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* ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'' has this among two brothers, Hurin and Huor. Huor is killed and Hurin is captured after the Nirnaeth Arnoediad, with their wives giving birth to children months after the battle.
* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'': Queen Rhaella Targaryen was pregnant with her daughter Daenerys when King Aerys II was killed in the Sack of King's Landing.


* In [[https://www.wattpad.com/user/HeatAndChills HeatAndChills]]' Film/CabinFever microfic, [[https://www.wattpad.com/story/197976919-cabin-fever-promises-to-keep Cabin Fever: Promises To Keep]], this is the outcome of Paul and Marcy's one night stand. [[FixFic Marcy survives]]; Paul doesn't. [[TearJerker Marcy decides to name their daughter]] after their mutual friend and Paul's true love, Karen.

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* In [[https://www.wattpad.com/user/HeatAndChills HeatAndChills]]' Film/CabinFever microfic, [[https://www.wattpad.com/story/197976919-cabin-fever-promises-to-keep Cabin Fever: Promises To Keep]], this is the outcome of Paul and Marcy's one night stand. [[FixFic Marcy survives]]; Paul doesn't. [[TearJerker Marcy decides to name their daughter]] after their mutual friend and Paul's true love, Karen.Karen, while giving her the middle name Pauline, in remembrance of her father.

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* In ''Fanfic/TurningTables'', it is after [[TheBadGuyWins Thanos wins]] does Peter discover that Pepper was pregnant with Tony's child.


* ''ComicBook/{{Deadpool}}'' is a GenderInvertedExample. He conceived Ellie with Carmelita the one time they had sex during a time Carm thought she was going to be killed. It's unknown if she was a virgin, but the encounter resulted in Ellie. Deadpool doesn't find out until she tracks him down much later and he chases them away to protect them. Sadly, the meeting happens in front of [[MadScientist Butler]], who kidnaps Carm and orders her death. Deadpool did manage to reunite with Ellie. They talk about Carm briefly and she asks if Deadpool knew her mom. He admits he didn't really know her, but he wanted to. He says he never got the chance and Ellie ask if she died. He silently turns away from her in grief.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Deadpool}}'' is a GenderInvertedExample.GenderInvertedTrope with ''ComicBook/{{Deadpool}}''. He conceived Ellie with Carmelita the one time they had sex during a time Carm thought she was going to be killed. It's unknown if she was a virgin, but the encounter resulted in Ellie. Deadpool doesn't find out until she tracks him down much later and he chases them away to protect them. Sadly, the meeting happens in front of [[MadScientist Butler]], who kidnaps Carm and orders her death. Deadpool did manage to reunite with Ellie. They talk about Carm briefly and she asks if Deadpool knew her mom. He admits he didn't really know her, but he wanted to. He says he never got the chance and Ellie ask if she died. He silently turns away from her in grief.



* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': There's another rare GenderInvertedExample in the "America" story. America Jara, a democratic protestor, is accidentally killed during an arrest to stop a terrorist attack. Her [[ChildhoodFriendRomance childhood friend and recent lover]] Bennet Beeny transfers his brain to her comatose body so they can always be together, but not before impregnating the body. He names their daughter "America" in her honor.

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* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': There's another rare GenderInvertedExample Gender-Inverted Example in the "America" story. America Jara, a democratic protestor, is accidentally killed during an arrest to stop a terrorist attack. Her [[ChildhoodFriendRomance childhood friend and recent lover]] Bennet Beeny transfers his brain to her comatose body so they can always be together, but not before impregnating the body. He names their daughter "America" in her honor.



* In the ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' AU ''Fanfic/NineteenEightyThreeDoomsdayStories'', it's revealed that Sopron is this for Austria, considering that [[spoiler:he's the father, with Hungary being her mother]].

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* In the ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' AU AU



''Fanfic/NineteenEightyThreeDoomsdayStories'', it's revealed that Sopron is this for Austria, considering that [[spoiler:he's the father, with Hungary being her mother]].



* GenderInverted in ''Fanfic/FlamesShade''. Ruby goes to a pillaged village and finds out that her half-sister's distant mother Raven has died. Raven left behind an infant daughter, who [[PromotionToParent Yang and Ruby decide to raise]].

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* GenderInverted GenderInvertedTrope in ''Fanfic/FlamesShade''. Ruby goes to a pillaged village and finds out that her half-sister's distant mother Raven has died. Raven left behind an infant daughter, who [[PromotionToParent Yang and Ruby decide to raise]].



* ''FanFic/Checkmate'' [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8852698/1/Checkmate]] by Anla'Shok has [[OCStandIn Johanna Mason]] coming from a long line of tributes, who've been sent in due to ExecutiveMeddling after some recent ancestor did something to piss off the Capitol several generations ago, causing multiple members to be reaped for the Games. Johanna says that he mother deliberately got pregnant in order to leave someone behind due to suspecting that it would be her turn the next year, and she did indeed get reaped when Johanna was a couple months old.

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* ''FanFic/Checkmate'' [[https://www.''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8852698/1/Checkmate]] net/s/8852698/1/Checkmate Checkmate]]'' by Anla'Shok has [[OCStandIn Johanna Mason]] coming from a long line of tributes, who've been sent in due to ExecutiveMeddling after some recent ancestor did something to piss off the Capitol several generations ago, causing multiple members to be reaped for the Games. Johanna says that he mother deliberately got pregnant in order to leave someone behind due to suspecting that it would be her turn the next year, and she did indeed get reaped when Johanna was a couple months old.



* In Stanley Kubrick's ''Film/{{Spartacus}}'', [[spoiler: Spartacus makes his heroic sacrifice and is crucified along with his men. While escaping out of Rome, Varinia shows her dying lover their newborn son, who will grow up to be a free man]].
* ''Literature/TheWorldAccordingToGarp''. See Literature.
* During the credits of the 2010 LiveActionAdaptation of ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato'' [[spoiler:Yuki is seen with her son from Kodai who died destroying the last Meteor Bomb]]. This is during the ending credits no less.
* A variation occurs in ''Film/CarlitosWay''. Carlito finds out Gail is pregnant before he dies, but the effect is still the same.
* ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet5TheDreamChild''. Incidentally, the pregnancy (which allows Krueger to attack through the unborn child's dreams) is indirectly responsible for Dan's death.
* ''Film/AustinPowers'', the supposed reason why Scott was created. It would later turn out to be not totally true.

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* In Stanley Kubrick's ''Film/{{Spartacus}}'', [[spoiler: Spartacus makes his heroic sacrifice and is crucified along ''Film/TheAirIBreathe'': Sorrow finds out that she has become pregnant with his men. While escaping out of Rome, Varinia shows her dying lover their newborn son, who will grow up to be a free man]].
* ''Literature/TheWorldAccordingToGarp''. See Literature.
* During
Pleasure's baby after Fingers killed him. She runs away with the credits of the 2010 LiveActionAdaptation of ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato'' [[spoiler:Yuki is seen money from Happiness' bank robbery to start a new life.
* The Filipino film ''All My Life'' ends with Sam's love interest turned wife Louie (Short for Louisa) playing
with her son by him, due to Sam dying from Kodai who died destroying the last Meteor Bomb]]. This is during the a fatal heart attack that rots his heart muscles, before this scene occurred.
* The
ending credits no less.
* A variation occurs in ''Film/CarlitosWay''. Carlito finds out Gail
of ''Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInLondon'' is pregnant before he dies, but set up so that, [[spoiler:while David is killed,]] his relationship with Alex ensures the effect is still possibility of a bouncing baby sequel. Although not explicitly stated, the same.
* ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet5TheDreamChild''. Incidentally,
character played by Julie Delpy in the pregnancy (which allows Krueger ''Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInParis'' was, in fact, intended to attack through the unborn child's dreams) is indirectly responsible for Dan's death.
be David's daughter.
* ''Film/AustinPowers'', the supposed reason why Scott was created. It would later turn out to be not totally true.
* ''Film/TheBabadook'' horribly deconstructs this trope. Amelia's husband died the same day that her son was born (driving her to the hospital, in fact), so Amelia had every reason to anticipate a long, happy life with her husband and child. Instead, her grief and her attempts to be a loving mother to Sam are deeply tangled, and she can't even celebrate Sam's birthday on the proper day. This furious resentment and grief is what gives the Babadook itself such power. [[spoiler: Towards the end of the film, she screams at Sam that sometimes she wishes she'd lost her baby, and not her husband.]]
* ''Film/BlackChristmas1974''. Somewhat subverted in that [[spoiler: the father was depicted as kind of a jerk, and the heroine may have had an abortion, assuming she never learned the truth about what actually happened]].
* In ''Film/{{Braveheart}}'' Isabella of France, wanting to rub Edward I's nose in the fact that she will ultimately be having the last laugh, tells him that the child she is pregnant with, the future Edward III, was not fathered by Edward II, but rather by William Wallace, meaning that the reign of Edward I's bloodline is effectively over.



* ''Film/TheTerminator''; Kyle Reese dies after impregnating Sarah Connor, enabling her to give birth to John Connor.
* ''Film/ColdMountain''; [[spoiler:the main character, after reuniting with his wife]].

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* ''Film/TheTerminator''; Kyle Reese dies after impregnating Sarah Connor, enabling her Happens in the epilogue of Dario Argento's ''The Card Player''.
* A variation occurs in ''Film/CarlitosWay''. Carlito finds out Gail is pregnant before he dies, but the effect is still the same.
* The remake of ''Film/ChildrenOfTheCorn2009'', the movie ends with a proclamation that the cult's "age of sacrifice" has been lowered from 19
to give birth 18. [[TheDragon Enforcer]] Malachai is clearly one of the people who is now too old to John Connor.
live and resigns himself to his fate, leaving behind a very upset wife with a bulging belly. (This is in the original Creator/StephenKing story.)
** Also implied: The movie features an occult ceremony deemed ''"The time of fertilization"'' by the CreepyChild high priest leading it. The ceremony includes a very vocal sex scene between two non-speaking unnamed extras. It is strongly implied that the woman gets pregnant from this. Her ceremonial sperm donor mightn't have a name, but he is addressed in the credits as "The oldest boy". So if other members of the clan were past the age of sacrifice, obviously the oldest boy must be, too.
* ''Film/ColdMountain''; [[spoiler:the main character, after reuniting with his wife]].
* ''Film/{{Creed}}'': Adonis Johnson is the illegitimate son of the late Apollo Creed, who was killed in the ring before he was born.
* In ''Film/{{Creep|2014}}'' Josef explains to hired cameraman Aaron that he's dying of cancer, and wants Aaron to document his life so that his unborn child will one day be able to know him. [[spoiler: This is just [[WoundedGazelleGambit a lie to gain Aaron's trust and sympathy]].]]
* This is the surprise twist at the end of ''Crush'': Kate is revealed to be pregnant with Jed's baby. It is the only reason the movie avoids an unbelievably DownerEnding.
* In ''Film/DemonicToys'', a cop tells her boyfriend (also a cop) about her pregnancy right before a drug bust. You can pretty much guess what happened right afterwards.
* In the Troma/Astron 6 spoof ''Film/FathersDay2011'', the act of impregnating a woman makes you a target for the BigBad, a rapist and serial killer whose preferred victims are fathers.
* ''Film/FemaleAgents'': Louise finds out she's pregnant with her late husband's child early in the film, torn between happiness and worry over the danger she's in. [[spoiler: She miscarries after being struck in the stomach during her torture by the Nazis. It is stated in the epilogue that the actual Louise married again, but never had other children.]]
* ''Film/TheFly1986'': Veronica is impregnated by Seth Brundle before the end of the movie; although she seeks out an abortion because of the possibility the child will be a mutant, he -- with this trope in mind, especially since it ''might'' have been conceived before his TragicMistake and thus be fully human -- prevents this. Because the movie ends immediately after Seth/Brundlefly's death, the question of what would become of the child is a loose end that allows for [[SpinOffspring their son to be the mutant protagonist]] of the 1989 sequel ''Film/TheFlyII''. Interestingly, the first film was ''supposed'' to end with one of four filmed epilogues that would have tied up the end; in three of the four Veronica has an abortion (and one even has her subsequently carrying her previous lover Stathis's child instead), while one confirmed she would keep Seth's child after all no matter what it turned out to be -- but none of the epilogues worked in test screenings, primarily because (according to Creator/DavidCronenberg) Seth's death was too upsetting for audiences to be immediately followed by a hopeful coda.
* At the end of ''Gloomy Sunday'', Ilona is shown to be heavily pregnant. It isn't revealed if Laszlo or Andres is the father, however [[spoiler: both are dead by the end, so the trope applies either way]].
* In the 2009 film ''Grace'', the father-to-be dies in a car accident. [[spoiler: The unborn child dies as well, but she gets better...sort of.]]
* Forms the plot of the 2009 tearjerker ''The Greatest''. In this case, parents of a dead teen take in his pregnant girlfriend.
* ''Film/{{Inside}}''. As depressing as it is, it only begins this way and gets much, much worse.



* ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd'', although it doesn't ''quite'' follow the usual pattern...since [[spoiler:Will gets to come back, albeit, after the ''child'' frees him from his curse in ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMenTellNoTales Dead Men Tell No Tales]]'']].
* ''Film/PlanetTerror'' ("I told you, I never miss.")
* ''Film/{{Premonition}}'': Apparently this is supposed to make the film's ending uplifting rather than horribly depressing.
* ''Film/{{Prometheus}}'': The heroine's husband not only leaves her with Some'''''thing''''' to remember him by, but also something to remind her of the [[{{Squick}} terrible process of his death.]]
* ''Film/{{Inside}}''. As depressing as it is, it only begins this way and gets much, much worse.
* In ''Film/TakingLives'', after taking out the serial killer, lead detective Creator/AngelinaJolie and star witness Creator/EthanHawke decide to resolve the sexual tension that had been burning between them for the whole friggin' movie. Of course, the next morning, Jolie discovers that the real killer is the guy she'd just been sweating all night long. The killer goes on the run, leaving Det. Jolie in the family way from their one night stand. Of course, [[spoiler:it turns out the pregnancy was really faked with a prosthetic belly, to lure the killer into a trap. Which is good, because he ''stabs her in the stomach''.]]
* ''Film/{{Revelation}}'' sees our hero and heroine searching for an ancient box containing the nails that held Jesus on the cross, while trying to evade an evil cabal. Upon finding the box, the cute but bookish heroine notices it has a male/female symbol on the front and has a sudden urge to "love thy neighbor." Of course the guy, whom she's known for all of 12 hours, has no problem in putting off their escape from the baddies for a couple minutes while he takes care of business. The goons show up literally as he finishes and he soon dies while escaping, after losing the box. It turns out [[spoiler: that he's the descendant of Jesus and his last act was to put the second coming (get it?) in the heroine's belly]]. Meanwhile, [[spoiler:an evil bishop finds the nails and uses the residual Jesus DNA to create a clone which turns out to be the antichrist]]. Yeah, it's messed up.
* ''Film/{{Rumpelstiltskin}}''. Partially subverted in that [[spoiler:the father is temporarily brought back via a wish made by his grieving wife, however, whether this wish was real or an illusion is not made clear (although, given the demonic nature of the wish-granting title character, it is probably the latter)]].
* The ending of ''Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInLondon'' is set up so that, [[spoiler:while David is killed,]] his relationship with Alex ensures the possibility of a bouncing baby sequel. Although not explicitly stated, the character played by Julie Delpy in the ''Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInParis'' was, in fact, intended to be David's daughter.
* In ''Film/{{Starman}}'', the alien knocks up the heroine before returning to his home planet for good. As his human form is identical to that of the heroine's dead husband, the baby is both someone to remember the alien by ''and'' someone to remember the dead husband by.
* In ''Film/ToEachHisOwn'', Jody meets an ace pilot during UsefulNotes/WorldWarI and has his baby. Out of wedlock, however, creating a problem for her.
* ''Film/ThePaintedVeil''. In the book, [[YourCheatingHeart it isn't his]]. In the movie it's unclear.
* In ''Film/DemonicToys'', a cop tells her boyfriend (also a cop) about her pregnancy right before a drug bust. You can pretty much guess what happened right afterwards.
* ''Film/BlackChristmas1974''. Somewhat subverted in that [[spoiler: the father was depicted as kind of a jerk, and the heroine may have had an abortion, assuming she never learned the truth about what actually happened]].
* ''Film/TheFly1986'': Veronica is impregnated by Seth Brundle before the end of the movie; although she seeks out an abortion because of the possibility the child will be a mutant, he -- with this trope in mind, especially since it ''might'' have been conceived before his TragicMistake and thus be fully human -- prevents this. Because the movie ends immediately after Seth/Brundlefly's death, the question of what would become of the child is a loose end that allows for [[SpinOffspring their son to be the mutant protagonist]] of the 1989 sequel ''Film/TheFlyII''. Interestingly, the first film was ''supposed'' to end with one of four filmed epilogues that would have tied up the end; in three of the four Veronica has an abortion (and one even has her subsequently carrying her previous lover Stathis's child instead), while one confirmed she would keep Seth's child after all no matter what it turned out to be -- but none of the epilogues worked in test screenings, primarily because (according to Creator/DavidCronenberg) Seth's death was too upsetting for audiences to be immediately followed by a hopeful coda.
* ''Film/RawheadRex'': A heavily pregnant woman is inexplicably spared by the monster. Her husband? Not so much.
* The remake of ''Film/ChildrenOfTheCorn2009'', the movie ends with a proclamation that the cult's "age of sacrifice" has been lowered from 19 to 18. [[TheDragon Enforcer]] Malachai is clearly one of the people who is now too old to live and resigns himself to his fate, leaving behind a very upset wife with a bulging belly. (This is in the original Creator/StephenKing story.)
** Also Implied: The movie features an occult ceremony deemed ''"The time of fertilization"'' by the CreepyChild high priest leading it. The ceremony includes a very vocal sex scene between two non-speaking unnamed extras. It is strongly implied that the woman gets pregnant from this. Her ceremonial sperm donor mightn't have a name, but he is addressed in the credits as "The oldest boy". So if other members of the clan were past the age of sacrifice, obviously the oldest boy must be, too.
* In ''Film/StarTrek2009'' this is used as a beginning trope. Although, not ''completely'' true to form. Baby Jim Kirk was born moments before dad died, and Dad got to name him, instead of being conceived without soon-to-heroic-sacrifice dad knowing as is typical with this trope.
* Subverted in ''My Life'' in which Michael Keaton's character [[spoiler: isn't expected to live long enough to see his baby born. He does anyway]].
* Forms the plot of the 2009 tearjerker ''The Greatest''. In this case, parents of a dead teen take in his pregnant girlfriend.
* Happens in the epilogue of Dario Argento's ''The Card Player''.

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* ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd'', although it doesn't ''quite'' follow Parodied in ''Film/ManBitesDog''. After Patrick, one of the usual pattern...since [[spoiler:Will gets film crew, is killed, Remy tearfully gives his condolences on camera to come back, albeit, after Patrick's pregnant girlfriend. After Franco, another crew member, is killed, Remy gives the ''child'' frees him from his curse in ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMenTellNoTales Dead Men Tell No Tales]]'']].
* ''Film/PlanetTerror'' ("I told you, I never miss.")
* ''Film/{{Premonition}}'': Apparently this is supposed
same condolences...to make the film's ending uplifting rather than horribly depressing.''[[YourCheatingHeart same girlfriend]]''.
* ''Film/{{Prometheus}}'': The heroine's husband not only leaves her with Some'''''thing''''' to remember him by, but also something to remind her of ''Film/TheMummyTombOfTheDragonEmperor'': Zi Yuan was apparently pregnant by Ming when the [[{{Squick}} terrible process of his death.]]
* ''Film/{{Inside}}''. As depressing as it is, it only begins this way
Emperor killed him, and gets much, much worse.
* In ''Film/TakingLives'', after taking out the serial killer, lead detective Creator/AngelinaJolie and star witness Creator/EthanHawke decide
transmitted immortality to resolve the sexual tension that had been burning between them for the whole friggin' movie. Of course, the next morning, Jolie discovers that the real killer is the guy she'd just been sweating all night long. The killer goes on the run, leaving Det. Jolie their daughter Lin. Thus they were briefly able to see each other two thousand years later in the family way from their one night stand. Of course, [[spoiler:it turns out the pregnancy was really faked with a prosthetic belly, to lure the killer into a trap. Which is good, because he ''stabs her in the stomach''.]]
* ''Film/{{Revelation}}'' sees our hero and heroine searching for an ancient box containing the nails that held Jesus on the cross, while trying to evade an evil cabal. Upon finding the box, the cute but bookish heroine notices it has a male/female symbol on the front and has a sudden urge to "love thy neighbor." Of course the guy, whom she's known for all of 12 hours, has no problem in putting off their escape from the baddies for a couple minutes while he takes care of business. The goons show up literally as he finishes and he soon dies while escaping, after losing the box. It turns out [[spoiler: that he's the descendant of Jesus and his last act was to put the second coming (get it?) in the heroine's belly]]. Meanwhile, [[spoiler:an evil bishop finds the nails and uses the residual Jesus DNA to create a clone which turns out to be the antichrist]]. Yeah, it's messed up.
* ''Film/{{Rumpelstiltskin}}''. Partially subverted in that [[spoiler:the father is temporarily brought back via a wish made by his grieving wife, however, whether this wish was real or an illusion is not made clear (although, given the demonic nature of the wish-granting title character, it is probably the latter)]].
* The ending of ''Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInLondon'' is set up so that, [[spoiler:while David is killed,]] his relationship with Alex ensures the possibility of a bouncing baby sequel. Although not explicitly stated, the character played by Julie Delpy in the ''Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInParis'' was, in fact, intended to be David's daughter.
* In ''Film/{{Starman}}'', the alien knocks up the heroine before returning to his home planet for good. As his human form is identical to that of the heroine's dead husband, the baby is both someone to remember the alien by ''and'' someone to remember the dead husband by.
final battle.
* In ''Film/ToEachHisOwn'', Jody meets an ace pilot during UsefulNotes/WorldWarI and has his baby. Out of wedlock, however, creating a problem for her.
* ''Film/ThePaintedVeil''. In the book, [[YourCheatingHeart it isn't his]]. In the movie it's unclear.
* In ''Film/DemonicToys'', a cop tells her boyfriend (also a cop) about her pregnancy right before a drug bust. You can pretty much guess what happened right afterwards.
* ''Film/BlackChristmas1974''. Somewhat subverted in that [[spoiler: the father was depicted as kind of a jerk, and the heroine may have had an abortion, assuming she never learned the truth about what actually happened]].
* ''Film/TheFly1986'': Veronica is impregnated by Seth Brundle before the end of the movie; although she seeks out an abortion because of the possibility the child will be a mutant, he -- with this trope in mind, especially since it ''might'' have been conceived before his TragicMistake and thus be fully human -- prevents this. Because the movie ends immediately after Seth/Brundlefly's death, the question of what would become of the child is a loose end that allows for [[SpinOffspring their son to be the mutant protagonist]] of the 1989 sequel ''Film/TheFlyII''. Interestingly, the first film was ''supposed'' to end with one of four filmed epilogues that would have tied up the end; in three of the four Veronica has an abortion (and one even has her subsequently carrying her previous lover Stathis's child instead), while one confirmed she would keep Seth's child after all no matter what it turned out to be -- but none of the epilogues worked in test screenings, primarily because (according to Creator/DavidCronenberg) Seth's death was too upsetting for audiences to be immediately followed by a hopeful coda.
* ''Film/RawheadRex'': A heavily pregnant woman is inexplicably spared by the monster. Her husband? Not so much.
* The remake of ''Film/ChildrenOfTheCorn2009'', the movie ends with a proclamation that the cult's "age of sacrifice" has been lowered from 19 to 18. [[TheDragon Enforcer]] Malachai is clearly one of the people who is now too old to live and resigns himself to his fate, leaving behind a very upset wife with a bulging belly. (This is in the original Creator/StephenKing story.)
** Also Implied: The movie features an occult ceremony deemed ''"The time of fertilization"'' by the CreepyChild high priest leading it. The ceremony includes a very vocal sex scene between two non-speaking unnamed extras. It is strongly implied that the woman gets pregnant from this. Her ceremonial sperm donor mightn't have a name, but he is addressed in the credits as "The oldest boy". So if other members of the clan were past the age of sacrifice, obviously the oldest boy must be, too.
* In ''Film/StarTrek2009'' this is used as a beginning trope. Although, not ''completely'' true to form. Baby Jim Kirk was born moments before dad died, and Dad got to name him, instead of being conceived without soon-to-heroic-sacrifice dad knowing as is typical with this trope.
* Subverted in ''My Life'' in which Michael Keaton's Creator/MichaelKeaton's character [[spoiler: isn't expected to live long enough to see his baby born. He does anyway]].
* Forms After [[spoiler: Jack's]] suicide mission in ''Film/{{Oblivion 2013}}'' the plot film skips ahead two years to show [[spoiler: Julia]] with a daughter that is obviously his. Then [[spoiler: another Jack Harper clone who had appeared earlier and also showed traces of the 2009 tearjerker ''The Greatest''. In this case, parents original Jack's memories of a dead teen take Julia]] finds them.
* Defied
in ''Film/PansLabyrinth'', in which a villain obsessed with his pregnant girlfriend.
* Happens in
posterity is survived by a newborn son. As he's dying, the epilogue of Dario Argento's ''The Card Player''.women who will care for the baby tell him point-blank that his boy won't even know his name.



* ''Film/TenderMercies'': In the backstory. Rosa Lee didn't even know she was pregnant until after her husband was drafted. Her husband was killed in Vietnam soon after; the movie starts with her and her 12-year-old boy Sonny living alone.
* In ''Film/{{Braveheart}}'' Isabella of France, wanting to rub Edward I's nose in the fact that she will ultimately be having the last laugh, tells him that the child she is pregnant with, the future Edward III, was not fathered by Edward II, but rather by William Wallace, meaning that the reign of Edward I's bloodline is effectively over.
* In the 2009 film ''Grace'', the father-to-be dies in a car accident. [[spoiler: The unborn child dies as well, but she gets better...sort of.]]
* At the end of ''Gloomy Sunday'', Ilona is shown to be heavily pregnant. It isn't revealed if Laszlo or Andres is the father, however [[spoiler: both are dead by the end, so the trope applies either way]].
* This is the surprise twist at the end of ''Crush'': Kate is revealed to be pregnant with Jed's baby. It is the only reason the movie avoids an unbelievably DownerEnding.



* In ''Film/{{Prevenge}}'', a pregnant woman mourns the loss of her dead husband by killing off those responsible for his death, under the orders of [[FetusTerrible her unborn child]].



* In ''The Shaft (2001)'', [[spoiler: Mark's partner Jeff]] leaves behind a pregnant wife after [[spoiler: being strangled to death by elevator cables]].
* During the credits of ''Film/SpaceBattleshipYamato'' [[spoiler:Yuki is seen with her son from Kodai who died destroying the last Meteor Bomb]]. This is during the ending credits no less.
* In Creator/StanleyKubrick's ''Film/{{Spartacus}}'', [[spoiler: Spartacus makes his heroic sacrifice and is crucified along with his men. While escaping out of Rome, Varinia shows her dying lover their newborn son, who will grow up to be a free man]].
* In ''Film/StarTrek2009'' this is used as a beginning trope. Although, not ''completely'' true to form. Baby Jim Kirk was born moments before dad died, and Dad got to name him, instead of being conceived without soon-to-heroic-sacrifice dad knowing as is typical with this trope.
* ''Film/TenderMercies'': In the backstory. Rosa Lee didn't even know she was pregnant until after her husband was drafted. Her husband was killed in Vietnam soon after; the movie starts with her and her 12-year-old boy Sonny living alone.
* ''Film/TheTerminator''; Kyle Reese dies after impregnating Sarah Connor, enabling her to give birth to John Connor.



* After [[spoiler: Jack's]] suicide mission in ''Film/{{Oblivion 2013}}'' the film skips ahead two years to show [[spoiler: Julia]] with a daughter that is obviously his. Then [[spoiler: another Jack Harper clone who had appeared earlier and also showed traces of the original Jack's memories of Julia]] finds them.
* Defied in ''Film/PansLabyrinth'', in which a villain obsessed with his posterity is survived by a newborn son. As he's dying, the women who will care for the baby tell him point-blank that his boy won't even know his name.
* In the Troma/Astron 6 spoof ''Film/FathersDay2011'', the act of impregnating a woman makes you a target for the BigBad, a rapist and serial killer whose preferred victims are fathers.
* Parodied in ''Film/ManBitesDog''. After Patrick, one of the film crew, is killed, Remy tearfully gives his condolences on camera to Patrick's pregnant girlfriend. After Franco, another crew member, is killed, Remy gives the same condolences...to the ''[[YourCheatingHeart same girlfriend]]''.
* In ''The Shaft (2001)'', [[spoiler: Mark's partner Jeff]] leaves behind a pregnant wife after [[spoiler: being strangled to death by elevator cables]].
* ''Film/TheBabadook'' horribly deconstructs this trope. Amelia's husband died the same day that her son was born (driving her to the hospital, in fact), so Amelia had every reason to anticipate a long, happy life with her husband and child. Instead, her grief and her attempts to be a loving mother to Sam are deeply tangled, and she can't even celebrate Sam's birthday on the proper day. This furious resentment and grief is what gives the Babadook itself such power. [[spoiler: Towards the end of the film, she screams at Sam that sometimes she wishes she'd lost her baby, and not her husband.]]
* ''Film/TheAirIBreathe'': Sorrow finds out that she has become pregnant with Pleasure's baby after Fingers killed him. She runs away with the money from Happiness' bank robbery to start a new life.
* ''Film/{{Creed}}'': Adonis Johnson is the illegitimate son of the late Apollo Creed, who was killed in the ring before he was born.
* ''Film/FemaleAgents'': Louise finds out she's pregnant with her late husband's child early in the film, torn between happiness and worry over the danger she's in. [[spoiler: She miscarries after being struck in the stomach during her torture by the Nazis. It is stated in the epilogue that the actual Louise married again, but never had other children.]]
* The Filipino film ''All My Life'' ends with Sam's love interest turned wife Louie (Short for Louisa) playing with her son by him, due to Sam dying from a fatal heart attack that rots his heart muscles, before this scene occurred.
* In ''Film/{{Creep|2014}}'' Josef explains to hired cameraman Aaron that he's dying of cancer, and wants Aaron to document his life so that his unborn child will one day be able to know him. [[spoiler: This is just [[WoundedGazelleGambit a lie to gain Aaron's trust and sympathy]].]]
* In ''Film/{{Prevenge}}'', a pregnant woman mourns the loss of her dead husband by killing off those responsible for his death, under the orders of [[FetusTerrible her unborn child]].
* ''Film/TheMummyTombOfTheDragonEmperor'': Zi Yuan was apparently pregnant by Ming when the Emperor killed him, and transmitted immortality to their daughter Lin. Thus they were briefly able to see each other two thousand years later in the final battle.

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* After [[spoiler: Jack's]] suicide mission in ''Film/{{Oblivion 2013}}'' the film skips ahead two years to show [[spoiler: Julia]] with a daughter that is obviously his. Then [[spoiler: another Jack Harper clone who had appeared earlier and also showed traces of the original Jack's memories of Julia]] finds them.
* Defied in ''Film/PansLabyrinth'', in which a villain obsessed with his posterity is survived by a newborn son. As he's dying, the women who will care for the baby tell him point-blank that his boy won't even know his name.
* In the Troma/Astron 6 spoof ''Film/FathersDay2011'', the act of impregnating a woman makes you a target for the BigBad, a rapist and serial killer whose preferred victims are fathers.
* Parodied in ''Film/ManBitesDog''. After Patrick, one of the film crew, is killed, Remy tearfully gives his condolences on camera to Patrick's pregnant girlfriend. After Franco, another crew member, is killed, Remy gives the same condolences...to the ''[[YourCheatingHeart same girlfriend]]''.
* In ''The Shaft (2001)'', [[spoiler: Mark's partner Jeff]] leaves behind a pregnant wife after [[spoiler: being strangled to death by elevator cables]].
* ''Film/TheBabadook'' horribly deconstructs this trope. Amelia's husband died the same day that her son was born (driving her to the hospital, in fact), so Amelia had every reason to anticipate a long, happy life with her husband and child. Instead, her grief and her attempts to be a loving mother to Sam are deeply tangled, and she can't even celebrate Sam's birthday on the proper day. This furious resentment and grief is what gives the Babadook itself such power. [[spoiler: Towards the end of the film, she screams at Sam that sometimes she wishes she'd lost her baby, and not her husband.]]
* ''Film/TheAirIBreathe'': Sorrow finds out that she has become pregnant with Pleasure's baby after Fingers killed him. She runs away with the money from Happiness' bank robbery to start a new life.
* ''Film/{{Creed}}'': Adonis Johnson is the illegitimate son of the late Apollo Creed, who was killed in the ring before he was born.
* ''Film/FemaleAgents'': Louise finds out she's pregnant with her late husband's child early in the film, torn between happiness and worry over the danger she's in. [[spoiler: She miscarries after being struck in the stomach during her torture by the Nazis. It is stated in the epilogue that the actual Louise married again, but never had other children.]]
* The Filipino film ''All My Life'' ends with Sam's love interest turned wife Louie (Short for Louisa) playing with her son by him, due to Sam dying from a fatal heart attack that rots his heart muscles, before this scene occurred.
* In ''Film/{{Creep|2014}}'' Josef explains to hired cameraman Aaron that he's dying of cancer, and wants Aaron to document his life so that his unborn child will one day be able to know him. [[spoiler: This is just [[WoundedGazelleGambit a lie to gain Aaron's trust and sympathy]].]]
* In ''Film/{{Prevenge}}'', a pregnant woman mourns the loss of her dead husband by killing off those responsible for his death, under the orders of [[FetusTerrible her unborn child]].
* ''Film/TheMummyTombOfTheDragonEmperor'': Zi Yuan was apparently pregnant by Ming when the Emperor killed him, and transmitted immortality to their daughter Lin. Thus they were briefly able to see each other two thousand years later in the final battle.
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* In Sharon Draperís ''[[Literature/TheJerichoTrilogy November Blues]]'', the story starts with the titular character November finding out that she is pregnant with the child of her boyfriend, who [[spoiler:died in a tragic hazing accident prior to the events of the book.]]

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* In Sharon Draperís ''[[Literature/TheJerichoTrilogy November Blues]]'', the story starts with the titular character November finding out that she is pregnant with the child of her boyfriend, who [[spoiler:died in a tragic hazing accident prior to the events of the book.]] book]].



* At the end of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' with [[spoiler:Kasidy, who was revealed to be pregnant with Ben Sisko's child in an earlier episode. This is a variation as Sisko isn't dead; he's gone to live with the Prophets, and nobody knows when he'll be back.]]

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* At the end of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' with [[spoiler:Kasidy, who was revealed to be pregnant with Ben Sisko's child in an earlier episode. This is a variation as Sisko isn't dead; he's gone to live with the Prophets, and nobody knows when he'll be back.]]back]].



* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'': Genderflipped but otherwise played completely straight [[spoiler:at the time]] in the season 13 finale. [[spoiler: The team finds out Ziva died in a bombing, leaving Tony heartbroken. A few minutes later, we find out that Ziva was pregnant with Tony's daughter, Tali, whom she had been raising on her own. This eventually prompts Tony to retire from NCIS to raise Tali. Ultimately subverted in season 16 when Bishop discovers that Ziva is in fact alive (and Ziva leaves her a note asking her to keep it secret), though it's not known if Tony and Tali know the truth yet]].

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Genderflipped but otherwise played completely straight [[spoiler:at the time]] in the season 13 finale. [[spoiler: The team finds out Ziva died in a bombing, leaving Tony heartbroken. A few minutes later, we find out that Ziva was pregnant with Tony's daughter, Tali, whom she had been raising on her own. This eventually prompts Tony to retire from NCIS to raise Tali. Ultimately subverted in season 16 when Bishop discovers that Ziva is in fact alive (and Ziva leaves her a note asking her to keep it secret), though it's not known if Tony and Tali know the truth yet]].



* ''VideoGame/SoulCaliburV'': Sometime between the conclusion of ''SC IV'', yet prior to ''V'', series' protagonist [[StarCrossedLovers Xianghua and Kilik]] finally [[CoitusEnsues consummated their feelings for each other.]] But since [[TheAtoner he]] was still plagued by feelings of guilt, due to being infected by The Evil Seed, he [[spoiler: left her before she awoke and departed for the Astral Chaos to train, in hopes of purifying himself]]. Kilik hasn't been seen, or heard from since; leaving Xianghua to wonder what's become of him [[spoiler: and ultimately [[SecondLove marry another man]] to rebuild her life on her own]]. What he didn't know is that he had left her with child: [[spoiler: their then-unborn son, Xiba]].

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* ''VideoGame/SoulCaliburV'': Sometime between the conclusion of ''SC IV'', yet prior to ''V'', series' protagonist [[StarCrossedLovers Xianghua and Kilik]] finally [[CoitusEnsues consummated their feelings for each other.]] other]]. But since [[TheAtoner he]] was still plagued by feelings of guilt, due to being infected by The Evil Seed, he [[spoiler: left her before she awoke and departed for the Astral Chaos to train, in hopes of purifying himself]]. Kilik hasn't been seen, or heard from since; leaving Xianghua to wonder what's become of him [[spoiler: and ultimately [[SecondLove marry another man]] to rebuild her life on her own]]. What he didn't know is that he had left her with child: [[spoiler: their then-unborn son, Xiba]].


* ''Fanfic/Checkmate'' by Anla'Shok has [[OCStandIn Johanna Mason]] coming from a long line of tributes, who've been sent in due to ExecutiveMeddling after some recent ancestor did something to piss off the Capitol several generations ago, causing multiple members to be reaped for the Games. Johanna says that he mother deliberately got pregnant in order to leave someone behind due to suspecting that it would be her turn the next year, and she did indeed get reaped when Johanna was a couple months old.

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* ''Fanfic/Checkmate'' ''FanFic/Checkmate'' [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8852698/1/Checkmate]] by Anla'Shok has [[OCStandIn Johanna Mason]] coming from a long line of tributes, who've been sent in due to ExecutiveMeddling after some recent ancestor did something to piss off the Capitol several generations ago, causing multiple members to be reaped for the Games. Johanna says that he mother deliberately got pregnant in order to leave someone behind due to suspecting that it would be her turn the next year, and she did indeed get reaped when Johanna was a couple months old.

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* ''Fanfic/Checkmate'' by Anla'Shok has [[OCStandIn Johanna Mason]] coming from a long line of tributes, who've been sent in due to ExecutiveMeddling after some recent ancestor did something to piss off the Capitol several generations ago, causing multiple members to be reaped for the Games. Johanna says that he mother deliberately got pregnant in order to leave someone behind due to suspecting that it would be her turn the next year, and she did indeed get reaped when Johanna was a couple months old.

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* In [[https://www.wattpad.com/user/HeatAndChills HeatAndChills]]' Film/CabinFever microfic, [[https://www.wattpad.com/story/197976919-cabin-fever-promises-to-keep Cabin Fever: Promises To Keep]], this is the outcome of Paul and Marcy's one night stand. [[FixFic Marcy survives]]; Paul doesn't. [[TearJerker Marcy decides to name their daughter]] after their mutual friend and Paul's true love, Karen.

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* ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'' has the silver dragon Adalon in ''Shadows of Amn'' invoke the trope. She and her mate were engaged in a pitched battle, and the male dragon died in the assistance. When Adalon was granted a wish for her service, she tried to resurrect her husband with it. When that failed, however, she asked for dragon eggs that were impregnated by his ghost, which works.

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* Astronaut Clifton "C.C." Williams died on October 5, 1967, in a jet crash when his T-38 Talon, which he was flying from Cape Kennedy to Mobile, Alabama--so he could see his father, who was dying of cancer--crashed near Tallahassee, Florida. Shortly after, his wife, Beth Williams, found out she was pregnant with their second child. The child was born on May 31, 1968.


* In ''Literature/PlanetPirates Generation Warriors]]'', this happened on a society-wide level with the heavyworlders during their colony's harsh first winter. The men impregnated their wives, then [[HeroicSuicide committed suicide so that they wouldn't be a drain on their wives' resources]], [[NoPartyLikeADonnerParty their wives could eat their bodies]], and the colony as a whole could survive. Their children are not happy with the Federation of Sentient Planets, who dropped their parents into this situation with no support and are now trying to tell them how to live.

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* In ''Literature/PlanetPirates ''[[Literature/PlanetPirates Generation Warriors]]'', this happened on a society-wide level with the heavyworlders during their colony's harsh first winter. The men impregnated their wives, then [[HeroicSuicide committed suicide so that they wouldn't be a drain on their wives' resources]], [[NoPartyLikeADonnerParty their wives could eat their bodies]], and the colony as a whole could survive. Their children are not happy with the Federation of Sentient Planets, who dropped their parents into this situation with no support and are now trying to tell them how to live.

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* In ''Literature/PlanetPirates Generation Warriors]]'', this happened on a society-wide level with the heavyworlders during their colony's harsh first winter. The men impregnated their wives, then [[HeroicSuicide committed suicide so that they wouldn't be a drain on their wives' resources]], [[NoPartyLikeADonnerParty their wives could eat their bodies]], and the colony as a whole could survive. Their children are not happy with the Federation of Sentient Planets, who dropped their parents into this situation with no support and are now trying to tell them how to live.

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* Johnny Lightfoot died in the final arc of ''Sonic the Comic''. In the fan sequel ''Webcomic/SonicTheContinuation'', it's shown that he was together with Vanilla and that Vanilla was pregnant with Cream when Johnny died.


* In the final chapters of Lady Georgie, [[NotBloodSiblings Abel confeses his love for Georgie]] while he is in prison, and they have sex. Abel is killed and Georgie finds out she is pregnant with his child, [[DeadGuyJunior whom she names Abel Jr]]. This subplot doesn't exist in the anime adaptation.

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* In the final chapters of Lady Georgie, of 'Lady Georgie'', [[NotBloodSiblings Abel confeses his love for Georgie]] while he is in prison, and they have sex. Abel is killed and Georgie finds out she is pregnant with his child, [[DeadGuyJunior whom she names Abel Jr]]. This subplot doesn't exist in the anime adaptation.


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* GenderInverted in ''Fanfic/FlamesShade''. Ruby goes to a pillaged village and finds out that her half-sister's distant mother Raven has died. Raven left behind an infant daughter, who [[PromotionToParent Yang and Ruby decide to raise]].


** The prequel ''New Spring'' discusses the trope: a young Moiraine is confused at how frequently it happens, whereupon an older and more worldly Aes Sedai points out that there are certain things couples tend to do when it might be their last night together.

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** The prequel ''New Spring'' discusses the trope: a young Moiraine is confused at how frequently it happens, given how inconvenient it is for the widow, whereupon an older and more worldly Aes Sedai points out that there are certain things couples tend to do when it might be their last night together.

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* ''Literature/NOS4A2'': Just after losing her boyfriend in the effort to stop Manx, Vic learns that she's pregnant by him.

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