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[[caption-width-right:300:Who said you need to be over 18 to act like a mother?]]

->'''Janeway:''' I'm not a parent!\\
'''Q:''' Maybe not in the biological sense, but you're certainly a mommy to this crew. Just look how quickly you housebroke that Borg drone.
-->-- ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''

In an {{ensemble|s}} show, especially of the fighting kind, there needs to be someone to hold this RagtagBunchOfMisfits together before they kill each other or wander off into the woods like so many {{Player Character}}s. The Team Mom basically acts as the [[PromotionToParent mother figure]] for everyone else in the group, regardless of age or family relations. Although the role itself is traditionally female, the OverprotectiveDad or older brother can qualify for Team Mom, and the same goes for a CoolBigSis [[CharacterDevelopment who grows]] OlderAndWiser. In many cases, she actually is a parent or older sibling to at least one other character.

Not always TheLeader in action or adventure, but the leader TheTeam needs in everyday life and practical matters. Quells fights, makes sure everyone cleans behind their ears and eats their greens. Can be pretty bossy. Usually, they're {{gentle|Giant}}, [[TheCutie cute]], kind, and capable of [[ApronMatron stern mothering]] (or [[OverprotectiveDad papaing]], even).

Often enough, they're TheMedic or TheHeart. May be a NiceGirl, WhiteMagicianGirl, or AllLovingHero. If they're a literal mom and a more physical fighter, might be an ActionMom. They are by definition never [[LonersAreFreaks the loner]], and will in fact tend to be the one who pulls them into the cast's orbit as a SixthRanger. If anyone can break through and bring about a HeelFaceTurn or CooldownHug, it's them.

While they tend to be less combat capable than their teammates, BewareTheNiceOnes ''most definitely'' applies; if any of their surrogate children or siblings are threatened, they can snap into angry MamaBear mode and kick some ass. Their absence (be it [[HeroicBSOD emotional]] or [[IHaveYourWife physical]]) will most certainly put the team on edge as their ability to function as, well, ''a team'', comes into jeopardy. Thus these instances serve as a [[VetinariJobSecurity reminder of their value]] when the team grows complacent. And by the way? Villains should ''NOT'' [[AndYourLittleDogToo threaten]] or [[KickTheDog harm]] them. Ever. Her family ''[[HeroicResolve will not]] [[UnstoppableRage be pleased]]''.

The TeamMom is frequently shipped with the TeamDad, for obvious reasons.

See also the aforementioned TeamDad, a role that tends to take a slightly stricter, more disciplinary approach. If these two frequently work together, they serve as the DesignatedParents. The high school counterpart is the CuteSportsClubManager. Related to TheFace. Compare and contrast CoolBigSis, MoralityPet. See also OnlySaneMan, OnlySaneEmployee, HaremNanny, PromotionToParent, AFatherToHisMen, and ApronMatron. May be the person holding the MoralityChain.

Not to be confused with the Creator/{{MTV}} show ''Series/TeenMom''.



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%%* Lieutenant Filicia Heidemann from ''Anime/SoundOfTheSky'' fits this trope to a T, crossing it over with MamaBear in the meantime.
%%* Formerly the page image: [[IdolSinger Sarah]] [[{{Landlord}} Dupont]] in ''Anime/KaleidoStar'', despite sometimes acting [[ManChild even]] ''[[ManChild more]]'' [[ManChild childish than her proteges]].
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':
** Brock, as the [[SupremeChef Supreme]] TeamChef, mediator, and voice of reason (at least, until [[CasanovaWannabe a pretty girl shows up]]).
** Dawn's Togekiss looks to be one of these too, which is {{Lampshaded}} when she looks after Piplup as if it were, well, a little chick. Played terribly straight in the final episode of the DP saga, [[spoiler: when it comforts Pikachu and Piplup as they cry uncontrollably because Ash and Pikachu have to go back to Kanto.]]
** In BW, we have Ash's Snivy, who seems to have taken up guiding the more childish pokemon in the group as its calling. Shown in [[spoiler: BW 57, when it has to save Axew and Scraggy after they accidentally enrage a wild garbodor in the middle of the night.]]
** For the ''Sun and Moon'' saga, Mallow is the one who takes up this role as she's always looking out for the other characters, especially Lillie and Lana.
* ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis''
** Oishi Shuichiro: Vice-captain of Seigaku's tennis team, he is often nicknamed "Mother Hen of Seigaku" by his teammates for his motherly nature. In the parody where the teammates are portrayed as a large extended family, he's the mother.
** Jackal Kuwahara from Rikkai also is the TeamMom. More specifically, he's often asked to take care of his BrattyHalfPint ''[[SenpaiKohai kouhai]]'' Akaya Kirihara.
%%** A third male example would be Koujirou Saeki from Rokkaku.
* Nami of ''Manga/OnePiece'', although she's a particularly selfish example, she's still [[WomenAreWiser the most responsible of the early crew]]. This ends when Robin pretty much takes over the role of TeamMom over time, even managing to mother Nami herself. WordOfGod even says Robin is the mom.
%%* ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' - Kyoya is dubbed TeamMom by self-proclaimed TeamDad Tamaki, and Tamaki ups this a notch by addressing Kyoya as [[HoYay "Mom" or "Mommy" quite frequently]]. Technically, however, Tamaki is more of the TeamMom, while Kyoya is the TeamDad.
%%* Sora Takenouchi from ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' falls into this rather frequently. Near the end, she had a nervous breakdown about how she feels like she couldn't live up to everyone's expectations of her achieving this role.
%%* Also, Yoshino from ''Anime/DigimonSavers''.
%%* Fai is not only frequently referred to as the team mom in ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' but makes sure everyone knows Kurogane's the TeamDad, too. (Much to [[{{Tsundere}} Kurogane's]] disgust and the {{Yaoi Fangirl}}s delight.) They also double as MamaBear and PapaWolf.
* The ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' series, either from the Universal Century continuity or the numerous [[AlternateUniverse AU series]], seem to REALLY love to apply this trope to their girls:
** In the original ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'', we have both White Base helmswoman Mirai Yashima and Lieutenant Matilda Ajan. Mirai's place as TeamMom is [[LampshadeHanging acknowledged in canon]] when AcePilot Sleggar tells Cameron Bloom that he should respect Mirai's wishes, since she's the mother of the White Base [[spoiler: and is confirmed when she gets involved with Bright, the TeamDad]]. Frau Bow also was a bit of a Team Mom, though younger and more childish than the other two.
%%** In ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'', Mirai is succeeded by [[ActionGirl AEUG female pilots]] Emma Sheen and Reccoa Londo ([[spoiler: though the latter has a FaceHeelTurn]]). The TeamMom torch is then passed on ChineseGirl Fa Yuiri in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ'', and to AcePilot Marvette Fingerhut in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam Victory Gundam]]''. [[spoiler: Who is actually pregnant with ''her'' child at the end of the series. Too bad the baby's father, Oliver Inoue, had already been killed through HeroicSacrifice.]]
%%** If we go to AU Gundams, ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'' sometimes places [[HotScientist Rain Mikamura]] in this role.
%%** In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' we have {{Action Girl}}s Lucrezia Noin and Sally Po, as well as circus girl Catherine Bloom. They're joined by [[spoiler: the no-longer psychotic Lady Une]] in ''Endless Waltz'', and by [[spoiler: the OlderAndWiser Hilde Schbeiker]] in the ''Frozen Teardrop'' novels.
%%** Murrue Ramius was not just TheCaptain, but also Team Mom for the ''Archangel's'' teenaged pilots and BridgeBunnies in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED''. Her [[NumberTwo second-in-command]] [[SergeantRock Natarle Badgiruel]] wasn't too happy with this, but Murrue's example nevertheless prompted Natarle to act as a TeamMom to FallenPrincess Fllay Alster when she became ''her'' bridge bunny in the ''Dominion''.
* Rias Gremory from ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD'' acts as this for her demon peerage. And that's in spite of the fact that most of them are her competition for [[ChickMagnet Issei]]'s affections.
%%** [[spoiler: Leesa Kujoh aka]] Sumeragi Lee Noriega from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' pretty much fits this to a T, in addition to her role as the the captain of Ptolemaios.
** Also Princess Marina Ismail, emphasized when [[spoiler: she mothers a bunch of kids who are refugees from her destroyed Kingdom]]
%%* Sakura Kakei from ''Manga/GetBackers'', who is the TeamMom for several street gangs she's joined.
* The TeamMom in ''Manga/WaGaNaWaUmishi'' is more like the team grandpa, old Gramp. Without him there's a better than 80% chance that the rest of Nanba Salvage would have killed each other by now.
%%* Shamal from ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs''. Notable in that she's the TeamMom of the ''QuirkyMinibossSquad''...at least, that's how they start out.
%%** Also, to an extent, Lindy Harlaown and Nanoha and Fate themselves, in ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS StrikerS]]''.
* Captain Retsu Unohana aka [[FanNickname Captain Mom]] from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', among the Shinigami, though she's ''really'' not less combat-capable than others. Kon lampshades the trope when he refers to her as "okaasan", aka "mom".
** There's also a subversion in the Kurosaki family, where the one handling the housework and keeping the family fed and well taken care of is actually an ''eleven-year-old girl'', Ichigo's little sister Yuzu.
%%** We also have a villainous example in the Third Espada [[DarkSkinnedBlond Tia]] [[DarkActionGirl Harribel]], who seems to have a quite close relationship with her [[AmazonBrigade all female Fraccion]].
* Almost every Clan in ''Anime/{{K}}'' has [[GenderInvertedTrope male ones]].
** Kuroh for Hakumaitou, who sits the others down and starts cooking for them, even while he's still trying to kill them, and keeps making lunch for them (leading to Shiro's comment that Kuroh is [[ShipTease his wife]]).
** Kusanagi for HOMRA, the one who makes all of the plans for the group, holds them all together, and knows exactly how to manage them emotionally (like in season 1 episode, 3, when he knows just what to tell Misaki and Rikio to get them to focus on the task and not worry about Mikoto).
** Iwafune for Jungle - he cooks for the group, keeps them playing nice with each other, and is definitely like a father to Nagare, the Green King.
* Nozomi in ''Anime/LoveLive'' - she is the one who gets the team together, guiding all of the members into realizing they want to be in the group, and she cares for them emotionally after they're all assembled as well. She also picked the name of the group - there are nine muses, and [[TarotTroubles the cards told her]] there would be nine members.
* Francoise Arnoul aka 003 of ''Manga/Cyborg009'', more in the 2001 adaptation than the others. Not only she takes care of baby Ivan/001 as if he was either her child or baby brother and aids Dr. Gilmore when he's gotta take care of the others, but at some point she talks to a disgruntled Jet/002 as if she was lecturing a whiny kid, despite them being the same age (they were both made cyborgs when they were teenagers). {{Lampshaded}} in a 2001 episode where she's kidnapped by a MailerDaemon with huge MommyIssues, and one of the reasons behind that is speculated to be Francoise's motherly behavior.
%%** The Psychic Assassins arc gives us Mai, the TeamMom for the ''QuirkyMinibossSquad''.
%%* ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD'' has Rias Gremory, the red-haired beauty that leads the Occult Research Club, and quite possibly one of the better examples listed here.
* Yuka, Kouta's cousin from ''Manga/ElfenLied''. {{Lampshaded}} in the anime, where she's sometimes referred to as the "mother" of the group. Even more when she and Kouta are given custody of Mayu, making her the girl's adoptive mother.
%%* [[TheMedic Megumi]] [[NoblewomansLaugh Takani]] from ''Manga/RurouniKenshin''.
%%** Also, IllGirl Sayo Magdaria in the anime.
%%* Kurenai Yuuhi from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', [[ParentalSubstitute especially towards]] [[FragileFlower Hinata]], and [[spoiler:is also literally a mom now, being pregnant with the deceased TeamDad Sarutobi Asuma's child]].
%%** Princess Tsunade turns into this after becoming the Fifth Hokage. The Mizukage ''might'' fit in as well.
%%* Raquel Casull of ''LightNovel/ScrappedPrincess''. If there is one perfect mother figure who isn't actually a mother, it's her.
%%* Chrono sometimes falls into this role in ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' -- humorously so, considering he's [[TheOneGuy only male member]] of his group and [[OlderThanTheyLook appears to be much younger than he really is]].
%%** Fiore also seems to take on this role for the villain's group. [[spoiler:After Mary Magdalene, anyway.]]
* Colonel Volcott from ''Anime/GalaxyAngel'' takes on this role even though [[GenderFlip he's a guy]]. Since it's played for comedy, he completely fails at being a TeamMom, and ends up being more of a 'team maid' doing all the menial chores.
%%* Saori Kido aka Athena from ''Manga/SaintSeiya''. Occasionally, Aquila Marin also fills in. It shall be noted that both are teenagers, with Marin being as much 17 and Saori being ''13'': this means that Saori is younger than some of the guys she mothers around.
%%** Polaris Hilda was the TeamMom for the whole Ansgard, until she was brainwashed into becoming the DarkMessiah. [[spoiler: She gets better.]]
%%** A more down to Earth example is Miho, Seiya's UnluckyChildhoodFriend, who plays the role for the kids from the orphanage she grew up in.
* Despite being the same age as her companions, Aquila Yuna from ''Anime/SaintSeiyaOmega'' basically keeps the team together. Her role becomes further reinforced in the Twelve Houses arc, where she becomes [[CooldownHug the guardian of Kouga's sanity]] and actively tries to make Eden become [[SixthRanger part of the team.]]
%%* Mega in ''Anime/TransformersSuperGodMasterforce'' is a rare villainous example.
%%* Cordelia in ''Anime/RomeoXJuliet'', despite being only two years older than Juliet. [[spoiler: She becomes a literal mom in the epilogue.]]
%%* On her most focused days, Midori Sugiura from ''Anime/MaiHime'' fills this role.
%%* Yukine of ''VisualNovel/{{CLANNAD}}'', who plays this role for [[spoiler:both her brother's gang and their rival gang]].
%%* Tea Gardner/Anzu Mazaki from ''Manga/YuGiOh''
* Mamori Anezaki from ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}''. She even manages to (sort of) mother [[MagnificentBastard Hiruma]], machine guns and all. What's more, her affection for Sena is ''explicitly'' maternal in nature.
* Sanae Nakazawa, Yukari Nishimoto, Yayoi Aoba, Yoshiko Fujisawa, Machiko Machida and (in the videogames) Youko Katagiri from ''Manga/CaptainTsubasa''. Justified trope since they're all [[CuteSportsClubManager the managers of their respective teams]], so they're ''literally'' the team moms. Kumi Sugimoto is an exception: she's an assistant too, but doesn't fill in since she's actually [[NaiveNewcomer a newbie to the sport.]]
%%** Also, Tsubasa's mother Natsuko (''specially'' in the first tournament arc) and Hyuga's manager Kaori Matsumoto.
* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'':
** Male example: Antonio/Spain, who raises Lovino/South Italy almost on his own.
** Elizaveta/Hungary (who starts as Feliciano/North Italy's CoolBigSis and is promoted to TeamMom when she marries TeamDad Roderich/Austria)
** Ukraine is less lucky since her younger siblings are ''both'' {{Yandere}}s, but seems to [[CloudCuckooLandersMinder do fine]] with [[CloudCuckoolander Poland]].
** China is the TeamMom of the Allies, trying to remain as the OnlySaneMan [[WithFriendsLikeThese as they all struggle]]. This goes double in regards to the Asians since he often tries to give them advice or assert some authority over them... only for them, save for Korea, to see him as [[MeddlingParents overbearing and nagging instead.]]
** The TeamMom of the Nordics is Sweden: he's levelheaded, serious, good at woodcrafts, and has even adopted two child micronations (Sealand and Ladonia).
** Among the [[GenderFlip Nyotalia]] girls, female!England seems to fit in here. Not only she's seen wearing a UsefulNotes/WorldWarII nurse uniform and carrying a broom in official art, when [[WeirdnessMagnet Estonia]] meets the Nyotalias she stops female!America from hitting him in a manner that resembles like a mother or caretaker scolding a naughty kid.
%%* Mia Kouji/Nasuti Yagyuu from ''RoninWarriors''.
%%* Vega in ''Anime/GearFighterDendoh'', [[spoiler:literally]].
* In ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' we have two. Kyoko Honda nee Katsunuma (a rare loner example, who [[spoiler: because of her past she recruits quite the RagTagBunchOfMisfits, including her own daughter after her future husband, Honda Katsuya, healed her with the PowerOfLove]]) and Kyouko's daughter Honda Tohru (a more traditional example, who also heals and held the RagTagBunchOfMisfits together with the PowerOfLove).
%%* Isabella Yamamoto in ''Manga/ParadiseKiss''.
%%* Older example: Megumi Ouka from ''Anime/VoltesV''.
%%* If it were a regular giant robot anime this ought be the role Misato fills in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', but since it is ''Evangelion'' [[{{Deconstruction}} she]] [[DeconstructedTrope sucks at it]].
%%** Under "normal circumstances", Misato's HotScientist best friend Ritsuko Akagi would be a secondary TeamMom, and in fact she ''does'' fill in during the more light-hearted first part of the series and even manages to mother Misato herself... but you said that already, [[DysfunctionJunction this]] [[ThereAreNoTherapists is]] [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Evangelion]]
%%*** The closest thing ''Evangelion'' has to a TeamMom in actuality is probably ''Shinji''. [[YouSuck God it sucks to be Shinji]]
* In ''Anime/CowboyBebop'', Jet Black is an odd masculine CoolOldGuy male version of this trope. Though he has plenty of badass moments, he is very much the Team Mom in domestic concerns aboard the Bebop, especially when it comes to feeding the crew. He's also a good example of a TeamDad as well, particularly when it comes to Spike and Faye. This is at least in part due to a truly ''massive'' lack of competition for the job. Who else is going to do it? Spike? ''Faye?'' '''''Ed?!''''' The second most responsible person on the crew is probably Ein, and he's a dog.
* Fuu in ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'', keeps Mugen and Jin [[TeethClenchedTeamwork from killing each other]], sometimes literally.
* Kagome Higurashi in ''Manga/InuYasha''. As TheChick ''and'' TheLancer in the FiveManBand, she keeps TheHero in line ("SIT, BOY!"), acts like the TagalongKid's ParentalSubstitute, offers [[TheBigGuy The Big Girl]] moral support ''and'' [[ShipperOnDeck ships her with]] TheSmartGuy.
* Lussuria of ''[[Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn Reborn]]'' refers to '''himself''' as the "Mommy" of the Varia, so much so that his underlings actually call him "big sis" * shudder* .
* Namiko of 'Manga/GAGeijutsukaArtDesignClass''-- {{Lampshaded}} by her version of the ending that said she practically "mothers" the others.
* Flute becomes this in ''Manga/ViolinistOfHameln''. It's even commented on by others, and pointed out that since most of them lost their own mothers at a young age, Flute just sort of naturally becomes a surrogate parent to them. [[spoiler:Flute's own mother]] Queen Horn seems to be this for all of Sforzando.
* Kitty Kitten from ''Anime/SpaceRunawayIdeon'' is this to the orphans she took under her wing. To a degree, Lin and Karala fit in too.
* Farnese becomes this in ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', as Casca's [[TheCaretaker caretaker]] and because of her willingness to take care of everyone's basic needs.
%%* Trunks acts as a male version of this trope for Goku, Pan, and Gill/Giru during the first half of ''Anime/DragonBallGT''.
%%** One or twice, Goku's wife [[{{Tsundere}} Chi-Chi]] found herself in this position.
%%** Piccolo functions as this at times, primarily during the fight against the Saiyans and during the Buu arc. He's not a male version, as Namekians are genderless, asexual creatures, but he's fairly masculine.
* Believe it or not, LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya takes up the role from time to time. Like when she takes care of Kyon after he falls off a cliff during the Mystery Murder, plays with Kyon's little sister and other kids, stays by Kyon's bedside ''for three days'' [[spoiler: when he's hospitalized during ''Disappearance'']] or [[spoiler: watches over the sick Yuki in the beginning of Volume 10.]]
%%* Marie Mjolnir from Manga/SoulEater.
* ''Manga/{{NANA}}'': Nana "Hachi" Komatsu, who is usually the childish one in most of her relationships, is actually quite motherly towards the members of Blast (with the exception of [[spoiler: Yasu]], who is this type of character too), even before [[spoiler: she finds out she's pregnant]]. Afterwards, it only increases especially in regard to [[spoiler: her taking care of Nana O. after Ren's death]]. [[spoiler: Shin]] even starts referring to her as his mother.
%%* Both Captain Misumi Tanaka and Maki Anou in ''Manga/{{Bokurano}}.''
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'':
%%** In ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', Evangeline, of all people, has been known to act like this. Of course, [[NobleDemon she will vehemently deny this if you bring it up.]]
%%** Chizuru Naba.
%%** Akira Ookochi.
%%** Ayaka was already the ClassRepresentative, but fits more as team mom [[spoiler: after it's revealed that Negi gave her a sort-of role in his plans.]]
** Chisame fills the role in the Magic World Arc, making sure everybody stays on track and keeping the more CloudCuckooLander characters in check.
%%** If the various flashbacks are any indication, Alebreio Imma was TeamMom for Ala Rubra with Konoe Eishun serving as TeamDad.
%%* Cleao Everlasting from ''LightNovel/{{Orphen}}'', and formerly Stephanie. Who actually [[CoolBigSis teaches Cleao]] how to invoke this trope.
* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'''s Integra acts this way sometimes in the manga, in particular as contrast to "TeamDad" Alucard in their guidance of Seras Victoria. While he tries to be harsh, lying down the rules and teaching her practical matters in his twisted way, Integra nurtures her in own way, gives {{Cool Down Hug}}s and feeds her (via her own blood) with more diplomacy. At the epilogue, she chides at her like a mother would to a naughty child.
* In ''Franchise/SailorMoon'':
** Setsuna/Pluto fits this role as a mediator between the idealistic Inner Senshi and the pragmatic Outer Senshi.
** Among the Inner Seishi, Makoto/Jupiter and Ami/Mercury have shades of this. Mako is the one who takes care more of housekeeping stuff and the Senshi as a whole adore her cooking, and Ami is the more CloserToEarth of the girls and [[OnlySaneMan often keeps her teammates grounded.]] And God ''help'' you [[MamaBear if you look at the other Senshi wrong]]: either of these girls will FUCK YOUR SHIT UP.
** In the SliceOfLife episodes of the first [[Anime/SailorMoon anime]], Haruna Sakurada was this and a SternTeacher who equally scolded Usagi and her friends, but also showed sincere care for their well-being. (i.e., when she once found Umino and Naru knocked out, her first reaction was to check on them and then try finding help, before she also was caught by the MonsterOfTheWeek.) Too bad she got DemotedToExtra after the ''R'' season.
** Even ''Luna the Cat'' has the TeamMom ball on her kitten back more than once. This is specially obvious in the early parts of the anime: when Usagi was getting used to the Sailor Senshi deals, Luna had to often scold her like a naughty kid and push her towards action, while also making sure she'd be okay.
%%* Ichiyo from ''Manga/CrossGame''.
* ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' has two ''[[GenderInvertedTrope male ]]''[[GenderInvertedTrope examples]]. Kotetsu tries to "mother" his partner Barnaby and make sure he eats properly [[spoiler: (somewhat ironic considering the fact that Barnaby's an orphan)]], but ends up being more successful in the case of Ivan, Pao-Lin and Karina. The other "mom", Nathan, is more than happy to listen to his fellow superheroes' woes -- lending helpful and worldly advice whenever possible.
%%* Ayako Matsuzaki in ''Manga/GhostHunt'', with Bou-san as TeamDad.
* Shizuka from ''Manga/HanaYoriDango'' seems to have formerly filled this role for the F4, [[MoralityChain and her absence may have something to do]] with [[KickTheDog the extreme levels of jerkassery they've fallen to by the beginning of the series.]]
%%* Karen Kasumi from ''Manga/{{X1999}}'', with Seiichiro Aoki as the TeamDad.
* ''Anime/MawaruPenguindrum'': Shouma Takakura is a SupremeChef and often does the household chores, making him the perfect HouseHusband. Himari lampshades this in the last episode when she comments that [[spoiler: after their parents disappeared, Shouma pretty much took on the role of their mother.]]; even more, Kanba and Himari also refer to him as a YamatoNadeshiko, aka the pérfect Japanese ''wife''.
* Ibuki of ''Manga/SamuraiHaremAsuNoYoichi'' fits this to a T, as a natural result of PromotionToParent after [[ParentalAbandonment their parents left her and her sisters alone as children.]]
* In ''AudioPlay/SaintBeast'', Rey tries to fulfil this role, being the cook, TheHeart, and the mediator, but occasionally fails thanks to his {{foil}} Gai, who is good at bringing out his immature side.
* ''Manga/{{Haikyuu}}'' has at least two confirmed male [[TeamMom Team Moms]]:
** Koushi Sugawara is the vice-captain and motherly counterpart to TeamDad [[TheCaptain Daichi Sawamura]]. He is known for being Karasuno's nicest player and is very caring and soothing. He is one of the rare people able to calm Kageyama down and tends to invigorate his teammates when he enters the court, earning the [[InSeriesNickname nickname]] "Mr. Refreshing", courtesy of Oikawa.
** Morisuke Yaku is Nekoma's mom friend, chastising and pushing his teammates further, but also caring a lot about their well-being. For instance, Yaku teared up when he saw [[NotGoodWithPeople Kenma]] quickly befriending Hinata.
** Keiji Akaashi could also qualify with the way he became an expert in dealing with Bokuto's mood swings.
%%* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', Erza fits this role among [[FiveManBand Team Natsu]] as well as TheBigGal. As far as the entire guild goes, [[SilkHidingSteel Mirajane]] shares this role with her, but she's also their cover girl.
* ''VisualNovel/KoihimeMusou'', especially its more lighthearted anime adaptation, has several. Kouchuu fulfils this role for the Shoko faction as both the domestic one among its generals and the one dispensing advice on life. It helps that she's a bona fide ActionMom as well. Kougai is this for the Son family. One of its longest-serving and most respected vassals, she possesses a worldly wisdom as well as a wealth of experience. She's the one that helps their feudal lord and her chief advisor reconcile after a spat. Gi does not have an out-and-out TeamMom relying on the calm and collected Kakouen to be the one that apologizes for the antics of her comrades like an embarrassed mother. However she's sometimes NotSoAboveItAll which can put Kakouen into CoolBigSis territory.
* Go, the Knight of Fire in ''Manga/{{Pretear}}'' takes on the TeamMom role for the Leafe Knights. He's not the team leader, but he's the one consistently making sure that the three child knights (and magical girl Himeno) are fed, napped, and kept out of trouble. Even the more important main knights defer to Go when it comes to field calls for the kids. By the end of the series, Go [[spoiler: (sends the kids away from the main battle so that some remnant of the Knights will survive to carry on the fight.)]]
* Nanako Misonoo from ''Manga/OniisamaE'' comes as this once in a while, specially [[spoiler: when Kaoru has a fit of pain and Nanako first gets her medicines, then takes care of her. (And she slaps Rei for not really helping her at first, too.)]]
%%* Petra Ral from Manga/AttackOnTitan. [[spoiler: Until she suffers a CruelAndUnusualDeath, that is.]]
* Haise Sasaki from ''Manga/TokyoGhoul :Re'' is TheLeader of the Quinx, and would like to pretend he's stern enough to be their TeamDad. In reality, he admits to being too soft on them and cooks their meals, with the group worrying about being fed when he's too busy with work. It even gets lampshaded, with [[TheChick Saiko]] calling him "Maman" (the French variant of "Mama"). But just don't [[BerserkButton mess]] with [[PapaWolf his]] [[CurbStompBattle kids]].
* Mari is this to the kids in ''Anime/{{Tokyo Magnitude 8}}''. She befriends the siblings after the earthquake and promises to take them home, being their adult supervision throughout the series. Mari herself is a widow with a toddler daughter, so she has experience with kids and is pretty maternal.
* ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'' has a male example in Hakkai, who, while very much combat-capable, explicitly serves as the team's primary support, handling conflicts and being the TeamChef as well as TheMedic. Although one of the reasons everyone listens to him seems to be the [[BadassBookworm fear]] [[{{Yandere}} of]] [[SerialKiller triggering]] [[SuperpoweredEvilSide his]] [[BewareTheNiceOnes anger]]. Regardless, he fits this role in the "family" pretty well, with Sanzo being the Dad[[note]]he acts more like the Grandpa, despite only being a year older[[/note]], and Gojyo and Goku being the older and the younger child, respectively; this dynamic gets played up a lot in the audio dramas.
* ''Manga/SchoolLive'' has two of these:
** Megu-nee, the girl's teacher, is the only adult alive due to the ZombieApocalypse. She acts as a maternal figure to the girls and especially Yuki, who is the most sensitive and immature of the main characters. [[spoiler:She died rather early into the apocalypse though. Even in death she managed to be a guidance figure to the group, albeit through Yuki's hallucinations of her.]]
** Yuuri is in the same age as everyone else but plays the CoolBigSis of the group. [[spoiler:It helps that she is literally an older sister, though she blocked out the memory until dozens of chapters in.]]
%%* Mami from Puella Magi Madoka Magica. There's a reason that her name sounds like 'Mommy'.
* A male example occurs in ''Manga/Brave10'' with Rokuro. He's always keeping everyone in tea and in line ([[{{Slapstick}} often forcefully]]), but always remaining [[OnlySaneMan rational]] and occasionally offering a pep talk to those who need them in his own way. Naturally, he gets along easily with Kakei, the TeamDad, as both are relatively orthodox people in a [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits cast of eccentrics]].
* Yun/Yoon is the TeamMom of the Happy Hungry Bunch in ''Manga/YonaOfTheDawn'' to the point where they jokingly call him "mother," which he finds irritating and a little touching.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Susan Storm from the ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'' is this literally (having two young children) and figuratively, proving moral and emotional support for the whole team. This was the biggest reason her {{Stripperific}} costume was a failure that fans and critics alike hated; even the biggest fans of She-Hulk and Power Girl don't see Sue as the type.
%%* Nico Minoru of the ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}''. In her case, she actually is the Team Leader in battle, after Alex [[spoiler:betrays the team and then dies]].
%%* Many female ComicBook/XMen have fallen into this trope, most famously ComicBook/JeanGrey, but also ComicBook/{{Storm}} and, most recently, ComicBook/EmmaFrost.
* Alfred fits the role for the Bat-Family, providing basic care-giving and moral support, and occasionally being the only reason that the more obsessive members of the group (particularly Bruce) ''ever'' get any food or sleep. Dick actually called him his mom at one point.
* The absent-minded cleric Piffany provides the moral center for the group in ''ComicStrip/{{Nodwick}}'' (she's also TheMedic). Her status as a likable, [[TheDitz ditzy]] PuritySue ([[WordOfGod by canon!]]) has her teammates be able to identify who the truly evil people in the setting are by them being mean to her. Gods save you from these {{Sociopathic Hero}}es ''if you make her cry.''
%%* Bane is trying to be this in the new ComicBook/SecretSix series. Seeing him mother assassins is... interesting, to say the least especially given that he's TheBigGuy.
%%* Heather Hudson of ''ComicBook/AlphaFlight''.
* When Robin, Superboy, and Impulse first started out as Comicbook/YoungJustice, Robin remarked with disgust that they were acting more like Impulse's parents than his teammates. To which Superboy responded "Whoa, hey! I am not the mom, okay? I am NOT the mom!"
%%* Both Catherine Cobert and Sue Dibny played this role for the Justice League of Europe.
* Mother of Champions is this to the ''Great Ten'', serving as a paragon of wisdom and emotional strength. It takes some kind of woman to have lose 25 children eight days after they're born and remain in control. She's actually had sex with most of her teammates - but that's because these couplings produce soldiers with even greater abilities.
* Paulie from ''ComicBook/{{Circles}}'' is very kind and motherly to his friends and the others in his residence. He even prefers to call those who live in the residence his family.


%%* Unohana is this towards Squad 4 in bleach canon. In Fanfic/{{Downfall}}, she manages to be this [[spoiler: to the arrancar]] in an... odd way.
%%* Aeris in [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3881487/1/The_Unfamiliar The Unfamiliar]]
%%** [[spoiler: Also Jenova. In a weird, creepy way. ]]
* Of all people, Vexen is completely this in ''Fill the Moon''; he basically raised the incredibly dysfunctional BadassFamily that was the Apprentices during their time in Radiant Garden, and continues to do so after they all become Nobodies. Once the Organization's ranks begin to swell, he manages to accept the others as surrogate children. [[spoiler:Well, except for Marluxia, but he's his lover.]]
%%* In "post-rescue" ''[[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers Galaxy Rangers]]'' scenarios, Eliza Foxx often steps up for this role. Her husband [[AFatherToHisMen added three more "kids" to the roster]] during her absence.
* In fitting with the Comic Book example above, Sue Dibny is the TeamMom of almost the entire superhero community in Roleplay/DCNation. It helps when you're the political liaison for the Franchise/{{Justice League|of America}} and used to take the senior [[ComicBook/TeenTitans Titans]] out for ice-cream after report cards.
* Jeri Katou in the ''FanFic/TamersForeverSeries'' is a Team MamaBear, as even when she [[TookALevelInBadAss Takes A Level In BadAss]] and becomes an ActionGirl she is still the most protective of the tamers.
* In Music/{{Vocaloid}} fanon, Meiko tends to take this role when not being a [[HardDrinkingPartyGirl drunkard]]. Due to her shared status as TheLadette, however, she tends to be either a MyBelovedSmother or MamaBear as well. When it's not her, it's usually [[TheStoic Luka]].
* In ''Fanfic/GameTheoryFanFic'', Precia invoked this trope when she created her {{Familiar}}, Linith. Precia herself is simply not capable of providing Fate with the emotional comfort she needs, but she needed Fate to be stable enough to carry out her plans, so she had Linith fill that roll. [[spoiler:Linith later does the same for Nanoha and Vesta as well.]]
%%* In Fanfic/FlyFree, [[Anime/OnePiece Robin,]] plays this role to Team Seven, and her influence slowly spreads from there. What makes it funny is that the TeamDad is [[{{Anime/Naruto}} Kakashi]] and the Team (and other genin) very much [[ShipperOnDeck ship the two]].
%%* Fluttershy has evolved into this in the Blog/ReadingRainbowverse.
* ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfTime'' has three: the [[Series/DoctorWho TARDIS]], who is essentially this to the Doctor and his Companions; Sally Watson, who is both an ''actual'' new mom and finds herself taking care of the younger Baker Street Irregulars; and Beth Lestrade, who helps Sally take care of the Irregulars and becomes TheLeader.
* Riza Hawkeye is heavily implied to have been this for the members of Roy Mustang's unit in the ''Fanfic/ElementalChessTrilogy''. She and Mustang are even playfully described at one point as having been "mommy and daddy to four rowdy little boys," and one of the 'rowdy little boys' admits that it's not entirely wrong.
* In ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'', this usually alternates between Thor (towards Harry and his cohorts, usually by providing hugs for Harry and kindly advice for others), Pepper (to the Avengers as a whole, ensuring that they stay organised and approximately sane - she even helps Harry pick the colours of his room) and Frigga (to everyone in range because she's the Goddess of Motherhood, often of the MamaBear variety to Harry and Diana).
** Sue Storm is this to her little brother, with her second on-screen appearance being chasing after him at a skating rink as he predictably goes zooming off at uncontrollable speeds.
** Wanda, usually to Harry, though she's more than willing to extend it to his friends, and [[spoiler: Lorna Dane, her much younger half-sister]], should they need it.
** Jean Grey, who despite only being seventeen, is this to Harry (her cousin), [[spoiler: Maddie/Rachel (her stolen-at-birth twin sister)]], and just about everyone younger than her.
%%* In a ''Series/MajorCrimes'' and ''Series/TheCloser'' fanfic ''Outsiders'', Lucy Leight is pretty much this to her four (one related, three foster-) sisters, and to an extent to the whole Net. The situation gets tricky when Brenda becomes the "fairy godmother" of ''all of them'', including Lucy - it's more or less two Team Moms on duty for the others and a nice dynamic between the two of them.
* In ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfAnElderGod'', Misato becomes this to her squad of teen mecha pilots. She leads them, looks after them and plays the peacemaker when they argue or fight. During the War, she takes Shinji and Asuka in. After the War, [[spoiler:the four fourteen-year-old kids have not relatives or friends left, and she becomes their caretaker, not giving a damn about what other people could think.]]
* In ''Fanfic/TheBridge'', Mothra Lea fills the role for the core Terran Defender kaiju comprised of herself, Godzilla Junior, Rodan, and Anguirus. She's the most composed and culture savvy of the four, helping immensely in smoothing relations with the Equestrians; and can quickly call the other three into order. Ironically enough, while they are all around the same mental maturity [[note]]Rodan withstanding as younger[[/note]], she's biologically the ''youngest'' of the lot.
* After learning about what goes bump in the night, Joyce Summers in ''[[https://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-28404-174/DianeCastle%2BXendra.htm Xendra]]'' acts like a mother to all the Scoobies, even the adults (barring Giles). Since she can't really fight, she mostly supports them by cooking for them and making sure everyone eats right and gets enough sleep. When she learns Wesley stayed up all night translating an old scroll, he's noted as looking like a child whose mother caught him staying up late watching cartoons. It helps that not only is she Buffy's mother but [[spoiler:due to Xendra being The Key, she's also Xander's adopted mother]].
** Xander later suggests a [=DRI=] agent call Joyce mom, claiming "All the cool kids are doing it".
* In the ''{{Discworld}}'' of Creator/AAPessimal, the first four ''official'' trainee women Assassins are from disparate nationalities and backgrounds. Three are in their late teens or early twenties. The fourth is in her forties and the others soon realise she is the Team Mum, or at least the Team Slightly Crotchety Maiden Aunt, the glue who holds the four together. Over the fifteen months of the Mature Students' Course, Johanna, Emmanuelle and Alice realise they owe a lot to Joan and they each (although none would really openly admit it) consider her to be the best friend they have.

[[folder:Film -- Animated]]
* In ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'', Snow White takes up this role after being taken in by the dwarves. She even tells them, grown men, they'll get no supper till they wash up!
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'', La Muerte Gives off this vibe when she [[spoiler:protects Manolo and his family from her husband when she confronts him on his cheating. There's also her motherly interactions with the Detention Kids as Mary-Beth]].
* Master Crane from ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' is described as the "Mother Hen", despite being male. And voiced by Creator/DavidCross.

[[folder:Film -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/XMenApocalypse'':
** As a man with an [[InTouchWithHisFeminineSide androgynous personality]], Professor X is a father figure to his surrogate family who also has a prominent "motherly" side. Xavier had already exhibited strong nurturing tendencies in ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', and here, he calls his students "my darlings" when he sends them off to bed, and he even uses a ''Film/MaryPoppins'' reference (the joke being that he behaves slightly like a "governess" around the younger children). He is very gentle and caring when he soothes Jean's fears about her death-filled "nightmare" and her telepathy. After Raven becomes his NumberTwo within the X-Men, Charles' "maternal" approach appears more pronounced because Mystique is the drill sergeant who molds the team into soldiers, and he's the one who takes charge of their academic education and their emotional well-being.
** Ororo is the matriarch of her small band of street urchins. She steals to feed them, and they obey her when she shoos them off so that she can have a private conversation with Apocalypse.
%%* According to his toy bio, Demolishor from ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'' acts as a ''guardian'' to a leaderless group of Decepticons on Earth. Giant. One-wheeled. Rampaging. ''Demolishor.''
* Hal Moore's wife does this in ''Film/WeWereSoldiers'' personally handing the notifications to the families of the fallen.
%%* Balin takes on this role in ''Film/TheHobbit''. So does Dori, but usually when it concerns his youngest brother Ori.
%%* Rose becomes this in ''Film/WereTheMillers''.
* Sam Gerard in ''Film/TheFugitive'' manages to be both Team Mom and TeamDad: he refers to his team as his 'kids' and is constantly concerned about their well-being, to the extent that this spills over to reassuring and taking care of Richard Kimble (the titular fugitive himself) at the end of the film.
* Jason Scott from ''Film/PowerRangers2017'' is the Team Mom. He's always looking out for the others, his own well-being inconsequential. He's ready to take the blame when things go wrong and is the one most of the others turn to when they're upset.

* In ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'' Jerin fills this position for his younger siblings, to the point that the younger ones act as if they're losing their father a second time when they are told that Jerin will leave.
%%* Amadahy Love from ''Creator/BettyAdams'' ''Literature/DyingEmbers''
%%* Lupa from ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus''.
* In ''Literature/ProtectorOfTheSmall'', Kel takes this role from the start and escalates it through the series. From the leader of a study group in book one to a refugee camp in book four. She's even a full-fledged ParentalSubstitute for Tobe. (She even makes Neal eat his vegetables in their very first year. Neal is ''a few years'' '''older''' than Kel.)
* There's Molly Weasley of ''Literature/HarryPotter'' who is the mother of seven children. She consider Harry like a son, treats Hermione like a daughter and acts as hostess to the whole Order of the Phoenix as well.
** Among the younger main characters, Hermione herself acts as this, often looking after Harry and Ron's safety and reminding them of things they need to do (occasionally to their annoyance). She's also the oldest of the three, being born ten months before Harry, who was born four months after Ron.
* Wendy Moira Angela Darling from ''PeterPan'' (currently pictured above). You know when Maggie in ''Film/{{Hook}}'' berates Dustin Hoffman for "needing a mother very badly"? It effectively harks back to the original novel.
* ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'': Edmund Pevensie claims Susan always tries to act like Mother, bossing the two youngest Pevensies around. He's right. Her goal is to keep them safe.
%%* Margaret "Meg" March, the oldest sister in ''Literature/LittleWomen''. In ''Little Men'', her middle sister Jo becomes the TeamMom of the Plumfield children.
%%* All of the aunts in Louisa May Alcott's ''Literature/EightCousins'' and ''Rose in Bloom'' try their hands at this, but the ones who grasp the concept the most are [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Aunt Jessie]], [[ApronMatron Aunt Plenty]], and - to a lesser extent - [[SternTeacher Aunt Jane]].
%%* Susan in the ''Literature/SwallowsAndAmazons'' series.
%% * Max from ''Literature/MaximumRide'' fits this to the letter. And she does frequently go MamaBear, particularly when Angel is involved.
%%* 'Mother' from several Creator/MatthewReilly novels isn't actually named for being maternal (her codename is an abbreviation of a slightly longer word...), but nevertheless often fills this role, along with truly terrifying MamaBear moments. Paraphrasing the author: "A six foot shaved bald female Marine with a heart of gold."
* In Robert Asprin's ''Literature/PhulesCompany'' series of books, the female Legionnaire Rose is [[ShrinkingViolet a painfully shy]] soldier who can only communicate when using a radio. She is apparently becomes very good at it and becomes the main communications point of the company, with everyone calling her "Mother" for being the kindly nag that she is, about things like eating and sleeping. She even mothers Phule and ''Brandy''.
* Renie Sulaweyo adopts this role to some extent in ''Literature/{{Otherland}}'', acting as the leader, spokesperson, and MamaBear for the RagtagBunchOfMisfits infiltrating the computer network. Of course, she's ''not'' (with a few exceptions) herding around a bunch of kids, and so the others frequently resent this behavior.
* Fitz Kreiner, from the Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse ''Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures'', once brought three meals a day to the Doctor's door when the Doctor was mourning the death of a loved one, for almost four whole days. The Doctor never actually ate any of them. He also once carried around a pair of clean socks for days while the Doctor was wandering through a jungle -- when the Doctor reemerges, he finds he does in fact need them. Whenever the Doctor [[RealMenGetShot gets hurt]], it's almost inevitably Fitz's job to [[{{Determinator}} get him to take a break]] and then tend to him. He's also the first character to start treating Trix civilly, even though she stowed away on the TARDIS, and he often functions as TheHeart of the group when the Doctor is making morally-dubious decisions. When the Doctor develops TraumaInducedAmnesia, Fitz ends up with the most functional seniority on the TARDIS. Although the Doctor is also the TeamChef and often protective of the other characters, Fitz is so overly loyal to the Doctor that he doesn't always [[WhatTheHellHero call him on his shit]], and Anji is responsible for the vast majority of the series' [[CloserToEarth sensible decision-making]], see the following exchange, in which Fitz behaves like [[Literature/HarryPotter Molly Weasley]] and the Doctor [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] it:
-->A moment later, she heard the footsteps on the stairs and Fitz banged in. He glared at the Doctor.
-->'Here you are! I've been all over the bloody place not knowing what had happened to you. You ever hear of leaving someone a note?'
-->'Sorry, Da,' murmured the Doctor.
%%* Cassie in ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}''.
* Vanity, from Creator/JohnCWright's ''Literature/ChroniclesOfChaos'' is universally recognized as team mom, despite being the third youngest member. She cemented her status by [[FeminineWomenCanCook getting fire, food, and dry clothes]] for the team after their previous leader inadvertently dropped them into a river.
%%* Antonia is this to the Theodoran Cohort in Literature/BelisariusSeries.
* Mommy fills this role in ''Literature/TheFireUsTrilogy'' for a group of orphans trying to survive in a post-apocolyptic world.
* ''Literature/InDeath'': Dr. Mira. She has explicitly told Eve in ''Judgment In Death'' that she considers her a surrogate daughter.
* Mina Harker serves this role in Bram Stoker's ''Literature/{{Dracula}}''. It's a little muddled at times, what with her also being the DistressedDamsel, but it really shows at the beginning of the third act. With team morale failing, Mina talks to each of the men and convinces them to keep fighting, not just for her sake, but to avenge fallen friends and to cleanse the world of evil.
%%* Rosalind in ''The Penderwicks,'' being the eldest of four sisters with a MissingMom.
* In ''Literature/WarriorCats'', Daisy's main role is to care for the kits and help new mothers with the trials of motherhood. She's a literal team mom.
* In David Eddings' ''Elenium'' and ''Tamuli'' series, Sephrenia is this for the Pandion Order, and to a lesser extent the other three Orders. The knights all call her 'little mother', and if you threaten her, you'll have roughly 100,000 highly trained paladins ready to kill you. Even Martel, an exiled Pandion who's one of the main villains of the ''Elenium'' trilogy, still holds that attitude.
%%* Kara in ''Literature/TheYearOfRogueDragons''.
%%* In ''Series/NeverWipeTearsWithoutGloves'' Paul serves as this.
%%* Liz Pennykettle from ''[[Literature/{{Dragons}} The Last Dragon Chronicles]]''.
* ''Literature/SpotsTheSpaceMarine'' - Magda "Spots" Guitart kicks tail while providing the quiet voice of experience to the squad.
%%* As she was mostly responsible for their being exposed to Helitropium and becoming superheroes, Candace takes it upon herself to become this to ''Literature/TheUltraViolets.''
* The ''Literature/RainbowMagic'' series has Queen Titania, who acts as a mentor to Rachel and Kirsty.
%%** Ruby the Red Fairy is this to the other Rainbow Fairies in the movie.
* In the latter two books of the ''Literature/{{Newsflesh}}'' trilogy, Maggie plays this role, offering her friends safe places to stay, cooking for them, refereeing conflicts, watching over their health, and providing substantial financial aid.
* In ''Literature/TheFightForHome'' Fae Kirin becomes this to the crew aboard the RAINE. She encourages the crew to set aside their differences and work together, as well as help keep the general morale and mood of the crew from snapping.
* Charlotte Branwell from ''Literature/TheInfernalDevices''. Her main function is basically making sure everybody doesn't kill everybody.
%%* ''Literature/TheSecretGarden'': Mrs. Susan Sowerby, so very much.
* ''Literature/TheHungerGames'': Effie Trinket, to an extent. Seems more obvious in the movies.
* Kanga fits this trope in Literature/WinnieThePooh, being [[SmurfettePrinciple the only girl of the main cast]], being [[WomenAreWiser the most sensible of the main cast]] (at least [[AdaptationDisplacement in the Disney adaptations]], in the original books she can be [[SubvertedTrope as reckless as everybody else]]) and being the actual mother of Roo, plus the [[HappilyAdopted adoptive]] mother of Tigger. Rabbit also fills this trope albeit to a much lesser degree, as WordOfGod states that he and Owl were not based on one of the real Christopher Robin's toys, but on what A. A. Milne believed Christopher viewed as being his mother and father, respectively.
* Cora from ''Literature/TheHeartsWeSold'' takes on this role for the rest of the heartless troop, as she's the oldest. She explains what the deal is to new members, and tries to keep tabs on the others so she can protect them as best she can. [[spoiler:This also extends to ''potential'' members, as she tries to talk Riley out of joining, since Cora thinks it'll ruin her (Riley's) life if she does.]]
* Among the three guides from ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'', Beatrice is the one who the protagonist is most dependent on emotionally and intellectually. He occasionally compares this dependence to a child who looks back at his mother either for affirmation or for a sense of security.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
%%* ''Series/{{Angel}}'':
%%** Cordelia, which is not-so-subtly lampshaded once a baby enters the picture.
%%** Fred becomes the ''de facto'' one after [[spoiler: Cordelia dies.]]
* Carla of ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''. Frequently complains about it, but in all honesty, "it's like crack" to her. She's older and definitely more experienced than the rest of the main cast.
%%* Dr. Grace Foley in ''Series/WakingTheDead''.
* ''Franchise/StarTrek'':
** Captain Kathryn Janeway from ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' was likewise both TheCaptain and TeamMom, settling disputes, ordering her officers to get along, and helping "raise" several characters like Kes and Seven of Nine. Openly {{Lampshaded}} in "Barge of the Dead" when B'Elanna encounters her mother in the Klingon afterlife -- wearing a Starfleet uniform and using phrases Janeway had said earlier in the episode. Q calls her on it as well, when trying to dump his own teen rebel son on Janeway. In "Favorite Son", Kim dreamed that his mother said she was suspending him from duty (a line that the Captain had given him that day). There's [[ThereAreNoTherapists something about]] this crew....
** Also [[TheMcCoy Dr. McCoy]] on ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' - up to and including insisting everyone eat their vegetables. Since he's TheMedic, this is more or less in the job description.
* Stiles from the show ''Series/TeenWolf'' is considered 'Pack Mom,' by most of the fandom. He helps out other characters in various ways, even if it comes at a cost to him. He is also shown as being protective of many of the members in the show even though, most of the time, he's physically weaker than they are.
%%* Lucy on ''Series/HeyDude''.
%%* Both Henry Blake and Hawkeye serve as this for [[WaifProphet Radar O Reilly]], though Hawkeye is more of a [[BigBrotherMentor big brother]]
* Joyce Summers on ''[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]]''. She took care of Willow and Xander when sick, soothed a brokenhearted Spike with cocoa and marshmallows (while he was still evil!), and once clubbed Spike unconscious with an axe in an awesome display of MamaBear.
%%** Tara also seems to be this for Dawn and Buffy after [[spoiler: Joyce's death]].
* ''Series/ICarly'': Carly takes the "parental" role towards the other 3 main characters: to Sam in ''iWas a Pageant Girl'', to Freddie in ''iWill Date Freddie'' and to Spencer in majority of the episodes. ''iKiss'' had her to be a "mom" to all 3 of them in a single episode by motivating Spencer's workout, sympathizing with Freddie and later reprimanding Sam for her on-air attack on Freddie.
%%** Mrs. Benson also fills in this role, most especially in ''iGo to Japan''.
%%* Dr. Lisa Cuddy of ''Series/{{House}}''.
* Dr. James Wilson of ''Series/{{House}}''. House's "ducklings" are frequently running to him for help, comfort and guidance when House is making their lives miserable. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in a season two episode where House is out of town and calls Wilson, beginning the conversation with: "''[[HoYay Hi, honey]]. How are the kids?''"
%%* Lana Hawkins of ''Series/StrongMedicine''.
* Aaron Hotchner of ''Series/CriminalMinds'' is another male example, although he doesn't fit the role perfectly: if anyone on the team breaks FBI protocol, he'll chastise them for that before he tells them how proud he is. {{Lampshaded}} in an early episode when Elle starts referring to him as 'mom'. He gets mad and tells her to stop. Lampshaded again after Rossi has joined the team, with the others referring to them as [[TeamMom Mom]] and [[TeamDad Dad]].
* Steve Harrington becomes this in season 2 of ''Series/StrangerThings'' due to his looking after the kids and mentoring of Dustin.
* ''Series/{{CSI}}'' (original series) had Catherine (who usually took the role of CoolBigSis, but she had her "Mom" moments, at least until she was PutOnABus) and now that she's gone, Sara seems to be stepping into the role a bit; ''Series/CSIMiami''has Alexx, who even acts matronly to the ''corpses'' that come her way, or did until she was PutOnABus. ''Series/{{CSI NY}}'' had Stella Bonasera for a while, though Jo Danville is kind of taking over on occasion since she replaced Stella.
* Jon Stewart ends up in this role from time to time as a result of being the OnlySaneMan at ''Series/TheDailyShow''.
* Despite being male, Ren from ''Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger'' fits this pretty well, to the extent that other characters on the show have actually dubbed him the mom of the group.
%%* Laura Roslin of ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' fulfills this role. Up to and including schooling people when necessary.
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'':
%%** Lily.
** Ted has strong shades of this trope too. In fact, while Ted is {{Lampshaded}} in-canon as being the TeamDad, he seems to better fit this trope. Both he and Lily spend a lot of time worrying and fussing over the others, making them talk their problems out, bossing them around or doling out much-needed advice.
* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'''s Penny is occasionally roped into this, as she is too sympathetic to refuse the job. Usually ends up getting stuck with [[ManChild Sheldon]] when no one else wants to deal with him. She's even taken to calling him "sweetie" in a kind, yet extremely patronizing, manner. This was especially emphasized in the episode "The Guitarist Amplification," where Sheldon runs away to the comic book store, because he can't bear hearing Penny and Leonard fighting. And again after Penny and Leonard break up, he acts like a child whose parents just divorced, complete with an ersatz custody battle.
* Male example: Sergeant Carwood Lipton (played by Donnie Wahlberg) from ''Series/BandOfBrothers'', as he most often is the one looking out for Easy Company.
* Alex of ''Series/NoahsArc'' generally falls into this role, being the warmest and most nurturing one of the group.
* Franchise/PowerRangers:
** Both Alyssa Enrile/White Tiger Ranger and Princess Shayla from'' Series/PowerRangersWildForce''. Alyssa is even seen reading fairy tales to her friends [[spoiler: and becomes a schoolteacher after the GrandFinale]]
%%** Also Hayley from ''[[Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder Dino Thunder]]'', Dr. Kat Manx from ''[[Series/PowerRangersSPD SPD]]'' and Udonna from ''[[Series/PowerRangersMysticForce Mystic Force]]''.
** Katie, the Yellow Time Force Ranger. And her legendary hugs.
%%* Franchise/SuperSentai example: Miyuki, aka [[ActionMom MagiMother]] from Series/MahouSentaiMagiRanger. However, [[SacrificialLion after she falls in battle]], her daughter [[GenerationXerox Urara]] [[PromotionToParent takes her position.]]
%%* Madeline Westen, of ''Series/BurnNotice'', is the literal (to Michael and Nate) and figurative (to everybody else) Team Mom.
* In ''Series/That70sShow'', Eric Forman's mother Kitty mothers everyone in the gang. They need it, since they have abusive or neglectful families.
%%** Donna and Eric are TeamMom and TeamDad to the other five.
* Monica Geller in ''Series/{{Friends}}''. The pilot episode alone has her calming Rachel's anxiety attack, comforting a depressed Ross, telling off Joey, restraining Phoebe's craziness and stopping Chandler from spying on her date. In later seasons, after she marries a much more mature Chandler, the pair act as DesignatedParents for the gang, though he can still be goofy at times. (They're at their most adult when councelling their friends through tangled romantic problems, having established the only stable relationship on the show).
** Monica's actress, Courteney Cox, also adopted this role for the [[{{TrueCompanions}} real life cast]]: [[{{CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming}} In an interview when Matt Leblanc had to describe her in one word he immediately responded with 'mom', Matthew Perry acknowledged her particular support during his drug addiction and the whole cast admitted she was to go-to person for advice.]]
* Dwayne Wayne's mom (played by Patti Labelle) on ''Series/ADifferentWorld'' mothers all of Dwayne's friends and brings her famous prune cobbler. Lettie and Stevie are this at Gilbert Hall.
* Alex Eames (and, also, Megan Wheeler) of ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent''. When you consider who their partners are - the completely neurotic Bobby Goren and the madcap Zach Nichols - it's easily understandable. Even Captain Danny Ross isn't above acting like a little boy most of the time.
* Amber of ''Series/TheTribe'' mothers or bosses everyone she comes into contact with. To such an extent that she's the de facto leader of the Mall Rats, no matter who else is technically in charge.
* Blair is the team mom of ''Series/GossipGirl'''s [[TrueCompanions Non-Judging Breakfast Club]], which Nate points out in one episode (though Blair denies it).
-->'''Nate''': You're really sweet with him. Worrying about him, offering him food, it's... downright maternal.
-->'''Blair''': I'm not maternal, I've just been spending too much time with Cyrus and I'm turning Jewish.
%%* Raquel Turner becomes the team mom of the Trotter Family in ''Series/OnlyFoolsAndHorses''.
* The ''Series/ThirtyRock'' episode "Khonani" was about how [[AuthorAvatar Liz Lemon]] is this, in addition to being the [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Woman]], to her co-workers.
* In ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', Inara fills in this role for ''Serenity's'' crew from time to time, most commonly with River. And Mal is the TeamDad. Their BelligerentSexualTension makes this trope even more apparent, when Inara and Mal argue it comes off as "Oh no, Mom and Dad are fighting again!"
%%* On ''Series/{{Leverage}}'', "Sophie" fills this role to a tee.
%%* Mr. Schue on ''Series/{{Glee}}'' is a male-example.
%%* Snow White is this during the "stuck in FTL" arc on ''Series/{{Once Upon a Time}}'', especially to Aurora.
%%* Though Sarah Jane Smith was TheWatson on ''Series/DoctorWho'', she developed into this role in the spinoff ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'' after she adopted a son in the first episode.
* Alex from ''Series/AshesToAshes''. Pretty much her entire role in the third series is to sort out the problems of the other characters, and she is the one who offers advice and a shoulder to cry on throughout. There is the distinct implication throughout the first and second series of a lack of balance in the team when she isn't there which is supported by the way it falls apart after Gene shoots her, and the team members are so protective of her that physical or verbal slights towards her committed by outsiders have resulted in [[TortureForFunAndInformation severe beatings]], death, and an ''eleven-year-old school boy'' being thrown in a cell. Almost [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] twice:
--> *hits man holding a knife to Gene's throat over the head with a crowbar*
--> Alex: Say hello to [[MamaBear mummy bear]]
** And:
--> Gene: I left the children playing
%%* Lt Nate Fick in ''Series/GenerationKill'', he's their superior but he's a Mom in so many ways.
%%** Sgt Colbert "The Iceman" take the part when his superior's not here. Even other team's leaders listen to him.
%%* In ''Series/KamenRiderOOO'', Mezool was a villainous version of this role for the original four Greeed, particularly [[DumbMuscle Gamel]].
* Henrietta 'Hetty' Lange in ''Series/NCISLosAngeles'' is very much the TeamMom. More emphatically, she's a short, sweet, scary, seventy-year-old spy of a TeamMom. Don't get on her bad side.
* Deconstructed in ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode [[Recap/CommunityS1E12ComparativeReligion Comparative Religion]]; Shirley usually fulfills the role in a more benevolent fashion, but here she explicitly does so in a passive-aggressive and emotionally manipulative manner designed to guilt trip and browbeat her friends into doing what she wants to do how she wants to with little consideration for their thoughts on the subject. It's also pointed out that she's not ''actually'' their mother, no matter how much she acts like it, and so has no right to do this sort of thing.
--> "You can't talk to me like that. You're not Shirley!" [Beat] "And Shirley's not my Mom!"
* ''Series/StargateAtlantis'': Elizabeth Weir is fittingly a world class diplomat, though the team's squabbles are bad enough to challenge her. Sheppard can slip into TeamDad depending on the episode, and the pair are DesignatedParents to the whole expedition.
* Janet Frasier of ''Series/StargateSG1'' could lapse into this in her role as TheMedic.
* On ''Series/{{Bones}}'', Cam sometimes fills this role. She even said to Hodgins and Vincent "You know you're both grounded, right?" after they fired a cannon indoors. And rather than firing them, she just bans them from being in the same room without supervision.
** Recurring character Caroline Julian is a version of this as well. She's one of the oldest major characters, tends to gives stern talking-tos to the younger characters whenever needed, and ([[DeadpanSnarker while it sometimes might not be obvious]]) she cares about the team and really tries to take care of them in her own way. In "The Mastodon In The Room," several characters claim that they are the glue that holds the team together and brought them back together. Brennan points out that it was actually ''Caroline'' that reached out and pulled them all back together.
* One episode of the British documentary ''Coppers'' was about a Territorial Support Group - a van load of cops who act as mobile backup. Their sergeant was a woman. She said "I don't actually have any children, but I sometimes feel like a parent when I'm with this lot."
%%* Billie in "Here Come the Double Deckers!" often assumes this role towards the other kids in the gang, particularly towards Tiger, the youngest member and her fellow female.
%%* Paula Abdul and later Music/JenniferLopez had shades of this on ''Series/AmericanIdol''.
* Greg Parker in ''Series/{{Flashpoint}}'' is the more empathetic leader of Team One and definitely cares for the team more openly than team leader/TeamDad Ed who can be strict and harsh on the team if mistakes are made but nevertheless cares deeply for them. Ed is the one who watches Parker's back and keeps an eye out for him, including taking up any slack if Parker misses anything.
%%* In ''Series/SpartacusGodsOfTheArena'' Melitta was this to the other slave girls. In ''Vengeance'', Mira took over this role, while remaining one of the groups best fighters.
%%* Sophia in ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'', big time.
* Sister Julienne on ''Series/CallTheMidwife''. She is, essentially, the glue that holds Nonnatus House together.
* On ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'', Mrs. Hudson mothers her eccentric tenants and does put up with a lot going on. Sherlock and John both adore her, and treat her as sons in a healthy family would treat their mother, including being ''very'' protective of her.
** This was also done previously, in the later episodes of the Granada series of ''Series/SherlockHolmes'' stories featuring Jeremy Brett. The actress who played Mrs. Hudson in those later episodes noted that she and Brett had this sort of relationship in {{real life}}, and it carried over onto the screen.
* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'': Though she yo-yos between MamaBear and BigBrotherInstinct, second-born Piper is this among the Charmed Ones from season four onwards (in fact it's even lampshaded when one of her little sisters asks her to stop mothering them). In seasons 1-3, Prue typically took the motherly role towards Piper and Phoebe, as she had done ever since [[MissingMom their mother died]] when they were children. Piper's taking over of this role is the first indication that she had stepped up into Prue's shoes after the oldest sister's death.
* ''Series/TheWalkingDead'': Carol is the undisputed Team Mom of Rick's group. She bakes cookies and looks out for everyone, though if ''anything'' (walker or human) threatens them, she'll go on an extreme warpath of ruthlessness just to keep them safe. Carol's MamaBear complex is so deadly she leaves the group just to stop herself from killing.
--->'''Carol''': How do you think I do those things?
--->'''Tobin''': You're a mom. It's not the cookies or the smiles. It's the hard stuff. The scary stuff. That's how you do it. It's a strength. You're a mom to most people here.
%%* ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'' presents one for every of the prison 'tribes': Red for the white inmates, Gloria for the Latinas and, in the second season, Vee for the younger black girls.
%%* Barbara Wright adopted this role in early episodes of ''Series/DoctorWho'', most noticeably in her interactions with Susan and Vicki.
* On ''Series/{{Graceland}}'', Charlie serves as the Team Mom for the house, often providing comfort and guidance to the others. This is highlighted in "Bon Voyage", where she's the one who's finally able to convince Mike that he needs to get help for his drug addiction.
* Gypsy became this for the Satellite of Love crew on ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', starting with "The Beatniks" when [[TeamDad Joel]] was [[OutOfCharacterIsSeriousBusiness acting very out of character]] and abusing Tom and Crow, leading Gypsy to go full on MamaBear.
* Sal, the protagonist of ''Series/JamAndJerusalem''. As well as actually being a mother to Tash and James, she takes care of everyone in the community, up to and including the vicar.
* ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'': While Sergeant Terry Jeffords has elements of TeamDad, he generally plays this role, being more nurturing to his subordinates. In "The Apartment" he even compares himself to a mother hen, with the precinct being his chicks.
-->'''Jeffords''': Jake, you know I love you like I love one of my daughters.\\
'''Peralta''': ''Really''?
* ''Series/{{The Librarians|2014}}'' has this with Colonel Eve Baird, even though her job description as Guardian is to protect her Librarian(s), she does a ''lot'' of mothering. This is lampshaded in the Season 1 finale, where an alternate reality's version of Ezekiel tells her that his Baird was like a mother to him. On the other hand, Cassandra treats Eve as more of a big sister than a mother. Jenkins sometimes takes on the role of TeamDad, especially since [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld his real age makes him several times older than all of them combined]].
* In ''Series/{{Band of Brothers}}'', the Team Mom is widely considered to be Carwood Lipton.

* Victoria of KPop girl group ''F(x)'' fills this role, being the oldest member of the group (beats the second-oldest member, Amber, by 5 years). The other girls like to call her 'mom' and she often cooks for them, as well.
* Jin of boy group "BTS" is commonly called mom by fans, even receiving this nickname from the members sometimes, due to his caring and sometimes effeminate nature.

* OlderThanFeudalism: In the [[Literature/TheBible Gospel of John]] (19:25-27) Jesus, on the cross and near death, made his mother Mary the TeamMom for the early Christians. And now she's considered TeamMom for the Roman Catholic Church and Eastern Orthodox Churches; the Protestant churches tend to downplay her importance, although some do it more than others (for instance, Marian devotion can get to near-Catholic levels among some [[UsefulNotes/ATouchOfClassEthnicityAndReligion High Church Anglicans]]).

* Gali from ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' tends to fill this role as [[CloserToEarth the voice of reason]], [[TheHeart peacemaker]] for her teammates.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Damsel, the {{Tsundere}} Brujah of the Anarchs from ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' explicitly identifies herself as the "den mother" of the other Anarchs, and given how she's the one who gives you missions geared towards looking out for vampire community and trying to help you stay out of trouble (trying to convince you jumping ship from anything to do with [=LaCroix=] and the Camarilla), that title seems like its more than self-appointed.
* Nanaly Fletch from ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny2''. She cooks for the party and is accommodating enough to take out ingredients [[PickyEater Judas]] doesn't like, mends clothes, and listens to Reala's problems when she's upset. She does all this while being a TomboyWithAGirlyStreak and one of the [[TheBigGuy big people]] on the team.
%%* Raine Sage from ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia''.
* Funny enough MemeticBadass [[DeadpanSnarker Yuri]] [[BadassNormal Lowell]] acts as this in ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'', being the one who provides emotional support to the rest of the party and, according to skits and a late game sidequest, is also the main TeamChef of the group. He doesn't get ShipTease with a TeamDad...unless you count [[HoYay Flynn]], particularly in the UpdatedReRelease where he's a proper party member.
* [[HouseHusband Jude]] [[MartialPacifist Mathis]] in ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia'', being the one doing most of the cooking and providing the most emotional support. And yes, he's got OfficialCouple status with the resident TeamDad: [[ActionGirl Milla]] [[GodInHumanForm Maxwell]].
* In ''FireEmblem'', you have Eyvel (''Thracia 776'') and Titania (''Path of Radiance'' and ''Radiant Dawn''). They play TeamMom to the Fiana Braves and Greil Mercenaries, respectively.
-->'''Boyd:''' Every time I look at you, Titania... I think that you're the prettiest person I've ever seen!\\
'''Titania:''' Uh... Um, thank you, Boyd... But I... Look, you and me, we're-- \\
'''Boyd:''' You're like a really nice mom or something! Um... I mean...\\
'''Titania:''' ...
%%** Micaiah from ''Radiant Dawn'' is also a TeamMom to the younger members of the Dawn Brigade, such as Sothe.
* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', Cordelia has some traces of this. Her potential love interest Gaius even occasionally calls her "Mother" in their supports.
** The Avatar fits this role like a glove ([[GenderInvertedTrope even if he's male]]), as s/he is the only character that ''all'' the other Shepherds feel comfortable talking to [[spoiler:(even former enemies like Gangrel, Walhart, and Aversa)]]. Best expressed by Noire in her supports with a female Avatar.
** Among the [[spoiler: [[KidFromTheFuture Kids From The Future]] ]] group, the closest seems to be Lucina. Her Harvest Scramble Talk with Cynthia has her scolding and then nurturing the younger girl, like a mom or older sister would do to her child/little sibling. [[spoiler: Even better if Lucina ''is'' Cynthia's actual older sister.]]
* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', each country gets team moms and each "army mother" does her "job" in different ways:
** Despite being a MsFanservice and [[TheTease a huge tease]], Princess Camilla easily fills this role for the Nohr faction. She had a PromotionToParent regarding Leo and Elise's early raising in the Nohrian DeadlyCourt, is a MyBelovedSmother to the Avatar regardless of gender, is a BenevolentBoss to Beruka and Selena, teases her prospect husband [[spoiler: Takumi]] by trying to feed him like a kid, and some of her lines towards enemies have her talking down to them as if they were naughty children that she's about to spank.
** Prince Takumi's retainer Oboro is this for the Hoshido group since she's often seen checking on the group's supplies, taking care of others, and even being a little nagging once in a while. She tells Takumi's older brother Ryoma (himself the TeamDad for Hoshido) that this is her way to show her care and support for the army; if they reach [[RelationshipUpgrade S support]] he will tell Oboro that [[LampshadeHanging he fell in love with her while witnessing how hard she works for others.]] Aside of that she tries to correct Rinkah's JabbaTableManners, tries to give Mozu a makeover, is an excellent seamstress, etc.
*** [[LadyOfWar Reina]] also this role when not on the battlefield and does it fairly well, save for [[LethalChef her bad cooking]]. The Avatar even voices this trope in their Supports, remarking it a stark contrast to how they thought she was based on her behavior in battle.
-->'''Avatar:''' Yeah. Usually I think of you as fierce and bloodthirsty, like you are in the field. But after the fighting's over, you put on an apron and it's like you're everyone's mom.
* The Boss of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'' is frequently referenced as this in relation to the Cobras, making her another of the rare villainous examples. [[spoiler:Or maybe not so villainous.]] She also [[spoiler: gave birth during the landing on Normandy in WWII, making her the ''literal'' TeamMom]]. The fact that she had a romantic/sexual relationship [[spoiler:and a son]] with one of her team members (who ''still'' considered her a maternal figure) is made fun of in ''Webcomic/TheLastDaysOfFoxhound''.
* Mitsuru Kirijou from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' -- reinforced by her persona being of the Empress Arcana, which represents motherly qualities). She actually ''expects'' the team to maintain good grades.
** Another one from the same game: Yuko Nishiwaki, the Strength Arcana Social Link, is the manager of the track team, and so acts as the team mom. If you follow her Social Link enough, she takes on the same role for a group of fourth-graders, making it clear she has a ''very'' strong maternal instinct in general.
** Also from ''Persona 3'': ''[[BadassLongcoat Shinjiro Aragaki]]'', of all people, sort of counts when he joins the team. He's a good cook, worries about whether or not everyone's eating properly, tells the protagonist to take care to not get sick... He's practically the ideal HouseHusband.
** The Protagonist of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' is a RareMaleExample; his responsibilities include being TeamChef and WarriorTherapist to his group of friends, as well as {{Meido}} [[spoiler:once Nanako and Dojima are hospitalized.]]
%%** In the original ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'', ex-delinquent Yukino serves this role, having already served as the NumberTwo to her CoolTeacher. She's only a GuestStarPartyMember if you don't take the Snow Queen quest, though.
* In a rather darkly comedic example, [[spoiler:Shauna]] from ''VideoGame/SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters'' ends up playing this role [[spoiler:in the Demon Path]], as [[OnlySaneMan everyone else is too mentally unstable to take care of themselves.]] However after her MoralityPet [[spoiler:Trisha (who in this path has been mentally broken after being raped by her adoptive father Hawthorne)]] commits suicide, [[spoiler:Shauna]] basically gives up on life and descends into NietzscheWannabe territory.
%%* Emma from ''VideoGame/TheLastRemnant'' acts as the mother figure for the main cast, she also has a daughter of her own that you run into throughout your adventures.
* In ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors'', Nene acts as the self-imposed Team Mom of the Toyotomi clan--her Gaiden battle even has her showing up during the battle of Sekigahara not aligned with either side so she can beat the snot out of both armies and then lecture them about not getting along with each other.
%%* In ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII'', Jaheira tries to be one, but Keldorn's the true mum.
* Chizuru Kagura from ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'', both during her brief time in the Women Fighters Team (with King and Mai) ''and'' as the only female in the team she formed with Kyo and Iori. Yes, this {{Miko}} managed to get ''[[FeudingFamilies Kyo Kusanagi and Iori Yagami]]'' to work as a team. Wow. Lampshaded by Kyo himself and Terry Bogard in ''Sky Stage''. If you have them beat [[spoiler: Kusanagi, whom Chizuru sent to them as a test]], he will openly complain that Chizuru is babying the team and Terry will say "she's just worried for our sake". Additionally, Kyo recognizes that the only real reason he's in the "mission" is because Chizuru asked him to.
%%** When Chizuru wasn't in the Women Fighters Team, King took up the role. Well, that's what working with {{Cute Bruiser}}s and a MsFanservice will do to you. That, and she already had experience after getting a PromotionToParent.
%%** Diana is the team mom to Kula and K's group after her HeelFaceTurn.
* In ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'', Fall-from-Grace's mature, perceptive and compassionate personality make her fit this trope perfectly (although fiery teenager Annah doesn't react well to anything she says or does).
* Canonically, Karan S'jet of ''VideoGame/{{Homeworld}}'' is the Team Mom of the '''entire Hiigaran race'''. It IS canonical that everyone likes her because she's sincere and compassionate. Not to mention that she's currently piloting a Progenitor battleship which could singlehandedly annihilate the entire galaxy. You do '''NOT''' want to antagonize the Hiigarans - Makaan learned that the hard way.
* Wynne takes this role in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' after joining your group, particularly to [[TheLancer Alistair]] and the player character. Morrigan may even grow annoyed and tell Wynne in party banter to stop acting as if the two are her children. This is particularly true of a mage protagonist. The Circle of Mages takes TheCorpsIsMother approach, and if the player chooses, the relationship between Wynne and the Grey Warden can develop a distinct mother/child aspect, which Wynne will lampshade.
%%** A female Warden can hold a role of this sort toward most of the members of the party, if the player so chooses.
** Varric of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' is downright ''nurturing'' towards Merrill and, to a somewhat lesser extent, Bethany; he also takes care of [[spoiler: Anders]] after he starts on his downward spiral. Aveline meanwhile is more of the TeamDad.
%%* Doctor Chakwas of ''Franchise/MassEffect'' serves this role to the characters as the Med Bay officer.
* ''Franchise/MassEffect'': Shepard can fulfill the role. As a Paragon, [[GenderNeutralWriting (s)he]] [[LivingEmotionalCrutch sorts out the crew's emotional baggages]] and [[WhatTheHellHero delivers stern lectures]] when those are needed. Conversely, [[AntiHero Renegade]] Shepard is a "don't make me come over there" type of an abusive parent who keeps the "kids" in line with fear.
* ''VideoGame/AceCombatZeroTheBelkanWar'' has an unnamed offscreen character that clearly fits this trope in one mission. While attacking an enemy base, the radio chatter in the base can be heard. Many speak of the base commander who can be heard to, a woman who is strongly admired and who the soldiers speak of in nothing but admiration for (one even says "The base commander has a daughter. I wonder if she's as beautiful as her mother.") and it's clear that they see themselves as equivalent to her sons. At the end even after defeat she reassures the base that they all fought well.
* In ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'', [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII Squall Leonhart]] is seen having to look after [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX Zidane]] and [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyV Bartz]] during their journey, and being the voice of reason on the group. [[{{Fanart}} Fan artists]] [[NeverLiveItDown didn't miss the opportunity.]] [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV Cecil]] also takes on this role towards [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyII Firion]], [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI Terra]], and [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII the Onion Knight]]. It doesn't help Squall any that this characterization extends to ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' as well when it comes to Sora. Considering that his background is coming from an orphanage, and a good deal of the [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII original game]] is about parental themes this actually makes perfect sense.
* Aqua in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'', particularly when she meets [[PeterPan the Lost Boys]]. She also serves this role in the main protagonists' PowerTrio. At times, the relationship between her, [[TeamDad Terra]], and [[TheHeart Ven]] more closely resembles two-parents-and-their-child than three friends. This is even lampshaded in the original Japanese text when Scrooge gave Ven the passes to Disney Town. As opposed to the translation, where Ven was told "to take two grownups," he was told to "bring his parents."
%%* [[CombatMedic Fia]] from ''VideoGame/RivieraThePromisedLand.'' Ironically, she's the youngest of the [[TrueCompanions group]]
%%* [[ActualPacifist Luna]] of ''VideoGame/VirtuesLastReward'' tries to be this to the other DeadlyGame players. [[spoiler:Apart from the child Quark, she's the only one who never betrays anybody.]] Unfortunately, because of her [[spoiler:programming-induced]] lack of honesty about her true identity, she can't help them as much as she'd like.
* ''VisualNovel/IkemenSengoku'':
** Hideyoshi constantly acts like a mother hen to the rest of the Oda forces, having them all work at his place to keep an eye on them and scolding the main character at various points for doing dangerous or reckless things like staying out late or running in the hallways.
** Masamune, a SupremeChef, regularly cooks for [[SenselessPhagia Mitsuhide]] and [[ForgetsToEat Mitsunari]] to make sure they actually remember to eat and also [[AFatherToHisMen acts like a father to his troops]].

[[folder:Web Comics]]
%%* A role forced on Robyn when confronted with three overgrown adolescents, in ''Webcomic/NineteenSeventySevenTheComic''.
%%* Gwyneth of ''Webcomic/{{Thespiphobia}}'', complete with "I-brought-you-in,-I-can-take-you-out" mindset.
* Jordan from ''Webcomic/{{Skins}}'' holds the team together and even comes to [[http://lj-phillips.deviantart.com/art/Under-My-Skin-7-Just-Good-Friends-380593841 collect a drunk Vinnie and Rabbit from the bar.]] Ironic she ended up in this role as she's always describing herself as not maternal.
%%* Kath from ''Webcomic/{{Fans}}'' is a {{deconstruction}} of this trope.
%%* Jason from ''Webcomic/ItsWalky'', though he kind of plays TeamDad as well.
%%** [[http://www.itswalky.com/d/20011022.html]]
* Joyce from ''Webcomic/{{Fans}}'' even asks herself, [[http://www.itswalky.com/d/20030427.html "When did I become the mom?"]]
%%* Despite being an AnthropomorphicPersonification of one of The SevenDeadlySins this is pretty much Lust's job description in ''[[http://www.sincomics.com/ The Sins]]''. Like Carla from ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' she complains about it, but is addicted to the role.
* Vandi of ''Webcomic/WhatBirdsKnow'' is this for the trio of girls who venture out into the woods, due to her serious and responsible nature -- itself a product of a youthful PromotionToParent after her mother died in childbirth.
%%* Polly Rockport of ''Webcomic/ALoonaticsTale'' to the rest of the Mercia elite. She enjoys the role and, given her sunshine-and-lollipops outlook, it was probably inevitable.
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': Princess Zulenna manages to combine this with AlphaBitch by being the main enforcer of the highly political pecking order among the Castle Wulfenbach students, but still looking out for the younger ones, keeping them kempt at the dinner table, telling them not to just believe every story they hear and trying to protect them from the horrors of the highly dangerous world they live in without curtailing their knowledge.
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'': Ellen. She acts like a worrying older sister to Tedd and Grace, functions as an emotional crutch for Nanase, resolves an argument between Elliott and Justin, and is generally the main cast's go-to person for mature advice and support. Ironically, she's actually the youngest of the protagonists. (Sort of. [[CloningBlues It's]] [[FakeMemories complicated]].)
* Zombie from ''Webcomic/HannaIsNotABoysName'' is an odd example, but still counts. He seems cold, but he's always pretty considerate and caring to his allies; going as far as to [[PapaWolf put himself between them and their attackers]] in a bad situation. He works hard to keep the others from hurting themselves, and even cooks for Hanna.
* Kanaya Maryam of ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' is this to the trolls, and makes a point of [[InsistentTerminology helping]] many of them during the arc. This may have something to do with why she's the only troll [[HatesEveryoneEqually Karkat]] completely respects. Later, she extends her performance of this role to the kids too, directly advising and assisting Jade and Rose. It's even reflected in [[MeaningfulName name]], "Maryam" refers to Miriam, or Mary (as in [[Literature/TheBible the Virgin Mary]]), and her screen name, "grimAuxillatrix" is taken from "Virgin Maria Auxiliatrix", and is also derived from auxilium, meaning "assistance" in Latin.
** This is further reflected with [[spoiler:her ancestor, The Dolorosa (a reference to the Virgin Mary), being the adoptive mother of [[CrystalDragonJesus The Sufferer]], and who herself acted as the TeamMom to the Sufferer's small group of closest followers.]]
** Despite his [[GrumpyBear foul demeanor,]] Karkat can also be seen this way, since he's basically the voice of reason in the group and the main thing holding them all together. [[GeniusBonus After all, it's Cancer, not Virgo, that the Western zodiac associates with motherhood.]] He even [[spoiler: calmed down a homicidal Gamzee just by [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=005986 patting and shushing him.]]]]
** Then there's Porrim, yet another Maryam to fill this role - and an alternate universe counterpart to the Dolorosa. Not many people filling this role can pull off [[EthicalSlut sleeping with most of their charges at one point or another]], but Porrim pulls it off with panache. Hilariously, the Sufferer's counterpart, Kankri, ''hates'' being mothered by her and flips out whenever she tries...but still wears the sweater she made him.
* Monica seems to fill this role in ''Webcomic/WapsiSquare''. Her motherly exploits include taking responsibility for teaching Bud and Brandi how to be human again, helping Shelly deal with nightmares at 3 am, and breaking up fights between other characters.
* Rhea is this to [[OurDemonsareDifferent Buwaro]] and [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Keiri]] in ''Webcomic/SlightlyDamned''. At one point the two decide to walk a new friend home...and then immediately turn to Rhea to ask if she approves.
-->'''Sammy''': Is she their mom or something?
%%* In ''Webcomic/BasicInstructionsBeforeLeavingEarth'', Opal is this to the [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angels]] under Balthazar's command.
* In ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'', Mikkel fills this role, being TheMedic and the NumberOne to TeamDad Sigrun. Mikkel patches up wounds, decontaminates, comforts and feeds everyone, and looks after the team in general. His two dad traits are his somewhat brusque demeanor and his never-ending stream of dad jokes.

[[folder:Web Original]]
%%* ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest V3'''s Amanda Redder has begun to put herself in this role in the small group she's with. Ironically, her favorite sport is [[IncrediblyLamePun soccer]].
* In ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' North Dakota acts as this for the Freelancers, to the point where the Director even assigns him a timid A.I. with low self esteem because of his nurturing personality. He can be most often seen looking out for his twin sister [[BigBrotherInstinct South]], both on missions and off, and frequently shows concern for the other Freelancers' well-being. He's even been known to worry about other Freelancer's A.I. units. North is an interesting case in that he displays traits of both the Team Mom and the [[TeamDad Team Dad]]. He has the disciplinarian, "lead-by-example" nature of the Dad, but also carries the warmth and nurturing of the Team Mom. It's implied that he became like this due to his [[BigBrotherInstinct desire to watch out for his more reckless sister.]]
%%* ''Podcast/AnswerMeThis'' - Helen sometimes plays this role.
%%* [[http://badgods.com/overmom.html The Adventures of Evil Overmom]] by Lore Sjöberg. The note says, "Antidote, Love Mom." What a cool mom.
%%* Calliope to the Muses and Apollo in ''Literature/ThaliasMusings''. Though [[TrulySingleParent Mnemosyne]], the Muses' actual mother, was a very involved parent during her daughters' childhoods and complains that they don't call her often enough.
* ''Literature/SkippysList'' has examples:
--> 88. Must not refer to 1st Sgt as "Mom".
* ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'':
** Mindbird of the Wild Pack.** Sizemax of the Vindicators.** Spellbinder of Elite League.** Lucille of the Underdogs, who often say "yes mom" to her just to aggravate her.
* Kajortoq of WebAnimation/NoEvil takes this role in regards to some of the rest of the cast, most notably towards Corn.
* Virginia is this to ''WebVideo/ThePlatoonOfPowerSquadron''. She does her best to keep the others under control, and constantly refers to them as a family (despite Jonas protesting that they are [[InsistentTerminology DEFINITELY NOT]]).
%%* Rebecca from WebVideo/DemoReel ''tries'' to be this, but due to lack of tact she's not great at it. Much better being a ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend.
* The Blog/KnightsOfFandom is run by one of these. Some of the members even call her Mom.
* [[TheAce Pyrrha]] of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', though most of her nurturing is initially directed towards [[ButtMonkey Jaune]]. WordOfGod confirms that she's like this to everyone.
** Yang can be like this as well, not only being a big sister figure to Ruby but also lending emotional support to Blake.
** [[BigBad Salem]] can be seen as an evil variation. She is able to defuse arguments between her subordinates, praises [[TheDragon Cinder]] for her accomplishments in spite of her failure (which couldn't have been helped), and sends [[TheBrute Tyr]][[AxCrazy ian]] to [[MamaBear capture whoever defeated Cinder and bring them to her]].
* In ''Franchise/{{Noob}}'', Elyx seems to fill that role for Relic Hunter guild. She seems to be the one keeping her guildmaster's [[spoiler:HairTriggerTemper]] under control and has given a "just shut up" to the team's dumb CasanovaWannabe at moments where him keeping on talking could only make things worse.
* Maria in ''Roleplay/PersonaMillenium'' is considered a maternal figure to at least one person, and is generally responsible for keeping her team together.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Suzie Chan on ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingChanAndTheChanClan'' is mostly a CoolBigSis, but every now and then she slides into this territory (ex. chiding the kids for spying on Pop in ep 1, mediating a potential argument between Tom and Alan in ep 8).
* Katara from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. Gently mocked in the episode "The Runaway", where she initially objects to the idea as it says she's the group downer. Although the very reason she became this is a TearJerker; Sokka explains to Toph that after his and Katara's mother died, their family was pretty messed up and Katara dealt with it by taking on a 'motherly' role in the tribe, especially to him. Of course, Katara's ''other'' reaction to her mother's death is something [[HeWhoFightsMonsters else]]. One of the most heartbreaking moments in the series occurs during Sokka and Toph's conversation - Sokka can't even remember what his mother ''looked'' like anymore, because all he can see when he thinks of motherhood is his sister. His ''younger'' sister. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming D'aww...]]
** Katara's [[SpinOffspring son Tenzin]] from ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' is a male example of this trope. He ''fusses'' over Avatar Korra and her friends (and [[PapaWolf his own children, of course]]). Heck, he even fusses over his life-long childhood friend Lin Beifong, who is the same age as him.
%%* Helen Bennet from WesternAnimation/BionicSix is this and the ActionMom, since hers is a BadassFamily.
* The ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'' show features two examples: Gaia, who mixes this with AllLovingHero[[note]]Possibly excluding her EvilCounterpart, Zarm, [[MamaBear especially when he attacks the kids directly]].[[/note]] and [[{{Mentors}} Mentor]], and Gi, the wielder of the [[MakingASplash Ring of Water]]. Gi's position in the FiveManBand [[LampshadeHanging shows up]] in the first episode, during the kids' first ride in the Geo-Cruiser:
-->'''Wheeler:''' Hey, how come ''you'' get to fly this thing?\\
'''Gi:''' Do ''you'' have a driver's license?
* Number 362 of ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'':
-->'''Number 362:''' I don't care what level you're on, Number 105, put that video game ''down'', and find out what Knight Brace is doing in Poughkeepsie! Would you guys mind playing Whizbee on the Whizbee deck ''and not on my bridge?!''
** Number 5 is this to the main cast in Sector V.
* 13-year-old [[ShrinkingViolet Sheila the Thief]] in the ''WesternAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons'' TV series. Not only she's [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl the more feminine of the girls in the group]] (Diana the Acrobat is a tomboyish CoolBigSis), but the youngest kid in the gang is her little brother [[CuteBruiser Bobby the Barbarian]]. While never stated outright, the way she and Bobby act toward each other seems to imply that she was ''de facto'' raising her little brother even before ending up in the Realm.
* A male example: Edd ("Double-D") from ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'', who has gone so far as to wipe crumbs from Ed's face and scold Eddy for poor behavior.
%%* Rowena to Wamba and Rebecca in ''WesternAnimation/IvanhoeTheKingsKnight''.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': Kaeloo is this to the rest of the main four. This includes scolding them for bad behavior, telling them to clean their rooms, and taking care of them in general.
* A RareMaleExample is Mike from ''WesternAnimation/MotorCity'' who leads the [[FiveManBand Burners]] against [[BigBad Kane]] and still finds time to ask about their personal issues, even play match-maker on occasion. For a guy who pulls off CrazyAwesome stunts both in and out of his CoolCar Mike is surprisingly sensitive.
%%* Megan, the BadassNormal human girl from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePony''. If she's not around, [[TheSpock Wind Whistler]] fills in.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', this function is typically performed by Applejack (although other characters may fill the role depending on circumstances) making her the second-most-likely (after Rarity) to pick up on the subtle social cues which reveal that somepony is having a hard time. Highlighted in "Dragonshy" where she demonstrates saintlike patience with Fluttershy's severe timidness. She is also frequently the one shepherding the Cutie Mark Crusaders around, again with saintlike patience.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', Miss Grotke is one to the entire fourth grade class (to the point where Spinelli looks up to her like a mom more than her own mother), while Gretchen is one to the main six.
* Hera in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' alongside [[TeamDad Kanan]]. The fandom has nicknamed them Space Dad and Space Mom.
* Rose Quartz of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is very clearly this, a charismatic rebel leader who every member of her squad considered a combination mother, leader and mentor. Sadly she [[DeathByChildbirth gave up her physical form to give birth to Steven]] before the series began, and it becomes increasingly obvious that the team is struggling to cope without her. Garnet and Pearl try to step up as replacements. Pearl, unfortunately, is emotionally brittle and insecure, and her attempts to be a disciplinarian only annoy her fellow Gem Amethyst. Garnet on the other hand is an effective leader but lacks the personal skills to deal with the emotional issues of her team, and acts as more of a TeamDad.
%%* Maguro of ''WesternAnimation/SushiPack'' often fits this trope.
* Bumblebee for ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' East. The way she interacts with her teammates makes her come off as being like a concerned mother.
%%* Cheetara from ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats'' and ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'', defaulting to the role as the only adult woman of the group.
* Courtney of ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland'' sees herself as one, but she overdoes it to the point where she's viewed as being obnoxious.
* Despite being only six, Maggie in ''WesternAnimation/MaggieAndTheFerociousBeast'' is the most mature and level-headed of her friends. She's good at calming the Beast's tantrums and fears, she's less neurotic than Hamilton, and she's generally good at solving problems, meaning she often helps them out of ruts.

[[folder:Real Life]]
%%* 41-year-old Dara Torres of the 2008 U.S. Olympic swim team is often viewed as this by her teammates. To prove she's no slouch, she won three silver medals (just missing gold in the 50 free by 0.01 seconds).
* A mother, Sgt. Jane Strand, will head to war with her son, Pvt. Timothy Strand. In the National Guard, she "assumed the rank of mom to a collection of younger recruits," according to the [[http://www.newsobserver.com/news/story/1232845.html article]].
* At a wildlife sanctuary in England, [[http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/jasmine.asp a rescued Greyhound]], of all things, is surrogate mom to everything from puppies to a barn owl.
* Mary Ann Patten navigated the clipper Neptune's Car around Cape Horn while being TheCaretaker to her sick husband and being [[PregnantBadass pregnant]] to boot. They talk simplistically, though not without justification, about the rigidity of nineteenth-century customs. But New England sea princesses could be awesome when put to it and they don't make em like that anymore.
* Good UsefulNotes/QueenVictoria was TeamMom to the entire British Empire. Hell, toward the end she was getting to be the TeamMom to the whole of ''Europe''. She was actually known as "the grandmother of Europe" because of how big her family was. World War I reads like the world's biggest, nastiest family spat.
* And a long time before Vicky, [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfTudor Elizabeth I]] filled the role in a similar fashion. Electing to remain unmarried throughout her life, Elizabeth characterized herself as being married to England itself, and more than once referred to its people as her children.
%%* Gina Dalfonzo is the moderator at [[http://thepoint.breakpoint.org/tp-home this site]] and she is almost a classic TeamMom.
%%* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelle_Bachelet Michelle Bachelet]], as the first female President of Chile, is often seen as this by Chilean people.
* Jane Lynch (aka Sue Sylvester) is reportedly this for the entire cast of ''Series/{{Glee}}'', to the point where she calls them her "babies."
* To Creator/QuentinTarantino and much of the cast and crew of his movie, film editor Sally Menke was this. Tarantino himself ever referred to her as being a second mother to him.
* In [[DragQueen Drag]], a Drag Mother is both this, and in some cases a ParentalSubstitute, for young queens just starting out. In some cases, this will result in a "Drag Family", where novice queens will take their Drag Mother's last name as part of their own StageNames. [=RuPaul=] in particular is something of a surrogate Drag Mother for most of the drag community, due to her experience in the business and her approachable demeanor.
* German chancellor Angela Merkel actually got the nickname mom/mommy and she had displayed behavior like this trope on some occasions.
* Ousted Brazillian president Dilma Rousseff was sometimes called "Dilmãe" (Dilmom, or Dilmommy) by poorer people.
* Female cats are this to their humans. The reason they bring their owners dead or half-dead animals? That's what cat mothers do to their kittens to feed them and teach them to hunt. The cat is trying to raise her human.
** Hens when kept as pets can get this way too; when around someone she knows particularly well, a domestic hen will sometimes [[CuddleBug snuggle up to the person]] to keep them warm if they get close enough, as if the human was one of her chicks. Because in her eyes, the human ''is'' one of her chicks.
* Russian gymnast Aliya Mustafina is this to the Russian women's national team, to the point where young teammate Maria Kharenkova explicitly said "she's like a mom to us." Became literal in July of 2017, when Aliya gave birth to a baby girl, Alisa Mustafina-Zaytseva -- and returned to training all of ''three months later''. Now she really ''is'' the Russian team's Team Mom.
* Despite being about a decade older, Billie Jean King served this role to tennis players like Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova, whether it concerned their personal lives (Chris's broken engagement with Jimmy Connors as one example) or their tennis careers; even warning them not to fall for the media setting them up for a CatFight. Even the younger generation of women players, look up to King as a role model who paved the way for women in the sport.
* This concept is so common in social circles and friend groups these days that it has a non-troper colloquialism: Mom Friend.