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14th Apr '18 3:20:37 AM foxley
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* ''Series/FatherBrown'': Matron Sophia in "The Angel of Mercy". She runs the nursing home with an iron hand and shows no shred of sympathy to any of her charges.
24th Mar '18 10:29:04 AM Andooks
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* ''Film/CloudAtlas'': A scary one runs the nursing home where Cavendish is confined.
25th Feb '18 4:39:01 PM nombretomado
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* [[http://www.shadowgirlscomic.com/comics/health-care/ One]] appeared in ''{{Shadowgirls}}''. Unfortunately for her, Mrs. Snow was currently friendly to her victim, around, [[AlphaBitch more skilled at trampling people into dirt]] and "needed the exercise".

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* [[http://www.shadowgirlscomic.com/comics/health-care/ One]] appeared in ''{{Shadowgirls}}''.''Webcomic/{{Shadowgirls}}''. Unfortunately for her, Mrs. Snow was currently friendly to her victim, around, [[AlphaBitch more skilled at trampling people into dirt]] and "needed the exercise".
5th Jan '18 12:30:44 PM nombretomado
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* Head Nurse Noakes, from the "The Ghastly Ordeal of Timothy Cavendish" segment of ''Literature/CloudAtlas''. Bonus points for the film version, who is portrayed by HugoWeaving.

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* Head Nurse Noakes, from the "The Ghastly Ordeal of Timothy Cavendish" segment of ''Literature/CloudAtlas''. Bonus points for the film version, who is portrayed by HugoWeaving.Creator/HugoWeaving.
25th Dec '17 3:16:40 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Head Nurse Noakes, from the "The Ghastly Ordeal of Timothy Cavendish" segment of ''CloudAtlas''. Bonus points for the film version, who is portrayed by HugoWeaving.

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* Head Nurse Noakes, from the "The Ghastly Ordeal of Timothy Cavendish" segment of ''CloudAtlas''.''Literature/CloudAtlas''. Bonus points for the film version, who is portrayed by HugoWeaving.
9th Dec '17 1:00:03 PM Jake
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There's also a milder version more common in comedy. This version is still rather unsympathetic and enjoys having power over the patients and other nurses, but can still say with some justification that everything she's doing is [[ForYourOwnGood for the patients' own good]] (although the patients are unlikely to see it like that). In British works, she almost certainly has the title Matron and is played by Hattie Jacques (who actually was a Red Cross nurse during W.W.II). This type of Matron figure was also popular in older Australian series.

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There's also a milder version more common in comedy. This version is still rather unsympathetic and enjoys having power over the patients and other nurses, but can still say with some justification that everything she's doing is [[ForYourOwnGood for the patients' own good]] (although the patients are unlikely to see it like that). that), and sometimes [[TropesAreNotBad she's actually right.]] In British works, she almost certainly has the title Matron Matron[[note]]which is the actual, if old-fashioned, job title for the most senior nurse in the hospital[[/note]] and is played by Hattie Jacques (who actually was a Red Cross nurse during W.W.II). This type of Matron figure was also popular in older Australian series.
7th Oct '17 6:29:30 PM ladyofprocrastination
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* Dr. Pulaski, Beverly's short-lived replacement on ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', was pretty tough. You'd think that ''she'' was the one Captaining the whole ship.
15th Sep '17 9:03:13 AM Khathi
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* In Creator/IvanYefremov's ''Razor's Edge'' there's a bit character whom a protagonist (a qualified SuperDoc himself, but he cannot do SelfSurgery due to trauma location) visits to see a serious abscess on his hand. The woman evacuates the boil in the most painful and traumatic way, babbling about the need to [[MenDontCry man up and tough it out]], until the hero fied-shrinks her into admitting to slipping into sadism due to stress.
24th Jul '17 10:55:08 PM Gamermaster
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* Prison doctor Rei Takashima of the titular ''Manga/DeadmanWonderland'', though calling her "doctor" is putting it nicely. She gets sadistic pleasure removing the body parts of fully conscious Deadmen when they lose a {{Gladiator Game}}. She happily skips into the {{Moral Event Horizon}} when gleefully removing the right eyeball of badass former cop, Senji Kiyosama after losing to {{Troubled But Cute}} protagonist, Ganta. She's last seen creating a hideous abomination of combined forgeries (fake Deadmen who were former prisoners brainwashed into becoming drugged up killing machines) before being unceremoniously killed by the {{Ax Crazy}} Wretched Egg.

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* Prison doctor Rei Takashima of the titular ''Manga/DeadmanWonderland'', though calling her "doctor" is putting it nicely. She gets sadistic pleasure removing the body parts of fully conscious Deadmen when they lose a {{Gladiator Game}}. Game|s}}. She happily skips into the {{Moral Event Horizon}} MoralEventHorizon when gleefully removing the right eyeball of badass former cop, Senji Kiyosama after losing to {{Troubled But Cute}} TroubledButCute protagonist, Ganta. She's last seen creating a hideous abomination of combined forgeries (fake Deadmen who were former prisoners brainwashed into becoming drugged up killing machines) before being unceremoniously killed by the {{Ax Crazy}} AxCrazy Wretched Egg.



* Nurse Lois from Creator/FrankMiller's ''Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}: [[Comicbook/DaredevilBornAgain Born Again]]'' story arc is a gruff, intimidating nurse who supervises Nick Manolis' recovery. [[spoiler:She's also a mob enforcer for the Kingpin who breaks Ben Urich's fingers and kills Manolis.]]

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* Nurse Lois from Creator/FrankMiller's ''Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}: [[Comicbook/DaredevilBornAgain Born Again]]'' ''Comicbook/DaredevilBornAgain'' story arc is a gruff, intimidating nurse who supervises Nick Manolis' recovery. [[spoiler:She's also a mob enforcer for the Kingpin who breaks Ben Urich's fingers and kills Manolis.]]
9th Jul '17 1:34:38 AM JackG
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** In "Sam Interrupted" when the Winchesters go [[GoAmongstMadPeople undercover in a mental hospital]], Dean lampshades the trope to the nurse who's giving him an initial examination. The nurse is quite friendly though [[spoiler:except she's the MonsterOfTheWeek.]]

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** In "Sam Interrupted" when the Winchesters go [[GoAmongstMadPeople [[GoAmongMadPeople undercover in a mental hospital]], Dean lampshades the trope to the nurse who's giving him an initial examination. The nurse is quite friendly though [[spoiler:except she's the MonsterOfTheWeek.]]
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