Nodoka Saotome

早乙女 のどか
Nodoka is Ranmas loving mother. She hasnt seen him and Genma in over a decade though when they left on their training trip. Stating that a doting mother would hinder Ranmas training Genma made a contract with her to raise Ranma as man amongst men and if he failed he and Ranma were to commit seppuku. However because Ranmas curse makes him a woman half the time they spent most of Nodokas appearances hiding from her as Ranko Tendo and her pet Mr. Panda. Nodokas heart was constantly broken by knowing that she wanted nothing more than to see her son again. Eventually in the manga she did meet Ranma and Genma and discovers their curses. However she was more accepting than they expected. Mostly because she eventually began to suspect that Ranma and Ranko were in fact the same person. Wikipedia