Who's the best mother in Sailor Moon?

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Who is the Mooniverse's Mother of the Year?

  • Mama Ikuko

    Votes: 9 60.0%
  • Mayumi Osaka (Naru's mother)

    Votes: 3 20.0%
  • Mii-chan's mother (from Act 3)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Amano's mother (from Chapter 6 of the Sailor V manga)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Manami's mother (from episode 53)

    Votes: 3 20.0%
  • Queen Serenity

    Votes: 4 26.7%
  • Neo Queen Serenity

    Votes: 1 6.7%
  • Saeko Mizuno (Ami's mother)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Minako's mother

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Other (please specify)

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    15

MementoNepenthe

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#1
Since tomorrow is Mother's Day (at least here in the United States), I thought I'd start a poll to see which mother character is the best regarded.

Disclaimers:

- I limited the choices to the mothers who actually appear in the manga/anime.
- I did not include Mamoru's, Rei's, Makoto's, and Hotaru's mothers since, while we're shown what they look like, we're never given any actual flashbacks to indicate their personalities or how they were as mothers.
- I did not include Heavy Metal Papillon since her being a mother is only mentioned in the Materials Collection. There's no indication she has a child in the actual manga or either of the musicals in which she appears.
- I did not include Ami, Rei, Mako, and Minako (from Parallel Sailor Moon) due to the number of poll options being limited. Ditto Haruka, Michiru, and Setsuna (as Hotaru's adoptive mothers).
 
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Depend on how do you judge it. How much love for their children or did they teach them well.

I think Ikuko is my choice. Queen Serenity is a great person but she probably overprotected her daughter.
 
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Mama Ikuko seems like a great mother. She attends to the house, her husband, family and doesn't spoil Usagi. She's loving, protective, and devoted.

Naru's mom seems good as well.
Well, the way she kicked Usagi wasn't very nice. Otherwise, at least in the manga, she is great. In the anime she was kind a mean, especially in episide 4. For QS is the greatest mom.. We don't know that much about her, but she sacrificed her life fir her daughter's happiness. She waited centuries to see her again.
 
Sep 6, 2014
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#7
Mama Ikuko I guess.

I was just thinking her most extreme tiger mom traits was dropped after her introduction. Other than being mildly annoyed with her daughter’s laziness we never see kick her out again
 

Neo King Rose

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Mama Ikuko hands down
she's ever present in all seasons
keeps on top of things and always wants Usagi to study cause you and I know if you leave her alone she'd never do it
 

Onuzim Ima

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Your Mileage may vary, but Ikokku - from a Western POV - is definitely a bad Example. Throwing your Teenage daughter out of the House for flunking a test in School is a No-Go. :siren::evil:

UPDATE: And as I was going to add (but Ale6 was faster), :ami:'s Mom is (almost) never at home, so she is pretty much disqualified as well.
 
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Ale6

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Idk the extent of their relationship cause it's never explored in any version, but as I see it, with some canon backing me up, Saeko had a very small presence in Ami's childhood, she instead decided to pour all of her time on becoming a better doctor.
That obviously left an impact on Ami, even if she doesn't weight it on her mother. Especially as a single parent Saeko should've dedicated more time with being with her daughter and supporting her, instead of writing notes to her through a board and setting unrealistic expectations upon her only child.
 
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Tsundereshipper

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I guess by default it'd be Ikuko even if she seems a little too harsh on Usagi at times, that might just be Japanese cultural expectations at play though, she does seem to genuinely love all her kids at least. Mrs. Osaka is also a good choice, at least from what we can see in the 90's anime with how much she worries over Naru when she begins to get involved with Nephrite. But I believe even though we know so little about her Rei's mother is a strong contender. From what little we see of her in both the manga and PGSM she seemed to be an especially loving mother, I mean she must be if Rei cherishes her memory so dearly to the extent that she does. As for the others...

Queen Serenity spoiled and sheltered her daughter too much.

Neo-Queen Serenity comes across as a cold & distant mother in both the 90's anime and Manga/Crystal.

Saeko as we see in PGSM was too neglectful of her daughter by being a workaholic.

Mina and her mother have a contentious relationship.

Luna never once considers her daughter and actively pursues other men even while knowing it could put the existence of Diana in jeopardy.

And The Outers once tried to kill Hotaru (and Haruka & Michiru actually do kill her again in 90's anime Stars)

...Yeah. Ikuko, Mrs. Osaka and Rei's mother it is.
 
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