Impossible Hourglass Figure
A woman in comics or cartoons doesn't have ribs like a real actress does. Thus she can easily have a far narrower waist than would be possible with even the strictest of corsets - and usually without even wearing one!
A woman with an Impossible Hourglass Figure has generous curves, with an impossibly narrow waist as an unproblematic part of how she just happens to look. Thus taking the classic "hourglass figure" beauty ideal Up to Eleven. She's always designed to be attractive, even in the cases where she's not Ms. Fanservice or Hello, Nurse!: Monsters with insect-like narrow waists does not count, even if the shape reminds of a hourglass.
No real life examples, please; it's called an impossible figure for a reason.
- It'd be easier to name women drawn by the mangaka who don't fit the bill in One Piece - but for starters, we offer up Miss Doublefinger , Boa Hancock, Nico Robin, and Nami. One would get the idea that this is one of Oda's many fancies.
- Several women from Fairy Tail and Rave Master also fit the bill - in this case, Mashima outright states that he actually doesn't find it especially appealing and he mainly uses the design to please young male fans.
- The Gender Flippped America in Axis Powers Hetalia.
- Quite a few of the women in Code Geass have this type of figure, most notably Kallen and Milly.
- The Winx Club comics feature this trait more prominently among the cast (which is mostly comprised of women), to the point that their breasts look like they could fall off at any given moment.
- This Stella McCartney dress creates the optical illusion that the wearer has one of these.
- Francesca from Mad Monster Party.
- Jessica Rabbit from Who Framed Roger Rabbit? is more one of the more famous and extreme cases of this trope. She was originally designed with more realistic proportions (relatively speaking), but the creators decided that they wanted an unrealistic quality about her sexiness. She's a toon, after all.
- Miss Forcible, in her youth, and the Other Miss Forcible from the film version of Coraline
- Holli Would from Cool World.
- Mrs. Toad From Thumbelina, who has huge Non-Mammal Mammaries on top of a near nonexistent waist, and wide hips to match.
- Sita from Sita Sings the Blues.
- Princess Jasmine from Aladdin. Bonus points for actually getting trapped in an hourglass.
- Four of the muses and Aphrodite from Hercules have waists so tiny they could probably wrap one hand around them. Oddly enough, Megara ends up with Hartman Hips, despite being the only women to make use of her womanly charms.
- The evil stepmother Frieda from Happily N'Ever After.
- 15-year-old Poddy Fries from Podkayne of Mars by Robert A. Heinlein gives her bust size as 90 centimeters and her waist as 48 -- roughly 36 and 20 inches, respectively. She doesn't give her hip size, but the passage makes it clear she's not unhappy with her appearance, so it's probably proportionate. This on someone who's 157 cm (5'2") and 49 kg (108 lbs), with "legs that are long for my height".
- Vivi from Brain Dead 13.
- Valentina from Super Mario RPG, who has about the same proportions as her martini glass she's always carrying and is one of the few, if the only mario characters with noticable breasts.
- The F-Zero series has two: Mrs. Arrow (debuting in X) and Princia Ramode (GX/AX).
- Grunty from Banjo-Kazooie's Game Over screen.
- The Dark Queen from Battletoads.
- Jessica Albert in Dragon Quest VIII. Ditto for the elf maiden Rajah and the Witch-type enemies.
- Veran from The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages.
- Both Ringford Queen Elfaria and Queen Odette from Odin Sphere have pencil thin waists sandwiched in between huge breasts and wide hips. In Queen Odette's case it makes sense, considering she is literally just skin and bone otherwise.
- Lara Croft was designed this way in the first installment of the Tomb Raider franchise, though her character design in later installments have been progressively averting this trope by widening her waist and shrinking her breasts. Since Tomb Raider Underworld, she now has a realistic hourglass figure.
- Iroha from Samurai Shodown.
- Taldeer, Macha, and the unnamed Farseers in the first Dawn of War game.
- The beautiful Queen of Tumblers Salina from Drakensang.
- Shantae has most of the women in the series, including the titular protagonist.
- Morgan Le Flay from and Elaine Threepwood from Tales of Monkey Island.
- Phobia from Gastrophobia. It even gets lampshaded here.
- Both Ben'Joon and Pella from Looking for Group.
- Space Princess Voluptua's human form from The Inexplicable Adventures of Bob.
- This is the basic bodyshape for many women in Las Lindas. It tends to be more obvious in Fan Service-heavy segments, like Breasts are the Best (as Mora Linda demonstrates).
- The title character of Doctor Voluptua.
- Lavender from El Goonish Shive. Lampshaded here and justified as she belongs to a species of shapeshifting aliens, and thus can have whatever figure she likes.
- Lindsay from Total Drama Island, in contrast to most of the other women on the show who typically have Hartman Hips. Not too surprisingly, she's also the most attractive woman in the cast.
- Hello Nurse from Animaniacs, as seen in the page image.
- Princess Aura from The New Adventures of Flash Gordon.
- Miss Sara Bellum and Sedusa from The Powerpuff Girls.
- Suga Mama in one episode of The Proud Family when she lost weight before marrying Clarance. However, they did not get married in the end.
- Princess Mandie from The Fairly OddParents.
- Almost every girl in Kim Possible. There's too many to name, but there's mainly Kim, Shego, Monique, and Bonnie.
- "Red" (or "Lou") from Tex Avery's cartoons.
- Jez from Jimmy Two-Shoes.
- Virtually every women in the DCAU. Bruce Timm clearly loves him some hourglass curves.
- The entire main cast of Winx Club, heroines and villains alike. Look at those girls! Is it even possible for waists so skinny to support their boobs and hips?! Supermodels clearly try to get figures like those girls... but they're at least reasonable compared to the comics. It may also be due to not being human.
- Kimmy from Sym-Bionic Titan.
- Betty Boop.
- Dennis' mother, Alice Mitchell, from Dennis the Menace US.
- One episode of Samurai Jack featured the Sirens. You know you have a winner when you realize that even their arms are thicker than their waists!
- Princess Kashmir from The Simpsons.
- When Candace from Phineas and Ferb is shown as an adult, her figure has gone from literally pencil-straight to improbable hourglass.
- Panty the Panther from El Arca.