Momtagonists: 7 Moms Who Get to Be The Hero
by The Mary Sue Staff | 12:32 pm, May 9th, 2012
Allow Us To Explain
It’s Mother’s Day this weekend, and while we’ve covered horrible moms and great moms, we thought we’d spend this week talking about moms who get to be the heroes. While most moms can be considered heroines, these mothers go above and beyond their call of maternal duty, even killing a few people who might be a threat to their children’s safety. Most of us know that our moms would do anything for us, but how often does it involve superpowers, saving the future from itself, or mass murder?
It was important to us to make this list focus on mothers who are also leading protagonists, not just supporting characters to others with bigger roles. Geekdom is full of secondary parental figures, usually there to advise, get killed for dramatic effect, or to rebel against. These moms, however, are front and center and waving their mom flags high, and even if they might not be the only protagonist in their story, their character development is just as much a part of the whole as the other characters. Runners up include Nanny Ogg, Magrat Garlick, and Sue Storm (because we just don’t know enough about Marvel, guys).
We’d send these ladies some flowers, but they probably have other things to do besides give them water. Unless they were trying to save those flowers from some homicidal jerk.