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->'''Weiss:''' I was thinking we could be on the team together.\\
'''Pyrrha:''' Well, that sounds grand!\\
'''Weiss:''' Great! ''[turns around with smirk and clasping hands, monologuing to self]'' This will be perfect! The smartest girl in class combined with the strongest girl in class! Together we will be unstoppable! I can see it now! We'll be popular! We'll be celebrities! We'll get perfect grades! Nothing could come between us now!
-->-- ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''

Similar to the ClassRepresentative in her concern for anything school related and like the AlphaBitch in how ambitious she is. This character is aggressive in her academic superiority. She will act like she's in charge and decide who gets to do what. She's no shy {{Bookworm}}. This can be a male character but for some reason, probably because both MenAreUncultured and HigherEducationIsForWomen, you can expect a female in the role.

They'll be found in a show that has a private school or a large cast as the one who will fight to be the best but is somehow still popular. The natural StudentCouncilPresident but not necessarily the only one. Unlike a regular AlphaBitch she is rarely glamorous and much more likely to be a friend sooner or later like the LovableAlphaBitch. She can often be the BetaBitch.

The academic subtrope of ThePerfectionist and AlphaBitch. Compare to InsufferableGenius. Compare also with GoGetterGirl.

The polar opposite is the KindheartedSimpleton. Also contrast GentlemanAndAScholar.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In ''Manga/KareKano'', Yukino Miyazawa starts as this. She aspires to be the #1 in her class and is not pleased with Arima steals her top spot, along with the admiration she feels should be hers. Later, however, Yukino becomes a BrokenAce: when she relaxes and then she and Arima start dating, it turns out she was so focused on being this that she can barely interact with other people.
* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'': Ami Mizuno/Sailor Mercury, of all people, once showed tendencies of this in the Exam Battles specials: upon discovering that a mysterious boy named Mercurius had her same scores in all tests, she started going mad and trying to understand how it was possible, and when she accidentally mistook an hostile [[MonsterOfTheWeek Genius Loci]] for him she gleefully attacked the enemy, content of having an excuse. [[DeadpanSnarker Minako Aino/Sailor Venus]] promptly [[LampshadeHanging declared she'll stop studying for fear of being murdered by her]].
* Character-of-the-day Giselle from episode 9 of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''.
* StudentCouncilPresident Kiryuin Satsuki in ''Anime/KillLaKill'' takes this trope to the logical extreme; she runs the school like a SocialDarwinist totalitarian autocracy.
* ''Anime/HighSchoolOfTheDead'': Prior to [[ZombieApocalypse the outbreak]], Saya was the smartest girl at Fujimi Highschool - and ''[[MrExposition it shows]]''. Her nigh-encyclopaedic intellect and analytical ability has enabled her to quickly and accurately assess a situation on repeat occasions, which has saved Takashi and the others several times. But (in the anime) it's also made her [[InsufferableGenius almost unbearable]] at times, between lauding her intellectual superiority and being a major {{Tsundere}}.
* In ''Anime/LittleWitchAcademia,'' Diana Cavendish. She's well-known for being the best student in the WizardingSchool and sees magic as a noble art, in contrast to Akko, who wants it to be fun. She has some HiddenDepths, though, and saves Akko at the end of the original short.
* B-ko (Biko) Daitokuji from ''Anime/ProjectAKo'', although a bit downplayed because her rivalry with SitcomArchnemesis A-ko tends to be more [[StuffBlowingUp physical]] than intellectual. She has all the hallmarks of a standard AlphaBitch (beautiful, rich, bratty, self-centered, head of the local GirlPosse she uses as flunkies) but doubles down by also being a top student with a genius-level intellect (she builds ''giant robots and advanced powersuits'' in her spare time, usually to take down A-ko).
* ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi'' has an elementary school version in Reika Tamaki. She's a very pretty, very booksmart, and '''very''' arrogant girl who is the ClassRepresentative of Doremi, Hazuki and Aiko's class and always rubs on everyone's faces how charming, cute, smart and powerful she is.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* Gina from ''ComicStrip/BigNate'' is this. The smartest girl in the school, she is one of Nate's arch-nemeses.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''Fanfic/{{Returning}}'' shows that Ravenclaw is plagued with them, and Rose comes close to becoming one.
* ''Fanfic/RickAndMortyNewDramaAdventures'': Courtney is shown to be the best academic in school, and she knows it. She takes her classes very seriously, but, as can be seen in Chapter 7 "Summertime", Courtney is very ambitious and takes it upon herself to solve her friend's problems by suggesting to Bridgette that [[spoiler:Rick be institutionalized or arrested to "protect the poor children".]]

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'': Played with. While Sunset Shimmer is a genius, having been a former student of [[PhysicalGod Princess Celestia]] who underwent a FaceHeelTurn and sought to use her powers for evil, she behaves more like a traditional AlphaBitch in the first movie. Her love of and thirst for knowledge isn't prominent until the third movie in the spin-off series, by which point she has already undergone a HeelFaceTurn.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* When Elle gets to Harvard Law in ''Film/LegallyBlonde'' she faces Vivian Kensington, a horrible preppy girl who tries to make her look bad in front of the professor. Vivian is a threat to Elle because she's a smart, serious, law student. Later, however, Vivian and Elle start interacting more, and become sort-of FireForgedFriends.
* Taylor [=McKessie=] of ''Film/HighSchoolMusical'' is the president of the science club at East High and a member of the school's national decathlon team. She wants Gabriella to join the team to beat their rivals in West High and does get involve to sabotage Gabriella's growing relationship with Troy to better get her in and keep the status. She does grow out of this when she realizes what a Jerkass move she pulled and becomes nicer.
* Overachieving high school student Tracy Flick is running unopposed for StudentCouncilPresident in ''Film/{{Election}}''.
* Harriet Bentley in ''Wild Child'' is a very good example, being the "head girl" of the school and making Poppy's life miserable. [[spoiler: She ends up being expelled when accidentally confessed that she was the responsible of a fire which Poppy was blamed]].
* ''Film/SchoolOfRock'': Summer is a mild example. She is obsessed with getting more gold stars than anyone else but just tries to get as many as possible for herself and never tries to sabotage anyone else.

* Ethel Hallow of ''Literature/TheWorstWitch''. The narration describes her as "one of those lucky people for whom everything always goes right". She excels at all her classes but continuously rubs it in everyone's face. The TV series emphasises this by giving her only one friend in Drucilla.
* Hermione Granger is this at first in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone''. She spends most of her first scenes bragging about all the spells she's read up on in advance, and showing off in class. She undergoes CharacterDevelopment and becomes friends with Harry and Ron pretty soon however. According to WordOfGod there was a character planned to fill this role in the fourth book: a Weasley cousin called Mafalda who would get sorted into Slytherin and become Hermione's academic rival. She was dropped due to her age limiting story potential; as there would be a three year difference between the girls, they would share no classes and have few opportunities to interact.
* ''Literature/HatingAlisonAshley'': Erica, the main character, is this. Probably the only smart student in her ill-famed school, she is an ambitious and extremely arrogant girl who believes herself superior to all her stupid classmates. When a rich and intelligent girl named [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter Alison]] is placed in her class, Erica starts hating and antagonizing her because she is jealous of how Alison outshines her academically (not just because she's rich) and is loved by all the teachers.
* In ''Literature/{{Speak}}'', the Marthas are a group of girls led by an AlphaBitch trio, Meg, Emily and Siobhan, who spend their time doing community service projects, but are very exclusive as to who they allow to join, look down on unpopular students and are harsh towards their junior members. It's hinted that the newer members are the ones doing most of the actual work--when it's time to decorate the ballroom for the senior prom, Meg, Emily and Siobhan delegate all the work to their juniors so they can get their nails painted and teeth whitened.
* Winifred from ''Literature/BalletShoes'' is this from a performing perspective. She's the best all-round student the academy has and is used to getting all the lead roles because of it. As such, she is ''not'' happy when she suddenly starts having to compete with the slightly more charismatic (and definitely more beautiful) Pauline Fossil. In the 2007 film when Pauline gets cast as Alice, Winifred throws a tantrum and screams that the casting has "nothing whatsoever to do with talent!"

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/ThirteenReasonsWhy'' has two particularly unlikable examples:
** Marcus Cole. He vies for school valedictorian, mentions his grades, Ivy League aspirations, or student body presidency in practically every scene he's in. He wants everyone to think he's TheAce (even if he's a jerk who treats girls horribly), thinks the world will end if he doesn't get to Harvard, and is willing to resort to very underhanded and cruel actions to protect his reputation, even framing people for serious crimes.
** Courtney Crimsen. She's focused on academics, popular, and organizes many events in school. On the exterior, she seems to be a sweet GoGetterGirl but, like Marcus, is actually a selfish BitchInSheepsClothing who willingly harms others to protect her reputation. She even pulls some typical AlphaBitch moves like starting rumors and excluding people.
* ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'': Topanga counted up her 'A's for the year, and insisted that her final assignment get an A, even though it wasn't for the grade, just to ensure valedictorian status over Minkus. In ''Series/GirlMeetsWorld'', despite being happily married, a mother of two kids, and a successful attorney, when she's reunited with her former English teacher, she insists he changes an A- he once gave her.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' reveals that the stereotypical AlphaBitch Cordelia Chase scores well on standardised tests as a gag. She also did well enough academically to get into top schools.
--> "What? I can't have [[HiddenDepths layers]]?"
* ''Series/{{Community}}'': Annie Kim, an intensely competitive student who develops a rivalry with Annie Edison.
* ''Series/{{Degrassi}}'':
** Season one has Ashley Kerwin who is popular and is glad for her unchallenged status for StudentCouncilPresident.
** Seasons 5 has Liberty Van Zandt who becomes StudentCouncilPresident and then fights to be valedictorian.
** Holly J. Sinclair becomes StudentCouncilPresident in season nine so she could do things her way.
** The "mean girl" from the original series ''Series/DegrassiJuniorHigh'', Kathleen, is one of the smartest ''and'' most obnoxious students. Among other things, she drives a science fair judge crazy by reciting every stack of facts she knows, never giving her partner a chance to talk, and is shocked when that doesn't earn her first prize. She also serves as a foil to Caitlin (the other overachieving GoGetterGirl) who can't stand Kathleen's {{Jerkass}} attitude.
* ''Series/DrakeAndJosh'': Mindy, an intelligent and boastful girl in the boys' class at school who is always trying to top her rival Josh. She eventually gets better from this, after she gets with Josh.
* ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks'': Shelley Weaver, Lindsay's mathlete rival, complete with prim and proper attitude and patronizing comments.
* ''Series/GilmoreGirls'': The first time that Rory meets Paris Geller at Chilton Academy, Paris tells her how she's going to be editor of the school paper and valedictorian, ending with, "You'll never catch up. You'll never beat me. This school is my domain and the Franklin is my domain. And don't you ever forget that." Rory does catch up, edging Paris out for valedictorian, and though Paris' personality retains its intensity, they become close friends.
* ''Series/HeadOfTheClass'': Alan Pinkard is none too pleased that others in the high IQ class do as well as he does, even better sometimes. And he was ''really'' pissed that [[ChildProdigy 11 year old Janice]] was in his high school - and more pissed that she left early to go to Harvard, which is where he wants to go. He and Darlene were neck-and-neck when it came time to declare a class valedictorian, but the school's powers that be decided to make another girl, TJ, valedictorian instead because of the challenges she'd had to overcome.
* ''Series/KenanAndKel'' has Janet, a smug brainy girl. is frequently at odds with the titular protagonists. One episode has her giving a brown-nosing book report that lasts for the entire class.
* ''Series/ModernFamily'': Alex Dunphy is a stereotypical Alpha Academic, often fretting before examinations and sacrificing social activities to study.
* ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'':
** Evelyn takes being the top student at Polk disturbingly seriously, to the extent that she'll physically injure you to get ahead.
** Male example in Lance Widget, a nerdy bully who never hesitates to insult the people he tutors.
* ''Series/TheOC'': Taylor Townsend is introduced as a competitive, power-grabbing overachiever who quickly assumed the Student Social Chair position after Marissa is expelled. With her early behavior especially towards Summer, she was a combination of ManipulativeBitch and GoGetterGirl (she gets better later on, when the ManipulativeBitch part is toned down).
* ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'': Libby is usually just the typical AlphaBitch cheerleader. However, there's an episode where Sabrina uses her magic to turn Libby into a nerd because she believed that it would teach her a lesson in humility and kindness. This ends up backfiring when Libby takes over the Science Club and starts bullying her old friends in the cheerleading squad. Libby also averts the ditziness usually associated with being the AlphaBitch, and does occasionally mock Sabrina when she gets better grades than her. One episode where Sabrina is forced to find out more about Libby has her discovering that she works harder to improve her math homework.
--> '''Quizmaster:''' You didn't know Libby was bad at math?\\
'''Sabrina:''' No, what surprises me is that she ''cares'' that she's bad at math.
* ''Series/StrangeDaysAtBlakeHolseyHigh'': Corrine Baxter has a very strong competitive streak.
* ''Literature/TheWorstWitch'': The TV series adds an original character, Deirdre Swoop from the rival Pentangles Academy. She's the prize student and helps the school win numerous competitions, which she doesn't fail to rub everyone else's noses in. Fortunately, she mellows out by the time she appears in the spin-off ''Weirdsister College'' - and becomes a teacher at Cackle's later in her life.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* The head of the popular clique in ''VideoGame/OurDarkerPurpose'', Regan, a master of both social manipulation and dark magics. (Although only the latter is actually seen.)
* Kameo from VisualNovel/TrueLoveJunaiMonogatari is a RareMaleExample, always bragging about his academic accoplishments. He's also a bit of a CloudCuckooLander at times, though.
* Subverted by [[StudentcouncilPresident Makoto]] [[WellDoneSonGuy Nijima]] from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'', who ''isn't'' one but is mistakenly believed to be (which includes the Protagonist and his companion Ann Takamaki). For example, the Protagonist can hear some girls gossiping about how she knew what [[SadistTeacher Kamoshida]] was doing but hid it because she's only pretending to care about the student body. (The truth is that she was ''furious'' and [[ItsAllMyFault blamed herself]] for him being unpunished for so long, but felt she didn't have the power to do anything.)

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* Weiss Schnee from ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', who is one of the protagonists. She is also a LovableAlphaBitch.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'': Cindy Vortex is a popular, athletic and intelligent girl, but she has a mean streak quite big and does not like Jimmy for having usurped her position as smartest kid.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Braceface}}'': Nina Harper is the most popular girl in her grade at her and Sharon Spitz's school, but completely averts PopularIsDumb in that she's a straight-A student, being particularly gifted in the subjects of math and science. Given how intimidating Nina can be (even some of her teachers appear to be scared of her!), no-one would dare to call her "nerdy"!
* ''WesternAnimation/KickButtowskiSuburbanDaredevil'': Kendall Perkins, straight A student and class president, tends to be bossy and dismissive towards other people.
* ''WesternAnimation/PepperAnn'': PA's rival Alice Kane - an arrogant overachiever who always wins the science fair and rubs her accomplishments in PA's face.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Lisa prides herself on her intelligence and always coming top of the class with straight 'A's. One episode has her world collapsing when she [[TheBGrade gets her very first B]]; another deals with an even brighter girl joining her class and Lisa's utter ''jealousy'' of her, and another when she skipped a grade and was no longer the big fish in a small pond.
* ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'': Madelyne Spaulding, a stuck-up "Little Miss Perfect" type who tried running for class president but failed to gain enough supporters to get on the ballot. Her latent abilities as a Bang Baby then manifested, which allowed her to [[MindControl control people like puppets, or "brain puppets"]], and be able [[MindProbe to read minds]]. She couldn't control Static's mind because of his electrical abilities, but she was able to enter his mind and learn his secret identity. Madelyne then used her powers to try and take over Dakota so she would definitely become student council president.
* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' has Courtney, a stuck-up perfectionist overachiever whose motto is "If you can't come in first don't come in at all." [[TookALevelInJerkass She gets worse as the series goes on.]]