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19th Aug '16 6:28:15 PM Luigifan
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Take the female body. Now, instead of visualizing a human being, with all the markings of independent thought and higher intelligence, visualize an organic device that can be used to create babies. This is no doubt rather creepy (particularly for our female viewers), but sometimes this is because it is believed to be necessary, to deal with a heavily depleted race of species. On the other hand, this trope can just as easily be engaged in for the sake of evil. Babies can be sold for delicious, delicious profit. Or alternatively, [[EatsBabies they're just delicious]]. You can guess [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil what a sufficiently evil character]] [[SexSlave will do]] from this point.

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Take the female body. Now, instead of visualizing a human being, with all the markings of independent thought and higher intelligence, visualize an organic device that can be used to create babies. This is no doubt rather creepy (particularly for our female viewers), but sometimes this is because it is believed to be necessary, to deal with a heavily depleted race of species. On the other hand, this trope can just as easily be engaged in for the sake of evil. Babies can be sold for delicious, delicious profit. Or alternatively, [[EatsBabies they're just delicious]]. [[BreedingCult You can guess guess]] [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil what a sufficiently evil character]] [[SexSlave will do]] [[BreedingSlave from this point.
point]].



On rarer occasions, men are also involved in this trope, usually as a result of a {{Gendercide}} forcing the survivors to be as engaged in the baby-making business as the women who carry the babies to term. Usually in these cases things are not as bad for the women, who because of large supply, have the choice of whether or not they participate in this process thanks to their relatively high GenderRarityValue.

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On rarer occasions, men are also involved in this trope, usually as a result of a {{Gendercide}} forcing the survivors to be as engaged in the baby-making business as the women who carry the babies to term. Usually in these cases cases, things are not as bad for the women, who who, because of large supply, have the choice of whether or not they participate in this process thanks to their relatively high GenderRarityValue.



* The MacGuffin of ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' are the Five Wives, the harem of Immortan Joe that he was using to breed male children who aren't damaged by radiation. If they fail to produce a healthy baby boy after three tries he casts them out, and it's strongly implied that this was what happened to [[spoiler:Imperator Furiosa]].

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* The MacGuffin of ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' are the Five Wives, the harem of Immortan Joe that he was using to breed male children who aren't damaged by radiation. If they fail to produce a healthy baby boy after three tries tries, he casts them out, and it's strongly implied that this was what happened to [[spoiler:Imperator Furiosa]].



* Literature/TheSagaOfSevenSuns has secret genetic and breeding experiments being performed for the purpose of [[spoiler: producing someone who could communicate with the hydrogues]]. An unusual example in that both genders are treated equally badly.

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* Literature/TheSagaOfSevenSuns has secret genetic and breeding experiments being performed for the purpose of [[spoiler: producing [[spoiler:producing someone who could communicate with the hydrogues]]. An unusual example in that both genders are treated equally badly.



* In Philippa Ballantine's ''Literature/BooksOfTheOrder'' trilogy, the protagonists encounter a cave where female members of the eponymous Order are chained to walls and raped by demon males, to breed hybrids. [[spoiler: The main protagonist, to her horror, finds out that she is one such hybrid, and her mother managed to get her out of the "factory", but couldn't escape herself.]]

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* In Philippa Ballantine's ''Literature/BooksOfTheOrder'' trilogy, the protagonists encounter a cave where female members of the eponymous Order are chained to walls and raped by demon males, to breed hybrids. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The main protagonist, to her horror, finds out that [[ChildByRape she is one such hybrid, hybrid]], and her mother managed to get her out of the "factory", but couldn't escape herself.]]



* ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'' has the female president of the colonies somewhat sensibly point out at one point that in order for humankind to survive in the longterm following the destruction of the home worlds, its people have to start "making babies." Eventually, she reluctantly issues an executive order banning abortions (and establishing adoption procedures).
** The Cylons on Caprica try to establish an incredibly creepy version of this en masse, to create hybrid offspring (since one of their God's commandments is to "be fruitful" and they can't reproduce with each other). [[spoiler: It doesn't work, because it turns out Cylon biological reproduction (with humans or each other) requires the parents to actually love each other]]
* In ''Series/{{Underground}}'' we get several mentions of breeding farms where slave women are forced to produce a future generation of slaves, having up to a dozen children that are sold off immediately after birth. Henry came from one of these farms.

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* ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'' has the female president of the colonies somewhat sensibly point out at one point that in order for humankind to survive in the longterm long term following the destruction of the home worlds, its people have to start "making babies." Eventually, she reluctantly issues an executive order banning abortions (and establishing adoption procedures).
** The Cylons on Caprica try to establish an incredibly creepy version of this en masse, to create hybrid offspring (since one of their God's commandments is to "be fruitful" and they can't reproduce with each other). [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It doesn't work, because it turns out Cylon biological reproduction (with humans or each other) requires the parents to actually love each other]]
other.]]
* In ''Series/{{Underground}}'' ''Series/{{Underground}}'', we get several mentions of breeding farms where slave women are forced to produce a future generation of slaves, having up to a dozen children that are sold off immediately after birth. Henry came from one of these farms.



* A particularly ghastly variant crops up in ''[[TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade House of Tremere]]'': it so happens that Clan Tremere preferred a highly ''organic'' means of creating [[OurGargoylesRock gargoyles]], namely by engineering Alvusia, a twenty-foot-tall gargoyle broodmare, and keeping her locked in the cellars. For good measure, her creators also sliced her limbs off and pulled her teeth in order to stop her from resisting the impregnation process - [[BodyHorror which involves having her stomach repeatedly sliced upon, stuffed with embryonic gargoyle and sewn up again]]. Needless to say, [[TheWoobie Alvusia is in constant agony, and spends most of her time screaming]]. In a final insult, the gargoyles born to her are trained to revere the scientists in charge of the process as their parents and gods - leaving Alvusia regarded as little more than a convenient source of brothers and sisters ''by her own children.''

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* A particularly ghastly variant crops up in ''[[TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade House of Tremere]]'': it so happens that Clan Tremere preferred a highly ''organic'' means of creating [[OurGargoylesRock gargoyles]], namely by engineering Alvusia, a twenty-foot-tall gargoyle broodmare, and keeping her locked in the cellars. For good measure, her creators also sliced her limbs off and pulled her teeth in order to stop her from resisting the impregnation process - -- [[BodyHorror which involves having her stomach repeatedly sliced upon, stuffed with embryonic gargoyle gargoyle, and sewn up again]]. Needless to say, [[TheWoobie Alvusia is in constant agony, and spends most of her time screaming]]. In a final insult, the gargoyles born to her are trained to revere the scientists in charge of the process as their parents and gods - -- leaving Alvusia regarded as little more than a convenient source of brothers and sisters ''by her own children.''



* According to {{Nazisploitation}} films and novels (even some mainstream fiction picked up the UrbanLegend, e.g. ''Bear Island'' by Alistair [=MacLean=]) ThoseWackyNazis would select racially pure German women to be impregnated by virile SS men, in order to create the MasterRace. In actuality while the Nazis did have an organisation that helped care for the offspring of SS members (even illegitimate children) with the goal of increasing the birth rate (which had fallen drastically due to the Great Depression) there was no 'breeding program'.

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* According to {{Nazisploitation}} films and novels (even some mainstream fiction picked up the UrbanLegend, e.g. ''Bear Island'' by Alistair [=MacLean=]) ThoseWackyNazis would select racially pure German women to be impregnated by virile SS men, in order to create the MasterRace. In actuality actuality, while the Nazis did have an organisation that helped care for the offspring of SS members (even illegitimate children) with the goal of increasing the birth rate (which had fallen drastically due to the Great Depression) Depression), there was no 'breeding program'.



** Alternatively instead of giving money for having extra children, an effort is made to reduce disadvantage of having children. The most common measures taken are improving access to professional childcare, and extending parental leaves to both parents, but improved access to midwives is also among the options.

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** Alternatively Alternatively, instead of giving money for having extra children, an effort is made to reduce disadvantage of having children. The most common measures taken are improving access to professional childcare, and extending parental leaves to both parents, but improved access to midwives is also among the options.



* Any sort of hive queen(whether a real creature such as bees, or a fantasy creature or race), whose primary (or only) purpose is to [[MookMaker pop out eggs or babies]].

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* Any sort of hive queen(whether queen (whether a real creature such as bees, or a fantasy creature or race), whose primary (or only) purpose is to [[MookMaker pop out eggs or babies]].



** Not to mention abortion actually increased as all contraception was also banned. And the long term effects is that it actually caused a net decrease in population as a lot of kids died from lack of care and women died from back alley abortions.

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** Not to mention abortion actually increased as all contraception was also banned. And the long term effects is that [[{{Irony}} it actually caused a net decrease in population population]] as a lot of kids died from lack of care and women died from back alley abortions.
6th Aug '16 9:36:49 AM nombretomado
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* The Psions in the DCUniverse treat their females like this.

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* The Psions in the DCUniverse Franchise/DCUniverse treat their females like this.
16th Jul '16 6:50:01 AM kaekaed
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* The "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quiverfull Quiverfull]]" movement is a sect of Christianity which basically states that [[BreedingCult couples must produce as many "Soldiers of God" as they possibly can]], like [[{{Pun}} filling up a "quiver" with arrows]]. Women who subscribe to this ideology are often ''constantly'' pregnant. The TV show ''Series/NineteenKidsAndCounting'' on Creator/{{TLC}} follows the lives of one of these families, the Duggars.

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* The "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quiverfull Quiverfull]]" movement is a sect of Christianity which basically states that [[BreedingCult couples must produce as many "Soldiers of God" as they possibly can]], like [[{{Pun}} filling up a "quiver" with arrows]]. Women who subscribe to this ideology are often ''constantly'' pregnant. The TV show ''Series/NineteenKidsAndCounting'' on Creator/{{TLC}} follows the lives of one of these families, the Duggars. (Note that the Duggars have stated that they are not part of the Quiverfull movement, but they are are still associated with it because of the number of children they have.)
13th Jun '16 4:24:38 PM mcgrew
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* In Disney's ''{{Disney/Mulan}}'' this trope is brought up during the song, Honor To Us All." We all must serve our emperor who guards us from the Huns. A man by bearing arms, a girl by bearing sons.

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* In Disney's ''{{Disney/Mulan}}'' ''{{Disney/Mulan}}'', this trope is brought up during the song, Honor "Honor To Us All." We All":
--> "We
all must serve our emperor who emperor,\\
Who
guards us from the Huns. Huns:\\
A man by bearing arms, a arms,\\
A
girl by bearing sons. sons."
24th May '16 2:44:10 PM Katsuhagi
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See also: MotherOfAThousandYoung, and PeopleFarms, for other human ranching purposes. See also MandatoryMotherhood and BreedingCult. Sometimes involves a ChosenConceptionPartner.

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See also: MotherOfAThousandYoung, and PeopleFarms, for other human ranching purposes. See also MandatoryMotherhood and BreedingCult. Particularly dark examples of this trope often overlap with BreedingSlave. Sometimes involves a ChosenConceptionPartner.
3rd May '16 4:03:00 AM AnotherEpicFail
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** There is actually a fairly horrific version of this burried in the lore. A Chaos SpaceMarine by the name of Honsou created a device called the Daemonculaba. The details are fairly graphic, but lets just say it was created as a way of rapidly producing SuperSoldiers and the nicest part involved forced reverse C-Section.

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** There is actually a fairly horrific version of this burried buried in the lore. A Chaos SpaceMarine by the name of Honsou created a device called the Daemonculaba. The details are fairly graphic, but lets just say it was created as a way of rapidly producing SuperSoldiers and the nicest part involved forced reverse C-Section.




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* A particularly ghastly variant crops up in ''[[TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade House of Tremere]]'': it so happens that Clan Tremere preferred a highly ''organic'' means of creating [[OurGargoylesRock gargoyles]], namely by engineering Alvusia, a twenty-foot-tall gargoyle broodmare, and keeping her locked in the cellars. For good measure, her creators also sliced her limbs off and pulled her teeth in order to stop her from resisting the impregnation process - [[BodyHorror which involves having her stomach repeatedly sliced upon, stuffed with embryonic gargoyle and sewn up again]]. Needless to say, [[TheWoobie Alvusia is in constant agony, and spends most of her time screaming]]. In a final insult, the gargoyles born to her are trained to revere the scientists in charge of the process as their parents and gods - leaving Alvusia regarded as little more than a convenient source of brothers and sisters ''by her own children.''
2nd May '16 2:14:17 PM qazwsx
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* In ''Series/{{Underground}}'' we get several mentions of breeding farms where slave women are forced to produce a future generation of slaves, having up to a dozen children that are sold off immediately after birth. Henry came from one of these farms.
22nd Apr '16 1:47:35 AM aye_amber
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* In ''Super MondayNightCombat'', one of the announcers can sometimes bring up the "Dame Of The Game" prize: One "lucky" female audience member is selected at random, given a bouquet of flowers, and then shipped off to an offworld colony to help with repopulation.

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* In ''Super MondayNightCombat'', VideoGame/MondayNightCombat,'' one of the announcers can sometimes bring up the "Dame Of The Game" prize: One "lucky" female audience member is selected at random, given a bouquet of flowers, and then shipped off to an offworld off world colony to help with repopulation.re-population.
3rd Apr '16 12:56:13 PM MsChibi
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See also: MotherOfAThousandYoung, and PeopleFarms, for other human ranching purposes. See also MandatoryMotherhood and BreedingCult.

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See also: MotherOfAThousandYoung, and PeopleFarms, for other human ranching purposes. See also MandatoryMotherhood and BreedingCult.
BreedingCult. Sometimes involves a ChosenConceptionPartner.
25th Mar '16 10:02:42 AM Willbyr
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* Yuki-onna in ''RosarioToVampire'' have a ''very'' limited window to get married and have children before they become infertile, and their race is close to dying out. This is PlayedForDrama with the yuki-onna Mizore, who is stuck between an ArrangedMarriage to one of the series' villains and unrequited love with the protagonist.

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* Yuki-onna in ''RosarioToVampire'' ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'' have a ''very'' limited window to get married and have children before they become infertile, and their race is close to dying out. This is PlayedForDrama with the yuki-onna Mizore, who is stuck between an ArrangedMarriage to one of the series' villains and unrequited love with the protagonist.
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