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13th Jan '17 2:06:36 PM Vir
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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Transformers}}'' continuities in general do this a lot with their robot characters, given that they only need a single set of hands (or even no hands, in some cases) to build them.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Transformers}}'' ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' continuities in general do this a lot with their robot characters, given that they only need a single set of hands (or even no hands, in some cases) to build them.



-->'''Lisa:''' You parked the car. That helped.
-->'''Milhouse:''' Yeah, I guess...

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-->'''Lisa:''' You parked the car. That helped.
-->'''Milhouse:'''
helped.\\
'''Milhouse:'''
Yeah, I guess...
30th Dec '16 9:50:02 PM ultimomant
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* According to ''Fanfic/TheBridgeHumanitysStand'', Xenilla created Obsidius and Krystalak with his powers.
9th Nov '16 7:37:28 AM MadSpy
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This applies particularly to mad scientists of the [[EvilutionaryBiologist Evilutionary]] variety, and appears to be a primarily literary trope, probably because of the difficulty in finding plausible-looking pairs of actors. Some animals are able to reproduce without mating in which case the offspring recieve all their genetic material from the mother, either as a perfect clone or by simply doubling the DNA of an unfertilized egg. In animals with WZ chromosomes, females have the chromosomes WZ and males ZZ, which allows a female to create both female and male offspring by herself. In humans, which have XY chromosomes, an artificial clone of a female person could only be female, while the clone of a male could be either male (XY) or female (XX) by switching the Y chromosome for a copy of the X chromosome.

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This applies particularly to mad scientists of the [[EvilutionaryBiologist Evilutionary]] variety, and appears to be a primarily literary trope, probably because of the difficulty in finding plausible-looking pairs of actors. Some animals are able to reproduce without mating in which case the offspring recieve receive all their genetic material from the mother, either as a perfect clone or by simply doubling the DNA of an unfertilized egg. In animals with WZ chromosomes, females have the chromosomes WZ and males ZZ, which allows a female to create both female and male offspring by herself. In humans, which have XY chromosomes, an artificial clone of a female person could only be female, while the clone of a male could be either male (XY) or female (XX) by switching the Y chromosome for a copy of the X chromosome.



* ''Franchise/MassEffect'', Henry Lawson had himself cloned to create his daughter Miranda, who also recieved significant genetic engineering to become a perfect human and powerful biotic. After she ran away, he created another one as a replacement. [[spoiler:Oriana, whom Miranda kidnapped as a baby and secretly gave to foster parents.]] For some reason he apparently stopped trying to get his perfect heir and instead [[spoiler:focused on getting Oriana back over the next decade or so]]. He created a lot of other clones before, but those were discarded as failures. Which perfectly fits the character of his other projects. [[spoiler:Building a fake refugee camp to gain free bodies for Ceberus' cyborg slave army and turn all the unfit children and elderly into zombies for weapon tests and combat training.]]

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* ''Franchise/MassEffect'', Henry Lawson had himself cloned to create his daughter Miranda, who also recieved received significant genetic engineering to become a perfect human and powerful biotic. After she ran away, he created another one as a replacement. [[spoiler:Oriana, whom Miranda kidnapped as a baby and secretly gave to foster parents.]] For some reason he apparently stopped trying to get his perfect heir and instead [[spoiler:focused on getting Oriana back over the next decade or so]]. He created a lot of other clones before, but those were discarded as failures. Which perfectly fits the character of his other projects. [[spoiler:Building a fake refugee camp to gain free bodies for Ceberus' cyborg slave army and turn all the unfit children and elderly into zombies for weapon tests and combat training.]]
9th Nov '16 7:34:47 AM MadSpy
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** The Titanides from Varley's ''Literature/GaeaTrilogy,'' while technically male and female, actually have three sets of genitals making for an absolutely rediculous number of possible reproductive permutations one of which is--you guessed it--solo, in which a female Titanide impregnates herself. Solos tend to be considered a little odd.

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** The Titanides from Varley's ''Literature/GaeaTrilogy,'' while technically male and female, actually have three sets of genitals making for an absolutely rediculous ridiculous number of possible reproductive permutations one of which is--you guessed it--solo, in which a female Titanide impregnates herself. Solos tend to be considered a little odd.
2nd Nov '16 10:31:57 PM Gamermaster
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* {{Naruto}}'s [[MadScientist Orochimaru]] likely didn't have his son Mitsuki through "traditional" means, given that Mitsuki's response to being asked whether Orochimaru "was his mother or his father" was to say that it didn't really matter.

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* {{Naruto}}'s ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'''s [[MadScientist Orochimaru]] likely didn't have his son Mitsuki through "traditional" means, given that Mitsuki's response to being asked whether Orochimaru "was his mother or his father" was to say that it didn't really matter.
2nd Nov '16 10:31:28 PM Gamermaster
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* Diavolo, the villain of part 5 of ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'', was born to an inmate of a woman's prison, who had no contact with any men for far longer than could fit any possible gestational timeframe. The exact nature of his conception is left a RiddleForTheAges.

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* Diavolo, the villain of part 5 of ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'', ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', was born to an inmate of a woman's prison, who had no contact with any men for far longer than could fit any possible gestational timeframe. The exact nature of his conception is left a RiddleForTheAges.
2nd Nov '16 10:29:23 PM Gamermaster
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** There's an unusual case of this; the cloning was done without the parent's knowledge and [[spoiler: when Quint Nakajima discovered Subaru and Ginga, she raised them as her daughters in a normal, loving environment with her husband since she couldn't have children anyway. She didn't even find out that they were her clones until much later (although their resemblance to her was part of the reason why she adopted them in the first place).]]

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** There's an unusual case of this; the cloning was done without the parent's knowledge and [[spoiler: when Quint Nakajima discovered Subaru and Ginga, she raised them as her daughters in a normal, loving environment with her husband since she couldn't have children anyway. She didn't even find out that they were her clones until much later (although ([[StrongFamilyResemblance although their resemblance to her was part of the reason why she adopted them in the first place).place]]).]]
2nd Nov '16 8:14:25 PM Godzillawolf
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* In ''Fanfic/{{Marionettes}}'':
** [[spoiler:Dr. Bright Future, the creator of the Marionettes (sapient robots of which Trixie is one), if constantly referred to as 'father' by Trixie and a number of other ones (though Teddy refuses to, as he HAS an adopted father). He eventually comes to return the feeling. Flim and Flam are probably the straightest example, as they're actually based off of his mind.]]
** [[spoiler:Queen Majesty's foal-making mirror]] also appears and is fully capable of [[spoiler:creating a child from a single pony, as it does with Derpy to create Derby Hooves (and heavily implied to have ALSO created Dinky in the past), though it is fully capable of using multiple parents. It's also heavily implied that [[BigBad Masquerade the 45th]] was created by her mother [[GreaterScopeVillain Masquerade the 44th]] using it.]]
26th Sep '16 9:10:43 PM ClackClackClack
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* Dr. Tyrell in Film/BladeRunner has a relationship like this with his greatest creation [[ArtificialHumans Roy Batty]], though Roy himself is not a clone of Tyrell.
20th Sep '16 1:03:12 PM intastiel
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Compare ReplacementGoldfish and HomosexualReproduction. Not related to normal single parenthood, wherein two people were involved in the child's creation [[ParentalAbandonment at some point]]. Overlaps with MysticalPregnancy.

Opposite trope of ExtraParentConception

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Compare ReplacementGoldfish and HomosexualReproduction. Not related to normal single parenthood, wherein two people were involved in the child's creation [[ParentalAbandonment at some point]]. Overlaps with MysticalPregnancy.

MysticalPregnancy if the conception is supernatural rather than scientific.

Opposite trope of ExtraParentConceptionExtraParentConception.
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