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13th Oct '17 1:59:44 AM PaulA
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* ''[[Literature/CoDominium The Mote In God's Eye]]'' examines this in detail with the Moties; not only do they breed rapidly, they're biologically unable to avoid breeding. Their race has been destroying itself in apocalyptic wars and rebuilding from the ashes of their world for hundreds of thousands of years.

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* ''[[Literature/CoDominium The Mote In God's Eye]]'' ''Literature/TheMoteInGodsEye'' examines this in detail with the Moties; not only do they breed rapidly, they're biologically unable to avoid breeding. Their race has been destroying itself in apocalyptic wars and rebuilding from the ashes of their world for hundreds of thousands of years.
10th Oct '17 9:07:43 PM Yuihime
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* ''Webcomic/SexyLosers'' has a character known only as the "Unbelievably Fertile Woman", who is constantly explaining to her horrified children the bizarre circumstances in which they were conceived. "[[RunningGag And that's the story of how you were born!]]"
8th Oct '17 10:56:32 AM Jubileus57
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* Both Prego the Momma Fish and the Breeders give birth to approximatively one guppy per ''minute''.

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* Both In ''VideoGame/{{Insaniquarium}}'', both Prego the Momma Fish and the Breeders give birth to approximatively one guppy per ''minute''.
8th Oct '17 10:56:06 AM Jubileus57
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* Both Prego the Momma Fish and the Breeders give birth to approximatively one guppy per ''minute''.
30th Sep '17 2:38:14 PM Perentie
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** The aphids are asexual breeders, not needing a male to reproduce. And to top things up, baby aphids are ''born pregnant''-they start churning out offspring of their own within ''minutes'' of their birth!

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** The aphids are asexual breeders, breeders for part of the year, not needing a male to reproduce. reproduce during that period. And to top things up, baby aphids are ''born pregnant''-they start churning out offspring of their own within ''minutes'' of their birth!as soon as they grow enough for it!



* Ignorant human fishermen inadvertently invoke this trope when they cut starfish in half, thinking they're eliminating the competition for mussels and oysters. Too bad the pieces of a bisected starfish can regenerate, creating ''two'' hungry echinoderms...

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* Ignorant human fishermen inadvertently invoke this trope when they cut starfish in half, thinking they're eliminating the competition for mussels and oysters. Too bad the pieces of a bisected starfish can regenerate, regenerate (provided enough of the center disc is intact), creating ''two'' hungry echinoderms...
9th Sep '17 10:50:41 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Anime/SevenMortalSins'', Mammon, the Demon Lord of Greed, has over 500,000 children.
30th Aug '17 6:20:06 PM zarpaulus
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* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', Judy Hopps (a rabbit) has 275 brothers and sisters, and the PopulationXAndCounting sign outside her town of Bunnyburrow is seen with an eight-figure number that is continuously going up as she takes the train to Zootopia. She even jokes about it while estimating Nick's unreported income:

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* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', Judy Hopps (a rabbit) has 275 brothers and sisters, sisters (at the beginning of the film, [[AMinorKidroduction when she's nine]], no telling how many she has 15 years later), and the PopulationXAndCounting sign outside her town of Bunnyburrow is seen with an eight-figure number that is continuously going up as she takes the train to Zootopia. She even jokes about it while estimating Nick's unreported income:
22nd Aug '17 3:35:37 PM DarkSoldier
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* In ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', we have orcs, goblins (including bugbears and hobgoblins) and kobolds. Interestingly, all three of them are ([[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch Usually]]) [[AlwaysChaoticEvil evil]].

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* In ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', we have orcs, goblins (including bugbears and hobgoblins) hobgoblins), and kobolds. Interestingly, all three of them are ([[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch Usually]]) [[AlwaysChaoticEvil evil]].



* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' has its own Orcs ("Orruks" in ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'') and also has the Skaven, subterranean rat-men with a world-spanning underground empire. The losses the Skaven suffer with their surface raiding and inter-clan warfare can't keep up with their reproduction, so they'll eat their own young if the opportunity presents itself.



* Cerebus' in ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' could spit out Cerebus Seeds, nasty little puppies that would grow into full-grown Cerebus', and spit out more Seeds... One mini-boss fight in the game was basically trying to kill a small group of them before you got overwhelmed.

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* Cerebus' Cerberi in ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' could can spit out Cerebus Cerberus Seeds, nasty little puppies that would grow into full-grown Cerebus', and Cerberi, which will spit out more Seeds... One mini-boss fight in the game was basically trying to kill a small group of them before you got overwhelmed.



** There are also pyjacks, which are much like the Gizka before them in KOTOR. These were formerly called "space monkeys" in ''Mass Effect 1'' and have become a major pest on the Krogan homeworld.

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** There are also pyjacks, which are much like the Gizka before them in KOTOR. These were formerly called "space monkeys" in ''Mass Effect 1'' and have become a major pest on the Krogan krogan homeworld.
10th Aug '17 11:25:52 PM merotoker
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* Scarfies in ''Anime/KirbyOfTheStars''

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* Scarfies in ''Anime/KirbyOfTheStars''''Anime/KirbyRightBackAtYa''



* Played for laughs in ''[[Disney/{{Fantasia}} Fantasia 2000]]''. In the Noah's Ark sequence, when the animals [[IncrediblyLamePun disembark]], there are still two of every kind, except for the rabbits - twenty or thirty of them hop by an astonished Donald Duck.

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* Played for laughs in ''[[Disney/{{Fantasia}} Fantasia 2000]]''. ''Disney/Fantasia2000''. In the Noah's Ark sequence, when the animals [[IncrediblyLamePun [[{{Pun}} disembark]], there are still two of every kind, except for the rabbits - twenty or thirty of them hop by an astonished Donald Duck.



* ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' series: The Xenomorphs. Give the queen somewhere cozy and warm and she'll carpet it with eggs.
** A ''[[ChestBurster literal]]'' Explosive Breeder, in fact.

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* ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' series: The Xenomorphs. Give the queen somewhere cozy and warm and she'll carpet it with eggs.
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eggs. A ''[[ChestBurster literal]]'' Explosive Breeder, in fact.



* This was humanity's great advantage against the elves in the Ryria Revelations. Elves were better than humans individually in every way: stronger, faster, tougher, more technologically adavanced, and better at magic. But where humans could replenish their numbers in decades, elves needed millennia. As one character put it, "[the elves] were drowning in a floodtide of humanity"

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* This was humanity's great advantage against the elves in the Ryria Revelations. Elves were better than humans individually in every way: stronger, faster, tougher, more technologically adavanced, advanced, and better at magic. But where humans could replenish their numbers in decades, elves needed millennia. As one character put it, "[the elves] were drowning in a floodtide of humanity"



* In ''VideoGame/TheGuardianLegend'', one of the enemies in the labyrinth areas is a [[DemonicSpider blue spider]] that if left unkilled, turns orange, then red, then it splits into seven identical copies of itself. These individual copies can split even more, making things a little... complicated.

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* In ''VideoGame/TheGuardianLegend'', one of the enemies in the labyrinth areas is a [[DemonicSpider [[DemonicSpiders blue spider]] that if left unkilled, turns orange, then red, then it splits into seven identical copies of itself. These individual copies can split even more, making things a little... complicated.



* Many RPG's have generic "Slime" monsters ('' Dragon Quest'''s slimes don't count) that [[AsteroidMonster multiply when you fight them]] meaning you have to kill them all before they multiply again. (Though sometimes they only multiply a certain amount of times before stopping)

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* Many RPG's have generic "Slime" monsters ('' Dragon (''Dragon Quest'''s slimes don't count) that [[AsteroidMonster [[AsteroidsMonster multiply when you fight them]] meaning you have to kill them all before they multiply again. (Though sometimes they only multiply a certain amount of times before stopping)



* ''Zapper: One Wicked Cricket'' has the [[MasterThief magpie]], six of whose eggs you have to collect on each level including the final boss fight for a total of seventy-eight. She also shoots her eggs at you during the battle.

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* ''Zapper: One Wicked Cricket'' has the [[MasterThief magpie]], magpie, six of whose eggs you have to collect on each level including the final boss fight for a total of seventy-eight. She also shoots her eggs at you during the battle.



* The Creator/TexAvery short "Magical Maestro" has rabbits conjured up in an opera singer's hands early in his performance. The second time rabbits appear in the singer's hands, he tries to hide them behind his back, but around a dozen offspring appear on his arms as he raises them less than two seconds afterward.
** Another Tex Avery cartoon (based on the FairyTale ''The Elves & the Shoemaker'') shows some elves towing a long rolling tray with two bunny slippers on the front of it. It goes behind a pillar, and when it comes out the other side, the tray is covered in tiny bunny slippers.

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* Creator/TexAvery
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The Creator/TexAvery short "Magical Maestro" has rabbits conjured up in an opera singer's hands early in his performance. The second time rabbits appear in the singer's hands, he tries to hide them behind his back, but around a dozen offspring appear on his arms as he raises them less than two seconds afterward.
** Another Tex Avery cartoon (based on the FairyTale ''The Elves & the Shoemaker'') shows some elves towing a long rolling tray with two bunny slippers on the front of it. It goes behind a pillar, and when it comes out the other side, the tray is covered in tiny bunny slippers.



* In one ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short, Happy Bunny (the prototypical version of WesternAnimation/BugsBunny) is shown to be the father of hundreds of kids.
** In the Bugs Bunny cartoon, Haredevil Hare, scientists are sending Bugs to the moon, and Bugs tries to plead with them saying [[IHaveAFamily he has a wife and kids... millions of kids.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'':
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In one ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short, Happy Bunny (the prototypical version of WesternAnimation/BugsBunny) is shown to be the father of hundreds of kids.
** In the Bugs Bunny cartoon, Haredevil Hare, "Haredevil Hare", scientists are sending Bugs to the moon, and Bugs tries to plead with them saying [[IHaveAFamily he has a wife and kids... millions of kids.]]
9th Aug '17 3:39:26 PM GMon
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* The krogan of ''Franchise/MassEffect'' ''used'' to be this trope in order to withstand their DeathWorld home planet. Scanning one former krogan colony world showed that they reached critical overpopulation in ''one generation''. If it weren't for the [[DepopulationBomb genophage]], they could easily have overrun the galaxy. The genophage reduces them to one live birth in a thousand (the rest being stillborn). If they didn't kill each other so fast this would leave them with fairly stable population ''growth'' rate.

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* The krogan of ''Franchise/MassEffect'' ''used'' to be this trope in order to withstand their DeathWorld [[DeathWorld home planet.planet]]. Scanning one former krogan colony world showed that they reached critical overpopulation in ''one generation''. If it weren't for the [[DepopulationBomb genophage]], they could easily have overrun the galaxy. The genophage reduces them to one live birth in a thousand (the rest being stillborn). If they didn't kill each other so fast this would leave them with fairly stable population ''growth'' rate.



* Some species in ''VideoGame/Stellaris'' can have the Rapid Breeder trait OR the Migratory trait or a combination of both. If you set up a migration treaty with another empire predominantly populated by one of these species, you can find that new colonies may be overrun with species of migrating aliens to the point that the planet's population can easily overtake it's ability to sustain the population, and can cause shortfalls in production until the situation is resolved. Combined with the Repugnant Trait, it may even force your own species or those of the native populations off the planet. If not careful, they could overrun an entire empire. Some players deliberately make these, with the intent of creating a subversive population that wants you to cede the planet back to the empire they came from... or make you regret concurring them in the first place.

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* Some species in ''VideoGame/Stellaris'' ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'' can have the Rapid Breeder trait OR and[=/=]or the Migratory trait or a combination of both.trait. If you set up a migration treaty with another empire predominantly populated by one of these species, you can find that new colonies may be overrun with species of migrating aliens to the point that the planet's population can easily overtake it's ability to sustain the population, and can cause shortfalls in production until the situation is resolved. Combined with the Repugnant Trait, it may even force your own species or those of the native populations off the planet. If not careful, they could overrun an entire empire. Some players deliberately make these, with the intent of creating a subversive population that wants you to cede the planet back to the empire they came from... or make you regret concurring them in the first place.
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