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19th May '16 9:48:15 PM nombretomado
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* Sophie, Mark's baby-desperate (ex?) wife on ''PeepShow'' tries to trap Mark and/or his roommate Jez this way.

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* Sophie, Mark's baby-desperate (ex?) wife on ''PeepShow'' ''Series/PeepShow'' tries to trap Mark and/or his roommate Jez this way.



* In ''Series/TheOffice'', Kelly told Ryan she was pregnant to get him to agree to go out with her again. Immediate cut to Kelly silently shaking her head at the camera.

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* In ''Series/TheOffice'', ''Series/TheOfficeUS'', Kelly told Ryan she was pregnant to get him to agree to go out with her again. Immediate cut to Kelly silently shaking her head at the camera.
16th May '16 10:41:31 PM TheWanderer
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* Comedy writer/standup Ali Wong talked about this trope throughout her standup special "Baby Cobra". Specifically, she talked about turning her dating life around from the losers she used to date when she met her husband, and going out of her way to be sure to get into a relationship with him and get him to propose to her because he had much better prospects for the future than any man she might otherwise date. She specifically, and repeatedly, describes it as "trapping" him, with the hope that thanks to his business background she could retire early and still live a happy, prosperous life of comfort. But at the very end of the special it turns into a subversion when she describes discovering that his Harvard education had left him massively in debt and they would in fact be relying on ''her'' money from writing for shows like ''Series/FreshOffTheBoat'' to take care of it.
-->Worked hard to trap his ass, got him to propose to me, oh my God, then we got married, my dream is coming true, then we got pregnant, and recently we bought our first home together. And two weeks into the escrow process, I learned that my beautiful, Harvard educated husband was ''seventy thousand dollars'' in debt. And me, with my hard earned T.V. money, wound up paying it all off. [{{beat}}] So as it turns out, he's the one who trapped '''''me!''''' ... Now if I don't work, we die! Why else do think I'm doing this show while seven and a half months pregnant?!
8th May '16 3:50:11 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''{{Accelerando}}'' Mannfred Macx's girlfriend ''rapes'' him to have his child and force him to be what she sees as a responsible adult. Ultimately subverted; while she does have a daughter, and Mannfred does what he can to be a part of her life, he continues his lifestyle as before.

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* In ''{{Accelerando}}'' ''Literature/{{Accelerando}}'' Mannfred Macx's girlfriend ''rapes'' him to have his child and force him to be what she sees as a responsible adult. Ultimately subverted; while she does have a daughter, and Mannfred does what he can to be a part of her life, he continues his lifestyle as before.
4th May '16 5:39:13 PM kataangluvr
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* Diana, the mother in ''Too Close to Home'', believes that this was pulled on her son to get him to marry his child's mother. This was averted since the son's wife confessed to her pregnancy after he asked her to marry him.
16th Apr '16 10:18:44 AM nmn3r3
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* * Every daytime soap ever, and nine tenths of every hispanic telenovelas made. Often coupled with (in)ConvenientMiscarriage. One version on ''Series/TheBoldAndTheBeautiful'' even had the ''man'' being the one to poke the hole in the condom so that he could "do the right thing" and marry his girlfriend, while several others--''Series/GuidingLight'', ''Series/AllMyChildren'' have had the woman damaging her ''diaphragm'' rather than the condom. One exemplary example from ''Series/OneLifeToLive'' had Blair ensnaring Todd this way to get her hands on his money. Todd became suspicious after her ex-husband Asa warned him that Blair had pulled the same stunt on him and demanded that she take a pregnancy test. Much to her shock and relief, it was positive--Blair had in fact conceived at some point. But she was still found out months later when she miscarried and Todd realized she wasn't as far along as she should have been.

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* * Every daytime soap ever, and nine tenths of every hispanic telenovelas made. Often coupled with (in)ConvenientMiscarriage. One version on ''Series/TheBoldAndTheBeautiful'' even had the ''man'' being the one to poke the hole in the condom so that he could "do the right thing" and marry his girlfriend, while several others--''Series/GuidingLight'', ''Series/AllMyChildren'' have had the woman damaging her ''diaphragm'' rather than the condom. One exemplary example from ''Series/OneLifeToLive'' had Blair ensnaring Todd this way to get her hands on his money. Todd became suspicious after her ex-husband Asa warned him that Blair had pulled the same stunt on him and demanded that she take a pregnancy test. Much to her shock and relief, it was positive--Blair had in fact conceived at some point. But she was still found out months later when she miscarried and Todd realized she wasn't as far along as she should have been.
22nd Mar '16 8:54:40 PM JapaneseTeeth
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* ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'' plays this for laughs in one of the sidequests: A Nopon woman attempts to pull one of these... except she isn't actually pregnant, so she tries to use a badly-made doll in the place of a baby.
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3rd Mar '16 3:11:12 AM Dravencour
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* This was the subject of a ''Series/DrPhil'' episode and one couple involved a man having sex with his wife ''while she was asleep'' to get her pregnant. In the same episode, another woman deliberately sabotaged/stopped taking her birth control so she'd get pregnant. Of course, in both cases, the doctor tore right into them.

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* This was the subject of a ''Series/DrPhil'' ''Series/DoctorPhil'' episode and one couple involved a man having sex with his wife ''while she was asleep'' to get her pregnant. In the same episode, another woman deliberately sabotaged/stopped taking her birth control so she'd get pregnant. Of course, in both cases, the doctor tore right into them.
27th Feb '16 5:58:01 PM DrOO7
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* Every daytime soap ever, and nine tenths of every hispanic telenovelas made. Often coupled with (in)ConvenientMiscarriage. One version even had the ''man'' being the one to poke the hole in the condom so that he could "do the right thing" and marry his girlfriend, while several others have had the woman damaging her ''diaphragm'' rather than the condom.



* A frequent SoapOpera trope, and one that just as frequently fails. One exemplary example from ''Series/OneLifeToLive'' had Blair ensnaring Todd this way to get her hands on his money. Todd became suspicious after her ex-husband Asa warned him that Blair had pulled the same stunt on him and demanded that she take a pregnancy test. Much to her shock and relief, it was positive--Blair had in fact conceived at some point. But her she was still found out months later when she miscarried and Todd realized she wasn't as far along as she should have been.

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* A frequent SoapOpera trope, * Every daytime soap ever, and nine tenths of every hispanic telenovelas made. Often coupled with (in)ConvenientMiscarriage. One version on ''Series/TheBoldAndTheBeautiful'' even had the ''man'' being the one to poke the hole in the condom so that just as frequently fails.he could "do the right thing" and marry his girlfriend, while several others--''Series/GuidingLight'', ''Series/AllMyChildren'' have had the woman damaging her ''diaphragm'' rather than the condom. One exemplary example from ''Series/OneLifeToLive'' had Blair ensnaring Todd this way to get her hands on his money. Todd became suspicious after her ex-husband Asa warned him that Blair had pulled the same stunt on him and demanded that she take a pregnancy test. Much to her shock and relief, it was positive--Blair had in fact conceived at some point. But her she was still found out months later when she miscarried and Todd realized she wasn't as far along as she should have been.been.
* ''Series/TheYoungAndTheRestless'': Sharon technically does this to Nick even though they're actually very HappilyMarried. But she's insecure about the relationship (his mother dislikes her) and figures this is the best way to hang onto him. It pays off, as her mother-in-law finally warms up to her once news of the pregnancy gets out.
21st Feb '16 7:40:56 AM AliceAddams13
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* Invoked in a supernatural and HoYay way in ''InterviewWithTheVampire'': Lestat changes Claudia [[UndeadChild into a vampire]] so Louis will not leave him--if Louis leaves, Lestat will starve her to madness.

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* Invoked in a supernatural and HoYay way in ''InterviewWithTheVampire'': Lestat changes Claudia [[UndeadChild into a vampire]] so Louis will not leave him--if Louis leaves, Lestat will starve her to madness.
16th Feb '16 8:25:21 AM Dravencour
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* A favorite tactic of Creator/{{Laina}}''s [[ImageMacro "Overly Attached Girlfriend"]].

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* A favorite tactic of Creator/{{Laina}}''s Creator/{{Laina}}'s [[ImageMacro "Overly Attached Girlfriend"]].
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