With the recent release of God of War I got to thinking about how many recent mainstream games have had you playing a father figure… and how few games let you play a as mother. I go over a few examples of playable mothers, then expand the scope out to non-playable mother characters and the categories they tend to fall into.

Warning: If you’re fussy about character spoilers, I talk about the fates of mothers in about 40 different games in this video (the fate is usually that they’re dead). If this will cause you to exclaim “Ah! Spoilers! You’re the worst!” maybe skip this one. I don’t think I’ve given away anything too shocking or unexpected though.