#1 Posted by MasterDetective (1175 posts) - - Show Bio

are the writers racist against fat people or something?

#2 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (41109 posts) - - Show Bio
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#3 Edited by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6721 posts) - - Show Bio

I can't think of any good reason. People come in a variety of shapes and sizes, so comics could reflect that if they wanted to.

#4 Posted by NorrinBoltagonPrime21 (6870 posts) - - Show Bio

Its hard for fat people to fight crime

#5 Posted by RogueShadow (15200 posts) - - Show Bio
#6 Posted by VoodooPenguin (1191 posts) - - Show Bio
#7 Posted by judasnixon (8948 posts) - - Show Bio

#8 Edited by Z3RO180 (7860 posts) - - Show Bio
#9 Posted by judasnixon (8948 posts) - - Show Bio

Maggie from Love and Rockets........

#10 Posted by joshmightbe (26365 posts) - - Show Bio

Because fan boys like to live vicariously thru comic characters while at the same time forgetting that most of us have no room to judge

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#11 Posted by The Stegman (29593 posts) - - Show Bio

Because most heroes are perfect physically. All women have bodies that are almost impossible to obtain (large breasts, yet still having a slim and tone figure) and most men have six packs and are devilishly handsome. There's fat people in our world, we read comics for escapism.

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#12 Edited by The_jackolantern (501 posts) - - Show Bio

Same reason that you don't see very many plus size models. Because as a people we think that if you dont look a certain way then there is something wrong with you. And that my friends is crazy because there is a multitude of beautiful plus size ladies and fat dudes. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

#13 Edited by Fallschirmjager (19961 posts) - - Show Bio

Atom Eve is Invincible's fiance and pregnant with his child - and she's pretty chubby. (and its not only because of the baby)

Zephyr in Harbinger is one of the main characters and she's pretty obese actually.

#14 Edited by Billy Batson (59330 posts) - - Show Bio
#15 Edited by FearTheLiving (5310 posts) - - Show Bio

Have you see some of the people that visit these forums? Their standards are so high even the some of the overly sexual looking woman that most woman can't even think to stand up against aren't good enough for them. "She-Hulk is green ew." or "I don't like her mole."

However I am all for more diverse characters in general, just I'd say companies/writers/artist are afraid to take chances like that at least when it comes to major characters.

#16 Edited by Avenging-X-Bolt (14763 posts) - - Show Bio

@v_scarlotte_rose: @the_jackolantern: @joshmightbe: @jonny_anonymous:

Pretty much this. Most comic readers read comics to fulfill their own fantasy and if certain people clash with said fantasy they have to stay away,

@norrinboltagonprime21: he didn't ask for a fat superhero. He asked about a fat love interest

#17 Posted by Battle_Forum_Junkie (10315 posts) - - Show Bio

It could be because of the medium's lack of overweight people in general.

#18 Posted by XImpossibruX (5539 posts) - - Show Bio

That's not fat at all. Chunky, but not fat.

#19 Posted by Emequious_Swerve (1302 posts) - - Show Bio

Being fat is associated with being unattractive in mainstream media unfortunately. I will admit, things are more tolerable then they were 50 years ago.

#20 Posted by joshmightbe (26365 posts) - - Show Bio

Speaking of fat people, I miss fat Amanda Waller. The skinny model look sucks and it robs her of authority IMO. She isn't supposed to be hot, she's supposed to be a tank of a woman that looks like she could knock Batman on his ass not some masturbatory fan boy fantasy.

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#21 Posted by RetconCrisis (4679 posts) - - Show Bio

Same reason that you don't see very many plus size models. Because as a people we think that if you dont look a certain way then there is something wrong with you. And that my friends is crazy because there is a multitude of beautiful plus size ladies and fat dudes. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

#22 Posted by MasterDetective (1175 posts) - - Show Bio
#23 Posted by Farkam (5834 posts) - - Show Bio

are the writers racist against fat people or something?

Stop being so PC.

#24 Posted by Gjgp27 (1499 posts) - - Show Bio

Because who wants a fat mate?

#25 Posted by BlueBeetle1 (1331 posts) - - Show Bio

Cause fat people arent attractive...duh

#26 Edited by Squares (8661 posts) - - Show Bio
#27 Edited by LEGACY6364 (4744 posts) - - Show Bio

@masterdetective said:

are the writers racist against fat people or something?

Racist against fat?

#28 Posted by Superlightning123 (1940 posts) - - Show Bio

First Off, Fat Is Not A Race. Secondly, Thick And Fat Totally Different. Look At Christina Hendricks!

#29 Edited by Mad_Titan (1306 posts) - - Show Bio

Is this supposed to be a troll thread?

#30 Posted by TheDandyMan (3075 posts) - - Show Bio

Maybe all the fat people in comics live on an island far away from everybody else in the same way people who need to wear glasses, people with large beards and middle eastern people do.

#31 Edited by ThatGuyWithHeadPhones (15465 posts) - - Show Bio
#32 Edited by Jmarshmallow (11926 posts) - - Show Bio

Jmarshmallow

#33 Edited by Jonny_Anonymous (41109 posts) - - Show Bio

Faith is the best character in the whole of Valiant

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#34 Edited by Ryagan (3903 posts) - - Show Bio

#35 Posted by RetconCrisis (4679 posts) - - Show Bio

@mad_titan: I still haven't figured that out myself. It's a reasonable question but the way it's asked...

#36 Posted by swordmasterD (2585 posts) - - Show Bio

First Off, Fat Is Not A Race. Secondly, Thick And Fat Totally Different. Look At Christina Hendricks!

Racist...

#37 Posted by BullPR (2062 posts) - - Show Bio

@superlightning123 said:

First Off, Fat Is Not A Race. Secondly, Thick And Fat Totally Different. Look At Christina Hendricks!

Racist...

And you are... racist against people who think that Fat Is Not A Race!

:-)

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#38 Posted by Superlightning123 (1940 posts) - - Show Bio