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16th Feb '17 1:46:03 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Lysa Arryn keeps her son Robin with her in a small mountain-top fortress, caters to his every whim, and breastfeeds him until he's at least ''six''.
** The Battle of Blackwater worsens for the Lannisters because Cersei recalls Joffrey to the Red Keep despite him being in little danger.
12th Feb '17 1:59:07 PM Odacon_Spy
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* One of 47's primary targets in ''[[VideoGame/Hitman2016 HITMAN]]'', an Italian bioengineer named Silvio Caruso, was treated as TheUnfavorite by his mother as a child until his father died and his older brothers ran away. She then latched on to Silvio and started psychologically manipulating his worldview to make him totally dependent on her, such as telling him his favourite spaghetti was her own secret recipe that only she could make, when it was really store bought canned spaghetti. Her [[MoralEventHorizon most heinous act]] was to pay their pool boy to seduce his prom date and have sex with her, take pictures of them in the act and show them to Silvio while telling him that "Romantic love is fleeting. Only a ''mother's'' love endures." It's no wonder, then, that Silvio [[FreudianExcuse grew up to be]] an insecure, travelphobic, [[HeManWomanHater gynophobic]], introverted [[PsychopathicManchild manchild]]. [[spoiler:Mama Caruso suffered a KarmicDeath when Silvio finally snapped and [[{{Irony}} smothered]] her with a [[VorpalPillow pillow]].]]

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* One of 47's primary targets in ''[[VideoGame/Hitman2016 HITMAN]]'', an Italian bioengineer named Silvio Caruso, was treated as TheUnfavorite by his mother as a child until his father died and his older brothers ran away. She then latched on to Silvio and started psychologically manipulating his worldview to make him totally dependent on her, such as telling him his favourite spaghetti was her own secret recipe that only she could make, when it was really store bought canned spaghetti. Her [[MoralEventHorizon most heinous act]] was to pay their pool boy to seduce his prom date and have sex with her, take pictures of them in the act and show them to Silvio while telling him that "Romantic love is fleeting. Only a ''mother's'' love endures." [[FreudianExcuse It's no wonder, wonder]], then, that Silvio [[FreudianExcuse grew up to be]] be an insecure, introverted, travelphobic, [[HeManWomanHater gynophobic]], introverted insecure [[PsychopathicManchild manchild]]. [[spoiler:Mama Caruso suffered a KarmicDeath when Silvio finally snapped and [[{{Irony}} smothered]] her with a [[VorpalPillow pillow]].]]
12th Feb '17 1:57:00 PM Odacon_Spy
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* One of 47's primary targets in ''[[VideoGame/Hitman2016 HITMAN]]'', an Italian bioengineer named Silvio Caruso, was treated as TheUnfavorite by his mother as a child until his father died and his older brothers ran away. She then latched on to Silvio and started psychologically manipulating his worldview to make him totally dependent on her, such as telling him his favourite spaghetti was her own secret recipe that only she could make, when it was really store bought canned spaghetti. Her [[MoralEventHorizon most heinous act]] was to pay their pool boy to seduce his prom date and have sex with her, take pictures of them in the act and show them to Silvio while telling him that "Romantic love is fleeting. Only a ''mother's'' love endures." It's no wonder, then, that Silvio [[FreudianExcuse grew up to be]] an insecure, travelphobic, [[HeManWomanHater gynophobic]], introverted [[PsychopathitManchild manchild]]. [[spoiler:Mama Caruso suffered a KarmicDeath when Silvio finally snapped and [[{{Irony}} smothered]] her with a [[VorpalPillow pillow]].]]

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* One of 47's primary targets in ''[[VideoGame/Hitman2016 HITMAN]]'', an Italian bioengineer named Silvio Caruso, was treated as TheUnfavorite by his mother as a child until his father died and his older brothers ran away. She then latched on to Silvio and started psychologically manipulating his worldview to make him totally dependent on her, such as telling him his favourite spaghetti was her own secret recipe that only she could make, when it was really store bought canned spaghetti. Her [[MoralEventHorizon most heinous act]] was to pay their pool boy to seduce his prom date and have sex with her, take pictures of them in the act and show them to Silvio while telling him that "Romantic love is fleeting. Only a ''mother's'' love endures." It's no wonder, then, that Silvio [[FreudianExcuse grew up to be]] an insecure, travelphobic, [[HeManWomanHater gynophobic]], introverted [[PsychopathitManchild [[PsychopathicManchild manchild]]. [[spoiler:Mama Caruso suffered a KarmicDeath when Silvio finally snapped and [[{{Irony}} smothered]] her with a [[VorpalPillow pillow]].]]
12th Feb '17 1:56:30 PM Odacon_Spy
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* One of 47's primary targets in ''[[VideoGame/Hitman2016 HITMAN]]'', an Italian bioengineer named Silvio Caruso, was treated as TheUnfavorite by his mother as a child until his father died and his older brothers ran away. She then latched on to Silvio and started psychologically manipulating his worldview to make him totally dependent on her, such as telling him his favourite spaghetti was her own secret recipe that only she could make, when it was really store bought canned spaghetti. Her [[MoralEventHorizon most heinous act]] was to pay their pool boy to seduce his prom date and have sex with her, take pictures of them in the act and show them to Silvio while telling him that "Romantic love is fleeting. Only a ''mother's'' love endures." It's no wonder, then, that Silvio [[FreudianExcuse grew up to be]] an insecure, travelphobic, [[HeManWomanHater gynophobic]], introverted [[PsychopathitManchild manchild]]. [[spoiler:Mama Caruso suffered a KarmicDeath when Silvio finally snapped and [[{{Irony}} smothered]] her with a [[VorpalPillow pillow]].]]
8th Feb '17 7:47:09 AM Phred
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* In ''Series/TheOA'' The OA's adopted mother Nancy gradually turns out to be one of these, ultimately admitting she adopted a blind child solely because she wanted a child that would always need her.
12th Jan '17 10:38:24 PM ShorinBJ
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* Characters played by Kyle [=MacLachlan=] seem to attract these moms. Orson Hodges's "crazy mother" Gloria from ''Series/DesperateHousewives'' was both this ''and'' an EvilMatriarch, completely obsessed with controlling her son's life: she guilt-trips him with his father's suicide [[spoiler:despite the fact that ''she'' killed him]] ever since he was a teenager, supports Orson's {{Yandere}} ex-wife Alma [[spoiler: to the point of killing his mistress Monique]], and endlessly interfers with his and Bree's married life, specially by [[spoiler: telling Bree about Monique specifically to plant doubts in her heart about him]], [[spoiler: helping Alma rape Orson if it'll mean she can bear his child]], and [[spoiler: locking Alma away when she gives up and trying to kill Bree herself.]].

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* Characters played by Kyle [=MacLachlan=] seem to attract these moms. Orson Hodges's "crazy mother" Gloria from ''Series/DesperateHousewives'' was both this ''and'' an EvilMatriarch, completely obsessed with controlling her son's life: she guilt-trips him with his father's suicide [[spoiler:despite [[spoiler:(despite the fact that ''she'' killed him]] him)]] ever since he was a teenager, supports Orson's {{Yandere}} ex-wife Alma [[spoiler: to [[spoiler:to the point of killing his mistress Monique]], and endlessly interfers interferes with his and Bree's married life, specially especially by [[spoiler: telling [[spoiler:telling Bree about Monique specifically to plant doubts in her heart about him]], [[spoiler: helping [[spoiler:helping Alma rape Orson if it'll mean she can bear his child]], and [[spoiler: locking [[spoiler:locking Alma away when she gives up and trying to kill Bree herself.]].
8th Jan '17 8:58:36 AM Steven
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* Toriel of ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' quickly becomes the adoptive version of this as soon as the player meets her. Along with being very kind, she marks the switches to press, tells you to let her resolve your battles, and holds your hand through a harmless spike maze just to make sure you aren't hurt. She also dodges the question of how to leave the Underground, and will refuse to let you anywhere near the exit of the Ruins until your demands to leave have her decide to block it off permanently. [[spoiler:This behavior stems from losing her first two children in the same day years earlier.]]

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* Toriel of ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' quickly becomes the adoptive version of this as soon as the player meets her. Along with being very kind, she marks the switches to press, tells you to let her resolve your battles, and holds your hand through a harmless spike maze just to make sure you aren't hurt. She also dodges the question of how to leave the Underground, and will refuse to let you anywhere near the exit of the Ruins until your demands to leave have her decide to block it off permanently. [[spoiler:This behavior stems from losing her first two children in the same day years earlier. It also stems from how Toriel had encountered six other children that also met her in the same way as the player character and watching them leave her to escape the underground, only to be killed by Asgore and/or his soldiers.]]
22nd Dec '16 4:16:53 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''Manga/AssassinationClassroom'', there's [[spoiler: Nagisa Shiota]]'s mother [[spoiler: Hiromi]]. She asserts her control over her son at every opportunity, trying to make every major decision for him in an attempt to guide him through the life path she wanted for herself. She refuses to allow him to have any say and even goes so far as to assert that, as the one who birthed and raised him, she owns him. [[spoiler: Unlike other smothers, she eventually realises that she's wrong and stops doing this.]]



* She might be the eldest sister instead of the mother, but LadyOfWar Fiora from ''VideoGame/FireEmblem7'' shows some Smother traits in her supports with her little sister, ShrinkingViolet Florina, [[PromotionToParent whom she had to raise]].

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* She might be the eldest sister instead of the mother, but LadyOfWar Fiora from ''VideoGame/FireEmblem7'' ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: Blazing Sword]]'' shows some Smother traits in her supports with her little sister, ShrinkingViolet Florina, [[PromotionToParent whom she had to raise]].
10th Dec '16 11:32:25 PM AgentKyles
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Compare/contrast OverprotectiveDad and FantasyForbiddingFather. If it's a more action-based series where the offspring being "smothered" is in trouble and the Smother is an ActionMom, see MamaBear. If the mom was a child star and pushes her kid into stardom, she's a StageMom. May lead to [[CallingTheOldManOut Calling the Old Women Out]] or an AntiSmotherLoveTalk.

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Compare/contrast Compare OverprotectiveDad and FantasyForbiddingFather.and/or FantasyForbiddingFather. Contrast HandsOffParenting. If it's a more action-based series where the offspring being "smothered" is in trouble and the Smother is an ActionMom, see MamaBear. If the mom was a child star and pushes her kid into stardom, she's a StageMom. May lead to [[CallingTheOldManOut Calling the Old Women Out]] or an AntiSmotherLoveTalk.
10th Dec '16 2:51:05 PM DoctorCooper
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* An all-too-common problem with {{Stage Mom}}s. Pressuring your young child into becoming a star in acting/modeling/sports/etc. is a surefire way to get called a horrible parent, and the general stereotype of the pagent circuits assume every performer, no matter what age they are, has at least one parent like this. Sadly, it's not without a grain of truth to it.
* Many people with disabilities deal with this on a daily basis. Their parents don't allow the individual to make his/her own decisions and mature as any average citizen would.
* Ed Gein (in reference to his HEAVY influence on ''Film/{{Psycho}}'')
* [[http://eotd.wordpress.com/2008/08/08/8-august-1962-elizabeth-duncan/ Elizabeth Ann Duncan]] loved her lawyer son, Frank. She loved him ''so'' much that she first tried to kill herself with meds when he tried to move away from home, then hired two men to murder Olga Kupczyk, her former nurse and the woman who dared marry him, take him away from her ''and'' be pregnant with Frank's child. After poor Olga suffered a FamilyUnfriendlyDeath [[PistolWhipping (pistol-whipped]] to almost death, then BuriedAlive), Elizabeth was quickly arrested and charged; Frank spent many hours in the courtroom and filed many appeals on her behalf, trying to save her. He failed, and on [=8th=] August 1962, she was executed. Poor boy...
** Creator/{{Lifetime}} produced a movie called, ''Too Close to Home'', which is very similar to this story, just with the names changed.
* Creator/PeterSellers' mother Peg was so indulgent with her son (to be fair, she had lost her first child shortly after giving birth) that even as a young man, he was used to having her do things for him, much to the fascination of his friends/colleagues. His father Bill by contrast was quiet and meek. Her notable lack of discipline, even when he was bad, is largely seen as a (if not the) key reason Peter was often prone to childish, selfish behavior as an adult. She also was prone to interfering with Peter's love life, including his first two marriages. For all this, he never stopped loving her. He conducted seances to ask her advice after her death, while rejecting undergoing psychological analysis in part because it cast her in a bad light. In the biopic ''Film/TheLifeAndDeathOfPeterSellers'', she gets a HistoricalVillainUpgrade.
* Kate Gosselin from ''JonAndKatePlusEight''. Her children are too young for this trope to be in full effect, but given time...
* UsefulNotes/FranklinDRoosevelt's mother was not only this, but also the mother-in-law from hell. When Franklin married Eleanor, she generously bought them a house in New York... and herself the one next door. These were row houses, connected by side doors. Basically, she could and did walk in at any time.
** This wasn't quite as bad as it may seem. She pushed her son to take his place in the world, and felt that, given their family's wealth and influence, they had a responsibility to help the less-fortunate, a belief she inculcated in her son.
* [[http://eotd.wordpress.com/2008/08/07/7-august-1890-anna-mansdotter/ Anna Månsdotter]], Swedish mother-in-law from Hell who was [[OffWithHisHead executed by decapitation]] after she strangled her daughter-in-law Hannah for apparently catching Anna in ParentalIncest with her son.
* The mother of Dare Wright, world-famous photographer and author of the ''Lonely Doll'' series for children. Legions of blog entries exist online talking about how [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_9t5fTp9GmGo/S2nNvP2eJCI/AAAAAAAAA2w/a5T5sL422Jc/s1600-h/6spanking2.jpg "creepy"]] those books are. People today apparently read them totally differently from how they were seen when originally published in the 1950s. Dare's real life though... we're talking about a mother who slept in the same bed with her daughter every night, throughout her adult life, in the nude. And that's the least of it.
* Susie Phillips Lovecraft was this in some ways. She died insane and Lovecraft feared he'd inherited madness. He did not know that her illness was the result of syphilis contracted from HP's traveling salesman father.
* Judy Murray is frequently accused of this with regards to tennis player Andy Murray. A lot of his fans seem to think he'll start winning Grand Slams if she stops attending his matches.
* The Danish royal sisters Princesses Alix and Dagmar (later Queen Alexandra of England and Empress Marie Feodorovna of Russia) were famous for this. Not only did they continue treating their sons like little boys '''long''' after they were grown men, married, fathers ''and'' rulers of all they surveyed but the sisters completely dominated their daughters - though one of Alexandra's managed to get away, all the way to Norway in fact.
* Former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher has been accused of this with regard to son Mark. While his twin sister Carol was largely left alone to make her own mistakes (and possibly became a marvellously well-adjusted adult for it), Mark was spoiled and indulged. When he got lost during a trans-Saharan motor rally, for instance, his mother used her influence to get the armed forces of three countries to mount a multi-million pound search and rescue operation that might not have happened to the same extent for anyone else. She also pulled strings to get him exonerated on criminal charges, up to and including his involvement in a madcap ''coup d'etat'' in the Seychelles.
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