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26th Jul '16 9:28:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* Exaggerated and Deconstructed in ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet''. Freddy Krueger is implied to have been conceived this way. His mother was a nun who worked at a mental institution where she became trapped alone with one hundred of the inmates over a period of several nights. [[ChildByRape Freddy was the result]], and became taunted all his life as the "Son of a Hundred Maniacs". Subverted in ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet5TheDreamChild'': one of the maniacs is shown to [[IdenticalGrandson look exactly like pre-death Freddy]], hinting that this is in fact his biological father.

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* Exaggerated and Deconstructed in ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet''. Freddy Krueger is implied to have been conceived this way. His mother was a nun who worked at a mental institution where she became trapped alone with one hundred of the inmates over a period of several nights. [[ChildByRape Freddy was the result]], and became taunted all his life as the "Son of a Hundred Maniacs". Subverted in ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet5TheDreamChild'': [[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet5TheDreamChild the fifth movie]], however: one of the maniacs is shown to [[IdenticalGrandson look exactly like pre-death Freddy]], hinting that this is in fact his biological father.
20th May '16 1:29:47 PM Doug86
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** Andorians--in the StarTrekNovelVerse (''StarTrekOnline'' borrowed this)--have four sexes and need to form a telepathically bound quartet comprised of one of each sex before they can hope to conceive. "Chan" and "thaan" approximate male, while "zhen" and "shen" approximate female (the "shen" conceives the embryo while the "zhen" carries it to term in a pouch). There isn't any evidence of this within the LiveActionTV {{canon}} though: It's based on a throwaway line from Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration: [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS4E11DatasDay "Data's Day"]] that Andorian marriages consist of four people, but that could just as easily imply [[ExoticExtendedMarriage polygamy]]. Since they have a low birth rate, it's a HandWave for why that race isn't seen much in space, despite being one of the Federation's founding species. The novels have fleshed out the four-sex biology and four-gender culture interpretation considerably. This is apparently an EnforcedTrope: the authors felt that it offered more storytelling opportunities than the polygamy explanation.

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** Andorians--in the StarTrekNovelVerse Franchise/StarTrekNovelVerse (''StarTrekOnline'' borrowed this)--have four sexes and need to form a telepathically bound quartet comprised of one of each sex before they can hope to conceive. "Chan" and "thaan" approximate male, while "zhen" and "shen" approximate female (the "shen" conceives the embryo while the "zhen" carries it to term in a pouch). There isn't any evidence of this within the LiveActionTV {{canon}} though: It's based on a throwaway line from Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration: [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS4E11DatasDay "Data's Day"]] that Andorian marriages consist of four people, but that could just as easily imply [[ExoticExtendedMarriage polygamy]]. Since they have a low birth rate, it's a HandWave for why that race isn't seen much in space, despite being one of the Federation's founding species. The novels have fleshed out the four-sex biology and four-gender culture interpretation considerably. This is apparently an EnforcedTrope: the authors felt that it offered more storytelling opportunities than the polygamy explanation.
18th Mar '16 7:40:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* Double Subverted in ''EarthFinalConflict''. Liam Kincaid is the result of three biological parents: two human parents and one alien. Agent Sandoval, Agent Beckett and Ha'Gel, who was possessing Sandoval.

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* Double Subverted in ''EarthFinalConflict''.''Series/EarthFinalConflict''. Liam Kincaid is the result of three biological parents: two human parents and one alien. Agent Sandoval, Agent Beckett and Ha'Gel, who was possessing Sandoval.
11th Mar '16 3:31:49 PM TrickyTroper
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Subtrope of BizarreAlienSexes. Compare and contrast HomosexualReproduction and HasTwoMommies. Opposite of TrulySingleParent.

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Subtrope of BizarreAlienSexes. BizarreAlienSexes and HasTwoMommies. Compare and contrast HomosexualReproduction and HasTwoMommies.HomosexualReproduction. Opposite of TrulySingleParent.
11th Mar '16 3:30:47 PM TrickyTroper
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Moe Szyslak is implied to have two fathers. In the episode ''Moe Goes From Rags To Riches'', it is shown that his father is a Yeti. However, in ''Walking Big And Tall'', a flashback shows a young Moe with a man resembling him.
5th Feb '16 9:21:36 AM zarpaulus
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* In ''Series/TheExpanse'' Jim Holden has eight biological parents, five fathers and three mothers, all of whom contributed some chromosomes.
4th Jan '16 6:28:57 AM Plactus
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* In ''Webcomic/ChainmailBikini'', Josh suggests this as an explanation for his TooManyHalves character. The only explanation of how such a thing would be possible is that dark elves and ogres are okay with polygamy. No alternate explanation is given.
7th Dec '15 1:15:12 AM MachRider1985
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* Exaggerated and Deconstructed in ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet''. Freddy Krueger is implied to have been conceived this way. His mother was a nun who worked at a mental institution where she became trapped alone with one hundred of the inmates over a period of several nights. [[ChildByRape Freddy was the result]], and became taunted all his life as the "Son of a Hundred Maniacs". Subverted in ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet5TheDreamChild'': one of the maniacs is shown to [[IdenticalGrandson look exactly like pre-death Freddy]], hinting that this is in fact his biological father.

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* Exaggerated and Deconstructed in ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet''. Freddy Krueger is implied to have been conceived this way. His mother was a nun who worked at a mental institution where she became trapped alone ''Fanfic/LastChildOfKrypton'': In the redux, when Yui Ikari tinkered with one hundred of the inmates over alien rocket, the ship's devices grafted a period sampling of several nights. [[ChildByRape Freddy Kryptonian genetic onto her fetus' while Shinji was the result]], in her womb, giving him an extra set of chromosomes and became taunted all his life as the "Son a huge array of a Hundred Maniacs". Subverted in ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet5TheDreamChild'': one of the maniacs is shown to [[IdenticalGrandson look exactly like pre-death Freddy]], hinting that this is in fact his biological father.powers when he grew up.


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* Exaggerated and Deconstructed in ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet''. Freddy Krueger is implied to have been conceived this way. His mother was a nun who worked at a mental institution where she became trapped alone with one hundred of the inmates over a period of several nights. [[ChildByRape Freddy was the result]], and became taunted all his life as the "Son of a Hundred Maniacs". Subverted in ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet5TheDreamChild'': one of the maniacs is shown to [[IdenticalGrandson look exactly like pre-death Freddy]], hinting that this is in fact his biological father.
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6th Dec '15 6:39:17 PM Katsuhagi
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* Parodied in ''{{Drowtales}}''. The twist ending of one non-canon sidestory has [[MadScientist Asira'malika Val'Jaal'darya]] cheerfully announce after teasing the (all female) clan leaders at a gathering about the identity of the baby she's carrying that they are ''all'' the child's mothers. The other leaders all either think this is a bad joke or get angry at her, but a montage showing the child growing up shows that she displays traits from their various bloodlines.

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* Parodied in ''{{Drowtales}}''. The twist ending of one non-canon sidestory has [[MadScientist Asira'malika Val'Jaal'darya]] cheerfully announce after spending most of the story teasing the (all female) clan leaders at a gathering about the identity of the "second mother" of the baby she's carrying that they are ''all'' the child's mothers. The other leaders all either think this is a bad joke or get angry at her, but a montage showing the child growing up shows that she displays traits from their various bloodlines.
5th Dec '15 2:53:02 PM Mr.Bubbles
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* Mitochondrial donation is a form of in-vitro fertilization where the baby receives Mitochondrial DNA, or mDNA, from a third party to combat certain disorders. While it may not be much [[note]] mDNA only encodes 37 genes in humans[[/note]], through this process, a baby is technically born with genetic information from three parents.
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