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Basic Trope: A woman is specifically shown as sexy because of being muscular. The muscularity is specifically emphasized.

  • Played Straight: Maria is very muscular and it is emphasized as beauty.
  • Exaggeration: Each shot or scene Maria is in, has her flexing and posing for the camera.
  • Downplayed: Maria has some slight but defined biceps and hints of muscle, but doesn't show it off too much.
  • Justified: Maria engages in Training From Hell and decides she wants to show her muscles off.
    • Maria is a bodybuilder model, and has had experience posing for the camera.
  • Inverted:
    • Maria is very thin and this is emphasized as sexy.
    • Or instead of being very sculpted her skin is smooth with no muscles.
  • Subverted: The camera pans up Maria muscular body, but when it reaches her face, it is revealed that she has a very manly face and has the voice of man.
  • Doubly Subverted: ... Except this Maria is just an Imagine Spot of one her rivals. The real Maria is the full muscular package, cute face and all.
  • Parodied: The combined weight of Maria's breasts and muscles makes her so heavy that she falls over.
  • Deconstructed: Maria maybe be the Ms. Fanservice of the show, it's largely for the audience's benefit. In-story she's regard as unattractive by most of the cast and those who do find her attractive are too intimidated to approach her.
    • The mooks team up on Maria because they see her as the biggest threat, and together they beat her to a pulp.
  • Reconstructed: Maria doesn't let other people's negativity towards her body tear her down. At the very least she knows that if someone does muster up the courage to approach, they're serious about a relationship.
    • The other members of the team didn't get too badly bruised, and annihilate the mooks who ganged up on Maria.
  • Zig Zagged: Whether or not Maria is muscular or not depends entirely on the artist.
  • Averted:
  • Enforced Maria is given Amazonian Beauty because the comic's editor likes sexy, muscular women.
    • Maria is shown as sexy as an aesop that all women can be sexy regardless of body type.
  • Necessary Weasel: Maria is really muscular, so she's obviously either an Action Girl or a bodybuilder.
  • Lampshaded: "Have you ever noticed how hot Maria's muscles are?"
    • Alternatively: "My, Grandma, what big muscles you have!" "All the better to hit bad guys with."
  • Invoked: "Ever since Maria started working out she's been wearing less clothes."
  • Defied: "Yuck, I don't care. There's no way I'd want to be that muscular."
  • Discussed: "I don't care how many comics you read. There's no way a woman could be that hot with that much muscle."
  • Conversed: "Can't blame her, if I'd worked hard for a body like that, I wouldn't care what other people think and would be showing off too."

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