History Main / ActionMom

15th Jan '17 8:11:46 AM rafi
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** The original ''ComicBook/RedTornado'', although mostly played for laughs.

to:

** The original ''ComicBook/RedTornado'', although mostly played for laughs. She was a woman disguised as a male hero with no superpowers and was associated with (but not a member of) the ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica.
15th Jan '17 8:09:48 AM rafi
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** [[ComicBook/SpiderMan Mary Jane]] in the alternate universe of ''Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows'' (from ''ComicBook/SecretWars2015'') where she and Peter are again married and a daughter, Annie. In the final issue she use a set of exoskeletal armor and joining her family in beating the hell out of [[BigbBad Regent]]. When she does and her daughter asks what her codename is, she replies, "I already have one: Mom!"
** In the mini-series, after taking down Regent, Peter use his tecnology to make a suit (that mimic his own spider-powers) for Mary Jane, since Annie was increasingly engaging in super-heroics and needed someone to keep an eye on her.

to:

** [[ComicBook/SpiderMan Mary Jane]] in the alternate universe of ''Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows'' (from ''ComicBook/SecretWars2015'') where she and Peter are again married and a daughter, Annie. In the final issue she use a set of exoskeletal armor and joining her family in beating the hell out of [[BigbBad [[BigBad Regent]]. When she does and her daughter asks what her codename is, she replies, "I already have one: Mom!"
** *** In the mini-series, after taking down Regent, Peter use his tecnology to make a suit (that mimic his own spider-powers) for Mary Jane, since Annie was increasingly engaging in super-heroics and needed someone to keep an eye on her.
15th Jan '17 8:09:18 AM rafi
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Susan "Sue" Storm-Richards of the ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'' is a mother of two, and still the strongest member of the four. ''[[MamaBear Do not hurt her children if you know what's good for you]].''
* ComicBook/JeanGrey of the ''Comicbook/XMen'': Oddly enough Jean fits this despite ''never'' having actually carried a child. [[TangledFamilyTree All her offspring are from alternate universes or timelines.]]
* In [[ComicBook/AdjectivelessXMen X-Men]], ComicBook/{{Jubilee}} becomes one after adopting a baby which she names Shogo.
* Alanna Strange from the DC Universe definitely fits the trope, seeing as she's apparently capable of fighting her way past the bad guy's guards, sneak into the room where he's gloating over her captured husband, take out the guards ''there'' with nerve pinches without him noticing, trading insults with him for a few minutes and then knocking him out - all while carrying her daughter in a sling around her neck.
* The original ''ComicBook/RedTornado'', although mostly played for laughs.
* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'''s foster mother Eliza Danvers in ''Comicbook/SupergirlRebirth'' is an agent of the D. E. O. (Department of Extra-normal Operations), a government agency created to deal with and neutralize alien threats. In ''Supergirl Rebirth'' #1 a Kryptonian werewolf is attacking one of the D. E. O. bases, and she quickly figures out where he comes from and what kind of ammo they need, before throwing a grenade at him.
* Julia Diggers of ''ComicBook/GoldDigger'', showing that having three grown-up kids doesn't keep her from still being one of the top fighters of the fantasy world of Jade. In the series the parents getting involved is generally a big warning sign that things either have gotten really serious or are about to be wrapped up very quickly and painfully for the other party.
** Now that she's had a daughter of her own, Julia's adopted daughter Brittany Diggers has become a rather fierce example herself.
** Julia's own mother, Brunhilda Brigand, is an action mom herself, one of the few fighters who can match Julia. It really runs in the family.
* Hippolyta of the ''Franchise/WonderWoman'' mythos. Never mind the fact that Diana ''is'' an adult...
* The female Dr. Light is the mother of two, and the former leader of a [[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League]] team.
* Tara Chace from Greg Rucka's ''ComicBook/QueenAndCountry'' series [[TenMinuteRetirement quits for a little while]] after she has Tamsin, but she's back and assassinating coup-plotters in Uzbekistan before you know it.
* Tara from ''ComicBook/TheWarlord'' after she gives birth to Joshua.
* The titular ActionGirl from ''ComicBook/YokoTsuno'' becomes this after she adopts a little girl named Morning Dew.
%%* Kate Spencer, the title character of the ComicBook/{{Manhunter}} series.
* ''ComicBook/MsTree'', originally with her stepson Michael and later with her own daughter Melodie (following a stint as a PregnantBadass).
* ComicBook/JessicaJones from ''ComicBook/YoungAvengers''. She laid the smackdown on Kang the Conqueror (a guy who's a threat to a team of Avengers) when he threatened to shoot her if things didn't go his way.

to:

* ''Franchise/MarvelUniverse'':
**
Susan "Sue" Storm-Richards of the ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'' is a mother of two, and still the strongest member of the four. ''[[MamaBear Do not hurt her children if you know what's good for you]].''
* ** ComicBook/JeanGrey of the ''Comicbook/XMen'': ''Comicbook/XMen''. Oddly enough Jean fits this despite ''never'' having actually carried a child. [[TangledFamilyTree All her offspring are from alternate universes or timelines.]]
* ** In [[ComicBook/AdjectivelessXMen X-Men]], ComicBook/{{Jubilee}} becomes one after adopting a baby which she names Shogo.
* Alanna Strange from the DC Universe definitely fits the trope, seeing as she's apparently capable of fighting her way past the bad guy's guards, sneak into the room where he's gloating over her captured husband, take out the guards ''there'' with nerve pinches without him noticing, trading insults with him for a few minutes and then knocking him out - all while carrying her daughter in a sling around her neck.
* The original ''ComicBook/RedTornado'', although mostly played for laughs.
* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'''s foster mother Eliza Danvers in ''Comicbook/SupergirlRebirth'' is an agent of the D. E. O. (Department of Extra-normal Operations), a government agency created to deal with and neutralize alien threats. In ''Supergirl Rebirth'' #1 a Kryptonian werewolf is attacking one of the D. E. O. bases, and she quickly figures out where he comes from and what kind of ammo they need, before throwing a grenade at him.
* Julia Diggers of ''ComicBook/GoldDigger'', showing that having three grown-up kids doesn't keep her from still being one of the top fighters of the fantasy world of Jade. In the series the parents getting involved is generally a big warning sign that things either have gotten really serious or are about to be wrapped up very quickly and painfully for the other party.
** Now that she's had a daughter of her own, Julia's adopted daughter Brittany Diggers has become a rather fierce example herself.
** Julia's own mother, Brunhilda Brigand, is an action mom herself, one of the few fighters who can match Julia. It really runs in the family.
* Hippolyta of the ''Franchise/WonderWoman'' mythos. Never mind the fact that Diana ''is'' an adult...
* The female Dr. Light is the mother of two, and the former leader of a [[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League]] team.
* Tara Chace from Greg Rucka's ''ComicBook/QueenAndCountry'' series [[TenMinuteRetirement quits for a little while]] after she has Tamsin, but she's back and assassinating coup-plotters in Uzbekistan before you know it.
* Tara from ''ComicBook/TheWarlord'' after she gives birth to Joshua.
* The titular ActionGirl from ''ComicBook/YokoTsuno'' becomes this after she adopts a little girl named Morning Dew.
%%* Kate Spencer, the title character of the ComicBook/{{Manhunter}} series.
* ''ComicBook/MsTree'', originally with her stepson Michael and later with her own daughter Melodie (following a stint as a PregnantBadass).
* ComicBook/JessicaJones from ''ComicBook/YoungAvengers''.
ComicBook/JessicaJones. She laid the smackdown on Kang the Conqueror (a guy who's a threat to a team of Avengers) when he threatened to shoot her if things didn't go his way.



* Talia Al Ghul after giving birth to Damian Wayne is still badass enough to brandish a handgun and wear a sexy catsuit or have Franchise/{{Batman}} tied up against his will.
* Nomi Sunrider of ''ComicBook/TalesOfTheJedi'' serves as a knight in the Krath and Great Sith Wars. In one ambush, she actually fights with her daughter Vima on her hip, and in fact got started on the Jedi path when defending herself and her daughter from her husband's murderers.
* [[ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures Rangi Fangus]],mother of Angus Fangus. She is the leader of her tribe, plot to foil the plans of a CorruptCorporateExecutive and lead said tribe to fight alien invaders(while [[GunsAkimbo wielding two guns]]).
* ComicBook/SuskeEnWiske: Tante Sidonia, despite being Suske and Wiske's aunt rather than mum, can be quite inventive in action scenes if she wants to.
* ComicStrip/{{Nero}}: Madam Pheip and Madam Nero are both quick to grab all kinds of kitchen stuff to hit their opponents K.O., especially when their husbands or children are threatened.

to:

** ComicBook/ShannaTheSheDevil is HappilyMarried with Ka-Zar and they have a son.
** ComicBook/EmmaFrost has five cloned daughters, the Stepford Cuckoos. She can be protective to them, and she is quite saddened when two of them are dead (even if one of them, Esme, once betrayed and tried to kill her).
** Kelsey Leigh, the second ComicBook/CaptainBritain, is a single mom of two children.
** [[ComicBook/SpiderMan Mary Jane]] in the alternate universe of ''Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows'' (from ''ComicBook/SecretWars2015'') where she and Peter are again married and a daughter, Annie. In the final issue she use a set of exoskeletal armor and joining her family in beating the hell out of [[BigbBad Regent]]. When she does and her daughter asks what her codename is, she replies, "I already have one: Mom!"
** In the mini-series, after taking down Regent, Peter use his tecnology to make a suit (that mimic his own spider-powers) for Mary Jane, since Annie was increasingly engaging in super-heroics and needed someone to keep an eye on her.
* ''Franchise/TheDCU''
** Hippolyta of the ''Franchise/WonderWoman'' mythos. Never mind the fact that Diana ''is'' an adult...
** Alanna Strange definitely fits the trope, seeing as she's apparently capable of fighting her way past the bad guy's guards, sneak into the room where he's gloating over her captured husband, take out the guards ''there'' with nerve pinches without him noticing, trading insults with him for a few minutes and then knocking him out - all while carrying her daughter in a sling around her neck.
** The original ''ComicBook/RedTornado'', although mostly played for laughs.
** ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'''s foster mother Eliza Danvers in ''Comicbook/SupergirlRebirth'' is an agent of the D. E. O. (Department of Extra-normal Operations), a government agency created to deal with and neutralize alien threats. In ''Supergirl Rebirth'' #1 a Kryptonian werewolf is attacking one of the D. E. O. bases, and she quickly figures out where he comes from and what kind of ammo they need, before throwing a grenade at him.
** The female Dr. Light is the mother of two, and the former leader of a [[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League]] team.
**
Talia Al Ghul after giving birth to Damian Wayne is still badass enough to brandish a handgun and wear a sexy catsuit or have Franchise/{{Batman}} tied up against his will.
* Nomi Sunrider of ''ComicBook/TalesOfTheJedi'' serves as a knight in the Krath and Great Sith Wars. In one ambush, she actually fights with her daughter Vima on her hip, and in fact got started on the Jedi path when defending herself and her daughter from her husband's murderers.
* [[ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures Rangi Fangus]],mother of Angus Fangus. She is the leader of her tribe, plot to foil the plans of a CorruptCorporateExecutive and lead said tribe to fight alien invaders(while [[GunsAkimbo wielding two guns]]).
* ComicBook/SuskeEnWiske: Tante Sidonia, despite being Suske and Wiske's aunt rather than mum, can be quite inventive in action scenes if she wants to.
* ComicStrip/{{Nero}}: Madam Pheip and Madam Nero are both quick to grab all kinds of kitchen stuff to hit their opponents K.O., especially when their husbands or children are threatened.
will.



* ComicBook/ShannaTheSheDevil is HappilyMarried with Ka-Zar and they have a son.
* ComicBook/EmmaFrost has five cloned daughters, the Stepford Cuckoos. She can be protective to them, and she is quite saddened when two of them are dead (even if one of them, Esme, once betrayed and tried to kill her).
* Kelsey Leigh, the second ComicBook/CaptainBritain, is a single mom of two children.

to:

* ComicBook/ShannaTheSheDevil is HappilyMarried with Ka-Zar and they have a son.
* ComicBook/EmmaFrost has five cloned daughters, the Stepford Cuckoos. She can be protective to them, and she is quite saddened when two
Julia Diggers of them are dead (even if ''ComicBook/GoldDigger'', showing that having three grown-up kids doesn't keep her from still being one of them, Esme, once betrayed the top fighters of the fantasy world of Jade. In the series the parents getting involved is generally a big warning sign that things either have gotten really serious or are about to be wrapped up very quickly and tried to kill her).
* Kelsey Leigh,
painfully for the second ComicBook/CaptainBritain, other party.
** Now that she's had a daughter of her own, Julia's adopted daughter Brittany Diggers has become a rather fierce example herself.
** Julia's own mother, Brunhilda Brigand,
is a single an action mom herself, one of two children.the few fighters who can match Julia. It really runs in the family.
%%* Kate Spencer, the title character of the ComicBook/{{Manhunter}} series.
* ''ComicBook/MsTree'', originally with her stepson Michael and later with her own daughter Melodie (following a stint as a PregnantBadass).


Added DiffLines:

* ComicStrip/{{Nero}}: Madam Pheip and Madam Nero are both quick to grab all kinds of kitchen stuff to hit their opponents K.O., especially when their husbands or children are threatened.
* From ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures'', Rangi Fangus, mother of Angus Fangus. She is the leader of her tribe, plot to foil the plans of a CorruptCorporateExecutive and lead said tribe to fight alien invaders(while [[GunsAkimbo wielding two guns]]).
* Tara Chace from Greg Rucka's ''ComicBook/QueenAndCountry'' series [[TenMinuteRetirement quits for a little while]] after she has Tamsin, but she's back and assassinating coup-plotters in Uzbekistan before you know it.
* ComicBook/SuskeEnWiske: Tante Sidonia, despite being Suske and Wiske's aunt rather than mum, can be quite inventive in action scenes if she wants to.
* Nomi Sunrider of ''ComicBook/TalesOfTheJedi'' serves as a knight in the Krath and Great Sith Wars. In one ambush, she actually fights with her daughter Vima on her hip, and in fact got started on the Jedi path when defending herself and her daughter from her husband's murderers.
* Tara from ''ComicBook/TheWarlord'' after she gives birth to Joshua.
* The titular ActionGirl from ''ComicBook/YokoTsuno'' becomes this after she adopts a little girl named Morning Dew.
11th Jan '17 11:52:33 AM RoseAndHeather
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chusovitina Oksana Aleksandrovna Chusovitina]], artistic gymnast and world champion who competed for the SovietUnion, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unified_Team_at_the_Olympics Unified Team]], her native Uzbekistan, Germany, and later for Uzbekistan again -- in the second-to-last last case, it was ''because'' of her motherhood, as it's in Germany that she and her also sportsman husband [[HealthcareMotivation found medical aid]] for their IllBoy son. She's actually one of the ''very'' few gymnasts who have returned to high-level competition after having kids, which has made her a sort-of role model for female gymnasts. Not only that, she has had far and away the longest competitive career of any female gymnast ''ever'', competing in ''seven'' Olympic Games (she's planning to retire after her seventh, Rio 2016). To put this in perspective, she was an international elite world champion before most of her London 2012 competition had even been ''born''. Bad. ''Ass.''

to:

* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chusovitina Oksana Aleksandrovna Chusovitina]], artistic gymnast and world champion who competed for the SovietUnion, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unified_Team_at_the_Olympics Unified Team]], her native Uzbekistan, Germany, and later for Uzbekistan again -- in the second-to-last last case, it was ''because'' of her motherhood, as it's in Germany that she and her also sportsman husband [[HealthcareMotivation found medical aid]] for their IllBoy son. She's actually one of the ''very'' few gymnasts who have returned to high-level competition after having kids, which has made her a sort-of role model for female gymnasts. Not only that, she has had far and away the longest competitive career of any female gymnast ''ever'', competing in ''seven'' Olympic Games (she's planning (she keeps saying she's going to retire after retire, and then not doing it -- chances are we'll see her seventh, Rio 2016).in Tokyo). To put this in perspective, she was an international elite world champion before most of her London 2012 competition had even been ''born''. Bad. ''Ass.''
30th Dec '16 12:53:52 PM wootzits
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Manolo's mother Carmen in ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'', once he arrives in the Land of the Remembered. She travels to the edge of the Land of the Remembered, climbs a gigantic statue and slaps Xibalba.
* Pictured on this page is Helen Parr, a.k.a. Elastigirl of ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', who can still kick butt with the rest of her family despite having more than a decade of hiatus.

to:

* ''WesternAnimation/{{Nine}}'': Though they aren't technically mother and children, 7 plays this role to 3 and 4.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'':
Manolo's mother Carmen in ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'', Carmen, once he arrives in the Land of the Remembered. She travels to the edge of the Land of the Remembered, climbs a gigantic statue and slaps Xibalba.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'': Pictured on this page is Helen Parr, a.k.a. Elastigirl of ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', Elastigirl, who can still kick butt with the rest of her family despite having more than a decade of hiatus.



* In ''Disney/MeetTheRobinsons'', Franny's main hobby outside of conducting frog bands is practicing her karate skills, demonstrated at the dinner table complete with bad kung fu movie dubbing.
* Though they aren't technically mother and children, 7 from ''WesternAnimation/{{Nine}}'' plays this role to 3 and 4.
* Mrs Brisby of ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH'' is an ActionSurvivor ActionMom. She spends much if not most of the movie in well over her head but keeps going because her family is at stake.

to:

* In ''Disney/MeetTheRobinsons'', ''Disney/MeetTheRobinsons'': Franny's main hobby outside of conducting frog bands is practicing her karate skills, demonstrated at the dinner table complete with bad kung fu movie dubbing.
* Though they aren't technically mother and children, 7 from ''WesternAnimation/{{Nine}}'' plays this role to 3 and 4.
* Mrs
''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH'': Mrs. Brisby of ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH'' is an ActionSurvivor ActionMom. She spends much if not most of the movie in well over her head but keeps going because her family is at stake.



* ''Film/{{Aliens}}'': Ellen Ripley. Her relationship with Newt is completely maternal, even though they're not biologically mother and daughter. [[MamaBear Much ass-kicking is induced by that relationship]]. "GET AWAY FROM HER, YOU BITCH!", indeed. The directors cut of the film also reveals that she had a daughter back on Earth before leaving on the trip that sets off the series. Said daughter grew old and died while Ripley was lost in cryogenic sleep for 57 years, making her connection with Newt all the more significant.
* ''Film/ChildsPlay'': Karen Barclay is forced to become this over the course of the first film.
* ''Film/{{Chocolate}}'': Zin is a former loan shark. She spends most of the movie trying to give up her old life, but when she's threatened she proves she's still extremely dangerous.



* ''Film/{{Gremlins}}'': Mrs. Peltzer goes to some... [[YourHeadAsplode extreme]] lengths to defend her home from the titular monsters.
* ''Film/{{Kenau}}'': Kenau is mother to two daughters and the leader of a whole band of action girls that really existed: the Women of Harlem.
* ''Film/KillBill'': Although she tries and fails to embrace the housewife role, Beatrix could fit this trope, especially since in the end it is implied that [[spoiler:even though she is reunited with her daughter, she's probably not going to be able to go forever without kicking ass.]]



* Sarah Connor in the ''{{Franchise/Terminator}}'' movies and ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'' television series, a case where she didn't start out as an Action Girl, but definitely became one after she gave birth to John.

to:

%%* ''Film/MomAndDadSaveTheWorld''
* Sarah Connor ''Film/Series7TheContenders'': Brooke Smith pushes this trope to its logical extreme in the ''{{Franchise/Terminator}}'' movies dark comedy in which unwilling contestants in a reality TV show are forced to hunt down and ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'' television series, a case where she didn't start out as an Action Girl, but definitely became one after she gave birth to John.kill each other. Smith plays Dawn, the heavily pregnant reigning champion, waddling her way between hits.



* Karen Barclay is forced to become this over the course of the first ''Film/ChildsPlay'' film.
* Subverted with in ''Film/StarWars'' with Padmé, who starts out as an ass-kicking politician, then [[BadassDecay gradually deteriorates]] into a ball of mush who gives up on life the moment her kids are born, because she only just realized her husband was a jerk.

to:

* Karen Barclay is forced to become this over the course of the first ''Film/ChildsPlay'' film.
*
''Franchise/StarWars'':
**
Subverted with in ''Film/StarWars'' with Padmé, who starts out as an ass-kicking politician, then [[BadassDecay gradually deteriorates]] into a ball of mush who gives up on life the moment her kids are born, because she only just realized her husband was a jerk.



* Brooke Smith pushes this trope to its logical extreme in the dark comedy ''Film/{{Series 7 The Contenders}}'' in which unwilling contestants in a reality TV show are forced to hunt down and kill each other. Smith plays Dawn, the heavily pregnant reigning champion, waddling her way between hits.
* Jane and Jeff Blue from ''Film/UndercoverBlues'' are total Action Parents, bringing their baby girl with them through all kinds of spy adventures.
%%* ''Film/MomAndDadSaveTheWorld''
* Ellen Ripley. In ''Film/{{Aliens}}'', her relationship with Newt is completely maternal, even though they're not biologically mother and daughter. [[MamaBear Much ass-kicking is induced by that relationship]]. "GET AWAY FROM HER, YOU BITCH!", indeed. The directors cut of the film also reveals that she had a daughter back on Earth before leaving on the trip that sets off the series. Said daughter grew old and died while Ripley was lost in cryogenic sleep for 57 years, making her connection with Newt all the more significant.
* Although she tries and fails to embrace the housewife role, Beatrix from ''Film/KillBill'' could fit this trope, especially since in the end it is implied that [[spoiler:even though she is reunited with her daughter, she's probably not going to be able to go forever without kicking ass.]]
* Zin from ''Film/{{Chocolate}}'' is a former loan shark. She spends most of the movie trying to give up her old life, but when she's threatened she proves she's still extremely dangerous.
* Mrs. Peltzer from ''Film/{{Gremlins}}'' goes to some...[[YourHeadAsplode extreme]] lengths to defend her home from the titular monsters.

to:

* Brooke Smith pushes this trope to its logical extreme ''{{Franchise/Terminator}}'': Sarah Connor in the dark comedy ''Film/{{Series 7 The Contenders}}'' in which unwilling contestants in a reality TV show are forced to hunt down movies and kill each other. Smith plays Dawn, the heavily pregnant reigning champion, waddling her way between hits.
* Jane and Jeff Blue from ''Film/UndercoverBlues'' are total
''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'' television series, a case where she didn't start out as an Action Parents, bringing their baby girl with them through all kinds of spy adventures.
%%* ''Film/MomAndDadSaveTheWorld''
* Ellen Ripley. In ''Film/{{Aliens}}'', her relationship with Newt is completely maternal, even though they're not biologically mother and daughter. [[MamaBear Much ass-kicking is induced by that relationship]]. "GET AWAY FROM HER, YOU BITCH!", indeed. The directors cut of the film also reveals that
Girl, but definitely became one after she had a daughter back on Earth before leaving on the trip that sets off the series. Said daughter grew old and died while Ripley was lost in cryogenic sleep for 57 years, making her connection with Newt all the more significant.
* Although she tries and fails
gave birth to embrace the housewife role, Beatrix from ''Film/KillBill'' could fit this trope, especially since in the end it is implied that [[spoiler:even though she is reunited with her daughter, she's probably not going to be able to go forever without kicking ass.]]
* Zin from ''Film/{{Chocolate}}'' is a former loan shark. She spends most of the movie trying to give up her old life, but when she's threatened she proves she's still extremely dangerous.
* Mrs. Peltzer from ''Film/{{Gremlins}}'' goes to some...[[YourHeadAsplode extreme]] lengths to defend her home from the titular monsters.
John.



* ''Film/{{Kenau}}'': Kenau is mother to two daughters and the leader of a whole band of action girls that really existed: the Women of Harlem.

to:

* ''Film/{{Kenau}}'': Kenau is mother to two daughters ''Film/UndercoverBlues'': Jane and the leader Jeff Blue are total Action Parents, bringing their baby girl with them through all kinds of a whole band of action girls that really existed: the Women of Harlem.spy adventures.



* Both Helena and Titania of the ''{{Literature/Alterien}}'' series fit this category well, as they continued to occasionally kick ass as the mothers of many children.
* Debbie aka [=AtomicMom=] from ''{{Literature/Armada}}'' is a good example. She has three sons and is the eighth best pilot in the world in Armada.
* ''Literature/AstralDawn''. If one counts the many children Ixchel has had in previous lives, then she too could be considered an "action mom". The same is true of other goddesses in the series as well.
* Tamara Hoyle from ''Literature/{{Remnants}}'', a former Marine who fought off countless aliens with her EnfantTerrible strapped to her hip.
* Magrat Garlick from ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', who became a far more competent and dangerous witch when she upgraded from [[TheHecateSisters Maiden to Mother]]. This is not entirely unexpected by witches. Nanny Ogg is still technically the Mother in a coven by reason of having a lot of (grown) children, not being young.
* Literature/ThursdayNext, in the later books has a regular habit of dashing back from her action exploits to look after her child.
* Charity Carpenter of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' has seven kids, but that doesn't stop her from kicking ass. We learn in ''Death Masks'' that she makes all of her Holy Knight husband's armor, and in ''Proven Guilty,'' [[spoiler:she joins Harry in storming a faerie queen's stronghold to rescue her kidnapped daughter, armed with swords and mail she herself forged.]]

to:

* ''Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo'': Gretchen takes a leadership role in defending Grantville, particularly the school, while pregnant with her second child. Julie and Rebecca are also major parts of that defense, despite each being in her first pregnancy. Rebecca even takes out several men who try to attack her directly, at around eight months along.
* ''{{Literature/Alterien}}'':
Both Helena and Titania of the ''{{Literature/Alterien}}'' series fit this category well, as they continued to occasionally kick ass as the mothers of many children.
* ''Literature/AmeliaPeabody'':
** Amelia Peabody Emerson is an ActionMom who carries a steel tipped parasol, a gun and a knife -- and still is unequal to her son Ramses.
** Ramses' wife, Nefret Emerson, seems to be carrying on her mother-in-law's legacy quite well, being the mother of twins and still keeping up with her husband [[spoiler:in the dangerous games of disguise and espionage that he plays with his bloodbrother, David Todros]].
* ''{{Literature/Armada}}'':
Debbie aka [=AtomicMom=] from ''{{Literature/Armada}}'' is a good example. She has three sons and is the eighth best pilot in the world in Armada.
* ''Literature/AstralDawn''. ''Literature/AstralDawn'': If one counts the many children Ixchel has had in previous lives, then she too could be considered an "action mom". The same is true of other goddesses in the series as well.
* Tamara Hoyle ''Literature/BreakingTheWall'': While a few main characters are old enough to have children, and grandchildren, the standout action mom is Nissa Nita, who's raising her two year old daughter while learning the magic necessary to perform her role as one of the Thirteen Orphans.
* Literature/CatherineLing
from ''Literature/{{Remnants}}'', the Creator/IrisJohansen novel trilogy of same name is a former Marine who fought off countless aliens CIA operative with her EnfantTerrible strapped a teenage son (the father was a fellow agent and is now dead), and spends much of the first book trying to her hip.
keep the BigBad from using him to get to her.
* ''Literature/CodexAlera'':
** The resident MamaBear, Isana, doesn't do much action-wise at first, but as the books go on she gets more and more involved and in the second half of the series participates in breaking a prisoner out of TheAlcatraz, challenges a noble to single combat, and single handedly takes down a half-dozen Vord warriors.
** Lady Placida, [[CaptainErsatz being a thinly-veiled version of]] [[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Cordelia Vorkosigan,]] also counts.
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
Magrat Garlick from ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', Garlick, who became a far more competent and dangerous witch when she upgraded from [[TheHecateSisters Maiden to Mother]]. This is not entirely unexpected by witches. Nanny Ogg is still technically the Mother in a coven by reason of having a lot of (grown) children, not being young.
* Literature/ThursdayNext, ''Literature/{{Domain}}'': Dominique Vazquez gains this status in the later books has a regular habit of dashing back from her action exploits to look second book after her child.
a more supporting role in the first one. Lilith Mabus also counts.
* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': Charity Carpenter of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' has seven kids, but that doesn't stop her from kicking ass. We learn in ''Death Masks'' that she makes all of her Holy Knight husband's armor, and in ''Proven Guilty,'' [[spoiler:she joins Harry in storming a faerie queen's stronghold to rescue her kidnapped daughter, armed with swords and mail she herself forged.]]



* Lisanne Norman's Literature/SholanAlliance Series features Carrie Hamilton-Aldatan. She finally gives birth at the end of the third book, but continues on her merry butt-kicking way.
** Triple points here for being a PregnantBadass and something of a LadyOfWar.
* In Christopher Stasheff's ''Literature/WarlockOfGramarye'' series, Gwen Gallowglass is a devoted wife and a loving mother to her four children. She is also a ridiculously high-powered psychic, and God help you if you lay a finger on her or her family.
* Mara Jade Skywalker of the ''Franchise/StarWars'' ExpandedUniverse, ''Literature/NewJediOrder''-era onward, who arguably kicks a lot more ass as an ActionMom than as an ActionGirl or [[ProfessionalKiller assassin]]. Also a MamaBear when you piss her off enough.
** Leia counts as well, though the "action" part doesn't suit her in the traditional sense (what with getting caught up in politics and all). Not at first, anyway; she eventually goes full-time action-y in the ''Dark Nest'' series (she got sick of politics).
*** And another EU example: [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething Tenel Ka]], ''Dark Nest'' onward. While we don't see her fight much (queen and all), she's proven herself more than capable of defending herself and her daughter, [[spoiler:who just happens to be Leia and Han's granddaughter]], from all sorts of threats, including ''two'' assassination attempts.
* Having three kids hasn't slowed Creator/TamoraPierce's [[Literature/TortallUniverse Alanna the Lioness]] down at all; she's continued to be the King's Champion and one of the most notable knights of the realm for over two decades.
** Daine appears to be doing fine with two kids. And [[spoiler:Aly has triplets, according to Pierce, and shows no signs of slowing down. This technically makes Alanna an Action Grandma.]] Observe the entirely unsurprised fandom.
* Caroline Wagner of ''Literature/TheNewHeroes'' continued to fight as her superhero alterego Energy for three years after her son was born. Even after she lost her powers she continued to be an action Mum, teaching her son how to fight, outwitting mecha-armored baddies and making sure everyone in Sakkara gets their homework done.
* The eponymous Jennifer in ''Literature/JenniferGovernment'' is a single mother and a government agent. Also, badass.
* The ''Literature/{{Temeraire}}'' series features several {{action girl}}s and action moms despite the era (Napoleonic wars), because of a quirk of dragon biology: one breed, the Longwing, will almost never accept a male captain. Jane Roland is a fine example of a rare ActionMom who is not a total MamaBear as well. For that matter, any female dragons that have had eggs that hatched would probably count.

to:

* Lisanne Norman's Literature/SholanAlliance Series features Carrie Hamilton-Aldatan. She finally gives birth at the end of the third book, but continues on her merry butt-kicking way.
** Triple points here for being a PregnantBadass and something of a LadyOfWar.
* In Christopher Stasheff's ''Literature/WarlockOfGramarye'' series, Gwen Gallowglass
''Literature/GentlemanBastard'': Zamira Drakasha, in ''Red Seas Under Red Skies'', is a devoted wife pirate captain, and a the loving mother to her four children. She is also a ridiculously high-powered psychic, and God help you if you lay a finger on her or her family.
* Mara Jade Skywalker
of the ''Franchise/StarWars'' ExpandedUniverse, ''Literature/NewJediOrder''-era onward, two toddlers who arguably kicks a lot more ass as an ActionMom than as an ActionGirl or [[ProfessionalKiller assassin]]. Also a MamaBear when you piss her off enough.
** Leia counts as well, though the "action" part doesn't suit her in the traditional sense (what
are at sea with getting caught up in politics Mommy.
* ''Literature/TheGolgothaSeries'': Maude spent years training as a spy, thief,
and all). Not at first, anyway; assassin for a secret order called Lilith's Load. She retired for a time to become a wife and mother; but she eventually goes full-time action-y in the ''Dark Nest'' series (she got sick of politics).
*** And another EU example: [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething Tenel Ka]], ''Dark Nest'' onward. While we don't see her fight much (queen and all), she's proven herself more than
is still capable of defending herself using her skills when necessary, and is passing down the same training to her daughter Constance.
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': Molly Weasley became one in the later books. In [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows the seventh book]] she [[spoiler:[[MamaBear kills Bellatrix Lestrange]] with a cry of "Not my
daughter, [[spoiler:who just happens to be Leia and Han's granddaughter]], from all sorts of threats, including ''two'' assassination attempts.
* Having three kids hasn't slowed Creator/TamoraPierce's [[Literature/TortallUniverse Alanna the Lioness]] down at all; she's continued to be the King's Champion and one of the most notable knights of the realm for over two decades.
you [[PrecisionFStrike bitch!"]]]]
** Daine appears to be doing fine with two kids. And [[spoiler:Aly has triplets, according to Pierce, and shows no signs of slowing down. This technically makes Alanna an Action Grandma.]] Observe the entirely unsurprised fandom.
* Caroline Wagner of ''Literature/TheNewHeroes'' continued to fight
Nymphadora Tonks in Deathly Hallows as her superhero alterego Energy for three years after her son was born. Even after she lost her powers she continued to be an action Mum, teaching her son how to fight, outwitting mecha-armored baddies and making sure everyone in Sakkara gets their homework done.
* The eponymous Jennifer in ''Literature/JenniferGovernment'' is a single mother and a government agent. Also, badass.
* The ''Literature/{{Temeraire}}'' series features several {{action girl}}s and action moms despite the era (Napoleonic wars), because of a quirk of dragon biology: one breed, the Longwing, will almost never accept a male captain. Jane Roland is a fine example of a rare ActionMom who is not a total MamaBear as well. For that matter, any female dragons that have had eggs that hatched would probably count.
well.



* Molly Weasley from ''Literature/HarryPotter'' became one in the later books. In [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows the seventh book]] she [[spoiler: [[MamaBear kills Bellatrix Lestrange]] with a cry of "Not my daughter, you [[PrecisionFStrike bitch!"]]]]
** Nymphadora Tonks in Deathly Hallows as well.
* Angelina from ''Literature/TheStainlessSteelRat'' books. Keeps an assortment of deadly weapons in with the diapers in the baby carriage.
* [[Literature/AmeliaPeabody Amelia Peabody Emerson]] is an ActionMom who carries a steel tipped parasol, a gun and a knife -- and still is unequal to her son Ramses.
** Ramses' wife, Nefret Emerson, seems to be carrying on her mother-in-law's legacy quite well, being the mother of twins and still keeping up with her husband [[spoiler: in the dangerous games of disguise and espionage that he plays with his bloodbrother, David Todros]].
* [[spoiler:Sally Jackson]] in ''[[Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians The Last Olympian]]''. When faced with [[spoiler:an army of some of mythology's deadliest monsters, she ''grabs a shotgun from the nearest police car and joins the fight'', despite having apparently never fired a shotgun before in her life and being a (for the most part) normal, mortal mother.]]
* Liadan in ''Literature/SonOfTheShadows'' [[spoiler: fights her way through Side Dubh to save Bran]] with her infant son strapped to her back.
* Josey Boppel, Tremaine's mother, from ''Literature/SamhainIsland'' whips out a gun when she finds out that [[spoiler: Skyler broke into Tremaine's room.]]
* The ''Literature/CodexAlera's'' resident MamaBear, Isana, doesn't do much action-wise at first, but as the books go on she gets more and more involved and in the second half of the series participates in breaking a prisoner out of TheAlcatraz, challenges a noble to single combat, and single handedly takes down a half-dozen Vord warriors.
** Lady Placida, [[CaptainErsatz being a thinly-veiled version of]] [[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Cordelia Vorkosigan,]] also counts.
* Yanaba Maddock in the ''[[Literature/{{Petaybee}} Twins of Petaybee]]'' books. Though her children are supposedly the heroes, she's the one to watch out for, [[MamaBear especially if you hurt them]].
* In the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' novel ''Han Solo at Stars' End'' we have Atuarre the {{catfolk}} "Trianii Ranger." Her husband and son were captured by the evil Corporate Sector MegaCorp, but she rescued the kid herself. He had been tortured and the trauma left him mute. Now, with the cub in tow as a {{sidekick}}, she will join Han Solo and whatever to face [[NeverTellMeTheOdds overwhelming odds]], defy the bad guys and make hubby proud—if he's still alive. She probably went MamaBear to save the son, but that was off-screen.
* Having a son didn't stop [[spoiler:Ellana]] from ''Literature/LePacteDesMarchombres'' from staying the badass ActionGirl she already was, and she even went ''alone'' against ''the entire order of the Mercenaries of Chaos'' to save him. [[spoiler:''And succeeded'']].
* The hero of ''[[Literature/SpecialCircumstances Princess of Wands]]'' is one of these, although not really known by most of the rest of her family since she keeps those activities separate from her housewife life.
* Ann Vinn Mullhaney of ''Literature/TimeScout'' is Time Terminal 86's second/third most deadly individual (it's a toss-up). She also happens to be happily married and a mother.
* Bridget, mom of one teenager, in the ''Literature/InheritanceCycle'' is the sole female from Carvahall to join the Varden army. She does this to protect one of the main characters so she can have revenge on him for the death of her husband. She is also the sole female fighter in the entire human army aside from the Herbalist Angela and the leader of the Varden, Nasuada.
* While a few main characters are old enough to have children, and grandchildren, the standout ActionMom in the ''Literature/BreakingTheWall'' trilogy is Nissa Nita, who's raising her two year old daughter while learning the magic necessary to perform her role as one of the Thirteen Orphans.
* ''Literature/WarriorCats''. Though she-cats take a break from their warrior duties when they have kits, they still have to be ready to protect their kits if the camp is attacked. One gift that new leaders are often given as part of their [[CatsHaveNineLives nine lives]] is the love a mother has for her kits, in order to help them protect the Clan; this life is often expected to feel gentle, and the new leader is often shocked by how painfully fierce it is - mothers are willing to face any amount of enemies or even die for their kits. One particular Action Mom is Leafstar: leaders normally are not allowed to have kits because it conflicts with their duties, but Leafstar decided to have kits anyway.
%% * Jocelyn Fray from ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments''.
* In the ''Literature/StoriesOfNypre'' series Wonik and Meni are the guardians of wind and water magic respectively.
* Yoshiko Itsubishi from ''Literature/StrengthAndJustice''. She may not like confrontation, but when pushed she reveals lethal martial arts skills and great reflexes to boot.
* Clarissa Kinnison, Red Literature/{{Lensman}} and mother to five children. True, all are adults by the time her ActionMom status is earned, but she ''is'' their mother and in ''Children of the Lens'' she comes out of retirement to kick arse on a level most Lensmen (even her fellow Second-Stage Lensmen) can only dream of doing.
* Literature/CatherineLing from the Creator/IrisJohansen novel trilogy of same name is a CIA operative with a teenage son (the father was a fellow agent and is now dead), and spends much of the first book trying to keep the BigBad from using him to get to her.
* Gretchen in ''Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo'' takes a leadership role in defending Grantville, particularly the school, while pregnant with her second child. Julie and Rebecca are also major parts of that defense, despite each being in her first pregnancy. Rebecca even takes out several men who try to attack her directly, at around eight months along.
* Dominique Vazquez gains this status in the second book of Creator/SteveAlten's Literature/{{Domain}} after a more supporting role in the first one. Lilith Mabus also counts.
* In ''Literature/TheGolgothaSeries'', Maude spent years training as a spy, thief, and assassin for a secret order called Lilith's Load. She retired for a time to become a wife and mother; but she is still capable of using her skills when necessary, and is passing down the same training to her daughter Constance.
* Zamira Drakasha, in ''[[Literature/GentlemanBastard Red Seas Under Red Skies]]'', is a pirate captain, and the loving mother of two toddlers who are at sea with Mommy.
* In ''Mars Evacuees'' by Sophia MacDougall, Stephanie Dare is a bank teller and mother when the war against the Morrors starts. She turns into a hotshot fighter pilot.

to:

* Molly Weasley ''Literature/InheritanceCycle'': Bridget, mom of one teenager, is the sole female from ''Literature/HarryPotter'' became Carvahall to join the Varden army. She does this to protect one of the main characters so she can have revenge on him for the death of her husband. She is also the sole female fighter in the later books. In [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows the seventh book]] she [[spoiler: [[MamaBear kills Bellatrix Lestrange]] with a cry of "Not my daughter, you [[PrecisionFStrike bitch!"]]]]
** Nymphadora Tonks in Deathly Hallows as well.
* Angelina
entire human army aside from ''Literature/TheStainlessSteelRat'' books. Keeps an assortment of deadly weapons in with the diapers in Herbalist Angela and the baby carriage.
leader of the Varden, Nasuada.
* [[Literature/AmeliaPeabody Amelia Peabody Emerson]] ''Literature/JenniferGovernment'': The eponymous Jennifer is an a single mother and a government agent. Also, badass.
* ''Literature/{{Lensman}}'': Clarissa Kinnison, Red Lensman and mother to five children. True, all are adults by the time her
ActionMom who carries a steel tipped parasol, a gun status is earned, but she ''is'' their mother and in ''Children of the Lens'' she comes out of retirement to kick arse on a knife -- level most Lensmen (even her fellow Second-Stage Lensmen) can only dream of doing.
* ''Mars Evacuees'' by Sophia MacDougall: Stephanie Dare is a bank teller
and still is unequal mother when the war against the Morrors starts. She turns into a hotshot fighter pilot.
%% * ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'': Jocelyn Fray.
* ''Literature/TheNewHeroes'': Caroline Wagner continued
to fight as her superhero alterego Energy for three years after her son Ramses.
** Ramses' wife, Nefret Emerson, seems
was born. Even after she lost her powers she continued to be carrying on an action Mum, teaching her mother-in-law's legacy quite well, being son how to fight, outwitting mecha-armored baddies and making sure everyone in Sakkara gets their homework done.
* ''Literature/LePacteDesMarchombres'': Having a son didn't stop [[spoiler:Ellana]] from staying
the mother of twins badass ActionGirl she already was, and still keeping up with her husband [[spoiler: in she even went ''alone'' against ''the entire order of the dangerous games Mercenaries of disguise and espionage that he plays with his bloodbrother, David Todros]].
Chaos'' to save him. [[spoiler:''And succeeded'']].
* ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'': [[spoiler:Sally Jackson]] in ''[[Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians The ''The Last Olympian]]''.Olympian''. When faced with [[spoiler:an army of some of mythology's deadliest monsters, she ''grabs a shotgun from the nearest police car and joins the fight'', despite having apparently never fired a shotgun before in her life and being a (for the most part) normal, mortal mother.]]
* Liadan in ''Literature/SonOfTheShadows'' [[spoiler: fights her way through Side Dubh to save Bran]] with her infant son strapped to her back.
* Josey Boppel, Tremaine's mother, from ''Literature/SamhainIsland'' whips out a gun when she finds out that [[spoiler: Skyler broke into Tremaine's room.]]
* The ''Literature/CodexAlera's'' resident MamaBear, Isana, doesn't do much action-wise at first, but as the books go on she gets more and more involved and in the second half of the series participates in breaking a prisoner out of TheAlcatraz, challenges a noble to single combat, and single handedly takes down a half-dozen Vord warriors.
** Lady Placida, [[CaptainErsatz being a thinly-veiled version of]] [[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Cordelia Vorkosigan,]] also counts.
*
''Literature/{{Petaybee}}'': Yanaba Maddock in the ''[[Literature/{{Petaybee}} Twins ''Twins of Petaybee]]'' Petaybee'' books. Though her children are supposedly the heroes, she's the one to watch out for, [[MamaBear especially if you hurt them]].
* In ''Literature/{{Remnants}}'': Tamara Hoyle, a former Marine who fought off countless aliens with her EnfantTerrible strapped to her hip.
* ''Literature/SamhainIsland'': Josey Boppel, Tremaine's mother, whips out a gun when she finds out that [[spoiler: Skyler broke into Tremaine's room.]]
* ''Literature/SholanAlliance'': Carrie Hamilton-Aldatan. She finally gives birth at
the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' novel end of the third book, but continues on her merry butt-kicking way.
** Triple points here for being a PregnantBadass and something of a LadyOfWar.
* ''Literature/SonOfTheShadows'': Liadan [[spoiler:fights her way through Side Dubh to save Bran]] with her infant son strapped to her back.
* ''Literature/SpecialCircumstances'': The hero of ''Princess of Wands'' is one of these, although not really known by most of the rest of her family since she keeps those activities separate from her housewife life.
* ''Literature/TheStainlessSteelRat'': Angelina. Keeps an assortment of deadly weapons in with the diapers in the baby carriage.
* ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'':
** Mara Jade Skywalker, ''Literature/NewJediOrder''-era onward, who arguably kicks a lot more ass as an ActionMom than as an ActionGirl or [[ProfessionalKiller assassin]]. Also a MamaBear when you piss her off enough.
** Leia counts as well, though the "action" part doesn't suit her in the traditional sense (what with getting caught up in politics and all). Not at first, anyway; she eventually goes full-time action-y in the ''Dark Nest'' series (she got sick of politics).
** [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething Tenel Ka]], ''Dark Nest'' onward. While we don't see her fight much (queen and all), she's proven herself more than capable of defending herself and her daughter, [[spoiler:who just happens to be Leia and Han's granddaughter]], from all sorts of threats, including ''two'' assassination attempts.
** In
''Han Solo at Stars' End'' we have Atuarre the {{catfolk}} "Trianii Ranger." Her husband and son were captured by the evil Corporate Sector MegaCorp, but she rescued the kid herself. He had been tortured and the trauma left him mute. Now, with the cub in tow as a {{sidekick}}, she will join Han Solo and whatever to face [[NeverTellMeTheOdds overwhelming odds]], defy the bad guys and make hubby proud—if he's still alive. She probably went MamaBear to save the son, but that was off-screen.
* Having a son didn't stop [[spoiler:Ellana]] from ''Literature/LePacteDesMarchombres'' from staying ''Literature/StoriesOfNypre'': Wonik and Meni are the badass ActionGirl guardians of wind and water magic respectively.
* ''Literature/StrengthAndJustice'': Yoshiko Itsubishi. She may not like confrontation, but when pushed
she already was, reveals lethal martial arts skills and she even went ''alone'' against ''the entire order of great reflexes to boot.
* ''Literature/{{Temeraire}}'': There are several {{action girl}}s and action moms despite
the Mercenaries era (Napoleonic wars), because of Chaos'' to save him. [[spoiler:''And succeeded'']].
* The hero
a quirk of ''[[Literature/SpecialCircumstances Princess of Wands]]'' is dragon biology: one breed, the Longwing, will almost never accept a male captain. Jane Roland is a fine example of these, although a rare ActionMom who is not really known by most of a total MamaBear as well. For that matter, any female dragons that have had eggs that hatched would probably count.
* ''Literature/ThursdayNext'', in
the rest later books has a regular habit of her family since she keeps those activities separate dashing back from her housewife life.
action exploits to look after her child.
* ''Literature/TimeScout'': Ann Vinn Mullhaney of ''Literature/TimeScout'' is Time Terminal 86's second/third most deadly individual (it's a toss-up). She also happens to be happily married and a mother.
* Bridget, mom of one teenager, in ''Literature/TortallUniverse'': Having three kids hasn't slowed Alanna the ''Literature/InheritanceCycle'' is Lioness down at all; she's continued to be the sole female from Carvahall to join the Varden army. She does this to protect King's Champion and one of the main characters so she can have revenge on him most notable knights of the realm for over two decades.
** Daine appears to be doing fine with two kids. And [[spoiler:Aly has triplets, according to Pierce, and shows no signs of slowing down. This technically makes Alanna an Action Grandma.]] Observe
the death of entirely unsurprised fandom.
* ''Literature/WarlockOfGramarye'': Gwen Gallowglass is a devoted wife and a loving mother to
her husband. four children. She is also the sole female fighter in the entire human army aside from the Herbalist Angela a ridiculously high-powered psychic, and the leader of the Varden, Nasuada.
* While
God help you if you lay a few main characters are old enough to have children, and grandchildren, the standout ActionMom in the ''Literature/BreakingTheWall'' trilogy is Nissa Nita, who's raising finger on her two year old daughter while learning the magic necessary to perform or her role as one of the Thirteen Orphans.
family.
* ''Literature/WarriorCats''. ''Literature/WarriorCats'': Though she-cats take a break from their warrior duties when they have kits, they still have to be ready to protect their kits if the camp is attacked. One gift that new leaders are often given as part of their [[CatsHaveNineLives nine lives]] is the love a mother has for her kits, in order to help them protect the Clan; this life is often expected to feel gentle, and the new leader is often shocked by how painfully fierce it is - mothers are willing to face any amount of enemies or even die for their kits. One particular Action Mom is Leafstar: leaders normally are not allowed to have kits because it conflicts with their duties, but Leafstar decided to have kits anyway.
%% * Jocelyn Fray from ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments''.
* In the ''Literature/StoriesOfNypre'' series Wonik and Meni are the guardians of wind and water magic respectively.
* Yoshiko Itsubishi from ''Literature/StrengthAndJustice''. She may not like confrontation, but when pushed she reveals lethal martial arts skills and great reflexes to boot.
* Clarissa Kinnison, Red Literature/{{Lensman}} and mother to five children. True, all are adults by the time her ActionMom status is earned, but she ''is'' their mother and in ''Children of the Lens'' she comes out of retirement to kick arse on a level most Lensmen (even her fellow Second-Stage Lensmen) can only dream of doing.
* Literature/CatherineLing from the Creator/IrisJohansen novel trilogy of same name is a CIA operative with a teenage son (the father was a fellow agent and is now dead), and spends much of the first book trying to keep the BigBad from using him to get to her.
* Gretchen in ''Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo'' takes a leadership role in defending Grantville, particularly the school, while pregnant with her second child. Julie and Rebecca are also major parts of that defense, despite each being in her first pregnancy. Rebecca even takes out several men who try to attack her directly, at around eight months along.
* Dominique Vazquez gains this status in the second book of Creator/SteveAlten's Literature/{{Domain}} after a more supporting role in the first one. Lilith Mabus also counts.
* In ''Literature/TheGolgothaSeries'', Maude spent years training as a spy, thief, and assassin for a secret order called Lilith's Load. She retired for a time to become a wife and mother; but she is still capable of using her skills when necessary, and is passing down the same training to her daughter Constance.
* Zamira Drakasha, in ''[[Literature/GentlemanBastard Red Seas Under Red Skies]]'', is a pirate captain, and the loving mother of two toddlers who are at sea with Mommy.
* In ''Mars Evacuees'' by Sophia MacDougall, Stephanie Dare is a bank teller and mother when the war against the Morrors starts. She turns into a hotshot fighter pilot.
anyway.
30th Dec '16 12:23:15 PM wootzits
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The whole point of the aptly named ''other'' Creator/KatsuhiroOtomo masterpiece ''Manga/TheLegendOfMotherSarah'', which features a DeterminedWidow woman trying to retrieve her lost children and who will stop at nothing to do so, including brawling and using guns. It helps that she's an [[AmazonianBeauty unusually tall and jacked woman.]]
* Nanoha and Fate, the co-leads of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'', are mothers through adoption and still amongst the best combat mages out there. When their daughter Vivio is kidnapped, both Nanoha and Fate proceed to kick ass and take names, Nanoha to get Vivio back and Fate to take down the man behind it all.
** There's also Quint Nakajima, Subaru and Ginga's mother, who was an Enforcer until her death. It's revealed in the Sound Stages that Quint was considerably stronger than Subaru or Ginga, being able to wield both Revolver Knuckles (her two girls [[AncestralWeapon inherited one each]]), while neither of them can do so as of the end of ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers StrikerS]]''.
** Lutecia Alpine's mother Megane was also an Enforcer (she was Quint's partner). [[spoiler: She's also the only Action Mom in the entire series that went through childbirth.]]
* Eureka in ''Anime/EurekaSeven'', a mecha pilot who adopts three children before the series starts. [[spoiler: Three children she personally orphaned.]]
* Izumi Curtis from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' is a housewife and proud of it. Her role as a mom comes from that she attempted to bring her stillborn child, but failed and lost the ability to ever have children as a result. However, she does more or less take in the Elric brothers (who lost their own mother) and becomes like a mother to them. She can - and does - beat up most of the other characters in the series (and, for bonus points, does so despite the fact that she's ''missing several internal organs''). She is also one of the two people that Ed and Al openly fear (the other being Major General Armstrong.)
* Although all the action is performed by mind-controlled robots, and, in the anime, she's in a wheelchair, Shuuko from ''Anime/KidouTenshiAngelicLayer'' decimates every other opponent in the TournamentArc except one (and she ''wins'' that one in the manga). She ''has'' taken the [[MissingMom abandon-your-child-to-relatives-and-then-to-your-sister path]] (in the anime, she fears her child would be ostrasized for having an "useless" mother), but in the end, reunites with her daughter and is seen competing side-by-side with her.
* A subtle example is Shizuka Kusanagi, Kyo's mom who has only appeared in the ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters: Kyo'' manga. She is a beautiful woman who [[YamatoNadeshiko only wears kimonos and is all polite and motherly]]... and also fearlessly points a [[BladeOnAStick naginata]] to the neck of the ninja Eiji Kisaragi when she finds him digging in the archives of the Kusanagi family, sweetly asking him to stop whatever he's doing. When Kyo comes back home, he finds his mother and Eiji calmly drinking tea, and Shizuka is all smiles but Eiji looks still unnerved.
* Amaha Masane from the ''Anime/{{Witchblade}}'' anime, despite being completely childish and doting over her daughter, quickly became adequate PunchClockHero. Soon the only thing that worried her at all was Rihoko's possible reaction on [[HarmfulToMinors seeing her transformed]]. Until she faced [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique the consequences]].
* ''Anime/{{Macross}}'':
** Millia Fallyna in ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross''. She even takes baby Komillia (or Dana, if you're following ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'') once into battle.
*** By ''Anime/{{Macross 7}}'', she's a mother seven times over (plus one adoption) and she still can keep up with her husband. And yes, they're both probably the best pilots in ''Macross 7'' despite being in their 40s-50s, as ''Macross 7'' is set 35 years or so after the original. So, yeah.
** ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' gives us the minor character of Canaria Bernstein, a combat medic who uses a '''[[{{BFG}} König Monster]]'''
* EVA Unit-01 and Unit-02 from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' may count as they are [[HumongousMecha gigantic death machines]] with [[spoiler:the pilot's mother's soul inside]] of it that usually goes out of its way to stop the child inside from being too badly hurt.
* Empress Marianne vi Britannia, a.k.a. Marianne the Flash, from ''Anime/CodeGeass'', who managed to be a HumongousMecha test pilot, LadyOfWar, and RebelliousPrincess [[spoiler: and LadyMacbeth]], all while still being a sweet and loving mother to her two children. It's no wonder that she serves as inspiration not only to them, but also to the majority of her step-children who appear in the anime.
* Misaki Jurai Masaki, [[Anime/TenchiMuyo the junior Empress of Jurai]], is not only the Aeka and Sasami's mom, but also the head of Emperor's Guard and uncontested martial arts champion of the whole Jurai Empire for as long as she is bothered to compete. And ''her'' mom, Seto Kamiki Jurai, while actually ruling in place of her son-in-law, still finds the time to justify the reputation that gave her the famous nickname of "Devil Princess of Jurai" (Even the first BigBad of the series gave her a wide berth!).
** The ''senior'' Empress of Jurai, Funaho (Yosho's mom), is director of the Intelligence division. In one episode of the Manga, an assassin tries to kill her on a trip to Earth by dropping a steel girder on her. She stops its fall with a single '''jab''', nearly bending it in half, without even standing up.
* Lena Sayers from ''Anime/MaiOtome'', the original Blue Sky Sapphire holder, whose past is explored in [[Anime/MaiOtome0Sifr the prequel]]. She's the mother of [[spoiler:the main series' heroine, Arika]]. While she [[spoiler:was defeated in the Aswad's attack on Windbloom's castle because she lost her powers, she was apparently able to put up enough of a fight to be considered a WorthyOpponent by the Aswad, who hoped to give her a proper burial]].
* Naomi Armitage from ''Anime/ArmitageIII'', though it doesn't seem that way at first. She, her human husband Ross and her daughter Youko were hiding from AllOfTheOtherReindeer at that point, FantasticRacism having won the day in the form of ''feminists'' who weren't fond of the concept of being ''replaced by machines''; She ''really'' needed to keep her head down. You could tell Armitage was having the time of her ''life'' showing off her cyborg MamaBear side after little Youko is kidnapped and she had to go after the culprits.
%%* Daiko Hayami from ''New Anime/CuteyHoney''.

to:

* The whole point of the aptly named ''other'' Creator/KatsuhiroOtomo masterpiece ''Manga/TheLegendOfMotherSarah'', which features a DeterminedWidow woman trying to retrieve her lost children and who will stop at nothing to do so, including brawling and using guns. It helps that she's an [[AmazonianBeauty unusually tall and jacked woman.]]
* Nanoha and Fate, the co-leads of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'', are mothers through adoption and still amongst the best combat mages out there. When their daughter Vivio is kidnapped, both Nanoha and Fate proceed to kick ass and take names, Nanoha to get Vivio back and Fate to take down the man behind it all.
** There's also Quint Nakajima, Subaru and Ginga's mother, who was an Enforcer until her death. It's revealed in the Sound Stages that Quint was considerably stronger than Subaru or Ginga, being able to wield both Revolver Knuckles (her two girls [[AncestralWeapon inherited one each]]), while neither of them can do so as of the end of ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers StrikerS]]''.
** Lutecia Alpine's mother Megane was also an Enforcer (she was Quint's partner). [[spoiler: She's also the only Action Mom in the entire series that went through childbirth.]]
* Eureka in ''Anime/EurekaSeven'', a mecha pilot who adopts three children before the series starts. [[spoiler: Three children she personally orphaned.]]
* Izumi Curtis from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' is a housewife and proud of it. Her role as a mom comes from that she attempted to bring her stillborn child, but failed and lost the ability to ever have children as a result. However, she does more or less take in the Elric brothers (who lost their own mother) and becomes like a mother to them. She can - and does - beat up most of the other characters in the series (and, for bonus points, does so despite the fact that she's ''missing several internal organs''). She is also one of the two people that Ed and Al openly fear (the other being Major General Armstrong.)
* Although all the action is performed by mind-controlled robots, and, in the anime, she's in a wheelchair, Shuuko from ''Anime/KidouTenshiAngelicLayer'' decimates every other opponent in the TournamentArc except one (and she ''wins'' that one in the manga). She ''has'' taken the [[MissingMom abandon-your-child-to-relatives-and-then-to-your-sister path]] (in the anime, she fears her child would be ostrasized for having an "useless" mother), but in the end, reunites with her daughter and is seen competing side-by-side with her.
* A subtle example is Shizuka Kusanagi, Kyo's mom who has only appeared in the ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters: Kyo'' manga. She is a beautiful woman who [[YamatoNadeshiko only wears kimonos and is all polite and motherly]]... and also fearlessly points a [[BladeOnAStick naginata]] to the neck of the ninja Eiji Kisaragi when she finds him digging in the archives of the Kusanagi family, sweetly asking him to stop whatever he's doing. When Kyo comes back home, he finds his mother and Eiji calmly drinking tea, and Shizuka is all smiles but Eiji looks still unnerved.
* Amaha Masane from the ''Anime/{{Witchblade}}'' anime, despite being completely childish and doting over her daughter, quickly became adequate PunchClockHero. Soon the only thing that worried her at all was Rihoko's possible reaction on [[HarmfulToMinors seeing her transformed]]. Until she faced [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique the consequences]].
* ''Anime/{{Macross}}'':
** Millia Fallyna in ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross''. She even takes baby Komillia (or Dana, if you're following ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'') once into battle.
*** By ''Anime/{{Macross 7}}'', she's a mother seven times over (plus one adoption) and she still can keep up with her husband. And yes, they're both probably the best pilots in ''Macross 7'' despite being in their 40s-50s, as ''Macross 7'' is set 35 years or so after the original. So, yeah.
** ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' gives us the minor character of Canaria Bernstein, a combat medic who uses a '''[[{{BFG}} König Monster]]'''
* EVA Unit-01 and Unit-02 from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' may count as they are [[HumongousMecha gigantic death machines]] with [[spoiler:the pilot's mother's soul inside]] of it that usually goes out of its way to stop the child inside from being too badly hurt.
* Empress Marianne vi Britannia, a.k.a. Marianne the Flash, from ''Anime/CodeGeass'', who managed to be a HumongousMecha test pilot, LadyOfWar, and RebelliousPrincess [[spoiler: and LadyMacbeth]], all while still being a sweet and loving mother to her two children. It's no wonder that she serves as inspiration not only to them, but also to the majority of her step-children who appear in the anime.
* Misaki Jurai Masaki, [[Anime/TenchiMuyo the junior Empress of Jurai]], is not only the Aeka and Sasami's mom, but also the head of Emperor's Guard and uncontested martial arts champion of the whole Jurai Empire for as long as she is bothered to compete. And ''her'' mom, Seto Kamiki Jurai, while actually ruling in place of her son-in-law, still finds the time to justify the reputation that gave her the famous nickname of "Devil Princess of Jurai" (Even the first BigBad of the series gave her a wide berth!).
** The ''senior'' Empress of Jurai, Funaho (Yosho's mom), is director of the Intelligence division. In one episode of the Manga, an assassin tries to kill her on a trip to Earth by dropping a steel girder on her. She stops its fall with a single '''jab''', nearly bending it in half, without even standing up.
* Lena Sayers from ''Anime/MaiOtome'', the original Blue Sky Sapphire holder, whose past is explored in [[Anime/MaiOtome0Sifr the prequel]]. She's the mother of [[spoiler:the main series' heroine, Arika]]. While she [[spoiler:was defeated in the Aswad's attack on Windbloom's castle because she lost her powers, she was apparently able to put up enough of a fight to be considered a WorthyOpponent by the Aswad, who hoped to give her a proper burial]].
*
''Anime/ArmitageIII'': Naomi Armitage from ''Anime/ArmitageIII'', Armitage, though it doesn't seem that way at first. She, her human husband Ross and her daughter Youko were hiding from AllOfTheOtherReindeer at that point, FantasticRacism having won the day in the form of ''feminists'' who weren't fond of the concept of being ''replaced by machines''; She ''really'' needed to keep her head down. You could tell Armitage was having the time of her ''life'' showing off her cyborg MamaBear side after little Youko is kidnapped and she had to go after the culprits.
* ''Manga/BlackButler'': The Marchioness of Middleford, aka Elizabeth's mother Frances. She also doubles as an ActionGirl.
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': Empress Marianne vi Britannia, a.k.a. Marianne the Flash, who managed to be a HumongousMecha test pilot, LadyOfWar, and RebelliousPrincess [[spoiler:and LadyMacbeth]], all while still being a sweet and loving mother to her two children. It's no wonder that she serves as inspiration not only to them, but also to the majority of her step-children who appear in the anime.
%%* Daiko Hayami from ''New Anime/CuteyHoney''.Anime/CuteyHoney'': Daiko Hayami.



* ''VisualNovel/KoihimeMusou'''s resident mom Kouchuu Kanshou, the {{Expy}} of [[CoolOldGuy Huang Zhong]]. Her story behind her action isn't exactly pretty, though: [[IHaveYourWife Her daughter is being held hostage by bandits and she is forced to assassinate a noble to keep her alive]]. Later on, after her daughter is rescued, she's freed from any burdens and fights without anything to hold back.
** In ''Manga/IkkiTousen'', Hakufu's OlderThanTheyLook mother Goei ({{expy}} of Madame Wu, mother of Sun Ce's aka Hakufu's past self) is no frontline fighter and prefers to take care of the Shuuyu household, but either [[BerserkButton call her "old woman"]] or threaten her directly, and you'll have her prove that she can defend herself rather well.
* [[TheCaptain Fee Carmichael]] from ''Anime/{{Planetes}}'', although she has the advantage of having her son and husband out of harm's way, in Florida, while she freely performs all her badassery [[InSpace in outer space]]. Not that her [[RammingAlwaysWorks badassery]] is anything to sneer at.
* In ''Anime/GEARFighterDendoh'', Ginga's mom is a Kenpo instructor who will beat the crap out of almost anyone smaller than a MonsterOfTheWeek. [[spoiler:And then there's Vega, who turns out to be ''Hokuto's'' mom in disguise.]]
* In ''Manga/{{Kekkaishi}},'' Yoshimori's mother Sumiko seems to be this, she appears to be WalkingTheEarth leaving her very domestic husband and OldMaster father to raise her kids, her only appearance outside of flashbacks involved her throwing a dragon(which she had apparently beaten unconscious and dragged across the country) at her son TheHero from great height, then beating said dragon into submission when it came for her. Also in a flashback she [[spoiler:killed a god seemingly just for shits and giggles, and because the god's still-in-the-womb kid told her too]].
* ''Manga/OnePiece'' has a few Action Moms in its cast.
** First and foremost was Bellmere, who was a Marine on the front lines of battle when she discovered two orphaned children, Nojiko and Nami, and took them home to raise since the sight of the two little girls gave her back her strength to live. When Arlong attacked their island, she alone attempted to fight back. Failing that, she willingly gave her own life to ensure Nojiko and Nami's safety.
** Nico Robin's mother, Olvia, was an AdventurerArchaeologist before meeting her end defending her homeland of Ohara.
** Nami the crew's resident GoldDigger is shown to be very protective and loving to children due to her past ^ and will not abandon any children in need (despite the fact she's a thieving Pirate). This motherly nature can hold the crew up at times but being BigDamnHeroes they come to her aid in protecting children.
** Big Mom Charlotte Linin one of the four "Emperors of the sea" as her name suggests she's "a really big mom" having over 35 daughters (which almost unbelievable as she's ugly as hell. Big Mom is a EvilMatriarch ruling over domain with a iron fist even threatening to "eat" her minions showing she may be a cannibal too. In short Big Mom is one mother you definitely don't want to mess with.
* Cattleya in ''Anime/QueensBlade'' is a mother, weaponsmith, retired adventurer and owner of some of the largest breasts in all of anime. Bonus points in usually fighting with her son Rana ''tucked under her arm''.
* Aki Hinata from ''Manga/SgtFrog'' kicks butt when she has to. For starters, she's got a black belt in aikido.
** Oka Nishizawa, Momoka's mother, is an even bigger example. She met her husband Baio during a world martial arts tournament, and is introduced when she sneaks into her husband's mansion in Japan and beats the crap out of the security.
** A later chapter shows that Aki is apparently the only person who can match Oka in a fight.
* Tsume Inuzuka of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' is the single mother of two teenagers yet has maintained not only active ass-kicking status as an elite kunoichi but also runs her own clan.
-->'''Tsume''': (referring to an enemy) [[ComicallyMissingThePoint He was so scared of me, he ran away!]]
-->'''Kiba''': (thinking to himself) ''Yeah, mom... just like with dad.''
** Kushina Uzumaki, Naruto's mother, battles the series EldritchAbomination and the BigBad controlling it while dying. She takes a claw longer than she is tall to the stomach ''and catches it on its way out'' to protect her son. This all takes place about one hour after she gave birth and then had the Kyuubi forcefully dragged out of her, something that was previously always fatal.
** [[spoiler:Princess Kaguya]] effectively became a PhysicalGod before giving birth to her children and only got stronger after that. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, she also became DrunkWithPower]].
** As of the SpinOff ''Manga/NarutoGaiden'', [[spoiler: Sakura Haruno]] has grown into quite the example. The assassin who targeted her daughter Sarada [[CurbStompBattle had no chance]] against her, and [[spoiler:Sasuke and Naruto]] were pretty impressed.
* [[spoiler: Ryougi Shiki]] in ''LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai''. No surprise there, you knew it was gonna happen eventually.
%%How?* Zoroark from the ''Anime/PokemonZoroarkMasterOfIllusions'' movie '''most certainly''' falls under this trope.
* In an episode of the original Anime/DigimonAdventure, Sora Takenouchi's [[YamatoNadeshiko very traditional]] mom, Toshiko, takes up this mantle for an episode in a MamaBear bid to rescue her daughter from Phantomon. She comes up with a plan to [[DressingAsTheEnemy disguise herself as one of the hordes of Bakemon]] (along with [[{{Mon}} Biyomon]]) and then volunteer as the one to "capture" her daughter, who's being pursued by them. Her bid pays off and Sora is rescued, even if Toshiko ends up captured in her place. Maybe not true Action Mom status, but about the closest one has ever gotten in a Digimon series.
* In ''Manga/MedakaBox'' we have Zenkichi Hitoyoshi's mom, Hitomi Hitoyoshi: MadScientist, badass [[MartialArtsAndCrafts martial artist]] and looking approximately half her son's age.
* Ur from ''Manga/FairyTail'', was a powerful wizard even after the birth of her daughter.

to:

* ''VisualNovel/KoihimeMusou'''s resident mom Kouchuu Kanshou, the {{Expy}} of [[CoolOldGuy Huang Zhong]]. Her story behind her action isn't exactly pretty, though: [[IHaveYourWife Her daughter is being held hostage by bandits and she is forced to assassinate a noble to keep her alive]]. Later on, after her daughter is rescued, she's freed from any burdens and fights without anything to hold back.
** In ''Manga/IkkiTousen'', Hakufu's OlderThanTheyLook mother Goei ({{expy}} of Madame Wu, mother of Sun Ce's aka Hakufu's past self) is no frontline fighter and prefers to take care of the Shuuyu household, but either [[BerserkButton call her "old woman"]] or threaten her directly, and you'll have her prove that she can defend herself rather well.
* [[TheCaptain Fee Carmichael]] from ''Anime/{{Planetes}}'', although she has the advantage of having her son and husband out of harm's way, in Florida, while she freely performs all her badassery [[InSpace in outer space]]. Not that her [[RammingAlwaysWorks badassery]] is anything to sneer at.
* In ''Anime/GEARFighterDendoh'', Ginga's mom is a Kenpo instructor who will beat the crap out of almost anyone smaller than a MonsterOfTheWeek. [[spoiler:And then there's Vega, who turns out to be ''Hokuto's'' mom in disguise.]]
* In ''Manga/{{Kekkaishi}},'' Yoshimori's mother Sumiko seems to be this, she appears to be WalkingTheEarth leaving her very domestic husband and OldMaster father to raise her kids, her only appearance outside of flashbacks involved her throwing a dragon(which she had apparently beaten unconscious and dragged across the country) at her son TheHero from great height, then beating said dragon into submission when it came for her. Also in a flashback she [[spoiler:killed a god seemingly just for shits and giggles, and because the god's still-in-the-womb kid told her too]].
* ''Manga/OnePiece'' has a few Action Moms in its cast.
** First and foremost was Bellmere, who was a Marine on the front lines of battle when she discovered two orphaned children, Nojiko and Nami, and took them home to raise since the sight of the two little girls gave her back her strength to live. When Arlong attacked their island, she alone attempted to fight back. Failing that, she willingly gave her own life to ensure Nojiko and Nami's safety.
** Nico Robin's mother, Olvia, was an AdventurerArchaeologist before meeting her end defending her homeland of Ohara.
** Nami the crew's resident GoldDigger is shown to be very protective and loving to children due to her past ^ and will not abandon any children in need (despite the fact she's a thieving Pirate). This motherly nature can hold the crew up at times but being BigDamnHeroes they come to her aid in protecting children.
** Big Mom Charlotte Linin one of the four "Emperors of the sea" as her name suggests she's "a really big mom" having over 35 daughters (which almost unbelievable as she's ugly as hell. Big Mom is a EvilMatriarch ruling over domain with a iron fist even threatening to "eat" her minions showing she may be a cannibal too. In short Big Mom is one mother you definitely don't want to mess with.
* Cattleya in ''Anime/QueensBlade'' is a mother, weaponsmith, retired adventurer and owner of some of the largest breasts in all of anime. Bonus points in usually fighting with her son Rana ''tucked under her arm''.
* Aki Hinata from ''Manga/SgtFrog'' kicks butt when she has to. For starters, she's got a black belt in aikido.
** Oka Nishizawa, Momoka's mother, is an even bigger example. She met her husband Baio during a world martial arts tournament, and is introduced when she sneaks into her husband's mansion in Japan and beats the crap out of the security.
** A later chapter shows that Aki is apparently the only person who can match Oka in a fight.
* Tsume Inuzuka of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' is the single mother of two teenagers yet has maintained not only active ass-kicking status as an elite kunoichi but also runs her own clan.
-->'''Tsume''': (referring to an enemy) [[ComicallyMissingThePoint He was so scared of me, he ran away!]]
-->'''Kiba''': (thinking to himself) ''Yeah, mom... just like with dad.''
** Kushina Uzumaki, Naruto's mother, battles the series EldritchAbomination and the BigBad controlling it while dying. She takes a claw longer than she is tall to the stomach ''and catches it on its way out'' to protect her son. This all takes place about one hour after she gave birth and then had the Kyuubi forcefully dragged out of her, something that was previously always fatal.
** [[spoiler:Princess Kaguya]] effectively became a PhysicalGod before giving birth to her children and only got stronger after that. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, she also became DrunkWithPower]].
** As of the SpinOff ''Manga/NarutoGaiden'', [[spoiler: Sakura Haruno]] has grown into quite the example. The assassin who targeted her daughter Sarada [[CurbStompBattle had no chance]] against her, and [[spoiler:Sasuke and Naruto]] were pretty impressed.
* [[spoiler: Ryougi Shiki]] in ''LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai''. No surprise there, you knew it was gonna happen eventually.
%%How?* Zoroark from the ''Anime/PokemonZoroarkMasterOfIllusions'' movie '''most certainly''' falls under this trope.
* In an episode of the original Anime/DigimonAdventure,
''Anime/DigimonAdventure'': Sora Takenouchi's [[YamatoNadeshiko very traditional]] mom, Toshiko, takes up this mantle for an episode in a MamaBear bid to rescue her daughter from Phantomon. She comes up with a plan to [[DressingAsTheEnemy disguise herself as one of the hordes of Bakemon]] (along with [[{{Mon}} Biyomon]]) and then volunteer as the one to "capture" her daughter, who's being pursued by them. Her bid pays off and Sora is rescued, even if Toshiko ends up captured in her place. Maybe not true Action Mom status, but about the closest one has ever gotten in a Digimon ''Digimon'' series.
* In ''Manga/MedakaBox'' we have Zenkichi Hitoyoshi's mom, Hitomi Hitoyoshi: MadScientist, badass [[MartialArtsAndCrafts martial artist]] and looking approximately half her son's age.
''Anime/EurekaSeven'': Eureka, a mecha pilot who adopts three children before the series starts. [[spoiler:Three children she personally orphaned.]]
* ''Manga/FairyTail'': Ur from ''Manga/FairyTail'', was a powerful wizard even after the birth of her daughter.daughter.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'': Izumi Curtis is a housewife and proud of it. Her role as a mom comes from that she attempted to bring her stillborn child, but failed and lost the ability to ever have children as a result. However, she does more or less take in the Elric brothers (who lost their own mother) and becomes like a mother to them. She can - and does - beat up most of the other characters in the series (and, for bonus points, does so despite the fact that she's ''missing several internal organs''). She is also one of the two people that Ed and Al openly fear (the other being Major General Armstrong.)
* ''Anime/GEARFighterDendoh'': Ginga's mom is a Kenpo instructor who will beat the crap out of almost anyone smaller than a MonsterOfTheWeek. [[spoiler:And then there's Vega, who turns out to be ''Hokuto's'' mom in disguise.]]
* ''LightNovel/{{Gosick}}'': [[spoiler:Cordelia Gallo]]. Try not to cheer when she [[spoiler:goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against the man who destroyed her life by kidnapping and raping her and forcing her to bear his daughter, in the name of the daughter who she loves anyway, and '''kills him.''' She dies shortly afterward, but ''damn.'']]
* ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan'': Yoriko Yasaka might look like a fluffy CuddleBug, but she's ''also'' a part-time Malign Deity Hunter who's badass enough to put the Fear of G... er, Mom into the hearts of [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Nyarlathotep and Cthuguha]] with nothing more than [[ImprobableWeaponUser an ordinary dinner fork]]. [[MamaBear And Cthulhu help you if you lay a finger on her beloved Hiro-kun...]]



* The Marchioness of Middleford, aka Elizabeth's mother Frances, in ''Manga/BlackButler''. She also doubles as an ActionGirl.
* [[spoiler:Cordelia Gallo]] in ''LightNovel/{{Gosick}}''. Try not to cheer when she [[spoiler: goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against the man who destroyed her life by kidnapping and raping her and forcing her to bear his daughter, in the name of the daughter who she loves anyway, and '''kills him.''' She dies shortly afterward, but ''damn.'']]
* Yoriko Yasaka from ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan'' might look like a fluffy CuddleBug, but she's ''also'' a part-time Malign Deity Hunter who's badass enough to put the Fear of G...er, Mom into the hearts of [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Nyarlathotep and Cthuguha]] with nothing more than [[ImprobableWeaponUser an ordinary dinner fork]]. [[MamaBear And Cthulhu help you if you lay a finger on her beloved Hiro-kun...]]
* Miko Shibuya from ''LightNovel/KyoKaraMaoh!'' is shown to hold her own when attacked by enemies. She used a broken broom handle to effectively drive off attacks with her fencing skills.
* Evangeline from ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' is a vampire so powerful that [[TheDreaded her very name inspires terror in the hearts of mortal men]]. In it's sequel, ''Manga/UQHolder'', she's the main character's adoptive mother and is just as badass.
* Margaret from ''Manga/RequiemOfTheRoseKing'' is this.

to:

* The Marchioness of Middleford, aka Elizabeth's ''Manga/IkkiTousen'': Hakufu's OlderThanTheyLook mother Frances, in ''Manga/BlackButler''. She also doubles as an ActionGirl.
* [[spoiler:Cordelia Gallo]] in ''LightNovel/{{Gosick}}''. Try not
Goei ({{expy}} of Madame Wu, mother of Sun Ce's aka Hakufu's past self) is no frontline fighter and prefers to cheer take care of the Shuuyu household, but either [[BerserkButton call her "old woman"]] or threaten her directly, and you'll have her prove that she can defend herself rather well.
* ''LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai'': [[spoiler:Ryougi Shiki]]. No surprise there, you knew it was gonna happen eventually.
* ''Manga/{{Kekkaishi}}'': Yoshimori's mother Sumiko seems to be this, she appears to be WalkingTheEarth leaving her very domestic husband and OldMaster father to raise her kids, her only appearance outside of flashbacks involved her throwing a dragon(which she had apparently beaten unconscious and dragged across the country) at her son TheHero from great height, then beating said dragon into submission
when it came for her. Also in a flashback she [[spoiler: goes on [[spoiler:killed a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against god seemingly just for shits and giggles, and because the man who destroyed god's still-in-the-womb kid told her life too]].
* ''Anime/KidouTenshiAngelicLayer'': Although all the action is performed
by kidnapping and raping her and forcing her to bear his daughter, mind-controlled robots, and, in the name of the daughter who she loves anyway, and '''kills him.''' She dies shortly afterward, but ''damn.'']]
* Yoriko Yasaka from ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan'' might look like a fluffy CuddleBug, but
anime, she's ''also'' in a part-time Malign Deity Hunter who's badass enough to put wheelchair, Shuuko decimates every other opponent in the Fear of G...er, Mom into TournamentArc except one (and she ''wins'' that one in the hearts of [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Nyarlathotep and Cthuguha]] manga). She ''has'' taken the [[MissingMom abandon-your-child-to-relatives-and-then-to-your-sister path]] (in the anime, she fears her child would be ostrasized for having an "useless" mother), but in the end, reunites with nothing more than [[ImprobableWeaponUser an ordinary dinner fork]]. [[MamaBear And Cthulhu help you if you lay a finger on her beloved Hiro-kun...]]
daughter and is seen competing side-by-side with her.
* ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters: Kyo'' manga: A subtle example is Shizuka Kusanagi, Kyo's mom. She is a beautiful woman who [[YamatoNadeshiko only wears kimonos and is all polite and motherly]]... and also fearlessly points a [[BladeOnAStick naginata]] to the neck of the ninja Eiji Kisaragi when she finds him digging in the archives of the Kusanagi family, sweetly asking him to stop whatever he's doing. When Kyo comes back home, he finds his mother and Eiji calmly drinking tea, and Shizuka is all smiles but Eiji looks still unnerved.
* ''VisualNovel/KoihimeMusou'': resident mom Kouchuu Kanshou, the {{Expy}} of [[CoolOldGuy Huang Zhong]]. Her story behind her action isn't exactly pretty, though: [[IHaveYourWife Her daughter is being held hostage by bandits and she is forced to assassinate a noble to keep her alive]]. Later on, after her daughter is rescued, she's freed from any burdens and fights without anything to hold back.
* ''LightNovel/KyoKaraMaoh'':
Miko Shibuya from ''LightNovel/KyoKaraMaoh!'' is shown to hold her own when attacked by enemies. She used a broken broom handle to effectively drive off attacks with her fencing skills.
* ''Manga/TheLegendOfMotherSarah'': The whole point of the aptly named ''other'' Creator/KatsuhiroOtomo masterpiece, which features a DeterminedWidow woman trying to retrieve her lost children and who will stop at nothing to do so, including brawling and using guns. It helps that she's an [[AmazonianBeauty unusually tall and jacked woman.]]
* ''Anime/{{Macross}}'':
** Millia Fallyna in ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross''. She even takes baby Komillia (or Dana, if you're following ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'') once into battle.
*** By ''Anime/{{Macross 7}}'', she's a mother seven times over (plus one adoption) and she still can keep up with her husband. And yes, they're both probably the best pilots in ''Macross 7'' despite being in their 40s-50s, as ''Macross 7'' is set 35 years or so after the original. So, yeah.
** ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' gives us the minor character of Canaria Bernstein, a combat medic who uses a '''[[{{BFG}} König Monster]]'''
* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'': Nanoha and Fate, the co-leads, are mothers through adoption and still amongst the best combat mages out there. When their daughter Vivio is kidnapped, both Nanoha and Fate proceed to kick ass and take names, Nanoha to get Vivio back and Fate to take down the man behind it all.
** There's also Quint Nakajima, Subaru and Ginga's mother, who was an Enforcer until her death. It's revealed in the Sound Stages that Quint was considerably stronger than Subaru or Ginga, being able to wield both Revolver Knuckles (her two girls [[AncestralWeapon inherited one each]]), while neither of them can do so as of the end of ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers StrikerS]]''.
** Lutecia Alpine's mother Megane was also an Enforcer (she was Quint's partner). [[spoiler:She's also the only Action Mom in the entire series that went through childbirth.]]
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'':
Evangeline from ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' is a vampire so powerful that [[TheDreaded her very name inspires terror in the hearts of mortal men]]. In it's the sequel, ''Manga/UQHolder'', she's the main character's adoptive mother and is just as badass.
* ''Anime/MaiOtome'': Lena Sayers, the original Blue Sky Sapphire holder, whose past is explored in [[Anime/MaiOtome0Sifr the prequel]]. She's the mother of [[spoiler:the main series' heroine, Arika]]. While she [[spoiler:was defeated in the Aswad's attack on Windbloom's castle because she lost her powers, she was apparently able to put up enough of a fight to be considered a WorthyOpponent by the Aswad, who hoped to give her a proper burial]].
* ''Manga/MedakaBox'': Zenkichi Hitoyoshi's mom, Hitomi Hitoyoshi: MadScientist, badass [[MartialArtsAndCrafts martial artist]] and looking approximately half her son's age.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** Tsume Inuzuka is the single mother of two teenagers yet has maintained not only active ass-kicking status as an elite kunoichi but also runs her own clan.
-->'''Tsume''': (referring to an enemy) [[ComicallyMissingThePoint He was so scared of me, he ran away!]]
-->'''Kiba''': (thinking to himself) ''Yeah, mom... just like with dad.''
** Kushina Uzumaki, Naruto's mother, battles the series EldritchAbomination and the BigBad controlling it while dying. She takes a claw longer than she is tall to the stomach ''and catches it on its way out'' to protect her son. This all takes place about one hour after she gave birth and then had the Kyuubi forcefully dragged out of her, something that was previously always fatal.
** [[spoiler:Princess Kaguya]] effectively became a PhysicalGod before giving birth to her children and only got stronger after that. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, she also became DrunkWithPower]].
** As of the SpinOff ''Manga/NarutoGaiden'', [[spoiler:Sakura Haruno]] has grown into quite the example. The assassin who targeted her daughter Sarada [[CurbStompBattle had no chance]] against her, and [[spoiler:Sasuke and Naruto]] were pretty impressed.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': EVA Unit-01 and Unit-02, as they are [[HumongousMecha gigantic death machines]] with [[spoiler:the pilot's mother's soul inside]] of it that usually goes out of its way to stop the child inside from being too badly hurt.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** First and foremost was Bellmere, who was a Marine on the front lines of battle when she discovered two orphaned children, Nojiko and Nami, and took them home to raise since the sight of the two little girls gave her back her strength to live. When Arlong attacked their island, she alone attempted to fight back. Failing that, she willingly gave her own life to ensure Nojiko and Nami's safety.
** Nico Robin's mother, Olvia, was an AdventurerArchaeologist before meeting her end defending her homeland of Ohara.
** Nami the crew's resident GoldDigger is shown to be very protective and loving to children due to her past ^ and will not abandon any children in need (despite the fact she's a thieving Pirate). This motherly nature can hold the crew up at times but being BigDamnHeroes they come to her aid in protecting children.
** Big Mom Charlotte Linin one of the four "Emperors of the sea" as her name suggests she's "a really big mom" having over 35 daughters (which almost unbelievable as she's ugly as hell. Big Mom is a EvilMatriarch ruling over domain with a iron fist even threatening to "eat" her minions showing she may be a cannibal too. In short Big Mom is one mother you definitely don't want to mess with.
* ''Anime/{{Planetes}}'': [[TheCaptain Fee Carmichael]], although she has the advantage of having her son and husband out of harm's way, in Florida, while she freely performs all her badassery [[InSpace in outer space]]. Not that her [[RammingAlwaysWorks badassery]] is anything to sneer at.
* ''Anime/PokemonZoroarkMasterOfIllusions'': Zoroark, Zorua's mother, who'll fight three legendary Pokemon by herself if that's what it takes to save her child.
* ''Anime/QueensBlade'': Cattleya is a mother, weaponsmith, retired adventurer and owner of some of the largest breasts in all of anime. Bonus points in usually fighting with her son Rana ''tucked under her arm''.
* ''Manga/RequiemOfTheRoseKing'':
Margaret from ''Manga/RequiemOfTheRoseKing'' is this. this.
* ''Manga/SgtFrog'':
** Aki Hinata kicks butt when she has to. For starters, she's got a black belt in aikido.
** Oka Nishizawa, Momoka's mother, is an even bigger example. She met her husband Baio during a world martial arts tournament, and is introduced when she sneaks into her husband's mansion in Japan and beats the crap out of the security.
** A later chapter shows that Aki is apparently the only person who can match Oka in a fight.
* ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'': Misaki Jurai Masaki, the junior Empress of Jurai, is not only the Aeka and Sasami's mom, but also the head of Emperor's Guard and uncontested martial arts champion of the whole Jurai Empire for as long as she is bothered to compete. And ''her'' mom, Seto Kamiki Jurai, while actually ruling in place of her son-in-law, still finds the time to justify the reputation that gave her the famous nickname of "Devil Princess of Jurai" (Even the first BigBad of the series gave her a wide berth!).
** The ''senior'' Empress of Jurai, Funaho (Yosho's mom), is director of the Intelligence division. In one episode of the Manga, an assassin tries to kill her on a trip to Earth by dropping a steel girder on her. She stops its fall with a single '''jab''', nearly bending it in half, without even standing up.
* ''Anime/{{Witchblade}}'': Amaha Masane, despite being completely childish and doting over her daughter, quickly became adequate PunchClockHero. Soon the only thing that worried her at all was Rihoko's possible reaction on [[HarmfulToMinors seeing her transformed]]. Until she faced [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique the consequences]].
13th Dec '16 10:41:04 AM gb00393
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', Karsi is both a caring mother and a formidable fighter.
30th Nov '16 7:45:15 PM CosmosAndChaos
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'', Macha is one of the [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters many recruitable characters]] and has Korcha and Mel for children. She has some good stats, even.
27th Oct '16 10:48:20 AM narm00
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In [[ComicBook/AdjectivelessXmen Xmen]], ComicBook/{{Jubilee}} become one after adopting a baby which she name Shogo

to:

* In [[ComicBook/AdjectivelessXmen Xmen]], [[ComicBook/AdjectivelessXMen X-Men]], ComicBook/{{Jubilee}} become becomes one after adopting a baby which she name Shogonames Shogo.



* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'''s foster mother Eliza Danvers in ''Comicbook/SupergirlRebirth'' is an agent of D. E. O. (Department of Extra-normal Operations), a Government agency created to deal with and neutralize alien threats. In ''Supergirl Rebirth'' #1 a Kryptonian werewolf is attacking one of the bases of D. E. O., and she quickly figures out where he comes from and what kind of ammo they need, before throwing a grenade at him.
* Julia Diggers of ''ComicBook/GoldDigger'', where having three grown-up kids doesn't keep her from still being one of the top fighters of the fantasy world of Jade. In the series the parents getting involved is generally a big warning sign that things either have gotten really serious or are about to be wrapped up very quickly and painfully for the other party.

to:

* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'''s foster mother Eliza Danvers in ''Comicbook/SupergirlRebirth'' is an agent of the D. E. O. (Department of Extra-normal Operations), a Government government agency created to deal with and neutralize alien threats. In ''Supergirl Rebirth'' #1 a Kryptonian werewolf is attacking one of the bases of D. E. O., bases, and she quickly figures out where he comes from and what kind of ammo they need, before throwing a grenade at him.
* Julia Diggers of ''ComicBook/GoldDigger'', where showing that having three grown-up kids doesn't keep her from still being one of the top fighters of the fantasy world of Jade. In the series the parents getting involved is generally a big warning sign that things either have gotten really serious or are about to be wrapped up very quickly and painfully for the other party.



* Talia Al Ghul after giving birth to Damian Wayne is still badassed enough to brandish a handgun and wear a sexy catsuit or have Batman tied up against his will.

to:

* Talia Al Ghul after giving birth to Damian Wayne is still badassed badass enough to brandish a handgun and wear a sexy catsuit or have Batman Franchise/{{Batman}} tied up against his will.



* ComicBook/EmmaFrost has five cloned daughters, Stepford Cuckoos. She can be protective to them, and she is quite saddened when two of them is dead (even if one of them, Esme, once betrayed and tried to kill her).

to:

* ComicBook/EmmaFrost has five cloned daughters, the Stepford Cuckoos. She can be protective to them, and she is quite saddened when two of them is are dead (even if one of them, Esme, once betrayed and tried to kill her).
25th Oct '16 1:16:55 PM Smoker130
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In [[ComicBook/AdjectivelessXmen Xmen]], ComicBook/{{Jubilee}} become one after adopting a baby which she name Shogo


Added DiffLines:

* In the three OVA post-season 2 of WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}} , [[spoiler:Evangelyne]] is now the mother of two childrens and that absolutely don't stop her from going on adventure. She's also seen teaching archery [[ChildProdigy to her son]]
**Seaon 3 trailer [[spoiler:show her pregnant, which might be a [[PregnantBadass indication for something]] ]]
This list shows the last 10 events of 234. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.ActionMom