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13th Jan '16 10:57:00 PM RisefromYourGrave
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Correction.
* The Grand Councilwoman of the Intergalactic Federation in ''Disney/LiloAndStitch''.
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* The Grand Councilwoman of the Intergalactic United Galactic Federation in ''Disney/LiloAndStitch''.
10th Jan '16 5:15:19 PM MacBeth7713
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The Book of Judith is not apocryphal.
** You might also include Judith from the Apocrypha.
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** You might also include Judith from the Apocrypha.deuterocanonical book of the same name.
7th Jan '16 9:58:45 PM karstovich2
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* Golda Meir, Prime Minister of Israel during the [[ArabIsraeliConflict Yom Kippur War]] and before that Israel's Foreign Minister for ten years. She was often called "The Iron Lady of Israel," and combined it with JewishMother in a rather odd fashion: for instance, she would bake a cake for the ministers composing her "kitchen cabinet" (circle of closest advisors, meeting for Shabbat dinner), but also be totally willing to grill them, chew them out, or embarrass them over state business even as they munched on the cake. Bear in mind that the "Kitchen Cabinet" included some of Israel's great badass heroes, including [[EyepatchOfPower Moshe Dayan]] and Yigal Allon.
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* Golda Meir, Prime Minister of Israel during the [[ArabIsraeliConflict Yom Kippur War]] and before that Israel's Foreign Minister for ten years. She was often called "The Iron Lady of Israel," and combined it with JewishMother in a rather odd fashion: for instance, she would bake a cake for the ministers composing her "kitchen cabinet" (circle of closest advisors, meeting for Shabbat dinner), dinner),[[note]]The "kitchen cabinet" is not a function of Meir's being a woman; most Prime Ministers have had one, consisting of their circle of close advisors who are also the PM's friends. Meir is, however, almost certainly unique in actually baking a cake for the ministers herself.[[/note]] but also be totally willing to grill them, chew them out, or embarrass them over state business even as they munched on the cake. Bear in mind that the "Kitchen Cabinet" included some of Israel's great badass heroes, including [[EyepatchOfPower Moshe Dayan]] and Yigal Allon.
18th Dec '15 12:23:31 PM ecuvulle6267
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* ''Literature/TheHungerGames'': President Alma Coin.
6th Dec '15 9:26:21 PM nombretomado
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* SFDebris presents an AlternativeCharacterInterpretation of Captain Janeway from ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' that still fits this trope. However, his characterization of her starts off as a power-hungry dictator who likes killing, and eventually move to intentionally causing massive war in the Alpha Quadrant so that she can take over after everything goes to hell. This plan is spelled out while she talks to Captain Picard, whose replicators she had programmed to put amnesia drugs into his tea, so that she could gloat about her plan without actually allowing Picard to thwart it. By the way, this characterization is completely contained in his reviews. Unity, his massive crossover fanfic with ''Star Wars'', makes things worse.
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* SFDebris WebSite/SFDebris presents an AlternativeCharacterInterpretation of Captain Janeway from ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' that still fits this trope. However, his characterization of her starts off as a power-hungry dictator who likes killing, and eventually move to intentionally causing massive war in the Alpha Quadrant so that she can take over after everything goes to hell. This plan is spelled out while she talks to Captain Picard, whose replicators she had programmed to put amnesia drugs into his tea, so that she could gloat about her plan without actually allowing Picard to thwart it. By the way, this characterization is completely contained in his reviews. Unity, his massive crossover fanfic with ''Star Wars'', makes things worse.
28th Oct '15 8:36:23 PM dinohunterpat
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** Kati Mannequin of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'', retains much of Une's hardened attitude and serious demeanor. However she [[AntiVillain lacks much of Une's ruthlessness]].
24th Oct '15 7:18:32 PM nombretomado
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* ''TrinityBlood'' has a couple. Despite being called Iron Lady, Caterina Sforza seems more like this in the Anime version, while tough and willful, she's not stoic in the manga and the novels, she grows increasingly emotional. Mary Spencer and [[spoiler: Queen Esther Blanchett (who becomes a war leader)]] are better examples. * Lady Eboshi, leader of Irontown in ''PrincessMononoke''. * In ''{{Appleseed}}'', Athena is the supreme executive leader of the city/nation of Olympus. There's a council of elders and a super-computer who make all the big long term decisions but how she runs Olympus is entirely her own choice. It helps that she is an artificially created human genetically manipulated to do exactly that, and she does it extremely well. For large parts of the manga and some of the animes, it's not clear if she's a particularly tough [[TheHighQueen High Queen]] or actually the BigBad. [[spoiler:It turns out to be the former.]]
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* ''TrinityBlood'' ''LightNovel/TrinityBlood'' has a couple. Despite being called Iron Lady, Caterina Sforza seems more like this in the Anime version, while tough and willful, she's not stoic in the manga and the novels, she grows increasingly emotional. Mary Spencer and [[spoiler: Queen Esther Blanchett (who becomes a war leader)]] are better examples. * Lady Eboshi, leader of Irontown in ''PrincessMononoke''. ''Anime/PrincessMononoke''. * In ''{{Appleseed}}'', ''Manga/{{Appleseed}}'', Athena is the supreme executive leader of the city/nation of Olympus. There's a council of elders and a super-computer who make all the big long term decisions but how she runs Olympus is entirely her own choice. It helps that she is an artificially created human genetically manipulated to do exactly that, and she does it extremely well. For large parts of the manga and some of the animes, it's not clear if she's a particularly tough [[TheHighQueen High Queen]] or actually the BigBad. [[spoiler:It turns out to be the former.]]
22nd Oct '15 2:05:38 PM eowynjedi
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* Alosha, the smith-witch in ''Literature/{{Uprooted}}''. She has a few centuries under her belt and no longer bothers with deep personal attachments to lovers or great-grandchildren, rather safeguarding the welfare of Polnya as a country. She's the most level-headed mage in the capital and is savvy to the political games without being foolish enough to get invested in them, and she's also brutally pragmatic and has no qualms about telling Agnieszka that she should have just killed Kasia (who Agnieszka rescued from the Wood and its corruption) both because she's a potential physical liability and a decided political one.
13th Oct '15 7:30:43 AM Imperios
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* Yulia Timoshenko, former Prime Minister of Ukraine, was famous for being stubborn and getting things done. In a country where [[http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8645847.stm smoke bombs, eggs, and fisticuffs]] are a not-unexpected way to [[BloodOnTheDebateFloor settle things on the floor of Parliament]], you ''have'' to be stubborn to be effective.
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* Yulia Timoshenko, former Prime Minister of Ukraine, was famous for being stubborn and getting things done. In a country where [[http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8645847.stm smoke bombs, eggs, and fisticuffs]] are a not-unexpected way to [[BloodOnTheDebateFloor settle things on the floor of Parliament]], you ''have'' to be stubborn to be effective. Somewhat unusually for an IronLady, though, Timoshenko is young and attractive, [[SilkHidingSteel though that hardly means "weak".]]
25th Sep '15 2:28:42 PM Discar
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* Detective Carter from ''PersonOfInterest'' surely qualifies.
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* Detective Carter from ''PersonOfInterest'' ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' surely qualifies.
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