'''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.
* '''Exaggerated''':
** Every single animal on planet Earth lays eggs!
** Bob, a ''male'' human, lays an egg.
** Bob's ''truck'' lays an egg.
* '''Downplayed''':
** 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.
** Alice is from a planet where humans actually do lay eggs.
* '''Inverted''': Alice's pet bird, Brenda, gives live birth.
* '''Subverted''':
** 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''':
** "We need an early sign that this world is not as it seems." "I know! A human who lays eggs!"
** The show uses HollywoodScience as a RunningGag.
* '''Lampshaded''': "Yes, I really did lay this egg." "That's impossible." "I know. [[LogicalFallacies I did it anyway.]]"
* '''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. Why does Alice lay eggs when her species should give live birth?"
* '''Implied''': Alice is shown with an egg.
* '''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.
** Alice lays an egg, and tries to protect it with all her might.
* '''Played For Drama''': Alice [[DeathByChildbirth dies]] due to laying her egg.
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