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* ''[[VideoGame/Hiveswap Hiveswap]]'' not only has Her Imperious Condescension as per being in ''{{WebComic/Homestuck}}'' canon, but the heiress Trizza, who actually controls most of the planet, is pretty damn evil. (unlike ''Homestuck'''s heiress Feferi).


** The outpost city of Venturia essentially fell apart during Queen Clea's reign, prompting her attack on nearby Aurania. Later exiled from Venturia, she tried to become Queen of Skartaris, nearly destroying that country in the process.

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** The outpost city of Venturia essentially fell apart during Queen Clea's reign, prompting her attack on nearby Aurania. Later exiled from Venturia, she tried to become Queen of Skartaris, [[ComicBook/TheWarlord Skartaris]], nearly destroying that country in the process.

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* ''Franchise/WonderWoman'':
** Queen Atomia is of the horrifically evil variety rather than incompetent as it's implied she created her own country and she rules over it with an iron fist, forcing all of her [[SlaveMooks unwilling subjects]] through [[BodyHorror horrific]] [[MookMaker experiments]].
** The outpost city of Venturia essentially fell apart during Queen Clea's reign, prompting her attack on nearby Aurania. Later exiled from Venturia, she tried to become Queen of Skartaris, nearly destroying that country in the process.

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* The Black Queen from the Wiki/SCPFoundation is not an actual queen, neither is she directly evil, but she's actively working against the "protagonists" of the Foundation.

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***[[spoiler: In the penultimate episode of Season 8, Daenerys finally goes berserk and burns down all of King's Landing with Drogon, incinerating soldiers and innocents alike while her Dothraki and Unsullied troops go on an uncontrolled killing spree. Even ''Cersei'' is horrified.]]


TheGoodKingdom: A lovely, wealthy country ruled by [[TheGoodKing a benevolent king]], [[TheWisePrince a wise prince]], and [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses a fair princess]] [[HundredPercentAdorationRating loved by the populace]]. But what's that? There's a ''queen''? Oh brother, we're in trouble.

While kings and princes can be [[TheWisePrince good]] ''or'' [[TheEvilPrince evil]], and [[PrinceCharming nice]] or [[PrinceCharmless mean]], and princesses are (almost) [[AlwaysLawfulGood always good]], queens tend to be the royalty version of AlwaysChaoticEvil. Restrained by a competent king (or in a setting where the queen's ''only'' role is to produce an heir to the throne), this usually doesn't show, but once a queen is ''in charge'', things get nasty. Either the king is missing or died in an accident--the queen might have [[BlackWidow helped things along herself]]--or he's easily manipulated for some reason. Note that there ''are'' good queens in fiction, [[MissingMom but they normally don't stay around for very long, or at all]]. And this trope comes into play whether they are ruling in their own right or as regents for [[AChildShallLeadThem the under-age king]]. (The latter group tends to fall under MyBelovedSmother, as well.)

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TheGoodKingdom: A lovely, wealthy country ruled by [[TheGoodKing a benevolent king]], [[TheWisePrince a wise prince]], and [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses a fair princess]] [[HundredPercentAdorationRating loved by the populace]]. But what's that? There's a ''queen''? Oh Oh, brother, we're in trouble.

While kings and princes can be [[TheWisePrince good]] ''or'' [[TheEvilPrince evil]], and [[PrinceCharming nice]] or [[PrinceCharmless mean]], and princesses are (almost) [[AlwaysLawfulGood always good]], queens tend to be the royalty version of AlwaysChaoticEvil. Restrained by a competent king (or in a setting where the queen's ''only'' role is to produce an heir to the throne), this usually doesn't show, but once a queen is ''in charge'', things get nasty. Either the king is missing or died in an accident--the accident -- the queen might have [[BlackWidow helped things along herself]]--or he's easily manipulated for some reason. Note that there ''are'' good queens in fiction, [[MissingMom but they normally don't stay around for very long, or at all]]. And this trope comes into play whether they are ruling in their own right or as regents for [[AChildShallLeadThem the under-age king]]. (The latter group tends to fall under MyBelovedSmother, as well.)



There is a notable difference in how queens are portrayed depending on how they came to be queen. Queens who became queen because their late father the king had no sons are ''usually'' exempt from this trope, by virtue of being the [[RightfulKingReturns "rightful heir"]]. Her [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain sexist adversaries]] may view her as this, but the narration will usually be on her side, in the style of YouGoGirl Meanwhile, queens who become queens by marrying kings and/or [[MotherMakesYouKing getting their sons on the throne]] are ''very'' likely to fall under this trope. Why? Because AmbitionIsEvil. Also, she likely became queen by marrying a king as a HotConsort, and [[TheVamp seductresses]] [[MadonnaWhoreComplex are evil]]--and she is probably suspected of being a LadyMacbeth.

If the evil queen is in charge of a HiveMind, she is by definition a HiveQueen. Also overlaps with {{Matriarchy}} (particularly the Straw Matriarchy) and sometimes EvilMatriarch. In terms of the ranks of AuthorityTropes, the tropes that are equal are TheHighQueen (her SisterTrope and GoodCounterpart), TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask, SheIsTheKing, TheGoodKing and PresidentEvil. The next step up is TheEmperor. Also compare TheCaligula.

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There is a notable difference in how queens are portrayed depending on how they came to be queen. Queens who became queen because their late father the king had no sons are ''usually'' exempt from this trope, by virtue of being the [[RightfulKingReturns "rightful heir"]]. Her [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain sexist adversaries]] may view her as like this, but the narration will usually be on her side, in the style of YouGoGirl Meanwhile, queens who become queens by marrying kings and/or [[MotherMakesYouKing getting their sons on the throne]] are ''very'' likely to fall under this trope. Why? Because AmbitionIsEvil. Also, she likely became queen by marrying a king as a HotConsort, and [[TheVamp seductresses]] [[MadonnaWhoreComplex are evil]]--and she is probably suspected of being a LadyMacbeth.

If the evil queen is in charge of a HiveMind, she is by definition a HiveQueen. Also overlaps with {{Matriarchy}} (particularly the Straw Matriarchy) and sometimes EvilMatriarch. In terms of the ranks of AuthorityTropes, the tropes that are equal are TheHighQueen (her SisterTrope and GoodCounterpart), TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask, SheIsTheKing, TheGoodKing TheGoodKing, and PresidentEvil. The next step up is TheEmperor. Also compare TheCaligula.



** Her step daughter Charlotte is not a bad person and would have been TheHighQueen if [[spoiler:the nation didn't get invaded by Kushan on her first day]] and then things went downhill. [[spoiler: Charlotte recently married the love of her life, Griffith. Looks like he finally got his kingdom. And that surely counts as things going even further downhill. For her and her kingdom both.]]

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** Her step daughter stepdaughter Charlotte is not a bad person and would have been TheHighQueen if [[spoiler:the nation didn't get invaded by Kushan on her first day]] and then things went downhill. [[spoiler: Charlotte recently married the love of her life, Griffith. Looks like he finally got his kingdom. And that surely counts as things going even further downhill. For her and her kingdom both.]]



* Done full on with the Queen of Shaluda in ''Knight Princess'' (not the same manga as ''Manga/PrincessKnight''). She ordered [[spoiler: the first prince to be tried for treason on trumped up charges and killed an entire tribe of secret guards for fear they would harm her son, the second prince]].
* Maestro Delphine of ''Anime/LastExile'' in all but name. Sadistic, FingerLickinEvil and then some. On the other hand when [[spoiler:Sophia, who was First Officer on the Sylvana]] becomes empress, she's got the hallmarks of [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething a good ruler]], though she had the princess thing going for her.

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* Done full on with the Queen of Shaluda in ''Knight Princess'' (not the same manga as ''Manga/PrincessKnight''). She ordered [[spoiler: the first prince to be tried for treason on trumped up trumped-up charges and killed an entire tribe of secret guards for fear they would harm her son, the second prince]].
* Maestro Delphine of ''Anime/LastExile'' in all but name. Sadistic, FingerLickinEvil and then some. On the other hand hand, when [[spoiler:Sophia, who was First Officer on the Sylvana]] becomes empress, she's got the hallmarks of [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething a good ruler]], though she had the princess thing going for her.



** Shogun Tsunayoshi (a GenderFlip of the RealLife Tsunayoshi) is seen as this in due to the economy tanking, her very unpopular Edicts for Compassion for Living Beings (which made it a crime to harm dogs, who ran wild and brought disease), her equally unpopular ruling on UsefulNotes/The47Ronin's actions (compounded by the fact that they were mostly men in a Japan where the male population was only a quarter of the female population), being surrounded by ineffective councilors, hoarding men to serve as her concubines even after she was past the age to conceive, and finally delaying her decision on who to name her heir because her father disagreed with the popular choice on the grounds that she was the granddaughter of his hated rival.
*** The sad thing is as a person she's not really that bad: selfish, certainly, but well meaning, but the death of her only child really unhinged her and led to her getting pushed out of politics by her ineffective councilors to concentrate on baby-making. Her greatest fault is an eagerness to please her father, which is what led to the Edicts and the delay in naming her heir. Not to mention it wasn't ''her'' fault a famine occurred during her reign either. The ''really'' sad thing is Tsunayoshi knows she's hated and would have welcomed TheKingslayer to kill her. [[spoiler: It's unclear if she got her Mercy Kill or if the Woman Scorned trope motivated her murder at Yoshiyasu's hands.]]

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** Shogun Tsunayoshi (a GenderFlip of the RealLife Tsunayoshi) is seen as this in is due to the economy tanking, her very unpopular Edicts for Compassion for Living Beings (which made it a crime to harm dogs, who ran wild and brought disease), her equally unpopular ruling on UsefulNotes/The47Ronin's actions (compounded by the fact that they were mostly men in a Japan where the male population was only a quarter of the female population), being surrounded by ineffective councilors, hoarding men to serve as her concubines even after she was past the age to conceive, and finally delaying her decision on who to name her heir because her father disagreed with the popular choice on the grounds that she was the granddaughter of his hated rival.
*** The sad thing is as a person she's not really that bad: selfish, certainly, but well meaning, well-meaning, but the death of her only child really unhinged her and led to her getting pushed out of politics by her ineffective councilors to concentrate on baby-making. Her greatest fault is an eagerness to please her father, which is what led to the Edicts and the delay in naming her heir. Not to mention it wasn't ''her'' fault a famine occurred during her reign either. The ''really'' sad thing is Tsunayoshi knows she's hated and would have welcomed TheKingslayer to kill her. [[spoiler: It's unclear if she got her Mercy Kill or if the Woman Scorned trope motivated her murder at Yoshiyasu's hands.]]



** Galaxia is an evil queen in all but name. Queen of the ''galaxy'' to be exact; she's been conquering or destroying planets off-screen for quite awhile and when Stars starts, Earth's the only place she hasn't visited yet. She not only [[HeroKiller kills heroes]] but also [[BadBoss her own subordinates]] (this was ''highly'' unusual in the manga). Her ultimate goal is [[spoiler:to use the Silver Crystal to destroy Chaos and remake the galaxy with her as its ruler]].

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** Galaxia is an evil queen in all but name. Queen of the ''galaxy'' to be exact; she's been conquering or destroying planets off-screen for quite awhile a while and when Stars starts, Earth's the only place she hasn't visited yet. She not only [[HeroKiller kills heroes]] but also [[BadBoss her own subordinates]] (this was ''highly'' unusual in the manga). Her ultimate goal is [[spoiler:to use the Silver Crystal to destroy Chaos and remake the galaxy with her as its ruler]].



** Yoko's predecessor Queen Joukaku. [[spoiler:Even though her reign only lasted six years, not only did she ''not'' want to be queen in the first place due to crippling insecurity, but she fell in love with her ''kirin'' Keiki, killing every other woman that crossed their path out of jealously. But she redeemed herself by sacrificing herself to not let Keiki die when her bad ruler-ship ''literally'' caused him to get sick]].

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** Yoko's predecessor Queen Joukaku. [[spoiler:Even though her reign only lasted six years, not only did she ''not'' want to be queen in the first place due to crippling insecurity, but she fell in love with her ''kirin'' Keiki, killing every other woman that crossed their path out of jealously.jealousy. But she redeemed herself by sacrificing herself to not let Keiki die when her bad ruler-ship ''literally'' caused him to get sick]].



* The aptly named Death Queen in ''ComicBook/LadyDeath'' is an absolutely insane ruler who dethrones the titular character and rules the {{Hell}} with iron fist, and turns into an OmnicidalManiac as her madness progresses. To make matters worse, she is also revealed to be the [[spoiler:[[LukeIAmYourFather the heroine's mother]].]]

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* The aptly named Death Queen in ''ComicBook/LadyDeath'' is an absolutely insane ruler who dethrones the titular character and rules the {{Hell}} with an iron fist, and turns into an OmnicidalManiac as her madness progresses. To make matters worse, she is also revealed to be the [[spoiler:[[LukeIAmYourFather the heroine's mother]].]]



-->'''Celestia''': I need you to kill my pet bird, Philomena, for me. Well, I'd do it myself, but the animal rights groups have been giving me a lot of trouble, and also some letter bombs. They told me to treat the animals like I would treat a pony, but I told them I already do. Apparently that's something the police want to talk to me about as well.

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-->'''Celestia''': I need you to kill my pet bird, Philomena, for me. Well, I'd do it myself, but the animal rights groups have been giving me a lot of trouble, and also some letter bombs. They told me to treat the animals like I would treat a pony, but I told them I already do. Apparently Apparently, that's something the police want to talk to me about as well.



---> '''Twilight''':(while having an emotional break down): Then she tore out all of Mrs. Buzzie's stuffing and stuffed her with sliced bread! And said, "I guess you owe me." Then told me to right a three hundred page paper on what that meant and '''I DIDN'T KNOW!!!''' (sobbing) Does anyone have any whisky.. or maybe some paint thinner.

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---> '''Twilight''':(while having an emotional break down): Then she tore out all of Mrs. Buzzie's stuffing and stuffed her with sliced bread! And said, "I guess you owe me." Then told me to right write a three hundred page paper on what that meant and '''I DIDN'T KNOW!!!''' (sobbing) Does anyone have any whisky.. whisky... or maybe some paint thinner. thinner?



* In ''Webcomic/RecallTheTimeOfNoReturn'', Empress Twilight Sparkle appears to have become this 1000 years into the future, and is responsible for suffering all across her kingdom.

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* In ''Webcomic/RecallTheTimeOfNoReturn'', Empress Twilight Sparkle appears to have become this 1000 years into the future, future and is responsible for suffering all across her kingdom.



* ''Fanfic/KingdomOfIsolation'' is a ''Frozen'' AlternateUniverseFic where Elsa becomes one of these after Anna's murder. She undergoes a SanitySlippage and thinks (or at least pretends, as Kristoff theorizes) that snow-people are her family and people. Outside of her ice castle, Arendelle is freezing to death and its spreading to neighboring kingdoms. With Elsa unwilling to unfreeze Arendelle, Kristoff has to kill her to free the land.

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* ''Fanfic/KingdomOfIsolation'' is a ''Frozen'' AlternateUniverseFic where Elsa becomes one of these after Anna's murder. She undergoes a SanitySlippage and thinks (or at least pretends, as Kristoff theorizes) that snow-people are her family and people. Outside of her ice castle, Arendelle is freezing to death and its it's spreading to neighboring kingdoms. With Elsa unwilling to unfreeze Arendelle, Kristoff has to kill her to free the land.



* Played with in ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt''. The Queen is a loving mother to both Ramses and Moses, and doesn't care at all that Moses was a Hebrew child that washed up in a basket. On the other hand, from the perspective of the Hebrew slaves, none of the Egyptian royal family is particularly sympathetic or kind.

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* Played with in ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt''. The Queen is a loving mother to both Ramses and Moses, Moses and doesn't care at all that Moses was a Hebrew child that washed up in a basket. On the other hand, from the perspective of the Hebrew slaves, none of the Egyptian royal family is particularly sympathetic or kind.



* In ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' Galadriel is most definitely TheHighQueen and a good gal--but she refuses to go by that title, or even be acknowledged as the ruler of Lórien. The reason she refuses royal titles is because she and her husband feel that Lórien is merely a place they are guarding, not ruling. The only moment when she does call herself a Queen is the moment of her temptation by the Ring. She resists it when she realizes she'll become one of these.

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* In ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' Galadriel is most definitely TheHighQueen and a good gal--but she refuses to go by that title, or even be acknowledged as the ruler of Lórien. The reason she refuses royal titles is because that she and her husband feel that Lórien is merely a place they are guarding, not ruling. The only moment when she does call herself a Queen is the moment of her temptation by the Ring. She resists it when she realizes she'll become one of these.



* Creator/DavidEddings' ''[[Literature/TheBelgariad Belgariad]]''/''Malloreon'' brings us Queen Salmissra of Nyissa, the craziest and most dangerous person in her whole country of drug-addicted snake worshippers. At the end of her first appearance she is [[spoiler:turned into a giant, immortal, highly venomous snake]], which markedly improves her personality and her governance of the country.

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* Creator/DavidEddings' ''[[Literature/TheBelgariad Belgariad]]''/''Malloreon'' brings us Queen Salmissra of Nyissa, the craziest and most dangerous person in her whole country of drug-addicted snake worshippers. At the end of her first appearance appearance, she is [[spoiler:turned into a giant, immortal, highly venomous snake]], which markedly improves her personality and her governance of the country.



* Queen Cinder from ''Literature/ChroniclesOfMagic'' is a fourteen year-old version of this. Trained to kill without respect or remorse when she was five, she now tortures and executes her subjects for pure entertainment.

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* Queen Cinder from ''Literature/ChroniclesOfMagic'' is a fourteen year-old fourteen-year-old version of this. Trained to kill without respect or remorse when she was five, she now tortures and executes her subjects for pure entertainment.



* The queen in Creator/RobinMcKinley's ''Literature/{{Deerskin}}'' is universally beloved until she starts dying (of her own will, because she feels she's suddenly not the WorldsMostBeautifulWoman). Everyone but her husband very quickly winds up completely terrified of her, regarding her almost like she's some kind of witch. The really terrible consequences of what she does don't happen until several years after she's dead, though.

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* The queen in Creator/RobinMcKinley's ''Literature/{{Deerskin}}'' is universally beloved until she starts dying (of her own will, because she feels she's suddenly not the WorldsMostBeautifulWoman). Everyone but her husband very quickly winds wind up completely terrified of her, regarding her almost like she's some kind of witch. The really terrible consequences of what she does don't happen until several years after she's dead, though.



** Titania, TheMcCoy and Queen of Summer, can pretty damn vicious when she wants to be much as a summer day beating down with heat. When Harry [[spoiler:killed her child, the Lady Aurora,]] to save the world, she acknowledged it as the right and logical choice. That said, she still wanted to kill Harry, to ground him up into dust and use him to fertilize her garden, and all while he is still alive. She could do a whole slew of things which made what Mab did to her traitor look ''tame''.

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** Titania, TheMcCoy and Queen of Summer, can pretty damn vicious when she wants to be much as like a summer day beating down with heat. When Harry [[spoiler:killed her child, the Lady Aurora,]] to save the world, she acknowledged it as the right and logical choice. That said, she still wanted to kill Harry, to ground him up into dust and use him to fertilize her garden, and all while he is still alive. She could do a whole slew of things which made what Mab did to her traitor look ''tame''.



* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''Literature/IceCrown'', Ludorica, as soon as she gets her hands on the title crown. It's a MindControlDevice, and she listens to the man who had abducted her, and condemns to death the men aiding her.

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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''Literature/IceCrown'', Ludorica, as soon as she gets her hands on the title crown. It's a MindControlDevice, and she listens to the man who had abducted her, her and condemns to death the men aiding her.



* Creator/AndreiBelyanin's ''Jack the Mad King'' reveals that the current queen of the land plotted to kill Jack, the rightful ruler, so that his brother (and her as his wife) would ascend to the throne. Jack's brother is a good man and wasn't happy about how he became king, but he's blind when it comes to his wife. Jack ends up defeating the queen but decides to leave his brother on the throne and go on adventuring.

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* Creator/AndreiBelyanin's ''Jack the Mad King'' reveals that the current queen of the land plotted to kill Jack, the rightful ruler, ruler so that his brother (and her as his wife) would ascend to the throne. Jack's brother is a good man and wasn't happy about how he became king, but he's blind when it comes to his wife. Jack ends up defeating the queen but decides to leave his brother on the throne and go on adventuring.



* In the VanityPublishing children's fantasy ''Lundon's Bridge and the Three Keys'', jellyfish Queen Darlina is described as "the best of the best" queens of the ocean, '''BUT''' as the story begins an adviser brings her the news that husband and daughter have been killed in the Decayed Sea that humanity's pollution has created. She vows revenge on humans, imprisons subjects who object to her plan, and kidnaps a human scientist (the heroine's dad) to steal his body so she can take human form. From there she orchestrates the kidnapping and brainwashing of human children, turning them into half-insect creatures to destroy their world as humans destroyed hers. As it turns out, [[spoiler: the king and princess aren't dead -- the evil adviser kidnapped them, intending to take over the kingdom once her plans were carried out. When they are reunited, she frees/restores all her victims and is forgiven]].

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* In the VanityPublishing children's fantasy ''Lundon's Bridge and the Three Keys'', jellyfish Queen Darlina is described as "the best of the best" queens of the ocean, '''BUT''' '''BUT''', as the story begins begins, an adviser brings her the news that husband and daughter have been killed in the Decayed Sea that humanity's pollution has created. She vows revenge on humans, imprisons subjects who object to her plan, plan and kidnaps a human scientist (the heroine's dad) to steal his body so she can take human form. From there she orchestrates the kidnapping and brainwashing of human children, turning them into half-insect creatures to destroy their world as humans destroyed hers. As it turns out, [[spoiler: the king and princess aren't dead -- the evil adviser kidnapped them, intending to take over the kingdom once her plans were carried out. When they are reunited, she frees/restores all her victims and is forgiven]].



* In Creator/AnneRice's ''Literature/QueenOfTheDamned'', the titular queen, Akasha, is the first vampire. Back when she was the queen of Kemet (Anient Egypt), she instituted harsh reforms on the people simply because she didn't like certain customs, like eating the dead by their loved ones (she didn't see a difference between honouring the dead this way and cannibalism). She then has her troops kidnap the witch sisters Maharet and Mekare just to see what they're all about. The troops slaughter anyone in their way. After she doesn't like their display of ghosts, she has them publicly raped by a servant and sent home on foot. Her tyrannical rule eventually causes her own subjects to fatally wound her. This allows a bloodthirsty spirit to inhabit her body, turning her into a vampire. This doesn't improve her disposition. Then she has the witches kidnapped again. After she doesn't like their explanation of her new existence, she has one blinded and the other one to have her tongue cut out. She then forcibly turns the same loyal servant, who turns the witches and tries to build an army to fight the queen. She catches them, puts them into coffins and sends them to the opposite corners of the world. The twins wouldn't see each other again until modern times. After waking, she proceeds to slaughter most of her progeny and has human women murder any man they see in order to create an all-female paradise. Her last act is to demand the remaining vampires to join her or die. Luckily, she gets KarmicJustice.

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* In Creator/AnneRice's ''Literature/QueenOfTheDamned'', the titular queen, Akasha, is the first vampire. Back when she was the queen of Kemet (Anient (Ancient Egypt), she instituted harsh reforms on the people simply because she didn't like certain customs, like eating the dead by their loved ones (she didn't see a difference between honouring the dead this way and cannibalism). She then has her troops kidnap the witch sisters Maharet and Mekare just to see what they're all about. The troops slaughter anyone in their way. After she doesn't like their display of ghosts, she has them publicly raped by a servant and sent home on foot. Her tyrannical rule eventually causes her own subjects to fatally wound her. This allows a bloodthirsty spirit to inhabit her body, turning her into a vampire. This doesn't improve her disposition. Then she has the witches kidnapped again. After she doesn't like their explanation of her new existence, she has one blinded and the other one to have her tongue cut out. She then forcibly turns the same loyal servant, who turns the witches and tries to build an army to fight the queen. She catches them, puts them into coffins and sends them to the opposite corners of the world. The twins wouldn't see each other again until modern times. After waking, she proceeds to slaughter most of her progeny and has human women murder any man they see in order to create an all-female paradise. Her last act is to demand the remaining vampires to join her or die. Luckily, she gets KarmicJustice.



* The Queen of Attolia in Megan Whalen Turner's ''Literature/TheQueensThief'' series is played almost-straight in book 1, and then averted completely in following books. It's gradually revealed that although she rules with an iron fist, the conditions of her monarchy demand fair but stringent behavior to maintain power and security. Attolia has a particularly bloodthirsty grudge against the protagonist Gen that tellingly exceeds her normally fair and politic judgement. And then [[spoiler:she goes and marries him anyway.]] Go figure.

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* The Queen of Attolia in Megan Whalen Turner's ''Literature/TheQueensThief'' series is played almost-straight in book 1, and then averted completely in following books. It's gradually revealed that although she rules with an iron fist, the conditions of her monarchy demand fair but stringent behavior to maintain power and security. Attolia has a particularly bloodthirsty grudge against the protagonist Gen that tellingly exceeds her normally fair and politic judgement.judgment. And then [[spoiler:she goes and marries him anyway.]] Go figure.



* In the Franchise/StarTrekNovelVerse, the Ruling Queen, T'Rehu -- Romulus' first and only dictator. The trope is perhaps particularly appropriate here, because while it's never made explicit, there is the possible implied suggestion that Romulans fear single female rulers more than male ones -- simply because of T'Rehu. Both sexes serve in government and in the senate, in more or less equal numbers, yet interestingly the praetor is usually male. Possibly female senators find it harder to ascend to the position due to a bias connected with this trope. This is likely only subconscious -- there are no actual legal restrictions and we do see some female praetors, but the disparity is interesting in a culture that otherwise demonstrates equivalence between genders at all levels of government. See in particular ''Literature/StarTrekVulcansSoul''.

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* In the Franchise/StarTrekNovelVerse, the Ruling Queen, T'Rehu -- Romulus' first and only dictator. The trope is perhaps particularly appropriate here, here because while it's never made explicit, there is the possible implied suggestion that Romulans fear single female rulers more than male ones -- simply because of T'Rehu. Both sexes serve in government and in the senate, in more or less equal numbers, yet interestingly the praetor is usually male. Possibly female senators find it harder to ascend to the position due to a bias connected with this trope. This is likely only subconscious -- there are no actual legal restrictions and we do see some female praetors, but the disparity is interesting in a culture that otherwise demonstrates equivalence between genders at all levels of government. See in particular ''Literature/StarTrekVulcansSoul''.



-->''She was called Victoria, because she had beaten us in battle, seven hundred years before, and she was called Gloriana, because she was glorious, and she was called the Queen, because the human mouth was not shaped to say her true name.''

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-->''She was called Victoria, because she had beaten us in battle, seven hundred years before, and she was called Gloriana, because she was glorious, and she was called the Queen, Queen because the human mouth was not shaped to say her true name.''



** There are three [[DishingOutDirt [=SandWing=]]] dragons sisters named Blaze, Blister, and Burn, who plunged the dragon world of Pyrrhia into a twenty-year war to fight for the throne. All three of them are cruel dragons, Blister being a cunning ManipulativeBitch and Burn being an aggressive CollectorOfTheStrange (though Blaze is a bit nicer, but she's [[TheDitz very idiotic]]), so [[spoiler: Thorn, Sunny's mother, becomes queen instead]]. They pay the price for plunging the world into chaos: [[spoiler:Burn dies from a viper bite, Blister gets blown up, and Blaze eventually submits to her new queen]].

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** There are three [[DishingOutDirt [=SandWing=]]] dragons sisters named Blaze, Blister, and Burn, who plunged the dragon world of Pyrrhia into a twenty-year war to fight for the throne. All three of them are cruel dragons, Blister being a cunning ManipulativeBitch and Burn being an aggressive CollectorOfTheStrange (though Blaze is a bit nicer, but she's [[TheDitz very idiotic]]), so [[spoiler: Thorn, Sunny's mother, becomes queen instead]]. They pay the price for plunging the world into chaos: [[spoiler:Burn dies from a viper bite, Blister gets blown up, and Blaze eventually submits to her new queen]].



** The Red Queen's predecessor, the Queen of Hearts [[spoiler: (Regina's mother Cora)]] was just as brutal a leader as either of the two ladies above, but had absolutely ''none'' of the redeeming qualities they did.

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** The Red Queen's predecessor, the Queen of Hearts [[spoiler: (Regina's mother Cora)]] was just as brutal a leader as either of the two ladies above, above but had absolutely ''none'' of the redeeming qualities they did.



* Margaret of Anjou in the BBC/Starz series ''The White Queen'' is depicted as having been an evil tyrant and all around bad person, and is referred to, by the Neville sisters at least, simply as "The Bad Queen." In reality, Margaret was a bad ruler, but it was more because she was out of her depth and just did not know what she was doing than out of any particular desire to cause harm.

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* Margaret of Anjou in the BBC/Starz series ''The White Queen'' is depicted as having been an evil tyrant and all around all-around bad person, person and is referred to, by the Neville sisters at least, simply as "The Bad Queen." In reality, Margaret was a bad ruler, but it was more because she was out of her depth and just did not know what she was doing than out of any particular desire to cause harm.



* Queen Nia of the Ice Nation from ''Series/{{The 100}}'' is the only known queen of the setting (in fact, the only known monarch) and is by far the most ruthless faction leader shown. When she was at war against the other Grounder clans, she had Lexa's lover tortured for information before and killing and beheading her. She begrudgingly accepted to join Lexa's coalition after defeat, and only pays lip service to her commandments. In present time, she still plots to grab as much power as possible by plotting against Lexa, openly questioning her integrity and authority, putting a bounty on one of Lexa's closest allies (and LoveInterest) and slaughtering innocent Sky People just to force her to react.

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* Queen Nia of the Ice Nation from ''Series/{{The 100}}'' is the only known queen of the setting (in fact, the only known monarch) and is by far the most ruthless faction leader shown. When she was at war against the other Grounder clans, she had Lexa's lover tortured for information before and killing and beheading her. She begrudgingly accepted to join Lexa's coalition after defeat, and only pays lip service to her commandments. In the present time, she still plots to grab as much power as possible by plotting against Lexa, openly questioning her integrity and authority, putting a bounty on one of Lexa's closest allies (and LoveInterest) and slaughtering innocent Sky People just to force her to react.



** Cersei is much like her book version in that she is ''not'' a pleasant person and shows a snobbish disdain and a lack of consideration for the common people and has groomed Joffrey to follow in her footsteps. In "You Win or You Die", she orchestrates a HuntingAccident for Robert. Tyrion initially assumes it was her who gave the order for the purge of Robert's bastard children, and she doesn't admit that it was something Joffrey ''really'' shouldn't have done. This only gotten worse now that the [[OvertookTheManga series overtook the books]]: [[spoiler: she used wildfire to blow up the Sept of Baelor while the High Sparrow, her uncle, her cousin, and her in-laws were inside to avoid being held accountable for her previous crimes. This caused massive amounts of damage to King's Landing. She's then rather callous when her last remaining child kills himself because of this. The season ends with her being crowned sole Queen of Westeros. Keep in mind her brother killed a previous king because he merely ''threatened'' to do this, and he's most certainly ''not'' happy that his sister has done this. Later when the Army of the Dead start marching south, Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen ask her to [[EnemyMine fight with them]] and she decides that she would rather lie to their faces and wait for them all to kill each other than [[WeAreStrugglingTogether help prevent]] TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. She even goes so far as to say that she doesn't care about bettering her country or the world and entertains the idea of getting on a boat and leaving everyone else to die. Real nice attitude for a monarch to have.]]
** Daenerys, while starting out on the noble course to end all slavery, [[WellIntentionedExtremist very soon resorts to questionable methods to achieve this goal.]] She's pretty [[YoungConqueror gifted in conquering cities]], but struggles with the ruling part due to ignorance and a lack of practical experience (the economy of these cities crashes as Daenerys ends slavery without installing a surrogate system). She's also made decisions that initially seem like 'just deserts' but turn out to be flawed: the nobility of a city publicly executes 163 children as a warning to her and after she conquers the city she has them executed in a similar fashion, however she later learns that a few of those nobles opposed the decision to kill the children. [[spoiler: It gets worse after she loses control of her dragons who feed on the people's livestock and kill a child- leading to her to have to lock them in a dungeon.]]

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** Cersei is much like her book version in that she is ''not'' a pleasant person and shows a snobbish disdain and a lack of consideration for the common people and has groomed Joffrey to follow in her footsteps. In "You Win or You Die", she orchestrates a HuntingAccident for Robert. Tyrion initially assumes it was her who gave the order for the purge of Robert's bastard children, and she doesn't admit that it was something Joffrey ''really'' shouldn't have done. This only gotten worse now that the [[OvertookTheManga series overtook the books]]: [[spoiler: she [[spoiler:she used wildfire to blow up the Sept of Baelor while the High Sparrow, her uncle, her cousin, and her in-laws were inside to avoid being held accountable for her previous crimes. This caused massive amounts of damage to King's Landing. She's then rather callous when her last remaining child kills himself because of this. The season ends with her being crowned sole Queen of Westeros. Keep in mind her brother killed a previous king because he merely ''threatened'' to do this, and he's most certainly ''not'' happy that his sister has done this. Later when the Army of the Dead start marching south, Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen ask her to [[EnemyMine fight with them]] and she decides that she would rather lie to their faces and wait for them all to kill each other than [[WeAreStrugglingTogether help prevent]] TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. She even goes so far as to say that she doesn't care about bettering her country or the world and entertains the idea of getting on a boat and leaving everyone else to die. Real nice attitude for a monarch to have.]]
** Daenerys, while starting out on the noble course to end all slavery, [[WellIntentionedExtremist very soon resorts to questionable methods to achieve this goal.]] She's pretty [[YoungConqueror gifted in conquering cities]], cities]] but struggles with the ruling part due to ignorance and a lack of practical experience (the economy of these cities crashes as Daenerys ends slavery without installing a surrogate system). She's also made decisions that initially seem like 'just deserts' but turn out to be flawed: the nobility of a city publicly executes 163 children as a warning to her and after she conquers the city she has them executed in a similar fashion, however however, she later learns that a few of those nobles opposed the decision to kill the children. [[spoiler: It gets worse after she loses control of her dragons who feed on the people's livestock and kill a child- leading to her to have to lock them in a dungeon.]]



* The 14-year-old queen Riliane (though she calls herself a princess) in the Music/{{Vocaloid}} song [[Franchise/EvilliousChronicles "Daughter of Evil"]], after doing other already pretty despicable things, ends up killing an entire kingdom of people because her crush loved one of its citizens and not her. Played with in that you actually feel sorry for the Queen later in "Regret Message" where she's shown to have been spoiled JerkWithAHeartOfGold who didn't understand the pain of losing someone. And being posessed by the Demon of Pride probably also contributed to it.

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* The 14-year-old queen Riliane (though she calls herself a princess) in the Music/{{Vocaloid}} song [[Franchise/EvilliousChronicles "Daughter of Evil"]], after doing other already pretty despicable things, ends up killing an entire kingdom of people because her crush loved one of its citizens and not her. Played with in that you actually feel sorry for the Queen later in "Regret Message" where she's shown to have been spoiled JerkWithAHeartOfGold who didn't understand the pain of losing someone. And being posessed possessed by the Demon of Pride probably also contributed to it.



** Jezebel has been saddled with a reputation as an evil queen for millennia. The Bible accuses her of trying to kill every Jahve's prophet in the country, and having an innocent man executed just because he would not sell his vineyard to her husband.

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** Jezebel has been saddled with a reputation as an evil queen for millennia. The Bible accuses her of trying to kill every Jahve's prophet in the country, country and having an innocent man executed just because he would not sell his vineyard to her husband.



** Literature/TheBible in general didn't have nice things to say about kings who 1) married foreign wives and 2) succumbed to worshipping said wives' foreign gods.
** In the New Testament, when Herod Antipas asks his unnamed stepdaughter (Christian tradition and some historical evidence indicates it as "Salome," and she was also his niece) to name any reward ("up to half his kingdom") for her dancing, her mother suggests [[HermitGuru "John The Baptist's]] [[{{Squick}} Head on a Platter"]], thus trope-naming a popular expression. In both cases it's claimed that Herod Antipas enjoys John's preaching and is only forced to have him killed because he gave his word to a treacherous woman.

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** Literature/TheBible Literature/TheBible, in general general, didn't have nice things to say about kings who 1) married foreign wives and 2) succumbed to worshipping said wives' foreign gods.
** In the New Testament, when Herod Antipas asks his unnamed stepdaughter (Christian tradition and some historical evidence indicates it as "Salome," and she was also his niece) to name any reward ("up to half his kingdom") for her dancing, her mother suggests [[HermitGuru "John The Baptist's]] [[{{Squick}} Head on a Platter"]], thus trope-naming a popular expression. In both cases cases, it's claimed that Herod Antipas enjoys John's preaching and is only forced to have him killed because he gave his word to a treacherous woman.



* Hera from Myth/ClassicalMythology in any story about Zeus' affairs, though it's not like she has any power to stop him so she goes after his mistresses and their children (ancient Greece was ''very'' misogynistic). Many modern adaptations of portray Hera as having gone insane from jealousy. The more sympathetic portrayals have her as someone easily angered and not to cross lightly. But really you'd think she'd get a lot more sympathy in this so-called more progressive day and age, but no; feminists usually take ancient Greek writings at face-value or completely ignore her to prop up other goddesses such as Athena, Artemis, and Aphrodite.

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* Hera from Myth/ClassicalMythology in any story about Zeus' affairs, though it's not like she has any power to stop him so she goes after his mistresses and their children (ancient Greece was ''very'' misogynistic). Many modern adaptations of portray Hera as having gone insane from jealousy. The more sympathetic portrayals have her as someone easily angered and not to cross lightly. But really you'd think she'd get a lot more sympathy in this so-called more progressive day and age, but no; feminists usually take ancient Greek writings at face-value or completely ignore her to prop up other goddesses such as Athena, Artemis, and Aphrodite.



* Hel, goddess-queen of the (non-warrior) underworld in Myth/NorseMythology, doesn't seem to have been well-liked even by pagans, much less Christians.

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* Hel, goddess-queen of the (non-warrior) underworld in Myth/NorseMythology, doesn't seem to have been well-liked even by pagans, much less let alone Christians.



* In the Card Game "Hearts", traditional rules make the Queen of Spades into this. In a game where scoring points is bad, and every heart grants one point to anyone who collects one, the Queen of Spades in particular gives '''thirteen points''' to the unfortunate person who gets her; the sum of if you got all the hearts combined.

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* In the Card Game "Hearts", traditional rules make the Queen of Spades into this. In a game where scoring points is bad, and every heart grants one point to anyone who collects one, the Queen of Spades Spades, in particular particular, gives '''thirteen points''' to the unfortunate person who gets her; the sum of if you got all the hearts combined.



* The Queen of Aundair in ''TabletopGame/{{Eberron}}'' is like this. She's convinced it's her destiny to rule the entire world. Since she lacks the military power to pull it off, she's mostly scheming. She's got no problem with starting another world war, as long as she knows she'll come on top. The funny thing? The rules say she's NeutralGood. Compare the King of Karnath, a [[spoiler:Vampire]] who pulled off a MyGrandsonMyself combined with a ManInTheIronMask to for the sole goal to save his country from ruin and famine, free it from the clutches of an evil church, fight a terrorist organization AND is one of the major architect of the continent-wide peace treaty that ended the century-long world war. His alignment? LawfulEvil. WordOfGod on this matter says that Aurala ''is'' a genuinely nice and decent person, but was raised to have an outdated, culturally myopic view of seeing [[WarIsGlorious war as the "game of generals"]], naively believing that resuming the Last War won't be so bad. King Kaius, on the other hand, [[WarIsHell knows just how utterly naive this viewpoint is]], and while he ''is'' incredibly selfish and amoral, he's also quite honorable and actually gives a shit about his general image. In other words, [[GoodIsDumb Aurala is Naive Good]] and Kaius is Pragmatic Evil
* In the Tormenta (D&D setting), the Fairy Queen Thanthalla-Dhaedelin is depicted as a vain, frivolous, omnipotent CloudcuckooLander. Because your left canine is one tenth of a millimeter shorter than the others, she may simply wish you'll from now on work as a dung scavenger, and it WILL happen. The last one involved changing the calendar so her estimate would remain right.

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* The Queen of Aundair in ''TabletopGame/{{Eberron}}'' is like this. She's convinced it's her destiny to rule the entire world. Since she lacks the military power to pull it off, she's mostly scheming. She's got no problem with starting another world war, as long as she knows she'll come on top. The funny thing? The rules say she's NeutralGood. Compare the King of Karnath, a [[spoiler:Vampire]] who pulled off a MyGrandsonMyself combined with a ManInTheIronMask to for the sole goal to save his country from ruin and famine, free it from the clutches of an evil church, fight a terrorist organization AND is one of the major architect of the continent-wide peace treaty that ended the century-long world war. His alignment? LawfulEvil. WordOfGod on this matter says that Aurala ''is'' a genuinely nice and decent person, person but was raised to have an outdated, culturally myopic view of seeing [[WarIsGlorious war as the "game of generals"]], naively believing that resuming the Last War won't be so bad. King Kaius, on the other hand, [[WarIsHell knows just how utterly naive this viewpoint is]], and while he ''is'' incredibly selfish and amoral, he's also quite honorable and actually gives a shit about his general image. In other words, [[GoodIsDumb Aurala is Naive Good]] and Kaius is Pragmatic Evil
* In the Tormenta (D&D setting), the Fairy Queen Thanthalla-Dhaedelin is depicted as a vain, frivolous, omnipotent CloudcuckooLander. Because your left canine is one tenth one-tenth of a millimeter shorter than the others, she may simply wish you'll from now on work as a dung scavenger, and it WILL happen. The last one involved changing the calendar so her estimate would remain right.



* ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasy'' has Dark the Dark elves hag Queen, Morathi, is one of the most powerful wizards in the game and the reason the dark elves had been corrupted in the first place. The Hag Queens of the Temple of Khaine are berzerkers that go to battle looking like they are two thosand years old by human standards and wearing next to nothing. If that isn't frightening, nothing is.

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* ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasy'' has Dark the Dark elves hag Queen, Morathi, is one of the most powerful wizards in the game and the reason the dark elves had been corrupted in the first place. The Hag Queens of the Temple of Khaine are berzerkers that go to battle looking like they are two thosand thousand years old by human standards and wearing next to nothing. If that isn't frightening, nothing is.



* In one of ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'''s many [[AlternateUniverse side-dimensions]], Toa [[KnightTemplar Tuyet]], a corrupted female Toa [[AlternateHistory managed to take over the world]], turning it [[MirrorUniverse upside-down]]. While not necessarily a "queen", she did rule over her universe with a trope-fitting evilness.

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* In one of ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'''s many [[AlternateUniverse side-dimensions]], Toa [[KnightTemplar Tuyet]], a corrupted female Toa [[AlternateHistory managed to take over the world]], turning it [[MirrorUniverse upside-down]]. While not necessarily a "queen", she did rule over her universe with a trope-fitting evilness.



* Queen [[spoiler:Ga'ran Sigatar Khura'in]] from ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice''. [[spoiler:She shows shades of her menace in a prior investigation, but decides to [[BeneathTheMask show her true colors]] when she takes over the prosecution in Dhurke's trial. Namely, she mostly takes over the proceeding, dismisses the judge (as in, ''very nearly fires him'') as a figurehead, declares a guilty verdict ''before the first cross-examination'', and [[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem literally writes new laws]] to put the defense at a disadvantage, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trial_in_absentia one of which]] is presently considered a human rights violation, and another ''[[DisproportionateRetribution threatens to publicly execute the defense]]'' if they accuse her for murder. As Apollo and the others delve into her past, they learn that she set her sister's house on fire, tricked her into abdicating to make people think she was assassinated, [[FrameUp placed the blame on]] Dhurke so his son Nahyuta [[SinsOfOurFathers wouldn't be considered the crown prince]], accused Dhurke of forging evidence when he gets found not guilty, came up with the ''Defense Culpability Act'' and a large amount of anti-lawyer propaganda [[note]]As in, taking the "joke" out of "EvilLawyerJoke"[[/note]] [[HeroWithBadPublicity to deface Dhurke as a public enemy]], took Amara and Dhurke's daughter, Rayfa, as her own and kept Rayfa's lineage secret as [[{{Blackmail}} leverage over Nahyuta and Amara]], killed her own husband and framed both Dhurke and Amara]], and, ''worst of all'', [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking cancels]] ''[[ShowWithinAShow The Plumed Punisher: Warrior of Neo Twilight Realm]]''. All in all, she's not a very nice lady.

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* Queen [[spoiler:Ga'ran Sigatar Khura'in]] from ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice''. [[spoiler:She shows shades of her menace in a prior investigation, but decides to [[BeneathTheMask show her true colors]] when she takes over the prosecution in Dhurke's trial. Namely, she mostly takes over the proceeding, dismisses the judge (as in, ''very nearly fires him'') as a figurehead, declares a guilty verdict ''before the first cross-examination'', and [[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem literally writes new laws]] to put the defense at a disadvantage, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trial_in_absentia one of which]] is presently considered a human rights violation, and another ''[[DisproportionateRetribution threatens to publicly execute the defense]]'' if they accuse her for of murder. As Apollo and the others delve into her past, they learn that she set her sister's house on fire, tricked her into abdicating to make people think she was assassinated, [[FrameUp placed the blame on]] Dhurke so his son Nahyuta [[SinsOfOurFathers wouldn't be considered the crown prince]], accused Dhurke of forging evidence when he gets found not guilty, came up with the ''Defense Culpability Act'' and a large amount of anti-lawyer propaganda [[note]]As in, taking the "joke" out of "EvilLawyerJoke"[[/note]] [[HeroWithBadPublicity to deface Dhurke as a public enemy]], took Amara and Dhurke's daughter, Rayfa, as her own and kept Rayfa's lineage secret as [[{{Blackmail}} leverage over Nahyuta and Amara]], killed her own husband and framed both Dhurke and Amara]], and, ''worst of all'', [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking cancels]] ''[[ShowWithinAShow The Plumed Punisher: Warrior of Neo Twilight Realm]]''. All in all, she's not a very nice lady.



* Queen Remedi from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance'': no king to speak of, but her husband is the Judgemaster Cid. [[spoiler:She is in fact the embodiment of the Grimoire that created the world.]]

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* Queen Remedi from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance'': no king to speak of, but her husband is the Judgemaster Cid. [[spoiler:She is is, in fact fact, the embodiment of the Grimoire that created the world.]]



** The ''original'' devil-incarnate is Queen Hilda of Freege from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar''. When the evil King Blume [[EvenEvilHasStandards refuses to do child hunting]], the Queen supports it whole heartedly and is actively sending innocents to the deaths, while trying to convince their DarkMagicalGirl daughter Ishtar to become a GoldDigger since her boyfriend is none other than the Imperial Prince. And there's her process of [[BreakTheCutie breaking the genkiest girl (and her sister-in-law) from the first generation]] [[KillTheCutie to death]] ([[spoiler: or said girl's little sister, if she died unmarried]]), all done not for political manuvers but ForTheEvulz. It makes all the more satisfying to see her go down at the hands of [[YouKilledMyFather her nephew Arthur and/or her niece Tine]]. [[spoiler: Or nephew Amid and niece Linda, again if the aforementioned GenkiGirl died childless.]]

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** The ''original'' devil-incarnate is Queen Hilda of Freege from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar''. When the evil King Blume [[EvenEvilHasStandards refuses to do child hunting]], the Queen supports it whole heartedly wholeheartedly and is actively sending innocents to the deaths, while trying to convince their DarkMagicalGirl daughter Ishtar to become a GoldDigger since her boyfriend is none other than the Imperial Prince. And there's her process of [[BreakTheCutie breaking the genkiest girl (and her sister-in-law) from the first generation]] [[KillTheCutie to death]] ([[spoiler: or said girl's little sister, sister if she died unmarried]]), all done not for political manuvers maneuvers but ForTheEvulz. It makes all the more satisfying to see her go down at the hands of [[YouKilledMyFather her nephew Arthur and/or her niece Tine]]. [[spoiler: Or nephew Amid and niece Linda, again if the aforementioned GenkiGirl died childless.]]



* Played straight in ''[[VideoGame/JaggedAlliance Jagged Alliance 2]]'', where Queen Deidranna Reitmann is petty, vain, [[BadBoss abusive]], and [[KickTheDog sadistic]]. The only things that get her to smile are the fawning of rich sycophants and the very painful killing of people who are bold enough to oppose her. She is, in fact, one of the most frustrating evil queen's ever. Not because she's particularly effective at being evil (depending on the difficulty level, she's either stupidly easy or sickeningly difficult in her plans), but because when you finally, ''finally'' get to confront her at the end of the game, she says, literally, two words in surprise, and then dies just like any other enemy. There is absolutely no satisfaction in a final boss fight.

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* Played straight in ''[[VideoGame/JaggedAlliance Jagged Alliance 2]]'', where Queen Deidranna Reitmann is petty, vain, [[BadBoss abusive]], and [[KickTheDog sadistic]]. The only things that get her to smile are the fawning of rich sycophants and the very painful killing of people who are bold enough to oppose her. She is, in fact, one of the most frustrating evil queen's queens ever. Not because she's particularly effective at being evil (depending on the difficulty level, she's either stupidly easy or sickeningly difficult in her plans), but because when you finally, ''finally'' get to confront her at the end of the game, she says, literally, two words in surprise, and then dies just like any other enemy. There is absolutely no satisfaction in a final boss fight.



* ''VideoGame/MapleStory'' has Ariant Queen Areda, a greedy queen who cares only about jewels, and not about her kingdom. While Ariant also does have a king, he's portrayed as lazy and wimpy, and not wielding any actual power. In a series of quests, the player joins a group of rebels against the queen, steels jewels from Areda, and redistributes them to the villages.

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* ''VideoGame/MapleStory'' has Ariant Queen Areda, a greedy queen who cares only about jewels, and not about her kingdom. While Ariant also does have a king, he's portrayed as lazy and wimpy, and not wielding any actual power. In a series of quests, the player joins a group of rebels against the queen, steels steals jewels from Areda, and redistributes them to the villages.



** Queen Arshtat Falenas is nice so long as she's not going [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity insane]] from bearing the Sun Rune. Which is basically every time she acts as a monarch and not as a mom. And being a Queendom, of course, the Queendom of Falena has been in a state of near or outright-civil war for a few generations. [[spoiler:Though it's more stable after the end of the game with Lymsleia as queen, though.]]

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** Queen Arshtat Falenas is nice so long as she's not going [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity insane]] from bearing the Sun Rune. Which is basically every time she acts as like a monarch and not as a mom. And being a Queendom, of course, the Queendom of Falena has been in a state of near or outright-civil war for a few generations. [[spoiler:Though it's more stable after the end of the game with Lymsleia as queen, though.]]



** And the MKX comics revealed that [[spoiler: Mileena took over Outworld's throne after Shao Kahn's death, but she proved to be incompetent in ruling it, partly because of her AxCrazy [[PsychopathicWomanChild sociopathic]] nature, and caused a lot of devastation in Outworld. Well, according to Kotal Kahn, who dethroned her.]]

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** And the MKX comics revealed that [[spoiler: Mileena took over Outworld's throne after Shao Kahn's death, but she proved to be incompetent in ruling it, partly because of her AxCrazy [[PsychopathicWomanChild sociopathic]] nature, nature and caused a lot of devastation in Outworld. Well, according to Kotal Kahn, who dethroned her.]]



* Queen Protea of Granorg in ''VideoGame/RadiantHistoria'' bears a more-than-passing resemblance to Empress Theodora from ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia'', right down to having an heir-apparent who futilely resists her greed, egomania and expansionist ambitions. In her very-first appearance, she goes on a lengthy rant about how living in outrageous opulence while the people starve is perfectly okay, since she's such an amazing individual that her mere ''presence'' imbues the life of the 'common rabble' with a purpose -- they should be ''happy'' that they get to toil in poverty for her leisure. If nothing else, she does a great job of setting herself up as [[SmugSnake someone you]] ''[[SmugSnake REALLY]]'' [[SmugSnake want to slap]].

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* Queen Protea of Granorg in ''VideoGame/RadiantHistoria'' bears a more-than-passing resemblance to Empress Theodora from ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia'', right down to having an heir-apparent who futilely resists her greed, egomania egomania, and expansionist ambitions. In her very-first very first appearance, she goes on a lengthy rant about how living in outrageous opulence while the people starve is perfectly okay, since she's such an amazing individual that her mere ''presence'' imbues the life of the 'common rabble' with a purpose -- they should be ''happy'' that they get to toil in poverty for her leisure. If nothing else, she does a great job of setting herself up as [[SmugSnake someone you]] ''[[SmugSnake REALLY]]'' [[SmugSnake want to slap]].



** [[http://wiki.ravenmark-saga.com/index.php?title=Phoebe_Corvius Phoebe Corvius]], the Queen of Hearts. While the title Queen means a little different in this setting than usual (she's more of a department head than a ruler), she turns out to be ''very'' manipulative, using her charm and deviousness to get into the good graces of Gratian Corvius, the usurper to the Imperial throne (and her uncle), not to mention seducing Gracian's not-too-smart son Ovidius (her own cousin). After Gracian is overthrown by the rightful heir, Phoebe flees with a group of soldiers loyal only to her. By ''VideoGame/{{Ravenmark}} Mercenaries'', Phoebe and her forces have formed a mercenary batallion called Her Devoted, plotting to overthrow the Scarlet Empress and take the throne of Estellion for herself. Her in-game ability is to instantly turn any enemy unit in range to her side.

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** [[http://wiki.ravenmark-saga.com/index.php?title=Phoebe_Corvius Phoebe Corvius]], the Queen of Hearts. While the title Queen means a little different in this setting than usual (she's more of a department head than a ruler), she turns out to be ''very'' manipulative, using her charm and deviousness to get into the good graces of Gratian Corvius, the usurper to the Imperial throne (and her uncle), not to mention seducing Gracian's not-too-smart son Ovidius (her own cousin). After Gracian is overthrown by the rightful heir, Phoebe flees with a group of soldiers loyal only to her. By ''VideoGame/{{Ravenmark}} Mercenaries'', Phoebe and her forces have formed a mercenary batallion battalion called Her Devoted, plotting to overthrow the Scarlet Empress and take the throne of Estellion for herself. Her in-game ability is to instantly turn any enemy unit in range to her side.



* Queen Sectonia from ''VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe'', an incredibly self-absorbed giant [[InsectQueen queen bee/wasp]]. [[spoiler:She used to be a kind ruler, however her friend Taranza brought her the [[VideoGame/KirbyAndTheAmazingMirror dimension mirror]] and she spent too much time staring into it, eventually corrupting her into the wicked queen she is in the game. By the time Kirby faces [[TrueFinalBoss Soul of Sectonia]] there's nothing left of her sanity and she begs Kirby to put an end to her because she doesn't even recognize herself anymore]].

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* Queen Sectonia from ''VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe'', an incredibly self-absorbed giant [[InsectQueen queen bee/wasp]]. [[spoiler:She used to be a kind ruler, however however, her friend Taranza brought her the [[VideoGame/KirbyAndTheAmazingMirror dimension mirror]] and she spent too much time staring into it, eventually corrupting her into the wicked queen she is in the game. By the time Kirby faces [[TrueFinalBoss Soul of Sectonia]] Sectonia]], there's nothing left of her sanity and she begs Kirby to put an end to her because she doesn't even recognize herself anymore]].



* ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII'' has several queens [[spoiler:who are fragments of Manus, Father of the Abyss. Each of these Children of the Dark embody a facet of Manus.]]:
** Nashandra, Queen of Drangleic. Manipulated her king into waging a HopelessWar against the Giants in a bid to kill him off, and sends the [[PlayerCharacter Bearer of the Curse]] to finish him off. [[spoiler:She is the embodiment of Manus' Desire. The weakest and smallest fragment, she desired power. To this end she manipulates the Bearer into removing the obstacles to the Throne of Want. It is also heavily implied that she is the one who brought the Undead Curse to Drangleic in the first place.]]

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* ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII'' has several queens [[spoiler:who are fragments of Manus, Father of the Abyss. Each of these Children of the Dark embody embodies a facet of Manus.]]:
** Nashandra, Queen of Drangleic. Manipulated her king into waging a HopelessWar against the Giants in a bid to kill him off, and sends the [[PlayerCharacter Bearer of the Curse]] to finish him off. [[spoiler:She is the embodiment of Manus' Desire. The weakest and smallest fragment, she desired power. To this end end, she manipulates the Bearer into removing the obstacles to the Throne of Want. It is also heavily implied that she is the one who brought the Undead Curse to Drangleic in the first place.]]



** Nadalia, Bride of Ash. She ''intended'' to be one, but when she arrived in the kingdom of the Iron King, she found to her dismay that he had [[AlreadyDoneForYou already done a spectacular job of ruining his kingdom all by himself]]. Though she got to sit on the throne, her victory was a hollow one. [[spoiler:Dispirited, this embodiment of Manus' solitude forsook her body and became a black fog. The idols containing fragments of her soul still await the arrival of a king that will never come.]]

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** Nadalia, Bride of Ash. She ''intended'' to be one, but when she arrived in the kingdom of the Iron King, she found to her dismay that he had [[AlreadyDoneForYou had already done a spectacular job of ruining his kingdom all by himself]]. Though she got to sit on the throne, her victory was a hollow one. [[spoiler:Dispirited, this embodiment of Manus' solitude forsook her body and became a black fog. The idols containing fragments of her soul still await the arrival of a king that will never come.]]



* Lady Margaret and Queen Skillya, the queens of the glukkon and slig races, are these in the ''[[VideoGame/{{Oddworld}} Oddworld]]'' series. Lady Margaret is the leader of the Magog Cartel, the organization responsible for the horrifying atrocities throughout the games, and Queen Skillya beats the sligs as children so they grow up to be cruel sadists before hiring them off as low cost security to the Magog. Incidentally, they both also qualify as [[EvilMatriarch Evil Matriarchs]], as the glukkons and sligs are both [[BeePeople eusocial]] species, meaning that the two queens are the mothers of most of their populations.
* ''VideoGame/StarControl2'': The Yehat Queen, in order not to break the oath left by the founder of her dinasty that stated as long they were in power the Yehat would never lose a battle, retreated leaving the Shofixti alone against the Ur-Quan armada, and after the former [[TakingYouWithMe caused their Sun to go supernova to attempt to stop the latter]] she surrendered to the Ur-Quan Hierarchy once they entered in the Yehat home system -a move considered dishonourable by many clans, that are unable to ally with you due to said oath [[spoiler: Until you bring them a live Shofixti causing a revolution]]-.

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* Lady Margaret and Queen Skillya, the queens of the glukkon and slig races, are these in the ''[[VideoGame/{{Oddworld}} Oddworld]]'' series. Lady Margaret is the leader of the Magog Cartel, the organization responsible for the horrifying atrocities throughout the games, and Queen Skillya beats the sligs as children so they grow up to be cruel sadists before hiring them off as low cost low-cost security to the Magog. Incidentally, they both also qualify as [[EvilMatriarch Evil Matriarchs]], as the glukkons and sligs are both [[BeePeople eusocial]] species, meaning that the two queens are the mothers of most of their populations.
* ''VideoGame/StarControl2'': The Yehat Queen, in order not to break the oath left by the founder of her dinasty dynasty that stated as long they were in power the Yehat would never lose a battle, retreated leaving the Shofixti alone against the Ur-Quan armada, and after the former [[TakingYouWithMe caused their Sun to go supernova to attempt to stop the latter]] she surrendered to the Ur-Quan Hierarchy once they entered in the Yehat home system -a move considered dishonourable by many clans, that are unable to ally with you due to said oath [[spoiler: Until you bring them a live Shofixti causing a revolution]]-.



* More implied than stated outright in ''Webcomic/AliceAndTheNightmare''. Queen Rougina is manipulating Alice for some unknown purpose, and has a haughty and ObviouslyEvil demeanor.

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* More implied than stated outright in ''Webcomic/AliceAndTheNightmare''. Queen Rougina is manipulating Alice for some unknown purpose, purpose and has a haughty and ObviouslyEvil demeanor.



* This trope is touched on in ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'' review "Why All the Princess Hate?" The Critic criticizes the trope for continuing the [[UnfortunateImplications implication]] that royal women should be satisfied with the title of "[[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses princess]]", which tends to have connotations of some power and responsibility, but not all, instead of imagining themselves in positions of highest power. He lampshades it with a comic conversation between Disney/SnowWhite and the evil queen:

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* This trope is touched on in ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'' review "Why All the Princess Hate?" The Critic criticizes the trope for continuing the [[UnfortunateImplications implication]] that royal women should be satisfied with the title of "[[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses princess]]", which tends to have connotations of some power and responsibility, but not all, instead of imagining themselves in positions of the highest power. He lampshades it with a comic conversation between Disney/SnowWhite and the evil queen:



* Played straight on ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', during Azula's short reign as Fire Lord. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] by her being in the middle of a VillainousBreakdown but it's not like she was a nice person to begin with either. Also, Princess Azula was the fourth in a family of psychos, and her (male) predecessors were all evil too.

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* Played straight on ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', during Azula's short reign as Fire Lord. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] by her being in the middle of a VillainousBreakdown but it's not like she was a nice person person, to begin with with, either. Also, Princess Azula was the fourth in a family of psychos, and her (male) predecessors were all evil too.



* Played straight and subverted in ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''. Lady Titania is one of the series' few benevolent [[TheFairFolk Fair Folk]], and was second in command only to Lord Oberon. He, despite sometimes meaning well, claiming to be fair and honorable, and trying to be considerate towards mortals, is nonetheless arrogant and drunk with power. Of course when a human notes that in Avalon, the Fair Folk's homeland, Oberon is always right, Titania notes that such a statement would be true, if not for the fact that Oberon is married. WordOfGod also has stated that Titania was once much less benevolent than Oberon, that it was ''her'' bad behavior part that got the entire race banished from Avalon for 1000 years, and that Queen Mab, Oberon's batshit insane mother, was even worse than them both. Even the Fair Folk are mostly glad she got overthrown.

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* Played straight and subverted in ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''. Lady Titania is one of the series' few benevolent [[TheFairFolk Fair Folk]], Folk]] and was second in command only to Lord Oberon. He, despite sometimes meaning well, claiming to be fair and honorable, and trying to be considerate towards mortals, is nonetheless arrogant and drunk with power. Of course when a human notes that in Avalon, the Fair Folk's homeland, Oberon is always right, Titania notes that such a statement would be true, if not for the fact that Oberon is married. WordOfGod also has stated that Titania was once much less benevolent than Oberon, that it was ''her'' bad behavior part that got the entire race banished from Avalon for 1000 years, and that Queen Mab, Oberon's batshit insane mother, was even worse than them both. Even the Fair Folk are mostly glad she got overthrown.



** This is so pervasive that ExecutiveMeddling [[EnforcedTrope demanded that the ruler of Equestria]] in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' be referred to as [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses Princess Celestia]] to prevent viewers from invoking this trope. (Not that it helps much, as a fair number of fans [[RonTheDeathEater still see "Trollestia" as either a tyrant, or at best a cruel prankster]]).

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** This is so pervasive that ExecutiveMeddling [[EnforcedTrope demanded that the ruler of Equestria]] in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' be referred to as [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses Princess Celestia]] to prevent viewers from invoking this trope. (Not that it helps much, as a fair number of fans [[RonTheDeathEater still see "Trollestia" as either a tyrant, tyrant or at best a cruel prankster]]).



** Used once again and deconstructed in the sixth season finale. Queen Chrysalis returns and captures the entire mane cast, as well as the Princesses and the the Royal family, it's up to Starlight Glimmer and her merry band of misfits to go the Changeling Kingdom and rescue them. Sounds relatively simple, but then it's expanded ''even'' further as we learn that Chrysalis is a BadBoss who deliberately starved her own subjects to maintain her power and further [[ItsAllAboutMe her own selfish goals]] all along, from the Royal Wedding, all the way to now. She conditioned the Changelings to believe that stealing love gets them fed, when ''sharing'' love does the job. The whole EmotionEater business only made Chrysalis ''stronger'' and has nothing to do with feeding the Changelings. Not only did the main characters need rescuing from the Queen, but her own subjects did too.

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** Used once again and deconstructed in the sixth season finale. Queen Chrysalis returns and captures the entire mane cast, as well as the Princesses and the the Royal family, it's up to Starlight Glimmer and her merry band of misfits to go the Changeling Kingdom and rescue them. Sounds relatively simple, but then it's expanded ''even'' further as we learn that Chrysalis is a BadBoss who deliberately starved her own subjects to maintain her power and further [[ItsAllAboutMe her own selfish goals]] all along, from the Royal Wedding, all the way to now. She conditioned the Changelings to believe that stealing love gets them fed, fed when ''sharing'' love does the job. The whole EmotionEater business only made Chrysalis ''stronger'' and has nothing to do with feeding the Changelings. Not only did the main characters need rescuing from the Queen, but her own subjects did too.


** Daenerys, while starting out on the noble course to end all slavery, [[WellIntentionedExtremist very soon resorts to questionable methods.]] She's pretty [[YoungConqueror gifted in conquering cities]], but seldomly takes care of them afterwards, causing economy to crash as Daenerys ends slavery without installing a surrogate system. So far it's just ignorance or maybe lack of practical experience, but as people confront her about the trickery of politics, Daenerys brushes it off with "I'm not a politician, I'm a queen", openly disinterested in remedying the caused problems. [[spoiler: It goes worse as she cannot control her dragons who feed on the people's livestock and children - or on noblemen Daenerys feeds to them because she accuses them of helping the rebels against her, with no proof and stating that they could just as well be innocent. In the same manner she had 163 arbirtarily chosen people crucified for killing slave children without ever investigating who of them might be guilty after all. Later, when she heads to Westeros which she claims is her rightful heirdom, she brings along her Dothraki who RapePillageAndBurn the Westerosi (who Daenerys claims are her people after all) and eventually [[KillItWithFire burns people alive]] for no other crime than that they refused to bow to her. For the opinions and interests of the local Lords, for example Jon Snow, she has little to no regard. In this she acts similar to her father the Mad King.]]

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** Daenerys, while starting out on the noble course to end all slavery, [[WellIntentionedExtremist very soon resorts to questionable methods.methods to achieve this goal.]] She's pretty [[YoungConqueror gifted in conquering cities]], but seldomly takes care struggles with the ruling part due to ignorance and a lack of them afterwards, causing practical experience (the economy to crash of these cities crashes as Daenerys ends slavery without installing a surrogate system. So far it's just ignorance or maybe lack of practical experience, system). She's also made decisions that initially seem like 'just deserts' but turn out to be flawed: the nobility of a city publicly executes 163 children as people confront a warning to her about and after she conquers the trickery city she has them executed in a similar fashion, however she later learns that a few of politics, Daenerys brushes it off with "I'm not a politician, I'm a queen", openly disinterested in remedying those nobles opposed the caused problems. decision to kill the children. [[spoiler: It goes gets worse as after she cannot loses control of her dragons who feed on the people's livestock and children - or on noblemen Daenerys feeds to them because she accuses them of helping the rebels against her, with no proof and stating that they could just as well be innocent. In the same manner she had 163 arbirtarily chosen people crucified for killing slave children without ever investigating who of them might be guilty after all. Later, when she heads to Westeros which she claims is her rightful heirdom, she brings along her Dothraki who RapePillageAndBurn the Westerosi (who Daenerys claims are her people after all) and eventually [[KillItWithFire burns people alive]] for no other crime than that they refused to bow to her. For the opinions and interests of the local Lords, for example Jon Snow, she has little to no regard. In this she acts similar kill a child- leading to her father the Mad King.]]to have to lock them in a dungeon.]]

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* [[Music/SexPistols The Sex Pistols]]' "God Save The Queen" is all about this trope.
-->''"God save the Queen\\
The Fascist regime\\
Has made you a moron\\
A potential H-Bomb\\
God save the Queen\\
She ain't no human being\\
There is no future in England's dreaming"''


* The main villainess in ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesBandOfMisfits'' is Queen Victoria herself, as she hates pirates [[spoiler:and has a thing for eating endangered species]].

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* The main villainess in ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesBandOfMisfits'' ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesInAnAdventureWithScientists'' is Queen Victoria herself, as she hates pirates [[spoiler:and has a thing for eating endangered species]].


* Queen Watevra Wa'Nabi in ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie2TheSecondPart'' is [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial so totally not an evil queen]] that she sings an entire [[VillainSong Totally Not A Villain Song]][[note]][[TradeSnark TM]][[/note]] about how you shouldn't be suspicious of someone as unduplicitous, unmalicious, unconniving, and unnasty as her, because she totally won't imprison your whole family if you don't believe her and totally has no evil plan. [[DealWithTheDevil Making a contract with her]] will be totally terrifying, er, ''terrific''! Honest! After all, she's the least evil person you'll ever meet. [[spoiler:She's actually ''[[SubvertedTrope telling the truth]]'' and is completely oblivious to how shockingly suspicious and evil she comes off as]].

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* Queen Watevra Wa'Nabi in ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie2TheSecondPart'' is [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial so totally not an evil queen]] that she sings an entire [[VillainSong Totally Not A Villain Song]][[note]][[TradeSnark TM]][[/note]] Song]][[TradeSnark ]] about how you shouldn't be suspicious of someone as unduplicitous, unmalicious, unconniving, and unnasty as her, because she totally won't imprison your whole family if you don't believe her and totally has no evil plan. [[DealWithTheDevil Making a contract with her]] will be totally terrifying, er, ''terrific''! Honest! After all, she's the least evil person you'll ever meet. [[spoiler:She's actually ''[[SubvertedTrope telling the truth]]'' and is completely oblivious to how shockingly suspicious and evil she comes off as]].


* Queen Watevra Wa'Nabi in ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie2TheSecondPart'' is [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial so totally not an evil queen]] that she sings an entire [[VillainSong Totally Not A Villain Song]][[note]][[TradeSnark TM]][[/note]] about how you shouldn't be suspicious of someone as unduplicitous, unmalicious, unconniving, and unnasty as her, because she totally won't imprison your whole family if you don't believe her and totally has no evil plan. [[DealWithTheDevil Making a contract with her]] will be totally terrifying, er, ''terrific''! Honest! After all, she's the least evil person you'll ever meet. [[spoiler:She's actually ''[[SubvertedTrope telling the truth]]'' and is completely oblivious to how shockingly suspicious and evil she comes off as]].



* ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'' has Hexadecimal, the self-styled Queen of Chaos.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'' has Hexadecimal, the self-styled Queen of Chaos. [[spoiler:Though it should be noted she's ''insane'', not outright evil, and does undergo a HeelFaceTurn and single-handedly save the entire net from destruction. [[LoveRedeems All for Bob, of course]].]]


** Queen Nehelenia of the Dead Moon is Queen Serenity's EvilCounterpart and also a clear homage to the wicked fairy who curses the princess in ''Sleeping Beauty''. She's implied to be jealous of Princess Serenity and in the present kidnaps, curses, and imprisons Elysium's guardian priest Helios, curses Earth (thus [[spoiler:making Mamoru aka Sailor Earth sick as well]], and generally tries to take over/destroy the planet. She's also incredibly vain, reminiscent of [[Literature/SnowWhite another evil fairy tale queen]]. Towards the end, it's revealed [[spoiler:she ''also'' kidnapped and brainwashed Chibiusa's bodyguards and is implied to feel entitled to have Mamoru as Endymion's reincarnation, explaining one element of her jealousy towards Serenity]]. She feels she's the proper ruler of both the Moon and Earth and basically what you'd get if you combined Beryl and Metaria up there into one character. Unfortunately the 90s anime downplayed the "EvilCounterpart and wicked fairy" angle and turned her into yet another villain who wasn't really evil, just misled, and [[HeelFaceTurn only needed a hug]] [[KarmaHoudini to turn good]].
** Galaxia is an evil queen in all but name. Queen of the ''galaxy'' to be exact; she's been conquering or destroying planets off-screen for quite awhile and when Stars starts, Earth's the only place she hasn't visited yet. She not only [[HeroKiller kills heroes]] but also [[BadBoss her own subordinates]] (this was ''highly'' unusual in the manga). Her ultimate goal is [[spoiler:to use the Silver Crystal to destroy Chaos and remake the galaxy with her as its ruler]]. The anime robbed her of her agency, so her goal is different between it and the manga (and most likely ''Crystal'' when it adapts this arc) and paints her as less of a galaxy-conquering tyrant with ambitious aspirations.

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** Queen Nehelenia of the Dead Moon is Queen Serenity's EvilCounterpart and also a clear homage to the wicked fairy who curses the princess in ''Sleeping Beauty''. She's implied to be jealous of Princess Serenity and in the present kidnaps, curses, and imprisons Elysium's guardian priest Helios, curses Earth (thus [[spoiler:making Mamoru aka Sailor Earth sick as well]], and generally tries to take over/destroy the planet. She's also incredibly vain, reminiscent of [[Literature/SnowWhite another evil fairy tale queen]]. Towards the end, it's revealed [[spoiler:she ''also'' kidnapped and brainwashed Chibiusa's bodyguards and is implied to feel entitled to have Mamoru as Endymion's reincarnation, explaining one element of her jealousy towards Serenity]]. She feels she's the proper ruler of both the Moon and Earth and basically what you'd get if you combined Beryl and Metaria up there into one character. Unfortunately the 90s anime downplayed the "EvilCounterpart and wicked fairy" angle and turned her into yet another villain who wasn't really evil, just misled, and [[HeelFaceTurn only needed a hug]] [[KarmaHoudini to turn good]].\n
** Galaxia is an evil queen in all but name. Queen of the ''galaxy'' to be exact; she's been conquering or destroying planets off-screen for quite awhile and when Stars starts, Earth's the only place she hasn't visited yet. She not only [[HeroKiller kills heroes]] but also [[BadBoss her own subordinates]] (this was ''highly'' unusual in the manga). Her ultimate goal is [[spoiler:to use the Silver Crystal to destroy Chaos and remake the galaxy with her as its ruler]]. The anime robbed her of her agency, so her goal is different between it and the manga (and most likely ''Crystal'' when it adapts this arc) and paints her as less of a galaxy-conquering tyrant with ambitious aspirations.


* Featuring a superpowered Amazonian race of Gems, it's no surprise that ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' features a BigBadDuumvirate known as the Great Diamond Authority, composed of Yellow Diamond, Blue Diamond, and White Diamond. White is by far the worst of them.

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* Featuring a superpowered Amazonian race of Gems, it's no surprise that ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' features a BigBadDuumvirate the BigBad known as the Great Diamond Authority, composed of Yellow Diamond, Blue Diamond, and White Diamond. White She is by far the worst absolute ruler of them.Gems.


* Morgana, at the end of season 3 of season of 'Series/{{Merlin}}'' after she seizes the throne, she throws Uther in the dungeon and starts executing his knights. And again at the end of season 4.

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* Morgana, at the end of season 3 of season of 'Series/{{Merlin}}'' 'Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'' after she seizes the throne, she throws Uther in the dungeon and starts executing his knights. And again at the end of season 4.

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* ''Literature/{{Everland}}'': Queen Katherina, aka the Bloodred Queen, is an {{expy}} of the above-mentioned [[Literature.AliceInWonderland Queen of Hearts]], only ''far'' more vile. She poisons her husband, King Oswald, to usurp the throne, and ends up instigating a bloody war and unleashing a SyntheticPlague that leaves millions dead in its wake.

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