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"Moms are tough."
Nora Estheim, Final Fantasy XIII

  • In ARK: Survival Evolved, most wild creatures will attack you if you handle their eggs, whether or not they are fertilized. This can be exploited to keep naturally shy creatures from fleeing long enough to kill or tame them. Parental instinct goes even further with the Wyvern, Rock Drake, and Deinonychus, as the only way to acquire one for yourself is to steal the fertilized eggs from their nests, and draw the instant, extended wrath of every individual in the area whether they're the parents or not.
  • In Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal, the witch who raised Yaga-Shura and taught him how to render himself invulnerable by turning his heart into a Soul Jar initially asks you to retrieve his and her hearts so she can render him mortal since he betrayed her and she wants revenge. Immediately after the ritual is complete, her restored heart causes her feelings of maternal love to return. Realizing that your party will try to kill Yaga-Shura, she attacks your party despite being hopelessly outmatched.
  • Bayonetta is this to a little girl named Cereza. This causes a Stable Time Loop, as Cereza is actually Bayonetta as a child, and Bayonetta became what she was by presumably imitating her "mother".
    • Bayonetta similarly is Mama Bear towards Loki in the sequel.
  • Jade, the heroine of Beyond Good & Evil, operates a friendly shelter for war orphans, whom she views as her "children." In the opening sequence of the game, a band of evil aliens attempt to kidnap the children from the shelter. Naturally, very bad things happen to said aliens. Also, near the end of the game, all of the children get kidnapped. After working her way through a Heroic BSoD, her resolve goes up, and not a force in the galaxy will stop her from fighting to get her kids back.
  • In BioShock, once Brigid Tenenbaum's maternal instinct kicks in, she spends her time rounding up and saving the Little Sisters. Then after she finally escapes Rapture, she goes back for the sisters that were left in the city.
    • In Bioshock Infinite Elizabeth is not happy when children are in danger. When it is clear that Daisy Fitzroy intends to kill a Jerimiah Fink's son, Elizabeth stabs her in the back with a pair of scissors, though it turns out this was by Daisy's design, as she was warned by the Luteces that Elizabeth would need to spill blood in order to mature enough to take down Comstock.
    • Bioshock Infinite/Burial at Sea shows just how devoted Elizabeth is to protecting children when she traverses Rapture, full of bloodthirsty splicers (while she herself admits she has basically no combat experience) and teaming up with Atlas/Fontaine (all while she's aware that he's a conniving bastard) all so she can save Sally, who in Episode 1 she damn-near killed while being blinded by her quest to kill that timeline's Comstock. While being tortured by Fontaine for information, she taunts him with absolutely no fear to go ahead and mutilate her brain, but once they wheel in Sally and threaten to harm her with the same torture, Elizabeth breaks down and frantically insists that she'll tell them whatever they want to know. She angrily questions herself aloud to her hallucination of Booker as to why, while she was still omnipotent (she loses this power after revisiting a timeline where she died in Episode 1) she saw that all this would happen but still chose to "send herself to the slaughter." It's only when she regains her foresight of the events unfolding does it all make sense; in deciphering the trigger phrase for Fontaine ("Would you kindly?") she opened the door for Jack to be able to come to Rapture and possibly cause its downfall, and she recalls a precognitive vision of Sally being brought to the surface world to have a chance at a normal life. She sent herself to Rapture well aware that she would die. As Sally holds her hand and softly sings her a lullaby, Elizabeth dies smiling, content with the knowledge that in at least one timeline, Sally would live.
  • Curly Brace from Cave Story is this to the Colons, a group of orphan Mimgas in the Sand Zone, to point where she attacks the player character thinking he's gonna hurt them.
  • Mary Barrows (or Burroughs) from Clock Tower is a villainous example: She is the mother of two extremely disturbed children, Bobby and Dan (their conception is heavily implied to be the result of occult work), and is very protective of them, to the extent that she is perfectly willing to kill Jennifer and three other orphans she adopted just to prevent them from killing the boys, and also intended to murder Jennifer in one of the endings specifically because the latter killed Bobby and Dan, but ended up being killed herself.
  • Dark Souls has the Mushroom Parents. They are usually found in the same area as Mushroom Children. Get too close to the kids and their parents will take note. And the next thing you know, you're on the other side of the kingdom with a massive dent in what's left of your armor.
  • Lei-Lei/Hsien-Ko and Ling-Ling/Mei-Ling's Action Mom in the Darkstalkers series, several times. First, she died in an Heroic Sacrifice to save the girls from Pyron, which is the reason why Hsien-Ko and Mei-Ling turned themselves into a Chinese Vampire-inspired magical being and her sealing ward respectively. Then, in the second game as the girls die to revive her, she uses her powers to help them being reincarnated into normal kids. And in the third game, when the reborn twins are forcibly turned back into magical beings and engulfed by the darkness, she again rescues them and sends them back to their normal lives.
  • It was hinted at before but Eva the mother of Dante and Vergil from Devil May Cry is this, given in the DMC5 Flash Back she hid Dante in a closet to protect him from being killed by Mundus'a invading demons and then died while trying to find his brother Vergil. It's also revealed one of the reason Dante resents his father Sparda is because he wasn't there to be Papa Wolf and save Eva from getting killed.
    • Interestingly Trish who looks and sounds identical to Eva has shades of this, as she takes a mortal blow from Mundus aimed at Dante and Trish is also protective of Nero, who is Eva's grandson.
    • Plant Person Echidna from Devil May Cry 4 is a villainous example as much like Poison Ivy, anyone who hurts her precious baby plants is in for a rough time.
  • Don't Starve: Make absolutely sure you know what you're doing when you rob a Tallbird nest.
  • Arl Eamon's wife Lady Isolde of Dragon Age: Origins goes to some pretty extreme lengths to protect her son Connor. To hide Connor's magical potential she blatantly goes against the laws of the Chantry and hires Jowan, an apostate Blood Mage, to teach Connor just enough magic to be able to hide his abilities from others. This leads to disaster, to put it lightly. Later, after Connor has been possessed, Isolde lures Bann Teagan to the castle at "Connor"'s request. At the end, unless you Take a Third Option, Isolde will either allow herself to be sacrificed in a Blood Magic ritual to save Connor, or ask the Grey Warden to allow her to peacefully kill Connor herself to end his suffering.
  • The Elder Scrolls
  • Fallout: New Vegas
    • The Mother Deathclaw. Shoot one of her little babies and prepare for pain.
    • Lily, who's more a Grandmama Bear (or Grandmama Yao Guai as it were) who is fiercely protective of the Courier, who she takes as a Replacement Goldfish for her real grandchildren.
      "DON'T. YOU. TOUCH. MY. BABY!"
  • Fallout 4:
    • A female Sole Survivor is an example. An unassuming lawyer who takes up arms and sets out into a nightmarish wasteland to find her kidnapped baby son, and do in the man who did it.
  • Final Fantasy:
    • Averted and then played straight in Final Fantasy VI. During the first Humbaba fight, Terra attempts to stand up to the demon to protect the orphans of Mobliz, having become their surrogate mother. However, the emotional turmoil she's gone through has robbed her of her Esper powers, and Humbaba easily defeats her. When the party returns, Humbaba attacks again... but he didn't realize that not only were two of the (teenaged) orphans going to have a baby together, but also that the annoying party attacking him was Terra's True Companions. The ensuing fight has Terra in Esper Mode for the entire battle.
    • Final Fantasy VII: Tifa is like this towards Marlene, Barret's daughter, whom she looks after when Barret is away on AVALANCHE missions. Aerith similarly cares for Marlene, especially in the remake, where she protectively pulls Marlene behind her when Tseng and Shinra Mooks apprehended them, she agrees to go with them willingly in exchange for Marlene's safety.
    • Final Fantasy XIII:
    • Cosmos of Dissidia Final Fantasy, who often acts as the Team Mom for her warriors. Especially when you take into account the fact that she deliberately allowed herself to be weakened enough to be killed by Chaos to give her warriors the power they'd need to survive her death and last long enough to defeat Chaos and escape the war.
  • Endling - Extinction is Forever have you playing as a Mama Fox, who is the last adult fox alive and determined to see to it that no harm happens to the cubs under your protection.
  • Fire Emblem:
    • When Eyvel from Fire Emblem: Thracia 776 first came across a little Mareeta at a slave market, she slaughtered all the traders and guards and promptly adopted the small girl as her own. (If only her in-game stats were better.) Her raging maternal instincts are likely a result of the children she lost after getting amnesia. Her epilogue has her recovering her memories and reuniting with them.
    • Ayra from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War is an Auntie Bear. Her infamous threat of Cimbaeth comes from him forcing her to do his dirty work — by using her beloved nephew and protegé Shannan as a Distressed Dude.
    Ayra: "You better not double-cross me, Cimbaeth, because I'll hunt you down and put your head to a stick! Even if it takes me to the ends of hell! Got it!?"
    • Also, even if she's going through horrifying times in between generations, Tailtiu of Friege would not let her child Tine take abuse from her sister-in-law, Hilda. On one hand, this seemingly backfired (Tailtiu did manage to save Tine from physical torture by taking it herself, but it ended up killing her in the end, and it scarred Tine so much that she became shy and withdrawn)... but on the other hand, it worked well in the end since if it wasn't for Tailtiu's protection, Tine wouldn't have survived long enough to reunite with her brother Arthur, join Seliph's Liberation Army and forge her own destiny.
    • Basically the reason why Quan's mother Alfiona told Finn to ask Princess Lachesis for help to protect Leif in the back-story of Leonster's fall. Lachesis is a Master Knight, that is canonically an extremely skilled fighter able to use nearly any weapon, and would have her very young daughter Nanna to protect, making her even stronger in the opinion of Lady Alfiona. And it mostly worked, with Lachesis as quite the Parental Substitute for Leif before disappearing in her way to retrieve her son Delmud.
    • Pretty much every female character who bears a child in Fire Emblem: Awakening. Of special note is Chrom's wife (whether she's The Avatar, Sumia, Maribelle, Sully or Olivia): she is given the chance to stay behind in Ylisse with their newborn child Lucina when Chrom prepares to go to war against Valm, but she utterly refuses and insists to go with him and their Badass Crew.
    • Possibly Avatar's mother, who had a child with the leader of the Grimleal, Validar, but later fled, presumably to protect him/her from becoming Grima's vessel. Nothing else is revealed about her though..
    • Similarly, every female character who bears a child in Fire Emblem Fates will be this to her kid, including a Female Avatar and Azura.
  • Alma from First Encounter Assault Recon. At the end of the first game, The Reveal shows that her actions were all because of what was done to her... including them taking her two children away. It also turns out these two children are the Point Man (the main protagonist) and Paxton Fettel (the main antagonist).
  • In God of War (PS4), Freya became this to her son Baldur due to hearing the prophecy that he would die a needless death. This is why she made him Nigh-Invulnerable. She turns on Kratos after he killed Baldur to save her, promising to kill him, desecrate the remains, and feed his soul to the vilest filth of Hel.
  • Lauren Winter from Heavy Rain couldn't save her son from the Origami Killer, but swears on her son's grave to kill the man who did. And in one ending, she does just that.
  • Palutena in Kid Icarus: Uprising shows signs of being one toward Pit, especially in later chapters of the game. By the end of Chapter 21, when Pit saves Dark Pit from Chaos Kin, his wings are burned as a result. Palutena is in a state of shock over what's happened, given that Pit might die. What does she do? Have Dark Pit go to the spring of time and dip Pit's wings into the water and bring him back to life. In Viridi's own words, Palutena is willing to go down into the Underworld and cheat death just to save her precious Captain (who she might see as a son, depending on interpretation).
  • Aqua in Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep is undoubtedly the Team Mom, and slips instantly into this once things go bad.
  • A sliiiiiiightly more subdued example is Shizuka Kusanagi from The King of Fighters, as explained by the Spin-Off continuity The King of Fighters: Kyo. Get into her Big Fancy House to look for info when neither her husband nor her son are there? She'll calmly point her naginata at your neck. Then she'll give you a soft-spoken but piercing "The Reason You Suck" Speech. And then she'll make you tea before sending you off. And you'll love it.
  • Abby in The Last of Us Part II grows to be highly protective of Lev as they bond, culminating in her physically interposing herself between him and Isaac when Isaac intends to shoot him. She refuses to move even when Isaac threatens to shoot her too, and ends up fighting her way through an army of her own former allies just to get Lev to safety. This behavior continues post-timeskip, as even when the Rattlers are wrestling her to the ground she's furiously screaming for them not to touch Lev.
  • A weird, weird example can be found in the joined games of The Legend of Zelda: Oracle Games. The sister witches Koume and Kotake will do anything for their adopted son Ganondorf. They are the secret Big Bad of both games, the goal of which can only be seen when the games are linked up; they want to sacrifice Princess Zelda as part of a ritual to revive Ganondorf, and when Link screws that up for them, they sacrifice themselves instead.
  • The female Commander Shepard in the Mass Effect series, is potentially this depending on how she's played. If played straight, threatening her crew is about the biggest mistake you could make.
    • Jack, of all people, becomes this in Mass Effect 3. She's been teaching a class of students at Grissom Academy, and has threatened to rip anyone apart if they hurt her students. As anyone who's played the second game can tell you, she means it.
    • Samara both averts this trope and plays it straight, depending on the episode. In the second one, she is in full Offing the Offspring mode - said offspring is a monstrous Serial Killer whose powers rival her own, so it is understandable. In the third one, she calmly attacks a monastery full of Reapers - including some banshees - alone so that she can rescue her other two daughters. Then when her code compels her to kill her last surviving daughter Falere, she immediately chooses to end her own life instead. Thankfully, a Paragon Shepard can help her to Take a Third Option, allowing her to see Falere again once the war is over. As a Justicar should.
    • And since she cannot have children, and since her father is one of the biggest dirtbags in the galaxy, it is only logical to see Miranda Lawson be extremely protective of her younger sister Oriana. To the point of gunning down a friend (and an entire Eclipse squad) that threatened Ori in II, and single-handedly unraveling Cerberus' secrets in III because Oriana disappeared, something that she is more efficient at than the entire Alliance secret service combined. The best outcome of that storyline is Miranda herself killing her own father, Bond One-Liner included.
  • Metroid:
    • What spurs Samus Aran to action in Super Metroid is the Space Pirates stealing the baby Metroid that thinks she is its mother. Here, though, it's less motherly affection and more that letting the Space Pirates get their hands on a Metroid is an unspeakably bad idea.
    • Said Metroid sacrifices itself at the end of the game to save Samus. This is where the real Mama Bear reaction takes place, as the Metroid's death also gives Samus her final weapon with which to utterly obliterate Mother Brain. The phrase "Curb-Stomp Battle" doesn't even BEGIN to describe it.
    • Metroid II: Return of Samus: The Queen Metroid's reason for attacking Samus, as an egg is seen behind the Queen, and she also spawned several Metroids to take care of Samus in case she intended to kill the remaining hatchling (which, ironically, turns out not to be the case). In Samus Returns, once you killed every other Metroid, you can hear her roar in outrage.
    • Other M also reinforces this theory, as evidenced by her attempt to shatter ice surrounding the various Metroids if frozen to reawaken them.
    • Metroid: Samus Returns plays it completely straight in the ending as Proteus Ridley tries to take the baby Metroid away from Samus, big mistake as Samus jumps onto his tail, stalling him as he attempts to shake her off, but she immediately flies onto his chest with her thrusters and pumps Plasma Beam shots into him until he drops the baby Metroid. But Samus doesn't stop there in the final stage fight she shoots down Ridley's throat with her Arm Cannon until he stops moving.
    • Just like in Super Metroid there is the reverse of this trope as "the baby" saves its "mother" by leeching some of Ridley's life energy when he pins Samus down and gives the energy to Samus.
    • Can't forget Samus rescuing little Pikachu in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Also in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Samus gets so pissed at Ridley (for killing Mario and Mega Man), that she leaps out of her burning ship and attacks him in her unarmoured Zero Suit.
  • Rathians from the Monster Hunter series. These 20-foot-long flying, fireball-shooting, poison-tailed wyverns are notoriously protective mothers, both in cutscenes and in actual gameplay. Needless to say, trying to snatch one of her eggs for points is NOT a good idea. In fact, they immediately know if you've picked up one of their eggs, no matter where she is on the map, and will drop whatever she's doing to find you and when she does, she'll roar at you, enter a violent fit of extreme Unstoppable Rage, and go on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge to chase you non-stop until one of you dies. If her husband, Rathalos, who is a Papa Wolf in equal measure, is also on the map, she'll roar for him and he'll come running so they can beat the snot out of you as a team. You can even run to her nest, pick up an egg, beat Rathian up until she flees, and repeat the process; she'll come running back to protect her babies each and every time, not knowing you're lying in wait to beat the crap out of her.
  • Ishara from the interactive romance novel Moonrise. She's the Team Mom, and one look from her can decimate any enemies. Many other characters note how fearsome she is, and her power contrasts with her normal loving demenaor.
  • The indie game, A Mother's Inferno, have you playing as a single mother who boarded an Afterlife Express with your son, only to have the boy abducted by mysterious forces. You then explore the train to find your child, realize the train is devoid of human life and infested with demons, at which point you pick up a shard of glass as an impromptu weapon and fight your way through assorted creatures of the underworld to retrieve your child.
  • Mortal Kombat:
    • In Sonya's chapter of Mortal Kombat X, her hated enemy Kano tries to threaten Cassie, only for Sonya to royally beat the shit and the smugness out of him. It's not even something as swift as a Fatality either — she is literally choking him to death, agonizingly slowly, for over thirty seconds. One of the most arrogant, persistent villains in the franchise is reduced to bargaining for his life and trying to breathe at the same time, and it very nearly doesn't work. It takes Johnny Cage to talk Sonya down by telling her not to do things she knows she'd regret, but it's still very satisfying to watch her put a treacherous scumbag like Kano in his place after he crosses this line. Not thirty seconds later she does one better when she blows a hole clean through Past Kano's skull, erasing him from time.
    • In the previous timeline at Mortal Kombat: Deception before being hit hard with the new timeline's Adaptational Villainy, Queen Sindel of Edenia realized that her daughter Kitana has been brainwashed by the almighty Dragon King Onaga, and used that fact to corner Sindel and put her into captivity because there's no way she could raise her fist against her daughter (unless she is brainwashed, which was what happened in her debut, but she eventually broke free and returned to being good). In her ending, once Jade figured out a way to free her, Sindel immediately worked to find a way to defeat Onaga, and once she found it, she immediately launched an attack, single-handedly destroying the Dragon King without destroying its host body (Reptile) and hugged the-recently awakened Kitana, as if assuring her that she just woke up from a terrible nightmare.
  • The RPG Maker game Oracle of Tao has Ambrosia Brahmin who starts out as a Tsundere or Sugar-and-Ice Personality, during the first game. In the Playable Epilogue, however, she has a daughter that she is very protective of, in her own neurotic way. This is actually written into the code, in that she goes berserk if her daughter dies (as does her husband), tells her child she shouldn't eat certain foods (which she herself can eat), and takes experience loss instead of her daughter in the event of a Game Over.
  • Kuro from Ori and the Blind Forest turns out to be solely motivated by this, which kicked off the entire plot of the game.
  • Pokémon
    • Kangaskhan is extremely protective of its child. If you so much as threaten it, you'll have to deal with a 7 foot tall kangaroo-dinosaur hybrid. In her Mega Evolution form, obtains the ability Parental Bond and becomes the most threatening non-Legendary Pokémon (and stronger than many Legendaries), and by far the most used in competitive game. In Generation 7's SOS battles, if a Cubone (whose entries describe them as forlorn orphans) is frightened into calling for help, a Kangaskhan will occasionally show up to defend it.
    • Nidoqueen's Pokedex entry states that she's at her most powerful when protecting her offspring.
    • This trait can extend to other Pokémon as well, such as Gardevoir, who treats its trainer this way.
  • In Psychonauts, one could interpret Milla in this way — a Badass psychic secret agent who also loves kids, she is not happy when she's revived from Oleander stealing her, Sasha and their students' brains. This interpretation becomes more clear when you use Clairvoyance on her (she sees her students as babies) and when you find her back story (which reveals trauma from the Orphanage of Love she worked at burning to the ground).
  • In Red Dead Redemption II, Miss Grimshaw may be strict and no-nonsense to members of the gang but she does deeply care for them and is willing to kill in cold blood whoever is a danger to them. Tilly's aggressors and Molly for seemingly betraying the gang would know all about that. And in the Mexican Standoff between Arthur and John against Dutch's loyalists, Grimshaw quickly takes her shotgun and stands next to her surrogate sons.
  • Resident Evil 2. If you're a child (Sherry Birkin) hopelessly lost in a zombie- and monster-infested setting, all you need to do is find a safe spot to hide and hope that Claire Redfield is in the area, because she'll fight armies of zombies, Lickers, undead dogs, giant spiders, giant alligators, trench coating wearing tyrants, monster plants, corrupt police chiefs and your own mutated father to protect you. She may have only been 19 at the time but Claire does a better job of motherhood than Sherry's actual mother Annette who's a professional scientist. It's likely that Claire and Sherry's bond in RE2 was a Shout-Out to Aliens
    • The Remake keeps the feeling largely the same. Nothing is really stopping Claire from getting out of Raccoon City once she gets the keycard, but she stops at nothing to brave an entire underground laboratory to get Sherry's medicine, even facing down instant-kill abominations and the G-Virus. The fight against "G3" highlights this: With Leon, Annette lowers him down into the lab area to fight it without warning, forcing him to quickly shift gears and ready himself to take on the monster. Claire? She hits the switch to lower the platform herself, because Sherry needs immediate help and G3 is in the way.
    • Claire shows her knack for this again in Resident Evil: Degeneration, though she is surrounded by zombies shielding another little girl... the second Leon gets a gun to her there is not a single zombie is left standing. Claire also delivers a Bitch Slap to the asshole Senator who pushed the girl into the zombie's way while trying to save his own skin.
      Claire: (SMACK) Bastard! that little girl will probably have nightmares for the rest of her life because of you!
      • Claire is so good at this trope that it actually feels like a Series Continuity Error when she just aggressively barks questions at Natalia the scared little girl in Resident Evil: Revelations 2 instead of comforting her. (This is apparently a decision made by the voice director for the English script. She's much more herself in the Japanese dub.)
  • Resident Evil Village has a villainous example in Lady Alcina Dimitrescu. As Ethan Winters kills each of her daughters, her fury grows. And when all of them are dead...
    Alcina: "Flesh, bones, I will devour all of you!"
  • Melissa from Siren: Blood Curse. And lord help you if you have Bella and she's in her Maggot Shibito form.
    Melissa: "BELLAAAAA!! MY BABYYY!!!"
  • Sleeping Dogs has Mrs. Chu, the mother of Wei's direct superior Winston Chu. She is very protective of her son such that when he is murdered, she has Wei abduct one of the gunmen responsible for his death, takes her time killing him, then has Wei abduct the man who called in the hit, force-feeds him soup made with the gunman from earlier, then takes her time killing him.
  • The Alexandra sisters, Sophitia and Cassandra from the Soul Series. Cassandra manages to be one despite never having carried a child — she entered the fight hoping to fill the role so Sophitia would have a chance to live normally and not fight anymore.
  • Juno in Soul Nomad & the World Eaters is very devoted to her adopted son Penn — considerably more so than the child's biological parent. In the Demon Path this devotion takes on a whole new level of fanaticism when Juno demands Penn's return after he joins team evil, upon which Revya states that they didn't really want him in the first place.
    Juno: "What...? You kidnap him, and you don't even want him? What's wrong with him? He's cute! Everyone should want to kidnap him! You will pay for not wanting to kidnap him!"
  • In Spore, should you kill a baby or eat an egg in the creature stage or tribal stage, the entire species will be hostile to you from then on out.
  • Street Fighter: Never harm a child or a teenager in the vicinity of one Chun-Li. She pointed a gun at Bison and then fought him for kidnapping and brainwashing teen girls into his Bodyguard Babes, and later fought Urien for kidnapping Li-Fen, one of the kids she adopted and trained. In SFV's Story Mode Chun-Li gives F.A.N.G a brutal curb stomp when he tries to kill Li-Fen in front of her.
  • This Team Fortress 2 comic "A Cold Day in Hell" features a literal example. After Scout, Soldier, and Pyro kill three bears, the Heavy states that those bears were babies. Scout dismisses his statement, thinking that "everything's a baby to [him]", but the Heavy's words ring true; those bears were babies of an angered mother bear. The mother bear is the size of a bus! Heavy suplexes it to death and then they all eat it!
  • Jun Kazama of Tekken. Because nothing says love for your son like kicking the ass of the closest thing this series has to the devil as it tries to possess your child while he's still in the womb and then holding off (and possibly being murdered by) an ancient, inhuman weapon of alien origin for the sake of your aforementioned son fifteen years down the road.
  • Terraria:
    • The Queen Bee is perfectly content to leave you alone as you wander through the Underground Jungle... so long as you don't smash a larva resting inside one of her hives (or pull out an Abeemination).
    • Plantera may be another case, resembling a fully grown version of her bulbs and only appearing to fight you when you break one.
  • In the 7th Touhou game, Perfect Cherry Blossom, the player encounters Chen as the stage 2 boss. When the player encounters and defeats Chen a second time on the Extra Stage, they are soon greeted by Chen's master, Ran Yakumo, who is not at all pleased with the protagonist's treatment of Chen. Cue the game's difficult Bonus Boss battle. From this scene, many fans have interpreted Ran and Chen's relationship as being like mother and daughter.
  • Though not his biological mother, by Season 4 Clementine from The Walking Dead has raised AJ from birth and will do absolutely anything to keep him safe, and even says so in the pre-season trailer.
  • Carrie from Witches' Legacy, even before she adopts Lynn. She doesn't even hesitate to fight off powers of evil — as Elisabeth and Morgana find out — to protect her daughter. Edward likely only gets a pass because he genuinely regrets his actions and honestly loves Lynn.
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus: B.J's mother Zofia was gentle and very protective of her son. Unfortunately, her abusive husband, B.J's racist and abusive monster of a dad Rip, was twice her size so she often couldn't do much to stop him.
  • World of Warcraft:
    • There is a new talent in the druid class' Feral tree called "Protector of the Pack." It increases your attack power and decreases the amount of damage you take for every member in your party. For those who've never played, druids in bear-form are essentially meat shields.
    • And Alexstrasza: "Nekrosss...You had them ssslay my children! My children!"
    • With the new Cataclysm expansion, Beauty, the core hound boss, along with her 4 pups, of the new dungeon Blackrock Caverns will one by one 1-hit your entire party if the runt of the litter, creatively named Runty, ever dies.
      • It's kind of weird that killing any of the other puppies doesn't even affect the ferocious mother.
    • In the Worgen starting zone, there is a small series of quests involving a Grandma Wahl. One such quest asks you to find her lost cat before the evacuation. Once you find him, you are ambushed by a Forsaken, saying the cat would make good bait. Just as you engage him, Grandma, who we now learn is also a Worgen runs up to save her cat. "You do not mess with my kitty you son of a mongrel!"
  • Yes, Your Grace: If Queen Aurelea lives to see the final assault on the castle, she'll be shown alongside Princess Cedani's bear cub, holding a pitcher, with her two youngest children behind the two of them, while the enemy soldiers are trying to break into her bedroom.