AGoT Daenerys 1: what Illyrio Mopatis looks like

He moved with surprising delicacy for such a massive man. Beneath loose garments of flame-colored silk, rolls of fat jiggled as he walked. Gemstones glittered on every finger, and his man had oiled his forked yellow beard until it shone like real gold.

[…]

Dany could smell the stench of Illyrio’s pallid flesh through his heavy perfumes.

Illyrio is the first of what I believe will be many “grotesquely fat” characters we will meet. I remember this trope as being a bit overdone (could one storyline really contain so many characters that are not just fat, but so much beyond “normal” fatness that it merits such extreme description)? We’ll see how many characters are actually described as such.

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