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12th Feb '17 9:59:28 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''Film/{{Thor}}'' and ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'': Thor's mother Frigga of Asgard is beautiful, gracious and regal...Not to mention [[LadyOfWar deadly]]. Her benevolence is not limited to her own subjects, either--she [[spoiler:dies fighting]] to protect Jane from Malekith.

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* ''Film/{{Thor}}'' and ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'': Thor's mother Frigga of Asgard is beautiful, gracious and regal...Not not to mention [[LadyOfWar deadly]]. Her benevolence is not limited to her own subjects, either--she [[spoiler:dies fighting]] to protect Jane from Malekith.



* Lady Galadriel in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings,'' though technically [[JustTheFirstCitizen never a queen]]. She is what she is due to having lived in Valinor and seen the faces of the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Valar]], having one of the Three Rings, and being over seven thousand years old and thus older than ''[[TimeAbyss the sun itself]]'', and thus possessing the wisdom of a very, ''very'' long life. Surprise surprise, she's played by Cate Blanchett mentioned above in Peter Jackson's film.

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* Lady Galadriel in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings,'' though technically [[JustTheFirstCitizen never a queen]]. She is what she is due to having lived in Valinor and seen the faces of the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Valar]], having one of the Three Rings, and being over seven thousand years old and thus older than ''[[TimeAbyss the sun itself]]'', and thus possessing the wisdom of a very, ''very'' long life. Surprise surprise, she's played by Cate Blanchett mentioned above in Peter Jackson's film.



* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' has Alarielle the Radiant, Everqueen of Avelorn and one of the two co-rulers of High Elf Kingdoms of Ulthuan. She fits the trope perfectly, especially the magically majestic end (she is also a living vessel of the Elven mother goddess Isha). A slightly more rustic and earth-motherly version is found in Ariel, Mage-Queen of Loren, the Wood Elf equivalent.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' has Alarielle the Radiant, Everqueen of Avelorn and one of the two co-rulers of High Elf Kingdoms of Ulthuan. She fits the trope perfectly, especially the magically majestic end (she is also a living vessel of the Elven mother goddess Isha). A slightly more rustic and earth-motherly version is found in Ariel, Mage-Queen of Loren, the her Wood Elf equivalent.counterpart.
12th Feb '17 4:50:08 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheWitchlands'', Empress Vaness of Marstok is elegant, focused solely on wellbeing of her people, and both a capable politician and an excellent fighter.
24th Jan '17 11:54:47 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Sansa starts to show signs of this trope as well as ''SilkHidingSteel'' in "Blackwater", When she calms down a room full of anxious noble ladies, shortly after a drunken Cersei mentions how much she disdains it and leaves. Sansa also stand up to the Hound without once losing her resolve. As of Season 6, she plans to become this by retaking Winterfell and using the Stark name to lead an army against the North's enemies and kill Ramsay Bolton with her brother Jon by her side.

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Sansa starts to show signs of this trope as well as ''SilkHidingSteel'' in "Blackwater", When she calms down a room full of anxious noble ladies, shortly after a drunken Cersei mentions how much she disdains it and leaves. Sansa also stand up to the Hound without once losing her resolve. As of Season 6, she plans to become this by retaking Winterfell and using the Stark name to lead an army against the North's enemies and kill Ramsay Bolton with her brother Jon by her side.
** Daenerys likes to see herself as this and tries her best to make it true and this is what Jorah believes she could be. However, she has a more nuanced understanding over time. She tells Tyrion that if she returns to Westeros she wants to change and abolish the feudal power and that she wants to revise the system in favor of the poor rather than the aristocrats. She also wants to break from her family as well, seeing them as being just as bad as the other houses.
--> '''Daenerys:''' Lannister. Targaryen. Baratheon. Stark. Tyrell. They’re all just spokes on a wheel. This one’s on top, then that one’s on top, and on and on it spins, crushing those on the ground.
--> '''Tyrion:''' It's a beautiful dream, stopping the wheel. You're not the first person who's ever dreamt it.
--> '''Daenerys:''' I'm not going to stop the wheel. I'm going to ''break'' the wheel.
** Margaery projected this image when she was married to Renly as part of her family's HundredPerCentAdorationRating. She is also a gracious Queen at her wedding to Joffrey.
23rd Jan '17 6:56:02 AM Argon2
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* ''TabletopGame/PrincessTheHopeful'', being about (P)rincesses (aka, magical girls), has many grown-up Princesses who are this trope. They're mostly [=NPCs=] who have just enough time to advise and encourage young heroines in between the business of actually ruling. Having a Queen as one's mentor can be such a valuable relationship that players must 'buy' it in the Merit system.
13th Jan '17 2:20:40 PM dmcreif
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* Even before the [[PowerIncontinence plot got started]], Queen Elsa from ''{{Disney/Frozen}}'' fit the profile. She deliberately cultivates a calm demeanor and royal aloofness as part of controlling her powers, and she cares about the well-being of her sister and subjects to the point of being willing to exile herself to protect them [[spoiler:although it doesn't last long, since her exile didn't fix anything]]. She's also the first official Franchise/DisneyPrincess[[note]]Kida from ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'' and Nala from ''Disney/TheLionKing'' also became Queens but they aren't in the line[[/note]] to become a Queen in her film.

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* Even before the *Queen Elsa in ''{{Disney/Frozen}}''. Due to her [[PowerIncontinence plot got started]], Queen Elsa from ''{{Disney/Frozen}}'' fit the profile. She inability to control her ice powers]], she deliberately cultivates a calm demeanor and royal aloofness as part of controlling her powers, aloofness, and she cares about the well-being of her sister and subjects to the point of being willing to exile herself to protect them [[spoiler:although them, although it doesn't last long, since her exile didn't doesn't fix anything]].anything. She's also the first official Franchise/DisneyPrincess[[note]]Kida from ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'' and Nala from ''Disney/TheLionKing'' also became Queens but they aren't in the line[[/note]] to become a Queen in her film.



* ''Film/{{Thor}}'' and ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'': Queen Frigga of Asgard is beautiful, gracious and regal...Not to mention [[LadyOfWar deadly]]. Her benevolence is not limited to her own subjects, either--she [[spoiler:dies fighting]] to protect a human guest in her realm.

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* ''Film/{{Thor}}'' and ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'': Queen Thor's mother Frigga of Asgard is beautiful, gracious and regal...Not to mention [[LadyOfWar deadly]]. Her benevolence is not limited to her own subjects, either--she [[spoiler:dies fighting]] to protect a human guest in her realm.Jane from Malekith.
2nd Jan '17 5:26:30 PM Pichu-kun
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*** The beautiful and regal Queen Rutela of the Zora was this-- until BigBad Zant had her [[ToMakeAnExampleOfThem executed]] in order to force the Zora to yield to him. She was a beautiful and good queen in life and watches over her son as a ghost.

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*** The beautiful and regal Queen Rutela of the Zora was this-- until BigBad Zant had her [[ToMakeAnExampleOfThem [[MakeAnExampleOfThem executed]] in order to force the Zora to yield to him. She was a beautiful and good queen in life and watches over her son as a ghost.
2nd Jan '17 5:20:24 PM Pichu-kun
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** In ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors'' Zelda is treated this way. She has referred to as essentially being a queen in supplementary material, but is officially known as a princess. She is the sweet and poised ruler of Hyrule. She lacks the aloofnes and stoicism of most examples though. Zelda is also a LadyOfWar willing to fight for her kingdom. Link is actually a knight in training, making the LadyAndKnight aspect even more explicit than in the main series.

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** In ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors'' Zelda is treated this way. She has been referred to as essentially being a queen in supplementary material, but is officially known as a princess. She is the sweet and poised ruler of Hyrule. She lacks the aloofnes aloofness and stoicism of most examples though. Zelda is also a LadyOfWar willing to fight for her kingdom.kingdom as the commander-in-chief. Link is actually a knight in training, making the LadyAndKnight aspect even more explicit than in the main series.



*** Zelda is depicted this way. She is presented as more [[TheStoic stoic]] and regal than she usually is. She is the only Zelda thus far to be a queen. She spends the game as a "princess" but it's mentioned that her coronation was interrupted. In ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'' she is referred to as a queen.

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*** Zelda is depicted this way. Her status as this is reflected in her colours, which are [[GracefulLadiesLikePurple purple, gold, and ivory]] rather than the more standard pink. Zelda chooses to surrender in order to stop Zant from hurting her people, rather than trying to rage war, and is an AllLovingHeroine even towards the BigBad [[spoiler:Ganondorf]]. She is presented as more [[TheStoic stoic]] and regal than she usually is.is as well. She is the only Zelda thus far to be a queen. She Zelda spends the game as a "princess" but it's mentioned that her coronation kingdom was interrupted. attacked just before her coronation. In ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'' she is referred to as a queen.queen.
*** The beautiful and regal Queen Rutela of the Zora was this-- until BigBad Zant had her [[ToMakeAnExampleOfThem executed]] in order to force the Zora to yield to him. She was a beautiful and good queen in life and watches over her son as a ghost.



%%*** The beautiful and regal Queen Rutela of the Zora was this - until BigBad Zant had her executed to force the Zora to yield to him.
2nd Jan '17 4:43:45 PM Pichu-kun
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* Bluestar from ''Literature/WarriorCats'' is treated this way, though Clans have no monarchy so she is officially just their [[TheLeader leader]]. She is a regal blue-furred cat with IcyBlueEyes who leads Thunderclan with wisdom and dignity. She is a BrokenBird but that doesn't stop her from being the BigGood. [[spoiler:That is, until Tigerclaw's betrayal causes her to undergo a SanitySlippage]].

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* Bluestar from ''Literature/WarriorCats'' is treated this way, though Clans have no monarchy so she is officially just their [[TheLeader leader]]. She is a regal blue-furred cat with IcyBlueEyes who leads Thunderclan [=ThunderClan=] with wisdom and dignity. She is a BrokenBird but that doesn't stop her from being the BigGood. [[spoiler:That is, until Tigerclaw's betrayal causes her to undergo a SanitySlippage]].



* Lao Ma from ''XenaWarriorPrincess'' ticks nearly every box: calm, composed, wise, regal, beautiful and so on.

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* Lao Ma from ''XenaWarriorPrincess'' ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' ticks nearly every box: calm, composed, wise, regal, beautiful and so on.



%%* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'':
%%** Zelda
%%** [[spoiler: Midna, the titular and legendary Twilight Princess herself. Especially at the end when she and Link broke her curse and helped her return to her world.]]
%%** The beautiful and regal Queen Rutela of the Zora was this - until BigBad Zant had her executed to force the Zora to yield to him.
%%* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'' acknowledges Zelda as "queen".

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%%* * ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
** In ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors'' Zelda is treated this way. She has referred to as essentially being a queen in supplementary material, but is officially known as a princess. She is the sweet and poised ruler of Hyrule. She lacks the aloofnes and stoicism of most examples though. Zelda is also a LadyOfWar willing to fight for her kingdom. Link is actually a knight in training, making the LadyAndKnight aspect even more explicit than in the main series.
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''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'':
%%** Zelda
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*** Zelda is depicted this way. She is presented as more [[TheStoic stoic]] and regal than she usually is. She is the only Zelda thus far to be a queen. She spends the game as a "princess" but it's mentioned that her coronation was interrupted. In ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'' she is referred to as a queen.
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[[spoiler: Midna, the titular and legendary Twilight Princess herself. Especially at the end when she and Link broke her curse and helped her return to her world.]]
%%** %%*** The beautiful and regal Queen Rutela of the Zora was this - until BigBad Zant had her executed to force the Zora to yield to him.
%%* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'' acknowledges Zelda as "queen".
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15th Dec '16 12:19:58 AM PaulA
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* Queen Ehlana in ''Literature/TheElenium'' and ''Tamuli'' trilogies by Creator/DavidEddings. At the beginning she is a DamselInDistress that was poisoned and put into sleep in crystal to keep her alive until the heroes find a cure. When she is finally awakened she [[spoiler:plots revenge against the one who poisoned her, easily {{Batman Gambit}}s a church into choosing her own candidate for a pope, lectures another country's king on how to be a true MagnificentBastard]]... She is on the good side, don't worry.

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* Queen Ehlana in ''Literature/TheElenium'' and ''Tamuli'' ''Literature/TheTamuli'' trilogies by Creator/DavidEddings. At the beginning she is a DamselInDistress that was poisoned and put into sleep in crystal to keep her alive until the heroes find a cure. When she is finally awakened she [[spoiler:plots revenge against the one who poisoned her, easily {{Batman Gambit}}s a church into choosing her own candidate for a pope, lectures another country's king on how to be a true MagnificentBastard]]... She is on the good side, don't worry.
10th Dec '16 11:03:32 AM nombretomado
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%%* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/AWitchShallBeBorn", Taramis.

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%%* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ConanTheBarbarian Literature/ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/AWitchShallBeBorn", Taramis.
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