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14th Aug '17 5:57:40 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* Persephone's mother Demeter, goddess of the harvest, refuses to allow any growth of crops until her daughter is returned to her from the Underworld, resulting in many mortal deaths. Made more interesting in that Persephone's kidnapper/husband is also her uncle, Demeter's younger brother Hades.

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* Persephone's mother Demeter, goddess of the harvest, refuses to allow any growth of crops until her daughter is returned to her from the Underworld, resulting in many mortal deaths. Made more interesting in that Persephone's kidnapper/husband is also her uncle, Demeter's younger brother Hades.Hades, and that in several versions Perephone was ''not'' kidnapped, but actually ''eloped'' with him to put herself beyond [[MyBelovedSmother her mom's reach]].
14th Aug '17 7:53:20 AM Jeduthun
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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. 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 [[CubCuesProtectiveParent between a mother bear and her cub, cub]], and [[BearsAreBadNews she'll tear straight through you]]. Threaten her [[{{Protectorate}} children]], and you are in for a world of hurt. Righteous awesomeness will ensue, and the heroine reclaims her child with a tearful embrace.



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 also 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 also common.
common. Also compare CubCuesProtectiveParent for examples from the animal kingdom.
28th May '17 2:11:43 PM nombretomado
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* A [[BearsAreBadNews literal]] MamaBear appears in Music/{{mothy}}'s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgL5xXH5zEM "Moonlit Bear"]], in which the protagonist, [[UnreliableNarrator Eve]] (portrayed by [[{{Vocaloid}} Miku]]), steals two "apples" from a bear, which then proceeds to chase her through the forest. Turns out that [[spoiler:the MamaBear is a human mother after all, and the two "apples" are actually her twin children, whom she is desperate to retrieve. Out of fear as well as her desire to have children of her own since hers are deceased, Eve ends up murdering the "bear"]].

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* A [[BearsAreBadNews literal]] MamaBear appears in Music/{{mothy}}'s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgL5xXH5zEM "Moonlit Bear"]], in which the protagonist, [[UnreliableNarrator Eve]] (portrayed by [[{{Vocaloid}} [[Music/{{Vocaloid}} Miku]]), steals two "apples" from a bear, which then proceeds to chase her through the forest. Turns out that [[spoiler:the MamaBear is a human mother after all, and the two "apples" are actually her twin children, whom she is desperate to retrieve. Out of fear as well as her desire to have children of her own since hers are deceased, Eve ends up murdering the "bear"]].
28th May '17 7:23:39 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* The Small Woman in Grey is an old story about a woman trying to protect her newborn child at all costs. It usually starts at a convenience store in Midwest United States. Two guys run a small store. One night, a woman comes in, dressed all in grey, takes a glass container of milk from the dairy case, and leaves without paying for it. The two guys are frozen for a moment at the audacity of such a shoplifter, and when they run out the door after her, she's gone. Two days later, it happens again, the woman comes in, takes a bottle of milk, and leaves without paying. The third time this happens, they're ready, chasing after her, down the street, until the eventually lose her. But then they find a small cemetery they had never noticed before, and hear a baby crying. Following the cries, they come upon a fresh grave, where the headstone indicates that it holds a woman and her baby, who died together, possibly via miscarriage. And the crying is coming from it. Not knowing what else to do, they find shovels, and did up the coffin. Inside, they find the woman's dead body, holding a very living infant. Whoever had interred the two had incorrectly declared the baby dead, [[BuriedAlive burying it alive,]] and its mother had defied death to feed it until this was discovered.

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* The Small Woman in Grey is an old story about a woman trying to protect her newborn child at all costs. It usually starts at a convenience store in Midwest United States. Two guys run a small store. One night, a woman comes in, dressed all in grey, takes a glass container of milk from the dairy case, and leaves without paying for it. The two guys are frozen for a moment at the audacity of such a shoplifter, and when they run out the door after her, she's gone. Two days later, it happens again, the woman comes in, takes a bottle of milk, and leaves without paying. The third time this happens, they're ready, chasing after her, down the street, until the eventually lose her. But then they find a small cemetery they had never noticed before, and hear a baby crying. Following the cries, they come upon a fresh grave, where the headstone indicates that it holds a woman and her baby, who died together, possibly via miscarriage. And the crying is coming from it. Not knowing what else to do, they find shovels, and did up the coffin. Inside, they find the woman's dead body, holding a very living infant.infant, along with three empty milk bottles. Whoever had interred the two had incorrectly declared the baby dead, [[BuriedAlive burying it alive,]] and its mother had defied death to feed it until this was discovered.
5th May '17 1:18:40 PM Gravidef
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** In another example, two of Larson's typical "dumb kid" types are playing catch [[TooDumbToLive with a live grizzly bear cub]]...unaware that the mother is coming up ''right behind them''. The caption sums it up: "And no one ever heard from the Anderson brothers again."
2nd May '17 4:37:17 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* The Small Woman in Grey is an old story about a woman trying to protect her newborn child at all costs. It usually starts at a convenience store in Midwest United States. Two guys run a small store. One night, a woman comes in, dressed all in grey, takes a glass container of milk from the dairy case, and leaves without paying for it. The two guys are frozen for a moment at the audacity of such a shoplifter, and when they run out the door after her, she's gone. Two days later, it happens again, the woman comes in, takes a bottle of milk, and leaves without paying. The third time this happens, they're ready, chasing after her, down the street, until the eventually lose her. But then they find a small cemetery they had never noticed before, and hear a baby crying. Following the cries, they come upon a fresh grave, where the headstone indicates that it holds a woman and her baby, who died together, possibly via miscarriage. And the crying is coming from it. Not knowing what else to do, they find shovels, and did up the coffin. Inside, they find the woman's dead body, holding a very living infant. Whoever had interred the two had incorrectly declared the baby dead, [[BuriedAlive burying it alive,]] and its mother had defied death to feed it until this was discovered.
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25th Mar '17 2:15:35 PM NNinja
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* Morgan Fey from ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' will do anything to take care of her daughter Pearl. [[spoiler: More specifically, to make sure Pearl becomes the Kurain master rather than being shunted to the side while Maya takes the position. Not only did she aid a murder and frame Maya for it, she then tried to make Pearl channel the spirit of Dahlia (Pearl had no idea that Dahlia was her dead older half-sister) so Dahlia could murder Maya.]] We didn't say she was ''nice''.
** In answer, and in a much more heroic example, [[spoiler:Morgan's younger sister Misty Fey totes around a sword-cane and swears to do anything necessary to keep her remaining daughter Maya safe (the eldest one, Mia, had been already killed), up to and including Morgan's death, or her own. The latter comes to pass when she deliberately channels Dahlia's murderous spirit so little Pearl won't be able to, and "Dahlia" gets killed while trying and failing to bring her plan about.]]
** Morgan might be a subversion. For perspective, Pearl is like eight, and heavily sheltered (she's never left the village, for any reason, ever). Also, Morgan [[spoiler:wants Pearl to become the master ''now''. So it's pretty clear that Morgan only wants this not because she feels Pearl is particularly deserving, but because Pearl isn't even old enough to be up after dark, meaning she'll be the puppet through which Morgan (who is somewhat bitter over her position as part of the branch family) forces her own agenda upon the family. Not so MamaBear. Maya, by contrast, is a much more nurturing caretaker while Morgan is imprisoned, encouraging Pearl to have fun and in general be a little girl while she has the opportunity; Pearl, for her part, reveres Maya completely and would probably flip her lid if she knew what her mother was really up to]].

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* Morgan Fey [[spoiler:Misty Fey]] from ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' will do anything to take care of her daughter Pearl. [[spoiler: More specifically, to make sure Pearl becomes the Kurain master rather than being shunted to the side while Maya takes the position. Not only did she aid a murder and frame Maya for it, she then tried to make Pearl channel the spirit of Dahlia (Pearl had no idea that Dahlia was her dead older half-sister) so Dahlia could murder Maya.]] We didn't say she was ''nice''.
** In answer, and in a much more heroic example, [[spoiler:Morgan's younger sister Misty Fey
totes around a sword-cane and swears to do anything necessary to keep her remaining daughter Maya safe (the eldest one, Mia, had been already killed), up to and including Morgan's death, or her own. The latter comes to pass when she deliberately channels Dahlia's murderous spirit so little Pearl won't be able to, and "Dahlia" gets killed while trying and failing to bring her plan about.]]
** Morgan might be a subversion. For perspective, Pearl is like eight, and heavily sheltered (she's never left the village, for any reason, ever). Also, Morgan [[spoiler:wants Pearl to become the master ''now''. So it's pretty clear that Morgan only wants this not because she feels Pearl is particularly deserving, but because Pearl isn't even old enough to be up after dark, meaning she'll be the puppet through which Morgan (who is somewhat bitter over her position as part of the branch family) forces her own agenda upon the family. Not so MamaBear. Maya, by contrast, is a much more nurturing caretaker while Morgan is imprisoned, encouraging Pearl to have fun and in general be a little girl while she has the opportunity; Pearl, for her part, reveres Maya completely and would probably flip her lid if she knew what her mother was really up to]].
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10th Mar '17 9:57:29 PM jormis29
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* Chaosium's generic RPG supplement ''All the Worlds' Monsters''

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* Chaosium's Creator/{{Chaosium}}'s generic RPG supplement ''All the Worlds' Monsters''
6th Mar '17 6:01:05 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* [[spoiler:Hanako Ikezawa's [[MissingMom deceased mother]]]] in ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo''. [[spoiler:As she and a little Hanako were trapped in the fatal fire that decimated their house, Mrs. Ikezawa chose to cover her daughter with her own body and ''burn herself to death'' rather than letting her die. While Hanako sustained massive [[TwoFaced physical]] and [[BrokenBird mental]] scars, she still got a second chance at life thanks to her mother's HeroicSacrifice.]]

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* [[spoiler:Hanako Ikezawa's [[MissingMom deceased mother]]]] in ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo''. [[spoiler:As she and a little Hanako were trapped in the fatal fire that decimated their house, house and had already claimed the familyt patriarch's life, Mrs. Ikezawa chose to cover her little daughter with her own body and ''burn herself to death'' rather than letting her die. While Hanako sustained massive [[TwoFaced physical]] and [[BrokenBird mental]] scars, she still got a second chance at life thanks to her mother's HeroicSacrifice.]]
10th Feb '17 9:39:54 AM akanesarumara
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** Invoked quite literally in one story by Zeus. One of his numerous paramours was turned into a bear by Hera (or Artemis, depending who you ask), with one of the added benefits if it was Hera being that either the woman or her son would kill the other. So how does Zeus save both of them? By ''turning the son into a bearcub.''
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