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Mama Bear: Webcomics
  • In Thespiphobia, Gwyneth could never be considered as a super sweet girl. Mikayla is even worse. However - if you mess with the theatre's techies, or Mikayla's inventions, be prepared to burn more mightily than fuse in Hell. Not that Gwyn is oblivious to her techies' shortcomings - she's just the only one allowed to deal repercussions.
  • Charon McKay from Shadowgirls, especially when she pulls the so-called Slayer of the Elder Gods that was manipulating her daughter out of her mind, with just her bare hands and kicks it in the face. Also Christmas Snow when she stabs the guy who's responsible for turning her daughter into an Elder God Avatar through the heart. And this guy was making fricking scary sea monsters afraid of him!
  • Miranda Deegan of Dominic Deegan is one of the most powerful mages in the world most of the time. When her family or students are threatened, however, she is completely unstoppable. The necromancer Rilian once took advantage of this - he betrayed the Deegans' location to his age-old enemy, Helixa, knowing that Miranda would never let her lay a finger on them. He was right; Miranda killed Helixa (with her bare hands), and although it didn't take, she made a point of finishing her off the next time they met.
    • She took an infernomancer who tormented a friend of her son (the title character) and opened his mind to a world of arcane torture. And then she banished him to approximately the other side of the universe. This infernomancer had just attacked a classrom full of her students (she's the headmistress of the local Hogwarts) and killed three of them, though, so it's still valid.
  • The trope is referenced in this Beaver and Steve.
  • Von Pinn from Girl Genius. Unusually for Momma Bears, her charges are genuinely and justifiably terrified of her- largely because they understand how prone she is to violence and overkill.
    • She is introduced trying to encourage safe behaviour in a young woman whom she is holding off the ground by the neck.
    • Also unusual when she reveals that she's supposed to keep Agatha "safe" primarily in the sense of "preventing her from posing a danger to others."
      • Castle Heterodyne has also been showing a warped version of Mama Bearness in recent strips. Or maybe Papa Wolfness, I'm not sure which gender a castle can really count as.
  • The Order of the Stick gives this, also (as is common) paired with a Crowning Moment Of Awesome for Kazumi: she kicks ninja ass...while pregnant!
    • An example of this and minor aversion of What Measure Is a Non-Human? occurs later when Vaarsuvius has to deal with the enraged mother of an adolescent black dragon that the party killed.
    • Vaarsuvius also counts, making a Deal with the Devil to have the power to save their own children from the dragon. They not only kill the dragon, but reanimate her head and use a high-level Necromancy spell to KILL HER WHOLE EXTENDED FAMILYincluding eggs. According to V, that's nearly a quarter of all black dragons on the planet. This will ensure that no one in her family will come after V's mate and children again. Unfortunately, now V has pissed off Tiamat, the goddess of evil dragons. What's more, V inadvertently caused the death of many humans whose only crime was that they bore the child of a dragon (or hybrid thereof), or were related by blood to such a person, etc., etc. Vaarsuvius suffered a Villainous BSOD over that.
    • And, because we're not sure exactly what gender V or V's mate possesses, another Mama Bear moment goes to V's mate, who, after witnessing and perfectly understanding the above attack, still stands between V and their children holding only a stick. Inkyrius is specifically noted to be a noncombatant (a baker, to be precise) with only NPC class levels.
  • Darken, another D&D based webcomic, illustrates that even borderline cosmic horrors shouldn't bother the daughter of an ancient dragon.
  • Wigu has Romy Tinkle who, while a raging alcoholic in poor shape, was capable of getting the jump on and knocking out a ninja when her family was threatened by bounty hunters.
  • In El Goonish Shive Abraham knowing that his opponent is half-human and half-immortal, saw only one implication, and mostly wrong one. The prospect of facing said immortal's reaction after he left her child within a hair's breadth of death somehow escaped his attention in all this haste. Immortals cannot interfere directly, but she's free to try killing him with mortals' hands...Isn't it surprising — where all those heavy boots flying toward his butt suddenly came from?
    Chaos: Also? He hurt my son.
  • Goblin Hollow: When gargoyles threaten goblins: Lily in action...and again, here. These critters are nightmare creatures made of LIVING ROCK. And she rips one in half...with her bare hands.
  • Yet Another Fantasy Gamer Comic: Anger a warrior? Bad Idea. Anger a Orc? Bad Idea. Anger a army leader? Bad Idea. Anger a Mother? Terrible Idea.
  • Professor Moonfire, on School Bites. Might also count under Monster Is a Mommy, but she's not really Cherri's mother.
  • Lycosa gulosa of, well, Lycosa. The entire story is about a Mama Spider's quest to get her eggsack back from Venom 8. And nothing that gets in her way survives.
  • In the webcomic Murphy's Law, Saphrin is definitely a Mama Bear towards the idea of her daughter being threatened.
  • Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal has a good one.
  • Hala River, the alien mom from Irregular Elis save the day (and Elis, her daughter) in the end of first chapter.
  • Tabitha from Far Out There will gladly shoot Santa in the face to protect Bridget and Alphonse.
  • In Endstone, Kyri has killed gods to protect her daughter. The Powder Keg Crowd that attacked her daughter...didn't stand a chance. Kryi handed the ENTIRE angry mob their asses.
  • In The Bean, Mama shows a new side when Bean is threatened (not her child, but an injured boy she took in).
  • The actual animal variant appears in Sluggy Freelance. She will not, however, protect her cub from the local Killer Rabbit, and does as it says. Which happens to be letting said rabbit disguise itself as a cub, and then going around doing flagrantly criminal things, while people refuse to stop him for fear of angering what they thing is a protective mother bear.
    • But subverted when it turns out that bear was a male, the cub was his girlfriend's, and she was rather ticked when she found out.
  • The Bongcheon Dong Ghost is only looking for her baby... with horrific results.
  • In Sinfest, Lil' E's mother stands down Satan for upsetting her baby.
  • In Pacificators, do not threat children around Muneca Powell. If you do, a world of hurt awaits you.
  • From Slightly Damned, Don't touch Kieri's wyvern.
  • Superheroine Lady Spectra doesn't seem to mind taking her daughter/sidekick Sparky into combat with her, but woe betide any villain who actually harms her.[1]
  • In Faux Pas, the prudent cat knows better than to threaten fox kits when their mom's around.
  • Dilbert's Mom
  • Kanaya from Homestuck is like this toward her friends (Karkat especially), as demonstrated here. Of course, she probably gets it from her ancestor.
  • Melika from Terinu raised the title character as her own son for eight years until he was torn from her by the Space Pirate that had originally found him as an infant. When she's finally reunited with him again after seven years, she's not only grateful to find him alive, she's more than willing to engage in prison breakouts and confrontation with armored Space Marines to keep from losing him again.
    Melika: "Harm my cub and I'll paint this chamber with your entrails!"

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