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A subtrope of Rape as Backstory reliant on the Inverse Fertility Law. Namely, a character is conceived through rape.

Common in Fanfic, particularly among Mary Sue characters. In fiction, children conceived by rape are sometimes considered to be "tainted", especially in horror movies where they often grow up to be either deformed Bastard Bastard killers or straight up monsters. However, equally common for a fictional serial killer in the horror genre is, if they are conceived via rape, for their conception to be used as a Freudian Excuse, as if either their upbringing or the idea that the rapist somehow managed to "inject evil" into their DNA led the serial killer character to murder.


Considering that Marital Rape License was pretty much Truth in Television in all patriarchal countries at some point in history, there is plenty of proof that a child by rape usually won't turn out more evil than any other child, but writers don't let that get in the way of their horror movie plot.

If the child in question is a Heroic Bastard, then they may fear or angst about the possibility of being tainted by their parents' crimes. Especially if the victim mistreats or refuses to love their child on the basis that That Thing Is Not My Child!. Some such children go on to avenge themselves and their victimized parent upon the perpetrator. Even if the child is able to make peace with their origin, parental mistreatment or abuse might result in the child resenting his or her parents — or the situation can be flipped: even when the child is loved and assured by their parent, the child might angst about their conception. In other cases, the parent loves and accepts their child and while the child may have difficulty coming to terms with this trope, they are eventually able to do so. If the child's conception is well-known, then society at large might ostracize the victimized parent, their child, or both for being "tainted". If the child is the product not only of rape, but incest, then the child is likely to be depicted as doubly "damaged". See Inbred and Evil.


May be caused by Rape, Pillage, and Burn if a civilian is unfortunate enough to fall into enemy hands. A particularly ugly possible origin for a Half-Human Hybrid or Nonhuman Humanoid Hybrid, especially if one parent's race is Always Chaotic Evil, which is typically a case of Human Mom, Non-Human Dad as well. Such children will often be subject to Half-Breed Discrimination, especially if most conceptions of this type result from rape. Some settings where this is a common occurrence will offer a Stereotype Flip: a character whose race is usually conceived in this manner is instead born to willing, loving parents who just happen to be an Odd Couple.

A variation is Medical Rape and Impregnate, wherein a woman is made pregnant through non-sexual means without her consent.

This trope itself is Truth in Television, and not just in human beings. Scientists have found that in many species, males who cannot attract a willing mate will ambush a female as a last resort. Some species have a depressingly large number of males commit rape as their first resort, usually leading to an evolutionary "arms race" between males and females. Ducks are a classic example of this; if you were wondering why male mallards have such enormous cloacas,note  it's because female ducks have evolved long, branching cloacas with at least one dead end specifically in order to make forced copulation difficult and unlikely to result in conception. Some biologists have even claimed rape is an evolutionary adaption, though this view isn't accepted by most, and it remains a very controversial idea. In addition, some studies[1] suggest that, statistically, rape may have a higher probability to result in pregnancy than consensual intercourse, although why this may be remains unknown.


This was actually viewed as medically impossible for centuries in the West, due to a theory that female and male genitalia were mirror images, thus conception supposedly required ejaculation by both sexes, which they held would only happen if the sex were enjoyed (i.e. was consensual). Biologically there is some truth to this, though the latter is not the case. Obviously the male ejaculation is a somewhat important factor, but there is evidence that a female orgasm can cause part of the cervix to dip into the part of the vagina where semen would normally pool, thus increasing odds of conception. However, you can see the problem already: the woman's pregnancy was actually a defense to rape charges, since the logic goes Orgasm = Pregnancy = Consent. There is a remnant of the "no pregnancy due to rape" concept still floating around, as Todd Akin's infamous comments on "legitimate rape" made clear in 2012.specifics  Along with this, the idea that an orgasm means it was enjoyed, thus rape must not have occurred. This isn't the case though — orgasm has been documented to occur involuntarily for men and women.


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    Anime and Manga 
  • In Baki the Grappler, Yujiro Hanma rapes Jane, after revealing that he knew about her hidden agenda all along, resulting in Jack Xamma.
  • Berserk:
    • Rosine, the Big Bad of the Lost Children Arc, is heavily implied to be the result of her mother being raped when her village was raided. This has led to a buttload of emotional and physical abuse coming from her father, making her a much more sympathetic villain.
    • In a zigzagged variant, Guts and Casca's child became what it is due to Femto having contaminated it with his demonic seed when he raped her during the Eclipse.
  • Hinako in Bitter Virgin was raped by her stepfather multiple times and gave birth twice to two children as a result. The first child was stillborn and the second child was given up for adoption and taken away from her before she could see him.
  • In Blade of the Immortal, Hyakurin gets pregnant after being captured and raped by a group of Itto-Ryu thugs. The story ends before her child is born, however.
  • Implied in regards to Yoshino and Kariya in a Bleach filler arc. She's the only Bount who can actually reproduce, according to him... and then he uses her to create new Dolls without her consent and kills her immediately afterwards.
  • In Elfen Lied, the ultimate plan of the Big Bad Chief Kakuzawa is unveiled when he introduces Lucy to her own half-brother, a Male Diclonius, Primary like herself, the result of his rape of Lucy's mother, taken captive after Lucy herself was. He wishes them to mate. Lucy's reaction is not at all surprising.
  • In the 2003 anime version of Fullmetal Alchemist, Ed and Al's friend Rosé has a child by the second time they meet her. It's never stated outright, but it is very heavily implied that she was raped by at least two Amestrian soldiers.
  • Genma Wars: The main protagonists Loof and Gin are the children of a human female raped by the demonic Maoh King. This is all part of a Super Breeding Program to create powerful heirs, and he has done this many, many times before and after that. The heroes also face stigma with Gin being raised by his mother, who became a pariah by her tribe for laying with the Maoh King and they were forced to live in exile, while Loof was raised by his father and lived in relative privilege, he was mistreated by his stepmother Parome.
  • In Goblin Slayer, goblins are a One-Gender Race that reproduce by raping human or elven women, meaning that every last goblin in the series is one of these.
  • This is what happens to Sarah following her rape in Now and Then, Here and There
  • Subverted with My Hero Academia. Endeavor wanted a child who would surpass All Might, inflicting abuse on his family, so it was implied that he exercised Marital Rape License on his wife, Rei. However, later chapters reveal that all of Endeavor's children were born consensually. Rei was aware of Endeavor's ambition and wanted her eldest son Toya to have siblings. Endeavor was unable to reconcile his ambition with proper parenting, which led to the abuse.
  • In the Alternate History Edo Japan of Ooku: the Inner Chambers:
    • Shogun Iemitsu raped a passing commoner girl one night just to prove he could bed a woman if he wanted to. Since his other bed partners were all teenage boys, when he died of the Red-Faced Pox a decade later, his illegitimate daughter became the only hope for keeping the Tokugawa direct line in power and avoiding a Succession Crisis civil war that would drive the country to collapse. Iemitsu's death was hidden and his daughter secretly imprisoned in Edo Castle to produce a male heir. In a second instance of this trope, she was raped and impregnated by a castle guard. Her daughter died in infancy.
    • Sakyo's two older children are strongly implied to be this, as their mother is also his mother and he was quite eager to leave and join Ienobu's household.
  • In Blood+ Diva's children since their mother, the Big Bad, rapes and then murders their "father" Riku, Kai and Saya's little brother.
  • Don't Meddle with My Daughter!
    • Averted in Clara's case. Athena's archnemesis, Heavy Metal, was convinced he may have been her father since he orchestrated having her gang raped 20 years ago. Athena corrects him by explaining she had given her virginity to her husband, BM "the Shooter", and was carrying his child by the time of the incident. Then follows up by settling the score.
    • Ironically played straight in her husband's case, as the reveal in chapter 16 explains the Japanese government repeatedly had Zenovia raped by supervillains and extracted her ovum each time she was successfully impregnated, in order to create an army of super beings. She was pregnant with BM at time of her eventual rescue, which means Zenovia is Athena's mother-in-law!
  • Vampire Hunter D is the result of a cruel game Dracula played with a mortal woman: he would rape her, impregnate her, and kill the resulting child, promising she could keep the next one. After multiple cycles of this, Dracula kept that promise, and D was born. Knowing this it's not surprising that D grew up and dedicated his life to killing vampires.
  • Words Worth uses it as a minor plot point, concerning Miyu's parentage. All evidence strongly implies that Maria's daughter was the result of having been raped by Astral 20 years prior. Miyu's age (18) places her around the time she would have been conceived, plus, Maria is unwed and isn't said to have been with anyone else since the incident with Astral. Further, he and Maria are believed to be the biological offspring of Pollux and his wife, also named Maria. If so, it would mean Maria was raped by her biological brothernote  and gave birth to their daughter/niece.

    Comic Book 
  • In Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Search, Ursa was coerced into marrying Ozai through death threats against her lover and her entire family. The couple went on to have Zuko and Azula, who are G-rated versions of this trope since the rape is left implied by context.
  • Batman and Talia's son, Damian Wayne, was originally explained as having been conceived when Bruce was drugged, in order to be the male heir that her father Ra's al-Ghul always wanted. There was some backlash about this, since it seemed unnecessary — while she eventually became Daddy's Little Villain, Talia used to be conflicted and had a legitimate romance with Bruce. Since the 2011 reboot, it seems to have been retconned into a consensual relationship.
  • Nightmare killed Betty Ross and Bruce's unborn baby. He also raped her in her sleep to magically conceive the entity "Daydream", who is Betty's daughter that she never met.
  • Black Moon Chronicles: Ghorghor Bey was conceived when his mother's small northern village was attacked by a group of man-eating ogres and she was discovered by a young ogre who, struck by her beauty, decided to rape her instead of eat her. She still loved her half-human half-ogre baby boy (partly because his birth crippled her for life, meaning she wouldn't be able to have children again), but to the rest of the village he was some sort of abomination.
  • Daredevil: This is how the Purple Children were born. Their father is Zebediah Killgrave, also known as the Purple Man due to his skin, and he was using his Compelling Voice to his own pleasure, primarily sexual. The man is essentially a walking date rape drug. His kids are not happy with him. His oldest child, Kara, became part of Alpha Flight.
  • In Gold Digger, the hybrid dragon D'bra was conceived when the Iron Dragon Dreadwing raped his former childhood friend and first love Platinum Dragon T'mat in a successful attempt to destroy any love she still had for him.''.
  • In Green Arrow the villain Shado raped Oliver Queen after she shot him with an arrow and while he was delirious with fever from a medication, and reveals later that she had a son, Robert, as the result of the rape. Robert seems to be perfectly normal and not know the circumstances of his birth.
  • In Khaal: The Chronicles of a Galactic Emperor, the title character was born from a female Psycog's gang-rape by several humans. After having the truth revealed to him by his own father, Khaal brutally murders him.
  • Lyrl Dox was conceived when Stealth raped and murdered her L.E.G.I.O.N. team mate/employer Vril.
  • In Lucifer, Jill Presto is raped and impregnated with twins by the Basanos, and is also made completely invulnerable until the pregnancy reaches term. Nevertheless, she manages to get one of them, Eikon, to die while still technically unborn. The surviving twin, Noema, later intends to cause Jill's death during childbirth, but Jill gets help and manages to communicate with Noema before the birth, the two eventually reaching a deal.
  • Wallflower from the New X-Men: Academy X was conceived when her father used his pheromone powers (which Laurie would inherit) to seduce her mother.
  • The title character of Nikolai Dante was conceived when Katarina was raped by Dmitri Romanov, and she almost killed him soon after birth. This rape is about the only thing that ever managed to really harm Katarina.
  • In Orion Tigra tells her son that Darkseid raped her, but the fact that she was also lying at the time and claiming Orion was the result of a non-extant consensual extra-marital affair rather than being Darkseid's son makes it unclear whether or not she was telling the truth.
  • In The Technopriests, Almagro, Albino, and Onyx were all conceived when their mother Panepha was gang-raped by pirates.
  • In The Sandman, Rose Walker's mother was conceived when Desire raped her comatose mother, Unity Kincaid. This wasn't because of any sexual interest in Unity, but simply because Desire needed to have a child with her for The Plan it was trying to pull against its brother Dream. Unity remained in her coma throughout the duration of the pregnancy and birth, and for a long time afterward thought she had dreamed the entire thing.
  • The comic Smax reveals that Jeff Smax and his twin sister Rexa were conceived when their warrior mother was raped by an ogre. A very large ogre, making this a very dark example of Hot Skitty-on-Wailord Action. It was mentioned that she was unusually strong, to the point that she survived the rape, and then the pregnancy, and possibly could even have survived the birth if they had not been twins.
  • Something similar to the Green Arrow example happens to Jack Knight when he is drugged and repeatedly raped by his enemy, The Mist, with her intention being to raise the resulting child to hate and ultimately kill Jack. Fortunately, by the last issue, it ends MUCH happier for both father and son.
  • Raven from Teen Titans, with the specifics depending on the version. The very first origin (written before Marv Wolfman and George Perez got their act together), Trigon took Arella, her mother, as his bride while using a human guise and didn't reveal himself until much later, making her a child of rape by fraud since Arella never would have agreed had she known what he really was. The second origin, which is generally considered to be the canon (by this point, Wolfman and Perez had long settled down in their thing), Trigon brutally raped Arella. In the latest origin (written by Geoff Johns), it uses the fraud explanation, but still counts as this trope.
  • Thane, son of Thanos, is implied to have been conceived when his father raped an Inhuman woman.
  • Tom Strong was raped by Ingrid Weiss and fathered a son, Albrecht, whom she raised to be a Nazi like herself. Tom only learned all of this when Ingrid showed up with their fully indoctrinated Nazi son. It's also implied that an alien queen seduced him in the past using pheromones, meaning the present-day queen is his daughter since Tom and the present-day queen have the same hair color.
  • Subverted in Watchmen. After the photo shoot for the 1940s Minutemen, The Comedian attempts to rape Silk Spectre before being interrupted by Hooded Justice. They later have a consensual relationship, resulting in a daughter, Laurie (aka Silk Spectre II).
  • Wonder Woman:
    • Wonder Woman (1987): Introduced a villainous non-immortal sect of Amazons known as the Bana, whose children come from men kidnapped and kept in breeding stalls where they are raped. One of the last daughters of the Bana before their Heel–Face Turn, and therefore a child of such a union, was Artemis.
    • Wonder Woman (2006): Theana (and her murdered brothers) were conceived when her horrific mother abducted and raped men trying to produce an child she found acceptable. Then Theana was put through Training from Hell and forced to murder over a hundred other children starting at age two, making her a killing machine for her mother. She still showed signs of wanting to be more when presented with the opportunity but her mother had her executed immediately for daring to have an original thought.
    • In Wonder Woman: Earth One Diana was conceived when Hercules raped her mother.
  • In Billy Majestic's Humpty Dumpty, the titular Humpty Dumpty is a Half-Human Hybrid conceived from a human redneck named Pervis Brakk raping an alien woman.

    Fairy Tales 
  • In Sun, Moon, and Talia, a precursor to Sleeping Beauty, the princess ends up being impregnated in her sleep by a king who's fallen for her. She is awoken when one of her twins sucks out the splinter while trying to breastfeed. The princess later is reunited with the king, and they fall in love. They end up living with him, though he hides her because he is already married. The queen finds out and tries to feed him his children, however they end up saved. Instead, the queen is the one who dies.

    Fan Works 
  • Bai Mao, main character in The Warrior Of Love, is conceived this way.
  • Also happens in another Percy Jackson and the Olympians fanfiction called Happy Endings Only Happen In Fairytales.
  • Yet another Percy Jackson and the Olympians example with Jackson Overland from The Unrelenting Frozen Seas: The Trials, whose mother Khione took a fancy for the demigod Jamie Overland, keeping him imprisoned several months before releasing him a broken and traumatized mess who was Driven to Suicide when he learned his violation has produced offspring. Apollo - Jamie's father - almost killed the kid when he tried to meet his grandmother but stayed his hand as he acknowledged Jack was innocent, letting him go after threatening him. When the boy asks his mother is she truly did it, she bluntly confirms it. Jack doesn't take it well.
  • In Another Brother, an Avatar: The Last Airbender For Want of a Nail fic, Zuko is nearly killed by Northern Tribe Waterbenders who mistake him for a Fire Nation soldier. Sokka tells them that Zuko is their half brother conceived during a Fire Nation raid. This works, but Zuko is really pissed at Sokka for it.
  • Evan Lee Tennyson is Gwen's Child by Rape in Ben 10: Ultimate Alien Fan Fic Vindictive Hand of Vengeance.
  • The Pony POV Series has an interesting spin on this. Fluttercruel, a separate entity now sharing Fluttershy's body, was born from Discord's Mind Rape of Fluttershy. While it wasn't physical rape, Discord's Mind Rape is treated with a somewhat sexual context in the story, so Fluttercruel comes off as this. Though she doesn't seem to have any problem with it, nor does Fluttershy, who considers Fluttercruel her daughter, though Fluttercruel does loath her father for completely different reasons. Worth noting is that Discord has no clue how this happened and didn't even realize Fluttercruel existed until a good time after.
    • Same goes for Dark World!Fluttercruel, who, due to who she is, is actually happy she was conceived this way, as it means Discord didn't fall in love with anyone. It's finally played dead straight when Rarity and the others learn of Fluttercruel's existence. Rarity's reaction is understandable.
  • There is, apparently, a Simpsons Crack Fic out there that states that Maggie was conceived when Bart raped Lisa.
  • Laneen in the non-ectoclone Homestuck AU Hivefled may have been the child of Her Imperious Condescension and the unwilling Psiioniic. A confirmed example from the main troll gang is Karkat, who's the result of The Grand Highblood and the troll Empress raping The Signless.
  • The infamous Shinra High SOLDIER by Sephirothslave has Jenova taking control of Sephiroth's body and raping his fiancee Julia during the Wutai war. This resulted in the birth of a baby boy, Orion.
  • Joseph Regent, the protagonist of Son of the Warp, is this, given that his mother was legally insane when she was impregnated by Tzeentch. Of course, Tzeentch is an Eldritch Abomination, and Joseph is too busy being terrified of his father to apply any sort of morality to him.
  • Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality: Likely the case with Bellatrix Black's son Lesath Lestrange, as Voldemort "gave" her to the Lestrange brothers.
  • In one classic The Mighty Thor work, Loki manipulates a teenage girl with apparent mutant powers by convincing her that she was in fact sired by Thor during a rape. It turns out that he was telling the truth, but never let on that Thor was the one being raped (by the telepath Moondragon, who gave birth during her subsequent imprisonment in Asgard).
  • In the Cardcaptor Sakura Continuation Fic Shadow of the Dragon, Satome, the resident school bully at Sakura and Syaoran's school, is revealed to be one in chapter 10. His mother only sees him as a reminder of the event and thus constantly abuses him.
  • In the One Piece Alternate Universe Fic One Piece: Final Holy War, Luffy is the son of Saint Cassandra and Monkey D. Dragon, the Big Bad of the fic. This was not on a whim nor was it for carnal pleasure; Dragon did this in order to conceive a child who had the blood right to inherit the leadership of the world from both empires that had the right to claim it: the World Government and the Ancient Kingdom of the Void Century. He would then use that child as a puppet ruler so that the world may be claimed by the Ds once more.
  • In the original version of the Pretty Cure fan fic, Twilight Pretty Cure, Marina Asagi was born from her mother being raped by a notorious criminal. Thankfully, her mother went to great lengths to raise her all by herself and loves her very much. However, Marina does get bullied at school because her classmates assume that because she's the daughter of a criminal, she'll grow up to be just like him no matter what, and they don't listen even as Marina tries to convince them otherwise. After reader complaints, Marina's backstory was altered so that her father was a corrupt politician instead, to take out the Rape as Backstory element but to leave in the idea that people would bully her because her father was a criminal.
  • In Sonic the Hedgehog fanfic Prison Island Break, in a variation of the normal origin angst, Silver The Hedgehog doesn't find out he is this until almost halfway through the story, and after a while he simply accepts it.
    Silver The Hedgehog: All my life I've wanted to know the truth. And it hurts. But I kind of expected it to.
  • Bad Future Crusaders has a very dark interpretation of Hearts And Hooves Day where Merrilay was conceived while Big McIntosh and Cheerilee were under the effects of the love poison. Knowing this has convinced her that emotions are "phony", turning her into a psychotic Straw Nihilist.
  • The Next Generation has this as the backstory of its main character, Yumeko Asagiri.
  • Late in Meg's Boyfriend, Jillian comments that Zack was conceived through rape, and it is mentioned by his mother as well. Subverted in the sequel, where it's revealed that Zack was conceived through a one-night stand between Valerie and Lucifer, and that Valerie made up the rape story because she didn't want her husband to learn she had knowingly cheated on him.
  • In The Monstrous Company of Thorin Oakenshield dwarves have a culture with Marital Rape License, so all dwarf protagonists are likely to be conceived in rape. However, they are too busy escaping this rape culture to angst about the circumstances of their conception, and Thorin loves Fíli and Kíli dearly even though their father is known to be a rapist, and not just the usual kind.
  • This happens in the Kill la Kill fic Concerning a Drifter, when we find out that, not only was she kidnapped and held against her will, but Ryuuko was also raped, resulting in four pregnancies and three miscarriages. No one was really sure if she had given birth or not but, through via a letter written to Satsuki, she reveals that she did give birth to a girl, however, while she doesn't remember too much, she states that her captors didn't let her keep her. We later find out that, actually, she miscarried two of her pregnancies and gave birth twice, leading to Yayoi and Ruri.
  • Kiryuuin Chronicles implies this with Ragyo and her two younger daughters, Ryuuko and Nui, considering that her husband was abusive and would, outside of those two pregnancies, cause her miscarriages. Regardless, she loved her children enough to entrust them to Rei as a means of protecting them from the abuse.
  • In Fairy Without Wings Jellal Fernandes is this. What's noticeable is that his mother was the perpetrator, not the victim. Jellal's mother, Dark Lord Sabine/Margaret Fernandes, raped Travis Fateburn in front of his guild, including his pregnant wife and then killed him, just to crush their spirits. What's worse is that she sold him into slavery some years later for not living up to her expectations.
  • In Faith by sbmcneil, Bellatrix decides to bear a child from Harry as an heir for Voldemort. After a most sick aversion of Double Standard: Rape, Female on Male, she does fall pregnant, but once the baby turns out to be a girl, she dumps her on Harry's doorstep. Harry doesn't hesitate a moment before taking her in.
  • In The Bridge, Princesses Melpomene and Hymnia were enslaved and raped. Melpomene became pregnant with Adagio Dazzle and Hymnia became pregnant with Aria Blaze. Then Melpomene was raped again while she was pregnant and became pregnant again with Sonata Dusk (the author noted that this can actually happen in real life). The two then escaped their captors. Adagio was born first, then Aria, and then Sonata a month after Adagio's birth. Their fathers are the Windigos.
  • Disturbingly, Harry figures out in For Love of Magic that the odds of two muggle parents having a magical child is somewhere between one in a million and one in ten million. In reality, a large number of "muggleborns" are actually halfbloods from a wizard raping a muggle woman and either obliviating her himself or magical law enforcement doing it. Even worse, the DMLE don't bother to investigate such crimes beyond arresting someone caught in the act.
  • A side story of Pokémon Reset Bloodlines reveals that Zinnia of the Draconid people was raped by a Sootopolitan man, resulting in the birth of Aster.
  • In Troop of Beasts, it's explicitly stated that at least two of Kakarot's children were conceived when he raped their mothers.
  • Second Generation explores the possibility of Catalina Flores bearing Nightwing's children after she forcibly had sex with him. The whole Batclan is already unhappy about her being the mother, but when they learn how she fell pregnant... they were livid.
  • My Fluttering Heart involves Flurry Heart having been conceived by Chrysalis when she was pretending to be Shining's fiancee, Cadance. After finding Flurry as a newborn, Shining decides to raise her as his and Cadance's daughter.
  • Apprentice and Pregnant:
    • An apprentice named Hollypaw is raped by a ShadowClan warrior named Longtail. She ends up pregnant as a result.
    • In the sequel, Hollyshine's own daughter Laurelpaw becomes pregnant by her uncle, who raped her and attempted to murder her. She only learns this after being told she's miscarried.
  • Zelda mentions in Their Bond that she became pregnant by Ganondorf sometime at age 15. She ended up miscarrying when Ganondorf later tortured her with a sword.
  • In the Azumanga Daioh fic Control, Yukari ends up pregnant by her drug dealer. Due to her immature and self-centered nature not making for a good mother, she briefly thinks it's best if she abort the baby. However, she decides to keep the baby and raise it as a "Screw you" to everyone who thinks she can't do it.
  • The oneshot Cradle of Shame revolves around Link being reunited with a pregnant Malon after his 7 year slumber. It turns out that Ingo had been prostituting her and she ended up pregnant. The townsfolk look down upon her for her pregnancy.
  • One Pokémon one-shot "Circumstances of One's Birth" has Ash reveal that this was how he was conceived. But this was after Misty carelessly shouts out that she wishes Ash had never been born, which completely destroys him and sends him running off crying.
  • Only Truly Dead: Ty Lee's grandfather Ji Nian was the child of a kidnapped Air Nomad woman and a Fire Nation admiral. Admiral Tong impregnated Lu Hui and forced her into marrying him under the threat of death.
  • In the RWBY fic Phoenix Rose, Ruby is kidnapped by the White Fang and spends a week as their hostage. During that period she was tortured and raped by Adam. Ruby ends up pregnant, but she can't abort because she needs a family member's signature and she doesn't want to reveal the pregnancy to anyone. Ruby ends up carrying to term with plans on giving him up for adoption, but she ends up keeping the baby and naming him "Phoenix". Ruby spends the next decade avoiding her family and her ex-girlfriend Blake for fear of their reaction to Phoenix, but eventually she comes clean about her son.
  • In numerous Hetalia: Axis Powers fics, certain Nations are born as this Trope.
    • And apparently, in some involving subdivisions of the Nations themselves (cough *State-tans* cough), even they aren't spared, like in this one with Texas and California.
  • Inverted in Sonic the Hedgehog fanfic A Rose And A Thorn. Amy is raped by Sonic, then finds out she's pregnant while she's being examined. Sonic, already guilt-tripping, is terrified that he might be the father, but they find out it's Shadow's baby anyway.
  • In Restraint's sequel, it's mentioned that Azula wasn't conceived consensually. It's part of the reason her mother Ursa had trouble attaching to her.
  • Dear Old Dad has a majority of the Phantom Thieves of Heart be this, all by the same man, Big Bad Masayoshi Shido. None are happy about it, and unlike canon do plan on killing him for it.
  • Ella from Promises Kept was conceived under dubious consent, though her mother Glinda believes it was consensual.
  • The Ever After High fic Queens mixes Sleeping Beauty with Sun, Moon, and Talia. It's implied that Briar was conceived when her mother Sleeping Beauty was still asleep. This isn't unusual for Sleeping Beauty's.
  • Ash and Petals:
    • Referenced. As an alibi, Mai tells a soldier that Katara is the daughter of a Water Nation slave and a Fire Nation noble.
    • A few chapters in, Azula finds out she's pregnant by her father.
  • In the A Song of Ice and Fire fanfic Safe Anchorage, Jeyne Poole discovers she's pregnant with Ramsay's child after her rescue and his execution. In addition to the usual trauma of this trope, she's only thirteen.
  • Enlightenments: All of Wander and the Queen's children after their first son, who was conceived before she got corrupted by a botched exorcism ceremony. Wander doesn't hold it against them.
  • Eyes on Me:
    • Defied with Connie, who gets an abortion at a Planned Parenthood after discovering she's pregnant following a rape at a Halloween party in Being Human.
    • Whitney was conceived when her twelve-year-old birth mother was raped by her uncle in an attempt to make her straight.
  • The Redemptionof Harley Quinn: Harley becomes pregnant with twins due to her gang rape.
  • In the New Tamaran sequel Justice Returns, Speedy discovers that Cheshire drugged and raped him, and has left behind the resulting baby girl (Lian Harper).

    Film — Animation 
  • A version is seen in Justice League: Gods and Monsters. Like in John Bryne's The Man of Steel, this universe's Superman is technically a test tube baby, only before Jor-El could insert his genetic material to intermingle with Lara's, General Zod attacked and inserted his own, instead, so while (aside from cupping her face) Zod didn't touch Lara, he still forced his DNA with Lara's.
  • Wonder Woman (2009): This version of the tale cuts out Hercules and has Hippolyta be raped by Ares instead. They end up having a son that Hippolyta doesn't want and kills after he shows up fighting for Ares after Ares raised and indoctrinated him.

    Film — Live-Action 
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street: Freddy Krueger's mother was a nun, raped by a hundred inmates of an insane asylum. This gave him the nickname "Bastard son of 100 maniacs". Though we do see the man we can assume to be his biological father in a flashback in one of the movies, also played by Robert Englund.
  • The deformed killer in Humongous is a result of his mother being raped during a Labor Day cocktail party. Since she killed her rapist right afterwards, she came to see the child as a curse inflicted on her.
  • A girl is raped by Bigfoot in Night of the Demon (1980) and later gives birth to its offspring.
  • Michael from The Beast Within (1982).
  • A plot point in Phenomena; an offhand mention of a nurse being attacked by a mental patient in the past resulted in the film's deformed killer.
  • The mutants in The Hills Have Eyes 2 are out to catch women for this very purpose.
  • In Johnny Belinda, Belinda is raped by a neighbor. She seems pretty happy to be pregnant with Johnny, though, and she goes full Mama Bear when her rapist tries to take the baby from her.
  • Immortal Love: The unfortunate Eiichi, conceived when Heibei raped Sadako. She can't get past what happened and love her son, until it's too late.
  • In Dagon, everyone in Imboca is a child of Dagon, whether the mother wants it or not.
  • In The Prey, the Final Girl is captured by the killer and the film ends with her giving birth to his child.
  • The title character of the Rika series is half-American, half-Japanese; her mother was raped by soldiers on leave from the Korean War.
  • Two of the cast of House of the Wolf Man come to the realization that every invited member in the house is related to each other, as their mothers were all raped by the same assailant in the past, with them as the result. Except for the Chapel twins, who were adopted.
  • In Cherry Falls, where the killer reveals he was born from the Sheriff and his friends drunkenly raping Loralee Sherman several years ago.
  • In Chinatown, Katherine is revealed to be the sister and the daughter of Mrs. Mulwray. Noah Cross, their father, takes on the status of a true monster immediately following this reveal.
  • Clash of the Titans has Perseus being conceived by a Bed Trick as punishment to King Acrisius for daring to challenge the gods. Zeus disguises himself as King Acrisius and sleeps with his queen, who gives birth almost immediately. Acrisius still has it in for Perseus, even though it wasn't his fault.
  • Room has 5-year-old Jack. His mother was abducted seven years ago and Jack is the product of her being raped regularly by her abductor "Old Nick". When Jack and his mother eventually escape from captivity and are reintegrated into society, Jack's grandfather rejects him as he can't forget that Jack was conceived by rape.
  • American Me: It eventually is revealed that main character Santana was conceived when his mother was raped by a sailor during the 1943 Zoot Suit Riots, in which US sailors on leave clashed with Hispanic residents of Los Angeles.
  • Rob Roy: Quite possibly the case with Mary's baby, although she can't say for sure whether Rob or her rapist is the father.
  • In Monty Python's Life of Brian, Brian was born because his mother was raped (at first) by a Roman centurion named Naughtius Maximus.
  • Scream 3: Roman Bridger was conceived when Maureen Prescott (Sidney's mother) was gang-raped by Hollywood director, John Milton. She put Roman up for adoption because he served as a reminder of her gang-rape, and rejected him when he showed up around decades later to reconcile.
  • In Splice, Dren, after changing sex from female to male, rapes her/his adoptive mother, Elsa, resulting in pregnancy.
  • In the film adaptation of The Joy Luck Club, An-Mei's half-brother is a product of this.
  • Nell: It's revealed through old newspaper clippings that Nell and her sister are the result of their mother's rape.
  • The Violent Years ends with the main character giving birth to a child fathered by a man she raped at gunpoint.
  • Mad Max: Fury Road: The Splendid Angharad is pregnant with a child by rape. She was part of a harem kept by the villain. Another wife, The Dag, reveals midway through the film that she is also pregnant, though significantly earlier along.
  • Immortals: In this version of the story, Theseus wasn't Aegues' (or Poseidon's) son. Rather, he was conceived from his mother's rape by several men in her village (of course, even the original version is kind of sketchy that way).
  • Bloodrayne: According to Rayne, she was conceived by the vampire lord Kagan raping her human mother. See details in Video Games below.
  • Byzantium: Eleanor, whose mother was a sex slave.
  • In A Most Wanted Man, it turns out that Isa Karpov is the result of this. His Russian father raped his mother, a fifteen-year-old Chechen girl, who died in childbirth. All this more than explains why he hates his father and identifies only as Chechen, along with being a devout Muslim (the Chechens' religion) who fought the Russians for Chechnya's independence.
  • In Precious, the titular teenager has had two pregnancies by her currently-deceased father. He gave her HIV, which ends up killing her in the book's sequel.
  • In North Country Josey (Charlize Theron) was raped by a teacher in high school and got pregnant, as revealed near the end of the film.
  • Defiance: One of the Jewish women became pregnant by a German soldier raping her. She's afraid to reveal it since Tuvia banned pregnancy as they can't take care of an infant, but he lets it slide once the baby's born.
  • Excalibur: Arthur was conceived when Uther raped Igraine and Mordred was conceived when Morgana raped Arthur. Uther and Morgana did so through magical illusions which made them look like someone else so Igraine and Arthur would have sex with their respective spouses.
  • Trishna, a modern reimagining of Tess of the d'Urbervilles set in India, features the titular main character (just like her book counterpart) being raped by a British businessman (in this case of South Asian ancestry). She becomes pregnant, but has an abortion, rather than like the book where Tess gives birth but her baby dies early in childhood. Later Trishna also murders her rapist in order to escape him, but then kills herself in guilt at the end.
  • Sylvia from Within Our Gates is the child of a racist white man and a black woman. The film says the two were married, however it's generally believed that the two being married was only added in later to get around censors.
  • In 2:37, Melody is pregnant with her brother Marcus' child.
  • Mythica: Dagen was born to an elven woman held in a brothel as a sex slave for soldiers.
  • i am sam: The circumstances of Lucy's conception are not elaborated upon. As he's severely mentally disabled however he could not give legal consent, so Lucy would be one.
  • Mental: Shirley reveals to Shaz in conversation that Coral is this, because Barry raped her on their first date. After she found herself pregnant, they got married. This is treated as black comedy at worst.
  • Madea's Big Happy Family: Byron was conceived when Kimberly was raped by her uncle at the age of 12. He was then passed off as her brother after he was born.
  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald: Leta, whose mother was under the Imperius curse when she was conceived and therefore couldn't consent.
  • Into the Forest: One of the two protagonist sisters, Eva, finds she's pregnant after a man she bought gas from earlier in the film rapes her. Eva decides against getting an abortion as Nell suggests. Instead Nell helps her give birth and they end up intending to raise the baby together.
  • Logan: Laura and the other X23 children were conceived after Zander Rice and Donald Pierce kidnapped multiple Mexican women and impregnated them with the mutant gene against their will. They were eventually disposed of after they gave birth to the mutant children.
    Gabriela: They were raised in the bellies of Mexican girls. Girls no one can find anymore.
  • I Spit on Your Grave:
    • Near the end of Deja Vu, it’s revealed that Jennifer’s daughter Christy is this. Her father was none other than Johnny.
    • In the second film, Ana's sons were revealed to have been conceived this way.
  • Listen To Me: In the final debate, Monica reveals she became pregnant by rape and had an abortion at fourteen. She's using this to argue against abortion, oddly enough, despite saying that she'd do the same thing again. Her opponents are unimpressed.
  • Played for Laughs in That's My Boy, where Todd (AKA Han Solo) was conceived out of an infamous relationship between an adult teacher and her 12-year-old student. Said teacher ended up in jail for statutory rape, while said student ended up raising Todd through horrible circumstances.
  • In Rosemary's Baby the titular Rosemary was either impregnated by her husband, or Satan while she was passed out. Either way, that would make the child a product of rape and, depending on whether you interpret the ending as real or her own paranoid delusions, The Anti-Christ.
  • Killer Joe: Possibly Dottie's baby with Joe, depending on how consensual you feel their relationship was.
  • Carrie (2013): Carrie was conceived by her father raping her mother.
  • The World Unseen: Amina's mother was conceived as a result of her grandmother being raped by a Black man. She was blamed for this, beaten by her male relatives and sent off to India.
  • For Colored Girls: Tangie and Nyla are indicated to be this, since her mother was "given" to a white man, because Alice's father (their grandfather) wanted light-skinned granddaughters, not like their dark-skinned mother.
  • In Black Angel Vol. 1, Ikko was conceived when Chiaki was raped as a teenager. Chiaki's father took the baby away at birth, telling Chiaki that the child had died, and gave Ikko to his mistress to raise. Hence, Chiaki and Ikko grew up believing they were half-sisters.

    Light Novels 
  • Ascendance of a Bookworm: In the temple, blue robed priests and shrine maidens aren't allowed to marry, but it's common for them to take Sex Slaves from the orphanage that takes in children who lost their guardians to raise them as gray robed priests and shrine maidens, whose official purpose is to serve blue robed priests as attendants. The other difference between blue robes and gray robes is that the former are unwanted children of the Supernatural Elite, while gray robes are commoner Muggles. The setting has a particularity in that only people with similar magic levels can have children with each other... except that the Superpowerful Genetics have a random element to them and having a low magic level in regards to one's family is how one ends up a blue robe working for the temple in the first place. While Sex Slave pregancies are rare, they happen often enough that until the temple started dealing with a massive loss of revenue by getting rid of "pure loss" mouths to feed, the care of infant orphans was reliant on gray shrine maidens who had become mothers to children fathered by blue priests. Myne's attendants Delia and Wilma have been confirmed to be among such children, Delia by a casual mention of having noble blood, Wilma by memories of having been cared for by her mother in the orphanage as a young child.
  • From The Lunacy Of Duke Venomania in the Evillious Chronicles, the titular Duke impregnates several women while he's enchanted them to believe they're madly in love with him. The result is a lot of his descendants being treated like crap for his crimes for centuries. In the same franchise, a king named Arth is magically induced to have an affair with the arc's Big Bad Prim Marlon, conceiving a little girl whose existence he never even knows about.

  • Defied in The Alice Network: both characters that were left pregnant after non-consensual sex got abortions.
  • In Maresi, a group of men attacked the abbey. One of the women, Eostre, who sacrificed herself so the others would not be raped, gives birth to a child. She loves her daughter and seems to cope with the trauma really well.
  • Inverted in The Ghost Writer. The protagonist Gerard Freeman is conceived when his mother, Phyllis Hatherley, screwed / raped Hugh Montfort, the fiance of her sister, Anne. However, it's quite ambiguous whether it's consensual or not. What's known is that Phyllis aggressively seduced Hugh, leading to their affair and Gerard's conception. And when Anne discovered this, Phyllis was naked and "on his top, riding on him".
  • In Dragonlance, Tanis Half-Elven's elven mother was raped by a human and gave birth to Tanis, who was raised by his mother's people. Both the circumstances of his conception and his biracial status make Tanis uncomfortable. For bonus angst points, he's told that his mother clung to life in the hope that her unborn baby was sired by her dead husband, and upon giving birth and discovering otherwise... Some writers later turned it into a lie to cover up a consensual affair between his parents, but others changed it back.
  • In A Brother's Price, the younger sisters of Balin Brindle are rumored to be actually fathered by him, on his own mothers, as his father is old and frail. The protagonists seem to think this consensual, but there is some Fridge Horror involved if you don't believe that All Men Are Perverts.
    • Averted with Trini, who was raped by her own husband, but didn't get pregnant. The rapist doesn't seem to have fathered any other children, either, except for an incestuous child with his sister/biological cousin. Having children is also the main reason why women commit rape in this universe — men are so rare that the only three options to conceive a child are a husband (to be shared by all sisters in a family), a male prostitute, or rape. The above-mentioned male rapist, on the other hand, was just a sadist, as he had more than ten wives who were smitten with him.
  • In the first part of Stephen R. Donaldson's The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the titular character rapes and impregnates one of the first people he meets in the Land, then later has to deal with his child as an adult because of the time difference between the Earth and the Land.
  • In Deep Love, after Reina is raped, she gets pregnant and has a child whom she names Ayu.
  • In Le Morte d'Arthur, Sir Tor is the child of the rape of a cowherd's wife by a knight.
    • Arthur could be considered this as well, since he was conceived under false pretenses; his father (Uther) magically disguised himself as his mother's real husband (Gorlois), who was being killed by Uther's men at the time, the sorcerous equivalent of a Bed Trick. Ygraine does marry Uther, and according to all sources that comment they were very happy, but she sure wasn't pleased when she worked out what had just happened.
    • For that matter, Sir Galahad is usually said to have been conceived when Lancelot had been enchanted into believing that Elaine was actually Guinevere, whom he was in love with. The "tainted" aspect sure doesn't apply, since he turns out to be Incorruptible Pure Pureness and the one knight worthy of gaining the Holy Grail.
    • In stories where Mordred is Arthur's inbred, illegitimate son rather than his nephew, he is conceived when either Morgan or Morgause magically disguises herself as Guinevere and sleeps with Arthur. In Le Morte d'Arthur, there is no rape or even deception; Morgause and Arthur sleep with each other willingly, knowing that it's adultery (Morgause is married) but not knowing that it's incest. The Mists of Avalon portrays the scenario as the two of them reacting like they'd both been effectively raped by Viviane, who set up the encounter as part of a religious ritual where they were both disguised and didn't bother to tell the two of them who their partner actually was until afterward, and she seems nonplussed when they freak out about it.
  • Sir Apropos of Nothing, whose lame leg is a clue to figuring out who raped his mother.
  • In The King's Peace by Jo Walton, the protagonist falls victim to the first part of a Rape, Pillage, and Burn raid, resulting in a son with an important Destiny (it is explicitly acknowledged that the god responsible for this destiny is not very nice, and enjoys messing with people).
  • Author V. C. Andrews tends to use this trope a lot, and often as backstory.
    • Corrine in the Dollanganger Series was the result of Malcolm Foxworth raping his young stepmother Alicia.
    • The storyline of The Casteel Series is set off when Leigh is raped by her stepfather and gives birth to the heroine Heaven.
  • In the Night Huntress series, Cat's mother Justina was raped by a vampire, resulting in Cat's conception. Avenging her mother's rape and atoning for her own existence is Cat's primary motivation for killing all vampires in the first book. Later, we learn that Cat's father mind raped Justina only after the physical seduction had been completed, violating her mind and causing her to believe she'd had sex with a demon, hence she claimed to have been raped. Your mileage may vary on whether that's better or worse.
  • In the Harry Potter series, Voldemort was conceived this way. Voldemort's mother, Merope, forced a guy she was infatuated with to marry her using a Love Potion. He abandoned her and their unborn child as soon as she stopped drugging him, leaving Merope to Death by Despair and Tom to a joyless upbringing in an orphanage. Word of God states that had Merope survived to raise Tom with love, he would have turned out much differently.
  • In Christopher Moore's Fool, Pocket was assumed to be the child of a nearby town's resident crazy lady, who claimed he was a prince before dropping him off at a convent and drowning herself. A witch later grants Pocket the ability to see what really happened: Nine months before he was born, King Lear essentially forced his own brother to rape Pocket's mother.
  • A couple times in the Sword of Truth series:
    • First we learn of Richard, whose father turns out to have been the Big Bad.
    • The next book has Du Chaillu, who was kept as a slave and raped repeatedly, and has become pregnant. Richard convinces her not to abort the child.
    • Usually the case with Confessors, as the nature of their power means they try to avoid falling in love and having sex with men they love, as they can't avoid Confessing them in the throes of passion, essentially turning them into brainwashed slaves. As such, they usually confess "bad" men and use them to father and protect their children. However, as in the case of Kahlen and Dennee Amnell, their mother died when they were little, which caused their father to die of despair as well.
  • This is Saavik's backstory in the novelization of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan; she's one of several children produced by Romulans raping captured Vulcans. She mentions that she doesn't even know if the rapist was her mother or her father.
    • This is also a backstory of Soleta, a character prominent in Star Trek novels. Her story is particularly tragic: her mother desperately wanted a child with her husband, but all of her pregnancies ended prematurely. Then she was raped by a rogue Romulan, became pregnant, and decided to have the child (as a gift of fate). And indeed, Soleta is the only child her mother gives birth to.
  • Clovis Holstein in the Warrior Trilogy of BattleTech novels learned early on in his life that he was the Child by Rape of Duke Aldo Le Strade. When Le Strade's actions lead directly to the near-annihilation of his entire town, Clovis demands of his allies that no one but he kills Le Strade.
  • Starling from the Farseer trilogy was raped by an Outislander invader, but aborted the child, which unfortunately left her infertile.
  • Tillu from Megan Lindholm's The Reindeer People was captured and abused by four men, after which she gave birth to Kerlew.
  • Fern from The Stone Dance of the Chameleon.
  • Need by Carrie Jones has a character outright using this phrase, though whether it's "really" rape is a matter of a brief debate. The woman consented...because she was under heavy threats to herself and her family. And then the disaster that this was supposed to avoid happened anyway. The child is Zara herself.
  • At least some of the half-human half-fae characters in The Dresden Files are children conceived via rape. One of them was conceived when a human woman raped by a troll. In one short story, we're introduced to a Grendelkin, who can only reproduce this way, with the offspring clawing its way out of the poor "mother".
  • Elena Bothari-Jesek from the Vorkosigan Saga only learned she was the product of a rape when she finally met her mother... who promptly shot her father. A very rare case where the perpetrator is actually a sympathetic character, who carried out the rape whilst his anti-psychotic medication was being forcibly withheld by a third party and was wracked with guilt when he was lucid again.
  • The title character of Stephen King's Carrie may have been the result of marital rape, as revealed by her religious fanatic mother Margaret directly before her attempt to kill her. Carrie's mother and father, being extremely, puritanically religious, strongly disliked and were repulsed by sex; however Margaret implies that they couldn't resist no matter what and that her father raped her one night when he was drunk, which made Margaret even more ashamed when she enjoyed it. Margaret then thought that she had "a cancer of the womanly parts" until a doctor told her she was pregnant.
  • Bruce Robertson, the brutal misanthropic policeman in the Irvine Welsh novel Filth (1998), is revealed to have been conceived after his mother is raped by "The Beast".
  • This happens quite often in the Malazan Book of the Fallen, but then again, it's a big series.
    • In Memories of Ice, the so-called Children of the Dead Seed are the products of women who have gone mad due to cannibalism taking to the battlefield and having their way with the corpses of very recently dead or dying soldiers, based on how the soldiers' bodies would release a last portion of semen upon death. Anaster, in particular, is the product of such a situation and it is heavily implied that he has no soul and becomes a violent cannibal thanks to that.
    • In Midnight Tides, Rud Elalle is the product of his goddess mother raping Udinaas, a human slave, to get at the wyval blood he is temporarily infected with at that time. Since she then drops off her child in a community of Imass to be raised, though, Rud becomes a very friendly, caring youth willing to stand up to his own mother to protect those who raised him.
    • In The Bonehunters, Scillara gives birth to a child which was conceived by rape during the Whirldwind Rebellion. She used to be a prostitute in the Whirlwind Army camp, but Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil, and she cannot abide to keep the child and leaves it to some villagers to care for.
    • In Toll the Hounds, Harllo is introduced, who was conceived by a high ranking officer raping Stonny Menackis during the siege of Capustan. She is not beating about the bush concerning her revulsion regarding the child, and Harllo, being five by this point, actually thought for a long time that Rape was his father's name.
    • In The Crippled God, Korlat makes a vague statement about not being a pure-blooded Tiste Andii, and her mother Sandalath's point of view heavily implied that Korlat was conceived by rape. The Kharkanas Trilogy, the prequel, confirms that Korlat is the product of mystical rape resulting in That Thing Is Not My Child! from her mother's point of view. Korlat is influenced by this even a millennia later and is not able to face her mother again, despite being a respected figure among the Tiste Andii, because she was unable to prevent her brother's death, whom Sandalath had charged her to protect no matter what as punishment for being a child by rape.
  • In Phenomena, Sha-ra's child was born out of a case of Date Rape. Apparently, this was one of those times in fiction when a woman raping a man isn't displayed as a humorous situation.
  • A Song of Ice and Fire has several examples of this. But, the consensus is pretty much "it's not the incidence of rape that a terrible child makes, but what comes afterwards which can". Raise a child poorly and, well... yeah.
    • Ramsay Bolton is an interesting examination of the trope, since it's pretty clear that the reason Ramsay is so awful has less to do with being conceived in a "tainted" situation and more to do with being related to/"raised" by/deliberately neglected by and then suddenly accepted by someone horrible enough to go around raping people in the first place. Perhaps you could have looked into providing a better education and a more stable environment, sooner, Roose — instead of, say, trolling that mill-owning family from a distance with occasional, Reekish-esque, "help", eh?
    • Also, Daenerys Stormborn is probably this. According to Jaime Lannister's recollections, her parents' sex life had devolved to the point that it only happened when her insane father got horny after a burning and violently abused the Marital Rape License. However, whatever problems Dany has have rather more to do with "being raised in a form of sheltered exile in frequently terrible circumstances with a terrible brother as a replacement parental figure because we all got a Rebellion to the face mostly thanks to Dad" than how she was likely conceived.
    • Lollys Stokeworth's son was conceived when she was gang-raped during the Riot of Kings' Landing and her husband, Bronn, decides to name the child after his boss, Tyrion (whether or not this was intended as a slight to Tyrion is left ambiguous, though Bronn apparently wanted to name the child Tywin after Tyrion's father until Cersei vetoed it with extreme prejudice — but, that could also have been the warm-up to actually getting "Tyrion": it'd look more acceptable by sheer contrast).
    • Gilly's son is almost definitely a case of this, considering the father of her child is also her own father, Craster. Poor mite didn't ask for that any more than Gilly did. And, he didn't ask to be made into a Moses/swapsie story to save somebody else, either. Whatever happens to the kid as a consequence of that, that's on Jon et al. Which could be highly ironic, considering Jon's possible background.
    • Had it not been aborted, Lysa Arryn and Petyr Baelish's child might have been this, since it was the result of Lysa taking advantage of Petyr being passed out drunk and later bedridden with fever to sleep with him while he thought she was someone else. "Might" because it is unclear whether she was intentionally impersonating the woman he actually loved. She appears to believe it was consensual, although she is more than a bit unhinged so that by itself doesn't prove much.
    • Franklyn Flowers claims his mother was a washerwoman who was raped by one of Lord Fossoway's sons. As a result, Franklyn hates the Fossoways despite kind of being one himself (maybe). Well, that, and any time he'd approach one about it, it's gone badly for unspecified reasons. Probably to do with lack of any solid proof combining with him still being a bastard if it is actually true (so his opinion about anything wouldn't count because no status).
  • In Their Eyes Were Watching God, Janie was conceived when her mother was raped by her schoolteacher. The mother may possibly count as an example herself since her own father is the plantation owner who used to own Nanny.
  • Ushahin Dreamspinner from The Sundering is the result of the rape of an Ellyl woman by a human man. He is eventually rejected by both peoples and beaten to within an inch of his life, after which he is adopted by the leader of the wolf-like Were.
  • In We Can't Rewind, Jaymee was conceived when her mother Denise was eleven, due to her teacher (who thought she was too young to get pregnant) molesting her.
  • The Wicked Years:
    • In Son of a Witch by Gregory Maguire, Liir, the protagonist is raped by a young Quadling girl when he is comatose. Their daughter Rain is a child by rape. At the end of the book, the mother abandons their green-skinned daughter for Liir to find.
    • In Wicked, the first book of the Wicked Years series, it's strongly implied (confirmed via the family tree in the third book) that Elphaba herself was this. She was conceived after the Wizard had her mother, Melena, drink the Miracle Elixir, and then had sex with her while she was unconscious.
  • Tsotha-lanti from Robert E. Howard's Conan the Barbarian story "The Scarlet Citadel" is said to have been conceived when a dancing girl of Shadizar slept too near the pre-human ruins of Dagoth Hill and woke in the grip of a demon.
  • Queen Yrsa, mother of the title hero of The Saga of Hrolf Kraki, was conceived when her mother Queen Olof of Saxony was raped by King Helgi of Denmark.
  • Jodi Picoult:
    • In Handle with Care, Charlotte's lawyer, Marin, is adopted and finds out that her birth mother gave her up because she was a child by rape. Marin's birth mother refuses to talk to her because she reminds her of the rape.
    • In Salem Falls, Addie's deceased daughter Chloe is revealed to be the result of a gang rape.
  • Trapped on Draconica: Gothon captured Kalak's mom and raped her before she escaped. Kalak himself is more shocked and outraged that his mother didn't abort him (as is the Leondian custom) than discovering that he's this trope.
  • Tantufi from the Dreamblood Duology is the result of a father molesting his daughter. She's kept hidden in the basement from people outside the family.
  • This drives the entire plot of Francine Rivers’ novel The Atonement Child.
  • At the end of Last Snow by Eric Van Lustbader, Annika learns that she was conceived when her mother was raped by the man who had just killed her husband. She responds by putting a bullet in the head of her "father", especially since said father had tracked her down and kidnapped her as a child, and had tried to start a sexual relationship with her when she was only 5 years old, knowing full well who she was.
  • The Alienist: The killer was the result of marital rape.
  • Corie in Summers at Castle Auburn. Though in an interesting reversal, her mother raped her father.
  • Major characters in several Dean Koontz books fit this trope, most commonly being the result of incestuous rape, such as in Whispers, Life Expectancy, The Bad Place, and What the Night Knows.
  • In Villains by Necessity, it turns out that Sam is one, via Mizzamir.
  • Máel Dúin, hero of the medieval Irish romance The Voyage of Máel Dúin, owes his existence to his father Ailill Ochair Aghra raping a young prioress during a raiding expedition.
  • In Disgrace, Lucy Lurie conceives a child after being viciously gang-raped.
  • In Fort Hope, Emma is most likely one of these. Towards the end of the book, she ends up (briefly) meeting TJ, her biological father.
  • Memer, the protagonist of Voices, was one of many children born when the Alds sacked Ansul and raped any woman they found. They have lighter skin and the Alds' characteristic blond, fuzzy hair to mark them out, and they're derisively known as "siege brats".
  • As they fight each other, Le Gérant in Never Dream of Dying tells James Bond that he is the result of his father raping a Berber girl.
  • Dahlia Sin'felle from The Neverwinter Saga (part of The Legend of Drizzt) was raped by the Shadovar battle leader Herzgo Alegni when his band raided her village, and she later gave birth to his child. When he came back to collect his son, she got back at him by throwing the boy from a cliff. The child survived the fall, and grew up to be the sorcerer Effron the Twisted, who wants revenge on her along with his father.
  • Tess of the d'Urbervilles contains an example of this. For added drama, the child dies young, and the priest refuses to give it a christening because it is the result of extramarital sex.
  • In the Towers Trilogy, Xhea learns from her grandmother that her mother Nerra became pregnant with her after being raped.
  • Saga Of The Noble Dead: Magiere's mother did not volunteer for Ubad's little project.
  • The Forgotten Beasts of Eld: Sybil, quite possibly, given that her father controlled her mother by magic.
  • In Kane story "Raven's Eyrie" Ionor is abducted and repeatedly raped by outlaw leader Kane. She escapes and gives birth to Klesst, who grows up knowing fully well who she is, since she shares her father's characteristic looks. Ionor hates her daughter because she is a constant reminder of her suffering and shame and is even willing to sacrifice Klesst to the demon lord Tloluvin to get her revenge. In comparison with the mother, the rapist father turns out to be a decent guy.
  • Who Fears Death: Onyesonwu is an Ewu, the product of the rape of a woman of the Okeke tribe by a man of the Nuru tribe. Because of this she is shunned by the villagers in the town she grows up in, and haunted by the spirit of her biological father, a powerful sorcerer who wants her dead.
  • In the Earth's Children series, this applies to most first generation "children of mixed spirits", the term used for those born of mixed Neanderthal (Clan) and Cro-Magnon (Others) parentage. However, Ayla (herself the mother of such a child) speculates that Rydag may be a rare exception since his mother, though initially wary of the members of Lion Camp, did not show the levels of fear which Clan women usually show around the Others.
  • In Beloved, the protagonist, Sethe, is the only one of her mother's children not concieved through rape (her mother "put her arms around" Sethe's father, which the book seems to use to imply consent). It's for this reason that Sethe's mother nurtured her and raised her to adulthood, while abandoning all of Sethe's half-siblings as soon as they were born.
  • The half-demon Liz from Darkest Powers is rumored to be the product of this but she is uncertain.
  • The Silerian Trilogy: Zarien turns out to be one due to Kiloran's rape of his mother.
  • In Linda Castillo's The Dead Will Tell, it turns out that the murderer, Ruth aka Hannah, may have been conceived this way, since her Amish mother Wanetta Hochstetler was abducted, raped and left for dead after a botched home invasion and robbery that resulted in the deaths of her husband and all but one of her existing children (though the latter's deaths turn out to have been because of an overturned lantern causing a fire). After Wanetta was found and nursed back to health, it was discovered that she was pregnant, and she never returned home or let her living son, William, know she was still alive out of shame at what had happened to her and because William had unintentionally left the lantern that caused the fire and his mother held him responsible. Ruth believes that her father is her mother's murdered husband but Wanetta at least believed she was actually this trope and verbally abused her. After Wanetta dies, Ruth goes on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge against the perpetrators and tracks down and murders them, and to accomplish this she goes so far as to marry William with the intent of Gaslighting him for his role in the deaths of his other siblings. It's vaguely implied she succeeds in this by telling him their true relationship which causes him to take his own life. Eventually, Kate causes Ruth's unbothered demeanor to crack after being caught by pointing out her resemblance the only rapist she hadn't yet killed, which normally would be a Kick the Dog moment but given everything Ruth has done comes off as Kick the Son of a Bitch instead.
  • Wings of Fire: Winter the IceWing dragon doesn't go into too much detail about it considering its demographic, but Darkstalker's NightWing mother kidnapped his IceWing father and forced him to have him in order to have the NightWings get the IceWings' animus powers. Though it turns out in the Darkstalker special edition that they were actually in love, but the IceWings assumed no prince of their tribe would ever be in love with a NightWing dragon.
  • The Traitor Son Cycle: It eventually turns out that the Red Knight is a child of the King and his sister, conceived when the King raped the latter. The Heroic Bastard in question doesn't bemoan this, but he does despise the King.
  • In The War Gods the minor character Arsham was conceived when his mother was raped by Churnazh, Prince of Navahk. Unlike many cultures Hradani don't consider this to be a mark against him since they have a low birth rate and regard all children as precious. As a consequence following Churnazh's overthrow Arsham is named Prince of Navahk (it helps that his half-brothers are all rapists and assholes as well).
  • In the original light novel of Fate/Zero, Maiya Hisau briefly mentions that she was once raped by soldiers. The resulting son was taken away from her and raised by the soldiers to become one of them. The boy eventually grows up to be Sigma, a character in Fate/strange fake.
  • Worlds of Shadow: Amy gets pregnant due to being repeatedly raped by her owner Walter.
  • Rose of the Prophet: This is the means by which Black Paladins produce new children, with captured women used as breeding slaves for them. It's also stated that some monsters on their island reproduce by raping women.
  • The Belgariad: Unrek, son of Barak and Merel, was conceived due to the latter demanding his "rights". All of the Dryads, too, since they're conceived with captured human men. Taiba had twin daughters this way, due to a fellow slave having gotten her as a "gift" from the Murgos.
  • I Am Mordred: Sir Torre is one, as a result of Pellinore raping a milkmaid.
  • In the Colleen McCullough novel The Touch, 13-year old mentally disabled girl Anna is raped by a local and conceives. As it's too late for an abortion when her pregnancy is discovered, she gives birth and her mother raises the baby as her own as she's incapable of doing so.
  • Shadow of the Conqueror deals with this trope several times, always connected to Dayless the Conqueror, who raped hundreds of girls and unknowingly fathered numerous children on them.
  • Tales from the Flat Earth has the angelic Soveh (renamed Dunizel by her adoptive parents) turn out to be conceived when the brutish servant of a sorcerer, uses the village's "idiot girl" as his sex slave (he had previously attempted to rape the reed-cutter's wife). It could have all ended tragically except for the sorcerer's experiment with a magical comet, which could be considered Dunizel's 3rd parent in her conception.

    Live-Action Television 
  • Diff'rent Strokes Season 4 episode 10 "Hello, Daddy": The son of a woman Philip Drummond knew during the Korean War, which was way before Drummond met his late first wife, shows up claiming that Mr. Drummond is his father. This leads to a reunion with the woman, who reveals that a deserter in the army hid her in a cave. When she tried to leave, he raped her. Ashamed of what happened, she said that Drummond, a kind man, was the father and that he had been killed in the war.
  • Little House on the Prairie: The 1981 episode "Sylvia", where Albert's girlfriend (the 14-year-old title character) is impregnated by a masked rapist (this is contrary to the vicious gossip Mrs. Olesen spreads about the girl, claiming that Albert had gotten her pregnant.) Later, as Caroline is counseling Albert on his declaration of love for Sylvia, she asks him what she might be thinking about becoming a mother and what she'll think about the child she is now forced to bear. The episode ends tragically, with Sylvia losing the baby in her final confrontation with the rapist; she suffers a critical injury after falling from a rickety ladder while trying to escape, causing her to miscarry, and she dies shortly afterward.
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit:
    • Detective Olivia Benson was conceived by rape. There was a moment when it seemed like it was not the case, but then it was made clear that her father raped her mother and her mother was not lying about it.
    • A more villainous example is Darius Parker, whose mother (Fin's ex-wife) was raped by her father. While he may not have known at the time, the fact that this is the reason why his mother hated him, so much that it's implied that she threatened him, could explain what he became. Darius refused to believe her.
    • Also, a good few cases focus on children conceived by rape.
    • One memorable episode featured a guy conceived through rape who started committing crimes similar to his father's. His lawyer used this as evidence for an Insanity Defense, arguing he became a rapist because of some inherited genetic defect. It didn't work.
    • Another episode involved the team trailing a rapist some thirty years after his attacks. When Olivia talks to the daughter of one of the victims, the daughter — who previously had no idea — realizes she was the product of her mother's rape. This realization of the reason why her parents treated her coldly growing up sends her into a psychological tailspin, and as she and Olivia continuing talking and the investigation continues, Olivia realizes that the rapist they're tailing has similar patterns to her own mother's rapist, leading her to believe that the woman she's been talking to may be her half-sister. She's not, which disappoints Olivia a little bit.
    • Yet another episode features a woman claiming her unborn child is this, as she became pregnant after being raped. It turns out to be half-true; the child was conceived without the consent of one of the parents, but it was the mother who was the aggressor while the father was the victim.
    • Benson eventually adopts another child who was conceived by rape. Noah Benson's biological mother was raped by the sex trafficker who was holding her hostage at the time.
    • The entire plot of "Legitimate Rape" ultimately comes down to this; the defendant, serving as his own attorney, uses junk science to argue that the victim's pregnancy proves it wasn't rape.
  • Three examples from EastEnders: the character of Donna Ludlow, who turned out to be the daughter of Kathy Beale, conceived when Kathy was raped at the age of 14; Little Mo Mitchell, who was raped in the Queen Vic, fell pregnant and decided to keep the child; and Zoe Slater, the result of Kat being raped by her uncle as a teenager.
  • Devious Maids: Opal's son Ethan.
  • Scorpius from Farscape was conceived when his mother, a Sebacean named Rylani, was abducted by the Scarrans and raped by one of their own, Wolesh, in a horrific experiment to see if Sebaceans could be used as breeding stock. Scorpius was the only surviving offspring of this "experiment", and Rylani would die giving birth to him. He does not take this revelation at all well, and a good deal of his loathing towards the Scarrans stems from what they did to him and his mother.
    • Interestingly, the Scarrans tried to convince him that it was the other way around (i.e. that a Sebacean male raped a Scarran female).
  • Liam "Kincaid" (more accurately: Liam Beckett) from Earth: Final Conflict. The Kimera Ha'Gel, Last of His Kind, essentially goes on a spree to try and procreate. His "mates" are not able to withstand the experience. Ha'gel ends up overpowering Ronald Sandoval and Siobhan Beckett (i.e. "mating" with Beckett while possessing Sandoval's body) to produce Liam, the hero of seasons 2-4. Liam becomes increasingly "alienated" from his Kimera side and doesn't seem to acknowledge Ha'Gel any more than he absolutely has to (to the point of considering Sandoval, the show's Magnificent Bastard, to be his "real" father), and gets to tell Ha'Gel off later.
  • In a Lifetime Movie of the Week entitled Sin And Redemption, the main character was raped and became pregnant. Her Holier Than Thou father kicks her out of the house and she moves in with her sister. The woman later marries a man she meets at her job, who turns out he's an abusive JerkAss. Worse still, her oldest child's kidneys have failed and needs a transplant. Hubby won't get tested. Why? Turns out he was his wife's rapist and the father of the sick child.
  • The X-Files:
    • A woman in the episode "Aubrey" was raped by a serial killer, bore his child and put it up for adoption. Her grandchild ended up continuing her grandfather's work, to the letter, apparently due to genetic memory essentially making her become him.
    • In "The Post-Modern Prometheus", Mutato is revealed to have gotten women pregnant by raping them after they're knocked senseless by gas. This is because he wanted a mate, but couldn't find one. While viewed sympathetically by Mulder and Scully, it was not only a crime they never arrest him for, but drastically undercuts his status as a "good" monster.
    • Scully's son William who was thought to be Mulder's son is revealed to be actually the product of Medical Rape and Impregnate by the Smoking Man.
  • Criminal Minds:
    • In the episode "Birthright", the team suspects a serial killer's son is carrying on his legacy... only to discover there's also a second son, whose mother was raped by the killer. While this son is not a stellar human being (he's a bit of a bum), he isn't at all evil and he's known for most of his life that his father was a bad man and loved his mother for caring for him despite it. The child by marriage however...
    • In another episode, this was the unsub's motivation, though he does not succeed (the only victim he impregnates is unwilling to have an abortion, but also unwilling to carry the child, and ultimately commits suicide.)
    • The killer in "Profiling 101" was conceived through his mother's rape, after which she died giving birth to him. He was horribly abused by his cruel grandmother, who resented him being born and said he was conceived in sin and that her daughter's "womb was cursed". This abuse led him into murdering women and cutting out their uteruses.
  • One example in Strong Medicine. A matching donor could not be found for a patient, until the patient's mother informs the clinic staff that the patient's father could be a match. The father was in prison for raping the mother.
  • A common Soap Opera trope:
    • On All My Children, Erica Kane gave birth to her eldest daughter, Kendall Hart, after she was raped by one of her father's friends, a movie star, on her 14th birthday. Erica and her mother place Erica's baby girl for adoption with the Harts but the Harts keep the adoption a secret from Kendall, who feels displaced growing up. After she learns her lifelong idol, Erica Kane, is actually her natural mother when she finds her adoption papers, a 16-year old Kendall seeks Erica's approval and runs away to Pine Valley to meet her mother with dreams of a mother-daughter reunion. Though Erica first welcomes Kendall into her life as her daughter and she and Kendall work to develop a healthy mother-daughter relationship, much drama ensues on both parts and Kendall, proving she is her mother's daughter, follows in Erica's footsteps and becomes quite the handful as the newest troublemaker in town. Mother and daughter experience a strained, dysfunctional, and complicated relationship during this time in the series as Kendall, hurt over being given up for adoption, cries, schemes, throws vases, and longs for Erica's approval/attention while acting out against her mother for said attention — really acting out (although Kendall has her good side too). Erica and an apologetic Kendall make peace and Erica forgives her repentant daughter for the crap she's pulled. Kendall later develops a healthier, very loving and close relationship with her mother, Erica, and sister, Bianca, after the character's return in 2002. In addition to being the daughter of Erica Kane, this character is also notable for launching Sarah Michelle Gellar's career,note  who won a Daytime Emmy for the role in 1995.
      • Miranda Montgomery was conceived this way when Michael Cambias raped her mother Bianca Montgomery, who is Kendall's sister and Erica's youngest daughter. Bianca raises Miranda herself and she and Miranda share a very close and loving mother-daughter relationship, but Miranda has no idea who her biological father is or how she was conceived since Bianca and her family (Erica, Kendall, and Kendall's ex-husband Zach Slater — who is also Miranda's biological paternal uncle) have done everything in their power to keep this fact hidden from her. Instead, Bianca told Miranda that her father is a sperm donor and Miranda seems to more or less accept this, as she has grown up with two mothers as her mother, Bianca, is a lesbian woman.
      • Emily Ann Sago was conceived when her mother was raped by Billy Clyde Tuggle.
      • Julia Santos was impregnated by her rapist, but had an abortion.
    • Chad Harris on Passions. Originally he knew his parents were from the town Harmony and eventually came to believe he was the son of wealthy white businessman Julian Crane and his black lounge singer-turned doctor Eve after he fathered a child with Eve's daughter Whitney. Later he turned out to have not committed incest with Whitney and that he was actually the son of Eve's deranged adopted sister Liz who was raped by Julian's father Alistair. Then we find out he really did have gay incest with Vincent, who turns out to be the actual son of Julian and Eve (thus Chad's half-nephew/cousin and Whitney's half brother. Vincent is also a cross-dressing intersex serial killer (no seriously this is all true) who has violently raped or tricked various of his relatives into sex including his uncle Chad, his sister Fancy and the topper is he becomes pregnant with his father Julian's baby. Yeah.
    • Days of Our Lives's Nancy finally has to admit to husband Craig's that her daughter Chloe is this after the girl becomes ill and needs a bone marrow transplant.
    • As the World Turns's twins Lily and Rose are this to their mother.
    • General Hospital's Tom Hardy is the result of his biological father enacting the Marital Rape License on his mother Audrey.
  • Christian Troy on Nip/Tuck. His mother was raped as a teenager and he was given up for adoption. His adoptive father is a pedophile who repeatedly molests Christian. Later Christian is sexually assaulted by a bisexual serial rapist. When he meets his mother after many years she refuses to see him again because he so closely physically resembles his biological father — her rapist.
  • Home and Away has a few examples, most notably Charlie's daughter Ruby (who was raised as Charlie's sister until she was 16), Ailsa's daughter Shauna (conceived when Ailsa was in prison and was raped by a guard), and Tasha's daughter Ella (from when she was drugged and raped by a member of the cult she'd joined).
  • In Neighbours, Declan Napier and Julie Robinson-Martin were both the result of rape. Izzy invoked this when she told Karl that the child he'd believed was his was really Gus's. He found out she was lying less than a day later.
  • One episode of Maury featured a woman who was convinced that her son was the product of a rape since she'd been raped by a friend around the same time she'd had sex with her husband, so the child's paternity was in doubt. As such, she neglected the child in favor of her other children, and her husband, who was disturbed by how she was acting and decided he'd love his son even if he wasn't the biological father, dragged her in to get a DNA test to settle the matter once and for all. It turns out the boy was her husband's son.
  • American Horror Story: Asylum has John Morgan, also known as John Thredson, the modern-day serial killer known as Bloody Face. Especially disturbing as his father was the original infamous Bloody Face and his mother was a lesbian who became one of his victims. When John discovered his true parentage, he decided to follow in his father's footsteps.
  • Stargate SG-1: Apophis and his queen, Amaunet, decide to create a Harsesis — a human child created by two Goa'uld hosts who naturally contains all the knowledge of the Goa'uld without needing to become a host. This is a crime in Goa'uld society, but Apophis wants a Harsesis host so badly, he and his queen don't care. Neither Apophis's host nor Amaunet's host (Sha're, Daniel's abducted wife) get any say in the matter. For the due date, Amaunet is sent into hiding so other Goa'uld cannot hunt her down, she goes to Sha're's family home, then goes into hibernation, leaving a fully conscious Sha're to have to give birth in secret — with Daniel as the midwife. As soon as the baby is born, Amaunet retakes control of Sha're and leaves — childless — with Apophis. Daniel manages to take the baby away from the Goa'uld and the child, Shifu, ends up getting a much more beneficial fate than his tragic origins set up.
  • Shameless (US): When Mickey's father discovers Mickey and Ian having sex, he has a Russian prostitute named Svetlana rape Mickey. She conceives and births a child from the encounter.
  • Hell on Wheels: Elam was conceived by his master raping Elam's mother. Another freedman says Elam shouldn't consider their former master his father, and he appears to agree.
  • Star Trek:
    • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine:
      • The Cardassian Occupation reportedly resulted in many Cardassian/Bajoran hybrids, most of which weren't voluntary.
      • Benjamin Sisko himself is one, though this is on the Prophets, not either of his parents, as the Prophets possessed his mother and forced her into a relationship with an unknowing Joseph so Ben could be born. Because of this, however, when the Prophets let her go, his mother understandably bolted.
    • A variation occurs in Star Trek: Voyager when Chakotay's ex-girlfriend impregnates herself with his DNA. When he consults his father on the matter (through meditation), his father draws the parallel between Chakotay's situation and the children born to Native American mothers who were raped by white settlers in the 1800s. Ultimately subverted, as it turns out the baby wasn't Chakotay's after all.
  • Legend of the Seeker:
    • As in its source materials, all children of Confessors are conceived this way, as their mates have lost all free will and do as the Confessor wishes. After coming back to his senses, Kahlan's father forced her sister and her to use their powers for evil, binding their wrists if they refused. The only other living Confessor was locked in a tower all her life by her father out of fear.
    • Richard and Jennsen as well, due to Panis Rahl seducing their mother while disguised as a young shepherd — a rape by fraud.
  • Angel: According to Word of God, they personally believe that Billy Blim was conceived when a good demon woman was raped by an evil human man.
  • Defiance: Amanda turns out to have been raped in the past, leading to a pregnancy that she terminated.
  • Hostages: Nina Carlisle, whose mother was raped by current president Kincaid. Nina's existence is unknown to him, since her loved ones shielded her from the awful truth, and the danger it might bring.
  • In The Outer Limits (1995) episode "Dark Child", an alien abducts Laura, rapes her, then returns her to Earth, where she gives birth to a daughter, Tammy. Although deeply traumatized by the experience, Laura does her best to raise Tammy. Years later, when Tammy is a teenager, the alien returns and reveals his previous assault on Laura was a ploy to create a powerful Half-Human Hybrid to use as a weapon against humanity. Just like any deadbeat dad, the alien's attempt to get Tammy to join him fails, then mother and daughter team up and kill him.
  • Played with in House of Cards (US). When Claire is confronted in an interview with some old abortion rumors she admits to having terminated a pregnancy, but says that the father was a prominent general who raped her in college. Both the rape and the abortion took place, but with several years in-between.
  • Ray's son Chad from the second season of True Detective appears to be this, as the timing of his birth matches up with when his mother was raped, and he doesn't look anything like Ray. Ray's ex-wife spends much of the season trying to get a paternity test. In the end, it actually turns out that Chad isn't a child of rape and really is Ray's biological son, but Ray dies before finding out.
  • Sela in Star Trek: The Next Generation is the daughter of a Romulan general who captured the USS Enterprise-C and forced an Alternate Timeline version of Tasha Yar to become his mistress in exchange for him sparing the surviving crew's lives. He eventually had Tasha executed after she tried to escape with their daughter Sela. Sela takes after her father.
  • Jessica Jones (2015): Hope Schlottman becomes pregnant as a result of her time under Kilgrave's control. When she realizes this, she tries to miscarry by having Jessica give her money so that she can pay an inmate to beat her up. When that fails, Jessica and Jeri arrange to give Hope abortion drugs. This is undoubtedly for the better, because readers of the comics will know that children of Kilgrave inherited his mind control abilities.
  • Luke Cage (2016): Mariah Dillard was regularly raped and molested by her uncle Pete, and in the process, ended up giving birth to a daughter, Matilda Maybelline "Tilda" Johnson. Mama Mabel wouldn't let Mariah get an abortion, so Mariah passed Tilda off as the product of her marriage to her late husband Dr. Jackson Dillard and had Tilda raised by her cousins, the Johnsons (explaining Tilda's different surname). Although almost every one in the public believes this is the truth, those more intimately connected to Mariah, like Cottonmouth and Captain Thomas Ridenhour, are aware of what actually happened.
  • Leonela's son in the Mexican telenovela Leonela was conceived by rape.
  • The Shannara Chronicles: Mag, whose father lobotomized her mother to make her his "wife".
  • Game of Thrones:
    • Although not explicitly stated, it's pretty clear Gilly's son Sam is conceived this way, along with all the other children of Craster's wives fathered by Craster. Craster's wives are his daughters as well. No doubt he would not view it as rape.
    • Ramsay finds out that he is one, thanks to Roose's "How I Raped Your Mother" tale in Season 5. Ramsay already knew that he was an illegitimate child of the highborn Roose, but his father actually engaged in Droit du Seigneur when he learned that two commoners in his feudal domain had married without his permission. Roose took Ramsay in after he was born because the mother told him, based solely on his physical resemblance.
  • Roots and its 2016 remake: Chicken George, the primary protagonist in the latter half of the miniseries, was conceived when Tom Moore (Tom Lea in The Remake) rapes Kizzy.
  • Andromeda combines this with Double Standard: Rape, Sci-Fi. It's even called "rape" in-universe. The species known as "The Magog" reproduce this way and only this way. In addition to being cannibals, and feeding on other sentient species, their bites can, and do, "infest" any victim they chow upon. If they don't feel like eating their victims, they can just bite them, and then simply sit back and wait for the larva to hatch and rip their way out from the inside. Surgical removal of the larva is not an option as the larva wrap themselves around vital organs and will kill the host upon any attempt to remove them by normal means. (It essentially takes bending the rules of space-time to succeed.)
  • Cristina was conceived after Yolanda was raped by two strangers in La Querida del Centauri.
  • The Musketeers has Grimaud, the Big Bad of season three. His mother, who was apparently "barely a child herself" was imprisoned and raped by soldiers. She had no desire to care for the child, so she tried to drown him, but he was rescued and raised by a friend.
  • The Magicians:
    • Julia gets pregnant due to her rape by Reynard, and decides to have an abortion. However he, or it, stops this by forcing the doctor to kill herself. Later a magical abortion is successful.
    • John Gaines is a child of Reynard's from his last rampage.
  • Heroes Reborn (2015): Taylor was conceived when Erica was extorted by an evo to have sex with him so he would heal her father.
  • The Honourable Woman: It turns out Nessa's secret was she became pregnant by one of her kidnappers raping her. Kasim is her son, though Atika agrees to raise him as her own.
  • Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders: The killer in "Il Mostro" turns out to be the Monster of Florence's son as a result of him raping his sister. A combination of extreme child abuse, genetic predisposition to violence, and learning who his father is makes him turn into the Monster's heir.
  • Chicago Justice: In "Double Helix", it turns out the defendant is the child of a serial killer due to him raping her mother.
  • The Handmaid's Tale: All of the children the Handmaids give birth to, as they're slaves who have no say in the matter.
  • Outlander:
    • Jamie's son William, as he was blackmailed by William's mother Geneva into having sex with her.
    • Brianna realizes she is pregnant two months after the night she was raped by Stephen Bonnet, which was the same night she had earlier lost her virginity in a consensual sexual experience with Roger. After Brianna and Roger had sex, they ended up having a huge argument, Roger left, and Brianna ran into a pirate and thief named Bonnet, who raped Brianna when she tried to buy her mother's stolen ring back from him. Brianna confides to her mother Claire that she believes she is pregnant as the result of the rape by Stephen Bonnet and not from her sexual experience with Roger because Roger had pulled out.
  • Misfits: Jess's son, at least by fraud, as his father continually reverses time to seduce her.
  • The Frankenstein Chronicles: Fiona's pregnancy is the result of her being drugged and later raped by an aristocrat. It turns out this was Garnet Chester.
  • Unsere Mütter, unsere Väter: Alina was repeatedly raped by the German farmer she was forced to work for as a Polish slave laborer, then got pregnant and gave birth to a girl. Her daughter was taken away by the farmer because he and his wife couldn't have children. After he stated his intent to sire a son by her as well, she threatened him with a knife, and was sent off to Auschwitz, though she escapes before arrival.
  • Spartacus: Blood and Sand: Aurelia gets pregnant due to her (offscreen) rape by a man whom she believed was a friend. Initially her husband Varro is reluctant to believe this, then says she should have fought him off. Finally he accepts it however and agrees to raise the child. However when he's killed, she has an abortion, having been left alone and thus feeling unable to cope.
  • Camelot:
    • Arthur, due to his father using magic to impersonate his mother's husband (in keeping with the original legends often). Unlike in most examples, it's actually called rape as well (by Arthur himself, when he finds out). Even so, no one else seems to mind, and he doesn't bring it up again (to be fair, he's quite busy).
    • It later comes up in another episode that the head man of a village takes his "tithe" through raping the women before they've been married. One of the girls who's a result of this was going to be next, leading to her father (not by blood, but she still considers him this) killing the head man when he comes.
    • It's also likely that in the series finale Morgan's rape by fraud of Arthur-they had sex while she was transformed into Guinivere-caused Mordred to be conceived.
  • The Sinner: Julian was conceived when Jack Novack raped Marin Calhoun in a fit of rage.
  • Proven Innocent: In "Acceptable Losses" it turns out that someone else committed the rape and murder Daniel Hernandez had been convicted of. This is found out as a result of them inputting the DNA from the crime scene and finding his son had searched for relatives with an online service. It turns out that the son was the result of him committing a rape in the past, and this helps show the truth of the previous crimes as well.
  • 13: It's revealed that Ivy got pregnant from Mark White during her years of captivity with him, though she never actually had a baby since she miscarried. When he speaks about how upset Ivy was about it, she says they were tears of relief that she wouldn't be bringing a baby into that situation.
  • The Boys (2019): It turns out that Rebecca Butcher became pregnant by Homelander after he raped her. At first he was told their baby died, but then it's revealed this was a lie and they have a son she's raising.
  • War of the Worlds (2019): Chloe's son is revealed to have been the result of her rape.
  • Romper Stomper: Kane turns out to be the result of his mother being raped by her father.
  • Twin Peaks: Richard Horne of the 2016 continuation from the doppleganger's rape of Audrey Horne.
  • Vikings:
    • Possibly the case with Astrid's baby. She was gang raped before getting pregnant, although the baby could also be her husband's. This appears to be why Astrid gets Lagertha to kill her.
    • There's an ambiguous example with Ingrid as well. First she's raped by Harald, and later turns out to be pregnant. She's adamant that the baby is Björn's, though Harald insists otherwise. It's uncertain if she's lying, right or this is wishful thinking.
  • Taken: Allie is conceived because her parents Charlie and Lisa are forced to have sex by the aliens.

  • The second verse of Nina Simone's "Four Women", a song about pains inflicted on African American Women:
    My father was rich and white
    He forced my mother late one night
    What do they call me?
    My name is Saffronia

    Religion and Mythology 
  • Many a demigod has been conceived by a god disguising him- or herself as the victim's spouse.
    • Zeus has to be the master of this one, often not bothering with the "spouse" part, and occasionally not even disguising himself as human.
  • Let's not even start on Loki, who gave birth to Sleipnir, an eight-legged horse, after being raped by a magic horse (he was in the form of a mare at the time).
  • In Ovid's The Metamorphosis, Pegasus was Medusa's son-by-rape by Poseidon, and formed from her blood when she was slain by Perseus. Classical Mythology is like that. Some versions add another child, Chrysaor, a golden sword-wielding giant.
  • Arthurian Legend:
  • The Bible:
    • The Book of Genesis has Dinah raped by Shechem, and several Jewish midrashim claim that she had a child. In one version the daughter was taken by angels to Egypt, adopted by Potipher and became Asenath, the eventual wife of Joseph. Another version says she had a son, Shaul; the two were taken in by Dinah's brother Simeon.
    • Some interpretations claim Goliath was the child of a gang rape.
    • Genesis also recounts the story of Lot and his daughters after they escaped Sodom minus his wife (who made the mistake of looking back and got turned into a pillar of salt for her trouble). They got him drunk to the point of unawareness before they had sex with him (which is rape) and then each had one son as a result.
  • Celtic Mythology: Cu Chulainn fought a duel with Aife/Aoife and barely managed to defeat and capture her. When she begged him to let her go, he agreed only if she would drop her vendetta against his teacher/her sister Scathach and sleep with him, making it rape by coercion. Sometime after he left, she gave birth to his only son Connla. For additional squickiness, Cu Chulainn was around the age of 10 when this happened.
  • Nart Sagas: In some traditions, the mighty hunter Shebatinquo is conceived when Argwana rapes Setenay.
  • Romani Mythology: The Keshali Ana was raped by the King of the Loçolici (humans cursed by Satan) many times, resulting in demonic entities that represent every disease known to man. In this case, the rape seems to illustrate their abhorrence rather than give them sympathy, and the oldest of the children, Melalo, even goaded his father into raping her more often.

    Tabletop Games 
  • In Dungeons & Dragons:
    • The trope is Zig-Zagged by half orcs, who are often implied to be the result of male orcs raping human women after raiding or conquering a human population. 4th Edition also suggests consensual Interspecies Romance, humans being infused by the Orc god's essence, the god Kord combining the best elements of humans and orcs, and controlled breeding by an ancient hobgoblin empire. Bringing this topic up around half-orcs is a good way to get something important broken. 5th Edition's Players Handbook largely sets it aside in favour of human-orc marriage alliances, though the Monstrous Manual spends several paragraphs talking about how orcs are bloodthirsty, savage raiders before bringing up the fact that their patron goddess Luthic demands that they mate as often and indiscriminately as possible. The dots aren't exactly hard to connect.
      • Pathfinder plays up this trope, something that the game's designers have defended as emphasizing both the Darker and Edgier nature of their setting and the innate heroism of half-orc player characters. That said, there are at least two named half-orc NPCs in two separate adventure paths who were born of Interspecies Romance: a male half-orc pirate in Skull & Shackles who was born to a human man and the female orc he befriended and helped escape, and a female half-orc paladin born to a male orc who abandoned his people's evil ways to marry a human woman.
    • Some half-elves get born this way as well, particularly in settings where humans and elves have gone to war against each other or are otherwise on hostile terms.
    • The 2nd-Edition Monster Manual implies that minotaurs breed by raping human females.
    • Hags, an all-female race, breed by raping human men, then usually kill and eat them. Female offspring are more hags; males, in the settings where they exist, are typically brutish hagspawn.
    • The undead archmage Acererak was conceived when a wizard summoned up a demon who promptly ate him and raped his serving woman. His mother tried to raise the fiendish child nonetheless and got murdered by a torch-wielding mob for her trouble, setting Acererak on his multiverse-spanning From Nobody to Nightmare path.
  • The Warcraft Expanded Universe implies that some half-orcs in this universe were conceived this way as well, and that the rapist could be of either gender/race. But unlike D&D, most orcs find the concept just as abhorrent as humans do.
  • Always a possibility for a Scion's origin in Scion; while most gods at least try to get consent, they're more than willing to perform rape-by-deception (it comes from the myths). Meanwhile, most Titanspawn have no scruples — and the all-male minotaurs only reproduce this way.

    Video Games 
  • In Arcanum: Of Steamworks & Magick Obscura, half-ogres (and, to a lesser degree nowadays, half-orcs) have the stigma of rape attached to their origins. The pregenerated half-orge Player Character implies he may be a result of this, but consensual or not, the ogre was his mother. It later comes to light that a Gnomish Government Conspiracy had been 'mass-producing' half-ogres by mass abduction and rape of human women by ogres in specialised breeding facilities over several years, with the last victim apparently being Tarant's last queen.
  • In Baldur's Gate, a letter to the Player Character from their deceased foster father Gorion explains that they are the child of a woman he knew, and that they were conceived after Bhaal, God of Murder forced himself upon her; she died shortly after giving birth to them. It later turns out that Gorion was, to some extent, lying to them. Although the fandom generally agrees that he probably was her lover, their mother was actually a priestess of Bhaal who willingly bore his child. However, Bhaal did rape at least some women with conception in mind, since his Bhaalspawn children were all to serve as a collective Soul Jar, releasing his divine essence upon death so that he could come Back from the Dead.
  • Rayne (the title character of the BloodRayne games) spends the first game taking down bad guys for the Brimstone Society while waiting for information about the powerful vampire Kagan. She wants to punish him for the heinous crime he committed against her. His crime? Causing her to exist — she was conceived when Kagan raped her human mother. And if that wasn't bad enough, Kagan then proceeded to hunt her mother down like an animal and brutally kill her, not to mention forcing Rayne to spend her formative years constantly on the run because he tried to kill her too, for the "unforgivable sin" of "turning away from her noble vampire heritage", because despite being clinically insane as the result of Kagan's horrific rape, Rayne's mother and heavily implied her maternal family were kind and loving to her enough that their deaths drives the protagonist to avenge them.
    • Rayne finds out she has siblings in the second game because Kagan has a centuries long history of doing this — impregnating women by rape and then hunting them down like animals once the child is weaned. All purely to make certain the child is viciously brutal, powerful, loyal through a mix of gratitude and fear, and constantly vying with its siblings for supremacy. He got three out of four with Rayne. What really pisses Rayne off though? Alongside the deaths of her maternal family and her misspent life, the fact that to Kagan, and this is a direct quote, "It's all so fucking bloody routine!"
    • On a less sordid note, one of her siblings is Svetlana Lupescu.
  • Ayane from Dead or Alive, whose biological father, Raidou (the Big Bad of the first game), raped the lover of his brother Shiden.
  • In Dragon Age: Origins, The leader of the Dalish Elf clan you run into turned the humans in the area into werewolves after a group of them gang-raped his daughter, after which she committed suicide when she discovered she was pregnant. (Oh, and they also murdered the mage's son.)
    • Alistair is stated to be such by his half-sister. The truth is a bit more complex and only covered in the tie-in novels: Alistair is the offspring of an affair between King Maric and an elven Grey Warden mage named Fiona. Since neither elves, mages, or Wardens are well-liked in Ferelden, and Alistair might be a threat to his half-brother Cailan's rule, covering up the truth of his heritage became very important, helped by the fact that he takes after his human parent more than his elven one.
  • FEAR 2, ends with Alma becoming pregnant by raping Becket while he's strapped into a machine. The baby seems to come out okay, but Becket has deep mental scars as a result of the incident. In the third game, Becket's Last Request before being killed is to beg Point Man to kill the "filthy maggot that grows inside her", which is ultimately not honored.
    • Alma is a victim of this herself, as she was subjected to Medical Rape and Impregnate by her own father in her backstory, both of her sons — the Point Man and Paxton Fettel — being conceived in this manner. Point Man himself seems well-adjusted, but Paxton is completely unhinged.
  • Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War:
    • Azel of Velthomer is the son of Lady Cigyun's favorite maid, who was raped by Cigyun's complete prick of a husband, Lord Victor. Azel turned out to be a Nice Guy, though. (Quite possibly because his dad killed himself not long after that.)
    • Julius and Julia also count, as their mother Deirdre was brainwashed into believing that Arvis was her husband, thus never actually consenting to him of her own free will.
  • Many fans of Mystery Case Files believe that Victor is this, being the result of his father's rape of the imprisoned nurse Rose. However, this has not been confirmed in any of the games to date.
    • Fate's Carnival suggests this is correct if you read the notes for the bobblehead collectibles ... but gives a completely different story in one of the mutoscope reels you find during the game. So who knows?
  • Notably subverted with Gannayev-of-Dreams, your hagspawn companion in Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer. Hagspawn are normally the product of a hag raping a human male. Gann's parents actually loved each other, which is the reason he's much more handsome than most hagspawn and has greater magical prowess. Then his mother's sisters forced her to kill and eat his father, driving her insane.
  • Persona 5 Royal: Goro Akechi is this, as his mother was a prostitute who was raped by Shido, with her later committing suicide from the whole ordeal.
  • Pillars of Eternity: Maerwald, the previous Watcher, is the reincarnation of an Aedyran soldier who was fathered by a Glanfathan tribesman who raped an Aedyran settler in the War of Broken Stone. The Soldier was himself the reincarnation of his own father the Marauder, who was killed shortly afterward. And Maerwald carries both personalities in addition to his own, giving him a Split Personality.
  • Red Dead Redemption 2: Discussed in one campfire event, when Lenny Summers says that his mother's birth in a cotton field was the result of his grandmother being raped by an overseer who would become his grandfather.
  • In the Soul Series, Isabella "Ivy" Valentine is the result of this. Her father, Cervantes, raped a barmaid in order to ensure that the evil blade has another host should he die, not knowing that it might find another host in Siegfried at first, resulting in Ivy having her cursed blood and adoptive parents, and deciding to never have a lover so she won't spread the curse.
  • In Suikoden II, Luca Blight's sister, Jillia, was the product of his mother being raped in front of him. This consequently sent Luca on his spiral into ax craziness.
  • Garona Halforcen was retconned into this (along with being a half-orc-half-draenei) in the Warcraft universe, daughter of a draenei woman raped by a male orc. There was always some implication of this with her being half-orc in the first place, as mentioned higher up on the page, but it was only made explicit later.

    Visual Novels 
  • In Umineko: When They Cry, Sayo Yasuda, also known as Shannon, Kanon and Beatrice is revealed to be this, born from Kinzo Ushiromiya forcing himself on his illegitimate daughter Beatrice II after deluding himself into believing she was the reincarnation of his mistress. By extension, Lion Ushiromiya, Sayo's Alternate Self is this as well. Finding out about this is the Start of Darkness for Sayo, and even Lion, who is much more mentally stable than Sayo, doesn't take it well.
  • In Oni Chichi (Demon Father) one and two, the "good" endings result in pregnancy.
    • In the first novel (and the anime adaptation), the protagonist uses a powerful, and experimental, aerosol aphrodisiac upon his step-daughters, without their consent, to make them "want" sex with him. It gets worse when, in one of those OVAs, one of his daughters loses her memories and regresses to a more child-like mind (with Artistic Age actually making her look younger), and then she and her "mother" (the other daughter) have a threesome with the guy.
    • In the second novel, a car accident causes some kind of neurological trauma that triggers intense lust in the protagonist towards his own biological daughters, until he snaps and outright rapes them which is documented to actually happen in reality.

  • In Mob Ties, Mika conceived Kyoko-chan while in a coma after being raped by Big Bad Bengal. Her father tries to keep it a secret due to the fact that any reminder of the incident sends her into a horrible shock.
  • The Order of the Stick, in keeping with its satirisation of all things D&D, briefly parodied this trope as a backstory for half-orcs — specifically, Mauve Shirt Therkla. Even Chief Grukgruk, an orc, thought it was the go-to explanation, but the stereotype was thoroughly flipped: not only was her father the human, her mother the orc, but they were so much in love, they were too sweet and romantic.
    Therkla's father: Come here, my snuggly green cutie-pie!
    Therkla's mother: *giggle!* me so in love!
    Chief Grukgruk: chief grukgruk frankly not want dwell on that very much.
    Therkla: Try growing up with it.
  • Alexi's son in Parallel Dementia. For once, though the mother actually cares for her child and doesn't harbor any bad feelings towards the child.
  • Becca McKay in Shadowgirls appears to believe that she was the product of a rape committed during her mother's amnesia, since her father has never come forward.

    Web Original 
  • Inverted by Ask That Guy with the Glasses. A woman force-fed him viagra and made him have sex with her. After this he ran away because he was so scared of her batshittery. This comes out when the child grew up and asked why he left, resulting in him angrily telling the child he'll see them in hell.
  • In The Gamer's Alliance, Unithien and her half-brother Ildor were both conceived this way when two powerful men raped their mother Varalia.
  • Sometimes discussed in Protectors of the Plot Continuum with the offspring of Mary Sue characters and their victims; the modus operandi of a Mary Sue is to mind-control the target, thus rendering their consent to any sexual contact meaningless. The offspring in question are often adopted by the Protectors when the Sue is killed.

    Western Animation 
  • In W.I.T.C.H., Caleb's mother Nerissa tricks his father Julian into falling in love with her under the false identity of a supposedly kind Sorceress so she would become pregnant and have Caleb, intending him to lead the rebellion against Big Bad, Phobos.
  • Dermott Fictel of The Venture Bros. is a child by statutory rape. The sex was consensual, but his mother (who he believes is his sister) was only 15. It's a rare non-villainous version of this trope, as his mother deliberately misled his father about her age and it's heavily implied he wouldn't have had sex with her had he known.

Alternative Title(s): Child Of Rape


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