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She's small. Short. Petite. Vertically challenged.

She tells everyone what to do, and expects them to obey. Threats ensue if people don't. Sometimes even physical violence. Maybe she's CompensatingForSomething?

Perhaps it's the incongruity of a small young girl ordering people around as if she were the big alpha male, but it's a pretty common character design. Some people think she's cute. Others think she's annoying. Either way this is a visually and verbally striking character, and is rarely forgotten. Making large men the target of her orders just adds to the fun.

Often justified by having her be a [[RoyalBrat spoiled rich kid, or even royalty]]. Other times, she's just the only daughter in a family full of males, and her older brothers [[SpoiledBrat spoil her immensely]]. At others, she's a mostly normal girl but either has a serious lack of social skills or is scared of being steamrolled by taller/older/etc. people, so she covers up her insecurities with an aggressive behavior. Usually she's pre-puberty age, but sometimes it can creep up into the teen years. It's possible for her to have character development and learn either humility or wisdom, but other times she'll never learn.

Certainly some TruthInTelevision, as plenty of parents and grandparents can confess to being amused by their daughter ordering them about in a very decisive manner.

Compare TheNapoleon and BrattyHalfPint. A [[DistaffCounterpart gender-bent]] version could also be TinySchoolboy, but there are nicer forms of the character as well. The ShanaClone archetype is a notable subtrope.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
%%* Kotetsu from ''The Adventures of Kotetsu''.
* The first request of ''LightNovel/AriaTheScarletAmmo'''s titular character to Kinji is to become her slave. She later orders the same thing to Shirayuki, and sometimes talks about how she has to "train" them. Don't try to disobey, or [[CatchPhrase she'll make you full of airholes.]] She also gets ''very'' jealous whenever Kinji gets too close to another girl.
* Dalian from ''LightNovel/BibliothecaMysticaDeDantalian'' appears to be shaping up to be this, ordering Huey around like he's a servant, or she's a little girl he should be doing everything for, though she's a more subdued example.
* Louise from ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero'' is super-agressive, prone to violent outbursts and fond of physical abuse, near-exclusively towards her familiar Saito. She's also very short and CompensatingForSomething, namely her ACupAngst.
* Katyusha of ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'' is a highschooler about half the size of every other character with a personality best described as channelling Stalin's ghost.
* Nonon Jakuzure of ''Anime/KillLaKill'' looks like a petite RoseHairedSweetie who surrounds herself with stuffed animals, but is actually this, and totally domineering and aggressive when fighting. A big clue is that, of the Elite Four's {{Animal Motifs}}, hers is [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent a snake]].
%%* Mashiro Blan de Windbloom from the ''Anime/MaiOtome'' and ''Anime/MaiOtomeZwei'' series.
%%* Evangeline and Anya from ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** While Nami is older than most examples (18 years, 20 after the TimeSkip), she still has the traits - she is the shortest and (probably) physically weakest member of the Straw Hat crew, but she is certainly also the most bossy and hot-tempered member, and she more or less becomes the de facto captain during the crew's daily life on their ship because Luffy can not be relied upon to do this himself.
** Sugar to the Donquixote Family. She's a little girl (but is actually [[OlderThanTheyLook a young woman]]), who's enough of a SpoiledBrat that she routinely bosses her minder around, even though he's one of the top 3 executives. [[spoiler: There is a good reason for the family to keep her safe though; her Devil Fruit power to make enemies into toys and RetGone them from people's memories has helped keep a lot of the Family's secrets hidden.]]
* Jane Turner from ''Anime/OnegaiSamiaDon'' had more than one inkling of this, being small and pudgy but very stubborn and prone to tantrums when things didn't go her way... which always [[WhydidItHaveToBeSnakes sent the Psammead into fits]] since [[KillItWithWater her tears could potentially kill him.]]
* Tatsumaki (Tornado) from ''Anime/OnePunchMan''. Only problems? She's 28, the older of two sisters and the second best hero around. She believes she's [[BigSisterInstinct compensating for her younger sister]], Fubuki (Blizzard), but Fubuki is quite capable in her own right.
* Shinku from ''Manga/RozenMaiden'' treats Jun like a manservant despite being a just over two-foot tall porcelain doll who is dependent on him for the energy to move and fight and for a roof to stay under.
* Ikkyu Tensai from ''LightNovel/RyuugajouNananaNoMaizoukin'' is a combination of this trope and SherlockHomage. While she has a tendency to boss other people around, it manifests most often when she's trying to [[InsufferableGenius show off her genius]].
* ''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}'': Known around school as the "Palmtop Tiger" for her short, "doll-like" body and violent disposition, Taiga Aisaka is truly a force to reckon, despite standing only 4'9". She also happens to be a walking [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruction]] of the trope -- her stature [[ACupAngst and lack of curves]] screw up badly her sense of self-worth, thus [[TheNapoleon her aggressive approach to other people]] (which is combined with [[NoSocialSkills other]] [[ParentalAbandonment factors]]) turns her into a kid with [[BrokenBird deep emotional scars]].
* ''LightNovel/TheTwelveKingdoms'' has Shushou, Empress of Kyou. Once the spoiled but also determined daughter of a rich merchant, she decided to save her run-down country by making the dangerous pilgrimage needed to see if she had what it took to become the Queen. Not only she turned out to be the real deal, but she has reigned very wisely and shrewdly over her lands -- yet none woulde guess it upon seeing the orders come from a tiny, bossy, still spoiled girl in frilly clothes.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* Sedine from ‘’ComicStrip/InSecurity’’ is small compared to her husband Sam, but there is no doubt she’s in charge.
* Lucy from ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}''.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Darla Dimple, the villain of ''WesternAnimation/CatsDontDance''.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In ''Film/RememberTheTitans'', pretty little blonde Sheryl Yoast yells at the football players as she assists her father coach.

* In David Eddings' ''Literature/TheBelgariad'', C'Nedra is one of the rare teenage examples.
* Mary from ''Literature/TheSecretGarden'', mocked as "Mary Mary, quite contrary". It's seen as a negative trait, but one that allows her to go toe to toe with her cousin, the rich SpoiledBrat.
* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'':
** Karrin Murphy is a detective in charge of a small department in the Chicago PD meant to investigate and handle supernatural threats. As an expert marksman and swordsman, she is a true terror on the battlefield. Using a holy blade, she once [[spoiler:chopped the head of an elder vampire]] and didn't stop to break a sweat. [[ThePaladin Knight of the Cross]] Sanya's epithet for her is "Tiny... but ''fierce''."
** The Archive is the living repository of all knowledge that is written or typed. The Archive has existed since ancient Greece and is past down from mother to daughter on a family line. She is a Power with a capital P on the level of some gods. She once [[spoiler:killed hosts of fallen angels]] using the bare minimal of magic. She did this when her current incarnation was just twelve years old. When she was five, she had enough power to set off Harry's warning system a few blocks away. Her bodyguard and surrogate father is a world class assassin who can find her a bit spooky.
* ''Literature/AndIDarken'' has Lada, the main character, who isn't just bossy but will get violent if you don't obey her. Once her little brother Radu (by now far taller than her) watches with amusement how, when planning an attack, all the men in the room listen to her despite the fact she's the shortest one there.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Bernadette in ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''. She's under 5 ft but still scares the bejesus of her friends, husband, and co-workers (this includes her boss).
* The ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' episode "Harmony" has the eponymous RoyalBrat.
* Several of the not-yet school-aged divas on ''Series/ToddlersAndTiaras''. One show had a 4-year-old ordering her mother around and haranguing her for not doing things right. Cut to the ConfessionCam as her mother praises the behavior for showing her daughter's "dominance".
* ''Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger'': Umeko/Deka Pink has elements of it. She has the shortest stature of the Dekarangers, but is by no means small. She's much more hotblooded than her female companion Jasmine, but she's in no way abusive. Also? She tends to claim herself as the leader of Dekarangers, but whenever she did that, things just never go her way.
* Lucy from the ''Series/CriminalMinds'' episode "Supply & Demand" is a non-humorous example. A tiny, fine-boned young woman in her twenties, Lucy maintains total control over a human trafficking ring made up of huge, heavily muscled thugs.
* 9-year-old Sarah in the first season of ''Series/{{Masterchef}} Junior'' US shows this when she was the loudest cheerleader during the whipping cream challenge.
* ''Series/MadMen'': While not as scary and commanding as her taller work peers [[FieryRedhead Joan]] [[IceQueen Holloway]] [[IronLady Harris]] and [[AFatherToHisMen Don]] [[ControlFreak Draper]] can get, 5'3" Peggy Olson went from a ShrinkingViolet Secretary to a commanding to the point of prickliness Copy Chief.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Etna from ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'', a [[WeAreAsMayflies relatively young]] demon, is an abusive BadBoss to Prinnies, particularly in their spinoff series ''VideoGame/PrinnyCanIReallyBeTheHero''.
** Raspberyl from Disgaea 3 is about four feet tall, but also the school's most feared delinquent, capable of terrorizing demons far larger than her...into [[NobleDemon picking up litter and donating blood]].
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
** The Deku Princess from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' is a SpoiledSweet example. Upon being rescued from Woodfall Temple and finding out that an innocent monkey is being punished by her [[KnightTemplarParent father]] the Deku King for allegedly kidnapping her, she has Link bring her back to the Deku Palace, where she proceeds to angrily pounce upon her father and direct a DeathGlare at the other Deku Scrubs as she demands the monkey be freed.
** Midna from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' spends the first half of the game mocking Zelda of her (and Hyrule's) plight and belittling Link in his quest. It's not until Link and Zelda [[spoiler: save her from death]] that she starts growing up.
* LittleMissSnarker Nah from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' is the shortest and among the youngest of the [[spoiler: Future Children]] group, and despite being a good person at heart, due to several insecurities and issues [[spoiler: that come from her and her friends growing up in a CrapsackWorld]] she can also be very awkward, bossy and pushy. [[NeverLiveItDown Even when her behavior goes to the extreme only in ONE of her support talks, fandom sees her as if she was a bitch to EVERYONE all the time.]]

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* Ilyasviel von Einsbern from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' is very bossy toward her servant Berserker, and even to Shirou.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Katamari}}'' features [[VideoGame/KatamariDamacy Ichigo]]; she only comes up to The Prince's waist, and Macho is even taller, yet she bosses them around with ease. The Future!Prince explictly describes her as 'fierce'.
* ''Webcomic/BadMoonRising'' has Madison, who is noticeably shorter than almost everyone else in the cast, and gleefully bullies everyone about to get what she wants.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick is a rare example of an adult woman being this. She's 5'2" and tries to invoke {{Kawaiiko}} but is really a PsychopathicWomanchild and is dominantly abusive to everyone.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Louise Belcher from ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers''.
* Penelope and Olivia from ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''.
* Sarah from ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'', who is one of the most violent members of the Cul-de-sac, and about the second smallest overall.
* Little Suzy Johnson of ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''. She emotionally and physically abuses those who threaten to take attention from her family, then gaslights the people she's manipulating by acting docile and cute when said family appears.
* Princess from ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''. Oh so ''very'' much.
* Angelica from ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'', although she seems like a big bully rather than tiny, since she's three and the protagonists are babies.
* [=MacKenzie=] Benders from ''WesternAnimation/RocketPower''. Dear god, she is violent...
* Pistol on ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop''. Though she doesn't threaten much beyond tattling, her persistence at trying to persuade people to give her what she wants causes everyone in her family to either cave or pass the baton. She's just as good at bossing her older brother around as her father is.
* Toph from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' is a champion of an underground earthbending ring and regularly both defeats and trash-talks grown men several times her size. When she's teaching Aang earthbending, she becomes a DrillSergeantNasty in the process and nicknames him "twinkletoes" soon after meeting him. [[spoiler: And she hasn't changed her demeanor in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'']].
* Mandy from ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' is tyrannical, bossy and mean. In fact, almost everyone in the show is afraid of her.
* Truffles from ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}'' is a grown-up version of this.
* Vendetta from ''WesternAnimation/MakingFiends''.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* [[http://www.boobootv.com/2011/07/24/hilarious-bossy-little-girl-is-determined-that-shes-found-a-husband-but-boy-is-not-having-it/ This poor boy]] knows you're doomed when one of these girls decides to marry you. You'll find plenty more like this on Website/YouTube. Demonstrating that it's not just amusing in fiction (as long as she's focused on bossing someone else).
* It should go without saying that this is TruthInTelevision.