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* Sister Michael of ''Series/DerryGirls'' is a snarky, no-nonsense nun and the head of a girls' school.


* Mother Mary Menglele from the 2012 film adaptation of ''Film/TheThreeStooges''.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Bart's teacher is one of these when he goes to Catholic school in the episode "The Father, The Son, and the Holy Guest Star".

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Bart's teacher is one of these when he goes to Catholic school in the episode "The Father, The Son, and the Holy Guest Star".



* ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad'' Before being adopted (kidnapped) by Tuddrussel and Larry, Otto lived in an orphanage which was ran by a particularly harsh nun.

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** In "Gone Maggie Gone", Lisa goes undercover at a monastery searching for Maggie, the place being run by a sardonic Mother Superior who enjoys making insulting riddles.
* ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad'' Before being adopted (kidnapped) by Tuddrussel and Larry, Otto lived in an orphanage which was ran run by a particularly harsh nun.


* The reverend mother for much of the first ''Film/SisterAct'' movie.

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* The reverend mother for much of the first ''Film/SisterAct'' movie. To be fair though, she is clearly a good person, just traditional.


* The Penguin from ''Film/TheBluesBrothers''.

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* The Penguin from ''Film/TheBluesBrothers''.''Film/TheBluesBrothers'' (pictured above). She whacks both Jake and Elwood with her ruler for swearing.
--> '''Jake:''' Well, I guess you're really up shit creek.\\
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* Sister Grace, the director of the English BoardingSchool in ''Manga/CandyCandy'' fits in here to a T. She's not ''evil'', but is '''extremely'' by the rules and does NOT tolerate when the students break them.

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* Sister Grace, the director of the English BoardingSchool in ''Manga/CandyCandy'' fits in here to a T. She's not ''evil'', but is '''extremely'' strictly plays by the rules and does NOT doesn't tolerate when the students break them.


See also SternTeacher and ScaryNuns. The nun in question may or may not be a ChildHater.

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See also SternTeacher and ScaryNuns.NunsAreSpooky. The nun in question may or may not be a ChildHater.


See also SternTeacher and NunsAreScary. The nun in question may or may not be a ChildHater.

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See also SternTeacher and NunsAreScary.ScaryNuns. The nun in question may or may not be a ChildHater.


See also SternTeacher. The nun in question may or may not be a ChildHater.

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See also SternTeacher.SternTeacher and NunsAreScary. The nun in question may or may not be a ChildHater.


The strictness that was their hallmark was partly due to the nuns applying the same standards to their students that nuns were expected to hold themselves to, and also partly because Catholic schools both then and now were occasionally used as reform schools for problem children.

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The strictness that was their hallmark was partly due to the nuns applying the same standards to their students that nuns were expected to hold themselves to, and also partly because Catholic schools both then and now were occasionally used as [[DustbinSchool reform schools for problem children.
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A character type of stern, usually elderly nun, who acts as a SternTeacher at a Catholic school (possibly even a SadistTeacher at a BoardingSchoolOfHorrors variety) but may (or may not) be looked back upon with some affection. A DiscreditedTrope nowadays, since a good many teachers at Catholic schools are now laypeople- not to mention that after about TheSeventies or so, ''any'' teachers beating students would not go over well with parents or administrators, whether those teachers have taken vows or not- but at one time occasionally TruthInTelevision.

The strictness that was their halmark was partly due to the nuns applying the same standards to their students that nuns were expected to hold themselves to, and also partly because Catholic schools both then and now were occasionally used as reform schools for problem children.

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A character type of stern, usually elderly nun, who acts as a SternTeacher at a Catholic school (possibly even a SadistTeacher at a BoardingSchoolOfHorrors variety) but may (or may not) be looked back upon with some affection. A DiscreditedTrope nowadays, since a good many teachers at Catholic schools are now laypeople- laypeople -- not to mention that after about TheSeventies or so, ''any'' teachers beating students would not go over well with parents or administrators, whether those teachers have taken vows or not- not -- but at one time occasionally TruthInTelevision.

The strictness that was their halmark hallmark was partly due to the nuns applying the same standards to their students that nuns were expected to hold themselves to, and also partly because Catholic schools both then and now were occasionally used as reform schools for problem children.






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* Ronald-Ann had one of these in her Catholic school in Berkeley Breathed's ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' sequel ''Outland''.
* Sister Steven in ''ComicStrip/NineChickweedLane''.
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* The Penguin from ''Film/TheBluesBrothers''''Film/TheBluesBrothers''.



* Sister Aloysius in ''Film/{{Doubt}}'' is basically an example of showing this character type as having HiddenDepths

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* Sister Aloysius in ''Film/{{Doubt}}'' is basically an example of showing this character type as having HiddenDepthsHiddenDepths.






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* Sister Edgar has this reputation in Don [=DeLillo=]'s ''Underworld''. She stopped hitting her students when the majority of them became black and Latin, though, because her conscience wouldn't allow her to beat someone who didn't look like her.

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* Sister Edgar has this reputation in Don [=DeLillo=]'s ''Underworld''. She stopped hitting her students when the majority of them became black Black and Latin, Latino, though, because her conscience wouldn't allow her to beat someone who didn't look like her.







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* The only thing in the world that can scare [[Series/FatherTed Father Jack Hackett]] is a no-nonsense old-school nun.
* In children's Britcom Educating Marmalade, Sister Conception and Sister Purification of The Convent of the Blessed Limit. They were men with moustaches and baseball bats.

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* ''Series/FatherTed'': The only thing in the world that can scare [[Series/FatherTed Father Jack Hackett]] Hackett is a no-nonsense old-school nun.
* In children's Britcom Educating Marmalade, ''Educating Marmalade'', Sister Conception and Sister Purification of The Convent of the Blessed Limit. They were are men with moustaches and baseball bats.






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* Ronald-Ann had one of these in her Catholic school in Berkeley Breathed's ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' sequel ''Outland''.
* Sister Steven in ''ComicStrip/NineChickweedLane''.

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* Ronald-Ann had one ''Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You'' by Christopher Durang.
* The popular "interactive play" ''Late Night Catechism'' is based upon this trope.
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of these in her Catholic school in Berkeley Breathed's ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' sequel ''Outland''.
* Sister Steven in ''ComicStrip/NineChickweedLane''.
''Film/SisterAct'', reverend mother once again takes up this role.



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* ''Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You'' by Christopher Durang.
* The popular "interactive play" ''Late Night Catechism'' is based upon this trope.
* In the musical remake of ''Film/SisterAct'', reverend mother once again takes up this role.

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* ''Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You'' by Christopher Durang.
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''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Bart's teacher is one of these when he goes to Catholic school in the episode "The Father, The popular "interactive play" ''Late Night Catechism'' is based upon this trope.
* In
Son, and the musical remake of ''Film/SisterAct'', reverend mother once again takes up this role.
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-->Back in my day, we used a ruler on unruly children. Nowadays, ''[[DoubleSubversion we use a yardstick]]!''
* ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad'' Before being adopted (kidnapped) by Tuddrussel and Larry, Otto lived in an orphanage which was ran by a particularly harsh nun.




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* Bart's teacher is one of these when he goes to Catholic school in the episode [[TheSimpsons "The Father, The Son, and the Holy Guest Star."]]
--> Back in my day, we used a ruler on unruly children. Nowadays, ''[[DoubleSubversion we use a yardstick]]!''
* ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad'' Before being adopted (kidnapped) by Tuddrussel and Larry, Otto lived in an orphanage which was ran by a particularly harsh nun.

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* ''ComicBook/SinCity'': Marv [[ICallHerVera named his gun Gladys]] after the toughest nun he had in school.

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* ''ComicBook/SinCity'': Marv [[ICallHerVera named his gun Gladys]] after the toughest nun he had in school.
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* Sister Grace, the director of the English BoardingSchool in ''Manga/CandyCandy'' fits in here to a T. She's not ''evil'', but is '''extremely'' by the rules and does NOT tolerate when the students break them.

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