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It’s Mother’s Day. You didn’t forget, did you? Mothers don’t make frequent appearances in video games, but when they do, they always leave a lasting impression. Whether it was Crono’s mother waking him up in the beginning of Chrono Trigger, the namesake of the Earthbound series in Japan (the series is called Mother in Japan), the brief and mysterious appearance of Mario's mother in Yoshi's Island, or the end boss of The Binding of Isaac, mothers are important.
One of my favorite video game mothers is Samara from the Mass Effect series. She’s part of your party in Mass Effect 2, and plays an important role in Mass Effect 3. She has three daughters, all of which have the unfortunate genetic condition of killing their mates. Samara gives up all of her worldly possessions and swears herself to the code to become a Justicar so that she can stop one of her daughters from killing. In Mass Effect 3 we meet her other two daughters who have voluntarily isolated themselves in order to prevent themselves from becoming murderers. She’s a powerful woman who clearly loves her daughters, something I can relate to very easily (the having a daughter part, not the being a powerful woman part, for anyone who was confused).
How about you? What video game mothers have left a lasting impression on you? Who are some of your favorites?
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Whenever I think of mother figures in games, I immediately think of The Boss.
Ma Dincht FF8
I was just thinking about this when i was playing Chrono Trigger Cronos mom is by far my favorite mother in any series. She just embodies a good mother to me
Samus. She counts as the mother of that poor Metroid. Whats better than a mom who wipes out an entire planet to save you?
...honestly? I can't think of any, which is depressing. I wish there were more.
Mother Bran! She's delicious!
You should see her in that old cartoon show.
Thanks gi you reminded me it was mother day now I can get my ma something nice
I've got two mass effect moms for you today. Liara's mother from the original and Samara from Mass Effect 2.
The Witch of Izaleth from Dark Souls. She gave birth to Quelaag, Quelaan, Quelana, and the Ceaseless Discharge (plus other unnamed daughters). She's not really the motherly type since she tries destroy you, but a couple of her daughters are pretty cool and helpful.
Without a doubt, Jenova.
Connors mom from ACIII. She was so scandalous.
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Dogs's anonymous lover.
Why mother brain of course.