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Someone on a team, like a military or superhero, who is self centered and wants everything his (and sometimes her) way. Acts haughty and superior to everyone on the team, especially to the NaiveNewcomer. This character can even be offended if the newcomer is in any way better or given special treatment.

Is often TheLancer, and likely grew up a SpoiledBrat or RoyalBrat.

But the character does have skills invaluable to the team, even if this character pulls the occasional LeeroyJenkins in battle.

Also, if this character and the naive newcomer are of the opposite sex (or same sex depending on the genre), they are as likely as not to become LoveInterests, or at least [[HaremGenre a potential love interest]].

Watch out for BreakTheHaughty in some cases.

Compare GloryHound, InsufferableGenius, AttentionWhore. Contrast RookieRedRanger.



[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* Asuka of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', although the show, as with a lot of its tropes, ended up {{deconstruct|ed trope}}ing it. ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'' seems to be a different take on this.
* Ino from ''Anime/{{Naruto}}'' bosses around everyone on her team and also fits the vain AlphaBitch stereotype.
* Kimi of the School Defense Force in ''Manga/FruitsBasket''
* Alice Nakiri from ''Manga/ShokugekiNoSoma'' becomes this, by taking over Akira Hayama's stand (the original manager of the booth). She only starts reconsidering her attitude when Akira calls her out directly.
* Kageyama from ''Manga/{{Haikyuu}}'' starts out as this before CharacterDevelopment kicks in, trying to make his teammates match the impossible speed of his tosses instead of matching his tosses to his teammates.


[[folder: Film ]]

* In the film ''Film/{{Patton}}'', the eponymous general admits he's this (the team being the Allied forces of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII). His problem with General Montgomery is that Montgomery won't admit he's also one.
* Both [[Comicbook/IronMan Tony Stark]] and [[Comicbook/TheMightyThor Thor]] in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'': Tony is insufferably smug and bossy, while Thor is extremely dismissive towards the rest of the team and skeptical of their capabilities, and is only working with them because their interests (finding Loki) happen to coincide at the moment. Tony does, however, turn the stereotype on its side by being by far the most welcoming and friendly person out of everyone else toward [[Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk Bruce Banner]], the team's NaiveNewcomer.
* Vincent Lauria from ''Film/TheColorOfMoney'' always wants to be the winner, even when it's detrimental to the [[{{Hustler}} hustle]] that his group is running; Eddie and Carmen have to work together to keep him in check. Vincent's inability to throw games (to set up larger bets and richer marks) often leads to arguments.


[[folder: Literature ]]

* Arya from ''[[Literature/InheritanceCycle Eragon]]''. Also Eragon himself, on occasion.


[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* Rachel Berry from ''Series/{{Glee}}'' lived and breathed this trope when she was in New Directions. Especially in the first season, where she had a tendency of treating the group like her backup singers. Letting other kids get the spotlight would become a frequent plot point. She did lighten up by the third season though.


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* In ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'', Sumire Kanzaki of Tokyo's Hanagumi is both this trope on the battlefield and ThePrimaDonna on stage.
* In Hugo's scenario of ''VideoGame/SuikodenIII'', Lilly Pendragon serves as this for some time. {{Justified|Trope}} in that two of the other members are her personal manservants, whom she naturally ''expects'' to do their jobs and cater to her every whim... and she also hires Hugo and his friends as "guides", which she thinks puts them in the same category.


[[folder: Web Comics ]]

* ''Total Drama College'' brought us Charlotte, a spoilet rotten girl with a bad habit of interrupting good girl Crissy's Speech.
* ''Webcomic/{{Pacificators}}'' gives us an interesting example in [[ProperLady Muneca Powell]]. She fits the stereotype of a Prima Donna perfectly (even if she's actually TheBigGirl instead of TheLancer)... with one exception: she's sweet and friendly towards the [[NewMeat Team New Meat]] [[{{Adorkable}} Daryl Smithson]].
** But Daryl is really the sole exception (that, and Muneca's life-long best friend, [[LovableAlphaBitch Kathy Lee]]). Muneca isn't so kind to everybody else.


[[folder: Web Original ]]

* Diva of the Power Cats. Yes, she even named herself Diva. She is far and away the most powerful super on the team, but she always wants to be the big star, and she won't take directions from Redlight, the team leader.
* Weiss of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''. Fortunately, CharacterDevelopment set in pretty quickly.


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* Shelley from ''WesternAnimation/{{Jabberjaw}}''. An [[JosieAndThePussyCats Alexandra Cabot]] {{expy}}, albeit she doesn't try to steal the team's boy.
* When Cartman formed the team "Coon and Friends" in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', his {{Jerkass}} nature naturally turned him into this.
* Simon Belmont was strongly this in his... ArtisticLicense characterization in ''WesternAnimation/CaptainNTheGameMaster''.
* Pierce of ''WesternAnimation/BeverlyHillsTeens'' considers himself the Casanova of the club, always laughing down at pint sized boy genius Chester. He even attempts to take Lark away from Troy.
* Courtney in ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama''. She'd be a strong competitor if she could look past her all-consuming ego.


[[folder: Real Life ]]

* Real Madrid's 'Galactico' teams are infamously prone to this - and by prone, we mean that the entire team is often composed of players like this (including three-time Golden Ball winner Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the current centerpieces of the team), since Real's purchasing strategy is to look around Europe for whoever's the top player that year, then hoover them up. [[ArrogantKungFuGuy In other words, these are the best players in the world and they know it]]. If a manager incapable of managing such titanic egos is placed in charge, the team quickly tanks and rarely gets a chance to recover since the Madrid hierarchy tend to be quick with a P45, as demonstrated by the fact that they went through eight managers in seven years until they took on Jose Mourinho as manager. Since 'The Special One' had an (arguably justified) ego of his own, this worked out fine.