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15th Feb '17 8:14:52 AM starofjusticev21
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* ''The Movie Monster Game'' for the Commodore 64 has this as one of the objectives. As soon as the parent finds the baby, the InstantWinCondition has the closing scene where everyone realizes the monster just wanted to recover the baby. Available to all characters, even the marauding military robot and pollution-spawned blob creature.

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* ''The Movie Monster Game'' ''Videogame/TheMovieMonsterGame'' for the Commodore 64 has this as one of the objectives. As soon as the parent finds the baby, the InstantWinCondition has the closing scene where everyone realizes the monster just wanted to recover the baby. Available to all characters, even the marauding military robot and pollution-spawned blob creature.
27th Jan '17 12:32:41 AM PsiPaula4
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* In ''Animation/LeafieAHenIntoTheWild'', a hen who raises an orphaned duckling learns this about the weasel who had killed the duckling's parents and nearly her on one occasion, having accidentally discovered the baby weasels and realizing they are hers when the weasel screams at her to leave them alone. This leads to both mothers reaching an understanding with one another, both protecting their child/children. [[spoiler: In the Korean ending, which was deemed too sad for most translations, after the duck leaves with his new flock the hen consents to letting the weasel kill and eat her, as the weasel is starving and cannot nurse her babies without food. The weasel is clearly shocked by this gesture, and is in tears when she kills the hen, having no other choice.]]
* There's a quick bit in ''WesternAnimation/{{Pocahontas}}'' where John Smith is about to shoot a huge, menacing bear. Pocahontas stops him, and the pair follow the bear at a discreet distance to a cave, where they see it is a mother with two cubs.
* ''WesternAnimation/BrotherBear'' has the protagonist find out late in the film [[spoiler:that the bear he killed was the mother of the bear cub who's been following him around]].
* ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' has dragons continually raiding the Viking village of Berk, but Hiccup and Astrid discover [[spoiler:that the dragons are trying to feed a huge Queen Dragon who otherwise would have eaten them.]] Thus in the climax, it is only when [[spoiler:dragons and humans work together]] that they are able to end that threat and a new alliance of the species is born.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime: The Great Valley Adventure'', the heroes (a bunch of young, talking herbivorous dinosaurs) accidentally lose one of Duckie's parents' eggs in a nest in the Mysterious Beyond. They pick one of the eggs, take it back to the Great Valley, and take care of it themselves, but what finally hatches out is a baby Sharptooh (specifically a ''Tyrannosaurus rex''). Sharpteeth have been [[BigBad antagonists]] since the first movie but they decide to keep him, call him "Chomper", and go on their merry way (they become friends and Chomper inadvertently saves their lives). But they end up getting pursued by not only one full-grown Sharptooth this time, but two - the [[MamaBear T-Rex mommy]] and the [[PapaWolf T-Rex daddy]]. But upon the returning of their baby, they end up not hurting the protagonists and actually save them from "eggnappers", smaller, vicious egg-stealing dinosaurs who had caused the entire mess in the first place when they took Duckie's parents' egg. [[TheBusCameBack Both Chomper and his parents return in the fifth movie.]] While the gang hides from them, another unrelated Sharptooth stumbles across the island and hunts them down. Chomper attempts to aid them and the new Sharptooth turns its attention towards him, just in time for his parents to show up and beat the snot out of it. To round it all off, Littlefoot saves Chomper's life in the process, so his parents do not harm any of them.
* Used to provide the [[EmotionalTorque sucker]] [[KickTheDog punch]] in the free (as in money and as in beer) movie ''WesternAnimation/{{Sintel}}'' by the Blender Foundation.
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* Used to provide the [[EmotionalTorque sucker]] [[KickTheDog punch]] in the free (as in money and as in beer) movie ''WesternAnimation/{{Sintel}}'' by the Blender Foundation.



* In ''Animation/LeafieAHenIntoTheWild'', a hen who raises an orphaned duckling learns this about the weasel who had killed the duckling's parents and nearly her on one occasion, having accidentally discovered the baby weasels and realizing they are hers when the weasel screams at her to leave them alone. This leads to both mothers reaching an understanding with one another, both protecting their child/children. [[spoiler: In the Korean ending, which was deemed too sad for most translations, after the duck leaves with his new flock the hen consents to letting the weasel kill and eat her, as the weasel is starving and cannot nurse her babies without food. The weasel is clearly shocked by this gesture, and is in tears when she kills the hen, having no other choice.]]
* There's a quick bit in ''WesternAnimation/{{Pocahontas}}'' where John Smith is about to shoot a huge, menacing bear. Pocahontas stops him, and the pair follow the bear at a discreet distance to a cave, where they see it is a mother with two cubs.
* ''WesternAnimation/BrotherBear'' has the protagonist find out late in the film [[spoiler:that the bear he killed was the mother of the bear cub who's been following him around]].
* ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' has dragons continually raiding the Viking village of Berk, but Hiccup and Astrid discover [[spoiler:that the dragons are trying to feed a huge Queen Dragon who otherwise would have eaten them.]] Thus in the climax, it is only when [[spoiler:dragons and humans work together]] that they are able to end that threat and a new alliance of the species is born.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime: The Great Valley Adventure'', the heroes (a bunch of young, talking herbivorous dinosaurs) accidentally lose one of Duckie's parents' eggs in a nest in the Mysterious Beyond. They pick one of the eggs, take it back to the Great Valley, and take care of it themselves, but what finally hatches out is a baby Sharptooh (specifically a ''Tyrannosaurus rex''). Sharpteeth have been [[BigBad antagonists]] since the first movie but they decide to keep him, call him "Chomper", and go on their merry way (they become friends and Chomper inadvertently saves their lives). But they end up getting pursued by not only one full-grown Sharptooth this time, but two - the [[MamaBear T-Rex mommy]] and the [[PapaWolf T-Rex daddy]]. But upon the returning of their baby, they end up not hurting the protagonists and actually save them from "eggnappers", smaller, vicious egg-stealing dinosaurs who had caused the entire mess in the first place when they took Duckie's parents' egg. [[TheBusCameBack Both Chomper and his parents return in the fifth movie.]] While the gang hides from them, another unrelated Sharptooth stumbles across the island and hunts them down. Chomper attempts to aid them and the new Sharptooth turns its attention towards him, just in time for his parents to show up and beat the snot out of it. To round it all off, Littlefoot saves Chomper's life in the process, so his parents do not harm any of them.
5th Dec '16 3:59:05 PM MagnusForce
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* Garganuta are overwhelmingly large monsters found in the Kara-Tur setting of ''TabletopGames/TheForgottenRealms''. They dwell on remote islands and rarely bother humans, but one way to ensure they ''do'' is threaten their offspring. Gargantua have been known to swim ''thousands'' of miles if they have to if their hatchlings are kidnapped, coming after the abductors in a fury resembling a force of nature. (Which they ''are''.)

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* Garganuta are [[{{kaiju}} overwhelmingly large monsters monsters]] found in the Kara-Tur setting of ''TabletopGames/TheForgottenRealms''.the ''TabletopGames/ForgottenRealms''. They dwell on remote islands and rarely bother humans, but one way to ensure they ''do'' is threaten their offspring. Gargantua have been known to swim ''thousands'' of miles if they have to if their hatchlings are kidnapped, coming after the abductors in a fury resembling a force of nature. (Which they ''are''.)
20th Oct '16 3:48:53 PM Metrophor
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* Comes up in a quest in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}''. If you go to the Museum off Witchcraft, you happen upon the dismembered remains of a Gunner private just outside with an ApocalypticLog, recalling how her squad was attacked by... ''something'' and they were forced to flee inside. [[spoiler:Inside the Museum is a gigantic Deathclaw who serves as a boss. After killing it, you find out that the giant monster followed the squad all the way from Lynn's Wood (several miles away) because the squad stole the Deathclaw mother's's eggs, and of the egg cluster, only one is left intact. You can hand it in to the Gunner's client for a hefty sum, or return it to the Deathclaw nest. If you choose the latter, a slightly smaller Deathclaw (presumably her mate) pops out just as you go to put it back, and he leaves you alone, knowing you're just trying to return her baby. [[PapaWolf If you try to take it back, however...]]]]

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* Comes up in a quest in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}''. If you go to the Museum off Witchcraft, you happen upon the dismembered remains of a Gunner private just outside with an ApocalypticLog, recalling how her squad was attacked by... ''something'' and they were forced to flee inside. [[spoiler:Inside the Museum is a gigantic Deathclaw who serves as a boss. After killing it, you find out that the giant monster followed the squad all the way from Lynn's Wood (several miles away) because the squad stole the Deathclaw mother's's mother's eggs, and of the egg cluster, only one is left intact. You can hand it in to the Gunner's client for a hefty sum, or return it to the Deathclaw nest. If you choose the latter, a slightly smaller Deathclaw (presumably her mate) pops out just as you go to put it back, and he leaves you alone, knowing you're just trying to return her baby. [[PapaWolf If you try to take it back, however...]]]]
20th Oct '16 3:48:14 PM Metrophor
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* Comes up in a quest in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}''. If you go to the Museum off Witchcraft, you happen upon the dismembered remains of a Gunner private just outside with an ApocalypticLog, recalling how her squad was attacked by... ''something'' and they were forced to flee inside. [[spoiler:Inside the Museum is a gigantic Deathclaw who serves as a boss. After killing it, you find out that the giant monster followed the squad all the way from Lynn's Wood (several miles away) because the squad stole the Deathclaw daddy's eggs, and of the egg cluster, only one is left intact. You can hand it in to the Gunner's client for a hefty sum, or return it to the Deathclaw nest. If you choose the latter, a slightly smaller Deathclaw (presumably mommy) pops out just as you go to put it back, and she leaves you alone, knowing you're just trying to return her baby. [[MamaBear If you try to take it back, however...]]]]

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* Comes up in a quest in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}''. If you go to the Museum off Witchcraft, you happen upon the dismembered remains of a Gunner private just outside with an ApocalypticLog, recalling how her squad was attacked by... ''something'' and they were forced to flee inside. [[spoiler:Inside the Museum is a gigantic Deathclaw who serves as a boss. After killing it, you find out that the giant monster followed the squad all the way from Lynn's Wood (several miles away) because the squad stole the Deathclaw daddy's mother's's eggs, and of the egg cluster, only one is left intact. You can hand it in to the Gunner's client for a hefty sum, or return it to the Deathclaw nest. If you choose the latter, a slightly smaller Deathclaw (presumably mommy) her mate) pops out just as you go to put it back, and she he leaves you alone, knowing you're just trying to return her baby. [[MamaBear [[PapaWolf If you try to take it back, however...]]]]
8th Oct '16 8:54:21 AM justanid
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Compare with ItCanThink, when a monster is more intelligent than they seem.
8th Jun '16 7:40:12 PM Willbyr
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* The first bear Gin and Daisuke kill in ''GingaNagareboshiGin'' turns out to have had cubs nearby. Despite the cubs also being [[BigBad Akakabuto's]] cubs, Gin tries (unsuccessfully) to protect them from John.

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* The first bear Gin and Daisuke kill in ''GingaNagareboshiGin'' ''Manga/GingaNagareboshiGin'' turns out to have had cubs nearby. Despite the cubs also being [[BigBad Akakabuto's]] cubs, Gin tries (unsuccessfully) to protect them from John.
16th Apr '16 1:20:42 PM PaulA
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* In ''Literature/PhoenixRising'', the heroine Kyri visits a village that's under attack from giant centipede creatures; it turns out that they're only trying to retrieve their eggs, which one of the villagers gathered up thinking they were interesting rocks. Fortunately for all concerned, Kyri works it out in time to settle the matter before there's major bloodshed.
9th Apr '16 3:12:09 PM Pichu-kun
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* There's a quick bit in ''WesternAnimation/{{Pocahontas}}'' where John Smith is about to shoot a huge, menacing bear. Pocahontas stops him, and the pair follow the bear at a discreet distance to a cave, where they see it is a mother with two cubs.
* ''WesternAnimation/BrotherBear'' has the protagonist find out late in the film [[spoiler:that the bear he killed was the mother of the bear cub who's been following him around]].
* ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' has dragons continually raiding the Viking village of Berk, but Hiccup and Astrid discover [[spoiler:that the dragons are trying to feed a huge Queen Dragon who otherwise would have eaten them.]] Thus in the climax, it is only when [[spoiler:dragons and humans work together]] that they are able to end that threat and a new alliance of the species is born.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime: The Great Valley Adventure'', the heroes (a bunch of young, talking herbivorous dinosaurs) accidentally lose one of Duckie's parents' eggs in a nest in the Mysterious Beyond. They pick one of the eggs, take it back to the Great Valley, and take care of it themselves, but what finally hatches out is a baby Sharptooh (specifically a ''Tyrannosaurus rex''). Sharpteeth have been [[BigBad antagonists]] since the first movie but they decide to keep him, call him "Chomper", and go on their merry way (they become friends and Chomper inadvertently saves their lives). But they end up getting pursued by not only one full-grown Sharptooth this time, but two - the [[MamaBear T-Rex mommy]] and the [[PapaWolf T-Rex daddy]]. But upon the returning of their baby, they end up not hurting the protagonists and actually save them from "eggnappers", smaller, vicious egg-stealing dinosaurs who had caused the entire mess in the first place when they took Duckie's parents' egg. [[TheBusCameBack Both Chomper and his parents return in the fifth movie.]] While the gang hides from them, another unrelated Sharptooth stumbles across the island and hunts them down. Chomper attempts to aid them and the new Sharptooth turns its attention towards him, just in time for his parents to show up and beat the snot out of it. To round it all off, Littlefoot saves Chomper's life in the process, so his parents do not harm any of them.



** Played for horror instead of sympathy in ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger''. Discovering that [[spoiler: Lavos is sending its children out to consume ''even more'' worlds after consuming the protagonists']] only underscores how urgently you need to kill them.

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** * Played for horror instead of sympathy in ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger''. Discovering that [[spoiler: Lavos is sending its children out to consume ''even more'' worlds after consuming the protagonists']] only underscores how urgently you need to kill them.



* A rather...uncommon example of this trope is in ''VideoGame/ParasiteEve'', where Aya points her gun at Eve, then smiles and points it away once Eve points out she's pregnant. [[spoiler:A twisted EldritchAbomination-to-be with the game's FinalBoss inside her]], but still a mama.

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* A rather... uncommon example of this trope is in ''VideoGame/ParasiteEve'', where Aya points her gun at Eve, then smiles and points it away once Eve points out she's pregnant. [[spoiler:A twisted EldritchAbomination-to-be with the game's FinalBoss inside her]], but still a mama.



** And further played with in the "Jewbilee" episode. A bear is seen dragging off several Squirts (Jewish Cub Scouts). The beast turns out to be a literal MamaBear, who took the children back to her den for a birthday party for her cub.

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** And further Further played with in the "Jewbilee" episode. A bear is seen dragging off several Squirts (Jewish Cub Scouts). The beast turns out to be a literal MamaBear, who took the children back to her den for a birthday party for her cub.



** In an Alien Force episode, the monster mommy is BEN HIMSELF via a mix of his alien transformations with that species's asexual reproduction.

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** In an Alien Force ''Alien Force'' episode, the monster mommy is BEN HIMSELF via a mix of his alien transformations with that species's asexual reproduction.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime II: The Great Valley Adventure'', the heroes (a bunch of young, talking herbivorous dinosaurs) accidentally lose one of Duckie's parents' eggs in a nest in the Mysterious Beyond. They pick one of the eggs, take it back to the Great Valley, and take care of it themselves, but what finally hatches out is a baby Sharptooh (specifically a ''Tyrannosaurus rex''). Sharpteeth have been [[BigBad antagonists]] since the first movie but they decide to keep him, call him Chomper and go on their merry way (They become friends and Chomper inadvertently saves their lives). But they end up getting pursued by not only one full-grown Sharptooth this time, but two - the [[MamaBear T-Rex mommy]] and the [[PapaWolf T-Rex daddy]]. But upon the returning of their baby, they end up not hurting the protagonists and actually save them from "eggnappers", smaller, vicious egg-stealing dinosaurs who had caused the entire mess in the first place when they took Duckie's parents' egg.
** [[TheBusCameBack Both Chomper and his parents return in the fifth movie.]] While the gang hides from them, another unrelated Sharptooth stumbles across the island and hunts them down. Chomper attempts to aid them and the new Sharptooth turns its attention towards him, just in time for his parents to show up and beat the snot out of it. To round it all off, Littlefoot saves Chomper's life in the process, so his parents do not harm any of them.
* There's a quick bit in ''WesternAnimation/{{Pocahontas}}'' where John Smith is about to shoot a huge, menacing bear. Pocahontas stops him, and the pair follow the bear at a discreet distance to a cave, where they see it is a mother with two cubs.
* ''WesternAnimation/BrotherBear'' has the protagonist find out late in the film [[spoiler:that the bear he killed was the mother of the bear cub who's been following him around]].
* ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' has dragons continually raiding the Viking village of Berk, but Hiccup and Astrid discover [[spoiler:that the dragons are trying to feed a huge Queen Dragon who otherwise would have eaten them. Thus in the climax, it is only when dragons and humans work together that they are able to end that threat and a new alliance of the species is born.]]



* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerPuffGirls'' had the main characters deal with a monster who was just looking for his pet kitty. Monster is a Pet Owner?

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An episode of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerPuffGirls'' had the main characters deal with a monster who was just looking for his pet kitty. Monster is a Pet Owner?


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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Witch}}'', the girls need to capture a young boar-looking animal who can turn invisible. Once they capture it and try to send it back to its own world, suddenly its [[MamaWolf very angry]] mother appears. She is less than happy about the girls touching her baby.
18th Jan '16 11:16:48 PM PaulA
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* In Eva Ibbotson's "Which Witch" there is an adorable subversion - when a witch tries to get the giant kraken to appear, all that turns up is three chubby mermaids who carry something that looks like a gelatinous handbag - turns out it is the kraken baby, who is an orphan since mommy monster was killed, and had been cared for by the mermaids who are more than happy to get rid of the responsibility.

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* In Eva Ibbotson's "Which Witch" Creator/EvaIbbotson's ''Literature/WhichWitch'' there is an adorable subversion - when subversion. When a witch tries to get the giant kraken to appear, all that turns up is three chubby mermaids who carry something that looks like a gelatinous handbag - -- turns out it is the kraken baby, who is an orphan since mommy monster was killed, and had been cared for by the mermaids mermaids, who are more than happy to get rid of the responsibility. responsibility.
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