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23rd Mar '17 11:26:48 AM CosmicFerret
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%%* Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010'':
%%** The Red Queen - zero context
%%** While not explicitly evil, the White Queen is implied to not be very sane either; [[spoiler: [[CruelMercy the punishment she gave to the Red Queen]]]] shows the extremes she can get into.

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%%* * Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010'':
%%** ** The Red Queen - zero context
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is explicitly modeled after Helena Bonham Carter's two-year-old daughter as far as flying into a tantrum and the tiniest slight, but she's gotten worse than her literary counterpart with the death of the Red King--possibly by her own order. She also keeps all her subjects in line by threatening to sic the Jabberwocky on them.
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While not explicitly evil, the White Queen is implied to not be very sane either; [[spoiler: [[CruelMercy the punishment she gave to the Red Queen]]]] shows the extremes she can get into.
15th Mar '17 10:03:36 PM redandready45
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* ''FanFic/TheImmortalGame'': Queen Terra, an utterly deranged and murderous despot.
15th Mar '17 3:31:30 PM Sonofstranger
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* Queen Ga'ran Sigatar Khura'in from ''[[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice]]''. She shows shades of her menace in the prior investigation, but decides to [[spoiler: [[BeneathTheMask show her true colors]] when she takes over the prosecution in Dhurke's trial. Namely, she mostly takes over the proceeding, dismisses the judge (as in, ''very nearly fires him'') as a figurehead, declares a guilty verdict ''before the first cross-examination'', and literally writes new laws to put the defense at a disadvantage, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trial_in_absentia one of which]] is presently considered a human rights violation, and another ''threatens to publicly execute the defense'' if they accuse her for murder. As we delve into her past, we learn that she set her sister's house on fire, tricked her into abdicating to make people think she was assassinated, placed the blame on Dhurke so Nahyuta wouldn't be considered the crown prince, accused Dhurke of forging evidence when he gets found not guilty, came up with the ''Defense Culpability Act'' and a large amount of anti-lawyer propaganda [[note]]As in, taking the "joke" out of "EvilLawyerJoke"[[/note]] to deface Dhurke as a public enemy, took Amara and Dhurke's daughter, Rayfa, as her own and kept Rayfa's lineage secret as [[{{Blackmail}} leverage over Nahyuta and Amara]], killed her own husband and framed both Dhurke and Amara]], and, ''worst of all'', [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking cancels]] ''[[ShowWithinAShow The Plumed Punisher: Warrior of Neo Twilight Realm]]''. All in all, [[{{Understatement}} she's not a very nice lady]].
12th Mar '17 1:05:43 AM Luppercus
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* The main villainess in ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesBandOfMisfits'' is Queen Victoria herself as she has a thing for eating endangered species.
11th Mar '17 6:35:14 PM mkmlp
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* The ''WebVideo/MyLittlePonyTheMentallyAdvancedSeries'' version of Celestia is pretty much the same as the above, except possibly even ''more'' feared, cruel, and ruthless and [[BadassBaritone with a by far more intimidating voice.]] Best seen with her treatment of her "faithful student" Twilight who has grown up fearing her to the point that the thought of failing her, causes the normally level headed Twilight to mental break

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* The ''WebVideo/MyLittlePonyTheMentallyAdvancedSeries'' version of Celestia is pretty much the same as the above, except possibly even ''more'' feared, cruel, and ruthless and [[BadassBaritone with a by far more intimidating voice.]] Best seen with her treatment of her "faithful student" Twilight who has grown up fearing her to the point that the thought of failing her, causes the normally level headed Twilight to have a complete mental break down:



* ''WebAnimation/MyLittlePonyMeets'' pokes fun at this by revealing that Princess Celestia is ''encouraging this mentality'' for unstated reasons. After Twilight and others learn that not all queens are evil after [[Disney/Frozen meeting Elsa]], Twilight wonders why Celestia would tell her all queens are evil out loud. Cut to Celestia looking ominously over them through a telescope.

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* ''WebAnimation/MyLittlePonyMeets'' pokes fun at this by revealing that Princess Celestia is ''encouraging this mentality'' for unstated reasons. After Twilight and others learn that not all queens are evil after [[Disney/Frozen [[Disney/{{Frozen}} meeting Elsa]], Twilight wonders why Celestia would tell her all queens are evil out loud. Cut to Celestia looking ominously over them through a telescope.
4th Mar '17 11:19:28 PM braigwen_the_scholar
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There is a notable difference in how queens are portrayed depending on how they came to be queen. Queens who became queen because their late father the king had no sons are ''usually'' exempt from this trope, b7 virtue of being the [[RightfulKingReturns "rightful heir"]]. Her [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain sexist adversaries]] may view her as this, but the narration will usually be on her side, in the style of YouGoGirl Meanwhile, queens who become queens by marrying kings and/or [[MotherMakesYouKing getting their sons on the throne]] are ''very'' likely to fall under this trope. Why? Because AmbitionIsEvil. Also, she likely became queen by marrying a king as a HotConsort, and [[TheVamp seductresses are evil]]--and she is probably suspected of being a LadyMacbeth.

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There is a notable difference in how queens are portrayed depending on how they came to be queen. Queens who became queen because their late father the king had no sons are ''usually'' exempt from this trope, b7 by virtue of being the [[RightfulKingReturns "rightful heir"]]. Her [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain sexist adversaries]] may view her as this, but the narration will usually be on her side, in the style of YouGoGirl Meanwhile, queens who become queens by marrying kings and/or [[MotherMakesYouKing getting their sons on the throne]] are ''very'' likely to fall under this trope. Why? Because AmbitionIsEvil. Also, she likely became queen by marrying a king as a HotConsort, and [[TheVamp seductresses are evil]]--and she is probably suspected of being a LadyMacbeth.
4th Mar '17 11:18:24 PM braigwen_the_scholar
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There is a notable difference in how queens are portrayed depending on how they came to be queen. Queens who became queen because their late father the king had no sons are ''usually'' exempt from this trope, but virtue of being the [[RightfulKingReturns "rightful heir"]]. Her [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain sexist adversaries]] may view her as this, but the narration will usually be on her side, in the style of YouGoGirl Meanwhile, queens who become queens by marrying kings and/or [[MotherMakesYouKing getting their sons on the throne]] are ''very'' likely to fall under this trope. Why? Because AmbitionIsEvil. Also, she likely became queen by marrying a king as a HotConsort, and [[TheVamp seductresses are evil]]--and she is probably suspected of being a LadyMacbeth.

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There is a notable difference in how queens are portrayed depending on how they came to be queen. Queens who became queen because their late father the king had no sons are ''usually'' exempt from this trope, but b7 virtue of being the [[RightfulKingReturns "rightful heir"]]. Her [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain sexist adversaries]] may view her as this, but the narration will usually be on her side, in the style of YouGoGirl Meanwhile, queens who become queens by marrying kings and/or [[MotherMakesYouKing getting their sons on the throne]] are ''very'' likely to fall under this trope. Why? Because AmbitionIsEvil. Also, she likely became queen by marrying a king as a HotConsort, and [[TheVamp seductresses are evil]]--and she is probably suspected of being a LadyMacbeth.
19th Feb '17 1:15:16 PM Eievie
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* ''Once Upon a Mattress'' with Queen Agravaine. Heavy overlap with MyBelovedSmother.

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* ''Once Upon a Mattress'' ''Theatre/OnceUponAMattress'' with Queen Agravaine. Heavy overlap with MyBelovedSmother.


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*''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'': As the ruler of Munchkinland, {{Yandere}} Nessarose is she is willing to strip the Munchkins of their rights and keep any of them from leaving the country just to keep Boq with her.
16th Feb '17 3:33:47 PM Eievie
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While kings and princes can be good ''or'' evil, and princesses are [[AlwaysLawfulGood always good]], queens tend to be the royalty version of AlwaysChaoticEvil. Restrained by a competent king, this usually doesn't show, but once a queen is ''in charge'', things get nasty. Either the king is missing or died in an accident--the queen might have [[BlackWidow helped things along herself]]--or he's easily manipulated for some reason. Note that there ''are'' good queens in fiction, [[MissingMom but they normally don't stay around for very long, or at all]]. And this trope comes into play whether they are ruling in their own right or as regents for [[AChildShallLeadThem the under-age king]]. (The latter group tends to fall under MyBelovedSmother, as well.)

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While kings and princes can be good [[TheWisePrince good]] ''or'' evil, [[TheEvilPrince evil]], and [[PrinceCharming nice]] or [[PrinceCharmless mean]], and princesses are [[AlwaysLawfulGood always good]], queens tend to be the royalty version of AlwaysChaoticEvil. Restrained by a competent king, this usually doesn't show, but once a queen is ''in charge'', things get nasty. Either the king is missing or died in an accident--the queen might have [[BlackWidow helped things along herself]]--or he's easily manipulated for some reason. Note that there ''are'' good queens in fiction, [[MissingMom but they normally don't stay around for very long, or at all]]. And this trope comes into play whether they are ruling in their own right or as regents for [[AChildShallLeadThem the under-age king]]. (The latter group tends to fall under MyBelovedSmother, as well.)



If the evil queen is in charge of a HiveMind, she is by definition a HiveQueen. Also overlaps with {{Matriarchy}} (particularly the Straw Matriarchy) and sometimes EvilMatriarch. In terms of the ranks of AuthorityTropes, the tropes that are equal are TheHighQueen (her SisterTrope and GoodCounterpart), TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask, SheIsTheKing, TheGoodKing and PresidentEvil. The next steps down are TheEvilPrince, PrinceCharming, PrinceCharmless, WarriorPrince, PrincelyYoungMan, TheWisePrince, and all PrincessTropes. The next step up is TheEmperor. Also compare TheCaligula.

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If the evil queen is in charge of a HiveMind, she is by definition a HiveQueen. Also overlaps with {{Matriarchy}} (particularly the Straw Matriarchy) and sometimes EvilMatriarch. In terms of the ranks of AuthorityTropes, the tropes that are equal are TheHighQueen (her SisterTrope and GoodCounterpart), TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask, SheIsTheKing, TheGoodKing and PresidentEvil. The next steps down are TheEvilPrince, PrinceCharming, PrinceCharmless, WarriorPrince, PrincelyYoungMan, TheWisePrince, and all PrincessTropes. The next step up is TheEmperor. Also compare TheCaligula.
14th Feb '17 7:09:07 PM Eievie
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Averted pretty much every time the [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses lovely princess]] becomes queen mid or end-story, or when the queen was a princess in a prequel to the story, and [[PrincessesRule when the princess rules the kingdom much like a queen would, and is only princess in title]]. Good queens don't need to be listed. They are simply TheHighQueen.

If the evil queen is in charge of a HiveMind, she is by definition a HiveQueen. Also overlaps with {{Matriarchy}} (particularly the Straw Matriarchy) and sometimes EvilMatriarch.

In terms of the ranks of AuthorityTropes, the tropes that are equal are TheHighQueen (her SisterTrope and GoodCounterpart), TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask, SheIsTheKing, TheGoodKing and PresidentEvil. The next steps down are TheEvilPrince, PrinceCharming, PrinceCharmless, WarriorPrince, PrincelyYoungMan, TheWisePrince, and all PrincessTropes. The next step up is TheEmperor. Also compare TheCaligula.

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Averted pretty much every time the [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses lovely princess]] becomes queen mid or end-story, or when the queen was a princess in a prequel to the story, and [[PrincessesRule when the princess rules the kingdom much like a queen would, and is only princess in title]]. Good queens don't need to be listed. They listed: they are simply TheHighQueen.

There is a notable difference in how queens are portrayed depending on how they came to be queen. Queens who became queen because their late father the king had no sons are ''usually'' exempt from this trope, but virtue of being the [[RightfulKingReturns "rightful heir"]]. Her [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain sexist adversaries]] may view her as this, but the narration will usually be on her side, in the style of YouGoGirl Meanwhile, queens who become queens by marrying kings and/or [[MotherMakesYouKing getting their sons on the throne]] are ''very'' likely to fall under this trope. Why? Because AmbitionIsEvil. Also, she likely became queen by marrying a king as a HotConsort, and [[TheVamp seductresses are evil]]--and she is probably suspected of being a LadyMacbeth.

If the evil queen is in charge of a HiveMind, she is by definition a HiveQueen. Also overlaps with {{Matriarchy}} (particularly the Straw Matriarchy) and sometimes EvilMatriarch.

EvilMatriarch. In terms of the ranks of AuthorityTropes, the tropes that are equal are TheHighQueen (her SisterTrope and GoodCounterpart), TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask, SheIsTheKing, TheGoodKing and PresidentEvil. The next steps down are TheEvilPrince, PrinceCharming, PrinceCharmless, WarriorPrince, PrincelyYoungMan, TheWisePrince, and all PrincessTropes. The next step up is TheEmperor. Also compare TheCaligula.






* In ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' Galadriel is most definitely TheHighQueen and a good gal, but she refuses to go by that title; or even be acknowledged as the ruler of Lórien. The reason she refuses royal titles is because she and her husband feel that Lórien is merely a place they are guarding, not ruling. The only moment when she does call herself a Queen is the moment of her temptation by the Ring. She resists it when she realizes she'll become one of these.

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* In ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' Galadriel is most definitely TheHighQueen and a good gal, but gal--but she refuses to go by that title; title, or even be acknowledged as the ruler of Lórien. The reason she refuses royal titles is because she and her husband feel that Lórien is merely a place they are guarding, not ruling. The only moment when she does call herself a Queen is the moment of her temptation by the Ring. She resists it when she realizes she'll become one of these.



--> '''Snow White:''' Someday, I'll be queen.
--> '''Queen:''' Don't you know? All queens are evil.
--> '''Snow White:''' That's the first thing I'll change!

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--> '''Snow -->'''Snow White:''' Someday, I'll be queen.
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queen.\\
'''Queen:''' Don't you know? All queens are evil.
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evil.\\
'''Snow White:''' That's the first thing I'll change!
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