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An Eggcellent Index

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This index covers tropes related to eggs and hatching. If the way eggs hatch is depicted inaccurately, this overlaps with Pregnancy Does Not Work That Way.


  • Chest Burster: A creature that hatches through another being's stomach.
  • Cosmic Egg: A god or other cosmic being is hatched from an egg.
  • Egg Folk: An anthropomorphic egg.
  • Egging: A prank involving eggs being thrown at somebody's house or car, or at that person.
  • Egg-Laying Male: Males of oviparous species are capable of laying eggs in fiction.
  • Egg MacGuffin: Someone discovers a mysterious egg. It hatches.
  • Eggshell Clothing: An eggshell being used as clothing.
  • Egg Sitting: Someone (usually a student) taking care of an egg.
  • Evil Egg Eater: Animals that eat eggs are treated as vile thieves.
  • Pattern-Coded Eggs: A fictional animal's egg matches the color and pattern of the animal inside it.
  • Proj-egg-tile: An egg is launched or thrown at an enemy.
  • Raw Eggs Make You Stronger: The idea that eating raw eggs increases your strength.
  • Smashed Eggs Hatching: An egg that releases a creature when broken.
  • Whale Egg: A mammal or other creature that doesn't lay eggs hatches from or lays an egg.