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->'''Beautiful Gorgeous:''' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7_0aoc57uI Nyaaah, hah hah hah hah! Hah, hah, hah, haha, ha, hyaah!]]
->'''Sheen:''' [[LampshadeHanging That laugh could get annoying...]]
->-- ''WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutron''

A stereotyped laugh used by women from [[BlueBlood aristocratic]] Japanese or pseudo-Japanese families, usually written "ホホホ" or "ほほほ" (ho ho ho), or sometimes "お~~ほほほ" (o~hohoho) representing a high-pitched, somewhat artificial form of refined feminine laughter (rather than the belly-laugh "ho ho ho" represents in English). Typically associated with TheOjou character type, or haughty, stuck-up women.

These characters are most likely to exhibit this laugh in moments of arrogance or when contemplating how they'll humiliate their enemies. They frequently will pose holding a straightened palm vertically to the side of or below their mouth, or holding a fan over their mouths. This comes from the custom that refined Japanese women don't expose their mouths while laughing.

No matter what, the Noblewoman's Laugh is almost always [[BitchAlert the mark of]] a [[RichBitch bitch]].

Male villains may also laugh this way, particularly if they're similarly prim or aristocratic or if they're effeminate (so expect to hear it from the WickedCultured man or the SissyVillain).

Compare EvilLaugh, LaughingMad, and AnnoyingLaugh.

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!!Examples:

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[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]
* Yuri from ''Anime/AngelBeats'' does it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aduSGRn_sG0&feature=related at least]][[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ff5coI6PqM0&feature=related twice in the anime]]. Complete with hand near mouth. The other person talking to her over the walkie even [[LampshadeHanging asks if she's the villain for doing such a laugh.]]
* Happens on occasion in ''LoneWolfAndCub''. Owing to the nature of the subject matter, many of the laughing noblewomen in question are scheming, heartless women whose ultimate fate is often preceded by "ASSASSIN, Lone Wolf and Cub! I TAKE YOUR LIFE!"
** ''LadySnowblood'' from the same author has Oyuki laugh this way once. Just once.
* Ayeka in ''TenchiMuyo''.
* Kodachi in ''RanmaOneHalf''. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nc3bc_8_m8 Even when singing.]]
** In severe bouts of deliberate haughtiness, female Ranma. Complete with a bent-wrist-to-cover-the mouth pose.
* The Red Queen in ''Manga/MiyukiChanInWonderland''.
* Princess Vina in ''DragonHalf''.
* Nanami from ''RevolutionaryGirlUtena''.
* Renge from ''OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' ([[http://youtube.com/watch?v=0AuFgZT4O-I Here's the Japanese version]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjeIUARpuUE and the English version]].)
* Naga from ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' [[{{OVA}} OVAs]] and movies is likely the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffiiYPg5qSc most powerful example]] of this, perhaps because of the sheer [[CuteButCacophonic volume]] of it; her '''Noblewoman's Laugh''' has been known to scare small animals and old ladies. When she was cloned, the simultaneous laughter of a dozen Nagas was all it took to destroy the villain of the piece.
** Naga's laugh is apparently so destructive that it's used as her ultimate attack in the ''MagicalBattleArena'' doujin game. That's right, it's on the same level as Dragon Slave and [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Starlight Breaker]].
*** BrownNote power to the max!
*** Not only that, when all characters are charging their stamina in the game (a bar of energy that is used whenever a character dashes or double dashes), the character is seen focusing on their inner strength for the bar to fill up. Naga ''laughs''. Yep, not only is a BrownNote, but it is also able to recover her enegy!
** In one of the final episodes of ''Slayers Try'' (the Japanese version), Lina does her '''Noblewoman's Laugh''', to which Amelia says, "Miss Lina, I don't like that kind of laugh!" This is one of the hints which suggests that [[spoiler:Amelia and Naga are sisters.]]
** This is also used as [[spoiler: one of the clues as to Nama's ([[TheUnreveal unrevealed]]) identity in ''Evolution-R''.]]
* Suiseiseki, TheOjou in ''RozenMaiden'', does a "hee hee hee" version of this while playing the Wicked Queen in Snow White, and after the apple is bitten, breaks into the full "OH-ho-ho-ho!"
* Grandis in ''NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater''.
* Sumire in ''[[SakuraTaisen Sakura Wars]]''.
* Carerra Marker in ''{{Karin}}''.
* Koyori Kokubunji in ''Nurse Witch Komugi''.
* Done by Ritsu in ''KOn'' when she flaunts her high grades in an exam that Yui failed spectacularly. She only stops when Mio says that she passed because she begged for her help in the exam's eve.
* Konata periodically uses the Noblewoman's Laugh in Episode 7 of ''Anime/LuckyStar'', as part of a set of {{Shout Out}}s to ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru''.
** Yui also does it when asked to demonstrate her shooting skills.
* Ayaka Yukihiro from ''MahouSenseiNegima''.
* LampshadeHanging of it in ''MagicKnightRayearth''. Lady Aska says it's therapeutic, and she [[LaughWithMe encourages Sanyun and Chang And to join in]], although the latter just makes it sound weird.
* Katherine [=McDowell=] of ''LightNovel/KazeNoStigma'' does this, along with just about every other noblewoman cliche.
* Eva from ''Anime/{{Monster}}'' does this, to the point where strong men of all moral and character alignments flinch at the sound.
* The Triplets of ''ToukaGettan'' do this, especially when exiting. There's nothing quite like hearing three noblewomen's laughs at the same time.
* Green Esmeraude (Shown above) from ''Manga/SailorMoon'' does this ''a lot''. Lampshaded on one occasion in which her evil "co-worker" Saphir tells her she's being too loud.
** On ONE occasion?? Lampshading it is practically a RunningGag!
** Zoisite in the American dub (but not the original) also definitely qualifies for this.
*** And even more so in WebVideo/SailorMoonAbridged.
*** That's to be expected, they do have [[HeyItsThatVoice the same voice actress]], after all.
* Reika Tamaki from ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi''.
** Her cousin Erika does it as well. Considering she looks ''exactly like Reika'', this is no surprise.
** Lucca has a similar laugh, though whether this is from attempted womanliness or her mad scientist ways is uncertain.
* ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'':
** [[spoiler:Lutecia]] when she first appeared in ''[=ViVid=]''. [[spoiler:Yes, ''that'' [[EmotionlessGirl Lutecia]]. Amazing what a few years away from a MadScientist while being properly raised by her mother can do to a TykeBomb DarkMagicalGirl]].
** ''VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable: The Battle of Aces'' gives us Hayate's EvilTwin Material-D who does this a few times, most obviously when she connects with a CounterAttack.
* Yamabuki Saaya in ''ShugoChara''. She has a CrowningMomentOfAwesome when she COPIES AMU'S TRANSFORMATIONS. Especially being as she's a bit ''ThoseTwoGuys''ish, only appearing occasionally.
* Hikaru from ''Manga/HimechanNoRibon'' does this after she tells Hime-chan that Daichi likes her romantically.
* Sumi from ''{{Moetan}}''.
* Jessie of the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime, usually when getting away with a theft. Oddly enough, however, James is the wealthy one, not Jessie.
** Yes, his ''wealth'' is the reason why it's strange that [[MasculineGirlFeminineBoy James]] doesn't laugh like this.
** A one-shot opponent of Ash's in the Pokémon League tournament - Jeanette Fisher, a girl rich enough to have an entire cheer section also had this laugh while thrashing Ash with a [[WaifFu Bellsprout]].
** [[PokemonSpecial Blue]] exhibits one whenever Green makes his "noisy woman" comment.
* Bizarrely enough, [[TeamMom Mamori Anezaki]] of ''{{Eyeshield 21}}'' does this during the field day mini-arc--although, she was deliberately acting as deviant as possible in order to facilitate one of [[TricksterArchetype Hiruma's]] notorious plots.
** Yukimitsu also dreads the day his mother lets one of these loose.
* Mayune from ''{{Pretear}}'', occasionally.
* Miya from ''KoiKoi7'', in one of the more annoying versions of this trope.
* Mega in ''TransformersSuperGodMasterforce'' laughs like this.
* ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' had Meilin Li, [[SpellMyNamewithAnS Shaoran/Xiaolang/Syaoran's]] [[ClingyJealousGirl clingy, jealous]] [[UnluckyChildhoodFriend childhood friend]]. Whenever she'd talk to Sakura...especially early on in her appearances...she would almost ''always'' end with a kid-sized version of this laugh. And when cast as the villainess in the ShowWithinAShow, one asks "Did somebody order a '''LargeHam?!'''"
** Although she is a very nice, polite girl, Tomoyo is prone to this. Although she uses this almost for pure comedic effect.
* Jura in ''{{Vandread}}'' when plotting on how to lure Hibiki into, er, merging the Van-type with her Dread fighter ([[BlatantLies No innuendo, honest]]).
* Iono from ''IonoTheFanatics'' has a laugh [[SayItWithHearts that ends with a little heart]].
* Even as a kid, Luna of ''SetoNoHanayome'' was working a [[http://www.onemanga.com/Seto_no_Hanayome/12/02/ particularly deranged version]].
* Elle in ''AoiHouse''.
* Akiko in ''Anime/AllPurposeCulturalCatGirlNukuNuku''.
* Yuuko from ''Manga/XxxHOLiC'' is a renowned practitioner of this trope. She sometimes even goes as far as to whip up a fan out of nowhere for extra dramatic effect.
* Megumi from ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' does this with such passion, she even [[ImagineSpot sprouts fox ears and a tail]].
* [[TheMelancholyOfHaruhiSuzumiya Fang-tan]]. She is from a prominent family even if they are not royalty, so it technically counts. Subverted in that she's a NiceGirl; she'll just [[TheHyena laugh at anything]].
* ''Manga/{{Rinne}}'': Misora Utagawa, a ghost Rinne is trying to help pass on, does this when she admits that she was very popular when alive.
* Himeko/Princess does this in ''PowerpuffGirlsZ''. So does her sister, Miko/Duchess.
* ''IchinenseiNiNacchattara'': Miho, the RichBitch elementary schooler.
* B-Ko of ''[[ProjectAKo Project A-Ko]]'' has both the Noblewoman's Laugh and the [[EvilLaugh Mad Scientist's Laugh]] when introducing and designing her GiantMecha.
* Megumi from ''MutekiKanbanMusume'' does this whenever she thinks she has the upper hand over Miki.
* Parodied in the first ''YesPrettyCure5'' [[TheMovie movie]], where Urara, Komachi and Karen tried to make up their 'Princess' impression. Rin then butts in and say it sounds weird on Karen, because she thinks Karen [[ObaSan looks more like a queen than a princess]], much to Karen's annoyance.
* In an early episode of ''EurekaSeven'', after she overhears Renton self-narrating an embarrassing admission of his feelings for Eureka, Talho walks around the [[CoolShip Gekko-go]] doing a Noblewoman's Laugh as he follows her pleading with her not to tell anyone. [[spoiler:Unbeknownst to Renton, everyone's already aware of his crush on Eureka, so Talho's just screwing with him, making this a particularly effective example.]]
* Karna from ''{{Niea7}}'' indulges in this from time to time.
* Koshiro Miya of ''YumeiroPatissiere''.
* Dorothy and Yakko from ''AkazukinChacha''.
* Frieza from ''Manga/DragonBall Z'' has a laugh that fits (in both the original Japanese and the English dub) which, when combined with his general politeness and his tendency to use feminine pronouns in Japanese, is meant to make "him" sound disturbingly like an actual noblewoman.
* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'': Tomo (yes, [[{{Jerkass}} that]] [[GenkiGirl Tomo]]) occasionally does this, as does Yomi.
* Takane Hiroin from ''Manga/FutabaKunChange'' has a particularly maniacal laugh, especially in her alternate identity as the Queen of Darkness.
* Tesla Gauss of [[MegamanNTWarrior Rockman.EXE Stream]].
* This is performed with surprising skill by Tatsukichi of LightNovel/{{MM}}!, despite the fact that Tatsukichi is a crossdresser.
* In ''{{Orphen}} Revenge'', in the dancing contest episode, there's a whats-her-name female character prone to Noblewoman's Laughing.
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/To_Love-RU_laugh_1215.jpg Saki]] in ''ToLoveRu''
* Pinako from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' apparently used to do this as a young woman.
* Greta from ''Anime/ALittleSnowFairySugar''.
* Chitose from ''Goldfish Warning''.
* Madame Monterlant in ''AshitaNoNadja''.
* ''Anime/HanaukyoMaidTai''. Ryuuka Jihiyou does this on a regular basis.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. The unnamed female arrancar that controls Aizen's hollow fortress in anime episodes 213 and 214 has such a laugh. She displays it at the end of episode 213.
* In MayoiNekoOverrun, Chise does this from time to time. In one hilarious instance, she does it at school after she reveals that she helped Nozomi get into the school, only to have Ieyasu shut the door in her face while she does the laugh.
* ''HeartcatchPrecure'': The drama club is doing a play where an extra is playing TheOjou and tries this laugh but gets yelled at that its not grand enough.
* Ryoko Mendou from UruseiYatsura does this, albeit a less annoying version of it.
* Mizuha Miyama from MahouTsukaiTai
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[[folder:Comics]]
* The Iron Queen from ''[[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog Sonic The Hedgehog]]''. Even though it's ''in print'', her laugh is still grating.
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[[folder:Film]]
* Rare wholesome example: In ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', Glinda, the Witch of the North, has this line when confronting the Wicked Witch of the West: "Ohoho, rubbish! You have no power here. Begone! Before someone drops a house on you too!"
* Katherine Ellis of ''[[Film/GoodbyeMrChips Goodbye, Mr. Chips]]'' has one of these before CharacterDevelopment sets in.
* Boss' laugh from the [[TheMovie live-action adaptation]] of ''DetroitMetalCity''. But she ain't no lady.
* Most female {{Disney}} villains.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* A rare example in print: Aurora, the Summer Princess, in "Literature/SummerKnight", book four of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''. During the climactic battle scene, she utilizes what can only be a Noblewoman's Laugh to literally drive her enemies to their knees.
* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ''Literature/TheScarletCitadel'', ConanTheBarbarian finds an EldritchAbomination that can imitiate human sounds. One is this.
-->''It was exactly such laughter as he had heard bubble obscenely from the fat lips of the salacious women of Shadizar, City of Wickedness, when [[MadeASlave captive girls were stripped naked on the public auction block]].''
* [[TheTwelveChairs Ella]] has her own, milder but still pretty cocky version. And that laugh may mean ''everything'', depending on the context; thank her limited vocabulary.
** ''[[WikiMagic Ho-]][[DontExplainTheJoke ho.]]''
* Bellatrix from Literature/HarryPotter does this sometimes, though most of the time, she doesn't bother with dapperness and just goes straight into LaughingMad. She actually is wizarding aristocracy, though.
* A running gag in ''Literature/JeevesAndWooster'' is Honoria Glossop's scarily loud laugh, which gets described in various creative ways every time it's mentioned ("a squadron of cavalry charging across a tin bridge", "waves breaking on a stern and rock-bound coast", etc.).
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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]
* In ''Series/KamenRiderKiva'', Shizuka briefly goes through a {{Yandere}} period, marked by pseudo-[[ImagineSpot Imagine Spots]] where she has devil horns, a pitchfork, and does the laugh as she attempts to break up Wataru and Mio.
** It gets weirder (and [[CrowningMomentOfFunny funnier]]) later on when she realizes that Mio does honestly love Wataru and tries to patch them up. Afterwards she muses that maybe her true role is to be Wataru's surrogate mother, followed by an ImagineSpot of her as an angel...''still'' doing the laugh.
* Roz on ''Series/{{Frasier}}''.
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[[folder:Music]]

* {{Mothy}}'s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q46Osg9C4pA "Daughter of Evil"]] starts out with [[{{Vocaloid}} Rin]] delivering one of these. Warning: Do not play while wearing headphones!
** Interestingly averted in [[SpearCounterpart Len's]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbpdZ4Ps2V0 version]], where it's changed to a more gender-neutral "Ahahahaha." Still liable to give you a heart attack if you're wearing headphones, though.


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[[folder: Real Life ]]

* Katey Sagal from MarriedWithChildren does this naturally, albeit without the fan or the limpwrist over the mouth.


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[[folder: Video Games ]]
* One of the only voice clips used in ''VideoGame/SagaFrontier'', which appears after what can only be accurately termed the "Evil LesbianVampire Queen" [[MultipleEndings ending]] of Asellus's quest, is a rather chilling Noblewoman's Laugh. In her final boss battle, Orlouge's princesses laugh similarly.
* The Great Fairies in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]''.
* Celia in ''VideoGame/{{Castlevania}}: Dawn Of Sorrow''.
* Scarlet from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' does this right down to the hand over the mouth.
* Shantotto from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI''; so much so that ''DissidiaFinalFantasy'' has her doing it in both her character art and at the end of her LimitBreak it is also one of the many voice clips she does if you win with her.
** On a side note Bio one of her normal brave attacks and some hp attacks has her in the stance in in her brave attacks she is laughing. So besides a few times she is trying to laugh at you all the time.
** She also ties it into her RhymesOnADime speech pattern by incorporating into one of said rhymes.
** She even writes it!
* Venus from ''VideoGame/SaGa2'' (AKA ''Final Fantasy Legend 2''), after welcoming you to her world and saying you won't find any MAGI here, laughs "ho ho ho..." The lie and the laugh both give her away as a villain.
* Sofia from ''VideoGame/BattleArenaToshinden''.
* In ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'':
** Flea, the crossdressing henchman [[GenderBender (henchwoman?)]] laughs like this. The player can't actually hear it though, because it's just a SNES game and actual voice sounds in games in that era were rare.
** Lucca gets a few of these as well. She always pulls one of these whenever the Hypnowave Single Tech is cast, at the very end of the casting-animation.
** Queen Zeal revels in them, especially as she stands on top of a world-eating horror. She laughs even as, upon being defeated, ''she fades from existence''.
* Jam Kuradoberi from ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'', during her throw more specifically.
* Akane Miyahara, the resident {{Rich Bitch}} of ''Rumble! @ The Campus''.
** Well, so does her sister Minako.
* Kagura in ''{{Tenchu}}'' before bitchslapping her opponent.
* Various [[AristocratsAreEvil Evil Aristocrats]] in ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia'', especially Empress Teodora.
* Pretty much every hostile character (''except'' the final bosses) from the ''GalaxyFrauleinYuna'' games.
* Kasumi Todoh from ''VideoGame/ArtOfFighting'' and ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' (in her victory pose).
** Also from KOF, [[WhipItGood Whip.]]
* Etoile Rosenqueen from ''RhapsodyAMusicalAdventure'', and Marjoly.
* {{Capcom}} naturally has at least '''three''' of these: [[VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha Karin]], [[MegaManLegends Tron]] [[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom2 Bonne]] and [[VideoGame/{{Cyberbots}} Devilot]].
* In ''Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure'' Rose Rock the evil spoiled air pirate will do this on the bridge of her ship while firing at you with cannons.
* Valentina from ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG.'' Her theme song even includes the laughter!
* Flurrie from ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'' has this as her victory animation and in some of her Stylish combos.
** (Lady) Bow in ''VideoGame/PaperMario'', being a noblewoman (or whatever a high-class female Boo is called), uses her fan to cover her face when she laughs.
* Melody from ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion''.
* Kitty Lily from ''[[GanbareGoemon Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon]]''. It's her only spoken line of dialogue.
** In the Japanese version, the cutscenes were fully voice-acted. The English version cut the rest and kept the laugh, for whatever reason.
* Female blood elves in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''. Actually, blood elves in general.
* Fantina in ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl and Platinum''.
* Echidna the She-Viper from ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry 4''.
* The mermaid boss of the second stage of ''[[VideoGame/{{Parodius}} Gokujou Parodius]]'' has this as an attack. The laugh even produces [[WrittenSoundEffect onomatopoeic hiragana]] that kill the player on contact and can be shot down.
* Ivy, being a noblewoman, from ''SoulCalibur''.
* Adell's mom, [[UnnamedParent Mom]], in ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 2|CursedMemories}}''. She ''claims'' that her lack of a conscience is due to Zenon's curse.
* Suzuka from ''EndlessFrontier''. She lets out an especially epic one sometimes while performing her LimitBreak.
* Yelma from ''KnightsInTheNightmare'' has one of these.
* Janne, also being a noblewoman, from ''VideoGame/WorldHeroes''.
* Alouette in ''{{Recettear}}'' does this in every one of her scripted scenes.
* Basanda in ''ShiningForceIII''. Her laugh was butchered in the English version, like all the other voices.
* [[spoiler:Iris]] from ''VideoGame/{{Rosenkreuzstilette}}'' likes doing these [[spoiler:when she's carrying out her organization-manipulating plans for entertainment]]. Once again, she does one really nicely for a little kid.
* In ''Pop'n Magic'', the boss Fräulein Viper uses the hiragana representation of this as one of her attacks.
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[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* Satoko from ''VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi'' has a rather impressive noblewoman's laugh for a [[VagueAge 9-12 year-old]]. Full with {{Keigo}} speech.
* ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi''
** Lambdadelta has one of these as well, as Satoko's {{Expy}}.
** Most of [[{{Troll}} Beatrice's]] EvilLaughter is like this, complete with pipe. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_1QuqO4dRo But it lacks elegance]].
** Eva has a fan, but she tends to sneer more than laugh.
* In the Japanese version of ''VisualNovel/PrincessDebut'', when introduced to Kid (Vince in the English version), this is the "proper" response choice when asked if you're the princess.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''MSFHigh'', being that is embraces Anime Tropes, has a character, Althea, who not only has this as a laugh, but has bequeathed said laugh to her 'daughter' Ilushia/Queen Ichigo. Furthermore, Althea's weapon of choice is a whip.
* In ''{{Spinnerette}}'', [[EvilCounterpart Evil Spinnerette]] tends to introduce herself with this. (Since she seems to be basically {{Slayers}}'s Naga with a spider motif, it's not surprising.)
* Belle of {{Catena}}'s character does this. [[OverlyLongGag Nonstop]].
* In one issue of ''Flying Suit Reiko'', after Mentos Freshmaker's psychotic ex-girlfriend lets out one of these, GenreSavvy OccidentalOtaku Bob [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere decides to leave]] before things get out of hand.
* While it didn't really show up in the comic (and probably never will) [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Her Imperial Condescension]] from Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} has one at the end of her and Meenah's shared theme song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gU_54ibyKM "Hate You"]].
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[[folder: Western Animation ]]
* Azula of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' did a very half-assed version when dealing with her one weakness - [[TheComicallySerious social ineptitude]].
** She laughs just fine when she's mocking Zuko however.
** Eska from SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' does this with her brother Desna when she tells a bad joke and explains how she thinks it's funny. And when they laugh, they sound like vultures...and Eska makes Bolin [[LaughWithMe laugh with them]], which he does only halfheartedly.
* Darla Dimple in [[http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=y3rtXkJuulo&feature=related the German-language version]] of ''WesternAnimation/CatsDontDance'' has one of these; she then [[GoshdangItToHeck swears]], as if we couldn't tell how evil she was already.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': in "Sonic Rainboom", Rarity does one after realizing just how much the pegasus ponies ''adore'' her temporary butterfly wings.
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!!Male Examples

[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]
* As voiced by Mr. Ryusei Nakao in the original dub of ''Manga/DragonBall Z'', merciless despot Freeza exhibits a formidable Noblewoman's Laugh.
** General Blue in the Japanese dub for Dragonball also exhibits this. Bonus points if anyone can guess his sexual preference.
* The titular character of the Japanese series ''Kaiba'' (not yet available outside of Japan or torrents) has a rather high-pitched voice to begin with. In the eighth episode, [[spoiler::the evil clone of]] Kaiba demonstrates a classic Noble Woman's Laugh.
* Another ''ShugoChara'' example is Tadase whenever he chara-changes into his "tyrannical ruler" character, although it's a slightly more crazed version of it.
* Gyro Zeppelli of ''Steel Ball Run'' has a variant version: "Nyo-ho-ho".
* ''AxisPowersHetalia'': France. "Oh-hon-honhonhonho"
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[[folder:Film]]
* Master Splinter in ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' had a rather noble laugh as well, though it was self-deprecating rather than evil. ("Ho-ho, [[BuffySpeak I made a funny!]]")
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[[folder: Live Action TV]]
* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker laughed something like this in the 1966-1968 ''Series/{{Batman}}'' TV series, as well as the 1966 tie-in movie. (Interestingly enough, that laugh was natural. [[RealLifeWritesThePlot Cesar Romero actually laughed in a rather effeminate manner whenever he found something amusing]], and he was encouraged to incorporate that laugh into his Joker characterization.)
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[[folder:Theater]]
* In the Japanese version of ''JesusChristSuperstar'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kW4wD27h6jo King Herod has a Noblewoman's laugh]] and wields a fan.
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[[folder: Video Games ]]
* In the Japanese incarnations of the ''SonicTheHedgehog'' shows and games (especially the more recent of each), the MadScientist BigBad Dr. Eggman gained a laugh rather like a Noblewoman's Laugh consisting of a long "OH" followed by a varying number of "HO"'s to increase comedic value. It is one of Eggman's most memorable traits in Japan but almost ''never'' heard in American dubbing.
** He finally says it in English if you play ''Sonic Rush''. Get hit during a boss fight, and Robotnik will whoop it out. It's also occasionally heard during gameplay in ''Sonic Adventure 2''.
** He also does this in the English version of ''SonicUnleashed''.
** Eggman Nega has a more disturbing laugh.
* Zexion, of all the Organization XIII members, lets out a impressive Noblewoman's Laugh during the battles against Riku in ''KingdomHearts [=Re:Chain=] of Memories'' and Sora in ''Final Mix+''. [[http://youtu.be/YU44M1Xw7kc?t=1m47s It can be heard here.]].
** Also, Vexen seemed to have a really annoying one in the English version of the ''Chain of Memories'' GBA game.
** Also, Vanitas does it in both the English and Japanese versions of Birth by Sleep.
* Sister Bismaru, who despite the name is actually a VillainousCrossdresser, from ''GanbareGoemon'' possesses a really startling Noblewoman's Laugh.
* Alfred Ashford, not just when [[VillainousCrossdresser dressed as Alexia]], in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica''. This is parodied by Creator/LegendaryFrog in his animated short "I Am Resident Evil."
* Heike Kagero in ''Super PunchOut'' has a Noblewoman's Laugh when he wins a match, which is probably linked to his feminine appearance.
* Kefka Palazzo's rather infamous laugh (which is where the Trope LaughingMad [[TropeNamer came from]]) sounds like this in the SNES versions of the games.
* [[TheDragon Dusknoir]] from ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeonExplorers of Time/Darkness/Sky''. "Oooh hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo!!!"
* A non-villainous, non-haughty example: at the end of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames The Wand Of Gamelon]]'', King Harkinian pulls one of these, sans the hand over his mouth.
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* Toby, the [[http://danielscreations.com/ola/comics/ep0162.html 'twisted fruit']] from ''OurLittleAdventure''.
* Present very early on in BittersweetCandyBowl from [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c8/p4.html Mike.]]
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