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2nd Apr '17 10:47:34 AM DarkHunter
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* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'': Played with. After a particularly nasty battle in the second season, Atra gets it in her head to have a child with protagonist Mikazuki to give him a reason to live and snap him out of his self-destructive tendencies. [[spoiler:Hilariously, when she finally does ask Mika about it, his response is basically "Yeah, sure". They do have sex, though it isn't clear whether or not Atra gets pregnant by it, as it's way too early to tell.]]

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* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'': Played with. After a particularly nasty battle in the second season, Atra gets it in her head to have a child with protagonist Mikazuki to give him a reason to live and snap him out of his self-destructive tendencies. [[spoiler:Hilariously, when she finally does ask Mika about it, his response is basically "Yeah, sure". They do have sex, though it isn't clear whether or not Unfortunately, he winds up dying in the end anyway, leaving Atra gets pregnant by it, as it's way too early to tell.raise the child on her own.]]
23rd Mar '17 5:21:44 PM DarkHunter
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtXgTFC79F0 This.]]
* ''Website/TheOnion'' had one of my favorite evocations of this trope [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/plan-to-trap-boyfriend-aborted,24722/ Here.]]
20th Mar '17 3:20:33 PM DarkHunter
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* In the anime version of ''VisualNovel/SchoolDays'', [[spoiler: Kotonoha is convinced Sekai did this to Makoto and cuts open Sekai's belly to "make sure" after [[AxCrazy murdering]] [[MurderTheHypotenuse her]].]] Is this what ''actually'' happened? [[spoiler: The show's ambiguous on it: Sekai has a fairly strong claim in regards to pregnancy itself, but it's left up in the air whether she deliberately pulled the trope, or this is just TeenPregnancy without the baby trap itself behind. (Some fans speculate that Sekai might not have been pregnant, but sincerely believed she was due to having sympthoms that could easily be mistaken as those of pregnancy)]].

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* In the anime version of ''VisualNovel/SchoolDays'', [[spoiler: Kotonoha is convinced Sekai did this to Makoto and cuts open Sekai's belly to "make sure" after [[AxCrazy murdering]] [[MurderTheHypotenuse her]].]] Is this what ''actually'' happened? [[spoiler: The show's ambiguous on it: Sekai has a fairly strong claim in regards to pregnancy itself, but it's left up in the air whether she deliberately pulled the trope, or this is just TeenPregnancy without the baby trap itself behind. (Some fans speculate that Sekai might not have been pregnant, but sincerely believed she was due to having sympthoms symptoms that could easily be mistaken as those of pregnancy)]].


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* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'': Played with. After a particularly nasty battle in the second season, Atra gets it in her head to have a child with protagonist Mikazuki to give him a reason to live and snap him out of his self-destructive tendencies. [[spoiler:Hilariously, when she finally does ask Mika about it, his response is basically "Yeah, sure". They do have sex, though it isn't clear whether or not Atra gets pregnant by it, as it's way too early to tell.]]
11th Mar '17 7:01:51 PM Odacon_Spy
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* In ''Film/DropDeadFred'', the reason Lizzie's mother Polly was so cruel to her was because she used this trick to try and save her marriage. When it didn't work, she placed the blame squarely on her daughter's shoulders.

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* In ''Film/DropDeadFred'', the reason Lizzie's mother Polly was so cruel to her was because she used this trick to try and save her marriage. When it didn't work, [[NeverMyFault she placed the blame squarely on her daughter's shoulders.shoulders]].
4th Mar '17 6:21:31 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 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.
* ''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.
* ''Series/SantaBarbara'': Kirk Cranston really wanted to get his wife knocked up, so, he tampered with her birth control pills. He believed that if his wife got knocked up, she would never leave him.

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* Every daytime soap SoapOpera ever, and nine tenths of every hispanic telenovelas made. Often coupled with (in)ConvenientMiscarriage. One
** A male
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 girlfriend.
** Several
others--''Series/GuidingLight'', ''Series/AllMyChildren'' have ''Series/AllMyChildren''--have had the woman damaging her ''diaphragm'' rather than the condom. One exemplary example from condom.
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''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.
* ** ''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.
* ** ''Series/SantaBarbara'': Kirk Cranston really wanted to get his wife knocked up, so, he tampered with her birth control pills. He believed that if his wife got knocked up, she would never leave him.


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* An unusual version on ''Series/BigLove''. Despite already being married to Bill and having two children with him, Nikki claims she wants another baby, even though she doesn't. This is because she knows that Bill is technically fooling around with his first wife Barb (he's not supposed to sleep with her on nights designated for the other wives) and is desperate to secure some of his affection (she is fully aware that out of his three wives, she's TheUnfavorite.)
5th Dec '16 3:14:44 AM Gaby007
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* Mariella Zabini from ''Fanfic/BlackSky'' is purely motivated by her desire to escape her life as a prostitute when she engages herself into an affair with the Prince of Sabina, whom she ''knows'' is without a male heir to succeed her. Unusually for this trope, the baby's birth would have been a boon for every party involved: Sabina gets a Heir and Mariella as the mother gets to spend her life in comfort and safety. Unfortunately, the Prince wasn't keen on acknowledging he fathered a bastard, [[spoiler: so he brutally mind-wiped Mariella and abandonned her to die in a slum, with her son who later grows up to become Xanxus of the Vongola.]]
31st Oct '16 2:04:03 PM my_username
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* ''Series/{{SantaBarbara}}'': Kirk Cranston really wanted to get his wife knocked up, so, he tampered with her birth control pills. He believed that if his wife got knocked up, she would never leave him.

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* ''Series/{{SantaBarbara}}'': ''Series/SantaBarbara'': Kirk Cranston really wanted to get his wife knocked up, so, he tampered with her birth control pills. He believed that if his wife got knocked up, she would never leave him.
31st Oct '16 2:02:03 PM my_username
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* ''Series/SantaBarbara'': Kirk Cranston really wanted to get his wife knocked up, so, he tampered with her birth control pills. He believed that if his wife got knocked up, she would never leave him.

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* ''Series/SantaBarbara'': ''Series/{{SantaBarbara}}'': Kirk Cranston really wanted to get his wife knocked up, so, he tampered with her birth control pills. He believed that if his wife got knocked up, she would never leave him.
31st Oct '16 2:00:10 PM my_username
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* On the daytime soap ''Series/SantaBarbara'', Kirk Cranston really wanted to get his wife knocked up, so, he tampered with her birth control pills. He believed that if his wife got knocked up, she would never leave him.

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* On the daytime soap ''Series/SantaBarbara'', ''Series/SantaBarbara'': Kirk Cranston really wanted to get his wife knocked up, so, he tampered with her birth control pills. He believed that if his wife got knocked up, she would never leave him.
31st Oct '16 1:58:08 PM my_username
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* On the daytime soap ''Series/Santa Barbara'', Kirk Cranston really wanted to get his wife knocked up, so, he tampered with her birth control pills. He believed that if his wife got knocked up, she would never leave him.

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* On the daytime soap ''Series/Santa Barbara'', ''Series/SantaBarbara'', Kirk Cranston really wanted to get his wife knocked up, so, he tampered with her birth control pills. He believed that if his wife got knocked up, she would never leave him.
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