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->''"I take it as a rule of nature that all American high schools are ruled by a pack of snobs, led by a supremely confident young woman who is blonde, superficial, catty, and ripe for public humiliation. This character is followed by two friends who worship her, and are a little bit shorter".''
-->-- '''Creator/RogerEbert''', review of ''{{Sleepover}}''

Take your typical setting involving teenagers -- say, a HighSchool -- wait an establishing scene or two or three, and there she is. See that [[EvilIsSexy attractive]] [[BlondesAreEvil blonde]] [[TheCheerleader cheerleader]] looking down her nose ([[StatuesqueStunner often literally]]) and sneering at the [[HollywoodHomely frumpy girl]] [[{{Meganekko}} in glasses]]? That's her.

The {{Card Carrying Villain}}ess of many a TeenDrama, the AlphaBitch is the DistaffCounterpart to the JerkJock, and usually his girlfriend; what he does with his fists, she does with a sharp tongue and sharper [[ManipulativeBitch manipulation]]. Despite being a [[PopularIsDumb not-too-bright]], [[JerkAss unpleasant, bullying, and mean-spirited excuse for a human]], she will still be [[VillainWithGoodPublicity the most popular girl in school]], surrounded by a fawning GirlPosse who suck up to her and act as her faithful minions. Usually, she will have a ZeroPercentApprovalRating, but even that won't be enough to stop her. She's very likely to be a {{Narcissist}}.

She's also usually the scion of a [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney wealthy]] and [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections influential]] family, the star of the school or head sister of the influential college sorority house, thus providing her a network of local celebrity, influence and wealth to exploit. She is often adept at [[BitchInSheepsClothing putting on a friendly facade]], the better to lull the unwary into letting their defenses down. She's also [[EvilIsSexy quite the seductress]], and consequently, all the [[AllGuysWantCheerleaders boys]] fight amongst themselves -- sometimes literally -- to be her [[HenpeckedHusband oppressed boyfriend]]. All this leaves her with the belief that she can [[KarmaHoudini do whatever she likes without consequences]]. Unfortunately, she's often right; the PowersThatBe are not immune to her family's wealth, connections, and influence, and they can and will be corrupted or coerced into [[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem overlooking her bad behavior]].

Her natural enemy is the CoolLoser heroine. Whenever their eternal, [[GreenEyedMonster jealousy-fueled]] struggle over possessions, boyfriends, and status is sparked anew, quarter will neither be asked for nor given.

Usually the Veronica in a BettyAndVeronica situation, if she's even presented as a love interest at all. Unlikely to be a FilleFatale; she's too outwardly mean for that. Frequently on the Snob end of SlobsVersusSnobs. ItsACostumePartyISwear, the PrankDate, and the PartySchedulingGambit are just some of the many nasty tricks she plays. Often receives her comeuppance at the hands of a member of her own GirlPosse in a BackstabbingTheAlphaBitch moment. Normally joined by a BetaBitch who assists her in her various cruel deeds.

Contrast with SpoiledSweet, where a girl is made out to be the Alpha Bitch, but is instead quite a sweetheart. Compare and Contrast with LovableAlphaBitch who is [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold this trope with a heart of gold]]. This trope is probably so common [[TruthInTelevision because everyone who wasn't homeschooled knew someone like this... or was one]].

If she's not the cheerleader type with the fake smile, but is the unglamorous girl who will fight to be the best in her class, she's the AcademicAlphaBitch. Though [[AlwaysFemale almost always a she]], rare male Alpha Bitches (called Alpha Brats) do exist, but they're just that - rare. They're distinct from the JerkJock in that they're mainly catty and manipulative, rather than physically threatening.

Not to be confused with the ''Prison'' Alpha Bitch, found exclusively in [[GirlsBehindBars women's jail]], whose methods of bullying are much more brutal and whose goal isn't social status but outright dominance.

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