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18th Jan '17 4:37:32 PM gb00393
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* Cersei in ''Series/GameOfThrones'' is much like her book version, and has only gotten worse now that the [[OvertookTheManga series overtook the books]]: [[spoiler: she used wildfire to blow up the Sept of Baelor while the High Sparrow, her uncle, her cousin, and her in-laws were inside to avoid being held accountable for her previous crimes. This caused massive amounts of damage to King's Landing. She's then rather callous when her last remaining child kills himself because of this. The season ends with her being crowned sole Queen of Westeros.]] Keep in mind her brother killed a previous king because he merely ''threatened'' to do this, and he's most certainly ''not'' happy that his sister has done this.

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Cersei in ''Series/GameOfThrones'' is much like her book version, version in that she shows a snobbish disdain and a lack of consideration for the common people, and has only gotten worse now that the [[OvertookTheManga series overtook the books]]: [[spoiler: she used wildfire to blow up the Sept of Baelor while the High Sparrow, her uncle, her cousin, and her in-laws were inside to avoid being held accountable for her previous crimes. This caused massive amounts of damage to King's Landing. She's then rather callous when her last remaining child kills himself because of this. The season ends with her being crowned sole Queen of Westeros.]] Keep in mind her brother killed a previous king because he merely ''threatened'' to do this, and he's most certainly ''not'' happy that his sister has done this.this.
** Lysa Arryn is the paranoid and neurotic Lady of the Vale.
15th Jan '17 9:58:52 PM DustSnitch
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** As of ''Mission of Honor'', the twelfth book, both have been informed of said mutual enemy [[spoiler:and have formed a military ''alliance'']]. What's worse than facing one hardcore {{determinator}} Queen with a {{badass}} military that's been [[LensmanArmsRace hardened and trained in the crucible of decades of war]]? Facing ''two''.

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** As of ''Mission of Honor'', the twelfth book, both have been informed of said mutual enemy [[spoiler:and have formed a military ''alliance'']]. What's worse than facing one hardcore {{determinator}} Queen with a {{badass}} badass military that's been [[LensmanArmsRace hardened and trained in the crucible of decades of war]]? Facing ''two''.
4th Jan '17 9:53:39 AM ChronoLegion
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** Her sister Queen Freya in ''Film/TheHuntsmanWintersWar'' is also evil but for different reasons. [[spoiler:She has a HeelFaceTurn in the end and ends up fighting her sister]].
4th Jan '17 9:39:37 AM Scatmanticore
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* Featuring a superpowered Amazonian race of Gems, it's no surprise that ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' features a BigBadDuumvirate known as the Great Diamond Authority, composed of Yellow Diamond, Blue Diamond, and an as-of-yet absent third (likely White) Diamond.
31st Dec '16 12:32:45 PM nombretomado
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* The Queen of Aundair in ''{{Eberron}}'' is like this. She's convinced it's her destiny to rule the entire world. Since she lacks the military power to pull it off, she's mostly scheming. She's got no problem with starting another world war, as long as she knows she'll come on top. The funny thing? The rules say she's NeutralGood. Compare the King of Karnath, a [[spoiler:Vampire]] who pulled off a MyGrandsonMyself combined with a ManInTheIronMask to for the sole goal to save his country from ruin and famine, free it from the clutches of an evil church, fight a terrorist organization AND is one of the major architect of the continent-wide peace treaty that ended the century-long world war. His alignment? LawfulEvil. WordOfGod on this matter says that Aurala ''is'' a genuinely nice and decent person, but was raised to have an outdated, culturally myopic view of seeing [[WarIsGlorious war as the "game of generals"]], naively believing that resuming the Last War won't be so bad. King Kaius, on the other hand, [[WarIsHell knows just how utterly naive this viewpoint is]], and while he ''is'' incredibly selfish and amoral, he's also quite honorable and actually gives a shit about his general image. In other words, [[GoodIsDumb Aurala is Naive Good]] and Kaius is Pragmatic Evil

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* The Queen of Aundair in ''{{Eberron}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Eberron}}'' is like this. She's convinced it's her destiny to rule the entire world. Since she lacks the military power to pull it off, she's mostly scheming. She's got no problem with starting another world war, as long as she knows she'll come on top. The funny thing? The rules say she's NeutralGood. Compare the King of Karnath, a [[spoiler:Vampire]] who pulled off a MyGrandsonMyself combined with a ManInTheIronMask to for the sole goal to save his country from ruin and famine, free it from the clutches of an evil church, fight a terrorist organization AND is one of the major architect of the continent-wide peace treaty that ended the century-long world war. His alignment? LawfulEvil. WordOfGod on this matter says that Aurala ''is'' a genuinely nice and decent person, but was raised to have an outdated, culturally myopic view of seeing [[WarIsGlorious war as the "game of generals"]], naively believing that resuming the Last War won't be so bad. King Kaius, on the other hand, [[WarIsHell knows just how utterly naive this viewpoint is]], and while he ''is'' incredibly selfish and amoral, he's also quite honorable and actually gives a shit about his general image. In other words, [[GoodIsDumb Aurala is Naive Good]] and Kaius is Pragmatic Evil
21st Dec '16 4:06:53 PM wolftickets1969
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* The White Witch in ''Film/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' is the primary villain. She turns dissenters to stone and causes the country to be forever winter.

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* The White Witch in ''Film/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' is the primary villain. She [[TakenForGranite turns dissenters to stone stone]] and [[EndlessWinter causes the country to be forever winter. winter.]]
21st Dec '16 4:05:20 PM wolftickets1969
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** Mombi from the [[Film/ReturnToOz sequel]] fits this archetype to a T, [[PrincessesRule despite having the title of Princess.]]
16th Dec '16 12:58:02 PM Wildstar93
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* Three [[DishingOutDirt [=SandWing=]]] dragons in ''Literature/WingsOfFire'' are sisters named Blaze, Blister, and Burn who plunged the dragon world of Pyrrhia into a twenty-year war to fight for the throne. All three of them are cruel dragons, Blister being a cunning ManipulativeBitch and Burn being an aggressive CollectorOfTheStrange (though Blaze is nicer, but she's [[TheDitz quite idiotic]]), and [[spoiler: Thorn, Sunny's mother, becomes queen instead. Burn dies from a viper bite, Blister gets blown up, and Blaze eventually submits to her new queen]].

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[[DishingOutDirt [=SandWing=]]] dragons in ''Literature/WingsOfFire'' are sisters named Blaze, Blister, and Burn Burn, who plunged the dragon world of Pyrrhia into a twenty-year war to fight for the throne. All three of them are cruel dragons, Blister being a cunning ManipulativeBitch and Burn being an aggressive CollectorOfTheStrange (though Blaze is a bit nicer, but she's [[TheDitz quite very idiotic]]), and so [[spoiler: Thorn, Sunny's mother, becomes queen instead. Burn instead]]. They pay the price for plunging the world into chaos: [[spoiler:Burn dies from a viper bite, Blister gets blown up, and Blaze eventually submits to her new queen]].queen]].
** Former queen Scarlet from the [=SkyWing=]s is a violent dragon who makes other dragons fight each other and even humans for her own amusement. She's even raised Peril to be a killing machine only obedient to her and murders her defense attorney, an old dragon named Osprey who can no longer fly, by throwing him from the sky-high arena.
** In general, this can count for all queens of the seven dragon kingdoms on their bad days. Special mention goes to Queen Diamond of the [=IceWing=]s and Queen Battlewinner of the [=NightWing=]s.
5th Dec '16 9:52:25 AM R.G.
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* The Queen of the World of Dreams from ''WesternAnimation/WorldOfWinx''. [[spoiler:To think, she was once a fairy named [[Literature/PeterPan Tinkerbell.]]]]
1st Dec '16 6:20:26 AM AgProv
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* Music/{{horslips}}'' retelling of the Irish mythology plays on this trope: Queen Medhbh is seen as greedy, capricious, imperious and callous.



* This trope was invoked by the Anglo-Saxons of Wessex to explain a period in which they refused to grant the title "Queen" to female consorts of the king. According to Asser's ''Life of King Alfred the Great'', a Mercian-born queen named Eadburh, wife of Beorhtric of Wessex, was reputed to have been a [[EvilChancellor power behind the throne]], urging Beorhtric to execute or exile advisers displeasing to her. At those times where the king refused to follow through on the punishments, she would take matters into her own hands poisoning them... until the goblet she had "prepared" for one enemy of hers accidentally ended up in the hands of her husband, who died along with the intended victim. Oops. This necessitated a quick flee to France, where she compounded her error, so the story goes, by snubbing '''''Charlemagne himself''''' by telling him [[TooDumbToLive to his face]] that she preferred one of his young and virile sons to him. She ended her days a beggar in northern Italy. Asser claimed that due to this, until the advent of the Frankish-born Judith (the second wife of King Aethelwulf and stepmother to Alfred) -- whose father the Holy Roman Emperor refused any lesser title -- the people of Wessex denied the word "Cwene" to the distaff royalty, allowing only "wife of the King". In which Asser may have been mistaken, as in Old English ''cwene'' meant "woman" and the cognate form ''cwén'' meant "woman" or "wife of a king" (both words are related to Greek ''gyne''). ''Cwene'' later evolved into Modern English ''quean'' "shrew, hussy, prostitute".

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* This trope was invoked by the Anglo-Saxons of Wessex to explain a period in which they refused to grant the title "Queen" to female consorts of the king. According to Asser's ''Life of King Alfred the Great'', a Mercian-born queen named Eadburh, wife of Beorhtric of Wessex, was reputed to have been a [[EvilChancellor power behind the throne]], urging Beorhtric to execute or exile advisers displeasing to her. At those times where the king refused to follow through on the punishments, she would take matters into her own hands poisoning them... until the goblet she had "prepared" for one enemy of hers accidentally ended up in the hands of her husband, who died along with the intended victim. Oops. This necessitated a quick flee to France, where she compounded her error, so the story goes, by snubbing '''''Charlemagne himself''''' by telling him [[TooDumbToLive to his face]] that she preferred one of his young and virile sons to him. She ended her days a beggar in northern Italy. Asser claimed that due to this, until the advent of the Frankish-born Judith (the second wife of King Aethelwulf and stepmother to Alfred) -- whose father the Holy Roman Emperor refused any lesser title -- the people of Wessex denied the word "Cwene" to the distaff royalty, allowing only "wife of the King". In which Asser may have been mistaken, as in Old English ''cwene'' meant "woman" and the cognate form ''cwén'' meant "woman" or "wife of a king" (both words are related to Greek ''gyne''). ''Cwene'' later evolved into Modern English ''quean'' "shrew, hussy, prostitute".[[note]]Female cats are officially called "queens" for this reason: promiscuous, capricious, and more vicious than the male.[[/note]]
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