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"What a bitch..." - Hank Hill
A good, well-written example of a mean popular girl character
A notable example of a mean popular girl who acts like an a-hole towards others she doesn't like at all.

The mean popular girl (also known as the "alpha bitch" or "Queen Bee") is a stock character in most TV shows or movies or video games that usually take place in a high school setting. They're often portrayed as a teenage girl who is popular among the school but is often mean and prissy to less popular girls, mostly towards the main female protagonist. She is usually very attractive and often has sidekicks following her everywhere.

Male variants of that cliché also exist too where they're called the mean popular boy (also known as the "alpha bastard").

Tsundere characters are also part of the range from the cold "silent treatment" to the hotheaded "kindergartener who pushes you into the sandbox." The reasons behind a tsundere's behavior vary widely, but usually boil down to the conflict between their feelings of affection towards a love interest, and their reaction to having those feelings. Though in most examples the reason has something to do with a Madonna-Whore Complex or at least a fear of Slut-Shaming. Truth in Television for many teenage girls: as they both try too hard to be attractive and also try to look like they aren't trying. In an adult though, this type of behavior is generally seen as distastefully immature. The tsun ツン in the Japanese word tsundere ツンデレ comes from the word tsuntsun つんつん, which is a mimetic word for "irritable" or "grumpy," meaning someone is tsuntsun when they become hard to approach and to talk with.

Basically, when you're tsuntsun you just refuse to hear what others have to say. You'll go "hmph!" and turn away. The idea of tsundere characters is that they go "hmph!" and turn away, but eventually they turn back.

People can be tsuntsun just for a while, one isn't necessarily always tsuntsun. It's like being happy or sad. Also, being tsuntsun is completely different from being tsundere. Someone who is tsuntsun is just grumpy, tsuntsun has nothing to do with romance cliches.

That means tsundere ツンデレ is actually short for tsuntsun deredere as two abbreviations in one.

The term was originally used to describe characters who began with a harsh outgoing personality, but slowly revealed a soft and vulnerable interior over time, which made this a plot trope as much as it is a character trope. Over the years the character archetype has become flanderized, and is now generically associated with a character who flips between the two emotional states at the slightest provocation, and usually at a specific person rather than a general sociability problem. The former is usually referred as Classic Tsundere and the latter as Modern Tsundere. A Tsundere, especially a classic one, is usually a Tomboy with a Girly Streak.

The tsuntsun can range from the cold "silent treatment" to the hotheaded "kindergartner who pushes you into the sandbox." The reasons behind a tsundere's behavior vary widely, but usually boil down to the conflict between their feelings of affection towards a love interest, and their reaction to having those feelings.

A himedere also refers to a character who wishes to be treated like a princess by the person she loves, even if she is not actual royalty. This word is an abbreviation of "hime" (), which means "princess", and "deredere" (デレデレ), which means "lovey-dovey". A himedere can be truly befriended by the few who can see past their ego. Sometimes the himedere takes their companions for granted and chooses to treat them unfairly. Those who tolerate her either let the himedere walk all over them or retaliate eventually, but there is usually a sense of loyalty or a strong bond that is difficult to break.

This type of character is one who has traits of a stereotypical, snooty princess, and comes off at first as arrogant, self-centered, and vain. Still, they have the capacity for love and friendship and often will soften over time, learning a valuable lesson in the process.

Himedere characters are very similar to tsundere characters and have a similar personality. They will both be arrogant and insult their love interest, acting like they're not interested when they actually care about them. The difference between the two is how himedere characters have a princess and superior complex, acting sometimes like a diva and very demanding to other people.

There is also a male version of this dere called oujidere, which is exactly the same but with a prince complex instead.

Himedere character's behavior is like a spoiled brat but with a princess complex. The kinder and more mature version of this dere are oujodere characters, who act like a gentle, kind and fair princess and don't demand others to treat them differently if they really are royalty.

The Alpha Bitch

  • Chloé Bourgeois (Miraculous Ladybug: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir)
  • Lila Rossi (Miraculous Ladybug: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir)
  • Chris Hargensen (Carrie)
  • Foxy Loxy (Disney's Chicken Little (2005))
  • Goosey Loosey (Disney's Chicken Little (2005); pre-character development)
  • Wren (Fun Size)
  • Sarah (Ed, Edd 'n' Eddy)
  • Vendetta (Making Fiends)
  • Connie D’Amico (Family Guy)
  • Carla and Melanie (Growing Up Creepie)
  • Nina Harper (Braceface)
  • Paige Logan (Grossology)
  • Gale (Angry Birds Stella Toons)
  • Margaret Robinson (The Amazing World of Gumball; not popular, but she is really sadistic)
  • Brooke (Kick-Ass)
  • Lois Griffin (Family Guy)
  • Loona (Helluva Boss; she's one of the examples of a mean popular girl who's written well)
  • Roberta Tubbs (The Cleveland Show)
  • Gem Stone (Sabrina: The Animated Series)
  • Cassandra (Sabrina's Secret Life)
  • Miss Prissy (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies)
  • Meredith Baxter-Dimly (Bratz)
  • Blaire Lily (Unfriended)
  • Mackenzie Hollister (Dork Diaries)
  • Jeannie (Tom and Jerry)
  • Evelyn Claythrone (Meta Runner)
  • Fifty-Sue (Futures End)
  • Nanette Manoir (Angela Anaconda)
  • Wave the Swallow (Sonic Riders)
  • Savannah Shane (All Grown Up!)
  • Katie Killjoy (Hazbin Hotel)
  • Ruby (Max & Ruby)
  • Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic; pre-character development)
  • Brittney Wong (Star vs. the Forces of Evil)
  • The Ashleys (Recess)
  • Samantha LaRusso (Cobra Kai, Season 2-present)
  • Yasmine (Cobra Kai; pre-character development)
  • Trina Riffin (Grojband; pre-character development)
  • Jade West (Victorious)
  • Gretta Keene (IT)
  • Sour Sweet (My Little Pony: Equestria Girls - The Friendship Games)
  • Amelia (My Life Me)
  • Mandy (Totally Spies!)
  • Applejack (PONY.MOV; pre-character development)
  • Mertle Edmonds (Lilo & Stitch, primarily Lilo & Stitch: The Series)
  • Bonnie Rockwaller (Kim Possible)
  • Princess Morbucks (The Powerpuff Girls)
  • Katherine Sanders (Lizzie McGuire)
  • Brit and Tiff Crust (My Life as a Teenage Robot)
  • Trinket St. Blair (Pepper Ann)
  • Lu (Mike, Lu & Og; she's not popular, but she is mean)
  • Gaz Membrane (Invader Zim; Like Lu, she's not popular, but she is also mean and also the IZ crew's most favorite character)
  • LaCienega Boulevardez (The Proud Family; mostly in earlier episodes)
  • Sasha (Camp Camp)
  • Brandy Harrington (Brandy & Mr. Whiskers)
  • Nutz (Fuzzy & Nuts; pre-character development)
  • Another example of the mean popular girl character, but with a male counterpart. Just like the previous image above, he's also well-written and funny Three (Numberblocks; especially in series 1 and 2)
  • Regina George (Mean Girls; pre-character development)
  • Pacifica Northwest (Gravity Falls; pre-character development)
  • Wonder Woman (Woman Woman (aborted 2011 pilot))
  • Susan Heffley (Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (movie))
  • Libby (Sabrina the Teenage Witch)
  • Cheryl Blossom (Riverdale)
  • Dawn Swatworthy (The Buzz on Maggie)
  • Paulina Sanchez (Danny Phantom)
  • Muffy Crosswire (Arthur)
  • Heather (Total Drama; an example of a mean popular girl who's written well)
  • Vicky (The Fairly OddParents; primarily Seasons 6-10)
  • Miss O (Letter People)
  • Courtney (Total Drama)
  • Josee (Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race)
  • Icy, Darcy and Stormy (Winx Club)
  • Mako Sato (Initial D; pre-character development)
  • Sayuki (Initial D; pre-character development)
  • Darla Dimple (Cats Don't Dance)
  • Chanel Oberlin (Scream Queens; pre-character development)
  • Sonya "Chanel #2" Herfmann (Scream Queens)
  • Sadie "Chanel #3" Swenson (Scream Queens; pre-character development)
  • Libby "Chanel #5" Putney (Scream Queens; pre-character development)
  • Amity Blight (The Owl House; pre-character development)
  • Boscha (The Owl House)
  • Angelica Pickles (All Grown Up!; to some extent)
  • Chloe and Zoey (Horseland)
  • Maddie Van Pelt (Every Witch Way)
  • Portia Gibbons (The Mighty B!)
  • Miranda Killgallen (As Told By Ginger)
  • Princess Amber (Sofia the First)
  • Pansy Parkinson (Harry Potter)
  • Beaver (Franklin)
  • Princess Porcina (My Little Pony)
  • Brittany Miller (Alvin and the Chipmunks)
  • Amy (Total Drama Pahkitew Island)
  • Jamie Russo (The Amazing World of Gumball; she is not popular, but she is mean.)
  • Gwen Wu (The Mighty B!)
  • Minou (Life's a Zoo)
  • Burdine Maxwell (Bratz)
  • Ronnie Anne Santiago (The Loud House; pre-character development)
  • Carol Pingrey (The Loud House; pre-character development)
  • Theresa Falcone (Fugget About It)
  • Bebe Bluff (Doug)
  • The Biskit Twins (Littlest Pet Shop (2012 series))
  • Rainbow Dash (PONY.MOV; pre-character development)
  • Taylor (Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race)
  • Rose Wilson (Teen Titans Go!)
  • Courtney Gripling (As Told by Ginger)
  • Susan (Regular Show)
  • Daisy Duck (Mickey Mouse shorts)
  • Fiona Fox (Sonic Archie Comics)
  • Natalia (Regular Show)
  • Wildernessa (Craig of the Creek; pre-character development)
  • Eliza (Craig of the Creek)
  • Rhonda Wellington Lloyd (Hey Arnold!)
  • Nyusha (Smeshariki)
  • Patty Farrell (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)
  • Turmoil (SWAT Kats)
  • Aunt Grandma (Uncle Grandpa)
  • Juniper Montage (Equestria Girls; pre-character development)
  • Chun-ni (Miracle Star)
  • Jasper (Steven Universe; pre-character development)
  • Babs Seed (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic; pre-character development)
  • Milk Chan (Super Milk Chan; mainly in regards to her Americanized Anime Network dub characterization)
  • Kuromi (Onegai My Melody; to some extent, usually averted outside of Onegai My Melody)
  • Angeline (Dear Dumb Diary)
  • Tammy (Bob's Burgers)
  • Missy Trillin (Middle School: My Brother Is A Big Fat Liar)
  • Rachel Wilson (The Amazing World of Gumball)
  • Petula Woolwright (Littlest Pet Shop: A World of Our Own)
  • Yuki Yoshida (The Amazing World of Gumball; pre-character development)
  • Spoiled Rich (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • Becca Sparkles (Talking Tom and Friends; pre-character development)
  • Sweetie Pom Pom (Littlest Pet Shop: A World of Our Own)
  • Cozy Glow (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • Joyce Kinney (Family Guy)
  • Verosika Mayday (Helluva Boss)
  • Gina Jabowski (Paradise PD)
  • Lightning Lex (SuperMansion; pre-character development)
  • Miette (Pokemon)
  • Tiffiny Turlington (Brandy & Mr. Whiskers)
  • Panty Anarchy (Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt)
  • Stocking Anarchy (Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt)
  • Fluttershy (PONY.MOV; pre-character development)
  • Trixie Tang (The Fairly OddParents)
  • Dana Bernstein (Rick & Steve: The Happiest Gay Couple in All the World)
  • Yoko Kamiya (Tokimeki Tonight)
  • Eris (The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy)
  • Dawn Bellwether (Zootopia)
  • Shenzi (The Lion King (2019))
  • Mitsuko Souma (Battle Royale)
  • Quinn Fabray (Glee)
  • Santana Lopez (Glee)
  • Kitty Wilde (Glee)
  • Bree (Glee)
  • Missy Meanie (Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide)
  • Miu Kazashiro (Kamen Rider Fourze)
  • The Dazzlings (Equestria Girls)
  • Rarity (PONY.MOV)
  • Rouge the Bat (Sonic X)
  • Ai Ebihara (Persona 4)
  • Amy (Cuties)
  • Cuties (Dance Group, Cuties)
  • Dora the Explorer (Dora Gets Grounded)
  • Poodle (Almost Naked Animals)
  • Zeta the Sorceress (Shimmer and Shine)
  • Captain Chantel DuBois (Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted)
  • Miss Green (The Betty Boop Movie Mystery)
  • Tammy (Heathcliff and the Catillac Cats)
  • Darke Katt (Sabrina Online)
  • Sara (Bear Nuts)
  • Bruma (El Arca De Noe)
  • Panthy (El Arca De Noe)
  • Nanami Kiryuu (Revolutionary Girl Utena)
  • Lady Tremaine (Cinderella (1950))
  • Popuko (Pop Team Epic)
  • Tricia Holmes (6Teen)
  • Green Puppy (Blue's Clues; usually averted since she's one of Blue's friends from her school)
  • Pinkie Pie (PONY.MOV)
  • Amy Rose (Sonic X)
  • Kanon Mizushiro (Jewelpet Sunshine)
  • Weiss Schnee (RWBY; pre-character development)
  • Glitter (Hamtaro)
  • Sparkle (Hamtaro; pre-character development)
  • Ami Kawashima (Toradora; pre-character development)
  • Tenjouin Saki (To Love-Ru)
  • Motoko Minagaw (Fruits Basket)
  • Junko Enoshima (Danganronpa)
  • Hiyoko Saionji (Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair; pre-character development)
  • Darla Sherman (Finding Nemo)
  • Amber Von Tussle (Hairspray)
  • Tracy (Angelo Rules)
  • Sara (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Sarina Shizukume (Magical Girl Site; one of the WORST examples)
  • Rouge the Bat (Sonic Archie Comics; pre-Super Genesis Wave)
  • The Celestial Dragons (One Piece)
  • Princess Millerna (The Vision of Escaflowne; pre-character development)
  • Veronica Lodge (Archie comics)
  • Azula (Avatar: The Last Airbender; one of the BEST examples)
  • Paula Fox (PaRappa The Rapper)
  • Kimmy Mysner (Sym-Bionic Titan)
  • Vexy (The Smurfs; pre-character development)
  • Hatta Mari (Looney Tunes)
  • Maimy (Robotomy)
  • Trisha Cappelletti (Most Popular Girls in School)
  • Cooch (SuperMansion)
  • Flower (Battle for Dream Island)
  • Magazine (Object Terror)
  • Saranoia (Yin Yang Yo!)
  • Lucy (Woolfoo)
  • Nestor's Momma (Scaredy Squirrel)
  • Gen Harwood (Iec Priness; pre-character development)
  • Non-Gau (Majokko Megu-chan)
  • Rei Hino/Sailor Mars (Sailor Moon; pre-character development)
  • Michiru Kaioh/Sailor Neptune (Sailor Moon; pre-character development)
  • Phyllis (Animal Crossing)
  • Sugar (Total Drama Pahkitew Island)
  • Vert (Hyperdimension Neptunia; while she does treat Blanc like garbage by making her mad, she's one of the rare examples of a mean popular girl who's written well)
  • Marianne Bryant (Easy A)
  • Diana Cavendish (Little Witch Academia; another example of a mean popular girl who's written well)
  • Chi-Chi (Life's a Zoo)
  • Lola (Shark Tale; pre-character development)
  • Brooke Cabot (The Witch Files)
  • Cleopatra (Clone High)
  • Myra Santelli (Girl vs. Monster; pre-character development)
  • Elodie (OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes!; pre-character development)
  • Queen Barby (Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt)
  • Zaria (Tak and the Power of Juju (Tv Series))
  • Macy (Trick 'r Treat)
  • Sincerity (What About Mimi?)
  • Lila (Boy Girl Dog Cat Mouse Cheese)
  • Amber Pollocks (Teen Spirit (2011); pre-character development)
  • The St. Lucia Academy Students (Umineko: When They Cry)
  • Amalia Sheran Sharm (Wakfu; pre-character development)
  • Kazooie (Banjo-Kazooie; since she's usually a fan-favorite to all Banjo-Kazooie friends, she's another example of a mean popular girl who's written well)
  • Elisabeth "Sissi" Delmas (Code Lyoko)
  • Ruruka Ando (Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School)
  • Natsumi Kuzuryu (Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School)
  • Sumire Kanzaki (Sakura Wars)
  • Holly Lingerbean (Shantae: Half-Genie Hero)
  • Kafuru (Senran Kagura)
  • Sandy's Sisters (Bubble Guppies)
  • Mami Nanami (Rent-a-Girlfriend)
  • PostCrush (Equestria Girls)
  • Peach (SuperMarioLogan)
  • Seika Kohinata (Yu-Gi-Oh! GX; manga only)
  • Mackenzie Zales (Most Popular Girls in School)
  • Juri Han (Street Fighter IV and V)
  • Anko Uehara (Great Teacher Onizuka)
  • Sunny (Derpixon)
  • Akira Kogami (Lucky Star)
  • Saya Takagi (Highschool of the Dead)
  • Nancy (SuperMarioLogan)
  • Bobbie (Life's a Zoo)
  • Sharpay Evans (High School Musical; pre-character development)
  • Vana Glama (Sidekick)
  • Randa (Teen Witch)
  • Miya Koshiro (Yumeiro Pâtissière)
  • Funny (Funny Pets)
  • Sandra Tremaine (Jennifer)
  • Brittany Matthews (Most Popular Girls in School)
  • Kaguya Shinomiya (Kaguya-sama: Love is War; pre-charater development)
  • Yukari Takeba (Persona 3)
  • Miyuki Kuwano (Nurse Angel Ririka SOS)
  • Jessica Gordon (The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants)
  • Quinn Morgendorffer (Daria)
  • Violet Nylund (Barbie Presents: Thumbelina)
  • Ashlynn Torescu (Barbie Presents: Thumbelina)
  • Erica "Yuk" Yurken (Hating Alison Ashley)
  • Coral, Opal, and Jade (Trollz)
  • Melissa O'Malley (The Life and Times of Juniper Lee)
  • Pretty (Kaeloo)
  • Gorgeous Gurinder (Horrid Henry)
  • Mandi Weatherly (Mean Girls 2)
  • Jo Mitchell (Mean Girls 2)
  • Suzy Johnson (Phineas and Ferb)
  • Lana Thomas (The Princes Diaries)
  • Bambi (Robotboy)
  • Vivica (Star Darlings)
  • Miu Iruma (Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony; she's often vulgar and rude, but since she's a fan favorite, she's another example of a mean popular girl who's written well)
  • Cleo De Nile (Monster High; pre-character development)
  • Nefera De Nile (Monster High)
  • Amanita Nightshade (Monster High)
  • Karen Lilica (Fairy Tail)
  • Minerva Orland (Fairy Tail)
  • Aquarius (Fairy Tail)
  • Penny Peterson ('Mr. Peabody and Sherman; pre-character development)
  • Lois Lane (DC Super Hero Girls (2019))
  • Kendall Perkins (Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil)
  • Naoka Ueno (The Silent Voice)
  • Miki Kawai (The Silent Voice; when she's faking her innocence)
  • Penelope Lang (Atomic Betty)
  • Bethany (The Addams Family (2019))
  • Suzi (Camp Lakebottom)
  • Jessica the Ice Witch (Dora the Explorer; pre-character development)
  • Brooklyn (Lizzie)
  • Melody (Teenage Fairytale Dropouts)
  • Ethel Hallow (The Worst Witch)
  • Mizuchi (Beastars)
  • Poppy Reardon (Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures)
  • Tammy (Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures)
  • Gloria Vaughan (Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures)
  • Shimmer (Barbie Fairytopia: Magic of the Rainbow)
  • Anna Maria (Blood+)
  • Students of Honnouji Academy (Kill la Kill; pre-character development)
  • Nui Harime (Kill la Kill)
  • Alison DiLaurentis (Pretty Little Liars)
  • Mona Vanderwaal (Pretty Little Liars)
  • Haruka (Senran Kagura)
  • Yuuka Kazami (Touhou Project)
  • Taffyta Muttonfudge (Wreck-it Ralph; pre-character development)
  • Lexi Reed (A.N.T. Farm; pre-character development)
  • Ahri (League of Legends; in her Star Guardian Skin)
  • Qiyana (League of Legends)
  • Reika Tamaki (Ojamajo Doremi)
  • Cordelia Chase (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, underwent a great deal of character development on this show and Angel).
  • Buttercup (Powerpuff Girls (2016 reboot))
  • Sheena/Tigress (Carmen Sandiego (2019))
  • Claire Brewster (Beetlejuice: The Animated Series)
  • Lady Vain (Happily N'Ever After 2: Snow White—Another Bite @ the Apple)
  • Frufru (Harvey Street Kids)
  • Zoe (Harvey Street Kids)
  • Steffie (Ice Age 4: Continental Drift)
  • Mallory (Mysticons)
  • Susie McAllister (Summer Camp Island)
  • Noelle Silva (Black Clover; pre-character development)
  • Nebra Silva (Black Clover)
  • Holli Would (Cool World)
  • Hibiki Otonokoji (Super Danganronpa Another 2)
  • Audrey (Descendents; pre-character development)
  • Erina Nakiri (Food Wars!; pre-character development)
  • Amber Addison (Hannah Montana)
  • Ashley Dewitt (Hannah Montana)
  • Carol (Stranger Things)
  • Tess Tyler (Camp Rock; pre-character development)
  • London Tipton (Suite Life series, since she's usually a fan-favorites, she's another example of a mean popular girl who's written well)
  • Hilary Banks (The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air, Despite being a good character on Fresh Prince, she has a tendency to act this way mainly in the first season.)
  • Regina Foster (The Parkers)
  • Valerie (Codename: Kids Next Door)
  • Sage (Knight Squad)
  • Teruhashi Kokomi (Saiki Kusuo no Psi-Nan)
  • Severa/Serena (Fire Emblem Awakening; pre-character development)
  • Miku Izayoi (Date A Live; pre-character development)
  • Duchess (Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends)
  • Laura ( Tropical-Rouge! Pretty Cure; another example of a mean popular girl who's written well)
  • Masami Yoshida (The Amazing World of Gumball)
  • Janet Perlstein (The Magic School Bus)
  • Cornelia Hale (W.I.T.C.H. pre-character development)
  • Mary Saotome (Kakegurui)
  • Veruca Salt (Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory; she isn't popular, but she is mean)
  • Kodachi Kuno (Ranma 1/2)
  • Shannon (Lost; pre-character development)
  • Mint Aizawa (Tokyo Mew Mew; pre-character development)
  • Stella (Helluva Boss; Instead she is caring and loyal to her husband and her daughter, she is very cruel and ruthless towards Blizto and other IMP)
  • Ashley (Stickin' Around)
  • Amber (Andi Mack; another example of a mean popular girl who's written well)
  • Wendy Testaburger (South Park)

Why This Cliché Sucks

  1. It’s basically a carbon copy of the Bully cliché, but female.
  2. They’re just there to go up to the main protagonist and bully them for the sake of their characters, serving no purpose other than to pad a scene out.
  3. They are more annoying and hateful than hilarious.
  4. They don't have or show any motive or reason to bully the male or female protagonist, making their vendetta against the main character unjustifiable and unnecessary.
  5. What makes their mean-spirited attitude towards the main character more unreasonable is that the main character didn't do anything mean to them. In fact, in some shows like the C-Students pilot and Pixel Pinkie, the main female characters were trying to be nice to them, so that makes the Alpha Bitch's hatred towards the protagonist more pathetic.
  6. They usually get absolutely no character development whatsoever.
  7. When these so-called "side antagonists" do serve a purpose, they just cause problems and conflict for the protagonist to get the plot going in the direction that the writer wants it to.
  8. Some of them are so chatty and talkative that you wish they could shut up.
  9. They are pretty much Karma Houdinis, meaning that they get no consequences for actions.
  10. They often stand out victorious from humiliating their victim protagonist.
  11. Tsundere girls are more aggressive and violent than boys they can beat up really hard is more like bullying than lovable, though they usually try not to bully the protagonist, start to learn rational feelings, and develop love and/or kindness toward them.
  12. Himedere girls are extremely spoiled and bratty royal princesses.
  13. Jealousy is also part of the horrible cliché (especially girls). For example, when the boy falls in love with another girl, which causes the girl to get extremely toxic to him. And of course, anime girls' jealousy is more dangerous than cartoon girls.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. Some of them are loved by fans and aren't (or at least less) mean-spirited such as Heather, Byakuya Togami, Rose Wilson, King Dice, Junko Enoshima, Kamina, Azula, Kazooie, Juri Han & Miu Iruma.
  2. Most of them do get comeuppance from the characters.
  3. Not all of them are mean-spirited to the point of doing physical abuse.
  4. Although it's a minority, some of them do undergo character development, such as Amity Blight, Diamond Tiara, Silver Spoon, Regina George, Quinn Fabray, Santana Lopez, Kitty Wilde, Miu Kazashiro, The Dazzlings, Chanel Oberlin, Chanel #3, Chanel #5, Pacifica Northwest, Ronnie Anne Santiago, Wildernessa, Chloé Bourgeois, Penny Peterson, Hiyoko Saionji, Ami Kawashima, Katsuki Bakugo, Mako Sato, Sayuki, Shingo Shoji, Miki, PONY.MOV Applejack, John F. Kennedy and Diana Cavendish.
  5. Some of them do have a reason to dislike the main protagonist. For example, in Clone High, JFK hates Abe Lincoln because he took his girlfriend (Cleopatra) away from him.
  6. Tsundere is a Japanese term for a character development process that depicts a person who is initially cold (and sometimes even hostile) before gradually showing a warmer, friendlier side over time.
  7. Himederes demand to be treated like royalty by their loved ones. They can really be princesses or only think that they are in a higher position to others and, consequently, that they should be treated as such and admired by those they think are inferior to them.


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