History Main / FetusTerrible

17th Jul '17 6:18:33 PM cybertoy0
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** "If I didn't know better, I would 'swear' that he was trying to moon us."

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** In "I Married Marge", Dr. Hibbert examines the pregnant Marge via ultrasound, and when Bart turns so his butt is facing the screen, Hibbert remarks, "If I didn't know better, I would 'swear' ''swear'' that he was trying to moon us."
26th Jun '17 8:14:15 AM Greystone101
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** Mirri Maz Duurr believed that Daenerys Targaryen's child with Khal Drogo was this. [[spoiler: So she did something about it. According to the possibly-exaggerated tales of the other women present, the stillbirth was hideously deformed, with scales and bat-wings, though it's not clear whether it was like this before or after Mirri performed her magic]].

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** Mirri Maz Duurr believed that Daenerys Targaryen's child with Khal Drogo was this. [[spoiler: So she did something about it. According to the possibly-exaggerated tales of the other women present, the stillbirth was hideously deformed, with scales and bat-wings, though it's not clear whether it was like this before or after Mirri performed her magic]].bat-wings.]]
6th Jun '17 7:22:21 PM nombretomado
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* In the WhateleyUniverse, there's a classic example in a Lovecraftian sense. A woman whose ancestry isn't all human is made pregnant by a demon whose parent is Shub-Niggurath. The unborn child is predicted to be a powerful demon whose progeny will wipe the earth clean of humans. The mother is killed. Subversion: the mother is killed over twenty years too late, and the child grows up apparently human until his death. At which point it comes back to life and fights like hell ''not'' to be turned into the predicted demon. Currently in this universe, said character is one of the heroes. So far.

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* In the WhateleyUniverse, Literature/WhateleyUniverse, there's a classic example in a Lovecraftian sense. A woman whose ancestry isn't all human is made pregnant by a demon whose parent is Shub-Niggurath. The unborn child is predicted to be a powerful demon whose progeny will wipe the earth clean of humans. The mother is killed. Subversion: the mother is killed over twenty years too late, and the child grows up apparently human until his death. At which point it comes back to life and fights like hell ''not'' to be turned into the predicted demon. Currently in this universe, said character is one of the heroes. So far.
28th Feb '17 7:31:05 PM Idek618
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* ''Film/ItsAlive''. The first thing the baby does when its born is slaughter the attending medical staff. And in the sequels, the creatures get even more horrific...

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* ''Film/ItsAlive''. The first thing the baby does when its it's born is slaughter the attending medical staff. And in the sequels, the creatures get even more horrific...
13th Jan '17 5:09:43 PM Shadoboy
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* ''VideoGame/SouthParkTheStickOfTruth'': After the [[spoiler:abortion]] scene you have to [[spoiler:fight off waves of aborted NaziZombie fetuses ending in a boss battle against a huge mutant undead fetus]]. It's one of the most disturbing parts of the game, especially if sympathise with the [[spoiler:dead]] babies.

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* ''VideoGame/SouthParkTheStickOfTruth'': After the [[spoiler:abortion]] scene you have to [[spoiler:fight off waves of aborted NaziZombie fetuses ending in a boss battle against a the huge mutant undead fetus]].fetus from Khloe Kardashian's latest abortion]]. It's one of the most disturbing parts of the game, especially if sympathise with the [[spoiler:dead]] babies.
1st Jan '17 6:39:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* When Gail is pregnant with Lucas Buck's child in ''Series/AmericanGothic'', she sees the baby as this during her ultrasound.

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* When Gail is pregnant with Lucas Buck's child in ''Series/AmericanGothic'', ''Series/AmericanGothic1995'', she sees the baby as this during her ultrasound.
9th Nov '16 10:26:08 AM StFan
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->'''Cameron''': What happened?\\
'''Kim''': I was scanned. The woman in the waiting room...\\
'''Cameron''': She scanned you?\\
'''Kim''': No, not her. Her child. Her unborn child scanned me.

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->'''Cameron''': ->'''Cameron:''' What happened?\\
'''Kim''': '''Kim:''' I was scanned. The woman in the waiting room...\\
'''Cameron''': '''Cameron:''' She scanned you?\\
'''Kim''': '''Kim:''' No, not her. Her child. Her unborn child scanned me.



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* ''ComicStrip/NineChickweedLane'': Monty, who is either {{God|IsEvil}} or just [[AGodAmI a very eccentric human]], has decided that [[HumansAreBastards he's disappointed with humans]] and (after contemplating wiping us out with [[TheVirus a nice little plague]]) wants to improve this by evolving humans into [[BodyHorror cockroaches]], starting with an unborn child whose parents happen to be an ex-nun and an ex-priest, although it's not clear if he's aware of this. When Monty tells the ex-nun his great idea, she [[MamaBear tosses him into a lake.]]
* ''Webcomic/MyCage'': [[http://www.seattlepi.com/fun/mycage.asp?date=20091111 In this strip]] during Violet's ultrasound the doctor is quite terrified that the baby's heartbeat sounds like the theme from ''Film/{{Jaws}}'', but since this is [[PerpetualFrowner Violet]] and [[SmallNameBigEgo Rex's]] [[NoAccountingForTaste baby]], they seem quite pleased.
* One strip of ''ComicStrip/TomTheDancingBug'' featured Bad Fetus, a remorseless cop-killer.
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* ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'', obviously. There's a ''reason'' why the newlyborn is called a chestburster. It's made all the more horrible in ''Film/{{Alien 3}}'', when [[spoiler:Ripley is impregnated and you ''know'' she will die, [[HeroicSacrifice one way or another]]]]...

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* ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'', obviously. There's a ''reason'' why the newlyborn is called a chestburster. It's made all the more horrible in ''Film/{{Alien 3}}'', ''Film/Alien3'', when [[spoiler:Ripley is impregnated and you ''know'' she will die, [[HeroicSacrifice one way or another]]]]...



* Barbara Eden did a film called ''The Stranger Within'', where she plays a woman who's taken over by the alien fetus she's carrying. In the end [[spoiler: it turns out several women were impregnated, and they all get whisked off into space by the babies' father(s).]]
** It becomes HarsherInHindsight when you know what happened to Barbara Eden's own children.

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* Barbara Eden did a film called ''The Stranger Within'', where she plays a woman who's taken over by the alien fetus she's carrying. In the end [[spoiler: it turns out several women were impregnated, and they all get whisked off into space by the babies' father(s).]]
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]] It becomes HarsherInHindsight when you know what happened to Barbara Eden's own children.



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* ''ComicStrip/NineChickweedLane'': Monty, who is either {{God|IsEvil}} or just [[AGodAmI a very eccentric human]], has decided that [[HumansAreBastards he's disappointed with humans]] and (after contemplating wiping us out with [[TheVirus a nice little plague]]) wants to improve this by evolving humans into [[BodyHorror cockroaches]], starting with an unborn child whose parents happen to be an ex-nun and an ex-priest, although it's not clear if he's aware of this. When Monty tells the ex-nun his great idea, she [[MamaBear tosses him into a lake.]]
* ''Webcomic/MyCage'': [[http://www.seattlepi.com/fun/mycage.asp?date=20091111 In this strip]] during Violet's ultrasound the doctor is quite terrified that the baby's heartbeat sounds like the theme from ''Film/{{Jaws}}'', but since this is [[PerpetualFrowner Violet]] and [[SmallNameBigEgo Rex's]] [[NoAccountingForTaste baby]], they seem quite pleased.
* One strip of ''ComicStrip/TomTheDancingBug'' featured Bad Fetus, a remorseless cop-killer.
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* Completely and utterly inverted in ''MetamorCity'' with Darla, who is an abnormally intelligent with massively powerful telepathy and precognition. Despite this she is a completely innocent unborn child. [[spoiler: She is so powerful enough that she could stun Victor when he was telepathically listening despite him having a partially cybernetic brain to protect his mind that protects against and fools other powerful telepaths.]] Unfortunately her death at the hands of her psychotic father is a ForegoneConclusion.

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* Completely and utterly inverted in ''MetamorCity'' ''Podcast/MetamorCity'' with Darla, who is an abnormally intelligent with massively powerful telepathy and precognition. Despite this she is a completely innocent unborn child. [[spoiler: She is so powerful enough that she could stun Victor when he was telepathically listening despite him having a partially cybernetic brain to protect his mind that protects against and fools other powerful telepaths.]] Unfortunately her death at the hands of her psychotic father is a ForegoneConclusion.



22nd Oct '16 10:30:19 AM Prometheus117
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* Medivh from the ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' series. He was possessed by the spirit of Sargeras (''Warcraft'''s equivalent of {{Satan}}) while he was still in his mother's womb. [[spoiler:He got better by the time of the third installment]].

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* Medivh from the ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' series. He was possessed by the spirit of Sargeras (''Warcraft'''s equivalent of {{Satan}}) while he was still in his mother's womb. [[spoiler:He got better by the time of the third installment]]. It latter turns out that [[spoiler:[[GeniusLoci Azeroth itself]] is in danger of becoming this should the [[TheCorruption Old Gods]] manage to corrupt the nascent Titan world-soul slumbering within its core]].
15th Oct '16 4:13:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* Zigzagged in the original ''Series/{{V}}'' franchise, as Robin's pregnancy by a Visitor at first looks like this trope, causing her to crave raw meat and nearly killing her when an abortion is attempted. [[spoiler: She gives birth to twins: a daughter who looks human, then reveals a reptilian tongue and poison spit, but grows up to be one of the good guys; and a short-lived scaled son who's the carrier of a toxin that becomes the heroes' chief weapon against the alien invaders. So he's a Fetus Terrible for humans in looks and ''for the aliens'' in physiology.]]

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* Zigzagged in the original ''Series/{{V}}'' ''Series/{{V 1983}}'' franchise, as Robin's pregnancy by a Visitor at first looks like this trope, causing her to crave raw meat and nearly killing her when an abortion is attempted. [[spoiler: She gives birth to twins: a daughter who looks human, then reveals a reptilian tongue and poison spit, but grows up to be one of the good guys; and a short-lived scaled son who's the carrier of a toxin that becomes the heroes' chief weapon against the alien invaders. So he's a Fetus Terrible for humans in looks and ''for the aliens'' in physiology.]]
21st Sep '16 8:17:10 PM Sharlee
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* In Cassarabia, a neighboring imperial power from the ''Literature/JackelianSeries'', this trope has actually become ''industrialized'', as sorcerers known as "womb mages" use magical genetic engineering to produce new life forms that are gestated inside female slaves. Such "producers" seldom survive more than a few years' of such surrogacy, as the resulting artificial life forms are often ''much'' larger than any human ''adult'', let alone a human infant: some "producers" are kept in nutrient vats to sustain their pregnancies, and have ''ribs and pelvic bones'' surgically removed to accommodate their oversized pseudo-offspring.

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* In Cassarabia, a neighboring imperial power from the ''Literature/JackelianSeries'', this trope has actually become ''industrialized'', as sorcerers known as "womb mages" use magical genetic engineering to produce new life forms that are gestated inside female slaves. Such These unwilling "producers" seldom survive more than a few years' of such forced surrogacy, as the resulting artificial life forms are often ''much'' larger than any human ''adult'', let alone a human infant: some "producers" are kept in nutrient vats to sustain their pregnancies, and have ''ribs and pelvic bones'' surgically removed to accommodate their oversized over-sized pseudo-offspring.
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