Here's what the dictionary has to say, under noun
, which is the category that concerns us:
n. pl. heav·ies
1. a. A serious or tragic role in a play. b. An actor playing such a role.
A villain in a story or play.
One that is very important or influential: a media heavy.
I suspect they may be overlooking some nuance in the slang meanings (not uncommon), but even so, the name seems like it may just be too ambiguous, especially in a media context like TV Tropes.
edited 12th Sep '12 8:26:29 PM by Xtifr
"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.