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11:03:43 PM Nov 17th 2012
edited by Waterlily
How important is it for these characters to be popular? It seems like many examples are either never actually said to be popular or are disliked by most people (and the hero seems to be more popular). Is it enough if they just act superior?
08:43:41 AM Sep 15th 2012
This trope should not have a "Real Life" folder and should be added to the "No Real Life Examples, Please!" folder.

Yes, girls like this do exist in real life, unfortunately; however, the Alpha Bitch trope easily falls under several "Evil" tropes, and the usual site policy is not to call real life people evil.
05:33:54 AM Apr 12th 2012
The redirect has more than 1000 inbounds. No reason to cut.
07:40:29 PM Dec 4th 2011
Why was this renamed?
04:49:45 AM Dec 5th 2011
Because someone pushed the argument that not all readers would be familiar with the name "Libby", or willing to read the first paragraph to find out what the trope was about before using it. If you feel that means this site is in a race to the bottom as far as standards go, well that is up to you. But non-instant recognition was the reason.
09:03:40 PM Dec 8th 2011
I'm shocked it went through - but I approve. The Libby reference was just not widely enough known. Even know I ... can't remember the trope namer. (Now if it had been The Cordelia...)
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