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exclusive the western superhero genre and should be taken in aggregate: Most Common Superpower get usage counts

 26 pokedude 10, Fri, 1st Jul '11 6:48:49 PM from Mount Silver
Man on the Mountain
Well then, All we need is a motion so we can put up a Crowner.

P.S.

edited 1st Jul '11 6:49:58 PM by pokedude10

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óMark Twain
[up] That would be a sight to behold

What about the issue of genre? Does anyone else have any concerns about this trope applying only to the western superhero genre? Again please note that it a genre, not a medium.

 28 Deboss, Fri, 1st Jul '11 6:55:08 PM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
I think Knock Out would count as something different. Maybe invoked? I think Atom Eve would be better. She starts off with a small chest, then uses her powers to improve them, which would be a lampshaded subversion. Maybe.
[up] Sounds like a justification to me since she got large breasts because of her superpowers.

 30 shimaspawn, Fri, 1st Jul '11 7:00:35 PM from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
I do think this is confined to the Western Superhero Genre because this is a trope in aggregate and it doesn't really show up in other genres. Eastern works especially have much more varied bust sizes.
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Daunting task though I still think we need to make a side trope for non-Comic works.

[down] not every one agrees.

edited 1st Jul '11 7:18:57 PM by Raso

 32 chihuahua 0, Fri, 1st Jul '11 7:17:57 PM from Standoff, USA Relationship Status: I'm in love with my car
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I wish we can have more Repair Shop threads like this. It's just a great feeling when everyone agrees with each other.

Limit to western works and list only non-straights.

[up] Not too much. Although we have to presume most of the inbounds are linked in superheroes context, the wicks can be easily dealt with if we gather enough people.

edited 1st Jul '11 7:18:55 PM by chihuahua0

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Nah I have seen this linked in more than one anime forum usually used to describe works where all the fighters has big boobs (as well as assorted super powers IE Panty Fighter s like Sekirei.) or Person by person basis (in a more the stronger or strongest (not in strict physical strength) have the big breasts Heroes and Villains.)

edited 1st Jul '11 7:37:54 PM by Raso

It's been misused more than once as "this person has big breasts, " where Buxom Is Better would be a better fit.
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Except for the fact that Buxom Is Better is not that trope as well... Marq FJQ had a plan to clean up the whole family of tropes but it never got off the ground. people did like it though.
Well, yeah, Buxom Is Better doesn't just mean "character has big breasts." But it's closer than Most Common Superpower.
OK, I should have posted this before, and maybe I'm not even the right person to point it out (as I'm not that into the superhero genre or comic books), but this has been bugging me a lot since these discussions started: Are we sure this trope is as prevalent as it seems? I mean, unless superpowered females tend to have larger busts than normal women in the same work I don't think the trope is being used.

I mean, it always seemed to me that females were always depicted as busty in the superhero genre regardless if they were superpowered or not (which would be just plain Author Appeal, and a pretty common one in comic books in generl):

Mary Jane Mary Jane

If what I suspect it's true, some of the examples that are considered classic may not be examples at all, and in past work the trope probably didn't exist and we should think of it as unbuilt.

Just my two cents.

edited 2nd Jul '11 2:19:38 AM by endlessnostalgia

 38 Deboss, Sat, 2nd Jul '11 4:15:11 AM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
It actually used to be misused almost entirely as "Character has big breasts" and that was actually what spurred the creation of Buxom Is Better.
[up] Which didn't really help anything considering that's also been misused as "character with big breasts"

[up][up]

Depends on the character and what relationship they have with the superhero hero. Main character's like Mary Jane, or Lois Lane that have some romantic interest/relationship with the superhero do tend to be depicted with large breasts but when you start looking at the other Muggles in the works, the one-offs or the random citizens, they usually tend to be depicted with average builds and busts. Where as superheroines, regardless of whether they're main characters, one offs or C-List Fodder almost always have big breasts.

 40 shimaspawn, Sat, 2nd Jul '11 6:08:15 AM from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
[up] And often even main character muggles have small chests. When Deboss went looking for small chested superheroes in the last thread he pulled entirely muggles by accident.
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In a search last time I pulled some that werent even a B and ya said they counted.

The root of all the evil is the face that we don't have a general (maybe exampleless but wickable) Busty Babe Fanservice trope (add superpowers or the fact they are a top tiered fighter and people link this trope.)

And World of Buxom trope where everyone worth a name becides the Token Loli is DD and above (add a few superpowers and or Panty Fighter and people point at this trope) (Marq's plan would fix that.)

edited 2nd Jul '11 12:21:36 PM by Raso

 42 shimaspawn, Sat, 2nd Jul '11 12:22:09 PM from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
[up] That's because they weren't western superheroes. If they aren't superheroes, it doesn't matter what their cup size is.

World of Buxom as you describe it would rule out almost all Western comics because it's really only the superheroines that are busty. Everyone else tends to have more realistic figures.

edited 2nd Jul '11 12:23:20 PM by shimaspawn

Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

-Philip K. Dick
 43 pokedude 10, Sat, 2nd Jul '11 12:42:00 PM from Mount Silver
Man on the Mountain
I could see World of Buxom as a Subtrope to Author Appeal. Also make it YMMV.

But to get back on topic we currently have one proposal for action. I'm hollering for a blank crowner.
Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.

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[1][2]?

And looking at some of the comics not really, quite a few seem to give everyone of any importance big ones IE Mary jane from above as well as Lois Lane who's breast size cant seem to stay consistent period. (which looks like she has big breasts when romancing superman, or in her side comic Lois Lane Girl Friend Of Superman, and when the arcs she is not and just a normal character they are normal sized.)

edited 2nd Jul '11 12:51:07 PM by Raso

 45 shimaspawn, Sat, 2nd Jul '11 12:54:49 PM from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
[up] Those two characters are 12 and 13 in those images. Children are not given huge chests. That's just creepy.

Here is the girl in the first image as an adult. Notice how she now has D cups. I can't show you the other character as an adult because she died when she was 14.

edited 2nd Jul '11 1:01:48 PM by shimaspawn

Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

-Philip K. Dick
 46 Madrugada, Sat, 2nd Jul '11 2:28:31 PM Relationship Status: In season
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^ That link just goes to a "don't steal" page.

Also, swapped out the wrong crowner for a blank one.
'He strutted across the bedroom, his hard manhood pointing the way' sounds like he owns a badly named seeing-eye dog. 'Sit, Hard Manhood!
 47 shimaspawn, Sat, 2nd Jul '11 2:30:11 PM from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
grr, it's hard to find official art of her and not fan art.
Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

-Philip K. Dick
 48 Madrugada, Sat, 2nd Jul '11 2:34:53 PM Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
Who?
'He strutted across the bedroom, his hard manhood pointing the way' sounds like he owns a badly named seeing-eye dog. 'Sit, Hard Manhood!
 50 shimaspawn, Sat, 2nd Jul '11 2:49:50 PM from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
Thank you, captainpat. I kept finding fan art.
Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

-Philip K. Dick

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