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15th Oct '16 10:09:13 AM ladyofthelibrary
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:: ''Followed'' by a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown on Armitage, who is only saved when little Yoko re-accepts her as her mom and screams ''Mommy!'' in horror... Armitage pulls a HeroicRROD and CrowningMomentOfAwesome, followed instantly by a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.

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:: ** ''Followed'' by a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown on Armitage, who is only saved when little Yoko re-accepts her as her mom and screams ''Mommy!'' in horror... Armitage pulls a HeroicRROD and CrowningMomentOfAwesome, followed instantly by a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.



* Marie Mjolnir in ''Manga/SoulEater'' is a perky Team Mom to her students. When [[spoiler: traitor Justin Law]] comes to Death City to kill one of them, she frightening and protective figure.

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* Marie Mjolnir in ''Manga/SoulEater'' is a perky Team Mom to her students. When [[spoiler: traitor Justin Law]] comes to Death City to kill one of them, she transforms into a frightening and protective figure.
11th Oct '16 5:52:09 PM Gamermaster
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** Seriously, don't mess with Vivio. In ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs A's]]'', the season before ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers StrikerS]]'', Nanoha loads three cartridges into Raising Heart as a prelude to blasting an [[EldritchAbomination Eldrich Abomination]] that has a habit of destroying entire worlds; just before she lets all hell loose on the poor sap who kidnapped Vivio, she loads '''five'''- then slaps in a second clip. The results are satisfyingly explosive.

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** Seriously, don't mess with Vivio. In ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs A's]]'', the season before ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers StrikerS]]'', Nanoha loads three cartridges into Raising Heart as a prelude to blasting an [[EldritchAbomination Eldrich Abomination]] that has a habit of destroying entire worlds; just before she lets all hell loose on the poor sap who kidnapped Vivio, she loads '''five'''- '''[[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill five]]'''- then slaps in a second clip. The results are satisfyingly explosive.
5th Oct '16 7:32:12 PM creader
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* In ''Anime/{{Witchblade}}'' Rihoko's biological mother Reina Soho sacrifices her life to protect Rihoko from Maria, a psychotic Neogene. Also, Rihok's adoptive mother Masane Amaha [[spoiler: sacrifices her life in order to destroy the Witchblade in order to ensure that Rihoko will not become the Witchblade's next host. ]]

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* In ''Anime/{{Witchblade}}'' Rihoko's biological mother Reina Soho sacrifices her life to protect Rihoko from Maria, a psychotic Neogene. Also, Rihok's Rihoko's adoptive mother Masane Amaha [[spoiler: sacrifices her life in order to destroy the Witchblade in order to ensure that Rihoko will not become the Witchblade's next host. ]]
22nd Mar '16 9:00:25 AM matteste
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* ''{{Shiki}}'' gives us a couple of darker takes on this trope. The more straightforward is Chizuko Murasako, sister-in-law to [[JerkassWoobie Masao Murasako]], who eagerly takes up the mantle of killing vampires once they learn that [[spoiler: they're the ones who killed her son]], and who even [[spoiler: ''kills Masao'' when he comes to her begging for help at the end (having become a vampire sometime previously)]]. Then there's Motoko Maeda, [[spoiler: who is driven into deep insanity as her children are picked off one by one, and eventually retaliates by ''burning down the entire village!'']] ''Shiki'' being ''[[GreyAndGrayMorality Shi]][[HumansAreTheRealMonsters ki]]'', neither one is a truly heroic character, though both are fairly sympathetic as these things go.

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* ''{{Shiki}}'' ''Manga/{{Shiki}}'' gives us a couple of darker takes on this trope. The more straightforward is Chizuko Murasako, sister-in-law to [[JerkassWoobie Masao Murasako]], who eagerly takes up the mantle of killing vampires once they learn that [[spoiler: they're the ones who killed her son]], and who even [[spoiler: ''kills Masao'' when he comes to her begging for help at the end (having become a vampire sometime previously)]]. Then there's Motoko Maeda, [[spoiler: who is driven into deep insanity as her children are picked off one by one, and eventually retaliates by ''burning down the entire village!'']] ''Shiki'' being ''[[GreyAndGrayMorality Shi]][[HumansAreTheRealMonsters ki]]'', neither one is a truly heroic character, though both are fairly sympathetic as these things go.
2nd Feb '16 8:42:46 PM Gamermaster
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** As of 547, [[spoiler: we have another one in the form of Gaara's mother Karura. She was determined to protect her son, enough so that ''dying'' wasn't enough to stop her. Remember ow Gaara said that he believed his sand was commanded by his mother's spirit? It turns out that '''he was right'''.]]

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** As of 547, [[spoiler: we have another one in the form of Gaara's mother Karura. She was determined to protect her son, enough so that ''dying'' wasn't enough to stop her. Remember ow how Gaara said that he believed his sand was commanded by his mother's spirit? It turns out that '''he was right'''.]]
17th Dec '15 7:57:37 AM rafi
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* ''Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren'': Tifa Lockhart may not be Marlene and Denzel's biological mother, but woe betide you if you threaten them with her around. There's a reason she's the BareFistedMonk of AVALANCHE.



* A literal example of a Mama Wolf would be Moro, the [[PhysicalGod wolf-god]] from ''Anime/PrincessMononoke''. Her [[HappilyAdopted daughter]], San, may be human, but Moro loves her just as much as her wolf sons. [[spoiler:Moro summons the strength to rip San out of the grasp of a [[EldritchAbomination demon]], despite being at death's door and her hindquarters being paralyzed]].
16th Dec '15 11:42:43 AM rafi
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* ''Anime/ArmitageIII, Dual Matrix''. The ''entire movie'' is Naomi Armitage having one giant MamaBear moment (And [[BattleCouple her partner and lover]] Ross Sylibus makes an impressive PapaWolf to back her up). To really drive home just how far Armitage goes with this: she gets hammered up and down by various 'bots and things unto being torn apart multiple times, her daughter Yoko discovers her mother is a robot[[spoiler: by seeing her metal skeleton through a cut-wide-open shoulder]] and reacts with the prejudicial horror any child in that universe would feel, jerking away from Armitage and hiding behind Ross [[spoiler: after Armitage has been badly injured by two clones of her with razor blades on murder-skates.]] Armitage swallows her tears, turns and goes to fight [[spoiler: the clones]] again, ''knowing'' it's a fight she almost certainly can't win. At the end of the film, one of [[spoiler: the clones]] is holding Yoko by the throat. Armitage, beaten and weary unto near unconsciousness, staggers up behind the thing and manages to grip its shoulder, and utters a line that exemplifies this trope.
-->'''Armitage:''' Let...Let go of my daughter, you bitch!
:: ''Followed'' by a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown on Armitage, who is only saved when little Yoko re-accepts her as her mom and screams ''Mommy!'' in horror... Armitage pulls a HeroicRROD and CrowningMomentOfAwesome, followed instantly by a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.
* ''{{Manga/Berserk}}''.
** After having been through a very horrific ordeal during the Great Eclipse that ended with her going completely insane, Casca has the mentality of a 2-year-old child and can't take care of herself. Right after the Eclipse, she [[spoiler: miscarries the baby she was pregnant with due to the extreme trauma that she suffered]] but it turns out to be [[FetusTerrible tainted with evil]] as a result of [[spoiler:what Griffith, in his newly-incarnated demonic form of Femto, did to her]]. Guts, [[spoiler: the father of the child]] who is there, [[OffingTheOffspring immediately tries to kill it]], but Casca, through a surprising act of maternal instinct, tries to protect the child, before it disappears by daybreak. Poor Casca is then left screaming and crying in grief, which leaves even Guts in a [[TearJerker moment of despair.]]
** The Child makes several more appearances to its mother [[ParentsInDistress in order to protect her.]] After another series of unfortunate events, the Child makes his first human appearance, [[BadassAdorable which is far less appalling.]] He has taken a liking to both Casca and Guts, but Casca, in another surprising twist, acts very motherly toward him and is fiercely protective of him, not allowing anyone to touch the Child.
* ''Manga/BitterVirgin''. When Hinako's mother realizes that her daughter's (second) pregnancy was the result of rape, and that the rapist is [[ParentalIncest her own second husband]], the next time she sees him she chases him out of the house with a knife.
** Noticeable in that [[AdultsAreUseless Mrs. Aikawa had been in huge denial for a long time]], convincing herself that [[ReallyGetsAround Hinako had been fooling around]] and treating her badly because of her first pregnancy (which ended in a ConvenientMiscarriage). But once there was absolutely ''no'' way to hide from the truth, Mrs. Aikawa confronted Hinako's abuser full-on. Knife included.
* In ''Manga/BlackLagoon''...For the love of any deity you believe in, do ''not'' harm any of [[MagnificentBitch Balalaika's]] subordinates. If you do, she will '''hunt. you. down'''. Some may see that as twisted, but others may see that as [[MoralityPet what proves she's still human]]: those men ''are all she has anymore'', so [[AFatherToHisMen she protects them fiercely]] and will NOT let any harm to them pass. Proved when [[spoiler: she engineers the traps that get Hansel and Gretel ultimately dead, and as Hansel talks to her and then bleeds to death when she has his arm and leg pretty much blown off, she keeps mentioning the reason why she's doing so: to punish the Vampire Twins for blowing up one of her soldiers, then horribly torturing another to death, ''and'' then mocking their deaths in front of her.]]
** And Balalaika's quite reasonable and easy to deal with, compared to the Lovelace family {{Meido}}s, [[spoiler: Rosarita Cisneros aka]] Roberta and Fabiola Iglesias. If you, the gods forbid, kidnap or harm a Lovelace, either or both of them will '''come. for. you.''' Roberta's explicitly compared to the [[ImplacableMan Terminator]], and later on [[spoiler:shoots her way through a group of US Special Forces, singlehandedly]]. Fabiola's not ''quite'' as formidable as her mentor, but [[BadassAdorable she's still nobody to trifle with]], and may be going the same way (if, you know, less psychotic than Roberta).
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
** An interesting example of this trait being applied to a ''villain'' comes from [[TokenGoodTeammate Tia Halibel]], the third Espada. Unlike most of the arrancars, who love violence and don't give a damn about their comrades and subordinates, Halibel strongly believes in her TrueCompanions and ThePowerOfFriendship, having a very tight bond with her three subordinates. While Halibel doesn't typically fight often or very hard, when her three fraccion are in danger, she goes into a state of TranquilFury and shows ''why'' she's ranked as the third strongest in Aizen's army. Halibel's aspect of death is Sacrifice because of her willingness to sacrifice herself for her friends, but also because they're equally willing to sacrifice for her.
** Ichigo reveals early in the manga that his MissingMom gave her life to save him from a hollow. [[spoiler: Subverted. Masaki was such a powerful Quincy, the hollow was absolutely no threat to her at all and she would have played the trope ''completely'' straight for Ichigo. Her power was [[ThePurge stolen]] in the middle of the fight by the [[TheEmperor Quincy King]], rendering her suddenly powerless. Instead of curbstomping the hollow, she was killed by it - while still trying to shield Ichigo despite having lost her powers.]]
** Retsu Unohana's angry stare can terrify even the [[BloodKnight 11th Division]] enough to stop bullying her squad. [[spoiler: It's revealed she is the ''progenitor'' of the 11th Division when she trains her old protegè and rival Zaraki. She fights to the death to make sure Zaraki achieves his potential and it's both terrifying and CreepyAwesome to watch her fight.]]
* ''Manga/{{Bokurano}}''. Never EVER threaten or bully Kana Ushiro near to Maki Anou. She might not be her relative, but she'll still do her best to drive you away from here.
* Teresa of the Faint Smile in ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'', after adopting Clare, breaks the taboo against killing humans after bandits raid the town where she left the little Clare, and refuses to accept the organization's punishment in order to stay with her.
** Clarice ends up being one to Miata, despite the fact that, as the weakest Claymore, anything Miata can't defeat she ''certainly'' can't defeat. Nonetheless, she still stands up to protect her.
%%* And then there's Misae Nohara from ''Manga/CrayonShinChan''. Poor Shinnosuke, poor Hiroshi!
* Rem of ''Manga/DeathNote'' falls under this trope; having sworn to protect Misa after Gelus, another Shinigami, died doing so, she acts as a guardian of sorts and threatens to kill Light if he brings her harm. [[spoiler:Eventually he uses her protectiveness against her, and forces her to sacrifice her life to kill L and Watari in order to save Misa.]]



* In ''[[Anime/{{Iczer}} Fight! Iczer-One]]'', when the title character and her partner Nagisa are getting their butts kicked in a mecha battle against Iczer-Two, Sayoko (the little girl whom Nagisa met and decided to protect in the previous episode) tries to encourage them. Iczer-Two, in annoyance, responds by ''[[MoralEventHorizon stepping on poor Sayoko with her mecha]]''. Nagisa's resulting fury gives her mecha a massive power up, and she and Iczer-One proceed to wipe the floor with their opponents. [[spoiler:Afterward, it turns out Sayoko was protected by the bracelet Iczer-One gave Nagisa (who in turn gave it to her), and thus survived.]]
* ''Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren'': Tifa Lockhart may not be Marlene and Denzel's biological mother, but woe betide you if you threaten them with her around. There's a reason she's the BareFistedMonk of AVALANCHE.
* In ''Manga/FruitsBasket'', we have Kyoko Honda, Tohru's mom. She was in a gang before her marriage to Katsuya, and while we never get to see her in action, it's heavily implied that she wouldn't think twice about reverting to her darker days to protect her daughter. Now Tohru's friend Arisa, who greatly admired Kyoko [[spoiler: and once was saved by her]], steps in to be the MamaBear; her other friend, Saki, friend is like that too, even more so than Arisa as she scares the SHIT out of the AlphaBitch and her GirlPosse if they try to bully Tohru when she's near.
** When Tohru was a little girl, she once went missing. As [[spoiler: Yuki]] can testify, Kyoko was so worried and upset at how the police couldn't find her daughter that she was seriously about to ''beat the shit out of a policeman'' if he didn't find her in time.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':
** [[BadassTeacher Izumi]] is practically Ed and Al's second mother. She barges into Greed's hideout to rescue Al after taking down one of the homunculus' cronies. Add to that her furious introduction and, well...they learned why it's an extremely bad idea to piss off one of the most {{Badass}} characters in the ''[[WorldOfBadass entire story.]]''
** Olivier Mila Armstrong may be a JerkAss SocialDarwinist, [[HiddenHeartOfGold but one of her]] {{Berserk Button}}s [[AFatherToHisMen is to see her subordinates in danger.]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/OMA-MamaBear.jpg Lampshaded in this screenshot!]]



* In ''Manga/{{Gokusen}}'' The Rookie Teacher Yankumi is this to Her students, even coins the phrase, "Mess with My Kids I...Will ...Kick ....Your ...ASS!!"
* ''Manga/HajimeNoIppo'' actually featured a very literal MamaBear that tries to kill Takamura. It doesn't end well...''For the bear''.
* ''Anime/HareGuu''. Amazingly, (but awesomely) [[spoiler: Weda, with the bank robbers]]



* Ishida's mother in ''Manga/KoeNoKatachi'' goes MamaBear on ''him'' when she connects the dots, his oddly cleaned room, his sudden lack of possessions, the ripped in half calender marking down to the day when he without reason left a huge bundle of money by her bedside... and realized her son had been planning to commit suicide. She absolutely rips into him, screaming to high heaven at him for even thinking of doing so and completely freaks out Ishida.



* ''Anime/{{Madlax}}'': What ever you do; '''DO. NOT. EVER.''' lay a finger on Margaret. Unless you really ''like'' getting the snot kicked out of you by her NinjaMaid Elenore.
* In ''Anime/MagiLabyrinthOfMagic'', when [[spoiler: the Medium]] seriously injured her [[BigBrotherAttraction beloved brother]] Kouen and her close friend Alibaba, the normally naive and child-like [[BadassPrincess Kou]][[LadyofWar gyoku]] [[http://www.mangaeden.com/en-manga/magi---labyrinth-of-magic/191/15/ loses]] [[http://www.mangaeden.com/en-manga/magi---labyrinth-of-magic/191/16/ it]].
-->"What the HELL did you do to my brother and my friend, YOU MONSTER?!"



* In ''Manga/ShamanKing'', the spirit moving the Golem turns out to be Redseb and Seyram Munzer's mother. It is unknown why she only appears to respond to Seyram's commands, and the cause of her death is rumoured to be related to the creation of the Golem, as she is clearly dead by the time the children's father was killed. However, even when [[spoiler: her children's bodies have been destroyed and only ''their'' spirits remain]], she activates the Golem on her own to try to prevent [[spoiler: Hao from feeding Seyram's soul to SOF]]. It is shown that when Hao voices this realisation, Redseb at least was not aware of their mother's presence.
--> '''Hao''': Impressive. Even in death, a mother fights to protect her children.
* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'': Although she was always an ActionGirl, Yoko Littner never seemed to actually get ''angry'' at an enemy and go ItsPersonal... until, some time after she took up a job as a [[HotTeacher school teacher]], two [[HumongousMecha mech-driving]] beastmen make the ''very'' dumb decision to pillage her school and threaten her students. Cue the LockAndLoadMontage, followed by the biggest asswhooping of the century.
-->'''Yoko''': [[http://yokoandallthatstuff.tumblr.com/post/18022693991 School's out. YOU FAIL.]]
* In ''[[Anime/{{Iczer}} Fight! Iczer-One]]'', when the title character and her partner Nagisa are getting their butts kicked in a mecha battle against Iczer-Two, Sayoko (the little girl whom Nagisa met and decided to protect in the previous episode) tries to encourage them. Iczer-Two, in annoyance, responds by ''[[MoralEventHorizon stepping on poor Sayoko with her mecha]]''. Nagisa's resulting fury gives her mecha a massive power up, and she and Iczer-One proceed to wipe the floor with their opponents. [[spoiler:Afterward, it turns out Sayoko was protected by the bracelet Iczer-One gave Nagisa (who in turn gave it to her), and thus survived.]]
* Mrs. Delia Ketchum of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' would be a more prominent example if Pallet Town was focused on more often. The one time in which her home was threatened, though, she proved to be a formidable force, scaring off Team Rocket and getting a Mr. Mime (her current housekeeping Pokemon) to boot.
** Also, there's the pivotal role she had in ''Anime/{{Pokemon 3}}: Spell of the Unown''. Delia may have not taken physical action, but she was a {{Guile Hero}}ine who became a key player in [[spoiler:helping the emotionally fragile Molly, who had [[KidWithTheLeash the legendary Pokemon Entei's leash]], come back to her senses, which would be vital to controlling the damage made later]].
** Another example: in the [[Anime/PokemonZoroarkMasterOfIllusions 13th movie]], Zoroark is one of these. She apparently has such extreme motherly instincts that she can FEEL Zorua getting kicked around, and promptly gets so pissed off that she (in roughly the following order): punches her way out of a thick metal box that gives her a nasty shock every time she touches the walls (a box that she's been trying and failing to escape for the past half-hour of the movie or so), fights the Legendary Beasts to a standstill on her own, and then utterly trounces Kodai without laying so much as a claw on him.
** To make it even more impressive, Zoroark isn't even a Legendary Pokemon and yet she managed all that. On top of that, Kodai can see the future and she outwitted him completely.
** One of the DP episodes featured a Froslass that took Meowth and Dawn's Piplup hostage to get Ash, Dawn, and Brock to help her find her missing Snorunt child, who had been kidnapped by a Pokémon poacher.
** In the Johto series, a Tyranitar was seen trying to protect her Larvitar child twice, even going as far as attacking Ash and his friends when they showed up to return Larvitar.
** Whether Lugia fits this Trope or PapaWolf better [[AmbiguousGender is uncertain]], but it was one or the other when Team Rocket member Dr. Namba tried to kidnap its child to lure it into his clutches and capture both of them. Lugia itself wasn't able to take revenge against Namba, but for the heroes - and [[EnemyMine James, Jesse, and Meowth, who sided with them]] - trying to help it turned Lugia into an AndroclesLion for them.
** The Kangaskhan as a whole. They are very protective of their children and will attack anyone who threatens them.
** Tommy's mother was very upset that her husband dropped their child, even though he wore a parachute and was saved by the Kangaskhan.
* Teresa of the Faint Smile in ''{{Claymore}}'', after adopting Clare, breaks the taboo against killing humans after bandits raid the town where she left the little Clare, and refuses to accept the organization's punishment in order to stay with her.
** Clarice ends up being one to Miata, despite the fact that, as the weakest Claymore, anything Miata can't defeat she ''certainly'' can't defeat. Nonetheless, she still stands up to protect her.
* ''TsubasaReservoirChronicle''. [[spoiler:Clone/Mother Sakura.]] BigDamnHeroes with her PapaWolf husband.
** Also, a rare male example, Fai. Don't mess with his Little Kitty or you can go and count your bones. Guess who the PapaWolf role falls to. Right, [[BattleCouple Kurogane]]
* ''Manga/BitterVirgin''. When Hinako's mother realizes that her daughter's (second) pregnancy was the result of rape, and that the rapist is [[ParentalIncest her own second husband]], the next time she sees him she chases him out of the house with a knife.
** Noticeable in that [[AdultsAreUseless Mrs. Aikawa had been in huge denial for a long time]], convincing herself that [[ReallyGetsAround Hinako had been fooling around]] and treating her badly because of her first pregnancy (which ended in a ConvenientMiscarriage). But once there was absolutely ''no'' way to hide from the truth, Mrs. Aikawa confronted Hinako's abuser full-on. Knife included.

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* In ''Manga/ShamanKing'', the spirit moving the Golem turns out to be Redseb ''Anime/MawaruPenguindrum'': Chiemi Takakura, like her husband [[PapaWolf Kenzan]], loves and Seyram Munzer's mother. It is unknown why she only appears to respond to Seyram's commands, and the cause of her death is rumoured to be related to the creation of the Golem, as she is clearly dead by the time the children's father was killed. However, even when [[spoiler: her children's bodies have been destroyed and only ''their'' spirits remain]], she activates the Golem on her own to try to prevent [[spoiler: Hao from feeding Seyram's soul to SOF]]. It is shown that when Hao voices this realisation, Redseb at least was not aware of their mother's presence.
--> '''Hao''': Impressive. Even in death, a mother fights to protect her children.
* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'': Although she was always an ActionGirl, Yoko Littner never seemed to actually get ''angry'' at an enemy and go ItsPersonal... until, some time after she took up a job as a [[HotTeacher school teacher]], two [[HumongousMecha mech-driving]] beastmen make the
cares ''very'' dumb decision to pillage deeply for her school kids. In episode 9 she's seen [[spoiler: shielding her daughter Himari]] without hesitation when [[spoiler: a huge mirror falls on her]]; for that, Chiemi [[spoiler: sustained severe cuts in her face and threaten her students. Cue the LockAndLoadMontage, followed by the biggest asswhooping arms]] and had to be hospitalized.
* [[ActionGirl Balsa]]
of the century.
-->'''Yoko''': [[http://yokoandallthatstuff.tumblr.com/post/18022693991 School's out. YOU FAIL.
''Anime/MoribitoGuardianOfTheSpirit'' may be [[ShelteredAristocrat Chagum's]] bodyguard, but when she said she would protect him, she meant it. [[BladeOnAStick That spear just isn't for show you know.]]
* In ''[[Anime/{{Iczer}} Fight! Iczer-One]]'', [[spoiler: Kushina Uzumaki]] from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' is confirmed as one when she finally appears and [[spoiler: completely chains the title character and Kyuubi, which she once was the host for, for the sake of her partner Nagisa are getting their butts kicked in a mecha battle against Iczer-Two, Sayoko (the little girl whom Nagisa met and decided to protect in son Naruto aka the previous episode) tries to encourage them. Iczer-Two, in annoyance, responds by ''[[MoralEventHorizon stepping on poor Sayoko with her mecha]]''. Nagisa's resulting fury gives her mecha a massive power up, and she and Iczer-One proceed to wipe the floor with their opponents. [[spoiler:Afterward, it turns out Sayoko was protected by the bracelet Iczer-One gave Nagisa (who in turn gave it to her), and thus survived.actual host.]]
* Mrs. Delia Ketchum of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' would be a ** And then when the Nine Tails tries to kill Naruto, [[spoiler: she (and [[PapaWolf Minato]]) shield him by LETTING THE FOX IMPALE THEM WITH ITS CLAWS.]]
*** Oh, it's much
more prominent example if Pallet Town was focused on more often. The one time in which her home was threatened, though, than that. [[spoiler: When she proved to be a formidable force, scaring off Team Rocket realizes that their bodies alone won't stop the Kyuubi, Kushina reaches out and getting a Mr. Mime (her current housekeeping Pokemon) to boot.
** Also, there's the pivotal role she had in ''Anime/{{Pokemon 3}}: Spell
''grabs hold of the Unown''. Delia may have not taken physical action, but she was a {{Guile Hero}}ine who became a key player in [[spoiler:helping claw, physically stopping it through sheer force of will.'' This thing is much too big for even ''Tsunade'' to lift, and Kushina is at the emotionally fragile Molly, who had [[KidWithTheLeash the legendary Pokemon Entei's leash]], come back to her senses, which would be vital to controlling the damage made later]].
** Another example: in the [[Anime/PokemonZoroarkMasterOfIllusions 13th movie]], Zoroark is one of these. She apparently has such extreme motherly instincts that she can FEEL Zorua getting kicked around, and promptly gets so pissed off that she (in roughly the following order): punches her way out of a thick metal box that gives her a nasty shock every time she touches the walls (a box that
weakest she's ever been trying and failing to escape for the past half-hour of the movie or so), fights the Legendary Beasts to a standstill on in her own, and life. She then utterly trounces Kodai without laying so much as a claw on him.
** To make
proceeds to ''[[BadAss taunt Minato by saying if the father can die for his son the mother can do it even more impressive, Zoroark isn't even a Legendary Pokemon and yet she managed all that. On top better.]]'']]
** As
of that, Kodai can see 547, [[spoiler: we have another one in the future and she outwitted him completely.
** One
form of the DP episodes featured a Froslass that took Meowth and Dawn's Piplup hostage to get Ash, Dawn, and Brock to help her find her missing Snorunt child, who had been kidnapped by a Pokémon poacher.
** In the Johto series, a Tyranitar
Gaara's mother Karura. She was seen trying determined to protect her Larvitar child twice, even going as far as attacking Ash and his friends when they showed up to return Larvitar.
** Whether Lugia fits this Trope or PapaWolf better [[AmbiguousGender is uncertain]], but it was one or the other when Team Rocket member Dr. Namba tried to kidnap its child to lure it into his clutches and capture both of them. Lugia itself
son, enough so that ''dying'' wasn't able enough to take revenge against Namba, but for the heroes - and [[EnemyMine James, Jesse, and Meowth, who sided with them]] - trying to help it turned Lugia into an AndroclesLion for them.
** The Kangaskhan as a whole. They are very protective of their children and will attack anyone who threatens them.
** Tommy's mother was very upset
stop her. Remember ow Gaara said that her husband dropped their child, even though he wore a parachute and believed his sand was saved commanded by the Kangaskhan.
* Teresa of the Faint Smile in ''{{Claymore}}'', after adopting Clare, breaks the taboo against killing humans after bandits raid the town where she left the little Clare, and refuses to accept the organization's punishment in order to stay with her.
** Clarice ends up being one to Miata, despite the fact that, as the weakest Claymore, anything Miata can't defeat she ''certainly'' can't defeat. Nonetheless, she still stands up to protect her.
* ''TsubasaReservoirChronicle''. [[spoiler:Clone/Mother Sakura.]] BigDamnHeroes with her PapaWolf husband.
** Also, a rare male example, Fai. Don't mess with
his Little Kitty or you can go and count your bones. Guess who the PapaWolf role falls to. Right, [[BattleCouple Kurogane]]
* ''Manga/BitterVirgin''. When Hinako's mother realizes
mother's spirit? It turns out that '''he was right'''.]]
** Several years later, in ''Manga/NarutoGaiden'', a ''[[DissonantSerenity very]]'' [[DissonantSerenity angry]] [[CombatMedic Sakura]] [[ActionMom Haruno]] uses
her daughter's (second) pregnancy SuperStrength to punch out an enemy who was the result of rape, about to harm her and Sasuke's daughter Sarada, injuring him so much that the rapist is [[ParentalIncest her own second husband]], the next time she sees him she chases him out of the house with a knife.
** Noticeable in that [[AdultsAreUseless Mrs. Aikawa had been in huge denial for a long time]], convincing herself that [[ReallyGetsAround Hinako had been fooling around]] and treating her badly because of her first pregnancy (which ended in a ConvenientMiscarriage). But once there was absolutely ''no'' way to hide from the truth, Mrs. Aikawa confronted Hinako's abuser full-on. Knife included.
he needed an organ transplant.



* ''OnePiece'' gives us Bellemere, who when given the choice to buy her life or those of her daughters, offered hers in HeroicSacrifice to ensure Nami and Nojiko weren't killed by Arlong. Even more when you realize that it wasn't until after this proclamation that the bad guys even knew about her daughters [[spoiler:who aren't actually her blood. She adopted the girls when Nami was still an infant and Nojiko just barely a toddler, and ultimately decided she would have rather died than pretend she had no daughters in order to spare her own life.]]

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* ''OnePiece'' gives us ''Manga/OnePiece'':
**
Bellemere, who when given the choice to buy her life or those of her daughters, offered hers in HeroicSacrifice to ensure Nami and Nojiko weren't killed by Arlong. Even more when you realize that it wasn't until after this proclamation that the bad guys even knew about her daughters [[spoiler:who aren't actually her blood. She adopted the girls when Nami was still an infant and Nojiko just barely a toddler, and ultimately decided she would have rather died than pretend she had no daughters in order to spare her own life.]]



** Despite having been an IllGirl, Kaya is this towards Usopp's pirates. When they were cornered by Django, she threatened to kill herself if he harmed them in any way, both of them knowing that she hadn't written the will that proclaimed [[EvilAllAlong her butler]] would get her fortune after her death. Django relents.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':
** [[BadassTeacher Izumi]] is practically Ed and Al's second mother. She barges into Greed's hideout to rescue Al after taking down one of the homunculus' cronies. Add to that her furious introduction and, well...they learned why it's an extremely bad idea to piss off one of the most {{Badass}} characters in the ''[[WorldOfBadass entire story.]]''
** Olivier Mila Armstrong may be a JerkAss SocialDarwinist, [[HiddenHeartOfGold but one of her]] {{Berserk Button}}s [[AFatherToHisMen is to see her subordinates in danger.]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/OMA-MamaBear.jpg Lampshaded in this screenshot!]]
* And then there's Misae Nohara from ''Manga/CrayonShinChan''. Poor Shinnosuke, poor Hiroshi!
* ''Anime/ArmitageIII, Dual Matrix''. The ''entire movie'' is Naomi Armitage having one giant MamaBear moment (And [[BattleCouple her partner and lover]] Ross Sylibus makes an impressive PapaWolf to back her up). To really drive home just how far Armitage goes with this: she gets hammered up and down by various 'bots and things unto being torn apart multiple times, her daughter Yoko discovers her mother is a robot[[spoiler: by seeing her metal skeleton through a cut-wide-open shoulder]] and reacts with the prejudicial horror any child in that universe would feel, jerking away from Armitage and hiding behind Ross [[spoiler: after Armitage has been badly injured by two clones of her with razor blades on murder-skates.]] Armitage swallows her tears, turns and goes to fight [[spoiler: the clones]] again, ''knowing'' it's a fight she almost certainly can't win. At the end of the film, one of [[spoiler: the clones]] is holding Yoko by the throat. Armitage, beaten and weary unto near unconsciousness, staggers up behind the thing and manages to grip its shoulder, and utters a line that exemplifies this trope.
-->'''Armitage:''' Let...Let go of my daughter, you bitch!
:: ''Followed'' by a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown on Armitage, who is only saved when little Yoko re-accepts her as her mom and screams ''Mommy!'' in horror... Armitage pulls a HeroicRROD and CrowningMomentOfAwesome, followed instantly by a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.

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** Despite having been an IllGirl, Kaya * In ''Anime/PlasticMemories'', Kazuki is this towards Usopp's pirates. When they were cornered by Django, she threatened toward Isla. She is very angry at their section chief when he suggests pairing Tsukasa and Isla up together and is quite vocal in her opposition to kill herself if he harmed them in any way, both of them knowing that she hadn't written letting Isla back out into the will that proclaimed [[EvilAllAlong her butler]] would get her fortune field so quickly. She also scolds Tsukasa after her death. Django relents.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':
** [[BadassTeacher Izumi]] is practically Ed and Al's second mother. She barges into Greed's hideout
his first job resulted in complaints filed against them due to rescue Al after taking down one of the homunculus' cronies. Add to that her furious introduction and, well...they learned why it's an extremely bad idea to piss off one of the most {{Badass}} characters Isla destroying a trash can in the ''[[WorldOfBadass entire story.]]''
** Olivier Mila Armstrong may
first episode.
* Mrs. Delia Ketchum of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' would
be a JerkAss SocialDarwinist, [[HiddenHeartOfGold but more prominent example if Pallet Town was focused on more often. The one of her]] {{Berserk Button}}s [[AFatherToHisMen is to see time in which her subordinates in danger.]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/OMA-MamaBear.jpg Lampshaded in this screenshot!]]
* And then
home was threatened, though, she proved to be a formidable force, scaring off Team Rocket and getting a Mr. Mime (her current housekeeping Pokemon) to boot.
** Also,
there's Misae Nohara from ''Manga/CrayonShinChan''. Poor Shinnosuke, poor Hiroshi!
* ''Anime/ArmitageIII, Dual Matrix''. The ''entire movie''
the pivotal role she had in ''Anime/{{Pokemon 3}}: Spell of the Unown''. Delia may have not taken physical action, but she was a {{Guile Hero}}ine who became a key player in [[spoiler:helping the emotionally fragile Molly, who had [[KidWithTheLeash the legendary Pokemon Entei's leash]], come back to her senses, which would be vital to controlling the damage made later]].
** Another example: in the [[Anime/PokemonZoroarkMasterOfIllusions 13th movie]], Zoroark
is Naomi Armitage having one giant MamaBear moment (And [[BattleCouple of these. She apparently has such extreme motherly instincts that she can FEEL Zorua getting kicked around, and promptly gets so pissed off that she (in roughly the following order): punches her partner way out of a thick metal box that gives her a nasty shock every time she touches the walls (a box that she's been trying and lover]] Ross Sylibus makes an impressive failing to escape for the past half-hour of the movie or so), fights the Legendary Beasts to a standstill on her own, and then utterly trounces Kodai without laying so much as a claw on him.
** To make it even more impressive, Zoroark isn't even a Legendary Pokemon and yet she managed all that. On top of that, Kodai can see the future and she outwitted him completely.
** One of the DP episodes featured a Froslass that took Meowth and Dawn's Piplup hostage to get Ash, Dawn, and Brock to help her find her missing Snorunt child, who had been kidnapped by a Pokémon poacher.
** In the Johto series, a Tyranitar was seen trying to protect her Larvitar child twice, even going as far as attacking Ash and his friends when they showed up to return Larvitar.
** Whether Lugia fits this Trope or
PapaWolf better [[AmbiguousGender is uncertain]], but it was one or the other when Team Rocket member Dr. Namba tried to back kidnap its child to lure it into his clutches and capture both of them. Lugia itself wasn't able to take revenge against Namba, but for the heroes - and [[EnemyMine James, Jesse, and Meowth, who sided with them]] - trying to help it turned Lugia into an AndroclesLion for them.
** The Kangaskhan as a whole. They are very protective of their children and will attack anyone who threatens them.
** Tommy's mother was very upset that
her up). To really drive home husband dropped their child, even though he wore a parachute and was saved by the Kangaskhan.
* A literal example of a Mama Wolf would be Moro, the [[PhysicalGod wolf-god]] from ''Anime/PrincessMononoke''. Her [[HappilyAdopted daughter]], San, may be human, but Moro loves her
just how far Armitage goes with this: she gets hammered up and down by various 'bots and things unto as much as her wolf sons. [[spoiler:Moro summons the strength to rip San out of the grasp of a [[EldritchAbomination demon]], despite being torn apart multiple times, at death's door and her hindquarters being paralyzed]].
* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion'', CoolBigSis Mami Tomoe doesn't seem to have TakenALevelInBadass at first... but then Homura kidnaps her friend Bebe [[spoiler:(because she thinks Nagisa/Bebe is the witch controlling the labyrinth)]]. Mami somehow saw this coming, had attached a ribbon to Homura so she couldn't escape via TimeStandsStill, and proceeds to fight the heavily-armed TimeMaster to a draw. [[spoiler:Wait, no, Mami wins easily, because she did all that with ''a clone of herself made of ribbons'' which suddenly engulfs Homura when she finally lands a hit on "Mami".]]
* In ''Manga/PrivatePrince'', [[ApronMatron Kyouko Sakuragawa]] is [[AlmightyMom nagging and all]], but when
her daughter Yoko discovers her mother is a robot[[spoiler: by seeing her metal skeleton through a cut-wide-open shoulder]] and reacts with the prejudicial horror any child in that universe would feel, jerking away from Armitage and hiding behind Ross lead character Miyako goes into a massive HeroicBSOD [[spoiler: after Armitage has been badly injured by two clones of because she thinks Will will not fulfill his promise to marry her with razor blades on murder-skates.]] Armitage swallows and that severely adds up [[GrowingUpSucks to her tears, turns already present emotional turmoil]] ]], Kyouko not only lets her return home without any questions, but doesn't hesitate to [[WhatTheHellHero call the culprit out and goes kick him outta the ryokan]] to fight protect Miyako's currently non-existant emotional stability. She's doing this to someone who's royalty, and it could get her potentially in LOTS of trouble. [[spoiler: the clones]] again, ''knowing'' it's a fight she almost certainly can't win. At the end of the film, one of [[spoiler: the clones]] is holding Yoko by the throat. Armitage, beaten and weary unto near unconsciousness, staggers Too bad he wanted to clear all up behind the thing and manages back then, so Miyako's dad has to grip its shoulder, and utters a line that exemplifies this trope.
-->'''Armitage:''' Let...Let go of my daughter, you bitch!
:: ''Followed'' by a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown on Armitage, who is only saved when little Yoko re-accepts her as her mom and screams ''Mommy!'' in horror... Armitage pulls a HeroicRROD and CrowningMomentOfAwesome, followed instantly by a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.
fix it up.]]



* ''Anime/{{Madlax}}'': What ever you do; '''DO. NOT. EVER.''' lay a finger on Margaret. Unless you really ''like'' getting the snot kicked out of you by her NinjaMaid Elenore.
* In ''Manga/BlackLagoon''...For the love of any deity you believe in, do ''not'' harm any of [[MagnificentBitch Balalaika's]] subordinates. If you do, she will '''hunt. you. down'''. Some may see that as twisted, but others may see that as [[MoralityPet what proves she's still human]]: those men ''are all she has anymore'', so [[AFatherToHisMen she protects them fiercely]] and will NOT let any harm to them pass. Proved when [[spoiler: she engineers the traps that get Hansel and Gretel ultimately dead, and as Hansel talks to her and then bleeds to death when she has his arm and leg pretty much blown off, she keeps mentioning the reason why she's doing so: to punish the Vampire Twins for blowing up one of her soldiers, then horribly torturing another to death, ''and'' then mocking their deaths in front of her.]]
** And Balalaika's quite reasonable and easy to deal with, compared to the Lovelace family {{Meido}}s, [[spoiler: Rosarita Cisneros aka]] Roberta and Fabiola Iglesias. If you, the gods forbid, kidnap or harm a Lovelace, either or both of them will '''come. for. you.''' Roberta's explicitly compared to the [[ImplacableMan Terminator]], and later on [[spoiler:shoots her way through a group of US Special Forces, singlehandedly]]. Fabiola's not ''quite'' as formidable as her mentor, but [[BadassAdorable she's still nobody to trifle with]], and may be going the same way (if, you know, less psychotic than Roberta).
* Rem of ''Manga/DeathNote'' falls under this trope; having sworn to protect Misa after Gelus, another Shinigami, died doing so, she acts as a guardian of sorts and threatens to kill Light if he brings her harm. [[spoiler:Eventually he uses her protectiveness against her, and forces her to sacrifice her life to kill L and Watari in order to save Misa.]]
* ''Anime/HareGuu''. Amazingly, (but awesomely) [[spoiler: Weda, with the bank robbers]]
* Never EVER threaten or bully [[Manga/{{Bokurano}} Kana Ushiro]] near to Maki Anou. She might not be her relative, but she'll still do her best to drive you away from here.
* [[ActionGirl Balsa]] of ''Anime/MoribitoGuardianOfTheSpirit'' may be [[ShelteredAristocrat Chagum's]] bodyguard, but when she said she would protect him, she meant it. [[BladeOnAStick That spear just isn't for show you know.]]
* ''HajimeNoIppo'' actually featured a very literal MamaBear that tries to kill Takamura. It doesn't end well...''For the bear''.
* In ''FruitsBasket'', we have Kyoko Honda, Tohru's mom. She was in a gang before her marriage to Katsuya, and while we never get to see her in action, it's heavily implied that she wouldn't think twice about reverting to her darker days to protect her daughter. Now Tohru's friend Arisa, who greatly admired Kyoko [[spoiler: and once was saved by her]], steps in to be the MamaBear; her other friend, Saki, friend is like that too, even more so than Arisa as she scares the SHIT out of the AlphaBitch and her GirlPosse if they try to bully Tohru when she's near.
** When Tohru was a little girl, she once went missing. As [[spoiler: Yuki]] can testify, Kyoko was so worried and upset at how the police couldn't find her daughter that she was seriously about to ''beat the shit out of a policeman'' if he didn't find her in time.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': An interesting example of this trait being applied to a ''villain'' comes from [[TokenGoodTeammate Tia Halibel]], the third Espada. Unlike most of the arrancars, who love violence and don't give a damn about their comrades and subordinates, Halibel strongly believes in her TrueCompanions and ThePowerOfFriendship, having a very tight bond with her three subordinates. While Halibel doesn't typically fight often or very hard, when her three fraccion are in danger, she goes into a state of TranquilFury and shows ''why'' she's ranked as the third strongest in Aizen's army. Halibel's aspect of death is Sacrifice because of her willingness to sacrifice herself for her friends, but also because they're equally willing to sacrifice for her.
** Ichigo reveals early in the manga that his MissingMom gave her life to save him from a hollow. [[spoiler: Subverted. Masaki was such a powerful Quincy, the hollow was absolutely no threat to her at all and she would have played the trope ''completely'' straight for Ichigo. Her power was [[ThePurge stolen]] in the middle of the fight by the [[TheEmperor Quincy King]], rendering her suddenly powerless. Instead of curbstomping the hollow, she was killed by it - while still trying to shield Ichigo despite having lost her powers.]]
** Retsu Unohana's angry stare can terrify even the [[BloodKnight 11th Division]] enough to stop bullying her squad. [[spoiler: It's revealed she is the ''progenitor'' of the 11th Division when she trains her old protegè and rival Zaraki. She fights to the death to make sure Zaraki achieves his potential and it's both terrifying and CreepyAwesome to watch her fight.]]
* In ''Manga/PrivatePrince'', [[ApronMatron Kyouko Sakuragawa]] is [[AlmightyMom nagging and all]], but when her daughter and the lead character Miyako goes into a massive HeroicBSOD [[spoiler: because she thinks Will will not fulfill his promise to marry her and that severely adds up [[GrowingUpSucks to her already present emotional turmoil]] ]], Kyouko not only lets her return home without any questions, but doesn't hesitate to [[WhatTheHellHero call the culprit out and kick him outta the ryokan]] to protect Miyako's currently non-existant emotional stability. She's doing this to someone who's royalty, and it could get her potentially in LOTS of trouble. [[spoiler: Too bad he wanted to clear all up back then, so Miyako's dad has to fix it up.]]
* While fanfiction had already given her this role, [[spoiler: Kushina Uzumaki]] from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' is confirmed as one by canon when she finally appears and [[spoiler: completely chains the Kyuubi, which she once was the host for, for the sake of her son Naruto aka the actual host.]]
** And then when the Nine Tails tries to kill Naruto, [[spoiler: she (and [[PapaWolf Minato]]) shield him by LETTING THE FOX IMPALE THEM WITH ITS CLAWS.]]
*** Oh, it's much more than that. [[spoiler: When she realizes that their bodies alone won't stop the Kyuubi, Kushina reaches out and ''grabs hold of the claw, physically stopping it through sheer force of will.'' This thing is much too big for even ''Tsunade'' to lift, and Kushina is at the weakest she's ever been in her life. She then proceeds to ''[[BadAss taunt Minato by saying if the father can die for his son the mother can do it even better.]]'']]
** As of 547, [[spoiler: we have another one in the form of Gaara's mother Karura. She was determined to protect her son, enough so that ''dying'' wasn't enough to stop her. Remember ow Gaara said that he believed his sand was commanded by his mother's spirit? It turns out that '''he was right'''.]]
** Several years later, in ''Manga/NarutoGaiden'', a ''[[DissonantSerenity very]]'' [[DissonantSerenity angry]] [[CombatMedic Sakura]] [[ActionMom Haruno]] uses her SuperStrength to punch out an enemy who was about to harm her and Sasuke's daughter Sarada, injuring him so much that he needed an organ transplant.

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* ''Anime/{{Madlax}}'': What ever ''Manga/{{Senyuu}}'' has Cecily in later chapters. Seriously, don't mess with her son Lake or do anything that might endanger him if you do; '''DO. NOT. EVER.''' lay a finger on Margaret. Unless you really ''like'' getting want to see the snot kicked out of you by her NinjaMaid Elenore.
next day.
* In ''Manga/BlackLagoon''...For ''Manga/ShamanKing'', the love of any deity you believe in, do ''not'' harm any of [[MagnificentBitch Balalaika's]] subordinates. If you do, spirit moving the Golem turns out to be Redseb and Seyram Munzer's mother. It is unknown why she will '''hunt. you. down'''. Some may see that only appears to respond to Seyram's commands, and the cause of her death is rumoured to be related to the creation of the Golem, as twisted, but others may see that as [[MoralityPet what proves she's still human]]: those men ''are all she has anymore'', so [[AFatherToHisMen she protects them fiercely]] and will NOT let any harm to them pass. Proved is clearly dead by the time the children's father was killed. However, even when [[spoiler: her children's bodies have been destroyed and only ''their'' spirits remain]], she engineers activates the traps that get Hansel and Gretel ultimately dead, and as Hansel talks to Golem on her and then bleeds own to death when she has his arm and leg pretty much blown off, she keeps mentioning the reason why she's doing so: try to punish the Vampire Twins for blowing up one of her soldiers, then horribly torturing another to death, ''and'' then mocking their deaths in front of her.]]
** And Balalaika's quite reasonable and easy to deal with, compared to the Lovelace family {{Meido}}s,
prevent [[spoiler: Rosarita Cisneros aka]] Roberta and Fabiola Iglesias. If you, the gods forbid, kidnap or harm a Lovelace, either or both of them will '''come. for. you.''' Roberta's explicitly compared Hao from feeding Seyram's soul to the [[ImplacableMan Terminator]], and later on [[spoiler:shoots her way through a group of US Special Forces, singlehandedly]]. Fabiola's not ''quite'' as formidable as her mentor, but [[BadassAdorable she's still nobody to trifle with]], and may be going the same way (if, you know, less psychotic than Roberta).
* Rem of ''Manga/DeathNote'' falls under
SOF]]. It is shown that when Hao voices this trope; having sworn to protect Misa after Gelus, another Shinigami, died doing so, she acts as a guardian of sorts and threatens to kill Light if he brings her harm. [[spoiler:Eventually he uses her protectiveness against her, and forces her to sacrifice her life to kill L and Watari in order to save Misa.]]
* ''Anime/HareGuu''. Amazingly, (but awesomely) [[spoiler: Weda, with the bank robbers]]
* Never EVER threaten or bully [[Manga/{{Bokurano}} Kana Ushiro]] near to Maki Anou. She might
realisation, Redseb at least was not be her relative, but she'll still do her best to drive you away from here.
* [[ActionGirl Balsa]]
aware of ''Anime/MoribitoGuardianOfTheSpirit'' may be [[ShelteredAristocrat Chagum's]] bodyguard, but when she said she would protect him, she meant it. [[BladeOnAStick That spear just isn't for show you know.]]
* ''HajimeNoIppo'' actually featured a very literal MamaBear that tries to kill Takamura. It doesn't end well...''For the bear''.
* In ''FruitsBasket'', we have Kyoko Honda, Tohru's mom. She was
their mother's presence.
--> '''Hao''': Impressive. Even
in death, a gang before her marriage to Katsuya, and while we never get to see her in action, it's heavily implied that she wouldn't think twice about reverting to her darker days mother fights to protect her daughter. Now Tohru's friend Arisa, children.
* ''{{Shiki}}'' gives us a couple of darker takes on this trope. The more straightforward is Chizuko Murasako, sister-in-law to [[JerkassWoobie Masao Murasako]],
who greatly admired Kyoko eagerly takes up the mantle of killing vampires once they learn that [[spoiler: and once was saved by her]], steps in to be the MamaBear; her other friend, Saki, friend is like that too, even more so than Arisa as she scares the SHIT out of the AlphaBitch and her GirlPosse if they try to bully Tohru when she's near.
** When Tohru was a little girl, she once went missing. As [[spoiler: Yuki]] can testify, Kyoko was so worried and upset at how the police couldn't find her daughter that she was seriously about to ''beat the shit out of a policeman'' if he didn't find her in time.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': An interesting example of this trait being applied to a ''villain'' comes from [[TokenGoodTeammate Tia Halibel]], the third Espada. Unlike most of the arrancars, who love violence and don't give a damn about their comrades and subordinates, Halibel strongly believes in her TrueCompanions and ThePowerOfFriendship, having a very tight bond with her three subordinates. While Halibel doesn't typically fight often or very hard, when her three fraccion are in danger, she goes into a state of TranquilFury and shows ''why'' she's ranked as the third strongest in Aizen's army. Halibel's aspect of death is Sacrifice because of her willingness to sacrifice herself for her friends, but also because
they're equally willing to sacrifice for her.
** Ichigo reveals early in
the manga that his MissingMom gave ones who killed her life to save him from a hollow. son]], and who even [[spoiler: Subverted. Masaki was such a powerful Quincy, the hollow was absolutely no threat ''kills Masao'' when he comes to her begging for help at all and she would have played the trope ''completely'' straight for Ichigo. Her power was [[ThePurge stolen]] in the middle of the fight by the [[TheEmperor Quincy King]], rendering her suddenly powerless. Instead of curbstomping the hollow, she was killed by it - while still trying to shield Ichigo despite having lost her powers.]]
** Retsu Unohana's angry stare can terrify even the [[BloodKnight 11th Division]] enough to stop bullying her squad.
end (having become a vampire sometime previously)]]. Then there's Motoko Maeda, [[spoiler: It's revealed she who is the ''progenitor'' of the 11th Division when she trains her old protegè and rival Zaraki. She fights to the death to make sure Zaraki achieves his potential and it's both terrifying and CreepyAwesome to watch her fight.]]
* In ''Manga/PrivatePrince'', [[ApronMatron Kyouko Sakuragawa]] is [[AlmightyMom nagging and all]], but when her daughter and the lead character Miyako goes
driven into a massive HeroicBSOD [[spoiler: because she thinks Will will not fulfill his promise to marry deep insanity as her and that severely adds up [[GrowingUpSucks to her already present emotional turmoil]] ]], Kyouko not only lets her return home without any questions, but doesn't hesitate to [[WhatTheHellHero call the culprit out and kick him outta the ryokan]] to protect Miyako's currently non-existant emotional stability. She's doing this to someone who's royalty, and it could get her potentially in LOTS of trouble. [[spoiler: Too bad he wanted to clear all up back then, so Miyako's dad has to fix it up.]]
* While fanfiction had already given her this role, [[spoiler: Kushina Uzumaki]] from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' is confirmed as
children are picked off one by canon when she finally appears one, and [[spoiler: completely chains eventually retaliates by ''burning down the Kyuubi, which she once was the host for, for the sake of her son Naruto aka the actual host.]]
** And then when the Nine Tails tries to kill Naruto, [[spoiler: she (and [[PapaWolf Minato]]) shield him by LETTING THE FOX IMPALE THEM WITH ITS CLAWS.]]
*** Oh, it's much more than that. [[spoiler: When she realizes that their bodies alone won't stop the Kyuubi, Kushina reaches out and ''grabs hold of the claw, physically stopping it through sheer force of will.'' This thing is much too big for even ''Tsunade'' to lift, and Kushina is at the weakest she's ever been in her life. She then proceeds to ''[[BadAss taunt Minato by saying if the father can die for his son the mother can do it even better.]]'']]
** As of 547, [[spoiler: we have another
entire village!'']] ''Shiki'' being ''[[GreyAndGrayMorality Shi]][[HumansAreTheRealMonsters ki]]'', neither one in the form of Gaara's mother Karura. She was determined to protect her son, enough so that ''dying'' wasn't enough to stop her. Remember ow Gaara said that he believed his sand was commanded by his mother's spirit? It turns out that '''he was right'''.]]
** Several years later, in ''Manga/NarutoGaiden'',
is a ''[[DissonantSerenity very]]'' [[DissonantSerenity angry]] [[CombatMedic Sakura]] [[ActionMom Haruno]] uses her SuperStrength to punch out an enemy who was about to harm her and Sasuke's daughter Sarada, injuring him so much that he needed an organ transplant. truly heroic character, though both are fairly sympathetic as these things go.



* In ''Manga/{{Gokusen}}'' The Rookie Teacher Yankumi is this to Her students, even coins the phrase, "Mess with My Kids I...Will ...Kick ....Your ...ASS!!"

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* Marie Mjolnir in ''Manga/SoulEater'' is a perky Team Mom to her students. When [[spoiler: traitor Justin Law]] comes to Death City to kill one of them, she frightening and protective figure.
* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'': Although she was always an ActionGirl, Yoko Littner never seemed to actually get ''angry'' at an enemy and go ItsPersonal... until, some time after she took up a job as a [[HotTeacher school teacher]], two [[HumongousMecha mech-driving]] beastmen make the ''very'' dumb decision to pillage her school and threaten her students. Cue the LockAndLoadMontage, followed by the biggest asswhooping of the century.
-->'''Yoko''': [[http://yokoandallthatstuff.tumblr.com/post/18022693991 School's out. YOU FAIL.]]
* In ''Manga/{{Gokusen}}'' The Rookie Teacher Yankumi is this to Her students, even coins ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'' we have the phrase, "Mess female Battle Wolf who has just gave birth to her puppy, Terry. At the same time she ignores the massive, rampaging Devil Serpent who's gorging on the other animals in the arena. However, as soon as the monster look at the cub, she stands up, slowly walks towards him, and then shred his whole body to tiny fragments in one bite.
** [[spoiler:Lady Chiyo]] had a FaceHeelTurn and joined the Bishokukai because [[spoiler:she wants to use one of the ingredients they are seeking, a legendary rumored ingredient capable of reviving the dead, to bring back the son she lost years ago.]]
* ''Maanga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle''. [[spoiler:Clone/Mother Sakura.]] BigDamnHeroes
with My Kids I...Will ...Kick ....Your ...ASS!!"her PapaWolf husband.
** Also, a rare male example, Fai. Don't mess with his Little Kitty or you can go and count your bones. Guess who the PapaWolf role falls to. Right, [[BattleCouple Kurogane]]



* ''Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren'': Tifa Lockhart may not be Marlene and Denzel's biological mother, but woe betide you if you threaten them with her around. There's a reason she's the BareFistedMonk of AVALANCHE.
* ''{{Manga/Berserk}}''.
** After having been through a very horrific ordeal during the Great Eclipse that ended with her going completely insane, Casca has the mentality of a 2-year-old child and can't take care of herself. Right after the Eclipse, she [[spoiler: miscarries the baby she was pregnant with due to the extreme trauma that she suffered]] but it turns out to be [[FetusTerrible tainted with evil]] as a result of [[spoiler:what Griffith, in his newly-incarnated demonic form of Femto, did to her]]. Guts, [[spoiler: the father of the child]] who is there, [[OffingTheOffspring immediately tries to kill it]], but Casca, through a surprising act of maternal instinct, tries to protect the child, before it disappears by daybreak. Poor Casca is then left screaming and crying in grief, which leaves even Guts in a [[TearJerker moment of despair.]]
** The Child makes several more appearances to its mother [[ParentsInDistress in order to protect her.]] After another series of unfortunate events, the Child makes his first human appearance, [[BadassAdorable which is far less appalling.]] He has taken a liking to both Casca and Guts, but Casca, in another surprising twist, acts very motherly toward him and is fiercely protective of him, not allowing anyone to touch the Child.
* ''Anime/MawaruPenguindrum'': Chiemi Takakura, like her husband [[PapaWolf Kenzan]], loves and cares ''very'' deeply for her kids. In episode 9 she's seen [[spoiler: shielding her daughter Himari]] without hesitation when [[spoiler: a huge mirror falls on her]]; for that, Chiemi [[spoiler: sustained severe cuts in her face and arms]] and had to be hospitalized.
* In ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', there's Martha, who runs the orphanage in Satellite, whose past charges have included Yusei, Jack, and Crow. Not only is she fiercely protective of her charges (past and present), she's one of the few authority figures whom the three protagonists respect and obey without question; she ''earned'' the respect. (Some of this has clearly rubbed off on Crow, who has become a PapaWolf towards the children of Satellite as an adult.)
* Marie Mjolnir in ''Manga/SoulEater'' is a perky Team Mom to her students. When [[spoiler: traitor Justin Law]] comes to Death City to kill one of them, she frightening and protective figure.
* In ''{{Toriko}}'' we have the female Battle Wolf who has just gave birth to her puppy, Terry. At the same time she ignores the massive, rampaging Devil Serpent who's gorging on the other animals in the arena. However, as soon as the monster look at the cub, she stands up, slowly walks towards him, and then shred his whole body to tiny fragments in one bite.
** [[spoiler:Lady Chiyo]] had a FaceHeelTurn and joined the Bishokukai because [[spoiler:she wants to use one of the ingredients they are seeking, a legendary rumored ingredient capable of reviving the dead, to bring back the son she lost years ago.]]
* A literal example of a Mama Wolf would be Moro, the [[PhysicalGod wolf-god]] from ''Anime/PrincessMononoke''. Her [[HappilyAdopted daughter]], San, may be human, but Moro loves her just as much as her wolf sons. [[spoiler:Moro summons the strength to rip San out of the grasp of a [[EldritchAbomination demon]], despite being at death's door and her hindquarters being paralyzed]].
* ''{{Shiki}}'' gives us a couple of darker takes on this trope. The more straightforward is Chizuko Murasako, sister-in-law to [[JerkassWoobie Masao Murasako]], who eagerly takes up the mantle of killing vampires once they learn that [[spoiler: they're the ones who killed her son]], and who even [[spoiler: ''kills Masao'' when he comes to her begging for help at the end (having become a vampire sometime previously)]]. Then there's Motoko Maeda, [[spoiler: who is driven into deep insanity as her children are picked off one by one, and eventually retaliates by ''burning down the entire village!'']] ''Shiki'' being ''[[GreyAndGrayMorality Shi]][[HumansAreTheRealMonsters ki]]'', neither one is a truly heroic character, though both are fairly sympathetic as these things go.
* ''Manga/AnimalLand'' contains several animals that are this.
* Ishida's mother in ''Manga/KoeNoKatachi'' goes MamaBear on ''him'' when she connects the dots, his oddly cleaned room, his sudden lack of possessions, the ripped in half calender marking down to the day when he without reason left a huge bundle of money by her bedside... and realized her son had been planning to commit suicide. She absolutely rips into him, screaming to high heaven at him for even thinking of doing so and completely freaks out Ishida.
* In ''Anime/PlasticMemories'', Kazuki is this toward Isla. She is very angry at their section chief when he suggests pairing Tsukasa and Isla up together and is quite vocal in her opposition to letting Isla back out into the field so quickly. She also scolds Tsukasa after his first job resulted in complaints filed against them due to Isla destroying a trash can in the first episode.
* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion'', CoolBigSis Mami Tomoe doesn't seem to have TakenALevelInBadass at first... but then Homura kidnaps her friend Bebe [[spoiler:(because she thinks Nagisa/Bebe is the witch controlling the labyrinth)]]. Mami somehow saw this coming, had attached a ribbon to Homura so she couldn't escape via TimeStandsStill, and proceeds to fight the heavily-armed TimeMaster to a draw. [[spoiler:Wait, no, Mami wins easily, because she did all that with ''a clone of herself made of ribbons'' which suddenly engulfs Homura when she finally lands a hit on "Mami".]]
* In ''Anime/MagiLabyrinthOfMagic'', when [[spoiler: the Medium]] seriously injured her [[BigBrotherAttraction beloved brother]] Kouen and her close friend Alibaba, the normally naive and child-like [[BadassPrincess Kou]][[LadyofWar gyoku]] [[http://www.mangaeden.com/en-manga/magi---labyrinth-of-magic/191/15/ loses]] [[http://www.mangaeden.com/en-manga/magi---labyrinth-of-magic/191/16/ it]].
-->"What the HELL did you do to my brother and my friend, YOU MONSTER?!"
* ''Manga/{{Senyuu}}'' has Cecily in later chapters. Seriously, don't mess with her son Lake or do anything that might endanger him if you want to see the next day.

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* ''Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren'': Tifa Lockhart may not be Marlene and Denzel's biological mother, but woe betide you if you threaten them with her around. There's a reason she's the BareFistedMonk of AVALANCHE.
* ''{{Manga/Berserk}}''.
** After having been through a very horrific ordeal during the Great Eclipse that ended with her going completely insane, Casca has the mentality of a 2-year-old child and can't take care of herself. Right after the Eclipse, she [[spoiler: miscarries the baby she was pregnant with due to the extreme trauma that she suffered]] but it turns out to be [[FetusTerrible tainted with evil]] as a result of [[spoiler:what Griffith, in his newly-incarnated demonic form of Femto, did to her]]. Guts, [[spoiler: the father of the child]] who is there, [[OffingTheOffspring immediately tries to kill it]], but Casca, through a surprising act of maternal instinct, tries to protect the child, before it disappears by daybreak. Poor Casca is then left screaming and crying in grief, which leaves even Guts in a [[TearJerker moment of despair.]]
** The Child makes several more appearances to its mother [[ParentsInDistress in order to protect her.]] After another series of unfortunate events, the Child makes his first human appearance, [[BadassAdorable which is far less appalling.]] He has taken a liking to both Casca and Guts, but Casca, in another surprising twist, acts very motherly toward him and is fiercely protective of him, not allowing anyone to touch the Child.
* ''Anime/MawaruPenguindrum'': Chiemi Takakura, like her husband [[PapaWolf Kenzan]], loves and cares ''very'' deeply for her kids. In episode 9 she's seen [[spoiler: shielding her daughter Himari]] without hesitation when [[spoiler: a huge mirror falls on her]]; for that, Chiemi [[spoiler: sustained severe cuts in her face and arms]] and had to be hospitalized.
* In ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', there's Martha, who runs the orphanage in Satellite, whose past charges have included Yusei, Jack, and Crow. Not only is she fiercely protective of her charges (past and present), she's one of the few authority figures whom the three protagonists respect and obey without question; she ''earned'' the respect. (Some of this has clearly rubbed off on Crow, who has become a PapaWolf towards the children of Satellite as an adult.)
* Marie Mjolnir in ''Manga/SoulEater'' is a perky Team Mom to her students. When [[spoiler: traitor Justin Law]] comes to Death City to kill one of them, she frightening and protective figure.
* In ''{{Toriko}}'' we have the female Battle Wolf who has just gave birth to her puppy, Terry. At the same time she ignores the massive, rampaging Devil Serpent who's gorging on the other animals in the arena. However, as soon as the monster look at the cub, she stands up, slowly walks towards him, and then shred his whole body to tiny fragments in one bite.
** [[spoiler:Lady Chiyo]] had a FaceHeelTurn and joined the Bishokukai because [[spoiler:she wants to use one of the ingredients they are seeking, a legendary rumored ingredient capable of reviving the dead, to bring back the son she lost years ago.]]
* A literal example of a Mama Wolf would be Moro, the [[PhysicalGod wolf-god]] from ''Anime/PrincessMononoke''. Her [[HappilyAdopted daughter]], San, may be human, but Moro loves her just as much as her wolf sons. [[spoiler:Moro summons the strength to rip San out of the grasp of a [[EldritchAbomination demon]], despite being at death's door and her hindquarters being paralyzed]].
* ''{{Shiki}}'' gives us a couple of darker takes on this trope. The more straightforward is Chizuko Murasako, sister-in-law to [[JerkassWoobie Masao Murasako]], who eagerly takes up the mantle of killing vampires once they learn that [[spoiler: they're the ones who killed her son]], and who even [[spoiler: ''kills Masao'' when he comes to her begging for help at the end (having become a vampire sometime previously)]]. Then there's Motoko Maeda, [[spoiler: who is driven into deep insanity as her children are picked off one by one, and eventually retaliates by ''burning down the entire village!'']] ''Shiki'' being ''[[GreyAndGrayMorality Shi]][[HumansAreTheRealMonsters ki]]'', neither one is a truly heroic character, though both are fairly sympathetic as these things go.
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''Manga/AnimalLand'' contains several animals that are this.
* Ishida's mother in ''Manga/KoeNoKatachi'' goes MamaBear on ''him'' when she connects the dots, his oddly cleaned room, his sudden lack of possessions, the ripped in half calender marking down to the day when he without reason left a huge bundle of money by her bedside... and realized her son had been planning to commit suicide. She absolutely rips into him, screaming to high heaven at him for even thinking of doing so and completely freaks out Ishida.
* In ''Anime/PlasticMemories'', Kazuki is this toward Isla. She is very angry at their section chief when he suggests pairing Tsukasa and Isla up together and is quite vocal in her opposition to letting Isla back out into the field so quickly. She also scolds Tsukasa after his first job resulted in complaints filed against them due to Isla destroying a trash can in the first episode.
* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion'', CoolBigSis Mami Tomoe doesn't seem to have TakenALevelInBadass at first... but then Homura kidnaps her friend Bebe [[spoiler:(because she thinks Nagisa/Bebe is the witch controlling the labyrinth)]]. Mami somehow saw this coming, had attached a ribbon to Homura so she couldn't escape via TimeStandsStill, and proceeds to fight the heavily-armed TimeMaster to a draw. [[spoiler:Wait, no, Mami wins easily, because she did all that with ''a clone of herself made of ribbons'' which suddenly engulfs Homura when she finally lands a hit on "Mami".]]
* In ''Anime/MagiLabyrinthOfMagic'', when [[spoiler: the Medium]] seriously injured her [[BigBrotherAttraction beloved brother]] Kouen and her close friend Alibaba, the normally naive and child-like [[BadassPrincess Kou]][[LadyofWar gyoku]] [[http://www.mangaeden.com/en-manga/magi---labyrinth-of-magic/191/15/ loses]] [[http://www.mangaeden.com/en-manga/magi---labyrinth-of-magic/191/16/ it]].
-->"What the HELL did you do to my brother and my friend, YOU MONSTER?!"
* ''Manga/{{Senyuu}}'' has Cecily in later chapters. Seriously, don't mess with her son Lake or do anything that might endanger him if you want to see the next day.
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* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'': Ran Mouri went Mama Bear on several occasions over a suspect who tried to eliminate Conan as a witness. Since [[ActionGirl she knows]] [[CuteBruiser martial arts]], the result was [[CurbStompBattle quite painful]]. In the 4th movie, Ran was afflicted [[spoiler:with TraumaInducedAmnesia]]...and the trigger for her [[spoiler:recovering her memories]] was seeing Conan threatened by the culprit. Another CurbStompBattle followed. [[spoiler:And the reason for said amnesia was witnessing how the other ActionGirl, Miwako Satou, went MamaBear ''for her''...by ''[[TakingTheBullet taking 4 shots]]'' from the same culprit.]]
** Ran is known to go MamaBear for any kid she is in any way in charge of. One episode has a creepy guy [[spoiler:who turns out to have been employed by an Italian criminal]] following the Junior Detective League to try to steal a piece of paper from them. Ran throws a warning punch at him and says that if he doesn't leave them alone, she'll call the police. In another story, it looks like a client of her father's - a high school girl - may have been kidnapped by dangerous people; Ran thinks she sees the kidnapper spying on her place... so she jumps out the window to confront him. When he runs, she chases him down the street and punches out the driver's window of his car, demanding to know where the girl is. [[spoiler:He actually wasn't the kidnapper, but it was still pretty awesome.]]
** There's a case where the Detective Kids find themselves on the run from a ''literal'' MamaBear, a female bear named Jubei who is ''very'' angry at Ai and Mitsuhiko for carelessly approaching her cub. [[spoiler: She actually was angry because a very cruel hunter ''[[KickTheDog killed one of her babies and used it as a bait to hunt her down]]''. [[KarmicDeath The man got]] [[AccidentalMurder accidentally shot]] by another hunter, whom Jubei herself had saved some years before before she went WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds]].
* Subverted in (of all series) ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. Goku's wife [[EducationMama ChiChi]] is odd in that she's both [[TookALevelInBadass taken a level in badass]] ''and'' was OvershadowedByAwesome alongside half the case... so she has her limits, but then again, ''[[{{Tsundere}} she has her limits]].'' Her VictoriousChildhoodFriend and husband has been dead for seven years, she's been led to believe that her older son has followed, and [=ChiChi=] is absolutely out of her mind with grief. While her father is able to hold her back the first time she tries to attack him, eventually she ''does'' walk right up to Super Buu, [[ArmorPiercingSlap slaps him]], and demands he bring Gohan back. Buu stares at her, turns her into an egg, and promptly crushes her. Worst of all, her ''seven-year-old son'' was [[HarmfulToMinors watching the entire time]].
** In a filler episode just before the Trunks saga, however, [=ChiChi=] gets to play the trope straight. She hires a private tutor for Gohan by the name of Mr. Shu, unaware that he's a cruel SadistTeacher who repeatedly [[KickTheDog kicks the dog]] by calling Goku worthless as a father and makes the poor kid ''bleed''. Then she finds out. [[LaserGuidedKarma It does not end well for Shu.]]
** In two filler episodes during the Namek Saga, there was a Giant Crab that antagonized Bulma, to which Bulma also led her to attack Blueberry and Raspberry later on. It's strongly implied that their being in close proximity to their offspring, and in the case of Blueberry and Raspberry, stealing them under the belief that they were dragonballs, was what resulted in the crab attacking them, as both times the crab attacked, the characters it attacked were near its eggs.
** Really, all of the mothers in the series are this in one way or another. [=ChiChi=] might be overshadowed, but Goku, Krillin, Piccolo, and pretty much ''all'' of the main Z-Fighters are ''terrified'' of her, especially when anything involving her children is going on. Bulma has her moments as well, most noticeable when Trunks is training with Goten during the Buu saga. [[{{Cyborg}} 18]] also shows this in ''GT'' when her BrainwashedAndCrazy brother targets her daughter (after murdering Krillin in front of them both). Really, no matter how OvershadowedByAwesome and OutOfFocus many of the female characters are, ''you do not mess with them or their children''.
* An episode of ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure'' gave Honoka's grandmother a chance to be ''Grandma'' Bear. Pretty impressive feat for an non-superpowered elderly woman.
* From ''Manga/HellTeacherNube'', aside of the [[PapaWolf Teacher Wolf]] male lead Meisuke Nueno aka Nube...a more traditional MamaBear example is his co-worker and Ritsuko Takahashi, whose CrowningMomentOfAwesome involved fighting a demon ''alone'' to protect a student of hers. Notice that Ritsuko had NO powers (unlike Nube), clearly ''knew'' she wouldn't be able to win the fight, was grievously injured...''[[PluckyGirl and she fought anyway]]'', succesfully holding off the monster until Nube came to her aid.
** Also Minako-sensei, Nube's SexyMentor. She chose a HeroicSacrifice followed by a FateWorseThanDeath rather than leaving Nube alone when he needed her.
** Izuna eventually becomes one to a "boze" (the soul of an unborn baby that she accidentally misplaced during an exorcism) who then takes refuge in her body [[ObviousPregnancy (and makes her look really, really pregnant)]], since they're haunted by a boze-eating monster.
-->'''Izuna''': [[http://ninpuchan.dreamhost.com/comics/nuube/p16.html "I won't give this child to you! If you want to eat it, you'll have to eat my soul first! THIS CHILD IS MINE!"]]



* The villains of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'' make the mistake of letting their LivingMacGuffin, a little tyke named Vivio, [[HasTwoMommies get adopted by the heroines]] and then trying to steal her back. One of these is the same lady who has the FanNickname of "The White Devil" by fans for beating the crap out of the people she ''likes.'' The other is a DarkMagicalGirl who is no less dangerous, if a bit less confrontational. They...don't take it well. The resulting [[OhCrap shock and awe]] has at least one cyborg screaming at one of them that [[YouMonster she isn't human]] (especially ironic as Nanoha is one of the ''very'' few mages in this series who, in fact, is).
** Seriously, don't mess with Vivio. In ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs A's]]'', the season before ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers StrikerS]]'', Nanoha loads three cartridges into Raising Heart as a prelude to blasting an [[EldritchAbomination Eldrich Abomination]] that has a habit of destroying entire worlds; just before she lets all hell loose on the poor sap who kidnapped Vivio, she loads '''five'''- then slaps in a second clip. The results are satisfyingly explosive.
* In ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', Chizuru slaps a high-ranking ''Demon'' when he breaks into their house and attacks Kotaro, whom she has decided to adopt. Although it wasn't really all that effective in the end, the fact that she managed to stop his attack cold is rather impressive for one who is supposed to be an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent...
** Once they get to the Magic World, there's a literal MamaBear. As in, a [[PettingZooPeople bear-woman]] that the characters call "Mama". And she ''will'' wreck you if you abuse the slave girls [[spoiler:(Ako, Natsume, and Akira)]] she's watching over.



* In ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', Chizuru slaps a high-ranking ''Demon'' when he breaks into their house and attacks Kotaro, whom she has decided to adopt. Although it wasn't really all that effective in the end, the fact that she managed to stop his attack cold is rather impressive for one who is supposed to be an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent...
** Once they get to the Magic World, there's a literal MamaBear. As in, a [[PettingZooPeople bear-woman]] that the characters call "Mama". And she ''will'' wreck you if you abuse the slave girls [[spoiler:(Ako, Natsume, and Akira)]] she's watching over.
* The villains of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'' make the mistake of letting their LivingMacGuffin, a little tyke named Vivio, [[HasTwoMommies get adopted by the heroines]] and then trying to steal her back. One of these is the same lady who has the FanNickname of "The White Devil" by fans for beating the crap out of the people she ''likes.'' The other is a DarkMagicalGirl who is no less dangerous, if a bit less confrontational. They...don't take it well. The resulting [[OhCrap shock and awe]] has at least one cyborg screaming at one of them that [[YouMonster she isn't human]] (especially ironic as Nanoha is one of the ''very'' few mages in this series who, in fact, is).
** Seriously, don't mess with Vivio. In ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs A's]]'', the season before ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers StrikerS]]'', Nanoha loads three cartridges into Raising Heart as a prelude to blasting an [[EldritchAbomination Eldrich Abomination]] that has a habit of destroying entire worlds; just before she lets all hell loose on the poor sap who kidnapped Vivio, she loads '''five'''- then slaps in a second clip. The results are satisfyingly explosive.
* Subverted in (of all series) ''DragonBallZ''. Goku's wife [[EducationMama ChiChi]] is odd in that she's both [[TookALevelInBadass taken a level in badass]] ''and'' was OvershadowedByAwesome alongside half the case... so she has her limits, but then again, ''[[{{Tsundere}} she has her limits]].'' Her VictoriousChildhoodFriend and husband has been dead for seven years, she's been led to believe that her older son has followed, and [=ChiChi=] is absolutely out of her mind with grief. While her father is able to hold her back the first time she tries to attack him, eventually she ''does'' walk right up to Super Buu, [[ArmorPiercingSlap slaps him]], and demands he bring Gohan back. Buu stares at her, turns her into an egg, and promptly crushes her. Worst of all, her ''seven-year-old son'' was [[HarmfulToMinors watching the entire time]].
** In a filler episode just before the Trunks saga, however, [=ChiChi=] gets to play the trope straight. She hires a private tutor for Gohan by the name of Mr. Shu, unaware that he's a cruel SadistTeacher who repeatedly [[KickTheDog kicks the dog]] by calling Goku worthless as a father and makes the poor kid ''bleed''. Then she finds out. [[LaserGuidedKarma It does not end well for Shu.]]
** In two filler episodes during the Namek Saga, there was a Giant Crab that antagonized Bulma, to which Bulma also led her to attack Blueberry and Raspberry later on. It's strongly implied that their being in close proximity to their offspring, and in the case of Blueberry and Raspberry, stealing them under the belief that they were dragonballs, was what resulted in the crab attacking them, as both times the crab attacked, the characters it attacked were near its eggs.
** Really, all of the mothers in the series are this in one way or another. [=ChiChi=] might be overshadowed, but Goku, Krillin, Piccolo, and pretty much ''all'' of the main Z-Fighters are ''terrified'' of her, especially when anything involving her children is going on. Bulma has her moments as well, most noticeable when Trunks is training with Goten during the Buu saga. [[{{Cyborg}} 18]] also shows this in ''GT'' when her BrainwashedAndCrazy brother targets her daughter (after murdering Krillin in front of them both). Really, no matter how OvershadowedByAwesome and OutOfFocus many of the female characters are, ''you do not mess with them or their children''.
* An episode of ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure'' gave Honoka's grandmother a chance to be ''Grandma'' Bear. Pretty impressive feat for an non-superpowered elderly woman.
* From ''Manga/HellTeacherNube'', aside of the [[PapaWolf Teacher Wolf]] male lead Meisuke Nueno aka Nube...a more traditional MamaBear example is his co-worker and Ritsuko Takahashi, whose CrowningMomentOfAwesome involved fighting a demon ''alone'' to protect a student of hers. Notice that Ritsuko had NO powers (unlike Nube), clearly ''knew'' she wouldn't be able to win the fight, was grievously injured...''[[PluckyGirl and she fought anyway]]'', succesfully holding off the monster until Nube came to her aid.
** Also Minako-sensei, Nube's SexyMentor. She chose a HeroicSacrifice followed by a FateWorseThanDeath rather than leaving Nube alone when he needed her.
** Izuna eventually becomes one to a "boze" (the soul of an unborn baby that she accidentally misplaced during an exorcism) who then takes refuge in her body [[ObviousPregnancy (and makes her look really, really pregnant)]], since they're haunted by a boze-eating monster.
-->'''Izuna''': [[http://ninpuchan.dreamhost.com/comics/nuube/p16.html "I won't give this child to you! If you want to eat it, you'll have to eat my soul first! THIS CHILD IS MINE!"]]



* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'': Ran Mouri went Mama Bear on several occasions over a suspect who tried to eliminate Conan as a witness. Since [[ActionGirl she knows]] [[CuteBruiser martial arts]], the result was [[CurbStompBattle quite painful]]. In the 4th movie, Ran was afflicted [[spoiler:with TraumaInducedAmnesia]]...and the trigger for her [[spoiler:recovering her memories]] was seeing Conan threatened by the culprit. Another CurbStompBattle followed. [[spoiler:And the reason for said amnesia was witnessing how the other ActionGirl, Miwako Satou, went MamaBear ''for her''...by ''[[TakingTheBullet taking 4 shots]]'' from the same culprit.]]
** Ran is known to go MamaBear for any kid she is in any way in charge of. One episode has a creepy guy [[spoiler:who turns out to have been employed by an Italian criminal]] following the Junior Detective League to try to steal a piece of paper from them. Ran throws a warning punch at him and says that if he doesn't leave them alone, she'll call the police. In another story, it looks like a client of her father's - a high school girl - may have been kidnapped by dangerous people; Ran thinks she sees the kidnapper spying on her place... so she jumps out the window to confront him. When he runs, she chases him down the street and punches out the driver's window of his car, demanding to know where the girl is. [[spoiler:He actually wasn't the kidnapper, but it was still pretty awesome.]]
** There's a case where the Detective Kids find themselves on the run from a ''literal'' MamaBear, a female bear named Jubei who is ''very'' angry at Ai and Mitsuhiko for carelessly approaching her cub. [[spoiler: She actually was angry because a very cruel hunter ''[[KickTheDog killed one of her babies and used it as a bait to hunt her down]]''. [[KarmicDeath The man got]] [[AccidentalMurder accidentally shot]] by another hunter, whom Jubei herself had saved some years before before she went WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds]].
15th Dec '15 4:10:10 PM Discar
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* The villains of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'' make the mistake of letting their MacGuffinGirl, a little tyke named Vivio, [[HasTwoMommies get adopted by the heroines]] and then trying to steal her back. One of these is the same lady who has the FanNickname of "The White Devil" by fans for beating the crap out of the people she ''likes.'' The other is a DarkMagicalGirl who is no less dangerous, if a bit less confrontational. They...don't take it well. The resulting [[OhCrap shock and awe]] has at least one cyborg screaming at one of them that [[YouMonster she isn't human]] (especially ironic as Nanoha is one of the ''very'' few mages in this series who, in fact, is).

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* The villains of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'' make the mistake of letting their MacGuffinGirl, LivingMacGuffin, a little tyke named Vivio, [[HasTwoMommies get adopted by the heroines]] and then trying to steal her back. One of these is the same lady who has the FanNickname of "The White Devil" by fans for beating the crap out of the people she ''likes.'' The other is a DarkMagicalGirl who is no less dangerous, if a bit less confrontational. They...don't take it well. The resulting [[OhCrap shock and awe]] has at least one cyborg screaming at one of them that [[YouMonster she isn't human]] (especially ironic as Nanoha is one of the ''very'' few mages in this series who, in fact, is).
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** Another example: in the [[Anime/PokemonZoroarkMasterOfIllusions most recent movie]], Zoroark is one of these. She apparently has such extreme motherly instincts that she can FEEL Zorua getting kicked around, and promptly gets so pissed off that she (in roughly the following order): punches her way out of a thick metal box that gives her a nasty shock every time she touches the walls (a box that she's been trying and failing to escape for the past half-hour of the movie or so), fights the Legendary Beasts to a standstill on her own, and then utterly trounces Kodai without laying so much as a claw on him.

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** Another example: in the [[Anime/PokemonZoroarkMasterOfIllusions most recent 13th movie]], Zoroark is one of these. She apparently has such extreme motherly instincts that she can FEEL Zorua getting kicked around, and promptly gets so pissed off that she (in roughly the following order): punches her way out of a thick metal box that gives her a nasty shock every time she touches the walls (a box that she's been trying and failing to escape for the past half-hour of the movie or so), fights the Legendary Beasts to a standstill on her own, and then utterly trounces Kodai without laying so much as a claw on him.
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