'''Basic Trope''': Evil and/or incompetent woman as queen.
* '''Straight''': Queen Alice oppresses her people and is extremely vain.
* '''Exaggerated''': The kingdom has a long line of queens with nicknames like "the terrible" and "the castrating."
* '''Downplayed''': Queen Alice can be a bit hot-tempered and heavy-handed, and she's certainly made a few bad choices as queen, but the story has GreyAndGrayMorality and she's basically doing the best she can.
* '''Justified''':
** ''All'' females in the setting are portrayed as evil.
** [[GoodRepublicEvilEmpire All monarchs in the story are are portrayed as evil.]]
** The only way Queen Alice could have become queen was if she [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority fought her way to the top]]. Naturally, she continues to act cruelly to keep power.
** Queen Alice rules in a traditionally male-dominated society which distrusts women with power and sees benevolence as weakness. In order to gain respect (and survive) she must prove herself to be twice as cold-hearted and ruthless as her male counterparts and rivals.
** Queen Alice is DrunkOnPower.
** Queen Alice is from a RoyallyScrewedUp family.
** Queen Alice was evil before becoming queen, so it isn't surprising that she continued to be evil after becoming queen.
* '''Inverted''': TheHighQueen
* '''GenderFlipped''': EvilOverlord.
* '''Subverted''': Queen Alice seems to be a tyrannical bitch, [[TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask but is actually doing what she does out of genuine concern for her people.]]
* '''Double Subverted''': Queen Alice explains that she is acting out of concern for her people, but when push comes to shove she's willing to make them suffer for her own gain.
* '''Parodied''': As a [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses princess]], Alice was fine -- but once she becomes the queen, she turns into a terror.
* '''Zig Zagged''':
** Queen Alice ''is'' wicked but does something noble, but only because it serves her ends as well.
** Queen Alice has BlueAndOrangeMorality.
* '''Averted''': There is no queen or the queen is not in power.
* '''Enforced''': The story is HistoricalFiction, based on a piece of history where there really was a cruel, tyrannical queen.
%% Enforced means the trope occurs for a reason OTHER THAN the author wanting to include it.
* '''Lampshaded''': "People are oppressed, and Black Guards look ''too'' [[EvilIsSexy sexy and studly]]. Must be an Evil Queen."
* '''Implied''': There are {{Cryptic Background Reference}}s to Queen Alice, and it ''seems'' like ''maybe'' she's tyrannical, but honestly we don't know.
* '''Invoked''': EvilPrince, Bob decides to [[UnholyMatrimony marry an evil woman]], so that when he's king, she'll have absolutely no problem with his abuse of power. King Bob and Queen Alice become an evil RulingCouple.
* '''Exploited''': In an attempt to halve the competition, a group of misogynist {{aristocrats|AreEvil}} (who are among those eligible to take up the throne) use the queen's tyrannical reign to justify why women should not be allowed to rule.
* '''Defied''':
** Queen Alice is naturally mean-spirited, but forces herself to be nice since she doesn't want to come across as evil or oppressive.
** Those around Princess Alice dread the day of the her coronation and ascent to the throne because of this trope, but when the day comes she [[SheIsTheKing proclaims herself king]].
** A system is set up so that women are fairly, but just as strictly, evaluated before deciding who gets to rule the country.
* '''Discussed''':
** "Yes, that's Queen Alice. She's evil."
** A StrawMisogynist states "She's a woman in power, of course she's evil!" about the queen.
* '''Conversed''': "Why is the Queen always evil in these shows?"
* '''Deconstructed''':
** Queens are all evil, but mainly because the society is so horribly sexist that mind-warping abuse is heaped on young women to the point that anyone who gets into power is driven by a combination of vengeance and possibly insanity.
** Alternately, she isn't quite as evil in comparison to your typical ruler of the period locale, but she gets a bad reputation precisely because society is sexist and she's a woman--things that a male king could get away with are considered "atrocities" when she commits them because women are supposed to be gentle.
* '''Reconstructed''':
** Queen Alice's wickedness is part of the Machiavellian MagnificentBastard traits that got her to the throne in the first place, given that it's a male-dominated medieval setting. A nicer woman would never have made it.
** Or even in a society with gender equality, only a few women would prefer ruling the country, only to get ousted by that wicked woman, together with the rest of the men.
Back to GodSaveUsFromTheQueen. Or else, OFF WITH YOUR HEAD!!!
%% Optional items, added after Conversed, at your discretion:
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%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???
%%* '''Played For Drama''': ???