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Basic Trope: A character has a figure that would be impossible for any normal woman with ribs.

  • Straight: Alice's measurements are 36-10-36
  • Exaggerated:
    • Alice literally has a 0 inch waist.
    • Alice's measurements are 28,021-32-28,021.
    • Alice is basically a stick figure with a big bust and shapely legs.
  • Downplayed: Alice's measurements are 36-10-36...but she's wearing a corset. That justifies it, right?
  • Justified:
    • Alice had her bottom ribs surgically removed to make her waist narrower.
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    • Alice is a non-human humanoid character and that is their natural physique.
  • Inverted:
  • Subverted: Alice mentions that she is wearing a corset...
  • Double Subverted: ...but when she takes it off, her waist is exactly the same size.
  • Parodied:
    • Gag Boobs. Bonus Points, if they also manage to give her Gag Hips.
    • Bob literally snaps her waist like a twig.
  • Zig Zagged:
    • Alice at first appears to have impossible measurements, then it is revealed she was just wearing a corset, but then when she removed it her waist was still the same as it was before.
    • Alice is a Voluntary Shapeshifter and prefers a form with a really thin waist.
  • Averted:
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  • Enforced: Author Appeal.
  • Lampshaded: "You like like a stick. A really hot stick, but still a stick."
  • Invoked: Alice wore a corset every day to gradually make herself thinner.
  • Exploited: Bob literally snaps her waist like a twig.
  • Defied: "Thin waist? Not my type."
  • Discussed: "Some girls out there have so thin waists, I can't get how they can hold everything above..."
  • Conversed: "Ho boy, does the artist know a damn about anatomy?" "I don't think that was the first thing on his mind when he designed her."
  • Implied: Alice is said to be extremely thin, but she never appears on screen.
  • Deconstructed: Alice has serious back problems because her core is too small to support her breasts.
  • Reconstructed: Alice is a construct created from human imagination, much like a living hologram, whose existence and home-world is not completely bound by the traditional laws of physics.
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  • Played For Laughs: Alice's torso is a literal hourglass.

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