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5th Jul '16 1:10:01 PM Katsuhagi
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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' part 4 uses this trope as the origin of new protagonist Josuke Higashikata. His father is Joseph Joestar, while his mother is some Japanese woman that he had a one night stand with at some point in the past (which technically makes Josuke Jotaro's uncle, despite the latter being ''13 years older'' than the former). Notable for being an extremely rare Japanese example.

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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' part 4 uses this trope as the origin of new protagonist Josuke Higashikata. His father is Joseph Joestar, while his mother is some a Japanese woman named Tomoko that he had a one night stand with at some point in the past (which technically makes Josuke Jotaro's uncle, despite the latter being ''13 years older'' than the former). Notable for being an extremely rare Japanese example.
14th Jun '16 9:28:16 PM Doug86
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30th May '16 6:48:39 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Played with and averted in the ''{{Seinfeld}}'' episode "The Understudy". Whilst stationed in Korea, Frank Costanza has a brief affair with a Korean woman. However the relationship never gets very far because he refuses to take off his shoes whilst in her parents' house, which they see as disrespectful. It turns out she is living in New York by the point of the series, something which was completely unknown to either of them. She works in a manicure parlor. Elaine brought Frank to the parlor because he speaks fluent Korean and she had suspicions the Koreans were insulting her in their language. It turned out she was right, as they ended up insulting Frank too, which led to him shouting at them, leading his ex-girlfriend to recognise his voice.

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* Played with and averted in the ''{{Seinfeld}}'' ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' episode "The Understudy". Whilst stationed in Korea, Frank Costanza has a brief affair with a Korean woman. However the relationship never gets very far because he refuses to take off his shoes whilst in her parents' house, which they see as disrespectful. It turns out she is living in New York by the point of the series, something which was completely unknown to either of them. She works in a manicure parlor. Elaine brought Frank to the parlor because he speaks fluent Korean and she had suspicions the Koreans were insulting her in their language. It turned out she was right, as they ended up insulting Frank too, which led to him shouting at them, leading his ex-girlfriend to recognise his voice.
14th May '16 1:45:15 AM Doug86
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** From ComicBook/{{X-Men}}, Iceman's ex-girlfriend Opal once resurfaced with a baby she said was his. Turned out it wasn't, and she was just using the baby as a lure to make him help her with her drama.

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** From ComicBook/{{X-Men}}, ComicBook/XMen, Iceman's ex-girlfriend Opal once resurfaced with a baby she said was his. Turned out it wasn't, and she was just using the baby as a lure to make him help her with her drama.
18th Mar '16 5:12:06 PM Morgenthaler
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* Pick a series in which a Vietnam veteran is a prominent character.
3rd Mar '16 1:09:54 PM Seraphine
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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. Seska, the [[RubberForeheadAliens Cardassian who was disguised as a Bajoran]] claimed to have stolen Commander Chakotay's DNA and impregnated herself with the child. It was revealed at the end of the story arc to be the child of her new lover, the Kazon Culluh (originally it apparantly ''was'' supposed to be Chakotay's, but the producers changed the baby's parentage because they weren't interested in having Chakotay raise a kid for the rest of the series and because they couldn't have him callously abandon his own son).

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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. Seska, the [[RubberForeheadAliens Cardassian who was disguised as a Bajoran]] claimed to have stolen Commander Chakotay's DNA and impregnated herself with the child. It was revealed at the end of the story arc to be the child of her new lover, the Kazon Culluh (originally it apparantly apparently ''was'' supposed to be Chakotay's, but the producers changed the baby's parentage because they weren't interested in having Chakotay raise a kid for the rest of the series and because they couldn't have him callously abandon his own son).



* Maurice Minnifield in ''NorthernExposure'' suddenly discovers that he has a half-Korean son, conceived during the Korean War. What adds to hilarity is the fact that Minnified and his son don't understand each other's languages.
* There is an episode of ''DiffrentStrokes'' where a young Korean man named David seeks out Mr. Drummond believing him to be his father from his time in the Korean War. Later, Mr. Dummond is reunited with David's mother Hi-Sook it's revealed that Dummond knows he's not the father as does Hi-Sook but she told David he was to cover up the truth about his parentage. [[spoiler: That his father was an deserting American soldier who helped Hi-Sook hide after her village was attacked but then raped her when she tried to leave days later.]] Dummond says it fine by him to let David keep thinking that he is his father but Hi-Sook refuses staying it's time to tell David the whole truth. (Also one of few episodes were Arnold wasn't the star.)

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* Maurice Minnifield in ''NorthernExposure'' ''Series/NorthernExposure'' suddenly discovers that he has a half-Korean son, conceived during the Korean War. What adds to hilarity is the fact that Minnified and his son don't understand each other's languages.
* There is an episode of ''DiffrentStrokes'' ''Series/DiffrentStrokes'' where a young Korean man named David seeks out Mr. Drummond believing him to be his father from his time in the Korean War. Later, Mr. Dummond is reunited with David's mother Hi-Sook it's revealed that Dummond knows he's not the father as does Hi-Sook but she told David he was to cover up the truth about his parentage. [[spoiler: That his father was an deserting American soldier who helped Hi-Sook hide after her village was attacked but then raped her when she tried to leave days later.]] Dummond says it fine by him to let David keep thinking that he is his father but Hi-Sook refuses staying it's time to tell David the whole truth. (Also one of few episodes were Arnold wasn't the star.)



* ''Series/TheYoungAndTheRestless: Jack Abbott turns out to have one of these when the son he conceived with a Vietnamese woman during his service in the war comes to Genoa City looking for him.

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* ''Series/TheYoungAndTheRestless: ''Series/TheYoungAndTheRestless'': Jack Abbott turns out to have one of these when the son he conceived with a Vietnamese woman during his service in the war comes to Genoa City looking for him.



* [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] with a subsect of Japanese women called "Gaijin Hunters". They're a group of {{Race Fetish}}ists that seek handsome foreign men ([[MightyWhiteyAndMellowYellow usually white]]) so they can become pregnant with a half-Japanese, half-foreign child, and then dump their boyfriend and vanish with the child.

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* [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] {{Inverted|Trope}} with a subsect of Japanese women called "Gaijin Hunters". They're a group of {{Race Fetish}}ists that seek handsome foreign men ([[MightyWhiteyAndMellowYellow usually white]]) so they can become pregnant with a half-Japanese, half-foreign child, and then dump their boyfriend and vanish with the child.
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20th Feb '16 4:44:25 PM vifetoile
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In the [[MartialArtsMovie martial arts genre]], she exists primarily only for angst and to give birth to an Eurasian child with l33t martial arts skills. She may have some sort of twisted motive (actually depending on the [[CrapsackWorld society]] that person lives in it might be [[ParentsInDistress an entirely reasonable and sensible choice]]) for conceiving her child, such as providing an heir for a powerful male relative or to train to be the perfect killer. Basically, when you combine Exotic DragonLady and StalkerWithATestTube, you get Asian Babymama. UnfortunateImplications may follow.

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In the [[MartialArtsMovie martial arts genre]], she exists primarily only for angst and to give birth to an Eurasian child with l33t martial arts skills. She may have some sort of twisted motive (actually depending on the [[CrapsackWorld society]] that person lives in it might be [[ParentsInDistress an entirely reasonable and sensible choice]]) for conceiving her child, such as providing an heir for a powerful male relative or to train to be the perfect killer. Basically, when you combine Exotic DragonLady and StalkerWithATestTube, [[MySecretPregnancy Secret Pregnancy]], you get Asian Babymama. UnfortunateImplications may follow.
20th Feb '16 7:53:33 AM DesertDragon
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This trope largely has its roots in American service men bringing home wives from U.S. wars in Asia. At the time there was a stigma to the servicemen there knocking up hookers and marrying Asian women [[MadonnaWhoreComplex that were pretty much seen as call girls]]. In other cases, said service men [[GlorifiedSpermDonor got the women pregnant and then rotated home]], leaving said women and their children to face [[MyGirlIsNotASlut social]] [[HeroicBastard stigma]], especially once Vietnam was unified.

As those wars are less contemporary now and that stereotype is dying, this trope is becoming less common. Asian brides no longer have the same stigmas and stereotypes attached to them without setting a work back in that time period. As such it's becoming a DeadHorseTrope now. If you do see it invoked nowadays, it'll be the "Globetrotting hero/mistress with an agenda" variety.

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This trope largely has its roots in American service men bringing home wives from U.S. wars in Asia. At the time there was a stigma to the servicemen there knocking up hookers [[SonOfAWhore impregnating hookers]] and marrying Asian women [[MadonnaWhoreComplex that were pretty much seen as call girls]]. In other cases, said service men [[GlorifiedSpermDonor got the women pregnant and then rotated home]], leaving said women and their children to face [[MyGirlIsNotASlut social]] [[HeroicBastard stigma]], especially once Vietnam was unified.

As those wars are less contemporary now and that stereotype is dying, this trope is becoming less common. Asian brides no longer have the same stigmas and stereotypes attached to them without setting a work back in that time period. As such it's becoming a DeadHorseTrope now. If you do see it invoked nowadays, it'll be the "Globetrotting hero/mistress hero knocks up mistress with an agenda" variety.
5th Feb '16 10:16:06 AM SarcasmKid
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*** Twist: Roy (Speedy/Arsenal/Red Arrow) actually takes full responsibility for raising Lian once he finds out. It [[spoiler:was]] working well. Then, poor kid was [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]. Now that [[spoiler:didn't work well]]. Which is why [[''ComicBook/{{Convergence}}'' fixed it.]]

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*** Twist: Roy (Speedy/Arsenal/Red Arrow) actually takes full responsibility for raising Lian once he finds out. It [[spoiler:was]] working well. Then, poor kid was [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]. Now that [[spoiler:didn't work well]]. Which is why [[''ComicBook/{{Convergence}}'' [[spoiler:''ComicBook/{{Convergence}}'' fixed it.]]
5th Feb '16 10:15:23 AM SarcasmKid
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*** Twist: Roy (Speedy/Arsenal/Red Arrow) actually takes full responsibility for raising Lian once he finds out. It [[spoiler:was]] working well. Then, poor kid was [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]. Now that [[spoiler:didn't work well]].

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*** Twist: Roy (Speedy/Arsenal/Red Arrow) actually takes full responsibility for raising Lian once he finds out. It [[spoiler:was]] working well. Then, poor kid was [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]. Now that [[spoiler:didn't work well]]. Which is why [[''ComicBook/{{Convergence}}'' fixed it.]]
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