Moms are great. They birth us, take care of us and deal with our shit and we love them for it. That's why you don't insult someones mom... unless you are some 12 year old kid, then you do it all the time and I laugh at you for it. But then there are these not so stellar moms in fiction. Sure, maybe they love their children, but their actions were just... horrible. So let me introduce you to the family.
Talk about bad parenting. Malory Archer fails at everything mom related. One of the running gags of the show is, that she doesn't even know who Sterlings father is, because there are so many possible candidates. But that's the least of her wrong doings. She was constantly absent during Sterlings youth, is the sole reason for every character flaw he developed and has a habit for teaching him harsh lessons. Like when he gifted him a bike and then stole it to teach him about looking after his stuff. Worst part: She never admitted it was her until years later when she did the same thing with a car. Sterling never got the bike or the car back, because she sold both.
But at the end of the day, she still loves her son, even if she is egotistical and demanding. And for some weird reason Sterling loves her too, even though it cheers him up when he caused her suffering. Also she was meant to be a horrible mom, that's the main joke with her. The other candidates, they weren't meant to be this horrible, but when you think about it, they are. And what better example than...
Your Mom (Pokemon Gold/Silver)
This was probably the most annoying thing about Gold and Silver. Your fucking mom. She starts off well meaning, letting you embark on an adventure to collect all the pokemans and stuff. That's nice. But then she shows her dark side. You see, she offers to save some of the money you earned from fighting so that you will have some left in case you run out. That's nice of her, right? WRONG!
As if the constant calls from stupid trainers about how their pathetic little Ratatta almost not sucked at anything weren't annoying enough, your mom calls to inform you about her latest trip to the Pokemart. There she found the "perfect" item for you and bought it. WITH YOUR MONEY! That's right, she used your savings to buy you something from the pokemart. And while she may get her hands on some items you wouldn't normally be able to buy yourself (maybe she slept with the owner), most of the time she buys useless crap. Gee thanks mom, that potion, which heals 20Hp will be quite useful when my lvl 50 Golem is low on health.
I don't know about you, but if my mom would use my money to buy me something I don't need, I'd be pretty pissed. So if any of you never played Gold/Silver, for the love of Arceus, do not give this woman any money! This is why dad left her!
I love the Ace Attorney Series. Sure, the stories are a bit ridiculous, but they are fun and intriguing. But there is one storyline that started in AA1 and ended in AA3 that was a display of being a bad mother, the more I think about it. It's the story of Misty Fey and how she abandoned her children because she was ashamed of herself. And it's all because of Edgeworths Father not wanting to admit, that he couldn't help. Oh yeah, spoiler alert.
It all started with the legendary DL-6 Incident, which saw the death of Gregory Edgeworth and caused Miles to become a Prosecutor rather than a defense attorney. He was stuck in an elevator with his son and a court bailiff named Yanni Yogi. Due to lack of oxygen (how ever the fuck that happened) all 3 passed out and when they were rescued, Gregory was dead, shot in the heart. Nobody knew what happened.
So the police tried something new and asked Misty Fey to channel the spirit of Gregory Edgeworth so that they could ask him, who the killer was. And for some reason Gregory couldn't admit that he had no idea aswell, since he passed out, he simply claimed that it was Yanni Yogi who shot him. Yogi was aquitted and declared not guilty. Conclusion: Misty Fey is a fraud. She couldn't live with the shame and decided to ABANDON HER CHILDREN and start a new life as a childrens book author.
Only years later does she meet her youngest daughter, Maya, again. And ends up getting murdered. Sure it happened, because she tried to protect Maya, but the fact remains that she just ABANDONED HER CHILDREN because she was ashamed to be called a fraud by the police. Maya doesn't even find out that she just met her mom AFTER she died.
I'm sorry, but that's how I feel about this. She left her children behind because some asshat dead person was too proud to admit, that he doesn't know who killed him. To me, that's not a sign of being a good mother. Sure Mia was old enough to care for herself, but Maya wasn't. They both believed her to be dead for years. As bad as this is, my last entry for this list takes the cake when it comes to abandoning her children. Prepare
What's worse than abandoning your kids out of shame? Well dying after giving birth because the father of your children turned evil. Episode 3 is argueably the best movie from the prequel trilogy. It shows how Anakin turned into Darth Vader and how Palpatine created the Galactic Empire. But it ends with one of the stupidest deaths in movie history.
All throughout Episode 2 and 3, Anakin had visions of Padme dying, which made him succeptible to the dark side after Palpatine told him that great story about how the dark side can cure death. Little did he know that because of his efforts to safe Padme, his vision did come true. Heartbroken that the love of her life turned into a Sith, she lost all her will to live. Now fun fact, you can actually die from a broken heart. The emotion trauma can cause a shift in how your body works leading to a cardiac arrest, or something along the lines.
Then again, you die from the shock, not form "losing your will to live", which is the explaination we get as to why she passed away after childbirth. And that's my main gripe with it: She just gave birth to two beautiful twins, but because her husband turned evil, she saw no reason to keep on living. Hello? What about your offspring? Imagine if Obi-Wan told Luke about this, after all, he was there when it happened. "Luke, I was there when your mother died." - "How did she die, Ben?" - "It was after I mutilated your father and left him to die. She lost her will to live because he turned evil and passed away after giving birth." - "Hang on, Ben, are you telling me that I was not reason enough for her to keep on living?" - "Well... now that you mention it... boy, this is awkward."
I'm sorry, but that's horrible. She didn't give a single shit about her kids. They never had any chance to be a part of her life, because she simply decided that without Anakin by her side, her life was not worth living anymore. It's a good thing Obi Wan never told Luke about this. I mean I don't want to live knowing that my existance made no difference to my mom. I just... I just can't get over this.
So there you have it. Moms you would not want to have. Agree with me? Gimme a comment. Disagree with me? Gimme a comment. Want to be the mom of my children? Let's not discuss that in the comments, okay? Until then:
Happy Mothers day
Stay Safe and Auf Wiedersehen.