help protect her Secret Identity; not only is her civilian persona a lot less buxom than her superheroic identity, but people who are focusing on her breasts aren't focusing on her face.
    • Countess Calamity's Secret Identity looks fairly normal; when she says the magic words her clothes turn into her costume, she becomes more muscular and her breasts grow significantly larger. Of course, the Transformation Sequence never fails to highlight this.
  • Exploited: Paparazzi start tailing women with extraordinarily large breasts, since so many superheroines have them and quite frankly, there can only be so many D-cup-and-above women out there.
  • Defied:
    • "I don't need unrealistically large breasts to fight crime!"
    • Amazing Girl gets breast reduction surgery before she starts fighting crime, since giant boobs get in the way.
  • Discussed:
    • "Seriously, outside of a comic book no one has breasts like hers!"
    • "Superheros that like small breasts must have trouble finding girlfriends."
  • Conversed: "Amazing Girl's breast size is ludicrously unrealistic!"
  • Deconstructed:
    • Amazing Girl's figure has led to her becoming a figure of derision amongst the superhero community, meaning that she is not taken seriously as a woman or as a crime fighter. It is assumed that because of her breast size she is an airheaded 'slut' and she is often the victim of sexual harassment from other superheroes, whilst simultaneously the subject of jealous gossip.
    • Turns out, big breasts are extremely impractical- Amazing Girl gets constant backaches, Baroness Beauty is often objectified by the press, and Countess Calamity's giant bust keeps getting in her way in combat.
  • Reconstructed:


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