Pichu-kun on Dec 23rd 2018 at 9:42:43 AM
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Arivne on Mar 15th 2019 at 5:24:50 AM
Page Type: trope
Being fat and oftentimes tall typically tends to be associated with masculinity and toughness. However, there are exceptions to the rule, which results in this archetype.
This character is a big fellow but they're quite the opposite of masculine. Their effeminacy might come from a sensitive nature possibly brought on by bullying due to their weight, but they may just naturally drawn to stereotypically "feminine" things. Their chubbiness might give them a soft, round look, especially if they're a child.
Often overlaps with Big Fun, though many of that archtype tend to be a more "masculine" sort of energetic. Contrast with The Twink, which is a skinny, androgynous (usually camp) gay man, and Lean and Mean, which is a skinny and aggressive character.
- Choji from Naruto has always been a soft Gentle Giant with a butterfly Animal Motif. His eventual wife Karui is more proactive and loud than he is (and their daughter Chocho takes after her mother's personality).
- Haruyuki from Accel World is soft and demure thanks to his many insecurities. He acts as the Sensitive Guy foil to his best friend Takumu.
- Cameron Tucker from Modern Family is portly and a former football player who is the Camp Gay to the scrawnier Straight Gay Mitchell.
Film — Live Action
- Downplayed with LeFou from Beauty and the Beast (2017). He's hopelessly in love with Gaston but he's not too feminine aside from his energy and over-dramatic nature.
- Otho from Beetlejuice is a portly, effeminate, Ambiguously Gay fashion designer.
- Damian of Mean Girls is Janis' campy Gay Best Friend. He's flamboyant and hammy to the point where Janis dubs him "too gay to function".
- Jean Armstrong of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Trials & Tribulations is a campy Chubby Chef who wears pink, speaks Gratuitous French, and always brings around a rose.
- Binky from Arthur started out as The Bully but it was eventually shown that he has a secret interest in "girly" things like ballet and music. He tries to hide his softer side, but it becomes more apparent as the seasons go on and eventually stop being a secret.
- King K. Rool in Donkey Kong Country is an overweight crocodile with a flair for theatrics and musical numbers, and speaks in a campy British accent. He's also much more Affably Evil and less competent there than in the main games.
- Downplayed with Brooklyn from Gargoyles. He's quite gentle and also turns into a Cultured Badass with a preference for Shakespeare.
- PJ from Goof Troop is shy to the point of being a nervous Shrinking Violet. By An Extremely Goofy Movie he's grown past his childhood anxiety. His interest in poetry and his sweet, soft nature catches the eye of Beret Girl.
- Mikey from Recess is a very tall and big boy for his age. He's softspoken and has a fondness for the arts, especially theatre.
- Steven from Steven Universe is very much In Touch with His Feminine Side. He has all the characteristics of a Stock Shoujo Heroine - a love for pink, an adoration of friendship and peace, often being prone to Tender Tears, etc - except that he's a boy.
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