->''I'm so, so sick\\
Can't handle it?\\
Yeah I talk shit\\
Just deal with it''
-->--'''Music/{{Pink}}''', "Cuz I Can"

Sometimes writers love to tease us a little with who's nice and who's not so nice in the story. Not this time, though.

The character enters the scene and she's clearly trouble. Tall, slender, [[RichBitch regal bearing, pretentious walk, looking down on every one,]] [[FemmeFatalons long nails]] and pulls out icy, cutting sarcasm the minute she opens her mouth... That's right, we have a ''Bitch Alert'' and it's so blatant you could actually have this caption blinking on the screen/panel as soon as she appears.

Usually applies to the AlphaBitch, RichBitch, FemmeFatale and many other types of villainesses.

This is a very obvious type of EstablishingCharacterMoment.

Never applies to the BitchInSheepsClothing, since this one isn't hiding her bitchiness behind a sweet, welcoming face. ''Au contraire'', she is rather pretty upfront and direct about it.

Compare MakeWayForThePrincess, for the typical HighSchool variation.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In InuXBokuSS, Ririchiyo acts this way to every new person she meets.
* [[NationsAsPeople Belarus]] from ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' is every bit as AxCrazy, pushy, {{sadist}}ic, [[{{Yandere}} possessive]] and prone to [[PsychopathicManchild childlike fits]] as her [[BigBrotherAttraction beloved brother]], Russia, if not moreso. The thing is, Russia is a {{manipulative| bastard}} CuteAndPsycho StepfordSmiler, while Belarus is [[PerpetualFrowner always scowling]], always says what vile things are on her mind, and threatens [[ShrinkingViolet little Latvia]] with a {{knife|Nut}} before she's even officially introduced! {{L|oveMartyr}}ithuania still [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter remains oblivious]] though. Even after she [[{{Fingore}} breaks his fingers]].
* Summer Polanski, the resident HateSink of ''Main/HollowFields'', makes her debut sucker punching [[StrangerInAStrangeSchool Lucy]] with an ExtendoBoxingGlove. This won't be the last time she [[KickTheDog torments Lucy]].

[[folder:Fan Fics]]
* Angie Fujioka in ''FanFic/PrettyCureMotherNature'' sets herself up as quite a bitch (and Chiyo [[WitchWithACapitalB acknowledges it]]) in her very first scene.

* ''SeventeenAgain'' has Naomi, Scarlett's best friend. Stays quite nasty.
* Brian's scumbag [[EducationMama mother]] from ''TheBreakfastClub'' has only two lines and establishes herself as this so it comes as no surprise when we find out later on how bad his home life is.
* The trio of Heather, Bridget and Kelly in ''TheFinal''. They're established as very nasty from their first dialogue not even interacting with anyone. Then they act mean towards Emily. However it gets turned on its head when Emily becomes the real villain and Bridget turns out to be not so bad.
* The Trope Namer is ''{{Heartbreakers}}'' when Max as "Olga" meets Tensy's housekeeper and says the line. The housekeeper does indeed become quite the problem for the women and they have to [[spoiler:plant Tensy's jewels and cigarettes on her to get her fired]].
* ''Film/LegallyBlonde'' gives us Enid Wexlin, who at least gets put in her place.
* Holy hell, Dizzy from ''Film/StarshipTroopers''. It's not until halfway through the film that she actually does something un-bitchy.
* [[AlphaBitch Taylor Fisher]] in ''Film/{{Detention}}'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSrGDSONXUk introduces herself]] with the following line:
-->"I'm Taylor Fisher. And I'm a bitch. [[FunWithAcronyms Beauty, intelligence, talent, charisma, and Hoobastank.]] [[DefensiveWhat What? They're good.]]"
** Fortunately, [[AndThereWasMuchRejoicing we only have to put up with her]] [[AssholeVictim for five more minutes after that]].
* The GirlPossee from ''Film/Jawbreaker'' gets this introduction. Played straight, as the original TokenGoodTeammate, Liz, breaks formation to help poor stomped-over [[ShrinkingViolet Fern]], [[CuteClumsyGirl who dropped her books]].

* Lavinia from ''Literature/ALittlePrincess''.
* Most of the girls in [[{{Carrie}} Carrie White]]'s class, given that our first impression of them is seeing them throwing tampons at Carrie in the school showers while she's having her period. Only [[AlphaBitch Chris]] is truly nasty, though -- Sue in particular spends the rest of the story [[TheAtoner trying to make up for what she did]].
* Sandpaw's first appearance in the ''Literature/WarriorCats'' series. She snarls that Firepaw smells revolting, and then makes a comment about how he's a kittypet.
* Elizabeth Elliot is a completely rude, pushy bitch who treats Jack Ryan with total hostility in her first appearance in the Creator/TomClancy book ''Literature/ClearAndPresentDanger''. In fact, in the followup book (for those who didn't see her the first time) she gets a similar moment.
* There's no doubting what kind of person AmoralAttorney Judy Sherman is in ''Literature/YearZero''.
* Kolkhis's entry to the Stag and Candles in ''[[Literature/DoctrineOfLabyrinths The Virtu]]''. Dressed as a lady, tall, slender, [[EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette pale]], and utterly cold. First question out of her mouth: "Is it true you're sleeping with him?" And it just gets worse from there.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Cordelia Chase with her "softer side of Sears" comment in the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' pilot.
** A {{subversion}} as her very ''first'' scene is to helpfully share a text-book with Buffy, befriend her in the hall, and ''then'' make the bitchy comment to Willow as Buffy's smile fades.
** This trope also applies to Buffy's psychology professor, who introduces herself as "the evil bitch-monster of death."
* Cordelia's carried over to ''Series/{{Angel}}'' once, though in more of a good way. "Room W/a Vu", when Cordelia finally stands up to the evil ghost of Dennis's mom.
-->'''Cordelia''': Here's what you're going to do. You're going to pack your little ghost bags and get your wrinkly, translucent ass out of MY HOUSE! 'Cause the bitch is back!
* Every time Morgana entered a room in series three of ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' you could almost hear the alarm bells go off. Ironic in a way, considering her role was also an inversion of BitchInSheepsClothing: despite the evil smirk, no one ever noticed that she was plotting their deaths right under their noses.
%% (* C.C. Babcock from ''Series/TheNanny''.) Needs context
* Happens a lot on Reality TV. For example, Ivy Higa, on eighth season of ''Series/ProjectRunway'', declared from the get-go that the show should be called "Project Ivy". The editors clearly signaled this as a Bitch Alert. She proceeded to act as in a particularly bitchy fashion, even by the show's standards. She also never won a challenge.
%% (* Libby in ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch''.) Needs context
* Quite a few characters on ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', notably Dr Miller. Special mention, though, has to go to Nina the Malpractice Attorney whose first scene involves [[TheDreaded hospital-wide panic at the mere thought of her arrival]]. Not long afterwards, she's given a musical number where she dances down the hallway of the hospital literally and viciously busting the balls of every male unlucky enough to be in her eyeline. She does so while smiling. She actually becomes one of the main characters' girlfriend, but remains a massive bitch throughout the (short) relationship.

* Meredith Brooks' OneHitWonder "Bitch" states this plainly.

* Katisha's melodramatic entrance in ''Theatre/TheMikado''[='s=] act one finale:
-->'''Katisha''': Your revels cease! Assist me, all of you!\\
'''Chorus''': Why who is this whose evil eyes\\
Rain blight on our festivities?\\
'''Katisha''': I claim my perjured lover, Nanki-Poo!
* ''Theatre/LaBoheme'' has Musetta's fancy-dress entrance in the middle of Act II, with her dragging along her human lapdog Alcindoro and doing everything she can to get Marcello's attention.
-->'''Marcello''': Bring me a glass of poison! It's ''her!''
* ''Theatre/FiddlerOnTheRoof'' has Fruma-Sarah's entrance in the DreamSequence, which according to WordOfGod is a homage to Katisha's entrance. Being a ghost doesn't make her any less haughty.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Nina Williams from the ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' series. Her ending (when we first get a sense of her character) has her stealing one of her sister's shoes and slapping her in the face when the sister gets upset about it. Wow.

* ''{{Webcomic/Tripp}}'' visualizes Delia with snakes for hair when he meets her for the first time.
* ''{{Webcomic/WooHoo}}'' Subverted: Amy's first appearance is basically this, with glowing-evil eyes and all, but she turns out to be one of the more helpful characters.


[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''WebVideo/TheHire: Star'', has the [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Driver]] describing The Star's "galaxy of talents", while we are treated to a closeup of her glove-bound hands, her sunglasses, and part of her face. If it wasn't clear from that, the Driver ''then'' goes on to explain that she is a "[[CountryMatters cu-"]]''[[CurseCutShort "CAAAAAAAAARL!!!"]]''
* Mai Valentine's first conversation with Yugi in ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' prompts Tea to appear behind him and proclaim "Back off, bitch, he's mine!" with a VoiceOfTheLegion.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' series.
** Heather gives a DeathGlare upon arriving at Camp Wawanakwa.
** In ''Pahkitew Island'', how Amy treats her twin sister Samey in the ''first 5 minutes'' of the first episode of that season firmly establishes her as the bitch of the 3rd generation cast.
* When we first see Princess Cadance in WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic, her vicious glare that only Twilight could see is a surefire sign that she's bad news. [[spoiler:And that she [[ShapeShifter isn't really Cadance.]]]]
* The first episode of Book Two of ''AvatarTheLastAirbender'' is an episode-long bitch alert for [[HeroKiller Princess Azula]]. She threatens injury or death to no fewer than three people over the course of a single episode, and is fantastically, unrepentantly, deliciously malevolent about it.