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23rd Jun '16 12:25:25 PM HiddenWindshield
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** Kif from gets pregnant by touching someone. His species (Amphibiosans) become receptive to DNA transfer (impregnation) when they develop a strong emotional bond with someone, their ''smizmar''. DNA is transferred through touch, and presumably any species' DNA is compatible. While in the episode in question the biological parentage gets [[{{HilarityEnsues}} mixed up]], the ''smizmar'' is the "true" parent.
** Dr. Zoidberg's species lay eggs into the ocean and then die off en masse. He's only lived so long because no female seeking a mate will even look at him. This doesn't prevent Zoidberg having a JewishMother-equivalent relative, so presumably some Decapodians avoid mating to raise the kids.
*** In another episode, Zoidberg writes a letter to his uncle [[Creator/HaroldLloyd Harold Zoid]], stating he (Zoidberg) is "Norm and Sam and Sadie's boy".

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** Kif from gets pregnant by touching someone. His species (Amphibiosans) Amphibiosans (Kif's species) become receptive to DNA transfer (impregnation) when they develop a strong emotional bond with someone, their ''smizmar''. DNA is then transferred through touch, and presumably any species' DNA is compatible. While in the episode in question the biological parentage gets [[{{HilarityEnsues}} mixed up]], the ''smizmar'' is considered the "true" parent.
** Dr. Zoidberg's species lay eggs into the ocean and then die off en masse. He's only lived so long because no female seeking a mate will even look at him. This doesn't prevent Zoidberg having a JewishMother-equivalent relative, or introducing himself as "Norm and Sam and Sadie's boy," so presumably some Decapodians avoid mating to raise the kids.
*** In another episode, Zoidberg writes a letter to his uncle [[Creator/HaroldLloyd Harold Zoid]], stating he (Zoidberg) is "Norm and Sam and Sadie's boy".
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23rd Jun '16 10:41:22 AM HiddenWindshield
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** Every species is part of one or two egg-groups and could mate with any other pokémon of the same egg group as long as it's of the opposite gender, [[HotSkittyOnWailordAction even if there is vast size differences between the two.]] The offspring will always be of the females species, but with some of the males attacks.

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** Every species is part of one or two egg-groups and could mate with any other pokémon of the same egg group as long as it's of the opposite gender, [[HotSkittyOnWailordAction even if there is vast size differences between the two.]] The offspring will always be of the females female's species, but with some of the males male's attacks.
23rd Jun '16 10:04:24 AM HiddenWindshield
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* Transformers in IDW's ''Transformers'' comic have a truly bizarre reproductive cycle that doesn't even involve sex of any kind. There are "hot spots" on Cybertron and its moons where sparks form and are promptly "ignited" by an energy pulse from Vector Sigma, the life-giving core of Cybertron. Once the sparks are lit they are carefully removed from the ground and placed within the cybertronian's constructed body. This is referred to as "forging" and is the natural form of reproduction for them. They can also artificially reproduce through cold construction, which involves surgically removing a portion of a spark and using it to grow a new one that is promptly placed into a body. There was much [[FantasticRacism bigotry]] towards cold constructed bots in Cybertron's old days (to the point of there being a cybertronian apartheid) as they were seen as blasphemy towards [[RobotReligion Primus]] but it's more or less died out after the Great War.

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* Transformers in IDW's ''Transformers'' comic have a truly bizarre reproductive cycle that doesn't even involve sex of any kind. There are "hot spots" on Cybertron and its moons where sparks [[OurSoulsAreDifferent sparks]] form and are promptly then "ignited" by an energy pulse from Vector Sigma, the life-giving core of Cybertron. Once the sparks are lit they are carefully removed from the ground and placed within the cybertronian's constructed body. This is referred to as "forging" and is the natural form of reproduction for them. They can also artificially reproduce through cold construction, "cold construction," which involves surgically removing a portion of a the spark from another cybertronian and using it to grow a new one that is promptly placed into a body.one. There was much [[FantasticRacism bigotry]] towards cold constructed bots in Cybertron's old days (to the point of there being a cybertronian apartheid) as they were seen as blasphemy towards [[RobotReligion Primus]] but it's more or less died out after the Great War.



** We later learn in ''More Than Meets The Eye'' that cold construction [[spoiler: actually involves taking essence from the Matrix (an ancient artifact) and using it to grow sparks in a lab, making transformer biology even ''weirder''.]]

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** We later learn in ''More Than Meets The Eye'' that cold construction [[spoiler: actually [[spoiler:actually involves taking essence from the Matrix (an ancient artifact) and using it to grow sparks in a lab, making transformer biology even ''weirder''.]]



* In Lantern Prime, Cybertronians have two forms of reproduction; Vector Prime produces Protoforms (a.l.a. Beast Wars) which have to be initialize by one to five other Cybertronians, taking on aspects of all the parents. And they also have two genders, female Cybertronians (called Makers) are very rare, and can interface with a male Cybertronian, spitting off a part of each partner's Spark and gestating it until it becomes a new complete Spark, at which point is is transferred into a new body built by the Maker.

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* In Lantern Prime, Cybertronians have two forms of reproduction; Vector Prime produces Protoforms (a.l.a. Beast Wars) which have to be initialize initialized by one to five other Cybertronians, taking on aspects of all the parents. And they also have two genders, female Cybertronians (called Makers) are very rare, and can interface with a male Cybertronian, spitting off a part of each partner's Spark [[OurSoulsAreDifferent Spark]] and gestating it until it becomes a new complete Spark, at which point is is transferred into a new body built by the Maker.
23rd Jun '16 1:28:52 AM MadSpy
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* Transformers in IDW's ''Transformers'' comic have a truly bizarre reproductive cycle that doesn't even involve sex of any kind. There are "hot spots" on Cybertron and its moons where sparks form and are promptly "ignited" by an energy pulse from Vector Sigma, the life-giving core of Cybertron. Once the sparks are lit they are carefully removed from the ground and placed within the cybertronion's constructed body. This is referred to as "forging" and is the natural form of reproduction for them. They can also artificially reproduce through cold construction, which involves surgically removing a portion of a spark and using it to grow a new one that is promptly placed into a body. There was much [[FantasticRacism bigotry]] towards cold constructed bots in Cybertron's old days (to the point of there being a cybertronion apartheid) as they were seen as blasphemy towards [[RobotReligion Primus]] but it's more or less died out after the Great War.
** This trope is also deconstructed; this form of reproduction is so bizarre and impractical that when the life-creating pulsewaves from Vector Sigma started dwindling to a stop, it put the cybertronion race in serious concern about the future of their existence. By the time of the comics all of the hot spots on Cybertron have stopped creating sparks (there ''are'' hot spots on some [[LostColony metrotitan-created colonies]] but it's not said if they're still working). This, alongside the Great War, has greatly reduced the cybertronion population, making them an endangered species in galactic terms.

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* Transformers in IDW's ''Transformers'' comic have a truly bizarre reproductive cycle that doesn't even involve sex of any kind. There are "hot spots" on Cybertron and its moons where sparks form and are promptly "ignited" by an energy pulse from Vector Sigma, the life-giving core of Cybertron. Once the sparks are lit they are carefully removed from the ground and placed within the cybertronion's cybertronian's constructed body. This is referred to as "forging" and is the natural form of reproduction for them. They can also artificially reproduce through cold construction, which involves surgically removing a portion of a spark and using it to grow a new one that is promptly placed into a body. There was much [[FantasticRacism bigotry]] towards cold constructed bots in Cybertron's old days (to the point of there being a cybertronion cybertronian apartheid) as they were seen as blasphemy towards [[RobotReligion Primus]] but it's more or less died out after the Great War.
** This trope is also deconstructed; this form of reproduction is so bizarre and impractical that when the life-creating pulsewaves from Vector Sigma started dwindling to a stop, it put the cybertronion cybertronian race in serious concern about the future of their existence. By the time of the comics all of the hot spots on Cybertron have stopped creating sparks (there ''are'' hot spots on some [[LostColony metrotitan-created colonies]] but it's not said if they're still working). This, alongside the Great War, has greatly reduced the cybertronion cybertronian population, making them an endangered species in galactic terms.
22nd Jun '16 5:36:33 PM Xavon
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* In Lantern Prime, Cybertronians have two forms of reproduction; Vector Prime produces Protoforms (a.l.a. Beast Wars) which have to be initialize by one to five other Cybertronians, taking on aspects of all the parents. And they also have two genders, female Cybertronians (called Makers) are very rare, and can interface with a male Cybertronian, spitting off a part of each partner's Spark and gestating it until it becomes a new complete Spark, at which point is is transferred into a new body built by the Maker.
22nd Jun '16 12:20:19 PM cdrood
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** In a sense, this is Bizarre in how normal the reproduction was. The Visitors are reptiles from another world posing as humanoids (presumably mammalian). Somehow Robin was impregnated through what appeared to be intercourse, just like it would be between humans.
22nd Jun '16 7:39:06 AM hullflyer
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* Prokaryotes physically merge when mating, in a process called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacterial_conjugation bacterial conjugation.]] Mating also has little, of anything, to do with reproduction; they reproduce asexually. As a result, traits and genes can jump species and ever across ''kingdoms''. This is why the non-eukaryotic parts of the evolutionary tree are more like a tangle of roots.

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* Prokaryotes physically merge when mating, in a process called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacterial_conjugation bacterial conjugation.]] Mating also has little, of if anything, to do with reproduction; they reproduce asexually. As a result, traits and genes can jump species and ever across ''kingdoms''. This is why the non-eukaryotic parts of the evolutionary tree are more like a tangle of roots.
21st Jun '16 5:51:10 PM rjung
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** The Watermelon Stevens, as seen in ''Super Watermelon Island'', [[AvertedTrope reproduce exactly as one would expect]]…for watermelons. The young are grown in watermelon patches just outside the village, and are delivered to the adopting parents' door.

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** The [[PlantMooks Watermelon Stevens, Stevens,]] as seen in ''Super Watermelon Island'', [[AvertedTrope reproduce exactly as one would expect]]…for watermelons. The young are grown in watermelon patches just outside the village, and are delivered to the adopting parents' door.
21st Jun '16 5:50:16 PM rjung
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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation''
** [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-149 SCP-149 ("The Blood Flies")]]. SCP-149 are mosquitos that reproduce by injecting a retrovirus into the human body that changes cells into fertilized mosquito eggs. When the eggs hatch the mosquitos leave the body through the mouth, nostrils and eye sockets. This invariably kills the victim.
** [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-150 SCP-150 ("The Prosthetic Parasite")]]. SCP-150 burrows into a human body and changes the nearest limb (arm or leg) into SCP-150 tissue covered with a chitinous exoskeleton. The victim is mind controlled into removing the limb, which then hatches out more SCP-150 larvae.
** [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-538 SCP-538 ("Shadow Spiders")]]. Shadow spiders reproduce by biting a victim. After about an hour the victim suffers a horrible death and their shadow breaks up into pieces. Each shadow piece becomes a new shadow spider.
** [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-631 SCP-631 ("Nyctophobic Nocturnal Predator")]]. SCP-631 eats the internal organs of a sleeping human victim and lays its eggs in the body. When the eggs hatch an hour later the babies eat the body.
** [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-632 SCP-632 ("Intrusive Thoughts About The Many Spiders Forming Inside Your Head")]]. SCP-632 are small spiders that create a filament of spider silk and attach their eggs to it. When the filament touches warm skin the eggs hatch and burrow into the victim. When the baby spiders reach the brain they grow inside of it and cause a headache. The victim's attempts to stop the headache releases the adult SCP-632.
** [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-695 SCP-695 ("Eels")]]. Juvenile SCP-695 perform a OrificeInvasion on a male human, grow to adult size and lay eggs. They then force the host to rape a female human and infect her with the eggs. The eggs will grow into juveniles, which will leave the female's body through either an OrificeEvacuation or performing a ChestBurster out of her abdomen.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1092 SCP-1092 ("A Species of Fish")]]. SCP-1092 reproduces by having one of its eggs enter the body of a large mammal through a cut and grow to adult size (up to 2.1 centimeters) inside the mammal's blood vessels.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1294 SCP-1294 ("The Laughing Fox")]]. SCP-1294 is a fungus that reproduces by [[FaceFullOfAlienWingWong mating with a female fox]]. Its offspring grows inside the fox and eventually escapes as a ChestBurster.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1325 SCP-1325 ("Easter Frog")]]. SCP-1325 are frogs that lays eggs that appear to be chocolate Easter eggs but have SCP-1325 eggs inside them. When they're eaten by human beings the SCP-1325 eggs hatch into tadpoles that attach themselves to the inside of the stomach and grow into more SCP-1325. When they're old enough they use a ChestBurster technique to get out.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2401 SCP-2401 ("Mary Had A Little Lamb")]]. SCP-2401 are unusual honeybees that can infest and control a human body, but males all die quickly and most of the females commit suicide. When the host body is female it can have sex with a human male and become impregnated. The babies will be adapted to be better hosts.
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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation''
** [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-149 SCP-149 ("The Blood Flies")]]. SCP-149 are mosquitos that reproduce by injecting a retrovirus into the human body that changes cells into fertilized mosquito eggs. When the eggs hatch the mosquitos leave the body through the mouth, nostrils and eye sockets. This invariably kills the victim.
** [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-150 SCP-150 ("The Prosthetic Parasite")]]. SCP-150 burrows into a human body and changes the nearest limb (arm or leg) into SCP-150 tissue covered with a chitinous exoskeleton. The victim is mind controlled into removing the limb, which then hatches out more SCP-150 larvae.
** [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-538 SCP-538 ("Shadow Spiders")]]. Shadow spiders reproduce by biting a victim. After about an hour the victim suffers a horrible death and their shadow breaks up into pieces. Each shadow piece becomes a new shadow spider.
** [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-631 SCP-631 ("Nyctophobic Nocturnal Predator")]]. SCP-631 eats the internal organs of a sleeping human victim and lays its eggs in the body. When the eggs hatch an hour later the babies eat the body.
** [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-632 SCP-632 ("Intrusive Thoughts About The Many Spiders Forming Inside Your Head")]]. SCP-632 are small spiders that create a filament of spider silk and attach their eggs to it. When the filament touches warm skin the eggs hatch and burrow into the victim. When the baby spiders reach the brain they grow inside of it and cause a headache. The victim's attempts to stop the headache releases the adult SCP-632.
** [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-695 SCP-695 ("Eels")]]. Juvenile SCP-695 perform a OrificeInvasion on a male human, grow to adult size and lay eggs. They then force the host to rape a female human and infect her with the eggs. The eggs will grow into juveniles, which will leave the female's body through either an OrificeEvacuation or performing a ChestBurster out of her abdomen.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1092 SCP-1092 ("A Species of Fish")]]. SCP-1092 reproduces by having one of its eggs enter the body of a large mammal through a cut and grow to adult size (up to 2.1 centimeters) inside the mammal's blood vessels.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1294 SCP-1294 ("The Laughing Fox")]]. SCP-1294 is a fungus that reproduces by [[FaceFullOfAlienWingWong mating with a female fox]]. Its offspring grows inside the fox and eventually escapes as a ChestBurster.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1325 SCP-1325 ("Easter Frog")]]. SCP-1325 are frogs that lays eggs that appear to be chocolate Easter eggs but have SCP-1325 eggs inside them. When they're eaten by human beings the SCP-1325 eggs hatch into tadpoles that attach themselves to the inside of the stomach and grow into more SCP-1325. When they're old enough they use a ChestBurster technique to get out.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2401 SCP-2401 ("Mary Had A Little Lamb")]]. SCP-2401 are unusual honeybees that can infest and control a human body, but males all die quickly and most of the females commit suicide. When the host body is female it can have sex with a human male and become impregnated. The babies will be adapted to be better hosts.
21st Jun '16 5:32:03 PM Elan
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* The MyTeacherIsAnAlien series makes mention of a species that requires "five genders to produce an egg, and another three to hatch it". It's a kids series, so we aren't given any details on how this works.
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