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When considering the future of fictional characters, children are often a big part of it — more so if we're talking about a fictional couple. However, if the story does not give any indication that kids are on the way, fans often take it upon themselves to imagine hypothetical children (or further-removed descendants) for canon characters. These kids are Fan-Created Offspring, often colloquially referred to as "fankids" and "ship kids."

A Sub-Trope of Original Character, Fan-Created Offspring are a simple way to show that the characters are now well into adulthood, and can be used to explore how the characters act as parents. They are also frequently created as the logical extension of a ship, canon or not, and can become a Recurring Fanon Character among shippers. Often they will be Patchwork Kids, strongly taking after both parents. They can star in a Kid Fic or a Spin-Offspring story, either by themselves or alongside any canon children.

Fanwork Examples (sorted by source material):

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    Anime & Manga 
  • Return to Hinamizawa has quite a few. Akito and Kotone are the children of Shion and Satoshi; Saki is Satoko's child with a (female) Original Character; Kizuna is the daughter of Rika and Okamura (the kid who had a crush on her in the original series). Finally, main character Miaka is known to be adopted, and it's heavily implied that her birth parents were Keiichi and Rena.
  • The Shin Sekai: Rikuo's children take center stage in this Spin-Offspring story.
  • Shinachiku's First Adventure stars the titular Shinachiku Uzumaki, the son of Naruto and Sakura from Naruto. Shinachiku himself is a Recurring Fanon Character created by the Naruto x Sakura fandom after the end of the manga.
  • Ranch from What If Raditz Turned Good? is the daughter of Raditz and Launch in an Alternate Universe fic where the former had a Heel–Face Turn. They later have twin sons Daikon and Muuli, and in the future timeline Future Trunks has Balsa and Gretta with Ranch.
  • The Second Try and its sequel Aki-chan's Life has Aki, the daughter of Shinji and Asuka.
  • The infamous CLAMP doujin JoJo's Bizarre Married Life features Jouta, the son of Jotaro and Kakyoin.
  • Kyon: Big Damn Hero includes the cast of Higurashi: When They Cry, and reveals that the Higurashi cast have all had kids in the three decades or so between the two series. Keiichi is the father of them all. Furthermore, Kyon is retconned as being the son of Keiichi's sister, making him his nephew.
  • The Elemental Chess Trilogy includes kids for several of the Fullmetal Alchemist cast, including twins for Roy and Riza.
  • Blazing Generations is a Sword Art Online fanfic focusing on the children of Kirito, Asuna, and friends.
  • Shadow of the Valley by Disguise of Carnivorism is a Death Note Next Gen AU fanfic where Light Yagami raises his daughter to be the next Kira.
  • Pokémon: The Series:
    • Pokemon: 25 Years Later features Ash and Misty's daughter going on her own Pokemon training journey. It also features many Fakemon.
      • 25 Years Later while otherwise unrelated to the one above, also has Ash and Misty's daughter starting on her own Pokemon journey.
    • The Story of Silver Ketchum stars Silver Ketchum, Ash Ketchum's great-granddaughter.
    • Yamujiburo has a set of fan-kids, such as Ash and Misty's son Cane.
  • Love Hina Next stars Yamato 'Shima' Urashima, son of Keitaro and Naru, and the members of his own harem.
  • The Child of Love: The titular character, Teri Ikari, is daughter of Shinji Ikari and Asuka Langley Sohryu.
  • In Ghosts of Evangelion, Shinji and Asuka have a daughter, Ryuko Ikari.
  • Iron Touch has Michelle Polnareff. Three guesses who her father is.
  • Son of the Sannin has Kaida and Hagane, the children of Tsunade and Jiraiya (and by extention, Naruto's adoptive younger siblings) as members of the supporting cast. Multiple other kids exist (including several cases of canon offspring having younger siblings), though none of them are old enough to be actual characters during the story proper.
  • It used to be fairly common for Sailor Moon stories set post-series/in the Crystal Tokyo era to feature future offspring of the Senshi to be their successors and Chibiusa's senshi guardians. While this died down somewhat with the reveal in the manga that the Amazoness Quartet are actually Brainwashed and Crazy and are actually the Sailor Quartet, meant to be Chibiusa's guardians when she's ready for her own team, there's definitely still stories and fanart that have this concept. The 'Neo' section of Sailormoon Millennia Trilogy is one such story.
  • The Mountain and the Wolf: As Cersei's life is saved via abduction and imprisonment by the Wolf, she carries her and Jaime's baby to term, a daughter she names Mirri (after the woman responsible for the death of Daenerys' first child). Jaime is disturbed by the implications of revenge, the Wolf encourages it.
  • While White Devil of the Moon doesn't feature any offspring in the fic itself, in one of the omakes Picoha, daughter of Nanoha and Mamoru comes back in time to 'fix' the timeline and ensure Crystal Tokyo (and herself) would be born. Unfortunately for her, Vivio also went back in time to ensure the proper timeline-the one where Nanoha gets with Fate-stays intact. Picoha gets a beatdown, has to watch as the event she was meant to prevent-Nanoha and Fate meeting-happens anyway, and is promptly erased from existence.
  • Beautifully Monstrous, Maimiko, a Kedabory-Verse fic crossing over Futari wa Pretty Cure and Smile PreCure!, gives Poisony and Joker a daughter, the titular Maimiko, whom they bring into the world via a new moon ritual.

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  • Frankie and Hobbes involves Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes having a little daughter named Frankie who is a lot like him.
  • Hobbes and Bacon, a fan-made sequel to Calvin and Hobbes from the web comic Pants are Overrated, has Bacon, the daughter of Calvin and Susie, who is very much like her father and who inherits both Hobbes and Mr. Bun.
  • In the Calvin and Hobbes story Can You Here Me? (sic, MSTed here), Calvin grows up and has two kids: a son who is just like him and a daughter who's an Insufferable Genius.

    Films — Animation 
  • The Lion King: Kiara's Reign invents a set of triplets for Kovu and Kiara: Koda, Leah, and Asha.
  • Sanded Down, based on Encanto, gives Bruno three adopted daughters, Stefanie, Sierra, and Sabrina.
  • Zootopia fanfic Take a Stand introduces Nick Wilde's illegitimate daughter Luna, whom he learns about just as he's starting a relationship with Judy Hopps. The sequel Star of Ceartais adds Nick and Judy's daughter (Luna's half-sister) Robyn.

    Films — Live Action 

  • The Discworld of A.A. Pessimal gives canon character Ponder Stibbons, a romance and a marriage with Miss Smith-Rhodes, a one-off character in canon, and reimagines her as a White Howondalandian who is devoted to Ponder. Between them they have three daughters, who are respectively a Witch, a student Assassin, and a creative mind.
  • Homecoming, 2026, a Whateley Universe fanfic, introduces Mei Hartford. She is presumably daughter of the canon Amelia Hartford and her apparent husband, Lord Paramount.
  • The main characters of the Discworld fic "The Brain Thief" by hollimichele are canon: Young Sam and Princess Esme. But it also adds Penny Ironfoundersson, daughter of Carrot and Angua; Hettie Colon, granddaughter of Fred Colon; Thomas de Worde, son of William and Sacharissa (plus unnamed brothers); Agatha Rust, granddaughter of Lord Rust; and Jane Dearheart-Lipwig, daughter of Moist and Adora-Belle.
  • In the Warrior Cats fanfic If Spottedleaf Had Lived, Fireheart and Spottedleaf have two kits (kittens) named Squirrelkit and Leafkit.
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Whispers in the Dark is about the daughter of Thalia and Luke.
  • The A Hobbit's Hole (er I mean SMIAL!) series introduces Frerin and Jewel, the children of Bilbo and Thorin (Frodo is also one of their children, but he's an pre-existing character).

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    Western Animation 
  • Stories from Steven's Future, being set in the future, focuses on the children of multiple characters — in addition to the main duo of Rose and Vihaan, Steven and Connie's kids, there is also Celeste, the daughter of Star and Marco, and Violet, the daughter of Lewis and Vivi.
  • In The Simpsons fanfic Lisa and Flanders, Rod and Todd have a sixteen-year-old sibling named Dannii, who's a non-binary Animal Lover.
  • The Loud House:
    • Sin Kids AU involves Lincoln having children with his sisters and several other female characters, plus Lisa having a daughter named through making her in a lab.
    • In The Edgy House, covered in Peeking Through the Fourth Wall's fourth "After Dark" episode, Lori has an unnamed baby son and Luna has an unnamed baby daughter. However, they don't exist, as the whole fanfic turns out to be Lincoln's version of The Aristocrats.
    • It's (Not) Your Fault has Lina Loud, the child of Lincoln Loud and Sam Sharp, and this comic primarily serves to explain what is implied to be her rather dark origins.
    • In Unexpected, Lori is knocked up by her boyfriend Bobby. Near the end of the fic, she gives birth to their son, Luis Santiago-Loud. Later fics from the author feature Luis as the child is being raised by Lori, Bobby, and the rest of the Loud family.
  • Meet the Simpsons, a crossover between All Grown Up! and The Simpsons, involves Snowball II giving birth to nine kittens.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
    • Lopoddity's "Pandoraverse" art centers around the offspring of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic characters. It's named after Pandora, her OC child of Twilight Sparkle and Discord.
    • Kilala 97 has created plenty of art and biographies for the OC children of the characters of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.
    • The Pieces Lie Where They Fell (a My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic fanfic):
      • A handful of families from the time period of the original show have been confirmed as having descendants in the present day - the current King is descended from Prince Blueblood, and members of the Apple, Belle (as in Sweetie Belle) and Pants (as in Fancy Pants) families have been mentioned.
      • Trixie's descendent, Violet Lulamoon, the Magi Supreme of the Magi-Of-Stars Guard, is descended from Trixie - the "Blue Sorceress" of legend - though she doesn't know it.
      • The sequel, Picking Up the Pieces, confirms that Page Turner, current Queen of the Badlands changeling hive and one of the main characters of the series, is descended from Queen Chrysalis and Shining Armor.
      • Chapter 4 of Picking Up the Pieces names the male announcer in the parliament forum as Record Melody, who is confirmed by Word Of God to be a direct descendent of Vinyl Scratch and Octavia Melody. Somehow.
      • Sacher Torte, head dessert chef at the hotel the Bearers are at in Picking Up the Pieces, is (per Word of God) descended from the Cake family, something further hinted at by her saying she comes "from a long line of bakers and pastry chefs". By extension, so is her mentioned cousin Mango Cake.
    • StarryOak has multiple series of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic fanfoals, set in different timelines.
      • "The Quartzverse" centers around Quasimodo Quartz, the accidental bastard daughter of Chrysalis and Shining conceived during the events of "A Canterlot Wedding." Quartzy had an askblog for some time, run by Amras-Felagund, with art by StarryOak and 64supernintendo.
      • "The Miracleverse" is about fankids of pairings that the artist doesn't like, such as Spike/Rarity (whose sickly hybrid daughter Miracle gives the verse its name), Twilight/Big Macintosh, Starlight/Sunburst, and Discord/Celestia. It serves as a Deconstruction Fic for some of these pairings, which range from unhappy to outright abusive, which means many of the fankids have neuroses of their own. For example, Starlight's daughter Stitchwork Shine inherited Starlight and Sunburst's anxiety, as well as childhood trauma because her mother (who didn't fully undergo her canon Heel–Face Turn) cast spells on her to stop her from crying as a baby. It also takes place in a more depressing timeline deviating from the Season 6 finale, where Shining Armor and Cadence's daughter was stillborn, leading to a series of events that destroyed the Crystal Empire and killed Shining and Cadence. Other characters include Fluttershy and Iron Hoof's perpetually-high daughter Bashful Bluebelle, Twilight and Big Mac's Straw Nihilist son Galaxy Gazer, Applejack and Trenderhoof's drag queen son Zestar!, and Pinkie Pie and Cheese Sandwich's mentally unwell daughter Claystone.
  • Ashley Simpson's "Ties That Bind" series, fanart of Phineas and Ferb, introduces three Phineas/Isabella kids, two Ferb/Vanessa kids, five Baljeet/Ginger kids, and one kid for Buford as a divorced father.
  • Time Fixers: Nicktoons of the Future involves the children of several Nicktoons characters, such as Darry Phantom (son of Danny Phantom) and Max Neutron (son of Jimmy Neutron).
  • The Fooly Falls sequel Ride on a Shooting Star is about the fan-created children of Dipper and Wendy, Mabel and Pacifica, and Soos.
  • Many pieces of Futurama fan art and comics by Spider-Matt feature Fry and Leela's daughter Elena.
  • Star vs. the Forces of Evil:
    • Ship War AU is a fancomic about Marco's two Kids From the Future, with a twist: Elizabeth Butterfly is from a timeline where he winds up with Star, while Jam Diaz is his son with Jackie Lynn. Both want to make sure that he winds up with the "right" girl to assure their own existence.
    • Tales Of Mewni is a fanfic starring the children of Star Butterly, Asterossa "Astro" Butterfly and Titania "Nia" Butterfly as the main protagonists. Given that this fic is a spinoff of the larger Next Gen crossover universe known as The Callyieverse there are also appearances from the children of other cartoon characters in this fic outside of the SVTFOE show.
    • Queens of Mewni had as its initial premise Aurora, daughter of Star and Marco, having to go into hiding on Earth after an attempt on her life. Ironically, it's Star's Fan Created Ancestors that got more attention and popularity.
      • Eclipsa was also given another daughter, Luna the Child, whom she believed died in a fire not long before she ran away with Globgor. Luna, who was discovered to be still alive after Eclipsa was frozen by the MHC, was so ashamed of being Eclipsa's daughter she erased herself from Eclipsa's memory and then Eclipsa from all of Mewni's memory.
  • The Missionverse features Mission, Thrax and Invicta, the children of Megatron and Starscream.
  • Rugrats fanfics:
    • In Three's a Crowd, set a year or two after the show, Stu and Didi have a third baby: a daughter named Isabella "Izzy" Stephanie Pickles.
    • In Angelica Learns a Lesson, Drew and Charlotte have a second daughter, named Trixie.
    • In Kitten Companions, Chowder has at least three unnamed kittens. He's a tomcat in canon, but they handwaved it by saying the Carmichaels were mistaken.
  • Glitter Reunion is a Jem oneshot featuring the kids of several of the series' cast. It's especially focused on Rio and Jerrica's daughter Zoie and Riot and Rapture's son Raoul.
  • Fan-artist E-vay has a series of comics about Aurora, Sonic, and Amy's daughter in the Sonic Boom-verse.
  • Better Off Not Knowing is a short The Legend of Korra story whose protagonist seems to be the daughter of Zaheer and P'Li, though she doesn't know it.
  • The Secret Show fanfics:
  • Winx Club has:
    • The fan comic ''Almost Magical'' that, barring Tecna, respects the canon pairings up the third season and follows two parallel plots: one when the children of the Winx are still kids and their mothers face an incarnation of the Shadow Phoenix and another where the children are teenagers attending the three magical schools. The main plot follows Star (Bloom and Sky's), Selene (Stella and Bradon's), Elle (Tecna's), Ran (Musa and Riven's), and Xana (Aisha and Nabu's).
    • Paradoxus, a crossover with World of Warcraft where the Burning Legion has invaded Magix, that also respects the canon pairings up to the sixth season. It's worth noting that all of the children are females and most of them are only daughters. They are: Altalune and Trisha (Bloom and Sky's), Stacy (Stella and Brandon's), Gilliam (Flora and Helia's), Zoe (Tecna and Timmy's), Harmony (Musa and Riven's), Niobe (Aisha and Nex's), Morrigan (Daphne and Thoren's) and Rosalie (Roxy and Andy's).
  • Total Drama Legacy is a Total Drama fanfiction about the sons and daughters of Total Drama characters partaking in challenges and competing for a million dollars just like their parents did.
  • In The Simpsons: Team L.A.S.H.: the titular Team L.A.S.H. consists of Liv (daughter of Krusty the Clown and Miss Pennycandy), Anastasia (adoptive daughter of Mr. Burns and Smithers), Simon (surrogacy-conceived son of Principal Skinner and Superintendent Chalmers), and Hikaru (son of Comic Book Guy and Kumiko). Other children of previously-established Simpsons characters show up occasionally in the fic.