History Main / FetusTerrible

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.
21st Sep '16 8:16:09 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.
9th Sep '16 1:03:37 AM PaulA
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* The titular monstrosities of the short story ''[[Creator/OrsonScottCard Eumenides in the Fourth Floor Lavatory]]'' don't appear in an unborn state, but they look an awful lot like stillborn fetuses (with a fair amount of demon mixed in.) The term used for them is significant: "Eumenides" are otherwise known as "[[Myth/ClassicalMythology Furies]]," and these freaks are the main character's punishment for [[spoiler:ParentalIncest]].

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* The titular monstrosities of the short story ''[[Creator/OrsonScottCard Eumenides "Eumenides in the Fourth Floor Lavatory]]'' Lavatory", from Creator/OrsonScottCard's collection ''Literature/MapsInAMirror'', don't appear in an unborn state, but they look an awful lot like stillborn fetuses (with a fair amount of demon mixed in.) in). The term used for them is significant: "Eumenides" are otherwise known as "[[Myth/ClassicalMythology Furies]]," and these freaks are the main character's punishment for [[spoiler:ParentalIncest]].
27th Aug '16 4:24:25 AM Gowan
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* Played with in ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfGynostar''; Douglas is the fetus one of the villains kept in a jar in her house, apparently he's her child. Later on, he joins Gynostar's team of superheroes, having acquired a robot suit that enables him to walk and shoot lasers.
4th Aug '16 11:44:26 AM WillBGood
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* Zigzagged with Rahne "Wolfsbane" Sinclair of the ''ComicBook/NewMutants'' and her son Tier. At first, it seems to be played straight; [[ExpressDelivery he develops at a freakish speed]] and kicks so hard that she needs an EmergencyPowerUp of SuperToughness to cope with it, and eventually she gives birth to him by ''vomiting him out of her mouth''. Averted in that not only can all of this be explained reasonably (Rahne's a mutant, dad's an [[PhysicalGod Asgardian]] [[UpliftedAnimals wolf-spirit]]), Tier himself isn't evil.

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* Zigzagged with Rahne "Wolfsbane" Sinclair of the ''ComicBook/NewMutants'' and her son Tier. At first, it seems to be played straight; [[ExpressDelivery he develops at a freakish speed]] and kicks so hard that she needs an EmergencyPowerUp of SuperToughness to cope with it, and eventually she gives birth to him by ''vomiting him out of her mouth''. Averted in that not only can all of this be explained reasonably (Rahne's a mutant, dad's an [[PhysicalGod Asgardian]] [[UpliftedAnimals [[UpliftedAnimal wolf-spirit]]), Tier himself isn't evil.
23rd Jun '16 10:53:10 PM SutairuMasuta
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* In ''VideoGame/DmCDevilMayCry'' Dante barges into a night club owned by a demonic mistress of Mundus who is heavily pregnant with their child. At the beginning of the boss battle, the child sprouts out of the mother's body, sucking her inside itself and transforming into a huge demon baby. After its defeat it's forced back into the womb.
12th Jun '16 5:31:25 PM nombretomado
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** The worst would have to be MsMarvel in ''ComicBook/TheAvengers'', who got spontaneously pregnant, went through hyper-accelerated gestation, and gave birth to a child who rapidly grew into an adult and mind-controlled her into being his lover. Not only is it squicky almost beyond description, it's nigh-unfathomable how this got past, well, anyone in a Comics Code approved book in 1980.

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** The worst would have to be MsMarvel ComicBook/MsMarvel in ''ComicBook/TheAvengers'', who got spontaneously pregnant, went through hyper-accelerated gestation, and gave birth to a child who rapidly grew into an adult and mind-controlled her into being his lover. Not only is it squicky almost beyond description, it's nigh-unfathomable how this got past, well, anyone in a Comics Code approved book in 1980.
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