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27th Mar '17 9:33:24 PM NOYB
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** Joyce is this, according to Buffy.
27th Mar '17 9:32:39 PM NOYB
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* On ''Series/{{Angel}}'', Phantom Dennis' mother walled him up rather than let him run off & get married. [[spoiler: His spirit destroys her ghost]].

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* On ''Series/{{Angel}}'', Phantom Dennis' Dennis's mother walled him up rather than let him run off & get married. [[spoiler: His spirit destroys her ghost]].
14th Mar '17 7:16:42 PM thatother1dude
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* Hector's mother in ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' controls her son's life to minuscule details to ensure he never feels any strong emotions, including keeping a dissected hamster who she claims "Is just sleeping", censoring a comic book so it looks like a very happy and dull story or making him think incredibly boring jokes are funny (Why did the chicken cross the road? For a very good reason!). Unlike many of the examples of this page, [[JustifiedTrope there's a very good reason for this]]: Hector is a massive {{Kaiju}} and if he gets overwhelmed by anything (like being called "boring") he can easily go on a city-wrecking rampage.

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* Hector's mother in ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' controls her son's life to minuscule details to ensure he never feels any strong emotions, including keeping a dissected desiccated hamster who she claims "Is just sleeping", censoring a comic book so it looks like a very happy and dull story or making him think incredibly boring jokes are funny (Why did the chicken cross the road? For a very good reason!). Unlike many of the examples of this page, [[JustifiedTrope there's a very good reason for this]]: Hector is a massive {{Kaiju}} and if he gets overwhelmed by anything (like being called "boring") he can easily go on a city-wrecking rampage.
14th Mar '17 5:18:50 PM Shadoboy
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has Connie's mother, Dr. Priyanka Maheswaran. Controlling to an arguably abusive extent, forbidding her from watching a medical television show for being unrealistic and coming down very hard on her when she learns Connie lied to her about Steven's family. She controls Connie's day down to the last hour and minute and seems to take pride in knowing exactly what Connie is doing every minute of the day (including snooping on Connie's internet usage). Connie reacts in a very common way children react to controlling parents - [[LockedOutOfTheLoop she locks her mother out of the loop]] and is terrified of her mother finding out the truth.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has Connie's mother, Dr. Priyanka Maheswaran. Controlling to an arguably abusive extent, forbidding her from watching a medical television show for being unrealistic and coming down very hard on her when she learns Connie lied to her about Steven's family. She controls Connie's day down to the last hour and minute and seems to take pride in knowing exactly what Connie is doing every minute of the day (including snooping on Connie's internet usage). Connie reacts in a very common way children react to controlling parents - [[LockedOutOfTheLoop she locks her mother out of the loop]] and is terrified of her mother finding out the truth. At least until the episode "Nightmare Hospital", in which after coming across the corrupted gems and finding out Connie had been dealing with all sorts of weird stuff since meeting Steven and the Gems, it dawns on her that she had been too overbearing and promises to loosen up as long as Connie won't hide important stuff from her.
* Hector's mother in ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' controls her son's life to minuscule details to ensure he never feels any strong emotions, including keeping a dissected hamster who she claims "Is just sleeping", censoring a comic book so it looks like a very happy and dull story or making him think incredibly boring jokes are funny (Why did the chicken cross the road? For a very good reason!). Unlike many of the examples of this page, [[JustifiedTrope there's a very good reason for this]]: Hector is a massive {{Kaiju}} and if he gets overwhelmed by anything (like being called "boring") he can easily go on a city-wrecking rampage.
14th Mar '17 11:01:54 AM DavidDelony
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It is rarer for daughters in fiction to have trouble with the Smother, but not unheard of; if the girl is unlucky enough to have a Smother, then things will be much the same (although rather than actively preventing their children from having a life outside of her, a Smother who has a daughter will usually instead start badgering her about why they aren't married and [[IWantGrandkids providing her with grandchildren]] on a constant basis). With daughters, however, the dominance may sometimes have an edge of competition as well, as ''they'' tend to view their ''own daughters'' as rivals. Smothers of daughters are often ex-{{Alpha Bitch}}es or [[AllGuysWantCheerleaders cheerleaders]] who tend to bully and harass their daughters into following their footsteps as a way of living their past glories through their children.

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It is rarer for daughters in fiction to have trouble with the Smother, but not unheard of; if the girl is unlucky enough to have a Smother, then things will be much the same (although rather than actively preventing their children from having a life outside of her, a Smother who has a daughter will usually instead start badgering her about [[ChristmasCake why they aren't married married]] and [[IWantGrandkids providing her with grandchildren]] on a constant basis). With daughters, however, the dominance may sometimes have an edge of competition as well, as ''they'' tend to view their ''own daughters'' as rivals. Smothers of daughters are often ex-{{Alpha Bitch}}es or [[AllGuysWantCheerleaders cheerleaders]] who tend to bully and harass their daughters into following their footsteps as a way of living their past glories through their children.
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.
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