Nintendo princesses in general wouldn't make the best mothers (and would actually make the worst mothers out of any video game character) as it's hard to be a good mom when you're constantly being kidnapped. Princess Toadstool (later renamed Princess Peach), though, really takes the cake.
Absentee parents are bad enough, but to have a kid when you know most of the time you're going to be the prisoner of a giant lizard turtle dragon thing? That's just irresponsible.
Whenever the kids got home from school they would just find a babysitter named Toad, telling them that their mom won't be cooking dinner or helping with homework tonight because she's "in another castle".
Moreso, the fact that they can't seem to take care of themselves, make Nintendo Princesses the worst candidates for potential moms, so this mother's day, be glad that your mom isn't getting constantly kidnapped by lizard people who use mushrooms.VIDEO: A heartfelt song about how the dangerous situation and the Princess's absence affects poor, lonely Toad. What if she had put her own CHILD through this?
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A Witch (From Left 4 Dead)
Emotional instability isn't something that makes a mother fit for protecting, teaching or even care-giving.
Firstly, the way she is dressed is NO way to set an example for a young man or woman.
The amount of time a Witch spends crying means that she is not ready for the type of love, affection and committment that go along with becoming a new mother.
The child would always be in want of a real maternal figure, someone he/she could depend on, but would never get it since a Witch is always crying. Given that she is undead, she wouldn't even be able to soften the blow of neglect with anti-depressants, as they would not work on her.
On top of all of this, whenever the child would be in desperate need of a hug, he would come near her for consolation only to be violently attacked.
There is no excuse for child abuse, even if you're a zombie.BONUS: This is one of the most badass videos we have ever seen involving Witches.
Did you know that bipolar disorder and certain depressions are hereditary and can be passed on by mothers only? It's true.
So when you see a purple hedgehog running around zippy and quippy one day and then ready to open a vein the next, you met Sonic the Hedgehog and Amy Rose's kid.
Amy Rose has some obsessive behaviors. Even in the video game, her compulsion to violate restraining orders and follow Sonic around get her into trouble on a constant basis. Straight out of a suspense thriller, we wouldn't put it past Amy Rose to try to trap Sonic physically, and violently, when her attempts to keep him with a fake pregnancy fail.
What if YOU were her child? Amy Rose just had you to trap a blue hedgehog into loveless marriage.
Welcome to a truly crappy, complicated and death-metal-filled childhood.
Her love of ice cream and general A.D.D would also make for a poor health and poor learning environment for any child that enters her possession.VIDEO: The weirdest thing we found of her on YouTube... well, the weirdest thing that we could put on this list that we found on YouTube *shiver*.
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In the revolutionary puzzle game Portal, the Artificial Intelligence that is trying to kill you throughout the game is voiced by a woman... a woman who uses negative emotional reinforcement as a mental attack.
Not only is GLADoS a homicidal A.I. psychopath, but it uses the worst imaginable method to guide you through the game and try and deter you from not doing what it doesn't want you to do: guilt tripping.
Watch this video for the perfect example of why having a mother like this would not only be irritating, but horrible for a potential healthy relationship. In this clip, GLADoS:
- Who NOT to date.
- Doesn't answer questions directly.
- Goes right to physical abuse without first considering all the options.
- Demeans your feelings and opinions.
- Uses sarcasm as a means of communication.
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