5 Powerful Mothers
In honor of Mother’s Day, I’ve thrown together a list of 5 powerful mothers from various geek media!
Nothing says powerful like being able to spawn a horde of blood thirsty Termagants! The Tervigon is a motherly terror in the Warhammer 40k universe.
The Tervigon is a massive creature, with a towering spined carapace that shields a swollen abdomen. This massive Tyranid organism serves as a living incubator capable of spawning Termagants. Each Tervigon is a living incubator beneath whose lumpen carapace dozens upon dozens of Termagants slumber in a state of hibernation. The Tervigon spawns its dormant broods at will, so that a foe engaging it will soon find itself assailed by waves of skittering Termagants. The only way to end this menace is to concentrate all firepower on the Tervigon and slay it. The resulting symbiotic backlash through the Hive Mind inevitably kills its spawn. Despite its massive size, the Tervigon can be deadly in close-combat, shifting its weight onto its rear legs and scything its claws back and forth in crushing arcs. The Tervigon should also not be underestimated at range — its carapace conceals banks of cluster spines that can be fired at a considerable distance. Whilst traveling through space, Tervigons do not slumber in a dormant state. Instead, they roam the Hive Ship‘s cavernous innards. Should they detect intruders, it can spawn an army of frenzied Termagants to repulse the foe whilst using its potent synaptic link to awaken additional warriors.” via
Alexstrasza the Life-Binder, aspect of the Red Dragonflight, is the guardian of all life in the world of Azeroth. She was one of five great dragons chosen by the titans to be empowered with a portion of the Pantheon’s power. Each dragon aspect has their own flight to lead and their own domain of Azeroth to watch over. Alexstrasza is powerful enough to go toe to toe with the corrupted aspect of Earth and leader of the Black Dragonflight, Deathwing.
Yeah, it doesn’t get much more powerful than a dragon aspect. Although giving birth to a horde of Tervigon is terrifying, giving birth to a horde of dragons is even more scary.
Daenerys Targaryen, Mother of Dragons
She lived in exile in Essos. Daenerys was sold into marriage to the Dothraki Khal Drogo; the two gradually fell in love, but she lost her husband and stillborn son to the manipulations of the vengeful maegi Mirri Maz Duur. Her marriage to Drogo and subsequent interaction with the Dothraki people gives her the confidence and strength to lead and the belief in herself as the rightful queen of the Seven Kingdoms. Following the death of her brother Viserys, Daenerys was left as the last Targaryen, and intends to claim the Iron Throne as her birthright. She formally styles herself as Queen Daenerys of House Targaryen, First of Her Name.
She hatched three dragons by having her petrified dragon eggs placed on Drogo’s funeral pyre, before she walked into the flames to claim them. Her dragons are the first seen in the world for hundreds of years, earning her the sobriquet Mother of Dragons.
I don’t think I need to say much more about the Khaleesi and how much power she wields.
Giving birth to and raising River Song is an enormous feat in itself. She not only traveled with the 11th Doctor, traveling through space and time to resolve various issues but also became pregnant while on the Tardis. Although we never actually get to see Amy raising River, we can assume she was a bad ass momma.
The Doctor first meets Amelia when she is seven years old (Caitlin Blackwood) and disturbed by a crack in her wall (that is actually one of several cracks in the universe). He promises to return to the lonely girl in five minutes and take her with him in his time and space machine the TARDIS, but accidentally arrives twelve years later, by which time Amy has become skeptical about her “imaginary friend”. However, she eventually decides to travel with him, and the duo are later joined by her fiance Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill). Amy and Rory marry at the end of the fifth series and in the sixth series Amy gives birth to their daughter, Melody Pond, who is revealed to be recurring character River Song (Alex Kingston).
Yes! In my opinion all of our mothers are pretty friggin powerful to give birth to us, raise us and teach us right from wrong without any time travel, super powers or being divine. Yes the road of Motherhood is a crazy one filled of both joy and misery. Let’s give a toast to all the Madres out there today and let them know just how much we love them! Now if you’ll excuse me, I must go and fix up my mom’s gift!