History PlayingWith / GodSaveUsFromTheQueen

26th Jun '17 1:01:44 PM Starshock
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* '''Exaggerated''': The kingdom has a long line of queens with nicknames like "the terrible" and "the castrating."
* '''Downplayed''': Queen Alice can be a bit hot-tempered and heavy-handed, and she's certainly made a few bad choices as queen, but the story has GreyAndGrayMorality and she's basically doing the best she can.

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* '''Exaggerated''': '''Exaggerated''':
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The kingdom has a long line of queens with nicknames like "the terrible" and "the castrating."
** Queen Alice is a CompleteMonster who [[TakeOverTheWorld rules the world]].
* '''Downplayed''': '''Downplayed''':
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Queen Alice can be a bit hot-tempered and heavy-handed, and she's certainly made a few bad choices as queen, but the story has GreyAndGrayMorality and she's basically doing the best she can.can.
** Alice isn't a queen, just a powerful [[PresidentEvil politician]], [[GeneralRipper general]], or [[CorruptCorporateExecutive CEO]].
26th Jun '17 12:57:12 PM Starshock
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** Queen Alice is DrunkOnPower.
** Queen Alice is from a RoyallyScrewedUp family.
** Queen Alice was evil before becoming queen, so it isn't surprising that she continued to be evil after becoming queen.



* '''GenderFlipped''': An oppressive king.

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* '''GenderFlipped''': An oppressive king.EvilOverlord.



* '''Lampshaded''': "People are oppressed, and Black Guards look ''too'' sexy and stud. Must be an Evil Queen."

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* '''Lampshaded''': "People are oppressed, and Black Guards look ''too'' [[EvilIsSexy sexy and stud. studly.]] Must be an Evil Queen."
7th Mar '17 5:00:45 PM TheLyniezian
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** Queen Alice rules in a traditionally male-dominated society which distrusts women with power and sees benevolence as weakness. In order to gain respect (and survive) she must prove herself to be twice as cold-hearted and ruthless as her male counterparts and rivals.
8th Feb '17 4:46:06 PM Eievie
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* '''Straight''': The queen oppresses her people and is extremely vain.

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* '''Straight''': The queen Queen Alice oppresses her people and is extremely vain.



* '''Downplayed''': The queen can be a bit hot-tempered and heavy-handed, yet she's a genuinely nice person when you get to know her and only acts for the greater good.

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* '''Downplayed''': The queen Queen Alice can be a bit hot-tempered and heavy-handed, yet and she's certainly made a genuinely nice person when you get to know her few bad choices as queen, but the story has GreyAndGrayMorality and only acts for she's basically doing the greater good.best she can.



** The only way she could have become queen was if she [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority fought her way to the top]]. Naturally, she continues to act cruelly to keep power.
* '''Inverted''': TheHighQueen and/or EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses

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** The only way she Queen Alice could have become queen was if she [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority fought her way to the top]]. Naturally, she continues to act cruelly to keep power.
* '''Inverted''': TheHighQueen and/or EverythingsBetterWithPrincessesTheHighQueen



* '''Subverted''': The queen seems to be a tyrannical bitch, [[TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask but is actually doing what she does out of genuine concern for her people.]]
* '''Double Subverted''': The evil queen explains that she is acting out of concern for her people, but when push comes to shove she's willing to make them suffer for her own gain.

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* '''Subverted''': The queen Queen Alice seems to be a tyrannical bitch, [[TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask but is actually doing what she does out of genuine concern for her people.]]
* '''Double Subverted''': The evil queen Queen Alice explains that she is acting out of concern for her people, but when push comes to shove she's willing to make them suffer for her own gain.



** As a [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses princess]], she was fine -- but once she becomes the queen, she turns into a terror.

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** As a [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses princess]], she Alice was fine -- but once she becomes the queen, she turns into a terror.



** The queen ''is'' wicked but does something noble, but only because it serves her ends as well.
** The queen has BlueAndOrangeMorality.

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** The queen Queen Alice ''is'' wicked but does something noble, but only because it serves her ends as well.
** The queen Queen Alice has BlueAndOrangeMorality.



** All rulers, kings or queens, are just as bad.
* '''Enforced''': The show's hero backstory has him as an orphan. During his adventures he already found and fought his long-lost evil father, so writers want to use a long-lost evil mother. As she won't be appealing as a direct opponent, they go with the "Evil Queen" stereotype.

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** All rulers, kings or queens, are rulers--kings ''or'' queens--are just as bad.
* '''Enforced''': The show's hero backstory has him as an orphan. During his adventures he already found and fought his long-lost evil father, so writers want to use a long-lost evil mother. As she won't be appealing as a direct opponent, they go with ???
%% Enforced means
the "Evil Queen" stereotype.trope occurs for a reason OTHER THAN the author wanting to include it.



** The queen is naturally mean-spirited, but forces herself to be nice since she doesn't want to come across as evil or oppressive.
** Those around her dread the day of the princess's coronation and ascent to the throne because of this trope, but when the day comes she [[SheIsTheKing proclaims herself king]].

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** The queen Queen Alice is naturally mean-spirited, but forces herself to be nice since she doesn't want to come across as evil or oppressive.
** Those around her Princess Alice dread the day of the princess's her coronation and ascent to the throne because of this trope, but when the day comes she [[SheIsTheKing proclaims herself king]].



** Alternately, she isn't quite as evil in comparison to your typical ruler of the periodlocale, but she gets a bad reputation precisely because society is sexist and she's a woman--things that a male king could get away with are considered "atrocities" when she commits them because women are supposed to be gentle.

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** Alternately, she isn't quite as evil in comparison to your typical ruler of the periodlocale, period locale, but she gets a bad reputation precisely because society is sexist and she's a woman--things that a male king could get away with are considered "atrocities" when she commits them because women are supposed to be gentle.



** The queen's wickedness is part of the Machiavellian MagnificentBastard traits that got her to the throne in the first place, given that it's a male-dominated medieval setting. A nicer woman would never have made it.

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** The queen's Queen Alice's wickedness is part of the Machiavellian MagnificentBastard traits that got her to the throne in the first place, given that it's a male-dominated medieval setting. A nicer woman would never have made it.
29th Dec '16 11:48:54 AM Eievie
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* '''Downplayed''':
** The queen can be a bit hot-tempered and heavy-handed, yet she's a genuinely nice person when you get to know her and only acts for the greater good.
** As Hire travelled around the world, the queens he encountered were evil, with a few exceptions.

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* '''Downplayed''':
**
'''Downplayed''': The queen can be a bit hot-tempered and heavy-handed, yet she's a genuinely nice person when you get to know her and only acts for the greater good.
** As Hire travelled around the world, the queens he encountered were evil, with a few exceptions.
good.



** FreudianExcuse
** The only way she could have become queen was if she fought her way to the top. Naturally, she continues to act cruelly to keep power.

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** FreudianExcuse
** The only way she could have become queen was if she [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority fought her way to the top.top]]. Naturally, she continues to act cruelly to keep power.



** The queen IS wicked but does something noble, but only because it serves her ends as well.

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** The queen IS ''is'' wicked but does something noble, but only because it serves her ends as well.



* '''Invoked''': EvilPrince, Harold decides to [[UnholyMatrimony marry an evil woman]]. So that when he's king, she'll have absolutely no problem with his abuse of power.

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* '''Invoked''': EvilPrince, Harold Bob decides to [[UnholyMatrimony marry an evil woman]]. So woman]], so that when he's king, she'll have absolutely no problem with his abuse of power.power. King Bob and Queen Alice become an evil RulingCouple.



** "Yes, that's Queen Marianne. She's evil."

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** "Yes, that's Queen Marianne.Alice. She's evil."



** Alternately, she isn't quite as evil in comparison to your typical ruler of the period / locale, but she gets a bad reputation precisely because society is sexist and she's a woman--things that a male king could get away with are considered "atrocities" when she commits them because women are supposed to be gentle.

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** Alternately, she isn't quite as evil in comparison to your typical ruler of the period / locale, periodlocale, but she gets a bad reputation precisely because society is sexist and she's a woman--things that a male king could get away with are considered "atrocities" when she commits them because women are supposed to be gentle.
26th Jun '14 1:48:01 PM VPhantom
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* '''Exploited''': In an attempt to halve the competition, a group of misogynists {{aristocrats|AreEvil}} (who are among those eligible to take up the throne) use the queen's tyrannical reign to justify why women should not be allowed to rule.

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* '''Exploited''': In an attempt to halve the competition, a group of misogynists misogynist {{aristocrats|AreEvil}} (who are among those eligible to take up the throne) use the queen's tyrannical reign to justify why women should not be allowed to rule.
26th Jun '14 1:47:48 PM VPhantom
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* '''Exploited''':
** In an attempt to halve the competition, a group of misogynists (who are among those eligible to take up the king's throne) use the queen's tyranical reign to justify why women should not be allowed to rule.

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* '''Exploited''':
**
'''Exploited''': In an attempt to halve the competition, a group of misogynists {{aristocrats|AreEvil}} (who are among those eligible to take up the king's throne) use the queen's tyranical tyrannical reign to justify why women should not be allowed to rule.
26th Jun '14 9:22:06 AM VPhantom
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** Among all women, only wicked ones were audacious enough to want to rule the kingdom fr her selfish desire.



* GenderFlipped: An oppressive king.

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* GenderFlipped: '''GenderFlipped''': An oppressive king.
26th Jun '14 8:03:19 AM Kindle4Light
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* '''Downplayed''': The queen can be a bit hot-tempered and heavy-handed, yet she's a genuinely nice person when you get to know her and only acts for the greater good.

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* '''Downplayed''': '''Downplayed''':
**
The queen can be a bit hot-tempered and heavy-handed, yet she's a genuinely nice person when you get to know her and only acts for the greater good.good.
** As Hire travelled around the world, the queens he encountered were evil, with a few exceptions.
26th Jun '14 7:50:14 AM Kindle4Light
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** Among all women, only wicked ones were audacious enough to want to rule the kingdom fr her selfish desire.



* GenderFlipped: An oppressive king.



* '''Zig Zagged''': The queen IS wicked but does something noble, but only because it serves her ends as well.
* '''Averted''': There is no queen or the queen is not in power. Or, the queen is fairly reasonable, but not perfect.

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* '''Zig Zagged''': Zagged''':
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The queen IS wicked but does something noble, but only because it serves her ends as well.
** The queen has BlueAndOrangeMorality.
* '''Averted''': '''Averted''':
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There is no queen or the queen is not in power. Or, the queen is fairly reasonable, but not perfect.perfect.
** All rulers, kings or queens, are just as bad.



* '''Exploited''': A group of misogynists use the queen's tyranical reign to justify why women should not be allowed to rule.

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* '''Exploited''': A '''Exploited''':
** In an attempt to halve the competition, a
group of misogynists (who are among those eligible to take up the king's throne) use the queen's tyranical reign to justify why women should not be allowed to rule.



** A system is set up so that women are fairly, but just as strictly, evaluated before deciding who gets to rule the country.



** A misogynist states "She's a woman in power of course she's evil!" about the queen.

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** A misogynist StrawMisogynist states "She's a woman in power of course she's evil!" about the queen.



* '''Reconstructed''': The queen's wickedness is part of the Machiavellian MagnificentBastard traits that got her to the throne in the first place, given that it's a male-dominated medieval setting. A nicer woman would never have made it.

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* '''Reconstructed''': '''Reconstructed''':
**
The queen's wickedness is part of the Machiavellian MagnificentBastard traits that got her to the throne in the first place, given that it's a male-dominated medieval setting. A nicer woman would never have made it.it.
** Or even in a society with gender equality, only a few women would prefer ruling the country, only to get ousted by that wicked woman, together with the rest of the men.
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