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2nd Jun '16 11:17:54 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* Dr. Edward "Bunni" Bunnigus from ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' was, as explained in [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2001-02-11 this strip]], brought to term in one for parents who by law were prohibited from reproducing naturally due to the fact that they had, in her words, "maybe 110 uncontested IQ points between them."

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* Dr. Edward "Bunni" Bunnigus from ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' was, as explained in [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2001-02-11 this strip]], brought to term in one for parents who by law were prohibited from reproducing naturally due to the fact that they had, in her words, "maybe 110 uncontested IQ points between them."" It's [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2004-06-05 later established]] that most human (and other naturally in-vivo species) births are done this way simply out of convenience and efficiency, although DesignerBabies are still relatively rare.
17th May '16 4:25:01 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Replicant}}'': The Replicant was grown in an artificial womb, coming out as a full-grown adult.
17th May '16 4:21:02 PM Morgenthaler
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A UterineReplicator is a way of growing a child outside the human body by using technology, magic, or [[{{Magitek}} a combination of the two]] in place of the mother's womb. The reasons for this are many and varied: sometimes it's done to combat [[LawOfInverseFertility problems with]] [[SterilityPlague sterility]], or it's done as a means of population control or abortion alternative, or as a way to protect the mother from DeathByChildbirth, or even to let two men [[HomosexualReproduction reproduce]] together without invoking MisterSeahorse. It can even be simply a case of a TrulySingleParent with an "interesting" outlook not wanting to "pollute" his/her child (often a DesignerBaby) by exposure to the "flawed" environment of a natural/organic womb.

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A UterineReplicator uterine replicator is a way of growing a child outside the human body by using technology, magic, or [[{{Magitek}} a combination of the two]] in place of the mother's womb. The reasons for this are many and varied: sometimes it's done to combat [[LawOfInverseFertility problems with]] [[SterilityPlague sterility]], or it's done as a means of population control or abortion alternative, or as a way to protect the mother from DeathByChildbirth, or even to let two men [[HomosexualReproduction reproduce]] together without invoking MisterSeahorse. It can even be simply a case of a TrulySingleParent with an "interesting" outlook not wanting to "pollute" his/her child (often a DesignerBaby) by exposure to the "flawed" environment of a natural/organic womb.
12th May '16 10:43:01 AM WillKeaton
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** Ryoko was also [[http://tenchi.wikia.com/wiki/File:Ryokobb.jpg grown in one of these]], along with Ryo-ohki.

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** Ryoko was also [[http://tenchi.wikia.com/wiki/File:Ryokobb.jpg grown in one of these]], these,]] along with Ryo-ohki.
12th May '16 10:41:14 AM WillKeaton
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* In ''[[WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty Rick and Morty]]'' female Gazorpians use a combination Uterine Replicator/Sexbot to go and "mate" with the male Gazorpians and then give birth to babies, since the females don't want to do either.
9th May '16 3:08:03 AM erforce
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* In the Creator/DarkHorseComics run of ''TheTerminator'', a group of post-apocalypse survivors in the ruins of Disneyworld have created a breeding program to repopulate humanity after many were sterilized by radiation; using artificial wombs grown from seaweed, and, oddly enough, the ova of a group of nuns (and whatever fertile males they ran across).
* For a while, this was true of [[{{Superman}} Kryptonian births]], such that the rocket that spirited Kal-El away to Earth actually contained his "birthing matrix." As such, he was literally born on Earth. It's been {{retcon}}ned out of existence, although ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueGodsAndMonsters'' reuses that idea.

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* In the Creator/DarkHorseComics run of ''TheTerminator'', ''[[Franchise/{{Terminator}} The Terminator]]'', a group of post-apocalypse survivors in the ruins of Disneyworld have created a breeding program to repopulate humanity after many were sterilized by radiation; using artificial wombs grown from seaweed, and, oddly enough, the ova of a group of nuns (and whatever fertile males they ran across).
* For a while, this was true of [[{{Superman}} [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Kryptonian births]], such that the rocket that spirited Kal-El away to Earth actually contained his "birthing matrix." As such, he was literally born on Earth. It's been {{retcon}}ned out of existence, although ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueGodsAndMonsters'' reuses that idea.



* In ''Franchise/StarWars'' the [[AttackOfTheClones army of the Republic]] was created this way by Kaminoan cloners.

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* In ''Franchise/StarWars'' the [[AttackOfTheClones [[Film/AttackOfTheClones army of the Republic]] was created this way by Kaminoan cloners.
29th Apr '16 9:16:45 PM zarpaulus
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* "Tubing," the practice of bringing babies to term in artificial wombs, is a matter-of-fact staple of medicine in ''Literature/HonorHarrington'', although the attitudes towards it varies amongst different cultures. The setting is unusual in that the child is often conceived normally and then transferred to the artificial womb, rather than being limited to those created using wholly artificial means.

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* "Tubing," the practice of bringing babies to term in artificial wombs, is a matter-of-fact staple of medicine in ''Literature/HonorHarrington'', although the attitudes towards it varies amongst different cultures. The setting is unusual in that the child is often conceived normally and then transferred to the artificial womb, rather than being limited to those created using wholly artificial means. Honor's own son, Raoul, is conceived [[ButICantBePregnant by accident]] and tubed so she can continue her military career.
24th Apr '16 2:30:05 AM dvorak
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* Discussed in ''Film/VictorFrankenstein''. Victor gets really, really drunk and raves about the concept (and test-tube babies) to a couple of ladies at a nightclub.
20th Apr '16 12:47:43 PM Schol-R-LEA
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* ''WebComic/UmlautHouse'': WordOfGod says that this is how [[HomosexualReproduction Rhonda]] was brought to term.
16th Apr '16 2:34:52 AM jormis29
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* At one point in Joe Haldeman's ''Literature/TheForeverWar'', this appears on Earth because [[spoiler: homosexuality has become almost universal, with heterosexuality being considered to be deviant.]]

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* At one point in Joe Haldeman's ''Literature/TheForeverWar'', this appears on Earth because [[spoiler: homosexuality has become almost universal, [[NoHeterosexualSexAllowed with heterosexuality being considered to be deviant.deviant]].]]
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