In the 2080s speed and volume eating, â€˜scoffingâ€™, became a competitive sport and extreme obesity became the desired body image for many Mega-City citizens.
In retaliation to the percieved injustice of the food restrictions following the Apocalypse War, militant elements of the obese founded the â€˜League of Fattiesâ€™ believing they had an inalienable right to food, which they would take by any means necessary.
Whilst an individual Fattie might seem a less than threatening figure, the first food raids saw massed wedges of obese activists trundling forward supported by their BeliWheelsÂ®. With their layers of flab providing a natural armour against anything but the most lethal weapons, little could stop them once momentum was gained.
Large numbers of â€˜Skinniesâ€™ and â€˜Bonesâ€™ were crushed in the stampedes and from belly flops but, after the death of several Judges trying to protect a food storage facility, a crackdown was swift. Most Fatties were confined to special F