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Obese Marvel Characters

Who said only a guy or girl with six-packs can be a Superhero? IDK who told us that a person with a well-built body fits the shoe of a superhuman. However, Marvel has broken the invisible chains and introduced a few fat superheroes. Do you know who they are? If not, then check out our list of “Obese Marvel Characters”.

It’s the 21st century and the time is gone when the writers used to portray fat people to add the “FUN” element in their writings. Who would have thought that people with obesity can be the hero of the Silver screen? No one, right? But, welcome to the Marvel universe “Expect the unexpected” and body shaming has no place here. So, this article will tell you about the Obese Marvel characters.

Top 6 Obese Marvel Characters are 

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  1. Thor – Avengers: End Game
  2. Hulk
  3. Drax The Destroyer
  4. The Blob
  5. Amahl Farouk, The Shadow King
  6. Big Bertha of Great Lakes Avenger

Well, you must be knowing many of them and many must be new to you. So, we have written the bio about all of them below so that you get a clearer picture of these characters.

Obese Marvel Characters

You cannot count the total number of characters in the Marvel Universe. They are infinite! Some of them have got their way to the movies, some are still in the comic books. Here is the list that has Obese Marvel Characters from the movies as well as books.

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Thor – Avengers End Game

Obese Marvel Characters - Thor
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You should have gone for the head

Remember these lines from the most powerful villain of all times in the Marvel Universe, Thanos. Well, if we are to start with the list of the obese marvel characters then Thor, is the first name that comes to mind. 

We all know how “Avengers: End Game” started. Thor hiding and drinking in Asguard. I think it was these words from Thanos that put Thor, the God of Thunder, in a state of regret and changed him into an obese drunkard.

It was difficult for the shield to get Thor back, after the fight with Thanos in the “Avengers: Infinity War”. But, as they say, revenge is always served sweet. When he was told that the shield knows where Thanos is hiding, he didn’t miss the chance and went for the head this time.

Will Thor Remain Obese? 

To be honest we don’t think that Marvel Superheroes can remain out of shape for a long time and not to forget Thor is the God of Thunder. You can expect a definite bounce back from him. You never know what surprises Marvel carries in its package. 


Obese Marvel Characters - Hulk
Source: The Independent

I didn’t do it, the big guy did

Who is Dr. Bruce Banner referred to as the Big Guy? Yeah, it is THE HULK. It would be rude of me if I put the Hulk in the list of the Obese Marvel characters. Many people often confuse the muscle of the Big Green Man with the fat. 

FYI, the green color of Hulk wasn’t pre-planned. It was a graphics mishap that gave us the angriest superhero of all time.

Although this angry superhero has managed out a way to control his temper and now he can control both the human as well as the big green guy. 

How did Dr. Bruce Banner become Hulk?

It is an interesting story that you can watch in the movie “The Incredible Hulk”. Well, we can give you the gist of it. Dr. Bruce Banner was an expert scientist doing his research on “Gamma Radiation”. 

One day an accident occurs in his lab and the Scientist was exposed to high-frequency Gamma Rays. Usually, you expect people to die in such conditions. But, Spoiler Alert!! This is the Marvel Universe, expect the unexpected, and the great Hulk was born.

Drax The Destroyer

Obese Marvel Characters - Drax The Destroyer
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Nothing goes over my head. My reflexes are too fast. I would catch it

If hulk could make it to this list then Why not Drax The Destroyer? Especially if you are talking about Thanos and Drax becomes the most important person to talk about. Thanos, as we say, was on the mission to erase half of the universe. 

On his mission, he happens to visit a planet where he killed a family and left a person named Arthur Douglas. Arthur was filled with revenge, he happened to meet Kronos and Kronos took his spirit and placed it into the body of a stronger and well-built human. In this way Drax the Destroyer was born.

If we talk about the Marvel comics then Drax the Destroyer first appeared in The Invincible Iron Man #55 for the first time and if we talk about the Marvel movies then Drax can be seen in the Guardians of the Sky, its sequels, and Avenger: End Game.  

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The Blob

Obese Marvel Characters - The Blob
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The Guy with the Power to hold the Fist Punch.

The Blob is another Obese Marvel character that we would like to mention in our list. The Blob was a normal human before his powers manifested in his body. After Blob came to know about his superpowers he decided to join the Carnival. Professor X and the X-Men found him and offered him to join the X-Men group which he rejected.

He used his powers to become the head of the Carnival he first joined and then in search of the scientific formulas to become more powerful he attacked the X-Men in their mansion. But, he was defeated easily by Xavier’s students. As being defeated by the X-men, Magneto offered him to become a member of Evil Mutants. Blob accepted the offer and formed the “Freedom Force”.

The fat of this Obese Marvel Character makes it invulnerable to anything. The layer of fat on his body prevents any bullet, fire, stab, or any kind of danger to hurt him. The Blob holds the land with his feet and becomes still and invulnerable to anything. But, if you somehow remove his feet from the earth, this will finish his invulnerability.

Amahl Farouk, The Shadow King

Obese Marvel Characters - Amahl Farouk
Source: Marvel Database – Fandom

The Mutant who lives in the Astral Plane and possesses the body of Humans for evil deeds.

Farouk was one of the first obese Marvel characters, an evil character to be precise, who fought with Professor Charles Xavier in his early days. Xavier manages to leave him without a body on the plane. It was expected Farouk may be reincarnated or should be drawn to the afterlife. But, on the contrary, his spirit remains in the Astral plane.

Farouk uses his evil power to find and possess the body of the host. Talking about the first possession of Farouk, he took over the body of a woman named Karma. Karma was a lady, who used her physical powers to dominate animals and humans. When Farouk possessed her body, he gained Karma’s power and lived as evil Karma for years.

Farouk’s spirit is still roaming in the Astral plane and it takes possession over humans time by time. When his spirit leaves the body, the human under possession is left in the most pathetic way.

Big Bertha Of The Great Lakes Avengers

Obese Marvel Characters - Big Bertha

The Avenger Who Vomits….

We cannot end the list of the Obese Marvel Characters without mentioning the Big Bertha. Well, you can call her the female version of The Blob. The fat lady avenger uses body fat as her weapon. The difference between the Blob and Big Bertha is that Bertha doesn’t fix her feet to the ground and that she is not evil. Instead, she helps in solving the crime cases.

The lady Avenger has got the ability to grow and shrink her size at will. However, she can only shrink herself by vomiting.

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Summing Up

This article on Obese Marvel Characters was just written for informational purposes and to be clear “Body-Shaming” is never our motto. Moreover, these characters tell that you need goodwill to be a hero, not a perfect body. 

If you find this article informative and interesting then do share it with your friends. And don’t forget to comment with your views on the topic.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the fattest Marvel character?

Some of the fattest Marvel characters are

  1. Thor – Avengers: End Game
  2. Hulk
  3. Drax The Destroyer
  4. The Blob
  5. Amahl Farouk, The Shadow King
  6. Big Bertha of Great Lakes Avenger

Are there any fat Marvel characters?

Yes, there are many fat Marvel Characters in the Marvel Universe.

Is there a black superhero?

As we told you marvel is breaking stereotypes. We do have a Black Marvel Superhero, his name is “Black Panther”.

Are there any fat female superheroes?

Yes, there is a fat female superhero, her name is Big Bertha. Well, you can call her the female version of The Blob. The fat lady avenger uses body fat as her weapon. The difference between the Blob and Big Bertha is that Bertha doesn’t fix her feet to the ground and that she is not evil. Instead, she helps in solving the crime cases.

Who created “Big Bertha Of The Great Lakes Avengers”?

John Byrne created Big Bertha Of The Great Lakes Avengers.

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