Total Nerd The Best Overweight Characters in Comics  

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This list of fat superheroes and supervillains proves that not everyone in comics has perfect muscle tone, huge biceps, and washboard abs. It's true that most comic book characters are in shape, maybe because it helps when fighting/causing crime. And because swinging around town/saving the world burns a whole lot of calories. There are exceptions. Believe it or not, there are quite a few fat comic book characters.

It's not job specific either. There are overweight comic book characters on both sides of the line between good and evil. How they get into and their spandex and fight their true nemesis, chafing, is whole different conversation. Heroes and villains are just like everyone else, but, of course, their physicality is pushed to extremes, so a fit hero is a specimen of perfection, and often, an overweight hero is made ridiculously obese. Their weight doesn't make them any less compelling as characters, however, and it also gives artists the chance to depict something other than idealized human forms in skintight outfits.

So if you're looking for a big boned comic character and want to know what overweight superheroes are out there, look no further than this list. These are the best fat comic book characters!
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