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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.
26th Feb '16 7:26:26 PM Arivne
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* Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG has Sarah Bishop. She even got a moment homaging the climax of ''Film/{{Aliens}}''. At the same time, however, Sarah Bishop is partially a deconstruction. She is (understandably) concerned about her daughter being in a war zone, but her own AdultFear made her completely psychotic to the point that many players expressed genuine fear of her. This same thing also broke her psychologically once the war was finally over [[HeelRealization and she'd realized what she had done]].

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* Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG ''Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG'' has Sarah Bishop. She even got a moment homaging the climax of ''Film/{{Aliens}}''. At the same time, however, Sarah Bishop is partially a deconstruction. She is (understandably) concerned about her daughter being in a war zone, but her own AdultFear made her completely psychotic to the point that many players expressed genuine fear of her. This same thing also broke her psychologically once the war was finally over [[HeelRealization and she'd realized what she had done]].



** Gargantua are gigantic reptilian (usually) beasts 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}}) 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.



* In ''{{GURPS}} Bestiary'', a sidebar makes it very clear why you shouldn't get between a mother animal and her young.

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* In ''{{GURPS}} ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} Bestiary'', a sidebar makes it very clear why you shouldn't get between a mother animal and her young.



* Chaosium's supplement ''All the Worlds' Monsters''. Female bears and tigers (if cubs are attacked, fight at +2 to hit) and Elder Daughters of Kali (do double damage to anyone attacking her children).

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* Chaosium's generic RPG supplement ''All the Worlds' Monsters''. Monsters''
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Female bears and tigers (if tigers: if cubs are attacked, they fight at +2 to hit) and hit.
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Elder Daughters of Kali (do do double damage to anyone attacking her children).children.



* ''TabletopGame/{{Champions}}'' Organization Book ''The Circle and M.E.T.E.'', adventure "The Hatching". The M.E.T.E. (Metropolitan Extra Terrestrial Enclave) receives a large spherical object (called Case 39) that was found in a national park. It eventually hatches out an alien Blob-like monster which goes on a rampage. Three months later the alien's mother shows up and tries to rescue its child, and heaven help any superhero that gets in its way.
* ''TabletopGame/StarFleetBattles''. The monsters known as Space Dragons sometimes ravage inhabited worlds. If a ship gets between a Space Dragon mother and its child, the mother will change course, move toward the ship and attack it.
* ''Encounter Critical'' supplement ''Asteroid 1618''. Inside the Vanishing Pyramid, the {{PC}}s can find eggsacs laid by a GiantSpider. If an eggsac is broken open (from prodding or gunfire) 1-20 baby spiders will emerge and attack the {{PC}}s. If {{PC}}s kill any of them, the mother spider will smell the babies' blood on the {{PC}}s, track them down relentlessly, and ferociously attack them, doing double damage.
* ''TabletopGame/HollowEarthExpedition'' main rules sample adventure. When the {{PC}}s first arrive in the Hollow Earth, they will encounter a herd of triceratops, including a mother and her child. If the {{PC}}s get too close, the mother will charge them, and if they attack the child, she will become enraged.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Champions}}'' Organization Book ''The Circle and M.E.T.E.'', adventure "The Hatching". The M.E.T.E. (Metropolitan Extra Terrestrial Enclave) receives a large spherical object (called Case 39) that was found in a national park. It The object eventually hatches out an alien Blob-like monster BlobMonster which goes on a rampage. Three months later the alien's mother shows up and tries to rescue its child, and heaven help any superhero that gets in its way.
* ''TabletopGame/StarFleetBattles''. The interstellar monsters known as Space Dragons sometimes ravage inhabited worlds. If a ship gets between a Space Dragon mother and its child, the mother will change course, move toward the ship and attack it.
* ''Encounter Critical'' supplement ''Asteroid 1618''. Inside the Vanishing Pyramid, the {{PC}}s can find eggsacs laid by a GiantSpider. If an eggsac is broken open (from prodding or gunfire) 1-20 baby spiders will emerge and attack the {{PC}}s. If {{PC}}s kill any of them, the mother spider will smell the babies' blood on the {{PC}}s, track them down relentlessly, relentlessly and ferociously attack them, doing double damage.
* ''TabletopGame/HollowEarthExpedition'' main rules sample adventure. When the {{PC}}s first arrive in the Hollow Earth, Earth they will encounter a herd of triceratops, including a mother and her child. If the {{PC}}s get too close, the mother will charge them, and if they attack the child, she will become enraged.



* ''Varanae'' generic RPG supplement ''Monstrum 1''. Cerberus are a type of three-headed dogs. Parents will fight to the death to protect their young.

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* ''Varanae'' ''TabletopGame/Varanae'' generic RPG supplement ''Monstrum 1''. Cerberus are a type of three-headed dogs. Parents will fight to the death to protect their young.
26th Feb '16 7:17:59 PM Arivne
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** 1st Edition AD&D

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** 1st and 2nd Edition AD&D


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*** ''Magazine/{{Dungeon}}'' magazine #18 adventure "Crocodile Tears". A female wana (50 foot long crocodile) has buried its eggs underground and is resting nearby. If the {{PC}}s try to dig up the eggs she will attack them with great ferocity.
23rd Jan '16 1:53:12 PM Arivne
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*** Judges Guild ''The Dungeoneer'' magazine #16 "Monster Matrix". If its young are threatened, a female Jinx Cat gains +4 to hit for three combat rounds and +2 thereafter.

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*** Judges Guild ''The Dungeoneer'' magazine #16 #18 "Monster Matrix". If its young are threatened, a female Jinx Cat gains +4 to hit for three combat rounds and +2 thereafter.
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