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21st Aug '16 11:00:10 AM nombretomado
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** The matriarch, Quain'tana, is a warlord [[http://www.drowtales.com/archiveContest2009.php?id=36 who grew up on the streets]] and may not have ever known what proper parenting looks like, and as a result treats her children like tools at best and trash at worst. ** Her daughter Mel'arnach, who probably has the strongest maternal instinct of Quain's potential heirs, is in prison and has a horrible relationship with her mother to the point of actual death threats.

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** The matriarch, Quain'tana, is a warlord [[http://www.drowtales.com/archiveContest2009.php?id=36 who grew up on the streets]] and may not have ever known what proper parenting looks like, and as a result treats her children like tools at best and trash at worst. worst.
** Her daughter Mel'arnach, who probably has the strongest maternal instinct of Quain's potential heirs, is in prison and has a horrible relationship with her mother to the point of actual death threats.
21st Aug '16 10:59:50 AM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Drowtales}}'', this seems to run in the Sarghress family. The matriarch, Quain'tana, is a warlord [[http://www.drowtales.com/archiveContest2009.php?id=36 who grew up on the streets]] and may not have ever known what proper parenting looks like, and as a result treats her children like tools at best and trash at worst. Her daughter Mel'arnach, who probably has the strongest maternal instinct of Quain's potential heirs, is in prison and has a horrible relationship with her mother to the point of actual death threats. And [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?id=63 Syphile, who is completely unqualified, is forced to care for Ariel since the latter was an infant]]. Unfortunately is this PlayedForDrama rather than PlayedForLaughs and has very real effects the lives of the characters involved.
** Syphile ends up calling her out on this, telling Quain'tania just how poisonous of a mother she is, right before Quain' ''[[spoiler: kills her]]''

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* In ''{{Drowtales}}'', this ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'': This seems to run in the Sarghress family. family and is PlayedForDrama, having very real effects on the lives of the characters involved.
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The matriarch, Quain'tana, is a warlord [[http://www.drowtales.com/archiveContest2009.php?id=36 who grew up on the streets]] and may not have ever known what proper parenting looks like, and as a result treats her children like tools at best and trash at worst. ** Her daughter Mel'arnach, who probably has the strongest maternal instinct of Quain's potential heirs, is in prison and has a horrible relationship with her mother to the point of actual death threats. And threats.
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[[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?id=63 Syphile, who is completely unqualified, is forced to care for Ariel since the latter was an infant]]. Unfortunately is this PlayedForDrama rather than PlayedForLaughs and has very real effects the lives of the characters involved.
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Syphile ends up calling her out on this, telling Quain'tania just how poisonous of a mother she is, right before Quain' ''[[spoiler: kills her]]''
17th Aug '16 5:26:59 PM DomineeringScorpion
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* The titular character in ''Film/{{Enid}}'', a biography on the life of Enid Blyton. When her baby starts crying she just stares at it, completely ignorant of what to do. In the end, she picks up the dog.

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* The titular eponymous character in ''Film/{{Enid}}'', a biography on the life of Enid Blyton. When her baby starts crying she just stares at it, completely ignorant of what to do. In the end, she picks up the dog.
15th Aug '16 1:59:02 AM K_Vantas
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* ''ComicBook/ThePunisher'': Inverted by ''[[PsychoForHire Barracuda]]'' of all people: having kidnapped Frank Castle's illegitimate daughter as bait, he proceeds to actually take good care of her, due to being the eldest sibling in his family he knows how to take care of toddlers.
31st Jul '16 6:22:40 PM CCIB
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': Justified with the Crystal Gems, since they're asexually produced aliens who are created fully formed. At one point Rose Quartz believed that babies were a different species.
22nd Apr '16 12:53:35 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Mentioned in the ''{{Anime/Robotech}}'' ExpandedUniverse novelizations. One of the chapter quotes mentions that Max Sterling had taken over the familial and maternal roles, since his wife was from a race of ArtificialHumans with no concept of childbirth or childcare. When a visitor asked if she could hold the baby, Miriya threw him at her. The latter actually happens in ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortress''[=/=]''Anime/{{Robotech}}'', where Miriya cheerfully lobs her newborn daughter to Misa[=/=]Lisa - while Max looks on, smiling.

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* Mentioned in the ''{{Anime/Robotech}}'' ExpandedUniverse novelizations. One of the chapter quotes mentions that Max Sterling had taken over the familial and maternal roles, since his wife was from a race of ArtificialHumans with no concept of childbirth or childcare. When a visitor asked if she could hold the baby, Miriya threw him at her. The latter actually happens in ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortress''[=/=]''Anime/{{Robotech}}'', ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross''[=/=]''Anime/{{Robotech}}'', where Miriya cheerfully lobs her newborn daughter to Misa[=/=]Lisa - while Max looks on, smiling.
22nd Apr '16 12:53:09 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Mentioned in the {{Anime/Robotech}} ExpandedUniverse novelizations. One of the chapter quotes mentions that Max Sterling had taken over the familial and maternal roles, since his wife was from a race of ArtificialHumans with no concept of childbirth or childcare. When a visitor asked if she could hold the baby, Miriya threw him at her. The latter actually happens in ''Anime/{{Macross}}''[=/=]''Anime/{{Robotech}}'', where Miriya cheerfully lobs her newborn daughter to Misa[=/=]Lisa - while Max looks on, smiling.

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* Mentioned in the {{Anime/Robotech}} ''{{Anime/Robotech}}'' ExpandedUniverse novelizations. One of the chapter quotes mentions that Max Sterling had taken over the familial and maternal roles, since his wife was from a race of ArtificialHumans with no concept of childbirth or childcare. When a visitor asked if she could hold the baby, Miriya threw him at her. The latter actually happens in ''Anime/{{Macross}}''[=/=]''Anime/{{Robotech}}'', ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortress''[=/=]''Anime/{{Robotech}}'', where Miriya cheerfully lobs her newborn daughter to Misa[=/=]Lisa - while Max looks on, smiling.
5th Apr '16 1:57:11 PM Willbyr
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-->-'''Prissy''', ''GoneWithTheWind''

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-->-'''Prissy''', -->-- '''Prissy''', ''GoneWithTheWind''



* In the ''TenchiMuyo'' episode "Hello, Baby", none of the girls in the Masaki household has a clue how to look after a baby - until Washu decides to take charge. [[spoiler:Namely because she's done this before.]]
* ''[[Anime/OjamajoDoremi Ojamajo Doremi Sharp]]'' - how the hell would a kid know how to take care of a newborn (thankfully, the parents did help out a bit with this starting out)? Momoko went through some of the same trouble in ''Motto'', and moreso because the other girls were now pretty experienced at this.

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* In the ''TenchiMuyo'' ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' episode "Hello, Baby", none of the girls in the Masaki household has a clue how to look after a baby - until Washu decides to take charge. [[spoiler:Namely because she's done this before.]]
* ''[[Anime/OjamajoDoremi Ojamajo Doremi Sharp]]'' ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi Sharp'' - how the hell would a kid know how to take care of a newborn (thankfully, the parents did help out a bit with this starting out)? Momoko went through some of the same trouble in ''Motto'', and moreso because the other girls were now pretty experienced at this.



* [[TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask Given her background]] and [[TheOphelia her current state,]] post-Eclipse Casca from ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' actually averts this trope, as she is seen to take care of the mysterious moonchild [[spoiler: implied to be her own child]] very well. Her lover, Guts, [[RaisedByDudes on the other hand...]]

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* [[TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask Given her background]] and [[TheOphelia her current state,]] state]], post-Eclipse Casca from ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' actually averts this trope, as she is seen to take care of the mysterious moonchild [[spoiler: implied [[spoiler:implied to be her own child]] very well. Her lover, Guts, [[RaisedByDudes on the other hand...]]



* Rosa, from ''UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' will always be [[MemeticMutation BEST MOM EVER]], including [[spoiler:making her own kid willing to kill her horribly]] in one arc, though that's implied to be AllJustADream.

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* Rosa, from ''UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' will always be [[MemeticMutation BEST MOM EVER]], including [[spoiler:making her own kid willing to kill her horribly]] in one arc, though that's implied to be AllJustADream.
1st Apr '16 3:27:10 PM ironballs16
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** Luann knew absolutely nothing about baby care in the episode where she gave birth, due to all her information being from Peggy and thus severely outdated and dangerous as a result. When Luanne and Lucky practice parenting on Bobby they make him so confused and exasperated (they literally give him mixed messages, one after another) he proclaims them to be completely useless at at it.

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** Luann knew absolutely nothing about baby care in the episode where she gave birth, due to [[KnowNothingKnowItAll all her information being from Peggy Peggy]] and thus severely outdated and dangerous as a result. When Luanne and Lucky practice parenting on Bobby they make him so confused and exasperated (they literally give him mixed messages, one after another) he proclaims them to be completely useless at at it.
9th Mar '16 1:21:08 PM Hossmeister
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* ''MurphyBrown'', full stop. She eventually settles into the role, but not without embellishing it with her own unique twists first.

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* ''MurphyBrown'', ''Series/MurphyBrown'', full stop. She eventually settles into the role, but not without embellishing it with her own unique twists first.
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