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Rahkshi500
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01:35:42 PM Apr 22nd 2015
edited by Rahkshi500
I know that this isn't about the trope itself, but even though the article points out the thing about seahorse reproduction, I think there's still a common misconception about it.

Male seahorses don't actually get pregnant nor actually give childbirth, because the pouch doesn't seem to be an actual organ like how a womb is, even though the seahorse can try to make it work similarly for temperature control and collecting its sperm into it for fertilization. It isn't any different from how marsupials carry their young in their pouches, with the only difference being eggs instead of live-young, but the seahorse offsprings still aren't attached to their father even after they hatch and eventually leave the pouch. So why do people keep acting as if it's actual pregnancy and childbirth when it isn't?
Steve_Marmot
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08:27:46 PM Jul 25th 2013
Also apepars in the video game Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim. The in-game descriptions, put together, tell the story of the creation of Ardania, the land in which the game takes palce. The story can be summarised by this: "At first, there was only Krolm, the God of Destruction. He made Ardania and got pregnant out of nowhere. His offspring started an incestual relationship and his grandchildren assumed God powers and played their worshippers against each-other till they got bored. They are stll bored."
MithrandirOlorin
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12:28:44 AM May 24th 2012
What about the reverse of this? Cloning does now make a Female being a biological Father very possible, an Embryo can be made from Any cell and function a the Sperm.
MicoolTNT
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12:51:00 AM Apr 22nd 2012
edited by MicoolTNT
Does Ranma really belong here? He's a girl in body and biology, unless you're talking about a "cure gone wrong" fic or one where he specifically changes back and keeps the baby. Isn't this trope about pregnancy in a male BODY?
Telcontar
06:54:47 AM Apr 22nd 2012
Pulled it. If it really is an example, discuss here before putting back.

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