Created By: Heart on April 5, 2012 Last Edited By: Arivne on January 20, 2016
Troped

Breeding Slave

Name Space:
Main
Page Type:
Trope
A character, or mass of characters, that are used for breeding without having a choice in the matter.

Reasons behind this include: belief that it will promote scientific interest, belief that it will make future generations stronger, belief that it will assimilate a group, belief that it will assert dominance (and "breed out") a race, or practical means for turning a Slave Race into a Servant Race.. Or baser reasons like Lust or Ego.

Regardless, don't expect them to care about the victim's feelings on the matter. When it involves sex, by definition, this is a Rape Trope, since the person's consent is a non-issue. Even when the slave is willing, the fact that they are a slave without any real ability to choose makes this Questionable Consent at best.

Sub-Trope to Chosen Conception Partner, without the person having a choice in the matter. Is most often a specific form of a Sex Slave, though Speculative Fiction tropes can skip the sex entirely. Often used as Fetish Fuel and Fanservice, especially in Fan Fiction and Pornography, but it's also used to help to show just how insane, corrupt, or downright evil the enemy is.

This almost always involves a female being forced to bear offspring for an enemy group, though it does occur with males as well. When a male is the victim of a female, it's generally played as comedic, desirable, and/or a mark of the male's sexual prowess.

Sister Trope to Accidental Pornomancer. Often overlaps with Mars Needs Women Mate or Die, or Abduction Is Love. See also People Farms.

If female (or male in some stories), they may be a Baby Factory.

NOTE: Though it's undoubted that this has happened in Real Life at various points in human history, No Real Life Examples should be posted, as per the standing orders for all Sex Tropes.


Examples

    open/close all folders 

    Anime & Manga 
  • Berserk: The Midland women captured by Emperor Ganishka's forces are put in a magic device that infuses their unborn child with demonic energies, turning it into a demon. The demon then bursts its way out of the womb, killing the host, as a way to strengthen the demonic army.
  • Naruto: Hinata Hyuga was abducted by a Kumo ninja as a child for this exact purpose because of her bloodline ability. Although the abduction failed, the incident would likely still fall under this category.
  • In Daily Life with Monster Girl, Miia was supposed to bring back a human male to breed with her entire village because lamias are all born female and this is their only way to perpetuate the species. On screen, this only happens in a Dream Sequence where Miia imagines her "darling" Kimihito in this situation, eventually too exhausted to do it when her turn comes.

    Comics 
  • In The Authority, villein Regis headed an empire on an alternate Earth that turned all of China into a rape camp in an attempt for his dying race to produce offspring.
  • Batman: In one storyline in Tales of the Dark Knight, Batman, who had just started working as a vigilante, actually enjoys what he does until he meets the Monster of the Week—the son of a Nazi female scientist who looks down on him but grows somewhat fond of Batman, trying to get him to have a child with her. Partially through her son's help, Batman manages to escape and swears to never think of what he does as 'fun' ever again.

    Film - Live Action 
  • The villainous, eponymous monsters in the Alien franchise do this to any species they encounter, specifically humans. By design, the Xenomorphs were created to invoke every possible means and horrific result of rape, including impregnation. As such, those humans they don't kill they typically bring back to and cocoon within their nest, where they will be impregnated by a facehugger. The "birthing" process, however, is fatal.
  • Conan the Barbarian. During his stint as a gladiatorial slave Conan was, shall we say, put to stud.

    Light Novels 
  • In Hidan no Aria, Vlad abducted Riko Mine Lupin after her parent's death and kept her in a cage in the hopes of assimilating her genes, as he did with many people before (since she descends from a very powerful family). But since after some experiments he considers her a genetic failure, he intends to use her to produce a child that he could actually use. Whether he means fathering the child himself isn't made explicit though — the series isn't that dark.

    Literature 
  • The Belgariad: Belgarath the Sorcerer, during his wanderings after Poledra's death, makes the mistake of passing through the Wood of the Dryads during the Dryadic breeding season, and is taken prisoner for purposes of impregnation. (Though, since Dryads are a single-gender race, even Belgarath plays down the implications—they don't have a choice in the matter.)
  • In the Dark Jewels books, this overlaps with Sex Slave for Damon and Lucivar, although due to various reasons the baddies never actually succeed in getting them to impregnate anyone.
  • Mentioned in John Norman's Gor series. Sex Slaves are common, and it's mentioned that there are bred slaves. The dominance/submission issues involved are often explored.
  • Handmaids in The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. Women of reproductive age who had "lived in sin" by the standards of the Republic of Gilead are sent to the Rachel and Leah Re-education Center. After being re-educated, the Handmaid then stays with an upper-class family and is regularly raped by the Commander in the hopes that she will get pregnant with a live, unmutated baby on behalf of his barren Wife. If she fails, she gets two more chances with this with two other families. If she fails those, then she's sent to the Colonies.
  • Tindwyl in the Brandon Sanderson Mystborn novels was used as a breeding slave in the Lord Ruler's breeding program for the Terris people.
  • In Time Enough for Love Lazarus Long recounts a time he bought a brother-sister "breeding pair" of genetically modified slaves with the intent to free them on a planet where two hundred years before he himself had been made a slave. In fact the two he bought turned out to be his great-great-great-grandchildren.
  • Animorphs:
    • The first two free Hork-Bajir mention this in "The Change".
    • In the Alternate Timeline shown in "The Familiar", humans being bred is also mentioned. In this case, it's rather easy to do given that Puppeteer Parasite powers are used.
  • In some works in the Star Wars Expanded Universe (they're mentioned in X-Wing: Wedge's Gamble and The Bounty Hunter Wars), Kuati nobles are said to keep telbun, slaves apparently used for both recreational and procreative sex. In Wedge's Gamble Erisi Dlarit and Corran Horn use a Kuati noblewoman and her telbun as their cover ID during The Infiltration, and Erisi tells an Imperial customs agent that she's come to Coruscant with her telbun to conceive, following family tradition.

    Mythology & Religion 
  • One of Heracles' lesser-known feats occured during his stay with the Amazons alongside Theseus. The queen, wanting to enjoy Theseus' company as long as possible, told them they were prisoners until Hercules had impregnated 50 Amazon women. Being, well, Hercules, he did so in one night.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Earth: Final Conflict: Lily Marquette gets captured by aliens and used for breeding.
  • Sliders:
    • Wade is written out by being captured by CroMags and sent to a breeding center.
    • The episode "Love Gods", where all males are rounded up and used for breeding (with human females who are lucky enough), including Quinn.
  • In Stargate SG-1 the Jaffa do double-duty as Slave Mooks and as living incubators for Goa'uld larvae.

    Theatre 

    Video Games 
  • In Dragon Age, the Darkspawn often capture people alive and drag them back underground to be forcibly converted into more Darkspawn. Women, in particular, are turned into Brood Mothers. Huge, obese monstrocities riddled with Body Horror that do nothing but create new Darkspawn without the need for converts.
  • In Duke Nukem Forever, there is a scene where women are captured, stripped, cocooned, and impregnated by alien creatures. Apparently, their bodies also explode when the alien spawn emerges. Two recurring minor characters, the "Holsom Twins", suffer this fate while Duke quips sarcastically.
  • According to The Elder Scrolls background information, the Breton race resulted from the selective breeding of high-ranking Aldmer men with human women they took as second wives.
  • Saints Row: The Third: Oleg was captured and used as a base for an army of physically powerful, but mentally flawed, clones, in a non-sexual example.

    Webcomics 
  • In El Goonish Shive, according to Hedge, this was Damien's plan for Grace if he couldn't find enough chimeras to build himself an army.
  • When Evon was captured by the Cabal Maximus attempted to use her to breed an army of super-sorcerers. He was only stopped by a higher-ranking Cabal member who wanted her for a different reason.

Community Feedback Replies: 88
  • April 5, 2012
    zarpaulus
    • In Time Enough For Love Lazarus Long recounts a time he bought a brother-sister "breeding pair" of genetically modified slaves with the intent to free them on a planet where two hundred years before he himself had been made a slave. In fact the two he bought turned out to be his great-great-great-grandchildren.
  • April 5, 2012
    Antigone3
    Belgarath the Sorcerer: During his wanderings after Poledra's death, Belgarath makes the mistake of passing through the Wood of the Dryads during the Dryadic breeding season, and is taken prisoner for purposes of impregnation. (Though, since Dryads are a single-gender race, even Belgarath plays down the implications -- they don't have a choice in the matter.)
  • April 5, 2012
    AgProv
    The whole of John Norman's {Gor} series is about this trope and the dominance/submission issues involved.
  • April 5, 2012
    lebrel
    This looks a lot like Mars Needs Women and/or Abduction Is Love. If it turns out to be different, the name needs work. Most references to "breeding slaves" means breeding them with each other to get more slaves, not breeding with them to make Half Breeds (or Half Human Hybrids as the case may be).
  • April 5, 2012
    troublegum
    Also covered to a certain extent in People Farms.
  • April 5, 2012
    Chabal2
    Berserk: The captured Midland women are put in a magic device that infuses their unborn child with demonic energies, turning it into a demon. The demon then bursts its way out of the womb, killing the host, as a way to strengthen the demonic army.
  • April 5, 2012
    Heart
    Title suggestions? Argh! (by the way, what I'm trying to describe has absolutely nothing to do with either party's emotions, so it is not Abduction Is Love.)
  • April 5, 2012
    lebrel
    ^ Abduction Is Love seems to also cover examples with no particular emotional attachment, so I think it is relevant.
  • April 5, 2012
    Heart
    It's related but it's still not the same thing; it's specifically just when one group of people is forced to procreate with members of another group. The victim is not necessarily abducted by said people, but is in some way forced or placed under duress to do their bidding. Seen a lot in various forms of fiction.
  • April 5, 2012
    lebrel
    ^ In general it is good form for tropes to list related tropes and how they differ from the current trope. This is especially desirable when there is significant overlap between the tropes.
  • April 5, 2012
    Heart
    Hm, maybe it should be "Reproductive Coercion" instead? (just to cover situations where someone is not necessarily "enslaved" but is placed under some form of duress)
  • April 5, 2012
    randomsurfer
    @Ag Prov: The whole of the Gor series is not about this trope. Yes, Sex Slaves are common, and it's mentioned that there are bred slaves. But about 95% of the slaves we meet are former free people, and never* have we seen a pregnant slave.

    *I've read the first 27 books; will be reading the other three soon-ish. It's possible we meet one in one of these later books, but unlikely.

  • April 5, 2012
    pawsplay
    Film
    • In A Boy And His Dog, the antiheroic protagonist thinks he's going to be studded out, but actually is subjected to a horrific form of this in which his testicles are milked to the point he nearly dies.
  • April 6, 2012
    Arivne
    The race in question may be a Parasitic Gender, which is another trope on YKTTW right now.
  • April 6, 2012
    Edokage
    • Naruto: Hinata Hyuga was abducted by a Kumo ninja as a child for this exact purpose because of her bloodline ability. Although the abduction failed, the incident would likely still fall under this category.
    • Saints Row The Third: Oleg was captured and used as a base for an army of physically powerful, but mentally flawed, clones (not breeding per-se but still close enough to be eligible unless a more specific trope exists).
  • April 6, 2012
    Dacilriel
    Not sure if this counts, but in A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum Fertila The Populator is a breeder slave purchased by the family to produce more slaves. She saves Pseudolus's life early on by refusing to mate with just any other breeder slave and insisting on having him as a choice.
  • April 6, 2012
    IsaacSapphire
    It's not the same thing, but there's a good amount of overlap between this and the People Farms trope and quite a few examples from there work here, such as new Battlestar Galactica, Conan the Barbarian, Real Life... Also, in the comic The Authority, villein Regis headed an empire on an alternate Earth that turned all of China into a rape camp in an attempt for his dieing race to produce offspring.
  • August 13, 2012
    captainsandwich
    Baby Factory is the female version. If there arn't enough male examples i think this should be scrapped.
  • August 13, 2012
    cygnavamp
    • It's strongly hinted that Shmi Skywalker of the Star Wars prequels was a breeding slave as she doesn't remember how Anakin was conceived. (Unless you actually believe the "The Force did it!" theory.)
  • August 13, 2012
    Dawnwing
    • In the second The Wolf Chronicles novel, it is revealed that when Borlla had vanished in the first book, she had not died as her packmates thought, but instead was being kept as a slave by the Greatwolves to breed with so that the Greatwolves don't become too inbred. A few other young wolves, including males, are also being kept by them for the same purpose.
  • August 15, 2012
    IsaacSapphire
    In the Dark Jewels books this overlaps with Sex Slave for Damon and Lucivar, although due to various reasons the baddies never actually succeed in getting them to impregnate anyone.
  • August 27, 2012
    Manateehugs
    Tindwyl in the Brandon Sanderson's Mystborn born novels was used as a breeding slave in the Lord Ruler's breeding program for the Terris people.

    Hayley ^_^
  • August 28, 2012
    Medinoc
    I'm not sure we need separate tropes for the male and female versions.
    • In El Goonish Shive, according to Hedge, this was Damien's plan for Grace if he couldn't find enough chimeras to build himself an army.
  • August 28, 2012
    Valhelm
    According to The Elder Scrolls background information, the Breton race resulted from the selective breeding of high-ranking Aldmer men with human women they took as second wives.
  • August 28, 2012
    NimmerStill
    There's another Sliders, "Love Gods", where all males are rounded up and used for breeding (with human females who are lucky enough), including Quinn. Is that this, People Farms, or both?
  • September 1, 2012
    ThreeferFAQMinorityChick
    Handmaids in The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. Women of reproductive age who had "lived in sin" by the standards of the Republic of Gilead are sent to the Rachel and Leah Re-education Center. After being re-educated, the Handmaid then stays with an upper-class family and is regularly raped by the Commander in the hopes that she will get pregnant with a live, unmutated baby on behalf of his barren Wife. If she fails, she gets two more chances with this with two other families. If she fails those, then she's sent to the Colonies.
  • November 10, 2014
    zarpaulus
  • November 10, 2014
    Bisected8
    If a specific individual is targeted, it's Stalker With A Test Tube.
  • November 10, 2014
    Chabal2
    One of Hercules' lesser-known feats occured during his stay with the Amazons alongside Theseus. The queen, wanting to enjoy Theseus' company as long as possible, told them they were prisoners until Hercules had impregnated 50 Amazon women. Being, well, Hercules, he did so in one night.
  • November 10, 2014
    FossilsDaDaDa
    Does Ditto count?
  • November 10, 2014
    Larkmarn
    ^ No, because In Universe it isn't. That would be a metagame example.
  • November 10, 2014
    Lyendith
    Anime And Manga:
    • In Hidan No Aria, Vlad abducted Riko Mine Lupin after her parent's death and kept her in a cage in the hopes of assimilating her genes, as he did with many people before (since she descends from a very powerful family). But since after some experiments he considers her a genetic failure, he intends to use her to produce a child that he could actually use. Whether he means fathering the child himself isn't made explicit though — the series isn't that dark.
  • November 10, 2014
    SvartiKotturinn
    In one storyline on Tales of the Dark Knight, Batman, who had just started working as a vigilante, actually enjoys what he does until he meets the Monster Of The Week—the son of a Nazi female scientist who looks down on him but grows somewhat fond of Batman, trying to get him to have a child with her. Partially through her son's help, Batman manages to escape and swears to never think of what he does as 'fun' ever again.
  • November 10, 2014
    KingZeal
    • The villainous, eponymous monsters in the Alien franchise do this to any species they encounter, specifically humans. By design, the Xenomorphs were created to invoke every possible means and horrific result of rape, including impregnation. As such, those humans they don't kill they typically bring back to and cocoon within their nest, where they will be impregnated by a facehugger. The "birthing" process, however, is fatal.

    • In Duke Nukem Forever, there is a critically-panned scene where women are captured, stripped, cocooned, and impregnated by alien creatures. Apparently, their bodies also explode when the alien spawn emerges. Two recurring minor characters, the "Holsom Twins", suffer this fate while Duke quips sarcastically.
  • November 10, 2014
    Alucard
    When defeating an enemy squad in Brutal Legend with Ironheade, the Zaulia will sometimes shout "search the prisoners for potential mates!"
  • November 10, 2014
    AgProv
    Literature
  • November 10, 2014
    StarSword
    TV:
  • November 10, 2014
    StarSword
    How the hell does this have four hats already? None of the examples are added to the draft and the description has an Example As Thesis.

    Hats are for "I think this is ready to go onto the wiki", not "I think this is just nifty".
  • November 11, 2014
    DAN004
    Is the op even there?
  • November 11, 2014
    KingZeal
    Officially adopting this one as per Up For Grabs rules.
  • November 29, 2014
    zarpaulus
    Webcomics
    • When Evon was captured by the Cabal Maximus attempted to use her to breed an army of super-sorcerers. He was only stopped by a higher-ranking Cabal member who wanted her for a different reason.
  • December 3, 2014
    mr.whim
    Would it be worth noting that there's generally a Double Standard Rape Female On Male in that when a male is the victim of a female, it's generally played as comedically desirable and/or a mark of the male's sexual prowess?
  • December 3, 2014
    KingZeal
    Yep.
  • December 3, 2014
    chicagomel
    The first two free Hork-Bajir mention this in "The Change" in Animorphs. The alternate timeline of "The Familiar" also mentioned humans being bred. In this case, it's rather easy to do given the Puppeteer Parasite aspect.
  • December 3, 2014
    Dawnwing
    Looks like my Wolf Chronicles example was missed earlier?
  • December 4, 2014
    Arivne
    • Added blank lines for readability.
    • Examples section
      • Added the word "Examples".
      • Changed "Television - Live Action" to "Live-Action TV" and "Videogames" to "Video Games".
  • December 4, 2014
    Arivne
    Tabletop Games
    • Shadowrun supplement Loose Alliances. As part of their organlegging operation, Tamanous runs "fetus farms" in which women are artificially impregnated. When the fetuses reach sufficient size, they're removed and their organs are harvested.
  • December 4, 2014
    AgProv
    Literature:
    • Poul Anderson revisits old northern European myths in The Broken Sword. The King of the British Elves note  keeps a prisoner, the daughter of the Troll-King. Chained in a dungeon, the Troll-Princess is repeatedly used to create changelings - children in apparently human form who are switched at birth with un-baptised human babies. her rapes are usually preceded with whippings to make her more pliable.
  • December 4, 2014
    SharleeD
    • In Sewer Gas And Electric, an African-American character is unusual in having green eyes. A holo-video reconstruction of her family's history reveals how a pre-Civil War plantation owner kidnapped a green-eyed freedman so he could pair the man up with a green-eyed slave woman, thus breeding an "exotic" bloodline he could show off to his neighbors. The freedman instead escaped from captivity, then returned as a Union soldier to free the woman.
  • December 4, 2014
    Pastykake
    • Ditto gets treated this way in Pokemon games.
  • December 4, 2014
    DAN004
    ^ that's more of an Out Of Universe thing; it's not like ppl in that game actually deems Ditto a breeding slave.

    Not sure if it counts.
  • December 5, 2014
    captainpat
    Remove "critically-panned" from Duke Nukem Forever example. Opinions should not be mentioned unless they're relevant.
  • December 5, 2014
    Pastykake
    ^^ Ah, you're right, it doesn't. I didn't fully read the description, I just saw the title and the first sentence or two.
  • December 5, 2014
    Waddle
    (not sure if I should "spoiler" this)
    • In Daily Life With Monster Girl, Miia was supposed to bring back a human male to breed with her entire village because lamias are all born female and this is their only way to perpetuate the species. On screen, this only happens in a Dream Sequence where Miia imagines her "darling" Kimihito in this situation, eventually too exhausted to do it when her turn comes.
  • December 5, 2014
    KingZeal
    Launching later today.
  • December 5, 2014
    hbi2k
    De-hatting. The description needs to define the trope's relationship with Baby Factory, because as written, there's a LOT of overlap and potential for confusion.
  • December 5, 2014
    KingZeal
    A Baby Factory is a woman (or someone capable fo birthing) who is expected to create children. Nothing in that trope requires that they be property, or a captive, or that they can't make the final decision. They may do so out of fear of being ostracized, or even punished or physically assaulted, but "technically", they can still choose.

    A Breeding Slave has no say in the matter, ultimately.
  • December 5, 2014
    hbi2k
    From Baby Factory:

    The Baby Factory symbolizes the idea of a woman as being chained to her biology, and also represents the darker side of Babies Make Everything Better. Come what may, babies must be created. No, she doesn't get to have any interaction with the baby. Probably for the better, since she's likely to resent the life this has given her.

    (Boldface mine.)

    That doesn't sound like she has much choice in the matter, technically or otherwise. This seems like a really thin distinction.
  • December 5, 2014
    KingZeal
    None of that wording exclusively means that the person has no final say in the matter. "Chained to her biology" is used to several things in relation to a patriarchal society, such as denying women contraceptives, an overlying culture based on beauty and body image, and other factors. It means that no matter what they do, the world severely encourages and reinforces this narrative and discourages or punishes behavior contrary to that.

    However, it does not mean that the person is a Breeding Slave, which is a legally-owned or physically captive person who is specifically used by their owner to breed. Also, a breeding slave may not have the biology to carry children (which is where the "Factory" distinction comes from). A man who impregnates women all day long by decree of his owner is a Breeding Slave, but not a Baby Factory.
  • December 5, 2014
    DAN004
    So a Baby Factory can be willing?
  • December 5, 2014
    KingZeal
    Taken from the description:

    "In some modern works a woman actually sees herself as one of these, and uses the babies she can make as fulfillment in the more traditional Babies Make Everything Better vein."
  • December 5, 2014
    shimaspawn
    Yep, Baby Factory is a societal viewpoint of women that doesn't necessarily involve slavery or non-consent. Women in Western civilization that have jobs and lives are often still treated as Baby Factories even though they aren't literal slaves. There are other ways to reduce someone to their biology without actually making them a slave.

    For example, this is one of the examples on Baby Factory:

    • Yuki-onna in Rosario + Vampire have a very limited window to get married and have children before they become infertile, and their race is close to dying out. This is Played for Drama with the yuki-onna Mizore, who is stuck between an Arranged Marriage to one of the series' villains and unrequited love with the protagonist.

    I'm not seeing a lot of examples of literal slaves on there.
  • December 5, 2014
    DAN004
    So it's about how Women Are Delicate?
  • December 5, 2014
    shimaspawn
    Not quite. Baby Factory is when narratively women are reduced to their wombs, and that happens for a large number of reasons in fiction (and real life) sadly. Not just slavery. This trope is just one of the most blatant.

    Bella from Twilight is treated as a Baby Factory for instance even though the only child she has as Renesme. Her whole value is reduced to her womb for most of the last book just because she did manage to get pregnant and because of how rare that is.
  • December 5, 2014
    DAN004
    Then I don't think Baby Factory deserves its name.
  • December 8, 2014
    hbi2k
    ^^^^

    Nothing in the description of Baby Factory indicates that it must be a societal viewpoint applied to all women as opposed to something inflicted on some women.

    Baby Factory could certainly have its definition adjusted to make room for this trope, but that's probably something that would have to go to TRS.

    Some mention should also be made in the description of this trope's relationship to Mandatory Motherhood. As written, it seems to be a possible subtrope?
  • December 8, 2014
    DAN004
    ^ What about Glorified Sperm Donor?
  • December 8, 2014
    KingZeal
    ^^ Good question. I'm not sure of the difference between Mandatory Motherhood and Baby Factory.

    ^ Glorified Sperm Donor is where a man has minimal investment with raising children he biologically fathered. From what I can tell, he has a choice in the matter, but simply chooses not to be involved. A Breeding Slave may or may not be allowed or expected to raise their own children.
  • December 8, 2014
    hbi2k
    Reading back over Baby Factory, the description seems profoundly confused. In one paragraph it talks about how the woman isn't allowed to have any interaction whatsoever with the children she births. In another it talks about women self-identifying as this because Babies Make Everything Better. That seems pretty contradictory.

    The more I think about it, the more I think that it doesn't make sense to move forward with this YKTTW until Baby Factory is more clearly and consistently defined.
  • December 9, 2014
    KingZeal
    It's not contradictory. It merely says those are two possible examples of the trope. It's a stereotype and social construct, which means that there are a lot of ways to interpret it, with some examples and elements more extreme than others.
  • December 9, 2014
    hbi2k
    ^ It doesn't say that though. It doesn't say, "Sometimes she's not even allowed to have any interactions with the babies!" It says, "No, she doesn't get to have any interaction with the baby," as though that were a core part of the definition of the trope, and then goes on to directly contradict it with counter-examples.

    As written, it's vague, contradictory, and poorly-formulated.
  • December 11, 2014
    StarSword
    Literature:
    • In some works in the Star Wars Expanded Universe (they're mentioned in X-Wing: Wedge's Gamble and The Bounty Hunter Wars), Kuati nobles are said to keep telbun, slaves apparently used for both recreational and procreative sex. In Wedge's Gamble Erisi Dlarit and Corran Horn use a Kuati noblewoman and her telbun as their cover ID during The Infiltration, and Erisi tells an Imperial customs agent that she's come to Coruscant with her telbun to conceive, following family tradition.
  • December 19, 2014
    Dawnwing
    Posting this again 'cause it was missed twice (considered just editing it in, but feels like that'd be rude):

    Literature:

    • In the second The Wolf Chronicles novel, it is revealed that when Borlla had vanished in the first book, she had not died as her packmates thought, but instead was being kept as a slave by the Greatwolves to breed with so that the Greatwolves don't become too inbred. A few other young wolves, including males, are also being kept by them for the same purpose.
  • December 19, 2014
    DAN004
    Okay, so... how would this be related to Baby Factory?
  • December 19, 2014
    sgtpendulum
    Because...well, breeding slave can overlapped with sex slave, how do you make more slaves? Fucking the slaves themselves, hence it might be possible that the master view their slaves as a Baby Factory...

    Oh my, that is like the dirtiest explanation I've written.
  • December 25, 2014
    Arivne
    Other Sites
  • December 25, 2014
    DracMonster
    Tabletop Games
    • In the Dungeons And Dragons' Dark Sun setting, Muls are the sterile offspring of dwarves and humans. Humans and dwarves are not naturally attracted to each other, so these are uniformly the offspring of slaves forced to breed. Baring such a child is also not exactly compatible with either race's biology, so the mother usually dies in childbirth.
  • December 26, 2014
    BlackTemplar
    Not sure if this qualifies:

    • In The Island, one of the purposes the clones are said to often serve (and is shown) is for women who don't want to lose their figure or suffer the pain of childbirth themselves. The women are inseminated through clinical means.
  • October 30, 2015
    AgProv
    Literature
    • In Mary Gentle's novel Ash, the mercenary captain Ash discovers the awful truth about herself and her own origins whilst on a commando raid into the capital city of the Carthaginian enemy which is enslaving Europe. All she knows is that she was found as a baby in Carthage who had been abandoned and left to die; the merecenaries were there at the time fighting for Carthage and took her in as a foundling. She finds out that she was a product of a forced breeding programme to create mouthpieces, in tune with the inhuman Golem intelligence which is directing Carthage's war of conquest. She was a near-perfect but flawed failure thrown out with the waste. Her sister, who was adjudged perfect, is Carthage's warrior-general in the war. Their father is a Mad Scientist who keeps many women - including the mother of Ash and her sister - as breeding slaves to provide endless possibly useful daughters.
  • October 30, 2015
    NoirGrimoir
    Common in Video Games where you can breed new characters or mons from other ones.

    • In the main Pokemon franchise of games, it is possible to breed pokemon with stats, traits and moves that are similar to their parents. This being the case, pokemon with high stats, useful traits or rare moves are often used as breeding slaves by players. Of course the ideal breeding slave is a Ditto with max IVs in all stats (inherited stat values), as a Ditto can breed with any pokemon of any gender that isn't a legendary.
  • October 30, 2015
    dalek955
    • In The Zombie Knight, the reaper Mehlsanz mentions that she was one of these in life, sold as soon as she could bear children and killed off when her owner found out she was infertile. As opposed to the present day, when she has a minor queen as her servant...
  • October 30, 2015
    Chabal2
    • Whats New With Phil And Dixie has a tribe of Amazonian women who kidnap men to use as breeders. Said men will fight like tigers against any attempt to rescue them.
    • Mad Max Fury Road: Immortan Joe keeps a harem of women to get sons out of them. Later they're made to mass-produce milk.
    • Downplayed in Ooku: After a plague wipes out three-quarters of Japan's male population (and sticks around), women start running the country. The shogun has a harem of noblemen who are also supposed to serve as her pages and bodyguards, which causes some unrest among the population (especially if the shogun is no longer of childbearing age). There's also a law that those who sleep with the shogun must be killed, due to the traumatic experience of an earlier shogun. The men aren't exactly slaves (it's widely considered an honor and a very good posistion by impoverished nobles), but the only way to leave the palace is by dying or if the shogun is sympathetic to your plight and has you officially killed and sent home under a different name,
  • October 30, 2015
    Lummeck
    Literature:

    • The Bene Gesserit from Dune are an order of magic space nuns who breed individuals for specific traits. Usually anyone outside the Sisterhood is unaware exactly what breeding plan they're being used in, or even that they're being used in one at all.
      • Another Dune example. In the fifth novel, it is revealed that the Bene Tleilax "axlotl tanks" are not tanks at all. They use their women as surrogate mothers for their genetic experiments. Fridge Horror kicks in when you realise that means a Tleilaxu woman gave birth to a slig, a Tleilaxu hybrid of a pig and a slug ("the sweetest meat this side of heaven").
  • November 3, 2015
    aurora369
    In A Song Of Ice And Fire, the Ironborn people have a practice of taking "salt wives": concubines who are used both for recreational and reproductive sex. The children from salt wives are considered full members of the family, but with lower rights to inherit than the children from the real wife. Salt wives are usually taken forcibly from populations of ransacked and looted villages.
  • November 3, 2015
    zarpaulus
    ^ If we're including that.
    • In Crusader Kings II pagan rulers can kidnap women to take as concubines. The children they bear are lower in the line of succession than children of the ruler's wife but still entitled to a share of the land (if there's any left) under gavelkind succession.
  • November 3, 2015
    KingZeal
    I'll update this when I get a chance later.
  • January 18, 2016
    StarSword
    I think this is actually a subtrope of Baby Factory, not just something that overlaps.
  • January 20, 2016
    Arivne
    Tabletop Games
    • Judges Guild magazine The Dungeoneer, article "The Fantasy Roleplaying Previous History System". While creating a character it was possible for that character to be (or become) become a slave. One possible result on one of the random tables was for the slave character to be bought for breeding purposes and have 1-4 children.

Three days must pass before this YKTTW is Launchworthy or Discardable

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/discussion.php?id=e33f419m66doqr4q4zn2zcpz