A character suddenly finds their breasts enlarged to often immense levels, via Applied Phlebotinum , magic, science, or otherwise. Mostly happens to flat-chested characters suffering from A-Cup Angst , though women on the other side of the spectrum may have it happen as well. When played for fanservice, the actual growth tends to be as important as the final size of the breasts. It is also frequently played for comedy , but this still ends up providing Fanservice. An Overnight Age-Up for women usually guarantees this will happen. If the expansion is merely caused by puberty, there's a separate trope for that.
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Body Inflation , also known as Body Expansion , is a genre of fan art featuring people who have been inflated in various parts of their body as if they were a balloon, typically focusing on breasts, buttocks, stomachs and the entire body in situations where the method of full body inflation is done in the style of the film Willy Wonka , it is referred to as " blueberry inflation ". The genre is also associated with "weight gain" art, which involves a subject who has been fattened up through excessive feeding. One of the earliest known possible inspirations for body inflation was a illustration from the Hawaiian Gazette newspaper humorously illustrates the Anti-Saloon League and the Women's Christian Temperance Union's campaign against the producers and sellers of beers in Hawaii. In video games , the fighting video game Mortal Kombat 2 , the character Kitana has a Fatality called the Kiss of Death where she kisses the opponent, causing their body to inflate like a balloon and explode into pieces. Some fans have given this fatality the affectionate nickname "Inflatality.
Animation and illustrated media as a whole are largely based around the intention behind character design and the ways in which these designs may convey different messages. The societal implications behind specific traits have always played a role in what traits are used for storytelling, whether or not they are outright spoken eg. In the sense that humans experience the socialized connotations of specific body types and qualities, character design serves as one of the most accessible mediums of storytelling and is innately influenced by how humans view each other based on these preconceptions; one popularly exploited aspect of silhouette in design are the breasts of a female character and what those design choices may be trying to convey. Breasts are a mammalian phenomenon composed of a system of milk-producing glands and lobes surrounded by fat and anchored to the pectoralis major by ligaments.