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* The plot of the film Prevenge sees the main character's unborn child willing her to perform a {{RoaringRampageOfRevenge}}, although it is implied that [[spoiler:this is almost certainly a case of {{EnemyWithin}}]].


** Parodied with Stewie's 'brother', Bertram, who was plotting to kill Lois ''as a sperm'' . Once he was born via sperm donation received by a lesbian couple, though, he seemed to focus more on a rivalry with Stewie.

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** Parodied with Stewie's 'brother', Bertram, who was plotting to kill Lois ''as ''[[SpermAsPeople as a sperm'' .sperm]]''. Once he was born via sperm donation received by a lesbian couple, though, he seemed to focus more on a rivalry with Stewie.


The only thing creepier and more dangerous than the EnfantTerrible. The Fetus Terrible hasn't even been born yet, but will become TheAntichrist or a demon prophesied to bring about TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt once it escapes from its womb. The woman carrying this (often literally) hellborn spawn is usually an innocent, unwittingly impregnated by the Devil himself, and the other characters have to race to prevent the birth or stop the child from becoming the ultimate EnfantTerrible. Occasionally this can result of a perfectly normal pregnancy GoneHorriblyWrong pre or post conception, where the issue can be a {{mutant|s}}, HybridMonster, UndeadChild or some other abomination. This trope can also overlap with BodyHorror, especially if the mother knows what's growing inside her.

SubTrope of SuperiorSuccessor, in cases where this isn't usual for the species, and a form of WombHorror.

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The only thing creepier and more dangerous than the EnfantTerrible. The Fetus Terrible hasn't even been born yet, but will become TheAntichrist or a demon prophesied to bring about TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt once it escapes from its womb. The woman carrying this (often literally) hellborn hell-born spawn is usually an innocent, unwittingly impregnated by the Devil himself, and the other characters have to race to prevent the birth or stop the child from becoming the ultimate EnfantTerrible. Occasionally this can result of a perfectly normal pregnancy GoneHorriblyWrong pre or post conception, where the issue can be a {{mutant|s}}, HybridMonster, UndeadChild or some other abomination. This trope can also overlap with BodyHorror, WombHorror, especially if the mother knows what's growing inside her.

SubTrope of SuperiorSuccessor, in cases where this isn't usual for the species, and a form of WombHorror.
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* Isabelle Tyler of ''Series/TheFortyFourHundred'', while in her mother's womb, managed to injure Jordan Collier in such a way that healer Shawn Farrell was never able to completely repair.

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* ''Series/TheFortyFourHundred'': In "White Light", the unborn Isabelle Tyler of ''Series/TheFortyFourHundred'', while in uses her mother's womb, managed abilities to injure Jordan Collier in such a way that healer Shawn Farrell was never able is unable to completely repair.heal him more than a year later.


* So did Phoebe on ''Series/{{Charmed}}'', with Cole's child (conceived while he was possessed by [[MadeOfEvil the Source]], and was thus destined to become the ruler of the underworld if born). Ultimately, the fetus was magically transferred to the Seer, who, unable to handle the sheer power it had come to develop, exploded violently enough to take down the ''entire Infernal Council'' with her.

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* So did Phoebe on ''Series/{{Charmed}}'', ''Series/{{Charmed|1998}}'', with Cole's child (conceived while he was possessed by [[MadeOfEvil the Source]], and was thus destined to become the ruler of the underworld if born). Ultimately, the fetus was magically transferred to the Seer, who, unable to handle the sheer power it had come to develop, exploded violently enough to take down the ''entire Infernal Council'' with her.

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* One of the unsubs on ''Series/CriminalMinds'' was a teen boy who claimed his mother turned him into a monster by hating him since he was born. She eventually admits to hating him because she "was pregnant with twins, and then [she] wasn't." The show does point out that he's too young to be diagnosed with psychopathy, so it's unclear who's right (whether he committed his first murder in the womb, or whether his mother's mistrust of him drove him to rise to her expectations).


SubTrope of SuperiorSuccessor, in cases where this isn't usual for the species.

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SubTrope of SuperiorSuccessor, in cases where this isn't usual for the species.
species, and a form of WombHorror.


* ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'': Multiple:
** There's a classic example in a Lovecraftian sense. A woman whose ancestry isn't all human is made pregnant by a demon whose parent is Shub-Niggurath. The unborn child is predicted to be a powerful demon whose progeny will wipe the earth clean of humans. The mother is killed. Subversion: the mother is killed over twenty years too late, and the child grows up apparently human until his death. At which point it comes back to life and fights like hell ''not'' to be turned into the predicted demon. Currently in this universe, said character is one of the heroes. So far.
** In ''[[http://whateleyacademy.net/index.php/9-original-canon/73-buffalo-gal-won-t-you-come-out-tonight-ch-4 Buffalo Gal Won't You Come Out Tonight (Ch 4)]]'', Debra is spiritually impregnated by one of Unhcegila's sons. When her spiritual abortion is discussed:
---> "If she doesn't do this, she will die. The spawn of the serpent-creature will eat their way out of her, killing her in an agonizingly painful, slow death. She will die in the dream world, and she will die in the real world. Before she dies in the real world, though, she will be driven mad by what is happening to her." She looked at me with a level gaze. "You have no choice. She must take the medicine, and you must incant the spell I tell you if you wish to save her life."



* {{Discussed}} in Series/TheWalkingDead. Lori briefly expresses concern over what would happen if she suffered a miscarriage, and her unborn child ''turned in the womb.''

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* {{Discussed}} in Series/TheWalkingDead.''Series/TheWalkingDead''. Lori briefly expresses concern over what would happen if she suffered a miscarriage, and her unborn child ''turned in the womb.''



* In the Literature/WhateleyUniverse, there's a classic example in a Lovecraftian sense. A woman whose ancestry isn't all human is made pregnant by a demon whose parent is Shub-Niggurath. The unborn child is predicted to be a powerful demon whose progeny will wipe the earth clean of humans. The mother is killed. Subversion: the mother is killed over twenty years too late, and the child grows up apparently human until his death. At which point it comes back to life and fights like hell ''not'' to be turned into the predicted demon. Currently in this universe, said character is one of the heroes. So far.


* ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken'' has the ''unihar'', or "ghost children," which are created when two werewolves have a sexual relationship and the female gets pregnant. At birth, a twisted malformed spirit emerges and flees into the Shadow Realm, waiting to grow more powerful and exact revenge upon its parents.

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* The first edition of ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken'' has the ''unihar'', or "ghost children," which are created when two werewolves have a sexual relationship and the female gets pregnant. At birth, a twisted malformed spirit emerges and flees into the Shadow Realm, waiting to grow more powerful and exact revenge upon its parents. Averted in 2E, wherein the product of two werewolves is simply almost certain to be a [[HalfHumanHybrid wolfblood]] likely to undergo the First Change.


* ''Webcomic/MyCage'': [[http://www.seattlepi.com/fun/mycage.asp?date=20091111 In this strip]] during Violet's ultrasound the doctor is quite terrified that the baby's heartbeat sounds like the theme from ''Film/{{Jaws}}'', but since this is [[PerpetualFrowner Violet]] and [[SmallNameBigEgo Rex's]] [[NoAccountingForTaste baby]], they seem quite pleased.

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* ''Webcomic/MyCage'': ''ComicStrip/MyCage'': [[http://www.seattlepi.com/fun/mycage.asp?date=20091111 In this strip]] during Violet's ultrasound the doctor is quite terrified that the baby's heartbeat sounds like the theme from ''Film/{{Jaws}}'', but since this is [[PerpetualFrowner Violet]] and [[SmallNameBigEgo Rex's]] [[NoAccountingForTaste baby]], they seem quite pleased.


* Implied to be the [[{{HumanoidAbomination}} main antagonist]] of the film ''Film/DeadNight'', a woman is shown giving birth to one of these in the movie's opening. It flexes out her midsection in ways often seen in this trope.

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* ''Film/DeadNight'': Implied to be the [[{{HumanoidAbomination}} main antagonist]] of the film ''Film/DeadNight'', film, a woman is shown giving birth to one of these in the movie's opening. It flexes out her midsection in ways often seen in this trope.

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* Implied to be the [[{{HumanoidAbomination}} main antagonist]] of the film ''Film/DeadNight'', a woman is shown giving birth to one of these in the movie's opening. It flexes out her midsection in ways often seen in this trope.


* The creation myth in some [[Myth/NativeAmericanMythology American Indian]] cultures features the Good Twin and the Evil Twin. The Evil Twin is evil from the womb, and typically kills his mother trying to get born too quickly. He goes on to create death, disease and the Rocky Mountains[[note]]that's not ArsonMurderAndJaywalking, as the Rockies are an extremely dangerous and inhospitable mountain range, particularly before modern times[[/note]].

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* The creation myth in some [[Myth/NativeAmericanMythology American Indian]] cultures features the Good Twin and the Evil Twin. The Evil Twin is evil from the womb, and typically kills his mother trying to get born too quickly. He goes on to create death, disease and the Rocky Mountains[[note]]that's Mountains.[[note]]That's not ArsonMurderAndJaywalking, as the Rockies are an extremely dangerous and inhospitable mountain range, particularly before modern times[[/note]].times.[[/note]]



* [[VideoGame/{{Darius}} Darius II]] has the Bio Strong, a giant embryo, as the final boss of Zone V and Zone Z. It has a pitiful moveset consisting of only two different attacks, but that's not to say they're easy to dodge...

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* [[VideoGame/{{Darius}} ''[[VideoGame/{{Darius}} Darius II]] II]]'' has the Bio Strong, a giant embryo, as the final boss of Zone V and Zone Z. It has a pitiful moveset consisting of only two different attacks, but that's not to say they're easy to dodge...


* In one of the more nightmarish episodes of ''Series/UltramanAce'', Yapool curses a pregnant woman by transforming her unborn child into a monster called Mazarius. To make matters worse, after Mazarius is "birthed"[[note]]due to being a fetus, part of the creature's life is still in the mother's womb[[/note]], Yapool transforms the pregnant woman into the source of the creature's life force meaning the only way Ace can kill Mazarius is to somehow lift the curse of its "mother".

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* In one of the more nightmarish episodes of ''Series/UltramanAce'', Yapool curses a pregnant woman by transforming her unborn child into a monster called Mazarius. To make matters worse, after Mazarius is "birthed"[[note]]due "birthed,"[[note]]due to being a fetus, part of the creature's life is still in the mother's womb[[/note]], womb[[/note]] Yapool transforms the pregnant woman into the source of the creature's life force meaning the only way Ace can kill Mazarius is to somehow lift the curse of its "mother".


* A movie made in the mid 90's called ''Aswang'' had this. Basically [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aswang Aswang are Philippine Vampires whose tongues are abnormally long and are used to suck the innards out of sleeping people]]. The film's version plays on this as the Aswang in this American movie feed off of unborn children, but the survivors of an Aswang attack become Aswang themselves. [[spoiler: At the end of the movie, the mother is running away for her life, stumbles and is preparing to be killed by the house help when she feels something tickle downwards past her legs: It's an abnormally long tongue belonging to a baby Aswang.]]

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* A movie made in the mid 90's called ''Aswang'' had this. Basically [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aswang Aswang are Philippine Vampires whose tongues are abnormally long and are used to suck the innards out of sleeping people]]. people.]] The film's version plays on this as the Aswang in this American movie feed off of unborn children, but the survivors of an Aswang attack become Aswang themselves. [[spoiler: At the end of the movie, the mother is running away for her life, stumbles and is preparing to be killed by the house help when she feels something tickle downwards past her legs: It's an abnormally long tongue belonging to a baby Aswang.]]

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