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Basic Trope: The King is fat.

  • Straight: King Gerald, monarch of Tropetopia, is overweight.
  • Exaggerated:
    • 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.
  • Justified:
    • King Gerald has a medical condition that causes massive weight gain.
    • King Gerald is The Caligula, and loves his food.
  • Inverted:
  • Subverted:
    • Alice is about to meet King Gerald, whom she's heard described as being fat. In reality, he's of a reasonable fit and weight.
    • Or, King Gerald is fat, but goes on a really good diet and becomes an insanely muscular Bishonen type.
    • King Gerald, as it turns out, wears his flab well.
  • 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."
  • Invoked:
    • 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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