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18th Apr '18 2:22:48 PM OlmoJV
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* A male version occurs in ''[[Fanfic/TheHeartTrilogy Heart of Ashes]]''. Smaug decides to get an offspring with Kathryn to make sure she won't leave him ever again. He copulates with her in his human form several times, but her menstrual period occurs soon after. When he blurts out his intentions in anger, Kathryn is hurt and furious with him for not first talking with her about getting a child.
18th Feb '18 7:52:49 PM SarcasmKid
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* Subverted and later played straight with [[ComicBook/TeenTitans Cheshire]].
** Subverted in the case of her daughter Lian, who wasn't planned. Cheshire still followed through on the pregnancy and gave birth to Lian as part of her revenge plan against [[ComicBook/GreenArrow Roy Harper]] for walking out on her. Her goal was to torment Roy, first by revealing their child's existence but never letting Roy near them, later by feeding Roy the barest details about Lian's development and how all of it was happening without him. Even after Roy gained permanent custody of Lian, Cheshire was still capable of manipulating Roy by relying on her connection to Lian.
** Played straight with her son Tommy, who was deliberately conceived for this trope. While being blackmailed into joining the ComicBook/SecretSix, Cheshire singled out Catman as the most desirable candidate and seduced him to get pregnant again. She did this for two reasons. The first being that she would now have ''a'' child in case Mockingbird followed through on his threat to detonate a bomb in Lian's head. The second that she would rely on Catman to protect her from the Six's eventual retaliation after she betrayed them to the Secret Society.
--->'''Cheshire''': Mockingbird ''may'' kill my beloved child. So isn't it fortunate that I will soon have a replacement?
7th Feb '18 10:29:28 AM Synchronicity
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* ''Series/JaneTheVirgin'': Petra planned to have a baby with her infertile-due-to-cancer husband's last sperm sample in order to save their marriage so [[GoldDigger she could get the money specified in their prenup]]. Unfortunately for her, her gynecologist and sister-in-law accidentally inseminates Jane instead. Later, [[spoiler:upon learning that there's ''another'' sperm sample after Rafael breaks up with her, Petra uses it to impregnate herself in what she admits is a ploy to get him back. This time the pregnancy takes.]]
1st Feb '18 8:07:41 AM NubianSatyress
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** Activists within the film, MRAs film argue that if a woman enacts this on a man, he has pretty much no legal recourse from being saddled with a child he didn't want or wasn't prepared for. In some cases, a man is legally obligated to care for a child even if he isn't the biological father. They bring up

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** Activists within the film, MRAs film argue that if a woman enacts this on a man, he has pretty much no legal recourse from being saddled with a child he didn't want or wasn't prepared for. In some cases, a man is legally obligated to care for a child even if he isn't the biological father. They bring up
1st Feb '18 8:07:08 AM NubianSatyress
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* ''Film/TheRedPill'': One of the issues discussed in the film is how if a woman enacts this on a man, he has pretty much no legal recourse from being saddled with a child he didn't want or wasn't prepared for. In some cases, even if the man isn't the biological father he's ''still'' legally compelled to pay child support, since he was named by the mother. France has now even ''forbidden'' paternity tests which prove the putative biological father isn't this without permission by the mother and a judge's order. One of the activists in the film Jaye interviews explains that it was done by his own wife to him, and what hell she put him through in their custody battle.

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1st Feb '18 7:00:21 AM RebelMartell
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Someone in a relationship deliberately causes a pregnancy without their partner's consent, usually by lying about or sabotaging birth control, in order to [[AndNowYouMustMarryMe bind their partner to them]]. The character's motivations run the gamut from understandable to reprehensible: sometimes they're just [[ClingyJealousGirl clingy]] and/or desperate to get hitched [[MyBiologicalClockIsTicking or have a child]]; other times they feel the relationship is on the rocks and believe that {{babies make everything better}}; still other times they feel the pregnancy will establish a claim on the other person or make it harder for him/her to leave. In accordance with the {{law of inverse fertility}}, attempting this even once will invariably result in pregnancy, with all attendant drama.

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Someone in a relationship deliberately causes a pregnancy without their partner's consent, usually by lying about or sabotaging birth control, in order to [[AndNowYouMustMarryMe bind their partner to them]]. The character's motivations run the gamut from understandable to reprehensible: sometimes they're just [[ClingyJealousGirl clingy]] and/or desperate to get hitched [[MyBiologicalClockIsTicking or have a child]]; other times they feel the relationship is on the rocks and believe that {{babies make everything better}}; still other times they feel the pregnancy will establish a claim on the other person (or their resources, such as pursuing an inheritance or child support payments) or make it harder for him/her to leave. In accordance with the {{law of inverse fertility}}, attempting this even once will invariably result in pregnancy, with all attendant drama.



* ''Film/TheRedPill'': One of the issues discussed in the film is how if a woman enacts this on a man, he has pretty much no legal recourse from being saddled with a child he didn't want or wasn't prepared for. In some cases, even if the man isn't the biological father he's ''still'' legally compelled to pay child support, since he was named by the mother. France has now even ''forbidden'' paternity tests which prove the putative biological father isn't this without permission by the mother and a judge's order. One of the activists in the film Jaye interviews explains that it was done by his own wife to him, and what hell she put him through in their custody battle.

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* ''Film/TheRedPill'': One of the issues discussed in the film is how if a woman enacts this on a man, he has pretty much no legal recourse from being saddled with a child he didn't want or wasn't prepared for. In some cases, even if the man isn't the biological father he's ''still'' legally compelled to pay child support, since he was named by the mother. France has now even ''forbidden'' paternity tests which prove the putative biological father isn't this without permission by the mother and a judge's order. One of the activists in the film Jaye interviews explains that it was done by his own wife to him, and what hell she put him through in their custody battle.
1st Feb '18 6:57:54 AM RebelMartell
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Someone in a relationship deliberately causes a pregnancy without their partner's consent, usually by lying about or sabotaging birth control, in order to [[AndNowYouMustMarryMe bind their partner to them]]. The character's motivations run the gamut from understandable to reprehensible: sometimes they're just [[ClingyJealousGirl clingy]] and/or desperate to get hitched [[MyBiologicalClockIsTicking or have a child]]; other times they feel the relationship is on the rocks and believe that {{babies make everything better}}; still other times they feel the pregnancy will establish a claim on the other person or make it harder for him/her to leave. In accordance with the {{law of inverse fertility}}, attempting this even once will invariably result in pregnancy, with all attendant drama.

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Someone in a relationship deliberately causes a pregnancy without their partner's consent, usually by lying about or sabotaging birth control, in order to [[AndNowYouMustMarryMe bind their partner to them]]. The character's motivations run the gamut from understandable to reprehensible: sometimes they're just [[ClingyJealousGirl clingy]] and/or desperate to get hitched [[MyBiologicalClockIsTicking or have a child]]; other times they feel the relationship is on the rocks and believe that {{babies make everything better}}; still other times they feel the pregnancy will establish a claim on the other person or make it harder for him/her to leave. In accordance with the {{law of inverse fertility}}, attempting this even once will invariably result in pregnancy, with all attendant drama.
29th Jan '18 6:24:17 PM Fireblood
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* ''Film/TheRedPill'': One of the issues discussed in the film is how if a woman enacts this on a man, he has pretty much no legal recourse from being saddled with a child he didn't want or wasn't prepared for. In some cases, even if the man isn't the biological father he's ''still'' legally compelled to pay child support, since he was named by the mother. France has now even ''forbidden'' paternity tests which prove the putative biological father isn't this without permission by the mother and a judge's order. One of the activists in the film Jaye interviews explains that it was done by his own wife to him, and what hell she put him through in their custody battle.
15th Jan '18 7:00:09 PM Motherdragon64
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* There is a famous [[http://message.snopes.com/showthread.php?t=15290 story]] about the Baby Trap being tried and backfiring because the man was secretly ''sterile''.

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* There is a famous [[http://message.snopes.com/showthread.php?t=15290 story]] about the Baby Trap this being tried and hilariously backfiring because the man was secretly actually ''sterile''.
2nd Dec '17 10:12:23 PM Nadim
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* ''Film/{{Pirates Of The Carrabean On Stranger Tides}}'': Angelica tries to stop Jack from abandoning her on the desert island by lying that she is pregnant with his child; however, Jack isn't fooled.

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* ''Film/{{Pirates Of The Carrabean Caribbean On Stranger Tides}}'': Angelica tries to stop Jack from abandoning her on the desert island by lying that she is pregnant with his child; however, Jack isn't fooled.
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