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23rd Jun '17 7:08:09 PM WhirlRX
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* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'': The Sisters and Misaka Worst, are all clones, and genetically made to grow faster, at the expense of lifespan.



* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'': The Sisters and Misaka Worst, are all clones, and genetically made to grow faster, at the expense of lifespan.
18th Jun '17 10:48:08 AM dbdude01
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* In the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' franchise, Earth suffers a terrible series of Eugenics Wars in the [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture near future]] between normal humans and genetic "augments." By the logic that "superior ability breeds superior ambition," these young {{Ubermensch}}en all tend to suffer a [[TakeOverTheWorld Napoleon complex,]] leading them to war not just with mankind, but with each other. Humanity wins, with the lasting result that [[NoTranshumanismAllowed genetic engineering of human beings is outlawed and held in universal contempt for centuries afterward.]] The two most well known augments in Trek are Kirk's archnemesis Khan Noonien Singh; and ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'''s doctor Julian Bashir, who was augmented illegally.

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* In the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' franchise, Earth suffers a terrible series of Eugenics Wars in the [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture near future]] between normal humans and genetic "augments." By the logic that "superior ability breeds superior ambition," these young {{Ubermensch}}en all tend to suffer a [[TakeOverTheWorld Napoleon complex,]] leading them to war not just with mankind, but with each other.other (a similar story plays out in Gene Roddenberry's posthumus series {{Andromeda}}). Humanity wins, with the lasting result that [[NoTranshumanismAllowed genetic engineering of human beings is outlawed and held in universal contempt for centuries afterward.]] The two most well known augments in Trek are Kirk's archnemesis Khan Noonien Singh; and ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'''s doctor Julian Bashir, who was augmented illegally.


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** A more benevolent group of genetically engineered humans, who separated and isolated themselves from humanity before it was outlawed, was discovered in TNG. Like the augments, these humans initially believed that their breeding made them superior to normal humans, but after seeing the Enterprise's superior technology which they could never have even dreamed of, despite being designed to be smarter than normal humans, many of them realized that they weren't superior after all and decided to rejoin the human race.
4th Jun '17 7:06:59 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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** In ''Comicbook/KryptonNoMore'', Superman is made believe that his cousin Linda -alias Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}- and he have powers due to genetic modification.

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** In ''Comicbook/KryptonNoMore'', Superman is made to believe that his cousin Linda -alias Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}- and he have powers due to genetic modification.
20th Apr '17 12:59:27 PM Malady
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* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'': The Sisters and Misaka Worst, are all clones, and genetically made to grow faster, at the expense of lifespan.



* "[[MixAndMatchMan Tetraparentals]]" in Vonda [=McIntyre=]'s novella ''Screwtop''.

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* ''Literature/{{Screwtop}}'': "[[MixAndMatchMan Tetraparentals]]" in this Vonda [=McIntyre=]'s novella ''Screwtop''.novella.



* ''Literature/EveAndAdam'': There are genetic modifications to make a child heal faster, and some characters had it from birth. There is also the ability to genetically engineer whole people. Leading to the titular Adam.



* 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 he was born a [[{{Mutants}} mutant]], and was a pariah growing up, ending up living on the street. In fact, all of the [[MonsterOfTheWeek Monsters of the Week]] are mutant accidents.

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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 he was born a [[{{Mutants}} mutant]], and {{mutants}} like him. He was a pariah growing up, ending up living on the street. In fact, all of the [[MonsterOfTheWeek Monsters of the Week]] are every MonsterOfTheWeek is a mutant accidents.accident.



* In the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' franchise, Earth suffers a terrible series of Eugenics Wars in the [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture near future]] between normal humans and genetic "augments." By the logic that "superior ability breeds superior ambition," these young [[{{Ubermensch}} Ubermenschen]] all tend to suffer a [[TakeOverTheWorld Napoleon complex,]] leading them to war not just with mankind, but with each other. Humanity wins, with the lasting result that [[NoTranshumanismAllowed genetic engineering of human beings is outlawed and held in universal contempt for centuries afterward.]] The two most well known augments in Trek are Kirk's archnemesis Khan Noonien Singh; and ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'''s doctor Julian Bashir, who was augmented illegally.

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* In the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' franchise, Earth suffers a terrible series of Eugenics Wars in the [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture near future]] between normal humans and genetic "augments." By the logic that "superior ability breeds superior ambition," these young [[{{Ubermensch}} Ubermenschen]] {{Ubermensch}}en all tend to suffer a [[TakeOverTheWorld Napoleon complex,]] leading them to war not just with mankind, but with each other. Humanity wins, with the lasting result that [[NoTranshumanismAllowed genetic engineering of human beings is outlawed and held in universal contempt for centuries afterward.]] The two most well known augments in Trek are Kirk's archnemesis Khan Noonien Singh; and ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'''s doctor Julian Bashir, who was augmented illegally.
10th Apr '17 10:32:52 PM PurrElise
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Paradigm}}'' DUPA Genetics sells these to rich parents. The titular character is a failed example.
5th Apr '17 9:03:50 AM LittleBuster
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* In ''LightNovel/TheIrregularAtMagicHighSchool'' With the help of this trope explains [[spoiler: the "divine" beauty of Miyuki and her opportunity to become a [[BrotherSisterIncest couple with her brother Tatsuya]], being his own sister and at the same time being able to give him healthy offspring. She really was born of the same parents as him, but since, as a consequence of genetic modifications, her genes have been so altered that they are different from Tatsuya genes enough that the incest between them does not cause problems to their children.]]

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* In ''LightNovel/TheIrregularAtMagicHighSchool'' With the help of this trope explains [[spoiler: the "divine" beauty of Miyuki and her opportunity to become a [[BrotherSisterIncest couple with her brother Tatsuya]], being his own sister and at the same time being able to give him healthy offspring. She really was born of the same parents as him, but since, as a consequence of genetic modifications, her genes have been so altered that they are different from Tatsuya genes enough that the incest between them does not cause problems to their children.]]]]. To a lesser extent, this also applies to the youth of the other 10 leading clans, since for generations they have been subjected to various genetic modifications, ranging from the most banal ones to the illegal and immoral ones, as in the case of the Kudou clan.
5th Apr '17 8:42:47 AM LittleBuster
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* In ''LightNovel/TheIrregularAtMagicHighSchool'' With the help of this trope explains [[spoiler: the "divine" beauty of Miyuki and her opportunity to become a [[BrotherSisterIncest couple with her brother Tatsuya]], being his own sister and at the same time being able to give him healthy offspring. She really was born of the same parents as him, but since, as a consequence of genetic modifications, her genes have been so altered that they are different from Tatsuya genes enough that the incest between them does not cause problems to their children.]]
21st Dec '16 12:47:35 PM BigKlingy
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* The term has become a running joke among players of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', as you can optimize the parent characters' marriages to make the future kids into {{Game Breaker}}s.

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* The term has become a running joke among players of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', as you can optimize the parent characters' marriages to make the future kids into {{Game Breaker}}s. It turns out that in-story, [[spoiler: The Avatar is one of these, specifically bred to be a perfect vessel for Grima.]]
* Milluim is implied to be this in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel''. In one of her bonding events in the sequel, she mentions that she has siblings, but no parents. (And a member of the QuirkyMinibossSquad shares her surname and has the same fighting style) She has difficulty even comprehending the concept of crying. She's a surprisingly effective spy despite her extreme eccentricity. Claire, who has ties to the Intelligence Division, knows more about her origins but isn't at liberty to talk about it. Said QuirkyMinibossSquad member is only able to give one hint as to their origins: "Black Workshop".
17th Dec '16 9:00:29 PM JackG
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See also the EvilutionaryBiologist and SocialDarwinist. Compare DarwinistDesire.

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See also the EvilutionaryBiologist and SocialDarwinist. Compare DarwinistDesire.
DarwinistDesire and GeniusBreedingAct.
18th Oct '16 12:25:27 AM Tron80
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* In {{Superman}}'s ComicBook/PostCrisis origin, Kryptonians are born in a "birthing matrix". Jor-El attached a star drive to Kal-El's. This essentially allowed Superman to be "born" on Earth, which was coupled with a severe winter which isolated the Kent family farm for months; this allowed the Kents to claim he was their natural son and eliminated all the hassle adoption of a foundling would entail in the modern world. It also allowed for an alternate future storyline where Superman is elected President of the United States, which only people born in the United States can do. This has [[RetCon since been undone]].
* ''YTheLastMan''. After virtually the entire male population (human and animal) dies off, finding a way of cloning the surviving women (and eventually men) becomes the only way of saving the human race.
* MarvelComics' Thundra came from a future LadyLand {{Dystopia}} where babies are engineered in the "Temple of Genetics".

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* Franchise/{{Superman}}
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In {{Superman}}'s Superman's ComicBook/PostCrisis origin, Kryptonians are born in a "birthing matrix". Jor-El attached a star drive to Kal-El's. This essentially allowed Superman to be "born" on Earth, which was coupled with a severe winter which isolated the Kent family farm for months; this allowed the Kents to claim he was their natural son and eliminated all the hassle adoption of a foundling would entail in the modern world. It also allowed for an alternate future storyline where Superman is elected President of the United States, which only people born in the United States can do. This has [[RetCon since been undone]].
* ''YTheLastMan''. After virtually the entire male population (human ** In ''Comicbook/KryptonNoMore'', Superman is made believe that his cousin Linda -alias Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}- and animal) dies off, finding a way of cloning the surviving women (and eventually men) becomes the only way of saving the human race.
he have powers due to genetic modification.
* MarvelComics' Marvel Comics' Thundra came from a future LadyLand {{Dystopia}} where babies are engineered in the "Temple of Genetics".
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