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As the trope description says " The tendency for the strongest physical female fighter in a GROUP OR CAST to also have the largest breasts"
Can we agree on whether comic book giants DC and Marvel are allowed multiple entries provided the do not crossover frequently/have their own titles set in the same universe?
For DC we have; Powergirl (Superman the bustiest), Starfire (Teen Titans), and Wonder Woman (Wonder Woman/Justice League), and no mention of Mammary woman (Joke character, not strong, with slaves to hold up each boob.). As well as an au example of Supergirl being bigger than Batgirl.
For Marvel we have; She Hulk (Strongest/Bustiest Female Hero, Hulk/Avengers) and Black Cat (Spiderman).
Please discuss, I personally am For multiple entries, as long as there is very little crossover/ separate titles.
Thank you for reading now discuss.
"in a GROUP OR CAST". Multiple characters in the same universe can be in this trope as long they're part of a team or run where they fit the perimeters of the trope.
For example Caitlin Fairchild is definitely not the strongest and bustiest superheroine of in the DCU but she is those things in Gen13.
Katharsis from the The Movement (which is a dc book so I'm not sure why that's in the other category), not the strongest and bustiest superheroine of in the DCU but she is when she's in The Movement.
Examples have to have context that state these things.
Which as I said, Wonder Woman has her own series, and shows up frequently in Justice League, Whereas Starfire is mostly only in Teen Titans/ Outlaws, and Powergirl in Superman/Earth 2 books. While they are all in the same universe, how often do you see Wonder Woman fight side by side with Powergirl or Starfire?
Like I said
"Examples have to have context that state these things."
Does not tell the reader that Wonder Woman is the strongest and bustiest heroine in her book or when she's on the justice league.
So if we can give context, its ok?
Yes, but Examples MUST state that the character is the bustiest AND strongest female of the cast of the work or a team.
So would changing it to "Wonder Woman, of Justice League fame, was once stated to have the second largest bust in the entire DCU after Power Girl." be ok?
No, that example say nothing about how strong wonder woman or in which cases is she the strongest and bustiest.
Does anyone else think the trope picture may need to be changed? It strikes me as a borderline example of Just a Face and a Caption. There's no context from the pic to derive that Tifa's a physically fit character aside from the caption saying so that she is.
She's the only one with noticeable breasts among the three and is wearing gloves, signifying she's a brawler. Aerith and Yuffie have different weapons and not particularly notable assets. It was chosen in an Image Pickin' thread.
Not sure how you add it to the article, but there may be some Truth in Television here - at least one source (The Guide to Getting it On, IIRC) advises women who feel their breasts are inadequate that well-developed pectoral muscles help what you do have *ahem* stand out a bit better.
There's also some Truth in Television in that most women with larger cup sizes tend to have bigger builds as well as more muscle mass. Women with petite builds typically have a smaller bust.
"In Sonic The Hedgehog, boob size seems to be proportionate to how Bad Ass you are as a woman. There's Cream, with none at all, who is very weak. Then there's Amy Rose, who has a gigantic hammer and pounds people with it. Then there's Rouge, who kick-boxes and has not only got large breasts (for a kid's game) but also displays actual cleavage."
Then where does Blaze fit in?
Isn't Police Academy's Callahan a complete aversion of this trope? Her short hair, tall frame and manly behavior cause people to keep calling her "sir" instead of "ma'am". Her large breasts are supposed to confuse us - how come someone this "manly" is also so voluptuous?
Not really. From the very first movie, she was known for having the look of a Lad-ette, but there are plenty of Lad-ettes on the list, and many of them have been known to be well-endowed. Thing is, being a Lad-ette doesn't exclude a lady from having Boobs of Steel so long as she can back it up, and Callahan has shown she can back it up.
The description needs one hell of a pruning, I must say. It's essentially saying the same thing about five times in a row, back and forth. Some female athletes are busty. Some are not. All of us most likely know one or two women on either side of the line. We don't need eleven paragraphs to make this point. Some people find the trope appealing, others hate it, and I can only assume this is why the page has grown out of control.
Description pruned in Trope Repair Shop: Link if you're interested.
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