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Hey there! So, I see characters all the time who're super fit, or very skinny (I've got some pretty lanky ones myself), or who are the epitome of hourglass. What I don't see around so much are the fat characters. I know they exist, but goodness do they seem to be few and far between! Kinda crazy thinking about it, considering how so many other traits can be found so easily.

So... here's a thread to bring some attention to the fat characters out there! I'm hoping in particular to see some female characters, since so much media acts like fat women just don't exist (seriously, even character creators in video games will sometimes allow fat males but almost never fat females!), but males and non-binary are certainly welcome too.

What I am looking for: Characters who count as fat, overweight, obese, plus size. Post your own characters to talk about how awesome they are, or post about a fat character (preferably on RPR, but not strictly required) that you've enjoyed playing with or that you really admire. Talk about what they've accomplished, talk about what makes them interesting, talk about their goals!

What I'm not looking for: Characters that exist as fat jokes, characters that exist for fat fetishes. This is not intended as a judgement of anyone's tastes, nor am I saying that people can't make jokes about their own or their own character's weight (rule of thumb: it's gallows humor if you're the one on the gallows; otherwise it's part of the execution), nor am I saying the characters brought up here can't have active sex lives. What I'm asking is they not be reduced to just those things, and for those posting here to keep in mind that those who are fat so often have to deal with unwanted jokes and sexualization. I don't want this to add to that!


Disclosure/Disclaimer: I am not fat myself. With regard to fat issues, do not take my word above that of someone who is fat. I try to be mindful, but I do not personally know their experiences.

If you are fat/obese/plus size and have an issue with what I have posted, please let me know and I will try to adjust.

Be aware though that I am openly saying "fat" because multiple fat folks have expressed a preference for it. It is not an insult or a judgement, but merely a descriptor, and some consider it a reclaimed slur.

I looove this topic!!

Aerys hasn't been played since the end of 2016 due to health issues on my part throwing me out of the running for a bit, but I've been thinking about revamping her to make her playable again. A lot of her background has been traumatic and weight related as an attempt to help me cope with my own issues about my weight, but she's grown to be much more than that.

Edit: I'm fat and endorse the simple descriptive use of the word fat here, thank you. I don't think it's a bad thing to be or call myself that.

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This is Lily Mae, based off of my wedding photos when I was nearing 200 pounds and pre-transition. I'm a lot larger than that now and I've got another character based off of my current body type in the works.

She is a Firefly character who is a companion, owner of her own ships, married to a browncoat doctor and kicking ass. Her weight has never been a problem for being a companion and while she doesn't feel bad about her body most of the time, she has her ups and downs. I really love her and I want to revisit her story one day.

Currently I don't have any characters in my roster who I can share that have RPR pages, but I do have a couple of other fat/plus sized characters!

I don't have a profile for her anymore because I wanted to make room for new characters, and few people seemed interested in playing with her. But I have a fat vampire. Not only is she a chaotic good vampire, she's quite powerful: her name is Nouchee. Born in south Asia a few millennia ago, she has aged beyond needing human blood. She exclusively feeds on evil vampires and werewolves and the occasional witch.

She was turned rather young, so she can blend in with teenagers. Granted, she doesn't use this to go to high school over and over again lmao--but she hangs out with ones who might get in trouble by skipping or not wanting to go home to an abusive household and has them invest time in dicking around with music instead. She loves to play guitar and has a fun, expressive voice--like a Jason Mraz-type vibe with her and music.

She does get teased for her size in my stories and RP but it's exclusively about her height--she is barely 5'1", ahaha.

Ok, so...normally when I create characters I worry more about race/species (very few of my characters are human...), personality, likes/dislikes, height...eye color and hair...but then I just throw in a weight that works with whatever height I chose. Not here. Not with Missy.

I based her height and weight as well as quite a few other things on myself IRL. (like her complete hatred of her family due to abuse and neglect...her reasons for this are different from mine IRL because I was uncomfortable making her entirely based off myself...which is also why she identifies as mostly female while I identify as male...had to throw in some differences.) I am considered 'fat' for my height and I love food too much to lose weight Soooooooooo...

*shrugs*

She's my first completely futuristic sci-fi character (unlike Seko who can also fit into fantasy and modern rps) and I have yet to get to Rp using her so here's hoping I can change that~ :3

Kidd wrote:
I don't have a profile for her anymore because I wanted to make room for new characters, and few people seemed interested in playing with her. But I have a fat vampire. Not only is she a chaotic good vampire, she's quite powerful: her name is Nouchee. Born in south Asia a few millennia ago, she has aged beyond needing human blood. She exclusively feeds on evil vampires and werewolves and the occasional witch.

She was turned rather young, so she can blend in with teenagers. Granted, she doesn't use this to go to high school over and over again lmao--but she hangs out with ones who might get in trouble by skipping or not wanting to go home to an abusive household and has them invest time in dicking around with music instead. She loves to play guitar and has a fun, expressive voice--like a Jason Mraz-type vibe with her and music.

She does get teased for her size in my stories and RP but it's exclusively about her height--she is barely 5'1", ahaha.

XD I love her! And I thought my vampires were unique, ha!! If you bring her back I'd love to Rp with her o.o

Did someone say fat characters? :D They don't get represented and played enough with in roleplays, but that's never stopped me from creating them. Not only is Aurora obese, she's also a sex worker and I love to play her in all sorts of settings. Obesity doesn't stop people from doing things average/skinny people do, and I like to show that weight doesn't have to get in the way of being confident and one's sexuality, as is often assumed.

I'm super against fetishizing fat characters and don't tolerate it, not even with Aurora. I've had that happen to me and it's very dehumanizing and misses the point of my characters. Even though sexual themes play a big role in her day to day life due to her profession, I also enjoy emphasizing that she's still an average woman in every aspect, just trying to make ends meet and enjoying life as it happens.

(And if anyone wants to play one of their characters with her, do PM me, I'd love to!)

Orrik_Zynn_x2 wrote:
XD I love her! And I thought my vampires were unique, ha!! If you bring her back I'd love to Rp with her o.o

Hehe, thank you!! I might do that because I may have jumped the gun on a couple new characters who I'm not sure what to do with now xD

Kidd wrote:
Orrik_Zynn_x2 wrote:
XD I love her! And I thought my vampires were unique, ha!! If you bring her back I'd love to Rp with her o.o

Hehe, thank you!! I might do that because I may have jumped the gun on a couple new characters who I'm not sure what to do with now xD

*gasps then squirms excitedly*

Yays!

Shoot me a pm if you want, even if it's just to chat~

Thanks for this. As someone who is fat and has fat characters, it means a lot to me. People rarely want to RP with my fat characters; so positivity is very needed.

Here is Nina! She's a fat vampire who was turned right before senior year of high school and a character I am thinking about writing a book about with the title 'Fang Positive' where the words are in white but then there's a red t in line with the n so that it also subtly spells Fat Positive at the same time. Where she will be struggling with being a vampire and her development in loving her body and accepting the fact that since she's a vampire her body will be the same forever.

I'm mostly thinking about writing the book because my LFRP post didn't get any interest.

Cacophony wrote:
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This is Lily Mae, based off of my wedding photos when I was nearing 200 pounds and pre-transition. I'm a lot larger than that now and I've got another character based off of my current body type in the works.

She is a Firefly character who is a companion, owner of her own ships, married to a browncoat doctor and kicking ass. Her weight has never been a problem for being a companion and while she doesn't feel bad about her body most of the time, she has her ups and downs. I really love her and I want to revisit her story one day.

Currently I don't have any characters in my roster who I can share that have RPR pages, but I do have a couple of other fat/plus sized characters!

I love her! <3

You make a sound point, I theorise it's because most people want to rp idealised sorts, pretty people (why so many ocs are hot lol) or the sorts of people you see on tv and in movies (where overweight people are rare and usually comical)

I don't really have any "fat" characters. I few who are maybe a little overweight, a bit pudgy round the middle but none that are actually that big which I admit, annoys the part of me that craves diversity for sure lol.
But none of my ocs have really come across as that way, except perhaps my Scion character who i always imagined as short and rotund, but as that game collapsed under bad terms she's not a character I really think much of any more.

I find it rather disturbing and sad that many people say their characters are overlooked BECAUSE of their weight, I mean sheesh, how shallow are some rpers? It's a sad indication of the world we live in huh?

More overweight ocs!

A good thread!
Sadly I don't have any heavy ladies on RPR, but I do have two heavy elf ladies based in the WoW unisverse.

Aero (left) who's a chubby lady, and Maggy (right) who's on the larger / heavier side.
<3

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Drew these for AugustAdipose before I computer crapped itself, so sadly I have no other pics of Aero, and very few of Maggy :<

Aaaa Molly is the sweetest, she's very gentle and shy from a bit of a sheltered upbringing. She's got some issues with her body-image that guide some of her personality, but I try to focus on basically every other aspect of her. Her size is not what my RPs with her are about.

To be honest she is FreeJayFly's brainchild. I bought the design as an adoptable because I adored her, and FJF was kind enough to help me design a human version of her too!

I have this character here. :) She's pretty kick butt. I based her off of the idea that most aquatic mammals are large.

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