[S4E10] Mother Mae-Eye
"Mother Mae-Eye"GalleryTeen Titans Season 4: Episode 10June 25, 2005DirectorsBen JonesProducersGlen Murakami
Previous EpisodeNext Episode"Overdrive"(June 18, 2005)"The End (Part I)"(July 2, 2005)The Teen Titans get an unexpected visitor in the form of the magical Mother Mae-Eye, who through her motherly benevolence and magical power transforms the Titans Tower into a gingerbread-house version of itself, keeping her young charges under her thrall with her endless stack of pies that they eat.Mother Mae-Eye is an episode of season 4 of Teen Titans. It premiered on June 25, 2005.
[S4E10] Mother Mae-Eye
The Teen Titans get an unexpected visitor in the form of the magical Mother Mae-Eye, who through her motherly benevolence and magical power transforms the Titans Tower into a gingerbread-house version of itself, keeping her young charges under her thrall with her endless stack of pies that they eat. Their fight with H.I.V.E. Five inside a mall elicits laughs as Mother Mae-Eye overdresses four of its members and changes the items in Robin's utility belt into baby toys, causing the team to be easily defeated only for Mother Mae-Eye to give H.I.V.E. Five a serious whupping. During this, however, Starfire gets knocked in the head by a street lamp, causing her to see Mother Mae-Eye in her actual green three-eyed appearance. After the team heads home, Mother Mae-Eye almost bakes them into a pie when Starfire breaks out and causes the team to see for themselves the true form of their "caretaker". It is then Cyborg reveals how Mother Mae-Eye came into their lives: he brought home a pie that he bought from a gypsy street vendor that they all ate. After trying to escape Mother Mae-Eye's sugar-coated altered reality and failing, Robin decides to have the team trick her into being cast into one of her pies, and then sent the pie to the headquarters of H.I.V.E. Five, where they were tricked into eating the pie and being under Mother Mae-Eye's thrall.
Starfire: [in one breath] The Mother Mae-Eye is not truly our mother, but an evil witch who has tricked us all and invaded our home and forbidden our missions and stolen our boogers and keeps us all under her spell with frequent and plentiful helpings of enchanted pie!
Mother Mae-Eye is a villainous, manipulative witch and an enemy of the Teen Titans. She is obsessed with being loved so she can trick her victims into becoming her children so they will be baked into a giant pie, and the only way her victims can love her is if they eat her enchanting pie that causes the eaters to think she is a kind, sweet woman (a.k.a. their mother).
Mae-Eye came to the Titans hidden after Cyborg, in his gluttony, purchased and brought her cursed pie to Titans Tower. She put the Titans under a very powerful mind control spell by feeding them enchanted pie, which caused them all to mentally regress to increasingly childlike behavior and come under hallucinations that she was (and has always been) their mother. The witch also used her powers at the beginning of the episode to redecorate Titans Tower, transforming it into a gigantic T-shaped gingerbread house and the rest of Titans Island into a veritable candy land, complete with fluff covered fields, giant lollipops and candy canes for trees, cute little animals, a grinning sun, and a giant rainbow stretching across the sky. This also represents how controlling and manipulative she appears to be.
Mae-Eye's outward personality is very sugary and excessively maternal. She is sometimes very strict and overbearing (usually because she feels that her "children" are being disobedient), but mostly comes across as very sweet and motherly despite being one of the Titans' enemies. She tends to treat her victims as immature children; cooking, cleaning, tidying, and doing things for them rather than letting them do things themselves (like tying your shoes, brushing your hair, or cleaning boogers out of one's nose). Her habit of treating her victims like children is at such extremes that she sends them to bed at only 5:00 pm and replaces Robin's weapons with things like rattles, pacifiers, teddy bears and milk bottles. When communicating with her victims, she speaks to them in motherese, i.e. in a manner reminiscent of communicating with a newborn, infant, toddler, or four-year-old, frequently calling them "sweeties," "little ones," "children," and similar terms of endearment (regardless of how old her victims really are) as well as pet nicknames for each of her victims, like "Twinkle Star", "Beastie Boo", "Rae-Rae" , "Robby-Wobby", and "Borgy Bear"; they, likewise, frequently address her as "Mother." She seems to have a habit of pinching her victims' cheeks, as she does this to Raven twice. Mother Mae-Eye also has a habit of dressing her victims in childish outfits, such as a frilly, sunny little girl's dress on a dark and moody person (Raven), and putting a very tight and constricting bunny suit on a person who changes into much fiercer animals (Beast Boy), that reflect the opposite of their normal personalities.
Summoned through an enchanted pie delivered to the Tower, Mother Mae-Eye manages to induce mind-control over all the Titans, mentally regressing them into obedient, sweet "children" who regard her as their mother. When Starfire is accidentally knocked out of the villain's mind-control during a mission against the H.I.V.E. Five, she realizes the truth behind Mother and attempts to bring her fellow Titans' minds back to teenaged maturity.
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