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11th Aug '16 8:22:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* Amanda Waller, in Creator/DCComics' ARGUS, Cadmus, ComicBook/SuicideSquad, and related organizations, is widely recognized as one of the few people who can make Franchise/{{Batman}} think twice about messing with her. Heck, she's taken on Granny Goodness (Apocalypse goddess of abduction and right-hand woman to ''ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}'') and walked away.

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* Amanda Waller, in Creator/DCComics' ARGUS, Cadmus, ComicBook/SuicideSquad, and related organizations, is widely recognized as one of the few people who can make Franchise/{{Batman}} think twice about messing with her. Heck, she's taken on Granny Goodness (Apocalypse goddess of abduction and right-hand woman to ''ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}'') and walked away.



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* As noted above, Amanda Waller--played by Creator/ViolaDavis--is the boss of the ''Film/SuicideSquad2016'', a group of [[BoxedCrook supervillians she assembles]] to do the government's dirty work in exchange for their freedom. If they don't obey [[BadBoss her]], she activates the [[YourHeadAsplode bombs planted in their heads]].

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* As noted above, Amanda Waller--played by Creator/ViolaDavis--is the boss of the ''Film/SuicideSquad2016'', a group of [[BoxedCrook supervillians she assembles]] to do the government's dirty work in exchange for their freedom. If they don't obey [[BadBoss her]], she activates the [[YourHeadAsplode bombs planted in their heads]].



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2nd Aug '16 4:56:51 PM karstovich2
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One could reasonably consider the Black Boss Lady to be the DistaffCounterpart to the BaldBlackLeaderGuy, though the main things they have in common are being black and being leaders (though there's technically nothing in the trope that excludes her from being [[BaldWoman bald]] too). Is also a subtrope of DaChief, most of the time, though this trope isn't restricted to situations were she actually is Da Chief, she just needs to be the boss of whatever organization she's running.

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One could reasonably consider the Black Boss Lady to be the DistaffCounterpart to the BaldBlackLeaderGuy, though the main things they have in common are being black and being leaders (though there's technically nothing in the trope that excludes her from being [[BaldWoman bald]] too). Is also a subtrope of DaChief, most of the time, though this trope isn't restricted to situations were she actually is Da Chief, she just needs to be the boss of whatever organization she's running.
running, e.g. being TheJudge.
1st Aug '16 4:10:11 PM TitoMosquito
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* The Principal in ''WesternAnimation/SitdownShutup''.

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10th Jul '16 8:03:56 PM Discar
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* As noted above, Amanda Waller--played by Creator/ViolaDavis--is the boss of the ''Film/SuicideSquad'', a group of [[BoxedCrook supervillians she assembles]] to do the government's dirty work in exchange for their freedom. If they don't obey [[BadBoss her]], she activates the [[YourHeadAsplode bombs planted in their heads]].

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* As noted above, Amanda Waller--played by Creator/ViolaDavis--is the boss of the ''Film/SuicideSquad'', ''Film/SuicideSquad2016'', a group of [[BoxedCrook supervillians she assembles]] to do the government's dirty work in exchange for their freedom. If they don't obey [[BadBoss her]], she activates the [[YourHeadAsplode bombs planted in their heads]].
10th Jul '16 8:54:46 AM DesertDragon
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The BlackBossLady is characterized by being a TwoferTokenMinority, both a woman and Black, in charge of probably mostly men in a stereotypically male profession. Right there, you know she's a badass because she must be so good at her job, that even any discrimination which might have been in her way due to either her femininity or her minority status was bulldozed flat in two-point-five seconds by her incredible competency.

Because the BlackBossLady is ''good'', or she wouldn't be where she is today. She's not afraid to take some risk if there is a decent chance of a worthwhile pay off. She presides over her organization with an iron fist, but she's also a ReasonableAuthorityFigure, and will give the CowboyCop (or lawyer, or reporter, etc.) credit where it's due. At first she might seem like a hardass [[ByTheBookCop by-the-book type]] but inevitably they get used to each other, she reveals hidden depths, and the two give each other room to work and come to appreciate the other's strength.

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The BlackBossLady Black Boss Lady is characterized by being a TwoferTokenMinority, both a woman and Black, in charge of probably mostly men in a stereotypically male profession. Right there, you know she's a badass because she must be so good at her job, that even any discrimination which might have been in her way due to either her femininity or her minority status was bulldozed flat in two-point-five seconds by her incredible competency.

Because the BlackBossLady Black Boss Lady is ''good'', or she wouldn't be where she is today. She's not afraid to take some risk if there is a decent chance of a worthwhile pay off. She presides over her organization with an iron fist, but she's also a ReasonableAuthorityFigure, and will give the CowboyCop (or lawyer, or reporter, etc.) credit where it's due. At first she might seem like a hardass [[ByTheBookCop by-the-book type]] but inevitably they get used to each other, she reveals hidden depths, and the two give each other room to work and come to appreciate the other's strength.



One could reasonably consider the BlackBossLady to be the DistaffCounterpart to the BaldBlackLeaderGuy, though the main things they have in common are being black and being leaders (though there's technically nothing in the trope that excludes her from being [[BaldWoman bald]] too). Is also a subtrope of DaChief, most of the time, though this trope isn't restricted to situations were she actually is DaChief, she just needs to be the boss of whatever organization she's running.

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One could reasonably consider the BlackBossLady Black Boss Lady to be the DistaffCounterpart to the BaldBlackLeaderGuy, though the main things they have in common are being black and being leaders (though there's technically nothing in the trope that excludes her from being [[BaldWoman bald]] too). Is also a subtrope of DaChief, most of the time, though this trope isn't restricted to situations were she actually is DaChief, Da Chief, she just needs to be the boss of whatever organization she's running.
15th May '16 6:32:43 AM jadmire
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* This is getting pretty common in some parts of the U.S. Many black women have to be both the major breadwinner and head of household for their families, and have discovered that this can be good training for management positions.

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* This is getting pretty common in some parts of the U.S. Many black women have to be both the major breadwinner and head of household for their families, and have discovered that this can be good training for management positions. Case in point: Washington, D.C., which is a majority African-American city, and which in consequence naturally has a large black component in the federal civil service, the city's largest employer, including supervisory positions.
7th May '16 8:35:05 PM BenOfHouston
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* Amanda Waller, in Creator/DCComics' ARGUS, Cadmus, ComicBook/SuicideSquad, and related organizations, is widely recognized as one of the few people who can make Franchise/{{Batman}} think twice about messing with her. Heck, she's taken on Granny Goodness (right-hand woman to ''ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}'') and walked away.

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* Amanda Waller, in Creator/DCComics' ARGUS, Cadmus, ComicBook/SuicideSquad, and related organizations, is widely recognized as one of the few people who can make Franchise/{{Batman}} think twice about messing with her. Heck, she's taken on Granny Goodness (right-hand (Apocalypse goddess of abduction and right-hand woman to ''ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}'') and walked away.
17th Apr '16 7:29:31 PM CainandAble
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* As noted above, Amanda Waller--played by Creator/ViolaDavis--is the boss of the ''Film/SuicideSquad'', a group of [[BoxedCrook supervillians she assembles]] to do the government's dirty work in exchange for their freedom. If they don't obey [[BadBoss her]], she activates the [[YourHeadAsplode bombs planted in their heads]].
11th Apr '16 4:11:24 PM Piando
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* Amanda Waller, in DCComics' ARGUS, Cadmus, Suicide Squad, and related organizations, is widely recognized as one of the few people who can make Batman think twice about messing with her. Heck, she's taken on Granny Goodness (right-hand woman to ''Darkseid'') and walked away.

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* Amanda Waller, in DCComics' Creator/DCComics' ARGUS, Cadmus, Suicide Squad, ComicBook/SuicideSquad, and related organizations, is widely recognized as one of the few people who can make Batman Franchise/{{Batman}} think twice about messing with her. Heck, she's taken on Granny Goodness (right-hand woman to ''Darkseid'') ''ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}'') and walked away.
28th Mar '16 12:06:15 PM GrammarNavi
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* Downplayed by Helen from ''DrakeAndJosh'', who is black, female, and the manager of the movie theater where Josh works, but is fairly incompetent and, even during her flashes of brilliance, consistently TheDitz.

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* Downplayed by Helen from ''DrakeAndJosh'', ''Series/DrakeAndJosh'', who is black, female, and the manager of the movie theater where Josh works, but is fairly incompetent and, even during her flashes of brilliance, consistently TheDitz.
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