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25th Dec '16 10:40:59 AM WillBGood
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* ''WesternAnimnation/DuckTales'' has plenty of examples. All of the Beagle Boys are under the thumb of their fierce mother, Ma Beagle. Fenton Crackshell is also very devoted to ''his mother'', with whom he lives in a trailer park.

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* ''WesternAnimnation/DuckTales'' has plenty of examples. All of the Beagle Boys are under the thumb of their fierce mother, Ma Beagle. Fenton Crackshell is also very devoted to ''his mother'', ''his'' mother, with whom he lives in a trailer park.
25th Dec '16 10:38:57 AM WillBGood
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* Music/TheRamones' song "Mama's Boy" may be a subversion; the lyrics rant more about stupidity and alienation.
-->Couldn't keep a secret\\
Got a concrete skull\\
You couldn't shut up\\
You're an imbecile\\
You're an ugly dog\\
There's nothing to gain\\
You couldn't shut up\\
You had a bad, bad brain
25th Dec '16 10:13:33 AM WillBGood
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* [[AllLovingHero Scott McCall]] from ''Series/TeenWolf'' is the poster boy for a healthy version. Much like Percy Jackson above, Scott '''''adores''''' his mother [[AlliterativeName Melissa McCall]] and would do anything for her; their relationship is portrayed in a very positive light and doesn't detract from his badassness at all, as she raised him single-handedly after kicking out his [[AbusiveDad complete dick of a dad]]. Doesn't hurt that [[MamaBear Mama]] [[ActionMom McCall]] is a kind, selfless, brave, badass and just an all-round awesome person. Also heartwarming: Mama [=McCall=] is a nurse, and Scott works as a Veterinary Assistant, studying to become a Vet-showing he clearly wants to be like her, saving lives and helping people/animals. And this is usually how he looks at her: [[spoiler: (takes out two alphas that are fused into one giant alpha]], nbd)[[http://33.media.tumblr.com/3f8f3015fe3ccd7a5ed3beca2bcde8a4/tumblr_inline_mrbv35N1lL1qzj63g.png]] [[http://45.media.tumblr.com/8de8721e098bdb05d230388e7563dc7f/tumblr_mqaq42qenu1rtwid9o1_500.gif]] (just saved life of a friend, nbd) (#lord protect me from the way this boy looks at his mama)

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* [[AllLovingHero Scott McCall]] from ''Series/TeenWolf'' is the poster boy for a healthy version. Much like Percy Jackson above, Scott '''''adores''''' his mother [[AlliterativeName Melissa McCall]] and would do anything for her; their relationship is portrayed in a very positive light and doesn't detract from his badassness at all, as she raised him single-handedly after kicking out his [[AbusiveDad complete dick of a dad]]. Doesn't hurt that [[MamaBear Mama]] [[ActionMom McCall]] is a kind, selfless, brave, badass and just an all-round awesome person. Also heartwarming: Mama [=McCall=] is a nurse, and Scott works as a Veterinary Assistant, studying to become a Vet-showing he clearly wants to be like her, saving lives and helping people/animals. And this is usually how he looks at her: [[spoiler: (takes out two alphas that are fused into one giant alpha]], nbd)[[http://33.media.tumblr.com/3f8f3015fe3ccd7a5ed3beca2bcde8a4/tumblr_inline_mrbv35N1lL1qzj63g.png]] [[http://45.media.tumblr.com/8de8721e098bdb05d230388e7563dc7f/tumblr_mqaq42qenu1rtwid9o1_500.gif]] (just saved life of a friend, nbd) (#lord protect me from the way this boy gif this]] is usually how he looks at his mama)her.
25th Dec '16 10:06:48 AM WillBGood
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* In ''Literature/ReturntoNeverend'', David Inari's reaction to his mother's death caused him to withdraw from society at large and stop visiting the land he and she had created. [[spoiler:His fixation is responsible for creating the White Queen.]]

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* In ''Literature/ReturntoNeverend'', ''Literature/ReturnToNeverend'', David Inari's reaction to his mother's death caused him to withdraw from society at large and stop visiting the land he and she had created. [[spoiler:His fixation is responsible for creating the White Queen.]]
19th Dec '16 2:42:24 PM Discar
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* The ''{{Viz}}'' character Sid the Sexist - also a grown-up virgin and [[AManIsNotAVirgin ashamed of it]], hence constant [[SexAsRiteOfPassage crass attempts to get laid]]

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* The ''{{Viz}}'' character Sid the Sexist - also a grown-up virgin and [[AManIsNotAVirgin [[VirginShaming ashamed of it]], hence constant [[SexAsRiteOfPassage crass attempts to get laid]]
16th Dec '16 6:47:13 AM EarsplittingLepidopteran
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8th Dec '16 11:34:28 AM Werewolfgirl
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* [[AllLovingHero Scott McCall]] from ''Series/TeenWolf'' is the poster boy for a healthy version. Much like Percy Jackson above, Scott '''''adores''''' his mother [[AlliterativeName Melissa McCall]] and would do anything for her; their relationship is portrayed in a very positive light and doesn't detract from his badassness at all, as she raised him single-handedly after kicking out his [[AbusiveDad complete dick of a dad]]. Doesn't hurt that [[MamaBear Mama]] [[ActionMom McCall]] is a kind, selfless, brave, badass and just an all-round awesome person. Also heartwarming: Mama [=McCall=] is a nurse, and Scott works as a Veterinary Assistant, studying to become a Vet-showing he clearly wants to be like her, saving lives and helping people/animals. And this is usually how he looks at her: [[spoiler: (takes out two alphas that are fused into one giant alpha]], nbd)[[http://33.media.tumblr.com/3f8f3015fe3ccd7a5ed3beca2bcde8a4/tumblr_inline_mrbv35N1lL1qzj63g.png]] [[http://45.media.tumblr.com/8de8721e098bdb05d230388e7563dc7f/tumblr_mqaq42qenu1rtwid9o1_500.gif]] (just saved life of a friend, nbd) (#lord protect me from the way this boy looks at his mama)
* Stefan Salvatore from ''Series/TheVampireDiaries''. According to Damon, Stefan was very close to his mother Lillian and he even called Stefan a "mama's boy" himself.
* Hoyt from ''Series/TrueBlood''



* Hoyt from ''Series/TrueBlood''
* Stefan Salvatore from ''Series/TheVampireDiaries''. According to Damon, Stefan was very close to his mother Lillian and he even called Stefan a "mama's boy" himself.
* Scott Mcall from ''Series/TeenWolf''. Much like Percy Jackson above, Scott ''adores'' his mother and would do anything for her; their relationship is portrayed in a very positive light and doesn't detract from his badassness at all, as she raised him single-handedly after kicking out his [[AbusiveDad complete dick of a dad]]. Doesn't hurt that Mama [[MamaBear McCall]] is a kind, selfless, brave, badass and just an all-round awesome person. Also heartwarming: Mama [[ActionMom McCall]] is a nurse, and Scott works as a Veterinary Assistant, studying to become a Vet-showing he clearly wants to be like her, saving lives and helping people/animals. And thanks this is usually how he looks at her: [[spoiler: (takes out two alphas that are fused into one giant alpha]], nbd)[[http://33.media.tumblr.com/3f8f3015fe3ccd7a5ed3beca2bcde8a4/tumblr_inline_mrbv35N1lL1qzj63g.png]] [[http://45.media.tumblr.com/8de8721e098bdb05d230388e7563dc7f/tumblr_mqaq42qenu1rtwid9o1_500.gif]] (just saved life of a friend, nbd) (#lord protect me from the way this boy looks at his mama)
5th Dec '16 2:45:39 AM Warmachine3974
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* Franchise/{{Superman}} is very much a momma's boy and will proudly proclaim to anyone who asks (and those who don't) that his mother made his costume for him. (Though in the New52 era it looks like some kind of Kryptonian armor.) [[UpbringingMakesTheHero credits them for shaping him into the hero he is]]. And Jonathan Kent is never excluded (if he's alive, that is).
** Also a thoroughly justified and positive version, since the Kents are the very definition of GoodParents, and Superman. Though hurt Mamma Kent though and Superman will '''not'''take it lying down.

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* Franchise/{{Superman}} is very much a momma's boy and will proudly proclaim to anyone who asks (and those who don't) that his mother made his costume for him. (Though in the New52 era it looks like some kind of Kryptonian armor.) [[UpbringingMakesTheHero credits them for shaping him into the hero he is]]. And Jonathan Kent is never excluded (if he's alive, that is).
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** Also a thoroughly justified and positive version, since the Kents are the very definition of GoodParents, and Superman. Superman [[UpbringingMakesTheHero credits them for shaping him into the hero he is]]. Martha never really enters MyBelovedSmother territory and Jonathan Kent is never excluded (if he's alive, that is).. Though hurt Mamma Mama Kent though and Superman will '''not'''take '''not''' take it lying down.
4th Dec '16 1:07:01 PM Morgenthaler
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* Norman Bates from ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' must be the creepiest and most dominated example of this in film history. Even though [[spoiler: he killed his mother, she still dominates him from beyond the grave.]]
* Alex Sebastian from ''Film/{{Notorious}}''. He's not as obvious an example as Norman Bates, but his mother still has her hooks in good and deep. [[spoiler: Alex manages to stand up to her by marrying Alicia. Unfortunately, Alicia turns out to be an American spy, and so Alex's mother is able to step in and exert control again]]
** Bruno Anthony, from ''Film/StrangersOnATrain'', is another dark [[Creator/AlfredHitchcock Hitchcock]] example.
* Lionel from ''Film/{{Braindead}}'' (also called ''Dead Alive'') is a perfect example. He's so emotionally dependent on his mother that after she gets zombified he hides her in the basement, unable to bring himself to destroy her. [[spoiler:That is, until he learns she killed his father for having an affair. That knowledge lets him break free just in time for the final battle.]]

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[[folder:Film]]
* Norman Bates from ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' must be the creepiest and most dominated example of this in film history. Even though [[spoiler: he killed his mother, she still dominates him from beyond the grave.]]
* Alex Sebastian from ''Film/{{Notorious}}''. He's not as obvious an example as Norman Bates, but his mother still has her hooks in good and deep. [[spoiler: Alex manages to stand up to her by marrying Alicia. Unfortunately, Alicia turns out to be an American spy, and so Alex's mother is able to step in and exert control again]]
** Bruno Anthony, from ''Film/StrangersOnATrain'', is another dark [[Creator/AlfredHitchcock Hitchcock]] example.
* Lionel from ''Film/{{Braindead}}'' (also called ''Dead Alive'') is a perfect example. He's so emotionally dependent on his mother that after she gets zombified he hides her in the basement, unable to bring himself to destroy her. [[spoiler:That is, until he learns she killed his father for having an affair. That knowledge lets him break free just in time for the final battle.]]
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%%* Mikey in...''Momma's Man.''
* Raymond Shaw, the protagonist of ''Film/TheManchurianCandidate'', is controlled utterly by his mother, to perhaps the most frightening possible degree.
%%* Owen in ''Film/ThrowMommaFromTheTrain''.
* German comedy ''Ödipussi''. He gets better, which is symbolized when he pulls down his mother's hat over her face.
* Ernest Borgnine's title character in ''Marty''. His cousin Tommy is one too.
* The title character in ''Film/{{Cyrus}}'' is one... except that he's the one that's manipulative and controlling.



* Bobby Boucher in ''Film/TheWaterboy''. Even though she's [[MyBelovedSmother extremely controlling and overprotective]], he still cares deeply about her, even holding off going to his team's big game ([[HesBack at first]]) towards the end.



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* Norman Bates from ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' must be the creepiest and most dominated example of this in film history. Even though [[spoiler: he killed his mother, she still dominates him from beyond the grave.]]
* Alex Sebastian from ''Film/{{Notorious}}''. He's not as obvious an example as Norman Bates, but his mother still has her hooks in good and deep. [[spoiler: Alex manages to stand up to her by marrying Alicia. Unfortunately, Alicia turns out to be an American spy, and so Alex's mother is able to step in and exert control again]]
** Bruno Anthony, from ''Film/StrangersOnATrain'', is another dark [[Creator/AlfredHitchcock Hitchcock]] example.
* Lionel from ''Film/{{Braindead}}'' (also called ''Dead Alive'') is a perfect example. He's so emotionally dependent on his mother that after she gets zombified he hides her in the basement, unable to bring himself to destroy her. [[spoiler:That is, until he learns she killed his father for having an affair. That knowledge lets him break free just in time for the final battle.]]
%%* Mikey in...''Momma's Man.''
* Raymond Shaw, the protagonist of ''Film/TheManchurianCandidate'', is controlled utterly by his mother, to perhaps the most frightening possible degree.
%%* Owen in ''Film/ThrowMommaFromTheTrain''.
* German comedy ''Ödipussi''. He gets better, which is symbolized when he pulls down his mother's hat over her face.
* Ernest Borgnine's title character in ''Marty''. His cousin Tommy is one too.
* The title character in ''Film/{{Cyrus}}'' is one... except that he's the one that's manipulative and controlling.
* Bobby Boucher in ''Film/TheWaterboy''. Even though she's [[MyBelovedSmother extremely controlling and overprotective]], he still cares deeply about her, even holding off going to his team's big game ([[HesBack at first]]) towards the end.
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4th Dec '16 1:05:22 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial Girl's Side'''s flamboyant artist, Mihara Shiki, loves his mommy and doesn't mind saying so. In this case it's not exactly presented as a negative so much as simply an indication of his quirkiness - for example, in one of his events he drapes himself against a bust he made of his mother, lamenting that she's not there right now, giving the heroine the impression that his mother is dead... but no, she's at home making dinner.


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* ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial Girl's Side'''s flamboyant artist, Mihara Shiki, loves his mommy and doesn't mind saying so. In this case it's not exactly presented as a negative so much as simply an indication of his quirkiness - for example, in one of his events he drapes himself against a bust he made of his mother, lamenting that she's not there right now, giving the heroine the impression that his mother is dead... but no, she's at home making dinner.
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