->'''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.

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



[[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]]'', 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]] 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}}.

[[folder: Comic Strips]]
* Gina from ''ComicStrip/BigNate''

[[folder: Film]]
* When Elle gets to Harvard Law in ''Film/LegallyBlonde'' she faces this horrible preppy girl, Vivian Kensington, 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 be involved in nothing else.
* 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]].

[[folder: Literature ]]
* Ethel Hallow of ''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).

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''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.
** Kathleen in ''Series/DegrassiJuniorHigh''.
* The first time that Rory meets Paris Geller at Chilton Academy in ''Series/GilmoreGirls'', 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."
* Corrine Baxter of ''Series/StrangeDaysAtBlakeHolseyHigh'' has a very strong competitive streak.
* ''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.
* Topanga from ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld''. She even counted up her As for the year, and insisted that her final assignment get an A, even though it wasn't for the grade, just to ensure valedictorian over Minkus.
** Despite being happily married, a mother of two, and a successful attorney on ''GirlMeetsWorld'', when she's reunited with her former English teacher, she insists he change an A- he once gave her.
* Taylor Townsend from Series/TheOC was this at first.
* Shelley Weaver, Lindsay's mathlete rival on ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks'' is definitely one of these, complete with prim and proper attitude and patronizing comments.
* Evelyn from ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide''.
** And to a lesser extent, Lance Widget
* Annie Kim from ''Series/{{Community}}'' is one towards Annie Edison
* Mindy from ''Series/DrakeAndJosh''.
* Alex Dunphy of "Series/ModernFamily" is a stereotypical Alpha Academic, often fretting before examinations and sacrificing social activities to study.
* Downplayed with Libby of ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' but still present. She's not a ditz like the typical AlphaBitch - and there are a couple of instances where she brags about getting higher grades than Sabrina.
* The TV series of ''Literature/TheWorstWitch'' mentioned above 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 Game ]]
* 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.

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

[[folder: Western Animation]]
* Cindy Vortex from ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius''.
* Kendall Perkins in ''WesternAnimation/KickButtowskiSuburbanDaredevil''.
* Lisa Simpson on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' 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'' had one in 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.
* Courtney from ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland'', [[{{Flanderization}} moreso as the franchise went on.]]
* Played with in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls''. Sunset Shimmer is a ShadowArchetype to Twilight Sparkle. A former student of Princess Celestia who underwent a FaceHeelTurn and sought to use her powers for evil. But she behaves more like a traditional AlphaBitch and her love of knowledge isn't as prominent until the third movie in the series (where she has undergone a HeelFaceTurn).