Top 10 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Moms


In honor of Mother’s Day, I decided to do a Top 10 Sci-Fi/Fantasy moms list dedicated to the wonderful moms that have been written in our fandoms. They have been supportive and loving to our character’s growth. We appreciate you, moms.

Here are some mothers who I thought deserved a spot as a wonderful mother! Some may not be wonderful people themselves, but think of them as Mothers.

Happy Mother’s Day!


10. Cersei Lannister (Game of Thrones)

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Alright, she’s a HORRIBLE person, but there is no denying she’s not a wonderful mother. Even with a horrible, horrible wicked son, she is willing to do anything for him. She has not raised them well, seeing how Joffrey was raised, but look at Myrcella and Tommen. They seem like good, stable kids. So, it must not have been THAT bad.


9. Jackie Joyner-Kersee (The Neighbors)


Jackie Joyner-Kersee is one of the most adorable alien mothers (and MILF) to her multicultural family. She is very doting to her alien leader husband and two children. She makes time for her family – even with her job and friendship with the Weavers.  She has moments of being rash, but she’s really the voice of reason. Honestly, she is your friend’s mom that you tell your friend, “Your mom is so adorable… and hot.”


8. Joyce Summers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

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Joyce is a really understanding mother. She is the mother to ‘the Slayer’ and that can bring a lot of worries to a mother. She was very protective and offered kind words of advice, not just to Buffy, but to the entire Scooby gang. She was actually concerned with Buffy’s grades and late night events and confronted her on them. She was one of the most loving mothers on television and when she died, everyone was crying. EVERYONE. Including Spike.


7. Catelyn Stark (Game of Thrones)


This woman is willing to die for her children – and did. She is extremely protective and loving to all of them. She is truly a woman of honor and is the support system for her son Robb’s camp. We learned about her prayer wheel for her children – including her husband’s bastard son John Snow (even though she did not keep her promise to make him a Stark). She was willing to kill an innocent woman for her son’s freedom, only to have herself be murdered. Robb’s last words were ‘Mother’. Come on, you know she was a good mother.


6. Martha Kent (Superman)


There were so many variations of Martha Kent and all of them have been doting and loving to the man of steel, Clark Kent. In our minds, she will always be that sweet adopted mother who loved her son as one of her own.


5. Sharon ‘Athena’ Agathon (Battlestar Gallactica)

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Athena goes through a lot to get her baby Hera back. Born from real love between human Helo, Athena believes her child to be killed during birth and falls into a deep depression. It felt really intense what she was willing to do to get her child back. Also, the thought of her losing her child.


4. Jackie Tyler (Doctor Who)

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Rose Tyler was raised by a single mum who, although she seemed stuck in her youth as well, truly loved her daughter. She was willing to sacrifice living her life with her deceased husband to be able to be with her daughter. We all felt the immense pain she felt when she thought her daughter was stuck in a different dimension forever. Jackie Tyler may have been trying to relive her youth, but that doesn’t stop her from being a great mother.


3. Dr. Beverly Crusher (Star Trek)


She is in charge of the whole medical team on the USS Enterprise and yet, she makes time to raise little Wesley Crusher by herself. She worried about him and took care of him as much as she could. During Wesley’s early childhood, he had a hard time making friends. She listened and gave him the best advice he could. When Wesley got older, she knew he was a grown man and had to make his own decisions – including his decision to leave Starfleet. She was a strong, independent single mom who did the best she could and accomplished it.


2. Molly Weasley (Harry Potter)


Molly Weasley is the type of mother who sends knitted sweaters; cook home cooked meals for her children; sent sweet letters to her children; who protected her children from others and each other and ruled the home with an iron wand. She was a tough mother, but you can never say she didn’t love her children. She mourned for the loss of Fred during the Great Battle of Hogwarts and got vengeance against Bellatrix with the Killing Curse. Team Molly! Bellatrix Lestrange: “What will happen to your children when I’ve killed you? When Mummy’s gone the same way as Freddie?” Molly Weasley: “You-Will-Never-Touch-Our-Children-Again!”


1. Sarah Connor (Terminator)

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This woman is willing to be a badass and kill machines to save her son. She spent the rest of her life protecting him from any danger so he could grow up to be the most important man in the war against the machines. She may not had been the doting mother or the best with words, but you know, for a fact, she’d risk her life to protect him… MANY, MANY times.

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