Quotes / Mama Bear

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    Anime and Manga 

You savage! Don't you even care that you killed my oldest son?! You look at me when I'm talking to you!
Chi-Chi to Super Buu moments before getting killed, Dragonball Z

    Comic Books 

Mommy will get rid of the monster. That's what mommies do. They make anyone who tries to hurt their child wish they'd never been born.

There's some facts about Earth you need to learn... ...never mess with the Baby Bear when the Mama Bear is nearby!

    Fan Works 

"I am part of you, too. I won't let him hurt you or the mother of your child. I promise. If anything happens to you or your love, I promise you that he'll regret it."
Yui Ikari reassuring her son, The Child of Love

"Ruby," she said softly. "I know you're in there somewhere, because if you weren't, we wouldn't be trying so hard to save you. I also know that you're afraid, afraid that everyone will just be gone one day, that all the things you've worked won't come true, but I swear I'll-" She paused in her thoughts, and reconsidered her words. "No, I can't promise you that everything will be okay, you know better than that by now, that sometimes promises that everything will be okay really don't mean anything. But, I will say this, I promise that for as long as I can, I will do everything I can to be there for you."

Asuka:"You bastard! You don't know anything about her! You have no right to talk about her! I swear, if you do as much as to say her name once more, I'll kill you!"
Gendo:"Kill me? You don't seem to be in any position to make death threats. That aside... [...] That is not a very motherly way to talk..."
Asuka:"You... I'll kill you. I'll kill you. I'll kill you! I'll kill you! I'LL K-agh... y-y..."
The Second Try, chapter 12

You know, I've never killed a human being, Amy. There's any number of people in this service who have, but not me. Even back in the old days before I became an officer, when I was in the frontline combat units, I was always a support mage. My duties were sealing, enhancements, first-aid. I've never had to take a human life. But I think I could, for my children. If I was pushed just hard enough, I really think I could.
Lindy Harlaown after her children were badly injured in the line of duty, Infinity

Fate... did you see her, after your encounter? Did you look at that girl, broken in the dirt after what you did to her? Because I did, I saw my little girl lying half-dead in a hospital bed, and I saw the burns on my son's body from when he tried to save her and you tried to kill him for it. What mother could possibly be neutral after that? ...You tried to kill my children. Did you think I wouldn't take it personally?
Lindy Harlaown before defeating Precia Testarossa, Infinity

"In this case, the Pilot's life is of no concern," Ritsuko said dismissively.

Ritsuko's glasses made a tiny clatter as they hit the ground by her feet. The small sound was lost in the resounding echoes of the full-arm slap that rocked the scientist off her feet and sent her stumbling backwards. Misato's face was a picture of fury. 'That's one of my kids, you heartless bitch!'

"I don't think you understood me. That was not an order. It was a statement of fact. When I'm done with you, you will tell me how to free my daughter."
Pinkamena Diane Pie, A World Without Rainbows

    Film - Animated 

Amos Slade, you trigger-happy lunatic! Give me that gun!
Widow Tweed, The Fox and the Hound

Babies! My poor little poopsies!

    Film - Live-Action 

Get away from her you BITCH!
Ellen Ripley, Aliens

You're nothing. You are nothing! This is my house! You are trespassing in MY HOUSE! If you touch my son again, I'LL FUCKING KILL YOU!
Amelia, The Babadook

I have been awake for almost sixty hours. I'm tired and I'm dirty. I have been from Chicago to Paris to Dallas to...where the hell am I?...I am trying to get home to my eight-year-old son. And now that I'm this close, you're telling me it's hopeless? No. No, no, NO! This is Christmas! The season of perpetual hope! And I don't care if I have to get out on your runway and hitchhike. If it costs me everything I own, if I have to sell my soul to the Devil himself, I am going to get home to my son.
Kate McCallister, Home Alone

Let him go! Kevin, run!
Pigeon Lady, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

Mommy's very angry.


Isolate the neurochemical factors that come into play when a mother sees her children being threatened; synthesize them; dose every female soldier with an aerosol of the stuff before you send her into the field. If any of the boys complain about women in the military after that, it'll only be because they keep getting their asses kicked on performance reviews. Either that, or because they're scared shitless.
Peter Watts, Blindsight, "CuddleKill" (NSFW)''

A tigress robb'd of young, a lioness,
Or any interesting beast of prey,
Are similes at hand for the distress
Of ladies who can not have their own way;
But though my turn will not be served with less,
These don't express one half what I should say:
For what is stealing young ones, few or many,
To cutting short their hopes of having any?
Don Juan, V.132.1-8

[Charity] was tall and broad-shouldered, for a woman, and I'd seen her crush more than one inhuman skull when one of her children was in danger.
Harry Dresden, "The Warrior"

In that moment, Lara was more than simply a vampire of the White Court, a succubus, pale and deadly. She was a reminder of days gone by, when mankind paid homage to blood-soaked goddesses of war and death, revered the dark side of the protective maternal spirit, the savage core of strength that still allowed tiny women to lift cars off their children, or to turn upon their tormentors with newfound power.
Harry Dresden, White Night


Time does heal — they say. Still were I free now I would head straight for Marine Man Raymond and end him. I don't doubt even your pacific father would have resorted to violence.

I do long to hear the details from your tender lips. Please write me as soon as possible and recount everything. The telling will help, I assure you. Did he really break your nose? Snap your teeth? Are there still contusions on your face?

I confess even having to write these questions stirs a frenzy in the chambers of my soul. I would like nothing more than to tear out the liver of your purported protector and feed it to him with a hiss. He could semper fi that meal all the way to Hades. But since he is shielded from my wrath by my own confusions — damn it! — I shall invoke Hecate in her Acheron depths, and by scale of dragon, eye of newt, boiled in the blood of murdering ministers and Clytemnestra's gall, cast a great curse which shall fly directly on a dark wind and take up immediate residence in his body, daily chewing on his flesh, nightly gnawing on his bones, until many months from now, moments before the final spark of self-awareness expires, he will have witnessed the total dismemberment and consumption of every limb and organ. So written, so done. This curse is cast. Fuit Ilium.
Pelafina H. Lièvre, House of Leaves

She who faces Death by torture for each life beneath her breast
May not deal in doubt or pity — must not swerve for fact or jest.
These be purely male diversions — not in these her honor dwells —
She the Other Law we live by, is that Law and nothing else.

She is wedded to convictions — in default of grosser ties;
Her contentions are her children, Heaven help him who denies! —
He will meet no suave discussion, but the instant, white-hot, wild,
Wakened female of the species warring as for spouse and child.

The Lower City is mine, its people are mine, its children are mine. When I find them that's doing this kidnapping and murdering, they'd best pray for mercy, 'cause once I get my teeth in them, I won't ever let them go.
Beka Cooper, Terrier

[...] and the Mother could be stronger than the Warrior when her children were in danger.

Count Piotr's hand slapped down hard on the table. "Good God, woman, where have you been?" he cried furiously.
A morbid lunacy overtook her. She smiled fiercely at him and held up the bag. "Shopping. [...] Wanna see what I bought?" Cordelia continued, still floating. She yanked the bag's top open, and rolled Vordarian's head out across the table.
"But of course," Aral breathed. "Every Vor lady goes to the capital to shop."
"I paid too much," Cordelia confessed.
"That, too, is traditional."

"With this life I give you protection," she told him. "Use it well to care for your Clan as a mother cares for her kits."
Fireheart expected this life to be gentle and loving like Silverstream's, and he wasn't ready for the bolt of ferocity that transfixed him. He felt as though all the fury of their ancient ancestors TigerClan and LionClan were pulsing through him, challenging any cat to harm the weaker, faceless shadows that crouched by his paws. Shocked and trembling, Fireheart recognized a mother's desire to protect her kits.

Men will fight bravely and be heroes, but for last-ditch defense against any odds... get a Mother.
The One's Champion, Young Wizards

    Live-Action TV 

Give me back my fucking baby!
Annie, Being Human

Joyce Summers: (holding a fire axe) You get the hell away from my daughter.
Spike: ...Women. (runs away)

Cliff Huxtable: The woman is looking for the two of you, and she's serious, I'm telling you. She thinks that the two of you came into that house to deliberately take those children away from her... Listen, you don't have to tell me anything; I'm not the one who's looking for you. And she is looking for both of you. And I'm gonna tell you something else. When she finds you, I'm going under a rock.
Clair: Do you think it's safe to move?
Cliff: Do you feel lucky?
The Cosby Show, "The Day of the Locusts"

You even think about my daughter I will kill you. I will kill you! I will hunt you down and put you in the ground! I WILL PUT YOU IN THE GROUND!
Catherine Willows, CSI

Droxil: There's nothing you could say that would convince me you'd ever use that gun.
Madge: I'm looking for my children.
Droxil: (Oh, Crap!)

Madame Kovarian: Amy... help me...
Amy Pond: You took my baby from me and hurt her. And now she's all grown up and she's fine. But I'll never see my baby again.
Madame Kovarian: But you'll still save me, though. Because he would. And you'd never do anything to disappoint your precious Doctor.
Rory: Ma'am, we have to go. Now.
Amy: The Doctor is very precious to me, you're right. But do you know what else he is, Madame Kovarian? Not here. (reattaches Kovarian's eye-drive) River Song didn't get it all from you... sweetie.

They have your sisters. We have to get the girls back. And then we will kill them all.
Lady Catelyn Stark, Game of Thrones

Tom's Mother: What was the first day you knew you could kill someone, anyone at all, if you had to?
Claire: The first time I held my children.
Tom's Mother: It's our oldest, deadliest impulse, the need to protect our own at the expense of any other living thing. And we give that impulse such a nice name, don't we? [...] Love is a psychopath.

You're a wonderful woman, and I wish you well, but if you ever hurt my kids again, they'll be wiping your blue blood off the walls. And I mean that in the nicest possible way.
Fran Fine, to C.C. Babcock, The Nanny, "Here Comes the Brood"

Never underestimate a mama bear when her cub's in danger.
Mike Franks, NCIS

You're a great mother! You're loving, and protective. You're like one of those mother lions in the nature films, that carries her babies around by the back of the neck. 'Cept sometimes ya get a little rough and you rip their heads off.
Jackie to Roseanne

She thinks that kidnapping Luke will stop me going after her. If Mrs. Wormwood thinks that, she really doesn't understand motherhood!
Sarah Jane Smith, The Sarah Jane Adventures

Carey: Esteban, have you seen Zack?
Esteban: Zack? Zack who?
Carey: Esteban, do you like nature films?
Esteban: Oh, I love nature films.
Carey: Did you ever seen the one in how the mother bear cares for her cubs?
Esteban: London's driving him and Maddie to math camp. Please don't eat me!
Carey: Moseby, Zack's gone to math camp.

    Video Games 

Trishka: What did you do to this thing, kill its babies?
Grayson: What? Of course not! Maybe...

Alma, FEAR

Mother... time to go!
Samus Aran, Metroid: Other M

YOU! You dare touch my child?! I'll soak these fields with your blood!
Female Avatar, Fire Emblem Fates

    Visual Novels 

Just try laying one finger on Maria in front of me. I'll show you just how lukewarm the hell you came from really is!
Rosa Ushiromiya, Umineko: When They Cry


Something finally snaps inside you as a giant flying piss rock threatens to torture your baby. Voices are screaming in your brain for you to fight and you don't even care how little sense that makes. You don't care what happens to you. You will choke it to death with your corpse if you have to.

And if you ever endanger my son again, I'll have to cut out one of your kidneys and force feed it to you.
Phobia, GastroPhobia

You stupid pieces of shit! I was in the army too, and I didn't forget 4 years of training the minute my egg's perimeter was breached! You think that just because I can't see my feet right now I can't put one of them up your cowardly ninja asses? PLEASE. So what are the rest of you spineless mother fuckers waiting for! I'm a goddamn, baby-making, life-taking MACHINE! Who cares how many of you I have to kill? I can just make MORE in my TUMMY!

    Web Original 

For long years, I have been absent from my throne. I looked out upon the lands beyond the Realm's borders, and saw a world far fallen into tumult and sorrow, a world on the precipice of eternal darkness. My heart could no bear the suffering of the millions, my eyes could not shed tears enough to wash away their pain. I left the Realm as a pilgrim, seeking an answer to a broken world. And I found it. I walked the hidden reaches of the world where the Elemental Dragons slumber, and won both wisdom and power enough to bring balance to the land. As the Mother of Creation, I will feed the hungry, heal the sick, and reward the deserving. And as the Talon of Hesiesh upon this world, I will bring fire to those [who] have harmed my children.

    Western Animation 

If any of you wolves have hurt my daughter, I will personally RIP out your eyes, and SHOVE them down your throat ''so you can see my claws TEAR YOUR CARCASS OPEN!
Eve, Alpha and Omega

Krieger, I swear to God, if I see you near this child again...and the implied threat here is I will shoot you in the genitals and then sit here sipping on a Montalato Sherry while you bleed to death.
Malory Archer

That's what moms are like — if you mess with their babies, they'll bite you back.

I'm like a mother eagle, Meg. Beautiful to look at, but mess with one of my chicks and I'll rip your f***kin' eyes out with my razor sharp talons!
Lois Griffin, Family Guy

    Real Life 

The most dangerous place in the world is between a mother and her children.
Eliza Gauger

As usual, the challenge with portraying my character is that I am always in search of making her three-dimensional. Audra may be humorless and a hard-ass, but she loves her kids and is very challenged by this whole topic. I want parents to recognize Audra's struggle and hand it to her for trying because I know the teen viewers arenít going to have any sympathy for her. They'll just see her as a bitch - case closed.
Ramona Milano, on Degrassi's Mrs. Torres

Moms have to be intelligent, knowledgeable, and capable of utterly destroying anything that dares to threaten their children.
Dan Shive in the author commentary of one of his strips

Frank Roosevelt was amiably drunk. Eleanor was radiant. Frank had wanted to run for governor and Carmine had said no, that it wasn't his turn. Frank ran anyway, as a liberal, and lost, with considerable help from Tammany. Eleanor had then stormed the gates of corruption, with which she and the president had lived so comfortably for so many years, and amazingly, at a wave of her hand, Tammany crashed. We toasted her great victory, in the name of reform and civil virtue. Eleanor responded, gleefully, "When Mr. di Sapo did what he did to my Franklin, I vowed that I would bide my time and then—one day—I would get him. And I have!"
Gore Vidal, Palimpsest