'''Basic Trope''': A woman who is capable of kicking ass and taking names despite being heavily pregnant.
* '''Straight''': Emperor Evulz has sent his {{Mooks}} to kidnap Rachel, who is eight months pregnant. Despite being outnumbered and physically disadvantaged, Rachel manages to dispatch several of them.
* '''Exaggerated''':
** Rachel leads her forces into battle against Emperor Evulz's armies and storms his fortress while actually giving birth.
** Emperor Evulz's forces are wiped out by an entire army of pregnant women.
** Rachel is pregnant with quintuplets and yet can easily face off with [[PhysicalGod Evulz]] himself.
* '''Downplayed''':
** Rachel is four months pregnant. She's also a badass.
** Rachel is slightly physically handicapped by such things as morning sickness and not wanting to harm the baby, but still capable of holding her own in self-defense [[MamaBear or especially defense of the child.]]
** Rachel recently gave birth, and is thus dealing with the aftermath of her pregnancy yet manages to fend off Evulz's assassin.
** Rachel, though capable of holding her own if she must, is also accompanied by non-pregnant friends who'll help her.
* '''Justified''':
** Considering that Rachel is nine months pregnant, Evulz's mooks believe that subduing her will be an easy matter. This lulls them into a false sense of security and they put their guard down, enabling Rachel to get the drop on them despite her physical disadvantage.
** Rachel is prepared for Evulz's goons to track her down and has managed to secure herself in a hard-to-reach location that is advantageous to her. She is also heavily armed and capable of killing them before they get near her.
** Rachel -- or the child she is carrying -- is supernaturally gifted, and is able to use these skills to defend herself even during pregnancy.
** Rachel is from a telepathic race. Her brain isn't weakened by pregnacy.
** Rachel is a BadassBookworm and a GuileHero. Being pregnant doesn't keep her from outwitting her enemies.
** Rachel's baby is TheChosenOne. She is given powers to protect him while giving birth.
** Rachel doesn't want a baby. In fact, she was going to get an abortion. So she is willing to put herself in the same dangerous situations as before even if it's harmful to the fetus.
** Rachel has BizarreAlienBiology where being pregnant makes her stronger and enables her to thwart any dangers to herself or her unborn child.
** Rachel is a MamaBear.
** Rachel's pregnancy is actually unconventional, such as taking place in her soul, thus leaving her free of the normal hindrances.
** Rachel is a RobotGirl and thus isn't physically weakened by her pregnancy.
** Rachel is the Goddess of War & Childbirth, so being a pregnant warrior comes naturally to her.
** Rachel is technically not pregnant herself, instead serving as a incubator.
** [[HarpingOnAboutHarpies Rachel's]] "pregnancy" is just her holding onto her developing eggs until they're ready to lay.
** Rachel is able to detach her soul from her own body, remotely using her meat puppet as if she wasn't even pregnant.
* '''Inverted''':
** Rachel was a badass before she became pregnant, but turns into a complete DamselInDistress once she is.
** Bob becomes a badass PapaWolf to his yet-to-be-born offspring after he impregnates Rachel.
* '''Subverted''':
** Although Rachel puts up a brief struggle, she is easily subdued.
** Rachel considers putting up a fight, but realizes the possible damage to her unborn child and is unwilling to risk it. She surrenders herself.
** Rachel is perfectly willing to go down fighting in spite of being disadvantaged but the Mooks sent to get her are not heartless and ruthless monsters that would harm a pregnant woman and in spite of being perfectly able to take her they let her beat them up.
** [[TheChick Rac]][[DamselInDistress hel]] figures being pregnant would make her into a badass, however she just ends up getting hurt and beat instead.
* '''Doubly Subverted''':
** Rachel feints giving up to allow her attackers to take her into custody without risking harm to herself or her baby; she escapes from their custody in an even more badass fashion than simply fighting them would have been.
** However her maternal instincts ultimately drive her to train, [[TookALevelInBadass becoming]] a respectable and feared warrior despite being heavily pregnant.
* '''Parodied''':
** Rachel's ability to easily kick the asses of the thugs she is surrounded with stems completely from her being pregnant in the first place, involves things such as her completely out-of-control hormones, the pent-up frustration resulting from the bad back and hemorrhoids that have been tormenting her for days, etc.
** In a BlackComedy, she uses her unborn baby as a shield, using the extra tissue to block blows or even throws herself into the fight specifically to have an abortion.
** She gives birth during the fight, and the baby immediately starts attacking mooks left and right.
** Rachel, soundly on the receiving end of a CurbStompBattle from Evulz, asks to have sex with him as her LastRequest. [[AllMenArePerverts Evulz]] eagerly agreeing, the instant fertilization occurs Rachel completely flips the tables and has him dead to rights before he could even blink.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Rachel puts up a fight, but thinks better of it and surrenders herself, but then starts fighting again, but then becomes a weeping, panicking wreck. The confused Mooks theorize that her hormones are completely out of control, but it turns out that she's lulling them into a false state of security...
* '''Averted''':
** Rachel in her current condition poses no realistic threat or possible resistance to the mooks.
** Or Rachel isn't pregnant.
* '''Enforced''': Rachel's character is supposed to be an ActionGirl at the centre of the series, but Rachel [[RealLifeWritesThePlot discovered that she was pregnant halfway through the series]]. The writers decided to incorporate Rachel's pregnancy into the story and hope that WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief (and a CrowningMomentOfAwesome or two) would get them through it rather than try to cover it up.
* '''Lampshaded''':
** "I don't understand it! How the hell did a ''pregnant'' woman just about to drop manage to hand us ''all'' our asses?"
** "You'll have to forgive me, I'm kicking ass for two now."
* '''Invoked''':
** Despite being pregnant, Rachel has committed herself to being prepared to combat her enemies at any time.
** Rachel is defending her own child, and her MamaBear instincts give her an edge.
** Rachel deliberately becomes pregnant to ''become'' a badass.
* '''Exploited''':
** Evulz causes Rachel to enter premature labor, forcing her to surrender to save her child.
** Evulz impregnates his ''own'' female minions to make them a better match for Rachel.
** Evulz specifically threatens Rachel's unborn child so she'll do as he says.
* '''Defied''': Evulz chooses a moment when Rachel's pregnancy is least likely to enable her to offer resistance to strike.
* '''Discussed''': "I still wouldn't get on the wrong side of Rachel -- pregnant or not, she could probably kick your ass any time."
* '''Conversed''': "Okay, I seriously doubt that Rachel is able to ''stand upright'' for longer than ten minutes at this point in the story, much less defeat Evulz's entire army."
* '''Implied''': Rachel, who maintains a regular diet and exercise routine, unusually seems to be gaining weight even as she becomes more active fighting Evulz's army.
* '''Deconstructed''': As soon as she dispatches the villains, Rachel grasps her stomach in pain; the exertion and damage she and her unborn child received during the fight triggers a miscarriage, which torments Rachel with grief and guilt and makes her a more vulnerable target.
* '''Reconstructed''': Given that the choice is between potentially losing the baby in a fight, and being kidnapped and likely killed, losing the baby anyway, Rachel makes extensive use of cover and defensive tactics to keep her and her baby safe, keeping a distance and using a ranged weapon.
* '''Played For Laugh''': Rachel [[FragileFlower was]] [[ShrinkingViolet formerly]] a meek woman, but upon becoming pregnant suddenly becomes a badass trash-talking curb-stomping engine of death and destruction.
* '''Played For Drama''':
** Rachel is called out as callous and horrible by her friends & family for endangering her child, and even [[EvenEvilHasStandards Evulz]] is so appalled he tries to forcibly contain her instead of fight until she gives birth.
** Rachel is overly reliant on pregnancy to keep herself a badass warrior, leading her to be consecutively pregnant and ending up dying because her body couldn't handle the strain.
** Rachel, filled with hatred over being betrayed by her [[BigBadFriend boyfriend]] Evulz, goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge, overcoming the downsides of pregnancy in the process. However, having neglected proper care for herself and child, she ends up prematurely giving birth to a disabled child.
Be with you at PregnantBadass in a sec... Let me just elevate my legs... ''Surprise!'' ''[Roundhouse kick]''
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