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26th Mar '18 7:28:27 PM Quivico
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** Leda conceives ''quadruplets'' (Helen of Troy, Clytemnestra, Castor and Pollux) in the same night by the god Zeus (disguised as a swan) and and her mortal husband Tyndareus. Instead of giving birth to the children, Leda [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext lays eggs that hatch them]]. The exact parentage varies widely among accounts.

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** Leda conceives ''quadruplets'' (Helen of Troy, Clytemnestra, Castor and Pollux) in the same night by the god Zeus (disguised as a swan) and and her mortal husband Tyndareus. Instead of giving birth to the children, Leda [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext lays eggs that hatch them]]. The exact parentage varies widely among accounts.
4th Mar '18 3:20:33 PM nombretomado
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** Andorians--in the 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.

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** Andorians--in the Franchise/StarTrekNovelVerse (''StarTrekOnline'' (''VideoGame/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.
3rd Mar '18 9:48:38 PM Averagemoe
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* Film/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy: The film adaptation has Ford and Zaphod sharing three of their mothers.
18th Feb '18 2:47:59 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Zig Zagged in Creator/KurtVonnegut's ''Literature/SlaughterhouseFive''. The Tralfamadorians claim to have five sexes. Because they can see through time as well as space, they claim ''humans'' actually have ''seven'' sexes. Five of these are "only active in the fourth dimension," so humans can't perceive their contribution to the reproductive process. Three are named as examples: male homosexuals, women over sixty-five, and babies who live less than an hour after birth (though female homosexuals and men over sixty-five are not necessary for reproduction). Each human would thus have 7 individuals who contributed to the act of procreation even though we can only detect 2.

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* Zig Zagged Creator/KurtVonnegut zig-zags this trope in Creator/KurtVonnegut's ''Literature/SlaughterhouseFive''. The Tralfamadorians claim to have five sexes. Because they can see through time as well as space, they claim ''humans'' actually have ''seven'' sexes. Five of these (including gay men, women over 65, and babies who live less than an hour after birth) are "only active in the fourth dimension," so dimension" and humans can't perceive their contribution to the reproductive process. Three are named as examples: male homosexuals, women over sixty-five, and babies who live less than an hour after birth (though female homosexuals and men over sixty-five are not necessary for reproduction).process. Each human would thus have 7 individuals who contributed to the act of procreation even though we can only detect 2.
7th Dec '17 9:33:05 AM heroslover
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* ''Webcomic/ThePerryBibleFellowship'', in the comic "Technorgy", a group of various humanoid technologies, such as a rotary phone, a TV, and a radio are shown having an orgy. Nine months later, they have created a baby smart phone.
28th Oct '17 2:11:58 PM GrammarNavi
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* In the Manga/{{Naruto}}, PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians, VideoGame/MonsterHunter and (recently) ChronoCross crossover [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11782922/1/ Hunter With a Divine Third]], Naruto is born with the divine help of Artemis, who blessed his mother's womb. That somehow makes him be a third divine (thus the name of the story).

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* In the Manga/{{Naruto}}, PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians, VideoGame/MonsterHunter ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'', ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'' and (recently) ChronoCross ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'' crossover [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11782922/1/ Hunter With a Divine Third]], Naruto is born with the divine help of Artemis, who blessed his mother's womb. That somehow makes him be a third divine (thus the name of the story).
3rd Aug '17 1:04:31 AM animenutcase
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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'': To some extent, Giorno Giovanna is the son of Johnathan Joestar, Dio Brando and his unnamed mother, as a result of Dio fathering him while possessing Johnathan's body. Though biologically a Joestar, he seems to inherit more traits from Dio.

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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'': To some extent, Giorno Giovanna is the son of Johnathan Jonathan Joestar, Dio Brando and his unnamed mother, as a result of Dio fathering him while possessing Johnathan's Jonathan's body. Though biologically a Joestar, he seems to inherit more traits from Dio.
21st Jul '17 6:37:37 AM MarqFJA
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Subtrope of BizarreAlienSexes and HasTwoMommies. Compare and contrast HomosexualReproduction. Opposite of TrulySingleParent.

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Subtrope of Compare BizarreAlienSexes and HasTwoMommies. Compare and contrast HomosexualReproduction. Opposite of TrulySingleParent.
16th Jul '17 1:03:14 PM Grobi
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* In the Manga/{{Naruto}}, PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians, MonsterHunter and (recently) ChronoCross crossover [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11782922/1/ Hunter With a Divine Third]], Naruto is born with the divine help of Artemis, who blessed his mother's womb. That somehow makes him be a third divine (thus the name of the story).

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* In the Manga/{{Naruto}}, PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians, MonsterHunter VideoGame/MonsterHunter and (recently) ChronoCross crossover [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11782922/1/ Hunter With a Divine Third]], Naruto is born with the divine help of Artemis, who blessed his mother's womb. That somehow makes him be a third divine (thus the name of the story).
26th May '17 9:03:37 PM karstovich2
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** Theseus was the son of both Aegeus and the sea god Poseidon, due to his mother taking an early morning wade in the ocean.

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** Theseus was the son of both Aegeus and the sea god Poseidon, due to his mother taking an early morning wade in the ocean. This gave Theseus both the right to rule Athens (as Aegeus was the King of Athens) and power over the sea ("[[JustSoStory explaining]]" Athens' naval superiority and dominance of maritime commerce).
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