Follow TV Tropes

Following

Playing With / Dominant Species Genes

Go To

Basic Trope: Offspring produced by Interspecies Romance between species X and Y are always of species X

  • Straight: Xander, a human man, falls in love with Jade, an elf. They get married and have a child, and that child is 100% elven. They name her Jordan.
  • Exaggerated:
    • Xander is a black man so dark he could hide from a serial killer in a bucket of coal. Jade is so light skinned people have gone blind looking directly at her. Not to mention the fact Jade's physical build is completely different from any other human's. Jordan's expressed and recessive genetic make up has absolutely no connection to Xander despite him being her father, and is somehow more elven than her own mom despite being a halfling. Everyone thinks Jade is cheating on him.
    • Advertisement:
    • Humans come in contact with numerous elves, vampires, martians, and monster girls. Nobody wants to breed within the human race anymore and begin going for these sub-species immigrants, each child having no human genetic origin. Within 100 years the human race is effectively bred out of existence... but it was totally worth it.
  • Downplayed: Jordan comes out and is determined to be 70% elven and 30% human.
  • Justified:
    • Elven genes are generally dominant, despite what species the mother and father are. Naturally they'll overtake human genes.
  • Inverted: ???
  • Subverted: Jordan is initially born looking elven, but during her pre-teen years she begins to express human traits from her father.
  • Double Subverted: ... but it was just a phase. She looks 100% elf again in adulthood.
  • Parodied: ???
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Xander and Jade have a child who is 50% elven and 50% human
  • Advertisement:
  • Enforced: The artists had no idea how to design a human/elf hybrid, so just chose the more appealing design.
  • Lampshaded: "You're sure she isn't cheating on you Xander?"
  • Invoked: The writers considered the possible genetic hiccups of Interspecies Romance, and considered the possibility of overly dominant genes on one's part.
  • Exploited: Since the child looks like an elf, Xander and Jade set up Jordan as an elf in preschool and beyond and claim she's adopted to avoid Half-Breed Discrimination.
  • Defied: The scientists at the sperm bank make sure to select the sperm and egg combination that will result in 50/50% human/elf offspring.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Deconstructed:
    • Xander has trouble connecting with his own daughter since she looks nothing like him. Since Xander has darker skin than Jade, the fact Jordan does is even more baffling to him.
    • Advertisement:
    • Xander and Jade's relationship immediately falls apart the instant Jordan is born. He believes she was cheating on him and had a child with another elf, but Jade knows she did not and is just as confused as him. This ends in a confrontation which leads to a divorce, and Jordan is ultimately orphaned.
  • Reconstructed:
    • Despite this, Xander eventally comes to terms with it and loves his daughter all the same.
    • A year or two later, Xander and Jade make up and decide to raise Jordan as well. He decides to accept Jordan as his biological daughter, and even if Jade cheated on him, the elf who impregnated her is too much of a loser to raise his own child and Xander ought' do it since he loves Jade anyway.

Dominant Species Genes had a child with another trope, but it just became another Dominant Species Genes
Top

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:

/

Media sources:

/

Report