The Loop (TV)
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Basic Trope: The King is fat.
- Straight: King Gerald, monarch of Tropetopia, is overweight.
- King Gerald is so fat, he can't move under his own power. Instead, a team of serfs carry him on a litter everywhere.
- King Gerald is so obscenely fat he fills up his entire throne room with his own blubber.
- King Gerald has a medical condition that causes massive weight gain.
- King Gerald is The Caligula, and loves his food.
- Double Subverted: After Alice leaves, King Gerald's staff quickly unbinds his royal corset.
- Parodied: Not only is King Gerald morbidly obese, he's a glutton who actively works to stay that way.
- Deconstructed: King Gerald's weight causes medical problems that affect his ability to rule.
- Reconstructed: Despite his size, King Gerald is a healthy, or even startlingly strong, man.
- Zig Zagged:
- King Gerald tries to stay fit, but likes eating so much that he keeps gaining back the lost weight, and cycles between phases of obesity and normal weight.
- The series has several kings; some are fat and some are not.
- Averted: King Gerald has an ordinary build.
- Enforced: "King Gerald of Tropetopia" is a Star Vehicle for Bob, a fat Sit Comic.
- Lampshaded: "The weight comes with the crown, actually."
- The laws of Tropetopia require the king to be fat as a sign of his right to rule.
- In Tropetopia, like in many native civilizations, being fat is a sign of wealth, and so, the character's weight is a sign of his social standing and power.
- Defied: The laws of Tropetopia require the king to be physically fit, to set a good example to the people.
- Discussed: "We're going to meet the king! I can't believe it." "I wonder if he'll be fat, like in the books and the movies!"
- Conversed: "You can find the king in any scene just by looking for the fattest character."
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