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17th Jul '16 6:52:29 PM LadyJaneGrey
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** Gargantua are gigantic reptilian (usually) beasts (think {{Kaiju}}/{{Franchise/Godzilla}}) found on tropical islands in the [[ForgottenRealms Kara-Tur]] setting. Normally, [[GentleGiant they shy away from humans]], but threaten their offspring and you won't live to regret it.

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** Gargantua are gigantic reptilian (usually) beasts (think {{Kaiju}}/{{Franchise/Godzilla}}) found on tropical islands in the [[ForgottenRealms Kara-Tur]] setting. Normally, [[GentleGiant they shy away from humans]], but threaten their offspring and you won't live to regret it. Angry gargantua have been known to travel ''thousands'' of miles and swim entire oceans to find humans who have harmed their young.
1st Jun '16 5:42:48 PM snichols1973
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* According to [[Literature/TheBible Proverbs 17:12]], it is better to meet a mother bear robbed of her cubs than a fool in his folly. Quite possibly the UrExample.



*** Mayfair Games' Role Aids supplement ''Lizardmen''. When female lizardmen are guarding the eggs in the hatchling pool, they fight as level 3 fighters (instead of their normal level 1), a bonus given them by the lizardman deity Rega.

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*** Mayfair Games' Role Aids supplement ''Lizardmen''. When female lizardmen are guarding the eggs in the hatchling pool, they fight as level 3 fighters (instead of their normal level 1), a bonus given them the by the lizardman deity Rega.
27th May '16 8:51:35 PM Trying2CIt
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* Primordial Greek god of darkness Nyx, according to Homer, to the extent that Zeus was afraid of incurring her wrath by harming her son, Hypnos.

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* Primordial Greek god goddess of darkness Nyx, according to Homer, to the extent that Zeus was afraid of incurring her wrath by harming her son, Hypnos.
10th May '16 8:01:55 PM Green70
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Remember when adding examples that this is a female-only trope. The male equivalent is [[PapaWolf "Papa Wolves"]] so all {{Spear Counterpart}}s should be placed there. When MamaBear and PapaWolf team up, it's a BattleCouple. ParentsInDistress is the inversion, when Mama needs to be bailed out by the kids.

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Remember when adding examples that this is a female-only trope. The male equivalent is [[PapaWolf "Papa Wolves"]] so all {{Spear Counterpart}}s should be placed there. When MamaBear and PapaWolf team up, it's a BattleCouple.BattleCouple and all pairs should be placed there. ParentsInDistress is the inversion, when Mama needs to be bailed out by the kids.
29th Apr '16 11:35:14 PM sorako
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** In its second arc, Rosa Ushiromiya does the same thing as her sister-in-law Natsuhi in order to protect her daughter Maria. (Even more noticeable since Rosa is an AbusiveParent as well). Furthermore, at the very end of that gameboard, the last twilight begins, and [[KillEmAll golden butterflies and goat-headed servants are released to eat all remaining humans on the island.]] Rosa, in one of the most {{Badass}} scenes in the whole game/anime, take on the goats with [[EyeScream fountain pens to the eyes]] and gunshots at close range. She manages to take out three before they both die.]]

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** In its second arc, Rosa Ushiromiya does the same thing as her sister-in-law Natsuhi in order to protect her daughter Maria. (Even more noticeable since Rosa is an AbusiveParent as well). Furthermore, at the very end of that gameboard, the last twilight begins, and [[KillEmAll golden butterflies and goat-headed servants are released to eat all remaining humans on the island.]] Rosa, in one of the most {{Badass}} scenes in the whole game/anime, take on the goats with [[EyeScream fountain pens to the eyes]] and gunshots at close range. She manages to take out three before they [[spoiler:they both die.]]die]].
29th Apr '16 11:33:51 PM sorako
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* ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' does this in its first three arcs. In episode 1, Natsuhi Ushiromiya [[spoiler: banishes the two remaining servants, the family doctor, and her niece Maria because she suspects them of being murderers and wants to protect her daughter Jessica. This does not end well. She also fights the Golden Witch Beatrice in a duel, although you might call that a subversion: the desire to protect daughter and gun not equal to ability to defeat 1000-year-old sadistic witch.]] The trope name itself is referenced during the proceedings.
** In its second arc, Rosa Ushiromiya [[spoiler: does the same thing as her sister-in-law Natsuhi in order to protect her daughter Maria. (Even more noticeable since Rosa is an AbusiveParent as well). Furthermore, at the very end of that gameboard, the last twilight begins, and [[KillEmAll golden butterflies and goat-headed servants are released to eat all remaining humans on the island.]] Rosa, in one of the most badass scenes in the whole game/anime, take on the goats with [[EyeScream fountain pens to the eyes]] and gunshots at close range. She manages to take out three before they both die.]]

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* ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' does this in its first three arcs. ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'':
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In episode Episode 1, Natsuhi Ushiromiya [[spoiler: banishes the two remaining servants, the family doctor, and her niece Maria because she suspects them of being murderers and wants to protect her daughter Jessica. This does not end well. She also fights the Golden Witch Beatrice in a duel, although you might call that a subversion: the desire to protect daughter and gun not equal to ability to defeat 1000-year-old sadistic witch.]] The trope name itself is referenced during the proceedings.
** In its second arc, Rosa Ushiromiya [[spoiler: does the same thing as her sister-in-law Natsuhi in order to protect her daughter Maria. (Even more noticeable since Rosa is an AbusiveParent as well). Furthermore, at the very end of that gameboard, the last twilight begins, and [[KillEmAll golden butterflies and goat-headed servants are released to eat all remaining humans on the island.]] Rosa, in one of the most badass {{Badass}} scenes in the whole game/anime, take on the goats with [[EyeScream fountain pens to the eyes]] and gunshots at close range. She manages to take out three before they both die.]]
20th Apr '16 12:28:29 PM ChaoticNovelist
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Bears usually won't attack humans -- but get between a mother bear and her cub, and [[BearsAreBadNews she'll tear straight through you]]. Threaten her [[{{Protectorate}} children]], and you are in for a world of hurt. [[AdrenalineMakeover Righteous awesomeness will ensue]], and the heroine reclaims her child with a tearful embrace.

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Bears usually won't attack humans -- but get between a mother bear and her cub, and [[BearsAreBadNews she'll tear straight through you]]. Threaten her [[{{Protectorate}} children]], and you are in for a world of hurt. [[AdrenalineMakeover Righteous awesomeness will ensue]], ensue, and the heroine reclaims her child with a tearful embrace.



Sometimes overlaps with ApronMatron and PregnantBadass. It can be a cause of LetsGetDangerous, showing that the sweet and caring mother figure is dangerous. They may be a KnightTemplarParent. Provides a simultaneously simple and believable way to switch someone between {{Badass}} and [[{{Moe}} more "cute"]] modes without compromising character as either. After all, if ItsPersonal then the claws come out.

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Sometimes overlaps with ApronMatron and PregnantBadass. It can be a cause of LetsGetDangerous, showing that the sweet and caring mother figure is dangerous. They may be a KnightTemplarParent. Provides a simultaneously simple and believable way to switch someone between {{Badass}} dangerous and [[{{Moe}} more "cute"]] modes without compromising the character as either. After all, if ItsPersonal then the claws come out.



Related to BewareTheNiceOnes and BerserkButton. See also the non-human counterpart, MonsterIsAMommy. Not to be confused with BearsAreBadNews (unless you're dealing with a ''literal'' MamaBear). The ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend is a much younger form of this trope that applies when the mate is in danger. Evil characters can use this too; after all, EvenEvilHasLovedOnes. A particular Subtrope is the BadassAndChildDuo which can take the form of a female badass protecting an orphaned, unrelated young child, [[PapaWolf though male badasses]] are more common.

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Related to BewareTheNiceOnes and BerserkButton. See also the non-human counterpart, MonsterIsAMommy. Not to be confused with BearsAreBadNews (unless you're dealing with a ''literal'' MamaBear). The ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend is a much younger form of this trope that applies when the mate is in danger. Evil characters can use this too; after all, EvenEvilHasLovedOnes. A particular Subtrope is the BadassAndChildDuo which can take the form of a female badass protecting an orphaned, unrelated young child, [[PapaWolf though male badasses]] are more also common.



''Very'' much TruthInTelevision, and pretty much universal.

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''Very'' much This trope is TruthInTelevision, and pretty much universal.
8th Apr '16 6:06:07 AM LadyJaneGrey
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''Very'' much TruthInTelevision, and pretty much universal.
14th Mar '16 3:55:16 PM Arivne
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*** ''Magazine/{{Dungeon}}'' magazine #38 adventure "Things That Go Bump in the Night". The firbolg giantess Lieulg is very protective of her twin sons. If the {{PC}}s attack her sons in front of her she will become enraged and attack them with a +2 bonus on her "to hit" and damage rolls.
26th Feb '16 10:06:15 PM Arivne
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** Gargantua are gigantic reptilian (usually) beasts (think Franchise/{{Godzilla}}) found on tropical islands in the [[ForgottenRealms Kara-Tur]] setting. Normally, [[GentleGiant they shy away from humans]], but threaten their offspring and you won't live to regret it.

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** Gargantua are gigantic reptilian (usually) beasts (think Franchise/{{Godzilla}}) {{Kaiju}}/{{Franchise/Godzilla}}) found on tropical islands in the [[ForgottenRealms Kara-Tur]] setting. Normally, [[GentleGiant they shy away from humans]], but threaten their offspring and you won't live to regret it.
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