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4th Aug '16 10:57:46 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The Prophets of ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' were already rapidly declining when the war with humanity started. The Covenant Prophets all come from the gene pool of a single ship launched from their now-destroyed homeworld, meaning they have to be very careful to avoid inbreeding. Then High Charity, their major population center, was consumed by [[ZombieApocalypse The Flood]]. According to their file on ''Waypoint'', there are less than a thousand members of their species left in the whole galaxy.

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* The Prophets of ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' were already rapidly declining when the war with humanity started. The Covenant Covenant's Prophets all come from the gene pool of a single ship launched from their (allegedly) now-destroyed homeworld, meaning they have to be very careful to avoid inbreeding. Then High Charity, ''High Charity'', their major population center, was consumed by [[ZombieApocalypse The Flood]]. According to their file on ''Waypoint'', there are less than a thousand members of their species left in the whole galaxy.
21st Jul '16 6:16:47 PM WaserWifle
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* The [[OurGiantsAreBigger Varl]] from ''VideoGame/TheBannerSaga'' were all created individually from clay by the god Hadrborg, and are all male thus cannot breed. By the second game, the vast majority of varl in existence are probably marching with your caravan - only a few hundred, despite being excellent warriors with a lifespan of centuries. You can either contribute to their extinction, or attempt to save as many as you can.
19th Jul '16 9:52:04 PM M84
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* At the beginning of the ''ComicBook/XMen'' event "Second Coming", the mutant species was declared to be this, as their lowered numbers (181 at the time) weren't sufficient for natural propagation. [[spoiler:Averted in the aftermath of ''ComicBook/AvengersVsXMen'', as the Phoenix's power has been used to restore the species.]]

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* At the beginning of the ''ComicBook/XMen'' event "Second Coming", the mutant species was declared to be this, as their lowered numbers (181 at the time) weren't sufficient for natural propagation. [[spoiler:Averted in the aftermath of ''ComicBook/AvengersVsXMen'', as the Phoenix's power has been used to restore the species.]]]] They are dying again in AllNewAllDifferentMarvel since the Terrigen Mists spread by Blackbolt's Terrigen Bomb are having adverse effects on many mutants.
17th Jul '16 3:50:12 AM narm00
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* Both the White and Green Martians in Creator/DCComics are Dying Races. None still live on Mars and there's only one Green Martian (the Martian Manhunter) and a handful of White Martians (including Miss Martian) left (at least outside of the Phantom Zone). Technically, they aren't separate species, just separate races, so even if there were more White Martians left, the Martian species as a whole is dying out.
* While Franchise/{{Superman}} is no longer the LastOfHisKind, there are so few Kryptonians left after the ''New Krypton'' storyline that the species as a whole is doomed.

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* Both the White and Green Martians in Creator/DCComics are Dying Races. None still live on Mars and there's only one Green Martian (the Martian Manhunter) Creator/MartianManhunter) and a handful of White Martians (including Miss Martian) left (at least outside of the Phantom Zone). Technically, they aren't separate species, just separate races, so even if there were more White Martians left, the Martian species as a whole is dying out.
* While Franchise/{{Superman}} is no longer the LastOfHisKind, pre-''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}'' there are were so few Kryptonians left after the ''New Krypton'' storyline that the species as a whole is was doomed.



** In between the old and new series, the Doctor used "the Moment" to wipe out all the Time Lords, leaving just him, [[spoiler:an OppositeSexClone genetic anomaly that may or may not "count", a handful of part-human hybrids, and, at least for a time, his arch-enemy the Master]].

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** In between the old and new series, the Doctor used "the Moment" to wipe out all the Time Lords, leaving just him, [[spoiler:an OppositeSexClone genetic anomaly that may or may not "count", a handful of part-human hybrids, and, at least for a time, his arch-enemy the Master]]. [[spoiler:Following "The Day of the Doctor" and the events of series 9, however, the Time Lords have been returned to the universe.]]
16th Jul '16 12:11:15 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Literature/SecondApocalypse'': The Nonmen suffered a {{gendercide}} and were cursed with immortality, so the race consists of ancient men who are being driven insane by the FogOfAges and the inevitable doom of their race.
9th Jul '16 8:03:41 AM narm00
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Space 1889}}'' the canals are slowly decaying and cannot be repaired. Mars is about to become arid and basically uninhabitable again destroying most native life including the three types of sentients. Canal Martians generally more or less accept this, which the Europeans, who believe in Progress and sometimes in social darwinism, find offensive or a sign of weakness.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Space 1889}}'' the 1889}}'': The canals of Mars are slowly decaying and cannot be repaired. repaired, which will result in Mars is about to become becoming arid and basically uninhabitable again again, destroying most native life including the three types of sentients. Canal Martians generally more or less accept this, which the Europeans, who believe in Progress and sometimes in social darwinism, find offensive or a sign of weakness.



* "DyingRace" (by that exact name) is a racial disadvantage in ''{{GURPS}} Aliens'': "For whatever reason, the race's death rate has exceeded the birth rate. If this trend isn't reversed, the race will be extinct in a few generations."
** The Jarrel in ''{{GURPS}} Aliens'' have it. However, they are trying to recover and start growing again.
** It was eliminated on 4e on charges of not actually being disadvantageous. You can still simulate it by taking other disadvantages, you'd just ''actually have to earn your points.''

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* "DyingRace" (by that exact name) is a racial disadvantage in ''{{GURPS}} ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} Aliens'': "For whatever reason, the race's death rate has exceeded the birth rate. If this trend isn't reversed, the race will be extinct in a few generations."
** The Jarrel in ''{{GURPS}} ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} Aliens'' have it. However, they are trying to recover and start growing again.
** It was eliminated on in 4e on charges of not actually being disadvantageous. You can still simulate it by taking other disadvantages, you'd just ''actually have to earn your points.''



** The Dragon-Kings (dinosaur-folk) has been dying for thousands of years now. Due to the way the Dragon-Kings reincarnate, they can't expand beyond the number of available souls, and that number has suffered enormous periodic drop offs throughout the history of Man. Even among those who remain, the devastation of their culture (and past life memories of their grief) means that the vast majority are never educated past the feral first stage of their life.
** TheFairFolk are in a similar boat; the majority of them invaded Creation during the Balorian Crusade and were subsequently all but wiped out by the [[LostSuperweapon Realm Defense Grid]], leaving scant millions remaining. This combined with how they "reproduce" slowly and their original home is being occupied by a ravenous offshoot, they've largely fallen into melancholy.

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** The Dragon-Kings (dinosaur-folk) has have been dying for thousands of years now. Due to the way the Dragon-Kings reincarnate, they can't expand beyond the number of available souls, and that number has suffered enormous periodic drop offs throughout the history of Man. Even among those who remain, the devastation of their culture (and past life memories of their grief) means that the vast majority are never educated past the feral first stage of their life.
** TheFairFolk are in a similar boat; the majority of them invaded Creation during the Balorian Crusade and were subsequently all but wiped out by the [[LostSuperweapon Realm Defense Grid]], leaving scant millions remaining. This combined with how they "reproduce" slowly and their original home is being occupied by a ravenous offshoot, offshoot means they've largely fallen into melancholy.
1st May '16 11:15:28 PM Theriocephalus
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** In ''A World of Ice and Fire'', there is mention of the Hairy Men, a species of shaggy, stout humanoids that were once very widespread in western Essos, dominating the central grasslands and the western hills and islands, but were displaced over time by the advance of the humans, who drove them out of their kingdoms one after the other. It's hinted that the Ibbenese are all that remains of their race.
1st May '16 9:39:26 PM jormis29
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'': The Dragon-Kings (dinosaur-folk) has been dying for thousands of years now. Due to the way the Dragon-Kings reincarnate, they can't expand beyond the number of available souls, and that number has suffered enormous periodic drop offs throughout the history of Man. Even among those who remain, the devastation of their culture (and past life memories of their grief) means that the vast majority are never educated past the feral first stage of their life.
** TheFairFolk are in a similar boat; the majority of them invaded Creation during the Balorian Crusade and were subsequently all but wiped out by the [[LostSuperweapon Realm Defense Grid]], leaving scant millions remaining. This combined with how they "reproduce" slowly and their original home is being occupied by a ravenous offshoot, they've largely fallen into melancholy/

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'': ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}''
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The Dragon-Kings (dinosaur-folk) has been dying for thousands of years now. Due to the way the Dragon-Kings reincarnate, they can't expand beyond the number of available souls, and that number has suffered enormous periodic drop offs throughout the history of Man. Even among those who remain, the devastation of their culture (and past life memories of their grief) means that the vast majority are never educated past the feral first stage of their life.
** TheFairFolk are in a similar boat; the majority of them invaded Creation during the Balorian Crusade and were subsequently all but wiped out by the [[LostSuperweapon Realm Defense Grid]], leaving scant millions remaining. This combined with how they "reproduce" slowly and their original home is being occupied by a ravenous offshoot, they've largely fallen into melancholy/melancholy.
1st May '16 7:51:23 PM Theriocephalus
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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' the magical races tend to be this. There are only a few dozen giants left, as are their mammoths (whom they use for riding) and unicorns. Special mention goes to:

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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' the magical races tend to be this. There are only a few dozen giants left, as are and their mammoths (whom they use for riding) and unicorns.are similarly rare, as are the unicorns, which survive only on the island of Skagos. Dire wolves are on their way out, too, although they will likely last longer than the rest. Special mention goes to:
28th Mar '16 7:29:30 PM Doug86
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* The Saiyans in DragonBallZ. There are only 8 pure-blooded Saiyans left (4 in the original manga) after Freeza destroys the planet Vegeta. It's turned around somewhat by the time of Dragon Ball Online, as most humans have some Saiyan blood in them at that point.

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* The Saiyans in DragonBallZ.''Anime/DragonBallZ''. There are only 8 pure-blooded Saiyans left (4 in the original manga) after Freeza destroys the planet Vegeta. It's turned around somewhat by the time of Dragon ''Dragon Ball Online, Online'', as most humans have some Saiyan blood in them at that point.



* Humanity is this in AttackOnTitan, with the titans having reduced most of humanity to a tiny fraction that is forced to live within three erected walls just to keep them from extinction. And with the Colossal Titan's invasion, it only continues to decline.

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* Humanity is this in AttackOnTitan, ''Anime/AttackOnTitan'', with the titans having reduced most of humanity to a tiny fraction that is forced to live within three erected walls just to keep them from extinction. And with the Colossal Titan's invasion, it only continues to decline.



* Both the White and Green Martians in DCComics are Dying Races. None still live on Mars and there's only one Green Martian (the Martian Manhunter) and a handful of White Martians (including Miss Martian) left (at least outside of the Phantom Zone). Technically, they aren't separate species, just separate races, so even if there were more White Martians left, the Martian species as a whole is dying out.
* While {{Superman}} is no longer the LastOfHisKind, there are so few Kryptonians left after the ''New Krypton'' storyline that the species as a whole is doomed.

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* Both the White and Green Martians in DCComics Creator/DCComics are Dying Races. None still live on Mars and there's only one Green Martian (the Martian Manhunter) and a handful of White Martians (including Miss Martian) left (at least outside of the Phantom Zone). Technically, they aren't separate species, just separate races, so even if there were more White Martians left, the Martian species as a whole is dying out.
* While {{Superman}} Franchise/{{Superman}} is no longer the LastOfHisKind, there are so few Kryptonians left after the ''New Krypton'' storyline that the species as a whole is doomed.
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