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19th Oct '17 8:29:23 PM merotoker
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* During the Plunder Island arc in Thumble Theater, Popeye learns the gender of Alice the goon when, just as he's about to finish the fight, a smaller goon runs up and cries out, "Mama!"

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* During the Plunder Island arc in Thumble Theater, Popeye ComicStrip/{{Popeye}} learns the gender of Alice the goon when, just as he's about to finish the fight, a smaller goon runs up and cries out, "Mama!"



* In ''Animation/{{Gandahar}}'', a huge reptilian beast attacks [[spoiler:the transport in which TheHero and his {{Love Interest|s}} are held captive, then proceeds to fuss over them as if they were her hatchlings]].



* According to [[WordOfGod interviews]], the ''Film/{{Cloverfield}}'' monster [[spoiler: is an infant who swam up to the surface and is terrified because he misses his mommy. If that sequel ever gets off the ground, she will definitely definitely appear.]]

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* According to [[WordOfGod interviews]], the ''Film/{{Cloverfield}}'' monster [[spoiler: is an infant who swam up to the surface and is terrified because he misses his mommy. If that sequel ever gets off the ground, she will definitely definitely appear.]]appear]].



** The female Muto from ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}'' has hundreds of glowing orange eggs in her belly, [[spoiler:and lays them when she meets up with the male. Their destruction distracts from their double-teaming of Godzilla.]]

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** The female Muto from ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}'' has hundreds of glowing orange eggs in her belly, [[spoiler:and lays them when she meets up with the male. Their destruction distracts from their double-teaming of Godzilla.]]Godzilla]].



* ''Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark'' film has concerned mother AND father T-Rexes chasing our heroes all the way round the island, and then around San Diego, all because they have a baby T-Rex.

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* ''Franchise/JurassicPark'':
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''Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark'' film has concerned mother AND father T-Rexes chasing our heroes all the way round the island, and then around San Diego, all because they have a baby T-Rex.



* A different subversion seems in order in the short story "Honor is All" -- set in the ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' RolePlayingGameVerse, it follows a noble knight who tracks and slays a dragon, and discovers that it has a hatchling. Just as he is about to do away with the infant dragon, however, he discovers that the creature he just killed was not a ferocious [[AlwaysChaoticEvil white dragon]], but an albino [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience silver dragon]]--one of the most powerful servants of Good, branded as a monster because of a tragic mutation.

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* A different subversion seems in order in the short story "Honor is All" -- set in the ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' RolePlayingGameVerse, it follows a noble knight who tracks and slays a dragon, and discovers that it has a hatchling. Just as he is about to do away with the infant dragon, however, he discovers that the creature he just killed was not a ferocious [[AlwaysChaoticEvil white dragon]], but an albino [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience [[ColourCodedForYourConvenience silver dragon]]--one of the most powerful servants of Good, branded as a monster because of a tragic mutation.



* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' had Eve, the Mother of Monsters come back to Earth and freak major damage when [[spoiler: Crowley and Castiel]] start kidnapping her children (ie monsters like vampires and werewolves) and torturing them for information.

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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' had Eve, the Mother of Monsters come back to Earth and freak major damage when [[spoiler: Crowley and Castiel]] start kidnapping her children (ie (i.e. monsters like vampires and werewolves) and torturing them for information.



* ''TabletopGame/{{Space 1889}}'' the main book has an illustration showing just this.
* Garganuta are [[{{kaiju}} overwhelmingly large monsters]] found in the Kara-Tur setting of 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''.)

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* The main book of ''TabletopGame/{{Space 1889}}'' the main book has an illustration showing just this.
* Garganuta are [[{{kaiju}} overwhelmingly large monsters]] found in the Kara-Tur setting of the ''TabletopGames/ForgottenRealms''.''TabletopGame/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''.)



* ''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.

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* ''Videogame/TheMovieMonsterGame'' ''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.



* At the end of the First Chapter of ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'' [[spoiler: Flint goes to kill the Drago that killed Hinawa, only to be stopped at the last second by its baby.]]
* The order is reversed in ''VideoGame/CallOfCthulhuDarkCornersOfTheEarth'', where after meeting the cute (if creepy) little girl, you meet her mother, [[spoiler: a savage purebred Deep One locked in the attic, who proceeds to break out, maul you, and then kill the little girl.]]

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* At the end of the First Chapter of ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'' [[spoiler: Flint goes to kill the Drago that killed Hinawa, only to be stopped at the last second by its baby.]]
baby]].
* The order is reversed in ''VideoGame/CallOfCthulhuDarkCornersOfTheEarth'', where after meeting the cute (if creepy) little girl, you meet her mother, [[spoiler: a savage purebred Deep One locked in the attic, who proceeds to break out, maul you, and then kill the little girl.]]girl]].



* As a BrickJoke in the ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' DLC, the [[spoiler: bird that Atlas and P-body fight lays three eggs. [=GLaDOS=] then 'adopts' them, to make them killing machines.]]

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* As a BrickJoke in the ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' DLC, the [[spoiler: bird that Atlas and P-body fight lays three eggs. [=GLaDOS=] then 'adopts' them, to make them killing machines.]]machines]].



* In several of Fredrik K. T. Andersson's (often {{NSFW}}) artworks, a human adventurer is surprised to see the unholy child of some (still alive) creature. With the added twist that [[spoiler:[[AnythingThatMoves he's the father]]]]. Links [[http://andersson.elfwood.com/Family-Gathering.2524339.html here]] and [[http://andersson.elfwood.com/DragonLayer.2524328.html here]].

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* In several of Fredrik K. T. Andersson's (often {{NSFW}}) NotSafeForWork) artworks, a human adventurer is surprised to see the unholy child of some (still alive) creature. With the added twist that [[spoiler:[[AnythingThatMoves he's the father]]]]. Links [[http://andersson.elfwood.com/Family-Gathering.2524339.html here]] and [[http://andersson.elfwood.com/DragonLayer.2524328.html here]].



* In ''WebComic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob,'' Jean is kidnapped by [[BigfootSasquatchAndYeti Bigfeet]] because they think she knows the location of their missing child. [[spoiler: Their hairless child is the strip's resident GentleGiant, Rocko]].

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* In ''WebComic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob,'' Jean is kidnapped by [[BigfootSasquatchAndYeti Bigfeet]] {{Bigf|ootSasquatchAndYeti}}eet because they think she knows the location of their missing child. [[spoiler: Their hairless child is the strip's resident GentleGiant, Rocko]].



** And then the dragon targets Vaarsuvius's partner and children for revenge, [[spoiler: and this trope is played horribly straight from the dragon's point of view. [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope And all of its relatives]].]]

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** And then the dragon targets Vaarsuvius's partner and children for revenge, [[spoiler: and this trope is played horribly straight from the dragon's point of view. [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope And all of its relatives]].]]relatives]]]].



** PlayedWith in the "Woodland Critter Christmas" episode. One of the adorable (but annoying) woodland critters is pregnant with their Savior, but a terrifying mountain lion is trying to kill the mother. Stan is enlisted to kill the mountain lion, and succeeds, only to be horrified when her three cubs come out to mourn her. It gets even worse, since [[spoiler:the critters' Savior is actually the AntiChrist]].

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** PlayedWith [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in the "Woodland Critter Christmas" episode. One of the adorable (but annoying) woodland critters is pregnant with their Savior, but a terrifying mountain lion is trying to kill the mother. Stan is enlisted to kill the mountain lion, and succeeds, only to be horrified when her three cubs come out to mourn her. It gets even worse, since [[spoiler:the critters' Savior is actually the AntiChrist]].TheAntiChrist]].



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Gandahar}}'', a huge reptilian beast attacks [[spoiler:the transport in which TheHero and his LoveInterest are held captive, then proceeds to fuss over them as if they were her hatchlings]].
11th Jun '17 5:37:59 PM Twiddler
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* [[Webcomic/HisFaceAllRed Emily Carroll]]'s ''Through the Woods'' has "The Nesting Place", where [[spoiler:"Rebecca" is actually TheWormThatWalks [[FaceStealer inside Rebecca's stolen skin]] and wants Bell's skin for her children, so they can leave their spawning pool]]. Bell seizes on this and [[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath saves herself]] by horrifying the monster with stories of the [[TheyWouldCutYouUp dangers]] its children would face.

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* [[Webcomic/HisFaceAllRed Emily Carroll]]'s ''Through the Woods'' Creator/EmilyCarroll's ''ComicBook/ThroughTheWoods'' has "The Nesting Place", where [[spoiler:"Rebecca" is actually TheWormThatWalks [[FaceStealer inside Rebecca's stolen skin]] and wants Bell's skin for her children, so they can leave their spawning pool]]. Bell seizes on this and [[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath saves herself]] by horrifying the monster with stories of the [[TheyWouldCutYouUp dangers]] its children would face.
8th Jun '17 1:52:44 PM ChadM
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* Discussed in ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', when Stan speculates that this may be going on with a recently killed bear, elaborating right up until the moment that he spots testicles. "There's no room for you in our stories!"
15th Apr '17 11:54:51 AM JMQwilleran
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* In ''Literature/{{Franklin}} and the Green Knight'', Franklin and Snail find the "magic cherry tree" and then start getting pecked like crazy by a seemingly vicious warbler bird. It turns out that she's just protecting her eggs, though once Franklin and Snail state that they don't want her eggs, she becomes positively pleasant. The same is also true of Eagle beforehand, which Franklin equates with the monster from the Green Knight story and draws his paper sword as if to fight her. She tells him that she has no interest in fighting him, gives both him and Snail a ride, and later says she has to go because she needs to take care of her eaglets. This also happens with a bird dubbed the Wily Winged Beast in the stage show ''Franklin and the Adventures of the Noble Knights'', who is NotEvilJustMisunderstood and gets her own song about it titled "Misunderstood."
14th Apr '17 3:47:40 PM Twiddler
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* [[Webcomic/FaceAllRed Emily Carroll]]'s ''Through the Woods'' has "The Nesting Place", where [[spoiler:"Rebecca" is actually TheWormThatWalks [[FaceStealer inside Rebecca's stolen skin]] and wants Bell's skin for her children, so they can leave their spawning pool]]. Bell seizes on this and [[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath saves herself]] by horrifying the monster with stories of the [[TheyWouldCutYouUp dangers]] its children would face.

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* [[Webcomic/FaceAllRed [[Webcomic/HisFaceAllRed Emily Carroll]]'s ''Through the Woods'' has "The Nesting Place", where [[spoiler:"Rebecca" is actually TheWormThatWalks [[FaceStealer inside Rebecca's stolen skin]] and wants Bell's skin for her children, so they can leave their spawning pool]]. Bell seizes on this and [[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath saves herself]] by horrifying the monster with stories of the [[TheyWouldCutYouUp dangers]] its children would face.
3rd Apr '17 5:41:23 PM nombretomado
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* The chimera ants of ''HunterXHunter'' fit this trope in several ways. Most of them kill humans simply to feed and protect their Queen Mother, who in turn is doing it all for the wellbeing of her progeny. After the King is born, the more noble ants protect and nurture him in the same way, even organizing a sort of country-wide Battle Royale to find him worthy prey.

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* The chimera ants of ''HunterXHunter'' ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' fit this trope in several ways. Most of them kill humans simply to feed and protect their Queen Mother, who in turn is doing it all for the wellbeing of her progeny. After the King is born, the more noble ants protect and nurture him in the same way, even organizing a sort of country-wide Battle Royale to find him worthy prey.
18th Mar '17 1:55:44 PM nombretomado
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* Not quite a monster, but the weasel that infests the school and makes the janitor miserable in ''NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'' turns out to be "a ''girl'' weasel!" and to have been looking for a nest all along. She is subsequently adopted with her young as secondary mascots.

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* Not quite a monster, but the weasel that infests the school and makes the janitor miserable in ''NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'' ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'' turns out to be "a ''girl'' weasel!" and to have been looking for a nest all along. She is subsequently adopted with her young as secondary mascots.
2nd Mar '17 9:35:43 AM FGHIK
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** ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''. The episode "The Devil in the Dark" uses this plot. While the Horta are neither cute nor cuddly (they look kind of like living lava flows[[note]]or that's how the story describes them; due to the limited special effects budget, viewers may be excused for thinking they look more like lumpy and somewhat dusty Oriental rugs[[/note]], and the children are still unhatched eggs at the point of the episode), Spock's relaying of the mother/broodwatcher's emotions is one of the most powerful moments in ''Star Trek'' history and the civilized resolution to the conflict is one of the happiest ones. (As a side note, the creature remarked that it found a humans' appearance "revolting".)

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** ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''. The episode "The Devil in the Dark" uses this plot. While the Horta are neither cute nor cuddly (they look kind of like living lava flows[[note]]or that's how the story describes them; due to the limited special effects budget, viewers may be excused for thinking they look more like lumpy and somewhat dusty Oriental rugs[[/note]], and the children are still unhatched eggs at the point of the episode), Spock's relaying of the mother/broodwatcher's emotions is one of the most powerful moments in ''Star Trek'' history and the civilized resolution to the conflict is one of the happiest ones. (As a side note, the [[HumansAreUgly creature remarked that it found a humans' appearance "revolting"."revolting"]].)
26th Feb '17 3:10:59 PM GM_3826
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** Also in ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'', Blue (or Green in the original Japanese) tried to catch a Kanghaskhan, but the Kanghaskhan would not stay in the Poké Ball. Red revealed why: it had a baby cub, and it was hurt.
24th Feb '17 11:19:36 PM dvorak
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* This ttrope fuels a ontinent-wide CycleOfHurting in ''Webcomic/DraconiaChronicles''.

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* This ttrope trope fuels a ontinent-wide CycleOfHurting continent-wide CycleOfRevenge in ''Webcomic/DraconiaChronicles''.''Webcomic/DraconiaChronicles''. Dragon kills tiger warrior who had kids who murder dragon who had kids and on and on [[ForeverWar since time immemorial]].
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