In Underworld Awakening Selene is captured and cryonically frozen after a bomb grenade hit her and Michael underwater.

She awakes 12 years later to find out she has a daughter, and apparently Michael is the biological father.

But I can't recollect that they actually ever explained where the daughter came from? Was Selene pregnant when they caught her? Or was the baby produced in the lab with DNA from both captives?

Maybe I just missed that part, I hope someone can clear that up.

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    Well, they did have happy fun time in the second movie, so....
    – DForck42
    Apr 19, 2012 at 13:42
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    Ok maybe the title should rather read: "Was Selene pregnant?" I am familiar with the general way how this works. ;)
    – magnattic
    Apr 19, 2012 at 14:06
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    Well, you see, when two people love each other they...
    – DForck42
    Apr 19, 2012 at 15:27
  • Well, Selene did do it with Michael after she almost burned to death in the truck in the big warehouse in Underworld: Evolution. So that would explain a lot.
    – user6070
    Sep 9, 2013 at 8:16
  • I personally think that Selene was already pregnant when they were captured but that's just me
    – user20420
    Apr 12, 2015 at 14:06

2 Answers 2


Eve is the three-way hybrid daughter of Selene and Michael Corvin, through whom she is a descendant of Alexander Corvinus. In Underworld: Awakening, she tells Selene that her names is Subject 2. She was born without her parents' knowledge during their 12-year captivity in Antigen. [Note] (this is also confirmed in bonus material on the DVD & Blu-ray). The scientists in the facility told her that her parents were dead. After her escape, Selene discovers that she had given birth to Eve during her unconscious state. Being pursued by both humans and Lycans because of her unique origin, and despite Selene's attempts to shield her from the dangers around them. Although never referred to as "Eve" in the film, the name has caught on among fans of the series. She is portrayed by India Eisley.

Note: "The first ten minutes of Underworld: Awakening is a prologue that explains everything that’s happened before the events of the film, then it cuts to 13 years later." ~ Underworld: Awakening Set Visit interview; Producer Richard Wright Full Interview

These are the details from Wikipedia.

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    I don’t understand why this was accepted, it doesn’t answer the question. The closest it comes is by assuming that if Selene was already pregnant, she knew about it which of course isn’t guaranteed (especially for someone busy fighting all the time).
    – Synetech
    Dec 8, 2012 at 1:22
  • @Synetech have you missed the highlighted words.
    – Ankit Sharma
    Dec 8, 2012 at 8:29
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    No, I did not; in fact I am talking specifically about them. The lines indicates that Selene didn’t know that Eve was born, but it says nothing about Selene knowing whether she was pregnant or not. She could have been pregnant already or the scientists could have extracted DNA and made her in a Petri dish.
    – Synetech
    Dec 8, 2012 at 15:06
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    It was never explained in movie or in any interview Then that is the answer. ;-)
    – Synetech
    Dec 9, 2012 at 15:10
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    @Synetech - Correction: That would have been the answer
    – Malady
    Jun 8, 2016 at 19:57

According to Selene's narration in Underworld: Blood Wars, Selene was unknowingly pregnant with Eve when Selene was captured. She must have only recently become pregnant, because she did not yet know about her daughter.

The time gap between Underworld: Evolution and Underworld: Awakening is too long for Selene to have become pregnant during Evolution. According to an interview with Director Björn Stein, Awakening “picks up about six months after the end of the second” film.

Selene and Michael spent the time in between films together, and Selene became pregnant in the usual way.

  • I don't have a quote from Blood Wars handy. I think it was part of the narration right at the start of the film, when Selene was explaining the backstory.
    – amaranth
    Jan 12, 2017 at 20:26
  • Ah yes, the usual way "when a mummy vampire Princess and a daddy hybrid/vampire/werewolf/mutant love each other very much they dress up in skin-tight leather fetishwear..., etc"
    – Valorum
    Dec 16, 2023 at 15:41

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