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- Mashiro Blan de Windbloom from the Mai-Otome and Mai-Otome Zwei series.
- Kotetsu from The Adventures of Kotetsu.
- Evangeline and Anya from Mahou Sensei Negima!.
- Shinku from Rozen Maiden 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 Girls und Panzer is a highschooler about half the size of every other character with a personality best described as channelling Stalin's ghost.
- While Nami of One Piece is older than most examples (18 years, 20 after the Time Skip), 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 a young woman), who's enough of a Spoiled Brat that she routinely bosses her minder around, even though he's one of the top 3 executives. There is a good reason for the family to keep her safe though; her Devil Fruit power to make enemies into toys and Ret Gone them from people's memories has helped keep a lot of the Family's secrets hidden.
- Nonon Jakuzure of Kill la Kill looks like a petite Rose-Haired Sweetie 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 a snake.
- Dalian from Bibliotheca Mystica de Dantalian 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 Aria the Scarlet Ammo'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 she'll make you full of airholes. She also gets very jealous whenever Kinji gets too close to another girl.
- Ikkyu Tensai from Ryuugajou Nanana No Maizoukin is a combination of this trope and Sherlock Homage. While she has a tendency to boss other people around, it manifests most often when she's trying to show off her genius.
- 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 deconstruction of the trope — her stature and lack of curves screw up badly her sense of self-worth, thus her aggressive approach to other people (which is combined with other factors) turns her into a kid with deep emotional scars.
- The Twelve Kingdoms 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.
- Louise from The Familiar of Zero is super-agressive, prone to violent outbursts and fond of physical abuse, near-exclusively towards her familiar Saito. She's also very short and Compensating for Something, namely her A-Cup Angst.
- Jane Turner from Onegai! Samia-don 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 sent the Psammead into fits since her tears could potentially kill him.
- Tatsumaki (Tornado) from One-Punch Man. Only problems? She's 28, the older of two sisters and the second best hero around. She believes she's compensating for her younger sister, Fubuki (Blizzard), but Fubuki is quite capable in her own right.
- Lucy from Peanuts.
Films — Animation
- Darla Dimple, the villain of Cats Don't Dance.
Films — Live-Action
- In Remember the Titans, pretty little blonde Sheryl Yoast yells at the football players as she assists her father coach.
- In David Eddings' The Belgariad, C'Nedra is one of the rare teenage examples.
- Mary from The Secret Garden, 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 Spoiled Brat.
- The Dresden Files:
- 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 chopped the head of an elder vampire and didn't stop to break a sweat. 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 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.
- And I Darken 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.
- Bernadette in The Big Bang Theory. She's under 5 ft but still scares the bejesus of her friends, husband, and co-workers (this includes her boss).
- The Stargate Atlantis episode "Harmony" has the eponymous Royal Brat.
- Several of the not-yet school-aged divas on Toddlers & Tiaras. One show had a 4-year-old ordering her mother around and haranguing her for not doing things right. Cut to the Confession Cam as her mother praises the behavior for showing her daughter's "dominance".
- Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger: 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 Criminal Minds 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 Masterchef Junior US shows this when she was the loudest cheerleader during the whipping cream challenge.
- Mad Men: While not as scary and commanding as her taller work peers Joan Holloway Harris and Don Draper can get, 5'3" Peggy Olson went from a Shrinking Violet Secretary to a commanding to the point of prickliness Copy Chief.
- Etna from Disgaea, a relatively young demon, is an abusive Bad Boss to Prinnies, particularly in their spinoff series Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero?.
- Midna from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess 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 save her from death that she starts growing up.
- Little Miss Snarker Nah from Fire Emblem Awakening is the shortest and among the youngest of the Future Children group, and despite being a good person at heart, due to several insecurities and issues that come from her and her friends growing up in a Crapsack World she can also be very awkward, bossy and pushy. 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.
- Ilyasviel von Einsbern from Fate/stay night is very bossy toward her servant Berserker, and even to Shirou.
- Katamari features 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'.
- Bad Moon Rising has Madison, who is noticeably shorter than almost everyone else in the cast, and gleefully bullies everyone about to get what she wants.
- Louise Belcher from Bob's Burgers.
- Penelope and Olivia from Family Guy.
- Sarah from Ed, Edd 'n' Eddy, who is one of the most violent members of the Cul-de-sac, and about the second smallest overall.
- Princess from The Powerpuff Girls. 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 Rocket Power. Dear god, she is violent...
- Pistol on Goof Troop. 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 Avatar: The Last Airbender 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 Drill Sergeant Nasty in the process and nicknames him "twinkletoes" soon after meeting him. And she hasn't changed her demeanor in The Legend of Korra.
- Mandy from The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy 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 Making Fiends.