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Basic Trope: A character likes being of above-average weight.

  • Straight: Alice is fat and boasts about it.
  • Exaggerated:
    • Alice tries to be as fat as she can be.
    • Alice is proud of weighing over 300 pounds.
  • Downplayed:
    • Alice doesn't care about whether or not she is fat.
    • Alice is a bit chubby and likes it.
  • Justified: Where Alice comes from, fat women are the epitome of beauty.
  • Inverted:
    • Alice is proud to be skinny.
    • Alice has Weight Woe.
  • Subverted: Alice starts off being proud to be fat, but changes her mind.
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  • Double Subverted: But then starts being proud of being fat again.
  • Parodied: Other characters who know her well compliment her with You Are Fat jokes.
  • Zig Zagged: Alice is flighty about her feelings towards her weight.
    • Alice may not be hung up on her weight, and says she considers her bulk to be part of her charm, but she works out regardless to make at least an attempt to keep it at a healthy level: she acknowledges the idea of "too much of a good thing".
  • Averted: Nobody likes being fat, or there are no fat characters.
  • Enforced: The writers want to let people know that being fat (to a healthy extent) is okay.
  • Lampshaded:
    • "I like being this fat."
    • "Why is Alice proud to be fat?" "Some people just are."
  • Invoked: Bob gives Alice a pep talk on how being fat is not a bad thing.
  • Exploited: Alice uses her status of being fat and proud as a way of teaching people not to worry about their bodies.
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  • Defied: Others discourage Alice from having this attitude and insists that she lose weight.
  • Discussed: Alice has an in depth conversation with Bob about why she would be proud of being fat, and why she wouldn't.
  • Conversed: "You could learn not to worry about weight from the character Alice, who is proud of being fat."
  • Deconstructed: Liking being fat makes Alice get a heart problem.
  • Reconstructed: Alice finds a happy medium—being fat enough to be Fat And Proud, but not fat enough to be unhealthy.
  • Played for Laughs: It takes the Dude, Not Funny! out of You Are Fat jokes In-Universe.

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