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21st Feb '17 6:44:46 AM Theriocephalus
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** Goblins, Orcs and trolls find themselves dying off in droves after the fall of Mordor, reduced to being monsters under beds and villains on fairytales and stories, never again to be the great threats they once were.

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** Goblins, Orcs and trolls find themselves dying off in droves after the fall of Mordor, reduced to being monsters under beds and villains on in fairytales and stories, never again to be the great threats they once were.
21st Feb '17 6:44:20 AM Theriocephalus
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** Goblins and Orcs find themselves dying off in droves after the fall of Mordor, reduced to being monsters under beds and gremlins that mess with machinery.
** The last Balrog and the last Giant Spider die and retreat from the world, respectively, in the course of that story, and the last of the {{Giant Flyer}}s that the Riders use dies as well.

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** Goblins and Goblins, Orcs and trolls find themselves dying off in droves after the fall of Mordor, reduced to being monsters under beds and gremlins that mess with machinery.
villains on fairytales and stories, never again to be the great threats they once were.
** The last Balrog balrog and the last Giant Spider giant spider die and retreat from the world, respectively, in the course of that the story, and the last of the {{Giant Flyer}}s that the Riders use dies as well.
13th Feb '17 6:01:28 PM Theriocephalus
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** Although the Elves weren't dying, since they are technically immortal, they were going into the west, which is what happens when you kill an elf. However this meant their society in behaved just like a dying race.
** The Ents are a much better fit even than the Elves. Although they're nearly immortal, the fact that all of their females have vanished means they can't reproduce themselves, and therefore they are on a slow but inevitable road to extinction.

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** Although the Elves weren't aren't dying, since they are technically immortal, they were going into are dwindling nonetheless, having suffered huge losses over millennia of wars and cataclysms, most of them choosing to pass over the west, which is what happens when you kill an elf. However sea to the Undying Lands. For most practical purposes, this meant means their society in behaved just is much like that of a dying race.
race, as there are fewer and fewer Elves in Middle Earth as time passes.
** The Ents are a much better fit even than the Elves. Although they're nearly immortal, the fact that all of their females have vanished means they can't reproduce themselves, reproduce, and therefore they are on a slow but inevitable road to extinction.


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** The Dragons have by and large died out before the story starts, most having been killed in wars against the Elves and Dwarves or slain by heroes over time. While various lesser worms and drakes endure in the north, by the time ''Literature/TheHobbit'' starts Smaug is the last of the true, great dragons left.
13th Feb '17 5:55:37 PM Theriocephalus
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** The last Balrog and the last Giant Spider die and retreat from the world, respectively, in the course of that story, and the last of the GiantFlyers that the Riders use dies as well.

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** The last Balrog and the last Giant Spider die and retreat from the world, respectively, in the course of that story, and the last of the GiantFlyers {{Giant Flyer}}s that the Riders use dies as well.



* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' the magical races tend to be this. There are only a few dozen giants left, and their mammoths (whom they use for riding) 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:

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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' the magical races tend to be this. There are only a few dozen giants left, despite them having once inhabited most of Westeros and Essos, and their mammoths (whom they use for riding) 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:
22nd Jan '17 12:20:20 AM Luppercus
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* The Gummi Bears in ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'', at first is thought that only seven of them remain and althoug other communities of Gummi Bears are discover latter on, they are more or less in the same numbers or less.
16th Jan '17 2:28:38 AM Luppercus
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* The Martians are described as a dying race in ''Film/TheWarOfTheWorlds'', this is the reason why they invade Earth, as their planet is unsuitable for life now.
31st Dec '16 3:08:33 PM ReaderAt2046
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* The cities of the Khaiem in ''Literature/TheLongPriceQuartet'' depend totally on the powers of the andat to run their economies and defend them from attack. But since an andat which has been bound and then released can never again be bound in the same way, the power of the andat diminishes slightly with every lost binding. One character contrasts this with the Galts, whose technology grows more and more powerful each year, as new discoveries build on old.
** [[spoiler: Both the Khaiem and the Galts become this at the end of ''An Autumn War'', when the andat Corrupting-The-Generative slips from control and sterilizes every Khaiate woman and every Galtish man.]]
17th Dec '16 4:46:24 PM StarTropes
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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' gives us the Hirogen. Their obsession with HuntingTheMostDangerousGame has made them spread themselves too thin, with one of them worried that within a thousand years they'll go extinct.
10th Nov '16 11:29:28 AM Thepenguinking2
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Whatever the reason is, the dying out may be viewed as a tragedy, because someone appreciates the UniquenessValue of the DyingRace and so regards them as an EndangeredSpecies.

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Whatever the reason is, the dying out may be viewed as a tragedy, because someone appreciates the UniquenessValue of the DyingRace dying race and so regards them as an EndangeredSpecies.



* "DyingRace" (by that exact name) is a racial disadvantage in ''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."

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* "DyingRace" "Dying race" (by that exact name) is a racial disadvantage in ''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."



* In ''Literature/TheJenkinsverse'', every spacefaring, intelligent civilization is eventually doomed to become a DyingRace, and nobody knows why.

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* In ''Literature/TheJenkinsverse'', every spacefaring, intelligent civilization is eventually doomed to become a DyingRace, dying race, and nobody knows why.
24th Oct '16 6:14:14 PM Pysiewicz
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* Elves and dryads from ''TabletopGame/TheWitcherGameOfImagination'' suffer this fate due to human expansion and exploitation. It's easier to find a naturalized dryad (which is a well-disguised, [[HeelFaceBrainwashing brainwashed]] [[TykeBomb human girl]]) than an actual born one.
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