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16th Jan '18 6:15:28 PM Gamermaster
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* ''Manga/Beastars'': We learn that after a war in the past between carnivores and herbivores, there were experiments to genetically alter carnivorous species into more docile creatures. Jack, the main character's best friend, as a Labrador, is the result of such experiments. He finds that he tends to be more intelligent than other natural carnivores and less aggressive. It led him to be bullied by other natural predators.

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* ''Manga/Beastars'': ''Manga/{{Beastars}}'': We learn that after a war in the past between carnivores and herbivores, there were experiments to genetically alter carnivorous species into more docile creatures. Jack, the main character's best friend, as a Labrador, is the result of such experiments. He finds that he tends to be more intelligent than other natural carnivores and less aggressive. It led him to be bullied by other natural predators.
4th Jan '18 4:13:44 AM SAMAS
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** It was later revealed to be due to an AncientConspiracy involving the mass organ-harvest of {{Expendable Clone}}s.
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'' derives much of its drama from the fact that DesignerBabies (Coordinators) exist alongside naturally-born humans (Naturals), leading to racial strife and outright warfare. Though the Coordinators still grow in a mothers womb and but are genetically modified shortly after conception (not before). The one true Designer Baby is [[spoiler:Kira, who was grown in a UterineReplicator and free of the influence of a mothers hormones during pregnancy thus the 'perfect' Coordinator]].

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** It was later revealed to be due to an AncientConspiracy involving the mass organ-harvest of {{Expendable Clone}}s.
Clone}}s. Each colony had various restrictions and often cultural manipulations due to the parts they were expected to "produce". Tarak and Mejere? sexual organs.
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'' derives much of its drama from the fact that DesignerBabies (Coordinators) exist alongside naturally-born humans (Naturals), leading to racial strife and outright warfare. A war the Coordinators have an upper hand in because while their modifications don't make them {{Super Soldier}}s ''per se'', it works well enough, especially when ''all'' your soldiers have it. Though the Coordinators still grow in a mothers womb and but are genetically modified shortly after conception (not before). The one true Designer Baby is [[spoiler:Kira, who was grown in a UterineReplicator and free of the influence of a mothers hormones during pregnancy thus the 'perfect' Coordinator]].Coordinator]].
** The show's resident {{Char Clone}}s are a product of this as well, [[spoiler: with one being a clone of the other's father, who was dissatisfied his own son because his DNA was "tainted" with that of his mother.]]



** In X Astray, we are given Canard Pars. A failed attempt in the Perfect Coordinator project, but the only one besides [[spoiler: Kira Yamato]] to survive. At first, his entire reason for existence was to hunt down [[spoiler: Kira]] , and defeat him, to prove that he isn't a worthless, failed experiment.

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** In X Astray, ''X Astray'', we are given Canard Pars. A failed attempt in the Perfect Coordinator project, but the only one besides [[spoiler: Kira Yamato]] to survive. At first, his entire reason for existence was to hunt down [[spoiler: Kira]] , and defeat him, to prove that he isn't a worthless, failed experiment.
25th Dec '17 7:44:59 AM binaroid
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* The {{Animesque}} ''ComicBook/DirtyPair'' comic by Adam Warren has both Kei and Yuri as recipients of the "Lucien" genetic upgrade package, which granted them superhuman abilities along with increased attractiveness. (The prologue to the "Fatal, But Not Serious" miniseries has an activist complaining that the Lovely Angels are feeding the stereotype of Luciens -- like the activist -- as stupid bimbos.)
23rd Dec '17 6:53:49 PM SergeshD123
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* A low tech variant. In China and India its popular in working class groups to simply use ultra sound to determine the baby's gender and abort it and try again if its a female. This is because females are viewed as less useful for manual labor. [[TheRuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement Keep in mind that this is a very controversial practice]]

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* A low tech variant. In China and India its popular in working class groups to simply use ultra sound to determine the baby's gender and abort it and try again if its a female. This is because females female children are viewed as less useful for manual labor.not required to support their parents when they get married and stay in their husband's household, leaving people with sole daughters financially unstable later in life. [[TheRuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement Keep in mind that this is a very controversial practice]]
11th Dec '17 6:12:58 PM nombretomado
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** It seems that Daddy may have [[spoiler:put in some "[[{{DRM}} Fabrication Rights Management]]" into Miranda, as the dossier on her that the Shadow Broker has indicates she may be infertile.]] Wonderful guy, her dad.

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** It seems that Daddy may have [[spoiler:put in some "[[{{DRM}} "[[UsefulNotes/DigitalRightsManagement Fabrication Rights Management]]" into Miranda, as the dossier on her that the Shadow Broker has indicates she may be infertile.]] Wonderful guy, her dad.
28th Nov '17 8:06:27 AM Carliro
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* [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness Old]] ''TablteopGame/MagicTheGathering'' was fond of this:
** Urza created his own thrall race, the Metathran, as the ideal supersoldiers, using the genetics of the old Thran. A card even shows [[https://magiccards.info/query?q=%21Urza%27s+Incubator an incubator]].
** The phyrexians themselves create beings known as newts in their pods. They too derived from the Thran, but are genderless, and their physical perfection or lack thereof is rather meaningless when their bodies are constantly enhanced by cybernetics, until they barely resemble what they were born as.
22nd Nov '17 2:05:15 PM Storygirl000
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* ''VideoGame/TheSims3'', in the time travel expansion pack, gives you the option to go to the hospital in the future and create one of these.
18th Nov '17 7:44:59 AM AFP
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* ''Film/BladeRunner'' gives us Replicants, artificial humans engineered to perform particular roles, such as heavy laborers, soldiers, and sex workers. In the original film, they're only allowed in the off-world colonies, so special detectives like our protagonist, Rick Deckard, are employed to seek out and "[[DeadlyEuphemism retire]]" any that make it to Earth. The Nexus 6 series featured in the first film also have a built-in 4-year lifespan as a "safety feature." [[spoiler: Rachael is revealed to be a Replicant raised to think she was human, and Deckard is implied to potentially be an unwitting replicant as well.]]
** ''Film/BladeRunner2049'' has seen some changes to the Replicant line. The Nexus 8 series had the lifespan limitation removed, and were allowed to live on Earth for a time, but they were banned as well after The Blackout. A few are still living under the radar on Earth three decades later. Nexus 9 models, such as [[spoiler: Officer K]] and Luv, are designed to be more obedient so as not to be a threat to baseline humans. The film's plot hinges on the potential of replicants being able to have kids of their own. [[spoiler: The possibility of Deckard being a replicant is raised again, but still left unresolved, while the plot hinges on his and Rachael's child.]]
18th Oct '17 1:40:08 PM luciagarcia8818
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* Ransik's villain motivation in ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'' is that, in the year 3000, where all are perfect designer babies, the process sometimes goes wrong and {{mutants}} like him. He was a pariah growing up, ending up living on the street. In fact, every MonsterOfTheWeek is a mutant accident.

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* Ransik's villain motivation in ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'' is that, in the year 3000, where all are perfect designer babies, the process sometimes goes wrong and {{mutants}} creates{{mutants}} like him. He was a pariah growing up, ending up living on the street. In fact, every MonsterOfTheWeek is a mutant accident.
25th Sep '17 3:26:25 PM Caps-luna
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* A low tech variant. In China and India its popular in working class groups to simply use ultra sound to determine the baby's gender and abort it and try again if its a female. This is because females are viewed as less useful for manual labor. [[TheRuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement Keep in mind that this is a very controversial practice]]
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