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The trumpets blare announcing her entry. She holds up her hand and the crowd goes silent. The masses before her make way as the princess parades down the aisle.

Oh, wait -- this is ''HighSchool''.

A scene where the AlphaBitch approaches her [[DorkHorseCandidate target]] in a school hallway full of students. The students, immediately acknowledging her presence, will move out of the way for her, creating a clean path right through the middle of the crowd. When the AlphaBitch is finished chewing out her victim, she will exit, and the path behind her will close up as quickly as it appeared. It's almost like she's parting the Red Sea herself.

Often combined with a PowerWalk, to really get the point across.

Occurs in a lot of shows with middle/high school as the main setting, where social hierarchy is king, and the AlphaBitch is next in line. The CoolLoser is usually the one at the end of path.

Compare BitchAlert for the usual non-HighSchool version.


[[folder: Anime & Manga]]
* On ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt,'' when the girls are forced to root out a ghost in a high school, the AlphaBitch Barbie makes her entrance this way. It fails to impress Panty and Stocking.

* ''Film/HighSchoolMusical'': After seeing the call-backs for the school's musical, the character Sharpay storms off in a rampage. The students jump out of the way for her, one even mentioning that she's an [[DefrostingIceQueen "Ice Queen"]].
* In ''Film/HarrietTheSpy'', Marion Hawthorne, the school's RichBitch, likes to do this in front of the titular character.
* ''Film/MeanGirls'': Parodied and subverted. Cady stumbles into a trash can while doing this.
* Shelby and her GirlPosse from ''Film/ACinderellaStory.'' They snap at people to move aside as they walked.
* ''Film/{{Jawbreaker}}'', complete with slow motion and soundtrack.
* ''Film/NotAnotherTeenMovie'': Parodies ''Film/{{Jawbreaker}}'', complete with original soundtrack.
* ''Film/TheCraft'': The main four girls get to do this once, when they really start getting into their powers. It's even in slow-motion and set to some AwesomeMusic. Played with in that they're actually the school's ''outcasts'' and it's possible that people move out of the way to ''avoid'' them.

* In ''Literature/DorkDiaries'', Nikki nearly gets herself killed as she makes her way through the hallway to her locker. Just as she finally gets there, [[EstablishingCharacterMoment a path immediately clears for]] [[AlphaBitch [=MacKenzie=]]], as people shout out compliments to her. When [=MacKenzie=] walks up to the locker right next to Nikki's, Nikki immediately knows that she's going to have a bad school year.
* A non-High School version of this gets lampshaded and subverted ([[Creator/TerryPratchett surprise, surprise]]) in ''Discworld/MakingMoney''. [[SpoiledBrat Pucci]] [[SmugSnake Lavish]] attempts to make an impressive entrance to rain on Moist von Lipwig's parade, and Moist can clearly see what effect she's ''trying'' for, with her menacing bodyguards parting the crowd so she can sweep forward in her regal gown with her little dogs at her heel, but she's underestimated just how thick the crowd would be, and it's physically incapable of parting for her at the necessary speed for her to "sweep" in properly. [[spoiler: It gets worse for her when Moist spectacularly turns the tables on her attempt to discredit him, and she ends up making a complete fool of herself while getting Moist a lot of free publicity. The encounter ends with her demonstrating that however untalented she may be when it comes to "majestically sweeping in", she more than makes up for it with her expertise in the "flouncing off in a huff" department.]]


* Occurs in an episode of ''Series/HannahMontana''. Once the AlphaBitch makes her grand exit out of the cafeteria, everyone else in the cafeteria thunders out after her.
* Alisha from ''Series/{{Misfits}}'' gets one of these moments, only it's in a nightclub not high school. Plus the scene was interspersed with shots of her [[SexMontage having sex with several of the guys]] who step aside to let her pass.
* ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch''
** In one episode, Sabrina enters AlphaBitch Libby's dream to see her dreaming of students moving aside for her, including two boys lying down over a spill on the floor and letting Libby walk over their back. Sabrina then remarks that it happened that day at school, realising that "every day at school is a dream come true for Libby".
** In another episode, where Sabrina gets Libby's personality, she imagines herself in an actual [[PimpedOutDress princess dress]] walking through the school with students handing her plaques and awards.
* Happens in the ''Series/{{Bones}}'' episode "The Girl with the Curl." The other girls in Briana Swanson's dance class act this way towards her (and hate her) because "Briana was the Queen."
* Kazashiro Miu in ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'' even got her own {{leitmotif}} (based on [[Film/KillBill Battle without Honor or Humanity]]!) to go with this. [[spoiler:Until graduation from high school and CharacterDevelopment set in.]]

* ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'': In a college setting, Galinda's entrance to "Dear Old Shiz," complete with her own pause in the musical number. The book version wished she had one.
* ''Theatre/{{Heathers}}'': the Heathers make this kind of entrance in the song "Beautiful." After that, in the same song, the Heathers give Veronica a makeover and the four (the three Heathers and Veronica) make an entrance in the same manner.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Played with in ''WebVideo/TheGuild'', season 2. Codex, Tinkerballa, and Clara attempt to do this at a party (also in SlowMotion), but have a few uncaring people walk across their path. The reactions on the girls' faces are more than amusing.


* The mysterious forest in ''{{Webcomic/Falconhyrste}}'' is home to strange magical beings, including a demon that rises out of the ground.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'': Courtney Gripling along with Miranda. In another episode, Ginger and her friends helped a girl named Hope become even more popular than Courtney for a bit, so she often indulged in this as well.
* Paulina from ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''. More specifically, she gets all the males distracted.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents''... [-[[RecycledInSpace IN A SCHOOL BUS!]]-]