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17th Jul '17 10:56:52 AM Shieldage
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* Unexplained Genetic Expression ([=UGE=]) was the Technobabble term concocted by scientists of the ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' Verse, to try to explain why babies all over the world were suddenly being born as elves and dwarves. That lasted until dragons started showing up in the skies again.

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* Unexplained Genetic Expression ([=UGE=]) was the Technobabble term concocted by scientists of the ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' Verse, to try to explain and handwave why babies all over the world were suddenly being born as elves and dwarves. That The term lasted until dragons started showing up in the skies again.again and the effect tapered off once magic stopped spiking and the number of metahumans had reached sustainable levels.
9th Jun '17 3:25:33 PM nombretomado
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* The "Century Babies" in {{Wildstorm}}'s ''ComicBook/TheAuthority'' and ''ComicBook/{{Planetary}}''. The idea is that they represent various aspects of the century in which they are born, but they're actually born in the ''last century''. For example, the 20th century babies were born in ''1900, the last year of the 19th century.''

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* The "Century Babies" in {{Wildstorm}}'s Creator/{{Wildstorm}}'s ''ComicBook/TheAuthority'' and ''ComicBook/{{Planetary}}''. The idea is that they represent various aspects of the century in which they are born, but they're actually born in the ''last century''. For example, the 20th century babies were born in ''1900, the last year of the 19th century.''
8th Jun '17 9:49:17 PM nombretomado
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* ''Literature/WildCards''; though it's not limited to children, those born carrying the Wild Card virus far outnumber the original overt infectees (especially since most of the original group drew the Black Queen and died).

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* ''Literature/WildCards''; ''ComicBook/WildCards''; though it's not limited to children, those born carrying the Wild Card virus far outnumber the original overt infectees (especially since most of the original group drew the Black Queen and died).
8th Jun '17 9:48:07 PM nombretomado
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* WildCards; though it's not limited to children, those born carrying the Wild Card virus far outnumber the original overt infectees (especially since most of the original group drew the Black Queen and died).

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* WildCards; ''Literature/WildCards''; though it's not limited to children, those born carrying the Wild Card virus far outnumber the original overt infectees (especially since most of the original group drew the Black Queen and died).
16th Dec '16 4:54:41 PM Malady
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* ''Fanfic/TheAlarmaverse'': ''Twilight Sparkle and the Strange Case of Old Res'': An aftereffect of the Great Bloop: "And, during the following June, July, and August, every foal born to Pasture citizens had red eyes and a silver mane. These “Bloop babies” were unusually long-lived, but otherwise normal ponies."
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18th Nov '16 5:49:12 PM Ramidel
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* In ''TabletopGame/PsionicsTheNextStageInHumanEvolution'' a very small number of humans are manifesting psychic powers in a world where psychic powers aren't supposed to exist.
27th Sep '16 4:53:35 AM thatother1dude
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* Because of an explosion caused by the titular character in ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' It's explicitly stated that their children will look weirder than they do. That's really saying something considering that [[CrapsaccharineWorld The town of Elmore]] is full of Talking Donuts, [[RealityWarper Reality Warpers ]], sentient everything and a few [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]] thrown in for good measure. I mean, even [[TooDumbToLive Richard]] getting a job would bring about TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. To top it off, the world itself is capable of getting rid of everyone it deems useless or boring, [[AndIMustScream Trapping them in a frozen state in some alternate dimension]] and giving everyone LaserGuidedAmnesia so that even their closest friends don't remember them. Talk about NightmareFuel.
* ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'' uses this trope on an arguably smaller scale. It seems that everyone and their third cousin was at the docks when a toxic gas escaped and consequently they breathed it in. Those who did so gained super powers and are deemed "Bang Babies" by the normal people in the city.

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* Because of an factory explosion caused by the titular character in ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' It's ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'', it's explicitly stated that their future generation of children will look weirder than they do. That's really saying something considering that [[CrapsaccharineWorld The town of Elmore]] is full of Talking Donuts, [[RealityWarper Reality Warpers ]], sentient everything and a few [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]] thrown in for good measure. I mean, even [[TooDumbToLive Richard]] getting a job would bring about TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. To top it off, the world itself is capable of getting rid of everyone it deems useless or boring, [[AndIMustScream Trapping them in a frozen state in some alternate dimension]] and giving everyone LaserGuidedAmnesia so that even their closest friends don't remember them. Talk about NightmareFuel. \n* ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'' uses this trope on an arguably smaller scale. It seems that everyone and their third cousin was at the docks when a toxic gas escaped and consequently they breathed it in. Those who did so gained super powers and are deemed "Bang Babies" by the normal people in the city.


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25th Sep '16 10:43:51 PM Benthelame
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* Because of an explosion caused by the titular character in ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' It's explicitly stated that their children will look weirder than they do. That's really saying something considering that [[CrapsaccharineWorld The town of Elmore]] is full of Talking Donuts, [[RealityWarper Reality Warpers ]], sentient everything and a few [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]] thrown in for good measure. I mean, even [[TooDumbToLive Richard]] getting a job would bring about TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. To top it off, the world itself is capable of getting rid of everyone it deems useless or boring, [[AndIMustScream Trapping them in a frozen state in some alternate dimension]] and giving everyone LaserGuidedAmnesia so that even their closest friends don't remember them. Talk about NightmareFuel.
* ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'' uses this trope on an arguably smaller scale. It seems that everyone and their third cousin was at the docks when a toxic gas escaped and consequently they breathed it in. Those who did so gained super powers and are deemed "Bang Babies" by the normal people in the city.
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7th Sep '16 1:20:34 AM PaulA
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* In OctaviaButler's ''[[Literature/ParableOfTheSower Earthseed]]'' books, a drug designed to cure mental degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's winds up giving the kids [[TheEmpath "hyper-empathy syndrome"]] which causes them to hallucinate feeling the pain of others.

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* In OctaviaButler's Creator/OctaviaButler's ''[[Literature/ParableOfTheSower Earthseed]]'' books, a drug designed to cure mental degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's winds up giving the kids [[TheEmpath "hyper-empathy syndrome"]] which causes them to hallucinate feeling the pain of others.
16th Aug '16 10:51:31 AM htuttle
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* ''{{VideoGame/X-COM}}: Apocalypse'' introduces genetic hybrids of humans and the sectoids of the first game. They're some of the best soldiers you can recruit in the game, because of their high level of psi stats and lack of real drawbacks. They have no sinister motives, since the aliens that intended to exploit them were wiped out almost a century earlier, but are still discriminated against by the people and government of Mega-Primus.

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* ''{{VideoGame/X-COM}}: Apocalypse'' ''VideoGame/XComApocalypse'' introduces genetic hybrids of humans and the sectoids of the first game. They're some of the best soldiers you can recruit in the game, because of their high level of psi stats and lack of real drawbacks. They have no sinister motives, since the aliens that intended to exploit them were wiped out almost a century earlier, but are still discriminated against by the people and government of Mega-Primus.
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