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Basic Trope: Fat people portrayed as massive jerks, if not outright evil.

  • Straight: Bob is overweight, and a Jerkass.
  • Exaggerated: Bob is morbidly obese, and a horrible villain.
  • Downplayed:
  • Justified: Fat people also generally tend to have a greater sense of self-entitlement.
  • Inverted:
  • Subverted:
  • Double Subverted:
  • Parodied:
  • Zig Zagged: Some fat people are jerks, others aren't.
  • Averted: Weight has nothing to do with how nice a person is.
  • Enforced: "We want to add another negative quality to our villain. I know, let's make him fat."
  • Lampshaded:
    • "Oh hey, a fat person. How many of you wanna take bets that he's evil?"
    • "I didn't know they had heels in sumo wrestling..."
  • Invoked: Hiro constantly antagonizes Bob, under the "reasoning" that all fat people are evil.
  • Exploited: Alex figures his appearance will help him gain the trust of human traffickers to gather enough evidence to bring down the whole ring.
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  • Defied: Bob, a villain of average build notes that being too fat limits them. "You need to be in good shape in near everything in this business. Getting too out of shape at the top is just asking to be replaced."
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: "Figures that Hollywood will vilify anyone that doesn't fit their impossible standards of beauty, without having plastic surgery and hours of makeup."
  • Deconstructed: Bob tries to be nice, but everyone assumes him to be a jerk because he's fat.
  • Reconstructed: People eventually realize that Bob isn't a jerk, and start treating him nicely again.
  • Played For Laughs: Bob successfully loses weight and has an instant Heel–Face Turn.
  • Played For Drama:

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