Allow Us To Explain
No! Don't get angry! Bear with us! Last year, we totally did up a grid of the Greatest Mothers in Geekdom, with Martha Kent, Aunt Beru, Sarah Connor, Molly Weasley, and other loving, kickass ladies that did a great job of raising kids. And then my mom asked me, very nicely, if maybe next year I could do a grid of terrible mothers, so that she wouldn't feel inferior in comparison. So here they are, the mothers and grandmothers of some of the most screwed up kids in science fiction and fantasy; from the harridan who just wants children to love her, forever, and never return to their families; to a mom who lets her daughter hang out with her near-rapist; to a grandmother who locks people in coffins at the bottom of swamps. Love you too, Mommy.