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25th Jun '17 11:20:41 AM nombretomado
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* Norman Page's mother in ''Literature/PeytonPlace'', who controls every aspect of his life and forbids him to spend time with girls. (Her harsh punishments have disturbing [[ParentalIncest sexual]] connotations as well.) Her overbearing treatment is implied to contribute to Norman's nervous breakdown when he's away from her for the first time, as a soldier in WorldWarTwo.

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* Norman Page's mother in ''Literature/PeytonPlace'', who controls every aspect of his life and forbids him to spend time with girls. (Her harsh punishments have disturbing [[ParentalIncest sexual]] connotations as well.) Her overbearing treatment is implied to contribute to Norman's nervous breakdown when he's away from her for the first time, as a soldier in WorldWarTwo.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
22nd Jun '17 8:14:05 PM Kirayoshi
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* reator/DorothyParker's short story "I Live On Your Visits" is this trope in spades. The mother in this story is a bitter [[TheAlcoholic hard-drinking]] divorcee who delights in making her son feel guilty about having any kind of life without her, or thinking kindly of his father's second wife.

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* reator/DorothyParker's Creator/DorothyParker's short story "I Live On Your Visits" is this trope in spades. The mother in this story is a bitter [[TheAlcoholic hard-drinking]] divorcee who delights in making her son feel guilty about having any kind of life without her, or thinking kindly of his father's second wife.
22nd Jun '17 8:09:37 PM Kirayoshi
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* Creator/DorortyParker's short story "I Live On Your Visits" is this trope in spades. The mother in this story is a bitter [[TheAlcoholic hard-drinking]] divorcee who delights in making her son feel guilty about having any kind of life without her, or thinking kindly of his father's second wife.

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* Creator/DorortyParker's reator/DorothyParker's short story "I Live On Your Visits" is this trope in spades. The mother in this story is a bitter [[TheAlcoholic hard-drinking]] divorcee who delights in making her son feel guilty about having any kind of life without her, or thinking kindly of his father's second wife.
22nd Jun '17 8:08:19 PM Kirayoshi
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* Creator/DorortyParker's short story "I Live On Your Visits" is this trope in spades. The mother in this story is a bitter [[TheAlcoholic hard-drinking]] divorcee who delights in making her son feel guilty about having any kind of life without her, or thinking kindly of his father's second wife.
21st Jun '17 7:12:52 AM WillBGood
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** The film, ''Film/{{Marty}}'' starring Ernest Borgnine also counts as this, as the John Candy version is actually a remake.

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** The film, film ''Film/{{Marty}}'' starring Ernest Borgnine also counts as this, as the John Candy version is actually a remake.
19th Jun '17 12:40:25 PM raistlinsama
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*''Creator/MaryRenault'' loved this trope. Olympias, the mother of Alexander the Great in ''Fire From Heaven'', probably takes the cake.
13th Jun '17 11:01:50 PM TheSinful
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* Deconstructed in ''[[https://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-28590-13/Greywizard%2BDealing%2BWith%2BThe%2BAftermath.htm Dealing with the Aftermath]]'' where Molly Weasley knows she's coddling her children, Harry, and Hermione too much but they remind her strongly of her brothers whose headstrong actions got them killed during the previous war. Her youngest son along with her two surrogate children get into life threatening situations multiple times a year and she's terrified that one day their luck will run out.
12th Jun '17 7:55:15 PM harostar
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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' gives us two distinct flavors of this trope.
** Jean turns out to have a mother that doted on him as a child, and now horribly embarrasses him. She was first introduced in an omake involving her walking in on him while he was (maybe) having ADateWithRosiePalms. When his comrades hear her AffectionateNickname for him, they tease him relentlessly.
** A darker example is [[spoiler: Reiner Braun's mother, Karina]]. An intensely bitter woman left to raise the product of her SecretRelationship alone, she raised them with her own fanatical beliefs and hopes turning them into a TykeBomb for the military will grant her access to a better life. She is ''very'' much a carrot-and-stick parent, alternating between praising her [[ShellShockedVeteran "war hero"]] child and viciously glaring daggers at them when they fail to convincingly parrot things that match her twisted ideology.
11th Jun '17 12:09:32 PM nombretomado
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* Gaylord Focker's mom in ''MeetTheFockers''.

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* Gaylord Focker's mom in ''MeetTheFockers''.''Film/MeetTheFockers''.
18th May '17 9:40:32 PM billybobfred
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** Agnes actually plays around with the trope rather darkly when it was revealed Seymour is an impostor, and she actually disowned her real son primarily because [[ControlFreak he wasn't subservient to her]]. ([[RetCon Of course this never happened though]].)

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** Agnes actually plays around with the trope rather darkly when it was revealed Seymour is an impostor, and she actually disowned her real son primarily because [[ControlFreak he wasn't subservient to her]]. ([[RetCon Of course this never happened [[InternalRetcon We're not allowed to mention that, though]].)
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