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Top 10 Best Mothers in Gaming

SPOILERS FOR MOTHER 3, SUPER METROID, THE WALKING DEAD, RED DEAD REDEMPTION AND METAL GEAR SOLID 3

Happy mother’s day! This is a very special blog, because it is also one of my gifts to my mother. Mom, I know you’re reading this, so happy mother’s day. And to all other mothers reading this, this blog is dedicated to you too. Mothers usually appear in video games in supporting roles, but very few are actually good parents. So with great honor, I present the top 10 mothers in gaming!

 

10-The Boss (Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater)

The Boss was a great person. Just not a great mother.  She may not be Naked Snake’s biological mother, but she’s his mother figure. She taught him CQC when she was an American spy, but she was actually a double agent for Russia. Kinda. She supported Snake throughout his journey, but also fought him to the death. So because of that she’s only number 10.

 

9-Maria Auditore da Firenze (Assassin’s Creed II)

The life of an Assassin is a chaotic one, which is why Ezio needed Maria to keep him grounded in reality. While the brash street thug may constantly clash with his mother, he still helps her out when it is needed. She crawled into a deep depression after her husband and two of her kids were hung, but she rebounds and helps Ezio as well as the order survive in Rome.

 

8-Abigail Marston (Red Dead Redemption)

Abigail was married to John Marston, and a caring woman who would help John. When she and her son Jack were abducted by Edgar Ross, she did her best to care for Jack while his father was away. When John was murdered and she ran off with Jack, she protected him for three years before dying of unknown causes.

 

7-Mom (Costume Quest)

The mom in costume quest isn’t an action hero or a woman who sacrifices her life, but she’s very realistic. She just moved to a new neighborhood, and all she wants is that her two fighting kids get along and make some new friends on Halloween. But since they’re 10-year-old siblings, nothing can get between them and their childish insults.

 

6-Samus Aran (Super Metroid)

Samus doesn’t have an actual child, but she still acts as the caretaker to the baby Metroid. When she went to kill all Metroids, she uncovered a lone baby. Feeling merciful, she took the baby with her and kept it safe in the Ceres space colony. Her entire motivation for Super Metroid is to get the baby back, and when it is murdered by Mother Brain, she goes into a rage-filled rampage against Mother Brain.

 

5-Your Mother (Animal Crossing)

Since Animal Crossing starts with you moving away from home, you never actually get to see your mother. But like any caring mother, she still finds a way to support you from far away. Sometimes she sends you a birthday gift, and other days its updates about life back home. Whenever you get a message from your mother in the game, it always reminds you that there are still other humans that care for you in Animal Crossing.

 

4-Jade (Beyond Good and Evil)

Ok, this one is iffy because Jade’s children are actually orphaned, but I have to give credit where credit is due. Jade takes care of the six orphans, even putting herself in danger to protect them. When they’re kidnapped, she fights harder than ever to uncover the truth and redeem herself.

 

3-Katjaa (The Walking Dead)

When the Zombie Apocalypse happened, people had to decide what is most important to them. For Katjaa it was her son, Duck. She was the most emotionally unstable of the group, but she never let it show for Duck’s sake. She did everything she could to protect Duck, but all her bottled up emotions came out after Duck died, leading to her suicide. Even though she succumbed to her emotions, I still admire her dedication to her family.

 

2-Hinawa (Mother 3)

What can I really say about Hinawa? She was the loving and tender mother of Lucas and Claus who threw herself at the Mecha-Drago to protect her children. She gave up everything, her life included, to protect her sons from certain death. Even in death, she still protected Lucas and made Claus come to his senses. She is really the true hero of Mother 3.

 

1-My Family's Miis (Wii Menu)

If you have a Wii, it’s highly likely your friends and family are in Mii form. My mom, stepmom, and two grandmas are all registered as Miis on my Wii. Since I wouldn't be the person I am today without them, they easily steal the number 1 spot. They mean everything to me, and I have said it before and I will say it again. Thank you for everything, and have a fantastic mother's day.

 

Well, those were my top 10 Mothers in gaming! If there is anything you think I missed, please tell me in the comments.

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