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):
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