Main Hartman Hips Discussion

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10:51:55 PM Dec 23rd 2013
Okay, I have to call out the fact that there are "Other" examples. We all know that's just another way of saying Real Life.
10:42:29 AM Jul 22nd 2013
I think adding Cherry, the singer of the animated band Studio Killers, would be a good example. She does have a large chest, but still has a pear-shaped figure since they're more triangle shaped and jut out rather than make her figure more of an hourglass. Any objections?
07:04:49 AM Apr 27th 2013
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I'm not seeing how the entry regarding under Web Original is relevant to this topic.
05:40:21 PM Sep 10th 2012
Why are people arguing about Real Life examples for Harman's impossible because it's animated only and plus our bodies weren't created with small shoulders and unusually wide hips, so it's pointless arguing about it.
07:23:55 AM Apr 6th 2013
Maybe because there are real women who do have such features. Two prime examples; Laura and Vanessa Marano.
07:35:43 AM Apr 6th 2013
This lady? The one on the left? That's not Hartman Hips. Her hips are not sudden massive things preceded by a pinched waist and far larger than her chest and shoulders.
07:52:00 AM Apr 6th 2013
Actually they both are. I can't believe you can't see that. Vanessa's chest is a little more prominent, but you can't convince me they don't both have unbelievable booties.
08:16:15 AM Apr 6th 2013
Measured across the screen, both of them have hips roughly the breadth of their shoulders. Their hips are of fairly average dimensions, particularly for women of their height and weight (basically, someone with a defined waist, I guess). Certainly not unbelievable in the sense of "essentially physically impossible", which is the trope; possibly not unbelievable in the sense of "no person can be this hot", which is not the trope.
07:37:36 AM Apr 27th 2013
Real life women can't have them because Hartman Hips is a drawing.
05:11:27 AM Oct 23rd 2013
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While I accept the application of this trope to animation only, for personal interest, and... er... SCIENCE! model Laura Dore comes close, (likey through combinations of camera work, lighting, posture, and photoshop) but still, damn.

However, Mal Malloy qualifies, in this troper's opinion, despite her bust.
07:31:35 AM Feb 8th 2012
I think Birdy from Birdy the Mighty Decode has Hartman Hips.
11:11:05 AM Feb 8th 2012
How so?
12:27:25 PM Feb 9th 2012
Not seeing it. She has a pretty realistic hourglass figure
03:10:36 PM Feb 9th 2012
This isn't the first time deltanine has tried adding her to this page if you review the edit history. Both times I explained the bust <<<<<<<< hips requirement.
01:12:36 AM Apr 4th 2011
This trope has 501 wicks, even after the trope repair, and a couple of the latest examples seem a little more fit for Hourglass Hottie. I think some pruning is in order.
09:38:25 AM Apr 19th 2011
edited by captainpat
And now we're down to 390. There's a decent amount of misusage but I say it's a pretty average amount for a trope. Not saying misusages are acceptable, but at the very least we're at a point where it would be really hard to misuse this trope.

Important note: Just because a character with large breasts was miss-tagged with Hartman Hips does not mean mean she is an Hourglass Hottie. Right now there's a TRS discussion on the trope, deciding whether or not to broaden it's horizon, feel free to give input. However until that issue get resolved do not add characters with realistic or plausible hourglass figures.
07:55:24 PM Jun 2nd 2012
The examples from Pokemon don't seem to fit here, seeing how their waists and hips are not exaggeratedly large, at least not to the scale of the caption pic.
04:37:32 AM Mar 6th 2011
What is this in the article history? A dude deleted the caption. Fine with me. But the reason was "Terrible caption shows us how it's done." Nothing wrong with him thinking the caption's terrible. But "shows us how it's done" just...uh...what? What exactly is the caption showing us? How what's done?
02:56:47 PM Dec 10th 2010
Why are there no real life examples of this? It is truuth in television as Women have wider pelvises than men for child birth and that means most women have hartman hips.
07:11:27 PM Jan 19th 2011
All that means is that women, as a whole, have wider hips than men. "Hartman Hips" is taking proportionally wide hips to an unrealistic degree in the name of stylized, frequently cartoonish attractiveness. In fairness, whatever one editor to the introduction may have had to say, I wouldn't be surprised to see some debatable cases in real life, but it certainly doesn't apply to "most women".
03:40:45 AM May 2nd 2011
OBJECTION! This woman, Cathie Jung, has a case of Real Life Hartman Hips. Not to mention that this was caused by corsets, meaning that, technically, all humans are capable of Hartman Hips.
03:46:40 PM Aug 2nd 2011
The trope says exaggerated pear shaped figure not hourglass like Cathie Jung. Also the character's in this trope have natural figures and are not help by a corsets or other methods
09:24:08 AM Apr 4th 2012
I thought there was already a discussion here... anyway, the trope specifically describes very exaggerated hips. If most women had "Hartman Hips", it wouldn't be a trope.

I can understand not citing people in real life, but I don't know if it's fair to categorically state that "real life women cannot have Hartman Hips".
07:50:44 AM Apr 8th 2012
edited by safed_sher
I don't think it's fair either. There are medical conditions which cause a disproportionate accumulation of adipose tissue in the hips and thighs, and we're talking "exaggerated Stone Age goddess figurine" level here, not just someone having a big booty. Lipodystrophy is one of these. Here's an image of a real person suffering from it, from Gary Taubes' Why We Get Fat (on a chapter of hormone-regulated/misregulated distribution of bodily fat).

This is more common than people think, but definitely proves real women can have Hartman Hips.
09:56:09 PM May 30th 2012
The "doesn't happen in real life" has been proven untrue. There is no requirement of Word of God to demonstrate a character is intended to be "mature". Why is this trope still No Real Life Examples ?
02:10:48 PM Oct 26th 2010
This line in the conditions: "The character is not meant to be objectified but the designer wants to make sure that she's seen as mature both mentally and physically."

Um, not to disrespect the intelligence of the one who put that there or look stupid, but how can one tell that without explicit Word of God?
08:48:12 PM Feb 17th 2011
I think someone's assuming a bit too much. It is something of a trend I've seen among such characters, but it's nowhere near universal to the trope.
01:24:15 PM Jul 8th 2010
"Someone mind explaining how a robot modeled after a mermaid, of all creatures could have hips of this caliber?"

Because Doctor Wily is a pervert.
11:37:54 PM Aug 7th 2010
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07:30:42 AM Feb 8th 2012
edited by deltanine
Donn't know what to say...
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