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31st Mar '16 9:18:14 PM Jacce
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* One of the ideas in ''Stardust Memories'' is that evolutionary levels are contagious on a mass scale--if a world has primitive life, and it's visited by humans, that primitive life will rapidly evolve to fill all evolutionary niches required in order to produce human-like creatures. Unfortunately, [[BodyHorror it may hit an evolutionary dead end during the attempt]] . . .

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* One of the ideas in ''Stardust Memories'' is that evolutionary levels are contagious on a mass scale--if a world has primitive life, and it's visited by humans, that primitive life will rapidly evolve to fill all evolutionary niches required in order to produce human-like creatures. Unfortunately, [[BodyHorror it may hit an evolutionary dead end during the attempt]] . . .attempt]]...
7th Mar '16 9:11:11 PM TheMoccasinKing
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* The [[{{Precursors}} Forerunners]] of ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}'' built their society around a pseudo-religious philosophy in which their species must uphold the "Mantle of Responsibility", a position of galactic guardianship which belongs to "those whose evolution is most complete". Whether this is an actual tenet of the title as specified by the [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens Precursors]] or a means for the Forerunners to impose their will over [[FantasticRacism "lesser" races]] [[KnightTemplar while still claiming moral superiority]] is unknown.
20th Feb '16 1:39:37 AM SeptimusHeap
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10th Oct '15 9:27:59 AM nombretomado
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* [[Franchise/TheDCU DCComics']] Captain Comet is supposed to be the next stage of human evolution ("born [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale a hundred thousand years]] before his time!") In the {{New 52}}, his "species" is called Neo Sapiens.

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* [[Franchise/TheDCU DCComics']] Captain Comet is supposed to be the next stage of human evolution ("born [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale a hundred thousand years]] before his time!") In the {{New ComicBook/{{New 52}}, his "species" is called Neo Sapiens.
23rd Sep '15 8:22:03 PM nombretomado
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** Sometimes, {{Galactus}} is said to target worlds at the "apex of their evolution" to devour. For evolution to have an "apex", it has to be a finite process with multiple levels, and a highest, "best" level.

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** Sometimes, {{Galactus}} ComicBook/{{Galactus}} is said to target worlds at the "apex of their evolution" to devour. For evolution to have an "apex", it has to be a finite process with multiple levels, and a highest, "best" level.
20th Jul '15 6:48:40 PM M84
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** One thing about mutants that's worth noting is that the X-factor responsible for mutations was not originally part of humanity's genetic makeup. The Celestials added it while they were playing god on Earth.
18th Jul '15 6:27:52 AM rcmerod52
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* Franchise/Pokémon has over 700 different creatures in it, and the number of Pokémon without an "evolved" form decreases with every generation. Some Pokémon even have a forked path of evolution, most notably Eevee, which, as of Generation VI, has 8 choices for evolution.

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* Franchise/Pokémon ''{{Franchise/Pokemon}}'' has over 700 different creatures in it, and the number of Pokémon without an "evolved" form decreases with every generation. Some Pokémon even have a forked path of evolution, most notably Eevee, which, as of Generation VI, has 8 choices for evolution.


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* {{WebAnimation/Dorkly|Originals}} parodies the usage of this trope in regards to ''{{Franchise/Pokemon}}'' evolutions in [[https://youtu.be/kTthcMOODvc if Pokemon Evolutions Were Realistic]].
30th Mar '15 8:20:53 PM lorgskyegon
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*** Mutants themselves are classified based on power levels.
**** The lowest level are called dregs. These are mutants who essentially have harmful or useless mutations. Mutants that have an altered body but no real superpowers are dregs.
**** Betas and gammas are low-powered mutants whose abilities are still useful. You'll rarely find these on a team, but the school has several.
**** Alphas are very powerful mutants, the kind you'd find on teams.
**** Omega-level mutants are generally those who can manipulate matter on a molecular level and/or warp reality.
**** A very few characters are occasionally called "beyond omega classification." These are among the most powerful and dangerous '''beings''' in the multiverse.
20th Mar '15 2:19:00 PM TVRulezAgain
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* In the ''{{Tunnels}}'' series, in the novel ''Spiral'', the Styx are said to be on a higher evolutionary level than humanity.

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* In the ''{{Tunnels}}'' ''Literature/{{Tunnels}}'' series, in the novel ''Spiral'', the Styx are said to be on a higher evolutionary level than humanity.
1st Feb '15 12:30:08 AM Ramona122003
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* DragonballZ of all things has a possible aversion, although it's likely a case of AccidentallyAccurate. When Majin Bu first appears, and hasn't yet revealed his true power, Vegeta mistakenly believes it's a case of CantKeepUp, in which he was previously the strongest in the universe, but has fallen behind. He states that Saiyans have "evolved" since Bu's time. By sheer dumb luck this happens to be correct, because Freeza did indeed eliminate the vast majority of the Saiyan gene pool, leaving only a few who were capable of becoming Super Saiyans.

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* DragonballZ of all things has a possible aversion, although it's likely a case of AccidentallyAccurate. When Majin Bu Buu first appears, and hasn't yet revealed his true power, Vegeta mistakenly believes it's a case of CantKeepUp, CantCatchUp, in which he was previously the strongest in the universe, but has fallen behind. behind since his long hibernation. He states that Saiyans have "evolved" since Bu's Buu's time. By sheer dumb luck this happens to be correct, because Freeza did indeed eliminate the vast majority of the Saiyan gene pool, leaving only a few who were capable of becoming Super Saiyans.
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