"Rather than simply being an attractive stage prop, make sure that you know every detail of the running of the Evil Empire, so that if anything unpleasant happens to Daddy, the transition of power will go smoothly. Then make sure that something unpleasant happens to Daddy."She's the daughter/niece/granddaughter/etc of an Evil Overlord, who shares her parent's ambition, cunning, and/or cruelty. She could be anything from a simple Spoiled Brat to an Overlord in waiting. She's also likely to be a Princess (but almost never wears pink). Viewers should neither expect her to be The Ingenue nor expect a Heel–Face Turn from her, even if she falls for the hero. That would more be her just wanting him for herself than willingly joining his side; she'll want him to willingly join her side (and his refusal is likely to inspire Woman Scorned, however little reason she had to believe that he might accept). She is more likely to be a Dark Action Girl than a Dark Magical Girl because the latter has a high chance of becoming good after her Magical Girl counterpart defeats her in combat or otherwise convinces her to switch sides with The Power of Friendship. On the other hand, she is prone to Revenge by Proxy subjected by an Anti-Hero in a darker setting. She might team up with the heroes, but only for the same reason any other dragon would team up with them. Then it's enemies again. If she's above a certain age, she is going to be hot, is often a cooler character than the female lead, and might wear less. If the bad guys are the Yellow Peril or otherwise "Asian-themed", expect her to be a Dragon Lady. If her father is defeated, she will be the one doing the avenging. On the other hand, she might get impatient waiting for Mommy and Daddy to die so she can take their place. In this case, she might decide to become a Self-Made Orphan and The Usurper all at once. In the meantime, mom and/or dad may give her a first rate education by sending her to the Academy of Evil. If it turns out her Evil Parents Want Good Kids, expect a disappointment. To correct this acquired morality they may send her to a Superhero School. A (literal) Sister Trope to Overlord Jr. (the Spear Counterpart to this). Compare Mad Scientist's Beautiful Daughter (while also the child of the Big Bad, eventually does a Heel–Face Turn), The Evil Prince, Protected by a Child, Dark Mistress. Contrast Princess Classic, Defecting for Love, Evil Parents Want Good Kids, Mafia Princess (Unless, of course, she's being groomed to take over the family business.)
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- Eureka Seven's Anemone is very much this trope towards her commander Dewey Novak, with a dash of Yandere thrown in for good measure. Unlike most, she does make a Heel–Face Turn in the end, after she realizes just HOW depraved Dewey is, how he admitted to her that she's another expendable pawn in his grand scheme after going through the entire series treating her with extra special attention and "Love", and Dominic's love for her changes her for the better.
- Inverted in Dangaioh. Pai Thunder, the Big Girl from the Five-Man Band, was the daughter of Big Bad Garimoth and had a Face–Heel Turn once she recovered her memories. But when Garimoth told her to kill her teammate Roll before taking her back, Pai rebelled and rejoined the group.
- She's not his daughter, but the Millennium Earl and Road Kamelot of D.Gray-Man behave like this.
- She also behaves like this with her real father. But it's really odd since she's older than he is...
- Rue from Princess Tutu is a normal ballet student until she becomes her alterego, Princess Kraehe. Later it's revealed that the Big Bad Raven kidnapped her as a baby. Meaning he'd lied to her about her being HIS daughter. The Raven is definitely not going to win the "father of the year" award.
- A Certain Magical Index: We're not entirely sure if Amata Kihara is Telestina Lifeline's father or if Gensei Kihara had another son, but they're both him and Telestina really fits this trope well. Really, really well.
- Mariemaia Barton from the Mobile Suit Gundam Wing OVA. She is (allegedly) the illegitimate daughter of Treize Kushrenada and a nurse. She tries to take over the world at the age of eight, "the way her father would have wanted." Some evidence, however, suggests that she is not Treize's daughter at all, but just a random girl found and groomed by Dekim to assume the role.
- Treize's daughter or not, the ultimate irony is that Kushrenada was more of a Well-Intentioned Extremist who ultimately believed in peace, while Mariemaia knowingly tried to start another war just after a rather devastating one had finally wrapped up.
- Mobile Suit Gundam: She's far from childish or spoiled, but Princess Kycilia Zabi still fits the trope, sharing her father Degwin's philosophy and remaining loyal to him even after his death.
- Subverted in Flame of Recca: Renge thinks she's this to the Big Bad, but in actuality, he kept her around just so he could devour her to be immune to Kurei and Recca's flames.
- Mathilda Toulonchamp from Honoo No Alpen Rose, willing accomplice to her Manipulative Bastard father in his Batman Gambit to manipulate Jeudi's maternal family. Averted by her older sister Madeleine, though. And later, Mathilda herself starts backing off, since she realizes she's in deep shit after their accomplice fails to kill Jeudi and such a situation scares the crap out of her.
- In Mai Hi ME, Alyssa's most important person, even more than her robotic bodyguard and companion Miyu, is her "father," the Searrs president.
- Fate Testarossa is the daughter of Precia/Presea, the Big Bad from Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha's first season. While Fate did everything to make her mother happy, including trying to gather the 21 Jewel Seeds, Precia just yelled at her and punished her with whip slaps or with Electric Torture. The reason why Precia treats her like that was that Fate was actually a failed clone and Replacement Goldfish of her late and real daughter Alicia. For Precia, Fate was just a tool to accomplish her goal: going to Al Hazard and finding a method to revive Alicia.
- The third season's Big Bad Jail Scaglietti has twelve "daughters". All of them are Combat Cyborgs created by him, and all of them treats him as their father, even the ones who have underwent a Heel–Face Turn. Eight of them qualify as Mad Scientist's Beautiful Daughters, since seven of them made a Heel–Face Turn in the end, while the eighth stays with one of the true four Daddy's Little Villains.
- Runessa Magnus from StrikerS Sound Stage X is this to Tredia Graze. In fact, she is the Big Bad while Tredia is the Greater-Scope Villain and carries all of his motivations.
- Doki Doki Pretty Cure has a very complicated example in Regina, the daughter of King Jikochuu. On one hand, the villains, herself included, are powered by selfishness (it's kinda in the name; "Jikochuu" (selfish) isn't just his name but the whole monster race) and have it as their foremost trait, and the king can force this part of her to become dominant. On the other hand, Regina learned to love as she was befriended and taught about humanity by the heroes. On the other other hand, her father is who she loves most of all. This keeps her very conflicted and going through the Heel–Face Revolving Door. There's one point with the heroes trying to awaken her good side and seeming to succeed, and she goes from her evil colors to her good colors and keeps on attacking, going from doing it For the Evulz to doing it for her father.
- A very recent reveal in One Piece firmly sets Charlotte Pudding as this for her mother, Charlotte "Big Mom" Linlin. The girl claims to be her horrible mom's favorite child and is just as terrible, only able to hide it MUCH better, making herself look sweet and gentle until it's time to attack. It turns out there's a huge reason for it: Pudding possesses a Third Eye, which according to Big Mom, should help her read the Poneglyphs' content without understanding the language, like how Roger used his mysterious ability of "hearing the voices of all things" to read Poneglyphs. Plus she psychologically abused Pudding ever since she was a little kid, by endlessly mocking her Third Eye and how it looked.
- Sin, the Red Skull's completely Ax-Crazy daughter. She was a looker until in the final issue Captain America: Reborn where she gets an extreme makeover courtesy of an exploding mecha. She truly was her father's daughter at least untill Kobix repairs her face.
- In the comic book series Empire, Golgoth, supreme villainous overlord of the world, has only one joy in life: his sweet, innocent daughter. Only she's not as innocent as he thinks, as she's been sleeping with one of his lieutenants and eventually convinces him to betray her dad for her. Then it turns out she had been manipulating the guy all along, intentionally setting him up to be caught and executed just for her own amusement, and the whole thing was just a way of expressing her disturbing obsessive feelings toward her father.
- Even worse, she poisoned her own mother and made it look like a suicide because she felt she was making Golgoth soft.
- Captain Marvel has a good example of the difference between this and Mad Scientist's Beautiful Daughter. Marvel's archenemy Sivana has four kids. Two of them are beautiful and good, siding with Captain Marvel. While his other two children are ugly and evil like him. Though in some appearances, his beautiful children where bad as well.
- Planetary: Flashbacks explains how Doc Brass fought mysterious Fu Manchu-like Hark and eventually convinced him to join the side of the good guys. Hark's daughter Anna, however, had been raised as a villain, survived her father and became a thorn in the heroes's side.
- It Takes A Wizard: The little girl the Corrupt Corporate Executive valued so much that he busted the hero out of his impending death sentence so he could rescue her? Not only did she join the Big Bad in the wasteland of Manhattan, her father supported her decision to do so. Sending the hero on this mission was all part of a grand Evil Plan — to avenge Gaia by dethroning humanity from its place at the top of the food chain.
- In Superman Superman's sister-in-law Lucy Lane has become Superwoman, a supervillain, because she believes dear old dad, General Sam Lane's idea that Superman and the other Kryptonians are a threat to national security.
- Alexandria von Fogg from PS238.
- Magneto's daughter the Scarlet Witch was an inverted example; she was originally a villain and one of the original Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, as was his son Quicksilver. But their hearts weren't in it, and they eventually turned against him. They had been Avengers for quite some time before realizing who their father is.
- The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, on-the-nose name notwithstanding, aren't actually villainous as a group, they're a mutant civil rights movement that's had to resort to increasingly radical methods as the government's response to initially more-peaceful civil disobedience was thirty-foot-high murder robots and concentration camps. The Avengers don't care one way or the other and have no innate conflict with them, and in fact tend to officially regard the X-Men as the less legitimate of the two factions due to the fact that the Brotherhood has a country and ambassadors.
- Winnowill from ElfQuest was vaguely retconned to be Haken's daughter, though the hinting started pretty early on in the series. She really takes after him... and once she starts living inside Rayek's mind, she flesh-shapes his body to look exactly like her father's.
- X-Men villain Mastermind had two daughters with similar powers who have been villainesses. The younger one, Regan, even briefly joined the X-Men under the guise of a Heel–Face Turn before showing her true colors.
- Ana Kravinoff, the daughter of Kraven the Hunter, has followed in her father's footsteps despite only being 12.
- In All-Star Superman, Lex Luthor has a niece, Nastalthia, who's eighteen, speaks 30 languages and wants to conquer the world. She also appeared in the Bronze Age Supergirl comics and was nicknamed Nasty.
- Sybil Mayhew, daughter of Blackhawk's Evil Counterpart Death Mayhew, who follows in her father's footsteps after his death.
- Trigon wants his daughter Raven to be this. How well he succeeds is Depending on the Writer. Most of the time, she resists... It's when she can't that her teammates are screwed. In New 52, Raven was reintroduced as a villain and therefore is this, willingly.
- Angel Top, the daughter of the infamous hitman Flattop from the Dick Tracy comics.
- The Justice Society of America have had to deal with two of these. First is the daughter of The Mist, the arch enemy of the original Starman, who took her father's place after his death. The second is the appropriately named Junior, daughter of the first Ragdoll.
- As pictured above, Talia al Ghul from the Batman comics, daughter of Ra's Al-Ghul. She often flip-flops between loyalty to her father and to her "beloved". There's also Talia's sister, Nyssa, who lacked any of Talia's loyalty issues by being emotionally numb (losing everyone you loved and being horrifically tortured/experimented on while interned in a concentration camp can do that sometimes) and trying to Starscream her dad and become leader of the League of Assassins. Don't feel bad for not having heard of her: the coup didn't last and neither did she. The picture is from Batman Beyond, though by that point her father hijacked her body.
- The Superior Foes of Spider-Man has somehow managed to combined it with Evil Parents Want Good Kids - Beetle's father Tombstone is proud his daughter wants to be a criminal but doesn't approve of her being a supervillain. He believes she'll be able to steal much more as a lawyer.
- In the MC 2 future-verse, we get a Distaff Counterpart of Electro (don't call her Electra just because she looks like Electro; her name is Aftershock, dammit!) who wants to follow in her father's footsteps, but by now, Electro has long since retired and doesn't want his daughter making the mistakes he did when he was her age.
- Subverted with different character named Aftershock, who claims to be Electro's daughter who had inhereit his powers. When confronted about it, Electro pointed out she is around seventeen and he had powers only for thirteen years. Turns out she was brainwashed into believing to be his daughter.
- 2000 AD: In Tharg's Terror Tales, one short strip is about a goth chick who leads a bunch of Vampire Vannabes to the Creepy Cemetery so her vampire father can eat them. Tharg commends their family values.
- Princess Aura, Ming the Merciless' daughter in the Flash Gordon comic strip represents this trope very well. She does have a soft spot for Flash Gordon out of attraction to him, and is Prince Barin's lover in some continuities.
- Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash: Freddy Krueger's daughter Kathryn aka Maggie Burroughs has fallen to the darkside and is now working with her father. Not only that, she's become a daddy's girl in all the wrong ways...
- Princess Lotora from Hottie 3: The Best Fan Fic in the World
- In the Pony POV Series, the Epilogue timeline version of Fluttercruel is this to Discord, due to being his creation. Surprisingly, Discord cares about her too, to the point that he pulls her back from the Final Battle with Queen Cadence because he's worried she might get hurt. When she is seemingly killed by Rarity when the heroes storm the castle, he slips into a Villainous B.S.O.D., and when he is mortally wounded, she has a full-blown Villainous Breakdown.
- Discord's little sister Rancor is likewise quite close to their Father, Havoc.
- Another My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic example is the fanmade song "Daddy Discord", which interprets the background character Screwball as one of these (with a healthy side dose of Creepy Child who sings evilly) in relation to her creator.
'Cause you... are my daddy Discord... and I... am a piece of you.
- Jewel Of Darkness: Raven/Midnight to Slade.
- In Shadows Awakening, this is how Tarakudo views the Queen of the Shadowkhan (much to her annoyance).
- In the Rise of the Guardians fic Guardian of Light Pitch wants his daughter to be this. She has other ideas.
- One of the weirdest examples of this Trope occurred in Lorelei's backstory in Shadowchasers: Torment. Her father was a Doomdreamer, a senior member of the Cult of Tharizdun. When an omen from his god foretold that any disciple he took would betray him, he decided to raise his own offspring as one, summoning a succubus for the express purpose of carrying his child, and then training his daughter almost since infancy. While Lorelei became an incredibly powerful Doomdreamer in her own right, her father didn't escape the prophecy; she betrayed him and in one of the worst ways, turning him into a cat and them keeping him like a pet. Despite this, he had absolutely no regrets - she turned out just the way he had wanted his daughter too. (Of course, Doomdreamers are all completely insane...
Films — Animated
- Princess of Alpha and Omega 2: A Howl-iday Adventure is a subversion. While Princess is loyal to her father King and serves as his Dragon, it becomes clear that she's an Anti-Villain to his Card-Carrying Villain. Even moreso in the climax when, thanks to Runt bringing out more of her good side, Princess defies King's final attack order and retreats.
- Princess Aura in 1970s Flash Gordon animated movie, albeit her attraction towards Flash may affect her judgement.
Films — Live-Action
- In the Danish film Pusher 3, Serb druglord Milo's daughter clearly wears the pants in the family, ordering her flustered father around to prepare for her 25th birthday party. After Milo discovers that her boyfriend is an independent drug dealer and forces him to buy his product for distribution, his daughter finds out and hardballs his price down. What a family!
- Though we don't get to see them in action, Mr. Han from Enter the Dragon trained his daughters to be his most loyal guard. As Roper says upon finding out how tough they can be, "No one's more loyal than Daddy's little girl."
- Sky High: Gwen was raised by Stitches to be evil, and she absolutely hates whenever someone, including Stitches himself, points this out. Also a rare instance of the "little villain" rather than the "daddy" being the dominant partner. Although she was already evil to begin with.
- Yellowbeard: Triola, daughter of the greedy religious leader El Nebuloso.
- In Bulletproof Monk, Nina, who pretends to be a human rights activist, is the granddaughter of the Big Bad Nazi, who has been chasing the titular monk since World War II. She later tries to seduce the monk and has a Designated Girl Fight with Jade. She's enough of a badass that she has no problem breaking into a mansion owned by a Russian mobster.
- Daughter Of The Dragon has Fu Manchu's daughter, played by the stunning Anna May Wong.
- Conan the Barbarian (2011). Marique, witch daughter with Wolverine Claws of Khalar Zym.
- The Dark Knight Rises. Bane with Talia Al Ghul AKA Miranda Tate who wants to finish her Dad's Evil Plan because he was killed in the first movie.
- In The Smurfs 2, Smurfette is played up as this to her "father" Gargamel before her Heel–Face Turn, along with her "sister" Vexy, though to a lesser extent.
- Angela in Matchstick Men, who proves to be just as cunning of a Con Man as her father Roy. Justified as she is an actress playing a con against him.
- The Mask of Fu Manchu: Fah Lo is every bit as evil as her father, and is completely on board with making him the new Khan. See entry under Literature below.
- Ming's daughter Princess Aura in both the classic 30's Flash Gordon serials and the '80s Flash Gordon film, albeit in some versions she's not as cruel as her father and may even betray him in order to save Flash, who she (in all versions) lusts after him.
- Red Skull's daughter in Captain America (1990) has a prominent role as her father's henchwoman, assasin and right hand.
- Assassin's Creed (2016): Sophia Rikkin cooperates with her father in their quest for the Eden Apple of Granada, although she wants to "cure aggression" rather than Take Over the World it still boils down to The Evils of Free Will.
- Fah Lo Suee, the daughter of Fu Manchu embodies the "beautiful but at-least-as-evil-as-he" version of the evil mastermind's daughter.
- Sonia Steiglitz is the beautiful and sadistic Knife Nut daughter of the ex-CIA chief/archaeologist villain of The Takers, a modern Two Fisted Tale by Jerry Ahern.
"My mother would drink while my father was out searching for the damned Gladstone Log. Some nights she'd beat me because she couldn't love him. I'm twenty-six years old. I stopped playing with dolls twenty years ago. I taught myself to hurt things and feel nothing — all so I could be with him when he searched — be with him! It was never my mother — I don't know if he loved her. It was always finding the Gladstone Log...the power...the power he wanted..."
- Harry Dresden's nemesis Nichodemus has a daughter named Deirdre who is as evil and dangerous as him and apparently his lover too. The RPG refers to her as Daddy's Little Denarian in her character sheet.
- Lila Zacharov of The Curse Workers by Holly Black is the daughter of a manipulative, murdering crime boss, and wants nothing more than to be his heir. However, she's portrayed as more of an Anti Heroine than a villain.
- In William Shatner's novel Ashes Of Eden, the Big Bad's daughter has been brainwashed by her father into doing everything she can to kill Kirk. Why? Because her mother was killed by Klingons shortly before Kirk helped sign the peace treaty, preventing her father from exacting revenge on them. She opts to die with her father rather than let Kirk save her.
- Vestara Khai from Fate of the Jedi comes from a whole society of Sith, and both she and her father Gavar are major villains. Though for now, at least, she's in an Enemy Mine with Luke Skywalker and his son Ben against an Eldritch Abomination which is manipulating her people- and while Ves herself would be horrified at the idea, many fans hoped she'd make a genuine Heel–Face Turn before everything was over. Indeed, in Vortex, she saves Luke and Ben from the Sith. Twice. Also, this trope takes an interesting turn when Vestara killed Lord Taalon, who was "too far above her station", thus making her own father (and lots of other Sith) want to kill her. Afterwards, she decides to stick around and help Luke and Ben.
- Devereaux D'Orsay in (the last book of) Cinda Williams Chima's The Heir Chronicles is male, but he's still the spoiled, bratty, and thoroughly villainous (though handsome) child of one of the main villains.
- A Song of Ice and Fire
- Petyr Baelish is trying to get Alayne Stone/Sansa Stark to play this role, although there is much speculation as to where this will lead.
- Cersei wanted to be this to Tywin Lannister, but winds up as a rare female "Well Done, Son!" Guy instead, because Tywin would rather she adopt a more traditional female role as wife and mother to a king.
- Asha Greyjoy appears to be this while her father is alive, but after his death proves to have a much different and more sensible agenda.
- Phaidor, daughter of the Thern (White Martian) Priest King from the second and third John Carter of Mars novels. Her dad is the head of a planet-spanning Path of Inspiration which manipulates the other Martian races into being slaves and/or food for their people, and she's not only completely cool with it, she finds the idea of any other way of life unthinkable, and while she's attracted to Carter, it's mostly because he's badass and she's utterly dumbfounded by why he does the things he does. Then she gets a dose of Break the Haughty when she finds out that another Martian race, the First Born, are using the Therns the same way the Therns use everyone else, followed shortly by Carter exposing the whole thing and toppling it. Then her dad gets offed by the First Born warlord he'd been in a very tense Villain Team-Up with, and she avenges him before comitting suicide, though she does express repentence in her last moments.
- Belinda Contague in Glen Cook's Garrett, P.I. series.
- Angela Paco from The Vampire Files.
- Legacy of the Dragokin: Inverted as Kthonia is not at all evil and her daughter Sali-Ka is the Big Bad. Avenging The Villain kicks in when her daughter is killed.
- In Outlander Leander, Signe the Scraper is this. After her mother dies she fights to take over her crime ring despite being underage. She's involved in kidnapping, slavery and murder, and goes as far as to plan the assassination of one of the country's leaders.
- Although not related by blood, Dime Novel villain Zanoni the Woman Wizard was the ward of Dr Jack Quartz, the Arch-Enemy of Nick Carter.
- Opal Koboi in Artemis Fowl.
- In Vampire Academy, Natalie will do anything her father Victor Dashkov tells her to do. Even drastic things, like turning Strigoi to help him get out of prison. She is his chief agent in his campaign against Lissa.
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
- Despite not really being his daughter, Faith winds up very much playing this role to The Mayor in the third season — she's his loyal Dragon, of whom he is clearly protective. Her loyalty is based on him being the first (and possibly only) person who ever valued her just for being her (not using her or trying to change her). When he tells her that even if Buffy did a Face–Heel Turn, he'd still pick Faith over her, it's a weird but touchingly sincere moment that clearly means the world to her. Buffy sending her into a coma led to his one swear word and Buffy taunting him about said loss led to his defeat. Many scenes between Faith and the Mayor involved him acting very fatherly and tender, giving her gifts and general life advice (about respecting and valuing herself) alongside assassination missions. Nice little call back in both Season Seven and the Season Eight comics, showing that Faith remembers him fondly despite her Heel–Face Turn.
- Darla is this, if you remember that The Master is her sire.
- Drusilla is almost as evil as her beloved "Daddy." The two seem to have a lot in common, killing and making plans together, and in "Crush," Dru even shows Angelus' affinity for torture, while Spike prefers quick kills. Angelus even tells her "no one knows me like you do." Her betrayal of Spike for Angelus the moment he returns probably seals the deal. Of course, Dru and Angelus have been sleeping together since before Spike was born, but that's how vampire families seem to work.
- Game of Thrones:
- The show has a scene where Cersei is showing Crown Prince Joffrey how to be Mummy's little villain. Unfortunately, he takes her advice re: "you are king and can do whatever you want" very much to heart, while ignoring her lessons on prudent policy and government. Cersei herself seems to be trying to be this to her father Tywin, but unfortunately thanks to being a) a woman and b) not nearly as clever as she thinks she is, she doesn't get the appreciation she thinks she deserves.
- Yara Greyjoy is a straight example when she is eager to participate in her father's plan to attack the North, though she disobeys her father when she gets word of Theon's imprisonment by Ramsay Snow and sets out to take care of it herself.
- Alexandra Udinov was nearly an example in Nikita. She adored her Russian oligarch father and swore revenge against Division when they killed him. This trope is subverted when she realizes just how evil he was and that she was being groomed to take over him company. Though she still avenges his death, she gives away the company and continues helping Nikita against Division.
- Power Rangers
- In the Star Trek: The Original Series episode "The Conscience of the King," the daughter of a former villain in hiding uses their cover as a performing theater troupe to kill off the remaining witnesses to her father's previous crimes as a way of "protecting" him from recrimination. Her father is extremely displeased with her when he finds out, having hoped to start a legitimate new life in their cover identities, and appalled that the blood on his hands had irreversibly stained her as well.
- Young Dracula has Ingrid, the elder sister of the title character, who at least in the earlier seasons would love to be this. Unfortunately for her, her father is utterly sexist, and so despises and ignores her in favour of her White Sheep brother.
- There is a Jewish folktale about a merchant's son who fell in love with the daughter of the Demon-king Ashmodeus and while she aided him against her father, found that her spouse had a roving eye, and like Medea she killed his entire human family.
- Dungeons & Dragons has two prominent examples, both archdevils from the Nine Hells of Baator.
- Glasya is nothing less than the daughter of Asmodeus, Overlord of Hell. She went through a long rebellious phase, but then the two of them reached an accord and Glasya was given the sixth hell of Malbolge to rule over - her first act was to do some remodeling using the Hag Countess, the layer's previous ruler, as a building material. This act sent shockwaves through Hellish politics, reminding the other archdukes that Asmodeus could replace any of them at any time, particularly unnerving Levistus, the duke who murdered Glasya's mother, and Mammon, her on-again off-again paramour. As for Glasya herself, she's too busy these days to seduce paladins and other righteous mortals herself, but still enjoys promising a victim carnal delights beyond imagination only to instead rot the flesh from their bones with a horrible contagion.
- Lady Fierna is the nominal ruler of Phlegethos, though for most of her reign her dear father Belial wielded most of the power while Fierna enjoyed herself (often with him). But she's recently become best friends with Glasya and is taking a much more active role in governing, even setting up her own cultist and intelligence networks "just in case" of her father's sudden demise. Belial is smart enough to be very, very worried.
- Older Than Feudalism: Medea of Euripides' tragedy is an excellent illustration of what this character type is like when they are in love with the hero, and how just dangerous said characters are if you betray them. After Hera made her fall madly in love with Jason, in order to aid him she betrayed her father, cut her brother into several pieces to distract her father so Jason had more time to escape, and tricked Jason's cousins into murdering their father — Jason's usurping uncle. Jason promised to marry her, but when he changed his mind and abandoned the very powerful witch on an island to go marry someone else, she not only murdered her own children by Jason but had her revenge by magically incinerating Jason's wife. She's also a major Karma Houdini, since her fate was to become a goddess and get paired with some handsome hero in the Elysian Fields. Although it makes some sense as she was part-divine, and from her actions she was clearly following in the footsteps of the rest of that pantheon, and Jason himself was the one to blame for most of it.
- Harry Potter and the Cursed Child features the Augurey, a powerful Death Eater who's parents supported Voldemort during the first Wizarding War. The two Death Eaters never met their child, but the Augurey still feels an incredible closeness to them and seeks to destroy the Potters in their honor. The Augurey's status as an orphan also creates a Not So Different scenario for Harry Potter, who fights for good because his deceased parents did.
- Cindy Caine from Universal's Halloween Horror Nights is the demented and equally murder-happy daughter of The Caretaker, who serves as one of the event's main icons.
- Tabitha/Larissa from Advance Wars: Days of Ruin, who is Caulder's/Stolos' Dragon. She's also the most loyal to him (though not slavishly so; for some reason they seem to have a relatively normal father-daughter relationship).
- Nina Cortex, the niece of Dr. Neo Cortex (although it has been speculated that she may be his daughter) in the Crash Bandicoot series.
- Wendy O. Koopa from the Super Mario Bros. games, though Word of God says in modern games she's not directly related to Bowser. One of the Nintendo Adventure gamebooks centers around Wendy trying to be The Usurper by stealing her brothers' magic wands and combining them with her own to create a super-powered wand. She plans to use the wand to overthrow Bowser and rule the Koopas in his stead.
- Vanessa Van Cleef from World of Warcraft. Daughter of the head of the Defias gang Edwin Van Cleef, Vanessa watched her father be killed by the heroes of the Alliance. In Cataclysm, she was hell-bent on revenge, and the entire Westfall questline revolves around her desire for vengeance.
- You'd think Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord would feature this... but it doesn't, exactly. The current Darklord is all Evil Overlord, but according to the intro and the previous game, My Life As A King, her father was an Anti-Villain who just wanted to protect monsters and provide them a place to live in peace.. but was more than willing to kill those who stood in the way of this goal. So... she doesn't take after her father in that she's more unambiguously evil and less sympathetic than him.
- Elenor Lamb in the bad ending of BioShock 2.
- Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin plays with this: while Stella and Loretta aim to take down the heroes, they do it independently of Brauner, who insists they stay out of harm's way. They're also not his daughters, having been brainwashed to believe that Brauner is their father.
- The DragonFable villain Sepulchure (one of the more serious bad guys in the normally lighthearted game) is revealed to have a daughter during on the Elemental Orb storylines. You may think of her as an innocent baby, but that's only unless you haven't played AdventureQuest Worlds, AE's MMO, which shows her already a grown woman (or teenager, it's hard to tell) and takes over as the leader of the Evil faction in the game. The two even wear the same Doomknight◊ armor.
- Puchi Oguras #1 and #5 from Densetsu No Stafy 2.
- In Mystery Case Files: 13th Skull, the actual villain of the story has a disturbing little girl who is fully aware of and involved in their plan to use and then kill the protagonist.
- Final Fantasy X: Yunalesca being one of these to her father Yu Yevon is one of the reasons Spira is such a Crapsack World. Apparently she could have designed the Final Aeon to be able to permanently destroy Sin and Yu Yevon, but she just couldn't bring herself to kill what was left of her father and Zanarkand. Cue 1000 years of suffering.
- Mai Hem, Zhang Li's daughter in Perfect Dark Zero.
- Disgaea 2: Rosalyn believes herself to be one of these, but in reality she's the reincarnation of Lord Zenon, not his (or possibly her) daughter
- Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell: Satan has a daughter, Jezebel, who he's decided to marry off to the most powerful being in the universe, The Boss.
- She's only his daughter in name, but Mileena has this relationship with Shao Kahn in the Mortal Kombat games, especially in the altered timeline, where she becomes a twisted and evil sort of Daddy's Girl. Unfortunately, despite proving herself in her "father's" eyes, and becoming empress of the Outworld after his death, she becomes a poor one; in Mortal Kombat X she is almost universally hated, both by Earthrealm and Outworld natives alike.
- Olivia Mann to her father Gray in Team Fortress 2. She's completely willing to help her father take over Mann Co. and its Australium reserves, even if she's still in elementary school.
- The Adventures of Wiglaf and Mordred has one so interested in following in her father's footsteps as a henchman that she gets her new partner out of trouble with her dad by turning her dad on the hero. Hagen explains in the face of her new partner's incredulity with "What did you expect? I'm a henchman too, ya know."
- Lucrezia Mongfish from Girl Genius is equal parts this and Mad Scientist's Beautiful Daughter. Whether she ever did a Heel–Face Turn or not remains a matter of debate, even though she's sort of dead... and sort of not.
- Maybe half the girls in the Bad Seeds, the club at Whateley Academy in the Whateley Universe for children of supervillains. Jobe is the child of Gizmatic, and as such is now the heir apparent and princess of Karedonia.
- A The Universal Genre Savvy Guide list for henchmen of the Evil Overlord, includes a section for the "Wicked but Beautiful Daughter". It includes tips such as:
- Chaotrix, from Super Academy, is utterly obedient to her father and completely blind to that fact.
- Princess Azula in Avatar: The Last Airbender gets much more screen time than her similarly-evil progenitor. She also serves as a foil to her brother, Zuko, succeeding repeatedly where he fails and eventually failing spectacularly, miserably, where he succeeds.
- In Sequel Series The Legend of Korra:
- Rava from Galtar and the Golden Lance is even more full of scheming and betrayal than her uncle Tormak.
- Kitten, the daughter of Killer Moth in Teen Titans. She steals her father's technology purely to create mayhem and get Robin's attention, and when her boyfriend Fang dumps her she latches on to Robin purely as a trophy boyfriend to make Fang jealous. She unleashes a horde of man eating moths on the city. Her Evil Plan is a partial success; Fang does come back to her and profess his love, but they both end up in jail at the end.
- Shreeky from the Care Bears series is a different type. She is spoiled and bratty. As a villain, she and Beastly act like a Terrible Trio (with No Heart being the leader).
- From Dave the Barbarian, Princess Urmaplotz is a parody of the concept, as well as the Princess Classic.
- Cerina in Skysurfer Strike Force.
- Goldie, Goldfinger's daughter in James Bond Jr.
- Charmcaster has this sort of relationship with her uncle Hex in Ben 10.
- In The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, Beautiful Gorgeous, the Femme Fatale daughter of Professor Finbar Calamitous, constantly bickers with daddy when they scheme together. Their one mission together involved kidnapping Action Hero (real and TV star) Jet Fusion.
- Phineas and Ferb's resident Mad Scientist, Dr. Doofenshmirtz, likes to think that his daughter Vanessa is this. While she was completely unreceptive to the idea at first, later episodes seem to hint that she might be heading in that direction after all, even if she still denies it.
- Played completely straight with Creeping Ivy, daughter of Thorn, in Herself The Elf. She also shares her father's competency and motivation, to the delight of the protagonists. The extremes to which she takes after her father in personality are surprising when one considers that she is also The Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter.
- Code Name Kids Next Door
- Numbuh 86 is not this. She's extremely unpleasant, is feared by everyone, and is the daughter of Mr. Boss...who happens to be the bad guys' leader. However, she herself is one of the good guys' leaders. This doesn't stop her from getting along with her Dad, though.
- The female Delightful Children could count as an adopted variation of this trope.
- The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 amps up this tendency in Bowser's daughter Wendy O. Koopa, as mentioned in the Video Games folder. Bowser lets all of his kids wreak havoc in the episodes where they appear, but is particularly adoring of his only daughter.
- Princess Morbucks on The Powerpuff Girls. Her daddy virtually finances all her schemes. (Although, he himself has never been known to do anything evil other than that.)
- Demona from Gargoyles would like to turn her daughter into this. It's not happening.
- Even though it's not a biological relation (Programs do not have families in the way humans do), the dynamic between General Tesler and his more sympathetic Dragon Paige has shades of this in TRON: Uprising, with a side order of Deconstruction. Tesler clearly prefers Paige over Pavel (who isn't very good about disguising the fact he'd like to stab Tesler in the back and take charge), and acts like a mentor to her. Paige believes Tesler saved her life from an ambush by Isos, and gave her a new function as a soldier when her medical facility was destroyed. The reality is that Tesler slaughtered his way through the medical center, killing all of Paige's "family" to discredit the Isos. Paige was only spared because Quorra knocked her out, making Paige think she'd been ambushed. That, and Paige's talent for combat impressed Tesler enough that he found her useful. If she weren't useful to him, he'd de-rez her in a picosecond and not feel a whit of remorse.
- Samurai Jack; Aku seems thrilled with the idea of having a daughter and a heir once he discovers his dark magic sired Ashi, especially when he is able to control her and use her as a weapon against Jack. Sadly, Ashi does not approve, and is helpless to resist as he controls her like a puppet.
- The Evil Overlord List recommends that if an evil overlord ends up having kids, make them get involved in the family business early and shower them with love. That way when the hero shows up you have a no-win situation for them: they either kill the evil overlord in front of his little girl and walk away a lot less morally upstanding, or convince said little girl to come with them (at which point she pulls out her little gun and shoots him in the kneecap).