History MamaBear / ComicBooks

19th May '16 9:04:14 AM Doug86
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* Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}}:
** Even Aunt May Parker has demonstrated this line of abilities when somebody messes with her dear nephew and adopted son, Peter Parker, AKA Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}}. When the Chameleon, a ruthless assassin and skilled infiltrator, tries to take Peter's place, she not only manages to subdue him in an undeniably classy fashion, she also scares the bejeezus outta him in the process.

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* Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}}:
Comicbook/SpiderMan:
** Even Aunt May Parker has demonstrated this line of abilities when somebody messes with her dear nephew and adopted son, Peter Parker, AKA Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}}.Spider-Man. When the Chameleon, a ruthless assassin and skilled infiltrator, tries to take Peter's place, she not only manages to subdue him in an undeniably classy fashion, she also scares the bejeezus outta him in the process.
14th May '16 8:18:00 AM Doug86
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** Sue could practically be the goddess of this trope. In the ''ComicBook/FantasticFour Vs. the ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' miniseries, the team is nearly torn apart when an old diary of Reed's seems to imply that he caused the accident that transformed them into the FF on purpose. It's Sue that deduces the diary is a trap laid by Dr. Doom years before. She warns Doom that a lioness is "never as dangerous as when protecting cub, and den, and mate." She then asks Doom if he's ever considered just what would happen if she decided to project an invisible force-field ''inside'' his body...and then expand it.

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** Sue could practically be the goddess of this trope. In the ''ComicBook/FantasticFour Vs. the ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' ComicBook/XMen'' miniseries, the team is nearly torn apart when an old diary of Reed's seems to imply that he caused the accident that transformed them into the FF on purpose. It's Sue that deduces the diary is a trap laid by Dr. Doom years before. She warns Doom that a lioness is "never as dangerous as when protecting cub, and den, and mate." She then asks Doom if he's ever considered just what would happen if she decided to project an invisible force-field ''inside'' his body...and then expand it.



* Played straight with Ororo Munroe aka ComicBook/{{Storm}} in the '90s ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' animated series, when her god-child (the son of Storm's best friend in Africa, whom she has known from birth) who's also a mutant (more exactly, a FragileSpeedster a la Quicksilver) is kidnapped and possessed by her arch-nemesis, the Shadow King. Used a bit in ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'', too, where she was Evan/Spyke's Auntie Bear of sorts an the TeamMom of the group.

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* Played straight with Ororo Munroe aka ComicBook/{{Storm}} in the '90s ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' animated series, when her god-child (the son of Storm's best friend in Africa, whom she has known from birth) who's also a mutant (more exactly, a FragileSpeedster a la Quicksilver) is kidnapped and possessed by her arch-nemesis, the Shadow King. Used a bit in ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'', too, where she was Evan/Spyke's Auntie Bear of sorts an the TeamMom of the group.
6th May '16 7:13:54 AM aye_amber
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** In ''ComicBook/MightyAvengers'', when ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan confronts Jessica and Luke while they're with Dani, they arrange for a babysitter to pick her, then start whaling on him for putting her daughter in harm's way. Despite Peter explaining the whole deal with DoctorOctopus [[FreakyFridayFlip taking over his body]], it took a while for Jessica and Luke to forgive him.

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** In ''ComicBook/MightyAvengers'', when ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan confronts Jessica and Luke while they're with Dani, they arrange for a babysitter to pick her, then start whaling on him for putting her daughter in harm's way. Despite Peter explaining the whole deal with DoctorOctopus ComicBook/DoctorOctopus [[FreakyFridayFlip taking over his body]], it took a while for Jessica and Luke to forgive him.
8th Apr '16 10:46:29 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Leetah in ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'' is a healer who has lived most of her life in the peaceful desert oasis of Sorrow's End, until she and her family get caught up in the titular quest. When their party is attacked by trolls, she has no choice but to kill one of them who's threatening her daughter, even though it causes her a lot of soul-searching afterward.

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* ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'':
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Leetah in ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'' is a healer who has lived most of her life in the peaceful desert oasis of Sorrow's End, until she and her family get caught up in the titular quest. When their party is attacked by trolls, she has no choice but to kill one of them who's threatening her daughter, even though it causes her a lot of soul-searching afterward.



* Snow White in ''ComicBook/{{Fables}}''. When [[spoiler:Geppetto]] asks why she stood against him when he did nothing personally to her, she responds "You threatened my cubs. Do you think I would hesitate to throw a thousand worlds into chaos to protect them?" Following that, Bigby even refers to her as "Mama Bear".

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* ''ComicBook/{{Fables}}'':
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Snow White in ''ComicBook/{{Fables}}''.White. When [[spoiler:Geppetto]] asks why she stood against him when he did nothing personally to her, she responds "You threatened my cubs. Do you think I would hesitate to throw a thousand worlds into chaos to protect them?" Following that, Bigby even refers to her as "Mama Bear".



* One issue of ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'' had Reed and Susan's daughter Valeria caught in the middle of a rampage created by Thundra, the Absorbing Man, and a mind-controlled Ben Grimm and She-Hulk. She's about to be squished when Sue shows up, already in a bad mood. Cue the resulting stomping of four of the most powerful superhumans on Earth. Made even better when Reed and Johnny show up...and Reed restrains Johnny from trying to help Sue, because he knows that she's not going to need any.

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* ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'':
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One issue of ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'' had Reed and Susan's daughter Valeria caught in the middle of a rampage created by Thundra, the Absorbing Man, and a mind-controlled Ben Grimm and She-Hulk. She's about to be squished when Sue shows up, already in a bad mood. Cue the resulting stomping of four of the most powerful superhumans on Earth. Made even better when Reed and Johnny show up...and Reed restrains Johnny from trying to help Sue, because he knows that she's not going to need any.



* ''ComicBook/{{Huntress}}'' (Helena Bertinelli) demonstrates this when her students are threatened. With added holding villains off rooftops for fun!
** Just to give some context, what makes the NoHoldsBarredBeatdown she gives to Yasemin after Yasemin threatens to kill Hel's students so disturbing (and so awesome) is the DissonantSerenity of Hel's thought captions. She's screaming at Yasemin as she beats her with the aerial antenna she had torn off the rooftop of the building they were standing on, but her thoughts seem totally calm:

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* ''ComicBook/{{Huntress}}'' (Helena Bertinelli) demonstrates this when her students are threatened. With added holding villains off rooftops for fun!
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fun! Just to give some context, what makes the NoHoldsBarredBeatdown she gives to Yasemin after Yasemin threatens to kill Hel's students so disturbing (and so awesome) is the DissonantSerenity of Hel's thought captions. She's screaming at Yasemin as she beats her with the aerial antenna she had torn off the rooftop of the building they were standing on, but her thoughts seem totally calm:



* Mary Jane Watson-Parker had a similar one in ''ComicBook/SpiderGirl'': She's attacked by the new Green Goblin (Harry's son, Normie), who intends to kidnap and use her as bait for her daughter, the title heroine. MJ just refuses to play along, and beats him with a lamp while [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech lecturing him about how childish he was being]] (Paraphrased from memory: "I used to change your diaper, what makes you think I'm going to be scared of you!?"); Normie is completely thrown off, and tries to apologize before Spider-Girl then swings in to the rescue. Which one she's rescuing is a bit unclear by this point.



* Even Aunt May Parker has demonstrated this line of abilities when somebody messes with her dear nephew and adopted son, Peter Parker, AKA Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}}. When the Chameleon, a ruthless assassin and skilled infiltrator, tries to take Peter's place, she not only manages to subdue him in an undeniably classy fashion, she also scares the bejeezus outta him in the process.

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* Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}}:
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Even Aunt May Parker has demonstrated this line of abilities when somebody messes with her dear nephew and adopted son, Peter Parker, AKA Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}}. When the Chameleon, a ruthless assassin and skilled infiltrator, tries to take Peter's place, she not only manages to subdue him in an undeniably classy fashion, she also scares the bejeezus outta him in the process.



*** More recently, when Ultimate Eddie Brock/Ultimate Venom showed up at the Parkers' home, attempted to talk his way inside (reminiscent of a scene that occurred in the mid-90s animated series where the beefier inspired-by-616 Brock does the same to a quite-different Aunt May.) The conversation does not go well for Ultimate Brock. She pulls a hand cannon on him and threatens to blow him away, knowing what he is.

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*** ** More recently, when Ultimate Eddie Brock/Ultimate Venom showed up at the Parkers' home, attempted to talk his way inside (reminiscent of a scene that occurred in the mid-90s animated series where the beefier inspired-by-616 Brock does the same to a quite-different Aunt May.) The conversation does not go well for Ultimate Brock. She pulls a hand cannon on him and threatens to blow him away, knowing what he is.is.
** She clearly was ''not'' his mother, but the synthetic android created by the Chameleon with the likeness of Mary Parker [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove started having genuine maternal feelings]] for Peter [[TheReveal even after her true programming kicked in.]] [[spoiler:Because the Richard Parker duplicate stayed loyal to the Chameleon, even when used as a weapon, the Mary android turned against him and the villain saving Peter, although [[HeroicSacrifice she was destroyed as well in the process]].]]
** Mary Jane had one in ''ComicBook/SpiderGirl'': She's attacked by the new Green Goblin (Harry's son, Normie), who intends to kidnap and use her as bait for her daughter, the title heroine. MJ just refuses to play along, and beats him with a lamp while [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech lecturing him about how childish he was being]] (Paraphrased from memory: "I used to change your diaper, what makes you think I'm going to be scared of you!?"); Normie is completely thrown off, and tries to apologize before Spider-Girl then swings in to the rescue. Which one she's rescuing is a bit unclear by this point.
7th Feb '16 11:07:30 AM MaxWest2
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* One of the [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Italian Donald Duck stories]] has Donald and his nephews searching for escaped animals in a polar setting. Donald finds a kangaroo and learns it's a mother when her [[BrattyHalfPint baby joey]] hits Donald with two snowballs. An angry Donald then slaps the baby, only to get pounded hard by the angry mother kangaroo.
23rd Jan '16 12:35:12 PM nombretomado
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* Played straight with Ororo Munroe aka {{Storm}} in the '90s ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' animated series, when her god-child (the son of Storm's best friend in Africa, whom she has known from birth) who's also a mutant (more exactly, a FragileSpeedster a la Quicksilver) is kidnapped and possessed by her arch-nemesis, the Shadow King. Used a bit in ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'', too, where she was Evan/Spyke's Auntie Bear of sorts an the TeamMom of the group.

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* Played straight with Ororo Munroe aka {{Storm}} ComicBook/{{Storm}} in the '90s ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' animated series, when her god-child (the son of Storm's best friend in Africa, whom she has known from birth) who's also a mutant (more exactly, a FragileSpeedster a la Quicksilver) is kidnapped and possessed by her arch-nemesis, the Shadow King. Used a bit in ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'', too, where she was Evan/Spyke's Auntie Bear of sorts an the TeamMom of the group.
28th Nov '15 4:05:37 PM nombretomado
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** During the events of ''SecretInvasion'', she gives Dani to Jarvis for safekeeping while she helps [[ComicBook/LukeCageHeroForHire her husband]] fight the bad guys. When she discovers that Jarvis was actually a skrull who has kidnapped her daughter, she goes on a rampage trying to find her.

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** During the events of ''SecretInvasion'', ''ComicBook/SecretInvasion'', she gives Dani to Jarvis for safekeeping while she helps [[ComicBook/LukeCageHeroForHire her husband]] fight the bad guys. When she discovers that Jarvis was actually a skrull who has kidnapped her daughter, she goes on a rampage trying to find her.
27th Nov '15 6:08:28 PM nombretomado
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* ScarletWitch [[ComicBook/HouseOfM remade the world]] to save her sons. She also kicks ass in Children's Crusade with said kids.
** In [[ComicBook/TheChildrensCrusade The Children's Crusade]], [[ScarletWitch Wanda]] was all set to sit back and let the X-Men do whatever they wanted to her. Then Emma Frost [[TooDumbToLive tried to]] [[BerserkButton mind control Wanda's kids]] [[NiceJobBreakingItHero into going with the X-Men]].

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* ScarletWitch ComicBook/ScarletWitch [[ComicBook/HouseOfM remade the world]] to save her sons. She also kicks ass in Children's Crusade with said kids.
** In [[ComicBook/TheChildrensCrusade The Children's Crusade]], [[ScarletWitch [[ComicBook/ScarletWitch Wanda]] was all set to sit back and let the X-Men do whatever they wanted to her. Then Emma Frost [[TooDumbToLive tried to]] [[BerserkButton mind control Wanda's kids]] [[NiceJobBreakingItHero into going with the X-Men]].
15th Nov '15 2:50:00 PM StFan
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** The reason she gave {{X-23}} such a hard time when she first arrived at the Institute was because she thought X-23 was a danger to the other students. Since X-23 is a TykeBomb with a body count to her name and goes berserk when exposed to a certain chemical trigger that the Weapon Plus program still has (which is so indoctrinated into her brain that Emma can't undo the conditioning), Emma isn't exactly wrong. She definitely [[KickTheDog Kicked The Puppy]] when she [[spoiler: tormented X-23 with visions of the mother figure X-23 killed under the influence of the trigger scent]] to show X-23 that she didn't belong at the Institute...but later she does come around though, as she eventually sees that X-23 is just another student who needs her protection. In fact, she finds Kimura (X-23's abusive former 'handler') and [[spoiler: erases her only happy memories before sending Kimura to kill everyone at the Facility, starting with the poor SOB who kidnapped her pupil Mercury]]. Don't frak with Frost.

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** The reason she gave {{X-23}} ComicBook/{{X 23}} such a hard time when she first arrived at the Institute was because she thought X-23 was a danger to the other students. Since X-23 is a TykeBomb with a body count to her name and goes berserk when exposed to a certain chemical trigger that the Weapon Plus program still has (which is so indoctrinated into her brain that Emma can't undo the conditioning), Emma isn't exactly wrong. She definitely [[KickTheDog Kicked The Puppy]] when she [[spoiler: tormented X-23 with visions of the mother figure X-23 killed under the influence of the trigger scent]] to show X-23 that she didn't belong at the Institute...but later she does come around though, as she eventually sees that X-23 is just another student who needs her protection. In fact, she finds Kimura (X-23's abusive former 'handler') and [[spoiler: erases her only happy memories before sending Kimura to kill everyone at the Facility, starting with the poor SOB who kidnapped her pupil Mercury]]. Don't frak with Frost.
9th Nov '15 3:49:59 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Subverted in the ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' comic books. ComicBook/JeanGrey is -- in most continuities -- the mother of Rachel Summers. Very rarely does Jean ever lift a finger to protect Rachel. This is probably because Rachel is a psi of talent close to or ''exceeding'' her mother's own. Baby can take care of herself and Mama knows it too well. Plus, Mama's [[FirstLawofResurrection dead a lot.]]

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* Subverted in the ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' comic books. ComicBook/JeanGrey Zigzags the Trope:
** Subverted in the comic books with her own daughter. Jean
is -- in most continuities -- the mother of Rachel Summers. Very rarely does Jean ever lift a finger to protect Rachel. This is probably because Rachel is a psi of talent close to or ''exceeding'' her mother's own. Baby can take care of herself and Mama knows it too well. Plus, Mama's [[FirstLawofResurrection dead a lot.]]


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* Comicbook/{{Jubilee}} herself [[https://38.media.tumblr.com/da11de5251e0461ad8e8ec408561c672/tumblr_nbtb2mZcCT1r2qd6xo2_1280.jpg shows it here]] when her adoptive son Shogo is threatened; while she can control her vampiric bloodlust most of the time, this proves nearly an exception, and ((Wolvering}}, of all people, has to reason with her.
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