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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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Sophitia from Soul Calibur. She would be willing to sacrifice her life for the safety of her children.
Plus she's one of my favorite characters to use in the games.
The mother from fable 1. She birthed the greatest hero of Albion and Teresa who is like 500 years old. If your genes can do that its pretty impressive.
Your mom from Animal Crossing. She always sends the nicest notes to you in your town.
Also, Samara from ME2. She may have not been the best mother, i mean, she wanted to kill her daughter, but still.
Amaterasu, origin of all that is good and mother to us all!
Tekken's Michelle Chang.Love you michelle!!!
My first thought was Crono's and Lucca's moms.
Gaia, mother of Earth from god of war!
My favorite mother is my own, of course. :) As for my favorite video game mother... I'd have to say it's Link's grandmother, from Wind Waker. She may not be Link's mother, but she must be somebody's mother since she is a grandmother.
My mom in Pokemon. Nursing me and my Pokemon back to health, cooking great food.
No one has mentioned C.J.'s mom and I sure could use Hopkins sweater right now.
your mother from any pokemon game, and Mother brain. I grew up on pokemon, and I love metroid
My favorite is Flemeth from Dragon Age. Mothers all around the world can learn alot from her.
Your mom from Pokemon.
Does Samus Aran count? You know, when the little metroid sees her as a mother figure, and even proceeds to fend for her, at least if my memory serves me correctly lol.
No one said Sarah Kerrigan yet? Shocking.
Mother brain isn't exactly a mother, but I sure did enjoy killing her.
Mother Brain. Hands down.
I want to vote for Nora from Final Fantasy 13 but..... For a seemingly cool mother she sure did raise one whining wimp of a kid in Hope. All she had to do was survive the same fall that Snow managed to do completely unscathed we wouldn't have had to put up with Hope's simpering wannabe revenge issues.
Jenova! Absolutely Jenova!