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Playing With: Evil Matriarch
Basic Trope: The mother of one of the characters is an antagonist, sometimes the Big Bad.
  • Straight: Alice's mother, Betty, is one of the villains.
  • Exaggerated: Alice's mother, Queen Betty the Terrible, wants to kill her with her own hands along with all of her siblings because she can't stand her children.
  • Downplayed: Alice's mother, Betty is kind of annoying and self-centered, and sometimes gets in the way of her daughter's plans.
  • Justified: Alice's parents live in an Unholy Matrimony and her mother is just as bad as her father, if not worse.
  • Inverted:
  • Subverted: Betty might seem to be in league with the villains, except that she's a Reverse Mole there, to keep them from harming her daughter.
  • Double Subverted: That's what she says, while in reality she's just in it for the power and doesn't give a damn about any of her children.
  • Parodied: A first-time pregnant girl reads a book labeled "From nubile to Evil Overlord: a mother's guide."
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Alice is an orphan.
  • Enforced: The author is estranged from his or her mother, and can't help but portray mother figures in his or her story as monstrous.
  • Lampshaded:
    • "If you think my father was an asshole, wait before you meet my bitch of a mother."
    • "You won't stand in my way, child of mine! No one stands in the way of Queen Betty the Terrible!"
  • Invoked: Monster Is a Mommy
  • Exploited: Evulz allies himself with The Hero's mother to oppose him/her.
  • Defied: "I may not be the best mother around, but I won't let you kill my daughter."
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???

"You must go back to Evil Matriarch!" "No, Mom, NOOO!!!"

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