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19th Feb '18 2:32:27 AM WillBGood
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* Many of {{Saki}}'s stories feature aggressively coddling (and often [[AbusiveParents psychologically abusive]]) mother figures, the best probably being [[http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~rgs/sk-vashtar.html "Sredni Vashtar"]]. Interestingly, the Smother is not always the biological mother: In the aforementioned "Sredni Vashtar", it's the protagonist's adult cousin, appointed his guardian.

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* Many of {{Saki}}'s Creator/{{Saki}}'s stories feature aggressively coddling (and often [[AbusiveParents psychologically abusive]]) mother figures, the best probably being [[http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~rgs/sk-vashtar.html "Sredni Vashtar"]]. Interestingly, the Smother is not always the biological mother: In the aforementioned "Sredni Vashtar", it's the protagonist's adult cousin, appointed his guardian.
4th Feb '18 3:30:06 AM TudorRose
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* In one episode of ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'', Blanche starts dating a newscaster only to find that his controlling mother disapproves of their relationship. Paying Blanche a visit to demand that she not see her son anymore, the mother states "I'm looking for the cheap Jezebel who's ruining my Gerald's life."
2nd Feb '18 4:58:45 AM tropower
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* In ''WesternAnimation/Ducktales2017'', Donald is this to Huey, Dewey and Louie.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/Ducktales2017'', Donald is this to Huey, Dewey and Louie.Louie ([[DependingOnTheWriter except when he's not]]).
21st Jan '18 12:47:54 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheLoveGuru'' part of Darren Roanoke's mother pressured him to succeed from a young age, and only showed him affection when he did. Part of his marriage troubles stem from the belief that his wife would only love him as long as he succeeded, like his mom. When Darren felt afraid of playing again, his mother believed his fear meant she needed to [[ComicallyMissingThePoint pressure him even harder.]]

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* In ''TheLoveGuru'' ''Film/TheLoveGuru'' part of Darren Roanoke's mother pressured him to succeed from a young age, and only showed him affection when he did. Part of his marriage troubles stem from the belief that his wife would only love him as long as he succeeded, like his mom. When Darren felt afraid of playing again, his mother believed his fear meant she needed to [[ComicallyMissingThePoint pressure him even harder.]]
8th Jan '18 9:44:42 AM colBoh
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** The Season 2 episode "Aria" has a mother who became so obsessed with making her daughter an actress herself, she [[spoiler: forced her to start doing hardcore porn for the exposure, and getting her into hard drugs so she could get through the shooting]]; said daughter ends up DrivenToSuicide and as the VictimOfTheWeek.

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** The Season 2 episode "Aria" has a mother who became so obsessed with making her daughter an actress herself, actress, she [[spoiler: forced her to start doing hardcore porn for the exposure, and getting her into hard drugs so she could get through the shooting]]; said daughter ends up DrivenToSuicide and as the VictimOfTheWeek.
8th Jan '18 12:03:17 AM colBoh
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* ''Franchise/LawAndOrder'': Shows up frequently. In the flagship series, they're usually the parent of the perp (and occasional accomplice). In ''SVU'', they're 50/50 perp's mother/victim's mother.

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* ''Franchise/LawAndOrder'': Shows up frequently. In frequently.
** The Season 2 episode "Aria" has a mother who became so obsessed with making her daughter an actress herself, she [[spoiler: forced her to start doing hardcore porn for
the flagship series, they're usually exposure, and getting her into hard drugs so she could get through the parent of shooting]]; said daughter ends up DrivenToSuicide and as the perp (and occasional accomplice). In ''SVU'', they're 50/50 perp's mother/victim's mother.VictimOfTheWeek.
7th Jan '18 4:57:09 PM shawn_allen
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* In ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'', when a barracuda knocks him out, kills his mate and eats all but one of the couple's eggs, Marlin the clownfish becomes this to his remaining egg, Nemo. Due to the trauma, Nemo also develops a flawed fin, giving Marlin even more excuse to "not let anything" happen to him.
27th Dec '17 12:45:01 PM Minni128
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**As we find out, from what's implied, their mother, Ragyo, was a downplayed and more justified portrayal (along with being something of a DotingParent)as, because, Satsuki often sick and because she was the first baby she carried to term (according to an author's note), she would overprotect and didn't think to probably encourage her daughter out of her comfort zone. However, it's mentioned that she didn't mean to and laments that she didn't teach Satsuki "what to do".
25th Dec '17 6:12:08 PM Minni128
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* While she isn't her mother, Satsuki, from ''Fanfic/TheOutside'', plays this role with Ryuuko, with her subtle domineering presence and her rules, the one especially strict with Ryuuko going outdoors. However, this seems to be played with, as she might have somewhat of a reason to act the way she does, as with her questionable health, her parents splitting, and her father dying, along with being unequipped to deal with the world, she's alone otherwise, so she overprotects and coddles Ryuuko and tries to raise her in accordance to what she perceives to be best to keep some stability.

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* While she isn't her mother, Satsuki, from ''Fanfic/TheOutside'', plays this role with Ryuuko, with her subtle domineering presence and her rules, the one especially strict with Ryuuko going outdoors. However, this seems to be played with, as she might have somewhat of a reason to act the way she does, as with her questionable health, her parents splitting, and her father dying, along with being unequipped to deal with the world, she's alone otherwise, so she overprotects and coddles Ryuuko and tries to raise her in accordance to what she perceives to be best to keep some stability. Of course, like most portrayals of this trope, this doesn't have a good effect on Ryuuko, as, Ryuuko is deprived of a normal upbringing because of it.
23rd Dec '17 6:19:35 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* Queen Elinor in ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'' falls into this at times while wanting the best for her daughter Merida. Merida however does not appreciate that her mother "is in charge of every single day of [her] life."

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* Queen Elinor in ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'' falls into this at times while wanting the best for her daughter Merida. Merida however does not appreciate that her mother "is in charge of every single day of [her] life."life", which leads her to make a wish about "changing" her mother... [[spoiler: and getting her and her brothers morphed into bears.]]


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* In ''Series/SayYesToTheDress'', the brides' mothers/stepmothers/mothers-in-law/grandmothers that fit in this trope tend to show up so frequently, it reaches RunningGag levels. It's especially bad in the case of the ''Atlanta'' SpinOff, where Monte and Lori are almost OnceAnEpisode stuck with overbearing older women that treat the brides-to-be like little girls and try to rule everything.
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