She Is The King


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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.

Examples:

Real Life
  • Christina, King of Sweden
  • Jadwiga of Anjou, King of Poland

Literature
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