I agree that the distinction between type 1 and type 2 is pretty subtle compared to the other types. They could be merged into a single type, and if this trope is to be split into multiple tropes then they should both go to the same trope, a parallel trope to A-Cup Angst
Type 4 could be its own trope, a parallel trope to Petite Pride
, and a relative of Buxom Is Better
. Type 4 is about the character being proud of her figure, while Buxom Is Better
is about large breasts actually being more attractive. One would expect all cases of Type 4 to also be Buxom Is Better
, but it wouldn't be technically necessary. It would be interesting to see a list of examples that have Type 4 without Buxom Is Better
. And of course there are bound to be many cases of Buxom Is Better
without Type 4.
Type 3 and Type 5 seem to go together. The distinction is clear but in some works it might be impossible to tell which applies. They are separate from the other types because they only make sense in the context of a story that draws attention to their breasts. For types 1,2,4, the character herself is making note of her breasts, but for type 3 and 5, it only works if other characters make note of her breasts and she explicitly fails to note them. In this way, types 3 and 5 are inversions of types 1,2,4. For this reason, types 3 and 5 might work well as their own trope. Perhaps Big Breasts, Big Deal
could be limited to types 3 and 5 (using the ironic meaning of "big deal") while the other types get moved to other tropes that aren't subtropes of the newly restricted Big Breasts, Big Deal
. Instead of subtropes, they would actually be inversions.
edited 3rd Feb '12 7:02:33 PM by Lilwik