MOMMIE DEAR­EST

The best moth­ers in video games.

GAX (Malaysia) - - FEATURE - by Ian Chee

Moth­ers… Where would we be with­out them?

Mother’s Day falls on May 14 this year, and in the spirit of cel­e­brat­ing the women who raised us to be the great peo­ple that we are – or are be­com­ing – we’re not only hon­or­ing those who have raised us in real life, but also the vir­tual ones who have done the role proud by rais­ing their own chil­dren, or have been such paragons of hu­man­ity that they serve as role models to the younglings who look up to them, in hy­per fan­tasy set­tings where things eas­ily go wrong, and do more of­ten than not.

This is es­pe­cially im­por­tant in video games be­cause, for what­ever rea­son, the role of moth­ers is a very ab­sent one com­pared to other forms of me­dia. While in movies and nov­els it’s not un­com­mon to ob­serve dot­ing moth­ers hov­er­ing over chil­dren, their coun­ter­part in video games are of­ten ab­sent, as dic­tated by the plot. Well, it’s ei­ther that or the plot de­mands that they act ex­tremely un­moth­erly that you won­der if they re­ally are who the story says they are.

With all that out of the way, here are nine video game moms who have acted in very moth­erly ways, de­spite all their short­com­ings.

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