She Is the King
is when a woman reigns under a masculine title.
There are two (possibly three) varieties.
- When the ruler in question is a Sweet Polly Oliver--that is, a woman disguised as a man.
- When the ruler is openly a woman, but still has a masculine title.
The third variety, probably a seperate trope, is when a woman has a gender-neutral title. For example, "King" (at least in the real world) usually means a male ruler, but there have been female kings before. However, the "ruler" of the United States of America is "President", regardless of gender.
- Christina, King of Sweden
- Jadwiga of Anjou, King of Poland