'''Basic Trope''': A creature that lays eggs... Except that, according to (Earthen) biology's rules, it [[ArtisticLicenseBiology shouldn't be supposed to do so!]]
* '''Straight''': Alice, a human, lays an egg.
** Every single animal on planet Earth lays eggs!
** Bob, a ''male'' human, lays an egg.
** Right after Alice's mother laid her egg, it immediately hatched.
** A frog/fish lays a bunch of hard-shelled eggs.
* '''Justified''': Due to [[MagicGenetics genetic engineering]], Alice's reproduction system causes her to lay eggs instead of giving live birth.
* '''Inverted''': Alice's pet bird, Brenda, gives live birth.
** Turns out, that egg she laid was implanted in her so that she can feel what it's like to lay eggs.
** Alice ''tries'' to lay an egg, but fails.
* '''Double Subverted''':
** However, she still lays eggs naturally.
** Once Alice was just about to give up, she successfully laid an egg.
* '''Parodied''': Alice lays an egg that instantly grows to massive proportions.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Alice lays an egg, which was implanted. She ''tries'' to lay another egg, but fails.
* '''Averted''': Alice gives live birth.
* '''Enforced''': "Hey! We should add a human that lays eggs!"
* '''Lampshaded''': "Yes, I really did lay this egg."
* '''Invoked''': A tiny amount of radiation hits Alice, but all it does is make her lay eggs.
* '''Exploited''': Alice uses her egg as an ImprobableWeapon.
* '''Defied''': Alice would have laid eggs if it wasn't for a tiny amount of radiation.
* '''Discussed''': "...and she laid that egg!" "Really?"
* '''Conversed''': "I'm puzzled. How come in this work, she can lay eggs, when her species should give live birth?"
* '''Implied:''': Alice is shown with an egg.
* '''Deconstructed''': Alice dies due to laying her egg.
* '''Reconstructed''': However, it's really a DisneyDeath.
* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': "Hey! If our character lays eggs, a fanbase will arrive for her. It is usually unexpected, but...!"
* '''Played For Laughs''': Alice's eggs can hatch into ''anything'' that can make the audience laugh.
* '''Played For Drama''': Alice lays an egg, and tries to protect it with all her might.
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