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  • In Aim for the Ace!, the beautiful star player Reika Ryuuzaki starts out acting like this, being the queen bee and at first angered that a newcomer like Hiromi could possibly have made the top five, but she warms up to her eventually.
  • Elizabeth Westbrook from the manga Amazing Agent Luna. She's blonde, rich, and completely spoiled. She seems to hate the main character for no real reason other than jealousy. Notably one of her girl posse, Francesca, befriends Luna(the protagonist) early on and later another one(Heather)dates Luna's other friend Oliver.
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  • Mitsuko Souma from Battle Royale, though since the students are involved in a Deadly Game, she's a bit more violent than is usual for the trope.
  • Black Butler: Despite being male Maurice Cole counts.
  • Anna Maria from Blood+ is a poster girl for this trope, despite not having a very large part in the series. A Rich Bitch, her own posse of female followers, the teacher's pet, and being unreasonably rude and bullying. Naturally, she gets a slap to the face when Solomon invites Saya to dance instead of her.
  • In the Bokurano manga, Mako Nakarai has to deal with an Alpha Bitch that harasses her for being the daughter of an ex-prostitute. After Mako spectacularly calls her and her boyfriend out before her deadly battle, we see that the Alpha Bitch has had a change of heart.
  • Eliza Reagan from Candy Candy is perpetually giving Candy and her friends a lot of troubles for her own amusement on seeing people suffer and her wealth and family prestige usually gives her more excuses to get away from her troubles. She only gets very limited comeuppances, but the extremely few times she does tend to be pretty spectacular.
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  • Katherina Sforza from the Nunnally-centered Code Geass manga Code Geass: Nightmare of Nunnally. She and the Girl Posse get embarrassingly punished by Nunners's classmate and the local Extraordinarily Empowered Girl, Alice, though.
  • Danganronpa has the Ultimate Despair Junko Enoshima fit this trope to a T; a Gyaru supermodel who's just as sadistic, manipulative, and abusive as she is popular, attractive and rich. In fact, it’s taken Up to Eleven as she uses her “queen bee” skills to create the Ultimate Despair and bring down global society and usher in an age of dystopia, with her as its Evil Overlord. Think Regina George if she was the Emperor version of The Joker.
  • Dear Brother:
    • Aya Misaki, in all her bitchy, slanderous "glory". Poor Nanako and Mariko. Uncommonly for the trope, in the TV series she's given a Freudian Excuse (deep, deep insecurities and self-hate) and, by almost the end, she pulls a Heel–Face Turn.
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    • Fukiko "Miya-sama" Ichinomiya, whose minions include, oh, the entire snotty Sorority, is another example, though her bitchiness doesn't show until the later chapters. Just like Aya, Fukiko is WAY more bitchy in the manga than the anime.
  • The Ganguro Girls from Durarara!!. While they're not rich (if episode 6 is anything to go by, they're dirt poor), they have all the traits of this character; they take delight in tormenting the female lead Anri Sonohara, are catty and rude to everyone they meet, and are all around nasty and unlikable people. Is it any wonder that the Slasher decided to target them?
  • Motoko Minagawa from Fruits Basket plays with the trope. She's a haughty girl with an obsessive crush on Yuki Sohma and a Girl Posse who's jealous of Tohru for being so close to Yuki and constantly plots to get rid of her; however, she doesn't seem to be particularly popular at school. She's not from a rich or influential family, either, since her parents are greengrocers. However, Motoko later gets some character development where she realizes that she hates herself much more than she hates Tohru, and she eventually gives up on Yuki after finally confessing to him on her graduation day.
  • Reiko Komori, one of Mamoru's friends in GaoGaiGar, seems to be a younger, nicer version of this. The claws only come out on Sunou, one of their other friends, to one-up him whenever he starts bragging.
  • Great Teacher Onizuka has quite a few of them, but Miyabi Aizawa tops them all.
  • Shute Sutherland is a male example in Haruka Nogizaka's Secret. He's hardly seen without his Boy Posse.
  • Hell Girl has a lot of these, at least in the beginning of the series. And they receive their comeuppance. Boy, do they ever.
    • The worst of them is Aya Kuroda from the anime's very first episode. She not only bullies her rival Mayumi Hashimoto, but she frames her for embezzlement, forces her into Compensated Dating to earn the money back, and blackmails her with photos of her "illegal/immoral behavior" Seeing her get Dragged Off to Hell is quite satisfying, even if Mayumi must also suffer the same fate when she dies.
    • Later, we meet Shiori Akasaka, who leaves her friend Minami and gets "chosen" to go to Hell, but later, they get reconciled and try to send their rival alpha bitches to Hell instead. That does NOT end well.
    • And later, it's subverted: young Maki is being bullied by a secret stalker... and it turns out to be her teacher Kamishiro. She ends up in Hell.
  • Mao, an anime-only character in Kekkaishi, was apparently created to serve as Alpha Bitch for leading girl Tokine in that she flaunts her wealth and makes catty comments about her. Subverted because Tokine isn't really affected by her snarky comments.
  • Kill la Kill:
    • Honnouji Academy is a whole school of alpha bitches, run by Big Bad and top bitch Satsuki Kiryuin. In an ironic twist, while they are genuinely alpha bitches, they're working for the greater good of stopping Satsuki's Evil Matriarch Ragyo Kiryuin from literally destroying the world. They get much better after revealing their intentions to save the world, which allows them to talk about their serious issues.
    • Mako has her own episode where she slowly turns into one but stops herself near the end.
    • Nui Harime is a lone-wolf alpha bitch, constantly insulting/degrading the cast while blocking their Power Armor augmented attacks without wearing Power Armor.
  • Kurumi from Kimi ni Todoke gossips about, befriends, and manipulates the kindhearted and naive protagonist to get a boy to like her. Her comeuppance arrives when a comic relief P.E. teacher thinks Kurumi has the hots for him. Afterward, she actually receives some of the most noteworthy Character Development in the series, becoming a Lovable Alpha Bitch and later a straight-up friend and study buddy to the protagonist.
  • Kitchen Princess The popular girl and model Akane Kishida falls under this trope because she constantly frames the Genki Girl heroine for things that weren't her fault. The Wounded Gazelle Gambit is one of her favorite cards to play, and her posse falls for it every time.
  • Kyo Koi O Hajimemasu: Arisa and her posse react very badly when they find out the main character has become the resident playboy's girlfriend, going so far as to physically assault and bully her. She later employs two thugs to scare Hibino, but, to her horror, they try to rape her. This shakes her, making her apologise.
  • Manami Anzai from Life, and her Girl Posse, are this to extreme degrees. Manami is The Fake Cutie who hides her bullying behind a sweet persona. She befriends Ayumu before turning on her for supposedly trying to steal her boyfriend. When angered she acts above and beyond. She attempts to murder Ayumu, tries to make her swallow needles, gets her boyfriend beaten up when she believes he's cheating on her (nevermind the fact that she has a lover herself), and drives another student to attempt suicide in fear of her.
  • Michiyo in Mahoraba acts like The Alpha Bitch Ojou to Asami out of insecurity. She really wants to be friends with Asami.
  • Mai-Otome:
    • Shiho Huit fills this role in the anime, playing tricks on Arika and the other Corals and looking down on them because of their status.
    • Tomoe Marguerite is a more traditional Alpha Bitch, with a young hanger-on named Miya whom she verbally and physically abuses when no one else is looking. She's even tried to kill Arika and her friends on a few occasions.
    • The show also has Queen Mashiro, a Royal Brat who isn't even a student at the academy, but will skirt her administrative duties and visit there just to mock and laugh at Arika whenever she does something wrong. Unlike Tomoe, Mashiro goes through quite the Break the Haughty, and eventually wises up.
  • Les Misérables: Shōjo Cosette: Eponine as a child deconstructs this. While she's basically the princess when her parents are around, it's shown that she has difficulty making friends or being liked in more normal social situation due to her haughty demeanor. Ultimately, this, coupled with many people around Montfermeil enjoying Cosette's friendliness and treating her nicely (despite Eponine having been conditioned all her young life to consider Cosette scum), only further fuels her own insecurities and the resentment of Cosette that would last into both girls' adulthoods.
  • Murciélago: In the School Destruction arc (Volume 6) we're introduced to the lovely Fuuri-chan, a bully who's frightened a trio of girls into submission (if one of them is to be believed, anyways). Not only does she target the shy Minako, she's even posing as her protective girlfriend.
  • Catarina Claes in My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!, a daughter of a duke and the betrothed of the third prince of the Sorcier Kingdom, was supposed to grow up into one of these as per the storyline of the otome game Fortune Lover, but since the recovery of her Past-Life Memories, she recognizes her role and takes conscious action to avert becoming one. Because if she does, she'll end up getting either murdered or exiled by her fiancé (who is clearly unhappy of being engaged to her due to this trope) or by her adoptive brother (who hated her guts due of being a horrible stepsister to him). Instead, she ends up becoming ridiculously sweet, friendly, and stupid, which is the fundamental premise of the series, causing tremendous changes in the relationship dynamics of the characters.
    • Since this series' Catarina didn't become Maria Campbell (the original protagonist of the otome game)'s tormentor, the unnamed noblewomen who bully the latter become this trope instead due of her commoner status and the fact that she possesses rare and powerful magic. Unfortunately for those noblewomen, they are nothing compared to a duke's daughter as Catarina uses her status along with some application of common sense and conscience to tell Maria's bullies to scram or face consequences.
  • Naruto: When she was younger, Sakura was bullied by a trio of Alpha Bitches for her big forehead. Later, after they become rivals, Ino becomes something of an Alpha Bitch, but she soon grows out of it and they become best friends again.
  • In Negima! Magister Negi Magi, after Yue gets Laser-Guided Amnesia, she ends up enrolling in a Magic School and has to deal with one of these, Emily Sevensheep. They get along better after that incident with the griffin dragon. And later, Emily dies (or better said, is written out of existence) in Yue's arms. She got better thanks to Asuna's World-Healing Wave.
  • Miyuki from Nurse Angel Ririka SOS is a grade schooler example. She has a Girl Posse and dislikes Ririka for both being what she considers a "barbarian" and being close to her crush Kanou. Despite normally being mean and clingy she has a nice side and has Lonely Rich Kid traits.
  • Tamaki Reika from Ojamajo Doremi, though she has a bit of a Freudian Excuse. (After she got serious burns as a baby thanks to her Bumbling Dad leaving a cup of hot coffee within her reach, he swore to never again make Reika cry...but ended up spoiling her rotten.)
  • Subverted in Ojojojo. Haru tries to gain everybody's affection with her wealth and status, but her arrogant personality turns them all away very quickly. As a result, she had to constantly change schools before the story started. As the story progresses, she manages to develop into a Lovable Alpha Bitch (minus the alpha part).
  • Queen Barby from Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, who runs the school that Panty and Stocking are infiltrating in one episode (it's even explicitly stated that the weak-willed principal barely has any control compared to her). She turns out to be one of the Ghosts Panty and Stocking are after: a literal Queen Bee.
  • Sae from Peach Girl. She's Momo's main love rival, and is especially good at doing nasty things to Momo while making herself look innocent.
  • Pokémon: The Series:
    • Ursula, one of Dawn's rivals, especially in the later episodes of Diamond and Pearl.
    • Also Giselle from the original series episode "The School of Hard Knocks", though she's a Lovable Alpha Bitch by the episode's end.
    • Harley from Ruby and Sapphire is a male example towards May and is her rival. He would go out his way to humiliate May and make her miserable.
  • Private Actress gives us the very soft-spoken very smiley and very unsettling Kana Juumonji later known as Satoka Ryoudou from the Boarding School case. She completely dominates a group of girls from her school for rich kids, to the point of making the girls accomplices and instruments to her many crimes. She is also the teachers's darling and given leeways that the other students don't have, probably because one of her victims was a teacher.
  • Subverted in Red Garden. One of the Student Council members constantly complained about how the protagonist was being treated with kid gloves for her constant absences and tardies, and is seen several times spying on her, as if for blackmail material...then, in an emotional scene, she reveals that she's been worried about the protagonist for a long time, and wanted to help her with whoever is hurting her.
  • Nanami Kiryuu from Revolutionary Girl Utena. In the manga, Nanami only appears in a photo, so Juri takes her place as Alpha Bitch.
  • Toka from Saki, though she does have a soft side.
  • Kanako Kawamori from Sakura Gari.
  • Otome Kato from School Days. Slightly subverted as she's a sports idol and not a Rich Bitch or cheerleader.
  • Sgt. Frog: Natsumi's 'school rival' Imogo Rie.
  • Aki Honda from Shadow Star, despite not being rich, graduates from criminal harassment to sodomy and rape. She meets a very nasty end when her favorite victim, local Lonely Rich Kid Hiroko Kaizuka, gets her Shadow Dragon and brutally murders Aki and her Girl Posse in what proves to be her Start of Darkness. It shows that in a series like Shadow Star, alpha bitches have extremely short lifespans.
  • Saaya Yamabuki from Shugo Chara!; mostly played for laughs.
  • Kafuko from Space Pirate Mito, complete with a Girl Posse, a sense of entitlement, and a not-so-secret crush on the protagonist.
  • Str.A.In.: Strategic Armored Infantry adds Isabella to the list of characters that it kills off, but her even worse successor, Mariette, makes it through to the end of the series. Oddly, Lavinia, who is named after the Alpha Bitch of A Little Princess, is the furthest thing from being an Alpha Bitch herself, being head-over-heels for protagonist Sarah.
  • Catherine and Jeanne, Cinderella's stepsisters in The Story of Cinderella are an Alpha Bitch duo.
  • Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note: Naho Takeda is this towards the socially misfit Class Representative Aya, complete with Girl Posse. Her most visible acts in the anime is setting the class to ignore Aya; Sunahara's breaking it is the single act that brought forward Aya's crush on him.
  • Kamina of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann is a male aversion. While Simon is staring at his shiny new MacGuffin, he (literally) bumps into Kamina hanging out with his two buddies. This is generally the part of the episode where the MacGuffin is stolen, and the hero spends the rest of the episode trying to get it back, until bad guys show up and he uses it to save the day. Instead, Kamina just smiles, says "It looks good on you," and insists Simon call him "bro."
  • Tenjouin Saki of To Love-Ru is a stark subversion: while she meets almost all of the standard Alpha Bitch traits, right down to the Noblewoman's Laugh and Ojou Ringlets, she has a very human side; she obtained one of the girls in her Girl Posse by rescuing her from bullies. She is legitimately kind to her friends, and to her servants.
  • Ami of Toradora!, who usually hides her bitchiness behind a saccharine mask of sweetness until she feels she can get away with it. She does get Character Development, though, switching to Lovable Alpha Bitch. Being a very popular teen model, she's used to various people fawning over her and such. But, because she's a model, they expect her to be the cute, sunny, eternally bubbly girl she's often portrayed as. And she's sick of it.
  • Umineko: When They Cry: Poor Ange has to deal with whole class of them, all because they don't like her personality, which apparently spoils their mood. Alternately, they're the Lovable Alpha Bitch type... and Ange is the one causing trouble. Remember, we only see things from Ange's perspective: the girls are HORRIFIED by her breakdown, and the school in itself relies on group punishment! So they may have gotten way ahead of their league, with all the horrible results that came.
  • Umi Monogatari has Oshima, who acts haughty around Kanon and is obsessed with winning over Kojima. However, she has hidden depths.
  • Sara is a subtle version in Vampire Knight.
  • Princess Millerna starts out as the Alpha Bitch in The Vision of Escaflowne, but grows out of it.
  • In the manga version of Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, Seika Kohinata fills this role. Unlike most examples of this Trope, she has the skills to back up her ego. (In her one duel with Judai, she honestly wasn't bad.)
  • Miya Koshiro (a.k.a. The "Heiress") in Yumeiro Pâtissière.


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