History Main / MyBelovedSmother

25th Aug '17 3:15:59 AM jormis29
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* The [[{{Exalted}} Lunar Exalted]] get various Limit Breaks themed around certain animals. One Compassion-based Limit Break, The Curse of the Mother Hen, means that the Lunar in question will spend at least the next day making sure his companions are all well taken care of. The book illustrates this with Strength-of-Many (a bull-totem Lunar) in war form trying to stuff porridge down a guy's throat.

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* The [[{{Exalted}} [[TabletopGame/{{Exalted}} Lunar Exalted]] get various Limit Breaks themed around certain animals. One Compassion-based Limit Break, The Curse of the Mother Hen, means that the Lunar in question will spend at least the next day making sure his companions are all well taken care of. The book illustrates this with Strength-of-Many (a bull-totem Lunar) in war form trying to stuff porridge down a guy's throat.
14th Aug '17 9:53:27 AM Dravencour
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* Nina's mother in ''Film/BlackSwan'' who cripples her daughter's development by her overbearing parenting style and interference.

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* Nina's mother in ''Film/BlackSwan'' who cripples her daughter's development by her [[StageMom overbearing parenting style style]] and interference.
9th Aug '17 12:21:00 AM AgentKyles
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In the most favorable depiction, the Beloved Smother genuinely does love her son and wants him to be happy; she just has a little bit of trouble letting him go, and her plot arc usually revolves around the gradual realization that he's his own man and that she needs to cut the apron strings for his own good (and, usually, hers as well), and that his moving away from her doesn't equal that he doesn't love her in return. At worst, she's a ControlFreak EvilMatriarch who will stop at nothing [[AxCrazy not even murder]] to make sure that Mommy's Little Angel [[AllTakeAndNoGive remains with her at all costs.]] For added {{Squick}} value, Mommy and Son may be a bit too close in the [[ParentalIncest wrong kinds of ways]]...

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In the most favorable depiction, the Beloved Smother genuinely does love her son and wants him to be happy; she just has a little bit of trouble letting him go, and her plot arc usually revolves around the gradual realization that he's his own man and that [[KnowWhenToFoldEm she needs to cut the apron strings strings]] for his own good (and, usually, hers as well), and that his moving away from her doesn't equal that he doesn't love her in return. At worst, she's a ControlFreak EvilMatriarch who will stop at nothing [[AxCrazy not even even]] [[MurderTheHypotenuse murder]] to make sure that Mommy's Little Angel [[AllTakeAndNoGive remains with her at all costs.]] For added {{Squick}} value, Mommy and Son may be a bit too close in the [[ParentalIncest wrong kinds of ways]]...
1st Aug '17 4:03:07 PM gb00393
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** The Battle of Blackwater worsens for the Lannisters because Cersei recalls Joffrey to the Red Keep despite him being in little danger.

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** Cersei tried to be this for her children. The Battle of Blackwater worsens for the Lannisters because Cersei recalls Joffrey to the Red Keep despite him being in little danger.danger. However, she has so far failed at it, rather spectacularly with Joffrey becoming an uncontrollable monster, Myrcella being spirited off to Dorne specifically to get her out of Cersei's clutches, and with Tommen being virtually a non-entity to her so it's far too late to start anew when he becomes King.
25th Jul '17 5:25:59 PM LadyNorbert
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Compare OverprotectiveDad 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.

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Compare OverprotectiveDad 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 Woman Out]] or an AntiSmotherLoveTalk.



* In ''FanFic/RobbReturns'', Lysa Arryn is one to her son, Robert. So much that [[spoiler:she deliberately poisoned him to keep him weak and dependent on her.]]
* 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.

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* In ''FanFic/RobbReturns'', Lysa Arryn is one to her son, Robert. So Robert - so much that [[spoiler:she deliberately poisoned him to keep him weak and dependent on her.]]
* Deconstructed in ''[[https://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-28590-13/Greywizard%2BDealing%2BWith%2BThe%2BAftermath.htm Dealing with the Aftermath]]'' 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 son, along with her two surrogate children children, get into life threatening life-threatening situations multiple times a year and she's terrified that one day their luck will run out.



* 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 [her] life."



* The mom from ''Film/AChristmasStory''. Especially with the younger kid. She wraps him in so many layers for the walk to school, he can't put his arms down. Even his freak out fear-crying doesn't faze her. Plus, the tolerance of his bizarre eating habits. Ralphie gets the smothering too, but to a lesser extent ("You'll shoot your eye out!").
* Though she only appears in one scene, Max's mother in ''Film/{{Collateral}}'' had full control over her son despite being confined to a wheel chair. Memorably, she chastises him for bringing her flowers, only to do an about face when he tells her the flowers are from his "friend" Vincent.

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* The mom from ''Film/AChristmasStory''. Especially ''Film/AChristmasStory'', especially with the younger kid. She wraps him in so many layers for the walk to school, he can't put his arms down. Even his freak out fear-crying doesn't faze her. Plus, the tolerance of his bizarre eating habits. Ralphie gets the smothering too, but to a lesser extent ("You'll shoot your eye out!").
* Though she only appears in one scene, Max's mother in ''Film/{{Collateral}}'' had full control over her son despite being confined to a wheel chair.wheelchair. Memorably, she chastises him for bringing her flowers, only to do an about face when he tells her the flowers are from his "friend" Vincent.



* 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 stemed 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 was from [[ComicallyMissingThePoint not pressuring him even harder.]]

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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 stemed stem from the belief that his wife would only love him as long as he succeeded succeeded, like his mom. When Darren felt afraid of playing again, his mother believed his fear was from meant she needed to [[ComicallyMissingThePoint not pressuring pressure him even harder.]]



*** It's also partially due to this behavior that [[TheCaligula Joffrey]] ended up so vicious. Through a combination of obsessively sheltering him from any positive influences, and relentless coddling of his own negative behavior, she ensure that he had the petty stubbornness of a child, with all of her own shortsightedness and cruelty to go with it.

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*** It's also partially due to this behavior that [[TheCaligula Joffrey]] ended up so vicious. Through a combination of obsessively sheltering him from any positive influences, and relentless coddling of his own negative behavior, she ensure ensured that he had the petty stubbornness of a child, with all of her own shortsightedness and cruelty to go with it.



* There is actually a book ''entitled'' My Beloved Smother. It's a mother-daughter case.

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* There is actually a book ''entitled'' My entitled ''My Beloved Smother.Smother''. It's a mother-daughter case.



*** One episode of SVU from Season 2 had Margot Kidder star as the Smother to Chad Lowe's unbalanced son. Turns out that not only was she too controlling, she [[spoiler: turned the relationship sexual]] which would have been bad enough, except that Chad Lowe's character was a bit ''too'' unbalanced and [[spoiler: killed her, then stayed in bed with her very bloodied corpse.]]
*** In another episode in Season 5 an overprotective mother who has convinced her older son to kill his younger brother, because she doesn't want them to go into foster care. She claims that she was protecting them, and considers foster care hellish, but wants nothing more than to control their lives. And then it's revealed that she has an older son whom she abandoned in the foster care system and lied about to the other two. When he shows up again, she completely loses it.

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*** One episode of SVU from Season 2 had Margot Kidder star as the Smother to Chad Lowe's unbalanced son. Turns out that not only was she too controlling, she [[spoiler: turned the relationship sexual]] sexual]]... which would have been bad enough, except that Chad Lowe's character was a bit ''too'' unbalanced and [[spoiler: killed her, then stayed in bed with her very bloodied corpse.]]
*** In another episode in Season 5 5, an overprotective mother who has convinced convinces her older son to kill his younger brother, because she doesn't want them to go into foster care. She claims that she was protecting them, and considers foster care hellish, but wants nothing more than to control their lives. And then it's revealed that she has an even older son whom she abandoned in the foster care system and lied about to the other two. When he shows up again, she completely loses it.



*** In Howard's case, he allows his mother to do this (despite how much it aggravates him sometimes), his father walked out on him and his mom when Howard was just a kid, so Howard decided to always be "her little boy" so she wouldn't feel worthless.

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*** In Howard's case, he allows his mother to do this (despite how much it aggravates him sometimes), because his father walked out on him and his mom when Howard was just a kid, so kid. Howard decided to always be "her little boy" so she wouldn't feel worthless.



** Amy's mother as well, she apparently used to lock her in a "sin closet" as a child. When Amy gets her ears pierced as an adult, she makes Amy sit in Penny's closet.

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** Amy's mother as well, well; she apparently used to lock her in a "sin closet" as a child. When Amy gets her ears pierced as an adult, she makes Amy sit in Penny's closet.
23rd Jul '17 12:21:17 PM CJCroen1393
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** Taken to a frightening degree in "The Trial" when you consider the double meaning of the line "Why'd he ever have to leave me?"

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** Taken to a frightening degree in "The Trial" when you consider the double meaning of the line "Why'd he ever have to leave me?"me?" It's telling that during the film version of the trial, instead of just being ''part'' of the titular wall like the other two characters present, she's depicted as ''becoming'' the wall itself.
15th Jul '17 2:45:23 PM nombretomado
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** In another series by her, EmilyOfNewMoon, Terry's mother loves her son to the point of hating anything that she feels he might love more, even going so far as to poison his dog.

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** In another series by her, EmilyOfNewMoon, ''Literature/EmilyOfNewMoon'', Terry's mother loves her son to the point of hating anything that she feels he might love more, even going so far as to poison his dog.
11th Jul '17 5:33:32 AM StarTropes
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*** In another episode in Season 5 an overprotective mother who has convinced his older son to kill his younger brother, because she doesn't want them to go into foster care. She claims that she was protecting them, and considers foster care hellish, but wants nothing more than to control their lives.

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*** In another episode in Season 5 an overprotective mother who has convinced his her older son to kill his younger brother, because she doesn't want them to go into foster care. She claims that she was protecting them, and considers foster care hellish, but wants nothing more than to control their lives. And then it's revealed that she has an older son whom she abandoned in the foster care system and lied about to the other two. When he shows up again, she completely loses it.
9th Jul '17 3:47:04 PM nombretomado
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* Pike's mum in ''Series/DadsArmy'', who made him wear a scarf whenever he went on parade as a result of his 'croup'. It's implied on several occasions that much of her over-mothering was a desperate attempt to prevent him from being called up to fight in the [[WorldWarII war]].

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* Pike's mum in ''Series/DadsArmy'', who made him wear a scarf whenever he went on parade as a result of his 'croup'. It's implied on several occasions that much of her over-mothering was a desperate attempt to prevent him from being called up to fight in the [[WorldWarII [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII war]].
30th Jun '17 1:15:47 PM zookx1
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* Susan Harper of ''Series/MyFamily'' insists on personal intervention in every aspect of her children's lives. As a result of which, they occasionally go to extreme lengths to keep her away. Fortunately, Janey is very good at it; having kept the identity of her own child's father a secret from her for years and secretly planned her entire wedding ceremony behind her back.
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