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* Both Ursa Barbic and Grammi Gummi from Disney's ''Adventures of the Gummi Bears'' can serve as literal Mama Bears. Grammi takes this trope in an every day occurrence, defending Sunni, Cubbi and Tummi from Gruffi's rather harsh and uncaring attitude. When the situation gets rough, she is not afraid to venture into enemy territory to protect her charges. This protectiveness extends to Princess Calla (who suffers from MissingMom) and Cavin (who is heavily implied to have been [[RaisedByGrandparents raised by his grandfather]]) as well when they come into their lives. Ursa Barbic, of the Barbic Gummies, takes a more distant approach: watching from afar and trusting Buddi to be able to handle himself. However, when the danger grows, such as when Buddi was captured in Season 5's "return to Ursalia" the only thing stopping her from using their own Ultimate Weapon to blast Buddi's captor away was the knowledge she would hurt him as well.
* Princess Bubblegum displays a very interesting variation of this in ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''. During the episode "You Made Me!", she realizes that her failed science experiment Lemongrab is not only desperately lonely, but completely insane. She spends the entire episode trying to help him sort out his issues, even as he yells at her, threatens her, and acts like a jackass. It pays off in the end, with one of the most heartwarming moments in the series. Initially, Princess Bubblegum treated Lemongrab like a nuisance and an experiment, (and did so in the earlier episode, "Too Young.") After Lemongrab made his DespairSpeech, she began to sympathize with him, and treated him like a person. And at the end, once he's well and happy with his friend (clone) Lemongrab, Princess Bubblegum bids them both good-bye with the words, "Good-bye! Take care, boys!"
* Eve from Alpha And Omega. Put one paw on her daughter and you're in for a world of pain. This quote says it all:
-->'''Eve''': [[StepfordSmiler If any of you wolves have hurt my daughter, I will personally]] RIP out your eyes, and SHOVE them down your throat ''so you can see my claws'' '''TEAR YOUR CARCASS OPEN!'''
* Francine Smith of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' can be one, particularly in "Bully for Steve", which reveals she doesn't take her husband's bullying of her son very well. [[spoiler: When she finds out that Stan is the bully, she T-bones his car while he is driving.]]
** Hayley becomes this in "Season's Beatings" to her newly-adopted son, who just so happens to be [[spoiler: the Anti-Christ]].
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' gives us Princess [[MeaningfulName Ursa]] of the Fire Nation, who used to provide the main page quote: "That's what moms are like if you mess with their babies, they'll bite you back." ; she knows what she's talking about, having [[spoiler:orchestrated the murder of Fire Lord Azulon for ordering her son Zuko's death]]. There is [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation some]] [[InternetBackdraft debate]] as to whether this MamaBear attitude applied to Azula as well; we didn't see enough of Ursa to really know what was up with her.
** Also, Katara's mother Kya, who pulled a HeroicSacrifice to keep the Fire Nation from finding out her daughter was a Waterbender.
*** Not only did she lie about being a Waterbender, she did so right after telling her daughter that everything was going to be okay. With the Southern Raider's commander ''standing right in front of her'', that took a great deal of courage. This is why you don't screw with the Water Tribe.
** Avatar Kyoshi may have been motivated by this trope when she split her home town off the mainland into its own island, as her backstory reveals she bore at least one child.
** In a milder, funny example, the saber-tooth moose lion.
** The turtle-duck that attacked young Zuko, prompting Ursa to state the top-quote.
* In ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'', during their missions, the Planeteers mostly run on their own, getting [[OnceAnEpisode occasional]] help from [[AllYourPowersCombined Captain Planet]]. However, in the episode ''Summit to Save Earth, Part I'', when they're in a huge mess, [[MotherNature Gaia]] shows up, looking furious, and [[Awesome/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers gets in a fight]] against [[BigBad Zarm]] to show him '''exactly''' why he shouldn't mess with [[TeamMom "her" kids]]. [[spoiler: Not that it stops him from almost killing her or returning a few more times.]]
-->'''Gaia:''' Zarm! I should have known. This time, you've gone too far. Well, I'm gonna put a stop to it '''right now'''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'',
** The adults in this series are either useless or evil, and the same goes for the parents of the main cast. Most of the time. In "Operation: T.O.M.M.Y.", the Common Cold's victory over the team is crushed by Numbah Two's mom, who shoots down his HumongousMecha with a [[ItMakesSenseInContext giant cannon loaded with chicken soup.]]
** Numbuh Three is like this towards Bradley, a skunk that she finds in "Operation: C.A.M.P." and assumes to be an orphan, showing maternal instincts towards him and being fiercely protective towards him. (Bradley's actual mother - [[PapaWolf and his father]] - who show up at the end of the episode, are the same.)
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Cybersix}}'' is this to Lucas, but also very much to Julian. In Julian's introductory episode, we see that this is because he reminds Cybersix of her dead brother who she failed to save when he fell off of a cliff right next to her.
* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' where at least two episodes have the main character's mother, Maddie Fenton, kicking all sorts of ass towards a group of ghosts to protect her son. One of which involves an Ecto-induced ''lightsaber.'' She's a 6th degree black belt who was already an ActionMom and whose response to a threat not directly aimed at her son is [[NoKillLikeOverkill normally overkill]]. When she goes MamaBear, prepare for a butt kicking.
* Helen Morgendorffer in ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}''. Never has a matter of fact threat of litigation been so badass:
-->'''Helen:''' "LetMeGetThisStraight; you took my daughter's picture, altered its content, displayed it against her will and now you're threatening disciplinary action for vandalizing a picture that you admit to stealing? ...Ms. Li, have you ever heard of ''violation of civil liberties?'' ...and '''big fat lawsuit'''?!"
* Before ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'''s unfortunate [[ButtMonkey degradation of Meg's character]] and Lois's {{Flanderization}}, one episode had Lois go out of her way to stage elaborate revenge against the cool kids for humiliating Meg at a football game.
** She also gets a moment with the StrawFeminist Gloria Ironbox. At first, she just makes some snarky comments about Gloria's extremist opinions, but then the offending strawwoman insults her children. Cue the CatFight.
** And you do NOT want to steal her baby's candy. For that matter, you don't even want your KIDS taking her baby's candy. Seriously, she's harsh. "Take back her baby's candy, and take your kid's candy, and take $80 from you" harsh.
** In "Meg and Quagmire", after she and Peter save Meg, who just turned 18 and is now legal, from having sex with Quagmire, Lois threatens to CUT OFF HIS PENIS AND FEED IT TO BRIAN if he ever touches Meg again.
* At the end of the 'Odyssey' arc of ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', we find out that Fox is actually [[spoiler: the half-fey daughter of Titania, the Queen of the Fae, but she's been unable to use her magical powers due to being raised amongst humans.]] Then Titania and Oberon try to steal away her newly born baby, Alexander, and a united front by the Gargoyles, Cyberbiotics, Xanatos and (in a last-minute effort) Puck, fails to stop them. Then, Fox proceeds to blast Oberon through a wall in her first and last display of her true powers. It may actually have been [[BatmanGambit ''planned'' that way]] by Titania, in an effort to force Fox into displaying her potential by ''deliberately'' invoking this trope...[[TropeNamer Xanatos]] isn't the only one in the series who can throw a good gambit.
** Also, Demona in the episode 'The Reckoning'. She and Thailog have the Clan at their mercy - until Thailog threatens to kill her daughter Angela, at which point Demona first turns on Thailog and then frees Goliath and the rest of the Clan rather than allow her daughter to be killed.
** Do '''''not''''' try to attack [[NeverMessWithGranny sixty-something-year-old]] [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses Princess Katharine's]] adopted gargoyle children when she's around. Bringing a laser gun to the battle will just make things worse.
-->"[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Nobody threatens my eggs!]]"
* Peg on ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' goes to great lengths to protect her children from both outside threats and her husband, Pete, (whether he's [[AbusiveParents actually abusing one of them]] or just [[BumblingDad being a bad influence]]). She also gets this way about the neighbors, Goofy and Max, mainly because Goofy is [[TheDitz not the sharpest tool in the shed]] and is [[MissingMom the only parent Max has]], while Pete [[ManipulativeBastard loves to manipulate them, especially Goofy]]. However, when push comes to shove, and outside forces threaten Pete, she will not hesitate to protect him as well. In this way, she manages to serve as a [[TeamMom Mama]] [[MamaBear Bear]] to the ''entire cast''.
* Hunky, from Creator/MaxAndDaveFleischer's ''Hunky and Spunky'' cartoons, was a Mama Burro. When the other barnyard animals ganged up on her bratty offspring, Spunky, she whooped them all to save her baby (then proceeded to spank Spunky for ''still'' being a brat). In the original "WesternAnimation/HunkyAndSpunky" Hunky delivers a serious beatdown to a prospector who attempts to turn Spunky into a pack mule.
* ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'' brought us Bunny Bravo, who is one of the only characters to whom Johnny shows any sign of [[JerkWithAHEartOfGold not being a total jerk]]. Even if her son is a muscle-bound grown man, he's still her baby. Mess with Johnny and ''she'll make you regret being born''.
* ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest'' has Lila Test leaving an enormous pro wrestler an ''inch'' from death after he picks up Johnny. Hugh even admits that her fighting prowess is why she wears the pants in the relationship.
* ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'' has a small example with a nameless woman. A mother and her daughter are trapped in a car that just fell from a suspension bridge. Hawkgirl comes in and rips the roof off with her mace. Rather than wait for rescue, the mother does not hesitate to grab her kid and ''throw her up to Hawkgirl''. Hawkgirl rescues both of them. Even the nameless extras in the DCAU are badass.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': Kaeloo, who is a sort of ParentalSubstitute to Quack Quack, will get very, ''very'' mad if you dare to hurt him.
* Peggy Hill from ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' has a tendency to do this. When her niece/adoptive daughter Luanne's biological mother, Leanne, returns and starts treating Luanne like crap, being a crappy mom in general, and as the final straw, humiliating her by giving Luanne's boyfriend a lap dance in front of the whole neighborhood, Peggy finally snaps and tears into Leanne in a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown.
** Also [[InvertedTrope inverted]]: when Bobby kicks Hank in the groin and then takes advantage of his injury to calmly play a video game, even though he was banned from doing so, while forcing his father to limp around the house after him. When she sees this, Peggy attacks her own son, even giving him a noogie, because "If you show disrespect toward the man I love, you are going to have to deal with Peggy Hill!" Hank then reinforces her demonstration by telling Bobby "I can get her to do that any time, you know."
* In the original ''MyLittlePony'' episode "Bright Lights," the mothers among the ponies were more than ready to tear Knight Shade limb from limb after the baby ponies' shadows were stolen, which meant that they'd soon become {{Empty Shell}}s.
** And then there's Knight Shade's own mother, who's willing to stand between her son and an angry mob of ponies who had their shadows stolen. She does give him a stern talking to, however.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'', the mothers of all three of the protagonists qualify, particularly in the fourth SeasonFinale, when they form a temporary team to rescue their daughters from the inventor behind the SUDS project.
* Fluttershy of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' is like this toward her friends. Although normally [[ShrinkingViolet painfully shy and quiet]], [[BerserkButton when her friends are in danger]], she not only is able to rise to the occasion, she will get ''so'' mad she can face down a full-grown dragon (the one creature she fears) with such ferocity that she reduces it to tears. Or stare down a cockatrice ''as [[DeadlyGaze its gaze]] is [[TakenForGranite turning her to stone]].''
** [[TheHighQueen Princess]] [[BigGood Celestia]] is this in regards to all of the ponies she rules over. [[IncorruptiblePurePureness The number of times she's gotten even slightly angry over the course of the series can be counted on one hand]]; the more extreme (by ''far'') half of these instances were in response to large-scale threats against her beloved subjects. [[spoiler: The second time this happened, she even attempted to scorch the assailant with a massive FrickinLaserBeam.]]
** [[SilkHidingSteel Rarity]] has an instance with this as well. When [[TagAlongKid Spike]] is being threatened by teenage dragons, she instantly jumps up with this gem.
-->Rarity: Fighting's not really my thing, I'm more into [[TheFashionista fashion]], but ''I'll rip you to pieces if you touch one scale on his cute little head!''
* In ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerbTheMovieAcrossThe2ndDimension'', [[ActionGirl Candace-2]] is a Sister Bear to Phineas-2 and Ferb-2, with her whole LaResistance movement largely based on keeping them safe.
* In an old ''WesternAnimation/PorkyPig'' cartoon that parodied the French Foreign Legion, Porky and the young camel that he uses as a ride are rodeated by the enemies. The camel's mother hears the commotion from far away, shrieks "MY BABY!" and immediately rushes to help them, her paws mimicking a freaking ''locomotive'' in her way there.
* Kyle's mom Sheila in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' takes this trope a bit too far, as she starts World War III and nearly triggers Armageddon all in the name of protecting her son from toilet humor in the media.
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''. All of the Crystal Gems are this to title character Steven. Here are some highlights.
** [[TheStoic Garnet]], when she sees Steven is about to fall into a lava pit, grabs him and carries him through a room full of death traps.
** When [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever Sugilite]] accidentally sends a rock the size of a small car hurtling towards Steven, [[MyBelovedSmother Pearl]], who is probably [[FragileSpeedster the weakest Crystal Gem]] when it comes to raw strength, steps in front of him and ''kicks it in half''.
** Amethyst is more of a CoolBigSis, but she does fit this trope on occasion. She has no problem with attacking [[SuperSoldier Jasper]], a Gem twice her size and strength (who poofed ''[[AfroAsskicker Garnet]]'' seconds earlier), when Steven is being threatened by her.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "[[Recap/SupermanTheAnimatedSeriesS3E3NewKidsInTown New Kids in Town]]", when Brainiac comes after her son, Martha Kent picks up a shotgun and gives him both barrels.
* Rebecca Cunningham of ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' is a literal example, while usually not much for the teams' action packed heroics, she [[ActionGirl really steps up a mile]] whenever Molly is threatened. The others tend to suffer quite an earful whenever they inadvertently put her in danger as well.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'': In the episode "Hide and Seek," Raven has to escort three very young superpowered kids to a monastery. She resents the job at first, but eventually comes to care for her charges, culminating in the line "Nobody messes with MY kids!"
** Starfire also behaves like this towards her ExtremeOmnivore pet, Silkie.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'':
** Wanda will get violent if either Timmy or [[CousinOliver Poof]] are threatened.
** Mrs. Turner has her moments of MamaBear, too, in spite of her usual condition of [[ParentalNeglect neglectful parent]].
** Both of Timmy's parents, despite being [[HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood comically irresponsible]] enough to leave him with an evil babysitter, have gone to crazy lengths to protect Timmy. This came to the fore when Timmy wishes they had superpowers, and he ends up using this to his advantage when convincing them to give up their powers to save him.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack'': What's even worse than a Mama Bear? A Mama '''WHALE''' named Bubby. Laying a hand on her boy in front of her will be a [[{{Understatement}} TERRIBLE mistake.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretSaturdays'': Drew Saturday. Mess with her "boys" (her biological son and a cat-gorilla cryptid) and prepare for a world of hurt. She's already an ActionMom trained in martial arts, armed with a FlamingSword, and has survived conditions and situations on a daily basis that would kill an average person, and is part of a BadAssFamily. And that's when she's not in MamaBear turf.
* On ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Marge gets her own moments every now and then.
** When she was treating Nelson all nice, and giving him money. Nelson's own mother came by and yelled at Marge. Her reply? "Go home, Mrs. Muntz...AND TRY NOT TO HAVE INTERCOURSE ON THE WAY!" The reaction of her family was priceless.
** This is the sweet-tempered HouseWife who saved her daughter ''from an erupting volcano''. After the [[StrawFeminist "feminist]] [[IntrepidReporter career woman"]] that Lisa admired [[KickTheDog abandoned little Lisa to her luck.]]
** In "The Great Wife Hope", Marge ends up fighting the guy in charge of a shallow pastiche of Ultimate Fighting. She gets one-punched to the floor, Bart comes to her aid, and when her opponent picks up Bart and threatens to hit him, she growls, "That's...my...SON!" and proceeds to beat up the guy. Do ''' NOT F***''' with Marge.
** And then there's her [[Awesome/TheSimpsons calling out everybody for almost making Bart commit suicide]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'',
** Smurfette is like this with Baby Smurf, especially when [[BrainwashedAndCrazy she was changed back to her old un-Smurfy self]] and [[WouldHurtAChild Gargamel wants to use Baby Smurf]] [[KickTheDog to test out his gold-making formula]]. Realizing Gargamel '''''would''''' stoop to that level [[HeroicWillpower made Smurfette change back to her good self]], and she immediately kicked the wizard's ass for thinking about doing '''that'''.
** Another episode had a very grouchy FairyGodmother who was more than willing to use violence and [[BalefulPolymorph turn people into mice]] when her godson was kidnapped, in order to find him.
* Arcee in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' is normally a CoolBigSis to Jack, but will lay down a serious amount of hurt on anyone who threatens his safety. This extends to verbal lashings to teammates who inadvertently put him in harm's way.
** Jack's mother June is equally, if somewhat less impressively (hard to combat with a giant robot who can lazer any threat off), this trope. When Rafe gets hurt by getting caught up in a conflict between the Autobots and Decepticons, she drags both Rafe and her son away from the base and is clearly furious she has no authority to make Miko leave as well (besides being Jack's mom, she's a nurse and therefore was legally able to demand Rafe go to the hospital for treatment).
* ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'': Although normally a DeadpanSnarker who is often annoyed by his [[{{Keet}} energy]] and love for adventure, Sylvia is very protective of Wander, as confirmed by Creator/CraigMcCracken. She even resembles [[Film/{{Alien}} Ripley]] in an episode where [[spoiler:she thinks he's dead]]. She also becomes quite protective (although reluctant to admit it) of an egg Wander orders to look after.
* Somewhat off-screen in ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' and crossing with PapaWolf is Miriam (Bloom's Mom). After both she and her husband think both their daughters to be dead, they according to one account went completly berserk at the ones responsible; the Ancient Coven. Considering how high they are in among other's Faragonda's and Baltor's regard, that says something about the power which was unleashed. Ouch...
* BigBad Nerissa is this for her son, [[RebelLeader Caleb,]] in ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'', making him one of the only people in the universe she won't harm.