Dr. Noreen "Nora" Wakeman is a deuteragonist from My Life as a Teenage Robot. She is an elderly robotics scientist who created Jenny Wakeman, and as such, she is also Jenny's mother. She is often simply referred to as "Mother" or "Mom" by Jenny and her sisters. Though Dr. Wakeman does indeed love her "daughter", she'll often butt into Jenny's personal life and is known to call on her at the most awkward moments. Dr. Wakeman seems to be a sort of stereotypical embarrassing parent. She also has a difficult time with modern-day slang and other teenage fads, earning Jenny's annoyance on many occasions. At the beginning of the series, Dr. Wakeman originally insisted on Jenny's existence being kept a secret, restricting her to her bedroom outside her superhero activities, but she quickly allows her some more freedom, allowing her to socialize with human teenagers and go to public high school.
In one episode it is revealed that Dr. Wakeman has a sister "Wisteria" whom she argues with every time they meet. Aunt Wisteria believes in "fun, peace, and love" and has a strange ability to either accelerate plant life or control it. When Glenn (Wisteria's plant-like son) and Jenny staged a fight, forcing Dr. Wakeman and Wisteria to move past their differences and, for a short time, became friends.
Despite being only human, Dr. Wakeman shows no reluctance in fighting when necessary. In her youth, Dr. Wakeman was a shining officer of the global defense group "The Skyway Patrol" before retiring to Tremorton. Even in her advanced years, Dr. Wakeman is still very able, and can even hold her own in a fight against Vexus.
She has a noticeable habit of pronouncing a one syllable word as two, most notably her pronunciation of the word nine as ny-ine.
It was revealed she was a prodigy. Making her first defense droid when she was 14. Then remodeling it for show business.
In "Good Old Sheldon" she uses a special machine to lower her age but due to power restraints no noticeable difference can be seen.