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 compensating for something?

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]]. 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 humility 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. The ShanaClone archetype is a notable subtrope.
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* Mashiro Blan de Windbloom from the ''Anime/MaiOtome'' and ''Anime/MaiOtomeZwei'' series.
* Kotetsu from ''The Adventures of Kotetsu''.
* Evangeline and Anya from ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''.
* 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.
* 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.
* While Nami of ''Manga/OnePiece'' 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 she insists on upon taking this role upon herself.
* 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 [[SmugSnake a snake]].

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* Darla Dimple, the villain of ''WesternAnimation/CatsDontDance''.

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* In ''Film/RememberTheTitans'', pretty little blonde Sheryl Yoast yells at the football players as she assists her father coach.

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* In David Eddings' ''{{Belgariad}}'', C'Nedra is one of the rare teenage examples.
* 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.
* The first request of ''LightNovel/HidanNoAria'''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.
* 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]].
* 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.
* ''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 screws up badly her sense of self-worth, thus [[TheNapoleon her aggressive approach to other people]], which, combined with [[NoSocialSkills other]] [[ParentalAbandonment factors]], turns her into a kid with [[BrokenBird deep emotional scars]].
* ''LightNovel/TheTwelveKingdoms'' has Shushou, Empress of Kyou.
* Karrin Murphy from ''TheDresdenFiles''. [[{{Paladin}} Knight of the Cross]] Sanya's epithet for her is "Tiny... but ''fierce''."

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* The ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' episode "Harmony" has the eponymous RoyalBrat.
* Several of the not-yet school-aged divas on ''[[ToddlersAndTiaras Toddlers & Tiaras]]''. 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 ''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.

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* Lucy from ''{{Peanuts}}''.

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* Etna from ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'', a [[WeAreAsMayflies relatively young]] demon, is an abusive BadBoss to Prinnies, particularly in their spinoff series ''VideoGame/PrinnyCanIReallyBeTheHero''.
* 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.

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* Ilyasviel von Einsbern from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' is very bossy toward her servant Berserker, and even to Shirou.

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* ''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'.

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* 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.

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* 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.
* Princess from ThePowerpuffGirls. Oh so ''very'' much.
* Angelica from ''{{Rugrats}}'', although she seems like a big bully rather than tiny, since she's three and the protagonists are babies.
* [=MacKenzie=] Benders from ''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 ''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.
* Mandy from TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy is tyrannical, bossy and mean, in fact, almost everyone in the show is afraid of her.
* Truffles from ''{{Chowder}}'' is a grown-up version of this.
* Vendetta from ''MakingFiends''.

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* [[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.

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