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25th Apr '16 11:38:29 PM DarkHunter
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Yes, even the biggest bad guy around can still have a soft spot for good old Mom. Sure you've killed scores of innocent people but come on! She raised you and took care of you when you were tusick!

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Yes, even the biggest bad guy around can still have a soft spot for good old Mom. Sure you've killed scores of innocent people but come on! She raised you and took care of you when you were tusick!
sick!
23rd Apr '16 9:01:06 PM karstovich2
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* Omar Little of ''Series/TheWire'' is a stick up boy, an armed robber who targets drug dealers and other criminals for his heists. He was also raised by his grandmother, inherited a strict moral code from her, [[DontTellMama keeps her ignorant of his criminal activities]], and takes her to church on Sundays. When a pair of gunmen open fire on him during one of those Sundays, their bosses are ''horrified''. EvenEvilHasStandards after all, and those standards include not shooting at a man taking his grandmother to church on Sunday, even if you have a grudge against him.

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* Omar Little of ''Series/TheWire'' is a stick up boy, an armed robber who targets drug dealers and other criminals for his heists. He was also raised by his grandmother, inherited a strict moral code from her, [[DontTellMama keeps her ignorant of his criminal activities]], and takes her to church on Sundays. When a pair of gunmen open fire on him during one of those Sundays, their bosses are ''horrified''. EvenEvilHasStandards after all, and those standards include not shooting at a man taking his grandmother to church on Sunday, even if you have a grudge against him.[[note]]Indeed, it appears that ''all'' of Baltimore's "official" gang activity goes silent on Sunday during church, as a matter of tradition and honor, basically for this reason.[[/note]] What's worse is that Omar's grandma's Sunday hat--or "church crown", and most likely her most prized possession--was damaged by the idiot gunmen's bullets; the bosses send the grandma a new crown as an apology for their underlings' stupidity.
19th Apr '16 7:48:25 PM SmugTrope
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** Ironically, this trope is played straight with him in an earlier episode where he sings a song about how much he misses her since she spends too much time campaigning against his father for school president. Even getting an 'aww' from the audience before he blasts them.
13th Apr '16 3:55:01 PM ngh93
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'''Molt:''' Well, how can I answer? [[ExactWords You said I couldn't say another word!]]\\
''(Hopper growls with increasing rage and raises his fist)''\\
'''Molt:''' AAH! ''REMEMBER MA!''\\

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'''Molt:''' Well, how can I answer? [[ExactWords You said I couldn't say another word!]]\\
word!]] ''(Hopper growls with increasing rage and raises his fist)''\\
'''Molt:'''
fist)'' AAH! ''REMEMBER MA!''\\
31st Mar '16 8:45:39 PM Gamermaster
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* Fate and Lutecia, [[AntiVillain villains]] from first and third seasons ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', who did what they did because the former wished to make [[EvilMatriarch her mother]] smile again and the latter hoped to awaken [[PeopleJars her comatose mother]]. [[spoiler: Fate failed, as Precia couldn't accept a [[CloningBlues clone]] as her daughter, and is later adopted by Lindy instead. Lutecia makes friends with the people that defeat her, reunites with her now awake mother, and is serving probation.]]

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* Fate and Lutecia, [[AntiVillain villains]] from first and third seasons ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', of ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'', who did what they did because the former wished to make [[EvilMatriarch her mother]] smile again and the latter hoped to awaken [[PeopleJars her comatose mother]]. [[spoiler: Fate failed, as Precia couldn't accept a [[CloningBlues clone]] as her daughter, and is later [[HappilyAdopted adopted by Lindy instead.instead]]. Lutecia makes friends with the people that defeat her, reunites with her now awake mother, and is serving probation.]]



** PsychopathicWomanchild Misa still remembers her dead parents kindly, and in fact she joined Light ''because'' he killed their murderer. In the live-action there's more emphasis in her bond with them, and seeing Light about to write Soichirou's name on the Deaht Note shocks her to tears.

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** PsychopathicWomanchild Misa still remembers her dead parents kindly, and in fact she joined Light ''because'' he killed their murderer. In the live-action there's more emphasis in her bond with them, and seeing Light about to write Soichirou's name on the Deaht Death Note shocks her to tears.
23rd Mar '16 8:03:13 AM Eievie
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Also a subtrope of EvenEvilHasLovedOnes. See MommasBoy for a similar Trope. The mama in question may or may not be a MamaBear.

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Also a subtrope of EvenEvilHasLovedOnes. May overlap with MoralityPet. See MommasBoy for a similar Trope. The mama in question may or may not be a MamaBear.



** Averted in the [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist 2003 anime version]]: Two of the homunculi are the resurrections of people whose biological mothers are still alive -- [[spoiler:Wrath is Izumi and Sig's dead son and Envy is Dante and Hohenheim's]] -- but neither are particularly fond of at least one parent. [[spoiler:Wrath instead forms a parent-child bond with Sloth, the homunculus of Trisha Elric, with whom he plays it straight. Envy can't get over his hatred of Hohenheim, and would love nothing more than to kill Hohenheim and his sons with Trisha. Eventually Wrath does mend his bond with Izumi but they don't have time to reconcile as Izumi dies due to her illness not soon afterwards. They end up TogetherInDeath at least.]]
* ''Manga/DeathNote'' - Teru Mikami is an inversion -- he sees his mother as almost condoning the actions of evildoers by telling him that some things cannot be changed. When she is killed, he inwardly celebrates the death.

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** Averted in the [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist 2003 anime version]]: Two of the homunculi are the resurrections of people whose biological mothers are still alive -- [[spoiler:Wrath alive--[[spoiler:Wrath is Izumi and Sig's dead son and Envy is Dante and Hohenheim's]] -- but Hohenheim's]]--but neither are particularly fond of at least one parent. [[spoiler:Wrath instead forms a parent-child bond with Sloth, the homunculus of Trisha Elric, with whom he plays it straight. Envy can't get over his hatred of Hohenheim, and would love nothing more than to kill Hohenheim and his sons with Trisha. Eventually Wrath does mend his bond with Izumi but they don't have time to reconcile as Izumi dies due to her illness not soon afterwards. They end up TogetherInDeath at least.]]
* ''Manga/DeathNote'' - ''Manga/DeathNote'': Teru Mikami is an inversion -- he inversion--he sees his mother as almost condoning the actions of evildoers by telling him that some things cannot be changed. When she is killed, he inwardly celebrates the death.



* Walter in ''ComicBook/TheMask'' Dark Horse comics universe - we never learn anything about this mysterious mute killer in the series other than that he has a "<3 Mother" tattoo on his right shoulder.
* Subverted in ''Comicbook/MsMarvel''. After Ms. Marvel defeats Moonstone, she ripped away the latter's power source, leaving her to die in 3 days unless she can find it again. Ms. Marvel then puts it on Moonstone's mother's tomb, hoping that this trope would apply and Moonstone would pull a HeelFaceTurn after apologizing to her deceased mother for what she has done. Turns out EvilCannotComprehendGood, so Moonstone reclaimed her power source...and smashed her mother's tomb. [[spoiler:Moonstone ''killed'' her own mother and thought she was a weak failure.]] She never loved her mother or anyone else except herself.

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* Walter in ''ComicBook/TheMask'' Dark Horse comics universe - we universe--we never learn anything about this mysterious mute killer in the series other than that he has a "<3 "♥ Mother" tattoo on his right shoulder.
* Subverted in ''Comicbook/MsMarvel''. After Ms. Marvel defeats Moonstone, she ripped away the latter's power source, leaving her to die in 3 days unless she can find it again. Ms. Marvel then puts it on Moonstone's mother's tomb, hoping that this trope would apply and Moonstone would pull a HeelFaceTurn after apologizing to her deceased mother for what she has done. Turns out EvilCannotComprehendGood, so Moonstone reclaimed her power source... and smashed her mother's tomb. [[spoiler:Moonstone ''killed'' her own mother and thought she was a weak failure.]] She never loved her mother or anyone else except herself.



-->'''Ares:''' I'm wondering what woman in her right mind would crawl in bed with that ferret of a man-\\

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-->'''Ares:''' I'm wondering what woman in her right mind would crawl in bed with that ferret of a man-\\man--\\



* In Creator/{{Disney}}'s ''Disney/PeterPan'', when Wendy is singing "Your Mother and Mine" to her brothers and The Lost Boys, Captain Hook and the other pirates overhear her. AntiVillain Smee gets emotional, as he lifts up his shirt - and displays the "Mother" tattoo.

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* In Creator/{{Disney}}'s ''Disney/PeterPan'', when Wendy is singing "Your Mother and Mine" to her brothers and The Lost Boys, Captain Hook and the other pirates overhear her. AntiVillain Smee gets emotional, as he lifts up his shirt - and shirt--and displays the "Mother" tattoo.



* In ''Film/TheNakedGun 33 1/3'', Rocco [[spoiler:sees his mother fall off a stage, presumably dead, and shouts down to her, "I'm coming, Ma!"]] -- possibly the most devoted mama's boy on this list. It is parody.

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* In ''Film/TheNakedGun 33 1/3'', Rocco [[spoiler:sees his mother fall off a stage, presumably dead, and shouts down to her, "I'm coming, Ma!"]] -- possibly Ma!"]]--possibly the most devoted mama's boy on this list. It is parody.



* 2009 ''Film/StarTrek'' - Though he's not exactly "bad" (more like a {{Jerkass}}) for the first half of the movie, the only way to make [[TheSpock Spock]] react in the movie is to insult his mother or imply he doesn't love her. You do ''not'' want to do that unless you want the shit beaten out of you. [[spoiler:So they kill her off.]]

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* 2009 ''Film/StarTrek'' - Though ''Film/StarTrek''--Though he's not exactly "bad" (more like a {{Jerkass}}) for the first half of the movie, the only way to make [[TheSpock Spock]] react in the movie is to insult his mother or imply he doesn't love her. You do ''not'' want to do that unless you want the shit beaten out of you. [[spoiler:So they kill her off.]]



* In ''Film/{{JCVD}}'', The bank robbers get in multiple heated arguments over the brutal treatment of the hostages - Two of them are AffablyEvil, star-struck fanboys, who'd rather get Van Damme to show off his moves than extort the hostages, while the other one opens fire on the cops multiple times, and shoots an escaping hostage in the leg. The arguments become more heated as the film progresses, but they manage to keep it all together. [[spoiler: Until the bastard insults another robber's mother. A point-blank headshot is the response from the other robber. His reasoning?]] "We agreed. Nothing about our mothers."

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* In ''Film/{{JCVD}}'', The bank robbers get in multiple heated arguments over the brutal treatment of the hostages - Two hostages--two of them are AffablyEvil, star-struck fanboys, who'd rather get Van Damme to show off his moves than extort the hostages, while the other one opens fire on the cops multiple times, and shoots an escaping hostage in the leg. The arguments become more heated as the film progresses, but they manage to keep it all together. [[spoiler: Until the bastard insults another robber's mother. A point-blank headshot is the response from the other robber. His reasoning?]] "We agreed. Nothing about our mothers."



* A gender-flipped version in ''Film/IronMan2''. Ivan Vanko, while bitter towards Tony, is perfectly willing to quietly take care of his invalid father, even though the film implies his father was abusive when he was well. [[MoralityChain But then his father dies...]]

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* A gender-flipped version in ''Film/IronMan2''. Ivan Vanko, while bitter towards Tony, is perfectly willing to quietly take care of his invalid father, even though the film implies his father was abusive when he was well. [[MoralityChain But then his father dies...]]dies…]]



* The last word of the mad god Torak in the ''Literature/{{Belgariad}}'' is "Mother!" It's identified by Belgarath as a cry to the one thing in the universe Torak thought loved him. (Granted, as a god, Torak's mother ''is'' the universe - long story.) [[spoiler:He was right - for a split second after Torak's death, everything ''stops'', as the universe mourns her lost child.]]
** Similarly, [[Literature/TheElenium The Tamuli]] has Scarpa calling for his mother as he is dying. Subverted in that [[spoiler:he had her - and all his sisters - murdered before the start of the series.]]

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* The last word of the mad god Torak in the ''Literature/{{Belgariad}}'' is "Mother!" It's identified by Belgarath as a cry to the one thing in the universe Torak thought loved him. (Granted, as a god, Torak's mother ''is'' the universe - long universe--long story.) [[spoiler:He was right - for right--for a split second after Torak's death, everything ''stops'', as the universe mourns her lost child.]]
** Similarly, [[Literature/TheElenium The Tamuli]] has Scarpa calling for his mother as he is dying. Subverted in that [[spoiler:he had her - and her--and all his sisters - murdered sisters--murdered before the start of the series.]]



** The title character may be a criminal mastermind, but he'll do anything - including giving up half of his loot or traveling to the past to save an extinct species - to make his mother Angeline healthy and happy again.

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** The title character may be a criminal mastermind, but he'll do anything - including anything--including giving up half of his loot or traveling to the past to save an extinct species - to species--to make his mother Angeline healthy and happy again.



* At one point in the Literature/BlackCompany series, [[KnightInSourArmor Croaker]] and [[EvilOverlord Lady]] are arguing about [[BiggerBad Dominator]] - former, beliving in GrayAndGrayMorality is trying to convince the latter that even he had to have a good side and uses this trope as one of the possibilities. Lady says he probably ripped his mother's throat with his bare hands.

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* At one point in the Literature/BlackCompany series, [[KnightInSourArmor Croaker]] and [[EvilOverlord Lady]] are arguing about [[BiggerBad Dominator]] - former, Dominator]]--former, beliving in GrayAndGrayMorality is trying to convince the latter that even he had to have a good side and uses this trope as one of the possibilities. Lady says he probably ripped his mother's throat with his bare hands.



--> ''There was a break in his voice, as if for a moment he recalled innocent days when - but he brushed away this weakness with his hook.''

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--> ''There was a break in his voice, as if for a moment he recalled innocent days when - but when--but he brushed away this weakness with his hook.''



* Female example: in the sequels to ''Literature/TheWardedMan'', Inevera is a ManipulativeBitch, [[EvilSorcerer Evil Sorceress]] and LadyMacbeth to a KnightTemplar warlord, but she legitimately loves her mother, a humble basket merchant, and is even shown going to her for advice on occasion (Inevera, for the record, is a law unto herself and never takes advice from ''anyone''- except her mom). Now, she hated her ''[[AbusiveParents Father]]'', on the other hand, which was in large part due to how he [[KickTheDog treated]] her mother and older brother (and she ended up exacting revenge on him for it).

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* Female example: in the sequels to ''Literature/TheWardedMan'', Inevera is a ManipulativeBitch, [[EvilSorcerer Evil Sorceress]] and LadyMacbeth to a KnightTemplar warlord, but she legitimately loves her mother, a humble basket merchant, and is even shown going to her for advice on occasion (Inevera, for the record, is a law unto herself and never takes advice from ''anyone''- except ''anyone''--except her mom). Now, she hated her ''[[AbusiveParents Father]]'', on the other hand, which was in large part due to how he [[KickTheDog treated]] her mother and older brother (and she ended up exacting revenge on him for it).



* Beautifully inverted by Bernard in ''Series/BlackBooks''. Whilst filling out his tax form: "Mother's maiden name... Christ, what's her first name? I just knew her as ma! That'll have to do. Ma. ''[{{Beat}}]'' Possibly deceased."

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* Beautifully inverted by Bernard in ''Series/BlackBooks''. Whilst filling out his tax form: "Mother's maiden name... name… Christ, what's her first name? I just knew her as ma! That'll have to do. Ma. ''[{{Beat}}]'' Possibly deceased."



-->'''Bernard:''' "I know... I am... yeah, I know... yes, yes... yep.. Yes I know, goodbye, I have to do my taxes!".

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-->'''Bernard:''' "I know... know… I am... am… yeah, I know... know… yes, yes... yep.. yes… yep… Yes I know, goodbye, I have to do my taxes!".



--> '''Mook''': What was that for?!
--> '''Michael''': That was for my mother.

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--> '''Mook''': -->'''Mook''': What was that for?!
-->
for?!\\
'''Michael''': [[AndThisIsFor That was for my mother.]]



** ... and before that, "Sing Me Back Home," where a death-row inmate recalls -- on the day of his execution -- his winsome, carefree days, many of those memories including his mother, before he turned to a life of crime. A church choir had been visiting the prison that morning, and as they pass through the condemned prisoner's cell, they perform a hymn that he notes was one of his mother's favorites.

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** ... and ** …and before that, "Sing Me Back Home," where a death-row inmate recalls -- on recalls--on the day of his execution -- his execution--his winsome, carefree days, many of those memories including his mother, before he turned to a life of crime. A church choir had been visiting the prison that morning, and as they pass through the condemned prisoner's cell, they perform a hymn that he notes was one of his mother's favorites.



-->My mother was a [[FreudianSlip stupid bitch]]... caring lady\\

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-->My mother was a [[FreudianSlip stupid bitch]]... bitch]]… caring lady\\



She never let me [[FreudianSlip slut]] - down\\

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She never let me [[FreudianSlip slut]] - down\\slut]]--down\\



* In ''Theatre/DeadEnd'', gangster Baby-Face Martin returns after ten years to see his mother...and is genuinely hurt when she rejects him for being a killer.
* The indie play ''Murder's in the Heir'' features handsome ManipulativeBastard and [[TheCasanova Casanova]] Jordan Starkweather, a greedy, selfish, enormously cocky playboy who tries to con several people into killing his great-uncle Simon Starkweather for Simon's multibillion dollar estate. He doesn't give a rat's ass about anyone but himself -- and his mother, Fiona, the only person in the show he shows genuine affection and caring towards.

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* In ''Theatre/DeadEnd'', gangster Baby-Face Martin returns after ten years to see his mother... and is genuinely hurt when she rejects him for being a killer.
* The indie play ''Murder's in the Heir'' features handsome ManipulativeBastard and [[TheCasanova Casanova]] Jordan Starkweather, a greedy, selfish, enormously cocky playboy who tries to con several people into killing his great-uncle Simon Starkweather for Simon's multibillion dollar estate. He doesn't give a rat's ass about anyone but himself -- and himself--and his mother, Fiona, the only person in the show he shows genuine affection and caring towards.



* Not ''quite'' played straight, but in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' and the sequel movie ''[[Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren Advent Children]]'' Jenova's "children" (Sephiroth and the WhiteHairBlackHeart threesome) are doing their best to fulfill their "mother"'s desire to... destroy life on earth.
-->'''Reno:''' Mother, schmother... It's [[EldritchAbomination Jenova's]] freaking head!\\

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* Not ''quite'' played straight, but in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' and the sequel movie ''[[Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren Advent Children]]'' Jenova's "children" (Sephiroth and the WhiteHairBlackHeart threesome) are doing their best to fulfill their "mother"'s desire to... to… destroy life on earth.
-->'''Reno:''' Mother, schmother... schmother… It's [[EldritchAbomination Jenova's]] freaking head!\\



* Downplayed on ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII'' - if you listen to the Chatterbox radio station, eventually you'll hear Tony (the local Mafia boss) call in and complain bitterly about being smothered by his 'ma'.
-->'''Tony:''' It's my ma. She don't think I'm a real man. Can you imagine that? I mean, I do a man's job and all, but... she treats me like a little boy! All I get is 'Your pa' this, and 'Your pa' that, and 'You're not a real man, Tony!' And it's driving me... freakin' nuts!

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* Downplayed on ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII'' - if ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII''--if you listen to the Chatterbox radio station, eventually you'll hear Tony (the local Mafia boss) call in and complain bitterly about being smothered by his 'ma'.
-->'''Tony:''' It's my ma. She don't think I'm a real man. Can you imagine that? I mean, I do a man's job and all, but... but… she treats me like a little boy! All I get is 'Your pa' this, and 'Your pa' that, and 'You're not a real man, Tony!' And it's driving me... me… freakin' nuts!



* ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive'' - Ayane, generally a cold and bitter girl as a result of her upbringing and the prejudice against her for the circumstances of her birth nonetheless lets the armor crack and the tears slip when she's forced to kill her adoptive father(and the only person that ever showed her concern growing up besides Kasumi and Hayate), Genra, after DOATEC transforms him into the demonic Omega.

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* ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive'' - ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive'': Ayane, generally a cold and bitter girl as a result of her upbringing and the prejudice against her for the circumstances of her birth nonetheless lets the armor crack and the tears slip when she's forced to kill her adoptive father(and the only person that ever showed her concern growing up besides Kasumi and Hayate), Genra, after DOATEC transforms him into the demonic Omega.



** [[AntiHero Anti-heroic example]]: ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'' gives us Jake Muller, a seemingly sociopathic mercenary who has a [[MoneyFetish remarkably high need for money]]...all for the sake of supporting his mother, [[spoiler:who was abandoned by BigBad Albert Wesker after he slept with her.]]

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** [[AntiHero Anti-heroic example]]: ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'' gives us Jake Muller, a seemingly sociopathic mercenary who has a [[MoneyFetish remarkably high need for money]]...money]]… all for the sake of supporting his mother, [[spoiler:who was abandoned by BigBad Albert Wesker after he slept with her.]]



--->""M" was for the murderous look she gave me.
--->"O" meant only that she was weak and old.
--->"T" is for her terror as she fought me.
--->"H" is for her heart that I now hold.
--->"E" is for her eyes swiftly dimming.
--->"R" means rot, and soon rotting she will be.
--->Put them all together, they spell "MOTHER", a word that means a corpse to me. Happy Mother's Day, Mommy."

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--->""M" ''"M" was for the murderous look she gave me.
--->"O"
me.\\
"O"
meant only that she was weak and old.
--->"T"
old.\\
"T"
is for her terror as she fought me.
--->"H"
me.\\
"H"
is for her heart that I now hold.
--->"E"
hold.\\
"E"
is for her eyes swiftly dimming.
--->"R"
dimming.\\
"R"
means rot, and soon rotting she will be.
--->Put
be.\\
Put
them all together, they spell "MOTHER", a word that means a corpse to me. Happy Mother's Day, Mommy."''



* In his arcade intro in ''[[VideoGame/StreetFighterIV Ultra Street Fighter IV]]'', [[TheGiant Hugo]] is challenged by a crowd of rogue [[VideoGame/FinalFight Mad Gear]] members. He stomps out of his trailer, making the ground shake with every step. He looms over his foes, and slurps down an entire can of potatoes. There's an ominous moment of silence...and then Hugo ''starts bawling because he misses his mother's home-grown potatoes!'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cfpHVOd3Ss It must be seen to be believed.]] Turns out that making fun of potatoes is Hugo's BerserkButton.

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* In his arcade intro in ''[[VideoGame/StreetFighterIV Ultra Street Fighter IV]]'', [[TheGiant Hugo]] is challenged by a crowd of rogue [[VideoGame/FinalFight Mad Gear]] members. He stomps out of his trailer, making the ground shake with every step. He looms over his foes, and slurps down an entire can of potatoes. There's an ominous moment of silence... and then Hugo ''starts bawling because he misses his mother's home-grown potatoes!'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cfpHVOd3Ss It must be seen to be believed.]] Turns out that making fun of potatoes is Hugo's BerserkButton.



-->''[[YouKilledMyFather You killed my mother...!]]''

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-->''[[YouKilledMyFather You killed my mother...!]]''mother…!]]''



** Xykon, the ChaoticEvil CardCarryingVillain, is hinted at this in his StartOfDarkness by keeping and [[TheUndead reanimating]] first his pet dog, then the corpse of his grandmother... [[spoiler: and a few pages later he orders Grandma to kill and eat his parents.]]

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** Xykon, the ChaoticEvil CardCarryingVillain, is hinted at this in his StartOfDarkness by keeping and [[TheUndead reanimating]] first his pet dog, then the corpse of his grandmother... grandmother… [[spoiler: and a few pages later he orders Grandma to kill and eat his parents.]]



* Mom, of Mom's Friendly Robot Company on ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''. All robots love her, so much that it's sickening - and we do mean ''all'' of them, from the animated gift cards to the Destructor, a Robotic armour-tank whose very use in battle has been ruled a war crime, and including the Gender Bender robot who wears a pink tutu.

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* Mom, of Mom's Friendly Robot Company on ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''. All robots love her, so much that it's sickening - and sickening--and we do mean ''all'' of them, from the animated gift cards to the Destructor, a Robotic armour-tank whose very use in battle has been ruled a war crime, and including the Gender Bender robot who wears a pink tutu.



* In Season 5 of ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'', Spider-Man, in a bid to get Scorpion to release Aunt May from his grasp, calls the green-garbed crook a coward who would probably send his own mother to fight his battles. Now, this might not seem like much on its own, but it had been established as far back as Season 1 that Scorpion's BerserkButton is being insulted and called names, so one would think that Spidey calling him a coward would have been enough. However...
-->'''Scorpion:'''That does it! ... Callin' me names is one thing, but nobody talks trash about my mother!

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* In Season 5 of ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'', Spider-Man, in a bid to get Scorpion to release Aunt May from his grasp, calls the green-garbed crook a coward who would probably send his own mother to fight his battles. Now, this might not seem like much on its own, but it had been established as far back as Season 1 that Scorpion's BerserkButton is being insulted and called names, so one would think that Spidey calling him a coward would have been enough. However...
However…
-->'''Scorpion:'''That does it! ... Callin' it! …callin' me names is one thing, but nobody talks trash about my mother!
18th Mar '16 4:50:53 PM dmcreif
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Yes, even the biggest bad guy around can still have a soft spot for good old Mom. Sure you've killed scores of innocent people but come on! She raised you and took care of you when you were sick!

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Yes, even the biggest bad guy around can still have a soft spot for good old Mom. Sure you've killed scores of innocent people but come on! She raised you and took care of you when you were sick!
tusick!



* Tuco, in the first and second episodes of ''Series/BetterCallSaul''. Though portrayed as a violent and psychopathic killer in ''Series/BreakingBad'' (and to some extent in this episode) he is surprisingly caring and tender towards his "abuela". Somewhat like [[TheGoodtheBadandtheUgly his namesake]], actually.

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* Tuco, in the first and second episodes of Tuco Salamanca ''Series/BetterCallSaul''. Though portrayed as a violent and psychopathic killer elsewhere in ''Better Call Saul'' and in ''Series/BreakingBad'' (and to some extent in this episode) he is surprisingly caring calm and tender towards collected around his "abuela".abuelita (grandmother). Somewhat like [[TheGoodtheBadandtheUgly his namesake]], actually.
7th Mar '16 11:14:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Comicbook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck'', Scrooge is driven to the breaking point by a villain making fun of his dead mother. [[spoiler:He brings down a whole steamboat with his bare hands.]] Then again he wasn't particularly bad, yet...
7th Mar '16 11:08:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* One of the first things [[SerialKiller Jeffrey Dahmer]] says in the 1993 biopic ''The Life and Times of Jeffrey Dahmer'' is that his grandmother might be the only person he ever loved. Indeed, he regularly brings over men to his bedroom in her house before killing them, but [[DontTellMama tries to hide this from her]].
5th Mar '16 2:00:56 AM Shadowgazer
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* In ''Comicbook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck'', Scrooge is driven to the breaking point by a villain making fun of his dead mother. [[spoiler:He brings down a whole steamboat with his bare hands.]]



* In ''Comicbook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck'', Scrooge is driven to the breaking point by a villain making fun of his dead mother. [[spoiler:He brings down a whole steamboat with his bare hands.]] Then again he wasn't particularly bad, yet...



** In ''Black Hills'', a DumbMuscle-type is challenged to a swordfight which requires both participants to strip to the waist. He does so reluctantly, revealing [[CrowningMomentOfFunny a giant flower tattoo with "To My Mommy" written around it]]. He then warns the people watching that the first to laugh gets it good.

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** In ''Black Hills'', a DumbMuscle-type named Nebraska Kid is challenged to a swordfight which requires both participants to strip to the waist. He does so reluctantly, revealing [[CrowningMomentOfFunny a giant flower tattoo with "To My Mommy" written around it]]. He then warns the people watching that the first to laugh gets it good.
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