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The Innocent Beta Bitch is a friend of the Alpha Bitch who isn't as mean as the alpha.

They are hinted as being much nicer than they seem, which becomes more apparent whenever they aren't with the alpha. Any meanness they do show is portrayed as them following the alpha's lead and not truly meaning it.

Alternatively, they are portrayed as being much dumber or not being able to think for themselves, so they just follow the Alpha Bitch's lead.

There's a good chance they will break the friendship after too much cruelty from the alpha. Also, expect them to end up being friends with the alpha bitch's enemies.

For the alpha version, see Lovable Alpha Bitch. See Beta Bitch for the mean version. Compare Peer-Pressured Bully, which occasionally overlaps. Compare also Minion with an F in Evil and Vile Villain, Laughable Lackey.

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    Anime & Manga 
  • Don't Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro: Yoshi when compared to Nagatoro's other friends Gamo and Sakura. She is more of an airhead who only teases Senpai when Nagatoro or the others are with her. When alone she is actually very shy. An official anthology book even described her as "pure and kind".

    Fan Works 
  • Bunzo Bunny from Poppy Playtime: Break Time is the meek and mousy Beta Bastard to Mommy Long Legs, Playtime Co.'s Alpha Bitch. Although he desired to be her friend, he is too scared to admit to her that he doesn't want to bully others and just wants her popularity to be shared with him so he isn't an Attention Whore anymore.

    Films — Animation 
  • Anastasia in the two Cinderella sequels. While the original has her mistreating Cinderella alongside her mother and sister, the sequels has her getting the blunt of their cruelty now that Cinderella is gone. Not only that but compare to Drizella, Anastasia genuinely wants to find someone to love her. Also, after making her Heel–Face Turn, she becomes much nicer towards Cinderella.
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    Films — Live Action 
  • Boy Eats Girl:
    • Glenda seems more dim and nervous than her Girl Posse friends. She stands by while Cheryl makes mean and insulting comments, but doesn't pitch in and (unlike Charlotte) never smiles at things like Cheryl mocking Jessica's failure to get Nathan. She does ask a Dirty Old Man to buy her and Cheryl drinks at a bar, but looks a bit grossed out when he actually agrees to. She also has an Actually Pretty Funny reaction to Diggs turning the tables on his bully and her boyfriend Shane, while Cheryl and Charlotte act indifferent to this.
    • Charlotte seems to find amusement in some of Cheryl's crueler moments, but she never instigates bullying anyone and shows signs of being desperately starved for genuine affection and kindness.
  • Bastard version with Ryan from High School Musical. He was his sister Sharpay's sidekick who went along with her schemes. Though, each of the sequels has him distancing himself from her and actually making friends with other Wildcats.
  • The House Bunny: Courtney, Ashley's seemingly loyal Beta Bitch sidekick has had enough with Phi Iota Mu (and Ashley, who had treated her horribly) that she describes it as "hell", and decides to pledge Zeta, making her the last pledge needed in order to save their house.
  • Bobby from The Karate Kid is a bastard version. While he did terrorize Daniel with the other Cobra Kai students, he did have his limits. He tried to dissuade Johnny from continuing his beating on Daniel at the Halloween party. He was also against attacking Daniel's leg and desperately apologizes immediately after doing it. By Cobra Kai, he's become a church pastor.
  • Mean Girls: The two sidekicks of Alpha Bitch Regina are not as mean as her. Gretchen is an insecure Extreme Doormat and Karen is a sweet-natured ditz, and both are "mean girls" mainly because they follow Regina's orders.
  • Princess Protection Program: Mean girl Chelsea is rarely seen without her sidekick Brooke, but is often just as cruel to her as she is to her other victims. Towards the climax of the film, she pushes Brooke too far during a conversation in the bathroom, and Brooke finally snaps and calls her out on her bullying ways, saying that she doesn't deserve to become Homecoming Queen because she has none of the virtues of a true queen.
  • Troop Beverly Hills has Annie who is the push around assistant to Wilderness Girls district leader Velda. She makes a face turn after going undercover in Phyllis' Beverly Hills group who actually treated her with respect.

    Literature 
  • Carrie: Sue is a friend of Chris, the cruel leader of the popular girls, but later feels guilty for joining Chris and her friends in the bullying of Carrie. To make up for it, she even asks her boyfriend Tommy to take Carrie to the Prom in her place. Even Chris's gal pal Tina Blake is this compared to how the film adaptations give her Adaptational Villainy - she lets Chris see the nominations for Prom King and Queen not knowing about the prank she's going to pull. And from her account of the blood pouring incident, she maintains that she only laughed out of shock and not maliciousness.
  • In the Irish children's book The Famine Secret, the workhouse of all places has a mean Alpha Bitch called Kitty who tries to sabotage Deirdre's sewing. She has a friend Mary, who Deirdre says is a naturally good woman when away from Kitty's influence.
  • A Little Princess: Lavinia is an Alpha Bitch who enjoys bullying Sara even after her father's death. Lavinia's best friend Jessie is less malicious, at one point she actually feels sorry for Sara, and reprimands Lavinia for tattling on her.
  • Nighttime Is My Time: Jean was this to Alison in school. They were friends but Jean never joined in Alison's mean girl antics and was even nice to some of the students Alison bullied. She didn't do much to stop Alison from what we can tell, though this is indicated to be because Jean herself was extremely introverted and meek in high school, as opposed to approval of Alison's bullying. The Owl even briefly considers sparing Jean because she wasn't unkind and stuck-up like the other girls, but then convinces himself that she was just as horrible as them deep down.
  • In Two Can Keep A Secret, Malcolm considers Brooke the most bearable of his stepsister Katrin's friends. That's not a high bar, but Brooke is a genuinely nice person. She gets murdered, and Malcolm is accused of the crime.

    Live-Action TV 
  • A.N.T. Farm: Paisley is Lexi's best friend and main accomplice, despite this she is one of the sweetest and most innocent people in the entire show.
  • Beverly Hills, 90210: While Donna is part of The Beautiful Elite along with her more famous friend Kelly, she's not stuck-up like her. She even starts dating an unpopular student who was considered a loser by Kelly. Kelly herself later evolves into a Lovable Alpha Bitch, but Donna is always nicer.
  • The Sleepover Club: Both seasons of the TV series feature an Alpha Bitch (Sara in season 1, Krystal in season 2) with an innocent and submissive lackey. Season 1 has Alana, who's mostly a passive Satellite Character to Sara. In season 2, her Suspiciously Similar Substitute Caitlin gets more characterization and is shown to be a very sweet girl who would actually be friends with the main characters, if it wasn't for her Undying Loyalty to Alpha Bitch Krystal, who hates them.
  • Moon from Cobra Kai. While she did participate in the cyberbullying of both Aisha and Sam alongside Yasmine, she does make a turnaround and apologizes for her actions. Later on, she actually breaks up with Hawk because of his new bullying attitude. Not only that, but she attempted to mend the friendship amongst the students of Cobra Kai and Miyagi-Do Karate.
  • Control Z: Maria is the nicest of her clique especially in comparison with her sister Natalia and her Alpha Bitch friend Isabella (pre-secret revealed). Also she's very popular and liked by other students as Rosita said.
  • Friends: Monica was this to Rachel when they were in high school. As seen in the flashbacks, Rachel was a spoiled cheerleader (and confirmed to be an Alpha Bitch by some old classmates), while Monica was her insecure and naive Fat Best Friend. However, in the present day, Monica has the more dominant personality of the two.
  • Gilmore Girls: Madeline is a cheerful airhead who is a friend of Academic Alpha Bitch Paris. She's genuinely friendly and keeps forgetting that she's supposed to hate Rory when Paris is mad at her.
  • Glee: Cheerleader Brittany was part of Quinn's Girl Posse in season 1, along with fellow cheerleader Santana. From season 2 onwards, Brittany is portrayed as a ditzy but sweet and friendly girl, but she still hangs out with Santana, who turns out to be an even bigger Alpha Bitch than Quinn (though sometimes with a soft side).
  • H₂O: Just Add Water's first season antagonist is local Rich Bitch Miriam. She's often seen with a best friend Tiffany who's not as mean as her, and even dances happily with Lewis at the High-School Dance.
  • How to Rock: Molly is the school's cruel queen bee. Her best friend, Grace, is The Ditz and, though complicit in Molly's actions, is also incredibly friendly and willing to be kind to Kacey and her friends, even having a crush on the dorky Nelson.
  • Kamen Rider Fourze: When Miu was still the Alpha Bitch of the cheerleading club, she was accompanied by Tamae and Jun. Jun was shown to be a ditsy Big Eater. She also gets insulted by Tamae about her eating habits.
  • Buttercup from Knight Squad may be friends with resident Alpha Bitch Sage, but due to being a Brainless Beauty, Buttercup isn't as mean as Sage and is quite sweet.
  • The New Adventures of Old Christine has the "meanie moms" of Marly and Lindsay who make fun of old Christine. However, Lindsay is not that mean towards Christine and Marly largely forces Lindsay to do things she not comfortable with. Like telling her to get pregnant alongside her.

    Professional Wrestling 
  • In LayCool, Michelle McCool was a sadistic Blood Knight out to humiliate her opponents as well as beat them. Layla was mean too but seemed more naive and ditzy, as opposed to outwardly evil. She also cared more for Michelle and even booked them in for counselling when she sensed their friendship failing. Upon a break-up and Heel–Face Turn, she apologised to all the other Divas for her actions as part of LayCool.
  • Bella Twins:
    • On NXT Season 3, Nikki Bella had a Face–Heel Turn and started bullying the other rookies. Her sister Brie disapproved of this and remained a face the whole time.
    • Nikki later became the top heel of the division in 2015, and Brie was more likely to go through the Face–Heel Revolving Door because her husband was fan-favourite Daniel Bryan.
  • Sable turned heel to become an arrogant diva when she posed for Playboy. She let her fan Tori join her entourage, and Tori would only do dirty work to please Sable. Eventually Sable turned on her, setting up a match at WrestleMania XV.
  • Melina was a very spiteful Alpha Bitch in the 2007-2008 period of her career, when she was Women's Champion. Jillian Hall was her best friend and, due to her Hollywood Tone-Deaf gimmick, came across as a clueless ditz rather than actually vicious. Ironically when Melina turned face to feud with Beth Phoenix, Jillian turned her back on her.

    Theatre 
  • Be More Chill: While Chloe is a possessive Alpha Bitch with a Hair-Trigger Temper, her best friend Brooke is a good-hearted girl who wants to have an identity outside of being Chloe's best friend. In the Broadway version of the script, Chloe cries about how everybody likes Brooke more because Brooke is so nice.

    Video Games 
  • Life Is Strange: Taylor and Courtney, the two sidekicks of Alpha Bitch Victoria Chase. While they do take part in bullying Max Caulfield and Kate Marsh, when encountered one-on-one they are significantly more friendly; Taylor opens up to Max about her mother's health and even offers to do her makeup before the big college party. Meanwhile, Courtney will happily plus-one Max into Victoria's private VIP lounge if asked nicely.

    Web Animation 

    Western Animation 
  • Bob's Burgers has Jocelyn, who is friends with Tammy. She's nothing but an airhead who just follows whatever Tammy does.
  • Alyson from Braceface. She was never truly mean to Sharon and the others and only did bad stuff because of her friendship with Nina. She even manages to find some common ground with Sharon, when they discover that they are both proponent of animal rights. Later on, she actually ends her friendship with Nina after she forces her to choose between her or Connor who she started to date.
  • Stacy from Daria. She doesn't have a mean bone in her body and is also very insecure and emotional. Not only that, but Sandi constantly belittles her for every little thing which brings Stacy to tears.
  • Even though Brandy from Detentionaire can be bitchy, she's still considerate and thoughtful once you get to know her. She undergoes Character Development and gets kicked out of the Glamazons.
  • In Grojband, Trina's Beleaguered Assistant Mina isn't malicious whatsoever, and is only friends with Trina because she forced her to be.
  • Hey Arnold!: Nadine, who is friends with Rich Bitch Rhonda, isn't as stuck-up to the other kids as Rhonda is, and has eccentricities of her own.
  • Jem has Stormer of The Misfits. She is the Token Good Teammate of the group who constantly gets belittled by Pizzazz and Roxy. While she does participates in the rivalry against Jem and The Holograms, she has shown sympathy and empathy towards them and their orphan girls.
  • Miraculous Ladybug has Sabrina, who is Chloe's BFF. Which just amounts to Chloe just bossing her around and treating her with disrespect. Earlier episodes also had her being more of a nice person and who only did bad stuff because Chloe ordered it.
  • The Owl House: Once Boscha took over as Alpha Bitch from Amity, she gained her own Beta in Skara who is significantly friendlier and more easy going than either of them, and at worst is occasionally Innocently Insensitive.
  • Steven Universe: Future: "Why So Blue?" introduces a pair of Lapis Lazulis the credits call "Mean Lapis" and "Nice Lapis" respectively — both are antagonistic to Steven and the main Lapis, but "Mean" is more consistently rude and judgmental towards to the two, while "Nice" is more willing to hear them out and join in on their antics, only stopping when "Mean" gives her a look. At the end of the episode, "Nice" arrives at Little Homeworld without "Mean", genuinely apologetic and wanting to enroll at Little Homeschool.
  • Lindsay from the Total Drama series was Heather's assistant in Island, and although she helped Heather carry out her misdeeds, she only joined Heather because she wanted to be popular, and is actually quite nice. When Lindsay finally realizes Heather was using her (after Heather throws her under the bus in "That's Off The Chain"), she gets mad enough to call Heather out.

 
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Lindsay is aware that Heather is a cruel person, but is too dumb to realize that Heather hates her, and only keeps her around as a useful pawn.

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